Cruising Area of Alexis 3

Pref. Pick-upRed Hook, St. Thomas
Other Pick-upNanny Cay
Summer PortUSVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortUSVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Alexis 3 Description

ALEXIS 3 is a Leopard 456 catamaran, owned and run by Geoff and Bambi Alexander who provide a warm welcome aboard to all their guests. This catamaran has a great charter pedigree and is a former Cruising World Boat-of-the-year. She features four lavish queen-sized cabins each with ensuite heads and showers, three of which are available for our charter guests. Cool Runnings is fully air-conditioned and for guests enjoyment, has CD, DVD and TV as well as plenty of games. Her tender is a 12-foot rib with an engine powerful enough to pull you or your guests around the bay. She also has a two-seater kayak and noodles and floaters for the less active guests. She has enough snorkels and fins for everybody and for the more adventurous. Scuba diving and windsurfing can always be arranged.
Some of the best diving in the world is in the BVI, which includes the wreck of the RMS Rhone, which featured in the movie ´The Deep´.
There is a wide choice of walks and National Parks to be explored and there are numerous attractive beach bars and restaurants around the Islands.

Specification

Length46 Feet
Beam24.5 Feet
Draft4 Feet
Built2008
Refit2018
A/CFull
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Nude ChartersInq
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch16
Guest SmokeTransoms only pls
Children AllowedYes
Inverter2000w
Voltages110
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity250 gals
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator7Kw
Max Speed10
Cruising Speed8
Turnaround48
Engines9 kw generator 2 X 55 hp Yanmar engines

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers4
Wash Basins3
Electric Heads4

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDs50
CDs100
Board GamesYes
BooksLibrary
CamcorderYes

Cuisine

Din-in6+
Special DietsInq
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12 ft
Dinghy Hp30
Dinghy Pax6
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak1
Floating Mats2
Swim Platforms2
Boarding LadderStern
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Other Toys
SUP (standup Paddle Board)
Go Pro camera (stills, video and underwater)

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Alexis 3 Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainGeoff Alexander (Spring/Sum) & Arno von Waltsleben (Winter)
NationalityRSA & USA
SpeaksEnglish
Years Chartering5
LicenseRSA
Crew
CrewBambi Alexander (Spring/Sum) & Irene von Waltsleben (Winter)
NationalityRSA & USA
Years Chartering5


Geoff & Bambi Alexander - Your Spring and Summer Crew on ALEXIS 3
Geoff and Bambi are back in the very beautiful Virgin Islands! After many many exciting adventures, (read more below), they have returned to the charter industry. ALEXIS 3, a 46 foot Robertson and Caine catamaran stole their hearts and before they knew it they were the proud new owners. This couple have had extensive experience, more than 12 years of sailing the oceans of the world covering in excess of 70 000 miles, in both mono hull and catamaran. From November 2003 to November 2008 they chartered their catamaran Alexis, hosting 70, one week charters, they got to know guests from all corners of the world, introducing them to the beauty and tranquility of this outstanding sailing ground.

In 1998 Geoff and Bambi first crossed the Atlantic in Alexis their 33 foot Dudley Dix steel sloop. They cruised sublimely, visiting St. Helena, Brazil and her many exotic ports including the Amazon. After a quick stop in French Guyana they sailed the magic pathway of the Caribbean island chain, up through the pristine British and American Virgin islands, then on to the beautiful Bahamas and finally a turbulent trip across the Gulf Stream to land on the East coast of America.

While cruising this incredible route, they encountered many many other vessels, many shapes and many sizes, one particular design seduced them completely, THE CATAMARAN, these specimens sailed flat! The ´Cat´ attacked their imagination and they were entranced by the swift seemingly effortless gliding, spacious, upright sailing vessels. This seduction led to envy, watching the occupants draped in various attitudes of relaxation all over the decks in 15 knots of wind with glittering glasses of gin and tonic resting resplendent on the cockpit table, while they themselves were braced to windward, hanging on for dear life, dying of thirst and exhaustion!

Before they knew it, the madness took hold and they had sold Alexis 1 (for the record, there were many tears at parting) flown back to Cape Town, South Africa and taken delivery of the hull, deck and bulkheads of an Admiral 38 foot Catamaran which was to be Alexis 2. Ten months of slogging, with Geoff, the help of an electrician and a carpenter saw the boat finished and exquisite. The exhausted pair found their new Cat a thirsty beast that had lapped up what remained of their cruising kitty! (Forgive the pun) In no time at all their dream of a slow circumnavigation was receding as fast as the bank balance!

Arno and Irene von Waltsleben - Your Winter Season crew on ALEXIS 3

Winter captain: Arno von Waltsleben (62)

Joining ALEXIS 2 for the Winter 2019/2020 season, Walt is a US Coast Guard-licensed captain with 40,000 sea miles under his belt. Walt is also an ASA ´Outstanding´ Sailing Instructor (courses 101 through 114). Other interests include hiking, travel, movies, and of course, snorkeling!
Arno started sailing in the 1970s. He owned his first sail boat at age 32, and since then has never been without one again.
In ´99, they took their family of 5 on a sabbatical cruise from Cape Town, to Ft Lauderdale. They sailed across the Atlantic to S. America and up the coast to Venezuela. Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada & Puerto Rico and more islands were visited along the way until they arrived in the US at the end of the year. In 2009, he started instructing and free-lances for the Blue Water Sailing School in Ft Lauderdale. In 2017 and 2018 ASA awarded him Outstanding Instructor.
Arno the chef, and Irene are ex-restauranteurs who owned several restaurants in South Africa and Florida before retiring from them to sail full time. Irene not only managed the restaurants, but also hosted Front of House position.
Irene and Arno have been married for 38 years. They have 3 grown children, who all love the ocean, and two are also in the food industry.

