BEST CHARTER IVE EVER EXPERIENCED!!!
​This captained charter was the best I have ever experienced. I have had charters in the US Virgin Islands, the Spanish Virgin Islands off of Puerto Rico, the San Blas Islands of Panama, and Los Roques Islands of Venezuela and surpassed them this past week in the BVIs with Captain Denny Carlson aboard the Whisper 42. I am a retired physician and somewhat obsessive-compulsive so I spent a lot of time investigating where I wanted to go to see the sites and get the best snorkeling. Denny was very accommodating to my wishes and putting his wisdom from years of chartering in the Virgin Islands with my wishes we were able to come up with a great itinerary. His wisdom in availability of mooring balls, crowded times, exposure to waves and wind at various sites all were factored into the final itinerary.
The Whisper 42 Catamaran is perfect for space and layout. It is well-maintained and an easy boat to get around on. It handles waves and wind with grace. He is proactive in his boat maintenance and checked the lines each time we moored. Our excursions both in the water and on land were done with ease using the small dingy. The snorkel sites were excellent and his knowledge of where to go and what to look for made them even more enjoyable. He chose a mooring ball that was protected for the wind and seas but convenient to the snorkeling site. He guided us on every snorkel showing us things we would have missed. Shore excursions were suggested with the difficulties in getting to each so we could make informed decisions on whether to go. Excellent meals consisted of full breakfasts, lunches, snacks, appetizers, entries and dessert. Meals were adjusted to meet the preferences listed on the pre-trip preference sheet (such as I dont like fish). I like the vanilla pain killer rum drink and so he had plenty of the required ingredients and would mix up a container of vanilla killers, making it easy to pour one whenever I desired.
In summary, the Whisper 42 and Denny Carlson are a perfect choice. You could not get a friendlier captain and crew on an ideal catamaran. John and Darcy Halloran February 2017
AN EXPIRIENCE OF A LIFETIME!
Our week aboard the Whisper 42 was so much more than a family maritime adventure It was an experience of a lifetime". From our first security briefing, specifically tailored for our children of 9 and 12, to disembarking with Margaritas still in hand, Captain Denny and Miss Pam took great care to meet all our needs before we could even articulate them.
The recently-renovated catamaran was tastefully decorated and always clean. And while Miss Pam was either whipping up a cocktail, preparing a delicious meal or serving up her signature Southern charm, Captain Denny never ceased to fascinate us. If he wasn't at the bottom of the sea coaxing sharks out from their hiding places so we could have a better snorkel experience, he was taking us on a memorable hike through the Baths (with no other tourists!), naming the stars and constellations or teaching us how to sail the Whisper. We had the most personalized BVI experience thanks to their professionalism and kind attention. Miss Pam, knowing my husband was from the wine region in Switzerland, even researched his favorite types of wine and was sure to have them on board.
My husband and I could actually get a real rest knowing our children were so happy and entertained and we were so well looked-after. In short, we boarded the Whisper as strangers and disembarked as family. Thank you Captain Denny and Miss Pam for treating each of us like one of your own. Every moment was memorable.
The Bregy Family , February, 2017
PERFECT MIX OF PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT!
Our family has sailed the BVIs a few times now and our last experience in December 2016 with Whisper 42 was fantastic! Denny & Pam are a dynamic duo that gave our family a great balance of company and privacy. Denny is an experienced sailor with a wealth of knowledge just waiting to be shared hes also a great snorkeling guide thatll make for safe and fun adventures! Pam is a wonderful chef that cares for her guests like she would family she also has a lot of great stories to share. Her painkillers are must to try and morning coffee with Baileys is perfect way to star the day while on vacation:-) Ultimately they both work so well together and wed recommend them for a couple, group of friends or an entire family. The boat itself is clean ,very comfortable and well ventilated. The Whisper is perfect mix of performance and comfort and we would love to go back in future.
