River Tyme Tours: 920.422.6300

Motor Coach Group Tours

De Pere | Appleton

Working with Domestic or Inbound Tour Operators, Senior Centers, Church Groups or Social Organizations, we add time on the river to any itinerary! We want your group to be able to get on this great river and fall in love with it, as we have! You and your guests will be surprised by how very pretty this body of water actually is! We promise to take great care of your group. We fully respect that ours is but a part of your tour offering, and we are a direct reflection on you and your company. Our aim is to be your go to water addition whenever you are around this part of Wisconsin.


River Tyme – De Pere

 is a 1953 Riverboat, 2 Levels, Full Bar & Restroom onboard. Minimum 30 Passengers, Maximum 49 Passengers.

Group Tour Options in De Pere:

Love Your River Group Tour:  A laid-back tour, with heavy narration focused on the history, environment, area geology, or a combination – hopefully close to reality, or at least made to sound so. Leaving from our home port in De Pere. Nice scenery to include wooded banks and nice homes & includes the closest thing we have to a castle in these parts! Options: Add in passage thru a hand-operated historic lock  — 

$28 – 1.5 Hours
$31  – 2.0 Hours
$34  – 2.0 Hours to include lock passage thru De Pere Lock


Fox River Canal and Lock System Package: Travel the waterway built at the turn of the century to create passage from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi. Lock through at the hands of the tender, just as you would have in the early 1900s. This is possible because we are fortunate to have one of the last two hand operated locks remaining in the U.S. Learn why it was built, how it was built, tour the home of the man who made it happen, learn why it failed to be the greatest water highway, and how the locals saved this piece of history.

This is the perfect choice for day and bus tour groups. The package includes a guided tour of Hazelwood Historic Home, a 2-hour cruise onboard River Tyme to include passage through the Lock in De Pere, and narration focused on the history of the Fox Locks System, and a very tasty box lunch. Minimum Guests – 31, Maximum Guests – 49. If you have less than 31, we will need to open the river cruise portion up to the public to help fill the boat, otherwise all will be the same.

Hazelwood Historic House Museum Tour led by Docent- 1.5 hours 
*Travel to Boat approximately 5 miles, plus loading and unloading – .5 hours
Riverboat Cruise through historic hand-operated lock, with tour guide, downriver toward Green Bay and return – 2 hours

$41 – per person, includes museum entry, river cruise, tour guide, lock passage

$19 – per person to add in a Box Lunch on the boat includes a choice of sandwich or salad, a side & a cookie & water


Lock Your Way to Green Bay: Board the vessel in De Pere, travel South for a bit, to see St Norbert’s College and some lovely scenery before turning about to go thru the historic hand-operated lock. Enjoy some of the industrial and urban landscape, and then disembark at Green Bay’s City Deck. Walk to area shops or have lunch at one of the eateries close by, then board the vessel to take you back to the home dock. 

$43 – per person, includes river cruise, tour guide, lock passage, docking while guests are enjoying lunch/shopping and return passage to De Pere

We are happy to customize a tour for your liking. Call today to see if your date is available, and we will start planning your group outing! 920.422.6300

River Tyme Too – Appleton

 is more casual. She’s a 1981 Canal boat, 1 Level, Beer, Beverages & Snacks for purchase.  Restroom available on land. 34 Passengers. 

Group Tour Options in Appleton:

Down by the Old Mill Tour:  So much great history packed into one day! Visit a woolen mill that first opened its doors in 1880, and has been running ever since …. same machine, same family, an amazing gem for time travel.  Combine that with a tour of the world’s first home lit by hydroelectricity. Edison light bulbs are still in place.

Eat lunch at one of the areas local eateries, right along the water, if at all possible. Last, but surely not least, you will cruise on one of our fine refurbished vessels and enjoy the river that brought the mills here in the first place.

Minimum Guests – 24, Maximum Guests – 35. If your group is 36 – 55, we will split them into two smaller groups and alternate destinations.


Hearthstone Historic House Museum tour led by docent – 1.30 hours

Courtney Woolen Mill visit led by 3rd generation owner – .45 hour

Area establishment for lunch – 1.5 hours

Travel 5 miles to home dock of River Tyme Too – Appleton

Canal Boat Cruise, downriver thru a hand operated historic stone lock – 2 hours

Total = 6.5 hours to include lunch and drive time between stops


$59 per person, includes step-on guide, all museum fees, lock passage and a very nice meal 


Cruise to the Dutch Windmill: Begin your trans-ethnic journey in the small town of Little Chute at an authentic, fully functioning, Dutch Windmill brought to Wisconsin from the Netherlands. Grab a cup of coffee or tea at the local coffee house, then head to the boat to cruise thru a wonderful stone, hand-operated lock on the way to Appleton. Cruise is one way, drop off and pick up locations are different. Minimum Guests – 24, Maximum Guests – 35. If your group is 36 – 55, we will split them into two smaller groups and alternate destinations.



Windmill tour led by Docent – 1.25 hours

Coffee House time – .5 hours

Canalboat Cruise thru lock – 1.5 hours

Total = 3.25 hours

$42 per person, includes museum entry & lock passage & snack at coffee house


Love Your River Cruise: 

A laid-back tour, with light narration focused on the history, environment, area geology, or a combination – hopefully close to reality, or at least made to sound so. Leaving from our home ports in Appleton. Nice scenery to include wooded banks and nice homes (Option: Add in passage thru a hand-operated historic lock.)

$25 – River Tyme Too – Appleton – 1.5 Hours

$29 – River Tyme Too – Appleton – 2 Hours


Lock Your Way to Little Chute: 

Heavier on the narration, and a bit longer, this tour goes from our home dock, thru the Cedars lock and stops in Little Chute for a stop at either Down the Hill Bar or a walk along Heritage Parkway Trail. Then, returns to the home dock.

$35 – River Tyme Too – Appleton – 3 Hours


Add in a Meal | Individualized or Grouped

We work with area caterers to bring you a tasty and fresh sandwich, salad, side & cookie lunch. We promise it will be tasty – trust us, we have had plenty of untasty sandwiches and so have tested these ourselves, in fact we make them in our very own Bistro! 

$19 – either location


Don’t have a full motorcoach load of people? Consider booking out one of our public tours. There’s a good chance a few very nice strangers, soon to be friends, will join you. But that’s just a bonus, right?