US Virgin Islands
Kayaks 2 Pax:
Captain Jamie Still is a highly experienced captain with over 15,000 miles of sea voyaging and sailing experience. Learning to sail in the sailing capital of San Francisco, Jamie developed a love for the sea with which the office job just couldn’t compete. After leaving a successful technology engineering career, Jamie set upon the high seas with his own catamaran, never looking back at the office life.
Jamie has extensive experience navigating the waters of the Caribbean, US East Coast, and Bahamas. He has also sailed in Norway and Greece for charter excursions. Jamie also has a pilots’ license and is an open water scuba diver. Jamie has operated several type of sailboats and in all kinds of conditions. As a yacht captain, Jamie is known for his attention to detail, a commitment to safety, and excellent boat handling skills. He is a strong leader who puts the needs of his guests first, and he takes pride in providing a luxurious and memorable experience for everyone aboard. In his free time, Jamie enjoys sailing his own boat and exploring new places on planet Earth.
REVIEWS BELOW ARE FROM PREVIOUS CREW
Dear Steph and Ryan, this entire week I have struggled to find the right words to say anything. You guys have given my family and I the trip of a lifetime. But still, to write that out simply does not give justice to our true feelings about how life-changing an amazing this experience was. I learned a long time ago that just the right people come into your life when you need them the most. I never thought I’d meet such a loving eccentric and hysterical people such as yourselves and for that I am forever grateful. I’ll be honest, I struggle to comprehend the inner workings of fate but I do believe in it. I believe faith brought us together and I am confident faith will bring us all together again one day. We wish you a happy marriage and a good few cheer for yawls next adventure. I love you all, we love you! And we will miss you guys dearly! With love Preston Cooper Collier
Ryan and Steph, with our past experiences on chartered catamarans, we had high expectations for the experience and crew Dash you exceeded them on this trip!! When Kimberly and I wanted our team and their spouses to experience a relaxing week, we couldn’t think of a better trip then sailing in the Caribbean with them. You made the trip even more special. The little, yet big, details like the specialty drinks, the flavored spa waters daily, making sure we always had what we needed to make this a pure vacation were appreciated! We love the games, conversations, flowers, snorkel trips, my platform, the perfect island stops, the cold drinks, watching Chef Steph dancing in the kitchen making the perfect and delicious five-star meals and all the other work that happen behind the scenes so we could relax in paradise. The hospitality was five-star! What you do every week is incredibly hard but the impact you have on each of us is not even measurable. THA K YOU BOTH!! Kimberly & John
Ryan and Steph, thank you doesn’t seem like enough. Your hospitality made us feel like family. The laughter until we cried- the stories- and conversations were so enjoyable. Steph thank you for the amazing meals, and I would never have an enjoyed snorkeling without your guidance and patience. You gave me a memory I will never forget. The beaches, views, different bays were priceless and will be our trip of a lifetime. U2 are the best crew and now friends. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you both did to make us so comfortable and see that we had the time of our life. Ron and Deena
Ryan and Steph, just wow!!! Nicci and I came on this boat not knowing what to expect. Our minds are blown! Ryan, thanks for being the perfect captain. You know the answer to every question we had. True or not it felt true. Taking us from Cove to Cove, it’s been the most beautiful experience we have ever seen. You’re kind and gentle heart close and made it easy for us to relax a special thank you. Steph your hospitality has no limit. The food was amazing, unbelievable! Your energy was contagious. Which made it easy for Nicci and I to have fun. I believe that Nicci and I have made two new friends this week and that we will talk about you more than you will ever know. Absolutely amazing trip open my eyes to an unbelievable experience we love you. Scott and Nikki
Rating of Yacht & Crew:
(5 Being the Highest) 5
Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes, yacht was comfortable, clean and well stocked.
Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes well ventilated. The AC went down to at least 69 degrees and there was a separate fan over the bed. We were concerned it wouldn’t be cold enough for us but it wasn’t an issue.
Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Yes Capt. Ryan and first mate Steph were the best. They made us feel special and pampered.
Was the food good and well presented?
