“In all ways, a perfect voyage – boat, crew, routes, harbours, food,
company, the islands, weather, more food – you have given us a
spectacular gift, and we have been happy in your care.
“This week has fulfilled – and exceeded – our dreams of a perfect
holiday in the Caribbean. The most wonderful, relaxed, pampered and
altogether far-too-short few days! Mark, you astounded us with your
creative culinary skills and Lynn, your organisation and sailing.
Thanks, both of you.”
Melbourne Australia December 2010 USVI/BVI
This week has been extraordinary. As you know, cruising the Maine coast, was a long held dream of ours. Being aboard Tivoli certainly exceeded expectations, and expectations were high.
itself, is a marvel. So luxuriously comfortable, yet with its steel
hull, magnificiently safe and stable over high seas, a real plus for
the week kneed !
Your crew is a well chosen group, all kind and polite, but so much more; there combined talents greatly enhanced out time aboard. From a ready hand or smile, to the delicious meals, we where beautifully served throughout our adventure. Thank you for making our dream come so alive ! Many memories were made onboard, sure to bring happy recounting in the weeks and months ahead.
With great appreciation !
fantastic trip! All 6 members of our group loved it! Especially
going to Anegada and walking that deserted beach and drinks at
the Cattle Wreck bar, driving the island, and a fantastic lobster
dinner on our last night. We had planned the whole itinerary, and
Whiitey through that in our last day. The girls had never been to
Anegada with Action Quest, so it
can’t say enough about the crew. Their sensitivity to our needs (and
wants!) was excellent! Their wealth of knowledge of all aspects of
True North and the BVI’s and diving truly made me, the Mom, feel
that my family and my daughters’ friends were in an extremely safe
environment, without being overwhelmed with too many details. It was
such a great environment to be adventurous and have a “go for it”
time! Please keep us posted on the plans for Belize. We plan to put
that on our calendars!
None! Well done! The Virgin Islands, June, 2010
It was the most fabulous trip!!! The crew is amazing, and I wish I was there right now. There was nothing left undone or unattended to....we loved every minute!
Fondly, The Virgin Islands, June, 2010
regard to MATAU and the crew we couldn’t have asked for a better
combination. The Catamaran was very spacious with great outdoor
space and well appointed indoor spaces. Everyone had the opportunity
to either find their own place to read and relax or be part of the
group singing and having fun. There were also several spots for
dining and that was nice to be able to change the venue. We are an
active family and MATAU had all the water sports equipment we could
ever need and more.
The real point of differentiation was the crew. All I can say is
Wow! They were unbelievable and so much fun to be with. The service
was five star from the time we stepped on the boat until we left.
Virginia and her crew always had options for us each day depending
how we felt. She organized hikes, amazing snorkeling trips, water
skiing, tubing and always found beautiful spots to anchor and spend
the night. Chris, the Chef was simply amazing. Each meal was a much
anticipated treat that we all looked forward to and appreciated
Alice was so attentive to all of our needs and our kids really
enjoyed her. Jamie made the trip so special as he took us on some
great adventures and educated us on the islands, fish, history etc.
He was always there to take us where we wanted to go and had fun
doing it. I can’t say enough about the experience but when I asked
each of our family members if they would like to charter MATAU again
or try another yacht, each person said, “MATAU with the same crew.”
I think that says it all.
OCEANS SEVEN SQUARED
OCEANS SEVEN SQUARED Testimonials
Just so you know, I think Mark, Dana, Janet and I would all agree that this year's time on the OCEANS SEVEN SQUARED was the best of our three trips together on the OSS, and Janet and I have been saying that it was possibly the best vacation experience of our lives.
P.S. And I would add that sailing from Trapani to Marettimo on a close reach in 30+ knots of apparent wind had me grinning from ear to ear - it just doesn't get much better than that.
This was our third trip on OCEANS SEVEN SQUARED . After the first we
thought our subsequent experiences would be hard to match that first
one. But both the 2nd and 3rd have been magnificent. We are, and
always will be, tremendously thankful that we were fortunate to
navigate stunningly beautiful islands with the equally impressive
talents, hospitality, competence and care that Ross, Nikki, Bridget
and Gareth provided. Another amazingly great experience for us.
Charter guests July 2010