Dan

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About Dan

“I have pretty much sailed one or two times a week on San Francisco Bay for the last 15 years. Luna Sea has won a few races over the years and she's had her share of finishing deep in the fleet too. But it's always been fun and as long as it continues to be fun she'll be out there. ”


Aboard since 2013

From San Francisco, CA

Reviews of Dan (132)


  • Probably the most fun I have had in a long time! The boat was great, offering every comfort one could ask for. Captain Noah was extremely nice and very professional! Everyone had a great time cruising the intracoastal and hanging out in Lake Boca. Definitely will use this boat again!


  • Our group of 8 moms had a wonderful time on Gregg’s beautiful yacht. Much needed relaxing trip after the first week of BTS during covid. And captain Noah was very pleasant and accommodating. Gregg was great to work with. Would definitely rent from them again!


  • Captain Noah was fantastic we had a tremendous experience my wife was very happy for her birthday not to mention the boat itself was beautiful thank you.


  • Amazing day out on the water with Captain Noah! Boat is even better in person! Both Gregg and Noah were super responsive and professional. Will be booking again very soon.


  • Great day on a beautiful boat!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 12th

    Captain Dan provided an absolutely top-notch sailing experience for our family. We had a full day on the bay and Dan knew where to go to provide an excellent view of the air show. He also had lots of interesting stories and trivia about boats and ships and airplanes and San Francisco. Dan was very accommodating to our wishes, and in the months and days leading up to our charter he was always very prompt and helpful with his replies through Boatsetter.
    My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our adventure with Captain Dan on Luna Sea (awesome name, by the way) and I would highly recommend his services.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 13th

    Great FUN as always!!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 15th

    Wonderful as always. Boat was in great shape and we had the best day! Thanks Dan.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 30th

    We had a wonderful weekend sailing aboard Luna Sea. Dan was so nice to work with and had the boat perfectly outfitted for our trip. We made good use of his year-round pass to Angel Island, which permits use of the docks for day hiking as well as the moorings for staying overnight. The vessel is a perfect combination of racing performance and cruising comfort. I would definitely charter Luna Sea again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 14th

    Seriously had the most amazing time today! Dan is super knowledgeable, makes you feel safe and comfortable and is all around fun to hang out with! He and his first mate were absolutely wonderful! 100% recommend :)

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 17th

    Nice boat, easy to sail and well setup. Dan was great to work with and will rent his boat again

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 07th

    Great experience as always. Thanks Dan!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 18th

    Look no further! Highly recommend. Dan and Myphi are the best! We were able to enjoy beautiful views of the city and the east bay. Even had a chance to stop on Angel island for lunch. Dan is extremely
    accommodating and quick to response. Will def. do again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 21st

    Thanks for another great day on the bay with Luna Sea. Three generations sailing together again and this time the kids are in charge. They have become the real deal on the water and I can RELAX AND ENJOY.


  • THE PERFECT DAY! Gregg was amazing to work with and I was so pleasantly surprised with how seamless the entire experience was. Gregg and our Captain, Levi, were very kind, professional and fun! They both were able to provide the most amazing day on the yacht for our Bachelorette party. They even provided local recommendations and tips for our trip, as we were from out of town. The yacht was GORGEOUS, clean, and spacious. Our captain was so helpful in catering to our needs and continued to ask how he could help in any way during our charter. I HIGHLY recommend booking this yacht! Thank you Gregg & Levi!!!


  • Awesome trip and boat. Group of 12 had a blast at Haulover sandbar. Capt Levi was great. Thanks Gregg


  • We rented Gregg’s beautiful yacht for a half day cruise around the intercostal in celebration of my best friend’s birthday. Captain Noah was awesome, making sure to take us around the intercostal and even out to the ocean for a bit. The sound system was great to play our music as we lived the “boat life”. The yacht was very comfortable, beautiful and well appointed for our group. It was the highlight of our weekend festivities and we even extended our trip an extra hour. I’ll definitely rent from Gregg again! Thank you to Gregg and Captain Noah for a fantastic time!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 19th

    An amazing day on the bay thanks to Dan and Luna Sea. The whole operation is smooth and easy, and Dan is beyond helpful!


  • Great boat in excellent condition. When we boarded, everything was clean, and absolutely amazing. Our captain Levi was awesome, did an amazing job showing us around, taking us to the SandBar for a few hours and getting us back close enough to where we were staying. A great rental for a group looking to have a good time!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 18th

    Captain Dan and his Admiral were very accommodating!!! We had a great time!! Thank you!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 23rd

    Great experience with Dan for the second time. Highly recommend and will do it again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 13th

    Dan is super nice, very arranging and preparing the boat before to be ready to go when we arrive. And did I mention the little drinks/ice/snacks bonus when you come on the boat?
    Luna Sea is very well maintained and sailing quite fast, we went up to 8 knots with her.
    Only excellent things to say about Dan and Luna Sea.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Mar. 30th

    We had an amazing time renting Dans sailboat on Saturday. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. I will be renting from him again the near future and really looking forward to it!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Nov. 03rd

    The Luna Sea was well equipped, fast, comfortable, and sailed smoothly. Everything worked well and we had a lovely time. Dan was sonfriendly and helpful, a delight and wonderful day.


