NYE Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average age per guest?

The median age is 28-44, although we do get some guests in their early twenties, late 40s, 50s and 60s. We tend to get a good mix of couples, singles, small and large groups. Please feel free to visit our Facebook page (CLICK HERE) for images and videos of past events.

Is it a Full Bar on the Yacht?

Yes, all standard beer, wine, and spirits will be served.

What is an Open Bar?

You don’t have to pay for drinks! And yes, this is for the entire yacht cruise (San Diego, Newport Beach, Alameda and San Francisco). Please bring cash for gratuity.

What does the bar consist of?

Boarding glass of champagne or sparkling cider. Hosted Bar includes Domestic beers, House Red and White Wines, Absolut Vodka, Jim Beam Bourbon, Seagram’s 7 Whiskey, Sauza Tequila, Malibu Rum, Christian Brothers, Carolan’s Irish Cream, sodas, coffee and tea. Subject to Change.

Boarding glass of Champagne. Hosted Bar includes a variety of Domestic Beers, House Red and White Wines, Champagne, Concierre Spirits (Vodka, Gin, Rum, Tequila, Whiskey), Jim Beam, water, soda, juices, tea and coffee.  Subject to Change

Hosted Bar Includes Gordon’s Vodka, Gordon’s Gin, Beam 8 Whiskey, Myers’s Platinum Rum, Matador Tequila, Clan MacGregor Scotch, California Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, J. Roget Sparkling, Budweiser, Bud Light, Rolling Rock, MGD, Miller Lite Sodas, Juices, water, Coffee and Tea

Hosted Bar Includes Sodas, Juices, Coffee and Tea.  Faction A-Town IPA, Fat Tire Ale, Coors Light, Coastal Vines Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio, Sycamore Lane Cabernet and Merlot, Wycliff Brut Champagne, New Amsterdamn Vodka and Gin, Bar Code Gold and Silver Tequila, Jack Cross Gold Rum, War Eagle Bourbon, Seagram’s 7 Whiskey, Glengarry Scotch, Korbel Brandy, Carolans Irish Cream and Various liqueurs. Subject to Change.

Will there be food?

Yes, we will be serving at stations, buffet style and/or tray passed apps throughout the night (depending on which yacht you are on). This is part of your ticket price too!

What kind of food will you be serving?

SAN FRANCISCO (Food Stations)
Taco Bar and Fromage & Crackers, Crudite Display, Caesar Salad, Pasta Salad and Petite Sandwiches

ALAMEDA (Food Stations)
Chicken Yakatori Skewer, Artichoke Beignet, Pork Siu Mai, Brochette Caprese, Farmers Market Display and Assorted Desserts

Taco Bar:: South of the Border Station with Chili-Lime Grilled Chicken, Cilantro Spanish Rice and Beans, Salsa Fresca and Salsa Verde, Fresh and Spicy Red and Green Salsas with Tri-Colored Tortilla Chips.  Warm Flour and Corn Tortillas.  Includes Pickled Jalapeños, Carrots and Sour Cream.

SAN DIEGO (Heavy Tray Passed Hors D’oeuvres – Chef Choice)
Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms, Spanakopita, Smoked Salmon Mousse on English Cucumber, Mediterranean Chicken Skewers, Caprese Bites and Mojo pork & black bean quesadillas

What type of music will be on the yacht?

Our professional DJs do an amazing job of keeping the dance floor going all night!  They spin Top 40 dance hits from multiple genres… Pop, Hip Hop, Rock, House and 80s.

Is there a Hotel close by?

Each harbor has plenty of hotel options within walking distance… or a short Uber ride.

Where does the yacht cruise?

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Bay
NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Harbor
SAN FRANCISCO and ALAMEDA: San Francisco Bay

The yacht does not go out on open water and you can hardly feel movement.  Sea sickness is typically not a concern.

What COVID Restrictions should I be aware of?

SAN DIEGO: Masks for Non Vaccinated Participants Only
NEWPORT BEACH: All Guests Must Wear a Mask When Boarding.  May Remove Mask to Eat and Drink.
SAN FRANCISCO: All Guests Must Show Proof of Vaccination and Wear a Mask. May Remove Mask to Eat and Drink.
ALAMEDA: All Guests Must Wear a Mask When Boarding.  May Remove Mask to Eat and Drink.

Is there a coat check?

No, since the yacht will be on the water, no one can walk off with your coat. Everyone typically finds a spot to put their things. In the 18 years of operation, we have not had one theft.

Is there parking?

Each dock has available parking nearby. Each parking situation is a little different. For parking information (and directions) broken down by location, click on one of the following: SAN DIEGONEWPORT BEACH, SAN FRANCISCO or ALAMEDA. We always encourage everyone to arrange some type of car service (Uber, Lyft etc.) to prevent any drinking and driving.

What time does the yacht board? Return to the dock?

SAN DIEGO (Spirit of San Diego Yacht)
Check in will begin at 8:30pm and we will plan to board at approximately 9:00pm. Yacht is scheduled to leave the dock approximately 45 minutes after boarding commences. Please plan to arrive early so you don’t miss the yacht! The yacht will return to the dock at 12:30am but the party will continue till 12:45am. The party starts once you board!
LOCATION: 990 North Harbor Drive, Dock #2, San Diego, CA 92101

NEWPORT BEACH (The Endless Dreams Yacht)
Check in will begin at 8:30pm and is scheduled to board shortly after. The Yacht will leave the dock about 30 minutes after boarding commences. Please plan to arrive early so you don’t miss the yacht!  The yacht will return to the dock at 12:45am but the party will continue until 1:00am.
LOCATION: 2431 W. Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Check in will begin at 8:30pm and we will plan to board shortly after. Yacht will plan to leave the dock about 30 minutes after boarding commences. Please plan to arrive early so you don’t miss the Yacht! The Yacht will return to the dock at approximately 1:00am.
LOCATION of San Francisco Spirit: Pier 3 on the Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
LOCATION of Pinot Noir Yacht: 2394 Mariner Square Drive, Alameda, CA 94501

Is there a dress code?

No, but it is New Year’s Eve so please dress nice.

Is there seating on the yachts?

Yes, there is general seating options on each yacht. These are available on a first come first serve basis. The yachts don’t have seating for all the guests at one time, but there is typically a reasonable rotation of available seats on each yacht.   Guests may purchase a table (subject to availability) for added convenience.  The table fee is per group (any size) and is NOT an admission ticket.  Everyone in the party must purchase an admission ticket.

I bought my ticket(s) online… what do I need to bring to the Yacht?

You should have received an email with a PDF attachment.  The attachment is your tickets.  We will need to scan the QR code to check you in prior to boarding.  If you have not received your tickets via email, please contact us.

What can I bring on the yacht?

You are allowed to bring bags on the yachts but they will be subject to search. No liquids of any kind are allowed on the yacht. If you would like to bring a bottle of champagne or wine on the yacht, please contact us about corkage fees. This must be approved prior to the day of. Also, if you would like to bring some of your own food for dietary reasons or for celebration (cake), please contact us prior to the day of so that we can assist with the coordination. DO NOT bring ANY illegal substances on the yachts.

Is there ADA access on the yachts?

Although boats are not required to have ADA access, some of the yachts have some limited access. Please email us at info@nyeyachtparties.com for further information.

Are there refunds?

Unfortunately there are no refunds on your tickets but we do allow you to transfer the ticket to someone else.  We will provide refunds if there is a cancellation due to any unforeseen Covid restrictions.

What is the age limit?

All cruises are for guests that are 21 and over only.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

714.485.6543 or info@nyeyachtparties.com