Riverboat TwilightBoard the Riverboat Twilight and enjoy a special 1-hour sightseeing cruise on the Mighty Mississippi River. Le Claire has a rich history as a river town and now you can experience riding the river aboard the gorgeous Riverboat Twilight.

The folks at the Riverboat Twilight have arranged to offer a special cruise for Vettes On The River attendees. There will be four 1-hour sightseeing cruises offered. Once on board you can enjoy complimentary lemonade, iced tea, coffee, and water. A full cash bar will also be available. The cost for these special cruises is only $20 per person and $2 of each ticket purchased will be donated to Vettes On The River and passed on directly to our Veteran groups.

If you want to take advantage of one of these very special cruises, just look for the links on our home page and click on the cruise time you’d like to schedule. We have been on board the Twilight and can tell you first-hand what a great and unique experience it is. We encourage you to see for yourself and explore the historic Mississippi River aboard the Riverboat Twilight.

Here’s a little background courtesy of The Riverboat Twilight.

The most Elegant Riverboat to be Launched in the Last 100 Years!

Fast, elegant and quiet as she slips through the water, there are three decks with comfortable dining salons and sundecks with lounge chairs to sightsee or snooze in the sun. Air conditioned or heated for comfort in any season.

The TWILIGHT designed and built by Captain Dennis Trone, is a replica of the lavish Victorian steamboats of over a century ago. Her unique rounded stern and ornate architectural detailing are reminders of those classic riverboats Mark Twain called “Floating Palaces”.

Built at LEEVAC shipyard in Jennings, Louisiana, the TWILIGHT was completed in April 1987. The main deck has a length of 126 feet and breadth of 30 feet. Her full load draft is 5′ 6″.
The propulsion is twin screws, diesel-electric drive. The main propulsion engines are Cummins KTA-19, 510 horse power each, driving 450 KW generators. The propeller shafts are driven by a General Electric traction motor. The propellers are Columbian bronze, 5 blade, 48″ diameter. The fuel capacity is 3000 gallons in 2 integral tanks.

The TWILIGHT is exceptionally fast for a vessel of her type and handles quite well. Using the 65 horse power bow thruster and the twin screw configuration, this vessel can easily pivot 360 degrees in its own length. She has even been known to pull the occasional water skier.

The TWILIGHT is annually inspected and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.

You can learn more about the Riverboat Twilight by visiting their website.