Elysium Description

This fabulous yacht offers a multitude of lounging areas topside, aft deck and on the foredeck which has an optional shade awning when needed. The primary stateroom offers a king size berth with private head and stall shower. There are two VIP cabins with king berths, private ensuite heads and separate stall showers.

Cruising Area of Elysium

Pref. Pick-upNanny Cay, Tortola, BVI
Other Pick-upBVI Only
Summer PortBVI
Winter PortBVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
Sleeps 6 guests,
3 king size guest cabins; 1primary ensuite and 2 VIP cabins
Private crew quarters and companion way

Each cabin is fully equipped with a private shower, private electric head, temperature controlled A/C, TV/DVD, hairdryer and converter plugs and L´Occitane toiletries (shampoo and shower gel)


Length62 Feet
Beam30´3 Feet
Draft5´8 Feet
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Num Hatch26
Guest Smoketransom only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeNone
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator2x 13.5kva
Max Speed12
Cruising Speed10
Fuel Consumption4 US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr
Range2500 miles
Turnaround48 hours
EnginesEngine : 2 x 180 HP YANMAR - Electric Voltage : 220 V & 110 V Generators : 2 x 13,5 KVA ONAN + Cocon - Water tank : 2 X 500 Gallons Fuel tank : 2 X 500 Gallons
WIFI, Apple TV and Direct TV available
2 VHF + 1 cordless VHF

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)15´ Apex Deluxe - Yamaha Outboard
Dinghy Hp70
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake Board1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding Ladder2
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling & Casting
Fishing Rods2 Each
Fishing PermitFor BVI #746581
Other Toys
8 passengers island sofa
1 one-person & 1 three-person round inflatable tubes
2 SUPs (carries 2 people each)
1 two person Kayak
1 Wakeboard
1 Kneeboard
1 Tandem Ski

15 AB tender with Yamaha 70 HP engine equipped with GPS
and LED underwater lights.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorOnboard


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
Sonos surround sound throughout the boat
Fly bridge with sofa and cocktail table
2 custom sun lounges and bolsters on front trampoline
2 Fatboy bean bag chairs
LED underwater lights
40in TV in Salon with Apple TV(available in all cabins) and Direct TV


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Weekly organic produce box membership with local farm.

Elysium Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainMatt Mullins
Years Chartering9
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster
Chef/MateTara Phelan
Years Chartering4
LicenseProfessional Chef

Matt and Tara are an experienced energetic couple with a great sense of fun. They have a diverse range of skills above and below the water. A highly motivated, organised couple with an eye for detail and the desire to ensure their guests have the vacation they have been dreaming about.

They love helping guests discover the amazing waters of the British Virgin Islands through snorkeling and diving. A diving instructor for 20 years, Tara enthuses about the local fish and their habitats, sharing her knowledge with guests.

A professional chef, Tara spent two years at one of London´s top catering colleges, and 10 years working in some top restaurants and hotels in London. Wanting to travel she became a diving instructor and started exploring the world. Tara has combined her two passions: cooking and the ocean. As a result of her training, when faced with issues like food intolerance or allergies, she can quickly produce suitable alternatives. Tara loves creating new menus and experimenting with new dishes and providing her guests with a fantastic culinary experience.

Matt is an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster with over ten years professional experience sailing the waters of Australia, BVI, Italy and the UK. He enjoys meeting new guests and dealing with challenges over the years. He loves being involved on deck and in the water, as well as exploring new places and cultures.

Crew is fully vaccinated for Covid-19

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Elysium Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 22, 2024Jun 29, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Jul 01, 2024Oct 17, 2024Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Mar 29, 2025Apr 05, 2025Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI

Elysium Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $27,400
(normal rate)
High price: $31,400
(normal rate)

Elysium Special Offer!
2 Kids Free!
Offer: Kids sail FREE on Elysium in the BVI! 2 children (under the aged of 12 at time of charter) per charter sail for free on Elysium for 2024/25 season. Needs a minimum of 2 paying adults & BVI only.
Minimum nights: 6
Travel before: Apr/30/2025

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2024 Summer$27,400$28,400$29,400$30,400$31,400
2024/25 Winter$27,400$28,400$29,400$30,400$31,400
2025 Summer$27,400$28,400$29,400$30,400$31,400

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.


All Guests Must Be Fully Vaccinated

GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the divide-by-6 rule for figuring short charter premiums.
Minimum 5 night charter please.
Charters of less than 5 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.

2024/25 CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 1-6 guests @ $37,900, 7 night minimum.
Christmas charters must end no later than the 27th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 29th December.

ELYSIUM - BVI Based, BVI ports only.