Yes everything was made from scratch and the menu was different every day. Steph was an amazing cook! My wife was gluten-free so she made special accommodations for every meal.
8. Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
First rate crew. They were so much fun! They took us to one of kind spots that we’ve never been to and excellent restaurants. They helped arrange a band on the boat for a birthday celebration that turned into a “block party “ on the bay. Would definitely hire again.
Did you like the area you chartered in?
Yes went to Saint Thomas, Saint John and Saint Croix.
Thank you for a fun filled week! Amazing food! Great sailing! And the very best crew!! We thoroughly enjoyed each stop and loved St. Croix! ❤️
Best to you until we meet again.
John and Bethany
Ryan and Steph, words can’t describe how wonderful you made our week on the Rapscallion. The highlights are many but traveling with a school of dolphins, watching whale swim, and walking Shawshank redemption Beach top the list.
Beyond the incredible locations and sites, your attention to detail on food, beverage, and boat worse unsurpassed. We never had a warm beer, empty glass, or dull moment! We love you both!
Russ, Risa, Joe, Catie, Jeff, & Leann
Is this your first time booking with a charter broker? No
How was your experience working with your broker to book the yacht? Very Easy
After booking the yacht, how was your experience working with the Concierge Team? Very Easy
How would you describe the information provided in your Vacation Planner?
Check as many as apply: - Thorough
- Easy to Understand
How would you rate the frequency and content of communication from our team? Good Amount of Communication
Would you book your next yacht vacation with Virgin Island Sailing®? yes
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?
Excellent, clean and comfy
Was the yacht well ventilated?
Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
The BEST -- Capt Ryan and Steph are first class/top notch -- phenomenal!!
Was the food good and well presented?
Food was GREAT and presentation (top of the line).
8. Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
They were great -- Capt Ryan and Steph are 'family' now!!!
Did you like the area you chartered in?
Yes, with COVID and all going on right now we stayed in USVI -- it was awesome!
Stephanie and Ryan, words are inadequate to describe the memories and emotions the Rapscallion helped create. We would scream it, but that isn’t how writing works. Your hospitality reflected the beautiful landscape of the VI. After Irma was definitely a highlight. Collectively we have gained an ass load of weight because the food was excellent. Thanks for all the attention to our preferences, even if three of us didn’t get the email forwarded. Lol. Ranks as one of the best vacations ever! Stay in touch.
Joy, Tim, Landon, & Riley
What an incredible adventure week. Thank you for stepping up at the last moment and making our dreams come true. We have been completely cared for and loved by you both. Our family all around your company and we are grateful we are now friends. We leave you with our hearts full, with so many wonderful memories. You have created a trip of a lifetime and none of us will ever forget.
The Ostler Family
Ryan and Steph, this trip exceeded all expectations! It was the trip of a lifetime and one I will never forget. Thank you for working so hard to make sure we had a wonderful experience. You always went the extra mile for us. You are the best!
Ryan and Steph, thank you for making such an amazing place even better with your company, enthusiasm, knowledge, and expertise. We couldn’t have asked for better people to become family with this week. Bracken a.k.a. tickle stick especially needed to be picked on by all of us it’s good for him. Thank you for sharing your heart and for working so hard. We will never forget this trip and both of you as part of it.
Love, Sara & Bracken Ostler
A Christmas trip aboard the Rapscallion Ship
From our very first call, I knew we’d be welcomed by Steph southern drawl And Ryan to navigate through every single squall
With Ryan at the helm where the sea is his realm we never did think that in the sea we would sink.
With the realm of the galley steered by the smiling stef we knew we had a wonderful chef
The meals were more delicious than we ever could wish, Steph amazed us with every dish.
Ryan found as great places to swim, where many beautiful fish we saw with mass snorkels and fins.
They took us to line out, where we ate tacos on a float. Then with full bellies we swim back to our sailboat.
On Christmas Eve they swam us to tunes where we heard some fiddling and a Rastaman croon.
Ryan and Steph are a wonderful crew, when we leave them we will be filled with many boo-hoo‘s
Over this Christmas week we did spend, a week with a couple we call marvelous friends!
