Cruise and Sail with BigDCats FAQ

Cruise and Sail with BigDCats FAQ 2017-11-21T22:22:29+00:00

How many people do our yachts hold?

Chamonix II holds 100 guests — Little Toot holds 80 guests — Harbor Lights holds 95 guests.

How does the pricing work?

Our prices vary depending on time of the day and day of the week.  For Chamonix II and Little Toot, Please call our office for a quote 214-705-3772.

Harbor Lights can ONLY be booked on-line.   Directions and information are found on the ticket confirmation.   Private party requests please email or if looking for directions and basic information you may leave a message at the call center: 214-534-3797.

Chamonix II and Harbor Lights Yacht Rental include Charter, Captain, Crew, & Non Alcoholic Beverages.  All cruises are BYOB.   We can customize any cruise based on your event needs!

Where are you located?

Please see our locations and directions link at the top of the page.

Do we sail when weather is cooler?

Yes, we can definitely keep you warm and comfortable, even on cool nights. We have heaters on the Chamonix II and Little Toot and can keep the temperature 75 degrees easily under the covered section that seats 40-50 guests!   Harbor Lights is fully enclosed on the main floor and is equipped with both air conditioning and heating to keep guests comfortable.

Do we sail all year round (even winter months)?

Yes, as we mentioned, we can keep up to 50 guests warm within the yacht with our heaters. The mild weather in Texas allows for more opportunities year round for sailing. And we always keep your safety and comfort in mind first and foremost, no matter what the time of year.

Are there bathrooms on the yacht?

Yes.   Little Toot and Harbor Lights are also wheelchair accessible.

Can you swim off of the yacht?

Yes, you can swim off our yachts.  If you wish, your private party or corporate event can choose to stop and swim during your event.  We also allow swimming during our special public swim cruises.   Look for the swimming opportunity in the description of the event.

Will we sail?

Yes, if there’s enough wind Chamonix II will put up the sails.  Little Toot and Harbor Lights are powered party boats.

Can we bring our own alcohol?

Yes, you must BYOB as the BigDCats does not have a liquor license.

Can we bring our own food?

Yes, you can bring whatever food you wish or use any caterer you wish.

What is the dress code?

Wear whatever you feel is comfortable for the weather conditions.  High heels are not recommended.

Can we bring glass bottles on the yacht?


Do you have life jackets?

Yes, we have life jackets for everyone.

You can charge my card immediately, why can’t you credit it that fast?

Unfortunately, the credit process is dictated by the time it takes your credit card company to process the refund. Your refund is submitted immediately by us, but there is often a delay by the merchant service or credit card company in crediting the account. This is true of all credit card refunds and may take from 3-10 business days for your credit card company to reflect the credit on your statement.

What happens in case of bad weather during my event?


Any payment received will be refunded if the charter is cancelled due to rain or unsafe weather conditions at the time and place of the charter. Unsafe weather conditions will be determined solely by the captain and/or owner of the vessel. The client shall have the option to receive a full refund of any monies paid or reschedule the charter at a mutually acceptable date. Otherwise, all payments made are non-refundable.

Dallas Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High 54° 58° 68° 77° 84° 91° 95° 95° 87° 78° 66° 57°
Avg. Low 34° 38° 47° 56° 64° 71° 76° 75° 68° 57° 46° 37°
Mean 45° 48° 58° 67° 74° 82° 86° 86° 78° 68° 57° 48°
Avg. Precip. 1.8 in 2.3 in 3.3 in 3.9 in 5.0 in 3.5 in 2.4 in 2.3 in 3.6 in 3.9 in 2.4 in 1.9 in

Degrees in Fahrenheit