Catch a Glimpse of a Berkeley Party

Now that you’ve had a sneak peak at a party on the Star of India, I’d like to give you the insider’s guide to the Berkeley Ferryboat.  She is one of our most popular party venues and never disappoints!

Bar on the Berkeley For starters, the Berkeley has a built-in bar that is perfect for refreshments for any party.

Berkeley Ferryboat Venue with Dance FloorIn front of the bar is a large dance floor that can be used for dancing, mingling, or even be transformed into a seating area for larger dinners or receptions.

Lounge on the Berkeley FerryboatThe East and West Decks can be converted into posh lounge areas for corporate events or mixers.  The downtown skyline compliments evening events on the East Deck, and the waterfront views are spectacular off the West Deck.

Catering and Tables at Event VenuesOur preferred caterers, San Diego Catering Company and Continental Catering, can create the perfect table setting for any theme and their concoctions are admired all over San Diego.

Berkeley Ferryboat Photo OpsFinally, any event aboard the Berkeley Ferryboat comes with fun and memorable photo ops!

Hope you enjoyed the tour–check back soon for a look at another one of our historic ships.

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

An Inside Look at a Star Party

We have been hosting private events and corporate parties on the Star of India for 35 years now.  Many of you may have attended a birthday, anniversary, meeting, or even a wedding here with us.  For those of you who haven’t I have assembled some photos to give you a sneak peak at events on the Star.

Captain's Cabin on the StarThe Captain’s Cabin on the Star of India makes for an elegant and refined location for catering and private parties.

Catering stations on the Star of IndiaThe Tween Deck makes for lively catering stations and entertainment as guests can view artwork and artifacts to learn about the ship as they mingle.

Party on the Star of IndiaThe Main Deck offers beautiful waterfront views and has plenty of space for seating, catering, a bar, and even a band.

Corporate Event on the Star of IndiaAs night approaches, company logos can be projected onto her sails and she takes on an air of mystery and intrigue.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the sneak peak.  Stay tuned for tours of our other ships soon!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

 

$300 Discount

With the holidays right around the corner–we wanted to offer you a special treat–$300 off a weekend rental for a party on one of our ships!

Book now; whether it be a future Wedding & Reception, Corporate Event, or any other celebration, and receive $300.00 off the ship rental fee, plus receive an automatic upgrade on your hosted bar package!

Holiday parties

Please print this coupon and present for applicability.

Star holiday parties

Applicable for new bookings only some restrictions apply. Valid for weekend site rentals only. See event coordinator for details. Coupon Code October2012 – Coupon expires October 31, 2012

Hope this helps!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

The Swift Boat Has Arrived

Swift Boat Ceremony

Meet the newest member of our fleet–the Swift Boat.

In 1971, the US Navy donated two Swift Boats to the newly formed Republic of Malta’s Maritime Squadron.

After forty years of coastguard duty, Malta retired these boats from service. In 2011, Malta’s Minister of Defense donated a Swift Boat to the Maritime Museum of San Diego with our promise to preserve her history and to pay tribute to all Swift Boat Sailors from both countries.

The Swift Boat Sailors Association is bringing this Swift Boat to the Maritime Museum of San Diego to be restored and operated on San Diego Bay. Museum visitors will have the opportunity to experience the sound and vibration from two V12 diesels delivering 980 horsepower for high speed runs through the Bay while retired Swift Boat Sailors and docents talk about what it was like to be a crewman in Vietnam, serving as a Quartermaster, Gunner’s Mate, Engineman, Radarman, Bosun’s Mate or Skipper.

Next time you’re down on the Embarcadero, you can check her out!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

The Maritime Ghost Conference is Saturday

Ghost-enthusiasts welcome!  This Saturday is the Maritime Ghost Conference.

Berkeley Ferryboat Ghost Conference

Schedule at a Glance

Friday 9/14
10pm – 2am

  • Paranormal investigation on board the Star of India
  • Paranormal investigation on board the Steam Boat Berkeley

Saturday 9/15

  • Conference Sessions (9am to 5:30pm)
  • Nighttime Mixer (7pm to 9pm)

10pm – 2am

  • Paranormal investigation on board the Star of India
  • Paranormal investigation on board the Steam Boat Berkeley

You can buy your tickets online now to save your seat.

Don’t miss out on the fun.  We hope to see you there!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary