Cruising Area of Justified Horizons

Pref. Pick-upNanny Cay, Tortola, BVI
Other Pick-upInquire
Summer PortNanny Cay, Tortola, BVI
Winter PortNanny Cay, Tortola, BVI

Accommodations

Guests10
Cabins5
Crew3
Queen5
Showers5
Wash Basins5
Heads5
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
Accommodates 10 guests in 5 ensuite queen cabins
Crew will take starboard aft cabin.

Justified Horizons Specification

Length65 Feet
Beam33 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2021
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeTransom only
Children AllowedYes
InverterYes
Voltages110
Water MakerYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Fuel Consumption34 US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48hr preferred
Communications
Wifi is available in USVI waters and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds in the USA.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)15 f Highfield
Dinghy Hp60
Dinghy Pax9
Adult WaterskisYes
Sea BobsYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man KayakYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup PaddleYes
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Typetrawling, Casting
Fishing Rods2
Deep Sea FishingYes
Fishing PermitFishing USVI only
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Flybridge dinning
Sub wings
2 efoils

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
Resort Course$175 per Resort Course
Full CourseReferral Course is $400
LicenseInstructor
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Tanks10
BCs10
Regulators10
Weight Sets10
Num Divers10
Dives/Week3 per week
Diving Info
Captain Jack is a dive instructor
Dive Costs
Cost per dive per person: $75
Referral Open Water Certification Dives. $400
Discover Scuba Diving: $175

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
CDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
CamcorderYes
Other Entertainment
Stream2Sea Products Including-
Shampoo
Body Wash
Leave-In Conditioner
Body Lotion
Reef Safe 30SPF Sunscreen

Cuisine

Din-inYes
Special DietsYes
KosherInq

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Water Purifier on Board, with water being produced by the vessel.

Justified Horizons Crew Profile

Crew Number3
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainJack Steenbergen
NationalityUSA
Born1993
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseUSCG 200-ton, PADI OWSI
Chef
ChefDani Querry
NationalityUSA
Born1986
LicenseCulinary Arts Certificate, STCW


Jack was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida. He grew up on the water fishing and sailing with his family every chance he had. Jack pursued his passion while starting his career in Clearwater Harbour on tour boats and quickly transitioned into yacht charters throughout the Caribbean, East Coast USA and the Mediterranean. Today he holds a 200 ton USCG credential, with over 10 years experience behind the helm. His love for the sea, and of sailing, goes beyond the surface and he looks forward to showing you just how beautiful the ocean really is. Being a certified PADI Scuba Diving instructor as well, Jack is always excited to show his guests what critters and corals roam the waters of the British Virgin Islands in what he calls, an “underwater safari”. The BVIs are home to many beautiful little secrets and Jack is loves to show and teach his guests about them all.

Chef Dani brings along an adventurous spirit that is bound to rub off on those around her. Also growing up in Ohio, she spent her time being very active whether it was playing softball, golfing, fishing or, most of all, being in or near the water. Her love of the water carried over as she spent time on her high schools swim team, with friends on Lake Erie, or in her backyard pool. Her first trip to the Virgin Islands at age 17 made her realize that one day she would trade the ponds, lakes, and chlorine for the open ocean. She made that trade in 2012 and has been immersing herself in the Caribbean culture ever since. For the last 2 years she has been the chef aboard a 65 foot sail catamaran, honing her culinary skills and delighting her guests´ taste buds with a wide range of cuisines. Over the course of the last 2 years she has become proficient in many different culinary styles such as vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, and kosher, just to name a few. Her attention to detail and great sense of humor leaves her guests well-fed and entertained! She is up for any challenges to create new and exciting meals that fit her guests´ preferences and desires.

Shelley Black was born and raised in California. She fell in love with the ocean at a young age and would often sail to Catalina island with her family. After studying art and graphic design in college she started working on a private yacht in Mexico. Exploring all around Baja California deepened her desire to travel and for the last four years she has been working as a deck/ stew on several different yachts. Having been on deck, she excels in water sports and enjoys free diving. Shelley loves to curate personalized experiences for her guests, from specialty cocktails to table decor and theme parties. She’s ready to create new and exciting experiences this season in the Virgin Islands.


Captain Jack Steenbergen

Qualifications:
USCG 200 ton
Sailing Endorsement
PADI OWSI
EFR / O2 Instructor

Dani Querry

Qualifications:
STCW
ENG 01
CULINARY ARTS CERTIFICATE Ashburton


First Mate Shelley Black
Qualifications:

STCW ( exp 2029)
Tender driving

<b>Crew fully vaccinated<b/>

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Justified Horizons Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 01, 2024Jun 08, 2024Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Jun 13, 2024Jun 20, 2024Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Jul 12, 2024Jul 19, 2024Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Aug 01, 2024Oct 31, 2024Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Nov 06, 2024Nov 12, 2024Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 04, 2024Dec 11, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 27, 2024Jan 03, 2025Booked: Tortola, TBD to Tortola, TBD
Jan 06, 2025Jan 11, 2025Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
May 24, 2025May 31, 2025Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI

Justified Horizons Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $59,000
(normal rate)
High price: $69,000
(normal rate)

Justified Horizons Special Offer!
Discount: 20%!
Offer: Justified Horizons offers 20% off all charters run through July 2024. BVI ports only. No additional discounts apply.
Old price: $59,000 - $69,000 / week
New price: $47,200 - $55,200 / week (Save: $11,800 - $13,800 / week)
Minimum nights: 6
Travel before: Jul/31/2024

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax
2024 Summer$59,000$60,000$61,000$62,000$63,000$64,000$65,000$67,000$69,000
2024/25 Winter$59,000$60,000$61,000$62,000$63,000$64,000$65,000$67,000$69,000
2025 Summer$59,000$60,000$61,000$62,000$63,000$64,000$65,000$67,000$69,000

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

ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS


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

***Boat prefers 48hr turns***
Short Charters Available

HOLIDAYS 2024:
Christmas Flat Rate $72,000. 7 night minimum
New Years Flat Rate $72,000. 7 night minimum.

