You don't book a yacht charter everyday. But at Carefree Yacht Charters, we do!
Joe and Lynne Campbell are the Owners and Yacht Charter Brokers of Carefree Yacht Charters®. They welcome the opportunity to guide you through their exclusive Carefree Charter 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.
Our Experience Makes Us Unique
Joe and Lynne have 24 years of key industry experience, including 6 years as a top 5 BVI and USVI yacht charter company. Joe and Lynne founded Carefree Yacht Charters in 2006 and have worked exclusively as professional yacht charter brokers for the last 12 years. Prior to founding Carefree Yacht Charters, Joe and Lynne also owned and operated two of the most successful crewed charter yachts in the industry for 12 years, completing over 300 week long crewed charters in the BVI, USVI and Caribbean as Owners and Crew. When combined, they are uniquely qualified to expertly handle your trip of a lifetime. See what their clients have said about Carefree Yacht Charters.
Our Client Experience Sets Us Apart
Carefree Yacht Charters is a boutique yacht charter company, distinguished by service, quality charters and client experience. Carefree is intentionally small in size, allowing us to deliver big on results for our clients. Our boutique size and approach allows us to remain agile in an ever-changing industry in addition to providing owner-dedicated service from start to finish. The Carefree Charter Process is time-tested, continually refined, and based on 24 years of experience on both the yacht and broker side of the business. Joe and Lynne are hands on, 100% committed to providing expert advice and guidance so that their clients can go on to enjoy the best crewed yacht charter vacation possible. Carefree clients will benefit from a high-tech, yet stress-free process, knowing that their charter timeline, important documents, specific charter details, and charter funds are handled securely and efficiently in the background. As Joe and Lynne's referral and repeat business continues to account for a significant amount of their charter business, this is the best testament to the level of service and expertise they provide.
Carefree Yacht Charters Mission
Our mission at Carefree Yacht Charters® is to provide our clients with prompt, honest and sound advice, follow strict ethical and fiduciary guidelines, maintain an in-depth knowledge about the yachts, crews and destinations we recommend, plus feature a state-of-the-art Carefree Charter Process, allowing us to deliver on trips of a lifetime, one charter and one client at a time.
A group of couples that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Great Adventurein February, 2019 said:
Lynne, our recent trip to the BVI turned out perfectly. Much appreciation to your initial suggestions and guidance that led us to the Great Adventure, a 450 Lagoon that was very clean, well-appointed and sea-worthy in every regard. Our venture started with 4 possible companies and quickly narrowed to Carefree Yacht Charters because of the clear and quick information you provided to us for our first-time sail. Your communication throughout the planning stage was very timely, professional and accurate, and your guidance on what to expect was perfect. My only regret is that we did not meet you and your husband. You are to be congratulated. I have been in business a long time and I recognize quality and you two have it. What you do is not easy and you do it well. Best to you two,
Bob R., Colorado
A Family that we booked aboard 67' Catamaran Nenne for Christmas, 2017 said this about Lynne's brokerage:
Lynne is an amazing broker - she guided us through the booking process, offering guidance and insight on the best match of boat and crew for our family, answering questions quickly, and providing information and answers to questions we didn't even know we had, and making sure the contracts were all solid. She is incredibly thorough and detail oriented and got everything lined up exactly right. No one wants to think about hurricanes when booking a Caribbean vacation, but obviously they are a reality of the islands, and the year we chartered, 2017, was particularly tough on the islands. Lynne was an absolute bulldog in looking out for our best interests and sorting out the details of our trip that needed to be revised because of the hurricanes, and we went on to have the vacation of a lifetime, just 3 months post hurricane. We would without question use Carefree Yacht Charters again.
Jennifer B., Washington State
A USVI/BVI Charter Fleet Manager 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
More about Joe & Lynne
Lynne, Owner & Charter Director Lynne founded Carefree Yacht Charters® in 2006. Through her intimate understanding of the crewed yacht charter business, top-notch customer service, plus attention to even the smallest of details, Lynne built Carefree Yacht Charters® into a top 10 BVI & USVI Yacht Charter Company in its first 5 years. For 6 years running, Lynne has elevated Carefree to a top 5 BVI & USVI Company. Feedback from Lynne's extensive list of clients, a close working relationship with her hand-picked crews and key managers, plus her attendance at major crewed charter yacht shows in the BVI & USVI each year, allow her to continually streamline her list of recommended yachts and crews. Having completed over 300 week long charters in the BVI, USVI & Caribbean aboard her own crewed yacht in various roles including Chef, First Mate, Stewardess and Dive Instructor, 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 its Board as the PR Chair from 2013 to 2017. Lynne is also an Active Member of IYBA, the International Yacht Brokers Association plus the current Broker Director for VIPCA, the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association.
Joe, Owner & CFO Joe is the CFO at Carefree Yacht Charters, the F standing for Fun as well as Financial! Joe has been Lynne's husband for over 32 years, her partner in the founding of Carefree Yacht Charters in 2006, plus has served as an invaluable consultant since Carefree's 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 a Broker plus the previous 12 years as a Captain and Dive Instructor aboard their own highly successful crewed yachts, Joe understands first-hand what it takes to create a trip of a lifetime. As past guests and current clients would tell you, Joe has an inherent passion to put the client first and to over-deliver on charter. Quite simply, this motto provided the foundation for Carefree Yacht Charters along with our continual pursuit of excellence.
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 Commodore 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.
A group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Seahome in February, 2019 said:
Hey Lynne! Wow - where to begin! This was an incredible trip from beginning to end! On a scale of 1-10 this trip was a 12! The boat and crew were a perfect fit for our group! I would definitely book with them again! I would love to receive your newsletter.
