|Children Min. Age||please inquire|
Upon entering Lady Margaret you will find first class quality appointments. Only the richest linens and towels, the finest furnishings and luxurious accommodations you would only expect in a first class yacht. Lady Margaret has special underwater lights under the swimming platform that turns the water into a beautiful aquarium at night for fish watching. It also sports safety rails for fishing and a convenient swimming ladder for accessing the water. The aft deck has a dining table and custom designed plush chairs for maximum comfort. The salon has first class carpeting, 42" pop up plasma TV and a large comfortable "U" shaped couch for watching one of the 100's of movies in the movie library. The entire vessel is wired for sound, with one iPod dock and internet where available. The elegant galley is supplied with top of the line appliances including espresso machine and bread maker. The fly bridge hosts a barbecue grill, dining table and large seating for entertainment where you can enjoy tropical breezes while you dine. There is a large sun pad on the foredeck, excellent for star gazing at night or sun tanning during the day while sipping your favorite beverage. Go to www.yachtladymargaret.com to see more. There are lots of beautiful pictures so please give time to download.
The master features flat screen TV, direct TV, stereo, DVD player, intercom system along with individual climate controls.
No children under 9 years old.
No fishing in BVI Waters; Fishing in US Waters only
US Coast Guard Licensed Capt. Ken Tatarow was born in Chicago and raised in the West coast of Florida. Ken has been boating for over 30 years and spent 10 years successfully chartering his previous motor yacht,"Sea Star", throughout the Leeward and Windward Islands. In 2001, he sold his yacht, married his wife Bruna and built a thriving financing business in Florida.
After many years went by, the couple realized they longed to go back to the Virgin Islands. They fell in love with and purchased a 2008 64' Horizon Motor Yacht in Oregon, named her "Lady Margaret", and soon were back cruising the beautiful waters of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Canada, Costa Rica, Panama, San Blas Islands, Aruba and the Virgin Islands.
Ken is an excellent fisherman and underwater spear-fisherman, an avid swimmer, certified diver and Red Cross certified first aid CPR volunteer. He enjoys diving,sky-diving and collecting and racing muscle cars.
There is not a beach, hideaway, private cove, restaurant, bar or party in the Virgin Islands that Ken isn't familiar with.
Chef/Hostess Bruna Tatarow was born and raised in South Brazil, where she spent her weekends and long summers sailing with her family. Her love for the sea started at an early age, participating in many row boat and sailing regattas.
Bruna's passion for fine food, good wine and cordial service will make your vacation memorable. Being raised in a family of amazing cooks, attending the Latin America Culinary School, having traveled extensively and hosted many private events, added to her international repertoire of dazzling dishes. Her goal is to delight you with a menu that can be based on your needs and desires. Bruna enjoys competitive running, swimming and snorkeling. She speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and is learning Italian.
First Mate Chico is freelance. He is happy to charter or stay ashore, it is the guests choice.See reviews
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.
Hours required between charters: 48 hrs or TBD
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Lady Margaret!
Before our trip we competed a preference sheet. Bruna made certain everything we mentioned was aboard and took it upon herself to ask such details as what type of coffee and sweetener we preferred. Ken arranged transportation from the airport to the boat. When we arrived and sat down with them we knew I was going to be treated like a captain without ever having to lift a finger and Amy was to be the Princess. Ken listened and took us to ideal locations. no matter how much effort it took. For example in a St Johns location they were not satisfied with the first and second mooring balls. They both kept an eye on boats on two other boats and as soon as one of them was preparing to leave they immediately jumped (as if there was a fire) and secured the perfect location. Amy loves beaches and Ken insisted we should go to Anegada which was a long distance from the other islands. Amy immediately fell in love with the island. At each location Ken would have great ideas for the best snorkeling, swimming, beaches and views. He would dingy us everywhere he thought we might enjoy again without regard to the time and effort which was required. For example in Anegada immediately after we completed the two and one half hour trip Ken initiated a 15 minute dingy trip to a remote beach on the other side of the island which was the prettiest beach we had ever seen. On Peter island they backed the boat and secured it with the anchor and two ropes Ken tied to rocks that were ashore so that we could enjoy a beautiful sunset in the calmest of waters.
I enjoy snorkeling but get a little skittish if I am by myself too far away from the boat. At every good snorkeling location Ken would swim with me. He would point out every interesting fish and wait for me to catch up with him to make certain I was comfortable.
Ken is a very skilled Captain and mechanic. We caused a problem aboard which required many hours of very hard work. Ken never made us feel bad about our mistake and gracious fixed the problem.
