Guests aboard catamaran PEARL in June, 2018, with her new crew, Simeon and Alayna, wrote:
Thanks again to Simeon and Alayna for an amazing trip .... hard to wake up in CT today knowing yesterday at this time we were having Lobster Benedict for breakfast at Maho. You were both perfect hosts and made this a family vacation to remember. Simi -- You gave the gift of diving to my boys and that will be something they will have for the rest of their lives -- I think they are both hooked -- Zack is still talking about wrecks / sharks and his next dive. Let Alayna know we will be back on kale as well ... Zack gained 10 pounds on the trip eating like an actual human and off of his usual diet ... hahaha.
As far as the boat ... It was an incredibly comfortable place to explore the BVIs -- I would definitely spend time on her again.
We will definitely be back to sail with the both of you again!
Rob, Lucy, Taylor and Zack
Easter week guests aboard catamaran PEARL said:
Our family of 6 had an absolutely incredible week on Pearl. The boat was perfect for us and Ilan and Shani were amazing. Ilan is a very knowledgable and active Captain. He was constantly teaching us about the area and the marine life. Our kids were always engaged in activities and Ilan provided SCUBA instruction and took everyone diving. That was an experience they will never forget. Shani provided us with a constant stream of delicious meals and was sure that our every need was met. There was nothing we could have asked for that they couldn't have provided. We will cherish the memories that we made as a family aboard Pearl. Thank you Ilan and Shani!
Our week on the Pearl was nothing short of fabulous! We were definitely spoiled the whole week. The Pearl is very spacious and comfortable. The rooms had everything we needed and were a lot bigger than I thought they would be! The boat had a lot of room to spread out and relax. We loved sitting up front on the dolphin seats when we were sailing from island to island and relaxing on the bean bags with a cup of coffee, a book or a cocktail enjoying the views in beautiful coves.
This was really a floating all inclusive resort. The food prepared by Shani was awesome! Every meal I said wow, this is delicious. Beautiful presentation and I liked that we were surprised every meal with something new and different. Ooh, I can’t wait to see what’s for dinner today! :). She really took the time to make each meal special. She is a very talented cook and we loved having a wide variety at each meal plus a happy hour snacks.
Ilan was a great bartender making many different drinks for us. They had a wide variety and really any kind of drink you’d want. I think he made the best painkillers! Especially loved that they had drinks ready and waiting for us as they welcomed us on the boat the first day. That set the stage for the whole week!
I felt very comfortable with Ilan as our captain. He was very knowledgeable of sailing, safety and all things boating! For those of us that wanted a sailing lesson, he was happy to give a lesson. Every morning he would show us where we were in the BVI and what was on the agenda for the day.
Never having sailed in the BVI, I thought he put together a nice itinerary for us. We really left that up to him. I thought we went to all great places to stop to swim, anchor for the night, etc. and we got to see many different islands and enjoyed the sails. We did a nice loop around the islands.
Ilan was also our dive master/instructor and took us on some great dives! It was great they had all of the dive equipment we needed and enough snorkel gear for everyone.
Both Ilan and Shani were very accommodating and really made our week wonderful.
I truly have nothing but positive things to say about the crew, the boat and the BVIs!
We really enjoyed meeting you both and hope to see you again!