Who Is Great American Charters?
Great American Charters is a group and event management company. We are one of the nation’s leaders in ground transportation. We service the continental United States as well as Canada. Our reservation specialists and our on call dispatch service is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to make sure your experience with us is a smooth as possible.
Why Choose Great American Charters?
Great American Charters is the nation’s top provider in ground transportation. Our highly experienced staff will help you plan, confirm, and complete your reservation. All our representatives are trained on the Department of Transportation’s safety rules and regulations. All of our satisfied customers will tell you, whether it be your sales agent, your dedicated project manager or our 24 hour dispatch department, someone is always available to answer any of your questions or concerns.
What Kind of vehicles does Great American Charters Offer?
We have a wide variety of vehicles to accommodate any type of trip. We offer Coach Buses, Mini Buses, Sprinter Vans, School buses, Party Buses as well as Entertainer Coaches. We can provide transportation for groups as small as 10 up to our largest coach buses which can fit up to 57 passengers. Please check our Fleet page to see all of our vehicles.
What About Safety?
All our representatives are highly trained in The Department of Transportation’s Rules and Regulations. We take charter bus safety very seriously. All our drivers are professionals and are required to participate in ongoing driver training and certification exams. Additionally, our full-time safety director works to ensure that Great American Charters drivers comply with all federal charter bus regulations. In fact, our drivers take considerable pride in regularly exceeding those regulations.
What Are Your Rates and how do I pay?
Our rates vary by time of the year, location, distance as well as availability. Please get your free quote or give us a call at 1-800-298-8895. We accept all form as payment such as Credit Card, Check, or Wire transfer.
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One of the big things that you need to consider is the length of the trip. Many people think that this only determines whether or not you need a restroom on the bus. That is not true. Plenty of people book smaller buses, like our mini-buses, for long trips and simply schedule restroom breaks as part of the trip. However, the longer the trip, the more important it is for the accommodations to be comfortable. While a school bus might be perfect for a trip of under 150 miles (about 3 hours), it is not the right fit for a longer trip. Likewise, picking one of the luxury motor coaches to shuttle people from one nearby destination to another would not be the best choice.
If you are a fan of luxury, you may like the idea of multiple limousines. In fact, if you are a person of a certain age, then you know that multiple limousines were the standard in large-group transportation for a number of years, if a group needed transportation that went beyond a standard school bus. We are not going to say that was a bad thing; anyone who has ridden in a well-maintained limo with a great driver knows that it is an amazing experience. However, there are downsides to it. With multiple vehicles, you greatly increase the risk that your group will become separated or that someone will be left behind, because people in one group assume they are in another vehicle. In fact, one of the reasons that people love the idea of chartering a bus is knowing that they can keep the group together. This not only helps you ensure that everyone ends up where they are supposed to be on time, but also helps keep a party atmosphere going, even while you are in transit.
What has some people worried about making that transition from a limo to a charter bus is that they fear it will come with a decline in quality. Limo drivers are known for their attention to customer service and detail. At Great American Charter Buses, we love that in a driver, and we keep that in mind when selecting our drivers. It is not enough for a driver to be safe, reliable, and knowledgeable about the local area; we expect our drivers to go the extra mile and provide five-star customer service on every trip and with every customer. By emphasizing customer service, we ensure that our customers get limo-level service, whether they are renting a budget-friendly school bus or the top-of-the-line entertainment coach.
Picking your vehicle can be a challenge. We urge you to contact us at 800-298-8895 and discuss your needs with one of our dispatchers. They will ask the right questions to help you figure out the transportation option that is right for your group. Some of the factors they will ask you to consider are the size of your group, the length of the trip, the level of luxury you want in the accommodations, whether you need an on-board restroom, and whether your group wants a party bus or simply transportation. All of these questions can help ensure that you get the right vehicle for your group.
Looking for a combination of luxury and style, but with basic transportation needs? Then one of our sprinter vans might be right for you. Sprinter vans are luxuriously appointed and can feature a wide variety of amenities, but fit groups larger than those that fit in a standard limo. In addition, they more leg room for passengers, which can be really appealing if you are taking larger groups.
If you want a basic transportation option for a larger group, you may want to consider a large passenger van. If you are not sure what a passenger van looks like, think about a typical daycare van. These vans are capable of carrying smaller-sized groups comfortably from place to place, but lack the type of luxury you might want for longer trips.
Looking for real luxury? Consider a party bus. We offer a wide variety of party buses to accommodate parties of different sizes. What makes a party bus different from a regular bus? From the exterior, our party buses look very similar to other buses. However, the interior is substantially different. They are outfitted like a miniature nightclub on wheels. Expect a state-of-the-art entertainment system, wet bar, great lighting, leather seats, and sunroofs/moonroofs so that you can travel in style. Roll from bar-to-bar in a party bus pub crawl or choose a party bus to be your designated driver for a variety of different party types. You can relax and let the driver handle everything, while you keep the party rolling. Depending on the laws in your state, you may be able to drink, dance, and party just like you are in a club, while getting from destination to destination.
If you are looking for transportation that is better suited to a large group, then you want to look at a bigger bus. We have school buses. Depending on when and where you grew up, your feelings about school buses may be very positive or very negative. However, if you are looking for an affordable, reliable way to move large groups relatively small distances, school buses are going to be a great bet. They are popular with private schools, church youth groups, and sports teams heading to sporting events.
Tailgating? We actually have a couple of different options that our sports fan customers love for tailgating- the deluxe motor coach and the entertainer coach. While both of these vehicles offer luxury-style transportation and accommodations, they are aimed at different groups of people. Motor coaches are designed to move large groups of people in comfort and style. They have reclining captain-style chairs, individualized climate control, private restrooms, overhead storage, underbody storage, and an onboard entertainment system. They are really popular with alumni groups traveling from their city to a football game or other alumni event. In fact, with the private storage and personalized climate control, they are optional for groups that might contain strangers. In contrast, the equally luxurious entertainer coaches are designed for groups that know each other well. They are very similar to well-appointed campers, with bunks that can sleep up to 12, a shower, restrooms, and even an on-board kitchen. They are great for longer trips that are going to include overnight travel.
Of course, we have bus options that can meet other needs. Sprinter buses and shuttle buses that can move relatively large groups of people from place-to-place and mini-buses to keep groups moving are wonderful options to consider if you need to move large groups of people, but they might not all want to travel at the same time. Event coordinators and other large group planners often choose this type of bus.
Call Great American Charter at 800-298-8895 to speak to one of our representatives. They can schedule a charter, answer any questions you may have about our fleet, and let you know about any specials or special services available in your area. We are committed to excellent customer service and look forward to the opportunity to show you why we are the best large group transportation option available in the United States and Canada.