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Season officially begins July 1, 2024
Out of season bookings available. Please call or email.

Ever dreamed of skimming the Mississippi River like a bird?

Unlock the hidden secrets of the river on an unforgettable hovercraft adventure! For decades, our seasoned hovercraft pilots have explored the Mississippi's hidden gems - beaches, islands, and backwaters - not for work, but for pure enjoyment! Their passion for the river translates into an unforgettable adventure for you. Witness breathtaking scenery, untouched by traditional boats, thanks to our hovercraft's unique capabilities. Feel the thrill of skimming across the water, exploring hidden coves and secluded sandbars inaccessible by other means. Join the adventure! Book your tour today!

Fun for the Whole Family

The tour departs LeClaire, IA and heads north up the Mississippi River. LeClaire is a picturesque town off the banks of the Mississippi River and is host to many restaurants, distillery, brew pub, cruise ship and shops including American Pickers.

You will see wildlife including Eagles, Great Blue Heron, Pelicans, Beavers, Otters and Puddle Ducks to name a few. Hovercrafts operate in channels and backwaters that other boats are unable to because of water depth and debris, so we get a unique look at wildlife and the unseen.

The return trip is down the Illinois side of the river where you will see more backwaters and wildlife. The captain will make 1 or more stops along the way so you can take in the sights, take pictures and stretch your legs. Tours are seasonal: May, 1 – October, 29  2024.

Hovercraft "fly" on an 8-inch cushion of air making the vehicle capable of safely traveling on land or water. Hovercraft Captains call it flying because the hovercraft is not touching the surface.  Unlike boats, the hovercrafts air cushion allows it to travel safely over the Mississippi River regardless of depth or underwater obstacles. 

Our pilots are Master Operators with United States Coat Guard Captains Licenses and thousands of hours of experience ensuring you have an awesome ride.

Our Hovercraft is a 21' composite design made of solid foam, Kevlar and fiberglass making it an awesome performing and unsinkable machine. 

Enclosed & Heated Cockpit

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Safe & Efficient Way to Travel

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Keep your friends and family out of the elements in our fully enclosed cockpit. Our bubble canopy allows unrestricted views while experiencing 360 spins, side slides and land to water transitions. The cockpit is heated for fall and winter operation. Passengers will stay nice an cozy.


Did you know you can explore the river without harming it?

 Our hovercraft tours let you experience the river responsibly. They burn 60% less fuel than traditional boats carrying the same number of passengers! Unlike traditional boats, our hovercrafts don't release harmful exhaust gases into the river. With no propeller in the water, underwater wildlife is safe. Enjoy a smoother, quieter ride while minimizing your environmental impact. Explore hidden wonders and pristine ecosystems, all while making a sustainable choice. Book your eco-conscious hovercraft tour today!

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Hovercraft Ride Facts

How long is the ride? Rides are 45 or 90 minutes in duration and cover 20 - 40 + miles. Custom charters are available.  


How fast does it go? While the hovercraft is capable of 60+ mph, top speed on your ride will be about 30 mph.


How many passengers can ride at one time? Our cockpit holds 5-6 passengers depending on payload. Maximum passenger payload 1,050 lbs.

What is the cost? 45 minute tour: Adults (12 & Older) are $95. Children are $80. Lap children are free. 90 minute tour. Adults (12 & Older) are $178. Children are $148. Lap children are free.


Where do the rides operate from? LeClaire Iowa at the intersection of Ferry Street and the Mississippi River. Our address is 112 Ferry Street. See the map below.

Still have questions? Please contact us, we are happy to answer any questions you may have: 779-774-8069, text the same number or email


How do I book? Book online by clicking a "Book Now" button, call us at 779-774-8069, text the same number or email Walk ups are welcome, however booking guarantees your seat. 


Tour Pricing
45 Minute River Tour - Adults $95 - Children (12 & under) $80
90 Minute River Tour - Adults $178 - Children (12 & under) $148

Fly with us in LeClaire Iowa


Alex     2/1/24

That is the ONLY way to see this lake.


-Lake Geneva 2024

Jose    2/3/24

I'm bringing my brother and his kids back tomorrow. That was awesome!


-Lake geneva 2024

Sara    2/4/24

I have never felt more safe on the ice. It felt like we could go anywhere. Thank you Fly Hovercraft and captain Pat. 


-lake Geneva 2024

Fly with us in LeClaire Iowa

Sue     9/2/23

We really enjoyed the ride!  I posted it on my Facebook page, and got many positive responses from friends, they want to try it!

Steph     9/3/23

Greetings-we had a blast on the hovercraft ride-loved the time you took toanswer questions and let us take pics on the little sand area. Very cool!!
We enjoyed our whole trip to LeClaire.

Thanks again-

Eric     9/3/23

Our hovercraft pilot was the most skilled  I've ever seen on the Mississippi River. I will do again. 

Awesome - Eric

Fly with us in LeClaire Iowa

Megan    9/12/23

My husband, 9 year old daughter and I  took a tour last weekend and really enjoyed it. It was nice to see some of the backwater channels and lots of water foul. Different than just a regular speedboat. The captain took us through some very shallow areas and even over some sand. Fun experience for my family. 

Chad     9/12/23

I was woried about the "360 spin" portion of the ride. Nothing to worry about. Its smooth and graceful. I will do this again with more of my friends. 

Send us your comments!

Good evening!!
My son and I enjoyed our Hovercraft ride.
We will take your recommendation to do it again in the future under better
weather & water conditions!! Thanks so much!!


David & Chris J.

We really enjoy reding them. Tell us what you like  and what we can improve. 

How to find us:
112 Ferry Street, LeClaire Iowa (where Ferry Street meets the Mississippi River)

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