Truly amazing vacation! We did a similar trip 2 years ago to the BVI so we knew what to expect - this trip exceeded our expectations. From the moment we got on board, we were welcomed with tremendous hospitality, beautiful accommodations and one of which would turn out to be all of Penny's fantastic meals. It is not easy to keep four children (ages 15-22) occupied + happy for a week - but when diving with Nathan, water activities and great conversations with both Nathan and Penny - this became our kids favorite + most memorable vacations. Every meal was well planned: presented and most of all delicious. We looked forward to Penny's surprises every day. When you do this kind of trip, you normally look for the ship first. We realized after this trip that the crew is most important. Nathan and Penny made our vacation! Hope to see you on another charter real soon. Love the Family T.
Beautiful week in the BVI thanks to our wonderful crew, Nathan and Penelope. Great times from start to finish. Loved the food, drink of the day, diving excursions and times together. The trip exceeded ALL our expectations. Rick is already doing research for a return trip. Thanks for helping us created a lifetime of memories!
Love from the family B.
Nathe + Penny,
This was a vacation of a lifetime. Incredible space, beautiful waters, heavenly company… altogether magical. Sorry we can't compete with the Happy Song acknowledgement, but everything they said is so true. Thank you for facilitating the melding of our two families East Coast / West Coast. Many Many Thanks! You two are a great team xoxo
Oh and from L. H and W : Never a dull moment. We had so much fun on this trip, it tops any other! We really hope we can come back soon… the food was amazing and so was the boat in general. Thanks for everything!
G.J.R & L G.
We've done a lot of different types of vacations - including other dive trips - and I think
this one takes the cake!
Thanks for a week of sun, fun, diving, painkiller (drinks) + excellent family fun!
You guys are a great team.
K. Ham July 2014
It is all true
what we're about to say.
We are on Alegria
and taking a break
with Penny and Nathe
being fantastic and great.
Pennys amazing cooking
and Nathe's navigafort drinks
made our vacation good looking :)
Because we're happy - clap along
… if you feel like sailing with Penny & Nathe
…. if you feel like happiness is the truth
… if you know what happiness is for you
… if you feel that's what you wanna do :
Sailing on Alegria with Penny & Nathe!!
We Loved It!
The Big Family - June 2014 St Maarten, Anguilla and St Barth's
Penny & Nathan, - Many vacations are relaxing and enjoyable. However, the experience we shared with you for a week, which by the way, passed far too quickly, was truly special, and is indelibly marked into our memories.
Watching my family scuba together for the first time was more meaningful than I can adequately express.
WE formed a bond with you both , and we anxiously await the next time we are able to charter with you, hopefully in Dominica! We wish you the best of luck, health and a life of love and happiness together. Your dear friends, Family Simon
To Our Most Amazing Broker ...
Our travels had us all in such a tail spin both coming and going. All self employed and with the Thanksgiving holiday at our feet when we returned....
From finding [broker] to deciding on the boat she could not have been more patient nor helpful, and believe me, I had alot of questions and expectations to be meet. We had traveled to the bvi once before and had an old well kept boat with a captain that could never be replaced we all cried when we said goodbye including the captain. That was in 2007. The things we wanted to change this time was a newer boat and we wanted a chef onboard. The old captain no longer active had us all looking for what we thought was next to impossible to find; a crew that could live up to some very high expectations.
OMG WOW ........ The Alegria was soooooo beautiful, clean , Spacious , easy for all of us to get around , bedrooms like a motor yahct , and then the captain Nathan who moved that boat around like it was his own two feet and was always ready for WHATEVER great humor always helpful knew the bvi like his own home and full of suprises, Then theres Penny. OK so just a little history here. My daughter had the opportunity to be a guest on a [mega] motor yacht 2 years ago, a 150 feet private yacht vacation. Something we will never have the money to do, yes at $40,000 PER person yayaya. The first thing she said was that Pennys cooking is far superior. All I can say is if you are lucky enough to catch this boat with this crew. DO IT. Your imagination can’t even go there. I hope we get the chance to do it again asap, before they are too famous.
Truly Yours, Comptons et Co
our recent week on the Alegria ( December 20-27 2014 );[where do I start...] we loved the fresh baking every day - Penny is an extraordinary cook ! - and everyone looked forward to the meals. We had a very active group , so everyone had a great appetite !
Nathan blowing the conch for meals was a funny, sweet touch... He is a great guy !
And the guys loved the fishing every day - we actually got a large mackerel, which Nathan quickly filetted and it was served at dinner that night with a lovely lemony sauce...
Friends have asked us how we could co-exist with the whole family - and a baby ! - on a boat for A WEEK.Answer : The Alegria is very well laid out - so many platforms and seats , up and down, front and back that it was easy to be by yourself to read or tan, it never felt crowded...
We all love cooking, and we have nothing but praise for the food : The table was laid differently for each meal - different color placemats for lunch and different table cloths every night... The food was presented very attractively, and plentiful. One of my favorites were the tacos shaped like a bowl, filled with the meat mixture... The baby got a mini-one !
One recommendation for the table : Get the battery operated candles ( William Sonoma ) that would have given an even nicer glow to the dinner table...
The crew followed the preference sheet - and more .
Nathan was always concerned for our safety, and went snorkelling with my husband. And although we know the BVI very well, having visited since 1971, the Captain surprised us with lovely, pristine and solitary anchorages we had never seen, every day...
We would love to sail with the Alegria [now onboard new yacht AMARA] again !