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Betty Lou Cruise

  • Tue, July 23, 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Madison, WI (Self-Drive)
  • 6



Ship Ahoy!

There has never been a better way to experience Madison than this. From the deck of the Betty Lou, listen to the sound of lapping waves and feel the breeze on your face. Whether you are standing on the open deck or relaxing in our spacious cabin, you have got the best seat in town. The motoryachts are fully equipped, and our experienced crew is prepared to make your cruise a carefree event to remember.

Enjoy first-class views of Madison's skyline, including the State Capitol, Governor's Mansion, and University of Wisconsin campus. Behold miles of scenic natural shoreline, including Governor Nelson State Park, as well as dramatic lakefront estates.

  • This is a self-drive activity. 
  • The yachts are moored at the Mariner's Inn on Lake Mendota.
  • Parking is at the Mariner's Inn, 5339 Lighthouse Bay Drive, Madison.
  • The yacht always leaves on time. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. There is no assigned seating on cruises. Seating choices are on a first come basis.
  • This is private boat tour for UWRA and Verona Senior Center members and guests.
  • Cost includes admission and lunch.
  • OF NOTE:  Yachts are not handicapped accessible. The variable water levels and dual decks on each yacht require all of our guests to navigate stairs.
 Menu includes  Jumbo Beef Hot Dogs, "with all the fixin's"

"Build Your Own Burgers

Chicken Breast Sandwiches

Potato Salad

Assorted Chips and Dips

Assorted Desserts

Soda, Coffee, Juice, Water

Cashless Cash Bar Available

This is a UWRA and Verona Senior Center partnered travel opportunity. Register now to join the fun.  Seating is limited, so register today! 


$70 per person and includes admission and food.  

Registration Details and Deadline

Register online.   Mailed in reservations using the Registration Form and checks are accepted.  Registrations much be received no later than Noon on Friday, June 7, 2024.

Refund Policy

UWRA refunds an event fee if cancelled prior to the registration deadline.  Refunds after the registration deadline are only processed if a wait-listed registrant can attend.  Refunds made by check.


Contact trip coordinator Sandi Haase at ( or the UWRA office at 608-262-0641.

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Madison WI 53715-1218

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