Pacific Wave

Yacht Details

Length: 72 ft
Cabins: 1 Double & 2 Twin berths
Number of Guests: 1-6
High Cost: $18000
Low Cost: $16000

Yacht Description

Enjoy timeless Italian luxury and performance on a Caribbean crewed yacht charter onboard Pacific Wave while exploring the best of the BVI. Steer a true sail boat between quiet anchorages, sunbathe on acres of the finest teak deck, dive with professionals in crystal clear waters, then dine on award winning food under the stars in our boutique hotel afloat.

When Lynn and Mark welcome you onboard Pacific Wave as Owner Operators they make you feel at home immediately, taking care of you so that you can relax and really enjoy your vacation.

Pacific Wave won 2nd place as Best Monohull at The Tortola Charter Yacht Show & Chef Mark Miles took 1st place in the Chef Competition at The St. Thomas Charter Yacht Show. Mark also took 2nd place at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show Concourse du Chef. Mark has worked on road shows with some of the most renowned celebrity chefs. His style is tinged with global influences, but mixes Southern Mediterranean light cooking with classic cuisine and an intimate knowledge of qualify fresh local ingredients.

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Pacific Wave is a successful blend of power and elegance, she is a stylish 72ft Italian custom built Sloop. She is extremely easy to handle and she is idea for both non-sailors & sailors; she is built of Aluminium and is extremely refined, stable and safe with all lines running outside of her huge cockpit. Her on-deck and below-deck layout provides spacious comfortable living ideal for honeymooners and families; her simple but sophisticated decor is an exquisite blend of practicality and elegance that only a designer of the fame of Gae Aulenti could achieve.

Pacific Wave has a new Caribe 15ft tender with Yamaha 70hp four stroke engine for use in the Virgin Islands with all the toys to keep the family amused. We also carry lots of eco-friendly watersports & fishing equipment as well.

Pacific Wave is fully MCA compliant with annual safety re-inspections by independant MCA approved surveyors, and is Owner Operated.

Yacht Rates in USD

2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
W 2015 16000 16500 17000 17500 18000
S 2015 16000 16500 17000 17500 18000
W 2016 16000 16500 17000 17500 18000

Rates are all inclusive of food and standard bar,  cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Taxes, relocation fees may be extra

Not included is a crew gratuity at your discretion is usually 10 to 20% of the Yacht Rates handed to the crew at the end of the charter

Pacific Wave is a great Family & Honeymoon Yacht!  Honeymooners will receive a FREE bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne

Christmas period 18 – 27 December 2013:
Rate includes: Free Ships Bar, BVI Cruising,  Permit & Taxes, Diving for Certified Divers only (equipment rental & air fills extra), free USVI pickups:   2 pax $16,000   4 pax $17,000   6 pax $18,000

New Year period 28 December – 6 January 2014:
Rate includes: Free Ships Bar, BVI Cruising Permit & Taxes, Diving for Certified Divers only (equipment rental & air fills extra), free USVI pickups:  2 pax $18,000   4 pax $19,000   6 pax $20,000

Scuba On board
License – Master
Air Compressor Onboard
Diving Info     BVI FREE UNLIMITED Diving for Certified Divers with PADI Dive Masters Lynn & Mark
Non-Certified Divers – 1 FREE Rendezvous Discover Scuba Dive with a private BVI diving service – (7 night charters only)
Equipment Included  Air fills charged at $10 per tank.

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Yacht Amenities

  • Saloon incorporates a large flat screen tv with dvd & an Ipod docking station which you can listen to above and below decks
  • fully air conditioned throughout
  • Egyptian cotton bed lines towels & robes plus Molton Brown toiletries
  • 100 DVDs/Movies
  • 100 CD's
  • Camcorder
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Sun Awning
  • Hammock
  • Deck Shower
  • Bimini
  • Hairdryers
  • 12 Port Hatches
  • Children Welcom Minimum Age 6
  • Generator
  • Water Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Onboard WIFI
  • Green Initiatives: Make purified drinking water & Re-usable water bottles
  • Lots & lots of SAILING - 5 engine hours per 7 night charter
  • We purchase Local Grown Fresh Organic Food
  • Brand NEW low emission Yamaha 4 stroke dinghy engine
  • 15 ft Deluxe Dinghy with 70 engine
  • Water Skis for adults and Kids
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Tube
  • Wake Board
  • 1 x 2 man Kayak
  • Floating Mats
  • Beach Games
  • Fishing Gear
  • U/Water Camera
  • 2nd Rib 11ft Caribe with Mariner 10HP
  • Sevylor Donut
  • Dive Buddy Snorkel Equipment
  • Electronic Star Finder

Cruising Area

  • Summer Base Port: Grenadines
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands Caribbean Leewards Caribbean Windwards
  • Winter Base Port: BVI
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Pref. Pick-up Trellis Bay
  • Scrub Is
  • Other Pick-up Grenada
  • Location Details:Based in BVI-Winter 2012-13 (20 Oct. 2012- 30 Jun. 2013
  • Based in Grenadines - Summer 2013 (1 Jul - 31 Jul 13)
  • Based in the BVI- Winter 2013-14 ( 20 Oct. 2013-30 Jun 2014)

Charter Information

  • All rates are for the entire boat and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation
  • Not included is a crew gratuity at your discretion is usually 10 to 20% of the Yacht Rates handed to the crew at the end of the charter All guests over 18 yrs wishing to fish in BVI must purchase a BVI license prior to boarding ask us for information
  • Marina dockage if applicable upon the request of the charter guests is not included in the rates
  • Fine wines champagnes and top shelf liquors are not included and can be purchased upon request of the charter guests at their expense
  • Come aboard Pacific Wave, a monohull sailing yacht available for fully-crewed charter in the BVI and the Caribbean.
  • Come aboard BVI Yacht Charter Pacific Wave

Crew

Captain and Crew of Pacific Wave, a 72 ft  Caribbean Yacht Charter

Crew Profile

Captain: Lynn Griffiths & Chef: Mark Miles English Owner Operators
Lynn was born in Cheshire in West Central England but spent all her free time by the sea in a small coastal town in North Wales. From as early as she can remember she was on the water in some boat or another. Aged 14 she acquired her first 16ft speedboat which was in need of some TLC. Lynn removed all the yellow paint taking the hull back to bare Aluminium and restored it in beautiful Flag Blue. Her father had a successful construction company and as a schoolgirl Lynn kept the books for the family business. This led to a degree in accountancy following which she started a professional career as a Chartered Accountant. Lynn has worked in senior finance positions for some of the World’s biggest Insurer’s, such as Euler International, Endurance Worldwide & Groupama. Based in the City of London she travelled all over Europe and specialised in setting up from scratch new Insurance Companies..After work she loved her TVR sports car and golf. She was also a qualified aerobics instructor and in the evenings after work she taught aerobics for 12 years. For her vacations Lynn loved to travel to the Far East, Middle East, and golf courses all over Florida; always taking to the water wherever possible

