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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked an 8 hour private tour and had a fabulous time.

Start to finish was a very easy process - email inquiries were responded to quickly. We originally booked a day where it rained and the team called us in advance and asked to reschedule which we appreciated!

The boat itself is comfortable. The crew of 3 were real flexible and hospitable. We saw 2 different types of dolphins (one of which was a full family that swam with the boat!) and snorkeled around the Princess Ring Island off of Villa do Campo. They provided a delicious local lunch with crisp Portuguese white wine. Perfect service - crew was informative but let us enjoy the day without being disruptive!

It was a magical day - wish we had more time on holiday that we could book again.

HIGHLY recommend!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Phoenixporcelli
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crew was so accommodating and flexible. We had a private excursion and they were so friendly. Natacha, Luis were so kind and accommodating. Great people to sail with. Highly recommend!!!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank KaceeMickey
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

We were so lucky to have sailed on a day when there was only one other couple. A beautiful evening to sail with a slight breeze and cool air. Captain Luis let us sail the boat once we got away from shore. We spent most of our time sitting on the trampoline with our legs dangling over the sea. Next time you are in Ponta Delgada you should book Miss Poe!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kimberly S
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

I went on a sunset cruise with 2 other people in my group, there were 5 of us in total on the boat. Luis was an amazing captain, very knowledgeable and friendly. We arrived at the docks at 5pm, set sail at 5:30pm and were back by 9pm.

Got to swim in the ocean and were served some wine, cheese, bread, and olives. Couldn't have asked for a better night out!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike B
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Our family and friends took part in a day sail on July 29. The catamaran itself was pretty nice; it was relatively new, well appointed, and kept very clean. The weather was also near perfect.

Despite these positive points, the trip was overall mediocre at best. We were not offered any snacks or drinks of any kind which was surprising due to the price we paid and what we were told by staff members. I found the captain to be a bit uptight and condescending at times to some of our guests. This attitude is evident if you read some of his responses to a few of the negative reviews on here. He was a bit strict with the guests despite feeling free to put the boat in gear while 2 guests were swimming between the hulls. Huge and obvious no no!!

I really wish the sail was more enjoyable but to be honest the lack of amenities and captain's demeanor put a damper on the trip. We purposely booked a private charter but it felt like we were on a school field trip instead of a relaxing/fun sail. The captain sent me the wrong pictures of our group and never responded to my emails when I addressed this. Regretfully, I can't say that this trip was worth the money.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank jfar88
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

After reading all these reviews I know for sure now we didn't get what we paid for. We took a mid day sail and we were a party of 10. I have been on many catamaran trips and this was by far the worst one. The only thing we were told was the safety precautions. no talk of the sights we were seeing. We literally puttered along, I've never been on a cat that was this slow. They took us out a little ways, told us we could swim, which we did and it was nice except when we were told to swim between the hulls, while we were swimming under the captain decided to start up the cat to back up for one of the other swimmers. I think he forget some of us were under the boat. It was quite scary. We were not served any wine, cheeses, or even a bottle of water, which we were told we would be. The folks were nice enough just seemed like they were in a rush and we were bothering them.Guess they had to get back for the Sunset sail. Definitely would NOT do this again.

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank CCoyne224
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LSilvestre, Owner at LS Catamarans, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Hi Mc Coyne 224 from North Carolina
Can you tell us the date you took the Tour with us? Only with this information we will be able to investigate and ascertain your serious information: At the beginning of your Review, as it states: "After reading all these reviews I know for sure now we did not get what we paid for"; also says "we were a party of 10": Curious that no one of the group of 10 that you have mentioned complained!
It also states: "I've never been on a cat that was this slow"; if you know as many cats as you say, you know they move with "wind”; if the wind is weak the speed decreases; but except for exceptional reasons we sometimes use the engines, which is uncomfortable on a sailboat.
This statement can not correspond to the truth "We were not served any wine, cheeses, or even a bottle of water, which we were told we would be"; please have a look again our Reviews before and after yours; there is no objective reason why this should only happen on your Tour.
"Definitely would NOT do this again.” If it is true you will have our apology and will be reimbursed in full.
Regards
Luis

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