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Meet Mark

Hi there — A little about me and why I started Enchantress Cruises.

With a background in art, and a penchant for creating space, I got involved in the food arts in the late seventies, and eventually opened a fine dining destination restaurant in eastern Washington called the “John Horan House Restaurant”. Set in a turn of the century Victorian with almost two acres of gardens to stroll, and ahead of its time, the farm to table concept thrived as we developed relationships with growers, farmers, and anglers alike. The Horan House rose to and stayed as one of the top 100 best restaurants in Washington State until selling it and moving to the Seattle area in 1990.

In 2009, after years of home-life, raising kids, and pursuing a wide variety of interests, my art included, I felt ready to start a new business. What I knew best was how to entertain, cook and create space; and since what I wanted to do was geared towards preparing food for smaller intimate groups, and creating wonderful environments, the idea of a boat business was born. The boat charter helps to subsidize these small group food experiences, something that would otherwise be unaffordable. While capitalizing on the most incredible locations, and always surrounded with water, we offer not only this incredible boat and water experience, but fine dining at its best.

I truly believe we all possess gifts, things that when shared with others help make our world a little better. Mine is creating space and experience, something I have been doing since I was a little boy. So regardless, if it is a two hour scenic cruise or a multi hour full meal cruise my goal is the same. To help you embrace the moments, slow down, relax, and enjoy life.

We can truly say: “We offer more than a boat ride, we create memories!”

Mark Lanfear