The ultimate pedal-powered party boat experience is now cruising down the Patchogue River.
Zak Seghrouchni from Long Beach and Amanda Warren from Bohemia were inspired by their own fun experience of being aboard a party boat when they vacationed down in Florida.
The two went on a Paddle Pub, which essentially is a boat, bike and bar all in one. They instantly knew the fun nautical activity belonged on Long Island.
“Long Island has always lacked things to do, in my opinion,” Seghrouchni said. “That’s a problem, and problems are opportunities.”
Mixing pleasure and business comes naturally to the entrepreneurial duo who brought the Pedal Party bike tours to Long Island after being inspired by the “drink, pedal, and party” scene in Savannah, Georgia.
The two go-getters have one shared goal with their new entertainment business: to provide high-quality hospitality on both land and sea.
“I have it running through my genes being around that self-starter mentality, and I love being on the water,” said Warren.
“There’s a level of just sheer welcoming,” Seghrouchni adds. “I think people can feel that, at least that’s our hope when they are here for two hours.”
The party begins at Dublin Deck located at 325 River Ave. and takes guests on a two-hour cruise along the Patchogue river and, if the weather permits, the Great South Bay as well.
Patrons have the option to drink and pedal while enjoying a safe, curated experience with a first mate and party host aboard and a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain.
The 35-foot Paddle Pub boat can fit up to 26 guests, includes 12 high-top seats, a bathroom, and a dance floor to show off your moves with friends.
In addition to dancing, groups can also challenge each other to some party games or belt their hearts out in karaoke on the eco-friendly party vessel.
Guests can feel free to provide their own alcohol and beverages, just no glass and open containers must remain onboard at all times.
“We actually have the greatest, newest [boat] with the largest capacity, party lights, and we are the only one with a dancing area,” said Seghrouchni.
Pre-planned pit-stops are offered at customer discretion to Island View Marina and Harbor Crab where riders can grab a canned or enclosed drink refill to enjoy.
Food can be ordered ahead of time and brought aboard. Pricing fluctuates between $39 and $55 depending on the day of the public tours.
Larger groups have the option to book their private tour, with which they receive an automatic discount of $35 to $40 a person, depending on time and day.
“What we want to do is create and share our version of what that is, and when people come to Paddle Pub, we want them to know that it will be next-level hospitality and next-level service,” Seghrouchni said.
Tours officially began the first week of July and bookings are open on their website, http://www.paddlepub.com/
Check out our previous coverage on greaterpatchogue.com about Paddle Party Long Island’s group biking experience now available in Patchogue.
Top: Paddle Pub partners Zak Seghrouchni (back) and Amanda Warren (front).