We had an outstanding trip. Our crew could not have been better. James was technically an exceptional captain and we always felt safe. Prior to the trip he was very accessible which made us feel more comfortable. As the cruise continued I think we got to know him personally and had some very meaningful evening discussions.
Jim was a very accommodating captain. I felt like everything happened very smoothly and with precision. I would highly recommend this crew and yacht. Jess was amazing with food, the boat was always very clean, overall a great experience. Would go again.
Jess’s meals were creative and delicious. She had obviously reviewed our desires and her provisioning was great. The yacht itself met our expectations and was very clean and comfortable. We are already thinking about next year.
James, his wife Vanessa, and chef Jessica 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 Jess (don’t miss her amazing French toast) prepared was wonderful. Cocktails were great (Jess 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.
To have enjoyed this extraordinary natural beauty aboard VSSL was both a treat and a privilege. She is a beautiful and exceedingly well-appointed 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 Skipper and the First Mate who transformed our charter into a dream vacation.
It is what I would call a solid 4.5 star experience. In other words, I give it a 9 out of 10.
© Jodi McKay Books 2016