Join us aboard the Original Tiki, Big Kahuna, or Tipsy Tiki to experience the The Flats and breathtaking views of the City from the water on this one of a kind party boat! Our tiki-style boats have a thatched tiki roof, comfortable cushioned bench seating, standing room high top tables, and BYOB bar, all arranged on our plush, turf deck. Whether people want to come aboard to celebrate special occasions or rent out our entire boat for a private event, we expect good music, fun times, with drinks in hand on the most tropical experience Cleveland has to offer. Each 2-hour cruise, up to 30 guests, will include: ice, coolers, Bluetooth sound system, bathroom on board, designated driver (aka captain), first mate, & tropical boat to party on!
CLE Tiki Barge will provide Cleveland with its own little slice of paradise right on the River! Celebrate a special occasion island style and reserve the entire Tiki Barge. Perfect for birthday parties, bachelorette & bachelor parties, corporate events and much more.
12-person capacity (NO EXCEPTIONS). The Tipsy Tiki sails only within the Cuyahoga River. There is bench seating & bar stools arranged around a repurposed surfboard table. The Tiki roof only covers ¾ of the boat leaving a “sun deck” area for grabbing the perfect photo opp of CLE! Bathroom on board and 2 hours of cruising.
*The Tipsy Tiki is best suited for ages 13+ (children 12 & under may ride on the Original Tiki or Big Kahuna).
20-person capacity. The Original Tiki sails both the Cuyahoga River and within the Inner Harbor (weather dependent). There is bench seating and a standing room area arranged under a thatched tiki roof that extends over the entire boat. Bathroom on board and 2 hours of cruising!
30-person capacity. The Big Kahuna sails both the Cuyahoga River and within the Inner Harbor (weather dependent). There is bench seating and a standing room area arranged under a thatched tiki roof. The Tiki roof only covers ¾ of the boat leaving a “sun deck” area for grabbing the perfect photo opp of CLE! Bathroom on board and 2 hours of cruising.
Booking is easy! Head to cletikibarge.com and click the yellow Book Now button.
There are now 4 Private Tiki Cruise Options (all of which are considered Full Boat rentals due to Covid):
*Optional trip insurance is also available for an additional cost of $30, $45, $60, or $90 depending on which size private rental you select.
Each 2-hour cruise will include:
Please let us know how we can help customize your special occasion.
Yes, each passenger must sign a waiver prior to boarding. Once you book your cruise, we will send you a link so you can complete this electronically. If you are booking for a group, the guest will need to forward this to each person in the group via text or email so they can complete and return it prior to boarding.
Our check-in process is touch free for enhanced safety precautions so paper waivers are not available.
Please make sure all passengers sign their electronic waiver prior to arrival to prevent any delays in your cruise time.
Returning customers must still sign a waiver each time you cruise with us.
All passengers board at the dock located at: 1180 Main Ave, Cleveland Ohio 44113. Parking is available in the Christie’s parking lot. Look for the Green CLE Tiki Barge flags and boarding signs to your left as you pull in the parking lot– we are docked behind this gate. Please wait behind the gate until a crew member checks you in. DO NOT proceed down the stairs prior to check-in.
Reservations are non-refundable unless you purchase trip Insurance. Trip insurance allows you to cancel your upcoming tour for any reason up to 48 hours before the tour for a full refund (less the trip insurance amount). No refunds will be issued once the tour is completed.
To purchase trip insurance, simply add on “Trip Insurance” during checkout. Without trip insurance, there are no refunds given for any reason. Trip insurance covers the entire group as a whole. There are no refunds on a per person basis.
If there is severe weather the day of the cruise, we will try our best to reschedule, issue a store credit, or provide a refund if trip insurance is purchased.
There are absolutely no refunds for behavior-related cancellations.
No, smoking is not allowed on board. Cigarettes, cigars, e-cigs and marijuana are all prohibited. The crew reserves the right to return to the dock without refund if this rule is not followed.
Passengers under the age of 21 are allowed on private cruises. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian while on board. Passengers under 21 still count toward the maximum capacity allowed on each vessel. Please call us to indicate how many children will be in your party so that we have the correct amount of children’s PFD’s (life jackets) available.
Children 12 & under may ride on Original Tiki or Big Kahuna Private cruises.
Underage consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited. Proper Identification is required during check-in.
There is a thatched tiki roof that covers the majority of the boat deck. If the Captain deems that severe weather conditions are dangerous, we may delay or cancel the trip. We will try our best to reschedule your trip, issue a store credit, or provide a refund if trip insurance is purchased.
