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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Quality yachts make for a more fun trip. The Empress Events fleet has two magnificent yachts. Our larger yacht, The Empress, can hold up to 150 guests whereas our smaller yacht, the Golden Gate, can carry up to 80 guests. Both have a full galley, well-stocked top shelf bars and high tech entertainment systems. Enjoy the sites of San Francisco Bay while relaxing in luxury on an 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!

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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.

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  • 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!

 

Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 3

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!”
Sharon

Call Empress Events Today and Start Planning your Special Event on a Luxury Yacht Charter San Francisco Bay!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 2

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 second article of the FAQ’s series.

Question: How many people can the yacht seat comfortably?

We have two different sized yachts available for cruises on San Francisco Bay. The first, named “The Empress”, is the larger of our yachts. It has three different decks that offer comfortable dining areas for up to 150 guests, as well as a dance floor and breathtaking views from many angles. This yacht is perfect for sightseeing cruises with large groups, wedding ceremonies, corporate events and private parties for any occasion.

Our second, smaller yacht is called “The Golden Gate Empress”. This yacht can comfortably fit up to 83 guests. It has an expansive upper deck for sightseeing and very comfortable amenities inside, perfect for dining and enjoying the company of your guests. This yacht is ideal for weddings, elite corporate events, private parties and smaller family gatherings.

Larger yachts for parties of 500-2000 guests are also available by earlier order. Each cruise, including which yacht would be best for the event, is carefully planned based on the needs of the client. For an estimate on your planned cruise, please call +1 (415) 332-3291 or go to the “Reserve Now” page.

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The Empress

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The Golden Gate Empress

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, how many people can the yacht seat comfortably?
Answer:

  • “The Empress”, 150
  • “The Golden Gate Empress”, 83
  • Special order yacht, up to 2000

“All our family and friends couldn’t stop talking about how classy and seamless everything was. We owe it to you. We will be back soon!
All our best.”
Hoy

“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 parties experience great. I will totally recommend this business to my friends. Thank you!” 
Tiffany

Call Empress today to plan an unforgettable event that everyone will love!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 1

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 the following series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. Stay tuned!

Question: What events does Empress Events host?

A SF Bay Yacht Charter is ideal for just about any occasion. Below are a few of the many, many possibilities available! Each and every event is carefully planned and organized with the client to ensure complete satisfaction.

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Wedding Cruise: 
One of the most romantic places in the world to tie the knot.

“Thank you for being a part of our wonderful day. You [Gerry] and your crew made the whole night worry & stress free. We can’t wait to do our anniversary party with you!”
Brittany & Chris

 


download (23)Anniversary Cruise: Celebrate a lifetime of love with friends and family while gliding on the San Francisco Bay.

“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


Private Parties San FranciscoBirthday Cruise: Celebrate in style and throw a party your friends will be talking about for a long time to come.

“What a time we had… Thank you!. Thanks so much for making my 40th Birthday so special. I can’t begin to explain just how appreciative I am. The yacht was awesome! We all had a blast!”
Karin

 


Corporate Events San FranciscoCompany Party: Bring your team members together and boost morale.

“ I organized my company holiday party with Empress events. I couldn’t have pictured a more pleasant evening. The crew were so friendly and accommodating. The whole night seemed to effortlessly flow because of all their help. The buffet dinner was so delicious and the view of the sunset under the Golden Gate was breathtaking. From beginning to end, the whole event was flawless. ”
Sarah


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“Thank you for guiding me through a very difficult time. You were there to hold my hand and tell me what I needed to do. It was BEAUTIFUL!”
Ann

 


So, What events do we host?

Answer: Each and every event! We work with you to design your ideal event.

Call today and let us help make your special day a reality with a SF Bay Yacht Charter.

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San Francisco Yacht Charters – Come Celebrate on the Bay!

San Francisco Bay CruiseA San Francisco Bay Cruise on a luxury yacht is a terrific choice for individuals interested in celebrating on the Bay. Such charters can be appropriated for numerous occasions. Below are a few ideas that would be appropriate for renting a yacht charter but these are by no means the only ones.

Birthday Parties:  What better way to celebrate growing one year older than on a luxury yacht? Not only is it an enjoyable way to do so, but it’s also unique.   A person who celebrates in this manner will be the talk of all of their friends and family. One of the coolest things about being able to charter a yacht is the ability to access one without actually purchasing it. Few people can afford yachts, especially a luxury one. Chartering makes it possible for a person to live like the rich and famous without being either. Anyone looking to impress their peers and have a good time should consider a San Francisco Bay Cruise.

Anniversaries: Anniversaries are another great occasion to charter a yacht. Spending a few hours on a yacht with one’s honey, celebrating life together, would be very memorable. It would also be quite special. Whether this is a surprise excursion or one planned by the couple, it would definitely be an occasion to remember.

Date Night: The occasion doesn’t have to be a special one to charter a yacht. It’s a terrific choice for date night. Couples tired of dinner and the movies may want to consider a more exciting option, with a chartered yacht being an underused option. Why not go big and make “date night” something to really remember.

