Below,please find guest comments from previous yacht charters Brand & Jayde worked on:
A family that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran in July, 2016 said:
We had a wonderful time. Brand and Jayde were great as was the boat. Hard to beat last time but I think we did. Thanks so much for working with us and making the trip work. We have recommended your company to many of our friends. I hope to plan another trip someday. Take care and we'll be in touch.
Dave S., Arizona
Three brothers that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran in May, 2016 said:
We just got back on Friday from our Charter with Brand and Jayde and I wanted to send you a note with my deeply felt thanks. As you know from our initial conversation, I had never done a charter previously and as such I was relying completely on you to assist me in making the right decision.Although you haven’t met me or my brothers, trust me that if I’d made the wrong decision, my loving brothers would have made my life hell (I say this in the most loving way). Well, I can’t speak for my brothers, but I can tell you that this trip exceeded my every expectation. From the first step on the boat, until our bittersweet departure it was amazing. As you advised, choosing Captain Brand and First Mate Jayde was what made the trip so spectacular. I can’t say enough about them. I completely understand now what you said about choosing the crew as opposed to the boat. The two of them complement each other perfectly to create the perfect crew. They created the best 60th birthday gift for our brother Daniel imaginable. Anyway, I wanted to share with you the above and once again express my utmost thanks.
Aaron S., Florida
I am the birthday boy Daniel. My brother articulated our adventure to perfection. The only problem will be how will we be able to match a future adventure for my other brothers' birthdays that could equal this trip. Very tough act to follow. Thank you.
Daniel S., Florida
A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran in March, 2016 said:
Had a great time, no complaints!
Brand and Jayde were terrific. Very knowledgeable about the boat,took us on a great circuit of the BVIs, Jayde's a great cook with a tiny kitchen. Both very nice, easy to talk to, low key, casual.
Hope to do it again someday!
David K., Maryland
A group of couples that we booked aboard a 48' Catamaran in March, 2015 with Brand & Jayde aboard said:
Luci and I wanted to take some time and let you know we had the best vacation of our lives on the yacht charter you recommended to us and assisted us in booking(March 28 - April 4, 2015). That's not a small statement given the many trips and vacations our extensive group of world travelers have experienced. The boat and particularly the crew (Captain Brand and First Mate Jayde) were a perfect choice our group. From the initial booking process to just before boarding, you handled all our questions and concerns quickly and efficiently. Your service was really appreciated.
What really made the trip special was the crew. Jayde and Brand were an excellent match for our group and we had an amazing time. All the places we went and activities that were recommended were perfectly suited for us. The food was excellent and always on schedule, and our drinks never ran out. When you couple impeccable service that is efficient but friendly and not stuffy along with a shoe optional vacation with the beautiful and awe inspiring backdrop of the British Virgin Islands, you definitely have perfection!
Thank you very much for the best vacation we have ever had! We will definitely recommend the crew to others and we are already planning our return trip to the BVIs next year.
George D., Virginia
It's not often that we take the time to complete a review, but in this case, we really felt compelled to do so. The entire vacation, from start to finish, was absolutely amazing, and a huge part of that was due to the efforts of Brand and Jayde.
Their professionalism and attention to detail was unbelievable. No request of ours (and there were many !!) was too hard and they went out oft heir way to accommodate all our needs.
What really impressed us about them was that they took the time to get to know us and our interests, and tailored the whole experience (both on board and on shore) to respond to those interests. All the suggestions they made (including which bars to visit and sights to see) could not have been more appropriate or better suited to what we wanted to do.
It's hard to believe that both Brand and Jayde are as young as they are, because Brand's maturity and competence as a captain, and Jayde's amazing skills as a chef are far superior to what we would have expected from anyone oft heir age, or generally. The food prepared by Jayde was consistently excellent and far superior to anything we ate onshore, including in the fine dining restaurant at the Ritz Carlton at St Thomas where we spent the night prior tot he charter.
It really was the vacation of a lifetime, and we are already recommending it to our friends and hope to repeat it ourselves. The boat was the perfect vessel for us, but it really was Brand and Jayde who made the trips o special.
Elizabeth W., Australia
A2 family group that we booked aboard a 48' Catamaran in January, 2015 with Brand & Jayde aboard said:
We are writing from a cold and snowy Sweden. It feels a bit awkward after spending time in BVI just two weeks ago. We all have had an awesome time! The boat was a beauty, good sailing girl and lots of space for us all. But whiteout the top crew you have, our vacation wouldn't have been the best vacation in our life so far and we have traveled a lot. Be sure to treasure Brand and Jayde, they are amazing crew! Jayde's cooking is so good, no it is amazing! She is a master in the very small kitchen, serving us three delicious courses every night, Brandgave us the best painkillers in the BVI. We have some extra weight to work off now, all of us! We love sailing and had been blessed with good wind the first days, totally safe with Brand as the captain, he was, very cute and a nice personality, and most of all very good captain, dive master, snorkeling instructor and host. They were the biggest part of feeling at home. When we went ashore at some bar, we all wanted to return home to the boat as soon as possible! Dazing in the front net.. during sailing with the wind from the back..best unstressed moment ever. Best regard to you from us all and thanks for letting us enjoy your boat. Send our love to Brand and Jayde and let them know they are welcome to Sweden in summertime, (not November) We have the most amazing archipelago!
