Looking for a tropical island adventure? We are a Family Owned and Operated business that offers amazing private trips aboard the Aqua Dragon Slide Boat to Anclote Key and Three Rooker Island! Enjoy boating with family or friends as you cruise along the Anclote River to the sandy island beaches! Our trips are great for all occasions - birthdays, graduations, bachelor & bachelorette parties, anniversaries, showers, work meetings and more! We offer a variety of half day and full day options! During an island trip you will have access to the water slide, beach, swimming, snorkeling, and shelling. You are welcome to bring additional gear for your trip such as snorkels (now supplied or bring your own) to explore more under water! On many of our trips we have encountered dolphin, starfish, and sometimes manatee! We will stop to admire these creatures when appropriate and safe for the sea life. These wildlife sightings are not guaranteed but do happen often. Whether you are looking for a vacation activity or a getaway from everyday life, you are sure to have a good time!
4hr Trips are available on all days and times
6hr Trips are available for AM start times on all days
8hr Trips are available for AM start times on all days
Have questions about the schedule or need something custom or modified, please feel free to message before booking a trip. Thank you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Please reach out to us if you are unable to find an answer to your question. Thank you.
Should I bring food and drinks?
Guests are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks aboard the vessel. Although alcoholic beverages are permitted, the captain reserves the right to ID passengers prior to departure. All private charter excursions include bottled water, ice, and a Yeti 105 cooler. You may store other beverages you bring inside the provided cooler.
All guest are responsible for ensuring no under-aged drinking occurs within their party group. If the captain feels passenger safety is at risk due to alcohol consumption, they reserve the right to discontinue the excursion without a refund.
Should we tip the Captain?
Tips are customary and much appreciated. Average tips range 20-30%.
How does parking work?
A parking permit will be provided to you by the Captain upon your arrival at the Marina.
What items should I bring?
Feel free to bring any food or beverages to consume during your charter. Additional items to consider would be comfortable clothing or swimwear, towel, sun protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, etc), camera/phone, and ID.
How many passengers can fit on the Aqua Dragon?
The Aqua Dragon is approved for up to 6 passengers each trip.
Are pets allowed on board?
At this time, we are currently not allowing pets aboard. The islands we visit do not allow pets.
When can we use the upper deck and slide?
Once the Captain anchors the boat at the island, guests can use the upper deck for lounging and going down the water slide. The maximum weight for slide use is 225 lbs, with a maximum of two adults on the top deck (450 total pounds). Children 12 years old and younger must have an adult on the upper deck with them at all times. Slide can only accommodate one person at a time. Jumping and diving from the upper deck is not permitted.
Do you have life jackets?
Absolutely! Our goal is to make sure that you feel as safe as possible while on your trip. We have Type 1, extra buoyant life jackets available if you would prefer to wear a floatation device while on the charter boat. You are also not required to get into the water.
All children 6 years old and younger are legally required to wear a life jacket while on the charter vessel. Once the charter boat is anchored, if your child is able to swim they have the option to remove their life vest. You may bring your own life jacket aboard the charter vessel if you or your child has a preference, otherwise we have life jackets available for children on the charter vessel.
Need special accommodations?
At Rock and Reef Charters we do our best to meet the individual needs of each of our guests. Please contact us directly to discuss your needs privately to see if and how we can make appropriate and safe accommodations for your trip.