CharterWorld yacht charter testimonials and feedback:
Here are just some of the great comments and feedback CharterWorld has received so far in the last couple of years from our many happy and satisfied clients. We take feedback very seriously. We use it as an integral measure of the performance of our client focused friendly service. CharterWorld is built on repeat clients and word of mouth recommendations. If you have any comments on your charter, or our service, good or otherwise, we would very much love to hear from you.
The latest published client feedback is at the top, with a selection of the yachts mentioned listed below. Please contact us if you have any questions about using our free and friendly service:
Amanda, First of all, the yacht is beautiful and well-laid out. And we thought the operation was first rate. Loved being with the crew--so attentive and anxious to please. Andy was a real professional--totally flexible with changes to the schedule--he just rolled with whatever we wanted to do. He monitored text messages and was very quick to reply to any question or request. Tim was a great asset to Andy and was helpful in all ways, especially with the kids. Gina is a gem--so helpful, willing, so sweet and kind, great bar tender, wonderful with Leo. And Chef Michelle--what can you say, she's a prize. Her cooking was very good (maybe not exceptional, but very good) and we appreciated especially that she went out of her way to get fresh fish. Leo was particularly pleased that she made special meals for him.
What else about the crew? Their uniforms were very attractive, their manners impeccable, they kept the yacht shining and clean. We loved our New Year's Eve celebration. It was festive and fun, beautifully organized. The karaoke was a hit!
All the best. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
Charter on yacht LIVERNANO in the Keys, New Year’s 14/15
Dear Trina, Everything was perfect we had incredible time!
Charter on yacht ATLANTICA in the Virgin Islands, New Year’s 14/15
Amanda, Everything about the cruise was exemplary. All three crew members exceeded expectations, especially the Chef’s Angie’s culinary delights and her special gift for merry margarita making. We were delighted with the whole experience. Thanks again for all of your help.
Charter on yacht IN THE WIND in Tahiti, New Year’s 14/15
Dear Nicolas and Josh, I want to thank you for help, it was a pleasure to work with you! Vacation was perfect; all the guests are absolutely satisfied! I hope to continue our cooperation next time!
Charter on yacht AUSTRALIS in the Caribbean, New Year’s 14/15
Trina, the trip was great. The captain and crew were world class. Location also exceeded expectation. Great job!
Charter on yacht SEAHAWK in the Virgin Islands, New Year’s 14/15
Dear Amanda, We are having a blast. Awesome boat. Amazing crew. All is well in the world. Thx for connecting us with Captain Mark. He and his team are the best! Happy new year, Amanda. Thx again for hooking us up with such an amazing crew. Will savor our last few days here.
Charter on motor yacht LE MONTRACHET in the Caribbean, New Year’s 14/15
Hi Trina, We are out of words to express what a wonderful charter you put us in. First Gareth and Kristine are extremely fun and professional. Never before have we had 17 exquisite meals in a row. What an accomplishment! The boat has a beautiful teak interior and is kept in mint condition. Activities were numerous and fun for both generations in our family. Each of us has voted for their individual preference: Flexibility in schedule - The anchoring locations - The views - The sailing part and helping with the sails and anchor - The Soggy Dollar - Water skiing and hiking in Salt Point - Kit surfing and the Bitter End - Seeing the entire family so very happy!
Charter on yacht XENIA in the Caribbean, New Year’s 14/15
Dear Martha, We are back in Austin after an amazing week on Destiny in BVI. Our Family had an absolutely fantastic time! We feel lucky to have been placed with Jim and Debra. We absolutely love them both and feel like we have two new friends in our lives. They are both exceptional people. They are very kind, professional, considerate of our space, hardworking and eager to please and truly followed all our requests and specifications that we sent beforehand. We had asked for a less heavy meal plan, which Debra followed completely and also to be involved in the sailing part of the trip. Jim was wonderful, letting us steer when we wanted to, let us pick spots to throw anchor if he saw it fit and got the kids involved hoisting sails, towing lines while docking or whatever was needed. Jim made good recommendations of places to visit, things to do and see. We appreciated the snorkelling equipment that was in good shape. We used it almost daily.
Martha, we had and Awesome time!! Thank you for your help, guiding us to Destiny and its Crew.
Charter on yacht DESTINY in the Caribbean, New Year’s 14/15
Dear Sally, It’s been a dream travelling the BVI with SAYANG, the crew were fantastic hosts and guides showing us the most amazing places and spots. Even though we have been miles and miles away from home this has felt like home in paradise. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
Charter on yacht SAYANG in the Virgin Islands, New Year’s 14/15
Hi Amanda, Thanks for checking in. It was a fabulous 10 days. We just absolutely loved it; the food, the rest and relaxation, serenity and privacy. Thanks for everything and we’ll be sure to reach out again for our 2016 Yacht adventures.
Charter on yacht LADY SHARON GALE in the Virgin Islands, New Year’s 14/15
Dear Amanda, Our experience on Genevieve this week has been stellar in every way, particularly the exceptional service from an experienced, anticipatory crew. We will certainly want to sail aboard the Genevieve again! Happy New Year!
Charter on SY GENEVIEVE in the Caribbean, New Year’s 14/15
Hi Amanda, The trip was nothing short of sensational. Extremely competent and accommodating Crew and they love what they do and it shows. Nothing I can say beyond spectacular. Thanks for all your help and assistance.
Charter on motor yacht LE MONTRACHET in the Virgin Islands, Thanksgiving
Hi Amanda, Going great. Everything is perfect. Best vacation ever!!
Charter on motor yacht MIRACLE in the Caribbean, New Year’s 14/15
Hi Josh, every thing went very well the crew were great, nothing was to much trouble for them. Kept us well fed with great food and the Captain's local knowledge was fantastic. He took us to some Islands and bays I have never heard of.. all in all I would recommend this boat and crew to any one.
Charter on SORANA in the Caribbean.
Hi Amanda, I will say it was the most incredible vacation ever and the crew was FANTASTIC!!! You hit the nail on the head picking that boat and crew for us!!!! We are looking to do another trip in Marsh Harbor Bahamas. All the best,
Charter on yacht LADY J in the BVI, Thanksgiving 2014
Dear Nick, Regarding the holiday review, we spent an amazing time, the crew (Chris and Natalia) were perfect, we had few experiences on different boat renting in the past and never met such a great crew. We really think we are going to meet them again in the future…
Charter on Catamaran LIR in Italy, Aug 14
Dear Amanda, The trip was wonderful from the begining to the end. In my name and on behalf of all group I thank you very much for your valuable assistance and guidance. The crew was super, the days sunny and the nights very agreable! Please let Jantar's owner know that Antonia and Ivo were very helpful and have taken good care of us.
Charter on JANTAR, Greece, Aug 14
Dear Amanda, We chartered the Constanter Sailboat under the supervision on Captain Jimmy Banks and 1st mate Gabrilla Russo. We are writing to inform you that our trip was outstanding. The boat was in perfect condition was expertly maintained. Jimmy was a true professional. We had the utmost confidence in his abilities from the beginning and he was also flexible and wiling to alter the itinerary to fit our requests. He is an excellent teacher and a pleasure to be around. Gabriella’s cooking was nothing short of gourmet. She was extremely pleasant and went above and beyond to enhance our experience with not only great meals but also delicious snacks and cocktails. Overall, we ate well, had an incredible sailing experience, and felt safe and pampered for the entire duration of the trip.
Definitely a pleasure to work with you as well. I think I mentioned already, but I've personally been super impressed with you and CharterWorld. I've chartered before and have additionally been in communication with other brokers for different boats and you guys were far and away the most responsive and professional. I was also surprised to receive the level of attention I did given that a 65 foot sailboat is definitely on the lower end of the spectrum for you guys.
We'll book through you next time, no question about it. Thanks again and we'll be in touch.
Charter on CONSTANDER, Italy, August 14
Amanda, Charter was great. We had 4 days of great sailing with good wind almost every day. Jimmy and Gabriella were fantastic hosts - flexible, attentive, discreet, professional. The food was wonderful. Would highly recommend this boat and crew. In fact, we'd love to charter with them again. Thank you again for your help in booking Constanter.
Charter on Sailing yacht CONSTANTER, in Italy Aug 14
Hi Nick, Everything has been great, thanks. The crew have been outstanding and all of us had a very nice holiday. As you say we have been lucky with the weather so that was an added bonus. All in all a great boat and great crew!
Charter on LIVE THE MOMENT, Aug 14
Dear Nick, We are very appreciative to you for the organization such a pleasure holidays. The crew was very competent and gave us a good impression. The service was not obtrusive but at the same time timely. Regarding the food, the cook was great and always adapted themselves to our wishes and tastes. The whole ambience was friendly. Special thanks to the captain for this great vacation. We hope to be able to book your service one more time. Best regards!
Charter on APACHE II, Aug 14
Hi Josh, Finally I have some time to write a letter to you about our charter with Anassa. It was great!!! Since it was our first sailing vacation I must say it went really really interesting. The boat was very comfortable for all of us including our children. The crew consisted of experienced seamen with whom we made good friends.
Captain Stelios was really professional at everything what he was doing which besides managing the boat also included explaining to me in every detail the art of sailing (which I found extremely amazing). He also was great companion and interesting person. Stelios deck-hand, proved to be skilled seaman, always helpful and very pleasant guy who was always around in case we need anything. Vaia the cook - astonished us every time she served the table. We had an opportunity to try every imaginable and unimaginable traditional Greek cuisine which Vaia prepared with love. By the end of the charter I put on 3 kg:) As for the nature and the sea - it was really beautiful. The islands themselves are all different in their beauty, the landscapes, the beaches and the caves were like from Photoshop-enhanced pictures. The sea often forced us to make swimming stops in extremely picturesque places. Our children particularly enjoyed jumping from Anassa's roof to the water (the adults also liked it a lot). Besides with the help from both Stelioses we also enjoyed different sea sport activities which were available on the catamaran from kayaking to wake boarding.
In conclusion I want to say the trip was definitely a success. I also would like to thank the crew for doing their best looking after us during the trip.
And I also would like to thank you Josh for your help during preparation for this trip, for basically making our dream come true.
Many thanks and warm regards
Charter on Catamaran ANASSA in Greece, Aug 14
Dear Josh, Thanks a lot for your email. We were absolutely delighted by the charter and the crew. The boat was extremely beautiful and the crew members were all extremely professional and charming. We regret this lasted only for a week and we were all very sad to go back to land after such an amazing holiday. We will all keep amazing memories of the time spent onboard of Eleonora and we hope we'll be able to come back for another sailing trip very soon. Thanks a lot.
Charter on sail yacht Eleonora in Italy, Aug 14
Martha, We had a awesome time on our trip. The boat was great. It was clean, comfortable, and had all the conveniences of home. The only thing I wish we had at home was the crew. The chef was top notch, the stewardess were very accommodating, and the captain was professional experienced and a great knowledge of the waters in the Exumas and a close relationship with the locals. The second day on the trip my wife started saying "when we do this next year....." Thanks for setting this charter up for us and we look forward to future charters.
Charter on motor yacht MIRACLE in Caribbean, Aug 14
Dear Josh, So, finally I’m getting to write to you about our charter on Moya. As I mentioned before it was amazing but more specifically, here are some of the things that made it so great.
The boat itself is in pristine condition - everything works, it’s really well taken care of and the crew work hard to keep it looking great. There’s tons of space even for 6 of us and 3 crew. You never really felt like you were “on top of each other”. Loads of room just to sit and relax or to sunbathe - whatever you wanted.
Captain Panos was really knowledgeable and had a good balance of professionalism and friendliness. He took us to amazing places and we were never disappointed in the stops we made. At first, we thought we would work together to figure out a route, but it became clear that he would basically work this angle himself. This isn’t a complaint - it was actually the right way to go - he knows the islands and we don’t!!!!
Maria - AMAZING. We have lived all over the world, travelled all over the world and are not that easy to please and her food was absolutely outstanding. We wrote on our preferences that we wanted fresh, local, healthy dishes and she did just exactly that. Every meal was different and unbelievable and loved by all - from the 8 year old to Jay! She was fun, friendly, warm and welcoming. We are FB friends now!!!! Really can’t say enough good things about her. Thomas - a great great helper and deck hand. Quiet but friendly and really helpful. Would do anything to make our experience good. The boat couldn’t have functioned as well without him. It really takes 3 people for that boat to work well.
We just loved our week on Moya - was very hard to leave and we keep wishing we were back!!! Doesn’t get much better than that! Next time we’re going for 2 weeks!! Thanks for everything.
Charter on Catamaran MOYA in Greece, Aug 14
Hi Josh, The boat was fabulous. So were the crew. Loved, loved the Greek Islands. Would definitely go back to Greece. Yes it was windy at times but when the wind did drop it felt too hot, so was often a welcome relief! If I had to pick on something not quite perfect, it would be the middle deck. Obvious storage for tenders but we didn’t often use that table as it was quite squashed, even with 7. With 10 of us the sunbathing area (on sun loungers) on top deck, was quite crowded, but we just kicked the kids off. If I was redesigning the boat (!) I’d get rid of the Jacuzzi and make it more of a sunbathing deck with padded seating in the shade etc. Grand Cru had the best place to store tenders – at the front. We truly had the best holiday ever, can’t fault it really. Thanks for your help again.
Charter on MAGIX in Greece, Aug 14
Hi Nicolas, We realy apreciate the cruise on Blue Vision. Crew was very good, I think that the captain is particularly good. He understand very well the guest's expectations. The Chef is very good, I think the best we ever had. The staff is helpful and respect your privacy. Regarding the boat, it was a good surprise, finaly the size was ok, and we could leave easily all the family on board.
Negative point are the toys, jet ski old, paddle not so good, the tender is not top for the waterski. This is the weak point. They should invest little bit on that. But globaly we had a very good time. Thanks also to you for all the organization.
Charter on BLUE VISION in the Balearics, Aug 14
Dear Martha, Dimitri’s and Mariana did an outstanding job. Everything exceeded our expectations. We could not have had a better trip. We are looking forward to booking with you again in the future. My only critique would be that Moonlight was lite on “toys” There were not enough masks and fins for everyone and the tender is under sized. I would also have enjoyed fishing (no lures on the boat) but, I take it there is not much to catch.
Charter on Sailing yacht Moonlight, in Greece, Aug 14
Dear Sally, Many thanks for your email. We had a wonderful holiday on Annabel II. The boat was perfect and the crew were fantastic. This year we had the best chef we have ever come across in our entire lives so that was a massive bonus (although not for the waistline!). Flying into Tivat and out of Dubrovnik also worked out perfectly. In addition, as you can see from the photos, the inflatable biscuit was a massive hit too!!!Thanks once again for all your help. Enjoy the rest of the summer,
Charter on ANNABEL II, in Croatia, Aug 14
Dear Nick,The trip is sublime. What a couple they make. The boat of course is a winner too. We are now coming back down the wind and have had a good sail in a Force 7/8. No complaints at all.
Charter on SHAITAN. in Greece, Aug 14
Hi Nicolas, Overall, the crew was very good - professional and pleasant. Sporting activities were better organised this year - the guys really knew what they were doing and were doing an outstanding job keeping everyone happy - thats Marc, Billy and Fraser. Great service throughout the trip. I have to mention that we were surprised by the beauty of the islands and Croatia. Since we only went half way, we were thinking of coming back next year and starting further up north. Something to think about. The boat is well maintained.
Charter on AUSTRALIS. in Croatia, Aug 14
Dear Josh, Overall the charter was a success. The crew was very friendly and professional and delighted to serve. Overall the boat was in a very good condition, the rooms downstairs were much bigger (I even slept once there to try myself), my room was also excellent, the chief cook was really excellent, We didn't manage to get to Barbuda because of the weather. In one word, it is a Benetti, luxury + service were very good. I would strongly recommend it everyone. Thanks for everything. With best regards,
Charter on Motor yacht JO in Caribbean
Dear Amanda, We're currently making the crossing from South Georgia to Ushuaia and will be closing out our charter at the end of the week. It's been exceptionally successful all around. The weather has been remarkably steady and friendly and we haven't had any really bumby rides. A day or so each way to/frum South Georgia but with 2-3 meter seas at worst.
Best of all this has been the perfect boat and crew. Well found and well equipped, and each and every member of the crew and expedition leaders have gone out of their way to make it the most enjoyable and adventuresome experience. High praise indeed to Captain Martin!
Thanks for your own great help all around. I'v had many charters with agents over the years - none better than this one reflecting your advice and support!
Charter on Hanse Explorer in Antartica
Hi Amanda! Peter, Tom, Lacey & Becky were all fantastic and the shoot was a huge success. I had the opportunity to meet with Peter after the shoot and told him as well. The weather cooperated and the seas behaved to our delight. Thank you so much for being such a support throughout to facilitate communication and steer our needs to the right person!
Charter on S/Y SINCERITY in the Caribbean
Dear Amanda, What an amazing experience..I consider myself to be well traveled, but this vacation was the best ever. Not only was the ship very very comfortable, but the crew was unbelievable ...My only concern is by making these well deserved comments, they may get more bookings, and make the odds of me being able to book the same package (Ship + fantastic crew) more difficult! All together, there are no words to describe the quality of the food (and we are all french...) the quality of the service and the comfort of the ship for a yacht this size. We are still day dreaming about our trip! ... the chef ( Rico) was too much..what a COOK!!!!
Only the best to say, and we hope to book them again next year same season, so please keep us on your radar before it's too late..
Charter on Lady Sharon Gale in the Caribbean
Good morning Amanda!! We are having an absolute ball!!! There is not one thing that we could even begin to complain about. We have all fallen in love with the entire crew!!! Everyone has been so nice and so accommodating and before we even ask for anything they are already on top of it. The yacht is absolutely gorgeous, and the crew has made us feel so at home.
Charter on CARTE BLANCHE in New England, Aug
Hi Amanda, Our only complaint is we didn’t stay longer…..the itinerary was perfect! the days were filled with beautiful places to swim, jet ski, sea bob (the best!) and enjoy the wonderful food and wines of Greece! sofia, alex, and andreas were incredible!!!! they are so professional and so warm and friendly….we felt like a family at the end of the week. I am so happy to hear they enjoyed having us onboard because it must be difficult for crews when the “chemistry” is off, afterall, it is a lot of time in close proximity for everyone. our whole family had nothing but the very best to say about this charter!!!
Charter on M/Y XTREME in Greece, Aug 14
Amanda, A great trip. Crew was amazing. The captain was unbelievably friendly and personable and participated in a family scavenger hunt... The Chef was over the top; food was amazing; and his personality fantastic. The deckhand and engineer were great with our kids. The stewardesses were fantastic, constantly attending to our every possible request. Rooms were much larger than I ever expected. Fit all 11 of us easily with room to spare. Can't even think of a better yacht design or layout. The water toys were a blast. The ports were interesting and nicely spaced. Couldn't have had a better mix of cruising, ports, coves, etc. Perfect.
Honestly, a fantastic trip. We would recommend this crew, food, service, and yacht 100% to anyone!! And we will seriously contemplate joining them and the IRIS again in the Ionian Islands in the near future.
Charter on motor yacht IRIS in Saronic/Cyclades, Aug 14
Hi Sally, Everyone had a fantastic time. It was some of the best service and food I've ever had, and the crew were also extremely helpful in planning our trip. Thanks for checking up on us, and I would definitely recommend Hayal to anyone!!
Charter on yacht HAYAL in Turkey Jul/Aug
Hi Sally, As a holiday, both my wife and the children thought it was the best holiday that they have ever had with something for everyone i.e. sightseeing, shopping and fine dining in quintessential quaint Italian villages for my wife and I and plenty of high energy water-sports and lounging around for the children - from this regard we will certainly be chartering another boat next year for a charter from the South of France to Corsica.
The crew of The Van were welcoming, friendly and made you feel special and this extended not just to my wife and I but also to the children. I would certainly state that the crew went the extra yard to make sure that our charter experience was memorable. If I was to offer any constructive criticism, it would be that the boat could do with a comprehensive mechanical service at the end of this season as there was more than one mechanical failure with both The Van and the tender that although not impacting on the enjoyment of the charter, did impact on the planned itinerary and to a lessor extent the comfort on board.
