Isolablue Description

ISOLABLUE, a 49-foot Privilege sailing catamaran, is a masterful build. She is a high-end cruiser designed for luxury living at sea. This deluxe yacht is fully-equipped for transoceanic adventures in complete autonomy. State-of-the-art equipment includes: brand new air conditioner chiller inverter, generator, water maker, electric winches, battery chargers/inverter, solar panels, refrigerator, freezer, dive compressor and more. Please note the crew makes purified drinking water. The design brief for ISOLABLUE demanded luxury interior and exterior spaces that are equally practical and comfortable. Interiors are beautifully executed with elegant built-ins, stylish upholstery and high-quality joinery and finishes. The salon and dining area are spacious and flooded with daylight. Guest relax in comfort on plush, u-shaped seating around the oval dining table. The guest cabins are roomy and well-ventilated. Each is equipped with an individually controlled digital thermostat to ensure the perfect temperature. The large beds measure 5.2 x 6.6 ft and are bedecked in fine linens. Accommodations are perfect for a romantic getaway, friends, or a family. Guests enjoy real comfort, great privacy, generous social spaces and the feeling of being at home. The large cockpit is the preferred spot for dining al fresco with magnificent views. Easy access to wide transoms makes launching water toys and diving into the Caribbean Sea effortless fun, even for children. Snorkeling or diving right off the yacht is spectacular. Captain Laurent is a licensed PADI instructor and Chef Astrid is a licensed PADI Divemaster. Chef Astrid took the first place at the 2018 Grenada Charter Yacht Show Culinary Competition. ISOLABLUE is a luxury floating villa that offers the best of living at sea. The highly professional crew are eager to share the magic of the islands with you. Charter this beautiful catamaran to sail with your guests in style, safety and comfort on a voyage through the enchanting Caribbean.

Cruising Area of Isolablue

Pref. Pick-upSaint Vincent and Grenadines
Other Pick-upGrenada or Saint Lucia.
Summer PortSaint Vincent & Grenadines
Winter PortSaint Vincent & Grenadines
Summer OperationsCaribbean Windward Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Windward Islands


Wash Basins3
TP in Heads-
Electric Heads2
Accommodation Details
The three guest queen cabins are roomy and well-ventilated. Each is equipped with an individually controlled digital thermostat to ensure the perfect temperature. The large beds measure 5.2 x 6.6 ft and are bedecked in fine linens.
The port forward cabin has its own private bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.
The starboard forward cabin has a large shower cubicle, and shares the toilet with the rear starboard cabin, which is situated in the private companionway, outside of the forward cabin.
The rear starboard cabin has its own shower cubicle, in the same private companionway, and shares the toilet with the forward cabin in the same location.
Accommodations are perfect for a romantic getaway, friends, or a family. Guests enjoy real comfort, great privacy, generous social spaces and the feeling of being at home.


Length49 Feet
Beam24 Feet
Draft4.5 Feet
RefitNovember 2023 -changing both diesel tanks, changed the main sail, the cockpit enclosure, one refrigerator, the freezer and the vinyl in the port aft cabin
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Num Hatch45
Guest SmokeOn Deck
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeNone
Voltages220 v
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity158 gallons / 600 litres
Internet AccessNone-Hot Spots
GeneratorYes 7 KW
Max Speed12 knts.
Cruising Speed8 knts.
Fuel Consumption8 US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48 hrs or 72 hours

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Highfield 19.5ft
Dinghy Hp20
Dinghy Pax6
Snorkel Gear10
2-Man Kayak1
Standup Paddle1
Swim Platformsyes/stern
Boarding Ladder2 drop downs
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeRod & Reel
Fishing Rods1
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Exercise Sticks
6 Noodles
1 hardshell kayak for 2 adults and 1 child

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

Full CourseEnquire
Air CompressorOnboard
Wet Suits6
Weight Sets5
Num Divers4
Dives/Week2 per day
Night Dives1
Dive Lights2
Diving Info
Clients would need to rent a wetsuit if a special size is required
Dive Costs
Cost per dive per person: USD $90
Diving in the Marine Park at Tobago Cays is at extra cost to the Charter Guest as only Local Dive Operators can dive there.


Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDshard disk
CDshard disk
Board GamesYes


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Solar panels Water fountain Natural teak in cockpit

Isolablue Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainLaurent Geslin
SpeaksEnglish, French, German, conversational Italian and Spanish
LicenseBVI Boat Master/PADI Dive Instructor/Swiss offshore yachting
ChefAstrid Geslin
LicenseBVI Boat Master/PADI Dive Master/Swiss offshore yachting cer

Captain Laurent Geslin

Laurent grew up in Paris, France. Urban life did not deter this water baby, who learned to swim and sail a Laser 420 as a child, and to scuba dive at the age of 12, with level three qualifications at 16 years old. He moved to Switzerland when he was 22 years old, purchased a Laser 2, and spent all his free time trimming the sails on Lake Geneva.

Laurent graduated college with a degree in economics and enjoyed a long career in the Swiss private banking industry as a stock exchange trader and operations specialist. In addition to his job as a banker, he co-owned a dive shop and school on the Lake of Geneva. Laurent is a high-energy individual that thrives on keeping busy, so he also played bass and guitar in a local band. Laurent is a qualified PADI Dive Instructor. He holds Swiss cert. of competence for ocean yachting and the professional BVI Boat Master.

In 2015, Laurent and his wife Astrid decided it was time for a life change. They bought a catamaran and set off to sail the Mediterranean Sea. They skimmed past Gibraltar in 2016, spent two months in the Canary Islands and three months in the Cap Verde Islands before crossing the Atlantic. It was love at first sight when they reached the Caribbean, and they’ve decided to stay for quite a while.

Laurent is an expert Captain who enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for Caribbean sailing with his guests. His motto: living your dream is always better than dreaming your life. Charter ISOLABLUE with Laurent and Astrid. Isn’t it time to live your dream?

Chef Astrid Geslin

Astrid had an enchanting childhood. She grew up with her brother and sister close to Luzern, in the heart of Switzerland, near the Alps and next to the Lake of Lucerne. Nestled in this picture-postcard landscape was her parents’ restaurant. Even as a very young child, Astrid loved to help with the cooking. Growing up cooking, serving and eating fine food proved a joyful inspiration. However, whether they be lakes or seas, water has always been her passion: sailing, diving, windsurfing, and swimming. Astrid is a qualified PADI Dive Master. She also holds Swiss cert. of competence for ocean yachting / BVI Boat Master.

For over 20 years, Astrid worked in Geneva, Switzerland as a Human Resources executive. One of the great benefits was the extensive, international travel the job required to start-up offices in Zürich, Paris, Milan and elsewhere. In between these working adventures, she and husband Laurent spent as much time as possible sailing their boat across the waters of Lake Geneva. Astrid obtained Sailing Certification for Lakes, then passed the Swiss Certificate of Competence for Ocean Yachting and the BVI Boat Master. It was a perfect time to sail to new horizons.

Astrid is always happy to receive guests and share moments of discovery and joy. “Every charter is a rewarding, new, enriching experience made of encounters, good humor and fun,” says Astrid. “I speak fluent French, English and German, some Italian and Spanish. I try to welcome our guests in their own language and make them feel at home. I’m passionate about fine food from all over the world. My recipes are inspired from Mediterranean and Asian cuisine, but always with a French touch.”

While Astrid’s cooking consistently earns rave reviews, guests needn’t worry about gaining a couple of extra pounds. Astrid enjoys leading a workout, from on-deck yoga to a lap around the yacht, to a go on the water toys. And fun is always her leading motivator.