Know that Kathy, Charlie, Cate, Tess, and Chris it is you Ryan and Steph we will definitely miss!
We hope to see you again on a near future date. Know that you were always welcome to stay in our home to visit San Francisco and our town by the Golden gate!
Lots of love,
Ryan and Steph,
Thank you so much for all the things you did to make us feel so special aboard the fabulous Rapscallion.(including the things we probably had no idea you were doing)!! Thank you especially for sharing your islands and the things that made this week so amazing:
Sunset hikes, ancient lighthouses, dinghy swinging, cooking so much wonderful food in such a small space, beach trips, shipwrecks, swimming, Disney magic, all year mini kind words and all the animal sightings, dolphins turtles so many fish, pelicans diving, and of course all the brown boobies! And who could ever forget Felicia!
Thank you again! Until next time…
Kevin, Sharon, Gunnar,& Amelia
Steph and Ryan,
Vacation is over and we are not happy about it. This trip most definitely exceeded any expectations I had. We loved everything about it. From Hikes (more challenging to some than others end) snorkeling, Saint Croix jeep tour!! U2 are the very best!! Never wanting for a thing this week makes it tough to head back to reality. We love y’all Grant and Kathryn Larlee
Steph and Ryan, thanks for an awesome trip from a guy that has had a hard time relaxing you sure succeeded. I learn the important things in life on this trip. No shoes no pants and few possessions are important. Thanks again! Grant
Steph and Ryan,
Thank you for one of the most adventurous, Chill, drinking, eating, laughing vacations we’ve ever had. Never been on a trip like this and it Surpassed all expectations!! From the daily amazing sunsets, to the ball busting jeep rides, to Lime out tacos, to dodging goats, to the most amazing snorkel experience every day, has been awesome! Thank you for all the great memories. Ron and Susan Parks
Captain Ryan an Chef Steph,
We are so very happy to have had another amazing week on Rapscallion! As always we’ve made great memories, enjoyed the best food, laughter ton, and truly love your company. We can’t wait to come back again to see our favorite USVI friends. Thanks for the journey to St. Croix and for spoiling us yet again. We will see you soon! Love Will and Dana Curry
Where to begin? We have loved our two short week with you! Things we’ve particularly enjoyed, in no particular order.
1. The soothing sounds of the islands, like waves crashing on the shore, frog singing at night, and that Eazy-E station blasting through the speakers!
2. Hiking! From Beta Bay, checking out ruins, possibly trespassing, Ramshead and petroglyphs.
3. Amazing snorkeling at every stop.
4. Stephs ridiculously good kitchen creations. #DropItLikeIt’sHot
5. I got to see a lunar eclipse Dash reward for being up at 5:45 every day! And it was a full moon!
6. Shutting the box!!!
7. Taming Felicia! It took a little waterboarding, but I like her spunk!
And most of all, making two wonderful friends! Can’t wait to see y’all again either here or in TN. We hope we’re not your easiest charter this season!
