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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 Mixed Green Salad

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

With a Balsamic Vinaigrette



Herb & Citrus Chicken

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

Served with an Herb & Citrus Vinaigrette

 And House Made Roasted Potato Salad


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


Assorted Holiday Petit Fours

Chocolate Truffle, Brownie, Red Velvet and Carrot Cake

Coffee & Tea Service

Time for a Holiday Party in San Francisco

holiday yacht party SF bayIs it time for a holiday yacht party SF Bay? If it is, calling Empress Events will be the beginning of ensuring the event is a hit for you and those you invite. Look at the checklist below to plan a holiday party to remember.

Planning a Holiday Yacht Party SF Bay

The first part of planning is: where will you have the party? Our yacht, the “Empress Yacht”, is the perfect choice for parties of up to 150 guests.

Next, when will you throw the party? Obviously, if you are planning to have a party for a specific holiday, you will want to try to set the date as close to that holiday as possible. It is a good idea to schedule the party at least a month in advance. The longer ahead of time you can secure the date and time, the more likely you will be to get the date you want.

An important party detail includes the food, beverages and entertainment. If you book your holiday yacht party with Empress Events you can a choose holiday party package that meets your budget and wishes.

Another factor to plan is decorations and themes.  Theme parties can be fun for holidays but they are not necessary. Specific holidays will require a certain type of decorations but that does not mean you have to have a theme related to the holiday. Why not come up with something unusual and unexpected for your holiday party this year?

No matter how much you have to spend on your holiday party in San Francisco, you can have a wonderful party your friends and family will enjoy and talk about for years. The staff at Empress Events can help you plan a great party that will stay within your budget.

Jump Aboard Empress Events for your next Holiday Party!

When you are ready to plan your holiday party, contact Empress Events. Our staff will work closely with you to plan a party that will be the hit of the holiday. With Empress Event’s help, plan and host a holiday yacht party that will be successful and everyone will enjoy.

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Planning Your Next Christmas Party on San Francisco Bay

Empress Events/christmas party on san francisco bayPlanning Your Next Christmas Party on San Francisco Bay

The holiday season will soon be in full swing! It’s time to begin planning your next Christmas party on San Francisco Bay if you have not already done so. Empress Events can help you make this year’s event one your friends and family are sure to remember. If you are planning a business Christmas party, your employees will enjoy a different venue than the office conference room.


Of course, since it is a Christmas party, you will want to get the party date set as soon as possible. Why? To ensure you actually get to HAVE a Christmas party. The dates closest to Christmas book up fast. The sooner you get the date set, the better. Be flexible, however, in case the dates closest to Christmas are already taken.


No matter if you plan to have 10 or 100 people at your party and whether the partygoers are family or co-workers, the next step after choosing and setting the date is to consider how much you have to spend. Having an established budget will let you see where you need to spend money. It will help you decide which things are necessities or wishes. Also, a budget will also help you know how much you can spend on food per person. Fortunately, Empress Events offers a variety of services that will fit every budget.


Allowing Empress Events to cater your Christmas party is the easiest way for the party planner to enjoy the party as well. You may also want to consider an outside caterer. Or you could have a pot luck-style party with everyone bringing an appetizer or dessert. While you are thinking about food, do not forget the beverages. Both Empress Events yachts have a full bar for those who are interested.


Once you know how much you can spend, it will make it easier to determine whom to invite to the party. Obviously, if you are having a company party, this may include having a party for the entire company or just specific departments. If you have a large party, up to 149 guests, The Empress is the right yacht for your party. Smaller, more intimate parties of less than 50 will enjoy partying on The Avalon.


Not all parties have to have a theme, but since you are having a Christmas Party on San Francisco Bay, why not? You could have an “Ugliest Christmas Sweater”, Christmas Cookie Swap or Christmas Carol Karaoke theme party. Use your imagination, or get other creative people to come up with a unique theme that will make the party even more festive.

It really is not difficult to plan the perfect Christmas party. Be sure to consider these five items and you are sure to have a wonderful party your guests will enjoy. The staff at Empress Events is available to help you plan and will work within your allotted budget. Make this year’s Christmas party on San Francisco Bay one everyone will remember for years to come.

