FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BOATS

How much does it cost?
How easy are the boats to drive?
What is the music set up?
Where can I go during my rental time?
How many people fit on a boat?
Are there bathrooms on the boat?
Can I get a private boat tour?
How much does it cost?

Rentals are $125/hr. per boat with a two-hour minimum.  You can rent the boat for up to 6 hours.  Each boat seats up to 10 people.

How easy are the boats to drive?

The boat is as easy as driving a golf cart and cruises at 5 mph.   You must be 21 years old to drive one of our rental boats and have a valid driver’s license.  No boating license is required.

What is the music set up?

Each boat is equipped with an auxiliary cord, CD player and radio.  You are welcome to plug in your iPod or phone and have fun jamin’ with your own music.

Where can I go during my rental time?

Maps will be provided which show routes for a 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6-hour tour.

How many people fit on a boat?

The 21 Ft. Duffy Boat can hold up to 10 passengers of any age.

Are there bathrooms on the boat?

There are no bathrooms on the boat.  Public bathrooms are located near the entrance to the ramp leading down to the loading dock (see Map on homepage).

Can I get a private boat tour?

Yes please call us at (503)673-6172 for specific details.

SAFETY

Are life jackets provided?
Are life jackets provided?

Yes.  Children 14 years of age and under must wear life jackets at all times.  All adult life jackets are stowed in an easily accessible storage compartment.

There is a full USCG safety kit aboard each boat

PAYMENTS

How can I pay?
What is the cancellation policy?
How can I pay?

We take cash and major credit cards.

Our staff gladly accepts gratuities!

What is the cancellation policy?

We have a strict 48-hour cancellation policy, otherwise you will be charged in full for your rental. If you cancel before the 48-hour period (48 hours or more), you will be charged a $50 Refund Fee per reservation or boat. Should a manager deem the weather to be unsafe for navigating the Willamette River prior to departure, a full refund will be given. Only a manager can make this call and please note that rain does not mean the weather is “unsafe.” The boats can be fully enclosed to keep you dry in the event of rain.

DIRECTIONS

How do I find you?
Where do we park?
Where do we meet your contact person to pay and get on the boat?
How do I find you?

Meet at the BOTTOM of RiverPlace Marina boat ramp located near the Portland Electric Boat Company A-frame sign across from McCormick & Schmicks Harborside Restaurant.  A crew member will meet you there.

Our address is:  Riverplace Marina,  0315 SW Montgomery St., Portland  97201

Where do we park?

Parking is available at the U-Park parking garage on SW River Drive, just above the marina. The cost is $7.50 for up to 10 hours or $3.00 per hour.  Some 2-hour street parking is available.

Where do we meet your contact person to pay and get on the boat?

Meet at the BOTTOM of RiverPlace Marina boat ramp located near the Portland Electric Boat Company A-frame sign across from McCormick & Schmicks Harborside Restaurant.  A crew member will meet you there.

DAY OF RENTAL

What should I bring on the day of rental?
What should I bring on the day of rental?

It is important to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time. The designated Captain of the boat must have a valid driver’s license. Please bring a major credit card for a $500 authorization and your method of payment. You may bring food and drinks aboard. Alcoholic beverages are allowed however the designated Captain is not allowed to drink alcohol. Bring your CDs, I-pod or phone to play your own music—auxiliary cords are provided.

RESTRICTIONS

Am I allowed to bring pets on the boat?
How old does the designated Captain have to be?
What am I not allowed to bring on the boat?
Am I allowed to bring pets on the boat?

No pets are allowed on the boat with the exception of service animals.

How old does the designated Captain have to be?

You must be 21 years or older with a valid driver’s license. No exceptions.

What am I not allowed to bring on the boat?

Items not allowed on the boat include: firearms, illegal drugs, anything that can be lit (e.g. BBQs, cooking heaters, candles, etc.) explosive/flammable materials, flammable liquid/gel/aerosol paint, and/or dangerous chemicals.

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