Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Since we’ve been captaining more and more charters for prospective brides and their bridal parties who want photo-worthy destinations, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek into what goes on when we host a Bachelorette Party on board one of our beautiful yachts for Brides-to-Be.

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Getting Nauti With My Crew

Brides usually opt for a three- to four-hour charter, and love to include fun details like a bridal party theme, matching outfits, and even specially-designed shirts and insulated beverage mugs for the maids of honor.

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Bachelorette Party – Bride Gang!

This group, partially from Orlando and others from as far as California had fun with the theme. All the ladies were sporting black bikinis except for the Bride-to-Be, who wore white. Can you spot her? A new tradition is born!

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Boarding the Yacht

First, everyone hopped on board the 40-foot Lagoon “Coquina” for a group photo shoot, then we divided the ladies into groups of no more than six per boat, as required by the Coast Guard, then loaded food and beverages on board each boat.

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Getting Underway

Everyone kicked off their shoes, we headed out of Camachee Cove, St. Augustine, Florida, raised sail, and the two sailboats quietly got underway.

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Sailing the River

After an easy sail down the Tolomato River with music playing and boats passing by, the captains – myself and Chuck – decided the conditions were right, and we chose to anchor in Salt Run.

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Anchoring and Rafting Up

Chuck anchored “Coquina” first, dropping fenders in the internationally-understood “come alongside” invitation, and I pulled our 34′ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey “Rendevous with Destiny” alongside for a fun raft-up on the water.

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Hand Me a Shot, I’m Tying the Knot!

After rafting was completed, toasts declared and glasses clinked; a safety line was deployed off each boat’s stern, the swim platforms opened, and fresh hot and cold running water showers at the stern readied for use.

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Going for a Swim

Once a quick depth and jellyfish check were conducted, the “pool” was declared open, and everyone jumped in! Several group and individual photos were taken of the party group.

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

#SummerBrideTribe

Alternately swimming and standing, everyone cooled off in the salt water, then headed to the bow of “Coquina” for some Instagram-worthy photo opportunities. Movie starlet sunglasses required!

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Instagrammable Moments!

While boats passing by cheered and waved, the girls snapped away and quickly posted photos on social media for everyone else to enjoy, then got back to their toasts and sunbathing – with reef-safe sunscreen, of course!

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

For more inspo, here’s 77 Summer Bachelorette Party Hashtags That Veil Get You All The Likes.

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Lunch on Board

After a light lunch, everyone opted for another brief refreshing swim and a couple more group photographs.

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Heading Back to the Marina

The ladies swapped boats for the ride back to the marina, enjoying the breeze and interesting waterway traffic.

Booking Your Own Private Charter

If you would like to book a charter – bride or not! – contact us at 800-683-7245, or check our website at St. Augustine Sailing. Under “Charters,” look for “Captained Charters” to see our gorgeous new Jeanneau yachts available for your trips. You also can find us on Instagram and Facebook!

If you want to see more of the two sailboats I mentioned in this article, you can see them here on Our Fleet page.

, Bachelorettes on Board // Captain Charters for Brides-to-Be on Beautiful Yachts // Last Sail Before the Veil

Sunscreen Awareness

For wearing spray sunscreen, make sure to apply it on the dock downwind of the boat. If it gets carried onto the boat, it can make the boat slippery as well as discolor the fiberglass.

Aerosols are not great for the environment, so it’s best to use a mineral based, non-nano reef-safe version like Stream2Sea. Even the bottles are environmentally friendly; totally biodegradable. Stream2Sea has generously given me a discount code “KimW” for you to use at the checkout at checkout to save 10%.

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