Scuba Diving Charters
CHARTER ON A YACHT FOR THE DIVING ADVENTURES OF YOUR DREAMS
The British and US Virgin Islands and the Bahamas offer some of the Caribbean’s best SCUBA diving. Famous dives such as the Wreck of the Rhone, Angelfish Reef, Danger Reef, Wreck Alley, and Jeep Reef are just a few mentions. Clients get to dive right from the stern of the boat with divemasters/instructors on board. You have to bring proof of your SCUBA diving certification. If you need to do a refresher course to get you up to speed if you have not dived in many years, just complete this before arrival or at a resort before stepping on the charter yacht. Some captains and crew members have SCUBA Instructor licenses. The yacht offers various diving courses, including Discover Scuba, for those wishing to try before committing to a full Open Water dive course. Rendezvous diving is offered by other boats (a dive company will meet you at anchor, and you transfer to their fully equipped dive boat), and some yachts even hook you up with a dive instructor for a certification course.
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Our family can’t thank you enough for our wonderful trip around the BVI’s. This was our first catamaran trip and you have exceeded all expectations. Captain-you’ve made us feel safe the entire time, and you have been the perfect tour guide. Even on an abbreviated trip, I feel like you did a perfect job of directing us to the highlights. And the chef-I have you to thank for the extra 5 lbs we are going home with! Your food has been amazing-no need for finding restaurants off the boat-your cooking was far better. You all made us feel immediately at home. The MARIAH PRINCESS is lucky to have this crew. We hope to sail with you again.
Loved every minute of our adventure with Segundo Viento and her crew. Every day was a surprise with new sights, fabulous meals, water toys, beautiful beaches and superb hospitality. Our anchorages were gorgeous and we always felt safe. Great snorkeling. Memories and sites that we will never forget! We look forward to seeing you both and Segundo Viento again soon.
(Review is from crew’s previous yacht) We had an absolutely amazing time. We loved everything from snorkeling, diving and sailing. The service and the food were terrific. The service and the food were terrific. Thank you for taking such good care of us. We were delighted that you guys were our crew!
Dear crew, your service was impeccable and we don’t know how we can even describe how amazing you all are as people. We have grown to greatly appreciate each and everyone of you. Chef, your meals were outstanding better than any restaurant we can possibly imagine. I really enjoyed talking about horses with you. Stew, Thank you for putting up with all of us and waiting on us hand and foot. Captain you are the best captain we have ever known. Enjoyed all your stories and thank you for paying attention to every single detail. You are so friendly and the trip wouldn’t have been the same without you. And thank you for everything. Thank you all soooooo much for your wonderful attentiveness, kindness, sense of humour and service. This is a first for Shafer and I and hopefully, not the last BVI boat experience. Everything was great! You all are such a great team. It is my hope that we can do this again in the not too distant future with our family. We had a great time meeting you all and some new Texan friends. Please come and see us in Steamboat Co . if you get a chance. Best to you all. In short, our crew is amazing and exceeded our expectations! God Bless.
We have chartered three times already and have had some extraordinary experiences.. none of them compare to Justified Horizons. It goes without saying that the boat is beautiful, she has everything that you could ever want. However, a charter is really “made” by her crew, and this crew are superb, fun, smart, accommodating and chef was a whiz in a galley kitchen. A wonderful experience all around!
Thank you for the most amazing week. I have never seen the kiddos come out of their shell like this before. They adore you all so much and you created so many memories for them! Seriously, from the chef being in a mermaid costume, and giving giving cooking lessons and the captain teaching Eva her new favorite game- you guys cannot be topped! I have loved every moment from this trip and cannot wait for the next. Thank you for taking such good care of us!!
This was our first family vacation, on a sailing yacht. The crew were so wonderful from day 1! We learned so much about hikes off the islands, sailing, swimming holes, best food spots, and so much more. This was an amazing experience of a lifetime within the beautiful Virgin Islands. Hospitality was beyond expectations and hope to do another sooner rather than later! We loved every day and our kids couldn't have enjoyed it anymore than they did! Thank you many times over!
