Frequently Asked Questions
What is a hydrobike?
Hydrobikes have been synonymous with fun & fitness on the water in 74 countries now since our founder invented our pedal powered water bike over 25 years ago. Non polluting, easy to ride, lightweight, safe and stable with 400 lbs flotation, Hydrobikes are enjoyed by everyone from 8-80. They are the choice of US State Parks, Resorts, YMCA, Rental Outlets and more along with thousands worldwide. Proven reliability, low maintenance, and trouble free operation makes Hydrobike Explorer a superior value for your family's enjoyment. The Hydrobike is the ultimate watercraft powered by you. With little effort you can cruise at 5 miles per hour. They are virtually impossible to tip over and they are also GREAT for fishing.
How stable is a hydrobike?
Very stable on the water, the bikes will not tip over even when the rider is standing or sitting on the side-decks. Hydrobikes are very stable on waves and swells. Even better on the calm waters of Key West's waterways.
Is there a weight limit?
Yes, the weight limit is 260 lbs
Can I walk-up and rent a hydrobike?
Yes, but to make sure you will have a hydrobike please go on our booking page and guarantee yourself you have the bike and time you want. These bikes book fast so please plan ahead. All downtown bikes are tours with a certified tour guide. No personal rentals off the beach downtown. Even Quickies you will have a Tour Guide. Downtown is a very active channel. Our personal rentals are a partnership with Barefoot Billy's locations and are based on walkups only. (Marriott Beachside)
Can Children ride the hydrobikes?
Yes, if the child can reach the pedals they can ride. Riders only need a 28 inch inseam. Rider must be able to have full control of the bikes without -ANY- help. Per Coast Guard Regulations.
Is there a age limit on the hydrobikes?
No, children are welcome to ride along with their parents if they cannot reach the pedals. 17 and under must be accompanied by a adult to ride the bikes.
If I can't swim can I still ride a hydrobikes?
Yes, you don't need to swim, but if you can't, we ask you to wear a life vest during the ride.
Do I need to know how to ride a bike?
No, hydrobikes are very stable and easy to ride.
What should I wear and bring?
Dress for the activities you will be doing. If you are swimming or snorkeling dress to get wet. If you just want to ride and sight see wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Bring water or the drinks of your selection, hydration save your vacation. If snorkeling bring your equipment with you. Getting wet is a possibility. Your shoes have the best chance of getting wet, so wear shoes that you don't mind getting salt water on them or wear sandals with heel straps. We recommend sun screen, sun glasses, hat, water proof camera, and a towel if you plan on getting wet.
How close to wildlife will we get?
Hydrobikes are very quite and environmentally safe. You should remain 50 feet away from wildlife and please try not to disturb, chase, or touch the wildlife. Marina life in the Keys are protected by Federal Law.