- 225 Ratings
Lake Hopatcong Weekday Dinner Cruise
Feast on chicken, seafood, salad and delicious dessert while observing and appreciating Lake Hopatcong. Relax on Miss Lotta for a gourmet weekday dinner cruise!
What You Will Do
- Climb aboard the comfortable Miss Lotta boat and enjoy this charming dinner cruise
- Feast on chicken, seafood, fresh salad and a scrumptious dessert while sipping wine and seeing the lake in all its beauty
- The perfect way to ease in or out of the weekend, this tour is enjoyed by tourists and locals alike
- 2.5 hour cruise
- Three course meal
- Non-alcoholic beverages
Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase on board. Gratuity for the meal is included in your ticket price. Gratuity for all alcoholic beverages is encouraged. Dress for this event is casual. All children under the age of 12 will need to wear a life vest and be supervised at all times with on the top deck.
- 225 Ratings
We enjoyed this dinner cruise very much. The buffet dinner was very good and plentiful. Dessert was creme brûlée which was very good and bread pudding that was satisfactory. The dessert portions were small (could be a little bigger) and they ran out of coffee. Several people in our group had to settle for tea. We will definitely go again in the daylight so we can enjoy more of the Lake Hopatcong scenery.
We had fun on our Miss Lotta cruise. We enjoyed the food and especially the history that was told to us by Marty Kane our guide for the evening cruise.
Service was great. It was very relaxing.
Service needs some help with drinks specifically. The boat needs another server to reduce the wait time for the passenger's needs. Enjoyed everything else.
- Ann Marie
I made a mistake when I booked the cruise, I wanted to take my niece and her new husband on Miss Lotta. When we arrived we found out that I booked for the next week, My niece was returning to Florida on Friday and this was the only opportunity we had. A few phone calls and we were able to go on the cruise. It was not the nicest night on the lake, chilly and slight showers. We sat upstairs, one of the crew gave us her jacket to make it a little more comfortable. We had a wonderful time. We were happy to be on the upper deck and get such a beautiful view. The crew was very nice and the food was delicious. I can't wait to do it again.
It was very nice, food was good. people were nice. Disappointed it got dark early couldn't really see the sights. We probably should have done this in June when the days are longer.
We were warmly welcomed aboard for our dinner cruise. The staff is very professional and service was good. The buffet dinner was very good. We were able to enjoy a second dessert as another group had a birthday party and passed cake around for everyone. This is our second dinner cruise and we will do it again.
Great service and the food was excellent! Love the boat; clean, neat and a wonderful dining experience!!!
The cruise on the lake is a unique way to spend an evening and the staff and crew are so attentive and make it obvious that your enjoyment is their one goal! They are so nice!!
the staff on the cruise were great had so much fun. will be thinking of doing groups or even a private party. the food from Alice's was fantastic. Thank you for making this a great night
Dinner cruise was very crowded with private party. Also very loud but our party of 6 with three birthdays were fine. Hope to return in October for a lunch cruise. Thanks to the crew who made the dinner so great. Mary Patricia Axelrod
- Rich & Maralynn
First class. Would do it again and recommend to friends.
Boat very comfortable with the large windows. Very clean which is important to me. Loved the cloth tablecloths and flowers. Food excellent and a nice mixture of options. Dessert delicious. Good value. I have taken it before and brought new people this time who loved it and will be coming back. Staff very pleasant and accommodating. Good job.
Beautiful air conditioned boat with an outdoor upper deck if inclined, friendly staff, excellent dinner..... what more can you ask for!!? Oh - lovely weather - we had that too!
As we began to get on the boat, the predicted storm started with thunder and lightening. THe crew was great = the captains assured us we were safe and they did not begin the cruise until the worst of the storm was over. They made all of us feel very comfortable and secure. The food was good and plentiful. We all agreed that although we didn't get the benefit of a daylight, nor sun setting picture = we did see a double rainbow and we could almost define the shoreline. I wanted to have a picture of the group taken when we landed - but we couldn't get that done. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and again, the crew was attentive and wonderful. Emily Roughgarden
- Executive association of NJ
I organized a group of 27 people for the dinner cruise. From booking to end of the cruise, the staff was friendly, helpful and professional. One person in my party was running late and the captain was kind enough to accommodate us and wait the extra few minutes, but made sure other passengers on the boat were ok with that. The boat was super clean, the food was very good, and drinks were yummy with a fun selection of special cocktails. I highly recommend this cruise!
The crew was very professional and the food was good.
This cruise was at capacity, and still a very nice event. The Captains and staff were very efficient, accommodating, and engaging. The food was excellent, hot, and plentiful. The servers at the bar kept the drinks flowing. we had a very large party (18) and everyone enjoyed themselves. Excellent after work activity that allowed everyone to relax and unwind. I will definitely be bringing others on future cruises.
