Come sail the Virgin Islands and find your own personal paradise aboard the elegant Luna.
Join Captain Nim and Chef Fabiola for an island-hopping adventure on their brand-new, 45-foot luxury catamaran - a 2019 Lagoon 450S, custom-outfitted for added space and uncompromising comfort.
Stretch out under the tropical sun on the spacious foredeck, dine al fresco at the 8-seater aft settee and lounge, or kick back in the breezy salon, where Luna´s oversized windows give way to 360-degree sea views and abundant natural light. Three queen-sized staterooms provide spacious privacy for you and yours, while en-suite bathrooms with full-size showers and teak floors offer an uncommonly luxurious retreat.
Aboard Luna, every meal is a gourmet delight. Drawing from international influences and decades of experience, award-winning Chef Fabiola prepares locally sourced fare to your tastes, from challah French toast to chimichurri grilled steak and her award-winning fresh fish ceviche. Is it happy hour already? Ask Nim to shake up one of his specialty cocktails including gold-medal Limonana, and toast the good life on island time.
You´re at the helm of your custom-made Caribbean adventure when you step aboard Luna. Head ashore for local bites and barefoot bars, or seek out quiet coves of unparalleled beauty. Swim amid sea turtles and schooling fish on guided snorkeling outings with Captain Nim, soak up the sun below wind-filled sails, sip hand-crafted cocktails under shimmering starlight, and drift off to a blissful sleep along gentle waves.
Experience the Virgin Islands with the utmost in good food and good times. Welcome aboard Luna.
Cruising Area of Luna
PepWave /WiFi system - Once connected to LUNA´s router, you have unlimited WiFi access including cellular data connectivity up to 15 miles offshore. This provides Internet continuous internet connectivity on most areas in the Virgin Islands.
Luna is a stunning, brand-new 2019 Lagoon 450S catamaran, custom-built to give up to six guests (and your two welcoming hosts) superb recreational areas and generous personal quarters, striking the perfect balance between privacy and shared space.
The three guest staterooms offer ample, queen-size berths with touches of convenience, from reading lights to USB outlets and individual climate controls. En-suite bathrooms for each cabin boast hardwood teak flooring, electric flush toilets, and separate shower compartments - not to mention impossibly soft and quick-drying Turkish bath towels.
This floating boutique hotel is exquisitely designed, from its tasteful decor to architectural elements like wood surfaces throughout the cabin. Clever and efficient stowage allows for plenty of personal effects, as well as on-board sporting equipment - such as snorkeling gear, stand-up paddleboards, and kayaks. The wide-windowed salon reveals unfettered views of the surrounding seas, and the cozy aft lounge and dining area provide plenty of seating and entertainment space. On deck, multiple spans on the cabintop and foredeck make for excellent sunbathing platforms and seagazing spots - all crowned by a generous and commanding sundeck laid out on the wide-open rooftop.
‒ Snorkeling gear - Top-of-the-line Scuba Pro snorkel gear in all sizes
‒ Stand-up paddleboards x2- stable enough for water yoga!
‒ Two-person kayak
‒ Fishing gear and lures - trolling and spinning fishing gear
‒ Swim floats and water loungers
‒ Beach toys
‒ Swim noodles
‒ Yoga mats
Captain is a PADI Divemaster.
No expense has been spared in providing guests aboard LUNA the finest experience.
‒ Unlimited good internet
‒ Professional espresso coffee machine
‒ Ice cream machine
‒ Extreme camera
‒ Tablets loaded with music
‒ Portable Bluetooth speakers
‒ Sunken forward cockpit for perfect happy hour
Luna Crew Profile
Captain Nim is a US Coast Guard certified captain and an experienced PADI Divemaster. He has sailed extensively throughout the Caribbean - the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos and several areas of the world´s other great waters- including the Mediterranean, Aegean, Adriatic, and the Andaman Sea, through the Suez Canal and across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to the U.S.
Nim is a former information technology executive and Israeli Air Force combat veteran. He began sailing the Mediterranean at age 12, became certified in open water scuba diving while a teenager and divemaster not long afterward. Nim is an award-winning mixologist. He has endless stories and is naturally hospitable and welcoming. He is fluent in English and Hebrew and can nod and understand more Spanish than he will admit to.
Chef/First Mate Fabiola, award-winning chef at the Virgin Islands Yacht Show Culinary Competition, is an Island girl with a European heritage who literally grew up on sailboats. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and worked for many years in Wealth Management before moving full time to life at sea.
Fabiola´s love of food and creative cuisine began early, raised in a family of amazing cooks, she received as a gift her first cookbook at the age of eight and has had a fascination with delicious food ever since. She has successfully catered high-end parties and corporate events. She also has training in all aspects of food safety and hygiene.
