“I've been renting my personal boats out in Fort Lauderdale since April of 2016. 35 Years Experience boating, 22 years Fort Lauderdale to the Keys, I'm easy to do business with I have lots of repeat business in my other businesses. Starting to get repeat business on boat rentals now. Marine & marketing business is my 9-5 job.”
Aboard since 2016
From Fort Lauderdale, FL
Steve was prompt, helpful, and informed. He really made the trip easy. The boat was in rougher condition than the pictures show. In particular the video showed a charging station for cell phones and this was broken on the boat. I use a smart phone chat app that draws dow battery so I missed not having this.
Very friendly and helpful. I would rent a boat from him again.
Steve was very professional and shared with us all the family friendly spots to enjoy. The boat was clean and in great condition. We will be using him for rentals until the family is ready to buy a boat of our own!
Steve was very pleasant and knowledgeable, and the boat was excellent. I would highly recommend him, and I’ll be renting from him again next time.
Less than satisfied. Boat was old and showing signs of age and abuse. Bluetooth stereo system did not work, Steve knew it wasn't working ahead of time but didn't let me know until he was reviewing the boat with me.
I miss-calculated the time it would take to get back to the marina and we were 30 minutes late. When I realized I wouldn't be back in time I sent Steve a courtesy text to give him a heads up and to apologize in advance for being late. By the time we docked and Steve checked the prop it was 40 minutes past 5 and out of the blue Steve comes up with a charge of $2 per minute for each minute late and demands $80.00 cash, nowhere in anything I read did it mention this exorbitant late charge. Renter beware.
Not a good experience with this boat. The police stopped me and the documents we not available like described. The owner was just looking to upcharge on everything. $200 boat ride and he wanted to charge another $620. Then $35/fuel 3 hour minimum. Even when gas is 1/4 that. Avoid this boat.
Steve was a great captain! He was reliable, easy to coordinate with and very laid back which made for an overall great afternoon!
Steve’s cool, the marina is great, and convenient.
My boyfriend and my parents and I rented a boat from Steve, we called it the Big O cause the boat was bright orange, which was awesome because no other boat looked like ours!
We picked up around 9:30am, Steve explained everything about the boat and the area very thoroughly, and we were gone until 6! There was a big cooler and life jackets on the boat, and it had Bluetooth radio so we could connect our phones and listen to music. The boat had GPS and areas to plug in phones to charge if necessary.
The price is very reasonable, he had a deal going when we went but there's also a Groupon for the regular priced times. We booked just a few days in advance, and sense we went on a Wednesday we had no issue getting the boat (he said weekends are usually more busy).
There is an option to fish, however we didn't have the supplies to fish so we wandered the area for a while, looking at the huge houses and other boats in the area, then made our way to the open ocean and had SO much fun driving around....that boat is surprisingly super fast! We went almost all the way to Miami without realizing how far we had gone.
Overall, we have zero complaints and if we find ourselves in the area again we will definitely be renting through Steve again!
Steve was very attentive to our schedule and informative with the orientation. Boat was clean and ready to go. More sluggish than expected in open sea and hard to plane a full speed. But we were 6 big dudes, probably about 1100-1200lbs, so that may explain it. Motor choked out several times when running open. Steve prepped us for that possibility. We were able to restart it but this did create worry. Not a perfect rental, but good enough for the price. Overall a very enjoyable day on the water. We will rent from Steve again. Easter blessings to all.
Really nice boat
We had a great time! The boat was just right for 7-8 people. Steve was our captain and was knowledgeable and friendly. It was also a great price! Would recommend Steve and his boat to anyone!
Steve provided an excellent boat for a day out on the water in Fort Lauderdale. Also being a true local he was able to guide us with activities and good restaurants right off the water. Whether your looking to cruise the intercoastal water ways, stop in at the sand bar, or go deep sea fishing you’ve finally found the the right boat.
Who knew it was so easy to rent a great boat! Steve was very helpful and informative. His boat was in great shape and was better than described. He made the experience great. We will be back to rent his other boat a Dusky. Great day on the water in Fort Lauderdale You can rent from him with confidence.
