Dreaming On is a 47 foot catamaran with three cabins which mean't everyone had their own cabin and head making it very comfortable. The catamaran makes for a very stable ride, both underway and at anchor which reduces the chances of anyone being seasick if it does happen. The cockpit is very roomy and shaded which makes for wonderful meals outside as well as relaxing at anytime of day. The foredeck and trampoline between the hulls at the bow are also nice and roomy so laying out in the sun, or hanging from the hammock is very relaxing. We all liked sitting in the beanbag chairs on the trampoline while underway, a nice, relaxing breeze while watching the waves pass by. Did I mention toys? Dreaming On has two windsurfers, one that can become a paddle board, two kayaks, masks, snorkels, fins, noodles, etc. If they are missing anything, I can't think of it. The kids had a blast, they kayaked, snorkeled, went on the tube pulled by Geoff in the dinghy and windsurfed. We all had lots of relaxing time listening to music and reading, laying about.
Each day we visited a different area. Geoff and Iza know so much about the islands and their history and your itinerary is based on your wants, needs and the weather. I can't say enough good things about the entire trip.
The food onboard was excellent, fresh with great presentation and variety. We enjoyed every meal. Before your trip Geoff and Iza send you a questionnaire which covers everyone's preferences (food, drinks, allergies if any, etc.) and from there Iza develops a great menu. We enjoyed every meal and all were better than we found ashore.
I could go on but in summary, we all had an excellent time and the trip provided us with warm memories we will have with us forever. I would recommend Dreaming On and Geoff and Iza without hesitation to anyone and when we have the chance to return to the Caribbean we will take a charter with them again.
Dreaming On, our award winning Robertson and Caine, Leopard 47 foot, sailing catamaran, is available for exclusive one day, 4 day or 7 day charters in the Virgin Islands.
We would love to share with you the joys of cruising the Virgin Islands, giving you the vacation of a lifetime.
Imagine that idyllic beach...
Imagine clear turquoise water...
Now imagine yourself onboard Dreaming On, sipping a cocktail at anchor in that beautiful bay.
Enjoy the luxury of an exclusive cruise. You choose where you want to go, or what you want to see and we will take you there.
DECK & SYSTEMS
For guests wishing to dive, Dreaming On's crew can arranged diving through Dive BVI
DREAMING ON Crew Profile
Geoff & Iza are an outgoing British couple, who love the outdoors, the sea, the cruising life and meeting new friends. Their Caribbean cruising started in 2003 on their first boat, Dream On, a sailing monohull, and they have been cruising the Caribbean and East Coast USA for 6 years and for over 12,000 miles.
Dreaming On is their second boat, having made the leap from monohull to multihull in 2008.
Separately or together they have lived and worked in the Lebanon, Yemen Arab Republic, Seychelles, Nairobi in Kenya, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Dubai in the UAE.
Geoff was almost born on a boat as his parents were building one during his very early years. By the age of 6 he could safely navigate their motor cruiser. Later he learned to sail in the hectic waters of Portsmouth Harbour in the UK, home of the Royal Navy. He holds a Caribbean Boatmasters License and is also a PADI Rescue Diver.
Geoff has enjoyed a varied career in aviation, mostly in East Africa and Saudi Arabia. Assisted by Iza, he managed the creation of a new tourist seaplane service in Dubai during 2007.
Now as owner/operators of their Leopard 47 catamaran they want to share their enjoyment of cruising the Virgin Islands with you.
Iza has always been a world traveler. She has managed businesses in the Yemen, worked as chef on a charter yacht in the Seychelles, managed exhibitions in London, run her own carpentry business in Kenya, taught information technology in Saudi Arabia. Iza loves exploring, whether it be underwater or seeking that magical secluded bay or deserted island. She is a PADI Rescue Diver Luckily for Geoff, if Iza?s not underwater, out kayaking or beachcombing, she?s enjoying her long-standing passion for cooking.
Iza will pamper you with gourmet meals you will never forget.
Iza has always been a world traveler. She has managed businesses in the Yemen, worked as chef on a charter yacht in the Seychelles, managed exhibitions in London, run her own carpentry business in Kenya, taught information technology in Saudi Arabia.
Iza loves exploring, whether it be underwater or seeking that magical secluded bay or deserted island. She is a PADI Rescue Diver
Luckily for Geoff, if Iza?s not underwater, out kayaking or beachcombing, she?s enjoying her long-standing passion for cooking.
