Richie is DAH BOMB - great food!
The best food in the world!
Hilary is COOL
Matt knows how to turn a wheel
Thank you! – Luke
Thank you guys so much for the past week! Richie’s food was crazy good, possibly the best food I have ever had. Matt knows how to sail which is good, and thanks Hilary for cleaning our room when it smelled bad. Amazing trip!
Thank you! – Nick
This was the most amazing trip I have ever been on! I had so much fun learning about sailing a big sailboat when my only experience was sailing a four foot long opti. Matt is an amazing sailor and Hilary is so nice and fun to hang out with! Richie is hilarious and an amazing cook! I will be craving his food every morning at home. I really hope to come back next year! Again, this was amazing and thank you so much!
(hopefully) See you next year! Lexie
Fantastic! Unforgettable! Amazing – Thank you matt, Hilary & Richie for giving our family and friends the most exciting and flawless spring vacation. Your kindness and “can do” approach to everything was evident from the moment we climbed aboard. You all went above and beyond – Richie’s gluten-free cooking – absolutely the best. Hilary’s cheerful manner – and doing everything for us behind the scenes and also front and center – down to doing Nicholas and Max’s laundry1 Her afternoon cookies & the Rice crispy treats, Matts expertise on the boat in all kinds of ways beyond sailing (which is of course unmatched).
We went to the best snorkeling spots ever. Saw Sea Turtles, bubbly pool, (Necker Island – with champagne toasts), waterskiing, big dinners on the boat and so many more memories to last forever.
We thank you , we applaud you and we sincerely hope to do it again in 2016!
Until then – all our best – Hilary S.
Yacht: S/V Lady Katlo
Date: December 29, 2013-January 5, 2014
Comment on the comfort onboard Lady Katlo: LK was spacious and tastefully decorated—more modern than overdone which was to our taste—so very comfortable. The photos were not misleading.
Comment on the condition of Lady Katlo: LK had just come from being redone in Fl Lauderdale and we were it’s first clients, so it was really like being on a brand new vessel.
Comment on the cleanliness of Lady Katlo: Perfectly spotless—our rooms were cleaned every day, sheets and towels changed mid-week, crew worked throughout to keep the common areas and the boat itself tip-top.
Comment on the congeniality of the Captain and crew: Captain Patrick is a doll and so were the crew. Super friendly.
Comment on the service of the Captain and crew: I thought we had a few ideas for our trip and had emailed them to the Captain earlier. But we soon realized that he had thought out a lovely tour of all the islands trying to make sure we got to see all the best spots the BVI had to offer in our limited time there. His organization was perfect!
Comment on the fun aspect of the Captain and crew: As a family of 5 we looked for “fun” mostly in our water sports, not really bars or restaurants, and The Captain and crew made sure we had access to anything we wanted to try—and we did a bunch of it—so yes, loads of fun.
Comment on the expertise of the Captain and crew: I know nothing about sailing so It is hard for me to judge, but I would have to say the we felt in highly skilled and professional hands. I understand that the captain as well as Emily (I think she might be called the steward?) both had transatlantic crossings under their belts, as well as multiple solo sails on their own boats. Expertise: check!
Comment on the quality of your meals: OMG!! Chef David was AMAZING—we ate so well we never wanted to leave the boat to go ashore, and so we never did! (The2 times we did eat in a restaurant it was nowhere near the caliber of the food on LK) So accommodating too, since the kids like meat and the parents fish, but never felt like an effort to make everyone happy. OK, I admit it, took photos of the food, it was beautiful.
Comment on the presentation of your meals: See above. Oh and the table was beautiful without the food as well.
Would you charter this yacht again? (Circle one) YES NO
YES YES YES
One last thing—
Initially I went along with my husband’s desire to charter a boat—not against it, but thought it would be a one-off, great experience. The quality of the experience from our first conversations with the broker to being helped through customs by the Captain and getting back to St. Thomas was perfect. We are both hooked, and will be looking to
charter again. And again.
Lady Katlo Guest comments
I spent a wonderful week with my parents cruising on Lady Katlo in the southern Grenadines this February (2012). We had a truly wonderful week of sailing and were looked after beautifully by the catain and his crew.
The yacht is luxuriously comfortable and spotlessly clean, the food delicious and the service immaculate. We were thoroughly spoiled in every way possible. The captain found ideal moorings for us every night, peaceful places of great beauty and calm, which was just what we had asked for.
This was our first experience of cruising in these islands and we are already planning our return next year....seven days was certainly not long enough