Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers about boat club membership
How do I know boats will be available?
The Clubs maintain a boat/Member combination that preserves the availability of the boats. Our reservation policy allows all Members equal access to reservations. A Member has the ability to have four reservations scheduled at any given time and can reserve up to three months in advance.
How hard is it to get boat reservations on the weekends?
We recommend making reservations for weekend days 2 to 3 weeks in advance in the Spring & Summer, 1-2 weeks in the Fall & Winter. We strongly suggest taking advantage of our 3-month advance reservations policy for special events such as holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
What if I have no boating experience?
We are happy to recommend one of many Captains who offer private one on one training courses by appointment. Each member is also given a vessel orientation the first time he or she uses each of the Club vessels.
Is Insurance included?
Yes! In the unfortunate case of an accident our members are only liable for up to the insurance deductible. Members also have the option of buying the deductible down to as little as $1,000.
What are the cruising limits?
Limits are Peanut Island to the North, Haulover Inlet to the South and a maximum of 10 miles offshore. The Keys & the Bahamas are off-limits.
When do the boats have to be back at the dock?
Our normal business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you wish to stay out later than 5pm, you simply need to request permission (You need to have taken our boats out during normal business hours a few times in order for us to determine your skill level.) Once you have taken the boat out until dusk a few times and successfully docked and tied up without assistance, then you are permitted to use the boats at night as well. All boats need to be returned to the docks by midnight.
May I keep the boat out overnight?
Yes, we offer extended overnight vacations for up to 3 days and 2 nights. Restrictions apply.
May I join with my friend/ partner /sibling /parent /etc?
Spouses/Partners are included free of charge. Business Associates, Friends, Siblings and Children are not included