Joining Arno is his wife Irene as ALEXIS 3´s chef and mate. Irene and Arno originally hail from South Africa, but now call Long Beach, Washington, home. Other interests include health & lifestyle, sewing and gardening... And of course snorkeling!
Irene has done extensive sailing with Arno, with about 20,000 sea miles to account for. She has done the Atlantic crossing, as well as all the international trips. She also accompanied him on many of his sailing school charters, both in the USA and Bahamas. She is his trusted first mate, is an excellent cook and hostess.
They are a warm and caring couple who we wholeheartedly welcome aboard Alexis 3.


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Alexis 3 Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 11, 2019Nov 10, 2019Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jan 05, 2020Jan 11, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 23, 2020Mar 28, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
May 02, 2020May 12, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*

Alexis 3 Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $12,600

High price: $15,500


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2019 Summer$13,000$14,000$14,500$15,000$15,500
2019/20 Winter$13,000$14,000$14,500$15,000$15,500
2020 Summer$13,000$14,000$14,500$15,000$15,500
2020/21 Winter$13,000$14,000$14,500$15,000$15,500

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 Alexis 3.

Alexis 3 Guest Reviews

Mid February, 2017 guests with Theo & Augusta on COOL RUNNINGS said:

Theo and Gussie, we want to thank you for the wonderful gift you gave to the six of us, the gift of showing us the places and the creatures that you know so well. The special touches, the ´fairy´ showing up in places we did´nt expect, like our beds being made and our cabins kept so beautifully clean each day! You spoiled us and we are all so grateful. We treasured the moments we had with each other and also the times we spent with the two of you. we had such fun we did things we never would have imagined doing. The culinary, sailing knowledge you shared , we will never be the same we will never forget. May you know in your hearts that you have been a wonderful blessing to each of us. We look forward to staying in touch!
Blessings to you both,
Mark, Kim, Julie, Randy, John and Lori Ann.

Guest on charter with Theo and Gussie on Feb.10th charter

Well let me say thank you thank you thank you for a fantastic crew and boat. Theo and Gussie and Cool Runnings was just like you said it would be! We all LOVED them and LOVED the vacation onboard. They both made our trip complete by their actions, personalized care to each of us and overall professional LOVE of their job for us.

It was well worth the wait for our trip and we would do it again in a heartbeat! Sometimes I think the good Lord has a plan in place for the people that we meet in life and this couple Theo and Gussie were people that we were to meet in our life time! They were fantastic! They have created many wonderful memories for all of us to have.

I have completed the survey but it truly doesnt give them the credit that they deserve in all that they do for people that charter with them! We had a very laid back group and Theo and Gussie made us feel as if they were a part of our group/family on this trip! We even had them singing along with us when one of our guest played his guitar. We are forever grateful for the love that they show to us and will definitely be staying in touch with them in their future endeavors! They are a truly wonderful couple and we are all very glad we had the opportunity to share a part of our life with them.

Thanks again!!!

Julie Jones

Guests aboard catamaran COOL RUNNINGS with Theo and Augusta crewing in January wrote:

We have barboat chartered before and were very apprehensive about being on a crewed boat. How unfounded out fears!! What a joy it was to sail with Theo and Augusta, they planned and executed a trip we all loved, with Pizzazzz!
The variety of locations were ideal the food delicious, plus the catamaran was spotlessly clean and comfortable. We felt so well catered for, we started to call our hosts ´Mom´ and ´Dad´! Sorry we missed you Bambi and Geoff, having said this your crew could not have done any better!
Wendy, Vin, Alex and Lisa

Even more July, 2016 guests´ comments on COOL RUNNINGS

We had a really spectacular week on Cool Runnings. Gussie and Theo made a huge effort and really made our time aboard extra special. The boat is in great shape, they showed us awesome anchorages and beaches on he islands. The meals, drinks and attention to detail great! They were really patient with the kids our time was personal and nothing too much effort for them. A great couple a great holiday!

Mike, Jessie, Joe, Dan, Robbie and Hayley.

Guests with Theo & Gussie on COOL RUNNINGS in July, 2016 say:

Theo and Gussie, thanks for welcoming us to the amazing life of sailing! This week was our first time and you made us feel right at home at sea.
We stayed in an hotel before boarding Cool Runnings this was WAY more comfortable, exciting and fun!
We are already working on when we will be back.
Until next year!
Mark, Conna, Elena, Janice Downing.

June guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS in June said:

Gussie and Theo,

An amazing holiday we had with you this week! From Theo´s hello to Gussie´s welcome aboard we felt comfortable and happy aboard Cool Runnings.The food was absolutely wonderful, John is going to wonder where his American Breakfast is every morning!Island hopping, sailing, snorkeling and rock jumping at the Baths, ( still can´t believe we did that) and sunrises Alison´s best time of day! All this truely made our vacation an experience of a lifetime.As we leave the boat today we will hear Gussie say once again ´ goodbye children´ only this time it will a while before we see you again. We hope to be back aboard Cool Runnings soon so we can get ´ tummy stiff´ again!

Thank you our new friends.
John, Alison Chandler
Gus and Amanda Trupiano
Ron and Christina Smith

Guests with Theo and Augusta on COOL RUNNINGS in April, 2016:

Gussie and Theo

What an amazing week sailing through the BVI ´s we had with you and our friends Wendy and Doug. During the week you not only were the best host/hostess but truly became good friends.We enjoyed hearing about your travels and your insight about the islands was amazing.Gussie your cooking was first class and we will miss the ´crunchies.´ We will definitely stay in touch and hope to bring our kids along next time. Thank you again for EVERYTHING!

