Private charters of the Hiawatha are always welcome on a first come first served basis. Please send an email to Hiawatha Customer Service for available dates and additional information. Here are the most asked questions about renting the Hiawatha for your event.
The cost of the Hiawatha is currently $325.00 for a 1 hour cruise, $550.00 for a 2 hour cruise.
Additional 1/2 hour increments are available for $125.00
To validate your charter date and time a $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required for each hour chartered. The balance is due two weeks before charter date.
According to the United States Coast Guard, The Hiawatha passenger capacity is 105 persons to include band and catering staff. Hiawatha, Inc. strongly recomments that charters be limited to 100 passengers for comfortable arrangements in case of inclement weather. Upper deck capacity is limited to 55 passengers.
The Hiawatha retains a Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board License. Therefore, no alcoholic beverages are permitted to be brought aboard.
Catering aboard the Hiawatha by a licensed business is permitted. Select from one of the many caterers familiar with the Hiawatha or hire your own. For some functions, groups may not want to have a catered meal and they may provide their own food. Please contact us to discuss what is required by us if you decide you want to bring food. For your convenience we have provided a list of caterers familiar with the Hiawatha. Click Here!
Yes, beverages may be purchases and include sodas, water, hot tea, hot chocolate, juice and frozen slushy drinks. In addition alcoholic drinks are available for purchase, plus a variety of beers are on tap and there is a limited wine selection.
The sound system will accommodate IPODS/MP3 players. You may also use the CD player, Sirius satellite radio and wireless microphone. Speakers are located on both the upper and lower decks. Additionally, the 52" television (equipped with a DVD player) is available; you may connect a laptop computer for your movies or slide show presentations (like PowerPoint.) You may want to hire a DJ for a formal event.
All cruises sail rain or shine. In the event of severe river conditions, the Charterer has the option of holding the function onboard the Hiawatha as scheduled, but remaining at port, or rescheduling the charter. Shoud neither option be feasible, other arrangements will be made.
Yes, the Hiawatha is United States Coast Guard inspected, operates by licensed captains and staffed by an experienced crew.