Author: Carisa

yacht rental vancouver and event bookings
18 Mar 20

Yacht Charters and Event Bookings from March 18th – April 30th, 2020

Dear Friends of Pacific Yacht Charters,  In light of the rapidly evolving concerns of COVID-19 , we wanted to reach out to you as part of the Pacific Yacht Charters family to let you know that the health and safety of you, our clients and staff remains our number one priority at this time.  In response, Pacific Yacht Charters and ‘Off-The-Boat’ Catering has now made changes to our service.  Our Pacific Yacht Charters team is available; however, we will not be accepting bookings for events March 18, 2020 through April 30, 2020.  We will be monitoring the news and following the advice of our health professionals, and will re-assess the situation on a regular basis, and provide further advice as it develops.    We will, however, continue to work with you on your future event plans, assist with rescheduling to alternate dates, and be available to discuss event options.   Any confirmed 2020 events that you wish to postpone can be re-booked for an available date through to December 31, 2022 without penalty.  We understand that these are unprecedented times and please know that we’ll be here when you’re ready to reconnect.  Thank you to everyone for the continuing show of support through this difficult time.  If there is anything Pacific Yacht Charters can do for you, please let me know.  In good health,  Bill Smith  CEO - Pacific Yacht Charters   ...

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Top 5 Corporate Event Ideas for Your Vancouver Business
10 Mar 20

Top 5 Corporate Event Ideas for Your Vancouver Business

You’ve made the wise decision to buck boring hotel ballrooms and other cookie-cutter event spaces to hold your next corporate affair on a yacht. You’re off to a great start. But now comes the hard part - choosing a theme that all in attendance will enjoy, whether the intent is to team-build or simply reward staff for a quarter or annum of success. Look to the following corporate event ideas as inspiration for your next shindig on the sea. 5 Yacht Event Themes That Will Make Your Corporate Event in Vancouver One to Remember South Seas, Hawaiian Style Who doesn’t love a Hawaiian luau themed party? It’s fun in a backyard or patio, but when you take it to the ocean it takes on a whole new facade. Use our corporate event yacht to transport your staff to the South Seas without leaving English Bay. Let us help you offer an adventure that caters to Polynesian fare and tropical cocktails while your aloha-attired staff hulas to the soothing sounds of the ukulele and steel guitar. Vegas Casino A Vegas casino themed night is a timeless concept that your entire company will enjoy. You can set up tables for “friendly” bouts of poker, roulette, blackjack, craps, and other popular table games, with non-cash prizes being doled out to the winners. Even non-gamblers will enjoy dressing up for a night in Sin City on the sea. And remember - what happens on the yacht stays on the yacht, right? A Modern Murder Mystery Murder mysteries in ballrooms and trains have been done to death, but hosting one on a yacht? That’s some other level part planning! This concept has grown in popularity recently thanks to the recent success of Hollywood’s “Knives Out”, featuring an all-star cast of Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more. Murder mysteries offer numerous team building initiatives that foster communication, collaboration, and problem solving. Better yet - they are fun. And no, you DON’T need a large venue with numerous rooms and levels to pull this off. Most modern Murder Mystery parties are done in apartments and condos so a 105-foot-long luxury vessel will do just fine as long as everyone gets into the spirit. Guests are encouraged to dress in garb appropriate to the era (as applicable) and you can even have some fun with menu and cocktail names, as suggested in this article on how to host a murder mystery party. Plus, the event capacity allows you to host up to 240 guests - that’s a lot of potential suspects! Stick With the Season Most corporate events occur around the end or beginning of a fiscal quarter, which coincides with the changing of the seasons. Each season offers an opportunity for a theme. During spring, you may consider an egg-hunt styled scavenger hunt on board the yacht. In the summer, you can do your own carnival theme on the water with toned down (in size/scale) games where staff can win prizes. In the autumn, you can go full-on costume party with Halloween just around the corner. And in the winter, what could be more apropos than a Holiday season corporate event - which we are well renowned for hosting. If Nothing Else, You’re Already on a Yacht! You may be concerned with organizing a menu, cocktails, guest attire, giveaways, and team building activities around a very specific theme like those described above. That’s a fair concern. But once you’ve decided to hold your corporate event on a yacht, you don’t really need to come up with a concept beyond that. That’s right - a company event on a yacht is enough of a concept in itself. Staff, clients, and other guests won’t wonder for one minute why you didn’t give more thought into planning the affair because the venue is enough to impress the most seasoned corporate event attendees.  Book your Greater Vancouver corporate event today before slots fill up for the season to come. Contact Pacific Yacht Charters today to discuss catering, routes, and a variety of custom options....

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Staff Christmas Dinner or Lunch Location Vancouver
09 Oct 19

NEW FOR 2019! COMPANY HOLIDAY LUNCH OR DINNER TABLES

Do you have a small group looking for a unique, cozy and elegant venue to host your Holiday gathering? Make this year's company Christmas gathering a stand out from last year with Pacific Yacht Charters - Vancouver's top luxury event yacht. The Pacific Yacht is offering six opportunities for groups up to 60 people, to come aboard the Pacific Yacht for a delicious dockside Holiday lunch or dinner. Book your table(s) of 10 and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a festive cocktail, and a full buffet meal prepared by our Executive Chef and his team. Enjoy our beautifully decorated yacht, festive music, 5-star food and the camaraderie created at a shared special occasion. Pacific Yacht Charters Dockside - Holiday Table Luncheons + Dinners for Small Groups: Dates: Friday, November 29th, Thursday, December 12th, Thursday, December 19th, 2019 Time: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m | 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Includes: hors d’oeuvres, sparkling welcome drink, buffet, dessert, coffee and tea Luncheon: $65.00 per person* | Dinner: $96.00 per person* Click Below For Menu Details: Reserve today, limited tables available.   For larger parties, check out our Christmas Party Cruise offer.    *plus 20% service, 5% GST. Bar charges additional and can be hosted or offered on a cash sale basis    ...

