FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What kind of boats do you have?
- How do I make a reservation?
- How much will it cost?
- What equipment comes with the boat?
- Is fuel included with the boat rental?
- What safety equipment do you provide?
- Do you have optional gear available to rent?
- Should we bring our own marine charts?
- What’s the range of your boats?
- Do we need a marine radio?
- What happens if we damage the boat?
- What’s the travel time from Anchorage to Whittier?
What kind of boats do you have?
We offer enclosed cabin boats from 22′-30′. All of our vessels are well kept, feature the latest electronics, offer warm, dry cabins, and are capable of overnight excursions. Detailed information on each vessel can be accessed on our Boats page.
How do I make a reservation?
Access our Reservations page and fill out the submission form. We will immediately contact you by telephone to discuss your boating experience and expectations. We want to ensure that you are selecting the vessel that is most suited to your needs, and can readily answer any questions or concerns. We can accept deposit and secure the reservation at this time.
How much will it cost?
Our Rental Rates are listed on the Reservations page. In addition to the rental fee, you will be responsible for fuel, ant fishing tackle/shrimp pot rentals, bait, and ice.
What equipment comes with the boat?
We provide the most important items you will need for your trip. This includes an onboard GPS / fish finder, VHF marine radio, and all US Coast Guard required safety equipment. You will also have a large scale nautical chart, a big net, gas, harpoon, and shore dingy.
Is fuel included with the boat rental?
We provide our boats with full tanks. All you need to do is fill the tanks at the end of your rental period.
What safety equipment do you provide?
Each boat is fitted with all U.S. Coast Guard required equipment including: life jackets, throwing device, fire extinguishers, and signaling devices. All boats come with a shore dinghy that could be used for flotation in an emergency. Cell phone service is available in about 50% of western Prince William Sound. All boats have VHF radios.
Do you have optional gear available to rent?
We offer halibut rods, salmon rods, and shrimp pots for rent. We also sell fishing tackle, bait, and ice.
Should we bring our own marine charts?
We provide a large scale chart of PWS and the latest digital charts are loaded into each vessel’s GPS.
What’s the range of your boats?
We have listed the ranges on the Our Boats page. Ranges are based conservatively on a properly loaded and operated vessel. Values given are estimates and can vary widely due to many variables. It’s best to use the 1/3 rule : 1/3 out, 1/3 back, 1/3 reserve.
What happens if we damage the boat?
Our contract clearly explains your liability. Please read and understand it prior to agreeing to it. Each vessel will be inspected prior to your departure and after you return. Boats must be returned in like condition. We highly recommend travel and rental insurance. GetMyBoat.com has rental insurance available through BoatUS.
What’s the travel time from Anchorage to Whittier?
Whittier is approximately one hour from Anchorage. Entrance into Whittier requires traveling through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, a one way lane which opens on the half hour entering Whittier and on the hour departing Whittier. Please let us know when you plan on arriving so we can expedite your departure.
If you have any additional questions that we have not covered here, please feel free to contact us anytime!