C´est La Vie Description

C’est La Vie was designed to create unforgettable vacation experiences exploring a range of activity and relaxation, mixed with high end luxury and unrivaled adventure, all amidst a tropical backdrop. A well-appointed 2022 Lagoon Sixty7, C’est La Vie offers bespoke luxury in 2 spacious Queen cabins and a massive master cabin, each with en-suite washrooms and plenty of living space. Topside you will find multiple sun beds, loungers and wet bars aplenty. Her crew of 3 leaves no need unmet; offering decades of combined professional experience to create a seamless, customized and highly interactive encounter. No finer culinary experience can be found ashore or afloat, as chef Sofia provides a rich understanding of all things epicurean while undertaking the constant search for the finest and freshest ingredients. Captain Robbie will keep you feeling at ease, with his unassuming, patient approach and his dry wit. He is an avid waterman, excelling in scuba, fishing and engaging in a keen interest for Nautical lore. First mate Kirsten knows all of the best snorkels and hikes, and at the end of a long day (or morning hike) will shake up a cocktail that would make Hemingway swoon. C’est La Vie’s offerings are second to none, including electric foiling surfboards, sea bobs, scuba compressor and gear, floating docks and a massive tender to get you to the finest beaches. Interested in becoming dive certified? Captain Robbie is a PADI dive instructor and can indulge guests of all abilities in exploring the underwater world. Sit in the lap of luxury via a professionally designed and decorated interior. In addition to outdoor activities, the yacht boasts a powerful hi-fi system, lots of games and movies.

Cruising Area of C´est La Vie

Pref. Pick-upNanny cay
Other Pick-upInquire
Summer PortBritish Virgin Islands
Winter PortBritish Virgin Islands

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew3
Queen4
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
Crew will take port midship cabin

Specification

Previous NameSerenity South
Length67 Feet
Beam32 Feet
Draft4 Feet
Built2022
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Children AllowedYes
InverterYes
Water MakerYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator2
Max Speed14kts
Cruising Speed9-12kts
Range500 NM
Turnaround48hr preferred

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)15ft
Dinghy Hp60
Sea BobsYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake Board1
Floating Mats1
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Fishing Rods2
Other Toys
- 2x seabobs
- 2x efoils
- 1x wakeboard
- 1x sub wing
- Tubing
- Diving (dive gear, compressor onboard- with dive instructor)
-1x nauti bout leisure floating dock(with seabob docking stations)
-2x paddle board
-Kayak on request

Fishing
2 trolling rods and 1 casting rod

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
Resort Course$175
Full Course$400.00
LicenseInstructor
Air CompressorOnboard
Tanks12
BCs10
Regulators10
Weight Sets10
Num Divers8
Dive Lights4
Diving Info
Dive Compressor on board
Cptn is a dive instructor
Dive Costs
Cost per dive per person: $75
Open Water Certification Dives. $400
Discover Scuba Diving: $175

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Re-usable stainless steel straws Non-toxic/reef safe sunscreen provided for guests Biodegradable cleaning products

C´est La Vie Crew Profile

Crew Number3
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainRobert Sargeant
NationalitySouth African/Zimbabwean
Born1993
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseIYT Master 200t, PADI Speciality Instructor
Chef & First Mate
Chef & First MateSofia Ribero
NationalityBritish, Portuguese, Zimbabwean
Born1991


Originally from Zimbabwe, Robbie was brought up on a farm with a love for the outdoors, sport and a keen sense for adventure. His hobbies also include golf and darts but his favorite from a young age was and always has been fishing, whether it’s fresh water or deep sea. After school, he moved to South Africa to play professional rugby, but it was not long before he decided on it being an unlikely permanent career choice. He turned towards scuba diving instead, despite the cold waters of Cape Town and worked his way up to becoming an instructor. After a few years of this, Robbie grew keen to search for warmer water to dive in and accepted a job in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. The travel bug set in, Captain’s ticket in hand and many nautical miles later, there is nothing that Robbie loves more than finding new places to have fun in, both above and under the water.

