Frequently Asked Questions
What services do you offer?
We are proud to offer private charters, seafood cruises, special event cruises, holiday celebrations, and regularly scheduled outings. For more information about what we do, click here or check out our calendar of upcoming events.
Are food and beverage available for purchase on every cruise/charter?
We offer a selection of beer, wine, spirits, cocktails, and soft drinks on each cruise.
Please feel free to bring your own food to enjoy on your trip. If you wish to request food (seafood, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, etc.) for your private charter, please contact us at least 1 week in advance and we will put you in contact with our catering partners. You may also bring your own food onboard for private events.
Outside alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited onboard due to State regulations.
How do I make my reservation?
In order to reserve a date and time for a private charter, please contact us to request your date. When we receive your inquiry, someone from the Half Shell Adventures team will reach out to discuss your request and confirm or deny our availability. Full payment is required in order to reserve your space. If payment is not made within 1 week of a reservation you have requested, Half Shell Adventures reserves the right to cancel your charter request. Please note that requesting a date does not guarantee Half Shell Adventures' ability to accommodate your party.
What are your prices? Are discounts available?
As a rule, our rates are generally: $250/hour for private charters (with a two hour minimum); $25 for adults and $15 for children under the age of 12 for public events. To be the first to know about discounts and special offers, follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter. Please contact us with questions or concerns about pricing, including special group rates.
What forms of payment do you accept?
In order to reserve your service, we accept major credit and debit cards (Visa, MC, American Express, etc.), cash, or check. While aboard the Half Shell, we also accept cash for beverages available for purchase.
Can I bring my child aboard the Half Shell?
Of course! We happily welcome kids aboard the Half Shell. We are Coast Guard certified to carry over 35 individuals and always have adult- and child-sized life jackets available.
Can I bring my dog aboard the Half Shell?
Out of respect for our guests, please feel free to bring your well-behaved pets onboard for private events only. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and newsletter for dog-friendly public cruises.
What is your cancellation policy?
Full refunds are given for reservations canceled at least 1 week prior to charter date. Half Shell Adventures will retain payment for any cancellations made within 1 week of charter date.
What happens in the case of inclement weather?
Half Shell Adventures will make necessary decisions regarding the cancellation of an event due to rain, thunderstorms, or otherwise dangerous weather. These decisions will be made on a situational basis, and can be made as far as 48 hrs. and as near as 2 hrs. to an event, given the variables of ever-changing weather conditions and the preparations necessary to provide you with an excellent experience aboard the Half Shell. If cancellations are made due to weather, we will first attempt to reschedule your event to another preferred date. If no other dates are suitable, we will happily offer a full refund.
Still have questions? Contact us and we would be happy to help.