I am writing this lengthy review for our recent vacation experience in early June on the Catamaran Au Soleil with Captain Brian and Hostess Alex in the BVI and USVI. There is just so much to share and I’m sure I’m not capturing it all.
Friends of ours planned this trip and asked us if we would like to join them in the 3rd available room. I admit I was reluctant and unsure as I didn’t know how I would handle sleeping on a boat for 8 nights and didn’t know if I would be “roughing” it. I am SO Glad we said yes! Our experience exceeded my expectations on all levels, it was AMAZING from start to finish! ( No roughing it at all)
Captain Brian was awesome and made sure we had a plan that was fitting for the group, safe, and fun. Even before the trip he graciously answered our questions and made sure we had a plan that fit our needs. We were able to see a large variety of areas. Leverick Bay, Anegada, Soggy Dollar, Foxy’s, Virgin Gorda, Josh Van Dyke, Caneel Bay, Christmas Cove to name a few. Brian made sure we had the best spots to spend the night and even went out of his way to get us a spot in the marina we wanted to stay in at Scrub Island. He also made sure our group had ample ice for the coldest of drinks. (we got the prize for the most ice used ????) I never worried about our safety. He even went out of his way to round up some beach chairs for us to have on the secluded beaches and make dinner reservations too.
Alex was simply Fabulous! She was extremely attentive to us all, and made sure to cater to all of our unique requests or likes and dislikes. We elected to have most all meals on the boat and that meant she was cooking A LOT every day. Her planning was amazing, we had no idea where she stored all that food and supplies! Every single meal from breakfast, lunch, and dinner were not only Scrumptious but beautifully presented too! She absolutely blew us away on what she prepared on a boat! And the meals were even very healthy too which I appreciated!! She was super sweet and pleasant at all times! That girl never stopped! She was gracious when our group needed to buy even more drink ingredients and extra pizzas at the dock too. She graciously used our left-over steak from dinner and added it to steak and eggs the next morning. She obviously put a lot of time into this menu for the week and it made our experience super special! She wasn’t just a cook, but also worked well with Brian in handling the boat when docking, sailing etc! Just amazing!
We all enjoyed spending time with both Brian and Alex and even though they were both ages of our group’s own kids, they didn’t mind hanging with us “old folks”.
The boat was also great! Brian and Alex really take care of this boat and everything was working superbly. It was super clean, air conditioned, spacious, comfortable and fun! Thanks to our friend Bryan for choosing the Au Soleil. If this boat fits your group’s needs, I would highly recommend booking it today along with this fantastic duo! Thanks for making our experience so memorable!