Our family of four spent an amazing week in the USVI and BVI with Captain Matt and first mate Casey aboard the Island R&R. The beauty of this trip is that you can be as lazy or active as you want – and Matt, Casey and the boat can accommodate any and all desires. We were fairly active so we snorkeled, hiked, sailed a Hobie Cat, knee boarded, paddle boarded, and kayaked.
The boat is fully equipped with all the water toys you could imagine – including a dinghy with a 40hp motor that can take you knee-boarding or wake-boarding. Packing for the trip is so easy as the boat is perfectly provisioned based on your favorites and things such as snorkel equipment, towels, sunblock, and linens are provided
We all know the islands are beautiful and a treat to sail, but a trip such as this can only be as good as the company you keep. Matt and Casey are so pleasant to be around and acted as our guides on some snorkels and hikes but were also willing to pull back and allow family time. The meals were absolutely incredible – using many native fruits and vegetables and locally caught fish (Matt was able to get a newly caught Tuna on the day we arrived so we had fresh sashimi for the first couple days of the trip). The crew’s knowledge of the islands is very impressive so you can get a great history lesson if you are interested. And if you want to learn about sailing or tying knots, that can be done as well. Captain Matt also captures many photos throughout the trip and was good enough to send all the photos electronically a few days after the trip ended.
Overall, you can’t go wrong on the Island R&R. It was truly relaxing because everything is taken care of and you know that the family is in safe hands. Go sailing with Matt and Casey – you won’t regret it!
~The Thompson family