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As a family-owned and operated company, Commodore Cruises & Events has been planning dinner cruises, special events and celebrations on San Francisco Bay for 30 years. Our home port is located in Alameda. However, we service 10 other ports around the Bay including San Francisco’s Pier 40, adjacent to AT&T Park.

Our philosophy is simple: provide the very best experience for our guests. Our attention to detail, high quality cuisine, and unparalleled service have established Commodore as the premier event venue on San Francisco Bay.

With Commodore’s fleet of 6 Luxury Yachts accommodating anywhere from 10 to 350 guests, we are sure you will agree that Commodore can plan and deliver celebrations for the most discriminating client. Our yachts feature state of the art facilities, top quality amenities, and a staff that is second-to-none. A party on a luxury yacht is more than just a party on a boat.

Simply call us: 510.337.9000. Our Event Managers can help you plan your next big event!

Meet the Commodore Team

Our dedicated team of experts are ready to make your celebration a memorable, exciting, and entertaining experience. We are always working to exceed your expectations!


Ward Susan Morgan Oakland

Captain Ward Hornblower Proescher – Co-Founder

Susan Dittmar Proescher – Co-Founder

Captain Morgan Proescher – President


Susan Dittmar Proescher:

Susan is the Co-Founder of Commodore Cruises & Events. She graduated from Miami University of Ohio with degrees in French & Education. Following graduation she went on to fly with Pan American World Airways as a flight attendant/purser before becoming co-founder of Hornblower Yachts in 1973. A few years after selling that company with her husband, Ward, Susan co-founded Commodore Cruises & Events in 1986.

Captain Morgan Proescher:

Morgan is a U.S. Merchant Mariner and President of Commodore Cruises & Events. He is a graduate of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. For the past fifteen years, Morgan has had the responsibility of maintaining Commodore’s pristine fleet of 6 luxury yachts as well as running the company’s day to day operations. Morgan is married and has three little girls who keep him busy playing hide-and-seek. When his wife lets him, Morgan enjoys bass fishing throughout Northern California. 


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Captain Morgan Proescher

Commodore Executive Team
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Chef Miguel Porras

Executive Chef

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Jewell Chung

Senior Sales Event Manager

Came Aboard 2013

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Victoria Sablan

Sales Event Manager

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Brenda Wong

Sales Event Manager

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Jared Augustus

Sales Event Manager

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Patricia Ortega

Sales Event Assistant

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Toby Proescher

Outside Events Sales

Commodore’s Preferred Vendors


Benjamin Winter


Susan Bell

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Full Preferred Vendor List Available Upon Request