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“2 week BVI Flotilla”
Review of Sunsail

Sunsail
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Just returned from a 2 week BVI flotilla. Fantastic sailing, excellent lead boat/ team. Very professional sailing lead skipper and helpful engineer. Helpful engineer needed as there were significant unsorted boat maintenance issues. Tui additionally, need to sort out 1 significant aspect of their "holiday experience" for me to return any time soon:
Need to organise better flights to and from Tortola. They offer one flight only from Gatwick with Virgin Atlantic. Any other flights need to be booked independently and they explicitly will not guarantee arrivals etc if not booked through themselves. As I live in Manchester and Tui aka Thomson offer a direct Manchester - Barbados flight, I cannot understand why this was not forthcoming? Instead, their only option was: get from Manchester to London Gatwick on your own, fly London Gatwick to Antigua ( worst airport I have ever travelled through and I have travelled extensively. Had to go through Immigration and then immediately exit through Emigration, where four separate families (some with infants) were sent to the back of a very long queue, in the steamy heat for missing one line of a repetitive entry and then exit document!). then it was a Liat flight to Tortola. Wait for the return nightmare: Tortola to Antigua. Same ridiculous form filling in duplicate, surly, rude immigration/ emigration staff, followed by a Virgin flight that left Antigua, to touch down in Barbados ( 3 hours extra added, collecting more passengers and refueling, changed to this deviation after booking!) and then on to Gatwick etc. For a holiday costing, on average £6000 per couple, Tui and Virgin this is just not good enough. the BVI however is filled with charming, polite people, happy to be alive and very welcoming. the sailing was great as was the company. Tui, in future, please sort: Thomson Manchester - Barbados, Liat Barbados - Tortola or we'll be choosing Greece and Turkey for sailing in future.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Just returned from a 1 week Sunsail yacht charter holiday based in Tortola BVI. The yacht was clean and nearly new condition, we were very pleased to be upgraded from a 36i to a 41 so had plenty of room to share with two friends who joined us. Warm and sunny 28C all week with a steady breeze at sea, perfect for sailing. The Sunsail staff were really helpful and the islands locations we visited were idyllic, many having good restaurants serving Caribbean food and drinks. Good for swimming and snorkelling, but not as much marine life as we had hoped for.

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Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Another great week of sailing and fun in the islands. Great support staff and a super boat! The Sunsail 440 catamaran is ideal for sailing in the BVI!

5  Thank Ross L
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Just rented a 38' cat from Sunsail. The boat was clean and in good shape, overall. Mostly, the staff were helpful. There was one real problem with Sunsail when the davit line snapped when we were raising the dingy. Fortunately, no one was hurt but we were unable to contact anyone from Sunsail via phone, even though the info they had given us said that someone was in the office until 11 pm (this was a 6 pm). I left 3 voice mails but no one returned the call. The next morning I called them again and they did send someone to make the repairs. When we returned to their dock, I questioned them about the lack of response and they told me they had gone home for the night at 5 pm that evening!. Fortunately, all worked out well.

5  Thank ChrisFromNJ
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