« Our trip to Los Roques was Wonderful !!! We really had a blast. Gran Roque is a small village that knows how to have fun...fiesta at Christmas AND at New Year. Jake and Aman got to go to both....and we sailed back in for the New Years festivities. The Posada La Cigala was perfect, and the hosts were great to Jake and Aman. The Levante was great too....we all had plenty of room and Luis, Ana, and Ernesto tool good care of us the entire time. Thank you for setting everything up, Emmanuel. It all worked out great, and we had a great time and met many nice people. In fact, our daughter Amanda and her friend Jordan are still there!!! Thanks again, and please feel free to use us as references for this trip. »
George and Leslie Small, Chapel Hill NC, USA.
« We used Windward Islands on two occasions in 2006 and am writing to say that your representative was highly committed to finding us the right boat at the right location (we had very specific requirements), and was very responsive at all times, staying in contact even after the relevant charter company had taken over to make sure everything was as we wanted. Excellent service all-round. »
John Matson, Dublin, Eire
« Booking our bareboat charter through Windward was very straightforward, and the variety of craft available, and very competitive prices are admirable. On arrival to collect our yacht in Corsica we were treated well by the local rep, and the yacht was well-found and in good condition. Help was available, should we have needed it during our voyage, and a minor glitch regarding late return was speedily and efficiently sorted out to our satisfaction through the Windward Islands office after our return to UK. I would definitely use Windward again, and can thoroughly recommend them. »
Dave Bergern, Senior Counsellor, Hull University, UK
« Over the past two years we have referred to Windward Islands dozens of times for our customers' charter needs. They have always responded quickly with offers that always meet our clients' desires no matter how difficult the particular request. Windward Islands are Number 1 in our book. »
William A. Semmes, Chief Executive, Yachtowner, UK.
« Just to let you know that cruise in Los Roques went very well. The boat and crew were exactly what we we had hoped for and service was excellent. Wish I could do it more often. Thanks for your part with the bookings.»
Charles Hajek, Caracas, Venezuela.
« We're just back (well a week ago!) from our sailing holiday in Mallorca & Menorca Just wanted to let you know how impressed we were with the whole service that we received from yourself and your provider. Everything went so smoothly; from the booking process, to locating the Marina and the boats, to the information we were provided with on the boats and from Dennis regarding suitable moorings and the best places to visit. The boats were in excellent condition and we were immediately cheered, after a long day's travel, to arrive and find everything ship- shape. We were also very pleased with the lovely hamper we received on the boat which helped tide us over for the evening (well the wine did anyway). Thanks for all the assistance you gave me in booking the holiday - and the good deal you negotiated for us.»
Jon Hawkes and Terri Horner, Winchester, UK.
I have been using Windward-Islands for 5 years to find me boats. You have always been extremely helpful and efficient and are the only company who have always been able to provide me with a boat even in the most remote corners of the globe...including the Arctic Circle! Thanks Andrea and all the team at Windward-Islands...I hope to sail with you for many more years to come!'
Stuart Belbas. Switzerland.
« Many thanks for providing a memorable sailing experience in Croatia. Croatia offers wonderful sailing conditions. Everyone we met were most hospitable, kind and happy. We had a good time both on the boats cruising the islands, and on land at Trogir and Split. A special word of thanks for the staff in Croatia who were most accommodating, helpful and knowledgeable. Everything went as promised and like clock work. We appreciate the "care and concern" very much.. »
Gordon W. Duncan, Kirkland WI, USA
« Thank you for the most perfect three- generation family holiday. Dames des Tropiques was wonderful - intimate yet large enough for everybody not to feel crowded. The experience appealed to all ten of us; as much to my wife's 83 year old parents as to our 23- year old son and his friend to span but only 60 years. The sailing, the locations visited were superb, the food was plentiful, delicious and beautifully displayed. The three crew were all there to give us the holiday we all wanted in a very friendly and unobtrusive way. We hope we made them feel as much a part of our family group as we were made so welcome on their schooner. We have so many happy memories of our sailing on Dames des Tropiques - we cannot thank them enough. Windward Islands made all booking arrangements very easy and all details were handled in a very professional and friendly manner - when should we next book? »
Nigel Bell, Petersfield, Hants, UK
« Windward Islands have provided us with a great service over the years, besides a good choice of quality yachts at times and locations to meet our requirements, other services were also offered, for example, to get us to and from the ports, provisioning and arranging hotels and restaurants when needed, making the overall experience a pleasure. »
Andy Hoare, St. Albans, UK
« Thanks for your interest. It was a fantastic trip. We left from Cienfuegos and visited many islands around Cayo Largo. Cayo Largo is a true paradise. The german company that chartered the boat in Cuba was 100% efficient and very friendly. The skipper, named Jesus, was a very nice Cuban guy, an excellent cook, fisherman and sailor. He was a real professional and we spent very nice days with him. I would like to thank you and all the Cuban team for the 5/6 stars cruise. »
Augusto Barata da Rocha, Porto, Portugal
« We had a beautiful cruise. The boat was almost new and very well equipped. The skipper, Luc Pagnon, is a great sailor. We sailed from Martinique to St. Martin (trought Les Saints, Guadeloupe, Antigua and St. Barthelemy) along about 300 nautical miles, even during three nights, with great safety. Only some cloudy day keeps off the trip to be absolutely perfect. Thank you very much and... bye bye. »
Mario Cappetti, Genova, Italy
« I am finally home after my vacation. We loved the boat, the crew and the Seychelles for charter. Our skipper, Eric, was extremely competent and professional, and we enjoyed his company and that of his cook, Dean. Altogether a great trip! I thank you for putting it together for us. You can be sure that if we ever decide to cruise again we will contact you. Where are all the places that Windward Islands operates besides Seychelles and Grenadines? »
Helen Green, Hermosa Beach CA, USA.
Just a quick email to commend Windward Islands for the charter your arranged, Alan ably assisted by Therese provided us with two days of pleasurable and professional cruising and Alan's assistance with the wedding video work and his willingness to be a witness was more than could be asked for, we enjoyed two days out amongst a few of the Caribbean's jewels, breakfast on the Tobago Keys, Lunch at Mopion Sandbank and dinner in Union Harbour, Therese's cooking was excellent and to close on a high note - looking into the milky way from the trampoline of the Eolia and falling asleep under the universe as the catamaran slowly circled on her anchor is an experience neither I or my new wife Kym shall ever forget.
Julian Sefton, UK.