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Cruise Back in Time: Experience the Charm of a 1960s Yacht

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Launched in 1965 from the Burger Ship works in Wisconsin, the Estrella del Mar had a far way to travel to its first home; Newport Beach, California. The journey brought the yacht over 5500 miles of ocean, rivers, lakes, and canals just to make it to its first official home. Estrella then spent her first few decades as a party yacht in California during the time some call the “Golden Age of Hollywood”. After the glam of Hollywood, the ship was used as a pleasure cruising vessel, traveling extensively in the Americas to locations such as the beautiful harbors of Alaska, the amazing rainforests in Panama, and crystal clear water and beautiful weather of the Caribbean. Ending its cruising in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, it sat dormant for many years until it was found in 2013 by her proud owner Michael Jennison. Over the next 8 years, she was returned to her original 1965 glory, which is exactly what can be encompassed by you on a new voyage of your own.


Prepare to cast off for a Pittsburgh river boating experience like no other...

City Lights

A Pittsburgh Experience

Experience concerts, fireworks, ballgames, and a range of exciting city events from a unique nautical perspective.


3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a full galley, two decks, and a large saloon makes Estrella ideal for days & nights on the water



We are happy to assist with making your dreams a reality! Let us know what you're envisioning for work events, small parties, engagements and romantic getaways, concerts, photoshoots, meal organization with restaurants, catering, or anything else and we'll see how we can customize and prep for your needs.


Just board and go!

Sheets, towels, snacks and more provided. Grab your drinks and sunglasses and climb aboard for stress-free fun. We even have a First Mate who can help with food & drink service. 


A live-well, fishing gear, tackle and bait are on board and available!


This is just a handful of our many features. To find out more, contact us!



4 Hour charter | $800

Experience Pittsburgh like never before! Enjoy a 4-hour boat charter with breathtaking views of the city's skyline while sipping on your favorite drinks. Take in the beauty of the rivers and enjoy the company of your friends and family. Perfect for morning fishing, a fun-filled afternoon, or a relaxing evening on the water.

8 Hour charter | $1,200

Upgrade to our 8-hour boat charter for double the time & double the fun (for an even better price deal!) to explore the rivers, relax on the water, and make unforgettable memories with your friends & loved ones.

Overnight (6pm-10am) | $1,600

Experience the ultimate evening fun & relaxation with an overnight boat charter, our gold star booking package. Unwind with sunset river views. Sleep a peaceful night on the water, and wake up to enjoy breakfast & coffee on the deck while taking in the views of the city. 

Regulations & More Info

  • Capacity: Our capacity is limited to a maximum of 6 passengers, in compliance with Coast Guard Regulations. We regret that we cannot accommodate more than 6 passengers, regardless of age. 

  • Fishing Licenses: If you're over the age of 16 and plan to do some fishing, be aware that a fishing license is required. More info can be found here.

  • Alcohol & Food: We do not have a liquor license and therefore alcohol will not be provided. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol aboard. Light, limited snacks, soft drinks, & water are offered but you're encouraged to bring additional food. The boat is equipped with everything you will need in terms of appliances, but if you have any questions please reach out.

  • No drugs: All vessels on navigable waters are under Federal laws, therefore all illicit drugs are prohibited (including marijuana).

  • Captain: As per Pennsylvania nautical laws, Captain Adam will be present on board at all times. He has his own private quarters on the front of the boat (while guest bedrooms are in the back).

  • Parking: Please note that marina parking is not available, and you'll need to meet Captain Adam at the Marina gate. Parking is reasonable and fairly close. The closest parking garage is located at 23rd and Smallman. 

  • Fuel: The first five gallons of fuel are included in your booking. There is a fuel surcharge for any amount over 5 gallons, for $5 per gallon.

  • Terms of Agreement: Read full terms here. Each guest will need to sign this release before departure. 

Cruise the Three Rivers like never before...

Meet the Captain

Captain Adam

With a wealth of experience at the helm, our Captain has been navigating the waterways for the past 7 years as a tour boat captain and prior to that as a water taxi pilot. In addition, he has honed his skills in transporting boats to various locations, making him a seasoned mariner. With such an experienced guide, you'll be sure to have a stress-free trip filled with adventure and memories to last a lifetime.

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Check out our feature in Great Lakes Magazine

Find out more about Estrella Del Mar's rich history, classic vintage charm, and what makes her such a special vessel, garnering attention and admiration wherever she goes! 

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