Tips for Partying on a Boat

Boat parties can be a great way to spend some time out on the beach with friends or a way to celebrate retirement. Still, boats and party barges that everyone wants to be on are two very different things, and having a party on the waves can be different than the parties all the landlubbers throw.

First, you definitely want a captain who can steer the boat and who is not drunk, because no one likes that. So, assign a designated captain who will keep the handling and driving under control. Secondly, depending on the number and age ranges of people involved, you might want to install some guard rails or give out life vests to keep everyone safe.

Second, be sure to have adequate seating and some extra towels and folding chairs for all your guests. After all, no one likes sitting on a hard wooden boat as it rocks back and forth. Then if your boat is lucky enough to have a grill and or kitchen on board, fire up some food.

Whether you cook your items ahead of time and bring them with you, grill them on board the ship, or bring other types of party food such as sandwiches or chips and dip, make sure you have enough. Good varieties in terms of food are great too. Also, be sure that you have enough trash bins and storage for your food and waste. Littering isn’t something your party needs to deal with.

Turn the party up!

When the sun goes down, things start to heat up! So, ensure your boat has adequate lighting, whether that is a glow stick, a lantern, your phone, or lighting that has been installed inside the boat. Then the party will go on all night long.

Of course, you’ll want music too, and once you’ve chosen the right playlist for your boat party, then you need to figure out how to play it. You can either get a sound system with speakers installed on the boat or just buy some portable speakers.

Finally, you’ll want adequate room in your boat to have room for people to safety dance, drink, and have a good time without any danger of falling overboard. Parties are fun until someone gets hurt after all! Always be sure areas are wiped down to prevent falls and make sure everyone can see the guardrails and any other hazardous spots.

Staying within sight of the shore can also be a big benefit if something does go wrong, as you’ll instantly know where to go so emergency services can meet you, rather than having to wait for them to start finding you.

Boat parties are always fun, and when they are done with a little bit of foresight, planning, and safety they are even more fun. So, use your boat, gather some food and drink, and bring your friends out to play for a party hard weekend on the water. What could be better?