Tips are always appreciated by the crew as they are responsible for your safety, the cleanliness of the boat, and providing a great experience specific to your occasion! Gratuity options are now available during checkout. If you feel the crew went above & beyond, you may tip additionally after your cruise.
Because we are an outdoor venue, we do not require masks at this time.
Yes! There is a bathroom on the boat. TP and hand sanitizer are provided.
Flushing anything other than #1, #2 and the TP provided is strictly PROHIBITED. This includes feminine products, trash, disposable wipes and anything in between!! These items MUST be placed in the wastebasket provided.
A $100 fine will be incurred due to damages caused from PROHIBITED items being flushed down the toilet! Be respectful of our Crew, they shouldn’t have to deal with your poo!
Food is not provided; however, you are welcome to bring it on board. Please be sure to also bring all necessary plates, utensils and napkins. Please keep in mind, we do not have outlets for crock pots, warmers, or anything requiring a power cord.
Yes, the Tiki Barge is BYOB. We have coolers, ice, bottle openers, and wine bottle openers for your use. Please keep in mind, the boats do not have outlets for blenders or anything requiring a power cord.
GLASS is highly discouraged. Any glass brought on board, MUST be poured into a plastic cup.
You may bring any drinks that you want (in moderation.) However, shots are prohibited as is excessive intoxication.
Arriving intoxicated is prohibited and the crew reserves the right to deny entry to the vessel. If a passenger becomes disorderly while onboard, the crew will return the boat to the dock and the passenger will be removed without refund.
Coolers and ice are provided for your drinks. If you bring food on board, you will need to provide a cooler if needed.
There are a few key differences between our Cleveland Tiki Boats:
Tipsy Tiki: 12-person capacity (NO EXCEPTIONS). The Tipsy Tiki sails only within the Cuyahoga River. There is bench seating & bar stools arranged around a repurposed surfboard table. The tiki roof only covers 3/4 of the boat leaving a sun deck area for grabbing the perfect photo opp of CLE! The Tipsy Tiki is best suited for ages 13+ (children 12 & under may ride on the Original Tiki or Big Kahuna).
Original Tiki: 20-person capacity. The Original Tiki sails both the Cuyahoga River and within the Inner Harbor (weather dependent). There is bench seating and a standing room area arranged under the thatched tiki roof that extends over the entire boat.
Big Kahuna: 30-person capacity. The Big Kahuna sails both the Cuyahoga River and within the Inner Harbor (weather dependent). There is bench seating and a standing room area arranged under the thatched tiki roof. The thatched tiki roof only covers ¾ of the boat leaving a “sun deck” for grabbing the perfect photo opp of CLE!
All our boats have a bathroom!
No! We offer Split Payment options for your trips booked on a Cle Tiki Barge. Here’s how it works:
All payments are due 45 days before your trip. If there is an unpaid balance due at this time, the card used to book the trip will be charged at that time. If there are any billing issues with the remaining balance, the trip will be canceled.
No. While each Cleveland Tiki Boat has their own capacity limit, the maximum capacity of each boat does not mean that it will have the same number of seats available on the boat.
Example: The Big Kahuna has a capacity for 30 people on board; however, there are NOT 30 total seats. Capacity includes both seating AND standing room to accommodate all 30 people.
Yes, there is parking available in the Christie’s parking lot. Parking fees will vary day by day depending on the parking attendant/event taking place at the time. Cle Tiki Barge does not have control over parking fees as they are controlled by a third-party parking service.
The Cuyahoga River is home to all kinds of traffic, including freighters! If we are on the river when a freighter comes through, the trip may be delayed until the freighter passes (The freighter may request that we pull off to the side until they are able to pass). We try to plan ahead but delays due to freighters and lift bridges are beyond our control. If we are late or encounter freight traffic during your cruise, we do our best to make up for any lost time after we can safely proceed on our route, however, it is not guaranteed.
We try our best to work with lift bridge operators when scheduling our trips. However, train & vehicle traffic can occasionally result in your boat waiting for longer periods of times on one side of the bridge until the bridge is able to be lifted for us to proceed on our route. Unfortunately, we have no control over the traffic patterns, vehicles crossing the bridges, or operation of the bridges themselves.
There are several factors that determine if we can safely cruise the Inner Harbor on The Original Tiki & Big Kahuna. These factors can include inclement weather, boat traffic, lift bridge issues, and even group preferences. The crew takes all considerations in as a whole to determine the best route for each party.
*The Tipsy Tiki only cruises the Cuyahoga River.
We do our best to accommodate those with wheelchairs. If the person can be carried down the set of stairs leading to the boat docks and onto our boat, then the chair can be unfolded once on the boat, and the person can sit in their chair for the duration of the trip.