Serena S., Arkansas
A family that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' in February, 2019 said:
Lynne, Let me describe our charter on the Island Hoppin' in one word: "UNBELIEVABLE." This was our first catamaran charter, but I can definitely say it won't be our last. Lynne, thanks for all your help and guidance and we will contact you again when we plan our next charter.
Dwight D., Texas
A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' White House in February, 2019 said:
It was amazing. It was a trip of a lifetime, and we were so fortunate to have spent it with Taylor and Margaret. Please put us on the mailing list!!
Mike and LaVonne H., Wisconsin
A family that we booked aboard 48' Catamaran Mojo 48 in February, 2019 said:
Hi Lynne, What an amazing trip we had! In the beginning of this process, as I did my research, I began emailing different charter companies to get an idea of cost, experience, and boats. I heard back from about five different charter companies but you stood out above the rest. This was our first charter that we have ever done and I needed some guidance. I just want to thank you for all of your extra work and effort in trying to find the right fit for our family! I would highly recommend your charter service and we would use you again in the future! You were very helpful in the process!! Thanks again,
Anna F., Michigan
A group of couples that we booked aboard 46' Catamaran ExtaSea 2 in February, 2019 said:
Hi Lynne, Just wanted to tell you what an incredible vacation we had on ExtaSea 2! Thank you for making the booking process, planning, and execution of our contract so simple. The packing lists and preference sheets were helpful. I would highly recommend Carefree Yacht Charters and the ExtaSea 2 to anyone who wants to enjoy the BVI by catamaran. We hope to sail with Mike and Lesley again soon!
Deonna H., Kentucky
A repeat client and family group that we booked aboard 46' Catamaran ExtaSea 2 in February, 2019 said:
Hi Lynne, It was another fabulous charter in the BVI! Mike and Lesley did a great job of dealing with our group of 4 over 70, one who was 40 and a 9 year old. We were three generations and a couple of friends! We ALL had a great time. This was the perfect crew for our group! Thanks for finding this yacht for us. We really had a fabulous time!
Cary Lou M., California
A group of couples that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Great Adventure in February, 2019 said:
Our recent trip to the BVI turned out perfectly. Much appreciation to your initial suggestions and guidance that led us to the Great Adventure, a 450 Lagoon that was very clean, well-appointed and sea-worthy in every regard. Nice to have a vessel where everything works and our group of 3 couples fit very nicely in our state rooms and on-deck. Our venture started with 4 possible companies and quickly narrowed to Carefree Yacht Charters because of the clear and quick information you provided to us for our first-time sail. Your communication throughout the planning stage was very timely, professional and accurate, and your guidance on what to expect was perfect. Our group has power boated for many years and this would be a first sail venture and boating where we were not in charge. It was a welcomed departure from our boating routine.
Bob R., Colorado
A group of friends that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran The Annex in January, 2019 said:
Lynne, I want to let you know everyone aboard the Annex had a great time. Let the crew know how much we enjoyed them. I also appreciated your help in setting up this trip. You gave me a lot of good advice and always followed up promptly. Your attention to detail made for a more enjoyable vacation. I would certainly use you again when renting a boat. Thanks for a job well done.
Jim C., Illinois
A repeat client and family that we booked aboard 46' Catamaran ExtaSea 2 in January, 2019 said:
Lynne, first I want to thank you for recommending Mike and Lesley, and their yacht the ExtaSea 2 for our charter. The trip, food, diving, etc. was more than we expected. I can’t wait until next year.Thank you again for helping us create such a great trip!
Joe C., Tennessee
A group of couples that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Floatation Therapy in January, 2019 said:
The trip met or exceeded all of our expectations! We are very pleased that we worked through your company to arrange this charter. You were very helpful in steering us to the right boat and crew for kind of trip we wanted and the price point we were looking for. Your recommendations all turned out to be spot on. We were pleased with the professional manner in which you handled the charter agreement. You were always available to answer questions. We never felt like we were in the dark. The pre-charter procedures and checklist were also very helpful. In summary I can say that I would happy to give my highest recommendation to Carefree Charters, Andrew and Michaela and Floatation Therapy!
Bob M., Nebraska
A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Monohull Antillean in January, 2019 said:
Lynne: First and foremost, we had a great time. And lastly, thanks to you for all of your efforts on our behalf.
Bruce N., Virginia
A family that we booked aboard 76' Catamaran Tranquility for New Years 2018-2019 said:
Hi Lynne, Our trip was absolutely amazing and exceeded our expectations in every way possible. We rank it our top family trip, and we've taken quite a few of them. First of all, THANK YOU for guiding us toward Tranquility and it's crew. I am not sure how you read us so accurately but Patric, Mary, Josh and Emily were a perfect match for our group. It could not have been a better match for us. Thank you. It was an over the top, epic trip.
Stacey M., Missouri
A family that we booked aboard 74' Catamaran Xenia 74 for New Years, 2018-2019 said:
Lynne, We had an absolute blast on the trip. I would recommend the boat and crew to any of your clients and will definitely send some of my friends your way who are now interested in the trip and tell them to book the Xenia 74 through you. Thanks for getting everything set up so seamlessly for us. Sign me up for the newsletter for sure. Happy New Year,
Josh D., Texas
A family that we booked aboard 74' Catamaran Orion for New Years, 2018-2019 said:
Lynne, We had a fantastic experience on the Orion. Thanks again for a great charter experience. It was just such a great boat and trip. Thanks again for helping us with the charter, all went very well for our family!
