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Vancouver Boat Parties offers night club-style events and cruises on yachts at New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, Canada Day, Halloween and other occasions.

The company also usually hosts cruises on Valentine’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Victoria Day, during the East Indian festival of Diwali and at other times of the year too.

 


UPCOMING BOAT PARTIES

Upcoming boat parties at night include the Canada Day Yacht Party on the Magic Charm yacht and the Canada Day Boat Party on the Burrard Queen on July 1st in 2022. There is also the Vancouver Latin Boat Party on the Burrard Queen on the same day in the afternoon.

The first of the above trips departs from Coal Harbour near the Westin Bayshore Hotel. The second and third depart from False Creek near the Plaza of Nations. All three of the above events happen on Canada Day.

In addition to the July 1st events, Vancouver Boat Parties also has cruises during the Honda Celebration of Lights fireworks festival later in the month. There is the Vancouver Fireworks Boat Party 2022 on Saturday, July 23rd. There is also the Fireworks Boat Party Vancouver on Wednesday, July 27th. Both of these trips are on the Burrard Queen which departs from False Creek.


 

Vancouver Boat Parties 2022 Canada Day Cruises

 


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Canada Day Boat Parties | Summer Fireworks Boat Parties | Halloween Nightclubs on the Water | Diwali Boat Parties | Christmas Party Cruise | New Year’s Eve Cruises | Valentine’s Day Yacht Party | St. Patrick’s Day Party Cruise | Cinco De Mayo Cruise | Victoria Day Weekend Cruise | Tips and Advice | Other Information


 

Night Club Cruises with Vancouver Boat Parties

Party boats are great ways to experience Vancouver’s nightlife while enjoying the city’s spectacular views. They typically depart in the evening from either Coal Harbour or False Creek in downtown Vancouver. The boats then cruise around the coastline of the city for a few hours and return by around midnight or shortly after.

On the vessels passengers enjoy DJ music, dancing and the Vancouver skyline at night.

Vancouver Boat Parties is a company that offers special cruise events at different times of the year. Their trips involve some of Vancouver’s top DJs and the city’s largest and fanciest yachts. On board, guests can purchase snacks, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. They can also experience some of the region’s most exciting nightlife and amazing views.

 

Lions Gate and Boat Party Cruise
Cruising under the Lions Gate Bridge

 

Vancouver Boat Parties Events

Floating night club-style events with Vancouver Boat Parties include cruises at New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, Canada Day, Halloween and Diwali Fest (the last of which happens in October or November).

Descriptions of some of the company’s events are provided below.

Note: Most of the cruises are adults-only events for ages 19+, although occasionally there are family-friendly voyages too.

 


To book a cruise, check out the Vancouver Boat Parties website or call 778-829-5245 or 1-888-450-3991.


 

Canada Day Boat Parties

 

Canada Day Boat Parties


 

One of the Lower Mainland’s most popular things to do on July 1st each year is watching the fireworks blast off from in front of Canada Place in Burrard Inlet. And one of the best places to watch the Canada Day Fireworks displays is from the water on a yacht, like the one that Vancouver Boat Parties hosts its Canada Day Boat Party on.

The fireworks cruise on Canada Day in 2019 was on the 128-foot Queen of Diamonds which holds up to 400 guests. In 2020 the event was set to take place on Wednesday, July 1st. It got cancelled though, and no cruises took place in 2021 either.

Canada Day cruises are happening in 2022. That being said, the traditional fireworks part of the city’s celebrations has been cancelled. There are family-friendly Canada Day celebrations near Canada Place and the Vancouver Convention Centre in 2022. There just won’t be any fireworks.

The dress code on the Canada Day Boat Party in 2019 was “all white”. Tickets started at $50 and they quickly sold out. Departing from False Creek not far from Science World at 7:30 pm that year, the party vessel went out into English Bay, around Stanley Park, under the Lions Gate Bridge and into Burrard Inlet for the fireworks. The yacht then returned back the same way to False Creek and re-docked shortly before midnight.

In 2022 there are three boat parties on July 1st. One is the Canada Day Boat Party on the Burrard Queen which is a 2-level party boat that departs from docks in False Creek not far from BC Place Stadium. Another is the Canada Day Yacht Party on the Magic Charm yacht which is a 2-level yacht that departs from the docks by the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Coal Harbour.

In addition to the above two events, there is also the Vancouver Latin Boat Party which takes place on the Burrard Queen in the afternoon until early evening on July 1st in 2022.

