15124 NW 237th Terrace, High Springs, FL, 32643, USA
(800) 479-9054 / (386) 454-1261
ZEPHYRUS GUESTS COMMENTS

April 2015
Zephyrus is a big boat and is has a lot of space to make me feel comfortable. The service is amazing. The food is great! Everywhere we went to was safe and beautiful. We did a lot of stuff like snorkeling, kayaking. I hope we return . I do recommend that there should be a privacy screen in the bathroom. i loved it.
Isabelle (9 years old) Note from captain: there is a one way privacy screen in window.

Our trip was perfect in every way. It was as relaxing and hands on as you wanted it to be. We loved every minute of it and would recommend Captain Tim and Cherlyn to anyone. Couldn't have been any better!

March 2015
Our trip was amazing. The atmosphere which you created on board was fantastic. Every person had a wonderful experience. We will definitely see you again and cant wait to be back on Zephyrus.
T-
We had an amazing sailing vacation experience on Zephyrus. Captain Tim and Chelyn were so accommodating and enthusiastic about making sure that our time was the best ever it could be. We had food allergies and they were so careful to make sure that there was no cross contamination and all of the meals were delicious. We learned a lot along the way about the Exumas and all the wonderful places to explore and experience. It was a truly relaxing and restorative time. We will definitely book another trip on Zephyrus.
Lianne -
February 2015
Thank you for a fabulous trip!
Fun, friendly charter - first rate.
Delicious cuisine, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gourmet meals, tailored menu around our requests prepared with variety always balanced beautiful presentation.
Extremely accommodating helped us plan week of paradise - flexible - worked around our wishes.
Always felt safe w/ Captain Tim at the helm. They went beyond call of duty to get us back sailing all through the night.
Comfortable room with great mattresses.
Appreciate how much you aimed to please were always there for us but gave plenty of privacy.
Barry and Sara
Wishes and More Charter: March 2014
I just wanted to say thank you so very much for all of your help in making Lukes wish come true! I appreciate all of the special assistance you provided before the trip. You made us feel comfortable in sending our wish family on this unique wish adventure. Helping us to work thru the process and to secure the special discounts for the use of the kayak and the repositioning fee was awesome. I am sure that Becky shared with you how much Luke and his family enjoyed the entire trip. She said the food was great, the cook and captain were so friendly and so very accommodating. They went above and beyond their expectations. The sights and sounds of the keys were breathtaking. The family said they enjoyed the kayak experience so much that they connected with the company and set up their own kayak activity. Becky said exploring the area by kayak was awesomethey were able to see so much more of the keys then they would have just from land. So very cool!! And a bonus was the weather was amazing! From beginning to end this was a most wonderful experience for Luke and his family. He felt the entire wish experience was way more than he ever could have imagined. You definitely helped to make some awesome wish memories for Luke!
Thank you!
March Charter 2014
We had a wonderful time on the cruise! We loved Captain Tim and Chelyn. The food was great. We felt safe and in good hands. The sailing out of Key West was amazing. Snorkeling the reefs was unforgettable. The estate rooms were so comfortable. We caught a barracuda but the fish broke the line. It was perfect weather! We enjoyed Indian Key. We loved Key West. We recommend this vacation highly.

Thank you,
Anna and Robbie
January 2014
5 stars all around.
Awesome experience and thanks so much for accommodating our food preferences. You both were outstanding hosts!
~Suzanne
New Years in the Keys
Zephyrus is a lovely yacht inside and out and so are the owners Chelyn and Tim. We had a wonderful week with our two daughters (21 & 27) and all agreed it was a great experience. We sailed from Key Largo to Key West and back with fun stops on the way for some really fabulous snorkeling. The food was delicious and varied. Chelyn is a great chef. Chelyn and Tim are so easy to be with and so accommodating...They aim to please and they do! We recommend Captain Tim and Chelyn and the Zephyrus to all. Tim and Chelyn are so knowledgeable about snorkeling, diving, the history of the area, and of course, sailing.
You are in good hands!!! We normally bareboat charter and have done so all over the world. This was our first experience with a crewed yacht. And it was our daughters first experience on a yacht charter. As long as Tim and Chelyn are in charge, there is no going back to bareboat!
Torri and Ray
October 2013
Had a wonderful time! We planned a vacation of a lifetime and this experience was exactly what we were looking for! The boys loved the snorkeling in the Bay! Thank you for making this so great even with the windy weather. Rebecca & Jeffrey

