Meet The Fleet

Helen M & Charlotte Lady

The Helen M and Charlotte Lady are twin sister tour boats used for King Fisher Fleet’s sightseeing cruises. They were custom built for King Fisher Fleet by Scarano Shipbuilding in Albany, New York at a boatyard on the Hudson River. Their maiden voyages were a doozy: their delivery from Albany to Punta Gorda, Florida was via the Atlantic intracoastal waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway. They were designed specifically for running excursions on Charlotte Harbor and the Peace River and their construction was overseen by the U.S. Coast Guard to ensure that they are safe, stable and suited for this service. Their hull and superstructure is aluminum and they are powered by two environmentally friendly and fuel efficient John Deere diesel engines which meet the latest EPA Tier Three emissions standards. These quiet, reliable engines are rated at 250 Hp each. Helen M entered service in August 2019. Charlotte Lady entered service in 2016. These stately vessels will be seen on Charlotte Harbor for many years to come.

  • Overall Length: 64 feet
  • Beam: 18 feet
  • Gross tonnage: 46
  • Draft Loaded: 4 feet
  • Passenger capacity: 140 per boat
  • Cruising speed: 9.5 knots

 

 

Enjoy this 3D tour of the Helen M!

Miss Elissa

Miss Elissa is the younger sister of our Charlotte Lady and Helen M tour boats and there is certainly a strong family resemblance though if you look close you’ll see that she is a catamaran boat. Like her older sisters Miss Elissa was built by Scarano Shipbuilding in Albany, New York. She started her career with a trip down the Hudson River, then waved at the Statue of Liberty as she left New York for the trip down the U.S. east coast and eventually across Florida via Lake Okeechobee to her home at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, FL. She was designed and built under the supervision of the U.S. Coast Guard to ensure that she is safe and suitable for service as a passenger vessel. Her structure and hull are aluminum and she is powered by a pair of quiet, clean and efficient John Deere engines which meet EPA Tier Three emissions standards. The engines are rated at 330 hp each.  Miss Elissa entered service in late 2023.

  • Overall Length: 55 feet
  • Beam: 18 feet
  • Gross tonnage: 31
  • Draft Loaded: 4 feet
  • Passenger capacity: 125
  • Cruising speed: 11 knots

Harbor Cat

The Harbor Cat is a Twin Vee catamaran equipped with twin Yamaha 200 Hp outboards. She comes equipped with a bathroom and comfortable seating. She is an ideal vessel for sightseeing in Charlotte Harbor and the Peace River and is available for custom private tours.

  • Overall Length: 29 feet
  • Beam: 9.5 feet
  • Draft Loaded: 2 feet
  • Passenger capacity: 6
  • Cruising speed: 30 knots