Post-Yacht Charter Client Reviews
February 20-25, 2020
Post-Charter Questionaire / Catamaran Mahasattva
1. Crew Friendliness: Never having done something similar, I didn’t know what to expect from the crew. After our trip, I can't imagine how we could find a better crew. Not only were they highly professional, they also provided the perfect mix of engagement and space. They knew exactly when and how to interact with us. This crew was outstanding!
2. Crew Knowledge: Excellent
3. Quality of Service: Excellent
4. The Professionalism of Crew: Excellent
5. Value of the Cost of the Charter:
6. On-Board Cuisine: Excellent
7. Destination / Location: Excellent
8. Water-Sports: Excellent
9. Overall Satisfaction: Excellent
What was the most memorable highlight of your yacht charter vacation? Every moment/meal/dance party/ game/ swim break we spent on the back deck eating, drinking and listening to music.
Any additional comments you would like to make regarding your vacation experience?
Would you use the services of Yacht Charters Guru in the future? yes
Would you recommend Yacht Charters Guru to a friend or colleague? yes
February 15-20, 2020
"The trip with Captain Jake and Stephanie on Catamaran Dreamcatcher was over the top. They are extremely professional and amazing. Each meal was delicious. They provided everything we wanted. They know the area very well. Each location they took us to was perfect. The main point that really stands out is their knowledge of sailing. We hit a strong storm (45 knots). We never felt unsafe because they worked together as a team. I HIGHLY recommend this crew.
You will be hearing from us again as our hope is to repeat this same trip next year and extending it for a full week. Overall this was a fabulous vacation. Working with YachtCharters.Guru on the planning was great. We are definitely going to give you guys a well-deserved review.
Thank you again for all the time and work to give us this perfect vacation.
Can't wait to plan our next trip with you guys" 😊❤️~Jean D.
February 2-9, 2020
To Capt. Terry & Ruth Ross on 62' Catamaran The Big Dog: "Thanks for all of the Dinghy rides, Thanks for all the fabulous FOOD, Thanks for all the special DETAILS. You two ROCK!! You two make a great TEAM! After such a great week, you are now officially part of our family!"
"We loved every minute with you, the food and the excellent service. We hope to see you again soon!"
"On our first visit-30 years ago, we drove to the airport with tears in our eyes. We knew we had to be back. It will happen again. Today-This time we fell like we are leaving family behind."
January 5-12, 2020
Thank you, Capt. Kyle, Chef Tim and Stew Miranda for a fab week aboard Catamaran Dolphin Daze! Lots of great memories were made; Foxy's (bug bites & all!), a day of pain killer drinks on the beach at the Soggy Dollar Bar and a wonderful windy celebration at the full moon party at Trellis Bay were just a few of the highlights. Ava loved her scuba diving experience & Carson couldn't get enough of jumping off the top of the boat over & over again. Thanks for all the great memories, tasty food & delicious drinks. Team Canada! Michael, Miranda, Ava, Carson, Kathy & Admiral Tom
December 29-5, 2020
“Brittany & Michael on Catamaran Tabula Rasa, Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!! We could not have asked for nor could we imagine any better pair to Captain a week of magic for our family. We LOVED every minute learning from y’all, playing with y’all in and out of the water, and getting to know y’all this week. Thank you for spoiling us in every way possible. We had the BEST week on Tabula Rasa. All thanks to the calm, relaxing, balanced with fun and positive energy you both exude. Did you ever imagine so many questions could be asked? Wishing you both the best until we meet again!
November 23-29, 2019
Capt. Dylan & Chef Gi on Catamaran Slivochka
Thank you for making this first voyage for our kiddos such a success! Jack & I have dreamed of introducing then to such a vacation. Your patience, attention to all of the details, and special touches made it a perfect trip. Magdalene (9 yrs old) will forever remember the snorkeling, getting to touch a jellyfish diving down to touch a rock, seeing a grand sea turtle, and of course her new special friend “Rob” the Conch. :) Capt. Dylan, your patience & guidance helped make all of these things possible. Jaxie (8 yrs old) loved sitting on the nets with the wind blowing on her face, snorkeling tubing & of course the early morning chats with you both. Maverick (4 yrs old) first tubing experience, searching for shells, and he will likely keep dreaming of Gi’s sweets for years to come! Truly, a wonderful, fabulous journey with you both. The pirate Thanksgiving lunch was a terrific treat.
