Dates & Rates
Rates vary according to the cruise theme, length of time aboard, and refreshments served. The goal of this service is to personalize the ride to fit your group. We can sometimes be available on short notice – call us even while eating at a local restaurant to take a ride after lunch or dinner. Want a one-way trip between lakeside locations. Let us help you customize your cruise. Here is a bit of how the fees are scheduled:
- 2 Hour Public Tour: $30.00 Per Person (Seniors 65+ are $25.00 and children ages 2-10 $15.00 Children under age 2 ride free) Leaves from Pick’s At PLX, 530 Portage Lakes Drive Akron 44319
- 2 Hour Private Cruise up to 14: $40.00 Per Person ($120.00 minimum.) Leaves from Pick’s AT PLX unless otherwise arranged – 530 Portage Lakes Drive Akron 44319
- Sunset Dinner Cruise: $60.00 Per Person for Chicken (Broasted) and Vegetarian option (Pasta Marinara), $65.00 for steak dinner. Dinners include baked potato (except for pasta choice), salad or cole slaw, and dessert. There is no senior discount on dinner cruises.
- Portage Princess: (NOTE: This is not available in 2020) Minimum number of guests is 20. 20-29 guests $22.00 Adults, 30-45 guests $20.00 per person. Leaves from beside the Upper Deck 357 W. Turkeyfoot Lake Road Akron, Ohio 44319
NOTE: TIPS ARE ACCEPTED AND APPRECIATED.
Children 2 and under ride free – Children ages 2-10 pay the Senior rate – choose Senior when booking and please add a note of the child’s age and weight.
Please call 330-760-0270 before completing your booking if you have questions or for special instructions.
*PLEASE NOTE: While specific boats can be requested, actual boat used may sometimes change at time of cruise and without notice due to mechanical and/or space constraints.
Cancellation policy: Cruises are generally held rain or shine, but in event of dangerous conditions such as lightening or high winds every effort is made to reschedule the event. If this isn’t possible a refund is issued.
Premium refreshments can be provided for an additional charge, and your preferences are considered during the planning stage. We can bring aboard meals to suit your tastes from box lunches to full dinners. Breakfast is available for morning cruises, as well as full steak dinners (groups of 6 or fewer), perfect for a sunset cruise.
Payment methods include cash, checks, and credit cards. Booking online makes departure easier and faster. Split payments can be made in advance by calling 330-760-0270.
Cruises start May 1st and run through September 30th. Trips are subject to availability and times vary according to appointments scheduled. To ensure your preferred date and time, book early.
Rules of the boat:
1. Safety First – every consideration will be made to ensure the safety of our guests. All of the regulations enforced by the Portage Lakes State Parks, the Ohio Division of Watercraft, and the U.S. Coastguard will be observed, and all safety related equipment will be available aboard the boat at all times.
2. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed aboard. Visibly impaired guests will ride only at the discretion of the boat driver. For pub-crawl tour, a designated driver or alternate transportation arrangements must be arranged before departure to protect our guests and everyone on our highways.
3. Our boats are licensed and insured, and our drivers are certified boat handlers. Tours are conducted at the discretion of the captain and may be postponed or rescheduled in the event of potentially dangerous weather, mechanical conditions, or disruptive passengers. Refunds or alternative arrangements will be made accordingly.
Tips: Dress for the weather – wear your swimsuit or summer clothing, but bring a sweater or jacket. Bring sunscreen, hat or visor, insect repellent and other items you usually take to the beach or on vacation. If children are part of your group, please bring their favorite games or toys – sightseeing is less entertaining for the little ones. Child-sized life jackets are available and must be worn by children under 10 years of age at all times.
Ice water and small bags of chips are included in every cruise and are complimentary.
Box Lunch consists of a sandwich, fruit, chips, and a sweet treat. Cost is $8.00 ($6.00 for Seniors (65+) and children – 1/2 sandwich).
* Sandwich consists of a large Croissant with Chicken, Tuna, or Egg Salad. (Call for additional choices or special dietary needs before finishing your booking – 330-760-0270)
Dinner cruise is your choice of entrees from a local restaurant, served in style aboard the boat. Have a memorable boat ride with dinner for $120.00/couple – for around what just the dinner would cost at a restaurant.
Carry-out of Guiseppi’s or other Pizza, Barberton Chicken, Swenson’s, and other choices are available at actual food costs.
Stops at lakeside restaurants can be made and are subject to time availability. These stops need to be scheduled at the time reservations are made to allow time.