The Lillypad is in its 23nd year of operation

The S.S. Lillypad has been serving guests fine dining and amazing views on Indiana's largest natural

lake,Lake Wawasee, for over 23 years.Schedule your cruise and prepare to sail around Lake Wawasee for a two, three or four hour cruise. Your guests can be entertained with dinner, dancing and much more.

The S.S. Lillypad's interest continues to grow every year. Bookings range from weddings, receptions, corporate outings, celebrations or just a social mixer. Woody's world-famouscruises wrapped up four outstanding cruises in its 22th year, families treated mothers to the annual Mother's Day excursions, fundraisers for local officials and non-profit organizations were big hits in 2018 and we are excited to be a part of the wonderful efforts they support. 

Public Cruise dates are available on our calendar website. Watch for Sunday Brunch dates scheduled throughout the summer months!

Large groups or parties are encouraged to contact our staff to book your reservation date.


Latest NEWS


    May 25, 2019

    Tickets for all cruises must be purchased one week in advance. No refunds unless the cruise is cancelled by the Lillypad staff due to weather or mechanical issues.

    Thursday, May 23 (2-4 p.m.) – Chautauqua Wawasee Historical Cruise – SOLD OUT
    Join us for a two hour ride around Lake Wawasee with full narration of the Lake’s history and development. The event is hosted by Chautauqua, with more information and ticket purchases available at   ($15)

    Sunday, May 26 (7:45 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.) Join us every Sunday Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend for the 50th Year of Boat-in Church service. First come, first serve as the Lillypad leaves the Frog Tavern at 7:45 a.m. sharp. Boarding starts at 7:30 a.m., with free coffee and pastries. Otherwise, join us on the shores of Oakwood Resort as services begin at 8:30 a.m.

    Sunday, May 26 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Get a tour of Lake Wawasee and grab a bite to eat as we host a boat brunch. Quiche, deli croissants, chicken drummies, fruit salad, sausage links, potato salad and assorted coffee cakes are provided.  ($20 per person)

    Saturday, June 8 (1-4 p.m.)  Woody’s famous Buffet Cruises are back for his 24th season. Cheeseburgers on Paradise, chips and pretzels are included. Drink specials, raffle prizes and music entertainment by the lake legend Woody are provided. Tickets go fast, so contact Miss Lisa at 574-226-2546 for more details or to purchase tickets. 
    (other dates include July 13, August 10 and Sunday, September 1. )

    Saturday, June 15 (8-11 p.m.) Brenspeed takes its high-performance engine energy to the waters with one amazing customer appreciation party. Spots fill up fast!
    Sunday, June 16 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.) Our second brunch of the year. Quiche, deli croissants, chicken drummies, fruit salad, sausage links, potato salad and assorted coffee cakes are provided.  ($20 per person)

    Sunday, June 16 (5 - 7 p.m.) Wind down the day with a public dinner cruise on the Lillypad. Our famous oven roasted chicken and roast beef will be served, along with Antigua vegetables, baby baker potatoes, salad, roll and cheesecake.  ($35 per person)

    Tuesday, June 18 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Lakeland Kiwanis Club will hold a meeting aboard the Lillypad. Not a member? Join one of the best service groups in the area and meet for dinner! Visit for more information.

    Saturday, June 29 (7-10 pm) The Second Annual Junior Achievement Fundraiser is the best sunset cruise of the year, with music, food and drinks. Contact Courtney at 574-253-2238 or email for more information and ticket purchases.

    Sunday, July 7 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) Wind down the Fourth of July weekend on Lake Wawasee with brunch on the boat. Quiche, deli croissants, chicken drummies, fruit salad, sausage links, potato salad and assorted coffee cakes are provided.  ($20 per person)

    Saturday, July 13 (1-4 p.m.)  Woody Cruise, Part 2. See the June 8th listing for details.

    Saturday, July 20 (4-6 and 7-10 p.m.) Water For People’s Annual Fund Raiser providing music and fun on Lake Wawasee. Enjoy a cookout meal with friends and family alike, all supporting the efforts to bring water to people around the world. For ticket information, visit their website at

    Sunday, July 21 (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) Mimosas and Bloody Mary drinks on Lake Wawasee with a side of brunch on the boat is just what you need to get your Sunday Funday started. Quiche, deli croissants, chicken drummies, fruit salad, sausage links, potato salad and assorted coffee cakes are provided.  ($20 per person)

    Friday, August 2 (6:30 – 9:30 p.m.) Warsaw Rotary is back for their annual Parrot Head Party on the Lillypad. Music provided by Chris Cage and proceeds go towards supporting the Rotary’s community involvement.  Visit their website at  for tickets.

    Saturday, August 3 (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) Wawasee Area Conservation Foundation (WACF) holds their annual Lake Talks and Eats series on the Lillypad, with informative information about the lake with narration and guest speakers. Call  574-457-4549 or email for details and ticket purchases.

    Saturday, August 10 (1-4 p.m.) Your third chance to get on the Woody Cruise Express. See June 8th for more details.

    Saturday, August 10 (7-10 p.m.) The Floatilla gang hosts a social mixer for friends to celebrate another outstanding Summer on Lake Wawasee. Meet co-Commadores Tom and Holly Tuttle and the gang. Email for tickets.

    Sunday, August 11 (5-7 p.m.) The Lillypad’s own Public Cruise is offering Roast Beef and Pork Loin, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Roll and cheese cakes for your dining enjoyment. ($35)

    Sunday, September 1 (1-4 p.m.) Woody Cruise, Chapter 4. Woody closes the books on another amazing season with his Labor Day Summer Send Off party. Visit the June 8th event for contact information.

    Sunday, September 1 (6-8 p.m.) Public Dinner Cruise courtesy of the Lillypad. Featuring Oven Roasted Chicken, Prime Rib, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Bean Almandine, Salad, Rolls and Cheese Cake. ($35)

    Monday, September 2 (12-2 p.m.) Enjoy a grilled burger or pulled pork with side dishes and dessert. ($20)

    Saturday, September 7 (7-9 p.m.)  The Syracuse Rotary will host a Jazz Cruise, including appetizers. Contact the Lillypad at 574-529-3300 for ticket availability.

    Sunday, September 22 (5-7 p.m.) The final Public Cruise of the year hosted by the Lillypad. Pork Loin and Roast Beef, Baby Baker Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Salad and Roll will be served with Cheese Cake for dessert ($35).

    Sunday, October 13 (1-3 p.m.) The Chautuaqua group will host a Fall Colors Tour. For more information or to register visit