Father’s Day is quickly approaching so it’s time to make some plans. Celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June, Father’s Day honors the men who embrace the role of fatherhood. We also want to recognize the father figures in our lives for their devotion to their families. This year, surprise Dad with an incredible adventure aboard a luxurious dining cruise in Berkeley with City Cruises. Indulge him with some fun, refreshing cocktails, delicious food, and great company surrounded by beautiful skyline views of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

The History of Father’s Day  

Father’s Day is a day to recognize and appreciate the paternal figures in our lives, including biological fathers, grandfathers, and stepfathers. With over 70dad and daughter million fathers in the United States, we must show the fathers, or father figures, in our lives how crucial and significant parental involvement is to families, and reinforce the bonds within those families. The idea of Father’s Day began in the early 20th century, taking place in the United States in 1910. It was initiated by Sonoma Smart Dodd as a way to honor her father William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran and single parent of six children. President Richard Nixon officially recognized Father’s Day as a national holiday in 1972 allowing the nationwide celebration of paternal bonds. Festivities surrounding Father’s Day typically involve family gatherings, meals, and recreational activities. Some express gratitude with gifts, cards, or spending time together. Since it is around the kick-off of the summer season, spending time outdoors is an obvious choice for get-togethers, and City Cruises has a great option to elevate this special day. 


Berkeley Brunch Cruise for Father’s Day 2024 

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Each year we rack our brains with trying to find just the right gift to let our dads know how much they mean to us. We know fathers sometimes tell those awkward “dad” jokes, wear some cringe-worthy shirts, or refuse to get directions when they’re lost. But we all know that deep down, he’s a cool dad and a great man. If you find yourself always recycling the same old gifts, then we have a fantastic idea to switch things up a little this Father’s Day. The trick is to find something thoughtful and unique to bring a smile to his face, and that’s where City Cruises Berkeley comes in. Not only will he get a great meal, but he will get the greatest gift of all – spending time with his favorite people making memories that will last a lifetime.   

Give Dad a break from grilling duties and let him relax and unwind with a spectacular Father’s Day Premier Brunch Cruise. The entire family will love a lavish brunch from local chefs paired with top-notch service. Take your whole crew out for an elegant afternoon on the San Francisco Bay, and create lifelong memories as you indulge in delicious cocktails, delectable menus, and Berkeley’s awe-inspiring views. Our DJ sets the mood with live music from intimate climate-controlled interior spaces as you get on the dance floor. Save a dance for your dad as he cuts a rug with some of his best moves (that will probably embarrass you) on the dance floor. Let Dad grab a cocktail on the open-air rooftop deck and don’t forget to snap a photo as a keepsake since you will all be dressed up. Since it only happens once a year, let Dad wear that crazy shirt if he wants to! Your whole gang will love the family-friendly atmosphere and the attentiveness of our crew. All you will need to do is relax and have a great time.  

Spending a day on the water is more than an impressive Father’s Day gift – it’s an unforgettable experience that your dad (or father figure) will cherish forever. Life gets busy and we forget to slow down and enjoy it sometimes. Let him be the star of the show while you all spend quality time together surrounded by the beauty and tranquility of the water and scenic Berkeley and San Francisco views. You will delight in sights like the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, while finally having the time to unplug and focus on each other while having a great time. 


Skip the Tie and do Brunch for Father’s Day in Berkeley with City Cruises 

For dads who love good food and spending time with family and friends, our Premier Brunch Cruise is the perfect gift to show your father how important and special he is. Our delicious brunch buffet offers an abundance of delicious foods, unlimited champagne, domestic beer, and a scrumptious dessert station that everyone will love. Take in the sights and sounds of the San Francisco Bay aboard a unique City Cruises floating venue while you make lifelong memories and create a new family tradition. Father’s Day is just one day out of 365 days that come in a year. Be sure to spend it well with him (and maybe even laugh at his “dad” jokes).Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco