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GYPSY PRINCESS Yacht Charter Special: Other special

  • 1 child age 6 or under sails free. Limit 1 free child per charter. Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking.

    Regular Price: $17,200

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GYPSY PRINCESS Yacht Description

GYPSY PRINCESS yacht is a 45.00 ft long sailboat catamaran and spends the summer and winter season in British Virgin Islands. It was built by Lagoon in 2012. A refit was done in 2018. The yacht layout features 3 cabins and accommodates 6 guests. The cabin arrangement is following: 3 queen cabins.

The sailboat features 2 54HP diesels 11Kw generator brand new 2018 engines and a generator.

Accommodation

3 Queen cabins with private heads and stall showers. Please note that the starboard forward double berth can be split into a twin V-berth.
Saloon full refit Summer 2020.
New for 2019/20 season - high quality eco, bamboo linens for all cabins.

Cabin Breakdown

Queen Cabins: 3

GYPSY PRINCESS Yacht Details

45'

Length

6

Guests

3

Cabins

2

Crew

Lagoon

Built by

$14,800 - $17,200

Weekly price low-high season

2018

Refit

GYPSY PRINCESS Charter Price Details

Season Name 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests 8 guests 9 guests 10 guests 11 guests 12 guests
Summer 2021 $14,800 $15,400 $16,000 $16,600 $17,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Winter 2021 to 2022 $14,800 $15,400 $16,000 $16,600 $17,200 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

GYPSY PRINCESS yacht charter price

# of charter days Base Price Total Note
14 day charter 29,600$ to 34,400$ 29,600$ to 34,400$ Discounts outside the main season are common.
7 day charter 14,800$ to 17,200$ 14,800$ to 17,200$ Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.
3 day charter 7,400$ to 8,600$ 7,400$ to 8,600$ The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3).
Boat policy might differ.
14,800$ / 6 * 3 days = 7,400$

All prices are generated by a calculator and serve as a guide for new charterers. Any additional information of the Price Details section has priority over above. Availability is always subject to confirmation. Gratuity not included for it's discretionary character, usually 5%-25% of the Base Price.

Price Details

Price from: $14,800

High season rate: $17,200

GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. For short charters please use the divide-by-6 rule for figuring short charter premiums. Charters of less than 6 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.

Please allow 48 hours between charters so we can follow the best practice for sanitizing.
This yacht uses BVI ports only

HALF-BOARD OPTION:
2/$14,500 - 3/$14,950 - 4/$15,400 - 5/$15,850 - 6/$16,300
Includes: all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners OR all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners.
Remaining meals and associated beverages to be taken ashore at guest expense.

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:
1-6 guests @ $24,000 - 7 night minimum, full-board option only. No specials apply.
Christmas charters must end no later than the 26th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 27th December.

* * * S P E C I A L S * * *
1 CHILD AGE 6 OR UNDER SAILS FREE
Limit 1 free child per charter.
BOOK BY: OPEN
SAIL BY:OPEN
EXPIRATION: OPEN
GENERAL RATES NOTE: All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. For short charters please use the divide-by-6 rule for figuring short charter premiums. Charters of less than 6 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.

Please allow 48 hours between charters so we can follow the best practice for sanitizing.
This yacht uses BVI ports only

HALF-BOARD OPTION:
2/$14,500 - 3/$14,950 - 4/$15,400 - 5/$15,850 - 6/$16,300
Includes: all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners OR all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners.
Remaining meals and associated beverages to be taken ashore at guest expense.

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:
1-6 guests @ $24,000 - 7 night minimum, full-board option only. No specials apply.
Christmas charters must end no later than the 26th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 27th December.

* * * S P E C I A L S * * *
1 CHILD AGE 6 OR UNDER SAILS FREE
Limit 1 free child per charter.
BOOK BY: OPEN
SAIL BY:OPEN
EXPIRATION: OPEN

Price Terms

All Inclusive

GYPSY PRINCESS Yacht Charter Locations

Summer Season

Winter Season

Amenities

Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Sat Tv: No
Multimedia System: Yes
Nude: No
Books: Lots
Crew Pets: No
Guest Pets: No
Camcorder: No
Number Dine In: 6
Water Maker: Yes
Water Capacity: 92GPD
Ice Maker: Yes
Number Of Dvds: 20
Number Of Cds: iTunes
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Yes
YachtNudeCharters: No
Hairdryers: Yes
Number Of Port Hatches: 18
Smoking: On aft Deck Only
Crew Smokes: No
Children Ok: Yes
Minimum Child Age: None
Generator: 11KW 2018 New
Inverter: 2500w
Voltages: 110V and 220V
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: No

Specifications

Tube:
Guests: 6
Draft: 4.5
Helipad:
Ac:
Ac Night:
Built: 2012
Turnaround: 48
Cabins: 3
King:
Queen: 3
Double:
Single:
Twin:
Pullman:
Showers: 3
Basins: 3
Heads: 3
Electric Heads: 3
Jacuzzi:

Features

BBQ: Yes
AC: Full
Generator: 11KW 2018 New
Internet: Onboard WIFI

Layout

Layout of GYPSY PRINCESS

More Specifications

Flag: BVI
Homeport: Virgin Islands
Resort Course:
Yacht Permit: 1
Yacht License: 1
Yacht Mca: 1
Yacht Insurance: Guardian General Insurance Ltd.

