Cruzan Yacht Charters
18120 SW 88 Court, Miami, Florida, 33157, USA
(305) 926-8457 / (305) 858-2822
Cruzan Yacht Charters has been providing bareboat, crewed, luxury and party yacht charters in South Florida, the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, New England and many other worldwide locations since 1980. Whatever the occasion may be - sailing, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, dinner cruises, corporate meetings, wedding parties, honeymoons, or a romantic moonlight cruise for two - we will be glad to arrange the perfect yacht charter for you.
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GENESIS II GUESTS COMMENTS

July 2019
Brad & Kristi,
Brad and Kristi not only met our expectations, but exceeded them. They were both extremely personable, fun, caring, spontaneous, and their top priority (aside from safety) was ensuring we had a great time, which we did. The food was absolutely phenomenal (Brad and Kristi did a wonderful job customizing the meals according to individual preferences), the overall mood and dynamic on-board was fun and relaxed, and they were ready and willing to change the itinerary according to what we wanted to do. Brad and Kristi really went above and beyond to ensure we would have a memorable vacation!! They are a wonderful crew and would highly recommend them to all our friends, and definitely would book another charter with them.

The boat was great, Brad and Kristi really do a great job at maintaining the boat. It was always clean and from the moment we stepped on board, you could tell right away the boat was well cared for. It had ample space and the amenities were great. Even though the boat was in top condition, it was Brad and Kristi that really made the charter great.

Thanks for helping us make the selection for another great charter!

Best,
Erika and Matt
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July 2019
Kristi & Brad-”skis”
Thank you, thank you for an amazing week. We truly appreciate your hospitality and making us feel so welcome. Kristi - your culinary skills are out of this world!
We can’t think of anything that would have made this week any better... All the adventures we’ll carry with us and it was awesome doing and seeing different spots - especially Fallen Jerusalem!
Again- thank you for one of the best weeks this year... You guys are the best! Heather & Tanya
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June 2019
Dear Kristi & Brad,
What a wonderful week we have had! I never dreamed of a trip so wonderful, all because of your kindness, patience, and servanthood in every way- from the care, food and tremendous fun! Thank you for everything, you guys made our trip!!
Much love, Alyce & Chris
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June 2019
Thank you for the most awesome trip of a lifetime! You so graciously took care of our every need! This was by far the most memorable b-day/anniversary trip. Definitely more than I could’ve imagined. The food & drink was exceptional!
Chris & Jenny
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June 2019

We’ve never had two people take such great care of us anywhere we have traveled. Thank you for a fantastic itinerary, exceptional food, constant drinks, conversation and a truly special vacation. The two of you are World Class!!!
Ben & Brian
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June 2019
Kristi & Brad- It was our vacation of a lifetime and you guys lived up to every expectation. Thanks for helping us to create memories that we will forever remember. I look forward to our paths crossing again!
Luke & Jason
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Broker provided feedback June 2019
Name: Luke
Yacht: GENESIS Genesis with Brad and Kristi Marquart
Charter Dates: 2019-06-02 16:00 to 2019-06-10 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Absolutely! They were outstanding.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes it was. Genesis being an older boat, it obviously lacked some features of newer ones but we knew that going in. The yacht was extremely clean though and well maintained.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes it was.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Stellar food! Kristi did an amazing job observing the preference sheets for each individual and we all licked our plates each and every meal.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes we did. It was an amazing trip and we loved being able to see all the nooks and crannies of the islands you can't see from a mega cruise ship.

6. Additional comments on your charter?
I can't even begin to express how amazing our trip was with Kristi and Brad. They are the epitome of hospitality. From Kristi's meals and "drink of the day" to Brad's sailing skill and kindness, they are a class act. Each one of us in our party of six was so happy to have them host us for the week. We learned so much from them on sailing and the history of the area and they exceeded our expectations at every turn. I'm so glad we were able to snag them on Genesis before they move on to Sea Esta. I have no doubt they'll continue to see much success as their reputation grows in the Virgin Islands.
May 2019
Capt. Kristi & Brad-
What an amazing, fun charter. The food was FAB - the drinks never stopped and you two are simply the best. Thank you for the great service & experience. If you ever come thru OH look us up!
Sherry C****
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May 2019
Kristi & Brad-
We love you! It had been so great to have you both show us your favorite spots and thanks for getting us to Anegada! Your cooking is amazing and your knowledge is unsurpassed. We hope to join you on another amazing trip soon.
Teri & Laura M****
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March 2019
Dear Kristi & Brad,

