Frequently Asked Questions
Are your charters booked privately just for our group?
Yes, all charters aboard moonraker are booked privately just for your group and you may have up to a total of 6 people.
What happens if the weather is bad?
There are no deposits required to book a sail aboard Moonraker and if the weather is bad, or not what you are looking for, we simply don’t go out. There are no fees or charges if we don’t go out. If you would like to book another day (which is not required) we simply look in the book and see what is available. Captain Bruce likes everybody to be happy. :-)
Is a deposit required to book a charter?
No deposit is required to book a sailing adventure aboard Moonraker.
How many people can we bring?
Moonraker can accommodate up to 6 guests which is an insurance limitation. In addition to the guests the captain will have one crew (host or hostess) on board to make your drinks, pour your wine and serve the food you bring aboard...... So sit back, relax and let Captan Bruce & his crew spoil you, your family and friends!
Is there a Rest Room on board?
Yes, Moonraker is a luxury sailing catamaran and there
is a full size rest room onboard complete with a shower
for your use. The toilet is electric, uses fresh water
and fluses with the push of a button.
Do you take credit cards?
Not at this time. Cash or Personal Checks are all welcome forms of payment.
Checks may be made payable to: Sail Moonraker
When do we pay?
Payment is accepted at boarding time in the form of cash, or personal checks.
Gratuity is not required but is always very much appreciated for excellent service. Gratuity on charter boats are on par with the service industry.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes, Sail Moonraker gift certificates can be
purchased for any sailing cruise. They make
great Birthday, Anniversary and Christmas gifts.
We have even had a few purchased for date night
gifts which means you get to go along!!!! ;-)
What is the best Indian River Lagoon Scenic Tour?
The 2 & 3 hour (the 4 hour sail is only booked in the summer months) Scenic Sail & Dolphin Watch goes through a part of the Indian River Lagoon which is referred to as the “Narrows of Vero”. This is a very popular area for bottle nose dolphins, manatees and home to a wide variety of beautiful birds. Additionally, Vero Beach’s most luxurious waterfront homes can be viewed. These are the best and most popular Scenic Tours. If you would like to enjoy Sunset with your Scenic Tour we would go out 2 or 3 hours prior to Sunset.
May we go swimming?
Yes, during June, July, August & September you may book 4 hours
which allows us time to get to Hole In The Wall Island to anchor.
This is a manatee area so there are no boat wakes which makes for
a very pleasant and calm anchorage. Additionally,
Moonraker has swim steps that lead right into the water
and when you are done swimming there is a hot and cold
water shower located right on the swim steps. :-)
What is the weather like in Vero Beach?
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 73 74 77 81 85 89 90 90 89 84 79 75
Low 53 53 58 61 67 72 73 73 73 69 62 55
Avg. 63 64 68 71 76 81 82 82 81 77 71 65
Is there a place to get out of the sun?
Yes, there is a 13 foot by 12 foot Bimini top
over the cockpit and hammock. This provides
a comfortable place to sit out of the sun.
Moonraker is a very stable catamaran so
moving around to get out of the sun or
in the sun can be done at any time.
What type of clothing should I bring?
The weather can start off cool in the morning then warm up significantly by 1:00pm. In the evening the weather will begin to cool off again. Therefore, it is recommended that you bring along additional clothing for full day and sunset cruises.
Are food and beverages provided?
A complimentary cooler with ice, water and sodas are provided with every cruise. Guests are welcome to bring their own beer, wine, or alcoholic beverages as well as appetizers and food and our crew will make your drinks, pour your wine and serve the food you bring aboard.. A large cooler with ice, glasses (wine, champagne & drinking), plates, dining utensils etc. are provided on board and the crew does the dishes. For a complete listing of food and beverage options please go to the top of the page and click on "About" then click on "food & beverages".
May we BBQ?
Yes, Moonraker has a permanently installed
propane grill. You are welcome to use the grill
or ask Captain Bruce and he will be happy to
manage the on board grill for you. We must
anchor to use the grill so a 4 hour minimum
cruise is required to grill.
May we go to the ocean?
All Moonraker Sailing is done on the Indian River Lagoon for 2 to 6 hours.
This doesn't allow time to go to the ocean.
May we wear shoes on deck?
Shoes can cause unnecessary damage to the boats deck. A basket is provided on the dock to collect shoes prior to boarding and is then secured on board. If you have a foot problem requiring shoes, or the weather is cool, then soft-soled non- marring shoes can be worn.
May we bring our dog?
Captain Bruce loves dogs. As a matter of fact, he has had a few himself..... However, for insurance reasons the puppy dogs and other animals need to stay home for the few hours you are aboard Moonraker.
Do you have another question?
Captain Bruce has been chartering Moonraker in Vero Beach, FL for over 14 years. Hopefully your question was answered but if not, just send him a text: 772-696-2941 or an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or give him a call.