Tygart Lake Cruises is currently closed for the 2019 Season.

We are booking Private Charters for the 2020 Season which will run from May 15th 2020 to September 15th 2020. Call the cruise line at 304-672-7701 for more information.

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Unique 125 Passenger Tour Boat Cruises
11-miles on Tygart Lake
Wheelchair Accessible
Historical Cruises
Pirate Cruises
Dinner Cruises
Private Charters

Join us on one of our Public Cruises or rent the cruise boat for a Private Charter. For all our Upcoming Public Cruises see our Events Tab or Get Tickets tab.

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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!

Private Cruise FAQ

What  is the private party rental rate?

$20 per person, minimum of 30 paying adults. Children under 5 are free. A $200 deposit is required to secure your date/time slot and must be received at least 2 weeks prior to your cruise. Deposit is returned to private party contact person 1-2 weeks following your cruise.

Do you have to have a private party?

No! We offer many Public Cruises during the season including Historic Cruises, Scenic Cruises, Dinner Cruises, Murder Mystery Cruises and Pirate Cruises.

Are life jackets provided?

Yes. We have life jackets aboard for all passengers. Children ages 12 and under are required to wear a life jacket. You may bring their own or we will provide a jacket for them at the marina.

How many people can the cruise boat hold?

125 passengers total including our employees. You may bring aboard 120 guests including yourself. Upper deck capacity is limited to 50 passengers at a time.

What are my non-alcoholic & alcoholic beverage options?

You may bring alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages aboard a private charter and provide them for your guests.


Can I bring food aboard?

Yes! You may bring your own dishes weather they be carry-out, pot-luck or provided by a local caterer. We have a list of caterers who are familiar with the Princess cruise boat. It is your responsibility to secure a caterer for your private cruise should you desire to.

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.

What time slots are available for Private Charters ?

We offer three different time slots: 10am-12pm, 11-1pm, 2-4pm, or 5-7pm.

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

Public Cruise FAQ

Are alcoholic drinks permitted during a public cruise?

No alcoholic drinks are not permitted during our public cruise events.

Is food permitted on the cruise boat?

Food is permitted on the lower deck dining area during non-catered cruises. The Marina offers a variety of hot food options that can be purchased to take on the boat.

Do I have to purchase a ticket for a child under age 5?

Yes! You must purchase a ticket even though the cost is $0. All individuals must have a ticket to ensure we stay under the boat’s maximum capacity.

What if I can't print my tickets?

You can also display your ticket bar codes on your phone to be scanned during boarding. Just click the Print Tickets button in your confirmation email on your phone and the bar codes will pop-up. If you do not have a smartphone you can also bring your Order Number. Your order number can be found listed at the top of your order confirmation email.

When does the boat begin boarding?

The cruise boat starts boarding 45 minutes in advance of cruise departure time.

What time must I arrive?

Please be sure to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to cruise time. This will ensue you are able to secure parking and get down to the marina dock before the cruise sets sail.

Where can I park?

Parking is available along the one way at the Tygart Lake Marina. If parking fills up along the one-way you should park at the upper lot above the large Marina sign. When the Marina parking is full a golf cart shuttle or shuttle van will make rounds to pick guests up.

Will the cruise boat wait on me if I am running late?

No, the cruise boat has a strict cruise schedule for both public and private cruises.

What happens if I miss the cruise boat?

Tickets are non-refundable. You may redeem your tickets during another similar cruise if seating is available. Re-schedules must be scheduled in advance by contacting the Cruise Line at 304-672-7701.