Linda definitely knows her stuff! She will share much of that maritime knowledge with you upon request, much to your benefit considering the complexity of the Bay's winds, tides, and depth fluctuation (the latter of which her boat can monitor, while many others cannot). I enjoyed taking the helm of her clean, sporty Boston Whaler to zip around the Bay waters and later explore the floating houses and sea lions of Sausalito. You may even, as did I, witness a seaplane depart from the water and zoom right over you!
Prem, while having very little experience with boating, was very responsible and very attentive to what's needed. He's careful and cautious and responsible. I know he'll be very good quickly because of his commitment to learning and discovering what works. He's a great guy!
Tim was really helpful throughout the process on our charter. He was fast, responsive and eager to insure we had a good experience -even down to offering to help us with provisions when we were delayed in arriving. The boat was in great shape, clean and fully equipped. We'll look forward to chartering again next time we're in Seattle!
Cariblue is a wonderful boat! We chartered Cariblue for a three day trip to Catalina. Our crew was two adults and four kids, plenty of room for everyone. Cariblue is in great shape, clean, and has everything necessary for a great trip. All systems, mechanical and electrical, worked great. The galley is fully stocked with utensils and cookware, including a French press that got plenty of use. The offshore hot water heater was a big hit for everyone on board. The trip out was a nice beam reach with the autopilot on most of the way. The trip home included a run in with a pod of dolphins that kept the kids bouncing around the boat for 20 minutes. Bob was awesome to work with. He gave me a thorough introduction to the boat before the trip. He spent time going through all the systems and answering all my questions. He takes great care of the boat and genuinely wanted us to enjoy her on our trip. Additionally he was very accommodating to the fact that we were coming from San Diego for the charter. I really appreciated that, it made the trip even more enjoyable and relaxing. Our charter on Cariblue was simply a fantastic all around experience.
Renting Christian's Chaparal was fantastic. Christian made everything super easy, and the boat was beautiful - strong, throaty engine, built in cooler, easy access ladder, premium stereo. We had 7 adults on the boat, and it was comfortable and fun. I was worried about gas costs, but they turned out to be minimal. It helped that most of the time we just sat in the middle of the lake and swam, but we did tow a couple of skiers. Anyway, I highly recommend Christian and his Chaparral.
Chris was an excellent renter. He arrived on time for both his checkout and charter pickup. He displayed very good boating/sailing skills and good intuition. His charter was trouble free and he returned the boat on time and in a well cleaned condition without any damage, breakage or loss. I would be happy to rent to Chris again.
My family and I had a great time on Chris' boat. It was well maintained and well stocked with skiis and tubes and everything we needed to enjoy ourselves! Chris was great about the timing of our day and very helpful.