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Excess 70.00ft/21.00m

From $38,450 pw
Sail Catamaran
Sunreef Yachts 2011
8 Guests
2 Crew
4 Cabin(s)
4 Queen(s)

This beautiful 70' Sunreef, Excess accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 spacious well-appointed queen cabins with 4 ensuite bathrooms. One of those queens being a master cabin. Ideal for families and couples, she has a galley up creating a unique and welcoming living space. Lounging, relaxing and dining area have all been designed with focus on comfort and showcasing the tranquil surroundings. She is the seventh of the eleven Sunreef 70' sails ever built and just went through a refit in 2018. All cabins have individual A/C controls. The yacht is strikingly and uniquely styled and certainly has a presence no matter what bay it's anchored in. With her 70 ft. length and 34 ft. beam EXCESS boasts tremendous exterior and interior space which includes a full dining area for alfresco dining in the cockpit, flybridge with 360 degree view and dining area plus sun pads, and an elegant salon with formal dining option. The salon seating area has a 65 inch flat screen TV along with updated top of the line surround sound in all common areas. The fore deck has bean bag seating, cocktail teak table, and large trampolines with pillows for relaxing in the sun. The fly bridge has a large teak dining table with wrap around seating as well as surrounding seating for sun lounging. She is a perfect example of a Caribbean charter yacht awaiting guests' excitement! TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, Snorkeling Gear, Floating Chairs , 1 2-Person Kayaks, 1 Adult Water Ski Set, 1 Kids Water Ski Set, 1 Kneeboard, 1 Wakeboard, 1 Subwing, & Onshore Games. DIVING: Offered Rendezvous Only

Accommodation Details
EXCESS is one of the very few builds from Sunreef Luxury Yachts in the region. She is the seventh of the eleven Sunreef 70' sails ever built and just went through a refit in 2018. EXCESS is an up galley, owners edition. She has 1 larger master queen suite plus 3 other spacious queen cabins, all with private ensuite heads with stalls showers and electric toilets fresh water flush. All cabins have individual A/C controls.

The yacht is strikingly and uniquely styled and certainly has a presence no matter what bay it's anchored in. With her 70 ft. length and 34 ft. beam EXCESS boasts tremendous exterior and interior space which includes a full dining area for alfresco dining in the cockpit, flybridge with 360 degree view and dining area plus sun pads, and an elegant salon with formal dining option. The salon seating area has a 65 inch flat screen TV along with updated top of the line surround sound in all common areas. The fore deck has bean bag seating, cocktail teak table, and large trampolines with pillows for relaxing in the sun. The fly bridge has a large teak dining table with wrap around seating as well as surrounding seating for sun lounging.
Cruising Area of Excess
Pref. Pick-up YHG, STT
Other Pick-up AYH/RH
Summer Port USVI
Winter Port USVI

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $38,450
High price: $45,250

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
Winter 2022 to 2023$38,750$39,750$40,750$41,750$42,750$43,750$44,750
Summer 2023$38,750$39,750$40,750$41,750$42,750$43,750$44,750
Winter 2023 to 2024$40,750$41,750$42,750$43,750$44,750$46,000$47,000
Summer 2024$40,750$41,750$42,750$43,750$44,750$46,000$47,000

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 Excess.


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Crew Number 2
Crew Smoke No
Captain Dan Szymczak
Nationality USA
Speaks English
Crew Elise Lindbergh

Captain Dan Szymczak has been enamored of the sea since his grandfather, a fisherman and clammer, first showed him a chart of Long Island Sound. Dan spent his youth in southern Connecticut on both fresh and saltwater kayaking, sailing, and fishing. His love of water sports, craft cocktails, and trivia will help make your vacation unparalleled.

While teaching English literature and public speaking at several colleges in New York City, Dan couldn’t help but feel the desire to be on the water, and this led to his career in yachting, working on a schooner in Manhattan. He then transitioned into eco-tourism, where he wowed guests by driving them to see cracking glaciers and breeching whales in Southeast Alaska and mega pods with thousands of dolphins in the Baja peninsula. He’s also an accomplished expedition leader, leading hikes to spot local wildlife, and he has extensive knowledge of both birds and sea life alike.

