Touch The Sky Description

Touch the Sky is an extraordinary example of a Leopard 58 that offers the best in large, open decks and spaces for lounging, including a comfortable indoor salon, a breeze-filled fly-bridge with seating for 10, and the fun forward netted space to experience sailing firsthand. The split-level style interior offers five guest staterooms, two of which are on the main deck level and include a semi-private walk out ´patio.´ All guest staterooms include en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and everything you would need to create sailing memories with families and friends. Sail crystal clear blue waters, snorkel coral reefs, explore uninhabited islands, or just relax to another beautiful sunset. TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, 1 Large Floating Mat, Tubes, 1 Subwing, 1 Adult Water Ski Set, 1 Kids Water Ski Set, 1 Wake Board, 2 Fishing Rods & Onshore Games. DIVING: Offered via rendezvous only

Cruising Area of Touch The Sky

Pref. Pick-upSt. Thomas, USVI
Other Pick-upTortola, BVI
Summer PortBahamas
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Wash Basins5
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
Bed Measurements in inches:
Lower fwd cabins 58x79 each
Lower stbd aft cabin 58x79

CREW RELOCATION OPTION: The crew will give their twin cabin for guest use for a relocation fee of $1,000 upon approval prior to booking.


Length58 Feet
Beam28 Feet
Draft6 Feet
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Guest SmokeSmoking allowed on sugar scoop
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
Water MakerYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Turnaround72 hrs, Inquire for 48

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)15’ Highfield Rib center console
Dinghy Hp60hp Tohatsu
Dinghy Pax6
Adult WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak1
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderAft
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling and spining
Fishing Rods2 Trolling
Other Toys
10ft Inflatable circular mesh ring
Two-person towable tube

REFIT DETAILS: During the 2022/2023 season, Touch the Sky has had these items replaced or upgraded:
New 20KW Northern Lights Generator
New Air Conditioner Chiller System
New Lewmar Windlass & Deck repair
New Interior Decor & Linens
New hull paint & New Bottom Paint
new dinghy outboard & bottom paint
New Tenderlift/Swim Platform
starlink internet installation

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Organic/Locally Grown Produce When Available.

Touch The Sky Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainNate Riley
Chef / First Mate
Chef / First MateHilary Gieber

Capt. Nate Riley
In 1989, I assisted my parents in their preparation for a transatlantic crossing from California to Scotland. Though I did
not get to make that voyage, it did ignite my passion for sailing and the ocean. I grew up in Michigan around the water
and it always fascinated me. So, when a friend called one January asking, “Can you turn wrenches on a sailboat? There
was no decision to be made and off I went. I began my career as an engineer on a crew of 5 and eventually earned my
200GRT/500 GT USCG license. Since then, I have worked on vessels of varying sizes; 65’ to 245’. From scuba dive
liveaboards to Alaskan Summer adventure boats.

During these past 25 years of being in this industry, there have been so many wonderful adventures. I have participated
in organized shark feeds, visited many Islands (Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Puerto Rico, USVI’s, and BVI’s), explored
uninhabited Islands, crossed the Gulf Stream countless times, and even wrote a #1 Amazon scuba travel guide. Bahamas
Bucket List for Divers: Bimini Edition.

I find enjoyment sharing my passion and knowledge for the ocean and navigation. When on land, I enjoy entering in 5k
races and have also participated in a few marathons. I love to fish when on charter and have recently gotten into surfing.
If there is one thing you can be certain of, I will do everything within the realm of weather and safety to make sure your
vacation is the most memorable one ever. It would be my pleasure to be your Captain.

Chef Hilary Gieber
It was a typical Michigan Winter in the Upper Peninsula (iykyk), January 2011. I was packing in the middle of a blizzard
and was headed to the US Virgin Islands. It would be my first time traveling to The Caribbean. I knew nothing about
sailing, and even less about the ocean and scuba diving. Growing up around the Great Lakes I had great respect for the
water, but no Ocean experience. I had agreed to a job on a 104’ Custom Sailing Vessel that traveled between the Virgin
Islands and the Bahamas, diving everywhere in between (Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, BVI). Immediately I was in heaven
and twelve years later here I am.

During that time, I soaked up everything I could about sailing, scuba diving, and the ocean world below us. I had found
the lifestyle that suited me during these years, but truly found my home in the Galley. From Florida and The Caribbean all
the way to Alaska I have enjoyed feeding and entertaining guests from all over the world. Using local ingredients along
the way andaAlways taking in the latest food and drink trends. My Fiancé and Captain would call me a “foodie,” but I just
love and get excited about food.

