Rick

4.9/5 stars 81 reviews
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About Rick

“Hi! I have been boating for about 12 years (actually my first boat ride on Lake Lanier was when I was about 6 years old; does that count?), and have been a boat owner for about 10 years. I absolutely love Lake Lanier, and simply can't spend enough time on the boat myself. I recently retired after almost 27 years in Law Enforcement, so Public Safety and Military PLEASE ask about your discount!”


Aboard since 2014

From Cumming, GA

Reviews of Rick (81)

  • 1/5 stars (1/5)
    Sep. 13th

    I want to start by say ing that I met Rick at the boat on the first day as he went over all the safety features. I text him immediately regarding the stiff steering which he never responded. We ended up having the boat towed cause the boat wasn't in good operating condition. Rick promised to reimburse which he Did Not. I believe everyone should be a man of their word. DON'T BOOK OR RESERVE ANY OF HIS BOATS! I gave him every opportunity to uphold his promise and word! This looks bad on the company of boatseaters, Rick also said in the future to contact him rather than boatsetters. Once again showing his disrespect to boatseaters, Scott Hamlin

  • 3/5 stars (3/5)
    Jun. 15th

    Nice boat. Easy pick up. Accommodating on time. Only complaint is that the throttle stuck occasionally.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 11th

    Rick was awesome! Boat was great! Just what we needed for a fun weekend on Lake Lanier. Met us, showed us all we needed to know. Would definitely rent from again! Thanks Rick!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 10th

    Nice guy! Great boat! Everything was exactly the way we imagined it! We had a blast and definitely will use Rick in the future for our boating needs!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 27th

    We had a great time on the lake with Rick’s boat! It was perfect for our group of four adults and four teens. Rick was super easy to work with! We will definitely rent from him again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 20th

    Thanks so much very a great rental at a nice Marina.......we will be back!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 07th

    Rick He is very excellent

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 03rd

    Super person......very nice and responsive to all questions. Rental went very smoothly and boat was outfitted with vests, ropes and towable rafts. The boat while a little older is well maintained and in very good shape..... No issues at all. The family had a ball using it for three days.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 01st

    Perfect, just what we needed

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 29th

    Rick was great. He was waiting for us when we arrived and we were on the lake in no time. We had a nice day on the lake. Boat had a few years on it, but the price was right and it ran great.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 30th

    Great experience to relive & share my days on Lake Lanier with my wife and kids. Communicated very well & explained everything about the boat.

    Will definitely rent again in near future! Thanks for letting us rent your boat.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 20th

    Easy transaction and Rick was on time at the drop off and the pick-up. Would definitely rent from Rick again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 23rd

    Thank you!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 16th

    Rick was AMAZING. To be flexible with me to be able to get a boat the day before Father's day was awesome. My father in law lost his wife two weeks ago on their 29th anniversary. Today the whole family was able to bring him joy. An incredible experience all the way around.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 16th

    Excellent!! Super easy location and boat was waiting for us at 9am. Thanks Rick!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 02nd

    I highly recommend Rick's Ebbtide. It's a nice size and the Bimini top was perfect. Rick was very nice and professional. It was nice to meet the owner at the gas dock vs standing in long lines. We'll be back!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 26th

    Rick was awesome! Very laid back and down to earth guy. My friends had one of the best lake days and it’s thanks to him. We didn’t realize how far we went out and got back to dock pretty late, but rick had no problem with it. He also gave us a tube for some extra good times. His price for renting was also very fair and reasonable

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 12th

    Rick was a great host. Would definitely rent from Rick again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 27th

    Rick is an awesome renter. Like he will tell you he is just a phone call away and will help you out! He gave me a ride back to Van Pugh park so that no one would have to drive 30 mins and pick me at the drop of location. He will explain everything to you about his boat and all he asks of you is to take care of his boat and that’s understandable. Definitely recommend anyone wanting to rent a boat to rent from Rick. And he replies within minutes. So if something comes up the day of your pick up time he will answer quick and work with you.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 29th

