Joe and Lynne Campbell are the Owners and Yacht Charter Brokers of Carefree Yacht Charters®. They welcome the opportunity to guide you through their unique charter booking process, from selecting the ideal yacht and crew to ensuring that you and your group are fully prepared and informed when you step aboard for your charter.
Why Choose Carefree Yacht Charters®?
Joe and Lynne will personally work with you to ensure you have the best crewed yacht charter vacation possible. They are hands-on, specializing in providing the best expert advice and guidance regarding the many details that will arise between the time you inquire about a charter and the time you step aboard your yacht. Their mission at Carefree Yacht Charters® is to know and recommend the best yachts and crews, offer expert advice and guidance at no additional cost, use cutting edge technology and systems to provide their clients with a state of the art web experience and charter booking process, plus provide exceptional customer service from start to finish.
A USVI/BVI Charter Fleet Manager recently told one of his crews the following about Lynne's brokerage:
Lynne is one of the best brokers in our industry, and is a very powerful partner to have on our side. She expects us to go above and beyond with our services, and she sets up charters in a way that allows us to capitalize on that success.
Dare B., Virgin Islands
Joe and Lynne have over 45 combined years of experience in the charter industry and are currently ranked as a top 5 BVI Yacht Charter Company. During their charter tenure, they owned and operated two of the most successful crewed charter yachts in the industry, completing over 300 week long charters in the BVI and Caribbean. Along with their brokerage experience, they understand chartering from all sides of the business: as yacht owners, charter crew and yacht charter brokers. This combination of experience makes them uniquely qualified to understand what it takes to create an extraordinary charter experience. See what their clients have said about their services plus learn more about Joe & Lynne's chartering experience.
About Your Crewed Charter Experts
About Lynne Lynne founded Carefree Yacht Charters® in 2006. Through her intimate understanding of the charter business, top-notch customer service, plus attention to even the smallest of details, Lynne built Carefree Yacht Charters® into a top 10 BVI Yacht Charter Brokerage in its first 5 years. In the past several years, Carefree Yacht Charters has consistently ranked as a top 5 BVI Yacht Charter Brokerage in terms of the volume of fully crewed charters booked within the BVI. Feedback from her extensive list of clients along with Lynne's attendance at major crewed charter yacht shows in the Virgin Islands allow her to continually streamline her list of recommended yachts and crews. Having completed over 300 week long charters in the USVI & BVI aboard her own crewed yacht, Lynne possesses a very unique perspective as a Broker when inspecting the yachts and interviewing crews. Lynne is an Active Member of CYBA (Charter Yacht Brokers Association) and served on the Board of Directors as the PR Chair from 2013 to 2017. Lynne is also a member of IYBA, the International Yacht Brokers Association.
About Joe Joe, Lynne's husband of more than 30 years, joined Carefree Yacht Charters® full time in 2013, but he has served in an invaluable consultant role since its inception. It was Joe's passion for the ocean, sailing and diving that led Joe and Lynne towards the charter industry in the first place. Joe crafted his plan back in 1988, while working as a nuclear engineering consultant in Texas: to buy a boat and sail the world! From there, Joe & Lynne became Dive Instructors, bought a boat, fell into chartering, and never looked back. Having spent 12 years as Captain and Dive Instructor aboard their own successful crewed yacht in the BVI and Caribbean, Joe understands first-hand what it takes to create a trip of a lifetime. This insight weighs heavily on Carefree's list of recommended yachts and crews and allows Joe to serve as your invaluable itinerary guide, weather guru, scuba diving consultant, or to take on any special needs or projects for your charter.
Joe & Lynne's Scuba Diving Expertise
Joe and Lynne have been PADI Dive Instructors since 1991. Not only did they serve as such on thousands of dives each with their charter guests in the BVI, but they continue to maintain their current knowledge as Dive Instructors through communication with PADI headquarters. This communication keeps them abreast of diving news and key standards related to their charters in the Caribbean.
Carefree Yacht Charters® Contributes to VISAR
Carefree Yacht Charters® is a proud Family Member of VISAR (Virgin Islands Search and Rescue). VISAR is a voluntary organization dedicated to saving life at sea and provides emergency first aid services to yachts on charter in the BVI. VISAR is the officially recognized search and rescue organization in the British Virgin Islands providing 24 hour cover every day of the year in close cooperation with the Royal British Virgin Islands police, fire, and ambulance services.
A repeat and family that we booked aboard 67' Catamaran Lir in St. Maarten in July, 2017 said:
Everything was more than great. We loved the islands. Wouldn't have changed one thing! Thanks for all your help. Would love to see the newsletter.
Dan F., New York
A family that we booked aboard 65' Catamaran Lolalita in July, 2017 said:
Lynne, can't thank you enough for your help finding the right charter for our family. The lolalita and it's crew, Gio, Abi and Allen were perfect for us. We had a fabulous and memorable time.
Brian K., Virginia
A family that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Xenia 62 in July, 2017 said:
After a couple of weeks back from our Virgin Island experience, we want to tell you what the trip has meant to our family. First and foremost, your recommendation to go with Tara and Matt for our trip was perfect. Thank you again Lynne for your wonderful help in organizing these memorable ten days for us. This trip will stay in our family memory among the best of trips.
Jorge M., Houston
A repeat client and family that we booked aboard 56' Copper Penny in St. Maarten in July, 2017 said:
This was our second charter with Jim and Amanda and it was fabulous. Words cannot describe how perfect our trip was. I guess to sum it all up and as you know, we are booking another trip with these two...that should tell you how awesome it was!
Kelli D., Texas
A repeat client and family that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Neverland in July, 2017 said:
We had a terrific time aboard Neverland! They were a good match for our family as was the boat. Your insights made all the difference in finding the best charter for us. Thanks, Lynne.
Dana F., Maryland
A family that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Genesis in July, 2017 said:
We really had a fabulous trip! Thank you for all of your help arranging everything. You were way on top of it all, very thorough and accommodating. Jamie and Thea were absolutely a joy and pleasure to be around. We will definitely utilize them (and you) for our future travels. Thanks so much.
