Are all cruises BYOB?
Yes! Riders who are of age are welcome to bring beer, wine or pre-mixed cocktails (no hard alcohol) to enjoy on their Cycleboat ride! Of course non-alcoholic beverages are okay too! We have ice, water coolers and cup holders on board to make sure you always have a cold drink on hand. This should go without saying, but we’re going to say it anyway: you must be 21 or older (and have the ID to prove it) if you plan on drinking adult beverages on the Cycleboat. Please keep in mind that open containers are only allowed on board the Cycleboat and cannot be taken back onto the dock.
Do we need a reservation?
We strongly recommend you make reservations beforehand, especially if you're a larger group. However, reservations are not required, you can book online the day of. If you're feeling lucky and spontaneous you can even pay at the dock right before a tour(if seats are available).
Is It Hard To Pedal?
Not at all! Our riders always comment on how surprisingly EASY the Cycleboat is to pedal, especially compared to Pedal Trolley's on the street! We can raise and lower the paddlewheel to increase or decrease speed and resistance. We also have a motor, if you get tired.
Where Do We Meet For Our Cycleboat Experience?
Liberty Harbor Marina Dock T16. As soon as you enter the marina walk straight toward the water. We are directly to the right of the NY Waterway Ferry Stop. The gate to our dock is directly next to two portable bathrooms.
Do You Make Any Stops?
No, please use the bathroom beforehand. In case of extreme emergencies we have a portable toilet onboard.
How Many Passengers Can Fit On The CycleBoat?
16. Our CycleBoat has 10 pedal stations seated around a central mahogany bar and a large bench seat for non-pedalers or those who would like a break from pedaling. There is also plenty of room to stand up and walk around. If 6 seats are not booked for a particular cruise by 8PM the night before we reserve the right to cancel the tour and issue refunds.
Can I Tip the Captain and deckhand?
Our boat captains and deck hands work very hard to ensure you have the best possible experience. While tipping is certainly not required, if our crew shows you a good time and you’re feeling tipsy, please feel free to show them you are happy with their service!
What if I am late the day of my Cycleboat Ride?
We strongly recommend planning to arrive 15 minutes early for your Cycleboat ride. For a public tour the boat will leave on time (without you). If you have booked the full boat, we will wait to leave but it will shorten your tour because we have a daily schedule to keep.
Is parking available?
Yes, there is a large parking lot right where our boat is docked. If you are visiting the bar/restuarant on premises, parking is free.
Can I Bring Food Onboard?
Yes, snacks are great or anything you can eat with your hands (i.e. sandwich). Anything that requires a fork and knife is probably not a good idea
Are Children Allowed Onboard?
Yes! Children 8 and older are allowed onboard for private full boat cruises. For public tours guests must be 13 and older. Keep in mind to comfortably pedal you should be at least 55" tall. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 25.
What Happens If We Have Bad Weather On The Day Of Our Cycleboat Cruise?
The Cycleboat pedals rain or shine thanks to a protective canopy that covers the boat. In the case of extreme weather including thunder, lightning or high winds, the captain has the authority to cancel the tour. Riders will be provided with a credit to book another day. Your safety is our top priority.
What Is Your Cancellation Policy?
Our standard cancellation policy is as follows: Full boat - Cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to the tour for a refund. Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to your tour, but less than 30 days in advance, will receive a voucher for a future tour. Any cancellations made within 7 days of your tour or no shows will NOT be entitled to a refund. Individual Tickets - Cancellations must be made at least 10 days prior to the tour for a refund. Cancellations made more than 3 days (72 hours) prior to the tour, but less than 10 days in advance, will receive a credit for a future tour. Any cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour or no shows will NOT be entitled to a refund.
Do You Provide Life Jackets?
While our service is here to provide you with a fun filled time, your safety is our number one priority. Each of our Cycleboats have been inspected and certified by the U.S. Coastguard and are equipped with all necessary safety equipment including life preservers for adults and children.