11-18 July, 2018 - Enjoyed Every Minute!
We enjoyed every minute right down to sleeping under the stars on the trampoline. The whole trip was very relaxing. The yacht was clean and well maintained. There was plenty of room since we were just two passengers. We used the paddle boards and the snorkeling gear. The diving was amazing.
The chef did a wonderful job with the meals and was very keen to our eating habits.
The captain was very experienced with sailing and quite knowledgeable with the area. He seemed to have a real understanding of exactly what we wanted to see and do. The crew also made our trip one to remember with the delicious meals and enjoyable socializing. We enjoyed their interaction and getting to know them. It was hard to say good by at the end of the trip. Just exactly what we were wanting. Relaxed, away from the crowds, quiet, and a real experience with some of the local culture.
We want to just let Captain Adam and his cook Jenn know that we will always treasure the experience we had on Rubicon. It was a special time getting to know them. The Bahamas are beautiful, but their hospitality was the icing on the cake. Thank you again!
The "T" Family
1-8 May, 2018 ~ A Memorable Experience!
The cruise was wonderful. The weather was very variable. A lot of squalls with rain, choppy waters and two nights of lightning, thunder, winds and rain. Most of the days had combination of sun and clouds which worked out fine.
Captain and chef were very courteous, knowledgeable and attentive to any request. The captain, Adam Dreffin was extremely knowledgeable about the area. He was able to plan the days according to the weather, currents and times of tourist boats coming to the different sites. Because of this we were able to avoid crowds and enjoy each spot. We hit all the tourist places and more. Because of the planning we were also able to make the most of the sunshine when available.
Our chef, Jen, was enthusiastically health conscious. There was plenty of food and it was flavorful and filling and varied. Adam was very relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable.
The yacht was comfortable, and clean. The itinerary was more than we expected. Adam was able to fit two or three destinations into one day (without seeming rushed). We were able to fit snorkeling into most days. Adam kindly agreed to let Michelle and Mike scuba off the boat and got four tanks for them. They were able to scuba three times while the rest of us snorkeled.
The "L" Family
19 - 23 March, 2018 ~ Nice Time!
My clients had a very nice time aboard Rubicon :)
November 21, 2017 ~ Hooked on Sail Chartering!
Adam was terrific. Very accommodating and friendly. Quite knowledgeable about the area and secluded spots to go. Jen was awesome. Gifted at creating unique food combinations using common ingredients. Crew was 5 Star!
Yacht: Older boat, but very comfortable and functional.
Itinerary: A great combination of remote, secluded spots and a couple of stops in 'civilization'.
Sports & Leisure: Kayak and paddle boards were excellent. Snorkel and spearfish gear fine as well.Loved being able to troll for fish off the stern while under sail (caught four fish, one was delicious!).
Food & Drinks: Adam makes a great gombay smash. Jen's appetizers were fantastic.
We are now officially hooked on sail chartering!
14-20 October 2017 - Great Trip!!
Adam and Jen are such nice people. Scenery unmatched!
Thanks for arranging.
5-12 August, 2017 ~ Fantastic!!
How was your overall experience? Fantastic. Would love to go back.
Did the crew live up to your expectations? I really had no expectations but Adam and Jen were unbelievably welcoming and accommodating. We all made new friends
How would you describe the food and drinks? Fish is good but not at every meal.
Were you involved in planning the itinerary? We just went with the flow, it was great.
What did you like most about your charter? Blue water everywhere and the crew.
Would you recommend this yacht and crew to your friends? Absolutely
Can you give me any hints as to how I can provide my clients with an even better experience? Good sun lotion is a must and a long sleeve shirt is a good idea too. Don’t bring half the clothes you think you need.
Is there anything in particular you wish you had known in advance? August is off season in the Bahamas so restaurants are not well stocked. Georgetown is a rather impoverished area (Friendly people but not much to do)
Is there anything else I should know? Adam was raised on the water and grew up in the Exumas, his knowledge of the area is outstanding.
Would you recommend chartering a yacht or boat to others, now that you have done it yourself? Yes
5-11 August,2017 – Life Changing!
My dearest Adam,
To say this trip was AMAZING would be an understatement! It was life changing! Every part of my being has been touched and my life is altered forever. Thank you is not enough. I am forever grateful that we made this trip. You hold a place in my heart forever!
God Bless you always, with love,
P.S. Thank you for Jennifer.
Words can’t express our gratitude for all you did to make this an unforgettable 50th birthday for me. It is on that will be fondly remembered for the rest of my life.
We enjoyed talking, laughing, and learning with and from you. Your knowledge is appreciated as well as your kind demeanor. We are so fortunate to have been able to meet such a wonderful and kind soul.
Sincerely your friends,
Dale & Ed
July 24 - 31, 2016 ~ Extraordinary Adventure!
Guestbook entry: Many thanks to Adam and Tina for a fabulous week in paradise!! The food was extraordinary as was the snorkeling, sailing, adventures, and the weather! We loved hearing their stories of sailing the world and getting to know their whole wonderful family! Their adventures may leave a small footprint behind, but they left a large footprint on our hearts! Happy sailing!
Love, Jill and Ernie
Feedback to Broker: The crew was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. I cannot sing my praises high enough for Adam and Tina. Adam was a highly skilled captain with excellent knowledge of the area we cruised. He knew when and where to go for drift snorkeling, and as a result our snorkeling experience was better than any previous trip. Tina was a friendly and joyful host.
The Rubicon was comfortable, clean and well ventilated. I liked the fact that each cabin had its own head. The Rubicon was the perfect mix of performance and comfort.
Tina was a great hostess and cook. I ate better on the boat than I eat at home. Tina manages the difficult mix of preparing food the tastes, great but is healthy as well. I usually put on weight during vacation and did not on this one, but I ate like a king. Fresh baked bread,muffins and much more.
The Exumas this time of year is just amazing. I have traveled the Caribbean for many years and the best beaches and water is in the Exumas. The crew has cruised these waters for many years and they have extensive knowledge of where to go and what to do. Adams was well connected with the local people and this made for a great experience. A real bonus of going this time of year (July) is that no one is there. We had all the beaches and anchorages to ourselves.
July 15 – 19, 2016- Bahamas – Amazing & Wonderful!
Bahamas Days at Rubicon: It was amazing and wonderful because we felt the nature experience. We loved swimming and exploring the islands.
Adam was a wonderful captain and Tina...oh, Tina!!!! Super Tina. We loved her. She cooks so well and made us feel comfortable. She was so sweet with us, and funny too. Both made us remember this trip...
This was the best vacation we had all year! Thanks for all!
May 1 - 9, 2016 - Exumas - A Great Time
We had a great time. Adam's great local knowledge is a major advantage in finding snorkeling spots. I'm happy to say that we have never had a bad snorkel on Rubicon. His mate, Val, is lovely and a very good cook. They were very accommodating with our desire for a late dinner hour. Overall a great week in the Exumas. Adam was even able to procure some additional Conch for us so we had several opportunities to enjoy it during the cruise.Mike and Kathy
April 10 - 18, 2016 - Best Ever!
You were a very intuitive host, we all got to do what we all wanted each day of our trip, be it swim, kayak, flyfish, jog and snorkel. Not to mention, eat gluten free and plenty of fish!