Welcome Aboard...Avenir! Custom built for intimate to medium sized groups, Avenir measures 63 feet in length and has a 14-foot beam [width]. Avenir's main cabin is beautifully appointed with handcrafted maple woodwork and cabinetry. All main cabin areas are climate controlled with large windows for viewing and integrated booth seating throughout. In addition, the main cabin includes a buffet table, full service bar, two restrooms and is also equipped with a stereo C.D. player audible on all decks. While the crew members will have digital music onboard, You are welcome to bring an ipod or Mp3 player with your own CD music compilation. Avenir's main deck has a beautiful walk out aft (back) veranda, a favorite place for guests to gather as the water gently passes by. The upper level of Avenir hosts a spacious sundeck and cockpit area surrounded by integrated bench and bistro table seating. The upper deck is prepared for inclement weather conditions with a convertible canopy for shade and clear side curtains for rainy or cool and windy days. The Al and Alma's Express Yachts provide incredible tours; their unique design allows them access to channels and bays of both Upper and Lower Lake Minnetonka. Many customers comment on the sleek styling and non-commercialized look of Avenir, adding that they and their guests feel they are traveling aboard their own yacht!
Bright and airy are two word that would best describe Avenir. Avenir's open maindeck layout creates spectacular 360 degree views of Lake Minnetonka! Averir
Minimum Group Size
Recommended Group Size
Licensed Capacity (max)
Casual to semi-formal buffet
Al and Alma's home port on Cook's Bay
Approved Private Residences**
Lafayette Country Club**
Port of Excelsior***
*minimums apply to cruise and meal pricing only.
**$165.00 pick-up charge applies to optional ports.
***Call for availability and pricing.
18% Service Charge will be added to all prices.
The packages described above are our most popular. However, our award winning team of event planners will work to create a custom cruise event that fits your budget and expectations! Call us today to begin planning your special event!
Prices and packages subject to change, 18% service charge will be added to all cruise charges. MN State and local tax applies when applicable.
Thinking about spicing up your cruise? Your cruise event planner has access to the resources you'll need! To follow is a summary of some of the popular options clients have choosen over the years. Be sure to let us know if you are looking for something outside of this list, we would be happy to assist you!
Work side by side with one of our partner designers or order directly through us!
Greet your guests with a custom vinyl banner
Custom Designed Floral Themes
We'll help to create the perfect floral accents.
Design a Cruise Theme
Hawaiian, tropical, Pirate, casino are just a few! Call us for more fun ideas.
Create a Signature Beverage
From boading beverages to custom recipes, this can be a fun and effective way to complement your message or theme.
Wine Tasting Cruises
Transform your cruise into a tiered event of wine and food pairing narrated by expert wine stewards.
Live Acoustic Music
Watch the water slip by to the sound of live acoustic adult contemporary music.
Your guests will love the jazz music of some of the finest musicians in the Twin Cities.
Tropical Steel Drum Band
Authentic live steel drum entertainment.
Comedians, Caricature Artists, Face painters, magicians and more!
Black Jack, Texas Holdem tables and dealers make games fun for everyone regardless of experience.