    It was great fun using Ricks boat on Lake Lanier. The radio had just gone out but I didn't mind. I would gladly rent from Rick again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 19th

    Rick was waiting for me and gave me a quick tour. I had a beautiful time on the water with my dog Charlie. Charlie had such a good time. Wants me to tell Rick, “woof woof” for him.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 01st

    Rick was a great guys and made sure everything was good with our rental. I would definitely use him again next time I need to rent a boat.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 25th

    Thanks Rick for your dependability and hospitality! We enjoyed renting your boat.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 06th

    Rick was great to work with. He was very accommodating and informative. Gave us a lot of pointers on places to go and see around the lake. The boat had plenty of room and was perfect for tubing, fishing and exploring. Will definitely rent again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 25th

    Such a nice day on thus boat ! Really easy to drive, super clean with a lot of storage and space. And Rick is really nice. Will not hesitate to book it again !

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 27th

    2nd time renting from Rick. Always friendly and boat is perfect for lake Lanier.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 18th

    It’s never been easier renting a boat. Rick was great about responding and keeping us updated.
    Will rent again without hesitation. Thank you Rick!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 16th

    Amazing person to deal with. Very nice boat that was in good shape and ready to go! Highly recommend using Rick for a boat on lake Lanier.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 05th

    My wife and I really enjoyed the boat. Rick was great and we will use him again in the future.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 01st

    Rick is very genuine, knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend renting from Rick. He has years of experience, his boat is clean and reliable. He met us at the dock and explained the boat and even gave us a few cool places to go. We took 3 of our kids and they loved the boat as well and mentioned how nice Rick was. We will rent again from Rick soon...tks for a great day on the lake. The Poage's

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 28th

    Rick was great! He was there before us and the boat was ready to go. Rick is very helpful and friendly. He responds quickly and the boat was exactly as described. We had a great day thanks to rick!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 09th

    We rented the Ebbtide from Rick for 2 days, and had a fantastic experience getting the kids more water skiing time and getting out there and tubing. Rick did a great job of briefing us, and was extremely responsive throughout the process. All around EXCELLENT host/owner!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 25th

    First off, Rick is a great guy and really wants his renters to have a nice experience renting his boat. The boat ran great and my family had an awesome time tubing and just cruising on the lake. I would highly recommend renting from Rick as you will not be disappointed. I treated the boat as if it were my own and I think he appreciates that and will provide me with more successful rentals from him in the future. Thanks Rick!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 04th

    Rick is just an amazing guy. I never leave reviews and he is so awesome I have to leave this out here. Will definitely be back!
    Thank you!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 23rd

    Me and my family had a great time! Rick was on time and very nice. The boat was very clean and comfortable...we plan on definitely renting from Rick again... it was a great experience all around

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 19th

    Fantastic experience! Rick was a great guy to rent from and his boat exceeded our expectations. He was flexible and accommodating with our times, so I’d recommend this listing without hesitation.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 18th

    I can't imagine a more accommodating host than Rick. Had I asked for a tour of the lake and Georgia too, Rick would have made it happen. Great host and a great boat that cruises like a gem at 3,200 just as Rick promised. I have no negatives to add, it was a flawless experience.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 18th

    great guy and great experience.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 28th

    No problems...great experience.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 26th

    Rick was great to work with! He was very timely and thorough. We had a great time on the lake with his boat and will definitly rent from him next time we're at Lake Lanier. We definitely recommend!!!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 20th

    If I could give Rick, his boat and his tremendous hospitality more than 5 stars I would! This was our first time visiting and renting at Lake Lanier and we couldn't be happier. My wife and 3 boys and I had an absolutely fantastic time and I would highly recommend Rick and his sweet ride to everyone who reads this(unless it's on a day WE want to come back and rent again LOL). Thanks Rick!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 08th

    great rental. easy in and out. Would do it again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 03rd

    Rick was great! He was very responsive throughout the entire process. His boat was exactly as advertised! Our family had a great time on the lake and look forward to renting from Rick again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 04th

