Aboard since 2015
From Washington, DC
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!!