“I am a licensed 50 ton Captain. I have been boating in Jamaica Bay Brooklyn for 50 years and the NYC Waterways are my backyard playground. ”
Aboard since 2014
From Brooklyn, NY
Just perfect in every way. After a really difficult few years health-wise (fighting way back from spinal cord injury), I wanted to celebrate my birthday by treating my friends who supported me through the tough times to a fun and carefree afternoon on the water. After reading many reviews, I knew Captain Rob was the right person for us, and he did not disappoint - he looked after us so well, made sure we understood how to be safe but also how to enjoy ourselves. A really fantastic experience that has everyone still smiling 2 days later. Thank you, Captain Rob!
500 characters are not enough to describe how glad I am that we chose Captain Rob to charter my friend's bachelor party! Rob communicates well and replied to my many questions quickly and professionally. He took care of EVERYTHING for 6 of us to fish, do a little tubing, and hang out his clean and comfortable boat. He is extremely knowledgeable about fishing, the local area, boat safety. He's also a ton of fun. I'm confident he can host a party of any size doing just about anything on the water, and everyone will have a great time. I cannot recommend him enough.
We had an amazing time this summer celebrating with a group of 9 girls. He makes sure you have a great time and do/go where you prefer. He is on time and responsive getting prepared as well if you have any last minute questions. Overall a great time!
Thanks Captain Robert, you're the BEST! The trip out was excellent - you went the extra mile to make sure we had a great time and it was massively appreciated by everyone.
We wouldn't hesitate to come out with you again for another blast out at sea!
An evening out on the water with Robert is an evening well spent! He was a pleasure to be aboard with, very funny and friendly. We caught more fish than I could eat, saw a great sunset and had some good laughs. Highly recommended!
Captain Rob is an amazing and knowledgeable seaman. We hired him and his beautiful boat for a short film project and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. He's patient, good-humored, highly skilled, and takes his job as a captain seriously. He was extremely helpful and quickly became a valued member of our team. Even when it rained, he made sure we were protected from the elements. Quite simply, he's the best. Can't recommend him enough.
Captain Rob is great and was wonderful to work with. I would book with him again. He really tries to make sure that you have a great experience. The boat is fun and spacious. I would recommend bringing your own speakers if you plan to sit in the front of the boat. My only disappointment was that visiting the Statute of Liberty on the boat was a key part of the trip and it was just too far from the dock to make it there and back in time and still have a pleasant ride.
Captain Rob is a hoot! He was very accommodating, and did everything he could to ensure we had a blast. Our group of 12 had an amazing afternoon out on the bay - sunbathing, dancing, and some jetskiing. We can't wait to book our next trip with Captain Rob!
I had an amazing 30th birthday with Captain Rob and his fellow captains. Rob was ultra-accommodating in our many emails back and forth in advance of the party, and on the day of the party he was fun, kind, and responsive to our wishes. It's also really easy to get to Rob's boat, since it's docked right off Flatbush Ave. The boat is comfy and roomy, even though we had the maximum 12 people on it. We got to play in the water with Captain Rob's awesome collection of innertubes and rafts, too, which was really sweet! I can't say how special and unique it is to see NYC from the water. What an awesome birthday boat trip.
Robert had to make some last minute adjustments to our originally scheduled trip which proved to be pretty inconvenient. He also however, went above and beyond to make up for the on-the-fly changes. He quickly adjusted rates and made extra special adjustments when picking us up.
Once on the boat the party instantly got started. Captain Rob encourages the party and adds to the fun times. He's got a couple large rafts to tow behind the boat which were a lot of fun. Only issue we ran into was that there was no way to connect an iPhone or Android phone to the stereo system on boat. Fortunately there were a few CDs which helped.
Highly recommend Captain Rob and his boat. He knows the water and he knows how to have a really fun time.
I was recently in NYC with my crew to film a bridge that our client built. I'm not familiar with the waterways in the area so we wanted a chartered boat. Robert was fantastic! He knows the area and also volunteers with the Coast Guard. He was smart to call the Coast Guard and give them a heads up that we would be going back and forth under the bridge to get footage. We didn't want to alarm the authorities. He is an intuitive, all-around good guy, and smart captain. I highly recommend using his services!
To say our boating experience was a success would be an understatement! We weren't sure what to expect but the second we met captain bob (which we called him) we knew exactly how our day was going to go. He was a generous host and quick to answer all of our questions. All of my friends had an amazing day from going under the Verrazano bridge to sailing right up to the Statue of Liberty with the beautiful New York City skyline in the background. I would highly recommend this boat to anyone. Thank you captain bob for making my birthday one to remember.
Robert is a boaters boater! He has a tremendous amount of experience on the water and in hosting groups of people... No question was too dumb or request too big. His boat (a 1998 Well/Grand Sport), was clean and comfortable.
He was open about all the options (including sites, amount of fuel he would need, etc...) and let our group set the agenda for the day. Ours included a trip up the Hudson, taking a dip under the Tappan Zee, and back home by way of the East River (75 miles round trip)... Seeing NY by those vantage points was great and worth the gas!
My family and friends could not have been happier. Next time, I'll have him take us fishing. Everyone had a great time and I fully recommend his services.
We had an amazing time on Robert's boat. The boat was spacious, comfortable and equipped with all of the essentials needed for a nice day on the water. Robert is a fun and engaging captain. We can't wait to book this boat again! Guaranteed good time!