“Ahoy! I love the Florida sun and our beautiful gulf of mexico Besides boating, I am also a certified yoga teacher and a licensed massage therapist”
Aboard since 2019
From Holiday, FL
Leslie was very patient with us, easy to work with, & responded promptly. She definitely knew her stuff and gave us some good "locals" advice. I appreciated a requirement for the safety training; it was a great refresher since we haven't boated in a while ourselves in Florida. I especially enjoyed the laminated maps, we used those throughout our entire trip. The boat was clean andin great working order - we had a wonderful time! We will definitely rent from her again!
Excellent rental. Owner (Leslie) was prompt, thorough and knowledgeable. She knows her stuff. I especially liked her laminated charts and clear explanations on navigating the area.
I can confidently say, you don’t need to have much experience when dealing with Leslie. She was clearly prepared for anything and made sure to leave us in the best possible position before our departure.
I would rent here again - no hesitation.
Leslie was super friendly and helpful. She explained everything we needed to know and answered any questions we had! Navigation from the bay to the ocean is a little tricky but she explained everything in person and had written directions and maps to help! Steering wheel is a little loose but ok once you get used to it. Would definitely recommend!
Fantastic experience. Leslie was very thorough with showing where all of the safety gear was. She was also prompt to respond (we asked to return early due to weather and she was awaiting our arrival). Great time! Thanks again Leslie!
We had a great afternoon on the water. Leslie explained everything to us and told us where to find the coolest islands with little beaches. Boat was very nice and easy to operate. It was also very easy to navigate out to the islands. Channels are clearly marked which made it very easy to navigate out and back. Would highly recommend renting from Leslie.
Was a great day . Everything went as planned and had no issues. Boat was clean and maintained and the best deal was gas included. Will definitely rent again . If your looking for a hassle free nice boat for the day this is it .
Had a blast running out to the barrier isles with the fam on Leslie's boat. Leslie was super easy to coordinate with and did a great job explaining everything we needed to know. No issues whatsoever with the boat itself as well. Would definitely rent from her again!
Leslie made our day on the water very enjoyable! Upon arrival, she made sure that we knew everything that we needed to know about the boat to be comfortable with running it. She also took the time to make sure to point out places where we would be able to go if we wanted to hop from island to island or just to pull in and have some food at one of the local restaurants. We will most certainly be renting from Leslie again when we are in town. Thanks Leslie for a GREAT day.
Leslie is awesome to work with. Definitely the quickest reply back. First timer on boatsetter and she made this very easy. It was a last minute decision to do this and we are very glad she had an opening for us so quick. We enjoyed our time on the waters and will definitely be returning. Best perks: Pets allowed and fuel included.
The rental process was extremely easy. Leslie was the only one who responded to us super quickly and we were able to secure the boat within an hour of us deciding that we wanted to rent one. Leslie was extremely knowledgeable and gave us great tips for riding around Tampa. She waited for us at the park and the hand off was again easy. She even let us take our Beagle on board with no hassles or questions. Although our old lady (beagle) is not doing so well after that whole ordeal. :( - it was very traumatic- so if you are thinking of bring a dog on board who has never been on one - please think twice.
In closing - I would definitely rent the boat from Leslie again- no question.
From beginning to end, Leslie was such a pleasure to rent from! She was readily available to answer any questions, super friendly, accommodating and informative.. And her boat was awesome! My family had an absolute blast riding around the intercoastal and out to Anclote Key. Just a perfect experience all around - I wouldn't hesitate to rent from her again!!
Leslie was excellent! She was very timely with responses and pleasant to work with. On arrival, she went over everything we would need to know about the boat and the area to have a successful day. We would love to do this again.
Leslie was great, on time, accommodating, and showed us exactly how to operate everything. We had the perfect day celebrating my son's birthday. Even had a few dolphins following and playing with us in the ocean. Highly recommended!
Leslie was great. We decided last minute to rent a boat and she was very responsive and accommodating. She answered all our question and gave us good directions. She asked us what we were planning on doing. We were unfamiliar with the area and she made recommendations after listening to us. We had a great day. I would highly recommend Leslie.
Leslie was great. She responded to all messages very quickly. I think the first response came in about an hour and faster after that. The location where we picked up the boat was very nice. Free parking right there and the dock was very close by. She gave a great overview of the boat and all of its safety gear. She gave good directions where to go and had maps on board for reference. We stopped at several of the small islands to walk the beach and just enjoy watching the all the seabirds. At our last stop we watched 4 dolphins as they hunted for small fish. It was a very nice day and I would do it again!
