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Catamaran Altesse, 56ft, 8 guests based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Award WinnerRunner Up Best Catamaran under 57ft, Tortola 2016

Weekly Charter Rates

From
$23,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To
$27,000 (8 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Specifications

Guests Cabins Length
8 4 56ft
Guest cabin configuration:
4 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Lagoon 560
Built 2013
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age 5
Half Board Available Yes
Home port Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard
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Catamaran Altesse Overview

Altesse is a beautiful 2013 Lagoon 560, able to accommodate 8 guests in 4 queen size cabins, or 3 queen cabins and a bunk cabin for kids. All cabins have en-suite bathrooms.

Lagoon 560s are one of the most popular charter boats on the market due to the yacht’s bright and spacious cabins, beautiful internal relaxation areas and wide range of comfortable lounging and dining spaces.

In 2015 Altesse went through a full refit to specifically enhance the experience for charter guests with additions such as a full dining area on the flybridge with an extra BBQ and dining table installed, enhancements to the interior to give her a sophisticated European twist and a custom built 'champagne deck' which extends the cockpit and offers a unique and hugely popular additional relaxation and jumping area.

The yacht has a 70HP dinghy, inclusive diving for up to five guests, new water toys (including an 8 man floating island), updated linen, crockery and furnishings throughout as well as a wine cellar featuring a range of superior French organic wine.

So whether you want activity and exhilaration, or rest and relaxation, Altesse and her award winning crew, who have been chartering in the BVI for 5 years, will ensure that you get everything you wished for and more.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

Home port: Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands

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Optional Half Board Details

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$125pp discount includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners aboard

Accommodation

Altesse offers 4 queen bed ensuite guest suites or 3 queen bed guest suites and an ensuite bunk cabin, much loved by kids.

Amenities

WiFi Internet: Available on board
Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
BBQ
Hair Dryer
Hammock
Ice Maker
Other entertainment: Dining table on Flybridge
BBQ on flybridge and cockpit
Custom built "champagne deck" - large multi-person sunbed to rear of cockpit

Water toys

WakeBoard
2-Man Kayak
Adult Water Skis
Kids Water Skis
Knee Board
Tube
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: light
Dinghy: 14.5
Dinghy Outboard HP: 70
Other equipment includes:

2 Stand-up Paddleboards, 8 person floating sun island


SCUBA available on board

 SCUBA Details

Scuba Terms: 2 dives per week for up to 5 certified divers and gear are included for divers.
Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Dive Tanks: 4
Captain's Scuba License: Master
Dive Regs: 4
Divers: 4
Number of dives per week: 2/week

Meet the Crew

Richard & Sarah Bowman

Sarah and Richard are highly experienced, award winning charter crew who have completed more than 100 charters in the BVI and been presented with an award for Crew of the Year in 2012. Even more important than that their clients love them and want to keep sailing with this professional, enthusiastic and dedicated couple.

Richard is an accomplished yacht captain, sailor and divemaster. He has sailed extensively in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, but has developed an in-depth knowledge of the BVI, allowing him to adapt the charter to suit the guests on board and show them less frequented coves and bays as well as the hitting the top BVI spots at the best time of day. He has led more than 200 dives in the BVI and knows a large number of dive sites suitable for all levels of diver. Richard also competed internationally as a life guard, so always ensures everyone enjoys the water with the knowledge there is someone on hand to help if they feel out of their depth. Richard loves sharing his passion for sailing, diving, nature and the water with guests, ensuring they get the very most out of their trip.

Sarah is the epitome of the perfect First Mate and Chef. She has professional culinary training, but it is her passion and love of food that makes her the amazing chef that she is. She loves nothing more than to cook food which people adore and is happiest when she is adapting her menu to suit the tastes of those on board. Like Richard, she is fantastic with people and makes everyone feel comfortable and at home. Her biggest motivation is finding the extra personal touches that turn a great vacation into an unforgettable experience. She is extremely energetic and enthusiastic, and loves the outdoors. Sarah is always up for an adventure, whether it's sailing, running with guests, hiking, diving or snorkeling. She is extremely neat and tidy, but as a qualified boat captain she also knows how to sail a boat and get her hands dirty when needed. ..read more

Sarah and Richard have been married for 12 years and work together perfectly as a team. This outgoing and friendly English couple create a unique environment on board; making others feel welcomed and part of their team. Their top notch professionalism shows from raising the first sail to catering to every individual need of those around them. They both take great pride in their work, and it shines through. Everyone who comes on board wants to come back and sail with them again and again.

