Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Ideas & More Wedding Fun in Vero Beach, Florida
Plus: Activities For Your Out-of-Town Guests
Vero Beach, Florida is a hidden gem on the Atlantic coast, nestled right at the start of the tropics. The city’s miles of unspoiled beaches, lush tropical landscapes, and charming downtown area make it a picturesque location for weddings. The area boasts plenty of venues and services to make your special day perfect.
However, the wedding celebration isn’t limited to just the ceremony and reception. Having your loved ones gathered in one place, whether it’s a destination wedding or in town, creates an excellent opportunity for everyone to bond and make lasting memories. Vero offers a variety of activities for nature lovers and adventurous spirits to make the most of their time together.
From scenic beach activities to exciting excursions, let’s explore the myriad of activities available in Vero Beach.
CABANAS ON THE BEACH
Unwind with a resort-style beach experience without booking a room. Beach cabanas by Paddles By The Sea are the perfect way to enjoy the sun, sand, and seaside luxury with your guests. They’re also an excellent start to a day of bachelor and bachelorette party activities.
You can customize your beach day and dress it up or down as much as you’d like. Choose from upscale options like Costa d’Este Resort and the Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel, or opt for a more casual day at Ocean Breeze Inn.
Relax under a large cabana with curtains ideal for four people, a cozy half-circle cabana for two, or book two chairs and an umbrella for a classic beach day. You can also mix-and-match rentals to suit your group.
Enjoy top-notch food and drinks delivered right to your cabana, courtesy of the resort restaurants and bars at Costa d’Este and the Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel, or bring your own treats at Holiday Inn Oceanside.
Be sure to check out the paddle rentals available at all locations. Nothing adds to a beach day like paddleboarding or kayaking on the ocean. With beach rentals, there are so many ways to seas the day.
PADDLE RENTALS & TOURS ON THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON
Explore the serene waters of the Indian River Lagoon and enjoy breathtaking scenery all while bonding with your wedding party or guests.
Paddling the lagoon offers an opportunity to observe dolphins, manatees, and an array of birds and other marine creatures in their natural habitat (with a chance for a close encounter!). Uncover the rich ecosystem of tropical mangrove trees, home to a variety of small marine animals like juvenile fish, crustaceans, and jellyfish.
Whether you prefer to set your own pace with a rental or take a guided tour to learn more about the area’s rich ecology, this activity promises an unforgettable experience for all.
SIGHTSEEING BOAT TOURS
Add some excitement to your wedding festivities with a sightseeing boat tour. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back experience with your guests or a thrilling way to kick off a bachelor or bachelorette party, these hour-and-a-half tours offer a unique and memorable experience with two different boating options.
Our Cabana Boat delivers a truly one-of-a-kind experience. This pontoon boat is far from ordinary and features a bar handmade from a surfboard, comfortable barstools, a Bluetooth sound system, two coolers for food and drinks, and a full-length bimini top equipped with colorful LED lights. This boat was made for parties and even offers nighttime tours.
If you’re looking to experience a piece of our history and a more casual cruise, Potamoi, our original tour boat, is a great choice. This pontoon boat is ideal for families and friends of all ages, with cushioned seats and a mix of sun and shade options ensuring a comfortable tour.
The hour-and-a-half tour takes you on a journey lined by mangroves, where you’ll have the chance to see dolphins, manatees, rays, and other lagoon wildlife. You’ll also learn about the history of the Vero Beach area and Intracoastal Waterway from your knowledgeable captain. Want to make your tour even more special? Talk to your captain to customize your tour and view elegant riverside homes or head to a specific destination.
GUIDED FISHING CHARTERS
Guided fishing charters are a unique and adventurous activity for wedding guests or bachelor and bachelorette parties. With experienced local fishing guides, you’ll have the opportunity to try different fishing techniques, explore new fishing spots, and learn about the local marine life.
The Indian River Lagoon is a prime fishing location and offers a variety of game fish species, making it a thrilling destination for both experienced anglers and beginners. Some of the most popular species are snook, sheepshead, pompano, tarpon, and redfish. Many of the lagoon’s fish are delicious, and you could catch a meal.
The captains at Vero Tackle & Watersports are lagoon fishing experts and have a lifelong passion for the art of angling. They’ll take care of everything you need for an exciting day on the water. Learn more about our fishing guides here.
LAGOON BOAT RENTALS
Boat rentals allow you to cruise the lagoon at your own pace and enjoy the islands, eat at dock-and-dine restaurants, or go fishing. However, it’s important to note that the boats don’t come with a captain, so a member of your group must drive the boat.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day on the water or an action-packed bachelor or bachelorette party, boat rentals provide flexibility to create the experience you want. With the freedom to explore the water and create your own itinerary, it’s a memorable way to bond with friends or family while experiencing the beauty of the lagoon.
Unlock a day of lagoon exploration with a boat rental. With several booking options, you can customize your rental to fit your schedule and preferences. Choose from 4-hour (half-day) rentals in the morning or afternoon, 8-hour rentals for a full day of fun, and two different sizes of pontoon boats. Gather your friends and family, hop on board, and let the good times roll.
Looking for more outdoor fun? Lace up your hiking boots and explore the local trails. Unlike hiking in more hilly or mountainous regions, the flat terrain of Florida allows for easy access to its stunning natural beauty. You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the lush mangrove wetlands, walk through pine and palm tree scrub, and come face-to-face with an array of tropical wildlife, including the captivating roseate spoonbill and lively lizards.
We highly recommend checking out Jungle Trail, Oslo Conservation Area, and Lagoon Greenway. These popular destinations are just a quick 15-minute drive from our location at Riverside Park, making them an easy addition to any bachelorette or bachelor party activities or wedding guest itinerary.
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PLAN YOUR STAY IN VERO BEACH, FLORIDA
Planning a bachelor or bachelorette party or simply keeping everyone entertained while they wait for your big day can be a challenge. We hope these local favorites help you make the most of your time with your friends and family in this beautiful area. Vero Beach is a nature lover’s paradise, and there’s something here for everyone.
Author: Lauren Hamers