Leslie was very accommodating, pleasant and easy to deal with. The boat was in good shape and ran well, she took the time to show us maps she had prepared showing where the beat places we could take the boat we’re located. Would definitely rent from her again!
Leslie was great to rent from. She is very accommodating, has everything ready to go when you get there, including maps and any advice that is needed. She goes over everything on the boat to make sure your day is a fantastic one. We will be renting again and would recommend her to anyone. Thank you Leslie for making our day such a joy.
We really enjoyed our day on Leslie’s boat. She was very thorough in orienting us to her boat. She was easy to communicate with and was flexible with us changing our return time. We loved having a ladder on the front and back of the boat. Would rent from her again
Leslie was so great! Punctual, kind, gave me great tips on places to go. Had us out on the water quickly and even contacted me to make sure we were safe when she seen a storm had popped up in the area we were in. I would definitely rent from her again.
Leslie was great to work with. She was on time and had the boat ready. She explained all the rules of how to operate the boat and provided maps of the waterways. The boat ran very smoothly and we had no issues. Would highly recommend Leslie.
The boat was exactly as advertised, in great working shape and Leslie was flexible and great to work with. She had the boat ready to go when scheduled and met em when I returned the boat. the whole process was great and We had a great time! I would definitely rent this boat again from Leslie. Great Experience!
It was amazing day for my wife and I. Leslie was so wonderful, she walk me through every step since it was my first time in the Gulf. She provided maps of the different key islands to visit. Definitely will rent again from her. I highly recommended her to any one who wants to get that experience.
We had an awesome day on the water. Leslie was friendly, on-time, and very detailed in helping us get started. She gave great tips and provided maps, which were very helpful. The boat was in great shape and performed perfectly. We will definitely be renting Leslie's boat again. Thanks Leslie!!
This was one of the best experiences we had in a long time...Leslie was phenomenal and the boat was great. We island hopped, caught some fish and definitely some sun rays. I’d highly recommend giving Leslie a ring and using her services
We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Leslie made things very easy for us! She made us feel very comfortable with her boat and the boat was perfect! She gave us chart maps, gave us great landmarks and suggested some very neat things to do. We ventured to Caladesi Island, docked, had lunch and explored the island. Really was a perfect day! We would absolutely rent from Leslie again...So much fun!
Had a GREAT time! The boat is great for 5/6 people. We rented for full day and had 6 people, also at times pulled the 2 person tube (this is a must, so fun)!! Leslie provides maps and instructions where to go. We drove, we pulled up to the sandbar and went in the water. Jumped to Honeymoon island and swam and saw dolphins. There is no need to be familiar with the waterways. Leslie provides everything you needs. No issues with the boat. Turned over ever time and very comfortable. Definitely renting again.
We had a wonderful time renting Leslie's boat. Everything went so smoothly. Leslie was on time, gave great instructions and had the boat in great working order. We rented for a full day and had an amazing time.
We highly recommend renting from Leslie!
We had a great time exploring the different islands along the gulf. Leslie made the experience very easy. She was there when we arrived, covered all the necessary information and provided us with great directions. We called her on our way back to the dock and she was there waiting on us when we arrived. Overall great experience. Thank you
We rented Leslie's boat and throughly enjoyed ourselves. Leslie is extremely friendly very knowledgeable and provided maps and information that made our trip a pleasure. The boat preformed flawlessly without a hiccup for us during our trip. If you are looking to rent I highly recommend Leslie and her deck boat.
Leslie is the best to rent a boat from. The easiest, most organized boat day I’ve ever experienced. Leslie’s boat is amazing and so nice! Only boat expert I would rent from going forward because it was absolutely painless! Thank you for a wonderful day Leslie!
We had an absolute blast on Leslie’s boat. We took it out the day before Memorial Day. My girlfriend and I wanted a fun thing to do and decided to go out on the ocean. Leslie was not only super nice, but also very accommodating to us. She was at the dock awaiting our arrival, and back at the dock as soon as we got in. She explained everything to us in detail: maps, where everything on the boat was located, how to drive, etc. She answered all of our questions, gave us good recommendation and was patient as I’m a novice boat goer. We would definitely recommend Leslie and her boat for a fun day on the water and we will look for her again the next time we go out. Thanks, Leslie!
Leslie was AWESOME! She was more than accommodating waiting for my 6 family members to get it together . Exploring 3 Rooker Island and touring the inter coastal was amazing ! Leslie’s boat more than fulfilled our needs ! Thanks again for making more memories for me and my family. And we will for sure see you in the future ..... Bye for now .
