Joshua

5.0/5 stars 47 reviews
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About Joshua

“Ive been a serious angler in local so cal waters for over 15 years, I will always do my very best to point my renters in the right direction. I subscribe to fishdope and am a bloodydecks member. I also have a number of local on the water contacts and pass on any and all information to help you get on the fish. Its awesome when I pickup the boat and its plugged with fish and there are smiles all around! I think the only thing I like better than fishing is seeing others enjoy this amazing fishery that locals to San Diego get to enjoy year round.”


Aboard since 2015

From Oceanside, CA

Reviews of Joshua (47)


  • Both the boat and joshua are amazing we had an awesome time in Catalina Island


  • Great rental experience!


  • We had a great experience every time that we rented from Joshua. We would definitely recommend renting his boat.


  • LOOK NO FURTHER. JOSHUA 'S BOAT AND SERVICE IS AMAZING. HE HAS GREAT TIPS WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO, IF YOU WANT TO DO SERIOUS FISHING.WE GOT A 30 LB YELLOWFIN. THANK YOU AGAIN JOSHUA FOR YOUR EXCELLENT SERVICE . IF I HAD MY OWN BOAT, IT WOULD NOT BE THIS SMOOTH. JOSHUA IS HIGHLY RECOMENDED AAA+


  • Great boat, great guy. Very easy to deal with and had a great time on the water!


  • We had an awesome day on the water on Joshua's lovely boat. Renting from Joshua was a breeze and after a quick tour of the boat and introduction to the controls and electronics he had us in the water in no time. He had left plenty of marks on his fish finder and we had a successful boating and fishing day. We highly recommend Joshua and his boat and hope to rent from him again soon.


  • We had a great time on joshua's boat there was 6 of us and there was plenty of room for all of us to fish and cruise all day. the boat ran perfectly with no issues at all. we were surprised at how fuel efficient the boat was. I am not very experienced in ocean boating but this boat was easy to drive and handled great. Joshua showed up at the agreed time and was very helpful about showing us all of the electronics and controls. He was also there waiting for us when we got back and handled all of the boat cleaning and wash down. I would recommend joshua and his boat to anyone who wants to have a great time out on the water for a day.


  • Great Set up! His boat is probably more spacious than a 25footer. We had four guys fishing with ease. And even with the four of us, super mellow on the gas consumption. It was a great day on the water on a great boat and Joshua was helpful and easy to work with. We are renting from him many more times to come!


  • Rented Joshua's sweet Parker CC recently and it was the best experience ever. The boat was ready and on the water for us. Joshua even had a cooler filled with ice for a small extra fee which was extremely convenient. Of course, the boat being parker w 4 stroke yammy drove flawlessly. Dry and smooth. We had 4 big guys and we had plenty of room. The tuna did not cooperate which meant we put in lots of miles on the boat but Joshua was real cool about it.

    I do a lot of traveling and vacation rentals through VRBO, AirBNB and such and this was the best rental experience I've ever had. Can't say enough about Joshua and his boat.

    Great boat with an even better owner.


  • Josh was very accommodating, prompt and was obviously educated in both boating and fishing. His 21 Parker ran like a champ and was very fuel efficient. Looking forward to our next venture on this boat!


  • We came to Southern California to spend the week at Disney, and other parks in the area. We had several days free, and as decided to look into renting a boat for ocean fishing on one of those days. My four kids have all fished fresh water, but never in the ocean. So I thought it would be a great experience. It was!

    Josh was extremely accommodating of our tight schedule, and more importantly, was a lightning fast communicator! Most emails sent were replied to within the hour. I sent several other inquiries to other boat owners, and have still not heard back from 2 or the 3 (two weeks later). The advantage with renting from Josh is reliability, and that is a big one!

    The boat was great, and operated as well as advertised. I am not overly experienced with operating boats, but with Josh's instruction, and the boats easier learning curve, it was not an issue at all.

    One last note: On the morning that we had the boat scheduled, we were running a tad bit behind, and couldn't locate the bait in tackle shop in Oceanside. My wife called Josh to ask for directions, and instead he offered to swing by the bait and tackle shop for us, since it was on his way.

    Couldn't ask for a better experience, from a better boat renter! Would absolutely use again next time we are in the area!


