About Us

Eco Boat Rentals is locally owned and operated by Russ and Kate.

The Eco Boat Rentals story began in December 2019. We were living near San Diego Bay and loved spending time on the water, but became conscious of our environmental footprint. That’s when Russ discovered the Pedal Boats, and we fell in love with them. As a result, we decided to purchase a couple of pedal boats to open an eco-friendly rental place in the Point Loma area.


In a matter of months, we purchased our equipment, rented a dock, found our team members, built a website, built a following on social media, and started renting. After one month of operating in March 2020, San Diego county went under lockdown and we were forced to close our newly opened business for two months. We reopened Eco Boat Rentals in May 2020 and were overjoyed to provide San Diegans a safe social distancing outdoor activity when they needed it most.


Now Eco Boat Rentals is #10 of 261 Boat Tours & Water Sports in San Diego on Tripadvisor! Our customers’ experience and safety is our top priority and we look forward to serving the San Diego community for many years to come.



About Russ and Kate


We are Russ and Kate, originally from East Europe, Moldova, and Ukraine, we moved to the U.S in 2014. With over 6 years of experience as tour guides in Thailand and Turkey, we opened up Eco Boat Rentals in 2019 to provide an eco-conscious boat experience in San Diego Bay. Russ is a licensed Captain after completing 2 years of commercial fishing in Alaska. Before Eco Boat Rentals, Russ was operating sailing tours in San Diego Bay with our first sailboat, “Colibri.” In addition to managing the social media marketing for Eco Boat Rentals, I’m a professional photographer with over 6 years of experience. As a team, we operate Eco Boat Rentals with our young team and are ready to provide you with a fun and safe boating experience. Get in touch with us or book your reservation today and we’ll see you on our dock.


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