Adam, Stacey, Doug and Wendy
April 2016

Augusta & Theo´s guests on COOL RUNNINGS in April, 2016 said:

Theo and Augusta,

I don´t think I could have had a better 50 th birthday celebration anywhere else in the world! Thanks for:
Amazing meals.
Great restaurant recommendations.
Making us smile and laugh.
Taking care of our every need.
See you soon we want to do this all over again!!!

Nancy, April, Megan, Chris and Stephanie
Atlanta, Georgia

From guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS in early March, 2016

We have had a really wonderful sailing trip aboard Cool Runnings. Geoff was a fabulous Captain always looked out for us and our safety. Both Geoff and Bambi were very warm welcoming and friendly. Bambi on a scale of 1 to 10 - was a 15 !! Every dish was gourmet. The boat is in excellent condition always spotless. We enjoyed every minute! Thank you for a wonderful trip to remember always!
Tom, Coleen, Doug , Deborah, Tim and Jean.
Maryland and Florida

Valentine´s Family Charter / February 2016

Our family of four including two active boys ages 12 and 10 stayed with Geoff and Bambi aboard Cool Runnings for a wonderful family Valentine charter which included visits to the bays and harbors of St. John, Tortola, Norman Island, Jost Van Dyke and St. Thomas.
This was the trip of a lifetime; a totally different experience for us ´non-sailors´ and it was truly amazing, all around. Geoff and Bambi are a great team who make staying with them completely comfortable in every way. Bambi is a gracious and warm hostess with incredible culinary skills. Seriously, the food and presentation were fantastic. She made delicious meals with all the foods we love. : ) Geoff is great both at the grill (yummy steaks!) and a fun captain who clearly is happiest when he´s at the helm. Watch how he lights up when the sails unfurl.
When we´d moor or anchor for the afternoon, our boys had a blast jumping off the boat, swimming under it, tubing, kayaking and SUP paddle boarding. Geoff and Bambi took us to all the great snorkeling spots where we saw unbelievable coral reefs teeming with a variety of sea life. I loved looking them up afterward in Bambi´s reference books. All in all, this was an unforgettable adventure for all four of us and we´d do it again with Geoff and Bambi in a heartbeat. Highly recommend!
Jen, Colin Evan and Ben
Massachusetts, USA

January, 2016 guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS said:

Cool Runnings, Bambi & Geoff,

Thanks so much! We have had an amazing journey from beginning to end! Appreciate you opening your ´ home at sea´ to us Georgians. We have not wanted for any little thing. The cooking has been fabulous! We checking into fat camp when we get back home. (that if course is minus TD). We hope to come back soon! Big thanks for making sure we were able to watch ´the Game´. Alabama all the way!!

Susan, Travis, Trip and Tracy (TD), Georgia.

New Years guests on COOL RUNNINGS said:

I think we summed it up this morning when we told you, ´ we wanna be you when we grow up or even in our next life!!´
Thanks for sharing so completely your New Year week with us. We truly enjoyed b
Getting to know you, and appreciate your patience in dealing with teenagers.
You have inspired us to add more adventure to our lives. Kip hopes to try all your recipes in his own kitchen!
Thanks for a week we will always cherish this memory.
Alison, Kip, Quinn, Sarah and Gigi.
Cleveland

Guests aboard Cool Runnings

´After a destination wedding, we spent our honeymoon chartering Cool Runnings for 4 nights. This type of vacation was a first for us even though we had been to the Caribbean many times. It was truly a wonderful trip from beginning to end. We first stopped at St John´s USVI then headed to the BVIs with stops at Norman Island, Peter Island and Jost Van Dyke. All the islands were beautiful. We had time on the beach, relaxed on the boat, did some awesome snorkeling and tried some SUP. Bambi´s food was fantastic! You´ll read this over and over on other people´s reviews and it´s all true. We consider ourselves as amateur foodies and she prepared for us top notch 3 course dinners. Geoff was an excellent captain. He tended to all our needs and would taxi us to and from the islands with no hesitation. The service was excellent, we really felt that we were being well taken care of at all times. Their sailing stories were great...it´s clear they are very experienced sailors which made us feel completely safe on the catamaran. Would we do a trip like this again? Yes. Would we choose to go with Geoff and Bambi again? Definitely!´
Phil and Candice
Alabama, USA

A June, 2015 multi-generational family of guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS said:

Laid back and relaxing to the extreme, your patience with the kids was great and even greater to get to know you two and share briefly in your wonderful world. As grandparents of two picky kids, we enjoyed your enthusiam and all the fun and good food you provided. You and Cool Runnings are definitely in our future plans!

Thank you so much.
Grandma Judy and Grandpa Paul
Grandsons : Michael and Sam

Catamaran COOL RUNNINGS´s guests from Dallas, Texas say...

A perfect trip to the BVI´s is spending 10 days with you aboard Cool Runnings!
We were pampered beyond our wildest dreams and showered with attention each and every minute. The royal service, the laughter, the incredible food, while touring ´the Islands´ were all amazing and we would like to cruise with your forever!!
Yet, we must go home, we leave with wonderful memories and two new friends.
All our best wishes,
Linda, ´Uncle´ Roy, Cathy and Bear
Dallas Texas

Guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS in mid-May, 2015

Thanks so much for taking such awesome care of us. This was THE most relaxing, wonderful family vacation!
Since I am cook I am especially appreciative and blessed by both your attentive catering and scrumptious meals!! We cannot say enough great things, we have loved it all.
Sally, Doug , Lauren and David
Houston, Texas

Guests for a tandem aboard COOL RUNNINGS and a 2nd cat in late April, 2015

Cool Runnings tandum charter.