Love, Darsi and Ben
Captain Ryan and chef Steph, thank you cannot begin to be enough for being amazing host & Tour guides for the trip of a lifetime. We have made so many memories that we will cherish forever. You’re welcome to our family with open arms and we’re so accommodating to our every need and want. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making a bucket list trip come true! Can’t wait for my adults trip to explore the BVI‘s with you guys. Karen and Chris
Captain Ryan and chef Steph, it is easy to thank you for taking us to all the beautiful sites. Your knowledge of the USVI is amazing. But I really want to thank you for creating the perfect situation to connect with my wife, son, and daughter. Giving us space at times, being our tour guide, and being one of the family at other times! What an amazing and complicated job you do. My prayers are with you both. Hopefully the connections you foster and the grace you give will be something that continues to strengthen your own relationship. Thank you for the amazing experience! Love, The MXXXXXS
Cu & Cu
Thank you so much for a trip of a lifetime! As a mom, we worry about the right food accommodations, safety, fun drinks, and with you too there was zero need to stress about anything. You have a gift for hospitality and it shows in the little touches(fresh flowers, graduation sign, snack baskets, and Eminem’s, fever tonic, and spa waters)
Ryan, I’m thankful for your precision and experience at the helm, it was always smooth sailing. We greatly appreciate the snorkels and restaurant accommodations, concierge service wherever we went. Thank you for making our first born high school graduate feel so special and important. We are all so blessed to have been in your care this week. Keep living the dream and here’s to you and your ambitions! Ginny
Captain Ryan and chef Steph, thank you so much for an amazing trip to all the best spots in the USVI. I felt so loved and very surprised from the moment I met y’all. I really enjoyed snorkeling and dinghy slinging, finding new fish, and creatures was so exciting to see. Both of you guys made it so easy to relax with the great sailing and delicious meals every day. My favorites were definitely the crabcakes and the Keylime pie :-) I can’t even explain how much of a relief it was to come from Windward passage to Rapscallion ❤️
Dear captain Ryan and chef Steph, you guys Have really made this the best vacation ever. There has not been a single plate put in front of me that I didn’t like. I love the scuba destinations and all the adventures and wildlife. I wouldn’t have changed a single thing about this vacation. You have made me feel like I’ve been here forever. This was definitely a step up from Windward passage. You have my experience of the virgin islands so amazing. Thank you guys so much! Love Lily
Captain Ryan and chef Steph, thank you for a wonderful week-A Vacation of a lifetime! The adventures, wonderful food, and vistas will never be forgotten. The Davies family- Rob, Jake, Luke, Corbin, Paddy, & myself appreciate all you did to give us the time of our lives. I hope our paths will cross again. Oh, the places will go. ❤️ The Bag. :)
Dear Captain Run(makes water) and Steph,
This trip was truly a bucket list dream for me and you exceeded every expectation. The food was amazing! You kept me well fed. I love the “it’s so fluffy“ unicorn and all the other toys. I was happy and relaxed all week. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so glad to call you friends. God bless! Jo Lynn (Alotta)
Dear Ryan and Steph, what can I say… AMAZING!!! Exceeded our expectations. You are family now. I love how both of you want all of your guests to feel at home and comfortable every day no matter what! U2 are a beautiful couple and individuals. Beautiful memories made. We will be back! xoxo Carol
Stephanie and Ryan-
Thank you for making our trip so fun and memorable!! You took such good care of us and seem to have read our minds sometime. Love the sailing, the food, the snorkeling, and your company. You two are the best ❤️ Love , Christine
Steph & Ryan,
This trip was truly the best trip ever!! From the time you picked us up at the Taxi until the very end it was perfect! It met all expectations. I will never forget this trip. Thank you so much for a dream come true!! Love You Both! Tanya
Captain Ryan and chef Steph, thank you guys for the most amazing experience! You made us feel welcome in right at home from the moment we got out of the taxi! Your passion for sailing and adventure shows. The food was delicious- thank you for mentoring when 1-eyed little tunny! This was a trip of a lifetime!! We loved the snorkeling, hiking, and waking up to a new adventure each day. Thank you captain for taking the boys dinghy slinging. We have memories that will last us a lifetime, thanks to both of you!
Aimee, Ronnie, Andrew, & Hunter
Steph and Ryan, thank you guys so much for an amazing trip. Your meals were amazing and I loved snorkeling. I learned how to knee board which was awesome. Almost caught a fish too. I loved waking up in the mornings and sitting outside with whatever float was in the water. Playing catchphrase was also awesome. Thank you again for such an amazing trip. I will always remember it. Also scuba diving was the coolest thing I’ve ever done. This was a birthday of a lifetime!!
Love, Hunter(11-course) PS: it’s a beautiful thing!
May 2021 - broker provided survey
Yacht: RAPSCALLION with Ryan Adelmann & Stephanie Grace Simpson
Charter Dates: 04/25/2021 to 05/02/2021
Area Cruised: St. Thomas - USVI
Overall Rating: 5/5
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
From the moment we got out of the cab in St Thomas we knew it was going to be an awesome vacation with Steph and Ryan. They were so welcoming and so excited to meet us.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Rapscallion was the perfect choice for our group. It was beautiful. Plenty of room inside and out.