Astrid was awarded FIRST PRIZE at the Grenada Yacht Charter Show 2018 Culinary Contest! Well done Astrid!!
Astrid commented:
I wanted to present the 3 different colors of Grenada:
green for the fertile land;
yellow for the wisdom, sunshine, and warmth of Grenadians and
red for the people’s courage and vitality. The people here are what make the Island of Spice so unique.
The specified ingredient was Tamarin juice. My idea was to create a Tamarin reduction which I added in all three finger entrees.

Isolablue Calendar

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Isolablue Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 31, 2024Oct 31, 2024Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges
Nov 22, 2024Dec 06, 2024Booked: Saint Vincent to Saint Vincent
Dec 27, 2024Jan 05, 2025Booked: Saint Vincent to Saint Vincent
Jan 27, 2025Feb 01, 2025Booked: Bequia, Grenadines* to Bequia, Grenadines*
Feb 03, 2025Feb 07, 2025Booked: Bequia, Grenadines* to Union Island, Grenadines*
Feb 10, 2025Feb 20, 2025Booked: Dominica, Caribbean* to St. Lucia
Feb 27, 2027Mar 14, 2027Booked: Saint Vincent to Saint Vincent

Isolablue Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $13,000

High price: $16,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2024 Summer$13,000$13,750$14,500$15,250$16,000
2024/25 Winter$13,000$13,750$14,500$15,250$16,000
2025 Summer$13,000$13,750$14,500$15,250$16,000

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.


Christmas and New Years week: $18,400 (1-6 pax)

Delivery fees - one-way trips:

Grenada to St. Vincent or vice versa - $500 (for April-June 2024 this delivery fee is waived)
St. Vincent to St. Lucia or vice versa - $500
Grenada to St Lucia - $750
Please inquire about delivery fees to other islands

If 6th person is a child please inquire for different 6 pax rate.

All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. To prorate these rates:
For 6 nights divide weekly rate by 7 and multiply by 6
For 5 nights or less divide weekly rate by 6 then multiply by the number of nights.

72 hours are required for a turnaround if Isolablue has to relocate to another island to start the charter.

Isolablue Guest Reviews

March 2024 : Meals exceeded our expectations, spotless boat

Laurent and Astrid,
Both Jack and I had a wonderful time. The meals exceeded our expectations. Seeing the Grenadines offered spectacular beauty.
Thank you for introducing us to these natural beauties
J & R

Thank’s tremendous for a great week
- food was great
- clean cabins and spotless boat
Most of all, it was fun getting to know you both a little bit and loved your novel-in-stories.
All the best
R & A

9-16 March 2024 - Unique & unforgettable charter to celebrate 70th birthday

Merci, Thank you e tante grazie !
Our sons and I booked this charter to celebrate William’s 70th birthday. We didn’t know what to expect, having never chartered a boat let alone been in the Grenadines.
What an amazing treat to come across this exceptional team: Laurent and Astrid.
I am not sure my words will be good enough to describe our sensational experience aboard your beautiful « Isolablue ».
First of all in equal measure, Laurent and Astrid excel in their respective responsibilities and as a team. Laurent your calm and thoughtful approach as a captain/skipper taking us to the stunning islands of the Grenadines, informing us with your stories in each and every place. And as a diving master giving us confidence, patience and sharing your knowledge about the local reef.
Astrid’s magical smile, kindness and her good humour welcomed us to a new beautiful day and your culinary skills has set this holiday on a different level ! We are in awe with every delicious meal she concocted for us. A wizard in the galley ! What an incredible inspired cook and lady you are ! And William’s birthday meal will not be easily erased from our memories - that mango and passion fruit cake - just divine ! WOW and in the middle of the sea !!!
Bequia, Mustique, Union Island but Tobago Cays and the lobster BBQ on the beach - altogether was fantastic. Anse Guyac in Canouan was outstanding - and so much more….
Thank you both so much for your hard work and dedication but also the care that you both took for our safety at all times.
My little « bichettes » you made this special family week UNIQUE & UNFORGETTABLE !
From us all
C, W, L, G, S

Note from Broker:
I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful communication and help.
I met both the crew and the clients on Saturday - the clients were over the moon and had a fantastic time in every respect. Here´s William Trounson with Astrid´s surprise for his 70th birthday! I will definitely be booking them again!
Thanks again, Seth

Also to the crew:
It was lovely to meet you both and I cannot thank you enough for the outstanding charter you provided. I have been in this business for 40 years and, as the comments confirm, the clients were over the moon. You can rest assured that I will do my best to book you again - without hesitation. Seth.

Client to broker:
´Thank you from the bottom of our heart for everything you did to make our family celebration a total success! With all our friendship and best wishes.
Caroline and William´

February/March 2024 There once was a boat named Isolablue

26 Feb – 4 March, Grenadine Islands
Laurent & Astrid,
There once was a boat named Isolablue
Who had upon it a wonderful crew
Out on the water it’s path was true
And all things seen were new
We enjoyed a Captain’s drink or two
With five star meals that were extremely delicious too
We explored & snorkelled Carriacou
Swam each day in the ocean blue
Our time has come to say goodbye which makes us sad and blue
However we have made friends for life, this is true
Health & Happiness, until the next rendez-vous
Because everything was Tikity-Boo
Highly recommend this beautiful adventure. So wonderful to meet you two beautiful people
Love always
Merci pour une magnifique experience et séjour (Thank you for a magnificent experience and stay on board)
Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Canada
B, S, N, P, L, H

So very special

24 Feb 2024, Grenadine Islands
Astrid & Laurent,
Thank you so much for making our first charter thru the islands so very special. We have had an amazing time on your home. Everything, the meals, the locations have been perfect. Isolablue is a beautiful boat and we have been honoured to sail on her with you ! Thank you again for a wonderful week. We will be back.
Safe travels and see you soon.
Our love
A & K

Laurent & Astrid,
Thank you so much for another amazing sail ! You both are an amazing team, at times working together with only hand or eye signals. I am hopeful a trip to our home in the U.S. will be in your plans someday. We would LOVE to have a visit from you. The places we sailed will forever be in my fondest memories ! Thank you again for your hospitality, fun times, wonderful food and most of all, your friendship ! May we always stay in touch with each others !
Much love to you
S & H

Astrid & Laurent,
Thank you so much for another amazing sailing trip ! The views, food and company can not be beat ! We appreciate all your hard work and hospitality. Our hope is to be back next year for another wonderful trip but if not sometime very soon ! If you ever find yourselves in South Carolina, please let us know. We would love to welcome you both into our home as you have done for us. Thank you again for all the wonderful memories and the continued friendship ! Safe travels during he rest of your season and we will be in touch soon with pictures !
A & K

Experience of a lifetime. We will remember both of you fondly!