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

Justified Horizons Guest Reviews

January 2024 BVI Charter

To the best captain and crew on the water, thank you for the trip of a lifetime! We are going home with full hearts and stomachs and well rested yet somehow exhausted. This crew gets a 5 star review from our family and Tanya gets a Michelin star. We will never forget this week, thank you!!
-Tiffany and Phil

Thank you all for the best week ever!! Seriously you’re all so amazing and fun to be around, hope we cross paths again! Thank you so much!!
-Kellyn

January 2024 BVI Charter

Wow! This trio checked every box and exceeded all my expectations of what a sailing trip could offer. These were plenty of peaceful moments, but not one single boring moment. Jack, Shelley and Tanya were my dream team. They all work so well together. Always smiling always answering with yes we can make that happen. No doubt we will be back on the water with Justified Horizons again. Thank you all for making this dream vacation a reality.
-Anita and Daryl

What a magnificent way to see the BVI. The boat adventures were impressive with room for 10 adults and all the water toys you could need. But the best by far was the crew. Their teamwork was exceptional, and the skills in which they performed their respective tasks. From Captain Jack taking us to the best spots, Tanya making the most delicious and unique dishes and Shelley with her service at the bar, cleaning the rooms and mermaid water skills. We felt like royalty. Thank you and god bless.
-Bill and Connie

Jack, Shelley and Tanya
What a wonderful week of fun. You made our week extra special! The food was out of this world, the service was beyond expectations and the three of you made this vacation super fun. I will not forget this trip! Thank you, thank you!
-Harold and Mary

What an amazing team. Jack always so helpful with the water toys, taking us scuba diving, snorkeling and many other fun things. Shelley is the best bartender ever and if you loose a phone 25ft deep, she can find it. Tanya is the best chef ever, the meals are to die for. Justified horizons is an incredible boat!
-Linda and Gus

Jack, Shelley and Tanya
You all made our trip so special. What a pleasure to meet each of you! This has been a dream trip for us and we will do it again! What a blessing you all have been, take care.
-Rhonda and Kevin

NYE 2023 BVI Charter

What an amazing week ! Your service is next level and without comparison. You helped us create memories of a lifetime. Snorkeling, scuba and efoil in beautiful places. Our conversation over some of the best meals we have ever had were a highlight along with postcard sunset and coffee at dawn. Thank you, and happy new year.

-Tim, Elizabeth, Declan, Finegan, Lynne, Brian

November 2023 BVI Charter

Jack, Tanya and Shelley,
This trip was beyond what we could have ever imagined! Thank you for making it so very special. Each day just kept getting better. The service was incredible, we enjoyed all of the food and thank you for showing us some of the most beautiful snorkel spots in the BVI. We appreciate all that you did for us on this trip and wish you the very best with future travels!
-Mike and Andrea

Jack, Tanya and Shelley
You helped us make such amazing memories! We will never forget this time in these beautiful islands, on this beautiful boat with such beautiful people! Thank you a million, trillion times over! Maybe our paths will cross again on our travels and journeys!
- Heather and Derek

June 2023 BVI Charter

Thank you so much for helping us complete a bucket list item. We can be a lot sometimes and you handled us with grace, patience and no judgement, even when Scott over shared just a little bit. Haha. I wont put it against you Dani that I probably gained 5 pounds. Your cooking was so awesome.

Thank you all so much for making our trip the best ever. Chef Dani, every meal was presented with class and very tasty. 5 Stars!! Captain Ryan, your route plan was perfect. We enjoyed hearing about each point that we visited. Thank you for getting us to all the special islands. Jodi, you are so enjoyable in everyway. Thank you for hanging with me while I snorkeled for 5 minutes and at VG.

We can not thank you enough for making this vacation so memorable. Thanks for all the wonderful adventures this week. Chef Dani, your meals were amazing. Jodi, my shopping partner you are one of a kind and one special chica. Thank you all so much.

May 2023 BVI Charter

What a fabulous and wonderful trip. Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was a pleasure getting to know all of you. Ryan, the best captain ever. Thanks for answering all out questions. Thanks for taking us diving, just fantastic. You are a great teacher, calm & cool. Would love to go golfing sometime! Dani, the best chef ever. Your reputation as the best is well deserved. Will be praying for you and your family. Jodi, thanks for all the adventures, Caves, Baths, Foil board etc. You made everything so fun. The best 1st mate ever.
Kent & Lisa

BEST VACATION EVER, all three of you are top notch. Every need met before we could ask. Food was awesome and everyone has become family.
Ken & Diane

UNBELIEVABLE! You are all more than anyone could ever imagine! A dream come true trip!!
Jonas & Teresa

Thank you so much for the hospitality and the relaxation this week. Even with it being our second stay on J.H. it was a totally different and amazing experience. Our first and second scuba dive!!!! So many great meals and some wonderful adventures.
Lindsey & T.J.

Thank you so much for an outstanding week. Your hospitality and knowledge of the islands are matched by no one. Thank you for all the great memories this week.
Casin & April

April 2023 BVI Charter

I can not say thank you enough foe everything you did to ensure our trip would be one we would never forget. Wylder formed so many core memories thanks to you all. What that means to Austin and me can not be put into words. I was convinced I would be a basket case of nerves the whole time, and you guys successfully calmed me down pretty instantly. I’ll never forget the food, cocktails and adventures Jodi took us on. From my family to you, thank you endlessly! We hope to see you all again sooner than later.
Austin, Kheili and Wylder

Thank you for a spectacular adventure. Each of you made our trip special in different ways. Dani, thank you so much for loving on Otto all week. I’ve never seen him laugh and giggle and grin so much. It was the sweetest. Jodi, you helped me feel comfortable enough to explore and enjoy myself more. Ryan, thank you for helping me feel safe moving the baby ashore and back and for delicious mocktails. As a new mom you all made this excursion outside of my comfort zone way easier than I imagined. Thank you for your kindness, compassion and care each of you showed me and our family.
Jordan, Carson & Otto

Thank you all for a very special trip. You did an incredible job of giving each family member exactly what we needed. From calming nerves to adventures to amazing food and drinks. You are so intentional in everything you all do. Thank you for laughing with us and at us. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime and many memories that will be cherished for years to come. Come visit us in Austin!
Hailey Nelsen

What a tremendous gift you gave all of us. A gift of awesome hospitality, a gift of never ending service, a gift of 5 star food and drink, a gift of unparalleled fun, a gift of watching a crew work like a well oiled machine who take great pride in delivering a product of the ultimate highest quality. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!!
Dwight & Carolyn

One word describes this trip “AWESOME”! Such a wonderful time. We have never ever been so cared for. The itinerary, the weather, the yacht, the crew all first class. Captain Ryan, you make it all look so easy and I only know 10% of what you do. I love your style. Calm, confident and all done with a smile. Dani, your culinary skills are off the charts. All I can say is WOW! Jodi, my lifesaver & rock. Still want to meet your twin. Wish you all the best.
Ray & Lorraine

Words can not express the way we feel for all you did for us this week. We had the vacation of a lifetime and can not wait for the next voyage in 2024!!!
Joe & Laurie

April 2023 BVI Charter

Thank you for a great trip and accepting us in such a wonderful way. Great meals, cocktails, service, fun and great times exploring this beautiful portion of God’s world. We will pray for you all often that your charters go smoothly, for your protection and for continued enjoyment of your life doing what you love.
Corky

Corky and I really did not know did not know what to expect this week (it obvious by how we packed). We have been blown away by the entire experience. From the moment we stepped on the boat you have served us with such graciousness and so joyfully making us feel like family. Its hard to describe how much we will forever remember this week spent on the Justified Horizons. Everyday seemed to exceed the day before. Yes, the scenery was spectacular, but it was each of you using your gifts and passions that send us home with our cups overflowing. Thank you, thank you! I pray God’s richest blessings and protection over each of you.
Jackie & Corky

