April 2018, guests on EXTASEA 2 wrote:
Thank you so, so much for an amazing week aboard Extasea 2. It exceeded any and all expectations. The food was delicious, like eating in a 5 star restaurant at every meal. The snorkeling was amazing and every view breathtaking! Most of all you made us fee so comfortable at the get go.
We will be back!!
Thank you for everything
Jim & Dora Morley,
Costa Mesa, Calif.
Aug 11, 2017, guest on Extasea2 wrote:
A vacation that can't be beat.
My job requires that I travel quite a bit. So, I have had a chance to see a good part of the world and vacation as frequently as I am able to. There is no trip I have taken that even approaches this one. I spend a week on Extasea with Mike Lesley, and my 14 year old son on a "boys" trip before high school starts. Mike and Lesley are 2 of the most welcoming, lovely people you could ever hope to meet. Within a day on the boat you feel like family. Lesley could be a chef at a 5 star restaurant anywhere if that is what she desired - every meal was incredible and was tailored exactly to our tastes. Mike is a fantastic captain, who enjoys sharing his knowledge of sailing (and letting you participate if you want to learn). He is always looking to make each day what you want it to be as guests....we changed our itinerary 3 times during the week as the vacation moved along and Mike didn't mind a bit. You can make this a "relaxing, lounge on a boat" vacation to one with kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, tubing, knee boarding, scuba diving (Mike is a dive master and knows the dive sites in the BVI very well) etc., or anywhere in between. My son and I walked on the boat knowing how unique this vacation was going to be. We walked off feeling like we had made 2 close friends who gave us the vacation of a lifetime.
For us, its not a matter of "if" we will go again....its just a matter of "when"
Jonraap, Salt Lake City, Utah
May 5, 2017, Sharon Piper wrote:
Mike and Lesley were tremendous in their hospitality and friendliness. We sailed the BVI's with them for a week and it was truly a memorable trip. Lesley is a fabulous cook....we all went home a little heavier.... and Mike was the nicest host. You wanted for nothing on board during the entire trip. We had a great time snorkeling/diving, the cat is fully equipped, and the accommodations were spectacular. We sailed many times down in the BVI's and we will certainly go back and spend some time on Extasea with the 2 of them.
Sharon Piper, Long beach, Calif.
Mid-April, 2017, guests on catamaran Extasea said:
We had a brilliant time, it really was a very special holiday. We all loved it, including the boys, and at 16 and 13, that is not always an easily done! They really put Mike’s tender through its paces with endless wakeboarding etc. Mike and Lesley were absolutely great, very relaxed and perfect hosts. Lesley’s food was wonderful and Mike was just great and so patient with our endless activities. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Feb 17, 2017 - Guests on EXTASEA Kim W wrote:
The customer service/meals we received the entire duration of our vacation was exemplary. Mike and Lesley welcomed us into their home and were an integral part of how well our vacation was, they never made us feel we were in their way, or were asking too much. They got to know us as people and shared their family stories as well. Lesley is an outstanding cook, the food was amazing and Mike was a great captain getting us to so many of the best locations within our 5 days. Mike has a great music library and isn't afraid to turn up the volume and have some fun! Lesley brought us snacks at just the right time and both of them were laid back, yet on top of every detail at the same time. Ask Mike to make you a margarita, he makes a mean one!!
It was truly the most fun and relaxing vacation of my life. Worth every Penny!! Id do it every year if I could. I miss Lesley already!!
Book this trip now!! You wont regret it.
Kim W, North Reading, Massachusetts
BEST CHARTER IN BVI's
Jan 3, 2017
Fabulous New Year at Sea! This was our second time on Extasea and for obvious reasons it won't be our last. Mike and Lesley do a superb job in seeing that everything is perfect down to the last detail.
Lesley handled the menu and prepared goumet quality meals all while Mike handled the diving and recreation. Libations were as requested and plentiful.
