Catalina 34 - Nixon
Saturday, Aug 5, 2023 - 9:00 am through Wednesday, Aug 9, 2023 - 10:00 am
Please read all information below to ensure a full understanding of your Rental/Charter and how to Register for your Event.
CHARTER DATES and ARRIVAL TIME - Both are shown at the top of this page. Please verify them and contact Bow to Stern if they are incorrect in any way.
REGISTRATION - ALL PERSONS, including children, on the boat must complete the registration process. ONE PERSON is REQUIRED to COMPLETE the PROCESS as the "CAPTAIN", this should be the person responsible for the vessel. All others must complete the process as "Crew/Passenger".
TO REGISTER -
1. Click the << + sign-up >> bar at the bottom of this page
2. Choose between "Crew/Passenger" or "Captain"
3. Enter your name, phone number, email address, and answer all questions
Once the process is complete you will be taken back to this event page and your name should show at the bottom under "Crew/Passenger" or "Captain". Please make sure all persons in your group register, including children.
WHAT TO BRING - Attire should be according to the predicted weather. Understand that the temperature is always a little cooler on the water and it never hurts to bring rain gear, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera to help remember your trip. Water, other drinks, food, and snacks of your choice to enjoy while on board are suggested depending on the duration of your trip. This boat has a fully equipped galley (see Boat Manual Link below for more information).
OVERNIGHT CHARTERS - Bedding, pillows, and towels are not provided. Bedding can be sleeping bags or sheets. The berth setup is as follows: Cabin 1 - 1 queen size v-berth, Cabin 2 - 1 queen size aft berth, and a settee area that can be used as 1 twin berth and 1 double berth. Flat sheets are recommended if bringing sheets for bedding. The Galley is equipped with refrigeration, propane stove and oven, pots, pans, flatware, utensils, glasses, mugs, and a french press coffee maker. (see Boat Manual Link below for more information). Air conditioning and heat are available at the dock or with a portable generator. Food, drink, and paper products are not provided. Portable Generator, Grill, kayak, and dinghy available upon request (extra fees apply).
CAPTAIN CHECK-IN PROCEDURES and TIMES - Your Charter's ETA is shown just below the event title at the top of this page. If your ETA changes, as it often does, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can schedule our staff accordingly.
CAPTAIN CHECK-IN will be done at the Bow to Stern Offices, located at Bow to Stern Boating - 290 Blackwell Point Loop Rd, Oriental NC, and will include confirming payment, paperwork, and equipment. The staff will also confirm lifejacket needs.
CAPTAIN CHECK-IN TIMES and After Hour fees.
8am - 6pm - Normal Check-In Times
6pm - 10pm - Evening Check-In - $25 Fee
10pm - 12pm - Late Check-In - $50 Fee
BOAT LOCATION - Oriental Harbor Village Marina - 516 South Water St, Oriental NC, Once there, you can park anywhere in the parking lot. The boat is located in slip B32. Bow to Stern Staff must accompany you for the initial boarding - do not board without permission. The "Captain Check-In" (above) should take place prior to the "Boat Check-Out" (below).
BOAT CHECK-OUT & IN PROCEDURES and TIMES - Once you have completed checking in with Bow to Stern Staff, we will Check-Out the boat to you. The boat will have been cleaned prior to your boarding which includes a thorough cleaning and disinfecting, pumping holding tanks, and filling water and fuel tanks.
BOAT CHECK-OUT - (Follows Normal Check-in Times) - Bow to Stern staff will explain to the "Captain" and other interested parties the safe operation of the boat. This will include: Location of Required and Safety Equipment and an explanation of other essential Systems and Equipment. They will answer any questions you may have and show you the "Vessel Manual", in which you will be able to find answers to questions you may have during your trip.
AFTER HOURS BOAT CHECK-OUT - AFTER 6pm - Depending on the time and conditions, the Bow to Stern Staff, at their descretion, may opt to only show the systems required for a night's stay on the boat, with the full Checkout being scheduled for the following morning.
FLOAT PLAN - Your float plan for the trip will be discussed and documented. Bow to Stern Staff may assist in helping to determining the best plan.
VESSEL TRACKING - This vessel is equipped with a tracking device to monitor location and essential systems. Bow to Stern Staff will use this device's communication tools to assist in the safe operation of the vessel when possible. There is also an audible communication system between Bow to Stern and the Boat that will be explained. (Video/Cameras are not part of the system)
BOAT RETURN - If you need assistance docking, please contact the office (252-249-2424) and request assistance 30 minutes prior to arrival at the dock. Once you arrive back at your slip, contact the Staff on duty by calling the office (252)249-2424 to check-in the boat. We will meet you at the boat and go through a check-in process. For a list of check-in procedures see "Vessel Manual".
PAYMENT POLICY - A minimum 20% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance is due no later than one week prior to the start of your Rental/Charter. We recommend that you make all payments online via our online payment system. Your charter is not confirmed until the deposit is received. Emails for all payments will be sent to the email on file as confirmation of payment.
CANCELLATION POLICY - A Rental/Charter can be cancelled with more than 4 weeks notice for a full refund of any payments already made. Cancellations with more than 2 weeks notice from the start of the rental/charter will forfeit a $50 registration fee or the full deposit, whichever is less, or can be rescheduled without penalty. Cancellations after the required balance due date (one week prior to the start of the rental/charter) will forfeit 50% of the charter fee. Refunds are not privided for No-Shows.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY - Cancellations with full refund or reschedulling without penality is possible for any rental/charter that has unsafe weather for more than 50% of the rental/charter duration. Unsafe weather is defined as tropical storm/hurricane or unsafe sailing conditions (winds above 25kts). We do not cancel for low winds, rain, or heat. We are glad to reschedule during our winter season due to abmormal cold.
LINKS of INTEREST -
Catalina 34 - Bow to Stern Website
Basic Specs for the Catalina 34
Vessel Manual for the Catalina 34
Possible Destinations and Itineraries
REGISTRATION - ALL PERSONS, including children, on the boat must complete the registration process. ONE PERSON is REQUIRED to COMPLETE THE PROCESS AS THE CAPTAIN, this should be the person responsible for the vessel. All others must complete the process as "crew/passenger".
TO REGISTER -
- click the +sign-up bar below
- choose between "Crew/Passenger" or "Captain"
- enter your name. phone number, email address, and answer all questions
Once the process is complete you will be taken back to this event page. If your name shows at the bottom under "Crew/Passenger" or "Captain", you are registered. Please make sure all persons in your group register.
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