Tom

5.0/5 stars 78 reviews
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About Tom

“Thanks for clicking on me! I look forward to sharing a boat with you.”


Aboard since 2018

From Washington, DC

Reviews of Tom (78)

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Nov. 09th

    We all had a great time for a birthday party. The boat is spacious for 12 people and the sites are excellent from the water.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 14th

    We had a GREAT day with Captain Todd! He was flexible on our start time due to the weather and answered all my questions so we could be prepared when we arrived. The parking area is easy to find and the instructions on how to get to the boat are clear. The boat is exactly as described in the photos. We had 10 people out celebrating a 30th Birthday. We cruised the river and anchored for some swimming for awhile. It was a really great time and we all left talking about how we need to do it again. 5/5 stars and 10/10 recommend!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 02nd

    Both Tom and the boat were amazing! Couldn't have asked for a better experience, thank you Tom!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 25th

    We had a great time! The boat was ideal for a larger group. It was well kept and had everything needed for a day on the water (grill, coolers, speaker, a huge float and margaritas!). We'll certainly book again for our next party. The perfect way to end the summer!


  • A great day in a great boat.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 02nd

    Wow! My group had a blast riding with Tom on July 4th. Riding on the Potomac with a grill and inflatables is an experience hard to beat in DC.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 03rd

    Amazing experience! Great service by Tom and all. We loved it and will be booking soon for our next adventure.


  • Very responsive and helpful


  • Fantastic experience - highly recommend renting this and hooking up with others near Georgetown.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 22nd

    We had a great time on this boat! Tom was very accommodating and chill. Would definitely recommend.


  • We had an excellent day on Tom's boat this past Saturday! The process was easy and transparent from start to finish. There was a small problem with the oil on that boat that day which meant we could not go at top speeds, and therefore could not tube or sport, but Tom was upfront and very communicative about the issue. He immediately offered to still let us go out for the day at a discount, or refund us fully. We chose to still go out and were able to tour all around the area and (at Tom's recommendation) stop and swim at a few great spots. While we were initially disappointed, Tom went out of his way to ensure we still at a great time. We would absolutely boat with Tom again, thanks Tom!

  • 4/5 stars (4/5)
    Jun. 15th

    Wonderful day on the water with Tom - he was a great captain and the boat was great for a big group.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 23rd

    The best time ever.......


  • Great guy, great service.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 15th

    We had the best time. The boat was sparkling clean and the captain was friendly and hospitable. We hope to do this again soon!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 02nd

    Tom was ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. His boat far exceeded expectations, my friends and I had such an incredible time. To top it all off, Tom made us absolutely delicious margaritas. Will definitely be renting again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 26th

    Tom's boat was awesome! Great for a day in the Potomac and has a great sound system. Tom was great to communicate with and very trustworthy. Definitely will rent again.


  • Excellent trip.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 23rd

    Beautiful boat! Great experience with our captain, Paul who was funny and sailing for a few hours.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 31st

    Todd and his boat were great! He gave me good tutorial, was very flexible (with start time, end time), helped with LJs, kids, etc. Will def. do Todds boat again.


  • Tom was super easy to work with. Boat is not in pristine shape but she runs and we had a good time.


  • We had a great time on Tom's catamaran! The boat was clean and fully equipped, Tom gave us good directions for making the most of our time, and we can't ready to get out another time!


  • Tom was great. He gave us a great overview overview of the boat when we arrived and was in communication when we needed. Wonderful experience.


  • We had an AWESOME day. Tom took us to a great spot to swim, the boat was really comfortable, and he was a terrific captain. He was really responsive with to my questions ahead of time too. We would book with him again in a heartbeat!


  • Great service


  • We needed a boat at the last minute as the one we had originally reserved fell through due to the boat owner being unprepared. Tom approved us and we were on the boat in 2 hours. We got a very nice, clean boat and dealt with a professional owner. I would definitely recommend this boat.