You turned our family vacation into the perfect getaway for all of us. We were all cared for and you provided each family member with an experience. Thank you for becoming part of the family for the week. I am in awe of how great this trip turned out.
-Amanda

March 2023 BVI Charter

Do we have to go??????? We had some great expectations for this trip of a lifetime, but you exceeded all of them. Everything was perfect, the weather, the seas, the scenery, but you guys were the cherry on top. We are so grateful for your hearts that served us with such grace. We will carry these moments for the rest of our lives and Glenn will always remember the best birthday gift he’s ever had. Much love and blessings to all of you.
Nora

I can not fully put into words how wonderful this week has been. Dreams are made of experiences such as this. Each of you have made this week a that a bar has been set high. The meals, experiences and locations will forever be with me.
Glenn

March 2023 BVI Charter

Thank you for this wonderful vacation. I will never forget this vacation. Dani, you’re meals were the best food I’ve ever tasted. Jodi, handstands on paddle boards, competitions on the beach, so fun. Thank you. Ryan, thanks for taking us so many fun places. Boat, thanks for taking us where we needed to go.
Jack

This was the vacation of a lifetime. Honestly I cant imagine how it could’ve been any better. Ryan, Dani and Jodi were amazing and so sweet to the kids. We can not wait to come back and do it again with them. Thank you for a trip we will never forget.
Phil and Josephine

How can I say thank you to you precious three?!?!? You are just the dearest, kindest, most caring and talented people I’ve met. Our week was perfect and we all feel so relaxed, spoiled, happy, full of the most amazing food and just full of joy and gratitude. I’m grateful for this special time with my dearest friends in these gorgeous places on this incredible ship and so grateful for meeting you three and making three very special new friends. I wish you all so much happiness ahead and I truly can never thank you enough.
Tiffany

Reading these journal entries through with love and appreciation make me smile. Ryan, Dani, and Jodi – you have brightened the lives of so many. Thank you. My experience was amazing and I am truly at a loss for the words worthy of my appreciation. You are all talented, caring, and professional people who made a week in my life a memory of a lifetime. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

This amazing trip has been “heaven on earth” and all because of you!! You have made us feel so loved and welcome and safe. The memories I have from this trip will be with me always. I wish you all much success in your careers and peace and joy in your lives! I can’t wait till you come to Columbus!!! Until then know I love you all and take care.
Julia Redmond

Thank you so very much for making our trip absolutely perfect!! The food was amazing!! The snorkeling was fantastic!! You waited on us like we were royalty. Truly you made a very special trip spectacular. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Allie

Hope you are not tired of having people say there are no words adequate to describe how wonderful you all are! Can’t imagine any better crew. Thank you so much for making our trip so fabulous. We all feel very spoiled. Thanks for everything & best wishes for only agreeable charters & smooth sailing.
Dianne

Thank you so much for creating the ultimate lifetime experience. Your professionalism and extraordinary service and care provided magical memories I will never forget. Dani, your cooking was over the top, never ate so well in my life. Jodi, my every whim and request was honored with a smile. So glad we were here for your 35th birthday.
Nancy

You have pampered me all week. Thanks for giving me grace for being old, stiff and fat.
Ann

I can’t thank you enough for one of the most incredible weeks of my life! Your care, service and hard work were beyond my expectations. Just fabulous. Dani’s gourmet 3 meals a day were unbelievable. Jodi’s talent, love and knowledge was something you rarely experience. A diamond in the rough and our special captain Ryan was just perfect, so very patient (omg 9 women). Ryan could do anything and treated us with such respect. You cant say enough.
Jeannie

March 2023 BVI Charter

Thank you for the best trip ever. Each of you exceeded our expectations. The attention to detail and personalization was amazing. This was truly a trip of a lifetime. Thank you for everything and I hope we see you again.
Steve & Jen

Thank you for such and amazing week. We felt like family and ate like kings & queens. There are so many highlights. Ryan, you were so calm and patient teaching us how to scuba. Dani, every meal was fantastic! I also love your sense of humor. Jodi, we appreciate you hanging with us snorkeling and being the hostess with the most.
Brian & Annie

February 2023 BVI Charter

Thank you for an amazing week. From the time we got on the boat I’ve felt comfortable and taken care of. Ryan, you are an awesome captain. I loved to hear you tell stories about the islands, Dani the detail that you put into every meal. Everything was wonderful, I want to be you when I grow up. Remember you have a place in Tennessee, let me know when you are ready. Jodi, you are the bomb. Thanks for sharing your knowledge of sea life as we explored the sea. You all are the best and it was the most amazing trip.
Chad

I cant tell you how much we have enjoyed our week. You have been the most gracious hosts as always. Captain Ryan, the best captain ever. I am never nervous about anything with you in charge of the boat. Chef Dani, I love you. Even though I gain weight when I come aboard, its all worth it. Jodi, you have been amazing. I loved that all that we learned this week. I never wanted for anything. You have a gift for making people feel at ease. I can not wait to come back to see you all, you are what makes Justified Horizons the absolute best.
Josh & Randee

We cant thank you enough for making this a trip of a lifetime. We’ve never been treated so well on vacation. Thank you for making it so personal for us. We’re blesses to have made 3 new friends. Ryan, thank you for making sure we absolutely had a blast and saw as much as we possible could. Dani, thank you for the very best food we have ever had in our lives. Jodi, Thank you for your sweet patience. I can tell you delighted in my snorkel success. I might be going back as a tri-athlete. We are rested and leaving with huge smiles and full hearts. The trip, the boat and the 3 of you just WOW!!!
Charles & Debbie

Our trip was beyond amazing. Everything exceeded our expectations. The service was impeccable. The meals were over the top divine. The activities and excursions were so much fun. Thank you for making the trip phenomenal. Thanks for making sure there was alcohol in my drinks!!!
Rick

Thank you for everything you did for us this week. It truly was the trip of a lifetime for us. So many fun memories. We wish you all the best and we hope our paths cross again sometimes.
Jama and Marty

Thank you for an amazing week of fun, new experiences! We loved every moment, meal and memory aboard this beautiful boat. Seeing the whale and snorkel the reefs were a few of the highlights of our week. Also, DECONSTRUCTED KEY LIME PIE!!!
Thomas & Beth

January 2023 BVI Charter

Best way to celebrate three special birthdays and see the BVI.
Justine and Rob

Thank you so much for an amazing trip. You all were top notch. Dani, the food was O.K. JK food was amazing everytime! Mimosas were deadly. Me and Leon cant wait for next time. Don’t forget to tell Jon how awesome we are.
Kallie and Luke

