It was honestly like we were sailing with family all week
Capt. Andrew and Michaela,
It was obvious as soon as we arrived on the boat that we made the best crew choice. You made us feel comfortable and relaxed immediately. You both were incredibly knowledgable. It was honestly like we were sailing with family all week. The food was the best every day. It truly means a lot that we got to enjoy our greatest family vacation with such a wonderful couple.
Stay strong on the "Gee" Rule
You are an inspiration for my girls and a great example of a strong woman. Please stay in touch you 2
I'm so happy we got to end this trip with a dance party :)
Captain Bananagram & Mic Mak,
Thank you for an amazing trip! We couldn't have asked for a better experience and you guys were a huge part of that! I'm so happy that you will always be apart of my memories for the trip!
Thank you for all of the incredible food and knowledge!
I'm so happy we got to end this trip with a dance party :)
Please come visit is in Vega and keep in touch!
We all had our ideas and dreams of what this vacation would be and you exceeded all of them!!
Cant Ron (Schm Andrew) & Mer Mack
We all had our ideas and dreams of what this vacation would be and you exceeded all of them!! The food was beyond amazing and both of your company here with us was the only thing that compared. Cant Schmanny....once a cheater always a cheater...from one cheater to another :)
Truly going to miss both of you. Thank you for everything.
Be safe & Happy sails!
I don't think there are two better people that we could have spent the week with.
Captain Bananagrams & Mic Mak,
This week couldn't of been any more perfect thanks to you two! The food was absolutely amazing and every island we went to kept getting better and better. I don't think there are two better people that we could have spent the week with. I know you'll tell all your future guests the same about us :)
Please keep in touch and come visit us in Vegas whenever!
So home we go to the snow and cold, but will never forget our week with you both
Thank you for keeping us busy and thoroughly entertained well into the evening. Your bananagrams skills are an inspiration! So home we go to the snow and cold, but will never forget our week with you both. Best of luck in your future endeavors and safe travels. Hope out paths cross again. With our thanks again!
Gaby, Georgina, and Will
The matchup with with Flip Flop, Cap’n Andy and Mac was perfect
The matchup with with Flip Flop, Cap’n Andy and Mac was perfect - we honestly could not imagine a better crew. From the moment we arrived to the very last detail of our departure, they worked tirelessly to ensure our trip was everything and more. They mapped out a route with all the highlights of the Islands and somehow included everything on our long list of requests. It was obvious they put a great deal of time and thought into our custom tailored itinerary, gourmet meals, extensive cocktail list, and daily fun-filled adventures.
We couldn’t ask for a better Captain - Andrew was professional, confident, proficient, and trustworthy. His quiet sense of humor, adventurous spirit and fun nature was exciting to be around (not to mention, he can fold a mean napkin!). Andy’s skills and knowledge of the area made us feel safe and our wishes were his #1 priority. Michaela - wow...she outdid herself with every gourmet meal. She took such care and time in preparing each dish and they were nothing short of incredible and delicious (we have photos of each meal to prove it!). It seems her talents are endless. As our dive guide, she was confident, knowledgeable and took great pride in showing us the best dive spots. Having grown up in the Islands, she has extensive ‘local’ insight and we loved hearing her stories and experiences of her life there. With their combined knowledge of the Virgin Islands, both past and present, they provided great conversation - there wasn’t a single wild or serious question they couldn’t answer. No request was too big or too small, Andy and Mac went above and beyond to show us the time of our lives. It’s apparent they are a perfect match for chartering and their desire to please is a gift. We just simply loved their company and look forward to the next time our paths cross (hopefully our next charter - can’t imagine it without them)!!!
Regarding the Islands themselves, they were inviting and amazing. Since this was my first trip, I don’t have a pre-hurricane comparison, but it’s apparent they have rebounded incredibly well. We had the fortune of small crowds, easy mooring, clean and beautiful beaches, flourishing reefs, vibrant marine life, and very welcoming and gracious residents. Many of the beach bars, restaurants, and shops are open and full of fun - now is the perfect opportunity. I highly encourage anyone considering a BVI vacation to take advantage of the Islands now and in doing so, will also help in their recovery.
Thanks again for everything - this truly was the vacation of a lifetime...we can’t wait to go back! I’ll forward a few pictures as well - we have so many great shots, but I promise to only send a few.
Michaela and Andy were a fun-loving and clearly capable couple that covered each detail of our trip to make the experience truly outstanding.
Our stay on the Flip Flop was better than we could have ever imagined. Captain Andrew and Michaela worked tirelessly to ensure our trip was amazing. For a young couple, they exuded maturity and confidence. Andrew, with his calm demeanor, kept us on schedule with our lengthy wish list of places to see and activities to do and that was not an easy task with our crew of personalities. Andrew’s competency on the water and was apparent. He and Michaela worked seamlessly to get us underway sailing or motoring to our next destination. It was clearly evident that they were knowledgeable and experienced.
