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La Grande Bellezza Guest Comments

Christina Johnson
Christina Johnson

La Grande Bellezza with Captain Dayne and Chef Marie

We had a wonderful time on our trip. My friends absolutely loved it!  Let’s start with the highlights which was most definitely the crew. Dayne is such a professional and did an amazing job captaining the boat. He was diligent about our safety and ensuring we were all comfortable and having a good time. He was so enjoyable to be around. His knowledge of the area was such a bonus too. I’d highly recommend him as a Captain to anyone!
 
Chef Marie was absolutely wonderful and such a professional. Every meal was amazing in both taste & presentation.
We loved everything she prepared for us! She was especially great about accommodating the vegetarian in our group
and my one friend who is gluten-free. We looked forward to each meal to see & taste what she had made for us and
they were all fantastic from breakfast to desserts.
 
Both Dayne & Marie kept the boat clean and were so accommodating with anything we needed. They really made
our time that much more enjoyable and we truly enjoyed getting to know both of them.
 
The boat itself was lovely, very spacious. We spent much of our time up on fly-bridge and using some of the water
toys including the floating mat (big hit!), the stand-up paddle boards and snorkeling equipment. The master cabin
was amazing too – I loved it!
 
Christina

16th Jun 2024

Shilin You
Shilin You

LA GRANDE BELLEZZA with Nick Wilson & Kate VanVorst

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?
Yes!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes!

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes!

6. Could we at Virgin Island Sailing, Ltd. have helped you further in any way?
Yes!

7. May we post this review on our website?
Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?
Captain Nick and Chef Kate were very friendly and skillfully, all trips and meals were well organized. We had surprised everyday!

9. It is our pleasure to keep you informed of relevant specials / updates for your next charter. When do you plan to charter next?
Don’t know yet.

16th Jun 2024

Emily Mack
Emily Mack

LA GRANDE BELLEZZA — Richardson Charter – Captain Nick Wilson & Chef Kate VanVorst

A Family Memory to Cherish on La Grande Bellezza.

We just wanted to let you know what an amazing time we had aboard La Grande Bellezza! The vacation was very much enjoyed by all. Unlike any other family vacation we’ve ever had, we were exceptionally pleased by the cleanliness and upkeep of the boat. We were especially happy with Nick and Kate. Nick was very knowledgeable as Captain and Kate was so accommodating and friendly. She cooked amazing dishes for us and was able to adjust to everyone’s particular diet. We were pampered and spoiled always. Thanks so much for jumping through hoops to make this vacation happen last minute. It is a family memory we will cherish always!

16th Jun 2024

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

16th Jun 2024

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.

16th Jun 2024

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!

16th Jun 2024

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

16th Jun 2024