Our private sailing charter with Patouche was so enjoyable we thought nothing could beat it. Joe led us in snorkeling, pointing out all the unique fish and coral, told us great stories about the history and people of the BVI, and saw to our every need throughout the day.
Then a few days later, we took a powerboat charter, this time with Joe being joined by Nicolle for our 28 mile journey out to Anegada. Our son (age 17) and four girls (ages 3 to 16) loved the intense ride as we cut through the waves, and of course we were all captivated by the incredible beauty of Anegada's sandy beaches upon our arrival. After feasting on delicious lobster with Nicolle, and meeting Sir Richard Branson who happened to be on our taxi, we headed back to cruise the North Sound and later finished the day at the Baths. Being late in the day, all the cruise ship visitors were gone leaving the pristine beauty of this special place just to us. After swimming to shore from the boat, Nicolle led us on a very informative tour as the sun was quickly setting behind us. Amazing!
As we cruised home, the urge to sail with Patouche again overwhelmed us. So it had to be: one more time out with Joe and Nicolle, our new found friends. Our final trip was another day of sailing and snorkeling, but this time with a special treat - great wine, sandwiches and a cheese plate from the French Bakery in Tortola. Moored in calm waters off Cooper Island, we dined and talked with Joe and Nicolle while watching the folks on the neighboring mega yachts looking on at us in awe....
We can't say enough good things about our hosts, and having spent so much quality time with Joe and Nicolle, can confidently say all the positive comments on tripadvisor are both true and sincere. And if you’re wondering about bringing young children along, don't hesitate. You will find Joe and Nicolle to be incredibly warm and caring with children. Our three year old daughter Aidan loved Nicolle, even trusting her to keep her safe during a solo swim in the ocean with her new pink flippers. And Joe was great with Aidan as well, allowing her to sit with him at the wheel as we sailed or cruised around the unsurpassed beauty of the BVI.
Rest assured, Patouche is the only choice for a private sail or cruise in the BVI. We all look forward to returning soon!
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