Frequently asked questions
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.
If you have any other questions please contact us and we will do our best to answer anything for you.
How much is due for booking?
For all charters we ask for a $100 deposit to be paid upon booking. It can be made with all major credit cards, Venmo, PayPal, or Zelle. The remainder of your charter price is due before heading out to sea.
If you need to cancel for any reason you will receive a full refund if canceled 5 days or more before your sail date. If cancelation is made in less than 5 days from your sail date your deposit will be forfeited unless you choose to re-schedule your trip to another date.
Can we stay out longer than the scheduled time?
We cannot always guarantee that we can stay out longer than your scheduled trip time due to other scheduled trips, however if we do not have any other bookings we do offer additional time at sea. Pricing is per hour for any additional time.
Are tips included in the price?
No. Tips are not included but are very much appreciated! Standard tips are 10%-15%, so please don't forget the Captain of the boat or the crew members.
"Tips are like hugs without the awkward bodily contact - but we accept both"
Could the trip be canceled due to weather?
Yes, unfortunately we cannot control the weather. We will contact you ASAP if the decision has been made to cancel the trip due to weather. If your trip is canceled and you cannot find a suitable reschedule date you will receive a full refund.
Are pets allowed?
Yes. We allow 1 pet per trip to come on board. Make sure to tell us ahead of time about your furry friend so we can make sure that we will be able to accommodate them for your trip!
Are drinks allowed on the boat?
Yes - Feel free to bring your own drinks. We do provide a cooler and ice and water. If you would like to bring adult beverages, food, soda, or other drinks feel free - we will make room in our cooler for you. Please do not bring your own cooler as we will make room in ours for your items! Also no glass is allowed on the boat - and no red wine! If you want to bring wine (in glass) we can put it in a special area for you to secure it.
Is there a charge for parking?
Parking is included - we will provide you a parking permit upon arrival which is good for the whole day. If the lot is full there is plenty of parking across the street (only $5 for the whole day).
How far are you from Tampa and Clearwater?
We are approximately 15 miles north of beautiful Clearwater Florida, 30 miles from the iconic Tampa Bay Florida and beautiful Saint Petersburg FL. We love where we sail out of since we are so close to these amazing areas, but far enough to give a break from the hectic areas. We love sharing our nature coast with all of our guests! Anclote island, Three Rooker Island, Honeymoon Island, Caladisi Island, and other local spots are our favorite destinations!
Can we collect shells on our charter?
Absolutely. Shells in full abundance on all of the islands we visit. We even provide shell bags if you need one to collect your souvenirs!!
Is there a bathroom on the boat??
There is!! We always ask that nothing goes down the head unless it has been in your mouth first - but there is absolutely a head for your comfort on the boat!!