Group Rates & Reservations

Currently Closed for the Season

The William A. Irvin is currently closed.  The ship was moved to Fraser Shipyards for painting and maintenance work while the Minnesota Slip is undergoing repairs.  We will reopen for tours in Spring 2020.

Deals for groups. Reservations for school trips. Fun for all.

Bring a whole crew aboard the William A. Irvin. Group rates and reservations for ship tours are available seven days a week from May through September. We also offer discounted rates for schools and other groups looking to explore this impressive vessel. The group rate is $8 per person for groups of 20 or more. Simply fill out the Group Reservation Request Form to reserve your tickets today.

Bulk ticket discounts

We offer bulk ticket discounts for the William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum. Packets are sold in sets of 25 tickets for $200. Contact our group sales office at 218-623-1236 or email us to book your tickets.

Two ships, one great lake

Learn the history, live the adventure! Explore the expansive Duluth harbor, tour noble Lakers and see the Aerial Lift Bridge from a new angle. Get the complete Great Lakes experience on the William A. Irvin and Vista Fleet. Start with a one-hour guided tour of the William A. Irvin. Then, embark on a sightseeing harbor cruise on the Vista Fleet including educational narration. Book your ship tours today by contacting group sales at 218-623-1236 or email.

Group rates & reservations form

  • Groups of 20 or more qualify for our group rate of $6.00.

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  • - We allow 1 complimentary ticket per 20 students for teachers or chaperones.

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If you prefer, you can reach us by phone or email:

William A. Irvin Group Sales

301 Harbor Drive, Duluth MN 55802
Telephone: 218-623-1236
Fax: 218-722-4247