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Length: 53 ft
Builder: Royal Cape
Year Built: 2014
Refit: 2019
Max Guests: 8
Cabins: 4
# Crew: 2
Beam: 28.5 ft
Draft: 4 ft
Base Port: BVI
S/V Manna was built by Royal Cape Catamarans in Durban, SA. Royal Capes are known for their extra large and stable footprint. Maximizing every inch of space to ensure that you are always comfortable while on charter. Plenty of space and designed to sleep up to 8 guests in comfort.
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Kings: 1
Queens: 3

Charter Yacht MANNA : 2014 53 ft Royal Cape Catamaran

Scuba Diving

Scuba: Onboard
Resort Course: $160
Full Course: See Below
License Info: Instructor
Compressor: Onboard
Dive Tanks: 8
BCs: 10
Regs: 8
Wet Suits: 8
Divers: 8
Night Dives: 1
Dive Lights: 8
Dive Info:  
2018 Upgraded both diving compressors to continuous duty along with adding 10 new 3300 psi 80 aluminum tanks. (Which gives us both HP100 steel tanks for the guys that use a lot of air and AL80 aluminum tanks for the younger and lighter divers)

Dive Gear updated yearly.
Dive Costs:  
Free Daily Diving Included for Certified Divers.
All course are certified through PADI

Discover Scuba $160
This is a course for the curious non-certified diver. The course entails a short academic session, pool session and upon successful completion, a two-tank boat dive. This entire package includes all necessary equipment,

Complete Open Water Course $595
Average two full days with confined water session where we build your scuba diving skills in a controlled environment and 4 boat dives to demonstrate the skills you have learned. Includes PADI E-leaning which must be completed prior to arriving, dive Log, use of any scuba equipment necessary to complete course, and upon successful completion, processing fees. Buying onboard or bringing your own mask and snorkel is highly recommended.

Referral Open Water completion check out dives $325
The certification process will never seem long or difficult when you have the opportunity to finish it in the Caribbean! This package Includes 4 open water dives over two days.

Advance Open Water course $390
Are you looking to upgrade your dive credentials? The PADI advanced open water training features 3 core dives which include DEEP, NAVIGATION, and NIGHT. This package includes use of manual, any or all equipment to complete course. You will receive an on-board briefing with no classroom time required. Choose ELearning and all you are paying for are the dives.
(PADI ELearning fees not included)

Rescue Diver $500
Now you can become a rescue diver in just two days. Before enrolling in this course you must be an advanced open water diver and have current CPR and FIRST AID Certification. Manual and all necessary equipment to complete course, including processing fees, for only $500.

Specialty courses available upon request.

Water Toys

Dinghy: 14 ft Ocean master
Dinghy HP: 60
Dinghy Pax: 8
Adult Skis: Yes
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
WakeBoard: Yes
PaddleBoard: 2
2 Man Kayak: Yes
Float Mats: 2
Swim Platform: Stern
Boarding Ladder: Transom
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling
# Fish Rods: 4
UnderWater Cam: Yes
Other Toys:  
4 Bean Bag chairs
2 Subwings
1 Wake board
10 Dive Mask in different sizes to fit your face profile w/Snorkel
10 Dive / Snorkel fins with socks provided for comfort
3 Full-face snorkel Mask
8 Premium float noodles
2 Floating mats for sunbathing on the front deck.
Beach towels provided

10 Person Floating island
2 Paddle boards
3 person Hard Kayak
Water Ski
1 Subwings
3 person Tube


Internet: Onboard WIFI
BBQ: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Num DVD: Yes
Num CDs: Ships Libr
Board Games: Yes
Num Books: Ships Libr
iPod: Yes
Crew members Certified as First Response Providers
New state of the art Phillips AED on board
Emergency Oxygen on board
USCG Emergency Frist Response Kit
Body Soap, Shampoo and Conditioner provide in each cabin
Premium Linens and towels
2000 watt Stereo sound system with 3 separate zones including the mast.
Full size BBQ Grill
Portable VHF radios for guest use when on shore to call for pickup
Dry Bags for going to shore
Plenty of on board Games and movies
Pirate Costumes are provided for Michael Beans Happy Arrrr… show.

Planning on pursuing a USCG Captain’s License? As part of the documentation process with the US Coast Guard you will need to show your time at “sea.” Captain Allen can help with that by filling out your Small Vessel Sea Service Form.

2023 upgrades:
New Engines, Sails, Eectronics and Refrigeration.


Voltages: 110
AC: Full
AC Night: Yes
AC Surcharge: None
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher Diets: Yes
Nude Charters: Yes
Guest Smoke: Transom Only
Crew Smokes: No
Guest Pet: Yes
Children?: Yes
Min Age: Water Safe & Disciplined
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Crew Profile

In 2013, Manna was built by Royal Cape Catamaran in Durban, South Africa. She is a true 53' ocean going vessel customized for the Scuba Diver with water level dive entry and full size ladder with stairwell steps. Once the yacht was launched and sea trails were completed, Captain Wayne sailed her across the Atlantic to the Caribbean islands for your enjoyment.

Manna’s primary team consists of Captain Wayne and Chef Jules which makes up quite the impressive résumé between the two of them. Captain Wayne with over 40 years of boat handling experience. Starting at the age of 10 where he recalls his dad purchasing a small 12-foot fishing boat from Sears to use in the coves of the local freshwater lakes. From there he advanced to competing in bass fishing tournaments progressing to larger and faster boats. He became a pilot at the age of 16, enlisted in the military at age 17 with his dad’s consent and decided to go airborne where he learned Skydiving. Later he founded Eagle Flight Skydiving where he spent years teaching in the civilian world earning every license available. He said that alone didn’t really pay the bills, so he continued pursuing his education and eventually started up a successful technology-based company. Which afforded him the opportunity to have Manna built and move to the Caribbean full-time to pursue the dream of teaching an sharing the dream of the islands.. With the encouragement from his wife, they together founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called “Manna for Missionaries” to utilize the Yacht in the off season, as a way of giving back. With so much more that could be added, it would be extremely rare to find someone more knowledgeable and with a more diverse history to take you on this Journey through the islands.

Chef Jules earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from New Mexico State University. She has enjoyed the highly rewarding experience of helping others find the homes of their dreams for two decades as a real estate broker. In her spare time, she too discovered two true passions she never realized: cooking and sailing. Which as crazy as it might sound lead her to obtaining her Captain’s license along with the needed STCW certification to cross international waters. This was just the start as it has given her the freedom to navigate countless Caribbean islands over the last eleven years preparing amazing meals and entertaining Guest along the way. Did I mention Jules owns a private yacht and is how she was able to accomplish all this? She now employees a full-time crew aboard and believes that the crystal blue waters, gentle breezes, colorful sunrises, and sunsets along with the freedom of sailing, brings a special peace and tranquility to life. That blissful feeling becomes evident in all the dishes she prepares, making your meals utterly delightful. Jules looks forward to sharing her spectacular menu with a variety of delectable dishes, assuring an extraordinary culinary experience.

If you’re looking for a Charter Group you can trust in delivering the knowledge, skill, safety and expertise, along with the excitement to make your vacation special, look no further. The Team at S/V Manna is your ticket. Go ahead and take a moment to read some of the reviews and you will find they can customize any vacation for anybody, including your own group. Simply tell them what you want and sit back and watch the Magic happen.

Scuba Dive? Of course. Captain Wayne has a strong passion for diving and sharing that knowledge with others. When divers come onboard they are in for a real treat. S/V Manna offers "Free" onboard daily dives for all certified divers. Who does that? Forget about the need to schedule and pay the additional cost for rendezvous diving or limited dives onboard. It's all part of the package and Wayne will dive with you as much as you would like at no extra charge. Now that’s walking the talk.

Not a diver? No worries we have plenty for you to do above the water including skiing, wake boarding, towable's, hiking and dancing among a few. Who knows maybe you would like to give diving a try through a discover scuba course or even complete a scuba certification while onboard. There is a charge for the PADI Certification but no charge for your dives. If that is of interest, visit with Wayne before your Charter starts and he will be more than happy to put a plan together just for you. Some studies will need to be done online prior to arriving.

So, wait no longer! Come aboard and experience life in the Caribbean!


SEASON: 2 Guests 4 Guests 6 Guests 8 Guests
Summer 2024$18,000 $20,000 $22,000 $24,500
Winter 2024 to 2025$18,000 $20,000 $22,000 $24,500
Summer 2025$18,000 $20,000 $22,000 $24,500
Terms: Inclusive
Turn Around: 24 hrs - limited/ 48 preferred
Preferred Pickup: Village Cay, Tortola
Other Pickup: BVI

Price Details:

GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days.
For short charters please use the divide-by-6 rule for figuring short charter premiums.
Charters of less than 6 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.

Full Board rates require one dinner ashore at guest expense.

Half Board Rates: Deduct $200 per person per 7 nights of charter. Requires 3 Lunches and 4 Dinners and associated beverages taken ashore at client expense. Please inquire for less than 7 nights.

Local Fare Rates: Deduct $50 per person per 7 nights of charter. Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Remaining meals taken ashore at guest expense.

Sleep aboard Rates: Please calculate using 1/2 the daily rate. Includes boarding after 5pm, dock side with marina amenities along with welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning and an early charter start. Dinner ashore at client expense. 6 Night Min. XMAS/NY excluded. Non comm.

Option for USVI pick up available for a fee of $500 EACH WAY (regardless of number of guests/nights) BVI Cruising Permit Included however, all other associated USVI/BVI fees such as Immigration fees, Customs fees and Port fees for entry/exit to be paid by the guest at the port of entry/exit.
Pick up/Drop off port is Red Hook, St Thomas. For short turn arounds, drop off will be at Cruz Bay, St John where guests can depart to St Thomas on the scheduled ferry.

Manna is available to charter Down Island and will relocate. Please inquire for availability.

CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS: 1-8 @ $28,500, 7 night minimum . BVI ports only
Christmas charter must end no later than December 27th. New Year charter cannot begin earlier than Dec 28th. One dinner ashore at guests expense.

Spanish Virgins Maximum 6 pax only
You can view a sample itinerary that the amazing crew of Manna skillfully put together. The itinerary is sample of Spanish Virgin Islands (SVI) charter and includes; stops at one of the oldest lighthouses in the Caribbean, exhilarating island hikes, breathtaking snorkel spots and basking in the sun on the sand of the world famous Flamenco Beach.

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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Charter Yacht MANNA Guest Reviews

Jan 6 to 12 2019 Once in a Lifetime Trip

Dear Wayne and Emily, Thank you so much for the once in a lifetime trip. From the meals to the dives everything was perfect. There was an activity for everyone onboard. All of our expectations were met above and beyond anything we could’ve anticipated. New activities were acquired and games were learned. As Dr. Seuss says “Oh, the Places you’ll go” this trip has taken us to some amazing places. Thank you for the most amazing vacation. Wayne and Emily are truly Aces… Cheers to our new friends Wayne and Emily, Paul, Dawn, Rachel & Maddy Sandquist
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Feb 9 to 16 2019 Second time is even better!

Our 2nd journey on the Manna was just as awesome as the 1st trip! Wayne & Emily can take credit for 99% of the greatest vacation we’ve had (the weather and beautiful blue water get 1%). Great food, great stories and vast knowledge of the area. If only the trip could have been more than a week. Wayne & Emily are the salt of the sea! Wendy & Bill Nergard-St. Michael, MN I had a wonderful time aboard Manna. Wayne and Emily are friendly, good-humored, and lots of fun. I’d think they were pirates in a past life except that they are charitable and loved by all of the locals. The food was excellent and I ate too much every day. I especially loved scuba-diving, riding the sub-wing, and the pirate show. There was never a dull moment. I hope to make it back someday. Thanks for a fantastic trip! Crystal Weech-Crystal, MN We had a great time with Wayne and Emily on Manna! They did an excellent job of taking us around to a lot of great spots in the Virgin Islands. They were welcoming and fun hosts. We had a ton of activities to keep us constantly entertained. The food and rooms were perfect! We would definitely book another trip on Manna. Dan and Heather, Reno, NV The best trip ever! Two years ago we chartered Manna for our first ever yacht trip and loved every second of it. We loved it so much, in fact, that we booked it again this year.True to form, Wayne and Emily produced the best vacation ever. Again. We snorkeled, scuba dove, paddle boarded, sub-winged, kayaked, fished, and drank plenty of cocktails. We covered as much of the Virgin Islands as possible in a weeks time, and never once felt hurried, or anything but relaxed. Emily provided great meals everyday, and Wayne never said no to a request. From the minute we stepped on board we felt like old friends with our crew. The pirate show at Leverick Bay was again our highlight of the trip, so much fun! I would like to thank Wayne and Emily for being such gracious hosts and treating us as family. I give Manna my highest recommendation to anyone who wants to relax and feel like they are not only a guest, but a part of the crew. Raise a toast to Manna, she's my lady of the sea. Dave & Jill McDonald-Coon Rapids, MN
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Mar 4 to 11, 2019 Clothing Lost Paradise Found

Blessings to you all for our first charter. You spoiled us with Emily’s cooking and Wayne’s humor of pirate songs. You find joy and happiness in everything you do. The two of you are incredible. Thank you for making our first cruise an amazing one. Our adventure far exceeded all expectations. You shared with us some spectacular places but they would not have been as special without your companionship. Bob and Barbara Fairwinds, following seas, big hugs. Rob and Karen Wayne and Emily thank you for an amazing vacation. Emily your food was fantastic and we were never hungry. Wayne you kept us safe and happy. Activities you had were great. Even if you tried to throw us off the tube! Thank you for everything! Mark and Amy
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Mar 23 to 30, 2019 Grenada to Grenadines

