Guests that charter with Grand Oasis in October
We got home this morning at 4:30 AM. We couldnt land in Salt Lake due to weather and were diverted to Boise, refueled and headed back to Salt Lake. It was a very long day.
We had a blast Jeff. Everyone raved about the experience. We started talking about our next return date. We couldnt have picked a better boat, crew and week to come. It was awesome.
Yeah, we had one biscuit break on the way to St Thomas. Everything else made it home and yes, our luggage was STINKY!!!
Our 2nd trip on The Grand Oasis!
Thank you for the most amazing trip! Thank you for showing our kids the most amazing places, your knowledge of the islands, the history, your wonderful stories, and your sailing expertise. Jim & I are so very thankful to you for giving our kids memories that will last a life time. Thank you for the many thoughtful gifts ... What a treasure!
Sue & Jim, Alex & Jenna (+ baby), Ron & Hannah
Mid-April guests on GRAND OASIS said:
Another amazing experience aboard The Grand Oasis! Constant fun, laughs, & good times are never-ending! Great food each day and even better cocktails. Thanks again & hope to be back!
Jer & Katie
Guests from April, 2015, said:
What an amazing vacation! You two always made sure we were doing okay and having fun. The food was outstanding at every meal. Not only was it wonderful service, but it was always fun talking and getting to know you two as well. Thank you so much for showing us so many beautiful places! Awesome trip!! Great laughs and fun times!
Guests from New Years week, 2014/2015, said:
No one word can define this amazing trip you provided for our family. The stories, the food, the sights, the excursions exceeded our expectations. The lobster hunt was incredible & eating & learning to sail was phenomenal! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for creating this home on the water. It is a trip that will be remembered forever!
We greatly appreciate the many memorable experiences we had aboard The Grand Oasis and her Captain Jeff & Susan. The kids had the time of their lives. Jeff's stories, jokes, & history lessons made for great interesting entertainment - no wifi needed! :-). We look forward to reconnecting in the future.
Good luck to you both,
LOBSTERING IN ANEGADA
Dear Jeff & Allie,
Thanks so much for a wonderful trip. WE all had so much fun. Lobstering on Anegada was one of the highlights for the group. We had fun snorkeling, jumping the channel, and building sand castles and on & on. Best wishes for you both for the future. - Chad, Becky, Jim & Celiea
FOREVER A Cherished Memory
‎Dear Jeff and Allie,
The holiday you provided for us will forever be a cherished memory. We could not help but appreciate the incredible effort you both made to provide us this experience. We have already been sharing our memories with friends and I spoke with my wife regarding how soon we should do this with our kids. At the end of that week you two felt like family. I look forward to keeping up in the future.
Wow! What a great trip! This is our 3rd charter in the BVIs. You showed us things we never imagined existed. We loved the remote beaches, snorkeling with no crowds! You and Allie were great hosts and showed a great environment for our family to enjoy our company...
Thanks for the lifetime of memories...
Dear Jeff and Allie,
I cannot begin to express my gratitude for the most enjoyable vacation I have ever had. Getting to see my four closest friends as we spend our 40th together could not have been better orchestrated. Your hospitality and ability to plan the trip could not have been better...
I will forever remember!
Dear Jeff and Alie,
Thank you both for such a spectacular vacation. I had a amazing time and I know that my family did too..you guys made this a special trip for us an altogether getaway.
Thanks especially for sharing your great stories and for showing us so many breathtaking sights- this was truly a one in a lifetime experience..
Dear Jeff and Allie,
not for nothing this was one of the greatest trips of my life. I credit the two of you for that! Thank you so much for personalizing our trip so perfectly. The persoal concierge service, fantastic cooking, sightseeing tours, and amazing stories made for an unforgettable trip...
I hope to come again, I will also personally refer and recommend you to everyone I know.
All the best..
MARCH 14/14 Family Dallas
What a fabulous week for our Family! You were the perfect Captain- so willing to show us the places we wanted to see plus take us to other great spots. Your recommendations were perfect every time! The snorkeling was great as was the sailing. We saw so much in the time we were here. This vacation tops our list...
All the best Libby and Bill
Speaking for the other half of this family charter... kudos to Captain Jeff this has been a life long goal for my brother and I to bring our families to the BVI to share an experience from our childhood. It didnt disappoint in any way!
Jeff took us to awesome spots, stress free water, kids did things they will remember for a lifetime! TRULY A GRAND OASIS!
JIM, CARROLYN, BOBBY, SARAH, KELSEY
FEB 28-MARCH 07-14
Roberta-Girls for Sail 2014
Thank you for a week of beautiful days, blue water, a safe journey, delicious food and an experience of a lifetime-
Captain Jeff and Allie are the best team and made me feel safe and cared for--A dream come true in a place that is like heaven..
This is my first voyage in the BVIs, it wont be my last with Captain jeff, the perfect Captain. There is so much more to see and do.
I cant wait to sail with you again..
The best 66th birthday party ever!! THANK YOU!!
Smooth Sailing here!
Whereever the wind blow you, Ali you Rock!!
Jeff got a great second mate when he found you!
Hugs to Both...
Thank you Captain jeff for a very special celebration of life with new friends and dear friends. This has been very special spiritually and a whole new beginning.
I cannot wait until next year...
The best BVI experience I could have hoped for, Captain Jeff you were wonderful in and out of the kitchen.
Ferrying us everywhere, calm, cool and collected at all times. Ali thank you for being a great first mate. I will be telling everyone about the beautiful Grand Oasis..
Hard to find the words to thank you Captain Jeff and Allie,
For a first time sailor it was a great trip, thanks for your patients with me. It was truly a great experience. The meals were fantastic!!
