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Valley Gem Sternwheeler

The Valley Gem Sternwheeler is a modern-day sternwheeler able to carry up to 296 passengers.  We offer tours and special events from April through November with charters available any time scheduling permits.  We have a climate controlled lower deck with restrooms for your convenience.  The lower deck also houses our Port Side Cafe serving a lunch menu during each Sightseeing trip.  Half of the upper deck is covered by an awning which provides protection from the sun while enjoying the scenic views of the river.

The Valley Gem is the largest passenger vessel that runs between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.  We are inspected by the United States Coast Guard and are proud to be handicap accessible.  

90 minute Sightseeing Cruises depart at 12:00 Noon and return at 1:30pm: Weekends in May; Daily June 1 through August 23; Weekends in September.

Saturday Dinner Cruises: June through Early November; time and menus vary.

Dessert Cruises Thursdays: 7:30pm to 9:00pm in July and August.

The Marietta Sternwheel Festival takes place the weekend after Labor Day.

Fall Foliage Lock Cruises available in October and November and Holiday cruises are available in November and December.  

Please visit our website for information on all of our cruises. 

Address

Valley Gem Landing
601 Front St.

Marietta, Ohio 45750

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 373-7862
Fax: (740) 373-8076

E-mail Address(es)

valleygem@gmail.com

Hours

Sunday: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Monday: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Special Hours:

Website(s)

Homepage

Admission

Adults: 12.00
Senior: 11.00
55 and Over
Children: 6.00
Children pricing is for ages 3 to 12

Special Offers

Tropical Dinner Cruise
Starts: 8/7/2010
Ends: No End Date
Put on your Hawaiian shirts, the Valley Gem is going tropical! After a fabulous buffet with an Island spin, enjoy island music and games with Kerry Blair. 5pm to 7pm Reservations required.

July 4th Dinner Cruise
Starts: 7/4/2010
Ends: No End Date
8pm to 11pmish. Enjoy a Grand Buffet with Prime Rib, Chicken, and Pasta, while you cruise the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers. Enjoy live entertainment by Pottmeyer's. We will drop anchor to view the Washington County Fireworks from the river.

Stockport to Marietta
Starts: 10/18/2010
Ends: No End Date
On Monday, October 18, the Valley Gem Sternwheeler will be traveling down Muskingum River from Stockport to Marietta. Enjoy river lore as we journey through four of the original locks and two of the side-cut canals on the Muskingum River. The locks operate today just as they did over 160 years ago– by hand! This is the last system of hand-operated locks in the country. On Monday, depart from the Valley Gem landing in Marietta at 8:30am. A coach will transport you to Stockport. A prime rib buffet lunch will be served onboard. Arrive in Marietta at 5pmish.

Marietta to Stockport Day Cruise
Starts: 10/17/2010
Ends: No End Date
On Sunday, October 17, the Valley Gem Sternwheeler will be traveling up the Muskingum River from to Stockport. Enjoy river lore as you journey through four of the original locks and two of the side-cut canals on the Muskingum River. The locks operate today just as they did over 160 years ago– by hand! This is the last system of hand-operated locks in the country.Depart from the Valley Gem landing in Marietta at 10am. A continental breakfast and a prime rib buffet lunch will be served onboard. A motor coach will take you back to your car in Marietta.

Parking

FREE

Valley Gem cruising by Marietta Ohio

Get a great view of Downtown Marietta aboard the Valley Gem.


Print Offers


  • Tropical Dinner Cruise

    Put on your Hawaiian shirts, the Valley Gem is going tropical! After a fabulous buffet with an Island spin, enjoy island music and games with Kerry Blair. 5pm to 7pm Reservations required.

    Adults $36.00, Seniors $34.50 Children $26 (ages 3 to 12)

  • July 4th Dinner Cruise

    8pm to 11pmish. Enjoy a Grand Buffet with Prime Rib, Chicken, and Pasta, while you cruise the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers. Enjoy live entertainment by Pottmeyer's. We will drop anchor to view the Washington County Fireworks from the river.

    $43.00 Adult $41.50 Seniors

  • Stockport to Marietta

    On Monday, October 18, the Valley Gem Sternwheeler will be traveling down Muskingum River from Stockport to Marietta. Enjoy river lore as we journey through four of the original locks and two of the side-cut canals on the Muskingum River. The locks operate today just as they did over 160 years ago– by hand! This is the last system of hand-operated locks in the country. On Monday, depart from the Valley Gem landing in Marietta at 8:30am. A coach will transport you to Stockport. A prime rib buffet lunch will be served onboard. Arrive in Marietta at 5pmish.

    $109 per person

  • Marietta to Stockport Day Cruise

    On Sunday, October 17, the Valley Gem Sternwheeler will be traveling up the Muskingum River from to Stockport. Enjoy river lore as you journey through four of the original locks and two of the side-cut canals on the Muskingum River. The locks operate today just as they did over 160 years ago– by hand! This is the last system of hand-operated locks in the country.Depart from the Valley Gem landing in Marietta at 10am. A continental breakfast and a prime rib buffet lunch will be served onboard. A motor coach will take you back to your car in Marietta.

    $109 per person

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