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The North Star on Gull Lake – a Top Event Venue in Minnesota

Make Your Next Celebration Unique & Memorable

Plan your next get together with a private cruise aboard Gull Lake Cruises’ magnificent luxury yacht, the North Star – one of the most unique event venues in Minnesota. Private charters for any occasion offer your guests the opportunity to savor fine cuisine and drinks while taking in the spectacular Gull Lake landscape. Private Events, whether yours is a wedding, a corporate outing or a simple gathering with friends, make your next event one they will never forget.

Everything can be customized from the yacht’s lighting colors and table decorations to the musical entertainment and flat screen TVs. With delicious food options and gorgeous views, the North Star is your perfect event setting. The Captain’s Deck has partial and full coverage options with detachable clear side panels for your convenience. No longer worry about rain or too much sun, we’ve got you covered. Gull Lake Cruises offers additional services such as preset tables, a glassware package, champagne toasts, high-top cocktail tables, a fresh flowers wedding package and covered chairs and table linens.

The North Star is an excellent event venue for special occasions and celebrations of all types. Call 833-232-0317 or send us a message for menus, pricing or more information!

Two Decks & Seating for 95 Passengers

The elegant, glass-enclosed main deck provides a climate-controlled environment to ensure optimum comfort for every passenger. The upper deck patio serves as the perfect setting for stargazing on a moonlit night or sightseeing on a sunny day.

Premium Dining & Catering Options

We’re proud to offer, as well as partner with some of the other best restaurants, caterers and local favorites of the Brainerd Lakes area for menu and dining options that fit the theme of any event. From brunch to after-dinner desserts, we’ve got you covered! For our current menus, click here.

Two On-Board Full-Service Bars

The North Star is equipped with two full-service bars, one on the upper patio and one on the lower deck. We serve a wide variety of beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks.

AV System & Custom Lighting

Our state-of-the-art audio/visual system features three flat screen TVs on the main deck, and custom mood lighting throughout the vessel, even under water – perfect for event presentations and themed ambiance.

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Explore Private Events Aboard The North Star

Did You Know?

All Gull Lake Cruise departures take off at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake. We have parking available for guests near the main lobby. Ask about our other location pick-ups.

Ask your Cragun’s Resort Event Representative for more information or download our Charter Contract.

Boarding time is 15 minutes prior to departure. Private cruises are subject to availability. Prices may vary and do not include sales tax or gratuity. Custom cruise hours are available upon request!

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Enjoy a Dining Cruise on Gull

“THANK YOU for the great time you and the crew put on for us last night on our Dinner Cruise! Evry one of my fellow co-workers said they had a great time, we were impressed with the whole experience, and the food was very good. I will for sure be telling people of our trip on the boat, and I for one will be back for more! Great job done.”

– Warren, First Supply

“We did our wedding reception on Gull Lake Cruises (formerly Destiny Cruises). We did a 3 hour boat ride (It was not long enough). Michele was very gracious with all my questions and made sure our day was perfect. Captain Jay is very knowledgeable about the lake. He is also great with people and children! His wife works on the boat as well, she is also amazing. All of our guests loved the boat ride. They thought it was an amazing venue. Before we chose Gull Lake Cruises, I called about 20 venues. This was the most affordable for our group size. I personally think this was the best decision. We had perfect weather and a perfect night. Thank you Gull Lake Cruises!”

– Pauline and Dan Reller

“Thank you very much. We thought you were great, the decorating was absolutely stunning and the boat is awesome. The bartenders upstairs; the 2 guys went above and beyond for us. They were so professional, and nice if you could let them know that. We are very happy everyone had a fantastic night! It was definitely a magical day!”

– Lacey and Ron

“I can’t thank you and your crew enough for making our day so special. I was so speechless when I came aboard – the boat was decorated so beautifully and you took my breath away! Everyone is still talking about the cruise today and how much fun everyone had. Everyone thought the boat as a venue was such a cool and unique decision. Everyone talked about how nice you and the crew were and how handsome Captain Jay was.”

– Jerrielynn and Aaron

“Thank you SO MUCH for such a lovely rehearsal dinner cruise with Gull Lake Cruises (formerly Destiny Cruises)! We absolutely had a blast and the boat was decorated so beautifully. You and your crew did a wonderful job and we will certainly come back to Gull Lake Cruises in the future! Our family and friends commented how cool the it was to be on the boat and how lovely the evening was.”

– Stephanie and Sam J

“Just want to send you a thank you! Everyone had a great time and everything went really well! We truly appreciated everything and the great staff!”

– Mona F