“Growing up in the mountains operating mostly lake boats and ski boats, when I moved to the lowcountry it was time for me to pickup a center console to learn and explore the local waterways. Eight years on the water here and I still love finding new fishing holes or creeks to add to my GPS waypoints. ”
Aboard since 2014
From Charleston, SC
John's level of service and the boat he provided were fantastic. He promptly answered my initial inquiry and returned all of my emails. He delivered and picked up the boat at the times and places of my choosing. The Edgewater 188cc that I rented from him was excellent for the local waterways and ran perfectly. I'm not from the area, so John gave me great local knowledge and even delivered the boat with ice and cold beverages! Thanks John!
This was the easiest rental ever! John had everything all ready to go and we had a great day on the water. We would definitely recommend John! We had 3 grown ups and 4 kids and had room for more. Best way to see the harbor for sure.
John's Boat was the perfect fishing platform for my Son and I to take my Grandsons fishing. A great seaworthy boat, we fished both inshore and nearshore in comfort. No mechanical problems were experienced and it was great to link my iPhone with the installed Bluetoth sound system and listen to favorite tunes while we fished. The Mercury outboard ran extremely well and idled smoothly and quietly. Equipped with GPS, a Garmin depth finder, VHF radio, and good ground tackle we were all set for a fun and safe day on the water. John was extremely helpful, prepared and punctual at both launch and pick up times. I will definitely be interested in renting John's boat again in the future and highly recommend you do too.
If you live in the Charleston area or just down for the weekend and looking to get out on the water, than I highly recommend you reach out to John to see if his Edgewater 188CC is available. My family came to see me in Charleston and had never ventured out on the surrounding waters, to really enjoy the beauty and reason folks love Charleston. John and his friend Adam were able to accommodate our schedule and met us early in the morning during their work hours, to allow us enough time to enjoy a full day on the boat. They both were extremely easy going and made us feel comfortable in renting their nice boat. The whole experience of renting the boat and going out on the water was probably the highlight of my family's visit. I will definitely be recommending them to my friends and family from out of town, and also to those in town friends who are looking to get out on the water but don't have a boat. Thanks again guys for the experience and hope to do it again soon!!!
Our first experience with BoatBound and owner John Nunn was a great success! All of the paperwork etc. provided by BoatBound was easy to use and made the front end of the journey easy. John on the other hand was definitely on top of his game. He's easy to communicate with, relaxed and very accommodating. Fortunately, we had a picture perfect day all around and the weather was outstanding too... We will definitely hook up with John again.
The boat was great and John was awesome. He was ready and waiting for us in the morning and there at the end of the day to help out. Boat was a perfect size and the gas cost was minimal. We had a great experience and we would definitely rent from John again. Thanks. -Tony from Mt Pleasant
Just rented John's boat for the second time and had another outstanding day on the water. John is easy to work with and the boat is perfect for exploring the waters around charleston. Our family of six is comfortable on the boat and it's easy to handle. Big enough to get across the harbor and also very manageable in smaller creeks. Also handles well when docking and anchoring. Will definitely rent again!
We had a awesome time on John's boat over Fourth of July weekend! We cruised the Stono, fished behind Folly, and swam off of Kiawah.
The boat is in great condition. The 4-stroke Mercury runs like a champ and pushes the boat along nicely. There was plenty of room on board for our family of four to stretch out. We had windy conditions, but the boat handled the chop with no problem.
We had a blast and will definitely rent from John again!
John is very easy to work with and ensured that the boat had ice and a full tank of gas. The boat has all the equipment you need to have a great time on the water. We caught mullet and shrimp in the creeks using a cast net and then caught lots of fish.
My girlfriend and I spent the weekend in Folly, and decided to rent a boat for day. We had never rented a boat in the Charleston area before, so we did not know what to expect. Well, we had the BEST experience, and we owe it all to John. He was extremely responsive and attentive through the entire rental process. When we pulled up to the dock, John had the boat ready to go, gassed up with 30 lbs of ice in a Yeti cooler. We were very impressed and we spent the day cruising the Stono River and Charleston Harbor - it was awesome! We plan to make this an annual trip, and we will definitely be renting from John again!
John was easy to work with and extremely friendly. We were unfamiliar with the area and John was very helpful in showing us where to go. The boat was great and equipped with everything we needed. We especially appreciated the GPS, depth meter and stereo system! John went above and beyond by offering a towel, sunscreen and ice/cooler to enhance our experience. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend John and the Edgewater 188cc.
