Operating in the Caribbean
Captain Lynn Griffiths - English - Owner Operators
Lynn was born in Cheshire but spent all her time by the sea in a small coastal town in North Wales. From as early as she can remember she was on the water in some boat or another. Aged 14 she acquired her first 16ft speed boat which was in need of some TLC. Lynn removed all the yellow paint taking the hull back to bare Aluminium and restored it in beautiful Flag Blue. Her father had a successful construction company and as a schoolgirl Lynn kept the books for the family business. This led to a degree in accountancy following which she started a professional career as a Chartered Accountant. Lynn has worked in senior finance positions for some of the World's biggest Insurer's, such as Euler International, Endurance Worldwide & Groupama. Based in the City of London she travelled all over Europe and specialised in setting up from scratch new Insurance Companies. After work she loved her TVR sports car and golf. She was also a qualified aerobics instructor and in the evenings after work she taught aerobics for 12 years. For her vacations Lynn loved to travel to the Far East, Middle East, and golf courses all over Florida; always taking to the water wherever possible.
Her busy career took her away from her first love of sailing but since 2001 she's been back on the water qualifying with an "MCA Master 200 tons" licence and an "RYA Commercially Endorsed Yacht Master" ticket for sailing vessels and has been sailing full time for many years, most of the time as Skipper of medium to large yachts. She owned her first yacht in the UK for four years (a lightweight Scandinavian built racer called Temptress) and cruised and raced her extrensively up and down the south coast of the UK. She's raced seriously at regatta's such as Cowes Week, Cork Week, Antigua Race Week & St Maarten Heineken Regatta. She's sailed on a 100ft Wally up and down the Caribbean and a large Oyster from Ireland across the Mediterranean to Croatia. Lynn was a Rear Commodore of the Little Ship Club, the oldest sailing club in the City of London. Along with social activites and club cruises she also organised popular weekend racing. She started a winter racing series that encouraged members back onto the water and re-vitalised the club.
Lynn has intimate knowledge gained from years of experience of both Caribbean and Mediterranean sailing which includes both island cruising and full on racing. Lynn and Mark met at Antigua Race Week in 2004 and have been sailing ever since. Since purchasing Pacific Wave in June 2008 she has been sailing with Mark full time, travelling up and down the Caribbean every year fro Puerto Rico to Trinidad.
Lynn is a keen diver and underwater photographer and is a qualified PADI Divemaster.
When not sailing or diving she is a keen golfer and accomplished horsewoman she has an uncanny ability to find the best anchorages close to the best golf courses and the best stable yards.
Chef: Mark Miles
Mark's home county of Dorset in SW England was a good place to grow up and become involved in both sea and farming and, after his partner Lynn, it's not surprising that his main passions are sailing and food. Mark's adventures started early, aged 18 he did his first big sailing trip - 1300 miles in an old C&N sloop from Lymington on the south coast UK to northern Spain and back. Also at the age of 18, and travelling alone, he walked 5,000 miles from Cape Town South Africa to Cairo Egypt. It took seven months, cost $300, and included being arrested for spying in Uganda! After this and some time running around in the British Army it was a welcome rest to go to college aged 24 and study Agriculture. While there he found enough spare time to become elected President of the Students Union… campaigning tirelessly for cheaper beer. After college he was a shepherd for large flocks of sheep in southern England and then he farmed in southwest Portugal, growing vegetables and raising sheep. He was a Royal Bath & West of England scholar, travelling to Australia and New Zealand to study problems with drug resistance in sheep flocks. After 6 years in Portugal he returned first to the Isle of Wight and then Cambridge, but travelled all over the world to buy produce and then sell it to UK supermarkets. He spent his free time dinghy sailing and racing at Grafham Water and on the Suffolk coast - and flying. Mark has been an aeroplane pilot for over 20 yrs and he likes to bring the discipline of flying to his everyday job as a professional sailor. In 2003 Mark returned to the Isle of Wight and went sailing full time but kept his toe in the agricultural water with sweet corn in Hereford and Christmas turkeys in Marlow. He now holds an "MCA Master 200 tons Unlimited Area" licence and "RYA commercially endorsed Ocean Master" tickets, both for sailing and power vessels. Mark learned to dive age 13 in Malta and then with the British Sub Aqua Club. He dived wherever in the world his work happened to take him and he is a PADI Divemaster.
He speaks Portuguese and gets along well in Spanish and French. Mark's previous career in agriculture brought him close to food preparation as well as food production and he has worked on road shows with some of the most renowned celebrity Chefs of today. His style is tinged with global influences but mix Southern Mediterranean light cooking with classic cuisine and an intimate knowledge of quality fresh local ingredients.
Pacific Wave won 2nd place as Best Monohull at the Tortola Charter Yacht Show & Chef Mark Miles took 1st place in the Chef Competition at the St. Thomas Charter Yacht Show. Mark also took 2nd at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show Concourse du Chef.
New Years 2019-2020 guests aboard the 72 ft sloop PACIFIC WAVE wrote:
Dear Lynn and Mark,
Thank you for an absolutely wonderful week aboard Pacific Wave. Carole, Gordon, Owen, Benny, James and I enjoyed ourselves immensely! Your warm hospitality and excellent cooking together with your superb choice of anchorages made this the best family vacation we have ever had.
Pacific Wave is a beautiful vessel. The care and love you have for her and each other are very special. We didn’t feel like we were on a charter; rather we felt like we were sailing with old friends. I have been taking notes all week on how to run a successful charter so I can run off and chase my own dreams, however I doubt that I would ever be able to do it as well as you both do!
