Cruising Area of Xenia62

Pref. Pick-upNanny Cay, BVI
Other Pick-upYHG
Summer PortBVI
Winter PortBVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Xenia62 Description

Xenia 62 is the original catamaran that started Fleet Xenia, the most awarded catamaran fleet in the caribbean. Rarely used before her purchase by Fleet Xenia she looks like a boat half her age. Lovingly maintained and stunningly beautiful XENIA offers complete comfort in cabins and on deck. She offers numerous lounging areas including front deck, top fly-bridge and aft deck. Completely refit in 2014 from mechanical systems to electronics to linens and loaded with water toys for kids of all ages she is sure to please the most discerning clients.


Length62 Feet
Beam30´ Feet
Draft5´ Feet
Refit2014 full refit
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Sun AwningYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Num HatchA/C
Guest SmokeCockpit and aft steps
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeNone
InverterYes upon request
Voltages200V 50Hz
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator(1) 17Kw & 1 15Kw
Turnaround48 FIRM
Engines(2) 180hp diesels (1) 17Kw generator (1) 15Kw generator 220V 50Hz
WiFi throughout the yacht


Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
Two king cabins and two queen cabins each with private ensuite fresh water flush electric toilets, spacious vanity and shower stalls with 2 shower heads and 6 misting heads each! Each cabin has a 27´LED TV liknked to direct TV and the onboard Apple TV which means you can stream their own movies from their iPads directly to any TV or they can select from the large database of TV shows and movies aboard. Each cabin has individually controlled A/C for comfort. The beds outfitted with super luxurious linens of 600 thread count, down comforters, 100% cashmere bed throws and hand made bed and pillow covers. Guest toiletries include Keil´s body wash, shampoo, conditioner and hand soaps. All cabins have separate stall showers.

Beautiful upper deck lounge with 360 degree view, cockpit for alfresco dining and lounging, forward trampoline area for lounging and main salon for lounging and dining. The yacht is complete air conditioned for comfort.

Salon has a 52´ 3D TV linked to directTV and apple TV server.


Sat TvYes
Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
Every guest cabin has a 27´ LED Apple TV with SatTV, hundreds of movies on our server.

Dishes are bone china.

Top deck sun/lounge bed and cocktail lounge.


Special DietsYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14ft High Thrust - New Dec 2017
Dinghy Hp50Hp
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak1
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsWalk down stern
Boarding LadderWalk down stern
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type1 Trolling/ 1 cast
Fishing Rods2
Other Toys
Registered BVI fishing vessel
2 Subwing water toys
Underwater lights
8 man floating island
4 man floating island
Floating bar
(2) Stand-up paddle board
(2) Sea-Doo RS2 sea scooters

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Xenia62 Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainMatthew Mullins
Years Sailing9
Years Chartering7
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster & Cruising Instructor & ASA Sailing Instruct
CrewTara Phelan
Years Sailing7
Years Chartering7
LicenseSTCW - Master SCUBA Trainer

Matt and Tara are an experienced and energetic couple, with a diverse range of skills both above and below the water. They are a highly motivated, self-organised couple with an eye for detail and the desire to ensure their guests have the vacation of a lifetime.

They love helping guests discover the amazing waters of the British Virgin Islands through snorkelling and diving; Tara has been a diving instructor since 2001, and she really enthuses about the local fish and their habitats, sharing her knowledge with guests.

Tara is a highly qualified chef, having spent two years in one of London´s top catering colleges, followed by 10 years working in some of the top restaurants and hotels in London. Wanting to travel she became a diving instructor and started exploring the world. Tara has now have found a way to combine her two passions: cooking and the ocean. As a result of her training, when faced with issues like food intolerance or allergies, she can quickly produce suitable alternatives without inconveniencing the customer. Tara really enjoys creating new menus and experimenting with new dishes, in order to provide her guests with a fantastic culinary experience.

Matt is an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster with over ten years professional experience sailing the waters of Australia, BVI, Italy and the UK. He enjoys meeting new guests and dealing with any interesting challenges over the years. He loves being involved on deck and in the water, as well as exploring new places and cultures.

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Xenia62 Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 11, 2020Oct 25, 2020Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Nov 07, 2020Nov 14, 2020Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Dec 05, 2020Dec 12, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 19, 2020Dec 26, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 06, 2021Mar 13, 2021Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Mar 18, 2021Mar 25, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 27, 2021Apr 03, 2021Booked: TBD - Virgins to TBD - Virgins
Apr 05, 2021Apr 12, 2021Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Apr 17, 2021Apr 24, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 26, 2021May 03, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 18, 2021Jun 25, 2021Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 06, 2021Nov 13, 2021Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Nov 19, 2021Nov 29, 2021Hold: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI

Xenia62 Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $22,950

High price: $30,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2020 Summer$22,950$23,625$24,300$24,975$25,650$26,325$27,000
2020/21 Winter$25,500$26,250$27,000$27,750$28,500$29,250$30,000
2021 Summer$22,950$23,625$24,300$24,975$25,650$26,325$27,000

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, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Xenia62.

Xenia62 Guest Reviews

March 2020

“ Tara & Matt
Well it has been a very bizarre week with Covid19 threatening to send us home daily, You have been amazing with your support and positivity.
We have still had so much fun,
Xenia62 is a beautiful boat.
The food has been exceptional and Matt’s Margaritas a bit toooo good!!!!
A few sore heads #nearly stranded in heaven..
Keep in touch we hope to be back in the BVI soon!
Mike and Caroline

Matt & Tara
Thank you for the most amazing week,
It has been a roller coaster #corona but we have managed to make the best Of a blizzard situation.
Thank you both so much,
You are stars ⭐️ ❤️Loads of love
Mike & Emily

Dear Matt and Tara
It’s been emotional!
What a fantastic week.
Thank you for a week of fun, amazing food and times I will never forget!
We will be back
All our love
Angela and Marcus (princess)”

March 2020

Dear Tara and Matt
Can’t say enough about how wonderful y’all are!
We had an absolutely amazing time with you.
It’s so special when everything and hope is fulfilled!
You brought so much joy, laughter and fun filled days!
Tara your talents with food and hospitality are unbelievable - everything you put on the table was exquisite❤️❤️❤️ Matt you are so solid, witty and brace and the best captain ever - you kept us all so safe and comfortable.
It definitely was the trip of a life time Thanks to you both!
Much much love
Anne & Alan
P.S looking forward to the next visit❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Dearest Tantalizing Tara and Magical Matt❤️ Thank you for a splendid week of island adventure, Delightful dishes (spectacular) and sensational sailing!
Your laughter, love, energy and entertainment was contagious and made for a week of unforgettable memories!!
I hope we have the opportunity to return and continue exploring the BVIs together.
The two of you made our trip extremely memorable Love and laughter Debo and David