  • Excellent boat, excellent location. Tom was very accommodating. I will definitely use this boat again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 04th

    Best captain ever! Cooked food for us it was perfect. Actually rented the following weekend

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 08th

    Tom was very helpful and we enjoyed our day on the river - highly recommended!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 26th

    Our overall experience renting from Tom was great. We had a great time on the Potomac and Tom was very helpful.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 16th

    The little hobo made for a great day out on the water! Plenty of space both inside and out!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 30th

    Tom was very helpful, punctual, and responsive. Tom is easy to work with and knowledgeable about the river. The boat was smooth and fast. The deep V hull really cuts through and provides a very nice ride. Everything was excellent. Highly recommend.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 15th

    Tom was a spectacular host, and we had an amazing time. Tom was our captain, and helped ensure that we and our friends had a wonderful evening grilling and enjoying the water on the Potomac watching a gorgeous sunset from the Lincoln Memorial. If you're looking to take your friends out on the water for a fun day or evening, we strongly endorse Tom and his team!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 09th

    We all loved this little houseboat!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 08th

    Tom was great to work with and the boat was great! Provided 4 hours of cruising on the Potomac and was very easy to drive. We will definitely rent from and work with Tom again. Thanks!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 04th

    Tom and his crew where great. Got us on the water and off the water quickly.
    Had good Nav equipment on-board and enjoyed the day.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 03rd

    Great service and great fun at a great rate! Tom took great care to ensure we had a fun day on the water.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 01st

    Great experience for a group of 6 looking for a sunset boat cruise. We were a little concerned about rain but Tom was flexible and let us wait it out until the last minute for a successful ride. Paul drove us around and was an excellent captain and tour guide of the Potomac. Would definitely recommend booking!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 01st

    Everything went very smoothly from the moment we arrived. The boat is as described and we had a great day on the water. Thanks Tom, will be renting again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 03rd

    Tom was great! I took out his Maxum 2300 and used Boatbound for the first time. The process was very easy and Tom was incredibly responsive and accommodating. We had no problems, had a great time and look forward to taking the boat again soon.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 29th

    Great day on the water, Tom made it super easy. Looking forward to our next trip

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 17th

    It was a great experience renting from Tom. The boat was great and Tom was helpful, communicative, and kind.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 29th

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time on Tom's boat. We planned a day trip with a few friends to go around the Potomac River and down to Mt. Vernon. It's was easy to book and Tom was very responsive. He was very helpful and showed us how to work the boat and all of his equipment. Would recommend using his boat for a fun day on the water!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Apr. 16th

    Fun and easy going guy, boat, while cetrainly fra from new, was OK.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 02nd

    Amazing!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jan. 04th

    Tom was a wonderful captain. He made trip planning very easy and accommodated all of our family's needs, and was pleasant company on the boat. We highly recommend him and his boat.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Oct. 30th

    Tom made it super easy to take his awesome 23 footer out for the day. He was very accommodating with our schedule, and even found us a bottle opener and corkscrew last minute. We were also very pleased with the little extras onboard, like a phone charger and audio plugin. Will definitely rent again next season!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 25th

    Just great and very professional. Tom was our captain on our 'last summer day' cruise around D.C. The boat is well maintained, offers BBQs and coolers on the sun-deck and all comfort you need for a day trip. Tom is very familiar with the very hidden best spots on the Potomac and the boat can go, where few others can. Our group fully enjoyed the day with our captain on the Potomac. Five star captain and boat. Thanks a lot- we will come back next year.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 13th

    Tom was a very gracious host! We had a great time. He went above and beyond to make the trip enjoyable. Tom was very fast in responding and accommodated the request last minute. Highly recommend!!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 23rd

    I had a great experience renting from Tom. He was very easy to work with, very flexible, and extremely helpful throughout the entire process. The boat was really nice, as well, and the marina and location are also ideal. The boat is in excellent condition and performed really well. It was clear that Tom obviously maintains the boat with care. The boat was perfect for a fun day on the Potomac, and I'm looking forward to taking it out again sometime. I explored the river, stopped at Georgetown, Alexandra and Yards Park. Once again, Tom was great to work with and the boat was really nice. Don't hesitate to rent this boat. You'll have a great time.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 11th

    Wow! If I needed to write a one-word summary of the experience that day, that's what it would be - wow! Tom was not just a competent captain, but the consummate host. He said he would be an unobtrusive host, but as it turned out, he made the day for all of us. The day started with a bit higher wind than any of us would like, but Tom simply adjusted the agenda accordingly. We stayed most of the day above Georgetown near Three Sisters. Then, when it came time to throw the steaks on the grill, Tom stepped-in (happily) and took over the cooking duty. The water quality was very good that day so we spent a lot of time in the water and Tom has all the toys. If you don’t like the toys so much, you can always do what I did; a cannonball off the top deck. I would go back again just to have steaks grilled on his awesome grill. I could not recommend Tom any higher. And, I would add that if you are contemplating being the captain yourself, I recommend that you just relax and leave the driving (and the cooking) to Tom.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 13th

    Had a wonderful day on the water, Tom's boat is in great shape and he was really friendly and easy to work with.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 18th

    tom was great! he was very flexible and accommodating to this newbie. he took us to the perfect spots for what we wanted that day and helpful in every regard. will definitely hit up tom again in the future.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 17th

    This was the greatest boat ride ever. Tom was an awesome Captain. He took us all over, to see the planes fly overhead, by Lincoln Memorial, past Georgetown and more. We went to a rope swing up the river and swung a bunch of times too!