Thank you so much for an incredible week that we will never forget! You both blew away our expectations, from the amazing meals that the chef worked so hard on to the Great Captain. We loved every single day and every moment. You both were incredible hosts always making us feel so spoiled! We appreciate every detail and all the beautiful spots you took us to! Can't thank you enough!"
It’s hard to put into words how amazing that trip was, but I will try. Here are some thoughts:
First off, the crew was amazing. The captain is great; a wealth of knowledge and experience, great sense of humor, patient (especially with the teenaged boys) and kind. I enjoyed talking with him and thought he took a real interest in our group, which was a bit diverse. He was extremely attentive to everyone on the boat, always asking if we needed anything, and even serving coffee. I didn’t expect that level of service from the captain, but the best thing about him was just talking with him. The deckhand, was a real pleasure. Everyone loved her, the adults and kids. She was fun to dive with and was awesome keeping the little and big kids happy on the water. Very patient and helpful at all times! Since she was always around on deck, I seemed to talk with her the most. I could just tell through our conversations that she is just a really nice, amazing person. A special shout out to the crew for putting up with little kids (8-9 yrs old), teenage boys, and my daughter’s boyfriend who I even find annoying! And, my brother-in-law and I could be just as childish as the kids sometimes too!
The boat was very nice. It was well-kept and clean. Sailing was a lot of fun and we enjoyed when the captain put up the sails and aloud us all to help with driving. I’m not sure we could ever do another boat after experiencing the Tranquility.
The weather was mostly awesome other than some clouds the first day and a bit rougher seas that day. However, it was mostly sunshine all week and very calm.
I thought the captain did a great job designing a route to allow for great diving, but also allow the non-divers get in the water and have fun. We also loved the bars we stopped at – Willy T, Saba Rock, Bitter End, Foxy’s Taboo, Foxy’s, Ivan’s, Soggy Dollar. We also went to the Baths. It feels like we went everywhere anyone would want to go, some places I haven’t even mentioned. I’m not sure what we could have missed.
o Seeing constant smiles on my youngest son’s face all week, as well as his two cousins of similar ages. It was a real joy seeing the 3 of them enjoy the water so much all week long.
o Spending quality time with my brother and sister in law all week that I don’t see that often. I would say the same for the time I spent with my college friend.
o Just sailing from anchorage to anchorage, enjoying the scenery, and mostly relaxing with my wife during those times. We also would find time alone in the morning with our coffee/tea before the rest of our group woke up. The mornings before breakfast when it was quiet was awesome.
o Multiple dives and snorkeling
o Foxy’s and Soggy Dollar
o Best painkiller goes either to Foxy’s Taboo or Andrea on the boat. All were good though and we tried them all! My brother-in-law tried to tell me Ivan’s was the best, but I couldn’t trust his judgement at that point in the day…
Everyone from my group loved the experience. The BVIs are more amazing than I really even thought. Sailing was even more fun than I thought. At the end of the day, the crew made the experience. I couldn’t imagine being stuck on a boat all week with a crew that had a different approach. Thanks so much!
No idea where to start… this has been a trip to remember for a lifetime. It is our 25th anniversary and we chose 4 of our favorite couples. Our trip here has surpassed our expectations by far! The location and the boat were amazing. The difference maker was the crew. The food was as great as I have ever experienced at some of our favorite restaurants. Your hospitality, personalities, etc. made the trip!!! Thank you for such a wonderful experience! I hope to see you both again.
The crew are really special people…friendly, thoughtful, service oriented, always available to help, professional, lovely. They are truly amazing crew. We highly recommend them. No words would adequately describe the miraculous dishes that came out of that galley! I was wondering how the chef would pull off another week of fabulous cuisine without repeating dishes we experienced last year, but she did!! We didn’t request new dishes but her creativity and presentation impressed everyone. Our experience on Karma was top class, and we will most certainly do it again!
Above and beyond friendly and accommodating! The food wasn't good, it was FANTASTIC!!! Absolutely well presented!!! Beautiful areas! The captain knew exactly what we wanted and he made sure we were there. This was the best vacation any of us have ever have. It was relaxing, It was adventurous, It was exciting and it was new! The Crew made us feel at home. They worked so hard so we could sit back and relax! Thank you!!
