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Enjoy a Private Charter Cruise for an absolutely unforgettable group experience on Lake Hickory. Charter the 60' Motor Yacht for groups of up to 50 people. Great for business or pleasure or both! Rates as low as $500 per hour (2 hours minimum). This yacht is also available for Wedding Event Private Cruise. For more information , please contact us. Rates: • April through December: $600 per hour (2 hours minimum) • January through March: $300 per hour (2 hours minimum) What You Can Expect: • Passengers may choose their own seating and move freely around the yacht to enjoy comfortable air-conditioned dining on the main deck (25 seats), shaded or fire-side open-air dining on the roof-deck (25 seats), open-sky seating on the sunset deck (8 seats) and close-to-the-water dining on the barefoot deck (6 seats). • The yacht is comfortably equipped with two bathrooms for passenger convenience. Private charter cruises make the perfect venue for corporate events, team building days, sales meetings, client appreciation events, training days, birthday parties, Christmas parties, wedding receptions, anniversaries and other special family occasions, school field trips, church outings, club meetings, fund raising dinners, recruiting events, wine and beer tastings, lake real estate tours, home-business showcase parties, and any other event where a beautiful venue adds to the experience. Guests can reserve their special dates by booking online, which places a $1,000 refundable deposit toward the total cost of the cruise. The final balance will be billed and payable by cash, check or credit card before the day of the cruise. The crewed yacht is priced by the hour with a 2-hour minimum. 2 to 3 hours is usually ideal for relaxing cruises, team-building, dinner cruises, low-key private parties and cold-weather cruises where many guests may prefer the indoor seating deck. 3 to 4 hours is typically well suited for more rambunctious warm-weather events and parties and where guests want extended enjoyment of live entertainment, ongoing food service and spirited drink. Available days typically include Monday through Thursday (any time of day) and Friday & Saturday mornings through early afternoon. Special arrangement may be possible for Friday & Saturdays evenings given sufficient advanced notice. Additional Services: Guests are welcome to self-cater, hire a caterer of their choice, or we are pleased to provide complete, no-hassle catering priced per person. Provided catering typically includes non-alcoholic beverages like tea, lemonade & water as well as cold-weather favorites like hot cider, cocoa and coffee. Commonly catered meals often include • Pizza Buffet ($12 pp): Hot delicious pizzas, penne pasta, bread sticks and desserts • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres ($15 pp): Delightful finger sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, cheese, sweets, etc. • BBQ Dinner ($16 pp): Mouth-watering Pork BBQ, smoked chicken, beans, potato salad, desserts, etc. • Italian Dinner ($17 pp): Cheesy meat lasagna, chicken parmesan, salad, dinner rolls, desserts, etc. • Steak & Chicken Dinner ($18 pp): Bacon-wrapped sirloin, grilled chicken, salad, vegetables, dessert, etc. • Ham and Turkey Dinner ($18 pp): Sliced ham, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, beans, desserts, etc. • Chicken Piccata Dinner ($20 pp): Chicken piccata with lemon caper cream sauce, rice pilaf, salad, roll, desserts, etc. • Pork Tenderloin Dinner ($20 pp): Pork tenderloin with mustard molasses glaze, roasted sweet potatoes, salad, roll, desserts, etc. • Steak & Seafood Dinner ($25 pp): Bacon-wrapped sirloin, grilled shrimp, tilapia, salad, vegetables, dessert, etc. • Premium catered meals shown below include meats grilled-to-order onboard. Flame grilled beef teres filet in a demi-glace sauce & scalloped potatoes served with a mixed greens salad, dinner rolls & dessert. ($35 pp). Flame grilled salmon filet in an asian miso glaze & rice-quinoa pilaf served with a mixed greens salad, dinner rolls, dessert ($35 pp). Other custom catering is available priced per person Fine china, flatware, glassware and linens can be provided ($10 pp) Guests are welcome to bring aboard their own alcoholic beverages in coolers or bags if so desired. However, it must be wine or beer(malt beverage). No strong alcohol (liquor, spirits, etc.) will be allowed. Guests are welcome to bring aboard their own bakery goods or we can provide birthday and other special-occasion cakes by request. Guests are welcome to utilize and enjoy the ship-wide stereo with their own music sources, may provide their own band or DJ, or we are pleased to provide live musicians. • $0 per hour – Plug in to the ship stereo • $75 per hour – Individual vocalist / guitarist • $150 per hour – Duet with vocals and guitar and may include harmonica or keyboard • $150 per hour – DJ with karaoke • $200 per hour – 3-person amplified band with full vocals and various accompanying instruments • $250 per hour – 3 person classic rock and roll band (70’s, 80’s etc.) • $250 per hour – 3-piece jazz trio with strings, brass and vocals • Other / custom Guests may arrange their own professional service providers on board or we are pleased to arrange the following professional services • Chair-massage therapy ($200 per hour) • Professional facial and skin therapy with various non-retail products ($200 per hour) • Relaxing and enjoyable “drum circle” team building facilitation ($1,500 flat fee per cruise) • Business-oriented team building facilitation for communications, sales production, etc. ($1,500 flat fee per cruise) Ground transportation ranging from passenger vans to limousines can be arranged by request. There is no need to make all your event decisions in advance. Simply book online early to reserve your date with a refundable deposit and we will help you finalize your plans as we approach the actual cruise date.
We offer the first and only known dinner, party and private charter boat cruises on Lake Hickory in Hickory FOR UP TO 50 GUESTS, North Carolina. Serving over 350,000 people in a four-county, 2000 square mile area of the Catawba Valley, Lake Hickory Adventures is for everyone. From Asheville to Winston Salem, Boone to Gastonia and all points in between, Lake Hickory Adventures offers the perfect lake cruise for your enjoyment. Whether you are looking for entertainment, recreation, leisure, site seeing, an exciting dining, and social experience or the perfect venue for your next group meeting or special occasion – come enjoy a cruise with us.
Would highly suggest booking with this company! So professional!
I absolutely loved my time on the boat. They were so friendly and made my experience worth it. They were accommodating and were inviting. I can’t wait to go back and book again
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 7 days prior.
- Passengers will board the charter cruise at Lake Hickory Marina (6706 Limbaugh Lane, Hickory NC – at the Hwy 321 bridge) - Parking for all Lake Hickory Adventures cruises will be offsite at the old Food Factory parking area. The address is 5251 Hickory Blvd, Hickory, NC 28601 and located adjacent the Lake Hickory Marina on the other side of Hwy 321. The driver of the vehicle is welcome to drop their passengers off at the marina(6707 Limbaugh Ln, Hickory, NC 28601) and then park at the lot where they will be transported to the yacht via water taxi/shuttle, how fun! - Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure to allow enough time for parking and transport. - Guests are welcome to bring and enjoy up to one (1) bottle of wine OR one (1) 6-pack of beer (or malt beverage) per guest if desired. However, higher alcohol content beverages (liquors, spirits, etc.) and illegal drugs are strictly forbidden.Refusal to comply will result in immediate conclusion of charter and return to dock without refund. - 7-day notice is required for cancellation refund requests or reschedule requests by guests. Cruises that are cancelled due to hazardous weather or mechanical issues will be rescheduled at the most convenient time available for guests. - The total cost of the cruise is determined by our guests’ desires for cruise duration, catering, entertainment, professional services, etc. The total cost of the cruise will include 7% NC sales tax and an optional 18% gratuity. Online payments will also incur a 6% processing fee.