Frequently Asked Questions
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?
Right now, US Coast Guard regulations is 6 people. We’re working on getting our 10 person permit and don’t know if or when this will happen. Please keep checking our website for updates. www.floridatikitours.com
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
YES Children are allowed. We don’t want them to miss out cruising on the tiki boat. Children under the age of 12 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 more than two children so we can make the appropriate accommodations for life jackets.
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. Our Captains hold a Joint Pilot and Engineer’s license which is issued by the State of Florida and required to charter a vessel such as the tiki boat.
WHAT ARE YOUR CANCELLATION AND INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICIES?
Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged full price.
Cancellations received after 24 hour period will receive a free re-booking or a 50% refund.
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).
DO YOUR BOATS OPERATE IN THE RAIN?
We do operate in the rain as the tiki boats are covered. However, the captain can decide at anytime to cancel due to conditions.
SHOULD I TIP MY CAPTAIN?
Our Captains do work for tips, so gratuity is appreciated.
HOW LONG IS THE TOUR?
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 (yes we have a minister) even plan that romantic night when you pop the question to your loved one. Just give us a call at 727-418-6070 to inquire.
CAN I PLAY MY OWN MUSIC ONBOARD?
Yes, we do have bluetooth-capable JBL 4 speaker systems that can sync to your phone and choice of music.
DO YOU PROVIDE FOOD AND DRINK?
We do not provide any food or drink, however, you may feel free to bring your own food, snacks, soft drinks or your favorite adult beverages (you must be 21 to drink on the tiki boat). We do have a cooler with ice if needed