It’s a motorized vessel! No, it’s a bar! No, wait…it’s BOTH?!?! Yup! It’s a floating tiki bar, complete with motor and captain, and it’s available for rental right now!
Paris has the Eiffel tower, Mexico has the Mayan ruins, The Bahamas have the swimming pigs and thanks to Cruisin’ Tikis, Fort Lauderdale, Key West and Islamorada FL each have a floating tiki bar. Because, well, because of COURSE they do ;-). And it looks as if Lake George NY, Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach NC, and Sarasota-Bradenton and Tampa Bay FL will each have one pretty soon, too!
Just think of it…sipping a properly chilled adult beverage of your choice, listening to your favorite tunes and looking at multi-million dollar mansions and mega yachts, all while sitting on a comfy bar stool on a very stable, Coast Guard-compliant float. You provide the booze and food, while they provide a cooler, ice, water, a blender and a fun captain. Oh, and the tiki bar, of course!
Here’s a video of one of Cruisin’ Tikis’ vells in action:
Fort Lauderdale cruises normally depart from The Historic DownTowner, located at 10 S New River Drive East, while the Islamorada cruises typically depart from The Angler House Marina located at 80500 Overseas Hwy.
The tiki floats operate every day between 11am and 8pm, by appointment only. They offer 2 hour ($400) and 3 hour ($500) private tours (did anyone else get “a 3-hour tour….a 3-hour tour…” going through their head?) around the Fort Lauderdale or Islamorada area. Each tiki hut vessel measures about 15 feet wide and long can accommodate approximately 6 people. They request you book through their automated system, or if it’s less than 24 hours (you know, for those floating tiki bar emergencies), give them a call, or send them an e-mail. They have a 24 hour free cancellation policy.
Interested? Just go to their website and click on BOOK YOUR CRUISE or CHARTERING A TIKI for all the info you’ll need. Aloha and enjoy!
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