Dear Matt and Tara
What a wonderful trip..
We’ve had and it’s all due to you two!!
Tara, you totally amazed me with how you could whip up gourmet meals for eight in your tiny kitchen and never get flustered ( like I would)!
Matt, I loved all your stories! You are quite the wag!
Thanks so much for babysitting!
You two are the best!!!!
Kim & Chuck

February 2020

“Dear Matt & Tara
One amazing week filled with a lifetime of memories!
If we had a do over we would have had NO preference sheet as we would have simply said we love to eat-lol And take us to your favorite spots throughout the BVI’s.
Fact is we could not have been in more capable hands.
Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Xenia62 is beautiful and you can tell how much you love her and take care of her.
We may blend into the many guests who charter with you, but we will never forget you both ❤️ Tara your attention to every detail that came out of your galley did not go unnoticed We so enjoyed seeing your creations evolve from night time proofing to easily the morning baking.
With Love and Gratitude
Ellen and David”

Tara & Matthew = AMAZING
You two made the week.
I wasn’t sure what to expect but........ WOW I’m not sure what I will do without you!
Your professionalism, perfectionism and attention to every detail is so authentic.
I so appreciate your time and friendship.
The days was filled with gourmet meals and fabulous cocktails.
Beautiful sunshine, while sandy beach’s and most memorable the unforgettable “Tarpon Shark”
Thanks for the memories
Jim and Shelly

Tara and Matt
Thank you for making our bucket list vacation as amazing as we hoped it would be.
You anticipated our every need.
Most of all our VEGAN meals were amazing! And so appreciated.
Not sure how we will cope at home without your deserts each night.
Let us know if you ever want to come to Indiana
We promise to return your great hospitality, you two are a great team.
Thank you so much
Dawna & Gary

February 2020

Wow what an amazing fun week.


This has been better ; more than I could have ever imagined.
You two are Great Hosts and Great PEOPLE, Glad you found Matt’s dinghy TARA, it is a good match.
Matt Thanks for only partly running me over and thanks for the great captaining and Bar tending.

“Matt & Tara
Can’t thank you enough for the most beautiful week in the BVI.
Your incredible generous hospitality, your bright and sunny dispositions and all your stories and time to spend engaging our group was so appreciated.
Matt you were our fearless captain getting us safely from port to port and putting up with all our requests and late nites, Thank You Tara our dining adventures will never match the level of cuisine and creativity you presented to us each day and night, Truly way more than we ever expected and added so much to our whole experience One we will never forget! We even captured many of it in photographs.
You are truly an amazing Chef!!
You both made our trip 5 stars and excised our expectations in every way, Thank You for everything and hope to share another week with you in the future.
Best to you always
The Coop Group”

“Dear Matt & Tara
Thank you so much for your hospitality, energetically organized direction for fun, Willingness to accommodate quirks and most of all your friendship.
You guys are perfect professionals, particularly at keeping a drink filled.
We have created some great memories, and will enjoy the pictures for years.
Susan ❤️“

New Years 2019/20

Dear Matt and Tara,
What an incredible week!
The Xenia is such a beautiful boat, and her beauty is enhanced by her fabulous crew.
Chef Tara your expertise in the galley is exceptional.
The food was not only delicious, but the presentation was always lovely.
Your love of what you do is evident in your daily joyful activities.
We appreciate your attention to detail and our special likes and dislikes.
We are greatful for all that you did to insure we were not only full, but happy at any given moment.
You made New Years extra special, I hope your energy is contagious as I plan to take some of your energizer bunny spirit home with me.
Captain Matt, you are wonderful.
Not only are you an extremely knowledgeable Captain, but your ability to make us all comfortable during each part of our charter is spectacular.
Your quite, yet hilarious sense of humor kept us laughing and entertained.
The fact that you seemed to know our individual personalities made it even more fun.
Your digs at Cameron we’re great!
We appreciate your willingness to adjust your plans when we wanted to,go,and,do specific activities - even at the last minute.
You and Tara make a great pair on Xenia and in life.
Mac and I also thank you for the map of our trip and our points of travel.
We will always treasure it and the memorizes of our time with you.
We wish you many years of happinesses and constant calm waters.
We are very blessed to now call you our friends.
Mac, Susan, lauren, Tatum, Cameron & Erin

Christmas 2019

Dear Matt & Tara (Xenia62)
On behalf of the entire Kadkhodaian and Ward Family, I want to thank you both for an Amazing week!
It is not often Pooria and I can get all 5 of our children together to have fun and celebrate Christmas in a bathing suit and adopt our crew into our family.
The Island hopping was amazing even on our rainy day!
We appreciate you both and the beautiful Xenia62.
We hope to see you shortly in the BVI, Grenada or Colorado or Italy?
You made our trip wonderful and we wish you both all the happiness , Love you both Anne Marie, Pooria, Ryan, Natahsa, Layton, Aiyana, Alex (Bagel Boy..

June 2019

June 24 - July 1
“Dear Tara and Matt
Thank You!
For a beautiful week we spent on Xenia 62 We will always remember this trip, thanks to the magic of Matt and his Drone!!
And Tara with her friendly smile and her expert hands in the kitchen, Everything was amazing, and always ready with warmth and honey.
We hope to return soon and visit our new friends in the paradise The BVi Claudia & Leon from Argentina❤️

June 2019

“To Matt and Tara
By far the best family trip ever..
Me drive boat, you were awesome.
Tara the food was awesome and so much.
Thank you again for the memories
The Sanches Family”

“Tara and Matt
Curt will never be the same after his daily eggs and bacon and his homemade lobster rolls.
You have ruined my 28 years of hard work
But seriously what a fantastic time we had on Xenia.62. The sailing (me drive boat) and the beautiful islands were amazing.
And the cooking HOLY COW! I am amazed how you can do what you do, never mind in a galley!! You rock. We had every amenity imaginable and we really appreciate everything you did for us, took us to see and made for us, what wonderful hosts Please look us up in Phoenix Love you both Big Bear and Laura❤️

May 2019

“Tara and Matt
Thank you for a wonderful week on the beautiful Xenia62!
We had an unbelievable time
The best food we have ever ate, the most incredible sailing imaginable, Beautiful islands and an amazing time around the dining room table!
And who could forget the Liverpool Championship game!
Thank you for keeping the paparazzi off our tails
You two are the BEST thank you for giving us our best vacation as a family ❤️❤️❤️
The Gilbert Family

May 2019


April 2019

We all truly enjoyed our cruise on Xenia 62 last week … Myself, Paul, our daughter, and her family ... The boys were particularly delighted to enjoy all the warm weather activities a couple of months ahead of our summertime!
Both Capt. Matt and Tara were fun, pleasant, attentive, and most helpful in creating this memorable week in The BVI’S.
And … Thank you for the lovely vase of flowers.
Sandra and Paul

April 2019

“Thank you so much for a wonderful week, We loved all the snorkeling, sailing, swimming and tubing.
We appreciate all you did to make things special for everyone”

