- $15 for one admission to the three-hour Haunted Ghost Ship cruise aboard the Provincetown II ($30 value)
On Halloween (Friday, October 31), 900 guests board the Provincetown II at 6:45 p.m. to seek out the spirits of vessels that were lost in Boston Harbor after striking chests of tea. Costumed partiers can also perform their own danse macabre to tunes spun by onboard DJs, and then cool off with a drink from the cash bar.
It's a terrible thing to get all dressed up on Halloween and have nowhere to go—or, according to HalloweenCruises.com, to go anywhere that isn't a boat. The website's crew of party organizers books Halloween events aboard yachts in ports from coast to coast. They organize the glamorous masquerades one might naturally associate with a yacht party, but they also make sure there are events to everyone's tastes. Haunted-ship cruises, for instance, trap passengers aboard a ghost-infested vessel from which there is no escape. Trick-or-treating cruises provide 21-and-over entertainment that harks back to childhood. Some parties center around costume contests, while others focus more on drinking, dancing, and enjoying the brisk sea breeze, which is good at disguising the spine tingles caused by nearby specters.