ZEPHYRUS GUEST SURVEY
0=POOR, 5=BEST

Quality of accommodations 5
Quality of food 5
Amenities 5
Personal service received 5
Location 5
Activities 5
Homelike atmosphere 5
Price and value 5
Professionalism of crew 5
Overall satisfaction 5
Will return 5
Will recommend 5

Although we had bad weather, too windy to stay at sea we had a wonderful time. Couldnt have asked for a better vacation. Thank you! Will definitely come back again! Jeff & Rebecca LaBond
Cooper Family October 2013
Thank you for a great time on the Z. Had a ball and the kids loved it. Think we will return for the Bahamas with adult couples. Hope to see you again! Jason

We had a great time. I loved that you made me a PB&J and that you always had a story to tell us I loved the pirate story and will be telling them to all my friends. I loved snorkeling and seeing so many fish. Thanks. Kaitlyn, Age 13

One of my favorite parts of the trip was feeding the tarpon. I also liked all of the food Chelyn made. I liked snorkeling in all the different reefs and seeing Dad in a Speedo! Camden, Age 12

My favorite parts were: 1. Feeding the tarpon 2. Cannonball diving and doing flips off the boat. 3. Snorkeling 4. Seeing Dad in a Speedo. 5. Seeing the football game in the captains lounge. Colton, Age 7
AUGUST 11-16, 2013
WOW! What an amazing week! We enjoyed every moment. The Shaw's are not only excellent hosts but very wonderful people. We are truly blessed to have met them. Out family will cherish the many memories of Zeph and the Shaws'. We look forward to sailing with them again in the future. Kellie

Dear Capt Tim and Chelyn,

We can't thank you enough for the amazing week. EVERYTHING was absolutely perfect! We loved sharing time with you... the meals were excellent, the activities were a blast and sailing the blue seas were by far the most exciting thing our family has done.
You two are very special and Zeph is a real beauty. Keep doing what you love... you are really good at it! We are blessed to call you our friends and we look forward to future sails! K, J, E & Lindsay
AUGUST 2013
Hi Tim & Chelyn,

Just got a super short email from Kellie telling me that had an absolutely AMAZING TIME on Zephyrus.
She promises to write me more when things settle down a little and I will forward their praise reports to you.

Thank you ONCE AGAIN for taking such great care of my clients. Rest assured I will continue to promote charters aboard ZEPHYRUS, as I always get such rave reviews.

Feel free to use my comments as well.

Warm regards,
Broker "M"
AUGUST 4-8, 2013
Below are the responses for the Martin charter that booked direct with us. Photos will follow later.

ZEPHYRUS GUEST SURVEY
0 = Poor, 5 = Best

Quality of Accommodations=5
Quality of Food=5
Amenities=5
Personal Service Received=5
Location=5
Activities=5
Homelike Atmosphere=5
Price & Value=5
Professionalism of Crew=5
Overall Satisfaction=5
Will Return=5
Will Recommend=5

COMMENTS/ RECOMMENDATIONS:
Thank you Capt. Tim & Chelyn! We had a wonderful trip! The food was excellent and the activities were exactly what we wanted. Capt. Tim personalized the activities and all our expectations were exceeded! We will definitely recommend and promote Zephyrus! Maybe our next adventure can be Zephyrus in the Bahamas! THANK YOU!
Jan M.
AUGUST 4-8, 2013
ZEPHYRUS GUEST SURVEY
0 = Poor, 5 = Best

