Operating in the Caribbean
Stephen is qualified as an RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (commercially endorsed) and has sailed throughout his life. He has a wide experience of sailing the oceans, including the Atlantic and the Pacific. He provides full skippering services and additional training or hands-on experience for guests. After 30 years in the police force, Stephen has turned to what he really loves and has enjoyed since very young - helping others to truly enjoy sailing and the sea. Stephen is also a keen fisherman and a trained scuba diver.
Having spent 20 years running a family-based customer service business in the UK, Sally is committed to ensuring that every guests' need is catered for. Sally provides full bespoke accommodation, wholesome menus, including homebaked bread, preserves and locally-sourced foods. She is also trained in Reiki. All guests are very welcome to join her for yoga and pilates based 'De-stress-&-Relax' sessions run onboard, and Sally will be on hand to make your holiday truly special. Sally is a trained scuba diver and also has a RYA Coastal Captain's license.
On ‘Silent Wings’ you are in the hands of a committed professional team, who really care. You are regarded as a VIP when a guest on the yacht….sail with ‘Silent Wings’ and see for yourself! There really is no better way to discover the Grenadines!
March 2017 - Wonderful!
For me, another wonderful time in the Caribbean; the islands are just as wonderful as I remember 28 years ago. Fortunately little has changed. Long may it remain so! Sorry, one thing has changed. The wind!! I loved the sailing and Tim put up with it for me. Both Steve and Sally love sailing and one cannot but feel safe with them. Wonderful professional sailors; totally safe with them whatever the wind. Steve and Sally couldn’t do enough for us. They were wonderful hosts. Thank you. Another ‘thank-you’ to Steve; I had what I call a ‘sheep dog’ rounding me up and checking on me in the water. It was very reassuring for Tim. Tim and Jean
February 2017 - First Class!
Experience of a lifetime. All kinds of weather. 5* cooking. First class sailing and hospitality.
Peter and Birgitte
February 2017 - Fantastic!
What a fantastic way to explore the Grenadines – aboard a luxury 54 foot yacht. You are the most generous of hosts and very skillfully guided us around the most beautiful islands – from Grenada to Bequia. We were always in safe hands and were spoiled with wonderful food, potent rum punches and their wonderful company! Thank you so much!
Chris and Sarah
January 2017 - A Wonderful Adventure!
Steve and Sally, what a wonderful adventure with you and Sally and John Parrot. I don’t think that I have ever relaxed so completely. The boat was magnificent! The sailing, the food and the company were exquisite! Thank you for all your hard work – we are so grateful! Sending blessings and love, Mary
Mary and Chip
January 2017 - Outstanding!
Outstanding voyage. Your hospitality put us ‘Southerners’ to shame. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime.
John and Sally
January 2017 - Fabulous Honeymoon!
There are not enough superlatives to describe ‘Silent Wings’ and Sally and Steve’s kindness, professionalism and charm. We were lucky enough to be aboard last year (28.12.16) and got engaged. We came back for our honeymoon. Sailing, watching the world go by at 7 knots, and actually gybing (!!) twice, is just fabulous. Superlatives are simply not enough – thank you so much.
Andrew and Sarah
December 2016 - Wonderful!
Thank you for having us. You made this holiday wonderful; loved the meals and my parents loved the drinks.
Coco, Leo, Oscar, Sara and Sean
December 2016 - Fabulous!
Dear Skipper Steve and Mrs Skipper Sally, Can’t thank you enough for your wonderful guidance and hospitality. We had a fabulous five days as a family – thanks to you both for organizing our days, for our utmost comfort and enjoyment. Our true introduction to sailing was quite an adventure – we enjoyed every bit of it (even the rolly bits!) and Antoine chirped up in between his seasickness (smiley face). The boat is true luxury, the homemade food truly delicious and the sailing truly ‘awesome’. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts – a bientot.
The V. Family
July 2016 - Excellent Adventure!
204 miles, 5 countries and 9 days of sailing bliss!
Dearest Sally and Steve, thank you for making our dream happen. You so graciously accepted our charter, and then took our vision of this holiday to new heights! It was such a wonderful balance of adventure sailing and restful enjoyment of 5 different countries; then all taken to a level of luxury and excellence that is unsurpassed!
Somehow, you met our dietary restrictions and stilled whipped up spectacular meals and cocktails! I would like to say that the “clean eating” was the highlight of the trip – but then there was the yoga on deck, the deck cushions and the sunbathing, the snorkeling, and of course, the sporty sailing and repeated ‘gulley washes’! You two have been the perfect balance of kind, hospitable, professional, competent and fun. We will forever treasure this trip and are hoping to meet up again soon to sail yet more parts of this lovely with y,all.
Alan and Allison
June 2016 - Memories to last a Lifetime!
Thanks to our amazing Captain Steve and First Mate Sally for a sailing adventure from Grenada all the way north to the BVI. What an exciting opportunity for Paul to sail on his dream boat with all the trimmings! I thoroughly enjoyed the luxury and delicious food whipped up so easily by Sally– scrumptious feasts! The memories of the blue coves discovered by Silent Wings with cold bubbly and great snorkeling, are memories to last a lifetime!
Karin and Paul
March 2016 - Our Honeymoon!
Many thanks, Sally, Steve. Our honeymoon was absolutely spectacular.Our time on Silent Wings was just perfect. Both of you provided an exceptional experience and we appreciate your dedication to excellence…..we will share our experiences with everyone back home. Thank you!
Chris and Darcy
February 2016 - Over the Top!
Karl & I enjoyed a wonderful time on the Silent Wings yacht, especially the extraordinary hospitality and kindness that they showed to us. Our every need was accommodated (except in the failing winds – very unusual for January, we are told).
