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Special Event Rental / Private Charters 

Hold your next special event with Tygart Lake Cruises! Choose our unique venue for your next party, business function, company picnic, group reunion, fundraiser, baby shower, graduation party, wedding, and more! Let the crew provide you and your guests with an experience to remember!

To reserve a date and time contact us at 304-672-7701!

That is the private party rental rate?

$20 for adults. Children under 5 are free!

Do you have to have a private party?

No. We are offering open cruises to the public every Sunday from 2-4pm. All passengers, except children under the age of 5, must pay $20 at the marina in exchange for a wristband. Adults will have a blue wristband and children under the age of 12 will have a red wristband.

Are life jackets provided?

Yes. We have life jackets aboard for all passengers. Children required to wear a life jacket may bring their own or we will provide a jacket for them at the marina.

What is the deposit amount?

To confirm your cruise date and time, a $200 deposit is required and must be paid 4 weeks prior to your cruise date.

What items need to be turned in/paid prior to my party’s cruise?

We MUST have the $200 deposit 4 weeks prior to the cruise date. Your party must also pay the full amount 2 weeks prior to the date of your cruise along with a signed contract agreement and rules and regulations form.

How many people can the cruise boat hold?

125 passengers total. Upper deck capacity is limited to 50 passengers.

What are my non-alcoholic & alcoholic beverage options?

You may bring alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages aboard and provide them for your guests.  No alcohol can be sold aboard the Princess. The fee for providing alcoholic beverages is $100.


Can I bring food aboard?

Catering is available aboard Tygart Lake Cruises.  Three options are available: 1) We have list of caterers 2) You may choose your own caterer. 3) Provide your own food. For your convenience, there is a list of caterers familiar with the Princess.

Can I have my wedding and reception aboard the cruise boat?

Yes! Great for smaller weddings, use the upper deck for your ceremony while using the West Virginia hills, lake, and other scenery as a back drop! Tygart Lake Cruises is also ideal for small receptions, bridal showers, or rehearsal dinners. You’ll see that we can provide a calming and serene space for your big day!

What Audio/Video Equipment is available?

The sound system will accommodate IPODS/MP3 players and phones. You may also use the CD player, and wireless microphone. Speakers are located on both the upper and lower decks.

Is the cruise boat climate controlled?

The lower deck of the boat is enclosed, and the cabin may be heated or cooled upon request. The upper deck is open to the elements and is not enclosed.

What happens if it rains?

All cruises sail rain or shine. In the event of severe weather conditions that the captain deems too severe to sail, the charterer has the option of holding the function aboard the boat by remaining at port or rescheduling the cruise. Should neither option be feasible or other party time scheduled, we will refund 100% of your deposit.

Is the boat safe?

Yes! The boat is United States Coast Guard inspected, operated by licensed Captains, and staffed by an experienced crew.

How late is the boat able to be out?

We offer cruises from 10AM until 7PM. However, if you are planning a cruise after September 1st, the boat is only able to be out until 7PM due to the earlier sunset.

Are there after dark cruises?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer after dark or overnight cruises due to the safety of our passengers exiting the boat as well as safely docking the vessel back at port.


Set sail with Tygart Lake Cruises and cruise Tygart Lake during your visit to Grafton, WV. Our cruise planner is ready to help you design the perfect addition to your itinerary. Choose from themes such as:


  • We make it easy for your group to visit Tygart Lake by offering shuttle services to and from the boat, snacks, and restrooms available aboard.
  • The lower deck is handicap accessible and easily navigable for those who have mobility issues. The upper deck is only accessible by 2 sets of stairs.
  • Maximum Guest Count 120 / Available May 15th through September 15th only!
  • Open seating available throughout the boat.

Disclaimer: All cruises are subject to mechanical and weather conditions.

Contact us to begin planning your group’s visit by calling 304-672-7701 or visiting our website at