Navark Cruises: the St. Lawrence River as a backdrop to your event
When people think of Montréal, they rarely think of “island culture.” But just as Manhattan is an island in the Hudson River, Montréal is a city located on an island situated in a river. (The St. Lawrence River to be specific.) As such, we inevitably have all the features of an urban destination that is surrounded by water: stunning bridges, handsome waterside walking trails, and plenty of boating. The river is a big part of our identity.
A river cruise has a nostalgic appeal. It’s an activity that harkens back to yesteryear — the pace is leisurely, and guests are able to breathe fresh air. It’s an event to remember.
Navark Cruises has been offering excursions on the St. Lawrence River for nearly two decades. While public cruises with Navark are popular with visitors to Montréal, event planners should be aware that outings on a private yacht — for groups up to 200 people — are available.
With departures from Montréal’s Old Port, groups can choose from such vessels as a motorized catamaran, a yacht to watch the summer fireworks festival or a dinner cruise that comes with a dance floor. Each of the ten boats is equipped for safety and comfort.
EVENTS ON THE WATER
Navark is accustomed to working with event professionals to create banquets, cocktail parties, conferences, product launches, staff training and other types of group events. Activities, such as a nautical rally or treasure hunt on the Saint Lawrence River, are tailored according to the needs of a group. The vessels are supplied with furniture, audiovisual equipment (including lighting), and a catering/bar service. Most importantly of all: the team partners with you to ensure that logistics run smoothly.
YOUR OWN PRIVATE ISLAND
One of the most attractive event options is sailing to a secluded island. During the warmer months of the year (June through October), Navark offers a turnkey package that includes river transport, event tents, basic décor elements and furniture. Less than 10 minutes from downtown, the island is a small oasis of greenery and tranquility. The city is the backdrop, and a sky full of stars as the light show. What could be more enchanting?