Ben

5.0/5 stars 28 reviews
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About Ben

“I've been boating since 1994, at Columbia Island Marina since then. I'm very social and enjoy meeting new people in this wonderful hobby of ours.”


Aboard since 2015

From Reston, VA

Reviews of Ben (28)


  • This was my 2nd time renting with Ben. Had an amazing time as usual. Very friendly and great service


  • Great boat in every way! Ben is really helpful with orientation and docking.


  • Ben was an amazing host!! Very knowledgeable about the area!! We had a really great time can’t wait to book again!


  • Ben was great - boating was great - went as a family of 4 including 2 young kids who both had an amazing time. Would definitely do again - maybe sans kids next time :) - highly recommend


  • Booked Ben's boat for a birthday celebration and could not have asked for a better time! Pickup went smoothly, and we anchored in the river for floating and enjoying the afternoon. Would definitely recommend, and am looking forward to boating again with Ben!


  • Everyone loved Ben. He is definitely the bomb.com everything about our boating experience was excellent, my husband will always remember his 40th Birthday surprise. Thanks Ben!!


  • Had a great time on Ben's boat and Ben was a great host. We did a lazy day in the river just below Georgetown and floated around and did a BBQ. If you going to do this bring your own blow ups. We BBQ and the grill was great and you need bring your own food, condiments, plates etc
    Was a great, relaxing day on the Potomac and we will do again in the future


  • Ben was fantastic and me and my friends had a blast on the boat. We went for half a day to celebrate my birthday and everyone in my party had so much fun! Thank you so much for making my 28th birthday super memorable! The boat was perfect and Ben gave us a great experience around DC.


  • Rented the boat with Ben as Captain on Mother's day. Ben is an amazing guy. Very laid back and accommodating. He took us around from near the Pentagon to National Harbor and we docked at the Wharf to eat dinner. Very nice experience. Would highly recommend Ben.


  • He was great, friendly, low key. Boat was clean, well appointed with conveniences. Very tolerant of our teen's choice in music. Directions clear and easy to follow.


  • Ben was excellent! The Boat was excellent! The trip was excellent! If I were turning 40 a second time, I would rent this boat all over again. Thanks Ben!


  • We had a great time with Ben on his boat! There was 9 of us and it didn't feel crowded at all. We road around the Potomac and then went swimming in the water. Ben was in touch with me before/during the trip and even took pictures for the group! I highly recommend going with Ben!


  • Ben was super sweet, laid back and awesome!

    Ben accommodated my friends and I perfectly even though he was pretty booked up. He picked us up on time, gave all of us helpful directions on how to find the boat, and let us all have a great time. My friends were so please with his services that they also exchanged information with him.

    I look forward to using Ben's services again. I would highly recommend him.

    Thanks again for everything!


  • Ben was great - super flexible on planning an easy to work with. The pics don't do justice to the size/comfort of the boat; there is tons of space and a wonderful time was had by all!


  • We celebrated my husband's 40th birthday on Ben's boat, and couldn't have had a better experience. Not only was Ben an excellent captain and guide, but we all enjoyed his company too. His boat is attractive and clean, and had everything we needed to make for an wonderful celebration. Many of our guests had never been out on the river despite living in DC for years, and they were excited to see the monuments from the water, check out the fancy yachts at Georgetown's harbor, and get a chance to take a dip in the river near the scenic Three Sisters islands.
    The whole experience from my initial contact with Ben to the party itself was smooth and easy. My husband and our guests were very impressed, and very eager to book another outing soon!


  • I had the pleasure of celebrating my wife's 31 birthday over memorial day weekend and rented Captain Ben and his nice clean boat as the pinnacle of the celebration. My guest and I were extremely pleased with the service provided by Captain Ben. His boat is super for a great outing. Captain Ben is so customer focused and makes it his main priority to ensure that your experience is high level. We will definitely do it again with Captain Ben....

    Ed and Cami


  • Enjoyed my birthday boat last year and all my friends had a great time. Would totally book again. Between hospitality and spaciousness, my birthday was made!


  • Ben and his boat was great. Ben was very fun and professional. The boat was in great condition and very clean. Plenty of space


  • Ken has an awesome boat in Arlington that made for a great day on the river. It has an excellent sound system, great navigation and is easy to operate. Ken's communication was excellent, and he was very accommodating. I definitely recommend Ben and his boat!


  • I had a great experience renting Ben's Chaparral. Ben couldn't have been better to work with and the boat is a beautiful boat. The boat was extremely well maintained, performed great, and had every amenity you can think of. Ben was extremely helpful throughout the entire process -- from the booking through the return. The location of the boat is also perfect. It turned out to be a really nice day for cruising around up and down the Potomac -- to Georgetown, over to yards park, and some cruising along the way. I can't say enough about how great Ben was to work with or how nice the boat was. I'm looking forward to taking it out again.


  • Ben is awesome. I have rented his boat twice and it has been a great experience


  • Ben and Amy were awesome. We cannot wait to rent from them again. We had a blast...


  • This was a great trip. I took my family out for the day. Had lunch at the national harbor. Ben was awesome. He met me early to get familiar with the boat. Boat ran perfect. I will be booking again in the near future


  • Ben was a gracious host. He was very accommodating when we forgot our lunch. He took us to the food truck in the water. We look forward to renting his boat again.


  • Friends and I had an amazing time on Bens boat. Everything was in working order and Ben provided great guidance and was fun to hang out with. I would def rent this boat again!


  • Ben was a great host and the boat was perfect. Everything worked without issue, the boat was very clean and we had a great time. The weather could not have been better too! Definitely would recommend renting Ben's boat to others and look forward to booking again.


  • Ben was extremely helpful throughout the processing of renting his boat - from responding to our original inquiry, to coordinating the logistics, to meeting us on our day of departure...he made it very simple and we really enjoyed using his beautiful boat