Elysium Guest Reviews

May 2024 BVI

Tara & Matt,

What a fantastic week! And you both made it so easy and special. You are quite the pair!! The food, beverage and service extraordinaire made our stay on Elysium perfect. And feel like we´ve made special friends. Thank you so much for everything.
You are amazing - We had a fabulous time and a million magnificent memories.
XOX Rob and Genny

Tara & Matt

Thank you for the effortless (seemingly) way you hosted us over the past week. Being met each morning with Tara´s smile and a cup of coffee got each day off to a perfect start.
You are both meaningfully added to our vacation!!
All the best. Jay & Ann

Elysium March 29th Charter review

Tara & Matt!!

All I can say is WOW! The week in the BVIs that you gave us is beyond. From the tubing, the adventures, the food and the rum! The whole trip was a 10! Thank you for all your patience with so many kids. Bryce is sad to leave. So thankful!
Love you guys,
Jen, Jax, Bryce (+ Charlie)

March 2024 BVI

“Tara and Matt
Thank you both for such an amazing trip, having you as our amazing crew made the trip so special.
All the islands were beautiful and the snorkeling was awesome.
Thank you for the amazing culinary experience.
Blessing to you both,
Until we meet again
Lynette and David

Dear Matt and Tara
Words can not express what a wonderful week we have had.
Each day was another wonderful gift Russ and I appreciate all the hard work that you do each day to make our trip so memorable.
Both of you have such wonderful personalities which made this experience even more fun.
The very best to you both.
Fondly Susan and Russ

Tara and Matt,
What an epic trip, the views, the food and the experience of getting to know you both was absolutely fabulous.
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.
We will treasure these memories ❤️
Donna and Steve”

February 26th charter BVI

Tara & Matt,

Thank you SO MUCH for a wonderful week in the BVI!! We enjoyed and greatly appreciated your hospitality. The gourmet food was incredibly DELICIOUS! We were so thrilled we got to sail so much under Matt´s expertise. The Elysium is a wonderful boat. It´s very comfortable and had everything we needed and more.
We want to thank you also for sharing your secret recipe ideas and the special spices we get to enjoy back in Kansas!
Thanks for all your help with our travel arrangements.
You are BOTH the BEST in the business!
Millers, Harris, Reynolds

February 24th 2024

Tara & Matt,

Thank you for such a terrific trip. I can´t tell you how much we appreciate your patience and kindness with the kids! Every meal, every excursion, and every conversation has been an absolute 10! I hope our paths will cross again! Thank you again,
Cooper, Lennon, Matt & Meghan

February 9th 2024

Tara & Matt,

We loved our week aboard Elysium! Thank you for picture perfect, delicious meals, especially the 15th Anniversary celebration. We lived in relaxed comfort with 5 Star service and look forward to next time.
Janine & Damon
Karen@ Frank
Deb & Patrick

January 2024

“Tara & Matt
We can not thank you all enough for such a wonderful week away from our kids,
We had such a fun and restful time.
We enjoyed listing to all your stories and playing trivia with us.
We will miss Tara’s amazing cooking and are not looking forward to working off all the weight we have put on
Thanks for being so great with all the drama that happened the week before we came.
We will definitely recommend you to all our friends.
We will be back and will hopefully have Km and Jason with us next time. ❤️❤️
The Ritter Group

Christmas 2023

Matt & Tara
I think it’s safe to say this trip will be unforgettable all thanks to you.
We had an amazing time sailing and chasing adventures with Matt and stuffing ourselves with Tara’s cooking
(Absolutely no regrets about that)
We appreciate you sharing your stories and your space with us.
It truly felt as if we were just here with our best friends,
We hope to see you both soon
The Masters Family
PS Allison really wishes she could bring Tara home to VA
PSS Matt drive boat….lol

The charter was amazing. The boat was roomy and spacious, much to our surprise (You always hear about cramped quarters on boats). It was well maintained, clean and accommodating. Matt and Tara were beyond incredible. Their knowledge of the islands, friendliness and attention to detail made the trip so enjoyable.

The food was amazing. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were always a highlight of the trip. Everything was a culinary masterpiece. This trip far surpassed our expectations. We left the boat having made 2 new friends (Matt and Tara) that we will definitely sail with again. Thanks for everything as well as your teams great attention to detail getting us there and home safely.

