Guardian General Insurance
Kayaks 1 Pax:
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Water Skis Adult:
S/S ladder of scoop steps
Water Skis Kids:
Nationality: South African
**CREW THROUGH END OF APRIL**
Hailing from Durban, South Africa, Brynn was born into the ocean life. Durban boasts a subtropical climate and one of the longest coastlines in the world. That is where his love affair with the ocean began. As a young man he participated in “ Nippers” which is a lifesaving program hosted at the beach and thus has been trained extensively in life saving techniques.
Brynn is what they call a water baby as he has always had a love of surfing, lifesaving, and water skiing on his boat back home. He also has plenty of cocktail experience as he has worked in some of Cape Towns most popular cocktail bars. He looks forward to serving you one of his famous cocktail creations and hosting your vacation of a lifetime.
Amber’s passion for food and drink cultivates a bespoke experience for every guest she serves. Meticulous attention to the desires of each guest in addition to her own creativity makes sure her menu experience is one to remember. Originally from South Africa, her food and hospitality journey started over ten years ago and has spanned through multiple countries. Having lived and worked in places such as Asia and Europe, she has an international range of dishes from which to draw from that makes her menu dance with flavor! She is professionally trained in various cooking techniques as well as drink mixology, ensuring a that there is something for everyone. She is greatly looking forward to welcoming guests aboard Island Kisses for a happy and memorable stay!
Magical week at Sea
Captain Bryan & Chef Amber
Beautiful surroundings & a well appointed vessel. Brynn and Amber were a great team, working together to keep us fed, entertained and safe.
Amber is a fantastic chef, creating beautiful and healthy/tasty meals and snacks for us, accommodating food allergies/sensitivities and preferences.
Bryan skillfully navigated us around the BVIs with a great sense of humor and mixology skills! Always helping with whatever needed to be done!
Highly recommend this crew and would certainly do this trip again. Great views, great time and great crew.
Craig & Cindy Perry
A week of total Bliss on the Island Kisses Yacht
Me along with my son and friends cruised around the BVIs. The trip was the perfect experience. Amber made the most wonderful meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner was always a delightful experience. The different foods and combinations were exquisite. We were excited to sit down together for every meal. amber really enjoys her job. She was always happy and ready to help with anything we asked of her. She made the trip even more enjoyable for the entire group. Amber gave 100% everyday! Bryan is the best captain!
I had high expectations for the week on Island Kisses and those expectations were exceeded. Most of that is because of the crew- Bryan and Amber! Any week spent on the yacht in the BVIs must be great, but when you add Bryan and Amber it is guaranteed to be one you won't forget.
Amber may as well be a floating Michelin star restaurant- holy smokes can she cook!
Bryan is an expert navigator whom also "does it all" while keeping people laughing with his wit and a smile on his face.
There is zero doubt, I will be taking this trip again and will be requesting both of them.
Headed home to try to replicate Bryan's painkiller cocktail!
Eric Schoppmeyer - Charlotte, NC
So many things were perfect about this week. The boat was well furnished and comfortable. The weather couldn't have been better. And the food! Amber did an amazing job making sure all needs were met. Captain Bryan kept us safe and made the journey smooth. Overall the most enjoyable escape one could imagine. Thanks Island Kisses, Captain Bryan & Chef Amber.
- The Comer family
April 2022 - broker provided survey
Yacht & Crew
Please answer the following questions pertaining to the yacht you chartered and the crew.
Rating of Yacht & Crew:
(5 Being the Highest) 5
Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
YES, boat and crew were awesome
Was the yacht well ventilated?
Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Was the food good and well presented?
8. Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
I would book with this boat again.
Did you like the area you chartered in?
Captain Lily, pure professionalism:
Captain Lily handled the boat expertly and meticulously with an eye on our safety at all times, from the first safety briefing to our very early in the morning departure. On top of that she is always pleasant , flexible and eager to be of service. She is also full of fun stories when encouraged to share and happy to share her sailing knowledge. She planned a great itinerary for us around the islands, keeping us COVID safe, and was flexible to accommodate changes as circumstances changed. The water at the Baths were too ruff when we arrived, with red flag out, so she took us to another bay, and with our Chef Amber, arranged for a taxi to take us to the Baths by land. They were spectacular and a highlight of our trip. Lily worked in great partnership with Amber to create a seamless team providing for all our needs and going well beyond. I eagerly look forward to our next trip with Captain Lily. She and Amber make an amazing team. Peter.
Chef Amber creating culinary delights:
Chef Amber loves to be creative with her cooking and ensuring she meets every passenger’s culinary needs. Our meals were always very nutritious, healthy, delicious and beautiful to look at. We took pictures of every meal, they were that good looking. Could not have asked for better. For me I wanted to make sure not to over eat so I asked Amber to adjust my portions. She made sure that I got the right portions for me every time. Amber was fantastic with deserts. I am a chocoholic and have sampled many chocolate brownies, but Amber’s was the best I have ever had. On top of all that she is always smiling and eager to be of service. Can’t wait for our next trip on Island Kisses to sample Amber’s new creations. Peter.
Knowledgeable. Flexible. Good communicator. Cool, calm & collected. Made us feel safe. Explained things very well. Great balance of being with us and yet not being in our business and professional. Only regret is not playing more Mexican train with her. Excellent at tubing.
