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FAQ’s

Island Adventures is your headquarters for sailing charters to the Florida Keys and Bahamas.

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  1. What is the maximum # of people allowed?
  2. Where do you sail out of and sail to?
  3. What other costs are involved?
  4. What do we need to bring?
  5. Are children allowed?
  6. We want to learn sailing. Will you teach us?
  7. We want to book a date. How do we go about this?
  8. What do we need to enter the Bahamas?
  9. What if we arrive and the weather is too rough to go out into the ocean?
  10. What is your smoking policy?
  11. Are credit cards accepted in most places?
  12. What currency is used?
  13. Can we board the boat the night before?
  14. What is your drug policy?

 

 

What is the max # of people allowed?

The boat has 2 private cabins. The V berth acts as a double, and the aft stateroom can be used as 2 singles or a double. The dining room table can also convert as a double, but not with a lot of privacy. This is the max number of passengers the coast guard permits.

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Where do you sail out of and sail to?

The home port of the Island Rose is Ft. Lauderdale. Due to the extra time, expense and inconvenience clearing into and out of foreign countries, most trips are sailing the Florida Keys, John Pennycamp Park, Biscayne Bay and the Upper Keys.  If you want the vessel delivered to any port, that can also be arranged.

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What other costs are involved?

The base cost of the charter covers boat, captain and all equipment.

The other expenses are food, fuel, dockage, customs fees and bar drinks.

a) Food:    Can be provided for $25/day/person. (The captain does most of the cooking). Or we would be happy to help you shop.

b) Fuel:    The motor uses 1 gallon of diesel per hour. Depending on the wind, fuel is $100 to $200 per week. Sometimes a lot less.

c) Dockage:    Optional, but I find that most people like to dock a couple of times a week. Average fee is $50-75, but it can range from $25 to $200 depending on how fancy of a resort you want to stay at. The State park anchorages charge $15 to $20 per night but offer some amenities. The rest of the time we anchor out and that is free!

 

 d) Bar:    Send me a list, and I will buy it and stock it on board. Upon boarding, just reimburse me for the cost.

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What do we need to bring?

Everything  is casual. Most people spend their time in swimsuits, but it can get cool at night. Long pants, a sweater and a jacket are not out of line for the evenings, but mostly shorts and t-shirts are the norm. Water socks or shoes you can get wet are nice but no black soles that leave marks please. Soft sided suitcases are handy also.

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Are children allowed?

I find that children adapt to boating faster than some adults. With younger children, I require that you purchase comfortable life jackets and that they wear them on deck. I do have several sizes on board, but I find if they are wearing them many hours a day, a perfect fit is best! Also when you tell them how handsome and sporting they look in them, they hardly want to take them off! Also, for safety, the captain’s word is law on board. (I don’t have kids but I have a dozen nephews and nieces. I am polite but firm). For the most part, kids have a great time with all the activities.

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We want to learn sailing. Will you teach us?

I would be happy to. As an old sailor once told me, "You can learn to sail in a day, but you can spend your whole life learning the art of sailing." I can teach you as much as you want to learn.

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We want book a date. How do we go about this?

Contact us at 1 (800) 876-8929 to see if the dates you are interested in are still available. If your dates are available, we will send a contract to lock your dates in. It requires a $1000 security deposit to confirm your dates, but if for any reason you have to change your dates, we will apply your security deposit toward another charter sometime within 1 year of the cancelled date.

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Sorry we no longer go to the Bahamas

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What if we arrive and the weather is too rough to go out into the ocean?

The Keys are excellent sailing no matter how hard the wind blows. And there are always plenty of activities in the area to keep you busy.

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What is your smoking policy?

In consideration of the other passengers, most people prefer to smoke on deck downwind.

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Are credit cards accepted in most places?

Credit cards are accepted in most marinas and some stores but only in about half the places, as you would expect. Don’t be surprised if they place an additional 5% to 10% surcharge for their use.

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What currency is used?

  US dollars.

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Can we board the boat the night before?

As long as I am not doing back-to-back charters, we can usually work this out. Depending on when you are arriving the fee will be simular to a hotel fee. I try to do everything I can to make your trip convenient and enjoyable.

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What is your drug policy?

The same as the US Coast Guard’s. The policy is zero tolerance. I do not permit any activities (including poaching). This can result in the impounding of my vessel!

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I hope I have answered most of your questions.

Give me a call at:  1 (800) 876- 8929

Thanks for your interest in Island Adventures.

Capt. Gerard Robinson

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