Proposals: When it comes to proposals, it’s either “go big or go home.” A gentleman (or woman) who wants to impress his beloved when popping the big question, will need to think outside the box. A chartered yacht is one option that is sure to impress. If she says yes (or even if she doesn’t), it is almost guaranteed that she will enjoy reliving the moment and bragging to all her family and friends about it. A chartered boat on the San Francisco Bay
should definitely impress her (or him).

A San Francisco Bay Cruise: In Summary

There are numerous occasions where a San Francisco Bay Cruise on our luxury yachts would be an excellent choice. They include, but are not limited to the above, birthday parties, date night, anniversaries and proposals. Each of the aforementioned is ideal. Each offers an opportunity to celebrate life, love and happiness with one’s closet friends, lover or family members. This list is not exhaustive, as was mentioned above. There are many other occasions where a yacht charter might be the perfect setting.

Call Empress Events today to make your next special occasion the best yet!

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San Francisco Bay Wedding Cruise

San Francisco Bay Wedding Cruise

A San Francisco Bay wedding cruise is the ideal way for you to tie the knot.  A cruise would definitely be a out of the ordinary wedding. While many people get married on dry ground, fewer are wed atop a luxury yacht. It is thus the perfect option for those looking for a more unique approach to their big day.

Make your wedding a truly elegant event on one of our luxury yachts. And best of all, it’s an affordable option. For many couples, it will only be necessary to rent the boat for an hour or two. Some couples only wish to have their ceremony on the yacht making their time on the yacht shorter. Other couples opt to have a dinner and or reception on the boat so their family members and friends in attendance can enjoy the yacht and the views to the full.

A San Francisco Bay wedding cruise isn’t for everyone but it might be the perfect option for you.

Do you appreciate luxury? People that appreciate luxury might find that a San Francisco wedding cruise is the best way to achieve it on their big day. It doesn’t get much more luxurious than sailing atop a beautiful yacht around the magnificent San Francisco Bay, on one of the most important days of one’s life.

Do you love the water? Some people love the water. They desire to be near or on it whenever they can.  A San Francisco wedding cruise is a picturesque way to accomplish that.

Do you enjoy being unique? Land-based weddings are the norm. Every year, the majority of people get married in churches, hotels and wedding halls. While this is fine for individuals who choose this option, it won’t be for everyone. If you wish to stand out, one option is a San Francisco wedding cruise. It allows a couple to wed in a setting and manner that is truly unique and definitely unforgettable.

San Francisco Bay Wedding Cruise

There are numerous reasons why a couple might opt for a San Francisco Bay wedding. In summary, a San Francisco wedding cruise is ideal for the couple who appreciates luxury, for those that love water and lastly, for individuals that enjoy being unique.

Join Empress Events and plan the wedding of your dreams!

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Your next Party: a San Francisco Bay Yacht Party!

San Francisco Bay Yacht PartyConsidering where to host your next big party? How does a San Francisco Bay Yacht Party sound? Well, it is possible to have a Yacht Party, even if you don’t own a boat. Chartering a yacht from Empress Events is the best way to go!

Chartering a yacht gives individuals an experience that they likely won’t get anywhere else. They are able to sit back and enjoy themselves while the yacht glides by the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Skyline and peaceful Sausalito. Best of all the crew will take care of all the hard work. For instance, steering and navigating the boat, food preparation and overall service. Having a holiday party chartered is ideal for someone looking for a no-fuss celebration.

There are numerous reasons to hold your next party on San Francisco Bay. Below are a few of the many reasons anyone might have for choosing this party option:

  1. It’s hands-free: When a yacht is chartered the people attending the party will be catered to. They can enjoy themselves and the other guests without having to worry about doing any “grunt” work. There is no need for cooking, cleaning and otherwise worrying about the operation of the yacht. The charter fee will cover these activities.
  2. It’s unique: For many special occasions most people get together with family and friends at someone’s house. Companies often host their parties at the company headquarters, although some will host them at a separate location. A chartered yacht is a unique way to celebrate any event. It is different from any of the normal venues which makes it a great option for someone (or a company) looking for a unique way to party.
  3. People are sure to have a great time: A party host’s job is to make sure that everyone has a good time. Part of this is putting together a celebration that is sure to get everyone excited and in a celebratory mood. A boat party on the San Francisco Bay is one way to achieve both. Individuals in search of their next party location should take a good hard look at having a San Francisco Bay party.

Join Empress Events for a  San Francisco Bay Yacht Party!

A person interested in having a San Francisco Bay yacht party, can be a terrific way to celebrate the holidays. It is a unique way to party. It is also hands-free. An on-board staff will handle everything, both the big and little jobs. In addition to being a unique and hands-free way to celebrate the holidays, a San Francisco Bay yacht party is sure by enjoyed by all of the guests.

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Call Empress Event now to start planning your event!

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? At Empress Events we count with two luxury yachts to choose from. Our “Golden Gate Yacht” accommodates up to 80 guests on four levels. The “Empress Yacht”, our second yacht, is the perfect choice for parties 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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