Evening in the Bay: Cruise

As twenty-somethings it is easy to get caught up in your work, social circle, and life in general and forget to give back to the world. Our lives are a bit hectic and we don't have a lot of time to set aside each week to volunteer as we would like. Never the less, one of our joint New Year's resolutions was to participate more in philanthropic events and activities. 

Our Mom works at the local high school where there are many opportunities to help out - whether participating in a charity 5k run to raise money  for school scholarships, volunteering at the Special Olympics, or even just by purchasing tickets for fundraisers, etc. Which leads us to our latest adventure...

Everyone remembers their high school Prom (tho not always fondly, lol) and when our Mom mentioned that they were looking for chaperones for Prom, we jumped at the chance. This Prom is a bit different than your average dance though, as it was on a boat in the San Francisco Bay! We never got to go to the same Proms in high school so it was really fun to pick out dresses and relive some of the excitement of getting ready together and taking photos. Our younger cousin J was also coming as a guest date, which made it even more fun! As chaperones we helped at checked-in, monitored the bus ride to San Francisco, and generally made sure everyone was having a fun, yet safe time. 


Volunteering and giving our time for the event was fun, and rewarding. We enjoyed it so much we are already planning to volunteer next year! The cruise was an incredible way to see the city from a new perspective and we would recommend it to anyone. We know that chaperoning Prom isn't everyone's cup of tea so we have selected two other cruise options we think would be just as fabulous an evening in the bay:

Won't break the bank option: California Sunset Cruise

  • 2 hours long

  • Live music, and small bites served

  • Bar on board (we hope they have bubbly!)

Adult tickets run $64 a person. Prices are subject to change depending on date and availability.

Splurge option: San Francisco Dinner Dance Cruise

  • 2.5-3 hours long

  • Live music, and a 4-course meal of locally sourced ingredients.

  • If you want to splurge further you can reserve a window seat that comes with a bottle of bubbly. Cheers!

Regular tickets are around $270 each, and the reserved window seating with bottle of bubbly goes for $315 each. Prices are subject to change depending on date and availability.

Once you pick a date and a cruise we suggest checking the weather so you know how to dress appropriately. We saw a fair few of dresses billowing in the wind! Luckily if you dare to wear a dress and it turns out to be a foggy night in San Francisco, as they do so often, you can cozy up inside the cabin and still have a great view! Make sure to bring a camera because you'll be taking pictures all night long. Enjoy!

xxx Ivy & Eve

Outfit Details:

Eve's dress J Crew (sold out) | Ivy's dress Von Vonni Transformer  

Have you been on one of these cruises? Or do you have another one you suggest? Please comment below we would love to hear what you think!