“Love adventures via air, land or sea!”
Aboard since 2017
From Gainesville, VA
Samer was a great captain! He was communicative, easy-going, and took us to all the best spots (swimming, rope swings, seeing the planes by Gravelly Point, monument tour, and Georgetown). I highly recommend him for your next boating adventure and will be renting from him again!
Samer is a scammer. His boat is not properly registered--there are two different sets of registration numbers on his boat. There is no registration card on-board. Samer showed up 1.5 hours late for our appointment; the tank was half empty. We were 2 hours late getting on the water and no refund for lost time. The boat isn't seaworthy. All dials spin around. The blower doesn't work; the speedometer and trim gauge don't work. The throttle, which he says is new, has to be muscled to engage. When running, it will suddenly take off at high speed even though you're not touching the throttle. The engine miss-fires and the boat lurches when running. The swim ladder is broken and jagged metal is exposed. We couldn't find the aft light. Samer takes no responsibility and blames everything on operator error. Stay away from this guy, he's out to make money off his unsafe boat. I had to pick one star to submit my review; I give Samer no stars.
Samer was an amazing captain! He was kind, accommodating, and easy-going. We had an incredible time on the boat and it was super fun tubing with some speed! Thank you again, Samer, for making our friend's birthday so special and being the best addition to our crew :-)
Sam's Four Winns 190 was the perfect boat for 6 people to go out on a 4 hour Sunday cruise on the Potomac. We brought a picnic and took the boat up passed Key Bridge and back down and around Hains Point and up to the Wharf. Seeing the monuments from the water reminded us how pretty our city is. I'll definitely be renting from Sam again!
We had an amazing experience with Samer and his speedboat. This thing can fly! Great power, lots of space, nice long seats for suntanning, and good size canopy for when your head starts frying! Samer was a joy to deal with, very courteous, flexible and understanding (we changed the appointment twice because of weather). He made sure to explain everything clearly, gave me advice on trip pitfalls, and sent his brother and wife to assist me with the boat. Overall, fantastic experience, and we look forward to renting this boat again soon!
If I could give this 10 stars, I certainly would! My friends and I had an amazing experience on Samer's boat. Everything went extremely smoothly. Samer was on time, he met us at the marina and showed us everything. Few minutes later we were on our way. His boat is phenomenal, very powerful and very responsive, something you wouldn't quite expect from a rental boat! This experience has exceeded our expectations and we will definitely rent Samer's boat again.
Samer was extremely responsive and accommodating. When we arrived at the marina, the boat was in very good shape and ready to go. My daughter and I had a great time on the river, cruising around the Georgetown waterfront and the Wharf, and checking out Nats Park from the Anacostia. We made it down to Mt. Vernon to see George Washington's house from the river, and enjoyed some of the more open water down south (the boat is pretty fast!). When we returned, Samer happened to be at the fuel station and even helped us refil the boat. We will gladly rent through Samer again. As for some of the negative feedback, it is true that the gas gauge did not work, but Samer was upfront about it and we had absolutely no problem during our 4 hour cruise. The steering wheel worked perfectly fine. The boat was very dry and clean. And Samer was as polite and friendly as could be. We were very happy with our experience.
I don't believe this boat should be rented. The day began with a dock maintenance person pumping out the boat because the hull was full of water. Every storage area had water in it, so no dry areas for bags, food, and towels. The dash compartments that are meant to store valuables had the doors broken or missing entirely. We then went to fill up gas, we discovered the gas gauge is broken, which the owner was aware of yet did not mention. Since we had no gas gauge we ran out of gas and were dead in the water for about 90 mins. Parked the boat only to be contacted and told that the prop was bent. When we arrived the motor would not lift out for a pre-inspection, which we shrugged off. The boat ran the entire day with that bent prop and somehow it was a problem we needed to pay for after we parked it. I would avoid this boat, its on its last leg.
I had a TERRIBLE experience renting from Samer. I have rented several times with boatsetter and always had amazing experiences. Samer, at first, was kind and communicative, but that changed quickly. It seems to me like he had a plan to scam me from the beginning. He charged me an extra $175 to "power wash" his boat without ever explaining why. I had been forthcoming with him about not not having been able to refuel after my ride, and that I would be happy to pay him for it. Maybe, that is what opened pandora's box of him wanting to rip me off. I wish I had known this was a possibility prior to renting, so at least I knew I was consciously taking the risk. Should you chose to rent with Samer, make sure to take pictures of the entire boat once you park it so he can't try to falsely accuse you and charge you unfairly.
Great afternoon on the Potomac! I rented Samer's vessel for a half-day and it was just as advertised and ready-to-go upon our arrival.
Samer is very attentive and responsive which made the whole day that much more enjoyable. I look forward to renting from him again - thanks Samer!
What a great day on the water! My kids had a wonderful time on Samer's boat. It was comfortable and even though the day was not sunny, the tag along inflatable made for a great summer outing. His boat is located in a great marina, right near all the beautiful monuments.
Samer took my kids and their friends out on the water for a fun filled day. He was an excellent captain and the kids had the best day of their visit to Washington, DC. I will definitely call on this captain again. Tubing was a blast and they laughed and enjoyed the day immensely . Thank you Samer for the great experience for them
Working with Samer was easy and convenient. I rented his boat to surprise my wife for her birthday with a day on the river. The Saturday I had reserved ended up having a forecast of April snow and talking with Samer he was fine with me changing the day I had reserved. Communication was great and the marina was really easy to get to from DC, park and get right out onto the river. His one rule is to not wear shoes in the boat so if it is a cooler day in early spring or late fall make sure you wear good socks. Thanks for a great day Samer!