Diving Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Communication: WiFi onboard is limited.
Air Compressor: Not Onboard
Scuba On Board: Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only

Fishing

Fishing Gear:
Fishing Gear Type:
Rods:
Deep Sea Fishing:

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative:
Reusable Bottles:
Other Green Efforts:

Water Sports

Dinghy Size: 13
Kayaks 1 Pax:
Kayaks 2 Pax: 1
Dinghy Hp: 40
Floating Mats:
Dinghy Pax: 6
Swim Platform:
Water Skis Adult:
Boarding Ladder:
Water Skis Kids:
Sailing Dinghy:
Jet Skis:
Beach Games:
Wave Runners:
Kneeboard:
Windsurfer:
Snorkel Gear: 10
Underwater Camera:
Scurfer:
Underwater Video:
Wake Board:
Paddleboard: 2

Other Entertainment

New 2020 cockpit table now sating 8 comfortably
New saloon cushions for 2020/21 season
Padded sun deck on top of flybridge.
Extra large seating on flybridge.
Outdoor projector movie theatre.
Sunken forward cockpit in front of mast for perfect happy hour.
220v hairdryer
New for 2019/20- season double thickness exterior cushions across the whole boat. New drinking glassware.

Crew

Crew Information

Crew of GYPSY PRINCESS| The annual CYS Share Our World Award 2018 was presented to Captain Biff & Amy for their efforts helping the territory recover from last years devastating hurricanes The annual CYS Share Our World Award 2018 was presented to Captain Biff & Amy for their efforts helping the territory recover from last years devastating hurricanes

Captain: Christopher (Biff) Smith

Amy & Biff have been sailing together since 2003 when they first met on a beach in Greece. They were supposed to meet at the ferry port of sleepy Porto Heli but Biff forgot to pick Amy up and she found him instead at the bar on the beach, entertaining his guests! That was the start of something special and they have worked, lived & sailed together ever since. Having always worked in the marine tourist industry they love meeting strangers who at the end of their vacation leave as friends!

Biff
Captain Biff learned to sail at the Cub Scouts at a tender age and was hooked! As soon as he was old enough to teach sailing he packed his bags & found his way to the Mediterranean coast of France to start his first overseas instructor job. Working his way around France and Spain he finally settled down in Greece running his own sailing school on the chic Greek Riviera. Cold winters of Europe called him to work in Kenya briefly before settling in the BVI’s running luxury charters in warm waters!

Amy
Having learned to cook at the age of 9 so she could watch ‘neighbours’ (Aussie Soap) on TV, Amy added windsurfing & then sailing to her interests after finishing university in order to travel. First working in Turkey, Italy & France Amy finally moved to Greece & met Biff. Wherever she travels she picks up local recipes and cooking techniques, which she refined at the renowned Ashburton & River Cottage cookery schools, both in Devon, UK. Fresh, seasonal & local produce are her favourite ingredients put together in a fusion of worldwide flavours for all to enjoy!

Between them, Amy & Biff have the experience & knowledge to steer you a course to a truly memorable vacation. With their water sports background they are able to teach even the most reluctant swimmers, sailors, paddle boarders to confidently make the most of their time on the water regardless of age. Their years working in family orientated resorts in Europe also lend them to be dab hands at arranging fun and relaxing family charters. Known for their flexibility & competence, your wish is their command.


Crew are fully vacciated for Covid 19

Menu


BREAKFAST:


Everyday you will be treated to fresh brewed coffee or tea, fruit juice & local fruit platter. Cereals, toast & jam are always available plus a daily treat:



  • Local scrambled eggs with smoked salmon & organic dill.

  • Fluffy blueberry pancakes with crispy bacon and sticky maple syrup.

  • Baked mushrooms stuffed with herby goats cheese on granary slices.

  • Fresh pastry selection, cheese & ham with salted cucumber, feta & local honey.

  • Sausage & egg in fresh baked rolls with fragrant tomato relish.

  • Delicious Caribbean french toast served with fresh pineapple wrapped in bacon.

  • Hot buttered muffins with poached free range eggs, asparagus & ham.


LUNCH:



  • Jerk chicken wraps stuffed with green mango & coconut salsa, fresh green leaves, avacado & sour cream.

  • Baked goats cheese on a bed of caramelised onions, walnuts & bitter leaves. Beetroot & orange side salad with fresh baked bread.

  • Locally caught tuna tartare, with avocado & mango salad, zesty couscous & fresh leaves.

  • Spicy beef & bean nachos with organic tomato salsa, creamy guac & sour cream. Leafy side salad with roasted peppers.

  • Quinoa & lentil stuffed peppers, zingy tomato salsa & mixed organic leaves. Rosemary & garlic focaccia.

  • Baked Mahi Mahi, Stacked on toasted ciabatta with melted gruyere, buttered spinach & a runny poached egg.


NIBBLES:


Served at the end of every day with sunset & captains cocktail!​



  • Lettuce wraps of piquant shrimp with apple & radish slaw.

  • Sticky Chicken lollipops.

  • Mediterranean meze of olives, figs wrapped in palma ham, eggplant dip, roasted peppers.

  • Garlic baked brie with crusty French bread and ginger apricot sauce.

  • Baked pepper boats stuffed with cheese & bacon.

  • Bourbon infused duck liver pate with toasted white bread.


DINNER:



  • Surf 'n Turf, filet mignon steak grilled to your liking topped with butterfly shrimp doused in a light cajun sauce. Served with creamy sweet potato mash & crispy sprouts.

  • Roasted duck breast, served with wild berry coulis, minted new potatoes & buttered peas

  • West Indian lime shrimp, accompanied by coconut rice & sweet buttered snap peas

  • Homemade Captains beef burgers, with cheese & fresh organic pineapple, cooked on the grill to your taste. With fresh made buns, spicy garlic plantain fries & coleslaw.

  • Greek inspired Rosemary infused Lamb chops accompanied by zucchini fritters, tzatziki, lemon potatoes from the oven & authentic Greek salad.

  • Lemon & Thyme Roasted Chicken, cabbage & lardon parcels & roasted potato cubes.​


DESSERT:


Or 'pudding' as we call it in Britain!​



  • Pears poached in cider with crème fraiche & cinnamon.

  • Roasted peach melba with amaretto syrup.

