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A Betty Lou View of Madison

Lake Mendota, Madison, WI 53703

Welcome aboard Betty Lou Cruises, your gateway to aquatic adventure. Explore Madison’s rich history with a knowledgeable local Captain. We’ll be moored at the Mariner’s Inn on Lake Mendota waiting to show you miles of beautiful shoreline. From Bozho the monster of Lake Mendota, to a variety of iconic landmarks – you’ll see the secrets beneath the waves.



Enjoy the Captain’s favorite treats, and savor the scenery only an isthmus could create.


Come Aboard! A variety of cruise options, including private rentals, with themed drinks and multi-course meals are available daily June through October.


This is an Essential Madison Experience, a hands-on experience designed just for you. It's authentic, immersive and uniquely Madison. Click to see the full collection.

COVID-19 Status
Essential Madison Experience
  • Availability: Late June through Mid-October
  • Cost: $33-$58 per person
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  • Maximum # of Participants: 33
  • Minimum # Participants: 1
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