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Corporate Yacht Charter San Francisco: San Francisco Bay Holiday Party

Empress Events San Francisco BayIf you are considering a corporate yacht charter in San Francisco the options are pretty numerous. San Francisco is a big city and people enjoy being out on the water. Consequently, there is a pretty big demand for boat charter companies like Empress Events. The city is also quite beautiful and has many tourist attractions as well as being a melting pot of cultures and people. This makes it ideal for visitors. People, from throughout the United States and around the world, visit San Francisco and with good reason.

A yacht trip in the San Francisco Bay would be a fabulous way to spend some time while in the city. Individuals interested in spending time on the Bay, should consider taking a boat or having a chartered party.

A San Francisco Bay holiday party is another option. It would be a terrific way to spend the holiday season. An individual could host a party, as could a company. Many companies have an annual holiday party. Why not get out of the office and onto a boat? Office parties can sometimes be enjoyable, but year after year of the same types of parties can wear on even the most festive person. A chartered boat San Francisco holiday party has the potential to be a blast and would likely be much appreciated by a company’s employees.

A lot of planning goes into throwing a corporate holiday party. Some companies will either appoint a single person as the unofficial party planner, or a committee of individuals. While handling in-house office parties is easy enough, it may prove to be a little too difficult for a party planning committee to plan a boat or yacht part on their own. There are a number of issues that must be addressed, including issues of legality. Working with a company that specializes in yacht charters is typically the best option. It helps things go more smoothly.

Corporate Yacht Charter San Francisco parties are often quite enjoyable. Because the vessel is being chartered rather than rented there is staff on board, trained to handle everyone’s needs. They will take care of set-up and clean up. This makes things a breeze for the attendees. The only thing they have to do is arrive, have a good time and then leave when they are ready or when the party is over.

Companies interested in chartering a yacht for their annual holiday party, should strongly consider doing so. It could be a terrific way to reward employees for a job well done or another year in business. As mentioned above, it is a good idea to work alongside a company whose specialty is chartering boats and yachts. Doing so will often ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Yacht Charter San Francisco Fun for Family and Friends

Spending time on a yacht charter in San Francisco is 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 a person loves the most. Upon deciding to charter a yacht, like with the experienced staff and beautiful yachts at Empress Events, there are a few things that a person should look for in a charter company.

Empress Events Yacht Charter San FranciscoA Yacht Charter in San Francisco: What to Look For

  • Great Reputation: It is always a good idea to hire a charter company with a good reputation. This will increase the likelihood that the company offers quality services. It will be important that individuals do all that they can do to avoid working with poor companies. Such companies will likely be a waste of time and money. It could even put an individual (as well as their family members and friends) in peril, which is obviously something that people will want to avoid.
  • Quality Yachts: A quality yacht makes for a more fun trip! Everyone enjoys riding on a great looking yacht. The experience is much more enjoyable. Riding around on one that’s broken down and unattractive is not only a bummer, it can be dangerous. The last thing a person will want to do is capsize in the Bay. That wouldn’t make for an enjoyable night.
  • Experienced Crews: It is very important that the crew of the yacht charter company hires an experienced and well-trained crew. Such crews will be adept at making sure that the passengers are taken care and are having a good time. Experienced crews also tend to be safer. They are able steer clear of danger and/or handle any danger which presents itself.
  • Quality Tours: To ensure that one’s time on the water is enjoyable, it is important to find a charter company that provides quality tours. It’s imperative that individuals learn as much as they can about the tour’s route and what, if any, sights will be seen. Quality tours will make sure that its clients get to enjoy the best views.

In summary, when seeking out a yacht charter in San Francisco Bay, it is important that individuals seek out those that have experienced crews, nice yachts, a good reputation and quality tours. This increases the likelihood that a trip will be a good one for everyone involved.

Celebrate the Holidays with a SF Dinner Cruise

YSan Francisco Yacht Charterou can make a new tradition for you and your loved ones by choosing to celebrate the holidays with a SF dinner cruise. Sign up for one of the special events that are hosted during the season or work with a cruise specialist, like one of the experienced staff at Empress Events, to plan a special evening catered to fit your needs no matter which holiday you are celebrating.

Top Tips to Help You Celebrate the Holidays with a SF Dinner Cruise

– Plan early for your event. The holiday schedule for the dinner cruise company will fill up fast. Making your reservation now will help you insure that you get the time and date that you want for your event. You also want to be sure that those you invite have time to plan to attend.

– Review the specials that are being offered. Cruises to celebrate different holidays (and different times over the holidays) can be the best way to make the most of your SF dinner cruise experience. You will benefit from amazing catered meals and special entertainment all designed to create the perfect holiday experience.

