On-the-water experiences for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, and more are now available to book

City Cruises, operator of Northern California’s premier water experiences, has announced its comprehensive list of spring offerings in San FranciscoBerkeley, and Sacramento. City Cruises is a leader in offering unparalleled experiences for guests seeking unique excursions with family and friends. Locals and visitors are encouraged to explore the array of spring offerings and embrace new adventures this season. 


“We’re thrilled to offer an extensive list of cruises that includes favorites like the Premier Brunch Cruise, as well as earlier boarding and cruise hours,” said Chris McKenna, Director of Guest Services, Northern California, City Cruises. “March through May brings some of the best weather in Northern California, and what better way to kick off warmer conditions and longer days than cruising around the Bay or down the Sacramento River!”

City Cruises’ specialty spring offerings in Northern California include:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Cruises (March 17)
    • Sights & Sips,  SacramentoCruise the afternoon away with friends and family on this 1.5-hour excursion, soaking in skyline views and sipping on St. Patrick’s Day-themed cocktails. 
    • Alive After Five, SacramentoThis golden hour cruise is leprechaun-approved. Grab your friends or family, put on some green, and enjoy an evening full of live DJ entertainment and festive sips. (Guests must be 21+)
  • Easter Cruises (March 31)
    • Premier Brunch Cruise, San Francisco and BerkeleyHop on this two-hour adventure that includes a chef-prepared buffet meal, bottomless mimosas for guests 21 and older, breathtaking views of the city skyline, and of course, a special visit from the Easter Bunny.
    • Premier Dinner Cruise, San FranciscoJoin us for a joyous Easter dinner that is as scenic as it is festive! Guests will enjoy a spring evening on the San Francisco Bay with a chef-prepared plated meal, craft cocktails, and exceptional service. 
    • River Cruise, Sacramento: Enjoy the crisp, spring air and set out on an Easter voyage with family or friends. This cruise offers incredible views from the Delta King to the Tower Bridge, which make for amazing photo backdrops.
  • Mother’s Day Cruises (May 12)
    • Premier Brunch Cruise,  San Francisco and Berkeley: Start a new tradition the whole family will enjoy and celebrate Mother’s Day on the water! Guests will enjoy a chef-inspired buffet with a selection of wine, champagne, and classic cocktails, in addition to live entertainment and unforgettable San Francisco Bay views.
    • Premier Dinner Cruise, San FranciscoTreat mom to something special this year. Celebrate with dining and drinking from our interior, or soak in the picturesque backdrop of San Francisco’s twinkling skyline from our outdoor decks.
    • Sights & Sips, SacramentoCreate treasured family memories with a 1.5-hour cruise that features scenic Sacramento views, a full bar, and live DJ entertainment.
    • River Cruise,  SacramentoSpend the afternoon enjoying the beautiful California weather and taking in some of Sacramento’s legendary history with Mom. Cruise by Old Sacramento’s famous historical sites, and hear fascinating stories of the state’s capitol.
  • Cinco de Mayo Cruises (May 5)
    • River Cruise, SacramentoOur Cinco de Mayo Cruise along the Sacramento River is sure to create an unforgettable afternoon. Grab friends and family to embark on an hour of fun with margaritas, small bites, and skyline views. 
    • Alive After Five, SacramentoJoin the fiesta on the water! Enjoy fresh river breezes as you feel the beat and dance to the tunes from our onboard DJ. (Guests must be 21+)
  • Memorial Day Cruises (May 27)
    • River Cruise, SacramentoCommemorate Memorial Day on board a beautifully decorated yacht along the Sacramento River, soaking in the late spring sun with your friends, family, or special someone. 
    • Sights & Sips, SacramentoThere’s no better way to kick off the start of warmer weather and longer days than an afternoon on the river! All ages are welcome on this cruise, which includes a full bar, live DJ entertainment, and picturesque views. 

In addition to these spring cruises, City Cruises also offers numerous year-round experiences that are perfect for spring, like the Premier Bottomless Brunch Cruise offered at the San Francisco port, and the Sights & Sips Cruise offered at the Sacramento port.  

About City Experiences:


City Experiences represents Hornblower Group’s expansive portfolio of water- and land-based experience companies and includes two sub-brands: City Cruises and City Ferry. City Cruises companies operate dining, sightseeing and private events across 22 destinations in the U.S., Canada and the UK.  City Cruises companies also operate cruises on behalf of the National Park Service and the Niagara Parks Commission and currently hold service contracts to provide ferry service to the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, Alcatraz Island and Niagara Falls.  City Ferry companies offer specialized  knowledge and expertise required to transport passengers, vehicles and other cargo safely across inland and coastal waterways, serving as operator of NYC Ferry and Puerto Rico ferry system, among others.  City Experiences’ portfolio of companies also offers a range of water- and land-based experiences including shore excursions, partner-offered experiences, multi-port packages, with companies including Venture Ashore, Walks and Devour Tours.  For more information visit cityexperiences.com.