Sunset Cruise on Lake Wylie

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Sunset Cruise on Lake Wylie

Sunset cruises are one of the most beautiful times on the Lake. What better way to enjoy the evening than to have someone drive you around in a pontoon while you sip a glass of wine and take in the beauty. Sounds great right?!

It is true. Sunset cruises are beautiful and an amazing experience anytime you get to do them.

However, hiring someone to drive you around requires them to have a special license, special insurance, etc etc. Not to mention their vessel has to meet different criteria than a normal personal vessel does.

We get asked a lot by customers if we can just drive them around during the sunset hours for a few hundred bucks. We would LOVE to! That would be an awesome addition to our services. Unfortunately, we do not have the proper insurance nor the proper licenses to operate the boat for you. We are working on that though! Hopefully in the 2020 season we will be able to roll out our Sunset Cruise on Lake Wylie service!

When we know more about this, we will update this page immediately!

Oh Captain, My Captain: Why we do not offer Drivers

Every single day we get at least one call from a customer asking if we provide a driver for the rental boats. The answer is sadly no. We would love to come have a great day on the water with you though.

Due to the number of calls we get on this though, we thought it would be a good idea to elaborate on why we don’t offer this service.

First and foremost, you have to have a Captains License to operate ANY boat for compensation. Doesn’t matter the circumstances. There has been other boats around Lake Wylie who tried to offer a driver without that person having a Captains License and they got nailed. The Coast Guard and local police do patrol the lake and look out for infractions like this!

Secondly, and more unknown, is insurance issues. Surprisingly if we were to provide a driver our insurance would go up. It would almost double! As you can imagine, insurance for a rental fleet of boats is EXTREMELY expensive. So, doubling that is not something most operations would consider.

Lastly, even if we had a staff member with a Captains License and we paid the outrageous insurance premiums to be able to offer that service, the cost to pay a licensed Captain for a full day boat rental would make it more expensive than most customers would be willing to pay for a day on the water.

The good news is, renting a boat with us is easy. The rental process is easy online, the training at our dock is comprehensive and easy to understand. All we ask is that you pay close attention to our staff when they are going over everything and you’ll be fine!

To be safe on the water, just go slow. It really is that easy.