IMPORTANT! Schedule Updates:

  • Channel Cat:
    - Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi has been rescheduled for 9am on Tuesday, September 3rd and Thursday, September 5th.
    - Quad Cities' First Residents has been rescheduled for 9am on Monday, August 19th and Wednesday, August 21st.
    - Quad City Pelicans has been rescheduled for 9am on Monday, August 5th and Wednesday, August 7th.
    - A Special Encore Presentation of Fantastic Voyage on the Mississippi has been scheduled for 9am on Monday, August 26th and Wednesday, August 28th.

  • Riverine Walk:
    - Hiking Smith's Island & Lock and Dam 14 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 4th at 6:30pm and Saturday, September 7th at 9am.

We appreciate your understanding while we wait for river levels to drop.





2024 Explore the River Series


As part of our Summer Education Program, the Explore the River Series teaches participants first-hand about the wildlife, history, culture, and geography of the Mississippi River and the Quad Cities. These exciting and informative in person sessions are given on the Channel Cat Water Taxi or during a guided tour at varying river locations nearby. Join us in learning about the unique nature, history, and culture of the Quad Cities May 28th through August 31st.
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the 2024 full schedule and details.

CLICK HERE to take the guest survey online.



Channel Cat Talks leave from the Riverbend Commons (2951 River Dr, Moline, IL) at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and run until 10:45 a.m. Channel Cat Talks are $20/session.
CLICK HERE to see the 2024 Channel Cat Talks full schedule and details.

Purchase Channel Cat Talk Tickets


Riverine Walks begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays. Walks are approximately 1.5 hours long. Riverine Walks are $10/session. Riverine Walks are FREE for Members of River Action.
CLICK HERE to see the 2024 Riverine Walks full schedule and details.

Purchase Riverine Walk Tickets


Riverine Walks are FREE for Members of River Action.
Members: Reserve Your Spot Here!


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If the Channel Cat Captain or Riverine Walk Guide cancels, a rain date may be scheduled. If you have paid and are unable to attend, River Action will consider your payment a donation. No refunds will be given.

  • CLICK HERE to see the 2024 Channel Cat Talks full schedule and details.
  • CLICK HERE to see the 2024 Riverine Walks full schedule and details.
  • CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the 2024 full schedule and details.

Volunteers Needed for Channel Cat Talks & Riverine Walks


A special thanks to our 2024 sponsors:

We all have a common history linked to the Mississippi River. With each new trail connection, new public access to the riverfront, and new visual link to the Mighty Mississippi, we become more united. River Action remains committed to helping establish those connections - physical, visual, and philosophical - to our common riverfront and our common future. If you'd like to continue the momentum of our united RiverWay, please consider renewing your membership or joining as a new member of River Action. With your help we can continue to achieve great things in the coming years! Learn more at RiverAction.org/WhatWeDo.

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822 E. River Drive
Davenport, Iowa 52803
Phone: (563) 322-2969
Email: riveraction@riveraction.org

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