Private Charters

Quick Details

2020 PRICES -Prices do not include gratuity
Before 4pm
2 Hrs Up to 25 Passengers
$500
After 4pm
2 Hrs Up to 25 Passengers
$700

COVID-19 Protocols for Private Charters

Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe.

  • Social Distancing: Guests will maintain social distancing of 6′ while loading and onboard.
  • Stringent Cleaning – We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces between each tour. Hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests.
  • Face Coverings – Guests will wear face coverings until and unless seated on our vessel. You may bring snacks & beverages to enjoy onboard. Crew members will also wear face coverings unless narrating a tour at a safe distance from guests.
  • Wellness Checks – Crew members receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. Our crew will also be checking guests temperatures prior to boarding. Please stay home if you are experiencing symptoms.
  • Capacity: Due to decreased capacity on our vessels we will be limiting our private charters to 25 guests.

Make Your Event so Much More Than a Boat Ride

Book a private charter with us for any occasion, like birthdays, retirement parties, family reunions, engagement parties and more. Our boat and the Delaware Bay is a great place for all sorts of gatherings.

  • There is a restroom on board
  • You provide food and beverages of your choice
  • Garbage cans on board – we will take care of clean up after your charter
  • Pandora music in your choice of the genre available or bring your own Bluetooth compatible device
  • You may arrive 40 minutes prior to departure for set up
  • 15-20% gratuity can be presented directly to the crew at the time of your charter
  • Our charter vessel can comfortably hold up to 25 passengers (reduced due to Covid-19 restrictions)
  • Charters depart from Anglers Fishing Center at 213 Anglers Road Lewes, DE
  • You choose the destination:
    • Delaware Bay
    • Broadkill River
    • Lewes Rehoboth Canal

Departure and Return
All prices listed are for a 2-hour private charter departing from and returning to our Lewes Dock at 213 Anglers Road Lewes, DE.

Boarding
The vessel will be available for pre-charter set-up/ boarding 40 minutes prior to scheduled departure. If more than 40 minutes set up time is required (and our schedule allows) there is an extra fee of $50.

Additional Costs

  • Add $150 per hour for charters over 2 hours.
  • Add $100 for charters on Saturday evenings beginning June 20 thru September 26th .
  • 15-20% GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED and can be paid directly to the crew on the day of Charter.
  • Add $50 per ½ hour for special occasion set up time requiring more than 40 minutes.
  • Add $50 for generator rental if required.
  • Private charters with a narrator/tour guide may require an additional charge.

Payment

A 50% deposit is due upon booking in the form of a credit card.

If a check is preferred please mail to:

Cape Water Tours
22549 Rocky Road
Lewes, DE 19958

Balance due 2 weeks prior to departure. Auto-reminders will be sent via email.

Call us today to inquire or book a charter!

CANCELLATION POLICY – WEATHER

WEATHER/CANCELLATIONS: If inclement weather is forecasted, our Captains will be watching the radar. A weather radar is most accurately read as close to the departure time as possible. We have OFTEN seen a bad weather forecast turn good 1-2 hours prior to a cruise. Therefore, we will try to wait as long as possible to cancel a private charter. Normally not sooner than 1-2 hours before departure.

By policy, we do not cancel our cruises indiscriminately. When the need arises, the following policy applies: If we cancel a trip due to unsafe conditions (i.e. weather) or mechanical issues the day of the trip and are unable to reschedule there is a full refund.

If you cancel, we require 7 full days notice and you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel less than 7 days prior to your trip, you will be refunded half the cost of the trip for a late cancellation fee.
There is no refund if you cancel within 24 hours of the trip.
LATE FEES: If you are late for your scheduled departure time you will have 2 options.
1. You may decide to shorten your trip and return to the dock at the originally scheduled ending time.
2. If our schedule allows, you may opt to receive the fully allotted time for your trip for an extra fee of $25 for every 15 minutes ($100 per hour).
GRATUITY: Our crew works hard to ensure your enjoyment, comfort and safety. Since they work for tips, tipping above and beyond the cost of your fare is greatly appreciated. A customary tip amount is 15%-20% and can be given directly to the crew at the time of your charter.

These are the policies for our PRIVATE CHARTERS. For our public tour & cruise policies click on “POLICIES” at top of Home page.