– Consider planning a special evening cruise just for you and your loved ones. You can book a cruise for a party of friends or keep it intimate with just a few couples. Select the meal that will delight your guests and then add entertainment that will keep them talking about your holiday event for years to come.

– Research any special activities going on in the community. Let your dinner cruise take advantage of fireworks, a parade of lights or other special celebrations that might be going on. You will enjoy your cruise and take part in community traditions at the same time.

– Plan for the unexpected. Have a secondary plan available in case the weather turns bad (or in the event that the date you want is not available). Being prepared for the things that you do not plan will help make sure that you plan an event you will enjoy.

– Work with a professional. An event planner can provide you with those special tips and suggestions that will make your holiday cruise stand out from the crowd.

Step outside the ordinary and expected when it comes to planning your holiday events. Move your celebration on to the water and let the evening reflect your unique view on the holidays just like the lights will reflect off the water. You can make the most of your evening out by choosing to celebrate the holidays with a SF dinner cruise.

Top Tips for a Holiday Party in San Francisco

Boat Cruise San Francisco BayCreating a great holiday party in San Francisco requires the right mixture of creativity and planning. You can choose to do all of the work on your own, or you can get the expert advice of event planning specialists, like the experienced staff at Empress Events. Either route can give you the edge when it comes to making your holiday party an event to remember.

Tips for a Holiday Party in San Francisco

– Set the mood with a unique theme or color scheme. Skip the traditional colors for the holiday and choose a color that will represent the holiday but still color a little outside the lines. Carry the color scheme all the way through from the invites to the food (if possible) to some of the songs that are played during the evening. When it comes to choosing the theme, the only real limits will be your imagination. This can be a great time to work with an events specialist to get some ideas and insight on direction for your holiday party.

– Think about the purpose of the gathering. A holiday party designed to gather will be set up and arranged a little different from one that focuses on celebrating an event, achievements or awards. You will need to be specific with your event location to ensure that the flow of the evening works with the purpose of the holiday party.

– Put everything in writing. The best way to guarantee problems for your event is to rely on conversations (either in person or on the phone). Put everything down in writing – for your benefit and for the benefit of those providing any of the services for the night. Be sure that all parties sign what is written so that everyone is LITERALLY on the same page about what is expected for the event.

– Expect things to have a few flaws. A perfect night would be the best experience for everyone, but things happen. Let the things that can’t be changed go and enjoy the party. You can deal with those issues after the night is over. Your guests will have a better time (even if things are not perfect) if you are having a good time as well.

Putting together a holiday event that is remembered for all of the right reasons can be a challenge. The earlier you begin to put your event together the easier that task becomes. Following a few tips can help you when it comes time to crafting your holiday party in San Francisco.

Reserve a Luxury Yacht Cruise for Holiday Parties

Holiday Party San Francisco BayPeople always tend to look for some unique and exciting holiday party venues to spend some memorable moments with family and friends. And when it comes to party on a luxury yacht cruise, then nothing else stands in comparison. A holiday party on a yacht cruise is the most thrilling and unique way to celebrate good times with loved ones.  After all, happiness increases when shared with those people who add value to your life.

San Francisco is certainly one of the hottest places where one can conduct a holiday yacht cruise party. Given its scenic surroundings and beautiful balmy weather, San Francisco bay holiday party will be an experience that everyone will remember all their lives. It will certainly be packed with extreme fun, and not to mention the amazing whole yachting experience in itself.

Boat Parties

Undoubtedly, party in boat cruises San Francisco is a beautiful way to leave all your worries behind, let your hair down and have a soothing time under the sun and sea with people you care and love.  Bay cruise services are available throughout the year in San Francisco and one can arrange a party in a luxury yacht cruise depending on the budget. Most yacht cruise charter companies will fix the arrangements depending on the number of guests. It will also depend on how extensive one wants the experience to be.

Empress Events can host your company’s annual gathering. Also, it can host your holiday party with your family and friends on a luxury yacht in SF Bay area. They will take care of drinks, dinner and music, all with the spectacular views of San Francisco’s favourite landmarks. So, charter a yacht cruise and host a holiday party to celebrate happy moments with friends and family. San Francisco bay holiday may prove to be that unique touch you have been looking for in life.

