Let us be your travel concierge

Let’s face it: travel is stressful! Not the part where you’re lying on a beach in Mexico or exploring the streets of Paris. It’s the planning part that can make those other moments hardly worth the trouble. 

That’s where we come in. At Surf City Cruise and Travel, we recognize that your time is best spent poolside, not wracking your brain in front of a computer. Let us provide the attention to detail and extraordinary service you need to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime — while you just sit back, relax, and enjoy.

The world is a big place. Where do you want to go?

Not your average travel agent

Through our concierge-style planning process, we create customized itineraries that focus on unique and authentic experiences, forming memories that will last a lifetime.

Surf City Cruise and Travel will be there for you throughout the process, from before the planning officially begins to the excitement and anticipation of the trip to come. Once your big day arrives, we’re just a phone call or email away throughout your travel experience. Our extensive connections around the world help us to ensure that your vacation, meeting, or event is all you’ve hoped for — and more!

Meet Michelle

After years of planning trips for family and friends, Michelle Pate founded her own company in 2007.

As owner and president of Surf City Cruise and Travel, Michelle uses her extensive background in the travel and tourism industry to provide clients with unique, custom travel experiences around the world.

Michelle’s thirty-five-year marriage to her husband David serves as daily inspiration for her work creating romantic getaways and stunning destination weddings for clients. Together, they’ve traveled the globe and want to make sure others have to opportunity to do so as well.

Michelle and David live in Huntington Beach, California — Surf City, USA. When she isn’t making clients’ travel dreams come true, Michelle enjoys reading on the beach, watching the sunset from the pier with her husband, playing hide and seek with her 5 grandsons, and singing in the choir at their church.


Top Destinations: Mexico, the Caribbean, and Alaska

Specialties: Romance travel, adults and couples-only travel, special occasions, destination weddings, vow renewals, culinary travel, luxury cruises, yacht and small ship adventure cruising, corporate travel including meetings and incentive travel.


  • Sandals/Beaches Specialist

  • Sandals/Beaches Weddingmoons Specialist

  • Hard Rock All-Inclusive Collection WOW Destination Wedding Specialist

  • Cancun Tourism Institute Specialist

  • Barceló Weddings Specialist

  • Iberostar Star Weddings Specialist

  • Paul Gauguin Cruises P.E.A.R.L.S. Specialist

  • ACE Alaska Certified Expert

  • Un-Cruise Adventurist Small Ship Cruising Specialist

Recent Trips:

  • Antigua

  • St. Lucia

  • Turks & Caicos

  • Jamaica: Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Whitehouse

  • Mexico: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Playa Mujeres, Tulum

  • French Polynesia: Bora Bora, Huahine, Moorea, Taha’a, Tahiti

  • The Bahamas: Nassau, Great Exuma, Paradise Island

  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

  • Alaska

  • Florida: Orlando, Miami

  • New York, NY

  • Washington, DC

  • Austria

  • England

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Switzerland

  • Canada

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