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Molly F., San Clemente

Captain Russ and his amazing wife Vanessa go above and beyond to accommodate every need. We would recommend Seaworthy Outreach to anyone looking for an awesome boating experience.
Thank you Russ and Vanessa !
You guys are amazing !

Pam P., San Clemente

Anderson L., Orange

Russ and Vanessa created the most incredible afternoon for my son and daughter and me - we still are talking about it. It all started when Vanessa offered my special needs son and I a complimentary cruise, because she found out about a hardship I'd recently encountered. (In addition to paid charters, these lovely people give military families and others in difficult situations cruises on their beautiful boat, to give back to the community). Knowing my son and his caregivers would enjoy this, I accepted.
Their boat was lovely, and they offered us snacks and drinks as if we were paying customers. Then we had the most amazing 2 + hours! We saw dolphins and seals, jumped and swam in the water (my daughter and I) and just enjoyed the beautiful boat and their hospitality.
Thank you Russ and Vanessa. It's wonderful to see people such as yourselves who have a heart for struggling families. Also, I've been on many boats and it's rare to see one so gleaming, white and perfect. You could have eaten off the floor. Not a spot of rust anywhere.  Amazing.
Thank you again for a wonderful afternoon.
Pam, David and Allison
So glad to have found Seaworthy Outreach. From booking our trip with Vanessa who was efficient and organized, to going out with Captain Russ, everything was spot on. Captain Russ is a professional. If you want to go offshore for the big ones, he'll take you there. If you want a more laid-back trip and just fish the local inshore waters, he's got that covered as well.
I took my 5 year old out today and we had a great time. Russ looked out for my boy's safety and showed him how to catch his first fish off of a boat. We tailored the trip with the right length of time and distance for the occasion, and it worked out perfectly. Few others in the business will let you do this. It's also note (sea) worthy to mention the good cause these guys work for.  
It's hard to find a private charter that caters to both enthusiast fishermen and family/kids the same way Seaworthy Outreach does. Can't wait go out with Captain Russ again for a lengthier trip next time!
Book with confidence. Class act establishment and a pleasure to work with.

Laura M., San Clemente, CA

What an awesome experience, quick on and off the boat, straight out to open waters and straight into a path of literally thousands of dolphins chasing the boat!  I am a Home Health Care Aide and took my client with macular degeneration and hearing loss out to do one of his favorite things, fishing! Captain Russ helped my client catch and reel in a large Dorado and the smile on my client's face was captured, I don't think he had been that happy for a long time.  Water is very healing and despite some reservations about my client's safety, Captain Russ made sure we were all well within our comfort levels. He is very experienced and we were totally at ease. Thank you for a very memorable experience!

Vincent T., Orange

Great day on the boat with Captain Russ for angler lessons. He took his time to teach us the basics of fishing and was very patient with all of our questions. I would highly recommend the class for any beginners that just want to learn the basics of fishing

Christian M, San Clemente

Sean F., San Clemente

Cheers for Seaworthy Outreach!
I've taken so many charters (both private and public) and never before have I ever felt at such ease on a boating adventure; hence, real therapy! The warmth extended from Captain Russ and First Mate Vanessa honestly makes you forget you signed up for an excursion. Think of it as a day out on the water with the closest of friends. First, you can't help but notice how incredibly clean the boat is when you step aboard. Next, you are impressed by Captain Russ' credentials as a retired (but youthful!) military vet and right along with that comes safety - so families with young ones, book with confidence. Our highlights included the bluest of blue water, jumping dolphins, barking seals, & even a dip in the ocean. We have many reasons to return because they offer so many options - snorkeling adventures, fishing trips, sunset wine & dine, harbor cruises and on & on. Hmmm...maybe they'll offer me a frequent "flyer" program because I will definitely be returning.
Sheer delight, I'm definitely telling my friends and family.
Thank you Seaworthy!
We had such a great morning with Capt. Russ and Vanessa!  My little guy (who has some special needs) had a blast!  We had an awesome breakfast on the boat donated by a local caterer (I wish I could remember their name so I could give them a shout out too!), then headed out.  It was a super windy, choppy morning, but Capt. Russ figured out a way to minimize the choppy ride and do some fishing.  My son and daughter were able to pull in a couple fish and my son got to play captain for awhile and drive the boat which absolutely made his day!  Russ and Vanessa are the nicest people you'll ever meet and really go out of their way to make the day special. They have huge hearts for special needs kids.  They gave my son (and my daughter and I) great gifts of hospitality, kindness and fun that morning.

Darbie L., Huntington Beach

Bob B., San Clemente

Had a blast on our boat ride this week! Went with the girls for a relaxing outing. Captain Russ and wife Vanessa were great! Planning another trip out soon.
Russ and Vanessa are awesome! I coach the Dana Outrigger Junior Team and they escorted our crews through three of our races last year, including 2 days of the Catalina Crossing. Russ is a skilled captain and Vanessa keeps the rest of the boat running smoothly. When running crews like this, safety is my main concern. Russ and Vanessa took on their role with professionalism. These folks are great!

Cliff L., Anaheim

Captain Russ has great patience, he was trying to teach me as much as he could during the session. He even prepared a printout for me. His boat is clean too.  Highly recommended to whom wants to learn fishing!

Patricia H., Corona

We all had an awesome time! The captain was great; he goes above and beyond, money well spent it was an experience everyone can enjoy. We will do it again!Perfect family adventure.

Teri S., San Clemente

Seaworthy Outreach truly cares about our community. I coordinated trips for families and a group of teens with Vanessa and it was fantastic. After each trip, the participants raved about the experience. It warms my heart to witness Seaworthy Outreach's dedication to providing a vessel so others can enjoy a time at sea. ~ Teri Steel, Executive Director, COA

Trisha M., Hesperia

We went fishing with Captain Russ. Definitely one of the best fishing excursions I've been on. Captain is very friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was nice, clean and perfect for four people. I will plan my next trip very soon. Thanks seaworthy Outreach!

Christy M., Dana Point

Thank you for the opportunity to once again be on the water enjoying the ocean and cruising the harbor in Dana Point.  The weather was perfect, new friendships were made, a time to clear my mind and enjoy the moments and great appetizers that became my dinner!   The cruise was such a joy!  Thank you Capt. Russ and Vanessa,  your boating out reach serving others is a blessing to our community and beyond.  I am so grateful to have meet you!
 Seaworthy Outreach is a Faith Based Organization (FBO) Self Supported Ministry (SSM) 508(c)1a