Being a part of guests’ underwater experiences has been a great pleasure of my life. Teaching them about the world
below is another true passion of mine. I now hold my Rescue Diver certification, STCW, and have over ten years of sea
time. On a typical day you can find me up early to exercise and getting my mind right, before starting breakfast and food
prep for the day. I enjoy afternoon snorkeling, getting together with family and friends, playing cards, and anything
involving the outdoors. This life has allowed me to continue traveling and exploring the world we live in, and I hope to
share that and my food with all of you!

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Touch The Sky Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 21, 2024Jul 28, 2024Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Jul 31, 2024Aug 06, 2024Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
Aug 07, 2024Aug 14, 2024Transit: Nassau, Bahamas* to Annapolis, MD*
Aug 15, 2024Oct 15, 2024Unavailable: Annapolis, MD* to Annapolis, MD*
Oct 16, 2024Oct 31, 2024Transit: Annapolis, MD* to St Thomas, USVI*
Nov 09, 2024Nov 16, 2024Unavailable: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Nov 18, 2024Nov 19, 2024Hold: Unavailable to Unavailable
Nov 22, 2024Nov 30, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 19, 2024Dec 26, 2024Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Dec 28, 2024Jan 04, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 25, 2025Feb 01, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 04, 2025Feb 11, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 14, 2025Feb 22, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 25, 2025Mar 05, 2025Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 22, 2025Mar 29, 2025Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 31, 2025Apr 06, 2025Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Apr 20, 2025Apr 26, 2025Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Apr 27, 2025May 11, 2025Transit: St Thomas, USVI* to Marsh Harbour, Bahamas*
Aug 01, 2025Oct 31, 2025Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable

Touch The Sky Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $25,000
(normal rate)
High price: $30,000
(normal rate)

Touch The Sky Special Offer!
Discount: 10%!
Offer: Touch The Sky offers a 10% discount for charters booked & completed by July 31th, 2024. Cannot be in conjunction with any other specials.
Old price: $25,000 - $30,000 / week
New price: $22,500 - $27,000 / week (Save: $2,500 - $3,000 / week)
Minimum nights: 5
Travel before: Jul/31/2024

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax
2024 Summer$25,000$25,500$26,000$26,500$27,000$27,500$28,000$29,000$30,000
2024/25 Winter$25,000$25,500$26,000$26,500$27,000$27,500$28,000$29,000$30,000
2025 Summer$25,000$25,500$26,000$26,500$27,000$27,500$28,000$29,000$30,000

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

Touch The Sky Special Offer 2!
VAT & Tax Included
Offer: Touch The Sky is now including the 10% VAT and 4% Bahamian tax in the charter rate!
Travel before: Jul/31/2024

Touch The Sky Special Offer 3!
Abacos Special
Offer: Touch The Sky will waive the $1,500 relocation fee for The Abacos. Charters must be booked and completed by August 31st, 2024. The charter cannot be in conjunction with any other specials to apply (except the inclusion of the VAT & Tax).
Minimum nights: 5
Travel before: Aug/31/2024


Cruising Grounds: British Virgin Islands & U.S. Virgin Islands
Pick Up/Drop Off: St. Thomas or Tortola
Yacht: BVI-Based
Crew: Permanent Annual Work Permits
BVI Customs & Cruising Permit Fees: Included

MINIMUM NIGHTS: Inquire for charters less than 5 nights.
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: Available for half of the daily rate. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner ashore is additional. Select option upon booking. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year´s weeks.

CREW RELOCATION OPTION: The crew will give their twin cabin for guest use for a relocation fee of $1,000 upon approval prior to booking.

Discount of $150 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense.
2@$24,700 | 3@$25,050 | 4@$25,400 | 5@$25,750 | 6@$26,100 | 7@$26,450 | 8@$26,800 | 9@$27,650 | 10@$28,500

CHRISTMAS 2024: 1-10 pax @ $35,000 *Already Booked*
NEW YEARS 2024/25: 1-10 pax @ $37,000 *Already Booked*
* 24 hour turn only offered from Christmas to NYE charter *


Touch The Sky will be conducting charters in the BAHAMAS from 5/1/24 - 7/31/24 and again May - July 2025 (our of Marsh Harbor in 2025)
*** 7 night minimum required due to expansive sailing area. Please inquire for less than 7 nights.***