On board, 11 doctors and one lonely business man, all friends, for this week we were equipt for medical emmercencies would you say !!

To the ultimate host and hostess, We have had 5 wonderful days of fun and relaxation very much due to your endless hospitality.
Each meal was created to perfection and exceeded our expectations! Cool Runnings and all of its ammenities kept us super comfortable and entertained.
The excellent Rum Punches and Painkillers helped as well!!!
It was truely a pleasure to meet you both and we wish you happy sailings and hope our paths will cross again soon.
Gene and Julia, Matt and Leslie, Aaron and Kat
Charleston, SC

From the so-called ´Redfoot Tribe of Wyoming´, guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS in April, 2015

All Seniors, six of us, and we luxuriated on this yacht. The food was exquisite, presentation world-class, and the warmth and friendliness much appreciated. I don´t think we have laughed as much for quite some time, taken as many pictures, and tried the patience of Bambi and Geoff with our snorkling ´expertise´ as we anticipated. They laughed with us. We very much recommend Bambi and Geoff to anyone looking for an outstanding vacation doing ´it their way´. We´re lucky to have found them and most grateful for their fabulous hospitality. They are famous also. Ask them about their whaling experience. One in a million lifetime events....
Cynthea, Martin, Woody, Karen,Vern and Linda.
Wyoming. USA

Catamaran COOL RUNNINGS hosted six great guests from Saskatchewan in February, 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the BEST HOLIDAY we could ever have imagined! Word fail, this trip was beyond all expectations. Curt and I loved sailing and sitting on the ´trampoline´, always afraid for missing out on your entertaining stories. Bambi the cooking was amazing, works of art that tasted even better than they looked. Love your sweetness but also love the candor! Geoff Great sailor with hilarious stories! Love the sense of humour!
Thanks for an anniversary to remember!
Curt and Ali
It is difficult to follow Ali´s glowing thanks for a fab vacation, but I´ll give it a go.... It takes two very special people to allow perfect strangers from totally different walks of like to come into your ´home´ and treat us like family. You did everything right and insured that we all had the vacation of a lifetime!!
Donn and Mae
Thank you so much for taking a ´High Maintenance´ flat-lander from the Prairies of Saskatchewan and giving us sea legs!! Of course the food was incredible, the drinks were superior and your experience and wisdom was most enjoyable. You truly feel like family and we have already started planning our next visit to Cool Runnings!
Deb and Jeff.

Guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS over New Years, 2014/2015

How do I start to say thank you? Yes our trip number # 5 and this was the best of all of them, the cabins were nice, dining area was beautiful, and we loved the mats and pillows on the trampoline it seemed an extension of Geoff and Bambi. Bambi kept the cabins spotless! The rest of the boat was kept very clean as well. We fell in love with Geoff and Bambi! They became like family friends to us....absolutely lovely!
This crews service is and was ´Excellent! ´ Can´t say enough good about them. We felt very pampered all week! Perfect mix of professional and friendly. Geoff taught our boys how to sail, which they loved! We got history lessons, great recommendations for activities, and excellent service throughout our week. You were 100% correct Andrew these two are magnificent with children. Bambi´s meals were a dream! She is unbelievable. Every single meal was exceptional. She truly is a master chef, and created incredible tastes every day, in such a tiny space. We couldn´t say enough about the delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners. As you know we had planned for 2 evenings ashore, but that ended up as zero meals ashore.............. here is more on her meals, just Beautiful! There´s nothing quite like taking a morning snorkel and coming aboard to find a beautiful table set for you! We were astounded by the number of different table settings she kept on that tiny boat! Meals were a dream!! And the crunchies.....best snack ever! We´ve made them several times since we arrived home. Delish! We will sail with them no matter where they be.
Thank you again we will be in touch,
Drew and Elizabeth.

Guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS in early June, 2014

What a great way to explore the Virgin Islands! Geoff and Bambi took us to amazing places unforgetable islands. Loved our time on the boat, swimming with the turtles was one of the BEST experiences ever!

The Ringers - North Carolina

Guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS in mid May, 2014

Bambi and Geoff, Thank you so very much for a wonderful charter. We
felt at home and comfortable from the moment we arrived on board. Cool
Runnings is just perfect for a week´s sailing, snorkeling and just
spending time relaxing.
Our highlights were swimming with the turtles in Diamond Cay, Jost van
Dyke, Monkey Point snorkeling, dinner at Anegada, Mexican train, and
of course every meal we ate on board. Bambi you are a fab chef.
Nichole was right when she said ´five star´ restaurant! Everything
that somes out of your kitchen is delicious and full of flavor. Plus
all the little things that make each meal special, the place settings,
candles. One moment we are sitting playing Mexican train and the next
the area is transformed into a lovely candle lite dining room. It is
these small things that make sailing with you on Cool Runnings a
special treat. The night we came back from an evening ashore to a
table set up with wine, Grand Marnier and chocolate cake made our
night! As a family getting to spend time together Cool Runnings was
perfect. We were able to experience new things and create memories to
last a lifetime, afterall is this not what life is all about. We hope
that we will sail with you again in the future, until then take care
and happy sailing thank you for everything!
The Synder family.
New Jersey

From guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS in mid-April, 2014

Dearest Geoff and Bambi,
Once again, we thank you for your incredible hospitality aboard Cool Runnings Our 6th adventure with you could´nt have been more lovely. A few new stops, more creative and inventive top - notch cuisine, and the part we love most... your company and friendship.

You mean the world to us and we look forward to future adventures with you and Cool Runnings .... wherever that may be!
Scott and Jeff, Crystal and Amy.