February 14, 2024, Grenadine Islands
Meeting both of you has been a real pleasure. We feel like you have become instant friends of ours.
The hospitality that you both have showed each of us, has been remarkable.
Laurent was so kind and could not do enough to make Gracie and Chase feel at home, in the water and out of the water. He took the time to always tell them where to go for the best snorkelling and gave them so much information.
Astrid, an artist indeed! Every meal was absolutely beautiful and the taste of each dish remarkable, outstanding. We could not have asked for anything else to make our trip a one of a kind. Wow!
Thank you for everything you both did to make this an experience of a lifetime.
The laughs, the drinks, the great smiles truly made an everlasting impression on all of us.
I hope our paths cross again! With much respect for what you do, we say - I thank you!
Happy sailing! We will remember both of you fondly!
T, F, G, C

February 5, 2024, Amazing week on the crystal blue waters

Another amazing week on the crystal blue waters with you both! Thank you for doing what you do best - the most fabulous hosts. The food, cocktails, diving, sailing and laughter is always top-notch! Feeling so spoiled knowing we are back again this Xmas with the kids.
Love to all both

Thanks so much for a very special trip on Isolablue. Your hospitality and good humour was very much appreciated. Five stars ! M

To a wonderful couple.
Thank you for sharing your amazing home and creating wonderful memories with me. I have been spoilt & pampered over this last week and returning to reality will be harsh. Astrid - your beautiful smile and exquisite home cooked meals will be missed. Laurent - your patience on my aborted dive & smooth sailing is so appreciated.
I love your office view T

January 18, 2024, This trip has surpassed our expectations

Chère Astrid et Laurent,
How do you put into words an experience like this? We can try but they will never capture the spirit of Isolablue and her crew. From the moment we stepped aboard your home we felt like family and seeing all the comments in this log, You have a very large family.
We so much enjoyed the sharing of past tales and creating new ones together. This trip has surpassed our expectations and the only simple explanation is that everything was drizzled with love and heart. We wish you a life of safe passages and you continue to sail with your dreams. Thank you for opening those dreams to us.
Toujours dans notre coeur (Always in our hearts)
A & C

New Year 2023/24 A long-held wish come true on your beautiful Isolablue

Dear Astrid, dear Laurent (Les formidables)
We were able to make a long-held wish come true on your beautiful Isolablue. Sailing, diving, snorkeling, dreaming and relaxing in the Caribbean. The turquoise sea, the green islands, the sun and wind... and we left behind us the everyday life and the dreary weather. But the cherry on the cake and the most valuable thing on our dream trip was meeting you both. You made sure that we felt welcome from the first moment on board (and even before in the video calls). Not only were we guests in your home, we quickly became friends. Astrid’s kitchen remains unforgettable. One culinary highlight after another - conjured up in the smallest possible space. Violanda will never forget her 60th birthday, the Lobster Boheme, the dinner on board followed by this beautiful Birthday Cake. Great hugs also to Laurent. As a captain and dive instructor, he was absolutely confident and calm itself. Deborah and Hagen thank you for the great dives - the sea turtles, nurse sharks, eagle rays, sting rays and countless fish. Just unbelievable. Thank you very much for everything we saw through your eyes and what we learned from you as a couple.
Thank you very much for the wonderful dives and the great time on board.
V, H & D

JULY 2023 Such sacred time as a family, it was priceless

Dearest Laurent & Astrid,
Our first catamaran charter could not have been better, thanks to you. I will treasure the memory of Laurent’s smile & him calmly pointing to a spot when I lost a child snorkelling. He always kept us safe. And of course, Astrid’s beautiful spirit of play & creativity and her love of the Earth & it’s wonders. Imagine our luck sailing with the best chef in St. Vincent! We can’t wait until we sail with you again. You created an environment for us to have such sacred time as a family. It was priceless.
With love & appreciation, Amy & Clint

June 2023 There are literally no words

I love yall soooo much. You are the best couple and the most amazing people. I can see why everyone loves you so much, you make friends everywhere you go. I also have to mention Astrid’s food, there are literally no words. I wanna come back so badly. Astrid - you are who I aspire to be. I could give yall all the compliments in the world but I’m running out of room. Don’t change and I wish you only the best guests in the future.
Love, Poet

This has been an amazing trip with amazing people (yall). I hope that you both have a nice ride to wherever you are going. Thank you for the best trip ever, and best food. You are both the best.
Love, Violette
P.S. Astrid, you are an amazing dancer

3-10 May 2023 Most perfect ambiance

The pair of you created the most perfect ambiance and comfortable week on the water for Jason’s 50th birthday celebration. Memories created and shared together. Thank you for sharing each of your remarkable knowledge with the four of us, and sometimes six! Eating the most perfect meals, in the most perfect environment. May our paths cross soon, and may the wind fill the lovely sails of your Isolablue.
Love, hugs and laughs,
Jason, Ashley, Shannon & Bryan

MARCH 15, 2023 – If 5 stars is the best, you deserve 6 !!!

How lucky are we to be able to share a wonderful three days with you. Beautiful food, beautiful scenery, beautiful boat and above average people…ha ha. We had so much fun.
Thanks for being you.
N & M xx

We can’t begin to tell you how wonderful our time has been on Isolablue! From the minute we arrived we felt welcomed and pampered. Every single meal represented art in taste and beauty. Accommodations were luxurious.
Lolo – you are such a consummate captain who always has safety in mind.
This was a trip of a lifetime with two over-the-top hostess and host. We are so appreciative and grateful. It is our hope the friendship will grow over the years an we will have many wonderful times both on land and on the boat.
If 5 stars is the best, you deserve 6!!
With love and gratitude,
Drasi & Kevin


An unforgettable and fantastic trip that will forever remain engraved in my heart. Thank you both for your kindness and your welcome on board.
In deep friendship

What an extraordinary trip, feast my eyes, filled my nostrils and my heart, pure happiness.
(Ginettes - name given to turtles) Turtles in every corner of the sea, magnificent dives, smooth sailing over the waves. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your goodwill and kindness, your beautiful dishes and all these bursts of laughter, relaxation, chill, the best address, one of my most beautiful trips (bucket liste).
A warm embrace
See you very soon, at the latest in 2028…..

To Jack Sparrow (Laurent) and Ratatouille (Astrid)
A huge - more than huge - THANK YOU for having made us discover your corners of paradise, sharing your passion, joy of life and benevolence with generosity. In a few hours, I will disembark from Isolablue with Waows in my eyes, delicious smells that I will miss, happy to have played Catwoman in an aquarium, without fleeing with all my strength and waving flippers (like a rocket at take-off) in front of a nurse shark or a raye.
I leave as a new born me.
Thank you Ginette (name given to turtles), thank you Sunday Sailors for giving me a good laugh - sometimes. I will be able to pay attention to the French pavilion next time. Thank you Astrid and Laurent for simply being you.
XOXOXO I wish you all the happiness and fun to come, again and again forever.

F. Douglas, emblematic figure of free black Americans at the beginning of the 19th century, would have apprehended in an interesting way the meaning of freedom, crossing in 2023 these magnificent islands of the Grenadines with a history tinged with the colors of the misfortunes that he himself met a few years before seeing his freedom redeemed by some benevolent English men. Benevolence, generosity and kindness that you have offered us during these incredible 10 days in your company. There is no doubt that Douglas would also have appreciated these qualities on Isolablue and the sense of humanism that you demonstrated with regard to these islands which are today your home.
A big thank you for sharing this humanism with us.
See you soon,

21-28 January 2023 - Amazing week

This was such an amazing week. The meals were superb and your company excellent. You were very kind. Thank you so much for this great adventure.

