Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Yes, we operate on pre-paid reservations made in advance. For tickets unavailable online,
call us at 941-301-8687
What will we see on the boat cruises?
Each tour is unique. Dolphins are the main attraction, but we usually see a wide variety of wildlife including nesting osprey, herons, egrets, brown and white pelicans, a variety of fish, and sometimes manatee.
Is the boat owned and operated by a Florida Corporation?
Yes. The boat is owned and operated by a Florida Corporation, the Boat Safety Academy, LLC.
Do you cancel tours due to bad weather?
Tour usually run in light rain and minimally poor weather conditions. If we determine the conditions are unsafe, we will cancel the cruise. We monitor the weather and cancellation decisions are made up to one hour before the cruise is set to depart. In that case, you will be given the opportunity to reschedule or receive credit toward another cruise. Our boats are fully covered, but open on the sides.
Will I get wet on the cruise?
Unless it's raining, you will most likely not get wet. You might experience misting or sea spray if it's windy or choppy, but you will not get drenched.
Are food and beverages available on the boat?
You are welcome to bring your own food and drink with you, as well as small coolers. Usually we carry a cooler stocked with water and drinks.
No food and drinks are allowed off the boat at Cabbage Key. Their lunches and dinners are excellent and their menu is available on their website, cabbagekey.com. Please keep in mind that our docking privileges there mean that's where we all eat when visiting the island. Thank you.
Is there a restroom on the boat?
Yes. We have a small toilet for your use, but we recommend using the facilities before each departure for your convenience.
Am I likely to get sea sick?
Not likely, but it can happen depending on the severity of your sensitivity. If you know you are motion sickness or sea sickness sensitive, we recommend bringing a remedy that works for you or ginger.
Can we bring a small cooler on the cruise?
Yes. Small coolers are acceptable.
Is parking available nearby?
Yes, there is parking available at our locations. At the Pink Elephant, park on the street. Use the parking lot at Jug Creek Marina; all day for $6 per vehicle.
Should we bring a camera or binoculars?
Yes, Bunny and I encourage this. Please remember to bring protective covering for the items and a strap if you have them, as you will be on the water.
Are tips included in the ticket price?
If you had a good time and wish to recognize the boat captain for a job well-done, you are welcome to give gratuity. 15% is most common in the tour boat industry. Captain Will shares tips with The Wounded Warrior Project and with Bunny.
Is there music on the boat?
Yes. The Captain has a wonderful selection of good, suitable music. He usually plays it while you board and on the way home. We play Amato Mio, among others, during Sunsets.
Are Gift Certificates available?
Can your tours accommodate more than 6 passengers?
No, not on scheduled tours. However, our vessel is available for charter and can accommodate 10 passengers. TEXT 772-214-6359 for vessel charter information. All charter agreements are bare boat and will require a qualified and Coast Guard licensed Master aboard for any cruise.