The second time I've rented Dan's boat. Had a wonderful day on the water, and the boat performed flawlessly! Only knock was that the dinette table was still broken (this rental was in April, previous one was end of November). We didn't need it, so no big deal.
Dan is a super nice guy and very helpful and welcoming. We had a great time on his well equipped and well cared for Islander and look forward to renting with him again some time.
It is easy to say great things about Dan and his Islander 36. But that might only reveal the obvious. Anyone would enjoy a day on the water with Dan. My son and I chose to accept Dan's offer to join us. Even though we are sail boat owners and have sailed extensively for many years Dan's company was truly valuable. He has local knowledge of the waterways and of the history of the many things to see on the water in the Bay area. Moreover, as experienced sailors, we learned some strategies and techniques from Dan that we will apply during our sailing on the East Coast. He is not intrusive yet is instructive and companionable. At the end of sailing for 7 hours on Luna Sea we felt that we spent a day with a friend. The marina is easy to access by car and parking facilities were great. You have water access to the Bay as people perceive it as well as you see the Oakland/Alameda commercial shipping venue. That plus seeing the City and its features, the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz, the new baseball field all in a day is a trip by sail without peer. All in all, what Dan offers is a true bargain! Given what he adds to the bareboat charter, a day on Luna Sea is the "best deal in town".