2019 Hakuna Matata Cruises:

The Hakuna Matata is a 49 passenger tour boat that can take you on a wonderful adventure on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. It is an all-weather, 53’ foot, 49-passenger Coast Guard licensed tour boat. There is seating and cafe tables on both the upper and the lower decks. The first level of the boat is fully enclosed with large windows. The upper deck is a huge open air patio offering 360 degree views of the river, bluffs, islands and historical points of interest along the way making it perfect for nature, photography and family photos. The cruise is made even more comfortable as the boat has restrooms and the TIKI BAR offering a cash bar and light snacks. Arrangements can be made for cruises to depart from St. Charles, Alton and other local departure sights. The Hakuna Matata cruises run April thru November; weather and river conditions permitting. A variety of scheduled cruising opportunities will be offered and the Hakuna Matata will also be available to rent for private parties.

To book the Hakuna Matata for a private event, email or call us today! Click Here for Prices!

River Rambler Cruise:

Every Saturday and Sunday from May-November!*

ALL ABOARD!!  Cruise Majestic Palisading Bluffs, 2 Mighty Rivers with an Exciting Fun Loving Crew that offers a fun Tiki Bar with tropical cocktails for the adults and kiddy cocktails for the kids!! But that’s not all!!  We will be sharing a few of our stories along the way too!  Sit back and relax as we point out Mile Marker 0 of the Illinois River and tell you a few tales of our wonderful rivers and their communities!

May Specialty Cruises

Cinco de Mayo Dinner Cruise

6-8pm • May 4 • $45/person

NO TIME TO SIESTA IT’S TIME TO FIESTA!  PARTY ABOARD THE HAKUNA MATATA!!  Mexican Fiesta catered by the Award Winning Grafton Oyster Bar!  Harborita Special:  $5!
Menu:

o   Grilled Chicken Enchiladas

o   Fried Mini Tacos

o   Nacho Station

o   Taco Station

Featuring ground beef, grilled chicken, queso cheese sauce, shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, salsa, pico de gallo, guacamole.

Wine on the Water

6-8pm • May 11 • $29/person

Whether you are looking for a romantic night with your sweetie or a night out with your friends, Wine on the Water is the perfect cruise for those wishing to sample our Grafton Harbor Wines while enjoying a beautiful sunset cruise!  (6 one ounce pours are factored into the price of your cruise) Pirate’s Booty, LPR, Naughty Wench, Pirate’s Love Potion, Spirits of Grafton’s Past and Tipsy Mermaid will be offered at $5/glass or $13/bottle)

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

11am-1pm • May 12 • $45/person

THE PERFECT MOTHER’S DAY GIFT!  Cruise the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers while enjoying a delicious meal catered by the award winning Grafton Oyster Bar!
Menu:

  • House Salad with choice of dressing

  • Carved smoked Ham

  • Fried Chicken

  • Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

  • Country Green Beans

  • Bread Pudding

Our Tiki Bar will be featuring, “Mommy’s Time Out Wine at $5/Glass

Happy Mother’s Day!

BLUE MOON SUNSET CRUISE

6-8pm • May 18 • $29/person

Enjoy the beautiful sunset and the rising of the "Blue Full Moon" while enjoying Blue Moon Beer for $3.00.

SPRING SEAFOOD DINNER SUNSET CRUISE

6:15-8:15pm • May 24 • $50/PERSON

A Sunset Seafood Dinner Cruise You Say?  Your request was heard loud and clear!! All Aboard for a 2-hour sunset cruise and a delicious seafood dinner catered by Grafton Oyster Bar!

Menu:

  • Caesar Salad

  • Beef Medallions topped with browned butter crab & a whiskey peppercorn cream sauce

  • Grilled salmon with creamy seafood sauce

  • Crawfish Enchiladas

  • Shrimp & Wild Mushroom Linguini Pasta

CARDINAL FAN SUNSET CRUISE

6-8PM • May 25 • $29/person

  • GAME ON! Come dressed in your Cardinal Fan gear and cheer on the Redbirds as they take on the Atlanta Braves!