Chef Fabiola enjoys combining healthy fresh local ingredients with international dishes learnt from a life well-traveled and experience of other cultures. Her delicious recipes have been featured in several magazines. Fabiola delights in tailoring the menu and creating special moments for each group of guests aboard. She is an expert at creating the perfect atmosphere for guests onboard Luna. Fabiola is fluent in English and Spanish and is a USCG Master Captain.
Together, they bought Luna and are ready to host you in the adventure of your lifetime!
Winner of the 2019 BVI Yacht Show Culinary Competition - Best Appetizer
Winner of the 2019 BVI Yacht Show Cocktail Competition - Best Cocktail
Luna CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Luna Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Feb 02, 2022||Feb 08, 2022||Unavailable: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Feb 13, 2022||Feb 20, 2022||Booked: St. Thomas, Compass Point to St. Thomas, Compass Point|
|Feb 26, 2022||Mar 03, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Mar 04, 2022||Apr 08, 2022||Unavailable: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Apr 09, 2022||Apr 16, 2022||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 17, 2022||Apr 30, 2022||Unavailable: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|May 01, 2022||May 08, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|May 10, 2022||Jul 15, 2022||Unavailable: St Thomas USVI to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Jul 16, 2022||Nov 15, 2022||Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to St Thomas USVI|
|May 01, 2023||Nov 15, 2023||Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
Luna Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $23,000
High price: $25,000
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Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.
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.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Luna.
Luna Guest Reviews
Pull out of your bucket list and GO ABOARD!
I can mega-ditto all of the wonderful comments that other guests have shared concerning their experiences and adventures on the LUNA! A lovely, pristine, and comfortable catamaran, hosted by the best Captain, Nim and his First Mate and extraordinary CHEF, Fabi. We were a party of 6 friends, and didn´t really know what to expect, but all that I can say is that we were ALL overwhelmed with the sailing, the snorkeling, the swimming the hikes, the beautiful and delicious meals, and the welcoming atmosphere. The week went by way too quickly so now we are planning our next sail with Nim and Fabi on their LUNA! This is one adventure that you should pull out of your ´bucket list´ and GO ABOARD! You will not be disappointed! Thank you Nim and Fabi and see you soon!
-Nancy & James M.
We cannot wait to return!
BEST BIRTHDAY TRIP EVER!!
We spent a week aboard Luna in July 2020 to celebrate my birthday. Nim and Fabi made the entire trip completely custom to our requests and even threw in some special surprises. Fabi´s cooking was top notch. We are well travelled and her meals were fantastic. We had some food allergies and she was more than accommodating and was so inventive with her menu. Nim was also a great host. He makes the most delicious sunset cocktails . We thoroughly enjoyed our conversations regarding his vast sailing experience and just hanging out with Fabi and Nim. The rooms were very nicely put together and fit my 6´3´´ husband comfortably. Luna is spacious and with three couples we never felt crowded. There is plenty of room for everyone. Nim and Fabi exceeded our expectations. I would not hesitate to book Luna. It will be a bucket list experience. We cannot wait to return!
- Lindsay & Rodger W.
Can´t wait to charter LUNA again!
We recently had truly the trip of a lifetime. The yacht was beautifully maintained, detailed, and comfortable for us. Each meal was a true culinary experience in variety, flavors, and presentation! We couldn´t have asked for more gracious, fun, and congenial hosts! Each anchorage was absolutely beautiful and offered a new snorkeling experience. We truly felt like we arrived as guests and left as friends of Fabi and Nim. Can´t wait to charter with them again.
-Mike & Rockie R.
Hope to return soon!
We spent a fabulous week around the USVI with Fabiola and Nim aboard Luna. They went out of their way to make our stay with them possible when few boats were available in that area. Nim knows the best places around St John and St Thomas. Fabiola´s cooking was prepared with the freshest ingredients and food was excellent. Both of them were super friendly and we had a great time. And if you like a good coffee, Luna is it! Hope to return soon.
-Francoise M. and family
Looking forward to our next visit!
Nim and Fabiola were amazing hosts! They were professional, courteous and welcoming making our vacation one we’ll never forget. Fabiola’s cooking skills are exceptional and while Nim mixes great cocktails! They truly make a great team! Looking forward to our next visit!
-Susan & Chris G.
We didn´t want to leave!!
We had the trip of a lifetime aboard Luna! Fabiola and Nim truly created the perfect experience for our group. Everything from the daily adventures, to the sensational food and the beautiful amenities. Their incredible hospitality and knowledge of the islands made us never want to leave! After sailing Luna, we fear the only way to top this trip, would be to go again!
-Tiffany & Josh J.
Best crew we have ever had!
Sail Luna promises a luxury catamaran charter trip, but they deliver much more than that. Nim and Fabi were hands down the best crew we have had - best in seamanship and safety, absolutely the best food, knowledge about the best anchorages and where to view sea life and sunsets. LUNA is new boat and it is clearly evident the pride that Nim and Fabi take in the vessel and their home. But what makes the ´much more´ is their interest in others, sharing their stories, and genuine openness in forming new friendships with the people fortunate enough to charter LUNA. We count ourselves lucky to have shared a week with them, something we will always recall fondly.