Chef Elise Lindbergh

Elise was initiated into the culinary world by her food-centered family. As a child, she would help cultivate the garden, and her family would invite friends to join them in the spacious kitchen to help make homemade pasta. Elise’s father then would select the best tomatoes and basil leaves from the garden to make the sauce. Everyone would then gather outside to enjoy the meal as the sun was setting. This was a beloved social event. Elise’s devotion to food blossomed, and at the age of 14 she started a baking business where she would be commissioned to bake elaborate specialty fondant cakes. She continued this business throughout high school. While studying anthropology and philosophy at Bowdoin College in Maine, she started selling her homemade hummus and cooking weekly meals with her friends. After she graduated, she received a scholarship to attend an 8-week culinary course in Virginia, taught by recognized Swiss Master Chef Rolf Strub, and under the direction of Chef Antwon Brinson. Her culinary interests are informed by her world travels, which include a 9-month stay in India, a month in Nepal, and multiple stays in Europe and Central America. She further honed her culinary skills in the three seasons she worked in the Caribbean as a yacht chef.

Her cuisine is strongly influenced by Asian, French, and Central American methods, ingredients, and philosophies of food. She believes a meal should be both a social event and an experience that titillates all of the senses. Her food is flavorful, colorful, and uses the freshest ingredients. She prides herself on making her own bread, pastries, sauces, and fermented goods to enhance every meal and make every dining experience homemade. She wakes up well before sunrise and uses time as her specialty ingredient— allowing her bread to rise, sauces to marinate, and flavors to infuse. Your meals on board will both excite you and nourish you. Elise’s dishes are exquisite; some of them can be found on her Instagram page, @galley_of_Elise.

Additionally, Elise is as comfortable at the helm as in running the galley: she holds a 200gt Master of Yachts Unlimited ticket, which includes celestial navigation— please ask her about constellations!

Below is a list of dishes that Elise loves to cook— inspired by the food we ate growing up, the places she visited, and the products of successful kitchen experiments. The result is an eclectic and nutritious menu featuring international inspiration from South Asia, Central America, the Mediterranean, and North Africa.



Patatas Bravas with lemon garlic aioli and chorizo

Crispy potatoes in a tangy tomato-based sauce with lemon garlic aioli, scrambled eggs, and chorizo sausage. Served with homemade sourdough bread.

Mushroom Omelet

Omelet with crimini and portobello mushrooms cooked in red wine, three cheese blend, topped with rosemary and served with home fries and Gouda grits.

Eggs Benedict

Homemade Hollandaise, homemade English muffin, crispy woven bacon squares.

Huevos Rancheros

Eggs served atop freshly made corn tortillas topped with black beans, chorizo, sautéed onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and avocado. Served with chipotle salsa & sour cream

Gallo Pinto

Traditional Costa Rican breakfast dish— black beans and rice served with cheesy scrambled eggs and fried plantains, avocado, and homemade corn tortillas


With onions, leeks, mushroons, smoked ham, and swiss cheese

Egg Strata

Toasted bread pieces soaked in egg and baked with cheese, mushrooms, and sausage

Homemade Bagels & Smoked Salmon

Freshly baked everything bagels served with cream cheese, smoked salmon, onions, egg, capers, fresh dill and lemon wedges


Traditional thin French crepes with served with cinnamon sugar, maple syrup, mascarpone, and fresh berries

Breakfast Pastries

Homemade muffins, pain au chocolat, croissants, and cinnamon rolls



Ahi tuna with Chimichurri Arugula

Seared ahi tuna steak with fresh chimichurri, quinoa, arugula, avocado

Four Cheese and Mushroom Flatbread

Asiago, romano, and Parmesan with portobello, crimini and button mushrooms on a homemade garlic crust finished with arugula, goat cheese and balsamic reduction

Five Spice Chicken Báhn Mì

Chicken sandwich made with homemade french bread and topped with a fried egg. Served with a ginger sesame salad.

Tuna Niçoise salad

Colorful mixed greens salad with pan seared tuna, hard boiled eggs, green beans, potatoes, and capers with a lemon- garlic vinaigrette

Spicy grilled shrimp tacos

Served on homemade corn tortillas, topped with a cilantro lime slaw and served with Mexican street corn

Yellow Submarine

Inspired by a sandwich my parents would get in Atlanta, Georgia— Munster, havarti, fresh sprouts served in a whole wheat roll with mustard and homemade “rainbow” mayonnaise.

