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What is Sac Brew Boat?
The Sac Brew Boat is a 30-foot-long boat, that is propelled by a large rear paddle which is powered by the pedaling of our riders! We can accommodate up to 16 guests, and there are 10 pedal stations surrounding a central bar, as well as room for 6 other non-pedaling passengers. We are a party boat that embarks on daily cruises on the the Sacramento River waterfront, adjacent to historic Old Sacramento.
Why choose Sac Brew Boat?
How do I book a seat and what's the cost?
Click the “Book Now” tab or call us at 916-952-0931 to make a reservation. Sac Brew Boat allows you to book individual seats on our “Public Tours” or you can choose the “Private Tour” option and rent the entire boat which seats a maximum of 16 passengers. You do not need to have 16 people to charter the entire bike, but we’d recommend having 6 people or more for our private charters.
Sac Brew Boat Tours are 90 minutes. We operate 7 days a week, and offer 5 tours a day.
- $30 per Individual Seat or $450 for the Private Boat (up to 16 passengers) – Monday-Thursday
- $35 per Individual Seat or $525 for the Private Boat (up to 16 passengers) – Friday-Sunday
***Public Tours*** If we are not able to book a MINIMUM OF 8 SEATS the boat will not go out. We will contact you if there are less than 8 seats booked for your time slot to try and coordinate a different departure. If we are unable to meet this minimum, we will refund your payment if we are unable to reschedule your reservation.
If you cannot find the tour you’re looking for, please give us a call 916-952-0931 and we can help you book! Extended tour lengths, custom tours, and special requests may also be available, however must be reserved by phone.
Can I drink on Sac Brew Boat?
Yes, these tours are BYOB- bring your own beer or wine aboard the boat! This tour does not make any bar stops while on the river (unlike our Sac Brew Bike tours), so make sure you plan on having your own beer/wine/cider aboard the boat (limit of 3 drinks per person and no glass). You’re welcome to also bring food aboard the boat as well, so you have something to snack on. No hard alcohol or mixed drinks are permitted aboard the Brew Boat.
Are there age requirements?
Yes. You must be at least 21 years old if you plan to ride on the Sac Brew Boat public tours. However, private tours may be booked on which the age requirement is 16 years or older if the boats are used for more family friendly tours. Please call if you’d like to bring anyone under the age of 21 years old on the boat.
What is the parking situation?
There is a public parking garage at 1289 Front Street. There is also metered street parking throughout Old Sacramento. We do not have our own parking garage. Please make sure you find at least 2 hour parking to avoid parking tickets.
Does everyone pedal?
No, not everyone will be on a pedal seat, nor are you required to pedal for the length of the tour. There are 10 pedal stations, and room for 6 additional guests to just sit kick back and relax. Passengers should expect to take turns pedaling so everyone gets a turn. This is a fun, interactive group experience where pedaling is encouraged, but not mandatory. The boat is equipped with a small 10hp electric motor to help us better navigate the river.
Is there a weight limit?
Yes, each pedaling seat can support up to a maximum of 300 pounds.
What's Included on the 90 minute tour?
Is music allowed?
Absolutely. It wouldn’t be a party boat without good music! We encourage customers to bring their own music to keep the party going while we pedal, cruise, and sip beverages along the way. We have the stereo and necessary hook ups, so please just bring your phone with a good play list.
Is there a bathroom on board?
The boat does not have a bathroom on board, so please use the public restrooms in Old Sacramento before walking down the ramp to start your tour.
Should I tip the boat captain and deck hand?
Our boat captains and deck hands work very hard to ensure you have the best possible experience. If they show you a good time and you’re feeling tipsy, please show them you are happy with their service!
What if it rains?
Our policy is that we set sail, rain or shine. We have a canopy over the top of the boat, which will help prevent getting soaked, but even with the canopy you will probably get a few sprinkles on you. We promise a little bit of rain will not stop the party! In the case of extreme weather (if thunder, lightning or heavy winds are present) the captain reserves the right to cancel the tour and will provide each passenger with a rain check for a future cruise at time of departure.
What are the terms and cancellation policy?
15 days out or more, there is a 90% refund or 100% credit which can be used for a future outing, 14 day or less it’s a 50% refund or 100% credit which can be used for a future outing, and 7 days or less there is no refund and no rescheduling credit.
***IMPORTANT*** If we are not able to book a MINIMUM OF 8 SEATS on our Public Tours, the boat will not go out. We will contact you if there are less than 8 seats booked for your time slot to try and coordinate a different departure. If we are unable to meet this minimum, we will refund your payment if we are unable to reschedule your reservation. In the case of extreme weather (if thunder, lightning or heavy winds are present) the captain reserves the right to cancel the tour and will provide each passenger with a rain check for a future cruise at time of departure.
All passengers drinking alcohol must be over the age of 21. Please be prepared to provide photo ID and have already signed the Release of Liability Waiver online.
If there is inappropriate behavior, we have the authority to terminate a tour.
Inappropriate behavior will result in early termination of the tour and a forfeiture of all deposits and fees by the customer(s) who violated our terms. Examples include but are not limited to:
- Extreme intoxication
- Excessive noise
- Loitering more than 5 minutes after tour
- Public urination
All tours start and end in Old Sacramento at the Public Docks on the Sacramento River, next to Rio City Cafe.
Please have a designated driver for the ride home or plan to call a taxi. Please remember…Don’t drink and drive!
– Extreme intoxication –
There is an automatic $100 charge to the credit card used for the reservation if you or someone in your party gets sick on the boat.
This is a big party foul.