It was a beautiful night and sunset! The drink service was excellent! The staff was very attentive But the food was very disappointing! I had been on a lunch cruise in Sept 2015 and the food was excellent- I believe it had been catered by Alice's. This food from the Windlass was so bland in comparison. Last year the rolls were so tasty - this cruise the roll was flavorless and dry. There was no butter on-board. The salad was a little soggy, but tasted okay. The potatoes had no seasoning on them. The mixed vegetables were decent. The two pastas were too similar in flavor - the one with the chicken was a little better, but both needed some garlic or other spices. The beef was okay, not great, but decent. The fish was very dry and flavorless - I couldn't tell what type of fish it was. I recall the salmon that Alice's catered last year was phenomenal! The desserts were also disappointing. The chocolate covered cannoli shell had an off taste & odor like rancid oil. The filling was okay. There was a chocolate brownie that was pretty good, but we did not like the other butterscotch type. I usually never write such detailed reviews, but the food experience was so markedly different from last that I thought you should know. My advice - go back to Alice's! I have never been to the Windlass but having had this experience I would not go now except for maybe drinks and appetizers. I would definitely cruise with you again but not for dinner (with Windlass). The next cruise we try will probably be a cocktail cruise but it would have to be one of the later ones because 4 pm is too early for most of our friends due to work. Thank you for a beautiful night and service - we still did enjoy it even in spite of the food :)
Everything was terrific, except the food.
The experience was lovely, the staff super friendly.
Salmon was not that good. Otherwise cruise was beautiful relaxing and fun!
The club we went through all loved the experience! We all enjoyed the food, the service and the beauty of the lake.
The food was lukewarm. Otherwise, the Captains, bartender, and servers were fantastic! Great time as always on Miss Lotta...
Great food, excellent service, clean and friendly! Great job, fun night.
- Peter H
The food was good, the atmosphere was great, service superb, A great evening was had.
We had a delightful evening. The Miss Lotta is kept in tip-top shape and clean. The food was delicious and abundant. The Captains and staff were so professional and friendly. "Very Satisfied". Minor complaint and suggestion - the chairs in dining quarters a little too tight/close. We also asked if they every have a "dancing" dinner cruise, since my husband and I love to dance.
We thoroughly enjoyed the cruise; the food was delicious, crew was very accommodating and boat was very comfortable.
Great food, nice captains and servers, and wonderful job taking us around beautiful Lake Hopatcong!
The Captain and his crew who catered to everyone on board were so pleasant and helpful, making the 2-hour trip around Lake Hopatcong most enjoyable. A very smooth cruise on a wonderful summer's evening. It was a great experience worth doing again.
Overall it was a good cruise and we would, and will be doing it again. However there were five minor things that we a bit upsetting. First the reservation conformation says to arrive twenty minutes before the allotted time and yet we had to wait until ten minutes before the allotted time in order to board the boat. We went on top and it was thirty minutes before a waiter came up to take our drink order even thou there were very few people aboard and that was after another guest went down to get him. Third when we went down to eat at 8:15 some of the food had run out, specifically the pasta. When it was time for dessert we were told they only had one left and lastly for some reason the men's bathroom door was looked and no one knew how to open it. However as I said at the beginning these were minor things and we are going again. It is nice relaxing two hours with great views and a friendly crew.
This is our second year back and I enjoyed both times throughly! I don't think I could ever have a negative experience, the ride, staff and food were great! THANKYOU for providing a wonderful evening!
Everything was wonderful except for the line for the food. The captain explained each table would be called up so there would be no line. Did not happen. A large party already finished eating by the time the line was winding down and got up again for seconds before we even got on line for food. The wait staff was very nice.
We celebrated our 47th Wedding Anniversary last night. We had a wonderful cruise. The dinner, music, crew, and wonderful weather made it a great night. Thank you for a wonderful memory!
Very simple, beautiful cruise. Ship is new, we'll maintained, crew organized everything well, and seating for everyone, food was excellent for buffet style. A 2 hour cruise for this lake size was perfect, the narrative was great too, on the history of the lake. I highly recommend.
I enjoyed the cruise and a great service but I didn't like food except dessert.
Beautiful evening had a wonderful time! The wait staff were excellent, the captain and crew very friendly, and the food catered by Alice's was delicious!
If you're wondering to do any night of the week ....bored...same old same old....pizza? Again? No! This is a deal! 2 hour cruise with local-really great food ....this is rare treat ....spoil yourself...it's reasonably priced...the staff is amazing...it's our local cruise..worth every penny...do this ...you will not be disappointed .. C sieber
We went as a family party of 10. The boat was exceptionally clean, the crew was very helpful and welcoming, and the captains were knowledgable and friendly as well.
It was a wonderful cruise and the food was great.