  • Be ready for us to test your Cardinal Knowledge!

  • All Busch products $2 and Red Bird Punch $4

Memorial Day Cruise

2-3pm • May 27 • $18/person

June Specialty Cruises

margaritas on the mississippi sunset cruise

6-8pm • June 1 • $29/person

Come enjoy the most beautiful sunset in the Midwest while sipping margaritas for $5 and listening to Jimmy Buffet and other tropical tunes!!

Luau Sunset dinner Cruise

6:30-8:30pm • June 7 • $45/person

This dinner sunset cruise will greet you with a lei, then imagine you are cruising to Hawaii via the Mississippi River.  Your journey will also include a delicious meal prepared by Grafton Oyster Bar. An assortment of discounted Hawaiian drinks will be served up from the bartenders at the Tiki Bar.  
Menu:

  •    Mango BBQ Pulled Pork

  • Teriyaki beef skewers

  •    Shoyu Chicken

  •    Island style fried rice

  •    Hawaiian Baked beans

  •    Pineapple & Chipotle slaw

Pirate Cruise

2-3pm • June 8 • $18/adult - $16/senior - $9 children

Arrrh Ye Matey! Climb Aboard or We’ll Have You Walk the Plank! Adventure Down the Illinois and Mighty Mississippi Rivers! Drift back in time to the carefree days of pirates. Sit back and relax as your children laugh and play under the watchful eye of our Capt. and his friendly crew. Join us for an adventure that you and your kids will never forget! Treasures will include pirate punch and treat and the biggest joy of all is when your child joins our captain at the helm!! The “Hakuna Matata” Pirate Cruise is one of Grafton’s premier attractions. Our 1-hour pirate cruise offers something for everyone in your family. We provide an exceptional sightseeing experience along the palisading bluffs of the Mighty Mississippi River. We like to think that the best part of your cruise is the service and kindness that you’ll receive from our captain and crew. Our goal is for you to walk away happy and excited about your next visit. Arrrrrrhhh!

Luau sunset Cruise

6:30-8:30pm • June 8 • $29/person

On this open boarding sunset cruise everyone will receive a lei, then imagine you are cruising to Hawaii via the Mississippi River.  An assortment of discounted Hawaiian drinks will be served up from the bartenders at the Tiki Bar.

4Hands Brewery Company Craft Beer sunset Cruise

6:30-8:30pm • June 15 • $29/person

4 Hands Brewing Company is one of St. Louis finest breweries!  Sample 5, 1 ounce pours of 4 Hands most popular flavors! The cost of the samples is factored into the price of the cruise. This beer will also be available to purchase for single pours.

Father’s Day Brunch Cruise

11am-1pm • June 16 • $45/person

Treat your dad to a cruise and a wonderful Father’s Day Brunch catered by the award winning Grafton Oyster Bar!

Menu:

  • House Salad with choice of dressing

  • Fried Chicken

  • BBQ Pork Steak

  • Au Gratin Potatoes

  • Country Style Green Beans

Happy Father’s Day!

Hakuna Moscato Sunset Cruise

6:30-8:30pm • June 22 • $29/person

Grafton Harbor is pleased to be sampling 6, 1 ounce pours of Moscatos by Villa Jolando Wineries.  The cost of these samples are factored into the price of the cruise.  Enjoy refreshing moscatos such as, Mango, Peach, Blue, Passion Fruit, Strawberry, Pineapple and MORE!!

