What Makes Us Happy and Grateful This Holiday Season

As we celebrate this holiday season, there is so much to be grateful for. We are Russ and Kate, the owners of Eco Boat Rentals. We started our company in 2019 with a desire to offer the best eco-conscious boating experience in San Diego. Four years later, we are still going strong. Below is our list of what makes us truly happy and thankful.

We Couldn’t Do It Without You!

One of the best parts of our day is interacting with you, our valued customers. Whether it’s a couple on their first date pedaling a glow boat, or a family celebrating a birthday in a pink party boat, providing a one-of-a-kind experience is always our mission. Your joy is priceless.

We love to read your reviews. Knowing we made a positive impact makes us happy. Owning a small business has been a dream, and your support has made it come true.

Last night Eco Boat Rentals provided my family and I a fantastic, magical experience relaxing on a Pink Boat cruise in San Diego Harbor! Captain Ryan kept us comfortable as we floated through the waters, blue skies and puffy, clean white clouds above, while getting an ocean’s level view of the majestic USS Midway, the tall boats docked along the wharf, and all the newly completed restaurants and sights surrounding downtown San Diego.

The peaceful cruise transformed us, putting us immediately into a tranquil state and thankful for the beautiful city where we live. All this made possible by the superb, professional service we received from the entire staff with Eco Boat Rentals! This was an experience worth repeating, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the fantastic job owners Kate & Russ have done creating a unique Eco Boat rental adventure.” – Lisa P.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your life.

The Dogs Make Us Happy

It’s not just the humans we are grateful for. Nothing puts a smile on our face faster than a dog having a blast on one of our dog-friendly pedal boats! It’s an adventure that humans and canines can share.

When you love a place, why not come back?? Instead of two dogs, how about three this time! We absolutely love everything about Eco Boat Rentals. Just look at our doggos! If their beaming eyes and smiles don’t say it, then let me tell you it made their day! My loving husband did 99% of the pedaling, so I could take more pics to add to my camera roll full of dogs…” – Erin N.

We are Grateful for Our Staff

Without our amazing staff, Eco Boat Rentals would not have a 5-star rating. Our team works together to provide the utmost in customer service ensuring that each boat ride is fun and safe. From the moment you check in until you return to the dock, our employees are there for you. We are more than grateful for our wonderful team. Just see what our customers are saying.

“…The staff definitely made the experience much more enjoyable. Thanks Ryan for all your help.” – Jackie T.

“…Ryan and Juan greeted us upon arrival with the most energetic and welcoming energy! The boat was ready for us and Ryan was thorough to explain the instructions on how to navigate the bay and enjoy the hour time slot we had.” – Rachel R.

“…We got there and were greeted by the sweetest lady, who offered a life vest for our pittie, Bennie. She walked us through a map of the harbor and told us where to catch an incredible view of the skyline. She also offered us a speaker for our ride but we had brought our own.” – Chris P.

We are in Awe of the Magnificent San Diego Bay

Each day we continue to be in awe of the magnificent San Diego Bay and are thankful we get to call it home. It’s easy to come to work when you are surrounded by views that can’t be beat including the spectacular San Diego City skyline.

Eco Boat Rentals is located in the America’s Cup Harbor. It is a natural harbor and part of the San Diego Bay. It was named after the 1995 America’s Cup races held in San Diego. Besides housing a variety of boats and yachts, it is the playground of an abundance of sea life such as birds, sea lions and seals.

We are grateful to enjoy the beauty of the area daily and find it the perfect spot for our pedal and pink boat cruises.

We are Beyond Grateful for the Growth of Eco Boat Rentals

When we opened Eco Boat Rentals in 2019, we started with people-powered pedal boats. They became so popular; we expanded our business to include glow boats. Illuminated inside and out with bright colorful lights, these nighttime cruises provide a romantic way to explore the bay.

Recently, we were fortunate enough to add two pink party boats to our fleet. These electric Duffy boats are decked out with bright pink hulls, canopies and accents. Equipped with a captain, they are a unique location to hold birthday and bachelorette parties, or any special occasion.

As the holiday season approaches, we are grateful for the growth of our business over the last 4 years. It wouldn’t have happened without our wonderful customers.

We Love Our Neighborhood

Both of us love our neighborhood of Point Loma. This sleepy seaside town within San Diego is full of remarkable restaurants and activities. For incredible seafood, you must try Point Loma Seafoods or Mitch’s. Craving Pizza? Pizza Nova is just a short walk from Eco Boat Rentals. Maybe you’re looking for a great view of the harbor. Then Vessel Restaurant and Bar is for you.

Point Loma is also home to the Cabrillo National Monument. Here, you can go hiking, check out the tide pools and explore the famous lighthouse. Humphrey’s by the Bay brings in top musical acts from all over with views of the bay from every seat. Old Town San Diego is just a short drive away where you can immerse yourself in Mexican culture including delicious foods from the region.

We are so grateful every day and give thanks to all. We wish everyone a very happy holiday season.

What are you thankful for this holiday season? Tell us about it in the comment section below.