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COPPER PENNY

   
Length: 56 ft
Builder: Lagoon
Year Built: 2011
Refit: 2012
Max Guests: 6
Cabins: 3
# Crew: 2
Beam: 31 ft
Draft: 4 ft
Base Port: BVI
Copper Penny - An Innovative and luxurious offshore cruising catamaran, professionally crewed and available for charter in the pristine waters of the British Virgin Islands. Spacious, and well-equipped with both toys and technology, Copper Penny, a 2011 Lagoon 560, is the perfect vessel for experiencing the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Copper Penny accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 spacious cabins each with a queen sized bed and en-suite. Enjoy a Blu-Ray DVD on the 18" flatscreen tv in your room or keep in touch and read the news online via the boat's wireless internet. Watch your favorite college football team play on the 42 flatscreen 3-D TV in the salon or spend your time on Copper Penny completely unplugged its your vacation, your way. If you like to be active, weve got the gear. Strap on the waterskis, snorkel a reef teeming with tropical fish or throw a line in the water as we sail to Anegada - activities and options abound on Copper Penny. Your captain is also a Padi Divemaster so if youre a certifiied diver, you will definitely want to check out some of the great dives in the BVI like the Wreck of the Rhone or Diamond Reef. Your weight integrated BC and dive computer make it easy. What more to say? Swimming, snorkeling, hiking, wakeboarding, tubing or just relaxing with a book and one of the captains specialty rum drinks. Copper Penny what could be better?
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Accomodations:

COPPER PENNY can accommodate 6 guests in 3 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, walk around floor level , dry head shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, walk-around step up access on both sides , dry heads, shower and toilet. COPPER PENNY is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate head and shower.
Queens: 3

Charter Yacht COPPER PENNY : 2011 56 ft Lagoon Catamaran

Scuba Diving

Scuba: Onboard
Resort Course: Included
Full Course: N/A
License Info: Master
Compressor: Not Onboard
Dive Tanks: 8
BCs: 6
Regs: 6
Divers: 6
Dives: 3/week
Dive Info:  
SCUBA DIVING ON COPPER PENNY
The Virgin Islands are ideal waters to dive in. The water temperatures remain constant between 79F in winter & 85F in summer months. Average dive visibility is 80Ft. The BVI has over 75 dive sites that range in depth from 50 – 85Ft. No wetsuit is necessary in the summer and a 3mm shorty is suitable for winter months. A dive skin or rash guard is advisable to wear anytime.
With reefs teeming with large fish and healthy corals, the Virgin Islands are the ideal place to SCUBA dive. There are many shipwrecks to explore including the RMS Rhone and the Chikuzen. The water is crystal clear and most dive sites are protected from the waves providing for comfortable entry and exit from the water. The Virgin Islands sits atop a plateau so most dives are fringing reefs and shallow pinnacles, the reef face is protected by excellent mooring systems, maintained by the BVI's National Parks Trust.
DIVING WITH CAPTAIN JERRY
Captain Jerry Blair is a NAUI SCUBA Instructor with over 3000 dives in the Virgin Islands and will take you to dive sites not on the usual routes. He offers several dive programs on Copper Penny to suit all levels of divers from beginners to Certified divers. Up to 2 dives per day maximum and normally not more than 12 dives for the week are possible with a normal itinerary but may limit other activities and sailing to non-diving destinations.
DISCOVER SCUBA
Jerry offers the Discover Scuba diving- Resort Course for those wishing to try scuba diving or wanting to dive again but are not certified divers.
Discover Scuba diving course- there is a small pamphlet to read, quiz, short video, and a short lecture on the basics of scuba and swimming underwater followed by a 35-45-minute dive on a shallow reef (max 40 feet) after getting the guests acclimated in the shallow water.
CERTIFICATION CLASSES
If you would like to get certified on your vacation there are a couple of options: Get certification started at home and finish onboard Copper Penny with Open Water Referrals or the e-learning full certification program.
E-Learning certification requires getting text books and instructional videos ahead of time and completing the quizzes and exams online prior to your arrival on Copper Penny. Jerry can follow your progress online as you go and help answer questions. Once onboard there is a day needed to do shallow water skills on the beach before you go on your 4-5 required open water dives.
BEST OPTION – Open water referral - This is the best of both worlds, take the classroom exams and pool sessions at home and do your 4-5 "check out dives" in the warm waters of the Caribbean.
Scuba Instruction is additional as follows:
Discover Scuba- $150 per person for 1 dive and lecture. Up to 4 students per dive allowed. Additional dives are $75 each. Students can dive all week with Jerry but are not certified at the end.
Open Water Referral- $350, Bring paperwork from home instructor, gear and instructor included onboard
Full Certification E-Learning- $400 + Books ($95 plus shipping), gear and instructor included
Advanced Certification- Gear included, 6 dive minimum, $250
Dive gear rental is free for certified divers and included with all courses.
Dive Costs:  
Up to 3 dives during the week are included, as are "Discover Scuba" resort courses.

