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I have charted Lido twice. The Lido boat and Mike's team were excellent all around. The boat is clearly maintained very well, and my group of 13 had an amazing day on our 6-hour charter. There were a few minor issues like the anchor not working and the TV not working, which we had planned to use. But those issues were minor and the experience was 5 starts no doubt. What truly made Mike's team stand out was how they were able to get us another captain for our charter at midnight the day before our event after the original captain dropped out. They really saved the day! I highly recommend Mike and the Lido boat.
Chris and team are friendly, professional and awesome!! We enjoyed our time out on the water, the boat was everything we expected, and Chris was super helpful with recommendations on exploring Lake Washington and Lake Union. Excellent communication and beautifully kept boat. Best way to enjoy the weather and see the sights while visiting!
The boat was very clean and spacious! It did rain the day we went out on Lake Washington, but it was still a pleasurable ride since there was a plastic covering all around the boat. Samantha was also very quick to respond to any questions we had and was easy to talk too. Thanks for the memorable trip!
I wanted a Lake Washington experience for my out of town family and this was perfect! We took the captain option and Gauge was the perfect person to be paired with us. His knowledge and kindness made the entire trip. I will definitely be coming back to Duffy’s!
The Duffy boat is electric which made it relatively quiet and without smell. The interior of the boat was newer than expected and the radio worked very very well. Because it's slow, you feel the waves, but if you know how to drive a boat, you can manage the wakes just fine. Easy to enjoy a meal, the plastic bowls stayed on the table and there were 5 cup holders. 3 hours was enough to go to UW and back with a short stop along the way. Easiest boating experience ever.
Had my mom and sister in town from St. Louis and wanted to do something fun and unique. And heading out on Lake Washington on an electric boat was the perfect experience. We took out what looked like a newer boat (seahawks colors and graphics). We arent hawks fans (dont get all wound up) but if we were this boat is pretty sweet. Easily fit 6 of us (4 adults and 2 kids) and could have comfortably fit 4-5 more adults. We brought our own mini cooler of food, snacks and drinks and they had a table in the front to use. Staff was super friendly and gave us some simple pointers. Wasnt nervous driving the boat at all. Very easy to control and as its not a fast boat while also not being super slow either. But as they noted you dont have to oversteer. 2 hour trip was a good amount of time for us. Probably could have stayed out another 30mins to an hour but with small kids on a slightly windy choppy day - it felt just right. Plus i think they have set time increments so not sure if you can book in 30 min extra increments. Since these are electric you can/should stay closer to shore which smoothes things out and gives you more to look at. The bigger boats kick up bigger waks so i wouldnt mess with going further out. I had no clue about speed or distance. But definitely not realistic to cross the lake and head towards lake union. We were able to run up to juanita bay and down to yarrow bay and back right at the 2 hour limit (not a lot of idling). Wind picked up as we were headed back and it got pretty choppy. But thought the boat handled it well and it made it fun for the kids. But if it was like that all trip would have been a tough trip on someone but thankfully nobody got seasick. We took advantage of some of the zip down windows to block the wind and keep it a bit warmer. But thankfully it was beautiful day so not necessarily cold. All in all this was a pretty awesome and unique experience - particularly for some midwesterners who dont own boats and spend much time on the water. We will be signing up again at some point. Finally important note. The only knock is that there really wasnt any location/address info on the boat confirmation on where to meet, where to park, how to even check in. So had to call to find out some of that basic stuff. For your benefit this is at the Marina Park in Kirkland. They have a small pop up tent near the bathrooms near the mini beach. And the docks are right there. Hopefully they add that to the site and confirmation. Pretty basic info. Hope this long review helps. But this was the type of info i wanted to see/read before heading out.