We had a great time. We arrived early and Leslie came over right away. She explained every thing about the boat and had charts ready for you. Great location to rent from. We are looking forward to our next rental from Leslie.
I would like to recognize Leslie for her attentiveness. We got caught in a REALLY nasty storm(we saw more than one flare after it passed), but Leslie was watching her radar and called us 5 minutes before it hit(storms come quicker than you think). That 5 minutes gave us enough time to prepare and get home safely. She essentially saved our lives and the boat stood up to the challenge. If you want to go boating, do you want someone who simply sends you on your way and only shows up when time is up? Or do you want a Leslie having your back? I don't mean to scare anyone, boating is a wonderful thing and I will be doing it again, but always come prepared for the worst. I am forever grateful to Leslie and hope everyone stays safe out there. Happy boating, Folks. Thank you, Leslie.
We had a wonderful day at sea! Leslie was very responsive. Her boat was perfect for island hopping and a great price too. We pretty much showed up unprepared, and Leslie gave us solid suggestions for the day and provided maps. Couldn’t have asked for more.
What a fun day with our family on the water! Leslie was very friendly and accommodating with our start and end times. We got down to Caladesi Island, Honeymoon Island, and Three Rooker...definitely recommend asking Leslie if her boat is available.
Leslie was so kind and helpful and I would recommend renting with her any day! She kept in touch with us throughout the process and made the rental experience a pleasure. The boat was very nice and as described. She took the time to go over safety features, gave us a map of places to see and how to boat there, and greeting us at the dock upon our return. She even helped with getting bait for our trip! Make it a great getaway and rent with Leslie!
Leslie is extremely friendly, informative, and patient. She carefully walked us through all of the safely procedures and recommended us to the near by islands that are a must to see! Her boat is an excellent running condition and is a perfect size for a family, I highly recommend that you rent from her! And fuel included!
Lara was amazing! She met us at the docks, showed us everything we needed to know and even gave us a map of some of her favorite islands to go to. She was kind and professional, we would definitely rent from her again! Thanks Lara!
We had a blast on lara's boat. she was on time, the boat was clean and she had everything for us to get going. We were able to see some beautiful beaches, dolphins, and were able to fish. Lara gave us a great guide and was available for any questions. We highly recommend renting from Lara.
We had an exceptional experience renting from Lara. Leading up to our booking communication was prompt and clear expectations were set. Lara is very punctual and met us at the marina in the morning and again when we returned the boat in the afternoon. Getting in to the water was painless. The boat performed well. It's a great little boat for jetting over to Anclote Key. Fast and easy to maneuver. I recommend renting with Lara and am looking forward to my next opportunity to do so.
Lara is awesome! great marina with lots of amenities included (but we are local so we just went home), its a stones throw from the sponge docks. She gives a thorough brief from safety to local "gotchas" which is a very strong positive in my book, especially for non-locals and/or newer boaters. The boat ran great with 5 adults. Yamaha 4stroke sips gas but... its included so win/win. We will definitely be renting from her again.
We had an absolutely amazing time!! From the booking to pick-up and return and all in between. Lara was so quick to respond and ensure we had all we needed to have a phenomenal time with no issues.
She gave us all kinds of recommendations for what we were interested in. And even took us to the club house so we utilize the facilities before calling it a day.
I cannot say enough good things about our experience. In fact, I am renting again next month!!
I have rented a few boats in this area before but Lara is the best. She met us at the marina-she got us a dock cart. We made our way to the boat and she went over every detail of the boat. She told us places to visit and the islands to see. She provided us with all the safety equipment a person would need. We text her on the way in and she met us back at the dock. She told us where the showers were if we wanted to freshen up. A very pleasant experience. We will be back next year and will be riding more than one day. Thank you Lara!!
We had a wonderful rental experience with Lara. We were driving to Tarpon Springs from a distance, and she went out of her way to accommodate our arrival and departure times. The marina was spotless; the boat ran well and had all the necessary safety and boating gear, including a depth finder; and the Anclote River/Egmont Key region remains a beautiful area to explore. After our boating day, Lara escorted us to a shower/changing area so we could dry off before heading to dinner in Tarpon Springs and return home. All-in-all, it was an exceptional first time Boatsetter rental experience. We would not hesitate to rent from Lara again.
