“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
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!
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.
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!
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
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 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