- Janet and Jeff P.
Amazing charter on LUNA!
We returned home yesterday from our amazing charter on the good ship, Luna.
With the onset of Covid restrictions last spring we worked with Nim and Fabi to reschedule our voyage for early January. They were completely accommodating and their high level of customer service and professionalism was an excellent indicator of what was to come once the charter actually started.
We were initially worried about being barred from the BVI and what that impact would have on our journey. The impact turned out to be off the charts fun! We saw stunning locations in the USVI that we had not seen before. Nim was by far the best skipper/sailor that we have had in our 4 charter experiences. He kept us safe and put us in great positions to see amazing sea life every day of the charter. Fabi greeted us every morning with her smiles and unique, amazing meals.
We hope to return after things get back to normal and would wholeheartedly charter the Luna again!
-Steve and Gayle T.
We have just returned from a week on Luna, our 4th cat charter but first with Luna. We were a group of 6 adults, all boaters, who enjoy the Virgin Islands and thought we had seen it all.
Capt. Nim and Fabi proved us wrong showing us the best sea life we have seen. Great new hideaways to stop and enjoy, loads of sailing with a really great sailor at the helm.
Luna is the shortest in length cat we have been on but the layout never had us never feeling cramped. The boat is nearly new, looking like it had just been launched for the first time. Plenty of things to play with all top notch gear.
Fabi is an amazing chef, meals were all wonderful, she took our “likes” sheet and surprised us at each meal with something special. The best we have had on any charter including some major yachts in the Mediterranean.
We had a birthday and anniversary to celebrate and we were surprised to have parties arranged including karaoke. This team did not miss an opportunity to wow us with attention and service.
We are looking forward to our next chance to sail with them again.
-Lynn and Bruce F.
Truly amazing and unforgettable vacation!
Captain Nim and Fabiola made us feel so comfortable and at home. They obviously love what they do for a living, and it shows in every detail. We felt confident in Captain Nim’s boating expertise, navigating the waters and keeping us safe – all while finding great beaches and snorkel locations. He discussed all the details with us, as we moved throughout the trip – so that we had a part in planning what our days looked like. Fabiola was so attentive and kind. She made sure there were snacks readily available for our children (and us), abundant beverages and kept the boat so tidy. She is also one of the most talented Chefs. We looked forward to every single meal and ate every last bite. She created dishes that rivaled some of the best restaurants we have dined in. This was a truly amazing and unforgettable vacation. Sailing the Virgin Islands is a dream and we are already looking forward to our next adventure.
-Jaime H. and family
I doubt there is a better charter!
My wife and I (and two other couples) recently spent a week aboard LUNA cruising in the USVI. Captain Nim and Admiral/Chef Fabiola made this trip of a lifetime. We dined on perfectly prepared food, we snorkeled every day, we explored, we relaxed, we laughed, we played as pirates, we imbibed tropical cocktails, we sang karaoke. We ended each day with a pleasant fatigue, ready to be lulled to sleep by the light rocking of the boat and the sound of midnight showers moving through. I doubt there is a better charter!
-Robin & Chris L
Unbelievable adventure, a lifetime memory that I will cherish forever!
This trip was an unbelievable adventure, and a lifetime memory that I will cherish forever!
The crew (personally) was the best part for me, they are so loving and treat everyone as if they were family. The chef (Fabi) makes exceptional dishes and all requests were given as desired. I cannot stress how much love Fabi puts into serving you and making all her dishes with so much passion. Shes so devoted, loving and welcoming. we all miss her and her energy so much!
Nim (the captain) is the best cocktail maker and entertainer there is! He went everywhere we wanted to go, and allowed for us to enjoy great sights and even swimming with sea turtles. Gave us a great tour of the the islands, talked about history and important events taken place. He even went snorkeling with us to guide us to the best spots! We grew so affection for Nim and he truly treated us with so much enthusiasm and love! Even went out of his way to install a Karaoke machine for nightly Kareoke jamz! He Makes amazing AMAZING award winning cocktails to enjoy, and a professional at the grill! He is exceptional!
This trip all around was unbelievable and I recommend to any family, couples and groups of friends! There is no complains at all and we know they treat every guest the same
Way they treated us! They grew to be like family for us! My best and highest regards for LUNA!
-Nicoletta M. and family
Fantastic from start to finish!
Our Luna charter this summer covering St John,St . Thomas and Water Island was fantastic start to finish. The comfort and luxury of the catamaran , the great service and gourmet food from Fabiola and Nim’s fantastic captain abilities and chats made our seven day 6 night experience a wonderful one.
Snorkeling with the turtles, sting -ray and fish in various solitary coves, visiting turquoise blue beaches and old sugar plantations were just some of the highlights, but the quiet nights looking at the moon while in the comfort of the bow deck simply was priceless. Nim’s Painkillers will not be forgotten for sure.
