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Marissa Cruises Policies

To ensure you have safe and enjoyable time on board the Marissa, we request that you read through and adhere to our rules and safety regulations.

Failure to abide by these regulations may result in forfeiture of your charter and/or additional charges.

General and Boating Safety

  1.  Have Fun! You’re on a boat cruising beautiful Mission Bay! 

  2. All persons on board the Marissa, come on board at their own risk and must review the Bay Cruise Charter Contract, Waiver and Release of Liability Agreement, Acknowledgment of Risk, Rules/Regulations/Safety Checklist, and the USCG Boating Checklist prior to use. Therefore, no extra persons may join the boat if they did not leave from the Sportcenter Dock.

  3. The Marissa can handle a maximum 20 person capacity on the boat at any time. 

  4. Dogs are allowed, leashed and supervised. 

  5. No careless or unlawful behavior will be tolerated.

  6. NO DRUGS are allowed on the Marissa. All USCG vessels are NO Tolerance, Drug-Free zones.

  7. No more than 3 individuals under 90 lbs will be permitted on the Marissa. Any children must be 5+ years of age and over 90lbs as well as supervised by an adult.

  8. In the event of lightening or inclement weather, the Captain will immediately return the boat to the dock at Mission Bay Sportcenter.

  9. All persons must use caution while boarding, disembarking, and moving around onboard.

  10. Glass is prohibited on the boat at all times.

  11. Lessee is liable for any loss or damage to this boat and its accessories and any “excessive” cleaning necessary after use. 

  12. Charter time starts as agreed, regardless if everyone is on time.

  13. Persons are advised to read all restrictions and the liability waiver, before agreeing to a Marissa Charters Charter.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation or rescheduling of reservation: Note: All rental reservations are subject to a non-refundable deposit if a cruise is canceled or rescheduled.  Cancellation with less than 14 days prior to the trip will result in a charge for the full amount of the charter ($600/hr). Rescheduling more than 14 days prior to the reservation is permitted. Customer must submit reschedule or cancellation requests to Marissa Charters via email to We are sorry for the strict cancellation/rescheduling policy but we only have one boat and the charter slots are in high demand.   


***We understand coordination may be difficult but we will allow only one rescheduling of more than 14 days prior to the scheduled cruise date, the second rescheduling will require a new deposit.***

In the event of a weather-related cancellation, a one-hour rain check deposit will be taken and will be valid to use toward a future cruise for up the three months from the date of the canceled cruise. 

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