We have been fortunate enough to have made two voyages with Gary and Jeanette on the Kinship. One was through the locks from the Sound into Lake Union and on the Lake Washington. What a people and boat watching trip that was! The other was a fabulous voyage around the Sound which included some crabbing, spectacular views, and an all-around wonderful time. We highly recommend the Merritt’s and their wonderful yacht. It’s more than a bucket list item. You may decide to make it an annual – or more frequent – event! Thanks guys for the most excellent adventures and for being great hosts!
We enjoyed a cruise with Gary and Jeanette Merritt from Shil Shol Bay to Coupeville. We struck lightening with the weather: Azure blue sky and spectacular views of Puget Sound. The hospitality was top-tier. We were treated to an experience of a lifetime – crabbing, fishing, swimming and amazing accommodations. We recommend the Kinship with our deepest love for Gary and Jeanette. Bon Voyage!
We had a fabulous time with you and your crew on Lake Union and Lake Washington. Thank you for being flexible about timing and taking us on short notice. Although the skies were gray, the view was still absolutely amazing. So many things of interest to see when unbound from the pavement. We would sum up the afternoon this way:
“We had a wonderful time. Gary showed us a side of Union Lake and Lake Washington that most people don’t get to see (including of course, a glimpse of Uncle Bill’s house). Gary was an excellent and informative guide, ready to answer any question. We learned a lot about the area as well as the live-aboard lifestyle. The boat was immaculately clean and very comfortable! The experience exceeded our expectations.”
Highly recommended! We cannot wait until the next time we have guests. Perhaps we’ll go through the locks and head for open water.