  • Rum and orange infused chocolate tart.

  • Lemon shortbread stack with lime mascarpone & fresh tropical fruit drizzled with caramel sauce.

  • Deconstructed key lime pie with local passionfruit sweetener.

  • Banoffee mess with peanut brittle dusting.


 









Standard but not limited to wine stock


Pinot Grigio: Santa Margarita
Sauv Blanc: Kim Crawford, Coopers Creek
Cardonnay: Rodney Strong, Clos Du Bois
Sparkeling Wine: Torresella Prosecco, Freixinet Cava.
Cab Sauv: Beringer, Norfolk Rise
Pinot Noir: Kim Crawford, Coopers Creek
Malbec: Catana, Trivento
Merlot: Sterling, Clos Du Bois


 



Reviews

Family 50th +1 and Anniversary
Swart Family Vacation, celebrating Mary’s 50th (+1 year) & Jared & Marys 18th Anniversary

Amy & Biff,
I don’t know where to begin…..After so many re bookings for this trip we weren’t sure if we would ever get to come and experience Gypsy Princess. But we did!!
It was worth the wait 💖
We couldn’t have picked a better boat & crew. The experience of these 9 days will be talked about by our family for years to come. Ben & Owen took a little time to warmup but once they did they were sold.
The snorkel adventures led by Biff, the tube rides and learning to water ski! Seeing sharks, turtles, stingrays & jellies. After such full days to see Amys welcome when we got back to onboard was awesome. Her food divine. We can’t thank you enough for the care you took with all our meals & giving the boys their ‘special’ meals were so appreciated.
The movies nights were a huge hit! Jared enjoyed exploring the wreak in Anegada. The attention to all the details have made this trip so special. We loved learning about sailing and navigation. The history of the Islands, Pirates and local info was fascinating.
Thank you for our amazing time and Happy sailing to both of you. We hope to sail again with your both.
May you have fair winds & following seas!
Mary & Jared.

Thank you for all the great times & Adventures!
Ben

Thanks for all the amazing places we went and things we did!
Owen

Oscar
Whiskey
Echo
November
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June Trip
Biff & Amy,
My expectations were so high yet you exceeded them daily. It was only a week but you are now family. Thanks for all you did to make it memorable.
Frank & Vicky

Biff & Amy,
Thank you for this wonderful holiday! I loved every second of it. Wish we could stay for longer.
Sam & Erika

Biff & Amy,
Josh & I had so much fun, enjoyed so many amazing meals and had such a great time with our new adventures. Sailing, snorkelling, jumping off restaurants into the ocean, fishing and so much more! So many memories were made and will always be cherished! Josh mentioned the guided snorkel tours, breakfast lectures and gazing at the giant tarpon every night under the boat. We’ll be sure to check your Instagram often and hopefully come back for another trip at some point in the future.
Josh & Julia (your favourites)
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June Honeymoon
Biff & Amy,

Thank you so much for this amazing experience on our honeymoon. The wait was well worth it. You two are INCREDIBLE at what you do! Your knowledge of each island and Caribbean Sea made such a difference. We greatly appreciate everything you did for us on this trip.
We will also GREATLY miss your AMAZING cooking Amy! Wish you both good health and safe travels ahead. We hope our paths will cross again aboard the GP!

Billy & Kathleen
Boston, MA
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May Charter
Biff & Amy
Thank you for an AMAZING vacation! After a year & a half of anticipation – through the Covid Chaos and cancellations – this trip did NOT disappoint. We didn’t expect such a variety of personalised activities and meals. Not to mention the daily educational sessions/briefings. You two are phenomenal at what you do – paying attention to every detail and always doing a little extra to make it super special. Beyond your professional expertise, you were both a delight to get to know. Thanks again for a wonderful week!
All the best & all our Love Rebecca & Shawn.

Biff & Amy!
What an amazing experience and gift/memory you have given us! Our expectations were to relax and escape from the stresses of life. You two have not only exceeded our expectations, but also over-delivered more than what we could have imagined! Your talents, knowledge, service, combined with your thoughtfulness, kindness and humour is one of the best recipes for a 6 star experience we could ever have asked for. We know you two will always succeed in life because of your values and your mission to deliver happiness in all your endeavours!
Thank you again for one of the greatest adventures in our lifetime!
Cheers to your success,
Steve & Theresa.

Amy & Biff,
What an amazing vacation/holiday we have had. We came with certain expectations since we had been on a sail once before and the 2 of you absolutely blew those expectations out of the water! The crew on this type of getaway can either make or break the overall experience and enjoyment had….. The 2 of you absolutely MADE it for us. It’s incredible how y’all made it look so easy from your constant communication that is never seen by the guests, constant attention to detail and perceived ease at making sure everyone on board is having a good time. Amy…. Thank you so much for keeping us fed extremely well and for your many history lessons. Biff…. Thank you for leading the charge on all of our adventures both on & off the water. We came on vacation to spend a week with 2 people we had never met & are leaving with 2 new friends. God willing we see you both again sooner as opposed to later to enjoy some more time together…. We will work it out! Thank you, thank you, thank you for an amazing week!!!
Chad & Sabra.
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Rosen Charter
If you wish to be a warrior, prepare to be broken. If you wish to be an explorer, prepare to get lost, and if you wish to be a lover prepare to be both!
Biff & Amy, I was prepared to get away and escape from a busy life but you both stirred something in me (and my family) that was so indescribably needed. Your care, attention and knowledge is a gift. There is no way we could have has this vacation without you both. I look forward to planning another trip to be with you again soon.
Please come to NYC so I can fill you both with the love you shared with me and my family. Xoxo

Thank you for being so nice to me and helping me 😃

Gypsy Princess is so awesome I wish I could live on this boat & Biff and Amy made this trip soooo much better. I will remember this trip forever!

