Yes, the yacht was ready and waiting and the crew welcomed us like family.
Our week on Good Vibrations was the trip of a lifetime, you made my 50th Birthday, the trip I will never forget! From the moment we got on board, to the last night of decorating for my special birthday, you pampered us with first class service.
Food and drink better than any 5 star resort and never ending. Petra's cooking was delicious, every meal was memorable and better then the last. And you make it looks so easy. Sherita, with her uplifting happy spirit, was always keeping our drinks full and making sure we were happy. Your dinner table decorating was so much fun each night! Lastly, Captain Don - you know these islands like you have sailed them forever, always accommodating and answering all my questions about what I was looking at as we sailed. You had great ideas for things to do and places to visit. And lets not forget always a great smile on your face!
This entire crew is above and beyond any expectations I could have imagined, we love you and can't wait to do it again!!
Ronni and Jeff, Jeff and Lisa, Tony and Terri ( April 2017 )
I'm not sure we have ever been on such a fun and relaxing trip.
Claire and I felt 'no worries'.
The yacht was everything and more than we could have expected. The room, the finishes, everything about the yacht was first class. It stood out and folks always commented on the color. Dinghies would come around at night to view all the tarpon swimming under and around the vessel due to the spectacular underwater lights.
The crew was first class. They knew exactly where to go, when to go and what to do when we got there. It was amazing to us how many folks knew Petra and how many folks she knew. On shore, or passing another yacht in the water, many folks seemed to know here and wished everyone well. Here cooking skills are incredible. We NEVER had a meal that was not over the top. She was great.
Jose' was amazing. She was always there to get us whatever we needed and would never let our glass run dry, no matter what it was filled with. She truly cared and was concerned about our happiness and well-being. Wonderful mate.
Captain Don was a breath of fresh air. He kidded around and was always working on something aboard to make it better. He was more than accommodating in taking us ashore or wherever we wanted to go. He was a history book of the homes on the islands and the vessels in the water.
Again, I cannot stress enough how great our trip was.
We will definitely plan another. Maybe this time with our children. ...
Steve & Claire (April 2016)
Good Vibrations was beyond my expectations. The boat was beautiful and so comfortable. Petra was so helpful in many ways, helping plan our days, our routes and our meals. She was in close contact with me by phone and texting from the time I knew Good Vibrations was to be our charter until we stepped bare footed on the boat. Petra and Josee even called me after we returned home to make sure we were all safe. Her menus and cooking were perfect from the presentation of the meals to enjoying the wonderful tastes! Josee treated us like Kings and Queens always offering us drinks ( which we usually gladly accepted ), setting beautiful tables and keeping our rooms as if we were in a 5 star Hotel. Good thing Don is young. He was busy doing the usual captain work of maintaining little issues that always need attention on beautiful boats and of course pulling out all the toys that we would decide we wanted for that day as well as toting all 8 of us around to the local beach bars in the tender. The charter was a trip to remember. So much beauty and peacefulness was seen in the BVI and many memories made amongst all of us including the crew. I hope to be able to do it again - it's an experience of a lifetime!
Thank you again for taking such good care of us.
Mary Beth (April 2016)
This past week on Good Vibrations with you was by far our most memorable and fabulous trip to the BVI!! Not only was the scenery breathtaking, but your warmth, great sense of humor, and of course the exquisite cuisine made this a true week of heaven for families. We will never forget Captain Fung Fook with all his “buddies”, nor will we forget the super cool Petra whose personality and unforgettable laugh will stay with us forever. Best wishes to both of you for 2016. We would love to stay in touch. We promise to send you new customers and if you are in Miami or Minneapolis, you have a home to stay at, although we can’t promise meals as good as Petra’s. Many Thanks!!
Dave, Michelle, Sophie, Ron Sonia, Sarah and Jacob ( Jan 2016)
Just wanted to tell you we had a fantastic cruise - easily our best ever - with Petra and Don on Good Vibrations. The boat is wonderful - clean, spacious, comfortable and beautifully maintained. But what really made the trip for us was Petra and Don. Petra is, as you said, an amazing chef; every meal was special, lovingly prepared and beautifully presented. As a cruise director, Petra took us expertly under her wing, using her enthusiasm and knowledge of the islands to create an itinerary that maximized the amount of enjoyment we got from our time.
Don was also a joy - calm and competent, thoroughly knowledgeable, always in good humor, terrific company and great with the younger folks. By the second day, we felt as though both of these fine people were old friends.
I have no words to express what an incredible time we had with Arno and Petra at the yacht. ALL of US have not stopped talking about our days on Good Vibrations
Our week aboard "Good Vibrations" was a dream vacation like none we've ever experienced! Arno and Petra are amazing hosts! Their warm personalities made us feel immediately welcome and at home. From knowing all the best places to snorkel, swim, dine and shop, to teaching our daughters the history of the BVI and how to sail, to playing games together in the evenings while stargazing, we could not have asked for better hosts. Not to mention Petra's fabulous gourmet meals!! This catamaran had everything we could have asked for to make each day fun and memorable. It was a perfect week and we will definitely be back.
Thanks again for all of the help you provided me. The trip was perfect and just what I wanted. I really think that I might be a major repeat customer of GV/Arno & Petra especially as they take her to other locations.
Going on a five-day adventure from island to island through the BVI's is naturally a relaxing and exhilarating experience, especially when you're sharing with friends and family while you navigate this beautiful paradise. When chartering, however, you face being with a crew team whom you don't know personally. My family and I were fortunate to have been paired with Petra and Arno as they instantly made us feel welcome and secure! They gave us the liberty to choose our own itinerary regarding the routes we'd take, the water sports and other activities experienced and the foods we individually preferred! This crew was very accommodating and down to earth making the trip beyond pleasant and exciting! Both Arno and Petra are super well read about the history of the BVI including historic sights such as ship wrecks, marine life, and awesome places to visit in each of the different islands making the trip unforgettable! I would recommend Arno and Petra to anyone looking for all these traits in a chartering crew and will definitely try to go on another trip with them in the future! If I had to point out something negative about this experience it would be that it lasted five days and not 10!
Guests aboard Good Vibe/ Evaluation Questionnaire
It was a beautiful. Of all the yachts we saw all week, it was always the prettiest.
Yes, and we used most all of them.
They were knowledgeable and warm. They treated us like family and the food was awesome.
Yes, they accommodated all our wishes and even made some awesome suggestions..
We loved the snorkeling. Visiting Yost is always great and my first time on the Willy T was memorable.
The food was gourmet. Really top notch!! Everything we asked for was there. We wanted for nothing.