Elizabeth Rose W.
“Fantastic Boat AND Wine Tour”
“I booked the pontoon boat tour and Berne, our guide and Captain, was excellent. He explained all of the points of interest around the lake and details about the magnificent homes we saw. We had such a great time that I booked a wine tour with Cheers the next day! Lou was our guide and she was truly amazing and so helpful explaining the nuances of tasting wine. Thank you Berne, Lou (and Reign for the help in coordinating) and Cheers for making our Kelowna visit so fantastic! We definitely hope to be back soon!”
Sit back and take in some of the Okanagan’s most fantastic views and points of interest on a relaxing 2, 3, or 4-hour cruise aboard The Sunliner, a luxurious 22-foot Harris® pontoon boat.
Getting warm? Jump in the lake and cool off in one of the many secluded bays and alcoves along the shore, or if you’re really adventurous, the middle of the lake!
If cruising in the midday heat isn’t your style, consider booking a sunset cruise and enjoying the picturesque valley at dusk.
3-hour Cruise from $139 per person
Enjoy views to the south of Kelowna as you pass under the William R. Bennett Bridge and venture towards Peachland. Take in views of Kettle Valley, Mount Boucherie, and Pincushion Mountain.
4-hour Cruise from $179 per person
The day is yours to command! Cruise to the north and south or explore and find a cove for swimming and fun. Remember, pack a picnic to enjoy on your day out.
“The Sunset Cruise on the Pontoon Boat with Captain Berne was Absolutely Delightful!”
“Learning local history, taking in awe-inspiring views mixed with joy and laughter, (and a little wine) was the crowning glory to a magical day and made our bachelorette so fantastic! Thank you Captain Berne!”
What to Bring:
- Swimwear & Towel
- A hat, Sunnies & Sunscreen
- Flippy floppies
- A camera or other memory capturing device
- Small cooler with ice
- Picnic & snacks
- Water activities such as floaties & noodles
Custom durations and split tours available.
If your group has more than 9 guests please call our office at 250-717-8452 and the reservations team will be happy to assist you.
To comply with licensing regulations, all sunset cruises must return to the marina before dark.
*Guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic beverages in a small cooler. Wine bottles are permitted (remember the corkscrew!) all other forms of glass, specifically wine glasses, are not welcome.
For everyone’s safety and comfort, the quantity of alcohol permitted onboard is at the discretion of the captain.
**All sailings depart and return from the Kelowna Yacht Club. Please meet your captain at the white gate.
If you’d prefer pick-up from a different dock, or transportation to and/or from your accommodations to the Kelowna Yacht Club, please contact our reservations team at [email protected] or 250-717-8452.
Boat charters are subject to cancellation due to extremely poor weather conditions (winds in excess of 20 KM and/or signs of lightning), in which a full refund will be returned. Simple rain or wind under 20 KM isn’t considered extreme, tours are rain or shine. In the event we must shorten a tour in operation due to foul weather, we prorate the time unused onboard and provide appropriate refunds where applicable.
CAPTAIN BERNE WATTERS – Contractor and Captain of his Harris® Sunliner
Originally from Chilliwack, BC, Captain Berne is a retired principal after 30 years in education. Totally embracing the Okanagan lifestyle, he enjoys being a ski instructor at Big White Ski Resort during the winter months along with being a wine tour guide and tour boat operator in the summer. Happily married to his sweetheart of 43 years, he has three grandchildren whom he is proud of.
Captain Berne has been boating, sailing, and windsurfing for over four decades. From windsurfing the Columbia Gorge to skippering ocean-going racing yachts on Vancouver Island, to sailboats on Harrison Lake and Okanagan Lake, Berne is an experienced captain. Eventually he turned to power boating and enjoys the pleasure of touring Okanagan Lake with many satisfied clients.