Her busy career took her away from her first love of sailing but since 2001 she’s been back on the water qualifying with an “MCA Master 200 tons” licence and an “RYA Commercially Endorsed Yacht Master” ticket for sailing vessels and has been sailing full time for many years most of the time as Skipper of medium to large yachts. She owned her first yacht in the UK for four years (a lightweight Scandinavian built racer called Temptress) and cruised and raced her extensively up and down the south coast of the UK. She’s raced seriously at regatta’s such as Cowes Week, Cork Week, Antigua Race Week & St Maarten Heineken Regatta. She’s sailed on a 100ft Wally up and down the Caribbean and a large Oyster from Ireland across the Mediterranean to Croatia. Lynn was a Rear Commodore of the Little Ship Club, the oldest sailing club in the City of London. Along with social activities and club cruises she also organised popular weekend racing. She started a winter racing series that encouraged members back onto the water and re-vitalised the club

Lynn has intimate knowledge gained from years of experience of both Caribbean and Mediterranean sailing which includes both island cruising and full on racing. Lynn and Mark met at Antigua Race Week in 2004 and have been sailing ever since. Since purchasing Pacific Wave in June 2008 she has been sailing with Mark full time, travelling up and down the Caribbean every year from Puerto Rico to Trinidad.

Lynn is a keen diver and underwater photographer and is a qualified PADI Divemaster. Diving is now offered from Pacific Wave.

When not sailing or diving she is a keen golfer and accomplished horsewoman. She has an uncanny ability to find the best anchorages close to the best golf courses and the best stable yards.[/reveal]

Chef: Mark Miles English

Mark’s home county of Dorset in South West England was a good place to grow up and become involved in both sea and farming and, after his partner Lynn, it’s not surprising that his main passions are sailing and food. Mark’s adventures started early, aged 18 he did his first big sailing trip – 1,300 miles in an old C&N sloop from Lymington on the south coast UK to La Coruna in northern Spain and back. Also at the age of 18, and travelling alone, he walked 5,000 miles from Cape Town South Africa to Cairo Egypt. It took seven months, cost $300, and included being arrested for spying in Uganda. After this and some time running around in the British Army it was a welcome rest to go to college aged 24 and study Agriculture. While there he found enough spare time to become elected President of the Students Union – campaigning tirelessly for cheaper beer. After college he was a shepherd for large flocks of sheep in southern England and then he farmed in south west Portugal, growing vegetables and raising sheep. He was a Royal Bath & West of England scholar, travelling to Australia and New Zealand to study problems with drug resistance in sheep flocks. .After 6 years in Portugal he returned first to the Isle of Wight and then Cambridge UK, but travelled all over the world to buy produce and then sell it to UK supermarkets. He spent his free time dinghy sailing and racing at Grafham Water and on the Suffolk coast – and flying. Mark has been an aeroplane pilot for over 20 years and he likes to bring the discipline of flying to his everyday job as a professional sailor. In 2003 Mark returned to the Isle of Wight and went sailing full time but kept his toe in the agricultural water with sweet corn in Hereford and Christmas turkeys in Marlow. He now holds an “MCA Master 200 tons Unlimited Area” licence and “RYA commercially endorsed Ocean Master” tickets, both for sailing and power vessels.

Mark learned to dive age 13 in Malta and then with the British Sub Aqua Club. He dived wherever in the world his work happened to take him and he is a PADI Divemaster. Diving is now offered from Pacific Wave.
He speaks good Portuguese and gets along well in Spanish and French. Mark’s previous career in agriculture brought him close to food preparation as well as food production and he has worked on road shows with some of the most renowned celebrity Chef’s of today. His style is tinged with global influences but mix Southern Mediterranean light cooking with classic cuisine and an intimate knowledge of quality fresh local ingredients. Although self-taught his cooking has won awards at yacht shows in St Thomas, the BVI and Antigua.

Yacht Layout

Yacht Layout of British Virgin Islands Charter Pacific Wave

Sample Menu

Chef Mark Miles

We source the best organic locally grown vegetables & fruits wherever possible and local line caught fresh fish

Breakfast
Plain yoghurt with fresh fruits
Poached eggs & bacon on a muffin
Salmon topped muffin with scrambled eggs
Freshly made omelette of your choice

Fresh croissant with parma ham and emmental
Buckets of proper Italian coffee and fresh juice

Lunch
Classic Niçoise salad
Chicken salad with tarragon and grapes
Mediterranean Chicken with sundried tomatoes & black olives
Feijao Verde – traditional Portuguese green bean soup
Grilled Vegetable Terrine

Mustard and herb coated chicken breasts
Avocado and king prawn salad

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Canapés
Jamon Iberico
Marinaded Olives
Mini croquettes
Manchego cheese
Charred bread with a pesto humous dip

Freshly made guacamole dip

Dinner Starters
Artichoke heart & warm bacon salad
Timbale of lightly cured tuna and avocado with a tomato and basil dressing
Insalata Tricolore
Warm field mushrooms cooked with fresh herbs and garlic in a filo cup
Gazpacho with Avocado Salsa

Warm tenderloin steak salad topped with blue cheese crumbs

Smoked salmon salad with a freshly made French vinaigrette

Dinner Mains
Dorada Stacks – layered egg plant, fresh basil, beef tomatoes, line caught dorado topped with a green salsa verde
Tamarind and lime chicken served with wild basmati rice
King shrimp cooked in cherry tomatoes, white wine with a hint of chilli served on a bed of fresh ink squid pasta
Home made traditional lasagne
Frenched lamb dressed with a mustard and Italian herb crust served on a bed of squash & sweet potatoes
Mahi Mahi stuffed with fresh basil & sundried tomatoes wrapped in proscutto ham

Dessert
Fresh lemmon syllabub made with Bequia honey
Flambé apple tarte tartin with caramel ice cream
Summer fruit compote served with creme fraiche
Homemade cheesecake served with fresh mango sauce
Profiteroles with chocolate sauce

Fresh crepes stuffed with local fruits served with a chocolate fudge drizzle

Freshly made Italian Tiramisu

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Pacific Wave
Caribbean Taster Menu – Antigua Yacht Show

Tamarind & Lime Chicken
with Wild Rice

Open Chicken Rotis

Line caught Dorado
stacked with Egg Plant, Tomatoes, Basil & Mozzerella with a Salsa Verde

Shrimp & Fresh Tomato Spinach Fettucine

Local Mustard Lamb
with Roasted Sweet Potato & Squash

Aubergine, Mozzerella & Basil Parcel

Lemon Syllabub
with Bequai Pure Honey & Piper Heidsieck Champagne

Iced Mango Soup
with Fresh Local Mangos

Caribbean Fruit Compote
Caribbean Fruits with Piper Heidsieck Champagne

Pacific Wave Traditional Naval Grog
Local Antigua Rum, Brown Sugar, Local Limes & Water

Pacific Wave Tamarind Mojito
Local Antigua Rum, Local Mint & Tamarind

Testimonials

PACIFIC WAVE GUESTS COMMENTS
23-30 March 2013 – USVI/BVI Family 2 Adults & 2 Children – Broker Reference
Hi Lynn & Mark
Thank you very much. The guests wrote glowingly about their cruise
with you on Pacific Wave…

Wonderful trip… Boat was great, accommodations really comfortable, food was excellent… Lynn and Mark made us very much at home, and we really enjoyed cruising the BVI… we had been there before at a resort, but being in various anchorages really was enjoyable, and
the sailing was something different for us, and we all learned a little bit. Everything we had hoped for….
Regards,
Jeff

Thanks. I look forward to sending more of our clients to cruise with you.

