New Years 2011-12 All inclusive
Joe & Carol
On behalf of everyone we can't thank you enough. This went far beyond my expectations. Everything from your cooking, the islands, the water and the people we met. Thank you for dealing with our late nights and our mess every day.
We will be back again for sure, Bobby W
Great trip, beautiful islands, warm hospitality, tasty food and good people! We really enjoyed the trip and will highly recommend it to others and will definitely do this again. See you soon!! If you are in Chicago, give us a call
Best week ever! Your meals, guidance and conversation definitely made our trip! These memories will last us forever. Thanks! Amy Amy.k
Words can not explain this past week. The beautiful sailing and islands, delicious cooking, warm hospitality made this one unforgettable week. You have made our engagement truly special. No wonder it is called the Sea Of Love! We can't wait to come back on. We hope you take us back. Lots of Love, Julia G
Joe & Carol,
This week has been the most amazing of mine and I am sure of everyone elses lives. We are so lucky to have picked your boat and I am sure we will be back next year and annoy you with our drunkenness some more. Caro, thank you for cooking us an amazing storm of meals and I look forward to stealing some of your recipes. Haha
Joe, thanks for driving the boat and staying up late to make sure we didn't drown and die. If we didn't have you I'm sure we would have wrecked everything.?
Bottom line we will miss you and can't wait to share our pictures w/ you ? Love, Ieva
Thank you for an amazing week, I enjoyed every minute of it. Specially the company. The meals were amazing, the islands were amazing. Finally thank you for teaching us Mexican Dominoes! - Stephan
Joe & Carol
Thank you so much for the amazing week. This vacation is unlike any other trip in my life. The water sports and sailing has been amazing. I look forward to another trip. Thanks, Sara S
Sea Of Love Feb 20-27
Perfect weather! First time to BVI, was so happy to discover you can always find a spot to snorkel, no matter where you moor. Most relaxing vacation of my life. Fond memories 1) beautiful spotted stingray just when I least expected it, 2) Rainbows with your morning coffee, 3) sunsets perfectly positioned for your viewing pleasure
Thanks Capt Joe
Great sailing! First timer and BVI were awesome. Capt Joe included me in the sailing effort and I learned the basics of sailing. Our sail through a rain drenched squall was the most exhilarating moment. Each day's mooring was better than the last ? love the sunsets! Our stop at the Bubbly Pool on Jost Van Dyke was a special treat.
All the best to Captain Joe
Cap Joe, thank you for the 'top ten' of the BVIs. We will surely find our way back! Happy sails and happy trails, Ange & Mike Kuzmecki
Ditto for me. Thanks Joe!
Thanksgiving 2011 All Inclusive
Carol is a terrific hostess. Treated us like royalty attending to each of us individually as well as the whole group. Her meals were well thought out and beautifully presented. She also had everything on the yacht we had asked for in advance. Her role was outstanding. 100% score!!!
Family 3/17/2012 Capt only
Sea Of Love is a beautiful boat that is obviously taken care of. The Lagoon 440 was immaculately up kept and has many amenities that you will not find on other charter boats. The solar panels along the stern provided a peaceful atmosphere as there was no need for generator noise to keep the batteries charged. Captain Joe has a passion for this vessel and the BVI that made it a pleasure to travel with him and his knowledge of the BVI and the well known as well as the little known attractions allowed for a very enjoyable trip. This was by far one of the best trips to the BVI over the years. Kudos to Capt Joe and Sea Of Love for making our family trip the best it could be. Thank you again.
Andrew Dallas, TX
Great trip, better than not hiring a skipper. Came here without an idea of what to do, but Joe was incredibly helpful. His sailing was quite skilled and we never experienced any problems (except for some lumpy seas, but that was nature's fault). We always arrived on time. Joe is very sociable and is great to be with. The boat is filled with amenities and makes a long stay at sea comfortable. I would recommend Joe to anyone who is looking for a good time in the BVI.
