Baltimore CycleBoat FAQs
So what is a CycleBoat?
A CycleBoat is a Pontoon/Catamaran-style boat with two inward facing rows of pedal stations that have large cushiony bike seats. There is a built in trough-style cooler in the middle of the bar which allows riders to access their own beverages. As guests cycle at their pedal station, with drink in hand, the paddle wheel turns propelling the boat forward. Don’t worry, if you get tired there is a motor on board.
How many people can fit on the boat?
Cruises can fit 8 – 20 passengers; 10 CycleStations with additional seating and standing (dancing) room. 300lb weight capacity on CycleStations
So how much does it cost?
PRIVATE BYOB CHARTERS (PRIVATE CRUISES)
The First 8 Passengers are included in the Charter Rate of $450.00.
Each additional passenger up to a total of 20 is $40 per person.
Are there age restrictions?
You must be at least 21 years old to board the CycleBoat. We will be checking IDs before boarding the boat, so don’t forget!
How long is the cruise?
Cruise is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
What if we want to go longer than 1 hour 30 minutes?
No problem! Call (833) Sip-Ahoy and ask to create a custom cruise.
Can I bring my own food and drinks?
Yes. We do not serve food or drinks on board. Feel free to bring along beer, wine, seltzers and food of your own. We do NOT allow glass or hard liquor on board.
Can I bring a cooler?
You can but it’s really not needed. The Boat has plenty of cooler space in the bar and within the bench seats around the boat.
Do you sell beer, wine or food?
No, we do not sell beverages or food onboard. Please bring your own food, drinks, and ice to keep your drinks cold. Here are some spots nearby where you can grab what you need:
Royal Farms: 1440 Key Hwy E, Baltimore, MD 21230
Harborview Liquors: 549 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230 (Reminder you cannot bring hard liquor on board. Only beer, wine and seltzers. Thank you.)
Where is pick up/drop off?
Pick up/ Drop off for all cruises will be at Harborview Marina located on the south harbor in the historic district of Federal Hill, 500 Harborview Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21230. As soon as you enter there is parking available on your right. We recommend taking public transportation.
What happens if it rains?
Cruises are non-refundable and we operate rain or shine. If the Coast Guard/Captain determines the weather is unsafe we will cancel and each passenger will be provided a rain check for future use or a full refund. If you depart from the dock to start your cruise and the weather gets bad and Captain determines you need to end cruise early, your cruise is considered a full cruise after 45 minutes and a voucher or refund will not be given.
This sounds great, how do I book?
Simply click Book Now, pick your date, time of cruise, number of passengers and pay through our Secure Check Out. We accept all major credit cards.
What kind of shoes do I wear?
Ladies, leave the high heels in the car for the bar after your cruise. For you cyclers, we appreciate your enthusiasm but do not wear your clip in bike shoes. Appropriate non-slip boating shoes should be worn by all passengers.
What if I need to cancel my scheduled cruise?
Any cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance of your cruise will receive a refund minus a cancellation fee of $75 or you can elect to reschedule for a future cruise within the current season. Any cancellations made within 72 hours of the scheduled cruise will not be entitled to a voucher or refund. In the event that inclement weather causes your cruise to be canceled, you will receive a full refund.
Should I tip the crew?
Our crew works hard to keep you safe and ensure your group has a great time. As a thanks for their service, a tip is greatly appreciated!
Can I bring my furry friend?
We love all pets! But unfortunately no pets are allowed. SipAhoy loves animals and to show our support we have partnered with the Sr. Dog Rescue in Severn, MD. When you book your cruise, please consider donating to this worthy cause!
Other things to know!
Life vests are provided but not required to wear.
There is a bathroom on board.
Our boat is inspected by the USCG. Each cruise will have a licensed master captain aboard to help navigate the harbor.
Waivers must be signed prior to boarding.
No jumping or swimming from the boat.
Drugs are prohibited.
No Smoking on Board
Must follow the captains rules. Don’t make the captain have you walk the plank!!!