Group Tour Packages | Dates & Times Based on Availability
To find out availability, please email or call and we will get back to you just as soon as we possibly are able.
Who loves tour groups? We love tour groups! And we want tour groups to love us! And love the Fox River! And we know that all starts with the tour operator. Let us help you help your customers to fall in love with it all!
We will meet your bus in the parking lot, help your group navigate to our 1953 recently restored riverboat, and work to meet their every need for their entire time on our vessel. Our motto isn’t Whatever Floats your Boat for no reason, trust us. We are able to accommodate 49 paying passengers, with varying amounts of narration, but always with the beauty and calming effect of the river.
Here are our options – and our minimum guest count is 35, or the equivalent charge, except for food, of course.
Fox River Packages | 4 – 6.5 hours (including land and water portions)
Fox River Canal and Lock System: Travel the waterway built at the turn of the century to create passage from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi. Lock through at the hands of the tender, just as you would have in the early 1900s. Learn why it was built, how it was built, why it failed to be the greatest water highway, and how the locals saved this piece of history.
This is the perfect choice for day and bus tour groups. The package includes a guided tour of Hazelwood Historic Home, a 2 hour cruise onboard River Tyme to include passage through the Lock in De Pere, and narration focused on the history of the Fox Locks System, and a very tasty box lunch.
Hazelwood Historic House Museum Tour led by Docent- 1.5 hours
*Travel to Boat approximately 5 miles, plus loading and unloading – .5 hours
Riverboat Cruise through historic hand-operated lock, downriver toward Green Bay and return – 2 hours
Lunch includes a choice of sandwich plus chips, cookie and non-alcoholic drink
Total = 4 hours
$54 per person, includes museum entry, lock passage, and a box lunch
Great Lakes Maritime Memories: Cruise on the 1953 fully restored River Tyme from the mouth of Green Bay while learning about the maritime history of the great Fox River. Learn nautical terms, knot tying, shipping customs and even a song or two (if you like). Stop along the way for a relaxing lunch, and finish with ice cream on the boat.
The package includes ropes to practice tying, a great lunch and ice cream. We cannot guarantee that the song will be in tune!
This cruise starts at Leicht Park, lasts about 4.5 hours including the stop for lunch, and ends at our home port in De Pere. Please plan for your bus to pick you up, because it’s a long walk back. (Though we will carpool you if you don’t mind all trying to fit into a VW Bug – or you may decide to stay on as our newest First Mate!)
$54 per person, includes lock passage and a very nice meal
Old World Mill Tour: So much great history packed into one day! Visit a woolen mill that first opened its doors in 1880, and has been running ever since …. same machine, same family, an amazing gem for time travel. Then visit a 1932 working Edison hydroelectric central station, which will be fired up just for you. Followed by a visit to the original house that was lit by its younger twin, in 1882, in all of its old world glory. Edison light bulbs still in place.
Eat lunch in the historic Atlas Mill, one of Kimberly-Clark’s first papermaking facilities built in 1878, right along the water. Last, but surely not least, you will cruise on our 1953 riverboat and enjoy the river that brought the mills here in the first place.
You’ll spend so much time at the turning of the last century, you won’t even remember what cell phones or email or twitter is!
Site Visits are concurrent and total 2 hours including travel time:
Hearthstone Historic House Museum tour led by docent – 1 hour
Vulcan hydroelectric station visit narrated by docent – .5 hour
*Travel between – .75 hours (25 guests will visit Hearthstone while the second 25 are split into 2 groups and rotate between the Vulcan and the Woolen Mill. Then the second 25 will visit Hearthstone and the first 25 will visit Vulcan and Woolen Mill. All locations are within 2 miles of each other)
Courtney Woolen Mill visit led by 3rd generation owner – .5 hour
*Travel to lunch including loading and unloading – .5 hours
Atlas Cafe for lunch – includes a choice of sandwich plus chips, cookie and non-alcoholic drink- 1 hour
Travel to Boat (26 miles) including loading and unloading – .75 hours
Riverboat Cruise, upriver along wooded shores and beautiful homes – 1.5 hours
Total = 6.5 hours
$54 per person, includes all museum entry fees and a very nice meal
Or, if you are just looking for a cruise in and of itself:
Love Your River Cruise | 1 1/2 hour
A laid back tour, with light narration focused on the history, environment, area geology, or a combination – hopefully close to reality, or at least made to sound so. Leaving from our home port in De Pere heading upriver toward Little Rapids.
Lock & Industry Cruise | 2 hour
Heavier on the narration, but still far from lecture. We keep it interesting, and it is! There is some really cool stuff that has happened along this river! We’ll share it with you. Leaving from our home port in De Pere heading downriver, through an authentic hand-operated lock.
Add in a Meal | Individualized or Grouped
We work with area caterers to bring you a tasty and fresh sandwich, salad, & cookie lunch worthy of being served on the high seas. And trust us, we have had plenty of untasty sandwiches and so have tested these ourselves, only offering those that we really liked and would eat again, even on the main land.
Or, if you prefer a sandwich platter, we have 2 options:
37-45 guests = 4 platters, chips, cookies – $290
30-36 guests = 3 platters, chips, cookies – $220
Don’t have a full motorcoach load of people? Consider booking out one of our public tours. There’s a good chance a few very nice strangers, soon to be friends, will join you. But that’s just a bonus, right?
Email or call us today to get all of your questions answered and then please book your excursion. (Aren’t we polite?)