Thanks again,


November 2023

“Dear Tara and Matt,
We would like to say that we had an experience of a life time.
Words can not explain what this trip meant to us.
The boat, the sailing, and the food was totally awesome,
We appreciate everything on this trip,
Jim & Mary

Dear Matt and Tara,
Words cannot express how much we enjoyed this holiday of a life time.
Thank you so much for the great food and company,
You guys are awesome!!
Floyd and Judy

May 2023

“Matt & Tara,
What a fantastic trip!
We have loved every moment on the boat with you guys.
Tara your culinary skills are over the top & definitely exceeded expectations on the food, what a skill you have.
May God bless you guys& keep you safe on your future sails.
Thank you for allowing us to bring back such great memories!
Love Tom & Dena

What a Blessing this trip has been!
Tara the food was amazing, wish I could take you home with me !
Matt each cove was amazing and timing was perfect!
Could not ask for a better crew!
❤️Paula & Mike

Tara & Matt
Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime!
Jason and I have loved every moment on the boat.
Bucket list item has greatly exceeded expectations.
You very hospitable vibe, relaxed nature have given us a trip of a life time!
It’s not good bye, but until we meet again!
Come visit Austin
Love Amy & Jason”

April 2023

Wow what a fun and amazing week,

“Matt & Tara
What an amazing week of sailing with you both!
We have enjoyed everything including all the yummy food, sailing excursions, island stops,
Sunsets and much more.
And let’s not forget “the Babysitter”!!!
Your bubbly personalities and Island education made our trip even more special!
Thank you from the bottom of our Hearts…..
We will be back,
Love Ya Kama and Russ

Matt and Tara
This has been a fantastic week with amazing food, drinks and sights!
Thanks for going over and beyond for Dave with his bad back,
And you can thank us for the new name for eggs Benedict……
Dave and Jenny

Tara & Matt
This has been an amazing week for us thank you all for doing all the things you do!
Sailing us to all the best places and feeding us incredible meals and the bubbles just kept flowing.
Thank You all again
Love you all
Leanne & Troy

Easter Charter 2023

Dear Matt and Tara,

Thank you so much for an amazing week on Elysium! We had the best time island hopping and exploring BVI! Although the snorkeling was astounding, the sails were exhilarating and the food was top tier, our favorite part of the trip was both of y´all! We are forever grateful for this time as a family and all the hard work y´all do to make it happen.

Randy, Gisele, Erica, Tommy and Jake

March 2023

Dear Matt and Tara,

Holy smokes! This has been the best trip. 7 perfect days with my family, all thanks to the attention of detail from you 2.
The food was outstanding - each meal better than the last. The sailing was so fun and you guys know all thebest spots. Thank you! If you guys are ever in Dallas let us know!
Love, Callie + Blake

Dear Tara & Matt,

What an incredible week! We have loved every minute and we have you both to thank for that. Each and every meal was delicious and Matt, we couldnt wait to see which beach bar we´d sail to each day. Thank you both for the best week ever!
Love, Sue & Jeff

Dear Tara and Matt,

This was above and beyond - the most amazing escape from thge ´real world´! The food, the views, the company & entertainment were all 5 stars. Thanking yo for taking such fabulous care of us all week - and for making all the decisions for us so we could sit back and relax. You 2 are wonderful and we are so grateful for all you did to make the trip so spectacular!
Love, Maggie and Danny

March 2023

Dear Tara and Matt,

We cannot begin to find the right words to thank you for an extraordinary celebrationof our 40th anniversary. The magic of Elysium that the two of you is memorable.
We can never forgetthe stories, the food, the drinks but most of all the family memories you helped create for us all.
Bless your souls,
Gary and Lisa

Matt and Tara,
Thank you for aking this dream vacation better than anticipated. The laughs, drinks, food and sailing were endless. I hope to make a chapter in yoiur forst book.
Brooke & Mike

The Elysium will always have a special place in our hearts. Thank you for letting us crazy people from the midwest enjoy our dream vacation! Your hospitality is unmatched & we can´t tell how you appreciative we are of all your hard work - it did not go unnoticed.
Molly and Chad

March 2023

Dear Mum and Dad,
Best crew I have ever had. Best food!!! And lots of laughs and sarcasm which we love. We look forward to having you take such good care of us and my accent will be carried on at home. Oh giddy god...
Kristen and Rodney

Tara & Matt,
Absolutley awesome! Hope to see you again someday.
Our Best,

We had a wonderful time. Thanks for the wonderful food and conversation
Bruce and Becky

February 2023

Tara & Matt,

It was the best week ever! Each bay was better than the one before and the two of you made it our most memorable vacation ever. The service was impeccable and we loved it all - tubing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, swimming, EATING, fishing and hiking!
You were amazing with the kids and we can´t thank you enough. We will see you again!
Jennifer & Bill
Emma, Henry, Charlie & Kate

February Valentines Charter 2023

Tara and Matt,
You are our 5th cat charter and you are the best! Perfect anchor spots! We were treated like royalty. The food was amazing. And you both sat to talk and laugh with us, becoming friends. We hope to see you both again!
Al and Vonnie

Tara and Matt,
Phenomenal, Magnificent, Awesome, Beautiful, Stupendous, Fantastic etc...Thank you so much for your gracious service & care of us. God bless you both!

Dear Matt and Tara,
We enjoyed our time with you so very much!. The absolutely beauftiful views along with your witt and charm and fabulous cuisine with such beautiful presentation. We were with our wonderful firends on the trip but now I hope we can call you both friends as well! God bless you and thanks for a great trip!

