April, 2018, guests just aboard catamaran SEA OF LOVE wrote:
Joe & Carol were great hosts. We had two couples on the boat and the boat was very nicely designed and plenty of space. Both couples have been in Caribbean a lot - but always wanted to experience a trip to see the BVI. Sea of Love did just that. Carol cooked great meals with generous portions and outstanding variety. I swear - at lest three different nights we said it was the best meal of the trip. They provided a great suggestions on our itinerary and of course provided us the flexibility to make changes on the run - really a great benefit to us we had not been to many of the small BVI Islands Instead of a Captain and mate - Joe and Carol became a part of our trip joining us in telling great stories yet always providing the perfect amount of privacy. Joe got us engaged in Dominos and we loved it - playing with him every day - in fact by the last few days of the trip - it was our actual highlight at the end of the day and also played for an hour or so several mornings. Joe is a great captain - clearly safety comes first. He really understand his profession and makes you feel very safe during sails and while moored at an island. These people love what they do and they made their home (their beautiful boat) our home for one great week. They provide great value and I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is considering this type of trip to the BVI.
Happy guests aboard catamaran SEA of LOVE in April, 2018, said:
My wife and I have just returned from a most enjoyable voyage on the catamaran Sea of Love with Captain Joe and his extraordinary chef and mate – Carol. While we bask in the aftermath of our time in paradise, we recall how our planning for the trip, which began a year earlier, was perturbed by hurricane Irma when the boat we’d chartered was destroyed. Joe and Carol had blocked their calendar for our planned sailing dates since it abutted a family commitment they had, but when they became aware of our plight they not only accommodated us but did so in such a way that it was as if we’d planned the trip over the many months with them. We worked itinerary, activity and food preferences. They asked insightful questions which demonstrated their experience. We responded to them and, in some cases, if our answers weren’t clear they sought clarification instead of making assumptions. These efforts contributed to all our requirements, expectations, desires, and preferences being flawlessly met.
While planning was essential, it was execution which made the charter as good for us as it was. Nature is recovering from the unimaginable destruction from Irma while man-made structures are lagging but Joe knew the right places to go for us to best appreciate the embodiment of paradise that the U.S. and British Virgin Island have to offer. He also was flawless in piloting us safely and comfortably to each destination while responding appropriately to sea and weather conditions. Carol had to visit multiple stores to provision the boat for our dietary wishes. However, this would not have been the success that it was without her expert preparation and presentation which was all done with a rather modest galley making it all the more impressive. Adding to the execution itself was a service-oriented attitude, accommodating our wishes and sincerely wanting to ensure that the charter was special for us.
Lastly, if one is anticipating a sunken whirlpool tub in the bathroom you’re in the wrong place. However, for this class of boat (and perhaps rivalling some slightly larger) there was adequate privacy and function in a comfortable well-appointed setting. One cannot go wrong with a good boat, great food, dedicated and skilled crew and a location as beautiful as the Virgin Islands. The planning and execution and the spectacular venue provided us with the opportunity for relaxation and recreation we sought. Our time was indeed most special and will provide vivid memories for many years to come.
Theresa and Bill Schuster
Mid-July guests aboard catamaran SEA OF LOVE with Joe and Carol said:
Joe and Carol are the greatest hosts we had of all the 5 charters I have contracted.Joe knows perfectly how to cruise the waters and Carol is an excellent chef and will pamper you during the whole trip. Joe is also an expert bartender especially with Bushwackers. Wish both of them a long love together and health.
I fully agree!!!
Jorge M Canellas
Our best charter ever!!! They are the best!
Auro and Jorge Luis
A come back is a must!!! So, see you soon, With our Love,
Guests aboard SEA OF LOVE in July, 2015
Joe and Carol were wonderful hosts! Everything was exactly as they said and there were no bad surprises - only good surprises! We did a 7 day sailing trip around BVI with them and it was wonderful. Joe captained the boat and his wife Carol cooked us wonderful meals, made us great cocktails and waited on us the entire time! Most relaxing trip I've ever been on! This was my first time on a sailing trip and was a little nervous but everything turned out better than we could have hoped! Thanks Carol and Joe!...
Lana and Daniel Leonard
This was our first time visiting the BVI and first time staying on a boat overnight (and we chose to do so for 6 nights on the Sea of Love)! The whole experience was wonderful from start to finish. Carol and Joe not only took care of our every need with excellent food and service, but they made the whole experience special by teaching us about the islands, about sailing and their experiences while living and sailing the BVIs. Couldn't have asked for a better trip…
Rory Crawford and Laura Richard (soon to be Rory and Laura Crawford!)