 

Canada Day Latin Boat Party

 

Summer Fireworks Boat Parties


 

The Honda Celebration of Light is a world-famous fireworks competition that takes place in English Bay on three different nights leading up to the BC Day Long Weekend each year. There are a number of Top Places to See the Fireworks. One of the best, however, is from a boat out on the water!

On Saturday, July 23rd, there is the Vancouver Fireworks Boat Party 2022 on the Burrard Queen. On the same boat a few days later, there is the Fireworks Boat Party Vancouver on Wednesday, July 27th. Both of these events offer nightclub-like party settings. They also offer some of the absolute best views of the Vancouver skyline and fireworks that you can imagine!

To learn more about these and other events, see the Vancouver Boat Parties website.

 

Halloween Nightclubs on the Water


 

At Halloween in 2021 there were two party cruises. One was on Friday, October 29th, and the other was on Saturday, October 30th. They were both 4 or 4.5 hour-long events, with a total of 3 hours or so out cruising the waters.

The two cruises launched from False Creek at 750 and 760 Pacific Boulevard. These were the Freaky Friday and Lost In Sea boat parties. They both started at 8:00 pm and took place on the Burrard Queen which has three decks.

Below are further details about the two different types of Halloween boat party excursions for last year.

(Note: Exact times and other details were subject to change. See the official Vancouver Boat Parties website for the most exact and up-to-date information.)

 

Freaky Friday Halloween Boat Party

This cruise appropriately took place on Friday, October 29th, from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am. It was held on the Burrard Queen.

The tickets started at around $40, although as of the end of September the cheapest available tickets were around $62. The most expensive were about $95. There were no VIP passes on this cruise.

To learn more about this event click Freaky Friday Halloween Boat Party.

 

Lost In Sea Boat Party

This cruise also took place on the Burrard Queen, on Saturday, October 30th, from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am. In terms of the venue and timing it was basically the same as the Freaky Friday party, but with slightly different theming.

One thing that was a little different was the price, as the cheapest tickets started at a little over $50. The most expensive, again, were around $95. There were no VIP passes for this cruise either.

To learn more about this event click Lost in Sea Halloween Boat Party.

 

Lost in Sea Halloween Boat Party

 

Diwali Boat Parties


 

Diwali is an East Indian holiday. To celebrate, Vancouver Boat Parties offer a couple of cruises most years. In 2021 there was the Diwali Fusion Family Boat Party. It ran from 3:00 until 7:00 pm on November 6th. On the same day, but at night, there was the Diwali Fusion Indian Boat Party.

Both cruises took place on the Queen of Burrard in 2021, and both departed from docks in False Creek. Both cruises also featured dancing to Bollywood and other kinds of Indian music.

 

Diwali Fusion Boat Party

This event was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. However, it returned on Saturday, November 6th, in 2021.

Diwali is an East Indian festival that’s celebrated in either October or November. To celebrate, Diwali Fest is a Lower Mainland festival with a series of events taking place each year at venues in Vancouver and Surrey. Although not officially part of Diwali Fest, the Diwali Fusion Boat Party was a floating night club-style event on the Burrard Queen.

The party boat left at 8:30 pm and returned three hours later, so at 11:30 pm. There was Bhangra, Bollywood, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and other East Indian and South Asian dance music to enjoy. There was also Hip Hop and Rhythm & Blues. In 2021 the music was provided by DJ ASB.

Tickets for the Diwali Fusion Boat Party in 2021 cost between about $40 and $85 (including taxes and fees) depending on how far in advance you reserved your spot and the type of ticket you purchased. All guests were at least 19 years old. The dress code for the event was “Indian Traditional” (which was highly encouraged) or “Clubbing Attire”.

For more information about the event, click Diwali Fusion Indian Boat Party.

 

Diwali Family Cruise

 

Diwali Fusion Family Boat Cruise

The Diwali Family Cruise sailed from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Saturday, November 6th, in 2021.

Similar to the boat party described above, this event also took place on the Burrard Queen with East and South Asian music provided by DJ ASB. However, this cruise happened in the afternoon. It was a family-friendly way to celebrate Diwali. There were wonderful daytime views of the city that folks enjoyed from the outdoor deck. In addition, a professional photographer was on board to take photos of families and friends.

Admission costs varied between $40 and $85, depending on when tickets were purchased and how many tickets were bought at once. Light food from Vancouver Hyderabadi Kitchen was included with each ticket, which was a nice bonus. Traditional attire was encouraged but not enforced.

To learn more about the event, click Diwali Fusion Family Boat Cruise.

