So, my friend and I planned a rather last-minute trip to the Virgin Islands for peak winter season, figuring it would be no problem to get hotels. Well, we quickly realized just how stupid we were, until I unearthed Captain Toby and the beautiful Starlight, after which we could not have counted ourselves any more fortunate. We booked a 4-day sail through the BVI, and it was by far the highlight of the trip. The ship was gorgeous, comfortable and well-maintained.
Captain Toby could not have been a better companion – experienced, easy-going, flexible, and fun. I had looked into bareboat chartering in this area, and this was by far the best deal I found. Not only did prices include breakfast, lunch, gas, and insurance, but we paid for 3 nights on board and Toby gave us basically four full days, even dropping us off on another island so we wouldn’t have to take any ferries, despite that fact that he really did not have to do that. We both LOVED our time aboard Starlight, and I honestly cannot wait to book and come aboard again. Thanks so much, Toby. Say hey to Bamboo! ~ Katie and Ivana, Bklyn NY
My wife and I just spent 2 weeks sailing on Starlight in the Virgin Islands with Toby; it was outstanding in every way. The boat was comfortable, sailed well, was a joy to live aboard, a true classic yacht.
Captain Toby knows his boat and the American and British Virgin Islands very well, is professional, personable, and completely dependable, a rare combination especially on a boat. ~Jan and Kitty, Santa Fe, NM
Sailing the USVI and BVI has been the dream vacation that we saved for my 40th birthday. We were beyond nervous about picking the right captain and the right boat as we could not imagine a week aboard with the wrong choice . The captain, Toby and crew, Will, were HIGHLY knowledgeable and professional but at the same time so naturally flexible, easygoing and fun to be around. Their immense knowledge of the islands and other boats in the area was absolutely impressive and in hind sight, imperative. They knew the ins and out of of every island, the timing to visit each island , every restaurant to go to for dinner and every MUST DO experience that we didn’t even know that we wanted to do. The boat, Starlight, is stunning, clean , spacious and well appointed. The main cabin provided the deepest sleep that I desperately needed (mom of two). The breakfasts/ lunches and cocktails aboard were plentiful and delicious. They covered more than you can imagine in a week, had the gear that we needed and came on adventures to keep us safe while at the same time ensuring your privacy and romantic alone time. Daily operations of the boat were done seamlessly and safely and every anticipated need, including a serious food allergy was handled almost magically.
This double Birthday/ Valentines Day trip was an adventurous, relaxing and romantic week long cruise for two, executed with class, professionalism and easygoing fun. We will be returning without a doubt as we are forever ruined and can no longer imagine just sitting at a resort for a week. Thank you so much Toby, Will and Bamboo for a life changing first days of 40!! ~ Lori and Jay, Montauk NY