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Catamaran Firefly, 46ft, 6 guests based in Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Weekly Charter Rates

From
$13,200 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To
$16,000 (6 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Specifications

Guests Cabins Length
6 3 46ft
Guest cabin configuration:
2 Queen, 1 Double en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Leopard
Built 2008 (Refit 2016)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: 6 years)
Home port Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard

Special Offer

$250 discount for kids under 15
Details:
Happily offering $250 per child for a 7-night charter.
Maximum 4 children per charter with 2 paying adults.
Maximum age 15 years of age at time of charter.
Matt and Colleen love having kids aboard. Matt happily engages the children in the galley with rolling out fresh pasta, cutting and stuffing homemade ravioli and cookie making. Colleen has a full set of signal flags and kids get to decide what the word or phrase will be spelled out and flown from the yacht each day. More kids the merrier!
Dates:
Available for charters starting now through 27 July 2019
Reservations need to be confirmed before 13 July 2019
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Catamaran Firefly Overview

Firefly offers accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 queen guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms. Firefly is fully air-conditioned and makes her own water aboard. Evenings are enhanced by underwater lighting.

Firefly comes with inclusive diving for certified divers and a professional chef.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

Home port: Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands

Optional Half Board Details

1/2

All meals are included in the regular charter rate, however a 'half board' meal plan is available if you prefer to dine ashore:

Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners on board. Other meals ashore not included.

Green Initiative: Purchase local and organic produce when available. Local fish when available. Ecologically friendly cleaning products (no chlorine ever).

Accommodation

Three spacious queen cabins with ensuite dry showers, electric heads and vanity. Fully air-conditioned for guests comfort. Large cockpit, movie screen for movie nights with gourmet popcorn.

BERTH MEASUREMENTS:

Port & Starboard Aft 66” at the head, tapered to 48” at the foot. 78” long.

Port & Starboard Fwd 48” at the head, 56” in the center, 48” at the foot. 78” long.

Amenities

WiFi Internet: Available on board
Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
BBQ
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Sun Awning
Hammock
Ice Maker
Other entertainment: Outdoor movie theater

Bose surround sound

Beach blanket for picnic

Cushions for trampolines


Water toys

Kiteboarding
2-Man Kayak
Knee Board
Snorkel Gear
Tube
Underwater Camera
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: 4 trolling & 2 spinning
Fishing Rods: 6
Dinghy: 12 ft
Dinghy Outboard HP: 25HP
Other equipment includes:

Kayak is a crystal-clear hulled kayak, Noodles,


SCUBA available on board

 SCUBA Details

Scuba Terms: Introductory offer: diving and gear included for certified divers with credentials. Excludes resort course, which would be additional.
Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Dive Tanks: 12
Captain's Scuba License: Instructor
Dive Regs: 4
Divers: 4
Number of dives per week: 5 max
Night dives: 1
Night lights: 5
Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Colleen & Matt

CAPTAIN: Colleen Korona

Colleen was born and raised in Florida, where she grew up playing on the water. She bought her first sailboat when she was 24 years old, decided to live on it and then sailed it to the Bahamas. Colleen stepped out of the boating world for a while and managed a mental health office with 10 doctors for several years before moving on to working at a nuclear brain-imaging facility. Then the recession came, and she was unemployed. It didn’t take much prodding to head back out on the ocean and do some more sailing. She literally sold almost everything, packed the rest up and spent the next year sailing the East coast and exploring the cruising grounds from Florida to Rhode Island. There happened to be a group of boats heading to the Caribbean in Virginia and she thought, “What the heck! Let’s check it out and head to the Caribbean!” 14 days later they arrived in Tortola, BVI. She spent another year playing, exploring and sailing down to Trinidad, and then the money ran out. Colleen started to pick up jobs on charter boats here and there to have some money in her pocket. Over the next few years, Colleen worked as a first mate on a tall ship and sailing day-charter boats, as well as a stewardess and deckhand on a trimaran and crew on mega yachts in New England. But nothing beats working in the Caribbean! Colleen then got her captain’s license, and now feels very fortunate to have a great office at sea where she can share the beautiful place with guests...read more

