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  • Member Since:
    June 2017
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    English, Chinese, Afrikaans
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    within 21 hours
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    20 Reviews

Hi, I'm your captain JD, a South African born and raised, I've been sailing and working in the yachting industry for over 15 years, I love to make people laugh and show them a good time on the water!

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20 Reviews

  • victoria
    Oct. 23rd, 2018

    We had the best time!! Our skipper brought us around to all the top spots and stopped to let us take pictures!

  • Michael
    Sept. 24th, 2018

    Excellent trip. Boat was excellent. Everyone had a great time. Thanks for working with me. Definitely intrested in coming back.

  • Sara
    Aug. 31st, 2018

    We rented this yacht for a bachelorette party and it was perfect for our group of 13! Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate but we still had a great time and received a partial refund. Baron and Sierra were both fantastic, even though they had to get soaked on our behalf. One thing to note is that you need to bring your own inflatables as they are not provided as indicated in the description and pictures. Would highly recommend this yacht and crew!

  • Caroline
    July 23rd, 2018

    This boat ride was the highlight of our trip!! Awesome captain who did everything he could to make sure we were all having an awesome time! The boat was very clean and looks just as pictured!

  • Jessica
    July 20th, 2018

    We had a girls trip to Miami and my four friends and I rented the boat for the day and we had the best time ever! Gerhard was accommodating to all our needs and made sure we had a great time. If you’re looking for an awesome boat and a great time I would definitely recommend this.

  • Samantha
    July 16th, 2018

    Gerhard was a a fantastic host and truly provided us with a fantastic day out on the water. Our captain, J.D. was the absolute best and we loved every second with him!!!! Thank you so much for the most amazing experience, we loved every second of our time on the Biscayne Bay!

  • Christine
    June 15th, 2018

    My friends and I had the best time celebrating my bachelorette party on the yacht with JD and Chase! They were very attentive and professional, and I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to have an amazing day out in the water! Thank you both for an unforgettable experience!!

    June 4th, 2018

    The captain was so professional and fun!!!

  • gagan
    May 5th, 2018

    Great time with Gerhard and Chase On this boat! They were super generous and attentive to our group. We were celebrating a bachelorette party and had the best time! They were prompt in picking us up and dropping off at the pier. I would definitely recommend this boat to all my friends and family next time we are in Miami.

  • Precious
    May 3rd, 2018

    Gerhard was very responsive to all questions I had. The pictures of the boat were exactly what I had reserved. The boat was well maintained and clean. I was impressed by how well the boat was clean after knowing the boat had hosted a party shortly before us. Gerhard was a delight of a captain, very entertaining. I definitely would recommend them to anyone looking to have a luxury private party on a boat.

  • Catherine
    April 29th, 2018

    We had a great time on the boat for a bachelorette party. There were 12 of us and were comfortable with plenty of space. The Captain provided us with a water mat and floats so we could hang out in the water too which was a plus. Super responsive and friendly crew - signing up and getting questions answered was easy. Would def. recommend again, for the experience it was a quality deal.

  • Kassidy
    April 26th, 2018

    I don’t usually bother leaving reviews but the entire experience with gerhard was fantatic from initial contact all the way through our cruise. He let us do our thing while being available for questions, snapping pics or pointing out celebrity homes. Communication was great and the boat was spacious, beautiful and clean. We had the best time and I would 100% recommend.

  • Gabrielle
    April 20th, 2018

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!!! Gerhard and Chase helped make our day full of fun!!! I seriously can’t thank them enough. I planned this boat day for my sisters bachelorette party and there were 11 of us total. Gerhard was responsive and was able to take us wherever we wanted to go, but we let him decide since we had no preference. We anchored for some time and Gerhard and Chase blew up some huge floats for us to chill on. The rest of the trip we sunbathed, drank, danced and laughed! If you didn’t want to dance there was plenty of room to sit down and chill under the awning or inside the air conditioned boat. It was everybody’s favorite part of our Miami trip!

