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Experience a San Diego Daytime or Sunset Cruise Private Boat Events

From banquets and birthday parties to meetings, team building, and corporate gatherings, the Bahia Belle and William D. Evans make private boat events in San Diego something far from ordinary. Events aboard Bahia Belle or William D. Evans include exceptional food, panoramic views, and outstanding service.

>Whether you opt for an intimate sunset, dinner, or a festive party cruise that includes renting the entire boat for your special day, Bahia Belle Cruises can make any occasion unforgettable.

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A Venue Unlike Any Other

A Victorian-style paddlewheel boat, the Bahia Belle, exudes a timeless 19th-century charm with hand-carved oak, polished brass, and winding staircases. The impressive custom-built William D. Evans, extends more than 100 feet in length and includes three handcrafted wooden masts, a twelve-ton paddlewheel, ornamental pressed tin ceilings, and stained glass skylights. Both feature an open-air third-level deck ideal for enjoying extraordinary views of Mission Bay.

Make memories aboard one of our two unique sternwheeler boats, the Bahia Belle and the William D. Evans.

To learn more about private boat events, call (858) 539-7720

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The Bahia Belle and William D. Events provide an extraordinary ambiance for any type of event. Explore past Mission Bay gatherings aboard our sternwheeler boats and find inspiration for your wedding, corporate gathering, milestone birthday party, or other special celebration.

We look forward to hearing about your event. Contact us today and we'll help you with any questions you have.

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897 - 1,843 Square Feet | 22x43 - 23x39 Feet

A standout for San Diego meetings, the Bahia Belle is a Victorian-styled sternwheeler boat showcasing custom details including rich wooden paneling, cast iron staircases, and a stunning stained glass skylight. Two interior decks provide spacious rooms for meetings, dinners, receptions, dancing and live entertainment, while an observation deck offers spectacular Mission Bay views.


Reception 130
Banquet 110
Theater 80
Classroom 48
Conference 20

1,400 - 3,200 Square Feet | 36x40 - 36x50 Feet

From the vaulted skylight featuring 50,000 pieces of European stained glass, to the curved teak decks, the 100-foot-long William D. Evans presents a magical setting for events. The ship provides all the modern amenities while still maintaining its 19th century elegance. Specialized catering, themed packages and the latest high-tech AV amenities will make your event a truly memorable experience.


Reception 450
Banquet 330
Theater 200
Classroom 96
Conference 40
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