Virgin Islands Charter Vacation
1940 bay dr, apt 1, miami beach, Florida, 33141, United States
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CRYSTAL CLEAR GUESTS COMMENTS

Guests said this about their charter aboard CRYSTAL CLEAR in early April, 2015
Please pardon our delay as married life with new jobs has occupied us since our return! We appreciate you facilitating this trip of a lifetime, that incidentally began our life together. Our consensus feedback is as follows.

Without hesitation we recommend Charly and Carolina with their yacht, Cyrstal Clear, for a trip of a lifetime. My wife and I can tell you how the yacht consistently was the most elegant and well cared for vessel among the other boats anchored in the bays we spent our nights at, or we could speak to the uniqueness and splendid gourmet quality of our meals that never repeated themselves, or the meticulous mastery of scheduling the crew wielded to craft an unforgettable trip for us hitting all the must-do's in the Virgin Islands tailored to our interests. But what is the most important and sincere point we can communicate is our deep gratitude for Charly and Carolina who made us feel as family in their home they welcomed us into aboard Crystal Clear as we begin our own family--we saw pictures and heard stories of all the patrons who returned time and time again for follow-up trips, even couples who spent their honeymoons with the crew only to now invite Charly and Carolina to their own children's weddings! You don't just find an unparalleled voyage with Crystal Clear, you find life-long friends.

Best,
Dominique
Comments by guests aboard the 54 ft ketch CRYSTAL CLEAR in November, 2014
Sorry it took so long but we have been on the road since we returned from the charter. We had an incredible time in the islands. Charly and Carolina were fantastic and the Crystal Clear was awesome, several people complemented Debbie and I on the beauty of the boat. I was awed by Anagada and the Baths and will have to return someday for a longer stay. Our Crew welcomed us like family and never lost patience with our constant stream questions. The last word: The best food, drinks and friendly service anyone could imagine!
Larry Mahan
From a family aboard CRYSTAL CLEAR in June, 2013
Our vacation was an amazing experience! All five of us had a fabulous time!!! We would wholeheartedly recommend Crystal Clear for anyone contemplating this type of vacation.

Here's some feedback on a few items:

yacht- The yacht was gorgeous and was stocked with everything we could have needed! Charly and Carolina are very particular about their yacht, and therefore it is is great shape with no problems! The sleeping arrangements were comfy (although our middle daughter Hannah did bang her head on to the upper berth several times before she learned not to!).

crew- Charly and Carolina were gracious, accommodating, fun-loving, and dedicated hosts. They worked hard to make sure our vacation was what we wanted. They understood that our family liked to have adventures and stay active, so in addition to sailing, they made sure we went swimming, snorkeling, hiking or exploring every day. They took us to the most amazing beaches and bars and always had great recommendations for drinks and snacks. They were very personable and really took the time to get to know each one of us. They excelled at time management, and gave us just the right amount of time to do things and get places without feeling rushed (but we packed an incredible amount into our 7 days with them). They also made the trip a lot of fun - Charly with music, dancing, camp games while sailing, and an infectious attitude for fun; and Carolina as our tour guide on hikes and snorkel excursions. Both Charly and Carolina made the trip educational, answering all our questions about the islands, fish and animals, sailing, etc.

food- the meals were fabulous!!! very delicious!! Charly is a fantastic chef. We always had more than enough to eat and drink. We enjoyed trying things we had never tried before (even the kids) - mussels marinara, Russian salad, melon with prosciutto, Argentinian barbecue, etc. Some American classics (burgers, hot dogs, brownies with ice cream) also hit the spot at just the right time.

Island connections - an unexpected (but not surprising) benefit was the help that Charly provided for arranging for car rentals, ferries, taxis, and restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed taking advantage of Charly's connections to utilize the pool, hot tub, slide and trampoline at Scrub Island Resort and hiking trails and beach at Biras Creek. We didn't know enough about the area to decide our own itinerary in advance, but Charly and Carolina quickly learned what we liked to see and do and their recommendations were always spot on. Each day seemed to be an adventure that topped the previous day. We were even treated to a fireworks show on Peter Island during our last night on the boat!

Again, our week aboard the Crystal Clear with Charly and Carolina was everything we hoped for and then some. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you for your role in hooking us up with them!
APRIL 2013
Name: Maryann Cote
Yacht: CRYSTAL CLEAR with Charly Zahr & Carolina Soaje
Charter Dates: April 1-5, 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?
Charly and Carolina are lots of fun to be around and welcomed us onto their yacht.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes. It's beautiful .

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes. The fans are a big help in the cabins.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Food was excellent. Gourmet presentation and absolutely delicious!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes, beautiful!

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
I was pleased with the services.

7. May we post this review on our website?


8. Additional comments on your charter?



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FEB 20-24-13
Name: Dan
Yacht: CRYSTAL CLEAR with Charly Zahr & Carolina Rodriguez Soaje
Charter Dates: February 20-24, 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?
Captain Charly and Carolina are very friendly and thoughtfully accomodated our preferences

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Extremely - the Crystal Clear is a spacious, beautifully maintained and comfortably furnished yacht

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes - good passive ventilation, plus fans if needed, and the option for air conditioning - first rate!