Quality of Accommodations 5
Quality of Food 5
Amenities 5
Personal Service Received 5
Location 5
Activities 5
Homelike Atmosphere 5
Price & Value 5
Professionalism of Crew 5
Overall Satisfaction 5
Will Return 5
Will Recommend 5

COMMENTS/ RECOMMENDATIONS:
Thank you Capt. Tim & Chelyn! We had a wonderful trip! The food was excellent and the activities were exactly what we wanted. Capt. Tim personalized the activities and all our expectations were exceeded! We will definitely recommend and promote Zephyrus! Maybe our next adventure can be Zephyrus in the Bahamas! THANK YOU!
Jan M.
July 29-August 3, 2013
Charter Party = BAKER FAMILY
Charter Dates = JULY 29 - AUGUST 3, 2013
Charter Yacht = ZEPHYRUS

= How did you enjoy your charter? LOVED IT

= How would you describe your crew? Were they courteous, helpful, friendly, attentive, knowledgeable? We have made new friends. Captain Tim was SO knowledgeable about the history of the area. The stories were wonderful; we learned a lot. We genuinely enjoyed both Captain Tim and Chelyns company.

= Was the yacht comfortable, clean and well maintained? YES

= How would you describe the quality and presentation of the meals served on board?
Chelyn has it down to a science. The food was perfectly prepared, presented and DELICIOUS! Thank goodness we snorkeled multiple times every day! We all felt very spoiled to have a Captain and a Chef.

= Did the crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets?
Absolutely, with respect to food, beverages, activities, all of the above. Both Captain Tim and Chelyn called in advance to clarify the input.

= Would you be interested in taking another yacht vacation in the future?
Definitely.

= If so, would you like to charter the same yacht and crew? YES!!

= Are there any further comments or suggestions you would like to make to enable the yacht, or crew to better serve you and other clients in the future?
No, we made new friends, new memories. It was a great vacation and an excellent value.

= May we use you as a reference? Absolutely
JULY 29-AUG 3, 2013
ZEPHYRUS GUEST SURVEY
0 = Poor, 5 = Best

Quality of Accommodations=5
Quality of Food=5 YUM-O!
Amenities=5
Personal Service Received=5
Location=5 NEED AN ANNEX IN NORTH CAROLINA!
Activities=5
Homelike Atmosphere=5
Price & Value=5 VALUE
Professionalism of Crew=5
Overall Satisfaction=5
Will Return=5
Will Recommend=5

LOVED IT!
The Baker Family
JULY 7-15, 2013
POOR-0 EXCELLENT-5
Quality of Accommodations 5
Quality of Food 5
Amenities 5
Personal Service Received 5
Location 5
Activities 5
Homelike Atmosphere 5
Price & Value 5
Professionalism of Crew 5
Overall Satisfaction 5
Will Return 5
Will Recommend 5

This was a wonderful vacation. We really couldnt have asked for anything more Great sailing, wonderful boat, outstanding food, awesome company. At the end of the week, we didnt want to leave. We feel as if we have known Tim and Chelyn forever. I have done lots of offshore racing over the years an old sailor told me once, Its not the passage but the company that you will remember 20 years from now. This was truly a memorable family vacation.

Ronald W. Tracy, Jean Bruch, & Karen
JUNE 21-JULY 5, 2013
Below please find the Swain family, charter survey/comments.

0=Poor, 5=Best

QUALITY OF ACCOMMODATIONS=5
QUALITY OF FOOD=5
AMENITIES=5
PERSONAL SERVICE RECEIVED=5
LOCATION=5
ACTIVITIES=5
HOMELIKE ATMOSPHERE=5
PRICE AND VALUE=5
PROFESSIONALISM OF CREW=5
OVERALL SATISFACTION=5
WILL RETURN=5
WILL RECOMMEND= 5

COMMENTS/ RECOMMENDATIONS:
Had a wonderful trip. We will recommend to
all we know and then some. Thank you.

