Hi Shari and Ian and the rest of the Gang,
I am writing to let you know how much we enjoyed the charter experience with you. Belle Serena was in top shape and very well equipped for our cruise in the gulf islands. I have chartered quite a few boats in the past s and must say that this one was the best shape I have ever seen a charter boat in! Kudos for a great job.
Well – and then there are the cruising grounds which are such a difference to the Caribbean, Med or Dutch coasts I have sailed in the past. Thanks Ian for the excellent briefing and valuable tips.
For those who might read this and have not chartered with Nanaimo Yacht Charters, they do not just show you the boat and go through the equipment list and off you go – they actually spend an hour or two to go through your planned cruise outline, something I have never experienced before.
I am sure one of the reasons why the boats are in good shape and return that way. We did a modified version of the proposed 1 week Gulf Islands Itinerary. Skipped the very south, went around Prevost Island and stayed in James Bay – lovely spot. Water is warm enough for swimming and a bit cleaner than Pirates Cove we visited later and which is fabulous for a hike, just like Ian said.
Thanks again, Jochen and the other 9 members of the Koenig family USA and Germany – August 2009, “Belle Serena”