The highlights of our trip:
- mooring between the Pitons
- perfect sail to and from Bequia
- deep sea sport fishing ( :) smile! )
- turtles, turtles, turtles!
- New Years Eve in Bequia
- the secluded crescent beach at Chatham Bay
- and of course the 5 star 3 course meals every night!
I would love to come back to Pacific Wave again and perhaps learn a bit more about the chartering business if you will let me! We all had a truly fantastic holiday. Sincerely thank you for everything,
Dave, Carole, Gordon, Ben, James, Owen.
Mid July charterers aboard the 72 ft sloop PACIFIC WAVE in the Windward Islands wrote:
Mark & Lynn
Thank you for the most wonderful week in St Lucia. So many fantastic moments - the food, snorkelling, fishing and Piton! A wonderful family holiday – thank you!
Lucinda, John, James & Edward – Aylesbury UK
Family charter 16 - 23 Feb 2019
“Lynn & Mark
Thank you so much for a perfect week – the best I’ve ever spent sailing! Fantastic food, great seamanship and two of the finest people I’ve met. My best to both of you.
“Lynn and Mark
Thank you for the most spectacular family vacation I’ve ever had! Your hospitality is superb! Snorkelling, sailing, dining all exceed expectations. I hope we’ll make it back some day soon.
“Lynn & Mark
Thank you for a trip of a lifetime! The snorkelling, sailing and food was awesome! Our family enjoyed your hospitality.
Jill, Colin & Evan”
“Lynn & Mark,
Thank you so much for everything! There wasn’t a thing that we would have changed at all! I am especially grateful for the care and attentiveness shown to my father. Thanks for being so very kind. The food was delicious, the stories and answers to our 1,000,000 questions were informative and very interesting.
Alan, Colin, Jill, Evan, Jeff & Meg - Ohio USA
Honeymoon charter 24 - 31 Jan 2019
The perfect honeymoon! The Pacific Wave is a beautiful and majestic vessel! We thoroughly enjoyed sailing on her around the magical BVI…. Lynn and Mark were the perfect hosts: they could not have done anything more to make us feel more special and make our stay any more enjoyable. From showing us around idyllic islands and underwater shipwrecks, to letting us take the helm and then sampling Mark’s culinary masterpieces… we loved every moment onboard the Pacific Wave and have made memorable, unforgettable memories! Thank you for making our dreams come true! We hope to see you again soon, maybe sailing in the beautiful Grenadines!”
Vale & Mike - Malaga Spain
New Years guests aboard PACIFIC WAVE wrote:
Leaving Pacific Wave today is like leaving our family. Lynn and Mark made us feel special. We enjoyed every single wave of sailing. Our hearts were broken over the devastation to the beautiful Virgin Islands, but our favourite spot was Virgin Gorda. The Caves and the Baths were thrilling. Hiking to Gorda Peak was breath taking. For sailing, we felt safe and happy, Lynn making sure we had one hand for the ship and one hand on the rail. Mark showed us how to tie nautical knots and Tony was the unofficial first mate. The food was delicious and the sailing was, as Tony put it, ‘exhilarating’. Katie spent most of her time basking in the sun. She was ‘sun kissed’. Thank you for being you and for your beautiful vessel Pacific Wave! Thank you!
Linda & Ron – New York USA & Katie & Tony - Canada
Charter guests in the Grenadines in late November, 2018, wrote:
Dear Lynn and Mark,
There aren’t enough superlatives to describe this holiday. We loved every day of this Grenadines experience, after previously exploring the BVIs with Lynn and Mark on two occasions. Snorkelling with the turtles and starfish on the Tobago Cays, in crystal clear turquoise water was the highlight of our trip. Creative dinners on the beautiful Pacific Wave and lovely local restaurants topped off a wonderful week. The extra touches provided by Lynn were so appreciated. What a great team! We love you guys!
Suzanne, Helen, Jean & John – Melbourne Australia
Spring Break Family Charter on Pacific Wave 18 - 25 March 2018 USVI/BVI
The boat is beautiful. We knew we had picked theright one when people on other yachts came by just to photograph us.
The BVI lived up to the hype. We particularly liked the quieter anchorages on Norman and JVD, and the kids loved the secret beach you took us to on Virgin Gorda. The color of the water blew us away and we now have two enthusiastic young divers. Other vacation destinations just won’t compare – or have so many fish!
The cuisine was just the right mix for our active family – clean, fresh, healthy and delicious. The kids ate fish and loved it – they never eat fish! And l know I’llever be able to even poach eggs to the standard they’ve now become used to. Lunches were light but filling, and dinners well presented and tasty without being unnecessarily fancy. Good job chef!
The crew obviously know the area and where to go. We’ve done the BVI a lot but Lynn and Mark showed us a side we hadn’t seen before – picture postcard anchorages with just the pelicans for company. It was exactly what we had been hoping for.
Thanks guys for a great week onboard the awesome Pacific Wave. We’ll be back!”
Honeymoon Charter onboard Pacific Wave 10 - 17 February 2018 USVI/BVI
Thank you so much for making our honeymoon aspecial treat that we will remember forever. I was a little nervous of the sailing, as l haven’t done as much as myhusband, but you guys were awesome. Ilearnt so much and we both had a fantastic time. I even took the wheel and loved it! Such a feeling of power J
The BVI was beautiful, even though things lookeda little mashed up in places. We enjoyedsnorkelling and your expert guidance on where to go and what we might see madeit extra special.