Gray (13) Dallas, Tx
Sailing with Capt Joe was super enjoyable. Having had a cat in the BVI for quite a few years and having always skippered it ourselves, I wasn't sure how it would go. But, Joe was extremely welcoming and very adept with the entire family from the two 13 yr old boys to the college kids to us, the parents. Thoroughly enjoyed his participation with the entire family whether it was his poker playing or his participation in and adding to conversations. His suggestions for how to meet the needs of everyone were right on. Oh, and the boat was beautiful! This was a blended family trip with sailors and newbies alike. We had hoped for an unforgettable bonding and fun experience and I believe ewe got more than what we bargained for
The Sea Of Love Experience: Our family had a fabulous week with Capt Joe on the Sea Of Love. First, the boat. A very comfortable 44ft cat. All four cabins made our family of 7 very comfortable. The galley was easy to manage, the stern family area was great for dining or just playing games and the bow was great for relaxing or sunning on the tramp. The fact that Sea Of Love has solar panels for power regeneration was nice?no engine noise to recharge the batteries and the panels look cool too!
Capt. Joe was a great Capt. Some of us are sailors ourselves, but were happy to have Joe at the helm. During ?downtime? he was fun! Although very laid back, you have to watch out for his sneaky sense of humor.
ALL FUN! We will return
Bob Dallas, TX
Thank you for such a fun trip. It was the first of a kind for me so I don't know what else to say but it was fun! Captain got us where we needed to go and kept us entertained very well. If it weren't for him I'm sure the trip would have been much more stressful. From playing cards with us to telling jokes, he was fun to be around and helpful and encouraging to talk to.
3/31/12 Capt only
Wow! What can we say! Beautiful Islands, beautiful boat! Great company!
Our kids were kept so busy with fun and unique activities they were begging for rest!!
Will be back! Great trip for a family
To say we had a fantastic time is an understatement. Capt Joe knew his way around the islands like a true seaman. Great Ports, great activities, great time!! The whole family had a special life experience. We snorkeled, scuba dived, paddle boarded, kayaked and hung out at the beaches. A superb mix of activity and relaxation. DO NOT hesitate to come to the BVI and have Capt. Joe take you!
Great dream trip. The islands are as close to perfect as you can get. There was a lot for our family to do; I was never bored. I can't wait to brag to my friends about the scuba, snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc. The boat was a great size and I was comfortable the whole time. Awesome trip!
I loved all of the available activities!
Took us to many gorgeous places!
Pirate show was the best!!!
Snorkeling - awesome!
Kayak and paddle board very good!
Many places on boat to relax!
Mexican Dominoes ?
Amazing! That's all I have to say. The trip was beautiful and we got to see almost all of the BVIs. We were never bored and had plenty of activities to do. Also we had time to relax and escape. It was a dream trip
April 5 - All inclusive
To Captain Joe and Carol,
This trip was a fantastic experience. All the places that you took us, the boat, but especially Carol's food. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Zulma , Puerto Rico
Thank you for the wonderful trip
John (age 9)
This was a first class experience. Capt. Joe and Carol are extraordinary hosts. The boat, food and tour are great. Thanks for everything
This was a champagne wishes and Caviar dreams experience. The best on the sea experience we ever had. Joe and Carol are on top of everything, always with a smile. Thank you! Keep on loving @ the Sea Of Love!
Carlos and Vanessa
Carol & Joe Sea Of Love
This has been an experience we will remember for a lifetime. We have enjoyed it very much: the beautiful places that you have taken us, the food, wonderful food!, the service you provided us and the comfort of your boat. Thank you for providing us a fantastic time, vacation!
Giannina, Naia (age 4) and John M.
June 15, 2012 Capt Only
Sea Of Love was our first charter experience and will be back! Boat, BVI's, weather, all beautiful. Joe is an accomplished sailor and knows all the best spots. Virgin Gorda, Peter Island, Cooper Island now our favorites. Great way for families to reconnect. Thanks again for a great trip!? Jim V.
Sea Of Love- thank you for showing us around the BVI. I had a blast. You have a fantastic boat! Carrie S.
