Why wouldn't you have questions? It's like those street cars, but on water!Is it like those 4 person pedal boats? Not really. Is it a spin class on a boat? Not unless you want it to be. Is it bar? We don't serve alcoholic beverages.
Number of Saturdays in Spring, Summer, Fall
2018 Opening Day
What is the minimum number of people you will take?
We have a maximum capacity of 16 but suggest that you bring at least 8 people. We do have an electric motor to assist if you want or need.
What is the cancellation policy?
- Cancellations made more than 14 days in advance of a scheduled cruise will receive a 90% refund, or a rain check.
- Cancellations made more than 3 days in advance, but less than 14 days, will receive a rain check for a future cruise.
- No shows, or cancellations made less than 3 days (72 hours) prior to a scheduled cruise will not be entitled to a refund.
Does the crew accept tips?
If the crew adds value to your trip they would certainly appreciate your gratuity! We also accept Venmo and Paypal for those who are hip with the digital era. Another frequenty asked question is “How much”? The average tip we see is $5 per person.
How long is the ride?
Charters are scheduled to be 2 hours in length. Don’t worry, you will not be pedaling for 2 hours unless that’s your goal. Are you going to be late? Don’t fret, we’re not going to leave without you, but we will return on time.
How difficult is the pedaling?
We have the ability to make it easier or harder depending on your group! How fast and far we go is up to you!
Is there a bathroom on board?
We have a portable potty with a colapsable screen if you need it. We either stop at the sandbar at MacLellan Island for swimming OR The Boat House Restuarant half way through the trip.
What happens if it rains?
We travel rain or shine and have a canopy. In the event of dangerous weather, the Master Captain can cancel the ride and give you a rain check good for 2 years.
When and how do I pay?
You should pay at the time of booking. We accept all major forms of payment. If you need to break down payment for each guest, you must call us and request a special link be sent to your email address. If you are a non-profit that needs to cut a check, you must also call to make the reservation.
Can we jump off the boat and swim?
It is the discretion of the Master Captain based on the current of the river. We usually have the opportunity to dock at the sandbar near MacLellan Island.
How should I prepare for the ride?
Bring any food and beverage you like, along with cups and utensils if needed. If it is warm and you choose the swimming option, bring swimming attire and a towel. If you elect for the Premium Charter or VIP Charter, you will need to bring far less party supplies with you.
Do you do private parties?
Yes, most all trips are private. We will have some special event trips throughout the year for single seating. Check listings.
Do you provide a driver?
Yes. Chattanooga Cycleboats are US Coast Guard certified vessels and every trip is captained by a US Coast Guard Master Captain.