  • Jennifer
    March 8th, 2018

    Captain JD was GREAT to work it. This was my first time booking with Sailo and I was scared of getting scammed or running in to a bait and swap situation. It was great working directly with Captain JD since this booking is not through a booking agent. We had a group of 7 girls for a bachelorette party and he was so patient and accommodating. He doubled as our group photographer and boat Captain. Thanks for showing us a great time and making our trip memorable.

  • Tiffany
    Feb. 28th, 2018

    JD was awesome! Communication was a breeze while booking and everything leading up to the day of rental. JD even called the day before to confirm all details and gave us detailed description of where to go. On the day of our rental, JD was so friendly and accomodating! We had a group of 13 girls and he was so patient with all of us. He even jumped in the water and swam after our beach ball after it floated too far away for us to get (we were docked at the sand bar)! Yacht was big, clean, and so relaxing to be on. Plenty of space for all 13 of us. We are so happy to have booked with JD. He made our trip so memorable with his awesome yacht and easy going personality. Thanks JD!

  • Martin
    Feb. 23rd, 2018

    Unfortunately the boat that we get was not the one on the pictures...we expected a faster one...but it was a nice trip and we enjoyed as well.

  • Dipa
    Feb. 19th, 2018

    JD and his crew were the best to sail with! We sailed with them for a bachelorette party in February and they did not disappoint. The boat was amazing, so clean and well kept. JD and the captain were THE BEST!! Very nice, down to earth gentlemen and had a blast with us. JD made us some great shots to get the party started. Out of out entire weekend, this boat trip was the best part! Thank you to JD and crew for a wonderful time. We HIGHLY recommend sailing with them!

  • Carly
    Aug. 28th, 2017

    The boat was even better than what we were expecting - amazing trip and Sailo made it such a seamless process!

  • Molly
    July 16th, 2017

    JD was very responsive, friendly, easy to work with and eager to host a great day!
    The boat was very nice with plenty of room for our group.
    Our group had a great experience!! The service was wonderful and the boat was super fun!
    The only downside was the speaker system didn't work Quite right.
    Other than that it was the perfect afternoon.
    I would say JD did a great job and was very easy to work with!
    We would definitely do this rental again.

  • Moneak
    July 12th, 2017

    Capt. Gerhard's communication with me was A1! He was very responsive and answered all of my questions. I booked 2 boats through him to accommodate my party of 19. The pictures that he sent me where beautiful and I was sold right away. I then received a text from his wife Kiki and she informed me that they had a newer boat and was a little bigger and can also accommodate my party with jet ski options if we wanted it. She also sent over picture of the newer boat and is was also beautiful. The day of my trip, I was advised that Capt. Gerhard was no longer going to be my captain but they were using another friends boat to charter my party. I guess that was the newer boat they switch me too but I didn't know Capt. Gerhard wasn't the driver. I was ok with that but in meeting this new Capt. by the name of Jorge, he was a total JERK to me and my party. He was rude when questions where asked. I was told we can only have 13 people the max on his boat but he also had his friends tag along, which they two except for one was rude as well. We were suppose to leave out at 2 pm but the Capt. Jorge said he needed to stop for gas so we left 45 minutes late. We catered our own food which I advised Capt. Gerhard I was doing but this boat's kitchen area was disgusting. The lady that was on the boat said they had a party the night before and we clearly saw that they didn't clean up after themselves cause it was horrible and smelled like throw up mixed air fresher. Just a total disgrace. We couldn't even fridge anything because the fridge was so nasty, and the smell, OH MY GOD!!! The air kept going off in side of the cabin, we asked about the music set up and the Captains response and tone was just not for my liking, he said, ( Don't touch anything, I'll do it when I get a change too). When we finally got to Hanover beach to dock and party, he parked the boat so far away we had to swim to where everyone was. This man then asked if we wanted more time and that it would be extra even though he owed us that 45 minute time back that he spent getting gas on my dollar. My husband was not going for that so the situation was handled real quick to where we did receive our time back. This man just was not nice to us at all and I would never ever us this company again. If they allow people who spend there hard earn money this way, I wouldn't want to spend a dime with them. All in all we enjoyed our self by ignoring this jerk and getting the best of the views and cursing. Maybe if Capt. Gerhard would of been out caption things would of probably been different.