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Reviewed March 26, 2021

Voyage Charter is the best place to charter in the BVI- hands down! The staff at Voyage is simply amazing. You book with Christiane or Shawn and they help you take care of every detail as you prepare. In Soper's Hole, Alice, Nicola and Sarah will arrange any detail you need and also help with great surprises (CLOWNS!=). Rain, Gavin, Blade, Sherlock and the entire Voyage sailing team make sure you feel comfortable on the boat, that everything is in great shape and that you have an amazing sailing experience. We have sailed with Voyage for almost 20 years and we love seeing our Voyage friends every year- as the other reviews note, they truly become family! And with the new boats coming online now after the hurricane, they have resources and features that just can't be matched by any other charter company.

We chartered in February 2021 and while the quarantine requirements are slightly annoying, it was fantastic to be there with so few other boats! We truly felt like we had each anchorage and mooring field to ourselves and locals kept saying "People! It is so good to see new people!" So know they appreciate you coming! And since we had the new 590e (which is AMAZING, by the way) and it has a lot of new features and systems, we had Captain Gavin with us for the first 4 days (he had to stay four days and quarantine with us, poor guy!). He was a fantastic resource, helped us learn the systems, taught us some reefing tips and was fantastic to be onboard. We have bareboated since 1992, but with the new electric systems, I highly recommend that even experienced sailors hire Gavin to go our for a day or two (in non-quarantine times) if you are sailing these new boats for the first time because it really lowered our stress about things that were different. Plus Gavin is just a great guy! We have already booked for 2022 and will have Gavin with us for the first day so we can be smart sailors and not remember things the "hard" way!

So bottom line, go with Voyage, enjoy the quarantine period, take advantage of the knowledge that the Voyage team offers and just have a great time.

Date of experience: February 2021
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Reviewed February 23, 2021

Unparalleled value for money. Responsive, experienced, flexible, helpful, repeatedly went above and beyond expectations. Can’t imagine ever using a different charter company in the BVI

Date of experience: February 2021
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Reviewed February 19, 2021 via mobile

We were lucky enough to meet the Voyage family on our trip to Tortola. From the moment we stepped into the office we knew we made the right choice. Voyage made it easy from start to finish. Thanks to Captain Gavin, I caught my first fish, second and third. We hit all the snorkel spots: swam with turtles, sharks, octopus, and tons of fish. I hiked the islands while my husband hunted for treasure. We feasted on lobster, rode Mokies on Anegada, and spotted the flamingos. It was an adventure on land and sea. Gavin took great care to ensure we experienced all the islands offered. We couldn’t ask for a better trip! Now is the time to sail the BVIs. It’s the perfect place to quarantine, work remotely, or just escape the cold. Voyage makes it easy!

Date of experience: February 2021
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Reviewed February 5, 2021

Let's begin with Voyage Charter and its staff. They were fantastic. Our 480 catamaran was clean and well equipped for the 4 couples on our bareboat sail. Staff (Thanks Rain!) were on top of a minor electric issue and Sarah did a great job liasoning with the health department and getting food and supplies to us during the initial quarantine. We had the islands almost to ourselves due to COVID protocols, which had its pros (plenty of mooring balls; zero crowds) and cons (some closed restaurants; multiple COVID tests).

So you may be asking, is it worth the hassle to go to the BVI right now? My short answer is yes. The charter companies like Voyage are offering free days to compensate for the 4 (really 5) day mandatory quarantine, which you do on your boat as you sail under a yellow flag. We had 4 days of meals and plenty of rum catered onto the boat since we couldn't eat on shore, which was a godsend (and they were good!). COVID tests <72 hours before travel, on arrival and at 4 days which takes some planning but not a huge deal. You also need another COVID test to fly back to St. Thomas (at this time the ferries aren't running, just air. We took Island Birds and they were great. COVID test costs and taxis added about $400/couple for our group. Masks and social distancing is required on shore. I took off one star for COVID protocols, which BVI takes very seriously.

As noted above, the giant upside of going to BVI in 2021 is the lack of crowds. Motor right up to the Indians to snorkel, which is a task in a 'normal' year. No racing to get the last Boaty Ball or table at Foxy's. You don't have 10 other boats spoiling your cave shot at Treasure Island. You get the idea. Yes, it is harder to visit right now but our group agreed that it was totally worth it.

Date of experience: January 2021
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Reviewed March 13, 2020

We just wrapped up a 1 week charter with Voyage, and it was a fantastic experience. Let's start with the Voyage team. Everyone, from the booking team to the team at the base in Sopers Hole makes this a fantastic experience. They are attentive, all the details are covered, and they make you feel like you're part of the family.

Second, the boats are fantastic. The new 480 we chartered was good looking, performed well under sail, and extremely well laid out for our group. Additionally, the interiors are bright and welcoming.

Finally, all of the extras really add to the experience. The bluetooth stereo system with 3 different zones including speakers on the spreaders, a beautiful brand new hard-bottom inflatable and reliable engine, ice-maker that cranked ice, watermaker so we didn't have to worry about it, brand new digital nav, windlass with remote control.

Just a GREAT experience. We will be back!

Date of experience: March 2020
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Jo-Ann_Downing, Owner at VOYAGE Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2020

Hi Tom,

Thank so much for your fantastic review!

It is so important to us all at VOYAGE charters, from booking to boat experience to provide a topnotch service to our clients that makes them wanting to keep coming back...
We sincerely appreciate you letting us know that you felt you and your group were well looked after by the VOYAGE team and that the new VOYAGE 480 you chartered was an overall great experience.

Looking forward to your return...

Warm regards,
The VOYAGE Team

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