  • Excellent experience! Gregg was very accommodating and helpful throughout the process. Great service. Great captain. The boat was outstanding; great to host a large group. Highly recommend Gregg and his boat. We will be back for another trip soon!


  • The boat was great and our captain too. 100% recommended and I hope to rent it out again. Thank you Gregg!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 21st

    Great trip with Dan! We had a very enjoyable day sailing with Dan and Myphi. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a pleasant time. Both are clearly very knowledgeable about sailing and the area. Would recommend to anyone and would definitely join them again on a trip!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 07th

    Awesome blue angels air show during a beautiful day on the bay! THANKS AGAIN DAN!


  • We had an amazing time on Gregg's boat! Even though it was a somber occasion to scatter my mother’s ashes we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Gregg was really helpful right from the beginning and capt Eddy spoke to me several times before the trip to ease my mind about any issues. Everything was handled beautifully and I can’t wait to rent again for another event.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 08th

    Awesome as always. Two of our crew decided to go for a swim in the lee of Angel Island, swam to the beach and back -- GREAT FUN. And spotted many dolphins in Raccoon Straits!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 09th

    Dan is a great communicator who made my rental a breeze. His extreme hospitality made it feel like I was boarding a family member's boat. Aside from Dan's personal touches, the boat was fantastic to sail with a well-balanced sail plan, which excelled in all-to-familiar Bay chop and breeze.

    I look forward to sailing on Luna Sea again in the near future. Thank you again, Dan!

    Cheers,
    Manton

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 04th

    We had a great Day on the Bay! Luna Sea is an old boat, but she is kept in great shape. All equipment is updated and she is unusually well equipped. She has new and extensive electronics. Dan is great and efficient. Thanks for the drinks on board! Anytime again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 06th

    Honestly one of the best days i’ve had in a long time. Dan is a great host! His charisma, and all around great attitude was a plus for this long day at sea. He made me and my guest feel at home on his beautiful sail boat! I recommend him and will be back for another great adventure! Thanks Dan!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 30th

    Outstanding !

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 26th

    Outstanding as always.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 22nd

    Fantastic day out on the water. Great boat and Dan took care of everything. Would definitely rent again

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 29th

    Just a beautiful day on the bay. The Islander was perfect, well maintained, great to sail, and easy to coordinate with Dan.


  • Beautiful boat - exceeded expectations when it picked us up to from our dock on the Intercoastal. Between the massive sunbed on the bow, the outdoor seating across the back and the interior complete with kitchen and two bathrooms, our group of 11 had plenty of space for a fun day cruising between Fort Lauderdale and Boca. The connected dock that lowers into the water made it easy for everyone to dive in, go for a swim and get right back on board. Captain Eddie brought coolers of ice and water and the boat has a refrigerator to store all the other beverages you might want to bring. Highly recommend booking with Gregg!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 21st

    We had a fantastic day on Dan's boat. Everything was as advertised and we especially enjoyed the beer selection on board.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 08th

    I decided to celebrate my birthday sailing around Bay Area. I had many doubts, because it was my first sailing experience and I didn't know what to expect. It turned out to be one of the most exciting and remarkable events I've ever had) It was a perfect adventure for me and all my friends. Thank you Dan for hosting us at Luna:)


  • We had a great day! Boat was in perfect condition,
    Everything was easy to arange with the owner Gregg as well as with the boatsetter support team.


  • Yacht was amazing and well kept. Captain Gregg is very easy to work with and responds quickly. Captain Eddy was knowledgable and took great care of us on the boat. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the day! Highly recommend!


  • Captain Gregg is amazing! I booked for a bachelorette group and he was so accommodating. Captain Gregg went above and beyond our expectations. We even arranged to spend another hour on the boat because we just did not want to leave. By the end of the trip, the bride was crying tears of joy (true story). We drank, ate, swam, took pictures, etc and Captain Gregg was the best host. I would highly recommend booking with Captain Gregg. If I ever want to go out on a boat again when in MIA, I will for sure be booking again with Captain Gregg. Best experience of our trip by far.


  • Had a great time on Greggs boat. It’s beautiful and we had plenty of or room for our guests. Enjoyed the day on the sand bar in Miami. Only disappointment was that the floatation device shown in the photos wasn’t on board. Be sure you specify that if that’s something you want. Overall great experience!


