|Length:||50 Ft Lagoon|
|Cabins:||3 Queen Berths|
|Number of Guests:||1-6|
AZURIA is a beautiful crewed charter Lagoon 50 offering 3 queen cabins each with private bath. The master cabin is larger and includes a private sofa and lounge area. Master cabin also has own ensuite head with a separate shower stall, electric head and vanity. The other two spacious guest cabins each have a queen size berth, ensuite bathroom with electric toilet and semi-wet shower area. There is plenty of deck space for alfresco dining, lounging and sunbathing. All cabins have individually controlled air conditioning units for client comfort .
Azuria has a tag team crew!
Michael & Brittany will be onboard December 12, 2020 – July 31, 2021.
Mark & Sally will be onboard October 15, 2021 – March 31, 2022
Yacht Rates in USD
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All inclusive rates are based on a 7 night charter (1 week) with food, beverages and standard bar, cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Taxes, relocation fees may be extra, see below for Charter Information
Not included is a crew gratuity at your discretion is usually 15 to 20% of the Yacht Rates handed to the crew at the end of the charter
BVI pick up and drop off at Nanny Cay for the months of October 15, 2021 – March 31, 2022 is preferred. Will also pick up at other BVI ports upon request. Due to current laws and protocols in USVI and BVI we will not be picking up in USVI in these months.
HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, all other meals ashore at client expense.
2/16,200 – 3/$17,000 – 4/$17,900 – 5/$18,450 – 6/$19,050
LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes all breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, all other meals ashore at client expense.
2/$16,350 – 3/$17,500 – 4/$18,200 – 5/$18,825- 6/$19,500
1-6 guests NOW $24,000 – Charter must end by December 26th. 7 night minimum applies
NEW YEARS 2021/22:
1-6 guests @ $26,000 – Charter must start December 27th or later. 7 night minimum applies
Scuba Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only
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- Sat Tv/Stero
- iPod/Device Hookups
- A/C in each cabin
- Movies in each cabin
- Sun Awning
- Deck Shower
- Special Diets
- Lots ofPort Hatches
- No smoking on yacht
- Children are Welcome
- Water Maker
- Ice Maker
- Sailing Instructions
- Onboard WIFI
- Green Initiatives Make purified drinking water with Re-usable water bottles
- Eco-friendly cleaning products
- little use of paper products
- water maker to save on use of plastic bottles of water
- local and organic produce when available
- 13 ft Dinghy size with centre consol and 50 hp engine
- Water Skis for Adult & Kids
- Snorkel Gear
- Wake Board
- 1 x 1 man Kayaks
- 1 x 2 man Kayaks
- Swim Platform with boarding ladder
- Beach Games
- 2 x SU Paddle Boards
- Fishing Gear
- Fishing Permit for BVI
- 4 bean bag chairs on bow
- 3 pax banana
- 1 men's wake board
- 1 woman's wake board
- 8 person floating island
- Bow bimini cover
- Child's SUPS
- Pref. Pick-up Nanny Cay BVI
- Other Pick-up Red Hook USVI
- Summer Operations & Winter Operations Caribbean Virgin Islands
To maximise year round bookings, Azuria now has two crews; Mark & Sally will be onboard 1st November through to 31st March and
Michael Vaughan and Brittany Kiley (ex Tabula Rusa) will take the helm from 1st April through to the end of October for your summer charters.
Come on board AZURIA and truly have your DREAM VACATION OF A LIFETIME, on our immaculately maintained catamaran.
Mark and Sally have a high and extensive reputation for been a fun loving, highly knowledgeable, and some of the most experienced crew in the BVI!
This is demonstrated by the high number of repeat guests who come back again and again, for more relaxation, pampering and fun.
Please read our guest comments! Mark and Sally chartered for many years on their own catamaran, VIKING DREAM until she was sadly lost in Hurricane Irma in 2017.
When Mark and Sally first considered the life of the sailing couple, they were on a year’s leave from their corporate jobs in the UK, trying to find some balance in their until-then crazy lives. Sally had been Training and HR manager with a major British retail group, sorting out employees’ problems, whilst Mark had been on the other side of retail, setting up high-end malls in airports. He had 250 staff and 25 managers reporting to him and, when he wasn’t travelling for business, he was dealing with the inevitable headaches of management.
