Cruising Area of A3

Pref. Pick-upYHG
Other Pick-upBVI, limited to 7
Summer PortUSVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortUSVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

A3 Description

2018 Winner Best Multihull under 57ft in the Annual BVI Charter Yacht Show

Even at her maximum carrying capacity of eight guests, plus two crew, A3 is roomy enough for all her guests to come together for a sumptuous evening meal, or to find privacy in smaller groups—either forward on the deck seating area, in the spacious cockpit, in the bright and open salon, or up on the flybridge with the pilot.

The four spacious guest cabins (3 with queen-sized beds, and one with single-sized bunk beds) come with en-suite heads and showers, fans, and private A/C controls.

And, to a degree that puts other charter yachts to shame, they are also generously supplied with light and air from the outside through uniquely designed, and strategically placed, hatches, windows, and portholes.

A3 comes fully equipped with a water maker and generator, run by their 2 full time crew ensuring a relaxing and worry-free vacation. Designed with rich honey-colored wood tones throughout, and featuring clean modern lines and unstintingly elegant appointments, A3 is a yacht of unparalleled comfort and refinement.

Specification

Length56 Feet
Beam31 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2016
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Nude ChartersYes
HairdryerYes
Guest SmokeOn stern steps
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeNONE
InverterYes
Voltages110
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity240gal
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator21KW
Turnaround24 hours
Engines2 x 110 HP engines. 21KW generator.
Communications
WIFI available aboard the yacht.

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen3
Twin1
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
1 Master cabin with queen bed and 2 spacious guest cabins with queen-sized beds. In addition, there is one cabin with single-sized bunk beds (38´x75´L). All cabins come with en-suite heads and showers, fans, and private A/C controls.

Entertainment

Sat TvYes
Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
A3 does have a safe onboard for guest use.

Cuisine

Din-in8
Special DietsYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Highfield
Dinghy Hp60
Dinghy Pax6
Adult Waterskis1
Kids Waterskis1
Kneeboard2
Snorkel GearYes
Tube1
Wake Board2
2-Man Kayak1
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsSTERN SCOOP
Boarding LadderStern
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Typetrolling
Other Toys
Wake skate
Sonos surround sound system
Floating island

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
Resort Course$150 per diver
Full CourseRendezvous Only
LicenseInstructor
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Tanks12
BCs6
Regulators6
Weight Sets6
Num Divers8
Dives/Week1 included
Night Dives6
Dive Lights6
Diving Info
A3 will be offering diving.
1st dive is free for certified divers.
Each additional dive for certified divers is $50 per person per dive payable to crew directly. Maximum 6 divers at a time and 6 dives per week.
Resort course offered at $150 per person.
Rate includes use of boats dive gear.
Dive Costs
1 dive per week will be included in the charter rate with Captain who is a qualified PADI Instructor. If guest wish to dive more, cost is $50 per dive per diver. Maximum 6 divers at a time and 6 dives per week.
Resort course available at $150 per person.

A3 Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainColleen Korona
NationalityUSA
Born1973
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseUSCG Masters
Crew
CrewMatt Proto
NationalityUSA
LicenseUSCG Masters


CAPTAIN: Colleen Korona
Colleen was born and raised in Florida, where she grew up playing on the water. She bought her first sailboat when she was 24 years old, decided to live on it and then sailed it to the Bahamas. Colleen stepped out of the boating world for a while and managed a mental health office with 10 doctors for several years before moving on to working at a nuclear brain-imaging facility. Then the recession came, and she was unemployed. It didn’t take much prodding to head back out on the ocean and do some more sailing. She literally sold almost everything, packed the rest up and spent the next year sailing the East coast and exploring the cruising grounds from Florida to Rhode Island. There happened to be a group of boats heading to the Caribbean in Virginia and she thought, “What the heck! Let’s check it out and head to the Caribbean!” 14 days later they arrived in Tortola, BVI. She spent another year playing, exploring and sailing down to Trinidad, and then the money ran out. Colleen started to pick up jobs on charter boats here and there to have some money in her pocket. Over the next few years, Colleen worked as a first mate on a tall ship and sailing day-charter boats, as well as a stewardess and deckhand on a trimaran and crew on mega yachts in New England. But nothing beats working in the Caribbean! Colleen then got her captain’s license, and now feels very fortunate to have a great office at sea where she can share the beautiful place with guests.

