Rates & Reservations

Plan your next event with us!

The state-of-the-art Cal Fremling floating interpretive center and classroom provides rich, hands-on educational experiences for thousands of students in the region, fostering greater awareness and stewardship of the Mississippi River as a natural resource.

The Cal Fremling is also a perfect option for events. Consider having your next board meeting, social gathering, birthday celebration, wedding reception, corporate event, or family reunion aboard the Cal Fremling. Share the beauty of our Mississippi River with your guests.

The boat can accommodate up to 49 passengers and the main deck is handicap accessible.


Please call us at 507.457.2628 for current rates.

To Reserve

Please email boat@winona.edu or call 507.457.BOAT (2628) with any questions or to make a reservation. When making your reservation, please indicate if wheelchair or walker assistance is required.

Layout Options

The Cal Fremling offers a variety of layouts to accommodate just about any type of event.  From classrooms on the water to wedding receptions, the Cal Fremling can make your event an enjoyable cruise to remember.

A few layout options are presented below to show the variety of events the Cal Fremling can accommodate.

WSU Cal Fremling Upper Deck Set-up 

Wedding Ceremony 

Wedding Reception Upper Deck 

Special Occasion Food Arrangement 

Special Occasion Table Arrangement 

WSU Cal Fremling Classroom Set-Up 

WSU Cal Fremling Lab