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April 2013
“Wonderful trip Sylvia… boat was great, accommodations really
comfortable, food was excellent… Lynn and Mark made us very much at
home, and we really enjoyed cruising the BVI… we had been there before
at a resort, but being in various anchorages really was enjoyable, and
the sailing was something different for us, and we all learned a little
bit. Everything we had hoped for….

Regards,
Jeff

23-30 March 2013 – USVI/BVI Family 2 Adults & 2 Children
“Lynn & Mark
What a fabulous week of experiencing the BVI onboard Pacific Wave! We came having had all the “resort” experiences, and were hoping to have a different kind of vacation, and l can truly say our expectations were exceeded. The two of you made our stay so comfortable, with the fabulous food (thanks Mark), the great accommodation, and all the fun activities. As a family, the chance to spend time together in such beautiful surroundings, without the distraction of home, has been a gift. I know the snorkelling that the boys did will be something they will remember forever… and Shane will certainly relish being rummy champ! For Wendy & Myself, l think being able to sit and enjoy the solitude and surroundings of all the great anchorages was a highlight, and an inspiration to get even more out of our motor boat at home! Thanks Lynn for going horseback riding with Wendy, a trip would not be complete without a hack! Maybe next time we will play golf instead though! Most of all thanks for making us feel so welcome onboard Pacific Wave, & for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us. Hope to see you up our way in Long Island Sound!”

Cheers, Jeff, Wendy, Austin and Shane – New York USA

2-13 March 2013 – USVI/BVI 1 Couple
“To Lynn & Mark
An amazing week and a half sailing the BVI. The food is amazing – probably the best chef in the BVI is on the Pacific Wave. But also the willingness to entertain two beach bums trawling the bars of the BVI. Brilliant to sail such a beautiful big boat with all the other boats taking pictures. Thanks Mark for teaching me to snorkel. Mel has done some of her best diving on the Rhone with Lynn. Don’t want to get off.”

Melanie & Adrian – London UK

17-28 February 2013 – BVI/USVI 4 Couples
“Dear Lynn & Mark
You have given us the most wonderful holiday, complete perfection in all we were spoilt with, the best boat to be privileged to be on the attention to our care, and enjoyment has been “2nd to none”. The best gourmet food we have ever had. So many memories to cherish! This comes to thank you most sincerely with love and good luck always.”
Alexander & Julia

“Dear Lynn & Mark
We echo all that Julia has said. It has been an unforgettable week full of treats the way you have looked after and FED us has been unbeatable. THANK you for it all not least the interesting stories about the Caribbean!”
Love William & Anne

“Dear Lynn & Mark
Can we take Mark and his cooking & Lynn and Pacific Wave home to Berwickshire to sit on the Tweed? Contrary to reports Scotland is boiling hot all the time and we’re sure you will be blissful!
It has been an INCREDIBLE couple of weeks, thank you both so much. We feel like different people heading home and are so lucky to have had you both looking after us. You are complete stars. Hopefully (very much) this won’t be the last time we see you.”
Love Rupert & Louisa

Alexander, Julia, Henry, Catherine, Rupert & Louisa – Scotland – UK
William & Anne – Hertfordshire – UK

16-30 January 2013 – USVI/BVI 1 Couple
“To Lynn & Mark

Just wanted to say this is absolutely the best holiday we’ve ever had… and we’ve had plenty!
Thank you soooo much for your hospitality and defo. the Fab Food!”

XX Janette & Leigh – London – UK

7-14 January 2013 – USVI/BVI 2 Couples
“Captains, oh my Captains, Lynn & Mark

THANKS For ….
XX Amazing food, let me repeat, THE FOOD!!
XX Adventures …
XX Showing us Peter Island, what a “postcard place”
XX Snorkelling at Mosquito Island
And not to be forgotten, all the Pacific Wave Rum Punches!!!!”

Hugs from Sofi, Stockholm – Sweden, Nick, Verbier – Switzerland, Irene & Klaas – Austin Texas – USA

27 December – 3 January 2013 – USVI/BVI Family of 2 Adults & 2 Children
“Dear Lynn & Mark

Upon arriving to the Pacific Wave we saw a beautiful yacht. Upon leaving, we saw it as that and so much more. We saw times of laughter, gourmet foods, exciting destinations, days of sailing adventures, fun explorations, and the gentle waves of the sea. What really made our experience amazing was the caring crew that took us on our journey. We have such wonderful memories of our voyage with you. We will forever remember the great times, delicious desserts, and awesome crew of the Pacific Wave xxx”

Elli, Jayson, DeLisa & Barry – North Carolina, USA

24 November – 1 December 2012 – USVI/BVI 2 Couples
“Dear Lynn & Mark
Our first experience on Pacific Wave 2 years ago was so superb it’s hard to believe it could be bettered…. but this week has been perfect. We all feel totally spoiled by our two very gracious hosts, nothing overlooked or too much trouble. Thank you both for a magnificent experience!”

Helen, Suzanne & John – Melbourne, Australia
Michael – New York, USA

28 June – 5 July 2012 – USVI/BVI – Family of 5
“Dear Mark & Lynn
Thank you so much for sharing your yacht with us. We have had an incredible week onboard Pacific Wave; she is absolutely beautiful!
Mark, we cannot believe how you can produce such fabulous cuisine in such a tiny kitchen! Every meal was superb.
Lynn, you really made us all feel at home. Your knowledge of the USVI and BVI is truly remarkable.
Thank you both for this enjoyable week. We will never forget it!”

Sincerely, Lisa, Steve, Sophie, Charlotte & Lydia xxx – Texas USA

20 – 25 June 2012 – USVI/BVI – Family of 5
“Dear Lynn & Mark

Thanks so much. We have had a great time. We enjoyed each island and the diving was great. We really enjoyed the wreck of the Rhone. You let us snorkel at great places and we loved it. It was fun watching Hall & Kassey wakeboard in the ‘ocean’. Mark the food was wonderful as l am sure you could tell because we ate it all. It is very beautiful and we loved it. Best, first & only 50th Birthday I’ve had.” Courtney & Mark

“Thanks so much for your hospitality. We could not have asked for a better crew. Thanks for teaching me how to sail and for making such great food. It was a wonderful experience, and l would recommend you to anyone! Thanks.” Miller

“Thanks for sharing the Pacific Wave with us. I had a great time! Thanks.” Hall

“Thanks so much for taking us around to different islands and for telling us the best places to snorkel. I have loved every minute on your gorgeous yacht. Mark you are an amazing cook! Oh and l LOVED sitting on the bow while we sailed! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate Dads 50th Birthday! Love Kassey

Courtney, Mark, Miller, Hall & Kassey – Birmingham AL – USA

20 – 27 May 2012 – USVI/BVI – Family of 6 adults
“Dear Lynn & Mark
What wonderful memories you have made for our family and our friends. Thank you for opening your yacht to us and sharing all the wonders of the BVIs. Should you visit Florida, USA in the future, we would love to have you as our guest!. Safe travels.”