  • The experience was great. Joshua was helpful, on time and made it an all around pleasurable transaction.
    The boat is in great shape. We will do this again.


  • This is a great service. Josh was on time and we launched out with no problem . Electronics work great, as well as the bait tank. The boat moved along great in the sloppy seas. If you are a fisherman, then this boat is for you! Its a great fishing platform. nice and stable. My hat tips to you Josh! You really do provide a great service! Thank you!


  • Joshua was great again ( my 2nd trip). He showed up on time and had us in the water hassle free and quickly. Great boat, easy to use and very well maintained. The boat is well equipped and very safe. I will be back.


  • Perfect experience !!!!
    Our experience with Joshua was perfect!!!!!!
    Joshua was on time ,friendly and knowledgable.
    He patiently instructed me on the boat systems,chart plotter,fish,finder bait tank,bilge ect....
    He entered a way point in the chart plotter that lead us to fish.
    The boat performed flawlessly.
    Joshua was waiting for us with a smile at the launch ramp.

    Perfect experience!!!!!!
    Thanks!!!!
    Captain Brian


  • I have used this boat 2 times in the last month and it is awesome and will continue to use it for spear fishing and fishing. The boat is spacious and holds a lot of gear and people. Plenty of room to fish and dive. Bait tank works flawless in all condition, even keeps pinheads alive. The boat owner is prompt, professional, and keeps his boat tip top. Engine fires on first turn and gets great gas MPG.


  • Another amazing trip on the boat. This time I did a solo mission. Caught a few Tails, and had not a flaw with the boat again.

    I did notice that Josh keeps adding cool things, like a brand new GPS/CB Radio (Extra protection). The boat has a great GPS system, but he has two now. He also added a hand held GPS, so I guess there's three!... Josh is all about safety with his boat.

    All in all, Josh was early to the ramp, and was on time when I was all done. A great day on the water!


  • Joshua and his boat were great. The boat was clean and in good condition with everything working. Joshua is very laid back and showed us where everything was and went over the easy to use electronics. The bait tank holds a scoop nicely and the bait stays lively if you don't beat it up. Joshua is very helpful. He was even helping others on the launch ramp with fuses, frozen trailer brakes and a forgotten plug. I highly recommend renting from Joshua and fishing from his boat.


  • Had an incredible time on this boat.. will definitely rent from Joshua again. He was very helpful and willing to go the extra mile. when I returned the boat was quick and easy no hassles no rush. Couldn't say enough about this boat or Josh. First experience with Boatbound was worth it! will be coming back!


  • I'm really particular about the boats I go offshore in. I want a strong, good riding hull and an owner who really cares about maintaining it. One conversation with Joshua tells you he loves his parker and treats it well.

    As for the rental, he went the extra mile for us several times, in ways I can't imagine many renters would. Once on the water the boat ran flawlessly and was dry even while uphill into the wind. The bait tank, lights, nav systems and fish finder all preformed flawlessly.

    This renter and boat were such a great experience, I almost hesitate to spread the word... so I could keep this little gem quite, but Joshua is just too nice a guy to not give him props. I'll be renting again soon.


  • I have rented Joshua's boat now several times and can only say I'm going to keep renting it. This is a great boat and has been extremely reliable for us. It is extremely fuel efficient , has a great bait tank and a great fishing platform. I would recommend this boat to everyone who is a serious fisherman and wants to really take advantage of the amazing fishing we have. You need to get on this boat!


  • Wow! What an experience!!! First off, if your having hesitations, and feeling nervous, I felt the same way at first. That's until I clicked the Submit button to rent Josh's boat.

    About 2 min after submitting my request to rent the boat, Josh messages me with a hello and makes me feel as if I had known him as a friend. Josh explained the simple process of meeting him at the launch ramp (where there is plenty of parking) and also set a time at my convenience.

    On the day of the rental, Josh was at the launch ramp early, and had his awesome boat ready to go. Let me tell you something.... This boat is sweet! Josh helped me with information on the local spotter plane reports of the tuna schools, and gave us a simple, but well instructed use of the Nav and Fish Finding equipment, as well as some of the perks of the boat.

    We launched the boat, and away we went at 4:30 am. The boat has ton of room, and everything works perfectly. The bait tank holds a scoop, and the bait stays alive! He has a gaff and bait net on the boat, and a large fish cooler on the front for your fish. This boat rides like a dream. I've been on larger boats, but this one rides like a Cadillac compared to most I've been on. All in all.... this boat is so awesome, that i'm already scheduled for next week to take it out again.