(Scott and Jeff have sailed the BVI´s many times, St. Croix, the Grenadines and the San Blas in Panema with us.)

From Honeymooners aboard COOL RUNNINGS in early April, 2014

Bambi and Geoff,
Thanks for a wonderful week! EVERYTHING was really perfect, specially the food!!! You are a great chef, we hope to come back soon.
Juan

Bambi and Geoff,
We have two new friends! Was an amazing honeymoon trip, you are very nice and wonderful people. Thank you very much, I hope to see you soon in another great experience.
Vale
Argentina

Guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS in late March, 2014

If you are looking for the perfect vacation, you have found it. From
the moment you arrive you will be treated like family. The vessel is
pristine, and extremely comfortable. There is plenty of room to move
about whether you are in or outside of the cabins. Geoff and Bambi
cater to your every whim. Thank you Jeff for being a perfect sailor
and a wonderful bar tender!! Oh! and the food.... The food is like
none you have tasted before. You eat like royalty!! Thank you Bambi
for the outstanding meals!! Bring stretch pants to go home in. The
trip is yours. Geoff and Bambi are attentive to what you are looking
to do and see. They are experienced on the water and are full of ideas
about what to do on land. If you leave the itinerary to their care you
will not be disappointed. My advice for first timers.....take their
advice, they know what they are doing. There is so much to see and do.
They will make sure that you have a fantastic experience. This is my
husband and my second time in the BVI´s, sailing on a catamaran yacht.
We went with six couples. Three couples on Cool Runnings and three
other couples on a second vessel. This has been by far our favorite
vacation. We were worried that it wouldn´t live up to our expectations
because we loved our first trip so much. We were wrong. This, my
friends, is a week in paradise. I hope you enjoy yours!
Christine and John, Larry and Debbie, Rob and Kim
Maine

Guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS in mid March, 2014

Geoff and Bambi are simply the best! Incredible meals. (Thanks for
fixing my Gluten free meals all week.) Great Sailing. Wonderful
Conversations. We loved finding new spots in the BVI and our grandson
loved us being ´pirates´ on your boat. We can´t wait to sail again
with you. We thank you for making our week so awesome.
We hope to bring the family for a sail!
From our family to yours
Ted and Janna Haynes

Guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS in March, 2014

Cool Runnings and her crew, Bambi and Geoff, are the best!!
Apparently, their mission in life is to make sure that you have the
best vacation ever and, boy, did they accomplish that!!! Bambi´s
creations in the kitchen were absolutely delicious, and Geoff knew all
the best snorkeling places - taking us to spots we had never visited
before. They made excellent suggestions for things that we could do,
always giving us various alternatives from which to pick each day.

Probably the best thing about Bambi and Geoff is that they are fun -
they laugh easily and are truly delighted when we are enjoying
ourselves. I miss them, would never consider going with anyone else,
and cannot wait to go back!!!! Thank you so much, Bambi and Geoff -
until we see you again.....
XOXO
Anne, Ben, Weldon and Ben J.

FEBRUARY 2014

Bambi and Geoff
Words cannot express how great this trip has been for us both. You
have made Raj´s birthday one to remember! Your warm hospitality made
us able to switch off and you have shown us what a great sailing
holiday ( so close to New York) can do.
We will definitely be back, hopefully often and do hope to see you in
NYC soon. Thank you for being such great hosts!
With much love and deepest gratitude.
Raj and Shalini
New York ´

Guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS in late February, 2014

Dear Bambi and Capt Geoff,
Wow !! Thank you thank you! You have made us feel special...... the food..... the presentation..... EVERYTHING! Never felt so comfortable on the water before, you guys were great!
Kay and Jeff.

You made us believers to spend our Caribbean vacations on the water, this was a first! Everything was perfect and can´t wait to return to enjoy amazing cooking and hospitality!
Ed and Marlene

Cap´n Geoff and Bambi --- First, thank you for agreeing to do a ´short´ cruise with us none of us had done this before so it was great to ´get our feet wet.´ I new I had hit a home run when Marlene said : ´I don´t know why we are messing with the house on St. John!´ Thank you for everything... really.... you two are the BEST!
Bet and Mike, Kansas City

Swiss Charter Guests this year aboard Cool Runnings

Dear Bambi Dear Geoff
Your boat is elegant, so clean and cosy. This boat is like your home. You did open your home to us and we felt like beeing at home!
Thank you for all your friendly advices and help the relaxing anbiance on your ship the delicious meals! And all the adventures you made possible for us in this Caribbean dreamworld.
We had a really magic time!
Lots of love
Irmgard, Hans Pedro Ruti
Bea, Peter, Vivi and Angel.
Switzerland.

JUNE 2013

Name: Marjorie Norris
Yacht: COOL RUNNINGS Captain Only with Goeff & Bambi Alexande
Charter Dates: June 23 -29,2013
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
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?
Wonderful. We all thought they were fantastic.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Excellent.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes.

4. Was the yacht´s cooking and cleaning equipment sufficient?
No complaints at all. Everything exceeded our expectations.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Loved it.

6. Could we at have helped you further in any way?
No. This was one of the best vacations my friends and I have ever had.

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

8. Additional comments on your charter?
Just want to say ´Hi´ to Bambi and Geoff. I am sure you are on a safari in South Africa right now. I am jealous of your life style. Hope all is going well and hope to see you both again sometime in the future. Margie and Mike XO




Best Regards,

April 28-May 03/13

Eric and Connie with friends Pennie and David
60th Birthday ..

Our friends Viv and Michael were 100% Right On ! It has been the most incredible, fabulous, wonderful 60th Birthday trip I have ever had !! We shall return!
Eric.

