A Dream Journey!
The idea for this adventure started in Zanzibar, Tanzania. While on Safari (trip of a life time) a dinner associate informed my wife and I about chartering a catermaran named Jan’sFeLion. She said it would be a “trip of a life time” Who knew, you could take two trips of a life time in one life. Lol!
Our group of six boarded Jan’s FeLion in Village Cay Tortola, from the moment we entered Captain Kirk, Kat, and Loic made us feel right at home. A quick change into appropriate BVI wear followed by introductory drinks and snacks, and we could feel the stress disipate and the feeling of warm sun and relaxation taking over.
Captain Kirk quickly established himself as a true leader. A keen observer, he learned our group and catered the charter to our liking. His daily debriefings and suggestions were always on point. He kept us safe, on time, and full of adventure.
Captain Kirk arranged a prime table location to view the Super Bowl at Bitter End. In addition, he introduced us to Sweet “Ice” Willie who then gave us an Island land tour of Virgin Gorda, introduced us to the tasty and scrumptious food of Mad Dog, and drove us to the awesome Baths (a must see for anyone coming to the BVI).
Captain, most of all, we admired the pride you had in caring for Jan’s FeLion as well as our well-being! Oh I must mention, a Big Ups for the ab roller session! Gotta stay fit 💪 while on Jan’s FeLion!
Each day bettered the next and that was primarily because while Captain was navigating, Kat took care of our every need while aboard Jan’s FeLion.
Kat kept our cups full of tasty drinks, kept our quarters immaculate, help decorate and organize a fabulous Valentine’s Day celebration on the boat. She was always 2 steps ahead whether presenting a dry towel after a long beach day, helping to hang and dry your bathing suits, providing snorkeling gear, presenting a fresh cup of coffee upon your awakening, or whatever else was needed Kat was always there with great conversation and a genuine smile to spoil us daily.
Kat we have nothing but ❤️ for you. Chase those dreams!
My man Loic. They say God gives everyone a talent. This young man was blessed to cook. The meals were off the chain (that means great, awesome, or any other adjective meaning unbelievable). Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner became better and better.
Loic prepared the meals with such grace and tenacity. The love he poured into them came out in the amazing aromas and taste of each dish. I will never forget how when someone mentioned an item they liked (Wendel’s olives), they magically appeared in the next meal. Loic we all will struggle to find food as delicious as yours back home. Much appreciation for the time and dedication that you give to your craft.
In summary, from Cooper Island to Virgin Gorda to Necker Island to Jost Van Dyke to Norman Island, Captain Kirk, Kit, and Loic ensured that all six of us were made to feel special.
And a special thanks to Heather for all the behind the scenes efforts. She helped organize the Necker Island tour with Gumption tours. I will not spoil all the details of this tour, but if you are in the BVI make sure you take the Necker Island tour and meet the man they call Gumption.
Jan’s FeLion, Much Respect!