August 10-17, 2016, St. Maarten ~ Fantastic!
Our week on Good Vibrations was FANTASTIC! We were treated like kings and queens by Don& Petra while exploring the incredible beauty of these islands. It was a rare chance for us to spend uninterrupted time together as a family. We ate delicious food at all meals and were tugged along on the tube all day by Don. It was one of the most incredible family vacations we’ve had! Don was an expert captain, making us feel safe and taken care of at all times, and Petra tended to all our needs. We can’t wait to come back. In the meantime, we have incredible memories to take home.
Jon, Heather, Meredith, Max & Ellie
Comments in first section below are from Captain John's previous charter guests prior to Good Vibrations
Our captain John Yoxall was quite simply the best skipper we've ever sailed with. The safety of his guests was always priority #1 throughout the charter… We came to realize that John considers one of his roles as skipper to be Ambassador to the BVI for his guests, a role he performed beyond expectations… John had wonderfully entertaining stories about the history of the BVI. It's safe to say that John's talents on the grill were exceeded only by his bartending skills. His wine selections were well received by our group...Vic & Marnie S
Simply unbelievable! This tops all of our sailing trips! The crew was wonderful, visuals once again divine and Captain John entertaining as well as best in his class. Sorry to leave, great memories forever. Brent & Alex S.
Captain John, we have had an exceptional and fabulous holiday on board. The congeniality of all was above and beyond. Come and see us in Naples. Suzie & Graham L.
What an incredible week, sun, sailing super crew! Many many thanks to Captain John and crew for a lovely relaxing holiday. Ashleigh B. & Howard G.
Thank you for a truly fabulous week. Everything was just great. Jeff B.
Fabulous!!! Great weather, great crew, wonderful service. Best wishes, B. Family
May 14 - 21, 2016
Captain Don, Petra & Josie, the best crew!
Thank you so much for taking great care of us, we had the best time and will miss you all.
Petra, we will mostly miss your energy and contagious laugh!
Donovan and Marie
Thank you so much, best trip ever!
Jim and Kelly
Virgin Islands - April 2016 - Last minute replacement charter
I'm not sure we have ever been on such a fun and relaxing trip. Claire and I felt 'no worries'. The yacht was everything and more than we could have expected. It was great. The room, the finishes, everything about the yacht was first class. It stood out and folks always commented on the color. Dinghies would come around at night to view all the tarpon swimming under and around the vessel due to the spectacular underwater lights.
The crew was first class. They knew exactly where to go, when to go and what to do when we got there. It was amazing to us how many folks knew Petra and how many folks she knew. On shore, or passing another yacht in the water, many folks seemed to know here and wished everyone well. Here cooking skills are incredible. We NEVER had a meal that was not over the top. She was great.
Jose' was amazing. She was always there to get us whatever we needed and would never let our glass run dry, no matter what it was filled with. She truly cared and was concerned about our happiness and well-being. Wonderful mate.
Captain Don was a breath of fresh air. He kidded around and was always working on something aboard to make it better. He was more than accommodating in taking us ashore or wherever we wanted to go. He was a history book of the homes on the islands and the vessels in the water.
Again, I cannot stress enough how great our trip was. We will definitely plan another. Maybe this time with our children. Thank YOU for doing everything in your power to make this trip possible.
Steve & Claire
Thank you so much for such a wonderful week. You have been an amazing crew. Petra the food has been out of the world. Don I hope my two boys, who are pilots get to meet you some day. They would be so envious of your travels. Josee you are one of the sweetest and most beautiful Canadians I have ever met. I wish the very best for all of you and will pray that we get to see each other again. Steve and I have never been on a trip like this.You guys rock. You always knew where to go and what to do and how to do it when we got there! You're a great team. We love you Steve and Claire This has been a fabulous trip. The islands, the food, the company has been wonderful. Each stop became our next favourite so each time and stop was better than the previous. Our trip that was equal was white water rafting the Grand Canyon twice. You took such great care of us each day. Thank you.
