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Riverboat Charters

Riverboat Charters

Breathtaking views from the Becky Thatcher riverboat set the stage for a memorable party, wedding, rehearsal dinner, family reunion, or corporate event. Our riverboat, a Connecticut River Valley fixture, is available for evening charter, May – October.

The MV Becky Thatcher is a 70′ Mississippi-style riverboat that comfortably holds 220 passengers for sightseeing cruises. Inquire about a cocktail reception or sit-down dinner. This classic vessel includes 3 decks:

 

Main Deck

Carpeted. Cocktail bar forward, restrooms and stairwell located aft. Moveable seating; windows roll down for inclement weather.

 

Second Deck

Carpeted. Stairwell to top deck located aft. Moveable seating and windows. Third Deck: Open promenade deck with a view of the stars.

 

BECKY THATCHER DECK PLANS

Daytime Charters Evening Charters
May Monday-Friday Sunday-Saturday*
June Select Days Sunday-Saturday*
July Not Available Sunday-Thursday & Saturday*
August Not Available Sunday-Thursday & Saturday*
September Select Days Sunday-Saturday*
October Tuesday-Wednesday Sunday-Saturday*

*Saturday Evenings: Add $300.00 to rates listed below

$2700 Casual Arrangement

20-150 people

  • 20 minute Train Excursion from Essex Station to Becky Thatcher Riverboat & Return
  • 3 hours aboard Becky Thatcher on the Connecticut River
  • Plastic backed chairs on first and second deck (No sit at tables)

$3000 Casual Arrangement

20-66 people

  • 20 minute Train Excursion from Essex Station to Becky Thatcher Riverboat & Return
  • 3 hours aboard Becky Thatcher on the Connecticut River
  • Plastic backed chairs on first and second deck (No sit at tables)
  • Five Foot Round Tables with White Linen Topping

$3100 Casual Arrangement

20-66 people

  • 20 minute Train Excursion from Essex Station to Becky Thatcher Riverboat & Return
  • 3 hours aboard Becky Thatcher on the Connecticut River
  • Plastic backed chairs on first and second deck (No sit at tables)

Weekday and Weeknight Charters can be reduced to 2 hours on boat for $500.00 discount.

 Menu Options

Cocktail Buffet: 2 Cold Appetizers, 2 Hot Appetizers, 2 Desserts
Buffet: 2 Cold Appetizers, 1 Leaf Salad, 2 Entrees, 1 Dessert
Premium Buffet: 2 Cold Appetizers, 3 Hot Appetizers, 2 Salads, 1 Soup, 2 Entrees, 2 Desserts
Visit our Menu Page for menu choices and options

Cash Bar, Tab Bar, Open Bar available
DJ’s and Small Bands Welcome

 

For additional information, questions, or to arrange your wedding / reception, please contact Pam Amodio at 860-767-0103 ext. 217