Let me start by letting you know I wanted “NO” part of this trip! Being stuck on a yacht with two strangers while seasick isn’t my idea of a vacation! After meeting Jose and Pixie at the marina and hearing your welcome aboard speech and rules, my opinion started to change. You made our trip so comfortable by taking us to places with the calmest waters. Pixie always took care of us with food on the table. “cooking with Pixie” was the ONLY show our kids watched while on vacation. Everyday was a new adventure and just as good as the day before. Thank you for everything you did for us and making me feel comfortable with you as part of our extended family. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this trip for everyone at least once! WE will never forget you!
Kevin, we have just finished our charter on Dalliance. It beat all our expectations. Roger and Linda were excellent hosts. They took great
care of us. The itinerary was varied, interesting and fun. We wanted to hike and snorkel. We did that every day. Linda is an excellent
cook. She spoiled us with fabulous meals. Thanks for putting us together with Dalliance. We had a great experience. Mavis
Captain Dave + Desiree
Thank you soooo much for such a fantastic week on Majestic Spirit!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the BVI’s and we know it wouldn’t have been as fun + special if we hadn’t lucked out to choose your yacht!
The food was absolutely 5-Star all-the-way (Thank you Des!) and we are from Chicago – so we know GOOD food!! 🙂
The scuba and snorkeling were so much fun for Craig + Brock + Meredith. Dave’s scuba skills / instruction + finding awesome scuba spots was bar none! Brock will never forget seeing the rare found Nurse Shark on his last dive of the trip with you Dave! Definitely a highlight.
We really want to thank you not only for a wonderful trip, but for going out of your way to go above + beyond each + every day (especially when you had to drive the boat all night long to get us to a hospital!) You guys are the BEST!!
Till next time
Great crew great boat, great time! Thanks Captain Ed and Miss Kathi for making this such a special vacation!
Had a wonderful vacation with an amazing crew. So blessed to make lasting memories with Captain
Ed and Mrs. Kathi. This has been one of the best vacations I have every been on, and it’s all thanks to Captain Ed
And Miss Katy. They are truly amazing and make sure you have the best vacation possible!
It’s hard to believe it’s been only one week since we were enjoying the clear blue waters of the BVI aboard your wonderful yacht !!
Our sea-legs may have righted, our tans may have faded, but our wonderful memories will last a lifetime. We cannot thank you enough for hosting what will surely go down as one of our most cherished family experiences of all time !!
As you can imagine, booking our first trip to the BVI’s was stressful and confusing, not knowing much about anything, and we ultimately trusted the recommendations of Kevin from Mainsail Charters. He reiterated that Bernie and Ruth are the best, that you two know how to make the trip work for families, and that in his many years booking trips, no-one has ever had anything but wonderful things to say about their charters aboard Paradise.
Fair enough, but what he didn’t explain was how wonderfully accommodating, generous and outright charming you two are. You treated us not only to a charter, but you welcomed us into your home, you guided us through a breathtaking natural landscape, and you pampered us with delicious food and entertaining conversation.
Heck, any captain and crew that can accommodate two vegetarians, one carnivore and a kid who doesn’t eat anything but candy and cookies, can silently navigate into crowded bays and still find gentile moorings every night, can treat us to ‘bernie goes nuts’ and ‘ruthie pain killers’ in the same afternoon; can trust two kids with their brand new dinghy, can teach us mah-mah in a single sitting, can lead us to sea-turtles, tarpon, and barracuda within the first hour of arrival, and still help make a coconut-bra just for a deranged 10 year old, well . let’s just say you exceeded all expectations by tenfold (and expectations were pretty darn high coming into it)!
Really, we just wanted to say thank you again for hosting a wonderful trip. We literally can not imagine experiencing the BVI’s without you both. Brace yourselves, we’ll be back real soon !!
We had a really nice time on Stargazer. Everything exceeded our expectations. I couldn’t imagine a better experience. The crew was really the differentiator, they worked tirelessly and we’re constantly trying to make the trip as nice as possible. It was very difficult to say goodbye to Melissa, Diego and Wes. That says a lot!
Hey Kevin, I just wanted to let you know we had such a great time last week aboard Parisdise. The boat is beautiful, the itinerary was just right, swimming and snorkeling were wonderful, the food was so so good, but the thing we loved the most was how welcoming Bernie and Ruthie are. They pretty much open up “their home” to us and made us feel so welcomed. I was worried about this before the trip, 6 days on a small boat could be pretty long if you felt unwelcome. Bernie and Ruthie’s warmth took all those worries away with in the 1st hour. Thank you for recommending Paradise to us, for 1st time Yacht charterers we couldn’t have asked for more and had a better experience.
Thank you so much for the wonderful food and kindness. We loved sailing across the seas into the islands. Thank you again for everything! (Also for trying to open the conch)
Thanks for the outstanding food and hospitality!! Have a great 2015!!
I couldn’t have asked for a better trip across the seas. The day that we stayed at Bitter End I particularly enjoyed.
The food was delicious and everything exceeded my expectations. Thank you very much.
Awesome trip! I could not have asked for e better vacation! You both were amazing hosts to our BVI adventure! Loved the food, boat and crew!
Thank you for the amazing trip. I could not have asked to be on a better boat. The food was so yummy. You both were great hosts. I hope to see you another time.
Happy New Year –
Fabulous hosts. Magnificent views. Delicious meals. Outstanding adventures.
A vacation of a lifetime! Thank you!!
Oh how we enjoyed sailing under the sun on the wonderful boat Breanker! We enjoyed beautiful views and calm seas. We even saw many underwater creatures including octopus and sea turtles and we even saw a few fireworks on NY’s eve.
Oh what a fabulous, extraordinary, special time we had!