What our clients say...
you for your kind comments. We believe that you deserve the best
service we can provide. We want this to be your best vacation ever and
look forward to your return. -- Bob & Sheila
***** ***** ***** ***** *****
guys were great. We'll book through you again! I contacted several
booking companies and all of them weren't interested in a short and
inexpensive charter. You gave us 100% which means next year when we
bring the parents and family for a long and more expensive charter we
will give you the business.
& Jessica, Utah
I look forward to doing a sailing vacation of our anniversary too.
Thanks so much Sheila. You stood out above and beyond all the
other brokers I communicated with.
you very much for recommending Antillean. We are
We feel fortunate to have found you and followed your recommendation.
-- AC, New
advice from yourselves was very helpful and accurate and enabled us to
arrange the charter at short notice. Being able to ring you was really
useful. You beat your competition because you responded quickly and I
was able to talk to you and get started on the planning. The others
took days longer to respond by e-mail. You provided your advice without
too much push, leaving me to make the decisions and I appreciated that.
is the 4th time we have chartered with Paradise Connections and
everything went smoothly. I would recommend you to anyone. I
sure we will be taking another sailing vacation sometime in the next 2
Guys! Hard to believe it has been 2 months since our trip! We are all
still telling friends what a total blast it was. A totally unique
vacation experience! ... There are lots of choices available
be sure but we can't imagine having a better time! ... Thanks for all
your help in planning the trip. The whole process was easy. All we had
to do was show up at the marina and the rest was taken care of. How
great! Thanks for everything!
would HIGHLY recommend going thru Paradise Connections for your
charter. Bob and Sheila are so helpful with getting you set
with the right boat that fits YOUR needs. We have gone thru
the last 6 years, and we will continue to go thru them as long as we
charter boats. They really keep you informed during the process of
finding that right boat, helping with the right crew, making sure you
know all the costs up front, places you want to go and making
sure it’s YOUR dream vacation and they are very easy to work
with. Even though I have never met them I consider them good
friends.. You will love working with them… I have no doubt in
mind that you will have a great Charter and the best vacation
ever. My level of service/satisfaction if I had to rate it is
a scale from 1-10 would be a 20!!!! Have fun.
Dear Sheila & Bob,
Connections was very professional throughout the process of booking our
vacation. All of our questions were answered in a timely
and everything was handled professionally. I do thank you for
your services. Paradise Connections is an upstanding company
instilled us with the confidence to pull the trigger on our dream
vacation. The resulting vacation was fantastic.
as a group were very satisfied and impressed with the service you and
Bob provided. You were timely with all correspondence and responsive to
all our needs, right down to the trip cancellation insurance. The wives
felt very comfortable with the contact information you provided - it
was great. If we can save enough money to do this again, we would use
no one else except you and Bob. You guys were GREAT! We would also use
the Drumbeat crew and no one else!!
Liverpool, NY (Drumbeat)
... So all in all, a great trip - thanks for all your help
Bob & Sheila, in finding us the right charter!
-- Ben and
After-charter report from the Captain of s/v Saskianna:
asked "So how do you guys know Bob & Shelia," they said they'd
found you guys online but it was after they'd corresponded with several
other brokers. They decided to book with you because they felt you had
your fingers on the pulse, so to speak. They didn't elaborate on why
they didn't use the brokers they contacted prior to you other than to
say they didn't feel comfortable with them."
Dear Sheila & Bob,
we would like to thank you for your services at Paradise Connections.
We had contacted several charter companies, but you seemed genuinely
interested in meeting our needs and communicating with us. We are so
glad you did!
West Bloomfield, MI (Marolanga)
Connections did a great job of matching us with a correctly-sized boat
and working with our schedule. Bob and Sheila kept in touch regularly
and patiently explained the charter process. Follow-up questions were
promptly answered and they made sure we were well-informed.
Winterville, NC (Corus)
services were great. Helping us find Irie and finding a week they were
available that fit our schedule was the best thing that ever happened!
Also, your help with pre- and post- charter details such as taxis,
hotels, etc. was excellent. Email communications were prompt and clear
– you made it very efficient for me to organize the trip.
in every way. Friendly and professional, providing a perfect match of
boat, captain, and crew. Thanks for all of your help in making this
unforgettable trip happen.
Charlottesville, VA (Graunya)
Thank you for your help setting up the vacation. We'll make sure to
recommend you and use you for our next cruise.
I would recommend Paradise Connections to anyone.
Locust Valley, NY (Hanalei Bay)
was very impressed by the speed, personal touches, accuracy, and
sincerity when communicating with Bob and Sheila of Paradise
Connections. I felt like I was dealing with a most competent and
trusted friend, yet we had never met.
Mantua, OH (Island Skipper)
has been a real pleasure doing business with you. You made every step
very easy and you were always there to provide the information I was
Dallax, TX (Qwest)
want to thank you for working with me so closely to make this trip so
special to us. You have been wonderful, and you may of course use us as
Augusta, GA (Hanalei Bay)
How did you find the services offered by Paradise Connections ?
= Excellent. We did not have to worry about a thing.
Santa Barbara, CA (Barge Scottish Highlander)
Response from questionnaire:
there any further comments or suggestions you would like to make to
enable Paradise Connections, the yacht, or crew to better serve you and
other clients in the future?