We can’t thank you enough for taking us on the adventures through Grenada and the Grenadines. We loved every minute of our trip. Every meal was always delicious, every drink was fantastic, and most of us especially loved learning to dive. Those who didn’t dive loved spending time on paddleboards and kayak. Thank you for your endless patience during driving the kids around on the tube and wake boarding. We love spending time with you both and hearing about all the adventures in your lives. We truly hope to be able to plan another charter with you soon to explore the Spanish Virgin Islands. Many many thanks! Laura Thank you so much we had a fantastic week made even better by your hospitality and how you catered to us. Wayne’s willingness to pull the kids on the tube and wakeboard what seemed like hours and Emily's cooking made each day full of fun. The Discover SCUBA was really special and Wayne made it really easy and relaxing for us. Please keep me in mind if you ever need an eager crew. Ira We thoroughly enjoyed the week traveling in the Grenadines and Grenada with you on Manna. Our family loves the new experiences and adventures of travel and it was wonderful to spend time with two people who reflect so much of that in their everyday lives. We wish you many more great adventures and love to join you again for some together. Chad Wayne you always looked on the bright side of things and made the trip a lot of fun. Emily you make the best food ever and I like fish now. Caleb We loved the week so much! Scuba diving was so fun and I’m so glad I was introduced to it. Wayne thank you for taking us on the tube even when we barely had any time and we always fell off. Emily the food was amazing and the dessert was some of the best I’ve ever had. Overall this was one of the best weeks. Thank you. Samantha This week was the literal best week ever. Emily thanks so much for making me food that’s normal. Wayne sometimes I felt you are my grandpa! You were always very nice. All the kids were on the beach one day and we all said we want to be as good of people as y’all are because you do good stuff. Thank you so super much. Sefina From the minute we met you both, we knew we would have an amazing journey on Manna. You showed us paradise each day. Thank you for sharing your captivating stories, teaching us never trust a pirate, and making the most delicious rum punch ever. Wayne is a true pirate of the seas with a heart of gold and a contagious smile. Emily is a true gem with her humor, and her cooking…yum… You both give so much to others through all the works on your missions that you do, that it is an inspiration for us all. Each day was filled with sunshine, laughter in the warmth, and the hospitality you showed us made this a voyage of a lifetime. Just like its name, Manna, Wayne and Emily shared their gift from heaven with us! Sharzhad
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April 14 to 21, 2019 Let's learn to Dive!!

" If the vacation was any better, I couldn’t stand it. " This is at the top of all our vacations, the friendly hospitality, the wonderful locations, the amazing food, the great company, and getting our family from zero to scuba certified! Thank you both for an amazing experience. Shane Thank you for the amazing hospitality, kindness, delicious food, knowledge, patience, scuba and so much more! I was so nervous to get into the water and at the end I actually enjoyed it. You two are the kindest most ever giving patient people we have ever met. What a gift to have met you and call you our friends. Thank you for the best family trip ever! You guys are the best. Jenn Yay..... best vacation ever! Wayne and Emily are some of the nicest people ever. Wayne was especially awesome when he certified us all as scuba divers and Emily could be on masterchef with that Keylime pie Yum Yum.. The scenery was so beautiful and I haven’t even felt close to seasick. The rooms are so nice and you fall asleep instantly. All in all this vacation is a 10+. Olivia 12 years . Thank you so so very much for my favorite vacation yet. Everything was amazing from the amazing food (especially the broccoli) and the spectacular diving. When I first got here I didn’t know what to expect but in the end I came to the following conclusions: You will see amazing animals and creatures and coral reefs You will eat the best food ever You will have the most unforgettable vacation ever Thank you so much Lillie 13 years
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May 4 to 11, 2019 Family Time

Thank you for having us on your boat. It was so much fun. We really enjoyed getting to know you both! We really enjoyed Scuba as well as learning to wakeboard. Also, we won’t be able to forget Captain’s toasts at the end of the night or learning how to talk like a pirate! Thanks again for an amazing trip. Peter and Annette The food was amazing and the trip was great fun! You’ve hooked me on Scuba!! I wish you the best and will definitely be back! Greg Thank you for a memorable 30th anniversary trip with family and new friends! We enjoyed snorkeling with turtles, diving , paddle boarding and water sports. I really enjoyed hanging out on the bow as we sailed from one island to the next. Hope to see you again soon. Cecelia
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June 2 to 9, 2019 Discover Scuba with friends

Thank you for taking our family on our 1st charter. Loved all the sights and snorkeling. Really appreciate your patience with the 4 of us. Wishing you both lots of happiness and success as you sail around the BVI. Kim and Brett Thank you for teaching me how to scuba dive. I also loved my birthday dinner and dessert. Michael 15 years Thank you so much for providing me an amazing trip filled with excellent food ad adventures. I truly hope to see you next year! Brendon We had a great time and really enjoyed the island hopping and visits to the beach bars. We enjoyed the captain’s toasts each evening and that you always made virgin drinks for the boys. We really liked Brewers Bay and the stop point between Savannah Bay and Pond Bay before the Bath’s too. Also enjoyed Maho Bay with all the turtles. This was our 4th charter but our first to depart from USVI. Thanks for doing Discover Scuba for the guys. They all enjoyed it once they got the hang of it. Last but not least, Landon loved learning to wake board and loved the scuba. Janie , Trent and Landon
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June 22 to 29, 2019 Spanish Virgin Islands, Old San Juan, El Yunque

I cannot thank you enough for letting me and Mom come explore with you. This has been the best trip of my life and I will never forget it. Miranda Thank you so much for an absolutely, hands down, best vacation ever! Miranda and I had so much fun exploring the Spanish Virgin Islands with you. What a priceless gem and well-kept secret these cayes and islets are! Jen Words cannot describe how thankful and blessed we are to have been able to experience this journey with you. These are the moments that will be cherished forever. You have taught us what the true meaning of living is. You have inspired us to live and think outside of the box. Cost of living is expensive but the wind is free!! Kenzie
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July 11 to 19, 2019 Dive until you Drop!!

Our week on Manna surpassed all our expectations and checked off a bucket list trip for my husband. He’s been dreaming of this trip for as long as I can remember. There are not many moments or experiences let alone a whole week that we can walk away from feeling this excited, relaxed and rejuvenated. The delicious meals and captain cocktails glued together days with diving, snorkeling, reading, swimming, hiking and laughing with lifelong friends. We cannot think of a moment that isn’t a highlight. Your knowledge, patience and hospitality made this week spectacular. We feel so blessed that our first charter was with you both on the beautiful Manna and we can only hope our paths will cross again. Bryan and Lisa John and I had a fantastic time. We are so blessed that we chose Manna and you two! Manna was above our expectations with comfortable accommodations, delicious foods, lounging areas, excursions, diving, knowledge of the islands, service, fun and friendly crew. Wayne you are so knowledgeable on diving. You put my mind at ease as John would report to me how much he is learning and exploring. Emily you are a gourmet cook! You are such a hard worker. Our cabins were sparkling clean every day. I thank you for the girl talk! John and I feel like you are good friends and hope to keep in contact. We loved all the conversations and stories. We admire your charitable giving to one’s in need. Happy Sailing!! Vicki and John
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July 20 to 27, 2019 Add another Padi Diver !

Thank you for a week of wonder and delight!! The week was spectacular and amazing. This was our first sailing trip and it surpassed all of our expectations. The accommodations were so comfortable. We loved everything about the week. You are both are such wonderful people and we are truly blessed to call you dear friends. We loved our week and look forward to sailing with you again in the future. We so appreciate your hospitality and kindness. You are incredible hosts, and we feel so fortunate to have experienced our first sailing trip with you! Linda Wow! What a week we had. Our plan was to come without a plan and just let the week unfold as it comes. We let you choose our itinerary and cruising locations and it couldn’t have turned out better. Linda completed her Discover Scuba and I completed my Open Water during the week. You both are great instructors knowledgeable and patient. We saw some amazing underwater sights. The four of us became fast friends and enjoyed each other’s company. The fun and laughter will be remembered for a lifetime. We really enjoyed Emily’s amazing meals and the nightly captain’s toast. Can’t wait until next time. Happiness is a journey!! Dale
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July 30 to August 5, 2019 Culebra, El Yunque'

Thank you both for your hospitality in caring and providing for us on Manna. What a fabulous time on the boat and in the Caribbean. We honestly had no worries or agenda during this trip, but you exceeded any expectations we could have ever dreamed of. We love all the islands we visited, the time to exploring, snorkel and the opportunities for Ward to dive. And the food…. We were all spoiled with all the delicious meals Emily cooked every day. The entire trip was so relaxing. What a wonderful blessing to be in the Caribbean and have so many memories and pictures to bring home with us. Ward and Vivian
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October 21 to 28, 2019. Girl's Trip

Amazing!! Thank you so much for making this adventure such a fabulous experience for all of us. We had so much and could not have asked for more. You both were an amazing crew. Thanks for putting up with us . The food was amazing! Kelly, Shannon, Jenn and Cathy
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Nov 12 to 19,2019 Family Trip

This was very best time ever. I water skied for the first time in eight years, that made the trip worth it. The team on the boat is the very best. The diving with Wayne was some of the best times I had in the water. I can’t wait to come back. Don and Alma Great trip! Good people! I will be back. Ron Thank you so much for an unforgettable trip. Trolling was beautiful, snorkeling and my scuba experience was perfect because I felt like I was in great hands! Your mission and hospitality shines through. You both are incredible servants. Your boat, the food and the love were the best. Carley Rose We had an amazing week. Emily thanks for the delicious gluten-free food all week. All your meals had a great presentation. Discover SCUBA was fun and I’m ready to get licensed. I happy hour drinks were great and we are ready for our next trip with you. Vida Wayne it was amazing to get back into diving with you. We saw and did some amazing dives. We will start planning our next trip. Time for me to get the rest of the family certified. Shawn What luck to have found our Texas crew! We were brought together for reason and we celebrate and appreciate your guys letting us share your piece of paradise for a week. All the secrets you shared were hundred percent enjoyed. I was happy to be here for my 38 birthday. Y’all made it perfect. Blair
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Nov 21 to 27 2019 Thanksgiving!!

I had a great time. Probably the best Thanksgiving trip ever. The food was extraordinarily good. I learned to wake board and scuba dive. That islands were gorgeous. I would love to come back. Next time we need to stay for a week thanks so much. Garner This trip was by far the best trip we have done yet! The food was amazing and what topped .it all off was the scuba diving. Especially the wreck with the pirates. I also loved skiing, wake boarding and sub winging. Greer After 21 years of family thanksgivings in the Caribbean, we finally decided to do a charter. Now we are wondering why we waited so long! Manna was the perfect choice! Wayne and Emily made it such a great experience. We immediately felt like we were part of their family. Wine was so patient and thorough as we did our scuba checkout dives. He made sure we left with a love of diving. Emily was a wonderful hostess she took care of every detail and served excellent meals. We hope this will be the first trip of many on Manna. Brian and April
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Dec 13 to 20, 2019 Family Pre-Christmas Vacation

Thank you for going above and beyond to make our time on Manna so special and wonderful. I appreciate that you saw to understand that unique interest of each person in our family, then went out of your way to make sure each of us got to experience the activities on our bucket list. Emily your cooking was fantastic! I think I gained at least 5 pounds on our trip. Wayne thanks for your sense of adventure and taking us on many great diving and snorkeling excursions. I truly enjoyed our many conversations and learning about your mission work. Thanks for gently encouraging us to jump into activities when we were feeling a little lazy and for initiating nightly games. I feel so blessed to have chartered with you. I couldn’t have asked for a better charter experience. Rich Thank you for allowing us to step into your lives four one incredible and memorable week. Manna was absolutely perfect for our family of four and plenty of space to be together or to get away for some quiet time. The Christmas winds did not hamper our time at all due to Wayne’s great efforts to find us calm waters and Wayne’s sense of adventure always made for fun times. A few memories I’ll cherish include the late afternoon swim to shore to run up the sand hill, exploring the Baths, cocktails with our kids at Willy T ending with a jump into the ocean, Game night with catchphrase and quiet mornings alone with the Lord and coffee out front. Emily your food was amazing and your company was even better. Pam Thank you so much for one of the best vacations I’ve been on! The dogs were beautiful and I especially enjoyed the wreck dive with the pirates. I love stopping and staying at a new place every night. We truly got to see as much as we could in our week. The food was amazing and then after dinner games were the perfect way to end our night. I definitely will never forget this experience. Kendall Thank you both so much for an unforgettable week. The food we ate and the places we saw were truly amazing, but the time we all spent together made it extra special. You’re both such good people but I know we could not have had a better time with anyone else. Colson
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Dec 21 to 28, 2019 Christmas

Thank you so much for such an incredible week. The dives were the most incredible thing I’ve ever done. The food was amazing. Thank you for lying to me about the cauliflower rice. You both made our Christmas one to never forget. ~Tom Thank you so much for your southern hospitality. You’re both very welcoming hosts, who are very knowledgeable about the Virgin Islands and more! The boat, the food and our experience was amazing. I will never forget my first scuba dives into BVI. Thank you, and thank you for everything. ~Steven Thank you so much for the most memorable vacation I have ever been on. The BVI’s are absolutely beautiful. What made them so special was you two. Emily for me being a picky eater you surprised me every night. Wayne thank you for taking me scuba diving even though I’m absolutely terrified, probably because I’m just dramatic. This trip would’ve been so much different without you guys. I’ll never forget you two or this trip. Thank you again to Emily for getting me so excited for dessert every night, and Wayne for all the laughs. Definitely my favorite Christmas yet. ~Meg Thank you for an amazing Christmas vacation. From Emily’s cooking to the dives with Wayne this trip has been an unbelievable adventure. You both have made the extra effort to make us feel welcome and at home. Thank you for sharing Manna with us. This will always be one of our favorite Christmas memories. Safe sailing. ~Steve and Kristin
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Jan 17 to 26, 2020 Girls trip

