After you reserve here online you will have my direct number to call with any questions. You still can cancel at any time up to one day in advance.
1. You must have a boater safety card to operate a boat in Hawaii. If you don't have one I can take you out for the same price. No extra fee for that. I know where to see all the local wildlife on any given day. I can also guide fishing for the same price.
2. Flip-up back seats to comfortably seat 7 effortlessly with pads upfront to seat another 3 or 4 guests.
3. Included snorkel gear, rain gear.
4. Emergency GPS locator to call in the coast card from anywhere in the world, in case of a life-threatening emergency.
5. Child and infant life jackets are available. Just let me know how many you need. Anyone below age 16 has to have a wearable on when the boat is in motion.
Find your own slice of heaven with this beautiful boat. Explore all the west side of Oahu on your own. Compare the cost of whale/dolphin/snorkeling tours when taking out 5 or 6 people and you will see this boat is worth it. Plus you get to set your own destination and go where you want. This boat is an Everglades boat which is best in class, with 300 HP Yamaha engine, which is the maximum power this boat is rated for. It can handle 10 people easily. 12 is the maximum its rated for by the coast guard.
Most the time we just meet at the marina at 9 am and I go pick the boat 8 hours later when they return it. I've had them say. "It's just like a car rental." Which is true. I walk you through the boat's systems and find out what experience you already have. I show you the electronics and GPS so you know how to get back. (its pretty easy, even without gps, because of the mountains all around. There's a lot of landmarks.) If needed I will take you out on a short trip to teach you how to handle the boat.
There's no additional fees or charges on my side. Boatbound does charge some insurance and booking fees but those are all included when you book. The boat comes full of fuel so you only pay for what you use. I only charge you the pump price. And prove it with a receipt. No extra fees.
The marina we meet at is 30 miles from downtown Honolulu. It's totally worth it as you drive right at the base of the mountains that come down to the sea. Give yourself about 35 minutes without traffic. This is the dry and calm side of the island. Its totally laid back here and your biggest surprise will be how nice everyone is.
I can point you in the right direction or guide you to fishing or sightseeing hotspots for the full day if you don't have a boater's certificate. Just book it without a captain but let me know you want a guide. That includes the use of all fishing /snorkel gear as well as the guiding fee.
This area has lots of Dolphins and whales as well as amazing snorkeling. (see photos)
This boat comes with a mounted GPS that will show shallow water so you will be safer navigating.
Fisherman can use my waypoints to target all sorts of fish species.
It's got a 50-gallon Livewell , plus a super reliable 300 HP Yamaha 2016 4 stroke motor that never fails. It's got an 80-gallon tank of gas and with two people it gets 3 miles per gallon at 35 mph. Top speed is 45 mph at 1.9 mpg.
Make your reservation today and enjoy a first-class slice of boating heaven. After you reserve here online you will have my direct number to call with any questions. You still can cancel at any time up to one day in advance. I also cancel for weather situations.
I was going to take the boat out solo but Nick offered to guide us. I am so glad we took him up on his offer. I cannot say enough about his ability to find fish. He worked so very hard to put me and my son onto good fish. He has top of the line equipment and plenty of it. This was the very best guided fishing trip I've been on.
Nick was awesome. Great contact from the start. Very helpful, offered many things for our day like snorkeling equipment. The boat was in excellent condition and handled extremely well. Nick ran down all of the features and instructions which made us feel at ease to enjoy our day. Nick also recommended places to snorkel and we say tons of fish and reefs. The highlight was a school of dolphins!!!!
We chartered the boat on a Sunday with three people to explore Biscayne Bay, Nelson met us at Homestead with the boat in tow, upon inspection, the boat was in great shape and well-maintained, after a quick check-in and instructions, we were on our way. The boat was top quality and the motor was a brand-new Yamaha 300 hp monster, a power pole, and a swim platform. From the electronics to the motor, this boat was rigged as if it was your own, NOT like some crusty rental boat. We had a great day, and ended it on a high note as Nelson was waiting at the ramp for us to load the boat on to the trailer. My family absolutely loved the entire experience and it was extremely impressed with the quality of the boat and service. We will definitely be using Nelson again and highly recommend his amazing 24 Everglades center console.
Nelson and his boat were awesome. Nelson is well spoken and dedicated to maintain a pristine machine, he worked with us on our rental after we had a few hiccups and went out of his way to insure we had a great time. I would strongly recommend Nelson and Everglades boat to my family and friends.
Excellent boat for a family trip to the sand bars and snorkeling to the reef, we had a great time!
We spent two nights at the Boca Chita Key camping site where we had a blast with the kids.
The boat is comfortable and fast the only thing I would add for family trips would be an additional Bimini top so that the whole family can enjoy the shade.
Thank you Nelson!
Nice boat, roomy & runs smooth, decent price, no sounds system or trolling motor, and the GPS is too small for the boat, Nelson runs a little late, but We had a Great Time, Nelson is nice, shows you how everything works, and really no complaints. We would definitely rent from him again.
Great boat and all around smooth experience. Nelson was very responsive from the very beginning, always responding to texts/emails. He was on time at the dock and the boat is in great shape and ran perfectly. No issues with billing as well. Definitely recommend and look forward to renting again.
Nelson was the first one to respond of 3 request, communication was excellent and he answer all my questions throughout the process. He was on-time and very detail with instructions. The boat was in great shape and ran flawlessly. We look forward to renting again in the very near future!
Nelson was quick to respond and the communication was great throughout the process. He was on-time and very informative. The Everglades was in good condition and ran flawlessly. We will definitely be renting again from him!
We just wanted to tell everyone here that we had great time on this boat. Nelson was on time, his boat was very nice, clean and perfect for what we needed. We look forward to renting again in the very near future with him!
We spent a fantastic day on the boat , the weather was perfect. We enjoy fishing, snorkling and camping. Nelson is a nice guy , and the Everglades 243 CC is confortable and convenience. We are looking forward to rent it again and again. Thank you Nelson. :) :)
We had a fabulous time on Nelson's boat. We rented it for 3 days and dove and fished in the Keys. It was well maintained, equipped with more than we needed and had no issues with it. Nelson worked with me on delivering it and made it all work. I would certainly contact Nelson again and recommend him to any one needing a boat.