How much are public cruises?
$15 for adults. $6 for children 12 - 3. 2 years and younger are free. Admission is taken as you board. We do not sell tickets ahead of time. We do not accept debit or credit cards, cash or check only, thank you!
How long are public cruises?
Public cruises are approximately 90 minutes long. The captain will give an historical narration about the boat, our beautiful lake and sites you can see around the lake.
When does boarding begin?
We start boarding approximately 15 minutes before our cruise time.
Do you have a minimum and maximum number of guests required to cruise?
Yes. We require 15 adult fares (ex: 2 children would be the equivalent of 1 adult.) We also have a maximum of 80 due to Covid-19 restrictions, 150 if/when restrictions are lifted.
How often do you have public cruises?
We have public cruises almost every day (except Wednesdays) starting Memorial Day Weekend through the end of September, wind and weather permitting. Our cruise schedule is on this web site and is subject to change. Although we do not cruise on Wednesdays, you are welcome to join us dockside with the bar open from 6 pm to 10 pm. Check out our Facebook page for upcoming events and live music.
Where is the Lady of the Lake docked?
She is docked at the Seawall just across from Clear Lake's city park behind the band shell.
Can groups make reservations for public cruises?
Yes! We recommend reservations for groups of 15 people or more. Just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 641-357-2243 to make reservations. This does not guarantee a cruise as we are at the mercy of Mother Nature. All cruises are wind and weather permitting and for this reason we do not sell tickets ahead of time for specific times and dates.
Are pets allowed on the boat?
Unfortunately, due to the fact that we have a food service license, pets cannot be allowed on board. We do allow registered service animals with the proper paperwork.
Do you have refreshments on the boat?
We have a full bar with soft drinks, beer, wine and mixed drinks, so we cannot allow alcoholic beverages to be brought on board. We also have a small snack bar with chips, and candy.
Are there restrooms on board?
Yes, we have 2 restrooms located on the lower level of the boat.
Is the boat handicap accessible?
Yes, we have a ramp for wheelchairs and walkers that can be used to board the lower level. The upper level, however, is not handicap accessible.
Can I charter the Lady of the Lake for a private party?
Of course! We love to host weddings, company parties, birthday and anniversary parties, reunions, the list is endless. More information can be found on our Private Charter link.
Is the Lady of the Lake a true paddle wheel?
Yes she is! She is one of few paddle wheel boats left in operation. It is powered by a John Deere diesel engine.