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7 Ways to Save on a Charter

Posted on May 28, 2019

Sail in style this summer without breaking the bank! See seven ways to plan your private cruise event to maximize your budget.

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Book your boat for earlier in the week.

Start your week right with a par-tay! Charters booked for Sunday through Tuesday evenings have a reduced minimum cruise time and reduced hourly rate. Cruising earlier in the week also gives the option of a cash or consumption-based bar as opposed to per person drink packages.

Start your day on the water.

Hop aboard one of our beautiful boats for a breakfast or lunch cruise Monday through Thursday. With a minimum sailing time of only two hours, this option is budget-friendly for those who want to brunch on a yacht like the Real Housewives! Go light with mimosas or forgo the morning cocktails and fuel up with coffee and juice.

Skip the sit-down.

While certainly elegant, sit-down dinners can be expensive. Opt for delicious cuisine on your budget with our variety of catering options. Passed hors d’oeuvres or a hearty buffet are just as filling and allow your guests to roam the boat freely. Or, host a nautical pizza party with catering from Gino's East as guests take in the skyline from every angle.

​Be your own DJ.

All of our boats are equipped to turn your iPhone into the ultimate jukebox. As you’re working on your summer playlist, consider skipping that live band or DJ and just playing your own tunes - we know you would have requested your favorite songs anyway!

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Dinner and a show!

Besides taking in the sights, socializing and swaying to your favorite songs, what can you do to entertain your guests? Become the hostess with the mostest by celebrating with a fireworks show. On Wednesday and Saturday evenings in the summer, fireworks are included in the price.

All decked out (already).

With the dazzling city as your backdrop who needs fancy decorations? The upper deck of the boat provides endlessly rotating 360-degree skyline views while the interior salon is elegantly appointed with mahogany and brass tones and stately picture windows. So sure, adding centerpieces or other furniture can be nice, but with or without, your event will absolutely shine.

Get in touch with your zen side.

Mix up your office outing with a morning or post-work stretch session while cruising idly down the river aboard a private yoga cruise. Charter select mornings and evenings and enjoy a 45-minute instructor-led session followed by time to wind down, socialize and enjoy the views. Add some healthy snacks and waters to the session, or finish with a refreshing cocktail and healthy, light bites to complete a most memorable journey.