I don’t think that ive heard anyone say anything negative about this trip. Me, personally I’ve never had more fun in my entire life. You guys made everything so personal. Every night was so thought out and beautifully decorated. Dani, I want to stay and take lessons and steal all the recipes. Ryan, you are the calmest captain in the history of ever. Jodi, you are the cutest. Peppy, attentive and just a doll. You all feel like family now. Dani, if polygamy was legal I think Hunter may take you home with us. You guys make me want to move. I pray that we will meet again, sooner than later.
Rachael and Hunter

January 2023 BVI Charter

What an exquisite crew, you guys are amazing. The BVI’s are stunning and the boat is excellent, but the crew made the trip memorable. We will never forget this adventure.
Michael

Thank you for everything. This was the most relaxing and perfect vacation I have ever experienced! I will never forget this trip.
Krista

The three of you are a fabulous team, great job. Your presence ont eh cruise certainly enhanced the wonderful experience in every way. The people you cross in life are truly what makes the event a momentous occasion. Though the setting is spectacular, the three of you made the occasion truly memorable I hope our paths cross in the future.
Steve & Kim

What an amazing and memorable adventure you created for our group. It was so relaxing and enjoyable. You anticipate our every need and always with a smile. We really enjoyed the fabulous food that Dani prepared and I absolutely love how she announced what we were going to be eating in her cute Dani way. Really enjoyed Captain Ryan’s stories and his fabulous bar skills! Loved how Jodi, the adventure queen was always encouraging fun and lots of water sports. Her boating, anchoring and other skills are amazing. Mostly we enjoyed getting to know each of you, and you are all amazing humans. We consider you friends and hope to see you again.
Angie & Chad

Thank you for an epic vacation. We loved every minute and are blessed to have met you. If you are ever in Arizona, I would love to host you with a smile and a pool and lots of cocktails.
Byron & Traci

NYE 2022 BVI Charter

Thank you for all the super delicious meals, fun adventures and teaching me card games! I had the best time. Thank you.
Ellie

This was one of the most amazing trips I’ve ever had. Thank you for the wonderful memories and the delicious food.
Michael

Thanks for an awesome vacation and letting me hang with you. I loved folding napkins and playing uno. Making chocolate molds with dani and helping shake drinks with captain. Ill mis you all.
Mia

You are the most extraordinary and beautiful individuals. We won the travel lottery when we got you as our crew. We feel so lucky to have had this memorable experience with you. The adventures, the teaching, the food (THE FOOD!!!), the warmth and the EVERYTHING! Though I can not speak for everyone in the family, for me this was the most relaxing vacation I’ve ever had and for that I cant thank you enough. Please keep in touch and come visit us. You have a home in DC whenever you want!!
Andrea

Thank you for a wonderful trip and taking such good care of our family.
Steve

Christmas 2022 BVI Charter

Ryan, Dani and Catie

What a wonderful experience traveling on Justified Horizons with such an awesome crew. You are always ready at making our trip the best. We enjoyed conversing with you all. So good to get to know you all. And then the meals, beautiful presentations, delicious and beyond my expectations. All the activities were so much fun. Water sports, Hiking and lounging. Just doesn’t get any better. Wish you the best for the future and maybe see you again.
Love Gerry and Linda

Ryan, Dani and Catie

Wow! You helped us create lasting memories this week. Couldn’t think of a better way to spend my birthday and the holidays. From the diving, food, drinks and hospitality to the awesome conversations with you all. It was wonderful getting to know you all and see how you get to spread joy to all your guests. We loved every minute of it. I know our boys were blown away by it all. Thank you for everything, one of the best weeks ever. Merry Christmas and lots of cheer coming your way in 2023.
Joelle, Josh, Walker and Lucas

Ryan, Dani and Catie
Thank you for an amazing trip. It wouldn’t have been the same without yall. Ryan, thank you for an unforgettable diving experience. The food was so good and I had a blast.

Addie

Ryan, Dani and Catie

Thank you so much for making this boating experience so amazing. The food was delicious every meal. You were there to help with our every need. I have never received better service in my life!! The best part is how well you interacted with our family. You made the dance party fun and we loved hearing your life stories. Thank you for everything.

Lindsay and Jack

Thank you so much for this amazing trip. When we needed something yall were always there to help. This was the perfect trip to relax and also have fun. Thank you all so much.
Madeline

Thanksgiving 2022 BVI Charter

Ryan, Dani and Jodi
Thank you for allowing us to have the trip of a lifetime. Your kindness, hardwork and good spirits are something we will always remember. I am so glad we crossed paths and cant thank you three enough for everything this past week. Have a great rest of your season.
Maddie and Garrett

You guys could not of been a better crew. We had so much fun because of how hard you worked. How fun you are together and your skill for knowledge. Thank you so much for making my parents anniversary special. Making this a trip of a lifetime for Maddie and me. We will miss you very much.

Garrett

Ryan, Dani and Jodi

Hey guys, I usually make Kathy do all the writing because I am not good at it. In this case I just wanted you all to know how much I appreciate all of your efforts. I appreciate your kindness and friendliness even more. Thank you for making this week a very special week for my family.
-Todd

Ryan, Dani and Jodi
Thank you for making this the most amazing trip ever. We really enjoyed getting to know the three of you. We knew this trip would be cool, but getting to spend this week with the best crew on the water really blew away all of our expectations. Thank you for the amazing food, experiences and friendships. We hope to see you all again soon.
Sara and Derek

Ryan, Dani and Jodi
What a week! You guys are the best crew! You made an amazing trip even more incredible. The love and laughter our family experienced with you took our trip over the top. Thank you so much for sharing your lives, your favorite spots, your knowledge, your skills at cooking and drink making and most of all your love! I cant imagine a better way to experience our 35th wedding anniversary.

Ryan, Dani and Jodi

Thank you guys for making this trip so memorable for our family. You are also amazing! We are so grateful for sharing this experience with you and can say we have a new set of the coolest friends. You are all so kind, thoughtful and fun. You guys highlighted what thanksgiving is all about. Blessed to have met you all.

Grace and Justin

November 2022 USVI Charter

Captain Ryan, Dani and Jodi

What a fun and amazing week you provided for us! The food was delicious and the service was over the top. Thank you so much for putting up with Phillip and his annoying whistle and his late night egg antics and his tarpon jumping. You guys were awesome.
Chris and Phillip

Ryan, Dani and Jodi
Words can not explain how grateful I am for the three of you. This week has been a dream of mine for 20 years and you all made it happen in a epic way. Thank you for loving me, Charisse and our friends this week. Don’t be strangers and see you soon.
Harry and Charisse

Captain Ryan, Chef Dani, and Jack of all trades Jodi
What a week! You guys blessed our lives in a beautiful way. Thank you for your heart and passion for your craft, it shows in all you do. Thanks for sharing your home with all of us, may the lord bless you always.
Harry

Wow, what an amazing crew! The whole six days were incredibly amazing, just epic. It truly felt as if we were all family. I appreciate the fantastic food, service, encouragement and friendships that will forever be cherished.
Thank you with love,
Nancy and Tom

Ryan, Dani and Jodi
The love began flowing the moment I stepped on the boat and never stopped. In fact it was like drinking from a fire hydrant, I feel so refreshed in every way because of you.
Tommy

Jodi, Dani and Ryan
WE had an amazing week with you all. Nothing better than a jellyfish experience, all three of you are amazing in your own way. Loved every single part.
Steven and Dawn

April 2022 Charter

Ryan, Dani, and Christian,
Therapy comes in many forms. You all provided the best type for us. You gave us the freedom to rest our weary hearts after a rough season for us.
Thank you for thinking of things before we could and meeting every need we might have had.
You are all inspiring making the choice live out your dreams and sharing your gifts with others.

