How do I rent the Hot Tub Cruisin boat?
Book online by going to the reservations tab or call us at (619) 905 - 5100 to reserve your cruise.
Can I bring a pet on the Hot Tub Cruisin boat?
We do not allow pets on board for their own safety and due to the increased risk of damage to the boat.
When can I rent a Hot Tub Cruisin boat?
We are open 365 days a year from 8 am until 5 pm. We also do night time rentals after 5 pm by specific reservation only.
Who can drive the boat?
Anyone that is 18 years of age with a valid driver's license. No specific boater's license is needed in the state of California. Captained cruises coming soon.
How long can I rent the boat for?
The boat can be rented for 1, 2, 3, and 4 hour periods.
How many people can ride on the boat?
Up to 10 people can join in the fun. The hot tub has room for 8 people. There is also plenty of room and storage for everyone to bring towels, bags, coolers, etc.
Is the boat difficult to drive?
No, the boat does not go faster than wake-less speeds. The Hot Tub Cruisin staff will provide a comprehensive orientation on how to operate the craft, general boating rules, and safety regulations.
Where can we drive the boat?
During daytime rentals the boat can be driven anywhere in Mission Bay without crossing either the West Mission Bay Drive bridge to the south and the Ingraham Street bridge to the East. However, for maximum enjoyment, we recommend heading out into the middle of Sail Bay, dropping anchor, and relaxing without having to worry about repositioning the boat. The boat is never to be "beached" or taken with-in 30 yards of the shore.
Can I bring food and drinks on the boat?
Yes, please feel free to bring snacks, beverages (including alcohol as long as it is consumed in moderation and the driver of the boat does not have anything to drink). Please refer to our rules and regulations for safety concerns related to using a hot tub in combination with the consumption of alcohol. The boat has a large cooler on board and one small cooler in the hot tub (you will need to bring your own ice unless you indicate in your reservation or at least one hour prior to the rental that you would like the coolers stocked - a $15/rental charge). No glass of any kind is allowed on the boat.
Can I bring alcohol on the boat?
Yes, as stated in the previous FAQ, you are legally allowed to bring alcohol on the boat. We ask that no glass be brought on board and that you exercise moderation and good judgment, keeping in mind that there should be a designated driver of the boat that will abstain from drinking.
Is there a cooler on the boat?
Yes, there is a large cooler on board and one small cooler in the hot tub. Hot Tub Cruisin will stock the coolers for $15/rental if you either indicate that you would like this Add-On in your reservation or notify Hot Tub Cruisin at least 1 hour prior to your rental. Otherwise, you will need to supply your own ice.
Is there a sound system on the boat?
Yes, there is a stereo on the boat that features Bluetooth for wireless interface with your iPhone or Android devices, a seven-channel weather radio receiver, SD card input, and an Aux hookup for phones, iPods, or other devices that are not Bluetooth compatible. The Hot Tub Cruisin staff will assist you in getting your devices connected.
What should we bring with us on the boat?
What you would bring on any boat: towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, water, snacks, other beverages, etc.
How hot is the water in the hot tub?
It’s up to you! The water in the tub is adjustable depending on your personal preference and the current weather. If it is a cool day out or you are renting it for a morning/evening cruise the water can be set at a maximum of 104 degrees Fahrenheit (but we recommend a bit cooler so that you can enjoy the water for a longer period of time). On those warm San Diego days, we can turn off the heating element to allow the water to be a refreshing “pool-like” temperature. This way you can hang out on the boat and cool off in the tub instead of having to take a dip in the waters of the bay.
Can I rent the pontoon boat without the use of the hot tub for less money?
Yes, we have a rental option where the cover is left on the tub and the water is drained. This option is offered at a lower cost.
Is there an option to have cool water in the tub during hot days so that I can take a refreshing dip without having to swim in the bay?
Yes! On those warm San Diego days, we can turn off the heating element to allow the water to be a refreshing “pool-like” temperature. This way you can hang out on the boat and cool off in the tub instead of having to take a dip in the waters of the bay.
Is the boat safe?
The boat is equipped with all required safety gear; including 10 US Coast Guard approved life jackets, 2 fire extinguishers, an air horn, a safety sheet that includes the Hot Tub Cruisin staff contact information. The boat has been inspected and approved by the USCG.
What if I have to use the restroom while out on the boat?
We recommend that all patrons use the restroom facilities immediately prior to departure. The boat can be brought back to the dock at any time during the rental for a “pit stop” and the Hot Tub Cruisin staff will help you with a quick loading and unloading.
What if there is an emergency and/or the boat breaks down?
Hot Tub Cruisin also operates a power boat for an emergency shuttle service. We are available at any time during your rental, please just call the staff. The staff will also cover all emergency scenario procedures during the pre-departure orientation.
Can I bring children on the boat?
Yes, of course. Children under the age of 12 are required to wear life jackets at all times. Renter/Driver is required to be at least 18 years of age.
Can I purchase a Hot Tub Cruisin boat?
Yes, we do produce custom Hot Tub Cruisin boats for sale. Please contact us directly for more information on customizable options, time table, prices, etc.
What happens if there is bad weather prior to or during my rental?
Our top priority is safety! If we are not able to operate the boat due to weather, we will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule your cruise. If your rental is cut short you will only be charged for the time you use the boat and we will work to schedule another cruise. Rentals will only be cancelled due to "dangerous" weather conditions. A $100 deposit is required for all reservations and this will not be refunded if you cancel your reservation due to "non-dangerous" weather.
What if we accidentally break something on the boat?
As a part of the HTC pre-cruise orientation and post-cruise check-out, you will do a "walk around" of the boat to identify any pre-existing damages. A credit card is held on file as a deposit for any damages incurred during your rental. The rental agreement identifies those damages for which the renter is liable and the associated costs.