Cruising Area of Pisces
Pisces is a 47´ Leopard Catamaran that specializes in fully customized luxury crewed charter vacations. She has a great history of facilitating fantastic charter in the US and British Virgin Islands. She boasts in performance quality sailing capability, while keeping her clients in ample style and comfort. In 2018, SY Pisces went through extensive renovations and upgrades including new, ultra quite Northern generator, new 13´ center console Achilles tender, new JBL sound system and upgraded utensils, cushions, sheets and towels throughout. Literally, SY Pisces is as good as new. Now based out of Yacht Haven Grande!
1-6 PAX: Three Queen Cabins with En-Suite electric toilets.
Yacht is fully air-conditioned and cabins also have fans.
Internet is provided (no streaming please, meant for email)
Forth cabin is crew´s cabin with their own private head.
7-8 PAX FAMILY SPECIAL
Please inquire for family 7 and 8 pax rates: This suitable for families with children age 10 and under only. Children bunking together.
Fishing registered in USVI and BVI
Pisces Crew Profile
Captain Ryan Adelmann
Ryan was introduced to sailing at the young age of 8. Raised in Minnesota, he learned the finer points of
sailing on the numerous lakes and rivers, including the Great Lakes. By his late adolescent years, he had
sailed the Florida Keys, Bahamian Islands and had spent many months off the N.E. coast, fine tuning his
passion for the sea. Though life guided him through many ventures including a prosperous run in semiconductor
manufacturing and real estate investing; the “Pirate” in Ryan hailed strong!
He found himself engulfed in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean and the USVI/BVI waters in 2007.
He honed his sailing skills by delivering yachts to/from the Virgin Islands to the States. He yearned to
take on new waters and sailed further south to St. Lucia, St. Vincent, the Grenadines and Grenada, but
Ryan has always found his home to be in these Lesser Antilles waters. His love of BVI and USVI shows as
his vast knowledge and passion flow from him as you are enchantingly guided through the blissful calm
Holding a 100GT Master USCG Mariner’s Credential along with STCW (International Standard of Training,
Certification and Watchkeeping for seafarers), Auxiliary Sail endorsement, BVI Boatmaster endorsement
, he is also safety trained and certified in CPR, First Aid, AED and Child CPR. Ryan’s numerous land-based
safety credentials have translated easily as he learned to “breathe” underwater as a PADI SCUBA
Ryan’s quick wit, plethora of bad jokes and charm have earned him a reputation second to NONE. His
famous signature quote, as you’ll happily fall influence to, “Buy the ticket, take the ride!” will follow you
home to your own next adventures.
Stephanie Grace Simpson
Stephanie comes from Memphis, Tennessee – As with all mermaids, her timeline is mysterious.
As a young woman, Stephanie found herself being pulled to something-somewhere. As an only child she laid her own tracks and set her own sails.
Luckily for us, Stephanie chose a path through the warm waters of the Caribbean. She set her compass early on for the slow paced, simple life of island living and found her ‘forever harbor’ in St. Thomas in 1998.
Her time on island has laid many entrepreneurial avenues such as opening an upscale boutique, bar/restaurant & Good-Time Guru. Throughout her adventures, she discovered her passion for the tranquil blue waters surrounding the Virgin Islands and beyond.
Starting from the bottom and moving up, Stephanie acted a muse to captains of large capacity day boats, as well as, crew for mega yachts owned by astute, nameless persons of fame and fortune. Her life on boats offered her a way to express herself in the galley and as she works to ensure you have a memorable and fantastic vacation.
With her sweet southern charm, Stephanie strives to give you an experience to never be forgotten. Her passion for pleasing is apparent once board Sailing Yacht Pisces, whether she is “mermaiding” her way through the waters to show you the beautiful aquatic life or when you set at her table and she presents your specially considered meals, she shines with enthusiasm and joy. Humble as she may be, Stephanie puts together simple meals in extraordinary fashion.
Stephanie and Captain Ryan have found a partnership aboard that sets them worlds apart from others, working in perfect harmony as Captain and Crew. They are also loving partners in life, working and living their dream.
Stephanie is certified in STCW; Personal Safety, Survival, Social Responsibilities and CPR. She holds her Advanced Open Water SCUBA certification. In her downtime loves to hike the many trails of the Virgin Islands, beach comb for unique shells, and simply relax in her island home, swaying in the breeze in her hammock, reading or just enjoying mother nature at her finest.
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Pisces Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Sep 12, 2019||Sep 19, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 21, 2019||Nov 27, 2019||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Dec 21, 2019||Dec 28, 2019||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jan 12, 2020||Jan 19, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jan 25, 2020||Feb 02, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 21, 2020||Feb 28, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 04, 2020||Mar 10, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 14, 2020||Mar 20, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 22, 2020||Mar 29, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 19, 2020||Apr 26, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Pisces Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $11,700(normal rate)
High price: $14,000(normal rate)
Pisces Special Offer!
Offer: $250 off for each child age 15 and under. Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking.
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6-8 Pax|
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, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Pisces.
Pisces Guest Reviews
Yacht: PISCES with Ryan Adelmann & Stephanie Simpson
Charter Dates: 2019-08-02 08:00 to 2019-08-09 08:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
they were amazing and super accommodating, anything we needed they found a way to make it happen
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
4. Was the food good and well presented?
it was awesome! The appetizers and portion sizes were perfect! the drink pairing was good also
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes! We wanted to get to some other parts but we were not able to because of the weather, the change in itinerary was great also
6. Additional comments on your charter?
Captain Ryan and 1st Mate Stephanie were awesome! The food was great, the views were beautiful and the crew was great. Everything we needed was taken care of and we could enjoy our vacation with no worries. I highly recommend this crew to everyone looking for an escape!
Trip of a lifetime! Pisces does not disappoint!
