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About Minerva

“***Awarded Boatsetter Owner of the Month October 2016*** Back for a third season in DC!!! A little about us -- two, laid-back, super cool sisters raised in the DMV with love for our city waterways -- so much we aim to share the experience with fellow boaters, locals (inc. transplants), those hosting guests, throwing events, or visiting from out of town. Site seeing by boat offers is incomparable providing you an exclusive perspective of the Nation's Capital. We run a clean operation with your safety as number one priority, thoroughly providing you with the ins and outs of the boat and the Potomac. We look forward to facilitating your perfect day out in Washington DC. Follow us on IG @dcjetboats /send us a DM and get 75 off your next rental”

Aboard since 2016

From Clifton, VA

Reviews of Minerva (33)

  • Always a wonderful experience with them. Highly recommended.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 17th

    minerva was excellent!

  • Convenient location and easy rental. Thanks!

  • Absolute pleasure working with Minerva and Natasha. Equal parts lovely and hassle-free

  • Minerva and Natasha were wonderful! Their boat was perfect for our family Father’s Day outing! We went towards Georgetown and saw the DC sights, then headed to the yards, docked and enjoyed a picnic lunch. There are a lot of good restaurants at the yards too, maybe our next boat trip. We then went towards old town. It was a perfect afternoon. Thank you Minerva and Natasha!

  • We had an outstanding time on Minerva and Natasha's Yamaha AR190 boat! We had a full day (8 hour) rental. Minerva met me promptly at 10 am and went through all the specifications of the boat. She was friendly and very thorough.

    We first cruised down to Alexandria and picked up a few people who joined us on the boat for the day. From there, we went downriver to Mount Vernon and then back up to DC, cruising near the airport and docking at both the DC Wharf and at the Yards.

    The boat had plenty of room for the 6 of us, it had terrific horsepower, and we enjoyed the stereo. It was a nice touch for Minerva to include the aux cord and an iPhone charger on board. We used both!

    I had an issue at the end of my rental that was 100% my fault and Minerva was extremely helpful in assisting me to get the situation corrected. She answered my calls and texts and was outstanding to deal with. Thank you Minerva, I really appreciate it!

    I recommend renting this boat without hesitation!

  • I recently rented Minerva's Yamaha AR190. Minerva was great to work with throughout the entire process. She couldn't have been any easier to work with in setting up the reservation request, and the day of the rental went very smoothly -- checking out and returning the boat was great. The location of the boat is central to everything you could possibly want to do out on the river -- easy to get in and out, gas up, and is close to wherever you want to go. The boat was in excellent condition and was a really fun boat. It was great for just cruising around, which is what our party was doing, but it would definitely be a great sport boat as well if that is what you need --it is a very versatile boat.
    I definitely plan to go out again sometime on Minerva's AR190. The whole experience couldn't have been any better.

  • This is the second time that we rented from Minerva and Natasha. They are very organized, great to rent from, and we love the seating layout of the boat. We did have a lot of problems with the boat this time around, which affected our day out, but they were kind enough to compensate us for the trouble. We had a great time overall but would make sure that the issue is fully fixed before we rented the boat again.

  • I'm a repeat renter, and we had another great day on Minerva & Natasha's boat. Great communication, and they make it easy to get out and enjoy the Potomac!

  • Great boat and great hosts. Service was great. The boat is fun and reliable.

  • Where do I start? These are two of the most awesome human beings you will ever meet in your life boat renting aside.
    The boat is incredible, immaculate and super fast. Everything you need is here including a tube. I can't see ever renting from anyone else. This is truly a high class experience. As much as I would like to keep them a secret, I would recommend them to everyone i know in a heartbeat.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 29th

    Best experience renting a boat on boatbound. Minerva and Natasha thought of everything and made the whole process super easy. It felt like white glove service! Great communication, the boat was clean and basically brand new, overall a great experience.

  • Great experience with Uy sisters. Convenient location, easy to maneuver boat in excellent condition.

  • We had a very good day with the jet boat. It is in great shape and very easy to operate.
    We also enjoyed wake boarding, the equipment was good and the high boom makes it much easier to surf. But the river was a bit too crowded during Sunday so next time we will go for water sports we plan on doing so during the weekdays.
    Natasha was very helpful and friendly so we will definitely rent from her again.

