Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Charter Catamaran Aldebaran: Guest Comments

The other day we blogged that the charter yacht Aldebaran, a 57-foot Lagoon catamaran, has a new crew this season, Oliver & Naomi.

Here are comments from Aldebaran's New Years charter:
To sum up our thoughts in one word we would simply say AMAZING. The trip exceeded our expectations and we had the best time. We were able to relax peacefully, yet explore and eat some amazing foods!

Nay was a fabulous cook and there wasn't a single meal we didn't love. Breakfast was perfect, we would have simple breakfasts some mornings with bagels or croissants, or more elaborate breakfasts such as bacon or salmon and eggs. Can't forget the wonderful fresh fruit bowls she served us almost daily! Lunches were yet another amazing feast. We had pasta for lunch quite a few times, but were fabulous every time. I think the pasta with shrimp was our favorite. Although the mussels were amazing too! We would often have an afternoon "nibble" made up of cheese trays, hummus, or other little snacks. Dinners were better than we imagined as well. We had filets, tuna, mahi mahi, and much more. Just as we thought we couldn't eat more, Nay would bring out one of her scrumptious desserts. She cooked some amazing desserts such as a lemon tart and carrot cake for Macie's birthday. I should also mention the cocktails Oli would mix up for us, he was always trying something a little different and new and never failed us!

Although it seems like all we did was eat, we also had a wonderful time exploring the BVIs. We visited Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, Tortola, Cooper Island, Salt Island, Peter Island, Indians, and Norman Island. On Jost Van Dyke we all enjoyed the Bubbly Pools. The Baths in Virgin Gorda were breathtaking. Along our travels we saw dolphins and sea turtles. On New Year's Eve we all ventured in to Tortola and took on some island night life. There were performers on stilts and fire burning sculptures in the waters. We all enjoyed snorkeling and saw some amazing sea life. We were able to snorkel on an old ship wreck and around some beautiful reefs. We also tubed behind the dinghy and kayaked to shore a couple of times!

Much like everything else the boat itself also exceeded our expectations. We all enjoyed the front part of the boat and laying out on what we called the "trampoline". Oli would hang the hammock or a tent for us to get some shade, which was a nice break from the sun. The rooms were plenty enough for us, as you don't spend much time in them anyways. Eating out on the deck area was a pleasure and the views were always amazing.

And last but certainly not least, Oli and Nay. They were GREAT! We had so much fun with them. They did a wonderful job making us feel at home and taking care of whatever we could possibly need. Oli was a wonderful captain and we had a fabulous time sailing with him! They did a great job showing us around the BVIs and helping us make memories we will have for a lifetime!

Thanks for all your help with the planning, couldn't have asked for a better vacation. We would certainly love to do a trip like this again someday and would recommend it to anyone!

Score one for the newbies! To learn more about the crew and Aldebaran's special offer for 2013 charters CLICK HERE.

Catamaran Aldebaran - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

Aldebaran is a 57-foot Lagoon catamaran with a crew of two, Oliver and Naomi. Aldebaran is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to six guests in three cabins, each with Queen-sized berths and ensuite head/shower.  They also have a small single berth mid-ship in the port hull passageway (not a separate cabin). Aldebaran has a 14-foot dinghy with 60HP motor, waterskis, kneeboard, tube, wakeboard, wake skate, standup paddleboard, two surfboards, kayak, snorkel gear, hammock, TV/DVD in main salon, 2 portable DVD players, Playstation3 with 5 games, computer on board for checking email, etc.

Looking forward to your inquiries! 

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