CHEF/FIRST MATE: Matt Proto

Matt has been in the customer-service industry for the past 25 years. His career as a professional chef has lead him to the Caribbean where he now uses his culinary skills to create the perfect onboard dining experience for guests. He draws from a wide range of experience to deliver a broad spectrum of flavors and genres, keeping each new day full of fresh ideas. Matt grew up in Florida and has spent most of his life either in or on the water, and he’s been an avid scuba diver since 2006. In 2012, he got rid of everything except for one suitcase full of clothes and started doing seasonal work as a traveling chef. After living in Hawaii, Alaska and Cozumel, he found himself in St. Thomas working in a food truck on the beach when a friend approached him with a job offer as a chef on a charter boat. This is where he met Colleen and discovered the perfect gig. Since then, Matt has combined his love of food with his love of the ocean to create the perfect charter for more than just a vacation experience—but a passion for life and nature, and the desire to share those things with like-minded individuals. Matt is a PADI Dive Instructor and will be happy to show you the beautiful underwater world of the Virgin Islands.

WE LOVE KIDS! Onboard Firefly, we try to create a fun and safe environment for families to enjoy. We offer a wide variety of activities geared towards keeping a younger audience entertained, even when the weather is not ideal. In the galley, kids have an opportunity to get some hands on culinary training, making cookies, fresh pasta, ice cream, or anything else that might spark their interest. In the salon, we have have an extensive collection of games for all ages, and are always up for challenge. We have thousands of movies to choose from that can be viewed on the outdoor theater, and of course can be enjoyed with the flavor popcorn of your choosing. In the water, we have plenty of toys, including tubes and skis that can be pulled behind the dinghy, as well as scuba and snorkel gear for all ages. If celebrations are your thing, come on down! We love doing birthday parties, holidays, anniversaries, or any other reason you can think of to throw a party! So if you're thinking of bringing the family on vacation, let Firefly help make it a memorable one!

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Weekly charter rates by group size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6
Summer 2018 $13,500 $14,500 $15,000 $15,550 $16,000
Winter 2018 to 2019 $13,500 $14,500 $15,000 $15,550 $16,000
Summer 2019 $13,500 $14,500 $15,000 $15,550 $16,000
Winter 2019 to 2020 $13,500 $14,500 $15,000 $15,550 $16,000
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Availability for Firefly:

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.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:

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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Unavailable: Sunday, 10 June 2018 to Sunday, 24 June 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Unavailable: Monday, 25 June 2018 to Monday, 23 July 2018: Unavailable: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 to Friday, 27 July 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 28 July 2018 to Saturday, 4 August 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Thursday, 9 August 2018 to Thursday, 16 August 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Monday, 1 October 2018 to Sunday, 7 October 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 20 October 2018 to Friday, 26 October 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Boat Show: Friday, 9 November 2018 to Wednesday, 14 November 2018: Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Friday, 30 November 2018 to Friday, 7 December 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Wednesday, 19 December 2018 to Thursday, 27 December 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 30 December 2018 to Sunday, 6 January 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Friday, 25 January 2019 to Saturday, 2 February 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Monday, 4 February 2019 to Saturday, 9 February 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Wednesday, 13 February 2019 to Tuesday, 19 February 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 4 May 2019 to Saturday, 11 May 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
On Hold: Tuesday, 14 May 2019 to Wednesday, 22 May 2019: Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*

Hours required between charters: 24hrs

Contact us

Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Firefly!

Best reveiw ever...
I would have traveled in a row boat with Colleen & Matt.
-Toby & the kids
Great Adventure
Every day was a new adventure that helped us to enjoy sailing, as well as learning something new about this part of the Caribbean. Thanks to the both of you for giving us an unforgettable time with you and the boat.

