Ultimate Guide: What to Wear to a Boat Party for an Unforgettable Sea Adventure

Boat party outfit

Deciding what to wear to a boat party is often the first thought that crosses your mind upon receiving an invite, overshadowing even the excitement and celebration that awaits. Club Canary, a luxury tour company based in the Canary Islands, specializes in organizing daily private boat trips and exclusive boat parties for our clients. Drawing from our rich experience and client feedback, we’ve curated essential style tips for your next sea soirée.

Boat parties stand apart from typical social gatherings. They promise an unparalleled blend of fun and freedom, occurring at various times throughout the day and often featuring spontaneous dips in the ocean. Therefore, your outfit choice for a yacht party should not only align with the elegance of evening wear but also offer comfort and versatility for daytime activities and swimming.

The ideal yacht party attire balances glamour with practicality, ensuring you look stunning under the dazzling lights without feeling out of place when the party transitions from deck to sea. Here’s how to strike the perfect balance for your next boat party ensemble.

Girls having lunch on boat party

How to dress for a boat party

In general, dress codes for nautical parties vary from casual to smart depending on the event. We think the key is to choose a fairly casual outfit. Flowing dresses and skirts, soft trousers and comfortable shirts are ideal. 

Don’t forget that you can always use a stylish one-piece swimming costume, such as a bodysuit to wear under shorts, trousers or a skirt and a bikini top to offset any bottom style. Just make sure the swimming costume is simple if you plan to wear it as an outing outfit.

For the men, the choice is less varied, but we advise you to opt for an equally casual outfit as the women.

Go for a plain t-shirt and swimming shorts or if you want something a bit more formal, a polo shirt or linen shirt and trousers will do the trick.

Most importantly, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit! 

Boat trips are all about having fun, so don’t feel like you have to dress up. A simple, casual outfit is perfect for a boat trip.

What kind of textiles to wear and what about colours

The nautical colours of black, blue and white will work wonders when complemented with bright colours such as green, yellow and bright red. These are the colours that make you feel relaxed and ready to party.

Did you know that many people’s favourite summer fabric is linen? Linen clothes will keep you cool and stylish, even if they get wrinkled. Pair linen with nautical shorts to bring out a cute, sailor-inspired look.

Trust us, with our tips you’ll be perfect for your party!

Two young ladies enjoying the front view on a sailing boat during their private boat cruise Tenerife, embodying the joy and freedom of the open sea.
A group of friends is dancing at the front of a boat with coktails in hand at sunset
Two girls relaxing on sun pad cushions aboard a boat, enjoying sushi while basking in the serene atmosphere of their Tenerife sunset cruise.

What to bring for a boat trip

If you want to have a perfect boat trip, don’t forget this:

  1. Your towel
  2. A pair of sunglasses
  3. Sun cream
  4. Your swimming costume
  5. A change of clothes

A change of clothes is not compulsory, but is often recommended. You never really know what can happen on board a boat and it is better to be prepared in case your clothing gets wet.

When you take a boat trip or go to a boat party, you enter a new world! The world of infinite freedom awaits you, with its fresh sea breezes and endless expanses of water. Savour the beauty of the sea beaches and immerse yourself in the sea water for a divine feeling. A boat ride is simply exotic and rejuvenating when you sail with your friends or family members. Go ahead and make unforgettable memories on your boat ride!