La Grande Bellezza Guest Comments
LA GRANDE BELLEZZA — Edgar Londono Charter – Captain Nick Wilson & Chef Kate VanVorst
Charter Dates: 06/30/2021 to 07/07/2021
Broker: Emily Mack
Area Cruised: St. Thomas – USVI
Overall Rating: 5
5 being the highest 0 being the lowest
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? The crew was exceptionally friendly and always ready to serve
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? One of the most comfortable we have had and very clean and well maintained
3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes
4. Was the food good and well presented? The food was outstanding
5. Did you like the area you sailed? The storm limited a bit, but Nick managed to compensate
6. Could we at Virgin Island Sailing, Ltd. have helped you further in any way? Not for the moment, many thanks
7. May we post this review on our website? Yes
8. Additional comments on your charter?
This is so far, the best Boat we have chartered; great distribution in all 3 levels, looks like brand new, rooms are very comfortable (from the five rooms, 3 of them look like Master bedrooms!) and we experienced one of the best sailing we ever had. The Crew was very friendly and with a great attitude for service. We found Kate with an exceptional energy to serve and Nick and her were all the time looking for ways to make this trip unforgettable for us. Both are very professionals in what they do. We hope we will be able to charter with them next year.
LA GRANDE BELLEZZA — Rodemich Charter – Captain Tony Ambrose & Chef Kate VanVorst
Great trip! All guests had a wonderful time. It was my first time doing this type of trip. It was excellent on every aspect! Tony is an excellent captain. Felt very safe and confident in his skills. Kate did a good job on food! Everything was very tasty! The crew worked their butts off! Although no prior experience with other boats, our boat seemed to be in great working order with plenty of amenities. Tony and Kate do a great job with communication prior to charter with emails and FaceTime ironing out menu/drink requests. The crew was amazing! Tony and Kate worked well together and improved teamwork everyday. They wanted to make sure we had a great time and aimed to please! They both have awesome personalities and were a perfect fit for us! We left all feeling like family and that is the best compliment ever!! We LOVED them! Like said above the crew was exceptional. In addition “Captain Tony” made use of the fishing equipment and this was a significant addition to making our experience even more memorable! I have and will recommend such a trip to all who inquire. Thanks for the memories, JN
Andres Review 2019
Andres is another essential part of the Zingara (previous yacht) experience. He instructed two new divers through their SCUBA certifications with ease. He helped us catch a Jack fish and Tarpon off the stern, and was always excited to help us fish and adventure on the water! He was a great captain of the tender boat and even helped a first-time tuber feel safe enough to try it out. He is also an expert crafter of cocktails and the beverages of your dreams—be sure to try the Painkillers! His fun-loving attitude keeps spirits high throughout the trip.
Best ever Mojitos 2019
Dear Lee, Tyler, Camille and Andres, Thank you for making our return to the beautiful BVI’s as special as before. It’s been 17 years since we last visited and post hurricane it is back in great shape. The bars, beaches, restaurants, quiet bays to anchor overnight etc are all wonderful, even The Baths were not crowded…..bliss! You all made us feel so looked after, nothing was too much trouble, so helpful, creative, fun and friendly…..it felt like having friends on the boat with us! Calm Camille was brilliant with my 12 year old and his first diving experience, All Action Andres kept my 14 year old adrenaline fueled up ( … and us with the best ever Mojitos!
Rappaport Family Vacation on La Grand Bellezza
Andres, Tayla and Jayde,
Thank you for making the Rappaport family holiday such an amazing success. You obviously went above-and-beyond in every category, and I appreciate all your hard work and your obviously attention to detail. I can’t wait to share the attached Evaluation with other clients who are considering sailing with you. Rest assured, you are at the top of my list of Recommended yachts.
Sherry Yates Boats at Sea – Charter Yacht Specialist