Judy, MJ, and Sarah
Maryland
Unforgettable Trip!
Boat drinks, 5-star food, friendship, laughs, conversation including history and sea stories! Wonderful accommodations, always kindness & great care given out every day by Colleen & Matt. Thank you thank you. We will never forget this week and hold on to the friendships we have made

Tom & Kathy
Syracuse, NY
Incredible Experience
The diving was such a cool experience for all of us. We have been wanting to dive for years, and it was better than we could have imagined!

Bill and Susan
Orlando, FL
The Most Memorable Vacation!
Matt & Colleen,
Thank you for making this past week the most memorable vacation I have ever been on!
Colleen, thanks for making the first few days awesome despite the wind. You made the days fun and the nights a little less rocky. I will miss you and the daily adventures soo much!
Matt, thank you for making me fat lol! Seriously though not only did you surprise us daily with the most amazing meals, but you are so fun to hang out with.
You both have become family! I hope to see you both again in the future whether it be on land or at sea!

Love,
Emily and Drew
January 2018
M & C,
You guys are the best! From being able to feed me for a week to watching me never get my sea legs, you provided us one heck on an experience. As Dr. Seuss would say "Oh, the places you'll go!" Thanks to you two I understand a little better!

Love you both,
Sam
Spectacular Week
Colleen and Matt,
We will be back! This has been the most fabulous, spectacular week!!! I know how hard you both worked, and you have a real gift for making everything fun!!

XOXO-
Amber
January 2018
Colleen & Matt,
Thank you for a wonderful week! You made our first trip to the Islands and unforgettable experience. The food was simply excellent, the days were planned great, and my first scuba was a bucket list item. All I can simply say is thank you.

-Brandon and Michelle
Topeka, KS
Amazing Week!
C & M,
This was an amazing week! Exceeded expectations in every way. We will certainly be back in the future and hope to be aboard whatever vessel you are on. Thank you so much!

-Travis & Mindy
New Years Charter 2018
Thank you Colleen & Matt for a wonderful few days in paradise. Although we didn't get to be on Nadiya, we got to experience the amazing crew. The sailing was fantastic, all the quiet spots you found for us were heavenly and Matt's food was outstanding. And it was truly a pleasure to get to meet both of you.

-Marie
Christmas Charter 2017
Colleen and Matt:
What a wonderful week! Y'all have truly become a part of our family. This Christmas has been truely fantastic. Our elves brought lots of laugh for all. Waking up on Christmas morning was so special for Kaiden and Kinlee. Zach loved the dive with Matt and may be ready for more on our next trip. The beach picnic was such a treat. Both of you have gone above and beyond to make our trip memorable. We cannot wait until next year:)
May the wind always be in your sails.

All our love-
Until next time,
Jill, Zach, Brad, Kaiden, & Kinlee
A New Adventure Everyday
Colleen & Matt,
Thank you so very much for an amazing trip. It was a trip of a lifetime thanks to your wonderful spirit. Everyday was a new adventure - memories we will never forget. It exceeded our expectations and can't wait to come back. We wish you many more happy days on the water!

-Chris, Chaz, Michael, and Julie
Thanks for the Adventure!
Colleen and Matt,
This trip was amazing! It completely exceeded our expectations. The Islands were beautiful, the food was beyond wonderful and the two of you were fabulous. It was fun to get to know you both and learn all about the area. Thanks for taking care of us and making sure we survived the hurricane :) We also thank you for making sure "#6" didn't die (you know who were are talking about)! This really was the trip of a lifetime! We will be back!