Todd O., Texas
A family that we booked aboard 65' Motor Yacht Cool Breeze for New Years, 2018-2019 said:
Hi Lynne, We had a great time on Cool Breeze. My family had the trip of a lifetime. As for Carefree Yacht Charters, You did a great job sticking to your guns about the right fit for my family. There are cheaper ways to do this type of trip, but none with the same outcome, and you were good at explaining that. Your process is very thorough and seamless. The organization of your process made everything go smoothly.
Thank you very much.
Scott S., Maine
A repeat client and 2 family group that we booked aboard 63' Power Catamaran Ultra for New Years 2018-2019 said:
Hey Lynne, The trip was great! As usual, your booking service was spot on. Everything was exactly the way you said it would be. All in all, even though this is like our 5th trip, this one ranks right at the top. Sincerely,
Chris E., Texas
A multi-repeat and family group that we booked aboard 60' Catamaran Blue Pepper for New Years, 2018-2019 said:
Hi Lynne! Absolutely this was the best charter. I would highly recommend this charter to anyone and if we decide to go back we would definitely want to be on Blue Pepper with Taylor and Denise. Thank you!
Karla, P., Florida
A multi-generational family that we booked aboard 57' Catamaran Soterion for New Years, 2018-2019 said:
Dear Lynne, I doubt we could’ve ever Imagined, when Don first spoke to you, we would be returning from our trip to BVIs to tell our friends we had the ultimate perfect vacation on the Soterion. We have to give a huge amount of credit to you for finding the perfect boat and matching us with Rachel and Ben, two amazing people. Thank you all. Don and I have traveled much of the world and I have to say this was definitely one of my most favorite vacations. I already told my husband I want to come back on the Soterion in the near future. After all, what more can parents/grandparents ask for than to watch their family wake up in the morning and go to bed at night with huge smiles having enjoyed the day and knowing the next day was going to be just as much fun. In Friendship,
Kathy W., California
Hi Lynne, First off, I would like to commend you on your outstanding customer service and fabulous recommendation on our charter. We had a spectacular family vacation and all talked aboard about how great you were to work with. I could just go on and on about how wonderful our week in the BVIs was. So thank you again for all your guidance and help in organizing this trip of a lifetime. We hope to be back soon!
Tracy S., UK
A family that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Azulia II for New Years, 2018-2019 said:
Our trip exceeded our expectations in every way. Our family of eight, four parents and four “children”, ages 18-20, were ALL impressed! Visiting the virgin islands via catamaran was breathtaking... scenery, snorkeling, private beaches, island hopping, lobster dinner on the beach... these were just some of the highlights! The most relaxed trip our family has ever taken! Thank you Lynne!
Stacey L., Texas
A multi-generational family group that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' and 56' Catamaran Playtime in tandem for New Years, 2018-2019 said:
We have chartered sail boats in the Caribbean over a dozen times and three of those were with two generations, including some cousins. Our general conclusion is that this week long experience on two catamarans could not have been better! The two crews easily met all of our preferences for sailing, family activities, food, and overall provided a fun experience for everyone. Regarding your services, you confirmed our initial impression of the Island Hoppin’ crew (Jamie and Sue), and then suggested an equally good crew/boat for the tandem charter (Tyler and Kelsey). You also stayed in frequent communication and made sure all the details were covered and that the contracting and payment process was timely. Thank you. Overall, several adults observed that, “it could not have been better!” We agree.
Cheryl & Jim W., Illinois
A family that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Oui Cherie for New Years, 2018-2019 said:
We sailed on the Oui Cherie for New Year’s Eve week and it was one of the most memorable trips of our lives. We have already booked our next stay on the Oui Cherie for Thanksgiving and are counting down the days. Thanks for all you did for us.
Courtney P., Georgia
A family that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran Pelican for Christmas, 2018 said:
Hi Lynne, The entire experience was amazing. I appreciate all your dedicated planning and making everything happen that we requested. We could not have asked for a better service than you provided. It was truly amazing. What a trip it was.
Ken H., California
A family that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse for Christmas, 2018 said:
Hi Lynne, We can’t thank you enough for all that you did to ensure that our vacation on Altesse was nothing short of AMAZING! Your quick responses to any of our questions, your guidance on selecting the best boat for our family, and your helpfulness in the entire charter process. It was truly a trip of a lifetime! Thank you for everything Lynne…it couldn’t have been more perfect!
Cheryl K., Illinois
A repeat client and family that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' for Christmas, 2018 said:
This trip was the best vacation I've ever had with my family. We have grown children living all over the US and never get to spend enough time with them. This trip gave me the luxury of all of us being together under one roof while being completely pampered and spoiled by the beautiful boat, the scenery, and Jamie and Susannah. And thank you Lynne, for being so incredibly organized. We feel we could not be in better hands. You took great care of us from the beginning to end. You rock. Best regards and we hope to do this again soon!
Lisa S., California
A repeat client and family that we booked aboard 46' Catamaran Firefly for Christmas, 2018 said:
Hi Lynne! We had an AMAZING Christmas vacation aboard Firefly and visiting the beautiful US and British Virgin Islands! We hope to do this again with the same crew! Thank you Lynne for making the booking and planning so easy for us.
Carrie W., Texas
A couple that we booked aboard 44' Catamaran Dolphin Splash for Christmas, 2018 said:
Hello Lynne - We had a fabulous time on our Dolphin Splash Charter. Thank you for steering us to Captain Andy and the Dolphin Splash, we loved our sailing Christmas adventure!
Cindy & Larry I., California
A family that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Anastasia in December, 2018 said:
Hey Lynne – we had a great trip…very easy and relaxing. Thanks for brokering us to the Anastasia and its crew. This was our 7th or 8th catamaran charter in the BVI, and we still managed to see a few places that we had never visited before.
