A Top-Rated Family Reunion Venue in Minnesota
Make Your Family Reunion or Gathering Unique & Memorable
Looking for the perfect Minnesota spot to get your family together for a big reunion or party? Leave the ordinary behind as you and all your loved ones can celebrate in style aboard the luxury yacht, the North Star, on the beautiful waters of Gull Lake – one of the best family gatherings venues in Minnesota!
Gull Lake Cruises’ North Star can hold up to 116 passengers and is the perfect choice for a fun, unique outdoor venue for family gathering events. There’s something for everyone when you’re celebrating grandma’s 80th birthday party, mom and dad’s wedding anniversary, a family reunion, or just a great family party on the lake.
All your relatives will be treated to the finest catered cuisine in the Brainerd Lakes area with two full bars and the best sightseeing available on legendary Gull Lake. Gull Lake Cruises will customize the music and lighting for your gathering, and you’ll have full access to show videos or slideshows on two large, flat-screen televisions.
Your entire family can board the North Star at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake. Ask about our other location pick-ups.
Two Decks & Seating for 116 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 and partner with some of the 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 menu, 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, including our very own custom honey kölsch beer, North Star Nectar!
AV System & Custom Lighting
Our state-of-the-art audio/visual system features three flat screen TVs on the main deck, a projector with screen on the upper deck and custom mood lighting throughout the vessel, even under water – perfect for event presentations and themed ambiance.
“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 (formerly Destiny 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