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Public and Private Charters and Cruises

The Spirit of Lake Murray offers public dinner cruises regularly. Our dinner cruises offer a fantastic experience while sailing on Lake Murray and include a sit-down meal, top-notch service, and an unforgettable time.

 

If you have a large group and want to charter The Spirit of Lake Murray for a private event, we offer fully customizable charters for any occasion you can think of. 

If you would like to learn more about our private event charters, call or email one of our experience agents for more information HERE

Choose your Spirit of Lake Murray Experience
Sunset / Sunrise Tour
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Sunset Tours

South Carolina sunsets and sunrises are truly spectacular no matter where you see them.  Seeing them from the deck of the Spirit brings them to a new level.

Our 2 1/2 hour sunset charter aboard The Spirit treats guests to wind through their hair, fresh air cruising from the bow or upper deck, and the climate-controlled main deck.

Guests can enjoy beverages at our Spirits Bar and complimentary light snacks.

Sunset cruises on the Spirit of Lake Murray depart at various times throughout the year, depending on the local sunset time.  

Purple Martin Tour
Purple Martins on Lake Murray
Purple Martin Bird Tour  (Offered July-August)

The Purple Martin is a small migratory songbird from the swallow family that travels through the eastern part of North America and much of South America.  During the dusk hours of July - August, thousands of them make their way to spend the night on Bomb Island, filling the sky with amazing little creatures. 

 

The 2 1/2 hour Spirit of Lake Murray Purple Martin Tour includes a beautiful ride to the Bomb Island area, where guests can enjoy a beverage at our Spirits Bar and complimentary light snacks.

History Tour
How was Lake Murray built
The History of Lake Murray Charter

Interestingly, Lake Murray has not always been Lake Murray.  In fact it was less than 100 years  ago that the area that made up what is NOW Lake Murray was family owned land, made up of small homesteads, farms, and woods.

The area has also played important roles throughout history, with direct ties to the Revolution, Civil War, and even World War II.

 

The 2-hour Dam History Tour, narrated by our experienced crew, offers guests the opportunity to learn all about the building of the dam, some lost secrets of Lake Murray, and the answer to the legend of the catfish larger than a Volkswagen

Guests can enjoy beverages at our Spirits Bar and complimentary light snacks.

That Dam History Tour is offered throughout the year. 

CLICK HERE to connect with an Experience Agent

Corporate Events
Team building on Lake Murray
Corporate Team Building / Private Event Charter 

If you are looking for the ultimate venue for your company, team, birthday party, anniversary, or just a plain old party "just because," The Spirit of Lake Murray offers a one-of-a-kind experience on Lake Murray.

 

Our Private Event Experience Agents will work with you to customize the perfect charter.  You can opt for a full sit-down dinner or a more casual feel, select entertainment from our roster of talented performers, and even decide on the decor.

 

Private events on The Spirit of Lake Murray can accommodate up to 110 of your favorite guests and promises to be an experience that will be remembered.

 

CLICK HERE to connect with an Experience Agent.

Weddings on The Spirit
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Tie the Knot on The Spirit

Something is amazing about saying "I Do" aboard an 80-foot boat in the middle of a big lake. Whether under the stars or in the brilliant sunshine, it is a magical moment that will last a lifetime.

If you are looking for that perfectly unique moment, having your wedding aboard The Spirit is the perfect place.

We have partnered with Lake Murray Weddings to provide the ultimate nuptials experience.

Our Experience Agents can work directly with you to plan every detail of your big day on The Spirit - from a simple wedding in the Admiral's Room to an amazingly elegant large affair; we have you covered.

Even if you want to have the ceremony somewhere else but want the real party to be on the water, we will help you make those memories, too!

If you have a wedding planner already, no problem; our Experience Agent will work hand-in-hand to ensure all logistics are covered so that you can sit back and take in every moment of your day.

Private events on The Spirit of Lake Murray can accommodate up to 110 of your favorite guests and promises to be an experience that will be remembered.

 

CLICK HERE to connect with an Experience Agent

 

Rehearsals
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Wedding Rehearsals / Anniversaries

If you already have the perfect place picked out for your big day, might we suggest having your wedding rehearsal dinner on board The Spirit?

We can also help you celebrate your anniversary or perform your vow renewals.

Private events on The Spirit of Lake Murray can accommodate up to 110 of your favorite guests and promises to be an experience that will be remembered.

 

CLICK HERE to connect with an Experience Agent.

Large Events / Celebrations
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Large Events and Celebrations

The Spirit of Lake Murray is the perfect place for whatever celebration or event that you can think of.  In fact, if you can dream it up, there is a good chance we can pull it off.

  • Birthday Parties

  • Class Reunions

  • Anniversaries

  • Team Building

  • Fundraising Events

  • Training Events

  • Real Estate Tours

Pontoon Tours
Private Pontoon Tours
Private Pontoon Experiences 

We have you covered if you want to experience Lake Murray differently.

Sometimes you want to have a private lake experience with a small group. You can book a small charter (up to six people) with our small private charter team.

Small private charters find guests on a large tri-toon boat and offer the flexibility of creating your own experience, including exploring islands, getting sand between your toes on one of the pretty beaches, swimming in a quiet cove, and so much more! 

Explore the islands and beaches, swim in the Lake, and take a private look at the fantastic area with our experienced captains on a private pontoon.

All  Spirit of Lake Murray charters depart from her home port, located at 216 Shadowood Drive, Irmo SC 29603

The Spirit of Lake Murray offers many pre-planned public cruises that set sail year-round on Lake Murray. Based on availability, a ticket for these charters can be purchased in any number up to our public cruise capacity of 60 people*.

*Forty-five public passenger tickets are required to depart the dock. Should you have tickets for a date where the minimum is not met, you can re-book or get a full refund.

​Public cruises offer an opportunity for a cocktail at our fully stocked "Spirits Bar," as well as complimentary light snacks.

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