Mediterranean Pita Bar

Homemade falafel, chicken kabobs, grilled vegetables, served with homemade tzatziki, lemon tahini sauce, hummus, olives, and homemade pita



Caprese salad

Fresh mozzarella and tomatoes drizzled with basil oil and a balsamic reduction, topped with Maldon salt and roasted pinenuts.

Indian Sampler

Homemade garlic naan, fried paneer, and vegetable samosa served with raita, mint chutney, and tamarind chutney.

Homemade hummus platter

Hummus four ways: creamy Israeli, lemon, Za’atar, roasted red pepper, enjoyed with pita triangles, sweet mini peppers, cucumbers, and baby carrots.

Indian Sampler

Homemade garlic naan, fried paneer, and vegetable samosa served with raita, mint chutney, and tamarind chutney


Made with homemade Italian bread, drenched in olive oil with fresh tomatoes and diced garlic


Served refreshingly chilled with fresh bread

Marinated tuna poke

Hawaiian style with sticky rice and plum sauce


Peruvian style raw fish cured in lemon and lime juice, spiced with chili peppers, chopped onions, and cilantro

Stuffed Endive Boats

With pear and gorgonzola, topped with walnuts and honey



Ginger marinated pork tenderloin with peanut sesame noodles

Served with roasted bok choy and mixed vegetables

Roast Chicken Breast and Butternut fettuccine

Topped with Gorgonzola and toasted walnuts

Roasted Vegetable Hummus bowl

Roasted zucchini and grape tomatoes with tofu seasoned with Za’atar spices, served with freekeh and refreshing cucumber salad, topped with homemade lemon hummus and olives

West African Peanut Soup

Thick nutritious soup made from sweet potatoes and peanuts, topped with tofu, scallions, and crushed peanuts

Black Bean Soup

Protein rich and flavorful, my black bean soup is a version of a recipe that has been in my family for generations

From the Sea

Tarka mahi mahi

Seared mahi mahi topped with tarka made of sauteed mustard seeds, garlic, slivered almonds, and olive oil and served with basmati rice and aloo gobi

Chilean sea bass

With spaghetti squash and scampi butter

Smoked tea red snapper

With tangy mango salsa and butterfly pea flower rice

Grilled lobster and porcini port wine risotto

Butterflied lobster, on top of a decadent porcini mushroom risotto, served with grilled lemon and herbed compound butter



Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Crisp sugar on the outside, thick warm dark chocolate lava on the inside. Served still warm from the oven with homemade vanilla ice cream.

White chocolate cheesecake

Drizzled with a blueberry coulee.


Traditionally prepared and topped with dark chocolate shavings and dark chocolate covered espresso beans.


Pecan, pumpkin, apple, sweet potato, blueberry, peanut buttter. All with homemade crust and served with homemade ice cream.

Vegan Flourless chocolate cake

This decadent plant-based gluten free chocolate cake earns its rich chocolatey flavor from Dutch cocoa and melted dark chocolate, and its sweetness from dates and coconut oil. Served with dairy-free vanilla ice cream.

Almond Kringle

Danish American pastry with a rich almond filling and buttery crust, served with fresh fruit and homemade whipped cream.

Sorbets and Sorbettos

Dairy free lemon, raspberry, watermelon, or dark chocolate.



During charter, I prepare all baked goods from scratch.


Homemade sourdough cinnamon rolls, sourdough artisan loaf, sourdough bagels.


English muffins, artisan no knead loaf, burger buns, crossaints.



Vodka: Tito's

Rum: Cruzan (3-4 Flavors, a Dark, and a Light)

Bourbon: Bulleit

Gin: Bombay Sapphire

Tequila: Milagroa

Champagne: La Marca Prosecco

Red/White Wine

($12-$15 bottles typically): Josh, 19 Crimes, Apothic, Matua, Dark Horse, Oyster Bay

