What about music, we like our own style of music?
We encourage you to bring a selection of your own music on an iPod as our vessel stereo systems have iPod connections.
How do I show my appreciation to the Captain and Mate?
Yachts are similar to a small hotel or restaurant and gratuities are very much appreciated. If you are pleased with our service, then the usual gratuity guideline is 15% to 20% of the charter fee; which is shared equally among your crew. For your convenience, gratuity may be added to your charge card along with your charter fee.
May I smoke onboard?
Smoking is allowed on the cockpit area only and not allowed on the fly bridge or inside the vessel.
What are the rules about operating a Jet Ski or Waverunner in the Miami?
Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 is required to either have successfully completed a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved boating education course or have passed a course equivalency or temporary certificate examination and have in their possession a boating education ID card and a photo identification card before operating a vessel with a motor of 10 HP or more in Florida. Identification cards for persons completing the course or the equivalency exam are good for a lifetime.
See the following link for a FREE Online Boat US Boating Safety Education Course and Exam
If you would like more information, please visit the Florida Wildlife Commission website for the FWC Boating Education Requirements FAQ’s
What type of shoes are allowed on the yacht?
No shoes are allowed inside the vessel. We have conveniently placed a basket to store your shoes on the vessel. We suggest you bring along sandals, sneakers or water shoes to wear on deck, however, they must be white soles only. No “socks” are permitted without shoes.
Can I bring coral or live mollusks back with me?
Look, enjoy and leave – take nothing dead or alive from our waters or beaches. Take lots of pictures and leave only footprints.
What should I bring onboard?
Sunscreen (non spray type) is very important as well as some type of hat. Perhaps a long sleeve cover-up to protect your skin from the South Florida sun. Sunglasses are essential and polarized lenses are especially helpful in reducing glare from the water’s surface. Don’t forget your camera, there will be plenty of great shots to be had. Towels are provided. Please wear white soled non-slip shoes.
May I bring food and alcohol on the vessel or do I have to purchase a package for my cruise?
Bring whatever food and beverages you prefer, coolers and ice will be provided. Please keep in mind, however, that we are not allowed to serve alcoholic beverages to our guests. You may bring them, but we are not allowed to serve them. Alcohol may not be consumed by underage guests. Also, please keep in mind that no watersport activities may be enjoyed by anyone that has had any alcoholic beverage. This is for your safety as well as the safety of the other guests, the Captain and the First Mate. If you have a special request, please let us know, we will do our best to accommodate you.
What kind of food may I bring on board?
Typically, you should consider bringing the same things you might bring to the beach or a picnic. Snacks, beverages, lunch, sandwiches, etc. If your event is catered, then all paper goods and serving utensils will be provided.
My cruise is a surprise for someone, can I arrange to have some things on board ahead of time?
Yes, we can arrange to have anything already on board, just let us know. Actually, we encourage you to have specialty items — champagne, flowers, cards, candy, etc. onboard for a special occasion and a special surprise for your special someone!
What is the maximum number of guests I may bring with me?
All private vessels for charter are rated for a maximum of 12 guests plus crew members as per the USCG regulations. We cannot and will not allow more than 12 guests on the vessel whether the vessel is underway or docked.
May I bring my own bathroom tissue on board?
Marine restrooms utilize special marine-grade tissue which is biodegradable, and you must not put any other products into the marine toilets including feminine products. We kindly ask that you leave your bathroom tissue at home. Thank you for your understanding.
I have a question, it is a bit sensitive in nature, who can I talk to?
We respect your privacy and your desire to be discreet. We understand that there are times that you may be ‘paying’ for your privacy. We have a strict rule that what happens on the boat stays on the boat. If you have a sensitive subject matter, we prefer to have a heads up prior to you boarding. In some instances, special precautions may be required up front. Also, knowing in advance allows us to recommend the proper crew for your charter. We want you to be comfortable and know that we understand your privacy.
What if my questions are not answered here?
If you have other questions that are not addressed here, you may find the answer on our Terms of Service page. Alternatively, you may wish to contact us direct by telephone or the contact form on the Contact Page. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.