Frequently Asked Questions

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There are several public parking lots in downtown Steamboat Springs and certain streets have 8 hour parking.  Be sure to look at parking signs and allow for at least 4 hour parking (to allow for a leisurely walk and perhaps some shopping on the way back to your car after the tour).
Parking can be a challenge during busy times of the year.  Please arrive with plenty of time to find parking and walk to our first tasting location (or ride the free Bus into town, there are 11 stops downtown along Lincoln Ave. The last bus ride in the summer is at 10:45 pm if you want to stay downtown into the night!)
Public Lots: *8th and Oak St, & *7th and Yampa St (both one block from the start of the tour), *10th and Lincoln (directly across from our last tasting location), & *Yampa and 9th street.   There is additional ‘weekend friendly’ parking found behind the Courthouse on Oak and 5th Street & Oak and 3rd behind the Wells Fargo Bank, or across the river at the Rodeo Grounds.  Keep in mind, everything is within walking distance in downtown Steamboat Springs!

***There is no overnight parking anywhere downtown in the winter and limited in the summer, because of special events.

***Please ride the Free Bus or take a Lodging Shuttle downtown for the Happy Hour Tour as you will be drinking alcohol at every stop!  🙂

Children are welcome to attend our daytime Bite of the Boat tour.  The tour lasts 3 hours and we will be standing, walking and talking for a lot of the tour. Some children may enjoy the food tastings and information shared by our engaging guide, others may not.  Parents know their own children best & should decide if this tour is appropriate for their children.  The evening Sip and Savor Happy Hour tour is available to adults over 21 years of age only.

Please be sure and let us know if you or anyone in your group has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, food allergy, gluten free etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs on the daytime Bite of the Boat Tour.  Unfortunately on the Happy Hour Tour it is not possible to accommodate Gluten Free diets at many of our restaurants; Vegetarian diet is easy to accommodate.  Please let us know at time of purchase.

Yes.  To ensure you are able to get the date and number of tickets you want please book early. Also, make sure to take the tour at the beginning of your stay so you have time to go back to your favorite restaurants and enjoy a full delicious meal.  please call or go online to order tickets.  You must purchase tickets by 8 am the day of the tour, at the very latest.

Our tours offer enough food for most guests to be comfortably full at the end of the tour.

Sample Colorado beer and specialty cocktails at some of our tasting locations on the daytime tour.  Sample specialty cocktails, local craft beer and a tasty shot on the Happy Hour evening tour.  There will be a drink at every location on the evening tour.

Please bring your appetite and a bottle of water (we will have water at most of our stops, but you may need water as we walk between tasting locations).

Your e-ticket (electronic or paper form), a photo ID for tour guests wanting to participate in the drink tastings.

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes as this is a walking tour and your comfort is very important to us.   It’s always a good idea to dress in layers when you are in the mountains where temperatures can go from warm to cool suddenly.  In the spring/summer a rain jacket or poncho is always a good idea, as weather can change dramatically in a short time.  In the winter months a warm coat, boots, hat and gloves will make our outside time much more enjoyable.  And lastly, Sunscreen and sunglasses.

You will also want your camera to photograph your fun day, the delicious food and the beautiful scenery.

And lastly, a gratuity for your tour guide if you’ve been treated to a wonderful time.

 

We do not provide a waiting list at this time.

If a date and time is sold out, there is always a chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please email us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.

Gratuities are always appreciated, though not mandatory and not included in your ticket price. If you had a great time our tour guides gratefully accept gratuities.  The standard gratuity in the service industry is 18%-20%.

Restaurant staff gratuity is included in your tour ticket price.

Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside all of the establishments on the tour.  However, we advise you to check the weather conditions on the day of your tour and dress appropriately.  The weather can change rapidly in the mountains, no matter what season it is.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are non- refundable.

All locations on the daytime Bite of the Boat Tour are wheelchair accessible.  One location on the Sip and Savor Evening Happy Hour tour is not wheelchair accessible, the other three locations are wheelchair accessible.

At this time, we do not offer tours in any other languages.

Absolutely! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (ex: family reunions, birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate groups).


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