Frequently asked questions

What should I wear on the boat?

On our sunset and dolphin cruises, we sometimes travel at speeds of 30 miles per hour and passengers may get wet (although the chances are slim). Therefore dress accordingly and leave all valuables in a safe location on dry land. We cannot be responsible for lost or damaged valuables due to exposure to the elements or being lost overboard.

Where should we park?

Salty Sam's Marina has plenty of complimentary parking for its patrons. You may park at the Parrot Key or Shrimp Dock restaurants. Please arrive 30 min prior to departure to allow time for parking and check-in because we leave promptly on schedule.

Is it okay to move around on the boat?

Due to the fast, sometimes bumpy nature of the Sea Racer tour, you must remain seated until the captain gives the okay to move around the boat. Passengers may move around freely anytime the boat is going slow to get a better view of the scenery and to watch the dolphins play behind the boat.

Is there anyone who should NOT ride on the Sea Racer Tours boat?

The following guests should refrain from riding Sea Racer Tours.

  • Those with heart conditions
  • Pregnant women
  • Those with neck and/or back problems
  • Those with mobility issues

Can guests in wheelchairs ride on the Sea Racer Tours boat?

Our boat does have a ramp up to the boat and then onto the boat. We cannot put a wheel chair on the boat. If a wheel chair is needed to get to the boat, someone must be able to help the person onto the boat and they must be able to sit in one of the seats on their own. The chair may be stored in our office until the return from the boat. The dock to the boat is fairly long to walk on. Guests are welcome to come and look at the dock and ramp if they wish. We try to accommodate our guests' needs as much as possible to make your experience on Sea Racer a good one.

What can I bring on the boat?

We suggest bringing the following:

  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • A bag or case to keep your phone and/or camera dry and protected from the spray
  • Beverages, snacks, cocktails, etc. in a small soft sided cooler that fits in your lap
Please do NOT bring the following items as they are not allowed on board:
  • Strollers
  • Car seats
  • Hard coolers
  • Glass containers

Can an unaccompanied child under 12 ride alone?

Sorry, all children must be accompanied by a purchasing adult.

Do you have any souveneirs for sale?

You bet! Hats, shirts, and bags are sold at the ticket office. Water and soda are sold on the boat. Living in the tropics, we tend to get a lot of rain. Therefore free rain ponchos are available at the ticket office.

Do you provide pictures?

Yes, our captains and mates are happy to take a picture of you and your friends with your phone or camera. The Sanibel Lighthouse is a popular background where many people like to have their pictures taken.

Will I get wet?

The chances of you getting wet are pretty slim unless an unexpected rain storm comes along. This is not a jet boat so we don't do 360's or take sharp turns. It's a large, stable, speed boat that sits high above the water. If you're sitting toward the back, you might get a slight sea breeze. If you don't want to take any chances of getting wet, you might want to bring a poncho or get one from our gift shop.