Sharon A., Illinois
A family that we booked aboard 48' Catamaran Sweetest Thing in July, 2017 said:
Lynne, Wow. Just wow. Thank you for setting this up for us! I am sitting in the St Thomas airport awaiting our flight home and I can't wait to plan our next sailing trip. Again thanks. Trip of a lifetime.
Tim L., North Carolina
A group of couples that we booked aboard 48' Catamaran Pentesilea II in July, 2017 said:
Hi Lynne, we are fresh off our charter with Dan and Alli and I wanted to drop you a quick note and tell you how fantastic our trip was. Our group resoundingly agrees that this trip was one of the best of our lives (if not the best!) and certainly the most relaxing. Thanks to you Lynne for helping us arrange this perfect vacation.
Erika A., Virginia
I wanted to echo Erika's sentiments about our exceptional vacation on The Pentesilea. Erika once pointed out to me that sometimes you get what you pay for. For this trip, we most certainly got more than that we had hoped for on this most epic trip.
Charlotte and Shane B., Virginia
A family that we booked aboard 46' Catamaran Starfish in July, 2017 said:
Thank you for matching us with them - it was perfect!
Randi H., Georgia
A group of couples that we booked aboard 60' Catamaran Amara in June, 2017 said:
I think this trip really was the one of a lifetime! The communication throughout the year long process was always appreciated as was the timeliness in answers to our (sometimes silly) questions. I have been telling everyone about this trip, and have highly recommended it to all! I want to thank YOU again for all you did to ensure this process was as smooth as possible. We do look forward to doing this again in the future!!
Kim E., Texas
A group of friends that we booked aboard 58' Braveheart in June, 2017 said:
Let me begin by saying that it was a wonderful vacation and one that will always be remembered. You did an excellent job getting everything arranged and keeping track of our timelines. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and to Jerry and Dawn for all of theirs.
Lisa M., Alaska
A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 57' Catamaran Soterion for a honeymoon celebration in June, 2017 said:
Very grateful that you paired us up with Soterion last year and we were delighted to be back on board Soterion again this year!! It was a trip that we'll never forget!! Lynne, we also appreciate your help! You're always quick to reply, easy to work with and quite knowledgeable. I've recommended you to quite a few friends and acquaintances. Thank you, Ben, and Rachel for another wonderful trip of a lifetime on Soterion!!
Wendy W., Georgia
A two family group that we booked aboard 57' Catamaran Raven in June, 2017 said:
Hi Lynne, I wanted to reach out to you and say "thank you" for all of the help that you provided to my family during our first BVI charter experience. Your timely answers to our plentiful amount of questions were always appreciated as was your wealth of knowledge about the BVI and the USVI. Your recommendations about the different yachts and especially the crews was spot on. It was a trip of a lifetime that we hope to repeat.
Jeff J., New Jersey
A repeat client and family that we booked aboard 57' Catamaran Raven in June, 2017 said:
Lynne, we had a fantastic time on Raven with Luke and Erin. It was tearful goodbyes yesterday. And given I feel like the whole world is swaying right now, I still wish I was there. Wanted to let you know that we are referring two sets of friends to you who are interested in chartering. Thanks again for finding us a great crew!
Christina O., South Carolina
A group of couples that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Stop Work Order in June, 2017 said:
Our charter experience was awesome!! The service you provided allowed for the awesome charter and look forward to working with you again in the future.
Jill D., Texas
A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran White House in June, 2017 said:
This was our second charter to book with Carefree Charters. Lynne has been most helpful in guiding us to the perfect fit for our vacation. Thank you again! We look forward to many more charters!
David & Kelley M., Texas
Another “Outstanding” experience with Carefree Yacht Charters. I didn’t think it could improve over last year’s trip, but I have to say - it did. We would not hesitate to re-book with them or Carefree Yacht Charters. Our “hats off” to all of you.
Laurie & Joe M., Texas
A family group that we booked aboard 47' Catamaran Nemo in June, 2017 said:
You helped us book and plan a great vacation experience for my family. Thank you for helping us with all the details. We will definitely recommend you to family and friends planning a trip in the future. Everything was perfect!
Joan H., Arizona
A family that we booked aboard 44' Catamaran Katlyn in June, 2017 said:
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the BVI aboard Katlyn! Thank you for all your help and I was very thankful for the selection of Katlyn.
Angela B., Missouri
A group of couples that we booked aboard 74' Catamaran Xenia 74 in May, 2017 said:
The charter was beyond perfect. Carefree Yacht Charters served us extremely well. As you know, our plan for taking our children changed mid-contract. You worked with us and it all turned out perfectly. Please add us to your news letter. We'll be back!
Randy T., Pennsylvania
A group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Seahome in May, 2017 said:
From the moment we removed our shoes, were handed a glass of champagne and stepped aboard Seahome to the final leg home, the trip was beyond expectations. The boat, captain and crew exceeded all our expectations. Thank you for steering us in the right direction. Trip of a lifetime. I would love to get your newsletter.
Alexis L., Ohio
Two couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran White House in May, 2017 said:
Just wanted you to know that we had the greatest time with Tyler & Kelsey aboard the White House. It was much better than I ever expected and my expectations were high. I will definitely recommend both Carefree Yacht Charters, The White House and Tyler & Kelsey to everyone we know!!!
Paul S., Florida
A family group that we booked aboard 50' Monohull Antillean in May, 2017 said:
This was a wonderful vacation and Matthias and Amber made the experience one that I hope to be able to repeat before I get too old to do so. And trip itself has totally reset the bar for me when I think about taking a vacation. Can't wait until the next time.
Judy C., North Carolina
A group of couples that we booked aboard 44' Catamaran Castellina II in May, 2017 said:
The trip was FANTASTIC! You did a great job of keeping us informed of what we needed to do next. We were very happy working with you and would definitely use you again for future trips. 5 star all the way! Thanks for everything,
Tamara L., Tennessee
A family group that we booked aboard 74' Catamaran Xenia 74 in April, 2017 said:
To say that we had an amazing vacation would be an understatement. We are at a YPO conference and have been sharing your contact and of course our fabulous experience. I'll look forward to your newsletter. Thank you!
