Horizon Yacht Charters Reviews
At Horizon, we aim to provide the best possible service available when you charter in the Caribbean. The latest Horizon Yacht Charters reviews reflect this in spades.
Many larger companies cannot match the level of customer service and personal attention that you will receive from us at Horizon Yacht Charters. Meticulously maintained yachts, one-on-one boat and chart briefings by our friendly and knowledgeable staff ensure a great sailing vacation and good value for money too.
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Here’s a selection of what our valued guests have said about us in their latest Horizon Yacht charters testimonials:
Darrel Hearne, BVI, February 2021 — Nautitech Fly 46 (2020) 'Luna'
A while back, some friends and I got to spend a week onboard the good ship Luna, a 46’ Nautitech catamaran, one of the boats in the Horizon Yacht Charters fleet. The experience was overwhelmingly positive, and I thought it fit to share my review of the boat, company and charter experience.
First, a bit about me – I have been operating charter vessels in the BVI for the past fifteen years, and spent several years working as a bareboat skipper – you hire a boat and you hire a captain. Suffice to say that I have chartered a multitude of different boats in the BVI, from many different charter companies.
My week onboard Luna was slightly different; it was myself and some good friends, just vacationing, so not a working week for me. Having been on board many bareboat charters in the past, my expectations were low. Bareboats tend to get a bit beaten up and look a bit tatty early on, in my experience – the result of credit card captains not taking the proper care of them, or the management company trying to cut corners in the maintenance. To say that I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. The boat was pristine. Spotless inside and out, and none of the usual bareboat nicks and scratches I’ve come to expect. Understand that I run a high-end luxury crewed charter yacht these days, so I have high standards. I couldn’t find fault. At all. The cushions were immaculate. The towels and bedding new and lacked the usual bareboat mystery stains. The boat was impeccably maintained.
In addition, the boat was equipped way better than any other bareboat I have ever been on. Properly stocked with a good assortment of pots and pans, plates, glasses, cutlery etc – enough to actually cook a real meal, should you so desire. I’m used to a warped pan and maybe a broken spatula on board, but the owners of this boat had spared no expense and kitted her out properly. Fridge and freezer space galore – way more than we needed for the week. An ice maker on board, as well as (if you can believe it) a water maker. Oh, the luxury of hot uninterrupted showers. A/c was ice cold throughout.
Then I got to take her out and put her through her paces. I’d never sailed a Nautitech before – this version is the 46’ flybridge, featuring powered roller-furling in-mast mainsail, with a self-tacking jib. Fully rigged for solo sailing, this boat was an absolute joy to sail. Every line runs straight to the flybridge helm station, and I single-handed the sailing side of things the whole week. Easily. The self-tacking jib was an absolute eye-opener. Honestly, couldn’t be easier. As for electronics and nav equipment, she has everything you could possibly want onboard. Full disclosure here: she’s not a fast boat. She’s built for comfort and ease of use. The roller-furling main means no battens in the mainsail, and the self-tacking jib makes for a somewhat baggy bottom profile. This is not the boat to take racing. If you want to drift along in ease and comfort, though – I highly recommend it.
All in all, I give her a solid five-star rating, with two additional thumbs up. Great boat.
As for my dealings with Horizon Charter Yachts, all I can say is that they were extremely professional and competent. Definitely my best experience ever with a bareboat company. Emails were quickly replied to, information was given clearly and their manner was friendly and courteous throughout. Here again, I cannot find fault at all.
All in all, a great week on a great boat, from a great company. My sincerest thanks. We’ll be back for sure.
Alex and Matt Fuller, 12-19 December 2020 — Bavaria 40 LE (2013) 'Transitions'
Horizon has been very accommodating, even as our travel plans changed. The office staff in both Grenada and St Vincent went above and beyond to make our trip perfect. Brian was an excellent teacher and skipper
Satisfied Client, 17th-24th November 2020 — Wave 58 (2016) 'Santa Ana'
I highly recommend Horizon Yacht Charters for planning a crewed charter in the Caribbean. Despite obstacles faced from COVID-19, they worked with us to find a way to make our charter happen. We were supposed to sail around the BVI in May, but with the Island closed, HYC came up with a plan to sail around the USVI in November instead. Our yacht was the Santa Ana and our Captain and Chef , Jacek and Maya, were a great fit for our group of 8. They spent time getting to know us and Jacek planned a route to fit our wants of beach bars, snorkeling and shopping. Maya’s food was delicious and so colorful. The presentation was made with great care and everything looked as good as it tasted! HYC’s detail and follow through helped us to navigate covid protocol for entry into St. Thomas. Thank you Kayleigh and HYC for providing outstanding service to make our charter a truly memorable experience!
Bud Ris, 18/03/20 — Leopard 46 (2010) 'Marine Venus'
Gregg and Laura, were absolutely the best! Very capable and very wonderful people. With all the worries about the virus back home, they made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The food was outstanding, well above out expectations! Gregg is a great Captain and a quite story teller! We learned a lot about the history of The Islands and all the colorful character who appear to be related to Gregg! Thank you!
Jay Matkins, 1-10/3/20 — Helia 44 Catamaran (2015) 'Libelle'
Excellent boat and friendly service at SVG and Grenada, wonderful job!
Mike & Cindy Koenders, 25FEB-2MAR — Bavaria 34 (2017) 'Maverick'
Just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed sailing with you and looking forward to next time!
Maria Viaznikova, 08/02/20 — Bavaria 40 LE (2013) 'Transitions'
We are very pleased to have Heiden as our Captain/Skipper. He is very knowledgeable, helpful. Answered all out questions, showed us many very interesting places, and he is very knowledgeable at history!
Phil Devillers, 19/02/20 — New Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 (2020) 'Batamaran'
Excellent charter, we loved the Batamaran and our experience with Horizon. Far exceeded expectations set by other charter companies!
David Rogers, January 23rd 2020 — Sun Odyssey 410 (2020) 'Tola Sunrise'
We would not hesitate to recommend Andrew and Sylvia and the great crew at each of their Caribbean locations for a terrific sailing holiday on a well-maintained yacht. We love the freedom of being in control of our own destiny on some of the most beautiful locations in the world, supported by experts who are intimately familiar with both the areas they charter and the yachts they offer.
Brett Cannon, December 28th 2019 - January 4th 2020 — Lagoon 42 (2018) 'Odin'
Booking was really easy and we appreciate being able to change boats a few months out. Great weather, winds could have been a little better – spent a lot of time motorsailing. Brian was great and doing the courses added a lot to the trip. Being able to get the cruising book shipped ahead of time was a big plus.