5.0/5 stars 18 reviews
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About Stuart

“• United States Coast Guard, Master Captain’s License, 100 Gross Tons • Master of Fine Arts, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA • Bachelor of Arts, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. • U.S. Army, Honorable Discharge, Top Secret security clearance • Extensive worldwide travel, including residency and schooling in Denmark, Switzerland, Germany and the West Indies. • California State Champion, Prindle 19B, high tech racing catamarans • Sailed entire Pacific coast, from Canada to Cabo San Lucas • Sailplane license, Fulda, Germany • PADI open water dive certification • Sailing kayak expedition, Baja, Mexico • Featured for lifesaving rescue on World’s Most Dangerous Animals II, CBS national program.”

Aboard since 2014

From Santa Rosa, CA

Reviews of Stuart (18)

  • Such a great experience overall. My family and I enjoyed the boat very much. Nick was on top of everything from being at the dock on time, responded to any questions we had while on the boat, how to operate, trouble shooting, towing tubers, and everything we needed on board plus more! Have to say with the knowledge he provided made our experience a whole lot safer and comfortable on the water plus he gave us fish he caught fresh🙂 We hope that other boat owners are as friendly and knowledgeable as Nick. Thanks Nick for making our family of 17 enjoy the water safely. Worth every penny!

  • Great time. Nick is very helpful.

  • This was my first renting through a private renter. Nick and his wife were so friendly! They walked us through everything, she was helpful with loading our things onto the boat. Thank you! We also got a knee board and a tube. My teenagers loved it! We will now be using them anytime we want to rent a boat. I switched times last minute and it was no problem being accommodated. The boat was perfect for the six of us.

  • Our first time renting a boat and we are Blessed to have rented from Nick! Incredibly helpful throughout the entire process, and our family had the best day ever out on his boat.
    Super nice man, we would definitely rent from him again and highly recommend!

  • This was my first time renting a boat. Nick was very helpful and informative. Perfect size boat for family of 5. Included a multi person tube at no cost. Made sure we were comfortable and confident prior to leaving, clearly vested in us enjoying our rental not just making $. Absolutely would rent again as well as recommend.

  • Nick was awesome! He was very professional and took care of us from the beginning to the end! Definitely someone I will use again

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 04th

    We had a wonderful time and everything was perfect , a trip we can not forget.

  • Great captain, entertainer and person! We really enjoyed it.

  • Stuart and his boat were perfect for the bay waters. We toured under the GG bridge, and then went to Angel Island to take the tour. I'm thinking of getting a boat and Stu had LOTS of good ideas for what kind and where to get it. He was VERY friendly to my family, and we have become friends outside of Boatbound. I'll be staying in touch with him for my boat buying procedures, and as a new friend.

  • Omg don't know where to even begin !! Stuart has made the trip far beyond amazing!! It was my girlfriends birthday and I wanted to surprise her and thanks to stuart he made it amazing!!! I most defenitly recommend to anyone who wants to have an amazing day he is an outstanding guy! I will defenitly be booking again! Thank you once again Stuart for making my trip amazing !!!!! :)

  • If you want to have a great time on the water, go with Stuart. Excellent host and a class act. Thanks Stuart!

  • Stuart was a great host and had an amazing boat! He was very accommodating with the start time and let us go out on the deck as much as possible (the weather was a bit rough so sometimes it wasn't safe). WE HAD A FANTASTIC TIME THANKS TO STUART! Highly recommend!

  • We celebrated a lovely Father's Day with our family on Stuart's boat. He was a gracious captain and host, and his boat was spotless and comfortable. Plenty of places to sit indoors and out, plus room for a picnic. Because there is a cover over the back of the boat, I felt it was really safe for my 4 and 6 year old children. Stuart was very accommodating with our kids and all of the sites we wanted to see. It was a clear and warm day on the Bay which made for easing sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge and a great view of the entire San Francisco Bay.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 27th

    My family and I connected with Stuart for a day out on the Bay and it was amazing. He suggested a Tram Tour on Angel Island since we have never been to the Island and it was a remarkable experience. Stuart was the best host/Captain. He was informative and professional. He was kind enough to allow my children to steer his beautiful vessel in calm waters which added to the great experience we had with Stuart. We will definitely charter with Stuart again in the near future. If your looking for a great time on the Bay, I would recommend that you contact Stuart. He's awesome.

  • Our family had a wonderful morning out on the Bay with Stuart! Stuart was so helpful in assisting our planning when to leave the harbor and it worked out perfectly. We couldn't have asked for better conditions! He took us under the Golden Gate, we saw two tall ships, and many seals along the harbor. It was an extra special morning because we placed my mothers ashes along Angel Island, touching and lovely. Looking forward to another adventure with Stuart one day.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Nov. 14th

    My previous charter was cancelled at the last minute by the captain, so when I found Stuart and his boat available, I requested a booking. Stuart was great in responding very promptly. He was very helpful and very informative. I chartered his boat for my husband's 40th birthday, for him and his close buddies. Stuart greeted them with a great smile, and a big happy Birthday balloon. He was very considerate and friendly. The group said they had the best time ever. I would definitely charter from him again. THANK YOU STUART for making the celebration a big success!!

  • Stuart is one of the best captains, and his boat is perfect for get-togethers/parties on the water. We had an amazing journey during fleet week this year, and Stuart knew ALL the ins and outs of the water to ensure the best views. Great personality with a "can do" attitude. Perfect.

  • Had a great time with Stuart, out on the water during Fleet Week. Stuart was very responsive and accommodating of our desires and schedule. We took the three-hour tour (half-day), and saw Alcatraz, Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge, the north side of the City, and the airshow. An awesome day!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 12th

    We had a great time with Stuart celebrating my GF's birthday. Stuart was very knowledgeable and he knew exactly how to make the day special on the water.

  • Stuart was fantastic and won a unanimous vote for MVP! Highly recommended and would definitely boat with him again!

  • Stuart and his boat was perfect for a great day boating around the Bay. The Boat is very clean and comfortable and Stuart is very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. A really fantastic experience that we can easily rate a 5-Star experience. We will be renting with Stuart again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 04th

    Great fun evening out with Stuart who showed us the sights of the bay right up under the Golden Gate bridge. Topped-off by experiencing the Sausalito, 4th July fireworks. Stuart was friendly, helpful and easy going on board whilst always keeping a safety-eye out on what was a busy evening on the bay.

  • Stuart was friendly, knowledgeable and always had a smile on his face. The boat was very comfortable and we were glad we could stay inside considering the sun didn't feel like coming out. Would definitely recommend :)

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Mar. 21st

    Excellent day on the water. Stuart is a great captain, both knowledgeable on the area and a very friendly person. The boat is great, giving you the opportunity to be both outside or inside, which is nice when it is windy or cold. Anyone taking this trip with Stuart will have an enjoyable day.