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Betty Lou Cruises

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Betty Lou Cruises
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible0%
Nov 9, 2017
“Fun Brunch”
Dec 21, 2017
“Great evening out!”
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1001 Arboretum Dr, Waunakee, WI 53597-2670
+1 608-246-3138
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

A "must do" activity if you ever get to Madison. Top quality food drinks and a wonderful scenic evening on the water.

Thank Dean_and_Kathy
Reviewed November 9, 2017

My daughter and I did the Sunday brunch on Lake Mendoza. Lots of fun, nice captain, and plenty of memosas. Vegans have to be conten with fruit for brunch, but it was still an interesting cruise.

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We had our wedding on the Betty Lou in the fall and it was incredible. The staff both on and off the boat were fantastic to work with, and helped us every step of the way. Our guests loved the food, and champagne was ready...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed September 12, 2016

An excellent way to see the Madison area with helpful information from the captain on the places we cruised by and also little known facts. The rest of the crew was helpful and the food was good. A must do if you are new to...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We used this as our rehearsal dinner. We had 50 people attending and the food prepared and served was delicious. The staff was very friendly. It was easy to book and they were helpful in getting elderly grandparents on board. My father in law paid...More

Thank DawnEAR
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Friday night we did a private cruise for our son's rehearsal dinner: a 2 hour cruise with Captain's Table buffet apps for food, and 40 guests including my wheel chair bound and quite frail 85 year old mother and a lot of out of towners....More

Thank Barry G
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

I expected more from this experience at $45 per person. Just cruised right through the middle of the lake. No real information from the Captain about what we floated past. Brunch was bad. Soggy bacon, luke warm sausages, cold prime rib, horseradish sauce without the...More

Thank TwoRuggedRoses
Reviewed July 13, 2016

We booked for the 4th July evening cruise. We set out at about 7pm and as it is light until about 9pm in summer we had a great time cruising the lake waiting for the fireworks. The boats are comfortable and spacious, they have a...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed June 23, 2016

Disappointing even on a beautiful summer evening. Captain and crew were friendly and great. Bar well stocked. BUT not a good buy Food at A for average not A for excellent. Awkward seating and narrow stairs. This isn't a world class pretty view of mountains...More

Thank EsmeBennion
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Decent view of a nice lake and nice homes on it, with the Capitol dome on the horizon. But really nothing special as food on board is average, boat is cramped for space, and the whole thing pretty expensive for what it is.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
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