“Thank you for a lovely week all the nice snorkeling, nice food, And indeed nice sailing and nice people”

“Thank you so much for this awesome and fun week I had one of the best times in my life”
Johah (aged 10)

“I had a great time with you guys I hope we get you again”
Jordan (aged 7)

Late March 2019

Dear Matt & Tara
We had a wonderful time on Xenia62.
You made the trip so special from gourmet meals to you accommodating our every desire.
Hard to keep everyone happy!!
Thank you so much this was spectacular
Jim & Joanne

Dear Tara and Matt
Our week at sea could not have been better.
Perfection was the rule of the day.
Thank you for a unforgettable experience Scott & Debbie

Dear Tara and Matt
What a great week!!
Thank you so much for making this such a phenomenal trip.
The food was the best we have ever had and consistently superb.
Your attention to every detail was so appreciated.
I don’t think we have ever eaten so well Matt your navigational skills were terrific and made us feel completely at ease.
Love Lori & Ed

Dear Matt & Tara
Thank you for the most incredible week sailing, snorkeling, dining and more dining!!
You are both a fabulous team together and we enjoyed your company.
Let’s talk food! WOW everything was beautifully presented and a great variety of everything..
Thank you again and again
Barbara and Drad

March 2019

Guest book review;

“Captain Matt and Chef Tara
Thank you so much for making our return trip so memorable.
Matt your no problem attitude amazed me.
Tara the food this week was absolutely wonder.
Keeping up with all of us was quite the job, but you handled us well.
Good luck with your future and if your ever in Missouri come see us.
Don & Sue”

“And amazing trip!
Thank you so much for such a nice experience!
We throughly enjoyed our whole trip
The snorkeling, sailing, meals, snacks everything!!
Thank you again so much
Bob & Suzi “

“We could not have picked a better couple, You are the best had a great time to remember for all time
Mike & Nancy”

Feb 2019

“Thank you for the most amazing time,
Trip of a life time ❤️ you are both inspiring and we truly enjoyed every minute!
Thanks for keeping us safe, fed, and of course all the laughs.
Best of luck to you both on your future adventures....
Beans & Getty”

“Tara and Matt, thank you for the best trip ever!
This week has been amazing, we enjoyed every second of it.
You are Spectacular people and I hope we get to come and do this with you again❤️❤️ Sam & Mike”

“Tara and Matt this was a wonderful trip!
You both made this fun and inspiring The sailing was great and the food Impeccable!!
A once in a life time trip - we hope to repeat❤️ See you on our next adventure
Carrie & Brian”

“Best Vacation ever!!
Every day something new!!
We loved not having to think about what we where going to eat next.
We both have never experienced a week like this and we thank you so Much for the experience!!
Hope to see you again soon!!
Bob & Dina”

January 2019

Matt Mullins Captain
Tara Phelan Culinary Magician, 1st mate

Here’s to the small ships
Here’s to the tall ships
But most of all
Here’s to the friendships
Made at sea

Tuesday JANUARY 8th 2019
Renaissance to St. Thomas USVI
In the early morning hours a mini-bus is wending its way through the streets of Renaissance to pick up a bleary eyed group of eight world travellers headed for a perilous trip of discovery to edge of the Atlantic Ocean namely the British Virgin islands. Unknown to them was the fact that British sailors had, 400 years prior, discovered the islands.

To the surprise of everyone the bus was able to handle the eight and their luggage in fine fashion. The music was handled by Don MacKay who managed to play Lyin’ Eyes by the Eagles at least 5 times. At this time the first witticism of the trip arose from one Mr. Simmonds who quoted that noted philosopher Robert Biddle who said and I quote “I know all the words to all the songs I know”.

The driver Eric finally located the labyrinth known as Miami Airport (MIA) using the technique of ever decreasing circles in spite of expert advice from Paula. The flight to St. Thomas was uneventful as everybody hopes for.

St. Thomas in general has not weathered the invasion of cruise ships or hurricanes very well but the staff at the Ritz Club was particularly proud of having brought the premises up to snuff very quickly after Maria. Let it be said that the bar and subsequent dinner were up to our lofty standards.

Tonight we anchored on land at the Ritz Club in St. Thomas following some clever negotiations by the Gnagys.

Wednesday January 9th
St. Thomas to Peter Island

After a copious buffet breakfast our next challenge was making it the Tortola ferry in time. But first we had to stock up on proper libations including something called Monkey’s Shoulder. The total amount purchased should have lasted for the entire month. The most time consuming part of this shopping expedition was finding suitable sized condoms for a member in the group.

At one time I thought the ferry trip would be 1-2 hours but 15 minutes later here we are facing customs into the British Virgin Islands a faraway spec in the realm of Queen Elisabeth II. Formalities completed, we pile into the local version of a taxi and head out to Nanny Cay where our home for the next 7 days awaits us. Along the way we witness first-hand the wreckage left behind by the hurricane and are amazed that half our bags didn’t fall off the back of the “taxi”.

And there she was, the Xenia, a 62 ft catamaran and to greet us was Captain Matt and his right hand mate Tara, a jack-of-all-trades and master of all.

At first glance the reaction was how the hell are we and our baggage going to fit on this boat.

After detailed analysis the “tall” passengers got the King Suites and the “short” people got the Queen Suites. To our amazement we had a shower, toilet (head), lots of storage and a comfortable bed although the headroom for said bed was minimal.
Tara greets us with great hors d’oeuvres and drinks giving us a heads up on what she will serve us for the next couple of days. Matt casts off and heads for the safety of Peter Island and casts anchor for our first evening.

Proper attire for the cruise was issued consisting of a classy blue T-shirt properly adorned with Xenia across the front and each individual’s name on the back. Certain individuals had mysterious numbers, others question marks, which will eventually be explained.

At this point, before our sea legs were properly adjusted Peggy of the famous Tumbling MacKay act decided to show us some fancy footwork only to end up in a crumpled pile in the doorway to the main room. A chorus of “Oh Shits” rose from the audience but after appropriate liberation from this awkward position it was determined that no really serious damage was done other than to her pride.

Tara’s first Cordon Bleu presentation gave us an inkling of the culinary standard to come from a galley the size of a phone booth. We then proceeded to drink half our trip’s medicinal supply.

Tonight the Xenia is anchored on the south side of Peter Island

Thursday January 10th
Peter Island to Prickly Pear Island

Today we sailed the coast of Virgin Gorda and planned to take a look at some land Richard Branson is developing on Necker Island but unfortunately Richard wasn’t in so we decided to pass on the opportunity. We went ashore on Prickly Pear and tried to figure out if the bar on the beach was being rebuilt or abandoned. In any case there was some pricey wood just lying on the ground and a few nervous goats hiding in the brush.

That evening we cast anchor in …….bay of Prickly Pear Island.