Cheers, Muris, Anela, Zlad and Lilliana Dujsic January 2017
MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME!!!
A weeks worth of memories that will last a lifetime. We couldnt have asked for anything better for our honeymoon. The boat, the service, the food, the views, and the fun completely met and exceeded our expectations. We chose this for our honeymoon because we loved the idea of being able to see different places within the islands without having to pack up and move from hotel to hotel all while enjoying the water and sailing life for a week.
Captain Denny was extremely knowledgeable of the area and we took advantage of it! We were able to enjoy so much of what the USVI and BVI have to offer from hiking in St. Johns, swimming with turtles, having a beer and jumping off the back of Willy Ts in the Bight. Between islands, Jacques enjoyed helping to sail and learning about the area, while Katie enjoyed soaking up the sun and taking pictures of all the new destinations. Highlights included exploring and searching for gold in the caves of Norman Island, snorkeling the Wreck of the Rhone, and being mesmerized by the Baths on Virgin Gorda, or even just paddle-boarding and chasing sting rays but we still made time to enjoy one or two (or three, or ?) painkillers at Soggy Dollar, and hang out with Mr. Foxy himself in Jost Van Dyke. We could really let go and relax with Miss Pam catering to our every need. Waking up to the smell of coffee and breakfast was amazing. Her French toast is to die for! All food & drink items we requested were always on board, and magically replenished every day. While we snacked on shore, we ate all of our meals on board and everything was great. Lunches and dinners were creative and delicious, we could eat on our own schedule, and sunset dinners were picture-perfect. The boat was extremely clean, the cabins comfortable and cozy, and everything felt like home. Our two favorite places to hang out were the front nets of the boat (Katie) and in the captains chair (Jacques) Denny let him share it a few times. All in all this was a great time and we are planning our next trip! Katie & Jacques, Boston, MA, June, 2016
A DREAM COME TRUE!!!
Sailing in the Caribbean was a dream of mine for many years. I was finally able to make the dream come true a few weeks ago, when we joined Captain Denny and his wonderful wife, Pam on their AWESOME 42 Catamaran Sailing Yacht Whisper. We set sail on a Sunday afternoon for 6 nights and 7 days of sailing around the Virgin Islands.
It was Perfect!! The Yacht was always impeccably clean and comfortable. Captain Denny and Pam showed us the Best Time of our lives!! I chose this Sailing Adventure because I wanted to experience Sailing in the Caribbean and Exploring the Islands from the water/beach side. Captain Dennys skill and expertise as an accomplished Skipper made us feel safe at all times. His extensive knowledge of the area enriched all our explorations----whether we were in the water snorkeling, or hiking on shore. Pam made sure we were fed royally!! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks--
all were awesome!! What made this trip so perfect was Captain Denny and Pams desire to customize it to exactly what we wanted -----in regards to sailing, exploring on shore, participating in water sports and our food!! They catered to our individual desires and wishes! We loved sailing with Captain Denny and Pam on their wonderful Yacht Whisper. It was a beautiful, peaceful and fun Sailing Adventure!! We look forward to another trip with them! Carol & Corbin, New Orleans, LA. May 2016
This was by far the best vacation I\'ve ever had
Captain Denny is like a local tour guide for each and every stop, above and below the water. He's a very strong swimmer, snorkeler, boater, and hiker; we felt safe in his advisement at all times. We so enjoyed all of his knowledge about the different features for each spot we went to. It was a truly individualized itinerary based on our preferences. Mrs. Pam is a chef extraordinaire and always was preparing and planning our next meal, drink, and/or snack. It was such a relaxing vacation to NOT have to think about what and where to eat, or where we were going and how to get there. This was by far the best vacation I've ever had; I truly relaxed and checked out of leader position.
Truly an outstanding experience
You know you have had an amazing trip when you come home and want to buy a boat. My husband and I went on our honeymoon and were joined by his parents to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. Our bags were packed and we were ready for an adventure, amazingly we received so much more. The website did not say that the captain and his wife would steal our hearts and become life long friends!