Much Love,

Michelle and Michael

Ryan, Dani, and Christian,
This week has been amazing- fun- delicious- relaxing!
Your teamwork is second to none and we are so very glad that our paths have crossed. You’ve made this week of vacation so awesome!
Thank you for being an amazing team. We love you all and can’t wait to do this again!

Thanks for the late nights,

Mark and Angela

January 2022 Charter

Dear Captain Ryan, Chef Dani, Rosko, and Missy,

We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole week aboard Justified Horizons for turning 50! But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What we found is that each one of us, in our moment, is a Pirate Daphne, a turtle, a failed Baywatch run, a Pirate Bluey, and that collectively our days are far better spent together. We are incredibly blessed and so grateful to have spent this 50th celebration week with you, surrounded by your TLC, this gorgeous boat, absolutely beautifully presented fantastic meals, an off the charts beach lunch set up, never ending RBV’s, multiple daily sparkies, awesome theme night décor and each of your great individual wit. Thank you for absolutely everything. You guys truly rocked it!!

When I wrote our descriptions before the trip, I told you that you were going to love us. I hope as we disembark that you actually do, and that from here forward sparkies, Carl Wockner, and late night upper deck Seventh Heaven disco parties will always hold a special place in your hearts.

Love,

Heather and Mike
Martha and Scott
Chandra and Mike
Christine and Simon
Robyn and Kevin

January 2022 BVI Charter

You fit right in with the crowd and hopefully you had as much fun as we did! Wishing you health, love, laughter, and safe travels for the remainder of the season!
Love,
Joenne and Donnie

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Chef Dani rocks and who doesn’t love a fellow softball player?! Diver Ryan, great dives and I loved all of the toys (especially the sea bobs)! We had a wonderful time…BEST VACATION EVER!
Love,
Kim and Kingsley

Ryan, Dani, and Christian,
I cannot express what a great week we have had…in large part to our AMAZING crew! To name a few top moments - our “living room” aka the truth pad, the game of the night, snorkeling, Shawn and Donnie “surfing”, night swimming, sea bobbing, drink of the day, and dancing to Kimmers wedding song. Thank you for so many memories and for becoming part of our family!

OMG and for the BEST food in all of the USVI and beyond!
Love,
Shawn and Debbie

Ryan, Dani, and Christian,
WOW. What a perfect week! The food was delicious and the variety amazing. We could not pick a favorite because every day it got better. The first night pizza was over the top! Ryan, you aim to please everyone all of the time. Your patience and cool professional demeanor is exactly what every crew needs. Thank you for the best drinks every day! We love the fact that you became one of us. We are grateful that you put out the truth pad, the sea bobs, the e-foil, and boards daily. We feel blessed to have found the BEST OF THE BEST in the BVI’s to the USVI’s. We will be friends for life. Lastly, thank you for the first perfect dive!
Love,
Joan and Jared

November 2021 USVI Charter

Dear Ryan, Dani, and Christian,
Everything was wonderful – a first rate experience! An amazing charter!
All the best,
Ellen and Roger

To the best crew EVER! We have enjoyed our first time on a catamaran trip immensely. The boat is beautiful and very roomy. Food was spectacular. The three of you have made this the most comfortable, relaxing experience. We will definitely look forward to our next time on Justified Horizons!
Love, Jeff and Donna

To the crew,
Thank you for the most memorable trip! Spectacular on all levels! BEST food of our lives! We can’t wait for our next trip on this beautiful boat with all of you!
Love,
Dave and Julie

Dear Dani, Christian, and Ryan,

We can’t thank you all enough for the most amazing trip! The food was off the charts! Best salmon, sea bass, shrimp, pork!! The snorkeling, sailing, swimming, and beaches were spectacular. Christians table settings were beautiful. It was a trip of a lifetime with great friends and crew.
Love,
Donna and Kevin

November 2021 USVI Charter

To say we are thankful for the crew is an understatement. Our Thanksgiving aboard Justified Horizons was amazing and beyond our expectations. Our family of 5 (Shane, Kim, Carter, Alyssa and Maya) enjoyed everything this yacht has to offer. Our days spent in the water with the sea scooters were definitely a highlight and the kids spent hours on the floating dock! Those are the memories that will last a lifetime. Chef Dani´s cooking will be missed as we head back home. She went so far beyond to make sure all of us enjoyed everything and the kiddos loved the dishes. We could not be more thankful for our family time together and the laughs we had with all the crew.... Especially Christians games before dinner!!!

Love,
The Sizemore Family

November 2021 BVI Charter

Five nights in paradise aboard Justified Horizons just isn´t enough! There are four of us - Nathan(14), Grace (11), plus mom and dad. Toyota brought us here as a group of individuaboats travelling together. Grace´s favorite part was visiting The Baths. Nathan lived for riding the efoil and jumping from the Willy T. Mom and Dad enjoyed Jost Van Dyke fun in the sun. Weather was perfect, views were gorgeous, Chef Dani´s food was 100% on point, and the crew made this a family favorite adventure. Thank you Captain Ryan, Chef Dani and First Mate Christian for welcoming us into your home.

Wishing you health and happiness,
Lori, Shawn, Nathan and Grace

November 2021 USVI Charter

We were treated to a week long St. Thomas and St. John vacation that concludes tomorrow. Wonderful food, fabulous drinks and a plethora of memories after one of the craziest years any of us have experienced. We are, all of us, humbled and honored to have sailed with Captain Ryan, Chef Dani and First Mate Christian on this unforgettable trip.Reconnecting, being able to travel again as our big ´found along the way´ family has meant the world to us, and we´ve had an absolute blast here in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Thank you guys,
Connie´s Clan

December 2020 USVI Charter

Dani and Ryan,

Thank you so,so much for an incredible week! I don’t even know where to begin with my favorite moments, but I will share a few:

Playing left, right, center
Snorkeling
Dancing the Cha Cha Slide (with our unparalleled dancing skills)
Tubing
Literally every meal

I will never forget any of these moments or any of the other amazing things we saw (especially turtles and sting rays). Your kindness, humor, and patience (looking at you Reed!) really made this week unforgettable! Thank you and hopefully we will see you next year!