CHEF/FIRST MATE: Matt Proto
Matt has been in the customer-service industry for the past 25 years. His career as a professional chef has lead him to the Caribbean where he now uses his culinary skills to create the perfect onboard dining experience for guests. He draws from a wide range of experience to deliver a broad spectrum of flavors and genres, keeping each new day full of fresh ideas. Matt grew up in Florida and has spent most of his life either in or on the water, and he’s been an avid scuba diver since 2006. In 2012, he got rid of everything except for one suitcase full of clothes and started doing seasonal work as a traveling chef. After living in Hawaii, Alaska and Cozumel, he found himself in St. Thomas working in a food truck on the beach when a friend approached him with a job offer as a chef on a charter boat. This is where he met Colleen and discovered the perfect gig. Since then, Matt has combined his love of food with his love of the ocean to create the perfect charter for more than just a vacation experience—but a passion for life and nature, and the desire to share those things with like-minded individuals. Matt is a PADI Dive Instructor and will be happy to show you the beautiful underwater world of the Virgin Islands.

WE LOVE KIDS! Onboard Firefly, we try to create a fun and safe environment for families to enjoy. We offer a wide variety of activities geared towards keeping a younger audience entertained, even when the weather is not ideal. In the galley, kids have an opportunity to get some hands on culinary training, making cookies, fresh pasta, ice cream, or anything else that might spark their interest. In the salon, we have have an extensive collection of games for all ages, and are always up for challenge. We have thousands of movies to choose from that can be viewed on the outdoor theater, and of course can be enjoyed with the flavor popcorn of your choosing. In the water, we have plenty of toys, including tubes and skis that can be pulled behind the dinghy, as well as scuba and snorkel gear for all ages. If celebrations are your thing, come on down! We love doing birthday parties, holidays, anniversaries, or any other reason you can think of to throw a party! So if you´re thinking of bringing the family on vacation, let Firefly help make it a memorable one!

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A3 Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 10, 2020Oct 31, 2020Unavailable: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Nov 09, 2020Nov 15, 2020Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 21, 2020Nov 28, 2020Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 28, 2020Jan 04, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 27, 2021Mar 06, 2021Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 20, 2021Mar 27, 2021Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

A3 Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $23,200
(normal rate)
High price: $27,500
(normal rate)

A3 Special Offer!
Discount: $1,000!
Offer: A3 is offering a $1,000 discount on any charter taking place between Nov. 1st and Dec. 16, 2020. Can not be combined with any other special offer and does not apply to existing bookings.
Old price: $23,200 - $27,500 / week
New price: $22,200 - $26,500 / week
Minimum nights: 7
Travel between: Nov/01/2020 - Dec/16/2020

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2020 Summer$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,500$27,500
2020/21 Winter$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,500$27,500
2021 Summer$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,500$27,500
2021/22 Winter$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,500$27,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for A3.

A3 Guest Reviews

Best review ever...

I would have traveled in a row boat with Colleen & Matt.
-Toby & the kids

Broker provided feedback July 2020

Name: Tim
Yacht: FIREFLY with Colleen Korona & Matt Proto
Charter Dates: 07/14/2020 to 07/19/2020
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Yes

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes

6. Additional comments on your charter?
This was our first VI charter and certainly will not be our last. First class experience from start to finish. Colleen and Matt bent over backwards to ensure our experience was memorable. Scenery and crystal clear water - Amazing. Food was out of this world - 5 star! With Colleen and Matt running the show, our week was 100% relaxation!

July 2020

Name: Toby and Rebekah
Yacht: FIREFLY with Colleen Korona & Matt Proto
Charter Dates: 06/30/2020 to 07/07/2020
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Yes, very friendly and accommodating

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes, very comfortable and clean

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes, Matt & Colleen did a great job managing temperature and airflow with A/C and open hatches, depending on time of day.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
SO GOOD and SO WELL PRESENTED. Matt is a genius!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Especially loved the south side of St John and Flanagan Island.

Additional comments on your charter?
We are just back from our trip to the USVI. We want to thank our broker for recommending Matt Proto and Colleen Korona to us. They were awesome and a perfect fit for our family. Beforehand, I didn’t realize how important getting the right crew would be — but after a week on the boat in tight quarters, I can now see how essential that is. We came away from the trip thinking we wouldn’t want to charter with anyone other than Matt & Colleen in the future! Matt’s food was unbelievable, and I loved the way Colleen encouraged my teenage daughters and young adult son. Colleen & Matt were both so easy and enjoyable to be with.

A fantastic Trip

Matt and Colleen,
Although we were together only 5 days, it feels like we´ve known you much longer as friends. This trip was fantastic, all because of you two. Thank you for the fun times and wonderful memories. It was first class all the way. I hope our paths cross again in the future.