Tara and Matt,
Thank you sp much for facilitating a fantastic & memorabletrip. Your meals were such a delight to look at - but mostly to enjoy eating. We enjoyed the fellowship around the table, sharing with us so many of your adventures. You both worked so hard to make sure our every need was anticipated and met! We will be back!
Cal and Lynn

February 2023 BVI

Tara & Matt,
This was the most special trip with you both and our friends!!! Celebrating Christy´s 60th was extra special and the cute mermaid cake, sixty balloons and all the nice HBD touches, you went above & beyond. The time togther and repeat trips to come are the most exciting and full of laughter:)

Tara your food is AMAZING! Bloddy Mary´s PERFECT!!! matt is extra special and a SUPERB captain and late night babysitter for some of opur peoples. Until next time and hope it is sppner than later.
Safe travels + see you on facebook.
Much love Christy + Craig

Tara and Matt,
Thank you for a trip of a lifetime! We all had such an amazing time. We loved the boat and all our excursions. The food was amazing!!!
We all want to come back for Craigs 60TH.
Thank you andMatt both for taking such good care of all of us!
Hope to see you both soon.
Pam and Danny

Deat Tara and Matt,
What an increduble week. We had such a great time. The two of you are the absolute best. We loved every moment. The food, the wine, the snorkeling, the views, the blue water, the food, the wine, the food, the wine were amazing!!!
Thanks for all the two of you did for all of us.

Much love,
Jennifer and Bruce

January 2023 BVI

Matt & Tara,

All our heart was with you all this week. Thank you for the absolute best week and honeymoon ever! Your care and concern was perfect and we greatly appreciate you both. As always the food was ahh-mazing! We look forward to our next charter and we hope we get to see you many times off the boat too. Let´s see each other on land on either side of the pond.

Much love,
Jodi & JT

January 2023 BVI

“Dearest Tara and Matt,
I wish I had the words to express my appreciation for all the ways you make our trip a fabulous adventure,
Tara your exceptional cuisine amazes me over and over again.
Matt your skills and expertise are also exceptional - - -
You guys are simply the BEST,

To the Sparkle Queen and King
What a lovely time we have had,
You two have taken care of us with graciousness and humor,
Of course I’ll never forget Tara’s culinary skills but the five pounds I have gained while on Elysium this week will help to remind me
Thank you for a wonderful week
Kim & Chuck

Dearest Dearest Tara and Matt,
You ate the Farrell Queen, young and sweet our chef supreme,
You have given David and me a wonderful week that will live in our hearts forever❤️
Love you always
Debo and Dave”

What an incredible lovely family, they renamed Elysium to Elysi-YUM ❤️. New Year 2022/23 Charter

“Tara and Matt,
Not sure where to begin!
This was the ultimate, Captain Matt your patience, planning and wonderful sense of humor oh and your undying love of the George Dogs kept us all well taken care of.
Everyday the perfectly timed sails, the best landing spots and tolerance of the tarpon slaps kept the rails on an other wise nutty group.
Tara, we all felt enveloped the moment we got on board, the joy of watching all my kids chow down so happily is such a gift,
Being included was the ultimate bonus I don’t know how you both manage to balance it all, creating an ultimate but gorgeous YUMMY fun atmosphere.
The bar was high but you both blew off the top,
We Love you
Thank you for an amazing week see you soon we hope.
The Gnazzo Family”

Secret Magical Places in the BVI

“Tara is a ray of sunshine!
Every morning greeting us with her beautiful smile and genuine laughter,
She handles anything and everything easily and graciously - what a joy!
Captain Matt is a master toaster of all bready things… crumpets, Muffins
A stand up comedian who makes all things funny and fun!
He knows all the coves and bays and loves to show us his secret magical places!
Thank you for a wonderful week- as always the two of you make everything perfect and the most fun possible!
We love you both❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️“

Amazing memories June BVI

“Tara and Matt,
Somewhere in the sun is where Kelli and I always want to be.
You gave us some amazing memories that we will cherish.
Thank you for the opportunities to cut loose on the beach in Anegada dancing in the sand, and to enjoy a drink with y’all at Foxy’s..
As our son would say you gave is a few sunsets that “don’t suck”
Between the amazing culinary skills in each of our meals to the captain skills we couldn’t ask for a more relaxing time to unplug and rewind with our friends.
Be positive and keep your eyes pointed to the sky,
Always do something you love!!
Scott and Kelli

Dear Matt & Tara
Thank you for a great charter for our first time in the BVI’s.
We saw many beautiful sites that we will be thinking about when we are suffocating
In the 100 degree Texas heat.
The breeze on the water will calm us down when we think of it,
The food was fabulous!
I definitely need some more recipes, We enjoyed every bite.
Hope you enjoyed the free entertainment from Dales hot dog and cheetah speedos.
Appreciate your efforts to make our charter a trip to remember,
Terri & Dale

