How do I host an event?
To book a private event for up to 49 guests, please fill out our booking form here:
Do rates vary?
Yes, our private event fees (up to 49 guests) vary depending on the time of day, with lower rates earlier in the day. Peak rates are at sunset, our most popular time. We also offer 20% off of Private Charters for events in May and October.
Do I have to worry about seasickness?
The Northern Star plots a smooth and stable course so seasickness is generally not a problem. However, we do recommend taking any necessary precautions if you are prone to motion sickness.
What’s the cancellation policy?
Private events (up to 49 guests) may be canceled at no charge up to 24 hours after reserving. Outside of this window. Deposit refunded 100% if more than 30 days notice, 14 our less days 50% and less than 72 hours $0
Can I reschedule my event for another time or date?
Guests may reschedule an event up to two weeks prior to the event date. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability (Note: we highly suggest checking for availability before releasing your original reservation.)
Are we able to set up merchandise and/or decor in the space?
Yes. Please note that any decorations will be subject to prior approval from the Northern Star, and that we have a strict no-open flame policy. Furthermore, the Northern Star is not responsible for loss or damage to Patron’s property and does not maintain insurance to cover it. Additional fees may apply.
Do you accept Credit Cards on while under way?
Yes we do.
Do you play music?
Yes, we have wonderful baby grand piano on board along with a n in-house stereo system with multiple capabilites.
Are we able to play our own music during events?
For private events (up to 49 guests): our sound system services all areas of the vessel and you are welcome to bring a cd, digital music or DVD/DVR
Is the trip handicapped and wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Main Deck and Restroom are wheelchair accessible. Entrance to the boat is via a ramp and our crew will be happy to provide additional assistance.
Is the Northern Star covered?
Yes, the Northern Star has three enclosed decks as well as outside viewing areas. She is climate controlled and allows for some cozy, private sitting areas to share some special time together.
How do you decide when to cancel an event due to rain, who makes the call, and when?
While events are very rarely cancelled due to inclement weather, it does happen on occasion. We use radar mapping to predict the likelihood of any strong storms in our exact location. Given our extensive experience operating on the water, cancellations due to weather are determined solely by the Captain of the Northern Star on the day of the event. Please do not be concerned by dire weather forecasts, they have been shown to be incorrect 85% of the time. In our experience, summer storms when they do occur, tend to pass quickly.
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