Cycle Boat FAQ

Cost-$500 on the weekend, $425 weekday. It is a 90 minute tour, tax is included in that number but the tip for 1st Mate/Captain are not

Some commonly asked questions:

-How many people does it fit? 16 guests are allowed

-Is there a bathroom? No, what you drink you must hold in you until we return. Before your tour begins we strong encourage everyone to use the bathroom. 

-Do we make any stops? Yes we can… as long as there is dock space for the boat. We make only 1 stop

-Are minors allowed on the tour? Yes they are, we have 3 life jackets for children. Please be sure to write that children are coming on the questionnaire so we can have the life jackets ready.

-Can a tour be cancelled due to the weather? Yes, Coast Guard regulations due to wave height and lightning. We follow the weather very closely and are in constant contact with the organizer. We work our hardest to avoid having to cancel tours, an example is if lightning is in the area when your tour is supposed to start and will move past us then we will have you wait out the storm in one of the bars at the Port of Rochester and when it is done then your tour will go out and you will get the full 90 minutes on the boat. If later tours are impacted we will contact the organizer right away to let them know what time to arrive at. If the weather prevents your tour from taking place we will try to get your group out on one of our pedal BIKES or you will get a raincheck good for one year from your tour date. No refunds are given

-Does the boat have a motor? Yes it does, the pedal stations are what makes it move while we are on the tour. We only use the motor to leave the dock, tricky situations and if the group is running late to return at the end.

-Can we decorate the boat? Some decorations work better then others, no need to waste your money, time or effort on anything that will blow off right away. If we know it will blow off it cannot go up because we do not litter.

-Can we go swimming? Hell No, if someone jumps off a commercial boat like ours then it is Man Overboard on our end and we have to file a notice with the Coast Guard and that will get us in trouble. 

-How much alcohol can we bring on the tour? We allow 3 12oz cans of beer, wine, cider, sparkling seltzer and mikes hard lemonade type drinks per person.  water does not count against your alcoholic beverage count so be sure to bring some for the group.

-Do you provide a cooler or do we bring it? You can bring 1 cooler if you would like.

-Where should we park? The Port of Rochester is full of free parking

-How much should we tip? The boat features a first mate and master captain, 20% is the standard. The organizer usually collects the tip when the collect the cash for the tour from everyone ahead of time.

-Can we smoke on the boat? No, Coast Guard regulations. E cigs are fine tho

-Is there a weight limit for the bike seats? Yes, if someone is too heavy then they will bend our seat and the chains will not work. 275lb limit