Cordials: Grand Marnier, Espresso Vodka, Amaretto. Frangelica

Beers: ST. John Brewer's, Leatherback Brewery, Corona


Length 70 Feet
Beam 34 Feet
Draft 6 Feet
Built 2011
Refit 2018
A/C Full
A/C Night Yes
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock No
Deckshower Yes
Bimini Top Yes
Sailing Instructions No
Nude Charters Inq
Hairdryer Yes
Num Hatch No
Guest Smoke Sugar Scoops only
Children Allowed Yes
Min Child Age 7 years old & water safe
Inverter Four 3,000W inverters
Voltages 110V and 220V
Water Maker 2 @ 60GP
Water Capacity 412
Ice Maker Yes
Internet Access Onboard WIFI
Generator Two 19Kw Cummings
Turnaround 48 hrs
Engines 2 x Yanmar 240hp 2 x 19kw Onan
Guests 8
Cabins 4
Crew 2
Queen 4
Showers 4
Wash Basins 4
Heads 4
Electric Heads 4
Salon Tv/Dvd Yes
Salon Stereo Yes
iPod/Device Hookups Yes
DVDs HDD with 5
CDs Yes
Board Games Yes
Books Yes
Camcorder Yes
Other Entertain
Apple TV in master and salon
Din-in Yes
Special Diets Inq
Kosher No
Dinghy (Feet) 20' Zodiac Center Console
Dinghy Hp 150
Dinghy Pax 8
Snorkel Gear Yes
Floating Mats No
Standup Paddle 3
Swim Platforms Scoop Steps
Boarding Ladder Yes
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Gear Type 2 Trolling 1 Spinning
Fishing Rods 3
Under Water Cam Yes
Under Water Video Yes
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis Yes
Jet Sky No
2-Man Kayak 2
Other Toys
floating chairs
Scuba Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Full Course Not Available
Air Compressor Not Onboard

April 2023

Thank you so much for an amazing week letting us the discover the beauty of the Virgin Islands. With super knowledgeable Captain an at the helm and amazingly talented Chef Elise in the galley, so much fun was had above and below water for the little helpers in the kitchen and discovering gorgeous islands. A huge thank you from the Batistas!

April 2023

What an amazing way to spend my 50th birthday! Dan and Elise made this week a dream come true. This trip was on all of our bucket lists and it is an experience we will never forget. Dan, we loved your stories, the adventures you took us on, the games at night, and even our trips on the tender. You love your job and it shows. Elise, the food was amazing! Every meal was better than the one before. You are so talented and so kind. We can't thank you enough for making this a trip we will never forget. We will be back!

April 2023

Dan and Elise,
Can't thank you enough for the superb experience. The food was magnificent...better than we could find in fine restaurants. Capt. Dan was fun, professional, and quite knowledgable. Of course, the anchorages were beautiful and fun, all together it was a life-memorable trip!

April 2023

What an amazing adventure to celebrate some of our 60th birthdays and a wonderful friendship! We will never forget all of the fun we had with Captain Dan and Elise! The food was some of the best we've ever had and so delicious everyday! We truly enjoyed playing “Three” at night, snorkeling, sailing. All the stops at islands like Bitter End, Soggy Dollar, Foxy's – too many to mention, all of them! It was truly a trip of a lifetime and we truly appreciate everything!

April 2023

Thank you both! It was amazing!

Trip of a lifetime!

Boat, stops, food, and fun beyond expectations. Thanks!

April 2023

Elise..your culinary skills are unsurpassed and your precious personality is infectious. We will always love you for being wonderful to this crazy group! Dan...BVI BBBB2023 dash with a group of life-long best friends saying yes to a fulfilling life-long dream. And it was an epic success thanks to you. For the perfect combination of fun and responsible professionalism! Needless to say, we will never forget you...and can't wait to see you again next year! Here's to lying, cheating, stealing and drinking. If you're going to lie, lie for a friend...If you're going to steal, steal a heart...if you're going to cheat, cheat death..and if you're going to drink, DRINK TO EXCESS! Thank you!

March 2023

Excess and the crew made sure we had the trip of a lifetime! Captain Dan & Elise were amazing and the food was outstanding. We had the perfect amount of relaxation and adventure. Loved every minute!

February 2023

We had an absolutely PERFECT trip. We could not have imagined anything better.
Captain Dan was amazing. He was professional, made us feel safe and suggested a great itinerary based on our requests. We did everything on our list and more. He made extra efforts to make sure we were having a great time and to get us to destinations so we could enjoy. He has a great personality and was very welcoming. He organized island transportation and provided a great experience at each location. We made a request to watch an NFL playoff game while on the boat. He went to every effort to make that happen. He made reservations for us at SABA rock bar to watch it there and was able to get the game projected on the boat so we could finish watching while eating dinner. Very impressed with him.

