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Frequently Asked Questions

The Shore Thing for Fun in the Sun

  • Cruise beautiful waters with lifelong locals
  • Comfortable, party-friendly accommodations
  • Daily entertaining public cruises and fully customizable private cruise for 1-44 people.
  • A perfect getaway for locals and tourists

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Yes! Bring anything you’d like to eat or drink. Alcoholic beverages are welcome as well.

We encourage it! Shore Thing Tiki Cruises is BYOB and beer, wine, and liquor is permitted.

A clean onboard bathroom is available for your convenience.

We totally love having furry friends on our PRIVATE cruises. Unfortunately, on our PUBLIC cruises, we can’t have pups onboard because we’re in a confined space with other guests who might have allergies or get a bit scared. Plus, mixing your fur baby with another party’s might cause some trouble, and our insurance folks aren’t big fans of that. Thanks for understanding!

Check in 30 minutes prior to your cruise at 119 Bridge Street, Suite 140B, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217.
You will board the boat at 200 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Our captain and crew rely on your generosity as part of their wages. 15% – 20% is customary. They use Venmo, Cash App, and Zelle. Cash is always appreciated and preferred.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure to get checked in at 119 Bridge Street, Suite 140B, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Parking can be difficult during peak hours so please allow yourself ample time. We strongly recommend alternate transportation:\

  • Island Trolley – Service starts at 6am and runs at 20-minute intervals until 9pm, then every 30 minutes until 10:30pm. You’ll never be far from a trolley stop; you can usually find them every two to four blocks. For a list of all the trolley stops, route and schedule, visit their site by clicking this link!
  • The Monkey Bus – The Monkey Bus travels all over Anna Maria Island, Cortez and across the bridge by request. You can call (941) 565-6542 to schedule a ride anywhere from 12noon to 3am 7 days a week. “Rides for Tips” is their slogan as there is no official charge for this service.
  • Uber and Lyft are also available options.
  • If you do drive and have to park further away, The Old Town Tram offers rides that can be requested at each public parking lot as the tram passes through or hailed on the street in the Bridge Street district. Tram frequently stops at each listed Public Parking lot approximately every 7-14min. Listen for the ship bell and wave them down!  You can call for pickup as well at (941) 404-6240. Find more info by clicking here.

Pricing for our fully private and customizable 2.5-hour daytime or sunset cruises

  • Up to 6 people is $348 plus tax
  • 7-44 people are $58 per person plus tax, children 10 and younger $30 plus tax
  • Public Cruises are $40 per person plus tax, children 10 and younger $25 plus tax

*Small booking fee applied if reservations are made online

Cruises are fully refundable up to 48 hours from the day of your cruise, otherwise a credit will be issued toward future bookings. If operator cancels due to weather a full refund will be offered. No shows will not be issued a refund or credit.

Our cruises will depart rain or shine. Captain Frank will adjust his route to avoid rain showers, if possible. If he determines the weather conditions are too dangerous to cruise, we will do everything we can to reschedule for a time that works for you. If we cannot, your money will be 100% refunded.

Don’t see your questions here? Contact our crew, or call us at (941) 347-0773 today!
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