Hornblower specializes in San Francisco Bay cruises, with San Francisco dinner cruises, San Francisco brunch cruises, San Francisco corporate events, San Francisco holiday cruises, and San Francisco private charters. Our cruises feature exceptional Hornblower service, delicious food and drinks prepared onboard by our talented local chefs, lively onboard entertainment, and non-stop views of the glorious San Francisco Bay. With uniquely distinctive yachts that no other event site can match, a Hornblower cruise is an experience to remember for every passenger.
Your San Francisco cruise launches into the beautiful San Francisco Bay, where we cruise past (and under) world-famous landmarks like the Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz Island. We’ll take in stunning views of the city skyline, including Coit Tower and the Transamerica building. And you can view it all from the cozy comfort inside one of our many yachts, with plenty of seating options for every taste—or head out onto the open sky decks to take in the views or dance under the glittering stars. With an ever-changing backdrop for your photographs, you’ll create memories (and pictures) that you’ll cherish forever.
Try one of our many San Francisco dining cruises, which launch every weekend and on many holidays throughout the year. Join us for a San Francisco Christmas Day cruise, San Francisco New Year’s Eve cruise, San Francisco New Year’s Day brunch cruise, San Francisco Valentine’s Day cruise, San Francisco Mother’s Day cruise, San Francisco Father’s Day cruise, San Francisco 4th of July cruise, and San Francisco Thanksgiving cruise, among others. Or celebrate your birthday, anniversary, promotion, or any other special day with us on a San Francisco brunch cruise or a San Francisco dinner cruise. A Hornblower cruise is also the ideal way to see the San Francisco Bay Lights, glittering in fantastic light shows on the Bay Bridge through 2015.
Hornblower offers private chartered yacht events and experiences, including San Francisco weddings; San Francisco birthday parties; San Francisco anniversary parties; San Francisco corporate events, including meetings, parties, and team-building events; and school events, including San Francisco grad night, San Francisco prom night, and other school dances and events. Our experienced event planners will work with you on every detail, including décor, menus, and entertainment, to help achieve your vision, theme, and goals. On the day of the event, we’ll be with you every step of the way, overseeing everything and making sure it goes smoothly so that you can relax, enjoy the experience, and connect with your guests.
We have a wide variety of delicious menus to suit any taste. On many of our cruises, you’ll start with a welcome glass of champagne. On a dinner buffet cruise, you can travel to every station, including Latin foods, carved roast beef, a mashed potato bar, local vegetables, the pasta of the day, fresh-baked breads, and delicious pastries. On a San Francisco brunch cruise, our buffet is stocked with classic American breakfast dishes—like thick slabs of French toast, smoked bacon, and crispy home fries—plus plenty of seasonal lunch entrées and richly decadent desserts. When you charter a yacht for a private cruise, the menu selection is all yours.
Our impressive fleet of seven remarkable vessels provides you with a wide variety of distinctive venue options, from the more intimate yachts, like the Commodore Hornblower, Sunset Hornblower, and Pacific Hornblower, which can accommodate 110 guests, 140 guests, and 149 guests respectively, to the magnificent San Francisco Belle, a historic landmark recalling San Francisco’s Barbary Coast days, which can hold up to 2200 people. The San Francisco Belle is perfect for major large-scale events, including San Francisco charity events, San Francisco corporate holiday parties, and San Francisco corporate launch parties. Our other San Francisco boats include the Empress Hornblower (up to 250 guests), the San Francisco Spirit (up to 550 guests), and the California Hornblower (up to 750 guests). And for dockside events, we also have the historic ferryboat Santa Rosa, where the views are still fantastic (up to 150 guests).
Teach employees to tackle new challenges with a team-building event on Angel Island. Hold your San Francisco holiday party on a venue that nobody else can beat. Impress your clients with a classic California dinner cruise, and watch the sun set behind the Golden Gate bridge. Celebrate your anniversary with dancing in the open air, under the glittering stars.
Looking for the perfect place to hold your San Francisco wedding? Hornblower has plenty of options for all kinds of weddings, including intimate gatherings of family and friends to large-scale formal events with four-course sit-down dinners. We have 32+ years of experience hosting San Francisco weddings, including San Francisco daytime weddings, San Francisco evening weddings, San Francisco wedding ceremonies, San Francisco receptions, and now San Francisco gay and lesbian weddings. We also host San Francisco rehearsal dinners and bachelor and bachelorette parties. Gather your friends and family for the most important day of your life—and treat them to an experience that they’ll never forget.