Frequently Asked Questions
Sailing Into the Gulf of Mexico
Our location in Isles of Capri allows us quick access to the Gulf of Mexico! It’s always our intention to sail in the Gulf on every cruise. There are some days however that the seas are too rough for us to safely cruise in the Gulf. Therefore, we will sail in an alternative, protected route if we are unable to cruise in the Gulf. If this occurs , we will not be able to go to the beach for shelling on our catamaran.
What Time Should I Arrive for the Cruise?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled boarding time.
What Should I Wear?
Casual clothing attire is recommended on all cruises. For our beach and shelling cruises you are welcome to wear swimsuits. Don’t forget the towels and sunscreen. We don’t recommend swimsuits on the sunset cruise. The Captain will ask to have you remove your shoes prior to boarding. If you need to wear shoes for medical or stability reasons, please wear sneakers non-skid shoes. If you are unstable, the captain may ask you to stay in the cockpit and not venture to the front of the boat.
Are Children Allowed?
YES! They must be able to fit into a U.S.C.G.-Coast Guard Commercial Type 1 life-vest. For the Catamaran the children must be at least 2 years old. Our Pontoon can be 1 year old and up.
We have an open air cabin with tables and seating. We also welcome passengers to sit directly on the deck/netting on the bow (front of the boat).
What Happens When the Weather is Bad?
Our captains check the weather before each tour. If they determine the weather to is too dangerous, they will decided to cancel the tour. Please note that we do not cancel if it is cloudy or overcast. Should the tour be canceled, we will contact you as soon as possible and will offer the option to reschedule if available. It is very important to leave a good contact number or email so we can get ahold of you if we need to.
What is the Cancellation / Change Policy?
You may change or cancel your reservation anytime up to 24 hours before the scheduled time of your tour departure in order not to be charged in full if you are a party of 6 or less. We do require 48 hours prior notice for parties of 7 or more for our Catamaran. The Pontoon Excursions also require a 48 hour cancellation. Any "no call, no show", late arrivals, or last minute cancelations will be subject to the full purchase price of the reservation.
Can I Smoke on the Boat?
Can I Bring Snacks / Beverages?
Included on our Catamaran Sailing excursion is Soda, Water, Beer & Chardonnay ( + champagne toast for sunset cruise).The Pontoon excursion includes soda and water. You may bring your own snacks and/or beverages, BUT NO Hard Alcohol or Red Wine.
Please Park Behind the Osteria Capri Restaurant. Parking is limited. Please carpool whenever possible. When the charter is over, you must move your car out of there lot if you are staying on Isles of Capri.(Unless you are going to eat at their restaurant)
We have two restrooms on board the Catamaran. Our Pontoon does not have a restroom. There is a public restroom at the entrance to Isles of Capri located on the right (Isles of Capri Kayak Park) PLEASE DO NOT ASK OSTERIA CAPRI RESTAURANT TO USE THEIR RESTROOM. THEY WILL DENY YOU.
When Do You Take Payment?
We do require a credit card to make the reservation. Payment for the cruise will be taken by the Captain the day of your charter. Our Captain and Crew greatly appreciate gratuity.
Do you offer Gift Cards?
Yes you can purchase gift cards from our gift cards page.
(239) 777-0020. You are welcomed to CALL us anytime.