Private Tours

Looking to host an event to maximize your business, kick off summer, or celebrate one of life’s biggest moments? An event aboard the Victorian Princess isn’t just an event, it’s an experience! An experience that is completely customizable — Happy Hour Corporate functions? An intimate gathering of family and friends? Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on this unbelievable opportunity to experience a unique experience on Erie’s bayfront.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to your Private Event. Call us today and let’s start planning your next big moment!


The Victorian Princess will happily customize any package, event details or menu selection.

  • Weddings
  • Say “I Do” with a picturesque background of a beautiful Lake Erie Sunset.   The Victorian Princess offers a variety of Wedding options from a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner to the Wedding itself.  


  • Corporate Event
  • Bringing your Convention to Erie?  Give your guests the best view of exquisite Lake Erie Sunsets. We will transform any ordinary business function into an unforgettable event.  

    • Brunch Packages
    • Lunch and Dinner Packages
    • Happy Hour Packages
  • Field Trips
  • Get out of the classroom and aboard the Victorian Princess.  School field trips are meant to be fun, yet educational, experiences for students and teachers alike.  Learn about The Battle of Lake Erie, Eriez Native Americans, Erie Extension Canal, Forts, Settlers, Fishing and Numerous facts about Presque Isle and Lake Erie.  This cruise offers potential for varying ages (elementary up thru high school).  

  • Group Cruises (social events)
  • Life’s monumental events deserve an unforgettable location to take the place -Victorian Princess!

    • Anniversaries
    • Family Reunions
    • Class Reunions
    • Birthdays
    • Retirements
    • Rehearsal Dinner
    • Showers
    • Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
    • Graduation Parties
    • Church Groups
  • Tour Groups
  • If you are taking a tour through Erie, Pennsylvania you need to take a cruise on the Victorian Princess. It is one of the few authentic paddle boats still in operation in the entire country.  Let us show you the magic of Lake Erie with a cruise in the Presque Isle Bay.  This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy our Historic Lunch Cruise.

  • Prom or Homecoming
  • Looking for picturesque background for your homecoming or prom pictures why not come aboard the Victorian Princess before your homecoming or prom for dinner and photo opportunities.



  • Kid Summer Fun Packages
  • Looking for something fun to do during the summer with your summer campers, youth group, boy/girl scouts or sports team come aboard the Victorian Princess and set sail for a fun time!  Let our host entertain your kids with games, dancing and singing!

    • Just a cruise
    • Cruise and lunch
    • Cruise, lunch and host
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Buffet options ranging from lower priced lunches to coursed dinners

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Light or heavy appetizers

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4 beverage packages

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Live music choices

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Open to 50-120 passengers

Semi-Private Options

Not looking to rent the whole boat, but have a large group of people that want to celebrate?  Our Semi-Private rentals are the perfect option for you.  Semi Private options include:

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Rental for up to 50 guests

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The choice of the public cruise buffet or separate menu items

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Private bar and/or drink packages

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Private 2nd deck


Open availability on all public cruises

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Perfect for birthdays, rehearsal dinners, etc.

What else we offer


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Summer camps, church groups, girl/boy scouts troops, etc.

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Church groups, tour groups, or any large group of history buffs

Contact Form

  • Date of anticipated event

1 State Street, Erie, PA