Guest on charter in Febraury said:
I just wanted to reiterate how much fun we had on our trip. Doug was very accommodating regarding taking us to all the spots we wanted to see. My nickname for him was Dash (name of a character on the cartoon movie the Incredibles). He was always there in a flash to pick us up in the dingy.
Jay and he got along very well and had quite a bit in common. Val was so nice but we didn't get to see her as much as she was too busy in the kitchen always preparing our next meal, which we always loved. Our food was very healthy and fresh which is how we like to eat. We felt like we found new friends even though we may never see them again. Our experience was truly amazing and we keep talking and thinking about our trip. On day 3 Jay did say he would do it again, which is a great sign since there are so many places he wants to see and he rarely wants to go to the same place twice (except St. John, which he loves). We were having so much fun and talking about our trip
so much that we have given 4 people we met your contact info. so hopefully we will send you more business.
I'm not sure who sees the review or if it's just for your benefit but if you would like for me to redo it, I will. The main thing is that we just want you to know what a great time we had and what a great job they did. Thanks for recommending them, Andrew! We wish we could vacation more often. Work is getting ready to get very busy again.
Hope you are well. Stay in touch!
Tracie & Jay Cheseldine
Bob, Rose, Jordan and Jimmy 19 to 23 December 2015
Words cannot begin to express what a beautiful, marvelous time we had aboard Katlyn! Despite rough seas, lost airline luggage and the appearance of Murphy a few times, you made our voyage unforgettable! The food was superb (thank you Val), the drinks were always flowing (thank you Doug). Our conversations meant a lot you are truly the models for the best hostess and captain I am sure you taught your 2 beautiful children the same. I am happy we shared our card games that was such fun! Thank you, God bless you both and your family have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year I am sure we will be back. ~ Bob and Rose
Amazing trip! It was a time to remember for sure! I loved the stories you guys have. You are amazing people and I am positive you will have a delightful life counting backwards from 80. Thank you for introducing me to new foods and drinks, and completely superb places like the pools. I learned a lot within these few short days and experienced such beautiful things with great people. Thank you so so much. ~ Jordan
Dana, Chris, Andrea and Jesselyn 28 December to 4 Jan 2016
Incredible sights, amazing memories and 10lbs extra..all this we gained on this trip! Thank you so much for your hospitality! Your yacht is delightful, your stories were so entertaining, and the food superb! Always remember the tramps on the tramp and the horse on the bow! We will never forget the great times we had on this trip and look forward to doing it again in the Grenadines someday soon!
Dana The tramp on the tramp
Jesselyn The best hooker (buoy!) on the tramp
Chris The Horse
Andrea the one who didnt know a lamb was a sheep
Roger and Debbie, Al and Darla, Marianne 21 to 28 Feb 2016
Thank you for a wonderful trip. Roger has enjoyed playing first mate and I see a sailboat in our future. You have gone out of your way to make this a perfect week of sailing. We have enjoyed learning the basics of the sea from someone who loves it. Your love of the sea and family shines with every word and action. For that we thank you. Dont forget your friends in Dallas. I will second Darlas motion, if you plan a trip to the States you are welcomed with open arms (and a place to stay). Take care and be safe. ~ Roger and Debbie
Thank you for the most wonderful time of our life. Als dream of sailing has really brought him such pleasure. I have loved my time learning about the ocean. Your love of life and family will be remembered in a very special way. You and Val have become part of the family. Thank you! If you ever come our way, please come and stay and we will show you some of Texas. Al and Darla.
WOW! AUSGEZEICHNET! Chef, Boss Lady, Captain, Bar Tender, Personalities PLUS!