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Exceptional - creative, tasty, surprising, fresh, plenty

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes, Charly and Carolina knew where and when to go, sharing their local knowledge to maximize our enjoyment

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
Very well done

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

8. Additional comments on your charter?
I highly recommend the Crystal Clear (and VIS). Carolina and Charly make a great team - they compliment each other very well and care tremendously about exceeding expectations on all aspects of the experience. We had a fabulous time and are talking about when we might go again.


Jamie & Lori April 2005
Thank you Charly and Carolina for a wonderful vacation. We had such good fun sailing with the both of you. We loved snorkeling on the reef at Bitter End, seeing sharks and turtles. Thank you for introducing us o Virgin Gorda - we loved exploring it. We had a great time playing poker and perhaps our favorite night was Argentina BBQ with songs and laughter! Too bad Manchester United didn't win. Maybe next time. Thank you Thank you for everything! I think my Spanish got a little better no? Adios Gracias Hasta Luego.
Jamie & Lori April 2005
Gretchen Charter
Dear Charly and Carolina,
Once again... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! This trip was better than the last- and it was amazing! How truly lucky Joe and I feel to count you a our friends. AND we're all so very talented at scuba diving - SCUBA PROS we are! I know we feel totally relaxed with you and enjoy your company and lovely home - what an adventure you are both living - thank you for sharing it with us. After our first trip with you I was thinking it would be so nice to sail with them again someday... today I am thinking - I can't wait until our next trip with Charly and Carolina! Take care both of you we will be in touch! Love Gretchen
The Margulis
Dear Carolina & Charly,
Thank you both for an amazing week. You really know how to make one feel at home and so welcome. We will always remember our first wedding anniversary and Caleb's first sail. Thank you for all your hard work and making us feel so special!
Best wishes,
The Margulis
Charly and Carolina,
The second time was even better than the first! Thanks for making it so special for us and especially for Shane.
California this summer?

All my best,
Sandy
Jeanne and Jason
Thank you so much for the best, and presumably only, honeymoon cruise of our lives!
The amenities, the food, your friendliness, the fantastic locations, the snorkeling trips and local tours, and the gift of seeing Charly dance like Michael Jackson with Jason were all muy muy muy bueno!
We have had such a wonderful time sailing with you, and we wish you clear skies and perfect breezes o see you safely down to Venezuela and your fabulous life adventures beyond!
Come see us in California on your big RV trip of the USA (or anytime!)
Love,
Jeanne and Jason
Jessica and Jim
To capture a moment in time is an extremely difficult task. Cameras and camcorders can do no justice. It takes special people to take those moments and make them real. You are those special people. I cannot think of any other people or way that could have made our honeymoon as special as it was. We will never forget this week or the two of you for the rest of our lives. We thank you from th bottom of our hearts for capturing this moment in time for us. We are glad to call you friends. Thank you for everything.

The Hunsakers
Dear Charly and Carolina,
We had such a wonderful time on this cruise with both of you through the BVI! We really enjoyed your company, your hospitality, your cooking, and especially your friendship. Brooke and Ben had the trip of a lifetime with you and we are sure they will never forget the treasure hunt, football on the beach, sandcastles and, how can we forget, the game Set! They felt so special by both of you and we appreciate your time with them!
From one pirate family to another, we look forward to sharing the waters with you again! AARGH!

The Hunsakers
Brooke (Age 9)
Dear Charly and Carallina,

I really enjoyed the cruise you gave my family and I loved the treasure hunt it was so much fun! When I get home I am going to put together the fish puzzle. (I may need a little help because I'm not good, but it will help me get better.) The turtle made out of shells is going to go on my dressure where everyone can see it. Your guys cooking is the best! It tasted like a restruant. I loved your hospittallity. I liked playing with you on the beach. I liked the pirate flag cerimony with the swords, eye patches, and the telescope. It was so instering to watch the baracota eat with his big teeth. I will remember this for the rest of my life.
From,
Brooke
(Age 9)
John and Page
Dear Charly and Carolina,
We came wih few expectations, just a hope to relax and enjoy the sun and water... What a wonderful, magical time this has been. You are two unique spirits, and sharing yourselves, your love of life, your beautiful sailboat and home with us has been such a pleasure. The past two days have been fantastic- what a change from the crazy day before (travel!) We hope to keep you in our lives and be able to share time again with you. We would love to have you come and see Virginia and Chesapeake Bay (and oysters and crabs). Thanks again for everything-

September 2011
The Freyembergers HONEYMOON
Charly & Tom:
We had a great vacation with you. The food was delicious and you always keep us entertained. It was great seeing the islands from our own floating fortress! I appreciate you dedication to my search to find the perfect lobster. Thanks for all the pics you took! You documented our trip much better then we could have! We all feel like family now!

The Van Horns
Captain Charly & Tom:
Thank you so much for a wonderful HONEYMOON ! We loved the boat, the snorkeling, the swimming and ,of course, Grants B-Day Party! We are very happy in this Yellow submarine! The adventure was amazing, your warmth generosity and desire to have fun ! (And amazing cooking skillsThanks to your wife for the birthday Cake). We feel so lucky to have meet you. Cheers!

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