    Josh was on time when we came back in, and he was the nicest guy I have met in a long time.

    ** Thank you Josh for a trip to remember, and more memories to come buddy! **


  • WOW!!!!!!
    What a great boat also just a phenomenal experience along with the right communication and pointers from Josh. He really helped make this fishing experience alot easier than what I expected and with a huge comfortability driving the 21 ft parker made for a great day out on the water.
    Just great help all the way around before and even more after we docked,thanks Josh for really a grade A service hope to rent soon again.


  • We had a fantastic time on Joshua's 21' Parker. Joshua was great to deal with and answered plenty of questions prior to rental (some about the boat and many more about fishing). The setup of the boat is awesome---plenty of comfortable fishing space and it rides very smooth. I hope to have another chance to get on the water soon and if its not booked solid, it would easily be my first choice. Thanks again Joshua!


  • It's been a great experience dealing with Joshua. Great communication very helpful, informative and accommodating. It makes an out of towner able to travel light fishing with his setup.


  • Joshua was so awesome! !!! Communication was top notch and so was his boat!!! We will be doing this now instead of the cattle boats. I am so excited to have established a boat contact like Joshua. He's the man!!!


  • Sweet fishing and spear fishing boat. Rented Joshua's Parker 21se and found it exceeding the Parker boat reputation as a super comfortable fishing machine. Went 20 miles offshore no problem. Everything worked as advertised and Joshua is an awesome owner and will rent from him again soon!


  • joshua was great. he was on time, very knowledgable, and friendly. the Parker was a great boat. clean, reliable, and great fishing platform. Joshua gave us a quick run down on the boat and we were on the water in no time. we had some rougher seas the day we went out but the boat handled it well and was very stable. we will use Joshua's boat again.


  • I would highly recommend renting from Joshua! On time, clean and reliable boat and a fish killing machine. I have nothing but praise for the entire experience and can't wait to get back on his boat. The boat is very comfortable and has everything an angler needs to get the job done. Thank you Joshua!!!


  • Josh communicated well, was on time and very professional. A good guy just trying recover some of his costs of owning and maintaining a boat, via Boatbound, a great concept. The boat was well maintained and presented and advertised. We have some "unfortunate freak issues" that affected our rental and both Josh and Boatbound stepped up and did the right thing. I would definitely use this service again. Thanks Josh


  • Great boat! Great owner! Would definitely rent from Josh again.


  • Josh is the man! Took his Parker 21 out of Oceanside with 3 other buddies and Josh had everything dialed in for us. Boat runs like a champ with a fish finder and large cooler up front to hold all the YFT we could catch. Highly recommend working with Josh and can't wait to do it again.


  • joshua and the boat were awsome! i brought 3 guys with me andwe fished offshore all day withno problems at all. total round trip was probably 70 miles of offshore patty hopin. we caught 2 yellowtail, 1 bluefin, 1 yellowtail, and 3 dorados. it was great on gas mileage and joshua even agreed to meet us at the launch early so we could get out earlier.


  • This our second time to rent the boat and we had a blast! We caught several YFT and a Dodo.
    Again, Joshua is as cool of a guy they come. So prompt and so considerate.
    I highly recommend this boat!
    Cheers,
    Kevin


  • My wife and I had a wonderful time fishing. Joshua was very accommodating and the boat was perfect. We had everything we needed to go offshore fishing.


  • We had a fantastic time on Joshua's boat. The boat was in great shape and it was very fuel efficient. Josh was there when he said he would be and was a pro to work with.
    Can't wait to rent it again!
    Kevin


  • We took Joshua's boat out last week. Let me tell you what a great guy and a boat . It was the stormy week that we passed and the swells were 7 to 10 foot . Parker was up to the challenge . We were three people on the boat and it feLT like 25 foot versus a 21 foot boat. I will recommend Joshua to anybody who wants to have a safe and great time in open ocean . Thanks again Joshua , ooo almost forgot , Thank you bluefin tuna as well


  • Joshua's Parker is in great condition and has all the amenities you need for offshore fishing. Joshua was on time, gave us instructions and had us on the water in no time. Thanks Joshua for all your help and look forward to renting again!


