The Elkhart River Queen is a paddle style river boat which operates tours

on the beautiful St. Joseph River in Elkhart, Indiana.


Rates & Information for the 2023 Season


The River Queen is available for rent by individual groups and companies.

Capacity is 90 people. Dock: 110 Bowers Court.

Due to safety concerns passengers must be 12 years old or older.

The top deck is 3/4 covered by a canopy, the bottom deck is air conditioned.

There is a unisex restroom on-board. 

The Elkhart River Queen offers exclusive bar services (Beer, Wine and Liquor) as well as water and soft drinks. It is a cash bar, please bring small bills.


Suggestions for Bands and Caterers for food services are: 


Teri's Bichin' Kitchen - 574-206-3365  FB: Teri's Bichin' Kitchen

Chic Eats Catering - 574-536-6386   Chic Eats Catering

Sweazy Q Catering 574-333-9488  Sweazy Q

Sport Time Family Pub and Bar 574-970-5940   SportsTime Family Pub

Graze by Erica 574-971-0099   Graze by Erica

Rico's at the Bulldog - 574 327-6227  FB:  Rico's at the Bulldog


High Gravity, Sarah Raymond & Jim Williams 574-370-0016

Don Kilgren 574-606-5387

Mike Keagle 574-320-5880

Steve Toepp 574-707-7777  Memphis Underground

Kevin Quarandillo 574-993-2189  Q-Sonics

DJ Services:

Mike Keagle 574-320-5880   or     Vince DelPrete 574-286-5421

You may bring your own food on-board but you may not bring your own alcoholic beverages, soft drinks or water.  If personal alcohol is discovered, the cruise will be terminated and the Queen will return to the dock.  Smoking is not permitted on board.

Pets are not allowed on the River Queen with the exception of certified Service animals. Certification and vaccination documents required to board.


    2 hour cruise $ 1,195.00 minimum rental fee covers up to 50 persons. Additional persons over 50 are $ 5.00 each.  Passenger capacity is 90 persons.

    3 hour cruise $1,495.00 minimum rental fee covers up to 50 persons. Additional persons over 50 are $ 5.00 each.  Passenger capacity is 90 persons.


50% deposit required at time of booking. A separate check in the amount of $200.00 is required as a cleaning deposit and will be returned at the conclusion of the cruse if the boat is in the same condition as you found it.  Must cancel 30 days prior to cruise date to get the deposit returned.  Balance due at dock before cruise begins. A new cruise date will be offered if a cruise is canceled due to weather. 


When you are ready to pick a date for your cruise, call Tom Shoff @ 574-675-6797

or Email  Deposits: HERQ, Inc. 722 Middleton Run Rd Elkhart IN 46516


Thank you for your interest in the Elkhart River Queen


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