Private Events

Think Outside the Ballroom

Looking to host an unforgettable private event in Portland?

Charter a boat for a unique event venue. Our yachts provide a fusion of ever-changing views from indoor and outdoor spaces, freshly prepared Northwest cuisine and exceptional service. Your dedicated event planner will arrange all of the details to make your event one of a kind. Great for corporate events, weddings, employee appreciation events, school functions, fundraisers, anniversary/birthday, bar/bat mitzvahs and other celebrations. With four vessels to choose from that accommodate a wide variety of party sizes, look no further for your perfect event venue!

Enjoy These Amenities with Your Private Cruise:

• Your choice of three yachts accommodating 20-340+ guests or a high-speed jetboat (see boat details below)
• 2-hour daytime cruise or 2 ½-hour evening cruise (additional time can be added)
• 15-30 minutes of boarding time (depending on the vessel) from Caruthers Landing in SE Portland, which includes complimentary parking, or Salmon Springs Dock in Downtown Portland
• Your choice of Pacific NW cuisine (buffet, plated or heavy hors d’oeuvres) and a full service bar
• An event planner, captain, cruise director, galley and service staff
• Boat wide sound system and microphone
• Tables, chairs, white linens, china, glassware and flatware

To book, please contact our friendly sales team at 503-224-3900, [email protected] or request a quote online.

Portland Spirit

Capacity: 499 | Plated Seating Capacity: 340
This yacht combines the classic nautical experience with a fine dining atmosphere. Two levels are fully enclosed and climate controlled, each with a sound system and full service bar. A built-in marble dance floor is available on the Columbia Deck and the top Starlight Deck is an open-air viewing deck.

Charter Fee: Starts at $3,000 (exact price depends on the season, day of the week and time of day). Food, beverage, service gratuity, tax and a $400 landing fee are additional.

Willamette Star

Capacity: 144 | Plated Seating Capacity: 102

Elegance and old world style are custom built into the Willamette Star with its warm cherrywood interior, gilded ceilings and brass accents. The Star has two enclosed and temperature controlled levels, a full service bar, granite buffet, two outdoor viewing decks and a PA sound system. The dining level has a built-in dance floor and a keyboard available.

Charter Fee: Starts at $2,000 (exact price depends on the season, day of the week and time of day). Food, beverage, service gratuity, tax and a $300 landing fee are additional.

Crystal Dolphin

Capacity: 120 | Plated Seating Capacity: 50

This sleek and luxurious vessel provides exclusive river cruising and is the perfect venue for an hors d’oeuvre reception or smaller group. The Crystal Dolphin features two fully enclosed and climate controlled levels, full service bar, outdoor viewing decks and sound system.

Charter Fee: Starts at $1,500 (exact price depends on the season, day of the week and time of day). Food, beverage, service gratuity, tax and a $300 landing fee are additional.

Explorer Jet

Explorer Jetboat

Capacity: 35 passengers

This exciting excursion vessel is a day-tripper’s delight. Equipped with padded bench seating, canopy, see-through side panels and a small restroom, this vessel offers a variety of routes along the Willamette and Columbia Rivers at speeds up to 45 miles per hour.

Charter Fee: $2,000+ tax (includes a 2-hour cruise and 15 minutes of boarding time)

Contact our friendly sales team at 503-224-3900 or [email protected].


“From formal to informal events nothing is spared to provide a fabulous, unforgettable experience.”

– Edith Smith, Intel Corporation

“We appreciate all the extra efforts and for providing the quality dinner cruise that has become synonymous with Portland Spirit.”

– Carole Breck, Ewe-Me & Co.

“From my first phone call, I felt we were in good hands.  Our cruise was a definite ‘hit’.  You will see us again in the not too distant future.”

– Carolyn Stewardson, Intel Corporation

“It was our dream to celebrate our wedding on the water and we are so happy we did.  With all the help from the staff it turned out to be an unforgettable day.”

– Wade and Sonja DeWitt

“Thank you very much for helping us plan a wonderful evening on the Willamette River. As newcomers in the Portland area we definitely were able to see Portland in its finest!  We will be sure to recommend your services to all that inquire and do hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the near future.”

– Tanya Lipsher, Bowne of Palo Alto

“My wife and I thank you very much for your company’s help with our 50th wedding anniversary dinner cruise. It was a super way of getting our friends together.”

– The Gundersons

“I wanted to take a moment and personally thank each of you for the wonderful cruise you provided our group. Everyone had plenty to eat, I stayed within my budget, and the food was delicious. I received a lot of praise and appreciation from our management team and the attendees for pulling together such a fun event. It was your expertise and attitudes, however, that made this event so easy and so much fun.”

– Vicki DeWolf, CH2M HILL

“The entire evening was spectacular. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the fine dinner, excellent accommodations and professional staff. It will leave lasting memories.”

– Grant A. Allen, The Southland Group