Public Cruise info

Book a public cruise on our riverboat and see why the Michigan Princess has become one of the top tourist destinations in Lansing, Michigan. Our riverboat offers unique dining and sightseeing experiences, live music, entertainment and events, indoor/outdoor seating and special themed cruises. We make it easy to plan your lunch, date night, special occasion or family event any day of the week. And when you’re looking for fun things to do on the weekend, we have cruises for you! Our public cruises offer a unique experience for all ages. With a variety of options for entertainment and dining, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Cruises are between 1.5 and 3 hours in length, depending on the meal and entertainment options. We offer delicious food, a full-service cash bar, exciting entertainment and stunning views of the historic Grand River. Don't miss out on the fun, book your spot on one of our public cruises today. Visit our Buy Tickets section for more information and to book your tickets. We look forward to welcoming you aboard the Michigan Princess Riverboat!


Some of our popular entertainment includes: 

Oldies Night with the Sea Cruisers

Salsa Dancing with Adrian Lopez

1920s Murder Mystery Clue Style Dinner 

Craft Brew Cruise 

Fall color tours

Motown with DJ Butcher


Special holiday cruises include: 


New Year's Eve

Mother’s Day

Father’s Day 


Our summer schedule is online! See the list below and visit our website at to purchase tickets now!

May 2023

05 - Cinco de Mayo Salsa Night, hosted by Adrian "Ace" Lopez

13 - Saturday Mother’s Day Afternoon Dinner

14 - Sunday Mother’s Day Afternoon Dinner

9, 24, 31 - NEW Spring on the Grand River Lunch Cruises

21 - Afternoon Dinner

June 2023

02 - Mixed Flavors, ft. the best blues, R&B, Motown and funk

03 - Salsa Night, hosted by Adrian "Ace" Lopez

09 - Oldies with the Sea Cruisers, ft. music from the ’50s, '60s and ’70s

10 - NEW Todd Michael & the Ghost Town Marshalls

14 - Spring on the Grand River Lunch Cruise

16 - Lunch Cruise

July 2023

01 - Salsa Night, hosted by Adrian "Ace" Lopez

08 - Lunch Cruise

08 - Craft Brew Cruise

18 - Father’s Day Cruise

20 - Lunch Cruise

21 - Motown Cruise, ft. DJ Butcher

29 - NEW 1920s Murder Mystery Dinner

01, 30 - Afternoon Dinners

August 2023

19 - Salsa Night, Hosted by Adrian "Ace" Lopez

11, 16, 30 - Lunch Cruises




Free Parking

Leave your car and cares behind.

On-Board Catering

Enjoy a delicious meal.

Beverage Stations

Celebrate with a toast.

Climate Controlled

Guaranteed comfort year round.

Fully Enclosed

Cruise rain or shine.

Outdoor Seating

Take in the views of Grand River.

Don’t need the whole boat?

We rent each deck individually to accommodate smaller gatherings and offer more affordable options. If you don’t have a boat load of guests but still love the location, we can find a space that works for you.

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Seating Configuration Key. Blue: Available Seating, Orange: Additional optional seating if at capacity

Deck 1

At the bow, there's a wrap-around awning that shelters passengers from rain and direct sun, while still providing splendid views of the Grand River. The Grand Salon Dining Room features a dance floor, stage, bar area and the grand staircase. Restrooms are located on the port and starboard sides.

Deck 2

Head up the grand staircase to access the second deck. The Princess Dining Room, located toward the bow, is a dazzling hall with 15 brass chandeliers. Passengers can stroll the promenade to take in the scenic atmosphere. A second bar is located on the port side. The Stern Wheel Room is lined with five foot windows that gives passengers a fantastic view of the paddle wheels as they power the boat downriver.

Deck 3

Additional outdoor seating is available on the third deck. The Captain's Dining Room features the most private dining experience with the best views of the river. Passengers will have the opportunity to meet the captain, listen to his stories, and tour the wheelhouse.

Boat Facts

  • Year Built: 1991
  • Capacity: 300 for a seated meal, 500 for standing room only
  • Length: 110 feet
  • Width/Beam: 44 feet
  • Draft: 18 inches in bow, 3 feet at stern
  • Displacement: 262,000 lbs (131 tons)
  • Fuel Capacity: 440 gallons
  • Fresh Water: 1200 gallons
  • Grey water: 2000 gallons
  • Engines: 2x Mercruiser D Tronic 4.2  250 hp each push the boat; 1 John Deere 6068 generator 135kw
  • Speed: cruising 3 knots; top speed 7 knots
  • Average cruise length: lunch 1 1/2 hours; dinner 3 hours Lunch cruise is a 3 mile trip, dinner is a 6 mile trip 38 tons of air conditioning and 500,000 btu of heat
  • 3 bars:
  • Over 100 windows:
  • 2 bathrooms:
  • Average number of trips per year: 170
  • Number of passengers each year: 15,000
  • Busiest time of year: October
  • Cruising season: March 1-December 15
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Baby Showers

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