The last 10 days have been a trip of a lifetime, thanks to you both. Sailing with you was the best way to celebrate Amy’s 50th and each one of our lives. Your ship is exquisite, but we will cherish your friendship most of all. We especially enjoyed our meals together, after dinner games and beautiful diving/snorkeling sites and waterskiing. There was nothing left undone on this voyage. You have truly filled our souls. We look forward to our next adventure with you . How lucky we are to have started off as a charter and ended up as friends. All our love Dani, Sally, Missy and Amy
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Jan 6 to 14, 2020 Learning to Scuba Dive

Thank you both for an amazing week of diving, sightseeing and delicious food. You two are a very special couple. Manna is a very special boat. We are so blessed to have you both in our lives and we look forward to another adventure in the near future. ~Georgia and Doc Firstly, thank you for your wonderful hospitality during our 7 day charter. You both are exceptional people. Jeff and I thank you for your patience while certifying us as DIVERS! Though at times it seemed an impossible task because of Jeff’s lack of ability to understand the concept of breath out, go down—inhale go up, we accomplished our goal to be Certified Divers. We thank you—I am a natural of course! Seriously, we had a lovely time on your Manna Charter. You are funny, courteous, and just wonderful people. Thank you for showing us all the sights and local places to see and hang out! You are the best…cheers to seeing you back on Manna in the near future! ~Kelly and Jeff
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Feb 12 to 18, 2020 Couples Retreat

We can’t thank you enough for the best 6 days of my life. I knew this was going to be the trip of a lifetime, and it was because of the two of you! The food was delicious and Emily busted her butt for us. Wayne you are my kindred spirit. We were meant to be on your boat. Thank you for putting us at all the spots and bars we needed to be. Mostly, thank you for putting up with me and my gang. You guys are wonderful hosts! Take care of those organs. We are going to be rich!! ~Stacey and Larry Thank you for a wonderful 6 days. The food was delicious. Every meal was better than the one before. I can’t recall the last time I had 3 home cooked meals a day for as long of a stretch. Wayne was so knowledgeable of all the areas we traveled too and was very accommodating to our ever-changing plans and moods. This was a wonderful experience and you are an amazing chef and captain. ~Matt and Danielle Thank you for a memorable trip filled with laughter, sun, lots of rum and adventure. We appreciated your positive vibes and your ability to put up with our shenanigans. All of the meals were delicious and we were delighted with the surprise of a wonderful meal at all the moments when we desperately needed it. Your knowledge of the area added an extra element to the trip that was unexpected and made it better every step of the way. We truly felt like every moment was tailored to us whether it was the food or the destination for the day. Thanks for teaching us new games and starting the tradition of the toasts. Thank you. ~Krystie and Nick
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Feb 25 to Mar 4th, 2020 Private Get A way

Wayne & Emily, Our trip was everything I had hoped for. Thank you for your creative way of rearranging and adjusting our trip to match our needs. Absolutely very relaxing, great food, good weather and most importantly getting to know you both. ~Nikki My friends Wayne and Emily you have five years of positive comments in this book that command your skills as marine voyagers and hospitality superstars. I certainly agree, our time with you was perfect. I’d like you to know that your Christianity shines religiosity, your commitment to adventure and need to experience new vistas along with your genuine love for people was the ingredient that made our time together forever memorable. ~ Ross
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July 11 to 16, 2020 Puerto Rico

Thank you for the vacation of a lifetime! It was such an adventure to have all of these amazing experiences together with our family. The scenery was beautiful, the food was amazing, the SCUBA and snorkeling was like visiting a different world and watching the kids laughing on the crazy tube rides were definitely the highlights. I really appreciated learning about all the volunteer trips you do and it was really has motivated me to find a way to combine passion with being a better global citizen. Thank you again and come visit us in Austin. Tushar and Julie I could not have asked for better hosts on this amazing once in a lifetime trip. You both were so kind and friendly cracking jokes and telling stories you made my experience 10 times better. Not only are you a great captain and crew but you are amazing chef tour guides in scuba diving experts. I had an amazing time and hope we meet again someday. ~Thank you. AJ Thank you so much for an amazing week. I loved all the water sports and tubing was insane. I thought SCUBA diving was going to be horrifying but it was really fun. Y’all were both really great and I had a great time the food and drinks were amazing and I loved playing Farkle again. ~Thank you Krina This week has been so much fun! I love the tubing, surfing, sailing and everything else! Scuba diving might’ve been one of my favorites. You both are great teachers. I struggled at the beginning, but I figured it out and had a ton of fun. Also, thank you for helping so much with my photography. That was a ton of fun. Aric
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Aug 1 to 7th, 2020 Scuba Certification Vacation

As I sit with my morning coffee on the last day, I reflect on the week. I become speechless and my eyes are over joyed with tears that my heart feels. Words cannot do justice to the amazing time onboard Manna. From the moment of flexibility surrounding COVID and then the hurricane. Our smiles began the moment Captain Wayne saw our luggage, followed by a welcome aboard by co-captain Emily. Your laughter and warmth made us feel at ease and at home on the seas. Your laughter was contagious. Your dive instruction led us to new adventures below, your food preparation and dining lead our pallets and bellies embracing the goodness, your catamaran made us live the dream, and your remarkable history and knowledge lead our ears to listen. Although the initial plan was to be a different celebration for my 50th God laughs when we plan. Without a doubt, my week was filled surrounded by our daughters, family, and friends. A time of healing with new beginnings. As I leave a piece of myself in the USVI I am brace a new found me at 50. Be still and know I am God Psalms 46:10. People come into our lives for unknown reasons only to stay a moment or a lifetime. I memories last a lifetime and a wise man once told me not to live and what if. So, with that said, it’s when we sail again, it’s not with a crew, it’s with our friends. Until then guardian angels, star salon and compass laid your way. ~Jeanie We had a wonderful time here in the VI even with Covid. Learning to scuba dive was the best experience and really opened up my eyes to what the ocean really looks like. The captains’ cocktails were all amazing even the one that had tequila. All the food we had on Manna was way better than onshore. Thank you for a memorable time. ~J & Adam Thank you so much for an incredible journey around the US via scuba diving is an experience I will never forget and even after seeing the shark, will do it again. Thank you for being so kind, welcoming and giving. No doubt you will change many lives for the better. See you in a few years. ~Keegan This is truly been an incredible trip for us, thanks in part maybe full part to you too. Your hospitality and warm welcome made us feel right at home. The Manna is a beautiful place to be and I loved our scuba adventures in the US VI. The captain’s cocktails and meals were outstanding. I had an amazing time. Hope to see you again. ~Danielle Yeah, I had the best time! The two of you made it feel like home all week, I’ll miss Emily’s cooking the most. This week was unforgettable thank you so much, I’ll remember this for a lifetime! ~Nina What an incredible adventure! This is a first for us and I doubt we could replicate it again. U2 have been the kindest, attentive, informative and fun couple. We couldn’t have asked for a better team. Thank you for a week of pure fun and relaxation! We will never forget it. ~Yo ho
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Nov 7-14, 2020. Manna for Missionaries Trip

A thousand “Thank You’s” could not come close to expressing the gratitude we have for the impact you have made on my life. I made memories this past week that I never thought would be possible for me. Your love for Jesus encourages and inspires me. I will never forget the love I felt on this boat. Emily you are the most beautiful person inside and out that I have ever met. I want to be like you when I grow up! Wayne don’t ever lose that smile. It’s definitely where your spunk and love shine through. Rachael and Brock
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Dec 28,2020 to Jan 6, 2021 Good Buy 2020

There are not enough words to describe the wonderful trip! We had a ball. It was amazing. Everything was amazing. Emily, your food rivals anything put out by professional chefs. The Manna is fabulous. We were so comfortable. New Year’s was wonderful too. You two put so much work into each day. The Daulton family will return. Many happy voyages. Thank you again. New friends are the best. Jan and Tom Thank you so much for a wonderful trip. We enjoyed ourselves more than we thought possible, and can’t wait to come back. I loved lounging on the front of the boat and exploring the beautiful United States Virgin Islands. Neil and Carter loved every diving adventure with Wayne. Thank you for your generosity, we love the Manna. Mary Cole You will never go hungry, you will never be bored, you’ll never lift a finger while you’re on board. With bottomless diving and fun things to do it’s an excellent vacation I’d recommend for you. Neil and Carter
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Jan 10-17,2021 Wedding Onboard to be Remembered

Clear beautiful water for diving and swimming. Sparkling stars litter the sky at night. We have truly been pampered all week. I can’t imagine Emily how you produce such fabulous food three times a day from your little galley. We have truly been pampered all week. Thank yous just aren’t enough for how wonderful you have made us feel. ~ Jan and Michael Thank you for an amazing week full of laughs sunsets great food and fun with new friends. We’d love to have you visit us in Saint Croix. ~Michelle and Bert Such a perfect week with you. Relaxing and fun time. We enjoyed your stories, paddle boarding, snorkeling and especially the delicious meals. You are so accommodating thoughtful and kind. ~David and Marilyn Thank you so very much for making our dream wedding come true! Your generosity, love of life, and incredible hospitality or one of a kind. Your big heart shine with your faith in God. You are both inspiring, beautiful, and a gift in our lives. ~ Dick and Kim
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Feb 11-18, 2021 USVI to Puerto Rico

Thank you for making our second charter as much fun, as the first! In addition to escaping the frigid Colorado winter, we enjoyed sailing, snorkeling, fishing, paddle boarding, hiking to the Culebrita lighthouse, and the peace and quiet of the Puerto Rican islands. We feel like real sailors after experiencing the Christmas winds. Thanks for the great food, fellowship and games onboard. Will see you again in the future. Greg and Cecelia
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Feb 22 to March 2, 2021 Amazing Trip in USVI

We had a wonderful vacation on Manna this week. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We love the sailing, the beaches, the toys and most especially the food. We will be playing liars dice at home and remembering a relaxing week in USVI. We really appreciate the fact that you took Tim’s wish list and made his dreams come true! We loved the sailing and mooring lessons, patience in refreshing our scuba skills and the excellent lobster hunting. ~Tim and Rachel Thank you so much for your great hospitality. Although Covid delayed our 2020 vacation, everything worked out for the best after all! So grateful you were able to fit us into your schedule. We enjoyed the food, the diving and especially the captain’s cocktails and your stories of past adventures. Hope we can join you again soon for a Spanish VIP trip. ~Sue and Tom
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March 5-12, 2021 PADI Advanced Open Water Certification

Well thank you again for a wonderful week! A second dive trip for me with you! Wayne and Emily, you guys are awesome! ~Vida Thanks again for allowing us to invade the great yacht Manor. We loved our time again as always! Hoping to see you guys in Scottsdale Arizona 2021. See you soon for Vida’s open water. ~Shawn Wow! What a great trip. I can’t thank you enough for the awesome memories. This was the trip of a lifetime. So sad to go home. Hope to see you in Texas! ~Annalyse Truly fantastic trip! From the snorkeling, group games, to the scuba diving, fun, fun! Thanks for helping me get my advanced open water certification. Hope to see you soon! ~Shawn II That was so much fun!! I cannot wait to come back. The snorkeling was amazing. I never thought I would swim with turtles. Again, thank you so much for the great adventure. ~Evelyn
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March 14-21, 2021 New Family Adventures

Perfectly brilliant week of sailing, snorkeling, diving, swimming, paddle boarding, sub-wing, excursions, amazing dining and fun captain’s cocktails! Jack and Kate went on the wave runners off of the friend’s boat “The Lady K”. Family memory for the week for Jodi was towing behind the tender on our paddle boards! ~Jodi One of the best weeks ever! Thank you, Wayne and Emily, for the amazing food, learning to dive, and all the fun games and water activities! My favorite memory of the week was seeing a shark on my first dive so fun! ~Kate What an incredible week. Thank you, Wayne and Em for making this such a wonderful week for our family. Every meal was perfect especially the curried shrimp. The Key lime pie with praline crust was my favorite dessert ever. I have never been diving six days in a row before. That will always be a special memory. Wayne is a wonderful divemaster and patient instructor. Kate’s first scuba dive is a special memory, plus Jack catching five fish off the back of the boat. Until next time! ~Rick This was a wonderful week of relaxing, trying new things, and making great memories. I love the sub wing, snorkeling, swimming, eating, paddle boarding, and all the other amazing activities. I appreciate the accommodations for my picky eating habits. I loved all of the amazing meals and appreciate learning fishing, snorkeling, and how to play games like liars’ dice, rummy cube, and ship captain and crew. ~Jack
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April 8-18, 2021 Honeymoon / 1st Anniversary Trip

Wow! Thank you both for an incredible trip full of adventure. We had such an amazing time with the two of you and cannot wait to return. The meals were excellent (thanks for all my salads) the diving was beyond, games were a blast, and the company was more than we could’ve hoped for. USVI, Culebra, and Culebrita will be in our memories forever! Thanks for providing a great honeymoon/1st anniversary trip for our young old souls. Be sure to be in bed by nine! Mallory and Levi
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April 20-26. 2021 USVI to Puerto Rico / Dive Certification

