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AlizÉ 44.00ft/13.00m

From $12,000 pw
Sail Catamaran
Lagoon 2005
6 Guests
2 Crew
3 Cabin(s)
2 Queen(s)

Catamaran ALIZÉ is your best choice for tailor-made, memorable, all inclusive, Caribbean, US Virgin Islands and BVI, crewed charter yacht family sailing vacations; honeymoons, holidays, anniversaries, romantic getaways and share-sail trips with friends. Catamaran ALIZÉ: Modern, large, spacious, comfortable, bright and airy Lagoon 440 sailing Catamaran. Completely refitted in late 2019. Equipped with four fully air-conditioned cabins. Two queen and two double, with en-suite baths and showers. Also equipped with flybridge, forward cockpit, new generator, solar panels and large capacity water maker to give you a trouble free, stable, fast and comfortable Caribbean island hopping experience. A new large, fast, powerful dinghy for adventure and exploring and, of course, lots of water toys for fun, entertainment, comfort and relaxation at anchor. Ideal for two couples or families with kids .

Accommodation Details
Flybridge
Forward Cockpit
Non-Smoking Vessel
A/C runs from 5:30pm to 8:30am
Cruising Area of AlizÉ
Pref. Pick-up Nanny Cay (No STT for 2021/202
Other Pick-up Virgin Gorda
Summer Port BVI
Winter Port BVI


The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $12,000
High price: $16,000


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
Winter 2023 to 2024$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,000$16,000
Summer 2024$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,000$16,000
Winter 2024 to 2025$12,000$13,000$14,000$15,000$16,000

The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Contact us for exact pricing.

Yacht terms: Inclusive


Contact us for specific pricing for AlizÉ.

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Crew Number 2
Crew Smoke No
CAPTAIN
Captain Carlos Andrade
Nationality Venezuala
Speaks English and Spanish
License MCA 200 tonnes
CREW
Crew Maribel Ramirez
Nationality Spain/Venezuela
License RYA Power Level 2

Carlos and Maribel are a professional, multilingual Captain/Eng. and Chef/Mate team with many years of experience operating large power and sail yachts worldwide. From 2012 to 2017 they were owners/operators of the very successful and highly rated BVI crewed charter catamaran Sea Chateau. Now they are the proud owners/operators of another large and comfortable sailing catamaran: ALIZÉ.
Carlos was born in Michigan and grew up in Maryland sailing and fishing the waters of the Chesapeake. He holds an International Master of Yachts 200 ton. Ocean license and is also trained in marine firefighting, diesel mechanics, radar, radio communications and first aid. He is very conscious about your safety and the safety and maintenance of his vessel. His hobbies include, from being an avid sport fisherman to a passionate photographer and classic rock and jazz music enthusiast. Some of his guest also affirm that his mojitos are the best in the islands.
Besides being a professional Architect, Maribel is STCW certified, holds an RYA power boat level II license and is also a professionally trained Chef, graduated from the Gaga Culinary Institute under the guidance of French Master Chef Laureant Cantineaux and is also trained in Silver Service. Three years spent in Tuscany, Italy while supervising the construction of a Benetti 120 ft. mega yacht and her recent travels to Sicily, Sardinia and Croatia, have also given Maribel the opportunity of learning the traditional Mediterranean cooking techniques, native ingredients and well kept family secrets, all of which compliment her Spanish and Latin/Caribbean heritage to provide you with an exciting, delicious and beautifully presented culinary experience I every meal. With their experience, charm and passion for excellence; Carlos and Maribel will surely make your Caribbean sailing vacation the experience of a life time.

All of our meals are prepared with the emphasis on fresh. We take advantage of the ocean's bounty, the favorable spice trade, and check in with the 'coconut telegraph' to find the freshest ingredients for your dining pleasure. Your individual custom menu might include some of the following Caribbean culinary delights aboard Alizé. We guarantee you won't go hungry.


Sunday’s start out with eggs benedict smothered with homemade hollandaise sauce accompanied with a  variety of tropical fruit juices.


Monday’s marvel is grilled jumbo prawns with pineapple salsa, and a spinach, pine nut and avocado salad topped by an orange/sherry vinaigrette.


Tuesday's treats tease the taste buds with homemade breakfast pastries in the morning, and the day ends with a traditional barbecue, grilling up either the fresh-caught fish of the day, or a fine cut of imported meat. And of course, a delightful glass of red or white wine would be just the right thing to complete the evening's experience.


Wednesday’s unveil a spectacular lunchtime lobster salad, imminently satisfying and keeping with the theme, may encourage an afternoon's snorkel.


Thursday’s offer happy hour and appetizers after an island excursion complete with your choice of tropical drinks or Red Stripe beer, and an array of canapés, crudités, cheeses and dips. As Caribbean music wafts through the balmy air, the sun, seas and dinner is served al fresco on the bridge deck.


Friday's feature has an Asian flair, with tempura fondue and hibachi skewers of a variety of fish, meats and vegetables.


Saturday's sensation is waking up to the aroma of baking as it permeates the boat. It's up to you to decide: is it bread, pastries, or cookies? As you walk into the galley, you might see Chef Maribel stirring her mouth watering fudge. The day's labors could possibly become the evening's garlic bread, or tomorrow's French toast.

Above summary is just a sampling to get your juices flowing.
Custom menus and dishes are welcomed upon request.
We also cater to special diets of all kinds. Please let us know in advance.

 


Breakfast 

Breakfast is served with fruit juices, coffee, and a variety of teas. 


Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast: Vanilla cinnamon French toast accompanied
with powdered sugar, syrup, berries, and bacon.


Egg Scramble: Scrambled together with fresh seasonal veggies and melted
cheese served with toast and local jams.


Captain's Egg Burrito: Over easy eggs with sour cream, cheese, onions, tomatoes, and salsa (eggs can be served to your liking upon request).
Eggel: Bagel toasted then topped with cream cheese, onions, tomatoes, a poached egg, and salsa.

Tropical fruit platter: Served with yogurt, an assortment of cereals, fresh baked muffins, and local jams.