And the food! Just amazing what came out of that tiny kitchen. It was all delicious.
Can’t wait to come back next Valentines!”
New Year Week Charter onboard Pacific Wave 28 December - 4 January 2018 USVI/BVI
A lovely week, made so by your every attention, your good company and not to be overlooked Mark’s cuisine. To have found the BVI after Irma was, from our entirely selfish perspective, delightful, yet tempered by the knowledge that many suffered and lost. That said, to have seen these pretty islands uncrowded and at natures own ease, was of particular pleasure. Pacific Wave is a lovely boat.
All the best Claude.
Claude, Amina, Aleksandr, Ursula & Marco - New Hampshire USA
Honeymoon Charter 18-25 November aboard Pacific Wave in the Grenadines said:
“Dear Lynn and Mark,
A few words cannot do justice to the great timeswe had aboard Pacific Wave. However, inan attempt to doso… thank you for a great, fantastic, wonderful & relaxing time during our honeymoon week! The food and the drink were on par, if not better than Michelin 3 stars. The rum punch is the best on the islands.
We enjoyed being on a true, gorgeous sailboat& your handling of her. You bothknew the best places to go both above and below the water. The turtles were the highlight of Brooke’stime snorkeling, and Lynn’s knowledge of the local marine life was outstanding.
Brooke & Andrew - Scottsdale Arizona USA
Guest aboard Pacific Wave June.17th-25th said:
Dear Lynn and Mark,
This was our first trip on a sailboat and in the BVI/UVSI. You made our trip memorable from the snorkelling in the caves, to the delicious food, and wonderful beaches. We could not have asked for a more experienced couple to make us feel comfortable and safe. We will never forget these memorable 8 amazing days sailing!
PS thanks for the pancakes
PPS Mom and Dad love the coffee
Much love Katie – age 11
Well as usual, Katie had the last word! Thank you, thank you, thank you. After decades of dreaming of sailing in the BVI, we’ve just watched it all come true these past 8 days.
We truly hope our paths cross again – either in these beautiful islands or maybe up north sometime. Safe travels always and please keep in touch.
Ian, Karen, Will, Josh & Katie – currently in Philadelphia, USA but our hearts are in Nova Scotia Canada
Easter Week, 2017, guests aboard PACIFIC WAVE said:
Dear Lynn and Mark,
What a fabulous week! We could not have asked for two moreexperienced and knowledgeable pairs of hands to charter us through the BritishVirgin Islands. And what a comfortableand well appointed boat to do it in – we had no idea our accommodations wouldbe so luxurious!
We loved all the quiet anchorages off the beatentrack that you took us to. We allenjoyed boating and swimming off the boat. The kids learned to snorkel and kayak and are all quite pleased they gotto drive the dinghy. And as we saidevery day, the food was amazing! Themeals far surpassed our expectations and were graciously served everytime. The kids told us that we need to“bump it up” when we get home!
Gary has been talking about sailing in the BVIfor some 25+ years and we will now all have our own memories of crystal bluewater, white sand beaches, sunny skies and wind in your face as you sail acrossthe waters.
Thank you for helping to make this a wonderfuland memorable experience for our family!
Guests aboard PACIFIC WAVE over St. Patrick's Day, 2017 (they had the perfect Irish-American last name too!) said:
Dear Lynn and Mark,
Thank you so much for the wonderful trip! It’s not easy keeping 2 adults and 3 teenage boys happy but you did it! We had great weather and had great sails and fabulous snorkeling. Saw so many cool fish l can’t even begin to list. And Mark prepared delicious meals everyday, which we ate hungrily after our snorkeling adventures. A great experience had by all!
Sarane, Peter, Ross, Ian & Colin – Rhinebeck, NY
This was one of my favourite trips. My favourite part was the spotted eagle ray. It was about 6 ½ feet long but a gentle giant. It was so pretty and it went in circles around me for 10 mins.
Colin – age 12 years
Guests aboard the Giorgetti 72 sloop PACIFIC WAVE in early March, 2017, said:
Lynn and Mark,
We cannot thank you enough for sharing the Pacific Wave with Todd & me – what a wonderful, much needed, relaxing time for us!
You are both such gracious hosts! The food & drinks were wonderful & we appreciated learning more about the history of the islands. We cannot wait to share our memories back home with family & friends!!!
Todd & Julie - Colorado
New Years week, 2016/2017, guests aboard PACIFIC WAVE said:
We had a great time: some excellent sailing, some spectacular snorkelling, and lovely food. We hope that Mark’s book goes well.
Thank you very much for a wonderful week. Can’t wait to go back home and show everyone all the photos of the things we have seen here. You guys have a pretty good setup!
All the best,
Robert, Megan & Robbie
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Two couples on PACIFIC WAVE in early December, 2016, say:
Dear Lynn & Mark
Our week with you was amazing. This was one of my bucket list, and the first big trip (many more to come) for Cindia and me. The beauty, the soft winds, the amazing dinners and lunches, and (gasp) breakfasts you served were great! Now for 2 months of dieting.
We hoped to have good diving, and you arranged a special and more expensive outfit, that was just great! Cindia and l loved ourdiving, so beautiful.
Your kindness, warmth and good humour were just incredible. Thank you so much for a fabulous week!”