DREAMING ON Specifications
DREAMING ON Testimonials
APRIL 7-14, 2013
Dear Geoff & Iza……..Wow! Where to begin!.....Our time with you aboard the magnificent “Dreaming On” has been nothing short of perfection! How many hats can two people wear…
Captains of a “dream” vessel, Master 5 star Chef.! (Yum!), dish-hand and bartender extraordinaire!, tour guides unparalleled, Activities Managers second to none!, fountains of all BVI knowledge, professional photographers ready to capture the moment, patient and nurturing companions to two small children, but most of all, two of the most wonderful, hospitable people we have had the pleasure of meeting!
All-in-all, you have both, each in your own way, made this holiday intensely pleasurable, full of “firsts” and one we will forever hold as a standard for all our future holidays! Our ‘quality’ family time aboard “Dreaming On” with you both will never be forgotten!
Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts!
Much love and endless thanks.
Barry, Leonie, Dane & Harper – Seattle, WA.
MARCH 30-APRIL 6, 2013
Geoff & Iza. (Captain & Admiral).
Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation! It was amazing! We all had a great time and enjoyed experiencing new adventures. Eric and Luke really enjoyed learning to sail & drive he dinghy.
We are so happy Ella finally learned to enjoy snorkeling, (even if she is a loud snorkeler!).
The food was truly spectacular! We could not have asked for better. The nightly dessert was a highlight of the kids day as the nightly cocktails were a highlight of the parents day.
We are very sad that it has to end and really hope that we are fortunate enough to sail with you again some day soon.
Eric, Rachael, Luke and Ella. NC
Geoff and Iza
We cannot imagine a more beautiful vacation. You have been exceptional hosts, guides, gourmet cooks.
We look forward to seeing you again in Paradise. Rob and Kathy Gabler, Annapolis, MD
Geoff and Iza
Wow!!! What a fantastic time we have had in the BVI! Thanks so very much for the awesome job you both do. Your knowledge of where to go and how to accommodate our interests is amazing. We loved the food, the presentation and the love you have for preparing it, Iza, lots of fresh and nutritious food and we really enjoyed getting to know you!
Wishing you all the best in your future charters. You are the best! Don and Elaine, Portland, OR
Geoff and Iza
What a wonderful time you gave us. You both are amazing! The weather was fabulous, the food incomparable, the beautiful boat so accommodating. We saw the BVI through your eyes. We loved the stories, the weather couldn’t have been better and we are sure you ordered it.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Hopefully we will get to see you again, that would be a treat. Glenn and Jane, Allentown, PA
NEW YEARS 2012-2013
What a great week. I was so excited to share my favourite corner of the world with my niece and her sweet husband. The fact that my two sweet daughters came along only sweetened the week.
Great food, great sails and wonderful time all along. Thanks for the perfect bringing of 2013. Hope the year brings fair winds to you and yours.
Lisa B., Huntsville, Alabama
What a trip! As first time boat trippers, we cannot imagine a more perfect mode of travel. You are such gracious hosts, only adding to the magic of the trip. Jason and I have not been away from our children together. What a treat! Great adventures, fun and exciting sailing, time with some of my most favourite people ever and we feel like we will leave with two new friends!
Cannot thank you enough for the fab food and beautiful memories!!
Lee Ann and Jason, Savannah, Georgia
Dear Iza & Geoff.
What a vacation! The entire Bergstrom clan had a blast on your Dreaming On yacht. What a beauty and the BVI’s are such a fantastic place to explore. Snorkeling, kayaking, hiking. So many fun things to do.
Then there was the food. Need I say I was in Heaven everyday, being waited on like the queen.
Thank you Iza & Geoff for a vacation of a lifetime which I will remember always. I will be dreaming on about Dreaming On and her crew.
Maybe one day we may meet again – we hope. Thank you again & again for an adventure of a lifetime.
Eric, Cindy, Keith, & Craig Bergstrom
Posted on TripAdvisor:
“What could be better?”
What could improve upon warm sandy beaches, crystal clear water filled with vibrant fish, brilliant sunsets, and the relaxing action of the waves?
How about a private charter on a boat with a first-class chef, a friendly and knowledgeable captain, roomy cabins with private baths, loads of toys like kayaks, paddleboards, wind surfing boards, and snorkling equipment? How about stopping in secluded coves, deserted beaches, and island towns at a relaxed pace that still lets you see everything? How about fresh gourmet dinner every night beneath the stars with the quiet sounds of waves lapping on the shores. How about fresh coffee with island sunrises?
