Field Trip Guidelines & FAQ

School Cruise Code of Conduct


Our goal at the Gateway Clipper Fleet is to ensure that everyone has and enjoyable time aboard a school cruise. Misbehavior by any student or school group can affect everyone else on the cruise. With that in mind, the Gateway Clipper Fleet reserves the right to deny future booking to any school group that does not adhere to this Code of Conduct.


Students' Code of Conduct


School field trips are meant to be fun, yet educational, experiences for students and teachers alike. The success of these field trips depends upon the conduct of not only the students, but also the supervision provided by teachers and chaperones while on our cruise. In order to better serve the students, the Gateway Clipper Fleet does our best to keep students of like age groups together on our cruises. However, there is potential for any school cruise to have students of varying ages (elementary up through high school). In order for everyone to get the most out of our educational cruises, the following Code of Conduct must be adhered to at all times.

Expectations of Students


  • The behavioral standards that are expected of students while on school property are the standards that are expected while on the cruise.
  • Students must  follow the directions and instructions of their teachers and chaperones, as well as, the directives of the boat crew at all times.
  • Students must remain in the presence of a teacher or chaperone at all times.
  • Students must conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Students must respect private and public property.
  • Students shall not engage in horseplay, running or any behavior that endangers themselves or others.

Expectations of Teachers & Chaperones


  • The level of student supervision and discipline that is expected of teachers while on school property is the same level that is expected while on the cruise.
  • Teachers and chaperones are jointly responsible for monitoring and maintaining orderly student conduct while on the boat.

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