Moscato by the Bottle:  $13

Moscato by the Glass:  $5

wine on the water sunset Cruise

6:30-8:30pm • June 29 • $29/person

Whether you are looking for a romantic night with your sweetie or a night out with your friends, Wine on the Water is the perfect cruise for those wishing to sample our Grafton Harbor Wines while enjoying a beautiful sunset cruise!  (6 one ounce pours are factored into the price of your cruise) Pirate’s Booty, LPR, Naughty Wench, Pirate’s Love Potion, Spirits of Grafton’s Past and Tipsy Mermaid will be offered at $5/glass or $13/bottle)

July Specialty Cruises

Independence Day Cruise

2-3pm • July 4 • $18/adult - $16/senior - $9 children

Enjoy celebrating our nations independence while cruising the Majestic Palisading Bluffs, 2 Mighty Rivers with an Exciting Fun Loving Crew that offers a fun Tiki Bar with tropical cocktails for the adults and kiddy cocktails for the kids!!

Fireworks Sunset Cruise

6:30 - 8:30pm • July 6 • $29/person

Fireworks on the River is truly a sight to behold!  Cruise with us from 6:30 - 8:30. At 8:30 our Hakuna Matata will return to Grafton Harbor and park on our dock where you will be able to stay aboard and watch the fireworks from the upper deck of our tour boat!!  Be sure to bring your picnic baskets!!  The Tiki Bar will remain open until after the Fireworks.  (We do not allow beverages to be brought aboard, thank you!)

margaritas on the mississippi sunset cruise

6:30 - 8:30pm • July 13 • $29/person

Come enjoy the most beautiful sunset in the Midwest while sipping margaritas for $5 and listening to Jimmy Buffet and other tropical tunes!!

summer seafood dinner cruise

6:30 - 8:30pm • July 26 • $50/person

You requested and we heard your message!  Grafton Oyster Bar will be serving up delicious seafood dishes!  Come cruise with us and enjoy some of the finest seafood food around!

Menu

  • Caesar salad

  • Crab Dip with house fried tortilla chips

  • Fried Alligator

  • Crab Cakes over fried green tomatoes with crawfish Cardinale sauce

  • Shrimp & Grits

  • Crawfish Enchiladas

pirate cruise

4-5pm • July 27 • $18/adult - $16/senior - $9 children

See Description in June Section above.

Rum on the river sunset cruise

6:14 - 8:15pm • July 27 • $29/person

ARRR Ye Mateys! Set sail for a 2-hour cruise while enjoying some of our most popular rum drinks for just $5!  And for those of you wishing to take home a true treasure, purchase a souvenir mug with rum punch for just $15!

August Specialty Cruises

pirate Cruise

4-5pm • August 3 • $18/adult - $16/senior - $9 children

See Description in June Section above.

lazy days of summer slushie sunset cruise

6-8pm • August 10 • $29/person

They say Grafton Harbor has the best wine slushies around!!  This tropical cool refreshing cocktail is sure to make this beautiful sunset cruise perfect!! Cheers to the Perfect Evening with Wonderful River Friends!

blessing of the fleet parade cruise

1:30-3:30pm • August 17 • $25/person

Join us as we participate in the 57th annual Blessing of the Fleet! Cruise with us to our Lady of the River Shrine in Portage de Sioux where the Hakuna Matata will be blessed along with 100’s of other boats!  Theme for this year’s Blessing will be announced soon!! Prizes will be awarded for the beautifully decorated boats!  For more information, please go to:  www.blessingofthefleetstl.com

parrot head sunset cruise

5:45-7:45pm • August 24 • $29/person

Calling all Jimmy Buffett fans! 

o   Boat Drinks?  Absolutely!

o   Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes?   No Brainer!!

o   One Particular Harbor? Grafton Harbor of Course!!

o   Fins?  Fins to the Left, Fins to the Right!! 

-- Cruise on the Illinois & Mississippi Rivers while sipping on  $5 HABORITAS!!.  The crew will be dressed up in our best island attire and you can too.  We will be looking for anyone who would like to demonstrate their singing talent and perform a little Jimmy Buffett Karaoke just for fun! 

