Public Cruises!
Offering several themed events:

  • · Purple Martin Cruises
  • · Concert Dinner Cruises
  • · Melodies on Murray™

The bulk of our public cruises are around Purple Martin season, which takes place in July and August. Enjoy a Sunset Dinner on the Spirit of Lake Murray and watch the Purple Martins. Every year almost a million Purple Martins fly to beautiful Lake Murray and roost on Bomb Island. Bomb Island is the Largest Purple Martin sanctuary in North America and the second largest in the world! Come sail with us and make lasting memories while you enjoy the sights!

IMPORTANT: You have to purchase tickets prior to event, as most cruises sell out quickly!

The Spirit of Lake Murray offers dinner, lunch and special cruises to the public throughout the year. Sunset dinner cruises are popular and typically feature a delicious catered dinner served buffet-style.

The purple martin cruises in late summer take guests to Bomb Island, one of the largest purple martin roosts in the world.  The birds swoop in at sunset in spectacular swirls and fantastic numbers.  Holidays bring reasons to celebrate aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray with dinner cruises on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, etc..

See our current Public Cruises!