~ Scarlett 16

Dani and Ryan,

There are too many amazing experiences and memories to write them in this short time. What I can say is that there is nothing I would rather do as a Dad than spend this time with my kids and you. You made this trip a collection of life long memories. Thank you for being such gracious and enthusiastic hosts for all of us. And special thanks for all of your energy, patience, and joy with Walker and Reed. You two are the best!

~ Chris

Thank you for playing Uno with me and teaching me how to scuba dive. Thank you Dani for cooking all the meals. I hope you keep playing magic,Ryan!

~ Reed 10


New Years 2021 Hollenbeck Family

Dani and Ryan,

Thank you so,so much for an incredible week! I don’t even know where to begin with my favorite moments, but I will share a few:

Playing left, right, center
Snorkeling
Dancing the Cha Cha Slide (with our unparalleled dancing skills)
Tubing
Literally every meal

I will never forget any of these moments or any of the other amazing things we saw (especially turtles and sting rays). Your kindness, humor, and patience (looking at you Reed!) really made this week unforgettable! Thank you and hopefully we will see you next year!

~ Scarlett 16

Dani and Ryan,

There are too many amazing experiences and memories to write them in this short time. What I can say is that there is nothing I would rather do as a Dad than spend this time with my kids and you. You made this trip a collection of life long memories. Thank you for being such gracious and enthusiastic hosts for all of us. And special thanks for all of your energy, patience, and joy with Walker and Reed. You two are the best!

~ Chris

Thank you for playing Uno with me and teaching me how to scuba dive. Thank you Dani for cooking all the meals. I hope you keep playing magic,Ryan!

~ Reed 10

February 2020

Ryan and Dani,
Thank you for a wonderful week! The food was amazing and the sights were gorgeous. I really appreciate how kind you both were to me. As I was a nervous sailor, the fact that you took the time to explain everything that was planned and calmed my nerves made the difference between a good and an a amazing week for me. Thanks for not only being a great Captain and Chef but great friends as well!

- Erin

Ryan and Dani,
Thank you for such an AMAZING week! We started as passengers and as the week went on, we became more like family. Your hospitality and kindness were truly appreciated. Dani - you have mad skills in the kitchen! We loved your creative and tasty dishes - and your delicious cocktails! WELL DONE! Thank you, Ryan, for your great commentary throughout the week and always leading us in our off boat excursions. We felt so safe knowing you were in charge! Please look us up if you ever want to visit Minnesota!

- Angie and Brad

Ryan and Dani,
What an adventure! We can´t thank you enough for all you both did to make our trip such a memorable, fun, and fabulous week! It was an absolute pleasure getting to know the both of you. Dani, your food is delightful and it was such a treat to be catered to. I can´t wait to try some of your recipes at home! Ryan, thank you for helping to lessen my worries of saline, always having our back on shore, and for putting up with me being the last to bed every night. We couldn´t be more thankful for the countless hours you both spent making sure everything was just right. Your fun, calm, and welcoming personalities are simply the best! Thank you for making this experience one we will never forget. We hope to see you again!

- Andrea and Sean

February 2020

I never knew that people could be so kind and welcoming but I found out that they could be ever since I met you in that port. You really felt like a part of the family ever since you gave me extra chocolate before bed and giving me the best birthday in my life. If I could say something better than thank you, I definitely would. This was definitely the most amazing trip and people I have ever met! Thank you so much! I am going to miss you forever and I hope one day I can come back. I hope you like my pictures Dani! Thank you so incredible much!

-Elsa (Age 11)

Thank you for the wonderful food and the scuba diving, snorkeling, and dinghy launch. This was a great get away from civilization and you were so friendly. I will never forget this.

- Harry (14)

Ryan and Dani,
I am sure you hear it over and over about how you make the vacation over the top and spoil everyone! It was such a special time for us and our family. There is nothing that tops being with our kids and grandkids and you helped make it very special. Larry would love being here all winter if he could. We had a fantastic time and we will always remember how you made this one of the best vacations. We hope we can come back again sometime to see everyone smile and have the time of their lives. We will always remember you!

- Peggy and Larry

Ryan and Dani,

You were our Captain, our Chef, our tour guide, our cartographer, our activities coordinator, our first aid specialist, our euchre players, our videographers, our dinghy drivers, our bartenders, but most of all you were ever so amazing to our kids. Most important, you made our daughters 11th birthday the most amazing event! You also managed to entertain the family members in their 70´s, 50´s 40´s and teens to make it a vacation that no one will forget. We can´t thank you enough for that. You guys are amazing! And we can´t thank you enough for it!

Thank you for all of your hospitality this week! You became part of our family and made us feel like we were at home. Our Elsa will never forget her 11th birthday!

Jason and Susan

December 2019

Captain Napkin and Chef Dani,

“So good we did it twice!”

You so spoiled us last year that we survived about 10 weeks before we rebooked! So very happy we did. It didn’t disappoint!

Thank you for everything, your adapting to the menu, the daily activities, and the endless cocktail menu. “Can I get you guys anything?” will ring in our ears with happy memories.

Xoxo
Katie and Simon

Guys, it has been an epic experience as expected. It was more than expected to see your alter egos on 80’s night! We especially enjoy your ability to cram so many calories into every bite and slurp! And not one empty calorie!

So glad we agreed to Sandras rules for proper cards this year. Shame Ally thrashed us at Blockus every night!

Thank you for looking after us so well, for joining in and making the week extra fabulous.

Oodles of affection,
Josh and Sandy

Whilst I’m sat on the back of the boat with my feet dangling in the water I’m desperately trying to find the words. All I’ve got and all I’ve said all week is WOW! WOW AMAZING! And those words do not just apply to the views, the activities, and the company but especially to you two! I’ve never been so spoiled, ate so much amazing food, and drank so many fabulous cocktails! A “painkiller” will never taste the same. Thank you for making this so epic!

Emma

Thanks again you guys. Another cracking week with you both! So happy Ally and I get to tag along with Mum and Dad and have as much as we do! 80’s night rocked! Until next time!

Sam and Ally

November 2019

Captain Ryan and Dani,
Thank you all so much for everything!!! The boat is beautiful, the meals are UNBELIEVABLE....-and we saw places we had never been to before.

Thank you so much for your flexibility, hospitality, culinary skills, and most of all, for the best Hinson Thanksgiving!!!

Xoxo
The Hinson Family

February 2019

The Iowa Eight

Captain Ryan and Dani,

As we sit here on our last morning, the skies of St. John are crying....the VI is sad to see us go!

What we did know about this trip: the sun, the water, the sand, the beauty, the tranquility....you two delivered in spades!

