1st Class Yacht Charters
P.O. Box 306417, 5D-2 Estate Misgunst, St. Thomas, VI, 00803, USVI
(844) 522-3913 / (340) 774-5687
NOVA GUESTS COMMENTS

Mid-April, 2017, guests on catamaran EXTA SEA said:
We had a brilliant time, it really was a very special holiday. We all loved it, including the boys, and at 16 and 13, that is not always an easily done! They really put Mikes tender through its paces with endless wakeboarding etc.
Mike and Lesley were absolutely great, very relaxed and perfect hosts. Lesleys food was wonderful and Mike was just great and so patient with our endless activities. I couldnt recommend them highly enough.

Best wishes,
Kim
Guests aboard EXTASEA in early March, 2016, said:
Jeri said:
First, I can't thank you enough for recommending Mike and Lesley Blamey and the Exta-Sea yacht charter. They were very fun and the perfect hosts--Mike gave the helm to my husband so he got his sailing fix, the meals were nothing less than superb, provisioning and accommodations outstanding, and the itinerary perfect with lots of flexibility for guest input. By the way, Mike has an amazing music library too. We were so pampered! This was indeed the vacation of a lifetime!

Having said that, we'd all like to charter with them again for a second "vacation of a lifetime!" and will be in contact with you about that.

Ingo said:
This charter experience far exceeded my expectations. You clearly recommended to us the very best charter boat captain and mate. They are fantastic to say the least. Their attention to all of our desires, needs and wishes was superb.

The food and drink selection was exceptional! Leslie could easily be a master chef at a top of the line restaurant. We still dont understand how she could manage everything else in addition to exquisite cuisine.

Mike instilled in all of us a quiet sense of confidence, solicited our input on daily decisions and provided us with outstanding recommendations when we were undecided. He did so with humor and consideration for all of our needs. He also handled the many boat chores with great aplomb and competence. As a competent sailor in my own right with decades of experience with much offshore sailing experience on our own 45 ft yacht I was very impressed at Mikes sailing and yacht management experience.

Exta-Sea is a delight with Mike and Leslie!

We are contemplating a future charter with Carefree Yacht Charters and eXta-Sea next year.

Wayne said:
Peg and I echo Ingos comments Mike and Leslie made this wonderful vacation even more special. The food, sailing, entertainment and general ambiance significantly exceeded our expectations! Mike even let Ingo take the helm for much of our true sailing! The rest of us were more than content to just relax.

Thanks again for your wonderful recommendation!

Tish said:
Ditto from Fred and me. Honestly, we hadn't done this before so weren't sure what to expect exactly. However, for the price we expected a pretty amazing experience and Mike and Lesley really delivered. We were NOT disappointed! Mike and Lesley were so warm and welcoming and we connected with them quickly.

We can't say enough about the food, as you can see, and we were totally confident in Mike's skills as a Captain. We had a bit of wind and chop on one or two days and we were never anything but totally comfortable.

Our vacation was totally relaxing, altogether amazing, and we can't wait to plan our next trip on Exta-sea!
Guests aboard EXTA-SEA in mid March, 2015, wroe:
Phenomenal! Spectacular! Magnificent! Memorable! The Best! Wateriffic! Beyond Fantastic! These are our thoughts about this trip. We have been so blessed to have you both as our crew. Too many pounds to take home but reflects Lesley's meals from her small kitchen - Superb !! Thank you both for your hospitality and being so accommodating. You made our week in paradise very memorable.
Sue, Beth, John, Rich, Ted and Sherry
Honeymoon On A FLOATING PARADISE
Thank you so much for having us this week on your floating paradise! You have truly made our HONEYMOON Special.

Lesley - your food all week has been terrific and the eggs benedict alone make me want to come back asap! You are an amazing Chef and I'm sure Sergei will be making your "Carribbean Bananas" in less than a week!

Mike - thanks a ton for introducing us to the "Dark n Stormy" and your perfect martini's. Also, thank you for teaching us how to sail - you're a great captain and had the perfect amount of patience with our never-ending questions!

It's truly been an amazing week filled with adventure, excitement and exploring new places. We're so lucky to have such great company! Until we meet again in ZA, Greece, DE or the BVI's!! - SERGEI AND LESLEY MOSCHKOV
Amazing & Beyond Enjoyable
Thank you doesn't come close to the gratitude we have for you both and your beautiful Exta Sea!! This time spent with you has been amazing and beyond enjoyable. Lesley your cooking and feeding us goes above and beyond fantastic! Mike your are a wonderful sailor and bar keep. We hope to sail with you again one day!