JD, Cindy, Britton, Keaton, Emily & Caroline
“What a great week full of beautiful scenery, lots of sun and great fun! I can’t imagine a better way to spend the week. Thank you so much for your hospitality. Pacific Wave is beautiful, and the weather was great. I am the tannest l have been in years (success!) Thank you again.” Britton

JD, Cindy, Britton, Keaton, Emily & Caroline – Florida USA

10 – 17 April 2012 – BVI – Family of 2 adults & 3 teenagers
“What a fantastic week. Sun, wind, and a little rain one day made the sailing interesting and all the activities in between kept us busy while not under sail of course. I can’t not mention the food which was way above expectations (i.e. unbelievably good) and on offer around the clock!
Needless to say, the next outing on the Solent will only serve to highlight how special the BVI, Pacific Wave and her crew/owners are.
Thanks from all of us.”

Tim, Marie-Luce, Julia, Margot & Victoria – London UK

“This was a fantastic week! The weather was amazing and the mood was perfect. Between waterskiing with Mark and wondering around Peter Island this was an extremely and unbelievably fun experience.
Thank you so much.”

Julia

Tim, Marie-Luce, Julia, Margot & Victoria – Family from London UK

31 March – 6 April 2012 – USVI/BVI – 4 Adults
“Dear Lynn & Mark
A great week in celebration of my 50th Birthday. I didn’t actually think I’d live this long, so this is just icing on the cake. Good friends, great crew, fantastic food and beautiful destinations combine to make this a truly memorable week.
Thanks to Mark and Lynn for your gracious hospitality, gentle demeanour and tolerance of our lack of temperance.”

Dick, Scott, Ed & Gerry – CT – USA

19 – 26 March 2012 – USVI/BVI – Family of 2 Adults & 3 Children
“Dear Lynn and Mark
Thank you for everything! Everything we had hoped to experience and so much more! The Pacific Wave was perfect for our family of five, elegant, cosy, peaceful to the extreme. You read our minds as to what we wanted to do each day, including nothing at all.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful craft with us, for your easy humour, and great care.
Sophie thanks you for answering an un-ending stream of questions about everything.
Every meal was a treat, how you keep out doing yourself l will never know.
We can’t endorse you more highly.
Thank you for the adventure!”

Mike, Holly, Nicole, Colton, Sophie – Family from Georgia – USA

10 – 17 March 2012 – USVI/BVI – Family of 2 Adults & 2 Children
“Dear Lynn and Mark
You guys have made my week so fantastic! I love how l got to stay with you while the others went diving. I hope that l can come back to PACIFIC WAVE!! Mark – l loved your cooking! You have been spoiling us all along!!! You are very kind and nice! Lynn – You are a great Captain! I loved snorkelling with you! You have been extremely great! You guys are the most enjoyable people in the world!
I will really miss you!

Love Nina (9 years old!)”

“Dear Lynn & Mark
Ren (11) and Nina (9) said it best, ‘Pacific Wave is a beautiful boat but Lynn & Mark made our trip!’ Thank you for making our family so comfortable on your gorgeous yacht. As Nina points out, you two make the perfect team. Some of the memories we will treasure the most:
– Dolphins welcoming us to Peter Island
– Mark’s Egg, Bacon & English muffin breakfasts
– Lynn snorkelling with Nina and teaching her about fish, coral, sea cucumbers & more ….
– Hollie, Ren and David becoming certified Padi Divers!
– Ren taking the helm in 15-20 knot winds with encouragement from Captain Lynn
– Mark pulling Nina waterskiing & Ren wakeboarding
– Spotted Eagle Ray jumping out of the water off of Tortola (1st for us, 3rd time for Lynn)
– Gourmet dinners onboard Pacific Wave followed by stargazing – Venus, Jupiter, Mars
Most of all we will remember your amazing hospitality!
Thank you Lynn & Mark for the most memorable week, we hope to do it again. Until then if you find yourselves in Kansas City, your KC family looks forward to repaying your amazing hospitality!
The Lubys!”

Hollie, David, Ren & Nina – Family from Kansas City – USA

10 – 17 February 2012 – BVI – Honeymoon Couple
“Dear Lynn & Mark
Thank you so much for making our honeymoon the most amazing time. We will look back on our week with you, each and every year, with such fond memories. Lynn you are truly a great sailor. Thanks so much for teaching Ash as much as you could in a week and for encouraging me to take the helm! We will also go away with great memories of your Pacific Wave cocktail! Mark, you amaze me! The meals you can create in a yachts’ galley is a feat that not many could do! The food has been exquisite in taste and presentation. You have inspired me to learn to make homemade pasta! That will be one of my culinary challenges for 2012.
The knowledge you both possess on the BVI adds so much to your guests cruise. Knowing the best places to go, see, eat etc., dependant on a guests needs is invaluable.
I definitely think this is the most relaxed l have every left a holiday and it’s all thanks to you both. You are such wonderful people who took wonderful care of us.
Thank you so much for sharing Pacific Wave with us.”

Holly (Aussie) & Ash (Kiwi) – Honeymoon – Houston – USA

21 – 28 January 2012 – Antigua – St Maarten via Nevis, St Kitts & St Barths – 3 Couples
“Dear Lynn and Mark
Thank you for a fun week of sailing! We very much enjoyed sailing and visiting the islands. Your knowledge of the islands and beaches was very helpful. Thanks to Mark for all the meals. The menu was fresh, creative and delicious! Thanks for sharing Pacific Wave, she is a beautiful vessel. We had a great week and appreciate your hard work.
Wishing you fair winds and friendly seas!”

Mary, Lee Ann, Jason, Jeanne & Steve – 3 Couples Utah – USA

28 December – 4 January 2012 – BVI – Family of 2 Adults & 2 Teenagers
“Boy time flies while you’re having fun, we had a blast as this week flew by! Mark & Lynn you made us feel comfortable from the very first day we stepped onboard Pacific Wave. We enjoyed our relaxed dining experience with fantastic gourmet meals. We loved the snorkelling and perhaps in the next few years we’ll progress to diving. Thank you Lynn & Mark for your excellent knowledge both on land, at sea and under the water. I cannot believe how much fun we have had! We had a great week because we felt secure with your professionalism and at ease with your hospitality. Hope to see you again soon.”

John, Lisa, Lewis & Sarah – Family of 4 – Newfoundland – Canada

21 – 27 December 2011 – USVI & BVI – Family of 5 Adults
“What a fantastic week! Thank you so much for a wonderful time. You two have truly made our experience in the BVI what it was. Pacific Wave is such a beautiful boat with lovely accommodations. It was all the best: scuba diving on Christmas Eve; snorkelling on Boxing Day; introducing us to ‘Ting’ (we have to figure out how to import it to the US); sailing in glorious trade winds – yet still seeming to find us a hidden protected cove each night. And the food! Thanks so much for a great Christmas – we only hope Richard Branson can join us next time.”