I personally feel there is not a need
to and would not consider any other agency than Paradise Connections
for a future booking. I felt the service was professional/prompt and I
was likely a painful customer with too many questions; you definitely
earned my future business.
-- C.B., Acton, MA (Dream Catcher I)
Bob and Sheila,
for your help in chartering the Orion for our honeymoon. The experience
was better than we imagined. You were helpful in making the
arrangements and in working out the payment.... There is no end to the
nice things I can say about our vacation on the Orion. I would
recommend it to anyone for a honeymoon, or a romantic escape. Please
feel free to use my comments in recommending the Orion and Paradise
Connections to others.
Charlottesville, VA (Orion)
Dear Sheila & Bob,
as I've mentioned before, Paradise Connections was not the only broker
that we contacted when we were researching this vacation. Paradise
Connections was the only broker ( out of about four or five contacted )
that knew the Virgin Islands, and the charter fleet first hand. This is
an incredible advantage to anyone considering a charter, because Sheila
& Bob know the crews, the yachts, and which charter boat to
recommend based on the client's preferences. This knowledge coupled
with their immediate follow-up and attention to detail simply means
that there is not a reason to contact anyone else if you need
information regarding a charter in the Virgin Islands. I wasted my time
with other brokers that didn't know the area and weren't interested in
providing the level of service that Paradise Connections provides, and
I learned my lesson.
Richmond, VA (Island Skipper)
and Sheila: You were a real pleasure to deal with. I make most of my
decisions on things like this based on the kind of folks I am working
with. I felt from the beginning that I was getting a straight story
from you, and your follow-up was terrific. I'm sure I'll be working
with you again next year. Maybe we'll do a couple of days if available
so we can get out to the Baths... Thanks again for your "truth in
(Flame - daysail)
Your services were terrific. The video, pictures and close contact were
all key to making this trip hassle free and go off without a hitch. We
appreciated all the initial preparation you put into our vacation. If
we decide on a future yacht trip we will keep you and Bob in mind.
-- The Greens
did you find the services offered by Paradise Connections ? We were
very pleased. Quick turn-around for questions. Friendly, courteous and
patient throughout the process.
How did you find the services offered by Paradise Connections?
services were great in that you let us deal directly with Liz regarding
the details of the trip planning. Many travel agents won't permit such
Millets (Barge Emma)
services offered by Paradise Connections were excellent: very
responsive from the beginning; helped us find the best boat for the
best price, with the schedule flexibility that we required.
far this was one of the best vacations we ever went on. Paradise
Connections has been great and very helpful throughout the whole
process. I have forwarded your website to several people already who
would love to go on a similar vacation experience. Hopefully we will be
talking to you in the near future as we are definitely going on a
sailing adventure again
did you find the services offered by Paradise Connections ? My
communication was mainly through email with Sheila and she was "way
cool"! Helpful, informative, and always quick with her responses
Hastings (Hanalei Bay)
don't know how well you know Pat and Julie, but they were a perfect
match for us. You had the right boat and crew at the right
The financial transaction was well handled and I had no difficulty on
How did you find the services offered by Paradise Connections?
Excellent - they introduced us to our new friends!
You are outstanding! We never could have found the boat without your
Manahawkin NJ (Courvoisier)
You all were a pleasure to deal with, very helpful and informative.
Brandon MS (Delphina)
web page deserves much praise, since that is the first thing we saw
when researching yacht charters. Then we looked at others' web pages
and came back to yours. Also, Sheila was so quick to respond to my
frequent questions; that was very much appreciated! We're very glad to
have discovered the Delphina; we hope to visit her again! Yes, you
certainly may use us as a reference.
Albuquerque NM (Delphina)
trip was "off-the-charts" awesome. It had everything that we
looking for in a holiday. You guys were great to work with.
Thanks a bunch!
Moraga CA (Flame)
Your service was good, very easy and no problems. Thanks for your help.
Everyone had a great time.
Denver CO (Island Skipper)
did an excellent job of handling this for us and may use us as a
reference. Your web site is superior to almost all that I have seen.
Serverna Park MD (Rendezvous Cay)
beats seeing the Virgin Islands from aboard a beautiful sailing
vessel. Please use us as a reference. We cannot say
about the great quality of service we experienced from your company.
-- B.M., N.
Myrtle Beach SC (Wall Street)
the way Bob, I mentioned to you in my first call that I had contacted
other brokers, and I just wanted to let you know that none of them were
nearly as responsive as you and Sheila have been. I'm in
and I know the value of taking care of current and potential customers
and would like to thank you for your excellent service.
Richmond VA (Island Skipper)
and Bob, Thank you so much for you help. The boat looks so beautiful,
I'm keeping a copy of the picture just to "dream". I sent an e-mail
greeting directly to the birthday boy. Again, thanks for your extra
effort on our behalf.
-- R.R., Los
still talking about how FABOO our last Virgin Island adventure was so
it's time to plan something again this year only slightly different....
I'm thinking of renting a Villa and having a yacht docked
to be at our disposal.... Working with you
Falcon was such a pleasant, no worries, no problem experience I would
love for you to assist us with the renting of the Villa.
Paradise Valley AZ
Thank you again for another beautifully arranged week of fun and God
Paradise Valley AZ
Connections was a good place to view the different yachts available and
you were very helpful. We would definitely take another yacht vacation
in the future.
Salisbury, NC (Island Skipper)
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