Colleen and Matt were both friendly and accommodating. They were full of suggestions. I think they were really surprised with us. When they asked what we wanted to do I turned back to them and said, “Make it fun!” I don’t know places or things to do. I make decisions every day, all day, at work. Traveling with 4 teenagers and just myself, I told Colleen and Matt to ask the kids what they wanted to do. If they didn’t care then just tell us where to go and what to do. We liked snorkeling and swimming but would check out any land ideas they had. I must say we were not disappointed. They provided a perfect vacation.
The yacht, Nadiya, was comfortable and clean. I must say I spent more time on the back of the boat then actually in the boat! The weather was great and the breeze kept things cool. As one picks what boat to be on I know pictures can be deceiving, and I don’t put a lot of stock into them. The boat was very nice, but I would have traveled in a row boat with Colleen and Matt.
I can’t imagine going to the Islands and not being on a boat. One of the most stressful things about traveling for me is making sure the family is having fun and being fed good meals and not just junk food. Matt was a master in the galley. Who would have ever know you could have such beautifully presented and deliciously tasting food on a boat.
I had never sailed before and had no idea what to expect. Being able to turn travel, tours, sightseeing, and dining over to someone else is the ONLY way I will ever go back to the islands. Colleen followed the kids around in the dinghy when they were sailing a little Hobie cat. She was so encouraging and they still talk about how they were stuck and going nowhere until she showed them what to do. Matt taught the kids how to knee board. He was very patient and encouraging as he went around and around, again and again until they finally got it. You cannot go wrong with this pair. Thank you Colleen and Matt for an AWESOME experience!
~Toby Carmichael and Kids