-Barb and Dick

July 2020

We are back from our trip to the USVI. Just wanted to thank you for recommending Matt and Colleen to us. They were awesome. Beforehand, I didn’t realize how important getting the right crew would be — but after a week on the boat in tight quarters, I can now see how essential that is. We came away from the trip thinking we wouldn’t want to charter with anyone other than Matt & Colleen in the future! Matt’s food was unbelievable, and I loved the way Colleen encouraged my daughters. They were both so easy and enjoyable to be with.

Also sailing around the USVI was great. Thanks for encouraging us to reconsider the BVI.

Remarkable vacation!

We had a remarkable vacation and attribute everyone’s satisfaction entirely to Matt and Colleen. We could not have had a better crew. Too many highlights to enumerate. The food was a high point for us all. Matt just kept those delicious, beautiful, varied meals coming and was very good about recognizing and remembering our likes and dislikes. We would go out with them again in a second. Not enough superlatives. I would note that both of them were particularly good about being totally calm in the water. Diving and snorkeling were made easy by these two confident, caring pros. Their teamwork in all phases of the trip is also noteworthy. They complimented each other perfectly. Complaints???? The week was a little too short!´

Broker provided feedback January 2020

Name: Craig and Sam
Yacht: FIREFLY with Colleen Korona and Matt Proto (Previous yacht)
Charter Dates: 2019-12-28 12:00 to 2020-01-04 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
yes! very! they are amazingly professional AND friendly!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
yes - once again, very!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
good and well presented doesn´t even begin to describe it! Matt is amazing with what he can concoct in a small kitchen - fresh (Bread!!) and creative

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
yes

6. Additional comments on your charter?
Colleen and Matt were the perfect crew for us! Matt is the wonderful combination of chef and dive master. When he is not making fresh bread every day(wow) to compliment our meals, we were able to scuba dive with Matt as they have the gear on board - no stopping on land to get our equipment. Capt. Colleen is wonderfully professional, caring, and fun! She was available to answer our questions and change our course if we wanted to do something different. It is obvious she loves her job!

December 2019 broker provided comments

Name: Jill
Yacht: FIREFLY46 with Colleen Korona and Matt Proto (Previous yacht)
Charter Dates: 2019-12-19 16:00 to 2019-12-27 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Very accommodating to all our needs

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
yes Colleen kept everything in great condition

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Matt does an excellent job on presentation and flavor and accommodating diets

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
We loved the areas we went to for sailing

6. Additional comments on your charter?
We all had a great time on the charter, it is very special to me since my husbands ashes are there on St John.

November 2019 broker provided comments

Name: Brent & Lisa
Yacht: FIREFLY46 with Colleen Korona & Matt Proto (Previous yacht)
Charter Dates: 2019-11-08 16:00 to 2019-11-16 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Absolutely yes! We couldn´t have had a better captain and chef.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The yacht was spotless when we arrived and kept that way all week. We are neat freaks and they made us look like slobs!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes we were waited on hand and foot :)

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
We loved the route we took. It was the opposite of what we thought we wanted but Capt. Colleen knows her stuff and we were able to sail more than most boats we talked to based on her knowledge!

6. Additional comments on your charter?
We knew we were gong to love this trip but we had no idea how much. A lot of that is in part to Capt. Colleen and Chef Matt on the Firefly. They went above and beyond to make sure we had our dream vacation. They met every need or want and then some. They truly make the best team to sail with. Their knowledge of sailing, the sea....above and below water, and the islands make them who you want to take you on the water. We had planned to eat several dinners on land...until we had our first taste of Matt´s culinary skills! The meals he prepared were some of the best we´ve ever had or probably ever will have...until next time, that is! Colleen was an impressive but fun captain.We truly had the time of our life and a big part of that is because of them. We felt that we left as friends and plan to join them on another adventure!

7. It is our pleasure to keep you informed of relevant specials / updates for your next charter. When do you plan to charter next?
Hoping to take our family with next time in 3 year.We´d love to go sooner but have grandkids (twins!) and probably a wedding in the next two years. But we will definitely do this again! Best vacation ever!

Five stars

Charter Dates: July 19-27, 2019
Yacht: FIREFLY with Colleen Korona & Matt Proto (Previous yacht)
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5
5 being the highest 0 being the lowest
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Yes! Colleen and Matt were amazing.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Yes!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes!

4. Was the food good and well presented? Yes! The food was fantastic.

5. Did you like the area you sailed? Yes! Went to some familiar places and as well as new places. Excellent itinerary.

July 2019

Name: Lawrence
Yacht: FIREFLY with Colleen Korona & Matt Proto (Previous yacht)
Charter Dates: 2019-07-19 12:00 to 2019-07-27 08:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5


1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Yes! Colleen and Matt were amazing.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes!

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes! The food was fantastic.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes! Went to some familiar places and as well as new places. Excellent itinerary.