Born and raised in the landlocked country of Zimbabwe, Sofia’s love for water originated whilst growing up as a national swimmer and waterpolo player. Working throughout studying within restaurants and catering, it gave her an opportunity to build up experience in hospitality, develop professionalism within the service industry but most of all appreciate different cuisines. After graduating from University of Cape Town, South Africa with a Social Science degree, Sofia realized she wasn’t motivated towards a formal office setting and sought after a career in which she could combine her love of travel with learning new skills. Discovering the world of yachting she has since worked in the Mediterranean, Australia, Indonesia, Florida and the Caribbean. Being able to explore new places and gain a passion for cooking along the way has been a dream realized.

Robbie and Sofie met in Singapore, soon found common ground of similar roots and have been working together within the industry since then for the last 5 years. Their combined passion for food, travel and most of all the ocean has brought them together to love what they do. They have been lucky enough to get to know some extraordinary, remote locations around the world but also appreciate being able to share time with family and friends in their home country, Zimbabwe.

As a team, they love being able to entertain, share stories and meet new people to learn theirs. Robbie and Sofie are keen on keeping charters light-hearted while making it a priority to go above and beyond so that their guests always have an adventure to remember.

Kirsten, a native of South Africa, grew up enjoying the pleasant climate and taking part in various outdoor activities, such as photography, swimming, and showjumping. She excelled in golf and earned several titles and a place on provincial teams before scuba diving captured her imagination during her first dive in the ocean. She attended the University of Johannesburg where her studies in Industrial Design deepened her appreciation of the ocean ecosystem and sparked a passion for developing projects to address ocean conservation. As her interest in photography shifted to the underwater world, she found herself drawn to a non-traditional career and pursued full-time work in diving and sailing. She honed her skills in Tuna fishing and spearfishing while working for a fishing charter company in Cape Town. Today, her love for the ocean and marine life remains one of her greatest passions.

ROBERT ‘ROBBIE’ SARGENT MARITIME QUALIFICATIONS

• IYT Master of Yachts (200t) Unlimited
• IYT Master of Yachts (200t) Limited
(Practical & Theory)
• ENG 1 Medical (Valid 2022)
• STCW 95 - Complete Basic Training
• RYA Tender Operator
• RYA Powerboat Level II
• RYA Powerboat Advanced
• RYA Personal Watercraft
• RYA Shore based Day Skipper for Sail Power Craft
• RYA Radar Course
• RYA Diesel Engine Course
• RYA VHF Radio
• SYSA Deckhand Course

DIVING QUALIFICATIONS
• PADI Speciality Instructor
• EFR First Aid Instructor
• Bauer Compressor Operator
• ScubaPro Level1 Equipment Service Technician
• Aqualung Level 2 Equipment Service Technician

SOFIA ‘SOFIE’ RIBEIRO QUALIFICATIONS

• ENG1 (Valid 2022)
• IYT Master of Yachts (200t) Unlimited
• IYT Master of Yachts (200t) Limited
(Theory & Practical)
• STCW & PDSD
• International Driver’s Licence (Valid 2021)
• PADI Open Water Diver
• Food Safety & Hygiene Level II
• RYA Powerboat Level II
• RYA Personal Watercraft
Ashburton Cookery School-Advanced Course 2023
• Beginner’s Course in Floristry
• Basic Cocktail Masterclass
• Bachelor of Social Science

KIRSTIN KLOPPERS Maritime Qualifications

RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore (Sailing) Commercial Endorsement (200GT)
SAS Yachtmaster Coastal
SAMSA SRC/VHF Radio
RYA Personal Watercraft
RYA Powerboat Level II
RYA Competent Crew
Food Safety at Sea Level II
RYA Superyacht Training
ENG1 Medical
STCW 2010
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
PADI Specialty Instructor
International Bartender Course 2023
Wine and Spirit Educational Trust Certificate 2023
Diploma Industrial Design