Geoff and Iza really do it right-- it feels like they're inviting you into their home, but they're also there to pamper you with evening cocktails and fantastic dinners. It's hard to believe that a boat can improve upon a tropical paradise, but I just can't imagine a better experience in the BVI.
Eric, Cindy, Keith and Craig
S Carolina, Delaware and California
NOVEMBER 2012 - Perryman
It was amazing and wonderful! Back to reality is hard. Geoff and Iza are absolutely gracious hosts and such fun too! Dreaming On was exceptionally clean and well maintained-- a beautiful yacht! From meeting us at the ferry dock in West End, to taking professional quality photos of our many activities (over 200 pictures), to the 5 star meals, teaching the kids to paddle board and wind surf and SAIL-- wow! The knowledge of the islands and history was great, but they didn't stop with that-- we even had Thanksgiving trivia! The snorkel spots and dive partners were also great as were lunch and dinner suggestions. Iza is an awesome chef and Geoff makes great cocktails. As we sailed or moored or anchored Geoff and Iza worked together seamlessly. I know that this teamwork isn't always easy as Drew and I have done this on our 30 foot Baja down the inter-coastal waterway before kids, ha! Jason, 13 and Haley, 11 had a most active and enjoyable time-- raising the Jolly Roger, all the water sports-- tubing, paddle board, kayak, and wind surfing-- helping catch the mooring ball, selecting the music, oh, and quietly reading in the hammock on the bow. Geoff and Iza made charting Dreaming On a vacation to be remembered and hopefully returned to someday.
Beth, Drew, Jason, Haley and Janette
N. Carolina – Novemberm 2012
NOVEMBER 2012 - Neufeld
Our very first chartered sailing trip and thanks to both of you, certainly not our last.
The sailing, beaches, meals were wonderful, but most of all, we enjoyed your delightful company and great conversation.
See you again soon.
Joe and Randa, Montreal – November 2012
OCTOBER 2012 - Upton
Dear Geoff and Iza
Thank you so very much for making the start of our honeymoon so remarkable. It will be a hard act to follow – the fantastic meals, splendid preparation, the wine and the conversation, all amazing.
Your expert knowledge, and all the history you recounted, demonstrated time and time again just what a professional pair you are.
Thank you so much for accommodating our timetable and being so flexible in our daily itinerary.
We look forward to coming back and again and exploring some more.
All our best, Chris and Kristen
San Antonio – October 2012
JULY 2012 - Abogabir family
Geoff and Iza
It was a pleasure for our family to have spent this fantastic week with you.
Service delivered was exactly as promised: excellent! You both were always willing and able. One finds this degree of compromise rarely found and we really thank you for that, especially as we came here from far.
Muchas gracias por todo!! Mey bueno el viaje. Victoria Abogabir (Age 15)
Hugs and Kisses
The Abogabir Aldunate family
Santiago, Chile July 2012
JULY 2012 - 25TH ANNIVERSARY VOW RENWAL
Dear Iza and Geoff
Dreaming On is where dreams come true!
Our journey with you has been one surprise after another. I love all your attention to detail. We started this adventure to celebrate our 25th renewal of vows. I love that we chose you to make it such an amazing day. It started with a double rainbow, flowers on the beach, sharing our vows before God and friends with sand between our toes. The day was perfect! We will have so many stories to share when we return to Cape Cod.
Thank you so very much! We hope to witness future sunsets with you one day.
Enjoying our journey.
Lisa and Peter, Cape Cod, MA
Dear Geoff and Iza
Thank you for the most amazing 10 day adventure. This was an experience of a lifetime! Thank you for always taking the time and extra care in everything you did.
To be part of Lisa and Peter’s 25th Wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewals was just spectacular. Nothing could have been better.
The sights seen, the food devoured, the drinks drunk, and the laughs bellowing through the BVI valleys could have never been possible without the two of you!
What a great trip and thank you again for being a part of “our” beautiful journey!
All the best, Lynn
Boston July 2012
Dear Geoff & Iza.
What an amazing vacation we’ve had!
Dreaming On is such a beautiful boat and you both have been so kind and so gracious to our family. The children will always remember these memories on board where they learned to do so many new things with your guidance.
Iza’s culinary skills are superb! The best food ever! We have enjoyed every moment. Thank you!!