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Availability for Altesse:

Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:

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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Booked: Saturday, 18 November 2017 to Saturday, 25 November 2017: Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Sunday, 26 November 2017 to Friday, 1 December 2017: Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Saturday, 2 December 2017 to Saturday, 9 December 2017: Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Sunday, 10 December 2017 to Friday, 15 December 2017: Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Saturday, 16 December 2017 to Saturday, 23 December 2017: Booked: Tortola, West End, BVI to Tortola, West End, BVI
Unavailable: Wednesday, 27 December 2017 to Wednesday, 27 December 2017: Unavailable: Tortola, To be Decided - BVI to Tortola, To be Decided - BVI
Booked: Thursday, 28 December 2017 to Thursday, 4 January 2018: Booked: Tortola, To be Decided - BVI to Tortola, To be Decided - BVI
Unavailable: Friday, 5 January 2018 to Friday, 5 January 2018: Unavailable: Tortola, To be Decided - BVI to Tortola, To be Decided - BVI
Unavailable: Saturday, 13 January 2018 to Saturday, 13 January 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 14 January 2018 to Sunday, 21 January 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Monday, 22 January 2018 to Monday, 22 January 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Friday, 9 February 2018 to Friday, 9 February 2018: Unavailable: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Booked: Saturday, 10 February 2018 to Saturday, 17 February 2018: Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Sunday, 18 February 2018 to Sunday, 18 February 2018: Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Booked: Monday, 19 February 2018 to Monday, 26 February 2018: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Tuesday, 27 February 2018 to Tuesday, 27 February 2018: Unavailable: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Friday, 2 March 2018 to Friday, 2 March 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 3 March 2018 to Saturday, 10 March 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Monday, 12 March 2018 to Sunday, 18 March 2018: Booked: Saint John, USVI* to Jost Van Dyke, BVI*
Unavailable: Monday, 19 March 2018 to Tuesday, 20 March 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Saturday, 24 March 2018 to Saturday, 24 March 2018: Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Sunday, 25 March 2018 to Sunday, 1 April 2018: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Monday, 2 April 2018 to Monday, 2 April 2018: Unavailable: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Saturday, 21 April 2018 to Saturday, 21 April 2018: Unavailable: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Booked: Sunday, 22 April 2018 to Saturday, 28 April 2018: Booked: To be Announced/Decided to To be Announced/Decided
Unavailable: Sunday, 29 April 2018 to Sunday, 29 April 2018: Unavailable: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Saturday, 19 May 2018 to Saturday, 19 May 2018: Unavailable: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Booked: Sunday, 20 May 2018 to Saturday, 26 May 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Booked: Sunday, 27 May 2018 to Thursday, 7 June 2018: Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Wednesday, 13 June 2018 to Wednesday, 13 June 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Thursday, 14 June 2018 to Sunday, 24 June 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Monday, 25 June 2018 to Monday, 25 June 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Friday, 31 August 2018 to Sunday, 21 October 2018: Unavailable: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI
Unavailable: Friday, 25 January 2019 to Friday, 25 January 2019: Unavailable: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 26 January 2019 to Saturday, 2 February 2019: Booked: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Sunday, 3 February 2019 to Sunday, 3 February 2019: Unavailable: Saint Thomas, USVI* to Saint Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Saturday, 9 March 2019 to Saturday, 9 March 2019: Unavailable: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI
Booked: Sunday, 10 March 2019 to Sunday, 17 March 2019: Booked: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI
Unavailable: Monday, 18 March 2019 to Monday, 18 March 2019: Unavailable: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI
On Hold: Saturday, 6 April 2019 to Saturday, 13 April 2019: Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 8 March 2020 to Sunday, 15 March 2020: Booked: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI

Hours required between charters: 48 hours firm

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July, 2017 guests on ALTESSE said:
Thank you for such an amazing trip! It was incredible from the start to the finish, and it was a treat to get to know you and Rich along the way. Just to echo Wistar, you all just worked so hard to make the trip perfect, yet kept it so fun and relaxed, and made it all seem effortless. I hope we have the chance to all do it again!

