“I started boating as a teenager sailing in Southern California, and when my dad would rent boats of all shapes and sizes. My family got really hooked when we moved to Seattle in the early 80's and rented various power boats for long cruises through the San Juans and all around the Puget Sound. My wife and I started renting power and sail boats in the late 90's, and finally bought Fool in the Rain in early 2007. Recently, we also purchased a 1967 Chris Craft Constellation. In short, we love boating.”
Aboard since 2013
From Seattle, WA
Dave has got to be the absolute best Captain/Organizer in Seattle. This was one of my best experiences on a boat hands down. Rain or shine you will see things in Seattle that can only be found from the water. Tired of weak plans and doing the same old thing? Give Dave a call and he will change the way you look at your weekend (or weekday if you aren't into crowds). Ever see the Xmas lights and caroling from Lake Union, get your holiday plans set.
We had a great day on the lakes (Union and Washington). Dave and Carrie greets us in the morning exactly at the time and place we agreed on. They are very friendly and welcoming. Dave was going through the boat procedures and equipment with me, while Carrie gave a very good route and tips to my wife Jane. We memorize as much as we could :-). They made sure everything is in place, full and fueled and operating. It took us about 30 min and we were off the docks into a lovely ride throughout the day. The 245 is in great condition and operates just as you expect it to. Everything was great. Dave and Carrie were very flexible with the time and about fueling the boat which saves us a lot of time as we got "traffic Jam" just by the Husky stadium and couldn't make it on time to the gas station. No Big Deal ... as Carrie and Dave always happy to help out.
Thanks for a lovely boat and a lovely ride on the lakes. Mostly recommended.
My experience was beyond great. The best part was communication with Dave. It was a last minutes booking (2days) and Dave was super fast in getting back to our inquiry and other booking questions since it was my first booking using boatbound.co.
Dave was also on time in meeting me to tour the boat before handing the key over. For those of you new to boating, like I am (1year), he gave a thorough orientation, tips and tricks. Most importantly was the space that the boat provided. The actual capacity of the boat was 6 and we were able to get permission from Dave to fit 7. He told us it would be a tight fit and we did not find that at all.
Boat was also fitted by BBQ pit, upon request definitely. It was super clean and organized. Lastly Dave as an owner was a very awesome person, laid back and cool with the entire booking. He even recommended few docking spots for us since we are new.
Will definitely be renting again when time is right. Will also highly recommend his boat and him.
What a wonderful boat! We enjoyed touring around some of the San Juan Islands. Dave and Carrie provided so much helpful information as to routes, charts, places to go... The boat was comfortable for our five day adventure. Will definitely use their expertise and boat again for more boating adventures!
Dave and Carrie are fantastic owners who make renting a pleasure. Dave gave me a thorough walkthrough on my first rental and they were very accessible for questions while I was renting.
Fool in the Rain is a fantastic boat! Thanks Dave & Carrie for allowing me and my family to enjoy your boat. We had a great time.
What a great experience. We booked for the 4th and had a great time. Dave met us at the location and showed us everything we needed to know. Very easy and turnkey. No hassle. We would definitely look to rent from Dave in the future.
Dave's boat was the perfect lake cruising boat for us. My wife and I had four of our friends join us and the boat was plenty of room for all of us, our food/drinks/snacks and still room to spread out and relax. We loved the galley area and head as well.
Dave and his wife were great to work with, and even gave us a quick little orientation of the boat before we rented which was very helpful.
We have already rented 3 more dates for this boat and can't wait.
don't be fooled by the name - the 'Fool in the Rain' is a very beautiful and well maintained boat that is very comfortable on the lake, rain or sunshine!
renting from Dave was a great experience - very accommodating to all our requests. the whole rental process was extremely smooth and professional.
10/10 would rent again