01. Will we see dolphin?
Our local waters of San Carlos Bay, Pine Island Sound and the near- coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico are home for lots of dolphin throughout the year. Our trips cover such a wide area we almost always see dolphin.
03. Will I get wet getting on the boat at the pick- up spot and getting to shore
when arriving at Cayo Costa?
Yes- A few steps in knee deep water to the boat at the pick-up and 2 steps on the stern ladder and you are aboard. At Cayo Costa , it’s 2 steps down the ladder into knee-deep water and a few steps to the beach.
05. Is there a restroom on all of your boats?
Yes- We find it is a must for the comfort of our guests.
07. Why do we have to call you the day of our cruise?
We do not decide the name of the boat and Captain taking you on your cruise until the morning of your tour and we must also make certain the conditions will allow us to produce an enjoyable trip the day you have chosen.
09. Do you provide any food or drinks during you charters?
No- Everyone likes something different so we provide a cooler and ice and everything else you will need but you must bring your own drinks and food.
02. How is the shelling?
It varies- We go to Cayo Costa for our shelling trips and very few people get to the area we will take you . It is a barrier Island only accessible by boat. After a couple of days of winds from the South, West or North we often have excellent shelling, with lots of shells pushed onto the beach and in the shallow waters along the shore.
04. Will there be good snorkeling conditions for our cruise?
Each year many of our cruises have good snorkelling conditions. Factors that can effect snorkelling are water temperature and clarity. There are many great things involved during our charters, the boat ride, the great dolphin shows, getting to see the whole area by boat. If snorkelling is at the top of your list of reasons to join us please inquire about the recent snorkelling conditions when you call.
06. Why must we call to confirm 48 hours before our departure time with you?
As we do not require any deposit from you and payment is made to the Captain at the end of the cruise we need to know that you have in fact arrived in the area in order to do our cruise.
08. What should we bring with us?
Drinks, water, soda, etc. It’s important to stay hydrated. Any food/snacks you want for your party. Bathing suit-either wear it, or use the private cabin to change.
10. What is available to us during our Charter?
All our boats have:
>Sea-doo sea scooters (for snorkeling)
>A cooler with ice
>A restroom/changing room
>A T-top for shade.
>Snorkelling equipment for all ages (now introducing the Full face easy breathe snorkeling masks.)
>S.U.P’s (Stand-Up Paddleboards)
>Mesh bags for shelling