Corporate Events San Francisco
SF BAY Holiday Party Menu

Join us for a SF Bay Holiday Party!

2 ½ hour cruise on the Bay
Featuring a holiday buffet lunch or dinner
Champagne toast upon boarding & cash bar
$75 per person

*Minimum of 30 guests, not including tax, gratuity and docking fee

SF Bay Holiday Party


SF BAY HOLIDAY PARTY SPECIAL
THREE COURSE MENU


FIRST COURSE

SF Bay Holiday Party Mixed Green Salad

Mixed Seasonal Greens, Red onion, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Candied Pecans & Dried Cranberries

With a Balsamic Vinaigrette


SECOND COURSE

Lunch

Herb & Citrus Chicken

Chicken Breast Marinated with Basil, Parsley, Mint, Orange & Lime

Served with an Herb & Citrus Vinaigrette

 And House Made Roasted Potato Salad

Dinner

Tarragon Chicken

Boneless Breast of Chicken, Seared and Served with Tarragon Cream Sauce

Served with Whipped Mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables

Vegetarian Option

Vegetarian Lasagna

Layers of Seasonal Vegetables, Mascarpone, Ricotta Cheese

With Herb Bread Crumb Topping


THIRD COURSE

Assorted Holiday Petit Fours

Chocolate Truffle, Brownie, Red Velvet and Carrot Cake

Coffee & Tea Service

Holiday Yacht Party
Holiday Yacht Party on the Bay!

Empress Events HOLIDAY SPECIAL!

Celebrate your Holiday Yacht Party in Style!

Hold your fabulous Holiday Yacht Party aboard our luxurious 90-foot yacht, The Empress Sausalito. Let us do the planning and coordination of your party! Moreover, our gorgeous yacht has been recently refurbished. We offer a state of the art sound system, 2 full bars and 2 decks with spectacular views of the Bay.  Additionally we have many available dock pick-ups conveniently located in Richmond, San Francisco, and Sausalito.

  • $75 per person (not including tax and gratuity) with a minimum of 30 people.

*This special offer is for bookings on weekdays only, Monday-Friday (excluding Friday night).

*Docking fees may apply depending on your desired departure location.

Please contact us at 415-332-3291.

We are happy to assist you with your Holiday Yacht Party and make 2018 a year to remember!

 

Sky Bar

The Best Yacht Charter in San Francisco – New Renovations!

As always, we wish to stay as the best yacht charter in business, so we’ve remodeled our yacht! We always do our best to keep our yachts looking amazing. To keep them looking that way, we carry out a lot maintenance. We want our guests to feel comfortable with their surroundings and to enjoy themselves to the full. 

To this end, we’ve put in all new wood flooring in the bathrooms, the captain’s wheelhouse, the bars, the dance floor and the stairway. Also, we’ve given our yacht side wall refinishing, as well as new trim all the way around the boat. The restrooms look vibrant and clean. 

Captain Gerry spends much of his time up in the Captain’s Wheelhouse. His job is to guide the guests safely to and from the docks to sea. He also likes to explain all the bells and whistles in the Wheelhouse to his visitors. As a result of that, we made sure the remodeling got to his Wheelhouse too.
Best Yacht Charter - Captain's Wheelhouse

Waves rippling gently against the side of the yacht, wind blowing lightly, sun shining are a recipe of happiness. Imagine yourself sitting and enjoying just that on our yacht. That is why we decided to put a new marble bar top with the name: Sky Bar.  From the position of this bar, you can see an amazing view of the ocean while drinking a relaxing glass of wine or a cocktail. 

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We enjoy having our passengers aboard and making their trip go above and beyond what they expected. With the upgrade we have made, we can be an even better yacht charter than before. With over 20 years of experience in yacht chartering, we know how to make your wedding, corporate event, or private party be the best you’ve ever had.  The best yacht charter, Empress Events, is looking luxurious and ready for your bookings today!

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Interview with Gary Ferber – Photographer

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Gary Ferber

 

Someone once said: “Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” If you’ve booked a special event with Empress Events, surely you will want to capture those special moments to cherish forever. In this interview we would like to highlight Gary Ferber, who has shot many prestigious events aboard our yacht.

How long have you been taking wedding photos?

I have been taking photos on the water for over 20 years. I do a variety of weddings and also parties.”

What is your style of wedding photography?

My style of photography is fashion background with lots of PR and fast. I’m there but very quick , no waiting for me to take the photo or keep looking at the back of the camera.”

Do you do wedding videography as well?

I don’t do video, as I feel you can really only do one or the other if you want it to look great.”

Walk us through the process of photographing a wedding on a yacht.

Doing a wedding on a yacht is very special. With water views, which have a lot of back lighting, if you don’t have experience photographing this kind of background, you won’t get what you see. It takes years of practice. The Empress is terrific as it moves from land mark to views that no land event space can do.

Do you have a favorite wedding that you have photographed?

