Chartered Boat Party, Yeeeeaaaah.

June 7 Update:
The updated accounting sheet can be found at this link.  The final values are contingent upon receiving all of the "pending" numbers, but at this point, everything collected will go towards the group.  As it stands, we'll have approximately 250$ to split among the group.  As a final reminder, there will be no refunds issued today, but you are welcome to gift or sell your attendance.  

Be kind and meet as close to 5:45 as you are able at Pere Marquette Park.  Parking around there can be difficult in the afternoon, so you may have to bite the bullet and put it in a surface lot or parking garage.  Once you are at the park, walk towards the river and it is fairly obvious where the boats are.  Look for the giant pontoon style boats with the tent/canopy roofs.

Rain is expected to hold off until after 9pm (though the boat will have cover/roof just in case), and the temperatures will be in the high 60s and low 70s.

See you all later today!
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June 2 Update:
The final payment for the chartered boat cruise was made earlier this morning.  Jason was kind enough to make an accounting sheet for us, which I have updated to show all payments, the cost of the charter + gratuity, and the remainder that we have left over.  As of June 2, we have ~125$ in the "bank" to use at the places we visit.  As a reminder and consistent with what we outlined in our refund policy for this event, we are not issuing refunds, but you are welcome to gift or sell your "ticket" as you see fit.   

I took a walk along the riverwalk from our place in the 3rd ward to the Pere Marquette Dock to Lakefront to scope out the places that we can most easily have the boat docked.  The plan is to meet at Pere Marquette Park on Saturday no later than 5:45pm for a prompt 6:00pm departure (I'll probably be across the street at the Brat House having dinner and/or drinks at 4:45 or 5 myself), and go north first to Lakefront Brewery where they have an enormous outdoor seating area set up.  We will plan on getting pitchers of beer from the main bar to maximize our surplus, but individual pints are available for purchase at their outdoor patio area as well (cash only though outside).  

After Lakefront, we can choose as a group which bar(s) to check out.  If ones along the river are too crowded, we can always park at a public slip, and walk a few feet to a neighboring facility.  If time permits, we can try to go as far south as Riverfront Pizzeria though obviously we will play it by ear based on people's moods and preferences.  

See you all soon!

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We're confirmed for June 7th at 6pm, woo hoo!  Right now our contract is for 2 hours, but we can add additional hours provided that 1)everyone is ok with it and 2)there is availability to do so.  For example, if you all want to use the overages (if any) that we collect for food/drink at the places we're hitting that evening, that'd be  one option, or if you'd rather use the overages for a 3rd hour and just pay a la carte where we go, that's also fine.  As an FYI, I did not sign us up for a drink or food package since not everyone that is going may want this option.  

I've modified the RSVP settings to reflect that because this is high value event, we will be requiring payment in advance.  The easiest way to do this is to use PayPal, but in case you don't have an account/don't want an account, please message Andy or Jason on how to best arrange payment either in person or by mailing a check.  Your RSVP will not be confirmed until payment has cleared (or cash in hand).  RSVPs will re-open at 1:30 central time on Friday, April 11.  

Thanks!

Riverwalk General Info
Riverwalk Contract
Riverwalk Accounting

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Due to the larger than expected demand for an after work self driven pontoon boat deal, the event has been changed to accommodate up to 45 guests with a private chartered (with a Captain and a bathroom on board) vessel.  

- The two hour charter is 590$, and with a 5.6% tax, it comes out to 625$.  If at least 30 people show up, it'll cover the cost of the charter + fuel surcharge + gratuity for the captain 
- The maximum capacity of the vessel is 45 (forty five)
- Unfortunately, there is not a BYOB policy on these chartered boats. 

The cost will be 25$ per person. Any overages that are collected will go towards treats/food/beverages for the group that evening; alternatively, we can apply any overages to an extra hour on the water.

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  • Tom G.

    Great time getting to meet new people and spend time with old friends.

    June 9

  • Andy C.

    Glad everyone was able to attend. Great time catching up with familiar faces and meeting new ones.

    2 · June 8

  • Wendy

    So much fun! It was great to see everyone :)

    2 · June 8

  • Angela N

    Lots of fun, especially for my first event!!!! Can't wait for the next one.

    1 · June 8

  • April R.

    That was great fun! Thank you!

    3 · June 7

  • Allison R.

    Great event!!! It was so great to go out on a boat and to spend time with friends!

    4 · June 7

  • Aditya S.

    Great meet up and great weather. Had a very nice time.

    3 · June 7

  • Andy C.

    Across street at water street brewety instead of brat house. Join us for a beer if you want

    June 7

    • Dustin

      Still there? We just got here.

      June 7

    • Andy C.

      Yeah. Theres a table next to us that is open. Gotta leave here by 10 till at the latest. I will be leaving at 540 but others will be here.

      June 7

  • Lori

    Angela and I are at Buck Bradleys.

