Libelous lies, salacious slanders and the occasional love poem:

We LOVED our time on your boat! Thank you for everything. It was better than we hoped!
— Peter, Annette and Miles, Grand Rapids, MI
Papa Zach, the lockester and lovely mama katie

Papa Zach, the lockester and lovely mama katie

We had a perfect night! Thanks so much!
— Nathan & Kasey, Portland
The engaging and newly engaged Steven and melissa!

The engaging and newly engaged Steven and melissa!

What a memorable experience! Thank you SO much for allowing us to enjoy a beautiful May night on your boat. It’s always nice to tune out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax . . and Oh Joy II did exactly that. Beautiful boat, wonderful host and gorgeous area . . We will definitely remember this experience! Thank you again
— Brittnay & Chris, Concord NH/Olympia WA
John & kim

John & kim

Thank you for the wonderful experience!! What an amazing boat. We love your boat, the little, pretty flower, . . . we love all the details!!!! It’s a fabulous graduation trip for both me and Kevin. We will definitely be back.
— Vanessa & Kevin, Olney, Maryland
Matt & satomi

Matt & satomi

Our experience on Oh Joy II was wonderful! She’s a beautiful vessel with a personality all her own. Harry, we appreciated your humor and sharing Oh Joy II with us. I have a feeling we’ll be back if you’ll have us. Best of luck and thank you.
— Rob, Shelley and Stef, Salt Lake City
Mama Malinda, Lovely zoe and her coolness: stella

Mama Malinda, Lovely zoe and her coolness: stella

I’m so glad I found this special place online while looking for something my husband and I have not done for a three day getaway, for my birthday. This is amazing. Dinner referral to Streamline was beyond what we expected. Owning a small business makes it hard to get away and unwind. But your boat accomplished that for us. Thanks so much.
— Mike & Mary, Olympia
Papa Garry and daughter Alondra

Papa Garry and daughter Alondra

We showed up around 10pm and Harry was there to meet us and get us in. Very good host. The boat is in great condition. Very clean. We did an add-on feature: a sail the day after and that was the best part of the whole weekend.. It was good.
— Vlad, Salem, Oregon
Saraporu, Mai, Yumyum and Nanae

Saraporu, Mai, Yumyum and Nanae

Thank you sooo much for helping a single dad make ever-lasting memories with his daughters. What a wonderful night (despite the constant rain :) we had. Simply perfect and cozy.
— Joe, Savannah & Madison, Seattle/Tucson
David & Hiyoko

David & Hiyoko

Thanks for making Steve’s birthday surprise memorable. Spending time on your boat brought back many happy memories for us; all good. Best wishes for your future adventures!
— Terri & Steve, Sisters, Oregon


Harry met us right at the dock, and was even gracious and flexible with a late ferry arrival. I was charmed before I even saw the boat. And THE BOAT! So beautiful and meticulously cared for. It was everything we were hoping for and more. As Harry took us through the details, he spoke with such care and reverence for the Oh Joy II, it was contagious. We had such a nice time relaxing on the sunny deck and being lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking. I could not recommend a stay here more highly.
— Jessica & Perry, Portland (February 2015)

Jim & Julie

Jim & Julie



We had a really good time on this cozy boat, and we will definitely come again and recommend it to other friends! Happy New Year!
— Joe, Summer, Alan & Joanna - Irvine, CA (January 2015)

Peter, Annette and the dread pirate Miles under weigh!

Peter, Annette and the dread pirate Miles under weigh!

Epic day! Tasting @ distillery, lunch @ Cafe Nola, marina massage by Marcus, a few ciders & a nap with baby. Ferry to the Mariner’s Game. Midnight stroll back to the boat. Morning coffee & crepes. More napping & mimosas. We will be back for a multi-day ADVENTURE!! (in open water) Thanks so much
— Zach, Katie & Baby Locke, Woodinville, WA
Nathan & kasey

Nathan & kasey

You made a memorable day even more memorable. It was the perfect ending to the perfect day. You were very accommodating when I wanted to bring my proposal party aboard. Your boat is gorgeous and it definitely makes me want to get one of my own. The champagne and flowers were a nice touch. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
— Steven & Melissa, Seattle
The amazing Chris and the even amazing-er Brittany!
Thank you for your hospitality. The sunset cruise was wonderful. We appreciate you sharing your love of sailing and the area with us.
— Kim & John, Auburn, CA
Kevin and vanessa

Kevin and vanessa

After a beautiful retreat on Oh Joy II, the world feels right as rain. Wonderful boat, next time we’d like to see what she can do in the sound!