From the moment we planned our journey, we knew this would be a remarkable adventure! We worried about Covid testing, but trust in God’s plan. Thankfully we were blessed with days with you, that I’ve created lifelong traditions! We have three certified, strong, and courageous divers. And many recipes we will make forever and think of our meals with you. You have marked our hearts, thank you. We look forward to many more adventures with you! Jen and Mike I couldn’t imagine a better place to spend our vacation. Thank you for such an amazing trip! You’re cooking Emily, you should consider going professional. Desserts every night! You both are absolutely wonderful people and I wish you all the very best. I love scuba diving and seeing the world underwater, so thank you for teaching me Wayne. Living on a ship for a week has been wonderful and not one that will be forgotten! So, in conclusion, there are no words that can describe how thankful I am. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if it weren’t for scuba, my tanks would rust! Abbi 15years old Thank you so much for this trip! Learning how to scuba dive was the best part along with sailing and shopping and everything. The food all the food was delicious. My favorite meal was the Key lime pie. My favorite dive was the last one. Overall, this trip was amazing! Ben 12 years old This was really a dream vacation! It’s still hard to believe that we spent a week on a boat. The meals were just delicious, and I loved trying the fish. You had so many stories that just cracked us up. Our member this trip for the rest of my life. It was amazing scuba diving for the first time. We saw so many different fish and sea creatures. I’ve always dreamed of being able to see all of that, and I was finally able to! I also loved seeing all the islands! I sat on the front of the boat for so long just looking at the view. Thank you so much for the amazing memories that will be with me forever! Anna 13 years old
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May 5-12, 2021 Good Friends

We live with a prayer that God will bless you on your mini adventures to come. When in him, you have blessed us with good food, good times, good memories and good humor. Still not sure about the rummy cube, though! We waited a long time to get here and our patience has been greatly rewarded! Thank you for your care. Sam and Wanda Mana crew here’s to you! Thanks so much for all you did especially putting up with Pat. The stories were entertaining, sailing was amazing, food was spectacular. Your patience in dealing with all is admirable! Hope you have some great guests or the sense of humor to survive! May you have Fairwinds and good friends. And may Phill always be with you! Gary and Debbie Extremely enjoyable week of fun, laughter, friends that have become family. Emily the food was fantastic your smiles are wonderful. Captain Wayne you’re a character – Island man and tour guide. We would love for you to come see us in Texas. Dale and Juanita What a lovely couple that truly know how to show your guests a great time. Talented, patient and fun! May God continue to bless your you richly as you bless others. We will remember you always. Fairwinds! Pat and Joc
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May 15-22, 2021 Couples Dive Trip

Thanks for a wonderful week in paradise. We enjoyed it all especially the diving and Emily’s cooking. The evening games were a great addition also! A real week we will never forget. Allison and Andrew Thanks for all the fun! I love swimming with the turtles in our mini dabbing adventures. Thanks for all your humor and Emily for all the great food. What a week! With such a good experience we are hard pressed to not stay another week. We can’t wait to bring your kids back and spend more time a board manner. Thanks again for the wonderful week! Cheers and good sailing! Frank and Becky
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May 24-31, 2021 Family Charter

What an amazing adventure! We loved every minute aboard manner from Darling to fabulous nails, Captains toast, and the many toys! We had the best time! A family trip with memories of a lifetime! Emily and Wayne were great hosts, the food was great the drinks tasty and the dogs were spectacular. A perfect family vacation and we will be back. Mike and Theresa Thanks so much for an amazing week in the islands! Can’t wait to do it again. Go lefties Andrew Let it be known I Dylan, got more waves than Alyssa. Great way to celebrate graduation jumping off the boat in cap and gown. Lots of fun and lots of great cocktails! Dylan Thank you, Wayne and Emily, it was a wonderful week. The food was great, Sights were astounding, and the diving was fantastic. Captain cocktails are a must. The better-looking Mike Thank you for keeping all my scuba ducks in a row and for not getting annoyed with me for constantly bumping into you along the way!! Can’t wait to use all I have learned on my next dives!! Alyssa
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June 3-10, 2021 Great Repeat

Our second trip with you both and loved it even more! You’re the best hosts ever and so much fun. The food was beyond five stars. Emily you’re the best chef ever. And Wayne, no one can be a better captain. Enjoyed meeting Kim and Dick and I hope everything works out for the four of you. What a wonderful relaxing vacation! Thank you so very much for everything! Thanks for the dive instructions also excellent Jim and Shelly We feel so privileged to be invited to come on this fabulous adventure, our first ever sail vacation. I can’t imagine how it could be any better! The entire trip was so enjoyable, Wayne, you are a great entertainer and captain. You made everything fun and I want to be on your winning catchphrase team all of the time! Emily, you spoiled me rotten!! Every meal was superb!! I can’t thank you enough for your kindness to me! Best wishes to all! Karla and John What a fantastic week! Seven days went by so fast. Could not have enjoyed it more and now the bar has been set so high that if Vicky and I sale again, it will have to be with you. Food was superb, storytelling, and games were all great. A hearty recommendation from us. Easy sailing! Ron and Vicki
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June 12-19, 2021 Island Hoppers

You all were great for the entire week; wish we could’ve stayed longer! Thanks for teaching us how to wakeboard and sub-wing. Food was amazing! Y’all were great friends and will continue to be. We will definitely come back. Wayne, keep being an awesome captain. Emily keep being an amazing chef and friend! Love you both! Bella 15 I loved this trip and the best part about it was the bond we made and how y’all kept the good times rolling. The food was delicious! The toys were great and the islands were amazing. Thank you! David Thank you for your incredible hospitality, great food, humorous stories, and unique vacation filled with nothing but fun I loved our diving, lobster hunting, wakeboarding and all my sleeping. You two are a crucial part to this vacation and you each made us feel special and kept us entertained and fed. I enjoyed seeing the different ways you bonded with each of us based on the differences. You are so incredibly accommodating and a pleasure to be around. Thank you for everything! I can’t wait to be back for round two. Brooke I can’t thank you enough for everything you two did over the past week. From amazing dive excursions, culinary delights, amazing tall tales (where we never let the truth get in the way), staying up late, and learning new games. Your personalities, as different as they may be, complement each other perfectly to provide an exciting trip along with having the stability of a daily routine. So happy I was able to enjoy it without getting sick. Don’t hesitate to reach out should you find yourself in Houston. Jonathan What can we say? Words do not seem enough to express how much we appreciate the work you put in for us this week. It was an amazing adventure and we found ourselves wanting for nothing!! We enjoyed your company, and especially hearing your stories and adventures. You run a great boat and we are so happy to have met you both. Until our next “Captain’s Cocktail”!! Rick and Danielle
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June 20-27, 2021 Family Dive Training

Thank you for all of the great expeditions that we spent together. You two work so well together. I learned how to dive from one of the best divemaster I have ever met. Diving is something I will always cherish. (Night dive was the best). I loved all the food that we had on this trip. It was like from a 5-star restaurant. Thanks, Wayne, for showing me your Tilly hat, I now have my own forever!! You guys made a vacation with great memories I will never forget. Lucas To the king and queen of the charter world or should I start with the queen and the king. This is an experience I have been wanting for a longtime, since I was a kid on my parents’ boat. This trip has given me my youth back at least in my mind. It had a little bit of everything that I enjoy in life whether it was the diving, water skiing, snorkeling, sun, food, drink, toast, and family and friends. Emily, your menu was divine and thanks for letting me do some things on the boat that made me feel like I was a part of the crew. Wayne thank you for taking us for the ride of our life and the diving was what I had been waiting for!! Lou Thank you for my voyage! I have learned so many silly tricks that I will try to perfect. I especially enjoyed our trip around St John, and I will always remember each opportunity to snorkel. You are both so calming, knowledgeable and funny. Wishing you both the best the world can provide, until we meet again. Donna This is been one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on. You guys made this experience so amazing so thank you. If we had a different crew taking us to these places, I wouldn’t have liked it as much. I love diving. Wayne, the way you taught us made learning fun. I would say scuba diving is one of my favorite things now. Emily, your meals were wonderful and your sense of humor was great. You guys both made the past few days some of the best. I wish I could spend more time on the boat! Alex We waited two years for this trip and it was worth the wait! I felt so comfortable in your boat as if it were my own. You both made us all feel that way! The food was always perfect and delicious. The snorkeling and sightseeing off the boat were majestic. This will always be the first of hopefully many more charters for our family. Hope to be with you again! Thank you for teaching my boys the art of scuba diving! They will be lifers in the underwater world. Having this time all together at these interesting teenage years was priceless and having the boys learn from others how to make the most of every moment was a lesson that they will both cherish forever! We hope to see you again and wish the best for you. Debra Can’t thank you enough for a week we will never forget! Our family vacation was a success and we owe that to you and your hospitality and expertise. The food was great and your personalities made it fun and exciting. I will always have a picture of the two of you in my mind and think so fondly of this trip. Smooth sailing! Godspeed! Thank you for a great family adventure! Mark
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July 2-12 Second Charter New Location

Thanks for another great birthday week. Great food, great drinks and great friends. Plan on our continually impressed by your gracious hospitality and immense friendship. Looking forward to staying in touch. Pam and John From the first night to the last morning, once again an amazing time. So hard to put into words how much we appreciate your kindness and your hospitality. Let’s see, we started with a trip to the BVI, now Spanish Virgin Islands so till the next trip, we shall see…. Jill and Vince Words cannot express how much we enjoyed our trip again with you. And how special you made our trip, but most importantly the friendship that has evolved has made it all so much more special. We hope you too will still be chartering in another couple years so we can do this again but if not, our friendship will definitely continue. Enjoyed the new beaches and reefs of the Spanish Virgin Islands and sailing downwind. Following winds always! Bob and Jo
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July 17-25 Off to St Croix

Thank you for your hospitality and sharing your home with us for the week. The memories will last a lifetime. We checked everything on our list and so much more. The food was amazing! We will be making the ceviche at home!! We will be playing ship, captain and crew at home as well. The trip to St Croix was great and an adventure! The excitement of catching fish and navigating the storms added to the adventure. We hope to return soon! Doug I can’t thank you enough for such a relaxing and enjoyable trip. I loved the family time that we were able to have on the catamaran as well as the wonderful food and hospitality. I know it was not easy to cater to the kids all week, but you both did it with grace and a sense of humor. I wish you the best in the future and hope that we can do this again. Thank you so much for an amazing vacation. Christine I loved every meal that I had on the boat. Thank you for teaching me so many fun and new games. I hope I can do it again! Allison 10 years Thank you for making this vacation a great experience. My favorite part was seeing the turtles! I will never forget this week!! Lauren 12 Years What a wonderful week it has been. Thank you for the hospitality on the boat. From amaxing site to amazing site, you always knew where to lead us. With a blend of adventure and relaxation, couldn’t have asked for a better vacation for the family. All this….and keeping us well fed…even with some challenging dietary restrictions for me. We hope to be back for visit number 2 on Manna !! Eric and Danielle I loved snorkeling with the turtles and building a sand castle. Thank you for the trip. Carter 8 years old My favorite thing was tubing and making sand castles. I loved swimming! Claire 6 years old
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July 28-August 3 Family Diving Fun

Words can not describe our week on Manna. Seeing the blue waters of the islands are equally hard to capture on photos as they are to put into words. Our week on Manna with both of you has been paradise. So glad we had you as an instructor as we finished our scuba certifications. We appreciated your attention to details as we did our lessons, and knowing that we would be having a delicious meal prepared by Emily excited us. Her meals were out of this world! Our nightly games ended each evening on a high note!! We are still wondering how Wayne managed to win most of the time. We learned new games that will be with us forever. Our nightly Captain's Cocktails were a treat. Our week has been spectacular and we owe it to you both for taking such good care of us and making this week most relaxing and fun. Jay and Lisa Thank you for such a spectacular trip! I had an amazing time with you. The food and cocktails were out of this world! I am beyond thankful that I finished my scuba certification with you. It was amazing. Playing games with Wayne after dinner was so much fun. Thanks for making this such a memorable trip. Leslie Thank you for everything this week. I am so happy we finished our certification and see so many things while diving. Every meal and Captain's Cocktail was amazing and I have picked up a few recipes to take home with me. Thank you for being patient with us and helping with whatever came up. It was special to have all 6 of us together this week and I'm happy we were on board with good company. Caroline Thank you so much for giving my family and I an amazing time this past week. I will remember this trip for a lifetime. From Emily's amazing food and Wayne's cocktails, my taste buds and stomach were always satisfied. Thank you for laughing and joining us on the late nights outside. Scuba is now something I can do for the rest of my life , thanks to you! JJ Thank you for being part of one of our last family vacations. As we get older it gets harder and harder to all be together. It was a magical and special week making memories that will last a lifetime. What an incredible life you two share to always help make these memories possible. You guys are amazing and made this trip so special. I wish you all the best in life and hope to see you again! Ellie
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November 21-28, 2021 Sutton Family Dive Trip

Thanks for an incredible trip! It is always special for our family to come together and you all provided us with a perfect opportunity. The adventures were tremendous and the food was incredible! Thank you so much for the great memories Bill and Hillary Thank you for a fantastic week aboard Manna! The food, the dives, weather and most importantly the company, created many memories we will cherish forever special thanks for helping me get my PADI certification. We will be back! Emily and Neil Thanks so much for a fantastic Caribbean vacation. You are so fun and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious and you customized the trip exactly to our needs! What wonderful memories we will have forever! Doug We so enjoyed our time with you on the manner your trip the itineraries the food the activities and you made a week of lifetime many thanks for all you did for our family it was fantastic Patty
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November 30-December 7, 2021 Spanish Virgin islands on our second trip!

