Had a GREAT experience with Reuben and Captain Rick at Captain Newport! I highly recommend these guys, they have a variety of boats and are very professional to work with. Had a great time watching whales and dolphins play.
I highly recommend to anyone looking to rent a boat in Newport!
This is a late comment but really wanted to leave a good review for Reuben! My friends and I rented this boat in August 2016 and LOVED it!! It was a total of 8 of us plus we had a captain, and the size of the boat was perfect! It allowed us to hang out all at once and also gave space to have our separate areas to mingle in smaller groups. We rented if for the entire day and thought that was the right amount of time for a us. Our captain was very chill! He joined in on the fun but never crowded us. Would definitely recommend this boat, owner, and captain anytime! We hope to do it again in the future!!
This was our first experience using "Boatbound" and it was great. Reuben quick to respond and easy to work with. He gave us clear directions and helped make our day a pleasant one! The boat was beautiful. It was sparkling clean and all ready for us. We were met at the bridge and escorted to the 260 Sundancer at the Marina. The process was simple. We'd love to rent a boat from Reuben again!
After easy contact with Reuben Pasandi, I arranged for a 1/2 day rental of a Sea Ray Sundancer 27' cruiser out of Newport Beach. Since I'm a relative newbie to boating I requested a sea-going guru to show me the ropes and take me and my wife out on our shakedown cruise. Capt. Rick motored up to our take-off point right on time and after walking me through a pre-flight of the engine and other systems, and a review of safety procedures, gave me the helm while keeping a watchful eye on our exiting the harbor. And once we hit the open seas it was nothing but outstanding as we opened her up and headed south to Laguna, with a few check maneuvers on the way. I'm looking forward to my solo flight in the near future. Thanks guys.
I looked at at many rental sites before renting from Reuben.He is the man! He made boating without the hassles!We booked a 4 person trip for 8 hours and we had a blast! The weather was absolutely perfect when we went so that was a nice bonusI We rented his (Sun Dancer 260) to celebrate life and had some special guests with me on this day. It was such an amazing experience being able to sail out into seas and enjoy the beauty of nature. The yacht was perfect for the amount of people I invited and they all had the time of their life as well. We took so many pictures to capture the new memories I will treasure forever. Thanks to, Rueben, owner of the yacht, who assisted us before our way out to seas. This was the first time I rented a yacht like this one, but definitely not the last. We'll have to do this more often. Thanks again! Master Leonard Wayne PhD--
We rent the boat from Reuben. You can not ask for a better host. The boat was very clean and worked perfect. This is a very rare case where the picture actually shows the reality. So, yes, what you see in the pictures is what you will get.
Reuben took the time to explain us everything regarding the boat and where should we go.
We had an amazing experience and for sure we will come back to rent from him.
Thank you Reuben.
I have to say my experience with Reuben, the boat, and the friendly captain Chris who chartered the the boat were all excellent. I would highly recomend Reuben and any of his boats or boat drivers. The boat was in mint condition, and the driver couldn't have been a friendlier guy. Reuben was also there to greet me and my friends, and to make sure everything was to my liking before we went out into the water. I will be using his services again!!
Just rented for a bday party 7/12/2015. Rarely write reviews, but I had too on this occasion. Renting a boat has never been so easy. Ariel and his team did an excellent job. The boat was flawless. It has an amazing sound system, really upgraded exterior/interior, and super easy to navigate. There boat was ready to go the minute I got there. Great for an ocean cruise or just parking in the middle of the bay and relaxing. Ariel and his crew went above and beyond with service. I swear it was easier than renting a car. Thank guys, will be booking again soon.
Ariel was great at communicating and the boat is beautiful. But at $715 plus gas for the day at $120 and captain charging $280 for 7 hours, it is well over a grand when all is said and done.
The captain had very little knowledge of the boat and there were a few minor issues but overall it was relatively smooth.
Expected more for the price we were paying, but can't complain too much because it was a busy holiday (4th of July).
GREAT BOAT TO RENT!!!!
Ariel was super friendly and extremely accommodating to my friends and I. We wanted to rent the boat for 10 hours and get an early start. Ariel said no problem and was waiting bright and early at the beautiful boat, He even helped us load our stuff on-board. The Boat was clean, almost too clean as we joked about not wanting to get it dirty. The cabin was comfortable and provided all of us a place to get out of the sun and rest. The boat operated perfectly and handled the crossing to Catalina with no issues. Ocean conditions were not "ideal", a bit windy and the swell was on the larger side, but the boat cut through and easily held 20 knots.
I would definitely recommend renting this boat to anyone and plan on renting it myself again.
Thanks Ariel!!! I will be back.