From the moment we stepped foot on to Pisces, we left the world behind...
We were picked up by dinghy in VIP fashion from the beach of our hotel, and set sail from St. Thomas to the BVI. We hit all the places on our list plus more! Anagada, the baths at Virgin Gorda, Cooper Island, Norman Island and the Willie T, Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke, snorkeled the Indians, and back to USVI to Water Island and Honeymoon Beach.
When asked about sailing, Captain Ryan’s grin was a sign of what the 8 days would hold. He went from expert sailor, to fishing guide, to dive buddy, scooter leader, master griller, pro snorkeler, history teacher, and those dance moves!
Maybe his best move ever though, was finding Chef Stephanie to be his 1st mate. No sea too rocky for her to to keep our drinks full and our giggles endless. She delighted us with 5-star meals, made with 5-star love. She makes mooring the boat look as effortless as her mouth watering desserts!
Best of all, are the memories we now hold near and dear to our hearts. Thank you Pisces for the adventure of a lifetime!
Beyond Expectations for ´The Girls´
´The Girls´ have been friends for over 50 years and we celebrated our 60th birthdays aboard the Pisces for 4 nights. It was a trip of a lifetime! It was beyond our expectations. At all times we felt safe, well taken care of and very comfortable. Our crew, Captain Ryan and Stephanie made the trip. They are such a cute couple and they are so warm, welcoming, knowledgeable and FUN! They work so hard and pay attention to every little detail. The boat was well appointed and very comfortable. The food exceeded all expectations - Stephanie is a great cook and had a fabulous menu. We traveled many islands in the BVI, but Virgin Gorda and the Baths was our favorite. We had fun swimming into Soggy Dollar, happy hour in the water using the paddle board as a bar, noodle train and just hanging on the boat. Ryan and Stephanie know all the best snorkeling areas and we were able to see so many beautiful areas including swimming with the sea turtles.
We hope to be back for our 65th!
Yacht: PISCES Pisces with Ryan Adelman & Stephanie Simpson
Charter Dates: 2019-05-21 12:00 to 2019-05-25 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
The crew was awesome!
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The yacht was extremely comfortable and immaculately kept.
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
4. Was the food good and well presented?
Food was delicious, professional presentation throughout the charter.
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes. Captain and crew knew all of the best spots.
6. Additional comments on your charter?
Ryan and a Stephanie were outstanding. They went above and beyond to make sure all of our expectations were exceeded. The Pisces was well appointed, beautiful and comfortable. This trip was a great experience. We highly recommend this crew as well as Pisces.
May 2019 - Broker provided feedback
I just wanted to reach out to let you know what a wonderful week we had aboard Pisces. The boat was amazing, well appointed, suited all of our needs and handled our group of six quite comfortably. The trip itinerary allowed us to visit some of the most beautiful locations in the Virgin Islands. Even though several of us had visited this area in the past, we were able to see new locations and sights, thanks to the planning of our captain and crew.
Ryan and Stephanie exceeded all of our expectations. They spoiled us from the moment we stepped foot aboard Pisces. Stephanie went above and beyond in the food preparation. With one guest having some special dietary needs, she managed to have delicious options for everyone all week long. Her time invested, consideration and effort was unlike anything we had ever experienced. She really made the week so enjoyable for everyone. It wasn’t just her culinary skills but also her ability to make everyone feel comfortable and happily share her love of the Virgin Islands with us.
Captain Ryan did a fantastic job of navigating and scheduling. His knowledge of this area clearly worked to our advantage when it came to seeing everything we had asked to see while avoiding crowds and busy areas. All of our guests felt completely comfortable with his skills, keeping us happy, safe and excited about each location. I know that many hours of planning went into this itinerary. Everything about the week was smooth and relaxing for all of us. We cannot thank them enough!
Below I have attached a short “toast” that we gave to Ryan and Stephanie on the morning of our departure. It sums up the week...along with a photo of our happy family and friends. Thanks again a for your help in planning and arranging the trip aboard Pisces. We look forward to doing this again!
A group of good friends set out for vacation
Seeking water, boats, adventure and sun
We searched the travel sites until we found
A cat called Pisces, this was the one!
A beautiful boat, sleek and well appointed
The good reviews turned out to be true
But as pretty a boat and awesome surroundings
The trip would be nothing without a great crew
After a hospitable welcome on the docks at St Thomas
We soon set sail for Jost Van Dyke
Beautiful sandy beaches, Foxy’s and Soggy Dollar
Warm Caribbean water which we all did like.
The trip included lots of great snorkeling
With plenty of encouragement from Stephanie and Ryan
When masks didn’t quite fit or guidance was needed
They said with big smiles let’s just keep tryin!
A trip to Virgin Gorda was well worth the trek
The Baths and Caves were amazing and so was that beach!
So rich in history and stories of the area
Which the captain and crew were eager to teach.
Who knew that the Pisces
Came with the plans all laid
For an exciting expedition
Complete with our own mermaid!
The food was delicious
As were the libations
Each day we awoke
To a new culinary creation!
On our final day we visited St John
To our delight we saw turtles in Salt Pond
They were plenty in numbers
All of us were so fond!
Our expectations have been far exceeded
And we are sad that our week has come to an end
But we take with us the memories to last a lifetime
And the comfort of having made new friends
So a huge thank you Stephanie and Ryan
We couldn’t have asked for a better crew
We are all so grateful for this week aboard Pisces
The beautiful surroundings and Caribbean blue!
May 2019 broker provided comments
1. We were more than comfortable aboard Pisces, all the essential amenities were on board and available for our use. Many extras as well such as games, books, water toys. Our girls especially enjoyed the Yamaha sea bobs, that were a huge hit.
