We just had an amazing time with Andre and Alison aboard Turquoise Turtle ! Both are fantastic hosts, experienced sailors and wonderful people; The food on board is delicious; Alison does magic in the kitchen and is also very flexible catering to various preferences of a family of 5 with 3 teenagers. We did great snorkeling, swimming or just enjoying the sunset with a PainKiller, Andre's specialty cocktail. We visited many highlights of the USV and BVI but with a sense of having built on our trip. Kids also had a great time on the boat, either relaxing with their music, swimming, padel boarding or just taking the time to have time ! Andre and Alison feel you belong to the family; the atmosphere aboard is really relaxed and easy going. We can only recommend the Turquoise Turtle experience. We hope to be back ! Corine, Arnaud
Amazing adventure aboard the TT. Andre, Alison and Lulu made us feel at home on the boat. Their knowledge of the BVI is outstanding. They lead us on the best snorkeling experiences that we have had in the BVI. They also provided wonderful food and drink during our 2 weeks on board. Do not miss Andre's Painkiller. They are the best in the BVI. Alison's bobotie for dinner is a showstopper. If you want to experience the best BVI has to offer book the boat for 2 weeks.
Personally, the best travel experience that is beyond words! We avoided heavy commercialized areas (at OUR request) and the outcome was surreal. Snorkelling over reefs that are hidden gems, hand feeding sting rays on a secluded island (that we basically had to ourselves to explore) kayaking the channels of a breathtaking mangrove, to name a few. Andre and Alison will overfeed you, lavish you with whatever beverage you request in advance, entertain you and provide the most indulgent of holidays.
We loved Andre and Alison's desire to build your PERSONAL adventure! We were never on their schedule-the agenda is your wish list. Wow! We wanted "off the beaten path" and we visited restaurant/bars where everyone called us by name. But the icing on the cake is that we have made friends for life! (If you're lucky, you will meet Dani and John, but only if you're lucky). The trip started with a warm welcome and ended with treasured memories-and a tear (or two). We will be back! A THOUSAND star rating for the only holiday we have been on that was created for us!
We had an amazing trip with Andre and Alison! We spent a week aboard the Turquoise Turtle as a family, the best way to see the BVI’s, and everybody loved it. There were lots of fun outings with amazing snorkeling nearly every day, secluded beaches easiest to get to by boat, beach bars by dinghy, sounds better as the “rubba-duck” in South African speak. There also lots of activities aboard the boat when anchored in coves with kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and floats. And most importantly if you’re going to spend a week aboard a boat, you want your hosts to be friendly and kind. Andre and Alison were always happy and treated us extremely well. My kids really bonded with them as well, Alison was my youngest sons private snorkel guide at times! The food was amazing, even my pickiest child was commenting Alison should be a full time chef. Cocktails and wine always offered or ready upon request. One night we went to Willy T and they even volunteered to supervise the kids watching a movie so we could go be part of the nightlife at Peter Island. They also shared their photography with us at the end of the trip to add to our phenomenal picture collection because there are never enough pictures to capture such an adventure. This was our second trip chartering a boat in the BVIs, and having a couple manage the boat. It is by far the best way to enjoy your Vacation instead of doing it yourself. If you’ve never done it, you won’t feel cramped on this boat. Andre and Alison are now friends and I hope to do another holiday with them!
What a wonderful experience to have met you and have loads of fun. I have such great memories of sailing. 5 years we did it and I have stunning photos to remember every fun bit we had. Sailing is such a relaxing and carefree way of life, nothing quite like it.