Book a private charter cruise for groups of up to 50 people for an absolutely unforgettable group experience on Lake Hickory. Great for business or pleasure or both!

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What to Expect

  • Passengers may choose their own seating and move freely around the yacht to enjoy comfortable air-conditioned dining on the main deck (25 seats), shaded or fire-side open-air dining on the roof-deck (25 seats), open-sky seating on the sunset deck (8 seats) and close-to-the-water dining on the barefoot deck (6 seats).
  • The yacht is comfortably equipped with two bathrooms for passenger convenience.
  • Passengers will board the charter cruise at Lake Hickory Marina (6706 Limbaugh Lane, Hickory NC – at the Hwy 321 bridge)
  • Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes prior to departure.
  • 7-day notice is required for cancellation refund requests or reschedule requests by guests. Cruises that are cancelled due to hazardous weather or mechanical issues will be rescheduled at the most convenient time available for guests.

Private charter cruises make the perfect venue for corporate events, team building days, sales meetings, client appreciation events, training days, birthday parties, Christmas parties, wedding receptions, anniversaries and other special family occasions, school field trips, church outings, club meetings, fund raising dinners, recruiting events, wine and beer tastings, lake real estate tours, home-business showcase parties, and any other event where a beautiful venue adds to the experience.

Guests can reserve their special dates by booking online, which places a $1,000 refundable deposit toward the total cost of the cruise.  The final balance will be billed and payable by cash, check or credit card before the day of the cruise.

The total cost of the cruise is determined by our guests’ desires for cruise duration, catering, entertainment, professional services, etc.  The total cost of the cruise will include 7% NC sales tax and an optional 18% gratuity.  Online payments will also incur a 6% processing fee.

The crewed yacht is priced by the hour with a 2-hour minimum.  2 to 3 hours is usually ideal for relaxing cruises, team-building, dinner cruises, low-key private parties and cold-weather cruises where many guests may prefer the indoor seating deck.  3 to 4 hours is typically well suited for more rambunctious warm-weather events and parties and where guests want extended enjoyment of live entertainment, ongoing food service and spirited drink.

  • $500 per hour – April through December
  • $250 per hour – January through March

Available days typically include Monday through Thursday (any time of day) and Friday & Saturday mornings through early afternoon.  Special arrangement may be possible for Friday & Saturdays evenings given sufficient advanced notice.

Guests are welcome to self-cater, hire a caterer of their choice, or we are pleased to provide complete, no-hassle catering priced per person.  Provided catering typically includes non-alcoholic beverages like tea, lemonade & water as well as cold-weather favorites like hot cider, cocoa and coffee.

Commonly catered meals often include:

  • Pizza Buffet ($12 pp):  Hot delicious pizzas, penne pasta, bread sticks and desserts
  • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres ($15 pp):  Delightful finger sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, cheese, sweets, etc.
  • BBQ Dinner ($16 pp):  Mouth-watering Pork BBQ, smoked chicken, beans, potato salad, desserts, etc.
  • Italian Dinner ($17 pp):  Cheesy meat lasagna, chicken parmesan, salad, dinner rolls, desserts, etc.
  • Steak & Chicken Dinner ($18 pp):  Bacon-wrapped sirloin, grilled chicken, salad, vegetables, dessert, etc.
  • Ham and Turkey Dinner ($18 pp):  Sliced ham, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beans, desserts, etc.
  • Chicken Piccata Dinner ($20 pp):  Chicken piccata with lemon caper cream sauce, rice pilaf, salad, roll, desserts, etc.
  • Pork Tenderloin Dinner ($20 pp):  Pork tenderloin with mustard molasses glaze, roasted sweet potatoes, salad, roll, desserts, etc.
  • Steak & Seafood Dinner ($25 pp):  Bacon-wrapped sirloin, grilled shrimp, tilapia, salad, vegetables, dessert, etc.
  • Premium catered meals shown below include meats grilled-to-order onboard.
    • Flame grilled beef teres filet in a demi-glace sauce & scalloped potatoes served with a mixed greens salad, dinner rolls & dessert.  ($35 pp)
    • Flame grilled salmon filet in an asian miso glaze & rice-quinoa pilaf served with a mixed greens salad, dinner rolls, dessert ($35 pp)
  • Other custom catering is available priced per person

Fine china, flatware, glassware and linens can be provided ($10 pp)

Guests are welcome to bring aboard their own alcoholic beverages in coolers or bags if so desired.

Guests are welcome to bring aboard their own bakery goods or we can provide birthday and other special-occasion cakes by request.

Guests are welcome to utilize and enjoy the ship-wide stereo with their own music sources, may provide their own band or DJ, or we are pleased to provide live musicians.

  • $0 per hour – Plug in to the ship stereo
  • $75 per hour – Individual vocalist / guitarist
  • $150 per hour – Duet with vocals and guitar and may include harmonica or keyboard
  • $150 per hour – DJ with karaoke
  • $200 per hour – 3-person amplified band with full vocals and various accompanying instruments
  • $250 per hour – 3 person classic rock and roll band (70’s, 80’s etc.)
  • $250 per hour – 3-piece jazz trio with strings, brass and vocals
  • Other / custom

Guests may arrange their own professional service providers on board or we are pleased to arrange the following professional services:

  • Chair-massage therapy ($200 per hour)
  • Professional facial and skin therapy with various non-retail products ($200 per hour)
  • Relaxing and enjoyable “drum circle” team building facilitation ($1,500 flat fee per cruise)
  • Business-oriented team building facilitation for communications, sales production, etc. ($1,500 flat fee per cruise)

Ground transportation ranging from passenger vans to limousines can be arranged by request.

There is no need to make all your event decisions in advance.  Simply book online early to reserve your date with a refundable deposit and we will help you finalize your plans as we approach the actual cruise date.

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From $500
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