Charter on motor yacht THE VAN, in Italy Jul 14
Hello Martha, We had a marvellous time. The boat was as we expected and the crew was very friendly. Our kids loved the captain and Marie. Marie is a wonderful cook as well. The route was nice and we decided day by day what to do and that worked out very well. Islands were very different and lot of them where very beautiful. We visited around 20 islands, some really small and some pretty big. The only thing was that restaurants and bars where almost empty because of the low season. So that was negative thing, on the other hand the marina’s where not crowded so that the positive thing. Thank you for your help.
Charter on SORANA in the Caribbean. Jul/Aug
Hello Sally, The week on the boat is FANTASTIC ... Everything is perfect! The captain give us very very good information, adresses.... He Knows very well all small beach And Nice places. The hostess is perfect... Very discreet (quiet) And very efficient!!!! Always there In good place in the good moment. The last day, the captain give me All détails Of the dépenses ... And everything was very clear !FANTASTIC week!!!!! Thank you for All And I come to you Back for thé next expérience!!!!
Charter on PAMANGO in Croatia, Aug
Hi Josh, "Unfreakingbelievable!!! Crew 15 out of a 10. Boat the same. Loving this."
Charter on catamaran MOYA Aug Greece
Martha, It could not be better. Chris - Great captain, smart, well-educated knows the area and very helpful. We saw much more things than last time we've been here. We owe this to Chris. Natalie - We never eat so well before. We had good chiefs before, however, Natalie did a great job every day through the whole charter. She is a great chief and very nice! Steward - Connor is very helpful and friendly. Great team and nice cat! Maybe it was the best crew we ever had. Lir is a nice cat.
Charter on Catamaran LIR in Italy, July
Martha, Everything was great. really great and above expectations....... we are now in Sardinia and want to thank you for all... for sure we will repeat the experience!!! and Jose is really really nice!
Charter on Liberty of Lymington in Italy, July
Hi Amanda, Thanks for the note and we would highly recommend Lionshare. The crew was amazing and we found the boat to be very comfortable and well designed. It's an older boat but you really don't lack anything. The water toys were a highlight for all ages. Thank you for everything!
Charter on Lionshare in Italy, July
Dear Amanda, I will sum up the cruise with Mark and Beatrice as literally outstanding. At the very beginning, when we arrived, we found the catamaran in excellent conditions and everything clean and tidy. Mark and Beatrice were waiting for us with an exquisite welcome sushi served in the "al fresco" deck. We soon became familiar with Mark and Beatrice, as they not only perform their respective duties with knowledge and experience, but more importantly, with enthusiasm and a permanent sense of being glad. Our list of preferences had been observed at all times during our trip. They even got the french champagne Veuve Cliquot, which we found that was not too easy to find in the islands´ general stores.
In general terms, Mark based in his first-hand experience, carefully chose each of the different spots we visited. And we found that each of the stops where we anchored were at their respective turn, one of the best locations possible. At times, not in a place to crowded, on other times, on isolated places very close to the beach, but above all, always taking special interest in balancing security versus practicity. Mark also was someone amusing to speak to, since he had many interests and he had travelled around most of the world. Regarding my daughters, he gently encouraged them to learn wakeboard, which with a lot of patience from Marks side, they both finally learnt.
On Beatrice´s side, we also have an excellent opinion. Each of the appetizers, dinner, breakfast or lunch she had prepared to us, was creative, very well presented, and above all, excellent in taste. Beatrice obviously had to "fine tune" our culinary preferences, which she could only learn by experience with us, such as if we like spicy foods, or well done filets, as an example. But this fine tuning was very smooth and it took Beatrice a very short time to learn. Regarding Beatrice´s duties to keep the catamaran clean and tidy, it was almost a miracle. We used to go to shore after breakfast and by our return, everything was as if it were the cruise´s first day.
Finally, I would like to say that I’m used to pay gratuities as a social standard routine, but this time was different. For the first time in my life, I felt that both Mark and Beatrice had earned and deserved a good gratuity. All in all, Mark and Beatrice work as a very synchronized team, and probably they were the most important factor to our unbelievable good time we spent at Souls Calling.
Charter on Catamaran SOULS CALLING, Caribbean.
Hi there Sally. …Our holiday was fabulous, and I’d like to thank you for all your help in putting this together for us. The four of us loved every minute of it and WILL be doing it again. Please see my email below to Bijan and Roseanne, the ultimate in hosts!!!!!
“Just wanted to drop you a quick note to once again thank you both for making our stay with you what it was. Each of us enjoyed your hospitality, your yacht, your cooking and yes Bijan, your willingness to go that extra mile and get out of your comfort zone and take us through that reef. Nolan still talks about actually being able to walk on that particular beach. We all truly enjoyed our stay with you and I commend you both for being able to read us almost instantly and know what it was that we wanted out of our vacation and then delivered something so truly unforgettable and first class. The only thing we would change when we do this again, would be to stay longer. You have an amazing yacht and hearing you two talk about “freshening her up” makes us want to experience her again, cause how could it get any better!!!!!! Like my wife wrote in your guest book, you two both made our first sailing holiday very very special and you will be with us always!!!” Hope to see you again sometime, and sail safe!!!!!!!
Charter on yacht ANAHITA, Caribbean
Hi Josh, We had an absolutely fantastic time on the Raven. Nick, Hugh and Alexia were fantastic – we did not want to leave. It was truly the best week we have had in a long time. I could go on and on, but it was great. Nick was so accommodating, great itinerary, Hugh was a great mate, and Alexia – the best cook EVER!. So much fun. You arranged a marvelous yacht and crew for us – everything was beautifully organized by you and CharterWorld, and made it so easy....Please tell the owner that he has a fabulous boat and one that will bring us many happy memories – a real treat. Again, thank you..
Charter on yacht RAVEN in Croatia/Montenegro in July 14
Dear Josh, Just a short note of thanks. The Calypso charter was great success. We all really enjoyed the trip and will certainly be using your services again. The Calypso team were great. Craig and Tarryn did a fantastic job and I would highly recommend them to other clients. They were great with the children, who didn't actually want to leave the yacht today!
Charter on yacht CALYPSO, in France, July 14
Dear Josh, I just wanted to re-iterate my verbal feedback. Toby was a fabulous boat to charter, the layout great, super spacious, lots of places to sunbathe, cabins lights and felt very spacious and the mdern styling a big plus. We were very happy to stay on the boat whilst covering the short distances around the Amalfi coast, in fact, even the small tornado & couple of days of rain couldn't dent our enjoyment of the boat.
This was of course also due to the crew, who were excellent, and who provided a flawless service. Captain Andrea was very very good, he really listened to what we wanted to see, our preferences & constraints and worked within that. Henry and John provided excellent, courteous & professional support. Ruben & Carmen looked after us brilliantly, the boat was well kept, and lovely meals tailored to our requirements presented and served beautifully & also at short notice when poor weather changed our on-shore dining plans.
We would thoroughly recommend Toby, the crew, & CharterWorld. You have been attentive, listened to what we were looking for and quick to respond to requests or queries, and always followed up when necessary. We would like to charter again in a couple of years & would definitely come to you first.
Charter on motor yacht TOBY in Amalfi, July 14
Dear Nick, I just wanted to thank you for helping us organize the charter this summer. Everything went really well. The crew was the best. We had a really nice time. Will be in touch for organizing it again next July.
Charter on superyacht MAGENTA M, in Turkey and Greece, July 14
Dear Amanda, We just arrived today to Perú. Everything was great, the boat, the food ,the drinks, all Islands, the itinerary, everything Was awesome!!!! Nathan and Penny were lovely and very patience with us!!! We had a WONDERFUL VACATION!!! We would like to go every year!!!
Charter on motor yacht ALEGRIA in BVI, July 14
I have to say that that was the best holiday we have ever been on, and we’ve been on some good ones
Charter on M/Y THE VAN, in Monaco, July 14
Dear Martha, We had a wonderful time. The boat is awesome and the kids thought it was super cool! Matt and Ashley were simply FABULOUS!!!!!! Ashley is a superstar in the kitchen/galley and she is a wonderful caretaker. Her food is so fresh and clean and pleases both children and adults alike. She is so kind and so tuned into guests needs and desires. We were so relaxed and well pampered thanks to her! Matt is a gem as a captain and person. He took us to coves where the kids could play on the wave runner and tube and where we could just anchor and hang out for the day and enjoy the lovely boat, weather and our family. He is amazing with children. Our younger son was by his side all week, learning about the boat, fishing and the water. Matt is patient and kind and his love of the water, boating and nature is so apparent. We loved chatting and learning from him all the while having a blast as he took us tubing, snorkeling, cruising and so much more. It truly was our most special vacation and we will hold the memories dear.
We hope to charter with Matt and Ashley again in the future!
Charter on yacht DEFIANCE, in New England, July 14
Hi Amanda, Everything was PERFECT. Ashley and Lisa made the trip!! They are both simply wonderful people. They worked every minute of the 7 days to make sure that the 3 of us were completely happy and had everything we could imagine wanting. Ashley is the glue that holds EVERYTHING together, with a smile and grace. She simply makes ANYTHING and EVERYTHING happen. Lisa is a chef like no other. We have eaten at the best restaurants with the best chefs everywhere, and we've had personal chefs in the past, but none could hold a candle to the incredible meals that Lisa prepared for us 3 times every day, always with a willing smile and kind word. Importantly, Ashley and Lisa work together perfectly.
As for Amanda Brilliante and CharterWorld, we were completely satisfied. Indeed, your services were also beyond expectation and we will recommend you without reservation. You were so helpful in guiding us through the entire process to a very successful outcome. I doubt we would have been as successful on our own, and we're pretty good at putting things together for ourselves, so this is more of a compliment than it might appear. Indeed, this was the best vacation that we have ever taken.
Yacht charter on VIAGGIO, in St Martin, Caribbean in July 14
Hi Martha, Our charter on the Bonnie Lynn was great! We had done extensive research beforehand, not only to find the right boat, but the right crew as well. Bonnie Lynn and Captains Earl and Bonnie were just what we wanted.
The boat was beautiful and unique. Fresh out of the yard after an extensive haul out, the boat was immaculate and gleaming. Earl and Bonnie designed and built this wonderful schooner. The details, like beautiful woodwork, and special antique wheels, added interest and character to the boat and Earl had an interesting story about each item. The layout of the boat is spacious, with a big master cabin with a double bed, a forward cabin with three bonks and a bunk in the saloon that can expand to a double and has folding doors to close it for privacy. Two heads, a warm and inviting saloon and a gallery that any cook would adore complete the guest quarters. On deck, there is a lovely table that easily seats six. There are numerous other places to lounge around, two comfy teak deck chairs, portable folding seats, and a hideaway deck in the back to get out of the wind on. There is a nice dinghy and kayaks. And a great outdoor shower!
We encountered every kind of weather on our trip except snow. We had nice brisk sunny sails, some calm motoring (quiet engine), a little fog, some rain and finally a big blow, when Hurricane Arthur brushed by on the 4th of July, bringing 25-40k of wind. Captain Earl is extremely safety conscious and he planned well in advance to be sure we were anchored in a secure cove, where we rode out the storm comfortably. We found it all quite exciting and had no worries whatsoever.
We had said we preferred quiet anchorages as opposed to cities and each night we were in a lovely secluded spot. There were always interesting things to see, such as the Wooden Boat School, or the Cabot memorial on Butter Island. Earl and Bonnie were happy to let us sail or just hang out and they let me climb the rigging, go out on the bowsprit and generally make myself at home on the boat. They also really love sailing and happily put up all the sails as weather permitted. Earl was born and grew up in Maine and knows the area extremely well. He also had loads of fascinating stories about Maine, the island, boats, you name it. They are a great couple to be around and we enjoyed their company immensely.
Bonnie is a great cook and we had something delicious and different at every meal. I think she should write a cookbook, as there were so many things she made that I would love to have the recipe, such as Caribbean Cornbread, blueberry buckle and spiced pumpkin soup. One night Bob was telling her that his favorite thing was a pie with a crumb topping and the next day, Bonnie made him a Dutch Apple Pie with a crunchy topping. In addition to three meals a day, there were always nice snacks, treats and appetizers. Bonnie is also a mind reader, as every time I had one sip of my drink left, she was right there asking if I would like another. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and Bonnie made a beautiful and delicious carrot cake with white icing and flowers to go with champagne and a lobster feast. Earl had us anchored that night off Islesboro so we could see the fireworks, delayed a couple of days because of the storm and this made us feel really special.
I think one of the best things I can say is that Earl and Bonnie really pay attention and listen to their guests and make sure the experience is just what the customer is hoping for. We felt so well taken care of and pampered. We are also boat captains and had a charter business for 16 years, so we know the issues. I would heartily recommend the Bonnie Lynn!
Charter on sailing yacht BONNIE LYNN in New England, July 14
Josh, Good morning from Kotor. Nick and his crew, and The Raven, are stupendous. We can't wait to set sail
Thank you again for making such marvelous arrangements.
Charter on THE RAVEN, in Croatia, July 14
Hi Amanda. The trip was incredible. Both boat and crew exceeded our expectations and we had a great time. The itinerary was perfect and Ivo showed us the most beautiful places. Antonia was very nice to us and the children and is an excellent chef.
Thank you very much for your assistance on this. It made all the difference to us. You should hear back from us soon as we are already planning for our next boat trip!
Charter on JANTAR, in Croatia, June 14
Dear Josh, The Carpe Diem and crew were excellent. I would recommend them.
Charter on CARPE DIEM V, June 14
Trina, Thank you very much for arranging our charter on Sweet Escape. The boat was as beautiful as you said and the crew were incredibly personable, fun, knowledgeable and experienced. As you know we took many charters this year so I guess I can compare this charter to others. This crew was so professional. The meals were delicious and since Chef Ben sent our menus in advance it was stress free for me and so perfect for my family. He really tried to please our picky palates instead of trying to force elaborate dishes. Becca, Melanie and Nic make such an amazing team. I know they haven’t been together for long but they were awesome. The staterooms were immaculate, meal service was five star and they were just so nice and fun all day and all night. They all made our theme meals awesome. Dressing up was a blast. Partly due to the fact that they dressed up with us for every theme. Jordan and Rob were awesome with the boys. Always on hand to satisfy all of our kids' whims. Whether it was fishing, water slide, jet skiing, golf, beach games they were both so helpful getting everything ready to go plus they participated which made it all more fun. Truthfully, by the end of the charter, Rob always knew when I wanted to take out the paddleboard, even before I asked. Capt. Ben was great. He really planned the perfect itinerary for our family. He balanced the fishing with the beach perfect and always had our comfort in mind for long motoring periods. It was fun to celebrate his 40th birthday on our charter we were so happy to be included in the celebration. Can’t forget Big Al the engineer. We all know nothing goes without his expertise. Bravo Big Al!
From the luxurious staterooms, to shaded sunbeds, five star meals, hot tub and water toys just to name a few, Sweet Escape lives up to its name and more. Thanks so much for an unforgettable week.You couldn’t have been more right about this yacht for our family.
Charter on SWEET ESCAPE, in the Bahamas May 14
Hi Trina, We had such a terrific time. They are amazing hosts. Carla is a fantastic cook and really went out of her way to make certain she was cooking food we all would enjoy. Alex is a great host and certainly knew when to hit each spot when the crowds were about to disperse. He really knows his stuff! Alex's daughter Molly was the third crew member and so fantastic...especially for our kids.
We can't say enough about the quality of the trip and the attention to detail. We have so many wonderful memories and photos too. I think Alex is going to use some of the shots for their facebook page. Our kids caught two big fish one day and we managed to capture the haul on camera!! That shot alone is enough to entice any family with young children.
We'd love to do another trip with them on the Avalon. Failing that we are definitely going to use Charterworld for our next trip. We are already thinking of Turkey/Greece next Summer so if you are able to help us with that please let me know. Thanks again
Charter on AVALON, in the BVI Jun/Jul 14
Hi Nick, We really enjoyed Ptarmigan and the crew were hard working and most obliging. Special mention must be made about stewardess Sarah who never stopped and the chef Rod who cooked some fantastic food. Please convey our thanks for a wonderful holiday.
Charter on PTARMIGAN in Amalfi June 14
We are having a great time. Everything is wonderful. The boat is fantastic and Ivo and Antonia are great.
Charter on JANTAR in Croatia, June 14
Amanda, Life is grand! Felice and crew are the best. You can recommend them to the world without hesitation. We would like to take them home with us. We are now in Sorrento after visiting Prodcia and Ischia . Amalfi is next . Thanks for checking in.
Charter on SANTA LUCIA in Amalfi June 14
Was another fantastic trip and hated to get off... We love the crew and the boat! Only wish we could float around together year round.... Itinerary was also glorious.. Appreciate all..
Charter on M/Y OHANA, Sag Harbour to Newport area June 14
Hello Amanda, Thank you for your Email. We're having an amazing time and the crew is just perfect, nice, available and great with our children, the cook is more than gifted and the weather is nice too, so it seems to be the perfect cruise. Thank you.
Charter on KAMBOS BLUE, Greece June 2014
Best. Trip. Ever. You are awesome. I have never had better service in my life, and I’ve stayed in the world’s best resorts from china to India to Australia and throughout Europe, N America and S. America. As CMO of a 2 billion dollar software company that advises other companies on strategies for their customer experience and engagement, I can only say the world has lessons to learn from this crew. And yes, I am getting emotional after leaving! Thank you Amanda, you are the best.
Charter on Gulet WHY NOT, Turkey June 2014
Amanda - The boat is beautiful and the crew is wonderful. Our first few hours have been incredible and the helicopter Capt Einar arranged was a spectacular ride. Thank you for all of your help.
Charter on Motor Yacht PHILOSOPHY in Bergen, Norway June 2014
Amanda, these two are amazing!!! We could not be happier! We are already planning out next charter on FLOW! I'm serious!!!! Exceeds all expectations!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Charter on FLOW in the BIV's, Jun 2014
Hello Reia, Yes we had a wonderful trip despite the tough winds in the Cyclades. We loved the yacht, very comfortable and spacious (especially for 4 guests :)) We very much appreciated Captain Costas’ services and capabilities; We told him we believe he will one day be the skipper of a mega yacht.
Charter on Sailing Yacht SHOOTING STAR in Greece in May 2014
Amanda- Have been meaning to get back to you. We all had a great time with Mark and Nadine. The boat was in great shape and worked well through the whole trip. Nadine is a really good cook and kept us fat had happy. We had good weather for sailing and snorkeling – very little rain. The only recommendation I have is maybe another toy for the boat. They have a stand up surf board which was tough on the older folk (me). A little kayak would give a little more mobility at the anchorages. Overall, I would highly recommend the NANA and Mark and Nadine to future clients. Thanks for setting us up with such a nice couple and a great boat.
Charter on Catamaran NANA in the BVI's in May, 2014
Everything is fantastic Amanda. Shannon and Kerry are wonderful, food is great. Having a blast. We were sailing today...nice! VERY happy! Thank you!
From Guestbook on FANTASY ISALND: Just wanted to say an outstanding adventure this trip was!! I've traveled many places but this trip was top notch from beginning to end!! The Fantasy Island is an incredible catamaran that hosted 5 couples comfortably with our own bedrooms and baths as well as lots of room on bow and stern!! The trip was made not just by the beauty of the islands but from the best crew Kerri and Shannon!! There knowledge of sailing and the islands is to no end and the cuisine was well beyond our expectations the best meals on this trip were right on board Kerri you are an outstanding chef!! The activities are endless and the sailing and views one can only see from the ocean!! You guys rock!!! After a week with our gang we consider you 2 family!!! Thanks again for the best trip ever!!!
JT, Chartered FANTASY ISLAND in The BVI, May 14
Trina - I would like to give you a quick review of our charter. Of the five charters we have taken this was the best by far!!
The boat was in new condition and in fantastic shape. We never had an issue with a fresh water shortage and all the rooms had great AC if we wanted it. It was very roomy, particularly the main suite. Having a large area up top for sunning and a big table out back for meals. It was fast and was really smooth through the water. We loved the boat.
The crew was very good. There was a total of 5 crew members. A captain, first mate, steward, chef and a dive master. The chef was amazing. He was the boat owners son and was a 5 star chef. Everything he made was a treat. The food looked good, tasted good, and smelled good. The food was over top exceptional! The service was also fantastic. They anticipated our needs then exceeded them. Top notch!
