Mission

Make unforgettable memories on our riverboat cruises in Hannibal, Missouri!

To create lifelong memories for our guests and to inspire a sense of wonder and appreciation for the Mississippi River and the people and places it has touched throughout history.

We strive to educate and entertain our guests with informative commentary and engaging activities, from live music and storytelling to interactive exhibits and demonstrations. We are committed to operating our riverboat in an environmentally responsible manner, minimizing our impact on the river and its ecosystem.

OWNER AND PILOT

Meet our captains

Steve Terry is the proud captain and owner of the Mark Twain Riverboat in Hannibal, Missouri. With a lifelong passion for the Mississippi River and a deep appreciation for its history and culture, He has dedicated his career to sharing this special place with others. He brings his extensive knowledge of the river to every cruise, sharing fascinating stories and historical facts with his guests. He has also invested in sustainable practices and initiatives to minimize the riverboat's impact on the environment. Through his leadership and vision, he has made the Mark Twain Riverboat a beloved institution in Hannibal and a must-see attraction for visitors from around the world. He takes great pride in providing his guests with an unforgettable journey on the Mississippi River.

Story

Welcome Aboard!

The Mark Twain has been a unique feature on the Hannibal riverfront for more than 30 years. As a family-owned business since 1997, we strive to offer you a unique riverboat experience on the Mighty Mississippi, whether you’re a Hannibal resident or visitor. Choose between our two daily cruise offerings: our Sightseeing Cruise and our evening Dinner Cruise. Whether you are looking to spend the day on the river taking in the sights or dining on the river at sunset, Mark Twain Riverboat has something for everyone.

  • Built in 1964 at Dubuque Boiler and Boatworks
  • 120 feet long, 33 feet wide, 6-foot draft
  • 350 passenger capacity
  • Inspected annually by the USCG
  • Wheelchair accessible w/limitations (not 100% wheelchair access)

Why choose us?

A Glimpse At Missouri Through The Lens Of A Famous Author On The Mississippi River

A Mississippi River cruise aboard Mark Twain Riverboat Co. allows you to enjoy a short excursion from Hannibal during the more pleasant weather months of the year. Just 100 miles away from St. Louis, our Mississippi River boat cruise is the only cruise that departs from Mark Twain's boyhood home.

River cruising gives you the time and space to fully immerse yourself in Mark Twain's story and the Mississippi River, getting to know the inspiration behind his books. We handle every detail for you from departure to dinner on our Mississippi river cruises, making it possible for you to fully relax and enjoy our modern riverboat.

Relaxing

Cruising down the river is a great way to unwind and enjoy nature after a busy week. Hannibal, Missouri is home to some of the most scenic riverfront views in the Midwest!

Cruising down the river is a great way to unwind and enjoy nature after a busy week. Hannibal, Missouri is home to some of the most scenic riverfront views in the Midwest!

Informative

Our cruise guides are experts in their field and love to share their knowledge about this beautiful city. They'll educate you all about the history of the area and its inhabitants, so you can reall...

Our cruise guides are experts in their field and love to share their knowledge about this beautiful city. They'll educate you all about the history of the area and its inhabitants, so you can really get an insider's look at this fascinating area.

Family-friendly

Our cruises are great for families with children of all ages, so bring your whole crew along with you! We have plenty of activities that will keep you occupied during the day and night.

Our cruises are great for families with children of all ages, so bring your whole crew along with you! We have plenty of activities that will keep you occupied during the day and night.

Location

Enjoy the beauty of the Mighty Mississippi, Hannibal MO

Hannibal is a historic city with a lot of charm and character. The city is situated on the Mississippi River, making it a prime spot for cruising.

Here are a few facts about the area:

  • Mark Twain is the most famous person from Hannibal, Mo, but we also have several other famous people that have called Hannibal home.
  • The city is home to the oldest standing building in Missouri, which was built in 1819 and still stands today.
  • One of the few places in the world where you can see a double sunset

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

To some extent – yes. Sometimes we will have to because the weather isn’t always ideal and we want to stay in shallow, calm waters to keep the trip enjoyable.

Our cruises last approximately one to two hours

Yes, we offer a variety of food and drinks, including a snack bar and a full-service bar.

No, smoking is not allowed onboard.

We are wheelchair accessible on the lower deck. However, there is no lift to the upper deck and wheelchairs do not fit in the bathrooms.

Book your cruise today.

Sail away with us and enjoy a delicious meal and stunning views of the river.
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