ALIWE GUESTS COMMENTS
One of Our Best Weeks Ever as a Family
We spent one of our best weeks ever as a family in the BVIs aboard Aliwe.
She is a 53 ft Sail cat built in South Africa. We have been on lots of boats, and chose her based on accommodations and the �newness � of this boat along with the size and spaciousness of the galley and staterooms. We were not disappointed. The headroom was amazing, and the electric toilets and showers in each stateroom were great. We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage girls, and each had their own room. We, the parents, had our own state room with a king sized bed where we slept with open hatches at night and could feel ocean breezes all night... loved it!
The crew were very gracious hosts, and most accommodating to our every needs. They were first to rise and last to bed every night, but made sure we were looked after during the trip. Our oldest daughter is Vegan, and the chef made sure she had what she wanted every meal, along with honoring the rest of the family�s request for more traditional meals. We had our choice for a menu (both food /snacks/and bar) and all was aboard exactly as we requested (even the Moet and Chandon Champagne). We were greeted on arrival with wonderful snacks and champagne. Our favorite part of the day was the afternoon when the chef appeared with a yummy tray of snacks and her question of our afternoon drink of choice.
The captain took us to all the highlights of the BVIs, but was open to any requests we had and would sit with us in the galley and go over the charts of the BVIs and let us pick any destination that looked good, total adventure!
We snorkeled, paddle boarded, kayaked, swam, or went sightseeing everyday, basically whatever we wanted to do. The crew were very professional, yet at the same time, became like family and interacted with us on a very personal level when they were not otherwise doing their jobs as Captain and first mate.
After trips, we typically talk amongst ourselves and decide whether we would go again. We all said we were ready to go back the very next day! ~The Miles Family South Carolina
Incredible Food - Incredible Fun!
One of the best parts of the trip was the incredible food!!! So fresh and healthy while still being yummy! And so much of it! We really couldn’t believe the great meals and the variety that came out of that small kitchen! Very impressive! We had one in our party that has serious food allergies and they really worked around those very successfully. It was very much appreciated!We really enjoyed Jared and Savannah…great personalities and a lot of fun to hang out with. It was a fantastic trip and we will book again.
Exceeded our Expectations (comments from previous charters)
Our family had a great cruise with Captain Jared and his first mate Sara. This was our first catamaran trip and it exceeded our expectations in every way! The boat was spotless and recently renovated. Jared and Sara were great hosts. They were very knowledgeable of the area. The food was healthy, fresh and delicious!
We snorkeled, paddle boarded and hiked on St. John with Sara as our guide. We had a great time at Willie T's, a floating bar on Norman Island. We loved the bean bag chairs and the hammock on the front of the boat!
Jared shared his guitar with our son who is also a guitarist. Jared and Sara went above and beyond to show us a great time! Can't wait to come back again! ~The Risings
An Amazing Week
Thanks for an amazing week touring the virgin islands. Your attentiveness and thoughtfulness made it truly special from the amazing food to the perfect destination spots.We’re already brainstorming our next trip with you!
~Annie and Kris
We’ve Lived Here for 17 Years – But You Showed Us New Places and Sites!
You provided us with the most awesome vacation we’ve ever experienced. We have lived here for 17 years, but you still took us to new places and showed us new sites all while working so hard to make it look so easy. The way you work together assured our total relaxation. Thank you!
~Kim and Phil
A Perfect Five Days
I wanted to write and say what a wonderful trip we took in mid-October. The crew spent time giving us our own personal tour and allowed us space to explore as we wanted. This was everyone’s first visit to VI and BVI in which it exceeded our expectations.The chef’s cooking was excellent and very flexible to one of our party guest who was experiencing some medical issues. All of the requested items from drinks to food expectations were on point.
The Captain put us in the prime spots to see the islands, bars and beaches along with providing excellent boatmanship and safety while we were aboard. Their experience and knowledge of the local customs, safety and islands allowed for us to relax and enjoy this beautiful place. Thanks again for a perfect 5 days and we will definitely see y’all again.
A True Escape
What a way to spend a week! This was by far the best vacation we ever experienced and exceeded all expectations. Thank you for taking such good care of us, keeping us safe, preparing us such delicious meals and showing us all the BVI’s have to offer. We will never forget this week. A true escape from reality.
Every Day Was a New Adventure!
We wanted to thank you both so much again for your generosity and flexibility in accommodating our trip over Thanksgiving We honestly had the time of our lives! Every day was such an amazing adventure. Jared and Savannah were so wonderful. They shared stories, made us laugh, and made amazing meals (which my boys are still talking about). The memories made over our vacation will stay with us forever, and I really want you to know how much it meant to us. We hope to somehow make this trip again, and have already given your information to friends that are interested in the same.
~The Stone Family