With the beautiful San Francisco Bay views and famous skyline, the Bay Area boasts a large array of party boat rental companies. Each company has different amenities, prices, and overall customer satisfaction rates. Here is a list of the top party boat rental companies and what they offer, brought to you by Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area Marketing Consulting Firm.


Just Dreaming San Francisco Bay Private Charters

Just Dreaming Private Charters is a much smaller charter company, but still boasts great amenities with a private, intimate setting. The yacht can accommodate up to 42 people comfortably, and provides a large fore with Gatsby-esq decorum. On board and on shore catering options are available, as well as, a full service wet bar . Although not as flashy or large scale as its counterparts, Just Dreaming Private charters provides a smaller, more affordable rental option with strong amenities and great location adjacent to San Francisco’s AT&T park at Pier 40 in San Francisco.

Interested in learning more? Visit http://justdreamingyacht.com/ or reach out during regular business hours at (415) 294-0681

Commodore Cruises & Events

Commodore boasts a spectacular fleet and luxury décor at its homeport in Alameda on Mariner Square Drive. Don’t let that fool you though; they service another 10 ports in the San Francisco Bay including San Francisco’s Pier 40 directly adjacent to AT&T Park. They contain 6 yachts in their “wine” fleet ranging in capacities from 120 to 350 and names from Cabernet Sauvignon to Merlot. Commodore hosts any special occasion imaginable from corporate to holiday events, weddings, Bar Mitzvah’s etc. Their menus are arranged in a tier system, allowing for a wide range of choices. They also can provide a personal Sommelier for the perfect wine pairing with any menu chosen. This family owned company has been a premier party boat rental company for 30 years on the San Francisco Bay, and continue to provide top of the line service for Bay Area events.

Interested in learning more? Visit http://www.commodoreevents.com/ or reach out during regular business hours at (510) 337-9000


With docks at Pier 3 in San Francisco and Marina Boulevard in Berkeley, Hornblower boasts one of the biggest fleets in the Bay Area. They offer 6 different yachts for party rental ranging in capacities from 100 to 400 people. Hornblower hosts many private events including dinner celebrations, birthdays, weddings, late night cocktail cruises, etc. They also provide a wide selection of food options with 3 different menus and 3 different styles including seated dinners, hors-d’oeuvres, or buffet style. Hornblower is the most versatile party boat rental company, and can offer almost anything to its guests making it the premier party boat rental company in the Bay Area.

Interested in learning more? Visit https://www.hornblower.com/ or reach out during regular business hours at (510) 849-6677

Passage Nautical Enterprises

Located in Jack London Square and Brickyard Cove Marina, Passage Nautical Enterprises provides a unique option for event yacht charters. With over 10 available boats for charter, Passage Nautical has the biggest selection for your rental desires. The beautiful fleet can cater to your small scale events and allows for you to bring along your own refreshments or they can provide you with options to book a catered experience with their restaurant partners. Passage Nautical provides a large choice selection, affordable rates, and state of the art charters allowing you to create an event catered to your exact provisions.

Interested in learning more? Visit http://passagenautical.com/ or reach out during regular business hours at (510) 864-3000

Yacht Connections

Located at Pier 40 in San Francisco, Yacht Connections hosts luxury events on its two beautiful yachts. Containing both a smaller intimate choice and a larger spacious option, Yacht Connections is able to cater to the event you desire. The elegant custom yachts are beautifully crafted and decorated and are sure to provide the luxury event you desire. Yacht connections contain private event packages and a large array of choices for food, drink, and entertainment. With high customer satisfaction in both appearance and planning/execution, Yacht Connections is a sure bet for any event.

Interested in learning more? Visit http://www.ycicharters.com/ or contact during regular business hours at (650) 737-8093

Empress Events

If you want to host a perfect event on the San Francisco Bay then Empress Events should be your choice. Located in Sausalito, Empress events boasts amazing reviews, complete full service for your event, and a beautiful state of the art yacht fleet. Any request imaginable, Empress can execute. Capacities for their fleet range from 150-2000! With a large array of choices in food, drink, entertainment, Empress is able to plan and achieve a perfect event. Their yachts contain fully stocked top shelf bars, a private chef with each event, hardwood dance floors, high tech entertainment system with DJ, and 4 High Resolution flat screen televisions. Empress Events enjoys the highest quality amenities and a first class staff that are sure to make your event perfect.

Interested in learning more? Visit https://www.empressevents.com/ or contact during regular business hours at (415) 332-3291


Do you own a yacht charter service? Or are you interested in learning more about the yacht charter business? Contact Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc. by visiting our website at https://piedmontave.com/contact-us/ or scheduling a free, 30 minute consulting call. We specialize in content marketing, brand awareness, public relations, and business consulting for the San Francisco Bay Area. We can help you generate revenue for your yacht charter service, or gain impressions for your event planning service.

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