-Mike, Melinda, Joe, Biff, Kendra, and Kevin
Fabulous!
Colleen & Matt,
Thank you for making our dream vacation so wonderful! this trip was a "bucket list" item for Bob and I, and it completely exceeded our expectations. You two are an amazing team! From the fabulous food, to the history lessons, and most of all your complete knowledge of where to be and when -- we couldn't have asked for more . Casson and Bennett are already asking when we can come back. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

-Lisa, Bob, Casson, & Bennett
Atlanta, GA
July 2017
Hi Matt & Colleen!
We miss you already. What an amazing week! You two took us to all of the best spots and were so awesome to hang with. Thank you for the amazing food, views, tours, snorkeling, music, laughs, drinks, and your killer attitudes. Life on board be gooooood mon! We would LOVE to come back again soon. Meanwhile, you have plenty of new friends in Colorado. And, just in case you forget us, here are some fascinating memories from our journey here in the Islands.

Love,
Nina
Thanks!
Not much to say, but the best vacation and wedding ever. I will remember this week and everything you have done for us, and for the rest of my life. Thanks!!
Proto Locos 4 Life!
Arog
Once in a Lifetime Trip
To Matt & Colleen,
We can certainly understand why your guests like to hang out with you. You are both so kind to others and to each other. You have built this amazing world for yourselves and we are thankful for the time we had sailing with you. Thank you for your time, talents, and love. It was surely felt. The wedding was beautiful and this truly was a once in a lifetime trip... a thrilling burst of speed in our everyday lives. We love you both and pray everyday for your health and happiness.

-Mom & Dad
Dream Wedding Vacation
Matt & Colleen:
I can't be thankful enough for you making our wedding super especial. It was everything I dreamed of. I love you both!!

-Giuliana
Spoiled
I could have never imagined a more beautiful and relaxing trip, and to top that off, amazing food on the boat! With Colleen's knowledge of the boat and seas, and the history of these islands made for an educational and enjoyable trip. Couldn't imagine a better crew to show us an amazing time here in the BVI. They spoiled us so much out here it's going to be very difficult going back to reality.

Wishing you guys the best!!
Much love,
Dale & Becca
Tops the List
Matt and Colleen,
Thank you for making our vacation the trip of a lifetime! As avid travelers as we are, this vacation is on top of the list - it even beats the Maldives!!
We hope to return again soon! Everything was wonderful.

Mahalo,
Gina & Adam
May 2017
Matt and Colleen,
We had such a great time, thanks for letting us check items off the bucket list! Hope to run into you again in the future.

Mendy and Jeff
Always Coming Back
They made us come back!!! We did - again, and again, and again. Matt and Colleen are the best!

-Mike, Ryan, Lynn, Maggie, and Harriett
Fantastic Truip
Matt and Colleen,
Thanks for a fantastic trip. Cannot wait to come back again. Matt - thanks for taking me diving. Something that I have always wanted to do, and at 64, I can finally check it off my bucket list! So good to meet and get to know you both. Good luck and smooth sailing.

-Robert and June
Best Week Ever
Colleen and Matt,
We can't begin to tell you how amazing this week was - OH MY WOW - water - spectacular, Activities - awesome, food - better than the best, company - so enjoyable!
Matt, thanks for our sons first dive! He will never forget that.
You both are such good people, the kind you don't find everyday; but those who stick with you and make memories. Best week ever!

Best,
Alec, Nicolas, Zander, and Meg
April 2017
Colleen & Matt,
Blue is the color of this week, sparkles on the water, sunshine galore, waves, fish, sand, rock, shells, boats! Boat drinks, 5 star food, friendship, laughs, conversation including history and sea stories! Wonderful accommodations, always kindness - great care given out each day by Colleen and Matt. Thank you, thank you. We will never forget this week and will hang on to the friendships we have made.

Peace and Love,
Tom and Kathy
April 2017
Matt and Colleen,
Wonderful vacation, as usual you guys were the best! Thanks for just being yourselves. Your guys are great at what you do.

Much love,
Mike and Dena
Spring Break 2017
Colleen & Matt,
Thank you so much for an amazing week! Everything we did was so fun! The diving was such a cool experience for all of us. We have been wanting to dive for years and it was better than we could've ever imagined! The snorkeling was the best we have ever done! The hikes were beautiful and the views phenomenal! Matt - the food was AMAZING! The kids are going to be sad when the go back to my cooking! Thank you so much for everything!!!