Captain Denny is so much more than just your captain. He would take our family on daily excursions. If we wanted to snorkel he would go with us. Partly to ensure our safety and also to show us the most amazing spots. He would dive down and pick out things to show us that maybe we wouldn't normally see otherwise. If we wanted to go inland to hike he was more than happy to take us and show us the sites. I say all this because Captain Denny has been coming to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands for over 30 years. So if anybody is qualified to show you around I believe it would be him. Having a captain that can be a personal tour guide is an extra bonus. Captain Denny is very knowledgable when it comes to the history of the islands. All of these features make a good combination for a great adventure. Everyday that was defiantly fulfilled!
Now let's talk about the sweet little Texan who can cook up a wide variety of flavor and cocktails to match. I like to call her Mrs. Pam. She truly shows her southern hospitality! My family was not only introduced to her kindness and generosity but her cooking. We are from the south but her variety of food exceeded expectations. Let me remind you we are on a catamaran on open waters. My family and I felt like we were at a 5 star restaurant. Also that was eating three meals a day. Truly an outstanding experience. Plus she is a great bartender!
My family and I could not have had a better experience. Captain Denny and Pam have set the bar high for all other family vacations. We invited them to join us for dinner the very first night and in doing so we invited them into our lives. Which was a great choice. By doing so we have found life long friends. They truly are an amazing couple. They are gracious hostesses and crew. Traveling with them was so much fun. I like to call our experience where a touch of class and hospitality meet the sea! Our trip was full of adventure and surprises. We were all sad when it was time to go home. But not without lots of memories!
We never felt so pampered on any other vacation
We were two couples celebrating my 50th birthday and my dream vacation came true! Denny and Pam are the sweetest people and we couldn't have asked for a better crew! Captain Denny is very professional with his sailing skills and he even saved another sailing boat that became loose from its mooring ball! He knows the islands very well and took us snorkeling ,hiking and to unbelievable beautiful beaches. Pam is always surprising us with her food creations and amazing deserts! My favorite was the blueberry cobbler! She also keeps the boat spotless and we never felt so pampered on any other vacation.In the evenings we were sitting together with the drink of our choice telling jokes and lots of laughter! We will always treasure our time with our new friends Denny and Pam!
A spectacular experience for our whole family
"We had an amazing trip aboard the Whisper this past week with Captain Denny and Pam! This was a very special vacation for us and their wonderful hospitality and attention to detail went far beyond our expectations to make this a spectacular experience for our whole family. We enjoyed all the bays we stayed in and the recommendations for things to do in the BVIs - the Baths, the Indians, Leverick Bay Pirate Show, Cane Garden Bay and not to mention Pam's wonderful dishes.
They both were so amazing with our kids making sure they had just as good of a time as the adults. My kids loved that Capt. Denny snorkeled with them, fished with them and took them to a pirate show. They even got to steer the boat and help with the sails! We couldn't have asked for a better crew for us or the kids.
If you are looking for a great charter with your family, you won't be disappointed, you will have a wonderful time on the Whisper!"
This was the most memorable trip we have ever taken
WOW what a fantastic trip my wife and I just had on the Whisper 42 with Captain Denny and Admiral Pam. Denny is a very knowledgeable captain and Pam is a very good chef and keeps the boat very very clean. We had 8 days of doing nothing but enjoying the beauty of the islands, enjoying very good meals, snorkeling every day, watching the rain fall and the beautiful sunsets. This was the most memorable trip we have ever taken. Thanks again.
Highly recommended for anyone seeking a taste of paradise.
My husband and I spent 10 days aboard The Whisper over the New Year holiday, and had the most welcome adventures of recent memory. With multiple stops across four different islands, one destination was more beautiful than the last. Captain Denny was so knowledgeable both about the sail and the islands - which made for a fascinating ride. In fact, the only thing more fluid than the crystal Caribbean waters was the lovely conversations we had with our crew. Pam is an absolute natural in the kitchen and we ate like royalty! As we bid our new friends farewell we took with us from the Whisper some wonderful memories...and a few delicious recipes!! Highly recommended for anyone seeking a taste of paradise.
