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Captain: Christopher Biff Smith
Amy & Biff have been sailing together since 2003 when they first met on a beach in Greece. They were supposed to meet at the ferry port of sleepy Porto Heli but Biff forgot to pick Amy up and she found him instead at the bar on the beach, entertaining his guests! That was the start of something special and they have worked, lived & sailed together ever since. Having always worked in the marine tourist industry they love meeting strangers who at the end of their vacation leave as friends!
Captain Biff learned to sail at the Cub Scouts at a tender age and was hooked! As soon as he was old enough to teach sailing he packed his bags & found his way to the Mediterranean coast of France to start his first overseas instructor job. Working his way around France and Spain he finally settled down in Greece running his own sailing school on the chic Greek Riviera. Cold winters of Europe called him to work in Kenya briefly before settling in the BVI’s running luxury charters in warm waters!
Having learned to cook at the age of 9 so she could watch ‘neighbours’ (Aussie Soap) on TV, Amy added windsurfing & then sailing to her interests after finishing university in order to travel. First working in Turkey, Italy & France Amy finally moved to Greece & met Biff. Wherever she travels she picks up local recipes and cooking techniques, which she refined at the renowned Ashburton & River Cottage cookery schools, both in Devon, UK. Fresh, seasonal & local produce are her favourite ingredients put together in a fusion of worldwide flavours for all to enjoy!
Between them, Amy & Biff have the experience & knowledge to steer you a course to a truly memorable vacation. With their water sports background they are able to teach even the most reluctant swimmers, sailors, paddle boarders to confidently make the most of their time on the water regardless of age. Their years working in family orientated resorts in Europe also lend them to be dab hands at arranging fun and relaxing family charters. Known for their flexibility & competence, your wish is their command.
A third crew member, Piers Reid, rounds out the team. Piers holds a RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Sail endorsement. He has been sailing professionally around the world since 2014. Piers is happy to lend a hand wherever needed; guiding you on a hike ormaking your favorite cocktail just to name a few.
Crew are fully vaccinated for Covid 19
Spring Break April 2023
Thank you to Biff, Amy & Piers,
For what has been now voted the No. 1 Family Vacation we have taken. That is saying lot as it is hard to get our 4 kinds to agree on anything! You all made the trip extra special and we will see you again next year! David.
Amy, Biff, Piers,
Y’all knocked it out of the park with this trip. We all had an AMAZING time. Our family enjoyed every minute. Thank you for all that you did for us.
Much love & gratitude, Jess.
Thank you so much for the most amazing vacation and experience ever. I had the best time with my family & friends and the crew just enhanced our vacation. I appreciate everything that y’all did for us, so thank you. Love Georgia
Overall great experience and had loads of fun. I will miss everyone involved. Don’t be sad it’s ending, be glad it happened. Love Wilson
Thanks y’all Amy, Biff & Piers for making this trip so amazing! All the things we did over the week were so fun & cool! My most favourite trip ever! Burns
Hi, today is my birthday and I am realllllllly happy because I got to spend time with my family & friends. Love Lila.
My sweet crew -
What a fantastic trip - two weeks of pleasure,laughs, adventures and most important to me,having met three wonderful and beautiful souls.
Amy, Piers and Tommy - you are an exceptional crew and delightful people. So caring and thoughtful - a trip I will treasure always.
Thank you for taking such wonderful care of me and my dearest friends. I love you all - Please keep in touch.
With love & affection & deep respect -
To Tommy, Piers and Amy,
There are no words which can describe adequately the amazing vacation we have had aboard the Amaya.
You all were incredibly warm, friendly and professional. But really fun too!
We feel we are saying goodbye to friends and we look forward to meeting again.
Everything was perfect!
Best regards and God Bless all of you.
Tony and Katherine
BVI Beyond all our expectations!
Thank You Thank You Thank You!
This was an incredible week mostly because your hospitality onboard made it so special. From the meals to the activities to the local knowledge to the sailing skills, it was beyond all our expectations. The boat is beautiful and the BVI are Paradise… but without this stellar crew it would only have been half as good.