Love,
Greg, Erika, Kelsey, Taylor, Chase, and Allie

This was such an amazing trip! Thank you so much for showing us the absolute best parts of the BVI! The scuba diving was amazing and I had an incredible time! Thank you so so so much!
-Taylor

Thank you guys so much! It was so fun diving and climbing and going through the baths! There was such cool fish in those caves and I got to practice my rock climbing skills! :)
-Chase

We had the most amazing time! Matt's cooking was insane and definitely better than the college dorm food I'm going home to! Thank you Colleen for being the best captain and cocktail maker! We will miss you!
-Kelsey

Thank you so much! I had the best time, swimming, scuba diving (even though I could do a little bit), and climbing. I am going to miss the amazing cooking. Thank you Matt and Colleen for everything!!
-Allie
Wonderful!
Matt & Colleen:
We can't say enough - IT WAS WONDERFUL!!
Such a great week spent with friends - including you all. Our second trip with you has been filled with an experience of a lifetime: Your knowledge of the islands made our trip really enjoyable. Sailing, scuba, snorkeling and sun - all fantastic. Drinks were fun - the ones on the boat and all the bars on the islands. So many islands, it is hard to pick a favorite, but both St. John and Anegada up there. Matt, your food is incredibly delicious! % stars every meal. Loved the whole trip and am looking forward to doing it again.

-Doug, Melinda, and Elijah

P.S. Come see us in KY for some distillery tours and horseback riding.
P.P.S. Thanks Matt for being such a patient dive master. Great Dives!
Exceeded Expectations
Dear Colleen and Matt,
What more can I say on paper that we haven't already talked about? First and foremost, thank you! We had an idea of how and what to expect but you exceeded every expectation that we had.
Colleen - Thanks again for saving John "from the Indians" - eternally grateful. Your ability to remain calm under pressure is a gift. Matt - Tour guide/Chef/scuba extraordinaire - your efforts in and out of the galley were above and beyond.
Can't wait to do this again with you both.

XOXO
Ed, Traci, Sue, and John

March 2017
M & C,
As I get older my life is all about pictures and memories. You have certainly added to both of my buckets. I am not sure if we will ever make it back, but if we do, it will be with the two of you. Keep up the great work and keep adding those pictures and memories. I hope to see you again, this side of the other!
G & Shanna
Best Birthday Yet
What an amazing week. Thank you for making my 60th birthday the best one yet. Hope to see you again on another sail.

-Judi and Dennis
Exceptional Team
We didn't really know what to expect, but any expectations were highly exceeded! You guys are an exceptional team! We will recommend your voyage to all of our friends! Hope to repeat this magnificent trip soon!

The Little Rock Clan
-Joe and Jaimey
Bucket List Trip
Matt & Colleen,
This cruise was on our "bucket list" and it fulfilled our desires in so many ways.

It is an understatement to say the meals were great - the variety was unbelievable, the presentation was amazing, and the taste superb. It is hard to believe you were able to produce such fine dining meals from the compact galley!

Colleen, your masterful boat handling compares with the captains on the high seas! We were never disappointed with the stops chosen, and your desire to make sure we were satisfied was another positive. Your knowledge of the area helped us do the things we hoped to do. The snorkeling was fun and enabled us to see things we've never seen before. The Baths were spectacular - as were the hiking trails.

Both of you created a memorable week for us in so many ways. Your personalities cheered and motivated us to attempt to many things.

Experiencing heavy blows and tropical rains enabled us to see your excellent boat handling and your desire to keep us safe. Everyday was a new adventure that helped us to enjoy sailing as well as learning something about this part of the Caribbean!

Thanks to both of you for giving us an unforgettable time with you and the boat.