6. Additional comments on your charter?
Colleen and Matt are amazing. We had a fantastic time and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to charter.

March 2019

Name: Natalie
Yacht: FIREFLY Firefly with Colleen Korona and Matt Proto (Previous yacht)
Charter Dates: 2019-03-10 12:00 to 2019-03-17 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5
5 being the highest 0 being the lowest
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
More than I thought possible - they are AMAZING!!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Completely!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yep!

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Outstanding!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Every bit of it!

6. May we post this review on our website?
Yes

7. Additional comments on your charter?
Colleen and Matt were outstanding and helped to make our week in the BVI a trip of a life time for our family. They spoiled us rotten!

Great Adventure

Every day was a new adventure that helped us to enjoy sailing, as well as learning something new about this part of the Caribbean. Thanks to the both of you for giving us an unforgettable time with you and the boat.

Judy, MJ, and Sarah
Maryland

Unforgettable Trip!

Boat drinks, 5-star food, friendship, laughs, conversation including history and sea stories! Wonderful accommodations, always kindness & great care given out every day by Colleen & Matt. Thank you thank you. We will never forget this week and hold on to the friendships we have made

Tom & Kathy
Syracuse, NY

Incredible Experience

The diving was such a cool experience for all of us. We have been wanting to dive for years, and it was better than we could have imagined!

Bill and Susan
Orlando, FL

The Most Memorable Vacation!

Matt & Colleen,
Thank you for making this past week the most memorable vacation I have ever been on!
Colleen, thanks for making the first few days awesome despite the wind. You made the days fun and the nights a little less rocky. I will miss you and the daily adventures soo much!
Matt, thank you for making me fat lol! Seriously though not only did you surprise us daily with the most amazing meals, but you are so fun to hang out with.
You both have become family! I hope to see you both again in the future whether it be on land or at sea!

Love,
Emily and Drew

Spectacular Week

Colleen and Matt,
We will be back! This has been the most fabulous, spectacular week!!! I know how hard you both worked, and you have a real gift for making everything fun!!

XOXO-
Amber

Amazing Week!

C & M,
This was an amazing week! Exceeded expectations in every way. We will certainly be back in the future and hope to be aboard whatever vessel you are on. Thank you so much!

-Travis & Mindy

January 2018

M & C,
You guys are the best! From being able to feed me for a week to watching me never get my sea legs, you provided us one heck on an experience. As Dr. Seuss would say ´Oh, the places you´ll go!´ Thanks to you two I understand a little better!

Love you both,
Sam

January 2018

Colleen & Matt,
Thank you for a wonderful week! You made our first trip to the Islands and unforgettable experience. The food was simply excellent, the days were planned great, and my first scuba was a bucket list item. All I can simply say is thank you.

-Brandon and Michelle
Topeka, KS

New Years Charter 2018

Thank you Colleen & Matt for a wonderful few days in paradise. Although we didn´t get to be on Nadiya, we got to experience the amazing crew. The sailing was fantastic, all the quiet spots you found for us were heavenly and Matt´s food was outstanding. And it was truly a pleasure to get to meet both of you.

-Marie

Christmas Charter 2017

Colleen and Matt:
What a wonderful week! Y´all have truly become a part of our family. This Christmas has been truly fantastic. Our elves brought lots of laugh for all. Waking up on Christmas morning was so special for Kaiden and Kinlee. Zach loved the dive with Matt and may be ready for more on our next trip. The beach picnic was such a treat. Both of you have gone above and beyond to make our trip memorable. We cannot wait until next year:)
May the wind always be in your sails.

All our love-
Until next time,
Jill, Zach, Brad, Kaiden, & Kinlee

A New Adventure Everyday

Colleen & Matt,

Thank you so very much for an amazing trip. It was a trip of a lifetime thanks to your wonderful spirit. Everyday was a new adventure - memories we will never forget. It exceeded our expectations and can´t wait to come back. We wish you many more happy days on the water!

-Chris, Chaz, Michael, and Julie

Thanks for the Adventure!

Colleen and Matt,
This trip was amazing! It completely exceeded our expectations. The Islands were beautiful, the food was beyond wonderful and the two of you were fabulous. It was fun to get to know you both and learn all about the area. Thanks for taking care of us and making sure we survived the hurricane :) We also thank you for making sure ´#6´ didn´t die (you know who were are talking about)! This really was the trip of a lifetime! We will be back!

-Mike, Melinda, Joe, Biff, Kendra, and Kevin

Fabulous!