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Bring in the New Year aboard a Luxury Yacht on the San Francisco Bay

New Years on San Francisco BayThe hot spot to bring in the New Year is aboard a luxury yacht on the San Francisco Bay, the world’s most scenic waterway. If you’re looking for a special place to celebrate the New Year’s Eve…Welcome aboard the 90ft Yacht Empress, the newest yacht on the SF Bay, family owned since 1985. Spend an amazing New Year eve night at sea, on our luxury yacht, with a small, intimate group of people and friendly staff for our New Years Eve Fireworks Boat Cruise and Dance.

Empress Events has remained a family-owned and operated luxury yacht charter group founded by Captain Gerry K. Robertson who has 25 years experience sailing the San Francisco Bay Delta. The company’s smaller yacht ‘The Avalon’ is a classic 1971 wood boat with fine mahogany wood blended with teak. She can accommodate up to 49 people for cocktails/dinner and Hors d’ Oeuvres with plenty of room inside and outside. Overnight stays can also be arranged.

Celebrations begin the moment you step in. The Marinas are filled with boats all decorated in holiday glow! Our delicious New Year’s Eve buffet dinner is a tempting feast of gourmet treats a testimony of our private chef’s culinary skills. A cocktail bar, live entertainment and breathtaking views of festive lights adorn the Bay Bridge at night. Dance the night away to all-time favorite numbers from the past and the present courtesy our onboard entertaining DJ.

Celebrate the end of the old and the beginning of the new with an unforgettable cruise. Take a break from the hustle and bustle that surrounds the holiday season. Begin the countdown to welcome 2010 with the San Francisco Bay as a perfect backdrop, a glass of champagne and a spectacular view of the fireworks on show, from our magnificent outdoor decks. Ring in the New Year feeling pampered, relaxed and refreshed.

At midnight, raise a toast and celebrate with the crowd in a count-down to New Year 2010 as the fireworks off the Bay take your breath away. Step into 2010 with wonderful memories of the most memorable New Year you have celebrated.

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Spectacular Christmas Cruise along the San Francisco Bay

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Celebrate the Christmas season with a Christmas Cruise. Enjoy a scenic dinner cruise along the majestic San Francisco bay – a perfect opportunity to get together for a celebration with family, friends or colleagues. The prospect of going out for a cruise is itself a delightful idea. What better time to enjoy a cruise than the Christmas holiday season when the lighted bridges and buildings of the city glow in the distance. The Marinas are in their glorious splendor and the other boats too are bedecked in holiday glow!

Take in the brilliance of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Fisherman Wharf aboard the newest yacht on the San Francisco Bay -The 90ft Empress. The Empress can accommodate up to 159 guests for a cocktail/ Hors d’ Oeuvres reception and up to 150 guests for a buffet or sit down dinner. It is equipped with a flat screen TV, dance floor, and two separate bars. The Empress can also accommodate full bands.

Catering to groups of all sizes, whether formal or informal, our friendly staff ensure that this is the perfect setting for your Christmas celebration surrounded by one of the most spectacular harbors in the world, in one of the best ever festive cruise you will cherish for many years to come. Enjoy relaxed conversations and exchange gifts in a serene setting with breathtaking views from the deck.

Dine In Style

Take your pick from a brunch cruise or a supper cruise. Dine in style with a traditional holiday buffet prepared by our veteran chef while you enjoy the calm waters with live entertainment. Our Empress Yacht holiday menu is a 4 tier array of mouth-watering appetizers (collection of cheese and seasonal fruit), choice of salad, exotic Entrée such as Rosemary Roasted Turkey, Maple Glazed Ham, Herbed Filet of Beef and Charred Australian Lamb (menu may vary for each cruise) and dessert consisting of the Chef’s choice of Assorted Petit Fours and Mini-Tarts. End with Coffee, Tea & Decaf.

Meanwhile, for your next office Christmas party, think Christmas cruise. Look for an alternate venue to break the monotony of partying in ordinary banquet halls and party rooms. Host your company Christmas party or group outing aboard a yacht for a cruise on the SF Bay. Sail along San Francisco’s magnificent waterfront with its modern skyscrapers and historic landmarks. The Golden Gate Bridge offers excellent photo opportunities.

Empress Events has remained a family-owned and operated luxury yacht charter group founded by Captain Gerry K. Robertson who has 25 years experience sailing the San Francisco Bay Delta.

We will take care of everything: drinks, dinner and music. Book early and celebrate your most memorable Christmas ever with a Christmas cruise.

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