Speed Boat on The Potomac

Arlington, VA, United States 4.3/5 stars 22 reviews


Captain Optional
Up to 7

The Boat

Model: Tahoe by Tracker Marine Tahoe Q5L
Type: Power
Year: 2000
Length: 19 ft.
Passenger Capacity: Up to 7
Fuel Capacity: 22
Horsepower: 275


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Boat Rules

No shoes please, the seats have recently been reupholstered! No pets or drinks that can stain the seats. There are two built in coolers on the boat so all you need to bring are your drinks and ice. Renters must present proof of boat & safety certification or captain’s license, boating experience is a must. Fuel is renters responsibility & paid at end of rental. There is no extra charge to cancel or reschedule.


Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 5 days from trip start and 50% refund for cancellations within 2-5 days from trip start. Cancellations within 2 days of trip start date are non-refundable.
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Meet Samer

Aboard since 2017
Response Rate
< 12 hours
Response Time


4.3/5 stars
  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 08th

    Samar’s boat was great! Check out was easy. Would rent again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 28th

    Samer was a great captain! He was communicative, easy-going, and took us to all the best spots (swimming, rope swings, seeing the planes by Gravelly Point, monument tour, and Georgetown). I highly recommend him for your next boating adventure and will be renting from him again!

  • 1/5 stars (1/5)
    Jul. 04th

    Samer is a scammer. His boat is not properly registered--there are two different sets of registration numbers on his boat. There is no registration card on-board. Samer showed up 1.5 hours late for our appointment; the tank was half empty. We were 2 hours late getting on the water and no refund for lost time. The boat isn't seaworthy. All dials spin around. The blower doesn't work; the speedometer and trim gauge don't work. The throttle, which he says is new, has to be muscled to engage. When running, it will suddenly take off at high speed even though you're not touching the throttle. The engine miss-fires and the boat lurches when running. The swim ladder is broken and jagged metal is exposed. We couldn't find the aft light. Samer takes no responsibility and blames everything on operator error. Stay away from this guy, he's out to make money off his unsafe boat. I had to pick one star to submit my review; I give Samer no stars.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 22nd

    We rented from Samer 6-22-19 same day every thing went soomth no problem will be a repeat customer.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 15th

    Samer was an amazing captain! He was kind, accommodating, and easy-going. We had an incredible time on the boat and it was super fun tubing with some speed! Thank you again, Samer, for making our friend's birthday so special and being the best addition to our crew :-)

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 26th

    Great customer service, very responsive. Took the time to show us around the boat, helped us fill up on gas too. Great experience! Would rent again from Samer!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 26th

    We had such an amazing time on the Potomac with Samer. He was really easy going and the whole day felt like we were on our own boat. Will definitely do it again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 05th

    Boat ride was great. Everything worked as should. Will definitly do again

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 20th

    Samer was extremely responsive and accommodating. When we arrived at the marina, the boat was in very good shape and ready to go. My daughter and I had a great time on the river, cruising around the Georgetown waterfront and the Wharf, and checking out Nats Park from the Anacostia. We made it down to Mt. Vernon to see George Washington's house from the river, and enjoyed some of the more open water down south (the boat is pretty fast!). When we returned, Samer happened to be at the fuel station and even helped us refil the boat. We will gladly rent through Samer again. As for some of the negative feedback, it is true that the gas gauge did not work, but Samer was upfront about it and we had absolutely no problem during our 4 hour cruise. The steering wheel worked perfectly fine. The boat was very dry and clean. And Samer was as polite and friendly as could be. We were very happy with our experience.

  • 1/5 stars (1/5)
    Jul. 03rd

    I don't believe this boat should be rented. The day began with a dock maintenance person pumping out the boat because the hull was full of water. Every storage area had water in it, so no dry areas for bags, food, and towels. The dash compartments that are meant to store valuables had the doors broken or missing entirely. We then went to fill up gas, we discovered the gas gauge is broken, which the owner was aware of yet did not mention. Since we had no gas gauge we ran out of gas and were dead in the water for about 90 mins. Parked the boat only to be contacted and told that the prop was bent. When we arrived the motor would not lift out for a pre-inspection, which we shrugged off. The boat ran the entire day with that bent prop and somehow it was a problem we needed to pay for after we parked it. I would avoid this boat, its on its last leg.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 05th

    Samer was fun, accommodating and resourceful. We had a great time and really appreciate being able to go tubing with him, which our teens loved!!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 05th

    Samer was great and easy to deal with. The Tahoe was having some mechanical problems so he switched us to his other boat. We had a great day on the river. Highly recommend working with Samer.

  • 1/5 stars (1/5)
    Jul. 28th

    The boat steering wheel is not good and didn’t enjoy the sailing. We had it for 1 hour and it was so hard to turn the boat to go certain way because the steering wheel is not working properly

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 26th

    Samer was great. He accommodated us on very short notice and we had a wonderful afternoon cruising the Potomac. We will definitely be renting from him again.

  • 1/5 stars (1/5)
    Jun. 07th

    I had a TERRIBLE experience renting from Samer. I have rented several times with boatsetter and always had amazing experiences. Samer, at first, was kind and communicative, but that changed quickly. It seems to me like he had a plan to scam me from the beginning. He charged me an extra $175 to "power wash" his boat without ever explaining why. I had been forthcoming with him about not not having been able to refuel after my ride, and that I would be happy to pay him for it. Maybe, that is what opened pandora's box of him wanting to rip me off. I wish I had known this was a possibility prior to renting, so at least I knew I was consciously taking the risk. Should you chose to rent with Samer, make sure to take pictures of the entire boat once you park it so he can't try to falsely accuse you and charge you unfairly.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 15th

    Great afternoon on the Potomac! I rented Samer's vessel for a half-day and it was just as advertised and ready-to-go upon our arrival.
    Samer is very attentive and responsive which made the whole day that much more enjoyable. I look forward to renting from him again - thanks Samer!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 06th

    Samer took my kids and their friends out on the water for a fun filled day. He was an excellent captain and the kids had the best day of their visit to Washington, DC. I will definitely call on this captain again. Tubing was a blast and they laughed and enjoyed the day immensely . Thank you Samer for the great experience for them

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 18th

    Great Guy! Very accommodating!

    Fun little older boat with everything you need for fun in the sun!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 17th

    My family enjoyed our day on Samer’s boat, he was a pleasure to coordinate with!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 05th

    I rented Samer's boat for a half a day on the water. It was real fun. Samer was very friendly, flexible and very accommodating. His boat was fast and fun. I would definitely recommend him.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 07th

    Working with Samer was easy and convenient. I rented his boat to surprise my wife for her birthday with a day on the river. The Saturday I had reserved ended up having a forecast of April snow and talking with Samer he was fine with me changing the day I had reserved. Communication was great and the marina was really easy to get to from DC, park and get right out onto the river. His one rule is to not wear shoes in the boat so if it is a cooler day in early spring or late fall make sure you wear good socks. Thanks for a great day Samer!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 14th

    My friends and I rented this boat for the day and had an amazing time. Sam was very accommodating, pleasant, and cooperative, despite a few minor hiccups. If you are looking for a fun time, you should definitely check out Sam’s boat!

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