Cindia & David and Cindy & Steven –California, USA
Guests aboard PACIFIC WAVE in late November said:
Dear Lynn & Mark
Spent a wonderful week with you in the BVIs, our first trip here. Pacific Wave is such a beautiful sailboat. Mark’s culinary delights were amazing & delicious. Lynn is so meticulous and welcoming. Hope to return soon. Thank you for being so co-operative and helpful with our change of itineraries.
All the best,
Gigi & Philippe, Liliana & William – New York & Italy
17 - 24 June 2016 - Family of Five
“For our family of five,we all agree that we would stay another week on the yacht if we could! We hadan amazing week on the Pacific Wave! The snorkelling was the best we’ve everseen. The dinghy pickup service on our snorkelling outings was first class!Lynn’s knowledge of the BVIs is book-worthy; start writing Mark! We had alovely vacation and made memories to last a lifetime. The food was the best in theBVIs! Mark is a master in that tiny little kitchen & Lynn is a gracioushost, even when we spill the pitcher of milk ☺. Thank you for an amazingvacation we did not have our sea-legs prior to boarding the Pacific Wave. Now,we are salty sea dogs and are sad our sail has come to an end. Please put avisit to Washington State on your list of things to do! Thank you for yourkindness and for sharing this adventure with us! We’ll come back again. Let usknow if you ever need any deck hands... we’ve got 3 willing boys! Just need tofeed them!”
With love, The Duff family
“Hospitality was amazing – thank you both!” Greg D Greg, Kristin, Parker(15yrs), Layton (13yrs) & Hudson (11yrs) – Woodinville WA, USA
31 March - 7 April 2016 -Family of Four
“What a wonderful week we Boulinds had in your care – we enjoyed sailing, snorkelling, trips ashore, Mark’s fantastic meals and Lynn’s delicious desserts – and most of all becomingacquainted and re-acquainted with the BVI. Thank you for planning our itinerary, showing us so many wonderful sites and sharing your beautiful boat with us!” Jeannette
“Thank you Lynn and Mark! It was a great trip, and the kids really loved it. Next time we will have our diving certification so that we can see even more fish!” – Oliver
“The trip was amazing! I saw 5,000,000 things. The fish were amazing!” – Henry age 12 “ I thought that itwas an amazing trip. It was so cool to see all the colourful fish and reefs.”
Lucie B age 9 Jeanette, Oliver, Henry & Lucie – London, UK
19 - 26 March 2016 -Family of Five
“We had a very nice familyvacation week with our 3 boys. It was their first time sailing on a boat thissize and Pacific Wave is a lovely boat. Thank you to Lynn & Mark for theexperience. Great recommendations for snorkel and anchor spots and really goodknowledge of the BVI.”
Bob, Kelly, Grant, Harvey& Fin – Columbus, OH USA
13 - 20 February 2016Family of Four
“Dear Lynn &Mark Thank you for a great week full of snorkeling & sailing. We enjoyedyour cuisine & conversation. Next time you are near Maine or New York Citylet us know.”
Ken, Dee, Kimberley &Meridith – Maine & NYC USA
4 - 11 February 2016 BVI 1Couple
“What a wonderful escapeyou provided from New York winter doldrums and the pressures of work andresponsibility. We’ll return to our world refreshed ready to carry on!!! Thanksfor taking such great care of us, guiding us through the BVIs, feeding us,ligating us, and ensuring we had a wonderfully relaxing respite. We thoroughlyenjoyed our short week on Pacific Wave. Thank you for hosting us for a trulyfabulous and memorable time.”
Marty & Susan – NYCUSA
27 December - 3 January2016 - USVI/BVI Family of 5
What a week! You have spoiled us rotten – the sails, the seas, the food, the laughs – we couldn’t have asked for a better way to ‘sail’ into 2016 thank you! Your knowledge and expertise of sailing and all of the secret spots and coves in the BVI’s made for a wonderful week. We loved stargazing with that alien machine – we will surely be talking about that device for years.
We were honoured to have had the chance to read excerpts from Mark’s book – what an incredible adventure! We look forward to reading it in print someday soon!! We hope you have a happy, healthy 2016. Hope to see you both soon,
The Wagner Family.” Lindsay, Whit & Helen, Charlie & Henry – Boston, NYC, Denver USA
7 - 14 November 2015 -Martinique - Dominica - Guadeloupe 1 Couple
“Dear Lynn & Mark Our second cruise on the beautiful Pacific Wave & every bit as good as thefirst cruise, if not better! It’s hard to find words to express how you haveboth made this holiday just amazing. We have spent an amazing week in paradisecruising around the Caribbean Islands of Martinique, Dominica & Guadeloupe.The crews local knowledge was excellent, they knew exactly where to take us oneach island & it was such a treat for us to explore these new destinations.We’ve enjoyed a week filled with great company, fantastic cuisine, lots of fun& great sailing on the beautiful yacht Pacific Wave. Chartering Pacific Wavehas been awesome & we can’t wait to return. See you both soon.”
Simon & Carol - Perth Western Australia
28 July - 5 August 2015 -Grenada - The Grenadines - Grenada 1 Couple
Thank you for a wonderful& soggy adventure. We have wanted to visit the Grenadines for a long timeand we’re so very happy to have had you show us the sights. Such a great tripwith a terrific Captain & Chef. Thank you and many happy sail days ahead”
Suzanne & John –California USA
11 - 18 July 2015 - SXM -St Barths - St Kitts - Nevis 1 Couple
“Lynn & Mark Thank youfor a great vacation aboard the Pacific Wave. I could not imagine a better wayto spend my 40th Birthday! We can’t wait to be back aboard, perhaps in theBVI’s next time. Thank you again for the wonderful week.”