 

The Abitibi in False Creek
The Abitibi in False Creek

 

Christmas Party Cruise


 

Vancouver Boat Parties ran a Christmas-themed cruise a couple weeks before Christmas in 2021. The Christmas Booze Cruise took place from 8:00 pm until 12:00 am on Saturday, December 18th.

The holiday boat party featured a night club atmosphere, premium bar, an outdoor viewing deck and two DJs playing a variety of music from throwbacks to club hits and more. Food was available for purchase and Santa Claus was also onboard for photos. Actual time spent sailing the water was about three hours.

The Burrard Queen departed from 760 Pacific Boulevard and all guests were encouraged to wear ugly sweaters (but it wasn’t mandatory).

Everyone had to be 19 years of age or older to attend. Proof of vaccination and ID were required.

For more information about the cruise, visit the Vancouver Boat Parties website.

 

Burrard Queen in False Creek
The Burrard Queen (on the right)

 

New Year’s Eve Cruises


 

One of the most memorable ways to celebrate the arrival of the New Year is on a New Year’s Eve party cruise.

Vancouver Boat Parties was going to offer three events to conclude 2021 and ring in the New Year. Two of the trips were only for those ages 19 and above, and one was family-friendly and where children were welcome. The NYE cruises typically all sell out well in advance. In 2021, however, all of the events were cancelled because of COVID-19.

(Note: In 2021 there weren’t any fireworks in Vancouver because of the pandemic. Also, exact times and other cruise details vary each year. See the official Vancouver Boat Parties website for the most up-to-date details.)

 

Boat Party on the Burrard Queen
Inside the Burrard Queen

 

New Year’s Eve Boat Party Vancouver 2022

The New Year’s Eve Boat Party was going to take place on December 31st, 2021, on the Burrard Queen. Folks ages 19 and above were going to be able to party on board for about four hours.

Had it not been cancelled, the party would have begun at 9:30 pm and ran until 1:30 am. The boat would have sailed for about three hours and been docked for a half-hour before and a half-hour after. Food was to be available for purchase and the dress code was “dress to impress”.

For more details click NYE Boat Party Vancouver 2022.

 

New Year's Eve Midnight Madness Boat Party

 

New Year’s Eve Midnight Madness Dinner Cruise

Until it got cancelled, the New Year’s Eve Midnight Madness Dinner Cruise was going to happen on December 31st from about 8:30 pm until 1:00 am on the Magic Spirit. The 3-level luxury yacht can hold up to 385 people, but capacity for this event was set at only around 120 guests.

Unlike the other two cruises, this one was going to be a family-friendly event. Children could attend with their parents. Everyone ages 12 and older, however, would have needed to provide proof of receiving both vaccinations. Also different from the other December 31st cruises, this one was going to be a dinner event, not a night club-style party boat. Included with admission was to be a full Italian buffet dinner!

With the dinner cruise, people were going to be able to sit at tables with just members of their own group. Tables were set up for parties of 2, 4, 6 or 8 people.

A photographer and a premium bar were going to be onboard. There would have been music, but no dancing. In years when this event does happen, the outdoor viewing deck allows everyone to take in the stunning scenes of the city and water. Tickets for the December 31st event in 2021 were going to start at $75 but range up to about $151.

For more information about this cruise, visit the Vancouver Boat Parties website.

 

Vancouver New Year’s Eve Boat Party 2022

The New Year’s Eve Boat Party was going to take place on December 31st, 2021, on the Queen of Diamonds. The 4-hour event was going to feature dance music. Until it got cancelled, DJ Two Slick and DJ Ignite were going to play a mix of Top 40, R&B, Hip Hop, Throwback and Reggaeton.

The boat was going to depart at around 9:30 pm and not return until 12:30 am. However, boarding was going to begin about an hour early and everyone had to be off the boat by 1:30 am. Included with the cost of admission in 2021 was going to be a light buffet dinner and party favours. Tickets started at $35 and could cost up to about $151.

For details and tickets click Vancouver NYE Boat Party 2022.

 

Queen of Diamonds Harbour Cruise Boat
The Queen of Diamonds

 

Valentine’s Day Yacht Party


 

A Valentine’s Day Yacht Party took place on the Saturday of February 12th in 2022. It featured DJs playing a mix of top hits Throwback, Hip Hop and other music.

This boat party happened on the Burrard Queen. The vessel has a heated inner deck and an upper open-air deck. The trip departed from False Creek and went out into English Bay, under the Lions Gate Bridge and into Burrard Inlet before returning to False Creek about three hours later.

In 2022, because of COVID-19, vaccine passports were required as were masks when not eating or drinking. Also, as per government health orders, this was a sit-down event.

