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Jim, Kris and family were busy running Wood’ys grill and bar, a popular casual dining restaurant concept with multiple locations but the opportunity to acquire Sacramento’s original excursion boat was too good to pass up.

Having grown up in the Northwest, the family enjoyed many memorable experiences cruising the American and Canadian San Juan Islands. Boating is in their blood. The River City Queen was a natural extension of combining food and beverage experience with a love of the water. This synergy has helped make the “Queen” Sacramento’s Premier charter boat experience.

More than a half million passengers have boarded the River City Queen in Historic Old Sacramento, treating passengers to the scenic natural beauty and history of the Sacramento River. The Sacramento River is a jewel in the crown of a beautiful city.

Rich in history and quietly beautiful, the Sacramento River covers 382 miles, from Mount Shasta to San Francisco Bay. As the River dances through Sacramento, the lights of the city reflect on her waters, the birds fly overhead, and hundreds of species of fish swim within.

This intimate USCG Certified vessel seats sixty guests for gourmet meals and social events, full bar service, and dancing under the stars, accompanied by an exceptional and professional staff.

We are proud to continue the lineage and spirit of the “Queen”. We look forward to hosting you, your loved ones, old friends and guests. Welcome Aboard.