FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long are your Cruises?
Our Cruises are totally up to you and the amount of time that you would like to spend enjoying the St. Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands. The cruise is typically 2-5 hours in length with a minimum time of 2 hours.
What is the cost of your Cruises?
The cost to Charter the “Pardon Me Too” is $ 300.00 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. The cost decreases to $ 250.00 per hour after the first two hours. This cost includes the boat, fuel, captain, crew and water. It does NOT include New York State Sales Tax of 7.25% or gratuities.
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Can I bring our own food and drinks on board?
Feel free to bring any food or beverage that you would like on board. These will be served by our experienced crew. Water and Ice are available.
How many people can we bring?
The “Pardon Me Too” is Coast Guard Certified and Inspected for a maximum of 12 people. This number does NOT include the Captain and crew.
Are lifejackets available for use?
Yes, we do have life jackets on board for every passenger. New York State Law and Coast Guard regulations requires this as well and we are in full compliance.
What should I wear?
Please dress appropriately for the weather. Casual attire is suggested. A hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are usually recommended as well.
Does your boat have a restroom?
Yes, there is a restroom aboard the “Pardon Me Too”.
Is smoking allowed on the cruise.
NO, due to New York State Law, smoking is not allowed on the cruise.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes! Gift certificates are available for any occasion. To purchase a gift certificate, please click on the “contact us” link.
What happens if it rains?
Rainchecks can be provided if you wish to not start your charter due to the weather. Rainchecks must be applied within the same season that it was originally scheduled and we will work with you to find a mutually convenient date. Your 50% deposit will remain in place during that time.
Does the boat have an enclosed area?
Yes. The “Pardon Me Too” has an enclosed area down below which will protect you from the elements in the event that your cruise is interrupted by rain.
Will we need to bring our passports?
No. The “Pardon Me Too” does not land or stop in Canada. We will however frequently navigate in Canadian waters but this will not require passports.
What are your hours of operation?
We operate from May until October each year and sail 7 days a week from 9am until Sunset. Schedule an all day charter, a sunset cruise charter or schedule an elegant arrival and departure to your special event or Wedding. No Wedding is complete without a cocktail cruise following your nuptials as a way to savour the first moments of your life together.
What is your departure point?
We operate from a local marina in Alexandria Bay, New York and can arrange to pick you up at any point in the Thousand Islands. We can also begin or end your cruise at your hotel, resort or residence.
Can you check availability for me?
Please call us directly at 315-783-3875 to allow us to confirm your selection and type of cruise.
Can I book when I get there?
Availability will differ depending on the type of cruise you are wishing to book. To avoid disappointment we suggest you pre-book your cruise as certain days are very popular and sell out very quickly. If you wish to call us upon your arrival we will be happy to indicate our availability at that time.
What languages are spoken on your cruises?
The majority of our cruises are conducted in English only. If another language is required, we can accommodate that request usually with some advance notice for an additional fee. French and Spanish are two of the most popular requests.
How far in advance can I book?
Most cruises can be booked at least one year in advance and with the many weddings that we participate in each year this will ensure that you are “locked and loaded” for your special day! Cruises are always available on a first come first served basis.
How can I arrange for payment of our cruise.
Most cruises are arranged with cash, check or credit card. We are pleased to accept Discover, American Express, Visa and Master Card.
How do I secure and confirm my cruise?
Antique Boat Tours will be pleased to apply 50% of the cruise fee to your credit card at the time of reservation. The remaining amount will then be charged to your credit card on the day of the cruise. Call us at 315-783-3875 to confirm and reserve your custom cruise.
What if I have to cancel my cruise.
For most cruises there are NO refunds. We will NOT charge you the remaining 50% of the cruises which we would have applied on the day of the cruise but you will forfeit the initial 50% of the cruise which was applied and charged to your credit card at the time you secured and confirmed your reservation.
How will I know my reservation is confirmed?
You will receive via email a confirming email which will outline the date, time, number of people, type of cruise, pick and drop off point within 24 hours on making your reservation. If you do not receive this to your email address within that time frame please call us at 315-783-6100.
Can you accommodate passengers in wheelchairs or with some handicap or physical challenge?
Wheelchair facilities can be arranged. However, passengers in a wheelchair can be accommodated on cruises ONLY if they can get on and off the boat on their own. As well the wheel chair MUST be foldable. For insurance purposes the Captain is not permitted to assist people who are handicapped. Please specify at the time of your reservation if someone in your party is challenged and the nature of their handicap. We will make special arrangements where possible and will advise if we fell there is an issue.
No matter what the occasion Antique Boat Tours will have the perfect cruise to celebrate it with you in grand style and elegance. Our cruises are one of a kind which you will remember for years to come and will leave you with wonderful memories.
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