Yacht Charter FAQ
How many people can we bring on the boat?
We are certified to carry a maximum of 13 passengers. This is a strict policy set by the US Coast Guard so we don’t have any flexibility. But this is actually a perfect number for a fun, comfortable and enjoyable cruise!
What happens if there’s bad weather?
Bella Roma is an ocean going boat so she can handle just about any weather Mother Nature decides to throw at her. If the weather is extremely bad during a trip and it has to be cancelled, we will prorate your trip and give you a refund. We want your trip to be safe and enjoyable!
What’s your cancellation policy?
Hey, sometimes things come up. You can cancel up to a week before your charter for a full refund so book early. After that, there’s a 50% penalty. Unfortunately, there’s no refund if you cancel the day before or the day of your charter.
Can we bring food?
Yes, of course! The galley is fairly small so it’s best not to plan on cooking a four course meal while you’re on the boat. Bringing prepared food is usually your best bet. The Board Chef can deliver high quality food such as charcuterie boards and fancy sandwiches and the food truck at our marina, Phantom Tacos, has some of the best Mexican food in the area. Both will deliver your food to the boat and have it ready when you arrive.
What about adult beverages?
Yes, feel free to bring alcohol. With two refrigerators on board, we have plenty of ice for you to use. For safety reasons, the captain has the right to terminate the cruise if anyone gets extremely intoxicated. We certainly don’t want anyone falling overboard!
Can we smoke on the boat?
Unfortunately, there is a general no smoking rule on the boat. Under certain calm conditions, though, the captain *may* allow cigarette smoking on the swim platform while the boat is anchored. There is definitely no cigar smoking or illegal substances allowed at all. Hookah is banned as well.
Where does the boat go?
We cruise up and down Choctawhatchee Bay around Destin and Fort Walton Beach. Typically, we’ll cruise for an hour or so and then anchor near Crab Island where passengers often like to do some swimming and relaxing. After that, we usually finish up with another hour cruise back to the marina.
Can we go swimming?
Absolutely! When we anchor down, passengers often like to jump in the water and swim. We’ve got plenty of floats and rafts but please bring your own towels and sunscreen.
Do you offer overnight options?
Unfortunately, we don’t offer any overnight accommodations at this time.