Are you planning a bachelorette party in Fort Lauderdale? We've got the perfect activity to include on your itinerary for the weekend - a boat cruise! One of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale for a bachelorette party is a yacht charter, boat rental, or some form of cruising experience to get out on the water. With hundreds of boats available in Fort Lauderdale, there's no shortage of options, no matter if your party crew is a huge crowd or just a few girls. You'll be able to find the perfect watercraft for your needs.

First things first, before booking a boat rental or charter in Fort Lauderdale for the bachelorette weekend, make sure you speak with the bride. It's always important to get her wishes first, to ensure that the boat you select and the itinerary you communicate with the captain is going to meet her expectations. Once you've got the picture - start searching your options and rent a boat!

Here are some of our top tips for renting a boat in Fort Lauderdale for a bachelorette party, but these tidbits apply to any sort of event or celebration hosted on the water.

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Yacht Charters for Bachelorette Parties in Fort Lauderdale  

Types of Boats to Rent in Fort Lauderdale for a Bachelorette Party

Rent a pontoon in Fort Lauderdale for a bachelorette party

Pontoon rentals are a popular choice for groups visiting Fort Lauderdale because they provide all the comforts you need for casual cruising without breaking the bank. For bachelorette trips on a budget, a pontoon boat rental is going to be a perfect choice. You can book a pontoon with a captain to take you to all the best spots of Fort Lauderdale, drop anchor for a swim, sunbathe on board and relax while admiring the skyline of downtown.

Yacht charters for bachelorette parties in Fort Lauderdale

For bachelorette parties with a luxury escape in mind, yacht charters are the way to go. On a yacht in Fort Lauderdale, you can enjoy a luxurious cruising experience with a captain and crew to cater to all your needs while out on the water.

Yacht rentals and charters in Fort Lauderdale start around $300/hour, but the price will depend on the level of luxury you're looking to experience, as well as the size of your group. You can search through dozens of available yachts on Getmyboat to find the perfect one for your boat squad.

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Fort Lauderdale Boating Destinations

New River Sandbar

For the classic sandbar party experience in Fort Lauderdale, chat with the captain about cruising to the New River/Intracoastal Waterway sandbar. Here you can take a break from traveling and jump overboard for a swim, meet other boaters who are anchored, and enjoying drinks and sunshine. It's a prime spot during the weekends, expect crowds and lots of festivities going on when you arrive. It's a great way to get an insider look at the boating culture of Fort Lauderdale while visiting for a bachelorette.

Las Olas Beach

In addition to the famous Fort Lauderdale Beach and Park, Las Olas Beach is a waterfront gem of the city that's worth a visit on your boat rental. Cruise to Las Olas Beach if you're looking to walk onshore for bar hopping, checking out restaurants, or just walking around to see more of the sights of Fort Lauderdale. It's a great beach for sunbathing and swimming too.

Overnight to the Bahamas

A boat trip for the committed bachelorette boat crew, an overnight yacht cruise to the Bahamas, is well within the realm of possibility. You can combine your accommodation with your activity and sleep on a boat, cruising to Freeport or Bimini for an overnight stay. Just don't forget to bring your passports with you!

Bachelorette Party Packing List

Before you head out on the water, make sure you have the essentials for the perfect bachelorette party day.

  • Sunscreen
  • White Claw (or your preferred beverages - just check with the captain first. Some charters do not allow glass containers or red wine onboard)
  • Custom bachelorette party swimsuits
  • Your favorite pair of sunglasses
  • Towels
  • A cute sailor hat for pictures
  • Water (preferably in reusable bottles to avoid losing plastic overboard)

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Things to ask your Boat Captain in Fort Lauderdale

If you've never been to Fort Lauderdale before, don't stress. Captains and boat owners who list their boat charters on Getmyboat are local professionals, and they will have no trouble helping you put together the perfect boat day itinerary.

It's recommended to pick an afternoon boat cruise over a morning cruise. That way, your crew can sleep in, relax, and rehydrate before getting out on the water. You can bring lunch along or meet at the docks after to start your boat cruise around Fort Lauderdale. The afternoon is also the prime time for boat parties and sightseeing, so if your group is looking to socialize, you'll have the best chance of meeting other people cruising around Fort Lauderdale in the afternoon hours.

Make sure you inquire about the meeting point or pick-up location for your boat rental, don't forget to ask about what is included in the price, and bring along some extra cash for gratuity at the end of your charter. Iced coolers usually come with a boat rental or charter, but it doesn't hurt to ask!

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Need help planning your bachelorette boat day? Our captains are here to help. Simply search boat rentals in Fort Lauderdale on Getmyboat, find a boat you like, and send a booking inquiry. Ask all the questions you need to be answered, and the captain will get back to you with responses and an offer! Download the Getmyboat mobile app to search and find boats to rent in Fort Lauderdale right from your phone.