FREQUENTLY ASKED CALI PARTY BUS QUESTIONS
Specials & Discounts | Payment Information | Alcohol & Food Policy | Minors | Tipping the Driver
Q: What specials or discounts do you offer?
A: Specials change month to month so please call our reservationist for more information and details We do offer significantly lower rates on our Sun-Thursday reservations so please give us a call if you are planning a trip during the week!
Q: Can we drink alcohol on the bus?
A: Yes, alcohol is permitted on the vehicle long as EVERYONE on the bus is at least 21 years old. If there is a mixed group of both 21+ and under 21 on board, alcohol is NOT permitted.
Q: Do you supply us with alcohol?
A: No. It is strictly BYOB. You are welcome to bring whatever beverages you would like onto the bus.
Q: Can we have a keg on board?
A: Yes. However, from experience, we have found that kegs and drinking out of plastic cups often result in excess mess and may require a clean up fee. If you keep it clean we do not mind:)
Q: Can we smoke on the bus?
A: No. Smoking is strictly prohibited on all party buses and will be subject to a fine.
Q: Can we bring food on board?
A: Yes. You are welcome to bring any food you would like. However, as with kegs we have found that eating on the bus can get very messy and may require an additional clean up fee.
Q: Is there a minimum number of hours for the bus rental?
A: Yes. There is a minimum of 4 hours. Certain events have other minimum requirements.
Q: At what point in time does my reservation begin and end?
A: Your reservation starts at your scheduled pickup time. This means, unlike other companies, we do not charge for travel time. Your trip ends once the last patron exits the bus.
Q: Do you guarantee entry to nightclubs?
A: We have strategic relationship with many nightclubs in San Diego, however we the nightclub has FINAL SAY on who they let in and who has to pay cover or may not be admitted at all. Generally speaking if you follow the guidelines we give you everything will go smooth. However we DO NOT GIVE REFUNDS for any individuals or groups who are refused entry to clubs.
Q: Is there an additional charge for trips outside of San Diego?
A: Sometimes. We have a 25 mile radius around San Diego where there is no fuel charge. Anything outside of the 25 mile radius, there may be an additional charge depending on a few different factors: How many hours the bus is rented for, what day of the week the bus is being rented and a few othersâ€¦. Typically the travel charge is an additional $1-2/mile from our location. Please call for details.
Q: For events were minors are present, does there need to be a guardian on board?
A: No. However, we do record a parent signature at the time of pick up, and a signature from each minor agreeing to our â€œMinor and Alcohol Agreement. You may ask for a “host” supplied by Cali Party Bus for an additional $25/hr. This host will be a trustworthy employee of the company that can act as a liaison between the kids and the driver and assist with supervision and questions regarding features of the bus.
Q: What is the deposit to rent the bus?
A: We do not collect a deposit for the party bus. However a valid credit card must be provided at the time of booking in order to reserve the bus and lock it in for your event.
The card is not charged, only authorized for $250 for regular events and $500 for certain events to ensure that there are funds available in case of cancellation or damages. (Please see terms and conditions for damage fees).
Q: What is an appropriate tip for the driver?
A: Gratuity should always be paid in cash directly to the driver at the time of pick up or at the end of your trip. A Gratuity of 10-20% is strongly encouraged for ALL trips, unless a pre-determined gratuity has been determined with your sales agent and included in your total balance.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We accept all major credit cards, (All c.c transactions do require a 3% service charge), a cashies check made out to ToKo Events LLC, or cash. You may also split the payment if you would like and pay part cash, part credit card. We DO NOT accept personal checks