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“Refunded deposit when our itinery was changed” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Miramar Sailing

Miramar Sailing
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Owner description: Miramar Sailing offers Private & Exclusive Day Sailing, Caribbean Sailing Holidays, and RYA Recognised training courses from its base in Jolly Harbour. Our private 47ft. Classic Ketch, "Hawnalea", with Captain Kevin and crew, will "Make Your Day Special". Hawnalea is not a "party boat" and she will be "yours for the day". She can accommodate up to 12 guests. Our monohulls "Miramar", "Phoenix" & "Danae", with Brian & Pippa, offer extended cruising holidays and RYA approved training, throughout the Caribbean for up to 4 guests or students.
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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Refunded deposit when our itinery was changed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

We booked a sailing trip with Miramar for my husband's 50th birthday and we paid half as a deposit in advance.

Unfortunately the Ventura cruise had to change it's itinery due to delayed passengers embarking at Barbados and so we could not do the trip as planned.

Although we were very disappointed we were pleased to see that Brian & Pippa had refunded our deposit very promptly as promised.

This review is for those who are wary of handing money over to this company prior to the day of sailing: very trustworthy and commendable!

Visited January 2013
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Miramarsailing465, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Hi GR. Thank you for acknowledging this and taking the trouble to point it out. In nearly 7 years of operation we have always done the same. Your disappointment at missing your cruise with us was evident. We would not add to it by asking you to lose your money as well as your trip through no fault of your own. Please come and see us next time you are down this way.
Kind regards
The Miramar Team.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

I booked before leaving the UK through Brian and received full information promptly to confirm timings etc. From the moment we stepped on board Hawnalea, Kevin and Tyler ensured that we had a great day of sailing on a beautiful yacht as well as pointing out places of interest along the coast of the beautiful island of Antigua. The guys are extremely experienced and friendly and could not do enough to make sure that we had a marvellous day that we'll never forget. Lunch was plentiful, tasty and served on the beach. To complete a most wonderful day, my husband was surprised with a bottle of champagne to celebrate his birthday the following day - a really thoughtful and unexpected touch. Thanks again - it was a memorable day .

Visited January 2013
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Miramarsailing465, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Many thanks "Foxyglove"! We are delighted you had a great time and from all of us that never met your husband, a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
The Miramar Team.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

What a find. We had an amazing experience with Pippa for 5 days leaving Antigua and sailing over to Guadeloupe. We also got our coastal skipper qualification and we would recommend this RYA school highly! Why struggle in the freezing cold in the UK when you can enjoy the challenges of an RYA course in the Caribbean? A no brainer. Very professional and well organised company as well as nice people. Thanks.

Visited January 2013
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Miramarsailing465, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Hi Guys, Many thanks for taking the trouble to write this. We are so pleased you had a great time.Pippa actually sailed past Guadeloupe again yesterday en route to Grenada with 4 more school students. She will be stopping briefly in St. Lucia before continuing her journey south. She will not be able to read your review for a couple of weeks but I know she will be thrilled with it and grateful for it.
Many thanks
Brian
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Edinburgh
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“Sunset Sail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

We arranged this trip to Antigua for my mother-in-laws 83rd birthday and this sunset cruise was the highlight of the trip and we will book again when we return to Antigua captain Kevin and his nephew Tyler made the whole day special

Visited January 2013
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Miramarsailing465, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Many thanks N9DUF, a cruise with Kevin & Tyler does make a great birthday present. We would be delighted to welcome you back to Antigua anytime.
Thanks for taking the time to write this review.
The Miramar Team
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Better than advertised, absolutely perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

This trip was highlight of my time in Antigua. From the moment we set foot on the Hawnalea, Captain Kevin and mate Tyler made us feel so special, they were friendly, funny and informative. We had booked a 5 hour trip on our last day and it was so fantastic, if we had not had to catch a flight, we would have asked to stay out longer. Although it was all wonderful, the highlight of the sail for me was jumping from the boat and swimming and snorkeling in the clear blue waters, seeing the sunken sail boat and collecting some beautiful shells. For my friend it was relaxing on deck and taking in the sun as she watched the different beautiful parts of the shore go by.
We chose to eat our delicious lunch on deck, sent over from the restaurant, so as not to waste a moment of our precious time on the boat. i have never been sailing before, while my friend is an old hand, and both of us were thrilled and cannot recommend Miramar Sailing more highly. I cannot say one negative thing about our day. It is, without a doubt, well worth the money, and we shall definitely be taking a longer trip with them when we return to Antigua!

Visited January 2013
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Miramarsailing465, Owner at Miramar Sailing, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you "suebloo". We are delighted you and your friend had a great time and would be delighted to see you again when you next visit Antigua.
A VERY special thank you.
The Miramar Team
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