This was a superb vacation! Your pride in your boat and caring for your guests is so apparent. We felt secure in your boat, your sailing and every detail. Astrid’s food spoiled us, each meal a treat and feast for the eyes. Thank you, Lolo for putting up with my snorkeling fears. We hope to see you next year and will highly recommend you to our sailing friends. Keep doing what you do. You love it and it shows.
Thank you,

Thank you for the most incredible time as we sailed our very first voyage with you. We never would have anticipated how wonderful our time was in discovering the nooks & crannies of the Grenadines with you.
The two of you made it perfect, from the spectacular boat, fantastic incredible food an the terrific places we sailed to. All more than we could have dreamed. We hope to be back sailing with you both soon. Two special people sharing with us their special places.
Our thanks,
Don & Lori

What a fantastic time we have had on Isolablue. Incredible times, incredible foods, incredible hosts!
We could not have asked for a more wonderful trip on your boat. Everything was so superb & wonderful. Thank you for an outstanding time. Your hospitality was incredible. This was truly was a 5 Michlin vacation!
Jan & Diane

This was such a superb vacation! Your pride in your boat and caring for your guests is so apparent. We felt secure in your boat, your sailing and every detail. Astrid’s food spoiled us, each meal a treat and fest for the eyes. Thank you Lolo for putting up with my snorkeling fears. We hope to see you next year and will highly recommend you to our sailing friends. Keep doing what you do. You love it and it shows!
Thank you,
Sukey & Davis

January 2023, More than we could have dreamed

Astrid & Lolo,
Thank you for the most incredible time as we sailed our very first voyage with you. We never would have anticipated how wonderful our time was in discovering the beauty of the Grenadines with you.
The two of you made it perfect, from the spectacular boat, Astrid´s incredible food and the terrific places we sailed to. All.... more than we could have dreamed.
We hope to be back sailing with you both soon.
Two special people sharing with us their special places.
Our thanks
D & L

New Year 2022/2023 Such a memorable trip filled with laughter and love

NEW YEAR’S 2022/3
Once again, our family is thrilled to be back onboard Isolablue with you both. We’ve had such a memorable trip filled with laughter and love. The food, drink, diving, sailing and your company is truly outstanding.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
See you again in 2023/2024!!
Much love,
The “B” Family

July/August 2022 The joy you share is inspiring

I would like to share with you again, what a wonderful time we had on Isolablue. Moreover, the time spent with you guys was what makes our lives rich and filled with fond memories. I’m writing you to say “Thank You” for inspiring me… SAIL MORE/ WORK LESS … except I’m working more than ever. Since chartering with you, Stephanie and I have embarked on a new business venture. We have just launched our website.
You both made such a positive impression on us we felt compelled not waste another minute. Seeing the joy you share with others and the life you have created is inspiring. We can never thank you enough!
Thank you and Merci for a beautiful boat trip that was so many things, feelings and emotions!
• Sunrises and Sunsets
• Genuine hospitality
• Delicious cuisine
• Captain who made us feel safe
• A setting for new friendships and a cherished time for the old

We are filled with gratitude and appreciations for:
• The great dives in new and beautiful waters with sighting of the familiar beauty of under water, but also the eye-witness experiences….such as “Sharks in Love”.
• The trust of our courage and sense of adventures as we rode out the “Cat 1” storm on our first night on board.
• The experience of watching Laurent and Astrid working in genuine accord as they steered through beautiful waters – The Orchestra of casting up sails was fluid and magnificent!
• Learning new things – like making knots, hearing stories of the sea, and just basking in the beauty of God’s particular creations in this place and moment.
• Chef Astrid, what a beautiful and joyous gift that you have in creating the best food in the world. We would name a few favorites, but they were all favorites. Your joy in cooking and in life is contagious. Especially that “Key Lime Pie” that was again the BEST in the world.

We fell in love with this trip and the beauty of your company.
Much love until we meet again,
Brian, Stephanie, Derrell & Sandy


This past week has been unforgettable. Starting in Maricot Bay with the breathtaking dockage and tour of Soufriere and then the voyage to Bequia. Thank you for planning and executing that flawlessly! We then moved on to the Tobago Cays and then Canouwan Island for some wonderful diving. We saw so may beautiful animals, sperm whales, dolphins and manta ray, not to mention the green turtles and all the reef fish. Astrid – The food has been amazing. I’m thrilled we were able to have our fresh caught black fin tun sushi. What a treat. We have had a wonderful time, thank you for welcoming us with open arms!
The “B” Family


I wish I had the words to express all that is in my heart. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. What depth and breath of emotion I felt all week. Every sense is heightened, the sense of the beautiful islands and emerald, green water. The sound of the waves. The taste of every exquisite meal prepared with thoughtful hands, the feel of the salty wind on my skin, the smell of fresh coffee every morning, the personal touch you both bring to the entire experience! My expectation has been far exceeded. How lovely to see your sun kissed smiles everyday for the past week. Thank you again for all the special touches. I now have a special place in my heart for hipo.
Valerie & Jeff

What an exquisitely beautiful week we had aboard Isolablue! I had no idea what to expect, but everything from the wonderful sailing and diving to the amazing quinine and cocktails (and coffee) was nothing short of exceptional.
Astrid, every meal seemed to outdo the last and was so full of color. Your creativity and skill in the kitchen is unmatched, you’ve inspired me to begin cooking again!
Laurent, your guidance on top of the water as well as under was such a treat to experience. I had no idea I would enjoy the sailing part as well!!
And thank you both for parking us each night where we could experience sunsets and sunrises unlike any I have every seen. The entire week felt like it was out of a painting.
Thank you most of all for sharing your home and hospitality with us. This has been a life experience I will not forget. Wishing you both the best in your future travels on Isolablue!

What an exquisite week. I love the Caribbean so much and this has been an amazing trip. You have made it wonderful with great food, great service, and a beautiful comfortable boat. Each location where we docked was beautiful with great sunsets. Snorkeling in Sandy Island & Tobago Cay was fun and enjoyable, floating on the tubes with a beer! What a wonderful life. Thoroughly enjoyed the diving in Tobago Cays & Bequia. Thank you for an amazing week and such fabulous food, and your great hospitality.


Such a wonderful week in your beautiful home on the water. Your hospitality is second to none and we all had a great trip. Every meal was a true delight and you spoiled us with some of the best meals we have ever had. You are a wonderful “team” and your attention to every detail made this trip beyond our expectations. Thanks so much - we are forever grateful for a trip of a lifetime.
Laurie & Anne

From Annie a heartfelt “thank you” for restoring a peace I feared was lost forever. A week in the cradle of your Sea is just what I needed. Much love and light for your health and safety as you continue your journey.

Your energy set the stage for a peaceful journey. Kindness, respect for each other and your guests create a peaceful and safe home afloat. It was wonderful to watch your dance managing the lies and sails. The meals….artistry, unique combinations. Variety, texture, etc. etc. so carefully prepared and beautifully presented every day. Thank you for this experience! I will think of both of you often and dream of the gentle rocking at night and the love you served us at every meal.

Wow, what an adventure; beyond all my expectations! Everything about this trip was spectacular. You 2 were calming, kind, thoughtful and lots of fun. The laid-back culture is just what I needed. You are amazing. The food was extraordinary. Thanks so much for helping me overcome some obstacles due to my difficulties. Till the next time, wishing you much happiness and good health.