Sharon B., Illinois
A family group that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Eclipse in April, 2017 said:
I never write reviews and my husband is one that is very picky and hard to please and we have to say it was one of our favorite vacations! If anyone has questions or hesitation…just call or email me for a recommendation. JUST DO IT!
Angie E., Minnesota
A group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Avalon in April, 2017 said:
Thanks for your support and follow through with our trip aboard Avalon. All our expectations were met and many times exceeded with Alex, Carla and Bea. A perfect match for our group's first BVI adventure. Thank you and please add me to your email list. Until next time...
Ryan H., Colorado
AMAZING TRIP! Ryan handled most details with you all – but from what I saw you guys were great. Thanks a ton for your help! You can add me to your e-mail list.
Chris M., Colorado
A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 60' Catamaran Amara in April, 2017 said:
While this was my second BVI charter, it was the first one that I was responsible for planning. That's a big responsibility given the band of pirates I was taking with me. I found you guys to be great to work with. You were a lot of help in selecting the boat/crew. Your web site has great information and the preference sheet helped lay things out. I was very focused on the crew when I was making boat selections. With your help, I'm 2 for 2 on great crews.
Steve T., Texas
A group of couples that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran Ula in April, 2017 said:
Every aspect of our (your) charter exceeded our exceptions. Starting with our great luck in finding Carefree Yacht Charters, you made the entire process a pleasure. No question or request seemed too trivial and dealing adroitly with three separate parties went a long way to keep the stress level Very low….always a good thing. Working with us to have the wines we like aboard for our charter (at no extra charge) was greatly appreciated….by both us and the crew (believe we have expanded their “wine horizons”?). Likewise your preference checklist made both meals and beverages more enjoyable. The crew knew in advance of our likes/dislikes and made adjustments accordingly. Carefree Yacht Charters has become our “go to” for yacht charters. Again, Lynne, a most heartfelt thanks for all of your efforts. We all had a spectacular time.
Gene L., Connecticut
A group of couples that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse in April, 2017 said:
We can’t say enough about how wonderful our experience was. Everyone commented that it was probably at the top of our best vacations ever. Service from you and Carefree Yacht Charters was wonderful. Always timely on updates and answers to questions. I also found your help at the beginning of the process invaluable when it came to booking and our options/choices. We will definitely be back. Thanks again!
Lynne B., Louisiana
A family that we booked aboard 53' Catamaran Ultimalife in April, 2017 said:
Carefree Yacht Charters were really good about following up on the details before our trip. BOTTOM LINE: We had a great time and it was definitely a bucket list trip that everyone enjoyed. Thanks again for all your help!
Brad S., South Carolina
A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran White House in April, 2017 said:
Lynne, we all had a wonderful time on our trip. We could not have asked for a better crew and plan on returning when they get the bigger boat. AWESOME!!! I've told everyone about it so expect some more inquiries.
Bob L., Georgia
A group of couples that we booked aboard 48' Catamaran Sweetest Thing in April, 2017 said:
This was a definite bucket list trip for us for our 25th anniversary and it exceeded our expectations. Thank you Lynne for being patient with us while we were selecting the best boat for our group, helping get everything set up for dropping us off on Tortola, giving suggestions on places to stay, and offering help to accommodate our fishing and diving wants. I will definitely recommend your company to anyone looking to set up a charter.
Marty K., Nebraska
A group of couples that we booked aboard 47' Catamaran Nemo in April, 2017 said:
Lynne, Charter was fantastic from start to finish. Your expertise in finding us a boat and crew...that perfectly fit the 8 of us...was invaluable for making this a trip of a lifetime. Valentina and Andreas were truly a delight and we couldn't of wished for any one better to not only show us the BVI, but for making us a part of their fun-loving Italian family.
Suzanne & Rich S., Idaho
A group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran London Sky in March, 2017 said:
London Sky was absolutely amazing. Thank you for giving us the guidance to pick this amazing boat. Your advice was priceless and we are very appreciative for helping us enjoy a trip of a lifetime... and hopefully again!!
Mindy B., New Jersey
A family that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran The Cure in March, 2017 said:
Our experience on the Cure was better then our expectations. First, thank you for guiding us to that particular boat and especially the crew! Well done. You're overall process was efficient and easy. Thanks Lynne and we look forward to doing it again.
Kim H., Texas
A two family group that we booked aboard 60' Catamaran Amara in March, 2017 said:
I think I speak for both Jeanne’s family and our’s that we had we had a fabulous time. Our kids came back and announced that it was one of the best if not the best Spring Break trip they have been on and we have had some amazing trips. Thank you again and we have already made recommendations to our friends to head your way to plan a trip! We are also trying to figure out how to plan our next one...
Stephanie and Craig F., Oregon
A family that we booked aboard 59' Catamaran Kestrel in March, 2017 said:
The overall experience I cannot even put into words. It is a trip our family will never, ever forget. The kids couldn't stop talking about it and have told us over and over it is by far the best vacation they have ever had, despite not having any technology :) Thank you for all your help in setting this up. We loved every minute and the only sad part was that we had to go back to the real world. Please feel free to add us to the newsletter, we definitely want to do a couple trip at some point!
Lisa C., Tennessee
A group of couples that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran Port to Vino in March, 2017 said:
You were amazing and helped me with all of our needs. Thank you!! I will definitely reach out to you for help with our next charter, and there will be a next one! Our overall experience on this charter was a 10+. Truly one of our best trips ever.
Hollie A., Florida
A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Nana in March, 2017 said:
Lynne, your communication prior to our departure made it easy to be prepared for a wonderful journey. Your insights for preparation were spot on. Our trip with the crew on the Nana was fantastic. I could not have asked for anything better! I also cannot imagine anyone wanting to use any other agent or crew.
