Frequently Asked Questions
How can I Join the Wednesday and Sunday cruises?
We go out sailing most Wednesdays afternoons and Sundays for the day with a few friends and will be happy to receive you onboard. Contact us for more information.
How can I reserve The Bubble for a day or an overnight cruise?
Kathrine (305-606-6724) or Anna (305-975-2012) will take your reservations by phone or text and ask for a 50% deposit payable via Cashapp, Venmo, or Zelle. The balance will be requested at the time of departure. We also accept some credit cards.
What is included in my cruise?
Juices, bottled water, and cooler with ice, fuel cost, Licensed Captain and a crew member.
What should I bring?
Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Bathing Suit, Towel, Hat, Shoes with light soft sole, you can go barefoot if you prefer. Food and drinks of your choices. We do allow alcoholic beverages but should be drank with moderation and only by adults over 21.
What is the exact timing of the cruises.
Timing are approximative and depend also on the time of the year.
Sunset cruise 4-5 hours: Leaving Wednesdays at 2:00 pm, back on land around 7:00 pm
SunDay on the water 8-9 hours: Leaving Sundays at 11 am, back on land around 7:00 pm
Half day Private charter for about 4 hours : Leaving between 2 and 3 pm, back on land around 7:00 pm
Full day Private charter for a day 8-9 hours : Leaving between 10 and 11 am, back on land around 7:00 pm
Overnight 24 hours: Leaving around 12:00 pm, back on land early afternoon the next day.
We can of course accommodate specific requests.
Please note that we will do our best to be back to port at the scheduled time, but as we are mostly moving on natural energy that we don’t control, we may “have to enjoy” a longer cruise than planned. So please be on time so that we can leave as scheduled and keep some free time after the cruise so that we can enjoy a nice sailing return whatever the conditions are.
Will I get sea sick
We sail on the bay which is very protected and where the highest waves are generated by Poweryachts which fortunately stop quickly. Catamarans are very stable and Bubble has been designed to cross oceans, she is very seaworthy. If you have concerns, you can take dramamine or bring anti nausea wrists bands, they help a lot. Most likely you won't need them.
Are kids welcome?
We absolutely welcome children on board and our experience is that they all love it. We do ask parents to keep a close watch on their children at all times to make sure they wear a life jacket and are respecting boat rules. Additionally, we ask parent of children under 5 to bring a life jacket fitting them safely.
Note that every child above 5 is included in the head count.
Can Pets join in the fun?
We love pets and our dog often comes with us onboard, but most of them will feel unease on a boat. Tell us about it and we will probably be happy to welcome it.
I can’t swim, can I come?
Many sailors of the past century could not swim… few died because of that… we do have comfortable life jackets for every one but… you will definitely have more to enjoy if you feel comfortable in the water..
Where do we meet
The boat is at a mooring, part of Diner Key Marina, 3400 Pan American Drive, Coconut Grove FL33313. We pick you up at Pier 7
on our tender, right pass where the parasailing and rentals are. Parking is pay to park. You can unload by the dinghy dock and park behind the blue building of the marina (Pay by Phone #41506) or further west. Do not park where it says Marina Decal only, you will get a ticket.
What is the cancellation policy
This policy is in place out of respect for The Sea Bubble and other clients. Cancellations with less than 48 hour notice are difficult to fill. By giving last minute notice or no notice at all, you prevent someone else from being able to enjoy this cruise.
1. Trips may be canceled up to 7 days before sailing at no cost.
2. Between 7 days and 48 hours before sailing, we can work with you to reschedule the trip at a future time.
3. Cancellations of 48 hours or less will be charged full amount due, unless the trip is rescheduled for the same charter duration.
4. If The Sea Bubble cancels the trip (due to weather, unavailable crew or boat), we will issue a full refund unless you can reschedule your trip at a future time. Note that we rarely had to cancel a trip due to weather.
Additionally, the Captain will cancel or abort any charter without refund for any of the following reasons:
Passengers over intoxicated
Illegal drug use
Unruly or reckless behavior
Criminal activity or violation of the local law and boating regulation