“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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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!!
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.
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!
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!
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!!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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,
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
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!!
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.
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!
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!!
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.