Tara & Matt
A fabulous week with friends in an island paradise
We appreciate your hospitality, stories and great food.
This was our first adventure in the BVI’s we will definitely return.
Thank you for hosting us aboard the Eylsium.
It was a week we will always remember
The Tomlinson “

Cherished time together - BVI

“Tara and Matt,
Well what an active week..
Diving, e-foiling, tubing, and lots of snorkeling we are exhausted…lol
Thank you so much for an amazing week.
We relaxed, had fun, and most importantly spent cherished time together as a family.
The food, itinerary, and activities were awesome.
William will always remember his time as a member of Elysium crew,
We will be back!!
Fondly, The Marshall Family”

BVI Incredible

“Matt & Tara,
Mike and I came to the BVI’s so STRESSED!
We are leaving so relaxed.
This is because of the two of you.
You do everything effortlessly,
The attention to detail is amazing when we are well aware of how much work goes into Chartering.
The food was incredible and fun to try new things,
The Presentation was so incredible.
Bringing us to every spot possible for the best snorkeling was so appreciated.
The babysitter was so relaxing and fun.
You are both amazing, funny and attentive couple.
A huge thank you to Mum and Dad for taking great care of the kids…lol
Lynne, Micheal, Tracy and Ed-Day

Tara and Matt,
Your professionalism and attention to detail is second to none,
Thank you for a great week,
The bran muffins were top notch,
Ed & Tracy… aka Dorothy

´Out of this World´

“Dear Tara and Matt,
What an amazing week - thank you!!
We have absolutely enjoyed every moment
The water, the sand, the music, the laughs.
BUT Tara’s culinary skills were simply out of this world!
Every meal was delicious and beautifully prepared.
We felt pampered and taken care of which made this, the experience of a life time.
You are terrific hosts and we are privileged to spend a week with you in the beautiful BVI’s ❤️❤️
The Boyd’s

7th Charter - A wonderful week!

The weather was not on our side this week, between the North Swell and the 3 days of over cast and rain but we made it work..

“Thank you for a wonderful week in the BVI.
This is out 7th charter and you still managed to take us to new places and introduce us to amazing snorkel spots that we hadn’t yet visited.
The meals where exceptional and the attention to my special dietary needs was above and beyond.
Thanks for the ACV & all of the treats!
We thoroughly enjoyed all week and appreciated all of the pampering.
We’ll be back!
Bethany & Bart

Thanks for the fabulous week!
You where terrific hosts and made our week so enjoyable.
I can’t wait for Tara’s cook book to be printed.
I loved all the recipes and can’t wait to try them,
Kathie & Bill

We where sooooooo ready for a great get away and you provided the PERFECT boat and experience for us!
The great meals never stopped!!
Really enjoyed seeing the rebuilt BVI.
The best snorkeling ever!
Hope to do it again real soon
Greg and Sandi

My fav thing about the trip was how funny Matt and Tara where. Marcus (aged 10)

“Thank you!
You two made this an unforgettable vacation.
I worried in the very beginning how my family would do being in close quarters for a week, but I needn’t have.
The boat was spacious, clean and very comfortable.
You planned the perfect combo of relaxation and adventure / experience.
Both the food and the company was excellent,
Thank you so much!

What an amazing trip!
Everything about this experience was great.
The boat is beautiful and the two of you made things so very enjoyable.
What amazing food and fun!

Thank you!
I couldn’t have enjoyed this trip if we didn’t have such an amazing captain and chef!
It is so beautiful here, the boat is great and the places you brought us to are unforgettable!
Thank you

My fav thing about the trip was how funny Matt and Tara where.
Marcus (aged 10)
My fav thing about the trip is food and Monet swimming pool.
Love Monet (aged 7)

Easter 2022 “This has been the most amazing vacation / journey.´

Tara and Matt are such a joy to travel with, the make the process so easy and their company is such a pleasure.
I have never experienced such a relaxing vacation with FP such breathtaking vistas and world class cuisine a constant.
Thank you Matt and Tara for making our week in the BVI so special.
BEST of life to you and your loved ones”

“It truly was the best from the great coffee waiting for me each morning to the fabulous day drinking loved every minute”

“I don’t think I have ever been so relaxed!
Thank you so much Matt & Tara for the amazing experience, this was once in a lifetime kind of trip because of the two of you!”