To learn more about this event click Valentine’s Day Yacht Party 2022.

 

Burrard Queen Upper Deck in False Creek
Outer Deck on the Burrard Queen

 

St. Patrick’s Day Party Cruise


 

This event was cancelled in 2021 due to the pandemic but it returned on March 19th in 2022!

The Saint Patrick’s Day Boat Party was an Irish-themed cruise and dance party on the party vessel The Queen of Diamonds in 2022. Regular admission cost around $150. The event is very popular and sells out most years.

On board there are usually plenty of green decorations, a complimentary buffet, Irish-themed drinks and happy party-goers dressed in green and dancing to tunes played by DJs on one of the boat’s dance floors. For more information click St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Boat Party.

 

St. Patrick's Day Boat Party

 

Cinco De Mayo Cruise


 

In some years Vancouver Boat Parties hosts a special Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Boat Party. The cruise usually takes place on the Saturday just before or after Cinco de Mayo, which is a Mexican holiday on May 5th each year. The event isn’t happening in 2022, but it might again in 2023.

When it does take place, the party begins at around 9:00 pm at 760 Pacific Boulevard. The cruise itself though runs from 10:00 pm until 1:00 am. The floating party features lots of dancing and a variety of music ranging from Latin Tropical and Reggaeton tracks to Hip Hop and Top 40 hits. Two DJs are on board, in addition to a premium bar serving alcoholic beverages and snacks.

Similar to other events hosted by Vancouver Boat Parties, this cruise is for adults only, so for people ages 19 and above.

 

Victoria Day Weekend Cruise


 

Vancouver Boat Parties hosts an event out on the water on the Victoria Day Long Weekend in 2022.

Taking place on Saturday, May 21st is the Victoria Day Weekend Boat Party. The event is held on the Burrard Queen from 8:00 pm until midnight. It includes a 3-hour cruise with stunning views of the Vancouver skyline. There are also dance floors and DJs providing a fun selection of music throughout the night. The event is for adults only because there is a premium bar and a night club-like atmosphere onboard.

The Victoria Day Weekend Boat Party has a dress code of all white. Although you don’t have to follow the dress code, it’s highly recommended.

To learn more about the cruise or to book your tickets now, click Victoria Day Weekend Boat Party.

 


VANCOUVER BOAT PARTIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA

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Tips and Advice

Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your boat party experience.

 

What to Wear Suggestions

TIP #1: If it’s a costume-themed event, wear a costume. Whether it be for Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day or Canada Day (when the dress code is sometimes “white”), dress up! You’ll have more fun!

TIP #2: Wear comfortable footwear (for the dancing) and warm clothing (as it can get cold up on the outer deck). Also, don’t forget to take everything with you (both getting on and off the boat). Again, once the boat departs, it’s gone! There is no going back to the car to get something until it’s all over!

 

Things to Consider Before You Go

TIP #3: Give yourself lots of time to get to the docks well before departure. If you get stuck in traffic or get delayed finding parking, you’ll be out of luck. Once the boat leaves the dock it’s gone!

TIP #4: Buy your tickets as early as possible. You’ll save money by paying the early-bird prices, plus you’ll avoid disappointment if the cruise sells out (which they often do). Don’t forget though that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

TIP #5: Plan in advance how to get home after the party. Take a cab or public transit, or convince a friend to be the designated driver.

 

On the Burrard Queen Party Boat
Upper Deck Seating on the Burrard Queen

 

Other Things to Keep in Mind

TIP #6: Unless you have paid extra for a table in advance, or plan to stand up and dance the whole time, go early to get a table or a chair. It will mean standing in line for a bit extra before boarding time, but the earlier you go the better your chances of claiming a spot to sit at with your friends.

TIP #7: Invite your friends and go as a group. Boat cruises can be wonderfully romantic for couples wanting time alone on dates. They can also be especially fun though with a pile of friends.

TIP #8: Night club-style events with Vancouver Boat Parties are for adults only (ages 19+). Valid picture ID is required, so don’t forget to take some.

TIP #9: Check-in and boarding usually take place an hour or so before departure. The music and dancing start near the beginning, so go early to maximize your fun.

TIP #10: Vancouver Boat Parties does private parties too. If you are celebrating a birthday, bachelorette or corporate event, or attending one of their regular events with a big group, give them a call at 778-829-5245. Extra perks and discounts are sometimes available.

 

Vancouver Nighttime Skyline
View of Vancouver from Burrard Inlet

 

Other Information

See the official Vancouver Boat Parties website for more information about the company and its cruises.

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