Katherine L., Virginia
A family that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran White House in March, 2017 said:
Hi Lynne, I wanted to convey our great satisfaction with Tyler and Kelsey. My 12 year old had the time of her life. Many thanks for putting it all together.
Thad M. New York
A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Feel the Magic in March, 2017 said:
I would give 'Feel the Magic' my highest recommendation. Thank you Lynne for recommending this charter to us. We also found your service very valuable, professional and courteous. It was a pleasure doing business with you.
Bill P., New York
Lynne, we look forward to another charter in the future, and would definitely book through you! Thanks again for everything. It was an amazing vacation!!
John P., New York
A family that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran Braveheart in February, 2017 said:
Lynne from Carefree Yacht Charters provided us with a very straight forward and accommodating approach to booking the Braveheart Charter. Her insights, crew match making service and hand holding helped to cast us away on a trip of a lifetime. The step by step process and checklist make a daunting task seem easy. Thank you Lynne! Can’t say enough about this trip, the crew, or the catamaran… other than we will be back!
John P., Michigan
A family that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran Something Wonderful in February, 2017 said:
First of all a big thank you to Lynne at Carefree Yacht Charters for her insight into the best boat and crew for our family. She hit it spot on!!! She was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process (we had to call her for assistance on our way to the charter, she saved the day!). We were incredible well taken care of for the week and cannot say enough about how wonderful our experience was on Something Wonderful!!!
Amy C., Massachusetts
A group of couples that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse in February, 2017 said:
As I finally feel I am getting my feet back on dry ground, it’s been hard to do so. The trip was beyond my expectations on so many levels. An amazing trip in an amazing part of the earth. It was the most relaxing, fulfilling vacation I have ever been on! Expectations have been raised! I would like to be back there tomorrow.
Amber S., Iowa
A group of adults that we booked aboard 53' Catamaran Manna in February, 2017 said:
We absolutely loved our trip aboard Manna! Thank you very much for hooking us up with Manna. This whole process was first class and easy, and made for a perfect vacation.
Dave M., Minnesota
A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Sasha in February, 2017 said:
We had a wonderful sailing experience aboard Sasha. Our experience from the very beginning from contacting you till the moment we left the boat was awesome and can't think of anything that should have been different. Thanks for being a part of a very memorable and fun sailing trip!
Cathy C., Colorado
A group of couples that we booked aboard 48' Catamaran Pentesilea II in February, 2017 said:
Thank you for the great recommendation for Penny! We had a great time and cant wait to go back, hoping for 2019! The trip has opened our eyes to the world of sailing in general and several of us are looking into learning how to sail. PS - Dan and Alli had great things to say about you and your business.
Adam Z., Oregon
A group of girlfriends that we booked aboard 47' Catamaran Exta-Sea in February, 2017 said:
Honestly, it’s the best vacation I’ve ever taken & Mike & Leslie were a huge part of the reason. Thank you as well for great communication & assistance! I am recommending this experience to anyone who will listen to me.
Kim W., Massachusetts
A group of couples & friends that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran Yes Dear in January, 2017 said:
Our trip could not have been better - thank you for setting everything up for us. Our group had never booked a yacht charter before and we really benefited from the advice and guidance of Lynne at Carefree Charters. The suggestions regarding travel, activities, food and drink were all excellent and removed the worry of this first time (but not last time) experience. When it came time to selecting our boat, we had it narrowed down to 3 or 4 boats but found it hard to chose. Lynne gave us suggestions and fantastic advice. We had a great boat but more importantly the crew was incredible. Thanks for everything Lynne.
Ken N., Ontario
"A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran White House in January, 2017 said:"
We really had a good time and already look forward to doing it again someday. When that day comes, I must start by saying that I was extremely pleased with your service, the attention to details and the many follow ups which made us feel involved so that we really appreciated the trip. So once again, thank you. For your info, Tyler and Kelsey mentioned that you were someone they very much like working with and I can see why. We will recommend your services to all our friends.
David M., Quebec
A group of couples that we booked aboard 47' Catamaran Exta-Sea in January, 2017 said:
We had an absolutely fantastic time aboard the Exta-Sea. It was like sailing with old friends even though we had just met. Thanks very much for helping us take one of the best vacations ever.
Nancy F., Colorado
Carefree Yachts did a remarkable job matching the four of us with the Exta-Sea. We couldn’t have had a better experience! We would on a moments notice join them on another trip. Thank you Lynne, Mike and Lesley!
Deb C., Colorado
A family that we booked aboard 50' Monohull Antillean in January, 2017 said:
We had a wonderful trip on the Antillean. Overall, this was an excellent vacation and I would recommend you and the Antillean to anyone interested in exploring the beautiful BVI.
Barbara B., Florida
A family that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Gypsy Princess for New Years 2016/2017 said:
Our charter on Gypsy Princess was really really a great experience. We had some great family time. Tommy and Emma fit right in with our family and had some great laughs with us but yet continued their duties daily and showed wonderful professionalism. I look back at pictures and cant believe we were there. Thanks for everything! Sign me up for the newsletter!
Patty S., Iowa
A family group that we booked aboard 76' Tranquility for New Years 2016/2017 said:
The crew, the yacht, the food, and the BVIs were all fantastic. Our charter experience was amazing in every respect. I really did appreciate the quick follow-up from you and the online preferences form. It made it very easy to send information efficiently. Thank you.
Bud C., California
A family group that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran The Big Dog for New Years 2016/2017 said:
Our charter was just amazing! We've chartered a boat here in the BVI's before and our experience with Frank and Denise on the Big Dog was so far superior that they didn't compare! Everything exceeded our expectations. The whole family was thrilled with the trip and it goes into the memory banks as one of our best adventures. I don't usually write reviews but this one is five golden stars!
Lisa B., New Mexico
A family group that we booked aboard 60' Catamaran JimJams for New Years 2016/2017 said:
We all truly enjoyed our experience. Lynne and Joe, thank you for all your logistics coordination and assistance with contracts. If you have any other questions or want to use me as a reference I'd be happy to assist. Look forward to working with you for a future holiday.