Thank you so much for welcoming us and sharing with us your beautiful home. Our short trip with you has been fantastic and we wish it could go on for longer. You have made us feel so welcome, and relaxed and we have very much enjoyed your company. And as for the meals, well what can we say – Not only do they look fantastic, but they have also tasted wonderful.
Thank you so very much for some wonderful memories.
Very best wishes to you both.
Susan & Martin

8-17 MARCH 2022 A wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experience

Thank you so much for such an absolutely wonderful 11 days on board the Isolablue with you. You showed us amazing places underwater and above. The dive sites had beautiful corals and fish, and the snorkeling was wonderful too. Each island was so much fun to see, each one different and lovely. Your hospitality is wonderful. You both are such lovely, warm people, and we enjoyed getting to know you. Astrid - your cooking skills are amazing. Every meal was so wonderful and delicious. Laurent - your help with diving and snorkeling was great. This was our first time on a sailboat, and first time in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and it was an absolutely wonderful vacation, thanks to both of you. We loved every minute of our vacation with you. It was truly a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you ever get to the Pacific Northwest, please come visit us on our island, Bainbridge Island.
Jane and Steve

We had such a lovely vacation. We planned this vacation a year ago. A whole year to look forward to our lovely and lively water adventure with you both. Many changes, travel partners, flights, dates and more. Always gracious, always thankful. Even the pandemic could not deter your gracious attention before we landed. Then the minute we landed our trip became even more heavenly than we could ever have hoped for. The dives were spectacular and he two of you are absolutely spectacular as well. Your enthusiasm for the area, the waters, the guests, the beautiful food Astrid prepares are all beyond any expectation, we could have imagined. We had so much fun doing exactly what we wanted to in your water world. The Grenadines are amazing - thank you so much for sharing your boat and your time with us. This trip with you felt better than a trip with blood family
and you feel like family now. Please know that if you are ever in our corner of the world you have a place to stay and visit. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing your world with us.
Love, love

Astrid’s food defies description. Magnificent works of Art. Truly an AMAZING Adventure. Such great things from such a small galley. Thank you for inviting us to your amazing world.

5-6 MARCH 2022 We believed we had arrived in Paradise on board of Isolablue

We came for dining but quickly changed our expectations after the first sight of Astrid’s cooking. As one course followed another, we were thinking she must have a mermaid aboard to help her with the plate. We never saw the mermaid, but never stopped believing that magic was being performed on board, whatever the source. At it’s core, the source was one of enormous creativity, boundless imagination and warm hospitality. In a dream like state we believed we had arrived in Paradise on Board of Isolablue.
Peter, Grady, Winona and Gerry

1-3 MARCH 2022 Gracious and welcoming hosts

We had a wonderful time, you are both such gracious and welcoming hosts. The trip exceeded all of our expectations, and we will always remember the beautiful scenery, the amazing (!) food and the great conversations.
Thank you for welcoming us into your home, you made out trip absolutely perfect!
Andrew & Cathleen


Thank you for welcoming us into your home for a wonderful week. It was a great experience sailing with you all, you did a fantastic job of sharing the St. Vincent islands with us. Needless to say, the meals will be a forever memory on this adventure. Just absolutely wonderful meals. You two are the BEST! Thank you,

Words cannot express how much I enjoyed spending the week on Isolablue. Not only was the food exceptional, all the sailings to all the islands was breathtakingly beautiful. I consider you both friends and I would love to stay in touch. So many times in life you meet new people who make a lasting impression - you two are those people. I will always remember the great meals and fun times. Please keep in touch

One week on the ocean sailed by soooo quickly and the winds even kept us from setting full sails. So much fun. So many beautiful locations. Incredible food. Enjoyable activities. Making great friends. A vacation of a lifetime. Merci. Thank you so much for all your hospitality and use of your beautiful home, Isolablue.
Your new South Carolina Friends
Eric and Linda

We cannot begin to thank you enough for welcoming us with open arms on to Isolablue. This has been a week we will never forget. From sailing to the amazing food and conversation there isn’t one thing I would change. You both have become great friend to us and we cannot wait to have you visit South Carolina. Just remember to bring Hippie along for the trip. Also, if you ever need another crew member you know who to call.
Please keep in touch.
Kelly and Austin

12-19 JANUARY 2022 Everything was a Highlight, Thanks from the bottom of our hearts

You are the very best! We thank you from our “petit” hearts. You made us so welcomed on your lovely Home at Sea! You are “THE” Captain and “FIRST Mate magnifique”. We always felt safe and will fed you. Maybe our paths will cross again on another trip, or you can always visit us in Florida or “Minnesnowta”! Thank you for keeping an eye on Ron when snorkeling…Drinks are on us next time! Everything was a highlight, no lowlight!
We wish you the very best in 2022!
Ron & Beth

Thanks so much for being such wonderful hosts aboard your “floating home”. You managed to get six senior citizens from St. Vincent to Grenada without any complications. The planning and preparation for each voyage must be extensive, but you both carried it off flawlessly. A catamaran is the perfect way to see the Grenadine. The food and drinks were wonderful/exceptional, and I have been reminding Ray daily that he should not expect this to continue once we leave the boat!
Hope your “bucket list” adventure continues for many more years.
Colleen & Roy

Thank you for letting us stay in your home! We absolutely enjoyed our experience from sailing with such fine sailors to eating the best meals in the Caribbean, prepared with love and the perfect seasoning. We felt secure in your hands and thank you for taking us to the snorkel “hot” spots!
Keep on enjoying your “work” as long as you live. We are aware of how hard you work, but watching you we know how much you love it!
Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts. Many great memories will be enjoyed again and again.
Dan & Nancy

7th January 2022 Exceeded everything I could have hoped for

Our sailing trip has completely met and exceeded everything I could have hoped for my husband’s birthday: - a beautiful boat where we felt so safe and well cared for, - beautiful food, definitely fine dining and perfect wine to match, - very knowledgeable crew (Astrid and Laurent) to answer all our questions and gives us such a good taste of how it is to live on the water.
We will most definitely see you again and want to learn to explore more in your safe hands.
Thank you both so much
Jude and Alg

JANUARY 2022 Isolablue became our home away from home

We could not have dreamed of a more perfect week. Isolablue became our home away from home, because of the two of you. Thank you for the beautiful dives, your skillful captaining, the INCREDIBLE vegan food, the Martini ´Salade´, your good humor, a memorable night at the Lobster BBQ and hiding from the rain, your warmth, and for making us feel so comfortable, relaxed and happy. We’ll never forget this week. Ever. Merci bien !!!
Laurie, Jeff and Jack

Christmas 2021 Magnificent stay in your company on Isolablue

Thank you again for everything you did for us. We had wonderful vacations with you together. Thank you Lolo for your guitar teaching lessons, thank you Astrid for all the great cooking preparations like the Millefeuille, Spritz and Cookies. With your guidance, we could discover again the Grenadine Islands and I could meet other children living on a boat.

Again a magnificent stay in your company on Isolablue. We are happy to share all these moments with you. A little bit of your day to day experiences which we hope will be once our future. Louis improved his guitar skills - thank you Lolo. Astrid you created again wonders in the kitchen. Our departure time is approaching and we will leave with a heavy heart, hoping to see you again soon.
Audrey and Clement

25 NOV - 5 DEC 2021 The whole experience surpassed our expectations

I want to let you know we had a really great time on Isolablue. The yacht was very well maintained and it was obvious Laurent and Astrid took great care and pride in the boat.

Talking of Laurent and Astrid, well what two great people. We enjoyed their company and their professionalism. Laurent was very happy to have me skipper the boat everyday which was exactly what I wanted as well as finding those great locations to snorkel and relax.

Astrid was an absolutely fabulous chef. As you know, we have been on bigger boats where the chef was flown in from New York or Miami, etc. I have to say that Astrid’s cooking and presentation was far above the others. She is passionate about it, creative, and the food was delicious. Every plate looked amazing.

