Frequently Asked Questions:
Can we just "walk-on" this tour boat or do we need an appointment?
North Coast Boat Tours is a private charter by appointment only. All trips will be scheduled in advance. However, we may be able to accomodate you on short notice. Please give us a call to check availability. Office call hours are from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please know that if you leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Why do you charge more than the area ferry services?
North Coast Boat Tours is not a ferry service that ferries you to an island with hundreds of other people. We offer something that ferries CANNOT offer; a totally private, custom excursion that will take you where you want to go when you want to go there. Think of us as your "Lake Limo". It can be an hour boat ride, or a whole day adventure! If you want to just relax with a sunset, go for a swim, or see all the sights, grab lunch/dinner on island, you can do it all!
All this for an hourly rate that is less than it costs to rent a jet ski!
How many passengers can you accomodate?
Due to Coast Guard licensing and weight limits, we can take only up to 4 passengers or possbily 6 for Burials at Sea, with a total weight of 1000 lb.
Do tours run after dark?
Our tour operation hours only run until dusk (Plenty of time to catch a great sunset!) We do not run tours past dark for obvious safety reasons.
What should we bring along?
It is always a good idea to bring along a lightwieght jacket. Remember your sunscreen and sunglasses. Please wear flat shoes; light colored and non-marking soles. We do not have infant/baby life jackets. You will need to supply your own. We do have life jackets for children age 3 on up.
If you would like any snacks or drinks, you are welcome to bring your cooler or you are welcome to use ours. Please let us know in advance so we can have ice. Alcoholic beverages are only permitted if ALL passengers are 21 and have proof of age. Please drink responsibly.
Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is STRICTLY prohibited on or around the boat.
Are pets allowed?
We are sorry but we cannot accomodate pets.
Are there more tour suggestions or more detailed information about "Burials at Sea"?
All of North Coast Boat Tours excursions are custom and personalized. The only destination(s) and schedule is yours. So please don't hesitate to mention what you want/need and Captain Sue will help you plan the perfect trip with all the details.
Who is responsible for any damage?
Damage to the boat caused by any passenger negligence or non-compliance is the responsibility of the person who paid and chartered the boat. Accidents do happen....so this will be left up to the captain's discretion.
Can we be picked up somewhere else besides departing from Lake Front Marina?
This is very possible depending on location. However, the hourly rate does begin when the boat leaves its home port.