Chef Vanessa prepared delicious meals that exceeded our expectations. She catered to several dietary requests of our group and succeeded in making everything delicious. She had coffee waiting for us in the morning. She prepared healthy and delicious meals and included local fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables. She was very professional and readily available if we had any requests.
The yacht was in pristine condition. It was clean and well kept. The tender, paddle boards, and floating dock were also in pristine condition. Snorkel gear was able to be fitted to each person and was very clean. Towels and sunscreen were always readily available.

December 2022

The trip was a lot better than we could dream of. The crew was fantastic, Very attentive. The food was incredible. We saw lots of sights and the boat was much bigger than we expected.

I would highly recommend this charter to anyone wanting a fabulous trip

May 2022

Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The yacht was exceptionally clean and comfortable. We were shocked at the space in our rooms and bathrooms.
Was the yacht well ventilated?
The yacht was incredibly well ventilated. It was cool and smelled of the delicious meals being prepared.
Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
The crew was the best part. They gave us the local knowledge and guided through the best vacation we’ve ever had.
Was the food good and well presented?
The food was unbelievable. It was like eating at a 5 star restaurant every meal.
8. Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
Michelle, Ian and Blair were amazing. I cannot wait to go on a charter with them again.
Cruising Area
Did you like the area you chartered in?

March 2022

Michelle & Ian,

You two were absolutely the best. We came in with high expectations, and this exceeded all of them. The food was beautiful and delicious, especially all the vegan creations that could be served in a Michelin star restaurant. Nothing will beat waking up in the most beautiful bays. You both were so kind and flexible – giving us space to have a memorable father – daughter trip while also laughing at the dad jokes and entertaining our stunts. Thank you so much and hopefully see you back soon! Clare, Dana, and Kev.

March 2022

It's with love and gratitude that we thank you for your attention to detail – your attention to our needs and wants! Sincerely – thoughtful and fun! I could not imagine this trip with any other crew! With peace and love!

March 2022

Thank you for the most amazing vacation! The locations, food, and company were the best! Look forward to sharing our memories with friends and family. Spreading the good IBM word wide and far! Xoxo

March 2022

Thank you so much for the most amazing vacation! We truly loved every moment. The food, beautiful water and beaches and especially the crew are simply the best. We will never forget this wonderful time. See you in Philly, Tahoe soon!

March 2022

Michelle & Ian,

OMG! You both made what we knew would be an incredible trip OVER THE TOP. The food was insane. EVERY MEAL. The captaining was at the same time so professional and FUN! Now the problem is we can only go on a catamaran trip if you both are on it! Please stay in touch! We loved having Marley on board and will miss sneaking her sausages.

February 2022


Thank you so much for a wonderful, relaxing, and much needed vacay! The food was amazing, only to be out done by the scenery. We will always remember this special week.

February 2022

Michelle & Ian,

The two of you could not have done a better job. Just the best! Thanks so very much!

January 2022

Michelle & Ian,

What a wonderful, relaxing trip with such beautiful scenery. The food and itinerary were excellent and fun. And Marley was great fun to. Thank you for an amazing trip. With Love, Steve, Katia, & Peter.

January 2022

Michelle & Ian,

This has been a vacation of a lifetime! The food is incredible, the accommodations very comfy of course. Michelle and Ian, you are now part of our family and part of wonderful memories. Thank you for all you have done to make this so wonderful! Fondly, Chris & Tom. PS. Thank you to Marley too!

January 2022

Michelle & Ian,

Thank you for a wonderful week. Your teamwork, collaboration, kindness, competence and calm made the week a delight and memorable experience. May you have a joyful season ahead! With Gratitude, Stephanie.