FULL-BOARD: Includes 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Meals ashore are additional.
2@$30,500 | 3@$30,750 | 4@$31,000 | 5@$31,250 | 6@$31,500 | 7@$32,000 | 8@$32,500 | 9@$34,000 | 10@$35,000

**Rates are all inclusive of 14% tax and fees (to be paid by boat)**

Yacht will only relocate for charters 6 nights or longer. Please inquire for availability.
Relocation fees are + 14% tax

2024 (Yacht based out of Nassau):
Staniel Cay - $700 one-way - $1,500 round-trip
Georgetown - $1,000 one-way - $2,000 round-trip
Marsh Harbor - $700 one-way - $1,500 round-trip

2025 (Yacht based out of Marsh Harbor):
Nassau - $750 one-way - $1,500 round-trip
Staniel Cay - $1,000 one-way - $2,000 round-trip
Georgetown - $1,500 one-way - $3,000 round-trip

Yacht offers a 3pm arrival and departure option.
From Nassau especially, the later start works well for a short sail from the marina to a close island for a following morning start on the longer sail.
On return, a later departure enables the crew to have a more leisure morning with the guests before departing on the return sail from the Exumas to Nassau.
The yacht will provide lunch on the day of departure if they opt to leave at 3pm. They offer standard noon-noon arrival/departure time if preferred.

Touch The Sky Guest Reviews

June 2024

Yacht was older but in extremely good condition. The spaces on the boat were amazing. We enjoyed upper deck immensely. The food was outstanding - very much gourmet. Crew was on the spot. Plenty of activities on boat. Crew was amazing. Very professional and accommodating. They knew our every need. It was like we were family - could not asked for a better crew. Captain and First Mate did excellent job giving details and recommendations. We had a medical issue and they went out of their was to adjust and accommodate us. Captain definitely knew the area and had great knowledge of the islands. Exceeded our expectations. Amazing crew - they thought of everything.

June 2024

Charter for a wonderful family.

June 2024

Charter for a wonderful family.

March 2024

Our group truly loved experiencing the baths and caves on Virgin Gorda. But the Touch the Sky crew took us to the most beautiful beaches & islands to moor. We all especially loved snorkeling at Christmas Cove. Everything was above and beyond our expectations. Absolutely flawless. The food was excellent and always beautifully presented. The crew was incredibly friendly and accommodating. - Suzanne K.

February 2024

Thank You ❤️

Love us up! I do hope you both ❤️ Cape! If you are heading to Boston & Cape! I could go on about 5-star food - tops any Boston compared & best restaurant! Both of you - super stylin´ Richard & Suzanne always smiling - keeping us chill

Many Many Thanks

Lisa + Josh

February 2024

Richard & Suzanne - You guys are the greatest. We have had so much fun these last two years on Touch the Sky - and it wouldn’t have been the same without y’all - the food, Tequila and Painkillers, all of it! Best of luck in Honda and hopefully there is an excursion in the future for more drinkey wine and judging people! HAHA! Thanks so very much!

Steve + Celia Cullinan

February 2024

Richard & Suzanne

Thanks for the most amazing week ever! Our group is A LOT to handle but you guys made us feel so welcomed. The food was amazing! The boat was amazing as well. Your hospitality was amazing as well. All of your recommendations were all great!


Kelly + Jerilyn Sullins

Liberty, MO

February 2024

You are an awesome team - complementing each other in roles, switching leads, etc. We all have had a sweet time - I can´t think of a week with my family where we were all enjoying ourselves together - for so long - you offered a wide range of activities, foods, knowledge, to so many teens!

February 2024

Thank you! I do hope you look us up if you are heading to Boston & Cape! I could go on about 5-star food - tops any Botched compared to best restaurant! Both of you - super stylin´ - Richard & Suzanne always smiling - keeping us chill Many Many Thanks Lisa Fenkel

January 2024

Another great trip with you guys and Touch the Sky for the books. Everything was fantastic as always - The food the drinks, the snorkeling the islands & island bars, the views, the band and most of all your awesome company and hospitality. We are sad that we won’t be back for another trip with you on Touch the Sky but we look forward to other adventures with you on land... or maybe on the waters in Florida or some other beautiful place. We are happy to call you guys friends ❤️

Love you,

Angie + Mike and Camille

November 2023

We enjoyed the trip on Touch the Sky so much! You guys are such a great couple! Professional, fun and you got the job done. Suzanne your cooking was amazing! Thanks for all that y´all did and joining us, couldn´t have done. it without ya! (Canyon, Texas)

November 2023

We had an absolutely wonderful time in USVI & BVI aboard Touch The Sky! Richard and Suzanne were perfect, we enjoyed them so in every way!