Karin M., Sweden
A family group that we booked aboard a 48' Catamaran in November, 2014 with Brand& Jayde aboard said:
Your name came up several times during the cruise in discussions with Jayde and Brand - and we were most impressed with how you all took great care of us. You exceeded our expectations and handled everything so well. It was obvious that you really knew the business from a first-hand experience level and that really helped us from a customer perspective.
As for the cruise - in a word ... fantastic!! Despite really poor weather conditions on the front end - everyone had a terrific time and that is by in large due to the great crew you all turned us on to. Brand and Jayde are now """"family"""" and we will be keeping tabs on their goings on from here out. The group related very well to both of them and Jayde completely wow'd us with her culinary and boat-keeping talents.We did not """"sail"""" as much as we would have liked -- but this was largely due to either way too much wind or not enough. Brand worked with us to tailor our itinerary to get us to points we wanted to see (including the annual Lobster Fest on Anegada Island). Thec ruising guide you all sent us was invaluable in helping us to understand the various stops in the BVIs (great idea!).
The boat was in surprisingly good shape for a '94 and the only major issue encountered was the loss of the port engine on the return trek...but Brand did a great job on underway repairs. This made the connection to the return Ferry kinda close - but all worked out fine. We set up a WebEx conference call with all 9 of us about three weeks ahead of time - and everyone got a chance to ask questions of Brand and Jayde which really helped.Logistically - we all came from different points (we landed on Beef Island,others came in via RoadTown and West End) and stayed the day prior to the cruise at the ICIS Villas which was great.
We really like the fact that you knew the crew personally and that you have met with them on several occasions - they reciprocated with very strong positive comments about you as well!
Rob N., Colorado
A family that we booked aboard 48' Catamaran in June, 2014 with Brand & Jayde aboard said:
I apologize for not writing sooner but we seem to be stuck in island time and we can't get motivated to do anything anymore. Well, where do I begin? First of all, I can't thank you enough for all of your help with scheduling. You were always there to answer my questions and invaluable in helping us with all arrangements. I appreciate all your “behind the scenes” work to make sure all of our paper work was completed and your recommendation for yacht choice and crew was spot on. This was our first time charting a yacht and we really didn't know what to expect but your experience helped us complete the trip without a hitch. Our flights and our driver who picked us at the airport were great. No problems with anything. We stayed at the Frenchman's Reef Hotel and really enjoyed the staff, rooms, food and scenery. It was a perfect place to catch upon sleep and relax from our red-eye flight from Phoenix. Our driver picked us up at the hotel the next morning and helped us gather our things and we headed to the dock to meet Brand and Jayde. From the minute we met them I knew we were in for a memorable trip. They were very friendly and courteous and treated us well from the second we stepped aboard. We set off and reviewed some safety instructions and from then on we were in paradise. The weather and scenery were magnificent. The accommodations, food, and equipment on board and of course the staff were exquisite. Brand was always on top of making sure everything was working well and anytime we had a request he was always sure we were well taken care of. We had a little problem with the dinghy but it didn't take him long to find a replacement and we were on our way without skipping a beat. He was very familiar with the islands and all of the interesting sites to see. We stayed at beautiful bays and in areas that were calm and well protected. We all love to scuba dive and he was a very knowledgeable dive master and made all of us feel comfortable in the water. He picked great dive and snorkeling sites and I must say the experience overall was spectacular. And now, Jayde. What can I say? Her abilities in the kitchen are only second to my wife and daughters. (I obviously had to say that since they will be reading this and I have to live with their cooking every day). We took pictures of every meal just so we could reminisce when we got back home. The food was just what we had hoped it might be. She was great about making dishes from our requests and I'm sure if she had made something not on our favorites we all still would have loved it. I still dream of her late afternoon happy hours and appetizers and I discovered my new favorite drink, her specialty: The Pain Killer. I can honestly say that this trip turned out to be the most relaxing and memorable family trip of my lifetime. We will be back. Well, enough of my experience. Now, I'll let my family tell of their experience.
Our recent trip through the British Virgin Islands was the most spectacular trip I have ever had and will ever have in the future. The yacht was very spacious and comfortable and the rooms were perfect. The outdoor seating on the back and front of the boat was perfect for relaxing and hanging out while sailing from one island to another and while we were anchored. The most memorable part of the trip by far was the crew. Brand and Jayde were outstanding and they are what made our trip unforgettable. They were both so friendly and personable and accommodated us with anything we needed. Brand chose a great route for us and took us out on adventures on the islands that we would not have gone on without him. He was always dedicated to making sure we had fun and was a great dive master. Jayde is by far the best cook I have ever met. She made incredible food and cocktails and the tight kitchen and rocking of the boat did not stop her from preparing them exquisitely. She also cleaned our cabins each morning and picked up after us around the boat, which made us feel so pampered. They were the most amazing people I could have ever wanted as our crew and we now miss our new friends. I had a great time on the charter and there is nothing that I would change about our experiences. Everything was so accessible to us and anything we wanted to do, Brand and Jayde made sure that it happened. The only bad thing about this trip is now I don't think I will ever be able to have a better vacation than this one.