Tom & Elaine – LA USA
10 - 17 June 2015 -USVI/BVI Family of Four
“Lynn & Mark It takesa special crew to make a week in the BVI’s special to our 89year old father. Wecannot thank you enough for your patience throughout the week with an elderly‘old salt’. My father was most impressed with Lynn’s sailing skills. To quote‘she’s a hell of a skipper!’ Mark of course made his mark in our memory as alaid-back chef of considerable talent. To sum up, there would be no othervessel other than the Pacific Wave that could have made our time in the BVI’sas special as it was. Furthermore, my father’s time in the BVI’s (1950’s,1960’s, 1970’s) was the reason we took the trip. His happiness for returningone more time cannot be overstated! Thanks to you both for an incredibleexperience.
Ditto to my bro’scomments! Lynn & Mark were the perfect fit for us. Could not have beenbetter at making sure 89 year old dad felt at ease! Loved your local knowledgeand insight into the islands and creatures that live here! The meals –INCREDIBLE!! Such special memories for all 4 of us. This has been a dream cometrue for my dad. To be sailing these islands with his 3 kids. Lynn & Markare superb hosts. Their knowledge of the island, local flora & fauna andstories of their years of cruising these waters made each day a new andinteresting experience. Not easy to sail with such an ‘old croc’ (as my dadcalls himself) but they were patient, gracious and attentive. Truly anexperience to be treasured!”
Liza, Andy, Tim &David – New Jersey USA
29 March - 4 April 2015 -USVI/BVI Family of Three
“Lynn & Mark Thank youfor a super time. It was great to experience diving with Pacific Wave. Mark thefood was terrific! Lynn we had some great sails.” Terri “Thanks for thewonderful week. It was very relaxing and a great way to explore the BVIs.”Charlie “Thanks for a wonderful time cruising on you beautiful yacht. It wasgreat for us to get another cruise in with Charlie.” Tom
Terri, Charlie & Tom –Seattle USA
21 - 28 March 2015 - BVI Family of Five
“Thank you Lynn and Mark,for a wonderful week! The sailing was tremendous, and you are both soknowledgeable about all of the islands. We loved every meal, and Mark was verykind to cater to our picky eaters. Pacific Wave is a magnificent yacht, thankyou for sharing her with us” Catherine & David age 45 & Charles age 12
“Dear Mark and Lynn Thankyou for taking us to be splashed by the waves on the beach. I had such a funtime! Ann-Wylly age 11 & me to George age 7”
Catherine, David, Charles, Ann-Wylly & George – Portland, Oregon - USA
7 - 16 February 2015 -USVI/BVI 2 Couples 50th & 60th Birthdays!
“Dear Lynn & Mark Wehad such a fabulous time. We loved all the places we visited and people we met.AnnaMarie & Jimmy had the trip of a lifetime!! They thank you for the greatexperience. Peter enjoyed his birthday and will always remember yourhospitality. Mark – the food was OUTSTANDING! Best wishes”
SallyAnn & Peter andAnnaMarie & Jimmy – Boston USA
12 - 25 January 2015 -USVI/BVI 1 Couple
“To Lynn & Mark Ourthird cruise aboard Pacific Wave and we can’t wait to return again soon! Fabfood, great hospitality all aboard the beautiful Pacific Wave. This is the bestholiday we’ve ever had! Thank you so much”
Janette & Leigh –London - UK
5 - 11 January 2015 -USVI/BVI Family of Five & Renewal of Wedding Vows
“Lynn & Mark Thank youso much for an absolutely unforgettable week! We could not have wished for amore beautiful backdrop for our 15 year marriage renewal. The sailing wasphenomenal and meals not to be forgotten. We truly are grateful for such amemorable trip!” Jeff
“Thank you for a lovelytrip. Amazing we really enjoyed it all.” Jackie “Thanks for an awesome trip”Ryder age 9 “Thanks for a cool adventure filled trip for me and the rest of myfamily to enjoy.” Seb age 11 “Thanks for a very cool and amazing trip. Thesailing and views were my favourite part.” Spencer age 13 Jeff, Jackie,Spencer, Seb & Ryder–San Francisco USA/Frankfurt Germany
28 December - 4 January2015 - USVI/BVI Family of Five
“Lynn & Mark We are sograteful for this wonderful vacation, your kindness, generosity, warmth &humour which will never be forgotten. Memories etched in our minds... beautifulsailing, gorgeous weather, Marks delicious cooking (and hysterical stories!)Just perfect! The Duprees wish you both a fantastic New Year 2015 filled withlove, health, gorgeous weather & of course, happiness. Thank you for thisamazing experience. With love,”
Charlie, Rachel, Margaret,Gus & Andy – New York USA
20 - 27 December 2014 -USVI/BVI Family of Four
“Lynn & Mark Thanks somuch for an incredible week aboard Pacific Wave and a fabulous Xmas we won’tforget, the Christmas Crackers, Xmas Pudding & Harrods Xmas Cake weregreat! Carolyn & Alexandra had a terrific time diving, thanks for making itall happen including a Xmas morning dive! Mark, it’s amazing what you can do inthe galley, the food was outstanding, your hospitality has been great, we’vehad such a wonderful time sailing with you.... and thank you for organizing SirRichard Branson’s sail by.... you have some pull! Before long, we will besitting in front of our fireplace at home, warming ourselves with memories ofour time with you in the BVIs. Hope to see you again soon!