    His boat is fantastic. With a huge deck on top, we had so much space for everyone in the group. We grilled burgers and hot dogs, had plenty of cooler space, and danced all day to the incredible sound system. The bathroom was clean and convenient, and there is also plenty of space downstairs if you wanted to sleep over.

    We went out for a friend's 25th birthday, and we will be sure to do this again next year. I have raved to everyone I know about how awesome this day was, and everyone needs to experience the Potomac like this!! HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 28th

    I chartered Captain Tom and the Catamaran Cruiser for an eight hour Sunday cruise with a bunch of my closest friends and we had the best time ever!!! Captain Tom was easy to get a hold of and kept in touch with me with coordinating when and where to meet up. After we got on board we had a quick safety briefing and got right to having fun. Captain Tom drove us past the Lincoln Memorial and suggested he take a picture of the whole group and I am so thankful he did! We rode past the Georgetown Waterfront and Captain Tom picked a perfect spot for us to anchor and jump in the water. He threw out a huge raft for us to use and we also made use of his paddle board. Captain Tom made delicious daiquiris for our whole group and also served them to those of us still in the water. We grilled burgers and dogs on the top deck grill and it went off without a hitch. Sound system was awesome and made for a real party atmosphere. On the way back to the marina Captain Tom made a surprise stop at Gravelly Point Park (never been before). We watched the planes fly right over our heads and land at National airport. Seeing this from the top deck of the boat, I'm sure was the best view at the park. It was AMAZING and quite a rush. Our group loves to travel and plan activities but this was by far the most fun thing we've done all summer! Thanks Captain Tom!!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 02nd

    Great experience! Tom familiarized us with the boat, and we were on our way in no time! We definitely plan on renting again in the future.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 13th

    Easy transaction, very helpful with area familiarization, and threw in extra swimming floats.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 07th

    Tom was great and incredibly accommodating. The boat was awesome, and the swimming mat was easily one of the best things about the boat. Would absolutely rent from Tom in the future - one of the best experiences I've had in DC in months.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 07th

    Great working with you Tom! Thanks for being flexible and allowing us a great afternoon on the water!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 24th

    Great day on the water. Tom provided us everything we needed to have a blast.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 06th

    Tom is very easy to work with and does what he can to ensure your have a great day on the boat. The boat itself is great. Lots of space and the upper deck area is perfect for grilling and just relaxing. There is a kayak and stand-up paddle board for use as well. The sound system is powerful enough to serenade everyone near you on the river. You won't regret spending a day on this boat.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 30th

    Perfect for a day on the Potomac! Would recommend and will rent again, five stars.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 17th

    Tom was easy to communicate with on his cell phone. The boat was in good shape, he provided life vests for all the 9 year olds, a tube and even a wakeboard. We tubed Sunday morning by the memorial bridge and everyone had a blast. The boat was great for cruising, swimming and tubing and the bimini top works awesome. The boat does handle the waves well, and can easily pull a tube. Thanks Tom for making your boat available for our family fun!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 09th

    Tom was great, response and very friendly. He showed us the ropes and filled up the tank with us to get us on our way quickly. The boat was in decent shape and had some power. We've wanted to do this for years and had a fun time with the family and friends on the Potomac. Thank you Tom and thank you Boatsetter for making this possible.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 04th

    Great boat - had the best day. Tom is safety centered and extremely knowledgeable. Hope to rent again soon.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jul. 04th

    If you want to rent a vessel in the D.C. area, Tom is THE ONE to rent from. From the beginning, our communication was easy and accurate. He met with us twice prior (at my request) to ensure that not only were we prepared, but that his boat was prepared to support our trip. He even took his own time to hook up his personal Wi-Fi hub to afford us streaming data capability to listen to music while out for the 4th. When we thought that the weather was going to cancel the fireworks, he offered to host us on his larger houseboat and party with him. Even more, since the weather was uncertain, leading up to the last minute prior to the 4th he was willing to cancel and refund our payment without penalty. He takes outstanding care of his vessels, and cares about you enjoying your experience. I'd rent from him again, and recommend him to all my friends.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 25th