Our dive master was extremely helpful with many things. He was very knowledgeable about local dive sties but also helped with filling in the local history and color. He made the us feel like locals.
We are seriously considering booking this boat again for next easter. Next time we would like to see their home waters off Cancun. Thanks for helping us have such an awesome vacation.
Charter on Motor Yacht FOREVER in Belize, April 2014
This was the best holiday ever! All the crew did a fantastic job and worked very well as a team. Many thanks for your help.
Charter on COLD GECKO in The Bahamas, Mar 14
Hi Trina, We are flying home and I wanted to let you know that we had THE most incredible trip. The crew of Maverick is the sweetest, kindest, most fun-loving, efficient, capable, attentive, thoughtful (shall I go on?), crew we could ever imagine. Everything was fabulous. We had lots of activities, lots of wonderful places to visit, wonderful food and cocktails. We lacked nothing. On day 2 we actually played with an remarkably friendly dolphin for nearly an hour and a half! It was amazing. We were all in the water.
Our videos with the dolphin are amazing. It was a once in a lifetime experience.
This was a phenomenal charter. The boat is beautiful, well-equipped and spacious. We are absolutely thrilled that this worked out. Thank you again for your help arranging all the details.
PF Chartered Catamaran MAVERICK in The Caribbean, Mar 14
Dear Trina, I just wanted to say the Aurora Crew was excellent - everything was perfect - Rich and Sam are the best crew we have ever chartered with by miles - Sam's cooking was brilliant every meal was over the top and excellent - We have travelled all over the world and I would rank this one as one of our best trips ever - I would highly recommend Rich and Sam and the Aurora - in fact if I were you, I would go out of my way to get your clients to charter with them.
BW Chartered AURORA 67 in The Caribbean, Mar 14
Dear Trina, Everything was excellent! Maverick is amazing, beautiful, well equiped and confortable. We specially enjoyed the water toys. The crew is great. They were very nice and patient with the kids. And we loved Maria's cooking. The itinerary was well planned and we would definetely recomend this trip to anyone. We are looking forward to repeat. Thank you!
GV Chartered MAVERICK 70 Catamaran in The Caribbean, Mar 14
Amanda, We had a wonderful time….. We truly enjoyed the trip and look forward to going out with them again. I wanted to let you know that Rob and Chad were nothing short of the best crew I have ever encountered. You could truly tell that they cared about the guests on board. They were very attentive to details and could almost anticipate my families requests before they were made. I would definitely recommend them. The boat was in perfect shape and one could tell that the crew maintained her at a very high level. Thanks for you help with this charter and your professionalism
RW Chartered COLD GECKO in The Bahamas, Dec/Jan 13
Amanda, We had a fantastic time on Alegria! The BVI is an incredible place. Nathan and Penny were outstanding. The food was excellent and it’s a big plus to have a dive master as your captain. They did everything possible to make sure our time onboard exceeded our expectations. On our next “sailing trip” to the BVI we would also consider using Alegria’s sister ship Alethea as we would like to explore the 70ft FP, but l’m not sure we would be able to resist being on-board Alegria with Nathan and Penny. Thanks
JHL Chartered ALEGRIA in the BVI, Caribbean, Jan 14
Hi Nick, Thank you again for all your help. With regard to Charterworld, we had a great time working with your company and with you, Nick. Our answers were always answered in a quick manner, they were very precise, and eased the stress of planning such a big trip.
You have linked the right professionals for us to have a great experience on this trip. You have eased our worries over signing a contract and transferring funds to an online company who we've never met in person, and made us comfortable going to a destination we did not know much about.
With regard to the Asteria crew -- we couldn't be happier. Especially the crew in the kitchen was amazing, they got along so well with our guests and we had a great time. The entire staff was very professional and managed to delight the guests during the entire length of the trip.
Martin was a wonderful expedition leader. He quickly understood the personalities of the guests on board, and was able to accommodate all needs. He had activities planned for those who wanted more adventure and those who wanted to take it easy. Everyone was very happy. We learned so much from Martin, and his professionalism in keeping us up to date of the weather, plans, ice conditions, etc. was much appreciated. We are positive we wouldn’t have gotten to see the nature and wildlife in this way if we were traveling with anyone else. Thank you so much again, and we hope to work again with you in the future.
Chartered ASTERIA in Antartica, December 2013
Dear Amanda, Home safe after great time in Virgin Islands, weather was excellent and so so relaxing as well. first la dolce vita was really excellent in every way, comfortable, well equipped and just a joy for sailing in BVI. The crew were exceptionally good, Capt Mark,owen, Amanda and Megan made our week in every way. Megan's cooking was five star, off shore eating does not compare. Highly recommend this team to anyone. Thanks for everything.
JP, Chartered La Dolce Vita (ex King-baby), Virgin Islands Caribbean, January 14
Amanda, it’s rare in life when you hit a home run, right. My wife and kids all agree this week was a home run. We had the best time on any trip we’ve ever been on. It was terrible to have to leave. I have chartered a number of boats in the past and have never been more impressed with the service and hospitality of this group of people. They were just magnificent. Combine that service with a quality well maintained product like Clarity and you can’t go wrong.
I cannot say one bad thing about our experience and would highly recommend you recommend this boat and her crew to any prospective clients. They won’t be disappointed. Thanks for all help and commitment to our experience.
MN, Chartered CLARITY, St Thomas, USVI, January 14
Hi Amanda – Thanks for following up. Yes the yacht and crew were fantastic all around. We were very happy. Thanks for your help.
JNC Chartered MUSTIQUE in the Caribbean in Jan 14
Hi Josh, Happy New Year! Boat and crew where extremely good. As you may know, there was a last minute change in the crew. The new Chef on Safara is now Daniela Mack from Austria. Although the two only met days before we arrived on the boat, they worked very well together and made every possible extra step they could. In all possible aspects they exceeded our expectations. Sailing, water sports, cooking,... The two are very interesting and open minded people. I hope they continue to work together, as they are planning to. Thanks as well for your support! We are looking forward to work again with you in the future. Best regards
DW Chartered SAFARA in the Caribbean in Jan 14
Hi Josh, Happy New Year! It was fabulous! The crew made our trip better than we could imagine. Alec was very professional (as was all the crew) and most accommodating. They all had a very fun spirit about them. The boat was lovely, perfect in size and decor. Although this was our first charter, we are guessing that the NEW STAR was probably a lighter weight vessel than most as the anchors did not seem to stabilize the swaying back and forth while in very calm waters. For the sake of curiosity, could this be correct? Again, we are rookies at this and that might have been perfectly normal. Truly, it just added more fun to our adventure. All in all it was perfect and we would give it a five out of five star rating!
JK Chartered NEW STAR in the Caribbean in Jan 14
Amanda, It was the holiday of a lifetime! The yacht, the crew, the food, the itinerary, the weather…simply everything was spectacular. It could not have gone any better. We had a wonderful time and I would NOT hesitate to recommend XO, Henrik and his team to anyone and I would be delighted to speak to anyone who was considering spending time on XO. Thank you for all you did for my family, guests and me.
Best, JR. chartered XO OF THE SEAS in the Caribbean in Jan 14
Dear Trina, I wanted to fully respond to your earlier question regarding how our charter on Lolalita went. Lolalita should be on the very top of your list for charters! To begin: Ernie, Megan and Jeff could not have been more gracious, helpful, imaginative and pleasant to be around. As you know we chartered with our three children ages; 25, 24 and 20. All of which have since commented on how much fun they had and how much they enjoyed being around the crew. Ernie's personality and sense of humor were pleasant and engaging to be around the entire trip. Megan was spectacular with all meals, each was a mini celebration! Megan's gentle personality mixed with broad understanding of the waters made for a wonderful combination. We requested healthy meals during our stay, she managed to not only make them healthy, but excited the gourmands in our family. Jeff's contributions were thoroughly enjoyed by my children and also by Linda and I. His attentiveness, knowledge and assistance during our many snorkeling adventures, as well as transportations for nightlife made the trip exciting.
The sailing was done in an expert manner, even given the myriad of questions we were asking while underway. The Lolalita herself is expertly maintained, warm and very comfortable. She is easy to get around on and smooth under sail. Thank you so much for steering me toward Lolalita! We would highly recommend them with out any reservations. Happy New Year!
Chartered LOLALITA in the Caribbean, Dec 13
Dear Trina, FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!! Everything was excellent. Thanks
FC, Chartered ULTIMATE LADY in Tahiti, Oct 13
Hi Josh, Let’s start with CharterWorld, I think this is the 3rd time I have used the company and everything went very well from my original enquiry to the choice of boat you recommended, no complaints job well done. The Sorana is not the sort of boat I would have gone for, a bit smaller than what I have used in the past and a lot less amenities however it worked out just fine for me and the wife. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who wants total relaxation and to while away the days. I was very sorry to leave. The Crew were the best we have ever had. The Captains knowledge of the areas we visited was outstanding and he found beaches and restaurant's to die for and looked after the boat and fed us constantly… and they both made a mean cocktail. All in all they made the trip what is was, outstanding in every way. Please pass my comments on to them and I’m sure we will be back with them again
Cheers KO, Chartered SORANA in the Caribbean, Oct 13
Hey Amanda, The boat was great the crew fantastic, weather good. Overall we had a great time. Thanks
Charter on M/Y KRYS KAR in Monaco, September 2013
Dear Josh, Just to let you know that the charter went beautifully. The Margaux is superb and the crew lovely. We had a gorgeous weather and we loved it. Thank you
Charter on MARGAUX in Corsica, September 2013
We had the most exciting time aboard TIGER. Everything was set according to our instructions, and even better. Both the Captain and his wife were very efficient and kind people and did their best to make us feel comfortable. She cooks very well and he was in absolute control of the ship and of the trip, taking us to the beautiful places according to the weather and sea conditions, sailing whenever possible. We hope to have the chance to sail Tiger again and to meet Captain Peter and his wife Jill.
Charter on TIGER (Oyster 63) in Corsica and Sardinia, August 2013
Hi Reia - We had the most amazing trip, Captain Bruce and his team were all fantastic and we could not fault a single thing. The genuine care and love that they show for our children and guests is superb. The food was delicious. We are so impressed with the recruitment of the team, each year when we think someone is leaving, the children and sometimes us, have a little tear but as soon as we meet the new replacement somehow they have always managed to recruit someone equally as good. Each member of the crew brings a different element to making the trip a success. Drey with his nature and bush skills, Dave with his calm teaching skills, Will with his energy and excitement, Adam with his giggling and spear fishing to name just a few, Chloe with her singing and as for the Captains parking skills….
Each year we say "this was the best trip ever" and we really mean it. They continually surprise us by going the extra mile with new and exciting activities each year. Survival skills on the beach, free diving lessons, windsurfing lessons, cricket on the beach the list is endless. Its always so sad to leave the JO bubble and go back to reality but with a smile on our faces from lots of happy memories. If you kindly pass on our congratulations to the owners for the new refurb and for employing the best boat crew ever and our thanks to Captain Bruce and his team for such a wonderful time of our lives trip!
Charter on M/Y JO in Croatia and the Greek Ionian Islands, July/Aug 2013
Our trip on Pegasus was implacable, everything was perfect. The staff were more than hospitable as they made sure that we were satisfied and happy. And when I say “happy” I mean it’s a vacation we will never forget. We will never forget the jokes that Graham and Alla used to say, the Arabic breakfast Alla prepared for us, the Virgin Mary (extra spicy) drink Graham prepared for us every single day. Definitely activities and games were the major thing we used to do - jet ski , kayak and all the other sports we did and for the first time I water skied We even had the chance to rent motor bikes, quad bikes, for the whole family and toke a tour around the island, an activity only available in Greece.
From Athens to Bodrum, we visited Greek and Turkish island. The captain specifically was very flexible, he didn’t mind changing the route of our trip at any time. It was very interesting to see the difference between the Greek and Turkish islands, very different but very similar at the same time.
Last but not least, the food, and I’m sure you know how important this to us. We found another excellent chef. And for the chef I say “Thanks for all the meals you prepared”.
We call this trip “family bonding trip” and it’s very important that all the family members enjoy the trip, and spend quality time together. Being in Pegasus gave us the opportunity to concentrate on one thing, how to make the best of the trip and how to enjoy our time. Thanks to everyone.
Charter on PEGASUS, 52m Feadship in August, 2013
Hi Amanda, Home from a fantastic cruise through several Greek islands albeit on plan B due to weather conditions. Our first time experience was exceptional from boat,crew, islands visited, service and especially the food which exceeded our expectations. The arrangements for P birthday were wonderful. Based on this experience we will certainly do it again. Thankyou and best wishes,
Charterered IRIS, Greece Aug 13
I just wanted to express our sincere gratitude for the graciousness and hospitality shown to our family by tomislav and mattea! They were so kind to our kids and made us all feel so welcome.....from showing us beautiful places to swim to directing us to lovely restaurants, and of course, all our delicious breakfasts and lunches onboard, Mattea and Tomo were both wonderful! We had very high expectations and we were not disappointed! I hope they know how happy they made us! Our trip was delightful and Dalmatia is indeed beautiful.
Chartered REJ, Croatia Aug 13
What an absolutely fabulous time for our entire family. Each port and bay will give us special memories of our time there. Our first snorkel to see a turtle & beautiful fish was amazing & you could tell when you heard the girls scream and talk through their snorkels.
The wonderful water sports ~ with all of us able to paddle board, kayak, intertube, wake board & water ski - it was so much fun & all the girls screaming was the best!
Dave, thank you for being so easy going with whatever we wanted to do, whenever we wanted to do it. The laughs and photo's are great, including the moments of "bababa" and "you can do it". Thank you Desiree for being such an amazing spirit and wonderful cook. The food was absolutely great - we enjoyed it ALL. Thank you both for all our cocktail hours, with special drinks for the girls and us. It is so great how you both were with the girls - they had a great time and truly enjoyed themselves and I think felt at home on the boat. The diving was wonderful from the Indians, to the Rhone and ending with the girls first night dive - with all the great rays. I will also not forget paddling with the dolphins and all jumping off the front of the boat. You both are wonderful people and the trip couldn't have been any better. It was the best!
Chartered Catamaran QUEST, in the BVI, Aug 13
Hi Amanda, We had the most amazing vacation and I can only send my highest compliments on the boat, crew, and itinerary. If there is any way to get a message to the owner we would like him to know what a fabulous crew he has on board. The entire crew made us comfortable at every moment and really made huge efforts to make every day perfect!
Zach is a very talented chef and we enjoyed all of his meals and snacks. Salome made sure we were comfortable at every minute. Adrian and Alex were amazing at keeping the boat running and every detail organized. We were so impressed at how above and beyond this crew went on our MeMe vacation. We wish all if them the very best in the future as they are all so professional and talented at what they do!
And lastly I have to thank you for helping us arrange a vacation of a lifetime! From every minor detail you guided us in such a kind and fun way! We look forward to working together in the future and are already talking about where to go next year!
Chartered MEME, South of France, Jul/Aug 13
Hi Nick, Yes, everything was fine and we had a great week. The yacht was in great shape (despite its age) and the crew were really helpful and accommodating. We’ll probably do the same next year.
Chartered SEA DREAM, South of France, Jul/Aug 13
Hi Amanda, Our time on Isabella really could not have been better. Vince, Nick and Patty were very professional, every one of them so great at what they do. (Cathy was also on board but was mostly in the kitchen and we didn't see much of her. I believe she was in training. She was super nice too). Really appreciated their focus on safety with the kids on board. They all had a great sense of when to disappear and when to hang out and chat with us, or when to start making cocktails! The food was always great.
The yacht is very comfortable and would certainly be comfortable with several more on board. There are definitely several spots to go for privacy for everyone - especially in good weather. Everything was clean, new, well-maintained. Our rooms were miraculously cleaned and put back together everyday sometime between breakfast and lunch!
Desolation sound is just a gem. Especially being from the Northwest, it's just amazing to be so far north and have such warm water! In spots it was 77 degrees. in Seattle, Puget Sound is around 58 degrees! So almost everyday was about getting the toys ready for water play. My cousins boat was always nearby, so that made it even more fun being able to paddle board or tender back and forth, and getting multiple kids on the towing toy. Loved Pendrell Sound, warmest water of all. Also Prideaux Haven, just an surreally beautiful cove and we did a hike up to a warm lake there. Actually, we never made it to the Lake cause the kids were getting eaten by mosquitos. But next time I'm bringing bug spray and going all the way. There are actually many places in Desolation to hike to warm lakes. So many beautiful spots. Dent Island was also a great destination - cold water, but great fishing and also an exciting tour to take on a jet boat through the rapids. More eagles in one place than I'm sure I'll ever see again. They just perch in the trees and dive down at their leisure for a fish. There you can have a nice dinner at the restaurant - it's sort of a luxe/rustic little resort.
Desolation isn't for those wanting a lot of on shore activities. There aren't any! Except for the walks to lakes, or visits to general stores dotted around. It's about enjoying the water temp, water activities and scenery, and maybe the company of those on other boats anchored near you.
Chartered ISABELLA in the Pacific North West, July 13
Dear Nicolas, Thank you for the yacht - all guests & I have only positive emotions! About the team 5+, the best team, that I have had. Food - was excellent. When we arrived to Rome - everybody was unhappy that the trip was finished so fast. Next year we are planning to repeat our trip on the different route. Thank you!
Chartered XO OF THE SEAS in Italy July 13
Dear Trina, Our family spent a fantastic week on Olga!!! Our itinerary – Saint Marteen, Saint Barth and Anguilla – was so perfect that we will do it again and again. Olga’s spaces are confortable and beautiful (the photos in the brochure do not reflect the beauty of the interior of the yacht).
We were concerned regarding our two grandsons – one 2 years old and the other with 5 – but the trip for them was also perfect. They had a special treatment - their meals were different, served before ours. The crew, because of the kids, decided to prepare a pirate party. They decorated the yacht with pirate theme – guns, swords, jewelry, skulls etc. - they dressed up as pirates and the kids (and us) just loved it.
The crew provided with a lot of outdoors activities, including a lunch in the beach – a paella – prepared by Captain Bernard. Lunch and dinner were a special event!! Sara decorated the table every time beyond our expectations and chef Phillipe prepared the best food ever. Jiwani (Gi) anticipated all our needs and because of the small kids, that spent several time in the master bedroom watching movies. She would rearrange the bed several times a day. Sara and Gi made our stay very pleasant and nice. Cynthia and David were responsible for our activities on shore. Toys in the beach for the kids, snorkeling gears for the olders, umbrellas and cold beverage for the oldest. In summary we loved the trip, we will miss Captain Bernard, Chef Phillipe, Sara, Jiwan, Cinthia and David
Chartered OLGA in the Caribbean, July 13
Josh - [It was] outstanding. Your telling us that you knew the captain and that he was great carried the day. And Marc was great. The boat was good but the crew made it a total delight. Great all around. Alison was a super steward and chef. Also your support and communication and the care and attention that you put in made a huge difference. The owner should be very happy to have you representing them. Thank you so much!
Charter on JR in Corsica in July 2013
Dear Amanda: I wanted to thank you for all your help and attentiveness in organizing this wonderful trip for me.. The trip was lovely and for me very special to have had my family together. WE ALL enjoyed it very much, so much that my grandchildren would like to repeat it every year!!!!!!!!!!! The boats were great, very spacious and comfortable. The captains and cooks were very pleasant and helpful. I had Gareth and Sara on Bliss. Sara was an excellent cook and always helpful with the different types of food she had to make. Gareth is an excellent captain, he was most helpful with me, especially getting in and out of the boat, also with my children and the grandchildren and always tried to please us. We did a lot of sailing, which is what I wanted...he also took the children tubbing, water skiing and snorkeling. I certaily thank them for their hospitality and kindness.
Peter and Debbie of Secret Oasis were also wonderful and most helpful, he a good captain and she an excellent cook, which the children enjoyed. I went over twice to eat with the grandchildren, once for dinner and once for lunch, and she cooked extra some wonderful meals for me. She also arranged the dinner for my birthday at a wonderful and very beautiful hotel-restaurant, and was very special with some details for my birthday, for which I thank her. Peter took great care of the children and had them under control. Also pleased them with tubbing and water-skiing.