PS: Thanks for the fresh cut flower
— Satomi & Matt, Portland (April 2015)
Lovely Micaela and the dapper, debonair Josh start their voyage!

Lovely Micaela and the dapper, debonair Josh start their voyage!

Stef, Shelley and Rob

Stef, Shelley and Rob

It was reeeeeeeealy cool!
— Malinda, Zoe & Stella, Wallingford, WA
Mike and his birthday girl

Mike and his birthday girl

Thank you, Harry, for an amazing start to Alondra’s and my Pacific Coast Adventure! Your hospitality was amazing! We hope to be back for a sail soon.
— Garry, Pomona, CA
Vlad and his Entourage

Vlad and his Entourage

Thank you so much for wonderful stay on your fabulous boat!! We enjoyed a lot with wine and cheese, and feel so relief . . . Also, we were impressed your warm welcoming :) Thanks again for waiting us such a long time. We definitely come back here. See you then.
— Nanae, Mai, Yumyum, Saruporu, Yokohama, Japan (March 2015)
Papa Joe and his girls

Papa Joe and his girls

Thank you, Harry, for having us stay here for our three-year anniversary. It will be very memorable.
— David & Hiyoko, Seattle
Terri & Steve pose in typical March weather

Terri & Steve pose in typical March weather

Harry and Joy, you mad our anniversary quite a pleasant experience! It was such a treat to get away for what felt like a summer night on the sound, even though it is only March. This was our first night on the water and most definitely one to remember. We especially enjoyed wine and cookies under the stars as well as waking up to watch the sunrise! Thank you for sharing this special home with us.
— Laura & Adam, Burlington, VT and Olympia
Perry & Jessica

Perry & Jessica


Had a wonderful relaxing evening! Beautiful boat. Thank you for sharing and good luck on your adventures ahead.
— Julie and Jim, Bremerton WA (February 2015)

We had a wonderful time!
— Sherry & Tony - Seattle

Nick & Brooke

Nick & Brooke

We had an amazing time!
— Nice & Brooke, Seattle

The sail around Puget Sound was perfect!
— Alex & Lindsay - Seattle

Alex & Lindsay after their Anchor Out

What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday! Thank you so much!
— Kyala & Ian - Mina, CA

We had a great experience on the yacht.
— ChenChen, Nani & Kelvin - Irvine CA

We had a wonderful time!
— Sherry & Tony - Seattle

A great experience!
— ChenChen, Nani & Kelvin, Irvine CA

Gregg didn't want to leave

Jill & gregg & the cozy fireplace

Jill & gregg & the cozy fireplace

A cozy and immaculate boat.
— Jill & Greg - Corvallis

Enjoyed the tranquility and the new adventure
— Christie - Deep in the heart, TX

Christi and her lucky boy

Diane & Dick after dinner

Diane & Dick after dinner

This will be our first vacation where we won’t be exhausted when we get home.
— Diane & Dick – Bainbridge Island

Thank you so much for a truly memorable vacation.
— Linda, Steve, Max (& Molly) – St. Paul

Max, Linda & Steve

Gene & Margie, between a rock and . . .

We rocked the boat in a good way. Much thanks.”
— Gene & Margie – Woodbridge, Virginia

Thank you for a wonderful two days on your beautiful yacht. Loved being at the helm for our sail. We’ll be back!
— Joan, Jon & Luke – Connecticut

Joan & Jon

The unfortunate Luke, whose hands were inexplicably glued to the wheel.

Sadie and Simon take mom and dad for a sail.

We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary and our kids had a blast.
— Grace, Jonathan, Simon & Sadie – Bainbridge Island

Thank you for a wonderful sailing experience. And thanks even more for your warm hospitality and delicious food. It was a pleasure sharing our stories.
— Tina & Jeff — Central Point OR

Tina & Jeff

Betty, Genny, Paul and Karen

We had so much fun!
— Paul, Karen, Betty & Genny – Columbus, OH

We had ages 17 to 77 and a couple in between and everyone will carry the trip with them along with a smile for a long long time.
— Kymberly, Hannah and Frank – Bainbridge Island

Kymberly soaks up some sun

Fred & Hannah take charge!

Fabienne, Duane and Julie back at the dock.

Wonderful experience on Oh Joy II with Captain Harry showing us sailing and anchoring for two days in Blakely Harbour. Would recommend to anyone. Nice breeze with calm mights made a most pleasant time. Thanks again.
— Duane & Julie Schiedler with Fabienne – Bend, OR & Zurich

Thank you Harry & Joy for such a special time! OhJoy II is amazing. Can’t believe you’d ever spend time on land!! Again, thanks for the hospitality!!
— Jim & Teena – Vancouver

Jim and Teena soaking up the sun.

