Rates and Information for the Elkhart River Queen

The Elkhart River Queen is a paddle style river boat which operates tours on the beautiful St. Joseph River in Elkhart, Indiana.

The River Queen is available for rent by individual groups and companies. Currently the River Queen does not have a public cruise scheduled.

Two hour cruise $750.00 minimum rental fee covers up to 50 persons. Additional persons over 50 are $ 10.00 each.
Three hour cruise $950.00 minimum rental fee covers up to 50 persons. Additional persons over 50 are $ 10.00 each.
Two hour event at the dock $400.00 the Elkhart River Queen is a “ready to go party” stay at the dock, your guests may come and go as they wish. $ 400.00, other options available

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. 

Credit Cards will incur a 3.5% convenience fee.

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. BINGO machine 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: 


Chic Eats Catering - 574-536-6386 (Carrie Rogers)

Sport Time Family Pub and Bar – 574-907-5940

Graze by Erica – 574-971-0099 –

Matterhorn Catering - 574-323-7640

Sweazy Q Catering – 574-596-6799

Rico’s at the Bulldog – 574-327-6227


Mike Keagle 574-320-5880

Captain Mike  586-321-3375

Steve Toepp – 574-707-7777  Memphis Underground

Kevin Quarandillo – 574-993-2189  Q-Sonics

Chris Robison – 574-312-3282

DJ Services:

Vince DelPrete 574-286-5421   

Joe Stephen  213-315-1286

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.

Contact information:
Our telephone number is:  574-675-6797

HERQ, Inc. 722 Middleton Run Road Elkhart IN 46516

Thank you for your interest in the Elkhart River Queen


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