THE ANNEX GUESTS COMMENTS
All I can say is what an incredible adventure in the BVI with this crew! Truly an amazing experience - one we will never forget! Top-notch all the way. And SOOOOO much fun! Lots of indelible memories and etched in our minds forever. THANK YOU Shane Taylor, Anne Taylor and Gabrielle. We all miss you dearly!
The Annex is amazing, we were living the life in the BVI! Gorgeous boat, unbelievable food, cocktails aplenty.... and great friends. We had a blast!
Shane and Ann,
Thank you so much for making this the best vacation we've EVER HAD ! Best friends , the best week, best boat, best captain, best islands, best chef : ) You both exceeded all of our expectations and gave us a week that we will never forget. We can only hope to join you again soon !!
Highlights of the trip : Anegade Cow Wreck, Willie T (twice but once remembered) Jenn and Matt up the mast , Banana Boat/Catamaran/Parasailing, Mustaches, The Hammock
Lots of love and Good Wishes,
Matt, Murphy, mike and Jenn
What was going to be our trip of a lifetime is now our..."when can we sail again" vacation. We LOVED everything about our adventure and were so glad that Shane and Anne were our crew. The fact that we didn't have to make a decision for 7 straight days and we were taken to a more beautiful place each day was certainly the highlight. We asked for an active vacation and were given the perfect balance of activity and relaxation. We would recommend the Gypsy Princess and Shane & Anne to the most discerning guests. It was an absolutely PERFECT experience from start to finish!! We left with great tans, fabulous pictures, a lifetime of memories and 2 new, dear friends! A HUGE Thank you To Shane and Anne ("Shepard & Bo Peep") from your "Lost Sheep" (Matt & Shelley, Jared & Heather)...until we can sail again!!!!
Dear Anne & Shane,
The best surprise was getting you two as our crew. Edward's birthday celebration was above and beyond the best ever!
Anne your meals were fantastic and Shane's cerative drinks were anticipated daily. Your professionalism and knowledge of the BVI made every stop a wonder. Your hospitality was heart felt and we wanted for nothing. We look forward to sailing with you again in the near future. Until then hope to see you in New York.
Overall this charter was above and beyond our expectations. For one of the couples it was their first charter and for the rest of us it was a repeat. Our Captain Shane was very knowledgeable in all aspects of our journey. He also had mad bar-tendering skills, always coming up with great new drinks. Anne prepared fabulous meals which never disappointed. Their cheerful personalities were contagious and the perfect weather all added up to a very restful and enjoyable week. Can not wait to sail again :)
Fondly, Jeanne, Edwrd, Sharon, Frank, Helen and Ronnie
P.S. Hope to sail on the "Shaneannakin" someday!
We walked on board and there was a bottle of champagne chilling with snacks and appetizers waiting for us. Shane Taylor and Anne van Riel were waiting for us with smiles on their faces ready to show us a good time!!! AND THEY DID
Honestly, Shane and Anne were 2 of the nicest people I have ever met in my life!! So full of energy; willing to assist you in whatever you wanted. But, more importantly, just nice honest people. We spent many hours during the charter just getting to know them and their background. I would look no further for a crew for another charter in the BVI or elsewhere. And, if I ever have the opportunity to buy a yacht with a crew, Shane and Anne would be my first choice for a crew.
Thank you is such a small few words to express the memories you have offered Donovan and I as well as our friends. What was a "Bucket List" trip is now an annual one soley due to both of you. Your knowledge and kindness truly make a difference and we thank you for that! Always keeping in touch until 2016 when we meet again!
If you find yourselves in Northern Cal you always have a place to stay with us. Thank you for sharing your passion with us.
Sincerely, Suzi and Donovan
Where do we even begin...Laughter is good for the soul & there certainly was no shortage of that. We came here for a trip of a lifetime & left with just that. We feel so lucky to have made lifetime friends in the two of you. Thank you for being so wonderful. The food, the scenery, the company & the memories were nothing short of perfect. You might have 2 babies made on this trip - we will make sure their names are Anne & Shane:)
Cheers-Until next time...
We loved having Shane and Anna as our crew, thanks to them this trip was so incredible. Shane is an excellent captain, knowledgeable, always willing to please, responsible, smart, good conversationalist and he prepares the best drinks! Anna delighted us with all her dishes, always catering to our tastes and needs; she is the sweetest. Despite their young age, they are very mature and we couldn't have chosen a better crew for this trip. We would hire them again without doubt!
Best trip ever! Thanks to Shane and Anne for an amazing week in the Caribbean.
Thank you for making this the best trip ever! -Jack
This was the best vacation I have ever been on! Thank you so much for everything and I will never forget it. Thanks again -Katie
We will never forget you and this vacation. -The Beercrofts
This was a wonderful family vacation! As Shane as our captain and Anne our chef, we couldn't have been in better hands! Shane and Anne were both very knowledgeable about the different areas we saw each day. In addition, Shane made sure our boys were very busy with fun-filled activities. Anne was a great chef and made sure there were always snacks available after each one of our excursions. Her dishes were not only delicious, but the presentation each and every meal was quite impressive. I would recommend this trip to anyone!
Dear Anne & Shane,
What an amazing voyage you have given us - a trip of a lifetime...and one we will always remember!
Thank you for all the adventures shells, snorkeling, sailing and fantastic food! happy sailing together in life. You two are the best crew!
Love, Pat & Mike