C´est La Vie Calendar

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C´est La Vie Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Feb 17, 2024Feb 23, 2024Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Mar 02, 2024Mar 09, 2024Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Mar 29, 2024Apr 05, 2024Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
May 08, 2024May 13, 2024Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 01, 2024Jun 08, 2024Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Jun 09, 2024Jun 15, 2024Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Jul 22, 2024Jul 31, 2024Hold: Marigot, St. Lucia to Grenada, St Georges
Aug 01, 2024Oct 31, 2024Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable

C´est La Vie Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $59,000
(normal rate)
High price: $65,000
(normal rate)

C´est La Vie Special Offer!
Discount: 10%!
Old price: $59,000 - $65,000 / week
New price: $53,100 - $58,500 / week (Save: $5,900 - $6,500 / week)
Minimum nights: 6
Travel between: Apr/01/2024 - May/31/2024

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2023/24 Winter$59,000$60,000$61,000$62,000$63,000$64,000$65,000
2024 Summer$59,000$60,000$61,000$62,000$63,000$64,000$65,000
2024/25 Winter$59,000$60,000$61,000$62,000$63,000$64,000$65,000
2025 Summer$59,000$60,000$61,000$62,000$63,000$64,000$65,000

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, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


BVI Customs fees and cruising permits are included in the rate.

Boat Prefers 48hr Turns. Please inquire for 24hr
Short Charters Available

HOLIDAYS:
2024
Christmas Flat Rate $70,000 inquire about pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum.
New Years Flat Rate $70,000 inquire about pick up. 7 night minimum.

CHILD DISCOUNTS: Discount Applied First
Children 15 and under $500 discount
Must be 15 or under at the time of charter.

Exclusive Water Taxi available!
The Caribe Express provides private transportation to and from your charter yacht on a comfortable Aquila 36.
Enjoy complimentary cocktails while our professional crew handles Customs and Immigration
Please inquire for pricing.

C´est La Vie Guest Reviews

Previous Yacht NameSerenity South
Thanksgiving 2023 BVI Charter

Dear Sof, Robbie, and Kirsten,
What an amazing week. You looked after us all so beautifully. Always smiling, always making our days full of fun and making it seem so effortless. It is appreciated and we know that it actually takes masses of work. Thank you

The food was sublime-best in the BVI. The drinks were perfect and I loved the ´surprise´ every evening from Kirsten´s repertoire. The water sports were fun and thankfully injury free!
Here´s to another year!
Love Francesca and Jon


Dear Sof, Kirsten and Robbie,
This week with you all has been one of the highlights of our year! A fantastic time and and absolutely made for us by all of you. Fabulous food. wonderful cocktails and amazing water sports. We cannot thank you enough. Wishing you all an amazing season and see you again in 2024.
With much love
Mel and Dan

July 2023 BVI Charter

To the most amazing crew ever-Robbie, Sofia, and Kirsten
We have had the most amazing week with you the food, the drinks, and wonderful conversation our group has enjoyed getting to know each of you. We wish you the best and hope our paths cross again in the future. If you ever find yourselves in Southern Alabama, give us a call!
Many, many thanks
The Whitehurst and Fraile families

June 2023 BVI Charter

Dear Robbie, Sof, and Kirsten,
What can we say, you are amazing people with incredibly large hearts. You made our vacation one of the most special experiences we have shared as a family. From the gourmet meals, to the spectacular diving, to the fun and games and puzzle challenges! You truly know how to make a special experience for everyone!
We look forward to our next adventure with you!!
all our love,
The Franks

May 2023 BVI Charter

Sofie, Robbie, & Kirsten,
We hardly know where to begin! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this a trip of a lifetime. The itinerary was a perfect mix of adventure (cave snorkeling, baths, hiking) and relaxation (beach picnic, dinner on shore, sunset happy hours). All had fun with the water toys as well. Sofie you made us feel like royalty with your gourmet and delicious food and Kristen with your top notch service. Robbie who knew you were a tour guide, boat captain, housekeeper, and bee vanquisher-haha.
We cannot wait to come back!
Erin and Nick

