The S.S. Lillypad has been serving guests fine dining and amazing views on Indiana's largest natural lake, Lake Wawasee, for over 29 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 2016, 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 2016 and we are excited to be a part of the wonderful efforts they support. We look to provide even more public cruise options in 2017 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 2017? 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 2017
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 10, July 8, August 12 and September 3. 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 2017 are:

2017 Public Cruise Dates

Sunday, May 14—Mother’s Day Cruise (CANCELLED)

Saturday, May 27—Start of Summer Shin-Dig (8-10 p.m.)
Hop aboard the SS Lillypad for a two-hour cocktail and sunset cruise on Lake Wawasee. Light appetizers will be served. Free admission into The Frog after for the Hubie Ashcraft Band. $15

Saturday, June 10, July 8 and August 12, Sunday, Sept. 3—Woody Cruise (1-4 p.m.) 
In his 22nd 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!

Sunday, May 28 —Memorial Day Weekend Dinner (6-8 p.m.) A barbeque themed dinner featuring ribs and bbq chicken spotlights this cruise to lead into Memorial Day. Tickets are $25 per person.

Friday, June 23—Warsaw Rotary Fundraiser (6:30-9:30 p.m.) The fourth annual Parrot Head party on the SS Lillypad returns as the Warsaw Rotary hosts the event. Ticket information available at

Sunday, June 25—Public Dinner Cruise (5 p.m.-7 p.m.) Wind down the weekend with a 
public cruise dinner on the Lillypad. Oven roasted chicken and roast beef highlight the meal with alfredo pasta, steamed vegetables and dessert. Tickets are $35 per person.

Saturday, July 1—Fireworks Cruise (9-11 p.m.) Watch the fireworks on Lake Wawasee from the upper deck of the Lillypad. Appetizers included with the trip. $30 per person.

Sunday, July 9—Lillypad Public Cruise (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) A picnic-style luncheon to kick off a Sunday afternoon aboard the SS Lillypad. Great for a small group outing!

Saturday, July 15—Friends of Manchester Univ. Basketball (4-7 p.m.) Mingle with coaching staff and alumni of Manchester University men’s basketball or simply take a ride on the Lillypad. Picnic style meal of brats and burgers will be served.

Saturday, July 15—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. Tickets go fast!

Saturday, August 5—WACF Lake Talks and Eats (10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) Contact the Wawasee Area Conservation Foundation for more information.

Sunday, August 6—Public Cruise (4-6 p.m.) An early evening excursion featuring our famous rotisserie chicken and roast beef. Tickets are $35 per person.

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 27—Public Cruise (4-6 p.m.) Join us for a the final public dinner cruise of the year. 
Tickets are $35 per person.

Sunday, October 15—Public Cruise Oakwood/Chautauqua Changing of Leaves Fall Tour (TBD) 
Chauauqua hosts this annual event to take in the color of leaves around Lake Wawasee. Check back for a Historical Cruise date listing soon. Tickets are available at

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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