John was great to work with as we met before the rental weekend as I would be out of town when they were looking to rent. Very good communication and he sailed through some minor issues on board. Only complaint would be the boat was not returned in "as sailed away" condition and was pretty dirty above decks. If not for that would be a 5 start renter.
Wow! If I needed to write a one-word summary of the experience that day, that's what it would be - wow! Tom was not just a competent captain, but the consummate host. He said he would be an unobtrusive host, but as it turned out, he made the day for all of us. The day started with a bit higher wind than any of us would like, but Tom simply adjusted the agenda accordingly. We stayed most of the day above Georgetown near Three Sisters. Then, when it came time to throw the steaks on the grill, Tom stepped-in (happily) and took over the cooking duty. The water quality was very good that day so we spent a lot of time in the water and Tom has all the toys. If you don’t like the toys so much, you can always do what I did; a cannonball off the top deck. I would go back again just to have steaks grilled on his awesome grill. I could not recommend Tom any higher. And, I would add that if you are contemplating being the captain yourself, I recommend that you just relax and leave the driving (and the cooking) to Tom.
Sailing with Ragon (Michael prefers to be called that) & his crew (his friend & son) was an awesome experience! They were extremely accommodating and made sure to help out in any & every way they could. They provided us with 3 coolers full of ice, a speaker system with an aux cord, and even took photos so we didn't have to worry about taking our own - we just focused on having fun. Bonus points for helping inflate our huge flamingo floatie! We sailed out to Ala Moana / Waikiki area & docked so we could jump in the water and hang out for a while. We booked our trip from 4pm - 8pm. Unfortunately some people couldn't stay the entire time, but it wasn't a problem. Ragon was able to make it back exactly at 6pm (as we asked) and we just went back out again afterwards. I really enjoyed the front of the boat - there was a lot of seating and nets we could lounge on (there was room in the back with Ragon & the crew) but since there was so much room in the front we all just hung out together. I would definitely recommend them to anyone - pricing is extremely reasonable and worth it for everything you get! I know I will keep them in mind for the next time!
Gadi and Marina were wonderful. Their boat is lovely - well appointed, with a large master cabin. Gadi is accommodating - open to discussing alternate itineraries and schedules - and incredibly knowledgable, with many suggestions about stops up and down the east coast. The food was excellent, the day was beautiful, and the entire experience was all I every could've hoped for. Strongly recommended.
Everything was great! We've rented with Dmitry before, but his other boat. This one was even better! Dmitry is very responsive, on-time and flexible. We will definitely rent with him again!