April 2023 BVI Charter

Robbie, Sofia, and Kirsten,
What an amazing week! Thank you for helping us unwind from our crazy lives, and for taking the best care of us! The memories are priceless. Stay safe on your journey through life! We will se you again!
Love,
Jenna and Shawn

Captain Robbie, Sofia, and Kirsten,
Thank you all for helping make this week so amazing! You are all so knowledgeable and kind. Best of luck to you all. See you next year.
Jeff and Julie

Dear C´est La Vie Awesome Crew,
Many heartfelt thanks for the amazing week on the high seas!!
Will return with our kids!!
Xoxo
Jori

April 2023 BVI Charter

Dear Robbie, Sofie, & Kirsten,
Thank you for a truly spectacular week on C´EST LA VIE! We appreciate everything you all did to make our week so special. Robbie your itinerary was perfect for our group (the Baths adventure, some bar hopping stops and the quiet coves where we could relax and play on the top notch toys). Sofie, your menus were absolute perfection: beautiful to behold and even more delicious to eat. Our food photos from the week will make us all instagram famous! And sweet Kirsten, with the amazing cocktails, and attentive service. How will we find our sunglasses without you??

You are all incredible at what you do and we are grateful to have gotten to know you!
Caroline & Dave
Graham & Kendall
Will & Sarah
Kathryn

April 2023 BVI Charter

Dear Sofie, Robbie and Kirsten,
This trip has been a dream come true. Many nights Marie and I watched ´Below Deck´ and dreamed of our version of this vacation. You have made everything very special and attention to detail is top notch. A true 50th Birthday for Mark and beyond! Thank you for guiding us around the islands, knowing all the perfect places to snorkel and eat. We couldn´t ask for anything more!
We will never forget you or this fabulous trip!
Much Love
Heather and Mark

Robbie, Sophia, Kristen
What can I say... the past 8 days have been absolutely amazing! It was hard to ´let go´ and be catered to but finally relaxed.:) I´m so thankful for your patient help and teaching of Kristen on certifying us to dive. I will forever be thankful you are ´The Best.´
The meals were amazing and beautiful, thank you Sophia!
Robbie, we always felt safe in your hands and love your humor!! Thank you for a trip of a lifetime! Hopefully we will see you again!!
-Barry and Julie

To the amazing crew of C´EST LA VIE,
John and I will never forget the experience of your service, professionalism, and love of the water in the BVI. From the moment we stepped foot on this amazing vessel to the very bitter end we were alive! It´s truly hard to put it all into words-our memories will last a lifetime!
Love
John and Nicole

March 2023 BVI Charter

Dear Robbie, Sofie, and Kirsten,
We can´t thank you enough for all you have to make this vacation so special. It was beyond what we expected. Captain Robbie, we loved story time and all the adventures we got to go on each day. Sofie, these were some of the best meals we have ever had. You are so sweet and positive, Robbie is lucky to have you! Kristen, you made killer cocktails and we loved hearing about your AMAZING diving stories.
Overall, I don´t think we will ever be able to top this vacation! (unless we come back)
Please plan a trip to come visit us in Cape Cod!
Love Always,
Liv, Rob, Nicole, Robby, T, Dylan, Alex, Sean

Robbie, Sofie, Kristen,
As Liv said you exceed our expectations in every way possible and we can never thank you all enough for these memories. There are many favorite parts to our trip, from hearing of your own life adventures to the adventures we took together, meals and drinks shared, all the beautiful spots, and much laughter.
The three of you quickly felt like part of our family and will be considered that way for always. We cannot wait to see you again when you visit us in Cape Cod.
Thank you again for a magical adventure that will forever be in our hearts.
With Love
Liv, Rob, Nicole, Robby, T, Dylan, Alex, Sean

March 2023 BVI Charter

Truth be told, I am at a loss for words with thoughts on our C’est La Vie experience. When people have inquired, I’ve simply said “THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME.”

The boat - wow! Exceeded our expectations. The pictures really don’t do it justice. The room accommodations were more spacious with higher quality fixtures, bedding, lighting, A/C, electricity, storage than expected. Very very nice! The availability of comfy deck seating and water sport toys was awesome. Organization, cleanliness and attention to detail was top notch.