Until next time,
Amanda & Jack, Magdalene, Jaxie & Maverick
“The kids have just loved this Greek sailing adventure on Sea Energy V and they’re having a blast! This crew is wonderful. Today we saw dolphins and a red full moon and we barbecued on the beach! Every day has been packed with fun activities and special moments”.
1. Crew Friendliness: Excellent!
2. Crew Knowledge: Excellent!
3. Quality of Service: Very good
4. The Professionalism of Crew: Excellent!
5. Value of the Cost of the Charter: Excellent!
6. On-Board Cuisine: Good
7. Destination / Location: Good
8. Water-Sports: Excellent!
9. Overall Satisfaction: Excellent!
What was the most memorable highlight of your yacht charter vacation?
Paros nightlife, dolphins, the red full moon, big waves, the beach barbeque!
❤️~ The Spencers, July 21, 2019
“We are having the time of our lives here with Captain Ben and Michelle on Catamaran Excess. They are taking the very best care of us. We explored all of the island today and plan on doing some diving in the morning.”
~Mark & Courtnia, Georgia
July 20, 2019
We just completed a week in Greece aboard charter catamaran Sea Energy V for 10 guests. For most people chartering a boat is a big deal. It's a financial commitment and requires advanced planning. I would only want to charter a boat using Capt. Randy & Shelly via YachtCharters.Guru as our broker. They were the key to making the entire process smooth and stressfree all the way from the boat selection, the contract review, answering a million questions that we had, plus coordinating with the boat captain. Professionalism and customer service were 100%. Our vacation was spectacular! The boat, meals and the crew, and our itinerary exceeded our expectations. Shelly even checked in with us during the trip to ensure we were happy. Thank you for being a big part of making our dream vacation come true!
June 23, 2019
Shelly & Capt. Randy Tucker at Yacht Charters Gurus are truly top-of-the-line professionals and I can't recommend them highly enough! They helped us plan an amazing crewed charter vacation to Greece on Catamaran Valium 62 and were available both during the trip and in the months leading up to it with answers to all our questions, even the silliest ones. They are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and responsive and I highly recommend them! We will be using YachtCharters.Guru again soon!
June 19, 2019
Our charter on Valium 62 beat all expectations. Wonderful food, friendly people, beautiful country. The Valium 62 was definitely our favorite part. We were spoiled rotten for 7 days while cruising the Cyclades by the fantastic crew who we now call our friends. I highly recommend it!
June 16, 2019
What can we say about our vacation with Jason, Kate and Miss T on 62' Catamaran Foxy Lady? We’ve been blessed to take some nice trips in our life and this was, without question, the best vacation we’ve ever taken. A fabulous vessel with attention to detail, kindness, service, creativity, amazing food, fishing, snorkeling, skiing, tubing, wake-boarding, exploring, special attention to birthday celebrations (two 50-year-olds and one forty-year-old celebration), games, laughter, music, friendship....we could go on and on.
One more important note, the captain and crew treated our 13-year-olds like their own, constantly keeping them entertained and having fun; which is not always easy. I would trust them again with our children...100%. We also knew safety was the top priority from the moment we stepped on our boat.
When we left for home, we were sad to see the week go by so fast but happy to have gained three new friends. My hope is that we can stay in touch and cross paths again.
Thank you Kate, Jason, and Miss T!
