NEW in 2017! Rehoboth BayCycle Cruise
| Cruises Aboard Delaware’s First Cycleboat
Q: What is a BayCycle Cruise?
A: Our BayCycle Cruise is Delaware’s first and only human-powered cycleboat! A 31-foot-long catamaran. The
BayCycle is propelled through the water by a large rear paddle wheel that’s powered by the pedaling of our riders! We
can accommodate up to 15 guests, (10 at pedal stations surrounding a central bar/cooler and 5 others on comfortable
bench seating), and embark on daily cruises on the waters of the Rehoboth Bay and Canal.
Q: How do I book a tour?
A: Whether your purchasing individual tickets or reserving the entire vessel for your group, booking your BayCycle
cruise is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
1. Go to Book online now! and select your date/time.
2. Choose either a full boat rental or individual tickets and checkout with a credit card using our 2048-bit encrypted
3. Read and electronically sign your waiver.
Q: Where do we board?
A: We’ll pick up you (and your group) at the dock located behind the Rusty Rudder Restaurant at 113
Dickinson Beach, DE 19971.
Parking is available up and down Dickinson St. or you can use the Rusty Rudder parking lot if you choose to eat or
drink there before or after our cruise. It is one of the best places in Dewey Beach for food, drinks and fun.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled cruise time.
Q: Can I drink aboard the BayCycle?
A: Yes! Each guest is allowed approximately 36oz of beer or 18oz of wine. This means you can bring three 12oz cans
OR a 32oz growler per person. You could also bring a 6-pack of beer or full bottle of wine to share between two guests.
We recommend canned drinks.
Q: Do you provide food or beverage?
A: With the exception of a few specialty tours, the BayCycle is strictly BYOB and BYOFood.
*If you want, you may bring your food directly from the Rudder for any of our cruises. Your drinks will have to be
purchase from one of the nearby stores. The drinks from the Rudder are not allowed off the dock.*
Q: Do I need to bring a cooler or ice?
A: No. The BayCycle has 2 large coolers built right into the bar that come fully stocked with ice and water for your
Q: Is there a bathroom on board?
A: The BayCycle does not have a bathroom on board, so please plan accordingly! Based our own on extensive
researched, we’ve refined our route time to a length that works for almost every bladder, and we make sure to remind
our guests to go before the cruise.
Q: How long is a cruise?
A: Regular cruises run approximately 1.5 hours from beginning to end, including a quick safety speech before we
Q: Is it difficult to pedal?
A: No. There are no hills to go up out on the water, and we can raise or lower the paddle wheel to reduce or increase
resistance. We also have a backup motor if you feel like just being lazy, (It’s electric powered by the sun and solar).
Q: How many people can ride the BayCycle?
A: The BayCycle can safely accommodate up to 15 passengers per cruise, with a maximum weight capacity of 2,960
pounds. Seating includes 10 pedal stations surrounding the central bar and a comfortable bench for 4 non-pedalers.
Q: What's the minimum number of riders needed operate the BayCycle?
A: As few as 6 riders can pedal the boat. We will contact you if there are less than 6 seats booked for your time slot. If
the cruise has to cancel due to this minimum, we will refund your payment if we are unable to reschedule your
Q: Are kids allowed to ride?
A: Regular BayCycle cruises are 21 and over. Children are permitted to ride on private family-friendly cruises only. All
minors must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 25.
Q: Do you provide the driver?
A: Yes. All BayCycle captains are US Coast Guard certified Master Captains.
Q: Does the BayCycle do private parties?
A: Yes! You may reserve the whole boat for a discounted price and play your own music.
Q: What if it is raining on the day of my cruise?
A: The BayCycle sails rain or shine, thanks to a collapsible canopy that covers the entire deck. In the case of extreme
weather, (thunder, lightening or heavy winds), the captain reserves the right to cancel the tour and
will provide each passenger with a refund if you cannot be rescheduled.
Q: Can I leave a tip for the crew?
A: If they did a great job, please feel free to tip your crew members at the end of your cruise.