The Salty Dog Happy Hour Cruise Boat FAQ

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    • What is The Salty Dog Happy Hour Music Cruise?
      It’s a relaxing ride on a 63’ powered catamaran with upper and lower decks, and a full bar that serves your favorite beverages. Happy Hour cruises feature a ride around the Calibogue Sound, an island inspired food and beverage menu, plus tropical tunes to set the mood.
    • Can anyone ride The Salty Dog Cruise?
      The cruise is for adults 21 years of age and older.
    • Where are you located?
      The Salty Dog is located at South Beach Marina in Sea Pines Plantation, home of The Salty Dog Café. You can use 232 South Sea Pines Drive for GPS purposes.
    • Is there a fee to enter Sea Pines?
      Yes, Sea Pines requires a gate pass for every vehicle. Gate passes for passenger vehicles (2 axles) are $6.00 each and are valid for the entire day. Gate passes for buses and motor coaches are $30.00 each. Buses and motor coaches cannot remain in Sea Pines during the cruise. They can only drop off and pick up. Sea Pines does not allow access to the plantation by bike.
    • Where Do I park?
      You can park in any available spot in South Beach Marina Village.
    • When Are You Cruising and How Do I Buy Tickets?
      Cruise times vary throughout the year. Please visit to book tickets online. Tickets can also be purchased through the Salty Dog Cruise Hotline at 843-683-6462. Walk up tickets are on a first come first serve basis and can be purchased right on the dock down from The Salty Dog Café. Online pre-booking is strongly encouraged.
    • What is included in the Happy Hour Music Cruise?
      The cruise includes a USCG certified captain and mates as well as a bar and kitchen staff to take care of all your needs. The cruise lasts around 90 minutes.
    • Is there food and drinks for purchase?
      The Salty Dog cruise offers a full cash bar and galley for your dinning enjoyment. Please check out our island inspired menu at No outside food or beverage is allowed aboard The Salty Dog.
    • Are there restrooms onboard?
      Yes. The Salty Dog Cruise has 2 restrooms onboard.
    • Is smoking allowed onboard?
      No, smoking is not permitted.
    • What about the weather?
      All cruises run rain or shine and in the event of inclement weather The Salty Dog Cruise shall at it’s sole discretion determine if such conditions will cause the cancellation of any cruise or cruises. In the event that a cruise is cancelled for any reason The Salty Dog Cruise will either reschedule passengers on the next available cruise in which spots are available or issue a refund. We typically make every effort to get underway. Weather often changes at the last moment making early cancellations nearly impossible. In the event of a cruise being cancelled more than one hour in advance, our cruise coordinator will contact you.

What else do I need to know?

  • We think we’ve covered most everything. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call or text our cruise hotline at 843-683-6462. See you on the cruise!