Sternwheelers

The next venue to consider would be our elegant sternwheeler boat, the majestic William D. Evans, a tribute to early America’s most elegant mode of transportation. With three hand crafted wooden masts at her bow, a twelve-ton paddlewheel at her stern and stretching over 100 feet in length, she is an incredible sight to behold. This Victorian styled paddle wheeler has a wonderful feeling of nostalgic elegance and maintains an air of 19th century grace with mahogany hand carved wood with period brass and ironworks. Vintage décor includes ornamental pressed tin ceilings, delicately etched glass, red velvet curtains and winding staircases leading to all levels. On the first level, the “Boiler room Bar is twenty feet of shining copper and brass complete with lights that glimmer on and off. The second level-dining salon has an exquisite skylight crafted from over 50,000 pieces of European stained glass. Offering panoramic views that stretch across each level, your guests will enjoy fresh ocean breezes and view scenic Mission Bay during their cruise. As one strolls the promenade on the third level, you will see the hills surrounding the bay come magically alive at night with their evening twinkling lights.  By night the William D. Evans becomes the jewel of the bay with total illumination from stem to stern. Interior lighting makes the stained glass ceiling glow while orange colored fire within the smokestacks flicker.

Rooms Sq.Ft. Capacity
Bahia Belle 2,000 80-100
William D. Evans 3,800 200-500