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.
- Go to our booking page and select your date/time.
- Choose either a full boat rental or individual tickets and checkout with a credit card using our 2048-bit encrypted payment platform.
- Read and electronically sign your waiver.
Where do we board?
We have two pickup locations!
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?
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?
Do you provide the driver?
Is there a bathroom on board?
Does Sip-N-Cycle Cruises do private parties?
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.