Wisconsin River Cruises

5699 Hwy 8 West, Rhinelander, WI 54501 Map · Phone number
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About Wisconsin River Cruises

Wisconsin River Cruises originated originated as Wilderness Cruises on the Willow Flowage in 1987. The business was originally started by Glenn and Shirley Schneider, who purchased Bassett Point Resort on the Willow in the mid-80's.

The Schneider's started with a 55 foot, single deck pontoon boat. After a few years of rapid growth and continued interest within the community, they built a larger 76 foot excursion boat, the Wilderness Queen.

In 1991, Tom Tiffany and his wife, Chris, purchased the business from the Schneiders, who moved to warmer climates to run a classic paddle-wheeler on Lake Conroe in the Houston Texas area. In 2007, the Tiffany's chose to move the Wilderness Queen to the Wisconsin River near Rhinelander. It was quite the task, but has proven to be well worth it.

The Tiffany's operated it until 2012 when Ben and Patty Zastrow purchased it. The property has been landscaped for a reception area for entertaining customers. we believe you'll be pleasantly surprised at the lack of development on the cruise route, despite it being so close to Rhinelander. Wildlife abounds along the route, with three eagle's nests, nesting loons, otters, massive snapping turtles and other abundant wildlife.

Wisconsin River Cruises has evolved from sight-seeing cruises to dinner cruises, hosting weddings, company picnics, church socials and various other custom cruises! This year my husband and I are looking forward to bringing new adventures to our customers while maintaining the quality the Wilderness Queen has always had.

As we enter in our third season we look forward to welcoming new customers aboard, and renewing acquaintances with our existing customers, some of whom have been with us since 1991. It's our belief that there is no better way to make a special event truly memorable than by making it a cruise!

We hope to see you soon.

Ben & Patty Zastrow

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Wisconsin River Cruises FAQ

  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 100
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Boat/Yacht
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Cake, Clean Up, Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, Flatware
  • What transportation and access is available? Wheelchair Access

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  • 5699 Hwy 8 West Rhinelander, 54501 See on map
    7153697500 (Phone number)

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