PUBLIC CRUISE DATES COMING TOGETHER FOR 2023May 20, 2023Several public cruises are already have their dates set on the SS Lillypad. Slots are filling up quickly for private events, but we wanted to release the list of Public Cruises available for smaller groups. Trips listed with contact information must be ran through the organization. Public cruises on the Lillypad can reach the Frog Boat at 574-529-3300.
2023 Lillypad Public Cruise Dates
Thursday, May 18 (1 - 3 p.m.) - Chautauqua-Wawasee Historical Cruise. $25https://www.chautauquawawasee.org/events/ for more information and reservations. (SOLD OUT)Historical cruise of Lake Wawasee includes appetizers, iced tea, lemonade and water. Visit
Saturday, June 3 (7 - 9 p.m.) Public Dinner Sunset Cruise $35The Lillypad will host a public cruise dinner. Guests can catch the gorgeous sunset on Lake Wawasee and enjoy oven roasted chicken, roast beef, baby baker potatoes, Antigua vegetables, salad, dinner roll and cheesecake for dessert. Iced tea, lemonade, water, and coffee are complimentary. Cash bar is also available. Call 574-529-3300 for tickets.
Saturday, June 10 (2 – 4 p.m.) New Hope Pet Rescue FundraiserJoin us for a great cause as New Hope Pet Rescue provides live entertainment, food and fun on the Lillypad. Call 574-528-0263 for more information. .
Sunday, June 18 (1 p.m. – 3 p.m.) Public Father’s Day Luncheon Cruise $25Treat your hard to shop for father with a trip on Lake Wawasee, enjoying some of his favorites, BBQ ribs, chicken and brisket, potato salad, baked beans, with cookies and brownies for dessert. Call 574-529-3300 for tickets.
Saturday, June 24 (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) Woody Cruise I $30Woody has been entertaining guests for 27 years, and his Parrot Head party never disappoints. Burgers, chips and pretzels are on the menu, Woody’s parrot punch, raffle prizes and live entertainment make these trips quick to sell out. Contact Miss Lisa at 574-226-2546 to reserve tickets. (June Sold Out)
Sunday, June 25 (1 – 4 p.m.) Wawasee Junior Achievement Fundraiser $30Junior Achievement is an essential tool to educate and introduce students into real world scenarios, and the Lillypad continues to host their annual event to help raise funds for their cause. Visit their Facebook page Junior Achievement Serving Wawasee for details and ticket purchase.
Friday, June 30 (7 – 10 p.m.) Friends of Justin Yoder Cruise $20Kick off the Fourth of July weekend in style with the annual booze cruise. DJ Ca$h Money plays all the best songs. Csh bar and appetizers available. Space is limited. Contact The Lillypad staff at 574-529-3300 for more information. Follow up the trip with free admission into The Frog to enjoy Blammo Band. Saturday, July 1 (8 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.) Wawasee Fireworks Cruise $30 Lake Wawasee puts on one of the best fireworks show in the area, and Lillypad guests can experience it from the water. Join us for a quick trip around the lake with appetizers and a cash bar available, while we get in place to watch the 10 p.m. fireworks show. Seating is limited, so contact The Lillypad at 574-529-3300 for tickets. Sunday, July 2 (6-8 p.m.) Public Cruise Dinner $35 Reserve your spots for dinner aboard the S.S. Lillypad featuring roasted pork loin and beef, scalloped potatoes, green beans almandine, salad, roll and cheesecake for dessert. Contact the Lillypad at 574-529-3300 for reservations.
Friday, July 7 (6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) Warsaw Rotary $30http://www.warsawrotary.com/ for more information and to make reservations.Back for another year to help raise funds for their community outreach programs, the Warsaw Rotary throws on of the wildest trips on Lake Wawasee. Food and limited drinks will be provided, as well as raffle prizes, games, entertainment and more. Link to their website
Saturday, July 8 (1 – 4 p.m.) Woody Cruise II $30Woody has been entertaining guests for 27 years, and his Parrot Head party never disappoints. Burgers, chips and pretzels are on the menu, Woody’s parrot punch, raffle prizes and live entertainment make these trips quick to sell out. Contact Miss Lisa at 574-226-2546 to reserve tickets.
Saturday, July 29 Water For People (6 p.m. – 9 p.m.) $30Water For People hosts its annual fund raiser to help provide fresh, clean water to remote locations around the world. DJ entertainment, games, raffle prizes, food, spirits and more are a guarantee on this trip. Watch for details on how to purchase tickets.
Saturday, August 5 (10 – 12:30) WACF Lake Talk & Eats Cruise www.wacf.com (SOLD OUT)Join the Wawasee Area Conservation Foundation for their annual Lake Talk and Eats on Lake Wawasee. Learn about the lake, conservation efforts and its point of interest. For more information or ticket reservations, visit the WACF website at
Saturday, August 12 (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) Woody Cruise III $30Woody has been entertaining guests for 27 years, and his Parrot Head party never disappoints. Burgers, chips and pretzels are on the menu, Woody’s parrot punch, raffle prizes and live entertainment make these trips quick to sell out. Contact Miss Lisa at 574-226-2546 to reserve tickets. Saturday, August 12 (7 p.m. – 10 p.m.) Floatilla $30 The Ambassadors to Lake Wawasee host a fund raiser to help support the many events Floatilla works on every year, from lake runs, fireworks, parades, and more, their efforts help improve the overall experience the lake can offer. Space fills up quickly, so reservations to this social mixer should be made soon. Saturday, August 19 (6:30 – 9 p.m.) WPOA The Wawasee Property Owners Association will hold a social mixer and dinner on the Lillypad. Meet and catch up with neighbors on the lake. Space fills up fast so get your reservations made soon. Visit the Wawasee Property Owners Association website or watch for information in the newsletter for tickets.
Sunday, September 3 (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.) Woody Cruise IV $30Saving his best for last, this summer sendoff cruise, hosted by the Woodman himself, salutes to the memories made over the summer. Burgers, chips and pretzels are on the menu, Woody’s parrot punch, raffle prizes and live entertainment make these trips quick to sell out. Contact Miss Lisa at 574-226-2546 to reserve tickets
Saturday, September 9 (1 – 3 p.m.) New Hope Pet Rescue FundraiserIf you missed the first party, don’t lose out on New Hope Pet Rescue’s fundraiser.Live entertainment, food and fun on the Lillypad for two hours of fun in the sun. Call 574-528-0263 for more information. .
Thursday, September 28 (1-3 p.m.) - Chautauqua-Wawasee Historical Cruise. $25https://www.chautauquawawasee.org/events/ for more information and reservationsThe second and final Historical cruise of Lake Wawasee offered by Chautauqua-Wawasee. The trip includes appetizers, iced tea, lemonade, coffee and water. Visit
Saturday, September 30 (12 - 4 p.m.) Harry’s Tap and GrillReach out to our friends at Harry’s Tap and Grill for a summer send off party. Reach the staff at Harry’s for more information at 574-696-1101