-Judi, MJ, and Sarah
January 2017
Colleen and Matt,
Thanks for the vacation we'll never forget. You guys were the best! Thanks for all your hard work! It was paradise:)

-Doug and Sally
A fantastic Trip
Matt and Colleen,
Although we were together only 5 days, it feels like we've known you much longer as friends. This trip was fantastic, all because of you two. Thank you for the fun times and wonderful memories. It was first class all the way. I hope our paths cross again in the future.

-Barb and Dick
What an Experience!
Colleen & Matt,
What can we say? What an experience!!
The two of you made the trip very easy and enjoyable. We very much appreciate how you molded the trip based on our interests and input. We cannot imagine a better experience here in the islands AND I got to cross scuba off the bucket list!

Best wishes!
Larry & Deanna
January 2017
Every recommendation was a win! Thank you both so much. Best vacation ever and you both were a big part of that.

Thank you,
Colleen:)
Rockstars!
Colleen & Matt,
Thank you both for the vacation of a lifetime! You two were the best hosts we could've asked for. Matt, you went above and beyond with your skills in the kitchen, and Colleen, your knowledge of the islands we visited and expertise at the helm made for an informative smooth sail.
Definitely will be visiting you two again sometime soon.

-Jeff, JC, Tim, Mya, and Pam

New Years guests aboard catamaran FIREFLY said:
There are no words to express my gratitude for the hospitality, above and beyond beautiful meals, and wonderful visit to the islands!
We will treasure this week forever and are grateful for this precious time together.
Thank you for making this experience so memorable for all of us.
Lisa C.
I can say this has been one of the most special family vacation we ever had... you guys rock!
Ricardo C.
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New Year's Charter 2016
The entire family had a wonderful charter cruise December 27-January 3. We had wonderful weather and the ship was extremely comfortable and functional. We all enjoyed the islands we visited - Jost Van Dyke was the kids' favorite. We swam to the Soggy Dollar and took a taxi over to the infamous Foxys. We took a family hike on Norman Island and we had many lovely snorkels.
Yet the most memorable part of the trip was the crew. Captain Colleen and Chef/First Mate Matt planned a wonderful itinerary and made sure we were able to anchor near Bitter End Yacht Club for New Years. Matt's food was amazing - delicious but light and healthy! The kids already commented how we will miss his cookies when we return home.
We would love to some day take another charter cruise with Colleen and Matt.
-Mark, Kathy, Rachel, and Aaron
Christmas Charter 2016
Matt & Colleen:
Mixed weather, a sputtering outboard, rouge jellyfish, and distasteful jellybeans are all part of the positive memories made during our voyage. Add to that, the great snorkeling, scuba dives, lounging beach days, and outstanding meals on board... We know we booked the right boat and crew for our family Christmas vacation! Thank you Colleen and Matt for exceeding all of our expectations.

-Heather, Marc, Marc, and Connor
A.K.A "Marky Mark & The Funkey Bunch"

December 2016
We relaxed, laughed a lot, and really enjoyed ourselves! Thanks and we hope to cross paths someday.

-Carl and Rose
The Perfect Honeymoon
Matt & Colleen,
This trip was everything we could have imagined and more. Each day was a great adventure and we are so glad we got to see so many great beaches and bars. The food was incredible (as if you didn't notice the the clean plates each meal)! This week has been the most memorable week of our lives. Thank you so much for making our honeymoon one we will never forget!
P.S. We have posted a lot of pictures and will be posting more on Instagram

Thank you again!
Love,
The Honeymooners
Lauren & Griffin

P.S. No one will believe that an Eagle Ray was in the dinghy! Luckily we have proof.
November 2016
Colleen and Matt-
We cannot thank you enough for a week full of adventures, family memories, and experiences of "firsts". John and Jill were over the moon excited to share the VI and BVI with Kaiden and Kinlee. You have made the boat life a new way of life that we all enjoy. You both provided all of us -three generations- an experience and adventure to be remembered forever. Kaiden loved snorkeling with the barracuda and being Matt's sidekick. Kinlee, the adventurous five-year old, loved everything from fast rides, to learning to snorkel in the caves, and riding the swan.
Both of you have become an extension of friends and family to all of us. We are FOREVER thankful. Swimming, snorkeling, laughing, sailing, movie watching and lyric reciting laughs are to be remembered for years to come.