Lunch Main Courses

Caesar Salad Wrap:Tortilla stuffed with romaine lettuce, chicken, parmesan cheese and homemade Caesar dressing.


Fish Tacos: Fish of the day on top a flour tortilla, black beans, sour cream, tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños.


Deli Sandwiches: Choice of meat and cheese with all the fixin's on homemade ciabatta bread.


Pasta salad: Tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing with fresh veggies and chicken.


Turkey Cobb Salad: With bacon, romaine lettuce, blue cheese, tomatoes, onions, and choice of dressing.


Hot dogs: Served with Maribel's famous coleslaw and all the fixin's.
Shrimp Salad: Shrimp served atop shaved eggs, avocado, tomatoes, and crisp romaine lettuce.

 

Appetizers

Ahi Nachos: Wonton chips topped with mango salsa, and Ahi tuna.
Bruschetta: Fresh tomatoes tossed with red onions, basil, olive oil, and
balsamic vinegar served with crispy baguette slices.
Crab Cakes:Served on top a bed of lettuce then drizzled with a creamy, spicy sauce.
Smoked Gouda and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadillas: Tortillas filled with smoked gouda, onions, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Shrimp Tacos:Mini shrimp tacos with cabbage and tomatoes then drizzled with sour cream sauce.
Cheese Platter: Accompanied with olive tapenade and crackers.
Homemade Guacamole and Salsa with Chips.


Dinner Main Courses

Teriyaki and Brown Sugar Glazed Pork: Accompanied with rice and beans and homemade mango salsa.


Salmon Salad: Served on top of a deliciously fresh salad with raisins, avocado, tomatoes, roasted red bell peppers, onions, blue cheese, and
almonds tossed with raspberry balsamic vinaigrette.


Kebabs: Chicken and shrimp kebabs with fresh veggies served over white rice.


Lobster: Served with drawn butter, roasted veggies, and red pepper risotto.


Chicken Stir-fry: Stir-fried with fresh veggies served over white rice.

Fish Tostado: Fish of the day served over black beans, cabbage, and topped with pineapple salsa.


Jambalaya Pasta: With andouille sausage, shrimp, and a spicy Cajun marinara sauce.


Shrimp Scampi: Sautéed with butter and garlic then tossed with linguini pasta.


Rib-eye Steak: Barbecued steak lightly seasoned and served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies.


Seared Scallops: Served with parmesan risotto and roasted veggies.

 

Desserts

Assorted Ice Cream.
Apple Crisp.
Brownies a la mode.
Strawberry Shortcake.
Key Lime Pie.
Cheesecake.

 

Length 44 Feet
Beam 25 Feet
Draft 4.25 Feet
Built 2005
Refit 2020
A/C Full
A/C Night Yes
Hammock Yes
Deckshower Yes
Bimini Top Yes
Sailing Instructions No
Nude Charters Inq
Hairdryer Yes
Num Hatch No
Guest Smoke Sterns
Children Allowed Yes
Min Child Age Water Safe. Open to all ages.
Inverter Yes. 2Kw.
Voltages 110v & 12v
Water Maker Yes. High
Water Capacity 300 gals
Ice Maker Yes
Internet Access Onboard WIFI
Generator 9Kw
Turnaround 48
Engines Yanmar engines Onan generator - 9Kw
Accommodations
Guests 6
Cabins 3
Crew 2
Queen 2
Double 1
Showers 3
Wash Basins 3
Heads 3
Electric Heads 3
ENTERTAINMENT
Salon Tv/Dvd Yes
Salon Stereo Yes
iPod/Device Hookups Yes
DVDs Library
CDs Library
Board Games Yes
CUISINE
Din-in 6
Special Diets Inq
Kosher Inq
BBQ Yes
WATER SPORTS
Dinghy (Feet) New 12 ft ZAR
Dinghy Hp 25
Dinghy Pax 6
Snorkel Gear Yes
Floating Mats Yes
Standup Paddle Yes
Swim Platforms 2
Boarding Ladder Stern
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Gear Type Trolling, Spinning and Bottom
Fishing Rods 2
Under Water Cam Yes
Under Water Video Yes
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis Yes
Jet Sky No
2-Man Kayak 1
Other Toys
Sub Wing
SCUBA DIVING
Scuba Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air Compressor Not Onboard

Mid-February, 2024, guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:

Dear Carlos and Maribel,
Thank you for having us onboard ALIZE. We are grateful we had the opportunity to do our first catamaran family trip with you on the ALIZE. Your kindness, honest advice and the experience you showed us will forever be a big part of our memories. (Especially Carolyne's) This is probably more educational than one week of school, and memorable... Priceless!
Thank you for sharing your home with us, and for feeding us amazing food from a great chef!
The Quane Family

February, 2024, guests, a group of ladies that were celebrating the 50th. birthday of one of them aboard the Lagoon 44 cat ALIZÉ, said:

Maribel and Carlos,
Your hospitality has been amazing!!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us, it has been epic!
Carlos's wisdom, history, and experience added much richness to this trip.
Maribel's culinary richness was such a gift to all of us worn out mammas! Just spectacular!
Thank you and praying many blessings to you both!"
"Words cannot express how thankful we are! You are a five star operation!
Our girls trip was better because of the accomodations, the delicious food, the pre-planning so we could make the most of every day, your knowledge of the boat and the weather conditions and the special party drinks too!"
"Your immaculate boat, smooth rides and delicious meals made this trip extra special!"
Amy, Julianne, Glenna, Rosanna and Sharla

Early February, 2024, guests on ALIZÉ wrote:

Dearest Carlos and Maribel:
This past week has been the realization of a lifelong dream. Thank you very much for that! Little did we know that our trip would include a world class Captain and Chef... more importantly, a world class couple. Thank you for sheperding us safely through our adventure. We can't wait to do it again!
Love
Anna and Jeff
Georgia

