A Nautical Birthday Party On The Water

Are you looking for the perfect way to celebrate a birthday? Look no further than a nautical birthday party! From decorations to activities, there are so many ways to turn a birthday into an incredible one that they’ll never forget. Here are five ideas to help you throw a magnificent birthday party to celebrate the love of the ocean.

1) On the Sea Adventure

Take your child’s birthday celebration to the next level with a private sailing charter in San Diego Bay aboard the Sea Monkey.
This remarkable experience provides up to six guests the chance to explore San Diego Bay like never before, like a trip under the Coronado bridge or the potential to witness the beauty of San Diego’s marine life.

Your family can anchor and swim in Glorietta bay with inflatables, paddleboards and their own selection of music playing on Bluetooth stereo or you can make an unforgettable birthday out in the ocean.
If you adore the ocean, this is an outstanding opportunity to experience sailing. You’ll feel the boat heeling from side to side and experience the ocean swell. You can make it extra special by bringing along cake, drinks, snacks and games.

From sea lions to swimming and beyond, your children will have an amazing birthday party experience that will stay with them for a long time. Make sure to take advantage of this special chance to give your kids a treasured memory on their special day!

2) On Board Experiences

If your child loves the ocean, what better way to mark the occasion than with a nautical theme birthday party?

Let yourself or the kids take the helm, steer the boat, and feel the exhilaration of catching a gust of wind.

You can also play games for all ages on board. A fun game, great for playing on a sailboat, is Pass the Parcel, where each guest takes a turn unwrapping a present with a particular activity or challenge.

We will provide paddle board, floaties and if requested we can arrange a lily pad floaty for the party!
In addition, don’t forget your favorite floaties and a bathing suit if you plan on swimming in the bay.

3) Decorations to Take Onboard.

Birthday decorations are an essential part of setting the perfect atmosphere for the birthday party.

If you’re aiming to surprise your kid who loves the ocean, consider coming early to set up some decorations (check in with the crew beforehand) or bring your desired decorations upon arrival and we can help you set them up.

Some ideas include colorful ribbons, banners to hang inside the vessel, and some sea-themed cups and plates or inflatables with the birthday theme.

You should also build a party playlist beforehand to make the celebration even more special with all their favorite music.

4) Cake!

When it comes to a child’s birthday party, nothing is more important than the cake! As you organize an incredible ocean-themed party for your kid who loves the ocean, don’t forget the cake!

In San Diego, there is a delicious dessert spot in downtown called Extraordinary Desserts. This delicious place has all kinds of cakes and other desserts to choose from that are ideal for any occasion.

From signature cakes and flavors include Black Velvet Cake, Passion Fruit Ricotta Cake, Shangri-la Cake, to Dulce de Leche Cake, which was featured on the Food Network as “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”

So if you want to make your child’s birthday party truly extraordinary, bring a cake and some birthday candles to celebrate your child’s birthday in a unique and memorable way.

Birthday Party Snacks” by The Lamb Family
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5) Boat Snacks

When it comes to kids and birthday parties, snacks are essential! For an under-the-sea-themed birthday party, you can serve some snacks that are both ocean-themed and mermaid-themed.

Kids will enjoy snacking on fish-shaped sandwiches, fish-shaped crackers, or nautically themed cupcakes. Or, for a healthier choice, make veggie boats filled with hummus and celery stalks or set out a plate of starfish-shaped crackers.

For a sweet treat, a tray of cookies shaped like shells or a cake shaped like a fish are sure to impress.

No matter what snacks you choose for your kids ocean themed birthday party, they will certainly enjoy them!


Throwing a sailboat birthday party for your kid is an ideal way to make their special day memorable and personal.

From adorning the boat with colorful signs, ribbons and banners to playing exciting games, this unique experience will be one that your child will treasure forever.
If you have any ideas or questions about arranging the perfect party for your little one, our crew at Sea Monkey Adventures are here to help!

Our goal is to make sure your sailing journey is a momentous one, and an ocean-themed birthday party will surely be that.

We hope you found this post helpful. Thank you for reading, hope to see you on the Sea Monkey soon!