Build Your Cruise

Create Great Memories--Build Your Dream Cruise

A reunion with old friends, a bachelorette or birthday party, a special anniversary, or just a great day out with family--create great memories with a day on the water hosted by Captain Chet.

Step 1: Decide on your cruise duration

Choose between a 2 - 8 hour cruise.

Step 2: Choose your activities

The number of activities depends on the length of your trip! Pick some activities you're interested in and discuss with the captain to work out a super itinerary.

Ellipse 8

Dolphins & marine life

Ellipse 13

Visit a Restaurant

Ellipse 9

Bird watching

Ellipse 14

Grab a Drink at a Tiki Bar

Ellipse 6

Explore an island

Ellipse 11

Hang Out on a Sandbar

Ellipse 7

See Coastal Homes

Ellipse 12

Tour the Mangroves

Ellipse 10

Swim & Snorkel

Ellipse 15

Watch the sunset

Step 3: Book your date!

Call us at 941-735-6830 to get your custom cruise scheduled. We are always available to discuss and help you build the perfect cruise!

Need inspriation? Here’s What Other Passengers Have Experienced


Sherry, Utah

Length of cruise: 6 hours

Activities: Sightseeing, snorkeling, lunch

We were spending a few days in Sarasota and at the last minute talked to our hotel concierge about getting out on a boat, and she booked a cruise with "Captain Chet." Two in the family were super excited and I was slightly apprehensive. Wow!! We all three had an amazing experience and loved every bit of it! We were not real selective about what we wanted to do and/or see, just asked "Captain Chet" to take us out for four hours. He pointed out some fabulous houses on the water, local landmarks, explained the lay of the land to us, threw in some history, made a couple pit stops at tiki bars, and the highlight was seeing so many dolphins up close. Chet was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and hospitable.


Mike, Florida

Length of cruise: 3 hours

Activities: Swim, sandbar

We chartered a tour with Chet for 3 hrs with our kids, ages 1-12. He was great with the kids. We snorkeled, swam on a sand bar, spotted some dolphins and just enjoyed the sights. His boat was very nice and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed it!


David, UK

Length of cruise: 6 hours

Activities: Swim, sightseeing, lunch

This is our 4th year in a row using Captain Chet. On this trip we traveled north to Passage Key in Tampa Bay, where we swam in gin clear water, saw manatees, dolphins and sharks. On the way back to Sarasota we stopped at Cortez Fishing Village (the oldest working fishing fleet in Florida-per Captain Chet) for a casual lunch of very fresh fish. A relaxing ride home past Ca' d'Zan and the Sarasota skyline ended a fabulous cruise.

Pickup Locations

Pickup locations are based on where you are staying in the Sarasota area. You can choose the pickup location that makes sense for your party.


More questions about your charter? Have a look at our frequently asked question section.

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Island Time Charter

Island Time Charter is a private charter business owned and operated by Captain Chet Zoltak. He has been offering cruises of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico since 2014. ITC serves passengers from the greater Sarasota/Bradenton area. The company is a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2021 recipient. The boat, Island Time, comfortably accommodates up to 6 people.


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