Dear Jen and Chester,
Thank you for the most incredible week sailing the BVI’s. This was our first boat charter and you both set the bar so high we don’t know how we will ever go on vacation again! From the moment you greeted us on the dock with champagne, to our last morning when you had to drag us off the boat kicking and crying, you two were the ultimate hosts. Jen your meals were eagerly anticipated and savored by all of us (we were so sad to miss a Jen meal on the one night we ate ashore!). Chester, whether you were navigating Euphoria or pulling the kids on the back of the tender, we always felt safe having you in charge (well Jen is actually always in charge…😉). You were both always there, but never hovering. Anything we may have needed, you anticipated even before we thought of it. You welcomed our friends on board making them feel as welcomed and comfortable as we did. You made us laugh - a lot!
From the sunrises, to the sunsets, the amazing snorkeling, the pristine beaches, the fun watersports, the napping, the coveted cocktail hour(s), the endless game playing, there wasn’t a moment that we weren’t happy. You two started out as our amazing crew. You ended up as family. Please come visit us!
xoxo Amy, Adam, Kate, and Casey
PS: If anyone is thinking of chartering in the BVI’s and are unsure post-hurricane, don’t hesitate!
The islands, the water, and especially the people are beautiful and welcoming!
If you’re trying to decide which boat to charter - Euphoria is hands down the boat to choose! She is a beautiful (mind-blowing) vessel, but the best part is you get Jen and Chester as your crew and you simply can’t do better!
Dear Jen & Chester,
We have had the most amazing week with you on board the beautiful Euphoria. This is as you know, the first time we have chartered a boat and I feel like we really struck gold with you guys!!!! You made us feel super welcome aboard and looked after our every need with good humor, grace, and real professionalism. I cannot imagine a better crew in the entire Caribbean! Jen, you cooked up a storm and we will never forget your Easter bunny cake nor the fabulous birthday celebration celebrations for Steve! We have had brilliant fun, every single day - the time has flown by. We are all leaving with heavy hearts - back to the cold and drizzly UK... Our holiday on the Euphoria with you chaps looking after us, will be a VERY hard act to follow.
HUGE thanks again!
Jane and Steve
Broker provided comments March 2018
Name: David T.
Yacht: EUPHORIA 60 with Chester and Jen Le Rouge
Charter Dates: 03/18/2018 12:00pm to 03/24/2018 12:00pm
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5
5 being the highest 0 being the lowest
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Very much so. We really enjoyed our time with the crew.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes! Spotless and the perfect size for 6 + the crew
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
4. Was the food good and well presented?
The cuisine was exquisite, delicious and one of the highlights of the trip.
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes, each day was as good as the last. Chester did a wonderful job of laying out the itinerary each day.
7. May we post this review on our website?
8. Additional comments on your charter?
The BVI is beautiful. It was nice to see how much progress was made after the storms. Each island was as beautiful as the last. Each island had it’s own excursion concept to offer for the trip. With all that, we’d still say the highlight was the crew followed by the boat(yacht). They, Chester and Jen, were awesome and the trip was perfect. It was very obvious that high on Chester’s priority list was the safety of the guests and crew. We all were impressed. We as a group typically find a new place to vacation each year. It will be difficult not to return to the BVI next year. If and when we do, we will search for Chester and Jen’s availability.
9. It is our pleasure to keep you informed of relevant specials / updates for your next charter. When do you plan to charter next?
The group is already discussing our options. If the BVI is on for next year we will think of you first.
Broker provided comments March 2018
Name of Yacht Charter: Euphoria
Date of Charter: 03/11/2018
Satisfaction with yacht charter:
Crew Friendliness: Very satisfied
Crew Knowledge: Very satisfied
Quality of Service: Very satisfied
Professionalism of Crew: Very satisfied
Cost of Service: Satisfied
On-board Cuisine: Very satisfied
Destination/Location: Very satisfied
Watersports: Very satisfied
Overall Satisfaction: Very satisfied
What was the highlight of your yacht charter vacation?
