The grand tradition of Mississippi riverboats comes to life on Mission Bay aboard Bahia Belle Cruises. Our ships, the Bahia Belle and the William D. Evans, were built to mimic an 1860s-era riverboat, down to the very last detail.
A "Turn of the Century" Mississippi-style sternwheeler that offers boat cruises on the waters of Mission Bay from it's sister property, The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. The Bahia Belle features live music including swingin' blues and DJ's spinning great dance music for everyone to enjoy with stops at both the Bahia and the Catamaran. Enjoy the perfect cocktail and dance the night away as you cruise on Mission Bay aboard one of San Diego's most treasured landmarks.
Passengers can enjoy the Tangier Bar's locally famous Bahia Mojito before boarding the Belle and can disembark at the Catamaran to enjoy entertainment at Moray's and then re-board for more fun on the bay. Guests staying at either the Bahia Resort Hotel or the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa may enjoy complimentary cruises around Mission Bay, aboard the Bahia Belle. Non-hotel guests may buy tickets at the Catamaran Resort's dock as they board for $10 for adults and $3 for children 12 years old and under.
Fall/Winter/Spring Boat Cruise Schedule
The Bahia Belle cruises Friday and Saturday evenings only during January, February, March, April, May, September, October and November. No cruises during December.
Summer Boat Cruise Schedule
The Bahia Belle cruises Wednesday through Saturday evenings in June. July and August it cruises 7 days a week.
William D. Evans
Primarily used for private events and banquets, the 19th century, the 100-foot-long William D. Evans was launched in 1986 as a loving tribute to that era's most elegant mode of transportation. Equipped to handle 600 guests, she provides all the modern amenities while still maintaining an air of 19th century elegance. Seating up to 160 diners on each interior deck, the William D. Evans sets an elegant table with fine linens, crystal stemware, china settings and silver flatware to impress any gathering.
From the three hand-crafted wooden masts at her bow, to the twelve ton paddle-wheel at her stern, she recalls in smallest detail a colorful period of American history typified by graceful living. Skimming the blue-green waters of Mission Bay, the William D. Evans presents a magical setting in which to stage a truly memorable event. Everywhere are signs of countless hours patiently spent attending to the smallest details. Asian ironwood parquet floors, custom-woven wool carpets, hand-carved mahogany doors, and delicately etched glass.
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