What a beautiful place the BVI is and you showed us all the best! Smooth sailing to you and hopefully well meet again!
To Captain Jeff and Allie,
Kudos for a fabulous charter! It was the perfect vacation, smooth sailing, fair winds, 5 star accommodations and fabulous food. I loved the historical commentary and great company. Along with the hidden treasures at each island. I will always smile when I fondly think of the Grand Oasis!
Cheers and Smooth Sailing
Big hugs! Linda
Captain Jeff and Allie,
thank you so much for providing us with such an incredable experience this week. The food was amazing, the secret spots you took us to were truly memorable and the scuba lobster hunt will make a great story for years to come... Great job hosting our Girls for Sail it has been an absolute blast...
Dear Jeff and Allie,
You two are the best team. I I cant thank you enough for a trip of a lifetime. What did I love most?
Swimming in the most beautiful waters
Giving Jeff a message
ALL OF IT!!
Our trip is coming to an end-flashback of all the bays we anchored in plus all the great sailing! The girls for sail experience. I have been on large motor yachts with 7 crew-but nothing does compare to the genuine hospitality we recieved from Jeff and Allie.
Thank you for showing us so much more than I anticipated...
Captain Jeff and Allie Too!
I travel a lot as you know and this rates as my best vacation ever..
What can I say.. the adventures, the laughs, the secret coves, the meals (yum) the extra, extra effort you put into making our trip a memory of a lifetime. You are so very appreciated and who can forget the hugest lobster
Top 10 Things I loved
Dear Jeff & Allie,
You two are the best team. I cant thank you enough for a trip of a lifetime. What did I love the most? #1 - Swimming in the most beautiful water, #2 - Giving Jeff a massage, #3 - Magnificent scenery, #4 - Great Food, #5 - Best TLC, #6 - Belly Laughs, #7 - The Baths, #8 - Lobster, #9 - Splendid beaches, #10 - All Of It!!! - Love, Jan
Capn Jeff & Allie,
Thank you so much for providing us with such an incredible experience this week. The food was amazing, the secret spots you took us to were truly memorable and the Scuba Lobster Hunt will make a great story for years to come. GREAT job hosting our 10 Girls For Sail, it has been an absolute blast!
The Perfect Vacation
Kudos for a fabulous charter! It was the perfect vacation smooth sailing, fair winds, 5-star accommodations, and fabulous food. I loved the historical commentary and great company along with the hidden treasures at each island. I will always smile when I fondly think of the Grand Oasis! Cheers & Smooth Sailing!! Big Hugs! - Linda H (Skippy)
The Best BVI Experience
Jeff & Allie,
Thank you for the best BVI experience I could have hoped for! Captain Jeff, you were wonderful in and out of the kitchen; ferrying us everywhere, cal, cool, and collected at all times. Allie, thank you for being a great first mate. I will be telling everyone about the beautiful Grand Oasis - Mel Bonder (West Chester, PA)
In word FABULOUS!! Boat wonderful, crew delightful, weather perfect, food great, lots to do. We'd do it again in a second. I've attached some pix. If they don't attach, I'll send each separately. See you next year!
We came back to 8 inches of snow in central park....could you believe!
March 27-April 03/13
Please see below from Orris I have not heard from Colleen yet, but sounds like they really enjoyed going crewed for a change! We also ran into Jackie the other day (beautiful blonde who spent first 3 days onboard) who said it was fantastic as well.
Thanks for a great job, Ill let you know if I hear more.
We had a great time and I think all aboard were very happy with the trip.
We stayed the first night at White Bay on Jost and since the weather was not so good that night we moved around and stayed in Great Harbor.
All meals were aboard and the cooking and menus were awesome. Captain Jeff had some great sea stories and the Mate Linda was very sweet and charming.
The idea of not worrying about anchoring and where to overnight worked out well.
Big thumbs up for the trip.
We Went To Beaches OtherBoats Couldn\'t Reach
The charter was fantastic! Everywhere we went we felt we had abetter boat than what others had (very proud of the trimaran!). Because ofthe shallow draft, we went inside reefs and to other beaches that otherboats couldn't reach.
Jeff Hurd is a wonderful captain. His knowledge, easy-going behavior,willingness to please, and constant stories were most appreciated. Thefood was ... was exceptional. We wereamazed that they followed our preferences almost perfectly. Both crewmembers were responsive to our needs and requests. Every day we sat downwith Jeff in the morning and planned the day's sail. Jeff had a tendency to push us into doing things that were challenging but (in most cases)turned out to be fun. For example, some of our party got tired of divingand/or snorkeling near the end of the charter, yet Jeff continued to pointout the best places. I think he was surprised when he found out that wemost enjoyed sight-seeing and playing on the beaches in shallow water,especially during the last few days. Several times we partied with the crew on shore and felt like they were anintegral part of our group.
Hi Jeff and Leanna,
Thanks so much for so many wonderful adventures that are now such fond memories. You and Leanna really went out of your way to ensure the comfort of everyone. Everyday was filled with fun and adventure and, if we didn't tell you enough, the meals were FABULOUS!! I haven't weighed myself yet. I may wait a week of eating "normally" ; )
I accepted Leanna's invitation for Facebook. Please let her know that I am little more than a techno-idiot. I rely on Katie's help to navigate Facebook and really don't go on that often. I prefer email to communicate on a regular basis.
Thank you again for providing experiences of a lifetime. It's all sort of everyday stuff for you, however, it's evident that you recognize it's all new and very cool for us!
Have fun when your family comes to visit.
I'm sure we'll meet up again!
Paula and Bill