- What is a pedal boat?
The pedal boat is a 35 ft. long, 10 ft. wide commercial pontoon. The pontoon boat is Coast Guard certified for up to 18 passengers plus one captain, and one crew member. 14 pedal stations facing each other around a beautiful bar. A cooler runs through the middle of the bar allowing riders to simply access their own food and drinks. It has large cushiony seats and comfortable pedals, the riding experience is comparable to being on a beach cruiser. We are the first Pedal Boat Bar in New Orleans, LA and even in Louisiana. We will be making waves starting in the spring of 2019, we’re ready to hit the water and party with you in New Orleans, LA! Make sure to grab your favorite people to party!
- How many people can ride?
Minimum six people needed to book to go out for a cruise, maximum 18.
- I don't have 18 people, can I still rent the boat?
Yes, you can rent the boat with as little as four people, we have a outboard motor that can assist pedalers.
- Where does the tour start/end?
All tours start and end at Bayou Bienvenue Marina!
We suggest arriving 15-20 minutes early. Tours leave at the exact time of the tour start time you sign up for. Don’t be late!
- What hours does the pedal boat run?
New Orleans Pedal Barge Boat operates year-round.
- What about my safety?
Safety is very important to all of us of course! We are Coast Guard certified. We provide life jackets for all. When you arrive you will have to sign a waiver. If under the age of 18 a legal guardian must sign before you can hop on. We also have two fire extinguishers on board.
- Are there rules?
- No swimming
- Must follow Captain’s rules!
- If you jump off the boat during the tour, the tour will cancel immediately and no refund will be given. A $100 fine will also be charged to the person’s credit card who booked.
- Are you UCSG approved?
Yes, we are! All pedal boats go through a rigorous inspection before they are shipped off and when they splash down. We must go through training with our certified Captains and the local USCG.
- Any restricted Items?
No beer kegs and no glass allowed.
- Do all riders have to be over 18?
No. All ages are welcome. All riders are required to sign a waiver for those over the age of 18. All riders must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for those under 18 years of age.
- Who should rent New Orleans Pedal Barge Boat?
- Bachelor and bachelorette parties
- Corporations/businesses: team building, group rewards, promotions, and parties
- Birthday parties
- Church outings
- Sports teams
- Pub crawls
- Family reunions
- What can I bring on to drink?
You can bring beer, wine, and liquor. We do not provide ice so make sure you bring ice and cups! We will have souvenir cups to purchase on board for $2 a person to use for the bike boat tour of New Orleans. We highly suggest bringing water also!
- Do you provide ice?
No, we do not. Pontchartrain landing will have ice for sale in case you forgot some!
- Do you play the music?
You are the DJ! Bring your playlist which will connect via Bluetooth to our speaker! Don’t worry; in case you forget the tunes we have you covered!
- Is there a bathroom on board?
Yes, we have a bathroom onboard that is appropriate for #1. Please #2 before you come onboard.
- What is the refund/reschedule/weather policy?
Once a tour is booked it is non-refundable. If you need to reschedule for any reason, you are able to do so within 48 hours of your tour for a store credit. A weather cancellation can only be determined by the company. Weather related cancellations will be determined on the day of the scheduled tour only. If it is raining the tour will still go on as scheduled. If the weather is severe the company will contact you within two hours of your tour and provide you with a store credit which you can use to book another tour in the future.
- Can I buy a gift certificate?
Yes, this is a perfect birthday gift, anniversary, graduation, and so much more! Just shoot us an email to [email protected] and we will set you up with an amazing New Orleans experience!
- How much does it cost? When do I pay? How do I pay?
$700/private boat charter
You can pay by Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. We do not have an option to pay in cash. Book Online now.