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Tasting and Fireworks 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, 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. (Please note, all tasting cruises are for guests 19 year old and over only.)  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.

Canada Day Fireworks, July 1, 2019 - Bookings available late 2018

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.

The evening starts with an 8:45 boarding time and departure at 9:00.  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 about 10:40.  Once the show is done and the site clear, we'll head back to the dock.  Best part? Better parking than anyone else!  Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased below.

Nutrien Fireworks Festival - Labour Day Weekend, August 31, 2019 - Bookings available late 2018

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, Augsut 31, 2019, to share the view from the river.  We start with a casual cruise to settle you in and show you our beautiful river valley (and get to the south side of the "hot zone" prior to the river being closed to traffic).  Then, we serve a three course dinner with a freshly barbecued entree.  From there, the ship moves into position south of the Festival Site.  Before the show starts, you can enjoy the atmosphere of the Festival from the centre of the river.  Once the show starts, you have a front row seat to enjoy a professional show set to music enhanced by a glass of complimentary sparkling wine.  The whole event is an evening unto itself, lasting 3.5-4 hours.  The extra benefit?  Better parking!  Tickets $125 per person.  All guests must be 19 years old and over.

PLEASE NOTE:  Prairie River Cruises offers exceptional fireworks 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.  In the case of the organizers cancelling the evening show, they expect to host it the following evening, again, weather permitting.  If you have August 31 Fireworks Tickets, please expect to keep September 1, 2019 available.  If you cannot join the second evening, we will refund your ticket and look to resell it.

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