Menu Options

Food Choices

Our Executive Chef Jim Pohl, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, looks forward to working with you planning a delicious menu. With advance notice he can try to accommodate dietary restrictions.

Plated and Served (up to 64 people)

A dinner would typically be a homemade soup, salad and entrée. Click on the link to read descriptions of various entrees we offer on our dinner cruises. We can offer up to five entrée choices.  Another option is to ask the chef to cost out a customized menu of your choosing. Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, at additional cost, can be served before dinner, both stationary and passed.  Please see our list of appetizers below.

Buffet Style

There isn’t time for a sit-down plated service meal during two hour cruises.   We offer a buffet with one carbohydrate, one vegetable, two proteins, salad, fresh fruit, baguettes and butter, and dessert plus coffee, decaf or tea. If you would like a carving station for one of the proteins, that option can be priced out, depending on the protein you choose. Click here to view our buffet lunch menu.

Grazing Style

Perhaps you prefer or your numbers dictate a “grazing” format (more than 64 headcount), with elegant hors d’oeuvres, both passed and stationary, utilizing open upper deck and the dining room.  In this scenario private and exclusive use of the Durant would cost $650 per hour plus appetizers with a minimum of $2500 for up to 75 people, which includes private charter rate, appetizers, tax & gratuity.

Cold Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Cold display to include sliced seasonal fruits with assorted cheeses and crackers
  • Vegetable crudité with herbal dip
  • Smoked salmon w/ dill horseradish sauce
  • Sliced salami with pecorino cheese
  • Tortilla chips with black bean dip or house salsa
  • Bruschetta, an Italian salsa served with crostini and Romano cheese
  • Marinated mushroom caps
  • Peel-n-eat shrimp with sauce
  • Guacamole with pita triangles
  • Hummus with pita triangles
  • Ginger-honey-soy glazed barbecued salmon skewers
  • Seared sesame crusted tuna over citrus & jalapeño salsa, wasabi aioli, avocado, soy reduction on a marinated cucumber slice
  • Caprese Bites (Mozzarella, tomato, fresh basil, reduced balsamic)
Hot Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Beef satay with Oriental dipping sauce
  • Swedish meatballs in a rich brown sauce
  • Bacon-wrapped sea scallops
  • Mushroom caps with your choice stuffing (seafood, sausage, vegetarian)
  • Baked brie soaked in Kahlua with crackers
  • Beef Sliders

Choose any 6 from both the cold and hot hors d’oeuvres selections, $16.95 ++ Choose any 3 from both hot and cold for $10.95 pp ++ Optional, at additional cost

  • Peeled and deveined  U-12 shrimp with sauce (market price)
  • Beef tenderloin at a carving station with rolls & horseradish sauce (market price)
  • Lollipop Lamb Chops (market price)
  • Glazed bacon
Wedding Cake

You should make your own arrangements for a traditional wedding cake. Donna can give you the names of local bakers in the area or you can contract with your own baker or maybe a friend wants to make your cake as a wedding gift.


Bar Options

(Raquette Lake Navigation is fully insured.) There are five options. Beverage Manager Rachel Pohl will advise you on various bar options after she has interviewed you to find out your preferences. You may not bring your own liquor, wine, beer, water or soft drinks.

Premium Open Bar
  • Pouring the wines and liquor (well, call & premium) we carry + our beers
  • $10.95 for the first hour and $9.95 for each additional hour per person for every guest age 21 and older, plus 8% tax and 20% service charge.
  • Non-alcoholic options options consist of iced tea, lemonade, soda, juice, NA beer, bottled water and any of our NA frozen drinks.
  • $15 per person under age 21 for the whole hour charter , plus tax and service charge.
Classic Open Bar
  • Pouring well liquor, 2 red wines & 2 white wines + domestic beer we carry
  • You may choose the 2 reds and 2 whites from a list beverage manager can give you upon request
  • $8.95 for the first hour and $7.95 for each additional hour per person for every guest age 21 and older, plus tax and service charge.
  • NA options consist of NA beer, iced tea, lemonade, soda, juice and bottled water.
  • $15 per person under age 21 for the whole hour charter plus tax and service charge.
Modified Open Bar
  • $7.95 for the first hour and $6.95 for each additional hour per person for every guest age 21 and older, plus tax and service charge.
  • The hosts pay for wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages , The modified open bar limits selection to two red wines, 2 white wines, the beer we have in stock and NA options are limited to NA beer, iced tea, lemonade, soda, juice and bottled water.
  • Mixed drinks are available on a cash basis.
  • $15 per person under age 21 for the whole charter plus tax and service charge
Private Tally Bar

Sometimes the host will request a private tally bar where the bartender keeps a private tally of drinks as they’re ordered, whether spirits, wine, beer or NA. number of tokens, say 2 or 3, are given to each guest to redeem at the bar for any drink, any price. The bartender keeps a private tally of the drinks ordered with the tokens. After the tokens are spent, drinks are on a cash basis. The bartender adds up the private tally at the end of the cruise and figures in tax and gratuity.  Bar prices on the Durant as follows:  well spirits $5; call $6; premium $7. Martini, Manhattan $8; Specialty drinks $7-8; Wine $6-7/glass.  Beer $3-5, both cans and bottles.

Cash Bar

Self explanatory