The Magic Began with iYachtClub
Our love affair with the British Virgin Islands began over twelve years ago when my daughter was married at Mahoe Bay on Virgin Gorda. The very next year we did a week long charter in the BVI on a boat that was fairly old and that had a Captain that drank all day and well into the night. We continued chartering every other year and each time there were issues.
Then the Magic began when we discovered iYachtClub and Charterhouse in 2014. Our experience with iYachtClub and Charterhouse has been simply perfect…and the entire trip surpassed all of our expectations. We have already booked another charter for March 2017 with iYachtClub. Just do it–you will not be disappointed!
Travel Is As Much About the Places You Go As It Is About the People You Meet
“You have been an incredible crew to all of us. The perfect host. This trip was meant as an adventure for us, a chance to visit the beautiful BVI. Of course travel is as much about the places you meet as it is about the people you meet! And we met the perfect people to guide us on our family adventure.
We saw wonderful spots including Bitter End, Francis Bay, Guana Island, and White Bay. We snorkeled at great spots including our favorite, “the Indians.”… Eric, you run a tight ship, careful with all the details. That allowed us to sail in comfort and without hassle.
Without hesitation, you enabled our wishes, motoring to shore or tubing and of course sailing! It was a terrific vacation for us and we have you to thank for it. May our paths cross again in the future. “
~Family of 4
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
Trip of a Lifetime
Our Week on Magic Inspiration was the trip of a lifetime. Jeff and Sandy, you were so accommodating and so much fun that we are glad to now call you “friends”. We were delighted to spend our precious vacation time away with you. Your catamaran is beautiful and in pristine condition. Jeff, your wealth of knowledge in BVI and USVI was incredible. Sandy, such an absolute delight, a gourmet chef, and our yoga master. All of us are very seasoned travelers and know good service when we experience it. We are all planning to return again next year!
~Anita, Jeff, Steve, Janice, Ken and Michelle
We Really Could Rave About Everything
You have an incredible sailboat and we all had an amazing time! Captain Jeff and Chef Caitlyn were wonderful and they were most excellent hosts. Captain Jeff was a confident, skilled captain and Chef Caitlyn quite the accomplished chef! The snorkeling was simply my favorite part and I also enjoy Sandy Cays, the beaches and standing from time to time on solid land :). The food was fabulous, absolutely nothing could be improved upon in that arena! I’ve already shared my experience with some friends and told them to look up Happy Time.
A Life Changing Experience
We are having a hard time coming up with what to say since this trip has been so amazing we don’t know where to begin!
It was above and well beyond anything we could have imagined.
We are so lucky to have been paired with a wonderful crew. The knowledgeable, witty captain and the hunger heroine behind the scenes. Pixie, the food was amazing and plentiful. The company was even better. We all agree that subsequent vacations will probably fall short of the life changing experience we’ve had aboard the HYPNAUTIC.
This salty sun-kissed trip could not have been sweeter, and we are struggling to say ‘‘goodbye’’. Except it won’t be goodbye as we all have agreed that returning is inevitable. We all extend our sincere Thank You for your time, generosity, attentiveness, kindness, and friendship!
~The Hendrix Family
Our Experience Working with iYachtClub was Incredible
My wife and I organized a sailing trip with family and friends following our wedding in St John. We got Kelly Kiernan involved right from the start, and we were very glad we did. The logistics were tricky, and Kelly was superb. She steered us away from trouble on several occasions and found four boats for us in great condition with incredible crews.
Kelly’s attention to detail was excellent, and we benefited greatly from her island wisdom. The entire time, I felt that Kelly was in my corner. She was an advocate and an advisor. To top it off, she is an excellent communicator and responds quickly to email and phone calls. She was always friendly, cheerful, and easy to talk to.
I’d work with Kelly and CharterHouse/iYachtClub again in a heartbeat. Strongly recommend.
You’d Be Crazy Not To Use These Folks!
From the time of my first inquiry until setting foot on the yacht we selected it was smooth sailing. Pun intended! Everything was handled quickly and efficiently. All our questions and concerns were always answered promptly. From what to bring (really what not to bring) to menu options, they were fast and easy to deal with. We would and are planning to use them again. Can’t wait to be back on that beautiful water!!!