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
4. Was the food good and well presented?
The food Steph prepared was out of this world. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. All were beautifully presented and very delicious.
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
The US Virgin Islands was spectacular. Ryan and Steph put together an Itinerary based on our requests that showed us the best areas
6. Additional comments on your charter?
This trip exceeded any and all expectations. Can't say enough about our new friends Ryan and Steph. They made all our dreams come true with this trip. It was most relaxed and fun trip any of us had ever had. The scenery, the food and drinks, snorkeling, shopping, sailing and all the great floating toys on the boat were spectacular. It was a trip we will remember for a lifetime!!!!
Hi Steph and Ryan,
I don’t know which of you is more lucky to have the other. The highlight of our week has been you guys and your fabulous sense of humor. You have an uncanny ability to give us exactly what we want, both giving us space and being there, for laughs, for cocktails, for snacks, and constantly offering entertainment options. Steph, everyone raves about your food, and it is heavenly good. If you forced me to pick favorites, it would be the evening fish dishes, and the massive breakfasts that were perfect after an hour of wobbly dawn yoga on deck, an early morning snorkel, and plenty of coffee. BTW that coffee was always there and freshly brewed no matter what ridiculously early time I got up. I couldn’t beat Ryan out of bed, even once, although Liz managed it, but only on day one, getting up at 3:30am she was so determined not to miss a minute of vacation.
Steph, I loved our land hikes to get the views, and seeing you sweat like crazy and assure me that you loved climbing hills too, while downing gatorade. Ryan, you showed us beautiful cove after beautiful cove, and stunning sunset after stunning sunset. You gave me my first taste of tubing, and it was a blast! There was no way I was flying off that thing, although you tried hard, and I swallowed half the ocean laughing. Andrew got his first taste of paddle-boarding (I have the hilarious video to prove it). It was no mill-pond, we had a big-swell week, and he wisely decided to stick to the kayak to explore the places you took us, but Liz went out most days (an experienced paddle-boarder and she could handle the chop). Thank you for towing the kayak out to the very windy tip of Magens bay, so we had the perfect easy kayak back, going with the wind, watching the turtles surface, and nosying some of the most beautiful houses on Saint Thomas. Thank you for paying attention to our safety at all times, and racing across the bay to look for us when you thought we’d gone astray (we hadn’t, a false-alarm, we were having fun kayaking the coves, seeing goats play, and were just out of sight behind the massive boat, Felix).
I’m the first to fall off Felicia, but apparently not the first to accidentally dump technology overboard. Thank you for rescuing my GoPro when I dropped it in the dark, minus its floatie bubble case. Thank you for tolerating our (slightly drunken) whim to night snorkel, inspired by the underwater flashlight/GoPro incident, and wisely advising how to do it safely (noodles and buddies), and then killing the boat lights and blasting out the Jaws theme-tune as we swam back (OMG we laughed!).
Thank you for tirelessly hunting lobster with William (yum, the sashimi appetizer Steph created from it was delicious!). Thank you for filling your tiny freezer with his bait, and zipping along at plenty of knots so he could fish off the back of the boat. I loved when we had both sails up, the noise of the boat whooshing through the water, and we flew across to Buck Island, where I got those gorgeous turtle photos. Thank you for cleaning up after us, constantly, and the miraculously appearing towels, just when we needed them. You keep the yacht spotless, there are so many different places to chill, the cabins are beautiful, the water is hot, the beds are comfy, and the closet space surprisingly large (who knew there were drawers under the beds, and the bathrooms have six shelves). The evidence of how much fun we had is captured in so many photos of so many memories that we will treasure, and you Captain Ryan and First Mate Stephanie, are right there, starring in tons of them. Thank you. Jane.