David B., Alabama
A family that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Copper Penny in December, 2018 said:
Hello Lynne, And yes, we had a wonderful trip on the Copper Penny last week! Our other friends (Tim & Stacy) are embarking on their initial trip with you later this week so once they return, we'll discuss possibly booking again and this time together. Thanks again for all your help in preparing us for the trip. It was truly a vacation of a lifetime as we created many family memories that we'll be talking about for years to come.
Mike B., Texas
A multi-repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Neverland in December, 2018 said:
Lynne, Thanks for the follow up. Marcus and Sara were great -- everyone enjoyed them. Will definitely have the needs for tandem or larger if I have the opportunity to bring my extended family. If any friends are looking will send them your way as well. Thanks again.
Steve T., Wisconsin
A family that we booked aboard 44' Catamaran Hypnautic in December, 2018 said:
Hi Lynne, I want to tell you that the trip was absolutely terrific in every aspect. The crew, Jos and Julia, were perfect for us. I will do this again and go through you with a hope for the Hypnautic and Jos and Julia.
Bob R., Wisconsin
A two family group that we booked aboard 65' Kelea for Thanksgiving 2018 said:
Hi Lynne, We had a fabulous trip. Everyone had a blast. There were activities and individual facets of the trip that appealed to everyone's tastes and accommodated everyone's needs. Passengers from 10 to 50 years old were happy and satisfied. Thank you for all your assistance and for the CYBA gift card (we put it to good use).
Miller V., North Carolina
A family that we booked 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' for Thanksgiving 2018 said:
Hi Lynne! Wow. Where do we start? Best vacation ever. Amazing. You can just keep adding superlatives and they still would not be enough to explain how great this trip was. Overall, the greatest part of this vacation was just being able to spend so much quality time with the family. By not having to always go back and forth between hotel room, restaurant and activity site, we could just relax and enjoy, and had so much extra time to play and hang out. By being on our own schedule we could spend as much time as we wanted doing the activities we wanted to do. Thank you Lynne for finding the perfect charter for our family. We cannot wait to sail again!
Chuck and Theresa M., California
A family that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Gambit for Thanksgiving 2018 said:
Lynne, Thank you for working what was magic in your pairing our family with Gambit for our recent Thanksgiving charter. The charter far exceeded our expectations…and that is saying something coming from 14 and 16 year old high school students !!! From the time we were greeted on the dock @ Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas by Doug and Val until we disembarked, our Thanksgiving holiday is one we will never forget. We would highly recommend (and already have !!!!) not only your knowledge of the charter industry and professionalism, but specifically the charter yacht Gambit and Doug and Val Fairfield to anyone who is seeking an “Over the Top” vacation of a lifetime. Sincerely,
Hays O., Louisiana
A group of couples that we booked aboard 65' Catamaran Kelea in July, 2018 said:
Good morning, Lynne. Please add me to your e-newsletter. I look forward to reading them. Believe me....another charter is in our future....someday. I have to tell you what an amazing vacation our trip was. It was more than I could ever imagine. From the spacious, clean and quite enjoyable yachts, to our amazing crews, the only word that describes the trip is "PERFECT". I cannot to you how much I appreciate all you did to ensure every point was covered prior to our trip. You couldn't have picked more fitting crews for our group. We are all still talking about the trip, and several of us have already spoke with friends that will be contacting you in the future. Again, thank you so much for all you did for our best vacation yet!
Johnna L., Texas
A group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Seahome in July, 2018 said:
We had an amazing charter. The food was fabulous. The crew was perfect. The destination was top notch. Could not have asked for a better experience. We will definitely contacting you for another charter in the near future. We would love to sign up for the newsletter.
Sandy & Ken C., Illinois
A two family group that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Foxy Lady in the Grenadines in July, 2018 said:
Hello Lynne, As always Jason and Kate were brilliant. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will likely charter again with them in the BVI next year. Everyone agrees it’s the ultimate vacation, and suits both our families perfectly!
Ryan, P., Barbados
A group of couples that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' (in tandem with 65' Catamaran Kelea) in July 2018 said:
Everything was amazing - working with Lynne at Carefree Yacht Charters, our boat "Island Hopper" was gorgeous and very roomy, our crew (Jamie and Susanna) made us feel at home and took great care of us, the food was to die for, the places we visited were awesome. We enjoyed getting to ride tandem with the Kelea and getting to know the crew Dan & Allie. Great people too. I would recommend this trip to everyone!
Karen S., Texas
A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran White House in July, 2018 said:
Our group of 6 spent the most wonderful week aboard The White House with Ryan and Jill. Our favorite day was spent exploring Anegada and having giant lobsters for dinner at the Wonky Dog. Overall this was the trip of a lifetime, and I cannot wait to do it again! Thank you Lynne for all of your help in finding the best boat/crew for our group! Everything was perfect! Please let me know if I can provide anything else! We truly loved every moment of this trip, and I wouldn't be surprised if we looked to do this trip again soon. Cheers!
Abby S., Virginia
A family group that we booked aboard 67' Catamaran Nenne in June, 2018 said:
Lynne- As we wind down for a few days in St Croix I wanted to let you know that we had a great time on the boat. And thanks to you for your advice and attention to detail, especially useful on the Tortola- STT -STX leg. Thanks again,
Chris ad Susan L., New York
A two family group that we booked aboard 65' Catamaran Kelea in June, 2018 said:
Hi Lynne. Alli, Dan and the kelea were all phenomenal. Best family vacation. Most importantly, I need to thank you. I feel like you helped me pick this magical combination of exactly what we needed and wanted just by asking me a few questions. I said multiple times during our trip how you nailed it. I have already given your name to one of my patients who asked and that was before we even left. Your promptness and attention to detail were noticed. And by the way Alli and Dan have incredible things to say about you as well.