We Left Wanting to Come Back For More!
This was our first time doing a vacation like this and Bill and Chrystal not only made us feel comfortable on a yacht, they showcased the boating lifestyle we never knew existed, opening our eyes to the fruits of the sea and the freedom that comes with sailing. We truly left the islands wanting to come back for more. Thank you so much for showing us this world!
~Neil and Diane Wilson
A Fantastic Honeymoon Week
We had a fantastic honeymoon week aboard the HYPNAUTIC.
It was our first time doing a term charter and it turned out to be a great experience. The weather was great, we improved our snorkeling, paddle-boarding, and tarpon feeding skills. Beautiful sunsets and the right balance of adventure and relaxation.
Pixie cooked amazing meals and even took us to find salt fish on St John. Captain Jose was extremely knowledgeable about BVI and sailing, and we felt safe the entire trip. Thank you for a truly memorable experience!
A Great Team – Exceptionally Focused!
We had a wonderful holiday week in the BVIs on the More Amore. Everything was great – the boat was perfect for two families, the outdoor and fly bridge spaces were amply large and comfortable, the boat sailed well throughout, the water sports/amenities were enjoyable by all ages (snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing), the itinerary that Captain Danny co-planned with us worked out well at every turn, and Laura was a wonderful cook making dishes that appealed to all ages.
Danny and Laura made a great team and were exceptionally focused on making it a great week for all of us – their smiles, positive attitudes, and customer-service friendly approach was much appreciated. We highly recommend a sail with Danny and Laura on the More Amore!
~The Goldstein and Barth Families!
Our Overall Experience Was Out-Of-This-World
If you are considering booking with Kelly at iYachtClub, my advice is to 100% move forward with the decision! I recently booked a trip for myself and 6 of my close friends in the BVI and the overall experience was out-of-this-world.
Kelly was extremely attentive to our needs throughout the booking process and made sure that every detail of the trip went seamlessly. Her response time to my emails was within minutes, which is unheard of in today’s world. I am looking forward to booking with her again in the near future and highly recommend her company!
This is a First Class Experience
After not knowing what to expect coming aboard I will take away that this is a 1st class experience. The boat was super clean, we had everything we needed (even awesome air conditioning!). Every day felt like a field trip in paradise.
What a great team. One was always entertaining you while the other was seamlessly getting things done. Being pregnant, I was nervous not being able to join in on the fun. Boy was I wrong! I was able to partake in just about everything with Jose and Pixie making me so comfortable, full and happy the whole trip. The beds were amazing, the food awesome and the company was even better. We will be back with our little ones.
All in All, it Was a Fabulous Journey
What a wonderful week we had on Hypnautic with you and our friends Al and Anne. Al said it all in his note to you, we could just write “ditto!” We want to add a special thank you to you both to being so friendly and attentive to our every need. You catered the trip to Lynn who had sailed a lot and Frank who was a first timer.
We really appreciated how knowledgeable you are in explaining the history of the various sites and also when you admitted not knowing the answers to some or our questions. Jose, you provided a steady even ride even when there were swells.
Pixie you have endless energy, thank you for the delicious meals compelling us to eat more than usual. Five meals a day: fruit, breakfast, lunch, appetizers (enough for a meal) and dinner. Everything was yummy and remarkable considering the one oven.
Other highlights included great snorkeling. You took us to the best spots – we saw turtles, rays squid, tarpon, barracuda and loads of beautiful Caribbean fish. Thank you for always bringing our toys to us, the standup paddle boards were a hit. You found a dancing spot for Al and we all enjoyed that and the quiet coves for peaceful evenings. Thank you for expertly timing our passages so that we hit the sites before the crowds arrived.
All in all, it was a fabulous journey. Thanks to the two of you!
~Lynn and Frank
This Trip Will Never Be Topped
As first-time cruisers we didn’t know what to expect…the crew were fabulous at taking us everywhere.
Our goal was to have 7 days of relaxation which we got with some excitement thrown in. Pixie is an amazing chef! No weight loss allowed on this trip!
All in all, this will be a trip that will never be topped!! We will be back! Life is great on the water. Thank You. Thank You!