Friday, July 01, 2011

Yacht Charter Comments : SANDCASTLE

We have received client comments from charterers we had aboard the charter yacht Sandcastle, a 72-foot Irwin ketch, this May 2011.

Charter Yacht SANDCASTLE - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters in the Virgin Islands
Sailing & Diving Vacations in the USVI & BVI

Charterers were a group of 3... Husband & wife with 78-year old mother (who still dives!)
  • How did you enjoy your charter?
It was wonderful!
  • Did you find your crew to be helpful, accommodating and friendly?
Rik and Ann treated us like old friends.  They were very helpful, and so much fun!  We were a tough bunch--picky eaters (one vegan, one just picky) and they really worked with us to make us incredible meals.  Also, one was 78 years old, one with poor balance….not quick getting around and in and out of boat/dingy, but Ann and Rik were always supportive and patient.  Lots of fun playing Trivial Pursuit and euchre with them.  We really felt at home on the Sandcastle.       
  • Was the yacht comfortable, clean and well maintained?
  • How would you describe the quality and presentation of the meals served on board ?
I took pictures, the presentation was so good!  All vegan meals, and great variety.  Really, really good food!  And Rik is a fantastic bartender!
  • How did you find the services offered by Paradise Connections ?
  • Would you be interested in taking another yacht vacation in the future? 
Not likely, this was a once in a lifetime experience… If we do another, it will be more than 10 years from now.
  • If so, would you like to charter the same yacht and crew?
  • Did you stay in a hotel before or after your charter?
Yes -- both the night before and night after charter.
  • If so, which one and what are your comments?
Hotel 1829.  Close, clean; clean but small pool.  Airconditioned.  No one to help up & down the numerous stairs with bags….there was someone to help my mom (78 years old) when she arrived, which was lucky since she could not have carried her bag up safely.  Stairs tough to negotiate even without a bag.   So would not recommend unless very strong and good balance.  Also not great since no food in bar--my mom went without dinner when she arrived, as going into town was too much of a hike for her and she didn't want to go out alone.  It was an inexpensive hotel and close to ferry, so it worked well for us.

Rik & Ann

The charter yacht Sandcastle is a 72-foot Irwin ketch with a owner-operator crew of two. Sandcastle is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests. There are two full-width guest cabins with King-sized berths and ensuite head/shower, plus the library settee converts into a Queen or can be configured as single upper/lower bunks.  The settee in the forward cabin can also be converted into a twin berth, so the guest accommodation is quite flexible. Onboard diving available.

Contact Paradise Connections to arrange your sailing vacation with Ann & Rik aboard the charter yacht Sandcastle.

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