I have served as the director of Leeway Sailing Center for ten years and have seasons of Lido 14's and Catalina 37' sailboat races under my belt. Additionally, I helped crew on the first-place vessel, a Santa Cruz 70', in the Newport to Ensenada race in 2015. So I can certainly keep the vessel afloat! hah! This experience isn't about me though, its about getting you and your partner or group on the water for some fun or relaxation. Having traveled around the world, I have experienced incredible hospitality and do my best to pay it back by providing great outings to those who join me for a cruise. I strive for passengers to walk away from the charter truly feeling as though I am "their friend with a boat"! When I am not sailing, I can be found surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, and traveling aboard.
Max is Top Notch! Very professional...pleasant...chatty...and a great sailor. We really enjoyed the whole experience and would love to do it again!
The best experience ever! Celebrated my father’s 59th birthday with the family. Max was awesome. He was a great captain sailed us through Long Beach. Again, it was the best and beautiful experience during midday. Everything went perfect!!!! I would recommend booking with him.
Max was amazing! His boat was very clean and beautiful he was very kind and open to conversation Max made sure that we were as comfortable and safe as possible and made sure we understood we were safe and had life jackets in case of emergency. He made sure we had the best experience showing us as much wild life as possible and giving us information about himself as well as asking questions about us. Max was very genuine and had a great vibe. I would 100% give Max another visit in the future! It was all worth it and his boat is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
For my birthday, five of my friends and I decided to book a 2 hour trip with Max and it was the best decision! He was punctual, knowledgable, and made sure we were safe too. He had a giant bluetooth speaker too, so we were able to dance as we sailed off into the sunset. A great experience that we'll definitely book again with him!
I'd highly recommend Max for anyone looking to enjoy a sailboat experience.
Max was timely, responsive, and flexible in all regards, making the logistics and execution of the outing enjoyable and easy.
In addition to the clean and amazing boat, Max brought with him a pleasant and upbeat attitude which paired perfectly with his expert knowledge of sailboating and the general Long Beach area.
I personally did a morning trip with my girlfriend for her birthday and Max went out of his way to make sure she had a fun and memorable experience with a "Happy Birthday" sign and pleasant Instagram-worthy moments..
The trip itself was calming and the perfect way to start the morning. Max was safe and the perfect captain. Thanks Max!
We had a fantastic time! Thank you so much for making my birthday special and for helping point out all the dolphins and sea lions! We can’t wait to sail with you again!
The best captain ever ! And the boat is super nice ! We had a great time ! Ready for our next trip 🤪
What a great sunset sail in Long Beach! Was treating some friends that live in New Mexico (landlocked) to the Pacific Ocean. The sailboating was magical. Capt Marco was an excellent host and good company. Would definitely do this again!
We had a wonderful evening celebrating my daughter's 25th birthday on Max's boat. Max was a great captain!
Mark and Marco were welcoming, knowledgeable and tailored the trip to meet our needs. We will definitely book again when back in the area and would highly recommend them to our friends.