November 18, 2023

Big Nude Boat 2024 Fundraiser

Our friends at Bare Necessities Tour & Travel have gifted us with a Cabin on the Big Nude Boat 2024 to use as a fundraiser!  This is a Standard Balcony Cabin valued at approximately $6,000.  The prize certificate is based on double occupancy for a new reservation only.  Upon presentation of the certificate, the winner will be required to pay the port taxes and prepaid gratuities up front which will be $504.10 for two.  Travel to and from the port city is the responsibility of the winner. 

The Big Nude Boat 2024 sails out of Tampa, FL, February 25 to March 3, 2024.  The Ports include Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico plus Mahogany Bay which is an exclusive Bare port.  Cruise details can be found at     

We will be conducting a sealed bid event for this fundraiser.  The prize will go to the highest bidder.  Only bids above a minimum of $2,500 will be accepted.  Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for repairs to the Tara Hall pool and hot tub room. 

To participate, write your name, address, and phone number on a piece of paper along with your bid and place it in a sealed envelope.  Remember it is a fund raiser, so bid high to win!  To prevent a tie, submit a bid that is not a round number.  Use all your lucky numbers!  Bids can be submitted in person or by mail to the Star Ranch Office.  Email entries will not be accepted.  Please address the envelope as follows:

Sealed Bid Fundraiser c/o Star Ranch

166 Eely Rd.

McDade, TX 78650

Bids must be received in the office by 5 PM on December 16th.  Bids will be opened, and the winner announced just prior to the White Elephant gift exchange in Tara Hall.  In the unlikely event of a tie, the highest bidders will be given an opportunity to submit one additional bid.

If you have never been on a Bare Necessities cruise you don’t know what you are missing!  It is a rocking good time with fellow nudists from around the world.  There are at least 3 couples from Star Ranch going on this trip so you will have friends to hang with and new friends to make! 


  1. Must be 21 years old.
  2. Must have or be able to present a valid passport that has not expired for the dates of the cruise.
  3. Must be a U.S. resident.
  4. Must comply with Bare Necessities Cruise requirements which can be found at