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Address: 323 Harbor Dr, Duluth, MN 55802-2639
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Enjoy our breathtaking daily cruises and sightseeing tours on Lake Superior...

Enjoy our breathtaking daily cruises and sightseeing tours on Lake Superior and Duluth/Superior Harbor. For romantic getaways and family or business occasions, we offer delicious dinner cruises along with special lunch cruises. Vista Fleet is an ideal partner for weddings and private charters of 20 or more. From wedding memories that will last a lifetime to private deck parties or even full cruise charters.

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Nice mini tour

We did the scenic tour for 75 minutes and it was a very good deal. It was nothing fancy, the tour guide was knowledgeable but not very funny, but we really didn't go very far... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been on a few of their cruises and each time learned something new about Duluth or Lake Superior. The crews are always friendly and well versed on the lake and city's history. Always some great views aboard these cruises.

Thank Sean W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was one of our highlights of our trip to Duluth. It was informative and interesting, the weather was beautiful! Even if the weather did not cooperate, the inside of the ship had a great view as well. The decor was a little dated, but other than that we had a lot of fun.

Thank Ericka C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We did the scenic tour for 75 minutes and it was a very good deal. It was nothing fancy, the tour guide was knowledgeable but not very funny, but we really didn't go very far. Wish we could have gone a little faster to cover more water. Definitely recommend it though

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Tour guide Mike was very funny. Good sights for a good price! Seeing the aerial lift bridge move was a cool experience. Must do if you visit duluth

Thank Bella F
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My Wife and I did the brunch buffet for our anniversary. The food is catered / served by Duluth Grill. We started with a choice of eggs / omelette (the salmon / havarti was excellent). The brunch items were also very good - the bison stroganoff and the mac n cheese were both great! The caramel apple french toast was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We took the sight seeing tour on $5 Tuesdays! What a deal! Tour was informative and staff was friendly. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase as well.

Thank Dan H
South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Somewhat disappointing. The boat stayed in the harbor instead of going out on the actual lake. Also the food was not as advertised. It was advertised to be a 10oz sirloin or wild rice stuffed chicken. Instead we received a 4oz piece of pork loin. The boat ride was enjoyable and did have interesting facts along the way.

Thank hcar91
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Duluth Waterfront Tour aboard the Vista Queen; We showed up after 2 PM so we missed the last harbor cruise. The ticket office guy noted come back tomorrow where they have $5 Tuesday (12 noon and 2 PM trip is only $5 versus the normal $20 PP. this time of year. So that is what we did. One drawback on... More 

Thank Tommy599
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to take a 1 hour 15 minute Vista Harbor Cruise on a recent visit to Duluth in order to have an opportunity to see the famous Aerial Lift Bridge functioning from a great vantage point on the water. We were pleasantly surprised when we went to get our $22 tickets and were changed $5! So - Tuesday is... More 

Thank Annjo2015
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We went on the Vista Fleet tour this afternoon and was disappointed with the attitude of the guide, he read from a book word for word and didn't have the enthusiasm we did expect which made it hard to listen too. He then complained that the tour was being done back to front so he had to switch around his... More 

Thank Amanda B

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