  • We had a total of 20 friends celebrate my birthday starting in Fort Lauderdale and then making our way down to Haulover Sandbar in North Miami Beach. I unfortunately requested to reschedule our agreed upon date several times and Gregg was so accommodating and understanding. He technically did not have to do this, but instead he just continued to say that "he just wants me to have a great time". It was a pleasure dealing with him and I highly recommend booking with this guy! Not to mention the boat is amazing. All-around great experience!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Feb. 03rd

    We had an amazing day with the Luna Sea! Communication with Dan was pleasant and the beers and snacks he provided were a nice extra! Would definitely rent again and recommend renting the boat for a trip!

    Cheers, Johan

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 24th

    Had a blast sailing on Luna Sea.
    The boat is in great shape, easy to operate and lot of digital equipment that makes your sailing in the SF bay a breeze.
    Dan is very friendly, easy to talk to and make arrangements with. We came about 1.5 hours later than we promised and Dan was patiently waiting for us. Always available to give advice and assistance.

    Thank you, Dan, and look forward to the next one.


  • Captain Gregg and his crew (Bill and Ryan) were ABSOLUTELY the best!! They were SO accommodating, professional, and fun to be with the entire day! We were on a bachelorette party, but I would highly recommend them for any trip. I will definitely be calling Captain Gregg again and can't wait for the next trip!


  • We when out for a day of parting in the sandbar and with Captain Barry and Elizabeth you are warranty to have one, Great service and they are really fun down to earth, Don't waste your time looking around and book with Barry you wont regret it.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 02nd

    Great boat, great time and Dan was very nice, knowledgeable and easy to work with.
    Look forward to going out again on Dan's boat. Highly recommended.


  • EPIC BIRTHDAY, VIP EXPERIENCE *****

    My family and I believe that life is made of moments, and for us the best moments are when we feel connected to nature. I had an unforgettable B/day celebration on an Epic VIP yacht thanks to Gregg.. by far one of the best. He was very attuned to our needs and his yacht is impeccably beautiful! You truly feel @ home on the water for a day.

    We were lucky enough that we had Captain Barry... hats off the BEST! Captain Barry was great... humorous dancing! He showed us the houses of celebrities and made us feel secure all the time. He truly cared about us and made us feel like our experience was so important. I had never swam off a boat... mind you, I don't know how to swim but I felt so, so comfortable with our captain there.. that made our whole tour! We cannot thank Gregg and Capt Barry enough. You guys are amazing!

    I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a VIP experience out in the water. Unforgettable!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 07th

    Great FUN on the bay as usual with Luna Sea. Boat is always in top condition ready to go when we get there. Dan continues to upgrade the electronics -- had fun teaching the kids how to use the GPS, especially when we entered a heavy fog opposite the Golden Gate.


  • I have taken a lot of boat cruises in Miami and all I can say is that this was simply wonderful and memorable. Greg, Capt. Barry Stevens and 2nd mate Elizabeth were just a pleasure to be with. They took us to Nixon and Haulover beaches to swim. The boat and especially the crew were fabulous, the best way to see Miami!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 25th

    Wonderful experience!! Dan was sooo accommodating. We had a fabulous bury the rails experience. Boat really could move! Special memory created

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 22nd

    Thanks Dan for the entertaining first sailing trip. Got a great view of the baby and had a great guide.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 29th

    Dan was very welcoming. We had some doughnuts and the boat was stocked with ice and beverages.
    The boat is very stable and easy to steer. We didn't have to reef when we crossed the bay in spite of the 20-25 knots of wind. We manage to reach a steady 8.5 knots on the way back.


  • We had an absolute blast! I would highly recommend renting this yacht and will certainly do so again! They were extremely accommodating and very easy to work with. The yacht was absolutely spotless and perfect for our group of 7 ladies!

    Captain Barry and Liz were more than accommodating and made sure we had the best experience. We had a blast cruising the waterways admiring the homes, and hanging out at the sandbar!

    Can't wait to rent again!!


  • Great boat and very easy to work with. Would definitely rent again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 12th

    Another great day on the water with Luna Sea. Dan is always super reliable and the boat is always clean, well kept and ready to go. Every year there are new upgrades -- this year it's the electronics. And the Alameda Channel location gives the best ride out and back. Love seeing all the boating traffic, drydocks and containership operations along the way. Accomodates 8 people nicely -- everyone had a great time and are looking forward to the next sail. THANKS Dan.


  • I would definitely recommend renting from Gregg! He is super accommodating, friendly and keeps his boat immaculately clean!! The captain was excellent. He knew the waterways and took very good care of us!! The boat was more than spacious with the 10 people we had aboard. I would definitely use Gregg for future adventures!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 29th

    Great host, great boat. Had a great time!