Audrey M., Texas
A family group that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Nutmeg for New Years 2016/2017 said:
A HUGE thank you to Carefree Yacht Charters and our awesome crew of Paul and Ginette for making our vacation truly one of the best we have ever had. First, thank you for all your help and knowledge as to what boat and crew would be a great fit for our family. You were absolutely right on with everything!! And Lynne, they both spoke very highly of you and hope we get the chance to meet you one of these days! Thank you SO much for all your help with this and I have already passed on your name to a few friends and will continue to do so!
Lauren F., MA
A family that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran White House for New Years 2016/2017 said:
Your services and help were perfect! The crew commented that you are one of the best brokers they deal with. We had high expectations and the crew beat them all. Really the best vacation ever!!! We also made plans to go back and make the advanced diving course with them. Please let me know their openings for a repeat charter on White House (must save some money first :)) And yes, sign me in your newsletter. I want to be tempted...
Celso F., Brazil
A family that we booked aboard 48' Pentesilea II for Christmas, 2016 said:
There are certain experiences in everyone's life that are just plain beyond words. The problem is that one word just can't summarize or encompass the full amazingNess of the experience. To say that I would do it all over again or recommend the trip, the boat and the crew would be an understatement. Thank you for your help and advice.
John B., New Mexico
A family that we booked aboard 57' Catamaran Raven for Christmas, 2016 said:
We didn't come to the BVI's to knit....and we were not disappointed in any way. The Schlarb crew had a magical time on the Raven. We could not be more pleased with the holiday as it was one of the best vacations ever and surpassed our lofty expectations. The six of us continue to be impressed with the amazing time we had and look forward to our next ocean adventure.
Chris S., West Virginia
A family that we booked aboard 59' Catamaran Alive for Christmas, 2016 said:
Lynne, I had planned on calling you this week to let you know how great the trip was. It exceeded our expectations and was a wonderful family trip. Doug and I commented to Noam and Dalit how much we appreciated your service and guidance through this process of planning our first but certainly not last catamaran charter. They agreed and told us you are the best! Thank you! This was the best vacation and perfect for us!
Debbie K., Georgia
A group of couples that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse in November, 2016 said:
I loved our trip. I had not done a trip similar to this and wasn’t sure what to expect. Overall, I feel Rich and Sarah did a really great job of accommodating a variety of people and their “wants”. Thank you for helping Drew and Jen pick a wonderful fit for our group.
Stacy M., Texas
A group of couples that we booked aboard 47' Catamaran Nemo in November, 2016 said:
Lynne, Marti and I had a wonderful time. Andrea and Valentina were very knowledgeable and showed us parts of the BVI we had not seen before. Do send us the newsletter as we consider a return trip. Thanks again for all your help in arranging the trip.
Dennis and Marti W., Colorado
A family that we booked aboard 57' Catamaran Raven in October, 2016 said:
I wanted to send you a quick email to let you know what a wonderful week we had with Luke and Erin on Raven. They are excellent people and really made the trip. You may recall my wife was concerned about two "strangers" being on the boat with us, and at the end of the trip, Megan was crying and hugging Luke and Erin when telling them good-bye. They became part of our family this week. Thanks for a great recommendation.
Slade C., Indiana
A family group that we booked aboard 60' Catamaran Amara in August, 2016 said:
I just wanted to say thank you SO much for everything! All the information you gave us regarding the ferries, making sure everything was OK and ready. Your attention to detail was phenomenal. We had a FANTASTIC time, this birthday is for sure one I will never forget. Your hard work did not go unnoticed. Thanks again! P.s. I may be contacting you again for my 40th birthday!
Meredith G., New York
A family that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Madiba in August, 2016 said:
We all had a spectacular time aboard Madiba. Your selection of Madiba for our family was perfect. Thank you very much for putting this vacation trip together for us.
Steven G., Rhode Island
A group of couples & friends that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran Braveheart in July, 2016 said:
I'm happy to give you some feedback. You helped us immensely. Your communications with us were excellent. You were always available for questions and quick to respond. It was great having you and carefree charters handle our trip. The overall charter experience was incredible. I definitely hope to return to the Braveheart at some point in the future. I can't think of one negative experience on our trip or one negative comment about Carefree or Braveheart. Even the weather was perfect and no one had any control over that. Thanks again to all.
Chris K., Florida
I appreciate all the time YOU took to help get the charter set up as well as your patience with answering our questions and getting us to fill out the preferences sheet. Everyone I dealt with in setting up this vacation as well as executing it were fabulous. We would definitely book the Braveheart for a cruise again with Captain Jerry and Dawn. The memories my family and I have from this will last a lifetime. Thanks so much!
Teresa H., Massachusetts
A family that we booked aboard 57' Catamaran Raven in July, 2016 said:
This was such a special memorable trip. We feel fortunate that Lynne of Carefree Charters directed us to The Raven which was the perfect boat for our family. The Raven met all of our needs. Thank you so much for everything.
Christine L., New Jersey
A family group that we booked aboard 56' Copper Penny in July, 2016 said:
We had a most enjoyable and wonderful time. THANK YOU, WOULD ALWAYS RECOMMEND YOUR SERVICES AND SELECTIONS.
Edward K., Florida
A group of couples that we booked aboard 53' Catamaran Ultimalife in July, 2016 said:
Wow! What an awesome adventure! We definitely will be return clients! Thank you for your help making this vacation perfect!
Kelley M., Texas
A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Pegasus of London in July, 2016 said:
You and your services have been A+. When I called you a year ago, I knew nothing of this type of trip and you not only educated me, but you have always been available to speak with me and guide me along the way. And, you selected the perfect crew and boat for our group. Thank you. It's been a pleasure working with you and we are looking forward to our next charter in 2018.
Kim A., New Jersey
A family that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Pegasus of London in July, 2016 said:
We had a wonderful time. Hard to beat last time but I think we did. Thanks so much for working with us and making the trip work. We have recommended your company to many of our friends. I hope to plan another trip someday. Take care and we'll be in touch.