April 2022 BVI EPIC Trip

“Matt & Tara
Thank you for the best trip EVER.
It was so lovely fun and relaxing, I wish I could pack you guys in my suit case.
You guys were so welcoming kind and adventurous.
We went to the most beautiful beaches and where so grateful you guys took us to them,
I hope to see you both again, I will miss you so much and eating normal food will be awful!
I seriously have never eaten better in my whole life.
We hope you both come to visit us in LA,
You guys Rock
Taylor (18)

Dear Matt and Tara
Thank you so so so incredibly much for being the best people ever!!
You made this trip 1000000 better,
You are so funny, welcoming, sweet and so much fun.
I will never forget this trip.
This is definitely my favorite trip that I have ever been on.
Tara you made the best food and you and your food has inspired me to cook.
Matt you are so good with sailing boats now I want to learn how to sail.
I will miss you guys so much,I hope we come back very soon!
Thank you for everything
Bailey (15)

Thank you so much for the awesome experience, and for making wonderful food
And inner-tubing,
Thank you
Tanner & Jack (10)

We love this trip EPIC for our family
❤️ Tami ❤️”

Magic in the Galley

“Matt & Tara
Thank you so much for such an amazing trip!!
Everyday was another beautiful spot to anchor, and another absolutely unbelievable delicious meal, and the fun and friendly fellowship.
We so enjoyed our whole vacation.
Hope to see you again in the near future,
Bob & Jen

Dear Tara and Matt,
This was Lynne’s and my first catamaran cruise of the BVI’s,
Because of you it exceeded all of our expectations!
You are an extremely talented and gracious couple.
Every meal was a work of art, my mind was boggled by the fruits of Tara’s hours of labor in her tinny galley kitchen.
Matt expertly navigated through the treacherous pirate infested waters of the BVI and used his buried treasure chest of tools to assure if comfort.
Thanks for sharing the great stories, nicknames and your unique brand of British Humor.
Dan & Lynne

Dear Matt & Tara
Why did this week pass so quickly????
As repeat guesses, this trip by far was our best ever.
Everything was extraordinary!
From the moment we boarded Elysium, the level of service, attention to detail, superb cooking and boating skills never stopped.
Tara- your magic in the galley was amazing, I just wish I had 3 or 4 slices of the Beef Wellington to take home.
Matt- genius at the helm and ace mechanic made our adventure to exotic islands special.
Cheers to both of you and I hope our paths cross again soon,
You will be missed
Mike & Linda”

February 2022 BVI charter

“Tara and Matt,
Where do I begin??
This has been an absolutely amazing experience!!
We hit the jackpot when we got you two as our hosts!!
Thank you for the fabulous food, the entertainment, the laughs
And the gorgeous scenery.
This will be a beautiful memory for us.
We sure hope that we can be lucky enough to book another trip with you
Someday in the near future
Gorgeous George & Luscious Lorie”

“Dear Matt & Tara
You two were amazing!!
Loved the itinerary, the food, and the British Humor
Thank you for a fantastic week in the BVI’s
Ann & Richard”

“Dear Matt & Tara,
Thank you so much for all you did to make our Elysium trip so memorable.
Tara your food is absolutely amazing,
Matt your calm, experienced and knowledgeable self is wonderful.
You are both so easy to be around and you creat a safe feeling on the boat.
Patty & Randy”

February 2022 BVI Charter

Dear Matt & Tara
To say thank you for a lovely trip is an understatement for how we truly feel about our boating adventure with you both.
From the lovely cabins perfectly turned out and comfortable beyond belief,
Matts tall tales and mixology and reef dives to Tara’s 5 Star Michellian guide, culinary works of art, her comforting charm and delightful sense of humor.
We could not have imagined a better adventure.
Both of you traveled beyond, to make each activity, meal, sail or relaxing moment as perfect as they could possibly be, thank you.
For our Daughter she will look at Nutella and tide to go pens with a smile and a twinkle remembering the tasty treats and the delightful teasing that has ensured this trip.
Our Son, the turtles, the snorkeling , his knots from the evening of lessons with Matt and of course all his Dairy Free Meals that were all so delicious.
And from Malcolm and myself a great appreciation for one of our most beautiful trips with our family filled with laughter, amazing snorkeling, meals and comfort.
And so we close with hugs, kisses for manny manny thanks for a lovely trip.

New Year 2022 Amazing

“Thank you for making New Years 2022 such an absolute Fabulous Week.
It’s so special to have a crew that fits in (and tolerates) our crazy family.
Champagne Matt’s new espresso martinis was an unexpected staple, and the joy & laughs that we all shared was nothing short of amazing.
Thank you for sharing your islands, friends and experiences with us.
We will never forget the memories and we hope to see you both again and share some more Champagne and Heineken for Matt ❤️❤️

Christmas 2021 BVI Style

“So incredible thankful to Tara and Matt for treating our family to the best Christmas Vacation!
From the moment we arrived in Nanny Cay, Tara welcomed us with her big smile and warm heart… and that was only the beginning of feeling like we are part of her family.
Matt and Tara are a great team and made every day an amazing day for up to playing in the BVI,
Matts sense of humor and card sharking will last in my memories forever.
Thank you Matt and Tara for Everything.

