San Francisco is a city filled with natural beauty and is a mecca for waterfront activities. Sprawling with waterfront scenery and surrounded by water on three sides, it makes perfect sense to host your next corporate event on a unique floating vessel.  City Cruises offers a vast array of options to make your next event a memorable experience that your guests will enjoy. Think outside the box (or the office), get your team on board one of our vessels, and take advantage of the panoramic skyline, creating the perfect backdrop to host your next corporate event in San Francisco.


Creating an Unforgettable Experience

Corporate Event on a boat

Hosting your next corporate outing with City Cruises will make planning your event a breeze. Making sure that all details are in place and that everyone will enjoy your event can be quite stressful for the person planning. But have no fear, we have a team to take care of all those details, so you’re left with the task of sitting back, relaxing, and getting all the praise for the venue choice. Whether you are hosting a birthday celebration, a team building or corporate event, entertaining clients, or celebrating the holidays; we have something to fit any occasion and any budget.


Why Should You Choose City Cruises for Your Next Corporate Venue

Our unmatched fleet of vessels is second to none with onboard amenities and an unparalleled experience that sets us apart from competitors. Chef-prepared menus, all-inclusive packages, full-bar options, and entertainment will keep your guests engaged, all while taking in the perfect backdrop for your event, and will leave you without question that you made the right choice.

Experience our fleet such as San Francisco Belle (a Bay Area landmark), which boasts the title of the largest dining vessel on the West Coast with wraparound decks, a paddle wheel, and gold detailing recalling an old-world elegance. We also have our flagship yacht, The California Hornblower which can accommodate up to 510 passengers for dining on three spacious climate-controlled decks, or you can create memories on the water at Pier 3, Hornblower Landing to impress your guests with amazing views of the city skyline, Coit Tower, and the Bay Bridge, and can hold up to 1,500 guests with full-service catering and beverage and 80,000 square feet of event space. Check here for more information about our other impressive vessels.


Types of Corporate Events Offered by City Cruises

  • Holidays – Host your holiday event on the water with City Cruises. We offer customized packages to fit any budget and make your holidays memorable, merry, and bright.
  • Employee Outings – Escape the office and host your next company celebration or team outing on the water. You will enjoy a unique dining experience, all-inclusive packages, and spectacular views.
  • Client Entertainment – Impress your clients with a unique experience on the water. City Cruises makes planning your event a breeze with Chef-designed menus, breathtaking views, and unmatched hospitality.
  • Meetings & Events – Host your next meeting, tradeshow, or conference on a floating event venue, and let your team help customize a package specific to your needs.


What to Expect Onboard

Corporate event networking

Your team can look forward to delicious and freshly prepared menus, fully stocked bars, onboard entertainment, incredible service with a highly trained and professional staff and crew, and beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy the iconic San Francisco landmarks and skyline views. You will have plenty of space to work, team build, and get away from the hustle and bustle of the office. Leave the details to our professional and dedicated team to host your event from a small team to a large group, we will take care of it all.

How to Book Your San Francisco Corporate Event

Now that you have chosen your date and decided to host your event on the water, the rest is easy. All you have to do to book your event is fill out this form and an Event Planner will contact you! City Cruises is ready to make your next corporate event in San Francisco a huge success creating treasured memories for you and your guests. Our professional and dedicated team will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience tailored and customized to your needs within any budget all while enjoying the amazing views of the San Francisco skyline from the water.

San Francisco Belle at night


What types of corporate events are best suited for a City Cruises boat in San Francisco?

City Cruises boats are versatile and can accommodate a wide range of corporate events, from small team meetings and workshops to large company gatherings, product launches, client entertainment events, and corporate celebrations. The unique setting is perfect for creating a memorable and impactful experience.

Why choose a boat venue like City Cruises for a meeting or corporate event in San Francisco?

A boat venue offers a unique and memorable setting that stands out from traditional meeting spaces. City Cruises provides a moving panorama of San Francisco’s iconic sights, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the city skyline, creating an unforgettable backdrop for any event. The exclusivity of being on a private boat encourages closer interactions and networking among attendees.

What customization options are available for corporate events on City Cruises in San Francisco?

City Cruises offers a range of customization options, including catering menus, decor themes, entertainment choices, and route customization to highlight specific San Francisco sights. Our event planning team works closely with clients to tailor every aspect of the event to meet their specific needs and preferences.

How does the experience of a City Cruises event compare to traditional land-based venues in San Francisco?

City Cruises offers a dynamic and engaging experience that cannot be matched by land-based venues. The ever-changing views, the sensation of being on the water, and the exclusivity of a private yacht create a special atmosphere that enhances discussions, celebrations, and networking, making your corporate event truly stand out.

What are some unique activities that can be incorporated into a meeting or corporate event in San Francisco?

Attendees can enjoy a variety of unique activities, including private tours of Alcatraz, cable car rides, visits to the Museum of Modern Art, wine tastings in nearby Napa Valley, tech company campus tours in Silicon Valley, and sailing excursions around the Bay Area. These activities offer memorable experiences and team-building opportunities.

Original Post Date: July 13, 2023