Ken, Carolyn, Alexandra &Janie!
PS In addition to theabove, thank you for all your incredible warmth and hospitality you extended tome and my family. It truly was the best family vacation, more than we couldever hope for. I will always think of you Lynn on March 4th! Thank you, bothfor your kindness, Sincerely Janie”
“Dear Lynn &Mark Thank you so much for making Christmas 2014 so memorable for us! It hasbeen fantastic for us to be aboard Pacific Wave. You have made it a wonderfulexperience and it has been great getting to know you. Merry Christmas and allthe best for a great 2015!
Ken, Janie, Carolyn &Alexandra PS Come visit us in Canada if you get tired of Paradise!” Ken, Janie,Carolyn & Alexandra – Toronto Canada
30 November - 6 December2014 - USVI/BVI Three Family Members
“Lynn & Mark Veryseldom do things go exactly as planned, almost never do things exceedexpectations.... this week was one of those times. The snorkelling wasspectacular the sails were exciting, and above all, the company with Lynn andMark seeing to our every need made this a wonderful week. Sadly now back toPhiladelphia... cold and dreary as it is this time of year but with warmmemories with new friends in Mark & Lynn to keep the memories alive. Seeyou again.”
“Thank you very much fortaking us on a wonderful trip. You were fantastic hosts and we had anincredible time. It’s going to be pretty tough to leave this all behind. I’mglad we got to do this trip with you, and l wish you all the best”
Billy Bill Philadelphia,Billy Washington DC & Tom California USA
22 - 29 November 2014 -USVI/BVI Family of Five
“Many thanks for awonderful trip & celebration of Charles 70th. We loved all aspects &TLC you both provided. The boat is exactly what we’d hoped for & we aredelighted to have found you. The food was incredible, your detailed knowledgeof all the best spots was invaluable, & appreciated by all. This has been agreat success – many thanks!
Stephanie, Charlie, Angus,Cordelia & Asa – Boston USA
30 June - 8 July 2014 -USVI/BVI Honeymoon Couple
I couldn’t think of abetter way to spend our honeymoon! I’m so happy Aaron found you!! We bothabsolutely loved all the meals onboard (I can’t believe all those yummy dishescame out of Pacific Wave’s Galley! There is no excuse for me at home now), andthe explorations to new islands everyday. Neither of us had been to the BVIsbefore, but now we will definitely come back. Thank you for your wonderfulhospitality, your stories, and your willingness to teach us about sailingwhenever we asked. We will always remember this trip with such great memories.Thank you!”
Aaron & Sabrina – NewYork USA
30 May - 6 June 2014 -USVI/BVI 1 Couple
This last week has been amazing! We have gone from tense to perfectly relaxed. Our skin from white topink to tan... and our livers pickled with Pacific Wave Rum Punch! Thank you for having us aboard Pacific Wave and providing us with new memories and a wonderful vacation! We’ll miss you, keep in touch and hope to see you next year!”
Martin & Kitty –Newport Beach, CA USA
29 March - 8 April 2014 -BVI 2 Couples & 1 Guest - NYYC/RYS Cruise in Company
“Lynn & Mark What awonderful time you have given us over the past week – perfect sailing deliciousmeals and attention to every detail. Pacific Wave is so beautiful and it is hasbeen a total pleasure being on her.”
Micky - London UK
“Thank you for all yourhard work these past ten days. You both went the extra mile to look after us byproviding us with everything we needed, including obtaining a pigstick so wecould fly the Royal Yacht Squadron pendant. The meals were delicious and theculinary creativity of Mark never ceased to amaze us.
Christopher & Gaynor,Richard & Felicity - London UK
17-24 March 2014 -USVI/BVI 1 Couple
“Dear Lynn & Mark Ittruly does not get any better than this! Beautiful boat, amazing crew andperfect weather - all in one of the prettiest places on the Planet. Thanks fortaking such good care of us and seeing to our every wish and need. We are nowrelaxed, refreshed and re-energized – ready to tackle the world again. Thanksfor an amazing week that passed far to quickly! Please stay in touch.” Ken
“Lynn and Mark What anincredible experience you have given us sailing in the BVI on your beautifulPACIFIC WAVE. I cannot begin to express my gratitude. You make such a good team– the sailing, the accommodation, attention, THE FOOD, information about thearea, etc., etc., etc. We loved the snorkelling, swimming, hiking, and watchingthe Super Yachts. Thank you for making all the arrangements off the boat aswell. Every detail was covered. This has been a special week ........” Terry
Terry & Ken–Birmingham AL, USA
8-16 March 2014 - USVI/BVI3 Couples
“Perfect vacation in everyway!!! Great food, natural beauty beyond my imagination, fantastic snorkelling,impeccable service, and most of all, great company” Pat
“Lynn & Mark Thanksfor a wonderful week of sailing & exploring the BVIs! Your knowledge &advice on travel options was superb. The food was amazing & the service wasthoughtful & gracious. As bare-boaters for many years, your excellentservice will make it hard to go back to DIY again. I admired your stealthy waysof attending to the many details of sailing while leaving your guestsundisturbed. Bravo! We hope to be back again.”