The whole experience surpassed our expectations and both of us will stay in touch with Astrid and Laurent.
Mark & Gemma

OCTOBER 2021 You have brought joy to our family and this is a gift beyond measure

Astrid, Laurent,
Exceptional experiences are often dulled by the absence of family and friends. Our exceptional experiences on this trip have been multiplied by both. Our list of favorites: swimming with the manta rays, diving with Laurent, snorkeling Horseshoe Reef, turtle watching, the lobster BBQ, and exploring the various islands – were even better because of your excitement as well. Our week can be summarized in one word. “Joyeuse!”. The joy of experiencing God’s creation up close, the joy of sharing music with friends, and the joy of a table filled with exquisitely crafted meals.
Astrid & Laurent, you have brought joy to our family and that is a gift beyond measure.
The “T” Family

NOVEMBER 2020 Most perfect vacation

It’s quite a challenge to begin describing the most perfect vacation, but for us, this picture sums it up… Astrid and Laurent. They warmly and graciously invited us into their lives and their beautiful home Isolablue for ten glorious days. Then proceeded to treat us like royalty for the entire time. Just a few of the delicious lunches that Astrid created for us. Beautifully presented and every
mouthful a delight. Healthy too!

Laurent washes up after yet another fantastic meal and he’s still smiling. Despite the torrential rain, Astrid is also still smiling and looking glamorous in her wet weather gear. Dinner at L’Ansecoy on Mustique with Laurent and Astrid, great fun, great food & wine and lots of laughs.

Laurent and Mark loved sailing together and Mark appreciated learning from an expert who has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean.
Astrid shows off another of her skills - onboard yoga. Not only an experienced sailor, but she is an amazing chef who speaks at least four languages. She is also sweet, funny and thoughtful. Our final day with our new friends ended fittingly with a cocktail (or two) at Basil’s Bar. A glorious sunset was the backdrop to our goodbye’s.

We cannot wait to come back and sail with you again in 2021 and are counting the days until November. We look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you on the 25th. We’ll bring the turkey.
M & G

SEPTEMBER 2020 Enriching at all levels

What a wonderful long weekend. We particularly appreciated our discussions and the delicious meals you prepared for us.
A stay full of personal discovery and amazing places. You are really lovely, pleasant and we are so glad to have met new friends. Thank you for all the advices, the discussions and the lots of laughs it was an unforgettable vacation.
We thank you very much for the always so warm hospitality.
We had a great time with you and we look forward to welcoming you on our boat.
This short stay with you was enriching at all levels.
See you soon

MARCH, 2020 BVI – A lifetime of memorable experiences

Dear Astrid & Laurent,
We would like to thank you for playing a central component in our first annual “friends group” bucket list. Your kindness, hospitality, fantastic meal preparation and graciousness can’t be matched. You have a lovely yacht that will surely serve as a measure for comparison for any future boating adventures we may consider. We would also like to thank you for allowing our non-scuba” companion to have a go at exploring the below the water world. You truly provided us with a lifetime of memorable experiences.
Best of luck and thank you again
The “G” Party

February 2020 - BVI - Beyond our wildest expectations

The charter was absolutely amazing, beyond our wildest expectations!
The crew was professional, accessible and accommodating! Our interactions with Astrid and Laurent were delightful. They accommodated our wishes without hesitation.
The yacht was well maintained. Everything was in great condition, very clean and well-maintained. (I have had a great deal of sailing experience on a variety of boats for over 50 years.)
The quality and presentation of the meals was Exquisite! The meals and presentations exceeded those we have had in fine restaurants and every bite was delicious!
We were satisfied with the cruising itinerary. They offered recommendations and feedback on destinations and were totally open to our requests.
Not to be repetitive, our experience went well beyond our every expectation! Beautiful yacht, wonderful hosts and an unforgettable experience! Our experience with Astrid and Laurent Geslin on Isolablue was extraordinarily wonderful!
The “M” Family

FEBRUARY, 2020 IN BVI - A winning charter and life-long friends

Astrid & Laurent,
We arrived unsure of what to expect. We found paradise! Every meal an exquisite work or art. Every anchorage or mooring private and peaceful. Every vista breathtaking. Glorious sunrises and sunsets, star filled moonlit skies to soothe one to sleep and blue, blue water filled with life to open one’s eyes to what is all around us!
Thank you both for sharing a small piece if your world with us! Your skills, expertise and advise all deeply appreciated.
We will never forget the wonderful memories that you have helped to create, this has been and absolutely wonderful experience, shared with beloved family and new friends.
P.S. This morning I joined a gang of tarpon on the hunt.
P.S.S. May you always have a good laugh remembering the bathing suite incident when you drop people off at the Baths!
The “K” Family

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A WINNING CHARTER!! FEB 2020 - feedback to broker
´On behalf of my family, I want to extend our deepest thanks to you for facilitating our pairing with the Geslins on Isolablue for our charter! We all feel like we won the lottery! Of course, Isolablue is a beautiful vessel, but Laurent & Astrid are two of the loveliest people we have ever met.Their kindness, graciousness, and charm made this past week one of the most wonderful and memorable of our lives. We will always treasure our time with them.They were accommodating beyond any expectations, and ´spoiled´ us as we have never been ´spoiled´! We feel that we have made life-long friends.
All of us now dream of a day when we can enjoy their company again...´
Sincerely, John, Jennifer, Bill, Martha, Jim & Claudia

January 2020 - BVI - We have fallen in love with Isolablue !

Our Noses are red,
The waters are blue,
We have fallen in love,
With Isolablue !

Dear Astrid & Laurent,
We can´t begin to thank you enough for the incredible experience with you this past week. Our sadness at ending this adventure is tempered by the enduring memories of snorkeling and diving in the beautiful waters of the BVI, our time sharing stories and, of course, the incredible, magnificent dining experiences on board of Isolablue !
We are hopeful that our courses will cross again, so we may share even more time with you.
Very fondly
M & B

January 2020 - BVI - A long held dream come true

Dear Astrid & Laurent,
I am unable to find adequate words to thank you for sharing your travelling home with these six ´land-lubbers´ over this past week. Our time with you has been exceptional. I ache with the thought of the week ending. Laurent, thank you for sharing your expertise and stories of sailing with us. Thank you for guiding us to all of the right ´parking places´. Astrid, thank you for tolerating what is left of my ´Deutsch Sprache´ (also spelled probably incorrect!) and of course, I will NEVER be able to look at a plate and silverware the same way again. Your culinary skills are subllime. Mostly, I thank you for helping to make a long held dream come true, and helping me to experience genuine Isolablue (as all people should). I will sincerely long for the days when our paths will cross again. Wishing you fair winds and calm seas always.


Dear Astrid and Laurent,
You have made it very easy for us to enjoy two happy weeks on your Isolablue. We are very grateful for your hospitality, your unavoidable commitment and your warmth. With that you have touched us deeply and opened our hearts. We wish you always a handful of water under the keels and look forward to seeing you again.
The ´G´ Family

The crew was friendly and accommodating, they went out of their way to fulfill any of our wishes long before we knew them. The yacht was absolutely clean and spacious. Very well shaded with many comfortable places to spend the day. It was well ventilated, and equipped with ventilators and a/c. The food was Superb, you would not think you were on a yacht. Incredible, what Astrid performed in her kitchen!

We loved the area that we sailed, the islands are colorful, the anchorages comfortable with great views on nature, the snorkeling great with many many fishes and a great diversity of corals.

Astrid and Laurent were outstanding! First of all very professional, very precise with security (on boat, while snorkeling, while diving), but then also experienced sailors, naturalists with a great knowledge, award winning cook (Astrid) and barkeeper (Laurent). They made all our dreams come true. They are very precious people and we are more than happy to get to know them.
From a Happy Guest

NOVEMBER 2019 - A complete success evaluation from a very happy client

We have just returned from a Caribbean cruise. If you are looking for outstanding charter yachts, I would like to briefly describe what we have encountered:

We were concerned to come to this area, on a foreign ship. We were very worried in regards to the quality, the sailing and cleanliness of the ship, the competence and hospitality of the owner couple and general concerns about whether the Caribbean has still anything to offer us. So we are all the more pleased that the holidays were a complete success.