2. The boat was in great condition. We had no issues the entire week, everything worked well.
3. The boat was very clean and the Captain and Jody kept it very tidy on a daily basis.
4. The crew, Ryan and Jody were exceptionally welcoming. Made us feel very at home, and were very polite.
5. The service we received from the crew was top notch. We were spoiled with exceptional meals and great experiences.
6. Both Ryan and Jody were very easy going and looked for every opportunity to make sure we were having a fun time!!!
7. The captain Ryan, was an expert on sailing the boat. He knew all the great spots for snorkeling, beaches, shopping etc...
8. Jody, the chef, was amazing!!! Our meals were incredible, we certainly didn’t go hungry. She put her heart and soul into every meal. We never left a crumb...
9. The presentation of the meals was that of a 5 star hotel. I took pictures of each and every meal...
We would definitely book another trip aboard the Pisces!!!!
PISCES is a very cool boat, and with just 4 couples we had a perfectly lovely. Ryan and Stephanie were an awesome pair. Stephanie got in the water with us at Buck Island and helped us out. Ryan got us close to the beach at Honeymoon beach then piloted us in on the dingy. Was a fun day and I’d love to do it again.´
Stephanie and Ryan were amazing! We had the best time on the boat and snorkeling. We saw lots of fish and 3 sea turtles! We got a good history of some of the islands and landmarks from Stephanie and lots of jokes from Ryan! A great trip. We enjoyed every moment.
My husband and I just got back from a great trip with Stephanie and Ryan. The two were such a great team and made us feel so welcomed on their boat. The boat is gorgeous, which was a huge plus. Snorkeling was incredible. Stephanie got right in the water with us and pointed out all the different fish we were seeing, and of course the amazing turtles! Stephanie and Ryan were the perfect pair to take us on this journey
47 feet of luxury experiences and beautiful memories.
The best part of my vacation was the day on SY Pisces, the 47 foot catamaran. From the moment we met the crew it was clear that the day would be great, and full of great experiences.
We had days full of activities. We launched to start our day sailing about, and enjoying the water before settling in at Buck Island to snorkel. The water was clear, the fish were colorful, and the morning was beautiful. After a morning of snorkeling, we proceeded to island hop and experience as much as we could.
The catamaran is VERY spacious and hosts ample seating, bedrooms, and lounging space if you wanted to bring your family. The captain was very flexible when changing plans for the day (there’s just so much to explore!).
Between islands we enjoyed a bit of light fishing; the fishing was actually great! We caught everything from Spanish Marcelo, Wahoo, Barracuda, Tarpon, Snapper, and numerous other reef fish. Though it’s not a fishing boat, fishing aboard SY Pisces was a nice highlight for the trip!
The day with SY Pisces was truly an incredible experience that created some of the most beautiful memories I can remember to date. I look forward to booking Pisces again!
The charter of Pisces was great!
The charter of Pisces was great! We hit all the spots we wanted to hit and the crew was great. Really appreciate the call with the owners up front as well. Nice touch.
Marc and Melissa were perfect for us. Gave us good choices of things to do and places to go and navigated the boat literally from place to place and figuratively in terms of being a part of our adventure and leaving us to ourselves.
All in, it was a truly outstanding family adventure and exactly what I had hoped for.
The boat was more comfortable than we expect given the size. And frankly our size, with me at 6’ 2” and 3 ladies at 5’ 11” +. The food was good and plentiful and Melissa had something for everyone each night.
All in, highly recommend.
The crew defined hospitality, and catamaran was a dream to experience.
We managed to book the SY Pisces for our week long stay at St. Thomas, and I enjoyed every minute of it! Amazed at how spacious the catamaran is, this is 47 feet of aquatic luxury and adventure.
We began most days treating ourselves with a short sail to Little Buck Island, where we would snorkel amongst turtles! I felt like a mermaid every time we stopped here.
Another frequent stop that EVERYONE needs to make is Dinghy’s Beach Bar & Grill. We spent one day at their floating bar and another in their hammocks, sipping on “Painkillers” .
Many of my favorite moments aboard the SY Pisces were those with the wind in my hair as we sailed island to island. What an experience. The huge catamaran is extremely comfortable on the blue water. The onboard bathroom was indeed used and appreciated. If you ever want to rest, out of the sun, there are 4 bedrooms to retreat to, and plenty of shade on the main deck.
There are complimentary snacks, water, and other drinks onboard, including adult beverages. YAY! Though cell phones were primarily used just to take pictures, it was extremely convenient to have WiFi onboard. We uploaded photos and videos to social media along our trip. Since we spent the majority of our week aboard SY Pisces, this was a very nice amenity to have.
We look forward to booking SY Pisces for another week in 2019, but next time we’ll have to bring the kiddos along for the ride. Thank you!
The food was absolutely suburb!!! We could not help ourselves to do anything but eat every incredible morsel laid before us!!
Thank you for sharing paradise with all of us!! This had been hands down the best family vacation we have ever had... The food was absolutely suburb!!! We could not help ourselves to do anything but eat every incredible morsel laid before us!!
The snorkeling and driving was fantastic!! We truly appreciate your teaching the kids how to scuba dive...something they will hopefully so many more time in the future.
If every in Cincinnati, please allow us the show you out appreciation for your wonderful hospitality!!
The S. Family
The week went way too fast, but we will cherish every moment. Thanks for all the fun, food, drinks, dives, snorkel and laughs.
So much fun with you guys! The week went way too fast, but we will cherish every moment. Thanks for all the fun, food, drinks, dives, snorkel and laughs.
Cant wait to see you both this fall!
Thanks for having us again! Loved everything it was all wonderful! Hope to see you in CO, if not then I hope to come back again! Thanks!
What an amazing week we´ve had and truly one o the most awesome vacations!