Time did fly too fast for everyone as I did not manage to read one single page of the book I took and we were all wondering why!!! Next in agenda will be to take the BVI charter next year with of course Nim and Fabiola!!! Thanks for the memories!!!
-Jorge C. and family
We have to say goodbye today to Nim & Fabiola but will have great memories for ever! We wish you smooth sailing until we meet again. We were treated like family and well cared for. The food was impressive and attention to detail. Their knowledge of the area and flexibility to our needs and schedule was much appreciated. Could not have had a more adventurous and yet relaxing time! ❤️
- Diane and Merrill S.
Wonderful 7 days on LUNA!
My wife and I just returned from a wonderful 7 days on The Luna with Nim and Fabiola! A fabulous catamaran that looks and feels brand new.
Fabiola is truly a chef making us looking forward to what was coming next! Nim was always sharing stories that helped us learn so much about the islands. We experienced fabulous snorkeling with turtles, stingrays and hundreds of tropical fish. We explored the sugar ruins on St. John and every evening we were at a different lagoon to see fabulous sunsets.
We have done several of these trips but they have truly set the bar!
-Rick and DeDra G.
Beautiful vacation, fantastic trip to the BVIs!
We really enjoyed our vacation aboard Luna. Fabiola is very sweet and is a fantastic chef. Our meals were superb and I would recommend the “full board” option for those considering on-shore meals. Nim is very engaging and is a skilled sailor.
Luna is in pristine shape and the accommodations were always clean and comfortable. They had great recommendations on where places to go, but were flexible if we wanted to make changes.
We would highly recommend Sail Luna for your sailing adventures if you want to be spoiled and enjoy the ride, the fabulous food, and a relaxing, beautiful vacation.
Thank you Nim and Fabiola!
-Lisa and Chuck H.
Our vacation on Luna was the vacation of a lifetime! “FABULOUS” The boat is a beauty, so comfortable, lots of room for both sun and shade. We snorkeled, swam, enjoyed beautiful sunsets and sunrises (oh, that coffee first thing in the morning, YUMMMM), and lots of laughs. We never ran out of “RUM!” LOL.
Nim and Fab are so awesome in every way. They were the most professional crew when they needed to be. Yet, our new best friends when we were not underway! We felt like we were leaving our new best friends when our vacation was over. The food, all of it, was spot on wonderful. Fresh fruit, lots of fresh fish, salads, sweet little appetizers before dinner every night.
It was a dream of a trip of a lifetime. We are already making plans for our 2022 return visit. Only this time it will be a longer trip. Thank You again!
-Guy and Sue S.
Sailing on LUNA is the way to go!!
We were so fortunate to sail aboard Luna right before covid-19 came to a head. We would have been happy to extend our trip and not return to the states.
Luna is an amazing yacht with her care and details reflected in the pride of ownership of Nim and Fabiola. Nim is a fabulous, well experienced captain. We got to sail whenever possible and always felt safety was a priority. He was full of sailing stories and tips on every place we visited. Fabiola’s cooking is off the charts. We enjoyed each and every meal so much that we never wanted to eat on shore.
If you’re planning a trip to the BVI, sailing on Luna with Nim and Fabiola is the way to go.
-Jeannie and Marthinus D.
BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS!!!
It has been a long time since we had the family together for a vacation and we couldn’t have made a better choice for a family vacation. The experience we had sailing with LUNA was beyond our expectations for a few reasons:
1. The boat is amazing, plenty of space in the room, very clean and organized, and the details on the decoration just made us feel more welcomed.
2. Nim and Fabiola are great hosts. They made us feel at home and part of their family. We enjoyed so much getting to know them and sharing our stories and learning a little bit about theirs.
3. Fabiola’s food is like a 5 star restaurant. She can make a simple recipe turn into something so delicious and full of flavour. Every meal she surprised us with something different and unique!
4. Nim has so much knowledge about the islands and the boat. He learned about the activities we liked and the places we would like to see and took us to amazing places. Even when the weather didn’t cooperate, he would make arrangements to make sure we would still have lots of fun. In addition, Nim was full of surprises and made us laugh all the time!!
It was certainly a trip we will never forget. We have so much to thank Nim and Fabiola for making this vacation so amazing and unforgettable. We wish them the best, and we definitely will recommend them to all of our friends back home and hopefully come back again another time.
-Eliana and Gustavo D.
Everything we could have wished for!
Everything we could have wished for!
LUNA is an elegant catamaran outfitted with all the amenities. Each day we traveled to a new island and enjoyed another water experience -snorkeling gear, fins, towels, snacks, drinks were all readily available. Three outstanding meals were prepared each day by Chef Fabi and the meals were fabulous. A five-star vacation.
We enjoyed the entire yacht. Exceptionally clean and well maintained and for the five of us there was plenty of room to spread out! Loved the hammock up front.