Much love, The Kelso’s and Hawkins
June 8, 2019
"We all truly enjoyed our cruise on Xenia 62 last week … Myself, Paul, our daughter, and her family ... The boys were particularly delighted to enjoy all the warm weather activities a couple of months ahead of our summertime! Both Capt. Matt and Tara were fun, pleasant, attentive, and most helpful in creating this memorable week in The BVI’S." Paul & Sandra G., NY
April 22, 2019
Catamaran Viramar: "What a team. Tyler and Erika made this trip very special. They are super easy going and ready to cater to your destination, entertainment and comfort wishes. Their knowledge of the area and the terrific things to do made our trip so much fun. We sailed. We fished. We scuba dived. We explored. And, we partied! Tyler is an excellent leader for all things boating and Erika is too… and is also a fabulous host and cook. She made every meal artfully and delicious too. Can truly say they are our friends. Can’t wait to catch up with them again." P. Pessel, VA / Our Vacation Video: Cold Harbor Films,
April 11, 2019
Catamaran Azulia II: "Graham and Pam were exceptional. They were incredibly professional, extremely competent, and wonderfully experienced. The food was absolutely phenomenal. The vessel was perfectly immaculate. They always went above and beyond for each and every one of their guests. We would definitely sail with Graham and Pam again and again." T. Hetherington, VA
April 11, 2019
"I loved the actual sailing, so I was happiest when the boat was moving!
1. Crew Friendliness: 10
2. Crew Knowledge: 10
3. Quality of Service: 10
4. The professionalism of Crew: 10
Any additional comments you would like to make regarding your vacation experience? Just to send my gratitude to you all. I appreciate the communication and friendly reminders. I will totally recommend you to our friends and I hope to use you again someday!" K. Ingles, CA
April 6, 2019
“Our most recent charter on Catamaran Bagheera was perfect for our group with a great time enjoyed by all - great food, beautiful beaches. Wonderful memories for all! We have worked with Randy and Shelly Tucker over the past 10 years. We are so loyal because they always exceed our exceptions and perform at the highest level. We just returned from a weeklong charter in the BVI’s on a yacht they brokered through their Yacht Charters Guru business: our trip was amazing and a 100% success!” D&A, New Mexico
Mar 18, 2019
"It could not have been better. Five Manhattanites blissfully chilling out. Capt. Ben and Michelle on Catamaran EXCESS couldn't be lovelier. Capable, welcoming and great hosts. We are all so happy!" M. Liscio,
March 12, 2019
The crew on Catamaran THE ANNEX was really a nice group of people. First Mate Lloyd just smiled and laughed the whole time. Chef Jess was very sweet and warm and Capt. Ricky kept us moving. And yes, it was a very good idea to have dinner with them early on as we did get to know them quicker.
"We chartered Catamaran PLAYTIME out of St. Thomas and sailed around the BVI’s for the week. Fabulous!!" Donna, Franklin TN ~ June 16, 2018
"I polled our group that went on a charter vacation aboard Catamaran ULTRA and they all said that they would do it again! Jack, NY ~ May 20, 2018
"Everyone had a wonderful time. I thought 10 days was the perfect amount of time onboard Catamaran MANNA . Wayne & Emily bent over backward to make sure we were happy. I liked how Wayne made sure everyone was comfortable scuba diving and he is a good instructor. The boat was nice and we thought it was the perfect size for 6 guests. Emily is a great cook. The whole experience was good & we would like to book Catamaran Manna again!” Stuart, Marathon, FL ~ May 15, 2018
"We loved Catamaran MARIANN . Thanks for the recommendation! We will definitely do it again...not soon enough!" Michelle, TN May 14, 2018
"Yacht Charters Guru was the best for planning our charter. Shelly answered all our questions promptly and we enjoyed every minute of our vacation!!"🏝Christine ~ March 9, 2018
“We had the most amazing adventure. But in a nutshell, everyone should sail with Risa and Marcus on Catamaran NEVERLAND once in their life. You made life and the planning so easy thanks for everything”. Jamie ~ March 6, 2018
"110%!! You are the epitome of what excellent customer service/experience feels and looks like. From the moment I first made an online inquiry you have been attentive, thoughtful, asked all the right questions, didn’t beat around the bush and kept us very informed. You provide a very personalized touch and approach. Extremely attentive and responsive. You have been just wonderful!”
"Really wonderful and helpful company, look forward to booking with them again in the future."
"Randy and Shelly know everything there is to know about booking your charter yacht vacation. They've been guests and chartered themselves. They are literally experts in this arena. You won't be disappointed."
"We had a superior experience booking a yacht with Yacht Charters Guru! We look forward to returning to the Caribbean for a crewed yacht charter. Thanks y'all for helping us make the most of our vacation!"