What an amazing week we´ve had and truly one o the most awesome vacations! Here are some of the things Ive written down each day about what we were grateful for:
Travis and Missy- great hosts and chefs and captains.
New experiences - history lessons learned at Annaberg. Lemon shark, dolphins, nurse shark, brittle star fish; jumping off the boat, dinner barefoot at Wonky Dog, beach to ourselves at Bamboo Hut, playing games with my kids, beautiful blue water with guppy as my bathroom porthole every morning, thankful children, SUCBA WITH MASTER DIVE INSTRUCTOR MISSY!!! Grant won conch shell contest, Michael Bean Pirate Show, our captains are the best pirates! Peaceful nights, quiet mornings, excellent adventures at the Baths, power snorkel, snorkel at Norman Caves, snorkel at the Indians, God´s creation, naps in the hammock, trust the buoyancy, swimming with hungry snappers and a barracuda or two, playing hearts, yellow headed jawfish, painkillers during the day are the best! Jet ski the ocean. We hope to repeat the amazing trip soon!
-Heather and Chris
Diving was an extraordinary new adventure. We love every minute on and off the boat.
5 star yelp review. Thanks for an incredible trip - there was so much good food, excellent new experience that I´m going to have to write it all down. It wouldn´t have been the same without y´all.
We loved that you take such good care of Pisces - wishing you many more happy sailings in the future.
Thank you guys for a wonderful week of great food, wonderful sailing and arranging that dolphin sighting! But....mostly thank you for taking such good care of PISCES. I´m so thankful to have you as our crew and hope you make PISCES your home for years to come. You both are amazing at what you do. Thanks for a FABULOUS time!
Travis - give it the onion and Missy - Get back on the hooch!
Tammi and Larry
Travis and Missy ~
Thanks again for taking such good care os us senior citizens on Pisces this week! We loved being pampered with incredible dining breakfast, lunch and dinner. You two truly provide outstanding meals - we loved everything - hard to pick a favorite. On our last day will remain with us forever - that snorkel at Christmas Cove with hornbill turtle, cowfish, trunkfish...topped off by an escort by spotted dolphins!! Such beautiful creatures! Very memorable. We loved that you take such good care of Pisces - wishing you many more happy sailings in the future.
Come visit us in Wyoming!
Karen and Dennis
We have great memories of our time spent with new family on Pisces!
Travis and Missy,
Thank you for the great memories. You introduce us to sailing, the BVI´s and many other nuances. I will always remember my first dives, they were AWESOME! The food and hospitality were the first rate.
Thank you so much! There aren´t works to describe how this trip has been!
Dan and Diana
From the amazing food to the amazing things we did and saw, you gave us a trip of a lifetime! We have great memories of our time spent with new family on Pisces! Thank you SO much!
We enjoyed getting to know you both even better on this trip - you feel like old friends. The dinner conversations we great and got us to talk about all sorts of different topics!
Thank you so much Missy and Travis for another fabulous week. Griffin and Charlie were so excited to become certified divers this week. We think your style of teaching can´t be beat! We loved the dive to the Wreck of the Rhone despite the intense current! Every meal was superb as usual, we all listed our favorites but you must keep serving the Pisces bars and chocolate caramel dessert. WOW! We enjoyed getting to know you both even better on this trip - you feel like old friends. The dinner conversations we great and got us to talk about all sorts of different topics!
This week has been perfect! Perfect weather, perfect food, perfect company, perfect fun!
Love, David, Terri Griffin & Charlie
Every once in a while in life travels we meet hindered spirits, as Missy said on our last night, you are family.
We had anticipated that the islands and the water would be wonderful, but the actual experience exceeded all expectation. There were marvels to be seen above, on and under the water that were beyond our imagination. Travis an dMiss treated us as family, expect that their meals were far better than anything we have had at home. We are especially grateful for their patient and expert dive instruction and for gently getting Pam through her attack of nerves.
Evan and Pam
What a great trip@! What can we say...The scenery, the food, the sea life, the food!
Thank you for making this trip better than we could have imagined. Your knowledge of sailing, the islands, the water, cooking, made the trip so special. Thank you so much! We will be back.
Bob and Kathy
Travis and Missy - every once in a while in life travels we meet hindered spirits, as Missy said on our last night, you are family. Thank you for a wonderful 25th anniversary trip. You are both elegant and grace working in tandem! As the say in the movie, Man From Snowy River, ´ You are welcome at our fire anytime´. Wishing you both much success and love.
Sally and Mike
I can´t think of any two people I would rather experience it with!
Thank you so much for a memorable New Years! The trip was amazing. All the food and experiences. The best trip ever. Learning to dive was so great. Thanks for your patience Travis. Missy the food was so good. Truly a trip of a lifetime. I can´t think of any two people I would rather experience it with!
This trip was one of a lifetime! The seven days went by and we relaxed and enjoyed every minute. We can´t thank you enough for the hospitality this was so much more than we expected. The food was amazing! Most importantly the friendship! Best to you both in 2018!
Sally and David
Easily the best vacation we can remember
Thank you for making Christmas 2017 so special. WE had so much fun learning to dive, snorkel, paddle board and blow a conch like a trumpet. We are so fortunate to be able to join you this year with all mother nature threw at the VI´s this fall. We will be sure to tell everyone back home that it is still beautiful as it ever has been. The VI´s are clearly in good hands with two ambassadors like Missy and Travis sailing the waters. Thank you for sharing the place you love with us on what is easily the best vacation we can remember.
Best Christmas ever!
We will never forget this week
What an amazing week! We thoroughly enjoyed the delicious and creative meals, the guided snorkeling, the beautiful places we visited and most of all, your warm and gracious hospitality.
Debby & Bill, Hinsdale, IL
Thank you, also, for the fishing adventures - I really owe you some tackle!! This was a week we will never forget. We hope you will give us a call if you are ever in the Chicago area. Maybe we´ll see you in Napa :) Thank you again!
