For business or personal celebrations,
let the Spirit of Ethan Allen plan your cruise on Lake Champlain!
Small groups consist of 20+ guests. If you have at least 20 people, but don’t need the whole deck, contact us for special pricing!
Relax with Colleagues
… on your own private deck while cruising Lake Champlain!
Private Event Pricing
Cruise rates are $699 per hour, per deck. You can rent one, two, or three decks.
The above pricing includes private use of the deck(s) with dance floor, private outside deck(s), Spirit Crew, Waitstaff, Bar Setup with Bartender, Tables, Chairs, Linen, China, Silverware, Glassware and Background Music. Minimum cruise time is 1.5 Hours. Vermont and Burlington Sales Tax will be added to the Charter Rate.
Maximum Boat Capacity: 363 Passengers
Boarding: Boarding begins 15 to 45 minutes prior to departure (depending on departure time), and disembarking must be completed 15 minutes after docking. Larger groups may request extended boarding and disembarking times.
Decorations: The Spirit’s staff will decorate buffet tables, cake tables, hors d’oeuvres displays and action-station service tables. In addition, we will assist you in placing your personal decorations on your deck. Our Event Planners will gladly offer design ideas to add impact to your cruise and order your decorating pieces, if you wish. Chair covers and sashes may also be ordered through your Spirit Event Planner.
Food Service: All food is prepared by our Executive Chef and his staff, and may be served buffet, plated, or island-station style. No outside catering is allowed. Pre-set menus are suggestions only. Customized menus may be easily created to match your taste, budget and style. For liability reasons, no food or beverage may be removed from the boat. Please provide advance notice of any special dietary requirements.
Beverage Service: All beverage service is provided by our own professional mixologists. By Vermont State Law, no alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages are allowed to be brought on-board or carried off the boat. Full cash bars and drink tickets are available. Ask about our welcoming beverage service and signature cocktails. Champagne flutes etched with the Spirit’s logo are available for sale and create a tasteful memory of your cruise.
Entertainment: The Spirit of Ethan Allen offers an on-board professional DJ service, “Spirit Sounds.” DJ rates range from 550.00 to 1150.00. Our Baby Grand Piano, played by our resident pianist, is available for private events at 500.00 for 2.5 hours or 625.00 for 3 hours.
Wedding Ceremonies: You are welcome to have your wedding ceremony on board the ship. There is no extra charge when your ceremony is part of your charter. Our Captain does not perform ceremonies, however you may bring the officiate of your choice.
Embarkation: A $1 per person embarkation fee will be added to each cruise. A fuel surcharge based upon cost of fuel may apply.
Private Event Menus
Start your evening with bites and bursts of flavor with our signature appetizers or keep with the trends and create an entire meal with our hors d’oeuvre packages. We won’t skimp on the shrimp.
If you’re looking to have an elegant event, try one of these plated options. Playful or sophisticated, they will gratify every appetite!
Our buffets are bountiful and alluring. Your guests won’t be able to help themselves from trying a little bit of everything! Our Chef has masterfully created an array of buffets to please any party.
Island Hopping Stations
Enjoy succulent carving stations and main dish stations – the meals will be cooked right before your eyes by our culinary wizard, the Chef!