Maribel and Carlos,
Someone once said sailing is not just about the destination, but the journey and adventure along the way.
You have made a dream come true for Pete and I. You opened your home to us and captured our hearts!
Open seas, Carlos, you navigated daily to keep us comfortable and Maribel, your cooking is an extension of your soul and we are all beneficiaries! It was a delightful ride and we are richer knowing you both!
Open seas, Carlos, you navigated daily to keep us comfortable and Maribel, your cooking is an extension of your soul and we are all beneficiaries! It was a delightful ride and we are richer knowing you both!
Thanks just doesn't even cover the wonders of this week!
We will see you again!
Love
Susan and Pete
Georgia

Mi-January, 2024, guests aboard ALIZÉ said:

Carlos and Maribel,
Once we boarded the ALIZE, after our two day delay, a wonderful adventure unfolded. Thank you both for sharing your talents with us. Fondly,
Jesse and Sandy

Dear Maribel and Carlos,
Thank you for making my 70th birthday special. We could write a novel about our culinary experiences. We loved hearing your adventures from around the world. Until we meet again,
Cathy and Bill

An early January, 2024, family who chartered ALIZÉ in the BVI

Dear Carlos and Maribel,
Where do we start? Our family normally goes on cruises., but this year we wanted to try something interesting, unique and WOW! We are so glad we did!
From Carlos's exceptional sailing expertise, knowing the BEST snorkeling spots, hiking trails, island restaurants and for recommending the sweetest tour lady named "Patsy".
And Maribel, your food all week was so amazing and scrumptious! We know you attended cooking school and enjoy cooking, but also think you were born with a lot of culinary skills, too. Thank you for baking Brad a birthday cake! Candles and all. So thoughtful of you!
We all had the most memorable vacation because of you both and really appreciate your help with that. Our boys had tons of fun knee-boarding and so did their 54 year old dad! LOL
We will certainly miss you both and our lovely conversations during the day.
Thank you so very much!
Brad, Julia, Kyan, Kendrick, and Kade

The New Years guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ said:

Carlos and Maribel,
We could not imagine a better way to end the year and begin a new one. Your home is amazing and thank you so much for welcoming us into it.
Best memories:
Choosing cabins in Nanny Cay.
1st scuba diving ever for the boys in Norman island.
Revisiting where we got engaged on Jost Van Dyke.
The pool, mostly the slide, in Scrub Island.
Sailing to the Bitter End on New Year's Eve.
Exploring the Caves and the Baths on Virgin Gorda.
Playing on the beach, in Cooper.
Kneeboarding in Peter.
Best quote of the week: "My stomach will never forget Maribel!"
Henry
Really too many memories to write them all.
Thank you for your love and hospitality.
Georgeann, Steve, Henry and George
Virginia

Christmas week 2023 guests aboard ALIZÉ said:

Carlos and Maribel,
Thank you so much for an amazing week. Even better than we imagined. Such a blessing to spend time with our young adult children. Thank you for making it such a special week. You are both amazing. Love.
Micki

"We had an amazing week and are so grateful for the opportunity!"
Carlos, you are an amazing Captain that is full of knowledge. Maribel, you are a great first mate! Thank you for a wonderful week!
Tim

Carlos and Maribel,
You guys are so awesome and I can't thank you enough for this vacation. Maribel, you make the best food ever, while somehow doing everything else. Carlos, you're the man!...and I know how hard you always work. You guys both ROCK! Good luck in your future and everything you do. Love.
Casey

Carlos and Maribel,
Thank you so much for enabling us to have such a wonderful and relaxing family vacation. I have really enjoyed spending time with both of you on the awesome Alize. This has been the most relaxing vacation I've had in a long time, or ever., and I have both of you to thank for that.
Happy Holidays and good luck with the rest of your travels!
Cami

Carlos and Maribel,
Thank you so much for an unforgettable week! It was an amazing experience that I will never forget.
Carter

Early July, 2023, charter guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:

Carlos & Maribel,
No words are suffice to describe the amazing time, phenomenal food, magnificent views, turquoise waters and incredible adventures we had with you on the beautiful ALIZE!!
You both taught us so much about these truly awesome British Virgin Islands and all they hold! We absolutely cannot wait to return! Every moment awake was gazing at the beauty and the star gazing at night was spectacular as well! Carlos, your knowledge of sailing and making sure we got the most of everything we did was so greatly appreciated! Maribel, your meals were , each and every one, so delightful and so beautiful as well! You work so hard to create mouth watering foods and desserts and you will never know how much it truly meant! Thank you both for a trip of a lifetime!

Jim and Jen
Mike and Tracey
Texas

Late June, 2023, guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:

Carlos and Maribel,
Thank you for opening your lovely home to us to truly enjoy the BVI. This was the perfect first sail and we cannot wait to return. Maribel, your food is absolutely amazing and Carlos, you made sure to find us the perfect itinerary. Again, thank you so much for your hospitality.
Tom and Andrea
St. Pete

Mid-June, 2023 guests aboard ALIZÉ said:

Dear Maribel and Carlos:
Thank you for making all our wishes come true-and then some!-on our glorious 4th. sail with you two!
From the idyllic snorkeling spots teeming with plant and animal life to the great mix of shore excursions, you made this sail spectacular!
And Maribel's gourmet meals were all so yummy, beautifully plated and were a treat into themselves!
Your attention to detail is so impressive, making sure that all guests have the best possible experience!
We are so blessed not only to have the BEST captain and chef team in the BVI, but also to call you friends!
Love you guys!
Anne
Maribel and Carlos,
What a glorious ten days of sailing with you. Everything was perfect. The food was outstanding! All your recommendations for snorkeling and day trips were fabulous.
Best wishes for a restful "off season".
Love,
Nancy
Maribel and Carlos,
Thank both of you for showing us more amazing adventures from the Sea. We will always cherish these Caribbean gifts from the Sea.
Love,
Colleen

Early June, 2023 guests in the BVI aboard ALIZÉ wrote:

Carlos & Maribel,
Again, words cannot express what a trip this was!
You two are amazing and you make everything perfect and make it seam so easy!! We had the best time and appreciate all you did for us! The meals were out of this world!
Thanks so much!! We love the Alize!!
Randy and Dianne
Riverside

