Frequently Asked Questions

  • Chevron down Where is Maine BayCycle located?
  • Maine BayCycle picks up passengers at Bell Buoy Park, located on Commercial Street in downtown Portland, Maine. More information can be found on the Contact page.

  • Chevron down Can I bring food and drink?
  • Yes, passengers are allowed to bring beer, wine, soft drinks, and food. No hard alcohol is permitted.

  • Chevron down Do all passengers need to be 21+?
  • Yes, unless the boat is chartered for a private party. If you would like to bring passengers under 21 otherwise, please call or email to set up a cruise.

  • Chevron down Do I need to bring ice?
  • No, there is ice provided in the built-in coolers.

  • Chevron down Is there a bathroom?
  • There is no bathroom on board the vessel. Use of a nearby restroom before boarding is strongly encouraged.

  • Chevron down Do we get wet?
  • No, you are never in the water.

  • Chevron down How many people need to pedal to power the boat?
  • The boat requires a minimum of six passengers. If the minimum is not met, your tour may be rescheduled to a different time or date.

  • Chevron down How hard is the pedaling?
  • Pedaling is as hard or easy as the group decides!

  • Chevron down Do we steer the boat?
  • No, the boat is controlled by a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain.

  • Chevron down Can I move around the boat?
  • Yes. You are free to walk around the deck.

  • Chevron down What should I wear?
  • Dress appropriately for the weather. You are seated under a large canopy, shielding you from direct sun and rain. It can get cool on the water, though, so bringing a light jacket is a good idea.

  • Chevron down Do I need to wear a life jacket?
  • Life jackets are available on board but are not necessary.

  • Chevron down Is the boat wheelchair accessible? 
  • Yes, there is seating and deck space on the bow without pedal stations.

  • Chevron down What is the cancellation policy?
  • Cancellations 24 hours in advance are refunded at no cost. If a trip is canceled due to hazardous weather, the trip is rescheduled at your convenience or refunded. Hazardous weather includes thunderstorms and/or high wind. If the National Weather Service issues a Small Craft Advisory (dangerous wind speeds for small boats), trips are suspended.

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