Water Toys

Dinghy: 14 FT
Dinghy HP: 60
Dinghy Pax: 6
Adult Skis: 1
Kids Skis: 1
Knee Board: 1
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: 1
WakeBoard: 2
1 Man Kayak: 2
Float Mats: 4
Swim Platform: yes
Boarding Ladder: starboard sugarscoop
Sailing Dinghy: no
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: trolling/casting
# Fish Rods: 2
UnderWater Cam: Yes
Other Toys:  
2 Stand-Up Paddleboards
2 Bladfish-adults only
underwater lights, underwater camera
42' Satellite blueray TV, 3D movie capability
18' flatscreen TVs and Blue ray DVD players in each cabin
free internet

Entertainment

Internet: Onboard WIFI
BBQ: Yes
VCR DVD: Yes
Sat TV: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Num DVD: 170
CamCorder: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Num Books: 50
iPod: Yes
 

Amenities

Voltages: 110
AC: Full
AC Night: Yes
Hair Dryer: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher Diets: No
Nude Charters: No
Guest Smoke: sugarscoops only
Crew Smokes: No
Children?: Yes
Min Age: 6 & water safe/swimmers
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Crew Profile

Jim & Amanda Grant - Your Winter Season Crew aboard COPPER PENNY (November, 2018, through February, 2019)

Jim and Amanda are ready to welcome you aboard the catamaran COPPER PENNY. They are an outgoing couple who love to entertain, and look forward to leading their guests on new and exciting adventures

Jim and Amanda's love for adventure drew them together, and they were married in 2000. When they met both were weekend whitewater raft guides and kayakers. Soon they discovered sailing and bought a boat. After 7 years of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, they decided to leave corporate America for the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. They sailed for two years aboard their own boat exploring the Caribbean.

Jim, your captain, is a Canadian who grew up sailing on Lake Ontario. His family has always owned boats and Jim began his sailing instruction while attending summer camp. As a young adult Jim moved to Virginia, were he became bareboat certified and began chartering. In his corporate life Jim was a stockbroker. He was televised on Charlottesville, Virginia's NBC 29 nightly news for seven years sharing his market commentary with viewers. While working as a stockbroker, Jim found time to become a delivery captain for a Lagoon catamaran dealership, and began transiting the East Coast of North America. There he found his love for the open ocean. He obtained his United States Coast Guard Masters License, and later obtained a MCA 200-ton Offshore Certificate. Jim is also a certified PADI Dive Master, and looks forward to taking you diving. In addition Jim enjoys windsurfing, kite surfing, and skiing.