Dear Biff & Amy,
As you may have noticed I can be a man of few words… but I’ll try to put into words my gratitude for how you both took care of my family, how impressive your professionalism and attention to detail made this vacation a true, low-stress experience from before we even stepped foot onboard Gypsy Princess to the unfortunate day we needed to depart. I can’t think of a single thing that I could or should have been different.
Thanks again for everything, see you soon!!

I learned a lot from a sailing crew,
A couple who showed me the Caribbean blue.
Helped me face my fears, rewarded with champagne and beers!
Long days followed by nightly puddin’ and gourmet meals.
Oh how I love the BVI feels!
Six nights and five fantastic days,
Soaking up rays, even snorkelling in caves.
Loads of information in one amazing vacation.
Thank you for the new ideas and traditions, memories and laughs,
From sushi in Tortola to exploring The Baths.
Thank you for everything and being so kind,
This trip has restored some peace of mind.
I wish you guys the best, you deserve nothing less.
Here’s to next time with more adventures and wine!

Much Love and Smooth Sailing Ahead.
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April 2021
Thank you for an amazing week in the BVI! Everything was truly fantastic, from the food, snorkeling, beach excursions and your overall hospitality was beyond words! This might have been our first charter but it won’t be our last! xoxo

Amy & Biff, this was our 3rd trip together and it’s never the same! You guys are masters of your trades and ambassadors for the BVI’s. Thank you for everything you did for us this week to make our trip and Jackies birthday so special. We value our friendship with you guys and love to meet up again in the USA! Much Love.
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BVI Only charter February 2021
Awesome trip, and despite some paperwork, (which is much easier than filling out a credit card application) the entry in and out of Tortola was excellent. Planning on going back early March. Those that were handling the testing where all professional; very clean, and for the most part efficient. Testing on Tortola was quick/testing in Virgin Gorda a bit slower, but still clean, and results came back quickly.
The four days of on-board quarantine was fine, we did not feel any different other than having some bays completely to ourselves.

The boat was awesome. The crew pre-anticipated all our needs, not sure what we would have done without them; and the best part is that you can see that they love their job, take pride of ownership in Gypsy Princess, resulting in deliverables that are genuine.

I had expressed to Amy that I want a “healthy/low calorie diet) and she delivered perfectly. Biff and his masterful skills delivered smooth sailing in every aspect. The pair is perfection personified. Lots of laughs, some serious conversations, planning, and overall a balance of harmony that was wholly welcome.

XXX

Biff & Amy the crew of Gypsy Princess,
I've been on many vacations and stayed at some very exclusive resorts so I wasn't sure how my first sailing adventure would compare especially during covid. I can honestly say that this was one of the best if not THE best vacation I've ever experienced. Being quarantined on the GP and the two covid tests were almost insignificant, having seas and coves almost exclusively to ourselves was incredible.

Your knowledge of the islands past and present, the 5-star food prepared on board daily, the snorkeling adventures, the sunset horseback riding on the beach, and the restaurant recommendation was outstanding. Your effort to ensure that everything was perfect (which it was !!) was appreciated and obvious. From pick up, to drop off, to testing, and to everything in between you guys were amazing.

I have already told several of my friends that the trip on the Gypsy Princess is a bucket list adventure and I hopefully will be sailing again with you in the future.

Warm regards from a cold new Jersey
Paul

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March 2020
Amy & Biff,

We had such a great time!! You are the best! Amy, the meals were fantastic. Biff you picked the perfect places to stay at night. And of course the surroundings were gorgeous! You two are the best!

What a fantastic introduction to charter sailing – you guys were amazing, so accommodating in every respect. Thanks for all the perfect planning to make our cruise a perfect one. Loved it all!

Bob & Jan

Gypsy Princess is a fantastic boat! Every amenity and tastefully decorated.

Biff is amazingly competent and in addition to making sure one had a great time he assured everyone was safe – on the boat, getting in and of the dinghy. I enjoyed just watching & learning.

Amy provided terrific and varied meals, presented beautifully, and she is a delightful person. She is also a top notch 1st mate.

All in all a beautiful trip in the gorgeous locale!

Thanks Biff & Amy,

David & Denise
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February 2020
Amy & Biff,

Thank you both so much for making this vacation one of the best ever!!!
It started with the wonderful greeting and ended with us feeling like family. Lots of laughter….. fun times….. adventure…… some of the things we will always remember;

-Amazing Food – Best chef ever not only delicious but so healthy.
-class with Biff, 3 Norths, Distance, Time, Speed triangle!
-sailing, couldn’t have asked for better wind, speed racer Captain Biff! Loved watching them “eat our spray!”
-Loved hearing about all the history of the islands and pirate stories.
-Sharks only eat girls named Lisa.
-Bees only attack girls named Lisa.
-Only girls names Lisa fall off dinghies.
-Hiking “No Hike is the same” We enjoyed exploring every one of them, spectacular views!
-snorkelling. Terri loved having Biff point out all the fascinating creatures under the sea. We saw so many new “friendly’ creatures that we had never seen before.

We are so grateful for the incredible 10 days, we had the best crew. You were kind, thoughtful and nurturing. Thank you for letting us be ourselves and be free.
We look forward to our next adventure with you!

