Docked along the South Saskatchewan river is a Saskatoon staple, which set sail in 20-degree weather on Saturday afternoon.
The Saskatoon tour boat, Prairie Lily had 80 people for it’s 2 p.m. sailing, management expected 1000 passengers over the May long weekend.
“It is so cool to watch our guests faces when they see things or hear things on the ship,” said owner of the Prairie Lily, Joan Steckhan.
The Steckhan’s had 20,000 passengers last season and expect to beat that number this summer.
“It’s already been really popular with early purchasers,” Joan Steckhan said.
The Steckhan’s have owned the boat for the last six summers.
“We saw there was a market for something like this because of the population growth,” said co-owner of the Prairie Lily, Mike Steckhan.
“Even if it’s a cool day, people enjoy it because we have climate controlled cabins.”