Amanda, your chef, is from Virginia. She grew up as a competitive swimmer and spent time backpacking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Later, she discovered triathlons, and spent many hours training and competing. Jim introduced her to sailing, and life was never the same. She began sailing the Chesapeake every weekend, and accompanying Jim on some of his deliveries. Amanda's career as an engineer was demanding and gratifying, but soon she began dreaming of warm waters. During her years sailing the Caribbean, she developed a love for cooking and exploring local cuisine. To prepare for life as a charter chef, Amanda attended a mega-yacht cooking school in Fort Lauderdale, where she honed her skills. She looks forward to serving you beautifully presented delicious meals. In addition, Amanda is a certified PADI Dive Master, and a kayak instructor. Amanda's other interests include windsurfing, kite surfing, and skiing.

Jerry Blair and Dawn Mottram - Your Spring & Summer Season Crew aboard COPPER PENNY

Captain Jerry Blair
Captain Jerry has always had a love of the ocean and this is what has driven him to make a career in the crewed yacht industry. Jerry has spent the last three decades sharing that passion with his guests, helping them experience what the beautiful islands and seas of the Caribbean have to offer.
Captain Jerry has been running charters in the Caribbean for 26 years. Prior to Copper Penny, he has been an owner/operator of two very successful charter yachts, spanning over 2 decades. With more than 500 crewed charters under his belt, he has a wealth of experience and loves sharing his knowledge with others. He always has a good story at hand, is gregarious and loves meeting people.
Jerry has been sailing his whole life and comes from Baltimore Maryland USA, where he grew up sailboat racing on the Chesapeake Bay. He also sailed on the collegiate sailing team at St Mary’s College of Maryland. Jerry is a former US Sailing keelboat instructor. He has sailed extensively throughout the Northeast USA, Caribbean and has undertaken several Trans-Atlantic crossings. He holds a 100 ton USCG Masters license and has been a NAUI Scuba Instructor and PADI Divemaster for 25 years now.
Jerry is the first to get the party started with some of his signature cocktails, mocktails and Happy Hour blender specialties. Dawn and Jerry love touring vineyards in their spare time and enjoy selecting and pairing wine to compliment the onboard menu. When off charter they reside in the UK with their family and granddaughter.
One of Jerry’s great loves is teaching and as an avid water sports enthusiast, he enjoys sharing all his varied knowledge with guests of all ages. Jerry teaches lots of SCUBA courses from first time resort courses to full or advanced diving certifications.
Jerry is concerned with environmental issues especially to do with the coral reefs and is the Director of Reef Guardians BVI, which is a local non-profit group, fighting to save the coral reefs and manage the invasive Lionfish population in the British Virgin Islands. Jerry received the Champion of the Ocean Award in 2016 in recognition of his work protecting coral reefs. Come join Jerry on a Lionfish hunt and do your part to Save the Reef and learn more about marine life in the Caribbean Sea.
Due to the many years Jerry has spent living in the Caribbean, he is a great source of local knowledge and history. This ensures every trip is unique, fun and interesting and because of this he can also take you to ‘off the beaten path’ secret location and remote anchorages, making your trip even more special.

Dawn Blair is British, born in North Wales amongst miles of coastline and a backdrop of mountains including the famous and spectacular Snowdonia range, where her love for nature and the outdoors grew from. Living by the sea she spent many hours with her family on boats. She passed her love for sailing onto her two children. Dawn has always enjoyed cooking for family, friends and charitable events. She is a trained RGN nurse, specializing in pediatrics, community, and ophthalmic nursing, and worked as a medical equipment consultant.
Her career of helping people as a nurse inspired her to start fundraising for causes she believed in. As the years went on, the scale of her fundraising and the distances she went to grew. Dawn’s passion for the outdoors has led her on cycling tours through Vietnam, hikes up the three highest mountains peaks of Great Britain, and numerous sailing events. She has taken part in many long distances offshore sailing races, most notably the Fastnet Race. She was involved in forming the first "all female" team to Sail in the Non-Stop around Britain and Ireland Race. Her experiences of cooking on racing boats led Dawn to produce the Swell Food recipe book, for sailing enthusiasts. All proceeds were donated to Sail4Cancer, enabling those suffering from the effects of cancer to have sailing opportunities.
Dawn believes the ocean is a big playground and loves to scuba dive and enjoys underwater photography. She is enthusiastic and likes to encourage children to learn about the importance of caring for our oceans and the beauty and fun they can provide. Along with Captain Jerry she supports Reef Guardians.
As a nurse Dawn has gained an understanding of the importance to cater for varied dietary requirements. All menu preferences including food allergies, likes and dislikes, diabetic, gluten, vegetarian and lactose to name a few she caters for. She continually strives to provide exquisitely presented nutritious and balanced meals.
Her passion for sailing and travelling has led Dawn from London to the Caribbean. Her European, Mediterranean, and Asian influences will win you over with regards to her cuisine but it is her caring nature, attention to detail, and constantly striving to improve that will be the lasting impression that stays with you for years to come.

