The Queen of Lake Freeman

At 135 feet long and weighing in at 300 tons, the Madam Carroll is the largest registered boat in the state of Indiana. The vessel has an operational capacity of 500 guests and a license to party. She was launched on Lake Freeman in Monticello, Indiana in August of 1976. The Madam boat cruises seasonally on a regular schedule May through November and year-round for special events, providing live entertainment, dinner cruises, and private charters on one of the Midwest’s most unique and historical vessels.

The Luse Lounge

Live Music EVERY Friday 8 PM to Midnight

The Luse Lounge is the Madam Carroll’s new dockside “boat bar” operation aptly named in commemoration of Madam Carroll founder, Bill Luse Sr. and family. The lounge operates just like a normal bar, out of the Madam Carroll while she is dockside. LOUNGE HOURS: Wed – Thurs (4 – 10 PM) | Fri (4 – 12 AM)

Recently Added Top Selling Summer Cruises:


2020fri22may8:00 pm11:00 pmFeaturedBruce Barker | May 22nd, 2020The Piano Man Live on the Madam Carroll8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST Purchase Tickets Online

2020fri29may7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedDinner Cruise | May 29th, 2020Live Entertainment While You Dine!7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Purchase Tickets Online


2020sat27jun8:00 pm11:00 pmFeaturedThe Flying Toasters | June 27th, 20208:00 pm - 11:00 pm EST Purchase Tickets Online

A Letter from the New Owners

It is with great humility and a sense of honor that we have taken ownership of Indiana’s Largest Boat. Being local to the community, we fully understand the historical significance of The Madam Carroll and great responsibility that comes with operating such a profound vessel. We are looking forward to a wonderful second year in operation and lots of in store!

We would encourage fans of the Madam Carroll and residents of the Monticello area to submit their emails below so we can supply our patrons with timely news and updates as we prepare for the coming year.

Chris Peters & Chris Lehe

Chris Peters and Chris Lehe, owners of the Madam Carroll.
Chris Peters (left) and Chris Lehe (right), owners of the Madam Carroll.