Booking Your Cruise

How Do I Make A Reservation?

  • To make a reservation, go to Book Your Cruise. Search by the date you want to cruise. Seats can be reserved with most major credit cards. Reservations can also be made by phone at 833-TIKI-CRU. Seats are not held without payment. THERE ARE NO RESERVATIONS MADE IN PERSON.

If one or more people in my party are not able to make it or we miss the cruise, will we receive a refund?

Once payment is received, cruises are non-refundable. We are happy to reschedule your cruise date (based on availability) or issue a gift certificate for the amount paid with 48-hour notice before your scheduled cruise. Cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable within 48 hours of your cruise. We do not compensate for no-shows or late arrivals

Is gratuity included?

A service/operations charge is collected at the time of booking, related to the cruise and the services included in the ticket. This is not a gratuity and will be used at the discretion of the company. If you wish to purchase additional beverages or food enhancements on your cruise, we recommend you leave a gratuity on board based on the quality of service provided to you by our crew.

What happens if it rains or lighting?

Capt Kirks Tiki Cruises sails rain or shine. In the case of severe weather conditions or upon the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard, we will remain dockside.  In the event we cancel we will notify each passenger 2 hours prior to sailing time.

Are there any age restrictions on your cruises?

There are no age restrictions for most of our cruises. All minors require adult supervision. Please contact us with questions about any of our special event cruises, as minors are not allowed as the cruise may not be appropriate for younger age groups. Party / Booze cruises are ages 21+ unless it is a private charter.

Do you offer any discounts for children?

Children under 2 cruise for free. Children 3 to 15 are $40, depending on cruise type.

Onboard Experience

What is the dress attire for the cruises?

  • Family cruises we recommend shorts, T-shirt, and casual shoes.  You may be asked to take your shoes off before boarding the vessel. Party cruise/booze cruise we recommend you wear what you like.  Hawaiian shirts, coconut bra(guys and gals) and grass skirts. We’re gonna party like a rock star.  We might or might not equip you with a flower lei upon boarding.  Make sure you have your best limbo swimming suit on.

What time do I board?

Boarding time is usually 15 minutes prior to departure for all cruises. Please check in with your captain before boarding.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is not allowed on any of the cruises. Please Do not throw anything into the water. Please help us keep our harbors clean.

Is there pre-assigned seating?

As you board, our Captain and Marine Crew will direct you to your location. Seats are never guaranteed to non-private groups. We assign seats based on needs and capacity for each cruise.


If a guest shows up intoxicated to the level and degree that the Captain believes themselves to be a threat to themselves or someone else, then the Captain has the right to refuse service and or boarding on the vessel.

Groups & Private Events

What kind of events can I host on board?

  • You can host any kind of event on a Capt Kirks Tiki Cruises! We host birthdays, weddings, office parties, anniversaries, bachelor/bachelorette parties, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, and more. To request more information contact us directly via phone or email kirk@captkirkstikicruises.com

Can I book my own private vessel?

Yes, you can charter a vessel for a private event. We have a variety of differently options  that are perfect for every kind of event.

Accessibility & Safety

Are you regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard?

  • Our vessels are all subject to inspections by the U.S. Coast Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife. We also follow MARSEC security guidelines. Should the MARSEC security level be elevated, we may opt to increase security measures on board our vessels to ensure safety. The U.S. Coast Guard requires all passengers over 18 years of age to have valid photo identification. Please make sure to have your photo ID available at boarding.

Are life preservers available on board?

Each vessel is 100% U.S. Coast Guard certified with life preservers and all required lifesaving equipment, including child life vests.

Are the vessels handicapped accessible?

We do have accessible vessels in our fleet. However, not all vessels and decks are considered accessible. Please call 833-TIKI-CRU to ensure accessibility for the date you are planning to cruise.

Will I get seasick?

The vast majority of our guests experience no discomfort at all as we do not leave the calm waters of the harbor. If you tend to have a problem with motion sickness, you may experience seasickness.  For these passengers, we recommend that if you are prone to motion sickness that you take advantage of a number of preventative measures that are available to you over the counter before sailing.

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