Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours220 South St
Taylors Falls, MN 55084
220 South St Taylors Falls MN 55084
From the Twin Cities:
Take either 35W or 35E north to the Hwy 8 exit
Take Hwy 8 east until you arrive at Taylors Falls (about 22 miles).
Turn right at the stop light (only stoplight in town) veer to the left
The Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours has been operating as a family business since 1906. Check out the web site at www.taylorsfallsboat.com for more information. Family Owned and Family Run since 1906 tourists by the thousands have enjoyed the scenic beauty of the world famous Dalles of the St. Croix River by excursion boat.
Your licensed boat pilot and tour guide will point out the unique rock formations that were left behind as the glaciers retreated thousands of years ago. Among the most outstanding formation is the huge stone cross for which the St. Croix River was named. "St. Croix" means Holy Cross.
Other sites that can be seen from the boats include: the world's largest glacial kettles or "pot holes", Lion's Head, Turk's Head and the highlight of the boat tour, The Old Man of the Dalles - the most outstanding natural rock face you'll ever see.
Daily Trips are offered 7 days a week from the first weekend in May thru Mid October. Dinner & Picnic Cruises are available on Wed. Fri. and/or Sat. evenings.
Private Charters, Weddings, Receptions, Corporate Parties and birthday parties are also perfect aboard one of the fleet of boats with the Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours.
Reservations are available on-line 24 hours a day for Daily Scenic Tours & Dinner Cruises at www.taylorsfallsboat.com
Hours & Dates
Open Season (May 6 - October 12)
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Offering Daily Excursions 7 days a week. Please check our website for daily times as they vary based on the time of the year.
Picnic Cruises, Dinner Cruises and Specialty Cruises are also offered.
Adults: (13 & up) $20.99 for 45 minute excursion) or $24.99 (80 minute excursion),
Children (ages 3-12): $11.99 or $14.99
Seniors: $19.99 or $23.99
Group rates for 20 or more people, with reservation.
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Organic or local food & beverage choices
- Transportation-related policies or programs
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Meetings & Conferences
- Banquet facilities maximum capacity: 250
- Catering available
- Commercial air service nearby
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
- Meeting/convention facilities maximum capacity: 250
- Number of meeting rooms: 2
- On-site catering required
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 245 reviews
We took the Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tour on the last weekend in September and the scenery was beautiful. It was wonderful to experience the river cruise and learn about the area. The parking was...
— joeandbarbg, September 29, 2020
What a great experience! We took the "Sundown tour" on a beautiful "almost fall" afternoon. The scenery was great. There staff was great and the captain was knowledgeable and funny! Would highly...
— paulaH9489ZL, September 20, 2020
The tour was good and informative. The scenery was beautiful. But I thought the cost was a little much for ride down the river.
— 380shannab, September 7, 2020
I've been on a few boat tours & this is one of the top best. Very good knowledgeable people throughout. Especially the way the driver can manipulate that big boat with the strong current & narrow...
— Laurie E, August 14, 2020
We were told social distancing would be enforced--it was not. About one in ten of the passengers wore masks, one of the crew. Accommodations for handicapped passengers were good. We felt very unsafe...
— 416Lauri, July 21, 2020