Delightfully relaxing and exciting too! All our troubles drifted far far away. So glad we came.
Connie

Bambi and Geoff,
Thanks for a wonderful holiday, for going above and beyond in hosting our stay. Such beautiful tasty food so thoughtfully prepared for all our tastes. We will have wonderful memories of this amazing trip. And, Oh those margaritas!!!
Thanks for the sailing lessons, (sorry I spun the boat around in the opposite direction!)
Love Penny and David
Montreal. Canada

APIL 2013

Dear Bambi and Capt. Geoff,

This is sadly our departure day. We loved the time of the yacht,
sharing delicious meals, gentle talks and everyday early snorkels into
another world. For myself it is a dream of a lifetime come true. As
a ´Grannie´ spending time with my daughter, her family and you as
supportive friends, thank you. I will think of these days for many
years to come, I grew in confidence in the use of my titanium knee and
my spirit was renewed. It´s been great.
Vicky
New Jersey

Geoff and Bambi,
Incredible trip! You both made it really specail for us. We started
´thinking´ about this trip over the summer - sort of day dreaming
about what would be fun, special and relaxing. Honestly - this trip
exceeded any expectations we had. The chance to be together as a
family, play games, snorkel, sail, see beautiful things, eat amazing
food and generally be spoiled is something we loved. ( who would´nt)
Thanks for all you did to make it so special. You have BIG fans and a
great referal source our in California. We will be back for sure!!
Lots love
Courtney and Jeff.
California

Kids..... Capt. Geoff and Bambi, What a trip, I had soooooo much fun
and I lovedit sooooo much. I loved tubing and having our sea glass
contest, snorkeling and all the amazing sea creatures and for letting
me stay on the boat.
Conner 13 years
PS: I loved the food.

Twins.... 8 years Dear Bambi and Geoff,
It has been fun hanging out with you. Have you ever fell overboard?
If so did someone yell ´Man overboard!´ I loved snorkeling and the
desserts, also very cool to steer the boat.
love, Kate

Thanks so much for having us on the boat, I loved it!
From Andrew.

From guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS for a Spring Break Charter, April 2013

Our dear friends Bambi and Geoff,
We are so honored to have sailed our 4th cruise with you! From
´Alexis´ to ´Cool Runnings´, the hospitality is superb as always. We
are blessed not only to have met you many years ago on charter but to
have continued in friendship. You two are an inspiration to us and
will always continue to be so.
Thanks also for all your special touches, my favorite foods and your
sweet and kind words, and, of course, the laughs are the very BEST!
Here´s to many many more times together........ more laughs, fun and love.
Much love
Scott and Jeff
x x x x

Dearest Bambi and Geoff,
Thanks so much for taking care of us this last week. I have learned
so much..... one, that I LOVE sailing and LOVE snorkeling, that I can
swim without a noodle! (who knew??) Thank you from the bottom of my
heart, to opening my eyes to the adventures that await us on the high
seas. Hahhaha!
Wonderful food, wonderful memories and wonderful adventures. We will
be back, OFTEN!
Crystal Van Hise
Virginia

Bambi and Geoff, A fantastic journey aboard Cool Runnings! Your easy
going way just made us feel like we were instantly on ´island time.´
The places we visited were breathtaking and I could´nt think of a
better way to spend my Spring Break. Not sure how many pounds I
gainedfrom the amazing food and drinks, but it was well worth it !
Thanks for the hospitality and kindness, can´t wait to do it all over
again.
Amy Kern
Virginia

From a family aboard COOL RUNNINGS the last week of March 2013

Mum, Dad and four children comment.....
Bambi and Geoff,
Thank you for such an enoyable week in so many many ways. it was so
great to go to a different port evryday and the destinations you chose
for us were all fantastic! The kids benefitted from the experience to
sailing and learned a lot about the BVI´s this week. We only wish we
had taken a fully catered charter to take full advantage of Bambi´s
gourmet cooking every day! Guess we will have to come back for that!
Thanks for being wonderful, considerate hosts and for sharing your
world with us.
Steve and Mary Ann Keithahn.

Thanks so much for amazing week, great hosts to our family, thanks again!
Harrison (16 years)

Thank you so much for letting us stay with you on your boat. It was
REALLY cool sleeping on it and the tubing, cool! Hope (11years)

Thanks for being great hostess and Captain this week for our family.
Everything we did was so much fun and we will take away great
memories.
Helen (13 years)

Dear BaMbI and GeoFf,
thank You for lettiNg us stay wiTh you. my faVrot pAart was Going to
the BeChes. thank yoU SO Mach !
Hazel K (6 years)

Guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS in March, 2013

Bambi and Geoff
What an extraordinary holiday! Gorgeous weather, scenery, sailing,
company and of course food! Everything surpassed our expectations.
Thank you for all the little touches like good books, choc´s in the
cabins, it all went towards making the trip memorable for our family.
We are officially ´hooked´ to continue exploring sailing vacations.
Thank you!
Cathy, Bruce, Clare and Mitch (aka ´sailor boy´)

Guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS n mid-March, 2013

GUEST REVIEW

Name of yacht : Cool Runnings
Dates of Charter : March 2013
Name of Charterer : Cathy Simpson

We hope you enjoyed your charter! We would really appreciate it if you would take a moment to complete this form. Naturally we hope that everything was perfect, but we also would like to know if there were any (small) problems. All comments are helpful!

When you arrived, your first impression of the yacht was:
Very comfortable! They showed us around and we unpacked. Set sail and had a lovely lunch!

What did you think about your accommodation?
Cabins, beds, bathrooms: Cabins very clean, and tidy. Loved the selection of books by the bed, and the chocolates. Rooms were tidied every day; bathrooms very clean.