I dont understand with this person. he want charge me the fuel while i remade the full of gaz . i dont want pay more than the contract. he was not verry noce at all with us. the boat was celan but the guy tols us to leave the marina quickly . i went here with my daughter ( 10 years ) and he was unpleasant and nadsty. tell me th walking to follow to cancel the charge of my card american express. i want to paid like the contract 163,90 $ philippe
Great little Dusky with a killer JL sound system. Steve made sure we had everything we needed and was very responsive to texts and calls. I'll certainly rent this boat again some day.
Steve organized a fantastic afternoon for us with his friends. The captain was very knowledgeable and was fantastic company. I have already recommended for our friends who have already taken liberty to go boating. We will definitely come back!
I rent the Robalo often and it is a great boat! Steve keeps the boat very well maintained and it is easy to communicate with Steve for any questions. Steve has always accommodated our requests and we have taken out both of his boats! We will continue to use his boats!
Great trip. Steve is very helpful.Let him know what time you are headed and he will have the boat ready for you. And when you are headed back he usually 10 mins away. Steve knows the area and shows you on the map the places you can visit if you wanna party or just cruise around. Definitely recommend!
Before the rental date we received an excellent video from Steve explaining where various items were stored and how to operate the boat. On rental date we met Steve and he gave us a map of the area and made recommendations on where to go and names of great area restaurants. Boat is in excellent shape and outboard runs perfectly. Center console boat is very comfortable and handles well. Best rental deal in the area with excellent service from Steve. Will rent again.
Perfect boat for a day trip in Florida's canals. Steve is the best host, and was very kind to explain how the boat worked (he even has a video!), gave us maps, suggestions, etc.
The boat is in perfect conditions, clean and very confortable even for a big group (we were 6).
I would really recommend you to rent Steve's boat! Such a great time!
We had a blast on this 21 foot CC. The pictures really do not give this boat justice. It is a beauty. Dealing with Steve was a pleasurable experience as well. We used the boat primarily for fishing, well more like catching. Fish flock to this boat like the Salmon of the Capistrano. The boat also has a nice sound system that you can connect to via Bluetooth. We also did a bit of cruising after fishing all day and I have to say that if you are a single guy, this boat is a booty magnet and if I were a married guy in a committed relationship I'd probably find another boat. We will surely consider this boat again.
Had an excellent experience renting the Robalo from Steve. He's a great, great guy and the boat was a lot of fun. I highly recommend the experience to anyone, and be sure to follow Steve's advice with regards to eateries and places of interest - he really knows what he's talking about!
Honestly a great person to rent from very flexible and I will be renting again every time I come to South Florida which is at least 4 times a year. The boat ran great very comfortable probably one of the nicest boats out there handles the ocean excellent wouldn't even think twice about renting from him as I said. great time thank you.
Steve was outstanding to work with. Made the process easy and he did everything as he described. The boat was perfect to hand out on and cruise around for the day. Made our anniversary trip even better. Highly recommended! Thanks again!
Steve is awesome. Communicates alot. Explains things simply. Gives us all the essentials for an incredible day on the water. The boat was very accommodating, clean and able to keep us all feeling secure while exploring Ft Lauderdale. Looking forward to more trips. Thank you Steve.
First time renters, we had a wonderful time... Thanks to Steve who was very helpful, always a phone call away. The boat was great for a group of 6 and people could move around easily. Awesome time, we will absolutely do it again...
Steve and his Robalo were both great! Steve was super easy to deal with and flexible with making arrangements. Easy pickup at a downtown marina on the New River gives you quick access to the ocean. Boat runs like a champ, starts right up every time, it handles well and everything is in great condition. I would definitely rent from Steve again.
Steve will definitely be my first choice when I'm ready for another day on the water. The Robalo is a great boat and would be an excellent option whether you cruising the ICW or heading out to the ocean. Steve made the entire process effortless; responding and securing my reservation within minutes, sending text to finalize arrangments, flexible with time for pickup and drop off which kept the day relaxed, suggestions on where to go & places to stop. He is accommodating & friendly to keep boating enjoyable!
Steve was great and very quick and thorough with his communications. He met us on time as agreed and the boat was ready to go. There were no surprises. He walked us through the boat and its handling. The boat was very well equipped with everything necessary. We enjoyed Steve's Boat and a beautiful day out on the water. Thank you Steve!
Such a great experience from begging to end. Steve is such a great personable person and made my renting experience that much better. The boat i rented from Steve is in nearly flawless condition and it runs perfectly. I couldn't have asked for a better way to start my business with this company being a first time renter. Thank you again Steve!