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Due to the order from Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear stemming from the outbreak of COVID-19, BB Riverboats is closed until further notice. We will be closely monitoring the virus and its impact on the Commonwealth of Kentucky. When new directives are passed along by the Governors Office that allows us to open up, we will do so. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call our office at 800-261-8586, and a member of our team will return your call as quickly as possible. Please note, that due to the nature of this epidemic, there will be delays in returning your call. Rest assured, that we will return your call as quickly as possible and we will remedy any issue you face. You can also email us at info@bbriverboats.com, but the same delays will be expected. BB Riverboats and the Bernstein Family wish all of you and your families the very best during this trying time for our community. We fully anticipate returning to our normal operation of business after this passes and hope to see all of you onboard when that time comes.

Plan Your Event

The Most Unique Event Venue in the Cincinnati Area

BB Riverboats is the premier event venue of Cincinnati. We specialize in Riverboat cruises for unique special occasions and events on the Ohio River. Our vessels are the perfect venue for your next birthday, anniversary dinner, or any other special occasion. Whether you’re throwing a morning, afternoon, or evening party, our event staff will help plan everything so you can enjoy the party and not stress over the details.

Big Events Deserve the Best Venue

BB Riverboats specializes in hosting special occasions, from birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, graduation parties, class reunions, anniversary parties, and all parties in between. There’s nothing quite like leaving the dock to get your entire gathering excited and happy about whatever occasion you’re celebrating. Breathtaking views and gorgeous vistas only add to the fun as you celebrate your special occasion on a spectacular cruise down the Ohio River.

Make Your Special Occasion Stand Out on the Ohio River

BB Riverboats offers the best event space in all of Cincinnati for unique and special occasions. No matter what the event is, a cruise down the beautiful and historic Ohio River adds a breathtaking backdrop that turns your party into an event that everyone will remember forever. There’s just something about being out on the open water that puts smiles on everyone’s faces. You’re celebrating a special occasion—make it truly memorable with a BB Riverboats cruise.

Turn Your Special Occasion into a Legendary Event

That last class reunion you went to in that back room at that random restaurant was pretty fun, wasn’t it? Sure, but it wasn’t legendary. But, a cruise down the Ohio River on BB Riverboats? Now that’s legendary! With a variety of menu and bar options available for any meal of the day, your guests will enjoy a wonderful dining experience while taking in the sights and sounds of downtown Cincinnati before heading out on to the majestic Ohio River.

Birthdays & Special Events
(50+ Guests)

BB Riverboats offers a variety of menu and bar options to make your next event great. Choose from light or heavy hors d’oeuvres, food stations or a full buffet accompanied by a bar package and entertainment.

What's Included
  • Cruise on the Ohio River

  • China, linen, and flatware selection

  • Professional event planner

  • Flexible payment terms

  • Menu tasting and selection

  • Free parking

Event Planning Services*

  • Entertainment

  • Party favors & souvenirs

  • Flowers and decor

  • Event coordination and management

  • Unique furniture layout & coverings

*Event planning services provided à la carte

Schedules & Pricing

Dining Events

  • Breakfast / BrunchBefore 12pm

    Starts at$35.00/pp

  • LunchBefore 4pm

    Starts at$40.00/pp

  • DinnerAfter 4pm

    Starts at$50.00/pp

  • Late NightAfter 11PM

    Starts at$25.00/pp

Sightseeing Events

  • Sun — SatBoat returning by 5pm

    Starts at$20.00/pp


  • Sun — ThursdayBefore 12pm

    Starts at$25.00/pp

Group Discounts
(15+ Guests)

Want to host a gathering but don’t want a private party? BB Riverboats offers group discounts on most all of our public cruises. Choose from a brunch, lunch, dinner or sightseeing cruise and receive a discount for groups 15 or more. Add an enhancement package to make your cruise unique to your party.

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Explore our fleet

Discover the mighty Ohio with BB Riverboats. Our fleet offers you smooth sailing and romantic riverboat-era charm.

The Belle of Cincinnati

The flagship of BB Riverboats. Cruise in ultimate comfort and luxury surrounded by a lavish Victorian decor appointed with sumptuous details.

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The River Queen

A royal ship indeed. Tastefully decorated and impeccably preserved, the River Queen exudes romantic riverboat-era charm.

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River's Edge

Our brand new event center at Newport Landing is now open. Book your wedding or group event today!

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