Rates

SEASON: 2 Guests 4 Guests 6 Guests
Winter 2018 to 2019$23,500 $24,500 $25,500
Summer 2019$23,500 $24,500 $25,500
Winter 2019 to 2020$23,500 $24,500 $25,500
Summer 2020$23,500 $24,500 $25,500
Terms: All Inclusive
Turn Around: 24 hours
Preferred Pickup: Nanny Cay
Other Pickup: Red Hook (no Charlotte Amalie


Price Details:

Christmas and New Years, $28,500.00 for up to 6 guests.

Charters outside the Virgins:
Regardless of whether or not a vessel may or may not include taxes in the vessel's listed charter fees for Virgin Islands charters, in general, no fees, port dues, nor taxes are included in the charter fee for any charter outside the Virgin Islands unless otherwise agreed.

Rates for Winter Season 2020/2021 for 7 nights aboard:
2 guests: US$24,500
4 guests: US$25,500
6 guests: US$26500
Holiday Season 2020/2021 - up to 6 guests: US$29,900

Rate Terms:

All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by BoatLicenses: Paid by Boat


All rates are for the entire yacht and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation.
An additional premium maybe applied for Holiday Periods such as Christmas and New Year.

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Reviews

May, 2018, charter guests aboard catamaran COPPER PENNY with Jerry and Dawn wrote:

To say we had an amazing time and loved everything is an understatement.
Jerry & Dawn were wonderful hosts and did everything we asked for and more. We had an idea of things we wanted to see but their knowledge of the area was a huge plus to help us craft the most enjoyable itinerary.
Even though the BVI is still recovering from the awful hurricanes of last year we thoroughly enjoyed the weather & water activities, Scuba diving & seeing some really cool stuff. We all felt comfortable with Jerry's expertise to provide fun experiences but more importantly, safe ones. 
Dawn's meals & Jerry's cocktails were highlights of the trip. We enjoyed variety the menu offered. Meeting our dietary special needs isn’t easy for anyone, Dawn took it in her stride and never made us feel like it was a bother. 
Copper Penny was a beautiful vessel with many comforts of home. We all enjoyed our rooms, the dining areas & especially the bridge up top. It was great fun to sit up there enjoying the quiet of the sail while reading or listening to Jerry fill us in on areas we saw or watching the crew at work getting the sails in place and back again.
We would highly recommend the team of Dawn & Jerry aboard Copper Penny to anyone looking for a bucket list vacation.

