2018 Boca Bash
The Boca Bash is set to take place in the spring each year on Lake Boca ("Boca Lake" to some) in Boca Raton, Florida. This informal gathering of boats has been growing in size every year and it seems each year the party gets a little bit crazier.
Boca Bash is best known for large raft-ups - sometimes of dozens of boats, hot bodies, and plenty of libations. It also has somewhat of an infamous reputation for underage drinking and inexperienced, inebriated teenagers attempting to operate Mommy and Daddy's boat.
Local Advice: Anchor on the north end of Lake Boca in the deeper water. Here, your boat will be safer and the crowds of wandering drunkards will be far enough away in the shallower, knee-deep water over the sandbar. Bring a dinghy or swim over to the sandbar to get a closer look at the festivities, all the time knowing that your prized watercraft is safe and sound.
A word about BWI / BUI (Boating While Intoxicated / Boating Under the Influence)...
After an unfortunate near drowning of an underage party goer a few years ago, Boca Raton Police Department and FWC have stepped up patrols and efforts at the event. My experience is that they typically leave people alone, but they will conduct their usual safety inspections (so make sure you have enough life jackets) and if they suspect you have been drinking prepare to be breathalyzed. In Florida, the BAC limit for a boat is .08 - the same as a car. For minors (under 21), the limit is .02 BAC.
The only way to get to Boca Bash is by boat. So make friends with someone who has a boat, or consider one of our Boca Raton Fishing Charters - Their captain will be happy to skip the fishing and anchor out for the party. ( Info by VIP Fishing Charters)
Try to get to the sandbar by 10:00am for a good spot.
The event takes place on Lake Boca the last Sunday in April each year and is open to the public.
Please clean up your mess so the event can live on