Amy, Cameron, Aidan and Colby went full on pirate!

Thank you for your generous hospitality and amazing treasure of this sailboat.
— Colby, Amy, Cameron & Aidan Rampley – Phoenix

What a wonderful experience! Thank you for making our time here so special!
— Katie, Eric & Arnie – Denver (July 2014)

Mama Katie, Little-man Arnie and Papa Eric

. . . and a grand and wondrous time was had by all!
”[We] can no other answer make,
but thanks,
and thanks, and ever thanks!”

Wishing you both all of the best in your endeavors, and thank you both again for your part in making this birthday one to remember!
— Angelica & Chris - Redford, Michigan

The wonders and the wizzard.

Great time!”
— Diane, Mac & Jenny – Ardmore, PA

Editor's note: These are teenagers; two words is the equivalent of a whole essay in human-adult language.

The boat is gorgeous! To see the Seattle skyline from that perspective was astounding and giving us a chance to steer and hang out on the boat made it unique!
— Lora & Chris – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Lora and Chris on their Sunset Sail

Chad & Jon brought their own fireworks!

Jon at the helm, Chad at the snacks.

The hands-on experience of sailing was a delightful treat. We couldn’t stop admiring the craftsmanship of your boat. It’s simply breathtaking.
— Jon & Chad – Salem & Portland

This place is incredible. Coffee on the boat / Sunrise & Sunset was mind blowing. Can’t wait to come back.
— Rich, Kirsten, Mike and Stacy

What a wonderful perspective — the water views from the water — Seattle and Bainbridge Island! Lovely evening and glorious morning. Thank you Oh Joy II
— Shannon & Joe – Gold River, CA

Shannon & Joe brought the sunshine!

Jennifer and Mike at anchor

Mike discovers WIND POWER!!

Our stay on the Oh Joy II was wonderful. It was a perfect surprise for my husband. The sail and dinner were amazing topped off with an anchor out and marina stay. We enjoyed every minute of it. We can’t wait to do it again. Thank you!
— Jennifer & Mike – Boise, Idaho

Thank you for the amazing experience. It was perfect.
— Kiet, Thanh, Xuan, Minh & Dat
Thank you so much for the wonderful boat ride and dinner. I will not forget this ever!
— Xuan
Thank you for the great experience on the boat. This for sure would be the best time of my life.
— Minh
Thank you.
— Dat

The joyous Thanh, Xuan, Kiet, Dat and Minh!

Papa Kiet navigates while Minh mans the helm.

The Amazing Geoff & the Fabulous Christine

Geoff, back in his natural habitat!

Thank you for the memorable sail and the shared memories and future dreams.
— Geoffery & Christine Thorton – LaPorte, Indiana

Thank you for such a wonderful adventure. We loved the boat. Salud!
— Vern & Ilene Baker – Tucson

Vern & Ilene

Aussies on board! Judy and Phil: Adventurers

We will always remember our stay on Oh Joy II. Thank you Joy and Harry for making our stay a treasure to remember and hopefully we will be back soon.
— Phil & Judy – Queensland, Australia

We cannot say enough good things about our experience here on the Oh JoyII. This has been the perfect way for my husband and me to spend our second wedding anniversary! This is the most relaxed we have been in months.
— Tessa & DJ – Bremerton, WA

The boat is a beauty! God is in the details in the care of Oh Joy II and the thoughtful food Joy prepares. Thank you for the best experience!
— Sean & Holly Rainey – Bozeman, Montana

Sean & Holly snugged into Oh Joy II's warm saloon.

Maxwell and his magical mom Michelle

The boat is beautiful, clean and extremely comfortable.
— Michelle & Maxwell – Atlanta

What a beautiful boat!
— Jim & Carol – Spokane

Carol & Jim

Sarah, Timothy and da boys rock the spectacles!

Glad we went for a sail. We enjoyed the food and conversations!
— Timothy, Sarah, Christian & David – Minneapolis

Staying on your boat was delightful!
— Julie, Alan, Blair and Liam Shatzel – Sacramento

Blair, Liam, Alan and Julie

Tyson, Hilie and the hopelessly adorable Chloe.

Your boat is pristine and absolutely beautiful. We made some great memories that we’ll TREASURE forever!
— Hilie, Tyson & Chloe – Portland

Our stay on the Oh Joy II was absolutely fabulous! The boat and the scenery were breathtaking; thank you for sharing this treasure with us.
— Jimmy & Landon, Seattle (March 2014)

Landon & Jimmy at the bow.