  • What a magical day on Gregg's Sea Ray. We visited sand bars on the way to Stiltsville for sunset, watched Dolphins mate up close, hung out in downtown Miami and listened to music, saw fireworks and a light show.
    I would highly recommend doing this same full day itinerary . Can't wait to rent again soon!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Mar. 19th

    As always, Dan is a great owner to rent from. The boat sails great, the owner is friendly and it always well stocked with beer and ice!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Nov. 13th

    Thank you Dan, pleasure as always.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 19th

    Luna Sea is a great boat for SF bay. She is easy to sail and fast in light wind. We had a great time abound and would recommend getting in touch with Dan who is very accommodating. Thank you Dan for stocking her up on drinks and snacks. I would happily charter her again in the future.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 09th

    Capitan Dan is a skilled sailor where safety and clients interests are prioritized. He's also a wealth of nautical history.
    Our family and friends enjoyed our day sailing the bay and will return to Capitan Dan.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 08th

    Light winds 5-10 but awesome air show with the blue angels and an F22 raptor overhead. Boat in great condition and Dan always super reliable. See you again next year.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 11th

    Another great day on the Luna Sea! A+++ for Dan, couldn't ask for better service.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 17th

    Had an amazing day sailing with Dan. We started the voyage with a champagne toast that set the tone for a great day. My family had no prior sailing experience, but Dan was a great captain and allowed everyone to participate in driving the boat and changing the sails. I could not think of a better experience. I have already recommended him to all of my friends and will definitely charter him again the next time I am visiting SF. Thank you Dan.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Dec. 31st

    Always a pleasure to be on this boat. Pickup and dropoff without a hitch

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 29th

    Fantastic trip! Dan was a well prepared and timely captain who helped to tailor our voyage to our interests. Had a blast sailing, and Dan was wonderful company along with being an experienced captain!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Feb. 25th

    Dan was Great! His boat is very nice and was a lot of fun sailing!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 24th

    Another great day on the Luna Sea! Highly recommended, Dan is a friendly and accommodating captain.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 08th

    Another great day on the Bay with Luna Sea! Three generations enjoying "just being on the water" again. The boat is always well cared for and ready to go. Dan is great to work with and super reliable. Thanks Dan and Boatbound!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 19th

    Another great day on the bay aboard Luna Sea! Dan was extremely understanding for being late on our scheduled arrival time.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 12th

    Dan is a super nice guy and very helpful and welcoming. We had a great time on his well equipped and well cared for Islander and look forward to renting with him again some time.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 22nd

    Dan and his boat were fantastic. Dan met us at the dock and reviewed all of the details of the boat with us. He suggested a route for the day sail and sent us on our way. The boat is in great order and prepared to sail from novice to racer. Great boat, great day, great owner in Dan.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 04th

    We had a really great time on Dan's boat. The boat is safe, fully equipped and in very good shape ! Dan is very helpful and gave us plenty of good advice.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 22nd

    Great !

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 21st

    Dan is the man! All six of us enjoyed a lovely experience sailing on the Bay. We were greeted with a bubbly attitude and donuts to start. We all felt safe the entire trip and Dan empowered us to learn how to be great crew members. He was full of fun stories and knowledge. We laughed, ate lunch at Angel Island, sailed alongside the Embarcadero, and stopped by the At&t baseball stadium before returning to our Marina. I highly recommend Dan and his Islander 36 Luna Sea.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 23rd

    Dan was just awesome!
    He let me check in early on the boat, gave a detailed tour of the important specific items of the boat and even gave us drinks and food!
    My friends and I were thrilled with this boat that is in a pristine condition!
    Best charter, thanks again Dam!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 17th

    Luna Sea and Dan were fantastic! Dan gave a great boat intro, very flexible on schedule, and most importantly the boat worked flawlessly all day! New motor is quiet and made for comfortable motoring in the morning, and once the wind picked up had a beautiful sail, all running gear, sails, and all the kit in great shape. I look forward to many more repeat rentals!

  • 3/5 stars (3/5)
    Mar. 28th

    It was fine. Dan is a bit of a 'character', and some of the ladies in the group were not that thrilled with him. He kind of sly-talked me out of a bareboat charter, which I purchased. The boat was decent, though, and the sailing fun.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Mar. 26th

    Really excellent. Dan was friendly, skilled, fun, and made the afternoon supremely comfortable and enjoyable. We had him skipper the boat and he is clearly an experienced hand. Everyone was at ease hanging out, helping out lightly, and sipping Champagne. Boat was well stocked and in great condition. Dan kills it. Highly recommend.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Nov. 08th

    Great boat, sails like a champ! Also, Dan stocks the boat well :)

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Nov. 07th

    We had a spectacular day! Sailed from Alemeda to Angel Island on a great boat. Everything worked perfectly and Dan is a great host and keeps a good, clean, functional, and fun boat.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 29th

