S.S. Ruby Boat Tours
If you’re looking for some new fun things to do in Fargo, hop on board the S.S. Ruby to see the beautiful Red River of the North in a different way! Book a cruise on the S.S. Ruby Boat and float along enjoying the scenery. We bet this will be one of your new favorite things to do with the family!
Pontoon boat tours available May through October for groups of 2 to 18 people.
Tours before 4 p.m.
• 1 hour: $150
• 2 hours: $250
Tours after 4 p.m.
• 1 hour: $200
• 2 hours: $300
$100 for each additional hour after 2 hours. No deposit required. In the event of inclement weather, boat tours can be rescheduled.
Pick up is at Convent Landing in Iwen Park: 1209 52nd Ave S, Fargo
The boat tour starts at Convent landing in Iwen Park and can go as far north at River Oaks Point and as far south as Wild Rice.
What you can bring:
• Food and beverages
• The captain of the boat is Bert, a volunteer firefighter from Moorhead who has a love for the water!
• The cruise is on the Red River of the North – one of very few rivers that flows north into Lake Winnipeg.
• The Red River marks the border of North Dakota and Minnesota, so you’ll be floating in two states at once!
• Geologically speaking, the Red River is a fairly new river which means it hasn’t had a ton of time to create a deep valley. This is one of the reasons that Fargo-Moorhead is prone to flooding in the spring.
The S.S. Ruby pontoon boat was originally owned by Riverkeepers, a non-profit organization based in Fargo-Moorhead. Although they no longer do history tours aboard the S.S. Ruby, Riverkeepers still runs tours by kayak and also runs a canoe/kayak rental shack located in Viking Ship Park.