Invite your friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving onboard your yacht. It’s a nice way to spend quality time with your loved ones while enjoying the Miami shoreline and the South Florida waters.

Why not shake it up this year? Or maybe it’s better to say ‘rev it up this year.’ Invite your friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving onboard your yacht. It’s a nice way to spend quality time with your loved ones while enjoying the Miami shoreline and the South Florida waters.

Holidays don’t have to be boring. You can host an unforgettable get-together on your boat. Here are a few helpful tips to start planning a great party with a Thanksgiving theme.

Thanksgiving celebration onboard Astondoa top Deck yacht


When planning a Thanksgiving party on a yacht, knowing the number of guests in attendance is more important than usual. In order to leave the dock at the right time and be sure to have just the right amount of food, you’ll want your guests to RSVP in advance. 

Thanksgiving Party onboard a Yacht

Whether it’s an intimate affair or a large group, give all the guests on your list time to plan and confirm that they’re coming. It’s also a good idea to send your guests a quick reminder the day before Thanksgiving to confirm the boat’s departure time.


The Florida heat doesn’t let up in November, so you’ll need to plan accordingly. Stock up on yacht entertaining essentials, including ice and drinks. Be sure to take care of fueling and fill up the boat tank beforehand to avoid any unplanned stops or cruising itinerary changes.

Thanksgiving celebration on a Astondoa yacht


If you want to make the Thanksgiving meal yourself, be sure to plan carefully. Take the cooking methods and cooking times into consideration. This is key because your yacht galley has limited storage, oven and refrigerator space. 

Thanksgiving on your Yacht

You will first want to choose between a buffet or sit-down style meal. Then develop the menu around the number of guests and their preferences. Don’t be afraid to try something new; there are lots of recipes available to help you put a fresh spin on traditional Thanksgiving favorites. And this year, why not let guests choose their cake and eat it too at a dessert station.

Many hosts prefer a more relaxing holiday onboard, however. There are some great alternatives in the Miami area. Local yacht catering companies or an experienced chef can make sure the meal is delicious and stress-free. For example,  Miami-based caterers at  Bee Flat are leading experts in providing custom menus and private chefs for yachts. 


Of course, you will want to have plenty of drink options, beer, and wine, ice and garnishes. Plus, every party on the Florida coast should have a signature drink. It’s easy to find enticing Thanksgiving drink recipes that will also complement your menu. This can be a great option if you are not planning to have a full bar.

Celebrating Thanksgiving onboard a Yacht


This year’s decorating trend is to ditch the usual orange and brown tones for an all-white table setting. Even if your Thanksgiving yacht party will be a more casual affair, bring your good flatware onboard to give the meal that luxury feel. 

Thanksgiving Yacht

Popular flower arrangements this year have a muted palette of green and natural tones, which works great for any other decor selections. For a nod to the holiday, consider ordering centerpieces with pumpkins and gourds painted in your chosen theme colors.


Even holidays onboard should feel like fabulous yacht parties, and it’s the little details that give it that luxury touch. We suggest providing shoe boxes embossed with the yacht’s name for each guest to put their footwear in at the dock. You could also have custom cocktail napkins made for the special event.

Become a yacht owner so that you can also host special holiday parties onboard. Contact G Marine to start the process. 

Thanksgiving on a yacht