The Lillypad is in its 24th 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 24 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-famous cruises have been scratched due to COVID-19, but look below for our list of more public cruises to choose from. Whether it were fundraisers for local officials and non-profit organizations, birthdays, weddings, receptions and corporate events, 2019 proved to be a record breaking year for the Lillypad, and we are excited to be a part of the wonderful efforts that support the community and sharing special moments with family and friends. 

Public Cruise dates are available below. Contact information and cruise details are listed. Call 574-529-3300 or shoot us an email to reserve your spots.

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


Latest NEWS


    June 11, 2020

    After a chaotic swing in boat scheduling, we are finally able to announce most of our public cruise offerings for 2020. Descriptions of the trips and who to contact are included. Feel free to email the Lillypad at or call 574-529-3300 with questions.

    Stay tuned as more dates are announced. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non-transferable nor non-refundable unless weather conditions force adjusting the schedule.

    Saturday, June 20 7-9 p.m.

    Public Cruise featuring Pork Loin and Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, California Blend, Salad, Roll, Cheesecake $30 Call 574-529-3300 for reservations.

    Saturday, June 27 5-7 p.m.

    Public Cruise featuring Rotisserie Chicken and Roast Beef, Red Herb Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Roll and Cheesecake $30 per person. Call 574-529-3300 for reservations.

    Friday, July 3 7-10 p.m.

    Public Cruise featuring BBQ Chicken Breast and Broiled Cod, Macaroni and Cheese, Baby Carrots, Salad, Roll and Cheesecake $30. Call 574-529-3300 for reservations.

    Saturday, July 4 8-11 p.m.

    Public Cruise featuring the Fireworks Cruise. Advertised as the WPOA’s BIGGEST fireworks display yet. Appetizers and beverages will be served, followed by fireworks on Lake Wawasee. Call 574-529-3300 for reservations.

    Sunday, July 5 5-7 p.m.

    Public Cruise featuring a Lillypad cookout. Grilled Burgers and chicken breasts with all the toppings, potato salad, fruit salad, macaconi salad with cookies and brownies for dessert. $20. Call 574-529-3300 for reservations.

    Sunday, July 12 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Public Cruise featuring Sunday Brunch on the Lillypad, including scrambled eggs, sausage links, biscuits and gravy, chicken fingers, fruit salad, Danish and potato salad. $25 per person.

    Saturday, July 18 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    Animal Welfare League Fundraiser, supporting Kosciusko County’s animal shelter with their first Fur Float cruise. For more information visit and check the events schedule.

    Saturday, July 18 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

    Indiana American Water hosts its annual fundraiser for Water for People. More details to follow.

    Sunday, July 19 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

    Public Cruise featuring a lunch picnic. Grilled Burgers and chicken breasts with all the toppings, potato salad, fruit salad, macaconi salad with cookies and brownies for dessert. $20. Call 574-529-3300 for reservations.

    Friday, July 31 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Chautauqua Wawasee hosts a historical cruise, originally scheduled for May 21st. Two hour trip includes food, iced tea, water, lemonade and coffee. Learn all about the rich history of Lake Wawasee from the experts. Visit for more information.

    Friday, July 31 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    Warsaw Rotary returns for its famous Parrot Head Party. Visit for tickets or information.

    Saturday, August 1 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    WACF (Wawasee Area Conservation Foundation) hosts its widely popular Lake Talk and Eats. Lunch will be served. Visit for more information and for reservations.

    Saturday, August 8 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

    Floatilla Fundraiser celebrates another fantastic season of providing the Lake with fun runs, fireworks, and giving back to the community.

    Sunday, Sept. 6 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    The Lillypad’s summer send off party. Join us for tacos and nachos on the lake, DJ music provided along with some raffle prizes. Contact the Lillypad at 574-529-3300 for tickets. $25 per person.

    Sunday, Sept. 6 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Public Cruise dinner on the Lillypad. Pork Loin, Rotisserie Chicken, Green Beans Almandine, Red Herb Potatoes, Salad, Roll and assorted cheesecake included. $30 per person.

    Saturday, Sept. 12 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

    Syracuse Rotary returns for another entertaining fundraiser event on the Lillypad. Stay tuned to for more information and ticket reservations.




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