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Where to Have a Company Christmas Party Vancouver
23 Sep 19

Where to Have a Company Christmas Party

It’s the time of the year to move beyond the planning process and book your staff party for the Holiday season. Too early? Not at all because these events have become an internal part of human resource management which impacts productivity. Many studies show that Holiday parties help improve employee morale and provide an organic opportunity for management and subordinate engagement. Because of this, you need to plan the affair as much as you do a seasonal marketing campaign. As one of Greater Vancouver’s premier event venues and catering service providers, we have become the go-to resource for businesses across the Lower Mainland. We have already provided our guide to successful Holiday party ideas, and now we are having a look at what you need to look for when choosing a venue. 5 Things You Need to Consider When Choosing a Venue for Your Next Company Holiday Season Party 1. Big Enough Yet Intimate This is a very tough one to pull off, as when you need to fit in over 100 to 200+ guests most venues lose the intimate feel that is oh-so important to staff engagement. What happens, is that people break off into cliques and cohesion is left out of the room. Pacific Yacht Charters however, has an impressive capacity of 120 (for a buffet or plated meal) to 250 (cocktail style event) guests, yet the unique layout brings everyone comfortably together. 2. Festive Decor Included Far too many venues require that your company provides the decorative bells, whistles and mistletoe. That adds yet another important item to your party planning committee’s growing to-do list. Plus, it increases your budgetary needs significantly because tasteful Holiday decor is priced at a premium through party season. But with Pacific Yacht Charters, Holiday event pricing includes festive décor, all of which is professionally weaved throughout the yacht, from entry way to dining table. 3. Offers a Festive Menu Decor is certainly instrumental in creating Holiday event memories to last a lifetime, but nothing gets the sugar plums dancing quite like festive fare. Make your event more merry by finding a venue that marries the venue/decor and menu together in one cohesive package. Pacific Yacht Charters has leveraged the talents of renowned Chef Mardy Ra in delivering a mouth-watering Holiday menu for 2019. It’s so delectable that we have to keep it under wraps (online, that is) so please do call us at 604.689.1227 or email for full menu details. 4. Ability to Customize for Your Corporate Culture The only thing cookie-cutter about your staff Holiday event should be the one used to make Christmas cookies. Otherwise, you need a venue that can help you create a custom experience that suits your corporate culture. Pacific Yacht Charters has custom options to apply to your event. For instance, you can have a DJ or live musician on deck, or better yet, have carolers greet your cherished guests as they board the yacht. You will also have the chance to customize the Christmas cocktail menu, and if you really want things to get festive we invite you to include traditional Christmas activities, including gift giving, Secret Santa events, and/or sing-a-longs. View more about our custom options here. 5. Standing Out From “Last Year” The phrase “Last year was better” is the one thing every company’s party planning committee hates to hear. The venue plays a major roll in keeping this sentiment from echoing through the walls of your business on the first workday after the event. By moving the party from your local bar, heritage hall, or god forbid the office staff room and into a yacht you have a shot at claiming the best holiday party since your company’s inception. It’s never to early to book your venue, confirm the menu, and plan party activities. Contact Pacific Yacht Charters today to discuss your unique needs and we will come up with a custom Christmas party solution....

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David Feys - Luxury Yacht Rentals Vancouver and Private Events - Pacific Yacht Charters' Boss
28 Feb 19

Meet David Feys – Luxury Events Director – Pacific Yacht Charters Vancouver

Are you seeking to host a premier class event at one of Vancouver’s most unique party venues? Delivering luxury events is what David Feys takes pride in creating at Pacific Yacht Charters aboard Pacific Yacht. David is celebrated for his work in overseeing only the finest, most memorable events that consistently exceed client expectations. David joined Pacific Yacht Charters in late 2015 after running his own catering and event design business, Feys+Hobbs Catered Arts, for nearly twenty years in Victoria, BC. Originally trained as a chef, he has honed his skills and love of event planning to provide clients with unique, one-of-a-kind events that reflect his love of gourmet cuisine and design.Educated at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, David completed Cooks Training. From there he worked at boutique hotels and for a bespoke catering service. With years of experience under his belt, David launched Feys+Hobbs which was an early adopter of farm-to-table cooking in Victoria. Under David’s direction, Feys+Hobbs became known as the finest catering and event design service on Lower Vancouver Island. David eventually stepped away from the stove and became deeply involved in the planning and designing of unique luxury events across Canada. Today, David provides leadership and vision to the team at Pacific Yacht Charters based in Coal Harbour, Vancouver, B.C.  Since joining luxury event yacht charter, he has expanded the service and culinary offerings aboard the 105ft luxury yacht, which hosts corporate groups, private dinner cruises, weddings and Christmas parties for small groups up to 240 guests reception style. David’s savvy, out-of-the box thinking and insight into luxury events ensures that his clients experience some of the most memorable events ever planned on the yacht. David has become a leader in the Vancouver culinary and catering event market for delivering a true first-class experience. In 2019, David will expanding Pacific Yacht Charters luxury culinary offering to include off-premise catering services for the Vancouver market. Ready to host a unique event with us or learn about our new catering services? Get in contact with David by filling out the form here, or calling us directly. Also, learn more about Yacht Rental Costs and Themed Events here and check out our 3 incredible sailing routes.   ...

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