Blau/

Early March guests aboard catamaran COPPER PENNY with Jim & Amanda Grant wrote:

Jim and Amanda were awesome. They are great people and were superb hosts. We found them to be very knowledgeable and they were always willing to answer our questions and provide information about what we were experiencing. They also struck a perfect balance of attentiveness without being overbearing.
We were waiting for there to be at least one so-so meal but it never came. Our only complaint (if it could be a complaint) was that the portions were too big for us to 
finish! Delicious.
That was an amazing and memorable trip. We would highly recommend Jim and Amanda and the Copper Penny for anyone looking for a fun and relaxing adventure.  
Don Madeo

Repeat guests with Jim & Amanda in July, 2017, on catamaran COPPER PENNY recently wrote:

This was our second charter with Jim and Amanda and it was fabulous. Words cannot describe how perfect our trip was. The two make you feel at home and are there for your every need. Jim took us on some of best adventures that anyone could dream of and Amanda could not spoil us enough with her food and drinks. When my husband and I, kids and friends, look back on these trips, we cannot help but smile and reminisce about the great times we had. Jim and Amanda have made each trip special; we were even blessed to have Captain Jim officiate our 25th wedding vow renewals on Anguilla. They are not only a captain and first mate to us, they are good friends. I guess to sum it all up - We are booking another trip with these two...that should tell you how awesome it was and how awesome they are!

vows/

Early March, 2017, guests aboard catamaran COPPER PENNY said:

NAME: Ross Wallace  --  YACHT: COPPER PENNY  --  CHARTER DATES: 1-9 March, 2017
• Was the crew friendly & accommodating?Exceeded all expectations. Jim and Amanda were professional, friendly and attentive to all passengers needs. They even took us on some special side trips that added immensely to the overall experience.• Was the yacht comfortable & clean?COPPER PENNY was pristine and well-maintained throughout. The large flybridge greatly expanded living area.• Was the food good & well presented?This is the area that blew us away the most as Amanda delighted us at every meal with gourmet fare presented beautifully.  This was truly over-the-top quality.• Do you feel your vacation lived up to the expectations set by your Broker?Exceeded all expectations!• Additional Comments on your charter. I would not hesitate a moment in recommending COPPER PENNY and Jim and Amanda.

Late January, 2017, guests aboard COPPER PENNY said:
Name: Stacy MangumHow did you find your crew?Jim & Amanda Grant were they friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating?From the very first phone conversation to the last hug on the dock, Jim was friendly, warm and very engaging!!! He was extremely entertaining and seemed to have an intuitive gift for what was needed at the time… he's a great conversationalist who can discuss a broad range of subjects. I immediately felt like he was my new friend. Amanda is absolutely precious and so accommodating, helping Jim in any capacity!!! If she's not in the kitchen preparing the next scrumptious meal, she's assisting Jim in whatever he needs regarding the boat. She is "a jewel!!!!" We all fell in love with her…Was Copper Penny comfortable, clean and well ventilated? What was your favorite aspect of the yacht?Copper Penny was impeccable!!!! Jim and Amanda take pride in keeping her clean!!! I literally walked up the stairs one night around 9:00 after forgetting something and found Amanda on her hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor!!! What a testimony to an extremely strong work ethic!!! It's hard to say what the favorite aspect was but I will say as a group we seemed to gravitate to the fly bridge with its gorgeous views and wonderful breezes. Just fun hanging out with Captain Jim too!!!Was the food enjoyable and well presented? Did the chef customize the menu to your preferences?The food was simply amazing!!! Not only was it scrumptious but the presentation was most impressive!!! We basically didn't have limitations on our preference sheet and we're open to trying new dishes. Amanda even baked us a chocolate cake with each of our Anniversary years written on top… such a thoughtful way to end the celebratory trip. The impressive thing is she was always in a mode of preparation for our next meal and I would observe her cooking through even (what we considered) rough waters… she never missed a beat!! Did you enjoy the itinerary and the area you sailed?We found each day unique and interesting !!! Jim planned just the right mixture of beach walking, bar hopping, snorkeling, hiking, shopping, floating, skiing, kayaking, and simply vegging, drinking adult beverages, listening to our favorite tunes, enjoying conversation and observing a part of God's creation we had never experienced with our lifelong friends and our new friends, Jim and Amanda!!

