Plan Your Perfect Berkeley City Corporate Event Outing

Step out of the office and onto the water. Whether you want to book a section of tables, a full deck, or a private charter, package options are available for all party sizes and budgets. The opportunities are endless – consider the best views of the Berkley and San Francisco skylines as your backdrop.

Your complimentary event planners at City Cruises have years of expert, hands-on experience in orchestrating scalable events filled with chef-prepared dining, dancing, creative cocktails, and entertainment – all with picturesque views of the San Francisco Bay and exceptional hospitality.

We look forward to assisting you in planning the perfect corporate event that is both memorable and anything but ordinary.

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Vibrant Views

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Vibrant City Views

Experience the dynamic panorama of Berkeley with views on a yacht. Picture yourself hosting your event on an exceptional floating venue, surrounded by the stunning Berkeley skyline as your backdrop. Our rooftop and outer deck areas offer panoramic views of famed city landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge. Whether you’re introducing visitors to Berkeley’s iconic landmarks or inviting locals to revel in its beauty, there’s no better vantage point for breathtaking on-the-water views of the city.

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Dining & Drinks

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Berkeley Dining & Drinks

The magic is in the details! Each of our yachts serves as a reception venue with an abundance of customizable choices. From start to finish, we will both dine and delight your guests. Top it off with our extraordinary service and hospitality with a remarkable event to remember.

Choose between passed hors d’oeuvres, stations, chef-prepared buffets, or sit-down multi-course meals with table service. All options feature seasonal menus with a variety of delicious options including dessert. Full bar service is available featuring wine, beer, and specialty cocktails.

Foodie Favorites

  • Seafood Tower
  • Cheese & Crudité Station
  • Pigs in a Blanket
  • Beef Wellington
  • Chicken Yakitori
  • Spanakopita
  • Charcuterie Boards
  • Short Ribs
  • Prime Rib
  • Beef Tenderloin
  • NY Style Cheesecake
  • Brownies
  • Fresh Baked Cookies
  • Seasonal Fruit

*items may vary by locations

Entertainment

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Extraordinary Entertainment

The atmosphere and entertainment on a boat are the best ways to set the tone for your event. Entertainment can create anticipation, energize your guests, and bring people together for an afternoon of team building, celebratory dinner, or sunset cruise.

Whether it’s a live band or a DJ, music allows your guests to mix and mingle, dance, and relax in an open-air setting. On-board games for team building, interactive opportunities to break the ice, and photo booths allow your guests to be their authentic selves and capture memorable moments. The opportunities are endless!

Unforgettable Outings

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Client Entertainment

Impress your clients with the city’s best sights, first class service and exceptional hospitality. Equipped with private deck space and yachts available for sensitive meeting topics.

Build Stronger Bonds

“Jack in sales guided me to the perfect vessel for our event, and my event planner Clara coordinated the flow and details of the evening. The friendly and attentive staff warmly greeted us, and our buffet dinner was plentiful and delicious. A fun and interesting evening for our team.”
– Karen G. | Milestone Corporate Event; Pharmaceutical Industry

Employee & Intern Outings

Level up the typical office outing with onboard games for team-building fun, and other adventurous way to break the ice.

Create Lasting Memories

“Everything (as always) was wonderful! Everyone was incredible and really made our event a huge success! Our group danced the night away. Hoping we will be able to have an event with you again soon!”
– Suzanne | Team Outing; Technology Industry

Essentials For Your Berkeley Corporate Event

Break out of the office and onto the water with a spectrum of tailored experiences crafted to inspire your unique event vision within the San Francisco area.

Mix & Mingle

  • Afternoon or evening sunset
  • 2-hour event
  • Cocktail-style menu of light bites
  • Fully stocked bar with wine, beer & specialty cocktails
  • DJ & dance floor

Wine & Dine

  • Brunch, lunch or dinner
  • 2-3-hour event
  • Chef-prepared, seasonal fare menu (buffet or table service)
  • Fully stocked bar with wine, beer & specialty cocktails
  • Live entertainment

Custom Yacht Experience

  • Flexible cruise length & boarding time
  • Dedicated captain, bartenders and event staff
  • Customizable food & beverages packages
  • Interactive enhancements (karaoke, casino games, photo booth, and more)
  • Dockside events available – come and go as you please

*options may vary by location

Level Up Your Team-Building Experience 

Our team-building event quick guide provides event images, inspirations, and ideas to help get
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Exceptional Event Venues

Start your year, end your year, or celebrate throughout the year on the water!

Take a visual tour of our fleet, offering luxurious climate-controlled indoor and open-air outdoor decks and comfortable spaces, allowing for year-round sailing and exceptional event venues. Our customizable budget and party packages allow you to charter entire yachts, reserve a deck, or book a section of the boat, all boasting unparalleled panoramic views from every direction.

Get The Party Started!

Turn your corporate event into reality. Our venues offer a space for every business event. Contact us by filling out the form to provide us with general event details and we will email you to get the conversation started.

Tell Us About Your Event

After form submission, you’ll receive a customized offer from an experienced Account Manager matching your event vision.

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Creative Cocktails Customized for Your Event

In addition to specialty cocktails, mocktails, and full bar options, our bartenders can create seasonal and custom cocktails for your corporate event. Click the drinks to meet our bartenders and beverages.

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Berkeley Corporate Event FAQs

What are ideas for a company outing in Berkeley?

The Bay is a great place to start! There are many different types of activities that can be done there such as kayaking, fishing, stand up paddle boarding, and exploring the various islands. To stay dry, there are also a variety of cruises available in Berkeley for your company event. For those who are looking for something a little more low key, Berkeley has a number of great parks perfect for picnicking or playing games such as frisbee. 

How to plan a corporate event in Berkeley?

Work with the City Cruises Berkeley team to create a custom event on one of our elegant yachts. Choose from a variety of themes, menus, and drinks to make your event unforgettable. We specialize in corporate events, private parties, birthday celebrations, holiday parties, and more. 

What is included on a corporate cruise in Berkeley?

While it depends on the package you choose, most of our corporate cruises include food, drink, music, and decor. You can also add on extras like a private deck, a photographer, or even fireworks. We make it easy to customize your event so that it is perfect for your group. 

How much will it cost to host a corporate event in Berkeley?

The cost of your event will depend on the size of your group, the length of the cruise, and any add-ons you choose. Contact our team to get a custom quote for your corporate event. Create the perfect corporate cruise package to take the whole team out on the water.  

What corporate team building activities are available in the Berkeley area?

A scavenger hunt on Angel Island is one of the more popular options! You can also choose from a number of different sports games or go for a hike in one of the many parks in Berkeley. If you want something a little more unique, try a wine tasting or beer brewing tour. There are many different options to choose from so that you can find the perfect activity for your team. 

Are food and drinks provided during corporate events on a City Cruises Berkeley cruise?

While it depends on the cruise package, most likely the answer here is yes! Enjoy a meal from our award-winning chefs while cruising around the Bay. We have a variety of drink options available, including beer, wine, and cocktails. Let us know if you have any special requests and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. 

How long do private boat cruises in Berkeley last for a corporate event?

We offer a variety of different cruise lengths to choose from, depending on your needs. Our shortest cruise is 1 hour and our longest is 3 hours. We can also customize a package for you if you have specific requirements. Contact our team to learn more. 

How many people can join corporate cruise?

  • Empress Hornblower: 250 guests
  • Pacific Hornblower: 130 guests
  • Sunset Hornblower: 100 guests