My girlfriend and I rented Laras boat last week, I can honestly say we were so well looked after! Lara really cares about making sure her renters have the best day possible on the water she's super helpful and will be keen to help you get everything you can out of your day. The boat itself is ideal for small groups and families, and for the money you just can't go wrong! I will be in touch with Lara again when I am back in the US to use her boat, personally I don't think other rentals come close for service and value for money :).
We had a fantastic day on Lara’s boat!!!! Everything was great & the boat was perfect for us. Lara was punctual, efficient and very helpful. We truly enjoyed our day and it was a pleasure working with Lara. We will defenitely rent from her again when we are back.
Renting from Lara was a pleasure. I reserved the boat the night before I wanted to use it. Lara responded very quickly and she accommodated us in no time. We had a great time. The boat was reliable and fun . I would definitely rent from her again.
Lara was very courteous and professional. She replied promptly at 7am before every other boat owner. She showed up early both times we met her. The boat was perfect, absolutely zero issues. She thoroughly went through her checklist, and we signed off and were on our way in no time at all. She even sent us off with a recommendation to check out Tarpon Springs which was wonderful. Thank you again :)
We had a fabulous experience on Lara’s boat using boat center. She made the process really easy and is very organized. She provides you with all the resources you need to have a safe and fun day on her boat. There was plenty of room on her boat and because you leave from her ramp in turtle cove you have many options as far as how you want to spend the day. We were able to anchor off in a few islands and had a blast. She has a small cooler that she lets you use which came in handy for us. The boat itself was beautiful. She has recently had some of the cushions re finished and the boat is in beautiful shape. The boat ran well and we didn’t have any issues with the boat itself. Lara also made her self very available incase we needed her at any time. We will definitely use Lara again. Thank you for such a fun day!
Lara was so easy to communicate with and responded to my messages very quickly. Lara was very flexible with the hours and meeting time and provided us with all of the information needed. The boat was clean and bigger than expected. We had a great experience and would rent from Lara again !
My wife and I had a wonderful day out in Lara's boat. Lara thought of everything. Boat in great shape with no problems. Met us at the facility on our arrival and was there on our return. Very detailed and professional. HIGHLY recommended; wouldn't bother looking elsewhere when wanting to rent a boat.
We had a wonderful time and would strongly recommend Lara and her boat for any day trip! As for Lara she is a excellent renter/hostess who is prompt, through and ensures customers are ready for a day of fun! As for the boat it's PERFECT for what we were looking for; something to go zip around on and visit Anclote island for the day. I think 4 people is perfect, 6 would be OK but more than that and it's crowded. Notable features are 3 anchors to Moore it off the beach without worrying about it beaching or drifting away and the front and aft swim ladders were a great addition!
An additional note...we rented with Lara a month prior but upon arrival the weather turned yucky, She had no problem refunding our money insisting we come back on a nicer day. She didn't have to do that and that earned our respect!
We had the best time on Lara’s boat. There were 6 of us and we had plenty of room. Lara was waiting for us when we arrived. She was the sweetest and went over everything. She even responded to my questions as we were on the water. We will definitely rent again from her.
Lara is very quick to respond an made booking and using the boat easy; she was prepared with all the paperwork printed and ready along with all the accessories I needed (GPS, Radio, etc) I definitely recommend renting from her!! Thanks for all your help Lara!
What a Awesome trip. Lara was there upon our arrival. Showed me everything about the boat. The Gas included was a plus. The place has great amenities. Your able to shower and get cleaned up after the trip in the very nice Clubhouse. She gave you directions, GPS, Dept Finder, and a Great service!! We'r intended to go back an rent within the next week.
Could not have asked for a better first time experience renting through Boatsetter.
Lara was great! Quick , friendly communication and very accommodating. The boat worked perfectly and had everything we needed. I would not hesitate to rent from Lara again!
Thanks to boat setter, turtle cove marina and especially the owner, Lara. She was early at the doc for us, helped get us loaded up and was there to greet us on the return. Very helpful! The boat was great too. We will definitely rent from Lara again!
Great rental. Turtle Cove Marina in Tarpon Springs is a excellent marina facility. Owner met us at the agreed to time and we covered the Pre-Inspection and got underway. Boat ran excellent, very comfortable. Have rented through other venues and this was an excellent way to do a rental. Recommend you select Lara and her boat for your rental.
Hi Lara, We had a wonderful day out on your boat. I don't think we could have asked for a better experience. It was a beautiful, sunny day out in the Gulf, and your boat was fun for David to drive and comfortable. Thank your for prompt attention through this whole process. It was our first rental and you made it super easy. From the moment I made the online reservation to returning your boat, you were very prompt and attentive.