- Cruises & Events
- Charters & Gifts
The 100 passenger paddlewheeler MV Native is the perfect venue for an unforgettable private charter. Whether the occasion is an anniversary, seminar or corporate event, cast and crew, wrap party, celebration of life, family reunion, staff Christmas party, graduation party, academic conference, fundraiser or a civic event, we’ve hosted them all with great success.
There is a three hour minimum for charters and the boat is fully staffed, but other than that, you set the agenda! You can select the itinerary, length of the cruise, direction, menus, should you wish to provide food for your guests, and all the other details. With a three hour minimum cruise we can take you up-river as far as the top end of Douglas Island or down the Main Channel of the Fraser as far as Tilbury Island. If you want to charter the boat for a longer voyage- that’s fine too! We can provide decoration if you wish, a DJ if you would like music or dancing, or narration if you would like to have some commentary on the sights we will be seeing on the river. You can also select the type of bar service available for your event ranging from a host bar to drink tickets for beer and wine, cash bar, bowls of punch (non alcoholic or regular punch) or juice, pop, coffee and tea.
We can even make arrangements to pick up or drop off guests at certain locations on the river where docks are available (please be advised that we would have to charge “dead time” for this service to cover getting the boat to or from locations without passengers aboard). With two decks, space for dancing or presentations, great views, experienced and helpful staff, we can make your event exactly what you want it to be!
Our location on the Fraser River is handy to the New Westminster Skytrain Station and immediately next to the spectacular Inn at the Quay Hotel and near to other high-quality hotels such as The Met, for the convenience of your out-of town guests.
Need more information? Want a PDF of our Charter Information Booklet?
Please fill out the form below or call our office at 604-525-4465 or Toll-free 1-877-825-1302 for all enquiries, or to schedule an appointment for a private viewing of the Paddlewheeler venue at your convenience.
"We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you and your team for hosting our 10 year award ceremonies on October 3, 2009. The entire day was probably one to the best events we have ever held. Your superb service, the entire crew and the venue were without a doubt a hit for all. We throughly enjoyed the cruise, the meal and the entertainment. We're looking forward to another trip in the near future. "
- Wallace & Carey Inc
"I have received nothing but kudos and praise from all of those who were on board. Your staff and crew deserve to be commended for the professional, courteous and friendly manner in which they carried out their duties. The food was simply superb. There were ample amounts of it and it was excellently prepared, the wine glasses were never empty and your servers were always attentive, cheerful and helpful."
- Mr. Justice David J. Brine, The Law Courts
We are a family-owned company operating our flagship paddlewheeler, the 100-passenger M.V. Native. We feature cruises on the Fraser River, up river to Fort Langley or down to the historic fishing village of Steveston.
We also can take you out into the breathtaking back-country wilderness of Pitt Lake, or out for a narrated lunch cruise, Sunset Dinner cruises or fun Friday-night "pub" dance parties on the Fraser River.