Boat Cruises

Public & Private Boat Tours

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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.

In addition to public and private boat cruises, Clear Water Harbor is home to a lakeside restaurant as well as a private event venue, The Boathouse.

Public Cruises


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 booking online.

Public Tour Rates
Adult – $14.49
Child – $8.50
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 can be purchased online or on the day of departure at Clear Water Harbor, and guests should note that glass containers and coolers are strictly prohibited. The Chief Waupaca Sternwheeler can seat up to 70 people when weather permits, and 60 inside. Lady of the Lakes seats 50 people, and 24 inside with tables set up.


Sunday Coffee & Mimosa Cruise

Set aside an hour and a half on Sunday to enjoy coffee & Mimosas on the scenic Chain O’ Lakes. Enjoy the gourmet fresh roasted coffee from Waupaca’s Aquamos Coffee Collaborative, assorted pastries, tea,  juice, and champagne mimosas! The tour also offers a fascinating narration of the lakes, including historical facts and island folklore. Sunday Coffee & Mimosa Cruises begins in mid June! Reservations and pre-payment are required, You can book your tickets online or call (715) 258-2866. *No cancellations.*

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 we recommend booking it! They always sell out! You can book it online or by calling us. (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!

Private Charters

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!

Chief Waupaca Floor Plan

Lady of the Lakes Floor Plan

Catering & Beverage Information