We got home and walked through our front door at five o’clock yesterday, and Alex turned to me and pointed out in a sad voice that it was captain’s cocktail hour. I did have a beer, but it was not even close to the same as being on Altesse 😢.

Leon, Liz, Wistar, Karen, Alex, Taylor and Stewart, Virginia
Guests aboard ALTESSE in late June, 2017, said:
Nothing we could write would do this trip justice. Sarah and Richard went above and beyond to set this trip apart from others. Between the gourmet food, snorkeling, water sports, paddle board races and, our favorite, Captain's Cocktail Hour, we truly could not have asked for more. There is no better way to visit the BVI than with Sarah and Rich on Altesse. Thank your everything!
Love
Steve, Stephen, Anna and Noah, Florida
Guests aboard ALTESSE with Richard and Sarah in June, 2017, said:
We cannot express enough how truly special our trip was on the Altesse. You worked so hard to give us such an exquisite vacation and it was exactly that! Our meals were beautifully prepared and our days were planned to perfection! Going through our pictures, we couldn’t believe how much we did and yet it was so relaxing. We rather miss having our morning update and hearing about the adventures on your run. It’s always a concern when you repeat a trip and try to create magic a second time. This trip was such a different experience and we dearly loved every second of our time with you and Rich.
Jeff has already spoken at length to one of his dear friends about getting a group together for another trip on the Altesse! We are ready to sail again as soon as we can make it work for everyone’s schedule!
We will be in touch:))
Grace, Jeff, Caroline and Georgia. Kansas
Charter guests from the "Show Me" state said of their week aboard catamaran ALTESSE:
Thank you Sarah and Richard for being the most wonderful hosts for our week on Altesse. The experience far exceeded our expectations and we had a perfect week exploring the BVI. Our first trip and Sarah and Richard provided great recommendations for our group. A mix of snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, exploring, eating and drinking. And speaking of eating - every meal provided by Sarah was an experience. From the presentation to the variety and taste of the food, it was too notch. We were pampered and spoiled in every way. Trip of a lifetime and we will definitely be back to explore more of the BVI with Sarah and Richard. We will miss the BVI and Altesse - we will be back!
Lynne and Diane, St. Charles, Missouri, April '17
Guests aboard catamaran ALTESSE in February, 2017, said:
This trip was a trip of a lifetime! I never dreamed how spectacular it would be. Your attention to detail and hospitality can't be beat! The food was amazing and the boat was impeccable! Thank you so much for celebrating our 40th Birthdays. Thank you for such Ana amazing week it was beyond my expectations. Everyone should experience this at a least once in their life. Thank you, thank you!
Sarah, Fort Worth, Texas, February 2017

Absolutely amazing week aboard Altesse. Fabulous boat!!! The best catamaran in the islands. Staff were phenomenal! Captain Richard answer all our 700 questions and Sarah's food was top notch. Gourmet meals three times a day, each one better than the last. Had an amazing trip. Already planning our next adventure aboard. Thank you.
Kelli and Randy, Fort Worth Texas, February 2017

What an amazing trip! Altesse is beautiful and makes great use of space. We loved all the outdoor seating. Richard and Sarah took care of all our needs and have wonderful stories to tell. Richard is a great captain and Sarah is an amazing chef. Every meal was a delight. We would love to sail on Altesse again.
Troy and Nicole, Fort Worth, Texas, February 2017

