It’s Tiki Boat Time

Captain Michael Cohen's BYOB boat can hold up to six passengers for a floating party on Point Judith Pond.

Captain Michael Cohen is taking tiki to another level this summer on Point Judith Pond. He’s launched a BYOB floating tiki bar that can hold up to six passengers for get-togethers on the water. As the owner of Cap’n Mike’s Tiki Fleet, Cohen provides the mixers for strawberry daiquiris, margaritas, pina coladas and bloody Marys, and the passengers bring their own alcohol and food along for the ride. “People can plan birthdays, corporate events, whatever they want to celebrate,” says Cohen.


Courtesy of Michael Cohen/Cap’n Mike’s Tiki Fleet.

“There are plenty of reasons to go out on the water at a beautiful locale.” Cohen got the idea for the tiki cruises after launching a refreshments boat on Point Judith Pond that serves hot dogs, Hawaiian shaved ice, ice cream bars, root beer floats and milkshakes (no alcohol). “The boat was a great success last summer and everyone asked if I had alcoholic beverages, but there’s no such liquor license for that,” he says. “So I took these two ideas and came up with a BYOB cruise boat and got my Coast Guard captain’s license so I can take passengers for hire on the boat.” He’s running both operations throughout the summer, so look for him on the pond. The BYOB tiki cruises are about two-and-a-half to three hours long, and can be scheduled for morning, afternoon or sunset cruises. Go to or call 326-BOAT for booking rules and reservations.