How Much Does It Cost?
Although pricing depends on which membership plan you choose, the pricing structure contains a one-time membership initiation fee and a small monthly fee thereafter. Commitments are 1 year, 3 year, 5 year and Lifetime. All of the plans are for unlimited boating. There is also a one-time per year discounted on-water Towing coverage fee. Otherwise, there are no other costs associated with our club, like some, who charge for the online reservation system, head usage (toilet) fee, fuel surcharges, training and various other charges. We pride ourselves on not only having the best locations, boats and amenities around, we are also extremely affordable.
How Does the Membership Cost Compare to Boat Ownership?
Consider all of the associated costs of boat ownership. The cost of the boat itself or note payment, maintenance, insurance, routine repairs, and your time and effort cleaning the boat, your membership with us is a fraction of the cost of boat ownership. Most importantly, without all the headaches and hassles! In fact, just the cost of storage in a facility is more than what you would pay for a membership with us. We promise!
What Are the Hours of Operation?
Very simple – Sunrise to Sunset Boating! We are the only club that offers that, unlike some that close at 4pm during the summer. We do not have set hours; rather our members enjoy boating during the maximum number of daylight hours available. We offer a morning session and an afternoon session. Because we utilize the maximum number of daylight hours available and have two sessions per day available, we can accommodate twice as many members as other clubs. Since our sessions are much longer than other clubs, our members usually reserve the morning or afternoon session rather than all day, although they are at liberty to reserve a full day if they wish.
How Do I Reserve a Boat?
DESTINATION BOAT CLUBS utilizes our state-of-the-art, one of a kind WEBRES online reservation system. Each member possesses a User ID and Password to log in. Simply log in, choose the location, date, vessel and time. It is literally that easy! WEBRES then immediately sends you an email confirming your choices. You can refer to the system anytime to check your upcoming reservations. Cancelling a reservation or mistake is just as easy as well with our member “My Account” section.
What is the Member to Boat Ratio?
This is probably the most important question to ask any club, and generally tells you right away whether you’ll be able to reserve a boat on “Spur Of The Moment Notice” or not. Our ratio is 9:1 and that is for all members, active or not. Be aware, others may tell you their ratio but fail to specify whether that is for active members or all members, which can dramatically have an effect on reservations. Ask to see it in writing. You can with us!
How Many Times Can I Reserve a Boat Per Month?
There is no limit as to how many times you can reserve a boat. We allow a maximum of 4 reservations on the system at any given time. The good news is that you can always have 4 in the system at any one time. After you “USE” one you can “ADD” another, up to one year in advance.
Do You Have a Boat Maintenance Schedule?
Yes! This is very important to insure that our boats are clean and mechanically sound. We schedule weekly maintenance on Mondays for this exact reason. “Maintenance Mondays” allows us to make necessary repairs, deep clean them and “nip anything in the bud” before it becomes a problem. This virtually eliminates any breakdowns on the water.
Is Insurance Included?
Yes, we are the only club that has a standard deductible of $1000 ($1750 for boats over 30 feet). Liability is insured up to $1,000,000 per vessel. This is better coverage than if you owned the vessel yourself.
Where Do I Buy Fuel?
Fuel is available at the marina at every one of our locations, at a reduced cost. The boat leaves with a full tank of fuel. Upon your return, you simply de-board the vessel as our staff starts re-fueling the vessel. By the time you collect your belongings, you simply pay for the fuel and get in your car that was garage parked, or go enjoy the amenities at the resort. The choice is yours!
Is There Tow Coverage Should I Break Down on the Water?
Yes, DESTINATION BOAT CLUBS utilizes TowBoat US. Every member is individually insured and has their own coverage. Ours covers you beyond normal business and holiday hours versus the other clubs insuring only the vessel during normal business hours only.
Can I Reserve a Boat on the Same Day?
Yes, we call this “spur of the moment”. If you wake up and it’s a beautiful day and you’d like to go boating, simply give our staff a call. If a boat is available, it’s yours.
Do I Need a License to Operate the Boats?
No, although we require all new members to undergo an on-water training program as well as satisfying and passing the Florida Safe Boater’s Course before they are able to reserve a boat. Should you need additional training, we will spend as much time as it takes to fully insure members are capable of operating a vessel safely. We also offer advanced GPS and Navigation training for those interested in enhancing their knowledge. We do not charge a fee for training like some.
Can I Keep a Boat Overnight?
Yes, in fact up to two in a row! Additional knowledge and training may be required. For those qualified, it is an option. After the member displays the abilities to navigate the waterways for a small period of time (usually only 60 days) they can go overnight as they wish.
Can I Speak With Other Club Members to Get Their Opinion About the Club?
Absolutely! Just ask us for a list of members or check out the member testimonials on the website.
Can I use the Resort Amenities without going boating?
Without question, members do it all the time. It’s like having two different memberships for the price of one. We love to have our other boating members around the resorts!