Melissa L., Florida
A group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Split Second in June, 2018 said:
Overall a perfect 10 week. Thanks Lynne. Very professional service.
Bernard C., Maryland
A family that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Anastasia in June, 2018 said:
We had a great time on the trip. I liked your comprehensive approach and form, which helped us and the crew on food and activity selection. Overall, we had an amazing week, and we enjoyed getting to know T and Rebecca. I would give the trip a 10/10.
Neil K., Texas
A repeat client and multi-generational family group that we booked aboard 60' Catamaran Dreamsong in June, 2018 said:
Hi Lynne, We had a great time on Dreamsong. Thank you so much for arranging it. Luke and Erin said on more than one occasion that they wouldn’t have done 11 passengers for any other broker. Your service was outstanding, as usual. We will always use (and recommend) you. Thanks so much for your role in making this trip happen.
Sue H., Connecticut
A family group that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran Pelican in June, 2018 said:
Hi Lynne, First off, I would like to say thank you to you for everything that you did to help us plan and organize this amazing trip. Your expertise, advice and knowledge made for a smooth and relaxing trip for our entire family. Thank you again for answering all our questions over the last 2 years as we prepared for the trip. Unbelievable, amazing, trip of a lifetime, relaxing, memories made are all words I would use to describe the week we had while sailing on the Pelican in June.
A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Xenia 50 in June, 2018 said:
We loved our time aboard Xenia 50. Jayde and Pete were an A team and everything was top notch. This is our second charter with Lynne and carefree and won't be our last (we're already planning an April 2019 trip). Lynne makes the entire experience smooth and, well carefree.
Steve J., New York
A family that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran White House in June, 2018 said:
In all aspects this was a fabulous and memorable vacation. The experience exceeded our expectations. We have already recommended this trip and charter to multiple friends. Thanks again for all your help. Will hear back from us again sometime in the future, although it may be a few years.
Tom S., Wisconsin
A multi-generational family that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Genesis in June, 2018 said:
Hi Lynne, First of all it was absolutely fabulous. I don’t know if we plan to sail in the BVI again but if so wouldn’t do it any other way! We will definitely be recommending this trip to everyone. Lynne, you managed to save this trip by securing Genesis when our other boat was demolished in the hurricane. You handled everything and answered all of our questions in a timely manner. Everything was organized for us and it really made for a relaxing time. Honestly, we all will treasure the memories of this trip. If I’ve left anything out don’t hesitate to ask. Of course you can add us to the newsletter. And I hope I can forward those to interested friends. Thanks again. It was beyond our expectations...and our expectations were very high.
Laurie C., California
A family that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Great Adventure in June, 2018 said:
First off, we loved working with you and would definitely use you guys again for a charter. Everything was well organized and no surprises. It may be 2-3 years before we do another charter but when we do I would not hesitate to go again on the Great Adventure with Conor and Taylor. They really made this a vacation and escape from reality! If they move on, then hopefully you can place us with a crew that is similar!
Craig H., Colorado
A family that we booked aboard 44' Catamaran Hypnautic in June, 2018 said:
First off we can't thank you enough for the tireless work you do for your clients. This year was even more challenging with the hurricanes last fall which caused so much havoc to the islands. You worked tirelessly to find us another boat after the first one was out of commission due to the storms, and once again you nailed it with the new boat and crew. This was our second charter with you and I would never consider another broker to help us plan our trips. We never feel out of the loop dealing with you and Joe, all calls and emails are responded to promptly, and most importantly you listen to the clients needs, and always deliver honest advice even if the client doesn't like it. We always appreciated the openness and honesty. Once again thank you so much for booking this trip for us, we truly do appreciate you!
Kevin and Kate C., Arizona
A repeat client and family that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Le Reve in late May, 2018 said:
Hi Lynne, As advertised, Le Reve is a fantastic boat. The quality of the finishes and amenities were very impressive and it’s hard to imagine what else could be done to improve the guest experience. Observing other boats at the anchorages, we never suffered from “boat envy”! I want to thank you and Joe for protecting our interests after the hurricanes of 2017. You did a terrific job matching the crew with our family and Le Reve was indeed a beautiful boat. Richard and Adele were very complimentary of you and the service you provide. You are one of their trusted industry friends. Thanks again and please keep in touch.
Marty, Kathy, Ashley, Steven, Adam, and Julia C., Texas
A family that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Xenia 62 in May, 2018 said:
Our cruise on the Xenia 62 was absolutely fabulous!! I also want to commend you for your work in helping us select this boat and crew. They were a wonderful fit for our family and delivered everything you promised. Thank you. We will return!
Herb F., Pennsylvania
A group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Luar in May, 2018 said:
Lynne, Everything was fantastic. Your service was great. Rich and Lisa were awesome. Thanks again to you for your efforts in finding us a boat.
John G., California
Hi Lynne….We had a fantastic time on the Luar with Rich and Lisa! We have you to thank for saving our trip after the our "first yacht" had engine trouble. All in all it really was the trip of a lifetime.
A group of couples that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran The Annex in May, 2018 said:
The Annex rocks! Lynne made the charter process easy, answered all of our questions and helped us through the changes that we had to make because of hurricanes Irma and Maria. She was very responsive and promptly answered all of our questions. We can't wait for the chance to charter another trip with the crew of The Annex and can't recommend them enough!
Ron, Tracy, Vernon & Bethany, Austin/Houston, Texas
A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Playtime in May, 2018 said:
Hello Lynne, Just a quick note to let you know that our week spent on Playtime was absolutely fabulous. Our one complaint would be that the trip didn't last long enough :)
Thank you to Carefree charters and to Kelsey and Tyler for such an awesome time. PS We would love to receive your newsletters.
