We are asked some/most of the following questions before we take someone on our boat for the first time, so we put together the following:
Things to know before you go aboard the Gator Gal
DO YOU HAVE A LIFE JACKET FOR ME?
Yes, there will be an official Coast Guard-approved life jacket for everyone onboard. Gator Gal meets or exceeds all applicable safety regulations and requirements.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE ON THE BOAT?
Gator Gal is rated for 7 people, but we never cruise with more than 6 people onboard.
AM I EXPECTED TO PAY FOR GAS?
No, don’t even offer.
IF WE STOP SOMEWHERE, CAN I BUY YOUR LUNCH?
No, it’s always separate checks.
CAN I BRING FOOD AND/OR MY FAVORITE BEVERAGE?
Yes. We ask that everyone bring along their own food, drink, and utensils. We supply the boat, gas, and hopefully a good time!
SHOULD I BRING ANYTHING ELSE?
You might want to bring a camera and/or camcorder, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, cell phone, and a light jacket if it’s cool weather.
DO YOU ALLOW PETS ONBOARD?
Yes, but just Zoe!
IS SMOKING ALLOWED ON THE BOAT?
HOW FAST DOES GATOR GAL GO?
Not fast enough to need a speedometer, so we don’t know for sure. Top speed is under 20 mph, but we usually don’t run at top speed.
WHERE DOES GATOR GAL GO?
We cruise the Harris Chain of Lakes. Our favorite trips are through The Dora Canal and up Haines Creek.
HOW DO WE GET TO THE BOAT?
Depending on how many are going, we might ride together in one car, or ask you to meet us at the boat. If the latter, our boat is at:
Fisherman’s Cove (Lake Harris Resort)
3950 N. Eichelberger Road
It’s located on 19 about a mile beyond Discovery Gardens (the Ag Center), and just before Royal Harbor.
WHAT IF WE’RE LATE GETTING TO THE BOAT?
Just call us, we won’t depart without you! Make sure you get our cell phone number in advance (don’t want post it here), and that we have your cell phone number.
ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?
Watch the weather. Although we’ve scheduled a cruise and we’re looking forward to a great time, it is always weather-permitting. If there is a good chance of rain or strong winds, we will not be departing that day.
And last, and perhaps most importantly:
We respect the natural beauty of the waters we cruise and the wildlife we encounter, and we simply ask that you do the same.