“Florida Native with 35yrs boating experience. Happy to teach you the joys of boating.”
Aboard since 2016
From Ruskin, FL
Jim delivered the boat promptly, it was clean, and in great condition. Jim was very personable and helped us in the planning of our rental adventure. Jim was generous with his time and knowledge. He spent as much of his time with us as we wanted. As such our first time boat rental experience was a great success. Having such a great time, we plan to do this again in the future.
What a great way to get out on a boat!! Jim went above and beyond. Great communication prior to the visit. The boat was perfect for both waterboarding and wake surfing. The boat was clean and Jim provided instruction to help us improve. We will definitely be planning another trip in the future with Jim.
The entire process was fast and easy. Jim's responsive and helpful, and his boat is awesome, super comfy, easy to handle, and perfect for a day out on the bay. We met at the dock at Simmons Park, enjoyed a glorious day exploring Little Manatee River, Teco Power Plant, and Beer Can Island, then returned the boat to the dock. Easy peasy. I'd highly recommend Jim's boat to anyone and look forward to using it again.
I personally would never rent from Jim again. An excuse for everything. From trying to tell me he didn’t have a boat for me after booking it a month in advance. And then giving a lesser boat(a 2 cycle that sucked gas)with an assurance that the boat that was booked would be delivered as soon as it was fixed. Then to tell me it was fixed and rented to someone else. There wasn’t many things that did work on the boat including the fuel gauge. Kinda important when you have a great body of water to explore. The clincher was after telling him about the problems he asked if the floor was clean because he was sending it right back out with out addressing any problems. Unbelievable. Never again. The star rating doesn’t go low enough.
Had a great experience with Jim! He was ontime and had the boat ready to go before we got there, and was waiting for us upon return.
The boat functioned perfectly, we started near apollo beach and drove up through downtown to Rick's on the River. It was a great day for boating!
Renting this boat from Jim was a great experience. We agreed to meet at 9:00 am and he had the boat in the water by the time we got there. He suggested a spot for us to spend the day and it worked out perfectly. The boat itself is great. It ran well and it had enough space to accommodate seven guys comfortably.