The crew - not even sure where to begin…. Robbie and Sofie went above and beyond to make our vacation super special. It was obvious that they had read and digested our preference form, and made sure the food, beverages, schedule were tailored to our party. Story time with Robbie, drink of the day prepped/served by Hannah, and the five-star meals made and served by Sofie were cherished daily delights. We are all seriously missing Sofie - she is a treasure!

This vacation was simply PERFECT and we are tremendously grateful for you and the crew making it so special. We look forward to the next time aboard C’est La Vie!

~ Ken and Tammy L., Texas

March 2023 BVI Charter

Robbie and Sofia
Words cannot express what an amazing week we shared with you. The trip of a lifetime. Can´t wait til next time!
Morgan and Brian

Robbie and Sofia,
What a great time I had! Thank you for your great service and hospitality! This trip exceeded my expectations in every way...from the fabulous food, the great itinerary, and all of the nice little touches! I look forward to next time!

Robbie and Sofia,
Much thanks for making this trip of a lifetime, truly remarkable. From the five star meals to the bottomless beverages to water sports and ´story time with Robbie´- amazing!
-Ken and Tammy

Robbie and Sofia,
Thank you so much for making this trip memorable. We had the best time and hope to be back soon.
Hope & David

February 2023 BVI Charter

Captain Dean, Sofie, and Ken,
We can´t thank you enough for an outstanding vacation!
Dean, thank you for finding me the turtles.
Sofie, you nailed the food, I am so grateful for your time and attention.
Ken, thank you for all the wine, and always checking on me!
Please if any of you are in New England call us we will show you all around. You can stay with us, we have plenty of space to keep you for a week.
-Danielle and Mike

Dear Sofie, Ken and Dean,
Thank you all for one of the best vacations! the fabulous food, attention to details, the diving and snorkeling were all perfect. We wouldn´t change a single thing... especially the three of you and Cest La Vie. All of your hardwork is appreciated!
Krista and Larry

NYE 2022 BVI Charter

I could not have imagined a better trip for our family. We will be forever grateful for your care of us from the wonderful meals, to the itineraries, and of course the water sports adventures. All the boys were able to do and enjoy exactly what they wanted on this fabulous boat. We couldn´t have been more comfortable. The rooms are so well appointed, the boat trip was so fun, and the meals-better than any restaurant. It is hard for us to leave. Colt learned so much and will forever be called ´Sea-bob.´ George and I were able to recharge our batteries to start the new year. Our New Year´s Eve will forever be a top memory.
The Peinado Family

Dear Crew,
Thank you so much for a perfect week! You exceeded our high expectations in every way and we appreciate your unique ability to take care of our boys like they were family, which was amazing to watch.
We wish you a happy 2023 and beyond!

January 2023 BVI Charter

Dear Robbie, Sofie, and Dean,
You guys are the absolute best! Thank you so much for such an incredible week aboard Cest La Vie. Beautiful boat that´s only surpassed the unbelievabley wonderful crew that you are. Your attention to detail is amazing and appreciated. Sofie´s meals are spectacular! The positive attitudes and energy you all have is a pleasure to be around. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and skills with us... from storytime with Robbie, to learning to efoil with Dean, to delicious treats from Sofie.. you all outdid yourselves!
We appreciate it all Xoxo
-Jim and Chrissy

December 2022 BVI Charter

Dear Captain Robbie, Sofie, and Dean,
Thank you so much for the wonderful experience of being on Cest La Vie. The kids energy was put to great use on all the toys. Thank you for being so attentive to all our needs. Our drinks were always full and the food was amazing. Your hard work and dedication to the boat and our needs did not go unnoticed. Thanks for teaching us the game of all time! We will miss this experience and y´all greatly.
Love the Parnell Family

December 2022 BVI Charter

To the crew of Cest la Vie- Cptn Robbie, Dean, and Sofie,
Thank you for a terrific week-perfect in every way!
Sofie,
for the delicious meals, beautifully plated, thoughtful of everyone´s likes.
Dean,
Coach of all water sports-excellent teacher of the art of ´foiling´...
Robbie,
Lovely tour of the BVI with awesome snorkels

