5.0/5 stars 44 reviews
  • Verifed to Rent
  • Phone Verified
  • Google Verified
  • Facebook Verified
  • USCG Verifed
  • 30
    Years Boating

About Dan

“I have owned 6 boats over the past 30 years, have taken a 45 ft yacht from Oregon to So Cal, and numerous up to 400 mile fishing trips in a 46 ft yacht. Happy to provide US Coast Guard Master Captain services (and use my insurance!). Raised 3 kids so experienced with watersports. Day job is senior aerospace program manager, and I do my best to provide awesome service and have enjoyed meeting many fun and successful people through Boatsetter!”

Aboard since 2013

From Seal Beach, CA

Reviews of Dan (44)

  • Dan is amazing. We love his boat and his responsive service.

  • Dan is amazing. Always eager and flexible. We love his boat.

  • Dan is always responsive and eager to make it work. I would def recommend renting his boat. Boat is awesome with all the best features.

  • Dan is amazing. We love his boat.
    He is reliable and responsive.

    I would def recommend.

  • Dan has a beautiful boat and was a wonderful captain. We had a blast and cannot wait to go back out with him again sometime soon! Highly recommend booking with him!

  • Dan - your boat has helped to create some incredible family memories over the years. It always runs well, is spacious and fun, and has everything needed for an awesome water adventure. On this vacay we tubed, ski’d, wakeboarded, cruised both the charnel and river and had a blast. We are already planning our next trip to the lake and hoping your boat will be available. Good, caring boat owners are hard to come by and you are one of a kind. Thank you for being our boating partner and such a gracious person in general. This last trip was a group of family and friends from 18 to 60+ years old and everyone loved your boat. Thank you for always being there for us. Until next time ... The Keller Family!

  • Amazing experience!!

  • We had a blast renting the boat from Dan! He was such a great captain. He was very fun, patient, and a great picture taker! :D would definitely rent from him again

  • Captain Dan was awesome! We made a last minute booking and Dan was able to launch the boat and have us on our way in 45 minutes from the time I booked. The boat was perfect for 6 people and handled perfectly in the open water and was easy to maneuver and dock. Everything worked and this was exactly what my family and I were looking for. Thank you Captain Dan!

  • Dan was great! He met us at the boat launch ramp and everything was ready to go. He made it super easy and enjoyable. The boat was in great shape and came included with some floaties and a tube which was a lot of fun. Boat has a solid speaker system and our crew had an absolute blast. Dan was very easy to work with highly recommended.

  • Great experience, Dan is very professional and helpful

  • Second time renting this boat. Family had a great time onboard. Boat runs great and does well in all kinds of seas. Dan is great; very responsive and friendly!

    Rent this boat! It’s a no brainer!

  • Excellent everything - would and will rent again.

  • Great boat and Dan was very easy to work with! Will use again

  • Great experience working with Dan..he is punctual, boat is clean....and boat can move. His boat, and I am familar with Colbalts...is the KING of runabouts and when you put the captains call on its like a harley on water..will do it again. reasonably priced whether its a half day or full day. Trust me I know..I use to be a boat owner myself

  • Dan was amazing! Very helpful and accommodating. He knew the boat inside and out and was able to provide clear guidance on how to use everything. He even provided a wakeboard, tube and another amenities free of charge!

    As far as the boat goes, it was one of the finest boats I have had the chance to operate. Amazing boat And very user friendly!

    If you are looking at other boats, stop looking and simplify your search....just rent this boat and it will be everything you want and more!

    I wish we could provide more than 5 stars! Thank you Dan! Hope to see you again soon in the near future!

  • My family had the pleasure of spending the day on Dan's 26' Cobalt. The boat was very clean, and in great condition. The Cobalt 26' is a first class day boat and Dan had all the toys for a great day on the water. Dan was very flexible in working with our time (even on a holiday weekend). We could not have been more happy with the experience.

  • Boat was excellent and the experience was fantastic. Dan was extremely accommodating and made the day as easy as possible. He exceeded our expectations.

  • Great experience Captain Dan has a real call to service and experience . He was the most outstanding host ... regularly sharing local landmarks and suggesting various boating activities... tubing , skiing, wake boarding , and just dropping an anchor to chill. His sound system was spectacular... he takes real pride in making your day a float the very best it can be. If you have a family this is a sure pick

  • I think I just won wife of the year award from my hubby’s friends thanks to Capt Dan.