“Yes” was the answer to everything!
Tara and Matt was the best
We loved our Christmas week on Elysium
Never better
Love Dad

Thank you so much for the best most relaxing week!
The food was insane.. Tara is an amazing chef and is especially good at cooking Bacon..lol
Matt we are having a Phase 10 rematch next time
Thank you for everything.

Thank you guys for the best trip ever!
We had the best time and did the most amazing things!
We will miss you guys”

December 2021 BVI

Guest book quote
“So where do we begin to say thank you for this wonderful experience we do not want it to end.
With Matt wearing the captains hat and Tara being a dining goddess in the kitchen, we have been taken care of beyond any expectations.
The attention to detail to every minuscule thing is not unnoticed, but Matt and Tara make everything seems effortless.
Thank you for making our week on beautiful Elysium one of our best weeks ever!

Thanksgiving Charter 2021 BVI

“So happy to be back on the water and down in the islands after 4 years.
Originally planned for late 2020, and then June 2021, the stars seemed to aline finally.
Including getting Matt and Tara for our crew.
They made us feel at home, the food and hospitality was great.
We had two families together and it was amazing experience new bays for snorkeling ,
Pre Lobster fest on Anegada we felt the BVI love,
Thank you for all the extras!
We will never forget”.

“The water was perfect,
The company was amazing.
Such great snorkeling and took a good hike on Peter island.
We cruised around Anegada so fast that a bike with a flat tire passed us.
Then one of us almost did a little “bottomless horse back riding.
The food was delicious and the crew, Tara and Matt where the best everyday was wonderful.”

March 2020

Testemonials for Matt and Tara pre-covid aboard Xenia 62

Tara & Matt
Well it has been a very bizarre week with Covid19 threatening to send us home daily, You have been amazing with your support and positivity.
We have still had so much fun.
The food has been exceptional and Matt’s Margaritasa bit toooo good!!!!
A few sore heads #nearly stranded in heaven..
Keep in touch we hope to be back in the BVI soon!
Mike and Caroline

Matt & Tara
Thank you for the most amazing week,
It has been a roller coaster #corona but we have managed to make the best Of a blizzard situation.
Thank you both so much,
You are stars ⭐️ ❤️Loads of love
Mike & Emily

Dear Matt and Tara
It’s been emotional!
What a fantastic week.
Thank you for a week of fun, amazing food and times I will never forget!
We will be back
All our love
Angela and Marcus (princess)”

March 2020

Dear Tara and Matt,

Can’t say enough about how wonderful y’all are!
We had an absolutely amazing time with you.
It’s so special when everything and hope is fulfilled!
You brought so much joy, laughter and fun filled days!
Tara your talents with food and hospitality are unbelievable - everything you put on the table was exquisite❤️❤️❤️ Matt you are so solid, witty and brace and the best captain ever - you kept us all so safe and comfortable.
It definitely was the trip of a life time Thanks to you both!
Much much love
Anne & Alan
P.S looking forward to the next visit❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Dearest Tantalizing Tara and Magical Matt❤️
Thank you for a splendid week of island adventure, Delightful dishes (spectacular) and sensational sailing!
Your laughter, love, energy and entertainment was contagious and made for a week of unforgettable memories!!
I hope we have the opportunity to return and continue exploring the BVIs together.
The two of you made our trip extremely memorable Love and laughter
Debo and David

Dear Matt and Tara
What a wonderful trip..
We’ve had and it’s all due to you two!!
Tara, you totally amazed me with how you could whip up gourmet meals for eight in your tiny kitchen and never get flustered ( like I would)!
Matt, I loved all your stories! You are quite the wag!
Thanks so much for babysitting!
You two are the best!!!!
Kim & Chuck

February 2020

Matt & Tara,

Can’t thank you enough for the most beautiful week in the BVI.
Your incredible generous hospitality, your bright and sunny dispositions and all your stories and time to spend engaging our group was so appreciated.
Matt you were our fearless captain getting us safely from port to port and putting up with all our requests and late nites, Thank You Tara our dining adventures will never match the level of cuisine and creativity you presented to us each day and night, Truly way more than we ever expected and added so much to our whole experience One we will never forget! We even captured many of it in photographs.
You are truly an amazing Chef!!
You both made our trip 5 stars and excised our expectations in every way, Thank You for everything and hope to share another week with you in the future.
Best to you always
The Coop Group

Dear Matt & Tara
Thank you so much for your hospitality, energetically organized direction for fun, Willingness to accommodate quirks and most of all your friendship.
You guys are perfect professionals, particularly at keeping a drink filled.
We have created some great memories, and will enjoy the pictures for years.

