Island Queen Cruises & Tours offers the very best venue to host any special event in Miami. Our dazzling yachts have hosted spectacular wedding and anniversary parties, corporate events, bar and bat mitzvahs celebrations, quinces and sweet 16 parties, holiday parties, prom and graduation events, burials at sea and more.

Browse our special occasion charters below!

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

A Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah is an extremely important rite of passage and deserves a memorable location where you and your family and friends can celebrate in style. Kids and parents can enjoy separate recreational areas that fit their different tastes. We have a lounge area where the parents and more mature crowd can sit and relax while the children are partying on the main deck. Dance floors and karaoke are available on the deck with a lounge for hanging out.

Our charter coordinators can implement and organize a unique theme that personalizes the vessel according to your child’s taste. Is your honoree a sports fan? One recent Bar Mitzvah chose to decorate our yacht entirely with Miami Heat memorabilia, including centerpieces decorated with authentic uniforms of actual NBA players. And that’s just one possibility out of an endless set of thematic options. The entire event can reflect the distinct personality and taste of the guest of honor, resulting in an once-in-a-lifetime celebration that will be cherished by family and friends for years to come.

We are sensitive to the needs of many of our Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah clients to follow strict Jewish traditions, such as a required blessing of the vessel by a Rabbi prior to the event. We will easily accommodate this ritual, as well as an adherence to a strictly kosher cuisine. Our company can either provide kosher food by an outside Jewish chef or we will allow you to utilize your own kosher catering. No matter how strict your family’s adherence to Jewish traditions, we are happy to completely accommodate your needs.

Island Queen Cruises & Tours will work with you to ensure that your child’s friends and family are completely blown away by the most memorable Bar or Bat Mitzvah of the season. Let South Florida’s gorgeous waterways set the stage for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Quinces/Sweet 16 Parties

Whether your daughter is celebrating a Quinces or a Sweet Sixteen, your little princess will be under pressure to stand out from a crowded pack. Island Queen Cruises & Tours can provide an exciting alternative that will elevate your daughter’s event to the top spot in her social circle. Let our trained staff personalize this special day to fit your child’s personality and interests and craft an unforgettable occasion that will thrill family and friends. Take advantage of stunning vistas from the middle of Biscayne Bay that will provide a unique backdrop for photos your family will cherish forever.

Burial at Sea

Scattering ashes at sea is an alternative to other forms of scattering ceremonies. Benefits of this very spiritual event include: affordability, wishes of the deceased and a nautical background for a beautiful occasion, among other things.

Island Queen Cruises & Tours participates in Cremation Scattering Ceremonies in Miami. We have provided this service to several families for the past 5 years. Our captains are very respectful and graceful in working with families wishing to have a burial at sea. Each captain is familiar with Florida regulations and can recommend locations that are calm and scenic, in order to conduct a graceful scattering ceremony.

You can reach us at 305.379.5119 and let one of our specialized consultants help you plan your next private yacht charter today.

Holiday Parties

Each year companies try their hardest to think of original concepts for their holiday parties and resort to the same old ho-hum standbys. This year, let us help you celebrate the season with an onboard holiday party they’ll still be talking about in the summer. With yachts to accommodate all size companies and corporations, we guarantee that your clients and employees will appreciate this unique experience that will stand out from the rest of the holiday hoopla.

Most holiday parties are in the months of November to December starting immediately after Thanksgiving, and throughout this extremely busy period, weekends book up quickly. Many companies start planning their parties in May or June, so it’s never too soon to start booking your annual event. Even if you’re running late in booking your holiday bash, our company will make every effort accommodate all corporate clients.

Whether your firm prefers the freedom and simplicity of a cocktail cruise or the more formal pleasures of a sit-down menu charter, there are no limitations to the type of charters each company can request (though minimum guests could apply to certain yachts.)

Island Queen Cruises & Tours is also pleased to provide price breaks to companies that reserve for Mondays and Tuesdays. Even small companies with employees numbering less than twenty have the opportunity to treat their multi-tasking staffs to a holiday party beyond their expectations.

Prom/Graduation Parties

With an abundance of schools in the South Florida area, exciting venues for a prom or graduation party are few. Reject the typical barn-like auditoriums and moldy reception halls for a far more memorable vessel when you book your bash on one of Island Queen Cruises & Tours signature yachts.

These important rites of passage will forever resonate in the lives of the thousands of students that graduate every year. Yet setting such an influential celebration aboard one our mega-yachts will certainly make the experience all the more extraordinary. By combining a key coming-of-age event like a prom or graduation party with a cruise along the coastline, your school will break from the pack and be the talk of the town.

With dance floors and state-of-the-art sound systems that provide three different music settings to set the right mood on any level of one of our yachts. Students are able to create a different ambience for each room, giving every student a chance to enjoy different aspects of the party. A fully operational DJ booth on the main floor allows a live emcee to spin tracks by special request.

For parents and faculty that may have misgivings about allowing their children and students to book proms or graduation parties on our yachts, Island Queen Cruises & Tours understands and shares your concerns. That’s why our first and most important concern is safety. Each of our eight vessels is routinely inspected twice per year and certified as safe by the United States Coast Guard, a status that is necessary to secure our occupational license and obtain insurance. Copies of insurance certificates are provided to anyone who requests them.

Parents and administrators also worry about maintaining proper adult supervision to ensure that the party stays in control. We address this issue by overstaffing our vessel with food servers, managers, mates and other employees who are constantly roaming the vessel and maintaining a watchful eye on the proceedings. Prior to the event, our company will remove any and every alcoholic beverage from the vessel to quash any possibility of liquor reaching the children. All bags and purses are searched prior to boarding to keep out unwanted substances. Our company maintains that the entire experience will be safe and instrumental in providing your school and children with wholesome memories that will last a lifetime.

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