Like with all things Margaritaville, the boats are anything but subtle. One is bright yellow and branded with LandShark (Buffett’s beer brand) logos. The boat has eight specialty Margaritaville Margaritas, signature boat drinks, a cash bar with LandShark Lager, shrimp, BBQ sliders and a full nacho bar. It runs every Saturday and costs $80 plus tax and gratuity. The other has an idyllic beach scene painted on the side and caters to the calmer, perhaps older, Buffett fans by offering wine samples and appetizer pairings. It runs on Sundays for $70.
Lake Lanier is far from the beaches on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Located just north of Atlanta, it’s far from just about everything that Buffett sings about. But true parrotheads never let a little something like distance get in the way of their Margaritaville vibes.