Much Love
Lisa, Terrie (AKA Naughty Terrie), Michele, Barb & Cheryl
June 2019
Amy & Biff,
What a great team you make! Amy your gentle personality, amazing food & quick, subtle sense of humor made us feel comfortable and cared for. Biff your enthusiasm for everything brought our best. We enjoyed every minute of this trip and are thankful for both of you and your thoughtful, professional and spot on planning and attention to detail. The boat and the BVI are amazing. It was a trip of a lifetime. Our family was lucky to experience it with you. Thank you, thank you, Thank you! Ann & Kirby

Thank you for an amazing trip with great laughs and great food! It was a blast and I hope to see you again, Peter

Biff & Amy,
Thank you for being excellent hosts during our time in the BVI. The clear blue water, pristine beaches, Caribs, lobster, bars, rum tasting, bone fishing and snorkelling were all amazing to experience. Getting a taste of the nautical navigation and what it’s like to be a skipper of a boat like GP was awesome as well. I hope you both enjoyed our trip too. Unfortunately, I made sure we did our fair share of damage with the flag (ha ha). It can be added to the list of ridiculous things. I know Biff enjoyed knocking me off the peddleboards – all in the name of banter ;-)
In the future, I hope to return and spend some time here with you two again, whether it be with family, friends or a lady.
I hope the repetition with the music didn’t drive you crazy (It was starting to bother me to be honest). I wish you safe travels and all the best.
Sincerely,
Freddy
May 2019
Amy & Biff,
You two are such a delight to be with. There are not enough words to explain how thankful we are for your hospitality, generosity & kindness. This trip has been a trip of a lifetime for each & every one of us. I don’t think we could even top this!
Amy your kind-heartedness, a sweet soul has touched all of our hearts. Your amazing culinary skill has touched my bowels in ways like no other 
Biff your love of the sea is like no other. You have taught us all how to be more kind to our sea. Your sarcasm & fun loving ways are so entertaining.
We will miss you both & the GP!
Jamie

Amy & Biff,
The first and only word that comes to mind is Magical! You both have and always will have a special place in my heart. The love you’ve shown us all is beyond lovely. The memories you created are so vivid and amazing. The biggest one was very shiney!!! I’m still in shock that he put a ring on it. And that scavenger hunt was so cool. I just love it all, every single bit of it!
You both are so thoughtful. All the little things are truly the big things that make this trip one of the most memorable weeks of this lifetime. I hope we cross paths again. Love always, Trent & Emily.

Amy & Biff,
This trip was amazing. We did so much. We ache from the burnt scalps to our feet. We were able to drink all day because you guys gave us sobering up activities  We experienced so much yet still relaxed. Your humour kept us laughing and the wonderful food kept our bellies full. Thank you for taking us into your home and making us feel at home!
Captain Christie & Topshelf (Derrick who doesn’t follow directions!)
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May 2019 After charter review
Overall Rating: 5
5 being the highest/ 0 being the lowest

We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

- Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Biff and Amy were beyond accommodating. This crew is the best.

-Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The GP is stunning. 5 star all the way. The crew kept it squeaky clean from the get go all the way up until departure. Surprisingly the cabins were spacious and comfy.

- Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes. No problems at all. Beautiful breeze throughout the day with the windows open and nice and cool at night with the AC.

-Was the food good and well presented?
The food was on a whole other level. It was better then any 5 star restaurant I have been to. The service we received will be hard to ever match up to. The food was divine and the selections were endless.

-Did you like the area you sailed?
The US Virgin Islands and The British Virgin Islands are gorgeous. Unlike any other area of the world.

- Additional comments on your charter?
I have never sailed nor been to the VI prior to this vacation. This is hands down the best vacation I have ever been on and will be nearly impossible to out do. I have no one complaint about this trip. The staff, the boat, and the location were marvelous!! This trip is 5 star all the way. The attention to detail and the planned excursions and day trips that were provided by the staff were something out of this world.
May 2019
Biff & Amy,

Thank you for making our break from reality so unbelievable! The little things you do made our trip so unbelievably special. Knowing the little spots an d great navigation and execution are priceless. Hope to see you all some day soon! Don’t hesitate to look us up if you get stateside. Be Well, from the Sailing for Sanity crew!

Biff & Amy!

Thank you so much for a wonderful week exploring and living the life! Amy, your delicious food was a perfect compliment to the amazing spots Biff safely navigated to. So many moments create the beautiful time we’ve had on GP! From the sailing lessons to spontaneous adventures, we all had a blast! Look me up when you come to Chicago. Cheers! Scott.
April 2019
Dear Biff & Amy,
Thank you so much for this amazing ttrip. I’ve never been sailing before , but you guys have made it such a special experience for me. It was so fun going to new places and being able to do cool things like swimming with sea turtles! Amy I will never forget your delicious meals, and Biff, I will never forget your sense of humour. Thank you for making my vacation as great as possible! This has been my favourite spring break trip by far, thanks to you guys for making it 10 times better!
Sincerely Maggie
P.S I’ll try not to stand in small places like a flamingo

Biff & Amy,

Thank you for an absolutely wonderful week of sailing and adventure! You two are the a power couple, going above & beyond for your clients. It was so great getting to know. I was very nervous about bringing an infant onboard but you helped make it so easy. Your ability to connect with our children will never be forgotten. Thank you for keeping our family safe! Amy we will miss your amazing cooking! And Biff always cleaning! Hope to see you again sometime!!!
Lots of love
Kristine, Louis, Maggie, Hudson & Lucie
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April 2019
A Fabulous Week at Sea!

Amy & Biff,

Thank you for royally spoiling us this week! We so appreciate you sharing the best of the BVI with us. Amys amazing cooking and Biff’s patience (and creativity) with the water sports really made this trip. All of us are coming away with a much better understanding of navigation and sailing, not to mention much rested & relaxed.
Until next time! Rebekah

Thank you so much for a wonderful week at sea! The sailing instruction was great and sailing itself so peaceful. The food was fantastic and we really appreciate the patience with the water sports. Great instruction too!
We can’t thank you enough for such a great, relaxing week!
John

My favourite thing was all of the snorkelling and water sports – Hayden – The cooking is excellent.