Carlos & Maribel,
Thank you for a spectacular week onboard the Alize!!
Every day was special! Maribel's cooking is the best in the world! We enjoyed getting to know you both so much!
Richard and Lana
Norfolk

End of May Charter Guests Said:

"Carlos and Maribel,
Words cannot describe the experience we had aboard ALIZE.
Thak you both so much for making your home feel like ours. The memories and friendship we made will never be forgotten! Also thank you so much for sharing all your great stories with us. Carlos, you were a great Captain! Maribel, the cuisine was absolutely devine!
Love,
Michael and Robyn"

Early May guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ:

Carlos and Maribel,
What a wonderful sail! Everything was lovely, the food amazing. Carlos went right along with the laughs and fun! We had a wonderful time.
Cecilia

Carlos and Maribel,
What a wonderful vacation! We enjoyed your tour of these wonderful islands you know so well. I'm grateful for your hospitality, extensive local knowledge, advice and concern for our enjoyment and safety. Maribel's cooking was delicious and she should publish a cookbook! Thanks for hosting us in your beautiful floating home. I'll keep the memories forever!
Jeff

Dear Maribel and Carlos,
Thank you so much for the wonderful sail through the BVI.
Beautiful islands and clear blue/green waters. We loved all the islands we visited, and all your knowledge about the history of the islands. Enjoyed all the activities, both on the ALIZE and onshore.
Maribel, your cooking and presentation was spectacular, the BEST!
Carlos, your above deck and behind the scenes work were much appreciated also!
So relaxing and fun! We all had the best time!
Thank you for everything!
Linda, Romi.
Ohio

Guests on May.6th charter said:

"Carlos and Maribel,
What a wonderful sail! Everything was lovely, the food amazing. Carlos went right along with the laughs and fun! We had a wonderful time.
Cecilia"
"Carlos and Maribel,
What a wonderful vacation! We enjoyed your tour of these wonderful islands you know so well. I'm grateful for your hospitality, extensive local knowledge, advice and concern for our enjoyment and safety. Maribel's cooking was delicious and she should publish a cookbook! Thanks for hosting us in your beautiful floating home. I'll keep the memories forever!
Jeff"
Dear Maribel and Carlos,
Thank you so much for the wonderful sail through the BVI.
Beautiful islands and clear blue/green waters. We loved all the islands we visited, and all your knowledge about the history of the islands. Enjoyed all the activities, both on the ALIZE and onshore.
Maribel, your cooking and presentation was spectacular, the BEST!
Carlos, your above deck and behind the scenes work were much appreciated also!
So relaxing and fun! We all had the best time!
Thank you for everything!
Linda, Romi.
Ohio, May 13, 2023"

Late April, 2023, guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:

Carlos and Maribel,
We had the most amazing time! This entire experience onboard ALIZE and meeting you both is something we will never forget and will be talking about for a long, long time.
Maribel, your cooking is incredible!! Your knowledge and passion is an inspiration.
Carlos, you are the best of the best!! The places we experienced and saw are unmatched.
Together, you guys are truly an amazing team. We felt welcomed and at home the moment we stepped onboard. Words cannot describe how much we appreciate your graciousness. We loved spending time talking with you and sharing a moment of your lives with us.
Thank you for an unbelievable and unforgettable journey.
Smooth sailing,
Paul and Melissa
Ohio

Guests aboard ALIZE in mid-April, 2023, wrote

Carlos and Maribel:
This has been an amazing week-long journey, whose highlights for us included sugar-sand beaches and aquamarine waters for swimming and snorkeling; thrills (for the younger folks) of speeding around on a raft being pulled by a dinghy and it's speed-loving skipper; fabulous flavors and new tastes during extraordinary meals.
But there was another entire journey: the one of getting to know you, and this journey has also been a great pleasure. We are astounded at how quickly we felt a true part of your floating home. Thank you for welcoming us into your home with such warmth & humor, and for giving us so much fascinating insight into the people and places we encountered along the way.
Thank you for being our guides through a small slice of your paradise, the BVI.
Ada, Regina, Tim & Owen
Seattle.
Christopher & Mac.
San Francisco.

Late March, 2023, charter guests on ALIZÉ wrote:

Thank you doesn't seem to be enough. You both created a wonderful week for my family, and when challenges arose, you gracefully helped us move past and back into fun. It was a pleasure getting to know both of you and all your efforts throughout the week are so appreciated. Maribel, your cooking was delicious! I was selfishly pleased during meal time that one of my kids had lost her appetite and I could finish her plate! Carlos, every day you created a new and fun adventure for us. My kids will forever remember their firsts dive gliding sub-wing experience, and so many wonderful moments. Thank you for all of it. And that medicine cabinet was HUGE! Not sure how this would have gone without it.
Rob Whitmore

Carlos and Maribel,
Even though I had some problems with my ear, I still had a fabulous time! Maribel, your cooking was fantastic. I loved the breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Specially the desserts! And Carlos,
you introduced me to the sub-wing, taught me about the BVI and helped me catch my first fish. I had an amazing time and loved it!
Jane Whitmore

Dear Carlos and Maribel,
I loved the bedrooms; so cozy and comfortable. I also loved the front of the boat; it was very relaxing and fun!
Cece Whitmore

Carlos y Maribel,
Les quiero dar las muchisimas gracias por nuestro tiempo con ustedes. Fue un enorme placer. La comida excelente, las actividades para los ninos excelentes. Les deseo todo lo mejor en sus proximas aventuras.
Oriana Salazar

Guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in mid-March, 2023, wrote:

Carlos and Maribel,
Thank you so much for showing us the BVI!
We sincerely appreciated very much your knowledge, kindness and of course, Maribel's cooking!
You may have turned first timers into sailors!
Abe and Lisa, Minnesota
Megan and Tyrone, Colorado

Late February, 2023, guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:

Dear Carlos and Maribel,
We can't thank you enough for such a spectacular vacation, that we looked forward to for eighteen months! From the moment we stepped aboard we could feel the stress of everyday life slip away! The view, the itinerary, the water activities and of course, the amazing food were all superb and exceeded every expectation ! We can't thank you enough for your expertise, professionalism, and attention to detail in every aspect of our trip.
We will be back!
Sara, Charlie, Jen and Oliver

Guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in mid February, 2023, wrote:

Captain Carlos and Chef Maribel,
Thank you for providing the trip of a lifetime! Your attention, care, and professionalism was much appreciated, especially sailing us through rough waters and feeding us with absolutely exceptional meals! I will cherish these memories forever. You have given us a love for the BVI and I certainly hope to return again.
This has been the trip of a lifetime! Staying at different islands each night and seeing new things each day was so fun. But the food was the highlight for me! Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Joe and Naomi
Rancho Mission Viejo

We had an absolutely delightful cruise on ALIZE with Carlos and Maribel. We enjoyed sailing to all the different moorings to explore the shore offerings and water fun. Our favorite was Virgin Gorda. The red flag at The Baths turned out to be a blessing when we got a special tour of the island and still got to the Baths via land instead. And Maribel's food! Each time Carlos delivered plates we all gasped at the beautiful presentation and then raved about the flavors and variety.
We were here 17 years ago and it is just as magical now as it was then. Great vacation! Very relaxing.

Martin Litt and Jean
Denver

Guests from the sunny 49th state aboard ALIZÉ in February, 2023, wrote

Carlos and Maribel,
Thank your for a great adventure and for taking such good care of us!
Thank you so much for being such wonderful hosts. The ALIZE is a beautiful boat and the cuisine couldn't have been better.
Five stars!
Thanks for everything you did to make the trip safe and memorable. I think the kids will never forget what a good time they had anytime soon.
Thanks for the amazing time on the ALIZE. It was really nice and the food was very good!
Thank you for the great time we had onboard the ALIZE. I enjoyed every part of the trip. My compliments to the Chef!

Mid January, 2023 guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:

Carlos and Maribel,

Thank you for an incredible and absolutely wonderful week. It truly has been so enjoyable and perfect for our family. We have sincerely appreciated your incredible hospitality and opening your home to us.
We have loved a quiet week filled with breathtaking views, unforgettable sunrises and sunsets, great history lessons from Carlos and meals that words can't describe. Maribel, your creativity and amazing culinary talents were both beautiful and delicious. Thank you for all your attention to details and sharing new dishes for us to enjoy (and take pictures of).
The quiet time together on the water was exactly what we were looking forward to-but it was beyond our expectations.
Thank you Carlos and Maribel. We sincerely enjoyed our time with you and sailing the BVIs.

The Bauers

2022/2023 New Years charter guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:

Carlos and Maribel:
Thank you so much for an incredible week and for giving our family the opportunity to reconnect in such a relaxing and stress free environment.
Words do not adequately describe what our family experienced this week. The hospitality extended to our family will probably never be rivaled. We made so many memories...
Thanks again for a special week-one that our family will never forget. You guys are The Best!
Y'alls attention to detail was incredible, and I felt deeply cared for...
We will miss your kind smiles and sweet spirits. The trip wouldn't have been the same without you all!
The Reel Family.

Christmas week 2022 guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:

Dear Carlos and Maribel,
Thank you for an adventure we could have never dreamed of. This was truly the best vacation we have been on. Carlos, we thank you for your stories and incredible knowledge, and of course, your painkillers. (The best in the islands!) Maribel, thank you for your kindness and impeccable meals. We will work on getting you that Michelin Star! We will forever appreciate y'all for sharing your home with us.
Merry Christmas and until next time!
Your friends,
The Coreys
Kelly, Sam, Clay and Allison

Early December, 2022, guests aboard ALIZE said:

This week with Carlos and Maribel onboard the ALIZE was truly unforgettable. This was our first visit to the BVI and we enjoyed very much every minute of it. The beaches, the bars, the snorkeling, the sailing and of course, Maribel's cooking and Carlos' painkillers! We will definitely come back next year to share more great times with Carlos and Maribel.

Fran and Bea
Las Palmas, Spain

Guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in late November, 2022, wrote:

Dear Carlos and Maribel,
Many thanks for your wonderful hospitality. This was such a unique way to spend our Thanksgiving vacation.
Aaron and I were so excited to share our love of sailing with our daughters and we appreciate all of your efforts to make their first experience so enjoyable. We had amazing weather, beautiful vistas, lovely passages, lots of laughs, and made a lifetime of memories. Not to mention all of the amazing meals. Maribel, we will miss your cooking when we get home. Thank you again for a unforgettable vacation.
We wish you both fair winds and following seas.
Fondly,
Aaron, Lynn, Livi, Morgen

Mid-November guests in the BVI aboard ALIZÉ wrote:

Carlos and Maribel,
Thank you for a fantastic week in paradise! We had so much fun and enjoyed plenty of relaxation. Thank you for going above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcome- particularly me, someone completely unfamiliar with all things boating.
Maribel, every meal was a work of art! Thank you for catering to our different eating styles and for cooking beautiful, delicious meals! We have never had such good food on a vacation and we have been to some wonderful places!
The ALIZE is lovely and clean and very well cared for. We couldn't have enjoyed our time more!
Brandy and Richard
Virginia

Guests aboard ALIZÉ in early November, 2022, wrote:

Dear Carlos and Maribel,
Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation! We had such a great time and enjoyed everything about our time getting to know you both and the time spent on ALIZE. Our trip was made even more special by Maribel's fabulous cuisine. Delicious, delectable and perfection. Thank you both so very much!
Cheers!
Linda, Victor, Karen, Gary, Kathy, Brian.

Guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in late July, 2022, wrote:

We had a blast! The food was amazing, the boat is awesome and the different places we went to were the Best! We will be back many times with family and friends. This was by far the best vacation ever, and we have been to a ton of places. Carlos and Maribel are the best. True pros and their love for the business shows.
Loved it!
Cary and Andrew
California

July, 2022, guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:

Carlos and Maribel!
Third time…and somehow each time we are with you we find new adventures, new stories, new memories that we will cherish for a lifetime. You are special friends who we speak of often as we talk about our best times. Favorite places and people that we miss and enjoy the most. You have been so kind to our family, and we respect you both greatly for who you are and what you do. Visiting you is always much more than a vacation to us. Thank you for another experience perfect in every way, again.
Your friend,
Jeff Dudan

Repeat guests for Carlos and Maribel on ALIZÉ in the BVI in early June, 2022, wrote:

Dear Carlos and Maribel,
Words could never express the memories we have made on your beautiful ALIZE!
Losing complete awareness of time, I have felt pure freedom and for a brief moment I have been "one with the sea".
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Let's sail away again very soon.
Love.
Colleen.
Carlos and Maribel,
What a perfect week we have had on the ALIZE! It was so worth the long wait because of Covid! We are so thankful that we could join you for the third time! It gave us such comfort for our weary souls. And a trip with you has always been about comfort! The most delicious and beautifully presented meals, the great moorings, awesome snorkeling, and the laughter, made for the most joyful experience! We are so appreciative for all the heart and soul that you put into making it so!!
Much love- Until next time,
Anne.
Carlos and Maribel,
Words cannot express how much this trip meant to all of us. It was a long two years wait! I thought it was never going to happen!
Y'all are the most wonderful Chef and Captain team and most importantly, wonderful people. The BVI are beautiful , but the trip would not be the same without both of you onboard!
Everything was absolutely the best. I hope all your future cruises are great, but remember: we are the best!
Love,
Nancy

Mid-May, 2022, guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:

Carlos and Maribel,
What a wonderful week we had! I only wish the rest of the family could have made it. Each day was an incredible experience and so different than the day before. From the early morning coffee to Maribel's incredible cooking and the beautiful sights. Who could have asked for more?
You both run an amazing catamaran. So clean, friendly and fully stocked.
Thanks for an amazing week!
Chris, Mikey and Johannes.
Sweden

Guests in the BVI aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in early May, 2022 said:

Carlos and Maribel:
Words can't express how awesome this trip was!! More amazing than we ever expected. Would not change a thing. The BVI is absolutely beautiful and both of you made it even better. You two have a especially special way that made this trip the best ever!
Trip of a lifetime!
We will be back!

Randy and Diann

Maribel and Carlos,
You guys were THE BEST!!
Couldn't imagine the experience you gave us as we sailed around the BVI until we saw all the stops.
We were having fine dining every meal; THANKS Maribel. You are the BEST Chef ever!!
You guys changed our vacation into a trip of a lifetime...

Dwayne and Leigh

Mid-April, 2022, guests aboard ALIZÉ in the BVI wrote:

Carlos and Maribel:
...the best Captain and Chef team we could have asked for!
Thank you for sharing ALIZE, your experiences, stories and the beauty of the BVIs. ...you are a remarkable team.
The meals were creative and delicious...
We had a fabulous trip! Enjoyed all the different places where we anchored. Big thumbs up for your sense of humor and of course, many compliments to the Chef!!
Carollyne and Rick, Tom and Susan and Christie and Marshall.

Early April 2022 guests on ALIZÉ said:

Carlos and Maribel,

We feel so fortunate to not only have sailed the BVI , but to do it on ALIZE, profited by your experience and hospitality! We greatly appreciate your experience in offering charters for years prior to our arrival. The things we had planned in our heads did not compare to your suggestions. Plus, as a worry-wart, Becky was never nervous for one second, knowing we were in great hands.
The food...Oh the food! Maribel, you spoiled us with meals we have never seen, much less tasted. They not only were delicious, but beautiful also. We were delighted to have this as a culinary vacation.!
Thank you for opening your home to us . We are so grateful.
May calm seas, blue skies and favorable winds define your remaining years.

Becky and Chris

Late March, 2022 charterers aboard catamaran ALIZÉ said:

Dear Carlos and Maribel,
You're living the dream, and for a week you took us to that dream. Such an unforgettable week of sailing the islands, excursions, amazing food, and fun. You two provided a safe and outstanding vacation for the six of us and we will always remember it.
Maribel, your skills are beyond words. We enjoyed everything about your cooking. your first mate skills as well, you provided such a safe environment.
Carlos, you're the perfect skipper. Always calm and knowledgeable. So glad to have you at the helm.
Dan and Kathy, Brian and Sue, Dave and Carole
Wisconsin

Carlos & Maribel's past guests from a decade ago, with ALIZE last week in the BVI

Maribel and Carlos,
It's hard to believe it took us ten years to experience again the the best vacation of our lives. Thank you for making us feel so cared for. Your attention to detail is unsurpassed! We were blown away by the beautiful anchorages, gourmet meals and amazing company. It is obvious that you both love what you do and pour your hearts and souls into it. we are forever changed by our time spent with you and look forward to seeing you again. Hopefully there will be a time when you can be our guests in Punta Gorda!
Much love and thanks,
Mike, Kelly, Ella and Marina"

Carlos and Maribel,
You both will always hold a very special place in my heart. Ten years later, and this trip has still held up to all my expectations and more. This trip would not be nearly as amazing as it is without you two. A huge goal of mine is to come on this trip a third time with my kids. I'm so sad that this week is already over, but I've made memories to last me a lifetime.
Love you both with my whole heart.
Love,
Ella

Late January 22 guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:

Carlos and Maribel,
Thank you so much for giving us a trip of a lifetime. We enjoyed the snorkeling, with all the special destinations that you took us to and kayaking and also the paddle board. We have beautiful photos that will last us forever, remembering our special time together as great friends.
Ben had the time of his life catching those fish-Thank you Carlos for all your help.
I don't have enough words to say how delicious Maribel's food was!!! We all loved it! I know how much love was put into her daily preparations.
We also appreciate all your hard work to make an unforgettable trip for all of us.
Hope to see you again soon.

Monty and Leah; Craig and Michelle, Ben and Terri.