We have done this trip with and without a crew. No doubt, this is the way to go! Travis and Missy are terrific! Snorkeling with Missy as our guide was a great experience. They are both so wonderful at sharing their vast knowledge with us. The food was terrific too! All said and done, we will never forget this week. Thank you! Thank you!
Tom and Arlene, Burr Ridge, IL
A true experience of a lifetime!
Thank you for an amazing week at sea in the BVI! You are both gracious hosts and fabulous chefs/bartenders. Thank you for creating an atmosphere where we could feel at home as a family. If you ever make it to Saratoga, please come see us. (Alysa)
Thank you so much for a super fun week. So many wonderful memories; for our girls it was a true experience of a lifetime! I can´t believe how much we did in just seven days! Best of luck, (Jay)
Alysa, Jay, Ellie & Virginia - Saratoga, NY
An experience we will never forget
This trip was planned to celebrate Jorge´s 40th birthday. It has been an amazing experience. Missy and Travis made everything wonderful. The birthday decorations, the food, the service throughout the whole trip, the anchorages, shore trips, all was spectacular. The accommodations at the Pisces are great, but they made my son´s birthday trip an experience we will never forget. Thanks for everything and hope to see you soon!
OMG! I cannot say enough about what an amazing family trip we experienced!!
OMG! I can´t say enough about what an amazing family trip we experienced! Missy & Travis, you did such a great time of showing us why you both love the islands. The diving was amazing, so happy that you introduced our girls to the sport. Food was fantastic, thank you for accommodating our different likes! Water sports and history lessons... I could go on! Come ski with us in Vail! Or come out to explore in last summer/fall! Much appreciation!
Pam & Craig
This trip was amazing. It was a great experience to go explore, and my personal favorite was the Baths. Throughout the activities, swimming, diving, snorkeling, water surfing and other fun activities, kept us busy! Thank you
I had so much fun with you guys this week. I really enjoyed diving for the first time. The food was so good. Everything we did was fantastic. I loved all the activities. Thank you so much for everything!
The most amazing experience ever!
The most amazing experience ever! We had a wonderful time diving, snorkeling, sailing and EATING! There were so many ´roses´ on this vacation that it is hard to even list them all- Diving the Wreck of the Rhone, seeing turtles, squid, octopus, and SHARK! The islands were beautiful and the itinerary was well planned. Everything was seamless and we loved getting to know Missy and Travis. The best part of the week was all the family bonding. I am so glad we planned this trip and we can´t wait to come back next year. We will miss you friends!
<3 Terry, Charlie, Griffen + David
Thank you guys so much! i Had and incredible week! Travis, you are simply mastering life and Missy, you are one of the coolest humans to ever roam this earth. I´ll miss you guys!
Had a simply phenomenal adventure
What an amazing adventure. I tell my children every night before they go to bed that tomorrow there´s a whole new adventure awaiting them. This trip was filled with so many ´Tomorrows´. Thank you so much for the fulfillment you gave to our lives. So many laughs and exciting moments. Well maybe some of that was Randy´s choice of swimwear! Take care and see you again.
A great introduction to diving! Can´t believe we went 5 times! Had a simply phenomenal adventure. Couldn´t have been planned better! I was taught to be an octopus finder - at the end of the trip used my new skills taught by Missy and found an octopus den with the octopus in it! So cool! I enjoyed discovering new creatures in the underwater wonderland every day... flamingo tongue, slipper lobster, arrowhead crab, octopus, rock beauty, many species of angelfish and butterfly fish, spotted moray eel, and finally, under our boat on the last day, a school of smooth trunkfish! Sweet! Hats off to the wonderful chefs on board. Thank you so much for sharing all of your knowledge with us, and answering every question we had! We will be back!
Anna and Randy
The most amazing vacation ever! Sun, sails, dives and fantastic new friends made with Travis & Missy. The food, service and boat were top notch. These memories will never be forgotten. Will we be back... SHELL YA!
A wealth of knowledge
We had such a great time on the Pisces with Travis and Missy! Such nice people with a wealth of knowledge on the islands, snorkeling, scuba diving, restaurants, etc. We were sad to have the time pas so quickly!
Phippi & Tom
Such an amazing trip
Thank you for such an amazing trip. The variety of places was great! And, you spoiled us rotten!
Jeff & Michele
Thanks so much for that amazing experience! We had a blast being a part of your family for the week. Can´t wait to return to explore more with you both. Cheers!
McB, H, & B families
A perfectly orchestrated and executed charter
Dear Captains Travis and Missy, and to all those who care to experience adventure, fine food, and happiness.
Thank you for a perfectly orchestrated and executed charter. Having sailed the BVI several times before, this was my most comfortable and enjoyable trip. I saw and experienced new and different things all while being extremely well fed and cared for. I will always remember emerging from the Rhone...captain pizza and the double rainbow.
Patricia & Eric
Derek and Nico
Also, please take our invitation to visit us in the Hamptons seriously. It would be fun to e share how Missy & I grew up in the Springs. We´d like the opportunity to cook for you for a change. - Eric
And many thanks for the recipes and conversations! - Nico
Awesome, fun-filled getaway
Thanks so much, Travis and Missy, for an awesome, fun-filled getaway. Snorkeling, scuba, hiking, surfing and kite surfing, all while being nourished with fabulous meals and beverages. Y´all are the best!
A thoroughly enjoyable week
A fun, relaxing, and thoroughly enjoyable week to celebrate our 50th birthday! The food and drinks were perfect. Great tours of the BVI. T-Rav and Missy made a special trip extra special - thank you!
Christine & Dave
An amazing lifetime experience
T-Rav and Missy (Low Key) are the best darn chartering crew! You both made it an amazing lifetime experience. Thank you for the help, patience, guidance and laughs. That´s what she said.
