Event Cruises

What are Event Cruises?

Event Cruises are a private charter around Narragansett Bay for you and your guests. The ferry vessel Herbert C. Bonner offers spectacular views of Narragansett Bay.

Our 120 ft vessel the Herbert C. Bonner is a comfortable ride with many amenities. We can carry up to 147 passengers with ample lower deck space, indoor cabins, upper deck and bathrooms.

For all event cruises you will work with our event coordinator to help you plan your event to make the day perfect!

What type of events can you hold on an Event Cruise?

Any event can become a waterfront with an event cruise. Previously held events include:

  • Fundraisers
  • Weddings
  • Birthday Parties
  • Graduation Parties
  • Bridal Parties
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette events
  • Corporate Events
  • Sunset or Firework Viewings
  • Sight-seeing Cruises

Where do we board for our cruise and where do we go?

All cruises depart from historic Bristol Harbor, R.I, the dock is located at 147 Thames st Bristol RI 02809.

Cruises travel around upper Narragansett Bay, work with our event coordinator to plot a course past well known coastal landmarks including bridges and lighthouses.

When could we book a cruise?

Cruises are available June – September. Saturday sunset cruises are the most popular and these Saturday spots book quickly. We also offer a Sunday picnic cruise time. Weekday evening cruises also available upon request.

Saturday Sunset Cruise

7:00 to 10:00 PM
Watch the stunning sunset and dance the night away.



Sunday Picnic Cruise

12:00 to 2:00 PM
Spend a day on the water in comfort! Enjoy the beauty of Narragansett Bay and view popular Rhode Island landmarks from the water.


What amenities are available?

We have several amenitites available that can be added on to your event cruise to improve your guest’s experience.

Our custom horse trailer style cash bar can be added to any cruise and comes with a standard bar setup as well as some great local selections, all served by our fantastic bar tender. The cash bar is a free addition on cruises over 60 people, for cruises under 60 people a bar setup fee will be assessed. Work with our event coordinator and bartender to design a signature drink for your event.


For entertainment talk to us about adding a D.J and dance lighting. Have a live band you want to feature on your cruise? We are happy to assist with setup for live music as well.

For more fun we also offer an assortment of yard games including corn hole, giant Jenga and more.

Food catering

Add picnic tables for additional guest seating.

Our event coordinator is happy to work with customers to accommodate any special requests to make your event perfect.

How much does it cost?

Base cruise cost starts at $500 per hour.  Most added amenities are subject to additional fees. Contact us for the full menu of options and costs.

How do I book a cruise?

For more information on pricing and availability please contact our office.

Our staff is happy to help plan your event and answer any questions you may have.

Office Phone: 401-683-0430

Email: admin@pi-ferry.com

Bristol Location
147 Thames Street

Bristol, RI