ASK THE CAPTAIN
Here are some fun facts regarding the Captain JP Cruise Line. If you have any additional questions , please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you on board soon.
Q: How many people can you hold?
A: We can carry 600 passengers. We can seat 375 for dinner between two decks.
First Deck 225
Second Deck 150
Q: Is the boat Coast Guard Inspected?
A: Yes, the boat is inspected annually and is certified to carry 600 passengers by the US Coast Guard.
Q: Where do we sail?
A: When we leave the dock, we leave Troy and head South to the Port of Albany and then return. It is 25 mile round trip.
Q: Handicap Accessibility?
Q: Do we allow outside catering?
A: For special occasions. Please contact us to discuss.
Q: Can I ride the boat if I didn't buy a ticket in advance?
A: Yes, but we highly recommend you purchase in advance. Limited availability if you purchase at the dock.
Q: How long are the cruises?
A: Events are typically 3 hours. Private parties can last as long as they like, for an additional hourly rate.
Q: Why do I need to buy a ticket in advance?
A: Many public cruises fill up quickly. By purchasing a ticket online or by phone, you know your spot is saved.
Q: Can I bring drinks on the boat?
A: No outside drinks are allowed
Q: When should I show up?
A: We start boarding 30 minutes prior to departure. We highly recommend allowing plenty of time for your commute.
Q: Where do we park?
A: Parking is available onsite a few hundred feet from the boat in the parking garage. The State Street Parking Garage is located at 177 Front Street Troy, NY. Directly across the street from the boat.
Q: Can I smoke on the boat?
A: Yes, but only on outside decks. We ask to please be respectful of other passengers and properly discard your waste.
Q: Will I get sea sick?
A: No. The Hudson River is very calm.
Q: What if the weather is bad?
A: We sail rain or shine.
Q: Is there a dress code?
A: We do not have a dress code. We recommend dressing for the party you are attending and according to the season and weather.
Q: How is dinner served?
A: All dinners are served buffet style. Sit down dinners are possible for some private functions, but must be arranged in advance.
Q: Are there bathrooms on the boat?
A: Yes, we have Bathrooms or "heads" on each deck.
Q: Does the boat make any stops?
A: No, the boat does not make any stops and returns to the same place we depart on all cruises.
Q: Are small children allowed?
A: Yes, additionally, we ask that children not be allowed to run on any decks or hang on or over railings. Small children should be supervised by an adult, at all times.
Q: Do you take seating requests?
A: Yes, just let us know at the time of booking your group name.