Independence Sail


Aboard the USS Potomac

Join us as we celebrate Independence Day in style, with an historic sail across the Bay! Climb aboard FDR’s presidential vessel, the USS Potomac, as we dance and sing and drink the day away!

Originally commissioned in 1934, the USS Potomac served as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Presidential Yacht, and was known as the “Floating White House.” Complete with presidential seal in it’s floorboards and a secret elevator, this beautiful old ship will make a three-hour cruise exclusively for Speakeasy guests on Sunday, July 1. Launching from Jack London Square, we’ll sail along San Francisco’s waterfront, past Alcatraz, and out under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge.

Enjoy handcrafted libations as you are whisked away to a bygone era. Cut a rug on the dance floor as our five-piece dixieland band plays patriotic tunes and other songs from yesteryear. So whether you’re snuggling close to the one you love, or bringing a gaggle of friends and ready to have a good time, this party is not to be missed!

Space is extremely limited. 25 spots have been reserved exclusively for Club 1923 members at a discounted rate. Get your tickets now–and we’ll see you on the Bay!

Included with Admission:

  • Open Bar
  • Appetizers
  • Live Band
  • Ship Tours (with the Potomac’s knowledgeable docents)
  • Julep cups and tiki mug keepsakes

We encourage everyone to dress in their most patriotic Sunday best of the 1920s and ‘30s!

Pricing: $150 per person (includes open bar)
Date: Sunday, July 1
Check-in: 1pm
Board: 1:15pm
Departure: 1:30pm
Return: 4:30pm

Potomac HQ: (510) 627-1215
Pick up and drop off location: 540 Water St, Jack London Square, Oakland CA 94607
Parking: Washington St. Garage ($2.50/hr, $13/full day)
Duration: 3 hours