    He took us out on his boat for a relaxing day on the water for my husbands birthday celebration.

    As soon as I booked he sent me a text to work out logistics. He called and confirmed the day before and even checked in on us the next day. Seriously a stand up guy!

    We cruised Alamitos Bay for a few hours, relaxed on the beach and had lunch and then he took us out in the ocean where we did some inner tubing which was the most fun I’ve had in so long.

    I hadn’t even realized he was taking pics of us all having a great time and sent me a link with pics the next day. Such a nice touch.

    You can tell he cares to make sure everyone is having a great time. I can’t wait to hire Capt Dan again.

  • Captain Dan is awesome! Super easy to work with. He was on time and helpful. The boat is beautiful and fun too. We had such a blast. Will likely book again soon.

  • Dan is a super cool dude! First time renting this boat and I had an amazing times with friends! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good time in the water! Thanks again Dan we will see you again soon brutha!

  • Awesome carefree time. Dan was great

  • 10 Stars Dan! What a great experience. Captain Dan made everything from start to finish easier than owning a boat. His Cobalt is beautiful and very well maintained. The boat is very comfortable for 6 people and gear. Dan has all the accessories and goodies you will need to have fun. I’m looking forward to our next booking with Dan.

  • Dan was incredibly helpful from the moment I found boatsetter and Dan. He added unparalleled value to our trip and we hope that we're able to work with him again. I would absolutely recommend Dan for anyone!

  • We had another fantastic experience using this great boat. We took the whole family to Mission Bay and had a blast.

    Thank you,


  • Dan - we are grateful to have been able to rent your Cobalt 262 during our recent boating trip/vacation. As you know, our family has been going to Lake Havasu for the last 40 years and we like to do it all - fishing, waterskiing, wake-boarding, tubing, going to different restaurants and “spots” up and down the river, and stopping in coves to drop anchor the stern and bow anchors and just chill. Your boat met all of our needs and allowed us to have a fantastic vacation. We listened to music during the entire trip and we could hear the stereo at full speed, or while sitting 100 feet away on the shore. The extra large double swim step made it easy for everyone to get in and out of the water or lounge on the back soaking up the sun. We are already planning for next year! Thank you Dan. The Keller Family

  • This was our second rental from Dan and it was again perfect. Dan's assistance, patience, and punctuality are unparalleled. The boat is in bristol condition and will no doubt rent it again.

  • Excellent excellent experience fun and wonderful time dan was great and would recommend him to anyone

  • Dan is the greatest! Boat was just the way Dan said it would be. A wonderful day on the water that was perfected by the Cobalt boat. Knee boarding, tubing and water skiing were so much fun that we cannot wait to come back! The boat is in excellent condition. The stereo (with a remote) and the swim step that is at the water level are just extra touches that made the day so special! Thank you for everything!!!

  • 10 Stars of 5. Captain Dan was amazing. Book him for your next Boat Day!

    Captain Dan:
    -Dan was responsive from the start of the planning. He answered all my probably annoying questions and made the planning process very easy.
    -During the day, Dan was professional, but more importantly he was a treat to be around as he was FUN!
    -Dan also willingly took photos of the experience and shared them after the trip.
    -Our entire group loved Dan. It was very evident that Dan genuinely enjoyed taking groups out for some excitement.
    -We will 100% work with Dan again. You should to.

    The Boat:
    -The Cobalt is a very nice and comfortable boat. It was perfect for our group.
    -Dan has all the toys! From wakeboards, to water skis, to an inner tube. No shortage of challenge and enjoyment.
    -Great sound system. We danced while we basked in the sun and did water sports.
    -This thing is fast! Was very fun to open the throttle as we journeyed to a nearby brewery.
    -Dan kindly provided water, ice, and gatorade.

  • WOW! I don't even know where to start!! By the end of our day with Captain Dan everyone was asking for his contact information because they had such a good time. I reached out to Capt. Dan because I wanted to throw my sister an exceptional bachelorette party and she had mentioned that a boat would be cool. We had 7 people fit comfortably on the boat and could have fit a couple more.

