“We are both experienced boaters, both sailing and power vessels up to 47 feet and with up to 1060 HP. We have been boating since 2012. I made the voyage from Marina del Rey to San Francisco Bay in August 2017 (Yes it was 102 degrees that day). We have sailed and power boated locally in the South San Francisco Bay and San Francisco Bay enjoying both the nature and the extreme water sports and fishing. We can help you plan your half day and full day trips to ensure you have the most memorable day on the water in the most beautiful of bays. We can rent you a fun large four person tube or fishing poles and Yami-Time has a Garmin chart plotter/fish finder to help you navigate and find the fish. We are happy to share our experiences with the local areas to find the fish or restaurant that provides docking for boats. I will give you operating instructions and teach you how to dock the jet boat. Yami-Time is a great boat for wakeboarding, kite surfing, and tubing. Let us help you enjoy your day on the bay. Thank you for you’re interest, Eric and Bettina ”
Aboard since 2020
From South San Francisco, CA
Seamless coordination with Captain Eric and his lovely wife, Bettina. It was a beautiful Sunday morning, the water was glass. The sun a perfect 68. Captain Eric was super chill, but also thorough. Within 15 mins, he waved good bye. She appears tiny and almost gives you a little anxiety when you come out into the open ocean. But she has horses, holds her own on the Bay and you get moments where she keeps up with some of the yachts. We love nautical people…friendly and everyone waves. It’s really the best way to see the Bay, go under the bridges and circle Alcatraz. The speakers are amazing! We plugged in our iPhone and enjoyed our music as we breezed pass playing sea otters. We had 3/4 of a tank and came back w/ plenty after playing for 5 hours! It was a perfect day in the Bay on a perfect powerboat for us. We docked quite easily and again nautical people helped tie up the boat. I looked back at her and I’m reminded how small she is, but how powerful she can be. Thank you Eric & Bettina for a wonderful day. It’s what we needed and most definitely be back.
I think serendipity and passion are the right words to describe our experience with Eric & Bettina.
I tried to rent several boats for weeks for my wife's birthday and everyone was denying us saying they had to fix something of it.
Eric approved us right away. And passion because we both love the ocean and boating, it was a match.
We chatted about the trip through the chat here and Eric didn't miss any details.
We waited for a couple of weeks and there you go. We show up at the appointment nicely scheduled together and Eric was ready to hand us over their amazing boat together with a huge load of passion and good luck! We had a blast out in the bay, we visited Chase Center, Oracle Park (from the water:), Alcatraz, Sausalito, Angel Island, Tiburon and left before 12.30 pm coz that's when the wind usually starts picking up (according also to Windy.com). We made it back home safe and sound. I definitely recommend Eric and Bettina. If you are experienced you most likely can take the boat over Treasure Island, if you are not recommended to stay below the bay bridge. If you are a wakeboarder... oh man, I wish I had something to surf on (you will have the time of your life). Next time :)
Perfect for a first-timer going boating (my wife) to cruise on the bay.
Wow, what a great time. Met the host Eric, at the dock just as planned. Boat was beautiful and freshly washed. Eric showed us all the feature of the boat, including an excellent navigation systems. After orienting us on then operation of the Yamaha AR190, we where off to a great day on the water. The performance of the AR190 is very impressive and we had a blast. This boat exceed performance, and was a really pleasure.We will be back to enjoying this boat again soon. If you wanting a great experience in the water get in touch with Eric and Bettina.
Eric & Bettina are the best hosts I’ve encountered in a very long time. Eric spent ample time explaining everything and the boat was awesome and easy to use. By far one of the best boat renting experiences I’ve had. I’m looking forward to renting again!