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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 from May – October.

The MV Becky Thatcher is a 70′ Mississippi-style riverboat that comfortably holds 150 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 unavailable Sunday-Thursday & Saturday*
August unavailable Sunday-Thursday & Saturday*
September Select days Sunday-Saturday*
October Tuesday-Wednesday Sunday-Saturday*

*Saturday Evenings: Add $300.00 to rates listed below

Casual Arrangement

20-150 people

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

Casual Arrangement

20-66 people

  • 20-minute Train Excursion from Essex Station to Becky Thatcher Riverboat & return trip
  • 3 hours aboard Becky Thatcher on the Connecticut River
  • Plastic backed chairs on first and second deck (No sit at tables)
  • 5 foot round tables with white linen tablecloths

Casual Arrangement

20-66 people

  • 20 minute Train Excursion from Essex Station to Becky Thatcher Riverboat & return trip
  • 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

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 or email events@essexsteamtrain.com.