Sean & Morgan
You both rock!
Just wanted to add a personal note to thank you both for such a wonderful experience. I couldn´t have felt more at ease, and Sean and I are glad to now call you both friends. Special thanks to Missy for helping me overcome snorkel/scuba anxiety. You both rock!
<3 - the girl with the biggest lungs, Morgan
Wow what a great trip!
Wow what a great trip! Best Thanksgiving ever! Thanks so much for special treatment and all the experiences. Great knowing we have made great friends in the USVI! Hope to see you again soon!
Can´t count the number of special touches
Can´t count the number of special touches, yummy meals, great dives, and overall fun that Captain T & Missy bring to the table. Thank you guys for making this an incredible first visit to the BVIs. We can´t wait to see you on the next visit!
´Best Ever! Non stop fun´
Best ever non stop fun. Definitely my favorite vacation yet. Learning to scuba dive was so much fun! Fishing was fun even though I didn´t catch much.
Best trip ever
Best trip ever, the food was great, can´t wait to see them again. Spoons was a blast. Thank you.
Luv, Ally J.
Keep doing what you´re doing...
Nothing but good times, good food, good company! Keep doing what you´re doing; it´s been an outstanding trip!
Many thanks and hope to be back soon!
We loved every minute of it!
Thank you for an amazing trip, we loved every minute of it! Diving was incredible and we can´t wait to go again!
Anthony & Jo
One of our most relaxing vacations...
Brendon and Anastasia-
What an extraordinary trip! You guys totally exceeded any expectations we had about sailing. You two were the perfect crew for us- fun, easy to be around and so very accommodating. We loved all the meals! Anastasia, you are a wonderful chef and the food from your tiny hot kitchen is amazing! Grayson, especially loved hanging with you and helping you cook. You are very sweet and special. Brendon, thank you for trying to find the calmest waters for us.
This was one of our most relaxing vacations we have ever been had and I can´t wait to do it again! Thank you for a wonderful week! We hope to see you soon!
The C family
We will NEVER forget this romantic week
Brendon and Anastasia, thank you for sailing us through paradise! what a delightful week of culinary adventure as well as pulling us in and out of the dinghy. Wonderful captain and first mate/chef. Will NEVER forget this romantic week. Anastasia is a five star chef!
Suzy and Sandy
You make a great team. Great food and great service - Bruce
It takes two to tango, very well done. Great job!- Rosita
Anastasia and Brendan were fantastic! Just returned from a great week of exploring islands, lounging in the sun on a boat hammock, and eating delicious food. The crew was very knowledgeable and took my family and I to great snorkeling spots and tiny beach bars. The food was amazing- something for everyone and catered to our tastes. Would sail again in a minute!
Christmas Week - 2015
Awesome week with Brenden and Anastasia! Fabulous everything! Food out of this world delicious. Loved every minute! Merry Christmas everyone!
We will be recommending this boat and team to everyone we know
My 26 year old daughter and I just returned from a fabulous week onboard Pisces with Steve and Louise. I cannot say enough about the quality of the trip, from start to finish. We met Steve, our Captain, and Louise, the first mate and Best Chef ever! Both of them made a great trip even better. We were blessed with great weather the whole week, and the boat was in excellent condition. It had plenty of room inside and out, and Steve and Louise kept the boat clean and orderly. Steve has a great sense of humor, and is easy to be around and great fun. Louise was an absolute gem (I offered to adopt her), bringing us drinks even before we asked for them, and her cooking beat anything we had on shore. The meals were so amazing, I took pictures of them! Both of them knew the places to go if you wanted to be around people, and the places to go if you didn´t. We had the additional treat of going into both the BVI and up to Anegada, where the beaches are beautiful and the lobster was awesome. Each time we anchored, Steve and Louise jumped to get the paddle boards out, grab the snorkels and fins, and set up the hammock. They did everything humanly possible to see that we were well fed and having fun. And it all worked great! If you are looking at chartering a boat and crew, I urge you to charter Pisces. (We did this kind of trip once before with a different captain and crew, and I could really see how a crew with great personalities can add so much more to the trip.) You will have a fun, relaxing time, eat well, go to great locations and have awesome food. We will be recommending this boat and team to everyone we know who likes to sail, and we intend to repeat the trip again -- onboard Pisces with our new friends, Steve and Louise.
We can´t say enough good things about them!
I just want to get back to you on our amazing week we had with Steve and Louise on Pisces in March. This trip has been...by far...the best our group has ever did...and it was mostly because of the crew. We can´t imagine a better captain to take us around the Virgin Islands, especially with his great knowledge of the sea and all it´s different creatures. The meals Louise prepared were amazing!! Steve and Louise were very flexible with the itinerary and adapted to our group. A nice friendship developed between us and we couldn´t imagine doing this trip with another crew. We can´t say enough good things about them! I would highly recommend them to guests inquiring about a crewed catamaran vacation.
Overall we would say, Perfect!
Captain Steve and Louise,
We had such an incredible time! We all loved sailing, scuba diving and the cool fish and coral! The food was amazing! No one will eat for a week when we get back.
You guys were both such a pleasure. Both of you took great care of our girls and family and we really appreciate that.
The venues you selected were perfect for the experiences we wanted. Some down time mixed with lots of activity! Overall we would say, Perfect! on rating our experience and will sail away again with you someday!
Lori, Bruce, Ashton, Kenzie and Sami
Much love and great appreciation for a terrific vacation!
Dear Capt Steve and Weezie :D,
We had an amazing week sailing with you! It was a week filled with sun, snorkeling and of course, great food and lots of laughs! We are so happy to call you both friends. Thank you for taking such good care of us and not losing the girls.