Throughout their many years together, sailing, travel and outdoor pursuits have been the hub of their relationship. So in 2001 they embarked on an invigorating world tour for 12 months. They travelled extensively through America, Canada, Alaska, Peru, Australia & New Zealand, returning over Asia and Europe. Their yachting experience includes cruising in Croatia, Greece, Turkey, the Caribbean, the Whitsundays, Malaysia and Thailand. Not to mention UK waters, and a TransAtlantic Crossing! On returning from travelling, they decided to turn a leisure activity they love into a lifestyle.
Cruising the islands and seeking out that idyllic palm fringed bay, where the sea, the sky and the sand invoke that feeling of total tranquillity, and being at one with nature, is what they love to share with their guests.
If youd like to learn about sailing they are both qualified instructors and love to impart their knowledge, but are equally happy to pass you a cushion and bring you an iced drink while they sail the yacht!
They are also very passionate about food and presenting their guests with fine cuisine, wines and cocktails. Sallys dishes are an exceptional variety of styles, reflecting her extensive travels and experience of different cultures. Marks cocktails are legendary, both self styled and classics. They are also known as Captain Cocktail and Sally in the Galley!
Mark – Youll find me in the water as much as on it, and I love to lead guided snorkelling safaris. Pointing out the amazing richness and variety of fish and wildlife the Caribbean Islands have to offer. I also love to fish and delight in helping you tempt a nice Tuna or Mahi-Mahi to your lure, or a Bonefish to your fly. When at anchor you may like to take some tuition from me on learning to Windsurf. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to assist a total novice in getting up and sailing with a little guidance and encouragement.
Sally – Having sailed with my Father from before I could walk and having helped my Mother in the kitchen from an early age Ive always had a passion for sailing and food. Graduating from University in Food Technology I have loved creating dinner parties and varied social events or taking part in competitive sailing. I aspire to ensure our guests are able to relax, enjoy good cuisine, and have fun experiencing The Caribbean on their dream vacation.
We have always gelled as a team. Guests enthuse about our attention to detail, professionalism, hospitality, good humour and desire to live life to the full. We have many guests return again and again and refer us to their friends and family.
We are now in our 15th year of chartering and excel at creating very individual, personalized, unforgettable Holidays.
Summer Crew (April though October) Captain Michael Vaughan and Brittany Kiley
-USCG 100T Master + Sailing Endorsement
-PADI Dive Master
-Radar Observer Unlimited
-STCW + Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
-Strong Engineering Background
-Adult Sailing Instructor
-Passionate about Photography + Videography
-Good Mechanical troubleshooting skills – small diesel engines, rigging
While working as a Day Charter Captain and Sailing Instructor in Chicago, Michael met Brittany as she was pursuing her goal of learning how to sail. The two of them soon realized their mutual dream of living and working on the water in the Caribbean, fell in love, and started planning to make their dream a reality.
Together they’ve sailed over 10,000 nautical miles in the Mediterranean, along the East Coast, Lake Michigan, and in the Caribbean. One of their favorite passages was sailing from Faro Portugal to Valletta Malta to deliver a sailing yacht for the Rolex Middle Sea Race. They have also worked on private super yachts, honing their hospitality skills and learning the finer points of yacht service and care.
The two of them take great pride in providing 5-star service while ensuring their guests have an unforgettable experience. When not sailing or entertaining, you’ll find Michael and Brittany scuba diving, practicing yoga, riding bikes, or enjoying a day at the beach.
Michael’s love for sailing started at a young age, when on vacation in Mexico his family charted a sailboat for a day. It was on this trip that Michael knew he had found his dream career.
Michael spent many years learning how to sail in Chicago, eventually becoming the Fleet Manager and Lead Instructor for the school that taught him so much. To this day, his passion for teaching others how to sail shows whenever he meets someone eager to learn. Many of his students have gone on to a career in sailing, including several currently working on their own circumnavigations.
Along this path, Michael has found great joy in scuba diving and focused on becoming a leader both above and below the water. As a PADI Dive Master, Michael enjoys leading certified guests of all skill levels under the waves. While diving, guests will experience a world far different than the one they leave behind when they come on vacation.