Biff & Amy,
Thank you so much for an incredible trip! My highlights included swimming with sea turtles, dolphins, snorkelling, mono-skiing, sailing, conch shell blowing at sunset, watching the scenery and of course the food. You both really helped me this trip fun, exciting and memorable. Thanks again, CC

I think the food was Soooooo good! The water sports were soo fun. When we arrived I couldn’t even balance kneeling on a paddleboard but now I can even ski on a paddle board! At the pirate show I won a hook by answering a riddle and also won a t shirt from the conch shell blowing contest. When we went snorkelling I saw 1 ray, 6 sea turtles and at the beginning I saw a shark that was a huge nurse shark under the boat. I saw another one and accidentally brushed it with my foot. Thank you from Will.
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March 2019
Biff & Amy,

Thank you so much for an incredible week! You make everything look so effortless, yet it’s easy to see how much hard work goes into everything you’ve planned for us. It has been so fun to watch the kids experiencing new things – from jumping off the roof of the boat to chasing fish & turtles undersea to mastering their conch blowing skills, to scrambling around The Baths.
You asked what our highlight was of the trip and I couldn’t come up with one, but the more I thought of it I think the highlight has been hanging out with you guys while sailing, going over charts in the morning and most definitely cocktails & nibbles! Hope to see you again soon! Alyce.

Biff & Amy:
The team has had an unbelievable week of the best & tastiest of the BVI. With just enough context to bother our hosts, we were able to enjoy spots that stoked wonderful memories and also experience brand new adventures. All in a setting that’s unmatched, completely detached from our day to day, and thoroughly inspiring for the Ory Family in many different ways. The variety of experiences, attention to Ory tastes (both noted on the forms and observed real time), something for everybody, the ability to take my ‘expected’ and multiply it by 2 daily…….. all made for a week that will enhance our lives. Hats off for your skills as hosts, chefs, pilots, technicians, cleaners, event coordinators, instructors, motivators and wonderful leaders. Every motion this week has had a purpose, that was most remarkable. So many memories and experiences for Mom, Dad, Louise, Henry & James to take with us the rest of our lives.
Cheers, Michael & Alyce.
March 2019
Biff, Amy, Gypsy Princess… Queen….King….Sultan!
We have had an awesome time sharing the BVI’s with you. You two are very special and now hold a special place in our families hearts. We have had a great time and you are great tour guides, Captain & Chef. The Devil is in the detail & I appreciate you going the extra mile to make sure our family had a phenomenal time. Your lust for life is contagious and I will remember this week forever. We arrived as strangers but leave as family. What more could we ask for. Thanks for making one week feel so special, I can’t thnk you enough for the friendship. Peace be with you, Stuart.
P.S You are the best! We will be back, life is about the journey and you gave us a great ride (sail!)

Biff & Amy,
This past week has been extraordinarily fun! Thank you both for making sure we were having the best time possible. Gypsy Princess is such an amazingboat & I could stay here forever. The snorkelling has been so beautiful and the water was super warm. You guys are really funny & made me laugh all the time. Amy – your cooking was delicious (&healthy) and your desserts….mmmmm. Biff – you are so good with people like we saw with that woman yesterday. You always know how to solve any problem. Thanks for a great trip!
Dawson

Dear McGyver & Julia,
Thank you for everything you have done for each of us this week. You embraced our family with such care and warmth. You even thought Stuart was funny, usually an acquired taste. Biff, like McGyver you can make anything work and teach even the most challenging among us anything you set your mind to. Amy, like Julia Childs, what you produced every meal out of that tiny kitchen is truly a culinary milracle. You accommodated Graces desire to remain healthy and gluten free effortlessly, and made the rest of us enjoy it aswell. Gluten free pancakes and brownies – simply spectacular. It has been an amazing week and we were able to fully relax knowing we were in such caring & capable hands. Xoxo Deborah

Dear Biff & Amy,
Thank you so much for making Spring Break os fun. You always made sure we were happy. Biff thank you for teaching me to waterski, it is definitely something I will do again. Amy thank you for making such amazing food. I felt like I was going to a 5 star restaurant every day. Everyday where ever we went I knew it would be beautiful, either for the snorkelling spots where we swam with turtles or just the natural beach. When we left home I didn’t know how great this vacation would be and let’s just say it passed my expectations. Thank you for everything you did to make this week special.
Grace
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February 2019
“Dear Amy & Biff,
Where do we being to thank you for this wonderful experience?! From Amys authentic and gracious hospitality and cooking to Biff’s leadership skills, it was the very BEST! Thank you for sharing your home, knowledge and friendship with us. We had a blast and the Gypsy Princess is forever etched in our memories.
Come & see us in Minnesota! xo Anne & Dave, Lois & Tom"
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February 2019
Amy & Biff,

These simple words cannot express our thanks to you both for making our week on the gypsy Princess such a special one! We loved every minute of this week. Your attention to detail was amazing; from the entertaining stories to the local folklore – we’ll remember it all. Amy the food was beautifully presented and so delicious. Thank you, our new friends! God bless you in your adventures ahead, Love Betsy.

Amy & Biff,
You have made our dreams come true. Your attention to detail, enthusiasm, knowledge (rum tasting!) seamanship, culinary skills and service are beyond compare. But mostly you are both WONDERFUL people. You are welcome in our home in California anytime! We will remember this trip forever! Love John.

Dear Amy & Biff,
We have loved this trip with you both so much! You both have made this trip so amazing. Amy your meals are so delicious, so yummy, such a compliment to our trip. Biff, I loved all your instruction to sailing, to snorkelling, to NAVIGATING! Thank you! We loved it all. John was dreaming of this vacation for 40 years, it’s been so much more! Thank you, Peggy.
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January 2019
Amy & Biff,
Thank you for a wonderful 10 days on Gypsy Princess. You made us discover many new beautiful anchorages – sailing was terrific! Biff, thank you for uncovering lobsters and sharks and swimming with me, not counting the terrific pictures of marine life that will now serve as my screen saver. Amy, you are an angel, always smiling and a great chef. We enjoyed all your meals, artistically presented and deliciously yummy.
We very much enjoying being with you both and are already thinking of next year.
Martine.