The ‘over-the-top’ service included a ‘Rube Goldberg’ engineering invention developed and implemented especially for our comfort by Steve and Sally! Karl, whose background is in marine engineering was very impressed by the extraordinary maintenance of the boat and all of the safety precautions in place! Kudos to Sally for her excellent cuisine and organic cosmetic products and to the incredible elf who always made up and maintained our cabin the second we left it! Amazing!
Patricia and Karl
New Years Eve 2016
Thank you for making our first sailing holiday together such a wonderful experience; the bays and the beauty are beyond description; and being proposed to on Petit Rameau on New Year’s Eve was the icing on the cake! Looking forward to our next trip with you already!
Sarah and Andrew
6-10 April 2015
|List of amazing thing: Sally’s coconut cake, Sally's coconut sauce, Sally's bread, Steve's rum collection!!!! Thank you!!!|
|26 March - 2 April 2015|
|Sally and Steve made our time on board truly enjoyable. Their positive and laid back attitude makes Silent Wings a tranquil environment, creating a great Caribbean experience!|
|3-7 March 2015 Grenadines|
|So good to come back and experience new bays and islands on the Silent Wings. Hospitality refined to a beautiful art and that’s what our trip was. Delicious and fresh meals. Excellent conversation and company. Nothing compares to the Caribbean and Silent Wings. Thank you again|
Clayton and Maggie
|Honeymoon 12-22 January 2015 in Grenadines|
|Guestbook on Silent Wings:|
Wow! Amazing! Great hosts, great food, great islands. Holiday of a lifetime! Steve and Sally make you feel welcome from the time you join the boat to the minute you leave. Along the way they take you to the most amazing places on earth!! Already saving the pennies for next year!
Thank you Sally and Steve for the most amazing honeymoon. It has been an unbelievable experience. We couldn’t have been looked after better, great hosts and great company. Fabulous islands to visit. You couldn’t have made our experience any better. Thanks again. Hope to see you very soon.
Feedback to broker:
|31st January - 7 Feb Grenadines|
|Dear Sally and Steve|
It is hard to believe we are disembarking after eight glorious days on Silent Wings. We have always wanted to explore the Grenadines and the Grenada Islands.
Silent Wings sailed beautifully through any condition. Thank you for letting Bill share the helm and lines, a true joy for him. You were most gracious hosts. The yacht is in perfect condition, our stateroom even more luxurious. The Islands so charming and varied, beautiful, unspoiled.
Wonderful meals were a delight. Fresh, local ingredients were such a treat. Tuna caught from the boat could not have been better. In June, when we celebrate #40 we will think of our champagne we shared with you on the Tobago Cays with grilled lobster, tuna and veggie.
A sincere thank you for all you have done to make our trip so delightful and memorable. Hugs to you both." J & B
Note from Broker:
Bill said they had a wonderful time with you both.
|Fabulous hosts, amazing yacht, delightful food, living the dream!'|
Ian and W Mc-M.
|Silent Wings offers an extraordinary experience of luxury and adventure. Our days aboard with Steve and Sally were spent laughing and feasting. Exploring the Islands was such a pleasure with guides that opened doors to places unavailable to us previously....'luxury cruising'....'unparalleled service'...thank you!'|
Clayton & Maggie C.
|We have had the most amazing experience ever! Steve and Sally are amazing hosts, they work so hard to ensure that your every need is attended to. The sailing is exciting and their knowledge and experience means you feel you are in the best hands.|
The cooking is wonderful, varied and healthy, and sometimes I think you can even catch you own fish, although we were not so lucky this time!
Plus the islands are beautiful, the water so clear. We loved swimming with the turtles and over the amazing reefs with so many colourful fish. I had never snorkeled before so learning to do that made the whole underwater experience even more amazing.
The vacation has been an amazing 10th wedding anniversary, 50th and 40th birthdays.
Thank you Steve and Sally we will definitely be recommending you to all our friends and anyone interested in visiting the Caribbean and travelling in luxury. Lunch on the beach in Bequia was wonderful!
Jerry and Lucy
|10 days in the Grenadines including Mustique 2014|
|'I'm struggling to find the words to say how much we truly enjoyed ourselves. It was so so special, 10 days of heaven. Quite simply THE BEST HOLIDAY we have EVER experienced! You both work so hard to make ours and everyone else's time with you a magical experience. Your boat is exceptional, immaculate and luxurious and may I add...THE CLASSIEST BOAT in the Caribbean. We felt honoured to be aboard such a beauty. Steve is an amazing skipper and Sally a fabulous chef - making us the most gorgeous meals - healthy and tasty - Sally 'Dragon's Den' for you and your wonderful preserves! To summarise....10 days SPENT IN HEAVEN. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! All our love and see you next year!'|
Lucy & Rob
|THANK YOU! The holiday of a lifetime with many exceptional and unforgettable experiences. A luxury yacht run by two passionate and dedicated people whose only aim is to offer you the trip of a lifetime.....we don't want to go home!'|
Steve, Julie and Georgia A.
|Sailing in Grenadines|
|Most tranquil relaxing few days I have spent in a long time. Came away feeling rejuvenated and refreshed...can't wait to come again'|
|Short Charter in Grenadines 2014|
|Silent Wings' is without doubt the best looking yacht in the a grenadines! We've had an amazing couple of days at sea and could not be happier with our 'sailing-the-Grenadines' experience!! The yacht is absolutely immaculate and Sally and Steve are amazing, very professional and Sooo lovely! We can't wait to board again!'|
Carl & Ulla H.
|Sailing and Kite Surfing in January 2014|
|What a fantastic, luxurious yacht! Fabulous hospitality, great sailing and you even provided glorious weather'|
Mike & Ruth W.
|Awesome yacht....particularly the James Bond Master Cabin!'|
Helen & Charles