Aboard since 2014
From San Diego, CA
Not a good communicator. Wouldn’t agree to rent boat until day of rental due to his concerns about weather (turned out to be a great day).
The boat is older than in the pictures and the captain’s chair was broken. He mentioned he was planning on getting it fixed. The speedometer worked half the time and the fuel gauge is inaccurate. I put 40 gallons worth of fuel in the boat, (which was read from the pump gauge) when I returned it to Girard, the gauge displayed ”37” gallons. A week later, I was charged an additional $50 for fuel. Unless the gas is now $16/gallon, I believe this renter is dishonest. I will not be renting from him again.
Gerald was great! Super easy launch/dock from mission bay. The boat was easy to maneuver but had the 250hp engine if we wanted to get some speed. Gerald also gave us a recommendation to dock at a marina nearby for lunch which was fantastic! Highly recommend this boat.
This was a great experience in every way. Gerald was right on time and offered suggestions to help make our day totally wonderful. The boat is spacious, fast, and a wonderful ride! We will definitely rent the Kayot from Gerald again!
I wanna thanks Gerald, we had a great time everything went smoothly, Gerald was an excellent choice for a boat rental super cool guy, great person easy to deal with. Boat was clean, performed well, and easy to operate.TONS of fun, and the sound system is amazing too.
See you next time.
Awesome boat! Very comfortable with plenty of room. Great setting set up. Lots of storage space to put all our gear. Plenty of power for wakeboarding and tubing. Very quiet engine, which I was very surprised about--actually quieter than our own boat's inboard/outboard! Wake tower and tow clips located perfectly for towing. Can't wait to rent this boat again! Thanks Gerald! Couldn't have been better!
Worth every penny! Gerald was fantastic! He responded quickly and was incredibly helpful. He had great suggestions on where to cruise and even where to dock for lunch. The boat is absolutely gorgeous and fast, we had a party of five which left us with ample space. The next time we go we plan on bringing a few more. We can’t wait to rent with him again.
Gerald was absolutely fantastic to rent from. Was early to the dock and explained the do’s and dont’s. Had great recommendations for lunch in the bay. The boat itself is great. Roomy and will get up and go! Would highly recommend Gerald and his Kayot Super Dek anytime!!
We had a fantastic day on the Bay with the Kayot 226. Gerald was pleasent to deal with; brought the boat on time and went over everything we needed to know as first time boaters on Mission Bay, including places to pull up to dock for lunch. The boat has all the power anyone would need and handles easily. Great way to experience San Diego Boating without investing in a boat. We'll do it every summer from now on.
Gerald was great to deal with. He accommodated our many change requests without any fuss, and is an overall great person to rent from. The boat was exactly what we were looking for, a TON of fun, and the sound system is amazing too. Will definitely rent from him again.
Boat ran well. It was a bit dirty when we got it and had to do some litter clean up. Probably from the last rental. Fuel payment at the end was a bit tricky. Would like more of a clearer idea of how much fuel will be needed and the pricing. Overall, just ok for the price.
Flawless afternoon, fantastic boat. Gerald was very flexible and easy to communicate with. On time for launch and pickup, had great knowledge of the bay waters. Also offered to pick us up in downtown and drive us back to our cars-- we didnt end up doing that but what a guy! Boat worked great, slightly rough around the edges but perfect for what we were looking for. The front area turns into a bed/tanning deck if you choose, and there's a table that can pop up if you like. We had 12 girls on board and felt there was plenty of room. Thanks Gerald!
I only have the very best things to say about Gerald and his boat. He made everything so simple and seamless, was very communicative and the whole experience was just wonderful. If you're looking for a good sized boat to take out on the bay for a good time, rest assured that Gerald will take care of you. THANK YOU! :)
My first boat bias experience with Geral was amazing! I had a cousin coming in to town and I wanted him to experience San Diego on the water. I am so lucky I found boat bound and Gerald! He was on time both dropping off and picking up the boat, gave a great run through of how the boat worked, and made sure everything was working perfectly before we got on. The price and the service was definitely 5 stars and I will be renting from Gerald again! Thank you so much!
I had family visiting from out of state and they all thanked me for one of the best vacations ever. Easy and fast communication with the owner. Flexible pickup/drop off times. Fun all-around boat with power; we used it pull a few people on a Tube. Plenty of room and comfort. Supplies all of the amenities: ice cooler, life jackets and wakeboard. Boat is well-maintained and cared for. Will definitely consider renting this boat again. Thank you, Gerald.
This was easier then I expected. He has the boat tied off at the dock waiting for you. You get in, he covers all you're basic needs and you drive away. The boat is fast and it has lots of room. My kids LOVED it. Was a perfect day. We learned how to wake board.
What a great boat. Had an amazing time out on Mission Bay with a cruise towards La Jolla. Gerald is great to deal with and knows the spots well to visit. We had 8 on the boat and there was plenty of room. Outboard is super quiet and can move. I am looking forward to booking again while we are still here in SD.
