Boat Party Food Ideas – Quick and Easy!

Spending all day out on a boat provides a great experience. It gets better if you have family and friends over for a boat party; the fun is just too immense. But as the day progresses, hunger starts to bite, and spirits start to go down.

What is a better way there to salvage the situation than to bring along some tasty snacks for your boat party? Most such snacks can be prepared in a few minutes, and some can even be prepared the day before your boat party.

Here is a list of fine 8-boat party food ideas you should try the next time you are spending plenty of time out on the water:

Post Updated: 22 January 2023

1. Veggie Wraps

Veggie Wraps for boat party

Veggie wraps are not only insanely delicious, but they are also very healthy and quite easy to prepare. To make some, you will need:


  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • A teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 4 small lettuce leaves
  • 4 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1 medium red bell paper cut into thin stripes
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 oz. pepper Jack cheese shredded
  • a cup of chopped green onions


Heat the tortillas as instructed on the package. Meanwhile, mix the cumin, cream cheese, and salt in a bowl. Once the tortillas are properly heated, spread every 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture evenly. Then lay the remaining ingredients on half of each tortilla. All that you have to do is tuck the sides in well and pack your veggie wrap for when you are on the boat.

2. Veggie Pizza

Veggie Pizza

Preparing a veggie pizza is not as difficult as you may imagine. In fact, you will be done with the preparation in a few minutes.

All you really need is time for the pizza to cook by itself. To make a savory veggie pizza, you will require:


  • 2 packages of crescent rolls
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 (8) ounce packages of cream cheese, shredded
  • I packet of Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup of chopped cauliflower
  • 1 cup of chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup of additional vegetables of your choice


You will need first to preheat your oven to 3750 F and then line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Next, unroll the crescent triangles and arrange the rectangles to form the pizza crust.

Bake the crust according to the packaging instructions or until it is golden brown. Let the baked crust cool for at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the mayonnaise, cream cheese, and salad dressing in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Chill the mixture in the refrigerator. Once chilled, spread the mix over the baked pizza crust and top with the cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, and the other vegetables of your choice.

3. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas for boat party

Another quick and easy food option for a boat party is spicy roasted chickpeas. Making this is quite literally a walk in the park. To make them, you need:


  • 15 oz. chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • I tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper


First, preheat the oven to 4000 F. Then, dry the chickpeas carefully. You can remove the skin on the peas, but this is optional. If you do decide to remove them, you will be pleased to discover that they come off quite easily.

Dry the chickpeas as best you can since dry chickpeas translate to crunchier roasted chickpeas. In a bowl, mix olive oil, chili powder, cumin, salt, and cayenne pepper together with the dried chickpeas.

Make sure that the chickpeas are properly covered, and then spread them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Mix them around the sheet and roast until they are brown. Cool for five minutes, and the peas are ready to eat.

4. Jalapeno Poppers

The Jalapeno Poppers are extremely delicious and are perfect for eating with a refreshing drink!

There is no doubt they will make the ideal party appetizer for your boat party!


  • Cup of shredded cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons of chives, chopped
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • Cup of chive cheese
  • 1 field roast Italian vegan sausage and a cup of tofu bacon bits
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika or chili powder
  • Cup of multi-grain bread crumbs
  • A teaspoon of sea salt
  • A teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ¼ cup of sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Cup of vegan mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon each of chili powder, ground mustard, sea salt, and ground pepper.

Preparing the poppers requires you first to soak the dried tomatoes in water to soften them. Then preheat the oven to 3750 F. Finely chop the Italian sausage or crumble it with your hands. Cook it on a pan until it is brown for 3- 4 minutes. Do the same to the tofu bacon if that is what you are using. Refrigerate this while you prepare the jalapenos.

Cut the jalapenos in half, and using a spoon, scoop out the seeds and flesh. Drain the sun-dried tomatoes and blend them in a blender together with the other aioli ingredients. Separately combine the breadcrumbs with chili powder or smoked paprika, sea salt, and garlic powder.

Stuff the half jalapenos with the cream cheese, then some of the shredded vegan cheese and the breadcrumb mixture on top. You can add some more cheese if you please. Place the jalapenos on a baking sheet and bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

5. Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms for boat party

They are so many good things to say about mushrooms. They are good for health, very tasty, and easy to prepare.

