You are getting ready to embark on the beginning of an amazing journey.
My family (Husband & 3 daughters, 14, 12, 10) experienced the vacation of a lifetime & memories & stories that will be talking about for years.
So many adventures! Capt Kyle & Chef Tim became an extension of our family on this week long trip. What amazing sailors & CHef!
The bonfire dinner, The Caves, finding new course together to explore, they knew what our family needed. We also enjoyed quite time in the am, redoing, learning about the sea & sailing. Kyle & Time made sailors out of my kids! We will be back!
~The David Family
Tom, Kerry, Payton, McKenzie & Zoe (aka Swab)
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Best Vacation Ever!
I don’t know where to start. Colleen & Matt are the perfect addition to your vacation. As Captain and Chef/ First Mate your days will pass by and you will wish you had 2 or 3 weeks aboard Nadiya.
Matt’s expertise in the galley will amaze you. Colleen is calm under pressure. You arrive as strangers but leave as family. We can’t wait until we can plan to sail again with them again. On a side note…the boat is also very comfortable. We loved the beanbag chairs up front and “deploying the toys,” i.e. the Lillie Pad.You won’t be disappointed with Nadiya! ~The Knapp Group
This cruise was on our bucket list, and it fulfilled our desires in so many ways. Chef Matt, it’s an understatement to say the meals were great: the variety was unbelievable, the presentations was amazing, the taste was superb. It is hard to believe you were able to produce such fine dining meals from that compact galley.
Colleen your masterful boat handling compared with the captains on the high seas and we were never disappointed with the stops chosen, and your desire to make sure we were satisfied was another positive.
Your knowledge of the area helped us to do the things we hoped to do. The snorkeling was fun and enabled us to see things we’ve never seen before. The Baths were spectacular as were the hiking trails. Both of you created a memorable week for us in so many ways. Your personalities cheered and motived us to attempt so many things. Every day was a new adventure that helped us to enjoy sailing as well as learning something about this part of theCaribbean. Thanks to both of you for giving us an unforgettable time with you and the boat.
~Judi, MJ, & Sara
All our meals were eaten outside in the covered cockpit area even when some rain passed through – nice and dry. Matt was very adept at presenting the most delicious dishes for the 4 adult foodies on board while also making simple food for our 2 boys who are not so adventurous with food. Colleen knows the islands well and showed us a new beautiful bay/cove every day. She let us know that we were on our own time and she did not have an agenda.
The crew was fantastic. They could not have been more pleasant and bent over backwards to make us comfortable and welcomed. Matt is a fantastic cook too! Nadiya is an older catamaran but was updated recently and is in tip top shape.Everything was great and in good shape. We loved the beanbag chairs on the trampoline. This was the trip of a lifetime for the Chaloupka family! We give them 5 stars!
Words cannot suffice in expressing our gratitude for everything you both have done to make our honeymoon something we will never forget. Thank your for the countless breath-taking views, for the delicious and well-prepared food, for the history and geography lessons, for the snorkeling and the island tours and most of all for your conversations and your friendship. Mille Baci Dola!
~Hanya and Giuseppe.
It was a great vacation and we would do it again in a heartbeat. The crew is extremely flexible in making the charter what you want it to be, including the itinerary, how much you sail and what activities you do. they did everything that they could to enhance our vacation.
~ Laurie and David
As for the trip, the experience, the accommodations, the food, the hospitality, the entertainment, the adventures – all exceeded our expectations. From start to finish and everything in between, we were pleasantly surprised with all of the fine touches. The cerw were exceptional hosts and made us feel comfortable and relaxed every nautical mile. It was like a first class hotel with sails. Overall, we give the overall experience a 2 thumbs up and would highly recommend this trip and experience to others.
This was the best vacation we have had. The places we visited on this trip were absolutely beautiful! It has been relaxing and so much fun, too. Matt’s food was awesome, and you guys were the best hosts. We can’t wait for the next sailing vacation with you both.
~Lynn and Mike
We are not sure there are adequate words to describe our thoughts about this vacation! The scenery is breathtaking! The water was perfect! You both are so gracious and kind and fun! We laughed so much! This is one of our best vacations ever. And one we will definitely repeat! We wish you happy sailing and hope our paths cross again!