The Valley Gem offers a unique river experience on the Muskingum and Ohio Rivers. Along with our many public tours, we offer customized private cruises for groups. You choose the itinerary and the menu and we can take care of the rest. Our facilities feature a café, restrooms and a climate controlled lower deck.
How do I plan a private cruise?
Determine your approximate number of guests
Decide how long you with to cruise
Decide if you would like to serve a meal or appetizers while cruising
Call the Valley Gem Office at 740.373.7862 to find what dates are available and to book your charter.
Relax and let us take care of the rest.
Captain's Menu Package: $40.00 First Mate's Menu Package: $36.00 Second Mate's Package: $32.00 Deckhand Menu Package: $28.00 Appetizer Menu Package: $32.00 Breakfast Menu Package: $32.00
Click on the Catering link above to see an offering of our menu options. All menu packages include a two hour cruise, dinner with rolls, coffee, tea and water, linens and china. In order to qualify for the package pricing, you must pay for a minimum of 40 guests. If your group is smaller than 40 passengers, please call for pricing.
renting the boat without catering
The cost to rent the boat only without any catering provided is based on your passenger count.
1-75 passengers: $395.00 per hour 76-140 passengers: $580.00 per hour 141-200 passengers: $755.00 per hour 201-290 Passengers: $950.00 per hour
You may bring your own food, such as a potluck, but NO OUTSIDE CATERERS are permitted. You are NOT permitted to bring your own alcohol onto the boat due to our liquor license. We can provide bar service for your event. You may decorate the boat, but lit candles and confetti are not permitted. Linens are available for rent. Deposits equal to 25% of your total contract are required to hold your reservation. The balance is due by the date of the cruise.
Tables, chairs, sound system for announcements, CD player, MP3 hookup, climate controlled lower deck, handicap accessibility on the lower deck, line commentary by the Captain, microphone, and restrooms are all available to you for your event.