The attention to details by all of you was what made this week together as a family one we will always remember. We had fun playing, exploring, dining, and playing, all the while turning the crew of Cest la Vie into extended family. Until next time...
The Burnetts

November 2022 BVI Charter

Dear Sof, Robbie, and Dean,
Words really do not do justice to how much we have enjoyed our week on board with you all! We have had such an amazing time-amazing dives, snorkeling, e-foiling (with varying degrees of success must be said) together with the fabulous fabulous meals and excursions. Robbie´s toast will for sure stay with us! Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the season, your future charters are in for a treat! We honestly can´t thank you enough-you made this trip!
With much love and see you in 2023!
-Mel and Dan

July 2022 BVI Charter

The Crew of C´EST LA VIE
What an amazing trio! We feel oh so lucky to be your first charter on this spectacular vessel. You took such care of our family from planning our itinerary to dealing with the unexpected true hospitality.
Captain Robbie,
The conductor, the leader of the band-telling us stories of the islands, patiently answering our questions, reminding us that age is just a number and always with a smile on your face!
First Mate Dean,
Man of constant motion, so appreciative of your easy going way while introducing us to new aquatic experiences and always aware and attentive to our needs before we know we even need.
Chef Sofie,
A true culinary artiste in the galley! You were very mindful of our dietary requests and exceeded our expectations. The presentations from breakfast to dinner (and all the cocktails in between) were delivered with beautiful attention to detail-be it simple or complex the fare was amazing!
We loved our days in the BVI and are grateful to have 3 new Zimbabwean friends!
Please come visit us in SC and play some golf!
-The Spinks

July 2022 BVI Charter

To the fabulous Crew of Cest LA Vie,
To say thank you for the most incredible week doesn´t feel like nearly enough. This trip has been something our family has been looking forward to for literally years, but never in my wildest dreams did I think it be anything like it turned out to be. The two words that keep coming to mind are exceptional and magical!! The three of you made this experience far exceed any hopes and dreams I had coming into this week. Your attention to detail, the outstanding meals, your friendliness and your company... every single one and so much more truly made this an experience of a lifetime! You helped our family make memories that will live in our minds and hearts forever!
Captain Robbie,
your sense of humor and gentle nature was truly appreciated! It was a joy to get to know you! Thank you for sharing these beautiful islands and for all the incredible experiences and amazing places you took us this past week.
Chef Sofie,
You outdid yourself with every meal! It was such a gift especially to me to be taken care of so meticulously. You put your heart into every one of your fabulous meals, and it came through every single time! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
Frist Mate Dean/Dingo,
How you know what to do ahead of time to make all of the kids happy and keep them busy was amazing! You made sure we all had every activity and toy and float ready and waiting every second, and for that I am so grateful!
Again thank you all for the most magical experience! I´m so grateful to have met you all. I truly feel like I have new friends. We will definitely see you again!
Love the Hyers

Reviews From Past Charters

Aboard Nov 2019 in BVI with Robbie and Sofia.

Love Robbie and Sofie. They went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. They were very flexible and listened to our requests and suggestions of things we’d like to do and we’re very accommodating in the itinerary. Sofie’s cooking was outstanding. They both took time to get to know our family and it showed with how well we were taken care of every day. Overall it felt very personalized and very special. An exceptionally memorable vacation. Well done!



Aboard 2 Nov 2019 in BVI with Robbie and Sofia

Robbie and Sofie were the most incredible hosts. As a all ladies group we were a little over the top and Robbie did a great job hanging. They both did a wonderful job balancing professionalism, safety, gourmet cuisine, and fun. There were handfuls of moments where they both went above and beyond to make the trip special. Noticing our silly needs even before we knew we had them. Sofie knew when to play the perfect song, add disco lights, and could remember who liked what with their food. They are the BEST first mate and captian we have ever had. Please tell them we genuinely loved every moment and appreciate them endlessly!


