Originally Posted by WSMFP
I've complained about dockwa extensively here and how much I hate it. These apps/websites are worthless because you still have to call and talk to a human at some point either way on the cell phone
...They are a complete waste of time and just complicate what was a very easy procedure.
Oh, yeah. Totally agree. I'd much rather call and work
things out with a human. I've also heard complaints about getting a refund if needed, and that Dockwa charges your credit card before you arrive, rather than after. As you say, the whole process inserts unneeded extra steps and leaves out that important personal interaction.
But my biggest complaint is one that Dockwa isn't directly responsible for.
I just hate the whole idea of making reservations. The most dangerous thing you can have on a boat
is a schedule. I'd much rather check the weather
in the morning and make plans for the day, THEN call around for options.
I understand that, for popular destinations, that's becoming unworkable. There's a place near us we like to go for an overnight or two sometimes. In the past it's been first-come-first-serve. If you arrive and they're full, there really are no other good options. They just started using Dockwa and I have to admit, I like not having to second-guess how crowded it might be, or worrying about not having room. I may even be able to plan a weekend getaway in advance now. Previously I'd only go mid-week, or if I thought the weather
might keep others away.