Katie and Kelli
Nothing else can be said other than we can't wait to come back.
Dave S., Arizona
July 13 - 20, 2016 ~ Montenegro to Croatia - Fantastic!!
Thank you for a fantastic crew on a great boat. Andrei, for braving copious winds and bringing us for anchor in a pristine location.Dario, for spoiling us with exquisite menus even if we were all intended in losing weight when embarking.Karina, for bringing us sunshine and for setting tables that were different and beautiful every day.Thank you for a tight crew exhuming positive energy!
Mila, Sasha, Julia and Marvin
Have a great continuation in a most exquisite boat and ventures.
July 2016 ~ Croatia
If asked, I would be challenged to name one thing that could have made our trip on Seahome better. Perhaps the only feedback in this regard was that I wish it would have lasted longer! Fortunately, Seahome allowed us to make our 6 days in Croatia everything we wanted them to be.
From water sports to plenty of relaxing on the flybridge, the catamaran is outfitted with everything you need to do exactly what you want – or to feel completely at ease doing nothing at all. This is in no small part to the incredible crew. Captain Andrei’s experience complemented by Karina’s (our attentive and capable stew) and Dario’s service also came with a lot of fun banter that made it clear we were part of a sea family, who enjoy and appreciate the work they get to do. For me, Chef Dario’s meals were my favorite in Croatia, which were further appreciated with the massive wine selection and full bar on board.
Another highlight of mine was pulling out the maps and having input on which islands we would enjoy visiting. The trip was customizable and Andrei always steered us in the right direction. Seahome also gave us access to explore some of Croatia’s less frequented destinations, the island of Vis, with its interesting history being my favorite. However, by choice, most of our time was spent on board. Seahome left us wanting for nothing and was always a pleasure to return “home” from one of our excursions. There is plenty of space on board and the comfortable state rooms, each equally fantastic with en suite bathrooms would make traveling with groups and families a slam dunk.
I’m looking forward to Seahome’s arrival in the BVI and hope to plan another trip in the future!
March 15-22, 2015 BVI
I must have said the word amazing a thousand times on this trip. Either it was the impressive technology of the boat or the food or the locations that Andrei took us to. It was the insider’s view of the Virgin Islands and all the natural wonders they offer. And the crew was gracious, friendly, attentive and sweet. It is hard to express the measure of our gratitude for such a rare and life-changing experience guided by Captain Andrei. Thank you for all of it! Bo and Simone
Can’t get much better! Thanks! Henry
Thank you for a wonderful time! Oliver
We are so blessed to have met you and lived with you for the last 8 days. This has been the trip of a lifetime. Purely and simply lovely and wonderful. Amazing crew, amazing captain! Lucky, lucky us! Love, Melissa & Jim, Oliver, Henry & Marin
Feb. 14-21 2015
Thank you so much for a fabulous week. Captain Andrei captained our boat with excellent skills, and showed us places like "Bubble Pool" we've never seen before. It was truly amazing!! Thanks! The E. family
Corporate Charter 8-13 March2015 in BVI
The charter far exceeded expectations! For sure I will do it again. Overall the charter was amazing. The crew was THE BEST. They did a GREAT job and we would want to have them on our next charter. Thanks! Mike
BVI corporate sailing trip 2-7February 2015
Thank you all for a great experience. Captain Andrei was a great leader and very accommodating. Thank you for an amazing experience. Keith, Mike, Bob, Dan, John, Jeff & Matt.
NY Charter 2015
Dear Andrei and crew, Our family had an amazing week with you all! Andrei - you are a great captain! Thank you for taking us diving, water skiing, and always being patient & also for taking us to Sandy Spit!! Loved it! Extraordinary team! You make it look so easy to provide your guests the vacation of a lifetime! Thank you for a most memorable week! We could not have dreamed of a better group of people to sail with. We hope our paths cross again!
Feedback to broker:
Q How did you enjoy your vacation?
A Incredible vacation enjoyed by all.
Q Was the boat clean on arrival and kept clean during charter?
A Yes, the boat was always clean and in excellent condition
Q How was your Captain?
A Outgoing, Professional, Friendly.
Captain Andrei is an excellent Captain and is always working hard to make the charter an exciting and memorable occasion for everyone on board. He was very personable and we enjoyed it when he was available to chat with us.
Q Did you feel free to choose each day's activities?
A Yes, Captain Andrei always gave us many options and asked us what we would like to do and helped us create an itinerary for the day’s activities.
Christmas Charter 2014
Thanks so much for the amazing week. Your hospitality was second to none. Andrei - you are quite the Captain and we experienced so much more than any other BVI trip we have been on from diving, snorkeling, sailing or climbing the mast, you have made it great. Thanks for putting up with us and our unusual humor. You are all the best!!!
Pat, Cheryl, Erin and Kasey and Stacey, Donna and Brett