Now let me tell you about Bruna. First of all she is so friendly and sweet. She works seamlessly with Ken to make certain everything we might have wanted was available. She also happens to be a gourmet cook so you can imagine how nice that was for us. Fresh fruits and eggs benedict with smoked salmon, omelets, sausage, bacon, toast and jelly were fantastic breakfast offerings. At lunch we had dishes like shrimp quesadilla cooked to perfection, vegetable pitas, shrimp salad, butternut squash soup, tomato soup with goat cheese and pasta salad. All of these creations were divine. Dinner of course was to die for. The fish was cooked to perfection with her homemade sauces. I can still smell the chicken masala which was the best meal I have ever eaten. Filet, stir fried beef, and of course the salmon cakes with the creamy caper sauce were all fantastic.Oh I forgot about the appetizers. Prosciutto wraps with lettuce, Asian pear and drizzled with a soy like sauce. Wow.
The best thing about Ken and Bruna is their personalities. They are smart, wonderful people with class. We met two friends we will never forget. Nothing would make us happier than to see them anytime, anyplace and under any circumstance.
Oh I forgot about Chico. We loved having him aboard and want him to move in with us.
Thank you for helping us with everything Sanaa. Again it was the best vacation we have ever experienced.
Robert and Amy
The Yacht itself was a reflection of Captain Ken it was meticulous. The onboard food was spectacular! Bruna is an awesome cook and although we could be fussy eaters she really over delivered! Thank you for recommending Ken and Bruna. Have a great day! Armand
Your smiles are big
Your hearts are bigger
You made us laugh
And fixed us dinner
The stars above twinkled bright
As Chico lounged in sweet delight
Monkey noises bonded the boys
As us girls shopped for sparkling toys
A mongoose skull with octopus sprouting
Had us entertained and Kenny shouting
So many adventures we have shared
So glad we found you and so well prepared!
The tarpin jumped on Brian's hook
And we all stopped to take a look
We will be so sad to go,
Come to Nashville and see a country show!
We are not quite back, lounging on in Caneel Bay for a few more days.
What a great experience. We had a blast! All I can say is they are very lucky we didn't steal their incredible little Yorkie, Chico. He was an absolute bonus, a fearless, intelligent, hilarious character, much like Ken, his 'Dad'.
Ken must never ever have any truly wealthy or celebrity type guests because they will snatch up Bruna, offer her a million bucks a year or whatever to cook for them. She is one of the best cooks I have ever met. The food was so beautifully presented, it almost hurt to eat it. Every meal was flawless, imaginative, incredibly healthy. If we hadn't consumed a vat of red wine every night, we might have actually lost weight without realizing.
Ken was an expert Captain, he took us to so many unusual places- we had so much fun, remote beaches and anchorages, beautiful reefs, and remote but delicious restaurants. He whizzed us off in his little speedboat thingie to a bar that floated in the middle of the sea, encouraged us to be wild and crazy, but looked after us, and ensured we were perfectly safe at all times.
They were gracious in allowing us to sit alone and feel alone, but, frankly the more we knew them the more we wanted to hang out with them.
The boat was gleaming, a luxurious place from which to just stare into the immense blueness of the Islands. The bed was very comfortable, and we slept like logs, (could have been the aforementioned wine).
Our every whim was attended to, and usually anticipated for us, Ken was also brilliant at shaming us into going for a swim when we sat there being lazy, once we relented the pleasure was all ours.
I can't recommend Lady Margaret and her lovely crew enough.
Thank you for the wonderful time you showed my clients over the New Year! It was a hurried, last minute booking and you pulled everything together beautifully. I spoke with Michael yesterday and the accolades he bestowed on you surpassed any I have ever received.
Michael reminded me he is used to dining in New York finest restaurants and knows gourmet cuisine. Your meals rivaled the best and went way beyond their expectations.
Thank you so much for the wonderful time we had in Desolation Sound, Canada. The trip was absolutely amazing, I will never forget watching the beautiful sunsets while sipping wine on the aft deck. Bruna's dishes were superb. Looking forward to booking another charter with you, but this time somewhere warmer!
Kim & Alan
Captain Ken and Chef Bruna made sure that we felt like kings! In addition, they knew the most remote and pristine places to spend the day and snorkeling.
Their cordial and respectful demeanor with the local Indians and fisherman won them friendship and reliable supplies and fresh fish, lobster and crustaceous every day. We feasted daily and the beer and wine were always cool, perfect and appropriate with every food. Cocktails were exquisite (I think they have bar tending experience but never brag about it) and the dinners were always fresh and exquisite!
We sailed to a different island every day, and we were able to hang out with the locals, visit their huts, and have our souvenirs quilted and breaded before our eyes. Bruna just had a sweet way with the local women that they could not say not to her!
Ken kept us safe, tied up all of the mosquitos and made sure that we always had the snorkel gear and the camera ready. Even on rainy days, we were prepared to make the best of our boating experience.
We returned hope refreshed, energized, invigorated and with a few pounds added to our waste line, but it was all PERFECT!
Ken and Bruna really know how to travel, make you feel like youre on top of the world and we hope to go on Lady Margaret again sometime in the near future.
Its boating in class, elegance and comfort, but never losing sight of the opportunity to experience a different country and the richness of their culture.