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Rental & Charter Service

Duffy Electric Boat

+1 (888) 582-6080

San Diego Electric Boat Company

+1 (888) 582-6080

Duffy of San Diego Boat Rental Frequently Asked Questions

Can we bring glassware such as wineglasses on boat?
For the safety of our passengers, no glassware is allowed on boats.  However, you may bring bottles.

How many people fit on each Duffy Boat?
Up to 11 passengers on the 18 Snug Harbor and up to 12 on the 21 Sun Cruiser.

Is the boat easy to drive and how old do you have to be?
The boat is as easy as driving a golf cart and goes 5mph.  You have to be 21 years old to drive our Duffy Boat and have valid identification.  We provide a detailed map of Mission Bay and go over how to drive the boat and where to go on the map before you depart.

Can we fish or swim off the boat?
Unfortunately, no fishing nor swimming off the boats.

Do you have life jackets provided?
Yes we do for all ages.  Kids 12 and under are required by law to wear a life jacket.  We do have life jackets for infants as well. If the infant is in a car seat or baby carrier they are not required to wear one, but we provide one to have on board.  All adult life jackets are underneath your seats.

Can the boats cruise out in the ocean?
Unfortunately, the boats must stay inside the Harbor and Bay.

Is there music on the boat?
We have an iPod input, cd player and radio on board. You are welcome to bring your iPod, iPhone, MP3 Player and/or Phone with music, we provide the auxiliary cord.  Cruising on a Duffy Boat isn’t complete without your favorite music!

What time should I show up to my reservation?
We recommend getting here 30-40 minutes before to get checked in and learn how to operate the Duffy Boat. Prior to departure a San Diego Electric Boat Company representative will orient you on how to operate the boat safely, including a basic understanding of waterway rules.

What can I bring with me?
You are welcome to bring any food or beverage and your own cooler.

Will I get cold on the boat?
All of our Duffy Boat Rentals have full window enclosures that can go up or down depending on what you feel comfortable with. If you keep all the windows down the boats stay extremely insulated and warm. You are welcome to bring any blankets with you too.

Will my kids have fun?
Absolutely! Duffy Boats are a kid friendly environment.

Are there any extra fees for expenses besides the hourly rate?
Yes, there is an 14% City/Port Tax fee.  A $500.00 Security Deposit authorization will be required when you sign the Rental Contract before you shove off in the event of late return, extra cleanup, rescue and/or any other losses or damage to the Boat.  Your credit card will NOT be charged unless there has been an incident or damage to the vessel.  Enjoy the boats, but please care for them as if they were your own!  A liability waiver must be signed in order to rent an electric boat.

What is the cancellation policy?
We have a strict 24 hour cancellation policy. You must cancel prior to that otherwise you are charged in full. For multiple boat parties we have a seven day cancellation policy.  We charge a $35 Refund Fee and checks are cut at the end of the month. If the weather is unsafe for navigating the waterways prior to departure, a full refund will be given.

Are pets allowed on the boat?
Unfortunately, under no circumstances are any kinds of pets allowed on the boat. Thank you for your understanding!

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