I can’t possibly put into words how wonderful our trip has been! A fantastic week all around with you to as the ultimate hosts. This week was just what we needed to totally relax and celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and it was such fun to be here with Janet and Tom. Emily, the food was amazing every day and every meal was wonderful! And Wayne, thank you for your patience and willingness to help me with diving again. You are amazing. There are so many other things that made this trip so lovely and memorable! Thank you for everything and we will be back. Suzanne What a wonderful week we have had on Manna. You’re both wonderful hosts, the food was perfect, the diving was great, and most important the mood was welcoming, calm, patient and sharing. Couldn’t have been better. Thanks so much see you next time Tim Wow! What a trip. Again! A beautiful way to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. I am so glad my sister and brother-in-law got to meet you both and have the Manna experience. Emily you are amazing and the hard work you do every day is amazing! Wayne, you keep us going! So happy to have been on Emily’s last hurrah! We will be back. Jan and Tom
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December 19-26, 2021 Kudlacz Family Christmas

We had such an amazing time this week. You always made sure we were doing what we wanted and we adjusted to everyone’s likes. The food was more than what we expected! It was delicious and always felt like we were dining in a fine restaurant, thanks Lu! You are a pro! We had so much fun. We wish you continued success and health. Kudlacz Family Thank you for an incredible experience. I came in a little hesitant on how fun a week could be in close quarters, but was blown away at the quality of the ship experience and service you all have made me a lifetime lover of the sea. Lu is a great chef! Stephen Thank you for the best week filled with amazing food, fun, games, total relaxation, and captain’s cocktails galore! Your attention to detail was everything! Sam Thank you for the best week ever! Wayne, your energy and expertise made everything every adventure fun. I always felt we were in the perfect spot, whether it was the coolest view, best snorkeling, or most fun beach bar. Lu, I am going to miss your cooking a lot. All I’m saying is I will be dreaming of that banana pudding for years. Thank you again and good luck with your future adventures Libby Can’t thank you enough for the great week we had on board Manna. It was a blast watching my family enjoy what will be known as “the vacation of a lifetime” Jeff I never wanted this trip to end. This trip was so much fun and something we will never forget. I was nervous to spend a whole week sailing but now I don’t want to leave! The snorkeling, swimming, and gaming was so much fun. I will definitely be taking liars dice back home. And the food, “Yum” is all I have to say I never had anything I didn’t like especially that banana pudding. Thank you for sailing us around Paradise. Y’all are truly the best! Syd
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December 27 -January 2, 2022 New Year's Scuba Lessons

Thanks so much for our week of adventure. We will never forget our days filled with scuba and nights under the stars. We will certainly miss the captain’s cocktails while watching the sunset over the water. Keep roaming the seas. Kevin and Maeve Dear Captain Wayne, you’re a fun pirate , you Arrr.... Thanks for teaching us Scuba Diving, sailing and wakeboarding. We had a great time and are going to miss your toasts. May your future be full of treasure. The Dice Man Wow! What a week! Thank you for all you did to make the week so special for our family. It was a week of firsts for us, snorkeling with the turtles, scuba diving as a family, sleeping on a boat, and sailing the US Virgin Islands. I enjoyed great views, great food, and great company. Thank you for the kindness and patience you showed us. We leave here with great memories. Wishing you all the best in 2022 and always. The Christmas family
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January 6-13, 2022 Advanced Dive Training Johnson Family

Lu, thanks for the egg whites and the hospitality, great food and great cocktails. Wayne, you’re probably one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. Diving with you has been awesome, game nights taught me never to trust a pirate, and your stories are awesome. I hope my life is half as interesting as yours. Maybe if I become an owner, I’ll take you out on some dives!! Thanks to both of you Matthew Manna is awesome! You both made us feel welcome and pampered the entire trip. Thank you, Lu, for the wonderful meals so delicious and fun. You encouraged me to relax and accept the reset. What a special way to make me feel all the relaxing vacation, the blue seas, the gorgeous clouds and the time to read in the wind. Wayne. You are a great teller of stories! I so appreciated hearing your tales and adventures from around the world. Thank you for caring about others and making a difference in so many lives in your mission trips. I thank you especially Wayne for giving us so many scuba dives, and for taking Matthew through the advanced open water course. We loved the nightly games, and your skill in boating. Eileen Thank you for one of the nicest vacations I can remember! Lu, your kindness and attention to detail was such a blessing really allowing me and my family to relax and enjoy. Your meals and special provisions for Matthew were greatly enjoyed and appreciated. Wayne, you are such a terrific host! You made the travel and the diving interesting and painless. I loved hearing your stories, thank you for sharing how God has worked in yours and Emily’s life now positively affecting so many others. I hope to come back soon with my family on another Manna adventure. Herrick
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January 18-31, 2022 Two weeks in the Spanish Virgin Islands

What an extraordinary 14 Days! Thank you for your amazing sea talent and sharing those with us. A memorable trip in so many ways. From all the amazing meals to skiing, scuba diving and some incredible adventures including Monkey Island. You all are such blessings to us girls. See you soon for trip #3 onboard Manna. All our love, Dani, Amy and Sally P. S. Amy here- “In those last few months of my life that will surely come someday, I pray that I am visited by the thrill and joy of careening around the whip on my slalom ski with you, my captain.”
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February 2-9, 2022 Relax!

Captain Wayne, thank you for another amazing charter wonderful views, great sailing, fun on the subwing and paddleboards. Hopefully this charter was easier for you than our last one! Lu great job learning the ropes! Your food was delicious, and the presentation was beautiful. Extremely relaxing vacation! May you stay positive and test negative. Mark and Amy Words can't express how grateful I am for our charter. Even though I've spent lots of time on the water, I really appreciate all of your expertise and insight into Puerto Rico. Your sense of humor and willingness to put up with our silliness was awesome! Lou you are a remarkable lady and helped us feel welcome! Thank you for all of your dedication to our awesome experience. Loved our cocktails, meals, and camaraderie! Chrissie The best way to spend our pre honeymoon is on Manna. Cruising the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico was amazing! Captain Wayne, your sailing experience and stories kept us entertained. Lu, your hospitality made everyone on board feel like family. Donna and Duck
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February 12-19, 2022 3rd time's a Charm!!

The third time was a charm on Manna for our crew. I found no better vacation with better people that aim to please and hit the mark every time! Food, fun, sun and the kind crew. If we travel the world, the experience on Manna will call us back every time. Bill and Wendy This was our third voyage on Manna. It was every bit as good as our first two. Lu’s food was excellent, the weather was fine, and our hosts became old friends. I'll sum this up with the chorus of our song. Raise a toast to manna, raise a toast to being free, raise a toast to manna, she's my lady of the sea, I hope to see her sail again ,I hope that I will be on the deck of manna with captain Wayne and Emily ! (And Lu) Dave and Jill Thank you for an awesome voyage! We cannot wait for the next time period we hope to come and see you next time we venture to Puerto Rico to have a toast and dinner. Thank you for the snorkeling and diving. Made the trip even better period if you can get any better. Very relaxing and beautiful islands. Cannot beat this trip. See you again soon! Scott and Cindy
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March 7-13, 2022 Father and Son

Thank you for an amazing week on Manna. The boat was amazing in the diving while murky at times was also fantastic. Wakeboarding was a blast and I hope to do it again. I loved playing games after dinner and the food was great. I hope to be back soon Adam And now our week aboard is done, the boy and I had lots of fun, with captain Wayne and 1st mate Lu, our time aboard the Manna flew! Thanks for a great week! John
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March 19-26, 2022 Family Time

It was a really good time I had, and a lot of fun and I would recommend people to come here. The food was really good in playing all the games was really fun. I hope I can do this again Angelina This was truly a once in a lifetime experience! I couldn't have asked for a better captain and first mate there was amazing food, fun games, breathtaking waters and adventures. Thank you so much. Chloe First, this was an amazing trip. Captain thanks for inspiring me to return to diving. Thanks for your willingness to do whatever necessary to provide calm waters period last but not least, thanks for the conversation. I hope your next adventure is everything you hoped for. Lu thanks for the amazing food. Thank you for keeping everyone entertained. I hope your new adventure is everything that you and Alan have dreamed of. Best wishes Kelly and Renee Wow! This trip was a trip of a lifetime with amazing experiences. Thank you for making sure we all had the chance to try new things, new food, new games and mostly see the new beautiful places. I love to get to hear all of your experiences and it sure made me realize anything is possible if you just do it. Andrea Wayne and Lou made this trip great! They took us to do many things that all of us could enjoy. They treated us amazing and made us feel so welcome! Thank you for all you guys did. A week full of smiles. Food was so yummy. Overall, this was for sure a trip I will never forget Sophia
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April 2-9, 2022 1st USVI Trip

We always wanted to try a liveaboard and Manna exceeded our expectations. This was also our first trip to the USVI, and we enjoyed seeing all the different islands and bays. Captain Wayne had great suggestions for dive sites, and activities and navigated the seas with expertise. Lu always had a great meal prepared and made us feel right at home. Wayne did an excellent job grilling, and always had interesting conversations. Both were so warm and welcoming, and we immediately felt like part of the family. Definitely would recommend them for anyone and all! Lisa, Walt, Wes, Erich and Kenzie
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April 10-20, 2022 USVI and Puerto Rico

Overall great experience with wonderful people. We got to experience the usvi and Puerto Rico which we had never been to at all. Captain Wayne and Lu made our trip very special because they are so very wonderful people. We enjoyed spending time with them and getting to know them. Really enjoyed the sights and learning about the area. Snorkeling was fantastic and we had a blast going to some smaller beaches and having a great time there with friends and family. Wish we had more time, but we will be back again. Thanks for all who joined us to make this great Jerry My only complaint was there no manner stationary in the cabins to write a formal thank you to you and Lu we had a fantastic experience on this beautiful boat. So glad you had this book! Your knowledge of the islands we sailed was very impressive! You made such an impression on me with the tales of your life, weather falling from the sky or sailing across the seas! You also roll some mean dice! Thank you for making us laugh with your great sense of humor. Also thank you for the great effort you put into marrying my wife and myself. It was a beautiful ceremony that I will always remember the rest of my life! My only wish is that we will cross paths again someday soon. All the best to you! Bob and Kim What can I say, it was truly an amazing trip. Second time sailing on Manna was just as incredible as the first. There is a saying we have, “would you trust your vacation to anyone else? And the answer to that is a simple one no”. The crew of Manna goes above and beyond to exceed all expectations the only disappointment is the day we have to stay, see you later we don't say goodbye, We say see you later because we will see the crew of Manna the next time we sail with them. Until that day take care of my friend! Bob and Barbara
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April 24-May 1, 2022 Let's Discover Scuba!

Grateful, blessed, calm, peaceful, connected, and so full of love for these new amazing friends that are now family. I would say it was an adventure of a lifetime but really, it's now an adventure I plan to repeat and repeat. This is truly living. Soaking up each moment, fully present, immersed in all of the beauty. Captain Wayne and Lu made it all just the most enjoyable and easy experience. So full of joy for what they do in the place they call home. Thank you for sharing your passion with us we are forever grateful Mary No words can adequately describe just how magical the past week aboard Manna with Wayne and Lu was. Thank you for an amazing week. Thank you for the great food, drinks, laughs, diving and sharing your amazing stories. You're an inspiration and have given us much to think about to create an amazing lifestyle. We hope to cross paths with you again soon Andy We had an absolute blast. We didn't know what to fully expect having never done a boat trip before. It offered such a great experience, great times, snorkeling, sitting around at night and sharing stories, discover scuba, etc. Food was great and drinks were even better period definitely a trip worth repeating, but only with this crew. Wayne and Lu were the best! Thanks for a great adventure. Ronnie What an unbelievable adventure. Water has never been a sport that we have embraced. It opened a whole new world to us that we absolutely love. Thank you for your patience and allowing us to explore the underwaters in our discovery dive course. We hope to come back for more. Your hospitality is second to none. We feel like a part of your family. Lu, the food was outstanding. Your sweet personality is infectious. Mary Lou I had no idea a catamaran trip would test my physical and emotional limits but this one sure did. Discover scuba challenged me to overcome fears and I'm a better person for completing the adventure. The hospitality was genuine and easy going. We felt like family from day one period I lost track of time which is my test for a great vacation. Manna and USVI are etched in our memories for a lifetime. George I am grateful for the week aboard Manna. Of course, the food and fun will be with me forever. But what's more, is the feeling of healing and escape that I experienced through discovering the ocean and its life above and below the water. God's creation and a vast portion I've never known. With love and gratitude TimThank you! Wayne and Lu! We had the most amazing time sharing this week with you. This was truly exceptional adventure then it would not have happened without the two of you we are looking forward to our return trip in the future. Blessings to both of you! Linda Thanks for the most amazing week ever! Could not have been better. Can't wait until we return and a big thanks for helping show me the lines! Phillip
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May 3-10, 2022 Good Friends

Thank you to Wayne, Lu, and Allen. We have looked forward to this trip for years and your kindness, knowledge, and patience made it a wonderful experience. We came with four wonderful friends and feel like we're leaving with three more. Safe sailing Susie and Dale Thank you for an amazing week aboard Manna and traveling through the USVI and Puerto Rico. Your constant attention to our wants and desires was over the top. The meals were excellent, and the overall provisioning was outstanding. We loved to lose notion that we came aboard as strangers, but we leave as family. We couldn't agree more! Marshall and Caroline We truly appreciate all you did for us to make this last charter unbelievable. Service, food, cocktails, and most importantly the company was Absolutely Fabulous. Thank you for making the entire experience perfect. Truly, truly a pleasure meeting you Lu and Allen, we wish you all the best on your next adventures and charters. Ethan and Jo
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May 17-24, 2022 Great Trip!