Additional Comments:

We are all six interested in a repeat trip together with Jim and Amanda in the next three years. Stanley and I are in the process now of trying to organize another group for next January, hopefully the same week or at least around the same time. This trip would be a little different in that it could be some of our customers/friends. The trip last week was our very best friends with whom we've traveled for years. The upcoming trip would be with folks we have never traveled with so that's a little caveat of sorts in my mind in planning….The only potential change we would make is to eliminate the first night stay in St Thomas. With earliest possible flights out of Jackson and connecting flights into St. Thomas it may be impossible. However, the money we spent in St. Thomas could go to an extra night on the boat if we could make it happen.



Easter Week, 2016, guests aboard COPPER PENNY said:
The food: Beyond expectations. We can no longer fit into our clothes.Bryan and Ava could not have been more accommodating and welcoming!!All were so pleased with all aspects of the trip that they tried to figure out a way to bring Bryan and Ava home with us!!!Well worth the investment :-)

March 15

Kent and I had a wonderful time during our week with you. Our memories and adventures will last for many years to come! The food was beyond 5-star Ginny….truly impressed! You both took such good care of us and made sure our every need was met. We had such a good time snorkeling, sailing, paddleboarding and just hanging out!

Julie and Kent Beers, TEXAS

A vacation of a lifetime  - Gord, excellent captain, gracious host, very knowledgeable tour guide, and entertainer. Ginny, extraordinary chef with every meal ***** the taste, presentation and variety for 7 days was so perfect. The stories of their travels and of the BVI were fascinating. Both Gord and Ginny went out of their way to provide sodas, drinks, beers and food choices we indicated. We both enjoyed the snorkeling immensely – the equipment fit perfectly and the sites we visited were great. We loved the tour of Virgin Gorda and the Baths – the Pirate entertainment – Saba Rock Tarpon feeding – sailing around the islands and all the local flavor of the Soggy Dollar and Foxys. I really enjoyed the hike from the Bitter End. Kenny was fascinated to learn about sailing and the boat equipment. I must repeat – “A Vacation Experience of a Lifetime!”

Kenny and Dianne, MONTANA
 
How can we top this! It’s been such a great trip with great people. Good times! Fantastic food! Such a memory of a lifetime! The mix of activities: snorkeling, hiking, shopping, visiting local bars. Gord and Ginny’s individual attention to the interests of our party made it a vacation tailored just for us! A great Captain, a fantastic Chef! Perfect people to place your vacation and leave all the details to them. Thanks Gord and Ginny for being the best!

Ann and Greg, MONTANA

March 10

Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip through the BVI. It has been such an amazing sail accompanied by exceptional food and drink. Your hospitality and generosity has truly made this an unforgettable vacation and we cannot thank you enough for all you have done for us. Hope to see you again in the near future. From the girls!

Ginnie, Kat, Caroline and Lindsey, TEXAS

March 2

What a fabulous trip! The two of you helped to make each day memorable. Great snorkeling and superb food.  My best trip ever! I would go anywhere with Gord and Ginny – Thank you so much for all your hard work. Your attention to detail was amazing. We are so happy for this trip to remember – you made it special!

Nancy & Sharon, Jan & Kim, Cecilia & Beau

Feb 22, 2014

Thanks Gord & Ginny so much for a terrific week in  the BVI. The food and presentations were worthy of a 5-star restaurant! Your hospitality and professionalism was exemplary. Thanks for taking us to great places for entertainment. We are a group of old friends and we now consider Ginny & Gord old friends also. Having travelled the BVI before, we appreciated things we’d never seen before and new adventures. Thanks for helping us make great memories. We look forward to cruising with you again very soon. Love you guys.

Kevin & Tammy Doring, Dudley and Susan Katz, John & Jeannine Chatham

February 3, 2014

Thanks Gord and Ginny for an amazing week away from the maddening crowd. We are grateful for your part of our great escape. WE WILL BE BACK!!!