    We had a great time sailing Dan's boat on the San Francisco bay. Dan was incredibly thorough in reviewing the equipment on board and the boat handled very well.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 18th

    We had a great time on the Luna Sea! She sails like a beauty and can handle the winds in the bay quite well. She is also quite beamy which makes it easy to entertain guests while on the water. Looking forward to future adventures.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 17th

    AMAZING!!!!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 10th

    We had an absolutely wonderful time with Captain Dan and his sailboat. As a family we celebrated my husband's sixtieth birthday, and the sail far exceeded our expectations. After a review of the safety instructions we enjoyed wonderful mimosas and sailed to Angel Island. The lunch was terrific and his stories even better! The highlight was watching the 40 minute show of the Blue Angels as Dan cheerfully tacked back and forth many times in a very crowded area. He provided a wonderful memory for my family and I would highly recommend his services.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 11th

    Incredible day on the bay with Luna Sea!!! Watching the blue angels overhead while reaching in about 15 knots from blossom rock to alcatraz and back was the definition of a "WOW" moment.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 04th

    Great Boat, He is so well organized.
    We had great time.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 21st

    Once again the Luna Sea was perfect for a team outing on San Francisco Bay! Completed over 30nm of sailing around the bay! Dan was extremely hospitable, boat was in great condition.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 15th

    Dan was a great skipper, he handle high winds and cold Beverages with skill
    and high style. The Islander 36 was perfect with our weather conditions
    and Temperatures.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 13th

    Another "E ticket" ride on San Francisco Bay: from dead calm (with dolphins) behind Angel Island to dense fog and 20-30 knot winds opposite the Golden Gate bridge along the Berkeley flats. (First time I needed a compass course from Angel Island to the eastern span of the bay bridge!!!) The boat handles it all just fine and as usual, Dan is great to work with.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 11th

    Best of the best!
    Dan took us on a short sunset cruise to celebrate a birthday, couldn't have had a better time.

    Thank you again!

    -The rowdy brits and other nationalities ;)

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 23rd

    Great boat! Had a great time sailing around the bay on Luna Sea!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 22nd

    Dan was great. My group had such a fun time on the Luna Sea, and we will definitely book again in the future. He and his wife were very well prepared, super accommodating, and incredibly friendly.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 16th

    Dan is very friendly person and careful sailor. Good boat in a good shape, great for family adventure. On my opinion it very nice of Dan to fill the ice box with ice and beverages and put snacks and donuts. Excellent customer care!

    I would recommend Dan and Luna Sea to my friends and will be glad to rent it again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 06th

    We really enjoyed the day on the Bay with Dan and his comfortable 36' sail boat, "Luna Sea". His pre-trip arrangements were well planned and professionally setup for our trip. We felt very good with Dan's quick responsiveness before the trip to our questions & concerns. Boat Safety was reasonably emphasized and all the guests were very pleased with Dan's expert boat handling skills. Great fun-we will definitely charter with Dan again in the near future.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 29th

    Luna Sea was perfect for an evening outing with friends. Dan was incredibly accommodating, and the boat was in great shape and everything worked as described. The boat performed great in choppy seas and gusty weather. Looking forward to chartering again soon!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 22nd

    Fantastic experience and beautiful boat. Dan is a very knowledgable guy and really showed my family and I a great time on the bay.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 03rd

    Dan was fantastic in helping us book a rental last minute on a holiday weekend. The boat is beautiful and the day went very well! I will absolutely rent again soon.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 02nd

    Another great day on San Francisco Bay -- this one very special for us with 3 generations of boys sailing together for the first time -- ages 70, 40, and 10. Dan and Luna Sea are always very responsible and responsive. Thanks for the opportunity to teach the next generation our love of sailing and just being together on the water.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 27th

    I surprised my husband with a sailing trip while we were in San Francisco. Dan planned an amazing day! He brought his wife with him to help and they were both so nice, accommodating, and lots of fun to spend the day with. They made us feel very comfortable on the water and on their boat. I couldn't have asked for a better trip! We would love to sail with them again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 01st

    What a fantastic day! Dan is great. A real sailing enthusiast. Although we bareboated this trip, I could easily see how Dan would be a great captain and host.
    Looking forward to going out on Luna Sea again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 23rd

    Great day's sail! Dan and his wife are wonderful hosts, and the boat is immaculate. We could not have had a better day on the bay. Good boat, good company, good sailing, good food, good weather, what's not to like?

