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-5 stars if I could!

Do not rent from this guy! My son has just moved to the area and I was flying in from Europe on... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
Cheryl H
Bad customer service

The guy was hard to get hold of and had a really bad attitude and when asking him simple questions... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
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Jul 20, 2018
“-5 stars if I could!”
Jul 14, 2018
“Bad customer service”
Sea the best of Boston on one of our clean and well maintained Boats ! Ranging in size from 12' to 42' we have the right boat for you. Instruction is available. Captains for those folks who don't want the hassle of driving themselves. Crewed...more
70 E India Row, Boston, MA 02110-3306
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Do not rent from this guy! My son has just moved to the area and I was flying in from Europe on July 4th, We thought it would be great to rent a boat and see the fireworks on the Harbor. Well, I hardly expected...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

The guy was hard to get hold of and had a really bad attitude and when asking him simple questions was rude saying why the 20 questions. The price he quoted was more expensive than the website and said oh it needs updating. He couldn’t...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Discover486467
Reviewed September 7, 2016

The boat pictured here looks twice as nice as the worn-out condition of this tired boat. Called to book and Don didn't call back several times. and over 2 days.. He and his young son are second mates...The boat had an engine problem in the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
6  Thank Nicholas J
Reviewed June 28, 2016

What a HORRIBLE experience. Don is impossible to get in touch with and judgng by the other reviews I am not the only one who experienced that he is also terrible at anything that requires scheduling and communication. First of all, everything started half an...More

Date of experience: June 2016
6  Thank mayamiatkowski
Reviewed June 21, 2016

I have rented from Don and his crew about 5 times now!! I have always been more than happy! Don responds truly goes above and beyond to treat my family and I extremely well. We have rented smaller boats, 17ft to the larger overnight trip....More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank mcachilles
Reviewed June 20, 2016

I rented a boat from this guy. I showed up with my kids, and there was no boat in sight. I called up Don and couldn't believe how rude I was treated. It's very sad since I love boating and was really looking forward to...More

Date of experience: July 2015
6  Thank Dogger872
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

So we bought a living social deal for this business for the two hour boat rental. The picture showed some luxury yacht, which obviously I knew we weren't getting but the boat that we did get was barely sea worthy. The boat is 17' long...More

Date of experience: May 2015
10  Thank miken631
Reviewed September 29, 2015

My husband drove the boat and I enjoyed myself. The views are amazing and the leader was knowledgable about Boston history. You might get sprayed with salt water, so you might want to save some time to clean up later in the day. There is...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank Judy K
Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Such an amazing experience!!! Friends and I have rented boats from Don and his crew several times now over the last two seasons. They've bent over backwards to accommodate us, made amazing suggestions about unknown harbor islands to visit and given us boats with no...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank benjamingathright
Reviewed August 2, 2015

WOW! So UNprofessional. Booked the 25' WELLCRAFT 250 SPORTSMAN CUDDY CABIN more than a month in advance. We confirmed the meet up spot that morning with Donald Symington over the phone and he tried to ask us if we could push back out appointment 2...More

Date of experience: August 2015
7  Thank Maggles919
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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
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one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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