    Awesome Service. Excellent Boat. Rick was very thorough as well. Had a great time.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 07th

    Rick was incredible, super friendly, and extremely helpful. His boat was so much fun. The family had a blast tubing all day, and we visited several islands around the lake. It was a great experience, and we will DEFINITELY rent again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 29th

    Best guy to rent from, boat is exactly how described and a blast to drive, tow, and spend the day on the lake. I will definitely rent again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 31st

    Renting from Rick was a great experience. We met him on the dock, walked us through the boat operations and had us on the way within 20 mins! The Boat runs perfectly,is well equipped and super comfortable. We will definately rent from Rick on our next trip! Thanks for helping to making this trip exciting!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 26th

    First time using Boatbound on Lake Lanier vs one of the local marinas and Rick did not disappoint! We will definitely look Rick up next time we head to Lanier! Thanks Rick!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 21st

    As always Rick has been amazing to rent from. We start off with some rain but turned into perfect day and Rick had the boat ready to go. We will defiantly rent from Rick again and would defiantly recommend for anyone looking to rent only book with Rick!!!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 20th

    Here to review my experience with Rick and his boat yesterday. Renting from Rick was great. From his initial greeting, his detailed explanation of the vessel and its workings and the time he took to explain the waters (where to go to do certain things) made the whole experience very comfortable and easy. The boat is exactly how it is described on the page PLUS newly upholstered seating as of yesterday which was also very nice. He was in close contact with us throughout the day if any questions or concerns arose and was there to meet us promptly when we docked at the fuel pump at the end of the day. We did quit a bit of boating for just under 7 hours and gas was not even $130 dollars. I would definitely rent from Rick again and if anyone has any hesitation, I'm sure speaking to him will put your concerns to rest.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 24th

    We had a really fun time on Rick's boat. He was very responsive and helpful throughout the booking process. Rick also made sure to give us a very thorough walkthrough of the boat, as well as things to do on Lake Lanier. We will definitely be renting from Rick again in the near future and next season.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 03rd

    The Boat and experience was exactly as expected, if not better. Made for a great day on the lake.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 02nd

    Excellent guy & boat. Thanks!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 20th

    Second time renting his boat, great times and great experiences on the lake. Rick is a very cool guy and respond to your messages quick.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 25th

    I'm just getting around to doing a review now from June, sorry Rick! Rick's boat was great and he and his wife were fantastic to deal with. Actually they went above and beyond: upon returning the boat i realized I had forgotten a piece of equipment from the boat, Ricks wife volunteered to drive back to our dock to pick it up instead of us having to make another round trip and waste our valuable vacation time. The boat was great for 4 adults & 4 kids, great for tubing and sightseeing. Rick was very helpful with all the boats features and suggestions of things to do on the lake. Fantastic people to deal with....Thank you Rick!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 21st

    Rick was great to work with! He had everything ready to go and was even waiting on us!! The boat was perfect for tubing and would have been plenty powerful enough for skiing if we wanted to ski. We would, hands down, rent from Rick the next time we want to rent a ski boat!! Super nice guy.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 23rd

    Awesome. Boat was great and fun. Ran really well. Rick was easy to deal with. Will definitely rent from him again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 22nd

    Rick and the boat were great! Thoroughly enjoyed our day on the boat and our experience with Rick!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 30th

    This was our first dealing with "Boatbound" and Rick was great to deal with. Very easy rental, however the boat had an issue the night before and although most people would have to cancel, Rick worked tirelessly to get us the boat the next morning and exactly and the agreed upon time. Not only will we be renting from him again this summer, I will let everyone I know that he is top notch to deal with. The boat was exactly as advertised and the lake was beautiful. Thanks Rick,

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 03rd

    We had a wonderful time! We'll do it again soon!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 14th

