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Tasting and Specialty Cruises


Sailing with a Sommelier - Tasting Cruises

What is the perfect way to spend a summer evening?  In Saskatoon, start with the tranquility of our beautiful South Saskatchewan River.  Add being on the river, on board The Prairie Lily Riverboat.  Top it off with feature tastings of some of the finer things in life – Bourbons, Wines, Canapes, Cocktails or Scotch.

We are pleased to be partnering this summer with Co-op Wine Spirits Beer.  Our city has been introduced to their Tasting Room.  Now they bring it to The Prairie Lily.  Join us for some feature tastings while cruising on the river this summer!

Please note, all tasting cruises for guests 19 year old and over only. To book, go the the Calendar at the bottom of the page.

Cocktail Tasting, July 29 - Take an evening to enjoy inspired cocktails with Sommelier Matthew Lapointe from Co-op Wine Spirits and Beer.  Learn about classic and modern cocktails that are both refreshing and fun. We will be tasting cocktails that are highlighted with fresh ingredients, local inspiration and refreshing flavors perfect for a summer cruise on the beautiful Saskatchewan River.  Tickets are $50 per person

Wines of Italy, August 9 SOLD OUT! Co-op Wine Spirit Beer’s Sommelier and Procurement Manager, Dawn Wreford will just be returning from Italy and ripe to share her tasting experience with you!  Italian wines are among her favourite and she will be bringing some samples to demonstrate where that passion comes from!  Tickets are $50 per person

Scotch Tasting, August 23 -  Sommelier Matthew Lapointe returns for a fun and educational Scotch cruise.  Scotch is the definitive single malt whisky and there are many different styles to experience. Tonight we will be tasting 4 different single malts from different geographical regions in Scotland highlighting the different styles available.  Tickets are $60 per person

SOLD OUT! Canada Day Fireworks, July 1, 2017 SOLD OUT!

Canada Day is a special celebration!  We work to make it even more special with a unique cruise on The Prairie Lily.  We leave the dock at 9:00 and head off for a pleasant cruise.  Then we bring out the appetizers and our guests enjoy them and the views on the upper deck.  Our crew quietly winds us up to the perfect viewing location just north of Diefenbaker park and drops anchor.  Now we're ready - and waiting for the show.  About 10:40, the sky lights up!  With our location and vantage points on the ship, everyone gets a great show.  Once the show is wrapped up, our crew pull the anchor and we night steam back to the dock.  This is truly 2.5 hours of the most pleasant evening of the summer!

SOLD OUT! PotashCorp Fireworks Festival - Labour Day Weekend, September 2, 2017, SOLD OUT!

Labour Day weekend is lit up by the PotashCorp Fireworks Festival!  A fireworks extravaganza brightens Saskatoon's sky.  The fireworks start at 9:30 the Friday and Saturday of the long weekend.  We have a special evening sailing on Saturday, September 2, 2017, to share the view from the river.  We start with a casual cruise to settle you in (and get to the south side of the "hot zone" prior to the river being closed to traffic), serve a three course dinner, and then move into position south of the Festival Site in time to position you for a front row seat to enjoy a professional show set to music.  The whole event is an evening unto itself, lasting 3-4 hours.  The extra benefit?  Better parking!

PLEASE NOTE:  Prairie River Cruises offers these exceptional cruises and does so with the general confidence we are able to fulfill our promised event.   There are some general circumstances we cannot control and cannot be held responsible for, up to and including the cancellation or discontinuation of the main events by their organizers.  In addition to general sailing and weather conditions, in the case of the July 1 show, water levels and conditions may affect how close the ship can get.

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