Phil & Diana S
MARCH 2013
This has been probably the most exciting, beautiful, and adventurous week ever! You guys were so great to us and I couldn't imagine it going any smoother. We've never been anywhere so beautiful as here and you were sure to show us the very best parts. I was always impressed by your ability to know what to do to help us and make our trip the best it could be. Thank you soo very much! Annie (age 12)
NEW YEARS 2012-2013
We had a wonderful time. Tell the chef I'm afraid to get on the Scale. Great time on the water and wonderful meals. Trying to figure out how I can post some of my pictures on your page. Say hey! to Chelyn. Jakob is making plans for the Bahamas.
JUNE 2012
WOW!! What an experience. Thank you so much for the opportunity of a lifetime in the sailing for Mike's B-day. All the planning for it to be a complete surprise paid off. Both of you made hi "50" B-day a memory for life, on he will always remember. Sailing is his dream and to be able to actually do it was so wonderful. As captain and ship mate we were indeed blessed to have had you both. The food was great, the service was great, the assurance that the captain was more than able to handle the sea was calming within itself. Really enjoyed it all and look forward to next year booking again. The flexibility you allowed was unreal in changing plans almost daily. As my first time sailing, all I have is good memories... I just might could do this sailing life a few years myself. Thank you from my heart for such a positive sailing vacation. Mike & Marlene.
PS - Next year we will know a little more of what we want and better plan for it.
JUNE 2012
Amazing, pretty much sums it up for me! It all was such an experience from the sailing high seas to the adventure on Shark Island to just sitting at the dock at Key Largo. All memories we will never forget. Thank you so much for a life time of memories. We will still be laughing about "Shark Island" 20 years from now. It's hard to leave! You guys were great! We consider you lifetime friends. Thanks for sharing your home with us. Fairwinds & following Seas!.
Jack & Ellen.
March 2012 - Family charter
Our five days aboard Zephyrus were - in a word fantastic! Tim & Chelyn are the perfect hosts; the yacht is beautiful, comfortable, and performs brilliantly for the avid sailor. Chelyns menus were divinewe always seemed to be full! Best of all, they are wonderful people, and we look forward to having them as new friends! Gail Hough, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Very good sailing and vacation experience. We were aboard with our 2 teenagers and were keen to get to understand how to sail and manage a larger boat. Chelyn & Tim were great hosts and patient and knowledgeable instructors. The whole 5 days was a delight and were very flexible. When the wind picked up to the point of being uncomfortable our hosts turned out to be excellent tour guides to Key West instead. Great food, great sailing, great company. Thanks. Tim Hough

Our five days aboard Zephyrus have been both a relaxing vacation and a great learning experience for all of us. Weve had the opportunity to kick our feet back and enjoy the great weather and enjoy spectacular food prepared by Chelyn, as well as learning how to handle and sail such a magnificent vessel ourselves. Zephyrus is an incredible sailboat with the most gracious, kind and patient hosts, Chelyn and Tim, and the all-around experience has been unmatched by any previous vacation and most certainly unforgettable! Thank you for an amazing vacation! James H.
MARCH 2012
Very good sailing and vacation experience. We were aboard with our 2 teenagers and were keen to get to understand how to sail and manage a larger boat. Chelyn and Tim were great hosts and patient and knowledgable instructors. The whole 5 days was a delight and were very flexible. When the wind picked up to the point of being uncomfortable our hosts turned out to be excellent guides to Key West instead. Great food, great sailing, great company. THANKS! Tim
MARCH 2012
Just finished a week aboard the Zephyrus, I'm sure we've all gained at least 5 pounds. It's been a very relaxing week, fullof beautiful sunsets (saw very few sunrises!), incredible blue water, sailing, swimming and fishing. Had a fabulous scuba experience yesterday with Chelyn as our very capable instructor. Got to swim with a manatee as well! And I can't forget to mention the dolphin visits! Thanks to both Chelyn & Tim for a lovely vacation.
Lori & Bob, JoDee and Paul
September 2011
To Captain Tim & my lovely hostess, Chelyn:
Please allow me to express one more time my appreciation for one of the most memorable times and needed rests spent in my life sailing the fabulous Florida Keys with you both. The sailing, the snorkeling, the stomping around on historic Indian Key and the other fun shore excursions we took, the chatting, the beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the tranquility on the boat and calming sleep, the stargazing from the large hammock on deck, the dolphins on the bow that soaked us with a big tail slap as we sailed, and the sailing stories. The food quality and quantity is in line with some of my favorite restaurants Chelyn, thank you. You guys have a beautiful boat. I know that you both work at it constantly.
As I told you before, I had only done bareboat charters in the past so I was a little hesitant to book a crewed charter. However, I enjoyed being able to sail as much as I wanted to and found that a knowledgeable and ready crew onboard only enhanced the experience. I will be coming back out with you again as soon as I can.