- T. Tolan, NYC
We cant wait for our next trip coming up in 2014!
Dear Pam and Denny,
Just a note to say thank you so much for the fantastic voyage! We so enjoyed every aspect of our sail on your fantastic Whisper. You made our trip so enjoyable; you two really know how to make your guests feel at home. The boat was so pristinely clean at all times (yes, Im a clean freak) and the food and drink were so good, well above what weve had on other boats. Thank you again for making everything so perfect for us and we cant wait for our next trip coming up in 2014! Have a great New Year and again, thank you so much for the wonderful treatment and the great times we had. Terri S in GA
\"The food was OUTSTANDING and PLENTIFUL!\"
Jenny and I and our kids had the absolute BEST time aboard Whisper. The food was outstanding and plentiful. Jenny wishes she could cook as well as you do. My son loved all the fishing and was so thrilled to catch that big spade fish. Its difficult to beat fresh fish caught by your own son! The snorkeling at the Indians was amazing but The Baths on Virgin Gorda was probably my personal favorite. Since wed never stayed aboard a boat before, we were a little anxious about feeling cooped up, but your catamaran is so spacious and the cabins so comfortable, we felt we were right at home. The stability of a catamaran is truly amazing. We enjoyed ourselves so much and are looking forward to doing it again.
Thanks to you and Pam for such an awesome vacation in Paradise.
The boat was so pristinely clean at all times and the food and drink were so good
Just a note to say thank you so much for the fantastic voyage! We so enjoyed every aspect of our sail on your fantastic Whisper. You made our trip so enjoyable; you two really know how to make your guests feel at home. The boat was so pristinely clean at all times (yes, I'm a clean freak) and the food and drink were so good, well above what we've had on other boats. Thank you again for making everything so perfect for us and we can't wait for our next trip coming up in 2014! Have a great New Year and again, thank you so much for the wonderful treatment and the great times we had.
Highly recommended for anyone seeking a taste of paradise
My husband and I spent 10 days aboard The Whisper over the New Year holiday, and had the most welcome adventures of recent memory. With multiple stops across four different islands, one destination was more beautiful than the last. Captain Denny was so knowledgeable both about the sail and the islands - which made for a fascinating ride. In fact, the only thing more fluid than the crystal Caribbean waters was the lovely conversations we had with our crew. Pam is an absolute natural in the kitchen and we ate like royalty! As we bid our new friends farewell we took with us from the Whisper some wonderful memories... and a few delicious recipes!! Highly recommended for anyone seeking a taste of paradise.
The most amazing vacation we have ever had
My family recently returned from the most amazing vacation we have ever had. We sailed on Whisper for a week cruising the BVIs. Dennys skills as a captain brought us to different bays, beaches and islands with every day being a new adventure. His knowledge of the waters and different islands made it so interesting for all of us whether we were sailing, snorkeling, hiking fishing or just relaxing there was always good stories to be told. His first and Best mate Pam is a chef extraordinaire, photographer, bartender, housekeeper and experienced deckhand always keeping us safe, well fed, comfortable, and laughing a lot. We really enjoyed getting to connect with our kids (no iphones or ipads) playing games each evening while the sun would begin to set and the aromas of another fine meal was being prepared. From the time we boarded to the time we departed Denny and Pam always had one thing on mind us! They are very focused on making sure everyone on board is happy at all times and while they are at work every day making our experience like a dream in paradise they also became our close friends during our trip. You could never experience such impeccable service and adventure by checking into a resort where you become one of many guests. Having the freedom and ability to see so many places during the week made it the vacation of a lifetime! We cant wait to return to the BVIs.
David R. Franklin, MA