If I could give Paradiso more than five stars, I would! We worked with them for the scattering of my fathers ashes. The whole experience working with John, Craig, and the team from start to finish was fantastic. They were caring, respectful, and very helpful. The burial at sea ceremony was conducted beautifully and the boat was perfect. Thank you Paradiso! – Sujata K.
From the very 1st conversation to the last I had planning our wedding aboard the Paradiso, Captain John……. you were more than awesome! You were so patient, calming, & accommodating. Your yacht was the perfect venue for our wedding. From Capt. John ( owner), to Capt. Craig ( our skipper ), to Capt. Fidel who performed our ceremony…… and the AMAZING CREW……THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. And Wendy- what can I say……but I couldn’t have pulled off the day without your special help and attention. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. Now I need to figure out when to plan another party with you all. – Brooke J.
Sometimes you gotta treat yourself. I had planned a nice day for my significant other and myself out in Newport Beach, celebrating an anniversary of sorts. Obviously, I knew we had to spend some of the day out on the water, and I considered everything from a duffy boat to a dinner cruise at one of those large companies that specializes in dinner cruises, to an Air B’n’B rental. Then BAM! The perfect option presented itself to me. (This review is specifically targeted at that option.) There’s a couple of things that I love – one of them is boating (so long as someone else is driving), and another is hot tubs. PARADISO put them together for me, in an epic surprise for my girlfriend. She had no idea that such a thing existed. Sure, there are large yachts with hot tubs on them, but those are reserved for the lifestyles of the rich and famous (old 80’s reference here…) Paradiso’s hot tub boat is more like a floating hot tub in that most of the boat’s deck is occupied by the tub. The tub can fit 4 comfortably, 6 if you’re friendly, or just two if that’s what you like. There is plenty of nice seating on the boat, too, such that you could take a party of 10 out for a cruise if you want to take turns taking a dip. (The typical rental is two hours, and taking turns means you don’t spend two hours in the hot tub – you probably shouldn’t, anyway! We did.) Now, there were plenty of boats out on the water, from kayaks to big party yachts. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM checked out our impressive little floating paradise. So if you’re looking to turn heads and have a great cruise in style, this is the way to go. Paradiso also took care of all the details from me: online reservation and communication were a snap, and they have contracted local parking just a brief walk away. Their office on the dock is a little hard to find, but that didn’t matter as they come out and greet you and escort you to your on-water destination. It tips the scales a little bit at $400 for my two hour rental, but that’s competitive with the rates of other boats of similar size…and oh yeah, those don’t have HOT TUBS on them. – Mike N.
Thanks for making Mothers Day a success for our family with pontoon rental today. Everything punctual, easy and smooth. Mom and dad really enjoyed all the harbor information and having a captain to guide us around – great job, Captain John! (You were a sweetheart and very patient.) We would definitely recommend your company and look forward to renting again soon. Thank you!!! – Lorie Ann R.
I am an event producer from Atlanta, and we contracted Paradiso for an afternoon harbor cruise for about 45 people. Angela and Captain Craig were so accommodating and patient with meeting all of out needs. They worked very professionally with our additional vendors, and all of our attendees had a flawless time! We used them before two years ago, and if we have a chance to partner with them again, I absolutely would! We did a lot of research on charters in the area, and this is the best for a group around 50. Thanks so much for the excellent customer service and for being a great partner! – Ashley N.
Took my family of 5 out on a 21′ pontoon in Newport Beach today. From start to finish, I couldn’t be happier. The booking process was easy, the staff was helpful and the boat was perfect!!! The staff took the time to walk through the boat and the harbor and recommended the perfect 2 hour route. I could have stayed out all day!!! Will definitely be back again!!! – Rob K.
I can’t thank John and his team enough for hosting my wedding rehearsal dinner aboard the beautiful Paradiso Yacht. Even though I live on the East Coast, John was always quick to answer my questions via phone and email. He made time to give my wife and I a tour of the boat when we were out visiting wedding vendors in preparation for our big day. His pricing and services are fair and clear, and the actual event perfectly lived up to my expectations. Each of my guests were awestruck by how beautiful the yacht and cruise were. John’s responsiveness and flexibility really helped take care of any wedding week anxiety I had. I highly recommend the Paradiso Yacht for your next party. You will not be disappointed! – Zac I.
Several friends and I wanted to float around the harbor for a few hours and we were delighted to learn that Paradiso had a pontoon boat available for just such an adventure! The boat was exceptionally clean and a smooth ride. There was plenty of room for all of us. It even had a bathroom – a welcomed feature after enjoying a few cocktails on a sunny afternoon! – Michelle M.