5.0/5 stars 60 reviews
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  • 15
    Years Boating

About Brendan

“12 years sailing 1-3 person keelboats out of Marina del Rey, CA, Mystic, CT and Miami, Fl. Owned a 21 ft Catalina Capri and a 23 ft Sea Sprite. IYC Certification and FCC Marine License. 3 years power boating in Miami with FL certification. Own 21 ft Boston Whaler Montauk. ”

Aboard since 2014

From Miami, FL

Reviews of Brendan (60)

  • Awesome rental.

  • Everything was excellent

  • Brendan was great! Easy to work with! Thank you!

    Will definitely use again!

  • As usual, we had a great time on the water with Brendan's boat. Highly recommended!

  • I am a repeat customer. Brendan is great and the boat is awesome!

  • Brendan is the best. I was a novice boater looking for a romantic way to propose to my girlfriend, and Brendan held my hand every step of the way (well, almost every step). I can't wait to take out this boat again.

  • Great boat and great service. Had lots of fun in the sand bars. Thank you Brendan.

  • Alquilamos el barco de Brendan durante un día, el barco estaba en unas condiciones excelentes, limpio y preparado para nuestra salida. Brendan no pudo estar con nosotros en el momento del alquiler, pero en su lugar estaba Hugo, que nos explico el funcionamiento y nos indico algunos sitios interesantes a los que ir.
    Si tenemos oportunidad, seguro que repetiremos.
    Muchas gracias

  • We had an amazing day in Biscayne Bay on the whaler. Brendan was great, ready for us at the dock when we arrived. He gave us a briefing and even some recommended spots to check out in the area. We spent the whole day cruising around. The entire process was so simple, much easier than we were expecting. Definitely hoping to use this boat again soon!

  • Trip was mutually cancelled because of bad weather. Thank you

  • Wow, what a great day. The boat was ready upon our arrival at the dock. It was immaculately clean. Brenden's partner was very nice. He went over everything and then we departed. We had a great time cruising in Biscayne Bay and picnicking on Boca Chita. Upon check=in we were warmly greeted and all went very smoothly. Fantastic boat with great owners.

  • Great day on Biscayne Bay! Brendan was waiting for us when we arrived, had the boat ready and provided a thorough safety / operating briefing. The Montauk is in great condition and rides well and dry. Very nice electronics allowed us to navigate throughout the day. We had a great experience and highly recommend this rental!

  • We had a great day out on the water with Brendan's 21 Whaler. The boat was clean, well equipped and ran great. Brendan was a pleasure to deal with. In fact he was very patient with me through the rental process as our plans changed a few times leading up to our day out on the water. I would most definitely rent from Brendan again the next time we are in Key Biscayne.

  • Great rental. We rented a bareboat charter from Brendan. The boat was as advertised and in great conditions. Brendan communicated well before and after the rental.

  • We rented Brendan's boat for a second time. Brendan keeps his boat in great shape and the entire process of renting from Brendan could not be easier. The location is perfect for a 21 foot Whaler with many different areas to explore. Great experience!

  • Great experience renting from Brendan! He is extremely responsive and easy to work with. Also, he did a great job going over the boat. The boat was perfect for us! Fits 8 very comfortably and handles beautifully. Thanks Brendan!!

  • I rent multiple times Brendan's boat and I will keep doing the same! The boat and himself are amazing!

  • Rented the boat last year twice! Amazing boat, amazing service, could not have been more impressed. Brandon was responsive and helpful even with a last min request. Great time on his boat!

  • Thank you Brendan!!! Great day on the bay with the family. Everybody had a smile on their face. Beautiful boat, well maintained, pleasure to drive. I just hope to do it more often!
    Best regards.

  • I decided to go boating from one day to another, so I request Brendan's boat and he answer in no time!
    The day after this, we meet and get the boat. It's brand new beautifully appointed!
    For sure will repeat.
    Great boat, great owner, Great value!

  • This was my first experience boatbound and everything turned out to be just perfect. Brendan is easy to comminicate with and very prompt with emails and texting. I highly recommend Brendan and will most surely be seeing him again in the future. A+

  • Brendan,
    You have something wonderful going with your boat and the manner in which you introduce her to your renters! Carol and I were very please you took the time to go over the vessel in detail with us prior to our departure. The boat itself is in excellent condition. We felt very secure that it would run flawlessly, which it did. Plan to rent from you again the next time we're in town!

  • We had a wonderful time skimming Biscayne Bay in Brendan's vessel. Brendan met us at the marina and gave us a thorough walk through of the boat's safety equipment and some local knowledge on nice places to go. He was a real pleasure to work with. Great communication and a superb craft. We plan to use Boatbound again based on this experience with Brendan.