What more could you ask for?


  • 1and lb. baby mushrooms
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • ¼ cup of breadcrumbs
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • ¼ cup freshly ground Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped thyme


Preheat oven to 4000 F and grease the baking sheet. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and chop them. Place the mushroom caps on a baking sheet. In a skillet, melt the butter and cook the mushroom stems until they are dry.

Add garlic and let it cook for a minute, and the breadcrumbs and let them cook for 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Mix the mushroom stem mixture, cream cheese, and parmesan.

Fill mushroom caps with filling and sprinkle some more parmesan. Bake until mushrooms are golden and soft, which should take roughly 20 minutes.

6. Fried Wontons

Fried Wontons for boat party

Fried Wontons will make your guest dream about them for a long time.

These cute appetizers are super delicious, crunchy, and crispy. They will disappear quicker than you may think!


  • Pound ground pork
  • ¼ cup green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 8 canned water chestnuts finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of Kikkoman soy sauce
  • Teaspoon of salt
  • Teaspoon of grated ginger root
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 package of wonton skins
  • Tomato ketchup and hot mustard or Kikkoman Sweet and sour sauce


Combine the water chestnuts, pork, green onions, ginger, cornstarch, and soy sauce in a bowl. Add a teaspoon of the mixture at the center of each wonton skin and fold properly. Heat oil in a large pan and deep fry the wontons in vegetable oil a few at a time. They should cook for 2- 3 minutes. Once cooked, drain with paper towels and serve warm with either the sweet and sour sauce or Ketchup and mustard sauce.

7. Sushi

A bamboo map, a towel, and a few ingredients are all you need to make beautiful and tasty sushi! Plus, it’s fun to roll them up, and your guest will lick their finger!


  • 2/3 cup of short-grain white rice
  • 3 tablespoons of white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 nori sheets
  • cucumber, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • pound imitation crabmeat, flaked
  • 2 tablespoons of pickled ginger
  • 1avocado


In a medium saucepan, bring 1 and 1/3 cups of water to a boil. Add the sushi rice. Reduce heat and let simmer for twenty minutes. Add the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt into the rice, and then preheat the oven to 3000F.

On a baking sheet, heat the nori in preheated oven for a minute or two. Place one nori sheet on a bamboo sushi mat. Wet your hands and spread a thin layer of rice on sheets. Arrange the cucumber, ginger, imitation crab meat, and avocado at the center of the rice.

Lift the end of the sushi mat and roll it over the ingredients to make a complete roll. Cut each roll into small slices, and voila, there you have sushi for your boat party.

8. Salad Cups

A boat party without salad is not a boat party!

It’s refreshing, light, and fulfills your tummy’s guests. 

To keep your salad fresh and tasty, you need a fridge or a cooler, so don’t forget that essential equipment.

The great thing about the cup salads is that they don’t mess the place and are easy to hold, which is practical. Your guests will appreciate this.

So what’s on the menu? Salad with blue cheese, apple, and spinach.

Sounds great? If so, let’s go!


  • Four cups of Italian penne rigate pasta
  • 100 G of baby spinach
  • Two beautiful red or green apples cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup of flaked almond
  • Five long green onions cut into thin slice s
  • 1/3 cup of red wine vinegar
  • Two tablespoons of Virgin Olive Oil
  • Pepper
  • Salt


Step 1. Cook the pasta in a saucepan with boiling water and salt, following the direction on the packet.

Step 2. Once cooked, rinse the pasta in cold water, drain well and let it cool down in a large stainless steel bowl.

Step 3. When the pasta is cold, add the apple, almonds, spinach, onion, and blue cheese and toss gently.

Step 4. Whisk the red wine vinegar and olive oil in a jug, and when it’s ready, pour the sauce on the salads and mix.

Step 5. Put the salad in the cups and store in the fridge or the cooler with dry ice. And voila, you have salad cups ready for your guest!

Tip: try to season the salad just before the guests arrive. Believe me; the salad will have a better taste.

Final Words!

