Virginia Dare Specialty Cruises

A Great Way to Bring People Together

4th of July Cruise

Watch the Fireworks

Pirate Cruise

Ahoy Matey, Join the Fun!

Wildlife Lunch Cruise

Lunch, Look & Learn

If you have an idea for a type of Cruise that we don’t offer, please give us a call at 540.297.7100!
Our Specialty Cruises include:

Wildlife Wednesday Lunch Cruises

Join us and a Park Ranger from the Smith Mountain Lake State Park; while the Ranger discusses all about our beautiful Wildlife on and around Smith Mountain Lake. Check our Event Calendar for cruise dates and times. Cruise must have at least 30 People signed up in order for Cruise to take place.


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4th of July Fireworks Cruise

The Fireworks Cruise gives you the best seat on the Lake to see the magnificent Fireworks display by Saunders Volunteer Fire Dept.  Dress in your Red, White & Blue attire & enjoy a meal and drinks with us. Check our Event Calendar for the date and time for this year’s cruise. Cash bar available.


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Paint Night Cruise

Virginia Dare is excited about our new experience on the water this season. Enjoy a relaxing cruise while you paint your view of Smith Mountain Gap (where the mountains meet the water). Painting lead by Lisa Floyd with Floyd’s Artworks. Light Hors d’ oeuvres, coffee, tea, and cash bar available. Check our Event Calendar for dates and times. Reservations required.


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Mother’s Day Cruise

Do something unique for Mom and make her feel special! Bring her out on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake for a 2 hour Cruise and Brunch. Check our EVENT CALENDAR for the date and time of this year’s cruise.


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Father’s Day Cruise

Every Dad is unique and special, so let us show him how much your care. Join our relaxing 2 hour Cruise and have Brunch while taking in sights. Check our EVENT CALENDAR for the date and time of this year’s cruise.


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Pirate Cruise

Join us for a Pirate themed Cruise to celebrate Pirate Weekend here at Smith Mountain Lake. Check our EVENT CALENDAR for dates and times for this year’s cruises. On this fun filled Cruise, upon approaching the Halesford Bridge we’ve heard there’ll be other “Pirate Ships” in the area, which we’re pretty sure they’ll take aim on the Virginia Dare. This Cruise is fun for all ages! Reservations Required!

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Take a Look at Our Calendar of Events

Check out our Calendar of Events for a schedule of all our Cruises.

If you have any questions, feel free to Contact Us!


Virginia Dare Office

3619 Airport Road Moneta, VA 24121

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