THIS IS AWESOME! Hip-Hip-HOORAY! And all the other cheers for you two sharing this wonderful experience with the B*****t family. A week of wonder: sea turtles, white beaches, sunset hikes, big fish caught, and happy little boys. The delicious food was second to no restaurant and we always felt we were in the care of very competent captaining. It is our true hope that we will keep in touch and that our lives may overlap in the future. Thank you for a most memorable trip.

Much love,
Bill, Annika, Hunter, Luke & Blaise
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February 2019
Name: Mike
Yacht: GENESIS Genesis 50 with Kristi and Brad Marquart
Charter Dates: 02/20/2019 04:00 pm to 03/02/2019 12:00 pm
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5
5 being the highest 0 being the lowest
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Always

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Always

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Always

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Absolutely the best! Better than any restaurant!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes all great places.

6. May we post this review on our website?
Yes

7. Additional comments on your charter?
Brad and Kristi were so wonderful to have as our crew. They made our vacation so memorable and enjoyable. They always seemed to do everything at just the right time. The meals that were prepared for us were so delicious that the restaurants that we ate at couldn't compare.
March 2019
Thank you for the most amazing memorable vacation ever. Our belly’s thank you too. You are a great team. You made us feel so welcome and at home. Great food, great drinks, great vacation directors for activities. We had a Blast!! We will miss you.

Love, Mike & Margaret

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March 2019
Brad & Kristi,
Thank you so much for such an amazing vacation. You guys made us feel like Kings and Queens. We will never forget this vacation or you guys.

Love, Jason, Erin, Brady & Gabriella

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February 2019
We spent a week with family on this boat in the BVI. One of the best vacation experiences ever. The scenery was spectacular,the boat was impeccable. The experience was elevated to extraordinary thanks to the crew, Kristi and Brad. Their concern for our safety was foremost while providing a great sailing experience. The food and drinks prepared onboard were some of the best we have had, delicious and creative. It was a relaxing and wonderful vacation that I have recommended to anyone that might ask.
Steve and Karen
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January 2019
Brad & Kristi- we can hardly imagine a more perfect introduction to the world of boating through the BVIs. From the moment we stepped on board, your gracious hospitality was apparent. Brad's calm demeanor at the helm immediately put our group of first-time sailors at ease and Kristi's culinary wizardry had us practically licking our plates after every meal. You accommodated our every request, from making a different breakfast for me each morning, to tethering Genesis to Sasha so that we could enjoy time together with our friends in the evenings. We now appreciate the challenges that process entailed so thank you so much for your willingness to make it happen. We are still in awe of how you work together as a team without ever losing your patience. Roger would have kicked me overboard before we left the marina! You were fantastic with the teens, who are now obsessed with playing Dutch Blitz! Each morning, they excitedly scanned the board to see what special drink you'd be whipping up for them later. Brad- you indulged our endless questions about "what island is that?" and "how big is that boat?" while entertaining us with tales of shipwrecks and dead movie stars. Kristi- you indulged our inner foodies with amazing meals, none of which involved Doritos. The coconut cake you made for the twins' 15th birthday was the culmination of a week of fantastic cuisine and we are still raving about the freshly squeezed margaritas and Ocean Cosmos. Thank you for treating our friends as though they were your guests, going out of the way to make them feel at home on our boat, and for taking turns hosting teen dinner parties so the adults could enjoy time together. Thank you for tolerating our obsession with Stepbrothers, tarpon wrestling, and sub-par conch blowing. We feel like we have two new friends in the world who partially get our weird sense of humor.


Our door in Atlanta is always open so please come visit us so that Leslie can cook for you and Roger can clean up afterward!

Love,
Roger, Leslie, Grant, Ellery & Gracen
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December 2018
Brad & Kristi,

I just wanted to say thank you for everything ya’ll did for us on this trip. Thank you for making us feel at home on this adventure, I really could not think of a better way to spend our Christmas vacation. Thank you for all of the conversations and stories. I am so glad we were able to spend Christmas with you. I really believe you two were the perfect hosts for this trip. Kristen and I would love to take ya’ll out for a KC dinner if ya’ll ever get back home. Thank you for introducing the family to a new game (I am sure we will play many times). Very much appreciate the time spent on the hike. Thanks again and I hope you both enjoy all your new adventures together. Also, great to find someone with the same b-day.