Friday January 11th
Anegada Island
Wonkey Dog, Cow Wreck Beach

This morning, at the “request” of Paula and John we set sail for Anegada a little known island lost in the upper northeast part of the British Virgin Islands which are themselves lost in the upper northeast part of the Caribbean Islands.

We set foot on the island at the Wonky Dog and patrolled this beach for some time. We then set forth to sample the beaches on the upper north side which, when looking straight north, would land you in St. Pierre & Miquelon, islands having a distinctly different climate.

On an other note this is the only island in BVI which isn’t some mountaintop sticking out of the ocean floor but more like a sand dune (coral reef) with the highest elevation being about 5 feet above sea level. It has a remarkable road network of concrete roads and legible street signs. There are three palm trees at the front of the bar, which have undoubtedly been imported from some other island being the only thing above 10 feet high on the island.

All of this background information is to point out the waves coming into shore at Cow Wreck Beach have travelled a long way and like to have some fun knocking over unsuspecting bathers. Beach cognoscenti know that beneath water waves are sand waves resulting in different ‘ledges’ as one enters the ocean or comes back on shore. So Clint, after frolicking in crystal green water began his way back to the bar and started to negotiate these ledges and just as he was elegantly about to climb the last one a rogue wave came roaring in and propelled him forward. In a valiant effort to regain his balance he tried to outrun the wave but was tackled from behind by a sea urchin resulting in an ungainly dive, face first into the sand thus regaling all those who witnessed his effort. He ultimately regained his composure, wiped off the sand and to his great consternation realized that no one gave a damn about his plight. That’s his story and he is sticking to it.

In a burst of logic it was decided to scratch the planned lobster pig-out at the Wonky Dog. Instead, Matt and Big John were dispatched to negotiate a deal to have the lobsters delivered to the boat where Tara could wield her magic.

Back on board the Xenia it was time to prepare for the highlight of the day namely the festivities associated with I’il Ellen’s birthday. In addition to the requisite Lo Cal cake Tara prepared us a meal of the biggest lobsters in recorded history while Matt hovered over our glasses to make sure no one went dry. All in all a meal fit for our gal Ellen.

Xenia stayed at anchor in the bay facing the Wonky Dog.

Saturday January 12th
Anegada to Marina Cay Scrub Island

Little is known of this day’s activities other than watching the planes come and go from Bear Island on Tortula and admiring a beautiful blue sloop with a mast at least as high as Xenia’s.

After some meandering back and forth Captain Matt set anchor for the night in Marina Bay off Scrub Island.

Sunday January 13th
Scrub Island to White Bay Jost Van Dyke

As usual the day started with warm sunshine and a favorable breeze allowing Capt’n Matt a leisurely sail to Jost Van Dyke and a visit to the renowned Foxy’s Bar. As you would expect the owner is named Foxy [Callwood] and is the local poet laureate. His forte is to spin local lore in a dialect understood by few.

After the requisite purchase of local apparel we proceed to prepare the midday meal when lo and behold we are joined by a festive group of 4 Crucians* who have sailed the ocean and joined us to celebrate Big John’s birthday. Included in the group are Paula’s sister Karen, her husband Rick and their boat mates Dave and Sue. Much merriment ensued with an embarrassing amount of Veuve Cliquot being consumed. These festivities ended around 3 pm to allow our newfound friends to make it back to St. Croix before dark. It also allowed sufficient time for Xenians to get in and out of the dinghy before dark.

The evening was taken up with the festivities associated with Big John and Clint celebrating their birthdays. On average they turned 73. Tara came up with a cleverly decorated cake adorned by a mini inferno that required much huffing and puffing on the part of the celebrants.
The two were presented with electronic drumsticks, which were pressed into service as bullshit meters.

• What they call people from St. Croix

The Xenia was moored in Great Harbor Jost Van Dyke

Monday January 14th
The Bight Norman Island

Today involved yet again a trip in the dinghy, In addition we decided to see the other side of Jost Van Dyke and headed for the Soggy Dollar. We all held our collective breath, piled into a very suspect truck/taxi and headed straight up the mountainside, stopped on the top, and then headed straight down the other side and collapsed on the beach and/or the bar. The big problem was we had to do the trip in reverse to get back to Xenia. The return trip included a scenic tour of downtown ………..

Tuesday January 15th
Dead Man’s Bay Peter Island
Another beautiful morning finds us off to the side of an area known for good snorkeling. As expected our most intrepid member DMacK fell overboard but fortunately was properly equipped with mask and flippers so off to the reef he went. Then our littlest mermaid decided to do likewise but was insistent that flippers were superfluous so all on board were very relieved when she finally made it back to the boat unharmed.

On to Cooper Island where the local resort had two attractions worth mentioning namely an ice-cream bar {serving sea-salt ice-cream, a delicacy known to a discerning few} and a rum bar serving up no less than some 180 different brands. An inappropriate time was spent here discussing the relative merits of different products and received Clint’s seal of approval when served “un p’tit ponch” a memory from his St. Bart days. It must be noted that the bartender was an Irishman, which at first thought would seem to be a recipe for disaster. But it was early in the day and he seemed to be quite knowledgeable about his inventory. The lunch was a glorious affair where the Xenia crew joined us all under the sponsorship of the MacKays.

Once passed the final dinghy challenge the group started their preparations for tomorrow’s departure but not before Tara served up Beef Wellington for 8! The supply of medication was depleted but for the half bottle of Monkey Shoulder scotch.
Xenia was moored on the north side of Peter Island for the night.

Wednesday January 16th
Nanny Cay Tortola

All good things must come to an end. This merry group of now seasoned sailors must take leave of Capt’n Matt and his trusty sidekick Tara, bid adieu to each other and return to reality.

The representatives from Triana and Upper Vittoria headed for the ferry to St. Thomas and flew back home to recover.

The two from Terra Bella, wanting to prolong their stay in the Virgin Islands took the Island ferry to St. Thomas and haven’t been seen since.

The last two from Lower Vittoria just could not face the trials and tribulations of everyday life and hopped, skipped and taxied their way to Port St. Charles Barbados where charter members of the SASS group awaited to prolong the merriment.

Dinghies are floating balloons and constitute the biggest challenge to occasional seafarers. It is physically impossible to enter or exit these things elegantly especially if the person is mobility-challenged. In our case once Matt was in it left precious little space for anyone else. His job was akin to the catcher in a trapeze act. We threw ourselves at him and if he caught us all was good. If not, the bottom of the dinghy was the net.

The sea is moving, the cat is moving, the dinghy is moving and you are not.

The Trooper of the Cruise Award goes to one Single Sock Simmonds who was able to follow the troop’s expeditions without missing a step.

The Sartorial Excellence Award goes to Don MacKay for his formal PJ on the night of the 13th.

Hard to describe are the early morning Sudoku sessions. Calm seas, sun rising in the east, Matt and Tara already up serving good coffee and pastries… sheer serenity.

