If you're looking for a new way to combine drinking and river activities, the Cincinnati Cycleboat is the aquatic alternative to OTR's popular Pedal Wagon — an alcoholic pedal-powered pub that takes between six and 16 people for a boozy float down the Ohio River.
This private, for-hire charter boat lets you bring the bar — beer, wine and liquor are all allowed (no kegs). However, you also have to bring the ice, cups (no glass) and music. And there is an on-board motor which you instruct the team to turn on, so the activity level is up to you; pedal as much or as little as you like.
All tours start and end at the Manhattan Harbour Yacht Club at 1301 Fourth Ave., Dayton, Ky. Once you book the boat — $475 weekdays and $550 weekends for the whole boat and $40 single tickets (currently available Monday-Thursday) — the tours go out rain or shine. If the captain determines the weather is too bad to sail, you have up to a year from your booking to reschedule.
Cincinnati Cycleboat is Coast Guard-certified and has life jackets available for everyone on board. Note: There is no swimming. If you jump off the boat and into the river, the tour will be canceled immediately.
For more info and to book a tour, visit cincycycleboat.com.