New Years 2019/20

What would the trip have been without you? Most surely, our marriage would have ended and someone would have gone missing. The boat would have likely capsized, and the tarpons would be enjoying our provisions now. Thank you for making this the trip of a lifetime. It’s a special kind of luxury to feel safe while adventurous, to have every need anticipated before uttered by us, and to feel the warm, gracious, joyful care of an experienced crew. We have appreciated every detail of this charter.
Thank you! A. Buckner

June 2019

Thank you SO much for making our first trip to the BVI one we will never forget. You made the trip happen even when it almost didn’t. The children experienced things they will never forget. We came to relax and disconnect. We were totally relaxed and made memories that will last a lifetime (swimming with tarpons, (sharks), boat jumping at Willie T’s, tubing, snorkeling, JW’s 16th birthday, and Stuart falling in were just a few.) Lots of laughs! The Happy Hour treats were a surprise every day. We are from New Orleans and we have delicious food but Stephi exceeded all expectations. I have lots of new recipes to take home. C
Much love! The Ethridges

April 2019 Honeymoon

What an incredible week! Absolutely amazing honeymoon, total bliss that would not have been the same without Stef & Captain Mike. A total joy to spend time with, amazing food & drink, total confidence in ability to navigate & plan. On top of it all descreet at just the right moments. Can’t say enough about them. Oh yeah and a week in the BVI… need I say more. Cheers! Darrell & Lara

April 2019

1. Crew Friendliness: 10
2. Crew Knowledge: 10
3. Quality of Service: 10
4. The professionalism of Crew: 10
5. Value of the Cost of the Charter: It was a big nut for us, but worth it!
6. On-Board Cuisine: The food was amazing. Once we told Mike that we needed more ice for drinks, then those were perfect as well.
7. Destination / Location: 10
8. Water-Sports: We didn´t really scuba dive like we had planned. We were offered to do a dive boat, but weren´t really into that scene, so we declined. Honestly, we probably wouldn´t have done it anyway due to head/ear pressure challenges, so that was another reason we declined.
9. Overall Satisfaction: 10

What was the most memorable highlight of your yacht charter vacation? I loved the actual sailing, so I was happiest when the boat was moving!

Any additional comments you would like to make regarding your vacation experience? Just to send my gratitude to you all. I appreciate the communication and friendly reminders. I will totally recommend you to our friends and I hope to use you again someday!

With gratitude, K. Ingles

March 2019

Thank you so much for being the most amazing crew we could have ever asked for. We had such an amazing time and will never forget how awesome you both made this trip for us. Your food was incredible too! The pork dish was my favorite and it was such a treat to have lobster on the last day! I loved waking up in the morning to your delicious breakfast! And we enjoyed the yummy drinks that Mike made too! Thanks for getting us everywhere safely and answering all of our silly questions. And thanks to both of you for your awesome sense of humor. We had so much fun with you. We’ll miss you! Jay & Monica

Wow! Mike & Stefani, what a blessing this sailing trip was to us! You both have great personalities and a good sense of humor! Thank God! We will cherish these memories and relive these moments for many years to come. Thank you for making my 50th birthday a great adventure and for cooking us the most amazing food, AND for Mike with the delicious cocktails. We wish you the best in all future endeavors and may you live your Best lives! Eddie & Kerry

What a trip this has been! Not only have you two exceeded our expectations, you have been a joy to travel with. This has been a journey we could not have done without you! This has been a dream for all 6 of us. We wish you all the best in your future travels. You two are amazing people! Kelsey & Hunter

February 2019

´Mike & Stef - What can I say what a wonderful week! I am pretty sure we saw the most beautiful islands & beaches the BVI’s have to offer. From breakfast to dinner every day was perfect. The experience was amazing and will be cherished forever. Thank you for all the great food, drinks and snacks. Our family and friends will talk about this week for the rest of our lives. Thanks so much and hope to see you both again.´
Jeff, Heather and Vance

´What an amazing vacation! The food was great and the beaches were beautiful. Our children had the time of their lives on their first charter. We saw tons of sea turtles and snorkled our tails off. Great trip and Mike and Stef made it special for all of us. Can’t wait to come back soon!´
Chad, Jessica,Logan and Sydney

November 2021

So happy to be back on the water and down in the islands after 4 years. Originally planned for late 2020, and then June 2021, the stars seemed to align finally, including getting Matt and Tara for our crew. They made us feel at home, the food and hospitality was great. We had two families together and it was an amazing experience. New bays for snorkeling, Pre Lobster fest on Anegada - we felt the BVI love, thank you for all the extras! We will never forget.

The water was perfect, the company was amazing. Such great snorkeling and took a good hike on Peter Island. We cruised around Anegada so fast that a bike with a flat tire passed us. Then one of us almost did a little “bottomless´ horse back riding. The food was delicious and the crew, Tara and Matt were the best - every day was wonderful.