Dear Ryan and Steph, thanks for such a beautiful and relaxing cruise. We will have wonderful memories of our time with you and all the cool destinations we arrived at each evening. The food was fabulous Steph! Thanks for all your efforts. We hope to do this again sometime. We wish you both many blessings always. Love, Peggy and Dave
To Stephanie and Ryan
Best ship crew ever!! Words cannot express how wonderful you both have been. You have made our trip an experience to remember! You catered to our every need. You were both so professional yet personable. You made us feel at home on the rapscallion. You took us to such magical places – the West Cay being my favorite.
Stephanie- you are an awesome chef! Every meal was splendid. Ryan- thanks for being my snorkel buddy! My only regret is that we didn’t get those three lobsters we tried for. We could not have had a better trip… Thanks to the two of you-thanks for making it so memorable! Please keep in touch, all the best Carol and Don
Ryan and Steph, thank you for the best week ever! Jack and I haven’t had this experience before and after this we will definitely want to join you on another adventure. The thing is, the boat is great and Energy beautiful, but You two made the trip! You both were so welcoming and worked so hard to ensure everything and everyone had a perfect vacation. Ryan knows all the secret spots to snorkel and visit, Steph continued to delight us with delicious and beautiful presented fair. Wow! It’s just so much to mention. Please know our trip with you was fantastic. With love Linda and Jack
We just returned from a fabulous New Years week cruise in the US virgin Islands aboard “Rapscallion” crewed by Captain Ryan and First Mate/Chef Stephanie. First of all, the boat itself is beautiful. For a 45 foot catamaran, it was extremely spacious and modern with plenty of room for all us to relax and enjoy the trip. Each stateroom was well appointed with its own head and separate air-conditioning control. The crew were professional yet by the end of the cruise we all had become dear friends. Stephanie is an excellent chef who worked tirelessly to feed us the most exquisite meals and keep us all hydrated with infused waters, a coffee bar, and delicious cocktails. Stephanie is also one of the best First Mates in the Caribbean. Captain Ryan is one of the best skippers I have ever sailed with and his knowledge of the local waters is extensive. Every night and again each morning, he surveyed the weather, radar, and marine chatter to find us the most beautiful locations with the calmest seas for the journey. Captain Ryan took us to see turtles, coral reefs, floating tequila taco bars, beach bars, sunset hikes, secluded beach hikes, and much more. The crew arranged for some of our guests who scuba dive to be met by a charter boat for a day of diving while the other passengers enjoyed a day on the beach. For New Years Eve, since everything was shut down due to COVID, Captain Ryan and Stephanie arranged for a local musician to be dinghied to our boat for a floating sunset concert along with other vessels. This was followed by a fantastic dinner in St. John followed by a fire juggling show on the beach all before we counted down the new year with new friends back on our boats. We so appreciated all their attention to detail and the fact they really love to do what they do. I have been on several charters in the USVI and BVI and this one was the best by far.
Captain Ryan & Chef Steph
Thank you for the most amazing week, fabulous food, and great adventures. We'll never forget the week that Will turned 40!! Just a few of our favorite memories on Rapscallion:
*Desserts!! Birthday cake, key lime pie, and cheesecake YUMMY!
*Drinking 7 cases of Ultra when we only ordered 5
*Our girl Felicia (The Unicorn)
*Snorkeling with the turtles(from the play-pad)
*Magen's Bay tow home from beach
*Shopping with Steph
*Teaching you the 'Booty Song'- Captain booty, cooking booty, dripping booty,....
*And who could forget Matt's elevator?!?!
There are so many more memories that we will hold dear from our trip! We hope to do this trip again and maybe get to see the BVI. Wishing you both the best on all your adventures ahead on Rapscallion!!
Love your favorites: Will & Dana, Matt & Brandy, Nathan & Jess
Can't think of a more perfect getaway than this week aboard Rapscallion. we have so enjoyed every part of it. By far the best part has been having Ryan and Steph as captain and chef. You two have made our experience even better than expected. We especially enjoyed our excursion over to St. Croix- it was such a charming little town and the dinner at Savant was outstanding. Buck Island in STX was beautiful and finishing up our trip at the shipwreck was a great snorkeling experience with the best sunset of the week. Were are so happy to have met both of you and hope that you will join us in New Orleans one day soon!! Regardless, we will be back to take another trip with you again in the future!!
