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Madison's Premier Cruise Line!
Betty Lou Cruises offers Private Group Charters and Public Motoryacht Cruises

You'll find us moored at the Mariner's Inn on Lake Mendota and at the Machinery Row building on Lake Monona, waiting to show your group miles of beautiful shoreline. All cruises include a captain and crew, restrooms, and buffet food service aboard one of our motoryachts. Enjoy a unique perspective of Madison throughout spring, summer, and especially during our breathtaking fall colorama cruises. We're cruising day and night, late April through mid-October. Our food surpasses its reputation for excellence. You pick the meal and the time: brunch, lunch, appetizer, dinner or moonlight cruise. Bar service is always at hand (open, partial open, or cash bar). Relax knowing your trip is a sure hit. Rain or shine, your guests will enjoy a comfortable cruise either inside the enclosed cabin or outside on the upper deck, with its protective canopy and removable side curtains. We can accommodate between 20 and 86 guests (Max of 50 on one yacht, 86 using two yachts traveling together). Private charters can accommodate groups of 20 or more. This is truly the Madison experience and is perfect for all corporate and personal occasions.

Enjoy the view from the Betty Lou! Call Madison's Premier Cruise Line at 608-246-3138 for reservations and information.

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. Our 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, Monona Terrace, and University of Wisconsin campus. Behold miles of scenic natural shoreline, including Governor Nelson State Park, as well as dramatic lakefront estates.

Savor fine fare from the chefs of the Mariner's Inn. From a casual event to formal receptions, the food and beverages aboard Betty Lou Cruises will compliment any occasion. Look at the smiles, hear the laughter, and watch your guests have a great time. Whether its a milestone birthday, wedding reception, or other social gathering, your family and friends will feel right at home. For potential new clients or hard-working staff, Betty Lou Cruises provides first-class service that will impress everyone. An important occasion deserves a unique and rewarding experience.

This is an event your crew will remember. You'll have the time of your life!

Who Is Betty Lou?

Betty Lou Cruises is named after the late Betty von Rutenberg, an avid promoter of the greater Madison area and its beautiful lakes. Back in 1961, Betty and her husband, Bill, got started in the hospitality business when they bought the Nibble Nook restaurant. The company they founded now includes three waterfront restaurants (The Mariner's Inn, Nau-Ti-Gal and Captain Bill's) as well as Westport Marine and Betty Lou Cruises. The von Rutenberg sons, Bill, Jack and Robert, now steer von Rutenberg Ventures on its present course, along with their outstanding crew. The charismatic, vivacious, and loving spirit of Betty lives on with Betty Lou Cruises and in all of von Rutenberg Ventures. As Betty always said, "We hope to put sunshine in your smile and spring in your heart."



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