Specialty Cruises and Charter Events
The Prairie Lily is Ready to be Your Special or Corporate Event Host!
We welcome bookings of 25-118 people to enjoy a private cruise on the South Saskatchewan River through downtown Saskatoon. Anything from an anniversary or birthday party, to a reunion, to staff function and corporate events, the layout of the Prairie Lily permits various sized groups the opportunity to have an event designed to fit your size and need.
Please visit our Charter and Custom Events page for more details.
Cruisin' to Shakespeare
Enjoy a cruise and a "Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan" performance and receive $10 off your combined ticket price! These special tickets are ONLY available through The Prairie Lily. These tickets must be purchased at least one day in advance. Walk up tickets are not available.
Join The Prairie Lily on our 4:00 cruise Tuesday through Sunday and follow it up with the evening Main Stage performance. Shakespeare is offering two plays in the 2019 season as part of this package, A Comedy of Errors and As You Like It. Pick the play, pick the day and save $10 on your ticket. There are additional discounts for packages on Sundays. Please visit Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan for information on performances.
You will be welcomed on The Prairie Lily for boarding at 3:30 and departure at 4:00. We'll return to the dock by 5:00. From there we recommend dinner at one of Saskatoon's many fine restaurants, and we encourage you to stop by the Shakespeare box office to pick up your seat assignment for the performance. Be back from dinner in plenty of time to find your seat and enjoy performance that will start at 7:30 pm.
Sailing with a Sommelier - Tasting Cruises
What's the perfect way to spend a summer evening in Saskatoon? Start with the tranquility of our beautiful South Saskatchewan River. Add The Prairie Lily Riverboat. Top it off with feature tastings of some of the finer things in life – Bourbons, Wines, Canapes or Scotch. We welcome back the Sommeliers from our partner vendor, Co-op Wine Spirits Beer who bring their tasting room to the Prairie Lily on select evenings in July and August 2019. Our cruises sell out quickly so purchase your tickets early! These cruises board at 6:45, depart at 7:00 and return at 8:30. We will be announcing our 2019 offerings in the spring of 2019. (Please note, all tasting cruises are for guests 19 year old and over only.)
Canada Day Fireworks Cruises - SOLD OUT
We are happy to announce we will be hosting the Canada Day Fireworks on July 1! This is one of our most in-demand and exclusive cruises. We board at 8:45 pm for a 9:00 pm departure. We'll take you for a casual sunset tour of the South Saskatchewan through Saskatoon while enjoying some appetizers along with the view. We'll get the ship positioned in plenty of time to secure the best view for you when the show starts at about 10:40 pm. After the show is done and the site clear, we'll head back to the dock. Best part? Better parking than anyone else! Tickets are $80 each. All ages are welcome.
Nutrien Fireworks Festival Cruises - SOLD OUT
The night skies in Saskatoon brighten on Labour Day weekend with the Nutrien Fireworks Festival! Fireworks start at 9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday of the long weekend. We have a special evening sailing on Saturday, August 31, 2019, to share the view from the river. Boarding is at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm departure from our dock. The evening starts with a casual cruise and some appetizers on the upper deck to settle you in and show you our beautiful river valley (and get us to the south side of the "hot zone" before the river is closed to traffic). Next is a lovely dinner in our main dining cabins. After dinner the ship moves into position south of the Festival Site so you can enjoy the atmosphere of the Festival from the centre of the river. You'll have a front row seat to enjoy a professional fireworks show set to music, and enhanced by a glass of complimentary sparkling wine. The whole event is an evening unto itself, lasting 3.5-4 hours. Tickets $130 per person. All guests must be 19 years old and over.
2019 Specialty Cruise Schedule
Cruisin' to Shakespeare
- Sailing 4:00 pm | Boarding at 3:30 pm (Jul - Aug)
Sailing with a Sommelier
- June 21: Sparkles and Solstice - Sailing 7:00 pm | Boarding at 6:45 pm
- July 3: Guess the Expensive Wine - Sailing 7:00 pm | Boarding at 6:45 pm
- July 10: Bubbles and Canapés I - Sailing 6:30 pm | Boarding at 6:15 pm
- July 17: European Experience - Sailing 7:00 pm | Boarding at 6:45 pm
- July 31: Exceptional Scotches - Sailing 7:00 pm | Boarding at 6:45 pm
- August 14: West Coast Wines - Sailing 7:00 pm | Boarding at 6:45 pm
- August 21: Bubbles and Canapés II - Sailing 6:30 pm | Boarding at 6:15 pm
- August 28: Sailors' Rum Run - Sailing 7:00 pm | Boarding at 6:45 pm
Canada Day Fireworks Cruise
- Sailing 9:00 pm | Boarding at 8:45 pm (Jul 1)
Nutrien Fireworks Festival
- Sailing 6:45 pm | Boarding at 6:30 pm
Specialty cruises are all restricted to not more than 60 guests, with a maximum upper deck capacity of 52 persons.