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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.

We are located in Tygart Lake State Park in Grafton, West Virginia. Just 30 miles from Morgantown, WV, 22 miles from Fairmont, WV, and 20 miles from Bridgeport, WV.

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

During a private cruise the “Princess” sails along the beautiful 10-mile-long Tygart Lake from the Tygart River Dam to Pleasant Creek and back. A captain and at least one hostess accompany your group throughout the duration of your cruise.

Charter Information

  • A private charter lasts 2-hours with four time slots for you to choose from. Morning 10:00 am – 12:00 am, or 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Afternoon 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, or Evening 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
  • Admission rates are $20 per person, children 5 and under free
  • A minimum of 30 paying individuals is required for a two-hour time slot with a maximum of 120 individuals.
    • For groups wanting to charter for an additional hour utilizing two time slots, the minimum group size required is 60 individuals.
    • For a full-day rental of the Princess Cruise boat a 90 individual minimum is required and sailing/docked times can be determined depending on your event schedule.
  • $200 deposit and signed contract are required to book your cruise date/time. Deposit is NOT subtracted from your balance due for admissions on your private charter.
  • Deposit is mailed back within two weeks after your cruise date
  • Charter balance must be paid in full prior to setting sail on your private cruise charter

Boat Features

  • Undercover seating for 70 people at 12 dining tables on the lower deck with A/C
  • Upper Deck is open and seats 40 individuals under a covered canopy.
  • Steam tables available for catered events
  • You may bring your own food or hire your own caterer
  • Wheelchair accessibility on lower deck
  • Life jackets are required and provided for children 12 and under
  • Two restrooms on lower deck

Time slots go quickly and must be secured with deposit and signed contract.

For up to date availability and questions call or email:
Tygart Lake Cruises | 304-672-7701 |