All in all it was a wonderful vacation with rather good weather, except for one day, but didn't bother us too much, with lovely sailing, lovely beaches and places of interest (which were well planned by both captains), snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, water skiing, tubing, wind surfing, etc. which we ALL enjoyed. I very much thank everyone involved in making it so special.
Tandem charter on BLISS and SECRET OASIS in the Caribbean.
Hi Trina - just wanted to let you know the trip was spectacular. The crew was amazing (especially kylie and her girls), the food was above expectation, the watersports area and crew were great and couldn't ask for a better captain then George. Truly, I have nothing negative to say at all - it was an amazing yacht with an amazing crew!
Chartered ANASTASIA in France
Dear Josh, thank you for your interest. FATHOM is fine! Very comfortable and she has a lot space outside . The crew is also very professional and friendly. We are happy with this charter.
Charter on FATHOM in South of France in July 2013
Dear Nicolas, - Once again, many thanks for arranging this charter. For the boat - great in terms of overall layout - spacious rooms in brand new condition. Lots of space to move around and plenty of space for 10 passengers. Also good space on the deck - especially on the triboard which is well protected from the sun - we spent a lot of time there. Technically in very good condition - great ventilation and stabilisers. No smell of diesel whatsoever - engine room well pressurised and in immaculate condition. Boat was very stable throughout and not noisy during the night passages.
Lots of toys on board - all brand new. They will have their own seabobs next yeat (very popular toy for us and especially the kids). Great idea with the slide from the top deck..
The crew definitely made this a fantastic journey - it will be hard to find better. Great service - discreet and nice without being invasive. Always new decorative touches during lunch and dinner. Candles in the evening. We were pleasently surprised because they had a lot of initiative in that sense. Unpacked our bags and hung everything in a tidy manner. Beds always prepared twice a day. Crew very helpful with the toys - we were very demanding in that sense since we wanted everything prepared for the morning - and we required a lot of stuff to be prepared and in the water. Chef is great - always fresh food and great recepies - this boat deserves to be qualified as a michelin star restaurant. Great breakfast and amazing desserts. So overall - great experience.
We would also like to thank you for organising the charter and the embarkment which was very efficient and stress free. I realise that you had to coordinate a lot of things at the last minute. We will be getting in touch with you for our future charters.
Charter on AUSTRALIS around Naples & Amalfi, July 2013
Dear Josh - Thanks a lot for your interest in the charter. It was a great success and we were happy during the whole week. The crew is entirely reliable and efficient. The boat is beautiful with great cabins and deckspace, and it is in a very good shape. We really intend to repeat the charter next year! All was really fine and I am grateful for your efforts.
Charter on JAUNI in Sicily, July 2013
Hi Trina - We have had a fantastic time, one all the family will never forget, what an experience. The crew were fantastic and we all had a lot of laughs. The food was superb and something to remember. The captain, Stanley, is a very capable skipper and Miss Kulani functioned very well, she suited our family perfectly. We would not hesitate to recommend that charter boat and crew to any prospective charterer. Also thank you for your excellent service in looking after us, very much appreciated.
Charter on MISS KULANI in Tahiti July 2013
Hi Amanda - We had a wonderful time on Jaco. The yacht was in good condition and the pictures provided beforehand were a fair representation. Michelangelo was a great captain. We really enjoyed hanging out with him, as he was friendly, trustworthy and willing to do whatever we needed to ensure an enjoyable trip. I would highly recommend him to others. Francesco was also very friendly...He was very hard working and an incredible chef. Our best meals might have been what we had on the boat versus at the restaurants. They are a great team and really made us feel at home on the boat.
RW, Chartered JACO, July 13 in Italy.
Reia, we had a wonderful charter. The Captain and his crew were excellent. Very kind, flexible and happy. Charter on SEVEN SINS in Croatia, July 2013
Hi Reia - All is going absolutely great! Amazing crew, beautiful layout of the boat and a great chef! The kids are having a great time and so are the adults! Overall this experience is the best we’ve had up until now. It's a pleasure working with you!
Charter on DENIKI, July 2013
Dear Josh, - We'd like to confirm that our Expedition had a great success!!!!! Everybody from our big family is really happy of our norwegian experience! And norwegian weather! Thanks to the crew of Hanse Explorer who made the trip so successful!!!!! The Captain made an excellent job on board! And plus we got two fantastic guides Richard and Petter. We personally really appreciate their help and care for everyone. Thanks to the crew of LAIKA as well. They were very kind....Thank you for your help with organizing our holidays. And hope to have a chance to contact you in the future. Warmest regards.
SK, Chartered HANSE EXPLORER and LAIKA, July 13 in Norway.
Hi Reia - We have just had our first wonderful day and then night in Poros which was simply stunning! Everything onboard is fantastic, the boat is perfect for our family and the crew sensational! We will be 20kg heavier by the time we finish as the chef indulged us with delicious meals for lunch, dinner and breakfast.
Charter on EFI in Greece, July 2013
Amanda, - We had an amazing time, the crew couldn't have been any more professional and friendly. We all feel as if we have 4 new friends now. Thank you for everything!!! I would recommend that crew to anyone.
JD, Chartered TIGERS, June 13 in the Bahamas.
Hi Reia - We had a fabulous time in Greece and the crew and boat were great and very accommodating. The chef was fabulous and we ate everything he prepared! The head girl Iota was absolutely fantastic and took excellent care of us and taught us a bit about the Greek culture and all. The rest of the crew was great as well, a bit shy in the beginning (perhaps they are not so confident with their English) but on the second day everyone warmed up and we felt at home!
Charter on ENDLESS SUMMER in Greece, June 2013
HI Barbara – We have returned from the French Riviera and had a GREAT time - everything went without a hitch, and even the weather behaved well! We were delighted about the yacht and felt very confident with the captain. The crew were all very professional and discreet as requested. The food and beverages onboard were all excellent. I will also take the opportunity to thank you for your outstanding service during the planning. I feel confident that what was agreed was followed through – and the positive outcome confirms this. So…the conclusion is that we for sure can recommend CHARTERWORLD as well as the yacht.
Charter on Sailing Yacht XNOI on the French Riviera in June, 2013
Hi Barbara - The sailing holiday was great. We especially enjoyed the food. Roberto is a great cook and Stefano the captain was very nice and helpful as well. The crew and overall experience was perfect!
Charter on MIAPLACIDUS around Naples & Amalfi, June 2013
Hi Amanda - We did have an epic trip that will provide wonderful memories to all the Family for many, many years.... First and foremost, the entire crew, led by Captain John was spectacular to be around... They fully understood the "family dynamics" (having a 7 year old up to an 83 year old) well and catered to all perfectly... They are a absolutely delightful and experienced team of professionals that went above and beyond to make sure we all had a fantastic experience... Sara would love to have any of the "guys" as Manny's as well. They were so good with the two boys. In addition, Alice may be the best Chef on any yacht! Sara and I have been lucky enough to taste food from the best restaurants and chefs in the world, and Alice is at the top... I am not kidding or being gratuitous.. She is worth her weight in gold, not to mention being a lovely person...
The boat was also extremely comfortable and we enjoyed all the toys... We even contributed to dinner a couple of nights through Beck's fishing with a couple of Mahi Mahi, some Snapper and even a Lobster...The weather also turned out to be "goldilocks like", not too cold and not too hot! All in all very pleasant. We also all fell in love with the Exumas.... For Sara and me, the second time. This will not be our last time on the Ohana....Appreciate all your efforts on our behalf!
CA, Chartered OHANA 154ft, in the Bahamas, June 13
Everything was great!! Terry and Ruth went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect. We ate off the boat one night and we all agreed Ruth's cooking was much better, that didn't happen again. Our whole experience was 5 star and that includes the way you handled everything, we can't thank you enough for encouraging us to use terry and Ruth. Thanks again for all you did,!
KS, Chartered Catamaran ReAction, in BVI, June 13
Amanda - We are having a spectacular time and all is going perfectly. Adam has already done back flips off the boat noting that the water is refreshing. So we will all need to follow suit tomorrow. Our crew is wonderful and Silvestro is truly a master chef. Amazingly fresh, delectable meals. And beyond the stellar sea bass sashimi, we rated his tiramisu as one of the finest we have enjoyed. Silvestro, Silvia and Emanuela worked tirelessly to make our trip so enjoyable. We really appreciated all of their efforts, demeanors, and amazing food. Sense was a perfect boat for our family as well.
S, Chartered SENSE, in the West Med, June 13
JM, Chartered SOON COME, in BVI, June 13
Hello Amanda, Thank you. The experience was unparalleled. Carlos and Maribel were amazing. It was the trip of a lifetime. They would be first on my list of any recommendations for this type of holiday.... We want to thank you so very much for allowing us to have the most wonderful vacation aboard the Sea Chateau. This is a vacation we will always remember and we feel so fortunate that we found you. Carlos, your knowledge, expertise and pleasant attitude is just the best...And Maribel, what can I say... You're the best chef in the whole world!! It will be hard to go back to the real world! Thank you!
DL, Chartered SEA CHATEAU in the BVI, April 13
Dear Josh, Sorry for the delay in my reply. We had a lovely holiday and definitely will remember it for many years to come. The staff were all amazing, and cannot fault them in any way. The food was delicious and Jim tried his up most to please all tastes. Thanks again. Best Wishes.
JH. Chartered GOOD TIMES in Bahamas, April 13.
Dear Josh, Hope you are well, though I guess (assuming you are currently in the UK) that you are not having anywhere near as good as time as we are, on board Zingara and hitting 29 degrees every day in the BVI!! Just wanted to let you know that I have today processed a payment for the gratuity for our trip. Chad, Wendy, Cody and Sam have made the experience on Zingara so far just brilliant - they have worked very hard and their attitude is faultless - such that we think they really deserve the gratuity.
SP, Chartered ZINGARA in BVI, April 13.
Hi Reia, Sorry for the slow reply. Adjusting back to the real world has been difficult! Very hard to do the crew and the boat justice – they were absolutely knock-out sensational. We all had the best holiday we have ever been on. Really full-marks to the crew who were just amazing. Thanks for all your help in arranging the trip!
HG, Chartered RAJA LAUT in Myanmar, March 13.
Hi Nick, We had a wonderful time thanks. Everything worked clockwork and we were very sad to leave at the end. The crew were so friendly and helpful and the food really good. Great diving as well. So very pleased indeed and we’ll be back for more I’m sure. Thanks again for all your help in making our holiday so memorable. Cheers
DF. Chartered HONORS LEGACY in the Maldives, March 13.
Dear Nick, Thanks for the note. I would rate Scarena very highly indeed. I think it was our favourite charter so far... out of the 14 or so we have had before. The crew were fabulous and the boat perfect for us.... not too luxurious but just the right balance of luxury and practicality you seek in a proper sailing holiday. I would definitely charter her again.
CH, Chartered SCARENA in St Vincent, March 13.
Dear Amanda, We had a great time and I think all aboard were very happy with the trip. We stayed the first night at White Bay on Jost and since the weather was not so good that night we moved around and stayed in Great Harbor. All meals were aboard and the cooking and menus were awesome. Captain Jeff had some great sea stories and the Mate Linda was very sweet and charming. The idea of not worrying about anchoring and where to overnight worked out well. Big thumbs up for the trip.
OG, chartered GRAND OASIS in BVI, April 13.
Hi Amanda, First, we had an outstanding trip. Our crew could not have been better. Denis was technically an exceptional captain and we always felt safe. Prior to the trip he was very accessible which made us feel more comfortable. He was always willing to make changes in the schedule to meet something we wanted to do. He was thrilled to be chasing humpback whales in the run between St. Bart's and Nevis. As the cruise continued I think we got to know him personally and had some very meaningful evening discussions.
Melissa the chef and Erin the first mate were also excellent. Mel's meals were creative and delicious. She obviously had reviewed our desires and her provisioning was great. She is also a strong sailer and dinghy captain. While at first I felt having a crew of 3 was going to be a little overkill, Erin was great and a strong knowledgeable sailor. Both ladies were very professional, hardworking, and lots of fun to be with on the cruise. The yacht itself met our expectations and was very clean and comfortable….All in all we had a great trip and are already thinking about next year. Thanks for all your help.
DH, Chartered catamaran MOONSTONE, in the Caribbean, Mar 13
We have spent most of our time since our return home on Friday reflecting upon the unbelievable week we spent cruising the BVIs aboard S/Y Nutmeg. The beautiful bays, the turquoise water, the white sandy beaches, the coral, the fish, and the sunsets were all so magnificent. But, to have enjoyed this extraordinary natural beauty aboard Nutmeg was both a treat and a privilege. She is a beautiful and high quality yacht, solidly built, supremely comfortable above and below decks, and – perhaps most importantly – very well maintained. At the end of the day, however, a boat is just fiberglass, wood, plexiglass, engines, electronics, and other systems. It is the Captain and the First Mate who transformed our charter into a dream vacation.
Paul’s, professionalism and seamanship skills were evident from the moment we left the dock at Village Cay to the moment we returned a week later. It was a pleasure to watch the calm and steady way he moved around the boat, handled lines, and controlled most aspects of Nutmeg’s operation. His local knowledge enabled us to enjoy a perfect itinerary which included just about each destination we had hoped to visit, yet we never felt rushed or concerned about where we would spend the night. It was also an absolute pleasure to discuss many aspects of boats and sailing while under way.
Ginette was the perfect First Mate. Her genuine warmth encompassed the entire family from the moment we stepped aboard. Her culinary skills are truly second-to-none. The whole family LOVED each and every meal. While we had provided her with some direction prior to the charter, we could not believe how she tailored each dish to everyone’s particular tastes. Ginette’s attention to detail and special “touches” were also extraordinary. I smile every time I think of Nicole’s little stuffed dog (Bluebell) sitting atop the pillow in her cabin after she made her bed.
In short, Paul and Ginette make an outstanding team who anticipate each other’s moves and I was amazed at how they communicated without even needing to speak some of the time! They also have an unusual talent in that they quickly figured out what makes each member of our family “tick” and catered perfectly to everyone’s wishes. In addition to providing us with an extraordinary charter experience, it was also a pleasure to get to know both of them. This was a vacation that we will never forget for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much for everything that you did for helping create such wonderful memories. With our warmest regards,
R&RP, Chartered Catamaran NUTMEG, in BVI’s Mar 13
Hi Trina, We had a terrific time! That yacht is in great shape, the crew is wonderful with kids, and with adults! I give them very high marks.
JQ, Chartered motor yacht OLGA in USVI in Mar 13
Trina, Everything was just wonderful !!! The Yacht was great, the crew was awesome, the food was a little too good with everyone gaining an average of 3.5 pounds!! We got much needed family time and R&R. And you did a nice job yourself putting all of this together at the last minute for us. Nice Job!! We will do this again! Thank you for all of your help.
TW, Chartered Cat BLISS in the BVI'S, Mar 13
Dear Amanda, This was one of the best charters and Crews we ever had! What a wonderful experience and trip! Rico the Chef was a magician in the kitchen and mesmerized us all with not just delicious dishes but also magnificent presentation that was like art on the plates. We couldn't wait from one meal to another to hear what delicacies he had prepared. He has a particular ritual of coming out to greet the guests at the table at every meal, describing the specific culinary creation they will be tasting; That considerably adds to the experience, particularly as Rico speaks with such passion and charm. He creatively whipped up dishes that were specific to each guests requirement, with ease and smile on his face. He was also happy to spend time and share some of his secrets with us which is so unusual and greatly appreciated ! He was a true treat and so wonderful!
Maria was best we have ever had!! She was there to serve anything anytime, anywhere, with a huge smile, heart, warmth and so eager to please that I truly don't remember ever feeling so pampered. She would memorize what each guest liked and would serve it before you had a chance to even think about it....quite remarkable! Mike and Chris were great as well happy to please us and fulfill any of our requests with a smile! They were all fantastic and we would not replace them with anyone! Thank you for such wonderful Charter! We would repeat it anytime
DM, Chartered LADY SHARON GALE in St. Maarten, March 2013
Hi Amanda, We are settling back in 28 degree (Fahrenheit!!) weather and wishing we were still aboard Banyan! The trip was FANTASTIC - the crew EXCEPTIONAL, the yacht was amazing and we loved the destination. It was absolutely perfect. Thank you for all your help and we can't wait to do it again!!
Best,BG and family, chartered BANYAN in the Exumas
It was a wonderful trip it's so beautiful the family had a great time! The crew and the boat was awesome. Definitely would recommend booking them. You can be very active or lazy, from activities to our meals and service very good! In going to send you some pics.
H Family, chartered PRIMETIME in the Exumas, Mar 13
Hi Trina. We had a FABULOUS time. Truly, a memorable and completely enjoyable experience. The kids will probably always remember the trip. Terry and Ruth were fantastic. They gave us our alone time, but were terrific hosts at the same time. Ruth's cooking was BEYOND -- my kids are still talking about it. Really great. And Terry was so energetic and up for anything, and ensured that the kids had a really wonderful time. Overall, a total win. Thank you for everything. We will definitely be recommending ReAction and the Ross team!
A.N, Chartered Catamaran ReActionin BVI, Mar 13
Dear Sally, The trip was out of this world! We all had a great time and it was really an adventure. I cant wait to do it again sometime in the future. The crew were all professional and the food was undeniably better than any restaurant we went to in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Thanks for setting the charter up for us.
CT, Chartered CATBIRD in Puerto Rico, Feb 13
Hi Amanda, Crew were great…chef was the best I’ve ever experienced…boat was good and in good shape…
ER - Chartered Lady Sharon Gale in BVI, Mar 13
Hi Trina. The charter was great. The boat is terrific (I've always been partial to Swans) -- it's in great shape and generally very well equipped. We got in some very nice sailing.
And I can't say enough good things about the crew. I didn't realize that we would be Jeremy's first charter as captain -- it was clear at the outset that he was a bit nervous, but he settled in as the charter progressed and we all had a great time. Claudia is about the best on-board chef I have encountered, and she, Jeremy, and Afric (mate) are all such lovely people and enjoy each other's company so much, that it really added to the week. I am hoping to sail with them again.
In fact, I discussed this boat's schedule with Jeremy and am thinking about chartering it again when they are in Mexico, either later this spring or in the fall. I will be in touch with you once I get a sense from Jeremy whether they will be in La Paz early enough for us to catch them before we get too busy and the weather gets too hot. Thanks again for all of your help with this, especially in light of the last minute nature of the trip. It's really hard to see how it could have gone better.
A.R, Chartered Clevelander, Jan/Feb 2013 in the Caribbean
It is Monday morning and we are just waking up from traveling home. We got off the yacht on Saturday and spent the night in San Juan. I was very pleased with the crew. This was my 5th charter within the last 13 months and by far the best crew. They all had great personalities, and worked very well together. John was a very accommodating captain. I felt like everything happened very smoothly and with precision. I would highly recommend this crew and yacht. Maria was amazing with food, the boat was always very clean, overall a great experience. Would go again. Thanks,
R & L. G - Chartered DAMRAK, St Martin, Jan 2013.
There are no words to express how wonderful everything was. To begin, the crew was adorable. They were very discreet, which is very important, they were not often seen. Very polite and proper, but the best was their desire to please. The comfort of the boat was amazing. I have chartered many times and had never seen such spacious bathrooms. I loved it, closets and everything. There is different spaces to be in and people can relax alone which is most necessary. The only thing I would criticise is that there is no good area to sun bathe, the upper part with the spa pool is not very practical, but other than that everything was amazing. It was an amazing vacation and I thank you for that because you had a lot to do with it. We are both very grateful for all that you did. We shall be in touch for sure.
A & G.A Chartered EL JEFE in St. Thomas, Dec / Jan 13
Trina, The entire trip could not have been better. I would like you to forward my thanks to the owner for having chosen such a wonderful crew and a great vessel. Although Mary was a last minute fill-in as chef, she was magnificent. They made my entire party feel so welcome and could not have been nicer. The weather was challenging at times, but Andy did everything he could to make sure we were somewhere enjoyable, yet safe. I am sure that we will do another trip like this in a couple of years. We even talked about trying the Amalfi Coast in the Spring of 2015. Feel free to send me some info on any yacht’s that you work with that would work for a group like mine in that venue. All the best!
