Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG IS THE TOUR?
1.5 hours to 3 hours depending on the Tiki cruise chosen.
ARE DOGS ALLOWED?
Dogs are not allowed, as they are a potential safety hazard on the boat.
ARE KIDS ALLOWED?
Yes, children are allowed. Children under the age of 12 are required to wear a child-sized life jacket, which we have on board. Please let us know if you plan to bring children so we can make appropriate accommodations for additional life jackets.
ARE THERE AVAILABLE LIFE JACKETS ON BOARD?
Yes, there is a type 1 PFD for every passenger, along with all the coast guard requirements for the vessel including a first aid kit.
CAN MORE THAN 6 PEOPLE CRUISE AT THE SAME TIME?
The US Coast Guard regulations for our Tiki boats is 6 people plus crew.... this includes children per Tiki boat. If you have more then 6 people you can rent 3 boats and they can travel together for the trip for up to 18 people.
ARE CRUISE ROUTES SUBJECT TO CHANGE?
Yes, all routes are subject to change due to weather or current conditions, docking, USCG restrictions or captains' discretion.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING?
The tours are BYOB whether you bring your beverages from home or pick them up at a restaurant on the way. You may bring your own wine, beer, pop, soda, mixers, water or beverage of choice and snacks. Please remember sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray, maybe a hat and extra water. A light jacket, long sleeve shirt or cover up might come in handy. We will have a cooler on the boat with ice, so you will not need to bring your own cooler.
WHO IS MY CAPTAIN?
All our Captains have been vetted and trained thru the U.S Coast Guard requirements. All captains have been chosen based on their experience with boating and knowledge of the area. Check out "Our Crew" page for Bios about our crew. (Coming soon)
DO YOUR BOATS OPERATE IN THE RAIN?
We do operate in the rain as the Tiki boats have a roof. However, the captain can decide at any time to cancel due to conditions (typically high winds or thunder storms). We operate under USCG's rules. The USCG does not advise going out if wind speeds exceed 25 knots.
SHOULD I TIP MY CAPTAIN?
Our Captains do work for tips, so gratuity is greatly appreciated. We suggest a 20% gratuity (on the regular price if using discount) for our captains... they are very experienced, knowledgeable, and work hard to ensure your safety and to provide an amazing Tiki experience for our guests!
WHAT CAN THE TIKI BOAT BE USED FOR?
Besides relaxing with a cold drink we can pretty much book anything you can imagine. From bachelorette and bachelor parties, corporate meetings, birthday parties, weddings... you name it and we will try to make it work. Give us a call for special requests or large group (over 6 persons) reservations.
WHAT ABOUT RESTROOMS?
Our Tikis are NOT equipped with restrooms. We strongly encourage you to use the restroom before leaving the dock. So please do NOT drink more than you are able to "hold" while on your tour!
CAN I PLAY MY OWN MUSIC ON BOARD?
Yes, we do have Bluetooth-capable speaker systems that can sync to your phone and choice of music.
DO YOU PROVIDE FOOD AND DRINK?
We do provide coolers with ice (for both drink storage and putting in drinks), cups, and bottled water. We do not serve any food or other drinks, however you may bring any snacks, food, or alcoholic beverages and meals can be arranged before trip.