Karen, Doug, Scott and Wendi
CHICAGO

January 24, 2014

Captain Gord and Ginnylicious - I will dream of this wonderful week for many years to come. Thanks for making it so fun, relaxing and yummy! ...Audrey

Thank you both for a great week in paradise! The attention to detail and ALL THE WATER TOYS made this week FANTASTIC! Thanks Ginny for the amazing food and hospitality, and Gord for organizing our kayaks, paddleboards, windsurfs, skiing, wakeboarding and sailing. Adventures beyond all of our dreams!

May the best of winds be in your sails and we hope to see you again soon either in paradise, or in Switzerland.

The Lecamps
SWITZERLAND

January 6. 2014

We truly enjoyed every minute of our trip on Copper Penny! Thank you for everything - the food was wonderful and we loved hearing the travel stories. You both took very good care of us and were excellent hosts! We had a blast and a wonderful honeymoon.

The Daughurtys
TEXAS

December 28, 2013

Gord & Ginny, Thank you for an amazing, unforgettable week full of adventures and relaxing - the vacation of a lifetime! From the sailing to Willy T's to Foxy's and all the way to the Bitter End - it was all new to us and we will never forget it. And we will never eat this well ever again - the food was absolutely awesome. Thank you so much!

The Luetkemeyers
Jefferson City, MO

December 20, 2013

Thanks so much for an amazing Christmas adventure! We all loved the Christmas secret package game! Ginny, thank you for all the yummy food and for taking such great care of us! Gord, you are an amazing captain. Thanks so much for showing us the best of the BVI. We had so much fun and will NEVER forget this wonderful vacation!

Karen, Rob, Kris, Kevin and Katie Saltiel
TEXAS

December 2, 2013

Thanks so much for an amazing week. Ginny-your cooking is incredible and Gord-you made this such a relaxing adventure. We had fun learning about the BVI and playing games with Ginny. What a fun week with great friends and the best way to celebrate our 20th!

Curt & Nikki
MN

December 2, 2013

What an incredible way to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, right down to the special cake and champagne too! Thanks for sharing stories of your sailing experiences and your knowledge of the BVI. The snorkeling was unbelievable and the beaches were beautiful. Thank you Ginny for all the amazing meals you prepared for us. We had such a good time on the trip and will forever enjoy the memories.

Bill & Darci
IOWA

December 2, 2013

Cap'n & Chef Extraordinaire! Thanks for spoiling us with smooth sailing and exceptional food. This was a fantastic way to see the BVI. Your familiarity with the area made it all so much more interesting. The food and drink was plentiful and made us feel like royalty. We had a wonderful time thanks to you too! Happy Holidays!

Pat & Sharon
IOWA
 

November 2013

We really appreciated the fine experience we had and a great deal of it was due to your outstanding service. Can't tell you enough how impressed we were--I can't imagine a greater crew in existence. You are both very fine people and we have the utmost respect and admiration for your skill and devotion to your craft.

I hope to see you again on the CP and if you're ever in Austin, please let us know--you have a place to stay and we would love seeing you.

Bob & Denise
DALLAS, TEXAS

November 2013

What a fabulous week! Everything was absolutely perfect - from the cocktails to the dinners - from snorkeling to the beachcombing - and everything in-between. Thank you for a terrific time! Truly a  memorable week with old friends and now new ones in you both. Ginny...your company and cooking (oh my!!) is without compare. Gord...is there anything you can't do? We're grateful to you both. We will return again and again!!

Suzanne and Jeff Potter
TEXAS

Can't say enough good things about Gord and Ginny. They were professional, fun to talk to, skilled in their own roles, and had a good sense of when to engage and when to leave us to ourselves. They were very safety oriented and knowledgeable about the whole sailing adventure. Gord and Ginny were great with wonderful experience and stories they could share about their travels around the world. They both focused on making the trip enjoyable for us. They made the trip what it was. Awesome. The food was outstanding. Ginny is not just a cook and first mate; she is a true CHEF! The meal presentations were beautiful, the food choices were varied, fresh and interesting. Outstanding cuisine! The sailing vacation was everything we had hoped for and more. We had a fantastic time and would recommend this trip to others.
 
