YACHTS AND DINNER CRUISES

We work with a lot of private parties and corporate events around the country. A truly special evening happens when we go out on the water. We can work with any yacht or dinner cruise ship that you choose to come up with entertainment options such as improv comedy, game shows, magic, mentalism and murder mystery dinners.

WHAT TO CONSIDER

QUESTIONS FOR YACHTS OR DINNER CRUISE SHIPS

  • Are you taking full advantage? - yachts and dinner cruise ships may have certain equipment and facilities that could help with the performance. This might include sound, lighting, staging, etc. Asking about what is available can help with the structure of the event.
  • Are you getting quality food? - the quality of catering departments of yachts and cruise ships can vary wildly. This includes whether or not their regular chef is available. They should be able to adapt to your dietary requirements, but you should let them know what those are ahead of time. Bringing food on board is probably frowned upon, but you should just make sure that you understand your options.
  • Have you communicated your structural needs? - from the position of tables, the need for a dais, sound equipment, dance floor, lighting, a sign-in table, etc.
  • Are there hidden costs? - there can be all kinds of hidden fees that you might not be aware of. Most likely these aren't being hidden from you, but you just might not be aware. This goes beyond alcohol and food, but extend to sound equipment, added personnel, local parking, etc. You also need to know what provisions are made for equipment failures of the ship. Feel free to ask the dumb questions, you may just find that you get smart answers.
  • How will people find your event? - what steps will be taken by the yacht or dinner cruise that your guests can find it easily. You don't want people getting on the wrong boat!
  • What methods are used to reduce environmental harm? - knowing if they locally source foods, recycle, engine efficiency in use of fuel, etc. can help to justify the choice of boat as opposed to one that does not. While not everyone cares, some of your guests might appreciate the extra step if you let them know.
  • What else is scheduled next door at the same time? - if they have more than one party, knowing the nature of that event can prevent potential problems.
  • Do they have insurance requirements? - in order to bring entertainers into an event, some require that such companies be properly insured. We are prepared for such requirements, but a lot of providers are not. Knowing what the hoops are that need to be jumped through can allow us to provide you with proper documentation well before any deadlines that they might have given you.

We consult with you about issues that might come up in regards to your event and the yacht or dinner cruise ship you have chosen. We are ready to discuss your event and bring the best options based on our conversations that are custom-tailored to your group. For entertainment, this can include a variety of activities from murder mysteries and game shows, to fun characters and comedy. We can also provide scavenger hunts that encourage wandering the boat and looking at the sights to be seen. These are great options for public shows, private parties and corporate meetings and incentives events conducted offsite.

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Murder Mysteries

Our cast of detectives, mysterious suspects and plots are customized to your special events and adjust to your your desires. We have different approaches and themes to fit almost any group that can be adapted to the space available.

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Game Shows

We engage the competitive spirit of partygoers and get them playing with one another and enjoying the fun. These are a lot of the TV styled shows as well as customized formats that we can create just for your family and friends.

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Improv Comedy Shows

Improvisational comedy is a great way to have an ensemble entertain your group in a relaxed atmosphere. We can use this to get people laughing and having a shared experience and even incorporate your people in the show. Larger groups in banquet halls might need a raised stage and audio / visual equipment to help those in the back to see and hear the event properly. Smaller groups could have shows around the pool.

Magic and Mentalism

We can bring a variety of magicians and mentalists to your event. They can perform by roaming through your group with one-on-one performances, or they can perform on stage in front of the group as a whole. Sound, stage, and lighting can be an issue for larger groups. The magician could also do crowd work at a variety of times all over the boat.

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Fun Characters

We can bring fun characters to interact with your groups. These can be for comedic value as well as to create a surprise in a variety of ways. With Santas, police, sailors, catering staff, rowdy guests, and many other options, we can pep up any gathering.


If you own the yacht or dinner cruise ship, you might want to consider a public show of some kind. This can be for your guests, the general public, or for targeted groups. The targeted groups might be preferred guests, event planners, wedding coordinators, travel agents, or corporate executives. We can consult with you to come up with great ways to entertain such groups. These can be used to generate revenue from your mailing list, to get positive publicity for your cruise, or to target specific industries or groups as potential future passengers.


For corporate events, which can include offsites, training or team building, we work with you to come up with the approaches that can help you to achieve the goals for you and your company. This includes working with you and the boat to determine the best option in combining the resources and available space and your desired goals. This helps to make sure that those who attend enjoy the event and find it as a positive influence on their professional development.

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WE CARE FOR YOU! We have methods and techniques to operate with a variety of social distancing, PPE safety equipment, and remote performances. We consult with you to best determine your needs and take into account your concerns for our performances.

OUR GREEN COMMITMENT While ultimately we serve our clients in the way that they require, we work hard to reduce the carbon footprint of any event. We recycle, utilize local talent when preferable, and look to leave places better than we found them. When we do travel, we take pains to reduce our impact on the environment.

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We provide entertainment for private parties and corporate events on board yachts, sailboats and dinner cruise ships throughout the waterways of the United States, and even beyond! Wherever you might be along the Atlantic Coast, the MidWest, the South, the West Coast, the Great Lakes, or anywhere else, we stand ready to help your group to have fun. This includes in the rivers, lakes, bays, gulfs, seas and oceans that we, as Americans, have access to. We do not provide the food or the venue. We come to you and help you have a great time!

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WE COME TO YOU!
We work with groups that are small, medium and large. We also work with people that are in the city, the suburbs, and that are in more rural areas. It never made sense to get our own facilities. We come to a venue of your choosing and this allows you to make your own food and beverage options. In general, you want enough light to see, enough space to move around comfortably, and it should be quiet enough to hear. Everything else can be adjusted to.

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW

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WHAT IS THE REASON?

The first step is to determine your needs. This includes potential goals, desires and concerns. The more we know about what has already been decided can allow us to narrow the conversation to approaches that interest you.

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WHAT ARE THE DETAILS? WHERE? WHEN? HOW MANY?

We need to know the city where the event will be as well as what kind of venue might be used. A date, or date range, for when you would like to have this and what time frame you are looking for will help to determine our commitment and availability. Knowing the size of your group, though that will likely just be an estimate, will allow us to choose appropriate options and have a better feel for the resources required.

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DO YOU HAVE A BUDGET?

If you know budget limitations, that can allow us to restrict the conversations to those options that will be within your financial constraints. This works in both directions. We don't want to overbuild and propose options that can't be done. Also, we don't want to provide less than we could realizing the resources that could be made available to better achieve your goals.

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE

We want to hear from you. Call us at 866.219.4386 or email info@THEYimprov.com.

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