Forest City Queen Specialty Cruises

Express Lunch Cruise

Offered every Friday, June 2 – August 25, 2017

Cruises departing at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm

Lunch includes your choice of turkey and cheese, ham and cheese, or veggie sandwich along with chips, soda/water, and a cookie.

Lunch & Cruise: $14 (resident); $16 (non-resident) 

RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED. Walk-ups accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, but spots fill fast! Tickets for the lunch cruise may be purchased at the Trolley Station. Please arrive and check in at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.

Lunch Provided by: Beef-a-Roo

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Dinner on the Rock

Featuring fine food and drinks by Prairie Street Brewing Co.

You’ve dined on the dock, but have you dined on the Rock? The Forest City Queen provides a unique location for the Prairie Street Brewing Co. to offer a dining experience beyond the dock. Cruising on select dates, June through September.

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Offered the last Saturday each month

Dine in style and enjoy the sunset as you cruise up and down the Rock River. Vegetarian option available if requested when placing reservation. Menu selections subject to change due to market availability.

Dinner & Cruise: $45 (resident); $48 (non-resident)

Beer, wine, iced tea, lemonade available for purchase.

Prime Rib Dinner: June 24, 2017; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Serving prime rib, roasted shallot mashed potatoes, blanched asparagus, and green peppercorn jus

Roasted Halibut Dinner: July 22, 2017; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Serving roasted halibut, summer squash, tomatoes, olives and pistachio salsa verde

Beef Tenderloin Dinner: August 19, 2017; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Serving roasted tenderloin of beef, herb scalloped potatoes, baby carrots, and shallot pepper jus

King Salmon Dinner: September 23, 2017; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Serving seared king salmon, wild rice, cracked hazelnuts, roasted fennel bulb, and herb coulis

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BBQ Cruise

Offered Saturdays, June 10, July 8, August 5, September 2; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Head to Rockford City Market, then climb aboard the Queen for good food and music! Vegetarian option available if requested when placing reservation.

Dinner & Cruise: $20 (resident); $22 (non-resident)

Cash bar offering beer and wine

Serving pulled pork on a pretzel bun (chef may change the meat and BBQ flavor at discretion), RBC Beer Cheese Fondue chips, and a side, plus your choice of one 10-oz beer or RBC Root Beer.

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Brews Cruise

Offered Saturdays, June 17, July 15, August 26, September 16; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (9/16 cruise: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Enjoy an evening on the Queen while enjoying beer and wine samples from Prairie Street Brewing Co. Find one you like? Cash bar available for a “full” glass of your favorite brew!

Cruise & Sampling: $20 (resident); $22 (non-resident)

Cash bar offering beer, wine and non alcoholic beverages. Serving samples of six beers per person, and pub snacks from Prairie Street Brewing Co.

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Pizza Cruise


  • Wednesdays, June 7 - August 23, 2017
  • Fridays, June 9 - September 1, 2017


  • June/July: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • August/September: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Perfect for families, friends, and groups! Enjoy a delicious pizza while cruising the Rock River. Plus, you’ll see the Ski Broncs waterski show during your cruise (select dates – no shows 6/16 and 8/11).

Cruise Tickets

  • General Admission (Ages 5+): $12 (resident); $16 (non-resident)
  • Ages 3-4: $4 (resident); $6 (non-resident)
  • Ages 2 and under: $2 (resident); $4 (non-resident)

Ticket price doesn’t include meal – food purchase required (soda/water and cookie included in ticket price)


  • 12'' Pizza & Salad (serves 2-3): $16
  • gluten-free crust additional $2

Pizzas and salad provided by Capri

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Breakfast Cruises

Brunch Cruise

Offered Saturdays, June 24, July 15, August 12, September 9, 2017; 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The early morning hours are the best time to be on the Rock River. The reflections in the water are amazing, the wildlife is waking up, and watching the sunrise over the water is breathtaking. Cameras are recommended!

Brunch & Cruise: $16 (resident); $18 (non-resident)

Breakfast provided by Prairie Street Brewing Co.

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Fall Foliage Cruise

October 14 & 15, 2017; 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

You haven’t witnessed the changing of the seasons in Rockford like this before! The tree-lined riverbanks just burst with color in October, and you can see it all from a totally different perspective aboard the Forest City Queen.Cameras are recommended! The Fall Foliage cruise depart from Nicholas Conservatory.

Breakfast & Cruise: $16 (resident); $18 (non-resident)

Serving donuts, hot cider, and coffee

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