Early December, 2021, guests aboard ALIZE said:

Carlos and Maribel,
This last week has been near perfection! Trip of a lifetime due to your professionalism and fun personalities.
We felt safe and were treated like family...and Maribel, your food was beyond good! We were definitely spoiled!
Loved sailing and exploring the beaches we stopped at. Anytime in this beautiful water is my happy place and the memories we take home we will cherish forever.
Hope to see you again in the future!
Karen and Gary
Illinois.

Carlos and Maribel,
Thank you for the wonderful week in paradise! We've never been on a trip quite like it; blue skies, blue water, day after day. Sailing on and sleeping on the boat has been awesome. You two have definitely been a bonus to the trip. We thank you for being such wonderful hosts. You served awesome food and drinks everyday. You both have been so gracious, kind and generous hosts- Everyday!
Hope the rest of your charters go smoothly and bring you some smiles.
Hope to see you again!

Tim and Luanne
Illinois.

Dear Carlos and Maribel,
WOW! Our expectations were extremely high coming into this vacation. You exceeded them all. You are the dynamic duo. Carlos- organized, careful and a fantastic Captain. Extremely knowledgeable.
Enjoyed our public health and Covid discussions. Maribel- incredible Chef, 1st. rate cabin cleaner. Thanks for all the cooking prep. and being able to serve everything at the perfect temperature. Also, teaching me how to bake bread.
The entire trip was amazing. I feel we came as guests and left as friends that God prearranged!
All the best.
Warren and Lynn

Kicking off the new season, Early November, 2021, guests aboard Alizé wrote:

Thank you for the best week EVER!
Dean and I had never cruised on a catamaran. You two have exceeded our expectations. Maribel, best gourmet food ever! Carlos, your expertise and guidance throughout the islands was amazing! We'll be back!
Dean and Kathy
Thank you so much for an amazing trip. We couldn't have asked for a better boat or crew. Wish you guys all the best and hope to see you again soon.
Jeremiah and Hanna
"Thank you for such a fantastic week aboard the ALIZE. Everything was just perfect.
Can't wait to return and sail with you both again.
Ron and Judy

Late July, 2021, guests in the BVI wrote:

Maribel and Carlos,
Thank you so much for this wonderful week. You are both true masters of your respective crafts! Your careful attention to detail and your patient, streamlined process for everything, is magical to observe !!
The care you both take in making sure your guests have the most amazing experience, catered to their exact interests, does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated!!
Thank you again for welcoming us into your beautiful home!
The Colemans

Mid-August, 2021, guests in the BVI aboard ALIZE wrote:

Carlos and Maribel,
Thank you for a trip we will never forget! We came for the sun, the sand and the sailing. We will return for the food and friendship!
We appreciate your professionalism and expertise in all aspects of a Virgin Islands vacation.
We swam with turtles and nurse sharks and thousands of beautiful fish.
The biggest surprise and delight of the trip was Maribel's culinary creativity and talents!
Your passion for what you do for your guests, and your sense of humor while doing it, makes all the difference!
Tim, Kathy, Danni and Mic

The Moore family aboard catamaran ALIZE wrote of their July charter in the BVI:

Carlos and Maribel,
Wow... what an amazing vacation! Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful home and for coordinating such an incredible experience for us. From sailing to snorkeling, from each location to every extraordinary meal, we had the best time. Scott loved being on a boat again and paddle-boarding for the first time. For us sisters, it was great to simply be together here, especially sitting up top with both of you while we sailed. If anyone needs lessons about using the dinghy ladder, Claire is always available.
Thank you again for everything- ha sido una semana inolvidable! We hope we can sail again with you soon.
Scott, Claire and Mary.
P.S.: Thank you for the fabulous painkillers!

Early July ‘21 guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:

Carlos and Maribel,
This will be a trip that our family remembers forever. Our favorite parts were: snorkeling, watching the amazing sunsets, and everyone of Maribel's meals. Even though hurricane Elsa had it's own plans for our vacation, we still had a
wonderful time
*The fish that we saw were gorgeous! And we saw many other amazing creatures! I am very thankful that I got to come and have an amazing week with y'all! I hope we get to sail with you again next Christmas!
Jensen Family
July 2021
* written by Lila (10 y/o)

Late June, 2021, guests on catamaran ALIZE wrote

Dear Carlos and Maribel,
For so many reasons over this past year we thought this trip was not going to happen. We are so thrilled that it did!! We loved being onboard ALIZE. Your insights on the islands, activities and itinerary were invaluable. Our time aboard ALIZE will be remembered for the evening sunsets & breezes, "Caribbean showers", great conversation, a lot of fun activities, wonderful cocktails and THE FOOD!! We have always felt that our travel has given us many gifts... The people we meet along the way are definitely one of those gifts- we will remember fondly our time spent with both of you! We hope to join you again on a future sailing adventure.

The Cahouets
Kate, Dave, Maggie & Emma

Early June, 2021, guess aboard ALIZÉ said:

Carlos and Maribel,
We will never be able to thank you enough for your generous hospitality and for sharing your home with us.
This has been an AMAZING adventure and we have enjoyed sharing it with you!
The memories (and laughs) from this trip will be with us always.
Maribel, you are amazing!! Your cooking, stories, and 😀 love for what you do shows in all you do. Carlos, our captain, we have loved everything you recommended and enjoyed our time with you.
Be safe. Be well and may we all see each other again!
Gretchen and David.

Carlos and Maribel,
Thank you so much for sharing a piece of your lives with us! The views, experiences and the conversations will be those that will be looked back upon for years to come. Maribel, you are a very special woman, you do it all with such grace and a smile. Carlos, you are a teacher- pointing out not only destinations and experiences but imparting wisdom along the way. Thank you for being a part of our group’s 50th celebration (not mine, I’m the baby 😊),you will be remembered fondly always!
Brandi and Doug

Mid April guests in the BVI aboard catamaran ALIZE wrote:

We loved every minute we spent on ALIZE.
Carlos is the most patient, calm and kind person. He showed the kids how to use all the water toys on board and they had so much fun!
Maribel is the best chef you can have on a charter. She treated us to some exquisite deserts, succulent steaks and the freshest salads. The bar on cooking was set very high.
Thank you so much Carlos and Maribel for an awesome week on board the ALIZE! We hope to be back soon!
Elena B.