The Xenia has up-to-date WiFi and a Bluetooth printer. Clint was able to download his Sudokus from his hometown newspapers. So much for being isolated from the rest of the world. Unfortunately IPhones worked perfectly.

Advances in technology now permit any island in the Caribbean, however small and remote to have satellite internet and TV. To whit we watched the NFL Championship Game, live and in color, sitting on a stool in Foxy’s Bar in Jost Van Dyke.

From 5000 passenger cruise ships to aircraft carriers to mega yachts to catamarans to sailboats to sport boats to dinghies et al how much money is floating around the earth’s

January 2019

Matt & Tara
To the Best Chef in the Virgins,
To great Captain and Bar Tender,
You both created a great vacation!!
Love, Don & Peggy

You are a fabulous Team!
Thank you for an amazing adventure
Love Murray and Ellen

Tara & Matt
Thank you for making our trip extra special We had a wonderful time.
Kindest, Paula and John

New Years 2018/19

We loved spending New Years with you!
Beautiful scenery wonderful family memories, Never went hungry- haha The Boyd tartan pasta was unbelievable We never lacked for anything!
We even had a new boy friend for Wiley!
She absolutely loved ❤️ captain Matt
She’ll certainly miss him.
We’ll looking forward to being back to the beautiful BVI’s Best of luck to you and Matt in the New Year and for the Years to come!

Christmas 2018

This trip exceeded all expectations!
From the moment we arrived Matt and Tara made us feel at home and so welcomed.
Their hospitality and kindness made for an amazing vacation.
Dylan and Ryan really enjoyed all the water activities, paddle boarding, snorkeling etc The boats accommodations were fabulous and SO comfortable.
The FOOD.. OMG there are no words to describe Tara’s amazing cooking!
Just fabulous!
Thank you Matt and Tara for the beautiful vacation and the wonderful memories Our family will have Love, Mark, Nicole, Dylan & Chef Ryan

November 2018

Gust comments to the Broker...

WOW! Absolutely the best I have ever chartered. Spectacular boat, accommodation, details reminiscent of Mandarin hotel in Singapore (my best ever.) But total trip was created beyond this world by Mat and Tara. REAL PEOPLE!!! The best personalities I have ever lived with for 7 days!!! Perfect for my crew, perfect for any crew. Safely, knowledge, superior meals, great listeners, and most of all, dedicated to the wishes and dreams of our crew. Wish I could take them home. Dream 70th birthday sail beyond compare!!! Want to sail in Grenada with them in 2019. Let me know available dates.
Tight lines and thank you. Rich

November 2018

The “old man” Rich
“I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; Found the beat tall ship in the BVI Xenia62, the best crew - Family and the stars (rock stars) Matt and Tara what a great birthday trip Destinations, adventures, food, the best.
Thank you Rich”

The “old Mans 70th Birthday Crew”
We came seeking open air, adventure and magic moments And we found them all on Xenia62 Thank you Tara and Matt for sharing your “back Yard”
So warm and willingly with us!
You are doing Xenia62 such honor with your hospitality From service to sweets- you two made an already amazing trip even better than imagined!
Here’s to smooth seas and tight lines as you adventures continue ❤️ from All

November 2018

“Where to begin!?!

An Absolutely Fabulous experience made seamless by Matt and Tara!
Tara’s skills in the kitchen are world class - each meal out doing the prior one.
Matt’s temperament is perfect for the job - easy going and safety conscious.
You guys worked your tails off and did it with a smile.
We hope to be back in the near future, in the meantime come visit us in California
Todd and Jeanne”

This was more than a vacation it was an experience to remember forever!
Matt and Tara are authentic and were born to host,
It felt like visiting old friends in paradise.
They take ownership of the yacht and go above and beyond to make the experience more memorable.
Every meal was ever more amazing than the one before.
We look forward to coming back with our little girl.
We would love for you to come visit so we can have the opportunity to take care of you.
Jaco and Rebecca”

“ much what everyone else said..
If the saying of “if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life is true,
Then it certainly applies to you both.
We all know that you both work hard, but make it all seemed so EFFORTLESS and ELEGANT..
Thank you both so much for showing and being a shinning example of true HOSPITALITY

Mick and Dina
AKA Snorkie

May 2018

Our cruise on the Xenia 62 was absolutely fabulous!!

The boat was immaculate and very comfortable. Matt was a skillful captain, good bartender, and he was a great entertainer for our grandchildren. Tara was an exceptional chef. All of our meals, and the presentation of them, far exceeded our expectations. Our only complaint is that the trip was too short.

Thank you. We will return!

April 2018

Dear Tara & Matt
Thank you for the incredible trip on the Xenia62!!
We had the most unbelievable time, the food was divine and the sailing as smooth and beautiful.
Thank you for showing our family the incredible islands and sights.
Thank you for accommodating to our dietary restrictions this week- the food was the best we have had!
We had such a lovely time getting to know you both and we hope we get to see you again real soon!
Thank you a million times for the best vacation!
Rebecca, Ben, Syd and Belly

March 2018

Matt & Tara
Thank you both for making this week magical.
The food was excellent and the drinks potent!
Thanks also for you camaraderie,
We can’t wait to come back
Cheny & Aida

Matt & Tara
Thanks so much for a wonderful trip,
We had a great time- as always we love planning the next trip down!
Great food, Great Sails and Great Company Kaveri & Leigh Anne

Tara & Matt
Thanks for a wonderful week in the sun :):) The food, drink,food, drink, food, food, food was excellent.
You both make it look so easy to entertain us!!
Love y’all
David & Karen

Matt & Tara
Most relaxing and enjoyable vacation of our life.
Thank you for spoiling us so well,
Without letting us see how much work was going on beneath the surface.
You guys are true professionals
Norm & Susan

March 2018

Dear Matt and Tara
Thanks for making our first trip on a catamaran the trip of a life time!
You two made the trip for us and the family so special and we’ll never forget Your hospitality, courtesy and sense of humor.
We appreciate all you did to make this adventure so wonderful.
If your ever in the American Birmingham, please give us a call.
Finally thanks for you recipes and your incredible cooking!
Love from Martha and Tom

February / March 2018

Matt & Tara
Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality onboard Xenia 62.
It was so nice to connect with you both again!
You are both AWESOME!!

