Bobby G Takes on Inlet Shores Tiki Tours

I recently had the pleasure of celebrating my friend’s birthday, island hopping around the intracoastal with Inlet Shores Tiki Tours. With Captain Mike, our birthday girl, Randie, and friends on board, we set off to enjoy the day with no set destination.

First things first – the boat! Inlet Shores Tiki Cruises offers a vessel that can comfortably accommodate up to six passengers. It’s BYOB (bring your own beverages) and anything else you might want for the duration of the 3-hour tour. Our crew brought along the finest munchies from Bagel Barn Cafe and Deli in Edgewater, turning the cruise into a delicious floating picnic.

Our adventure began at the dock located off Ridgewood in New Smyrna Beach, right around 1:30 p.m. Parking for the tours was available at a public boat ramp parking lot, but keep in mind there’s a small fee of around $10 per vehicle.

If you happen to be a Volusia County Resident, lucky you! You’ll be spared the parking charge if you apply for the pass online.

We opted for the Private Special Event Tour, tailor-made for our group of six. The cruise turned out to be an absolute blast, and it’s suitable for any kind of event or even just a leisurely cruise around the intracoastal to explore the beauty of our area.

One of the highlights of our journey was the stop at Disappearing Island. To our delight, we had the whole island to ourselves! Picture a serene spot where we captured great photos – I mean, epic photos. You’ll know what I’m talking about if you follow my band, 5 Time Shag.

We listened to music, and simply unwound in the company of friends. A weekday cruise on Wednesday offered the added advantage of finding a tranquil chill spot, away from the bustling crowds.

Captain Mike, the heart and soul of our adventure, made the journey even more special. His accommodating and humorous nature made us feel as though we were on a carefree vacation far from our daily routines. We laughed, relaxed and soaked in every moment as if the 3-hour tour had stretched into an entire day of joy.

I must say, I highly recommend this experience to anyone seeking a soothing and extraordinary outing. Be it a romantic sunset cruise with your significant other or a celebration with friends, Inlet Shores Tiki Tours promises a memorable time.

Now, for those who are eager to set sail with Captain Mike, no worries! Booking your spot is a breeze. Simply visit their website at or give them a ring at (386) 478-3039. The best part? All of their tours are private, ensuring an intimate and personalized journey for you and your fellow sailors.

They also offer a Water Taxi Service to Disappearing Island for just $30 round trip! It’s only a 15-minute ride with a 10 a.m. pickup, and they can take up to six passengers with a minimum of four per trip.

Captain Mike, a Master Captain with over 25 years of experience navigating Florida’s waterways, is fully licensed and even CPR certified – now that’s true peace of mind. He’s also a fantastic entertainer and knows all the hidden gems for stunning photo opportunities, not to mention a chance encounter with some local wildlife.

If you’re up for a unique water adventure that guarantees a good time, hop on board Inlet Shores Tiki Tours!

Your old sailor boy himself, Bobby G… OUT!

Scotty Sudakis AKA Bobby G is a freelance writer and frontman in 5 Time Shag. If you have anything you’d like to see Bobby G “take on” in a future article please email the editor directly at:
Scotty Sudakis AKA Bobby G is a freelance writer and frontman in 5 Time Shag. If you have anything you’d like to see Bobby G “take on” in a future article please email the editor directly at:

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