You guys rock. You always knew where to go and what to do and how to do it when we got there! You're a great team. We love you Steve and Claire
This has been a fabulous trip. The islands, the food, the company has been wonderful. Each stop became our next favourite so each time and stop was better than the previous. Our trip that was equal was white water rafting the Grand Canyon twice. You took such great care of us each day. Thank you for a wonderful trip. Debbie and Chuck.
Virgin Islands - April 2016 - Last minute replacement charter
We had a fabulous time! Lynne, you and Joe went out of your way to please us given all of the issues that occurred with boats and crews. Good Vibrations was beyond my expectations. The boat was beautiful and so comfortable and one of the prettiest catamarans in the BVI's. Petra was so helpful in many ways, helping plan our days, our routes and our meals. She was in close contact with me by phone and texting from the time I knew Good Vibrations was to be our charter until we stepped bare footed on the boat. Petra and Josee even called me after we returned home to make sure we were all safe. Her menus and cooking were perfect from the presentation of the meals to enjoying the wonderful tastes! Josee treated us like Kings and Queens always offering us drinks (which we usually gladly accepted), setting beautiful tables and keeping our rooms as if we were in a 5 star Hotel. Good thing Don is young. He was busy doing the usual captain work of maintaining little issues that always need attention on beautiful boats and of course pulling out all the toys that we would decide we wanted for that day as well as toting all 8 of us around to the local beach bars in the tender. The charter was a trip to remember. So much beauty and peacefulness was seen in the BVI and many memories made amongst all of us including the crew. I hope to be able to do it again - it's an experience of a lifetime!
Thank you again for taking such good care of us.
This past week on Good Vibrations with you was by far our most memorable and fabulous trip to the BVI!! Not only was the scenery breathtaking, but your warmth, great sense of humor, and of course the exquisite cuisine made this a true week of heaven for families. We will never forget Captain Fung Fook with all his “buddies”, nor will we forget the super cool Petra whose personality and unforgettable laugh will stay with us forever. Best wishes to both of you for 2016. We would love to stay in touch. We promise to send you new customers and if you are in Miami or Minneapolis, you have a home to stay at, although we can’t promise meals as good as Petra’s. Many Thanks!!
Dave, Michelle, Sophie, Ron Sonia, Sarah and Jacob.
Just wanted to tell you we had a fantastic cruise - easily our best ever - with Petra and Don on Good Vibrations. The boat is wonderful - clean, spacious, comfortable and beautifully maintained. But what really made the trip for us was Petra and Don. Petra is, as you said, an amazing chef; every meal was special, lovingly prepared and beautifully presented. As a cruise director, Petra took us expertly under her wing, using her enthusiasm and knowledge of the islands to create an itinerary that maximized the amount of enjoyment we got from our time.
Don was also a joy - calm and competent, thoroughly knowledgeable, always in good humor, terrific company
and great with the younger folks. By the second day, we felt as though both of these fine people were old friends.
Guests aboard Good Vibe/ Evaluation Questionnaire
Were you able to locate and board your yacht easily and at the agreed time? Were you cordially greeted by your crew?
Yes the yacht was ready and waiting and the crew welcomed us like family.
How would you describe the state of your Charter Yacht?
It was a beautiful. Of all the yachts we saw all week, it was always the prettiest.
Were all the advertised equipment onboard and in good condition?
Yes, and we used most all of them.
How would you describe your Captain and Crew?
They were knowledgeable and warm. They treated us like family and the food was awesome.
Were you able to partake in the activities and itinerary you desired?
Yes, they accommodated all our wishes and even made some awesome suggestions.
What were your favorite activities and highlights during your Charter?
We loved the snorkeling. Visiting Yost is always great and my first time on the Willy T was memorable.
How would you describe the quality of the meals and beverages served onboard? If you had any specific needs or requests, were they accommodated for?
The food was gourmet. Really top notch!! Everything we asked for was there. We wanted for nothing.