Jen and Chester were an amazing crew. They attended to every detail of our vacation. We had every comfort and amenity we could want. Their level of service was 5 star, and we never felt as if they were hovering. Jen's food was delicious - every single meal! Chester's was very laid back, but we always knew he was on top of everything and we felt very safe having him as our captain. He could also mix a great cocktail ;-) . He led the kids (and adults) on endless hours of watersports.
Jen and Chester were also incredibly welcoming to our friends we were on a tandem charter with. Euphoria became the "party boat" most afternoons, and they were always gracious welcoming our friends on board. We can't imagine chartering with another crew!
Additional comments you would like to make regarding your vacation experience
Some things to put in our file for future charters:
Euphoria was incredible, so the bar is set very high for future boats
We would not want to charter with a crew who owns the boat.
We would want the boat to have its own water system.
We really appreciated Jen and Chester’s respect of environment and how fresh water was in a big cooler that we could refill glasses from all day (vs plastic bottles). Even their sunscreen choice was high end but one that was better for the environment.
While we are probably pretty low maintenance guests, there was never a request we made which we didn't get an immediate "Yes" (most of the time they fulfilled requests before we even made them).
A Song from John
Euphoria boarded, we're on our way
Ocean all around
Chester and Jen, this they say
We won't go aground
Tummies full of fine dining
Perfect cooking just to please
We're all laid back, all reclining
Full of stuffed chicken and cheese
Chester's the cocktail man
He's magic with the rum
I am his biggest fan
Oh what fun!
Time to leave, we say goodbye
Each packed bag makes us sorrier
Leaving the boat with a sigh
Goodbye Chester, Jen, and Euphoria
We raise a glass for a toast
For Jen and Chester our magnificent hosts
Memories we take away
Back again one day!
Thanks guys for an amazing trip, so many firsts! Great hosts, fab fish, lots of fun, fantastic food, fun cocktails.
F-F-F-fantastico all around!
Thank you both so much!
-John and Dorthy
Overall "not too bad"!! Once chester gets the hang of sailing and Jen finishes her course on cooking they'll be away!!
But seriously, a most amazing week. The best snorkeling spots, the most beautiful beaches and the most amazing sunsets have made our holiday so special. Their knowledge of the area is fab and we couldn't have been looked after better. Jen's food has been truly amazing and Chester's napkin folding skills well become legendary! Thank you for such a memorable holiday! Best wishes for many fabulous seasons ahead.
-Rob and Jo
We thank you for the most beautiful 8 days on the catamaran, it was fun and we met the two most wonderful people. Jen, the food was incredibly good. Chester, thank you to for taking us to all the islands and for the delicious cocktails.
-Dennis and Aguieszlea
We were very apprehensive about coming on the trip after the hurricane and our accommodation and boat changes. Chester and Jen's fantastic hospitality certainly reassured our decision to come. We have had one of the best weeks ever!
The food is "5 star" standard even adapting to our food allergies! Euphoria is such a great boat and we both felt very lucky to have had it as "Home" for the week. Quite amazed at the WIFI and storage capability, and enjoyed playing with the boat's toys.
Wishing you the best for the coming years and very happy and wiling to refer people to come join the fun on Euphoria!
Lots of love
Kevin and Claire
P.S. Great cocktails!!
Jen and Chester were awesome! The kids loved and parents loved!! Perfect food, Perfect itinerary. The kindness and flexibility of Chester is to be highlighted. Same for Jen with her culinary skills. Anyway, it was all the best and we are already making plans for the next year. I've already talked to 3-5 families that want the same experience and want Chester and Jen!
Exceeded expectations! Food was above and beyond! Five star we would say and we eat all over the world!!
Fun and experienced staff. The boat was nicer than expected. Took us to great places and the itinerary was exactly what we had hoped for, as though Chester made it just for us!
Our first experience has changed the way we look at travelling now. We usually go to Hawaii, but will consider coming back to the beautiful BVI’s again and again!!
Very professional, competent, and a lot of fun! We wouldn’t charter now with another crew!