Group pedal and tiki boats from Nation’s Capital expand to Maryland, launching April 1st
This April, Paddle Club Baltimore and Naptown Tiki Club will hit the water as Baltimore’s only passenger pedal boat and Annapolis’ first and only floating tiki bar. Each boat offers its own one-of-a-kind outing on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and around Annapolis, perfect for celebrations and corporate events or simply as a new way for groups to sightsee from the water.
Powered by Sea Suites Cruises, Paddle Club Baltimore and Naptown Tiki Club are an expansion of the successful cruises co-founded by lifelong friends Jack Maher and Jack Walten in Washington, D.C. Following the launch of the Potomac Paddle Club in 2018, “The Jacks,” as they are known, added the Potomac Tiki Club and also launched Paddle Club RVA in Richmond in 2022. The Jacks were born and raised in Arlington, VA, and became best friends in pre-school because they shared the same first name.
“We’re excited to bring the fun to Maryland,” said Walten. “Baltimore and Annapolis are iconic locations with incredible sightseeing opportunities, primed for cruising along the water. We look forward to welcoming groups at both locations that are looking for a unique outing, a new adventure in their own backyard and a memorable way to celebrate with colleagues, friends and family.”
Previously SipAhoy Cycleboats, Sea Suite Cruises partnered with SipAhoy to relaunch the offering as Paddle Club Baltimore in 2023. Launching from Harborview Marina in the Inner Harbor next to Little Havana, Paddle Club Baltimore explores some of Baltimore’s most popular waterfront spots during a cruise around the city. The 30-foot catamaran-style cycle boat seats up to 20 passengers and has 10 cycle stations encircling a centralized bar. The boat is powered by passengers pedaling at their own pace in tandem. The boat also has a motor when or if preferred.
Naptown Tiki Club, located in Annapolis in Ego Alley, is the first and only tiki boat bar in the area. Groups of eight to 16 passengers can cruise down Ego Alley, beneath the Eastport Bridge, down Spa Creek, into the Annapolis Harbor, and past the Naval Academy. The tiki boat operates with an engine and features a semi-circular bar at its center with seating and a lounge area.
Both boats come equipped with Bluetooth speakers, built-in cup holders, coolers and ice, USB charging stations, and a bathroom onboard. Each hour and 45-minute rental includes a USCG-certified Master Captain and deckhand. Passengers can bring their own food and beverages (beer, wine and non-alcoholic).
Pricing for Paddle Club Baltimore ranges from $39 to $54 per person and $45 to $55 for Naptown Tiki Club. The minimum group price point starts at eight people. For more information or to make a reservation, visit the website at https://seasuitecruises.com or Instagram @paddleclubbmore and @naptowntikiclub.