My first trip to USVI was made so much more incredible by being on Manna with Lu and Allen. Allen’s skill as a captain makes everyone feel safe and worry free. Lu’s skill as a chef defies words. The food was amazing! But the best part is their friendliness and willingness to show us anything, from snorkeling to hiking old ruins and they do it with such joy. This was a trip of a lifetime for me, and I am so happy we had Allen and Lu as hosts ad friends! Thank you! Jerry MayDay! MayDay! MayDay! Manna, Manna, Manna Too Much delicious food! Too Many beautiful views! Too Many Fun people! Please Don’t Rescue us…. Chris Your enthusiasm and hospitality made this trip so special. I don't know exactly what I expected coming on to this, but any expectations were far surpassed by the actual experiences. I appreciate how flexible you were as we decided what activities we were looking for. Snorkeling was awesome! Allen you went out of your way to capture us on film underwater. Hiking was so fun the scenery was fabulous, peaceful evenings and musical evenings were equally magical. And Lu… the food!!! I love to cook, and I love even more when someone cooks for me. Happy pre birthday Allen and sorry I teased you about your advancement from deckhand to captain! Judy
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June 3-11, 2022 Family Shenanigans!

this trip and Alan and Lu were amazing guides and took us to gorgeous anchorages, evening dive spots and fun tours. Every day was perfect and better from the last. Food, drinks and games on board were excellent and turned strangers into family! Welcome to Zeldon! As you both start your own adventures in BVI, we wish you all the fun and joy you brought us on this trip. Tim and Rachel Thank you so much for a wonderful week on Manna. You made our first trip to Puerto Rico amazing! I loved exploring the islands (especially Monkey). The highlight was getting to know both of you and seeing you work together in your new “life’s adventure”. You are a great team. Enjoy this next chapter and hopefully we will see you again soon! Tom and Sue
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June 29-July 5, 2022 Independence Day!!

Lu and Allen: What a magical week in paradise. Thank you so much for your kindness and care. You both were so attentive to every detail. From finding the ideal snorkeling spot to making special treats for everyone, you guys made sure each of us felt pampered and taken care of. We are so grateful to you both! Elaine and Matt A vacation we will always remember for sure. You guys definitely set the bar high for our next trip. I hope to have as much spunk as you guys, when I am your age. Thanks for a wonderful trip. Jane and Jon Thanks for a great week and making us feel comfortable on the boat. We enjoyed the humor and the heartfelt hospitality. Best wishes to living your dream. Enjoy the next years doing what you love. Jane and Keith
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July 9-16, 2022 New Divers!!

Thank you so much for such an amazing trip. We never thought we’d be able to see so much of one place without ever having to change our rooms. Thank you Lu, for the amazing food and for keeping up with Matts many food accomodations. Having you around made it feel like we had another mom on board. Allen, thank you for giving us the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen in my life and having you guys around made it so much more fun. Mark We appreciate all the different spots we went to. The food was amazing, Lu. Allen- thanks for taking me on the Sub wing. It was super fun. Matt Great trip!! The boat was in perfect shape, Allen and Lu were amazing hosts, and the islands were unreal!! What a great way to spend a week with the family. I could not have asked for a better trip. Many thanks!! Tom and Kim
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July 17-24, 2022 Family Time!

Well, this has been the vacation of a lifetime. Manna and its crew have been unbelievable. The food was amazing, and the captain was great. We always had the best views at night and the perfect areas for swimming and snorkeling. The hospitality was great! Kendal and Leidan Where do I start? From the time I landed to the last night the crew of Manna was amazing. Captain Allen was very knowledgeable about everything we did from diving the craziest under water reefs to sailing the wide-open seas. Chef Lu was absolutely the best from the amazing meals every day to the coolest drinks and games, as well as making us feel comfortable each and every day. This was truly the trip of a lifetime, and I can’t wait to be back to explore more of this beautiful place once again! Chandler We had the most amazing time on board Manna! The views were amazing every day. The food was great and cocktail hour was really fun. We had the chance to enjoy fun new drinks (Chef Lu even made virgin drinks for the kids) that we hadn’t had. It was truly a fabulous time with amazing company. Both Captain Allen and Chef Lu, were knowledgeable of the area and made the entire trip, the Vacation of a Lifetime! Cassidy and Haylee
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July 25-August 1, 2022 Eric and the Angels

Thank you, Lu and Allen, for a wonderful week. Sun, sand, water and great food all served with smiles and laughs. Warm wishes to you and your family with lots of love, laughs and good health. Janice Absolutely wonderful from start to finish. We were the northerners greeted by southern hospitality! From sunrise to sunset, we had a blast. Wonderful to my family. Grandma Schwendy You are correct. I did not know what kind of boat I was getting on, but what I know now is I got on the right one!! Many thanks for expanding my daughter’s life with all your water sports! I never worried about her as I knew she was safe with you. You were a positive force in my child’s life. I would like to thank you for all the dingy rides. They were wet, wild and fun. What I enjoyed the most was blowing the conch shell. That was a blast!! thank you for inspiring my daughter. You're an awesome role model for these kids. Best snorkel I have ever had due to having you as a partner! We saw at least six huge, beautiful turtles, billions of fish, Stingrays and we battled the jellyfish together. I trusted you with every snorkel and felt so safe. Best vacation I have ever had thank you for your kindness. Cheryl Thank you both so much for an incredible week. Scuba diving, snorkeling, wake boarding, paddle boarding and sailing around these gorgeous islands you call home. I truly feel blessed and eternally grateful to you both for sharing your home with us. The memories we have all made and your friendship, is something we will all cherish for the rest of our lives. Hope to see you again. Erik and his Angels Thank you for all the amazing places. This trip was and is my favorite of all times! I have never met a greater actor than Allen. Girls’ day was the best day I've ever had. Thank you so much for amazing memories. I had a blast, Addy The trip was amazing. Allen and Lu are the best hosts. Allen and I had a blast diving every day all week, sharks, octopuses, turtles, lobsters and rays every day! And found a freshly lost pair of $300 sun glasses scuba diving, bonus! I'd highly recommend it to anyone, I can't wait to do it again! "Shared third party review from Broker"
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August 6-13, 2022 Pirates in Paradise

Thank you for a truly magical week aboard Manna. We would not have asked for a better crew to help us explore The USVI and witness some of God's most beautiful creations. We enjoyed snorkeling including an awesome night snorkel, scuba diving, hiking, sailing, beachcombing, relaxing, and eating! We were able to see green turtles, a hawksbill turtle, an octopus, a reef shark, dolphins, starfish, sea urchins, and so many fish. Our favorite stop was salt pond Bay with the amazing reef off of our back porch. we loved losing to “Game Winner One” every night while playing liars dice. Pirate night was a blast! We are truly grateful for your hospitality and for making this trip one we will all remember. Until our paths cross again... Brian (conch blowing champion) Crystal Jacob Daniel
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October 8-14, 2022 Turtle Time

Thank you so much for the amazing food, belly laughs and the greatest trip of my life. You were right, we are leaving here with 2 additional family members. Happy Sailing! Laura Thank you so much for the amazing birthday trip! You made my 50th so special--the best yet! Thank you for all the laughs (Allen's singing), the amazing food, and sharing your love of the islands. Our family grew from 4 to 6 on this trip! Susan What a week! My greatest joy was seeing my wife soaking it in, fully at rest and free from the cares of back home. On "turtle time" as she now calls it. Thanks so much for the many lifelong memories. You guys and Manna have been a major blessing to each of us. What a way to experience God's creation. Josh Broker Review 5/5 Wonderful experience. Snorkeling, sub wing, go pro, meals, cocktails, fun interacting with crew, Lime Out, swimming with turtles, laughs, relaxation, memories.
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November 4-11, 2022 Friends

Thank you, Allen and Lu, for a wonderful trip! We appreciate all the wonderful meals and fun memories. Brian and Jennifer Thank you, guys! Your food was amazing. You were just like a mother to us, Lu. We won’t forget you guys! Mark and Lisa Thank you so much for everything! You guys made our trip one we will always remember! Cheers to you! Bill and Pam We just wanted to say thank you so much for your hospitality. When we stepped foot onto the boat, it felt like home. Lu, the food you made was comforting, delicious and had a beautiful presentation. Captain Allen, you are such a fun loving, and patient person. We appreciated your captain cocktails and for getting us around. For my first time in scuba gear, you made me feel at ease. We appreciate your kindness and patience as you taught me to breath underwater. To the both of you, thank you for such a fun Pirate night. We loved the costumes and the great vibes. We will never forget it. Craig and Terri
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November 13-19, 2022 Couple Retreat

We really enjoyed our trip and the time we spent with you. It will always be a wonderful memory. Your meals were all delicious and so artfully presented. May God be with you always. Steve and Karla
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November 22-29, 2022, Chilled and Relaxed

What an absolutely unforgettable week! The food, (thank you Chef Lu) the views, (thanks Captain Daddy) and the kind, caring, friendly and personalized care and attention we all received. Thank you for making my 40th birthday so unforgettable. The amazing meal, decorations and so many personal touches were great! That Key Lime Pie was delicious, and so was the pasta salad, banana mousse and every other bite. And Allen, you're so chilled. You want to dive, hike, sub wing, ski and wakeboard. Alright, alright, alright. Thank you both mom and dad. Hope to see you again. Sofia and Joel Never thought a seaside girl like me could have such an amazing time on a boat! You guys are so chilled and relaxed, it's easy to feel right at home within hours of getting on the boat. We've had a once in a lifetime dives, once in a lifetime views and have enjoyed a unique friendship with our fantastic boat Mama and daddy! You guys are amazing people and I wish you both the best of health and steady seas. Jaclyn and Danny Dear Daddy (Captain Allen and Mama (Chef Lu) until we see each other again... Thank you so much for everything! This was such an amazing trip with so many new adventures. I loved spending time on the boat, all the amazing dives, hiking trips, and island hopping with my new family. The meals were delicious and made with love. Words cannot even express how amazing this trip was. You are both wonderful people and generous hosts. This boat is one-of-a-kind because of your passion for life. Thank you! Jen
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December 4-10, 2022

I wasn't sure what to expect but I trusted that our crew would take care of us. You've done that and more!! I have had such a good time sharing your boat and seeing this beautiful part of the world. I can't thank you both enough!! Clayton Neither Patrick nor I are "beach people, but we would both say that you all have turned us into boat people. From our 1st phone call we could feel the warmth and friendliness across the phone. Within minutes of us being on board, you made us feel at home and like we were with family. You went above and beyond in making Harlan's surprise birthday a fabulous success. You kept us straight and save while diving. You indulged our desire of fun ad fancy cocktails. You kept us fat and happy with a knockout menu. You made us feel loved and comfortable and gave us a wonderfully memorable vacations. Thank you for loving us like your own. Christine and Patrick Harlan and I did not know what to expect, but man was this a success!! Thank you for making our 1st sailing and scuba diving trip such a wonderful experience. We also appreciated the personal "family touch" you both provided our group, to include the birthday party! We thoroughly enjoyed sailing with you. Laureli and Harlan It has been great staying with you this trip! It has been like having extra family. Marcus
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December 11-17, 2022 Family Time

Thank you for welcoming us into your home and making us feel like family. You gave us some amazing memories that we will cherish forever. I really can't thank you enough for going above and beyond for Harper's birthday. It was incredible!! This was hands down, the BEST vacation ever. Kate Thanks for all the meals and fun card games. I loved the pancakes and the swimming. Thank you for a wonderful vacation. Zoe I liked snorkeling and the crazy ride. Harper I loved spending time with you. Thank you for the pancakes and snorkeling. Layla Thank you so much for the hospitality and the great times. You truly made this an unforgettable vacation. The Kings
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December 26 to January 2, 2023 New Year's Celebration

With you guys at the helm, this trip was truly Manna from heaven! I cannot believe both our girls at ages 10 and 12, are scuba certified. Thanks for the diligence and patience. What a gift for a lifetime!! The food was amazing, and seeing your world with all the special spots was a once in a lifetime experience. We just hope we are lucky enough to come back one day! Matt and Anne Thank you so much for welcoming us into your home. I had so much fun!! Brennan Age 12 Thank you for giving us an amazing home for the past 7 days. This has been an amazing trip! Thank you Lu for our accommodations, all our food needs and still making every meal delicious. Thank you Allen for teaching me how to be a scuba diver and devoting your time to help us get certified. Thank you for being so fun! Evelyn Age 10
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January 5-12, 2023 Happy 60th!

I had the best time on this trip. The food was amazing and the dives were so fun. My favorite stop was Cooper Island. I hope you continue to make people happy by showing them new places! Chelsea Celebrating Jeff's 60th birthday was made extra special with all the amazing food, decorations, and water sports made available during our week on Manna. We will always remember our nights playing trivia and sharing stories of family and travel. We loved every minute of our trip and hope to make it a family tradition. Jeff, Cathy, Trevor and Blake
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February 12-19, 2023 Happy Birthday!

Thanks for the great week and awesome dives! Nic and A Thank you so much for the beautiful sailing in the BVI. A trip of a lifetime for our family! Scuba diving was a big hit as was the hiking. I hope we can do this again. Shaun Wonderful trip!! Thank you for sharing all the beautiful views, diving and food. A very special place. Hope we can make it back sometimes. Thanks! Ryan and M
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March 5-12, 2023 Spring Break

Thanks for such an amazing week diving, playing games, eating good food, and wake boarding. I loved celebrating my birthday with you guys again. See you next year, hopefully! Adam Thank you for making our 2nd voyage on Manna as wonderful as or even better than the first. It was great having Wayne back for his final voyage and having a chance to say good bye. It was also great to get to know Allen, and we now understand why Lu is so enamored by him. Eleven dives, whales, eagle rays, sharks were great but the best was the company, Thank you for a great week on a great boat with a great crew!! Here's hoping for next year! John
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March 13-18. 2023 Lobster Fun!