Fair winds and following seas until next time. PATTI AND JASON FOX
Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! - For a fantastic trip & a week of pampering!
Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! - For a fantastic trip and a week of pampering! You made this holiday one that we will never forget and always hold dear the special memories that were made. The food was awesome and you are both so warm and welcoming - we have felt like family. We really appreciate all the extra effort you gave to see that we had a wonderful time - we loved every minute of it! Please come and visit us in Washington D.C. Much Love and Thanks from the Drapers!! (JOHN & CATHY DRAPER - JAY, BEN, MARK & JENNA)
You Are Both An Inspiration!
So fabulous to have my birthday and baby Mike's" arrival the night before. Congratulations on a big bouncy baby boy!! Family is the best and you made us our 6am coffee, 12pm wine, and 5pm painkillers with Love. You both are an INSPIRATION to us - both as sailors and cooks!!

Thanks for an absolutely perfect tour of pirates and reefs - we loved it - and you even colored Easter Eggs so the Bunny would come!! You two are MAGIC!! - KAREN, STEVE, NOAH AND LEO MARSDEN
We Made You Honorary FAMILY!
Dear Exta-Sea,

No one could have been better host and hostess than you, nor more patient and loving with our boys. You are the Grandparents we would love for them, so we made you honorary SCOTT'S!! Thanks for everything, Love you!! - JOHN, JANIE, RJ and JESSE SCOTT
BEST Vacation Ever!!
Thank you for holding our BEST vacation ever!

I really needed a vacation...and I got One! You two are a great example for us and our kids. Tremendous Hospitality, competence, and friendliness - while making it look easy. Hope to see you again soon! - Todd

Thanks for making our vacation a Very memrorable one! We enjoyed everything, food, drinks, water sports and the company. This vacation will be hard to beat. We will look back with very fond memories and plan our next trip back to BVI's. What a great place to be. Exta-Sea was great and we are sold on the catamaran for sure. Thank you again and we really hope to be back soon. - Joy (TODD, JOY, CLARK, HAZEL & PAIGE DAVIS
3/29/14 - 4/5/14)
MARCH 2014
, VICKY, ABBY + SPENCER JONES
15/03/14 - 21/03/14
We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the fantastic scenery as much as the spectacular food and great drinks.
The diving was phenomenal and all 4 of us appreciated your constant patience and consideration.
We look forward to cruising w/y'all again soon.
Your hospitality was awesome. We could not have dreamed of a better vacation with such wonderful, fun, lovely people.
Thank you for everything - it has been great!!
MARCH 2014
BILL + SHERI
KEVIN + KIRSTEN
PAUL + ELIZABETH
01/03/14 - 08/03/14
What a fabulous trip and vacation! We couldn't have imagined a better experience. We loved getting to know you both -
your family history, your boating history, you wonderful personalities!!
The food was out of this world, as were the painkillers!!
We are already thing about our next trip with Y'all!!
Luv ya lots!
P.S. We so loved meeting all your South African friends!
P.S.S. Can we be adopted as SAfricans?
FEBRUARY 2014
BILL + TRACIE
17/2/14 - 24/2/14
We had an awesome time the week!!! What a great fun and relaxing charter. The food was out of this world as well as the personal service and pampering. We are defenitely looking forward to our next visit with you!
Hopefully you can say we are the "best" charter you have ever had.
Thanks for a truly great week!!
DAN + KIM KEERS
Words cannot explain the time and experience we shared with you.
We hope to see you again and have more great memories.
P.S.We will always have a place in Indy for our dearest new friends
CHRIS + JENNIFER NORTHERN
We weren't sure what to expect from our trip, - but we have had a trip of a lifetime. We came with four friends and and are leaving with two more.
Thank you so much for your hospitality and great food, but most of all for allowing us to spend our vacation with you.
......until next time!!
FEBRUARY 2014
DOUG + LAURIE
9/2/14 - 16/2/14
Everything was fabulous, except for parting ways.
We will miss you and hope to return SOON!!
Fair winds and following seas to you
LISA + DAVID MENS
We loved every moment, the food was fabulous, dives were great,
Our new drink called the "Extasea" - awesome!!
MARY KENNEDY + KELLY CORTUM
Thank you so much for a great week on the sea! We couldn't have been more lucky then to get you as our crew,
and now our friends. Amazing food. Thank you again!
JANUARY 2014
THE FAMILY, JAMES, NICOLE, NOAH (6) KEEGAN (6), LUCA (4) + McKENZIE(2)
29/01/14 - 6/02/14
Thank you SO much for our fabulous, fun filled holiday.
We had the most amazing time and cannot thank you enough for your lovely hospitality and fabulous ways with our lively crew!
You have given us the sailing bug !! - An absolutely fantastic time had by all.
JAN. 2014
- DONNA, CAREN AND ROSEMARY
22/01/14 - 29/03/14
Your gracious hosting is beyond comparison. This week has been a wonderful (heartfelt) memory.
Thank you for sharing this celebration and adding "vibey" excitement. This was fantastic bliss!
Chef Lesley = please come to NYC and open a restaurant (make the world a better, happier place!!)
The best vacation EVER!! You are masterful at your craft and the ultimate host and hostess!
Our WAVES trip BVI 2014 will never be forgotten - including our last Dark n Stormy nite.
For me you are the yin & yang of the sea. Our 7 days upon Extasea was and forever will be a beautiful shared experience for Catamarean aka Caren, Donasea aka Donna and Searose aka Rosemary
May we meet again by land and by sea.
DECEMBER 12013
TOM + DONNA AND FAMILY
27/12/13 - 05/01/14
Thank you for a wonderful week!
Your kindness, cooking and hospitality were exceptional.
I feel like we are leaving family today, and hope will can remain in touch.
Thank you again!
June 2013
Name of yacht : Exta-Sea
Dates of Charter :6-21 to 6-29-2013
Name of Charterer : Dempsey/Gilbert