The crew were the absolute best! They were kind, ensured we were taken care of at all times, and made us feel like family. It was everything we had hoped for!! The chef did an excellent job working the menu to a somewhat difficult group based on eating allergies and likes/dislikes. They had the week pretty much planned out but asked for our input. As they know the area so well, I would go with their recommendations. The live band in Christmas Cove was a blast. My goal for the trip was a fun family outing with relaxation and we definitely achieved that. Additionally, Euphoria is a beautiful boat, luxury, immaculate and has all amenities. A huge Thank you to Euphoria and her crew for providing our family a vacation we will never forget.
Every single thing about our trip was perfect. The Seahome was beautiful the crew was clearly the best crew at sea! The smallest details to the biggest were taken care of along the way. There was plenty of space for our family to be together and to find relaxing space. The captain kept us well entertained... paddle boards, tubing, scuba, snorkel, cliff jumping, sunset sailing, hiking, playing at secluded beaches, dingy rides, hammock chairs, fishing. He took us to the most amazing places and gave us a sense of calm confidence that had all of us participating in all of the activities.
The chef’s ability and dedication to creating magical ambiance for EACH meal (3x per day) was unreal. Chef... where to begin? From my morning to coffee to our evening meal his abilities are astounding! Not only is his food melt in your mouth delicious but his plating techniques are beyond impressive. I could not have been more impressed with the culinary experience. It was truly Michelin level. Absolutely perfect! The only bad part was leaving and the ugly cry I had.
I've been wanting to do a catamaran cruise with our very good friends for a decade. I built it up so much in my mind I was afraid I was going to be a bit disappointed. In short, I wasn't. In fact, it exceeded my expectations.
You definitely need to go with people you want to spend time with and share in the many really cool moments that happen on a vacation like this. What I didn't think about was the critical role the crew play because for one week they basically become part of your family. The crew, by the end of the cruise, they were family indeed. We literally wanted to adopt them both. I've never met a more capable captain and person. She's smart, personable, adventurous, fearless and takes great pride in her boat and service. The chef was, how do I put it...hilarious. His personal skills are second to none. He added some much to our fun, our conversations and was an excellent chef and sailor as well. The two of them made a fantastic team. I'll definitely go on another cruise and when I do I'll be sure to request them!
Our trip was centered around our grandkids ages 6, 8, 13 and 15 and they had the time of lives! Every detail was taken care of by the crew - they engaged the kids In activities, played games with them, prepared feasts with the kids and showed them a wonderful week in the BVI. The crew are incredibly smart, outgoing and take care of Twin Flame in unmatched skill. We can’t wait to sail with them again. The kids all cried when we left the crew and Twin Flame - adults shed a few tears too. What a memorable time that will live on in our hearts forever, until the next time - keep your head up, Bro! 😂🥰
We know it would be a fabulous trip, but the experience surpassed our already high expectations! Sara and Mike - you are an incredible team that created and environment so calm, so perfect, so peaceful, and so satisfying! The food was divine! Snorkeling was spectacular…and the sailing was ideal… full of big winds blowing just the right way! We appreciate how you anticipated every need and offered lots of options to ensure each of us had a spectacular vacation! Thank you so much Cynthia for sharing your beautiful boat and crew! Looking forward to our next adventure together!!
When we set out on out island adventure I knew we would be treated to a relaxing sail in a beautiful setting. What I could not have known is that we would be treated to spectacular cuisine, lovingly prepared at each and every breakfast, lunch, and dinner and snack break. I could not have known we would be treated to a captain who would also serve as our patient, creative, and knowledgable guide to the islands who would whisk us to the hidden gems, such as the ideal snorkeling and diving spots, that would make our trip truly special. Spending a week with your senses of humor, attention to detail, adventurous spirit, and steady hands truly took our vacation to a different level. Thank you for a trip of a lifetime and best of luck to you both.