Thank you for helping us make this a trip to remember!

November 2023

Richard & Suzanne - Thank you! What an excellent experience, You really made this trip exceptional. Every meal was amazing — Every stop was an adventure — you two are entertaining, informative, and hard working. Salinda & I never needed anything Awesome work you two — We are looking forward to the next one

Stu & Salinda Gorkey

Amarillo, Texas

November 2023

We will be talking about this trip when we are in the nursing home can´t remember our own names!

We just CANNOT thank you enough for this bucket-list trip & all the extra special attention— to detail & above & beyond delivery of our things.

Y´all do what you do not only to perfection but also with style and grace. A ton of effort delivered effortlessly looking!

Thank you for everything

November 2023

Cpt. Richard & Suzanne - WOW! What can I say about this trip? I´m speechless and after a week on board, you know that´s a big thing ; your hospitality, cooking, entertainment I´ll never forget this everytime its Wed, it will get me through the week! have FAR EXCEEDED our expectations! Not only are we leaving a fabulous boat, these beautiful islands, but we´re also leaving friends in you.

April 2023

My wife Jennifer and I have been coming down to the BVI for over 20 years now. We have chartered both with a captain as well as doing bare boat excursions. I can honestly say that our week on Touch The Sky has been one of the most rewarding vacations we have ever done. Captain Richard and Chef Suzanne were more than we could have imagined. The skillset for both of them was obvious from the very beginning. However, the way they embraced our family and the way they took care of us was more than special. It was genuine.

We were a three generation group, which I imagine could be a daunting assignment, when you are in relatively close quarters. Our grandkids are 9, almost 7, and 5 years of age. Jennifer and I wanted our kids and grandkids to experience as much of the BVI experience as possible in a week. We succeeded because of Captain Richard and Suzanne. Norman Island, Cooper Island, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke were all destinations that we were able to enjoy. The grandkids acclimated themselves quickly to the sailing lifestyle and that was all due to Captain Richard and Suzanne.

I cannot say enough about Chef Suzanne and her culianry expertise. We were so pampered from morning fruit plates on the fly bridge followed by an amazing breakfast. Lunches were always a treat but the best always was the dinners she served us in the evenings on the back of Touch The Sky. The flavors and presentation of each meal rivaled ANY meal you might get on shore. Her salmon dinner as well as the family recipe she shared one night for pasta was amazing. I am still blown away by the quality of each meal coming out of that galley kitchen. Needless to say, coming home after a week eating Chef Suzanne’s meals was a real jolt of reality. Coffee on the fly bridge in the early morning is still the best.

Finally, I cannot say enough about Captain Richard. With him at the helm you are going to be in safe hands. His quiet confidence and calm demeanor was infectious. I think what was really special is the way he (and Suzanne) brought our grandkids into their world. With his assistance, each took turns at the wheel. He showed infinite patience in answering their questions. Each night while Suzanne and Richard were plating dinner, they let our 5 year old granddaughter run food to the table. It sounds like an insignificant thing but I assure you it was magical.

Finally, thank you Paradise Yacht Management for matching us up with Captain Richard and Chef Suzanne. Touch The Sky was our home for the week. We came away feeling sad having to leave it and the wonderful people who crewed it. Let it rock!

April 2023

Touch The Sky and the crew Captain Richard and Chef Suzanne facilitated one of the most memorable family vacations that our family has ever experienced. There is not enough space on this site to detail the magic that unfolded on our adventure. Touch The Sky was safe, comfortable and allowed us to explore the BVI with total confidence. Again, can´t say NEARLY enough about Captain Richard and Chef Suzanne. They embraced our three generation group and made us feel totally at ease. We went into the week being flexible and knowing the weather conditions would determine a lot of what we did. We crammed a LOT of bucket list moments.

March 2023

We are back from sailing the BVI and WOW!! what an amazing time had. Thank you for all your help getting our trip set up. We had a couple in our group that has sailed 3-4 times before and they said this was the BEST. I think that was because we were there with them but really we had the BEST Boat, and the BEST BEST crew. Suzanne and Richard are a 10+ in our book.