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 21st

    We had a lovely afternoon aboard Luna Sea. Dan was a knowledgeable and gracious host, letting us play captain and pointing us in the right directions. We saw several pods of dolphins and sea lions before settling in at Angel Island for the lunch Dan brought for us. All in all we probably spent 6 hours on the water and enjoyed it immensely. We would love to do it again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 20th

    Our group had a great time sailing with Dan. Luna Sea is in excellent condition and well equipped. I would definitely recommend his boat to anyone who is thinking of sailing around the bay.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 16th

    WOW! My family had an amazing time with Dan, he was very accommodating to our schedule, very knowledgeable about the bay area and a great help with the sailing. We had winds that we would not have been comfortable in by ourselves and Dan made it very easy to sail the Luna Sea and enjoy a high wind day. I will definitely book with Dan again and would highly recommend his boat to anyone.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 13th

    This was maybe the 6th or 7th time I've taken out Dan's boat and we had a great time. It's always got a full tank of gas, a fully stocked fridge and it's very well maintained. Will definitely be taking it out again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 02nd

    We had a great time out on the water with Dan - it's always a pleasure to sail (race) around the bay with him. Looking forward to getting out there again soon!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 21st

    Had a great day on a skippered charter with Captain Dan and Cindy. Dan is very easy-going and knowledgeable, and my family of 4 were very confident in his hands. He took us for a tour of the bay around Angel island, the city, and up by AT&T park, all a great treat for my family visiting from the UK. Luna Sea is a simple boat but sails well and comfortable. Would happily recommend a day out with Dan to anyone.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 12th

    Our family had a wonderful sailing trip with Dan, traveling from Alameda, under the Bay Bridge with beautiful views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Angel Island. He moored the boat at Angel Island in a quiet cove and we took a short break for lunch before heading back. Dan was very welcoming and our family felt comfortable and safe on his boat. He also encouraged us to join in helping with the sailing and driving of the boat. On the way back we saw Alcatraz, the sea lions at Pier 39, and the stadium. I highly recommend Dan and his beautiful boat! He will get back to you via email or phone right away and is very knowledgeable about the history of San Francisco. I would give Dan more than five stars if it was possible. Thank you Dan for helping make this family day one we will remember forever!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 11th

    Great boat for the bay -- handled 20-30 knots gusting in sloppy ebb current with no problems whatsoever. Very well equiped and maintained. Dan is great to work with -- responsible owner that knows his boat well.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 10th

    Great boat!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 11th

    Dan met us at the dock in the morning.I spent about 30 minutes checking out the boat with him.All the necessary equipment was aboard.Dan even supplied various drinks and ice.It was a great experience and Dan was very personable and helpful.The boat is very easy to sail and is ideal for the Bay conditions.Thanks,Dan.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 04th

    Amazing boat and had a great time with Dan and his wife Mifi. Both avid sailors and they treated us to a truly amazing day out on the water. We started and ended the day with champagne if that tells a bit of the story. I'm sure I will do it again with them!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Mar. 28th

    Fantastic experience!

    The boat is in super shape, very well and smartly rigged. We sailed it on the Bay by 20 knots without reefing. The cabin is very comfortable, even for kids (3 kids for our session).

    Dan is a really nice, welcoming and easy-going person.
    He calmly explained everything we needed to know and made sure we were comfortable for our sailing trip.

    200% recommended!

    Alexis

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Mar. 22nd

    Had a great time on Luna Sea - it was the 5th time I've taken it out. And as a bonus, the Boatbound guys were there and gave us some great SWAG!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Mar. 21st

    This was such a brilliant success. Dan was very friendly and helpful, and we will rent from him again. Thank you Dan for everything!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Feb. 16th

    This is the 2nd time I've taken Dan's Islander out. It's a great boat (sails very well), Dan does a great run through and also goes out of his way to provide provisions for you as well. I look forward to taking it out again soon!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jan. 25th

    Dan's been amazing as always. Boat was ready, clean, filled with snacks. Great day on the bay

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Dec. 21st

    Absolutely perfect, every single detail. We took kids and they loved it, a perfect trip around the bay.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Nov. 11th

    Dan and his boat are amazing and our group had a great time aboard Luna Sea and will certainly be renting again! Thanks Dan!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Nov. 15th

    Super incredible service and boat.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Nov. 08th

    Dan is very responsive, flexible, helpful and laid back, which I really appreciated. We did an overnight and we were very comfortable. The boat sails beautifully and even in light winds, we were moving at a solid pace.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 14th

    Great experience. Boat was in great condition, communication was good, Dan made sure we were set up and was generally very helpful. Bareboat daysail, took about half hour to go over the boat systems in the morning and then Dan met us at the dock when we returned.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 19th

    Had a great time taking Dan's Islander out. The boat had a full tank, Dan gave a great overview of boat systems, provided beer in the color (with ice!). Definitely look forward to getting out again on Luna Sea soon!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 17th

    Dan was extremely helpful and friendly getting our crew set up with the Luna Sea. He was gracious enough to stock the fridge with beverages and include snacks too!