You three make AMAYA the best Charter yacht in the Caribbean. Thank you! The Nunez B, W, H and E
BVI So much fun exploring
Thank you so much for an incredible vacation. The children had so much fun exploring this beautiful catamaran. The adults enjoyed it very much as well. The frozen drinks and the food were incredible as well. Exploring the BVI with the Amaya crew was an overall amazing experience. We hope to be back very soon. The Acosta and Carmony family
Simply The Best
Dear Amaya March 26 2022
This past week has been perfect. We could not have felt more welcomed each and every day. Every meal was delicious – so much that our 11 and 13 year old, found themselves not only trying everything but eating it too.
We have never taken a trip like this before and plan on making it annual. The BVI’s are simply beautiful . Amaya has all the frys. Everyone loved the Seabobs. To say we admire Bruce, Begona and Jess is simply an understatement. They are simply the best! We feel so blessed to have gotten a week with them. They made our trip for sure. Thank you & and much love. Kath, Scott, Will and Emma - Connecticut
Dear Bruce, Begonia and T,
From the moment we stepped aboard Amaya we started having a lifetime experience.
The Amaya is beautifully furnished down to every detail. But the best was being pampered and catered to nonstop. T you were constantly making sure we had everything we needed at all times. Begona I felt like we were eating at a top rated restaurant for every meal. And Bruce you were so attentive to our ever changing plans and were so patient answering all our questions.
We all feel as if we will never have such a beautiful and peaceful experience again. (But we hope we do)!
With much gratitude and fondness Beth, Kristy & Joey, Efraim & Chana
Trip of a Lifetime
Best crew ever. Trip of a Lifetime. Thank you very much for your hospitality. You run a great yacht. Bruce took special care. Begona fed us like royalty. Jessica treated us to lovely drinks and care. You are all so darling. The Barretts and Danielle.
The Amaya is beautiful but the team is spectacular. What a week. 5 star food thanks Begona. Fresh organic gorgeous flavors. She should have her own restaurant. Jessica is a master mixologist and she kept us hydrated and happy the whole trip😊.
And of course Captain Bruce at the ships helm. He was a wonderful Captain and we felt safe and secure as he mapped out the perfect tour of the BVI.
Thank you all for your outstanding attention to detail and your dedication to service. You made our week a most memorable time.
I had not idea what to expect when I was invited to join this trip. The Amaya is a beautiful boat but the hospitality provided by Begona, Bruce and Jessica help to make this an exceptional trip. Thank you all so very much. Dana.
Service was Exceptional
Bruce and Begonia,
Thank you for making my husband’s 50th birthday magical. Your food and service was exceptional! Thank you for being so friendly and accommodating of all our needs. This trip exceeded all of our expectations!
Amaya is a beautiful boat but the crew is what made it so special!
Trip of a Lifetime. Thank you! Hollymore & crew
Happy New Year - with kids
Thank you, thank you, thank you for the most incredible week on the most luxurious boat with a world class captain and crew. This is our third charter and it was by far the nicest boat and the very best service. Bruce, the captain, was so accommodating and bent over backward to meet our every need. Begonia was an outstanding chef. Not only were her meals delicious and presented beautifully, she listened 100% to our pre-charter menu requests. Tihana makes an excellent pina colada and is wonderful with kids. The kids loved cooking and hanging with the crew.
BVI Charter Dec 2021
Dear Captain Bruce, Begona and Jess,
Thank you SO much for making our week aboard AMAYA so very special, fun and memorable! Everything was perfect from the service to the itinerary, to the excursions, delicious cocktails and incredible gourmet meals. Every one on board will treasure the memories, fun, dancing, sailing, laughing, meals for many years to come. Thank you for helping celebrate “DFG” and Rauchelles’ birthday with special décor 7 gifts. We hope to keep in touch and look forward to our next time with you & AMAYA.
Wishing you fair winds and following seas!
All our best Damon, Rauchelle, Jim, Jackie, John, Jennie, Kurt and Nancy (aka the “DFG” crew)
November 2021 BVI
We are grateful to have experienced an amazing trip with our family. The memories on the boat will last a lifetime. Begona and Bruce were kind, hard working andwonderful crew to everyone onboard. From gourmet meals, smooth sails,water sports and making sure our cabins had everything we need - this was an incredible vacation for all. We can't wait to comeback and explore more of the BVI from the comfort and luxury Amaya.
Jessa, Steve, Hudson, Bella and Emerson.