Cascade Cycleboats was inspired on a sunny summer afternoon in 2012 while Kyle and his wife Anne were enjoying a beer alongside the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. While watching dozens of people float on inner tubes and paddle boards, they talked about how awesome it would be to have a bar IN the water.

The idea to create a human-powered bar boat was born. They built a prototype and then worked with U.S. Coast Guard and Marine Safety Center to obtain commercial certification. The team in Bend, Oregon works diligently to fabricate all of their tour boats from the ground up, using the highest quality materials available to ensure a long lifespan with rugged commercial use. 

In addition to the original Cycleboat, they now offer non-pedaling party boats and the exteremly popular tiki-style palapa pontoons.  


Our study square pontoons form the base of our Cycleboat and take 3 – 4 weeks to fabricate.

While the pontoons are being welded, the rest of the team manufactures all of the other parts that go into a custom Cycleboat.  

During the last two weeks of the build, everything comes together quickly. 

Watch this fun time-lapse video of the final assembly of a Cycleboat.