What we didn´t expect: the amazingly prepared and served food, the added comforts on every level, the ability to be so relaxed at the hands of such a competent captain, but mostly the hours of laughs with our new friends Ryan and Dani! Ya dun even nah! :)

Using your gifts the way that you do, to make peoples´ wildest dreams come true?!?! That is something immeasurable and can´t be explained unless you experience it! We so loved including you in our fun and jokes. You will truly be in the hearts of the Iowa Eight forever. You have not seen the last of us!!!!

Love,
Tom, Sandy, Maria,Joel, Beth, Joe, Stacy and Kevin

P.S. When we began to plan this trip we called it a trip of a lifetime. It has been just that! We couldn´t have imagined it any better. This may have been the inaugural couples trip for the #iowaeight but it certainly is not the last.

We cannot thank you both enough for the care and professionalism you´ve shown us this week. We very much appreciate it! Answering our countless questions, laughing with us and not at as! Dani- the food has been INCREDIBLE. Ryan - you know what you are doing with this boat! Thank you for safely getting us to and from so smoothly.

We will certainly be recommending you two and Stop Work Order to everyone we meet as you two are part of our Iowa Eight family now whether you like it or not! Thank you again for an amazingly relaxing and memorable trip!

February 2019

Ryan and Dani,

When we came on this trip we were hopeful to have a crew that would not only provide a great experience but also join in the fun! Fortunately for us, we were here on your birthday week and your participation made our week even that much better! The food, tours, and drinks were spectacular. More than that, we enjoyed ´winning our age group´ with help from you! You are welcome in our homes any time you are in N.C. and I hope our paths cross again. You have a special spirit about you that makes you naturals at your jobs in the best living room in the world! Thank you so much from all of us!

Ryan and Dani,

What an unbelievable trip for us and our friends. From looking for ´flip flops´, boutiqing, snorkeling, and simply hanging out with a fabulous crew, thank you! The food and cocktails were out of this world. I will say, the organization and preparation you bring made our trip special, especially the pirate costumes! AAAaaaarrrgggghhhhh!

What an incredible experience! You guys are the consummate hosts! We have never been so spoiled and pampered. Thank you for all you did to make the trip memorable for us - and for helping us win our ´age bracket´! We will be back for more banana drinks soon (I´ve got Fred on camera saying that!). Thanks for putting up with all of us and joining in the fun! We love you guys!!!

P.S. Dani, the food was DELISH
P.S.S. Going home to dry our livers out...

Dani and Ryan,

You guys rock! Such a fun week, great food, and great company. You guys are such a great couple....I absolutely hate goodbyes...and hope you post something every once in a while so we can keep up with you. The adventurous life that you two have created for yourselves on this boat is so amazing. You both have the gifts of making someone feel so comfortable and lord knows you had some challenges with all of our different personalities! If you are ever in N.C., FIND US!!!!

January 2019

Dear Ryan and Dani,

What a fabulous vacation! We are so fortunate to have you as our crew for this family vacation to the BVI´s!

From the champagne toast in our matching attire to our fabulous meals every day, we were well served....by the Hank Aaron of cooking and bartending!

We enjoyed the snorkeling, fishing, beach days, paddle boarding, kayaking, soccer on the beach and exploring Anegada by jeep. The scuba and the shell seeking!!!!

Bill was thankful for the doctor you introduced him to at the Anegada Reef Hotel for his much needed pain killers ;)

This relaxing trip is the best way to kick of 2019 for our family! We truly hope that you enjoyed meeting us as much as we enjoyed you and your hospitality!

We are thankful to have seen Anegada! Loblolly Bay....spectacular! Cow Wreck Beach....even more beauty. The LOBSTER!!!!!!!!

Some nice touches: the dolphin to greet us, the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, the double rainbow at Cooper Island, and your easy going attitudes to cater to our every needs!

Congrats on a super successful trip with the Mastros!

Pat, Lauren, Maria, Zach, Rachel, Alex, Bill, and Beth

May 2018

We are home and back in the groove, doesn’t take long for that to happen. We find ourselves drifting back to our days on “Stop Work Order”!!!

Our experience for 6 days is one that is somewhat hard to put into words because was everything and so much more than what we dreamed it would be. We arrived at Red Hook and were greeted by smiles that made us feel like close friends meeting. Boarding Stop Work Order pretty much took our breath away as it sat sparkling in the water and waiting for us was a bottle of “bubbly” chilled and ready to sip as we departed port. The yacht was immaculate and we were shown to our staterooms which we were pleasantly surprised at the amount of room each stateroom had. Ryan and Dani had everything ready for the “kings and queens”!! I say that as that is how we were treated by them. Every detail was in place and for the next six days Dani and Ryan would take us to destinations that we will remember for a lifetime. The food was 10 star quality prepared fresh each day. What Dani puts out of that galley is simply amazing along with the perfect presentation. The four of us were celebrating our wedding anniversaries, so she apparently caught wind of that and made a very special steak dinner with the most delicious chocolate cake including candles, It brought us to tears. They are definitely a team who work well together and care about their guests on board. We came home with two new friends as that is how we all felt while sailing the BVI with Dani and Ryan. They were informative, fun, loving, and showed a passion for their work. It did not go unnoticed by any one of us. We thank you so very much for everything. It will be in our memory forever and we feel blessed to have had this wonderful opportunity with you and your staff. We love Dani and Ryan and hope to see them again.
Thanks for the Memories,
Scott & Mary, Mark & Anita

April 2018

Captain Ryan and Dani,

This has been my favorite spring break trip I have gone on. Doing all of the crazy things such as the dinghy launch and tubing, was super fun! I wish that I could stay on the boat forever. Thank you for an amazing trip. Also, the food was amazing!

Julia - Age 10

Captain Ryan and Dani,

I really had a great time on this trip! Captain Ryan and Dani, you were both awesome crew! The food was great (although I admit I was a little bit picky) and I loved snorkeling, tubing, the dinghy launch, etc. I hope that one day I will get to visit the beautiful islands again. Thank you both so much!

Collin- Age 13

Ryan and Dani,

Thank you hardly seems enough when I think back on all of the precious memories of the past week. Snorkeling, dinghy launching - letting my boys see that their mom is not past her prime! The true smiles that I saw on my boys´ faces this week made my heart full! And speaking of full......I have never feasted as I did this week. Dani, you are an amazing chef - all of my boys tried new things and discovered they can be a bit adventurous. Thank you and we hope to see you again!

Leslie

Ryan and Dani,

They say that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single foot step....
Our journey began with a warm welcome from a great couple. You made the last seven days truly remarkable for us as first time visitors. This is the vacation that our kids will be telling their kids about some day. Thank you for helping make great memories for our family!

The Wagners

Captain Ryan and Dani,

Thank you so much for a great trip! I had so much fun! I loved everything that we did, The snorkeling was awesome, I saw so many cool fish and coral. My favorite one was when we saw the sunken ship, I thought that was really cool! Thank you Captain Ryan for taking us tubing and water skiing, it was a blast! Thank you Dani for making delicious food, my favorite was the shrimp pasta and the mango cobbler. I will remember this trip forever and I am sad that it is over but I want to visit again! Thank you for an amazing vacation!