The ship is very well equipped, both nautical and comfortable. The couple has been chartering for a while, which is reflected primarily in the ship´s command, but also in many good facilities for comfort and sun protection. There are also full snorkel and diving equipment, as one wants it to be. The ship is sparkling clean. Safety is not just written in big words but also lived all the time. In addition to the impeccable navigation, we very much appreciated the accompaniment with the dinghy during our snorkeling trips, be it because of the possible current or because of speedboats.

Our wishes regarding our sailing program were taken seriously and fulfilled wherever possible. For this, the two even took on the burden of a night trip. In addition, they surprised us with many beautiful places that we did not know from our time. They adapted to our thirst for discovery and spared no effort to move diligently the ship from place to place or even to include a snorkel passage in the morning before the departure. They even organized our shore excursions, which was very helpful.

Astrid and Laurent can be distinguished from the great mass of charter providers, this specially in the area hospitality / kitchen and diving. Astrid offers a very unusual luxury in the dining area: multi-course meals, very lovingly prepared with fresh ingredients and nicely presented (I was amazed, what she all prepared on fresh vegetables, we did not even dream about). We thought before the cruise that we would not choose a catamaran because of the food. I still think so, but the cuisine just tasted incredibly good, was a lot of fun and did us all so good. Laurent is a PADI dive instructor. He knows perfectly the beautiful snorkeling sites, looked for and found sharks for us and made it possible for me to dive with his calm and safe nature (I have not dived for 15 years!).

Astrid and Laurent love their lives and radiate that too. They are very open to their guests, totally uncomplicated and very professional. We have had so many inspiring conversations, laughters or simply spun « sailor’s yarn », that they really grew so close to my heart. I can highly recommend them to you.

I have dreamed of this trip, and you can certainly take it from me, that it was such a beautiful success.
Very Happy Clients


Dear Astrid and Laurent,
What a fabulous week! I will never forget my wonderful birthday celebration and lobster lunch on Tobago Cays, it was a very special experience. I cannot find the words to express it.
We feel very fortunate to have met you both. Astrid, you have set the bar so high I fear I will have to go to cooking school to be able to compete with your restaurant quality meals. We cannot wait for our next trip aboard Isolablue! (for cooking lessons!)
The “P” Family

MARCH, 2019 ~ The two of you who brought it all together

Dearest Astrid & Laurent,
Thank you for a wonderful, relaxing, exquisite vacation for all. Although we did not see the “great white”, you have had the luxury of being on board with at least two great whites (and growing).
Isolablue and your warm, generous hospitality & entertainment joins the “one thousand places to visit” before you die. We are pleased we added to your musical repertoire - Tobago Cays lobsters, Mustique, Bequia, Canouan diving are memories we shall blissfully remember in our dreams and family reunions.
All the best

Thank you both so much for making our vacation of “firsts” a memorable and spectacular trip!! The mahi mahi catch was definitely a hit, along with the school of dolphins, Jim’s much anticipated trial dive and the island pain-killers & rum punch were all incredible, but it was the two of you that brought it all together to culminate into out top 3 trips ever!! Your dedication to your guests, the meals, my spa visit and St. Vincent tour are just a few of the details that speak to the level & your expertise and professionalism. Can’t wait for the book!
The “V” Family

Note from Broker:
I am pleased to say both sets of guests said they had a wonderful time and really enjoyed everything. I have also made my colleagues aware and to not hesitate to offer Isolablue for their clients, feel free to also use me as a reference for other brokers.


As you know, we enjoyed every minute in Laurent’s company. He was friendly, kind and generous - and also an amazing Captain and Dive Instructor. Astrid is a spectacular chef and a joy to be around. Her infectious smile can’t help but set the tone for a great days adventure. We all had tears when we departed as we will truly miss their company!
The yacht was very comfortable for a family of 5 and extremely well organized, clean and welcoming. We loved the itinerary route and the time spent at each spot. The sports and leisure activities/equipment on board were all great!
The food far exceeds expectations, and this is from a family who have traveled the world dining at the finest places. Astrid really works hard in the kitchen and all meals were truly memorable and tasty!
Our broker was always on hand to assist and very friendly. We highly recommend it and plan to join Isolablue again one day. 5 Stars all the way around!!
The ´B´ Family

6-13 JANUARY, 2019 - Remarkable, we highly recommend Isolablue

Astrid & Laurent, Too many thank you to list. Your unending hospitality was so appreciated. To go on a vacation and truly relax and be taken care of is a dream. To have that happen in the hands of such accomplished people - a pure treat. Getting to know you as friends and having the opportunity to experience a bit of your current life - pure joy. You both welcomed us into your home as strangers, but ended as friends.
We will figure out a way to take another trip under your care again. The experience was delightful, the good superior, the governing of the boat so competently organized, all the pieces created a very memorable vacation - one we will talk about for years. Thank you both. I truly hope our paths cross again.Happy sailing

This past week has been one of the best and most memorable weeks of my life. I would not change a single thing about our trip, besides extending it :) I feel like every moment was perfection, largely due to your amazing hospitality. From almost the first moment I walked on Isolablue, I felt completely comfortable to be totally myself. From playing games to telling weird cat stories, I felt like we had already known you for years.
Thank you, Laurent, for certifying me as a PADI Advanced diver. You were an amazing instructor and guide and I truly think the night dive was one of my top 3 favorite moments of my life. Also, your boating skills were amazing and put us all at ease during our voyage.
Astrid, your cooking - wow. Every meal was mind-blowing. You’re absolutely a culinary genius and I’m afraid all my meals will seem boring after your feasts. Also, thank you for being my 2nd mom during the trip :)
Thank you both for such an amazing week. We’re not just customers, crew, or even just friends, I feel now we are family.
We will all miss you dearly.

I can not thank you enough for making our vacation with you so much fun among family and I. It didn´t take best a start time with you to know this was going to be a special trip. Your boat was very comfortable, you had all the water toys and a great itinerary, but from my perspective the critical element was you. You started as captain and crew and ended up as friends.
The fact that Astrid is a world class chef was cherry on the cake. We will talk about her masterpieces for a long time.
Thanks again. I sincerely hope that we keep in touch and that our paths cross frequently.

I would write this in French but I don’t know if I can express it well enough.
I am still swaying with the waves :) Thank you so much for the fantastic voyage on the sea!! There were so many moments and experiences we had together that were so memorable in such a very short time. For me, this trip was an actual gift from God. I believe He has blessed your lives and that He blesses others through you. Your hard work and generous care did not go unnoticed. There were things done and said that were from your hearts that have touched me and changed me in special ways - a sweet « undercurrent » that is without words. I am not exaggerating nor do I want to « put you up on a pedestal ». None of us are perfect but what gifts you have, you have shared that with us: your hospitality, your fun, and most of all for me, your genuine kindness. Thank you. Merci pour tout et que Dieu vous bénisse. Please come visit us in California.
Feedback to Broker:
It was a good choice to have the hotel stay the first week! We took a few days to unwind doing nothing but swim and read at the hotel before even feeling like we were on vacation, so we are happy we didn’t do that during our boat time!! By the time we left the hotel we were ready to enjoy the whole time on the boat.