Gabriela, Tommy, Eva, Tomaso, & Emilia, San Juan, PR.
Dearest Geoff & Liza,
Thank you so much for taking us on this wonderul adventure fo the BVI ~ it has been the vacation of a lifetime ~ one we will cherish forever!! The delicious meals, the beautiful sports and all the fun watersports ~ not to mention the fabulous "PAINKILLERS" are all one big blur of enjoyment. The trip was everything we hopeed for and more! It was lovely getting to know you both. We wish you well on the open seas!! Much love and gratitude, The Gibbs Family
We just returned from a week aboard Dreaming On with Geoff and Iza cruising from St. Thomas to various islands in the BVI and finishing up in Soper's Hole in Tortola. For my wife and I and our two teenagers it was like being taken around the islands by good friends who want to show you everything they love about the place.
Kraycar party - October 2011
The vacation was absolutely amazing!!! It was such a magical
experience and Geoff and Iza are two of the main reasons for that. I
can't say enough about the hospitality they offered, their kindness,
the comfort, they are the ultimate in hosting this type of trip. To
say that they exceeded our expectations is an understatement.
The food was a 15 out of 10, every meal was better than the last.
Homemade bread every day!!!! Iza made sure that all of our requests
were met when it came to the menu. She was even considerate enough to
remember which one of us didn't like eggs and also made the portion
sizes perfect for each individual. The four of us all love to eat and
enjoy good food and her food was above and beyond. I have requested
all of her recipes but I don't think I will be able to replicate her
touch when it came to preparing our meals.
The boat was always clean and unfortunately Geoff and Iza spent quite
a bit of time picking up after us.... We found the boat to be the
perfect size for us, the best part was the front bow with the
trampolines. Laying out there when the sails were up and we were
crashing into the waves was an experience we will never forget. I
should also mention the hammock and being able to drink a mimosa while
laying out there in the morning sun was wonderful. The cabins were
clean and bathrooms were always clean. The outside dining table was
the only place we ate, the fact that it was shaded and out of the sun
was perfect and the seating was so comfortable. Oh, and I would be
re-missed if I didn't mention the table settings that she had. Please
see the attached pictures, one of which is our Halloween table. Like
I said, the thought, the time, the effort that was put into our
vacation is unmatched.
Geoff was a wonderful captain. Our itinerary was perfect and it
allowed us to see what we wanted, the only flaw was that we didn't
have more time to continue our journey. We can't wait to book our
next trip with Geoff and Iza and see some of the other islands we
weren't able to squeeze in this trip. I have traveled all over the
world and between the four of us on this trip we have covered most of
the world. This was by far the best vacation I have had. I have a
villa booked in St. John for a week in January and we are trying to
figure out a way to cancel and stay with Geoff and Iza instead. If we
can't cancel then we will be with them for at least two nights and go
to the full moon party.
I think this summarizes our experience and provides with the feedback
you are looking for. If you are looking for more detail please let me
know. Bottom line, Geoff and Iza are the best of the best! The trip
wouldn't have been half as wonderful if we had a different crew.
There hasn't been a day so far that we haven't said "I miss Geoff and
We're safely home, our children back to work in London, and we all now wanted to thank you both for making our Virgin Island charter such a memorable experience and a perfect family holiday.
Your hospitality was superb, with a balance of attention, while allowing us space to spend time as a family. Iza's cooking was everything the website suggested. Your sensitivity towards Fatima's sea legs helped make the trip a resounding success. She has been enthusing about the sailing since the day we returned home, so I have no doubt we will be back for another trip on Dreaming On.
We were guests aboard Dreaming On with Geoff and Iza from April 15-22, 2011 and had the best time! This was our best family vacation ever. Our twin boys (age 14) and my husband and I felt at home the entire week and were so pampered that I was completely relaxed and had no cares at all.
Geoff and Iza are the best hosts and were extremely flexible with us offering a number of options/plans for the week. They catered the itinerary and meals to our preferences. The meals were truly gourmet. My husband continues to comment how every day we felt as if we were in a 4-star restaurant being served our meals in paradise.
The boat itself was also very spacious and allowed us plenty of room to spread out and relax. This was our first sailing trip and we were a bit nervous but we all found the accommodations to be extremely comfortable.
The boys had a blast going new places every day and they especially loved knee-boarding and tubing. Geoff was so patient with them and took them out a number of times over the course of the week.
