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About Reuben

“As owner of Captain Newport, I pride myself on giving my clients an experience of a lifetime. Everybody needs some vitamin sea in their life and we are here to provide that and then some. Come aboard one of our amazing luxury yachts and enjoy some fun in the sun! You never know you may see some whales, dolphins, catch some fish, or even get a great tan! ”

Aboard since 2015

From Newport Beach, CA

Reviews of Reuben (64)

  • Turned into all aboard great Captain!

  • Reuben was great and a pleasure to work with. He was responsive and got me all the details I needed. Captain Mike was perfect and the boat was beautiful. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a day cruise.

  • Amazing experience. Highly recommend Reuben and his fleet. Easy booking, fast communication, and had a blast on the boat.

  • We had a great day on the boat! Reuben was very easy to work with, Captain Peg (Mike) had the boat ready to go, and the boat was really nice, ran well, and we had so much fun, we will definitely do it again!

  • Great trip to Laguna Beach area with Ruben’s boat! Nice boat nice service!!

  • Reuben is an incredibly friendly, helpful, kind and considerate business owner. He puts his customers first and nothing is too difficult to solve. Renting with Reuben is guaranteed to be maximum fun and minimum hassle. Thanks Reuben!

  • I rented one of Reuben's boats and when it came time to get the boat I rented, the boat had an issue, so Reuben gave me a newer boat for the same price which was very nice of him. Staff is friendly and Reuben's boats are in good shape. Had a blast

  • It was my birthday and We had a celebration on the boat. It was a perfect experience! The yacht looks brand new. It has two floors. And we can enjoy the landscapes from different viewpoints. There were dolphins, and it was the first time I saw dolphins on a boat. Love it so much! And I could connect the Bluetooth on the boat to play music. This activates the atmosphere. Captain Thomas and his crew are great people! They are nice and friendly! They also helped us to clean up the trash! Overall, I would never forget about this experience! Highly recommend!

  • 100% as advertised. Got exactly what we requested. Everyone had a great experience.

  • Wonderful time thanks to Tom and his team! The boat has great accommodations, it's well kept and there's plenty of areas to hang out depending on what you want to do. They also made it a point to keep an eye out for sealife and we were able to see a few different dolphin pods! It was a great experience all together, Tom made it really easy to plan and was great fun on the boat, definitely plan to come back.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 14th

    The boat was in good condition and the owner was easy to deal with, especially considering the late booking. Overall it was a great time!

  • I celebrated my 30th Birthday on the Prestige. Me and my friends had an amazing time! It was a perfect day to be out on the water, we got lucky and saw a large group of dolphins. The boat was beautiful inside and out. Captain Tom and Guy were very kind and helpful which made the whole experience that much better. I’m very happy I went with the Prestige ⚓️👍🏼😊

  • We had an amazing time on this beautiful Yacht. Perfect day on the water. Captain Tom and his crew were great! Took care of all our needs and found a huge pod of dolphins that seemed to swim with us for an hour. We loved every minute of it! The yacht was beautiful! I can't wait to book again!

  • Great experience, amazing time on the boat.

  • The Formula 330 SS was great. We enjoyed a nice day trip out to Cat Island. Great experience renting from Reuben and Company! We will definitely do it again!

  • Fantastic service from Murray at the dock and the quick response by Reuben when we made the reservation will be the reason I go back!! Only issue was getting the trim to work on the boat otherwise was a great experience.

  • Awesome experience thank you!

  • Absolutely the best boating adventure!! Thanks for your excellent customer experience Reuben in recommending the Harbor Grill in Dana Point. We had a great time on the waters! Cheers!

  • Very memorable trip to Catalina.

  • Reuben the owner was great to work with, very friendly to set up the boat rental. His assistant Murray was very friendly and went through the boat safety items. Boat operated well, however the knot meter and depth sounder were not working. They should be fixed. 4-6 foot swells in ocean were easily handled, plenty of power, even though only a single screw.