"Our family had a "once in a lifetime" trip with Yacht Charters Guru! From the moment we booked our boat to the very end of our vacation Shelly helped us every step of the way. She gave us advice on everything from where to fly into and her favorite places to visit in the islands. Even though we said it was "once in a lifetime" we can't wait to do it again!"
"Quick to respond to our questions and great with matching the right yacht for our interests & needs! I can't wait to sail again!"
"Very pleased with the yacht and location!" ~SEF
You all had your hands full with the Chris 50th Birthday Cruising and Boozing Crew on Catamaran LIR. We were greeted with smiles and hospitality that never ended!! The boat remained spotless, the food amazing and the sailing beautiful. We were able to get everyone in and out of the tender without any oops! HA HA HA. Chris´s birthday lobster feast was so well set up and well beyond what we expected. We enjoyed a 21lbs Turkey, which only just fitted the oven! It was an absolute feast! Night time fish watching and star gazing. We are BLESSED to have shared this experience with both sets of our parents and two best friends that are like family.
-Greg Vanessa and Amanda are the perfect trio- complementing each other with a full team effort. We cannot thank you enough for making memories of this trip we each will cherish!!!
-Chris & Mel and Birthday Crew
Melanie said it all! Thank you for the wonderful adventure! XXOO
- Mike and Barb
Ditto. Thank you for the unforgettable adventures!! You guys are a wonderful crew!
-Mike and Sherry
Hey Guys, great job! The food was very, very good including the service. Thanks for giving our son Chris, the best 50th birthday party ever! Thanksgiving dinner was better than best . . . amazing! Hope you enjoyed the music! When we get home and look at the pictures, we will be able to enjoy the trip over and over again! Thanks so much for being a part of our lives! God Bless all of you!
-With our love,
Bob & Bernie
"We sailed aboard the yacht Kestrel with Captain Andrew & Chef/ First Mate Kailee July 1st to 8th. There were 8 of us which included our children & grandkids. By far this was our best vacation ever! The boat was spacious, clean, and well maintained and exceeded our expectations. Andrew took us to amazing snorkeling locations, fun, beach bars, shopping, and made sure our every wish was executed perfectly. My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary aboard and Andrew served as our officiate for our vow renewal (which was a surprise to me). Kailee was an amazing chef even baked us a special cake for our anniversary. We had 3 hot meals every day that was wonderful. Andrew and Kailee were such great hosts I got teary when we left. It felt as though we were leaving family. We will cherish the great memories of this vacation."
"I was happy that the crew knew immediately how to get in the groove with the younger people on the boat. Of course, Nancy & I didn't have a clue what they were talking about most of the time; but we really liked how the crew connected with everyone. Andrew did a super great job of performing a mock wedding ceremony to celebrate our 20th anniversary and the cake was fantastic. The cabins & beds were plenty big enough. The yacht is really clean & in good shape. I liked how Andrew always managed to anchor away from all the other boats. That gave us some nice space on a busy week. We may never be able to pay for a trip like this for our family again, but we sure are happy that we did it once on catamaran Kestrel."
June 27 2017
"It was truly one of the best vacations I’ve ever had. The crew on Catamaran Lolalita couldn't have done anything better. They were very easy to be around, friendly, humorous & fun to hang around with. All this while doing their jobs with ease & always trying to accommodate us in all areas. We felt like they were part of our "family". They made this trip extremely enjoyable. They were very knowledgeable about all aspects of the boat & made us feel very secure. Every meal was top notch, tasty & presentation was always beautiful. The charter was well worth every penny we paid. Never being to BVI, everywhere we went was better than the one before in some way. Loved it all! Capt. Gio knew exactly where to go for good, dives, snorkeling or to just sit back & enjoy the beauty. There was plenty of things for all of us to do. Overall satisfaction was definitely a 10/10 for me. Can't wait to be able to do it again!! Thanks for all that you did for us YachtCharters.Guru!"
~ L. Thompson, North Carolina
May 23, 2017
Thanks for arranging this amazing trip for us aboard Catamaran Amara!!!! We have loved every second, and Nathan and Penny are the best!!!!"
