Wisconsin River Cruises to Leave Rhinelander in September

Aug 21, 2018

Wilderness Queen
Credit Mackenzie Martin / WXPR

Rhinelander will be saying goodbye to a beloved boat at the end of September.

The Wilderness Queen river boat with Wisconsin River Cruises has been sold. Owner Patty Zastrow says that moving to Michigan to join her husband has pushed her to sell the boat. Rather than moving somewhere local, it’s moving to southern Wisconsin.

Zastrow says they’ve had a good run.

"I've been with the boat for nine years. I've owned it for six, and it's just time for the next chapter in our lives," says Zastrow. "I'm very sad about it. It's a great tourist attraction for the area. We get thousands of visitors every year. It's a great way to showcase our Northwoods.

Zastrow says rides will still be available until September 28th.

The schedule for the remaining rides can be found here: http://www.wisconsinrivercruises.co