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Husband's 50th Birthday Surprise Trip - A Bucket List Adventure
"From the minute I contacted Captain Dave I knew I was in good hands, I told him this was a surprise trip and he and Bobbie Rae played along with the surprise right up to the moment my husband boarded the Bel Ami. The trip exceeded our expectations as we enjoyed the beaches, drinks, sun, snorkelling, music, and hiking. Captain Dave was excellent at showing my husband the basics of sailing as well. He took us to many islands so that we could enjoy what we liked to do such as relaxing, socialising, a nice meal, drinks at sunset and a massage at the spa. We enjoyed his accordion playing, singing and harmony by Bobbie Rae. The food preparation by Captain Dave was amazing and he provided great insight on food preparation based only on our inquiries. Fantastic holiday and we would recommend this to anyone! Don't forget to try the key lime pie at Willy T's and spend the evening dancing."
Guest: Janene W.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 13, 2015
"We spent 3 nights in paradise aboard the Safari. My mom had always dreamed of reliving her youth by sailing again, and a new dream to swim with turtles. We were so fortunate to have found the Safari, and even more so to have sailed with Stephen and Julia. They made us feel immediately at home after we experienced some major flight snafus getting to St. Thomas. The first evening was truly spectacular. It felt like Stephen had ordered the perfect sunset sail and Julia wowed us over and over with mouth watering meals throughout the trip. We wanted to escape the crowds, but still see the treasures of the BVI. Stephen and Julia timed everything perfectly so we could get a local feel of the islands we visited. The turtles were elusive, but Julia was determined to find some for my mom, and she did! The snorkeling was out of this world. I could have stayed in the water all day discovering new wonders. When our time came to an end we were all sad to leave and immediately began talking of trying to come back soon. Thank you so much for making our trip so special and one we will never forget!"
Guest: KellyDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 13, 2015
"This was our first family vacation on a chartered yacht and I'd recommend it for anyone! The yacht was clean and well appointed. Captain and Chef were incredible hosts. They took us snorkeling in the most beautiful reefs I've ever seen. We also saw dolphins and swam with turtles. The kids (15 and 11) will never forget this family vacation. Can't wait to book my 50th BDay in Grenada aboard Pride this Sept. We'll be back!!!
Christine and Family"
Guest: Christine H.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 28, 2015
"Our family just returned from a week on Ayacanora with Robert and Rick. We had never sailed for an extended period of time. The trip was a 70th Birthday gift for my mother in law who is a nervous about sailing and the rest of the family are "aspiring" sailors but not quite ready to go out on our own. Roberta and Rick are professionals! My mother in law was sitting co pilot chatting with Roberta most of the week and loving every second! My husband gleaned extremely helpful sailing lessons and knowledge from Roberta and Rick all week. We were all spoiled every moment of everyday by the adventures, experience and beyond amazing food. I was nervous about gaining weight after reading the reviews so I told Roberta prior to our arrival that we wanted very healthy food! She is amazing. The food WAS healthy and literally 5 star restaurant meals. Our family loves to travel and all of us have traveled extensively. All of us agree hands down this was a bucket list trip, we all feel so lucky to have had this special time together enjoying the wind and the sailing, remote and beautiful beaches, the caves, snorkeling, Roberta and Rick's company and exquisite food....the list goes on. A few of us were nervous about the possibility of motion sickness so we brought the wrist bands which we thought was helpful. None of us had problems with motion sickness and at the end of the trip we all agreed being rocked to sleep is totally addicting. Even our two young kids ages 2 & 6 loved it! One of the things we all appreciated was the effort Roberta and Rick made to ensure we were all getting the best of everything. They brought us to special beaches and asked us what was important to us and made it happen. Our family felt so lucky to have experienced this adventure together - truly a trip of a life time!! Thank you Robert & Rick!!"
Guest: Jessica C.Date of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 5, 2015