I was a bit hesitant about booking with a small charter, but now I wouldn’t travel the Caribbean any other way. The trip on Mango with Captain Kelly and Chef/First mate Dianne was incredible. Our family booked all three cabins For a 9 day USVI/BVI trip.

The boat–is great! We loved just hanging out on the “trampoline” out front whether sailing or not.The food was amazing! Having been on “catered” day sails where everything was packaged food, this really blew us away. Freshly made scones and cakes; sea-fresh fish tacos with homemade mango salsa. Great coffee (we’re from Seattle, after all), and even better pain killers in the evening.

Because they live there and love the islands, the crew on Mango knows the best, and most uncrowded places to snorkel. There were many times when we could snorkel and not see anyone else (unlike those huge charters where you jump in with 150ish other folks). Captain Kelly really knows her fish, and the island history.

It was great for us to learn so much. They even dropped us off one day to walk up to an old sugar/rum factory. This is a perfect family trip–and the next time we were aboard, we left the kids at home and went back as a couple! Great for that too.

~Barbara & Frank