Answers to the most common questions
Can I book for a special event?
The Nauti Cat is a perfect way to celebrate a special event! Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, aboard the Nauti Cat is a great way to celebrate and create a memory that will last a lifetime!
Remember, the Nauti Cat, accommodates 6 people comfortably so the excursions should be designed for intimate experiences.
What type of activities are there?
Please visit our Activities page for more detailed information on what to do on the Nauti Cat.
There is a long list of fun events on a Nauti Cat Excursion. Sunset cruise, snorkeling over coral reefs and shipwrecks, or just relax and unwind. We allow swimming off the yacht, observe sea turtles, dolphins, manatees, and other wildlife! Learn the history of Key West by visiting historical landmarks. Key West is the shipwreck capital of the world! Many customers tour Key West’s history and landmarks on a day cruise. Stay overnight at anchor by a private island! You have all the Florida Keys to choose from.
How much does it cost to rent or charter a Key West yacht?
Prices for private day charters average around $3,500. The 3 Day Key West averages around $5,000.00 to $6,000. And the Dry Tortugas Excursion averages from $6,000.00 to $7,500.00.
Rates will always depend on the length of stay on your Nauti Cat charter. The longer your yacht charter is, the average price per night decreases.
Do I need to know how to operate the yacht, or will a captain be provided?
The Nauti Cat comes with an experienced Captain. Click here to learn more about Captain Putnum.
What is the cancellation policy? What happens if the weather is bad? Do I get a refund?
A maximum refund of 50% of the total cost of the rental/charter is allowed for cancellations made 90 days or greater from the reservation start date for any reason. There are no refunds for cancellations made for any reason less than 90 days from the check-in date. This includes any amounts paid extra for guests of Charterer that cancel for any reason.
Customers can reschedule any charter and apply the amount paid toward a future charter for up to one year from the canceled check-in date.
Nauti Cat Excursions will work with customers on a case-by-case basis.
Are children welcome?
Absolutely! The Nauti Cat offers a fantastic family vacation experience with amenities on board to accommodate all ages. Please speak with Captain Spurgeon for details.
Are pets welcome?
We love animals and would feel terrible if they get seasick, so as a general rule, no pets are allowed.
What should we tip our crew?
The quality of service should dictate the gratuity. As a guideline, we suggest an average of 15-20% of the total charter cost.
What type of clothing should we pack?
Casual and breezy beach attire is certainly the order of the day on deck. However, for evenings ashore, slacks or a sundress are appropriate. As opposed to hard soles, rubber-soled shoes are recommended aboard our yachts, so wear boat shoes or tennis shoes. You may find aquatic shoes convenient for beachcombing. Above all, protection from the sun is vital – lots of suntan lotion, wide-brimmed hats or sailing caps, and loose-fitting cotton cover-ups. For cool or windy evenings, a windbreaker comes in handy.
How do I book my vacation?
You can arrange your charter online or by phone. While online, simply choose your destination, dates, yacht and book safely right here on NautiCatExcursions.com.
What payment types are accepted?
Nauti Cat Excursion’s preferred form of payment is Debit Card or Bank Transfer. Most major credit cards are accepted.
Is there an age requirement to book?
You must be 21 years or older to book. 2,500.00 Deposit required (nonrefundable – can be applied to future dates)