Events on the Water

Fresh air, an escape from the day-to-day, a private charter, and non-stop views. That’s our definition of the perfect event — and our promise to you. Impress your guests with the most exciting venue in the bay area. Pensacola Bay City Ferry offers outstanding service and breathtaking views for your private dinner, wedding, reunion, birthday, or any other celebration. Come on board and find out why every event is better on the water.

Private Charters

Impress your guests with the most exciting venue in the bay area. Pensacola Bay City Ferry offer outstanding service and breathtaking views for your private dinner, wedding, reunion, or birthday.

Wedding Categories

  • Ceremonies & Receptions

    Make your dream wedding exceptional with a stunning backdrop, fine dining, and a dedicated team of wedding professionals! With all-inclusive packages fit for any budget and style, we will help bring your vision to life.
  • Rehearsal Dinners

    Surround yourself with friends and family and kickoff your wedding celebrations on the water! Enjoy customized packages, chef-designed menus, distinctive hospitality, and breathtaking views for an unforgettable evening.
  • Wedding-Related Events

    Already planned your special day? Our venue is perfect for: Engagement Parties, Bridal Showers & Luncheons, Day After Brunches, & more! Celebrate your wedding events on the water & toast to your upcoming nuptials!

Social Event Categories

  • Birthdays

    Birthdays are worth celebrating! Whether it be an intimate dinner, a private event, or surprise party, celebrate your special day with Pensacola Bay City Ferry. Blow out your candles on the water and revel in picture-perfect backdrops.
  • Anniversaries

    Celebrate your love on the water! Enjoy breathtaking views, chef-designed menus, all-inclusive packages, and distinctive hospitality. We believe every anniversary should be amazing, but this one should be extra special.
  • Other Special Events

    Fun, customizable, and unforgettable. Pensacola Bay City Ferry makes planning your event a breeze! From church outings to retirement parties and fundraisers, bring your next celebration to the water and enjoy spectacular skyline views.

Corporate Categories

  • Employee Outings

    Escape the office and host your next company celebration or team outing on the water. You’ll enjoy a unique dining experience, all-inclusive packages, and spectacular views.
  • Client Entertainment

    Impress your clients with a unique experience on the water. With chef-designed menus, breathtaking views, and distinctive hospitality, Pensacola Bay City Ferry makes planning your event a breeze.
  • Meetings and Events

    Host your next meeting, tradeshow, or conference on a floating event venue, and let our team help customize a package specific to your needs.

Education Categories

  • Elementary & Middle School

    Plan an educational field trip and bring your classroom to the water. With awe-inspiring views, dining, dancing, and fun facts about the Pensacola, let us create an unforgettable experience for your students.
  • High School

    Elevate any event with a celebration on the water and revel in epic skyline views. From graduation ceremonies to proms & formals, our floating event venues help to create memories students will treasure forever.
  • University Events

    Whether for Greek life events, senior week celebrations, alumni happy hours, or faculty outings, you can’t be the incredible views from the water. Enjoy all-inclusive packages and full bar service.

Vessel Amenities

At-A-Glance

  • Each vessel accommodates up to 100 people
  • Covered rooftop view with seating
  • Climate controlled cabin
  • Restrooms on board
Private Options

  • Starting at $700 per hour, with a minimum of two hours
  • Cash or Host Bar Services Available on Request ($50-$100 set up fee)
  • Catering is optional at the charters discretion, and coordination
  • 120 sq ft dance floor with small area for DJ
  • Audio/visual equipment available
  • Deposit required to reserve date
Departure Locations

Pensacola (downtown)
750 S. Commendencia Street
Pensacola, FL 32502

Pensacola Beach – Quietwater
400 Quietwater Beach Boardwalk
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

Where to Meet

Pensacola (Downtown)

750 S. Commendencia Street
Pensacola, FL 32502

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Pensacola Beach – Quietwater

400 Quietwater Beach Broadwalk
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

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Let's start planning today!

Plan the perfect private event with City Cruises! Fill out the form to connect with our expert event planners.

Make your private event a dream come true. Our team will help you create your ideal luxury venue. We’re here to make your private event on the water an unforgettable experience.