I like all weddings that are fun and moving, not a group that just sits at their tables.”

What is it like working with Empress Events?

The Empress yacht is the best on the San Francisco Bay. The yacht is more stable than other yachts and the Captain and staff are very professional as well as fun. It can be no fun if the staff couldn’t care less, but the Empress puts the client and guests in priority. When you do a buffet on the yacht you really get a good product as well as the top quality bar downstairs and a wine bar upstairs that has good wines.”

If you are interested in having Gary photograph your next special event call or email him.
For more information about cruises on SF Bay with Empress Events give us a call today!


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Inside Empress Events’ Luxury Yacht!

Are you thinking of taking a San Francisco Bay Luxury Cruise? You might be wondering what a luxury yacht is like inside. Let’s take a tour of the Empress Yacht.

The Empress Yacht can comfortably accommodate up to 150 people. It is the perfect venue for weddings, anniversaries, graduations, corporate parties or any other special event.

Inside:

The Empress has three levels. On each floor there are spacious dining areas supported by a galley/kitchen and two full bars. The Empress has a hard wood dance floor, flat-screen televisions and a state of the art sound system, perfect for dancing, games, slideshows, or any other activity you may have planned.

San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

 

Outside:

On two levels, the decks surround most of the yacht and offer unencumbered views of the Bay and its surroundings. Take breathtaking photos and enjoy the fresh sea air!

San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

 

 

Take a cruise with Empress Events and make memories that will last forever. Call us today and start planning!

“I went on a event cruise with this company and it was totally awesome! The boat was very cute, clean and the staff was amazing. Andrew went above and beyond to make our party’s experience great. I will totally recommend this business to my friends. Thank you!”

Tiffany G.

We just hosted an event there, and it was fantastic. The crew was first class: helpful, attentive, fun, cheery, and with a great attitude. The yacht was a surprise for our guests, who thought it was even better than we described.
Plus, when whales started showing up in the Bay, the captain slowed the boat down long enough for us to view, and another crew member would say over the microphone which side they were on.
Great experience!

Kevin R.

To see more photos of the Empress Yacht visit our Gallery page or our Yelp page.

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Empress Events

Family Reunion Cruise on San Francisco Bay!

Family reunions are a special time to celebrate family and love. Looking for something different to do this year for your family reunion? Do something truly special and take a family reunion cruise! Empress Events can help you plan an unforgettable event that your whole family will love.

A Yacht Cruise for your Family Reunion!

family reunion cruiseOn an Empress Events cruise you can party and relax while we take care of all the details behind the scenes! Our crew will work with you beforehand to plan every detail. Once the party begins, we work tirelessly to ensure everything goes according to plan. This year enjoy the party with the family and we’ll take care everything!

Our yacht can hold up to 150 guests so your whole family can fit comfortably on board! Our yacht counts with ample seating inside and a large deck outside ensuring comfort for everyone.

Not sure what you can do on a yacht charter? Play games or dance on the dance floor. Enjoy some finger food and desserts or sit down for a special meal. Really, the options are endless on a family reunion cruise! Best of all admire the breathtaking sites of San Francisco Bay. Imagine this years family photo with the Golden Gate Bridge or San Francisco’s Skyline in the background!

 

Make your next family reunion the best yet… call Empress Events for an event you’ll never forget!

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“We just hosted an event there, and it was fantastic. The crew was first class: helpful, attentive, fun, cheery, and with a great attitude. The yacht was a surprise for our guests, who thought it was even better than we described.
Plus, when whales started showing up in the Bay, the captain slowed the boat down long enough for us to view, and another crew member would say over the microphone which side they were on.
Great experience!”

Kevin R.

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Boat Charter San Francisco Bay

Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 6

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect. It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends. In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the sixth and last article of the FAQ series.

Question: Why Choose Empress Events?

When choosing a yacht charter San Francisco Bay, there are a few things that you should look for in the charter company.

Great Reputation:

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It is always wise to hire a charter company with a good reputation. A high quality company will ensure that you and all your guests enjoy every moment of the cruise. Empress Events has a wonderful reputation. Read what our customers have to say about us on our Reviews page and on Yelp.

“Thank you again for a great event! We had a FABULOUS time and are so thankful for all you did in making our party a huge success! Thank you so much again and I
hope for the chance to reconnect in the future! 

Iolanda

Quality Yachts:

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A quality yacht will make for a more fun trip. Empress Events has a magnificent yacht, called The Empress, that can hold up to 150 guests. Our yacht has a full galley, a well-stocked top shelf bar and a high tech entertainment system. Enjoy the sites of San Francisco Bay while relaxing in luxury on the Empress yacht!

“I went on a event cruise with this company and it was totally awesome! The boat was very cute, clean and the staff was amazing.  I will totally recommend this business to my friends. Thank you!”  

