CRUISIN’ TIKIS SARASOTA

 
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ABOUT US

 

ENJOY A FUN TIKI CRUISE IN SUNNY SARASOTA

AND SIESTA KEY, FLORIDA!!!

Cruisin’ Tikis Sarasota offers Fun Tiki Cruises in beautiful Sarasota, Florida including Sarasota Bay, the Intercoastal Waterway, Siesta Key, Lido Key, Bird Key, and Longboat Key. We offer a variety of 90 MINUTE to 4 HOUR charters including Fun Tiki Tours, Sunset Tiki Cruises, Sandbar or Swim, Custom, and Special Events packages. ALL CHARTERS ARE PRIVATE FOR 2-6 PEOPLE.

Charters for your pleasure may include:

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

ANNIVERSARIES

Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties

Retirement Parties

Graduation Parties

Sunset Cruises

Eco, Dolphin, and Manatee Cruises 

Sandbar or Swim Fun Cruises

Corporate Retreats, Events and Conferences

Waterfront Home and Property Showings

Let your imagination design your FUN TIKI CRUISE!

CRUISES DEPART FROM:  

NORA PATTERSON BAY ISLAND PARK

946 Siesta Drive, Sarasota, FL 34239

PLEASE NOTE: ALL BIG PASS SUNSET CHARTERS BOARD FROM THIS LOCATION

 

HART’S LANDING

 920 John Ringling Causeway, Sarasota, FL 34236

 

If you have a private or special location on Sarasota Bay you wish to depart, go, and/or return to,

let us know! We will do our best make IT happen!

 
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CHARTER OPTIONS

FUN TIKI CRUISE

Fun 90 minute cruises around beautiful Sarasota Bay, Siesta Key in the Intercoastal Waterway, Bird Key, Lido Key, Longboat Key and downtown Sarasota. Tours are offered 10am-11pm, EXCLUDING SUNSETS.

SUNSET TIKI CRUISE

Fabulous 90 minute sunset charters in Big Sarasota Pass, Siesta Key, Bird Key, Lido Key, New Pass, and Longboat Key. Tours are adjusted seasonally by time, location, and weather conditions to offer the best sunset viewing and photo opportunities. Cruises are generally an hour before sunset to 30 minutes after sunset. ALL BIG PASS SUNSETS DEPART FROM BAY ISLAND PARK.

SANDBAR AND SWIM CHARTERS

Get wet, cool down, hang out, and make some new friends at a Big Pass, New Pass, or Sarasota Bay sandbar! Bring a towel, snorkel,  or other toys along with your preferred food and beverage for some daytime Tiki Fun. 3 or 4 hour charters are available.

CUSTOM CHARTER

If you have a custom idea in mind, contact us to discuss options to fit your needs to have a FUN TIKI TIME for birthday, retirement, or graduation parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings, corporate events, retreats, conferences, or waterfront home and property showings for example!

You can combine any of our tours and cruises or come up with something all your own. Perhaps you want to dropped off in downtown Sarasota for an evening on Main Street, or maybe a day at a sandbar, followed by dinner at a waterfront restaurant? If you live in the area OR staying at a place with a dock, we can even pick you up from your private dock! We are open to any ideas or special events you might have. Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding your custom Tiki cruise. Private Charters only (up to 6 people)

Let your imagination design your custom Tiki Cruise TODAY!!! Please contact us for availability and options.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Cruisin’ Tikis Sarasota will offer special packages throughout the year for holidays, concerts, sports, or recreational events on the water. Please contact us for availability and options.


 
 
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FAQ’S

 

ARE THERE LIFE JACKETS ONBOARD?

-- 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. Additional boats will be available in the future, then for larger groups, you may rent additional tikis and cruise together.

ARE THERE RAILINGS ON THE BOAT?

-- YES, our boats are equipped with safety railings around the perimeter of the tiki boat.

HOW FAST DOES THE TIKI BOAT GO?

-- The tiki boat has a cruising speed of 4-6 mph, ride very smoothly and is very stable.

WHO IS MY CAPTAIN?

-- All our Captains have been vetted and trained according the U.S Coast Guard requirements. All captains have been chosen based on their experience with boating and knowledge of the local area.

SHOULD I TIP MY CAPTAIN?

-- Our captains work hard to make sure your Tiki cruise is as enjoyable as possible. Tips are greatly appreciated!

WHAT ARE YOUR CANCELLATION AND INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICIES?

-- Customers will receive a full refund with 24 hours or more notice of cancellation. • Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, excluding behavioral or alcohol related cancellations. We reserve the right to cancel any tour at any time due to weather, safety, mechanical or behavioral issues. • No-shows will be charged the full price. • Cancellations received after 24 hour period will receive a free re-booking or 50% refund.

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 suspend or cancel a tour due to inclement, severe, or potentially hazardous weather or marine conditions including but not limited to the following: -Small Craft Advisories -If wind speeds reach 20mph or gust reaching 25-30mph, and/or waves are consistently 2-3 feet or higher, we reserve the right to suspend service until conditions improve. -When lightning is in the immediate area, we reserve the right to suspend service for 20 min from the last strike in the area. -Should an isolated, pop-up storm develop while underway, we reserve the right to return to our main dock or to a secure location at the captain’s discretion until the storm subsides. -If a storm does not subside while at a secure location and is unsafe to return to the main dock, we reserve the right to assist and/or arrange alternative transportation to return the main dock.

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, anniversaries, birthday parties, weddings… you name it and we will try to make it work. Please contact us with your ideas or special requests.

CAN I PLAY MY OWN MUSIC ON BOARD?

--Yes, we have a Bluetooth-capable Kicker 4 speaker system that can sync to your phone and choice of music.

DO YOU PROVIDE FOOD AND DRINK?

-- We provide two coolers with ice, one for food and beverage, another for ice only. We do not serve any food or drinks, however you may bring any food, snacks, drinks or alcoholic beverages and supplies you prefer or your own cooler. You may also purchase food and drinks from nearby restaurants or marinas. ( If ordering from a restaurant, please make sure to call orders in ahead of time as to avoid delays ), Also, please be advised, some restaurants do not allow "carry-out" on prepared or opened alcoholic beverages.

WHAT ABOUT RESTROOMS?

-- Our tikis are NOT equipped with restrooms, but we do have an emergency use porta-potty. 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 unless you want to go swimming or stop at a nearby park or business.

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?

-- Yes, children are allowed and anyone under 21 must be supervised by a parent or quardian. We encourage you to bring your own life vest for children under 12 if possible. If not, let us not so we may have the correct size on board for your cruise. Children 5 and under must wear a vest at all times in Florida. Charters are designed for adults ages 21 and up, so we will not book charters for minors.

IS SMOKING ALLOWED?

-- No! Unfortunately, we do not allow traditional cigarette, cigar smoking or vaping onboard. The tiki boats are made of high quality wood and bamboo and powered by an outboard motor with a below deck fuel tank, so your safety is most important!

DO YOU OFFER A MILITARY DISCOUNT?

-- YES! We are glad to offer all ACTIVE AND VETERAN MILITARY members at 10% discount on all tours at any time!!!! Proof of service is required with ID. Thank you for your service!!!

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