Lily, Hannah, Daniel, Cecile & Kirk – Family of 5 – New York – USA

19 – 26 November 2011 USVI & BVI – Party of 5 Adults
“Thanksgiving will forever in the future (particularly the meal) be a less exciting holiday! Excellent itinerary, to be repeated soon!”

“This has been a week in paradise in every way! Thank you so much Lynn & Mark – please stay in touch”

“After a close encounter with the local night life we set sail for a relaxing week with Pacific Wave. The days drifted by blissfully fuelled by a plentiful supply of rum punches and a five star menu executed to perfection by samuria chef supreme Mark. Weather perfect, turtles friendly, scuba & snorkel most successful – a great vacation onboard Pacific Wave. Thank you!”

“For a pregnant women to start her entry in the guest book raving about the food may be a bit clichéd…. but with food like this….! We started off the week with Mark’s Dorado Stacks, sailed through every starter and entrée sent up the stairs and demolished the most amazing Thanksgiving spread! I and everyone onboard enjoyed every bite and will try our hand at the Dorado Stacks back at home thanks to the Dining on Deck Cookbook which features Mark’s recipe. During the occasional ‘non-eating’ moment, this pregnant woman even took the wheel under Lynn’s supreme guidance. Thank you both Lynn & Mark for a spectacular week, next time we’ll rig up the playpen in the dinghy!”

“Our vacation onboard Pacific Wave started with a bang! An aggressive drinking night at the Fat Turtle (in Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas) followed by a week of well needed relaxing on the open seas. Caribbean Thanksgiving might be the only way to do it! Thank you Mark & Lynn for an unforgettable Holiday!”

Party of 5 adults – New York – USA

13 Nov – 18 Nov 2011 – BVI Honeymoon Couple
“Dear Lynn & Mark

Thank you so much for such a lovely trip! The food was delicious, the service was fabulous, and we are leaving you tanned, rested and relaxed! You’ve set the bar pretty high for our newly-married life – we expect smooth sailing forever!
We had such fun watching the epic battles between the pelicans and the tarpon, diving the RMS Rhone, and eating that delicious vegetable terrine!
Thank you again for giving us such a wonderful start to our honeymoon!”

Liesel & Ian – New York – USA

28 Oct – 4 Nov 2011 – BVI – 1 Couple
“Lynn & Mark

The past week has been what us Paddies call ‘the craic!’ …. Great times, great food, great laughs and a great adventure!
Never in the entire history of ‘navigation’ have two ‘land-lubbers’ been more saddened by hearing ‘land ahoy’ on the day of their departure!
See you both soon we hope, (whether UK, West Coast of Eire or back here).

Bon voyage, safe trip, god bless you both and all who sail with you.
xxx xxx”

Tom & Pauline – London – UK

11 – 18 June 2011 USVI/BVI – 1 Couple
“Lynn & Mark

Thank you so much for the loveliest week ever! Just stepping on the boat from a long plane ride, and immediately being swept up and away to the most beautiful islands, was an experience that we will always remember and cherish!

Great food, charming company, lots of laughs and contented sighs. What a miraculous week! Thank you so very much!”

David & Meredith – Austin – USA

29 Apr – 6 May 2011 – BVI – 2 Couples
“Happy 50th Birthday to Wendy!
Mary and Peter, Howie and the Birthday girl arrive onboard the Pacific Wave!
Lynn and Mark so friendly and welcoming! Pacific Wave Grog, naps, and wonderful food! Such a nice time, such special friends!
How lucky we are to have such friends! Here’s to many more birthdays!
My memories:
Grog, Spotted Eagle Rays, Turtles, Snorkels, Great Food, Best Friends, Wonderful crew
Beautiful yacht– Pacific Wave!
Thank you”

Mary & Peter

“Lynn & Mark

Wow! – that was the shortest week ever! It was just a week ago when l boarded your beautiful yacht to celebrate my big 50th – shhh!!! Birthday. The days have gone quickly as each day was filled with delightful fun memories. Loved all the stories of places we visited, loved the amazing yummy meals – eggplant stacks, tamarind chicken, the bacon, Howie’s English breakfast, most especially the Grog – forever to be known as a ‘Pacific Wave’ at my house!
The turtles, the rays, my huge sand dollar were all fantastic, but the best part of the trip for me was spending time with dear old friends and meeting two special new ones. Good luck with all your ventures and travels and l hope to be with you again soon!
All the best and many, many thanks xxxxxx”

“PS Thanks for your help with boats and touring the English countryside. Oops! Forgot to thank you for the very special birthday card in my stateroom upon arrival and the chocolates”

Wendy

“Lynn & Mark,

After ringing the bell for having you place the most dinner reservations at the most restaurants for the same date in the most different countries, our cruise in the BVI with some of our intended guests was ‘crack on’! Thank you.
From Sopers to Norman, to Peter, to Marina Cay via Guana, Mosquito and Biras Creek, to Anegada for Lobsters and Grog and return, to Marina Cay via Leverick Bay and Great Dog, you spoiled us with fine cruising, good food, and a hell of a lot of fun!
We will join you again, and please sail with us aboard the next SY True.
Should you find yourselves in New England (Boston/Newport) or New York. Please look us up.

Kind regards”

Howie – CCA, NYYC, MYC, RKYC

Howie & Wendy – Ipswich MA USA & Peter & Mary – Cape Cod USA

19 – 28 March 2011 USVI & BVI – Family Party of 2 adults + 3 teenagers
“… after reading all the wonderful accolades from previous guests, all we can say is “ditto.” But there have been no words written yet to truly convey how we all have been touched by this experience at sea, and the privilege of sharing time with you both aboard PACIFIC WAVE. We always felt much more than your guests, we felt like your family. Seeing new places and adventures is only remembered by the people you share them with and how they made them special. .. what a thrill… to complete our Scuba Diving certification …I only hope that Lynn, you and I will have the opportunity to dive together one day very soon. … The purpose of life is to experience joy. … just know that for 9 days in March, you both brought much joy in ours.”

