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 third article of the FAQ’s series!

Question: Is there food available on board?

Each and every one of our cruises is planned according to the wishes of the client. There are so many options when planning a cruise. Want a little finger food? Some drinks and dessert? Or maybe a full-course meal? All of the above? Think of all the possibilities! Here are a couple sample menus to get you started…


“The Sausalito” – $35 per person

Starter – Cheese and Fruit Display: Assorted cheeses served with seasonal fresh and dried fruits, candied pecans and crackers

Entrée Served with truffle whipped mash potato, asparagus and side salad.  Choose 2 entree to offer your guests:

  • Tarragon Chicken
    8 oz. boneless breast of chicken, seared and served with a light fresh tarragon cream sauce
  • Beef Mushroom Marsala
    Beef shoulder tender medallions served with sautéed mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce
  • Baked Tilapia
    Herbed coated tilapia filet, topped with a lemon butter sauce
  • Vegetarian lasagna
    Layers of seasonal vegetables and marsacopone, ricotta cheese with an herbed bread crumb topping
  • Spinach ricotta ravioli
    With sautéed spinach and a cambazola cream sauce

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Dessert Options


From $3 to $6 dollars per person


  • Assorted Petit fours
    8 Chocolate truffle, brownie, red velvet, carrot cake
  • Cheese Cake
    Garnished with whipped cream and fresh berries
  • Tiramisu
    Garnished with wipped cream and chocolate sauce
  • Yogurt parfait
    Vanilla yogurt, fresh fruit and crunchy vanilla
  • Poached pear
    Bosc pear drizzled in honey
  • Chocolate lava cake
    Indiviual cake, garnished with berries and whipped cream
  • Red Velvet cake
    Individual cake, garnished with berries and whipped cream


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All allergies and dietary needs are taken into consideration during the planning sessions. Is one of your guests vegetarian, gluten or lactose intolerant, or on a special heart-healthy diet? No problem! Our staff can create the ideal menu to accommodate everyone’s preferences, or you can tell us exactly what you would like.

There is a full bar on board the boat. The bartender is very friendly and makes amazing specialty drinks. The minute you board the boat, start relaxing and enjoy the views while sipping your favorite beverage.

Our executive event planner Deborah, will be there every step of the way as you plan your perfect event. Everyone here at Empress Events is dedicated to ensure your safety and happiness.

So, is there food available on board?

Answer: Yes! And the best part…you choose exactly what you would like!

“ Empress Events what can I say! They did a great job over the weekend for my brothers 21st birthday party. The food to the drinks everyone enjoyed every single bit. Deborah worked with us from last year till the very minute the party was over. I hope I can plan something else in the future with them. Totally great party, enjoyed every minute!
Thanks Empress for having us!”

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