Dave S., Arizona
A multi-repeat client that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Pegasus of London in June, 2016 said:
Lynne, I think your service is fantastic. We have now booked 3 charters through you and all 3 have been fabulous. Your recommendations have been spot on and it is safe to say we completely trust your recommendations. And the communication as far as the contract, pricing, paperwork and preparation for the charter have been excellent on each occasion. When we were booking this trip, I asked you if Pegasus was really worth the higher price compared to the other boats we were considering and you assured us it was because of the crew. You were so right. Also, the crew spoke highly of you. Captain Brand mentioned how when they go to the annual yacht show, you and Joe are the only brokers who take the time to sit down with them and really get to know them. It shows in the quality of your recommendations.
Brian W., California
An additional couple and first-time Charterer aboard the above Pegasus of London charter in June, 2016 said:
In regards to the charter it was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. The booking, provisioning, logistics, communication and payment process was simple and without issues which made for a stress free start. The entire experience was a trip of a lifetime and we would not have changed a thing. I would highly recommend all of you to any potential clients.
Dave G., New Jersey
A group of couples that we booked aboard 142' Motor Yacht Lady J in June, 2016 said:
It was absolutely over-the-top wonderful!! When I made my first phone call to Lynne at Carefree Yacht Charters she answered all my questions quickly and completely. Since I was doing this as a Birthday Surprise for my husband I was very anxious about the outcome. I sent Lynne many emails and she responded immediately. I never had to wait for an answer which put my mind at ease. She helped me every step of the way. No vacation will ever come close to this most amazing experience. We can't stop talking about it!!
Mary-Ellen L., New York
A family group that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran London Sky in June, 2016 said:
We had a fantastic time. It was everything we dreamed of. Thank you, Lynne, for your help and expertise in making this trip go so smoothly! We have friends that are interested in taking a trip like this and I will let them know how much help you were. Thank you again for everything!
Susan C., Texas
A family group that we booked aboard 60' Catamaran Amara in June, 2016 said:
I chartered a week on Amara to celebrate my 70th birthday and to treat my children and grandchildren to a trip they would remember forever. My expectations were high — I've traveled the world and sailed in the BVI for many years. All of my expectations (as well as those of my family) were exceeded. Trip of a lifetime! I can't thank you enough for the role you played in making this wonderful trip happen.
Sue H., Connecticut
A group of couples that we booked aboard 48' Catamaran Sweetest Thing in June, 2016 said:
I wanted to send a HUGE thank you for connecting us with the Sweetest Thing Catamaran and crew. To say we had a great time would be a vast understatement. Thank you so much, we will be booking again in the future.
Todd S., California
A group of couples that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Two if by Sea in June, 2016 said:
In regards to the charter it was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. The booking, provisioning, logistics, communication and payment process was simple and without issues which made for a stress free start. The entire experience was a trip of a lifetime and we would not have changed a thing. I would highly recommend all of you to any potential clients.
Dave G., New Jersey
A family group that we booked aboard 44' Catamaran Loveboat in June, 2016 said:
Charter on Loveboat was perfect. Don't think I would change a thing with how our charter was planned. Thanks Lynne for your help in planning this trip, we look forward to you helping us plan again for next year!
Kevin C., California
Two couples that we booked aboard 72' Monohull Sandcastle in May, 2016 said:
Lynne, we had a wonderful vacation, it certainly more than met all our expectations. I also want to thank you for your service in arranging everything very painlessly. We will definitely recommend your services and the Sandcastle to anyone who listens!!
Luis G., New York
A group of couples that we booked aboard 59' Catamaran Alive in May, 2016 said:
All I have to say is that the whole experience EXCEEDED my expectations!!!! This was by far the best vacation I have ever taken!! We really would love to come back and bring our family! Please put me on the e-mail list. Hope to be back in the BVI soon!! Thanks for a great trip!
Kate B., Texas
Three brothers that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Pegasus of London in May, 2016 said:
I wanted to send you a note with my deeply felt thanks. As you know from our initial conversation, I had never done a charter previously and as such I was relying completely on you to assist me in making the right decision. I completely understand now what you said about choosing the crew as opposed to the boat. They created the best 60th birthday gift for our brother Daniel imaginable. Anyway, I wanted to share with you the above and once again express my utmost thanks.
Aaron S., Florida
A group of couples that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Two if by Sea in May, 2016 said:
I want to thank Lynne for helping to make our sailing trip in the B.V.I's in May/June of 2016 a smooth sail (pun intended). Not only was she patient with us, she had to work with us in the U.S. and our friends in Canada, waiting patiently for the two couples to get all forms completed and submitted to her. She was willing to work with us with every hiccup that came our way. She was always quick to respond to any email or phone call I had made with the many questions we had. Once on board Two if by Sea (TIBS for short), the crew Tyler and Kelsey could not have spoken more highly of Lynne and Carefree Yacht Charters, that too is a testimonial in itself. We hope to be able to book another sailing trip and if we do it will definitely be with Lynne and Carefree Yacht Charters. Thanks again Lynne, it was great working with you!
Lisa L., PA
A two family group that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Feel the Magic in April, 2016 said:
The reservation process was also very smooth. I was really impressed with the check list and all the information for preparing for the trip.
Melanie D., Washington
A group of girlfriends that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Sirius Escape in April, 2016 said:
We had a FABULOUS time!!! Everything was really wonderful. You were such a pleasure to deal with. Very flexible, responsive and accommodating. Thank you so much for all of your assistance in getting the charter set up.
Brenda M., New York
A group of couples that we booked aboard 47' Catamaran Nemo in April, 2016 said:
In terms of working with you Lynne, I personally found you to be very professional and a great broker - keeping all the payments and details together as well - excellent coordination. Anyone who has a passion for sailing, snorkeling, or traveling the BVI's by charter boat is well served to work with your company and is particularly fortunate if the Nemo is available for charter! Thank you for your service.