T.R Chartered SEAS THE MOMENT in St Thomas, Jan 13
Hi Amanda, Hope you had a Happy New Year! We got home last night and had a wonderful time. The boat itself was great! Gunnar and Meghan did a great job. Meghan is a great cook and has a lovely manner about her. Gunnar was a Captain! very nice and eager to please. we all felt very safe with him. They were both also a lot of fun. We covered 8 islands in eight days so we were active. We did have Christmas winds but we got use to it. All said we had awesome time on Destiny and we would definitely book them again. Thanks for all your help.
M.B Chartered DESTINY Jan 13 in Grenada, Caribbean.
Hi Amanda, Happy New Year!! Our holiday was wonderful! Allen and everyone on Hye Seas was fantastic....we definitely got spoiled. The diving was good not the best we have had but the islands were lovely and weather great as well. I think Hye Seas is a great size boat for 2 couples, very comfortable and gets around pretty quick too.
Allen was so much fun and the crew really fulfilled everything we asked for on preference sheet. Allen was also very open to any changes we wanted to make or the weather dictated. I would recommend the whole package to anyone and feel very confident they would not be disappointed.
You were also so great to work with as I looked backed on our e mails, we really put this great trip together in a flash! I hope we can work together in the future. Thank you again and I hope 2013 is a smooth sailing year for all!! Let's keep in touch.
SR. Chartered HYE SEAS in Jan 13, Phuket, Thailand.
Hi Trina, We had a wonderful trip! 42, was well maintained, clean and a perfect size for our family! The crew was professional and accommodating to every one of our needs. We were very relaxed and loved the slow pace that we had requested. Our son, home from college, slept for 3 days...it seemed. The food was delicious, the kids had expressed a concern of there not being enough food before we left home (three teen boys eat constantly) but Ruth kept us fully satisfied at all times. Our family had a wonderful "family" vacation and we would love to go back some day. Thank you for all your help. Sincerely,
S.T Chartered Catamaran 42 The Meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything Else in the Virgin islands, Caribbean, Jan 13
Hi Amanda, Happy New Year! We had an absolute amazing time. The captain and crew were amazing :) We will definitely love to jump back on Victoria del Mar again. Thanks for checking in! Best,
M.P Chartered Victoria Del Mar in the Bahamans Jan 13
Hi Amanda, Our trip on the FLIP FLOP was beyond any expectations! We had the most fantastic time. The boat was perfect and very comfortable for the whole family. Our every need was attended to and the crew were skilled, charming and fun to hang with! We had wonderful dives, all learned to paddle board (one of the high lights) and used all the toys. Ashley's food was exactly to our tastes.... light, fresh, delicious! The only hard part was coming home! and we really hope to be able to do a vacation like this again. Thanks for all you help. Best,
RM - Chartered Catamaran FLIP FLOP in December 2012 in the BVI.
Hi Amanda, We had a really great time. Nice yacht, tremendous crew!
S.B Chartered motor yacht LIONSHARE, Dec 12 in St Martin
To the crew of Freedom, It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I am writing this thank you note and recommendation.
First the thank you. On behalf of (all of us) we want to thank you for giving us the best vacation ever. Without a doubt your kindness, hospitality, helpfulness and great cooking, made this an always enjoyable, relaxing and carefree holiday like no other.
For those considering chartering a boat for a holiday, I can say that it is incomparable to any experience you will have at a hotel/resort. It is fun, adventurous, relaxing and beautiful all at the same time. However, the experience is highly dependent on the crew. We have friends who did not have the same experience as we did because of their crew, which is why I am writing this letter, to make it easier to assess the team running Freedom.
Fredrick (Captain), his wife Barbie, and brother Len made this trip very special. The team made sure that everyone was well looked after, comfortable, well fed and always happy about everything, whether it be excursions to shore, restaurant choices, activities (scuba diving, snorkeling or just hanging out) or sharing their knowledge about the region. The food Barbie (and Fredrick – don’t miss his amazing French toast) prepared was wonderful. Cocktails were great (Len went to great lengths to find a drink that matched our perfect idea of a tropical fruit mix – ask for a Hummingbird) and the sailing was fun. Whatever we seemed to want the crew was excited to make happen.
We were traveling with our son (13) and daughter (16) with school roommate. In addition we had four more of our daughters friends join us for New Year’s eve. We usually travel to 5 star hotels and have been to many places around the world. This is not the same – just better and more exciting. All of us, at the end of the trip and without hesitation, declared this the best vacation we have ever been on. - Sincerely,
M.M Chartered Catamaran Freedom USVI, Dec / Jan 13
We had a fabulous vacation! Aubrey and Perrine were a perfect match for our family. They were easy going, took us to some great spots, fed us with fabulous food and took care of all of our needs. Thanks for all your help with arrangements. My best,
A.R Chartered catamaran Naej, BVI Dec 12
Hi Amanda We had a fabulous time. Arno and Petra were terrific. They really accommodated all of our needs/interests…. The food was really great - Petra is a great cook, and as you know, Arno has a keen hand for baking bread. I would definitely recommend Obsession for others interested in cruising in this area. The boat is very comfortable and really has the perfect layout, with lots of outdoor space - both covered and exposed to the sun - so you can have what you want. The rooms were all comfortable, with plenty of space for storing clothing/luggage, and the bathrooms were very nice/comfortable as well. My brother had plenty of opportunity to fish and the rest of us had lots of swimming/snorkeling time. All in all, a great trip. My mother was/is very glad we did it. Thanks for your help throughout the process!
R.L chartered MY OBSESSION in the Caribbean Virgin Islands in Dec 2012
Dear Reia- I wanted to write to you about our last charter on "IMPULSE". It was even better then last time!! Tim, Yollande and Bernadette did an exceptional job and we felt among friends who took care of us in an unbelievable wonderful way. Time was flying much too fast and 4 days is definitely not enough and everybody felt somehow sad when we left.
Yollande again did her "cooking magic" and created wonderful meals we still talk about and she also created for me an amazing "pre-birthday-dinner". Bernadette as always took excellent care of us in her friendly and lovely way, always with a charming smile. Tim attentive and helpful as always made sure that we had the prime-spot in St. Tropez port.
For my sister it was the first yacht charter and she only said .... "a dream became true". She was overwhelmed by the care and friendliness shown by the crew. We had a wonderful time on board ..... "We will be BACK" :-)
A.B chartered MY IMPULSE, Sunseeker 90 on the Cote D'Azur, Sept 2012
The following comments are excerpts from a 2 page testimonial from DM who chartered Serenity 86 in Sept 2012. Please contact our CharterWorld consultants to read the full 2 page feedback.
We have just returned from our two week charter of "Serenity 86". The trip could not have been more perfect and all aspects of the charter exceeded our expectations…The boat is meticulously maintained. The bright & varnish work look as if they were finished yesterday. The decks are as smooth as silk without blemish…The condition of the interior cabins, heads, showers are all essentially brand new. Everything is ship shape at all times... She is simply in another class than most of the Gullets we observed during our cruising….Captain Mehmet, former navy, runs a very tight ship. The crew are polite, friendly (all have a great sense of humor) and very attentive to all the needs of the guests….The crew is professional in every respect, anticipating all needs and accommodating all requests within their range of capabilities. They operate as a well-oiled team when berthing, raising or lowering sails, anchoring or simply under sail.. The cook performs miracles!.. All in all this was the trip of a lifetime that far exceeded the expectations of all on board. We credit your recommendation to select "Serenity 86" and the professionalism and warmth of the crew as well as the quality of the boat for the result... Once again, thanks to you for your knowledge, professionalism, follow through and focus that made all this possible.”
DM who chartered Serenity 86 in Sept 2012
Hi Trina- The charter was wonderful. I really appreciate a fast sport yacht now. We were able to zip around from place to place very quickly. The crew is also excellent and very helpful, especially the captain who obviously has a lot of contacts in the area because we always had the prime dock locations. This was very nice in the St Tropez harbor. The captain made sure our reservations were made and had many helpful suggestions on places to go and things to do. The entire crew did everything to make sure we enjoyed our time.
Charter on the Mangusta ABILITY, South of France, Sept 2012
ANNABEL II and her crew was above our expectation and the cruising area gorgeous.
Hi Josh - The charter was fantastic in all areas. The crew and the boat magnificent.
In particular, Jean – Max as skipper was by far the best we have had to date, everything a skipper should be and more. The chef, Jazper was amazing and managed to cook something different every day..."
Charter on M/Y PHANTOM Sunseeker 28m, Cote D'Azur, Aug 2012
In regard to our stay on RIVIERA, it was a very nice comfortable motor yacht. It met up to our expectations exactly. The crew was very attentive but we were only the two of us therefore there honestly wasn't too much for them to do. We enjoyed Capri and Positano immensely and spend three days in the Capri vacinity. Two nights docked in the port Marina Grande, but in all honesty the best night in Capri was anchored in the waters of Marina Piccola. We had the opportunity to swim and spend a nice day at Marina Piccola whereas that was not possible in the Marina Grande port. All in all, we had a very nice time.
MY RIVIERA, Naples & Amalfi, Aug 2012
Josh - We had a really fantastic time! Boat was perfect - big fan of Cats now! Crew were really top - very experienced capt, great number 2 and great cook. We'd like to repeat in 2014!
Charter on MOBY DICK, August 2012
Hi Amanda, We had the most amazing charter, filled our expectations to the fullest; Steph, Cecilia and Dan were excellent. Thank you for your help in organizing such a memorable trip.
Chartered LUPA OF LONDON August 2012.
Reia - We had a fantastic trip. The boat, crew and itinerary were perfect. Special mention to the cook too. All crew were so accommodating. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
NAVILUX in Croatia, August 2012
Hey Amanda, A quick thank you for helping to put together the most incredible, relaxing vacation that Kelly has ever had. Truly spectacular. Many, many thanks, -
JB, Chartered motor yacht EL JEFE in the Caribbean in August 2012.
Hey Amanda - We can’t say enough great things about the Aurum and Croatia. Jere and his crew were phenomenal. The boat was beautiful and spacious, the food and service were outstanding, all of our wishes were accommodated. The different ports we went to were all interesting and beautiful in their own right. We highly recommend this trip to any of your clients. DT,
Chartered AURUM in August 2012 from Split to Dubrovnik
Amanda, thank you for your message, and very briefly, everything was outstanding and surpassed our highest expectations, we need to repeat it very soon and very often, with your help of course. The entire crew deserves a double gold medal, very professional, very attentive and very cordial. James, Amanda and Captain Monsen were extremely delightful in every sense, even though we have thanked them profusely already, and try to at least proportionally remunerate them as well, please do convey our sincere thank you once again. And above all, thank you very very much for all the suggestions, and all your efforts and diligence in this endeavor, extremely appreciative of all your work. Please do keep in touch and were you to need anything from us, do not hesitate to contact us, take care and best wishes.
RJS Chartered S/Y LIBERTE in the BVI in July 2012
Hi Reia - We really enjoyed the cruise. The Ionians and particularly Antipaxos were great. The team and Captain Will were great. Food was excellent. And the children enjoyed all the toys a lot.
Charter on FOUR ACES, Croatia and the Ionian Islands, July 2012
Dear Reia, Please forgive me for taking so long to write to you. Itt was a fantastic success! Everything went like clock work, the agent who met us and briefed us back on the boat was good. The boat surpassed our wildest dreams, it is really lovely, and the crew were brilliant, there wasn't much communication as their English ranged from basic to none but one called Jay spoke English and that was a great help. The Captain was very good, he spoke enough English to tell us where we were going. He fulfilled our brief of getting away from the crowds into secluded bays and he found us some lovely places to moor. He also went above and beyond by sending the youngest crew member Alpi out in the motor boat to find 2 of our teenagers who had stayed out all night in Kalkan and got them back to the boat before we sailed at 6am!!
We had 5 crew altogether, I was expecting three, so we were very spoiled, bliss. The chef produced 3 wonderful meals a day and we all enjoyed Turkish cooking, it is so fresh and healthy and although we ate masses we didn't get too fat. At night they always BBQ'd over the edge of the boat.
I loved the way the boat was laid out with so many different areas to swim and sunbathe or just lie in the shade and read. The night of the birthday celebration the crew really did us proud and made the table look really festive and served us with great style. Jay and the Captain went out of their way to please us and they found lovely places for us to go and the whole crew were extremely kind and helpful. No complaints, it was all wonderful, the heat, the silence, the clear blue water the views, I miss it! So finally, a big thank you to you, Reia, for arranging everything so well for us and being so kind, patient and efficient.
Charter on KAYHAN 11 in Turkey, July 2012
Dear Josh, "Indeed the charter went very well and my feedback is quite simple: yacht: outstanting performance and comfort, Captain: excellent in all respects, crew: very polite, high performing, providing top services…and top quality food/meals. In all we had a wonderful experience. Thank you and best wishes"
Charter on Ludynosa G in July 2012
Hi Trina - It was one of the best weeks of my life. Everything was more than Perfect.
Charter on FATHOM in the South of France, July 2012
Hi Reia - My 8 family members are departing with wonderful stories, pictures and very fond memories, especially from the Star of the Sea. What a perfect match - the yacht, Captain Ish, and the entire crew. It was truly an experience of a lifetime. As you know, our group ranged in age from 10 - 70 and included a variety of interests and energy levels.
Andy provided all the water toy time and excitement the young ones could have ever imagined. Mark's meals were wonderful and many new tastes were experienced as well as some familiar favorites. Andrea, Jodi and Suzi provided a perfect mix of warmly personal and highly professional service and interaction with everyone. We didn't see Richard as much, but when we did he was most delightful.
I cannot say enough about Istvan. From his first phone call to me through our settling of the account and saying good-bye, I was touched by his graciousness. I attribute our amazing overall experience to his leadership and integrity. Although everyone loved
the atmosphere and accommodations on the Star of the Sea, it was Captain Ish they would want to travel with again. Perhaps that says it best. Thank you for all of your fine attention to detail and work with me to plan such a lovely charter. The only mistake I made was not planning for more time on board.
Charter on STAR OF THE SEA on the Cote D'Azur, July 2012
The trip was amazing we all loved it. The itinerary was perfect. Thanks for all the help.
Charter on Lagoon 500 INFINITY in Greece, July 2012
Hi Reia - We had a wonderful charter – the yacht was just perfect and had the best crew that we have had yet. The captain was very nice, knew a lot of special and beautiful places around Corsica – a French captain in French waters is a very effective combination. We had a GREAT time...
Charter on THE SNAPPER in Corsica, July 2012
Hi Amanda, I wanted to forward a formal note of thanks regarding our charter of the S/Y Orion last month. We are truly spoiled, had a trip of a lifetime, and dream of the next time! We made fast friends with the crew, who saw to our every need with joy and smiles. And oft wry humor! We relished food from a true artist (who owes me a few recipes!) We enjoyed amazing views of the Amalfi coast, the beautiful islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida. Explored Grottos, piazza’s and named several anchorages after the Capitan or crew/guest, as we saw fit. My children are now ruined bohemians! Destined to ply the seven seas as rogues, trained by the very best! It was a great boat, greater crew, super adventure for a lucky family. Thank you for your personal touch on the business end and we look forward to working with you again, soon.
Chartered sailing yacht ORION in Italy, June 2012
Our charter has come to an end and we are all so sad! We had a great time and most definitely want to do another in the coming year. We had a great staff super professional and trustworthy. Captain Monty was most helpful and everyone one board did their best to entertain and serve us. We also had a great chef and we found that most of the time we dined in. We found that the Callista was a great choice for the number of people that we were, the rooms spacious and everything just to our needs. Thank you for this great experience and we are looking forward to maybe Montenegro and Croatia or perhaps Turkey next year?
C.Z chartered CALLISTA in Sardinia and Corsica, June 2012
Dear Trina, We returned from our BVI cruise aboard Jeri and what a wonderful vacation we had! The boat was maintained impeccably and suited our needs perfectly. The spaciousness of the master cabin was unbelievable. What made this trip unique was how Sophie and Alain catered to our every wish… How Sophie manages to turn out gourmet meals on a boat is amazing. Her cooking is superb, varied, and she always kept our dietary needs in mind. Alain was always willing to sail and in addition to taking us wherever we wanted to go, he often had good suggestions regarding beaches and snorkeling. He gladly accompanied us with the dingy to make my husband feel more at ease when the snorkeling was not near the boat. He was happy to "talk" sailing with my husband and to explain some of the boat's systems to him. Both Sophie and Alaine were warm and likeable and we enjoyed just visiting with them. We highly recommend Jeri and her crew to anyone who wants a 5 star sailing adventure. Thank you, Trina, for all your help and we are considering the possibility of a future charter.. We will certainly call you if we decide to pursue this idea.
Charter on catamaran JERI in BVI June 2012.
Dear Josh, Many thanks for the great experience we had. Wayne and the rest of the crew could not have been better, they were great. Thank you for your help in this charter and i will definitely do it again and will recommend you and charterworld. Thanks again.
Chartered ELYSIUM, June 2012
Hi Amanda, - Just a little note to tell you that we are really enjoy our trip. We have a lot of fun here...the boat is so nice and we have a good time with Alex and Stella. They are simply the best. Everything was perfect, no surprise…I mean everything went like you mentioned to us. We can't ask for more and we are really happy. Let's start with Alex....our SUPER captain. Very professional, always calm and always in a great mood, he worked very hard on the boat making sure that everything went perfect, he suggested some modifications to our itinerary which made our visits to the islands completely memorable, We were very impressed by the amount of work he accomplished in one day. Our fantastic hostess Stella......what a fantastic chef!!.....she served us with excellent food....very generous portion (yes, we did gain a few kilos), but it was all worth it! Stella worked so hard from morning till night. She always made sure that everything was perfect on the boat, well!!.. it was not perfect…it was EXCELLENT!!. Stella was smiling all the time and laughing at our sillly jokes, she's been amazing! As you can see Amanda, you now have new customers! - we just can't wait to go back.... :-) Thank you Amanda for your exceptional service and professionalism..!...we'll speak to you soon....!
Charter on catamaran Idea! in Greece, May 2012.
Hi Nick - I would like to thank you for this wonderful time what we had here in Cote'd Azzure! I really hope we will stay in contact. Wish you all the best!
Charter on IMPULSE in the South of France, May 2012
Hi Trina ~ we arrived home late last night. We didn't have Internet access ~ which was perfectly fine! We enjoyed ever minute and had no distractions with the computer!
The trip was exceptional and Alan and Sophie were delightful! We interacted very well and they made us all feel so relaxed.They took us to beautiful beaches and special snorkeling spots that we all could enjoy. The food was delicious and Sophie was always accommodating our children. The boat was spacious and detailed for all of us to feel safe and comfortable. Your recomendation for Sophie and Alan was perfect. We enjoyed their company and attention to all of our needs and wants. Their relaxing and humorous personality made us feel so welcomed. Thank you for helping direct us with planning. This was a truely memorable vacation for our family and we will definitely return again. We tried to convey our gratitude to Sophie and Alan for everything they did to make our trip special, please let them know again, how much we enjoyed ourselves because of their hospitality.
Charter on JERI in the BVI's, April 2012
Amanda, you were excellent to work with right from searching for an appropriate charter thru to assisting with all of the arrangements. And the Captain and crew exceeded our expectations. Overall a great trip.
AJ chartered BEAR MARKET in Cannes for the MIP TV 2012.
Hi Josh, The charter was fantastic! The boat was beautiful and immaculate. All party commented that the brochure doesn't do her justice; maybe something that needs looking at! All crew worked extremely hard to ensure we had a great time and were very sociable. Looking forward already to the next one.
Charter on REE in the BVI's in March 2012
Dear Josh, I would like to thank you for the wonderful holiday that we had. The trip was an amazing success. I would like to go on the same cruise next year on the Calisto with Capt Philippe Cathala. I will get back to you with the exact dates for the trip. Once again, I would like to thank you for the wonderful time we had.
Charter on CALISTO in the Andaman Islands March 2012
The trip was great cannot praise the crew enough no complaints what so ever would recommend them to any one.
KO chartered LADY SHARON GALE in the Leeward Islands March 2012
Hi Trina - First of all, thank you very much. The Lady J was the perfect yacht, and the crew was amazing. Everyone had such a great time, and my expectations were more then exceeded. Thanks again for everything.
