Dear Bob and Lisa
This was our second booking with Our Delight and again had
a wonderful family vacation. Our first trip with Bob, Lisa
and Aphrah was in the Virgin Islands. A relaxing, laid back
vacation. This one in contrast was, by our design, an on -
the - go vacation, taking in sites, historic and otherwise
and seeing New York and New England from the comfort and vantage
of a private floating luxury hotel, Our Delight. Our two girls
enjoyed the activities on board which in part included fishing,
knee boarding and to their delight, jumping off the upper
deck of the boat into the relatively warm New England water.
As an added treat for us, Aphrah is our girls' age and having
someone to play with was an added benefit for us as parents.
The wonder of seeing these sites on a beautiful motor yacht,
coupled with the service, and the genuine warmth of the crew
made it a memorable vacation guaranteeing a return by our
family in the not too distant future.
George Pardos 8/02/02
Dear Bob and Lisa
We can't thank you enough for the wonderful time the entire
Flint family had on Our Delight. To begin with, the boat itself
is magnificent. Very comfortable, even for 11 people, very
clean and all the toys and amenities anyone would need to
enjoy the Caribbean. And speaking as an individual who never
thought cruising on anything other than a sailboat would me
pleasurable, you have converted us! Although I am not ready
to sell the Bristol!
I would also like to thank you for the flexible schedule
that we were able to work out together, and for introducing
veteran BVI sailors to new and beautiful anchorages. The sunset
on our final night could not have been more perfect. How did
you arrange that one? Last but not least, your crew was the
best! There was not a moment on the trip that we were not
taken care of, yet at the same time we clearly felt our privacy.
And the food.......better than we could have expected. Every
meal was wonderfully prepared and presented and was five star
quality. Thanks again for a great vacation and we look forward
to seeing you on the Chesapeake this summer and cruising with
you again next year.
Warmest regards to all.
" What an absolutely wonderful trip. Yesterday I was
telling a group of 10 business associates how wonderful our
spring break was. How enjoyable it was to be on Our Delight.
Not worrying about where to go, what to do, what to eat...
and not once being bored. Truly a wonderful vacation!"
John Knox, April 2002.
Thank you so much for arranging a fabulous family vacation
for us aboard the yacht "Our Delight". We had a
wonderful time cruising in the Leeward Islands with Bob, Lisa
and Aphrah. We visited St. Martin, St. Barts and Anguilla
islands during our fun filled week. It was one of the most
memorable vacations we have ever had. Our teenage son and
seven year old daughter enjoyed their time as much as my wife
and I did. It was great family time together.
We enjoyed scuba diving, snorkeling, beach time and especially
the gourmet food prepared by Lisa. Lisa, Bob and Aphrah were
the consummate hosts making us feel very relaxed and comfortable
aboard their yacht. Our time together was so pleasant that
by the end of the week we became good friends and look forward
to our next visit with them aboard "Our Delight".
Thank you once again for arranging such a perfect holiday.
Please feel free to use me as reference for both your company
and our experience aboard "Our Delight"."
Tom Monahan, March 2002
"We recently returned from a wonderful trip in the Virgin
Islands aboard "Our Delight". This was our first
trip to the Virgin Islands and we could not have picked a
better way to experience the area. Captain Bob was knowledgeable
of the Islands, great areas to sightsee, snorkel, and moor
for the evenings. His wife Lisa, the gourmet cook, Island
drink expert, and wonderful host kept us fed, refreshed and
happy. Their daughter, Aphrah provided support to mom in the
kitchen and dad as a deckhand. The fourth member of the crew
was Justin, who provided us with taxi service to the Islands
and snorkeling spots. He also was always available to help
us with whatever we needed. The great thing about all of them
was that they gave us our privacy, but were also available
when needed. "Our Delight" was a wonderful yacht
to call home during our week stay. The covered aft deck was
great place to enjoy our morning coffee, dine, and read. The
aft deck was complete with a fully stocked liquor cabinet
and a refrigerator full of beverages of our choosing. Many
evenings after dinner we would move up to the upper deck to
watch the stars and finish off the last glass of wine. Our
staterooms were spacious and air-conditioned. For those of
you who like hot showers and room to move around in the bathroom,
you will find the accommodation great. The snorkeling was
fantastic, the scenery was breathtaking, the water was warm,
and the hiking on the Islands was exhilarating.
