Queen II

As famous as the Park itself, the Queen II is an Okoboji favorite. In the late 19th century, the lakes region became a resort area and the small steamboats and sailboats could not keep up with the flow of vacationers. The Queen, a large steamer, was constructed, along with other larger boats, to accommodate this new need. By the 1920s, the construction of roads around the lakes brought about the demise of most of the fleet. The Queen stayed in service for those people who wished to see the lake by water. In 1973 the Queen was finally retired, after 89 years of service. The Queen II was commissioned and built in 1986 and she was designated the “Flagship of the Iowa Navy.”

Queen II tickets can only be purchased Day of Cruise at The Arnolds Park Ticket Office.

Queen II Events


16jun7:00 pmQueen II Music Cruise - Tyler & Jennifer7:00 pm(GMT-05:00) The Queen II

30jun7:00 pmQueen II Music Cruise - Georgia Loophole7:00 pm(GMT-05:00) The Queen II


18jul7:00 pmQueen II History Cruise - Jonathan Reed7:00 pm(GMT-05:00) The Queen II

28jul7:00 pmQueen II Music Cruise - Boon & Lambert7:00 pm(GMT-05:00) The Queen II


11aug7:00 pmQueen II Music Cruise - Lakeside Jukebox7:00 pm(GMT-05:00) The Queen II

15aug7:00 pmQueen II History Cruise - Mary Dreier7:00 pm(GMT-05:00) The Queen II

18aug7:00 pmQueen II Music Cruise - Adam & I7:00 pm(GMT-05:00) The Queen II

25aug7:00 pmQueen II Music Cruise - Boon & Lambert7:00 pm(GMT-05:00) The Queen II