Island Hopper

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ISLAND HOPPER - 32-foot Deck Boat
U.S. Coast Guard certified for up to 23 passengers.

She has a large open deck area with comfortable covered seating. Her ultra quiet twin 4-stroke engines safely and rapidly shuttle guests to and from our two local barrier islands; Shell Key and Egmont Key. ISLAND HOPPER’s shallow draft provides her guests with easy boarding to and from any beach.

We may also use “The Hopper” as it’s known around our docks, as a tender to shuttle guests to and from our other vessels on our large charter trips.

The ISLAND HOPPER is available for Private Charter and Public Trips.

Coast Guard Certification
  • Coast Guard Certified vessels are those boats permitted to take on more than 6 passengers for hire. This means any boat with more than 6 Paying passnegers. Boats limited to 6 passengers are not charter boats but pleasure craft and not considered passenger vessels.
  • USCG Passenger vessels (boats) are regularly inspected by the Coast Guard to ensure all Safety Equipment and TRAINING of the Captain and crew are ensured. Also, the design of the boat itself is maximized for safety and must pass inspections of the physical vessel. Rigorous tests are done for stability.
  • Coast Guard Certified passenger vessels are insured more heavily/thoroughly. The dock you board a charter boat is also important to be a commercial dock and carry adequate insurance coverage.
  • Captain Licenses are not equal, they are issued like a pilot license. Captains are limited to the size and type of vessel they are licensed to. The entry version being limited to 6 passngers and not trained for USCG Certified Passenger vessels. Licensing required for Passenger Vessels carry a Masters Captain License, be sure to ask!
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