Our Crew


About Shore Thing Tiki Cruises

Cruise with the Lifelong Locals!

Shore Thing Tiki Cruises is locally owned and operated on Anna Maria Island. Our home grown crew knows the local waters and the best spots to cruise aboard our custom floating tiki lounge.

Our Crew

Captain Frank Galati is a U.S. Coast Guard certified captain who holds a 50 ton Masters license. He grew up on Anna Maria Island and has called this area home for over 40 years. Much of that time has been spent on these waters. Captain Frank’s charismatic and lovable personality ensures you’ll have a great time and will keep you coming back for more!

Assisting Captain Frank is First Mate Rick. Rick has also lived in the area for most of his life. Frank and Rick have been friends for over 30 years and, with the launch of Shore Thing Tiki Cruises, have made their dream a reality. Let them share their passion for the sea, good times, and friends with you and yours!

Crew subject to change due to scheduling conflicts.

Our Boat: Career Pivot

Welcome aboard Career Pivot, a custom built, one of a kind, floating tiki bar and lounge. It's 30 foot deck has the capacity to hold up to 17 guests and is equipped with the latest amenities. With a relaxed environment and everything you need to have a great time, it’s sure to be the best time you and your friends will have on the water!

Career Pivot Is fully equipped with all of the following, and more:

  • Onboard bathroom
  • Bluetooth compatible 600 watt audio system that allows you to control the music
  • USB charging ports to keep all your electronics fully charged
  • BYOB - food, beverages and alcohol
  • Capacity for 17 people
  • Comfortable furniture - no bus seating like some boats

Fun-Filled Tiki Cruises for Locals & Out-of-Towners

Whether you’re hosting an event or just want to relax and get away from it all, Shore Thing Tiki Cruises has you covered. We love helping you make your day special, whether you’re a bachelor or bachelorette, a birthday boy or girl, the best boss in town, or are celebrating an anniversary. We host adults on booze cruises, with stops at our local tiki bar, and all-ages cruises around the local islands and sandbars. Custom cruises and full boat reservations are available as well!

Visit our events page to learn more, or contact us online to make a reservation.

Our Cruises Let Your Worries Float Away

Whether you want to unwind and getaway or let your hair down and party, our cruises are sure to please.

Experience Aloha

The Shore Thing for Your Next Party!
  • Accommodates up to 17 friends & family members, and has a bathroom on board for your convenience.
  • Customized cruise packages for your enjoyment
  • Locally owned, family operated, friendly crew
  • The ultimate tiki experience for locals and tourists
Cruise Like a Local, Party Like You're On Vacation! Escape from the Everyday with Shore Thing Tiki Cruises