The Ship: The Prairie Lily

The Ship:
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 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 Main Deck of the Prairie Lily has two seating areas. The Captain’s Lounge sits to the rear of the Main Deck of the Prairie Lily and seats up to 32 people. The forward Saskatoon Lounge on the Main Deck can also seat up to 32 people. Combined, the Lily can accommodate 64 seated guests on each cruise.

The upper deck of the Prairie Lily has a canopy and open seating. We can welcome up to 52 passengers “up top.” Guests who have rented the main cabin are welcome to head upstairs and enjoy the weather and fresh air when capacity permits.


The Lily is driven by two propellers powered by two John Deere Marine diesel engines, and has a separate 25,000 watt diesel power generator. The engines and generator were installed new in the spring of 2015, ensuring the ship is ready to run, meeting the highest environmental standards available, for many years in the future. She is registered at 107.5 gross tons, is over 64 feet long with a 20-foot beam and draws just under 4 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.

Please read our COVID-19 Protocols

We are committed to the comfort and safety of our passengers and require that you know and understand our safety protocols. Please follow them while onboard.

On July 11, 2021, the Province of Saskatchewan will be lifting COVID restrictions. We will continue to provide a safe and clean environment for our passengers and crew.


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We are overwhelmed with thanks to those booking cruises with us!

We are sold out for Sunday, July 18 but there is Sightseeing availability again on Wednesday, July 21 on our 2:00 and 4:00 sailings.  Please note - weekday cruises are usually less busy than on the weekends.

We have a NEW 9 Mile Beer and Sausage Pairing Cruise this year!  Join us on August 5 or 26.  Read about it here!  There are also some seats on our August 18 Scotch Tasting.  Our other tasting cruises are sold out.

Dinner cruises are very popular this year!  With so many interested in getting out in our beautiful city and enjoying the river, we have sold out for the season.

Thank you for joining us!


The Prairie Lily is a
proud member of the

Passenger and Commercial Vessel Association (PCVA).


Phone: 1-306-955-5459
Toll Free: 1-888-747-7572

All prices are in $CAD and subject to GST.
Cruises with meals are also subject to PST.

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