ShipsAhoy! is a USCG Documented and Florida Registered vessel.
(We do not offer "Bare Boat" or "Demise" charter opportunities.
See the bottom of this page for explanations of these terms.)
In addition to our USCG licensed Captain and Crew,
our vessel may legally carry 12 guests (not including crew and staff.)
There will be NO exceptions to the number of guests allowed on board.
Must be at least 25 years of age to charter ShipsAhoy!
(There are no age restrictions applied to guests.)
The number of guests we carry is actually perfect!
It allows your party to fully enjoy premium service on our very spacious yacht
without being over crowded.
ShipsAhoy! is a DRUG FREE vessel,
and it's crew are members of the
American Professional Captains Association Drug Consortium
Anyone aboard who is in possession of,
or under the influence of, illegal drugs,
will cause the immediate termination of the charter,
the entire party to be put ashore at the first available port,
and person(s) to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
PRICING PROFILE for SHIPSAHOY!
("Base Charter Fees" include: Fees for Captain, First Mate,
Fuel, Insurance, Cleaning & Disinfecting)
Due to the level of the charter experience we provide,
and the fact that it takes time, effort, and coordination to accomplish that,
ADDITIONAL FEES may apply for "Last Minute" charters booked within 48 hours,
and a deposit will be required under contract prior to any provisioning.
Our Most Popular ShipsAhoy! Adventures
with "OUT THE DOOR" Pricing
*A $1,000.00 conditionally refundable Security Fee will be added to the final payment, and refunded within 3 business days after the charter if the vessel is found, by the owners, to be in good and reasonable condition comparable to its condition prior to that charter. Prices are subject to change and are not guaranteed until we have a deposit under contract. Pricing does not include any additional staff or provisions, unless otherwise specified.
Maximum 12 Guests
(Not including Crew)
Champagne & Charcuterie Cruise
(Champagne & Charcuterie Included)
Base Charter Fee: $2050.00
Chief Stewardess: 100.00
7% Sales Tax: 105.00
20% Gratuity: 430.00
Total Charter Fee: $2,685.00*
( $2,685.00 ÷ 12 guests = $223. pp...that's $111. per hour pp )
Sunset Dinner Cruise
(3 1/2 Hour)
(Pricing does not include food.
We HIGHLY recommend our chef!)
Base Charter Fee: $3,050.00
Chief Stewardess: 175.00
7% Sales Tax: 175.00
20% Gratuity: 645.00
Total Charter Fee: $4,045.00*
( $4,045.00 ÷ 12 guests = $337. pp... that's $96. per hour pp. )
(4 Hour / Half-Day)
Base Charter Fee: $3,550.00
Chief Stewardess: 200.00
7% Sales Tax: 210.00
20% Gratuity: 750.00
Total Charter Fee: $4,710.00*
( $4,710.00 ÷ 12 guests= $392. pp... that's $98. per hour pp.)
The Charter Cruises below, which are 5 hours and more,
allow for time to hang out in the water at beautiful Egmont Key if conditions allow.
Captain's Island Adventure
(5 Hour / Extended Half-Day)
with water toys minus Super Slide
Base Charter Fee: $4,175.00
Chief Stewardess: 250.00
7% Sales Tax: 253.75
20% Gratuity: 885.00
Total Charter Fee: $5,563.75*
( $5,563.75 ÷ 12 guests= $463 pp... that's $92. per hour pp.)
with water toys
Base Charter Fee: $4,800.00
Chief Stewardess: 300.00
7% Sales Tax: 297.50
20% Gratuity: 1,020.00
Total Charter Fee: $6,417.50*
( $6,417.50 ÷ 12 guests = $534 pp... that's $89 per hour pp.)
(8 Hour/ Full Day)
with water toys
Base Charter Fee: $6,050.00
Chief Stewardess: 400.00
7% Sales Tax: 385.00
20% Gratuity: 1,290.00
Total Charter Fee: $8,125.00*
($8,125.00 ÷ 12 guests = $677 pp... that's $84 per hour pp. )
(Want something more? Check out our Weekend Excursions!)
(Hot Dog or Steak & Lobster?)
As You Wish...
(No additional fees are collected by ShipsAhoy! beyond the cost of these staff members.)
FORM OF PAYMENT
Charter date & time will be guaranteed*
with a signed contract and a 25% deposit.
Should you need to cancel-deposits will be refunded less
Captain, Crew, & Staff fees and any fees incurred for food (purchase and preparation.)
Balance due two weeks prior
to your cruise (if time permits,) up until date prior to day of departure.
A 3% bank fee will be added to payments made by credit or debit card.
Payments may be made by check (made out to ShipsAhoy!), or cash (in person),
Venmo, or Zelle.
Special pricing is available for events such as:
Private Photo or Video Shoots
Commercial Movie or Video Shoots
Grand Prix of St Petersburg
Reggae Rise Up Music Festival
Offshore Powerboat Races
SOF Convention in Tampa
(Multi-Day Overnight Docking in Tampa for Conventions.)
*All events are subject to weather conditions,
and are at the complete discretion of the Captain.
We will work with you to reschedule your event
if it has to be cancelled for severe weather conditions or safety concerns.
Since we do have plenty of comfortable indoor space and lots of fun things to do,
cruises are not automatically cancelled due to rain.
(Just like the big cruise lines.)
Prior to your departure date
you and each of your guests will be required to read / watch our safety briefing.
There will be another brief orientation once we welcome all of you aboard.
Taking it from the top...
What is the difference between a "Bare Boat" or "Demise" charter and
the type of charter experience we offer on ShipsAhoy!?
It's simply the difference between renting a car or hiring a limo.
When you hire ShipsAhoy! you get to decide where she goes (within reason),
but you don't have to worry about the driving, or anything else.
And you don't own the "Limo" so... you are not responsible if something happens to it.
As long as you return the limo in the same condition as it was when you rented it,
you can just sit back and enjoy the ride.
In a "Bare Boat" or "Demise" charter situation,
all responsibility is on you, (fees, licenses, certifications, and insurance, etc.)
as you take on temporary ownership of that vessel.
We don't do that.
CHARTER CLASSIFICATION FOR SHIPSAHOY!:
A USCG REGISTERED "Uninspected Vessel"
An "uninspected" vessel does not mean the vessel has not been inspected.
This term refers to the requirements that must be met in order to carry up to 12 guests
as a vessel which weighs over 100 tons.
IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US.
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