“Boats On Tahoe Owner Renting Boats in Tahoe since 2013”
Aboard since 2016
From Tahoe City, CA
Rafid was very through from start to finish of the rental. My family and I had a great experience and now will cherish the memory spending the day out boating Lake Tahoe. I would highly recommend renting from him again. He was very prompt, reliable, communicative, and gave great advise so we could maximize our day out on Lake Tahoe.
Rafid was great and we had a great trip but I want to also be honest regarding the boat itself. The boat arrived dirty (hair, dirt, and grime throughout). I spent 2-3 hours and $50 on supplies to clean the boat before my family was able to use it. Considering Covid, this was surprising. Also, the boat was a bit older/more worn than expected but that can be expected with a rental. Again, Rafid and our vacation was great but boat cleanliness was a disappointment. It would also be great if the boat could be delivered closer to where you are staying vs having to meet Rafid at a separate location.
First of all.. WOW!! What a nice guy Rafid was. He helped us out with so much more than just a boat rental. He was very informative about the area and could answer just about any question. He also always answers a phone call and has very fast response times. Rafid, his boat, and company were all perfect for us. That small town hospitality that you’d see somewhere in the south. Our whole group truly enjoyed themselves and will definitely be coming back! Thank you for the opportunity for incredible memories we will never forget!
We had a great rental experience with Rafid. His professionalism, instruction, attention to detail, and overall interest in our safety and boating experience was the best I've ever experienced renting boats on Lake Tahoe. I highly recommend his services and will be a repeat customer next summer.
Rafid made the boating experience extremly easy and enjoyable. We were throughly amazed by how simple the process was. Rafid is also an extremly friendly individual who's always open to answering questions. Ultimately we will 100% be renting from Boats On Tahoe again!
Runs a very class operation. Was early for our rendezvous point, throughly went through everything you needed to know. Everything advertised and you would need aboard. We have rented from Marinas in the past, but this experience was heads and shoulders above, highly recommended!!
Rafid is great. Exactly the guy you want to rent a boat from at Tahoe. Great communicator, knows the lake well, on time, clear with directions, reasonable about everything, even gave us a way to save money on gas when we pulled the boat out of the lake. Would absolutely rent again.
My girlfriend and I rented a boat from Rafid, he was great. Once meeting him it felt like we’ve had a friendship for a while, that’s how friendly he was. He was very knowledgeable in the boating laws and was very relaxed about if we dropped off a little late. I highly recommend renting from Rafid, I know I will be in the future! Thanks a lot Rafid!
Rafid was great. communicated extremely well before, during and post the boat rental. He was also full of great tips and knowledge of the lake. The boat ran well but clearly had been used heavily by others earlier in the summer. If aesthetic's are a big deal for you - make sure to get some up to date photos of the boat and equipment.
Rafid was very professional and went above and beyond to assure my family and I had a great experience. He was on time and communicated well. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a boat rental. The boat and the equipment was in great working condition l, zero complaints.
We've rented from Rafid before and were equally as pleased this time around. He is very professional, thorough, and timely in his responses. He has implemented additional cleaning products and procedures that made us feel comfortable as he walked us through the details of the boat and our day out on the water. Although the boat is an older boat (2001) with normal wear and tear, he has kept everything up and running and in great working shape. The water toys were a bonus (skis and tube) and the sun canopy was nice to have on such a hot day. We had a great time out on the lake and will definitely rent from him again. Thanks, Rafid, for making your boat available to us!
This could not have been a better experience. RAFID truly made this the easiest and most enjoyable outing. Everything was taken care of and he was extremely efficient and helpful. Would definitely recommend his boats and if we are ever in Tahoe City, we will rent again!
We had an incredible day on Lake Tahoe yesterday thanks to Rafid and Boats On Tahoe! From start to finish, the entire rental process with Boats On Tahoe was extremely smooth. Rafid made sure we felt comfortable and prepared for a full day of boating and was available for all of our questions. We will absolutely be renting from Boats On Tahoe again next time. Highly recommend.
We had a great experience. Rafid was easy to reach before and during our trip. He answered all of our questions thoroughly and gave a great introduction to the boat. He made sure that we knew our way around the lake and had the boat set up for safety and a great time. The boat was very clean and in great shape. If you want to rent a great boat and have a great time then you’ll want to rent from Rafid. He was an honest and really informative.
Rafid was fantastic - from
Communication to date/time coordination, introduction of his boat and picking us up again.
I have rented out of many places in tahoe and rafid is by far the best. Definitely my go to person when renting in tahoe again.
After talking to a few rental boat companies we decided to go with Rafid for our family day on the lake. Rafid was very responsive and helpful, the process was easy and the boat was in great shape. Our next trip to Tahoe we will be renting from Rafid again.