Thanks for such an amazing trip. Enjoyed everything from the dives, the cocktails, the food and all around great people and vacation. Ty This was by far one of the best trips I have been on. Thank you so much for everything. An Lu, you are gonna be famous for that Oreo cheesecake! Kory A hug of gratitude from your "family" from Marlow, OK. Comfort and care beyond measure. Food to write home about! Experiences like none other...overcoming fear and encouragement. Catching "Libby the Lobster" for Lobster Zilla! Not enough good can be said. Thank you! Shawn and Ryan
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March 20-27, 2023 Fun Times!!

Norman night dive, playing 7's, Underwater flying behind tender, 4 pounds of butter, Foxy's Buffett, Cane Garden Bay Surfing, Time off the boat, Time with family, 3 meals a day, perfect weather, and perfect hospitality. Thank you both so much! Dylan Words can't describe how magnificent this week was for our family and friends. Spending my 60th in BVI was a bucket list item and our week on Manna with you exceeded every expectation we had! Thank you for making my 60th and our vacation the best ever!! Love you guys! Kim, Don, Dylan, and Spencer We can not express how much you two exceeded our expectations. Your hospitality went above and beyond the positive and always optimistic attitude created a very welcoming environment allowing us to relax and enjoy our vacation in paradise. A new friendship is formed! Thank you both! George and Dawn
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April 2-7, 2023 Family Affair

Allen and Lu were beyond awesome. From the very first time they contacted us to even now, we still keep in touch even though our charter has ended. They were amazing! Everything Lu cooked and Allen grilled was perfect! They are so much fun to do things with and hang out with. They absolutely feel like family!! We could not have asked for any better experience and crew to spend our vacation with. When we book again, we will be booking with Manna and Lu and Allen for sure!! Everything was just perfect and amazing and they are just the best people to charter with and the boat was great, clean and perfect for our family and everything we wanted to do. The food was awesome, oh my goodness. Lu is such an amazing cook. Everything was outstanding. Allen grilled, and he did that to perfection. The presentation was always gorgeous and Lu always presented what we were having. Manna was seriously perfect. They had everything you could have wanted to do with water sports and the space was great!! The cabins were comfortable and super clean (again I truly am unbelievably picky - as in I typically pack my own sheets in vacations). Our family was more than comfortable and everything was actually spotless and clean. The crew, I really can’t say enough good things. The food, the conversation, the plans and change of plans on things to do and see. Allen was amazing at teaching us how to scuba dive and Lu having her go pro was awesome for our dives that followed. We played cards at night or just hung out and talked. We wanted them to come with us to the Baths and our dinner at Saba Rock. They became our friends and we’re just so fun and easy to be around. We just wouldn’t sail with anyone else now that we’ve met them and been on their charter. Words can not express this past week and spending it with you all. From the minute we met and set foot on Manna until the "see you next time", everything has bee the best of the best. Lu, your cooking is absolutely outstanding and Allen, you are the best grill master! Thank you for hanging out with us and being a part of every experience we have had. I would not have wanted it any other way. Now you are stuck with us. Karrie This amazing week included adding both of you to our family. The BVI is known as "Nature's Little Secret" and Manna is part of that secret. I have wanted to share this experience as a family and you both made this wish all I would want it to be. From teaching the family to dive, how to play 7's and a 5 star dive experience. Peace, Love and Sandy Feet. Tim This spring break trip with my family has been one of our best, due to the amazing hospitality extended by the 2 of you. You completely exceeded our expectations and truly made us feel like part of the family. From learning to scuba dive, to the gourmet meals you made, Manna fell like home. The memories we have made this week will last forever and I hope to be searching for sea turtles again with you soon. Brynn I have had a great time this week. I have really enjoyed everything that we have done. I mostly enjoyed scuba diving and you're teaching it to us. It was a great experience. The food was to die for. It was amazing. I also enjoyed playing 7's every night. In all, it was a great trip and an amazing experience. Bryce This week has been amazing and the food even better. I really appreciated the hospitality towards me and making me feel welcome. During the week, I have had a great time bonding with you all and our family. Some of the best parts were the Baths, Scuba, water sports and 7's. My favorite meal was the Mahi Mahi and blue rice.I truly felt I was in a 3rd home and very taken care of. Chase
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April 8-15, 2023 Water Toys Galore!

Thank you for making our time together amazing! It was so special to have our kids be able to share this experience with Papa and for us to see them have so much fun. One of my favorite thing was seeing Papa up front, watching the sea and our kids have so many adventures in and on the water! Thank you for sharing your time and talent with our family! Remembering memories longest, and creating new adventure across 3 generations! Thank you! Sara I had the vacation of a lifetime! Many thanks. May you have calm seas and fair weather! Jim Thank you for an amazing trip and delicious food! Juliet Thank you for always taking us to amazing places! Jacobi
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Aprpil 18-25, 2023 Old Friends and New Friends

Everything from communication prior to pickup to drop off has been absolutely unbelievable. What an unforgettable trip to celebrate with old friends and new friends. We truly appreciate this amazing experience and can't wait to plan another trip. Kai and Laura What an absolutely amazing trip we have had!! We are thankful for this opportunity to enjoy this trip of a lifetime with Allen and Lu. They took us alll in as a family and welcomed us into their home. Lu's chef skills are top notch and everything was delicious. We look forward to our next adventure aboard Manna. Thanks again for all the wonderful memories. Cheers to the next trip! Jamie and Michael Best trip ever!! We can not convey what an amazing time we have on Manna. We arrived with 6 other people who we consider family and we have now added 2 more members. Allen and Lu are wonderful . We can't wait to book our next trip. Can't wait to see you two in the states! Jared ad Whitney "To desire nothing beyond what you have is surely happiness aboard a boat." It is frequently possible to achieve that. That is why boating is a way of life, one of the finest of lives. Thank you Lu and Allen for adding to our boating lifestyle. This week has been beyond amazing. We could not have imagined a better time. You all go above and beyond. Is is obvious that your heart goes into what you do. Corbin and Heather
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April 29-May 6, 2023 Couples Time

Thank you so much for an unbelievable vacation. Allen and Lu, you are the best! From wonderful meals, to the super fun stops and locations, to seeing all new places, and fantastic memories we will have forever. Again, thank you from the bottom of our Texas sized hearts. CJ and Cari Thank you Lu and Allen and Manna for an awesome time with our friends. Had a great time on the boat and in the water, and all the shops and islands. Thanks for some great memories! We will keep in touch and hope to do it again. Toni and Brian
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May 14-20, 2023 Fun in the Sun

Thanks for a great time. The diving was great and we enjoyed ourselves very much! We look forward to seeing you again soon. The food, sailing, and the journey was outstading! David Excellent time, excellent company and excellent food! Thank you for your hospitable nature and accommodation. Lu, you are one hell of a cook. Allen, you made me feel comfortable diving where I didn’t before. Thank you for the relaxing vacation and everything that you all provided. Tanner Thank you for all the time and taking care of us for a week. I had the best time diving, snorkeling, and especially 7’s. Every time we come down it’s different, but this time has been my favorite. The hospitality has been amazing, as well as the food (especially the banana pudding.) Ill be honing my 7’s skills for the next time. I wish you all the best and hope to see you next time we make our way down here. Chris I cannot express enough how grateful I am to your quick and calm demeanor as we boarded Manna with such “drama”. Thank you for returning to get us! This has been a wonderful relaxing week. We enjoyed so many new places, scuba , snorkeling and playing games. Hopefully, I will remember the rules for next time. We felt so at home with you two. Lu, we thank you for the amazing food and hospitality. Allen, we thank you for your sailing knowledge and humor. You two are wonderful together. Janet and David
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May 26 - June 3, 2023 Family Affair

Amazing experience! Best family vacation! Beautiful scenery above and below the water. Instantly felt like home with Allen and Lu's hospitality. Thank you for giving us this amazing adventure and joyful family memories. Jessica Thanks for making our trip a wonderful experience. I appreciate as a parent, how kind you were to all of my boys. The diving was amazing! The food was excellent. The water sports and snorkeling were a lot of fun. Manna is a beautiful boat and is lucky to have Allen and Lu in command of her. Andrew We had the best divemaster. Allen was a great lobster wrangler. He also took us to wonderful dive sites. The chef made good food every day. All the meals were my favorite so it was hard to pick a favorite. Burke I had a really fun time this trip. Excellent diving and great food! Whitt I had a great time. The food was delicious and the diving was amazing! Weston
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June 4-9, 2023 3rd time's a charm!

Thank you both so much for a wonderful trip. As you know, this is a 3rd repeat for us and we were so happy and thrilled to be back on Manna. What a trip this has been. We love Manna ad are so happy to have met both of you. Again, thank you both for making our trip as special and memorable as you did, especially for Taylor and Payton. Bob and Jo Thank you both so much for making this trip so special and worked so hard so we could have a good time. The food was so good, and I loved all the places we went to and did!! Thank you for letting Taylor and I ride the WOW, wakeboard and the sub wing so many times. It was so fun. I would definitely want to come back and learn how to scuba dive and do so much more. Thank you for letting me buddy breathe. I will definitely do scuba diving next time. Payton This trip has been so special and fun. I will have memories forever and ever. It was a trip of a lifetime! Some of my favorite things that we got to do were the WOW, sub wing and snorkeling. The food was amazing, and I was stuffed after every meal. I am so thankful for having an amazing cook and captain. I don’t know what we would do without them. They taught me how to wakeboard, which I really didn’t master. I learned how to play sevens, which I am pretty good at if I say so myself. Can’t thank you enough! Taylor Cheers to the best way to celebrate a 40th birthday with the family. Thank you for making this sailing trip so special for my family. All of the beaches and bays we visited were great, with lots of snorkeling/scuba diving, swimming and water activities for Taylor and Payton. And of course, we can’t forget the great Captain’s Cocktails of the day, plus the delicious food. Lots of firsts for the girls on this trip and can’t wait to be back! Hope the girls have these memories for a lifetime and come back to my favorite place for years to come. Brian and Sheryl
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June 10-17, 2023 Fun with the Family

Thank you for an amazing time! I would most definitely say the best part of the whole trip has been able to get to know the both of you. You two, are so amazingly kind people and I hop to see you again. The whole trip felt like I have gained two new members to my goofy family and I could not be more grateful. Kiersten Thank you so much for an incredible week. It has bee so fun, even when the dingy almost flipped. Thank you for the amazing meals and the long tubing adventure. I will never forget the memories we have made this week. I will miss you guys. Mia It was tons of fun being on the boat with you this week. I really appreciate you both putting up with my extreme pickiness. Thanks for taking us on such cool dives. The whole experience was so much fun and I am glad we all got to know you both. I hope you both get to keep having fun doing this for as long as you want, maybe we will even get to come back. Marielle I enjoyed this trip a lot more than I expected. The food was great! I am also super happy that I got to dive a lot and do a night dive. Maverick Thank you for being so patient with my brand new divers and me as a rusty diver. We enjoyed getting to know you both. Thank you for opening your "home" to us. Heather Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a great vacation! This truly has been a bucket list vacation. I look forward to doing it again! Thank you for providing an amazing platform for our family vacation. An unforgettable experience!! Jess
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June 19-26, 2023 Grandkids Galore

Thank you so much for a great trip. I had a great time and the food was fantastic! I never left a meal hungry. I loved all the snorkeling. Lily This trip has been insane, every part of being on the boat with you and all the meals. .I am so grateful you guys took the time to organize it for us. Have a great summer. Alex This trip was sicko knarly! I had a great time snorkeling, eating, fishing and skiing. It was all so fun. This trip is the best trip I have ever been on and I am always gonna remember to keep my elbows off the table. Hound-dog-ee! Stanley The past week has been amazing with you guys, not only was the food the best I ever had, but all the fun activities were awesome. I want to say it in Hebrew: תודה רבה לך Todah Rabah. Thank you so much! Simon You knocked it out of the park for us, in every way possible. The food was outstanding both in preparation and presentation. You mastered a whole set of dietary rules and accommodated us as if it was no big deal, but we know it was. You were amazing with our grandkids, engaging each and providing fun and laughs for all. This was a trip of a lifetime. Forever grateful! There are no words to adequately convey, as we have tried, how appreciative we are for all you did to make our charter as wonderful and memorable as it was for us and our grandkids. You both worked so hard to understand and accommodate our special dietary needs and equally hard to prepare and present meals that were delicious and beautiful to look at. And you were just as determined to provide an itinerary and activities that were perfect for us. Our grandkids will remember this trip for the rest of their lives. We have you to thank for that. We will forever be grateful! Until we meet again… Steve and Sheira
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July 2-8, 2023

What a wonderful trip! Thank you for your warm hospitality and opening your home to our family. We loved all the snorkeling, delicious food and the beauty of the islands. Until next time! Beth and Grayson It was so much fun to experience what it is like on a sail boat. Lu, I thought your food was incredible and well made. We are so glad we got to know you both better. Thank you so much again! Gray Thank you guys so much for hosting us on this amazing boat ride! I wish to come back, but I don’t know what the parents think. It was a great time getting to know you guys better! Drew What a great time! Thank you for taking such good care of our family and making such a fun experience for all of us! Amie and Jay We had a terrific time! Thank you for sharing your home with us for the week. We really enjoyed it. Jo and Dari
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July 16-23 Couples Retreat

