Ohio Cruises

Ohio cruise holidays are embraced as a fantastic way to see the Ohio River and attractions along the way. When looking for things to do on your Ohio vacation consider a river cruise. A well known place to go for Ohio River cruises is Cincinnati where many cruise options offer plenty of exceptional trips. Immediately behind the Newport Aquarium visitors will find the main ticket booth. The drive to Cincinnati is under two hours from Columbus and about an hour from Dayton. While in Cincinnati don't miss a tour around the historical Fountain Square in the heart of the city.

Ohio cruise holidays are extremely popular as they offer a chance to see the Ohio River via a large variety of cruises. On a dinner cruise Ohio River meals along the water include choices of brunch, lunch and an assortment of dinner packages. A sightseeing Ohio River cruise can include a Harbor tour or a Fall Foliage trip. There are also plenty of special Ohio cruise holidays available such as Mother's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. Get involved in Ohio events such as Riverfest and take an Ohio river cruise during the exciting festival.

Special packages are also available on an Ohio river cruise with BB Riverboats. Pair your cruise with a visit to Newport Aquarium, the Freedom Center or the Triple Package which includes both Cincinnati attractions and the cruise all together. For a fun filled dinner cruise Ohio River packages include Bluegrass, Beer and BBQ Dinner for a reasonable $37.00 but be sure to confirm pricing. With a tropical dinner cruise Ohio River might feel more like the Caribbean! The "spirit of Hawaii" is evoked on this fun ride.

There are many different vessels for transportation on Ohio cruise holidays. The Belle of Cincinnati has three levels each with restrooms, a deck, dance floor and dining area! The River Queen comprises two levels and has one main level dance floor, restrooms, a buffet and observation decks. Mark Twain is the smallest of the boats used for Ohio River cruises and has one main level, restrooms, a buffet and a bar. All boats are exceptionally well kept and provide a fun and spirited atmosphere. Prices are very affordable with most cruises less then $45.00 each per person making Ohio River cruises a choice activity among visitors.

Though BB Riverboats are often the first choice with visitors there are other Ohio River cruise operators to choose from. Erie Spirit Sailing Adventures is based out of Marblehead and offers guests 3 and 8 hour sailboat charters aboard a 33-foot craft. Visitors should contact them directly for rates. Leaving from Cleveland the quadruple decked Goodtime III is a massive luxury ship that takes up to 1,000 guests along Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. The cruise throws popular events such as the Happy Hour Cruise and Dinner and Dance Cruise. A two-hour narrated Ohio River cruise is $15.00 for adults and other cruise rates vary so check before booking. The Schooner Red Witch has ports located in Toledo, Port Clinton and Sandusky and offers private charters and walk-on cruises aboard a 77-foot schooner.

The dinner cruise Ohio River companies offer is the most popular choice for an evening out. It give visitors an opportunity to see different cities from the shore and when the sun goes down the lit up city riverfront offers an incredible backdrop. If choosing to take a dinner cruise make sure to book ahead for reserved seating. Day cruises are more relaxed and though advanced plans are good you can often get a spot easily for a small party. Ohio River cruises are one of the few things to do along the river that offers a more intimate look at one of Ohio's lifelines.

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