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1459 River Hwy. 704/663-2628, www.queenslanding.com
HOURS: Hours vary depending on the season and the vessel. Call for details.
COST: Sightseeing cruises $11.50 adults, $10.50 seniors (60+), $7.50 children under 13; lunch cruises $18.50 adults, $17.50 seniors, $13.50 children under 13; dinner cruises $45.95 adults, $42.95 seniors, $35.95 children under 13
Queen’s Landing is the launch point for The Catawba Queen and Lady of the Lake. The sightseeing boats cruise Lake Norman, a man-made lake and the largest body of freshwater in North Carolina. The 1.5-hour and 2.5-hour cruises travel past some of the 520 miles of shoreline and some of the most ornate homes in the region. The views are worth the price of admission. An extra $7 for adults will get you on the lunch cruise where the fare includes a hot dog with cookies and chips. The price for a dinner cruise is steep but the sunset views over the lake can’t be beat.
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