Megan and I wanted to thank you for an awesome week at sea on Manna. We had a great time. I couldn’t have relaxed anymore and the food was lovely….if you couldn’t tell by our thoroughly cleaned plates! And, if you ever decide to share that banana pudding recipe make sure to send it our way. Bill and Megan Thanks for such an amazing week aboard Manna. We created memories to cherish for a lifetime. We enjoyed all the activities and relaxing too. Thanks for the Christmas ornament to remember all the fun and laughs from this week in BVI. Tina and Kurt Thank you for making this wee the best vacation we ever had. It was truly paradise, and your hospitality is much appreciated. BVI will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you for sharing it with us. Nic and Annie Thank you both so much for a super week on Manna. A great mix of activity and relaxing. Trying the subwing was so much fun and we loved the diving. We didn’t go hungry, and I will talk about the banana pudding for a long time. The food was great! We appreciate all of your hard work and hospitality to make our week full of memories. A week in paradise! And I love the new Christmas ornament that will always remind us of our week. Jen and Mark
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July 24 - August 2 Family Affair

Thank you for an amazing vacation and welcoming me with open arms. I absolutely love your family and so grateful to now be a part of it. I can’t thank you enough for a great trip and memories I will cherish forever. You both are undeniable! Cheers to a great family vacation and building more amazing memories together. Much love! Stephanie and Chandler Thank you! Tracy and I had the most amazing time with the family. We love you all from the bottom of our hearts. The food, the snorkeling, the love, the Jeep ride on St John, I will never forget. Just amazing! You both work your butts off! Michelle and Tracy Thank you so much for the best family reunion ever. I had such a good time with you and the kids! Gale and Jessica Thank you for another wonderful year! We are so grateful for the opportunity to surprise you and spend the week with you. We love you big time and proud of the dream you are living. You are amazingly talented and great role models. Cassidy, Leiden and Baylee
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Nov. 1-8, 2023 Friends Trip

What a wonderful time! Great food, splendid diving and fun times on top of the water. Oh boy, did we throw crazy requests at you two and you were always flexible with smiles. Thank you so much for everything. Here’s to new friends, old friends and great diving. Ed, Gayle, Bruce, Terry
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Nov. 10-17, 2023 Couple's Retreat

You two have made this week the most memorable trip of a lifetime! We both have thoroughly enjoyed the sailing expertise and culinary talents, truly extraordinaire!! I especially appreciate the hands up so many times to keep me on my feet. Here’s to fabulous new friends! Diana I have wanted to share this trip with Diana for so many years. Our research for the consummate Captain and chef were great fruits from our study. Ten plus islands in seven days and so many wonderful explorations and food! Seeing lobster, sharks, catching a fish, so many fish and flying fish and to add to the excitement was a pod of dolphins who were so majestic. May God bless you for your kindness! Barry
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Dec 16-23, 2023 50th Anniversary

Thank you for the special way you included the children-from cookie decorating to Discover Scuba! Wow! We have been preparing a year in advance for this trip and you killed it!!Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Every detail was met! God bless you with good health and happy, peaceful days ahead. Czarnecki’s What a wonderful week! Thank you so much for everything you did to provide a memorable 50th Anniversary trip for us! From the 5-year-old to the 70-year old’s, we enjoyed each and every day. Thanks for the delicious meals (the key lime pie and apple pie from scratch were so good!) I know there were 100 things you did for us that made our voyage smooth and fun. Thank you! Craig and Candace Thanks so much! Very fun. Great food as well!! Victoria and Simon What a wonderful trip and great hosts. Thank you for sharing a week of paradise with us for my parents 50th Anniversary. Jordan
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Dec 27- Jan 3, 2024. Happy New Year!

What an amazing week of fun and adventure. Thank you so much for the expert passage and gourmet meals. Your love of the islands is apparent. We had a wonderful time exploring, diving, snorkeling, swimming, relaxing and eating! You are wonderful with children and teenagers. May the wind always fill you sails!! Much love, Stephen, Meegan, William, Amelia, Olivia and Jamie
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Jan 9 -16, 2024 Honeymooners!!

Thank you for an unforgettable and incredible honeymoon aboard Manna!! We are so lucky to have been able to share your favorite mooring sites, dive sites, beaches , restaurants, and of course, Lu's meals! We will be dreaming of white sandy beaches, sea turtles, giant groupers, and stretches at sea for many years to come. Thanks to Captain Allen for guiding us through the dives, and to Lu for excellent cocktails and food, and to both of you for the wonderful photography!! We look forward to keeping in touch and following you adventures in the Caribbean! Robert and Melissa
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Jan, 22-30 Friends!

To say we won the lottery with Captain Allen and Lu is an understatement! They took such good care of us at every port. We were truly blessed. Denise Many firsts for the newbie. You made all of it so enjoyable. Amazing. Thank you! Kat Can’t thank the 2 of you for the wonderful memories and pictures! Wishing you great success in your future endeavors! Cathy Thank you Captain Allen and Lu for an amazing week! Taking care of us with all the “little” details has made this very relaxing and enjoyable. A trip I will never forget! Thank you for everything! Sandy
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January 31 to February 8, 2024 Friends Trip!!

Thank you for all you have done to make our week fun and flexible. I personally thank you for working and teaching me to become an open water diver. From treasure diving Willie T’s to the Indians, Diamond Cay ( especially the night dive), and the shark cage at the Dogs were all amazing. An amazing added bonus was convincing my wife to try diving at Marina Cay. She was a fan, so we will get her certified next. Special thanks to for being flexible and getting us to Anegada. That was a great day on the scooters. Very cool place in the BVI’s. We enjoyed all of our stops!! I’m glad you convinced us to dress up at the pirate show at Leverick Bay. You guys were a lot of fun to spend the week with. Lu, your food was better than any of our restaurant stops. Thank you again from your new Vermont friends. Bryan, Sandy, JP, and Mindy
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February 12- 19, 2024

First experience sailing the BVI and it was a wonderful adventure! Thank you Lu and Allen for showing us these beautiful islands! Brad and Julie Great Trip!! Thanks so much for sharing this special place with us. Lorie and Doyle Thanks for taking great care of Mark and I this week. We had a fabulous time aboard Manna! Hope to be back someday. Every day is a party! Kathy
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February 21-March 2, 2024 Trip of a Lifetime!

What a trip of a lifetime aboard Manna!! From experiences on land and sea, it is hard to pick a favorite. What a gem BVI is, no people, It feels like the whole islands are yours alone. Thank you for being such gracious hosts and making us feel like family. Delicious food and desserts. Diving here is special with all the history. Thank you for showing us all the special spots. Loved being able to forge time and enjoy the beauty that’s all around us when sailing. This truly was self care for the soul. Until next time…. Mark and Karen
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March 10-17, 2024 Father Son Trip

Thank you so for making this trip so special for us. I am so glad to get to spend my 18th birthday on the boat. The diving was outstanding, and the food (as always) was absolutely delicious. But I think most of all, the company was what I enjoyed the most. I really hope to see you both again soon. Safe diving and good luck with “7’s”. Adam Thank you for sharing this week with us. Eighteen dives, my son’s 18th birthday, Pirate show, mermaid, fun, games and peace on the water. It was great exploring new dive sites and visiting old favorites. The BVI is a great place to visit, but the two of you make it special. John
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March 18-23, 2024 Spring Break!!

Spring Break!-Kory 10th and Addie 11th. Thank you for round 2 of an incredible week in the islands. Memories Made, Friendships Strengthened, and skin a little more tan. We appreciate all you have both done for us. See you in Oklahoma! Ryan ad Shawn Thank you so much for welcoming me and making me feel so much like family. Pushing me outside my comfort zone and trying new things. Thank you so much for all the new experiences. Memories for a lifetime. Addie Ya’ll have become family and being on the boat again has bee a blast, to the vinegar party to the amazing food. Thank you for everything you do. Also thank you for safely doing dives everywhere an with so much love! Kory
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March 24 -31 2024 Family Fun

Y'all made this trip amazing! Captain, I thank you for the smooth rides and taking us to places that I've never seen. Chef Lu, I'm very glad to have eaten your food and be your hooker. Nathan Thank you for helping me feel more at ease when I was worried and not feeling well. It was much appreciated. I reiterate everything my family has said. Wonderful to have you all as family now! So clear you have a lot of love to give. Kristen This trip was truly unforgettable! And enlarge part due to your warm and welcoming personalities. I'm going to miss your cooking Lu and of course your silly sarcasm Allen. Thank you for making us part of your family. Sydney Thank you for an unforgettable spring break charter. This trip was absolutely unforgettable in so many regards. 100% exceeded expectations from the fantastic meals, great conversations, and incredible onshore excursions. It is clear you all love what you do and enjoy sharing it with others. You all rock! Chris Your kindness through this whole venture has been a wonderful experience Lu made great food and I'm a picky eater and there were always changes made so I could enjoy my food. Allen always lights up my day with his smile and great nicknames. Boy wonder
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April 1-7, 2024 Family Memories

This trip was beyond amazing, you're hard work over the week was great. You guys are such great hosts and very welcoming! The amount of times you told us to put on sunscreen was crazy but we didn't get burnt which was a plus. Overall the trip was amazing and you guys are such sweet people so I'm glad we got to do this trip with you thank you all so much. Madelyn Thank you so much for welcoming us this past week. We had an amazing time. Thank you for showing us all of the best spots and for being so accommodating. Lu, your Key Lime Pie will go down as one for the ages. Allen, thank you for making us laugh and always having a smile on your face. We hope our adventures allow us to cross paths in the future. All our best. Andrea I enjoyed every minute of our adventure with you. Thanks so much for making our trip so memorable, and for making our families part of yours. Captain, to answer the question you've been asking us all week--yes, everyone is happy! Bob Thank you all for an amazing week at sea. It was an amazing trip and family memories we will have to treasure always. Thank you for being such an integral part of it . From keeping us well fed, entertained, and moving all around the BVI, we are grateful to have such an amazing crew and vessel. Dana You guys are awesome. Our family had a wonderful time and hope to see you again. Y'all are the best! Ashley Thanks for all the great diving and snorkeling and the best captain and chef. Thanks again. I locked the snorkeling and the food. Alex we hit the jackpot with you both! We couldn't have asked for a better crew. The diving, snorkeling, wakeboarding, sub wing, and rafting were just part of our adventure. The food was fantastic and extremely accommodating. Amazing chef Lu made each meal delicious and special. What a treat to spend a week in the BI with such a fantastic, caring and fun crew. Our family loved are weak together. Cris
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April 27-May 4, 2024 Friends

We had such a fantastic time on our trip and were so pleased to find such friendly and helpful hosts! God bless you both. Andy and Jo We had the best trip and you have been the most amazing hosts. I can honestly say this was such a meaningful moment swimming the first time and seeing sharks and snorkeling! The food was made special for me everyday and it all meant so much! We had an absolute wonderful time! Thank you so much! Joe and Nicole
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May 12-19, 2024 Family Time!

Talk about a magical trip. We know it was going to be one for the books when we started out catching those 2 epic lobsters in Maho Bay. Your attention to detail (celebrating a graduation and anniversary) were very much appreciated. Lu’s food was spectacular and I am begging her for her banana pudding recipe. Allen was fabulous as our family got their advanced scuba certifications. We are blessed to call them our friends and look forward to another island adventure with them in the future. Hopefully, we will see you in October at the Fort Worth Stockyards! Sending you hugs and many thank yours for a most memorable trip. Lisa Thank you two for the unforgettable week of diving and exploring! The meals and dive were all 10 out of 10 and would do/eat again in a heartbeat!! I hope to visit you back in the states as soon as possible. Thank you so much. JJ Thank you so much for making this week so memorable. It truly is the people that make the time so much better. You will always have a friend after your amazing hospitality! Wish you all the best in Oklahoma and the new shop. Ellie Thank you for the amazing memories-Here are a few of my favorites: Honey Hole-2 huge lobsters Diving the Rhone and Kodiak Queen Night Dive Our adventure on Anegada and seeing Loblolly Bay Sharing our celebrations—Mothers Day, Caroline’s Graduation, 32 Anniversary Getting 5 of us advanced open water. Great Meals -On and Off the boat. Free drinks at Soggy Dollar Specialty drinks and the toasts that went with the drinks Jay
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Talk about a magical trip. We know it was going to be one for the books when we started out catching those 2 epic lobsters in Maho Bay. Your attention to detail (celebrating a graduation and anniversary) were very much appreciated. Lu’s food was spectacular and I am begging her for her banana pudding recipe. Allen was fabulous as our family got their advanced scuba certifications. We are blessed to call them our friends and look forward to another island adventure with them in the future. Hopefully, we will see you in October at the Fort Worth Stockyards! Sending you hugs and many thank yours for a most memorable trip. Lisa Thank you two for the unforgettable week of diving and exploring! The meals and dive were all 10 out of 10 and would do/eat again in a heartbeat!! I hope to visit you back in the states as soon as possible. Thank you so much. JJ Thank you so much for making this week so memorable. It truly is the people that make the time so much better. You will always have a friend after your amazing hospitality! Wish you all the best in Oklahoma and the new shop. Ellie Thank you for the amazing memories-Here are a few of my favorites: Honey Hole-2 huge lobsters Diving the Rhone and Kodiak Queen Night Dive Our adventure on Anegada and seeing Loblolly Bay Sharing our celebrations—Mothers Day, Caroline’s Graduation, 32 Anniversary Getting 5 of us advanced open water. Great Meals -On and Off the boat. Free drinks at Soggy Dollar Specialty drinks and the toasts that went with the drinks Jay