Ginney, G., North Carolina
A family that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Madiba in April, 2016 said:
Our trip on Madiba was splendid! You were absolutely correct; Peter and Colleen were wonderful and great to deal with our kids. Please feel free to use us as a reference — your services were top notch and got us to the right boat and crew along with valuable travel info that was very helpful.
William A., Massachusetts
A family group that we booked aboard 74' Catamaran Xenia 74 in March, 2016 said:
Just a quick note to tell you about our awesome family vacation aboard Xenia 74. From the start of the charter experience you made the process easy for us. All your communications were helpful to remind us what we needed to do. The Xenia 74 is an amazing sailing vessel with a terrific Crew.
Kent M., California
A family and friends group that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse in March, 2016 said:
Our time on Altesse was wonderful. The arrangements made through your office were seamless. Thank you for helping to arrange the charter.
Allen T., Nevada
A family that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Feel the Magic in March, 2016 said:
We all had a fabulous vacation aboard Feel the Magic. This rare combination of beautiful, quiet settings, delicious and thoughtfully prepared meals made for a very enjoyable and memorable vacation. We would, and already have, recommended this vacation to friends. Many thanks again for connecting us with Hank and Michelle. And thank YOU for all your help in finding us the perfect charter!
Victoria P., Arizona
A family that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Madiba in March, 2016 said:
Your services were top notched and I'd recommend anyone to use you--I liked that you sent reminders to get things filled out and were very informative with all my questions. Thanks again for everything!
Keli E., Ohio
A friends and family group that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse in February, 2016 said:
Personally, I found your services to be incredibly helpful - especially in the case that we were a group of people who had never chartered a boat of any kind before. We got prompt detailed responses from you guys tailored to our wish list and budget, as well as an education about the BVI and the very concept of chartering. You made it really easy and fun for us to take this vacation- thank you!
Brandi C. Washington
A group of couples that we booked aboard 57' Catamaran Soterion in February, 2016 said:
Thanks to you Lynne, for walking us through the reservation process and making our charter experience an easy one. We highly recommend you and Carefree Charters and Ben and Rachel aboard Soterion! Loved every moment... Everyone's "BEST TRIP EVER!!" Can't wait to do it again!!
Ashley I., Illinois
A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Feel the Magic in February, 2016 said:
Hi Joe and Lynne, we just finished our charter with Hank and Micheale. There is no question that we will do this again and will only accept them as our host and you guys for setting it up.
Joe Y., Texas
A group of couples that we booked aboard 46' Catamaran Flip Flop in February, 2016 said:
Hi! Thanks for checking in! We had an absolutely great time! I thought your charter service was excellent. The boat was awesome. Looked just like it did in the pictures. The BVIs are gorgeous. Would highly recommend! We are already thinking about a repeat trip next year! Thanks again!
Shari B., Texas
A family group that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Foxy Lady in January, 2016 said:
Our charter was an awesome experience! It was everything you told us to expect and more. Thank you for helping us find the perfect charter!
Kelly B., Florida
A multi-generational family group that we booked aboard 53' Catamaran Ultimalife in January, 2016 said:
The crew had a lot of positive things to say about your company, and I am likewise very happy that you made it all so easy and that everything was as you advertised. If my family or anyone I know decides to do a charter again, I would certainly go through you again.
Janet H., Canada
Two couples and a single that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Gypsy Princess in January, 2016 said:
Lynne at Carefree Yacht Charters was very helpful throughout the simple process. We were kept informed throughout and sent friendly reminders when our deposits were due which was nice for us to plan into our budget for the year. She even kept us informed about extras like fishing permits in case we were interested. We were not but if you are it's important to get your permits in advance. We were sent forms to fill out with our preferences for meals and activities. This was helpful too so that we didn't have to make those types of decisions during our vacation.
Diane B., New York
A couple that we booked aboard 54' Sailing Yacht Scorpio in January, 2016 said:
Your services, communication and information provided made us very comfortable in our trip as we have never done a private charter. You should be proud of the service you provide as it was excellent.
Lars N., Oregon
A group of friends that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse for New Years 2015/2016 said:
It has now been almost two weeks since we returned from our charter with Rich and Sarah and the glow still burns bright. The entire experience was magical and exceeded even our already very high expectations. So, first things first, thank you (and Joe) for taking my call on Sunday in November and guiding us to this wonderful trip. We will certainly be on board again and will contact you for the next trip, likely late next Fall/early winter. We will also strongly recommend you and Joe to our friends who might want to take such a trip in coming years.
Eric H., Florida
A two family group that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Sirius Escape for New Years 2015/2016 said:
We just returned from a week long New Years cruise booked through Lynne at Care Free Charters aboard the Sirius Escape. We were extremely lucky to get this booked at the last minute but Lynne was able to make it happen based on a long standing relationship with the crew.
Raven D., Georgia
A family that we booked aboard Free Ingwe for New Years 2015/2016 said:
We would highly recommend Free Ingwe and the crew in particular for anyone looking to enjoy a charter. I also appreciated dealing with Carefree Yacht Charters. It was straightforward and simple to charter the yacht, Lynne was very helpful and helped answer all the questions we had as first time charters.
Gerrard S., Canada
A family that we booked aboard 44' Catamaran Loveboat in July, 2015 said:
We had a WONDERFUL time!! You and Joe were very helpful in finding our charter. You answered all our questions and responded very quickly. We appreciate everything you both did for us. We would love to use your services again in the future. We would recommend you to our family and friends. Thank you!!!
Heba S., Texas
A family group that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran Braveheart in July, 2015 said:
We feel very fortunate that we chose you as our broker. Honestly, I was very concerned initially.
Fortunately, you quickly settled my nerves and I was convinced that I had made the best choice.
1) you were an attentive listener and asked great questions (the single most important thing that must be done, in my opinion)
2) you provided timely information, never making me feel that I was taking too much of your time
3) you gave me choices and you were never "pushy"
4) you answered my many questions, and what you didn't know, you didn't hesitate to contact the Captain directly to get the answers
5) your contract was well written, which was reassuring
6) for 6 months and up until the very end, you stayed in touch with reminders of my responsibilities and important dates
We are very grateful for your work on our behalf.