November 2022

Richard & Suzanne,
Wow! What a cruise. Our family was so lucky to be able to take a trip like this. But even luckier to have the two of you take care of us. It is amazing how two extremely professional people can also be so fun and able to blend in with our group. Suzanne – the food! I am hoping for many of your recipes – absolutely outstanding! I hope the boat owner knows how lucky he is to have you taking care of this beautiful boat. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and assistance while we were sick. If you ever find yourselves in Georgia – you are welcome.

Best wishes,
Linda & Jim

November 2022

What a wonderful trip and it was all made possible by the two of you. You guys work so well together it was like a fine oiled machine. Our group offered many challenges and you met each one with grace and patience. Keep up the great work. Anyone would be lucky to sail with you.

November 2022

Thank you Richard and Suzanne for a very great week. Richard, your knowledge of the area was excellent however Suzanne’s cooking topped it all☺! Our family had some dietary requirements but you guys did a fabulous job. Richard – take care of Suzanne because we need her next time we are back! Great job!

Dennis M.

November 2022

Richard and Suzanne,
What a difference a fabulous crew makes on a trip like this. You are both amazing and such fun. I’m just so sorry we all got sick. It just made it so much harder for you, but you were perfect anyway. Thanks so much for everything. The boat owner is extremely lucky to have you both. Thank again. Safe travels always.

Janice M.

November 2022

Richard and Suzanne,
We loved meeting you both. Your personalities were a great compliment to our group. Having such an experienced crew like you we knew we were always safe, always went to the best spots, and always moored far away from the mosquitos! You are the perfect blend of five star service but not stuffy and engage in such a genuine way. We look forward to sailing with you again and wouldn’t want to have another sailing adventure without you.

Brian & Krissy

November 2022

Richard and Suzanne,
Thank you so much for everything you did for us this week!! Everything was great. It has been great getting to know you and to travel with you. You have been wonderful hosts! I wish you both the very best and I would love to sail with you again sometime in the future!! Thank you so much again!!

Terry S.
P.S.-If you’re ever in Minnesota look us up.

November 2022

Richard and Suzanne,
The best hosts ever, the best boat ever, the best vacation ever. All nine of us have loved every second of this trip and it is in no small part to your amazing attention to detail. We will consider you family forever.

With much love,
The Yachties

November 2022

Richard and Suzanne,
Thank you for making it easy for me with the diet restrictions. It was reassuring that you could work with what I could eat. Loved the variety, so many things I could eat. From when I first started taking to you about diet, I knew I didn’t need to worry. Thank you so much! It made a difference in my trip! Thank you again!

Sandy S.

November 2022

Richard and Suanne,
Amazing! Can’t say enough positive things. You are both awesome and created the most perfect experience, Best 50th ever!

Amy H.

November 2022

Richard and Suzanne,
I don’t even know how to find the words to say how amazing this vacation was – and we owe it all t the both of you. Thank you so much for everything – the service, the food, and coming to get me when the current got to be too much. That none of us got lost along the way is a testament to you. We will remember this forever and could ask for more. Yu always have a friend in Charleston.

Fair winds and following seas,
Amy B.

November 2022

Most amazing trip ever! Thank you for your hospitality, knowledge, amazing food, and company. I loved Richard’s silly sense of humor and Suzanne’s amazing cooking. Trip of a lifetime! If you ever need a third on the crew, I may need to quit my full time job!

Kristina M.

November 2022

Suzanne and Richard,
Fxxxg flawless. Literally everything from the first hello has been flawless. My expectations have been surpassed beyond belief and despite my healthy hesitation for and of the water, I can’t wait to come back. Mostly to hang with both of you. But the view is always pretty damn awesome (thanks for that, Richard).

Leslie F.

July 2022

Thank you so much Suzanne and Richard for the most amazing week! Thank you for the most amazing views and experiences. You both went above and beyond to make this the most memorable trip. From the never-empty bellies, to the stories and always thinking of everything to make our experience perfect, the two of you are the real dream team! We are so grateful for your hospitality and charm. This week has been the perfect reset from the crazy day to day reality, and we are all leaving with a new appreciation of this beautiful world. Thank you so much for filling our eyes, hearts and bellies. Cheers and see you again next year!

Colin, Jordan, Katherine, Jada, Chris, Elizabeth, Austin and Savannah Rose

December 2021

Dear Richard & Suzanne,
We can’t thank you enough for your amazing hospitality aboard Touch the Sky. The meals, and pre-meals, were delicious and the service was impeccable … Your warmth and inviting spirit allowed us to fully enjoy being present with one another, all too easily missed on a day to day basis.
The Christmas touches were perfect from the lights to the tray of Christmas cookies and candies.
One of the best vacations and most memorable Christmases ever! We will be back!!! You both are the best!!!

