School Events on the Water

A yearbook worthy event in San Francisco. Refreshing drinks, freshly prepared food, and unforgettable views. That’s how we do it. Everything you need for a dance, fundraiser, reunion, or grad night can be found on one of our yachts. We’ll take care of food, decor, entertainment, and more. Did we mention we can coordinate with your colors? Talk about team spirit.

Sample Menu

Our freshly prepared passed hors d’oeuvres and two-course plated dinner menu are included in all reception packages. Our chefs are happy to prepare vegetarian and vegan options, and we can also accommodate most dietary restrictions—just inform your wedding planner.

Starter

Choice of one

Watermelon & Baby Arugula Salad
Feta Cheese | Cherry Tomatoes | Balsamic Vinaigrette . .

Beet & Baby Arugula Salad
Feta Cheese | Cherry Tomatoes | Balsamic Vinaigrette . .

Hornblower Signature Seafood Chowder
Clams | Flounder |  Potatoes | Cream .

Main

Choice of one

Root Vegetable Fricassee
Butternut Squash | Cauliflower |  Zucchini |  Grape Tomatoes | Gremolata | Cauliflower Coconut Cream Sauce . . .

Pan-Seared Atlantic Cod
Steamed Rock Shrimp | Spinach Mashed Potato | Lemon Beurre Blanc .

Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Thyme
Roasted New Red Potato Salad with Scallions | Haricot Verts | Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Braised Beef Short Ribs with Fresno Pepper Demi Glace
Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Baby Carrots | Broccoli .

Dessert

Choice of one

Mixed Fruit with Strawberries
Madagascar Vanilla and Orange Cream

New York Style Cheesecake
Lemon Marscapone Cream | Blueberry Compote

Humbolt Fog & Belletoile Triple Cream Brie
Sesame Flat Bread | Sun-Dried Grapes | Sour Cherry Preserves

.No Gluten Added.Vegan.Vegetarian

Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.
Although we make every effort to prepare items denoted with a G* as gluten free, our kitchen is not gluten free, and there is always a small risk of cross contamination.

For the Table

 Assorted Bread & Butter .

Starter

Choice of one

Caesar Salad
Romaine Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Crouton | Traditional Caesar Dressing .

 Field Green Salad
Tomatoes | Cucumbers | Carrots | Ranch Dressing | Balsamic Dressing . .

 Kale Quinoa Salad
Quinoa | Roasted Red Pepper | Spinach | Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette . . .

Entrees

Choice of Three

 Oven Roasted Chicken Breast with Rosemary & Thyme
Roasted New Red Potato Salad with Scallions | Haricot Verts | Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Honey Sesame Chicken
Scallions | Fresno Chilies

  Coriander Crusted Salmon
Lemon Orzo | Farm Fresh Seasonal Vegetables | Lemon Herb Beurre Blanc

Oven-Roasted Flounder
Spicy Tomato & White Bean Ragu .

 Braised Beef Short Ribs
Baby Carrots | Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce .

 Pasta Al Forno
Alfred Sauce | Panko Parmesan Crust

  Roasted Vegetable Farfalle
Seasonal Squash and Peppers | Arugula | Marinara | Parmesan Cheese . .

  Root Vegetable Fricassee
Idaho Potatoes | Broccoli | Grape Tomatoes | Gremolata | Cauliflower Coconut Cream Sauce . . .

Complements

 Farm-Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Garlic Mashed Potatoes | Heirloom Potatoes | Roasted Red-Skin Potatoes | Wild Rice Pilaf | Roasted Broccoli | White Bean Ragout

Dessert

 Dessert Station
Assorted Cakes | Mini Pastries | Petit Fours

.No Gluten Added.Vegan.Vegetarian

Menu subject to change. Please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.
Although we make every effort to prepare items denoted with a G* as gluten free, our kitchen is not gluten free, and there is always a small risk of cross contamination.

Available Enhancements

  • Photo Packages

    Photo favors, photo booth with props, roaming photographer
  • Entertainment Enhancements

    Live band, rooftop DJ
  • Custom Décor

    Custom florals, ice sculptures, and more
  • Bar Packages

    Juice & soda, beer & wine, premium and platinum packages, signature cocktails, outdoor bar
  • Menu Enhancements

    Passed hors d’oeuvres and specialty menus.
  • And Much More

    Party favors, flexible boarding and cruising times, transportation and more—just ask!
  • On behalf of the Thomas Downey High School Sober Grad committee and volunteers, thank you for the extra care and service overall! The check in was great and your security was amazing! The were very attentive and alert, and took the time to be preset on every level, perusing and actively watching the graduates. The chaperones all felt at ease saying that they made their job easy! We were all just able to relax and enjoy our time. The staff was very friendly, professional, and helpful. Again, thank you! This year's festivities went smoothly and the graduates genuinely had a great time. See you next year!
    Michelle Luz
    Thomas Downey High School
  • It was a very successful event. All the employees of Hornblower were fantastic, from our event planner (Elizabeth), to the captain (Miquel), to the security who helped check in our students, to the servers, and our event manager (Brandon). Our students were a bit worried about getting sea-sick on the boat, but once they got on the boat, and started taking pictures on the deck with all the lights and such, they really enjoyed themselves. The dance floor area was packed and lots of fun for them as well,the kids also enjoyed the top outside deck and the games provided. Overall, we were extremely satisfied with the event, and would highly recommend Hornblower cruises to other schools.
    Jennifer
    Beverly Hills High

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