We had an amazing week on Altesse. We are very grateful for the hospitality, the genneker sailing, the Dolphins, amazing meals, wake-boarding, paddle-boarding, kayaking, hiking and overall wonderful vacation. Thank you Sarah and Richard.
Stephen and Sheri, Fort Worth, Texas, February 2017
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Guest on Altesse in January
Best trip ever! Loved being cared for so thoroughly" Scott, Alabama
"5 stars all the way! I'm already planning my next trip. I loved most of all not having to make any decisions and loved every decision you made for us, from the AMAZING meals to the glorious island hops and recreation. Thank you both!" Holley, Alabama
"This trip as the best vacation I've ever had. Thank you for anticipating my every whim. The food and drinks were amazing. I can't wait to bring my family." Heather, Alabama
"Amazing trip!!! Hands down the BEST I have ever been on. I will be doing this again. You two have set the bar high. The skills you have for cooking and baking are 10!!!" Erica, Alabama
"This was the most amazing trip. EVERYTHING was absolutely perfect from the spots that Sarah and Richard chose to the best meals we could ever ask for. Nothing could have been better to celebrate our 5 year anniversary with friends. Surprising us with Champgane on the islands was an incredible touch too. We have been very spoiled and are planning our next trip back. Thank you SO much!" Laura and Josh, Alabama
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New Years week guests aboard the Lagoon 56 cat ALTESSE said:
Charter was awesome and the trip was great! Great yacht for 6-8 people and our crew was simply amazing! All the water toys were included and the BVIs are amazing.
Rich & Sarah could not have been more professional! They were great and handled our every request. I would highly recommend Rich & Sarah. They worked hard 24/7 to ensure our satisfaction.
Sarah prepared the meals perfectly food was well balanced and great selection.
Peter Laport
Early December, 2016, guests aboard ALTESSE said:
Dear Sarah and Rich,
There are many good yacht captains and many good chefs, hosts and 'first mates' in this world, but you two - individually and as a team - are extraordinary. Your passion for excellence, in all aspects of this trips as evident and your love of the 'sunny VI' even more so. Thank you for your attention to every detail, your anticipation and planning of all the food, activities, entertainment and whims. You made my trip here truly a 'trip of a lifetime'. Keep smiling, keep laughing and keep following your dreams"
Billy's Babes trip of a lifetime
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Guests aboard ALTESSE in mid November, 2016 said:
Sarah and Rich,

Thanks for a truly extraordinary and memorable week. We couldn't have conceived of a more perfect vacation/50th birthday and anniversary celebration with our dearest friends. You two are the perfect team - a phenomenal marriage of grace, energy and exceptional capability. From Sarah's 5 star cookery; Captains cocktail hour and itinerary to Richard's handling of the yacht; dive mastery; and your combined tour guiding, there simply aren't enough superlatives to capture all the perfect moments. Your home -Altesse - stands by herself: gorgeous and enormous, and your neighborhood - the BVI - what a match! It was a pleasure and a privilege to get to know you and share the week. You guys are awesome and no doubt our paths will cross again!

Jeannie and Darrell, Co and Michael, Stacey and Sean and Jennifer and Drew
Guests with Richard and Sarah on ALTESSE in June, 2016 say:
Dear Sarah and Rich,
This boat is like the presidential suite at the world's finest hotel. The food similar to a 5 star restaurant, it's every single meal exceeding all of our expectations. The planning of the itinerary and the sailing felt like we were guided by locals who knew the greatest treasures of the land. But we have learned that the best and most special part of life are the people you meet along the way. Sarah and Rich, you are special, kind, generous, professional, outgoing knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile. This trip was fabulous, but extra-special as we were so fortunate to spend our time with the two of you. See you next year!
Peter, Mark, Diane, Carly, Jack and Hannah
Guests with Richard and Sarah on ALTESSE in June, 2016 say:
Rich and Sarah,
This has been a FANTASTIC trip. Many special memories will stay with us. Highlights include:
- The baths with its stunning granite rocks
- Devils Bay, not only because of the beautiful colour of the water, but also because of the COLD CHAMPAGNE that you brought to us as the perfect time
- the marvelous snorkeling sites you guys points out, in particular the Indians and the Caves.
You are an amazing couple!
Thank you for making us feel as if we were at home. Sarah, thank you for being such fun and feeding us with exquisite dishes. Rich, thank you for all your guidance for the scuba team and for helping sailors enjoy the sailing. We are coming back next year, so we will not say 'adios', we will say 'hasta luego'.
Herman, Marina, Danny, David and Carlos. June 2016
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Guests on ALTESSE on May, 2016 said:
Dear Richard and Sarah,