“You guys are AWESOME!!Thanks for the recipes Mark – we will think of you fondly when we try torecreate your masterpieces!” Mike & Jeanne
“L & M It really was aWONDERFUL experience sailing, sunning, eating, drinking (a bit), eating (a bitmore)... all in lovely weather and with outstanding service” Cheers from Brad(Come visit us in Naples!)
Brad & Pat, Dean &Kathy, Mike & Jeanne – Minnesota, USA
16 - 24 February 2014 -BVI 1 Couple
“French guys sorry for thelanguage You know what??? We are happy .... Why??? We thought we knew the BVIs,and a little about sailing but, but.... We discover so many unknown places, newsnorkelling spots and all that aboard an elegant sailing yacht. And more... thecomfort onboard SY Pacific Wave is top level Five Star ***** ... due to thepermanent work of Lynn & Mark. So ..... everything is working perfectlyonboard, sailing, comfort, anchoring choices. More again .... Lynn & Markalways smiling, always taking care of us, and permanently ahead of ourwishes. About the food now, we think unbelievable to find on a sailing yachtsuch a top level excellent cook. Mark has got a secret ... it’s the smile ofCaptain Lynn of course. Thank you, LYNN, MARK & PACIFIC WAVE no end ofdreams!
Louis & Anne – Paris,France
7 - 14 February 2014 -USVI/BVI 1 Couple
“We would like to thankLynn & Mark for a wonderful week aboard Pacific Wave. As committed “motorboaters” they have ensured our first foray into the world of “sailing” has beenboth informative and enjoyable but most importantly, great fun! The food servedon board has been excellent due to Mark’s skill in the galley, and Lynn’sattentive service has ensured we were very well catered for.
All in all – a greatholiday!” Ian & Caroline – Peebles, Scotland
23 December - 2 January2014 - BVI Family of 5
“The first time l sawPacific Wave on the Website l thought that is THE ONE! The boat is even betterthan l imagined and you both have made us so very welcome. The food, thesnorkelling, the cocktails – heaven.”
“Dear Lynn &Mark Thank you for making our BVI dream trip even dreamier! What a joy to bewelcomed by a dolphin and then be in the aquatic company of so many new andbeautiful fish. Masterful sailors, chefs and super yacht informers. Here’s toan adventurous and sparkling 2014!”
Best, Averil & Asia
“It is with heavy heartsthat we’ll step back on land from off the magical Pacific Wave. Lynn & Markyou did a fantastic job of looking after us all, responding to the hundreds ofdaily requests from our motley crew and making us feel so comfortable andwelcome on your beautiful yacht. Rest assured we won’t hesitate in recommendingthis fine vessel to ALL of our friends looking to sail The BVI’s. We hope youhave a fabulous 2014.” Araminta & Lorenzo Joan, Averil & Asia, Araminta& Lorenzo – London UK
6 - 13 December 2013 -USVI/BVI 1 Couple
“To Lynn & Mark Thankyou, thank you, thank you! For delivering such an unforgettable experience inthe British Virgin Islands! You guys are super organised. You work together asan amazing team with seamless ease, whether it be sailing the Pacific Wave,producing the most amazing meals with the panache of a 5 star chef toidentifying what we wanted in our time on this fantastic yacht. Your incrediblefriendliness has been the ‘icing on the cake’. No amount of research could havefound the fabulous spots that your intimate knowledge of the Islands could....from snorkelling off Mosquito Island to super swanky cocktail bars and off thebeaten track eateries with breath taking views. It’s been an absolute joy thatwe have been lucky enough to share your stunning yacht this week, and, what’smore, l think you may have sparked an interest to start sailing as ahobby!!! You guys are the best!!!”
Viv & Nicky – Dorset,England
13 Novembre 2013 - BVI 1Couple - Reference from UK Luxury Travel Agent to Yacht Charter Broker
"We had an amazingtime and Pacific Wave was the highlight of the trip! Thank you so much forsorting it out.
I left the day as acomplete surprise for Colin and he was completely gobsmacked when he sawPacific Wave.
The day was perfect andLynn and Mark let Colin sail us to Peter Island which he loved every minute of.
The food was outstanding 5star restaurant standard. We also had a snorkel with Lynn and she was soknowledgeable about all of the different types of coral and fish.
I was thoroughly impressedwith how professional but very friendly Lynn and Mark were, they made us feelat home. They have a beautiful yacht with all of the little touches of a 5 starhotel.
I can’t thank them enough,they made a lovely holiday a very special holiday indeed.
Thanks again Anna"
24-31 October 2013 - BVI 1Honeymoon Couple
“Lynn & Mark What afantastic trip! Highlights were three fantastic dives off the Dogs and Tip oScrub. We saw turtles, a shark, eels, and a deep cave. The spa at Peter Islandwas incredible! Loved the Bitter End as well. Lynn & Mark we loved it all,great laughs and great food! Mark you are now an expert at Canadiandrinks. Hope to see you soon!”
Marci & Scott– Toronto Canada
9 - 17 July 2013 -USVI/BVI/St Martin/St Barths/St Maarten 1 Couple 20th Wedding Anniversary
“Dear Lynn and Mark, We soappreciate your kindness. It is apparent that you sincerely want your guests tohave a world-class vacation, and we have! You make it look easy: sailing,cooking, and taking care of our every need all the while. We felt so proud tore-board the most beautiful sailboat Pacific Wave. We have enjoyed getting toknow you both. Thank you for your lovely hospitality. You are an amazing couplewith a beautiful yacht. We wish you the very best.”
