What Is the Boat made of? Is it inflatable?
The boat is made out of Fiberglass or High Density Polyethylene which is a hard plastic compound that floats by itself. It cannot sink, even when full of water.
Does the Boat have a motor?
Yes. The boat has a tiller outboard motor of either 8, 9.9 or 15 horsepower.
How fast does the boat go?
It travels at 5 to 7 miles per hour depending on wind, current and amount of people on board. It is designed so that BBQ grilling can be taking place on while traveling.
What about boat safety?
Each boat is U.S. Coastguard approved and they all have the required safety equipment including life vests, an anchor and a paddle. You will be motoring on the intracoastal waterways and not in the open ocean, so you will be in reasonably close to cell towers, in case you wish to use your cell phone.
Do we need a captain?
It depends on the package you choose. You may drive the boat yourself if there is no alcohol consumed. We will instruct you how to operate the boat and the outboard motor. We do not offer food packages on these rentals. If you purchase our BBQ food and beverage packages for you and your group, a captain is available at no additional cost. These Food and Beverage BBQ Packages are with a Captain and these cruise seat a maximum of 6 people. The whole boat rentals seat 10 with no Captain provided.
Can I bring my own food?
Yes, provided you rent the whole boat with 10 seats. Bring your own food to BBQ on the on-board BBQ Grill. You can purchase the BBQ food and beverages package per person, but this will not be a standard boat rental, you would be purchasing tickets (seats) on the boat with Food, Beverages and a Captain to drive the boat. See our current packages featuring delicious BBQ meals.
Is the grill charcoal or gas?
For boat safety, the grill is charcoal. There is a "well" beneath the grill with water in it to extinguish any hot charcoal that may fall into it.
How many people can the boat hold?
Our boats seat 10 people if you rent the whole boat. If you want our BBQ Food packages the boat seats 6 plus the Captain. This is the law. The Captain is not allowed to operate the boat with more than 6 people.
Can I bring my own beverages?
Yes, you may provided you rent the whole boat (10 seats). BBQ food and beverage packages can also be purchased in advance at the time you make your reservation.
How do I reserve the boat for a specific day and time?
On our website click the reservation tab. Fill in the credit card information and the date and time you want to reserve the boat. Choose your food and beverage package and the number of people in your party. Or rent the entire boat without the Food and Beverages and without a Captain.
Can I reserve today for tomorrow's outing?
It depends on capacity and current reservations. Obviously calendar holidays fill up quickly as do weekends. So the earlier you make your reservations, the better it is for you and your party to get the date and time you want. Check our online reservations calendar for availability. If you don't see anything for the date you want, chances are, we're booked. You may try our reservations line to see if there are any last minute cancellations.
Do I have to purchase food and beverages?
No. You may rent the whole boat with no food and beverage to "test" the boating experience before you purchase our food and beverage packages for you and your group.
How will I be on the boat?
Each outing with the BBQ Food typically lasts 1.5 to 2 hours. This is usually enough time to cook, enjoy the food and have a pleasant trip on the water. The whole boat rentals last up to 3 hours.
What If I'm Traveling Alone?
You will probably be seated with up to 5 other people. This is for friendship, safety and costs. Taking the boat out by yourself is possible, but the cost would be approximately three hundred dollars if you "go it alone."
There's just the two of us. How does it work; can we get a boat to ourselves?
Yes, you can have the entire boat to yourselves, for a price that is around three hundred dollars. That work well if there are several people. just request a whole boat rental. However, to keep the costs in line with what is affordable to most people, you can purchase individual tickets for the BBQ Cruise. We will select other people and you may "team up" with them and enjoy the BBQ boating experience with food and beverages plus a Captain. We have found that this works well, as people meet new friends and really enjoy themselves. If you really want the entire boat to yourselves, select the whole boat rental.
What if we're part of a large group? Can we use more than one boat?
olutely. You can reserve several boats ranging with 10 seats each. Select the whole boat rental package with no Food or Beverages and no Captain. You may bring your own food to BBQ
What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel, the cancellation fee is 100% of your ticket price. Once the boat has left the dock these are no opportunities to re-sell your seats.
What if I have a coupon that is expiring soon?
Call our reservation line. We may be able to find a seat for you or even extend your expiration date to the next available opening. Do not wait until the last minute to make your reservation. Seating is very limited and we don't want you to be disappointed.
Are there bathrooms on the boat?
No. We encourage you to take care of business before boarding.
Do you provide rain gear or ponchos?
We do not provide rain gear due to lack of space. We also do not offer disposable ponchos to better protect the environment. Getting wet is possible and we recommend you prepare accordingly so your experience will be more enjoyable.
Can we bring a Service dog or Therapy dog on the boat?
For the safety of all passengers, any animal, with the exception of an active service animal for physically impaired individuals, is prohibited. Any animal that does not assist an individual with sight, sound or mobility is not allowed on the vessels. Therapy dogs are not permitted on the vessel. Notification that a service dog will be boarding with you is required upon making your reservation. Pet carriers are not permitted as a safety measure.
I am pregnant. Can I still ride?
Many women who are pregnant can ride our boats during all stages of their pregnancy. However, every pregnancy is different so we encourage you to consult your physician. Please let us know upon arrival so we can accommodate you accordingly.
Can Seniors take part in the trip?
Participants our boat excursions may be exposed to sun, rain and other outdoor elements. Please consider these features in determining suitability for all passengers. Only guests in good health should participate. For your safety please consult your physician if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, motion sickness, heart, neck or back problems, recent surgery or any other medical condition that might be aggravated by this boat ride. All guests, including those with disabilities or use a wheelchair must be able to transfer into and out of the boat by themselves or with the assistance of a member of their party.
Will I get wet?
Our boats are subject to others' boat maneuvers that can create waves and spray. All passengers should expect to get at least some spray. The amount of water depends on weather and water conditions. No seat is guaranteed to be permanently dry. Prepare accordingly and you will enjoy the experience.
I have a bad back. Can I still ride?
For medical advice, we recommend you consult your physician before joining us. Passengers with existing conditions do ride with no problems. Your safety is our top priority so please make us aware of any conditions that might impact your experience.
Are there any age restrictions for children?
No, there are no age restrictions and we provide lifejackets that fit children. Car seats and carriers are not permitted on the boats. We strongly suggest a front pack or wearable carrier and all infants must be held by an adult. Keep in mind this can be a bit overwhelming for some children and refunds will not be given if we have to return to the dock.
Can I purchase a BBQ Party Boat? If so, how much does it cost?
We have BBQ Boats available for sale. Please visit our boat sales website and download a free
brochure. It features the BBQ Boats the equipment, the accessories list and the BBQ boat prices.
We also offer attractive financing packages. Visit: www.BBQ-Donut-Sales.com.
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