Kelly & Claudio M., Canada
A group of couples that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Stop Work Order in May, 2018 said:
HI Lynne, Our experience for 6 days is one that is somewhat hard to put into words because was everything and so much more than what we dreamed it would be. We thank you so very much for everything. It will be in our memory forever and we feel blessed to have had this wonderful opportunity with you and your staff. We love Dani and Ryan and hope to see them again. Thanks for the Memories and please feel free to have anybody call us if they would like to personally talk to someone who had this wonderful experience
Scott & Mary M. & Mark & Anita C., Wisconsin
A family that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Shangri La in May, 2018 said:
Hi Lynne, I enjoyed working with you. We had wonderful food on the boat and they took very good care of us. Attached are a couple of pictures of our group using the card you sent enjoying some drinks.You can add me to your newsletter.
Joey, W., North Carolina
A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 47' Catamaran Pisces in May, 2018 said:
Lynne, In a word....Awesome! Overall......10+. Thanks so much for suggesting the Pisces and for taking care of all the pre-trip arrangements.
Kenny and Renee O., Mississippi
A group of couples that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Great Adventure in May, 2018 said:
Hi Lynne! We had the most amazing vacation... We have said over and over again how lucky we were to have stumbled upon your website when beginning our search for this trip. You helped us navigate all the ins and outs of the trip planing, hurricane, boat switch, etc. and made the process easy and stress free. We will definitely be recommending your company as a liaison to any of our friends who are thinking of this type of vacation! Thanks so much!
Marla F., Texas
We had the most wonderful time on our trip with Conor and Taylor!! This is a trip of a lifetime! Thank you for ALL your help Lynne and please extend our thanks to Conor and Taylor! We have already discussed our next sail trip!
Angela & Ken B., Texas
A family that we booked aboard 76' Catamaran Tranquility in April, 2018 said:
Hi Lynne, We had a wonderful trip! The experience was great - the itinerary, the boat and the crew were all wonderful! We were very well looked after and it was one of the best vacations of our lives. To be honest I do not have much in the improvement category as the experience was really good overall. Happy to receive the newsletter!
Veronica R., California
A family that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Anastasia in April, 2018 said:
Lynne, The Anastasia was amazing! Thank you for your help you are a true pro and I am very happy we where able to book through you.
Gregor W., California
A two family group that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Split Second in April, 2018 said:
Lynne, Great trip. I would not hesitate to recommend the bvi to anyone that asked and give the boat and crew my highest recommendation.
Ari S., Florida
A repeat client and group of couples that we booked aboard 59' Catamaran Slivochka in April, 2018 said:
Hi there! I wanted to let you know that Dylan & Bella were absolutely fabulous! Dylan always went the extra mile with everything & Bella is an outstanding chef for such a young age. My friends were highly impressed & I heard them talking about booking another charter with Dylan & Bella.
Joy D., Texas
We had an amazing time. This being my first charter, I did not know what to expect. But, Captain Dylan and First Mate/Chef Isabella did not disappoint and far exceeded my expectations during the week of our cruise. Thank you for your assistance in booking our trip.
Kim L., Texas
A multi-repeat friends and family group that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' in April, 2018 said:
Lynne... you have steered us to 4 amazing weeks so far and will always be our first call when it’s time to go again (which we can’t wait to do). The crew on every charter we’ve been on always rave about you as their favorite broker as well. Thank you for making these trips so easy and for steering us to fantastic crews and boats like Island Hoppin’! Thanks again Lynne. We are really hoping to sail with Jamie and Susannah again in the near future.
Lisa R., Connecticut
A group of couples that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Stop Work Order in April, 2018 said:
Lynne, I want to share that this vacation was the most fun and relaxing vacation I have ever taken. The whole experience was wonderful. The boat was very well equipped, and both Jay and I would recommend Stop Work Order and your services to any of our friends interested in this type of vacation. We just gave your contact information to some friends who saw our video!
Cathy and Jay M. Pennsylvania
A group of girlfriends that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran White House in April, 2018 said:
I have to say, again, Lynne, how much I appreciated your willingness to work with us with everything you had going on with the re-build down there. You made our trip and experience 'a breeze' (pardon the pun :). I'll be chartering again for my son's graduation in 2020 and would be happy to work with you again! Many, many thanks!
Hope B., California
A group of couples that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Great Adventure in April, 2018 said:
With this being our first charter, we were a bit nervous and apprehensive on how to book a boat. After speaking with a few brokers, we ultimately landed on Carefree Yacht Charters. Lynne’s personality and patience with us first timers was what ultimately made the decision. The process was easy the entire way through. From selecting our initial boat all the way to a prompt follow-up the day we disembarked to ensure we had a great experience – and everything in between. Lynne spent a tremendous amount of time getting to know us so she could set us up with a boat and crew that delivered an amazing experience. Safe to say we’d book with Carefree again and would highly recommend!
Carrie & Ryan G., Virginia
A family that we booked aboard 63' Power Catamaran Ultra in March, 2018 said:
Great trip! Ultra is awesome. Let me know if you have some time to chat next week - thinking about buying a boat for charter - would love to get your advice! Thanks again for all your help!!!!
Raúl C., Florida
A group of couples that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Bagheera in March, 2018 said:
Lynne, The trip was amazing! Better than we had dreamed of and it was all because of the crew. We are planning to book with that boat again in a year or so. It was unbelievable.