Michaela, growing up in the area, had extensive knowledge of the most beautiful dive and snorkeling spots. She guided us on a couple beautiful hikes with mountain top viewing areas that offered a 360-degree view of almost the entire BVI area. Michaela’s intimate knowledge of the islands and the people gave us a glimpse of the local flavor of the islands outside of the tourist areas. Michaela also amazed us every day with daily meals you could expect at a five star restaurant. With the small galley and limited resources, Michaela created magnificent meals down to the homemade pasta noodles. She did not skimp on any detail and clearly took pride in everything she did. Andy was a no slouch in the kitchen either and was a master at unique napkin folding which was a special touch each day.
Michaela and Andy were a fun-loving and clearly capable couple that covered each detail of our trip to make the experience truly outstanding. We will definitely seek out this couple on future adventures.
Lastly, before our trip, were concerned to be a burden on the people of the BVI due to the recent devastating hurricane; however, the local people were thrilled to see us and for the most part we could not even tell the damage that had been done. The common hot spots were up and running with full service. For us tourists, the one positive is that we could enjoy many areas without huge crowds of other tourists. We had the most incredible bays all to ourselves on several nights. We would not hesitate visiting this beautiful area again and encourage you to go now before the throngs of tourists return. The local people need your support and you will not be disappointed.
Eric & Ginger B., Montana
Please just know you both are amazing beautiful souls and your love for the sea will stay with us for many years to come!
Mac and Capt Andy,
I just want to say thank you for an awesome time, even though I wish I could be first mate. You guys are killing it and chilling like you should. Stay wicked smart.
Thank you guys for such an awesome week aboard Flip Flop! I had so much fun and enjoyed your professionalism the entire time. I truly hope we all meet again to enjoy the seas. Food-sun-drinks and friendships. Until then...
Cant Andy & Mac,
We can't imagine being on another boat! You two have it going on!
Thank you for sharing your special spots with us and keeping us active and experiencing what the US and BVI's have to offer. Our week was incredible - hiking, scooters, treasures, sailing, fishing and the most amazing dives ever!
We appreciate the wonderful meals and your extra special touches.
You both worked your bumpah's off and we really appreciate all of your extra efforts to make our vacation absolutely amazing!
We are impressed with your expertise on the water and your professionalism. Thank you for putting up with our crazy crew. Please know if you ever make it to Montana or Idaho - you are always welcome.
Thank you Mac for your help with me buoyancy issues and at the same time keeping it fun for all.
You tow keep doing what your are doing - you are a perfect compliment to each other!
Our week on the Flip Flop was beyond our expiration; however, it is not the boat that makes the trip it is it's crew. We expect we will see you again on another adventure in the future.
Best wishes to you both!
Capt Andy and Mac,
You guys rock! No way to adequately express how wicked fun this sailing BVI trip has been - a total dream come true. Too many crazy fun moments to share - please just know you both are amazing beautiful souls and your love for the sea will stay with us for many years to come! We look forward to continued cocktails and shared times together!
Cant Andy and Mac,
Holy shit, where do I begin? You both showed us the trip of our lives. This trip will be a trip that may never be topped and will be remembered forever. I can't thank you enough for everything you guys did for us. Thank you for letting me caress your beautiful locks Andy!
Sooooooo.........Awesome!! You two are the absolute best! Very knowledgeable and so even keel. Thanks for the saying trips Andy and thanks for the diving treasures Mac!! It is part of my life I hope to come back to and maybe share with my boys someday. Everyone deserves people like you guys in their life! Safe travels and beautiful seas!
Surpassed all of our wildest dreams!
If anyone has ever thought of chartering a Catamaran in the British Virgin Island do it with Andy and Michaela aboard the FlipFlop! It was an experience of a lifetime, one that surpassed all of our wildest dreams. We enjoyed our time on the boat so much, we didn't want to ever leave. The islands were devastated by the hurricanes Irma and Maria, but they are rebuilding quickly and though not a lot was open, our experience was perfect! I wish we were still there!
On behalf of all of us I just wanted to say thank you once again to you and Michaela for a wonderful vacation. We are all sad to be home and enduring the frigid temps of Maryland! Please keep us informed if/when you move on to a larger vessel.
Attached is a little something to remember us by.
What a wonderful way to ring in the New Year!
Michaela and Andy,
What a wonderful way to ring in the New Year! We had a fabulous vacation on board Flip Flop. So glad you were our crew too! Thanks for putting up with 4 college boys too! You both were attentive and great hosts. Thanks for some great memories.
Glenn, Joanna, Charlie, Jay, Ryan and Alec
Andy and Michaela,
Thank you for an amazing and unforgettable week. We had a wonderful Christmas. The food, hospitality, dives and adventures were top notch. Thanks again for a good trip.
Andy and Michaela,
Thanks for the opportunity in letting me with you fine people the past couple weeks. I've had a great time thanks to your expertise. I've enjoyed the sailing and picture taking, the delicious food and your excellent friendship.
I wish you the best in your new adventures. Again many thanks for a job well done.