This trip allowed us to be very close as a family and experience a different adventure every day. I could not imagine a better vacation with better hosts.
Thanks Geoff and Iza for allowing us to spend a week aboard Dreaming On. It truly was our best vacation ever.
Christophe, Aude, Thomas, Capucine and Thibault. New York - April 2011
Years ago our family had a dream, a family cruise on a exclusive boat. Dreaming On is a dream that will never be forgotten !!
We felt at home, because the food was excellent and refined.... Your breads... your apple crumble... your pancakes and French toast....
We discovered magic beaches, magic bays; sometimes we found ourselves in the middle of an aquarium.
Thanks to your special attentions for members of the family! We were in paradise in the real life.
You transmit to us during those seven days your passion for the sea, for nature and for sailing.
We miss you already !!!!!
Thank you so much !!!
Rick, Ann, Kyle and Drew. Washington State - March 2011
We had a fantastic week with Geoff and Iza on their floating home, Dreaming On. Some of our family members had reservations before going on the trip of how we would get along in tight quarters for a week with people we had never met. We can honestly say that Geoff and Iza made us feel comfortable and were so easy to be around; our fears were soon dispelled. Seriously, the week went fast without any time of feeling we needed our own space. They gave you space and they seemed to sense it, before we realized it, that it would be nice to be only with our family. They truly were a joy to be around.
Geoff and Iza let us help with the boat and sailing, but didn’t expect us to. We wanted to learn and offered to help and only then did they accept the assistance. We had fun learning some sailing and “captaining” of the boat.
The food was wonderful! Iza is very talented. She was organized and had fresh ingredients and a great blend and variety. We had various fish dishes, pork, steak and chicken! She even prepared to perfection some fish we caught. She was easy going and “went with the flow”. A few meals we elected to eat on the Island we were visiting. Geoff and Iza always wanted us to do what worked best for us! One of our kids wouldn’t eat “green” food (vegetables); Iza always had something extra for him when we had our salad!
The sailing was awesome! We learned and we relaxed. Iza and Geoff had great snorkel and diving suggestions. We knee boarded and kayaked. They always were eager to assist us in any way; we wanted to see some NCAA tournament basketball games and they called to places to see where we could find a T.V. They were accommodating in ALL ways.
We, unequivocally, would highly recommend renting Dreaming On to couples and/or families. We had the vacation of a lifetime and would do this again in a second.
Tim, Renee and Family. Toronto - February 2011
Congratulations on your good fortune to have found the perfect hosts of the British Virgin Islands. Geoff and Iza, and their luxury catamaran Dreaming On, are very well equipped to make everyone on your sailing adventure relaxed and happy.
On our trip, we set sail and explored the many different islands in the BVI. We visited beautiful beaches and water caves, explored deserted islands, stopped at shops, restaurants, resorts and did much much more. Our group had people with various recreational requests ranging from total relaxation to total adventure - and Geoff and Iza made sure every-one's needs were taken care of. Our activities included slumbering in the hammock, trying various motor water sports including tubing and knee-boarding, snorkelling and exploring, all the while being well fed with gourmet meals and snacks, and also enjoying fine wine and discrete but delightful company at night.
From the chocolates presented on our beds each evening, to our favourite breads being made for us for a snack every morning, we felt taken care of in every way. Leaving the boat felt like we were leaving our comfortable home. Our trip ignited a taste for sailing that will live with our entire family - although we all agreed we're not sure how we could go on another sailing trip without Geoff and Iza.
Congratulations on finding these excellent hosts - have fun and wear sunscreen!
DREAMING ON Specifications
|LENGTH||47ft (14.3m)||BEAM||24ft (7.3m)||DRAFT||4ft 8in (1.4m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2003||BUILDER||Robertson & Caine||DESIGNER||Alex Simonis|
|GUESTS||6||CREW||Captain Geoff Prower & Chef Iza Prower||REFIT||2009|
|SPEED||9kts / 11kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Virgin Islands (British)|
|ENGINES||2 X yanmar 54 HP|
DREAMING ON Accommodations
DREAMING ON can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins.
All three guest cabins have a queen size bed, with ensuite shower and toilet.
DREAMING ON is fully air conditioned through out. The voltage onboard is 110 volts. Smoking is allowed on aft transom only. Flat-screen TVs and DVD players in each guest cabin. Hair dryers are provided aboard. DREAMING ON´s crew has separate heads and shower. Guests are not allowed to bring pets onboard.
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