Choosing great food for a boat party should not be a difficult task. There are countless tasty meals that you can prepare in no time.  Take the fried wontons and the spicy roasted chickpeas, for example; they are both very easy to prepare and remarkably delicious.

Additionally, boat party food can also be healthy, as is evidenced by the veggie pizza and the veggie wraps. If you really want to make an extra treat for your boat merrymakers, why not try the delicate sushi rolls or even the hot and spicy jalapenos?

Any of these snacks will light up any boat party; try them, and you will be pleased!


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12 thoughts on “Boat Party Food Ideas – Quick and Easy!”

  1. Mmmm, so good looking food…I can eat all of them. We are planning to do a boat party this weekend and I find your food suggestions very interesting. Thank you for taking the time to write the recipes either, very helpful.

    Meanwhile, this food it’s not only good for a boat party, it will taste as good in other party as well:) Even for a nice evening at home with your hubby.

    • Hi Leo,

      You are very welcome! Yes, definitely, these recipes can be used for any party:)

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a lovely day!

  2. There are terrific party snacks for anywhere, because I have a pool backyard and no boat.  Love the Jalepeno popper recipe.  I have made them before but not this recipe.

    The veggie wraps look really good, but why flour wraps.  The originals are corn and have flavour.

    Funny that we just did the chick peas last night for our kids (8 and 10) and they loved them.  We didn’t add the spice.  That would have ended the deal. 🙂

    • Hi Stew,

      Indeed, the Jalapenos are delicious and easy to do! Why with flour wraps? You can use any flour you want:) No rules! 

      You children certainly loved it:)

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a nice day! 

  3. I love anything with Jalapeños.  I actually grow my own in my own garden.  I make mine own homemade salsa with them.  But, I am going to have to try out your recipe this weekend.  However, do you have to use vegan mayonnaise or will regular mayonnaise work just as good?  

    **as a side note your preheat temperatures have an extra digit on them.  Meaning preheat the over to 3750.  I think you mean 375 degrees.

    • Hi Garen,

      Jalapenos are amazing appetizers and they can be used for any party.
      That’s nice you grow your own salsa, it’s much more healthy!

      No, you don’t have to use vegan mayonnaise unless you are a vegan:) 

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a lovely day!

  4. Nice, I hope and pray that some day I will get the chance to use some of these ideas. The thought of having an entire day to just be on a boat is lovely. Of course, I think I may just try some of these delicious looking recipes at home too. Although the boat idea is still a wonderful dream for me to have. But, seriously, you think that all of these foods will travel and keep well on a boat? That would be my only real concern on the boat, that some of the food might not be in the best of eating shape when it comes time to eat.

    • Hi there,

      Well, many boats today are equipped with a fridge, and if there isn’t any, then you can definitely use a cooler to store your food and beverages.
      Indeed, you can certainly cook these recipes at home too:)

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a fantastic day!

  5. Eating healthy food and partying on a boat. Who could ask for more, right?

    I love vegetables and I love pizza. So what better than the veggie wraps and vegetable pizza?I’m not a fan of sushi, so I’d have to eliminate that one.

    The fried wontons look awesome too! They’re not too spicy are they?But I will admit that the vegetable pizza is the best. I think I could love pizza with almost anything on it.

    Are these dishes very time consuming to make?

    • Hi Rob,

      Yes, pizza is delicious:)  You can spice your plate as you wish. There are no rules to make a dish tasty:)

      Yes, the recipes are very easy to prepare, some of them take only a few minutes to make!

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a wonderful day!

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing this website!  I can’t think of anything mire relaxing than spending time on the water!  My ex-husband and I had a jet boat.  We put over 400 running hours in the first year and probably doubled that amount of time anchored while fishing or napping.  I really miss spending time on the water.

    This site is well organized.  The pictures make me want to check out each location.  I currently don’t have a boat, but I will be trying many of the recipes provided in the article about foods for boating!  The site provides an abundance of information that is easy to read and certainly inviting.

    Thank you for creating such a wonderful website!


    • Hi LeAnn,

      400 hours a year is quite a lot:)  You certainly had a good time!
      I am glad you enjoyed my website, thank you!

      Thank you for the comment and wish you a lovely day!


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