Water activity

Ohio River: Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: BB Riverboats
Water activity

Ohio River: Sunset Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: BB Riverboats

From US$ 26.41 per person

Take in the skyline and watch the river on a sightseeing cruise along the Ohio River departing from Kentucky. Experience live entertainment as you go.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Take in the city skyline views
  • Spend a relaxing evening with your family
  • Enjoy special entertainment
Full description

Experience Cincinnati and the Ohio River on an evening cruise aboard one of the BB Riverboats. Departing from Newport, Kentucky, this tour is scheduled at the perfect time to take in the beauty of the Cincinnati skyline as the sun sets.

Enjoy special entertainment such as music as you go. Entertainment is provided by a DJ during the off-season and during the season on Monday – Thursday and a live band during the season (June – Sept) on Fridays and Saturdays.

Make the most of the onboard bar as the boat drifts down the river and the scenery moves past. Kick back and relax with a drink as the sun sets on the Ohio River. Admire the views of the Cincinnati skyline as your boat makes its journey.

  • Cruise
  • Entertainment
  • Cash bar and snacks (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

The cruise departs from Newport Landing Dock, which is located at the foot of Columbia St. adjacent to Newport Aquarium. Public Parking is available on Riverboat Row and in the surface lot on Columbia St.

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Important information

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  • The cruise schedule may change during off-season months
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 135 reviews

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Very relaxing. Wonderful evening view of the city and bridges. This was one of our favorite experiences on a 10 day trip over 5 states. We did not opt for having dinner as part of the cruise and did not regret that. We would rather be outside taking in the scenery. I highly recommend this river cruise. To be honest, I don't often take time to provide ratings and type comments but wanted to give a shout out. If you are from out of town as we were, you may find it confusing to find the parking lot which is on the Kentucky side. Good luck with the traffic circles.

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March 31, 2023

We chose to do the Sunset Cruise that didn't include the meal. We found out that it's actually the same cruise as the Dinner Cruise, you just show up a little later. The Dinner part takes place during boarding and once the Cruise begins, the food is put away. So it's better to eat somewhere else and then pay for just the Sunset Cruise. It was very nice and relaxing and the music was nice and not too loud - they picked songs that were chill and perfect for a stroll on the river. It would have been nice to hear some commentary about some of the things we passed, but having someone talk the whole time would not be good. It was perfect for my parents who are in their 80's and can't walk far distances - they were able to sit and just enjoy the view. All in all, we really enjoyed it!

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March 31, 2023

The cruise was great! We took the sunset sightseeing tour, and we enjoyed the live music. There was a dinner cruise going on as well as a private party at the same time (I thought they were separate). Only things that could have made it better were clearer labels of where to go to buy snacks and drinks, and more information and direction from the crew. Had to hunt them down to ask questions!

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 401163