Matt & Tara
Many thanks for an awesome week lots of laughs throughout the week with your amazing meals!
Hope to see you again someday for another adventure XXX

Kathy, Tom, Shawn, Dave, Mary & Lou

February 2018

Tara & Matt;
Thank you for an unforgettable experience!
It was fun getting to know you two, we loved all your morning greeting “good morning love” every morning.
We all felt to at home in your space, the layer back, casual atmosphere was just perfect for this crew!
We all love you both
Rob & Julie

Matt & Tara
You are both Awesome!!
Thank you for taking such good care of us this week, We had a fabulous trip.
Michele & Marc

Ditto Ditto despite being ill Tara you where always happy and your food was incredible, Jill & Paul

Matt & Tara
Thank you sooo much for all you did this past week!
We had the most amazing time!
You two are wonderful!
Your cooking was to die for!!
We love you and hope to be able to sail again with you some day!
Best of luck on all your sailing adventures!!
Greg & Char

February 2018

Dear Matt & Tara
We had such a great time! Best trip EVER!
From the food, snorkeling and Scuba etc it was the best.
Come to Maryland anytime we will show you our life on the water :) Leigh & Steve

Dear Matt & Tara
thank you so much for a wonderful week!
Bless you for taking care of Steve whilst recovering from his surgery, Your thoughtfulness was appreciated!
Hope to see you both again very soon,
We will miss you tomorrow!! XxX
Steve & Mary

Hi Guys the trip was Fantastic!!
We can not imagine ever doing another without ya’ll..
From Matts answering the endless questions to Tara’s tremendous meals You were both GREAT!
Thank you we hope to be able to charter with you again.
Micheal & Karen

Tara & Matt
Thanks so much for showing us the Virgin Islands Beautiful Boat, Great Food and wonderful hospitality.
A wonderful week of memories.
Lindsey & Billy Bob Denton

January 2018

The time of a lives! Thank you so much for the amazing week aboard, Great advice on the mountain beach Y’all are the best.
Jason & Amy

This trip has exceeded our expectations beyond belief!
The food was amazing Tara,
Thanks Matt for taking us to some beautiful places and keeping us all safe, Y’all are an amazing crew! Much Love!
David & Amber

Matt and Tara thank you for the best vacation ever!
From amazing food to gorgeous day sails to our next stunning location, Every bit of this trip has exceeded our expectations!
Thank you for putting up with our shenanigans this week!
We Love Y’all
Laine & Drew

The best trip of our lives!
Thank you the incredible service, memories and FUN!
Tara’s food was some of the best we’ve ever had.
Can couldn’t have asked for better tour guides Much love to you both we’ll certainly miss our time on Xenia 62❤️
Brian & Courtney

New Year 2017/18

Matt and Tara
Thank you so much for a fabulous Christmas Vacation, your boat is beautiful AND food was amazing, we loved it could not ask for better weather.

We had a great time thank you Tara and Matt for the amazing family tandem charter Wonderful weather, over the top food.
The 3 generations of Rodziks all 16 of us had a fabulous time.

Christmas 2017

Dear Matt and Tara
Thank you for such a wonderful Christmas Vacation.
Everything was perfect, the weather, the locations and the food!
Tara kept our bellies full and one of us gained 10 lbs..
Matt kept us safe and our Dilly Dilly’s cold.
Matt thanks for sharing your private reserve “Matt’s Stash” of Bud Lite Beers with us..
So glad you finally acknowledged the king of beers as your preferred swill..
Merry Christmas
The Noonans

October 2017

Dear Matt & Tara,
Thank you for a wonderful and memorable week -Sol’s magic fudge cure for sea urchin stings as well as the Rum Punch of course -Ted catching a bar jack with spare ribs -George buying the not so tasteful Caribbean shirts
- Charlie finding the ants nest on Petit Nevis
- Arnie in bed by 7.30
- Natalie snorkeling with a spotted eagle ray Tara the food was great, 3 amazing meals a day Matt thank you for making our virgin cruising holiday so much fun.
Until next time
The Arnolds

3rd - 12th August

Beautiful, comfortable, well maintained boat. Lots of toys. Top notch personable crew. I couldn´t ask for more. That was my 4th BVI charter- by far the best yet.
Robert Polk

28th March - 9th April

Dear Chrizaan and Jos

We have been looking forward to returning to you and Xenia but never expected to surpass our last amazing trip. It has been an unbelievable two weeks/ Exploring the BVIs with you has been breathtaking. Seeing it all afresh with Granny and Grandpa was something we never imagined. Thank you for finding so many stunning snorkeling opportunities- the BVIs are so alive with beautiful fish and unusual creatures. We have loved being with you again and thank you for all your efforts to make our trip so perfect- treasure hunt for the kids, crazy noodle and keeping our glasses full. Chrizaan your food was delicious! Ive been inspired!
Please, please, please visit us, how ever long the wait we would love to have you.
Wishing you boat the very best for your future. Lots of Love, Katie and Pete

19th - 26th March

Jos and Chrizaan

Thank you so much for a fantastic week in paradise! Both of you, as well as the yacht, exceeded our expectations in every way. Jos, thanks for driving our boys around to the Willy T (x4), tubing and keeping the two teenagers so well entertained throughout the trip. Chrizaan, your cooking was beyond amazing. Every meal better than the restaurants we have been to. You both made our trip so special and made sure we made the most of it. We couldnt imagine a better experience than the fantastic one we had with you.
The Ritters and McLaughlins

25th Feb - 4th March

Dear Jos and Chrizaan

Thanks so much for showing us such a great time aboard the Xenia! Your hospitality went over and above. Everything was perfect-the accommodations, the crew and especially the food! We never ate so much in our lives, but found ourselves always looking forward to the next meal!
Jos you chartered a perfect course for our trip. We managed to get everywhere we wanted to go even though there was swell. And you always got us the best spot to anchor wherever we went. You all made this the best sail we ever had. You are both very organized and efficient but also fun loving and tolerant of our craziness. We all had a blast and would love to go with you again sometime. Thanks again for everything!

February 2017

It´s hard to know where to start !

Our trip on Xenia so far exceeded our expectations that we were planning to do it again before we even left the boat.

First, Jos and Chrizaan were amazing. So attentive, always pleasant and accommodating. They made the trip. Their warmth, professionalism and attention to every detail was second to none.

Chrizaan´s cooking was incredible. We loved every single dish that she made.
We all wanted to take her home with us!

The boat was perfect , too. Beautiful spacious state rooms with more than ample storage. A separate shower and toilet area was a nice surprise.

Jos asked the right questions to allow him to plan our days in a way that gave us exactly what we wanted - each and every day.

We travel quite a bit and I can honestly say that this vacation was one of the best vacations we ever had.

Lynn Connaughty

1th - 18th August 2016

WE have been on many family trips, but this trip exceeded our expectations! This was due to both of you! Your warm hospitality and attention to detail surpassed any 5 star resort we have been to!
AS you saw by our constantly cleaned plates, your meals were extraordinary. You keep Ed smiling with the never ending bowls of chocolate Haagen Daz, and not one but two chocolate cakes! We enjoyed watching Jen and Charlie wake skate. Your patience and ability to teach new things made it look easy. Thank you for finding Lisas ring and escorting us through the caves. We always felt safe and comfortable on Xenia. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip. You are an awesome couple!
Love. The Longs

July 2016

Chrizaan and jos
What an amazing trip with 2 of the most gracious crew and now friends. From our initial greeting i knew that we will be well cared for. From seeing all the sights to gaining at least 10lbs from all chrizaans fabulous meals. What a gift you two are to the Xenia. The passion you two have for making sure that each person on the trip had a memorable experience will stay with me for ever.

