9-16 April, 2017 ~ Special Beyond Belief!
John & Shirelle,
Where to begin? What an amazing vacation you provided us with, special beyond belief! Every day your smiles and warmth were so genuine and we cannot thank you enough. Even having sailed the BVIs before, the two of you made it seem like our first time; amazing coves, food & laughs. Thank you for your kindness and love towards our kids – they are leaving with incredible memories. You both are so amazing at your jobs and always doing it with a smile!! And thank you for coming along on our Michael Beans adventure 😊 You made it bearable! Thank you again so much for absolutely everything. We will miss you both so, so much!!
Love, Jenny, Jax & Jeff
Dear John & Shirelle,
What an incredible week!! We can’t begin to thank you for another vacation of a lifetime. You two were the best hosts and showered us with amazing food, company, conversation, beautiful rooms, wonderful snorkeling and so many fun adventures. You made sure our families made a million new beautiful memories and we thank you so much for every detail that made our trip so special. We miss you and hope to see you on another voyage soon!
With love and gratitude,
Malia, Dave, Taylor, Sadie & Luke
9-16 March, 2017 - Feedback to Broker:
What was your first impression of the yacht? = Beautiful. Clean.Comfortable. The deck space on the stern is wonderful for catching up with each other and lounging around. The girls spent all their time on the bow lounging on the hammocks and the wonderful seating area.
Was advertised equipment onboard and in good condition? - The boat was in excellent condition.
Did the skipper/hostess make you feel welcome and comfortable onboard? -YES!! John and Shirelle were fantastic.
Please provide specific comments regarding your skipper and hostess. - John and Shirelle wre welcoming and respectful of our space on the boat. Over the week we developed a very good relationship with them. They are both great at what they do and make you feel comfortable and relaxed.
Were the meals and beverages as you expected? - The food was excellent. Bu there was far too much of it!! Next time I would reduce the portion size a lot. We literally ran out of room and hardly touched the last meals which we felt really bad about. :-)
If you made any special requests were they met? - Yes. We had a delicious birthday dinner our second night and Shirelle even made the cake I had sent the recipe for. They are still dreaming about that meal!!! And a few others!!!
Would you recommend this yacht for a charter vacation? - YES!!!! 100%
9-16th March, 2017 ~ Perfect!!
John & Shirelle,
Thank you for an “amazing” week on Amazing Blues. You met the challenge of our arrival in the incredibly unusual weather with much appreciated enthusiasm, we certainly hope you never have to dig out the red raincoat again, ever!
We loved the boat, everything was perfect! Shirelle wowed us with one fantastic meal after another and was so kind to share her recipes with us! Hopefully we can recreate them, if not, we’ll just have to come back! We enjoyed all the food sooooo much we couldn’t fit in another bite by the end of the trip… The birthday dinner was a huge success.
We loved the adventures on the rolling seas, beautiful beaches and of course the eternal fishing in hope of catching more than a snack!
The entire trip was perfect, everything was well thought out and executed perfectly. Our nightly briefings on the next day’s excursion was fun ~ even though none of us could remember exactly what the plan was in the morning. We loved, loved, loved this trip and will do it again!
Josh, Philippe, Charlie, Luc & Becca
Thank you so much!! Seeing the sting ray on the dive was incredible, thank you so much for taking me. Izzy
Thank you so much!! This week was so, so amazing!! Becca
Thanks for all the cocktails and good memories! Luc
Well done! Philippe
January 15-20, 2017 ~ Spectacular!!
Our family had the pleasure to spend four days on the Amazing Blues. My mom, sister and I had so much fun! We went snorkeling off of several islands and saw some amazing reefs and unique fish. We went to a canopy tour on Tortola Island for the first time! It was a cool experience. Each morning after breakfast our dear Captain John proposed several plans for the day and we chose what seemed the most interesting to us.
Captain John is kind, funny and very helpful, even took us tubing. That was an adventure!
As we requested vegan and non-gluten meals for the four days on the Amazing Blues,Chef Shirelle tackled the challenge with grace. She cooked delicious breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner and of course dessert! Some of our favorite items:almond pilaf hummus, tuna (yes, we ate fish), quiche, endless tasty salads, key lime pie, so much! She is very sweet,kind and it was such a pleasure to have met her! The harmony on the catamaran was spectacular!
Please read this wonderful review from guests on Blues....
December 19 - 26, 2016 ~ BVI ~ Remarkable!!
We chartered the Amazing Blues catamaran in Dec 2016 and had the most wonderful time! If you can, charter Amazing Blues and be prepared for the most fantastic captain and first mate/chef, John and Shirelle. I almost cried when we had to leave...that's how awesome they were. We have A LOT of food sensitivities/health issues in the family and Shirelle bent over backwards to make sure everyone stayed healthy and incredibly well fed. Remarkable feat!
September 18-25, 2016 ~ Virgin Islands ~ Perfect!
Overall Rating: 5. (5 being the highest 0 being the lowest.)