  • I got to celebrate my birthday on Reuben’s amazing boat. Had the greatest time I wish my friends and I could do that every weekend. Our captain was also really awesome. The experience was all around perfect, and one of the best times my friends and I have had for a while. Book this boat you really won’t regret it.

  • Boat was clean and ready to go, friendly crew to help with orientation, I’ll charter with him again definitely !

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 31st

    Incredible experience! Great boat and Rick is a fantastic captain. Thank you guys very much.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 02nd

    Very nice boat and oner

  • Had a GREAT experience with Reuben and Captain Rick at Captain Newport! I highly recommend these guys, they have a variety of boats and are very professional to work with. Had a great time watching whales and dolphins play.
    I highly recommend to anyone looking to rent a boat in Newport!

  • This is a late comment but really wanted to leave a good review for Reuben! My friends and I rented this boat in August 2016 and LOVED it!! It was a total of 8 of us plus we had a captain, and the size of the boat was perfect! It allowed us to hang out all at once and also gave space to have our separate areas to mingle in smaller groups. We rented if for the entire day and thought that was the right amount of time for a us. Our captain was very chill! He joined in on the fun but never crowded us. Would definitely recommend this boat, owner, and captain anytime! We hope to do it again in the future!!

  • This was our first experience using "Boatbound" and it was great. Reuben quick to respond and easy to work with. He gave us clear directions and helped make our day a pleasant one! The boat was beautiful. It was sparkling clean and all ready for us. We were met at the bridge and escorted to the 260 Sundancer at the Marina. The process was simple. We'd love to rent a boat from Reuben again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 20th

    The boat was great, Reuben was easy to deal with, we where a bit late and he was easy to accommodate use.

  • Amazing, had to being with that since this adventure was nothing less than that! The boat ran awesome! It was very clean, comfortable and just over all amazing! Ruben made everything very easy for me especially since I did book it just hours prior to going out in it.
    Very fast sturdy even in rough choppy seas, I got to Catalina in just 45 minutes.
    Highly recommend!! Thank you Ruben!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 31st

    I rented Reuben's boat for my birthday. It was my first time renting a boat. Reuben is very friendly and made the whole boat rental process a smooth and stress-free experience. He showed my friends and I how to safely operate the boat before we left. He gave me a call during the trip to make sure we were doing OK. I would definitely recommend you to rent one of his boats!

  • After easy contact with Reuben Pasandi, I arranged for a 1/2 day rental of a Sea Ray Sundancer 27' cruiser out of Newport Beach. Since I'm a relative newbie to boating I requested a sea-going guru to show me the ropes and take me and my wife out on our shakedown cruise. Capt. Rick motored up to our take-off point right on time and after walking me through a pre-flight of the engine and other systems, and a review of safety procedures, gave me the helm while keeping a watchful eye on our exiting the harbor. And once we hit the open seas it was nothing but outstanding as we opened her up and headed south to Laguna, with a few check maneuvers on the way. I'm looking forward to my solo flight in the near future. Thanks guys.

    Mason Lewis

  • I looked at at many rental sites before renting from Reuben.He is the man! He made boating without the hassles!We booked a 4 person trip for 8 hours and we had a blast! The weather was absolutely perfect when we went so that was a nice bonusI We rented his (Sun Dancer 260) to celebrate life and had some special guests with me on this day. It was such an amazing experience being able to sail out into seas and enjoy the beauty of nature. The yacht was perfect for the amount of people I invited and they all had the time of their life as well. We took so many pictures to capture the new memories I will treasure forever. Thanks to, Rueben, owner of the yacht, who assisted us before our way out to seas. This was the first time I rented a yacht like this one, but definitely not the last. We'll have to do this more often. Thanks again! Master Leonard Wayne PhD--

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 03rd

    We had a incredibly great time. The 2013 Sea Ray 260 Sundance was a great bad and we had no problems with the boat. Reuben was a great host and was very helpful and nice. The boat was clean and well taken care of. I would defiantly recomend renting a boat from Reuben. I am excited for my next venture and I will absolutely go back to Ruben

  • Both Reuben and Joe were great. Will for sure rent from them again. Boat was in great condition. Highly recommend them.