December 2021

Dear Suzanne & Richard,
We have so thoroughly enjoyed meeting and sailing with you! With two almost grown daughters this time together with family and friends means so much to us. What and adventure. Our family has taken many trips together over the years but this was the #1 most memorable, amazing, relaxing one. We hope to be back with you both sooner rather than later. If you ever come to the Chicago area, please let us know! We would love to see you!

You guys Rock! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ~

December 2021

Richard & Suzanne,

Thank you both for such an amazing trip! Our first charter experience was extraordinary and we owe that to both of you. We were blessed with the two most wonderful new friends we could have every wished for to have this experience with. Every aspect of this charter was exceptional… from the amazing sailing to the most beautiful and delicious meals. We loved getting to know you both and look forward to seeing you again soon. Until then, we wish you both happiness and a wonderful charter season! Thanks again, you truly are the Best!

December 2021

Dear Richard & Suzanne~

Thank you both for such an amazing trip! I have to say we have never had such a relaxing vacation and have been so pampered! You all went WAY above & beyond to make sure we were all happy, boat perfect & clean, and that we always had a drink in our hands! It was so fun getting to know you all… you two are the cutest couple ever and we all send well wishes for your happy future! Hope to see you in 2023 for a repeat but as friends! You always have a place to stay in Virginia!!

December 2021

Richard & Suzanne~

Thank you so very much for an amazing week of sun, fun, incredible meals, relaxation, and friendship. You both made our time on the water such a joy, and it was a delight to get to know you and call you friends. I will miss your bad dad jokes and culinary creations!

December 2021

Richard & Suzanne,

This was Patty Cake’s and my first sailing trip and we will do this again! Really amazing food, sweet accommodations, and we loved seeing all of the islands. Thanks for being more than hosts!


~Denise & Pat

December 2021

Suzanne & Richard,

We loved every aspect of our charter, from the first time we met and every day of our adventure. You are, and always will be, our friends in St. Thomas and we have been blessed to have spent time together. Thank you for being so gracious!

November 2021

Suzanne and Richard

Thank you for a relaxing week. You have been very accommodating to all our changing needs. We also have appreciated your flexible itinerary to make us have a great trip. Suzanne’s cooking was creative and delicious! We all feel we had a great variety of USVI. You guys work so well together, it makes for a pleasant experience.

November 2021

Suzanne & Richard,

Thank you for facilitating, you both have been extraordinary hosts! I can promise our YPO Family will NOT soon forget the deep rich laughs, stunning wildlife, our happy hearts together, and all the delectable culinary delights. The Conditions Are Perfect!

What a delicious salty surprise! Everything about this charter and experience has been a dream for us. Being able to get together and have a blast has been truly priceless.

We enjoyed every moment and wish you both all the happiness in your future adventures. You both Rock!

November 2021

“You two are the absolute most fun we could have had! Great food, we hit no boats (Lol!), and had a memorable time. See you next year… if you will have us!”

November 2021

Hi Suzanne & Richard,

Thank you so much for such a memorable experience sailing around St. John with our YPO group. We loved every minute. It was Ryan and my first boat trip and it surely will not be our last. You were both fantastic hosts and we so enjoyed getting to know you. Our favorite bay was Salt Pond – the turtles were amazing! Thank you for a relaxing, easy, and unforgettable trip. And the meals… can we talk about that? The food and hospitality exceeded our expectations! We hope to return soon!”

July 2021

Richard and Suzanne,

We had such a wonderful time sailing the USVI with you! It was filled with plenty of turtles, stingrays, and fish. But more importantly, it was the great company. We can’t wait to sail with you again!

July 2021

You guys were amazing and the Butler Family had a great long weekend. Looking forward to the next trip!

July 2021

Dear Richard and Suzanne,

We can’t thank you enough for your generosity and hospitality! We loved tubing in Magens Bay, stargazing off St. John, and snorkeling in countless beautiful coves. Suzanne, the food was incredible! We especially loved your banana pancakes, crab cakes, sun-dried tomato ravioli and ALL the desserts! Thanks for sharing evening card games and giving us a family vacation we will never forget! The thought of doing another charter without Richard and Suzanne is not even an option for us.