What time does the tour finish?
The length of the tour is determined upon reservation as it will depend upon all the activities scheduled and the amount of time you will be chartering the boat.
What should I bring on the boat?
Sunblock is highly recommended! A long-sleeved shirt or rashguard, towel, desired drinks, sunglasses, hat, cup with lid and straw if making mixed drinks, and light sweater and bug spray for the evening tours.
I speak a limited amount of English, will I understand the captain?
We can also offer tours in Spanish or Portuguese.
I sometimes get seasick, how rough will it be?
If you get seasick, we recommend a backwater or shelling tour on one of the barrier islands. Our World Cat boat is a catamaran that offers an incredibly smooth ride even if the waters are a bit choppy. We also can plan your trip with multiple stops to avoid being on the boat all day.
Are the tours private?
We mostly book private tours where it is only your party on the boat but if you are a couple and would like to split the charter with another couple we can assist in coordinating that for you.
What if the weather is bad, raining etc.
Florida summers offer scattered showers. The boat is equipped with a large cover that protects us from some of the elements but we will cancel if there is heavy rain and lightning.
How many people can we take on the charter?
The boat can accommodate up to 10 passengers but legally we can only charter 6.
Can we bring alcohol or drinks/food on the boat?
We have a cooler on board packed with ice and water. Just let us know in advance what you will be bringing on board so we can have sufficient coolers to accommodate. If you are staying at a hotel and would like us to provide lunch we can coordinate at an additional cost. We have picked up orders at the Publix deli and we have also coordinated lunch stops to several restaurants on the water. Please let us know if you would like this to be factored in to your day.
What type of tours do you provide?
We provide an assortment of tours that can be customized based on your personal needs and interest.
Shelling Tours: Cruise to nearby barrier islands or sandbars to pick shells among some of the world’s best shelling. We provide you with a shelling map so you know the names of the shells you are bringing home.
Backwater Tours: Cruise through the backwaters of Marco Island and Naples. Experience some of the beauty of the mangroves and wildlife including dolphins, manatees, hundreds of bird species and sting rays.
Fishing Charter: Fish the fertile waters of Southwest Florida either on a backwater or an offshore or near shore charter. Let the captain know the experience you are looking for at the time of reservation and he will make the appropriate recommendations for your desired results.
Sightseeing Tour: A relaxing sightseeing tour can be coordinated based on your desired experience. We can cruise the backwaters of Marco Island and the 10,000 islands, as well as see some of the multi-million dollar homes on the Naples bay. We are sure to see dolphins and other wildlife along the way.
Sunset Cruise: We start the sunset cruise with a backwater tour that ends at the open gulf for a clear, beautiful view of the sunset reflecting directly off the water. We check the sunset time for the day of your tour to ensure the best experience. A choice of red or white wine will be served with light appetizers we can offer alternative options if you have dietary needs.
Sport Tour: Wakeboard through the calm backwaters or schedule a day of tubing fun for the whole family.
Combo Tour: A combination of shelling, sightseeing, water sports and fishing can be arranged while you sit back and let our captains do the navigating; your day, your way.
Why should we use The Salty Island Cat for our charter?
We provide an assortment of adventures. The fun and energy of the crew is contagious and you are sure to have a wonderful time. We customize your day, your way and offer competitive pricing with superior service. We photograph your entire experience and include it electronically free of charge. Your memories are captured without you being behind the camera and missing in the pictures. We have an excellent sound system and will play directly from your phone or your specific Pandora station. If you bring your cocktails our experienced captain bartender will hook you up J We are all about your day being fun and relaxing.