We hope you enjoyed your charter! We would really appreciate it if you would take a moment to complete this form. Naturally we hope that everything was perfect, but we also would like to know if there were any (small) problems. All comments are helpful!

When you arrived, your first impression of the yacht was: Clean, organized, comfortable.


What did you think about your accommodation? Perfect. Always clean and well maintained daily. Everything we needed available to us. This included towels, toiletries, hair dryer, etc.
Cabins, beds, bathrooms:


Salon, cockpit, deck space: wonderful. Always clean, plenty of room, comfortable


Was the boat kept clean during your charter (your cabins, the bathrooms/heads, your towels, bedding, the cockpit, the galley)? Everything always clean, room serviced daily



Did you miss anything on board? NO



What did you enjoy the most on board? The skipper and cook, Lesley and Mike are amazing people. They have a lot of boating experience, and a lot of life experience that is so interesting and fun. We appreciated them so much and hope to charter with them again. And the food, wow! Could not be better, definitely gourmet and followed our requests in regards to likes and dislikes. We did not have to lift a finger. What a real treat.



Please describe your Captain (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.) Professional and outgoing. Warm, approachable, aims to please. Wonderful!!



What do you think about your itinerary, the places and bays you visited and the activities you have done? All wonderful. They exceeded our expectations in our itinerary.



Please describe your chef (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.)
Service with a smile. Expert cook, beautiful presentation, wonderful variety. Much better than any restaurant!


Please describe your meals (presentation, quality, quantity) presentation and quality was great. There was always enough. Great variety, never boring.



Do you feel the meals and drinks reflected the requests you made in your preference sheet?
Absolutely, not one detail missed Truthfully!!



If you had children in your party, what did the crew do to make their vacation special (food, games, toys, etc)? did not, but just listening to them, they would be happy to accommodate children as they have grandchildren of their own and correspond with them routinely as to not miss events in their development.



Did you receive enough information from us before your trip, was the description of the yacht and crew accurate?
yes

Would you sail with us again? Absolutely. Hopefully at Christmas

Any other notes or special remarks you have: Exta- Sea is awesome. You cannot go wrong sending out any guests with this boat and crew. Thank you!





May we use your comments as a reference for future guests? Absolutely and our contact information as a reference if needed

Sincerely,

Molly and Jeff

Thank you!
April 2013
Name: John
Yacht: EXTA SEA with Mike & Lesley Blamey
Charter Dates: April 22-29, 2013
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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?
Very much

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Impeccable

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
no

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

8. Additional comments on your charter?
Mike and Lesley were fabulous guides and catered to our every desire. We had the time of our lives and would do it again tomorrow!


April 2013
Name: Richter
Yacht: EXTA SEA
Charter Dates: April 22-29, 2013
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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?
YES!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes!

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Loved It!

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
No

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

8. Additional comments on your charter?
We had the time of our lives and the best captain and cook (Mike and Lesley) I'm pretty sure in the world. We have already recommended 3 different couples to book a trip. They were so accommodating to our needs and fun to be around. We cannot wait to get back for the next adventure!


April 2013
Name: Richter
Yacht: EXTA SEA
Charter Dates: April 22-29, 2013
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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?
YES!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes!

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes!

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Loved It!

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
No

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

8. Additional comments on your charter?
We had the time of our lives and the best captain and cook (Mike and Lesley) I'm pretty sure in the world. We have already recommended 3 different couples to book a trip. They were so accommodating to our needs and fun to be around. We cannot wait to get back for the next adventure!


March 30/13
Name: Jeff Perloski
Yacht: EXTA SEA with Mike & Lesley Blarney
Charter Dates: March 30-April 6, 2013
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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?
Extremely. Mike and Lesley treated us like family, and extended every courtesy to make us feel welcome.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Absolutely. The bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect size for our needs, and the yacht was always kept clean and neat.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes. We could open and close windows as we wished, except when under sail (to keep the water out). The boat was always cool and comfortable.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes! We absolutely LOVED every meal...gourmet and wonderfully tasty! Lesley worked very hard to make every meal perfect for us, and presented with a flair.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Captain Michael sailed a very encompassing route for us, to show us a lot of the islands. We loved them all!