Kerri & Franklin and Katie & Vincent
New Orleans, LA
Christmas Charter, 2020
Steph & Ryan,
Thanks for all the entertainment, laughs, and yummy food this week. We had an amazing time and even through covid, you found ways to make our crew of 4 yachts happy at all times! Memories to last a lifetime!
All the best, Patti
What an amazing time despite covid! Great food and fun! Ryan and Steph, thanks for taking such good care of us. 4 tandem boats, and you made it feel seamless. Thank you for sharing your home with us at Christmas! -Chad
Thank you for making this trip so fun and amazing! I loved every place we went to and all of the food! Ryan, thank you again for saving my mom after she fell in the water! Merry Christmas- Darian
Thank you for an amazing week! I have loved every part of it. You guys made this trip awesome even with covid. I will never forget the amazing food and winning the Olympics. Thank you guys for an awesome trip! Merry Christmas- Devan
What an amazing week for the Family! This was originally a 2020 spring break trip but luckily we were able to make it happen over Thanksgiving break and what a MAJOR treat! Captain Ryan and Chef Steph could not be more wonderful. Steph's attention to detail for all of our desires was amazing. Captain Ryan was more than awesome pulling all of our kids tubing and waakye boarding. We all feel so lucky to have escaped covid even for a small break of normal!! We will be forever grateful and will cherish the family memories. Thanks to you both!!
Love, Karee, Lauren, Ashley, & Teddy
Captain Ryan & Chef Steph
Thank you guys so much for your amazing hospitality during our 5 night stint at sea during our Honeymoon! You guys went above and beyond to ensure we had a great time and our glass was always full :) Your area knowledge is second to none on every locale we visited- Way Incredible.
Luke & Laura
We had such an amazing time! Thank you for everything, it was a fantastic time with our dear friends and our new ones!! It’s a privilege knowing you both!!
Sharon K., LA
I can’t believe this fantastic trip has come to an end. But; we have made 2 more amazing friends! We will be back and sail away with you two again! May God’s blessings be with you.
Roy M., LA
What a fabulous week!! Captain Ryan put us on the right spots at the right time and did a wonderful job of educating us on everything from VI history to marine life. Steph.... what amazing food, snorkeling tours and catering to our every need. Most importantly we have made friends with 2 amazing people. May God bless you and you both find the road ahead filled with adventure and love! Carpe Diem!
David and Susie, LA
This trip has been on our bucket list for some time. We finally made it happen and are so glad to have sailed with you two as our host. We were able to learn the local history, learn so much about the coral and fish, and eat and eat and eat to our hearts content. You knew all of the best spots and then some! The sailing was amazing, feeling the best, effortlessly across the ocean, the sound of the vessel breaking the silence. Heaven on earth! In all of our travels, the best part has always been the people we meet. Loved you two the best! We wish you luck with your next adventure and hope we can join you again...
Beth and Gary, OH
Captain Ryan & Chef Steph- Thank you both for making our dream come true. This trip has been a bucket list item for us for some time, and now, because of you two, it was a most memorable vacation of a lifetime. I know it will be one we talk about for years to come. Thanks for taking our husband-wife teams and making us feel comfortable and welcome at all times. You two have a special gift together- keep sharing with everyone else! The meals-awesome! The boat stops, hikes, and overnight stays- The best of the best! The ride on the trampoline up front-ultimate relaxation! The cocktails at just the right time- perfect! Our trip forever etched in our memories!! Thank you both for paying attention al ALL the details- it was noticed and appreciated!
Skip and Sammy, FL
Ryan & Steph, here is a list of my favorite experiences. 1. Your loving, caring, kind attitudes. 2. Your expertise in boating and cooking with excellent customer service. 3. Salt Pond Bay with so so many turtles and the most amazing views from the hike that Steph took us on! 4. The beautiful ocean and relaxing while sailing. Thank you so much for all of your hard work, you make it look effortless.