All of the amazing meals will be greatly missed next week when we are home, as will Richard and his ability to always find the best anchorages. You were both so willing to accommodate our every whim.
We will miss the most amazing turquoise water, white sand and spacious boat we could imagine.
You are both, without question, deserving of the "crew of the year" award and we are so glad it was you who were at the helm.
Greg, Laurie and Friends, May 2016
Guests aboard Altesse in mid-March, 2016 said:
Richard and Sarah, what a great week! I think I speak for the entire group when I say this was the best vacation ever. We loved the incredible snorkeling with beautiful fish, coral, turtles and rays; We loved the pristine beaches, with us often as the only inhabitants; We loved the hiking and indescribable views; We loved our daily briefs, discussing the itinerary for the day and awaiting the menu to see what each meal was for the day.; We loved how beautiful and immaculate you kept the boat; and we especially loved Captains cocktail hour and hearing about your travel and adventures, with your knowledge of the BVI making our trip; and finally, the meals....OMG! It is impossible to pick a favourite meal as each was so special on its own. We are in great awe of the skills you show creating three gourmet meals (plus evening "nibbles") every day.

What a great week!!

Allen, Michelle, Denise, Meghan, Mika and Brendan
Guests aboard ALTESSE in late February, 2016...
It's hard to review the Altesse if only because we don't want anyone else to know how great it is!! But here's what I thought: The Altesse was literally immaculate. Richard and Sarah take real pride in maintaining it perfectly everyday- it was extremely conducive to a diverse array of preferences and activities with plenty to do.

A serious highlight of the trip was that Sarah's an incredible chef. The food was perfectly tailored to our preferences with no effort spared and each dish was total perfection- I'm talking about picture worthy food! Even Richard pitched in on the grill a couple times and it was fantastic.

Richard is incredibly knowledgeable about the area and just sailing in general- he has great ideas about anchorages,and takes pride in taking folks to places he thinks they'll love-he taught us to water ski-makes great pain killers and has some great stories!

There really is no describing how perfect it was- and I can't imagine that there's a better crew or even a better pair of humans to spend your vacation with than Sarah and Richard Bowman.

As long as they are on the water we will be back every year at least once.

Brandi, Catherine, Jeri and Amy, February 2016
Guests aboard ALTESSE for New Years week, 2015/2016 said:
Our trip on Altesse was magical. Of course the BVIs provide the foundation, with natural beauty at every turn, but to top it off Altesse is lovely and immaculate, with open deck spaces and multiple, comfortable cushioned areas for conversation, reading, sunning and afternoon naps. The four staterooms are spacious, comfortable and private. That said, Captain and Chef Rich and Sarah are the reason our vacation was truly special. They are a seamless team, radiating intelligence, warmth and charm on a daily basis. They attended to our every need, even before we knew we "needed" it. They guided us to stunning anchorages and wonderful snorkeling/dive sites. Sarah's meals were each an event; delicious, creative and beautifully presented. We could write MUCH more, but there is no need to add to perfection! We will definitely sail with Rich and Sarah again

Eric, Anna, Alen and Kitty, January 2016
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Guests aboard ALTESSE for Christmas week, 2015
Thanks for a great week aboard Altesse! Highlights for this group included fun games for the kids, lounging and jumping of the champagne deck, tubing and paddle board surfing, teenage dinghy driving, the "miracle" of the watermaker and of course the daily institution of captains cocktail hour.The food was Unquestionably the best we have had in the BVIs. Sarah incorporated all our food preferences, preparing meals that appealed to adults as well as kids, including homemade ice cream and an astounding Christmas Dinner complete with a whole roasted turkey and no fewer than seven sides.

