Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sip-N-Cycle Cruises?

Sip-N-Cycle Cruises specializes in pedal-powered CycleBoat tours. We are owned and operated by USCG Licensed Captains. CycleBoat tours are our specialty and all we do! You can assure that you (your group) will have a safe and enjoyable time on the water!

The Cycleboat is a 31-foot-long catamaran, which is propelled through the water by a large rear paddle wheel which is powered by the pedaling of our riders! We can accommodate up to 16 guests (10 at pedal stations surrounding a central mahogany bar and 6 others on comfortable bench seating) and embark on daily cruises.

How do I book a tour?

You can book right here on our website by clicking the “Book A Tour” tab on top our homepage. For any questions please contact us.

Whether you’re purchasing individual tickets or reserving the entire vessel for your group, booking your cruise is as easy.

  1. Go to our booking page and select your date/time.
  2. Choose either a full boat rental or individual tickets and checkout with a credit card using our 2048-bit encrypted payment platform.
  3. Read and electronically sign your waiver.

Where do we board?

We have two pickup locations!

Pop’s Sunset Grill
112 Circuit Road Nokomis, FL 34275.
Bayfront Excursions
8865 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242. 

We suggest parking across the street at the Turtle Beach Public Beach Access.
Parking is free, and available from 6am to Midnight.
Please note, this area is monitored and regulated by Sarasota County.
Please obey app posted rules and signage.

Can we drink aboard the Sip-N-Cycle?

We suggest that each guest bring 36oz of beer or 18oz of wine. So three 12oz beers or a 6-pack of beer to share between two guests, or a bottle of wine to share between two guests. Beverages are available for purchase at Pop’s Sunset Grill and Bayfront Excursions prior to departure.

Please bring canned beer, as anything in a glass container will need to be poured into a plastic cup (plastic souvenir cups are available for purchase aboard the cruise prior to departure).

Do I need to bring ice or a cooler?

Our boat has 2 large coolers built right into the bar that come fully stocked with ice for your cruise.

Is it difficult to pedal?

Not at all. There are no hills to go up out on the water, and we can raise or lower the paddle wheel to reduce or increase resistance.

How many people can ride the CycleBoat?

Sip-N-Cycle Cruises can safely accommodate up to 16 passengers per cruise, with a maximum weight capacity of 2,960 pounds. Seating includes 10 pedal stations surrounding the central bar and a comfortable bench for 6 non-peddlers to enjoy the ride.

Do you provide the driver?

Yes. All Sip-N-Cycle Cruises captains are US Coast Guard certified for small passenger vessel operation.

Is there a bathroom on board?

Sip-N-Cycle Cruises does not have a bathroom on board, but we stop halfway through your cruise for a bathroom break.

Does Sip-N-Cycle Cruises do private parties?

Absolutely! We take pride in tailoring every private event! Whether you’re bringing your birthday/bachelor/bachelorette party or looking for a unique brand of corporate team building, be sure to let us know. Full boat rentals are available at a discount to cater your party’s specific needs. Please contact us for any questions or to set up a private event.

Cancellations & Other Considerations

You may cancel up to 14 days before your reservation for a full refund. Cancellations made less than 14 days before ride date will not receive a refund, however, we are able to issue a store credit up to 24 hours before your scheduled ride. No-shows will not receive a refund or a store credit.

We go out rain or shine! The Boat & Bike are covered if need be. If the Captain/Driver determines the weather is not safe, we will issue a refund or store credit. No refunds will be given if you choose not to ride due to weather conditions, however, we will issue a store credit.

Party Boat/Bike Rules:

– Riders Must be ages 21+ for Party Bike (Please call for BOAT cruise details for passengers under age 21)

– Riders MUST have Valid ID for check-in

– Riders MUST sign electronic waivers PRIOR to boarding 

– No Glass (you may pour alcohol/wine in plastic containers to bring aboard)

– No tobacco use while on our trips 

– No public urination 

– No jumping/getting off when in motion

– No littering

– It is strongly advised not to wear high heels, opened toed shoes or flip flops 

– Follow the Captain’s/Driver’s rules 

– Have a good time!

Thanks for your understanding.

Can I leave a tip for the crew?

If you had a great experience and our crew added to your enjoyment, please feel free to show your appreciation with a tip.

If you have any further questions, please click here to contact us

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