Mali Description

Mali Havana - enjoy paradise Welcome on board on the brand new Fontain Pajot, Elba 45. Mali Havana is an exceptional sailing catamaran with 3 beautifully decorated queen cabins each with private ensuite baths including electric heads, vanity, separate showers and individual A/C. She offers multiple areas to relax or sip a cocktail and enjoy the beautiful scenic of the Caribbean! The wide luxurious cockpit offers alfresco dining for 6 guests. The well-decorated salon will seat all guests in comfort for lounging or dining. Enjoy the lounge area beside the helm station or the forward lower deck lounge area behind trampolines. With numerous areas to unwind, there is plenty of space for gathering as a group or finding a private place to really relax.

Cruising Area of Mali

Pref. Pick-upYacht haven Grande STT, USVI
Other Pick-upNanny Cay, Tortola, BVI
Summer PortTortola, BVI
Winter PortTortola, BVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Heads3
TP in Heads-
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
3 queen cabins with bathrooms ensuite.

Specification

Length45 Feet
Beam25 Feet
Draft4 Feet
Built2022
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Water MakerYes
GeneratorYes
Turnaround48 Hours

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Yes
Dinghy Hp25HP
Dinghy Pax6
Snorkel GearYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup PaddleYes
Swim PlatformsYes
Beach GamesYes
Other Toys
2 SUPs
1 electric surfboard (not hydrofoiling)
1 large 15´x3´ floating pad
1 subwing (tow-behind)
Snorkel gear
Noodles
Fishing Rod and Tackle
And a paddle game

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Diving Info
Rendezvous diving only.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherInq

Mali Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainNick Nelson
NationalityUSA
SpeaksEnglish
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateMaddy Brown
NationalityUSA
Born1987


MEET THE CREW:
Captain: Nick Nelson
Chef/First Mate: Maddy Brown

Nick has been closely connected to water his entire life, growing up on a small island on Lake Superior. He started driving boats at age 11 and has been in love with cruising waves ever since. He went on to get his captain’s license and began guiding tours in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on power boat and kayak trips, eventually moving on to sailing charters.
In the off-season Nick would often escape on his sailboat seeking warmer waters; completing the Great Loop and twice sailing to Cuba and the Bahamas and eventually running term charter in the Virgin Islands.
Living and working on the water provides the trifecta of endless novelty, challenges and rewards. For Nick there’s no better way to keep life simple yet interesting at every turn, to slow life down and fill it up. Captaining has allowed Nick to meet and share life with people all over the world and he looks forward to continuing to bring his excitement for life to every charter in the Virgin Islands.

Madeline (Maddy) brings an adventurous spirit to everything she does. She’s studied abroad, worked and lived in Mexico, Puerto Rico, France & Cuba. While living in Puerto Rico she had the opportunity to sail around the USVI’s and BVI’s. She fell in love immediately with all of the wonders that the Caribbean has to offer.

She has an affinity for Caribbean culture and history and has a passion for cooking and hosting culinary experiences. Besides sailing, Madeline earned her Master of Fine Art in Photography while collaborating with artists in San Francisco and Cuba. She is eager to continue to explore the Caribbean, run term charters and share in all it has to offer.

Nick and Madeline have traveled widely together, traversing the U.S. on road trips, sailing to Cuba and living in Havana several winters collaborating on artistic endeavors and running term charters. They both have worked widely in the hospitality industry and love to host friends new and old. As a team they couldn’t be more excited to make Mali Havanna their new “home away from home” for all to explore the countless wonders of a Virgin Islands odyssey.



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Mali Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 09, 2024Jun 15, 2024Booked: Trellis Bay, Tortola to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 16, 2024Jun 16, 2024Transit: Trellis Bay, Tortola to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 19, 2024Jun 19, 2024Transit: Yacht Haven Grand to Tortola, West End, BVI
Jun 20, 2024Jun 26, 2024Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Jun 27, 2024Jun 27, 2024Transit: Tortola, West End, BVI to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 01, 2024Jul 06, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jul 14, 2024Jul 20, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 27, 2024Aug 03, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 06, 2024Oct 31, 2024Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 06, 2024Nov 11, 2024Boat Show: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 28, 2024Jan 04, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 22, 2025Mar 01, 2025Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Mali Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $20,900
(normal rate)
High price: $22,500
(normal rate)

