Halloween is a fun fall holiday, not only in the United States but now in many countries across the globe. Halloween parties are the perfect excuse to dress up and get together with friends, and taking your party to the next level with a boat charter is a way to guarantee everyone will have a good time. Tall ships are excellent venues, as they set the mood with a vintage pirate atmosphere.  

Coordinate with your captain to plan the perfect event; from Halloween-themed games onboard, costume contests, special spooky dishes, and other entertainment, you can plan an epic boating experience to enjoy the festivities.

1. Sydney, Australia

Looking to get a taste of the movies during your epic Halloween party? Experience the beautifully crafted and maintained Soren Larsen on Sydney Harbour! Bring up to 75 people onboard this epic boat and sail for a day. The Soren Larsen was one of the last cargo-carrying sailing ships built in 1949. This ship has achieved international fame as a star of the BBC's classic series The Onedin Line, French Lieutenant's Woman, and Shackleton. During filming, she became the first wooden sailing ship to reach Arctic Greenland in seventy years.

Based from Sydney Harbour, Australia, she now provides daily harbor sails, charters, and voyages to remote tropical destinations in the Pacific and around the world.

sydney tall ship

2. Long Beach, California

Planning a Halloween party in SoCal? Charter Tiama, a beautiful schooner ship. Let a captain take you on adventure charters to the Channel Islands, Mexico, and coastal California.

Want to enjoy a “Pirates at the Pier” cannon battle? You can do that on a charter of Tiama with Captain Ed.

3. Key West, Florida

Enjoy Sailing the beautiful Key West aboard the Sailing Schooner "Alden" to enjoy a wonderful day on the waves. Put on your costumes and enjoy a day of sailing on this ship. As the wind fills her sails and she picks up speed the boat will heel over, she’s designed to move faster leaning over to one side – hop up to the high side to enjoy the view and experience a sailor’s life on a lean! Watch out for that sea spray as she runs the waves.

key west schooner

4. San Diego, California

Enjoy this epic pirate ship for up to 25 guests! Come aboard San Diego’s only pirate ship and experience a swashbuckling adventure of a lifetime. Bring food and drinks onboard and pick out a spooky playlist to set the mood.

san diego pirate ship

5. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Embark on a spectacular sail aboard the “Amazing Grace” Topsail Schooner. If you’re in Puerto Rico during a fall vacation, enjoy breathtaking views of the city and the San Juan Bay. Sunset Charters include a premium open bar and appetizers from local restaurants. The captain and crew will ensure your comfort and safety and serve as tourist guides.

san juan schooner

6. Swanage, England

Celebrating Halloween in England? Trick or Treat yourself and your guests onboard this epic sailing ship for a Halloween party. Enjoy a real opportunity for both novice and sailor to try your hand at classic tall-ship sailing around Southern England’s Jurassic coastline. Stop at incredible places like the Isle of Purbeck and the Isle of Wight. Host a Halloween party onboard with ease by arranging with the captain and crew all the details before.

england classic tall-ship

7. Newport Beach, California

Feel the wind in your hair as you glide down the channel, take in the sights of celebrity homes and historic landmarks while you host a costume contest and other Halloween festivities onboard. Sail into the Ocean for great coastal views and the possibility of whale and dolphin sightings, an epic experience to enjoy while celebrating Halloween!

newport beach sailing

8. New York City

Shake up some spooky cocktails and sail around New York City on this Schooner for an epic Halloween party. Enjoy the backdrop of the big apple with up to 28 guests onboard. Continue the party once you dock at some of the best bars throwing Halloween bashes in the city, right off the Hudson.

new york schooner

Are you heading out for a Halloween Party on a boat? We want to see your costumes! Don’t forget to tag us in your photos, and write a review for your captain after the party!