Love Sandra, Steve, Laura, Mark & Braden Toronto, Canada

5 – 12 March 2011 BVI – Party of 2 Couples
“As we are anchored alone in White Bay on this beautiful evening, we can’t help but have wonderful memories of our week on your sailboat. Your knowledge of the BVI’s made each sail and anchorage special – most had fantastic snorkeling, and the seclusion that helped us to relax and have fun.” – Brian & Mona

“Thank you for sharing Pacific Wave with us for a spectacular, but relaxing week of sailing, snorkelling, gourmet cuisine, ‘Dark ‘n’ Stormies’, secluded harbours, and the Best of the BVI – a great privilege for us to be guests onboard. Please do call or email if you will be in New York or Connecticut.” – Chet & Suzanne

Chet & Suzanne and Brian & Mona – Connecticut USA

17 – 22 February 2011 – BVI – Family of 5 Adults
“… Pacific Wave’ was an oasis of welcome. An excellent first night dinner of Mahi Mahi followed next morning by a good sail to Norman Island and snorkelling in the caves – such a wonderful anchorage, the full moon rising was spectacular. The dolphins off Great Harbour were a true highlight – swimming with a pod of 17! A heavy squall on the way to North Sound gave us a sense of adventure before reconnecting with landside at Bitter End then Mosquito Island snorkelling before a good run back to Marina Cay. What an incredible trip. The BEST of ALL our charters!” – Martyn

“When you have adult children leading busy lives in New York you have to offer a pretty spectacular vacation to pull them away – and we did! Pacific Wave with Lynn & Mark exceeded everybody’s expectation in every way! Thank you so very much – we certainly hope to be back!” – Grete

“We’ve swum, we’ve sailed, we’ve learned about the Rhone, we’ve been up close and personal with dolphins, we’ve had the most amazing meals …. not to mention a rum punch or two, we’ve enjoyed a private beach and a glass or two of vino on board Pacific Wave – in short – an absolutely fantastic week’s holiday. We’ll be back! Thank you!” – Magnus

“An amazing trip exceeding my high expectations. Wonderful sailing on a magnificent boat around the many sights the BVI has to offer. Doubtless the best swimming pool in the World, enjoyed with knowledgeable hosts. Fantastic sailing and the secret to the perfect Pavlova too! Many thanks” – Kerry

“This was an incredible trip! Pacific Wave and the BVI’s teamed up to provide fun, sun, and close encounters with magnificent fish and dolphins. Lynn and Mark made this trip as relaxing as possible and have forever ensured this as one of our best vacations. We will send pictures for the book!” – Anna

Martyn, Grete, Anna, Kerry & Magnus – Philadelphia & New York – USA

28 December – 4 January 2011 -BVI – Family of 2 Adults & 3 Children
“We had warned the children that living on a boat felt like living in a small place – you have both made the beautiful “Pacific Wave” feel like a very large place indeed such has been the most welcoming and relaxed way you have both looked after us from the very start. We were just sitting here, drinking our Rum and Cokes (Sarah and Guy!) and getting very nostalgic about our last night on Pacific Wave – we were discussing if a sailing holiday was something to be repeated – emphatic ‘yes’ all around. You both work consistently hard to look after your guests, relentlessly asking if we have all that we need – the food did indeed present itself in an unrelenting gastronomic delight Mark – thanks, amazing what is produced from the galley! As for “Pacific Wave” – well we chose her on her looks and we have not been disappointed, she sets the bar high. On top of all this, what a nature trail …. Endless fish of course, but additionally swimming with pelicans, helping baby leather back turtles, finding struggling tarantula’s, catching tuna for supper and so on and so on… Thanks masses from Guy and Sarah…”

“Thank you very much for a fantastic 7 days! I loved the snorkelling and thought the wakeboarding was great fun. It was wonderful to learn about winching and catching the tuna was an added bonus! Many thanks” – Oscar, aged 14

“Thank you both so much for this week. It has been fantastic and I have particularly enjoyed the snorkelling, waterskiing, drinking Ting and sunbathing, but to be honest l have loved it all! I will miss everything here when l go back to England, but l would like to come back here again to ‘Pacific Wave’ very soon! Thanks masses again for the great food as well. X” – Phoebe, aged 12

“Thank you both for an excellent week on the ‘Pacific Wave’. It was a highlight of the whole year. Many of the activities l enjoyed are; snorkelling (once l finally got into the water!), looking for shells on some beaches, and many others. The food was delicious all through the week, and it was very relaxing sunbathing. Thank you again for a great week xxx .” – Immy, aged 10

Guy, Sarah, Oscar, Phoebe & Immy – Kent – UK

21 – 28 December 2010 – USVI/ BVI – Extended Family of 4 adults & 2 children
“That was great fun, and amazingly organized, not always the easiest thing to achieve when confronted with two quite small, opinionated children. Lynn ran PACIFIC WAVE with absolute, but understated authority, very reassuring. Mark worked the boat, cooked brilliantly for all demands, and had Rory clinging to him like an adoring limpet. PACIFIC WAVE was great. We have sailed quite a lot of boats and she handled beautifully and had a lovely ‘feel’ to the helm. Very splendid! Finally the BVI lived up to their billing with great weather, good (and very friendly) winds and spectacular anchorages. A great experience, and long may PACIFIC WAVE prosper.” – Mary & Patrick

“Thank you again for a great week, and for being so accommodating of the whims and behavior of James and Rory. If you ever want to cruise Suffolk on a 26 foot yacht, you are welcome to borrow ours. Mark you could show Lynn all those riverside pubs.” – Antony

“What a fantastic holiday, & beautiful boat! Thank you for looking after us all so well & putting up with all of our different — & often conflicting requests. The boys will have quite a shock when they get home to our small boat; Rory will just have to use his imagination to dream up what he will build us! Thank you.” – Jo

“Wonderful holiday for three generations. Lovely sailing, fantastic meals and a splendid Christmas! Thank you both so much.” – Mary

“Thank you! We had lots of fun. Love, James & Rory”

Mary & Patrick, Antony & Jo, James & Rory – London – UK

27th November – 4th December 2010 – USVI/BVI – Family of 4 Adults
“In all ways, a perfect voyage – boat, crew, routes, harbours, food, company, the islands, weather, more food – you have given us a spectacular gift, and we have been happy in your care. Back next year!” – Michael, New York USA

“This week has fulfilled – and exceeded – our dreams of a perfect holiday in the Caribbean. The most wonderful, relaxed, pampered and altogether far-too-short few days! Mark, you astounded us with your creative culinary skills and Lynn, your organization and sailing. Thanks, both of you.” – Suzanne, Helen & John, Melbourne Australia

Michael – New York USA – John & Suzanne and Helen – Melbourne – Australia

31st October – 7th November 2010 – Grenadines – Family of 2 Adults & 2 Teenagers
“An absolutely perfect vacation! You are a wonderful couple and gave us the best vacation! Best ever!” – Patricia

“We appreciated so much to be sailing on a ‘real’ sailboat with such a serious, and pleasant crew, that took such good care of the boat, as well as of the customers. The sailing was great. The food was great (thank you Mark in particular). Lynn, you were a fabulous skipper this week. And thank you for letting us participate in the sailing and the handling of the boat, in
particular our teenagers Carl & Jenny, they appreciated that a lot. We hope to be back soon!” – Sigbjorn

“Thanks for giving me the best time of my life! Sailing with you on your yacht was like visiting paradise! It was really inspiring as well! Now I’m already planning to crew on a boat next year! I hope we will see each other soon! Hopefully we can stay with you in the BVI next year! Best wishes and thanks” – Carl

Patricia, Sigbjorn, Carl & Jenny – Stockholm Sweden

23 – 30 October 2010 – Grenadines – Family Party of 2 adults & 2 young children
“We had a lovely time, we though it was the best holiday ever!” – Ally & Loulou, Age 7 & 6 years (Loulou celebrated her 6th birthday onboard Pacific Wave!)

