USS Potomac

The USS Potomac offers the chance to host an event in a uniquely historical style. Colloquially knows as the “Floating White House”, this incredible vessel was once a US Coast Guard Cutter that was painstakingly converted into a family and business yacht by President Roosevelt while in office. Many distinguished characters over the years have enjoyed excursions on board. The Potomac was even owned in her later years by Elvis Presley.

The Potomac began to decline after FDR’s death. After passing through many hands, including Elvis Presley, she was seized as part of a drug bust. The yacht sank while in Coast Guard custody here in the SF Bay. Sadly normal at the time, the boat was dumped on the East Bay Estuary where she sank into even further disrepair.

The boat was eventually rescued and restored by the Port of Oakland in coordination with private donors including Roosevelt’s son.

The USS Potomac Features:
  • Fantail Motor yacht
  • Comfortable with 40-90 guests for catered events
  • Available for private events Wednesday- Sunday
  • Wheelchair accessible 

This yacht is a classic charmer for birthday parties, weddings, corporate off-sites, Oracle Park Giants baseball games and concerts, anniversaries parties, rehearsal dinners, sunset cruises, memorial services, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Opening Day on the Bay, Mother’s Day, Fourth of July, Blue Angels (Fleet Week), East Bay and Golden Gate Bridge tours.

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Home Port

Jack London Square, Oakland

Alternate Boarding

San Francisco


120 passengers

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