Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of our most commonly asked questions.
Does the tiki boat have a restroom?
Yes, we have a restroom onboard for your comfort.
Do you provide lifejackets?
Yes, we supply one PFD for every passenger, including children. Our tiki boats follow all required and recommended United State Coast Guard (USCG) guidelines.
How many passengers do you accommodate?
We have 6 passenger and 18 passenger boats. Please check your location for options. The number of passengers is in compliance with USCG regulations and includes children.
Can we bring children?
Yes, children are welcome to join in the tiki fun. Please note that all minors 18 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Note that children 6 and under must wear a life vest for the duration of the trip per USCG regulations.
Who is my captain?
The Nautical Tiki captains are local USCG licensed captains with many years of experience. Your safety is their first priority.
Should I tip my captain?
It is customary to tip the captain 15-25% of the trip price. Our captains are experienced professionals, and they work hard to ensure a fun and safe experience.
How long is the tour?
Our regular day and sunset cruises are 90 minutes. Private charters are available for 90 minutes to 6 hours.
Can I play my own music?
Yes, the tiki boats are Bluetooth enabled. Please be courteous. Music that is disruptive or offensive to your fellow passengers will not be allowed.
Do you provide food and drinks?
The cruise is BYOB and we provide coolers, ice and cups.
Do the Tiki boats operate in the rain?
Yes, the tiki boats have roofs so you can enjoy a beautiful cruise in light rain. However, the captains follow USCG rules and may cancel due to conditions such as heavy rain, high winds or thunder storms. Cancellations initiated by the captain are always refunded 100%.
What is your refund policy?
24 hours before departure: 100% refund
Less than 24 hours before departure: free rebooking or 50% refund
Late arrivals and no shows: no refund.
We issue a 100% refund if the captain cancels the cruise due to weather or other safety reasons.