Mali Special Offer!
Discount: 10%!
Offer: Mali is offering a 10% discount for any charters booked to run before August 8 2024. Charters may be pro-rated.
Old price: $20,900 - $22,500 / week
New price: $18,810 - $20,250 / week (Save: $2,090 - $2,250 / week)
Travel before: Aug/08/2024

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2024 Summer$20,900$21,400$21,700$22,300$22,500
2024/25 Winter$20,900$21,400$21,700$22,300$22,500
2025 Summer$20,900$21,400$21,700$22,300$22,500

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


***** Please note that MALI is synonymous with MALI HAVANA. The contract name remains Mali Havana.

BVI
Yacht is able to charter in the BVI
St. Thomas pick-up and drop-off

MINIMUM NIGHTS: 4

LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.

SLEEP ABOARD: 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client´s expense. Includes; boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the
next morning and early start.

TURN AROUNDS: 48-hour turns are standard

HALF-BOARD OPTION: $150 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.

LOCAL FARE OPTION: $75 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.

HOLIDAY RATES
XMAS: Flat rate $24,000. Must end no later than Dec 27th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate $29,000. Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th.

Mali Guest Reviews

Took Such Good Care Of Us

Words cannot begin to describe the wonderful experience we´ve had with you this past week. You have taken such good care of us from wonderful meals and cocktails to visiting the islands when not crowded. Some of my favorite things: white watermelon, fingering potatoes, cowboy crack, scallops, steak - really all meals I looked forward to!

Snorkeling was the best I´ve ever seen and Nick was our personal tour guide. Excellent sailing skills even though a bad storm.

Fun water toys with noodle bar, electric surfboard and paddleboard.
thanks so much for accommodating us and meeting all our needs.

You have certainly made this a trip of a lifetime and one that we´ll never forget because of you

Absolute Delight

This entire experience has been a wonderful example of how strangers are friends you haven´t met yet.
You hope when you book these, you find humans who compliment your group. Whether it was natural for you or not, we couldn´t tell, because you blended in seamlessly with our humor, our pace, and our consumption level. It was absolute delight meeting you.

You´re stuck with us!! :)

More Than 5 Stars *****

First I have to make it clear, we´ll probably never book another catamaran.
The reason is simple: you two have set the br high!
We´re trying our best to envision a trip that would top our 4 nights with you two, and we can´t! Our ratings system maxes out at 5 stars and to compound our misery, you obliterated our ratings system..... with stars to infinity ´&Beyond´.

Seriously, thanks for your kindness, patience, humor and overall hospitality. The only way we´d risk booking another trip is if we could join you two again!
Peace and love to you both!

You Are The Best

Our family had an amazing week and an unforgettable vacation.
Nick knew exactly when to go to more touristy places to avoid the crowds and that made a huge difference. He took us to beautiful reefs for snorkeling and really cool bars.

Maddy´s creations were delicious and she out did herself at every meal.

Nick and Maddy - thank you for making our family vacation so enjoyable. You are the best.

Can´t Top this Experience!

Well, I think you have ruined us for future charters as I can´t imagine topping this experience! We have had an amazing week. The sailing, the snorkeling, the gourmet meals, the stories, the fun, all the best spots will never be forgotten.

Nick, you truly had a gift this week for looking ahead and planning our stops to arrive at exactly the right place, at the perfect time. The sailing was definitely a highlight for me so thank you for that.

Maddy, your hospitality and delicious creations were A+! You two are a great team and so fun. You take great pride in your work, your boat, and your guests experiences. it was noticed and appreciate! Thank you forever!

If you come back to MN we´ll take you out on the boat and make your dinner!

Top Notch

Thank you for giving us the trip of a lifetime. Your planning and advice was top notch! This area is so beautiful and your guidance made it spectacular!

Awesome, Amazing, Attentive

This was a two week trip with our best friends, one week on the catamaran. The boat exceeded my expectation for grace and comfort. The crew of Maddy and Nick were awesome, amazing and attentive to all our needs.

Of the seven days we sailed 4-5 days. The first day the seas were angry my friends. Waves were up and the boat and captain performed exquisitely. I feared being sea sick but was never even close. We did get some rain but nothing that lasted too long nor interfere with our great time.

It was fun getting to know Maddy and Nick and I hope we can keep in touch. I´m glad you chose to join us for meals and played cards too. This was my first time in the BVI and it is a magical place. I wish the whole world could be this way, especially Cuba!