Thanks to a great crew and accommodations we had a wonderful
trip and look forward to chartering "Our Delight"
for exploring other Islands in the future."
January 2002, Dave & Ann, Dan & Linda,
"We recently had the pleasure of spending Christmas
week aboard "Our Delight", touring the Virgin Islands.
This was our first experience with a motor yacht charter and
it was the most relaxing vacation week we have ever had! Prior
to our arrival on the boat, Bob and Lisa communicated with
us to discuss our likes, priorities, menus and itinerary.
They were open to our suggestions and willing to accommodate
our needs, such as meeting up with friends, and even inviting
our friends and their FIVE children on board for dinner! Every
day was spent motoring to another beautiful beach while kayaking,
water skiing and snorkeling were always available to anyone
who was interested. Lisa greeted us each morning with a delicious
pot of brewed coffee, and managed to serve a cooked breakfast
to 8 people who arose at different times of the morning. All
of the meals were healthy, delicious and fresh, with a wide
variety of foods served. Cocktails and wine were available
whenever the mood struck. Bob and Lisa were able to balance
making you feel comfortable on their boat, getting to know
one another and yet allowing you your privacy. Their daughter,
Aphrah was charming and friendly, but not the least bit intrusive.
A week on the boat brought us all down a few notches, and
we left feeling relaxed and rested. There were none of the
hassles normally associated with traveling, and the service
could not have been more accommodating. Highly recommended!
"Dear Lisa & Bob:
We are still thinking of our wonderful week with you and Aphrah.
As our weather gets colder those warm days seem even better!
Thanks again for a great time."
Pat Cappalonga, November 2001.
"We recently enjoyed a three-week charter
on the yacht "Our Delight". Our itinerary was the
British and American Virgin Islands as well as French and
Dutch St. Martin and St. Barts. It was truly a trip to remember.
Captain Bob is skillful and easy to be with. He assisted us
in deciding each day's cruising to interesting Islands and
beautiful beaches. He was helpful, accommodating the various
desires of our children and grandchildren, who met us in two
groups. Lisa, Bob's wife, mate and a skilled gourmet cook,
treated us like royalty, anticipating our needs. Her warmth
and friendliness made us feel like family. The couple's six-year-old
daughter, Aphrah, was a good companion for our younger grandchildren.
She is a great mate for Lisa and Bob, helping us all with
kayaking, snorkeling, water skiing and tubing - Our Delight
carries all the toys. The third mate for our charter was Stacey,
a friendly and helpful choice. The week we had alone was memorable,
re-visiting St. Barts and other Islands where we had spent
many happy holidays. We enjoyed a lovely "second honeymoon"
relaxing and waited upon by a crew of three plus Aphrah. All
were careful to give us privacy as well. "Our Delight
" offers luxurious accommodations. A lovely large master
stateroom plus two smaller each with private bath, TV and
tape VCR for guests to enjoy the extensive video collection
aboard. The salon, aft deck and upper deck are spacious, well
appointed, and have a great sound system for music. We look
forward to a repeat cruise to different destinations sometime
soon. Our children and grandchildren are ready too. We all
agree "Our Delight" is delightful!"
Esther and Harry Shapiro,
Longboat Key, Fl.
"Dear Bob, Lisa, Aphrah, and Gail
Thank you for a great trip. Tess and I really enjoyed the
superb hospitality you showed us during our trip from the
West Indies thru St Barts and on to St Marten. We especially
liked our stay at St Barts with all the neat shops, and the
excellent scuba diving. However, Orient Beach was a show-stopper,
if I ever saw one. Thank you Lisa for the wonderful food.
Bob, your suggestions on where to go were great. Gail, thank
you for all the details that you took care of, and Aphrah,
thank you "for just being you." When we decide to
go on another trip to the Caribbean, we will be in touch.
In the meantime, I will send all my friends to you for an
experience of a lifetime."