Delicious food. Wonderful variety and flexibility. Positive disposition and again, cool, calm & collected. It made us feel at home for a week. Can level up to adults and level down to children with great ease. We were all happy campers with our chef and she took it from good to great for us.
Captain Lily -
Hands down the best captain. She radiates skill, confidents and poise. When you step on the boat you know immediately that she has everything under control. She makes you feel comfortable and safe. Not only is she a phenomenal captain, she is genuine and fun. Her cocktails are amazing and her cultural knowledge that follows it is very impressive. You will want her on your team when playing games!
Chef Amber -
It is impossible for Amber to make anything less than five stars. Her creations are next level and truly elevate the boating experience. She is extremely considerate of your dietary needs and you will never be hungry. Along with her phenomenal cooking skills is a hilarious personality. Her mannerisms and comedic timing are impeccable. I look forward to the day her cookbook is published!
-Emily, Kim & Nadine
Captain Lily -
Talent, confidence, calmness and experience all combined in one amazing person. Thank you for making our work a trly memorable one.
-Mike & Brenda
Chef Amber -
Dang girl - you can cook! We loved having your creations excite both our eyes and our taste buds. The love you add to every meal or snack is truly amazing and appreciated. The experience would not have been the same without your smiling face presenting another incredible delight.
-Mike & Brenda
S/V Island Kisses -
Beautiful vessel with all the comforts of a 5-star motel. It is incredible that a sail boat can be this comfortable and capable. Thank you to the crew for maintaining her so well.
What a treat it was to be your guest this week! We loved all of your itinerary suggestions and all the extra touches that ensured the most wonderful holiday week aboard the yacht! We felt like royalty on the prettiest boat (also prettiest crew) with the most skilled captain in the BVI. Thank you for taking all the craziness that comes with our family with grace, warmth & humor. 10/10 above and beyond!!
Amber Rose -
There are no words to describe how amazing our week has been. From our first incredible lobster pasta to the last Christmas brunch. Everything was incredible. Who else would make a daily specialty cocktail, daily "happy muchies" along with honoring every single request made by my crazy family. Thanks even more for being a fun mate, a friend to my girls, and a lovely addition to our squad. If I could sail with you again, my response would be IMMEDIATELY YES!!
It’s a shame that the scale ends at 10 because Amber is a phenomenal hostess. Amber went above and beyond to make sure that our home away from home was clean, safe and organized. Amber also made the most amazing meals and always ALWAYS made sure that we were well feed. Amber is genuine, kind, funny, hardworking, encouraging, supportive and you can honestly tell that she loves what she does. All in all, Amber you are EXCEPTIONAL! From the bottom of my heart thank you for an amazing experience you are loved and will be missed.
Thank you for facilitating one of the most epic vacations of our lives! We appreciate your patience, thoughtfulness, attention to detail, care, problem-solving skills, and interesting stories. The energy and synergy on the boat was amazing all week. We wish you all the best, and perhaps our paths will cross again.
Thank you so much for creating an amazing trip for us! You truly went above and beyond to show us the amazing islands. Helping to arrange scuba and a night in town. You are an amazing captain, we were constantly impressed with your skills! We simply enjoyed your company and getting to know you. We will be back!
Can't wait to return
It was a pleasure to have Lily as our captain. She is professional and a joy to be around. Love all of the locations that she remembered for us to visit. She is a true leader in providing the absolute best customer experience. Can’t wait to return with her.
Wow! What a week. Thank you for such an amazing experience. Words can’t begin to describe the fantastic time we had. The games, the laughter, the smiles and the quality time we spent together will never be forgotten.
Thank you for showing my family St. Thomas, our first time! We were very relaxed, safe and secure. Thank you for your hospitality. You are very understanding of your guests needs and wants! You cherish your boat and guests.
Trip of a lifetime
Thank you for an amazing tip of a lifetime. You made our vacation so memorable and helped us make such good memories for us and our grandchildren.
Incredible culinary skills
Where do I start...Amber clicked with us from day 1. Such a cool girl with incredible culinary skills. Food was absolutely amazing, I couldn't stop taking photos, my insta followers hated me, thank you Amber!!
Gourmet cruisine & hospitality
Amber was also amazing! Her gourmet cuisine and hospitality was exquisite. She made a great atmosphere for everyone and is beautiful inside and out and we were so lucky to have her.
Some of the best food I had on this whole trip was prepared by Amber Rose. Always well planned meals for whatever the day had to offer. Very fun to hang out with.
Best decision we made
Amber was the best decision we made for the week!!!! She was so professional and so much fun. Any question we had (and we had a lot) she either knew the answer or would find out - she took all the stress away from us so we could enjoy our holiday. Finally, she organized an incredible dinner for my partner and I for our anniversary - it was perfect and her hard work and the memories she helped us create is something that we will always remember and treasure
I couldn’t imagine the week without Amber. She went above and beyond with the meals. She cooked amazing and healthy meals that give us the sufficient energy to keep on partying. Amber also took really good care of us. Waking up to her breakfast is one of the many things that I’m going to miss from this week. Blessed that we had her and Tom. They both make the dream team.