Family had a great 4th of July weekend thanks to Gerald. He was extremely accommodating assisting us with all the small issues that arise from renting on a very busy holiday weekend. He was on time and the boat had no issues. We took his advice on where to visit and what to avoid. Gerald knows that area like the back of his hand so make sure you listen to him when he makes recommendations. Overall a very smooth experience and we will rent from him again in the future.
Had a great day using Gerald's boat - thank you!
We met at 9:00 AM in Mission Bay as planned and were out fishing after a thorough run through of the boat's operations. Everything worked as described, the boat was very roomy and clean with more than enough power to make great time to Coronado for lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and will look forward to renting this boat again on our next trip down to San Diego.
Robert & Atty
Great Day on the water. Gerald was on time, launched the boat, and gave great instructions and ideas for the day. We had a blast cruising around Mission bay for almost 10 hours. Would love to rent this boat again. Thanks Gerald!
Gerald was easy to work with and very responsive from the initial inquiry through the day of the rental. He was very easy going and accommodating. We simply told him the time and are we wanted to launch from and he met us there.
The boat itself was a nice deck boat. It was showing its age somewhat with the cushions and exterior. The 250 HP engine was great and had plenty of power. The boats ride was smooth, stable and roomy. Overall we had a great experince on the boat and would definitely rent from Gerald again.
Amazing boat. Comfortable, lots of room for passengers and storage, fast. Nice for a relax cruise and really fun while tubing. Gerald even let us use his tube. Boat was already on the water ready to go as scheduled and pick up was right on time. Gerald is a really easy going guy. All my questions were answered before and on the day of the rental. Great boat. Great owner. I will be renting this boat in the near future. I highly recommend.
Had a fantastic day on mission bay. boat run and performed perfectly. Gerald was on time with the launch and was there for pick it up within 15-20 minutes. Rates were very reasonable. Gerald was a great host and made our experience very enjoyable and problem free. Boat had everything needed for the day on the bay, very comfortable. i will defiantly rent from him again.
Thanks for every thing Gerald , it was a pleasure.
Amazing Day- Amazing Boat! We rented a Kayot boat from Gerald for a day on Mission Bay to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Gerald made the rental process easy, he met us right on time, had the boat in the water quickly, it was stocked with a cooler and ice, and he was there to pick up the boat when we were finished. The boat was clean and in great condition with everything we needed. We definitely want to rent from him again. A+
My daughter and her friends her home for spring break this week. We had 10 people on the boat and it was very comfortable. The kids wake boarded and tubed around Mission Bay. After everyone was worn out we cruised out of the bay for a trip to San Diego harbor. Awesome day, awesome boat, and Gerald was a great host. He dropped the boat off in Mission Bay and picked it up at Shelter Island in San Diego harbor. We will rent the boat again for sure.
A perfect boat for a full day on San Diego bay - it was big enough to handle the afternoon chop and wakes, small enough to maneuver easily in small channels. The big outboard had a lot of get up and go and was very quiet. The boat was very comfortable - we had 6 onboard and had plenty of room to spread out and relax. Gerald was right on time for launch and even accommodated our special launch request - the whole process was very easy and stress free. Fuel consumption was also very good. Don't hesitate to rent this boat - it's a great rate and Gerald was great to work with - we look forward to renting it again and to another perfect day on the bay!
My son and I spent the day cruising around San Diego bay. Gerald's boat is awesome. It is a hybrid. Its get got the comfort and versatility of a deck boat with a 250hp four stroke outboard. The boat is fast and handles the chop surprisingly well. Plenty of storage and seating. Gerald was a great host launching the boat where we asked and picking us up within minutes of our call. Looking forward to many more days.
We had a great day on the water. The owners were very easy/flexible to work with and responsive to our questions. They had the boat ready and waiting for us when we arrived and were there right away to pick it up once we returned. We definitely will be renting from Gerald and Jessica again. Thanks so much for a great day.
My wife and I had a great time on San Diego bay using this boat. It is exactly as advertised, nice boat, easy to drive, nice and fast.
Logistics were super easy as well. Owners are super flexible on where and when you can pick up the boat and when to drop off.
Highly recommended, great rental.
Best time ever!!!!
Thank you Jessica and Gerald! You are beyond awesome!
The boat was fun and the experience was one to not be forgotten. We rented from Mission Bay and it was awesome from start to finish. The boat was beautiful and very clean.
I highly recommend renting from this wonderful couple!!
This boat was awesome. I decided to rent this boat to spend the day with my brother and his friends for his bachelor party and it was perfect. There were 9 of us and we had pleanty of room. We spent the day on Mission Bay wakeboarding and tubing and could not have been happier. Would definitely recommend this boat. It is very clean, super fast, and quiet! The sound system was great as well. The owners arrived on time ready to launch and were there right on time when we were ready to leave. 5/5
We came to San Diego for vacation and found this website for boat rentals. The Kayot is by far the biggest and newest boat we rented and the price is definitely affordable. The owners are nice and helpful, we had a blast! Definitely recommend!