The only disappointment is when the trip ends as once you're there you wish it could go on forever. From first class accommodations to beautiful scenery this is an experience not to be missed.
TScott, Knoxville, Tennessee
20 January, 2017 quest wrote :
A Perfect Vacation in every way possible
We were a small group of two couples who spent a week aboard the EXTASEA sailing around the BVI. Our hosts Mike and Lesley made us feel welcome immediately and were an absolute pleasure. Mike's exceptional sailing and nautical experience made us feel safe both day and night. Lesley is an excellent chef who amazed us three times a day with her delicious and well presented meals. Together, their hospitality and suggestions on where to go and what to do made our week in paradise even better.
The BVI is gorgeous, the weather wonderful, and you cannot beat the beautiful colors of the Caribbean. Sailing on Extasea, snorkeling, and exploring the islands for a week in January was perfect in every way. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a beautiful and relaxing vacation aboard a boat with delightful hosts.
Nancy F, Colorado.
Forget the Cruise Ships - This is a Great Vacation
Jul 23, 2016 - Guest on Extasea wrote:
We have done several cruise ship and this was the first time sailing in a smaller environment. I don't think we can ever go back on a Cruise Ship again. Captain Mike and his wife Lesley are the best and are lovely people to be around. The food Lesley made for us was first class. On top of sailing we went fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling everyday, SUPboarding, wake boarding and lots of good eating! We went island hoping and a lot of relaxing time. If you do the math and full the boat this is a better value than the big cruise ships. I recommend the Extasea catamaran highly and Mike and Lesley even higher!!
Guests aboard EXTASEA in mid March, 2016, wrote:
Phenomenal! Spectacular! Magnificent! Memorable! The Best! Wateriffic! Beyond Fantastic! These are our thoughts about this trip. We have been so blessed to have you both as our crew. Too many pounds to take home but reflects Lesley's meals from her small kitchen - Superb !! Thank you both for your hospitality and being so accommodating. You made our week in paradise very memorable.
Sue, Beth, John, Rich, Ted and Sherry
Guests aboard EXTASEA in early March, 2016, said:
First, I can't thank you enough for recommending Mike and Lesley Blamey and the Nova yacht charter. They were very fun and the perfect hosts--Mike gave the helm to my husband so he got his sailing fix, the meals were nothing less than superb, provisioning and accommodations outstanding, and the itinerary perfect with lots of flexibility for guest input. By the way, Mike has an amazing music library too. We were so pampered! This was indeed the vacation of a lifetime!
Having said that, we'd all like to charter with them again for a second "vacation of a lifetime!" and will be in contact with you about that.
This charter experience far exceeded my expectations. You clearly recommended to us the very best charter boat captain and mate. They are fantastic to say the least. Their attention to all of our desires, needs and wishes was superb. The food and drink selection was exceptional! Leslie could easily be a master chef at a top of the line restaurant. We still don’t understand how she could manage everything else in addition to exquisite cuisine. Mike instilled in all of us a quiet sense of confidence, solicited our input on daily decisions and provided us with outstanding recommendations when we were undecided. He did so with humor and consideration for all of our needs. He also handled the many boat chores with great aplomb and competence. As a competent sailor in my own right with decades of experience with much offshore sailing experience on our own 45 ft yacht I was very impressed at Mike’s sailing and yacht management experience. Nova is a delight with Mike and Leslie! We are contemplating a future charter with Nova next year.
Peg and I echo Ingo’s comments – Mike and Leslie made this wonderful vacation even more special. The food, sailing, entertainment and general ambiance significantly exceeded our expectations! Mike even let Ingo take the helm for much of our true sailing! The rest of us were more than content to just relax.Thanks again for your wonderful recommendation!
Ditto from Fred and me. Honestly, we hadn't done this before so weren't sure what to expect exactly. However, for the price we expected a pretty amazing experience and Mike and Lesley really delivered. We were NOT disappointed! Mike and Lesley were so warm and welcoming and we connected with them quickly.We can't say enough about the food, as you can see, and we were totally confident in Mike's skills as a Captain. We had a bit of wind and chop on one or two days and we were never anything but totally comfortable.Our vacation was totally relaxing, altogether amazing, and we can't wait to plan our next trip on Nova!
