Frequently Asked Questions about the Bay to Bay boat club
Q: How does the boat club work?
You may have
two reservations “on the books” two weeks in advance. To accommodate our members, we split the boating time
to get the maximum number of people out on any given day. Boating times are from 9 am—2:30 pm or 4—9 pm until
Labor Day then we back up the return time to coincide with sunset. A “use” is one half-day time slot. You may
have one use per weekend (Friday PM slot through Sunday, including Holidays). We know from our history that
five hours is plenty of boating time for our clientele.
Q: How do I know there will be boats available?
limit the number of memberships based on the number of boats we have to ensure that boats are available when
members call for reservations. You can call up to 2 weeks in advance and have multiple reservations on
the calendar. Waiting list. We carefully monitor boat use and will add boats to make sure we have plenty for
our members if needed.
Q: How do I make a reservation?
Just call us
up, and we’ll book your reservation along with any extras you are looking for from catered food to restaurant
reservations to a special anniversary or birthday celebration.
For Lake Minnetonka, call 952-401-3880
Q: What type of boats do you have in the club?
2012 you will enjoy more than $1 million worth of boats and can select from a variety
depending on the occasion. We’ll have 21 on Lake Minnetonka. As we continue
to grow, we will add more boats at both locations. When you arrive, your boat we’ll be clean, have a full tank
of gas and be ready for you to go.
We have multiples of the most popular boats. They include, Azure, Glastron, Tahoe and Bryant 24'-27' deck boats and speed boats.
Our Minnetonka location will have a cabin cruiser, and a classic 1985
26-foot Mahogany Skiff Craft. The Skiff Craft is a special boat and always requires a qualified
staff person to drive. Driver charge is $30 per hour.
All boats include the required safety items. Our boats
are kept in excellent condition and are inspected and registered each season with the Hennepin
County Water Patrol.
Q: Is there a limit to the number of times per year
you can boat?
We offer two packages to keep it simple. The Admiral package for any day of the week/weekends and the Captain (Weekday) package. Monday through Friday Morning's 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM time slot. Both packages are up to Thirty (30) uses!
Q: How long can I keep the boat out?
As a member,
you book a 5-hour session: either 9 am-2:30 pm or 4-9 p.m. Our members find that this is plenty of time to be
on the water. If you are renting, we offer half-day (5 hours) sessions or full-day rentals (8 hours).
Q: Who can I bring with me on the boat?
friends, work colleagues. In short, anyone you wish up to the capacity of the boat you select. Boats
Q: How do I sign up?
Just call us up, and we’ll
set up a time to tour the marinas, review the membership agreement, schedule you for boat training and get
Q: What does it cost to join?
The Admiral package is $5,000.00 and the Captain package is $4,599.00
Q: What are your hours of operation?
7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Q: Are there any daily use charges?
pay your annual Membership fee there are no other additional costs except fuel and damage, (which hopefully
won’t occur), catering or hiring a Captain to drive, if you want to entertain and leave the driving to us.
All charges are on a monthly account and you are billed at the end of each month.
Q: When can I use the boats?
Our season runs
from May 5 through Oct. 7. Visit our membership or boat
information for more details.
Q: What do you need to know about boating?
goal is to make sure that you are completely comfortable with the boats. We provide the training (and the maps).
We’ll show you how to correctly operate the boats and equally important, how to read and navigate the Lake
Minnetonka buoyage systems.
Q: Why should I join the Bay to Bay boat club?
are just a few of the benefits:
- A variety of new boats to use
- Valet service—no carting gear, coolers or bags
- Professional and friendly staff catering to your needs
- Unique way to entertain family, clients or out-of-town
- No boat payment
- No cleaning
- No upkeep, repairs or maintenance
- No slip, storage or winterizing costs