Do I need experience?
No experience necessary! Our staff will give you basic waterway information, necessary hydrobike instruction and comprehensive safety information.
Are the Hydrobikes hard to ride?
Hydrobikes are not hard to ride. Safe and easy for all ages. Hydrobikes average cruise speed is around 5 mph but can travel up to 10 mph. It takes about as much effort as walking. Depending on your needs, the Hydrobike can provide a nice easy cruise or a calorie burning workout.
Are Hydrobikes just like riding a bike?
Yes but easier. There are a couple differences. The Hydrobikes don’t require balance and are stable in the water, they won’t fall over. The main difference is in the steering. If you turn the handlebar too sharply, the rudder will act more like a brake than a rudder.
How stable is it?
Hydrobikes are very stable, they will not tip with riders jumping up and down on side decks or in high waves. Riders can jump off and climb back aboard without tipping. They are designed to safely carry 400 pounds of rider, cargo, and passengers.
What are the age/weight/height requirements of the bikes?
Safety is our first priority. Space Coast Hydrobikes cannot handle persons weighing more than 250 lbs on our bikes. The bike can carry an additional passenger on its platform with a total weight of 400 lbs. Children under the age of 15 must wear life vests, as does anyone who is unable to swim. Riders must be around 56 inches tall or taller. Individuals of any age can ride as long as they can safely operate the vessel. Adults who appear intoxicated or impaired will not be allowed to ride and will forfeit the paid price on the vessel.
Is it safe?
Yes. We provide all necessary safety equipment, basic waterway information, and comprehensive safety information.
Why do I need to sign a waiver?
As previously stated, safety is our first priority. Waivers are required to ensure safe operation of the Hydrobikes.
What if I’m bringing someone else’s kids with me, can I sign their waiver?
NO! If you are bringing someone else’s child with you then please ask us for a waiver and have their parent or legal guardian sign it, and bring it with you.
Will I get wet when riding a Hydrobike?
Riding the Hydrobikes does not require getting wet. Most of the time riders do not get wet during their rides but in a light chop your feet will likely get splashed a little. In a heavy chop or in ocean swells up to half of you will get wet. The Hydrobike is stable enough to jump off and climb back on to safely so if you want to get really wet, you can! Each bike has a built-in storage compartment that can stow extra clothes, cargo, and features two cup holders!
What should I wear?
Wear whatever is comfortable and weather appropriate. Shoes are optional. Weather can be hard to predict, so layers are a good idea and there is plenty of room in the console to stow them. We do not recommend overly loose or flowing pants or skirts because they can get tangled in the bike chain. Waterproof sunscreen is also a good option. Protect yourself with clothes or sunscreen.
What should I bring?
The console on each Hydrobike has room for plenty of gear plus two drink holders (sorry, but no alcohol). What you bring is up to you but we recommend that you consider the following items: Sunglasses with a floating leash, Sunscreen/lip balm, Hat, Weather appropriate clothing, Bug Spray, Towel/change of clothes (if you plan to get wet), Camera, Drink/snacks, Necessary personal medication, especially for any known allergies.
Can I bring my camera or electronics?
Yes! Our Hydrobikes offer great photo opportunities, but use them at your own risk. We suggest using your camera’s wrist strap just in case!
Can I fish from a Hydrobike?
Yes! Hydrobikes are great vessels for fishing. They can quietly go where most other boats cannot. The elevated seat gives you a great view of the water and habitat and allows for stable casting. The decks have plenty of room to strap on a tackle box and cooler. Please note that all fishers must present a valid fishing license.
Can I bring my dog?
We are dog friendly and you are welcome to bring your dog on our Hydrobikes. We have a limited supply of dog life vests, so we suggest you have your own. For safety reasons, all dogs must wear vests.
Is this a good workout?
Yes, hydrobikes provide a gentle, low impact aerobic total body workout; but it all depends on how fast you pedal!
How many calories can I burn?
According to Frank Katch, Professor of Exercise Science at the University of Massachusetts, & Victor Katchwater, Professor of Movement Science at the University of Michigan, “moderate water cycling (about 60% maximum) burned an average of 546 calories per hour. The caloric burn is 8% greater than outdoor bicycling at a speed of 10-12 miles per hour.”
Are reservations required?
Reservations are not required, but do expedite the time it takes to get on the water. Want to get on your bike even faster? Come with your waiver printed and signed!
How do I make reservations?
Reservations can be made online through our Book Now tab. It is easy, just select the date and time you would like to reserve.
What time should I get there?
Please arrive 15 minutes before the time you booked your reservation. That gives you the time to check in, complete your waiver and attend the training session.
Can I walk up and ride?
Yes, we do accept walk ups, but cannot guarantee space.
Can I reserve for future times in person?
Yes, please find the staff, and you can reserve for future dates in person.
What if it’s raining?
We operate rain or shine, but do not operate under dangerous conditions. In the event it rains during your reserved time, we’ll make sure to get you set up for a new time. Since Florida rain often comes and goes, we’ll only re-book if it’s raining during your time slot.
Can I change/cancel my reservation?
Reservations may not be cancelled, but can be changed as many times as you like up to 24 hours prior to departure.
What if I don’t know when I want to reschedule?
If we have to cancel due to weather, you will receive a code that does not expire, and can be used for a reservation online.
Do you accept credit cards?
We accept credit cards online or in person.
Do you accept cash?
Yes, but have limited change on hand. Please come with exact change for your group.
How do I make a group reservation?
We love groups! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org , or come down in person so we can discuss the best way to accommodate your needs.
Can I buy multiple rentals at a discount?
Yes you can purchase a Gift Certificate! You can buy 5 reservations at $5 off per reservation, and 10 reservations at $10 off per reservation. Bulk purchases/ gift certificates come with a code that does not expire, and you can manually pick the time slots on the calendar as desired.
I’d love to do a fundraiser with you, how would that work?
We LOVE the Space Coast, and would love to help out your cause, just send us an email at email@example.com to discuss options!
Can I buy a Hydrobike?
Yes! Simply contact Space Coast Hydrobikes and we will be happy to arrange a demo.