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The Ultimate Birthday Celebration: Chartering the Chesapeake

Birthdays are a milestone that deserve to be celebrated to the fullest! Most of us have a list of traditions on our special day: cutting cake, eating out with family and friends, opening up gifts…. but many of us would love to commemorate another trip around the sun with something special and unique. What better way to celebrate than being surrounded by friends and family aboard a private luxury yacht?

Recently, one of our Charter Experience Specialists did just that. Her trip was taken with a group of 6 aboard “Southern Accent” a Fountaine Pajot Astréa 42. With 3 cabins, 3 heads, and spacious outdoor and indoor living spaces, this yacht easily and comfortably accommodated the entire group. Amanda and her group of friends had quite the eventful trip from Thursday to Sunday:


On Thursday night, the group anchored in Annapolis Harbor and kicked off the birthday festivities with champagne toasts on the water. They stocked the boat beforehand with food and each couple was assigned either breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is a great way to divvy up the cooking responsibilities. They grilled chicken, steak and shrimp, prepped pasta salads with wraps and salad for lunch, and packed a juicer for grapefruit crushes!


On Friday the party cruised by Thomas Point Lighthouse and anchored in Shaw Bay, which is a protected cove north of St. Michaels. The day was spent swimming and grilling and ended with watching a gorgeous sunset.


In the morning, the group dinghied around and explored some of the local beaches. Afterward, they sailed to St. Michaels and anchored outside to do some more swimming before joining the rest of the harbor boats where everyone anchors for the night. The group watched some sailboat races before walking around the town. After the stroll, they enjoyed waterfront dining overlooking the Miles River at Lighthouse Oyster Bar in St. Michaels and ended the day by setting up an outdoor movie projector for a movie night on the water.


After waking up to a gorgeous view surrounded by water, the party had a delicious breakfast complete with eggs, bagels, lox, and mimosas. Amanda and her friends ended the trip by sailing and exploring Annapolis and then returned back to port. “It was truly an unforgettable experience for me and my guests!” Amanda exclaimed.

Ready to make some memories? Contact our charter experience specialists to start planning your ultimate waterfront celebration. Cruise Annapolis will take the time to listen to your specific interests, questions, and requests and help you plan the perfect trip, from the yacht you charter to a custom itinerary of suggested stops.