Birthday celebrations, surprise parties, and neighborhood parties held on a boat won’t soon be forgotten. Quite often, the same commercial cruise boats that carry dinner, cocktail, or nature cruises, will also charter for parties. Some offer catering, on board music, private spaces, and other services to enhance the maritime festivity. Annual meetings, award banquets, and fund raisers can all be more successful when held against a backdrop of the open water or passing shoreline. A picnic spread on a bench aboard the local ferry can be as memorable as grand feast on a luxury yacht. The common element is boating.