Carlos and Maribel,
we had a great time on the ALIZE.
Maribel cooked amazing food and you guys made us feel right at home. This trip was probably the best one I ever had, thanks to both of you. I really hope that we will be able to go on this boat again with you.
Thanks!
Ana B. (age 10)

Late March guests aboard Alizè said:

Dear Maribel and Carlos,

As you found out, even though Carlos suspected it, I was hesitant to come to the BVI since I had never done anything like this before and was nervous about how I would fit in. Your gracious hospitality and reassuring calmness put me right at ease and truly this was a wonderful experience that I would like to do again. Probably my most fond memory will be getting to know the both of you, hearing of some of your grand adventures and traveling insights.
Thank you for making our "mid-pandemic" charter the best it could be. The service was top notch, the food was five stars and outstanding and the company most enjoyable.
Con toda mi gratitud y deseo por las mejores bendiciones de Dios!!

Holly W.

Dear Maribel and Carlos,

What a marvelous trip this has been! I really had no idea what to expect. This trip was planned as a celebration of my 50th birthday and I wasn't in the loop, so to speak. Add to that all the ever changing Covid regulations and I was not enthusiastic.
That being said...
Once I was on the ALIZE, in your capable hands, I was at HOME. The anxiety and apprehension...GONE!!
I was completely relaxed and my attitude shifted immediately. Thank you both so much for allowing us to share your home for these eight days. I was not disappointed about not being able to go on land due to the late Covid test results. I really am happiest when I'm with my sister. She's my best friend. So I would have to say the whole trip was a SUCCESS!! We loved your cooking, Maribel. Every meal was a triumph! Carlos, your stories: so fabulous. Thank you for a safe and memorable experience. The BVI is beautiful but a trip with you two, even on swamp, would be worth it! I hope this is the first of several trips together.

Dezra and Joel H.

Mid March guests aboard ALIZE wrote:

Dear Maribel and Carlos,

This has been the most amazing, relaxing, beautiful vacation Winslow and I have done together. This was our first sailing trip and it is everything and way more than what we hoped for. You two are such precious, loving and wise people and I feel like I have a new favorite aunt and uncle in my life.
I have felt the happiest I have been in a long time and you two have such positive bright uplifting energy it's so contagious and so healing to be around. Thank you for following your dream and sharing your passion for living in the water, in the flow, with hearts open engaging the moment with us. I will be thinking about the gentle rocking of the ocean in my meditation and the joy and peace of this trip for so long. Highlights include Maribel's amazing food! Dancing on the bow, but most of all, feeling so safe and welcome, and free to be myself in a way I rarely feel with strangers. You two feel like family to me now.
Love you both.
Brianna
March 24, 2021"

" Dear Carlos and Maribel,

It has been a joy being onboard these past five days! It's my first time spending a night on a ship like this and I've loved it. Your hospitality has made me feel cared for and at ease. It has been well beyond what I expected.
You two run a lovely and incredible boat and have made my experience out here very special and memorable. Thank you for your care!!
Love.
Winslow

P.S.: Maribel, your cooking was sooooooo yumi!

Mid-March, ‘21, guests in the BVI on ALIZÉ wrote

Carlos and Maribel,

You made this trip possible. We didn't think it was going to happen. You made it happen. The ALIZE is beautiful. We had the most relaxing, fun and amazing time. The food was WOW! So Yummy! Drinks were perfect and kept coming. Just how we like. You both are fantastic hosts. Listening and watching who we are and took us to the best places in the BVI. We do not want to leave!! Thank you so much for taking great care of us . We have the best memories to take with us and great shirts!!
Until we sail again...
Love

Brad and JoAnn

Johnson Family. Second Visit Comments


Carlos and Maribel,

Thank you again for another wonderful week! Everything aboard was just wonderful and of course, both of you are the best. Great food, great adventures and best of all great memories.
This is our second trip with you, but it won’t be the last!. Until next time.

Chad, Donna, Graham, Bryce, Brooks and Grace.

Schleich Family. Second Visit Comments

Thank you for giving our family such great memories and a trip of a life time! You are both amazing people and we will miss you...until we're back again . Carlos, your expertise on where to go for our specific family, our safety, and always impeccable timing was amazing. Maribel, wow!... we can't say enough about all the wonderful meals. You are not only very talented but you are such a sweetheart as well.
Having four teenagers, we really needed this family time together. Thank you for all the time and effort you both put in to making it so special for us. You both went above and beyond! ♥

John, Andrea, Layton, Trevor, Brennen and Hollynn Schleich

Pelose Family. Christmas Charter.

Captain Carlos and Chef Maribel,

The ultimate family vacation! We never were board! The fishing, watersports, the sailing, the relaxation, the Caribbean Showers and the amazing food were a few of our highlights ! Your attention to detail from planning the perfect itinerary to the special touches and constant attention you gave us, was spectacular.

Pelose family

Girls Annual Sailing Getaway Vacation


Carlos and Maribel,

Thank you so much for best vacation ever!! Love every minute (from the unbelievable meals, to all the perfect places to explore on land and see, and our attention to all our needs!. We loved stumbling into the Poker Rum!!.
We will never forget our week onboard your beautiful boat touring this most beautiful spot on planet Earth!! Happy Sailing.

Linda, Ann, Colleen, Nancy.

What Carlos & Maribel's guests have said in the past


Carlos and Maribel,

This was the perfect first experience in the BVI your knowledge of the islands hospitality and the amazing cuisine complemented the beautiful views and the amazing waters. We look forward to being able to share this experience again in the future with more friends and family. Cheers and many thanks.

Michael and Jenny Corr

Colmans Family. Third Visit Comments


Carlos and Maribel,

Thanks again for another family vacation. The girls will be taking about Maribel’s cooking none stop until we comeback! They also had a great time testing the new tube. The sea turtle in Christmas Cove was amazing! Another unforgettable family vacation!

The Colmans: Gerard, Susan, Heather, Lizzie and Helena