The meals from Maddy were from a five star restaurant and the service was always with a smile. Captain Nick allowed us to help with the sailing which speaks to the confidence Nick has in his own sailing skills - he knew how to cover for any of our mistakes.
I always felt safe and secure under Captain Nick´s leadership while cruising and sailing in the Caribbean.

I want to thank Maddy and Nick and I wish both love, happiness and fulfillment in your adventures on the sea and in life.
I´m grateful to you both.

Slice Of Heaven!

To be aboard Mali as your guests was a week I´ll forever remember. Your care and thoughtfulness in preparation for our trip and the day to day adventures with you was a dream come true.

My parents chartered a boat here many, many years ago and their memories of it being a slice of heaven is something I´m forever grateful to now also have experienced too.

Being aboard during this week, being fed the most delightful looking and delectable food was SUCH a treat, and Captain Nick found us all the most desireable spots to snorkel, swim, tour around and sleep safe for the night.

We are aboard this week with another couple, our dear and close friends, celebrating their anniversary and a big birthday for me, so we wanted to treat ourselves..... we are so happy to have found you two as our captain and chef, you work wonderfully together and are funny and fun to be with.
So glad we were matched up with you on Mali.

Let´s book it again some time next year! All the best to you. What an unforgettable week.

Wonderful Time

We could not ask for two more lovely people to spend the week with.
Nick and Maddie´s easy going vibe made the trip even more wonderful. Everyone had a wonderful time - from 60+ years down to 8 yrs of age.

Thank you for the amazing memories and memorable food!

Great Relaxing Week

Our family had a great relaxing week with Nick and Maddie. The itinerary was perfect for our interests, with opportunities for hiking as well as snorkeling.

Maddie´s meals were delicious and she made a special effort to find food our 8 year old grandson would eat.
Nick located my dropped cell phone in the dark and retrieved it.

Thanks Maddy and Nick!

Thanks Nick and Maddy for a wonderful vacation! Everything from the food to the stops was so well thought out and catered to our likes! This has been a relaxing and fun getaway for us - Thanks to YOu!

Words Cannot Express Our Appreciation for Such A Wonderful Trip!

Wow - all I can say about this trip. Thank you Nick and Maddy for a trip of a lifetime. the sailing snorkeling, noodle baring, adventuring and the FOOD! All were awesome! All meal constraints were taken into account - SUBSTANTIAL keto, onionless - you name it - and Maddy made it happen.

Words cannot express our appreciation for such a wonderful trip. Thank you again for everything - especially the laughter!

Attentive, Accommodating and Funny!

Great Time with GREAT crew! This vacation exceeded our expectations. I knew the scenery would be amazing, the water would be inviting, and all the snorkeling would be phenomenal. What I didn´t know was how wonderful Nick and Maddy would be. BOTH were very attentive, accommodating and FUNNY!

All the food......every meal was delicious, flavorful and beautifully presented. Maddy went above and beyond with every meal, happy hours hors d´oeuvres, drinks and desserts! ALL specially prepared and from scratch.

Nick took us to spectacular spots and little hidden gems. We all loved our time on the Mali Havana with Nick and Maddy. Thank you both for the wonderful time and the amazing memories created. We look forward to seeing you both soon again.

Dynamic Duo

There are experiences in life that you know you will remember for a lifetime and this trip is one of them. Nick and Maddy are so professional, thoughtful, attentive and customized the 7 days for our little family.

We´re so grateful that Nick and Maddy were able to create such a magical experience for 7 year old Aiden. He learned so much this trip, gained so many fun experiences that I´m sure he will carry with him for his lifetime. And for us, it was just a robust wide range of relaxing, scenery and adventures.
Nick and Maddy, you two are the dynamic duo, going above and beyond to ensure safety, with playfulness, educational and humour. That you for welcoming our littlest member to be your second mate.

Top 3 Highlights:
SpaceX launch
Dolphin sightings
E-surf board

Fun, Adventure and Deliciousness

From the moment we stepped on Mali Havan we felt like a truly ´Home Away From Home´ What a wonderful seven day charter/trip of USVI/BVI with perfectly planned experiences in a crescendo of fun, adventure and deliciousness (Chef Maddy, you are responsible for 5 extra pounds). We truly enjoyed the evening chats like newly found old friends and legendary banagram battles. lastly, Aiden really loved the entire trip particularly hi first electric surfing experience.

