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Holiday Light Cruise



Book a Light Cruise for this Holiday Season!

Join us this holiday season for our Holiday Light Cruises, benefitting Seafair!  These light cruises will take you along the shores of Lake Union and Lake Washington.  A live DJ will be aboard for the party playing your favorite hits. Snacks and hot beverages will be available for purchase. Want to stay warm and cozy? Reserve  our VIP heated Igloos for your private party (6 people limit each)

Groups, Private Events and Corporate Parties are still available, please contact us for more information.

Your support of Seafair makes it possible for:

  • All to come together to celebrate on the 4th of July with the thunder of the fireworks over Lake Union

  • A local high school band to perform on the biggest stage of the year through the streets of downtown Seattle at the Torchlight Parade

  • A family to be introduced to and experience the food and cultural traditions at the Pista sa Nayon Filipino Festival

  • A seven-year old’s curiosity to be ignited by the roar of the Blue Angels to serve their country and become a pilot


Thank You to our Community Partners for making this holiday experience possible!


Holiday Cruise FAQ

  • What is the history of Trek Ferry?
    The TREK Ferry has a rich history dating back to 1971, when it was built by Blount Marine in Rhode Island and named the "Mt Marcy." It was later purchased by the State of Alaska and renamed the "Bob Ellis" in 1987. After being privately purchased by Captain Dave Maeser in 2013, the ferry was transformed into a private event venue, primarily cruising the waters of Lake Union and Lake Washington. In 2021, the ferry changed hands again and was purchased by Luke Groen and Sean Eggelston, who introduced floating concerts, larger production events and the next-level experience to the TREK. Today, the TREK Ferry is a highly sought-after event space and is primarily stationed at the Hyatt Regency on Lake Washington. It offers a memorable and unique setting for corporate events, private gatherings, and floating concerts. The new ticketed cruises and dock-side events will allow even more people to experience the TREK Ferry, making it an excellent opportunity to explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
  • How big is the Ferry?
    102' long x 42' wide offering over 3,000sqft of open usable space, weighing in at about 85 tons.
  • How many people can TREK Ferry accommodate?
    The TREK currently has the capacity to host up to 100 GUESTS.
  • How much is your deposit to book an event?
    A 50% deposit is required upon booking to secure your date. The remaining balance is due within 7 days of your event.
  • Can I bring on outside food and drink onto Trek Ferry?
    Guests are allowed to bring their own food and beverages to Trek Ferry, provided they have obtained the necessary permits and permission from the management. It is important to note that a corkage fee of $1,000 will be charged for the first 2 hours if you wish to bring alcohol, and an additional fee of $500 per hour will be charged for subsequent hours. Certain Restrictions Apply! ​ If you require further information or recommendations for catering services, please do not hesitate to contact us at
  • Can I book the TREK for Seafair?
    The TREK has very limited availability during Seafair. Price minimums start at $40k.
  • What is your smoking policy onboard?
    Smoking is strictly prohibited on board the TREK Ferry, except for tobacco products in vapes/pens. Please note that consumption of marijuana is strictly prohibited as the TREK Ferry is a federally regulated boat, and it is governed by Federal Law.
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