~D. Howington, Texas
April 3, 2017
To Catamaran Eclipse: Capt. Jack, Jaimey & Mel- We had a wonderful week with you guys. I find it incredible that you can pay attention to all of the details and be so laid back & fun to be with at the same time. The boat, the food, the water sports, the BVI's were all fantastic. Thanks for Everything!
~C. Fernandes, Texas
March 14, 2017
The crew of Catamaran XENIA 74 was very friendly, professional & very knowledgeable about sailing and the Virgin Islands. The service was impeccable! The value of the cost of the charter was good! Cuisine was awesome! The Crew took care of everything! All water sports were offered. We would book Xenia 74 again. Loved every minute and will definitely contact you again for our next charter. Will also share your info with anyone interested in traveling to the BVI! Many thanks! L. Aldridge
March 14, 2017
Allison and I couldn’t of asked for a better trip on catamaran Xenia 74 and staff than any event we’ve ever been on! We give them “10’s” across the board! Please don’t do anything different because you have one hell of a process in play! Thanks again for all you and the crew did to ensure our wonderful vacation!
The Boudreaux Family
March 7, 2017
What an incredible trip on catamaran Xenia 74!! We loved our crew, Gareth, Kristine and Jesse!! They were incredibly knowledgeable, professional and accommodating!! I give all three crew a “10”!! The food was fantastic!! Kristine is a wonderful chef as well as a hardworking crew member!! Everything was presented beautifully and things were always pristine!! I absolutely loved this trip and would recommend it to friends and family!! Thank you again!!
Leslie 'n Craig McDonnold Midland, TX
March 3, 2017
My favorite memory of our tandem yacht charter trip aboard Catamaran Akasha & Catamaran Bamarandi was simply watching the bonding of all of our children & grandchildren with each other. I loved watching all the little cousins play in the water. The food on both yachts was exquisite! I cannot say enough about how both the crews were always there for us, offering whatever we needed and checking on us. This trip was a great way for 13 people to travel together. I particularly liked how whenever I called Shelly at YachtCharters.Guru, no matter if it was day or night, she was always there to answer the phone and my questions. I will miss our regular phone calls! We so appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thanks so very much! Rose Marie Bravo and Bill Jackey
March 3, 2017
We just wanted to say thank you for all your help organizing our family’s tandem vacation on Catamaran Bamarandi. What a wonderful time away we all had. It far surpassed any expectations we may have had, and will be the topic of choice when discussing our best memories for years to come.
As our family spent most of our time on board Bamarandi, we felt it would be appropriate to comment on our experience. From the first time we stepped on deck, we were welcomed with open hearts. Donald and Audrey worked tirelessly to ensure we were always comfortable, entertained, and extremely well cared for and well-fed! We were so impressed with their level of professionalism and competence. They were always mindful of our children, whether it was looking out for their safety while playing with all the amazing toys, instructing and leading them in scuba diving, or just spending time entertaining them with Caribbean stories, history and card tricks! Of course, the kids enjoyed their time with Richard as well, who made our stay so comfortable, they were wishing he would come home with us!! The boat itself is lovely and modern. It was meticulously kept and very comfortable for our large family of 7. There’s just something so relaxing about being gently rocked to sleep each night! We can’t say enough about our vacation on board the Bamarandi. Our only warning to future guests would be to take care, because once you sail with them, you may never want to go anywhere else ever again!
Best regards, Chris and Diane Jackey
February 24, 2017
We had been waiting for the moment to board the Catamaran Lotus for MONTHS! Our time on the Lotus lived up to all the expectations we had. it is going to be almost impossible to ever go back to a resort or to go back to every night cooking, because the Lotus crew spoiled us (We enjoyed it very much). It was wonderful watching Carson jump in the water and go snorkeling for the first time by himself. I loved my birthday experience! It's something I will never forget! See you next time! Ava, Carson, Miranda, Michael, Tom & Kathy
February 21, 2017
Our charter with Drumbeat 1 was great. Vince and the crew were terrific. I think everyone on the boat had a great time. The food was great and the service on the boat was great. About all I can say is that everything was great. It was a very memorable trip. Thanks for all of your help, GM