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Crew was very friendly and accommodating. We could tell they truly enjoy hospitality.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Yacht was gorgeous and well taken care of.
3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes
4. Was the food good and well presented? Food was perfect for our tastes. Fabulous chef....great presentation
5. Did you like the area you sailed? Perfect
6. Additional comments on your charter? I would highly recommend Captain Will and Chef Kenetha, Amazing Blues is a fabulous vessel and this was probably the best charter ever. The crew took great care of us and was highly professional.
August 6-13, 2016 – Amazing BVI!
Amazing week with an amazing captain! Will was awesome and attended to our every need. The water sports, visits to the islands, food and boat were wonderful! Rene worked to accommodate us with all meals - Delicious!! We will be back!
"Here's to tall ships. Here's to small ships. Here's to all the ships on the sea. But the BEST ships are friendships!"
Thanks Will & Rene for a GREAT week!
Dana, Hope, Scott, Kim, Gene & DeanaJuly 15 - 22, 2016 - Amazing!
It was very interesting all the places that Will took us and it was very nice. The food was excellent, very colorful and it was so very tasty. We got to celebrate Will’s birthday with a cake that was delicious!
The crew was the BEST, and this ship is amazing because of Will & Billy! We shared many fun days and saw many gorgeous places.
Thank you all very much for the excellent adventure. You made it wonderful, as was the food and the memories. We will be back next year!!
Andrea, Dario, Franco, Delfina, Silvana, Jose, Federico & Julia
June 5 - 11, 2016 - Complete Satisfaction!
I just wanted to send a short note relaying our satisfaction with the catamaran charter we undertook last week. Satisfaction is an understatement, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The boat was fantastic, we appreciated the fine furnishing, spacious ( for a boat) rooms, ample seating area and comforts on board. Will, the captain was really great for our group. He interacted fantastically with our varied group (children, young adults and my husband and I), always providing great ideas be it sailing, snorkeling, water sports or island activities. His knowledge of the area was very enlightening and we thoroughly enjoyed having him as our captain. Sher was our last minute chef and worked out great also. John and I dine out considerable in fine restaurants all over the world and we were very impressed with her culinary skills, she also was extremely gracious in accommodating my unusual diet and the children's finicky diets. Again—we want to convey our appreciation for the fine work everyone did to make our family vacation so special.
20-29 May 2016 -BVI_ Had the time of our lives
Our Amazing Blues BVI Adventure was truly a “once in a lifetime” experience! The boat was perfect and offered a wide range of water sports to accommodate all eight of us and allowed us to adapt to the great diversity of our needs, as we motored and sailed through the BVI’s. With all the creature comforts and activities offered, the highlight of the trip was the gracious and professional crew! One of our trip goals was diving in the BVI’s. Will, certified dive master, crafted excellent dive plans that gave us the opportunity to fully experience the variety of underwater life all around the reefs. He was knowledgeable of reef life and was able to point out the many different highlights of the various creatures, plus the unique features of each dive site, like sunken ships, geographic anomalies, and current dive conditions. For those on the boat that were not divers, Will created opportunities to snorkel, paddle board, or use the water scooters. Another highlight of the trip was the phenomenal chef. Everyone savored the many delicious meals. The meals and snacks could not be resisted. The crew made the experience. Always focused on safety and making each experience unique and memorable. This experience can only be described as FANTASTIC!!! What a wonderful time. You two were great. Enjoyed very much. Thank you so much. Your friends, Lynda & Dave
An awesome experience. The crew could not have been more accommodating.
Randall & Vickie
Had the time of our lives, fantastic crew. Going home with lots of memories.
Randy & Jeanette
Special places, special crew. What a pleasure to know you and spend time together in and out of the water. Unforgettable. Thank you isn’t enough. Tim
Thanks for the coral and reef experience. Kirt
March 2016 - BVI - Loved Every Minute!
Captain Will did a great job. He knows the BVI landscape and how to be in the right place at the right time. He was also a very good boat handler and a good sailor. I highly recommend him to any of my friends. The food, drinks, service,leisure activities and overall experience were all excellent!Many grateful thanks to Captain Will and Rene. Bravo!! Richard
We love Amazing Blues and will have the blues when we leave. Captain Will and Rene are perfect! Debra
Thank you for taking such good care of us! We had a lovely time and loved every minute of it!Amy and David
March 6-11, 2016 - Fun times!
Pick up at the west end, meet and greet and off to Norman Island! Snorkeling and swimming, lots of fish! The Privateer Bay Caves were awesome!Every meal was 5 star, thank you Chef Rene! Your hard work was greatly appreciated! Captain Will & Rene made our week perfect!Island adventures on Virgin Gorda; a hike to the baths and the cab ride was fun (chickens, goats, giant boulders!) Anegada Island never disappoints! Lovely bay, and dinner on the beach with everyone was a great way to end the day.Too many fun times to list them all! Amazing Blues was the best week! Thank you to Captain Will and Rene!!Michael, Ursula, Austin, Mary, Bill, Theresa, Madeline, Kaylea and Monica