FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It’s a weird, hybrid bike-boat-bar thing …Who wouldn’t have questions?
Got a BrewBoat Question? Here are some answers to the ones we’re asked the most.
What is BrewBoat CLE?
A 31-foot-long catamaran (hey, that’s fun to say … catamaran), the BrewBoat is propelled through the water by a large rear paddle wheel that’s powered by the pedaling of our riders! We can accommodate up to 14 guests (10 at pedal stations surrounding a central mahogany bar and 4 others on comfortable bench seating) and embark on daily cruises on the waters of the Cuyahoga River through Downtown Cleveland and beyond.
How much does it cost?
Please Note: We need at least 8 passengers on board for a cruise to be able to sail. (The more, the merrier!) If you’re the first to book a cruise time, a minimum purchase of 6 tickets is required to avoid possible cancellations for low ridership.
How many people can ride the BrewBoat?
Sounds awesome! How do I book a tour?
- Go to our booking page and select your date/time.
- Choose either a full boat rental or individual tickets and checkout with a credit card using our 2048-bit encrypted payment platform.
- Read and electronically sign your waiver.
General Cruise Questions
Where do we board?
As you enter the marina, turn right past the guard booth, and free parking will be available on your immediate right, directly across from our dock.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled cruise time.
Can I drink aboard BrewBoat CLE?
For our standard cruises, each passenger is permitted to bring 36oz of beer or 18oz of wine. This means you can bring three 12oz cans OR a 32oz growler per person. You could also bring a 6-pack of beer or full bottle of wine to share between two people. Absolutely NO liquor is allowed on board.
We recommend canned beer, as anything in a glass container will need to be transferred to our super-classy plastic cups (which we will provide).
Do you provide any food or beverages?
Save yourself time by purchasing your drinks and snacks directly from Channel Park Marina’s Sea Store when you arrive. The Sea Store stocks most major domestic beers and keeps their coolers at a frosty 30°.
For more on what you can/should bring, check out the aptly named “What You Can/Should Bring” section of the About Us page.
Do I need to bring a cooler or ice?
Is there a bathroom on board?
How long is a cruise?
Is it difficult to pedal?
Are kids allowed to ride?
Do you provide the driver?
Does BrewBoat CLE do private parties?
Whether you’re bringing your bachelorette party or looking for a unique brand of corporate teambuilding, be sure to let us know how we can make your cruise special in the comments/requests section during checkout.
Can I leave a tip for the crew?
What is your cancellation policy?
- Cancellations made more than 14 days in advance of a scheduled cruise will be entitled to a full refund minus an 8% booking fee.
- Cancellations made more than 5 days in advance, but less than 14 days, will receive a rain check for a future cruise.
- No shows, or cancellations made less than 5 days (120 hours) prior to a scheduled cruise will be charged full price.
Please contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.
What's the minimum number of riders needed operate the BrewBoat?
We will contact you if there are less than 8 seats booked for your time slot. If the cruise has to cancel due to this minimum, we will refund your payment if we are unable to reschedule your reservation.
What if it is raining on the day of my cruise?
In the case of extreme weather (if thunder, lightening or heavy winds are present) the captain reserves the right to cancel the tour and will provide each passenger with a rain check for a future cruise.