Happy spring! We have been closed since last November, and thought we would be open now, however the work goes on and we will now be closed through May. The restorations of our classic 73 year old boat the Carol M. is taking longer than anticipated, and while we would like to be available and out cruising, we know she will be beautiful when done.

Please keep us in mind for private cruising, fine-dining, and for an over the top Seattle experience. We are now taking reservations starting in June through summer and fall.

Thanks for your understanding, Mark Lanfear

Enchantress Cruises honors, recognizes and stands in solidarity with
all those who work on behalf of social justice. “BLM”

Welcome to Enchantress Cruises. We’ve been described as “elegant, sumptuous, romantic, relaxing, and unforgettable–one of Seattle’s premiere experiences.”The moment you step aboard the Carol M. you will be transported to another, earlier time. From a brief scenic outing, to our full gourmet dinner cruise, we provide a truly enchanting nautical experience. Most of our cruises originate on Lake Union–home of the famous “Sleepless in Seattle” house boat–then navigate the Montlake Cut out into Lake Washington. As you cruise along the lakeshore you will see some of Seattle’s most beautiful waterfront homes and properties.With our dinner cruise of four or more hours we anchor in one of the bays on Lake Washington. There, in the stillness of the water, we serve a delicious, relaxed dinner before resuming the cruise for home. Or if you prefer, book us to cruise west through the Ballard Locks and experience the salt air and stunning views of Puget Sound.Whichever adventure you choose, you will find it to be far more than a boat ride–we are in the business of creating memories!

All of our cruises are private.

  • We are licensed as a six-pack charter, and can take up to SIX GUESTS TOTAL.
  • We have a minimum time of 2 hours for a scenic cruise, with our most popular cruise being our 4 hour dinner cruise.
  • All cruises come with light hors d’ oeuvres, and a two person crew; a licensed Captain, and myself, owner, host, and chef.

I look forward to seeing you on the water,
Mark Lanfear