    Jason Bodine

  • What a great experience! Brendan responded quickly, was there for everything you need, good explanation of the boat and accomodating.

    The boat itself was perfect for all day activities, drove great, easy to move around inside with 6 people and in great shape.

    We couldn't have asked for more!

    Thank you Brendan

  • I didnt make at all mistake picking amazing Montauk boat from amazing guy Brendon! He is really friendly and professional!
    I took my family and friends to spend one day on boat. We coudnt better spend time, than sailing on ocean and enjoy in beautiful views and natural! Boat is super good condition, also has really good speakers for music too ;) That why it was not hard for driving him. We will for sure back to Brendon again, and try his other one boat!
    Great experience! Thanks Brendon one more time!

  • Just Perfect! We hat a great day in the bay. The boat is in a very good shape, and dealing with Brendan is very easy. This is the 4th time I rent from him, never had problems.

    100% recommended

  • Wow. Amazing experience. My husband and I, along with our two grown sons have been renting boats between the Florida Keys and Key Biscayne/Miami for the past 15 years. This was by far the best experience. Brendan was timely, prepared and very professional. The boat was perfect--powerful and quiet. Very spacious for group of 7. Plenty of cushioned seating and good shade. Everything was in great working order, tidy and clean. We will be boating again later this month and this will be our first choice for future rentals. Thank you Brendan !

  • Another excellent day at the ocean, thanks to the excellent and friendly service of Brendan.
    He waited for us since we were late and was very cool about it.
    I would rent from him again....hopefully very soon....

  • Great experience, Brendan is so nice and easy to deal with, boat was in the water, clean and ready to go when we got there. Defiantly will use again!!

  • Brendan is a very nice person, very helpful and named a few places for us to go....we went July 4 2015 and since the transaction was very smooth and he's a great guy...we are renting it weekend.....thanks Brendan and see you again.

  • Just Perfect. We hat a great day in the bay. The boat is in a very good shape and technical top.
    We are comming back!
    Thanks vor the nice contact.

  • The Boat and the Brendan (Owner) - very nice and very reliable. This is the 3rd time I rent the boat from him and had a blast!!! The boat is perfect, it has the right measurements to fit your family or friends for an amazing boat day. I highly recommend his services.

  • The whole experience from start to finish was great. Brendan is very kind. The boat is awesome! We spent the whole day in biscayne bay. I look forward renting the boat again, highly recommend it!

  • Like many others here, we had a terrific time on Brendan's boat. This was our first time out on Biscayne Bay and the boat is truly perfect for the conditions of the bay. I considered joining a boat club, but after this first experience with boatbound, I'm seriously reconsidering. Besides a great boat, it comes with a genuinely nice owner. Brendan was really pleasant to deal with and made the experience that much more enjoyable. He is a family man and gave me many great boating tips on how to make the day more fun for my little ones. All in all, a fantastic first experience on the water thanks to Brendan and his boat!

    We're looking forward to doing it again soon.

  • Great boat and we had a lovely trip out but there was some misinformation given to the owner by a third party and as a result, we were forced to cut our trip short by about 2 hours.

  • Brendan had the boat in the water ready to go when I arrived. He showed me all the features. He even took 5 mins to go out into the bay with me and show me how the trim tabs worked.

    The boat is brand new and ran great.

  • great boat, very very clean, good staff at the port ... GREAT DAY !!
    i shall return ...

  • We had a great day on the water in Brendan's boat. The boat was clean, well equipped and in a less busy marina which was great for us as first time BoatBound renters.

    The kicker for us in choosing this boat is that my son's name is also Brendan...not many of you guys in Miami so it was fun. My son keeps asking when we can rent Brendan's boat again.

    It was a great experience and we'll definitely rent again!

  • What a beautiful day we spent on the water ! The boat was amazing, easy to navigate with, very clean, perfect for Miami waters.
    Excellent experience to deal with Brendan who is very serious, takes care of everything you need and communication couldn't be better.
    It was my first experience with Boatbound and I'll definitely rent a boat again and with Brendan for sure !

    Thank you again,


  • Second time on the boat in two weeks. This time with 4 kids (7 - 14). Out all day. Kids loved it. The marina contact, Danny, was very nice and more then helpful.

  • The Boat AND the Owner - very nice and very reliable. Brendan met us at the boat, showed us how it operates and the safety features, answered our questions, and then we were off for a great day. This boat is perfect for enjoying Biscayne Bay - especially with kids. Its wide, nice height from deck to rail, shallow draft, enough engine power to get around the Bay without wasting gas.

