For business, social functions or pure private pleasure,  your group will enjoy the scenic beauty of the Detroit Lakes area on a boat cruise of Pelican Lake at Fair Hills Resort. We have full food and beverage service on board, with many options to make your event unique.
Private charter on Pelican Lake

Spring, summer or autumn on the lake, you're sure to enjoy the season on our Pelican Boat. We have a variety of appetizers and full service meals available. It's a great alternative for a summer brunch, corporate event or anything in between.


Perfect for weddings and grooms' dinners, anniversaries and significant birthdays

The Pelican has been a favorite of family parties for years. It's a great way to spend some time together with everyone in the family - kids and adults alike.




Boat rental rate:

  • 8 a.m-4 p.m.: $250 for the first hour, $175 for subsequent hours
  • 4-9 p.m.: $300 for the first hour, $200 for subsequent hours
Meal rates:
  • Dinner is $17 per adult, plus 6.875% Minnesota sales tax and 15% gratuity. If you are staying at the resort, you get dinner on the Big Pelican in lieu of dinner in the dining room, plus $5 per person. Dinner is buffet-style. Typically, a dinner consists of homemade bread and rolls, baked potato, vegetable, seven-layer salad, a choice of steak or chicken grilled on the boat, a dessert bar and water, lemonade and coffee.
  • Meat or vegetarian lasagna dinner: $12 per adult plus a 15% service charge and 6.875% Minnesota sales tax. Dinner is buffet-style.  The meal includes lasagna, garlic toast, Italian salad and lemon bars. Water, coffee and lemonade are also included.
  • Lunch is $12 per adult, plus a 15% gratuity and 6.875% Minnesota sales tax. Lunch is buffet-style. Typically, lunch consists of a choice of a burger or brat, or chicken with baked beans, chips, seven-layer salad and a dessert bar with water, lemonade or coffee.
  • Hors d'oeuvres are the customer’s choice. Prices range from $4-10 per person plus a 15% gratuity and 6.875% Minnesota sales tax.
  • Beer is $3, wine is $4.
  • Mixed drinks are available at $3.50-$4.00-and-Bartenders are available for your cruise at $12.50/hour
  • Meal prices for children ages 6-12, children 5 and under free eat for free.


  • Boat ride only: 60 persons
  • Cocktail party: 50 persons
  • Ride with meal: 45 persons

Additional Charges:

The “meter” is running on the boat from the time you reserve it to the time the boat is back at the dock. If your party is running late, additional charges may be added for the time of the additional staff needed on the boat. If you desire to be picked up, you will be charged for the time that the boat leaves. If you desire to have us pick up and drop off your party up from your cabin on the lake, you will be charged the boat rental rate from when the boat leaves the Fair Hills dock to pick you up, until it docks again after the cruise.