Thank you all so much for an amazing adventure! Everything about it was perfect. The chef was exceptional in the kitchen. The meals you cooked were beyond amazing, more than we ever could have expected. Your hospitatlity made our experience one we'll never forget. Hopefully another one very soon.
Thank you for such an amazing experience. The crew really spoiled us this week! We felt so comfortable and relaxed. The crew is a great team
Our Dearest Crew- beautiful people, amazing week! We cannot THANK YOU enough for this experience! The food we have never experienced any so wonderful! Your knowledge of the boat, this area and places to stop and snorkel are unsurpassed! We are in love!! The “okay guys” clap will be missed! Until we meet again, which we will!
Our family gifted ourselves a Virgin Islands trip for Christmas, but we also got a surprise Christmas gift; and outrageous week of memorable first time experience on Island Hoppin. The meals were gourmet quality preparations of fresh fish, prime quality meats, sauces, and accompaniments that easily equalled any fine dining restaurant. Captain’s knowledge of desirable Virgin Island destinations made each day a new adventure! Best of all the hospitality mentally made us feel welcome and simultaneously well served. A great trip on a great boat with fantastic people!!!”
Thank you so much for a spectacular time! Although I arrived home to a full house and Thanksgiving preparations, how could we not miss the warm Caribbean and pampering we received on the Southern Comfort! From the time we arrived on the boat until the time we had to leave, you made our trip exceed any expectations that I conjured up in my mind. The catamaran was very well maintained and beautiful. A great vessel for respite from the daily grind.
The sailing, snorkeling, hiking, diving and swimming were just the adventures that our group were looking for. The crew were great Captains, cruise directors, chefs and staff. We were all amazed at the spectacular service provided to 8 people by just the 2 of you. The food was so delicious and diverse. Quite a feat in a small kitchen! You are quite an amazing chef. I’m still waiting for the cookbook! Everything you served was fresh, flavorful and visually delightful! A foodie paradise, if you will. I would highly recommend this experience to everyone. You both made our first sailing experience an extraordinary adventure!Thank you for everything and please keep in touch. You are wonderful people who we really enjoy and admire. Take care and have a healthy happy holiday season.
We had a fabulous trip. It was truly amazing! Crew was great. The captain picked up on our sarcasm pretty quickly and joined right in with us. It was fun with him being our same age. He was always helping the crew with whatever. Often times a hard worker in the kitchen too, was very quiet and soft spoken and often we had to tell her to smile but she was super sweet and obviously young so I can see how we were a bit intimidating. She would open up in more one on one type situations. She is a very hard worker! The stewardess was great. So funny and joked with us and always there to help and get us whatever we needed. She fit right in perfectly. The chef was amazing. Food was incredible. He said we were his fav group thus far bc we weren’t picky and we let him do his thing and finished our plates, lol! I was shocked how much time they spend in the kitchen. We enjoyed the times he could hang with us. Overall they were amazing constantly serving our needs. We ended the trip with the crew joining us for dessert and we all shared our favorite things from the week and it was really neat with crew sharing their thoughts too. We pretty much left the entire itinerary up to the Captain which he noted he appreciated that we trusted him. The stops were awesome. Weather was perfect and seas were calmest he’s ever seen. The boat was nice. Definitely was older and had its flaws at times bc of its age but nothing that stopped us from having a blast. The master room was amazing! I’m hoping we do another trip soon!
We could not ask for a better vacation! A knowledgable captain and artist in the galley. You guys are super hosts. I am personally very grateful for the gift of your company and skills you have given to my family. I wish you all the success and happiness in the world!
The crew were fabulous. They exuded warmth and friendliness and made all of us feel most welcome onboard. We fell in love with them! We felt completely at ease with both crew members. It was readily apparent they knew what they were doing. Considering there were 10 guests and just two crew members, the service was outstanding. They worked tirelessly to insure we never lacked for anything. They were unfailingly pleasant, polite, friendly and helpful. The chef served so many delicious and varied meals (and oh, so much food) that our eyes popped – shortly before our stomachs! Everything was delicious. Barefeet Retreat had a large mat it put out behind the boat which the kids loved. The captain took them tubing on two occasions and they snorkeled throughout the trip. The noodles were most welcomed by the adults. Shaun and Hayden also used the paddleboard on a couple of occasions. Mary even rode the tube once. Our satisfaction was High, high, high. The catamaran was roomy enough for 10 and I can vouch for the ample size of our shower. Everything on board was quite comfortable.