All out best - until our next sail,

Sara, Joe, Kaiden, and Kinlee
Kids Comments July 2016
Dear Matt & Colleen,
You guys were awesome crew members, great friends, and awesome pirates. I really enjoyed spending 2 weeks with you and maybe we will come back next year and all dive together. I will miss y'all very much and hope you have a good year.
-Netsie

You guys were awesome!
-Davis

Thank you! We had the best time! I loved being on the waters and exploring all the islands with you both. The diving was beautiful, and everything was great. We appreciate your hospitality abd patience:) Thank you for sharing your home with us!
July 2016
Matt & Colleen-
Thanks so much for being our tour guides in paradise! We had such a perfect time and couldn't have asked for a better crew - Colleen our fearless Captain! And oh my goodness the food was SO good! Best wishes to you both and keep it chill down here in the Virgin Isles!
-Daniel
A Glorious Adventure
Matt & Colleen-
What a glorious adventure! Under the fearless leadership of Captain Colleen and besotted by the seductive culinary prowess of Chef Matt. We could've sailed 'round the world and returned with silk and spices, the likes of which the mainland has never seen, but this was a close second!
Thanks for an amazing week.

-Paul
Paradise!
Matt & Colleen,
Thank your for our second wonderful week with you guys, Great sailing, great weather, and great food. Paradise! Matt, thanks for taking such good care of Mike. Colleen, we would sail with our anywhere. Our vacation was PERFECT!

-Mike & Lynn
June 2016
To Matt & Colleen:
This trip has been such an amazing experience for us. We got to do things we never thought we could. Loved The Baths!!! We never even knew such a place existed. The food was beyond compare, but of course we know what a great Chef Matt is:) The boat is so comfortable and the personal touches and amenities made this such a relaxing vacation. Colleen, we are so sorry to have to leave, but we will be back for sure. We packed an awful lot into 5 days with Matt's sailing. We are looking forward to sharing all of our wonderful photos.

Love,
Christi and George
April 2016
Dear Colleen & Matt,
What a pleasure to meet you both and share this magnificent week with you!
Thank you Colleen, for your navigation skills. We valued your "spot on" suggestions for activities and sites.
Matt - we cannot thank you enough for all of your efforts making the most amazing and creative meals for our family. What a treat! We also appreciate all of your engagement with our girls - inviting then to cook and snorkel with you.
We had am amazing time with you and your family. You created an environment for us to enjoy our family time and time with our friends - Thank you!

Thanks very much for the great time! Great hospitality, great food and your attention to all the details. A very memorable trip. Come visit us!

-Jim
Larchmont, NY
Kids Comments April 2016
Dear Colleen & Matt,
Thank you for the amazing experiences. You have picked the best Islands, made the best food, and we had the best time:)
-Lauren

Thanks for my trip. I had a lot of fun with you guys. Matt, you are the best Chef. Colleen you got us through those storms. Together you guys are goofballs, I like that:) I hope I will see you next year!
-Morgan

Thank you for sailing us around!! Thank for the best food EVER!! Miss you guys!
Love,
Bridget
Enjoyed Every Minute
Colleen & Matt,
Thank your for a great trip and all your patience with our crew! We really enjoyed every minute and hope to see you in the BVI another day!

Best,
Amy and Michael
Austin, TX
February 2016
Colleen & Matt-
Thank you for a great trip! We can't say enough about the awesome food! Matt's an amazing chef and Colleen you never missed a mooring ball!

