“Hi, I am a Licensed US Coast Guard Captain with years of safe recreational and commercial boating experience ranging from ship deliveries to open ocean sailing. I love sharing my passion for the ocean and the Pacific Northwest.”
Aboard since 2018
From Bainbridge Island, WA
The boat is great for a relaxing time on the water - really easy to operate and very spacious. Josh was a fantastic host, highly responsive, accommodating, very friendly, and great at explaining how to operate the boat. 100% recommended.
The boat felt very safe in terms of individual breathing room, the boat was very easy to drive, and the boat owner was super flexible. My friends and I had i great time in the boat, and also when we jumped off in the water! However, the swim ladder on board is more like a single step ladder, and I felt like we could have handled more support in getting back into the boat.
Wow! Truly so appreciative of Josh and his boat rental. He accommodated a last minute reservation and was incredibly kind and informative. On where to meet and park, how to drive the boat and where the best places on the lake were. The boat was clean and easy to drive. Couldn’t have asked for a better or more accommodating host. Definitely recommend booking, you’ll have a great time!
We absolutely loved renting the Duffy from Josh! The boat was perfect for an evening cruise, easy to drive and super cute on the water. Josh was excellent at communicating and made the rental process easy and fast. Will definitely rent again!
We had a last minute trip idea to go out on the lake and we were very lucky to take out this beautiful Duffy! It's very fun to drive and has so much space for everyone to be comfortable. Best part was being able to hear each other talk as we explored the lake with no noise from the boat. Finding the boat was real easy and parking was free onsite. We were out on the water in no time at all. I will definitely rent this again soon!
It was one of the best experiences we had so far. Directions were pretty clear and the owner was really helpful and the response was quick. The boat was very clean and there were maps and instructions on it. Also one important thing was it had good music system but you have to carry an AUX cable if you want to enjoy. It’s had everything what exactly we wanted for safety and entertainment. Had really great time and we all loved the boat as it was spacious for 7 people on it. Thanks for everything.
We had a fabulous time on Josh's boat and received excellent service. Due to a lower water level on the lake and a stationary dock, the boat was much lower than anticipated and we were having difficulty figuring out how to get my elderly father aboard. I called Josh to ask for suggestions and not long after he showed up at the dock to help us. The boat itself was comfortable and easy to drive. It was plenty roomy for four people, perhaps a bit cramped if you had six. The awning was only across half of the boat so you might want to bring a hat.
Thanks Josh for a great ride! We would definitely rent the Duffy again!
The Duffy is a fun, sensible way to cruise around Lake Union. No noisy exhaust fumes, just a quiet peaceful hum. It’s kind of like your personal ferry boat. You won’t get anywhere very fast but that’s not the point in this body of water. Josh was very accommodating, friendly without being overbearing with concern for his boat. He trusts that armed with a basic set of instructions and his phone number, most boaters can manage their way without further interference. Very refreshing. My only recommendation is that future trips be planned outside of the “High Season” as the rent takes a significant jump during the summer months.
Super cute Duffy, easy to drive. It is much roomier and better looking than the other electric boats at a much better value. The boat does need some maintenance but Josh was right there when we needed him. Although the squealing didn't get fixed it did not affect out groups trip. The sound system on the duffy is great and cruising around was so much fun.
Wow what an awesome boat!! It was super fun to take out with my group. Because it's a catamaran it has tons of space and as it's electric, totally quiet. It goes the perfect speed for casual cruising on lake Union. Not to mention super easy to drive, all this made for a no stress and super relaxing experience. I look forward to renting this boat out again soon!
I would highly recommend cruising with Josh! It’s a very nice boat, perfect for families and friends to spend time together on the water. Josh was the perfect host - he was very friendly, helpful and made our experience on the boat very memorable.
Josh is a very good captain. He knows when to provide tourist information to the guest and when to leave the guests on their . He is very competent, honest and sincere. The Grand Banks 36 Europa is a classic boat very well maintained. The head is clean as is the remainder of the boat. It was a very enjoyable relaxing cruise.
Booked a leisure fishing/boating trip with Josh and have to say that he went above and beyond to show my party an awesome time. The boat is super nice and clean. Josh was very knowledgeable and brought us all around the sound. All and all an absolutely amazing day and so much fun! Will be reaching out to Josh for my next boat cruise.
We had an AMAZING time aboard the lovely Grand Banks. It was the perfect classy boat to host some out of town clients with plenty of space for everyone. Capt. Josh went above and beyond to make sure our cruise was fun, relaxing and safe. I would definitely book a trip with him again!
Thanks so much Josh!!!