    Tom's Catamaran was awesome - just as described! He had a paddle board and kayak that we were also able to take out on the water. Tom was great about keeping in touch throughout the day, and even went above and beyond by taking us for a ride on one of his ski boats at the end of the day. Would definitely recommend!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 25th

    We had a great experience renting from Tom. He was helpful getting us situated with the boat, and the transfer was seamless. Tom has all sorts of water-toys to enhance the experience. We enjoyed wake boarding and soaking in the rays. Will definitely rent from Tom again.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 19th

    We had a great Father's Day on Tom's boat and look forward to doing it again. Tom had everything ready and even had it running when we got there.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 18th

    Tom is awesome and the boat is great! Can't wait to take this boat out again.

    Thanks Tom!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Jun. 15th

    Tom met us at the dock right on time with a cart ready. He was very instructive on how to operate the boat
    and all its gadgets. Boat ran great and was very comfortable. He even let us borrow one of his frying pans so we could cook our steaks on board ( something we forgot). The boat slip is in a great location within the marina which made it easy to dock and find. I would rent from Tom anytime.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 28th

    We had a great time on Tom's boat. Even though he had a slight delay in getting the boat read he let us hangout on his other boat while we waited and took care of us. The water mat he provided was perfect for lounging on and relaxing on all day. The boat is perfect for a day on the water with the head and the shade the cabin provides. We didn't use the AC/generator at all but when we tested them before the trip they were great and if it had been any hotter they would have been needed. I would rent from Tom again without question.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 08th

    This was the perfect boat for a day out on the Potomac in the sun! I wanted to surprise my boyfriend for his birthday with the chance to get out on the water with some friends, and he absolutely loved it. We fit 10 people without an issue (though those sitting in the front got a little wet on the choppy water around Hains Point, partly due to the windy conditions -- beyond that, there was plenty of space for everyone and we all stayed dry). We were able to anchor off Roosevelt Island near Georgetown harbor and just enjoy the sun, the view, and some snacks. The sound system was great, and the boat was very easy to navigate after Tom's quick safety and operation demo.

    I would definitely recommend calling Tom directly rather than going through the site -- he was very responsive by phone and text. The price was very reasonable -- I took it out from 12-4 at the half day rate, which was perfect for our trip. Would definitely rent from him again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    May. 01st

    My family and I had a great time. Tom went above and beyond to make sure we had a good and memorable experience. My kids can't wait to do it again!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 19th

    Tom's boat was awesome! I took the boat out with a group of friends in their twenties, and we had an awesome day. It was definitely roomy enough to fit 10 people as he mentions in his description and having the speakers was fantastic. Todd had the boat ready for us to go, and even though we didn't use them, also provided tubes and a wake board.

    Thanks Tom for a fun day on the boat!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Sep. 05th

    Tom was great to work with! He was flexible with our float plan and even drove us to our first anchorage spot. His house boat is a great change from your typical power boat and was the perfect vessel for a nice day out on the waters. It can hold a ton of people comfortably and most of the time, everyone was lounging on the floats provided anyway. Great boat with great amenities (as listed in his description) - highly recommend!

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 29th

    We took a group of six girls out for an evening on the water with Tom and his crew for a farewell celebration. Tom went above and beyond our expectations and we couldn't have had a better night! We weren't planning on getting in the water, but wanted to be within a good view of the monuments for sunset. Tom anchored us by his house boat and let us use it all night long. His boat was the perfect size for all of us and we'd love to use it again. It was just what we needed, and it was the perfect way to spend the evening.

  • 5/5 stars (5/5)
    Aug. 23rd

    Hello All! Was fortunate enough to be able to rent Tom’s Maxum last weekend to take my teen daughters and two of their friends tubing! It was an awesome experience for all of us! Tom’s boat was super, great performance, clean, lots of room, stereo was awesome and was great for tubing! Tom took extra time to go over all aspects of his boat and offered many tips to ensure an enjoyable day. Not only did Tom share his knowledge of his boat and the water sport we were planning he also shared his knowledge of the DC portions of the Potomac (which I’m not all that familiar with) as well as other water sports (such as wake boarding) and how beginners could get started. Overall a great experience and I learned a lot from Tom – he really went out of his way to ensure the girls and I had a great day! Can’t wait to hook up with him again!!