This has been the BEST vacation! Your boat is great and you are so personable...so fun to chat, share stories and get to know you. Val what wonderful meals..every one a big hit! And thank you for taking me under your wing to snorkel with me and enjoy time with us. Doug as well! What a captain you are! So efficient, you made us feel safebut we also loved the adventure. Both of you showed us how determined you are to put us first, and tend to our needs and wants and make our trip first class! We are happy, happy sailors and have come away with new friends! DANKE! Hope our paths cross again at some point. Hugs. ~ Marianne
Ray and Pam, Nawanda and Dean - 19 to 26 March 2016
Thank you for making our 50th Wedding Anniversary so amazing! Katlyn is such a special boat and we will always remember our time with you. From quiet times to sundowners and Vals amazing meals all I can say is WOW! We loved watching your teamwork, Captain Doug and Vals skills at guiding us to a buoy. Please come to south Carolina free golf! ~ Ray and Pam
Beautiful waters, great sailing days, super snorkeling, baths, bubbly pool, 5 star breakfast, lunch and dinners, snacks, refreshing drinks, sweet Katlyn, and the manner in which you served us.all well beyond measure!! And yet you offered us even more! Your love for your country, the love of your family, your desire to treat all with dignity and honor, and the obvious commitment, respect and love for each other! We feel fortunate and blessed to have crossed paths with you two! Our hope is to see you again. If you are ever near Texas..(golf included)! ~ Nawanda and Dean
Jay and Shawna, Sierra, Laiken and Carsen - 27 March to 3 April 2016
Where to begin?! Thank you both for everything. So much thought and consideration was put towards making sure our trip was perfect. We cant thank you enough for the hands on experience. The sailing, snorkeling, the food and overall hospitality was top notch. As a stated in our thank you card to you both, we thank you for the wonderful family memories that will last a lifetime. Please contact us should you ever be in our state. You always have a place to stay. Hugs.
Lee and girls - 4 to 8 April 2016
Thank you for a fantastic trip! It was everything I hoped for and more. The girls couldnt think of a favorite part the whole time was incredible. Hopefully we will be back!
Barry, Robyn, Brooklyn (12) and Weston (10) - 14 to 21 June 2016
We boarded your beautiful Katlyn as strangers and instantly became friends and family! We are so thankful God chose for our paths to cross! You are both beautiful and there are no words to express our thanks for such an incredible vacation. You exceeded our expectations in every way! Please keep in touch!
Art and Val - 30 June to 6 July
Thanks for turning Arts vision of my Part 11, the next 50 years into reality. Sailing with you, learning about the boat, the various islands, beaches, coves, bars, local sea creatures and all your past adventures was both captivating and a bit magical. We loved every moment of our week with you sailing through the BVI. We equally loved the many moments when we looked at each other and Art and Ifelt amazed by how perfect our days on Katlyn were. Thank you for filling our tummies, Val, with such healthy delicious food, and to you both for filling our hearts with a week of memories that will last forever. Thank you for everything, I could not have imagined a more enjoyable way to turn 50! Looking forward to the net adventure with you guys ~ Val
Stacey, Ronnie, Maggie (20) and Parker (13) - 8 to 14 July
Thank you for the most amazing experience ever. We absolutely loved every aspect (except the beets!). The hikes were wonderful and the snorkels were beautiful all to work off the amazing food Val cooked. I think we will never be so full of good food. Will yall please come visit in Mississippi one day and we will give you almost as good as an experience. Be safe! Yall will be missed as yall are now family.
Captain Doug The life lessons you graciously taught our children made this vacation one we will carry with us throughout life. To me, this week was not about vacationing in the most beautiful waters, but about time spent together laughing and sharing. You made this bigger than reality. I could not have dreamt of it better. For that I love you and you will be part of us forever.
Admiral Val You are by far the most beautiful woman I have ever met. Your smile and laughter are your gifts (cooking a close second) and God has blessed my family with them not only this past week but forever in our souls. Without you, this week would have only been a great vacation. You made it a home and a family. You are now loved deeply in Mississippi please visit and bring your laughter with you. It will be missed ~ Stacey
I cannot express my gratitude for sharing your home with us! I had the best time this week! Definitely the best vacation ever! ~ Maggie
William, Kathryn and William Jnr - 6 uto 13 Aug
We so enjoyed being part of "The most excellent adventures of Val and Doug". You showed us a womderful view of the BVI. It was such a pleasure to spend our days with you, you are both such an inspiration! We hope to see you on a future journey. Happy to you, smooth sailing and a wonderful tip south. Can't wait to hear about Egypt. Until next time!