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Yacht Charter Sailing Holiday Guest Book

The following comments are extracts directly from our Yacht Charter Sailing Holiday Guest Book

April 22-29 2016 (Houston & Moscow)

Mikhail, Natalia, Marina and Sushi (4 yr old)

Great trip with a lot of memories. Plenty of food, fun, sun, sea water, rum punch, beer and great great great company. Captain and Chef was the best on board behind the wheel and under, next to the stove.

Our kid had great time on the boat and on a beach.  At his age (9yrs) he was brave and made a boat out of playdoe.  I think we will have a lot of night stories about boats.

Thanks and see you again..........


Think we all put on some weight after eating on Calliope and had to be careful going ashore in the dingy-heavyweights up front!!!!  Smiley face.

Merci viel mcl- Miar hans wirlili gnossa und fligen leidr bald in dia chalt Switz zruch. Es isch phanomenal gsi.... MjamMjam.


Es war eine mords gaudi holiday dank & food euch

und der alte Metman - Fredy


It was an honour and a pleasure to be on Fernando's boat. We had loads of fun. We'll wish for the delicious food, especially the pie and cake and of course the Rumpunch. We'll miss the laughter of Peter and Joseph.  We also will miss the lulling of the boat. Last but not least Manfred misses the Backgammon against Fernando. The best A-team of the World!!  We preferred always quality rather than quantity and we got it on this boat!

15-02-2015.  Claudia Sabine Sylvie, Bonhard.

Smiley face! Dear Fernando, dear Crew

We would like to thank you for such a beautiful sailing trip and the nice time on board. We did enjoy the journey very much, especially the great places and the rum punch, maybe we will come back to the Caribbean Sea just for a drink !  All the best for you nice guys. SMILEY FACE !

7 Feb 2015

Tim & Ayah Sills. South Walden Essex UK. Thank you for giving us a wonderful week and for choosing some lovely places to visit. The food was delicious too.

Tom and Jenny. South Walden Essex UK.  You have given us a great time visiting many lovely places- as for the delious food- it helped to make the holiday,

21.01.2015. Susanne Wyrwell & Geri Kestinon. Waiblingers. 

PARADISE-HEAVEN ON EARTH! UNFORGETTABLE DAYS.  You and your team made our holidays RUM PUNCH complete. Thank you very much for everything. Best holiday ever. We had lots of fun! All the best wishes to you!

Hauel Ackmed & Anett

Elle Tilch. Osnabruck.  Impressive sailing trip from Grenada to St.Lucia. The crew made it special! Thanks for all and best wishes immer eine hand brit wasser under dem kiel) ha ha. Elle

07/01/15.  UK & USA

Lawrence, Richard, Emma & Charlie.    WOW!  We loved it. From rum punch to massive waves, a little sea sickness, sun rash, missing dingy - we had a ball.  Cannot wait to come back.  The fabulous cocktail evenings were great fun.  Fernando- thanks for looking after us so well.  We will miss your hospitality.  Thanks. Bruv, Lena & Fernando and of course Geri for organising.  Planning for the next one already. THANK YOU

Much love  xxx xxxx

18th-25th Jan2014. St.Vincent to St.Vincent. Mark, Dan, Tom, John, Fred & Scott, Fort Wayne in, Naples Florida & Seattle WA.

Fernando, thank you for a great time. You & Cannis have taken care of us very well. Beautiful islands & seas, clear waters & turtles. Your cooking is wonderful - I think we'll take home a bunch of your cook books.

27th Dec 2013 - 3rd Jan 2014. BVI'S. Hal, Mary, Fran, Molly, Laied & Bridget Crosswell, Grenville SC USA.  Wonderful guides & friends, Fernando & Canice made a trip of a lifetime in the BVI, catering to our needs.  Arranging great snorkeling trips / great drinks & meals & wonderful starry nights.  What a wonderful end to 2013 & start to 2014

9th- 19th Nov.2013. Barbara, Anette, Christel, Sonja Keike & tour guide Shiba - all from different parts of Germany.

It was great fun & a really good experience sailing from Grenada to St.Lucia with the two really helpful, patient & always friendly guys Fernando & Joyeauxe who gave us an interesting impression of these beautiful islands, the friendly people & creole & mediterranean cuisine.  We were lucky being in such a harmonious group & leave with lots of good experiences

April 8th-12th.2013. Ann Hwans, Espy Schaefer.  Boston USA.  The dream of this trip was hatched over rum drinks on a cold Boston night - thanks for bringing the dream to life from turtles to shooting stars to copious amounts of rum and hot sauce, it was a memorable adventure !  Thanks for everything, we had a blast !