Please visit! We wholeheartedly mean that anytime. If you find time before April, come to Vermont instead! Much love and great appreciation for a terrific vacation!
Michelle, Tim, Tierney and Maeve
You guys are SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!
Captain Steve and Louise,
Oh my GOD! What an incredible week, totally surpassing all of our expectations. The trip started with a spectacular rainbow, exciting snorkeling trips (Kyla will talk about the turtle for years to come), ski shots at the Willy-T (Donna still has tequila in her eyes), those massive fish caught on the way back from Anegada (the night time fishing was the best), and dancing the night away at Foxxys.
You two were such fantastic hosts! Louiseas you could tell, your cooking was amaze-balls. Thanks so much for the desserts, Jenna and Donna will be forever grateful. The nighttime games were full of laughCheers Governor and Guggenheim! We cant thank you enough for the trip of a lifetime. As Jenna would say, you two are Totes Adorbs!
Scott, Donna, Kyla, Jocelyn and Jenna
P.S. You guys are SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!
Every day was an adventure, and every meal was a culinary event
Dear Steve and Louise,
Although we´ve savored every moment of this trip, my heart is a little heavy as we depart St. John for our final snorkel trip and then on to St. Thomas and the plane to the cold, cold north. Its not just the balmy weather and turquoise seas well be missing; its the great new friends weve made in you both. We fully expect a visit.loads of room and well show you what sailing in Nanagansett Bay feels like. And well have that grudge match of Hearts.
Every day was an adventure, and every meal was a culinary event. I admire how effortlessly you took care of our whole family. We could not have asked for a more perfect vacation!
Steve and Louise,
Thank you so much for giving us the best week we could ask for!!! I loved every part of it (especially winning Hearts!) I really hope we do this again and feel free to come visit us in Rhode Island!! Good luck with everything!
Steve and Weezy,
This was the best vacation EVER! Thank you so much, I had so so soooo much fun! Everyday was different and exciting and I cant wait to come back and get even fatter from the delicious food!
Thanks so much for a wonderful week!
Dear Steve and Louise,
What a privilege it has been to finally meet you and to spend this week getting to know you. You both are doing an incredible job of keeping the boat in great shape and you have no idea how much we appreciate that.
Steve, you are a great captain and I sincerely appreciate all the work you went through to keep us entertainedhammock, SUP, kayak, drinks, snorkeling, etc. Your knowledge of the ocean and sea life is impressive!
Louise, it was so nice to have a break from cooking and you did an outstanding job! I was very pleased and impressed. Im glad we got to do some great seafood together and trade some recipes. Keep it upyoure doing a great job in that little galley!
Thanks for being so kind to Elvis and Gracie and I hope when we come back that they will get to meet Buggs. Can never have too many dogs on a boat!
As you know, this was a trip that meant so much to usa celebration of (new) life to Larry and you both made it perfect. To return to the boat with our closest friends and sail these waters that we love was just what the doctor ordered! We couldnt be more proud of you two and the job you are doing than if you were our own kids! If I can make one suggestion, its that you NEVER LEAVE PISCES!
Thanks so much for a wonderful week! Much Love!
Tammi and Larry
What a time we have had with Stephen and Louise aboard Pisces. I was impressed the day we boarded at the shape Pisces was in and continued to be impressed throughout the week. Stephen and his knowledge and respect for the sea and handling of Pisces. Louise, with her culinary skills and bubbly charm. You are great and it feels like we have added two more members to our family. You both knew how much this trip meant to me and you made it happen.
Love you both,
Wonderful week aboard Pisces with our good friends, Tammi and Larry! Captain Stephen and Chef Louise made us feel so pampered and did a masterful job of crewing Pisces around this gorgeous corner of the world. Loved the snorkeling spots and Stephens extensive marine knowledge.
Thank you Steve and Louise for taking such good care of usLouiseyou did a great job feeding us delicious meals although Im somewhat disappointed you never served Lebanon bologna (just kidding!). And thank you, Steve, for your attentiveness all weeknever lacked for a Bushwhacker in hand! You two are adorable! Loved our weekso great to be back in the BVIs.
Hats off to Stephen and Louise for an outstanding vacation
Hats off to Stephen and Louise for an outstanding vacation week on Pisces. Louises gourmet cooking was sumptuous and marvelously presented with Pennsylvania flair. Move over Rachel Ray! Captain Stephen proved to be both an excellent sailor and informative marine biologist. Thank you both.
Thank you so very much for a fantastic time!
Thank you so very much for a fantastic time! We enjoyed the sites, snorkeling, conversation and laughs! You did a great job on your first captain only charter! Next time well request the full treatment and bring Louise along as well, so we can experience all that wonderful food it sounds like we missed.
Thank you again so very much!
Deb and Steve
Thank you for everything. You are such an awesome captain to have. My parents were deciding between two boats and I am so glad they chose you! You totally bring another element to our vacation. Youre so outgoing and Ive learned so much about sailing. The stops we made were awesome and so was the snorkeling. Im going to miss this boat, especially jumping off the top! Cant wait to come back and see you soon!
Thank you so much for an amazing week on Pisces! It was so cool to see all the sites and all the great laughs we had. I am so happy you were our captain because I definitely wouldnt want an uptight grandpa as a captain. You did a great job! See you soon over spring break with my buddies and we can go to the Willy-T every night!
AWESOME is the word.
Steve and Louise,
AWESOME is the word. Enjoyed the tour and the knowledge you shared. You guys do a great job and we had TONS of FUN. Thanks for diving with Dave. Great food too, hats off to the chef and first mate Louise!
Annie and Dave
Steve and Louise,
Thanks for being such energetic and gracious hosts. You are a great team. We felt welcomed and there was no hesitation to bring us wherever, show us whatever and make us feel secure.