Fabi´s meals were fabulous. Recognizing that one of us was gluten free, Fabi prepared three perfectly delicious meals each day - always reflecting our preferences and beautifully presented. The boat was generously stocked, and our special requests were all met.
Nim and Fabi were extremely attentive and knowledgeable. They quickly got to know each of us and our particular tastes and preferences. Not being the nimblest in getting in and out of the zodiac, they both insured we were always safe and comfortable.
The vacation was perfect. Planning a vacation with my family which includes two active young adults, I wanted a vacation with lots of activity. Each day we snorkeled, swam, and on two islands had great walks; enjoyed several of the local restaurants and bars and overall we thoroughly enjoyed all the places were visited.
Would not change a thing! We all had a great time!
The LUNA is a beautiful boat and with Nim and Fabi, you are sure to have a wonderful, fun-filled vacation in the BVIs! We would certainly do it again and it was a perfect vacation!
Absolutely Recommend LUNA!
Captain Nim and Fabi were such great hosts! They both are very professional, fun and attentive.
Our first day on the boat they let us get settled and then called a meeting. They wanted to go over the rules, regulations, and safety while staying on their boat. So they take their jobs very seriously. But not too serious! They both are such nice people and were so attentive to our needs and wishes. Nim and Fabi are very personable and fun to chat with with. But they also gave us space to be just with our group and it was never awkward. While we didn’t have children in our group, I know they’d be great with kids!
The boat is gorgeous and very well maintained. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented! They really worked with us as to what kind of food we liked and whether there were any allergies. Their coffee was so delicious we ended up getting the same kind of coffee maker when we returned home! And Fabi really does make THE BEST Painkillers!
We had such a great experience with Nim and Fabi, we’d definitely sail with them and absolutely recommend them!
-Jan and Frank H.
TOP-NOTCH LUXURY VACATION!!
Sail Luna gave us a perfect luxury vacation. Fabiola and Nim made us feel welcome, at home, and cared for.
The accommodations were a perfect blend of luxury and comfort. The airy, light-filled cabins were incredibly comfortable, and sleeping on the pillowy bed, feeling the gentle rock of the boat, were the best nights of sleep I’ve ever had!
Fabiola’s cooking made us wish we’d decided to do full board instead of half! That being said, their knowledge of the islands, the restaurants, and the best places to go meant we had fabulous meals ashore as well. Nim and Fabi were incredibly flexible, too. Even though we tried to plan ahead, you sometimes don’t know exactly what you want to do or where you want to go until you’re there.
Nim was happy to make some changes to our itinerary, and Fabiola was able to move her menu plans around to adjust to our plans. Beyond just knowing where to go, secret coves and hidden treasures, they also know the people. Every time we went ashore, restaurant managers and tour operators greeted Nim and Fabi with hearty hellos and handshakes. It was really nice to see how dedicated they are to making connections, being a part of their community, and developing relationships to benefit local businesses and their charter guests.
Speaking of knowledge, before we even arrived, Fabi was sending me suggestions on where to eat, tours to take, and opportunities for adventures. She was able to make reservations and confirm trips in advance so we never were disappointed.
From the moment we stepped on the boat to our last wave from shore, we felt special. Chartering Sail Luna, with Captain Nim and Chef Fabiola, is a professional, high class, top-notch luxury vacation. We will definitely sail with them again!
-Kate and Brian T.
PERFECT, 10/10 EXPERIENCE!!
Sail Luna with Fabi and Nim is a perfect, 10/10 experience. You will love everything about sailing through the Caribbean aboard Luna.
Both Nim and Fabi are professionals who will attend any situation with the utmost respect, care, and over deliver every time. To top it off, Fabi is one hell of a chef (you will even finish your veggies!)
This charter is definitely a safe bet when choosing with who to discover the Caribbean with. Luna has all the modern amenities necessary to feel comfortable at anytime. Nim and Fabi will make sure you experience the best the Caribbean has to offer.
- Robert and Monica A.
ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE, TO BE REPEATED AGAIN!!
This vacation has been in our bucket list for a long time. Finally, we were able to join LUNA for this extraordinary adventure. Capt. Nim and Chef Fabiola exceeded our expectations! LUNA´s ambiance is truly a relaxation that surpass a five star hotel and the food was *** Michelin starts. This was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience to be repeated again, hopefully soon!
I highly recommend it, you will not regret it.
Thank you Nim and Fabiola for such a wonderful experience that we will cherish forever.
-Lillie and Juan G.
Nothing short of spectacular!!!
Our vacation on LUNA was nothing short of spectacular!!!
It is difficult to write this review without repeating the accolades of the guests who have sailed on LUNA before us.
First and foremost, Nim and Fabi are simply the best. From the moment we stepped onboard LUNA, they made us feel welcome and comfortable. At the end of our trip, we felt like we were leaving our friends.