J.M chartered LADY J in the Virgin Islands March 2012
Amanda - We have now settled back to reality after our wonderful week at sea in the BVI. We had a great time and got to see and do all the things that we had wanted to. Captain Pat is an excellent captain and host – very friendly and accommodating. Just before we set sail we were able to compile a list of the places that we were interested in visiting with the hope that the weather conditions would facilitate us. In the end, even with strong winds from the east on our last two days, Captain Pat was able to adjust our schedule so that we were always safe but got to visit the Baths and Sandy Cay (the last two places on our list)! In Anegada, we rented a car and Captain Pat showed us around to a few nice snorkelling beaches and even a special spot which was stunningly beautiful, the local grocery, a bakery and even an iguana farm. We were very happy that he is as knowledgeable and familiar on land as well as on the sea. Anton was able to get some hands on experience sailing which he enjoyed and we did get to do quite a bit of snorkelling.
Oteka is in great condition. Captain Pat is meticulous in taking great care of her. Everything looks new and she had all of the facilities and amenities that we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip! Everything came together wonderfully. Thanks for your assistance in making it happen and even for checking up with me during the trip to ensure all was well. Your advice throughout our booking and planning stage was invaluable especially since you are very familiar with the area. Thanks again Amanda!!!
Charter on OTEKA in the BVI January, 2012
The boat was amazing and frankly a steal for the money we paid, even though it was more than we initially budgeted, I don’t remember a single time the crew could have done something, but didn’t, for our enjoyment. The captain is really of excellent temperament and judgement. Frankly it was first rate.
We were really pleased -- the staff were courteous, went out of their way to please, and Captain Marco certaintly knew the area very well. The food was great and well-balanced and the cabins were kept very nicely. In fact, they all worked non-stop. My kids really enjoyed the inflatable chariot and the fishing and also the Molton Brown toiletries! It was a great charter experience and also, a great choice of boat/crew for a large family.
Charter on TAKAPUNA in the Grenadines, January 2012
Hi Reia - Everything was wonderful! Today we came back to reality and I am really missing everyone. It really was a perfect experience and we could not have asked for anything more. Thanks for all your help!
And….Hi Reia, I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had on Calliope this past week! The crew and service was absolutely amazing!!! They really make the experience what it is!
CALLIOPE charter in the Leeward Islands, Caribbean January 2012
We couldn't be happier with the boat and the crew. The crew have been absolutely phenomenal in every way possible. It was an absolutely fantastic trip and experience. Both the boat and the crew were first class. The chef was excellent. The weather cooperated so all in all, a first class experience all around. Thank you very much Josh, you've been instrumental throughout the entire process and I look forward to working with you on future charters.
Charter on ODESSA, Caribbean Dec 2011
We had a lovely time on Ombre Blu. The replacement crew Daniele and Simona were just wonderful and really made the trip worthwhile. The children didn't want to leave them! The catamaran was extremely comfortable and roomy. (I would definitely choose a catamaran again next time.)
Chartered OMBRE BLU in October, 2011 in Sardinia
It has taken me a week to come back to reality since my wonderful birthday on your boat! My husband Tim, my friends and I had SUCH an amazing time and I just want to thank you for all of your hard work helping make everything work as well as it did! I think we will all be talking about the boat and the party for months! Everything was so perfect; the table setting, the food, the organisation.....I could go on and on....it was all fabulous! I do hope I can find an excuse to use the boat again in the future!
Charter on COSTA MAGNA, South of France, Sept 2011
Hi Sam - We all had a wonderful time. Captain Ben and all the crew were great. Not much more I can say except more superlatives.
J chartered GIORGIA on the French Riviera, Sept 2011
Dear Sam, Thank you so very-very much from me and all of my friends – we have really enjoyed our stay on board. The entire crew was very helpful and friendly, food (cooked on board) was delicious, vodka was cold and the tea was hot- just as we wanted it to be. No joke – the service and treatment we received on board were at the outstandingly high level. Thank you very much for organizing such a great vacation for us all!
SS chartered REEGES DREAM from France to Sardinia in Sept 2011
The trip Was very good, thanks for asking. Dan and Steph do a great job and would recommend them unreservedly.
KM chartered LUPA OF LONDON in Corsica September 2011
Sam - Thank you for all your help organising this charter. We had a great time. We thought that the Rosinante was an outstanding boat and the crew were also terrific. The service provided by them well exceeded our expectations.
C chartered ROSINANTE OF NOTIKA in Croatia in August 2011
Josh - we had a great vacation on Cento. A very nice yacht, well maintained and a superb crew. It was clearly one of the best crews in my experience (15 charters in the last 18 years). All in all an outstanding experience and no complaints.
D chartered CENTO in the Balearics in July 2011
I recently had the opportunity to join Grae on board Annabel II for 10 nights around the Aegean. I am writing to thank you so much for the most amazing holiday I have ever had. Not only were we surrounded by beautiful scenery, Annabel 11 was just gorgeous. Having never been on a cruising holiday before, this holiday far exceeded any expectations I had. Andrew was a fantastic captain, Lance produced the most stunning food at every meal, and the other crew were friendly and attentive to all of our needs. Again, thank you for the Annabel 11 charter. You have now changed the way in which we want to holiday in the future.
DB chartered ANNABEL II in Turkey July 2011
Hi Josh - Charter was excellent (couple of days of bad weather when we couldn’t sail). Crew looked after us extremely well. Boat lived up to expectations. Would I use you again? “Definitely”. Would I charter Grand cru III again? “Yes”.
JP chartered GRAND CRU III in France in July 2011
Reia - The weather was not 100% but we did enjoy the boat very much. Captain Greg and his crew were excellent and I believe that made all the difference. Beside, Lionshare has all the toys that we needed for all weathers. We definitely will charter again next year.
J.S chartered LIONSHARE in Sardinia in July 2011
Trina - Our trip was wonderful. The crew on the Miss Kulani was awesome, the boat, the islands and the weather were amazing as well. I would like to put in a strong recommendation for your other customers for Tahiti charters and if the price range is appropriate - the Miss Kulani. It seems a perfect place for novice sailors to go given the unique way in which each island is surrounded by a lagoon. The voyages between the islands are generally an hour or two and then it is like you are in a lake with calm and clear waters of the lagoons. Obviously all the islands are amazing as well. The crew on the Miss Kulani were excellent. Especially Captain Stanley - even though his English was modest - but his intimate knowledge of the area was very valuable. The first mate - Francis - was incredible. He was born in Tahiti, but has an American father and spent 4 years in the US, so his English is excellent. He was so attentive and welcoming and saw to it that every need we had was met. He was particularly gracious to my mother and father-in-law who are in the mid 70s. All in all it was a highly successful first charter for our family. I would love to see others introduced to the same charter experience on the Miss Kulani - I think you would have many very happy customers.
T chartered MISS KULANI in Tahiti, July 2011
Hi Reia - The boat experience was beautiful. I can highly recommend the boat and the crew.
SB chartered Gulet MARENOSTRUM in Turkey, July 2011
Dear Josh, We really enjoyed our stay on REGINA - it was a lovely boat, a great trip and a very good crew. The captain was especially good!! The two women onboard were superb- the rest was very nice too.
S chartered Sailing Yacht REGINA in Turkey, July 2011
Hi Trina - My boss is very, very happy about your company, your attention, the charter, and he said they had wonderful days around Croatia. All of his guests had the same opinion and they are delighted too. We are very grateful for your wonderful professional care and we must say the same about the crew. Thanks Trina! I hope we can work together again!
MC chartered Azimut HAPPY SPIRIT in Croatia in July, 2011
Dear Reia: Everything was terrific. The crew was very helpful and friendly. We had a tremendous time. Thanks again for your help in putting this together. We’ll definitely recommend you, and LITTLE JEMS to friends. Thank you for a most memorable birthday!
K & L chartered LITTLE JEMS in St Tropez, July 2011
Hi Trina, just wanted to let you know what we had a super time on the boat and the crew were fantastic. Weather was great the whole time and we spent most time in Sardinia in the end.
J chartered Motor Yacht L Esperance in Sardinia, July 2011
Hi Trina: Yes we're back. The charter exceeded all expectations. The boat is excellent and the crew first class. Crew is full time for the owner which I have learnt helps! Attention to detail just magnificent. Captain is quiet but clearly sets the high standards. The chef is seriously good. I cannot think of anything I would fault and I would definitely recommend Arioso to others. We will definitely be chartering next year - and we will seriously consider going back to Arioso. Really appreciate your help.
JB chartered ARIOSO in the Bahamas, July 2011
Sam - I'm pleased to report that everyone enjoyed the trip very much, and thanks very much for your help in organizing everything. The skipper and crew were excellent.
N. chartered ALTAIR in Greece in July, 2011
Hi Reia, I'm still busy at work but I have to respond to you now! That was the best vacation ANY of the 10 of us has ever had!!! Greg and his crew are simply the best! We had a very tearful goodbye yesterday. Especially Daniel the chef! He's just beyond amazing!!! And VERY inexpensive! It only cost €50/person/day for 3 of the most amazing meals you have ever had!!! I really expected to sample local restaurants but we only had one lunch off the boat. I couldn't get anyone away from his meals. I think he was very tired when we left. I took pictures of all of his dishes. I may make us a coffee table book just to see what amazing food looks like! :)
The entire crew worked really hard. The boat was perfect. Perfect layout and size. I was the only diver but the other 3 adults and all of the kids, except the 11 yr. old, dove many time and are now hooked and will get PADI certified. That was a very big surprise for all of us. Tom the dive master was outstanding! The diving was spectacular as well. Each site got better. We had a blast with all of the crew. I'm told Amy gave great massages! I didn't get a chance to get one though I had planned on it. Too much else to do. Greg, along with Phil and Tom, put us in some of the most beautiful anchorages several times a day. We left the itinerary up to Greg and every day was another surprise. He worked the weather so we never had anything but calm anchorages. The nights docked were also great. We had a blast exploring Bonifaccio and Calvi as well as Porto Vecchio. I can't give you all the details of the itinerary as I'm told it's a Captains secret. It WAS that good! :)
Everyone is now a Yachting convert! I knew they would be. I just had no idea how easy it was going to be. I'm sure we'll be planning another yachting trip soon enough. Thank you VERY much for all your hard work in finally making this vacation work with all the restraints we put on you. I think we owe you the credit for resurrecting what I thought might be a dead idea when you suggested we look at Lionshare again. Thank you VERY VERY much!!!
J.W chartered LIONSHARE in Corsica in July, 2011
How was the crew (CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONALS), the weather (IDEAL), the yacht (EXCELLENT AND MAINTAINED WITH LOVING CARE BY THE CREW) and the food (THEY SHOULD START THEIR OWN RESTAURANT)? Did everything meet you expectations? (EXCEEDED) K.S chartered MILOS in Greece in July 2011
Dear Reia - We are happy to give you a very positive feedback from our trip which met and even exceeded our expectations.
Although we had not asked for transfers from the airport to the boat, Captain Peter simply told us that he would pick us up and also the transfer back was very comfortable. We all spent a lovely week once again. Peter showed his permanent readiness to assist in all aspects. As far the food was concerned, you have managed to improve and we really enjoyed the wonderful cuisine with Toby as the new chef. G.P chartered MIMI LA SARDINE in Corsica July 2011
It was absolutely perfect! Thank you. Crew could not have been any better. KR chartered ORLANDO L in Croatia in July 2011
Reia, It was fantastic. We are home, but recovering from our yacht hangover is challenge!
The boat was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole crew, and Greg was wonderful about trying to navigate between our big appetite for constant activity and the weather. Daniel's food was extraordinary too! We were very comfortable on board, and enjoyed getting to know the crew over the week. There was really nothing they could have done better for us. Everything went very well.
I'm sure you know we made it all the way up the West Coast of Corsica, and went up over the top and down the East side. We all especially loved Calvi, and had a wonderful mopeding adventure there. There was a nice mix of hiking, biking, mopeding, scuba and water sports, site-seeing and shopping for us. I personally wish I had had one more afternoon of sitting in the sun on the boat, but it was always an option, and our group just never slows down.
As experienced yachters, I think we would have chosen to stay at anchor on last day/night and tender into Bonifacio rather then be in port for last night. It's nicer to look at the horizon than being at the port in Bonafacio, but this is a small change, as we certainly wanted to see and spend time in Bonifacio. It was a great place to end! (Being at port in Calvi was fantastic though because you have a view from there anyway)
We loved the rugged, beautiful terrain of Corsica/Sardinia, and see why biking isn't easy there. Still, we rode bikes in Porto Vecchio one afternoon which was really fun. All in all, it was a home run. Thanks very, very much for all of your help. We all loved it.
Hi Reia - The crew were exceptional. Mark and his team were highly professional, friendly and helpful. Lorraine and her team looked after our every need superbly day and night and Trevor's food was excellent.The yacht itself was superb although there were some mechanical/electrical problems with the crane on the first few days. The itinerary worked out well too. Thank you for all your help - we will be chartering again for a slightly smaller group this time next year. CS from South Africa chartered LADY FERYAL on the French Riviera in July 2011
Trina - words cannot describe how we LOVED everything about Gualtier and Carolyn. So professional, so sweet, extremely the best crew we could have ever wished for. We loved every part of our crew, boat and trip. They will be always in our hearts!! The best honeymoon!!!!! We miss them! Although our personal trainer will not be happy when she sees how many pounds Carolyn packed on us with her awesome cooking. I could go on and on! They rocked the trip!!!!! Thank you, P & M J from USA chartered Catamaran MAEVIE from Anguilla in June, 2011
We had the most heavenly time on the yacht .. It was fabulous and everything was perfect . Thank you... V.S from India chartered PAMPERO in Amalfi June 2011
Hi Sam - first let me say I am sorry that it took us over one week to finally drop a comment, but we wanted to find the right words for what we had experienced. We thought our holiday on MORE MAGIC was going to be wonderful, but the week we have just had exceeded all our expectations! We chartered this amazing, beautiful yacht for one week vacation, going from St. Lucia to the Grenadines. Some of the most beautiful beaches and sailing in the world! The boat was the best we have ever sailed. Spacious and comfortable accommodations. Very clean, beautifully decorated and well maintained. And what a crew! Service and professionalism of the crew was first rate! Alex and Emma were the reason why this holiday really exceeded all expectations! We felt that we were in one of the best hotels that moved each day to yet another fabulous location. Emma's cooking was just marvelous and inspired! Three meals a day and nothing ever served up twice, the food was creative, healthy and delicious. We felt totally pampered and safe at all times. Since we have had many previous crews and trips we can honestly say that this is the best in 20 years of chartering. All I can say is thank you again for another wonderful cruise and guess what – we will be back! Clients from Holland chartered in the 2011 winter in the Caribbean - Grenadines, St Vincent, and St Lucia on yacht MORE MAGIC.
Hi Trina, We have just returned from the BVI's. I can not thank you enough for your excellent guidance with selecting the crew. This being our first charter somehow you were able to understand exactly what we were looking for in a cruise. Chad and Wendy were lovely in ever way and we enjoyed every minute. Beguile is a wonderful boat that is beautifully laid out. We felt pampered and perfectly taken care of the entire cruise. The food was impeccable and the service warm and attentive. I could go on and on we left Beguile feeling like old friends of Chad and Wendy. We look forward to sailing with them again! Warmest Regards. US Clients chartered BEGUILE in the BVI's in Feb, 2011
The charter was great. We were very pleased with the whole experience and particularly liked the crew. We would definitely use them again. US Clients chartered Catamaran MATIRA in the BVI's
Hi Reia- We are all very good, enjoying SILOLONA and all her features of food, diving, watersports etc but most important do we enjoy Patti, her crew and their deep insights of sailing in this part of the world. Best from Phanga Nga Bay. Clients chartered SILOLONA in Malaysia and Thailand in Dec/Jan 2011
Trina - Everything was wonderful. The boat was impeccable, Glenn & Angela were great, the food and wine was amazing, and we had a fantastic time. I'd definitely recommend it to friends and family (and strangers for that matter!). Thanks for all your help with everything! American Clients chartered Catamaran CARIBBEAN DREAM in the BVIs
Reia - JO and crew are wonderful. David is fabulous and we are in love with his cuisine! Thanks for eveything. American clients chartered JO in the BVI's in Dec/Jan, 2011
The trip was fantastic. The crew were great! We had a super time thanks!! I would recommend them and the boat to anyone and everyone. Thanks a lot!! Fantastic. J.R from the UK chartered DA BUBBA in the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos, Oct/Nov 2010
The cruise was fantastic and the "Impulse" is a truly comfortable and luxurious yacht and we all enjoyed our team there very much. Everything was perfectly prepared when we arrived and the crew was amazing --- Jolande is a fantastic and creative chef who created the most delicious food always wonderfully presented (I very much enjoyed joining her early morning in St. Tropez on her shopping tour to the fish market and other lovely butchers, bakeries and cheese shop where we found the most delicious ingredients for her magical cooking), Bernadette took care of us in the most friendly and attentive way and last but not least Tim, a very helpful and insightful skipper who showed us the most beautiful places. The "Impulse" is a wonderful yacht but the crew made us feel right away at "home" amongst friends. To make a long story short, the cruise was a wonderful and most enjoyable experience and I'm sure it was not the last time I spend time on the "Impulse". A.B from Thailand chartered IMPULSE in St Tropez, Cannes, Monaco in Sept 2010
Dear Josh, Now we're back from a wonderful trip in the Naples area, we would like to thank you for the organization and your support. Everything worked fine, especially our fantastic crew. Salvatore is one of the best Italian cooks we met up to date. Rita was very supportive and fulfilled all of our wishes. Also our Skipper showed us all the beautiful places in the gulf of Naples including Capri, Amalfi and was very careful regarding weather conditions :) As you already promised our vacation was really a dream and we will do it again as soon as possible. Thank you! P. E from Germany chartered RIVIERA in Naples & Capri, Amalfi ...Sept 2010
Hi Reia - We had a fantastic trip simply fantastic. The crew were fantastic – Captain Jiorgos a super hero with all members and especially the kids we had a great time with him and became close friends during the week together. Fedra the cook also a very nice lady. T.H from Denmark chartered Catamaran ANASSA in, Athens, Cyclades, Mykonos, Greece, August 2010
The charter was an amazing experience. The highlight of our trip for all 11 of us. We really enjoyed the crew immensely. The food was outstanding (the chef is Mexican as are we). The itinerary was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed each place we stopped. There was only one significant problem. We didn't have enough time!!! So as you can see, we are charterers now. We will always relish the moments on Andiamo in every way. F.O from USA chartered M/Y ANDIAMO in, Portofino, Bonifaccio, Porto Cervo, Corsica, France in August, 2010.
Dear Reia: Sorry for late reply, just returned home. Just a small mail to say that we absolutely loved the charter (on LIONSHARE) and greg and his crew did everything to make it a success. Even so there are younger boats, the crew makes all the difference ....M.P from South Africa chartered Motor Yacht LionShare in Porto Vechio, Ajaccio, St Tropez, Corsica, July 2010
Chelsea, Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the crew of the Shangani for looking after us on our exciting and much enjoyed cruise around Thailand. Not only was the scenery spectacular the yacht was a perfect way to see the area and the support and company of the crew made the holiday one to remember. Bo was a fantastic chef who not only delivered great meals, she was a delight to deal with, always wanting to make sure we were looked after, little Rosie was always on hand to cater for all our needs, and made everything so easy for us we didn’t have to do anything and nothing was a problem. The boys were also great support, if we wanted to go snorkelling or a ride on the kayaks they had everything organised, and made everything so easy to do. The crew are such a delight to deal with and made us feel so welcome on your yacht.
We felt like the crew were part of our lives and couldn’t leave without having a few beers with them, just to say a huge thank you for making our holiday such a wonderful experience. That was our way of saying thanks for such a wonderful holiday. You have a great team who really compliment the beautiful yacht that make the experience one to remember.
Thanks so much for a wonderful holiday.
Chartered SHANGANI in Phuket, Thailand July 2010
Just a brief note to let you know we had a great week aboard the Lady Thuraya. The yacht is in great condition, everything appears as new the furnishings are tasteful and comfortable and all the fixtures worked perfectly well. The navigation equipment also appears state of the art, looks like the renovation was extensive and very complete.
