I rented Jhann's boat last week and found both Jhann and his wife Jennifer super pleasant people. The boat was immaculate and Jhann spent the time to explain the workings of the boat in detail. Everything on the boat worked perfectly and we all had a great time! I highly recommend renting this boat, we will be renting it again next year!
Chris and his group were a pleasure to have aboard! They were knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. Chris arrived promptly and I could not have asked for a easier transaction. This is Chris's first time using my boat and he treated it like was his very own! I would definitely rent to Chris and his family again!
Would agree with most of the comments from reviewers, Ryan and Joseph. Giving this 3.5 star rating. My party consisted of 4 adults and 3 young children. Plenty of room for us. Pros: David very responsive and the boat is in good shape. Comments: The marina is not Carillon Point marina if that is where you think you will be picking up the boat (which is what I thought until the night before the rental when David sent me the address). You pick up the boat behind Anthony's Fish Cafe in downtown Kirkland. Parking is scarce and fortunately we found a spot in a public garage next door. However, when returning the boat you will be asked to bring it to the public boat launch in Kirkland. Therefore, park your car somewhere near the public launch, which is not what we did or depending where you park you will have a bit of a hike to retrieve your car and bring it back to the launch to pick up your family. Comment #2: The boat itself is a Jet Boat. Per one of the reviews below "The boat is actually a jet whose throttle does not kick in until you pushed it hard and suddenly rush. As a jet, the steering does not kick in when it's slow so it's not that maneuverable at a lower speed". I would also add that a jet boat in my opinion does not handle well in choppy water and is very, very loud to the point of just wanting to get your destination ASAP so that you can turn the engine off. (I've captained Cobalt's, Malibu's and Bayliner's). The boat also slides from side to side when it encounters choppy water. (I personally would not rent a jet-propelled boat again). Comment #3: The guy that meets you at the boat launch and picks the boat up (Zak) is a bit rough around the edges but harmless. The less you speak to him the better. All in all we had a fun day but I wish I had know the above before renting.
My family and I took Colin's boat out for a week. Everything on the boat was well cared for and functioned well. Colin was accommodating and flexible to make our week-long trip possible. I look forward to doing this again, and highly recommend Colin and the Salish Siren.