What if it rains?
We sail in light rain or drizzle, but we do not sail if the Captain determines the conditions are unsafe, high winds or heavy rains. If your trip is cancelled, we will contact you to reschedule or to offer a refund.
Do we need to bring life jackets?
The Sea Gypsy VIII is a Coast Guard certified vessel so the passengers are not required to wear them while on board. The life jackets on board are for emergency purposes only. If anyone in your party wishes to wear a jacket, you are encouraged to bring your own.
Do I need to make a reservation?
Yes, we require a reservation prior to sailing. Due to Coast Guard regulations, we have a limited number of spaces, and we would hate to have you miss out.
Is there parking?
There is metered parking along Ocean Street. Free, on-street parking is available on Old Colony Road, which runs parallel to Ocean Street.
Are there bathrooms on board?
No, but there are public restrooms available in the Harbormaster Building on the dock, near the ship. Please use the bathrooms before you board.
Is the boat wheel chair accessible?
The general answer is no; however, we try to accommodate everyone with a handicap. Please call the office at 508-394-9100 to discuss the situation.
Is there any food or drinks on the boat?
No food or drinks are allowed on the boat except for water.
How long does the cruise last?
The adventure is approximately 90 minutes. This includes the activities on the dock and the actual sailing time. We are on the water for 70-75 minutes.
How do I get there?
For GPS: 180 Ocean Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 Google Map It
What should I bring?
Whatever you need to feel comfortable on a boat – jacket, sunglasses, hoodie, sunscreen and a camera usually covers it. No food or drinks other than water.
Can I bring a stroller?
There is not enough room on the boat to bring a stroller on board. However, you can leave the stroller on the dock with one of our crew members.
When should I arrive?
We want you to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled sailing time. This leaves time for check-in, dress up and the activities on the dock prior to sailing.