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Dora Queen Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can the Dora Queen accommodate?

The Dora Queen can accommodate 70 people comfortably.


What type of seating is on the Dora Queen?

There is lounge style seating.  


Can I walk on and make a reservation?

Yes. Walk ons are welcome if space is available. If all seats have been paid for with advance reservations through Dora, then no walk on passengers will be accepted.


Is food served on the Dora Queen?

You have the option to purchase charcuterie boards while making your reservation.


Is alcohol served on the Dora Queen?

Yes, there is a bar on the upper level that serves beer, wine and liquor.

Are pets allowed on the Dora Queen?


What is the cancelation policy for the cruises?

The Captain reserves the right to cancel a cruise at any time, especially in the event of inclement weather or if less than 20 guests have purchased tickets on one specific cruise. In the event of Captains Cancelation, guests will receive their choice of refund or a rain check to use on a different day.  In the event that you need to cancel your cruise, you may request a full refund if cancelation takes place 7 days or more prior to the reservation date. Cancelations between 2 and 6 days prior to sailing will have the option to reschedule their cruise. Rescheduled cruises are subject to a $20 Administrative Reschedule fee. If guest chooses to reschedule a higher fare cruise ticket date for a date with a lower fare ticket price, there will be no credit or refund issued.  Cancelations within 48 hours of sailing do not qualify for raincheck or refunds. Sold Out/Special Event cruises will not be refunded without a minimum of 7 days advance cancelation notice. 

Can I rent the Dora Queen for a private event?

Yes, please contact us for the latest rates.

Do you offer catering?

No, but we have a list of vendors we work with if needed.

Can I cater from an outside vendor?

Yes,  you may cater your event from outside vendors.  A certificate of insurance will be needed when the food company is bringing the food on board and setting up or serving.  Proof of insurance needs to be provided 2 weeks prior to the private event. 


Is there a fee to reserve my private event rental?

Yes, please contact us for the latest rates.


Can I decorate the interior of the Dora Queen prior to my private event?

Yes, but there are some restrictions on what is allowed.  Please contact us for further details.


For Private Events can we have music on board the Dora Queen? Can we hire a DJ or band?

Yes, music is allowed on the boat.  Yes, you may hire a DJ or band on board the Dora Queen.  

Are there restrooms on the boat?

Yes, there are 2 restrooms located on the lower level of the boat.


Is the Dora Queen handicap accessible?

Unfortunately not.  Please call in advance and we will do our best to accommodate.


Is the Dora Queen air conditioned/heated?

Yes, downstairs only.


What time do guests need to arrive prior to our cruise time?

Guests may board 30 minutes prior to the scheduled cruise time. The Dora Queen will depart promptly at the scheduled cruise time.


Is there parking available?

Yes, there are several public parking areas close to the boat.


Are there overnight accommodations or local hotels in the area?



What happens if there is inclement weather?

Cruises depart rain or shine, no refunds or exchanges.  The captain reserves the right to cancel a cruise at any time, especially during inclement weather.  In the event of cruises being cancelled due to inclement weather guests will receive a full refund or raincheck to use on a different day.

What if only a few people have signed up for a cruise?

Dora Queen requires a minimum of 20 guests in order to cruise.


Is there smoking allowed on the Dora Queen?

Yes, but only in designated areas.  And proper disposal of cigarette/cigar butts is a MUST.  Disposal bins are available in the designated areas only.

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