Great for tubing and sightseeing on Clear Lake.
Immaculate 18 foot runabout seats 8 comfortably for tubing, water skiing, picnicking, or sightseeing. The quiet 4.3 liter motor has power but is easy on gas. 3 person tube and tow rope included as well as Bimini top for sunny days and Coast Guard approved life jackets.
Hourly rate of $85 per hour with a two hour minimum.
Christopher was very kind, helpful, and flexible. His boat (and the tube for the kids) is AWESOME! We had a great time on Clear Lake. Thank You!
What a great day! We decided to get out of the SF summer gloom at the last minute and Chris made it super easy. We drove up from SF in the am (~2hrs) and got there by 11. It's true what they say... when it's cloudy and gloomy in SF, it's beautiful everywhere else.
When we arrived, Chris had the boat fully gassed up and ready for us. The boat was in great shape, very clean, and an ideal boat to pull someone behind. They helped us inflate our tube, offered us a cooler, and gave us a quick run down of where to go and what to see. We definitely recommend heading to the south end of the lake for the view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
The lake is one of the only lakes in CA where people own the shoreline, so there are boats, boathouses, and restaurants/bars right on the water. Four private islands have huge houses on them, and with state parks surrounding the lake, were blow away at what we'd found so close to SF. With a volcano in the middle, the scenery was something you felt like you'd see somewhere in South America. And, unlike most lakes in CA right now, was full.
After boating, we filled up the tank then had dinner at the Reel Inn. Food was great, and the view of the sunset on the lake was even better. We definitely wished we'd found a place to stay the night and do it again the next day.
We're already planning out next trip up to see Chris. This time we'll stay at one of the many places he owns on the water and make a weekend out of it!
Being from California and boating all over the state, it's crazy that I've never boated on Clearlake. Not only is it a beautiful drive from SF to the lake, but it's one of the few lakes