Specialty Cruises

RIDE TOGETHER ON THE PORTAGE PRINCESS! For groups of 15 to 45 people we welcome the opportunity to provide passage aboard this large but cozy boat that has become a mainstay on our waterways over the years. The fully renovated and nautically decorated interior is fully covered and has many big windows that allow for the wind in your hair. Let us provide refreshments or arrange your own catering. Reserve a time for your group. Available weekdays and some evenings, average price is $20./person with discounts offered for groups of 30 or more. Special music available upon request.

New in 2017: Live Music! Added to your dinner Cruise, Bobby Martin on acoustic guitar lends a lively, romantic touch. Bobby and Linda Martin have entertained locally at Hilton, Sheraton, and other fine dining locations and offer a wide selection of music. Subject to availability.

Popular since 2015: Ride along with GOOBER!  Calling all Mayberry, RFD fans – Remember Gomer’s cousin Goober, in the spiky beanie cap?  We are pleased to offer the actual tribute artist who brings Goober to life at Mount Airy homecomings as well as events all around the country.  He will bring his own wit and Goober’s penchant for impersonations aboard and keep it lively as you cruise the lakes.  Just request him when you call.  Subject to availability.

Chill on the water – For two hours, our boat is your boat. Head to the areas that appeal to you and stop the boat. Read, sunbathe, sleep, and eat – all while listening to your own music. Your captain is available to answer questions but doesn’t narrate the tour. Enjoy the music of Dietz’s, Upper Deck or Howie’s while having your own party.

Pub crawls and mixers – stop at the area eateries where you can see a totally different kind of wildlife that inhabits the region!  Bring your own playlists to play, dance and enjoy the ride between parties. State law prohibits alcohol aboard the boat but the local bars provide it, so get yourselves a designated driver for afterward and we’ll shuttle you around on the water.

Sunset dinner cruises – enjoy a delicious steak or chicken diner for two or have a fun dinner party for up to 3 couples aboard the boat. Bring your own music or ask us to design a playlist of music from your era. (very impressive for anniversaries) Lunch cruises also available.

Public Cruise – Come join other like-minded passengers and enjoy a lower fare. Great when you want to get out on the water and don’t have a group together for a private cruise. Meet new people and still enjoy the same 2 hour ride. Be sure to reserve your space online by clicking the BOOK NOW button at top of any page.

4th of July Fireworks – Reserve your spot early to watch one of the best community-funded displays in Ohio, made even more impressive by the reflection on the water.  Special rates apply.

Many other group get-togethers are available to suit your individual needs, such as Bible Studies, corporate incentives, family picnics, and anything else you may dream up.