Whether fishing, free diving, snorkeling or scuba diving, Michael is a natural leader and enjoys sharing these activities with his guests. His warm, welcoming personality will make you feel right at home while relaxing in paradise.
CHEF/FIRST MATE BRITTANY
-Professional Cook Certificate
-USCG 25T Master + Sailing Mate Endorsement
-Yacht Service Professional Level I
– Food Safety Level II
-STCW + Proficiency in Designated Security Duties o PADI Open Water Diver
-Passionate about Food + Wine Pairing
– Aspiring Sommelier and Mixologist
-Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sustainability
Brittany became a professional yacht Chef through the marriage of her main passions in life: food, travel, and the great outdoors. She’s worked as a Private Chef for high profile clients and is comfortable cooking you a wide variety of cuisines.
Brittany’s love for being on the water was instilled in her from a young age where she spent her summers boating, waterskiing, and tubing on lakes in the Midwest. Thanks to the help of her handsome sailing instructor, she now holds a 25T Master USCG License with a Sailing Mate endorsement. This, coupled with her experience in the galley makes her a well rounded 1st Mate.
Brittany was blessed to be raised in a family full of good cooks, and has enjoyed cooking for friends and family from a young age. While pursuing a Bachelors degree in Environmental Sustainability, she immersed herself in the Farm-to-Table movement by working in both restaurants and on many of Chicago’s urban farms, growing specialty produce for top-tier restaurants in the Windy City. After graduation, she went on to complete an internship with one of Sonoma County’s oldest wineries, teaching her the basics of viticulture and igniting her interest in food and wine pairing.
Brittany loves bringing people together through food and looks forward to providing you with a unique culinary experience.
Chef Sally’s Sample Menu
This is just a small selection of Sally’s many mouth-watering menus. All menus are individually planned to suit our guest individual requests and dietary preferences.
All served with succulent local fruits, chilled fruit juices, freshly brewed coffee and a selection of teas. Plus cereals, yogurts and a variety of pastries, breads, toast and preserves each day.
Eggs Benedict with Crispy Bacon or Smoked Salmon on English Muffins
Breakfast Sausages with French Toast and Puerto Rican style Plantains
Banana and Choc Chip Pancakes, topped with honeyed Bacon
Cheese & Ham Croissant Bake with Tomato garnish
‘Viking’ Omelettes …..Fit for any modern day pirate!
Captain Cocktail Special! – Saute potatoes, topped with scambled eggs, cheese and bacon
To accompany your meal: Ice Cold Water, Chilled soft drinks, a favourite cocktail, beer or wine. With a Selection of Fresh Fruit or a small sweet delight to follow.
Mousseline of Trio of Fish in a layered Terrine, Mixed Bean Salad and Caribbean Egg and Potato Salad.
Sally’s Famous ‘ FINGER LICKIN BABY BACK RIBS’ (the most sort after receipe from our guests!), Assorted Red Vegetable Sweet and Sour Salad, accompanied by Freshly Baked Foccacia Bread.
Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Summer Pasta with a Tossed Green Salad and Hot Baguette Rolls
Caesar Salad with a choice of extras; Smoked Salmon & Salmon, Shrimp, Chicken & Bacon or just plain, served with a Tomato and Balsamic Medley, and Hot Garlic Bread
Sally’s Homemade Gourmet Cheese Burgers (In Paradise!)plus Homemade Coleslaw (to a secret receipe!) and French Fries
Lobster, Local Mango and Avocado Salad,on a bed of mixed Salad drizzled with a Mango Coulis, plus Sweet Pepper Salad and Freshly Baked Mixed Grain Baguette.
Mushrooms Stuffed with walnuts & goat’s cheese, with Little Gems and Blue Cheese Salad and a Variety of Hot Crusty Rolls
“They say the third time is a charm. Well we will agree with our third time to the BVI was by far the most fun. Sally your meals were superb and Mark your cocktails were fabulous. It was great getting to know the both of you, and good luck in all of your adventures!” Marty & Carole Farrell (Pittsburg – USA)
SUNDOWNERS ACCOMPANIED BY HORS D’OEUVRES
One of Mark’s many Cocktail Specials be it a ‘Viking Vibration’, ‘Rum 4 UR Life’, Bushwacker , Calypso rose, Margarita Classic or a favourite of your own. Mark also has a wide selection of ‘Virgin’ Cocktails which appeal to all ages. Accompanied by a selection of the following:
Mini Crab Cakes and Spicy Potato Cakes with a Sweet Chilli and Mango Dipping Sauce.
