Public Cruises are public events planned by us, but attended by you, friends, family, or clients. Public Cruise dates and times vary based on holidays, local happenings, and our private charter calendar. Menus, times & itineraries are predetermined and unique for each specific date. Public Cruises are offered all year around.
The Spirit of Lake Murray is the ONLY Dinner & Reception Tour Yacht on Lake Murray near Columbia, South Carolina
Who attends public cruises on Lake Murray?
Everyone & anyone can attend a public cruise on the Spirit of Lake Murray. Come by yourself, with a special someone or a small group.
Seats are purchased by clicking the "Book Now" button on this page or from our office at the Hollow Creek Marina in Lexington County during normal business hours.
Want a private dining area during a public cruise?
The Admiral's Room can be booked as a semi-private dining area during some of our Public Cruises. Scroll down or click the button below for more information on the Admiral's Room.
Public Events and Tours on Lake Murray in Lexington
Public Events and Tours on Lake Murray in Columbia
Passenger Parking Lot: 103 Rocky Ridge Road Leesville, SC 29070
Please park in our gated Passenger Parking Lot during cruises. Our marina shuttle will bring you from the parking lot down to the marina. Handicapped parking is available at the marina with official stickers. The passenger parking lot is located one block away from the marina.
The passenger parking lot opens one hour prior to boarding time. A parking lot attendant will show you where to park. Remain in the lot, the marina shuttle runs periodically.
Boarding at Hollow Creek Marina
Boarding usually begins 30 minutes prior to departure time. No passengers may board the ship after the gates have closed. Please arrive a few minutes prior to boarding time so you are ready to board when boarding begins. Refer to ticket and seat policies for more information.
There is a covered deck patio located at Hollow Creek Marina & Lake Murray Deli available for you to gather under until you board the Spirit of Lake Murray.
During the prime season the Lake Murray Deli & Bar is serving beer, wine, & great food. When the Lake Murray Deli is open, it is encouraged that you come early and relax on the covered lakeside patio before you board the Spirit of Lake Murray.
Check the Lake Murray Deli & Bar's website for hours of operation.
The Lake Murray Deli is currently closed for the cold season, but will reopen in Spring of 2018!
Want a fun activity to do while you are near Lake Murray?
Plan to arrive a little earlier and visit our friends at the Hollow Creek Moonshine Distillery.
The moonshine at Hollow Creek is locally made onsite!
The friendly folks are happy to show you around and give you FREE tastings of some of the BEST moonshine in the SOUTH!
The Admiral's Room allows small groups to experience a semi-private dining area on board the Spirit of Lake Murray. The Admiral's Room's standard set-up can seat 20 people. Accommodations could be made to fit a few more. For group sizes much larger than 20, it is encouraged that you book a Private Charter. Remember, Private Charters are 80% of the Spirit of Lake Murray's business.
In order to secure the Admiral's Room for your group, you must purchase 20 tickets for that specific Public Cruise. Tickets can be purchased from this website or from our office. Frequently, groups of less than 20 go ahead and purchase the whole room and enjoy the extra space.
The Admiral's Room is located on the top deck of the Spirit, so everyone in your group must be okay with stairs. You are welcome to purchase additional seats on the main deck at the normal ticket price. The upstairs back deck outdoor patio is a shared space for all passengers on board.
If your group size is much more than 20 people, you need to inquire about booking a Private Charter on board the Spirit of Lake Murray. Private Charters only require a minimum payment for 40 people. When having a Private Charter on the Spirit of Lake Murray you get to plan all of the details and you secure the yacht privately for your group alone!