No, you do not need a boater’s license to drive the Electric Boat.
How old do you have to be to operate an Electric Boat?
You must be 21 years old and over to rent out our Electric Boats, while anyone younger, must be supervised by someone 21 years of age and older on board.
Are we allowed to bring our own food and beverage on the Electric Boat?
Yes! You may bring your own food and beverage on the boat.
Is it legal to Drink Alcohol on a boat?
While it isn’t illegal to drink alcohol on a boat, it is against the law to operate a vessel while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs. The blood alcohol limit for boating is the same as that for driving a car – 0.08%.
Do we operate the Electric Boat ourselves?
You may operate the boat yourself, or you may hire a captain to operate the boat for a fee.
Is a reservation required to rent a Electric Boat?
Reservations are not required, however, are recommended to get a guaranteed time slot.
Are pets allowed on board?
Yes, pets are allowed on board for a fee. Service animals, however, are free at no charge.
Where can I park?
Our address is 2901 W. Coast Hwy in Suite160 . There is convenient parking onsite in the underground parking structure at our location. Due to ongoing construction in the area-and the subsequent increase in demand-The Parking Company has between $20 to $30 for all night parking depending on the day. We unfortunately have no control whatsoever over these parking rates and are unable to validate.
We look forward to sharing our FUN with you!
We are committed to customer service and making the experience as smooth as possible. So we have manually created a parking map of the area for your convenience with some alternative locations for parking. In the attached map, areas in green are typically free, but are also often used by other folks that are seeking free parking, so please allot yourself sufficient time to find a spot, get to our location and get checked in.
Areas in purple are typically metered, but most meters are only until 6pm, but please check signage to ensure that you are in compliance with any local city or state ordinances. Sometimes you have to pay a couple of dollars and sometimes you do not.
Additional options would be to legally park in a nearby neighborhood and take an Uber/Lyft down to our location, or walk if it is close enough.
Again, please make sure that you observe any and all city/state ordinances (or rules and regulations if on private property) wherever you decide to park.
Triangle Square is also only about 8-10 minutes away and is a very reasonable Uber/Lyft away. It’s a great location to grab dinner before or after your cruise and they have a large, complimentary parking structure. If you do park here however, please make sure to observe any posted ordinances, rules or regulations.
Do your boats have the Sides?
No, we used to have them on all our boats though. What we learnt over the years is, when the sides are down it gets hotter in the boat than outside causing it to fog the sides easily.
With that you have two issues:
The person driving the boat cannot see clearly where they are going.
The passengers can’t see the decorated houses and boats passing by clearly.
Passengers eventually try to undo the zippers causing the sides to either falling into the water or damaging them in the process. Repair cost in excess of $1000.
We found the best solution is to have you Layer up and enjoy the festivities with your loved ones and no barriers between you and the parade.
Weekend and Holidays
The company considers these days and their corresponding weekend’s holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Valentine’s Day
- Presidents’ Day
- St. Patrick’s Day
- Easter Sunday
- Mother’s Day
- May Memorial Day
- Father’s Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Columbus Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day (also day after Thanksgiving)
- Newport Boat Parade
- Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
- New Year’s Eve