Special Events

From time to time, the Cal Fremling will offer special events where you can register and purchase a ticket for a scheduled cruise.

Upcoming events are included below.



Ground Round Cruises aboard the Cal Fremling

Enjoy a two-hour sunset cruise aboard the Cal Fremling, sponsored by Ground Round, Winona.

Wednesday, Sept. 25: SOLD OUT

The boat will board at 5:15 and sail at 5:30-7:30pm. Be entertained by Jeani and the Dreamers during your cruise. Deadline to register is Friday, September 20

Thursday, Sept. 26:

The boat will board at 5:15 and sail at 5:30-7:30pm. Be entertained by Jeani and the Dreamers during your cruise. Deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 20

    Tuesday, Oct. 1: 

    The boat will board at 5:15 and sail at 5:30-7:30pm. The John Paulson Jazz Trio will entertain you. Deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 27

    Both cruises will offer a variety of heavy hors d’oeuvres from Ground Round and a cash bar (wine & beer).

    Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased by emailing: catering@groundroundwinona.com

    Limited seating is available so order your tickets today! The Cal Fremling accommodates 49 passengers and is handicap accessible on the enclosed, climate controlled main deck. The upper deck is open air but covered and accessible by stairs.

    When ordering tickets via email, please include your name, telephone number, and the number of tickets you want. Ground Round will call you for credit card information.

    For questions or additional information the Boat Manager for the Cal Fremling, 507.457.2477.

    The National Eagle Center Cruises

    The National Eagle Center is sponsoring two cruises aboard the Cal Fremling:

    Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 6:30-8pm
    Saturday, Oct. 12 from 3:30-5:30pm

    Join us aboard the Cal Fremling in Winona, MN and enjoy a leisurely fall cruise. Our naturalists will present an educational program about the Mississippi River, its native wildlife, the Upper Mississippi Flyway and bald eagles! Plus, get real-time interpretation about wildlife that we view during the cruise. We’re sure to see some bald eagles, gulls and other native birds, so bring your binoculars and burning questions about the river and its native wildlife.

    Reservations are only $30 for National Eagle Center members and $40 for non-members. Seating is limited.

    Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure for boarding. The Cal Fremling docks at Levee Park by The Boathouse restaurant in Winona.

    Click on this link and scroll down to register:



    Family Weekend Boat Trips

    You can purchase your tickets here. 

    Saturday, September 21:

    11am12:30pm2pm3:30pm, 5pm

    Sunday, September 22:


    All cruises are one hour in length, and boarding is 15 minutes prior to each cruise.

    Cost is $10 per person, and all individuals (including children) need a reservation. No refunds will be made. Maximum capacity per cruise is 49 people.


    History Center Cruises

    In addition, The Winona History Center offers History on the River educational cruises. The evening programs being offered through the Winona County Historical Society aboard the Cal Fremling this year are:

    Steamboat Stories with Robert Taunt

    Sept. 05, 2019
    6pm launch

    Mammals of the Upper Mississippi with Ranger Edward Lagace

    Sept. 12, 2019
    6pm launch

    Eagles on the Mississippi with the National Eagle Center

    Sept. 19, 2019
    5:30pm launch


    For ticket prices and availability for any of the History on the River cruises, call the History Center at 507.454.2723 or visit the Winona County Historical Society.