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
No, we had all the information we needed for our trip, thank you. The travel guide was a great plus, Thank you!

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

8. Additional comments on your charter?
We were hoping for the adventure of our lives. We experienced that and much, much more. We made close friends, saw beauty beyond words, and made memories for life. We all were constantly smiling happy, from the youngest (10) to oldest (66), which is a feat these days. We learned to snorkel and ski, and even a little about how to sail. Michael and Lesley were excellent guides, and the most gracious hosts. A five-star experience for all of us. It's very hard to revert back to "real life."


The McDonalds
Mike and Lesley
What can be said about the most wonderful week spent with our new friends. We're enjoyed your and our cruise so much. Lesley you are a wonderful cook and we have enjoyed your meals so much. Mike, you have been a wonderful captain, bartender and inspiration to our boys. It has been a most memorable and special time spent here on the Extasea. Check the closets we may be hiding on board!!
We will miss you, see you again soon!!
Lots of love
The Mc Donalds.

MARCH 3/13
Mike and Lesley
Thank you for the most incredible week in the BVI! You have been the most incredible hosst/friends - we exceeded our expectations by 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,003 times. Lesley you have been the most hospitable, awesome, down to earth host possible and I really hope you come to the Cape to make so more dark and stormy's with us. Mike, you're da man! Lesley, best cook ever!.
Thanks so much
Sean Mc Donald
Boston
10/03/13 to 16/03/13
JANUARY 21/13
Dear Lesley and Mike
3rd time on the Extasea - The last two week we felt like we are at home. We are now the undisputed record holders (in each catagory) - the Big 5D's - Diving, Drinking, Dancing, Discussing and Diceing.
Thanks for all - Great Diving, serving drinks and awesome meals, watersports and showing us the beautiful places of the BVI's - But most of all THANKS for your friendship!!
See you again soon - ASAP!! Friends Forever.
Eva, Karl, Werner and Sabine
Vienna, Austria
21/01/13 to 06/02/13.
DEC. 26/12
Over the past week "Extasea" has become like a second home to us. It has been simply amazing getting to travel with you and experience so many new things. This has been and adventure we will never forget. Mike and Lesley, thank you very much for welcoming us on board your lovely boat. Thanks you for the great food and exceedingly good conversation. Thank your for sharing stories with us and yourfavoritesnorkel places, and the diverse music, and letting us sail your boat. We certainly want to come back and see you again, and the rest of the BVI.
Much love, sincerely,
The Bauer family
Calgary, Canada
26/12/12 to 03/01/13
NOV.16/12
Dear Lesley and Mike
Thank you so much for a wonderful "8" nights!!
We had such a fantastic time and loved the snorkeling, diving and watersports day! Your hospitality and warmth made us feel like family and we couldn't have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable stay. Lesley your cooking far exceeded our expectations and everything was delicious - thanks for going the extra mile for the "pescatarians"!!!
Hope to see you both again soon back here on the Extasea.
Much Love
Katherine Pearce
NYC
16/11/12 - 24/11/12
Dec 27-Jan 03/13
Name: Mike Bauer
Yacht: EXTA SEA with Mike and Lesley Blamey
Charter Dates: December 27 - January 3, 2012
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

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?
Yes. Right from the first emails we exchanged through to our final day, Mike and Lesley were warm, welcoming, and always a pleasure to be around.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Exta-Sea was not only clean when we arrived, but kept clean and organized the entire trip. Mike and Lesley have made many customizations to the yacht for increased safety and comfort and we very much noticed and appreciated these modifications. We would definitely charter with Mike and Lesley again.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes, there were two fans in each cabin and hatches and screened portholes that could be opened. There was no need for air conditioning and we were comfortable.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Meals were consistently high quality and there was lots of variety from meat and potatoes to Samosas and Pad Thai. They exceeded our expectations and there was no fear of going hungry as generous portions were served.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
The pace, places we anchored, and amount of snorkeling was perfect for us. It was clear that Mike and Lesley seriously considered the information we provided and planned an itinerary to fit our wishes. They also made changes along the way to adjust to weather and were flexible.

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
Nothing comes to mind.

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

8. Additional comments on your charter?
Ellen listened to our expectations and was very helpful in suggesting yachts and crews that were compatible with our needs; she also personally communicated with crews on our behalf to clarify some of our questions. Ellen also provided information and help with regards to hotel recommendations, ferry routes to fit our schedule, and our general questions. The staff were very friendly and helpful with regards to payment processing, questions about insurance, etc.

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