“I grew up sailing small boats on Newport Bay in southern California and now I live on Clear Lake in northern California. Taking my kids and their friends out tubing or wake boarding is always lots of fun, as is a sunset cruise with my sweet wife. My goal for you as a guest is to have an easy day in the company of friends and family, enjoying the unique beauty of Clear Lake.”
Aboard since 2015
From Kelseyville, CA
Chris was fantastic and so was his boat! We had anticipated renting his boat and docking it where we were renting a house, but the dock ultimately wasn't stable and safe enough to dock the boat overnight. Each night, we were bale to pick Chris up and he dropped us back off at the dock. Each morning, Chris came to pick us up and let us use his boat for the day. Several men in our party wanted to fish early in the morning and he showed up at 5:30am (on the dot!) to let them fish. We used the water skis, fished off his boat, and cruised around Clear Lake. We really had a great time on his boat and felt very safe.
I highly recommend Chris and his boat. He is so incredibly accommodating and he is fantastic with communication. I would rent from him again and again. Thank you, Chris!
Christopher was an incredible boat host. Got exactly what I wanted plus some. Let me and my son finish our day of fishing without counting the clock. Seemed more interested in us enjoying our experience than financially benefiting from us. This was my first time on Boatsetter and I could not of asked for a better experience. Thank you Chris!
Our experience renting the boat from Chris was perfect and flawless. We had such a great time cruising around the lake, checking out the birds, and stopping several times for a cool dip in the lake. The real bonus was that Chris delivered the boat directly to our dock and dropped us off there at the end of the day. Very convenient and Chris is a super nice guy. I highly recommend using Chris for you Clearlake boating experience!
What a fantastic experience. Chris actually delivered the boat across the water to the dock of the place we were staying. He showed up right on time and his Four Winns was just as advertised - great condition! We rented it for a week and it ran flawlessly for us and had lots of power. It pulled a 210 lb. single skier right up in seconds. :) We knee boarded, we tubed, we toured, we had an absolute blast. Chris was waiting for me right at the agreed pickup time and the had back was a breeze. Chris is a super nice guy and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend Chris and his boat and will certainly be renting from him again.
It was super easy to get in touch and coordinate with Christopher. He was very flexible with the check-out time. The boat was exactly what we expected and in perfect condition. We asked Christopher for recommendations on Clear Lake and he pointed us to the marsh lands, which was really great for that day. We'll be back for another day on this boat and bring some friends.
What a great day! We decided to get out of the SF summer gloom at the last minute and Chris made it super easy. We drove up from SF in the am (~2hrs) and got there by 11. It's true what they say... when it's cloudy and gloomy in SF, it's beautiful everywhere else.
When we arrived, Chris had the boat fully gassed up and ready for us. The boat was in great shape, very clean, and an ideal boat to pull someone behind. They helped us inflate our tube, offered us a cooler, and gave us a quick run down of where to go and what to see. We definitely recommend heading to the south end of the lake for the view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The lake is one of the only lakes in CA where people own the shoreline, so there are boats, boathouses, and restaurants/bars right on the water. Four private islands have huge houses on them, and with state parks surrounding the lake, were blow away at what we'd found so close to SF. With a volcano in the middle, the scenery was something you felt like you'd see somewhere in South America. And, unlike most lakes in CA right now, was full.
After boating, we filled up the tank then had dinner at the Reel Inn. Food was great, and the view of the sunset on the lake was even better. We definitely wished we'd found a place to stay the night and do it again the next day.
We're already planning out next trip up to see Chris. This time we'll stay at one of the many places he owns on the water and make a weekend out of it!
Being from California and boating all over the state, it's crazy that I've never boated on Clearlake. Not only is it a beautiful drive from SF to the lake, but it's one of the few lakes