Colleen & Matt,
Thank you for making our dream vacation so wonderful! this trip was a ´bucket list´ item for Bob and I, and it completely exceeded our expectations. You two are an amazing team! From the fabulous food, to the history lessons, and most of all your complete knowledge of where to be and when -- we couldn´t have asked for more . Casson and Bennett are already asking when we can come back. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

-Lisa, Bob, Casson, & Bennett
Atlanta, GA

Thanks!

Not much to say, but the best vacation and wedding ever. I will remember this week and everything you have done for us, and for the rest of my life. Thanks!!
Proto Locos 4 Life!
Arog

July 2017

Hi Matt & Colleen!
We miss you already. What an amazing week! You two took us to all of the best spots and were so awesome to hang with. Thank you for the amazing food, views, tours, snorkeling, music, laughs, drinks, and your killer attitudes. Life on board be gooooood mon! We would LOVE to come back again soon. Meanwhile, you have plenty of new friends in Colorado. And, just in case you forget us, here are some fascinating memories from our journey here in the Islands.

Love,
Nina

Once in a Lifetime Trip

To Matt & Colleen,
We can certainly understand why your guests like to hang out with you. You are both so kind to others and to each other. You have built this amazing world for yourselves and we are thankful for the time we had sailing with you. Thank you for your time, talents, and love. It was surely felt. The wedding was beautiful and this truly was a once in a lifetime trip... a thrilling burst of speed in our everyday lives. We love you both and pray everyday for your health and happiness.

-Mom & Dad

Dream Wedding Vacation

Matt & Colleen:
I can´t be thankful enough for you making our wedding super especial. It was everything I dreamed of. I love you both!!

-Giuliana

Spoiled

I could have never imagined a more beautiful and relaxing trip, and to top that off, amazing food on the boat! With Colleen´s knowledge of the boat and seas, and the history of these islands made for an educational and enjoyable trip. Couldn´t imagine a better crew to show us an amazing time here in the BVI. They spoiled us so much out here it´s going to be very difficult going back to reality.

Wishing you guys the best!!
Much love,
Dale & Becca

Best Week Ever

Colleen and Matt,
We can´t begin to tell you how amazing this week was - OH MY WOW - water - spectacular, Activities - awesome, food - better than the best, company - so enjoyable!
Matt, thanks for our sons first dive! He will never forget that.
You both are such good people, the kind you don´t find everyday; but those who stick with you and make memories. Best week ever!

Best,
Alec, Nicolas, Zander, and Meg

Fantastic Trip

Matt and Colleen,
Thanks for a fantastic trip. Cannot wait to come back again. Matt - thanks for taking me diving. Something that I have always wanted to do, and at 64, I can finally check it off my bucket list! So good to meet and get to know you both. Good luck and smooth sailing.

-Robert and June

Tops the List

Matt and Colleen,
Thank you for making our vacation the trip of a lifetime! As avid travelers as we are, this vacation is on top of the list - it even beats the Maldives!!
We hope to return again soon! Everything was wonderful.

Mahalo,
Gina & Adam

Always Coming Back

They made us come back!!! We did - again, and again, and again. Matt and Colleen are the best!

-Mike, Ryan, Lynn, Maggie, and Harriett

May 2017

Matt and Colleen,
We had such a great time, thanks for letting us check items off the bucket list! Hope to run into you again in the future.

Mendy and Jeff

April 2017

Colleen & Matt,
Blue is the color of this week, sparkles on the water, sunshine galore, waves, fish, sand, rock, shells, boats! Boat drinks, 5 star food, friendship, laughs, conversation including history and sea stories! Wonderful accommodations, always kindness - great care given out each day by Colleen and Matt. Thank you, thank you. We will never forget this week and will hang on to the friendships we have made.

Peace and Love,
Tom and Kathy

April 2017

Matt and Colleen,
Wonderful vacation, as usual you guys were the best! Thanks for just being yourselves. Your guys are great at what you do.

Much love,
Mike and Dena

Spring Break 2017

Colleen & Matt,
Thank you so much for an amazing week! Everything we did was so fun! The diving was such a cool experience for all of us. We have been wanting to dive for years and it was better than we could´ve ever imagined! The snorkeling was the best we have ever done! The hikes were beautiful and the views phenomenal! Matt - the food was AMAZING! The kids are going to be sad when the go back to my cooking! Thank you so much for everything!!!