We look forward to another trip next year. Im hoping for many years of happiness to you both. It is very deserving for a couple who works very hard at pleasing others. Thank you for an amazing holiday with friends.

Stay well,

June 2016

The trip was wonderful. The boat and crew fully met and exceeded our expectations. Jos and Chrizaal were wonderful. The food was fantastic. None of us had any complaints whatsoever. Thanks for all your help in rescheduling. The weather was perfect! HD

April 2016

Dear chrizaan and jos
After a week like this the hardest part is to say goodbye. Our big dream about sailing the caribbean with all our parents and kids came true.
You made this week spectacular. Every minute of our time was infused with your loving care and endless effort to come up with the most brilliant itinerary to visit the most amazing spots. Chrizaan every dish you served was a master piece. Every drink had a special touch. Jos your artistic video and photos will be the best memory of this unforgettable week. We all want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

March 2016

Thank you for your kind follow-up note. I know I can speak for every member of our group in saying that our trip was perfect in every respect. A few thoughts and observations:

Xenia 62 was in immaculate condition, hospital clean, well organized, well stocked and everything running as designed in excellent order. It was spacious, most comfortable and luxurious. The owner can take great comfort in knowing his yacht is being well run and well maintained by Jos and Chrizaan.

Most importantly we must compliment Jos and Chrizaan for their role. If one were looking for the perfect couple to represent the yacht´s owner, to serve as a duet of ambassadors for perfection in every respect, that would be Jos and Chrizaan.

Jos and Chrizaan made the trip a memory of a lifetime. In some order of chronology, let me begin by saying they made great contact with us prior to our arrivals, gave excellent directions, were waiting for us upon our arrival and welcomed us aboard Xenia 62 with snacks and drinks. It just kept getting better each day.

Jos is a gentle giant, kind, professional, in-command, attentive, proficient and polite. He works extremely well as a team with Chrizaan. Often that is not always the case and especially in close quarters over extended periods of time it can be difficult to be on top of your game each day and manage the work with each other. They are clearly a great team together and it showed.

Jos is clearly well respected in each location we stopped at and was excellent in handling and guiding us through Customs clearings. Some would have merely dropped us off and pointed to the Customs office and left. Jos did not. He guided us through the process and clearly was well respected by the Customs officers. This too speaks very well of Xenia 62 and its owner. The ramifications of that can´t be underestimated.

Chrizaan was simply over the top! Kind, gracious and fun. Each meal she prepared was a 6 star presentation and culinary delight. Not one menu was repeated!!

Her servings were ample, the quality outstanding, presentations were a work of art (so much so we started taking pictures of each meal as she and Jos served them to us). We were amazed at how skilled Chrizaan was to prepare essentially 30 meal servings per day (the eight of us and the two of them) at a 6 star level, each meal served on-time and prepared in a relatively small galley. That takes considerable planning, skill, coordination and timing to have everyone´s meal so perfect each and every time.

They also were kind enough to have some birthday decorations and a special meal for two in our group who had birthdays during our trip. It´s that kind of extra-mile attention to detail and kindness that separates our experience from the competition.

She serviced our rooms and kept them spotless in a way that if you were not focused on her, she completed those tasks before you even noticed.

Suffice to say both Jos and Chrizaan were up well before any of us and went to bed after we did. We are the all members of the Jos and Chrizaan Fan Club. They breed loyalty, dedication and repeat business.

It is clear that Jos and Chrizaan take great pride and pleasure in their work and that benefited each of us on our trip.

We simply can´t say enough good things about our entire experience. We were so impressed and got along so well with Jos and Chrizaan that we invited them to stay with us should they ever find themselves in the Los Angeles area. That sums up our experience and respect for them. The owner of Xenia 62 is very lucky to have them as his representatives.

March 2016

Dear Broker,
Have to tell you, you knocked it out of the park on this one! Everything is what we hoped it would be and more. Jos and Chrizaan are lovely, and food and hospitality and professionalism ideal. We are having a wonderful time and this boat and its quality are over the top. Thank you so very much for the recommendation. We are already talking about doing it again when the kids are in school so we would have more flexibility on timing and prices.

Thank you again for checking, it has been spectacular so far!

All the best

New Years 2015/16

Sorry for the slow response. Were back to reality.

Our holiday on Xenia 62 was fantastic! It exceeded every one of our expectations. The boat is beautiful. The accommodations were perfect for our family. Jos and Chrizaan are wonderful hosts and very nice people. They are very professional, knowledgable, personable, and friendly. They took great care of us.

Jos and Chrizaan know the BVIs like the back of their hands. We planned a route every day, sailing to a beautiful spot for lunch and snorkeling, and then on to a perfect anchorage for the evening.

Jos skippers the boat effortlessly, as if hes done it all his life. He put Xenia 62 in the best part of the anchorages for whatever activity we intended to do. Chrizaan is a wonderful chef. Meals were five star. We couldnt figure out how such delicious food could come from such a small galley! She modified the meal plan to accommodate one of our childrens eating preferences without skipping a beat. Our eldest son paid Chrizaan the highest complement by asking if my wife could get the recipes and cook like this at home.

The whole experience was so wonderful that we didnt want to leave when our week was over. Surely well be back at some point.

Thanks for helping us put it together.

Take care,

February 2015

Being boaters and loving the water, we dreamed of a caribbean adventure in the British Virgin Islands to celebrate our beloved husband and fathers 70th Birthday. Our dreams came true on the sleek, elegant, relaxed and secure Xenia catamaran.
The Yacht, salon and staterooms far exceeded our expectations and were more like you would find on a boutique cruise ship, linens and amenities superior. the lustrous teakwood thorough out glowed with a honey hue, rich and warm,
as were the crew.
Gareth the perfect host and admirable and steadfast captain, keeping us in calm and silky azure waters and picturesque beaches and ports, no cruise ships in sight.
Kristine, the consummate hostess and chef, created epicurean delights from scratch with just the right fusion of sweet and savory, perfect medley of nutrition and flavor. The table was set elegantly each night with an array of colors and designs.
We expected a great trip but they both went above and beyond even taking underwater pictures of the family with colorful sea life making our experience a Magical Trip of a Lifetime.
Thank you, Champ, Peggy Sue, Casey, Christine, Gary, Juliet, and Emily

New Year 2014/15

Me and my family are one day back from the best family vacation of my life and want to thank you for your help in arranging a fantastic trip and connecting me & my family with Gareth and Kristine. Having never chartered a boat before, I wasn´t sure what to expect but what I do know is that Xenia is a tremendous yacht and much more importantly, Gareth and Kristine are tremendous. They are true professionals who struck an incredible balance of knowledgable boat captains, safety marshals, incredible chef (Kristine in particular) sailing instructors, friendly yet firm when needed with kids, and generally very conscientious about all of our needs from drinks, to scuba, to water skiing, etc. We all would want them to join us in any game or event as they were so fun and interesting to be with. While always flexible, they also always had a good plan in place with several options depending upon our prevailing desires and energy level. Additionally, I had a personal goal of learning some sailing details and Gareth would continue to ask me to participate and show me aspects of sailing this beautiful boat when I´m sure it would have been easier to do it all himself.

