It was a pleasure meeting Fedor and his wife Olga. Fedor is an experienced boater and owning a Monterey himself, he was very familiar with the boat. Fedor was prompt and took great care of the boat, returning it in exact condition as when picked up. I welcome the opportunity to rent to Fedor again.
Despite the fact the morning was overcast, we enjoyed ourselves on 262 Monterey boat! The weather forecast wasn't promising, but our determination to get under the Golden gates bridge and see the bay seascapes made our day. It got clearer instead of raining and the sun was shining all the rest of the day. The boat was clean, all the equipment was in good condition. Ron appeared to be a hearty host, ready to share a piece of advice while chatting via email, was on time to provide the boat, easy to reach via cellphone/whatsapp/email, was kind to share wind jackets and even a sleeping bag with us. The top line is it was a fun day in the bay.
Fantastic Day !! What a great experience for our family. Look at all of the 5 star ratings for Captain Joe and his Regal Commodore, and you will see why his yacht is a fantastic value. Joe and Melba were helpful from the start. Helping to get our supplies on board, asking if we needed anything, Melba checking with us periodically if we needed anything from the galley, and help with cooking. Joe and Melba got out the inflatable floating seats/lounge while at the sand bar - lots of fun for our family - you just have to fairly allow enough time for Joe to inflate and deflate the floating lounge - we kept in close contact with Joe about times needed, and we worked together to work within the time frame we had paid for. Joe is very flexible - you just need to talk to him on what you are looking for time wise. You need to listen to Joe if you elect a full day - Boatbound's confirmation has not been corrected and shows 8 hours when Joe's full day is 7 hours - even if you pay to add an hour, Joe's pricing is well below other yachts you will find for a full day. Joe made it clear from the start with booking that his full day is 7 hours. We felt it was a very very great deal - the Martinique is a beautiful yacht and we could not have asked for anything more - especially at the price point. Communication with Joe was great prior to our day with him, and details of where to arrive were very clear. Very simple to park and get to the slip. If we can get to Miami again, we would go just to spend a day with Joe on the Martinique. We felt safe at all times on the Martinique, and Joe has a great knowledge of the area to keep his passengers comfortable. Definitely a 5 star experience. Thank you so much Joe and Melba.
Overall, my friends and I had a great time on the boat. The captain (Jean) was great, very helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating. Leidys was also very responsive in the messages beforehand which helped a great deal. The only problem was that the grill was not working. I had asked beforehand if it was working and we took food to grill but it didn't work. Besides that, everything else was great. It was perfect for the 6 of us.
Excellent boat! We rented this boat for the day to enjoy a day on the bay with family. There were eight of us on the boat and it was extremely spacious. The boat is in amazing condition and runs great. Pickup/dropoff of the boat were seamless. We highly recommend this rental and will rent this boat again when we are in Tampa.