Love,
Greg, Erika, Kelsey, Taylor, Chase, and Allie

This was such an amazing trip! Thank you so much for showing us the absolute best parts of the BVI! The scuba diving was amazing and I had an incredible time! Thank you so so so much!
-Taylor

Thank you guys so much! It was so fun diving and climbing and going through the baths! There was such cool fish in those caves and I got to practice my rock climbing skills! :)
-Chase

We had the most amazing time! Matt´s cooking was insane and definitely better than the college dorm food I´m going home to! Thank you Colleen for being the best captain and cocktail maker! We will miss you!
-Kelsey

Thank you so much! I had the best time, swimming, scuba diving (even though I could do a little bit), and climbing. I am going to miss the amazing cooking. Thank you Matt and Colleen for everything!!
-Allie

Wonderful!

Matt & Colleen:
We can´t say enough - IT WAS WONDERFUL!!
Such a great week spent with friends - including you all. Our second trip with you has been filled with an experience of a lifetime: Your knowledge of the islands made our trip really enjoyable. Sailing, scuba, snorkeling and sun - all fantastic. Drinks were fun - the ones on the boat and all the bars on the islands. So many islands, it is hard to pick a favorite, but both St. John and Anegada up there. Matt, your food is incredibly delicious! % stars every meal. Loved the whole trip and am looking forward to doing it again.

-Doug, Melinda, and Elijah

P.S. Come see us in KY for some distillery tours and horseback riding.
P.P.S. Thanks Matt for being such a patient dive master. Great Dives!

Exceeded Expectations

Dear Colleen and Matt,
What more can I say on paper that we haven´t already talked about? First and foremost, thank you! We had an idea of how and what to expect but you exceeded every expectation that we had.
Colleen - Thanks again for saving John ´from the Indians´ - eternally grateful. Your ability to remain calm under pressure is a gift. Matt - Tour guide/Chef/scuba extraordinaire - your efforts in and out of the galley were above and beyond.
Can´t wait to do this again with you both.

XOXO
Ed, Traci, Sue, and John

March 2017

M & C,
As I get older my life is all about pictures and memories. You have certainly added to both of my buckets. I am not sure if we will ever make it back, but if we do, it will be with the two of you. Keep up the great work and keep adding those pictures and memories. I hope to see you again, this side of the other!
G & Shanna

Best Birthday Yet

What an amazing week. Thank you for making my 60th birthday the best one yet. Hope to see you again on another sail.

-Judi and Dennis

Exceptional Team

We didn´t really know what to expect, but any expectations were highly exceeded! You guys are an exceptional team! We will recommend your voyage to all of our friends! Hope to repeat this magnificent trip soon!

The Little Rock Clan
-Joe and Jaimey

Bucket List Trip

Matt & Colleen,
This cruise was on our ´bucket list´ and it fulfilled our desires in so many ways.

It is an understatement to say the meals were great - the variety was unbelievable, the presentation was amazing, and the taste superb. It is hard to believe you were able to produce such fine dining meals from the compact galley!

Colleen, your masterful boat handling compares with the captains on the high seas! We were never disappointed with the stops chosen, and your desire to make sure we were satisfied was another positive. Your knowledge of the area helped us do the things we hoped to do. The snorkeling was fun and enabled us to see things we´ve never seen before. The Baths were spectacular - as were the hiking trails.

Both of you created a memorable week for us in so many ways. Your personalities cheered and motivated us to attempt to many things.

Experiencing heavy blows and tropical rains enabled us to see your excellent boat handling and your desire to keep us safe. Everyday was a new adventure that helped us to enjoy sailing as well as learning something about this part of the Caribbean!

Thanks to both of you for giving us an unforgettable time with you and the boat.

-Judi, MJ, and Sarah

January 2017

Every recommendation was a win! Thank you both so much. Best vacation ever and you both were a big part of that.

Thank you,
Colleen:)

Rockstars!

Colleen & Matt,
Thank you both for the vacation of a lifetime! You two were the best hosts we could´ve asked for. Matt, you went above and beyond with your skills in the kitchen, and Colleen, your knowledge of the islands we visited and expertise at the helm made for an informative smooth sail.
Definitely will be visiting you two again sometime soon.

-Jeff, JC, Tim, Mya, and Pam

What an Experience!

Colleen & Matt,
What can we say? What an experience!!
The two of you made the trip very easy and enjoyable. We very much appreciate how you molded the trip based on our interests and input. We cannot imagine a better experience here in the islands AND I got to cross scuba off the bucket list!