The G*****t Family
There ae moments in life that are memorable and worry free. They don’t come every day but when they come you feel happier and lighter. But then there are moments in life that are so special that come very seldom if at all. The kind of moment that you carry forever, that make you grow, that builds friendships, that strengthens family bonds, and change your life. Our trip with Ryan and Steph was one of those moments. You opened our eyes to another area of the world. To lands so beautiful. To the world under the sea, and to living on top of the sea, with the basics- great food, friendship, and LOVE. What else is there really? From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You for all that you have done, thank you for dedicating your time and love. Thank you for letting us into your lives. Thank you for keeping us happy and safe. Thank you for the wonderful memories and thank you for giving us these moments that have changed all of our lives in every way.
With all of our heart and soul, The BXXXX Family, NY
I don’t really want this to become a sappy note but not sure how else to show my appreciation. There is not enough paper in this book to thank you for all the things you have done for us this weel. Thank you both for sharing your wisdom about life, the BVI, snorkeling, and wildlife. Thank you for keeping us safe, well fed & liquored up. Thank you for never making us feel like a burden when we asked for something or when we asked a question. Thank you for making us feel like family. Thank you for catering to ALL of our personalities. Thank you for the countless laughs and the amazing jokes. Thank you for amazing views everyday and one of the best experiences of my life. Thank you for not cooking with onions! Thank you for making sure the coffee was made for me every morning so I could thoroughly enjoy my morning sunrise. thank you for paying attention to details because life really is about the little things. Thank you for dancing. Thank you for loving your job and your life and sharing it with us. I really can’t be grateful enough for this opportunity and for the starts to align to have you both as our captain and crew! One last thing, thank you Steph for wiping the bird poop off my face and waiting to laugh at me.
Capt Ryan & Chef Steph, What an incredible trip!! We have been to the islands many times but this experience exceeded our expectations.... awesome food, great overnight spots, snorkeling, turtles, and the huge dolphin on our last day... WOW! Your hospitality will keep us coming back! Thank YOU!
Ryan and Stephanie, the anticipation and excitement for our trip was over the top and you both far-far exceeded our expectations! “The Girls” have been making memories for years and we are so blessed that you are part of our journey! Your attention and service were extraordinary, but we will always cherish the laughs and fun times! You are both the best and we send our heartfelt thanks!!
Donna, Lisa, Laurie, & Dee Dee, NY
Janet’s 50th Celebration
From the moment we stepped foot on the yacht we left the world behind..... When asked about sailing, Ryan’s grin was a sign of what the next 8 days would hold. He went from expert sailor, to fishing guide, to dive buddy, scooter leader, master griller, pro snorkeler, history teacher, and dance moves that stop fish from swimming just to watch. Maybe his best move ever though, was finding Stephanie to be his mate. No sea too rocky for our little spider-monkey to keep our drinks full, and our giggles endless. She delighted us with 5-star meals, made with 5-star love. She makes mooring the boat look as effortless as her mouthwatering desserts... Words cannot express our gratitude to Ryan and and Steph for making this experience as beautiful as the surroundings blue sea. Best of all, are the memories we now hold near and dear to our hearts, and the new friendships that will span for years to come. Thank You for an adventure of a lifetime!!
Keith & Janet Ulinger, CA
Where to start? How could the week get any better? Beautiful beaches, wonderful food, great friends, sailing, and snorkeling! Steph & Ryan were amazing- knew our every need and want, even before we did. So many personal touches, like they had known us forever. We have found new friends and we will be back soon! Thank you Steph & Ryan, you were truly the best host and guides! Best wishes to you both!
Allison & Johnny Willroy, NC
What an amazing vacation!! Being in a different, beautiful location each evening was such a unique part of the trip. Our captain and first mate always knew the best stops on each island and we were able to see things that we would have never known about otherwise. Our whole group was extremely fond of the ‘noodle train’ and the time that we spent snorkeling and sailing. The food and service were top notch. I could not have imagined a more perfect week. Thank You Ryan and Steph!!
Molly Leonard, NC