Perfect-
Al & Shelby
Fair Haven, MI
Dream Trip
Matt and Colleen,
What a fabulous week we've had with you! This has been a dream trip for me for years, and its everything we hoped it would be. Colleen, you're a great captain, and Matt, you're a talented Chef.

Thanks for everything!
Lance and Pam
Chesterfield, MI
Came as strangers left as family
Colleen & Matt,
From the first moment we set food on the ship, we knew we found our BVI home. Your attention to detail, warmth and ability to "read" our family made this an epic vacation and adventure. We arrived as strangers and clearly left as family!

See you again,
Steve and Angela

Addendum: Thank you so much Matt and Colleen! I could not have imagined a trip as enjoyable as the one I had because of both of you. It was a blast spending the week with you two and I wish you the absolute best!

The Perfect Celebration
Colleen and Matt-
Thank you so much for a great vacation in the British Virgin Islands. This was the perfect celebration of my graduation. You far exceeded our expectations.

Best,
Megan, Cait, and Vince

P.S. Matt, you're an amazing chef
Lovely Experience
Colleen & Matt,
This was the most amazing 3 days/nights. Loved everything about the entire experience. Thank you so much for fantastic accommodations, hospitality, friendship, fun, and laughs. Oh yeah...and the food....so, so, so amazingly delicious, healthy, and satisfying with beautiful presentation.
Thank you so very much
With love and hugs

Sharon and John
Wonderful Adventure
Matt & Colleen,
This was a wonderful adventure. Thank you for your kind and fun loving care. Your really made the journey fun, light, and easy. We will continue to have fond memories because of you!

All the best and many blessings,
Marty and Dave

P.S. You raised the bar for good service!
January 2016
Dear Matt & Colleen,
The trip was awesome!! You were wonderful to us and I greatly appreciate everything you did for us:) Stay safe and happy

'Til next time,
Lynne
Christmas Charter 2015
Never put too much in stock in the weather report! Although our week of December 19-26 was forecast to be rain, rain, rain, we enjoyed 7 days of sunshine only punctuated by brief and impressive bursts of rain. Our wonderful crew, Capt. Colleen & Chef/First Mate Matt, seemed to always be one step ahead of the weather (and the crowds), buttoning up the boat before storm bursts, and arriving in the harbor in time to catch choice moorings on the biggest week of the season.
The highs were many - superb snorkeling (and multiple sightings of spotted eagle rays), excellent hikes, a bit of Christmas shopping, and the nonstop parade of five-star meals from Matt! It is hard to express how much we loved his cooking!! Great nightly games of hearts - never be afraid to shoot the moon!

-Cindy, Bob, Emily, and Elizabeth
Rhode Island
Incredible Vacation
Colleen & Matt,
Thank you for a wonderful time and an incredible vacation. You are the Best! It was great meeting you and you will certainly be recommended. If you ever decide to visit Puerto Rico, feel free to contact us.

-Luis and Paula
Memorable and Unforgettable
Colleen & Matt,
Thanks for having us and for making this a memorable and unforgettable week. We will be back!

-Laudes & Junando

Reviews for Firefly with previous crew:

We had a wonderful family trip & appreciate all that Ale & Kamille did to make our vacation memorable.

Ale & Kamille were friendly and accommodating throughout the trip, and we greatly appreciated all their attentive efforts to make us comfortable.

We loved Firefly and found it to be comfortable, clean, and well-appointed. Our favorite aspect of the yacht was the stern deck where we enjoyed many memorable meals and late-night card-playing.

Food was interesting, flavorful, well-presented, and mindful of our dietary needs and preferences. We very much appreciated our crew’s efforts to help us celebrate our son’s birthday aboard Firefly.

We enjoyed our itinerary and all the special anchorages and vistas.

We appreciate all the professionalism we experienced with Sailing Directions, and would recommend their service to others

Thank you so much! We enjoyed a memorable family vacation :-)

Christian K, aboard Catamaran Firefly sailing the Caribbean Leeward Islands

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