5.0/5 stars 18 reviews
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    Years Boating

About colin

“Grew up on beach in South Puget sound with smaller power boats. Started buying my own 17 years ago. Started with Bayliner 2556, Moved onto Lund 19, Finally North River 24 w/cuddy. I live in Bellingham, a rocks throw from the San Juans! The boat will be at Sandy Point summer of 2016, fyi.”

Aboard since 2014

From Bellingham, WA

Reviews of colin (18)

  • Great experience! Colin was fantastic to work with and very patient with me while training me on the operation of his boat.

  • We had a great experience with Colin. Communication was prompt, and he was extremely accommodating when we needed to modify our plan. The boat is meticulously clean and well maintained. Colin provided detailed Instructions regarding safety , operation., and navigation. This boat is roomy, comfortable , and well equipped . It is perfect for crabbing, even with 6 passengers on board. We will definitely be renting this boat again in the future!

  • Fun three day’s in the San Juan Islands, Swinohomish Channel, Deception, Cattle, Obstruction, Peavine, Thatcher Pass, Orcas & Sucia Is to name some of the places we saw. We tied up at Deer Hbr marina every night and spent the day running around the Islands. Very fast and comfortable boat, a little LOUD but very seaworthy in any condition. Best meal was at LaConner old town pub at end the of town, worth the walk. I will rent Colin boat again.

  • Colin and his boat were excellent. We had a great family trip out to the San Juans. Colin’s North River is perfectly set up for crabbing, fishing, and cruising the islands. It is in great condition and Colin did a good job communicating about the boat and schedule. Would definitely recommend and hope to rent again.

  • Great time on Colin’s boat! It’s reliable and got us out fishing in the San Juan’s in no time. I highly recommend.

  • Great boat and great experience! Thanks Colin!

  • We had a great time on board the Salish Sea for a 2 day cruise around the San Juan islands. Colin is a great owner - responsive to the necessary communications and he does a nice job of showing the boat, stressing the appropriate safety and comfort measures. We had smooth water on our cruise, and got to see how nicely this craft planes and turns. All in all a fast, elegant, safe, sturdy boat.
    Thanks again Colin - we'll be back!

  • My family and I took Colin's boat out for a week. Everything on the boat was well cared for and functioned well. Colin was accommodating and flexible to make our week-long trip possible. I look forward to doing this again, and highly recommend Colin and the Salish Siren.

  • This boat was in fantastic shape, clean, full with all of the items needed for a successful journey. The Boat ran great and was perfect size for our family. Colin was easy to work with and will likely rent from him again.

  • Great Trip! Great Boat! We had a great day in the San Juans on this boat. The boat ran great and is fully equipped with everything you need for a day in the islands. Colin was great to work with and I would definitely rent this boat again.

  • great experience with colin and his boat, very professional and courteous!
    very detailed and helpful with your planning, would recommend to anyone!
    thanks again Colin!

  • First class Owner first class boat. Colin is very accommodating, his boat is in top shape all systems worked flawlessly, and his processes to get you on the water are over the top. I would highly recommend Colin and his North River to anyone.

  • Colin is a great guy and we enjoyed our day on his boat. The boat met or exceeded all of our expectations. I wouldn't hesitate to rent it again and I know my two sons would love to take it out again. If you are looking to rent a boat, I highly recommend this one.

  • I'd highly recommend chartering from Colin. His boat is in fantastic condition and is just about indestructible. I had never chartered a North River boat before and having grown up on fiberglass boats with vinyl outdoor seats and carpeted floors I must say the aluminum North River was a refreshing alternative and worry-free surprise! Colin is a fantastic person to work with and is very responsive. Definitely rent this boat if it meets your needs!

  • Colin was great to work with and his boat is perfect for cruising N. Puget Sound. We had as many as 8 family members in the boat at any one time and it was comfortable for all with the addition of a few chairs on the back deck. The boat runs well and has all the necessary electronics for safe travel. Would definitely recommend this boat!

  • Awesome boat! It's set up great and handled our group for the day crabbing off Guemes Island. Colin was super to work with! Very responsive and loves his boat. Thanks!

  • Colin was very easy to work with. The boat is excellent for what we used it for: 7 people going out crabbing for the day. Very comfortable. Everything worked well. It was very well equipped. I would rent it again in a heartbeat.

  • This is a great boat for curuising and fishing in the San Juans. Colin was very easy going and the boat was in tip top shape. We had a great time and I would highly recommend others to do it!