What our guests are saying
We had the most extraordinary experience on board the Bonnie Lynn, hands down the most beautiful sailboat on the sea!! Captains Hannah and Erick are remarkably gifted and competent sailors, chefs, adventurers, trip planners, fun makers and hosts and they have given great consideration to every aspect of being on board. Our eyes and tummies were treated to a veritable feast….delicious, imaginative, creative and gourmet meals, tailored to our preferences, and beautifully presented. Hannah baked scrumptious treats daily from homemade bagels,/bread/muffins to sumptuous dessert treats. Every day we were presented with a host of options of excursions, snorkeling (Erick is an excellent instructor), beach time, exploring or just relaxing on board with a good book. They were wonderful teachers and we could get involved in the sailing process or just chill and watch the magic of setting a schooner on course. The visual experience is off the chart: in all our travels, we have never seen more stunning water in every shade of blue, magnificent sun rises and sun sets, giant moonrises in velvet skies with sparkling stars. Most of our experiences could only be accessed from the water so chartering the Bonnie Lynn gave us entree to natural wonders. One day was more magical than the next and we couldn’t be more thankful to Hannah, Erick and the Bonnie Lynn for joy they provided. IF YOU LOVE THE WATER, DO NOT MISS THIS EXPERIENCE!!!
-Nikki (Jan 2024)
Hannah and Capt Erick were incredibly professional. My husband and I were very pleased with their handling of literally everything for our 50th anniversary trip to the Exumas. They were extremely competent and in a situation where we gave them responsibility for our safety and well being, we trusted them completely.
The pre trip communication was awesome. I knew what to expect and the accommodation of my needs (and knees) was great. Hannah and Erick learned about us sufficiently to plan a trip that we never could have done on our own, at this stage of our lives.
Flying into Staniel Key was reasonably easy logistics wise. Our anchorages in the Exumas were beautiful and well selected.Accommodations aboard were comfortable and spacious.
The pace of the trip was great. We didn’t feel pushed, but Erick and Hannah seemed to get it all in, because we did want to do it all. Erick taught me to snorkel; we kayaked; we had a lovely picnic on the beach and champagne with iguanas. We explored the islands and we relaxed. They were wonderful planners.
What can we say about the food except that it was amazing. The conch, the grouper fingers, the lobster, the mahi-mahi. The coconut macaroons were fantastic as was the coconut cream pudding. All suited to my gluten free dairy free pescatarian diet. Wonderful breakfasts. The quality and quantity were a 7, not a 5. I’ll look at my pictures and remember all the delights! Sadly, my pictures wouldn’t upload for this review.
Thank you for a wonderful 50th anniversary trip!
-Vera (April 2023)
Five stars on all of the above!!! You both have such a natural way with people. I felt cared for and your experience and knowledge of the area really made an impact on our overall experience You had a nice way of being "there" and engaging yet also giving us space to be quiet and enjoy the surroundings
-Catherine (March 2023)
This was our first trip to the Exumas and we had a simply marvelous time. Erick and Hannah were so generous with their time and were never too busy to answer our questions or to explain procedures in detail. They were very knowledgeable regarding the history, culture and natural history of this area and particularly the marine life. Erick is a very experienced diver and we felt perfectly comfortable with his supervision of our snorkeling adventures. Lots of activities to choose from be it in or on the water or exploring the many small islands available. Did I mention the food was outstanding? I doubt there is another charter boat out there that serves fresh sourdough bread right from the galley. In short, a wonderful trip with exceptional crew.
-Paul (March 2023)
Fantastic week. When the kids cry because it's time to leave, you know the charter was good. The taste and variety of food was most impressive. Thank you Erick and Hannah.
-David (March 2023)
Our 6 day voyage in the Exumas with Hannah and Erick was truly exceptional. They are friendly, knowledgeable, competent and terrific chefs. The Exumas offer many opportunities to sail, snorkel, swim, kayak, fish, walk and just goof off. Erick and Hannah made sure we had ample opportunities to do all of the above. A great trip for adventurous travelers or families.
-Bob (March 2023)