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What better way to start the day than a brunch buffet on board the historic Belle of Louisville?

Brunch cruises feature a delicious buffet, live entertainment or music by a DJ, and plenty of time to enjoy a river experience. The Belle features a full-service bar, inside and outside seating, wheelchair accessibility to portions of the vessel, easy passenger drop-off, and nearby parking.

Choosing to include the buffet guarantees inside seating, with access to outdoor decks. Advance reservations are required. Sightseeing tickets (upstairs, outside seating only without the buffet) may be purchased in the ticket office the day of the cruise (subject to availability) or in advance on this website or over the phone. Our ticket office is located next to the Belle of Louisville.  The outdoor decks are not handicap accessible.

For individual and group pricing, visit the planning section of our site!

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  • Jul. 2

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Jul. 9

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Jul. 16

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Jul. 23

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Jul. 30

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Aug. 6

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Aug. 13

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Aug. 20

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Aug. 27

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Sep. 3

    MCALPINE LOCK BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–4:00 pm
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    What a great river adventure – a cruise through McAlpine Lock! This narrated cruise is about the history of the lock and the impact it has made on river transportation. Get ready for a great downriver cruise!

    If river conditions do not allow us to go through the lock, we’ll take a terrific cruise upriver instead. There is no refund or exchange for tickets if we are not able to go through the lock. Tickets with buffet (tax added on at purchase): Adults – $38, Seniors – $37, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $28.   Sightseeing rates also available.

  • Sep. 10

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Sep. 17

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Sep. 24

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Oct. 1

    MCALPINE LOCK BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–4:00 pm
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    What a great river adventure – a cruise through McAlpine Lock! This narrated cruise isabout the history of the lock and the impact it has made on river transportation. Get ready for a great downriver cruise!

    If river conditions do not allow us to go through the lock, we’ll take a terrific cruise upriver instead. There is no refund or exchange for tickets if we are not able to go through the lock.  Tickets with buffet (tax added on at purchase): Adults – $38, Seniors – $37, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $28.   Sightseeing rates also available.

  • Oct. 8

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Oct. 16

    LOUISVILLE TO MADISON

    Belle of Louisville
    10:30 am–5:00 pm
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    Join us for a 6 hour cruise from Louisville, KY to Madison, Indiana one way. While on board we will offer history of the boats and the river and play some background music, kick back and relax and enjoy the beauty of the Ohio River. Fall leaves are beautiful. This is a one of a kind cruise, tickets sure sell fast! Plan your hotel stay or transport back.

  • Oct. 17

    MADISON TO LOUISVILLE

    Belle of Louisville
    10:30 am–5:00 pm
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    Join us for a 4-6 hour cruise from Madison, Indiana to Louisville, KY one way. While on board we will offer history of the boats and the river and play some background music. Fall leaves are beautiful. This is a one of a kind cruise, tickets sure sell fast! Plan your hotel stay or transport back.

  • Oct. 22

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Oct. 23

    LOUISVILLE TO MADISON

    Belle of Louisville
    10:30 am–5:00 pm
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    Join us for a 6 hour cruise from Louisville, KY to Madison, Indiana one way. While on board we will offer history of the boats and the river and play some background music, kick back and relax and enjoy the beauty of the Ohio River. Fall leaves are beautiful. This is a one of a kind cruise, tickets sure sell fast! Plan your hotel stay or transport back.

  • Oct. 24

    MADISON TO LOUISVILLE

    Belle of Louisville
    10:30 am–5:00 pm
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    Join us for a 4-6 hour cruise from Madison, Indiana to Louisville, KY one way. While on board we will offer history of the boats and the river and play some background music. Fall leaves are beautiful. This is a one of a kind cruise, tickets sure sell fast! Plan your hotel stay or transport back.

