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Vancouver Cruises Summer Party Cruise

Vancouver Cruises is a charter boat company based in False Creek. It hosts dinner events and party cruises on the Abitibi and Queen of Diamonds.

You can rent a yacht and its crew from Vancouver Cruises for your own private event, or you can simply book tickets for one of the company’s public excursions.



An upcoming event with Vancouver Cruises is the Catching Waves Yacht Party on September 1st. It takes place in the evening on the Abitibi and features music with Ketafere, Orchiid Juice, BLZBO, Partytek, Cazok, Tyhy, Braddick, and Krylk.

Vancouver Cruises also has a Colombian-themed Latin boat party event on August 26th and a Halloween Cruise on October 27th.

To learn more about these events, see the vancouvercruises.com website.


Vancouver Cruises Summer Party Cruise


Vancouver Cruises

If you’re looking for a way to sail along the Vancouver coastline in style, Vancouver Cruises is a good option to consider. The company offers both chartered experiences and ticketed parties.

Vancouver Cruises operates two large boats that can be rented for private events. People host graduation celebrations, corporate events and even weddings on board. There are also ticketed events that are open to the public. Most involve tasty food and a nightclub-like atmosphere of music and dancing. There are also outdoor decks so everyone can enjoy the fresh air and waterfront views of the city’s skyline.

Continue reading below for more information about the two boats and a list of events happening in 2023.


Vancouver Cruises Party in False Creek


Vancouver Cruises Fleet Information

Vancouver Cruises has a couple of different boats. One is the Abitibi and the other is the Queen of Diamonds.

Both vessels depart from Dock B of the Pacific Boulevard Marina located near 760 Pacific Boulevard in the False Creek region of Vancouver. The docks are close to the Harbour Event & Convention Centre which is sort of between BC Place Stadium and Science World.


M.V. Queen of Diamonds

The M.V. Queen of Diamonds is a nice vessel that can carry up to 400 guests. It features two indoor decks, each equipped with its own licensed bar. The bottom level is usually where you’ll find a band or DJ playing music. The Queen of Diamonds also boasts a large sun deck with unobstructed views.

As of the last time we checked (in June 2023), renting the Queen of Diamonds during the day cost $1,926 per hour. The hourly rate increases to $2,194 for sailings after 5:00 pm. All trips must be at least three hours long. Renting the vessel on Saturday evenings costs $2,515 per hour with a four-hour minimum.


M.V. Abitibi

The M.V. Abitibi is a comfortable, yet more rustic vessel with a capacity of 370 guests. It’s a cool, classic-looking ship. The indoor area features a large dance floor with a sky light and sound system. There’s also an outdoor deck above. The Abitibi includes a private room for up to 30 guests as well.

As of the last time we checked, rentals cost $1,846 per hour before 5:00 pm. The evening hourly rate was $1,953. A three-hour minimum applied to both. On Saturday nights the Abitibi costs $2,247 per hour for events that are at least four hours long.


The Abitibi in False Creek
M.V. Abitibi


Cruise Events

Vancouver Cruises hosts the following events in 2023. Exact details, however, are subject to change.

Several Latin-themed events also run from May until September most years. Cruises in 2023 are listed below.

  • Carnaval 1 – June 10th, 2023
  • Colombian 1 – June 17th, 2023
  • Black & White 1 – June 24th, 2023
  • Brazilian White Boat Party – June 30th, 2023
  • Cuban Latin Boat Cruise – July 8th, 2023
  • White & Blue 1 – July 15th, 2023
  • Carnaval 2 – August 5th, 2023
  • Blanco 2 – August 12th, 2023
  • Black & White 2 – August 19th, 2023
  • Colombian 2 – August 26th, 2023
  • White & Blue 2 – September 9th, 2023
  • Final Latin Cruise – September 16th, 2023


Watching Fireworks from a Ship


Other Information

For more information about the company and its events, visit the Vancouver Cruises website.

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