    Dan gave a thorough tutorial and tour of the boat and even helped plan my route along the bay. The ship itsself is in top notch condition and handled with ease on tough bay waters.

    I look forward to my next rental with the Luna Sea!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 10th

    Great owner, great boat. Couldn't have been happier, will rent from again! Thanks Dan, will be in touch!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 21st

    What a fun afternoon! We booked Dan for a birthday celebration, and he went out of his way to prepare the perfect sunset cruise for us. He sailed us from Pier 40 near AT&T park around Angel Island, along the bay passing Alcatraz and back along the city skyline to the pier. We really enjoyed his company, and it is no wonder Dan is the biggest celebrity on BoatBound.

    Book him today! You will not find a better deal.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 01st

    Another great day on Luna Sea---thanks Dan! David

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 31st

    Super easy to work with, great boat. Boat functioned as advertised and was well equipped!

  • 4/5 stars (4/5)
    Aug. 23rd

    We had a great time with Luna Sea! Dan was more accommodating than we had any reason to expect, including outfitting the ice box with ice and beer, plus exhibiting much patience when we arrived back at the slip a little later than expected.

    Luna herself is a sweet sailor. The rig is tweaked out to the nines and she handled 25 knots without a hitch, despite the inexperience of the day's crew. We were extremely comfortable with 6 on board.

    I'd have to say we went crazy for Luna Sea! :-)

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 24th

    Dan's Islander 36 is a great boat for the bay! She handles great in significant winds and can point better than most boats available to rent. We did multiple passes in front of the slot and she had no problem maintaining course. Try that on a Hunter! Dan and his wife were very nice and incredibly knowledgeable.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 09th

    We had a great time sailing with Dan. The boat was clean and in good working order. Dan is full of insight into the bay and SF. We look forward to sailing with Dan again on another trip to this area.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 03rd

    Dan was great! My wife and I chartered Luna Sea for 5 days from Dan, and it was one of the most enjoyable experiences of our lives. Not only did Dan provide the boat, but he arraigned a ride for us from the airport and helped us provision the boat! Dan ran us through the in's and out's of the boat and then turned us loose. Luna Sea is a wonderful vessel and sails very well in heavy weather conditions. The interior is nice and very comfortable for overnight stays. The first afternoon we ran through the slot with 25 knot winds at 7+ knots of boat speed and were very comfortable. I wish I could sail that boat every weekend!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 07th

    Luna Sea is a beautiful boat and a fabulous for cruising in San Francisco Bay. Dan is the ideal owner and a tremendous companion for introducing you to the area. He tended to our trip with care and provided invaluable advice and good humor throughout our rental. The Islander 36 is a thoughtfully built boat that inspires confidence in traversing "The Slot" in 27 knot winds. She is exceedingly well equipped and designed for racing or family fun. Thanks for a great trip, Dan, we shall return soon.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 14th

    We sailed on Luna Sea on the hottest day of the year so far in winds that were light to begin with, so we did mostly motoring into the open waters of the bay. After lunch the winds came up. We sailed from the San Francisco waterfront to the Golden Gate Bridge. The winds hit 20nm. The boat handled the winds very nicely and we had an exhilarating sail from the waterfront to Tiburon then down behind Alcatraz Island. From 1:30 till 5:00 the winds continued to blow very nicely.

    Dan's boat handles beautifully, doing well in open waters with moderate winds. My crew was excited and enthusiastic and we all want to return as soon as possible. We're looking at another trip in the fall and maybe sooner.

    Dan was very welcoming and accommodating. He allowed us to stay on the boat the night before the sailing trip, which was very convenient since we didn't have to fight Bay Area traffic on the day of the sail. Thank you Dan.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 13th

    The second time I've rented Dan's boat. Had a wonderful day on the water, and the boat performed flawlessly!

    Only knock was that the dinette table was still broken (this rental was in April, previous one was end of November). We didn't need it, so no big deal.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 17th

    I brought four friends on the trip with Dan and we had an excellent time. Dan's knowledge of the bay was indispensable and his energy was infectious. Our experience on the bay as new sailors was intense with 20-25mph winds but we felt very safe and in control with Dan.