Amy, Amy, Amy & Biff,
I hope that you develop a taste for tomato juice and ice tea – try mixing them together!
And many thanks for the wonderful food & caring for us along the way. A great vacation.
Chuck.

Gypsy Princess was everything that we expected. The crew are first class, helpful, available and enjoyable to be with. Amy was particularly adept in accommodating my special dietary needs.
New Year 2018/19
Biff & Amy,
This is the first time for me to write "2019". It was the best choice I've made all year, to be on GP with the two of you!
Having never sailed on a crewed boat, this was a leap of faith for me. Thank you for catching us and making my dream a reality. We will be back!
Beyond the superior professionalism, there is a true spirit of love for this place. I appreciate your passion for the sea (or ocean?!)
Our amazing meals were the perfect setting for our family pondering. The sailing lessons were very appreciated by all..... We now realize what good hands we've been lucky enough to have guide us.
I hope 2019 brings you both all you've dreamed of. I hope you continue to live this beautiful life together.
I think you from the bottom of my heart, the top & all around!
Please keep us in mind as you move around the world, we would love to know where you are and what adventures you are having.
Be well, be happy and most of all be secure in the knowledge that you both have touched my family and have given us some of the best moments we will ever have together. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Melissa.

Dear Amy & Biff,
Wow! What an incredible week this has been! I cannot compliment you both enough for your amazing service. You’ve set a high bar to follow. I appreciated hearing tales of the pirates and plantations as well as hurricane recovery. You are both fine people and I feel honoured to have met you.
Thanks for the wonderinf meals, sailing lessons, creative cocktails & nibbles etc! Anegada was an amazing place to celebrate the New Year. Snorkelling, sea turtles, rays and all of the beautiful fish that we saw were just some of the highlights. And thanks for making sure that all of us could participate and enjoy. Vicki.

Amy & Biff,
You two are a breath of fresh air! Thanks for making a once in a lifetime experience even better. Your history lessons, stories and sailing made the trip even more special. I hope we one day meet again! Good Luck, Happy New Year and smooth sailing, Doug.

Amy & Biff,
This has been AMAZING. What you do is AMAZING. How you do it is beyond AMAZING. Happy 2019! Take care, hope to sail with you again, John.
Christmas 2018
Dear Amy & Biff, Thanks for being so fun, knowledgeable and making this a wonderful vacation. I haven’t felt this relaxed in a long time. Cocktails & Nibbles for life! Love Annie.

Amy & Biff, What a wonderful adventure! This vacation has far exceeded our expectations! You two are truly ‘can do’. You are both professional, knowledgable and incredibly fun. I do appreciate your patience with me being a little unsteady. Biff – you were adventurous and made everyone try harder. Amy – your food was fabulous, then boat was clean and well maintained. We loved that you found us sea turtles, which you know are near to our hearts. Lastly, the best part of the vacation was meeting the two of you!
Thsnk you for making this Christmas special and one we will never forget. We WILL See you again! Love Nancy

Amy & Biff, thank you so much for making this a unique and special experience. As a family we had so much fun and will look back on this trip for years to come. You guys went to every length to make sure we were comfortable, happy and we greatly appreciate it. Also thank you for the new wealth of pirate knowledge!
Thank you again and enjoy your time on the high seas. Griffin

Amy & Biff, Thank you both so much for the best Christmas ever! I had so much fun learning to ski, tubing, tanning and going to the pirate show! I also loved learning about the boat and hearing your stories! Also the food was so delicious, I don’t know how I’ll go back and eat regular food! Again, thank you so much and I hope we get to come back soon! – Maggie.
December 10-17, 2018
Amy & Biff, Our time on this earth is short and time passes more quickly with age. Each of you embrace life and work with an inspiring passion and energy. Thanks to you both for sharing your life experiences for boating, cooking, sailing and history with me & my family. No matter what challenges you face during lifes journey, always keep moving forward – downwind with the spinnaker full. God bless you both until we see you again and forever.
Best Always, Jackie, Pete, Kayla & Nick. The Stark Family, Memphis, TN, USA
P.S when the shit goes down, both of you have a spot in my militia. But if I can only choose one, Amys Gourmet cooking trumps sailing and knot tying, Sorry Biff! I think the guys in speedos on JVD were looking for a third!

Amy & Biff, Thank you once again for the trip of a lifetime! (Or hopefully every other year trip!) The food was always amazing! You guys are so awesome and patient with me, always giving me the extra pair of hands or stability so I wouldn’t hurt myself or woman overboard. We all enjoyed sailing, snorkelling and most of all just relaxing on the GP! Best wishes to you in the future and we hope to see you in New Orleans sometime! You are both an inspiration to all of us! Jackie.

Biff & Amy, Your talent, dedication to your craft, are second to none. As someone to whom this whole enterprise – sailing, luxury, week long vacations – is quite foreign, your ceaseless warmth and personality made we feel completely at home from the moment I stepped aboard GP. I hope that you continue to share your knowledge and passion with those around you (guests & everyone else) for many more years to come. Please do come see us in New Orleans and do us the honour of returning your hospitality. I promise it won’t disappoint, Cheers, George.

