Frequently asked questions

Do your charters come with a captain?

Yes, our charters are ONLY captained charters

What is included with your charters?

Boat with captain (deckhand also on our larger passenger boats); a couple of paddle boards, pool floats, 15ft lily pad, large cooler with ice and water bottles, Bluetooth speaker, blow up slide on each of the large passenger boats

What are the time options?

4 hour charter (9:30am-1:30pm OR 2-6pm); 5 hour charter (9-2pm); 8 hour charter (9:30am-5:30pm OR 10am-6pm)

How many pontoon boats do you have?

We have 1 double decker pontoon with a slide (Chillin’ the Most) and 2 Coast Guard specification-built pontoons with a restroom on them (Island Time and Island Time II)

What is the maximum number of passengers on each of the boats?

Chillin’ the Most – 6 passengers max; Island Time and Island Time II – 16 passengers max each

Can we bring food, drinks or snacks on the boat?

Yes, you can bring any food, drinks or snacks that you would like to have on your charter

Can we bring alcohol on the boat?

Yes, you can bring alcohol for 21 years and up

Are there vendors on Crab Island?

Yes, there are vendors selling ice cream, t-shirts, food, pineapples, coconuts. There is even a general store selling floats, sunscreen, etc

Where do we go on your charters?

The majority of your charter is spent on Crab Island, however, we can take you to look for dolphins or go snorkeling before we go to Crab Island if you choose

If we decide to go snorkeling, does your charter provide the snorkel equipment?

Yes, as long as you let us know that you would like the snorkel equipment as we don’t keep it on the boat unless we know someone wants to use it. We sanitize the equipment after each use

Are the charters private?

Yes, our charters are booked for your party only

What is the pricing for your charters?

The cost depends on the boat and the number of passengers. Chillin’ the Most ($145/hour with a minimum of 4 hours PLUS 10% tax) Island Time and Island Time II ($680/4 hours PLUS $145/hour for each additional hour PLUS $50/person OVER 8 people with a maximum of 18 people PLUS 10% tax); the only thing NOT included in these prices is a tip for your captain. Typically, a 15-20% tip is customary

Is there a deposit to book your charter?

Yes, we require a deposit of $250 to reserve your date/time; the balance of your charter is due the day BEFORE your charter if paying by credit card OR the day of if paying by cash

Where do your charters pick up?

We have 3 pick up locations depending on which boat you charter; Chillin’ the Most picks up at Heron Harbor, 314 Harbor Blvd, Destin Island Time picks up at Olin Marler Marina, 102 Harbor Blvd, Slip 6A, Destin Island Time II picks up at Tailfins, 172 Harbor Blvd, Destin

Does it cost to park at these locations?

Yes, there is a $10 charge to park in the harbor lots; the exception is Tailfins, however, parking is limited at their location. We suggest carpooling for the bigger groups and limiting the number of cars OR taking an Uber to the harbor

What is your cancellation policy?

You can cancel your charter for any reason up to 72 hours before your charter and receive a full refund of your deposit

What if it rains or bad weather the day of your charter?

The captains’ have a good radar app and will make the call on the weather the day of the charter. You will get a full refund of amount paid if your trip is canceled due to the weather

Do children cost the same as adults on your charters?

Yes, we count by the head not by the age

Do we need to arrive early for our charter?

You need to allow enough time to find the location and find the boat on the harbor; it isn’t necessary to be there too early as the captain will pick you up promptly at the time of your charter

Are there life jackets on the boats?

Yes, there are coast-guard required life jackets on our boats. If you have small children, you may want to bring their own life jacket as all children 8 and under are required by law to wear a life jacket while on the boat and the coast guard approved ones may not be the most comfortable for small children

Can we bring our own cooler on the boat?

Yes, you can bring your own cooler and/or you can add to our cooler. If you have a lot of items, you will want to bring an additional cooler as the one on the boat is big, but it may not hold all of the drinks/snacks for a large group

What other items should we bring for our charter?

Sunscreen and towels

If we have floats or rafts we want to bring, do you have an air pump on the boat?

Yes, we keep an air pump on the boat for our equipment that you can use if you have floats or rafts that you want to bring on your charter

Can we add extra time to our charter if we want to stay longer?

No, we are on a specific schedule from May 15-September 30; If your charter is during the off season, you can add extra time with prior approval from the captain

Can we request a specific captain for our charter?

You can request a specific captain for your charter and we will try to honor your request, however, due to scheduling and days on/off, we may not be able to honor your request. All of our captains are professionals and will make your time on our charter a fun and memorable one!