Sonya Tucker
PEACHTREE CITY, GA
 
It was very reassuring to receive an email from Ginny prior to departure. She took care of our last minute dietary requests and made us feel that everything was in order for our trip. Ginny and Gord are your most valuable asset in this biz. Highly skilled and attentive to the needs and wishes of guests, we cannot imagine that any charter at any price could match the top drawer service and hospitality they provide. We are referring friends at every opportunity. Gord & Ginny planned our itinerary in a way that met the desires of our group. Because of their superior sailing skills, we enjoyed 3 weeks’ worth of fun and sights in only 1 week. Ginny prepared wonderful meals and snacks, accommodating difficult special dietary requests. The meals magically appeared at the perfect time, just as we were all ready to eat. Best of all the food was both delicious and healthy. Ginny and Gord made this an unforgettable trip of a lifetime for us - our best vacation ever! Ginny and Gord are a delightful and amazing couple. We treasure our special time together and new friendship. This pair is truly your best asset in this business!!! We are referring our friends at every opportunity, so long as Ginny and Gord are crew.

Tina Aubuchon
Waco, TX

 Everything was exceptional. Captain Gord and Ginny were amazing guides. They are seasoned Sailors and Gord's expertise with handling the catamaran, his keen eye for weather variations, his expertise on the water, and his diligence in caring for his passengers is exemplary! Ginny's ability to entertain and feed the guests is second to none. She is truly a gifted Chef in First Mate's clothing! Ginny's skills as a Chef are exemplary. She was able to maintain her duties as a First Mate as well as feed the people on board with excellent meal plans and presentation! It is because of Captain Gord and Chef Ginny that we will be back for sure! Their friendliness, skills, attention to detail, and overall love of the BVI made this the most memorable vacation for us!

Irene Sanders
Grand Valley, ON
 
Best crew out of 4 previous cruises. Extremely personable friendly professional. Like talking with a friend. Flexible and knowledgeable as adverse sea conditions required changes. Ginny is a gourmet chef extraordinaire, an amazing cook. As a cook myself I got some great inspiration for my future meals. She needs to publish a cook book
 
Barry Power
Elkhart, IN
 
Five Star accommodations are jealous of "The Ginny & Gord Experience". My husband and I had the time of our lives sailing with Ginny & Gord! They are gracious, fun and delightful in every way. We quickly became comfortable with the hospitality and fun atmosphere created by our hosts. Our every wish was scheduled for us as we enjoyed breakfast each morning. Our days were filled with diving, snorkeling, land tours, entertainment and even quiet time to relax under the stars. Their sailing skills are expert and the food was fabulous. Honestly I cannot understand how 2 people could do so much. The level of hospitality and service they provided could not be duplicated by a much larger crew.
 
Teri Stucki
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
 
The BEST crew ever - we have comparisons and have sailed with others. Gord and Ginny were by far the most professional, capable, attentive, and wonderful crew we have ever had the pleasure to know and to sail with. The food was beyond great! Gord’s skills are beyond anything. Their relationship with each other and us was perfect. I can’t say enough great and excellent things about them. I would never want to be with another crew! 

Gary Forster
EDMONDS, WA
 
We had the time of our life sailing with Ginny & Gord! They are expert sailors and navigators. They are also extremely sweet and fun people, as well as very patient with difficult guests. We always had a great time, and we always slept well knowing Gord and Ginny had all of the sailing and navigation under control. Ginny is an amazing and creative cook. She prepares delicious meals with fresh and local ingredients. The crew are both excellent tour guides, and they took us to all of the best spots in the British Virgin Islands.
 
Liz Kohler
NORFOLK, VI

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