We just came off an awesome 2 week charter
Cays and back. Before we selected a charter
outfit, I was looking for reviews
(good or bad) and couldn't find very many, so I offer this up to anyone shopping
for a charter boat in the Windwards.
We ended up using Regis Guillemot out of Le Marin, Martinique
and I can give them a very high recommendation. Although there was a little bit of a language barrier, they were very professional, responsive and the boat was in great shape. We will, for sure, rent from them again. We have used The Moorings (and other outfits) before and I'm glad we looked at alternatives. In addition to having better customer service
than we experienced from The Moorings in Greece
last year, the cost was less than half for a comparable vessel.
Embarrassing note: the day we checked out, as I paid the balance of the boat rental, my credit card was declined. I knew bloody well it was because the charge was coming from outside the US and that's why I had called the CC company a week beforehand to warn them and they said "no problem". Now it was a Sunday so the bank was closed and Monday was a holiday (MLK). We were in a pickle and I was shocked when Regis Guillemot told us to go ahead with the charter and to call them on Tuesday when the bank was straightened out.
So they let us sail off with their $1/2 million dollar boat, a declined credit card and a handshake. I was very thankful since it would have put a big dent in our schedule if we had to wait in the harbor until Tuesday.
We had some pretty strong winds (38+ knts) and seas, but it was an incredible trip. Attached photo
is from our anchorage in Tobago
Cays, and approaching the Pitons, St. Lucia. Details are in our blog, which is linked in my signature line.