But what really made our stay most enjoyable was the crew, always ready and anticipating our every desire, attentive to the smaller details, always a smile on their face and a genuine interest in providing us with an unforgettable experience while giving us all a great sense of safety and security with their professional attitude and ease of maneuvering the sailboat even into the tightest of mooring spots. The food was delightful and light, impecably served, totally appropriate for the heat we experienced; pity that Frans will not make a career of cooking on yachts! Bravo! M.M from Portugal chartered in Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor in Croatia, July 2010
Hi Trina - Our trip was amazing!! G & Caroline are the best crew ever and we all loved them so much and felt so spoiled. I am missing Caroline’s cooking dearly. Thank you both so much for helping us coordinate this amazing journey. Our whole group agreed it was the best trip they have ever taken. My husband & I are also very in love with Maevie. It’s a gorgeous yacht!! It was in tip top shape from top to bottom every day at sea. The crew never stopped to rest the entire week. They are very hard workers & we were very fortunate to have them. A.K from USA chartered in Amalfi, Capri, Positano, Naples, Italy in July 2010
Hi Trina - I want to pass along our thanks for a lovely time on the Mare Nostrum. Not only is she a magnificent boat (new, well kept, lots of outdoor space, equal sized and lovely room with beautiful bathrooms) that is well equipped (jet ski, kayak, water ski), but the service and attention of Galip (the owner who was with us the entire trip!) and his team was truly EXCEPTIONAL!!!
From meals that would be hard to find in the nicest restaurants to daily adventures experiencing the local flavors and personality, we could not have been happier. We have been all over the world with our family and we would have to say that our trip on the Mare Nostrum surely has been one of the best. Our hearty thanks! M.N from USA chartered in Turkey in Bodrum, Dalaman, Gocek in July 2010
We were most pleased. I cannot commend enough our Captain and crew. We loved DRUMBEAT and would highly recommend it's charter to all. Thank you for accommodating us on such short notice. M.W from USA chartered in Vanuatu, South Pacific, in July, 2010
Dear Reia: Thanks for all your hard work. The week was fantastic. We all loved the boat and especially the crew. They did an amazing job of looking after us for the week. Pascal is a great captain and made all the family feel safe as well as ensuring that we had a wonderful schedule.
Thanks again. We will be back next year. M.H from Paris chartered GRAND BLEU VINTAGE in Croatia, June 2010
It was really a fantastic trip. The boat was absolutely gorgeous and the perfect size. Greece was so gorgeous. Kids enjoyed it so much but mostly the water sports ie, jet ski etc... The crew was excellent and the were very attentive, food was delicious and all in all no complaints what so ever.... Reia thank you again for everything. 2 out of 2!! thank you for your excellent service!!!!! UK Family chartered Motor Yacht ANASSA in Greece in June, 2010
Trina, Everything was perfect! The yacht, the crew, activities... The crew in particular was off the charts! They really did go out of their way to please us. Please release the full amount of the gratuity. I have nothing but good things to talk about the charter, an opinion shared amongst all of the guests. Thank you for all your help with the charter of Miracle, everything went smoothly and you were very professional and efficient during the whole process. I will not hesitate in contacting you for our next charter (next year, hopefully!!). Miracle BVI's charter (british Virgin Islands) Caribbean in April 2010
Sorry for the delay.... but the trip was great. Thanks for all the help. The food was awesome, and my daughter and I became certified divers. The captain was very good and helpful. J.E chartered TRILOGY in the Virgin Islands, April 2010
Everthing went excellent. We all were very much satisfied with the service the crews had extended. Thank you a million. J.I from Japan chartered EN'LESS in the Leeward Islands, Caribbean in March 2010
The trip was off the charts, Trina. Absolutely fabulous. All of us said it was the best vacation we’ve ever had. Gary & I have been to lots of great places in the last 5 years—Italy, Greece, St. Lucia, Bahamas, Maui, Victoria, Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Aruba, etc-- and at five star hotels. Jim, Amanda and Catamaran Bliss exceeded our expectations. I could blither on and on but that says it all. THANK YOU for making my 10 year dream a reality, Trina. - Feb 2010 charter Bliss in the BVI's
We had a fabulous time on Priorities! Rich and Lisa catered to our every need, the food was amazing, they are both so nice and knowledgable about the area and of course Reggie was as adorable as his picture. Thank you for setting everything up for us. We would have rebooked for next year before we even got off the boat but we have an extended family vacation for my mother-in-law's birthday that's already been planned for next February. Thank you again. It was a pleasure working with you planning our trip. Chartered in the British Virgin Islands (BVI's) in Feb 2010.
Dear Trina, Greg enjoyed his trip thoroughly, he was thrilled with the boat, and the crew. I cannot thank you enough for helping to get this all done and coordinated on such short notice and with the holidays. I will be sure to contact you for his next charter trip. Have a great day!
Thank you so much for organizing our En'Less charter. I really appreciate your hard work in getting it organized. Your diligence in following up to make sure we had thought of everything, and your honesty and integrity in bringing to our attention the lower actual cost of the boat right at the start. I have already recommended your services to a few people and will continue to enthusiastically do so. I look forward to working with you to book many more charters in the coming years. Chartered in the Leeward Islands Dec/Jan
Bonjour Trina, just wanted to thank you on behalf of all of the Hamiltons, Rogers, Vanderveens and Metherall crew. Our charter was better then we had expected, everything from the food, to the crew were outstanding. We would recommend your charter to our friends and family and if we were ever to consider a charter in the future to the Tahitian Islands, it would be yours. Thanks Trina for all of your help and I know you went out of your way to make sure all of the details and information was well executed. Job well done!! - Chartered Tahiti, Bora Bora in Nov.
Dear Reia - As promised, I wanted to provide you with some further feedback on our experience this year on ELEMENT which I am happy to share with other prospective charterers of this yacht.
1) The Captain was superb. He was very informative, welcoming, and in total charge of the team. He knew the area well and was willing to help us in any which way he could so that we would have a wonderful experience.
2) The rooms were wonderful with all the necessary amenities, great working showers and facilities.
3) The layout was also great with nice size sitting areas and deck on top was were we mostly stayed.
4) The "front staff" were the most attentive of the past seven charters we have had: welcoming, extremely pleasant, highly professional, attentive and yet not intrusive. They maintained the cabins is perfect condition. As Ian says, they provided a 7-Star service.
5) Jonathan the chef was superb in his selection of food, the presentation, the quality, and taste. My clothes are a great testament to his abilities as after 5 days on the boat I already feel my clothes to be extremely snug!!
6) Paul, Andy, and David were also some of the nicest people we had met on any of the previous boats. They were very careful that we were safe at all times and enjoyed our activities in the sea.
7) The engineer was also great simply because we as guests did not experience any problems with the boat or the equipment.
Overall, I think we should give it a 98 out of 100 score (98 because only God is perfect!)
Thanks very much for recommending this yacht.
Chartered in Amalfi, italy in the Western Mediterranean.
HI Reia - Everything was great thanks, Croatia was gorgeous, the weather and islands were amazing! The boat worked out really well, we ended up staying in Split overnight and then went to Trogir for a bit , then up to Skradin for the night, went to Krka National park the next day to hang out at the falls. After that we headed to Vis and Bisevo to see the blue caves, then off to Vela Luka for the night and the next day headed to Korcula, next stop was Hvar for the day and finally on the way home we stopped in at Bol on the Island of Brac before we finished in Split...... it was great, we saw loads, relaxed and got a nice tan! The skipper worked out well, he knew the locals and all the little places to go so it was very easy for us. Thanks so much for all your help, you have been great. RN from Hong Kong chartered in Croatia, Aug.
Dear Reia - The trip was wonderful. The boat was really good and the crew was amazing. Everything ran very smoothly, the weather, the itinerary, etc. Thanks for everything. Looking forward for next year! M. K from Brazil chartered in Croatia, Aug
We really appreciated the cruise. Crew and food was excellent. The captain manages very well the boat. We had plenty of good times - diving, kite surf and many activities.... We are very happy and thanks for organising the good weather too! S.B from Switzerland chartered in Sardinia Aug.
The captain was amazing. Very professional but a nice outgoing man as well. The 2 crew members were so nice and accommodating. They didn’t speak English that well but we were able to communicate anyway. The food they cooked was very good and served us very well. I really enjoyed our days on the boat. BB from USA chartered Amalfi, Aug
Dear Reia - We all more than enjoyed our stay on board Grand Bleu Vintage. Everything was just perfect and the staff were highly professional. We may be willing to renew the experience next year depending on where the ship will be cruising early July. Please keep me informed if you and when you know something about it. Thanks once again for your assistance. E.M from Switzerland chartered in Croatia, July
Hi Reia - In terms of feedback, we didn't wish to leave the boat!! We could have quite happily started all over again. The boat and crew were excellent; they could not have made us feel more welcome. Some of the waters we travelled in and areas we visited were new to Gary but he made every effort to read about the area and local tourist attracts so he was as aware as possible of the local history. Robbie's food was out of this world, it was just amazing, always so light but so full of flavour, also the presentation was just fabulous; I now have a collection of photos of Robbie's food! Kerry couldn't have done enough for us, she was just excellent. Jo to was great and really nice. We all had a wonderful two weeks and can't thank the crew enough for their efforts. S. H from the UK chartered ANNABEL II in Croatia in the Eastern Mediterranean in July.
Reia - From the moment our transport driver from Verona contacted the Captain for directions to the moment the crew waited at port for our taxis to arrive in Bonafaccio - we were very well taken care of!!!
Exceptional service from every member of the crew. We talked daily with Captain Mats about the next day’s journey, making adjustments as needed. The stewardesses never stopped asking what they could do to assist whether a drink, a towel, a snack etc. Karina, the chief stewardess is a perfectionist about her work and those she manages. Jefferson, the mate, has been on the yacht the longest (6 years) and its easy to understand why. He cares for his guests with kid gloves. Gracious and kind - he tendered us to see spectacular coves, into ports, joy rides, water skiing etc. Plus he does so much on board to keep things in check for the Captain taking great pride in Star of the Sea. Magnus, the engineer, gave us great confidence that all was well and if something went wrong, he would solve the problem. The best was seeing him take Tom's mother at 82 on the jet ski...at full speed. It was a joy ride of her life. Jimmy, the new chef, was loved by all. Flexible, open to our ideas, asking everyday about our requests for the next day. Very creative as a chef and we loved his presentations as well as his food combinations. Always a new surprise. Mats runs a serious ship and you can see he commands tremendous respect from all. We felt very safe with him in charge.
The ship itself was a beautiful setting and size for our family. Plenty of space not to be on top of each other. All meals except one large dinner were outside on the upper deck. Spectacular views and sea breezes. The crew gave us our space for many family deep conversations, always being attentive yet discreet when needed. Cabins worked out perfectly. The stewardesses always keeping them in perfect order and timely. The table settings for every meal were beautiful and always a little different - beautiful china, crystal, casual settings, placemats, decorations etc. We had several special occasions I planned for every other night, they set things up perfectly as I had requested and then some. Other than lunch the first day we had every meal on the yacht.
If you need any references for Star of the Sea or you as a yacht broker, please don't hesitate to email us. The entire experience as you have read was superior and exceeded our dreams and expectations. J.H from the USA chartered in Italy June
“Dear Chelsea. We had a nearly perfect vacation. Mat and Pat were unbelievable. Pat is a fabulous chef, and both entertained us with watersports, drinks, etc., in fantastic fashion. We can’t wait to go back. Everyone in my family from my 8-year-old up enjoyed every moment of the trip. It rained only one day, and for half of that we were scuba diving so we didn’t even notice. The yacht was very comfortable and we couldn’t ask for more. Our itinerary took us to all the highlights I had hoped to visit. Every day we had at least two major outings, one morning and one afternoon. Although Mat and Pat stood ready to take us to shore for the evenings, most nights we just relaxed on the boat."
Thanks to you for all your help." E.H. Chartered NSS Pattam
Dear Reia - Thank you very much for the trip. The crew and the yacht were excellent. There were no problems with any arrangements. The decorations on the birthday were beautiful. N.D from Russia chartered in Italy June
Hi Chelsea: - All we can tell you is this was a FANTASTIC cruise. Captain Tony, Stephanie, Gabe, Juriska and Bruno were simply the BEST ! The diving was great, the food wonderful, great....the BEST. The islands Tony took us to was wonderful. I am a huge James Bond fan, so loved Thunderball at Staniel Cay Cove in the Exumas!
Atlantis is always wonderful! I wished we could have deep sea fished, I was disappointed at that, but Mother Nature would not cooperate so I completely understand that! We'll save that for another time! The Miracle was a beautiful Yacht, everything and more that the online photos represented! Our whole group felt so welcome by the crew and felt so comfortable with all of them! Thank you so much for your help in putting this all together. Chartered Bahamas May.
Trina: - So we had a great time and really enjoyed it and Dave and Guy made the whole experience so much fun and would like to thank you for organising everything for us, we actually met up with somebody from the UK we know who lives in Sydney and she came with us at the weekend, but she had already used Sail corp and Guy in particular and was also full of praise for him.
Once again thank you for organising our trip, it was good to have somebody who knew the people and the area and we really enjoyed the whole experience. J.G - Sydney, Feb
Hi Reia - Yes as always it was a very great trip. Interesting and relaxing boat. Great Captain and crew. Many thanks. A. C chartered in Tahiti, Dec
John and Joanne were wonderful; the boat is great. We enjoyed our time together very much. I would highly recommend them for any charter. Thank you very much for your assistance in putting the charter together. JS - Chartered in Mexico - DEC
Chelsea- The trip was everything that we could have expected. We had a wonderful time, no surprises and the trip was just perfect. Captain Kevin was competent and very helpful. The crew members were good at their jobs and the food was delicious! The variety of islands, tours, beaches, diving, sailing time and motoring time were spot on.
The boat was clean and comfortable. Even my wife, who has a mobility problem, was able to negotiate the stairs (rather than a ladder) with little difficulty to one of the cabins………………Many thanks for all of your help. You have been a true professional in helping us with our cruising needs. Chartered in the Seychelles Sept
Dear Reia - We've just arrived home from Paris. Everything went absolutely fantastic, much more than we expected. The boat had a perfect size and fitted us all with lots of comfort. The "everything is possible" Captain was irritatingly tireless when asked to make many last minute changes. The Crew as well was, since the beginning, very solicitous and pleasant making us feel no symptom at all of homesickness.
We would like to authorize you the release in full of the gratuity that we've already paid. Finally on behalf of all our friends we would like to thank you very much for your outstanding efforts to make this vacation unforgettable.
Was a unique pleasure doing "business" with you hoping that we can repeat it many times. Get our more than warmest regards, J & H – chartered in Croatia Sept
Dear Chelsea, Thank you so much, We really enjoyed our vacation. The Santa Lucia Experience was awesome. The yacht was as expected, but it should not be consider a Sailboat it never sailed. The crew were very polite and helpful, The captain was also the chef and the food was great. Weather and itinerary couldnt be better. All the things bought food, drinks, wine, spirits were fine. Every Port we stayed at was clean, and neighbors were really nice people. Charterer Santa Lucia – September
Hi Chelsea, The charter was great and we thank you for all you did for us; you and Reia were beyond helpful and we appreciate it. We want to extend our sincere thanks to the crew for two great weeks cruising aboard M/Y Leonora. The yacht, crew, food, arrangements, and weather could not have better. We had high expectations for the cruise and you and the crew exceeded them. Thanks you again and we hope to see you on another cruise in the future. Chartered Motor Yacht Leonora Sept
Hi Reia - The trip was great and the staff, too. Thanks for the support. I will contact you for our next trip. Thanks again, B. P - Chartered on the Amalfi Coast Aug
Dear Reia, the boat and the crew were fantastic. Each member of the crew was outstanding at what they did and always went the extra mile. For the whole charter everyone was happy and helpful and not once did the standards slip, which I think is pretty impressive. All crew were amazing with the children which made our trip very special. The boat was perfect for us and set up very well for young children. The attention to detail on the boat for us and our guests was immaculate at all times. An absolutely great bunch of people who were fun yet professional. With regards to the itinerary it was a shame the Aegean sea in August is so windy but overall a truly superb trip. Thanks for organizing it. H & L chartered in the East Med in Aug
Hi Chelsea- our holiday was perfect. the boat was great, the islands were beutiful but most of all we enjoyed the crew. the capitan ernesto and his wonderful crew were very nice, friendly and flexible. they made us feel at home and let us make all the decisions. they told us that the most important thing for them is for us to feel good and indeed we felt that. we have only good words for ernesto, olga, rossana and guitano and i would reccomedn this vacation to anyone who can aford it... thanks again. Chartered in Sicily, Aug
Reia, We had a great time on SeaLyon. Everyone on the crew were professional and very helpful. We had one issue with the seas getting rough when we had to anchor out of port one night but other than that everything was great.
So glad we were able to get into port in St Tropez. It really made the trip. I'm traveling a lot and going to be very busy for the next several weeks so decided to email you instead of calling. Thanks for everything. J.G chartered in Sardinia & the Cote D’Azur, July
Dear Chelsea - We are very happy because we spent a great time during the past week on PANDORA, the boat was incredible and the crew was so nice and friendly. We enjoyed it so much we hope we can join them next year. Thank you for all your attentions before, during and after this great trip. I hope to be in contact with you very soon. Thanks again! Gloria. Chartered Pandora in Greece, June.
Hi Reia - We had a wonderful weekend on KOKO. Thanks again for making the arrangements… the crew were fantastic and the cuisine onboard was exceptional. We’re very pleased with our trip and are looking forward to our next charter. Best regards! L & M chartered in St Tropez, July
Dear Chelsea, Everything was great, the Itinerary was amazing, we really enjoy all the places we visited. The crew was really nice, and we have a great time. Steve is a great Captain and would defenetly make again a trip with him. I think our friend rented also a boat from you I recommend him to speak with you for a Charter In Greece, Has he talk to you for a Charter Boat??
Please send the remaining money to Steve account as a tip for all of the crew. Thank you for everything we had a great time, and best regards. - Chartered a motor yacht in May 08 in the Mediterranean.
Dear Trina - We had a wonderful trip on Contessa—will send you a copy of the recommendation we sent to Richard. We had quite rough weather, and it was impossible to fish at Anegada because the water was so roiled up from the storms. But Richard got us there and it was one of the high points of the trip.
I also want to tell you that I appreciate the very professional and conscientious job you did in arranging the charter, vetting the boat (Contessa was everything we wanted—big, roomy, beamy, and very stable) and the crew for us, organizing the fishing licenses, etc. It was a pleasure to work with you/Charter World and assuming we decide to charter again next year will call you.
Jim Kelley, Sailng Yacht Contessa, BVI, March
Hi Reia - Back in Spain now after what was quite simply the most fantastic holiday we have ever had. The boat was excellent but what really made it was the crew who were just wonderful. There were a few tears from the ladies when we had to leave them.
Hi Chelsea, I had a fantastic time, enjoyed the itinerary and jet skis. The captain was absolutely fantastic and I could not fault him in any way. The crew were great. Thank you so much for all your planning and help with this charter. GW chartered in Amalfi
Trina - I'm happy to provide the feed back requested.
First, you (CharterWorld) were great. I will definitely call you again. You were always available,responsive, responsible and prompt. We'd never before "blindly" selected a boat and crew before and I was very uneasy about doing so when I started this process with you. You however made the process easy and your observations,comments suggestions etc were all right on target. Thank you from all of us for doing such a great job. I'm positive the other three will use you if and when they need to arrange something they don't already have contacts for, and we're interested in trying to do something in Greece ,the Med or Croatia with you next. AB, St Lucia and the Grenadines on board MOTU, JAN
Thank you. We had the most amazing time on our trip. Pat and Matt are the best hosts. The food was like you would find at the best restaurants and at every meal. We gained 5 pounds each! We would definitely do another charter but only with Pat and Matt! anyone you recommend them to will not be disappointed at all! You were the best and thank you for all your help planning the wedding/trip. I could not have done it without your help. I told Matt and Pat that you were the only one who got back to be asap and not a week later. We will definitely use charterworld again. We gave your company name to a woman on the plane coming home!!! KR Chartered in the BVI on NSS Pattam, FEB
Reia: This was an incredible experience! I couldn’t be more complimentary of the crew, the boat, the food and the experience. It was one of those occasions when nothing could be faulted and no one wanted it to end. In a word - awesome! P.P from the US chartered from St Maarten Jan
Hello! Happy New Year!