Jen, Bar, Sawyer and Eli - December 2015

A cheery can-do attitude from Capt Rich and 1st mate Sarah regarding new daily options made life aboard very pleasant, worry-free and lots of fun! Positive attitude prevails aboard the good ship Altesse and we enjoyed it so much we are already planning our return trip😀

Mark - December 2015
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General Comments from Richard and Sarah\'s past guests
"Richard and Sarah,
There are no words for how amazing this trip and you both were. Every day you surprised us with something even more incredible. By far the best trip of my life! Thank you for everything"
Jennifer, Maryland

"Richard and Sarah,
What an amazing experience. Your lovely hospitality, personalities, food, organization, patience and story of your life shared with us will be cherished in my heart! Really appreciate you two as hosts and feel blessed to have such an amazing team/couple to look after us. Hope to cross paths again in the future, on a boat, on an island, email, worldwide web or however the universe decides to reconnect us.
Thank you so very much."
Steve and Desiree

"Richard and Sarah,
The experience we've had with you both in the middle of paradise has been amazing. We are in no way ready to go home! Thank you for sharing your home and making our experience truly unforgettable."
Chris and Alisha

"We had the week of our lives, this week in paradise! Sarah and Rich, made our holiday extraordinary!! We don't know how we are going to go back to life without nibbles and captain's cocktail hour. All the food was fabulous and better than we could have ever imagined, whilst the other tourists were envious of our personal tour guides and champagne on the beach. Words are not enough to thank you for making our trip so special."
Joyce and Mike, Kansas

"Dear Sarah and Rich,
We came here for a family celebration and ended up with two new friends! Thank you for your attention, kindness, patience, professionalism, wit and humour, you work so well together. The baths was one of our best days ever."
Lisa, New Jersey

"Richard and Sarah,
I just wanted to thank you guys for the amazing experience which words cannot describe or do justice to. I've been blessed to see the things you've shown me this week and thank you so much for going the extra mile...simply incredible is what comes to mind."
Jon, Maryland

"Rich and Sarah,
Thank you so much for the amazing sailing trip. You two are a wonderful crew and I know I'm not just speaking for myself when I say I had an absolutely fabulous time. I'm so happy to share Christmas and this week with you, this will go down as a once in a lifetime trip! Thank you again."
Corinne, New York

"Richard and Sarah, you are lovely! The trip has been stunning, we leave sadly, but with incredible memories: my first dive, a huge pod of dolphins to squeal about, gorgeous meals, yummy drinks, huge smiles and sun kissed skin. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Heather, Maryland

"Sarah and Rich,
We just wanted to reiterate how much gratitude we have for you guys after such an amazing week. We truly think of you as inspiring and we are reevaluating how we want to spend our lives now that you have shown us a snippet of yours. Thank you so much for the best week of our lives. We truly hope you will have us back someday."
Jessy and Alex, New Jersey
First of all, the charter was amazing. The boat was incredible and beautifully maintained. It was such a lovely yacht, and it truly stood out among all the other boats on the Caribbean. Richard and Sarah were a wonderful team and were extremely gracious and accommodating of our family of 5.

Sarah is a phenomenal cook. It is astounding what she can whip up in that tiny kitchen. Every meal was superb, and Sarah was very perceptive and thoughtful about her food preparation, taking care to include or exclude certain ingredients depending on the personincluding a picky vegetarian!

The sights that we saw were breathtaking, and Richard and Sarah took care to cater to our familys special requests of finding more private beaches and spending many hours tubing and pulling the paddleboard for the kids (ages 14, 12 and 10). Richard even made extra stops for fuel to support these activities. The scuba opportunities were also incredible and my husband and daughter were able to take 3 separate dives during the trip. We could literally do most anything that was possible, and with the paradise-like backdrop, it was an ideal family vacation. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselveseven me, the self-proclaimed land animal. Even I couldnt resist jumping in that gorgeous water at any opportunity.

This trip truly offers something for everyone. We would certainly sail again with Richard and Sarah, and look forward to visiting the British Virgin Islands in the (hopefully) not so distant future. :) I highly recommend this charter!"
Alli and Byron, Sacramento

"Richard and Sarah,
There are no words for how amazing this trip and you both were. Every day you surprised us with something even more incredible. By far the best trip of my life! Thank you for everything"
Jennifer, Maryland
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