Tiffany

Experienced Crews:

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It is very important that the yacht company you hire has an experienced and diligent crew. Our crew will make sure that every passenger is comfortable and well taken care of. We work with you from start to finish to make your every idea and dream come true. While on board, leave all the details to us and we’ll make sure everything runs smoothly.

“I can’t recommend Empress Events enough! From my initial contact with Deborah, to our group trip aboard the Golden Gate Empress, everything went incredibly smoothly! Extremely friendly staff, accommodating & knowledgeable Captain, and beautiful boat! My family had a very memorable experience, and we will not hesitate to use Empress Events again soon!”

Jason

Quality Tours:

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A quality tour will make sure that you get to enjoy the best views possible. With Empress Events you will glide past Alcatraz Island and sleepy Sausalito, and take breathtaking photos under the Golden Gate Bridge. If you take an evening cruise, enjoy San Francisco’s magnificent skyline as it lights up.

“We just hosted an event there, and it was fantastic! […] When whales started showing up in the Bay, the captain slowed the boat down long enough for us to view, and another crew member would say over the microphone which side they were on. Great experience!”

Kevin

So, why choose Empress Events?
Answer: With our Luxury Yachts and Experienced Crew, enjoy the best possible yacht charter on Empress Events!

Evaluating these criteria when choosing a yacht charter San Francisco will guarantee great fun for family and friends. The San Francisco Bay is one of the city’s most beautiful areas. A day or night time trip is a great way to spend time with the people you love the most.  Contact Empress Events for the memories that will last a lifetime!

This is the last of our short FAQ articles. Keep a look out for more latest news articles, coming soon!

choosing a yacht charter san francisco

Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 5

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect. It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends. In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the fifth article of the FAQ series.images (43)

Question: What is the Best Length for a Cruise?

You can charter a yacht for any occasion. The best length for a private yacht charter San Francisco Bay is different for each type of event and each person. The following are a couple possible scenarios.

  • Corporate events can vary in length. You may prefer to charter the yacht for the whole day for functions such as business seminars, employee training outings and marketing idea meetings with your staff. For meetings with potential clients or a corporate holiday party you may prefer to book the yacht for about two hours.
  • A large wedding held on a yacht could also take several hours. You may charter the yacht for the entire day or evening so that you can enjoy a relaxed ceremony and celebration.
  • A birthday party may only take one and one-half hours from the time you leave the marina until you return.
  • wedding anniversary for a couple who loves spending time on the water may wish to linger on the waves.
  • Do you want to enjoy a special brunch on board a luxury yacht? This event typically lasts from 11 AM to 2 PM.
  • For a sunset dinner on a yacht you may arrive shortly before sunset and enjoy a leisurely dinner while cruising around the San Francisco Bay as the stars appear.

So, what is the best length for a Private Yacht Charter San Francisco Bay?

Answer: That depends on you! You choose the duration of your cruise!

The best length is one that meets your particular needs. At Empress Events we work with our clients to meet your needs and time requirements. Call today to find out what would be best for the event you have in mind!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 4

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect.  It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends.  In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the fourth article of the FAQ series.

Question: What do I need to know about the on-board experience?

In this article we answer some frequently asked questions about the on-board experience on Empress Events.

Best Yacht Charter San Francisco Bay

  • What will I be able to see from the yacht?
    Get to know San Francisco Bay as never before on our cruises. We’ll glide past famous Alcatraz Island and sleepy Sausalito. You will be able to take unforgettable photos under the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the magnificence of San Francisco’s skyline.
  • Is there entertainment available on-board?
    Both of our luxury yachts have spacious dinning rooms and entertainment systems. Our Empress Yacht also hosts a hard wood dance floor. So, whether you would like a sit-down dinner with back-ground music or you would like to dance it out and play games with your guests, our yachts are the perfect option.
  • What should I wear on a cruise?
    This is a personal decision and each cruise will differ depending on the occasion being celebrated and the time of day and season. Anything from black tie to casual clothing is acceptable. Comfortable shoes and layers to protect from the wind are recommended.
  • Is it easy to get on board?
    Empress Events dock offers the most flexible and safe boarding options. When booking your cruise event be sure to specify if you need any specialized attention that we can provide.

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So, how is the overall on-board experience?
Answer: At Empress Events we work tirelessly to ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy every moment of your cruise and create unforgettable memories!

“We just hosted an event there, and it was fantastic. The crew was first class: helpful, attentive, fun, cheery, and with a great attitude. The yacht was a surprise for our guests, who thought it was even better than we described. Plus, when whales started showing up in the Bay, the captain slowed the boat down long enough for us to view, and another crew member would say over the microphone which side they were on.
Great experience!”

Kevin

“Thank you Empress Events!! My husband said it was the best 40th birthday party he could ask for! All of our guests said the food was amazing!! Water was a little choppy (if you easily get motion sick I would recommend taking something). Views were breathtaking. I will definitely book the Empress again.”

Sonia

Book your cruise today and plan the Best Yacht Charter San Francisco Bay!

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