Great for tubing and sightseeing on Clear Lake.
Immaculate 18 foot runabout seats 7 comfortably for tubing, water skiing, picnicking, or sightseeing. Quiet 4.3 liter motor has power but easy on gas. 2 person tube and tow rope included. Coast Guard approved life jackets.
Weekly discount rate: $1995
Hourly rate: $85 per hour with a two hour minimum.
What a fantastic experience. Chris actually delivered the boat across the water to the dock of the place we were staying. He showed up right on time and his Four Winns was just as advertised - great condition! We rented it for a week and it ran flawlessly for us and had lots of power. It pulled a 210 lb. single skier right up in seconds. :) We knee boarded, we tubed, we toured, we had an absolute blast. Chris was waiting for me right at the agreed pickup time and the had back was a breeze. Chris is a super nice guy and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend Chris and his boat and will certainly be renting from him again.
It was super easy to get in touch and coordinate with Christopher. He was very flexible with the check-out time. The boat was exactly what we expected and in perfect condition. We asked Christopher for recommendations on Clear Lake and he pointed us to the marsh lands, which was really great for that day. We'll be back for another day on this boat and bring some friends.
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