Asparagus, or Figs stuffed with Mozzarella, wrapped in Bacon
Sesame Beef Skewers with a Hot Soy and Scallion Dip
‘Reggie Reggie’ Nachos with Tomato Salsa and ‘Best Ever’ Guacamole
Crab Salsa or Goat’s Cheese and Olive Tapenade on Crostini
Chicken Satay with Crunchy Peanut Sauce
Spanish Tapas:Tiger Prawns in a Chilli & Garlic Butter, Serrano Ham, Manchego Cheese, Fried Chorizo.
“The most amazing time we have ever spent aboard any yacht. Thank you so much. Sally, you put every restaurant to shame, your cooking is incredible.” Sue & Anthony Steward & Tigs! (Capetown –South Africa)
Elegantly served in our spacious cockpit under star studded skies, with iced water and selection of wine to accompany the following:
Seared Ahi Tuna Steak with Lemon & Herb Butter, alongside are Garlic and Herb New Potatoes, Beans and Cherry Tomatoes
Rack of Lamb with a Mustard & Apricot Crust, Timbale of Carrot & Courgette Julienne and Stack of Sauté New Potatoes
Sweet Chilli & and Ginger Swordfish Steak, Mixed Stir-Fry Vegetables and Wild Rice
Caribbean ‘Surf and Turf’ with Fillet Beef Steak cooked to your liking, Jumbo Tiger Shrimp topped with a Blue Cheese Butter and accompanied by Homemade ‘Jenga’ Steak Fries and Roasted Vine Cherry Tomatoes.
Sea Bass Fillet on Saffron Rice with a Carrot and Poppy Salad and Tahini Sauce
Duck Breasts with Soy and Ginger Sauce, Wilted Greens and Egg Noodles
King Prawns in Sweetcorn and Coconut Sauce, Deep Fried Coconut King Prawns and Basmati Rice
Chocolate & Cointreau Mousse with orange segments
Key Lime Pie with Confectionary Cream
Crème Brule with Crème de Cassis soaked Raspberries
Grand Marnier Crepes with freshly Whipped Cream
Individual Mango & Kiwi Pavlovas
Lemon and Ginger nut Cheesecake with Fresh Blueberry Coulis
Caribbean Chocolate & Rum Banana served with fresh Cream
Freshly Brewed Coffee or Tea with Liqueurs
AZURIA GUESTS COMMENTS
I have been very lucky and have spent over a dozen weeks sailing on Catamarans over the last several years. One of my best experiences was spending three weeks this season (2018) on a Cat called Azuria. From the moment I boarded, I could tell this was going to be one of the best experiences I have had sailing. The yacht was so clean and Mark and Sally our crew had paid attention to every detail prior to us even coming on board. Once on board we learned all our safety things and the fun began instantly. Every anchorage to every cocktail to every snack and even every meal was incredible and we could not have needed anything more. Mark and Sally run an amazing operation. They make your vacation relaxing, fun and you learn something new each and every day. I would highly recommend sailing with them for the ultimate sailing charter experience. I will be back in 2019 and if you are considering a crewed Yacht vacation get on Azuria with Mark and Sally, it’s superb!! – Jeff
HOW DID YOU ENJOY YOUR CHARTER? It was outstanding. Just the right amount of activity and relaxation.
Food was fantastic
DID YOU FIND THE CREW FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING? PLEASE COMMENT. They were exceptionally accommodating.
WAS THE YACHT CLEAN, WELL-MAINTAINED AND COMFORTABLE FOR YOUR GROUP? Very clean and lots of water sports. Great size for the four of us.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE QUALITY OF MEALS SERVED ON BOARD? Outstanding. Sally and Mark create fantastic meals. Three great meals
a day, fresh fruit, terrific desserts and great cocktails.
