For Immediate Release:
Feb 28th , 2021.
New Westminster, BC
Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours announces
that it is presently looking for new owners
of this thriving tourism business…
Fraser Riverboat Cruises & Charters – Business for sale
~ Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours Ltd. ~
Tourism Business for Sale
New Westminster, BC, Canada
Fully operational Riverboat Cruise & Charter Boat business on the mighty Fraser River in Beautiful British Columbia. In business for 31 years, this company schedules day cruises to Historic Fort Langley, the Ladner Wetlands, Pitt Lake Wilderness & Nature, harbour lunch & dinner cruises, popular weekend pub nights, and private & corporate charters & weddings. These are our primary destinations & activities, as well as being a film location, and classroom for BC Schools fieldtrips!
Our two vessels are the authentic 100-passenger Sternwheeler MV. Native, and our 40-passenger catamaran BetaStar. Both vessels are Certified by Transport Canada, and fully Licensed by BC Liquor Board with a fully equipped on-board food service kitchen. Our thriving Riverboat Cruise, Charter & Tourism business is for sale, a turn-key operation complete with qualified operating crew and management team in place. Business has no dept. Is the only sternwheeler operating on the Fraser River, no competition, and the current operating team will stay for the new owner, or work with a term contract to train new operators and crew. Captains need a 60-ton & 150-ton operating license to drive these boats.
This is a well-known BC Tourism business! Ready for new owners to walk in and run, adding their own touch and integrate with their existing business. Current Owners committed to work with the new owner via an optional term contract. Food & refreshment suppliers are all fully paid, no debt. The antique Ticket Office is included and still available at the Riverfront Plaza beside the moorings. Business to be sold as a going concern, so no GST applicable. All Company equipment is available upon negotiation – including a new Konica Office Printer, furniture & fittings.
31 years of cruising on the Fraser River, hosting tens of thousands of tourism & local passengers. Huge room for growth with more sailings and a return to full capacity. Featured & Themed Pub nights, and boat charters like private parties & weddings, are a thriving business, with organizations like film companies, Port of Vancouver & Surrey Fraser Docks often chartering the 100-passenger MV. Native to show business visitors around. It’s great Public Relations!
Interested buyers should contact:
Doug & Helga Leaney at 1-604-525-4465
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours
In 2021, celebrate our 32nd year anniversary with us!
“See BC from the Fraser River point of view”
In the spring of 1989, Doug and Helga Leaney started a long tradition of Fraser River cruises with their first commercial boat, the Inlet Cruiser.
We cruise the mighty Fraser from our dock in New Westminster and feature cruises up river to Fort Langley or down to the historic fishing village of Steveston at the river’s mouth.
We also can take you out into the breathtaking back-country wilderness of Pitt Lake, or out for a narrated lunch cruise, Sunset Dinner cruises or fun Friday-night “pub” dance parties on the Fraser River.
Company History (pdf)