    1 · June 7

  • Collette

    Sorry I can't make it. I have the flu. My ticket is already paid for so if someone wants to use it, please do so with my blessing. I hope you have a wonderful time. Andy you will be missed!

    June 7

  • Jason

    Andy, is there any byob component to the boat ride?

    June 7

    • Andy C.

      Absolutely not on this one. Sorry to be bearer of bad news but because these charters have liquot licenses we cannot byob or even bring leftovers (alcohol) aboard from the places we visit. The CSR was very explicit about this when I asked a few days ago.

      June 7

  • Andy C.

    See you all in an hr or so at Pere Marquette Park. Call w last min questions. [masked]

    June 7

  • Tom G.

    Any chance of still getting on the boat? :-))

    June 7

    • Andy C.

      Thanks, Amelia!

      1 · June 7

    • Tom G.

      It's just me, thanks Amelia!

      2 · June 7

  • Allison R.

    Fred and I should be there on time. We are going to watch the race at Goolesbys. That way we don't have to worry about having to walk back to the car.

    1 · June 7

  • Betsy K.

    Hi there just joined the group and I can't wait to meet you all tonight!! My friend Wendy that I met at another meet up group is bringing me!!Whoo hooo

    1 · June 7

  • Nicki

    Excited to set sail tomorrow!

    4 · June 6

    • Andy C.

      Seriously - been awhile since we've seen you!

      June 7

  • Allison R.

    Hey Andy! Fred and I probably won't make it at 5:45, but I will text you to see what bar you guys are at so we can meet you there.

    June 6

    • Andy C.

      no thanks, i blocked your number. ;) sure thing - we'll likely be on our way to lakefront when you text. you could probably park somewhere between pere marquette and lakefront brewery so that the walk to and after the event ends isn't that bad.

      June 6

  • Kelly

    Having trouble paying, anyone else having the same issue?

    May 28

    • Andy C.

      Hi Kelly - likely you were running into an issue where the RSVPs had closed (or were about to close) since we set them to do so on May 28th (around the time you first tried to RSVP?) I will send you a message with the paypal address for payment, but at this point - please do check the refund policy if you end up not being able to make it.

      June 2

    • Kelly

      Ok great, thanks Andy! Ill pay via PayPal today!

      June 3

  • Adam

    Would really like to go but I'll be in San Antonio. Have fun!

    May 19

  • Allison R.

    Hey! Question: Is the boat going to leave right at 6? We really wanna go, but the Belmont Stakes is at 530 and we have a possible triple crown winner. We may be able to make it but we may be a little late. Don't know if we should cancel? Come late? Meetup at a bar later?

    May 17

    • Andy C.

      6 is the intended departure time, yes. If you guys find a place close to Pere Marquette (Brat house, Lld german beer hall, etc.) we may be able to wait just a bit, but probably not more than 5 minutes. Our first stop will likely be at Lakefront Brewery, so you could always meet us there as well.

      May 17

  • Andy C.

    oh SNAP, Nicki's coming!

    1 · April 16

    • Nicki

      LOL! Oooooooo yaaaaaaaaa

      April 16

  • Andy C.

    RSVPs have been re-opened. Please don't interpret me clearing out your previous responses as a personal insult ;), I just needed to reset it since we'll be requiring payment in advance through pp or in -person payments for this event.

    1 · April 11

    • Amy Ayers H.

      I am not able to attend...my dads 80th bday party is that weekend . Sorry

      April 11

  • Tasha

    I'm on the waitlist. I can't change it to +5 for some reason it changes back to +3 but know that I'm +5 or more (depending on peoples schedule) whoop whoop! Really hope this works out

    March 16

  • Allison R.

    This sounds so great! I don't think I will know enough ahead of time to be able to RSVP.

    January 4

    • Andy C.

      Or if a second person is ok with it and has the time to pick it up, a second party barge could be rented.

      2 · January 5

    • Tasha

      I know someone who could possibly pick up the boat and drive/steer if need be. Let me know.....

      1 · March 16

  • Andy C.

    Well, don't thank me yet. Nothing's happened...and thank Riverwalk Tours for having a 45 person pontoon boat that you can charter!

    January 11

  • Collette

    YOU ARE SO THE MAN ANDY!!! :)

    January 11

  • Jason

    Holy crap Andy, a 45-person party boat. You rock!

    3 · January 11

  • Jason

    I'm on the waitlist! I've got to know somebody who can pull some strings for me! ;)

    January 4

    • Andy C.

      I really don't know - I think the listed capacity of 10 on the party barges is a pretty cozy fit already, but people's schedules can change up to the last moment, so maybe something will open up. If enough of a waitlist forms, we can always get two boats as long as they're available.

      3 · January 4

  • Collette

    What a awesome idea Andy! Thanks!!!

    January 4

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Your organizer's refund policy for Chartered Boat Party, Yeeeeaaaah.

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 10 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: A refund will be issued if you alert us at least TEN day in advance that you are unable to go. You may either gift or sell your spot after the 10 day window.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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