“I'll always respond quickly to any inquiries on Boatsetter -- even if the boat shows as not available on your preferred day, please inquire via a message -- it may be available earlier or later than a previous rental. ”
Aboard since 2018
From Washington, DC
Great overall experience. We had a number of questions beforehand and Doug was quick to respond. The boat was ready when we arrived and was just what we wanted for celebrating my husband's big birthday. We went down to Mt. Vernon, back through the Georgetown Waterfront area where we picnicked from the boat, and returned to the marina. A few things you should know if this is your first time renting: 1. You need a boating license -- and it will take you at least 4 hours to run through the online course to earn it. While no one asked us for the license, you don't want to get caught without it. 2. While it will say 4 hours for the total time you're renting for when you start the rental process, the actual total time for this boat is 3.5 hours -- apparently a glitch in the system, but important when setting your expectations. 3. Fueling up at the end can take extra time. You will need to radio or call for assistance if no one is there, and they'll come out to help.
Boat was fabulous and Doug was wonderful about showing us the ropes before we shoved off. He even checked in with us to make sure we were ok when storms were rolling in. My only critique would be a gauge or two needed fixing and there was a little snag with parking, but the boat was in great working order and he is working on getting everything else figured out. Would happily recommend.
Excellent experience! Fabulous boat and amazing time enjoying it out on the water. Doug was extremely helpful and great for a first time Boatsetter.com user. Definitely recommend Doug for any of his boats. Will be coming back for more!
Doug was amazing. Easy to communicate with and super helpful. This was my third boat rental with him, and he’s always consistentley fantastic. The Bayliner was great, and Doug has other nicer boats too, if you’re looking for an upgrade.
Great communication and customer service
Great experience overall. Doug provided ample information and communication to make our time on his boat seamless. We were facing some patchy weather at first and he watched the radar with us and helped us maximize our time in the sun. Nice boat, perfect for a quick outing on the Potomac.
I had a great time. Doug and his friends made sure I had everything I needed for the trip. An all around great experience.
Our trip was amazing! The boat was very clean and a great size for our group of six. We all had lots of room to move around. Our guide Adam was awesome! He made the trip even better. Adam took us sightseeing first than took us to a great spot to eat and relax. I’ll be booking again soon.
This boat was very well kept and Doug was helpful throughout the entire process. I took my husband our for Father's Day with our 4 kids and we all had a great time! Highly recommended!
This was an amazing day trip - well beyond our expectations! Doug's instructions were comprehensive and easy to understand, and his response to any communications out on the water was immediate. I'd love to go again soon, thanks Doug!
This was a really great experience! Thanks to Doug for being so responsive and communicative during rental and all of the planning beforehand.
The boat was perfect. The directions for the rental were all very clear, so we were able to spend pretty much all of our rental time enjoying the boat rather than taking time to fuss with figuring out the marina layout or boat setup. Doug really set us up for success, and I appreciate that so much. Such a fun, relaxing day on the water!
Another great experience on Doug's boat. Super easy to book, great communication, great guide to how to operate the boat. He even has p-touch labeled all the controls to make things nearly idiot proof. Would book again.
Doug was Very organized, pragmatic, knowledgeable and fair. Jet Boat was terrific. Took me an hour or so of operation to figure out how To manage the twin jet engines independently but once I did I’m not sure if I can go back to a propeller. The boat The boat is very maneuverable and smooth. It is well maintained and upscale. I definitely plan on doing this again.
Such an amazing experience and great time spent out on the water. Doug was beyond helpful during . the process and very patient as I got everything organized for my first time on the water in a few years. My friends enjoyed themselves and everyone wants to have a birthday boat event now and I have recommended Doug highly. Thank you brother. Will rent again!!
Doug’s boat was in great shape and was an incredible time out in the waters of DC. His instructions were informative and made for an easy trip from start to finish. He was quick and easy to be in touch with. The best boating experience you can get in the area for a reasonable price. Highly recommended!
Doug was awesome! Easy to communicate with and very clear instructions. The boat has a small engine so I would recommend taking fewer than 6 adults (1,000 lbs) on board, but it was very nice, clean, functional, and easy to operate. Wonderful experience!
Doug was great to work with. Very detailed instructions for a hassle-free departure and return. Easy to contact and responded right away when his other boat we reserved was brought back damaged by the previous renter. Was very accomodating and got us into his Chaparral later that afternoon. The Chaparral was great for our small group and operated well. Note: The gas gauge reads 1/8th more than what is actually in the tank.
Doug was helpful from the start, gave me all the information I needed up front and checked in before our trip to make sure everything went smoothly. He is responsive and thoughtful, and his boat is clean and well-managed. Would rent again.
We had a great time renting Doug's boat. Location was convenient to the major attractions on Potomac river. Boat was clean and ran like a charm. The Bimini top was large and protected us from the sun. Doug communicated well and informed us of key things we need to be aware of. We gassed up the boat before returning to the slip and fuel station was right there at the marina. We're renting again.
Wow, what a terrific experience renting a boat from Doug. We went out on the Potomac and had a great boating day. The boat was perfect ! Great room and spaces easy to drive, great condition and reliable . Doug is a great guy and a perfect host , He was very flexible and very good at explaining the functionality of the boat and keeps it in mint condition.
Doug was super-responsive, and really easy to work with. Loved the boat! Clean, spacious and the engine ran smoothly and with no issues. Large canopy provided ample shade. So handy to have the bathroom on-board. I would highly recommend this boat (but only when I'm not using it!)