What to Expect

The Tiki Experience: What to Expect

You bring the booze, we steer the cruise. We are a bare bones charter, stocked with a salty captain and great music.

Once you are picked up, the captain will discuss your route preferences. Then you’ll sit back, relax and enjoy the cruise.

Who Can Come

  • 6 guests max per booking.
  • Passengers must be 12+ years of age to be on the S.S. Tiki Alpha (persons 12 – 18 years of age are permitted ONLY if accompanied by an adult).
  • For interest in family charters, please contact us directly.

What to Bring

  • We will bring a cooler and ice. Food and drink are not provided.
  • Alcoholic drinks are allowed.  Responsible drinking only.
  • All passengers must carry a valid identification if alcohol is being consumed.
  • Food is allowed. Plates and cups are not provided. There is no refrigeration available.
  • If you wish to stop at a restaurant during your cruise, please let the captain know before your cruise begins.

How to Dress

  • During the charter swimming is allowed.  All guests are responsible for appropriate clothing.
  • Please note that you may be splashed due to wakes as other boats pass by.

Tiki Rules

  • If you wish to go into the water, the boat must be fully stopped or anchored.  Jumping in while moving or anchored, without captain’s permission could result in injury.
  • Captain reserves the right to stop cruise due to unruly behavior. Intoxicated passengers will be removed and dropped at nearest public dock with another guest.
  • The Captain reserves the right to terminate the charter at any point in time if he feels the weather or safety has become a concern.
  • If a charter is stopped within the first hour due to inclement weather, we will offer a raincheck to reschedule the charter.

Weather Policy

  • Charters cancelled in advance due to weather will be given a “Rain Check” to reschedule.
  • Charters cancelled during a cruise due to weather (i) WILL receive a “Rain Check” to reschedule if cancellation occurs during the 1st hour, and (ii) WILL NOT receive a “Rain Check” to reschedule if cancellation occurs during the 2nd hour.
  • No refunds are given for weather-induced cancellations.


  • No refund will be given for cancellations within 72 hours of your charter. Cancellations 72 hours or more before charter will receive a $200 refund.

Sip & swim from the best post on the coast.

If the Aloha Tiki Charter causes a stir, don’t be alarmed. It’s not uncommon for our unique cruise to catch the eye of passers-by. Simply raise your glass and wave—it’s the aloha way.

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