Dave Maeser   - Captain (M/V Trek)

Hailing from Seattle WA, Capt. Dave fell in love with all things water at an early age. Powerboats and sailboats were a staple in his family and friends families. Cruising and racing in the Pacific Northwest waters during his youth and adult life.

He went to Hard Hat diving school and spent years in the gulf of Mexico working in the oil field deep sea diving.

After getting married and having a wonderful daughter and son they moved back to the Northwest to enjoy the best cruising grounds around. They bought a failing sailing company which they turned into one of the largest in the area offering lessons and charters.

After selling the sailing club he started Captaining small cruise ships and Yachts for families cruising from Seattle to Alaska and down the coast to San Diego for 11 years. While doing this he bought the car ferry “Bob Ellis” in Ketchikan Alaska, had it fixed up and brought it down to Seattle in 2013, renaming it the “Trek”. Since then it has been used for many different things.

Please bring your ideas to this blank canvas and see what it can do for you.

Your safety is always top of the mind with Captain Dave and his crew. Let them share their experiences with you.

The TREK Ferry is a party barge or party boat available for corporate events, water events, waterfront viewing, Lake Union tour, Lake Washington sightseeing, lake swimming, wedding party, bachelor/bachelorette party. Our guests have held bar mitzvah / bat mitzvah parties, wedding parties, birthday parties, last rites/spreading ashes, business retreats, team building venue, corporate events and dinner party venue on the lake. Friday night music in the MOHI park, Seafair, Seattle waterfront, fourth of July fireworks viewing, Opening Day of the boating season, Husky football game transportation and sail-gate parties. Corporate meeting space, business event venue and all sorts of gatherings are a success on the TREK!