Private Cruises on Lake Erie

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 — Corporate happy hour 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 happily customizes any package, event details, or menu selection.

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


    Click here to see past Victorian Princess Weddings in our Wedding Photo Gallery!


    Click here to see the vendors that will be on our Brides on the Bay Cruise!

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  • Bringing your convention to Erie?  Give your guests the best view of exquisite Lake Erie sunsets. We transform any ordinary business function into an unforgettable event.  

    • Brunch packages
    • Lunch and dinner packages
    • Happy hour packages
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  • 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 through high school).  

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  • Life’s monumental events deserve an unforgettable location to take the place -Victorian Princess!

    • Anniversaries
    • Family reunions
    • Class reunions
    • Birthdays
    • Retirements
    • Rehearsal dinners
    • Showers
    • Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
    • Graduation parties
    • Church groups
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  • 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.

  • Chevron down Prom or Homecoming
  • Looking for a picturesque background for your homecoming or prom pictures? Why not come aboard the Victorian Princess before your homecoming or prom for dinner and amazing photo opportunities.



  • Chevron down 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

Private Event Options

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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.

To request pricing and other information about private tours, please fill out the form below.

  • Date of anticipated event