Sleek & Modern

Express Series Yacht:  Avanti

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Avanti and Aventure are sister ships and serve as the middle size yachts in the fleet. Custom-built for medium sized groups, Avanti measures 70 feet in length and has a 14-foot beam [width]. Avanti's contemporary-styled main cabin is wrapped in fine maple woodwork. The main cabin areas are climate controlled with large windows for viewing and features integrated booth and wrap around bench seating throughout. In addition, Avanti's main cabin includes a buffet table, full service bar, and two restrooms. Avanti is equipped with a stereo audible on all decks. While our crew members will have digital music onboard, you are welcome to bring an iPod or MP3 player with your own music compilation. Avanti's main deck has a beautiful walk-out aft (back) veranda, a favorite place for guests to gather as water gently passes by.

The upper levels of Avanti and Aventure play host to beautiful sundecks with integrated bench seating, tables, and sun cushions. Avanti's expansive upper deck is prepared for all weather conditions with a convertible canopy for shade and clear side curtains for rainy or cool and windy days. Avanti is the largest Express Yacht on Lake Minnetonka. Avanti's sleek European styling inside and out model that of an intercoastal world-class private yacht. 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. Cruising aboard Avanti will make you and your guests feel like you're traveling aboard your own yacht!

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Detail & Services

AvantiSleek and modern are two words that would best describe Avanti. As the largest Express Yacht in our fleet, guests will enjoy the unique versatility of express yacht cruising with spacious accommodations. Avanti is a favorite of rehearsal dinners and client networking events!


*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.

Minimum Group Size
30-35 guests*

Recommended Group Size
35-60 guests

Licensed Capacity (max)
80 guests

Event Style
Casual to semi-formal buffet

Cruise Ports
Al and Alma's home port on Cook's Bay
Wayzata Depot**
Approved Private Residences**
Lafayette Country Club**
Port of Excelsior***



Pricing and Guest Minimums:

  • Express Yacht: Avanti (30 guests)
  • Lunch Menu (until 4pm) $36.95
  • Dinner Menu (available all day) $47.95
  • 2.5 Hour Private Cruise
  • Industry Exclusive Yachts
  • Customer defined Cruise Date and Time
  • Onboard Uniformed Cruise, Food and Bar Service Staff
  • Experienced and knowledgeable Captain
  • 15 Minute Boarding / Greeting Time
  • All Deck Digital Audio System with Guest Interface for mobile devices
  • Professional Event Planning Team
  • Complementary Easy Onsite Parking (Cruises Departing from Al and Alma's)
  • Begin and end cruises from the comfort of our Private Cruise Port; Al and Alma's Supper Club
  • Available land based meeting room for pre or post cruise
  • Available Optional Ports of Call
  • Soda and Coffee Service Throughout Cruise
  • Customizable Lunch or Dinner Buffet Service includes Entrée, Salad and Vegetable Selections
  • Customizable Passed Dessert Service
  • China Plates and Silverware Service
  • Complementary Lunch Cruise for Two aboard one of our Public Cruises

Signature (Most Popular)

    Pricing and Guest Minimums:

  • Express Yacht: Avanti (30 guests)
  • Lunch Menu (until 4pm) $47.95
  • Dinner Menu (available all day) $59.95
  • Includes Legacy Cruise Amenities
  • 3 Hour Private Cruise (additional ½ Hour Cruise Time)
  • Signature Boarding Appetizers
    (Choice of Two)
  • Admirals Party Snack Mix
  • Signature Guacamole Dip and Chips
  • Southwest Chicken Eggrolls with Chipotle Ranch Sauce
  • Fresh Cut Vegetables and Homemade Herb Dip
  • Al's Famous Slow Cooked Rib Teasers

Admiral (Best Value)

    Pricing and Guest Minimums:

  • Express Yacht: Avanti (30 guests)
  • Lunch Menu (until 4pm) $77.95
  • Dinner Menu (available all day) $89.95
  • Includes Legacy Cruise Amenities
  • Includes Signature Cruise Amenities
  • Additional Appetizer Selection (3 Total)
  • Admirals Full Bar Service throughout Cruise

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.

Bus Transportation

The vendors listed below are reputable Twin Cities transportation companies that frequently bring customers to and from our departure ports.


Download Resources

Download the Private Cruise Packages
Download the Event Contract
Download the Mound Port & Supper Club Map
Download the Excelsior, MN Port Map
Download the Port of Wayzata Map

  Overview of Our Fleet