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About Dorin

“I have spent my entire life on and around the water. I have cruised on vessels from California to Alaska and back. I welcome people to my boat like they are old friends and I always give my best to make it a pleasurable and memorable experience for everyone. ”

Aboard since 2016

From Seattle, WA

Reviews of Dorin (28)

  • Dorin was an AMAZING captain! I couldn't recommend him more! He accommodated my needs and also told us about the interesting background of this unique and ancient boat.
    He's truly passionate about sailing and is a wonderful and fun host as well. Definitely coming back with friends for a longer trip.

  • We had a fabulous day on Puget Sound with Dorin. The boat was perfect for the day we had planned, and Dorin and crew were very attentive to our needs. We would not hesitate to do this again. It was well worth the money spent!

  • We had an awesome time. Dorin was an awesome host and an even better captain. He is extremely knowledgeable and shared some interesting facts while we cruised lake Union and Lake Washington. We look forward to cruising again with Dorin and the Mitlite in the future.

    Thanks again, Jim D.

  • I had guests in town from Italy who I took on the boat with Dorin. It was the most lovely experience. The boat is amazing, Dorin is fabulous. I will definitely book again.

  • Our group had the time of our lives on Dorin's boat Mitlife. We rented it to celebrate the 4th of July and my sister's birthday. Dorin and his crew were accommodating, gracious, and made sure we were well taken care of. There is a grill aboard for cooking up hamburgers or whatever. Dorin provides cutlery, glasses for drinking and plates. It's so nice not to see plastic aboard. Dorin gave us great options for how we wanted to spend the evening. Our group decided to cruise Lake Union into Lake Washington and then watch the Gasworks Park fireworks facing the Seattle skyline instead of facing Gasworks Park. It was magical. The boat is a beauty and she turns heads everywhere we go. People on other boats stop to ask how old she is and comment on her beauty. It was a treat to rent this gem!

  • I got engaged on Dorin’s boat. Dorin is awesome. He helped with all the preparations and gave us the perfect Seattle skyline backdrop for my proposal. He took beautiful pictures too. Couldn’t be happier with Dorin!

  • Dorin was a fantastic captain and this was an unforgettable experience. My whole group loved it so much and we’ve decided we’ll be booking again this summer.

  • Dorin is a great and welcoming captain, and his boat is a magical experience.

  • Our cruise was excellent and Dorin new everything.

  • We had a great time on Dorin's boat! He was a great host that made sure we all had a great time! I highly recommend it and would do it again.

  • Our sunset cruise was fantastic! Dorin was a great host and told us many interesting facts about the homes and places along our route. Will definitely be going again soon!

  • Dorin was very friendly and spent a lot of time showing my grandsons how to pilot his boat, including some of the math which the 2 older ones (4th and 2nd grade) enjoyed. This will go a long way to keeping them interested in math as they are home schooled and didn't quite see why it's important. It showed them a connection between the classroom and real world. The cruise itself, for my 6oth bday, was great fun for all of us. Hat's off to Dorin!!

  • Dorin was fabulous...we'll do this again.

  • Wonderful!! We had a fantastic time with Dorin on his beautiful Foss Launch. He was a gracious host and skipper, full of fun facts about the history of the vessel, as well as about some of the homes and buildings along the shoreline. He was happy to stop in one of the bays of Lake Washington so that a few of us could take a swim to beat the heat, which was lovely! There were eight of us, celebrating a birthday, and we could all sit and relax on the foredeck or reardeck together, enjoying the views and the food and drink we had brought with us. It was the perfect way to watch the sun set and enjoy our beautiful waterways from a unique perspective. Thank you Dorin!

  • Couldn’t be happier with Dorin and Sandy and their yacht Mitlite ! They were incredible hosts helping us out and going above and beyond with making us all feel comfortable. The boat is epic! It’s a piece of PNW boating history and turned lots of heads. We will be renting again!

  • We had a fabulous time with Darin. We brought our 11 month old on the boat with no issues. The boat engine was like a sleep machine down below and wasn't too loud. He was very accommodating for us and our family. He is very friendly and the boat is great. Would highly recommend. One thing I would let folks know, if you want to swim somewhere, plan with Dorin because driving around and site seeing in the boat is great but takes up a lot of the time!

  • 5 Star experience with an absolut expert. Dorin is the king, and this massive boat really takes your afternoon to the next level. I want to do thjs every weekend! Was the best way to spend an afternoon EVER

  • Dorin was amazing. I brought my in-laws from Vietnam to experience the city at its best, and Dorin made sure to make our experience an unforgettable one - from showing us all of the interesting sites around the city with information on the history of both the sites and his very unique boat. He also helped us take some great photos which will leave us with some lasting memories. Dorin went above and beyond to make this trip something I think will be one of the highlights of our summer. I can't recommend this enough, and I'll be looking forward to another trip onboard soon!

  • Excellent experience from start to finish! We we're married in Lake Union with a gorgeous sunset and perfect boating experience. Dorin and his first mate are so friendly, the boat was perfect for eating inside and having our ceremony outside. Just perfect

  • We had the most wonderful time aboard Dorin's boat! It was so relaxing and fun. Dorin went above and beyond to make sure that we had a great time and were taken care of. He had extra blankets and pillows on board and even provided a cutting board for cheese and crackers. Overall it was a great experience and would definitely book with Dorin again in the future.

  • Excellent- amazing boat. Excellent knowledgeable captain, showed us lots of landmarks and interesting things about the city.

  • We really enjoyed our experience cruising around Lake Union with our group of six. There was plenty of room for us at the stern and with the roof and interior areas, we could stay out of the rain (or warm up inside).

    We were able to get some great views of downtown, some of the nearby shipyards and the Husky Stadium. Dorin was very accommodating and gave us some great history on his vessel and our surroundings.

    Everyone loved the boat - it had tons of character and history that you just don't find on newer boats. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is interested in seeing Seattle from the water!

  • Outstanding experience. My Dad and I had a great time.
    Thank you Dorin.

  • Gorgeous boat with an excellent, knowledgeable, and personable captain. We had a fantastic time. Highly recommended.

  • Had a wonderful time celebrating my best friend's bachelor party on Dorin's beautiful yacht! Super highly recommended! Also, Dorin is just a really delightful, easygoing host and captain!

    Hope to see you in the future Dorin, thanks for an unforgettable experience!

  • We rented the boat out for Seafair and had the best time. Dorin and his crew were super helpful and made sure that everyone had a good time. Dorin was able to secure us a last minute Log Boom pass which was totally changed our Seafair experience. I'm sure we were a rowdy bunch so definitely appreciate the patience and their willingness to put up with a large, loud group of drunk dummies. Thanks for an amazing day!

  • Thanks Dorin. What a great day out on the water to see the Blues! We look forward to another cruise with you in the near future.

  • Dorin is a great captain! He used his own camera, knowledge of the lake and sun to take the most amazing pictures.

    The boat is controlled by a wooden boat wheel. The boat is 84 years old and has lots of original features. Neat!