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About Ilanlyfe
At ilanlyfe Boating we're all about giving you an authentic ilan (island) experience. Let us show you around our beautiful Virgin Islands aboard your very own private charter boat. Visit places such as the Baths in Virgin Gorda, Soggy Dollar on Jost Van Dyke, the Indians and Caves on Norman Island and so much more. Our goal is to leave you with a lasting and life changing experience so give us a call, text or shoot us an email and let us put together one of your best days ever! -Capt. Tony
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savvyhippy7 wrote a review May 2019
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Capt. Tony is a pilot and a boat captain so you are safe in his care! Also there are always a lot of exciting things to see and explore. Take time to talk to the crew about what you would like to see and your day will be one of the best, most memorable trips of a lifetime!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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DanDiloreto wrote a review Sep 2017
Franklin, Tennessee4 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a good experience with Tony a year ago so I booked him for two days back to back. tony is a great host and very adaptable to his patrons. He will go and do and stay as long as you want anywhere you want to go. THANK YOU TONY AND GOD BLESS you and your family over the rebuilding period from hurricane Irma. Dan and Julie DiLoreto
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Laura E wrote a review Jun 2017
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My parents and my boyfriend wanted to explore the BVIs on one of our last days of vacation on St. John. We reached out to IlanLyfe Charters and from the get-go they were responsive, easy to communicate with and fit us in even though it was very short notice! DeShawn and Tony met us at the international dock at 9am and we were very pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the boat is!! The guys are so friendly and nice, genuinely nice people and we trusted them to show us the best snorkel spots and bars. We started at Watermelon Cay and saw huge sea turtles, nurse sharks and so many beautiful fish! Bring your go-pro! We brought our own beer snacks and drinks which we all shared. These guys know how to have a good time and were very professional with safety and accommodating us. It was so nice to have them handle checking us in at customs and navigating us around so that we could spend time together without the worries of where we were going or if we were doing the paperwork right. We went to Sandy Spit a little island in the middle of no where. Gorgeous. Then we went to Foxxy Taboo for lunch which was delicious and did a little hike to the "bubbly bath". We finished our trip at Ivans Stress Free Bar and my boyfriend and I decided to spend the night there- do it! Overall I highly recommend this boat and DeShawn and Tony are the absolute best. I am so happy we chose IlanLyfe and were so lucky to have them to guide us. I would give more stars if I could!!! Next time we return to St. John we will definitely call DeShawn and Tony.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Bobw1950 wrote a review Jun 2017
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We chartered Tony to take us to the BVI on a Sunday. The trip was fine; however, it was nothing exceptional. The Savannah Beach at Virgin Gorda snorkeling was excellent; however, the snorkeling by Scrub Island was disappointing. One thing that I would caution you to know is that if he wants to take you to Scrub Island for lunch that it will take an hour and a half to two hours out of your day. The problem that we had with Tony is that we arrived back in Cruz Bay after Immigration was closed, so we could not check back into the US. Tony said that we all had to meet at US Immigration together and arranged to meet him Tuesday at 11:00 because he was busy on Monday. We arrived at 10:45 knowing that we were early. At 11:00, no Tony. At 11:15, no Tony. My Son went into immigration and told them our situation and that we were told that the boat and my family had to be checked into together. They said for us to come into the office.The officer asked the name of the captain. I told him Tony. He turned to the other officer and said, "I told you so". He said that they have had prior experiences with Tony. They processed us without him. We were considering Tony for vacation planning, but we are no longer considering him. All that he had to do was to send me a text and say that he could not make it instead of leaving my family waiting for him. He is not dependable.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from Tony H, Owner at Ilanlyfe
Responded Aug 22, 2018
Sorry for such a long delay on responding to your review as I have not place much attention to our Tripadvisor page after the storms. Any how, I am deeply sorry that you did not enjoy your trip with me. I do agree with you on Savannah Bay, however, just about everyone that I have taken to Diamond Reef have found it to be exceptional snorkeling as it is one of the few places that has not been destroyed due to the unfortunate side effects that comes with the millions of tourists that visit each year. As for lunch, your right, the wait time at Scrub was a bit long. I must say though, as far as the quality of food they do an amazing job! Unfortunately this is something that many run into here in the islands when dining at some of our restaurants that provide great food; long wait times. With others that serve simply burgers and fries and other quick options you will definitely spend less time waiting for food. when it comes to stops I always only recommend. Being from the Virgin Islands and knowing what's all around our beautiful islands I absolutely HATE it when other captains and charter companies limit their guest's experiences or tailor it to what they feel they want to do and not to what the guests want! With that said if I made you guys feel that this was not the case I am very sorry about that. As for immigration what I hate most about taking people out is having to stop the fun and bring them back early to clear back into customs. Given that it is mandatory that we do this I would present the option of clearing back in to customs the following day in the event that we get back late. With your particular situation I can't recall what exactly happened that day and why there was in issue with customs however, in reference with the comment that the officer made, I have never had any noteworthy issues with them. With that said if I am not mistaken we were to meet earlier in the am and because that was not possible due to me having to go on another trip. Regardless I do take full responsibility for my tardiness as well as the stress that was caused. Again, I am extremely disappointed in myself for not making your day the best day of your trip. I pride myself in doing that for all of my guests. I do appreciate your feedback and I am taking what you have said into deep consideration. While your review is the only negative review that I have ever received I am happy that you posted. I hope that, in the future, you will give me a chance to really show you what the "ilanlyfe" is really about. You will not be dissapointed. Capt. Tony
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JanueK wrote a review Mar 2017
Dayton, Ohio7 contributions5 helpful votes
My family and I are pretty particular with whom we choose for our excursions. We chose IIan Life Boat Charters on a recommendation and we absolutely loved our time. Tony took us the places that we wanted to go and at the speed that was good for my family. When we saw a small cove that looked fun for swimming, he stopped in there so we could enjoy the water. When we were finished with a location, he was willing to leave when we wanted to. I highly recommend doing something that is personalized like IIan Life. You won't regret it.. Thanks for everything Tony!
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Date of experience: February 2017
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