Chartering on Lake Norman
When you come aboard the Carolina Tiki we always try our best to make your day as memorable as possible. Being a family owned business is a large part of our business model and we strive to give all of our guests the same treatment that we would our own family. Every charter on our 41 foot pontoon boat comes with a U.S. Coast Guard licensed master captain and a first mate who will make sure you can sit back, relax and a have a stress free day on the water. Whether you want to take your kids out for an awesome day full of water sports and sun, invite some old friends out for a day full of drinking or watch the horizon as the sun starts to disappear over the beautiful Lake Norman water our captained charters will be able to accommodate you.
Our 41 foot pontoon boat has had a lot of experience on the Lake Norman waters. The Carolina Tiki was originally the old dinner boat from a restaurant on the shoreline of Lake Norman called the Blue Parrot. After sitting unused for almost two decades, we purchased the vessel and got to work resurrecting the old dinosaur to be able to do charters on Lake Norman. After almost a year in the making, we had completely tore down and rebuilt the boat to accommodate groups looking to enjoy a more relaxed vibe on the water.
Our charters consist of 4, 6 and 8 hour time slots, which allows you to really make the most out of your time on the boat. Whether you're a local in the area just looking for something to do for the day, celebrating a birthday or throwing a bachelorette party, our captain and first mate will go above and beyond to give you the best day possible and make the charter tailored to you and your group.
To book your perfect lake day on a captained charter aboard our 41 ft pontoon, click the book now button and choose the day and time you would like to go out. If you have any questions, feel free to click the contact button and leave us a message or give us a call at 702-706-8454. If you are looking for a ride to and from the marina, contact Prestige Worldwide Limo service by clicking the car!
If you are looking for an amazing place to stay while in the Lake Norman Area go check out Stay Lake Normans website by clicking the house. They are a great local company who shares a lot of the same values as us! They will always be willing to help you with any questions you have and make your stay at Lake Norman as seamless as possible!
Corn hole boards to set up on deck
Putterball putting green
Garbage can and recycling bin for aluminium
Necessary life jackets (if you have small children we recommend bringing their personal life jacket so they're more comfortable)
Inflatable island (due to size and set up/break down time this is only for 8 hour charters)
Dock side pick up (for an extra price)
USCG Licensed captain
Cooler stocked with a case of bottled water and a bag of ice
All fuel used during the charter
Private bathroom with toilet and sink
Blackstone skillet with propane fuel
Bluetooth stereo system to connect your own device
Foldable table to be used for beer pong, flip-cup or extra space for food
What's not Included?
Drinks besides a case of water bottles
Tips for the captain and mate
Raved about by locals and tourists alike!
Our family had an amazing day on the lake with Captain Chris and Austin. From the start, the service was amazing with them helping us get our items down the dock and onto the boat. The boat is so clean and nice! Chris and Austin were so good with both the adults (tossing us fresh drinks when we were in the water) and the 4 kids under 5 that we had (from getting out fun water toys to swinging a little one to sleep in a hammock). They grilled our burgers and hotdogs we brought for lunch… even toasted our buns! We already plan to be return customers, and I cannot say anything but good things about the boat and crew! Thanks again for a memorable family day!
We had a group of ladies on a Workcation trip in the Lake Norman, Denver area this past week! We wanted to do something on the water and thought that a sunset cruise would be the perfect thing!
I reached out to Carolina Tiki and they were so accommodating and easy to communicate with. The captain picked us up on our house dock and off we went! They provided everything that we could have needed. The captains were so sweet and explained everything we could possibly need to know. There is even a bathroom on the boat!
This was such an amazing experience! Like a party on a boat with an incredible sunset! Highly highly recommend!
A++ experience! Chris & Austin do a perfect job of making sure you’re having an absolute blast, while at the same time being extra safe. The boat has everything you need: a grill, coolers, tons of floats for the water & ocean toys, an aux cord, plus more. Chris & Austin will always make sure your drink & stomach is full, engage in the party with y’all, or just sit back and let y’all enjoy. Cant wait to get back on asap!
Meet the team
Meet the people who make your charter on Lake Norman effortless. Our team is one of the most important parts of our business and they're the ones who truly make Carolina Tiki what it is. Being a family owned and operated business means that most of these people are the ones who are closest to us. We can't wait to meet you and make your charter on gorgeous Lake Norman something to remember.
Chris is an extremely knowledgeable USCG certified captain who served our military as an avionics tech in the air force when he was younger. After he completed his time in the military he started to work as an air traffic control officer all throughout the country. Eventually he settled in Charlotte and became the manager of the entire air traffic control tower at the Charlotte Douglas airport. After retiring at the air traffic control tower, he decided to do the Great American Loop with his wife Angela and their son Sebastian. Chris is always looking for an adventure and can not wait to greet all the guests who get on board for their charter. If you ever have any question or need anything Chris will not hesitate to help.
Austin is a full time student at UNCC studying business finance. Austin has a few roles on the Carolina Tiki, whether that be as a first mate, a captain or managing the social media accounts, he can do it all. When Carolina Tiki first started, Austin, and his father Jason were the ones who got to work remodeling. Once the boat was ready for captained charters he started as a first mate, doing charters with captain Chris or Jason. During the winter of 2022 he got his USCG Master captains license and has been captaining more and more charters. Austin will always greet guests with open arms and will not hesitate to help with anything you may need.
Jason and his wife Lisa founded the Carolina Tiki and have grown it into what it is today. After purchasing the boat and remodeling it, Jason was the first master captain to take groups out on charters aboard the Carolina Tiki with his son, Austin as the first mate. Jason also owns and operates his own construction business called Kraft Construction as the general contractor. With this being said, Jason has taken a step back from captaining due to his trust in Austin and Chris and to focus more on Kraft Construction. However if you call over the phone Jason may be the one to answer and take care of all of your questions and needs.
Lisa is part owner along with her husband Jason and handles all of our in house operations. This includes the booking process, sending emails and answering phone calls. Lisa also works as a 1st grade teacher at J.V. Washam, a school in the Lake Norman area. If you ever have any questions about how to book or anything specific before your charter Lisa will always be more than happy to help.
Charlee is our first mate in training. She's in first grade right now at J.V. Washam and loves puppies. She is always practicing how to drive the boat with the supervision of her brother, Austin and she gets better every time. Be on the lookout because Charlee may be on a charter with you soon!
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