March 16th-25th 2013. Grenada to St.Lucia.  The holiday on Yacht Calliope of Arne was wonderful. We joined with another yacht and went together to see a sail boat building in Carriacou. Geri came with us. We also visited a turtle sanctuary in Bequia and swam from many white beaches. We enjoyed Fernando's cooking too.  Nussman, Magedanz and Schoerghafer. Germany.

18th 2.2013. Ingrid Burkavolt. Heusenstamm. DE. Thanks for a wonderful trip! I enjoyed it very much on this wonderful boat.

18.2.2013. Frank Graf & Christine  Glaasenapp.  Frankfurt Gerrmany.  We had a beautiful stay on your boat, enjoyed the meals, the crew, the trip, it was a very nice holiday in all!

9th -18th Feb.2013. Grenada to St.Lucia. We experienced many new things and Fernando's cooking was very good.  the swimming and snorkeling were very good also. We swam with turtles, saw dolphins and had a lot of fun.  Group from Germany.

1st - 7th Feb 2013.  Tim & Ayah Sills

Thank you for giving us a lovely week & choosing some lovely places to visit.  The food was delicious.

1st-7th Feb. Tom & Jenny. S Waldon Essex 

You have given us a great time - visiting many lovely places - As for the delicious food - it helped make the holiday.

31st Jan-7th Feb.2013. Grenadines.   Good weather, good food, good snorkeling and great hospitality from Geri. Saw iguanos in Tobago Cays.  Lovely trip, thank you. Sills group. UK.

6-10 Jan 2013.  Bequia to Union Island.  What an experience!There were big seas and high winds so we had to head for shelter a couple of times. However the sailing was exhilerating, Calliope is a fast yacht  and Fernando's cooking was beyond expectation.  James and Tourie, Barbados.

This was the best sailing holiday ever! having dolphins swim with us was a blast! Tobago Cays were enchanting. The sunsets were wonderful and Fernando's cooking was GREAT!  Thank you Geri and Fernando.  The Richmond Family. UK. August 2012

Thank you for sharing paradise with us. and adding your special touch of warmth and fun, Geri and not to mention the never to be forgotten shrimp creole, Fernando! Fabulous meals-gorgeous sunsets, a perfect anniversary 24.6.12. US.

Thank you for the experience of a lifetime.  The sailing was lovely, the food fabulous! We so enjoyed your company. King family UK, March 2012

Fantastic! We have been wanting to sail around the Grenadines for few years and after the wait it was every bit as good as hoped. Fun sailing, crystal clear waters and Fernando's cooking was superb. We also found some iguanas which the kids loved. Geri & Fernando - THANK YOU !  23.2.2012. Crawford Family, Berkshire UK.

We spent 7 wonderful days on Calliope. Geri a good skipper and Fernando a wonderful cook. Good weather - fine winds. Thank you to you all. 12.1.2012. Hans and Sonja, Vienna, Austria.


Thank you for the great time and nice trip. I had a lot of fun and it was very interesting to see how sailing is. It is a very nice and lovely place, so I will come back.  So now I can play backgammon and Fernando, next time I will catch you for sure!!  Ulricka Kreuch, East Germany. 28.11.2011

A super adventure with fantastic sailors accompanied by dolphins and exquisite meals! Thank you so much for making us feel comfortable and welcome. Hudson Family, NY June 2011.

Thank you both for the experience of a lifetime.   The sail was lovely, the food was fabulous! We so enjoyed your company. The King Family. Houston TX March 2012.

Amazing trip !  Everything was great, food, sailing, dolphins etc. I will definitely go back.  Thanks very much. Alan Darby Annapolis MD. 2.2011.

We really had a fantastic time. You have been very kind and made us feel at home. Food (and wine, a key factor for a french family!) was great and we were spoilt during the whole week. Add to that the fantastic clear warm water and island atmosphere, we are now fully relaxed to start the new year. London. 1.2011

Outstanding food  Great crew, great beach coving and amazing sailing. Thank you very much for a fantastic holiday. 12.2011

 A huge thank you to both of you for making our week such a fabulous experience. Wonderful meals, a flexible itinery and great company. What more could you want!  11.2011.

 A wonderful week in the Grenadines. Calliope was great with ample space. Captain Geri was lovely and quite a character. I think we had the best food in the Caribbean thanks to Chef Fernando. We saw a lot of islands in 7 days (perhaps our itinerary was a tad ambitious!).
April, 2011

SUPERB sailing experience. This is our second holiday on Calliope and it gets better. This time St.Lucia to Grenada for 10 days of fun and Fernando's wonderful cooking. February 2011.

2013.  Ann Hwans, Espey Shaefer. Boston USA.  

The dream of this trip was hatched over rum drinks on a cold Boston night- thanks for bringing the dream to life- from turtles to shooting stars and copious amounts of rum and hot sauce!! It was a memorable adventure.  Thanks for everything, we had a blast !

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