Have it All to Yourself
Rentals & Group Rates
Hold your next special event on the Hiawatha! Choose our unique venue for your next party, business function, company picnic, reunion, fundraiser, baby shower, graduation party, or wedding! Let the Hiawatha provide you and your guests with an experience to remember!
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Hiawatha, Inc. coordinates the Susquehanna State Park pavilion rental. Susquehanna State Park offers a family-friendly atmosphere with charcoal grills, free parking, restroom facilities (all handicapped accessible), and a public boat launch.
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Motor Coach & Group Rates
Set sail with the Hiawatha and cruise the Susquehanna River during your visit to Williamsport & Lycoming County. Our cruise planners are ready to help you design the perfect addition to your itinerary. Choose from themes such as:
- Morning Cruise with Coffee & Sticky Buns
- Picnic Lunch
- Fine Dining
- 1 Hour Cruise with Historic Audio Narration
- Ice Cream Social
- And More
We make it easy for your motor coach group to visit the Hiawatha, we offer spacious bus parking, a souvenir and snack shop, pavilion, and restrooms, all set in the charming Susquehanna State Park.
The lower deck of the Hiawatha is handicap accessible and easily navigable for those who have mobility issues. The upper deck is only accessible by stairs.
Groups rates are available for groups of 45 or more.
School Field Trips
Experience an educational 1-hour cruise on the Susquehanna River. Through an audio presentation, students will learn the rich history of the lumber era and the importance of the River to our community.
Maximum Guest Count 100/ Available May thru October.
Get in the Know
Frequently Asked Questions
To confirm your charter date and time, 50% of the total rental amount is due with the signed contract. The balance is due two weeks prior to your event date.
100 passengers for private charter rentals. Upper deck capacity is limited to 50 passengers.
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. Our caterer list is constantly changing!
For some functions, groups may provide their own food. Please contact us to discuss what is required if you decide to prepare and bring your own food.
Either the Hiawatha, charterer. or caterer may provide non-alcoholic beverage service.
The Hiawatha provides full beverage service for our quests. Non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase are sodas, bottled water, juice, hot chocolate, coffee, and hot tea.
The Hiawatha retains a Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board License. Therefore, guests cannot bring their own alcohol aboard the boat. The Hiawatha’s full-service bar includes liquor, wine, and draft beers. Please do not hesitate to inquire about a specific brand of beer or liquor aboard the boat. Our staff is happy to assist you in making your selections and will gladly provide your favorite spirit or wine, if available, to complement your event!
You may use the CD player, Sirius satellite radio, audio connection for your smartphone, 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).
The lower deck of the boat is enclosed and the cabin may be heated or cooled upon request. The upper deck is open to the elements and not enclosed.
All cruises sail rain or shine. In the event of severe river conditions, the Charterer has the option of holding the function aboard the Hiawatha as scheduled, but remaining at port, or rescheduling the charter. Should neither option be feasible, other arrangements will be coordinated.
Yes! The Hiawatha is United States Coast Guard inspected, operated by licensed Captains, and staffed by an experienced crew.