  • The Sea Ray was fantastic! Like new condition. It was perfect for our day trip to Catalina. Reuben was very pleasant to deal with.

  • Great experience. Boat was very nice and clean, excellent condition. Staff was very helpful and all the process was very easy and fast. Thanks a lot. Definitely recommend it!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 05th

    So I rent the boat from Reuben for my birthday we had so much fun it was great experience for first time having a party on boat.Reuben is very friendly. He care about the customer to having a good time and for sure it wast my first and last time i will see him again and again
    Thank you Reuben

  • We rent the boat from Reuben. You can not ask for a better host. The boat was very clean and worked perfect. This is a very rare case where the picture actually shows the reality. So, yes, what you see in the pictures is what you will get.
    Reuben took the time to explain us everything regarding the boat and where should we go.
    We had an amazing experience and for sure we will come back to rent from him.
    Thank you Reuben.

  • I have to say my experience with Reuben, the boat, and the friendly captain Chris who chartered the the boat were all excellent. I would highly recomend Reuben and any of his boats or boat drivers. The boat was in mint condition, and the driver couldn't have been a friendlier guy. Reuben was also there to greet me and my friends, and to make sure everything was to my liking before we went out into the water. I will be using his services again!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 16th

    My partner and I had a great experience with Rueben and his 2013 Sea Say! Rueben was prompt in replying and always offered great customer service and superb advice. He set us up with his colleague Bill and we received wonderful instruction on how to use the boat. They really made me feel like I was the captain of the boat - which I appreciated (and it impressed my partner... I asked her to call me captain for the rest of the day!) We saw Newport Harbor, Emerald Bay, and Laguna Beach. We set anchor in Emerald Bay and just soaked up the sun on the boat and swam in the ocean. Wonderful experience! I would highly recommend it and I would like to do it again.

  • Boat was great. Reuben was attentive and accommodating. Cruising Newport Harbor and the Pacific was a wonderful time with beautiful views. Hope to do more next time and visit Catalina as well.


  • Perfect. Reuben responded quickly to our rental request, and the boat perfectly clean upon our arrival. The 2015 Sea Ray 260 was much newer and nicer than what you typically find in a rental fleet and even connected to our iPhone via Bluetooth so we could play our own music. Reuben took the time to go over everything on the boat and then helped us plan our itinerary. We spent a few hours touring the incredible harbor, had lunch on the boat, and then cruised down the coast to Laguna Beach and then Dana Point where we saw several grey whales! Afterwards, we made our way back to Newport and cruised into the marina at sunset. We will definitely rent from Reuben again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Feb. 27th

    First time user of Boatbound. Plenty of awesome reviews led me to Reuben and I can only add another 5 star review. What a great experience. His boats are beautiful. Seamless and extremely positive experience. Look forward to renting again with Reuben and his team. Friends from out of town had a blast. Definitely worth it.

    Thanks, Reuben!

  • I had a great time on this boat. Ariel, Ruben, & Jodi are all very accommodating.
    The boat was clean, well organized, worked great and I would rent again 10/10.

  • We had an amazing time! I would recommend this to everyone. Hope to be able to do this again soon.

  • Beautiful boat! New, fully loaded, easy to operate and exactly what I was looking for.
    Would rent again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 06th

    Excellent experience. We rented Reuben's boat for my birthday with 11 friends. Reuben advised 8 people for comfort, but we are a close group and although it was a little tight, 11 people fit fine for us. The service was fantastic. Rueben was responsive, friendly, on time, and the entire exchange was seemless. Boat was great - clean, ran well. My only recommendation is to bring your own speaker, as the system worked fine, but it was a bit quiet. Overall, great day and great experience.

  • Ariel was great. He was right on time to meet us, his boat was very clean, and he was really nice to work with. We enjoyed our time immensely!

  • Awesome boat, perfect for running over to Catalina, or cruising the harbor.

