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How to Plan the Perfect Proposal on a Sunset Cruise



Are you ready to pop the question to your partner in a truly memorable way? Then it’s time to forget the old restaurant proposal! Instead, imagine the sun setting over the horizon, casting a warm glow on the water as you ask your partner for their hand in marriage. A sunset cruise really can provide the perfect romantic backdrop for a proposal that will be cherished for a lifetime. 


In this blog post, we will explore how to plan the perfect proposal on a sunset cruise, from finding the right boat to selecting the ideal spot on board.


Choosing the Right Boat


When planning your proposal on a sunset cruise, it's essential to select a cruise package that suits your preferences and budget. Are you comfortable popping the question in front of strangers on a group tour? Or do you want a private charter for the two of you and/or friends and family? 


In either case, be sure to ask about any special amenities or customization options available, such as champagne service or onboard dining. It’s also important to consider factors like duration, route, and capacity when selecting your cruise package to ensure that it aligns with your vision for the proposal.


Selecting the Ideal Spot on Board


One of the most critical aspects of planning a proposal on a sunset cruise is choosing the perfect spot on board to pop the question. While every corner of a boat can be romantic during sunset, you may want to consider locations with unobstructed views of the horizon and ample space for privacy. 


For example, the bow of the boat or an open-air deck are popular choices for proposals due to their panoramic vistas and intimate ambiance. And if you’d like to set up any special setups or surprises in your chosen spot, then see if you can coordinate everything with the crew beforehand.


Timing is Everything


Since you’ll be there during sunset, timing plays a crucial role in creating an unforgettable moment during your proposal. So, consider scheduling the big moment during golden hour when the sun casts its most enchanting light over the water, setting a magical scene for your proposal. 


Of course, you’ll also want to factor in enough time before sunset for cruising and enjoying each other's company before getting down on one knee at just the right moment. If you need to, communicate with the captain or crew about any specific timing requests you may have for your proposal.


Capturing Memories


Don't forget to document this milestone moment by arranging for photography or videography services during your sunset cruise proposal! If it’s in the budget, you may want to bring along a professional photographer to discreetly capture candid shots of your proposal without intruding on your privacy. 


Or, you could always designate a friend or family member onboard as your unofficial photographer. When you have the sunset involved, it’s hard to get a bad shot anyway!


The Bottom Line


In conclusion, planning a memorable proposal on a sunset cruise requires careful attention to detail and thoughtful consideration of various factors such as choosing the right package, selecting an ideal spot onboard, timing everything perfectly, and capturing memories through photography or videography services. 


By following these tips and suggestions, you can create a magical moment that both you and your partner will cherish forever. Congratulations in advance!


Ready to pop the question? If so, we’d be happy to have you! Click here to get in touch with Collingwood Charters, and ask about our sunset cruises and/or private charters today.

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