--Susan and Donny
We dont have the words to express our gratitude
Dear Steve and Louise,
We dont have the words to express our gratitude The islands are one of the nicest places weve ever been but discovering them with you guys made it even more special!! You are two wonderful people and we are now lucky to call you friends!! We really appreciated your knowledge for the sea and sailing. The food was awesome and being in your company was great. We are going to miss you guys!! Hopefully we will be back soon!
Merci pour tout! Ou vois aime beaucoup!!
--Nick and Ro
Wow! Wow! WOW!
Captain Steve and Chef Louise,
Wow! Wow! WOW! Words can simply not explain the magical experience we spent with you guys. It has been our best vacation ever and we will cherish it forever.
The food was out of this world! No wonder Louise wins awards for her food! We enjoyed everything. An explosion of taste in our mouth, as we like to say.
Steve, your knowledge of the sea and so many other things was so appreciated. We really enjoyed all of your stories.
We met a great couple and we really hope to welcome you guys in Canada. Not so much paradise but still we can make it worth it.
To good friends,
Manon and Cami
Cant wait to come back one day
What a week! Words and pictures will never do justice to the memories we will keep in our minds. Steve and Lou, we could not have picked a better crew. The food was amazing and your knowledge of the sea was unbelievable. Cant wait to come back one day.
Sophie and David
Steve and Weezyd,
This was definitely the best vacation ever! I loved everything from the delicious food to snorkeling to playing hearts and spicy meatball! Yall are great and I cant wait to come and do it again.
Weve never experienced a trip like it and its definitely been my favorite!
Dear Captain Steve (aka. HAM) and Chef Louise,
Where do I even begin? Our family had the pleasure of sailing with you for 4 days and it was an incredible vacation. Weve never experienced a trip like it and its definitely been my favorite! We all loved the delicious meals prepared by Louise, and all the hospitality! It was so relaxing and fun spending time and getting to know you. Preston and Natalie always travel with us and you made them feel at home and comfortable. The loved jumping off the boat, snorkeling the caves, and the fun beach volleyball game! Oh, and just sitting around sharing stories, playing songs and talking/learning about life on a charter yacht. We feel like we were a perfect match on this trip and are so thankful for all you both did to make it so wonderful! Please come visit us in St. Augustine! Thanks so much from the bottom of my heart!
--Kimberly and Breck
You could not have made us feel more welcome
Dear Steve and Louise,
It has been a fantastic trip with both of you. You could not have made us feel more welcome. And, great weather to boot! Steve, your captain skills are excellent, as was your knowledge of each island and what to do (nor not to do!). And your sense of humor and even-keeled (pun not intended), laid back style ensured that no stress crept onto the boat the whole week.
Louise, I plan to kidnap and adopt you. You have been an outstanding hostess and your meals have been a huge highlight of the trip. I am so glad you got to have a girls day out with Beth and me at Peter Island.
Be assured, we will tell everyone we know about Pisces, and especially the two of you. Thank you so much for helping us have a wonderful, relaxing, memorable week!
Come see us!
--Beth and Leigh
Life is Better on the Pisces!
SY Pices is a lovely, spacious catamaran. She has plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the day sailing! Very clean and well maintained. The kitchen is well appointed and makes meal prep very easy. Dining al fresco was the highlight of each evening......or was it drinking wine in the nets?? Stocked with plenty of floats for afternoons in the sea and with snorkel gear so you don´t miss the sea turtles and rays! Foxy´s on Jost Van Dyke is a family fav! The most relaxing vacation you´ll ever have!! Highly recommend 10/10!
Submitted Oct 18, 2018
Luxury 5-Star Yacht on the Clear Blue Ocean!
A beautiful luxury yacht. Crystal clear ocean. White sandy beaches. A perfect vacation. From the time we saw the SY Pisces on the dock at Red Hook in St. Thomas, we knew we were in for a treat. The boat is immaculate. Four beautiful cabins each with its own bathroom, shower and built in air conditioning made it into a 5 Star Luxury hotel. Except, one day we woke up on the white sandy beaches of St. John. The next, we were whisked away by the wind to Jost van Dyke where we had pain killers at Soggy Dollar. Each night we had champagne on the huge trampolines on the bow of the boat watching the starts. Each morning we woke up to an abundance of water toys including snorkel gear, floats, SUP boards and even a windsurfer. This boat had everything. Thank you Hope and Scott for a wonderful trip!!
Submitted Sept. 23, 2018
Excellent Water Adventures and Relaxing Times
We all had a wonderful time on the Pisces, from the moment the Captain J. picked us up in Red Hook. We were greeted by Rum Punch drinks and shown to our cabins; most of my friends had never sailed before and were very impressed with the rooms. The beds are very comfortable and the sheets are super soft. Captain took us to some really great places to snorkel; we even got close enough to touch a giant sea turtle. The next day we headed to the BVI, clearing Customs was pretty quick and then we went to Foxys on JVD for lunch. Foxy himself was there and kept us entertained until the sun went down, then we headed back to the boat for an amazing dinner prepared by Kimmie. After dinner we played games well into the night, some of us even slept on the trampoline on the bow. The next five days were just as fantastic as the first two; we played on all the floats and SUP boards, we hired a SCUBA Master at Cooper Island to dive a few reefs and the RMS Rhone. We got a tan and just really enjoyed our time together. Captain had to order a ´no work talk rule´ and that may have been the best idea ever. Thanks for making our vacation relaxing, memorable and fun! Can´t wait to bring more friends back to meet our new friends!
Pisces was incredible!!
The Pisces is outstanding!! We had memories that will last a lifetime!! Our Captain was exceptional and the amenities were luxurious and spacious!! My fav spot was sitting on the back deck or up in the front on the trampoline!! Thank you!!
Submitted July 8, 2018