In July 2017 your Dp hosts took a group on our first ever charter Live Aboard yacht cruise in the Bahamas. We received lots of questions in regards to how we enjoyed our week in the Bahamas in the Exumas Cays Islands aboard the Aqua Cat. In summary, one of the best vacations we have ever taken with a lifestyle group. It was not all party party, it was not all lazy days, it was do what you want at your own pace in a very beautiful part of the world. We had the opportunity to do do 26 dives during our week. But not all of us dived and not all of us wanted to dive that much. One couple did all 26 dives and the rest of us kinda went with the flow of the day. Personally we did 6 out of 26 dives, we snorkeled for 3 hours one day and 4 hours another day. We layed down down on white sandy beautiful beaches with a cooler of beer, rum punch and a few bottles of vodka. We free dived and speared lion fish and lobster and had the boats gourmet chef fix us ceviche and sushi with our fresh seafood. We created our own disco on the top deck and mix and mingled all night long. We saw beautiful sunsets, rubbed elbows at a island bar with some of the whose who in the caribbean. We made life long friendships, great memories and it was one of the most surprising vacations we have ever taken anywhere. Would we go again? Yes in a heartbeat as the expereinces are so hard to explain that all the photos and video we took we hope will do the explaining for us. We became like family with the boats crew, drank together at night and partied one night together at Atlantis.
Here is a review from a couple who did the trip with us. They put it best. Hope you enjoy their review.
I wanted to take the time to let you know how amazing the crew of Aquacat is & send a very heartfelt thank you! My husband and I spent the week July 29-Aug 5th on the Aquacat and the Desirous Party Group. Being that our group had several request that threw them off their routine, the crew stepped up to fulfill them all while making everyone feel comfortable and like family. It was very clear that they work very hard to make sure we have a good time.
Captain Des listened to our entire request, communicated them to his crew and went above and beyond to make sure our trip was what we wanted. He got up early to get us to our fun destinations, he watched the weather and the currents and made sure that we were able to dive, do and see everything we wanted to, all while looking after the safety of everyone.
The Dive Deck Crew, Virginia, Adam, Josh & Gustavo were Amazing. Virginia’s love of the Ocean and desire to make sure we had fun shined though every moment of the day. Also an amazing drink fairy! Making sure that this picky drinkers’ drink mix was always ready when I was! Adam & Josh kept us entertained with their humor, and both captured some great moments though video and pictures, Gustavo was so patient to encourage Caitlin to embrace her desire to dive and teach her. They all encouraged us to dive these amazing dive sites, informing us what we would see and expect on the upcoming dives. Always making us feel comfortable with what we were jumping into! They took the time to point out unique underwater opportunities, and always made sure we had help when we needed it, and make sure we were having fun!
Kelly, Lindsey- Oh my goodness the food. Always prepared on time, served with a smile and oh so good! The daily menu was amazing, giving us options and flavor! The fruit and muffins after our dives hit the spot and the special cakes and desserts that they prepared for all of our celebrations were amazing. (Especially our anniversary cake with all the yummy-berry goodness inside)
Yari- such a sweetheart. Our room was well taken care of and freshened up nicely upon our return in the mornings. I could tell she took pride to keep the Aqua cat in tiptop shape. Even after our many evening drinks, and leaving things out of place the night before. We also appreciated the extra little things Yari did for us to make our stay more comfortable!
Charles, making sure everything was running smoothly and fixing things quickly and effortless, and always smiling.
Lastly, our mighty Seadog Captain Jason, We kept him hopping and he did it with encouragement and happiness. Our Seadog adventures will be some of our best memories. No matter what we requested, Jason was happy to make sure we experienced it, even when our group was going in two or three different directions and he had to hop a little more! We could tell Des and Jason worked closely together to make sure things were effortless for us.
Special thanks to all involved in our anniversary celebration day, from our decorated our room, chocolate covered treats, Yummy cake and many words of congratulations throughout the day for our anniversary!!!! Definitely, the best anniversary surprise from a crew we have ever had!
We consider ourselves well-traveled, and know you have to love what you do and people to be in the hospitality business. This crew loves what they do, and really want their clients to have an amazing time. We felt like they were all family when we left and already miss all of them. Thank you for providing such an amazing opportunity for us to see so much with such and amazing crew of people.