Ashley and Bill 2023 Season Reviews
Ashley and Bill,
First and foremost thank you for the most incredible experience/vacation my family has ever had. It was amazing, but you two are some of the best humans we have met. I appreciate everything you have done for us to make this unforgettable. We will cherish these memories for a lifetime, and we have you guys to thank. I consider you guys “old friends“ if not family for life.
Some of my highlights:
- food was incredible
- Sunrises and sunsets
- Dinghy rides
- Spoons and games
- Educating me and Brian
- So many laughs and good times
- Most importantly, the company!!!
Journey of a lifetime! Thank you again. I know our journey doesn’t stop here. We will be in touch. Love you guys
Dear Bill & Ashley,
Thank you for the trip of a lifetime - Not sure how we can ever top this one. Best family trip EVER! You were both so accommodating, patient, fun and professional. Everything was top notch and this trip exceeded my expectations FORSURE! Good luck with your new adventure, and I hope to travel with you again
- Cards against humanity
- Ashley’s cooking - superb
- Letting Brian drive the boat
- Taking Brian diving and giving me a break lol
- Family photo while not falling in the water with my camera
- Stingray towels on my bed
Dear Bill and Ashley,
I always loved our game nights, we were always having so much fun while playing. I’m gonna miss your great meals and the desserts. I can’t wait to go home and make the Reese’s cake. Hopefully I make it very good.
- The Food
- Salt Pond
- Rummy 500
- Scuba diving
Dear Ash- Slay and Billgium,
Thank you guys so much for this past week, this trip was such an amazing experience and you guys made it all it was! You guys slay and we will remember this trip forever
Ashley & Bill
Thank you so much for this unforgettable trip. These memories will last a lifetime.
June 2023 USVI Charter
We could not be more pleased with this while vacation experience. The boat and the USVI were beautiful, but Mike and Sara made this trip (and my 40th birthday) incredibly special. They were so kind and patient with our boys, keeping them busy, engaged and safe. The food was thoughtfully curated and super yummy! Read even has a new favorite - Salmon- despite his initial (vocal) complaints haha. We are already planning our next charter and truly hope we cross paths with Mike and Sara again.
- Alan, Margot, Read, & Bryce
"Thanks for letting us drive the dinghy" - Bryce (Age 6)
“My favorite parts were tubing and the shipwreck Cartanza” Read (Age 7)
April 2023 USVI Charter
Mike & Sara,
We want to thank you for such a wonderful week! We all enjoyed it SO much.
We love your patient low key style, it puts everyone at ease.
Great anchorages, good snorkeling, excellent dives. Capped off with David finding two octopus!
Sara, you are the best of the great chefs we’ve met in the VI. So creative and such fine meals. Then chicken and fish tacos, the beef tenderloin, YUM!!
Cathy and Jim
February 2023 USVI Charter
You will definitely see us all again! In all honesty, this has been the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation I have been on. After a week with you 2, I feel like I have known you forever! Thanks for making this such a special trip!
~Margo & Rick
Hope to see you guys in the BVI’s. This has been a fantastic trip. Sara is a fantastic chef! Mike and Sara are fantastic!
~Chris & Patty
March 2022 USVI Charter
We recently chartered Floatation Therapy (a 45’ Catamaran) for six nights in the US Virgin Islands and we could not have been happier on our charter. Captain Mike and Chef Sara were absolutely exceptional and we loved our time with them. From the very beginning, it was clear that they wanted to make sure that our trip met the desires of the whole group. On our pre-call, they asked great questions, were professional and had great communication and were incredibly responsive. Throughout the entire experience, they both were friendly, professional, kind, calm and just really, really good people. They listened to us and created an itinerary that was exactly what we were looking for and made sure that every experience was a positive one – from reserving moorings, reservations, finding great snorkel and dive spots, recommending great restaurants, connecting us with taxi drivers, etc. They absolutely went above and beyond in every situation. Chef Sara’s food is incredible and she made some of the best food we’ve eaten. She baked bread (sandwich bread AND the most amazing banana bread we’ve ever tasted), made homemade pizza crust, created a wonderful blueberry compote from scratch, pickled her own jalapenos and just made everything wonderful without cutting any corners. Her salmon dish and curry pork dish were two of our favorites and we seriously commented after every meal how delicious the food tasted. I also commented that the meal table always got very quiet once the food was served because we were all loving it so much. Most importantly, Mike and Sara are just good people. We loved being around them and enjoyed having them a part of our vacation. We will absolutely be rebooking with the two of them in the future!