    Anyone new to boatbound or curious about bay sailing should definitely take a trip with Dan.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 01st

    Dan was extremely friendly, hospitable, and his boat was (and is) in great condition. We will definitely be sailing Luna Sea again! Thank you Dan!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 20th

    We had an excellent day! Dan's experience is very impressive. I would definitely recommend Dan to any of my friends who are consider having a day sail in the bay.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 19th

    Luna Sea is an excellent boat for a day sail on the bay. Well equipped, stable, and loved by Dan who is an equally excellent host. Getting the boat was easy, Dan's orientation was quick & clear, and the boat was even well stocked! I'll definitely charter from Dan again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 07th

    It is easy to say great things about Dan and his Islander 36. But that might only reveal the obvious. Anyone would enjoy a day on the water with Dan. My son and I chose to accept Dan's offer to join us. Even though we are sail boat owners and have sailed extensively for many years Dan's company was truly valuable. He has local knowledge of the waterways and of the history of the many things to see on the water in the Bay area. Moreover, as experienced sailors, we learned some strategies and techniques from Dan that we will apply during our sailing on the East Coast. He is not intrusive yet is instructive and companionable. At the end of sailing for 7 hours on Luna Sea we felt that we spent a day with a friend. The marina is easy to access by car and parking facilities were great. You have water access to the Bay as people perceive it as well as you see the Oakland/Alameda commercial shipping venue. That plus seeing the City and its features, the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Alcatraz, the new baseball field all in a day is a trip by sail without peer. All in all, what Dan offers is a true bargain! Given what he adds to the bareboat charter, a day on Luna Sea is the "best deal in town".

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Mar. 28th

    We had an absolutely wonderful time with Dan! He was friendly, relaxed, and flexible with plans from the very beginning before we even had the chance to meet. Once our group arrived at the boat, he was just as welcoming and helpful. After a few quick safety words, we were on our way sailing. The bay was a bit choppy the day we went, but it made for a bit of adventure and plenty of laughs. He taught us a few things about sailing, and let us help out here and there as well. Having been in SF much longer than the rest of us, he also had some great stories to share as we sailed around different parts of the bay. I highly recommend Dan as both a skipper and to rent from. Can't wait for trip #2. Thanks again Dan!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Dec. 29th

    Really enjoyed working with Dan and renting Luna Sea. Everything was ready to go when we arrived....all we needed was get our stuff on board and turn the engine over to leave dock... Dan even had drinks and ice in the cooler, the kids were really excited. Luna Sea is a great boat....a pleasure to sail. Great experience!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jan. 03rd

    My brother and I took my dad out on Luna Sea for his 82nd birthday. It was a perfect day that will be a day remembered thanks to Dan's friendly, professional service, a well appointed and maintained boat, and beautiful locale. Thanks Dan!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Dec. 21st

    The boat was great, everything worked well and it sailed beautifully even in light wind. Thanks Dan!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Nov. 30th

    A great boat that is well stocked. The Islander 36 handles well in a wide range of winds, and is simple enough to single hand if necessary. We had an awesome trip around the Bay!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Nov. 09th

    Dan provided a wonderful time and was very accomadating. I look forward to booking my next trip in the future with Dan! I would highly recommend Dan to my friends and clients.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 28th

    We had a fantastic day sailing with Dan. We sailed from Alameda, over to SF to pick up some friends, then all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge and back. Dan was a great teacher and got us all involved in sailing the boat. He even gave us a ride back to SF at the end of the day. I would highly recommend a day on the "Luna Sea" to anyone who wants to do some real sailing on the bay.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 05th

    Luna Sea was a gorgeous boat, and her owner Dan was one of the most genuinely nice people I've ever encountered. We can't wait to sail Luna Sea again, it was an absolute joy. Thanks!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 06th

    We took out Luna Sea for a day with 6 of us, and 2 kids. The winds were pretty light, but we still had a fantastic time. When the wind did pick up, we had some really exhilarating sailing across the bay. Luna Sea is a beautiful and well-maintained boat and Dan is a fantastic owner who loves sailing and is extremely personable and helpful. Highly recommended.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 21st

    I chartered Luna Sea for my girlfriend's birthday and I've never seen her happier. Luna Sea handles beautifully and the San Francisco Bay is the most beautiful place I've ever sailed. Dan was also an absolute dream to coordinate with. He had everything we could have asked for ready on Luna Sea when we arrived and took care of all the prep work and cleanup. He went out of his way to make sure we had a blast. I honestly couldn't have imagined a better time. Everything went wonderfully and I'll definitely be back to charter Luna Sea again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 15th

    We had a great time on the Luna Sea. Dan was awesome! He met up with us and showed us features of the boat, as well as how these gadgets on the boat worked. He's got them all too: digital depth meter, wind sensor, GPS,.. you name it. You can tell he has a passion for sailing. Luna Sea was a great boat; well maintained, easy to sail. Dan's gotten it set up so that you could control everything from the cockpit: the sailboats I've been on required someone at the bow to access the halyard. We'll certainly be back. Thanks Dan!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 07th

    Dan was excellent! We went out to watch the America's Cup races and Dan positioned his boat so that we constantly had the best viewing position. Unlike most of the other boats that stayed in one place Dan continued to sail and give us great commentary on the race and made the sailing and viewing a wonderful experience for all of us. His enthusiasm for boating was evident for the entire day - we felt more like family friends than guests paying to be on his boat. We will definitely come back for another day of sailing with Dan - we all had a wonderful time!