Aboard Jun 2019 in BVI with Robbie and Sofia.

Robbie and Sophia were absolutely AMAZING!!! they truly went above and beyond with their services. They were so much FUN and were always keeping us organized. coming back from snorkeling and finding our towels folded, and then keeping our snorkel and dive gear all organized was such a surprise. We love them both dearly, and hope to sail again with them very soon!!!! Was truly our BEST VACATION EVER!!!! Not sure if any other captain and first mate could match their services.


Aboard May 2019 in BVI with Robbie and Sofia.

Robbie and Sofia went above our expectations! He helped in every way possible. If we asked for it or he just heard us talking, Robbie made sure our wishes came true. Excellent service by both. Hats off to Robbie and Sofia.


Aboard 2019 in BVI with Robbie and Sofia

Any superlatives that one can use for the work of Sophia and Robbie are inadequate. They are simply wonderful people that do an amazing job. The sailing was excellent, the food was superb and the interaction with Sophia and Robbie was great. I cannot imagine how they could possibly have done better.


Aboard Apr 2019 in BVI with Robbie and Sofia.

Sofia and Robbie was very professional and attentive to our family. Sophia accommodated the dietary requirements of our youngest daughter with the skills of a five star chef. Robbie commanded the yacht with ease and confidence. His choice of moorings and anchorages were all beautiful locations to enjoy the sunsets and sunrises. The music play list provided by the crew were the best I have experienced


Aboard Apr 2019 in BVI with Robbie and Sofia.

Robbie and Sophie went above and beyond on this vacation. Sophie really catered to all our dietary needs. Robbie took us to several places and told us stories about each place. Every night they asked how we enjoyed the day and if there was anything that we wanted to do the next day.


Aboard Apr 2019 in BVI with Robbie and Sofia.

Robbie and Sofie were an excellent crew. Robbie kept everything interesting, played great music, and was very engaging and fun. Sofie was also very engaging, made excellent meals, and was exceptionally accommodating for some of our special dietary needs. They were both highly professional yet still super friendly, I would gladly sail with them again.



Aboard Apr 2019 in BVI with Robbie and Sofia.

The service on this trip was phenomenal! Mind you we have never had bad service with Tradewinds but Robbie and Sofie went above and beyond to make sure we had a great vacation. Their customer service was exceptional. I cannot say enough good things about them. They made sure we had everything we needed at all times so we could relax and enjoy our time in the BVIs. Scuba, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, sunbathing, hiking, geocaching. We did it all!


Aboard Mar 2019 in BVI with Robbie and Sofia.

Captain Robby and first mate, Sophia, were perfect hosts. Their competence and attention to keeping tidy quarters were superb. They each had their own special culinary skills -- Robby was a supreme grill master and Sophie excelled at presentation and taste.


Aboard Mar 2019 in BVI with Robbie and Sofia.

This was my first (and probably only) catamaran experience, and I was so honored to spend it with Robbie and Sofia on that awesome 60-ft!! They were most attentive and went out of their ways to make sure we had everything we needed and catered, when necessary. I had a bruised ankle and fell and injured that same ankle toward the beginning of the trip. They still catered to my inability to take more dingy trips. They were there to give me more than adequate support (my, they both are so STRONG). The food was awesome, and we expressed our desire (with everyone on our boat) that we´d pay for a recipe book for all that we ate. Sofie prepared it with the love and expertise desired by TradeWinds, and Robbie was a perfect 1st Mate in the kitchen. He was a perfect Captain, while Sofie was the perfect 1st Mate otherwise. They are well-trained and completely socially compatible with each other and all of us. If my husband and I were more water sports enthusiasts and younger, we might have enjoyed it even more.


Aboard 9 Feb 2019 in BVI with Robbie and Sofia.

The crew: Robbie and Sophie were one of the most dedicated and professional crews we ever had. It is very important to point out that, although crews are, in general, of great excellence, this one exceeded all our expectations. Robbie is a very professional sailor and diving instructor. Sophie a superb chef. Both constitute a very good team. Last but not least, both are very, very, very good people.