Full catering, bar and entertainment services provided for parties of up to 200 guests.

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

All catering provided by our partner Atrium Restaurant of Bay City.

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.


Licensed capacity 129 • Recommended capacity 100

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

Princess Wenonah

Licensed capacity 216 • Recommended capacity 200

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

Upper deck accessed via stairwells houses entertainment area and restrooms

See Photos for views of the ship

Pre- and Post-Cruise Events

Need a gathering place before or after your cruise?

Private Charters


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. All catering is provided exclusively by contract with Bay City Boat Lines private service, a partnership with the Atrium Restaurant in downtown Bay City.

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 recommended capacity is up to 200 guests. 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. Party of less than 100 persons are scheduled on the Islander. Parties over 100 persons may be scheduled on the Princess Wenonah.


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

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Stein Haus and Atrium

Full-service bar and restaurant operating together with several distinct private and semi-private party areas for up to 150 people. Offering casual to elegant menus, and an extensive domestic, import and craft beer and fine wine selection. Located in beautiful downtown Bay City. Shuttle service available through AAA Transport & Limousine.

Scotty’s Sand Bar Banquet Hall

Large riverfront hall located at our Middlegrounds Dock with space for up to150 guests indoors, plus a future outdoor deck next to the boat boarding area.

Office (at Bay City Antiques Center)

1020 North Water St.

Bay City, MI 48708

Phone: 989-893-0251

Schedule Hotline: 989-891-BOAT


Main Dock Location - Middlegrounds

1201 Evergreen Drive

Bay City, MI 48706

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