Best Wishes,
Chad
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December 2018
B & K -

We spent considerable time reviewing websites and boats available for charter. When we saw two midwestern kids captaining a boat we were interested. After we read the bios the deal was sealed.

Thank you for making our trip great. You two lived up to all of our expectations. All your efforts have made lasting memories. As you go forward in life remain real and grounded. Together you can accomplish anything. Set goals and reach for the stars. Life is best when you achieve dreams together. Thank you and may God Bless.

Dream Big,
John & Theresa
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December 2018
Brad & Kristi-

Thank you so much for taking us on this adventure! We could not have asked for better hosts! Every meal was fabulous and we loved every port! Christmas with you was so special and meant a lot to spend it with you both! Please call or text if you are ever in the KC area. We would love to take you out to dinner! Thank you for showing us the more quiet areas where we would not normally get to - they were breathtaking! We really enjoyed everything and I was happy to find a sister mermaid!

Until next time, best wishes and lots of love, Kristen
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July 2018
Dear Kristi & Brad,
We had such an awesome time for Doug’s 50th. The food was so tasty and perfect! We loved the hikes and hospitality. We are sure to be back for a second adventure!

Thanks again, Melissa
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July 2018
Kristi & Brad,
Awesome trip! Everything from food to drinks to snorkeling and sailing was stellar. We look forward to next year and beyond!

-Doug
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July 2018
Kristi & Brad,

Thank you for a wonderful week! Thanks for tolerating our odd stories and annoying habits! Thanks for taking us to four different snorkel locations in ONE DAY! The food…Amazing! Every meal delicious….every drink tasty! Thanks for teaching us games in the evening! Thanks for finding quiet remote moorings that made us feel like we were the only ones on Earth. Above all, thank you for taking care of us all week. We hope to be back! We hope you’ll have us!

Love,
Tim, Allison, Sarah & Grace
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June 2018
Dear Brad & Kristi:

The trip was amazing and I loved the food. I got to snorkel for the
first time, ride on the raft behind the dinghy, swim with barracudas,
see a sea turtle, see Captain Hook, and snorkel in caves. It has been
an amazing week and I bet there are so many more highlights that I
haven't named.

Thank you,
Hailey
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June 2018
Dear Kristi & Brad,

We came aboard to celebrate our 50th Anniversary and recreate many of
the memories we had in the BVI. What we did instead was make an
incredible new memory. Kristi & Brad set the bar high. Their
hospitality is unsurpassed. The meals are something foodies dream of;
presentation unique and gorgeous. And the tastes…fresh and fabulous!
They were so accommodating to our grandchildren; patient and engaging.
The activities were great, well thought out and fun. Their sailing was
enhanced by letting the kids learn how to sail. This has been an
extraordinary experience; we can’t thank you enough.

-The CXXXX
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May/June 2018
Dear Kristi & Brad,
Thank you for a week we will never forget. This gave our family an opportunity to spend quality time together. Our meals were not only photogenic, but delicious! It's hard to pick a favorite spot because they were all amazing. We greatly appreciate all that you did for our family; snorkeling, Pizza Pi, different stops, etc. Not only were you our captains, but you became our friends by the end :) Best of luck to you both on your future travels!
Love,
the DXXXX Family
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April 2018
Brad & Kristi,
Thank you so much for this once in a lifetime experience! We had such an amazing time swimming with the dolphins, hiking to Rams Head, seeing turtles and the Bathes. You both made our trip so special! Kristi, your food was fantastic! I loved the crab cakes, the seafood bisque, and cabbage salad. Never quit cooking!!! Brad, you are a great captain! We appreciated your knowledge and stories of the area. You are also a sneaky card player! May you find happiness and joy wherever the winds take you!

Love,
Rob & Pat
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April 2018
Kristi & Brad-
Wow! Can not believe the week is already over with! Very sad to say goodbye but you two made it the most memorable vacation ever! We appreciate all of your hard work! You both are two awesome captains! Kristi- keep cooking and making the great drinks! You are fabulous! Brad- you did a wonderful job informing all of us about the islands and taking us on the hike. Words cannot express how we feel! Thank you again! I will be passing your names around! You never know, we may see you again!