“We had the best time ever! It was our dream holiday and it lived up to every expectation we had. Thank you Lynn & Mark for such a lovely time. Please come for dinner at Wisley Chase when you are passing through next time. All our love xxx”

Nicola, Matteo, Ally & Loulou – Surrey England

24 – 31 July 2010 – Grenadines – 1 Couple
Lynn & Mark
Thank you both so much for a trip of a lifetime! We didn’t say because Hill doesn’t like all the attention, but it was Hill’s 40th birthday cruise and it could not have been more special – thanks to both of you. A perfect first cruise of many to come!” – Maggie
“Pacific Wave is truly a Queen of the Sea. Your attention to detail made for the most enjoyable trip. Mark you turned non- eaters into feasters. Now it’s double time in the gym. A+1 for professionalism.” – Hill

Maggie & Hill – Florida, USA

4 – 10 May 2010 – Grenadines – 1 Couple
“Dear Lynn & Mark
Thank you both for a really enjoyable sailing experience. This was Phyllis’ first sailing trip and she could not have had a better crew – you have made a convert of her (my thanks for this!). Pacific Wave is a very special boat (I’m very jealous) and you both made us feel very relaxed at all times (a great achievement given the market turmoil!!). Your knowledge of the area was a great benefit and snorkeling (the first time for Phyllis) in the Tobago Cays was marvelous. And talking about enjoyment, Mark’s meals were fantastic – we feel very spoiled. Thanks for everything – you are truly great hosts. Please do come visit us next time you are in the UK – we would love to see you both there. Warm regards.”

Peter & Phyllis – London UK

18 – 25 April 2010 – BVI – Family of 3 Adults & 3 Children 15, 13 & 8 years
“Dear Lynn & Mark
On behalf of the grown-ups… thank you for EVERYTHING! We felt special and spoiled the entire week. The anchorages were perfect – many were new to us in spite of several other bareboat charters in the BVI. The boat is special and gorgeous. And the food was beyond our wildest dreams. For all of us (kids too), some highlights are: Avery’s first water ski, Wreck of the Rhone by snorkel!, Seeing one (or more) sea turtles each day, The sail from White Bay to Sopers Hole, Our ‘private beach’ on Mosquito Island, Keeping us away from the ‘bad fish’, Our night out together at Biras Creek & Saba Rock, Beatrix sleeping under the stars!, Isabel’s love of kayaking and starchy food … swimming around the boat, Getting to know you both a little and swapping tales Thanks for the passage! We hope that you’ll come North. It would be our pleasure to host you – and show you around land or/sea – in Rhode Island or Weston MA. Fondly.”

Meg, Jonathan, Carter, Avery, Beatrix & Isabel – Weston MA, USA

2 – 7 April 2010 – USVI/BVI – Family of 2 Adults & 4 Children
“Dear Lynn & Mark
We leave you rested and full of memories to keep for a lifetime! From the moment we stepped aboard until our day of departure you made us feel so welcome and comfortable, attending to our every need. Thank you for allowing John to share the helm (he was in his glory), for filling us with your amazing meals, and showing us the beauty of both the US & British Virgin Islands. It was such a pleasure to get to know both of you, and we thank you for sharing Pacific Wave with all of us. If you ever bring Pacific Wave to Nantucket please let us know perhaps we can return a bit of your wonderful hospitality.
Best wishes to you both.”

Fondly John, Donna, Lauren, Sara, Emily & Anne – New Jersey USA

22 – 29 March 2010 – USVI/BVI – Family of 2 Adults & 2 Children
Dear Lynn & Mark
“Thank you so much for making our inaugural sailing trip so very special! We had such a blast and will never forget our time together on Pacific Wave. You two were such gracious hosts. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Much love, Mark, Elisabeth, Caroline & Walker

“Dear Lynn & Mark This has been the best sailing trip I’ve ever been on, (it has been since it’s the first), but I’m sure it will be the best if l go on more. Thank you!”

Caroline – age 11

Mark, Elisabeth, Caroline & Walker – Boston USA

22 Feb – 1 Mar 2010 – 3 Couples – Sint Maarten – St Barths – Anguilla – St Martin – Sint Maarten
Dear Lynn & Mark
“Sailing on Pacific Wave has been a relaxing, fun time. I have to admit that l approached this adventure with a bit of trepidation – would l be able to enjoy the voyage while worrying about ‘mal de mer’. Knowing that l had lots of support eased my concerns. You all were terrific. Your knowledge of the boat and the area helped me relax. Wonderful food, comfortable accommodation, and most of all, great company created lovely, memorable times. Merci.”

Barbara – Salt Lake City

“Lynn & Mark Barbara & l thoroughly enjoyed this 7 day sail. You both were just wonderful – sailing skills, attention to your guests & lovely personalities. We so appreciate your professionalism, friendship, attention to every need, wonderful meals, and a fine ‘horses neck’ (Dark & Stormy). Thank you. We recommend you highly, had a wonderful time and are grateful for your great hosting &captaincy. Thank you.”

Jim (AKA Jimmy Bob) – Salt Lake City

“Dear Lynn & Mark We have spent years bareboat chartering. What a pleasure it has been having you to plan our day sails with us, and providing such wonderful meals. It has been a spectacular voyage. OK many superlatives have come your way from our entire crew. They are well deserved. But let me add what might be a unique thought. Pacific Wave and its crew created an atmosphere where three couples, friends but not yet comrades, turned the corner and developed feelings for each other that are deeper, richer and more enduring. What a gift we received from each other. The sun, the ocean, & Pacific Wave were essential. The two of you provided the ingredients to work the magic, thank you both.”

Michael – Salt Lake City

“Aboard Pacific Wave, a beautiful and elegant yacht handled by Lynn & Mark, a beautiful and elegant couple! Nonpareil service, sensational food, wonderful comradity. All in all a week to long remember. And, the added touch of captain to mate, and mate to captain referring to each other as ‘Darling’. You two are wonderful and deserve nothing but fair winds and smooth seas.”

Fondly Tony & Carol – Salt Lake City

Michael & Mary, Barbara & Jim and Tony & Carol – Salt Lake City – USA

31 Jan – 7 Feb 2010 – BVI – Honeymoon Couple
“Dearest Lynn & Mark
We were lucky to be with you for our honeymoon charter. We searched long and hard for the right boat and crew for this most extraordinary moment in our lives. We placed our trust in you, and in Pacific Wave, and we were rewarded one-hundred fold! We are so grateful to have spent this blissful week with you upon your magnificent yacht. She is a unique and singular experience floating in the World. She was meant for you and Mark, and we are blessed to have sailed with you both. Lynn, you are our captain. Mark, you are a culinary inspiration. And now, you are our friends. We wish you and Pacific Wave
the future you deserve, and send you our love and gratitude.”