Margaret B., Mississippi
The charter was amazing. Would totally book them tomorrow. Carefree Yacht Charters provided excellent service to us prior to our charter. They went over and beyond to help us plan the trip of a lifetime. It was our first charter but I cannot imagine a better captain and crew or boat than ours! Thank you for your service to us and for taking the extra steps to make everything perfect. And the wine worked out great!!! We will want to book them again (possibly Grenadines?). Your thoughts on future travel dates and prices in the next year or so.
Liz C., Mississippi
A group of couples that we booked aboard 61' Catamaran Luar in March, 2018 said:
Lynne, by this time there's not too much more to add!! The trip was outstanding, Rich & Lisa awesome!! FYI - I have had many conversation with my customers after our return, so don't be surprised to here from them in the near future. I have sent links for their review...and obviously told them what a wonderful time we had...and as Erica put it, it exceded our expectations!! Thanks,
Bo Y., Georgia
A group of couples that we booked aboard 60' Catamaran Dreamsong in March, 2018 said:
The charter was beyond perfect! Words can hardly express how wonderful our entire charter experience with you and Carefree has been! From the very beginning you were so incredibly helpful in answering all of my questions and meeting my entire groups needs. After hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the islands you were so reassuring of my worries and you were right, the Islands are rebounding quickly. It felt great to be there helping out the island economy. Thank you again for helping make my 50th birthday something to truly remember forever!
Jason C., Texas
A group of couples that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran Altesse in March, 2018 said:
We had a really great time and loved the boat. All in all, a fantastic week. It's not easy to please 7 fairly different people but they did. While being very gracious and accommodating, Sarah and Richard run a tight ship (a good thing). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Thanks for your help in setting it all up.
A. Robinson, New York
A family that we booked aboard 55' Monohull Sayang in March 2018 said:
Lynne, Our family had perhaps our best vacation ever. I would be glad to share our experience aboard Sayang with any prospective charterer. You can have them email me if you desire. Thank you,
Tony U., Florida
A family that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran Xenia 50 in March, 2018 said:
Hi Lynne, we have nothing but great things to say about the experience - and about Peter and Jade. We would like to thank you as well. Your service, helpfulness and attentiveness from the beginning made it is simple for us to choose Carefree as our charter company, and you made the entire process as effortless as possible.
Don & Nicole C., Vancouver BC
A group of couples that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran White House in March, 2018 said:
Good Morning Lynne, Our vacation was more than I had hoped for. I will definitely be booking through you to sail with Ryan and Jill again. Thanks for everything! I would love to be signed up for your e-newsletter.
Andrea K., Iowa
A family that we booked aboard 50' Catamaran White House in March, 2018 said:
Our trip with Ryan and Jill was amazing and beyond our best expectations! Thank you for setting us up on White House. We hope we can do this again. Great job to you and Jill and Ryan. Thank you!
Charlotte W., Colorado
A group of couples that we booked in tandem aboard 74' Catamaran Xenia 74 and 62' Catamaran Xenia 62 in February, 2018 said:
Lynne, Thank you for everything you have done to make the trip a wonderful experience. I was on Xenia 74. The Xenia 74 crew was exceptional (all 4). I had a wonderful time and would do it again. Thank you again for everything.
Marc B., Minnesota
A family that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Bagheera in February, 2018 said:
Lynne: We had a fabulous vacation aboard Bagheera. Our entire family of 8 agreed it was our best vacation ever! We loved the casualness of just getting up in the morning, putting on our swimsuits, or bathrobes, having breakfast and starting the day. Our vacation aboard the Bagheera not only met our expectations, it far exceeded them. Thanks Lynne, for your help in coordinating this trip! We couldn’t be happier!
Darlene L., Virginia
A family that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' in mid February, 2018 said:
Our family started looking into and planning a chartered sailing trip a year ago. We knew we wanted to sail in the British Virgin Islands, as we had done 30 years prior. In doing our research on charter companies we found Carefree Yacht Charters and Lynne. Lynne was a pleasure to work with; her professionalism and knowledge about the yachts she represented was impressive. She worked closely with us to find a yacht that would be the right fit for our family of 6 that included two teenagers, 13 and 15. When Hurricane Irma hit the islands Lynne kept in regular contact with us and provided timely updates about the yacht we had booked for our February trip. Unfortunately, the yacht we had chosen was not able to sail after all due to damage from the hurricane. In the midst of the damage and recovery efforts, Lynne went above and beyond to find the perfect yacht and crew for our trip. After attending the November Boat Show in St. Thomas, she recommended Island Hoppin’ for our trip. We went forward with her recommendation and couldn’t be happier with our choice.
Susan H., Washington
A family that we booked aboard 52' Catamaran Island Hoppin' in early February, 2018 said:
I can't say enough about this vessel. We suffered no boat envy in any of the mooring fields we visited and I would occasionally just walk about the deck touching things and feeling pride in just having the sense to go with such a vessel even though it was mostly a combination of just luck and your good work in getting me there. I'd be surprised if your ears were not burning during our charter as Sus, Jamie and I were all talking about your professionalism and other great qualities during the charter. I've already given out your name and company to interested people.
Your most loyal customer,
Rob Hoffman, USCG licensed Master 1600 tons, 2nd Mate unlimited, oceans
A group of couples that we booked aboard 67' Catamaran Lir in January, 2018 said:
The LIR is a beautiful boat, like being in a 5 star hotel. The 6 of us are already discussing our next sailing adventure and be sure it will be through Carefree Yacht Charters.
Lee S., Pennslyvania
A family that we booked aboard 60' Catamaran Dreamsong in January, 2018 said:
Hello Lynne, I just wanted to touch base and let you know that we had a wonderful time on Dreamsong! One of the best holidays ever! Thank you for everything. I will be contacting you in the future should I want to charter a boat again.
