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San Francisco Belle at Pier 3

San Francisco Belle

The San Francisco Belle, built in 1994 in Louisiana, was used as a floating casino on the Missouri River in St. Charles, Missouri. She’s now known as San Francisco’s landmark paddleboat. She features three fully enclosed decks, plus a large sun deck with a canopy cover.  With 30,000 square feet of event space, four bars, a modern galley and an elevator, this vessel can comfortably accommodate up to 1,050 guests for dining.  The Belle is the largest capacity dining yacht on the West Coast. Her classic lines, stern paddlewheel, and ornate detailing recall the elegant riverboats of the late 1800s. Her presence on the bay will capture your imagination with its grandeur and style that is uniquely San Francisco.

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San Francisco Belle in San Francisco Bay

Length: 292 feet

Three Decks 

Home Port: San Francisco

Seated Meals: 1,050 Guests

Buffet Meals: 1,050 Guests

Cocktails: 1,500 Guests

The San Francisco Belle is an ideal location for large-scale events. Her high ceilings and large open decks could accommodate a 6-piece band, dancing troupe, even stilt-walkers. Casino Tables can be placed anywhere on any of the decks. Specialty items such as henna, airbrush tattoo, caricature artists and cigar rollers may be set-up in multiple locations. The space allowed for tables will depend on guest counts. 

Wedding Ceremonies: 

Ceremonies take place on the sundeck with a max of 200 seats. Ceremonies may also take place on the interior decks with seating for 266 with the possibility to accommodate more. 

Handicap Accessibility: 

The San Francisco Belle is very accessible to wheelchairs and passengers with mobility restrictions as there is a wide, flat boarding ramp. All decks can be accessed via elevator, however the sun deck is only accessible via stairs. The restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

The customer service on board was impeccable. From the moment we walked onto the boat we were greeted by the captain and throughout the cruise our server was very attentive.

– Alexander L

I am with Golden Valley High School in Merced California. We had our prom on the SF Belle last night. It truly was the most amazing experience. I can't even begin to thank everyone in your employment enough for their over accommodating assistance. Unbelievably amazing experience dealing with each and every one of the people I talked with. The second DJ they got for us was fantastic. I'm so glad they got him. He was the hit for the kids for sure. They keep telling me they loved him. I think his last name was Green. Thank you for making this experience one of the best I've ever had. I keep hearing the same from the students & staff that were there.

– Victoria G.

Hornblower Cruises and Events helped us realize that any event you can do on land can also be done on the water. The only difference is my guests will remember those views from the Bay much better then any indoor venue.

– Jenna H