  • Josh's boat is perfect for fishing and was super fuel efficient. The boat ran flawlessly all day. Josh was extremely helpful and responsive and gave us all the details on where to go and what has been working to get on some fish. Josh met us at the dock at 6:30, gave us a rundown on the boat's electronics, and then put the boat in the water and we were on our way. It could not have been a better experience and I will definitely be renting the boat from Josh again this summer.


  • Awesome boat and great service with Josh. He squared us away on come good gps numbers and we got on the fish. I will definitely rent from him again.


  • Perfect fishing boat, easy to drive, gets great gas mileage. Fishes 3 to 4 comfortably. Much better than fishing on a cattle boat. Super easy, just met Josh at the dock and off we went!


  • I took Joshua's boat out for a second and third time this past week. The tuna are going off and even a couple of novices like my group were able to hook into Yellowfin and find a few Yellowtail on kelps.
    It's so nice to get off the party boats and on to something where I am in control and if there was ever a year to do it, this is it!
    I give 5 stars to the boat, the service, the fishing, the fish, and 2015.


  • Both Joshua and the Boat were great! I would definitely recommend. We met at the harbor at 6:30 and Joshua was there waiting. He gave us a quick rundown of the boat and electronics and put the boat in the water. The fish finder and GPS are easy to use and helped us find fish. There is plenty of room for 4 or maybe even 5 guys to fish.
    We slid up on at least 8 big spots of boiling tuna throughout the day although we were only able to land one 22 lb Yellowfin. We cant blame that on the boat though. Before we left the harbor I was afraid we wouldn't be able to find fish but this Parker will find fish. I guess it's up to the fishermen at that point.
    At the end of the day we returned to the harbor and Joshua was there waiting. The boat ran great and we had no problems- just a great day on the water.
    I will definitely be using Joshua's Parker 21 again.


  • 1st time with boatbound here. I was looking to get out on the water and get the poles bent, to get away from working on my own project boat. All I can say is I thought that Joshua's 21ft Parker going on not even a days notice was to good to be true! Lemme tell you I was wrong! Joshua contacted me within 20 minutes of the Request and helped me get the rental started, being my first time with BoatBound. He even discussed different spots he or I knew and what's been working lately. 15hrs after I originally requested the rental we were on the sturdiest center console with what felt like the deck space of a 25+ foot boat. Rigged up with absolutely anything you need out on the water. Of course the cherry on the cake was how this boat barely even sipped the massive 99gallon tank, which only cost us around $60 for over 68miles! Without out a doubt the best boat for local-offshore fishing a man can take out for local San Diego fishing.


  • Terrific experience with Josh. He had boat set up, clean, ready to go. I took my kids out for the day and we were on the water in no time. Our day was windy which gave us some good swells and the Parker 21 handled it very well. I would highly recommend Josh and his boat to anyone that wants to get out on the water to fish or just enjoy being out on the water. This boat is made to fish. Thanks Josh for a great experience. We will definitely do this again.


  • It was my first time renting from Boatbound. I can absolutely say that not only will i be back, I will definitely be back renting from Joshua. Excellent communication and attention to detail! He really asked me what kind of day we were looking for, and tailored our around that. We arrived at the launch ramp at 6:30am. Joshua quickly put the boat in the water. BTW, there is a pay parking lot right next to the ramp! He carefully explained the operation of the beautiful boat, including all of the electronics. He was kind enough to put in the gps coordinates of where i had told him we wanted to fish; plus a bunch more of his "secret spots"! We had an amazing day and caught many fish! when we wrapped up our awesome day, we stopped at the gas dock and topped it off (it sips fuel and runs like a swiss watch), then on to the ramp, where Joshua was waiting. I drove the boat right onto the trailer, and Joshua pulled it up. once back onshore, we did a quick walk around the boat, shook hands and parted ways. As an added bonus, Joshua handed me a pound of mahi mahi filets that he had all vacuum sealed for me ( i cannot promise you will get this part). In closing, i just want to thank Joshua for a great day with me and my two boys. your attention to detail, along with your outstanding service made for a perfect day. I HIGHLY recommend not only BOATBOUND, just also Joshua's ' CC Parker. I hope the caledar doesn't fill up too fast, because we have many more trips in the works! Thanks again, T.Dennis