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Frequently Asked Questions: policies, rates, weather, ages, etc…

Does the boat run rain or shine?
YES!!! Pedal Cruise operates in rainy weather too. The vessel is covered by a canopy protecting passengers from above. We only operate under weather and water conditions that allow a safe and enjoyable boating experience, to be determined by one of our Captains. Please see our cancellation and refund policy below.
Do we have to sign a liability waiver to ride the boat?
Yes, please sign HERE to help speed up the sign up process so you can have more fun!
Can a rider be under 21 years of age?
We do offer cruises to riders who are under 21 years of age when accompanied by a guardian, but we do not accommodate children younger than 5 years of age . Children between the years 5-12 of age must wear USCG life vests at all times while on the dock and the vessel. The child’s parent or guardian must provide a children’s USCG approved Type I, Type II or Type III life jacket, appropriate for the age, weight and height of the child (no inflatables, floaties, swimmies, etc).
Do we tip the Captain & First Mate?
Yes please! We encourage guests to tip the Captain & First Mate since they rely on it to pay their bills. Suggested tip for full tour booking = $150+ and $10+ per person for group tours.
How does the boat move?
The boat moves by pedal power which harnesses a water paddle at the rear of the boat, so get ready for fun exercise!! We also have a motor so you can relax as well.
Are there stops are on the tour?
Most tours bring guests out on scenic Milford Harbor and out to Charles Island and the Long Island Sound, depending on weather and water conditions.
How many seats are there?
There are 12 pedaling seats and room to sit on benches, as well as some standing room.
Do all seats have pedals?
No, 12 seats have pedals, and there are benches for sitting as well.
Can we bring our dog?
Yes! Private tours are dog Friendly! We suggest bringing a water bowl & food for these furry adventurers. Dogs must be under leashed control at the dock & on the vessel.
What’s your cancellation and refund policy?
Tickets are fully refundable 7 days in advance of the event. Up to 48 hours in advance of the event tickets may be transferred to another date or to store credit. WITHIN 48 HOURS OF THE EVENT TICKETS ARE NONREFUNDABLE AND CANNOT BE RESCHEDULED OR CONVERTED TO STORE CREDIT. Exceptions include: In the circumstance that there is extreme wind, lightning, a major storm or mechanical issues, a member of the Pedal Cruise team may cancel, delay or cut short any event at their discretion and Pedal Cruise may offer store credit, rescheduling and refunding options. Milford Public Cruises must have a minimum of 10 guests booked at least 24 hours prior to the cruise or the event will need to be rescheduled. All sales are final.
What features are on the boat?
  • USB/phone chargers
  • stereo system & PA
  • adjustable pedaling stations & benches
  • paddle wheel & motor
  • restroom
  • open air deck with canopy covering
  • coolers
What can we bring on the boat?
You may bring drinks and snacks. Only guests 21 years of age or older may bring or consume alcoholic beverages. We do not carry cups, utensils or plates, so please consider bringing reusable cups to help the environment. No firearms or other weapons are allowed on the boat. Please recognize that Pedal Cruise is not responsible for lost or stolen items, items left behind either on the boat, at stops or in between. We do our best to remind our customers to remember their items before they leave.
How long is the boat tour?
Tours last 2 hours unless indicated otherwise.
Are there any special rates for boat riders?
Keep an eye out for special rates on our social media: Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
Is there storage on the boat?
While we  have coolers for beverages we do not have storage areas for large items. We suggest bringing only what you need.
Where do we park?
Free parking can be found at Fowler Park, 1 Shipyard Lane, Milford CT 06460, or along nearby streets. There are other parking lots in the area but be aware that some are for Milford residents only. Be prepared to walk 10-14 minutes to get to our dock.
Can you customize tour routes and stops?
It may be possible to make customized tour routes and stops based on availability. To find out more please contact us.
Do you provide tours for corporate groups, parties or celebrations?
Yes we provide Private group tours including team building, bachelorette parties and more for groups of up to 20 people. To find out more please contact us.