    From Day 1 Dan was emailing and planning away-- he stocked the boat with drinks for us including margaritas, he took us out for an amazing lunch, he brought us all captain hats, he bought a Last Sail Before the Veil banner, he acted as the photographer, he gave everyone a chance to drive the boat, we did wake boarding, we did tubing, we got to just go fast!!! and we got to take an afternoon nap in the sun too. We had the opportunity to see seals out on the buoys and we also got to see Naples Long Beach which was magical-- a tour of the multi million dollar homes, and a relaxing float through the canals -- we even saw a Gondola. Music system was excellent and we got to play whatever we wanted. Dan was easy to hang out with and put up with some crazy bachelorette dancing :) He also got us all of the photographsliterally the day after our boating event. This was worth every dollar, the experience was above and beyond what we expected. We felt safe, we felt relaxed, we had a party and we will def consider doing this again!!!

    Thanks Capt. Dan!! 10 stars!!!

  • Dan and his boat were perfect for our video shoot for my daughter's 16th birthday. Nice big powerful boat for her and her friends...good times were had by [email protected]

  • Amazing experience with Dan and his boat - he gave us great tips and made the experience seamless!
    Many thanks! Will rent again!

  • I can't recommend Dan (and his boat) enough! He took a group of boys out for my son's 16th birthday and they had a spectacular time! Dan knew exactally how to engage these teenage boys and they thoroughly enjoyed water toys, fishing and cruise time in the harbor. A most memorable birthday and we will definitely book with Dan again!

  • Had a great time on the boat and Dan was super helpful. The boat has a lot of power and runs great.
    Will rent again

  • This was my first Boatbound rental and thanks to Dan's patience and guidance, my anxieties were eased. On arrival, Dan pre-launched the boat and it was ready to go. After comprehensive safety and operational briefing plus legal contract signing, we were off. The boat is in Bristol condition and runs like a thoroughbred. It is way faster than I care to go. Panel and electronics are state of the art and fully operational. Beautiful Lowrance color GPS Chartplotter/Depth/Fishfinder. Outstanding Stereo system with "line in" and Bluetooth, also has USB for charging. On occasion, we would flip on the "Captain's Call" to loud exhaust mode and boost our testosterone levels. It worked.
    Boat is very stable, smooth, fast, and handles like a dream. At the end of our 7 hour day, Dan was at the dock to welcome us. I am handicapped (bad knees) and Dan assisted me off the boat and even carried my bags up the car, a true gentleman. Absolutely wonderful day. Will definitely rent "4th Quarter Chase" again.

    Retired Corporate Pilot, USCG Captain 200 ton endorsement. 46 years boating experience.

  • We couldn't have had a better experience from beginning to end. Dan is a wonderful owner and extremely accommodating. He made sure we had everything we needed. Above and beyond! The boat is very, very nice. Great condition, amenities and speed. We had seven passengers the entire trip to Lake Tahoe, and the boat never skipped a beat. We will absolutely rent from Dan again, and highly recommend you do so as well. Great experience!!!

  • Dan really goes above and beyond to make sure you have a very enjoyable experience. If you are looking for a great day and great outing, this is the boat and Dan is your guy.

  • I have rented this boat several times and each time was great, my Family and I had such a great experience each time we rented it. Dan the owner was extremely helpful, I will be renting this boat again.
    Eric Lowey

  • Dan and his Cobalt provided a great experience for my family and I. The boat is beautiful. Dan delivered the boat to me with a full tank of gas, a fresh case of drinking water and water skiis, a wake board and a great tow raft. It led to a great week and the boat performed flawlessly.

  • We have been taking boat vacations for more than 30 years and the trip this year was one of our best because of the boat and our dealings with the owner. The boat was spacious, very clean, and performed excellent the entire trip (including fuel efficiency). It had everything we needed to hang out on the lake all day long. We used the boat to waterski, wakeboard, tube, and cruise around listening to music. The 2 extended swim steps on the back made it super easy to get in and out of the boat for swimming and water sports. From making the reservation to returning the boat, the entire experience was positive. I would highly recommend renting Dan's boat!

  • Dan and his boat are fantastic!!! He was so understanding. We rented the boat to go out near the Queen Mary and towards Catalina to release our Father's ashes. Our Dad had loved water sking and in 1974 had waterskied to Catalina. Dan was fine with us driving the boat on our own. Everything worked perfectly. The boat is truly a beautiful machine. We went fast at times...as our Dad used to love the ocean and racing over the waves. So worth it. Unforgettable.

  • Thanks Dan!!! Boat was in awesome condition and my family had a great time on it. Thanks for your great service and being so helpful. I will definitely rent your boat again. Highly recommended!!!

    Lots of "thumbs-up" from other boaters on this beautiful Cobalt!