Jubilee, Loren and their younguns.

Jubilee, Loren and their younguns.

All four of us had the best time relaxing. We own an apple orchard on the other side of the mountains and needed this relaxing break from spring chores. Will be back after harvest.
— Jubilee & Loren, Selah, Washington

Harry and Joy gave us a wonderful sail during our stay. Also the dinner was amazing.
— Zilu & Caroline, Columbus Ohio/Beijing

Zilu & Caroline

Amanda & Seleh

We had the best time on this beautiful boat. We just got legally married and came straight to Bainbridge Island to spend the weekend on your boat. What a romantic getaway. We will always remember this!
— Selah & Amanda, Valdez, Alaska

Beautiful boat!
— Rachel & Nicholas, Seattle
Rachel & Nicholas

Rachel & Nicholas

Dylan & Nathan

Dylan & Nathan

Your boat is so beautiful. Sunset cocktails on the deck can’t be beat. Thanks for the warm hospitality.”
— Dylan & Nathan, Renton, WA

We will definitely recommend this experience to all our friends and family
— Erin and Brad, Seattle
Brad & Erin

Brad & Erin

Chris, Beth, Anne & Dillon

What a beautiful boat you have! It is a joy to our hearts to get away and relax in a clean, alluring vessel.
— Chris & Beth Dolan, Seattle
What an amazing time we have had here. Thank you so much for sharing your ship, which is so obviously taken care of with much care and love.
— Annd & Dillon, Seattle

Thank you for the wonderful time aboard the Oh Joy II.
— Andrew & Rebecca Parker, Seattle

Rebecca and Andrew

Chris & Karen brought sunshine!

We will most certainly be back.
— Karen Ong & Chris Domkoski, Washington DC

Thank you for sharing your treasure with us. We had a relaxing time here. The boat is a beauty and so comfortable with everything we need. We appreciate the experience and hope to come back again.
— Victoria Petra, Seattle (January 2014)

Victoria and Anne

Barb, Erik and Faye

We had a very merry Christmas aboard Oh Joy II! Thank you for all the wonderful touches!
— Faye Krippner, Portland

— Barbara Bollinger, Atlanta

 Dive Master Barbara

The Hunter family

What a great and easy way escape from the city.
— Suzanne Hunter, Seattle

Our time was calm, pleasant and much appreciated. Thank you for everything and we can’t wait to return. You are both an “Oh Joy”!
— Noelle Karman, Seattle

Noelle and friends

Micajah, Mandy, Harry & Logan

I cannot say enough about the wonderful Oh Joy II.
— Logan, Micajah, Harry & Mandy, New Orleans

An all round great experience.
— Bob Simmons, Boston


Mickey & Ray

Harry, you absolutely made our day! Great time!
— Mickey and Ray, Spokane WA

Lovely!! This is JUST what we needed. See you again!
— Summer & Mitch, Vancouver BC

Summer & Mitch

 Adam & Katy

Thank you so much for the fantastic getaway!
— Adam & Katy Wild, Seattle

We couldn’t have dreamed up a better weekend! We had an absolutely fabulous time!
— Nate & Brian Foster, Seattle

Brian & Naate

Jena & Denny

Thank you for sharing your beautiful boat.
— Jena and Denny, Redmond Washington

The perfect place to get away — thanks! Beautiful and cozy.
— April, Jen and Stepahie, Seattle

Fabulous time! Loved the boat.
— Pat & Mike Stout, Noel Stout and Emily White, Fort Payne, Alabama

What a wonderful experience!
— Elizabeth & Chris, Bainbridge Island

Chris & Elizabeth

Yuliya & Max

Way above and beyond our expectations!
— Max & Yuliya Mikhaylenko, Portland Oregon

I can’t think of anyone I’d rather be on a boat with!
— Jade Elms, Eugene Oregon


The daring Dr. Dan

Please, do yourself a favor and book a wonderful vacation on Oh Joy II.
— Mary West & Dr. Daniel Marks, Portland Oregon

I felt very taken care of and rejuvenated after a few days at sea with this crew.
— Kirk Guidici, Eugene Oregon


 Greg & Sally

Wow! A true peak experience. Just delightful in every way — weather, sailing, meals, friends, stories and on and on . . .Thank you so much!
— Greg and Sally Wiley, Eugene OR

Amazing, fabulous, wonderful food!
— Peter & Heidi Davidson, Eugene OR

Peter & Heidi