Location Spotlight: Celebration Cruises
By: Felici Events
Celebration Cruises Santa Barbara is Santa Barbara’s luxury 42-passenger yacht, offering special events and private chartering for an event your guests won’t forget. Captain Fred Hershman and Kathy Hershman are a husband and wife team dedicated to giving you the most exclusive experience you can have in the waters off of Santa Barbara. Celebration Cruises Santa Barbara offers private charters for a gorgeous and memorable event. Their unique features are perfect for weddings, business events, birthday parties, memorials and more!
This is a Ceremony and Reception with overnight accommodations available for additional rental.
Pricing: $ – $$
Site fee: $595/hour.
Areas: Four separate intimate seating areas with comfortable couches and coffee tables, outside and inside seating with spectacular views from the water, sit down seating for up to thirty people on the upper deck, dual level yacht with lots of space, dance floor.
Restrooms: On site
Requirements: They take a deposit of half the charter amount at booking and the balance seven days in advance of the charter date.
Time Allotments: 1 hour minimum required for a chartered event.
Catering: They welcome outside catering or can arrange it for their clients. If clients would like a “potluck” style meal that would also be allowed.
Parking: There are several parking lots along the beach near Stearns Wharf or clients can park on the wharf and the first 75 minutes are free with validation.
Music: They have both MP3 and iPhone capable connections as well as CD, DVD and BluRay players available.
Alcohol Policy: They have a full licensed bar so all alcohol is to be purchased from their bar/bartender. If a client wishes to bring a favorite bottle of wine, there will be a $15.00 corkage fee.
What is Provided: Celebration Cruises offers a staff of captains and crew whose goal is to make their client’s trip safe and memorable.
Decoration: They allow up to 30 minutes of decoration/prep time for the client’s charter. If clients require additional time the cruise director can discuss options.
Insurance: No additional insurance required, but as a planner I always suggest it. Celebration Cruises carry the amount of insurance required by the City of Santa Barbara for the type of business they operate in the Harbor. Potential concerns regarding requirements outside of these limits can be discussed directly with the cruise director.
Cancellation Policy: Celebration Cruises offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If clients are unhappy with their experience their money will be refunded. If the captains have to cancel the trip due to weather or any other reason, they will refund 100% of their clients purchase price. If clients cancel less than 48 hours before departure, Celebration will refund 50% of their purchase price.
Address: 237 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (888) 316-9363