We charge a BYO fee (sometimes referred to as a corkage fee) for a number of reasons.
- As we are fully licenced so we need to have RSA qualified staff aboard to still control the alcohol consumption, even if the trip is done on a BYO basis (All your drinks may be required to be kept behind the bar and served by our staff if we feel that is warranted). The BYO fee go partly towards this cost.
- The BYO fee also covers part of the costs of cleaning up and the disposal of empty bottles and boxes.
- And finally, as we are as mentioned, we are fully licenced. The BYO fee goes a small way toward ensuring we can indeed cover our annual liquor licence fees, even if not actually selling the drinks directly.