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Everything You Need to Know About Gage Marine’s Santa Cruise

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Christmas is right around the corner and there’s no better way to celebrate the jolly season than a holiday themed cruise on Geneva Lake with Gage Marine! They operate the Lake Geneva Cruise Line, which visitors know well from the US Mailboat Tour and summertime cruises. But once the weather turns colder they put on the most magical Christmas cruise you can even imagine… the one and only Santa Cruise! This experience is truly one-of-a-kind and spreads the holiday joys the Christmas season brings with you, your family and closest friends. Keep reading to find out more about the amazing experiences on board, how to plan your unforgettable cruise, and stopping at Pier 290 for a cozy meal after your cruise. Let the fun begin!

Experiencing the Santa Cruise

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Before you even board the cruise, walk through Santa Cause's total winter wonderland, the Charities of Christmas Tree Festival. With twinkling lights, decorated Christmas trees, and a fundraising raffle, you won’t want to miss it! And who knows, you may even win one of the grand raffle prizes!

All aboard! Hop on the Santa Cruise that will take you to Santa’s Hideaway, with the opportunity to see Santa himself from the lakeshore! The cruise is 40 minutes long and guides you around the lake alongside some of the best light displays and decorations that will bring you so much joy. All the light shows and decorated scenes you’ll take in are brought to you by Gage Marine and Lake Geneva Cruise Line. Enjoy some holiday cheer and schedule your tour by clicking here!

Planning Your Santa Cruise

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Gage Marine not only works behind the scenes with Lake Geneva Cruise Line to put on this one-of-a-kind cruise experience, but they make planning simple! View their tour calendar online, select the tour that best fits your family’s schedule, and easily book tickets online.

Park on-site at the Lake Geneva Cruise Line’s winter harbor at 1 Liechty Drive, Williams Bay, or on select nights, take the free shuttle from the Williams Bay High School for easy parking and transportation!

This is Wisconsin, right? So grab a festive drink at Santa’s Bar for children and adults alike to drink before boarding or carry on your cruise. Planning is made easy with festive fun, food, and drinks all available with your Santa Cruise experience!

Dining at PIER 290

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For a dining venue that hits the spot before or after your cruise, add Pier 290 to your itinerary! Pier 290 is the one and only restaurant that is lakeside through every season. With toasty fireplaces, festive music, and out-of-this-world cuisine, Pier 290 makes the perfect place to begin or top off your Santa Cruise excursion.

For the holidays, they offer a special winter menu perfect for the holiday season, including a wide variety of comfort foods to choose from and keep you warm in the winter weather. And for the kids, a FREE Christmas treat with their Santa Cruise boarding pass! Reserve your table here to make sure you have a spot to enjoy all Gage Marine has to offer during the holidays this year.

Gage Marine will most definitely light up your Christmas and allow you to make memories that will last a lifetime! Take the Santa Cruise with the Lake Geneva Cruise Line and see the Christmas miracles they’ve created just for you! Plan your dream holiday cruise, experience Christmas from the water and dine at Pier 290 for a tasty, comfortable meal! Buy your cruise tickets here today!

Hailey Rose: Writer for Discover Mediaworks. A born & bred Wisconsinite with a love for fishing, hunting, and enjoying the great outdoors.


4 comments on “Everything You Need to Know About Gage Marine’s Santa Cruise”

  1. Per the Santa Cruise website FAQ page: "The boats are enclosed and heated for everyone’s comfort but keep in mind you are on a boat in Wisconsin. Conditions may still be somewhat cool on the boat. Dress appropriately for the weather for walking to and from your car, in the Tree Festival and on the boat. The Christmas Tree Festival Building is enclosed and heated." Find more at

  2. […] Before or after warming up with a delicious winter meal at Pier 290, hop aboard Lake Geneva’s Santa Cruise for a magical outdoor activity of your dreams! This magical experience is open for you to enjoy until December 30th, and I promise you won’t want to miss this! Along your 40 minute excursion on the pristine waters of Geneva Lake, you will see incredible lights, Santa’s Hideaway, and even get the chance to wave to Santa on shore! Come along and see one of Lake Geneva’s favorite outdoor activities during the winter time! Learn more about the Santa Cruise exclusively in ‘Everything You Need to Know About Gage Marine’s Santa Cruise’ here. […]

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