    We rented Rick's boat for a day during our 4 day High School Golf/Lake get together with 7 of my buddies from Warren High School (1976) in MI. The group gets together every in a GA location where Golfing and Boating will be easy to get to. This year we rented a house on Lake Lanier -- only a short distance from Rick's boat. It was a easy pickup and the day out on the Lake was great. We took a couple trips to see the Dam since many of my buddies have not been on the lake before. Because of the size, most of the guys could get in the boat at the same time.. its a large boat. Rick was very helpful and will rent again this summer. Safe boating and wear your Life Jacket

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 29th

    Great boat and better person. Would rent from him again in a heartbeat. Very friendly and accommodating.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 20th

    Rick is awesome and his boat is a lot of fun. Thus was the second time this year I used his boat and I'm planning on renting it again for sure.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 14th

    Rick is a pleasure to speak with. Boat was as promised. We had a super couple of days, GM

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 08th

    This was the best boatt rental experience I have ever had! Rick is awesome and super nice. Be sure to ask him for law enforcement discount if you are in public safety!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 06th

    Had a great time at the lake. Rick is very polite, laid back and explained everything we needed to know. The boat is in good shape, runs great and I will definetly rent his boat again in the future.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 25th

    This was our second outing with Rick's boat, somehow its was even better than the first time a month ago. We had 6 adults and 2 children with us, plenty of space and the tube was an added bit of excitement we were not planning on having!

    See you again soon Rick, Thanks again!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 08th

    We rented Rick's boat for our family vacation this summer and we had a blast!! We are a very big family and this was our first time renting a house on a lake instead of going to the beach for our vacations. We have now decided that we LOVE lake vacations and the best part was Rick's boat. My nephews had so much fun tubing behind the boat and we all loved cruising around the lake. Rick was incredible and so easy to work with during the rental process. He was very quick to respond and answered all of our questions. His main interest is for you, the renter, to have an incredible time. I would recommend Rick's boat time and time again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 18th

    This is a great boat. Just as advertised. Rick was extremely responsive and helpful. We had a great time and highly recommend renting from Rick!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 17th

    We had a wonderful time on Rick's boat! He was very helpful and accommodating. We will definitely be renting from him again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 11th

    Rick was fabulous! The boat was wonderful and in perfect working condition. We had a blast on the lake! He is a wonderful person and took care of us!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 05th

    We had a great day on the lake, thanks to Rick and his Ebbtide. The boat is in very good shape overall, and Rick was very thorough in telling us where everything was and how to operate it. This is how boat rental should be!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 04th

    We had an absolutely fabulous time on Rick's boat. The boat itself is in great condition and an absolute blast. Rick is a great guy with loads of knowledge about the lake and boating. I would definitely rent from him again and recommend that anyone reading this do the same.

    Thanks again Rick!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 21st

    Coolest guy to rent from and the boat navigates like a cruise.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 20th

    Thanks to Rick and his wonderful boat, my family was able to enjoy an awesome day on the lake. Rick is very knowledgable and explained everything I would need to know. Rick's boat is beautiful and preformed flawless. If you are considering renting his boat and reading this, the next thing you need to do is book it, you won't be disappointed!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 17th

    Rick and his family are great hosts, made us feel right at home. YYZ is great boat, had an awesome day on the lake with the family. Booking again for July 3rd, going to be epic!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 13th

    We had a great expierence! Rick is such a great person to rent from! We will definitley be renting again from him!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 31st

    Great day at the lake, Rick could not have been more responsive or helpful and the boat was just as advertised. Highly recommended!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 30th

    Rick was fantastic, easy to work with, and very communicative. Lots of local knowledge of the lake if you've never been on Lanier.
    His boat is in good condition, plenty of power, and perfect for lounging or water sports activities.
    I look forward to renting from him again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 23rd

    Rick was really easy to rent from! Great communication! His boat was stocked with all the essentials that are needed for a day on the lake! Will definitely rent again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 24th

    Very nice boat, have lot of fun and Rick does fantastic job of explaining everything about the boat. Will defiantly rent again from him.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 22nd

    Nice boat. I had a great time borrowing Rick's vessel. Time went by too fast on Lake Lanier.