Nothing Short Of Spectacular

Sheri and I have been calling this trip ´the trip of a lifetime´ while we were planning it but nothing could have prepared us for the experience created on the Mali Havana with Nick and ever delightful Maddy.

Nick made it easy for us to have the total experience. Complete with paddleboarding, the most incredible snorkeling locations and ports. Sheri even had an island named after her.

Maddy prepared the most incredible meals and snakes making sure to cater to our likes and allergies.... I don´t know that I´ve ever had such consistently delicious and beautifully prepared meals on any vacation!

The time on and off the boat was nothing short of spectacular. We even got in a little friendly competition with a game of spades.

We will never forget this week we had together. Thank you, really....thank you.

A Trip Never To Forget

Words cannot express how much I enjoyed our time aboard Mali Havana with Nick and Maddy.
Maddy is an incredible chef. Every meal was unbelievably good and beautifully presented.

Nick was calm, cool and collected, not to mention patient with all of us badering him with questions!

With Karaoke, swimming with turtles, catching fish, exploration and plenty of Bushwackers, this has been a trip I hope never to forget.

Incredible Crew Aboard

This trip has truly been a once in a lifetime experience. From the incredible people, beautiful places and delicious food.
I will forever be grateful for the Mali Havana and the incredible crew aboard - Nick and Maddy - for giving me and my family such a great trip!!
I will truly cherish these memories.

We Appreciate Y´all

I´ve had an amazing time on this trip with y´all. Thank you guys so much for keeping us alive :) and going above and beyond for us everyday. Thank you for the late night karaoke, the incredible food, playing Bananagram and so much more.

You´ve made this trip amazing and I hope our paths cross again. We appreciate y´all more than you could ever imagine.

We Got The Best Crew

What an unforgettable adventure! Not only exploring the islands but you guys made all the time spent chilling on the boat an incredible experience as well. So, so grateful for this crew for absolutely making this trip, from snorkeling the wreck of the Rhone to the best damn karaoke concert the BVI´s have ever seen.

We definitely got the best crew we could have asked for and the food was amazing!!! Not only delicious but always beautifully plated.

Thanks so much to the both of you for the laughs, the incredible stories, entertaining our seemingly endless barrage of questions and for making this trip one I will never forget.
Next time we are hitting up Willy T´s

Perfect Balance of Relaxation and Fun

Thank you Nick and Maddy, for such an amazing week!
EVERY meal was absolutely delicious and our days were planned perfectly with secluded snorkeling spots, fun bars and nice restaurants. It was the perfect balance of relaxation and fun. We can´t thank you enough for such a memorable trip and hope to sail with you again.

Enriched, Nourished and Enlightened

Thank you Nick, and Maddy, for giving us a pirate´s treasure of memories to carry home with us. The week on the Mali Havana was a bounty of experiences, of unforgettable moments. The sea offered us sightings of turtles, sleeping sharks, starfish, eagle rays, southern rays, dancing lobsters and a vast rainbow of curious fish.

Maddy is a culinary genius, producing one delectable meal after another from a shipshape galley.

Nick, our faithful and trusted captain, brought us through sunny days, high winds and rain with finesse.

And above all, we shall delight in the recollection of the good spirits, laughter, interesting conversations and kindness that we shared with Nick and Maddy and our dear friends.

We end this journey enriched by the wanders we have seen, nourished by the natural healing of the sun and the sea, enlightened by time with old friends and new. It was a magical time and in a world that often feels fragile, this experience is a lovely reminder of all that is beautiful and meaningful.

Thank you Nick and Maddy. We will hold you close until we meet again.

Heavenly Week Aboard

Our last day onboard after the most heavenly week sailing. The weather was beautiful and then became very windy and rainy and exciting. We had faith in our brilliant captain who handled the boat with such skill while Maddy concocted unbelievable meals which we so engaged.

Thank you both for being such fun, working so hard and giving us a week we will never forget. Let´s hope we will all meet up again.