Biff & Amy, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This was the most wonderful vacation I’ve ever had! You both are wonderful and I’m so grateful to have been able to get to know you and learn from you. I hope you’ll come to see us in New Orleans soon, Kayla.
November 2018
Dear Amy & Biff,
What an amazing adventure you have given us! Thank you for our first memories of the BVI. From working with Xenia to ensure our group stayed together, to stepping aboard the immaculate GP, to our ‘storytimes’ while learning to sail, to the incredible food, to Biff’s watersports instructions, snorkelling in Pirate caves and so much more…… you two made us feel so at home, welcomed and safe. I don’t think we’ve ever felt so relaxed and pampered. Everythign was truly magical and we owe it to you. I can’t wait to bring the kids back to meet you and you MUST come to stay with us in Southern California!
Thanks again for making Cal’s 50th Birthday celebration so special. We will never forget that double rainbow sunset with ‘erotic nipples’ Good Luck on the rest of your season. We know it will be hard to beat The Shulmers & PRick!!!
Love Cal & Jackie

Dear Biff & Amy,
Thank you both so much for the most amazing week. We have truly enjoyed spending our days with you! We will miss hearing the bell ring to start our day, having erotic nipples together & talking about the adventures Biff took us on, hearing pirate stories while being spoiled with gourmet food. We so appreciate how clean the boat is kept, how safe we have felt and how much fun we have had! Our cheeks are sore from smiling!
Can’t wait to share this experience with our kids by bringing them to meet you! Loved our worry free week of Vitamin Sea!
Love Chad & Jen

Thanks Biff & Amy for making our trip so amazing. They way you guys invited us into your home and catered to our every whim is fantastic & indulgent & I can’t thank you enough. You make the difference between a great holiday and an amazing life experience. Keep up the amazing work. Take care of each other & the GP.
Cheers Mates! Rick

Amy & Biff,
You’re the best! Had a great time aboard.
All the best, Patrick

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April 2018
Biff & Amy,
Thank you so much for our amazing vacation. There were so many firsts for us that we will remember forever. Your hospitality was like nothing we have experienced. The BVI is my new favourite place on earth thanks to you guys! Amy you are an amazing chef from fish taco’s to Dave’s B’day cake, it was all superb! Biff, snorkelling at Oil Nut Bay was unforgettable……. Swimming with all the turtles and a shark was AWESOME!
Thanks again for the fabulous week. Good Luck with the rest of your season and boat upgrades, take care

Biff & Amy,
Thank you both for an amazing and exciting vacation. And a special thank you for making Davids Birthday so special, I’m sure he will always remember! You’ve welcomed us and made us feel at home. The food has been wonderful! Thank you again for everything and wishing the very best!
GP Rocks!!

Biff & Amy,
Thank you both for making our vacation amazing! You made every effort to make us feel at home and it is greatly appreciated. Amy, thank you for the great food you prepared all week. Biff thank you for the fantastic snorkelling and for “letting me drive your dinghy” !!!
Best wishes to you.
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March 2018
To Biff & Amy
Thanks you so, so, so much for being so nice on the trip. It was amazing. My favourite part was seeing the dolfins.
Sincerely Lauren #bvistrong

To Biff & Amy
Thank you Amy for making such great food and thanks you Biff for teaching me to waterski and wakeboard. I hope you have a great rest of your chartering career.
Cole. #bvistrong

Biff & Amy,
The past week has been tremendously fun & interesting. You both made our trip that much more special because of your enthusiasm. I am sincerely glad to have had such a great crew. Biff you’ve given me a renewed appreciation fir all things seamanship. I can’t wait to get home & practise/pass along some of the information you’ve given me. Amy your knowledge of local history gave character to the islands and was a highlight of mine.Thanks also for accommodating my love for onions and cabbage. To both of you fair winds and following seas, Ben.

Biff & Amy,
Thank you so much for the wonderful vacation. Your hospitality & generosity was greatly appreciated!!
Amy the ‘burnt’ eggs were to die for at every meal. The food & service was exceptional day in and day out. Yum!
Barnacle Biff, the best pirate I have ever met. Hands Down. Thank you for spending so much time with the kids in the water and in the class room.
Gypry Princess is the absolute dream! Good Luck with the rest of your sails and wherever they take you.
Thanks Again!

Amy & Biff,
Well I can’t than kyou both enough for helping create a truly magical family vacation and honeymoon!
The kids were so thrilled to try all the new things I really appreciate Biff taking the time to get the kids comfortable in the water – I never though Lauren would get going as enthusiastically as she did. The dolphins & shark were over the top!
Amy – the kids so enjoyed all your stories, as did I. It’s nice to have a crew with so much local knowledge and makes learning fun & entertaining.
You both are wonderful teachers and a great team. It was such a pleasure to spend the week with you both!
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March 2018
AMAZING HONEYMOON!
Huge thanks to Biff and Amy for making our honeymoon so special.
Neither of us are sailors or water babies so the experience for us was very new coming from London.

Biff was incredibly patient and gave us confidence to swim and snorkel at ease. We always felt safe and as a result were able to push our boundaries.

Amy is an absolute angel - kind, gentle and incredibly informative and knowledgeable about local pirate history and wildlife; not to mention her superb abilities as a chef. The quality of food - up there with some of the fine dining we have ever had.

Thank you both a million for surpassing our expectations and giving us the best honeymoon.

Our love and best wishes...
Lisa and Peter




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June 2017
We are back from the boat trip:( it was amazing !!! Even better then the last trip. The crew are the best , she is such a great cook and they both were so much fun ! I truly can't say enough about them and the boat!
Till next year...

Simply Amazing Feb 2020
Amy & Biff,

Thank you for these amazing 10 days. You both managed to take us to new terrific, still pristine places, full of sealife – tarpons, turtles, blue tangs, spotted rays, puffer fishes, octopuses and so many lobsters…… The highlights were Maho Bay, South Sound and of course Anegada!
Amys food was delicious and so healthy, she managed to make fantastic, tasty dishes, different every day without counting the nibbles. …….
Biff made us see all the beautiful creatures and was my swimming buddy. We even saw hundreds of amazing flamingos at East End of Anegada. Seeing them fly away to return to the same spot was magic.
So Many memories that are now captured in a USB!! Truly amazing! Thank you both for this terrific, relaxing and wonderful vacation. Until the next time, Kwa-Heri,

Martine & Chuck.
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