Barbados: On an eye-catching blue, orange and green 63-footer, sun salutations on the Sun Blast Jammin' Catamaran invite with plenty of dancing, soca and did we mention Jammin' rum punch generously splashed with Mount Gay and fruity juices?
With a crew that may have snagged the best jobs on the island, the 5.5-hour daily sail that kicks off at 9 a.m. skims the west coast making three stops, including for a swim with sea turtles.
For those who prefer to stay onboard, the well-stocked bar is always open.
A ticket is $90 per adult and $40 for kids, and includes the whole shebang from round-trip hotel transfers, breakfast, a lunch buffet that doesn't forget the essential Bajan macaroni pie, snorkeling equipment and Jammin' rum punch refills.
Jamaica: It is three hours of fun on the Red Dread as the meandering coastline slips past the bow.
Island Routes' Reggae Catamaran Cruise departs from Negril and Montego Bay, docking at bubbly watering holes like Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, Pelican Bar and Rick's Café to cheer on the brazen as they dive from the cliffs.
With snorkeling and swimming at various stops along the way, non-stop princely pours of Red Stripe and spicy snacks, the party on the waves costs $95 per person.
The crew on one of the most popular Island Routes tours keeps the crowd swaying to old-school reggae while cruisers learn how to bust a move or two.
New on the Island Routes roster and also going for $95 per person, Reggae Sunset Cruise is a club-on-water with DJs spinning dance tunes and bartenders shaking, stirring and pouring potent fruity cocktails.
St. Maarten: All hands are on deck as the Tango Caribbean Dinner Cruise sets sail from Aqua Mania Adventures at the Simpson Bay Resort on the Dutch side of the dual-nation island.
Twice weekly (Wednesday and Friday) at 5:30 p.m, the 65-foot catamaran sets sail for a 3.5-hour outing that passes Mullet Bay, the caves and crevices on Cupecoy Beach and the island's most exclusive resort, La Samanna, sitting pretty along Long Baie Beach.
Sunset sippers groove to the motion of the ocean as they saddle up to the open bar.
On the Wednesday sail, the yummy buffet is a Dutch and French treat with beef bourguignon and crispy chicken and, on Friday, Caribbean fare like those addictive cornmeal flatbreads called Johnny Cakes.
Tickets are $80 per adult and $40 for kids up to 13 years old.
Mix a dash of Aruba with a shot of Cuba and you’ve got a good time on the two-hour Havana's Sunset Cruise. One of several sails offered by family-owned Pelican Adventures, the comfy catamaran departs Friday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. from the Pelican Pier between Playa Linda and the Holiday Inn.
or those who can’t wait for sunset, check out the Champagne Brunch Cruise that sails on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and comes with bubbly mimosas, sunbathing trampolines and snorkeling pit stops along the way.
Grenada: It is one rousing party on a pair of motorized catamarans called the Rhum Runners, owned by Best of Grenada Tours.
Setting sail from the St. George's cruise dock or the Carenage (the pretty waterfront promenade that winds around the harbor), the four-hour tour passes the capital city and includes a stop at Morne Rouge Beach, unlimited rum punch and a cash bar for those who prefer beer, wine or cocktails.
Steel bands encourage imbibers to enter the limbo competition while the less nimble chill out on the steel-hulled, twin-decked 60-foot catamaran Rhum Runner I or its bigger sister called the Rhum Runner II that easily entertains up to 240 party people.
Puerto Rico: Get ready to rumble on the Party Cruise that heats up the two-level funhouse called La Rumba. Moored near Plaza Darsenas at San Juan Bay, the dance bash on the bay is a two-hour shindig around San Juan showing off sights along the way like 18th-century forts and the coastline of Isla Verde.
DJs spinning a non-stop soundtrack of salsa and meringue encourage even the shyest to shake on the disco-lit dance floor. The price for adults is $14 ($7 for kids – they like to dance too!).
The fully-stocked cash bar won't break the bank with drinks starting at four bucks.
Ideal for night owls who like to drink, the two-hour floating bender departs Friday at 10:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., Saturday at 9:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m., 1 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. and on Sunday at 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
St. Kitts and Nevis: Moonshine and moonlight are the star attractions on the Sunset and Nevis Beach Bonfire Cruise on catamarans called The Spirit and The Eagle. The five-hour voyage departs from the Port Zante Marina in St. Kitts’s capital city of Basseterre.
A beach barbecue with island sides like coconut coleslaw caps a perfect evening.
On the leisurely sail back to St. Kitts, the enthusiastic crew makes sure shots of the local Belmont Estate coconut rum-infused punch are topped up.
Tickets are $98 and include the open bar, beach barbecue and all the selfies you can snap.
St. Lucia: The sun tumbling behind the crest of the Piton Mountains is like a special effects show when viewed aboard the aptly named Saint Lucia Sunset Evening Party Cruise.
Gliding along the west coast, spin masters rock the boat with tropical tempos as day-trippers learn a few Lucian dance moves, munch on apps and toast the picturesque perfection with cocktails, rum punch and champagne that flows non-stop at the open bar.
Tickets for the two-hour party are $85 per person with boarding at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.