  • Oct. 29

    SIGHTSEEING / BRUNCH CRUISE

    Belle of Louisville
    1:00 pm–3:00 pm
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  • Dec. 9

    BRUNCH W/ SANTA & MRS. CLAUS

    Spirit of Jefferson
    11:00 am–1:00 pm
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    Make our holiday tradition part of your holiday plans, and join Santa and Mrs. Claus on a two-hour cruise on the Spirit of Jefferson! With two enclosed decks, she is a boat for all seasons. A delicious buffet brunch will be served, and a DJ! – A whole lot of fun for the whole family! Advanced reservations required.

    Tickets (plus tax): Adults – $42, Seniors – $41, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $32

  • Dec. 16

    BRUNCH W/ SANTA & MRS. CLAUS

    Spirit of Jefferson
    11:00 am–1:00 pm
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    Make our holiday tradition part of your holiday plans, and join Santa and Mrs. Claus on a two-hour cruise on the Spirit of Jefferson! With two enclosed decks, she is a boat for all seasons. A delicious buffet brunch will be served, and a DJ! – A whole lot of fun for the whole family! Advanced reservations required.

    Tickets (plus tax): Adults – $42, Seniors – $41, Children (ages 4 – 12) – $32

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FAQs

  • Where do I pick up my tickets?

    Tickets should be picked up prior to your cruise in the ticket office, which is the green-and-white vessel beside the Belle.

  • What is the dress code?

    The vessel is casual; sightseers should dress according to the weather. On Sightseeing Tours, shorts and t-shirts are welcome. For Lunch Cruises, shorts or slacks and t-shirts are fine. On Dinner Cruises, casual attire is suggested. No sleeveless shirts for men, please. The Spirit of Jefferson is air-conditioned, and the Belle of Louisville has air-conditioning on the ballroom deck.

  • What is the difference between the Belle and the Spirit of Jefferson?

    The Belle is our nearly 100 year old National Historic Landmark and a much larger vessel. She is original to the steamboat era and a living operating museum. The Spirit of Jefferson is a smaller, newer riverboat.

  • Where do I park?

    The Wharf parking lot is a pay lot at 129 River Road (entrance by Joe’s Crab Shack). This lot stretches along the wharf to the Belle area. If this lot is full, the Riverview Parking Garage off of 6th Street is just a walk across the street from the Belle.

  • What are your ADA arrangements for the disabled?

    The Belle has an elevator lift to help with wheel chairs and provide access to the Ballroom Deck, however the Texas & Hurricane decks are not accessible. Wheelchairs on the Spirit can go to the first deck only.

  • What is a Sightseeing Ticket?

    A Sightseeing ticket provides a two-hour sightseeing ride on the Texas Deck (top) of the Belle or Spirit. Sightseeing passengers can also enjoy a self-guided tour of the boat, a full concession café, and full bar service. After lunch is over for those who purchased meal tickets, Sightseers are welcome to enter the ballroom for dancing and a break from outside.

  • How do I get reservations for the lunch or dinner options?

    When calling, state the type of ticket you are interested in and if they are available they will be sold to you; sometimes we sell out for meals because of limited capacity. All meal ticket reservations require a 48-hour advance notice because our caterer requires a final count the day before the cruise. Those with sightseeing passes can upgrade for a flat price posted on the certificate; this needs to be done when you make your reservation.

  • Can I bring my own food and beverages aboard the boat?

    No food or beverages can be brought onto the vessel.

  • What do I need to bring?

    You will need your confirmation number from your reservation and proper identification to pick up pre-paid tickets. Other than hopefully your sunglasses, nothing else is needed.

  • What happens if I lose my confirmation number?

    Tickets are filed by last name. Be prepared to show a photo ID in order to pick up the ticket.

  • What if it rains?

    The vessels go out in the rain unless there is a threatening storm. Should weather dictate that we cannot cruise, dockside lunch/dinner is still served and passes for another sightseeing cruise are given out based on management’s discretion.

  • When do I get on the cruise?

    Boarding is usually ½ hour before the cruise departure. Cruises depart on time.

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