Frequently Asked Questions about Cruisin' Tikis Key Largo
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… NO EXCEPTIONS! For larger groups, you may rent additional tiki and cruise together. We are NOT permitted to tether together while cruising, however if anchored on a swim stop we may tether together for larger groups (over 6 persons).
DROP OFF AND PICK UP LOCATIONS?
Drop off and pick up is dockside at Snook’s Bayside: http://www.snooks.com/
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
YES children are allowed. We don’t want them to miss out cruisin on the tiki boat. Children age 6 and under are required to wear a life jacket which we have on board or you can bring your own. Please let us know if you plan to bring children so that we can make the appropriate accommodations for life jackets. USCG only allows 6 passengers per boat… children are considered a person regardless of their age. This rule is not negotiable, sorry!
Since 6 persons are the maximum number of guests permitted per tiki… If you are splitting your group it is recommended that you make reservations together under 1 name so that we know you are together! Payments can be split if you call to make the reservations. The online booking system might separate your party if you book your party separately in order to fill the tikis to their maximum capacity of 6 guests each.
HOW FAST DOES THE TIKI BOAT GO?
The tiki boat has a cruising speed at around 4 to 6 mph.
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. They will comply with all safety regulations and rules of the water.
WHAT ARE YOUR CANCELLATION AND INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICIES?
Bookings are non-refundable. We reserve the right to cancel any tour at any time due to weather, safety, mechanical or behavioral issues. If your tour is canceled, you will be given a rain check to re-book at another time (this excludes behavioral, along with alcohol related cancellations – these circumstances will never be rescheduled or refunded). For weather related issues, we may “wait out” a brief shower, reschedule for another day during your stay, or refund if unable to reschedule. “NO SHOWS” will NEVER be refunded or rescheduled!
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 anytime to cancel due to conditions (typically high winds or thunder storms). We operate under USCG’s rules. If you are unable to reschedule and still want to go on one of our cruises, the captains may under certain conditions can go out to cruise in calmer water which is protected by islands or mangroves.
SHOULD I TIP MY CAPTAIN?
Our Captains do work for tips, so gratuity is greatly appreciated. We suggest a 25% 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!
HOW LONG IS THE TOUR?
90 Minutes to 180 Minutes depending on the tour chosen.
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 party’s, corporate meetings, birthday party’s, 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.
CAN I PLAY MY OWN MUSIC ON BOARD?
Yes, we do have bluetooth-capable Kicker 6 speaker with sub-woofer that can sync to your phone and choice of music.
DO YOU PROVIDE FOOD AND DRINK?
We provide an ice filled Yeti cooler, cups and bottled water. For food and alcohol, feel free to bring your own or you can order from Snook’s Bayside Restaurant, http://www.snooks.com/
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!