Proudly Serving the Chain O’ Lakes & Waupaca, WI
Join us on our historical hour and a half narrated tours through Waupaca’s crystal clear Chain O’ Lakes. For private charters, or public tours, choose from either our Double Decker Authentic Sternwheeler: Chief Waupaca, or the Lady of the Lakes Motor Yacht. From brunch cruises to special events, your Chain O’ Lakes cruise is sure to be a unique experience, filled with breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, and unforgettable memories.
Take in the enchanting Chain O’ Lakes from a viewpoint like no other, when you hop aboard one of our authentic watercraft. Enjoy our 60 ft paddlewheeler, the Chief Waupaca, or the Lady of the Lakes motor yacht. We schedule an incredible variety of tours, from Sunday brunches and Local Beer Tasting Cruises, to Concert Cruises with local artists. Learn more about the different tours we run, and reserve your spot today, by calling (715) 258-2866.
Public Tour Rates
Adults – $11.99
Children (3-12) – $7.45
2 Years & Under – Free
Chain O’ Lakes Tour
Enjoy an hour and a half narrated tour that navigates through the beautiful Chain O’ Lakes. Relax and take in the scenery. Learn about the history of the area (everything from the glacial impact, to local wildlife and island folklore). These cruises run, rain or shine, from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October. Tickets are sold only on the day of departure, and guests should note that glass containers and large coolers are strictly prohibited. The Chief Waupaca Sternwheeler can seat up to 80 people when weather permits, and 60 inside. Lady of the Lakes seats 70 people, and 24 inside with tables set up.
Sunday Brunch Cruise
Set aside an hour and a half this Sunday to enjoy breakfast upon the scenic Chain O’ Lakes. Our delicious spread includes eggs, bacon or sausage, french toast, potatoes, trays of fresh fruit, assorted pastries, coffee, tea, milk, juice, and champagne mimosas! The tour also offers a fascinating narration of the lakes, including historical facts and island folklore. Sunday Brunch Cruises begin on Mother’s Day, with the full schedule running from Father’s Day through Labor Day weekend. Reservations and pre-payment are required, so please give us a call 715-258-2866. *No cancellations.*
Chapel of the Lakes
Worship with nature, by setting sail on an hour-long, non-denominational cruise led by local Pastors. Cruises aboard the Chief Waupaca depart every Wednesday at 6pm from mid June through Mid August. They’re available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and tickets are free (donations accepted), so make sure to arrive on time. Parking is available across the street. Please call Trinity Lutheran Church for more information at 715-258-7688.
Scheduled Cruise Events
Clear Water Harbor runs a variety of fascinating cruises throughout the summer. Take a look at our calendar of events, and when you find one you like, give us a call at (715) 258-2866. Scheduled cruises are reservation-only, with pre-payment required, and a no-cancellation policy.
Visit our Events Page for a detailed list of events for the season!
Let a cruise around the Chain O’ Lakes transform your party into a toast-worthy celebration! With beautiful scenery and affordable amenities, it’s an incredible way to commemorate any event. The Chief and Lady can accommodate intimate gatherings and large get-togethers, so whether you’re planning a shower, an anniversary, a birthday party or so much more, we promise to help you make it extraordinary.
View our floorplans to decide which vessel is best suited to support your event!