Most Perfect Honeymoon

AMAZING!!!!! What an incredible trip! It was a dream come true for us and every bit of our experience did not disappoint. The most perfect honeymoon that we could have hoped for! Every moment was exciting and relaxing at the same time. Thank you for making this such a memorable time for us and taking great care of us while we were at sea.
I could name so many of my favorite activities but I´ll only mention a few. Absolutely loved swimming with sea turtles and all the other snorkel sites we went to! Especially The Caves and The Indians and the Shark Planes and the spot off Peter Island. The coral was so vibrant and we got to see so many cool fish and creatures like the stingray and the moray eel. Also loved the cool bars like Willie T´s and Soggy Dollar.
Each morning when we woke up, Maddy had our coffee ready which was the perfect way to start each day. We were so spoiled by all the delicious meals and all the tasty cocktails! We tried quite a few Pain Killers at various locations, so we feel confident when we say that Maddy´s Pain Killer, HANDS DOWN, was the best. To wrap it all up, the carrot cake for Tony´s birthday was the perfect celebration treat.

Such a Great Trip

Thank you both so much for a great trip. This was a beautiful long waiting catamaran trip. The amazing views, the great meals. You both made our trip amazing. Can´t wait to try out some of your recipes. The snorkeling was spectacular!

Exceptional

Thank you for a trip of a lifetime. This entire experience has been exceptional. You both are amazing and anticipated Our needs and made us feel right at home.

We appreciate your expertise as Captain Mike and Chef Julie. Food was 5 star restaurant every meal!

Your knowledge of the sea and the islands helped ensure a safe and memorable journey. So many adventures laughs and wonderful memories.

The Sea Dog, Mike and Julie, will forever be remembered as one of our favorite trips.

Hospitality Was First Class

Thanks for an amazing first adventure on a catamaran. We will never forget the breathtaking views, the stops to different beaches and our snorkeling adventures.
We appreciate the knowledge and expertise of our captain and the incredible meals prepared by Julie.
Your hospitality was first class and our memories will last a lifetime.

Had The Best Time

Thank you so much for such a special week. From tattoo´s at Willie T´s to amazing snorkeling almost everyday, to Maddy´s incredible cooking every single day, we truly had the best time. It was so fun bringing in the new year with you and we hope you both have more amazing adventures in 2024.

We Will Never Forget.

Thank you for our wonderful Christmas/Big Birthday vacation! You took great care of us, each through your amazing knowledge and expertise and with your good humour and natural friendliness. As noted, not one of us can remember ever eating so much GOOD food for a whole week!

Each mooring we visited will hold unique memories for all of us: the magical pod of dolphins swimming and playing along with us, the tens of thousands of butterflies floating and fluttering over Virgin Gorda, the sea turtles, the beautiful creatures and plants in the reefs. These we will never forget.

Our hearts are lighter for all the laughter, our minds and bodies relaxed and restored and our love of each other strengthened from this time together in paradise with you.

P.S. Thank you for welcoming us with openness, laughter and for allowing your personalities to guide our experience here with you. Your authenticity made this an experience I could truly be present for - it was a joy to meet you.

You Are The Best!

What a fantastic 10 days we´ve had on the Mali Havana - it honestly could not have been a better way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.

Nick and Maddy - you are the best! - accommodating and super fun. You wore Sam out (never easy), fed us WAY too well (Jimmie´s goal to get shredded wasn´t helped by the delicious food, but that was a very fair trade), made Anna´s 27th birthday special and made all of us feel at home.

By Far Our Best Charter!

On behalf of the Raydales and the Boykins we had a fantastic time with you on Big Nauti.

This is now our third charter and by far the best! You both take pride in what you do and it comes through in an exceptional experience for your guests. We are thankful for you. The food was great and just right for the trip.

We enjoyed learning about you personally and sharing in your experiences around the world. We wish you gentle seas and good fortune in all your future trips. it would be an honor to get to sial with you again.

Fabulous Adventure

Heiko and Rebecca
Such a fabulous adventure with amazing food, service and attention to detail with everything! We appreciate the time you take in all that you do! We hope to sail with you again.

Thank you for our wonderful Trip!

Thank you for a wonderful trip for our Honeymoon! We so enjoyed adventuring every day from - surfing on the e-foil, to hunting and catching wild lobsters, welcoming our little dog (Billie), snorkeling among beautiful coral and sea creatures, finding sea monsters and exploring some of the most beautiful beaches and beach bars!! thanks for giving Justin boundaries when using the e-foil and hanging out with me while he rode it all day!
Thanks again!!

Perfect Family Vacation

Thank you so much for a wonderful week aboard Mali Havana! We really appreciate all of your efforts showing us the best of the beautiful BVI´s feeding us delicious meals, good talks, good drinks and good times all around! this was a perfect family vacation and we are happy to count you two as new friends!

