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“Five Stars is NOT enough!!!”

Elixir Luxury Day Charters
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Owner description: At 60 feet Elixir is the largest and finest of the day charter yachts in the Virgin Islands. Enjoy a delicious full breakfast, then a lobster tail and steak lunch in the comfort of the shaded aft deck. Explore the Caribbean with our scuba quality snorkel gear. Sip a beverage from the open top shelf bar in the hammock or on the sunpad.The best day of your vacation awaits!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 4, 2012

Just returned from my 3rd "experience" on Elixir with Dave and Janet...It just gets Better!!!...and
Better!!!...They know ALL the best/most delightful/scenic/fun places to cruise/snorkel/hangout/ETC!!!...And, if ya pick Dave's brain ("experience locker")...he'll likely share with ya some GREAT (and mostly, "true") FUN stories!...I hated to leave and come back to the "real" world...Can't wait for my NEXT excursion with them both...Thanks again MUCHO Dave and Janet!!!

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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Recently chartered with Elixir out of St. John. They picked us up right on Peter Bay where we were staying. David and Janet were awesome. They knew exactly where to take us for our primary goal – snorkeling (pictures attached). Everyone, including our two kids (11 and 13) really enjoyed the trip. Jumping from the top deck, fantastic breakfast and lunch (filet mignon and lobster tails!), and terrific hospitality. The boat is HUGE – 60 foot power boat so the ride is very smooth and quick if you’re in a hurry. Open premium bar for the adults. Having experienced many other charters I can tell you this one is by far the best!

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Reviewed April 6, 2012

We did a day charter with another couple that took us to a couple of snorkeling spots on St. John. Dave was a great captain and Janet was lovely and attentive. It was like Janet anticipated our every need before we knew we had them - hot chocolate after a slightly chilly snorkel - Perfect! Lunch were excellent, one of the better meals we had on vacation. Janet even gave us an underwater camera she had so that we could capture some pictures while snorkeling. On our first snorkeling stop, we even saw a giant turtle. Overall, excellent experience and worth every penny!

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Reviewed March 13, 2012

We found Elixir Charters on the web and we researched them and found consistently excellent reviews. After our day with Dave and Janet we decided that the reviews did not do them justice as it was truly an awesome experience – greatly exceeding our expectations. We have been coming to the Caribbean for over 10 years and have done many fun and exciting things but this was truly the best day we have ever had. We were celebrating Magda’s Birthday with great friends from Canada. Dave was very flexible as we needed to change the charter date the week were down there as weather was iffy the day scheduled. When we arrived at the Elixir it was like friends were welcoming us to their home (which it is for Dave and Janet) and we were totally at ease. The food was awesome and we went snorkeling at great spots that we would not have been able to get to by land or get to without the elixir's skiff. Dave and Janet consistently checked with us on the pace of the day and gave us wonderful options to choose from. After we docked we had a surprise birthday cake for Magda and Dave as it was going to be his birthday in a day or two also. From a value perspective it was totally worth the money and we look forward to joining the elixir’s crew again in the near future. Cheers, Magda and Fred

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Reviewed March 10, 2012

We booked a trip through Elixir having no idea really what to expect. We knew from other reviews that it had gotten 5 stars across the board on other sites and it deserves them. The crew is the Captain, David, a former pilot, and his lovely wife, Janet. Both have the service industry years that have taught them the not easy to come by art of amazing attentive service, while not hovering. I am always concerned I will not have time enough with the family if there is a crew on board and could not have been happier with them in that way-my kids adored Janet who treated them like royalty (2 boys 8 and 10 and a girl who is 12) . We shoved off when we arrived and then when we docked in St John they served an amazing breakfast of Eggs Benedict for us and scrabbled eggs for the kids and muffins. It was a beautiful boat- plenty of room to have meals, lay in the sun and all in all- pretty perfect. We did not have elderly people with us but it would be perfect for that situation where you have kids who want to jump off the boat into the water and then older people who want to watch but not move around a whole lot. The weather was windy so we elected to hang near Maho Bay and Francis Bay. We tied up out in the bay and they drove us around in the dinghy- even helping us look for some friends. The two of them could not have been more accommodating-even seeming to enjoy our annoying requests to search for people! That is what I thought was so special about them- they really seem to LOVE their jobs and it shows. After we swam and snorkeled Maho Bay (great place to snorkel by the way) and then Francis Bay we had a gourmet lunch of steak and lobster with asparagus which, honestly, was as good as any restaurant- Our kids however feasted on Kraft Mac and Cheese and Chicken nuggets with carrots and ranch dressing. My 10 year old was like- MOM! They don't JUST have fancy food! And cleaned his plate. After all- even on a luxury cruise that is all they want to eat-they asked us by the way so if your kids have a more sophisticated approach that is great too! Drinks flowed as you wanted them and there was never one minute when I felt like -Oh I wish I had...
It is not cheap to do this, of course, but it was so memorable that I feel like if you can gift this to yourself then do it. Like I said- I did not have older parents with me, but it would have been perfect for them. For smaller kids the boat felt 100% safe and as there is a very nice cabin you could set up a pack and play and be pampered and still not miss the nap while your older kids jump off the platform and have a ball. Great for those times when the kids ages don't quite mesh. If you book with David and Janet there is no reason to feel concerned. They are professional and you are in good hands.

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