Laurent and Astrid were extremely good and conscientious hosts. They worked hard to make every detail fall in place for us to have a good experience.
The boat is in impeccable condition, the food over the top in presentation and taste and the concern for our enjoyment ever present.
The boat itself is a very comfortable layout -she did say the sharing of one starboard toilet -a ( a personal choice they made to create the bigger master shower on the starboard side) works better with family vs two couples. There is clearly one stateroom that is roomier overall ( one Todd and I were in) though all three were able to sleep two. -it was very comfortable and though it had nice air conditioning, if we had wanted it, the sea breeze at night was our preference as the hatches were perfectly placed to enjoy the air. The deck in front was very comfortable and even had a couple chairs -we preferred the trampolines which they had replaced with a very nice feeling product-one that does not leave you with big criss cross marks ! :). Bryn’s preference was the bow!
It showed how much they love their boat and their life. They enjoy sharing what they have with others which made it easy to be in their home.
Laurent and Astrid are both captains, dive masters and cooks. They felt that was important in their business in case one had an issue that they could switch jobs and the clients would still be taken care of. Amazing couple. Not only that, but they work well as a team and clearly enjoy each other. It was hard to say goodbye even after only a week. We all felt that friendships were made! We would certainly use them again.
Astrid’s food was over the top. Each meal was outdoing the one before. A piece of art. We felt excited for each meal and were sometimes speechless when consuming it as the tastes were so amazing. It was incredible -the diversity of her meals and the presentation. She loved to plate her food like art. We were in awe that she could do that with her small kitchen. A master of provisioning!
They were extremely careful to pay attention to our wants as he picked locations for us.
He was able to make it so Bryn moved to the Advanced dive level during the trip. That was a plus. They also enjoyed diving together. He was very clear and she a happy student!!

For my sister, who speaks French, it was extra special. We also found out Astrid’s mother tongue is Swiss German. And, they speak a bit of Italian. ( I can’t say enough about how much they bring !)

Our favorite spot was the Tobago Cays -swimming around and with turtles was a special treat. Esp for Bryn. She found one turtle that didn’t mind being touched.

I would highly recommend Isolablue-it was a great trip.

Now, thank you so much for finding this boat for us and for so diligently working with me to make it all come together. You certainly were a big part of pulling this off. So, thank you.
I think we are now all hooked on this type of vacation. And, I hope to work with you again. Thank you for all your time dealing with my details.

2019 NEW YEARS IN GRENADINES - No better way to ring in the New Year than with you both

Wow – Could not imagine a better way to ring in the New Year than with you both, on a beach, enjoying lobster, champagne, music…..Our family has had such an amazing week with you both. Nowhere in the world, have we had such incredible hospitality.

Astrid, your fun company and amazing cooking skills are very inspirational. My new goal is to learn to cook like you! Amazing!!
Laurent, thank you as well for the constant enthusiasm with my divers and the tasty evening cocktails. Everything was so special, perfect and we can’t wait to join you again on another family trip of a lifetime!

Le voyage était formidable! Merci beaucoup. Thank you so much Laurent for the incredible sailing, diving, music and dancing. The hospitality, food and wine were wonderful and we can’t wait to come back and sail with you again.

Thank you for all of the funny memories and great music!

Thanks for the great dives and great food and company!

Thank you for all the wonderful food and funny, funny moments!


Award-winning Chef Astrid took first place at the 2018 Grenada Charter Yacht Show Culinary Competition. Guests rave about her cooking, even the youngest ones.
Once upon a time there was a child who was a little bit picky with his food. He only loved tomatoes, cucumber and carrots as vegetables. Astrid to the rescue!
“I started to present the dishes in a funny way,” Astrid explained. “He started eating much more than usual. His parents just loved seeing him so quiet and pleased at table. At meals he was very excited to discover his special dish, which I tried to keep secret before serving.
“While I served his parents elaborate dishes, I created simple dishes with funny faces to keep him happy. I used only the veggies he liked (tomatoes, carrots and cucumber) to enliven a main dish with my fantasy creatures.”

First of all, thank you for everything.
We had imagined our vacation before our arrival ... But it was not counting on your generosity and your kindness. Isolablue is a very comfortable catamaran to live on and we felt completely at ease. The day-to-day life will be difficult after having traveled so many miles. Astrid you have feasted us with your excellent dishes from morning to evening and the pretty culinary decorations for our ´Loulou´ were amazing. You radiate happiness and that´s great to see. Thank you for these moments, these breathtaking landscapes, these helpful tips ... We leave enriched from this vacation and convinced that we like the boat life, especially since no one has been sick and we found now our sea-legs.
Let’s go .. All we have to do is just sail away! We will get organized and develop our plan to have a life as fulfilling as yours. One thing is certain, we will be happy to see you again and share a thousand new things hoping to offer you a little rosé on our future catamaran, ah yes a beer for Astrid.
Good luck friends and see you soon


Many thanks for making our dream a reality. This trip with you was simply magical, and in addition to discovering new paradise islands, we met two very beautiful people, and enjoyed every anecdote or experience you shared with us, just like the culinary delights of the Chef! We are already longing to come back for new adventures around Antigua. Good luck and see you soon, Pascale & Christine


Initially, I was just an added patch, as a ´leech´ journalist who has been hanging on to Jo and Leila for a long time. This is my last trip to the Caribbean. We had planned to leave the 4 (with Sylviane) to Union. 2 days before my arrival, I am told: ´We will go by boat with Swiss people, it will be great´. I did not know what to expect ... Arriving on Isolablue, it´s as if we arrive in the extension of our house. Laurent and Astrid welcome you with such kindness and considerate care that after 5 minutes you feel at home! Finally, even better than at home! Because when Astrid goes in the kitchen, the mets delight the taste buds one after the other. Appetizers, main course, desserts, all the dishes follow each other like in a gastronomy restaurant except that the terrace has a view .... on the turquoise sea .... Through the sharing and confidences, adventures under and on the water, crashes of drones, aborted battles of Pancakes, wet rides on Junior, rum punch, the links are tightened to reach all the same conclusion: L & A, you are MAGNIFICENT full of KINDNESS, GENEROSITY, WILLINGNESS of SHARING and LOVE to the Others. Thank you for these 3 unforgettable days. Jo.

3 days between Tobago Cays and Union. It was great to be able to discover your passion and your universe. Jo summarized our trip with you already. So I write you a few words to thank you. Good food, your kindness, your good mood and moments of unforgettable sharing. One thing is certain, we will come back. And this time baby will be in our arms. A big thanks. Many kisses and see you soon under the Caribbean sun. Thank you, everything was just magic, your welcome, your kindness, the exchanges, I had the impression to know you for a long time. I hope to see you again for new adventures, in the meantime I embrace you very sincerely. Sylvianne

15-18 June 2018

Hello friends, A huge thanks for these 3 days of madness in your company. Leaving Union for the first day in paradise. 15.06.18 Sailing to the Tobago Cays with the program to dive on the reef. Junior was not too capricious, the end of adolescence is approaching. Following this wonderful restaurant on the beach. 16.06.18 We understand Laurent you need directly 2 coffees. We did not loose time that day. Morning paddle, back to Union, Kite surf, again paddle, happy hour on Happy Island and pizza at Anchorage. 17.06.18 to summarize, we spent 3 days in your company and it was horrible, because it was much too short. This morning a pancake battle between Astrid and myself, but I´m sure you´ll win because we ate so well these 3 days. Thank you, thank you and thank you to all of you 4: L&A and J and Isolablue. Big hug and fair wind. We´ll see each other soon to make bubbles together and ride on Kites. I did not see everything but I heard you laugh a lot and I ate really well. Thank you. (The unborn baby is writing)