Jennifer & Scott – Boston USA

26 December – 2 January 2010 – USVI/BVI – Family of 2 Adults & 4 Children
“Lynn & Mark
Thanks so much for welcoming the Heher gang onto ‘Pacific Wave’ for such a wonderful cruise from St Thomas to Virgin Gorda and back. Highlights were many, too many to list, but here are some: Fabulous Captain(s) & Chef/Crew – a great team! -Upwind trip from Cooper Island to Virgin Gorda – Run from Virgin Gorda to Peter Island – Great snorkeling & tubing – The Coffee Grinders – Calm, unique anchorages – The Shark (Tarpon in disguise) in Francis Bay – The Barracuda at Christmas Cove – The Sting Rays at Norman Island Eggs (Poached), Tamarind & Lime Chicken, Summer Fruit Compote, Garlic & Tomato Shrimp, Salads & Salad Dressing. Everything served was delicious, nutritious and fresh, and in exactly the right portions. Thank you so much for making this our BEST VACATION If you’re ever inclined to visit ‘New England’, we’ll be offended if you don’t call us. We could even visit Newport RI and look at sail boats!”

Eliot, Katrinka, Anneke, Eliot Jr, John, Abigail – Boston USA

18 – 25 December 2009 – USVI/BVI – 2 Families – 2 Adults & 2 Children
“We had a splendid time. Circum-navigating Tortola, we snorkeled, swam, water-skied, ate (amazing food), and sailed! Gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful boat and the most wonderful, capable, friendly captain and mate! Thank you!!”

Marc & Julia – New York

“What was more fun? Wakeboarding around Le Chiffre’s mega yacht, the divine poached eggs and bacon or seeing the genoa unfurl on the passage from Sopers Hole to Norman Island? Getting the balance between looking after your guests and bothering them and letting them have a go at sailing and being in control is a fine art – which you do really well!
The boat is of course beautiful! The excellent cooking solved the Caribbean food problem completely and left even the best restaurants (Biras Creek) in the shaded. Thank you for a first class week! We hope to sail with you again sometime”

Simon – London

“Also had an excellent time! I loved wakeboarding, being under full sail and seeing the dolphins!”

Thomas – London

Marc & Julia – New York USA – Simon & Thomas – London UK

24 November – 2 December 2009 – BVI – Family of 6 Adults
“Eight fabulous days aboard Pacific Wave, thank you Lynn and Mark. Very unfortunate that some of our party were forced to depart early, but all the more reason to come back again soon. The meals were outstanding and the islands and snorkeling just gorgeous. Pacific Wave is unsurpassed!”

Diana & Ian – Canada

“In the face of unexpected events, Lynn & Mark accommodated our needs and gave us a ‘home’ to return to. The last few days of sailing have been outstanding. The boat is immaculate and the food a continually unfolding gastronomic delight! I shall miss all the company, the laughter, learning about shepherding. Come to Canada. We sail there too! Thank you”

Diana – Canada

George & Jennifer, Diana & Ian, Diana, Sarah – Canada

7 – 14 July 2009 – BVI – Family of 2 Adults & 3 Children
“Our second voyage on Pacific Wave, this time with the three kids. A magical trip again. You showed us beautiful scenery, stunning anchorages, wonderful times. And … the kids loved it! I have rarely seen them engaged to this extent. Thanks again for your hard work and companionship. We always feel safe with you guys.”

Guy, Isabelle, Mike, Steve & Lara – Canary Riverside,London & Gent, Belgium

27 June – 4 July 2009 – St Martin – St Barts – Anguilla – BVI – USVI – 1 Couple
“Great trip, everything was wonderful, thank you! Good times, lots of laughs, enjoyed the ‘Forests’ (Pacific Wave special rum punches), all our meals, snorkeling, etc. Willie T’s quite the show ha ha! Happy Birthday me and Mark! (Christine celebrated her birthday onboard, the same day as Mark celebrated his). Enjoy!”

Bob & Christine Wolfson – New Jersey, USA

19 – 26 April 2009 – St Lucia – Grenadines – St Lucia – 1 Couple
“One word only: MAGIC … We had a fantastic cruise thanks to your very professional skippering, your attention to detail and service. THANKS!.”

Guy & Isabelle – London, England

21 – 28 February 2009 – Antigua – Nevis – Monserrat – Guadeloupe – Les Saintes – Antigua – 1 Couple
“Lynn & Mark
You all gave us a great and memorable week aboard Pacific Wave. She is a beautiful, seaworthy boat and sails magnificently, a rare combination. Our sail to Nevis, Monserrat, Guadeloupe & Iles des Saintes was tremendous fun. You all looked after us wonderfully and worked so hard in some fairly lumpy seas. Mark’s work both above and below decks amazed us. Out one minute working the boat, the next producing terrific meals. We have both sailed all our lives and therefore really appreciate the hard work you put into making our week with you special.
Let us know if you bring Pacific Wave North we would love to see you there too. Thank you all for a really terrific week.”

Hugh & Helene – New York, USA

January 2009 – Antigua – 3 Couples
“As a final touch to our two week holiday to Antigua Lynn & Mark took us all (6) on a fantastic adventure on their beautiful boat. We started off from Falmouth Harbour and set sail towards Green Island for a wonderful and delicious lunch followed by a nice swim and chilled rose wine on deck. Thursday morning we had our ‘Scandinavian’ morning swim and tea, breakfast of fruits and croissants, before yet again setting sail to Carlisle Bay where ‘hundreds’ of turtles welcomed us and we had a lovely lunch and more rose! We‘ve had a wonderful time with you both. Thank you so much for giving us this amazing final touch to our holiday. Lots of love xxxx”

Pernille, Gina, Tonja, Jan P, Oystim, Axel – from Oslo, Norway

January 2009 – Antigua – Family of 7
“A fabulous day out for the whole family. Lynn and Mark made us very welcome and it felt as though the boat was our own! A delicious lunch whipped up by Mark went down very easily along with a superb glass of white wine. Thank you both very much.”

John, Christine, Helen, Nicholas, Elisabeth, Jennifer Thizackerley & Somja – a family from London, England

December 2008 – Antigua – Family of 7
“Fantastic day to Green Island, Antigua. Absolute highlight for whole family from age 7 to 70! Lynn & Mark made our charter a totally relaxing, special experience.”

Alison, Mark, Giles, Eliza and Seb Thompson from Norfolk, England & Laura & Packer Wilbur from Southport, CT USA

23-30 March 2013 USVI/BVI Family of 2 Adults & 2 Children
“Lynn & Mark
What a fabulous week of experiencing the BVI onboard Pacific Wave! We came having had all the “resort” experiences, and were hoping to have a different kind of vacation, and l can truly say our expectations were exceeded. The two of you made our stay so comfortable, with the fabulous food (thanks Mark), the great accommodation, and all the fun activities. As a family, the chance to spend time together in such beautiful surroundings, without the distraction of home, has been a gift. I know the snorkelling that the boys did will be something they will remember forever… and Shane will certainly relish being rummy champ! For Wendy & Myself, l think being able to sit and enjoy the solitude and surroundings of all the great anchorages was a highlight, and an inspiration to get even more out of our boat at home! Thanks Lynn for going horseback riding with Wendy, a trip would not be complete without a hack! Maybe next time we will play golf instead though! Most of all thanks for making us feel so welcome onboard Pacific Wave, & for sharing your knowledge and experiences with us. Hope to see you up our way in Long Island Sound!”

Cheers, Jeff, Wendy, Austin and Shane – New York USA