We cant’ thank you enough for the perfect week-long vacation for our family of four. We have traveled to many places throughout the world and this trip is now at the TOP of our list! Nothing can hold a candle to your warmth, kindness, thoughtfulness and caring hospitality!
The food was second to none, Shana, and each an every meal was an experience for our eyes, nose and palate. You brought the colors and the beauty of theCaribbean to our table. Yum! Brad, your experience allowed you to sail us away from bad weather to amazing places where we experienced the great underwater world filled with turles, fish, eagle rays, sharks (small) and many other beautiful sights.
Jumping off rocks into the grotto was a favorite of our son’s and our 12 year old daughter did it, too. You encouraged all of us to try things while keeping us safe through all.Thank you both for a trip that we will never forget!To all of those that will come after us, you’ve picked the best boat and crew!
~Marc, Brigid, Grant, Malayla and Michael
We had an amazing trip with Brad and Shana on Delphine! They were fabulous hosts. We got to go to all the spots we wanted and they took us to new ones we had not visited before. The food was fabulous. It is truly hard to pick a favorite meal because they all were spectacular! Starting with breakfast burritos and ending with beef tenderloin, we all got the “clean plate award” every meal. Our question was whether Shana was a better cook or bartender! She made great Bloody Mary’s and Painkillers! We will definitely refer friends and family and hope to come back again soon!
~Allison Grimm for the Grimm family
My wife and I just completed our second Delphine voyage, and it was totally delightful! The crew are both wonderful hosts and will do everything to cater to whatever you’re in the mood for. They’ve been sailing the Caribbean for many years , so they know all the places to anchor. Want a quiet rocky cove for snorkeling? Captain Brad knows where they are. Prefer a secluded beach? He knows those too. Prefer something with a beach bar (or two?) No problem. We asked for all of those and within a short time were arriving at exactly what we had asked for.
Water can be a concern on charter boats, both the quantity and the cleanliness of the system, but not on Delphine. They have their own water making system, so it’s very pure water, and there’s plenty of it for showering or rinsing off dive gear.
Our family just finished a 5 night trip on Delphine and it was amazing. We had never been on a boat overnight and the captain picked the perfect agenda for our group. We sailed throughout the BVI’s and saw so many wonderful sights.
The activities were great including snorkeling, paddleboards, swimming, shopping and dinning.
The crew is very experienced, and safety is a priority with them. The boat is immaculate, and they make the entire trip fun and memorable.
Shana prepares meals that are delicious and better than on land. We will be back and we give Delphine our highest recommendation!
~John and Family
I probably wont’ be as articulate as I would normally be after last night’s party at Willie T’s! But it was worth it!
What a great ending to an extraordinary vacation through the Virgin Islands.
You two are fabulous. The meals and painkillers were outstanding, the boat and cabins, immaculate. You treated me with such care, knowing my every need. This was the best vacation of my entire life.
Thank you for this wonderful trip! We had the most incredible trip ever. We know you both put a lot of effort into preparing our meals, arranging our trips, keeping our cabins clean and tidy and all of our provisions were on board. You thought of everything. The places and sights we saw were spectacular! The dinners and the Virgin Painkillers were awesome! The time we had with you was very special.
Thank you for going above and beyond to make sure we had a fabulous family vacation. The trip was even better then we could have hoped for – from your very comfortable accommodations to the delicious cooking and all the beautiful locations to visit in the BVI’s. You treated us like family, and you’ll be part of our family’s wonderful memories of our vacation. We can’t wait to return and hopefully sail again with you one day.
~Brian, Beth, Collin & Evan
I had the vacation of a lifetime aboard the gracious Delphine! This catamaran has it all! It’s spacious and elegantly casual. The beautiful teak table under the hard top canopy over the rear deck is where we spent much of our time eating, talking, and gazing out at the islands with white waves crashing upon beautiful rocks with aqua colored seas below us. The trip between islands was thrilling both in scenery and being at sea. Anchoring for the evening we had cocktail hour as we watched the other boats come in and watched the sun set over the sea. Simply amazing.
The meals were outstanding – fish, pork, beef, chicken, vegetarian. All were amazing. The equipment on the boat was top quality for snorkeling. I went snorkeling just about every day and when I came back on board for a wonderful lunch, a beer was in my hands. Then it was off to another island with the breeze through my hair (I gave up trying to look the part and gave in to my wild hair) Come to another island and off we went on a shopping adventure. I brought home t-shirts, island dresses and gifts for friends. Along the way we might have to stop by and taste the local drinks. The bright yellow zodiac driven by our incredible captain brought us back to the boat for another evening of delicious dinner and fun with maybe a signature rum drink called a Pain Killer. You must experience this drink while watching the sun set.
The cabins are generous in size, each with their own head. Wake up in the morning and sit outside sipping coffee in preparation for a breakfast that will start your day out right. It’s going to be another wonderful day!! The trip on this boat, the Delphine is not to be missed – boat, crew, and in my case the company – could not be beat!
Thank you both for helping to create a wonderful vacation for us. we Really appreciate all of your work to make our time aboard so amazing in every way. Shana, thank you for putting in the extra effort to meet my dietary needs – your cooking is fabulous and we loved every meal! We are really looking forward to chartering with you again!
~Carol and Ron
Linda and I just completed our third charter on the Delphine, and it was delightful as always. Brad and Shana, took excellent care of us and attended to our every need.
For this voyage we went west from St. Thomas to the Spanish Virgin Islands which are lesser known and much less crowded than the BVI’s, just what we needed to really unwind after a very busy year! Captain Brad is very familiar with these islands, knowing many anchorage options where we were often the only boat or perhaps just one or two others. The nighttime view of the Milky Way and the peaking Geminid Meteor Shower was spectacular with the dark nights and wonderful trampoline to lie on.
Captain Brad is particularly observant of things around him, whether its a slight change in the wind and waves that might mean we change overnight anchorages to stay calm, to when your beer has run low and needs a replacement.
The food has always been very good, but Shana has stepped it up a lot with more emphasis on freshly made on the boat meals. Pork tenderloin, panko encrusted salmon, shrimp & avocado salad, gazpacho, even mango sorbet made that day. All meals were beautifully presented.
The Delphine has continuous updates to systems. Since our last voyage, they’re installed a new and much more powerful generator. The advantage is we could run the air conditioning overnight when the breeze had died down. The higher capacity also allowed everything to run at once – A/C, water-making, microwave, etc. We look forward to returning for our 4th charter aboard!
~Russ and Linda