Best wishes!
Larry & Deanna

January 2017

Colleen and Matt,
Thanks for the vacation we´ll never forget. You guys were the best! Thanks for all your hard work! It was paradise:)

-Doug and Sally

New Years guests aboard catamaran FIREFLY said:

There are no words to express my gratitude for the hospitality, above and beyond beautiful meals, and wonderful visit to the islands!
We will treasure this week forever and are grateful for this precious time together.
Thank you for making this experience so memorable for all of us.
Lisa C.
I can say this has been one of the most special family vacation we ever had... you guys rock!
Ricardo C

New Year´s Charter 2016

The entire family had a wonderful charter cruise December 27-January 3. We had wonderful weather and the ship was extremely comfortable and functional. We all enjoyed the islands we visited - Jost Van Dyke was the kids´ favorite. We swam to the Soggy Dollar and took a taxi over to the infamous Foxys. We took a family hike on Norman Island and we had many lovely snorkels.
Yet the most memorable part of the trip was the crew. Captain Colleen and Chef/First Mate Matt planned a wonderful itinerary and made sure we were able to anchor near Bitter End Yacht Club for New Years. Matt´s food was amazing - delicious but light and healthy! The kids already commented how we will miss his cookies when we return home.
We would love to some day take another charter cruise with Colleen and Matt.
-Mark, Kathy, Rachel, and Aaron

Christmas Charter 2016

Matt & Colleen:
Mixed weather, a sputtering outboard, rouge jellyfish, and distasteful jellybeans are all part of the positive memories made during our voyage. Add to that, the great snorkeling, scuba dives, lounging beach days, and outstanding meals on board... We know we booked the right boat and crew for our family Christmas vacation! Thank you Colleen and Matt for exceeding all of our expectations.

-Heather, Marc, Marc, and Connor
A.K.A ´Marky Mark & The Funkey Bunch´

December 2016

We relaxed, laughed a lot, and really enjoyed ourselves! Thanks and we hope to cross paths someday.

-Carl and Rose

Memorable and Unforgettable

Colleen & Matt,
Thanks for having us and for making this a memorable and unforgettable week. We will be back!

-Laudes & Junando

The Perfect Honeymoon

Matt & Colleen,
This trip was everything we could have imagined and more. Each day was a great adventure and we are so glad we got to see so many great beaches and bars. The food was incredible (as if you didn´t notice the clean plates each meal)! This week has been the most memorable week of our lives. Thank you so much for making our honeymoon one we will never forget!
P.S. We have posted a lot of pictures and will be posting more on Instagram

Thank you again!
Love,
The Honeymooners
Lauren & Griffin

P.S. No one will believe that an Eagle Ray was in the dinghy! Luckily we have proof.

November 2016

Colleen and Matt-
We cannot thank you enough for a week full of adventures, family memories, and experiences of ´firsts´. John and Jill were over the moon excited to share the VI and BVI with Kaiden and Kinlee. You have made the boat life a new way of life that we all enjoy. You both provided all of us -three generations- an experience and adventure to be remembered forever. Kaiden loved snorkeling with the barracuda and being Matt´s sidekick. Kinlee, the adventurous five-year old, loved everything from fast rides, to learning to snorkel in the caves, and riding the swan.
Both of you have become an extension of friends and family to all of us. We are FOREVER thankful. Swimming, snorkeling, laughing, sailing, movie watching and lyric reciting laughs are to be remembered for years to come.

All out best - until our next sail,

Sara, Joe, Kaiden, and Kinlee

Kids Comments July 2016

Dear Matt & Colleen,
You guys were awesome crew members, great friends, and awesome pirates. I really enjoyed spending 2 weeks with you and maybe we will come back next year and all dive together. I will miss y´all very much and hope you have a good year.
-Netsie

You guys were awesome!
-Davis

Thank you! We had the best time! I loved being on the waters and exploring all the islands with you both. The diving was beautiful, and everything was great. We appreciate your hospitality abd patience:) Thank you for sharing your home with us!

July 2016

Matt & Colleen-
Thanks so much for being our tour guides in paradise! We had such a perfect time and couldn´t have asked for a better crew - Colleen our fearless Captain! And oh my goodness the food was SO good! Best wishes to you both and keep it chill down here in the Virgin Isles!
-Daniel

A Glorious Adventure

Matt & Colleen-
What a glorious adventure! Under the fearless leadership of Captain Colleen and besotted by the seductive culinary prowess of Chef Matt. We could´ve sailed ´round the world and returned with silk and spices, the likes of which the mainland has never seen, but this was a close second!
Thanks for an amazing week.

-Paul

Paradise!

Matt & Colleen,
Thank your for our second wonderful week with you guys, Great sailing, great weather, and great food. Paradise! Matt, thanks for taking such good care of Mike. Colleen, we would sail with our anywhere. Our vacation was PERFECT!

-Mike & Lynn

June 2016

To Matt & Colleen:
This trip has been such an amazing experience for us. We got to do things we never thought we could. Loved The Baths!!! We never even knew such a place existed. The food was beyond compare, but of course we know what a great Chef Matt is:) The boat is so comfortable and the personal touches and amenities made this such a relaxing vacation. Colleen, we are so sorry to have to leave, but we will be back for sure. We packed an awful lot into 5 days with Matt´s sailing. We are looking forward to sharing all of our wonderful photos.