Salon, cockpit, deck space: We spent all of our time outside on the deck or on the trampolines. Very comfortable!

Was the boat kept clean during your charter (your cabins, the bathrooms/heads, your towels, bedding, the cockpit, the galley)? Very meticulous and clean!

Did you miss anything on board? No

What did you enjoy the most on board? The meals!! Unbelievable food prepared by Bambi and Geoff.

Please describe your Captain (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
Very responsible and friendly! Geoff educated us about sailing and how things worked on the boat. He took care to explain where we were going and the weather conditions. Always helpful as he would prepare us for a snorkel outingwent out of his way to adjust and fit all of our equipment.

What do you think about your itinerary, the places and bays you visited and the activities you have done?
We enjoyed all of the islands we went to.I would have liked to have had a better idea in advance about some of them ( i.e. Peter Island I would have booked a treatment at the spa). We enjoyed amazing snorkeling at Cooper Island, and we loved Bitter End, Jost van Dyke and the baths!

Please describe your chef (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
Bambi was incredible! Always went over and above with all of the meals.They were scrumptious. We tried some new desserts and food that we all loved. Every meal was a treat! She went out of her way to accommodate all of our needs.

Please describe your meals (presentation, quality, quantity)
Stated above; meals were fantastic. Beautifully prepared with artistic presentation!
Do you feel the meals and drinks reflected the requests you made in your preference sheet? Yes

If you had children in your party, what did the crew do to make their vacation special (food, games, toys, etc)?
They made sure they had lots of goodies they would like snacks, cookies, soft drinks and smoothies! In addition, we went tubing a few times which was really fun! Geoff let both kids sail which they loved. The TVs were not working which was fine

Did you receive enough information from us before your trip, was the description of the yacht and crew accurate?
Yes!

Would you sail with us again? Yes!

Any other notes or special remarks you have:
We were totally spoiled!! And all of us felt very sad when we left the boat as we did not experience that kind of meal or snorkeling again! Knowing what we do now I would have had more meals off the boat though so that we could have experienced some other places.

May we use your comments as a reference for future guests?
Yes

Thank you!

Guests chartering in the Spanish Virgins in March, 2013

Dear Geoff and Bambi,
This will be week 5 with Bambi and Geoff - as wonderful as all the
others, we do so enjoy all our adventures with you two, BVI´s 3 times,
San Blas Islands Panama and now the Spanish Virgins. Culebrita, Culebra,
Vieques beautiful anchorages, pristine beaches, isolated anchorages ( no
one in sight ) great great meals, mexican train and favourable winds and
weather that really co operated with our plans.

Your hospitality was greatly appreciated and your innovative meals,
(served by the affable Capt. Geoff) were artful and delicious! (Oy vey! we didn´t leave a crumb on our plates!) Geoff´s knowledge of
navigating these waters around the reefs were a comfort to all. (Now try
to remember the napkins on the table at mealtimes!) Hahaaaaa! After
spending these days with you in your home away from South Africa we feel
that you are apart of our family. THANKS for a memorable cruise. We look
forward to a 6th, 7th, 8th...........
Elinor and Sid
Montreal, Canada.

Guests aboard COOL RUNNINGS in late January, 2013

Geoff and Bambi,
Thank you for the great sailing adventure. We had a great time and it was much more than we could have imagined. The food and company was outstanding and you were very accommodating to all of our needs. Every meal was five star quality. The boat was always clean and you were always willing accommodate any request we had. We loved hearing about all of your previous sailing adventures. Learning to sail was an added plus and hearing about the history of islands was great although Nick is still looking for the sunken treasure. We would highly recommend your charter to anyone considering this type of vacation. We have already had lots of our friends and family ask about our charter and how to go about booking. Nick wants you to name the new desert Banana´s Nick with fireball and feel free to use for future charters.
Once again thanks for everything , we had an amazing time. Feel free to give our names and contact info to anyone wanting references. Hope we can do another charter some day.
Safe travels,
Lisa and Nick Krosky

Hi Geoff and Bambi,
Leesa and I wanted to send our thanks for the incredible sailing adventure last week. The only way I can describe it is that it far exceeded our expectations. The sailing was a blast and the destinations you helped us choose were great. It was some of the best snorkeling we´ve seen anywhere. And, the meals you prepared for us were nothing less than stunning and definitely the highlight of the experience.
We´ve been fortunate enough to travel quite a lot so have had many different types of travel and holiday experiences. We´d rate this one at the top of the list of anything we´ve done. Rest assured that you will see us again in the future, hopefully sooner rather than later. We hope you have an enjoyable and successful rest of the season.
With very warm regards,
Mike and Leesa Sausa

Dear Bambi and Geoff,
Thank you once again for a fabulous week in the BVI´s ! Brian and I were confident our family members would enjoy this vacation as much as we did our first time. But it was great to witness their amazement and pleasure with your exceptional hosting and execution. We enjoyed seeing familiar sights as well as experiencing new islands and snorkeling spots. Geoff is the BEST Captain, bar tender, dinghy
driver and sous chef ever. Words cannot describe Bambi´s incredible cooking, presentation and overall caretaking. The only concern we have is that wae are not spoiled, and all future vacations elsewhere will pale in comparison! We are truly thankful and hope to see you again in the future.
Lauri and Brian Lewis
Colorado