Hakuna moscato sunset cruise

5:30-7:30pm • August 31 • $29/person

Grafton Harbor is pleased to be sampling 6, 1 ounce pours of Moscatos by Villa Jolando Wineries.  The cost of these samples are factored into the price of the cruise.  Enjoy refreshing moscatos such as, Mango, Peach, Blue, Passion Fruit, Strawberry, Pineapple and MORE!!

o   Moscato by the Bottle:  $13

o   Moscato by the Glass:  $5

September Specialty Cruises

Labor Day Sunset Cruise

5:30-7:30pm • September 1 • $29/person

Don’t Let Your Monday Ruin Your Sunday! Enjoy a relaxing two-hour cruise taking in the beautiful landscape of the bluffs. Featuring Labor Day Drink Specials! Partake and Relax! You Deserve It!

music trivia Sunset Cruise

5:15-7:15pm • September 7 • $29/person

Test your music/artist knowledge from the 60’s to present while cruising the Mighty Illinois and Mississippi Rivers.  Price of cruise includes five rounds with 5 questions on each round.  Prizes will be given!

Full moon sunset cruise

5:15-7:15pm • September 14 • $29/person

Surprises await you on this cruise! 

Enjoy the evening cruising our Palisading Waterways on a 2-hour cruise while connecting with, Donna Wagner a Master Reiki Teacher, or Dave a Tarot Card Reader.

You may have a need to unite with those who have gone before you or maybe you need assistance in removing emotional and spiritual blockages.  Whatever your needs Dave and Donna will be on our cruise ready to help you.  Our boat will remain open after we return to shore for those who did not get a chance to speak with Dave or Donna.  (Cost:  $10/person to be paid directly to Dave and Donna)

Fall Wine/Dinner Cruise

5-7pm • September 20 • $50/person

Bring your sweetheart or your friends on a romantic sunset cruise and enjoy a delicious meal catered by Grafton Oyster Bar and a glass of wine from Grafton Harbor's Signature Collection. (The price of this cruise includes 1, 7-ounce pour)
Menu:

  • House Salad with choice of dressing

  • Beef Medallions w/ Whiskey peppercorn cream sauce

  • Chicken Modiga

  • Cavatelli Pasta

  • Butter roasted green beans

  • Bread Pudding

wine on the water sunset cruise

5-7pm • September 21 • $29/person

See description in June section above.

booze sunset cruise

4:45-6:45pm • September 28 • $29/person

See description in July section above.

October & November Specialty Cruises

Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise

5-7pm • October 4 • $45/person

Journey the majestic Fall Palisading Bluffs while celebrating Oktoberfest!  Enjoy German music, drinks and German Cuisine by Award Winning Chef Brad Hagen!
Menu:

  • Hot Bacon Spinach Salad

  • Bratwursts Sandwiches w/Sauerkraut

  • Red Cabbage

  • Boiled Buttered Potatoes

  • Roasted Chicken

  • German Chocolate Cake

pirate cruise

1:30-2:30pm • October 5 • $18/adult - $16/senior - $9 children

See Description in June Section above.

Fall Foliage Day Cruises

Saturdays from Oct. 5 - Nov. 2 from 3-4pm & Sundays from 2-3pm • $18/adult - $16/senior  - $9 children

On these one hour cruises you will see the fall colors of the bluffs from the Mississippi River! If you’re interested, we also have some information to share about some of the sights around Grafton.

Fall Foliage Sunset Cruises

4:30-6:30pm Oct 5 & 12, 4:15-6:15pm, Oct. 19 &26 • $29/person

Admire the beauty of mother nature’s canvass along the bluffs of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. This two-hour cruise allows for a relaxing time of just sitting back, relaxing and let the captain & crew do the driving!

taste of italy dinner sunset cruise

4:15-6:15pm • October 18 • $45person

We may not be on the Po River in Italy, but you can still enjoy some appetitoso Italian food prepared by the Award Winning Grafton Oyster Bar.  This two-hour sunset cruise promises a very romantic and relaxing evening.

Menu:

o   Italian salad with red onion, pimentos, artichoke hearts, and parmesan cheese

o   Toasted Ravioli

o   Lasagna

o   Chicken Marsala

o   Fettuccini Alfredo with Broccoli