Caroline - Age 15

Ryan and Dani,

Thank you for a fabulous and relaxing week aboard SWO! After years of thinking of a trip to the BVI and months of planning, the last seven days has truly exceeded all expectations. Both of you went out of your way to ensure that every day was a great day. We appreciate all of your hard work and your hospitality. We will fondly remember this week for the rest of our lives and will always have great stories to tell. Thank you for helping us make such spectacular memories!

Wyatt and Elizabeth

March 2018

Ryan and Dani,

Thank you for making your home, our home! Our crazy Minnesotan family is alot to deal with and you guys held your own. This trip may be done but already looking back, you guys were the best part! My family and I will cherish these memories!

-Destiny


Dani and Ryan,

Thank you for making our vacation an absolute blast! Thank you for training me to scuba dive and taking us on 3 more dives to explore the sea, Thank you for taking me on the dinghy to get tanks filled. I loved riding the waves and getting wet! Most importantly, thank you for making us fantastic meals, you didn´t disappoint once!

The best crew ever!

- Jake


Dani and Ryan,

Thank you for taking us and teaching us about one of the most beautiful places on earth with the Gatorade colored water and showing us the beauty of the deep. The sea turtle eating was one of the coolest things I have ever seen! The cooking on this trip was the best I have ever had and opened my eyes to so many different foods. Most importantly, I will remember the nights spent playing cards, dice, and telling stories around the table.

-Ethan


Dear Ryan and Dani,

Thank you for everything you did for me and my family!

To Dani:Your cooking is out of this world. The only complaint I have is that I didn´t have a bigger stomach to eat more of it! I also loved all of your sassiness!

To Ryan: I could not have asked for a better scuba instructor. You told me that you would find me a sea turtle and man did you deliver!!!

I will miss you both and hope I can be worthy enough to become Facebook friends with :)

-Serenity


To our newest members of our family:

Thank you for spoiling us this week! We had a great time enjoying this piece of heaven with you. My true test of a great vacation is how often I log in to work. I did not check my phone once so this was an amazing week! So much fun scuba diving as a family (after Ryan settled Steve and I down). Watching a sea turtle eat grass in front of us will never be forgotten. Dani´s skills in the kitchen will be severely missed. We are looking forward to trying some the recipes!. I will practice my corn hole skills for our next trip!

I know we can be a lot to handle...you made us feel right at home.

-Diane

Dani and Ryan,

We planned this trip to make lifelong memories for our family. From certifying the kids, dinghy launching, eating with a pirate, scuba diving, enjoying beach days, playing cards and dice, drinking on the boat while sailing, to simply floating on the lazy buns, each day was filled with so many memories. Dani´s cooking was so fantastic! I have never eaten so many different and wonderful meals and desserts! Watching our kids try new things and enjoy them was real treat! Captain Ryan was so great with the kids certifications and calming us old timers down. We will never forget either one of you or our wonderful trip. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

- Steve

March 2018

Ryan and Dani,

What an amazing trip! I can´t thank ya´ll enough for the awesome memories we made.

The food was absolutely some of the best that we have ever had and I can´t wait to try out some of the recipes at home!

Ya´ll truly have a gift and we are so lucky to have gotten you as our Captain and Chef! We can´t wait to come back and spend another week or more with you!

Thanks again for EVERYTHING! Ya´ll are awesome!

Andrea Fite

February 2018

Dearest Ryan and Dani,

Thank you so much for the unforgettable trip! You have given the best possible 50th birthday anyone could hope for.

The meals were AMAZING!!!

Every day we were shown something new, which was thanks to your intimate knowledge.

Absolute perfection!

Lots of love,
Karen, Josie, Mark, Ellie, Paddy, and Kate

XOXOXOXO

January 2018

Dani & Ryan

What a wonderful week you’ve shown us all. Everyday was special, the memories we have gathered will last forever. The scenery of course is magnificent. The snorkeling was unforgettable. The cruising through the waters was perfect.

Our captain, our chef we sing praises to you. Food, drinks whenever we wanted!!! Dani, your cooking skills are phenomenal. Ryan, best captain ever.

Every day, every cove so memorable. Thank you so much for the hospitality!! We will remember this week forever!! You two definitely know how to be the perfect host & hostess!!

Eva, Chris, Cynthia, Meghan, Amanda, Emma and Erin

December 2017

Dear Captain Ryan & Dani

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

We come every year to re-visit what we love, to relax and to see and old friend (The BVI’s) with new eyes. After Hurricane Irma and Maria, we were not sure what to expect. You both made our Xmas week phenomenal! Your care, sweetness, guidance and suggestions made us feel at home while also on a trip of a lifetime. The boat is fabulous, but it’s the crew that makes our memories and makes us want to return. The two of you have amplified the magic of these island in a very very special way for all of us.

From the guided dives to the gently directed snorkels (Hey Connie, the boat is over here.) to trolling for fish (did we really catch the same fish two days in a row!) to not rolling your eyes at our obsession with dry towels, you created a wonderful home for us to totally relax. We will now play 3’s and paddleboard thanks to you. Our nights of playing cards will bring us a smile every time we think of them.

And oh my, Dani your cooking was incredible!!! We gobbled up all those American portions, even past the point of feeling full because it was all so delicious! WE will take home many recipes, but they wont taste as good as when you’ve made them for us. Even with all the swims and snorkels, we are taking home a few extra pounds as souvenirs!

In this very special year, after this devastating hurricane to these beautiful islands, you have inspired us and have shared an incredible wonderful memorable Christmas with us. Our hearts are full from spending our week with you. Hope to do this again!!!!

Connie, Miles, Jason Wilkin, Ron Ledger and Andy

December 2017

Captain Ryan and Admiral Dani,

Thank you so much for making a lifetime dream of mine so memorable. This trip was part of a 20 year wedding anniversary for my wife and I. We have planned it for over a year, researched the internet, and read extensive reviews. Your reviews sealed the deal for us to book our trip with you. It was also a bonus to have our dive instructor as our captain. You both exceeded our expectations. We were blown away with your outstanding customer service, outstanding meals, and the yes boat attitude!

We felt that we were leaving our friends on the boat as we disembarked our charter.

I would rate our entire experience as 5+ star review.

Our trip included 4 couples who have been life long friends, we now have life long memories and feel blessed to have been on your boat.

Your expertise and and experience have set the bar very high for our future vacations!

We hope to see you again some day and give Stop Work Order the highest recommendation possible.

Thank you for all of the fabulous meals and the amazing dives, the endless drinks and cocktails.

Thanks for letting me jam out and get crazy! The food was truly the beset ever! Thanks for everything!

You guys ROCK!,
Dr. Alvin and Kathie