Sail on a spooky Irish Halloween Cruise in Vancouver this month

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Fright Night on the Fraser / Irish Halloween Hooly Cruise
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A wild, spooky Halloween cruise promises an evening of beautiful views, dining, drinks, and games this October.

The organizers note how Halloween harks back to the Celtic Festival Samhain, where it was believed the spirit world opened up and our ancestors roamed the earth for one night. As such, the Ancient Irish protected themselves with bonfire celebrations, music and rituals.

Now, Yoho Cruises invites locals to celebrate a traditional Irish Halloween Cruise out on Vancouver’s waters.

There will be Irish Trad Musicians creating the famed Céilí spirit of home, as well as a fully equipped carvery buffet dinner. In addition, guests may enjoy fun Halloween games like bobbing for apples, “your mam’s tea braic,” an Irish party snack table, a custom baked-potato bar and some Irish themed Karaoke.

Guests are highly encouraged to dress up, and best costume wins an “excellent prize.”

Boarding is at 6 p.m., and the boat sails from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Buffet and one drink ticket included in ticket price.

The first ten people to book receive a free packet of “tayto Cheese and onion crisps” on arrival.

Irish Halloween Hooly Cruise – Céilí Oíche Shamna!

When: Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Boarding: 6:00 p.m. & Sails: 6:30 p.m.
Where:Yoho Cruises – 1698 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Price: Tickets $64-$80 plus tax and services.

You can purchase your tickets here.