  • Just rented for a bday party 7/12/2015. Rarely write reviews, but I had too on this occasion. Renting a boat has never been so easy. Ariel and his team did an excellent job. The boat was flawless. It has an amazing sound system, really upgraded exterior/interior, and super easy to navigate. There boat was ready to go the minute I got there. Great for an ocean cruise or just parking in the middle of the bay and relaxing. Ariel and his crew went above and beyond with service. I swear it was easier than renting a car. Thank guys, will be booking again soon.

  • Ariel was great at communicating and the boat is beautiful. But at $715 plus gas for the day at $120 and captain charging $280 for 7 hours, it is well over a grand when all is said and done.

    The captain had very little knowledge of the boat and there were a few minor issues but overall it was relatively smooth.

    Expected more for the price we were paying, but can't complain too much because it was a busy holiday (4th of July).

  • Another great rental with Ariel. This boat feels brand new... and the stereo is awesome. If you're looking to cruise around Newport in style, this boat will do the trick.

    Highly recommend!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 13th

    We rented this boat for my wife's birthday and had a blast. We comfortably fit 6 people all day . The boat is very clean an everything worked perfectly. The cabin is comfortable and spacious. My wife and I stayed on the boat overnight. Reuben was very friendly and promptly answered questions (via text) while were out on the water. Can't say enough nice things about Reuben or this boat. Stop thinking about it and just book it. You won't regret it.

  • This boat was brand new and absolutely immaculate! If you want a boat that will make people look while you cruise around Newport, this boat is it. This boat is docked right by Cannery Row, so you can motor over to any one of the restaurants/bars easily.

    Ariel made the experience amazing. He met us down at the marina, walked us through all the details to make sure we were comfortable using it and even had it stocked with water and drinks.

    I would recommend this boat and will definitely be back on it in the next few weeks.

    Ariel was super friendly and extremely accommodating to my friends and I. We wanted to rent the boat for 10 hours and get an early start. Ariel said no problem and was waiting bright and early at the beautiful boat, He even helped us load our stuff on-board. The Boat was clean, almost too clean as we joked about not wanting to get it dirty. The cabin was comfortable and provided all of us a place to get out of the sun and rest. The boat operated perfectly and handled the crossing to Catalina with no issues. Ocean conditions were not "ideal", a bit windy and the swell was on the larger side, but the boat cut through and easily held 20 knots.

    I would definitely recommend renting this boat to anyone and plan on renting it myself again.

    Thanks Ariel!!! I will be back.

  • Reuben, you are the man. Very friendly, helpful and the vessel was mechanically sound and quite awesome. Thank you.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 03rd

    This was my first boatbound rental. I had such a great experience renting this boat! Reuben was super friendly and responsive and the boat is as the pictures show - sleek, clean and awesome. We took my mother in law on the boat with our kids to celebrate her birthday and it was such a unique and awesome time. Packed up lunch and snacks and cruised around the bay. One tip to look out for around Newport Bay is the narrow side of Bay Island. There's a low footbridge that's too low for the antenna to get through so just go around the main side. That's probably obvious to most people but it wasn't to me :) anyway, rent this boat, it's awesome.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Feb. 22nd

    Reuben was very accommodating and the boat was perfect for our day on the water! I would rent from him again without reservation.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jan. 08th

    Reuben and his excellent SeaRay are first class!
    Prompt communication and very accommodating, definitely recommended.

  • 4/5 stars (4/5)
    Sep. 14th

    Reuben was very easy to deal with and replied within minutes.

    The boot still looks like new an was perfectly cleaned. Unfortunately the engine had some sensor problems and would not exceed 2500rpm which did not allow it to go on plane.

    If the engine is fixed this is a great boat to rent.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 13th

    Great rental experience with Reuben. Boat was great and he was informative, helpful and easy going. We will rent from him again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 18th

    Reuben, the owner, was helpful and friendly. He had no problem with us extending the time on the rental. The boat is outstanding! We had no problems what so ever. Took the boat to Catalina area and San Clemente with no problems. A must get, if you get the opportunity.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 21st

    Reuben was a great owner. He had the boat very clean and gave us great advice on where to go as it was our first time in Newport. Very easy to work with.