Private Charter Information


Full catering, bar and entertainment services provided for parties of up to 150 passengers.

Hourly charter rates vary with vessel, length of charter, day of week and time of day.

In-house catering service

All beverages are purchased through Princess Wenonah or Islander.

List of recommended entertainers available upon request.

Charter may be scheduled upriver or downriver, see Routes page for more information.

We recommend Petit 4 Pastry for wedding cakes and GT Home Floral for fresh flowers.

Princess Wenonah

Minimum daytime 50 passengers • Minimum evening 100 passengers • Maximum 150 passengers

Lower deck (boarding level) accessed via a ramp houses bar and catering

Upper deck accessed via stairwells houses entertainment area and restrooms

Catering and bar service (additional fee) required when booking weekend evening events

See Photos for views of the ship


Recommended for up to 100 passengers

Upper deck (boarding level) accessed via a ramp houses entertainment or seating area

Lower deck accessed via stairwell houses bar, catering and restrooms

See Photos for views of the ship

Pre- and Post-Cruise Events

Need a gathering place before or after your cruise? Scotty's SandBar is immediately adjacent to our dock and features indoor space for 150, plus an outdoor deck and boat docking.

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Rates and Information


Hours Available:

We schedule private charters most afternoons and evenings. A minimum 2 hour charter is required for daytime and weekday evening events. Friday and Saturday evening charters are available with a minimum three hour reservation. Additional hours available at a discounted rate.

Afternoon charters are generally scheduled between the hours of noon and 4 p.m., and evening charters are generally scheduled between the hours of 6 and 10 p.m.

Event Types:

We regularly host weddings, receptions, class reunions, corporate parties, corporate presentations or programs and fundraisers. We reserve the right to limit the use of our vessels to charters deemed acceptable by management. Advance permission required for events planning to charge admission to chartered functions.

Catering, Beverage and Entertainment Services:

We are a licensed facility with soft drinks, beer, wine and mixed drinks available from our onboard bar. All bar supplies and bartenders are included in the drink price. Gratuity added to open bar tabs. We are licensed premise, and all beverages must be purchased and consumed on board. No beverages may leave the premises, nor may guests bring any food or beverage onboard the vessel.

Catering menus for onboard hors d'oeuvres, luncheon and dinner buffets available upon request.

Plenty of power is also available and live musical groups are welcome to perform for your function. Banquet tables are available for rent (the first six tables are provided at no charge). Seating is provided at no charge on boat decks. Additional charge for setup of tables (except for buffet line) for dinner seating.


The Princess Wenonah's  capacity is up to 150 guests, including  your entertainer, if any. The Islander's recommended capacity is up to 100 guests. We reserve the right to limit party size based on the function type, setup required and other factors.


Bay City offers many fine accommodations including downtown’s Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Comfort Inn,  Courtyard by Marriott and other properties along the Euclid Avenue and Wilder corridor such as AmericInn, Holiday Inn Express and Fairfield Inn. See for complete visitor information.

View Photos of Events aboard the

Princess Wenonah and Islander