The Cornell Family
February 2022 USVI Charter
Mike and Sara were stellar. They anticipated our every need, and responded to every request…immediately. Mike was an amazing bartender and skilled sailor and diver and Sara a very accomplished chef and all around fun interesting travel mate. They were relaxed and welcoming and made us instantly comfortable on board They went above and beyond to make this adventure everything we had hoped.
I’d have to say it was a 10 (out of 5 stars) for us all. I wouldn’t change one aspect of our time on board!
We hope to book w Mike and Sara next February but have to get the rest of our party on board first. I will be reaching out for sure. Cannot wait!
December 2021 USVI Charter
For Mike and Sara - our amazing crew who saw to our every need, from drinks to food!! Sara’s gourmet cuisine (5 star chef) to Mike’s maritime experience with navigation anchorages and life on board in general. Mike and Sara’s incredible knowledge of sea life and boating from years of experience is difficult to match. We could not have asked for a better crew on such a well appointed and awesome boat! It was a perfect vacation. Hope to see you again for a repeat experience!
We know it would be a fabulous trip, but the experience surpassed our already high expectations! Sara and Mike - you are an incredible team that created and environment so calm, so perfect, so peaceful, and so satisfying! The food was divine! Snorkeling was spectacular…and the sailing was ideal… full of big winds blowing just the right way! We appreciate how you anticipated every need and offered lots of options to ensure each of us had a spectacular vacation! Thank you so much Cynthia for sharing your beautiful boat and crew! Looking forward to our next adventure together!!
- Heather and Phil
February 2021 USVI Charter
“The week went so fast, thanks to Sara and Mike’s planning and hospitality. We felt very safe in Captain Mike’s sailing hands and very satisfied thanks to Sara’s amazing cooking. They knew all the best coves for sun and fun at the beach. They picked great dive spots and even found a lobster on our last day to serve up for a delicious lunch. We enjoyed Mexican Dominos and shots of fireball. It was an extraordinary adventure!!” -Kelly and Rob
“What an awesome week, we had such a wonderful time on Floatation Therapy. Sara and Mike were amazing - all planning and anticipating our needs before we did. They really went beyond we couldn’t of asked for anything more. We loved the diving especially Tektite and catching a lobster on the last day. We are ready to come back next year and do it all over again!! You also made us forget about covid and all the problems of the world. Couldn’t ask for more! Sara’s meals were delicious and plated beautifully! Thanks for everything!” -Clair and Mark
February 2021 USVI Charter
You did a great job captaining the Floatation Therapy Yacht! Thank you for keeping us face. It was fun to have the wind behind us and raise the jib. We appreciate that you had some ideas of where to go and what to do in the USVI. Thank you for hiking with us and snorkeling with us. Thanks for the many rides on the tender boat to the beaches, snorkel spots, and to dinner, You also listened to our wants and ideas.”
You served us so well! You were a rock star in the galley with creative menus of healthy and delicious meals. I will never forget the stuffed bell pepper lunch the first day, the lemon garlic shrimp & zucchini noodles, crab cakes on Salemon Beach and steak and scallops over cauliflower rice! You work long hours with a sweet spirit to meet our needs and our wants. Thanks, too, for assisting Mike on the vessel and tender boat.”
Randy and Nancy
“Mike & Sara,
Thank you for a relaxing and adventurous vacation. The itinerary was an awesome way for us to experience the wonders of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The menu and presentation of delicious and healthy meals was unforgettable. Thank you for your sweet spirit and caring hearts. You served us well and we are forever grateful.