Karen & Mark – StLouis, USA
29 June - 5 July 2013 -USVI/BVI 1 Couple
“Dear Lynn & Mark Itis hard to find words to express how you have both made this holiday justamazing! It has only been a dream to come to Paradise. Bless you both formaking this amazing dream come true. You have both helped us make memories thatwould not of been possible without you. It would be totally awesome to have youboth come to Perth, whenever you are free. Thank you Captain Lynn & FirstMate Mark. Lots of Love"
Carol & Simon – Perth,Australia
15-23 June 2013 - USVI/BVIFamily 2 Adults & 3 Children
“Dear Lynn and Mark, Thankyou for making this a wonderful vacation for us. Your beautiful boat andhospitality was a great way to enjoy our family vacation. Your “Samurai CookLook” and results will top the Jamie Oliver craze. Come and see us in Austriaand we will cook for you. Thanks again!”
Hans, Trixi, Jacob, Max& Lilly – Austria
13-20 May 2013 - BVI 1Couple
“To Lynn & Mark Mywife and l have been sailors all our lives. This is the best sailing we haveever done. The boat is awesome. The weather was fantastic. Every meal onPacific Wave was perfect. Lynn & Mark are top notch sailors. Probably thebest owner operator team we know of for chartering. I have sailed all over theUS, Europe, Hawaii and off western Canada, but my wife, Jan and l like the BVIthe best so far. This was such a great experience it convinced us to buy a newboat ourselves.”
Vince & Jan -California USA
3-10 May 2013 - BVI 1Couple
“To Lynn & Mark
Thank you for sharing your very special yacht with us. We had a lovely experience getting to know the beautiful BVI on Pacific Wave. The Rhone was a dive we willnever forget! Best wishes for fair winds & a million bubbles on your dives!”
Marisa & Raoul –London UK
28 April - 2 May 2013 -BVI Family 2 Adults & 4 Teenagers
“To Lynn & Mark Thankyou for a wonderful adventure. Lot’s of new experiences above & below thewater line. The Canucks will definitely return to the BVI’s some day. All thebest. PS Thanks Mark for the meals, the snorkelling & the drinks togetheronboard.”
Michael, Lynne, Shelby,Tristan, Brett & Mackenzie – Toronto Canada
23-30 March 2013 -USVI/BVI Family 2 Adults & 2 Children - Broker Reference
Hi Lynn & Mark Thank you very much. The Waldrons wrote glowingly about their cruise with you on Pacific Wave...
"Wonderful trip...Boat was great, accommodations really comfortable, food was excellent... Lynnand Mark made us very much at home, and we really enjoyed cruising the BVI...we had been there before at a resort, but being in various anchorages really was enjoyable, and the sailing was something different for us, and we all learned a little bit. Everything we had hoped for....
Thanks. I look forward to sending more of our clients to cruise with you. Sincerely, Sylvia
17-28 February 2013 -BVI/USVI 4 Couples
“Dear Lynn & Mark You have given us the most wonderful holiday, complete perfection in all we were spoilt with, the best boat to be privileged to be on the attention to our care, and enjoyment has been “2nd to none”. The best gourmet food we have ever had. So many memories to cherish! This comes to thank you most sincerely with love and good luck always.” Alexander & Julia
“Dear Lynn & Mark Weecho all that Julia has said. It has been an unforgettable week full of treatsthe way you have looked after and FED us has been unbeatable. THANK you for itall not least the interesting stories about the Caribbean!” Love William &Anne
“Dear Lynn & Mark Can we take Mark and his cooking & Lynn and Pacific Wave home to Berwickshire to sit on the Tweed? Contrary to reports Scotland is boiling hot all the time and we’re sure you will be blissful! It has been an INCREDIBLE couple of weeks,thank you both so much. We feel like different people heading home and are so lucky to have had you both looking after us. You are complete stars. Hopefully (very much) this won’t be the last time we see you.” Love Rupert & Louisa
Alexander, Julia, Henry, Catherine, Rupert & Louisa – Scotland – UK William & Anne –Hertfordshire – UK
7-14 January 2013 -USVI/BVI 2 Couples
THANKS For .... XX Amazing food, let me repeat, THE FOOD!! XX Adventures ... XX Showing us Peter Island, what a “postcard place” XX Snorkelling at Mosquito Island And not to be forgotten, all the Pacific Wave Rum Punches!!!!”
Hugs from Sofi, Stockholm- Sweden, Nick, Verbier - Switzerland, Irene & Klaas – Austin Texas - USA
27 December - 3 January2013 - USVI/BVI Family of 2 Adults & 2 Children
“Dear Lynn & Mark
Upon arriving to thePacific Wave we saw a beautiful yacht. Upon leaving, we saw it as that and somuch more. We saw times of laughter, gourmet foods, exciting destinations, daysof sailing adventures, fun explorations, and the gentle waves of the sea. Whatreally made our experience amazing was the caring crew that took us on ourjourney. We have such wonderful memories of our voyage with you. We willforever remember the great times, delicious desserts, and awesome crew of thePacific Wave xxx”
Elli, Jayson, DeLisa &Barry – North Carolina, USA
24 November - 1 December2012 - USVI/BVI 2 Couples
“Dear Lynn & Mark Ourfirst experience on Pacific Wave 2 years ago was so superb it’s hard to believeit could be bettered.... but this week has been perfect. We all feel totallyspoiled by our two very gracious hosts, nothing overlooked or too much trouble.Thank you both for a magnificent experience!”