The S.S. Lillypad has been serving guests fine dining and amazing views on Indiana's largest natural lake, Lake Wawasee, for over 28 years. Schedule your cruise and prepare to sail around Lake Wawasee for a two, three or four-hour cruise. Your guests can be entertained with dinner, dancing and much more.

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The S.S. Lillypad had another record setting seasons in 2015, from weddings, receptions, corporate outings, celebrations or just a social mixer. Woody's world-famous cruises wrapped up four outstanding cruises in its 20th year, families treated moms to the annual Mother's Day excursions, fundraisers for local officials and non-profit organizations were big hits in 2015 and we are excited to be a part of the wonderful efforts they support. We look to provide even more public cruise options in 2016 and to the amazing fireworks show on Lake Wawasee. Stay tuned for upcoming events and schedules. Large groups or parties are encouraged to contact our staff to book your reservation date.

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Ready to book your cruise in 2016? Once you decide on the type of cruise you prefer, contact our cruise manager at 574-529-3300 or by email at to confirm your date and time slot is open. Download our contract and fill it out with the selected date and time, sign it and return with your cruise deposit. We can hold your date for two weeks after confirming its availability with our manager before a deposit is needed. After that, simply decide on a meal plan and a total guest count, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact our manager to help plan your cruise.

Public Cruise Dates Scheduled for the Summer of 2016
Woody Sets Sail for 21st Year of Buffett Cruises

This is the three-hour tour Gilligan wishes he went on. Join Woody and gang for the annual Woody Cruises. Three hours of fun and sun aboard the Lillypad, with Woody providing the food, fun and entertainment. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased through the Woodman at 574-202-6222. Contact The Frog for more information. Cruise dates are June 11, July 9, August 13 and September 4. Dates are filling up fast at just $25 per person.

The Frog provides plenty of opportunities for those smaller groups to hop on the Lillypad for a trip on the lake. Public Cruise dates for 2016 are:

Sunday, May 8—Mother’s Day Cruise (1-3 p.m.). Our annual Mother’s Day cruise is a unique way to start the boat season, treating your mom to a two entrée lunch of 
rotisserie chicken, baked ham, potatoes, white cheddar mac and cheese and dessert.

Saturday, June 11, July 9 and August 13, as well as Sunday, Sept. 4—Woody Cruise (1-4 p.m.) In his 21st season of the Jimmy Buffett themed cruise, Woody puts on a show like no other. Cheeseburger, chips and pretzels are included with your ticket purchase of $25 per person with a chance to win raffle prizes all afternoon. Contact Woody at 574-202-6222 for reservations. They sell fast!

Saturday, June 18—Clem Fundraiser (7-10 p.m.) A worthwhile cause held every year on the Lillypad, The Clem family continues to fight Cystic Fibrosis.

Sunday, June 26—Historical Cruise (11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) The WACF, Syracuse Historical Society and Chautauqua Wawasee hosts a learning adventure and brunch on Lake Wawasee. Contact Marlies at 574-377-7789 for ticket purchases.

Saturday, July 2—Fireworks Cruise (9-11 p.m.) SOLD OUT

Saturday, July 16—Ball State Alumni Event (5-7 p.m.) Contact your BSU Alumni 
Office for reservations aboard the Lillypad. Space is limited.

Saturday, July 16—Brenspeed Bash (8-11 p.m.) Fast-paced cars aren’t their only 
specialty as the Brenspeed guys put on one amazing customer appreciation cruise SOLD OUT

Sunday, July 17—Lillypad Public Cruise (4-6 p.m.) Wind down the weekend with a public cruise dinner on the Lillypad. Chicken Parmesan, Roast Beef highlight the meal with alfredo pasta, steamed vegetables and dessert. Tickets are $35 per person with a July 14 cutoff date.

Saturday, August 6—WACF Lake Talks and Eats (11-1 p.m.) The Wawasee Area Conservation Foundation hosts its annual Lake Talk and Eats event on the Lillypad this year. Updates on Lake Wawasee will be discussed over brunch.

Sunday, August 7—Public Cruise (2-4 p.m.) A mid-afternoon excursion featuring our famous rotisserie chicken and pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, mac and cheese, potato salad and dessert will be served.

Saturday, August 13– Floatilla Fundraiser (7-10 p.m.) Come join the Floatilla Committee as they put another fun-filled season to rest and unwind their efforts in promoting Lake Wawasee. Woody will be the entertainment and light appetizers will be served.

Sunday, August 28—Public Cruise (11-1 p.m.) Join us for a burgers and brats picnic style 
luncheon. $25 per person.

Check back for more cruise dates as they become available,

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In this website you will find answers to all of your questions regarding boat availability, public cruises, rates, menu options and much more. We are available to answer any further questions you may have by phone at 574-529-3300, by email at or fax.

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