Sea Of Love is the way to see the islands, by boat. It was a wonderful trip with wonderful friends. Terry S.
Had a wonderful week seeing the BVIs on the Sea Of Love. We enjoyed beautiful weather with wonderful friends. Ann V.
Thomas ? Captain only ? July 3, 2012
Capt Joe ? another great trip through the BVI. Your ability to listen and make our trip new and interesting made for lasting memories. I appreciate your patience and willingness to teach the necessary skills to assist around the boat. I hope your continued skills and enjoyment in your future charters and in retirement.
Paul Prather Auburn, WA USA
Joe. Thanks for making our first sailing trip an amazing and memorable event! The boat is ideal for a group like ours to build a lifelong adventure of special times. We wish you the best in your future and you can rely on us as testimonials whenever needed.
Jack and Alice Clyde , Montana
Captain Joe ? Already looking forward to our next sail on Sea of Love. Great suggestions on new places to visit and explore. Thank you for always spotting the closest place possible to the beaches. Great galley for creating meals. Love the outdoor space and games in the evening. Everything I had hoped for and more!
Joe - For myself, I appreciate the ability to feel at home while away from home. Thanks for being so accommodating. This was a once in a lifetime experience for me. Thanks for making our 50th birthday celebration so memorable. I hope to snorkel again one day and I'll remember all your advice and tips for how to have a better snorkel experience. You're the best!
Captain Joe ? Just a little added extra from my husband and me. I love the way you park your boat! Very close to the beach so it as easy for your passengers to get on and off the boat. Love your sailing too! ? Alice and Jack
Joe ? This was an amazing adventure! I can't thank you enough for all you did to make this trip be an event of a lifetime. I love how you always found the best buoy so that snorkeling was just a couple of kicks away from the boat. I appreciate how you found so many ?new spots? for those who have been on the waters before. I wish you the best in your future!
July 2012 All inclusive
Capt. Joe and Chef/First Mate/Awesome Carol,
This was our second charter sail - something we've looked forward to for 20 years! It was beyond our dreams and expectations.
Capt. Joe did a perfect job carting a trip that was perfect for our family - just the perfect balance of sailing, swimming, snorkeling and relaxing! Joe was particularly helpful with his patience and guidance with his snorkeling tips.
Carol outdid herself to make our trip a happy, memorable, fun and INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS ONE! Each meal was thoughtfully and creatively prepared - from the apps to the soups, salads fish and to-die-for desserts - AMAZING. We did not even think about "'food" being such a special memory on our sailing adventure, but Carol certainly made it a highlight. Always fresh and always served with a bright smile!
So here we are 20 years after our honeymoon sailing trip, enjoying every minute of this trip with our teenage son and daughter - it's a celebration of our 20th anniversary, my 50th birthday and our final family hurrah before Matthew's off to college in 3 weeks. We couldn't have asked for a more spectacular setting together :) Joe and Carol were the perfect balance of attentive and fun and made our time on the Sea of Love a dream come true!
Marc, Catharine, Matthew, Eliza
Great Time in BVI's! Hurricane Season and weather was excellent for most of the trip. Sea of Love is a nice catamaran in great working order. Joe is laidback and goes with the flow. - Ken
Great Time and great diving - thanks Joe ---Matt
I'm on a boat! Best beach trip ever, hitting so many beaches in one week. The Baths was the highlight of my trip! Awesoe diving, the best I've experienced. Thanks - Parker
1st timer in the BVIs ws spectacular! Nothing beats waking up with a cool breeze in the face and a new destination on the horizon, Driving Sea Of Love downwind the Sir Francis Drake Channel, wing-on-wing after a little instruction from Capt. Joe was the coolest ever. Love the islands, love SCUBA, love friends and family, Love the BVIs. -- Drew
We had a wonderful week in the BVIs on the Sea fo Love Islands were great and the snorkling was wonderful. Our favorite stop was the Baths. Thanks - Trey
Terrific week sailing in BVIs! - Amanda