Joe Stephens and Tess Taylor
Houston, Tx 77024
"Dear Bob and Lisa,
Well here we are in sunny Bermuda, temperature around 55
degrees F and missing our one week on board the good ship
"Our Delight"... we wanted you to know that our
week with you was and will always be one of those special
moments in our lives. The ambiance, food and camaraderie was
very, very special.
We also reiterate that Aphrah was very special to our holiday.
She was exceptional. As we mused about on the trip, someday,
somewhere, she will go down in the annals of the yachting
world as 'one of a kind' . I will always remember watching
her step off the boat in St. Barts and very professionally
help the huge 110 foot Broward moor next door as if she had
been born there. The look on the Captain's face as she smoothly
handled the lines was just so amazing. You, two, are very
lucky. We immediately went home and talked to our grandson,
Mitchell, to inspire him to greater nautical heights.
Lisa, the way you just popped out the meals as if they were
produced in a five star restaurant amazed us every day. We
just relish in the culinary things we have learned like pesto
in the olive oil. So healthy, so with it! Kevin and Adrian,
you too, were so accommodating and so natural. We want to
say a big thank you.... especially for the pesto...
And Bob, you are a master. Its because of the very professional
and competent manner in which you handled the boat that Kim
and I are now looking around to purchase our own boat hopefully
to partake and enjoy the love of the sea you seem to have.
Talk to me about dates in the summer....
Love to you both"
Kim and Ward
February 1, 2001
"Dear Lisa, Bob and Aphrah:
Our trip this last month aboard Our Delight was a total pleasure.
It allowed me to spend time with my kids and my wife that
at times is hard to find. Lisa's cooking has prompted Cathy
to consider a cooking course. (I will be the beneficiary of
the trip beyond our stay!)
Our daughters enjoyed the time they had with Aphrah and it
made for an even more relaxing trip for us. We appreciated
the holiday decorations; made us all feel more in the holiday
spirit. Bob, your encouraging me to dive the Rhone has re-kindled
my interest in diving.
Your crew, Kevin and Adrienne were very attentive and courteous.
We all enjoyed learning how to knee board! In short , our
time on Our Delight was the BEST family vacation we had in
a long time!!"
The Pardos family. Christmas 2000.
"I can't believe that our week on Our Delight has come
and gone so quickly. It is rare when expectations for a trip
or experience are so far exceeded. Our Delight is, of course,
classic, comfortable, and wonderful as advertised. She is
exactly the type of yacht we were looking for, and the perfect
boat for our adventure to eight islands in seven days. This
of course does not include those special hideaway spots that
big boats aren't supposed to get into! The true bonus for
us was the atmosphere aboard Our Delight. This is your home
and together with Aphrah we have never felt more welcome.
Your willingness to do anything, go anywhere sets you apart.
It seemed like the only times we had off were to gather on
the fantail and enjoy Lisa's extraordinary meals. Sylvia and
I look forward to being aboard again. Thank you for the trip
of a lifetime."
Frank A. Kissel, Dec.2000
Thank you so much for sending me your recipe. I havent
had a chance to try it yet but I will as soon as I purchase
a pressure cooker----we had such a great time on the boat,
we are still having a hard time adjusting after our vacation.
I am sending you one of our Junior League Cookbooks. I hope
you will find some good recipes in itits also
a pretty book, I think. Also, I have put in a gift for Aphrah.
She can entertain herself with it. I know she like to draw.
Richard & I are going to St. Barts in February, so we
are looking forward to that. Thank you and everyone for making
our trip special.
Dathel Georges, May 4, 1999
Dear Lisa and Bob,
We have not stopped talking about the time we had on OUR
DELIGHT. It was such a pleasure to be aboard a boat with such
a welcoming crew. Lisa, your meals were out of this world.
I still would like the grain salad recipe. You and Bob were
so accommodating to a rather hard-to-please group. We really
appreciate your patience. As a whole, the trip to the BVIs
was truly a blast, we could not have enjoyed it without a
team like you and Dianna and of course, Aphrah. Please say
"hello" to her. We all miss having chocolate on
our pillows at night
We will just have to come back!
Thank you again for your hospitality, we love it!