Queen II

Cruise the history of lake okoboji

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.”

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Call Jean today for more information on having your event onboard Queen II.

Jean Schultz-Mugge
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Direct Line: (712) 332-6522


Full Capacity: 150

Theater seating capacity: 125

Banquet seating capacity: 90

Available May – Oct.


Full service bar



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