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We have quoted Wesley's letter in full. They chartered 'Aldebaran' in February, 2005
To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to share our charter experience with you aboard the 'Aldebaran' in the BVI's this past February.
I would first like to thank everyone from Ed Hamilton & Co. for their expertise and professionalism helping us plan the perfect vacation. Everyone that I dealt with was extremely helpful and friendly.
Since this was our group's first charter, there were many unknowns and high expectations. When we arrived on the dock and walked aboard 'Aldebaran', our first expectation was confirmed. The boat was exactly as it appeared in the brochure. It was in immaculate condition.
We were greeted by our crew Willo and Charlotte who had champagne chilled for us and we all had a sailaway toast. We proceeded to get unpacked and get to know our crew for the week.
We must have looked hungry, because when we returned to the main deck, Charlotte had prepared one of the best salads any of us had ever eaten. Before we knew it, we were at our first anchorage. After discussing our sail plan for the week, v acation was pleasantly beginning to set in.
I wouldn't even try to narrate the entire trip, it would take entirely too long but it sure would bring back great memories. To say that Willo and Charlotte are the perfect hosts does not come close to scratching the surface. They were both professional in a comfortable way as well as captivating.
Willo has a great love for sailing and was able to give that passion to us. None of us had sailed before and we all loved the sailing. He also had a great local knowledge of the area and just seemed to know exactly what destinations we would enjoy. He is an excellent dive master and dive buddy.
Charlotte's meals were perfection. We all expected to have great dinners, but everyone was unexpectedly surprised at the quality of lunches that were prepared for us daily. Unfortunately we all are craving that bottle of wine with lunch. Charlotte also went over and above the call of duty for me personally concerning an issue that arose with my dive certification. I didn't even know it was happening. Then it was taken care of.
I guess you can tell by now that we were extremely pleased with our vacation. None of us has a single complaint. 'Aldebaran' is absolutely beautiful and extremely well maintained. The sailing was fabulous. The food was decadent, and the camaraderie unforgettable.
The day before our vacation ended, I told Willo that if he and Charlotte were ever in the states that we would love to have them for a visit. Willo's response was that they have so many invitations from other guests that they would never be able to visit everyone who has invited them. I believe that says it all.
I would highly recommend 'Aldebaran' and her crew to anyone who would like to have the opportunity to take the perfect vacation and make three new friends.
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