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Dining on Deck – Packing the Perfect Picnic Aboard

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Lunch Cruise

A picnic on the boat makes it easy to take a long boat ride to a new part of our beautiful waterways. No matter what Florida season you’re enjoying on the water packing a lunch cruise and dining on deck is a great way to use your member hours!

For the actual picnic, you’ll need food, drinks and minimal equipment like napkins, plates, trash bags and hand wipes. Most Members prefer picnics of pre-made, individually wrapped sandwiches or wraps but there’s no limit to what you could come up with.

Whether your “picnic” is a simple lunch, hors d’oeuvres for 40 or a five-course meal for eight, rest assured we’ll have the cooler packed with ice and your dock attendant waiting to help you carry your goods to the dock!

#MemberTip Snackleboxes and charcuterie plates are a great way to pack a fun variety of snacks everyone onboard will enjoy!

Dockside Dining

Pulling up your boat to a lovely waterside restaurant after a day of boating or fishing: that is truly living the South Florida dream! One of the best parts of being a Gulfstream Boat Club member are thecountless dockside dining options just a short ride away from your home Club. Call ahead for a to-go order of some of the best local fare, head to the dock for an easy pick up and you’re set for a perfect local Florida day.

We’ve round up all the best dockside dining options near each Club! Click the links below to explore!

Plan a BBQ Ashore

As a Boat Club Member every day is a chance to discover a new beautiful sandy beach, deserted island, or exciting places to anchor. If you’re really looking for an adventurous day consider coming ashore for a shoreside barbecue or picnic!

Many locations near our Clubs provide barbecue grills, so all you may need to pack are some charcoal briquettes, burgers, buns and beverages and you’re set for a great day! Pictured here is Peanut Island in West Palm Beach! This iconic island is just a short ride from our Palm Beach Gardens, Delray and Hypoluxo Clubs!

Not sure youre ready to grill? Delicious, juicy hamburgers are easy to make. Just follow these simple grilling tips for perfect burgers every time. Get ready for a great al fresco meal!

Best Boats for Dining on Deck

22-25′ Pontoon for Cruising

A pontoon with wrap-around seating and an open floor-plan comfortable for up to 10 passengers. Perfect for casual inshore cruising and entertaining, the pontoon creates a conversation space between passengers with plenty of room to move about the boat.

24-25′ Dual Console with Bimini for Sandbar

This bow rider with either a hard top or an adjustable Bimini top is perfect for cruising on the intracoastal. Trimmed with plenty of comfortable seating, storage and enough cooler space for a whole day of snacks and drinks, a 24-25’ dual console is a great choice for larger groups and families with children.

20’ Center Console for Easy On & Off Dockside Dining

The 20’ Center Console is a run-about with a large bow casting deck, plenty of dry storage and a Bimini top for when you need some shade. Comfortable for up to 6 passengers looking for a day anchoring at a sandbar or stopping into a local favorite dockside dining restaurant. This boat is ideal for fishing in shallow waters thanks to the quiet hull and broad deck.

Delicious Ideas for a Picnic Aboard

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This salad is fresh and filling. Use your favorite type of pasta and whatever summer veggies are in your fridge—but don’t forget the Italian dressing.

For a more protein-rich salad, combine the smokey flavors of grilled shrimp and the creaminess from ripe avocados.

If you’re looking for a low-prep recipe, this could be it. Set it to cook the night before your trip and assemble the sticky-sweet sandwiches the day of.

Pack the salsa on the side and dip these juicy, flavor-packed skewers.

This Italian wrap recipe stuffs antipasto favorites like salami, mozzarella, artichoke hearts, & kalamata olives into a low carb tortilla that’s spread with a garlic basil cream cheese. It’s the perfect lunch, snack, or party recipe.

This Asian version of a wrap is satisfying, colorful and loaded with veggies. Dip it in a delicious peanut sauce with ginger and garlic for the perfect healthy mess-free portable snack everybody will love!


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