Best Wishes,
Lee Sherrill
July 2011
We heartily recommend Zephyrus for a fabulous sailing vacation. Our sail with Tim and Chelyn Shaw was our most enjoyable and relaxing sailing experience ever! The Shaws welcomed us aboard the Zephyrus with a warm and inviting reception. Every dish that Chelyn prepared for us was hearty, delicious and served with pride. We especially enjoyed her heavenly Key Lime pie, made using a prize winning family recipe that's been handed down for generations. The accommodations are comfortable, well appointed and impeccably clean. The Zephyrus is well equipped with every modern convenience, which provided us all the comforts of home. Tim and Chelyn have maintained their boat in tip-top shape and this coupled with their sailing expertise inspired our extreme confidence and allowed us to relax to the max! We look forward to sailing with them again in the very near future. Mike and Marcia Weflen
March 4, 2011
March 4, 2011

Dear Tim & Chelyn,

Oh my gosh! Where do we start? Thanks for an incredible week! Christy & I loved every minute of it! It was my first sailing experience and what an experience. Even though I was a little nervous at first, you two made it very special and enjoyable. Watching you work as a team on Zephyrus was impressive. We had a great time and learned a few things. I slept like a baby on Zeph and Chelyn, your food is the best!
Going all the way down the Keys to the Dry Tortugas & back was so much fun with yall and now thanks to you I am also a pretty good snorkeler and sailor. Fort Jefferson was so cool, we loved the history. The parasailing excursion was fun too. Next time I should probably use a little more sunscreen.
Your Zephyrus home is beautiful. We hated to leave just as we were getting so good at everything. Hope to be back some day in the not too distant future.

Tonya Tarrant & Christy Storey
JULY 29-AUG 3, 2013
Charter Dates = JULY 29 - AUGUST 3, 2013
Charter Yacht = ZEPHYRUS

= How did you enjoy your charter?
LOVED IT

= How would you describe your crew? Were they courteous, helpful, friendly, attentive, knowledgeable?
We have made new friends. Captain Tim was SO knowledgeable about the history of the area. The stories were wonderful; we learned a lot. We genuinely enjoyed both Captain Tim and Chelyns company.

= Was the yacht comfortable, clean and well maintained?
YES

= How would you describe the quality and presentation of the meals served on board?
Chelyn has it down to a science. The food was perfectly prepared, presented and DELICIOUS! Thank goodness we snorkeled multiple times every day! We all felt very spoiled to have a Captain and a Chef.

= Did the crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets?
Absolutely, with respect to food, beverages, activities, all of the above. Both Captain Tim and Chelyn called in advance to clarify the input.

= Would you be interested in taking another yacht vacation in the future?
Definitely.

= If so, would you like to charter the same yacht and crew?
YES!!

= Are there any further comments or suggestions you would like to make to enable Paradise Connections, the yacht, or crew to better serve you and other clients in the future?
No, we made new friends, new memories. It was a great vacation and an excellent value.

= May we use you as a reference?
Absolutely

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