The Ship: The Prairie Lily
The Prairie Lily
The Prairie Lily is a 119 passenger riverboat plying the South Saskatchewan River within the City of Saskatoon
With 700 square feet on the main, interior deck and another 700 on the canopy covered second level, the Lily is equipped with a bar, heating and air conditioning, two washrooms and a serving galley.
The forward gangway can be used (although it rarely is) to load or unload passengers from the front. The wheelhouse (pilot house) is located on the upper deck giving the Captain the best view possible to navigate the river.
The Captain’s Lounge sits to the rear of the Main Deck of the Prairie Lily and seats up to 30 people. The forward Saskatoon Lounge on the Main Deck can also seat up to 30 people. Combined, 52 seated guests are welcome to enjoy a cruise. Please note, dinner is not served on the upper deck.
The upper deck of the Prairie Lily has a canopy and open seating. We can welcome up to 52 passengers “up top”. Our Stewards will make arrangements for guests in the main dining cabins to head upstairs and enjoy the weather and fresh air after dinner.
The Lily is driven by two propellers powered by two environmentally rated Marine diesel engines, and has a separate 25,000 watt diesel power generator. She is registered at 107.5 gross tons, is over 64 feet long with a 20-foot beam and draws just 3 feet of water. Her cruising speed is about 5 knots, and she is equipped with GPS, Sonar, Marine VHF Radio and hydraulic steering.
Prairie River Cruises Ltd. Launched The Prairie Lily in Spring 2012
Since then, we have been warmly welcomed by the community and embraced as one of the “must-dos” in Saskatoon – either as a resident or a guest. The Prairie Lily was built in 1989 in La Crosse, Wisconsin and moved by truck to Laughlin, Nevada where she served as a sightseeing, dinner, and wedding charter ship on the Colorado River, operating as the Fiesta Queen. She was purchased by Prairie River Cruises and moved to Saskatoon in 2012.