Michael

5.0/5 stars 29 reviews
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  • 10
    Years Boating

About Michael

“I live in the Bay area and enjoy sailing, boating, and fishing on the SF Bay. My Boston Whaler 270 Outrage is a safe and reliable "unsinkable legend". I bought it for its versatility, safety and reliability.”


Aboard since 2014

From Novato, CA

Reviews of Michael (29)


  • A fairly new boat, fully equipped and in excellent condition, exactly as advertised. Very powerful and with top of the line electronics. Had much greater capabilities than we could use. Mike took us out on the bay and spent the time we needed to become familiar with the boat. We then dropped him off at the slip and went back out for the remainder of the day. Unfortunately it was a very windy and choppy day so we did not get as much use out of the rental as we had hoped. Also, there was a mix-up on the start time so Mike was about 45 min. late, which he apologized for. Otherwise, a very positive experience.


  • Rented a boat for the first time via boatbound and I couldn't have been happier with this decision. A big thank you to Michael for renting the Boston Whaler to us. Michael, you rock. Very helpful advice and very approachable.

    I think the most comforting thing was having a direct line to contact him in case of any questions or concerns came around.

    Had a great time. Would most definitely recommend and rent from again!


  • Great experience! Highly recommend renting from Michael. I am a repeat renter and will continue to rent from him in the future. His boats are well maintained, incredibly stout in our waters, and he makes the process simple and straightforward. 6 out of 5 stars!


  • Always a great experience!
    I am a repeat renter and will continue to rent from Michael. His boats are unbeatable when it comes to the ideal vessel for our Bay Area waters. He has a fleet of well maintained, incredibly sea worthy Whalers great for a wide variety of water activities. His customer service makes the process simple, straight forward, and hassle free. I highly recommend renting from Michael. 6 out of 5 stars!


  • Super easy to organize. Someone was there to show us the boat and everything we needed to know. Tidy boat, will rent again.


  • This was a fantastic experience. Michael was great, he made the process fluid and easy. The boat was in great shape, and was perfect for our day on the bay. It's comfortable, stable, fast and just the right size for the area. We went out and saw dolphins near the golden gate, went to angel island, took the boat up under the richmond bridge to the light house, then back to Tiburon for some food at Sam's. All-in-all, it was an epic day. We will definitely be back to rent from Mike again. Thank you!!


  • Michael was easy to work with and provided our group with an awesome boat for the day! Looking forward to renting from him again soon.


  • The reviews are consistent with Mike's great response and attention to detail. His Boston Whaler 21 footer was super stable on the Bay and in great shape. We hope to rent from him again!


  • Fantastic clean fast boat. The engine started right up without a problem and the boat ran cleanly through flat water and chop. Michael was also very helpful in getting us set up.


  • We had a great time. Michael walked us through everything we needed to know, and the boat was great out on the Bay.


  • Michael's Outrage is the perfect boat for the San Francisco Bay. Strong and stable when it's rough and smooth/fun when it's calm. Really enjoyed using this boat to cruise me and the kids around Tiburon, Sausalito and to go back and forth to San Francisco. Made for a great few days! Michael was easy to work with on the logistics and very easy on the return. Overall, a great experience which I would highly recommend.


  • Definitely 5 stars - My friends and I had an amazing time. Michael was very accommodating and made sure our trip goes smoothly. Our Captain Steve was awesome ... Highly recommended


  • Michael was great- very helpful and accommodating. The boat was in great shape and was the perfect way to cruise San Francisco Bay with my wife and daughter. I couldn't have been more pleased!


  • Had a great time, everything was very easy and smooth. Boat was in great shape and captain was top notch.


  • Knowledgeable, easy going, flexible.


  • Great rental. Boat was clean, fully equipped, and in perfect working order. Michael was prompt and provided full explanation of all systems. Will definitely rent again.


  • Great experience. The boat is really nice, and Michael is responsive.


  • Had a great day on the bay with Mike's Boston Whaler! The enclosing was really nice when the wind picked up and the boat was fantastic. Would definitely rent from Mike again.


  • This was a fantastic time. Great, solid, clean boat and a great value. The cabin area and canvas enclosure were key and helped on the Bay. I would definitely rent this boat and from Mike again.


  • This boat had all of the equipment we could ask for. It took a few minutes to locate where everything was, but then all was great. The written instructions from Michael were very good. He also provided instructions on how to bring the boat back into his slip. The handling of the boat while we toured San Francisco Bay was superb. It was solid, and very comfortable. I would definitely rent this boat again.


  • He was great and easy to work with! All communications were fairly quick and we really enjoyed our day. The 27' Whaler Outrage was great - would highly recommend it!


  • Perfect day on the Bay on a perfect boat. Michael is fantastic to work with and I'd definitely rent this boat again!


  • Where to begin - I rented Michael's Whaler last minute for my first time as a BoatBound user. I expressed my needs and wants and within no time Michael responded with eagerness to fulfill my request. I was blown away by the experience. Great customer service all around, but especially from Michael. The 27' Whaler Outrage if you don't know is probably in the top 5 most Ideal boats for the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Michael's whaler was no exception. The boat was sound and reliable inside and out. No issues whatsoever. It was a great time. I look forward to renting in the future! Best, and thanks again Michael!
    Connor & Sarah


  • Great experience. It was a classic "three-hour tour" of the SF Bay with some friends--ended better than the Gilligan's Island one! Fantastic boat, and great service from Michael. It's a lot of boat for the money. I would gladly rent from Michael again.


  • Michael was great! He was honest, reliable, and easy to deal with. His boat was turn key and a solid ride through the bay. We will for sure be contacting Michael in the future for any day trips in the bay!


  • Michael is fantastic. He took me out on the checkout for an hour and we had a great time. He showed me how to work the boat so that I felt 100% comfortable and then I took my family out. The boat is incredibly resp


  • I rented this boat again for two great day of Salmon fishing. Such a solid boat, with great music set up, all of the rods and reels you need, this thing is dialed in!


  • Fantastic boat. Great owner who spent the time to walk through all of the details for operating the boat the day before the trip. The boat was clean and detailed, a perfect boat for the Bay Area. We had a fantastic time, and will definitely rent again from Michael.


  • Great boat. Great owner. Great experience! Thanks for everything. Scott