NOTE: Renter's age and experience will be verified prior to rental. Renters that do not comply with our requirements for age and/or experience will have their rental cancelled.
Question: How old do I have to be to rent from Summer Breeze?
Answer: You must be 25 years of age or older to rent from us. No exceptions! Renter must have boating experience. Driver's license is required for proof of age.
Question: Do I need boating experience to rent a boat?
Answer: Yes! Boating experience with boats between 19' - 20' is required for most of our fleet. Anyone wishing to rent one of our larger boats (21' - 26') must also have experience with that size boat. All renters are encouraged to take the FWC boating safety course from an approved provider and receive their boating safety card prior to their rental.
Question: Who is allowed to pilot the boat?
Answer: The only person permitted to pilot the boat is the customer who signs the boat rental agreement. Your deposit will be forfeit if any other passenger is found piloting the boat. No Exceptions!!
Question: Can I pick up other guests after getting the boat?
Answer: All guests must be present at the marina and sign our liability waiver to be permitted on the boat. It is forbidden to pick up additional passengers from alternate locations once the rental has started.
Question: Are pets allowed on vessels?
Answer: No. We love animals as much as the next person but your furry friends cannot accompany you on our boats.
Question: Is alcohol permitted?
Answer: Yes but in moderate quantities only.
Question: Is there an age requirement for passengers?
Answer: Yes. Passengers must be at least 2 years of age. Any passenger under the age of 6 must wear a safety vest at all times while out on rental.
Question: Can I tow a tube or wakeboards?
Answer: Yes. Tubing and wakeboarding are allowed but customers must rent and use Summer Breeze Boat Rental equipment only.
Question: What types of boats do you rent?
Answer: We rent center consoles, deck boats and boat riders and that is all we do. We do not rent jetskis, pontoons or any other type of boats.
Question: Are vessels permitted to navigate into the ocean?
Answer: No. While our vessels are more than adequate for the intercoastal and adjoining rivers, they are classified as "small crafts" and we do not allow guests to navigate out of the inlet. All of our boats are equipped with GPS. Your deposit will be forfeit should the GPS track reveal that you navigated beyond any inlet.
Question: Where do I go for my rental?
Answer: Our boats are located in the water at the Intercoastal Marina, 200 Nix Boat Yard Rd, St. Augustine FL 32084. Please checkin at our office to complete all necessary paperwork prior to departure.
Question: What happens in the case of inclement weather?
Answer: We want all of our guests to be safe. In the event of severe weather, we ask that our guests seek shelter or come back to the marina. We do not issue refunds or credits due to weather.
Question: What happens in the case of small craft advisory or other weather related advisory from the National Weather Service?
Answer: Rentals impacted by a National Weather Service advisory will be allowed to reschedule to a new date without penalty. No refunds will be issued in the event of any weather related advisory.
Question: Is renter responsible for damages?
Answer: Yes. The customer will be responsible for the cost of any damages or lost equipment. We conduct a pre and post rental inspection and expect our boats to come back in the same condition as when they left.
Question: What happens if I damage the boat during my rental?
Answer: Summer Breeze Boat Rental will asses the cost for any damages or lost equipment. This cost will be billed to the credit card that we have on file.
Question: What happens if I return the boat late?
Answer: Summer Breeze Boat Rental reserves the right to charge $100 starting 10 minutes past the scheduled rental end time and $100 for every 15 minutes until boat is returned. We expect all boats to be returned by the scheduled time so that we may prepare for the next guest. Please be prompt when returning your rental boat.
Question: What happens if I return early?
Answer: Nothing. We encourage our guests to use all of their allotted rental time. If you decide to return early, no credit or refund will be issued.
Question: Does the renter pay for fuel?
Answer: Yes. The renter may refuel at Cat's Paw Marina prior to return and pay current market price for marine grade fuel to Cat's Paw Marina directly. Customers who choose not to refill fuel prior to returning will be charged an additional service fee of $3.00 per gallon by Summer Breeze Boat Rental. This charge will be billed to the credit card that we have on file.
Question: What if I need to reschedule?
Answer: We want our customers to be satisfied and will make every effort to reschedule if necessary. Rescheduling must be requested at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure. 48 hour notice is required on holiday weekends which includes the Friday before and the Monday after the holiday. Summer Breeze Boat Rental reserves the right to keep rental fee if the renter cancels their appointment or fails to reschedule at least 24/48 hours prior.
Question: What happens if I experience mechanical issues during the rental?
Answer: In the case of mechanical issues, Summer Breeze will have the boat towed back to the marina for service. The customer will either be reimbursed for the prorated amount of their rental or may request a rain check toward a future rental. Refund will be based on the result of a mechanical inspection. If the renter is determined to be at fault for the issue, no refund will be issued.
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