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Delightful & Delicious!
Seatings at Noon and 2:30 pm
Reservations Required & Hats Encouraged!

Enjoy a quick pick-me-up, or a gentle unwinding on the historic M/V LOTUS.
Gather family & friends. Take a break. Relax, revitalize, and celebrate each other!

This is a public event by reservation.  Second Sunday most seasons.

If you would like a Private Tea Party –  read about event option #1 – Celebrations!

  • Spring  & Summer Teas  begin in May with a special Mother’s Day Tea on May 14, 2023 and continue  every Second Sunday through August.
  • Autumn Teas  are held on the Second Sunday in September and October.  
  • Winter Holiday Teas –  Full  2023  – Thank you for your interest. We are booked up.
  • 12th Night” Tea – Tentatively Jan 6, 2024  This Winter we hope to hold a daytime Winter Tea on a SATURDAY. We will post more information during the month of December.  Stay tuned!
  • More About Sunday Tea Any Time of Year  We serve  tea upstairs on the covered Boat Deck,  or if the weather makes that uncomfortable – in our cozy Pilot House, downstairs in the Saloon, or in the Master Stateroom.
  • Attire: casual or dressy as you prefer. We suggest that you bring a wrap or sweater. in the spring & summer.  And, a warm coat or outdoor  layers  in the fall & winter.  And a Hat!   We love hats! Utilitarian or Fancy, Fun, or Frivolous, Modern or Historic – Hats are encouraged!

Enjoy your tea table for 90 minutes. It will feel like you have lingered the afternoon away


Savory & Sweets: includes a bottomless pot of tea.  We serve  delicious savory small plates or tea sandwiches and soup, followed by a variety of sweets, such as tea breads, small cakes and cookies, chocolates, fruits and nuts.

Adults:  $55.00 per person;

Tween Tea: $45.00 for ages 8-12

Wee Tea: $22.00 per child under 7 years.

Sweets Only: $37.00 per person (NOT Avail on Mother’s Day): includes a bottomless pot of tea.  We serve a variety of sweets such as tea breads, scones or crumpets, small cakes, a slice of pie,  cookies, chocolates, and seasonal fruits and nuts.

Some gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan items may be available upon request.

Please ask the steward when you make your reservation.

We cannot, however, guarantee against food allergens.

Simple Tea:  $15.00 per person includes a “picnic cup” of hot tea and a sampler of tea biscuits.  Available during regular weekend Open House tours (no reservation needed), though may not be available during Sunday Tea.

Holiday Winter Tea: Savory & Sweets: $55.00 per person, includes a bottomless pot of tea. We will serve delicious Grilled English cheddar cheese sandwiches on sourdough toast with red pepper soup, followed by a variety of sweets, such as apple crumble, lemon cookies, raspberry tarts, pinwheels, small cakes, chocolates, fruits and nuts – and tiramisu to follow! You can add a small glass of seasonal botanical beer from Propolis Brewery, or a glass of wine from Eaglemont Winery for $7.00.

Add a refreshing glass of a cold beverage for $7.00:

  • Bubbly: pink or white
  • Pear cider non alcholol
  • Seasonal juices

Add small pot of coffee at $7.00 additional.Adult

Donation amounts listed below, include the PayPal/Credit Card Convenience Fee.

Tea Donation Options
Name of Donor Table
Question for Steward?

Reservations for “Spending the night Aboard in 1909” or planning your perfect Celebration Aboard…

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Updated Nov 1, 2023