On The Sacramento River
- At the foot of K Street.
The Delta King defies classification. As a historic building, hotel, restaurant, and theater, it has a little bit of everything. Originally commissioned in 1927, the Delta King traversed the distance between Sacramento and San Francisco for more than ten years until train and auto transportation made the trip more convenient.
Its sister ship, the Delta Queen was transported via the Panama Canal and put into service in the Mississippi River, where it is still used today. The Delta King, however, shifted hands through one unsuccessful venture after another. In 1984, after being sunk for 18 months in the San Francisco Bay, the Delta King underwent a nine million dollar renovation. Visitors can now come on board for a couple of hours or book a room for a weekend getaway. While there, you can participate in a mystery dinner theater or just relax while watching the Sacramento River flow below you.