Well, we had the best time ever, the crew was super special with my family, and we really loved the route we took. Everyday was something different, and exciting. We even learned how to scuba, or at least the introductory course. The boat was the perfect size for my family, and Jim and Marilyn , specially Jim, were always there to serve a good drink or some snacks or just to answer questions.
Thank you very much. Chartered in BVI's Dec
Hi Reia - Back in Spain now after what was quite simply the most fantastic holiday we have ever had. The boat was excellent but what really made it was the crew who were just wonderful. There were a few tears from the ladies when we had to leave them.
Brilliant, amazing, spectacular..........Thanks you so much for your help. RP from UK chartered on the Cote D’Azur, Jun
I apologise for not getting back to you sooner regarding feedback on Emotion2. It was a stunning holiday and I believe it was enjoyed by all. We got to experience some amazing beaches, islands and snorkelling. The crew were very accommodating and the boat was very well looked after. Thank you for your time arranging the boat. C.S from South Africa chartered in the Seychelles Jan 08
I promise you a fuller report at a later point but suffice to say that Captain John and the crew were fantastic, the yacht was perfect and the cruise itinerary couldn't have been better. We were looking for the experience of a lifetime and we certainly got it. The only sad thing is that it had to end. It already seems like a long time ago! Thanks Chelsea, We would certainty considering chartering again with you in the future. RW chartered in Tahiti.
I'm sorry but the telephone was not working good in St.Maarten. The Charter was excellent, nice boat and nice crew. The quality of service matched our expectations. We will consider another charter in the future. S. B from Spain chartered in St Maarten, Dec
Dear Chelsea, We had a wonderful trip. Everything was fantastic, We all truly enjoyed it. Boat was great. Crew was excellent. We got 2 nights in St Tropez port !! And one night in port Grimauld. We slept in 6 different places. Including Cannes the last night. We were pleased with the captain and 1st mate. He was willing to do everything we wanted Thanks again for everything. AN from NY chartered in the Sof during July
Dear Chelsea, I just got back into my office. To sum it up my whole family and I agree it was the best vacation we've ever had. The crew was great. The boat was perfect except it was the smallest boat in every harbor but still perfect for our family size. I developed Yacht Envy. The only real problems we encountered was that my family took long showers so we periodically had to take a cold shower and the air conditioning died for our last two nights but the crew did everything they could do to make us comfortable. Thanks for all your help it was a great trip. SK chartered in the SOF.
We could not have had a better time. Marco, Julia and the Dragoon were perfect. As we discussed, I would like to give them a tip of 10% which I will wire to you when I return. You have also been great. Please use us as a reference if you need one. Thanks for everything. MS from NY chartered in Naples/Amalfi, Jul
Reia - Our experience was outstanding! Jean Marc and Danny were very gracious and always went the extra mile. We sailed to Nevis and St. Kitts, St. Barts, Anguilla... and we loved the boat. We can't wait for our next trip and we are thinking about the Greek Islands or the Seychelles for next year. My sincere thanks to you and Clare for all your efforts on our behalf. JB chartered in St Martin in June
Thanks Reia - We really had a most fantastic holiday! And we were so lucky with the weather, we got lots of sunshine right up til our last day. Nick, Eve and Shayna were just brilliant. They really made our trip. Eve is a most amazing cook and we were totally looked after at all times. Nick was able to advise us day to day on the best places to go and we were thrilled with our itinerary. As it turns out, we all loved being at anchor and just getting away from it all, and Nick was more than accommodating at all times for us. So we weren't really fussed about trying to get a berth, once we'd experienced the magic of being at anchor. Shayna looked after us every minute of the day. We really felt so lucky to have such a wonderful team, they know from experience how to make everything run smoothly and cater to the tastes of the client. So thank you Reia for all your wonderful organizing, we have memories to last a long time. Kind regards and many thanks, NH (Chartered on the Cote D’Azur May).
Hey Reia - just back from two amazing weeks sailing around the MED! Seeing the cup was awesome, the boat was awesome and the guy in Ibiza, Ivald, who manages the boat was awesome too! Thanks for making everything run so smoothly - I greatly look forward to working with you next year on my Greece trip!!! THANKS!!!!! CS chartered from Ibiza for America’s Cup
Dear Reia - We had an excellent holiday and we were very content with your service and the boat we hired. We will surely return if we are chartering again. Kind regards, J.B (from Denmark chartered in St Martin Mar)
Thank you Chelsea. We got back last night and had a fantastic trip.The crew were extremely helpful and enjoyable to be around, they knew the local area and I would charter with them again. You have been extremely helpful. Everything worked out great; despite a few hurdles to secure a boat. JP (Chartered Leeward Islands Caribbean March)
Craig was First Class, always available and much appreciated. Grenada was a superb charter area. Excellent sailing conditions with both reliable winds and variety between the rougher Atlantic and smoother Caribbean sides. Fascinating cultural variety too with each island ‘country’ alternating between Eng/Fr/Spanish/Dutch ‘heritage’ with virtually all African population. Highly recommended (D.C from Australia chartered in the Grenadines April)
We had a wonderful holliday on board off the Carrie Michelle. The yacht matched entirely our expectations and the service level off the crew was outstanding. I thank Charterworld for the professional organisation off our trip and wish you a Happy New Year. S.C chartered in Florida, Dec
The charter was fantastic, the boat wonderful, the crew could not be faulted at all, most helpful and always cheerful and they were extremely helpful with all the trouble we had with the lost luggage. The Captain was more than efficient, and Michael's food was extremely good.
Yes we had a wonderful time and will hopefully be going again one day soon. Kind regards, V & S (From Gibraltar, chartering in the Greek Ionian Island in Aug).
Chelsea, it was fabulous! The boat was just beautiful and also roomy, just as I had hoped. It?s 15 years old but beautifully maintained. And we had perfect weather and got several days of good wind. Our skipper was just great too friendly, but not too friendly and really knew what he was doing! W. O From Washington Chartered in the Gulf Islands, Canada Aug.
Trina, Everything went well, no hitches. We went to all our destinations and enjoyed everthing. Frank did a fine job of captaining the boat. We saw some of the biggest yachts in the world. It kept them quite busy. Thank you for all your help in setting up the charter for us.
Boat and crew were great. We had some rough sea’s which made a few nights sleep tough…but to be expected on a boat. The crew was the best part of the trip and they made us feel very at home. Thanks for your help - D.M from US Virgin Islands chartered in St Martin, Mar
Dear Reia: We arrived home one week ago and I wanted to thank you very much for your support, it was a really nice vacation, everyone got amazed for the boat, it was incredible. And the service the crew gave us was also unbeatable, excellent. Thank you for everything.
Kind regards, Ana (From Spain chartered in Turkey Jul).
Hi Reia, Sorry but it's been a bit crazy since my return. Out trip was amazing, we had wonderful weather and the Lagoon 440 was beautiful,
The crew, Andreas and Caroline were Fantastic!!! I would recommend them to anyone. Everyone in my party feels the same way. I'll send you some pic?s when I get them. Thank you again. G. M from USA chartered in Sicily, Sept.
"Hi Reia-It has taken me a few days to get back into the swing of things so I apologize for the delay in answering your email. Here is our feedback...it is a little long.
Our vacation was more than we expected!!! The boat is just fabulous. I would sail on it again anytime or anywhere. It is a very comfortable and luxurious boat. Loved the king sized beds, en suite baths, beautiful wood all over and the AC for hot nights. There was plenty of deck space for everything we wanted to do. It was also outfitted with all the gear we needed for the week...snorkeling gear, kayaks, water skis, fishing rods, shady spots for games and a beautiful saloon.
I can not tell you enough about Luc and Freddie. They were outstanding!!! They started out as our crew and about half way through the vacation we considered them our friends. The kids grew very attached to them. We loved the fact that they could share a different culture with us. The first day it was an adjustment for all of us but after that it was great.
Luc's capability as a captain for such a large and expensive boat was exceptional. He keeps the boat in tip top shape. He let everyone who wanted help sail, which some of us did every day. Others, like me, just enjoyed the views. Luc has a fun personality that we enjoyed very much.
The first thing I can tell you about Freddie is that we all fell in love with her, except our husbands of course! She is not only a fabulous chef cooking us light, exceptionally tasty fare with homemade dessert at every meal, but a wonderfully kind and funny woman. The kids wanted to be around her all the time and peeked in on her while in the galley since so many wonderful smells kept coming from there. It made us hungry all the time! She took very good care of us and spent time playing some cards and teaching us French. We took home some of her best recipes.
The BVI's are gorgeous but what made this trip most special was being with our family, sailing an outstanding boat, and a fabulous crew. We probably took 600-700 pictures and hours of video to remember this special vacation!!!
I would highly recommend this boat and crew to anyone who wants a vacation they will always remember.
Thanks for all your help! Gina" (From the US chartered in the BVI?s in March).
"Just wanted to thank you for all your hard work in putting together a fantastic vacation for us. It was a flawless week with perfect weather, excellent wind, great sails and super accommodations." Susan, chartering in St Martin.
"Dear Chelsea- Many thanks for a great holiday. The yacht was delivered on time and perfectly equipped. The crew delightful and couldn?t have been more accommodating. They knew all about the local area and we would certainly charter with them again."
"Chelsea's service can not be faulted. She was fantastic and assisted us with our arrangements in a prompt and efficient manner. She even went beyond the call of duty to call us during the charter whilst she was on holidays." J.C from London charter in the Caribbean, July.
"Everything went great. My son and I had a great time. D and J ultimately couldn't make it, but it was a Father - son adventure vacation that we'll remember for the rest of our lives. Thanks so much for all your help in setting it up at the last minute. We'll definitely be going back, and I'll work with you to set it up again." B. S from the USA -- chartered in the British Virgin Islands, Caribbean.
Probably one of the best boats and best charters ever. The owners and crew were just suberb.
Yes...we had a great time....more importantly my little boy had a ball." Mr R. B. - from Hong Kong, chartered in Australia.
The boat was amazing and we had the best time. The captain and all the crew where so lovely, they couldn't be more helpful - so much so we gave them a (very good) tip. Capri was so beautiful but you couldn't move for the people, we did all the islands; weather was so hot we just swam, ate and took in the sights. Thanks so much for your help. A. Davies from New Zealand - chartered in Italy.
Reia is a jewel. She is professional, well-informed and caring. I hope to meet her sometime...
"It was great. Captain, crew, location, itinerary? all perfect. Hardest part was leaving and we want to go back next year. In the meantime we are thinking of a similar trip." M. F from Australia - chartered in Fij."
"If I can be fortunate enough to charter again in Europe through CharterWorld, I would insist on using Reia as our consultant. Reia was great, and despite, previous poor experience in Europe with another charter group, CharterWorld delivered exactly what we bargained for." Client from Canada - chartered in Bormes, France.
"Fortunately, our sailing adventure on La Royere II was great! We enjoyed something new everyday. The comfortable boat and great crew, along with beautiful scenery, excellent food, colorful local markets, wonderful people, artistry, flowers, incredible boats, plus the charm of old towns like Ste. Tropez, and the Monastery on Isles de Lerins, kept us engaged and entertained everyday. The crew handled all the details, allowing us to relax and enjoy the decadence of a week of pampering in the beautiful temperate climate along the French Riviera! - What's not to like!!
Although the wind was calm every day but one, Captain Laurent always found us a new and interesting place to explore each day. Both Laurent and his first mate Carole (sp.?) were delightful, very skilled in their roles, and a good fit for us.
Laurent handled all aspects of the boat masterfully! Although we might have enjoyed more direct involvement in sailing the boat the way we are accustomed to back home, we did eventually relax and leave all the work to Laurent! He came up with a wonderful itinerary that ensured plenty of shore time, swimming, hiking, sightseeing, shopping, etc. every day. He was very easy to work with and exceptionally skilled. I would happily recommend him to others.
Carole, was absolutely delightful! Her food preparation was so fresh and delicious everyday. - I put on FIVE POUNDS from her always-enticing culinary wonders! In fact, we all agreed to skip our planned night out to a restaurant, just to enjoy one more of her masterpiece dinners on board! Carole's open, communicative style, and fun-loving sense of humor helped us all 'let our hair down' and added a special charm to our days!
The boat was beautiful. She handled especially well the one day we sailed into 25 knot head winds, providing an exciting start to our week!"
"Reia, Thank you for your service in arranging the boat and crew. Everything came together just as promised, without a hitch, and with no surprises. I will certainly let our friends know how satisfied we are with your services."B. H from the USA chartered on the Cote D'Azur, Sept.
"The boat itself was just perfect. It was comfortable, beautiful, and spacious without being too glitzy like some of the charter boats I've seen. I could live on her! The crew was really, really wonderful. All told, I'd definitely give the yacht five stars!! Thank you for your help. Happy New Year!" Mrs. B.L who chartered with family around Fiji in the South Pacific.
"I have just emailed your post charter feedback to you. It doesn't say nearly enough about how well and hard you worked on this deal. I am a retired commercial real estate broker who understands the importance of the deal-maker in the deal. You are a deal maker of the first order." E. G - chartered in Florida Keys.
"Dear Chelsea, thank you very much for your help. We really enjoyed this time. Venice was good. We liked Croatia. The scenery of Kotor bay is wonderfull. We liked the crew. Thank you very much again." - A. from Russia.
I will never go again without Charter World as my booking agent!
"Back from Corsica - I have to say that the vacations have been unbeateable. The weather perfect, the landscape just marvellous, great crew and what a boat. The only thing is, as you told me, that the boat was too new and some things where not ajusted but even when we had some problems this added the neccesary touch of adventure to the trip. Thanks for evetything. The next trip we are planning is hiring a boat to navigate the Croatian coast. We will initiate the search around November. I hope you can help us with it." - A. L. From Spain.
"Hayley, Our vacation was wonderful, and the best news upon arrival was that we were getting a brand new boat, out at sea for only 6 weeks. Everything went well, didn't even break a glass. Thank you very much for your great administrative work, I'm keeping you in my contacts." P. M from Switzerland.
"We had a wonderful time. The area had changed much since we were there last time. The catamaran was a good choice for us, plenty of room but the sailing to windward was marginal as is typical for these boats. Our boys had a good time. I did speak to a friend who has chartered in the Virgin Islands last year, and he reported that his children were bored after a few days. We were able to stop, swim, beach, shop, windsurf, ride motor scooters, rent a car and travel around the islands, Jet Ski. The family liked the checking in the different islands seeing how the different countries worked, kind of like a movie with exotic locations. I even taught them how to shoot a sun sight with an old sextant (don't use these much in these days of gps). There was enough variation and adventure to satisfy everyone. Thank you for your help." L. R - chartered from St Martin, Caribbean.
'We had a great time on our trip. Thank you for all your help and arrangements. Sailing in the Whitsundays was excellent.The Sunsail staff were as usual excellent in every way?Well once again thanks a lot. We have recommended you to all our friends and actually I hear that our friend's boss is just now organizing his Whitsunday holiday through you. We will certainly be in touch next time we want to charter. Thank you for your help in our great family experience.' N. S from Germany - chartered in the Whitsundays, Australia.
"So overall a good experience, lovely holidays. Maybe next time we will look for a catamaran. I have never got into one of those before, but I did at Sunsail base and the difference in room with the monohull is amazing! So, thank you again for your help, and now let?s go for the next....!!" -- Mr. JM sailing a bareboat in the Caribbean.
'What great PR on your part and very professional. I will send your feedback and I'm confident we will do more business' - B. M from England, charter in Croatia.
'Thanks for sorting all this out and looking forward to G+T++++ and will think of you with every intoxicating sip but only at the end of the day so as not to invalidate your insurance!' - M from England, chartering in Corsica.
'So, thank you Matt for finding us this lovely yacht!!! Without your service so far our production probably would have stalled. I appreciate your help and constant research. Thank you so much!'_ R. M from Germany, chartering in Malta.
"Thanks so much for the offer of the great yacht. She would be fantastic! When I book next time I will surely talk to you and anyone I know in Vancouver interested in chartering anywhere, I will send them your way."
- Mrs L. G.
"We had a great sailing trip in the Abacos and everybody is ready to go sailing again! There are - as always in sailing - lots of stories, but we heroicly mastered them all ;-) Great job! (Finding the boat, organizing the charter and always very friendly and helpful)." -- Mr. Mark E, charterered in the Abacos.
"Charterworld" has proven to be a fantastic resource and your professional service was of great help.
"Reia was completely knowledgeable from the start. I didn?t have to ask a question as she covered all the information I needed to make my decision..." - Mr G.B chartered in British Virgin Islands.
"Everything went smoothly; and the week was great (bar a day of heavy winds and rain), and the sailing was very good. Many thanks for all of your help." Mr A.I. - chartered in St Vincent, Caribbean.
"Thank you for all! It has been great! The skipper was knowledgeable and discreet. My wife says that is one of the best trips in her life! I want to thank you for your help and professional and efficient search for us! Next thing we are thinking is finding a charter for the two of us in the Caribbean for next Christmas. We still have to set up time schedule and place but I would love to hear from you about suggestions about spots and prices. Thank you again." J. R from Spain- chartered in Sicily.
"The holiday was just fabulous as was the service by all the staff at... We will book 2 weeks for next year at the same time, infact i can do that now if you wish. Thank you also for your considerable assistance." - R from London chartered in Croatia.
Hi Reia, Just a quick note to say thank you for sorting it all out. We had a great time, the people there were very helpful, the place is beautiful to look at and the harbours were not crowded. The boat was a little tired, but that was reflected in the price. Thanks again. Kind regards, Nick (From Bahrain, chartered in the Seychelles Mar)
Dear Clare, I came back home from my honeymoon just yesterday. The time on board on Melinda was wonderful, Tonga is a piece of paradise on the earth and even if the weather wasn't good (clouds and rain for almost all the time) the crew was great in finding something to do: they often took us with the dinghy for a walk ashore or for an exploration of the coast around and they had care of us for everything. For all the time we had great sailing, great snorkeling, really good food and it was very interesting to explore the islands where we were anchored for the night. I think we will never forget all the places and all the people we met, overall we will never forget the crew (Christine for her magnificent cakes, Steve for all his stories and for the funny sailing and Mesi for his precision in doing everything). And I will never forget your courtesy and kindness in the organization of this trip. Thank you so much!
Dear Clare sorry for the delay in responding your mail .We travel after Tahiti and only arrived this week. We had a beautiful time and weather that although it rained a couple of times it was overall excellent. The couple of Didier and Pauline couldn’t have been better. Pauline is an outstanding Chef; in fact I told if she came to live to Chile we could become famous opening a restaurant. Didier was always happy and with great disposition to do anything to keep us happy and comfortable.
I am very glad to contact you in this opportunity to tell you how grateful I am to you with the service on contracting OMBRE BLU. I want to congratulate you for everything, the boat is great, I want to thank you for the great days we passed onboard OMBRE BLU, Melissa and Francesco are great persons, and their service is really great, they are very kind. Everything was excellent. Thank you very much again for everything. E.P from Argentina chartered OMBRE BLU in Sicily, Sept 2010
Dear Chelsea, It was really a great week, very pleasant! We enjoyed very much Croatia as well as Kotor/Montenegro. CASSIOPEIA is a modern and comfortable boat. Captain Tomislav and his crew played a key role on making us relax and enjoy the entire week. They are really careful, proactive and professional. We would for sure recommend they for other charters.
Finally, thanks for the excellent job. Despite the short notice you were able to put everything together and all ran really smoothly. L. M from Brazil chartered CASSIOPIEA in Croatia, Sept 2010
Dear Reia - Thank you for your email. We have only returned home today from our holidays. We would like to let you know that we had a really great time onboard Andiamo it was a fantastic experience and definitely to be repeated. The crew really made the trip enjoyable. The children loved the trip and the crew. We would definitely repeat a charter again with the same crew... B.T from Spain chartered MY ANDIAMO in Monaco, Portofino & Corsica in August, 2010
We are back from our arctic adventure and had a wonderful time. Everything went perfectly: the boat was excellent, the captain and crew were positive and helpful beyond our expectations, Martin was a great guide, and the sun was shining almost every day. We saw all of the wildlife we expected, including the most unique narwhale sighting imaginable. We were so impressed that we are considering a trip to Antarctic in December 2011. M.P chartered HANSE EXPLORER in Norway and Svalbard Archipelago in August 2010.
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