Chantal, H., Germany
A two family group that we booked aboard 58' Catamaran Pelican in January, 2018 said:
I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for all you did to make our charter on Pelican/BVI experience happen. You coordinated everything with my mom (Beverly) and she has nothing but good things to say about your communication and helpfulness. We all had the experience of a lifetime during our week on Pelican. We are ridiculously grateful for our week on Pelican and we will never forget it.
Aubrey T., Georgia
This was the vacation of a lifetime and we all know it. It was magical in a way that you can only understand if you were there with us. I have and I will continue to recommend a vacation aboard Pelican to everyone I know. Thank you so much Lynne for finding Paul and Pelican for us when we were first starting our search for the perfect boat and crew. Thank you, thank you thank you, from the bottom of my heart for being a part of this most wonderful memory!
Beverly T., California
A group of couples that we booked aboard 46' Catamaran Flip Flop in January, 2018 said:
First of all, I want to express how much I appreciate ALL you did to make our BVI vacation a trip of a lifetime. From the first phone call to the last, you were patient with all my questions and had all the answers needed to made the decision making much simpler on our end. As this was our first charter, we had no idea where to start and how to proceed. You made the process fun and exciting - most importantly...you instilled trust. Even through the chaos with the hurricanes and all the uncertainty they brought, you were always available and continued to communicate updates which gave us the confidence to move forward. Although we were just one small charter in your busy business, your personal attention and constant accessibility made us feel important and valued. I have already referred a couple friends to Carefree and we will most certainly turn to you for our next trip.
Lisa H., Montana
A group of couples that we booked aboard 45' Catamaran Great Adventure in January, 2018 said:
We had an absolutely AMAZING trip with Conor and Taylor. Everything was perfection! Thank you again to you for helping us coordinate and plan the trip. You made it so easy to put everything into place. I will definitely recommend your company.
Libby P., South Carolina
Lynne: as the "birthday boy" on this trip I'd like to echo Libby's comments. The whole trip was absolutely fantastic and was made even better by Conor and Taylor and their hospitality and attention to detail. I just got off the phone with a friend who wanted all the details (they are looking at doing a similar trip) and I just raved about the whole experience. Thank you for steering Libby to the Great Adventure!
Worth W., South Carolina
A family that we booked aboard 67' Catamaran Nenne for Christmas, 2017 said:
It was, as I am sure you are not surprised, amazing. Beyond amazing. Thank you for your role in helping us set it up, and for getting us onto the Nenne with Donald and Audrey after the hurricane. We would without question use Carefree Yacht Charters again. When I read a review, I always want to know - Would you recommend it to a friend? And would you do it again? Both, yes, a thousand times yes. Without hesitation. We thought this trip was going to be a once in a lifetime experience. But having now been on it, we now know that is not acceptable, there is no chance that once is enough, and are now just figuring out how and when to do it again.
Jennifer B., Washington State
A two family group that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Seahome in the Grenadines for Christmas, 2017 said:
We had a fabulous trip, Seahome was the perfect choice for our group! First of all, I want to thank you, Lynne, for your patience and helpfulness after hurricane Irma hit, for guiding us how to best tackle plan B and change our trip to the Grenadine Islands. It was a tough decision to make, especially since we are not super familiar with the Caribbean and that part of the world, but are so grateful that we visited the Grenadine Islands - they were lovely and we had a great time. This was an incredible vacation and I look forward to hopefully doing it again, perhaps to explore another part of the Caribbean in the near future.
Deb R., California
A multi-repeat client and family that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Le Reve for New Years 2017/2018 said:
Rich and Adele were really delightful and were so helpful in so many ways. It was actually quite easy having a 5 month old on board, or at least they made it so! The pack and play fit great, and we used the center area inside as home base for her and her toys. Having the galley down below was key for this, as it allowed for the baby to never interfere with the cooking or other items going on there. Look forward to chartering again soon! Jeff J., California
A family that we booked aboard 62' Catamaran Anastasia for New Years 2017/2018 said:
We had an incredible time! We all rated it as one of our top family vacations. I really want to thank you. When I had the idea that chartering a boat in the Caribbean might be something we wanted to do, you quickly responded. You answered all my questions and suggested great options for our family. Anastasia was the perfect catamaran for our trip! Feel sure our family will see them again in the future. Thank you Lynne for all your help,
Tahnee B., Texas
A family that we booked aboard 57' Catamaran Aoibh for New Years 2017/2018 said:
A few notes on charter.....the boat was perfect for our family....plenty of room, well appointed, and your recco on the flybridge was true - it made a big difference for us to spread out. The vacation was perfect for our family...boat, crew, location, experience....cannot wait until we book again! Thanks for all your assistance - as a first time catamaran experience, you certainly guided us to a top notch vacation! Jack B., Florida
A family that we booked aboard 56' Catamaran A3 for New Years 2017/2018 said:
We had a great time. We were so sad when the time ended and we had to depart. We have traveled to all seven continents as a family, and my son said that this was his favorite vacation. High praise!!! Michelle R., California
A repeat client and family that we booked aboard 50' Monohull Antillean for Christmas, 2017 said:
Hi Lynne, I hope you had as good a Christmas as we did aboard Antillian! Thank you for your part in making a lovely family vacation!
Honeya B., California
A family that we booked aboard 48' Catamaran Sweetest Thing for New Years 2017/2018 said:
Thanks Lynne. All we can say is the vacation and experience exceeded our expectations. Your service and recommendation was excellent, and we appreciate your attention to detail, follow up and execution. We are happy to highly recommend you, John, Alyse and Sweetest Thing to anyone looking for a fun adventurous and relaxing vacation to make lasting family memories. We wouldn’t change a thing!
Chris B., South Carolina
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