FEB 2013

Geoff and Bambi,
Thank you for the great sailing adventure. We had a great time and it was
much more than we could have imagined. The food and company was
outstanding and you were very accommodating to all of our needs. Every
meal was five star quality. The boat was always clean and you were always
willing accommodate any request we had. We loved hearing about all of your
previous sailing adventures. Learning to sail was an added plus and
hearing about the history of islands was great although Nick is still
looking for the sunken treasure. We would highly recommend your charter to
anyone considering this type of vacation. We have already had lots of our
friends and family ask about our charter and how to go about booking. Nick
wants you to name the new desert Banana´s Nick with fireball and feel free
to use for future charters. Once again thanks for everything , we had an
amazing time. Feel free to give our names and contact info to anyone
wanting references. Hope we can do another charter some day.
Safe travels, Lisa and Nick

March 19-11-12

Name: Linda
Yacht: COOL RUNNINGS with Geoff & Bambi
Charter Dates: March 19-22, 2012
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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?
Bambi and Geoff were extraordinary! Genuinely warm and friendly, super helpful to me with bad knees. They went above and beyond to make us, including a child, comfortable and happy

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Immaculate. Really well kept, spotless...not a hair or grain of sand (and I notice this stuff!)

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes. Always a nice breeze, never felt claustrophobic, huge skylights over every bed. Loved the fresh air!

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Amazing. I´m astonished at what could come out of a ships galley! Everything prepared to perfection, beautifully presented. Lots of detail in advance to be sure we´d be happy. Gorgeous food. Truly five star.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Loved it! Hope to do it again longer. Again Geoff and Bambi found us the perfect spots to snorkel, beach, sleep. Clearly they know every cove inside out.

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
Nope. Thrilled. Thanks

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

8. Additional comments on your charter?
Really a home run. My husband was skeptical - ´did you get references?´ - in the end, it all came together in 24 hours with no prep, totally a ´fly by the seat of our pants´ gamble. Really an amazing trip! If only it hadn´t rained as much, but beyond that...flawless. Loved it. Thank you! Please feel free to use us as a reference. I´d behappy to talk with anyone about it. :)

Guests Aboard COOL RUNNINGS in April, 2012

Our bucket list is now complete! This trip has exceeded all our
expectations. Our crew has been incredible, our meals have been
outstanding, the scenery breathtaking. What more could we need on our
bucket list........except another sailing trip with Geoff and Bambi on
Cool Runnings!!

Michael and Viviane
Quebec, Canada.

This will be our fourth sailing adventure with Geoff and Bambi, we so
enjoy your wonderful hospitality, the food amazing. ( as usual )
Congrats on your new boat ´Cool Runnings´ it is very very comfortable,
we are already planning our 5th visit!!

Elinor and Sid
Montreal

Jan. 2013

Hi Geoff and Bambi,

Leesa and I wanted to send our thanks for the incredible sailing adventure
last week. The only way I can describe it is that it far exceeded our
expectations. The sailing was a blast and the destinations you helped us
choose were great. It was some of the best snorkeling we´ve seen
anywhere. And, the meals you prepared for us were nothing less than
stunning and definitely the highlight of the experience.

We´ve been fortunate enough to travel quite a lot so have had many
different types of travel and holiday experiences. We´d rate this one at
the top of the list of anything we´ve done. Rest assured that you will
see us again in the future, hopefully sooner rather than later. We hope
you have an enjoyable and successful rest of the season.

With very warm regards,

Mike and Leesa

April 2012 ,

April 20, 2012

Our bucket list is now complete! This trip has exceeded all our
expectations. Our crew has been incredible, our meals have been
outstanding, the scenery breathtaking. What more could we need on our
bucket list........except another sailing trip with Geoff and Bambi on
Cool Runnings!!

Michael and Viviane
Quebec, Canada.

April 2012 ,

This will be our fourth sailing adventure with Geoff and Bambi, we so
enjoy your wonderful hospitality, the food amazing. ( as usual )
Congrats on your new boat ´Cool Runnings´ it is very very comfortable,
we are already planning our 5th visit!!

Elinor and Sid
Montreal
Canada

May 2012

7th to 12th May 2012

Bambi and Geoff,
Where to start?? This has been an amazing time, a true indulgence of all our senses. To start...... the food...... we can honestly say it has been some of the BEST we have had. Will not forget the incredible dishes , absolutely delicious! The scenery breathtaking at times and the waves lapping against the hull, and best of all those great South African accents!! Geoff in our minds you are everything a Captain is meant to be! You have been so accommodating, thank you for shuttling us in the dinghy ( a lot) laughing with us, and taking care of us all. What a truly perfect vacation!! Thank you.
Much love, Sarah, Shane, Kelly, Gary, Candy and Robert.
Pawleys Island
South Carolina

July 2012

Thank you for the spectacular adventure! We were so excited for this
trip and it surpassed all of our expectations. From the beautiful
boat, gourmet meals, incredible sailing and stops and your lovely
selves........ what more could we ask for!
(and we will never forget the incredible variety of place mats and
settings, all the little details were so special)
You have turned us into sailors. We cannot wait to get home and tell
family and friends.
Fond memories
Jessica,Michael,Neva and Nick
LA and NY

July 28-Aug. 4-2012

Name: Mary
Yacht: COOL RUNNINGS with Geoff & Bambi Alexander
Charter Dates: July 28 - August 4, 2012
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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?
Bambi and Geoff were very friendlh and accomodating!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Cool Runnings was very clean and comfortable.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Bambi´s cooking is fabulous!!!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
BVI is beautiful

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
No, everything was perfect!

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

8. Additional comments on your charter?
Geoff and Bambi were perfect captain and first mate/chef! They were warm and welcoming and were very interested in making sure that all of us were comfortable, well fed and enjoying our trip. They shared so much knowledge about the area, marine life and sailing. They are very interesting people and expert sailors. My two daughters (13 & 16) enjoyed them as much as my husband and I did. The trip was a spectacular family vacation that we will remember forever. We will undoubtedly be back!

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