This was such an awesome experience. The owner Rafid even made me aware of the strong wind advisory. We contacted him at almost 11:00 pm through messenger and he immediately responded an had us setup and ready to go by 11:20. This was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had when renting recreational vehicles. If you’re looking for a good time and someone to take the time to teach you, this is definitely the man to use!!!!!
Rafid is really great to work with. He's prompt, super communicative and is transparent about the whole boat rental process. We were lucky to find him as the prices were very competitive and he makes things super easy. He even sets things up such that you don't have to pay marina prices to refill gas on the boat, he lets you do that at a normal gas station . Boat was also great for our group, no issues operating. Couldn't be happier about the experience
The boat owner, Rafid, is very easy to work with and he stays in communication without delay. We shopped many charter services on Lake Tahoe and Rafid's boats represent the best combination of value (lowest daily price) and quality. His boats are well maintained and outfitted with tube, skis and wakeboards. We will charter one of his boats again.
We had a fabulous day on the lake yesterday thanks to Rafid. We did a full day rental with 6 people and it was perfect. Rafid was extremely responsive and professional. He was personable and made sure we had everything we needed for a great day. We have rented boats on Lake Tahoe for years and this was by far our best experience. Thank you Rafid!!
This was my second time renting a boat from Rafid and he continues to provide excellent service. He is very thorough explaining all the equipment and how to operate it. He provides maps of the different beaches on the lake. The boat was clean and ran great. The tubing was the highlight of the trip. He was on time both picking up and dropping off the boat. I would highly recommend renting a boat from Rafid when visiting Lake Tahoe.
Rafid was awesome to work with and very accommodating. We did a thorough walk-through of the boat and its operations before he sent us on our way. Boat was nice and clean, and handled the lake very well - could use an upgrade to the speaker system on the boat as some speakers sounded blown, and the AUX connection was not working at the time of our rental. We didn't use the wakeboard or skis, but the tube was in great condition and easily fit 2 adults. I really appreciated Rafid's organization, from the time we booked the rental, through the neatly stowed ropes, life jackets, etc. on the boat. I would absolutely rent from Rafid again.
This was our second year renting from Rafid for the trans Tahoe relay. He's extremely helpful and prompt. When rafid says he will be there at 5:42, count on it. We have rented the red and yellow boats. The yellow is a bit nicer, but both are fit for purpose and easy to handle. Highly recommend. This will be year 3 and counting for us.
Renting a boat from Rafid was easy and worry-free for our family boating trip on Lake Tahoe (5 adults, 2 children). His communication prior to the rental was excellent. His instructions were organized and helpful, everything was as described. He answered all of our questions. We arranged to meet him at a parking lot in Tahoe City, and went over the operation of the boat and the equipment on it, completed paperwork, then followed him and the trailered boat to a nearby boat launch where he launched us for a full day of fun on the water. We used the skis and the tube and the sound system (can connect your phone with jack provided). The seating and layout of the boat was very comfortable, and we appreciated the bimini top when the sun got hot. He had lifejackets for all including proper size for the little ones. We started with a full tank of gas which was way more than we could use in a day. He gave us some good advice on a place we were planning to boat to. The boat was in good shape and ran well. When we were done we met him at the ramp as planned and he pulled the boat out. We then followed him and the trailered boat to a gas station and filled up the tank (which is much cheaper than buying gas at a marina). The whole experience was seamless and easy, It was "luxury boating" in that there was really no work for us to do except drive around in the boat (if you have ever owned a boat you know what I mean)--he did the trailering, launching, cleaning, fueling, etc. and was available by phone for any potential problems (there were none). I would definitely rent from him again!
What an amazing experience. Rafid was a true professional and took the time to explain all the ins and outs of operating his boat. The boat had more than enough power, was well maintained and was an all around joy to operate. He provided maps of the lake as well as were to swim and dine if we wanted.The tub was a huge plus and added to the fun. I would highly recommend renting any boat from Rafid. He was on time both picking the boat up as well as dropping it off.
Everything about this rental was seamless and easy. Rafid was very friendly and clear in all of his instructions. We had a great day on the lake tubing, water skiing, and wakeboarding. The boat was in great condition and not difficult to function. We felt very safe with all of Rafid's instructions and appreciate that he was available for any questions we had on the day of the rental.
I would definitely rent from him again!
No issues at all. The boat was exactly as expected. Reservation was simple and the price was fair. Rafid was great. Easy to get in touch with by phone, responded quickly to emails, and very flexible with pickup time as long as you don't try to spring a last minute change on him. I wouldn't hesitate to rent from him again or recommend him to friends.
Great operator! Our boat was in excellent condition and was exactly what we needed for a fun time on the lake. Rafid was easy to communicate with and had a relaxed demeanor that helped keep things mellow. Looking forward to renting from him again in the future.
Boats on Tahoe is the best kept secret for boat rentals in Tahoe. I've rented on multiple occasions, for multiple days and have always been extremely happy. The owner is responsive, clearly communicates and provides quality equipment at a great price. I highly recommend this group.