We had a great time on Johns boat and had a great time traveling down to Kiawah and back catching more sun then bites from fish. Despite the lack of fish it was a lot of fun and wouldn't of been possible without his boat. It is a great boat in amazing condition and the stereo is a fun added touch! He was super helpful with getting everything set up and going over where everything was located and his gas policy was really nice of him. Rent from John and you won't regret it!
John was very accommodating and relaxed about everything. We had perfect weather. It was a great day on the water! He had the boat fueled and ready to go for us that morning and was on time to pick the boat up. He even came a little early because we had to get back. Absolutely hassle free and a great experience! Would definitely recommend.
I rented johns boat for three days I can not be happier with my decision to rent from John he responded quickly to anything I had a question about the boat ran like a champ I had lost the gas cap when I was getting gas in the boat I called john and with in 40 minutes he was at the dock with a new one for me on a Saturday afternoon will definitely rent again
John was great, really made things easy for us by bringing the boat over to Folly Beach where we were staying, and had everything on the boat working in perfect order. Complete with Yeti of ice, you can't beat that!
Boated on the Folly, the Stono, and up a bunch of creeks, and even out in Charleston harbor. Then went out to Patriots Point, docked the boat to grab some lunch and check out the USS Yorktown for a while before going back out fishing. Your family and friends will so love the view of the harbor from the water... It's much more impressive on the water rather than just driving thru!
We fished hard for two days, and ended up catching our first sight fished tarpon in one of the creeks on the Folly. Good stuff, and the way John handles your fuel is so much better than you tracking down fuel on the water. Do it his way, and you're going to be ahead on both cost and aggravation!
Other folks are charging more for less, so give John a call, ask anything and he'll help you out, He really wants you to have a great day on the water and come back again. I know we will!
We enjoyed John's boat despite the weather challenges! The boat is just as described and runs like a top. The GPS is very helpful navigating the depths as tides change. John was very responsive and flexible and I plan to rent from him again. Thanks!
First time renter here and John MADE our vacation. The boat was perfect for our needs, clean, and ran like a top. If you are on the fence about doing this, trust me - do it. If you're concerned about the arrangements or some thing, reach out to John and ask. We absolutely had a blast and it was MUCH more affordable than any of the local marinas.
Highly recommended. The experience working with John from start to finish was smooth and laid back. John made the arrangements very simple and easy. The boat is clean, easy to handle, with plenty of power and the right instruments. John gave us some great recommendations for where to go in the ICW. We would definitely rent from John again.
John is great to deal with. He is on time, is relaxed about his boat, and all is in good working order. He helped plan our trip and advised about areas that could be dangerous. We lost a life jacket and he replaced it and sent me the receipt. He saved us fuel costs by refueling on land. I plan to rent from John again.
Our family from San Francisco area spent a week, split between Savannah and Charleston. Of all the events and tours, we all found the best thing we did was rent a boat from John and spend the day touring Charleston Harbor. Our schedule for our rental changed up until the day before and John was flexible with the pick up and drop off times. It was like we had a boat valet. John had the boat in the water at the dock upon our arrival and when we came in, he was walking down the dock to greet us.
The boat was perfect for the area. It had an engine with plenty of horse power, ran great, a shaded area at the center cockpit, Garmin GPS, all the instruments, a power outlet to keep my iPad running my own charts and a blue tooth receiver to the speakers so we can use our iPhones for the music. John even had a cooler full of ice on board for us to put our supplies in.
I would recommend John and his boat to anyone looking to rent in Charleston.
AMAZING! John is top notch and exceeded our expectations. The process was so easy and the boat was loaded with a blue tooth stereo, GPS, depth finder, and a cooler full of ice. This boat was a breeze to operate. I sold my boat 3 weeks ago and I'm thrilled to have this resource. Thank you, thank you, thank you John.
John was great to work with. He was easily reachable, regularly communicated with us, and had everything ready to go on time.
The boat had no problems, plenty of power, and enough room for everyone on board. We had a great time and will definitely look at renting again.
Adam was great!! Super easy to work with and very accommodating. I planned a surprise fishing trip for my husband and Adam provided us with poles and tackle and even showed us a few of his favorite fishing spots. His boat was great, perfect size for the four of us. I will definitely rent from Adam again!
Adam was fantastic. He had the boat in the water and ready to go when we got there. He walked us through all the necessary safety info and particulars of his Edgewater 188CC.
We had a great day on the water and the boat worked out perfectly. He had a cooler on board and was a pleasure to work with. The boat was plenty big for the five of us, and we had a blast!
I would rent this boat again, and recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone else that's considering it.