Prior to the trip, we advised Nim and Fabi of some sights and activities that we wanted to do in the BVIs. Nim did a fabulous job working them all into our cruise and taking us to additional, wonderful snorkeling locations, bays and beaches. It was clear that he was very knowledgeable about all the islands and literally the ´ins and outs´ of the BVIs. Nim was great at sharing stories and folklore of the islands and answering all our sailing questions!
Fabi is an excellent chef and I cannot say enough about her culinary talents. Every meal was special. Breakfasts always had a huge plate of fresh fruit and in addition, there was something fabulous such as Danish clouds, warm freshly baked banana bread or eggs cooked to order. Lunches and dinners were spectacularly presented, fresh and delicious. After each meal, we asked for the recipe! Fabi was also very conscientious of our food requirements. Two of our girls are vegetarians and one is allergic to nuts. The ´alternative´ meals were just as great as the mains and she always went the extra mile such as homemade granola ´with nuts´ and homemade granola ´without nuts´. Here are just a few of the treats she made for us; tuna tartare, ceviche, grilled lamb kabobs, grilled chicken with lime sauce, fabulous fish tacos, Puerto Rican rice and beans on steroids, home made chocolate ice cream, and a flour-less chocolate torte. (Nim also shared his expertise and mixed us some of his favorite cocktails!)
Luna itself also exceeded our expectations. She was immaculately kept and extremely well appointed. The births and bathrooms were spacious. I was very pleasantly surprised that the showers were full size and I always had hot water! There was plenty of space for us to spread out on deck, with options in the sun or shade and room to accommodate our whole group in either.
Everyone should be lucky enough to sail on LUNA. Our time aboard was perfect. We were a party of six and not one of us could think of anything to improve or that could have been done better.
We would sail on LUNA with Nim and Fabi again in a heart beat and hope we get the opportunity to do so!!! If we could give 6 stars we would!
-Nancy and Chris P.
Better than we ever dreamed!!
We’d dreamed of our sailing vacation on LUNA for months. And when the adventure started, it was clear it would be better than we ever dreamed.
First and foremost, Fabiola and Nim are incredible hosts. Fabiola is a thoughtful and skilled chef. Every meal is beautiful, fresh, and perfectly planned and presented. Think conch salad, fresh fish, homemade ice cream, hot-from-the-oven bread, and even full Israeli and Puerto Rican feasts. Nim brought us to the best snorkeling spots, planned a perfect but flexible itinerary, and kept us comfortable and safe (—important for a nervous sailor, like myself).
LUNA is almost too good to be true. She is brand new, customized, and impeccably cared for. All the furnishings and amenities are comfortable and well-thought out. Fabi and Nim found the smallest ways to make LUNA feel like a floating luxury resort—like the eco-friendly, local bath products, live orchids in the dining room, and beautiful bedding. Even with grandeur of LUNA, the special, small touches are not overlooked.
Finally, let’s talk about what matters most, the people. Nim and Fabi made us feel welcome and just plain happy from the moment we met them. They inspired us to come home to our lives and enjoy the view, the journey, and the ritual of making an amazing meal together. It makes us smile to know that, somewhere in the Caribbean, there are two wonderful, barefoot people who we met only for a short time but were a central part of one of the best weeks of our lives.
Our trip aboard LUNA is full of fond memories, and Fabi and Nim are at the forefront of the memories I cherish the most. Until we meet again!
-Brittany and Brian J.
THE VACATION OF A LIFETIME!
If you are looking for the vacation of a lifetime, look no further than Sail Luna with Captain Nim and the extraordinary first mate and chef Fabi!
From the moment we stepped aboard this absolutely beautiful catamaran, I knew it was going to be an amazing week. Nim and Fabi went above and beyond in planning a customized and flexible itinerary that met the wishes of everyone in our group, from beautiful snorkeling spots to a day at the spa.
Additionally, Fabi is a kitchen genius and I can honestly say that there was not a single meal aboard this ship that I did not enjoy. I am pretty sure she made the best fish tacos that I will ever eat in my life, as well as some of the most amazing homemade (or boatmade in this case) chocolate ice cream!
If you are looking for a personalized sailing trip or your next Caribbean vacation, sail Luna!
-Trisha M. and Robert T.
Sailing aboard LUNA with Fabiola and Nim was one of our favorite vacations!
Our group ranged from experienced sailors to never sailed before and the trip was perfect for each of us.
First of all, LUNA is gorgeous! It is spacious and comfortable and has plenty of shaded areas to lounge during the hot, sunny days in the Caribbean or to soak up the sun if you desire. The cabins were luxurious and felt more like a hotel than a boat! And the little touches like local, handmade bath products in each room were so lovely.
The food was superb! Fabiola made sure that we ate and drank like royalty all week. Every single breakfast, lunch, and dinner was incredible and it made it very hard to want to go ashore and miss out on her cooking (but we did have a very nice dinner ashore in Petite St. Vincent). And if you can get Nim on the grill, you are in luck! We have tried to re-create some of their meals since we have been back home but they fall short of the magic that Fabi makes in the kitchen!