THE WAVES - DONNA, CAREN AND ROSEMARY
22/01/14 - 29/03/14
Your gracious hosting isbeyond comparison. This week has been a wonderful (heartfelt) memory.
Thank you for sharing thiscelebration and adding "vibey" excitement. This wasfantastic bliss!
Chef Lesley = pleasecome to NYC and open a restaurant (make the world a better, happier place!!)
The best vacation EVER!! You are masterful at your craft and the ultimate host and hostess!
Our WAVES trip BVI 2014 will never be forgotten - including our last Dark n Stormy night.
For me you are the yin & yang of the sea. Our 7 days upon Nova was and forever will be a beautiful shared experience for Catamaran aka Caren, Donasea aka Donna and Searose aka Rosemary
May we meet again by landand by sea.
T.SCOTT, VICKY, ABBY +SPENCER JONES
15/03/14 - 21/03/14
We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the fantastic scenery as much as the spectacular food and great drinks.
The diving was phenomenal and all 4 of us appreciated your constant patience and consideration.
We look forward to cruising w/y'all again soon.
Your hospitality was awesome. We could not have dreamed of a better vacation with such wonderful, fun, lovely people.
Thank you for everything - it has been great!!
BILL + SHERI BOUCHER
KEVIN + KIRSTEN GODLESKI
PAUL + ELIZABETH GROSS
01/03/14 - 08/03/14
What a fabulous trip and vacation! We couldn't have imagined a better experience. We loved getting to know you both -
your family history, your boating history, you wonderful personalities!!
The food was out of thisworld, as were the painkillers!!
We are already thinking about our next trip with Y'all!!
Luv ya lots!
P.S. We so loved meeting all your South African friends!
P.S.S. Can we be adopted as South Africans?
BILL + TRACIE EAST
17/2/14 - 24/2/14
We had an awesome time the week!!! What a great fun and relaxing charter. The food was out of this world as well as the personal service and pampering. We are definitely looking forward to our next visit with you!
Hopefully you can say we are the "best" charter you have ever had.
Thanks for a truly great week!!
DAN + KIM KEERS
Words cannot explain the time and experience we shared with you.
We hope to see you again and have more great memories.
P.S. We will always have a place in Indy for our dearest new friends
CHRIS + JENNIFER NORTHERN
We weren't sure what to expect from our trip, - but we have had a trip of a lifetime. We came with four friends and and are leaving with two more.
Thank you so much for your hospitality and great food, but most of all for allowing us to spend our vacation with you.
......until next time!!
DOUG + LAURIE ANDERSON
9/2/14 - 16/2/14
Everything was fabulous,except for parting ways.
We will miss you and hope to return SOON!!
Fair winds and following seas to you
LISA + DAVID MENS
We loved every moment, thefood was fabulous, dives were great,
Our new drink called the "Nova" - awesome!!
MARY KENNEDY + KELLYCORTUM
Thank you so much for a great week on the sea! We couldn't have been more lucky then to get you as our crew,
and now our friends. Amazing food. Thank you again!
THE OURY FAMILY, JAMES ,NICOLE, NOAH (6) KEEGAN (6), LUCA (4) + McKENZIE(2)
29/01/14 - 6/02/14
Thank you SO much for ourfabulous, fun filled holiday.
We had the most amazing time and cannot thank you enough for your lovely hospitality and fabulous ways with our lively crew!
You have given us the sailing bug !! - An absolutely fantastic time had by all.
TOM + DONNA BAUER AND FAMILY
27/12/13 - 05/01/14
Thank you for a wonderful week!
Your kindness, cooking and hospitality were exceptional.
I feel like we are leaving family today, and hope will can remain in touch.
Thank you again!