  • We had a wonderful day on the boat. Everything was easy--both pickup and return. The boat is in great condition, well maintained and well equipped for a day on the water. The owner is very organized and very helpful as were the marina staff with whom I dealt. I would be very happy to rent again.

  • Great boat !
    Very convenient owner ...
    Good price.

  • Great communication, seamless!

  • 3rd time renting from Brendan, everything went smoothly and the boat worked great as usual

  • Brendan is a nice guy. I rented his boat last weekend and we had a blast! The boat is perfect, it has the right measurements to fit your family or friends for an amazing boat day. I highly recommend his services.

  • We had a wonderful time renting from Brendan. The boat was fantastic and he made the experience a breeze. Boat was very clean and had all the features you need to enjoy a day on the water in Miami.

    I highly recommend and will be renting again shortly.

  • I rented a boat the first time in the Miami area. With Brendan's boat, it was just perfect to cruise up the intercostal. The boat itself was in perfect condition. Very well maintained. Brandan was on time and took the time to explain the boat and the area. He is a non complicated great guy.
    I would always book his boat again when, I am back in the Miami area.

  • We had a great time with Brendan's boat. After we arrived at the marina the boat was quickly put into the water from the rack. The boat itself is great; brand new (2013) all systems work perfectly! We took it out for a great afternoon, first up North visiting millionaire's row. Had lunch at a place called Standard (fancy!$) and then went down south again to Key Biscayne were we dropped ancor and went for a swim. The boat runs very smooth cruising at 20-25 knots and tops out at about 33 knots , so enough speed to get around for a day.

    Some notes for improvement:
    1 - always deliver the boat with full tank. We ended up filling more petrol when we brought the boat back with more money spend than anticipated. This would actually be a reason to not rent again!
    2 - add a USB-audio port extension cable so renters can play tunes from their iPhones.

    All in all a great experience. Brendan is a friendly cool guy. We would love to take to the boat out again next time we are in Miami!

  • Had an outstanding first experience with Boatbound and that was due from renting with Brendan. Brendan made sure our needs were met and provided everything we needed to ensure we enjoyed our time on his boat. His Boston Whaler is in mint condition and performed exceptionally well. I would not hestitate to rent from Brendan again.

  • My boyfriend and I met brandon at the Marine Stadium Marina. We rented his eight person Boston Whaler Montauk from him as a surprise for my friends birthday. We spent the day at the Key Biscayne sandbar; I can honestly say this was one of the best day activities I have done in Miami. Brandon made the process hectic free. He provides all safety material necessary and takes his time to write detailed instructions for the days event. It was affordable and so much fun! I highly suggest renting from Brandon if youre looking for the best nautical day experience! I surely will! Thanks again Brandon!

  • Great boat that was like new. Seamless process - very impressed.

  • Brendan's Boston Whaler was practically brand new - what a perfect boat for cruising around Biscayne Bay. We boated to waterfront restaurants, fished, picnic'd - it was fantastic. I will rent Brendan's boat again.

  • Fantastic boat, fantastic experience...the whole thing could not have been easier, end to end. Will be back in April and will look up Brendan again!

  • A pleasure to deal with

    Great Boat!
    Great Service!

  • Awesome time with family. Love this boat. Brendan has it in mint condition and made the whole experience a breeze. I'm already checking the forecast to see when would be the next time I can take the boat again for a ride. Perfect for families or just with friends. Or both! Highly recommended.

  • Everything went perfectly smooth and seamless with Brendan. Communication was excellent all the way through. Brendan met us at the boat and explained everything so that even a beginner would understand. The boat was awesome, perfect for a family of all ages. He has all of the life jackets and fun things you would need for an enjoyable relaxing day on the water. The boat was basically brand new and powerful. Add ons like GPS, powerful stereo system, etc made it that much more fun. I highly recommend this boat and service! Location was awesome and it was just overall a great experience!

  • Great boat! and Brendan is very nice guy to deal with!

  • Thank you Brandan! We had such an amazing fun time out on your boat!

    Brendan was super helpful from the planning stages all the way through getting us in the water and returning the boat.

    Boat is a beautiful clean big boat, plenty of space for wife and kids to relax and spread out, and boy does it have a powerful engine!
    Location is perfectly located right next to rickenbacker causeway so you can go right out onto the bay, no need to waster hours going through no wake zones...

    Perfect would be the only way to describe the experience!

  • The boat is in great condition and Brendan was very nice a thorough in explaining everything about the boat.

    Will definitely rent again from him