We’re Cruising On Lake Pepin This Summer!

The National Eagle Center is celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2019 and we’re inviting you along for a pair of special outings this June – two interpretive cruises on beautiful Lake Pepin!

Join us on the Pearl of the Lake and enjoy a leisurely two-hour summer cruise. Our naturalists will be onboard to present an educational program about the lake and its inhabitants. Learn about the importance of Lake Pepin as a critical habitat along the Upper Mississippi River Flyway for migrating waterfowl and the current challenges the lake faces due to sedimentation. Plus, get real-time interpretation about wildlife that we view during the trip around the lake. We’re sure to see some bald eagles, gulls and other native birds, so bring your binoculars and burning questions about Lake Pepin and native wildlife.

Reservations are only $30 for National Eagle Center members and $40 for non-members. Seating is limited to 100 seats per cruise. Please register using the links below.

Please plan to arrive in Lake City, MN at 3:00pm as boarding will begin 30 minutes prior to departure. The Pearl of the Lake docks at The Willows in Lake City.

Please Note:

Physical tickets will not be issued. Reservations will add your name and those of any additional guests to the cruise guest list. On the day of the cruise, you will be checked-in prior to boarding the Pearl of the Lake.

June
22nd

3:30pm – 5:30pm

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June
23rd

3:30pm – 5:30pm

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Additional Information

No food or beverages can be brought onboard. The Pearl of the Lake sells snacks (hot dogs, chips, treats, etc), soda, water, coffee, wine, beer, and mixed drinks.

The boat is docked at the Willows on the River Condominium Complex at the intersection of Highway 61 and Central Point Road at the north end of Lake City (across the highway from Americ-Inn and Burger King).  Park in the parking lot, enter the main entrance to the building, and proceed down the hall past the Lake House Restaurant to our booth where you purchase tickets and/or pick up your boarding pass. After picking up your boarding pass, you proceed out the rear exit of the building to the boat.

Because of their unique design and regulatory characteristics, excursion vessels are not subject to the same ADA Accessibility Guidelines that buildings are. That said, we make every reasonable effort to assist and accommodate passengers with special needs. Coast Guard regulations require raised thresholds in doorways for water barriers.  Our on-board restrooms are not large enough to accommodate wheelchairs.

The National Eagle Center (NEC) reserves the right to cancel a field trip for any reason. In case of cancellation by the NEC, a full refund will be offered to registrants. Any changes or cancellations will be communicated via email. If a registrant is unable to attend, they must cancel by Wednesday, June 19th at 5:00 pm to qualify for a refund.

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If you have any problems or questions with the registration process, please contact us via email at [email protected] or by calling 651-565-4989 x108.

The National Eagle Center (NEC) reserves the right to cancel a field trip for any reason. In case of cancellation by the NEC, a full refund will be offered to registrants. Any changes or cancellations will be communicated via email. If a registrant is unable to attend, they must cancel by Wednesday, June 19th at 5:00 pm to qualify for a refund.