Love,
Christi and George

Kids Comments April 2016

Dear Colleen & Matt,
Thank you for the amazing experiences. You have picked the best Islands, made the best food, and we had the best time:)
-Lauren

Thanks for my trip. I had a lot of fun with you guys. Matt, you are the best Chef. Colleen you got us through those storms. Together you guys are goofballs, I like that:) I hope I will see you next year!
-Morgan

Thank you for sailing us around!! Thank for the best food EVER!! Miss you guys!
Love,
Bridget

April 2016

Dear Colleen & Matt,
What a pleasure to meet you both and share this magnificent week with you!
Thank you Colleen, for your navigation skills. We valued your ´spot on´ suggestions for activities and sites.
Matt - we cannot thank you enough for all of your efforts making the most amazing and creative meals for our family. What a treat! We also appreciate all of your engagement with our girls - inviting then to cook and snorkel with you.
We had an amazing time with you and your family. You created an environment for us to enjoy our family time and time with our friends - Thank you!

Thanks very much for the great time! Great hospitality, great food and your attention to all the details. A very memorable trip. Come visit us!

-Jim
Larchmont, NY

Enjoyed Every Minute

Colleen & Matt,
Thank your for a great trip and all your patience with our crew! We really enjoyed every minute and hope to see you in the BVI another day!

Best,
Amy and Michael
Austin, TX

February 2016

Colleen & Matt-
Thank you for a great trip! We can´t say enough about the awesome food! Matt´s an amazing chef and Colleen you never missed a mooring ball!

Perfect-
Al & Shelby
Fair Haven, MI

Dream Trip

Matt and Colleen,
What a fabulous week we´ve had with you! This has been a dream trip for me for years, and its everything we hoped it would be. Colleen, you´re a great captain, and Matt, you´re a talented Chef.

Thanks for everything!
Lance and Pam
Chesterfield, MI

Came as strangers left as family

Colleen & Matt,
From the first moment we set food on the ship, we knew we found our BVI home. Your attention to detail, warmth and ability to ´read´ our family made this an epic vacation and adventure. We arrived as strangers and clearly left as family!

See you again,
Steve and Angela

Addendum: Thank you so much Matt and Colleen! I could not have imagined a trip as enjoyable as the one I had because of both of you. It was a blast spending the week with you two and I wish you the absolute best

The Perfect Celebration

Colleen and Matt-
Thank you so much for a great vacation in the British Virgin Islands. This was the perfect celebration of my graduation. You far exceeded our expectations.

Best,
Megan, Cait, and Vince

P.S. Matt, you´re an amazing chef

Lovely Experience

Colleen & Matt,
This was the most amazing 3 days/nights. Loved everything about the entire experience. Thank you so much for fantastic accommodations, hospitality, friendship, fun, and laughs. Oh yeah...and the food....so, so, so amazingly delicious, healthy, and satisfying with beautiful presentation.
Thank you so very much
With love and hugs

Sharon and John

Wonderful Adventure

Matt & Colleen,
This was a wonderful adventure. Thank you for your kind and fun loving care. Your really made the journey fun, light, and easy. We will continue to have fond memories because of you!

All the best and many blessings,
Marty and Dave

P.S. You raised the bar for good service

January 2016

Dear Matt & Colleen,
The trip was awesome!! You were wonderful to us and I greatly appreciate everything you did for us:) Stay safe and happy

´Til next time,
Lynne

Christmas Charter 2015

Never put too much in stock in the weather report! Although our week of December 19-26 was forecast to be rain, rain, rain, we enjoyed 7 days of sunshine only punctuated by brief and impressive bursts of rain. Our wonderful crew, Capt. Colleen & Chef/First Mate Matt, seemed to always be one step ahead of the weather (and the crowds), buttoning up the boat before storm bursts, and arriving in the harbor in time to catch choice moorings on the biggest week of the season.
The highs were many - superb snorkeling (and multiple sightings of spotted eagle rays), excellent hikes, a bit of Christmas shopping, and the nonstop parade of five-star meals from Matt! It is hard to express how much we loved his cooking!! Great nightly games of hearts - never be afraid to shoot the moon!

-Cindy, Bob, Emily, and Elizabeth
Rhode Island

Incredible Vacation

Colleen & Matt,
Thank you for a wonderful time and an incredible vacation. You are the Best! It was great meeting you and you will certainly be recommended. If you ever decide to visit Puerto Rico, feel free to contact us.

-Luis and Paula

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