Nim was an outstanding captain, first making sure that we were all safe at all times and then making sure that we had fun! Though we had a general itinerary planned, he was flexible and made each day´s plan fit our needs. He is also an excellent snorkel guide! We loved the underwater sculpture park in Grenada and I loved finding fish, lobster, octopus, rays, and even a shark in the snorkel spots he picked out for us!
We really hope that this was not our last trip aboard LUNA! I would recommend this sailing trip 100% and can not wait until the next time we meet up with Fabiola and Nim aboard LUNA.
-Tara and Jay P.
Add to your bucket list a trip aboard LUNA!!
Sail LUNA should be on your bucket list if it isn´t already. And its going back on my bucket list for another round. not one detail was left out by Nim and Fabiola. This excursion is true paradise from the people, to the accommodations, to the food, to the venues, to the sunrises, to the sunsets. Remembering this trip is my mind´s escape whenever I am in traffic or stressed. Thank you for an amazing, rejuvenating experience.
-Terri and Andy B.
This was hands-down a once-in-a-lifetime trip!
Truly a trip of a lifetime, aboard this beautiful catamaran. We sailed from St. Lucia through the Grenadine islands with our final destination being Grenada and everything about it was stunning.
Our Captain Nim Hirschhorn and his beautiful first mate, amazing chef and the one to keep us all organized Fabiola made this trip something we will remember for years to come.
They had everything organized before we boarded, we knew where we were staying each night, how long it would take to get there and what each island is known for, what we should check out and some nice surprises along the way. They were also very flexible if we wanted to change it up a bit along the way.
The accommodations were immaculate, very clean and more spacious than we were expecting. We each had our own bathroom and queen size bed in our cabins which were beautifully decorated yet simple and not over the top. If you are thinking of doing a trip like this (we were 7 days on the boat) pack light !! You will live in your bathing suit and just need casual comfy clothes for dinner. Cabins do have a small closet for hanging clothes, with 2 shelves underneath and there is one drawer under the bed that pulls out you can also store things in. Suitcases are stored on the boat out of your room to save space for moving around.
Fabiola´s cooking was some of the best we have had and we have done a lot of travelling. She kept breakfast and lunches nice and light as you never know how your stomach will be on the open water. From mini quiches, to fresh tasteful salads, fish tacos, variety of fruits. Late afternoon we always started with an incredible appetizer, from fresh ceviche, grilled octopus to charcuterie boards, it all had so much flavor and of course this was usually at Happy Hour. Dinners were always a new theme and from a new country. We had Israeli that Nim who is from there original made us, fresh lobster, Argentina dish one night, you will not go hungry and you will enjoy every bite.
The islands we saw and the snorkeling at each place was out of this world. We saw so many colorful fish, nurse shark, stingray, sea turtles, star fish, underwater sculpture park outside of Grenada was a highlight. Anyone considering this type of trip do not hesitate you will love every minute of it. We had 3 couples plus Nim and Fabiola and we never felt crowded or got cabin fever as they would say. They also made our friend Julie´s birthday very special. Decorated the boat, made a special meal, a cake etc. There isn´t anything these 2 aren´t open to and won´t do for you. Well worth the money and would do it again in a heartbeat !!
-Heather and Steven L.
Can´t wait to come back to LUNA!!!
Where to even start!!?!? I will start with the end… I am ready to book my next trip with Luna. Nim and Fabiola are consummate professionals. Everything about our trip was impeccable. From the moment we booked with Luna, communications with Fabiola were practically instantaneous. She answered all our questions, made suggestions, and provided us with all the necessary information. Before we even left home, we felt like we had already established a sound relationship with Nim and Fabiola.
But the real joy started once we arrived. From the moment we boarded we knew we had made the right choice. The accommodations were exactly as advertised, and the boat was in pristine condition. Collectively, we chose an itinerary that was greatly enhanced by Nim’s local knowledge. He knew exactly where to take us and timed our stops in each location perfectly. Whether you are looking for a quiet deserted spot to moor, or for a party atmosphere, Nim knew when and where to go. We decided on a little of each, and we were not disappointed. The locations were breathtaking and Nim timed our arrivals to each locale perfectly. We loved the snorkeling, and the fact that Nim is also a divemaster was invaluable!!
I may have saved the best for last (although there are so many bests!). Fabiola is an incredible cook. Each course was planned perfectly. Everything was fresh and beautifully plated. Our afternoon “snacks” were a highlight – from ceviche to cheese platters!!! Each dinner was unique and executed on point. The scallops over risotto, filet, and Cuban style pork were some highlights. Two of the people on our trip were celebrating birthdays and Fabiola made an incredible cake and decorated the cabin creating a warm atmosphere for the evening.