While I haven´t chartered before, I am also in the service business and I know they delivered tremendous, world class service and as such I hope I have the opportunity to work again with you and your company and will hope to have the good fortune of seeing Gareth & Kristine again in the future.

Many thanks,
Topher Callahan

Christmas 2014

We are out of words to express what a wonderful charter you put us in. First Gareth and Kristine are extremely fun and professional. Never before have we had 17 exquisite meals in a row. What an accomplishment!
The boat has a beautiful teak interior and is kept in mint condition.
Activities were numerous and fun for both generations in our family.
Each of us has voted for their individual preference:
Flexibility in schedule (Vanessa)
The anchoring locations (Maria)
The views (Ana)
The sailing part and helping with the sails and anchor (Nick)
The Soggy Dollar (Olivier)
Water skiing and hiking in Salt Point (Helena)
Kit surfing and the Bitter End (Phil)
Seeing the entire family so very happy (Jose)
We could go and on but we don´t want Gareth to get too much of a big head, ha.
Thanks for creating these memorable moments for all of us
We wish you the very best
From all of us
The Cortes family

December 2014

We loved everything about Xenia: The boat design, the comfortable cabins, the sailing, the lovely beaches, and above all, Garreth & Kristine attention and friendliness. Every moment was perfect, the food was wonderful, words cannot describe this magical week.
We will be there again next May and it is our intention to repeat the cruise on December 2015.
This was the best of our eight catamaran trips.
Best Regards,
Fernando, Marcia, Antonio, Irma, Marcio, Claudia, Luiz & Lucia.


Gareth and Kristine,
Each time we come back to the BVIs we think, how could this trip top the last one. Well you succeeded. The food stood out as the best EVER! The sailing on perfect winds was the best ever! Because everything was seen to by you guys we were truly able to relax, play games, and enjoy our family vacation. It is so difficult to disembark, but know that a little piece of each of us will remain with you.
Thank you for helping me make this our best trip yet. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Until then, our prayers and best wishes for safe travels and a wonderful life
Your friends,
The Texas C´s.


Kristine and Gareth,
Our deep and sincere thanks for creating a spectacular memory of such a beautiful place. From Normal Island, Peter Island, New Years with you, and Anageda, it was all spectacular.
The food, your skills and sailors and hosts, and all you did for us were much appreciated.
Thanks, may fair winds always bless your way


Gareth and Kristine,
I found myself wondering how I could make all this wonderful adventure continue! You both are consummate professionals with great poise and style to boot. Karen and I will remember your great care an attention for many years to come! It is rare to not have any complaints about a vacationeverything was perfection. Kristine, your culinary creations could stand with the best restaurants and your attention to individual preferences was superb. Gareth, it was very clear early on our voyage that you love sailing and are an expert in all aspects of seamanship. You guys are a great team and we felt like royalty under your care. We love you guys
Bill and Karen
(and what a cute couple you are!)


Gareth and Kristine,
Thank you so much for an amazing trip! Gareths love of sailing was wonderful to see and made this a true sailing adventure. Kristines contribution to the trip was unbelievable- the meals coming from the galley-everyone- was beyond wonderful! Especially considering she had to deal with two children (that eat nothing), a vegetarian, and a gluten free in the group- truly an amazing feat!
Thanks both of you have made this wedding trip for my son the best we have ever had.
Ric and Sue

Wedding charter

NOTE: Guest comments from last boat Gareth and Kristin were on by the name of BLISS.

Thank you so much for such an amazing trip!!!It was so much better than we could ever have hoped for, and not just because it was Marc and Mels wedding, but in large part because of your expertise in matching each group with the right boat and crew. All the yachts were spectacular and everyone really praised their crews all week. However, I need to put in a special plug for Gareth and Kristine on Bliss.

Ric and I have done several charters in the past, from bare boating to crewed and NONE came close to this trip. From the moment we stepped on board all our expectations were surpassed.

Though Bliss is a gorgeous and extremely comfortable catamaran, my biggest praise for the success of the trip goes to the crew themselves.

Gareth takes great pride in Bliss and keeps her in pristine condition. He really went out of his way to make everyone feel safe especially while trying new young grandchildren and a close friend learned to snorkel on this trip and he was always right alongside with the dingy to ease their fears. His love of sailing and knowledge of the area made for a great trip. We routinely sailed more than the other boats in our group and he brought us to a few different spots he knew we would enjoy when the itinerary with the others allowed. One night we moored at Monkey Point.we were the only ones there, the stars were spectacular and snorkeling was the best of the trip.

Poor Kristine had her hands full with our group (2 children that eat nothing, 1 vegetarian, and 1 no flour and sugar).Somehow she came up with the most amazing meals that fit our restrictions and that EVERYONE loved, even the kids ate better than I have ever seen. Ric was particularly impressed with all the desserts and sweet extras she made like greeting us with fresh chocolate chip cookies when we came back from a swim. Kristine is truly a top notch chef and her meals were better than most high end restaurants. I really wanted to take her home with me.

But most of all EVERYTHING they did for us they did so willingly and with a it was no problem at all. They were both great with the kids and us oldies too.They just made us all feel special and pampered all week. Gareth and Kristine are an exceptional team and are a great asset to Bliss.


Dearest Gareth and Kristine
Thank you is an understatement. You both treated me like royalty and were so patient and kind looking after the non sailor and at time non swimmer. I will have to go to the tailor to add inches to my waistband the food sun, wind, and laughter will be remembered always. Thank you both ever so much and I thank the yacht, she is a lovely ship and she kept us safe and sound.
Happy sailing, love you all


Kristine and Gareth
Thank you for your tireless efforts, perfect route, perfect food, perfect dives, perfect snorkeling, and perfect chef.
Please take care of our heart, it will be with you.
Certainly we will return and we will never forget this wonderful trip
Best Wishes, Love, Be happy and Take Care


Kristine and Gareth
Thank you for the wonderful trip. Everything was perfect! The itinerary, the food, the activities, and especially the attention and care we received. We will see you next year
Marci S.

JULY 2013

Gareth and Kristine
Thank you for an awesome week! Both of you went out of your way to take special care of us. The children will never forget the tubing, cooking, snorkeling, kayaking, and detailed attention they received. We wouldnt think of chartering a boat again without you. Great Lobster!!!!!
See you next time
Anna and Jose

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