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Destin Dockside Tiki Boat Cruises

About

Destin Tiki Boats offers private Tiki Boat charters using a recreational bare-boat charter/rental aboard our custom Tiki Boats for groups of 10. Book a charter and enjoy our amazing watercolor painted skies on the sunset cruises, or hop aboard for a front row seat to our Thursday fireworks shows. These charters provide for relaxing scenic views, dolphin watching, and swimming. As these trips are bare boat charters no provisions are provided. Bring food, alcohol and other beverages, and snorkel gear. Destin Tiki Boats is located at Dockside Watersports in the greater Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island area. Board our Tiki boats from our private docks and enjoy the scenery of Destin Harbor, Crab Island, and Choctawhatchee Bay.

Bare-Boat Charter

Uninspected private recreational vessels are chartered, leased or rented to an individual (Charterer) through a written agreement. The Owner does not provide a Master/Skipper or crew. The Charterer selects and contracts a Skipper/crew of their choosing that meets requirements set forth by the owner of the vessel and that meets Coast Guard requirements. The Charterer assumes responsibility for the vessel operation in accordance with federal and state maritime law for the duration of the charter. The Charterer assumes complete command, control and possession of the vessel as if it were their own. The Owner can recommend a list of Captains for the Charterer to hire, but cannot stipulate the selection. (Title 46 U.S. Code Section 2101 (35) states that a chartered 12 passenger vessel cannot be provided a crew “specified” by its owner to qualify as a Recreational Bareboat charter.) The Owner can require the Charterer to hire a Master/Skipper with a preset level of qualifications. Master/Skipper MUST hold at least a U.S.C.G. 25 Ton Master license or have demonstrated competency with our vessel and have a working knowledge of navigation , charts, compass and on board systems. In addition, the skipper must have extensive knowledge of our waterways and local rules and regulations. When making a reservation all skipper information must be provided to ensure the skipper meets requirements for driving the vessel. Master/Skippers work for the Charterer as an independent contractor on an “at will” basis as agreed between the two parties. We can provide you with a list of qualified skippers upon request.

Master/Skipper

Bare-Boat charter regulations require the Charterer to contact an independent Master/Skipper and pay them directly for a sum of the assigned fee set by the Master/Skipper. Bare-Boat regulations stipulate the “Owner” cannot specify the crew. A selection of Master/Skippers can be provided. Rates are determined by the Master/Skipper based on trip selection. Gratuity is not included.

*Reservations require payment in full at the time of booking.*

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Hours of Operation

Monday -Sunday 8am-6pm

390 Harbor Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541