All the best-
Scott & JoAnn
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April 2018
Kristi & Brad,
Thank you both for the most memorable vacation ever!! First class all the way! Every day was better than the last. Every meal five stars all the way- exquisite!! We cannot thank you both for everything including the turtles, Bathes and dolphins!! We will certainly be back!! If you ever get to Chicago find us!!!

Love,
Dan & Jean
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April 2018
Thank you! This has been a trip that Clint & I will never forget- by far “THE BEST” vacation we have ever had. *Five Star Food *Five Star Service
Your professionalism, your fun personalities and your exceptional knowledge of the BVI is top notch.

Best of luck to you both!
Clint & Nancy
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April 2018
Kristi & Brad,
Thank you so much for making our second year in the BVI's amazing! We loved exploring new islands and different hiking trails. Pirate's Bight was the ideal dinner (and lunch) spot, it couldn't have been more perfect. The boys thought snorkeling over the two shipwrecks was super cool and the girls were more than happy to be here in the beautiful weather compared to winter in Massachusetts. Thank you again for welcoming us back to your home and making this week one to remember.

Looking forward to seeing you both in the future,
The Oxxxxx family
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April 2018
Thank you Brad and Kristi. We had a nice time enjoying all the different islands and beautiful water.
Tina & Jay Jay
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April 2018
Thank you Brad and Kristi for taking care of the old people on this trip. It was a beautiful trip.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Robin & Rob
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April 2018
Such an awesome week, great views, the food was great!! We had such a wonderful time exploring islands and enjoying the beautiful water. Thank you for the history and knowledge of the area you also shared. Definitely the trip of a lifetime :-)

Thank you!
Marci and Steve
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April 2018
Thank you both for the wonderful memories. This is a trip I will never forget. The food was outstanding, the service stellar and was all-around a great vacation. I really enjoyed seeing the islands in a different way than I am used to.
Toni & Tommy
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April 2018
Thank you Brad & Kristi for an amazing week on Genesis! Delicious food, awesome snorkeling & beautiful vistas daily. You were great hosts & I hope we can return another day! All the best in your future endeavors.
K. Family (VA Beach)
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April 2018
Thank you Brad & Kristi for a wonderful vacation here on the Genesis! Everything was amazing from the food to the fish. I think our favorite part of this trip was either seeing the sharks or interacting with the sea turtles. It was truly AMAZING! Also I’m pretty sure the Genesis was the best boat out there. You both are the best captains EVER!!!
From the M. Family
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March 2018
Thank you so much for a wonderful week. I so enjoyed exploring the different areas and islands!! You are wonderful hosts. Great break from reality!! Hope to see you again! Good luck!!

Thank you,
Elaine
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March 2018
Brad & Kristi-
Thank you so much for your hospitality and keeping us safe! This was an amazing, relaxing trip filled with wonderful memories.
Thank you,
Christine
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March 2018
Thanks so much for a fabulous trip to the US and BVI. You kept us safe, made sure we had lots of laughs and great fun in and on the water. We couldn't have asked for more!! Hugs to you both and hope to sail with you again in the future.

Tanya & Jim
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Guest comments provided to broker
Just wanted to take a quick minute to thank you for hooking us up with Genesis and her crew. More directly, thank you for saying you’d heard good things about Kristi and Brad because they went above and beyond to make sure we had a great week of sailing. Nothing was too trivial and their goal was always to make sure that we were having a great vacation. We’ve done a few trips similar to this one and every other crew paled in comparison. We’ll definitely be reaching out to sail with them again on future trips.

Thanks again, it was a pleasure working with you.

Regards,
Jim

Cruzan Yacht Charters
(305) 926-8457 / (305) 858-2822
Cruzan Yacht Charters has been providing bareboat, crewed, luxury and party yacht charters in South Florida, the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, New England and many other worldwide locations since 1980. Whatever the occasion may be - sailing, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, dinner cruises, corporate meetings, wedding parties, honeymoons, or a romantic moonlight cruise for two - we will be glad to arrange the perfect yacht charter for you.
http://www.cruzan.com
charters@cruzan.com