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Come aboard for a guest favorite – a sunset cruise on the historic Belle of Louisville! Enjoy live music and beautiful river views.


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Special Events

yacht rock sunset cruise | june 4

Throw it back the 80s with a totally tubular Yacht Rock Sunset Cruise! Come decked out in your favorite 80s swag while listening to some funky fresh music from Tony & the Tanlines.

This event runs from 8 P.M. to 10 P.M. and is restricted to guests ages 21 and above. Tickets are $39.99 for adults (21-64) and $38.99 for seniors (65+).

journeys to freedom: (un)known project river cruise | june 9, 10, 22, 23

Journeys to Freedom: (Un)Known Project River Cruise is an immersive river excursion commissioned by IDEAS xLab and written and directed by artist Sidney Monroe Williams (they/them) that will take place aboard the Belle of Louisville.

While floating along the Ohio River between Kentucky — a slave state — and Indiana — a free state — participants will be immersed in the stories of two families seeking to escape enslavement by boat.

When boarding the Belle for the rivercruise, each guest will receive a color-coded passport and be assigned a persona for the event. The passport will give different passengers access to various spaces throughout the boat as the performance progresses. Poker and blackjack, vendors from MELANaire Marketplace, and food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the cruise.

The VIP Experience welcomes guests onto the Belle before General Admission boarding begins to enjoy cocktails in the Captains Quarters with leaders of the (Un)Known Project, which uses arts installation and experiences to honor the names and tell the stories of Black enslaved people in Louisville, Ky and beyond.

Learn more about (Un)Known Project at

Tickets are $45 for adults & seniors; $150 for VIP.

fourth of july fireworks cruise | july 4

Don your red, white and blue aboard the historic Belle of Louisville for an Independence Day celebration like no other! Sit back and relax onboard this two-hour cruise as you watch the sky light up with a firework display from Waterfront Park. As always, snacks and drinks are available from our concessions stand and full bar!

This special event runs from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Tickets are $45.99 for adults (15-64), $44.99 for seniors (65+), $19.99 for kids (5-14) and a free ticket for infants 4 and under.