Amazing Trip And Experience!

Thank you so much fo an amazing trip and experience sailing the BVI´s! We had a blast exploring the islands. It was a trip of a lifetime, very greatful I had the opportunity to experience this. Thanks again for everything. Until next time:

What a Trip!

What a trip! Thank you for making Bill´s 50th birthday so special!!! and for going with the ever changing flow. We had a wonderful time and the crew was more wonderful! Until next time.

This is the Way To Do It!

A trip of a lifetime!
For my first trip to the Caribbean, this was the way to do it!. Ten days aboard the Mali Havanna was a great experience. Sailing, Cruising, drinking, eating, snorkeling and simply relaxing. The food was excellent and the crew was a joy to hang with.
The tour of the islands has been magnificent. Captain Nick and Chef Maddy checked all the boxes on our bucket list.

Heaven!

When I die, I hope to wake up in heaven - which will be, by my design, a sailboat. Nick and Maddy will be the captain and crew.
I´ve been thinking of this as a trip of a lifetime and it has certainly met that expectation - and more. It has been amazing to be with my soul-mate and two good friends - the laughter and conversations and 5 star food, all served up so beautifully and with enthusiasm. The turtles and sea life are things I will never forget. Thank you, so much for all of it.
Thanks again for the trip of a lifetime - maybe just one of many.

New Friends We Meet!

Totally, totally enjoyed the week with you guys. We felt comfotable in every experience and the food was awesome.

I leave this poem for you:
Adventures in the sun have always been fun
but when new friends we meet
it becomes more sweet.
We hope to do this again
until then we hope you spend
good days on the sea
and never forget Lisa and Me!

Fed Our Souls!

Borrowing a sentiment from a previous review, this week has fed our souls. We have enjoyed reconnecting with each other and with nature. We couldn´t have asked for a better family vacation.
Nick you have been such a gracious host our our rowdy crew - thank you for showing us the Virgin Islands and your attention to keeping everyone safe.
Maddy, you knocked it out of the park with delicious meal after delicious meal. I´m pretty sure my family wants to trade me in for you and your cooking :)

We have been referring to this vacation as a ´once in a lifetime trip´ but now that we have experienced it, there´s no way we could only do this once.
Thank you for everything

A Pure Dream For US

We had the best time with Maddy and Nick. THANK YOU for all of the amazing experiences! The paddling, the sailing, the snorkeling, the swimming, the floatin and the FOOD!!! Oh Maddy, I´m going to miss your cooking!
This was a pure dream for us. A time we will never forget and can only hope that we can repeat in the future!
´Rehydrate, Dehydrate, Repeat´

Amazing Time, Awesome Crew!

Words would only cheapen our experience! At 60 years of age and our honeymoon, it was amazing.
Our first time traveling with my 4 years of sailing and husbands 50 years of sailing....bar none AMAZING time, awesome crew. If we ever do again we want Nick and Maddy without a doubt THEY make the experience incredible.
You always have a place to stay in Dallas on the lake with us.

Amazing Vacation!

Amazing Vacation! Thank you to an incredible captain and crew!
We saw and swam with turtles for the first time; saw plantation ruins from colonial days. Every meal on board was delicious! Thank you Maddie for every fabulous meal. Your hard work and concern for our comfort were greatly appreciated.
Overall an unbelievable time! Great charter with a fantastic chemistry onboard.

Gratitude to Maddy and Nick!

My parents had this vision of creating a vacation where our families could get together, reconnect, share laughs and experience God´s beautiful handy work.

This gave us all the chance to feed the soul and just suspend time for a bit. Words cannot capture our gratitude to Nick and Maddy for bringing this vision to life, not only to our motley crew, but to everyone that comes aboard.

this week wa beautiful and perfectly timed. The food, laughs and new friendships had here will never be forgotten.

Inimitable Charm and Grace

The peace, the beauty, the food, the friendship - the sun, the stars, the sparkling water, the friendship - the delicious bounces, the rescues, the kindness, the friendship - we loved every minute and while the boat and the sea and the mountains and the fish and the turtles were unforgettable, YOU TWO made it all truly wonderful!!!

We loved the conversations, the food and the drinks, and the total relaxation you provided. It was a special experience.

Loved how you made my birthday special and took care of us all week.
We wish you two free spirits have much energy in your future adventures and go on learning and growing and meeting life´s challenges with your inimitable grace and charm.