Q: Where does the ship depart from?
We’ve moved! The JP Cat is now docked at 400 2nd Ave NE Slip #47, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
Q: Is there parking available?
Yes, parking is available at Sundial Parking Garage.
Q: Is there a bathroom aboard the ship?
Yes, however, we recommend that you use land-based facilities prior to boarding the ship.
Q: How many passengers can come along?
The ship holds up to 65 passengers.
Q: Can we bring our own camera?
Sure! You may want it handy if we see dolphins, pelicans, herons, and the occasional manatee. Plus, you’ll want one handy so you can snap social worthy shots from the boat. We recommend a waterproof camera.
Q: Will we get seasick?
Not likely. We don’t sail when the conditions are too rough, although our catamaran is built to withstand the roughest of weather. If a cruise is cancelled due to weather, you may reschedule or receive a full refund. If you are subject to motion sickness, then taking some preemptive actions may be a good idea. Check with your physician.
Q: Is the cruise safe?
Yes! Safety is our number one priority aboard JP Cat. JP Cat’s catamaran is Coast Guard inspected. All Captains are licensed and crewmembers have been drug tested and are subject to random drug testing.
Q: Are there food and drinks available aboard the ship?
Non-alcoholic beverages are included with every tour package. Beer, wine, and sangria are available for purchase onboard passengers ages 21 and older.
Q: Do we need a reservation?
Many of our catamaran cruises do sell out, so to guarantee your space onboard we recommend that you book in advance with our online scheduler or by calling (727) 310-7883.
Q: How early must we arrive?
No later than 30 minutes prior to your cruise’s scheduled departure time.
Q: What should we bring?
We suggest you wear comfortable clothing, and possibly a jacket during the winter months. Sunscreen is highly recommended. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be brought on board.
Q: Do you offer military discounts?
To say thank you to all military service people, the JP Cat offers a discount of $3 per ticket. We also include a free welcome guide map of the area so you can make the most of your trip to Tampa Bay. Call us to learn more about this special discount!