  • Minerva and Natasha went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. They thought of everything, from coordinating in advance to deal with special restrictions around the July 4th holiday, to sharing a navigational map app, to texting us live updates about a possible weather system in the area. Boat was fantastic, clean, and a blast. Highly recommend renting from these two!

  • Really great time, we had friends in town and wanted to show them DC in new way! I will definitely contact Minerva & Natasha again to rent their boat. They were extremely nice and easy to work with.

  • Minerva and Natasha are extremely organized, and communicative. We had a great time on their boat, went down to Tim's Rivershore, did some tubing. It was awesome. Highly recommended.

  • The boat was in great condition and already stocked with everything we needed including phone chargers and AUX cords. Pick-up and drop-off were super easy; Minerva & Natasha accommodated our request to retrieve the boat in DC and went out of their way to be helpful. Prior to renting, Minerva & Natasha were very communicative and quick to respond to email inquiries. I would highly recommend renting from them again.

  • I couldn't have picked a better boat from better renters. Everything here is high class and high quality. The boat is in immaculate shape. I don't think I'll rent from anyone else, Minerva and Natasha couldn't be better hosts. The jet boat was a lot of fun on a perfect day and everything was explained thoroughly and effortless. I really wish I could rent it more often. My guests and I had a wonderful experience.

  • It was a pleasure renting from Natasha and Minerva-- They were both very accommodating, professional, and were flexible to my schedule. The boat was very clean and operated very nicely; it was a great way to explore the DC sites from the river and escape from the humidity and heat! 5/5 for both service and boat.

  • Had a great day on the water with the kids. They took care of everything.

  • Had the best time on this boat with Captain Mike. Natasha was very helpful getting the trip set up and recommending where to visit on the river. Look forward to our next trip (there's no way I'll only do this once!)

  • The sisters were very helpful. Boat was great and weather awesome!

  • Great experience! The Uy sisters were wonderful to deal with. They were on time, knowledgeable about the boat, and very accommodating. The boat is beautiful and well maintained. I will definitely rent from them again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 13th

    We had a great time on the boat and I can't recommend the Uy sisters enough. They were extremely helpful and responded to all my questions ahead of time, met with us at the dock right on time and went through the details of the boat with extreme efficiency. As this was my first experience with Boatbound, I don't see how it could have gone any better.

    The boat itself was well appointed and superbly maintained. Everything was labeled and easy to find so we didn't have any issues while out of the water. Once we returned, they met us at the marina and even had us dock in a much easier space then the slip is located. All in all, it was an excellent trip and we will definitely be back again.

  • What a great experience working with "The UY Sisters"
    Great Communication from day one through booking.
    They were so nice and very well prepared when I go to the boat. We went through an operational and safety checklist then I was on my way.
    The boat is Clean, well maintained, fast and Fun.

    Highly recommend renting from them!


  • We had a fantastic time renting CheckMate from the Uy Sisters. They were super organized and very responsive in their communications. And when a thunderstorm threatened to impact our day, they were flexible and worked with us to make sure it all turned out for the best. Their boat was perfect for 8 people, with plenty of room for us and our stuff. It's a great configuration for dropping anchor and relaxing, or even doing a little tubing! We'd definitely rent from them again.

  • A wonderful experience. The YU sisters were great to work with. They met me promptly at the time we agreed upon. They gave me a quick tour on the boat and we were off down the river. They have a great boats and me and my guest had a outstanding time on the river. The YU sisters were waiting on the pier when we returned. We offloaded the boat and secured it. I can't wait until our next trip using YU sisters. They are worth 5 Stars Plus.

  • The UY sisters are awesome. They made everything easy and were very helpful. Thank you for being so organized and fun!!! Boat was clean and fun and perfect for the river! Thanks again!!!

  • My friends and I had an excellent rental experience! The boat is great and we had a ton of fun. The sisters were very professional, helpful, and did all they could to ensure we had a wonderful day on the water. I highly recommend renting from them if you're looking to have a fun day of boating!

  • what a agrea experience on a brand new boat!! the UY sisters were very nice and accommodating, highly recommended!

  • Great boat, very clean and new looking. Has a tube on board and all of the possible small items you could need (phone charger, cord to connect phone to speakers, pillows, paper towels, extra plastic utensils, etc.). The sisters are very professional in their communication, quick and responsive and they were available the whole day we were out in case we needed anything. I would highly recommend renting this boat!