MAY WE USE YOUR NAME AS A REFERENCE? YES __XX_____
Mark & Sally
People often ask me why we always seem to return year after year to the BVI. Is it the Sun, the Water, the Beaches, or the Sailing.
But the truth is it’s THE TWO OF YOU.
You have become friends, GOOD FRIENDS and we totally enjoy your company. We love the way you make us ffel so comfortable.
We were both glad we were able to bring our family, to understand why we just love to be with YOU TWO, now they know
Mark & Sally –
Talking with Jeff and Laura about this trip – we have very high expectations. You’ve exceeded them all!!
Thank you so much for a wonderful trip. We loved EVERYTHING.
If you ever make it to Colorado – we’d love to share our mountains with you!
Jean and Tim
Mark & Sally
Where to begin?
ANOTHER incredible, wonderful, delicious week!
It went too quickly. We will take home our clothes, extra pounds, and so many WONDERFUL MEMORIES, but leave behind a part of our hearts here.
You both are very special to us all, and we’ll never forget you. MANY MANY THANKS FOR EVERYTHING – we love you!
Mark and Karen
To hate is an easy lazy thing,
BUT, to love takes strength that everyone has, but not all are willing to practice ……….. and both of your strength to love and care for us has made this trip UNFORGETTABLE!!!!
From Karl, Stephanie and Lauren
Dear Sally & Mark
This has truly been one of the best vacations we have ever taken!
The food, the weather, the hospitality have all been unsurpassed. We loved getting to know your beautiful islands, and getting to know you!
Now, as we head home to our 4th Nor’easter blizzard this March, we appreciate more than ever what a paradise you have shown us and we are determined to come back again soon!
Fair seas and good winds to you both
The B. family
A huge thank you to Captain Mark and Chef Sally, the amazing crew of #sailazuria, for the incredible week we just spent in the BVI’s. The meals prepared by chef Sally were outstandingly delicious! The service was impeccable! Captain Mark and Sally made the entire trip entertaining, relaxing, and fun for all. It was as truly the best vacation we’ve ever had! If you’re looking for an all inclusive family or adult get away I highly recommend this crew and yacht! #bvi #bluewater #bestvacationever
Mark and Sally,
“God Bless you—you are going to die” My new favorite quote. Can’t thank you enough for everything!
Mark and Sally, Oh my frick this trip has been speechless. Thank you for sharing stories that seriously intrigued me and keeping us safe and full of food. Please never change because you guys are the best!
P.S. You have also inspired me to travel and really make the most of life
Mark and Sally, you two have given us a memory that tops our adventures! What a CLASS ACT with you – from island to island you have given us knowledge, experience, friendship, good drink, fantastic meals, and the respect of love for people.
How do you improve on Paradise? ADD MARK AND SALLY!!
Thank you both for the best vacation of our lives.
See you SOON!!
Love Ron, Jen, Ronnie, Natalie and Sam
(and they will as they rebooked within 24hrs of returning home!)
March 1-8, 2017 – on previous yacht Viking Dream
I am following the questions on your Post Charter Review to provide you feedback on our recent charter on the Viking Dream.
Let me preface my review by saying this sailing adventure was one of, or maybe the best vacation I’ve ever taken. Sailing on the Viking Dream was beyond all my expectations.
The Viking Dream is an exquisite boat. Every inch of it is immaculate. It is Mark and Sally’s home and they take great pride in it and it shows. The boat is spacious and extremely comfortable. I loved swinging in the hammock chair or lounging in the bean bag chairs and of course sunning on the deck. The state rooms are very good size (for boat living) and are appointed with plenty of cabinets, lockers and shelves to accommodate all of your gear.You want for nothing on the Viking Dream. Sally and Mark make sure you have everything and are always comfortable. Truly, we were treated like royalty. It was the most wonderful experience. On board the Viking Dream are all the water toys and equipment as advertised. My sisters, mom and I had a ball kayaking and snorkeling and tubing and paddle boarding. (There was even more to do like fishing and windsurfing, but we opted for more relaxing!)
Mark was great with making suggestions for activities and getting us to the best places to do them. He was always ready and willing to get our equipment ready for us.
