Perfect Summer Experience

Spirit of the Okanagan is Vernon, BC's only event charter & cruise boat, and the best place to unwind, dine and enjoy spectacular scenery on Lake Okanagan. Watch us in action in ResortTV's profile piece!

Great Food. Amazing People.

Meet Your Hosts


Meet Captain Dick and Chef Carole McLean! Since 2008, Carole and Dick have welcomed thousands of Okanagan residents, international travelers and Canadian tourists aboard the Spirit of the Okanagan. They are the perfect hosts - warm, welcoming and dedicated to ensuring you have a wonderful experience. 

Dine With Spirit


Surprised and delighted! That's how our guests describe the dinning experience aboard Spirit of the Okanagan. Chef Carole's bistro-inspired menu offers something for everyone - from casual afternoon eats, to a spectacular steak dinner on our weekend dinner cruise. The three-course dinner cruise offers delicious options for vegetarians and  poultry lovers. Chef Carole's homemade bread and spectacular gluten-free desserts are a highlight of the evening! 

The Heart of Hospitality


Our friendly and fun loving crew is dedicated to ensuring you come back again and again. Warm of welcome and quick with a smile, they are knowledgeable, skilled and efficient. All residents of the Okanagan, they share their love of the area with our guests. No matter what your desire while aboard, our crew will work hard to ensure you enjoy your time on the water and aboard the Spirit of the Okanagan.

Cruising May to October

Spirit of the Okanagan


This 42-foot cruising vessel offers the perfect sight-seeing experience. Spirit of the Okanagan was built locally by Wayne (Bones) Sealy and Trudi Clarke. Registered at 26.8 tons, she is built to Naval Architect and Coast Guard Standards for Passenger Vessels, standards far surpassing requirements for a similar vessel intended only for recreational use. All building and building materials were strictly regulated and inspected by Canada Coast Guard/DOT.

Stretch Out, Relax & Enjoy the Ride


Cruise Okanagan is one of the premier attractions in Vernon, BC and the only boat cruise and event charter on Lake Okanagan. It is a "must do" if you want to experience the majesty and splendor of the Okanagan. With a 32 passenger capacity, Cruise Okanagan welcomes tour groups, corporate parties and special events from May to October.The spacious upper deck offers spectacular 360-degree views, shade under the bimini, and open areas for sun worshipers. 


Beauty Abounds

Spirit of the Okanagan leisurely cruises Lake Okanagan, across Adventure Bay, past sites such as Sparkling Hills Resort,  Cameron Point, The Outback, Ellison Provincial Park, and Carrs Landing

Other viewing pleasures include the many majestic sailboats departing from the Vernon Yacht Club, as well as the spectacular architecture of the many lakefront homes. 

Our private charters allow you to design your own destination, stops and cruising speed. Event charters can choose a leisurely cruise past Ex Nihilo Vineyards and Grey Monk Estate Winery,


Our Awards

2007 & 2008

Small Business of the Year


Employer of the Year


Tourism Business Excellence

Stay Connected To Us!

Join our community and stay in the loop about special summer events, promotions, and holiday happenings.