Hosting lunch, dinner, and sightseeing cruises on a 19th-century side wheeler replica boat, Virginia Dare Cruises offers you and your guests a chance to see the sights of Smith Mountain Lake while enjoying delectable cuisine. Read on below to learn more about what makes a meal aboard the Virginia Dare such a fantastic idea on your Smith Mountain Lake vacation!

A Delightful Dinner Cruise on Smith Mountain Lake

From private events such as weddings to lunch and dinner cruises centered on sightseeing and themes, Virginia Dare Cruises offers a wide range of experiences for your cruise along Smith Mountain Lake.

Indulge in a pleasant lunch cruise, whether you want to dine while watching the exquisite natural beauty of Smith Mountain Lake from out the window, attending a fancy Sunday luncheon cruise, or learning about the critters that call Smith Mountain Lake home on a Wildlife Wednesday cruise on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from June through October.

Dinner cruises aboard the Virginia Dare have a romantic ambiance fit for private parties and celebrations like weddings, as well as regular dinner sightseeing cruises and specialty cruises like Hawaiian Night. Hawaiian Night takes place on the 4th Friday of the month from June through September and entails a tropical atmosphere and classic Hawaiian cuisine. Additionally, Virginia Dare Cruises’ 4th of July Fireworks Cruise also includes a picnic barbeque dinner. Kids’ menus and options for dietary restrictions such as vegetarianism, veganism, and gluten-free items are also included aboard the Virginia Dare.

Dining cruises are priced at $46.00 per person, which includes the cost of a 2-hour cruise, your meal, tax and service charges, and complimentary coffee and tea. The Virginia Dare needs a minimum of 30 passengers in order to set sail, making Virginia Dare Cruises an excellent choice for large groups of friends and family vacationing in Smith Mountain Lake.

You’ll find VA Dare Cruises docked at their marina, located at 3619 Airport Rd., Moneta, VA 24121. You can also reach Virginia Dare Cruises by phone at (540) 297-7100, or by email at

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