Alina C., Florida
A family group that we booked aboard 76' Catamaran Tranquility in June, 2015 said:
We wanted to experience the best vacation possible as we planned a 50th Wedding Anniversary with our children and grandchildren. We booked the Tranquility through Carefree Charters and we absolutely had a perfect vacation extravaganza. Carefree handled all arrangements and gave us very good traveling advice. Our questions were answered promptly and completely.
Jim P., Oregon
A group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Soon Come in June, 2015 said:
I wanted to write you a note and thank you for everything you did to insure everyone in our group had an exceptional experience on our trip. Both of you provided exceptional service and were extremely helpful in answering all of our questions and preparing us for this adventure. I cannot thank you enough. If you ever need a reference please feel free to use me.
Bob C., Florida
A family group that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Foxy Lady in May, 2015 said:
I would also compliment Lynne and Joe for your assistance with our charter. You were diligent in the process and kept us informed along the way. After our initial conversation with you over 6 months ago, you gave us a perfect match for our family vacation.
Martin C., Texas
A group of couples that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Gypsy Princess in May, 2015 said:
Just wanted to drop you a note about how wonderful our trip on the Gypsy Princess was. You NAILED it with your recommendation, as everything far exceeded our expectations.
Matthew T., Pennsylvania
A family of 5 that we booked aboard 46' Catamaran Grand Cru in April, 2015 said:
I remember you helping me to simplify the decision process, I really have no complaints and only positive things to say about you, Grand Cru and Peter and Bobbi. Of course now I would never go to anyone else. And of course I will recommend you to any of my friends who want to do a similar trip in the future! I just thought I'd offer you that extra bit of information!
Christine B., Connecticut
A family group that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Foxy Lady in April, 2015 said:
I will recommend your brokerage firm and definitely Grant and Tara to anyone we know desiring a sail trip down south!
Dino D., Canada
A repeat client and family group of 5 that we booked aboard Catamaran Sweetest Thing in April, 2015 said:
Brad and Lesli could not have been any more perfect. Thank you for suggesting them. We can't wait to come back. As always, thank you for making it all so simple and for pointing us in the right direction. Another slam dunk. Till next time.
Jeff B., Tennessee
A two family group of 8 that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Nutmeg in March, 2015 said:
Our charter experience was entirely positive. We also found the experience with Carefree to be very positive. The information provided was useful and timely, and your service responsive to our questions. Thank you for all of the assistance, and we will certainly pass on your name.
John M., Canada
A family of 5 that we booked aboard 57' Catamaran Quest in March, 2015 said:
Our charter on Quest was perfect. We also appreciate how carefully Carefree Yacht Charters helped us choose the right yacht, personally visiting the yacht and interviewing the crew members, making recommendations, and keeping us in the loop as different scenarios played out. I felt very confident that Carefree Yacht Charters kept our best interests a priority throughout the whole booking process and would highly recommend them to our friends.
Susan H., California
A family that we booked aboard 46' Catamaran Starfish in February, 2015 said:
Since we had never chartered or visited the BVI, we weren't sure how to begin or what to expect. When we were doing our initial research, we found your website to be extremely helpful, which is what led us to reach out to you (versus other brokers). From the start, we appreciated your responsiveness, as well as all the insight and suggestions you were able to share, which ultimately led to our choice of Starfish. For us, I think it was the perfect choice.
Debbie B., Massachusetts
A group of 2 Couples that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Blue Moon in February, 2015 said:
I was very happy with your service. You were always quick to reply and professional. You provided us with everything we needed to have a great charter and I would highly recommend you to anyone interested in this type of vacation.
Laura H., New Jersey
A friends and family group of 8 that we booked aboard 72' Sailing Yacht Sublime in February, 2015 said:
Booking seemed very easy. Anytime we needed to do something (pay, fill out preference list), a gentle reminder went out. Instructions were precise. Anyone could book this trip without any problems. In fact I have already passed along information to a physician I work with who noticed my tan when I got home! It was truly the perfect vacation. I can't imagine anything could have made it any better!
Val G., North Carolina
A family group of 4 that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran Something Wonderful in January, 2015 said:
The trip went as expected, great. As far as your service it was very good. You did everything that we could have expected and were very helpful in any of our questions.
Ken B., New York
A family of 4 that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Blue Moon in December, 2014 said:
Our trip aboard Blue Moon was definitely our favorite family vacation and exceeded our expectations! I also appreciate the help you gave in guiding us to the right Charter. It was a very easy smooth process.
Kaye E., Texas
A family of 4 that we booked aboard 48' Catamaran Pentesilea II for Christmas 2014 said:
The service of Carefree: loved the immediate and prompt feedback from Lynne. Cannot thank you enough for answering all of my questions regarding diet, crew etc. In all, it was an idyllic experience and one that not one of us will forget...really was a trip of a lifetime.
Ann D., Connecticut
A family of 5 that we booked aboard 48' Catamaran Belline II in November, 2014 said:
We were most impressed with how you all took great care of us. You exceeded our expectations and handled everything so well. It was obvious that you really knew the business from a first-hand experience level and that really helped us from a customer perspective.
Rob N., Colorado
An Anniversary Couple that we booked aboard 44' Catamaran Safari in October, 2014 said:
The ENTIRE vacation was SPECTACULAR!! From first reaching out to you via email and phone, talking with you, to you explaining many unknowns, to traveling, to pick-up, to 6 GLORIOUS DAYS of sailing USVI/BVI's...to returning home..everything was easy and NOT ONE GLITCH! Thank you to you all for taking such good care of us on our ANNIVERSARY CRUISE! No doubt, we will do this again!
Lynn H., Minnesota
A group of couples that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran Braveheart in July, 2014 said:
I also want to tell you what an amazing job you did of organizing our trip. Without you I don't think this trip would have happened! You did such a great job especially considering the time constraint you were working with! Thank you for working so quickly and efficiently for making our dream vacation a reality!!
Inge C., Louisiana