- Randy & Nancy
“Dear Mike and Sara,
This trip was something we dreamed of doing, but you exceeded our expectations. The meals and drinks were plentiful and delicious. We loved being on the water, exploring all the different islands, taking in the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of this beautiful part of the world. Thanks for creating an adventure we’ll never forget!”
-Loraine and Alf
January 2021 USVI Charters
#FLOATATIONTHERAPY The name says it all. If you are looking for a charter that creates a place of peace whether exhilarating adventures w hikes, dives/snorkeling, or serene bays and beaches basking in the sun Floatation Therapy along with its great crew is the place to be.
They had fresh unique dishes and some fabulous favorites. Cappacinios with breakfast, simple snacks after snorkeling, appetizing lunches, more snacks if you like, and of course, opulent dinner followed by decadent desserts. And always on hand a cocktail or two or three!
The crew, Mike and Sarah, helped us plan and create the experience we wanted. A getaway with no shopping, no work, low carb menu, and no stress. Beginning in Caneel Bay, snorkeling at Henley Bay (awesome), Trunk Bay - beautiful beach to bask in the sun (underwater snorkel trail interesting), Cruz Bay - off to our one dine out, Leinster Bay - hike up to Annaberg Sugar Mill (light hike, history, and butterflies among the Nokia trees), another beautiful restful visit to Caneel Bay among the sea turtles, then off to Salt Pond Bay - light hike through Salt Pond (a lesson in salt and ecology in itself) to Drunk Bay (a transition from simple beauty to splendid rock/ reef/fossil exploration) - with luscious mangroves, rolling green hills - a dramatic sea crashing among the rocks. On my next trip, I plan to hike Ram Heads Trail, which I hear is spectacular.
Thank you, Mike and Sarah, for an awesome adventure and all the therapy I could ask for. You'll see me again!!
December 2020 USVI Charter
“Thank you so much Mike and Sara! We all had such a wonderful and relaxing time. Sara - the food was amazing, we can’t stop talking about the chocolate lava cake. Everything was delicious. Mike- thank you for taking us diving, getting safely from spot to spot and getting water activities set up for us each day. This was a trip we’ll never forget. Thanks so much!”
-Kristen, Jacob, Ryan, Maggie, and John, from Denver CO
December 2020 USVI Charter
“Thank you Mike and Sara!! We had an amazing 10 days. Everything was wonderful - the weather, the boat, you all…. Food was incredible - Thank you Sara!! This boat is fantastic - so comfortable, clean, so many great spots to sit, sun, take in the sites. This was an upgrade from previous charters and so worth it. Can’t think of a single thing I’d change. Dives and snorkels were amazing as well. We truly appreciate your attentive care of us this week!! Five star accommodations - Thank you so very much!! We hate to leave and hope to be back."
-Ann Marie, Savannah, and Lily Kemper and Mary Ann Burgesan
"Thank you so much for a fabulous trip. You guys were the BEST EVER!! You took such good care of us. The boat is super comfortable but you two made the trip so very pleasant. You are the best at your jobs I have ever encountered and I have chartered many charter crews!!! ❤️”
“I can’t thank you guys enough for making this trip so spectacular and relaxing. The food was all delicious, absolutely no complaints! Thank you so much for making my birthday so special ❤️ it was amazing!
“Thank you so much for some of the most memorable and amazing dives I’ve ever been on!! I will always remember how comfortable, fun, and incredible this trip was. Thank you so much!!
They also sent us emails wishing merry Christmas and pictures of Savannah’s napkin folds she did for Christmas after she was “inspired" by the ones on the boat.
November 2020 USVI Charter
"What a special year! Mike and Sara were fabulous and could not have asked for a better experience. There were so amazing and there for everything. It was an unbelievable experience. We will be back! Loved every minute."
Porter “Thanks it was awesome”
Jack “The Boat was awesome"
Morgan, Alan, Porter (13), Jack (11), Cole (9), Whit (6)