Enjoy your blissful Key West vacation in our newest luxury Tiki Suite. The Grand Tiki was built in 2021 upon much success of our original Tiki Suite. Enjoy breath-taking sunrise & sunset views, enjoy your day with 2 included paddle boards, 2 sets of snorkel gear, a double hammock and night time with underwater LED soft-lighting. Book your Grand Tiki experience today.Book The Grand Tiki
Check-in is between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm, check-out is at 11:00 am.
This idea has been several years in the making and has finally been able to come to fruition! Taking the best parts of boat life and combining them with the space and comforts of home, this Tiki Suite has been designed to be the ultimate getaway on the water. Outside, in addition to it’s tropical-themed appearance, the structure has been thoughtfully designed to promote maximum cooling efficiency from the hot Florida sun as well as protection from those passing rain showers without the need to be all closed up. Make use of the hammock, stand-up paddleboards and snorkel gear. In addition to the various bird species that are a regular sight, you can occasionally see dolphins, manatees, stingrays, conch, starfish plus many other small fish that enjoy the shade beneath the Tiki. Sorry, no fishing from the boat. Inside you will likely first notice the gorgeous Brazilian hardwood flooring which adds a touch of class to the otherwise humble thatched-hut styling. The high vaulted ceiling makes this minimal space feel enormous while also serving as the core component to the self-ventilating design, keeping the structure cool and the air fresh. Relax on the comfortable king-size bed and enjoy the view through the three French doors that open up right onto the ocean. To keep your food and beverages cold, the suite is equipped with a roto-molded cooler that can keep ice for up to 9 days (bring ice with you!). There are no cooking appliances on board, with the exception of a K-cup coffee maker, and no other heat and or flame generating devices or equipment are permitted to be used on board. Yes this includes smoking. Bring your vape pen. The bathroom is equipped with an electric macerating toilet and a full-height in-room shower with a 2.5 gallon water heater that will heat up your water in about 5 minutes of being turned on.
Please keep in mind, you must use the local water shuttle service for transport to and from the tiki, similar to taking a bus. Pricing for general seating shuttle rides are $25/person each way. See the Water Transportation section of our website to learn more about the shuttle times, types and rates as well as other business that may be able to provide transportation on the water.
This is an off-grid experience so you must understand that while efforts have been made to preserve the modern conveniences we’ve become accustomed to on land, some of them must be sacrificed while still other inconveniences must be accepted.
The wifi provided is through a cellular mobile hotspot service and while it does have an unlimited data service, it is only high speed up to 8 gigabytes per month and then the speeds are severely reduced for the remainder of the month. For this reason, to make sure all guests have access to decent internet speeds, it is only intended for basic internet access, NOT streaming video or using massive amounts of data.
Air conditioning is installed but keep in mind that it can take an hour or more of run time to bring the temperature down inside the boat once the air conditioner has been started, depending on how hot it is outside.
There is very limited fresh water on board, only about 30 gallons, so it must be conserved.
The generator must also be used to make coffee or run the hot water tank for the shower. Be aware, you can only run up to 2 appliances at a time or it will overload the generator (this includes the air conditioner). This unit is equipped with an automatic-start/stop charging system so you don't have to worry about keeping the batteries charged. It will start the generator when the battery level gets too low and then shut down when charging is complete.
You must bring food and drinks with you! Also be sure to bring soap and shampoo if you intend to shower on board. Towels and toilet paper are supplied.
This tiki is anchored out in the harbor away from land and can only be accessed by boat. Visit our Water Transportation page to for additional information on how to purchase tickets from the local marine service provider, Ship 2 Shore. Be advised that their business hours are only between 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM. This or other charter companies may be able to provide transportation service after-hours but it should be assumed that there are no transportation options outside of regular business hours. If there is a medical emergency or dangerous situation, you can contact the Coast Guard 24 hours a day for a rescue boat. Full instructions for emergency contact are on board in the information binder.
You will be required to complete a boat rental agreement to be able to check in. This agreement is fully digital and will be sent to the email address you provide at booking.
If the person booking the tiki was born after 1987, Florida law requires them to possess a Boating Safety Card, — or — to be accompanied by someone who is either born before 1988 or who already has a card. If you need one and don’t want to take the full 6 hour version of the test you can take a much smaller test, only 25 questions, to receive a temporary certificate, for only $10, which is good for 90 days. The link for this test is provided with our check-in instructions as well as a link to our study guide which will make taking the test much easier. If your situation requires you to have one of these cards then you must have it with you when you check in as the law also requires us to verify it. It is your responsibility to make sure you have this card, if required, and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of your reservation. Remember, we are happy to help you obtain this card so just ask! As per the requirements of the law listed above, we are also required to collect a copy of your boating safety card and/or a copy of a government-issued photo ID with the same name. These documents will need to be provided to us electronically prior to your arrival.
No open flames or heat-producing devices (hair dryers permitted).
No smoking anywhere on the boat.
Life jackets and throwable device are to be use for emergencies only, not for swimming.
No fishing from the boat.
Guests are not permitted to bring their own private vessels (such as jet skis and powerboats) to this boat. Kayaks and paddle boards are permitted.
The maximum number of passenger permitted on the boat is 2.
Please note, you can only flush small amounts of toilet paper down the toilet. Also, nothing except the special fast-dissolving toilet paper that is supplied can be flushed down the toilet, all other items must be put into the trash. If you clog the toilet because of too much paper or items that are not to be flushed, you will be charged a $100 fee or the cost of its repair, which can cost as much as $500. When it comes to the question of whether or not you can flush an item down the toilet, remember this: "When in doubt, throw it out (in the trash can)".
This rental is classified as a "Bareboat Charter", however, under the terms and pricing, in-motion operation of the boat is not included.