“Im renting out my two boats on Boatbound for the last couple of years here in Homestead and love meeting new people and making friends through boating and fishing. ”
Aboard since 2014
From Homestead, FL
Excellent boat for a family trip to the sand bars and snorkeling to the reef, we had a great time!
We spent two nights at the Boca Chita Key camping site where we had a blast with the kids.
The boat is comfortable and fast the only thing I would add for family trips would be an additional Bimini top so that the whole family can enjoy the shade.
Thank you Nelson!
Nice boat, roomy & runs smooth, decent price, no sounds system or trolling motor, and the GPS is too small for the boat, Nelson runs a little late, but We had a Great Time, Nelson is nice, shows you how everything works, and really no complaints. We would definitely rent from him again.
We had a wonderfull day, Nelson's boat is the same as on the picture. Nelson took time to explain us the danger of the sea and was very welcoming with us. On time, Nelson is a really nice guy you can easilly trust.
We really recommend this boat for your trip in Biscayne Bay. This is definitely a honest deal! Thank you Nelson :)
We had a great time with Nelson boat. It was our first time sailing in Forida waters so we were a little worried about all the regulations (manatees and so on...). The boat is not new but correct, ok for two and well prepared for fishing. We had some problem in finding fishing licences so, if you want to fish, bring yours (wallmart is the best option).
I just want to say that having rented everything from houseboats in California to 55' catamarans in the South Pacific, Nelson is as good as it gets for a boat owner. He keeps the engines and mechanical components in great shape, gave very clear instructions, was punctual (and actually very accommodating to our changing schedule), and provided all the information we could possibly need. I will definitely rent from him again in the future if I am ever back in South Florida.
As for the boat, it wasn't anything like a brand new, fully loaded 18' power boat, NOR did I expect it to be based upon how little he was charging. The value we received out of the boat was immense. The first day out was right after a storm rolled through, and although we got wet in the chop, I never felt unsafe on the boat. The second day, the water was glass, and she got up on plane easily and efficiently, kept us dry, and barely consumed any fuel. We went all over Biscayne NP, exploring all the keys, as well as heading out to reefs and a wreck.
Summary: I'd highly recommend Nelson and as for the boat, it's an excellent value for the low cost.
Great boat and all around smooth experience. Nelson was very responsive from the very beginning, always responding to texts/emails. He was on time at the dock and the boat is in great shape and ran perfectly. No issues with billing as well. Definitely recommend and look forward to renting again.
Nelson was the first one to respond of 3 request, communication was excellent and he answer all my questions throughout the process. He was on-time and very detail with instructions. The boat was in great shape and ran flawlessly. We look forward to renting again in the very near future!
Nelson and the boat were amazing. We hired Nelson for a day of guiding on Biscayne Bay and it was well worth it. Nelson took us to specific keys that we wanted to go, as well as found us a small private key with a beach where we could have lunch and enjoy snorkeling. Nelson was kind, knowledgeable, experienced, patience, and extremely friendly. We recommend Nelson's boat for sure, but even more recommend Nelson as a guide if you're looking for a great experience out on the water in south Florida!
Nelson was quick to respond and the communication was great throughout the process. He was on-time and very informative. The Everglades was in good condition and ran flawlessly. We will definitely be renting again from him!
We just wanted to tell everyone here that we had great time on this boat. Nelson was on time, his boat was very nice, clean and perfect for what we needed. We look forward to renting again in the very near future with him!
We spent a fantastic day on the boat , the weather was perfect. We enjoy fishing, snorkling and camping. Nelson is a nice guy , and the Everglades 243 CC is confortable and convenience. We are looking forward to rent it again and again. Thank you Nelson. :) :)
We had a great time on the water. The boat is small but it got us from point A to point B. The GPS navigation stopped working but we found our way with no problem. My captain is a prior US Navy so he has a sense of navigational direction and found our way back. As an added bonus to this review, I made videos of our trip. Find it on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/puradefranco
Here's a specific video of us on this boat: https://youtu.be/uxMcDM6OkLI
We had a fabulous time on Nelson's boat. We rented it for 3 days and dove and fished in the Keys. It was well maintained, equipped with more than we needed and had no issues with it. Nelson worked with me on delivering it and made it all work. I would certainly contact Nelson again and recommend him to any one needing a boat.
I would definitely rent this boat again, Nelson arrived on time, gave us a tutorial on how to use the boat. Very professional and super cool guy. Had an amazing time, boat is very reliable and experienced NO issues. He also threw in Fishing Poles and Snorkel Gear. Drove the boat from Homestead to Key Biscayne Sand Bar. Nelson was very fast to response whether through text message or calling.
I would DEFINITELY rent this boat again! (It was an amazing Day and a day to remember)
Nelson met us at the marina on time....Very professional.
After a few quick pointers from Nelson about the boat, we were on our way.
There is not a better place to launch from to get from the mainland to Elliot and Boca Chita Keys.
The boat was perfect for the short hop across Biscayne Bay and performed without a hitch.
We got some great photographs and the kids had a blast.
Communication was great! The day couldn't have been better. If you're considering a nice day on the waters of Biscayne Bay, Nelson and the Sea Chaser make it easy and fun.
Thank you Nelson!
Awesome day on Biscayne Bay! Nelson was most accomodating to our schedule as we booked very last minute, he arrived as planned to put the boat in and take it out, reviewed the boat set up and gave us some pointers. He was terrific. We highly recommend contacting Nelson if you plan to be near the Cutler Bay/Homestead area. We will be passing this find on to our military friends who also have a day of leave. Perfect day!! Thank you Nelson!!!
Nelson was on time as we agreed, really nice guy helping with everything and with understanding, that we arrived 30 minutes later. Boat is really nice to drive also with economical consumption. Has everything what you need for spending nice day on the sea if you are fishing even if you just want have nice ride with your family. I can just recommend this boat with great owner !