After proofreading this review, I realize it uses a lot of superlatives. However, please note, that I am not usually this effusive or overly impressed with all things. I have traveled extensively and have stayed in some incredible spots around the world. But this trip, truly was a wonderful experience. As you can imagine, being on a boat brings you into close proximity with others. To us, Fabiola and Nim are no longer just the owners of the Luna, they are friends.
-Marcia and Tim K.
YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!
Sailing the BVI’s with Nim & Fabiola was truly an amazing experience. Their attention to details and everyone’s needs in our party was 5 Star.
From the introduction emails to discuss our expectations to the foods we prefer and the custom itinerary and their ability to notice the activities we were enjoying and focusing on those... they are impeccable hosts. Their knowledge of the islands and the travel industry in the BVI’s is very useful as well, especially when avoiding the large cruise ship crowds!
Nim was very accommodating with any water activities we wanted to try, and very patient with the younger members of our group, getting them comfortable snorkeling. While Fabiola is truly a wonderful Chef creating specials meals from all over the globe!!
Nim & Fabiola work wonderfully together to make sure that their guest is happy and very satisfied.
But I think the best thing about the trip is that after a week at sea visiting many different bays and marinas and so many wonderful stories exchanged, is that we all really felt like we’ve gained good friends in Nim and Fabiola and can’t wait till the next adventure.
Until we meet Again!!! You guys are the Best!!!
LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE!!
This is a life changing experience!! You must do this!!
At the end of 6 days my 11 year old son said to me “I have so much more respect for the ocean and people who protect it, it’s so beautiful”!!
My 9 year old daughter got scared of the water and Nim helped her over come her fear and she was snorkeling with in 30 min!
Fabiola is the most amazing chef!! My kids ate all of her food,she catered to us, she is all home made clean food!! Do not waste your time sleeping on the islands, see everything on Luna!!
-Jim and Cheryl A.
Perfect for our family!
Nim and Fabiola were a joy and perfect for our family. Nim answered all of our million questions about boat and the sea while making sure everyone was safe. Fabiola was warm and accommodating every minute of the day.
Luna was immaculate. Nim ran the a/c for us in the afternoons and evenings making for a very comfortable stay. Loved the water maker, loved the coffee machine, and the kids loved the bean bags on the trampolines.
The food was fantastic and beautifully prepared. Fabiola took all of our preferences into account and nailed our favorites. Very impressive what she is able to prepare on a boat.
I believe I requested a fairly ambitious itinerary and we covered it all. One of our favorite spots was stopping in St John our first night. The anchorage was great and the snorkeling at Watermelon cay was spectacular.
-Laura and Shaun F.
LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT!!
Fab and Nim -
We just wanted to say another thank you for such a special trip. We loved every second of it. Thank you for all that you did to make it so wonderful for the 5 of us.
-Brooke and Charles M.
Wonderful week in the BVIs!
Thank you for a wonderful week in BVI´s. Absolute luxury on board, great sailing and the food was absolutely delicious. A Michelin star for you Fabiola! And not to mention Nim´s barista skills... Thank you for taking us to some of the most fabulous places and for such a fun week.
-Kim and David R.
IT WAS PERFECT!!
What can I say about our experience on the Luna -- it was perfect!!
From the moment we met our incredible hosts Nim and Fabiola, we were in paradise.
In discussions before boarding, we mapped out an itinerary that met all of our desires, with opportunities for exploration/snorkeling and relaxing and the boat was well stocked with all of our favorites.
The boat was gorgeous and the little extra touches that Nim and Fabiola put into the accommodations was evident - including the wonderful décor through out the cabins and common areas and the amazing lounging areas.
Nim was the consummate tour guide, leading us to one beautiful spot after another for snorkeling and visiting. One of the highlights were the meals - Fabiola´s meals rate up there with the finest restaurants - simply delicious.
It truly was an once in a lifetime experience (which I hope to be able to do again!) and can´t say enough about our new friends Nim and Fabiola!
-Susan and Gary B.
We will be back to sail on LUNA again, for sure!!
Wow! Spending time on the Luna was truly transformational.
From the start, communication was amazing and set us up for an awesome adventure. Together we created a plan that encompassed everything and more that we hoped to experience, do and see.
Nim and Fabiola were incredibly responsive, gracious and flexible. The accommodations were spectacular; we wanted for nothing. In fact, we laughed how they anticipated our needs so well we barely needed to say anything. The meals were gourmet and most importantly absolutely delicious. Nim and Fabiola were skilled, calm, kind and very engaging.
We will be back to sail on the Luna again, for sure!
-Wendy and Jon W.
AN AMAZING JOURNEY ON LUNA!!
Adventure of a lifetime!!
Thank you for all the incredible adventures, food, history lessons, fun laughs and all the rest.
We all had a fabulous time!!
-The Crazy Canuks
Trip of a lifetime!!
We had a great time on the trip. Fabi and Nim were fantastic in every way. We truly have memories from this trip that will last a lifetime.
-Mike and Tina F.