Mark is a captain extraordinaire. Besides catering to his guests, he sails the Viking Dream with amazing skill and ease. Sally is his first mate. Together they work like a fine tuned machine, in tandem, seamlessly sailing and managing the boat.With Sally and Mark at the helm, you don’t have a care in the world.
Sally is a chef beyond compare. She treated us to 3 meals a day ( and appetizers at cocktail hour) that dazzled both my taste buds and my eyes. Each was an exquisite masterpiece worthy of a photo in a cookbook. Day in and day out we were awed by Sally’s decadent creations. Additionally, Sally considered all of our food preferences. I LOVED every dish she prepared (and was stuffed at the end of each meal.)
With 100% confidence I would recommend sailing with Mark and Sally on the Viking Dream. ( I already have!) If I ever have the opportunity to charter a boat again I would only sail on the Viking Dream.
Very truly yours,
February 2017 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
Mark & Sally
What a way to ring in my 50th year! This trip has EXCEEDED our expectations in every way. We knew whichever port was around the corner or what delicious food would be put on the table, it was all nothing less than perfect.
We couldnt have asked for better hosts and company. We hope to set sail with you both and the Viking Dream again!
Thanks again for the PERFECT FAMILY VACATION
Joe, Christie, Bennett and Hannah
PS: Diet starts on Monday we have NEVER feasted on such amazing food!
Mid February 2017 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
Dear Mark and Sally
We had a WONDERFUL WEEK!
We have been pampered beyond our expectations. The three meals each day, and everything else have been fabulous.
The presentation of the food was outstanding. We appreciated and admire the work you do for your guests. Having sailed ourselves before, we know what effort it takes to make everything work.
Anneliese and Erich
January 2017, 3rd visit!
Our second sail with Mark & Sally, and just as wonderful as we remember. The BVI is Great, but would not be the same without them. Thanks for such Great Care; Gourmet Food; Custom Cocktails; & your Expertise. Its as if we are sailing with old friends. SO . NOT GOODBYE, BUT . SEE YOU LATER!
Jim and Marysue
Friday January 20th 2017
As our children still define this sailing trip BVI BEST VACATION EVER!
Thank you again for your hospitality, lovely wine and spirits, awesome food, and allowing us to come this week. (changing your own travel plans!). You have a wonderful home on the sea, and have made it a VERY SPECIAL PLACE. Hope we can do this again.
Kelli & Eric (Rick)
Friday January 20th 2017
New Years 2016-2017 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
WATCH NICK’S AMAZING VIDEO ON U TUBE ABOUT THEIR CHARTER: Viking Dream Charter B.V.I.
From the first day until the last minute spent with you (Mark and Sally), we enjoyed every minute & could not have imagined how much FUN we could have jam packed all in one week. The catamaran was always kept clean, the cabins were spacious and cosy, the food top notch gourmet; and Sally & Mark you were THE MOST WONDERFUL HOSTS!
Some of our favouites.
Viking Games Barb
Trivia of the Day Rick
Drink of the Day All!!
Marks Boat skills and getting us to the front of the line ALWAYS All
Bar in the Water All
Gourmet Food All
We truly THANK YOU for making everything so special
Barb, Rick, Cassie, Nick, Meagan & Mitch Swabby!
December 2015 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
Dear Mark and Sally
Thank you so much for sharing your Dream and islands with our family!
You are both totally awesome!
Sally in the Galleys gourmet creations in that small space are nothing short of miraculous!
Whenever Ben refuses to eat his greens, we will remind him of him eating Sallys.
Mark, thank you for your patience in entertaining the boys out on the water. You finally managed to tire out an 11 and 13 year old!
Thank you for making this a dream Vacation. We hope to be soon Living the Dream again.
Thank you Marjorie, Gaston, Andrew & Ben
December 2016 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
“Just back from another tremendous vacation on Viking Dream. The difference was this was our first trip with other couples, sans children, making the Captian’s poison of the day even more enjoyable and the nights under the stars romantic (trampolines are fun). Mark and Sally’s knowledge of bays meant that we not only had a fabulous lunch at Deadman’s Beach with a steel drum band one day, a few nights later they found a secluded bay with just one other boat (during the peak of the charter season). We found so many different fish, coral, and fans, all with incredible colors, at the snorkeling spots they took us too we spent cocktail hour going through the books and talking about what we’d seen. I’ve always loved Sally’s cooking and it was particularly delicous not having to limit for child’s preferences. I love taking the helm of Viking Dream as we cruise down the channel, all enjoying the spectacular views. A truly enjoyable vacation.”
