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.


Summer Events Cancelled due to COVID-19

Though our team was excited to launch the boating season, we regret to inform you that the Cal Fremling boat will not operate through Aug. 5, 2020.

We will continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for social distancing and large-group activities to determine options for the Fall 2020 season.

We are all navigating uncharted waters during this global pandemic. While it saddens us, we know this decision was the right course of action to ensure the health and safety of our customers and our crew.

Ground Round Cruises aboard the Cal Fremling


The Ground Round Cruises are done for this season. Check back in the spring for opportunities to cruise with the Ground Round, enjoying wonderful hors d'oeuvres and music.

Dates will be announced during Season 2020.

For questions or additional information, contact Kim Hill, the Cal Fremling Boat Manager, at 507.457.2477 or boat@winona.edu.

The National Eagle Center Cruises


The National Eagle Center sponsored cruises aboard the Cal Fremling in 2020.

These cruises are a great way to view wildlife and enjoy the natural beauty of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

You'll learn about bald eagles and other native wildlife, the history of our natural resources and the current threats they face from our expert naturalists.

History Center Cruises


The Winona History Center typically offers History on the River educational cruises each summer.

Family Weekend Boat Trips


Family Weekend is an annual event.

Please check back for the schedule of boat rides available aboard the Cal Fremling for Family Weekend 2020.

Homecoming Weekend Boat Trips


Check back in Fall 2020 for availability of Homecoming Cruises aboard the Cal Fremling.