Testimonials - Our Guests Say It Best

"They delivered everything they promised and then some, from the Hotel selection prion to boarding, transfer to the port, the entire cruise experience and the final transfer to the hotel were timely, efficient and friendly. The Captain was very experienced and knowledgeable, he took the time to explain everything that was asked to him, from navigation to tips around the Greek islands, he even gave us sailing lessons! The lady chef was outstanding, every meal was perfect and delicious, she always explained what each dish was and asked us how would we like it, asked for suggestions and she was always very accommodating. The ship condition was second to none, the crew was very professional, and the weather was excellent. I am not exaggerating, this was by far our best sailing trip, it was better than the one we took over the BVI's 5 years ago. You can't beat the value.”

“We spent a week sailing in the British Virgin Islands with Festiva Sailing Vacations in July 2019. We were extremely pleased with the results of our trip. The captain and the chef were OUTSTANDING! ! We could not have been any happier. The other guests that we were lucky to have been with could not have been nicer. We all got along great. I would hope that anyone who may be considering this type of vacation will be as lucky as we were.”

“This was the most amazing 7 days of our lives!  We went to celebrate our 20-year anniversary.  Our Captain and Chef were absolutely incredible!  They were fun, professional, and knowledgeable about the BVI's.  They took extra steps to prepare and cook each meal.  Our Chef even went over and above by making us lobster omelets, by saving her own lobster dinner from the night before for breakfast on our anniversary.  The two of them absolutely, hands down, complement each other, and really make guests feel right at home, even on a sail boat.  We felt very lucky, as we did not know the other two couples, the captain, or chef, but now we are friends for live.  I could on and on, but you need to experience it for yourself.”

As a group of 6, we had the absolute best time on our recent St. Maarten sail with captain and chef. They were very professional, courteous, fun, and accommodating both on the boat and helping us with shore excursions. Our Chef was a wonderful cook with so many options of cuisine each day and Captain had so much knowledge of location, snorkeling spots, and great suggestions for on shore dining… We would love to return for another trip with this same crew!!

We had a amazing trip, our captain was more then we expected, a great guy. He was a local so he knew all the special spots. Our chef prepared our exceptional meals. Over all the trip was fantastic.

“One of our best vacations ever! So relaxing and so much fun. Our captain and our Chef/First Mate, were incredible. We were so well taken care of and the food was so beyond our expectations. The meals were so delicious and healthy and we made good use of the open bar!! Don't have a single complaint or regret and would recommend Festiva highly.”

“We just returned from the British Virgin Islands on a week-long trip. Our experience with Festiva was perfect, our Captain and First Mate/Cook were outstanding. Very knowledgeable and focused on both our safety and enjoyment. We snorkeled twice a day and ate ourselves fat! Our 45-foot catamaran was luxurious and brand new. We are looking forward to doing it again!!”