Private Event Information


All boats are equipped with restrooms, cellular phone, wet bar(s), PA system with microphone,  iPhone player hook-ups, 110-volt power, glass enclosed cabins and/or side curtains for inclement weather.


Lake Geneva Cruise Line’s preferred caterers can provide everything from hors d’oeuvres to a lavish dinner buffet. For charter groups that exceed the available table service space, we recommend going with a heavy hors d’oeuvres menu.

For table service charters, there is a $3.50 per person charge for tables, chairs, linens, and candles. Lake Geneva Cruise Line offers white or navy linens. If you wish to remove any chairs to be replaced by rented, custom chairs, there will be a fee of $2 per chair removed from the main deck and $4 a chair/table removed from the second deck charged to your account. This is not including the price of the chair rentals.

All catering options are booked and billed through Lake Geneva Cruise Line. All menus are designed by our preferred catering companies based on years of success, satisfied customers and experiences aboard each one of our boats. Due to a Unique Operational Environment, customization of any preferred menu must be discussed with your charter sales representative.

If you wish to provide your own caterer there is a charge of $10.00 per person that is due 30 days prior to your charter, based on your passenger guarantee. Your caterer will also need to present a certificate of liability insurance.

Due to Health Department regulations, no outside hot group food or alcoholic beverages may be brought onto our boats and no leftover food from any catering company may be removed from the property or the event.

Prices and listed selections are subject to change at any time.


If you wish to have cocktail service on your charter, you must select from the beverage plans Lake Geneva Cruise Line has to offer. A variety of options are available. Please view our Beverage Plans for additional information and rates. A 23% service fee will be added to your final bill on all Open and Tab Bars.

Payment, based on passenger guarantee, is due 30 days prior to charter. Final bar totals will be based on actual passenger count the day of your charter on all Open Beverage Plans.  Tab Bars will be charged the day after your event.

Prices and listed selections are subject to change at any time.


All boats are equipped with full sound systems (P.A. system & microphone, iPhone player hook-ups). In order to comply with local ordinances, MUSIC MUST DECREASE TO A CONVERSATIONAL LEVEL AT 11:00 PM, so please schedule your charter accordingly. Should you wish to utilize a band other than those found on our preferred list, please call us to discuss limitations and restrictions involved when performing on our boats.


A deposit of the base rate of your selected boat is due two weeks after receiving this contract. The base rate of the boat/deposit, if paid with a credit card, will receive a 3% processing fee. Additional charges will not. The remaining balance of payment (i.e. additional charter hours, additional passenger count, catering, bar, taxes and service charges) in excess of the above deposit is due 30 days prior to the charter date. Lake Geneva Cruise Line requires a credit card on file for any incidentals.

Due to the highly seasonal nature of our business, it will NOT be possible to make exceptions to this policy. In the case of cancellations, deposits are refundable with at least 120 days advance notice of your scheduled charter date. There will be a 10% service charge on refundable deposits. Within 120 of the charter event, the deposit is non-refundable.

Lake Geneva Cruise Line accepts checks, wire transfers and credit cards. Please make checks payable to:
Lake Geneva Cruise Line – PO Box 68 Lake Geneva, WI 53147


The State of Wisconsin requires that a 5.5% sales tax be added to all charges including service charges. A 23% service charge is added to all boat, bar and miscellaneous charges.  Please see individual catering menus for % service charge.  A portion of the 23% service charge is distributed to your captain and crew.


  • Full season: April-November
  • High season: June 15 – Labor Day
  • The Steam Yacht Louise, Yacht Polaris, The Duchess and Lorelei are available day or night seven days a week for the full season.
  • During the high season, the Lady of the Lake, Grand Belle of Geneva and U.S. Mailboat – Walworth are available evenings only, preferably after 6:30 pm out of the Riviera Docks.
  • The Grand Belle of Geneva is committed to a public dinner cruise on most Thursday and Friday evenings in the high season.
  • During Spring and Fall weekdays and many Spring weekends, the Lady of the Lake, Grand Belle of Geneva and U.S. Mailboat – Walworth are available on a limited basis for daytime charters.
  • The Geneva is typically not available for evening cruises during the high season. Call for availability.
  • Should you want to charter a boat that is part of the regular tour schedule, it is possible, but requires “buying out” the trip(s) in addition to charter fees.


Most private charters depart from the Riviera Docks located in the city of Lake Geneva. We can also depart from the public docks in Williams Bay and Fontana, as well as your private pier when the water and pier conditions permit. For a departure from any location other than the Rivera Docks in Lake Geneva there will be an alternate docking fee.

  • Lady of the Lake – $450++ ($1,150++ on Saturdays prior to 7 pm)
  • Grand Belle of Geneva – $450++ ($1,150++ on Saturdays prior to 7 pm)
  • Walworth – $350++ ($695++ on Saturdays prior to 7 pm)
  • The Duchess – $350++
  • Steam Yacht Louise – $275++
  • Yacht Polaris – $225++
  • Geneva – $225++
  • Lorelei – $95++


In the city of Lake Geneva, boats depart from the Riviera Docks, located on Wrigley Drive, a block south of the main downtown intersection of Broad Street (Highway 120) and Main Street (Highway 50). Please visit City of Lake Geneva for a parking map.  Lake Geneva Cruise Line does not have a parking lot.

All parking in the city of Lake Geneva is metered. For more information on Parking Kiosks, please click HERE.


Safety comes first when inclement weather does occur. Our vessels are equipped to operate during rain showers. If high winds accompany inclement weather, the boat may remain docked until the storm passes, but passengers can usually remain on board.