Sail Moonraker

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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, Traveler Checks or Personal Checks are all welcome forms of payment.

When do we pay?

Payment is accepted at boarding time in the form of cash, traveler checks or personal checks. Checks may be made payable to:  Sail  Moonraker

Tipping?

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 3 & 4 hour (the 4 hour allows us to see the entire “Narrows of Vero”) 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 3 or 4 hours prior to Sunset.

 

May we go swimming?

Yes, you must book 4 or more hours to allow time for us 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 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 11 years. Hopefully your question was answered but if not, just send him a text: 772-696-2941 or an email: bruce@sailmoonraker.com or give him a call.

  

Captain Bruce Jackson

bruce@sailmoonraker.com

772-696-2941

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Located at the Vero Beach City Marina

3611 Rio Vista Blvd., Vero Beach, Florida 32963