By John Lawrence
Oh, naturally there is the wildlife, the bottlenose dolphins in the intracoastal, sea turtles, manatees and a million different type of birds, from oystercatchers to nesting skimmers. Another plus: the trips last 90 minutes, so one does not have to spend too much time on the water.
” We needed something to do with our adult children and their substantial others,” Larry composed. “We saw the tiki bar float past our hotel and reserved it. We spent 90 minutes floating around.”
” It develops one big party barge, with island music– however travelers can play their own music though our Bluetooth kicker speaker,” Cerios said.
Heres how a trip works: Customers pay as low as $50 each to board the hexagonal bars, complete with stationary stools, straw roofing systems, hanging Hawaiian lanterns and music. According to Cerios, the basic trip takes in views of Clearwater Beach from the Gulf of Mexico and other areas so visitors can delight in the views while drinking and hanging out.
A male determining himself as Larry stated he chose to reserve the drifting tiki bar after seeing it cruise previous his hotel in Clearwater.
Clients, nevertheless, can organize tours as long as 6 hours, the owner said.
Bundles consist of a Sunset Tour, a Clearwater Harbor Night Cruise, Island Sandbar Cruise, and a Clearwater Beach Tour, a Dolphin Tour, and custom trips.
Most consumers come to Slip No. 40 in Clearwater Beach Marina to board, the business will send out the floating tiki bars to dockside homes to pickup guests, but that ought to be set up in advance.
” It was a tough time to open a business,” Cerios informed Colorful Clearwater. “But given that things began to open up, weve been doing rather well.”
” Tiki boats hold up to 6 passengers while cruising, and we social range by resting on opposite sides of the boat, which is 15 feet large,” Cerios stated.
The boat integrates 2 great aspects of Florida vacation life: drinking in bars and boating, but with a plus: Theres a sober, certified boat captain driving the round tiki hut so guests can relax on the water and be safe.
Think of going to an outside bar that can bring you to an overseas sandbar or beach shallows where you can consume and swim or hang your feet over the side while having a beverage.
Thanks to local businessmen Mike Cerio and Derek Adams, Clearwater has “Cruisin Tikis Clearwater,” which they took before the Clearwater City Commission for approval in February.
” It can come to any place and get at individualss homes,” he said, “though 95 percent of our visitors board at our place in Clearwater Beach Marina. From bachelorette and bachelor parties, business conferences, birthday celebrations, weddings … you call it and we will try to make it work,” he stated.
” Its simply a distinct experience, floating simply above the water, having fun,” he said. “With your feet dangling in the water. A few of the cruises stop at a sand bar so they dont have to remain on it all the time.”
We thought it was a fun activity to give the Clearwater location,” he said. “We have a Coast Guard-certified captain who drives you around. Its bring your own alcohol, whatever you desire to consume or eat with you.”
Cruisin Tikis Clearwater has done so well that Cerios and Adams plan to run 2 more floating tiki concessions: a Tampa place in mid-October and a St. Pete location after that.
Barbara G., who rode the tour in August, “The sunset cruise with Captain Patrick was amazing. We celebrated the atmosphere and a birthday made memories which will last a lifetime.”
If you believe last February wasnt the very best time to introduce a brand-new endeavor in America, much less a tourist-centric service like a drifting tiki bar concession, you would be right. In addition to a pedal bar company the city commission approved in January, bars, hotels, restaurants, and other locations had to close suddenly to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
” It is one of the most fun thing you can do out on the water,” he said.
The setup is perfect for social distancing throughout Covid 19, so guests are safe.
The drifting bars are octagonal, with rails around all sides with openings for visitors to get in and out of the water to swim. Being on the water is awesome at sunset, to state the least. For larger groups, such as seven or larger, guests can organize a tandem cruise so two drifting bars can cruise to a sandbar next to each other and bind for an hour and a half of fun and laughs.
One woman who took the trip out stated she had a terrific time.
Cruisin Tikis Clearwater
25 Causeway Blvd # 40, Clearwater, FL 33767
( 727) 477-8454
Pictures courtesy of Cruisin Tikis
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” Its just a distinct experience, drifting just above the water, having a good time,” he said. We thought it was a fun activity to bring to the Clearwater area,” he said. The drifting bars are octagonal, with rails around all sides with openings for visitors to get in and out of the water to swim. For larger groups, such as seven or bigger, visitors can set up a tandem cruise so 2 drifting bars can cruise to a sandbar next to each other and connect up for an hour and a half of fun and laughs.