– Andrew Z. Dec. 2016
November 2016, Multi repeat guests the Ditges wrote a fabulous poem! (previous yacht Viking Dream)
here once was a yacht named Viking
In which Mark and Sally took a liking.
They escaped from the Swan to the Boat we are on.
One day we went sailing, when the winds were prevailing;
The spinnaker was raised, to all awe and praise!
At nine knots we were cruising, no one got a bruising, as we were all boozing!
Captain Mark led us on snorkelling excursions, often in places with real Fat Virgins.
Saw lots of coral & pretty fish, however Turtles were amiss.
On Saba Rock what a disgrace, when the Tarpon splashed Lauras face.
Back to the boat we went,
Viking Vibrations were spent!
Our palates were teased with all meals we were pleased.
Captains poison by Mark, includes stormy and dark.
The Admiral in the galley, creating dishes by Sally.
The Dreams been visited by Tom and Pete, and other guests that often repeat.
Who all try not to spill wine on the seat.
The red all soaked in not sure whether Cab or Zin,
But Tom and Petes napkins held it all in!:)
Pirate jokes were told they never get old!
The Trivia flies, Captain Mark is so wise.
We remember not one, so when we are back for more fun, booze and sun,
Repeating questions will fool everyone!
Sally won twice at the game of dice.
Captain called foul, saying it wasnt nice.
We were all the crew with nothing to do,
But to try hard to drink all of the brew.
All hail to the Queen,
This trip was a DREAM!
If you are reading this you know what we mean!!
An original poem by:
Laura, Jeff, Robin, and Bill
June 2016 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
We had a great time on Viking Dream. The boat was immaculate at all times. Sally’s meals were delicious and beautifully plated. Mark was great both in educating all of us with his daily trivia questions and mapping out our daily journey, as well as carting the kids around endlessly for water sports. My mom enjoyed every second of the trip.
Thank you for all your help,
April 2016 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
April 23 2016
Its difficult to describe on a page how incredible the experience was that you provided us this week. The boat was beautiful and spotless and extremely cozy and comfortable.
The food was so delicious that we cannot fathom how you could create it in a galley.
The sights and activities were so much fun that we cant decide what our favourites were.The nature walk with Mark? The Hot Dog? Snorkelling? Cow Wreck Beach?
With your indepth knowledge of the area, history, nature and sailing; every experience was that much more meaningful and FUN.
Meeting the two of you, and hearing your stories was also a joy. Not only did we feel spoiled beyond words, we also felt incredible safe in your well organised, thoughtful and careful hands.
Thank you so very much for everything and please do visit us in Rhode Island
Marian, Beatrice, Victoria, Vivenne and Emma
November 2015 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
21st NOVEMBER 2015
If possible, our second visit with you was even better than our first. Cant wait for our next visit. Hopefully not so long between trips!
Lots of love Rick
Thank you for the great time! Cant wait until our next trip and all the fun we will have.
Lots of love.
DJ & Jim
Time of my life! You are wonderful hosts. Best time ever and hope to return again some day soon!
Thanks for everything.
Thank you for the best holiday we have had. The food and company were amazing. You offer the best charter in the BVI.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Brian & Baby Kyle
November 2015 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
11TH NOVEMBER 2015
Thank you for giving us a very memorable trip. From the time we stepped on board you created a wonderful, fun and family like experience. You led us to the best spots to snorkel, best for overnight and best for seeing the beautiful islands.
We cant imagine doing this with any other boat. We cant thank you enough for our wonderful vacation. We wont have another Rum Punch, Painkiller or even a touch of rum without these memories!
Kelly & Mark
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Wonderful sailing, snorkeling and friendship in between 3 gourmet meals a day. Plus appetizers that we often mistook for the meal itself!
Just a perfect week. We hope to see Captain Cocktail and Admiral Sally next year for another adventure. That gives us about 12 months to work off the excess!
Vacations don’t get any better than this! We will miss you Mark & Sally.
Hank & Ruth