To put it simply: When the weather is good, we go. When the weather is bad, we don't go. If the weather is not good, but also not bad, we give guests the option to go or not go at their discretion with no charge. We have no shelter on the boat, so if you are uncomfortable standing on the dock, it will only get worse on the water (with the exception of heat...... it's always 15 to 20 degrees cooler on the boat.)
Over 90 percent of our trips depart on schedule, but there are occasions when we must modify a trip route, departure time, or cancel a trip altogether, due to poor weather conditions. In most cases, we won’t be absolutely certain of those conditions until shortly before trip departure time. High winds and thunderstorms (or the potential for thunderstorms) are the most likely cause for cancelation.
As weather conditions degrade, chances of getting really wet increase. If we feel that the trip may be wet, we will make you aware of that at the dock. You will have the option to back out of the trip at that time, with no cost to you. Safety and comfort are our top priorities. We do not operate in conditions that compromise the safety or comfort of our guests.
If it rains, you will get wet. Our canopies do well to shield the sun, but they are not effective for rain. You may want to bring a poncho/rain suit if there is a chance of rain. Anything more than a light drizzle is cause for cancellation.
In the spring and fall, it can get quite cold on the boat. As a general rule, if it's less than 70 degrees outside, you will need long pants, heavy coats, hats and gloves. Bringing a light windbreaker is always a good idea any time of year. It always feels about 15-20 degrees cooler on the boat, with the movement of the air. Below 50 degrees, consider ski apparel (wind breaking layer with insulation).