Thank you for an amazing week! It was the best way to break free of Covid and celebrate a 50th birthday for Rich. We so appreciate you hospitality, delicious food and the wonderful way you took care of all the details big + small for us. We created so many memories and deepened the bonds of friendship over snorkelling, hiking and super moon gazing. We'll be back!
Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation - it was the best ever and I smile every time I think of the wonderful week. I loved being on Copper Penny and will definitely do it again. You both made the experience unforgettable and were such great hosts. I love some of the pictures you took and can't wait to see the others. I didn't take any but I know some of the other girls did. I'll keep in touch.
I personally wanted to say thank you again for the vacation like no other. I had “firsts” in two areas of life. One new thing a year is my life goal… so yay!! From all of us thank you. We could not have asked for a better crew. Outstanding!! Let us know if you ever need a referral. Fair Seas to you always
It's hard to find words that accurately describe my experience which don't sound like generic exclamations or empty superlatives. Amazing. Magnificent. Splendid. Awesome. These are all passable and yet, somehow only hint at what I felt during our week-long journey in the BVIs. The crew are very special. Both are smart, experienced, funny, skillful, caring, knowledgeable, and charming. Extremely capable apart, yet a fantastic team together. I will forever measure other boat crews against them - my litmus test for how it should be. The chef just knocked it out of the park when it came to food. Not only was her menu selection spot-on with our tastes, her execution was among the very best - especially considering it all came from a tiny kitchen rocking to and fro! She is also a very competent first mate - always at the ready to moor the boat, furl a sail, help a diver out of the water, batten down the hatches, or drop the anchor. The always affable captain was a diligent and discerning captain as well as divemaster. He excelled at making decisions to maximize both our enjoyment and our safety. With a diverse group on board - some divers, some snorkelers, some landlubbers, etc - it was no small task for him to select pleasure stops, land excursions, and overnight anchors/moors that suited everyone, but did so with aplomb. Plus, he makes the *best* painkillers 😉 This was my first trip to the BVIs. I wasn't sure what to expect in the aftermath of hurricane Irma but let me be the one to tell you that the spirit of the people that work these waters and live on these islands, is indomitable. It may not be the same as it was a year ago, but those changes did nothing to attenuate our joy of being there. In closing, let me not try to wrest more-nuanced adjectives from the English language and just simply say what really matters. We had so much fun. We were happy. We laughed. We marveled. We dove and ate and sailed and soaked up the sun. And we made new friends. This trip was perfect.
Thank you for making New Years 2022 such an absolute Fabulous Week. It’s so special to have a crew that fits in (and tolerates) our crazy family. The espresso martinis was an unexpected staple, and the joy & laughs that we all shared was nothing short of amazing. Thank you for sharing your islands, friends and experiences with us. We will never forget the memories and we hope to see you both again!
We all want to thank you for this amazing week. The islands are indeed one of the most beautiful places on earth. Beautiful islands, perfect beaches and many things to do. It’s a perfect combination of relaxing and being active with watersports and amazing hikes. Your catamaran is perfect, the best we saw during the whole trip. You can comfortably sit on the front sofa area, in the shady cockpit, on the special champagne deck, or on the flybridge with the breeze. Also the rooms are big and comfortable and way beyond our expectations. TOP NOTCH! Like always it is the people that really make the difference. Your service, your cooking and your good mood is beyond exceptional. But really special is your personal touch: you try to find out what we want and fulfil our wishes even the ones we didn’t say out loud. And you for that! You are also an inspiring couple. The life choice you both made, the joy you have in the ‘small things in life’, the body language between you two when you are sailing, the tender care that the captain takes of the boat….we could go on. Thank you so much! We will remember you and this experience forever and this certainly not be our last visit to your paradise!