January 2020

Ben & Michelle,
Thank you for a fantastic week filled with amazing food, great adventures, beautiful scenery, great hikes, scuba and snorkel trips and endless fun! We really enjoyed our time with you aboard Excess.
-Mark & Kathleen
Des Moines, IA

We had an absolutely amazing time. We loved everything from snorkeling, diving and sailing. The service and the food were terrific. The service and the food were terrific. Thank you for taking such good care of us. We were delighted that you guys were our Captain/First Mate/Chef.
-Glen & Sharon
National City, MI

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for such an amazing trip! We couldn't have asked for such a better Captain & Chef. We enjoyed every minute. Can't wait to sail with you again!
-Chris & Sham
Las Vegas

Ben & Michelle,
Thanks for another trip of a lifetime!!! We had the most amazing time aboard Excess! I'm ready to do it again! You took amazing care of us! Food, drink and sun in the fun!
David & Janice
Brentwood, TN

New Years 2019/2020

Dear Ben & Michelle,
Where do we begin...can we just start his amazing trip on Excess with the two of you all over again? Starting 2020 with you made for the best New Years day ever. Beyond! In every way. Dolphins (4) leaving our way to paradise to way too many passion fruit orchids...but who is counting? Scuba diving with sharks, over indulging in Michelle's amazing meals and the best hospitality with you two. You saved us on a daily basis with the perfect remedies to insure our trip was beyond our highest expectations. We loved every minute and hate to leave. Ben as captain, was the best we have ever had on a cat in the BVI. (This was our third we know a stand-out!) Thank you for every minute. We can't wait until next time! You 2 have huge hearts and made Excess feel like home. Thank you

Marty, Megan, Lily & Isabel
Greenwich, CT

Christmas 2019

Dear Ben & Michelle, we had the best week on the Excess!! You guys are an incredible team. Michelle, you are the best cook ever. We will fondly remember all the incredible dishes you served us. Ben, thanks for being an awesome Captain and keeping our family safe on the seas. We will never forget your wishes and you for the New Year!

Thank you for an awesome week on Excess! You guys are an incredible team! I won't forget the delicious meals and fun water sports. What a time! Thanks for everything

Thanks for an awesome, relaxing, and DELICIOUS week! We will always remember these experiences, endless peach mojitos, and Sarabeth's pina coladas! Sorry for the constant bombarding of questions; you guys are great!
-Gabby & Melissa

Thanks so much for making this trip so wonderful/fun. I had such great food. You really are professionals. Many fun times in the water and great sailing experience, I value your dedication you guys have for Excess! I'll never forget! Hope to see you soon! I will miss your pina coladas!

November 2019

Dear Ben & Michelle,
Thank you so much for hosting and cooking and dealing with our crazy audibles. It was an incredible vacation. Once in a lifetime. Please come to SF soon. Thank you again for an amazing & unforgettable trip. We will miss you and EXCESS!

Bob AKA Google Bob

November 2019

You guys and this incredible yacht checked an item off my bucket list that I didn't even know was on it!! The most amazing and memorable boat trip of a lifetime. Thank you will never seem to be enough. One day again soon..
Christina & Elen

November 2019

Dear Ben & Michelle,
From meeting you guys at BEYC ti the best libation ever with great friends was the week of a lifetime. Everything was better than we expected! See you in California!
Bob & FS

November 2019

Ben & Michelle,
"Thank you" hardly seems sufficient, but I suppose it is a good start. This trip started as just a big dream that I wasn't sure we'd be able to pull people together for. The fact that my friends and family indulged me for my bucket list 40th birthday celebration is not something I take for granted.
Everything about this trip was amazing. I truly do not think it could have been any better. The boat itself is obviously beyond beautiful...but to be honest it's the two of you that make Excess so special.
We will never forget the kindness and personal care you showed each one of us. You two were made for this and we not only hope to do it again some day, but to do it again with you both.
Thank you for your hard work, your special hearths, your amazing talents...and the best trip we could've ever asked for!

Love your biggest fans & friends for life,
Lauri & Chad
Brandon & Nikki
Mike & Kelly
Troy & Kris

June 2019

Dear Ben & Michelle,
We really cannot thank you enough for rescuing our vacation! What a great vacation it was! You both helped to make this week all we had hoped it would be! Thank you for your patience, accommodation of even the slightest request, and mostly for the sweet friendship! Lucy and Andee will always remember this time, as will Shawn and I. We wish you both much success and happiness in the coming years and hope to sail with you both again soon! Best anniversary ever!

Stephanie, Andee, Shawn & Lucy

Captains of the Year

Ben & Michelle-

Words can't even begin to describe our experience on Excess. The boat is absolutely gorgeous! From the moment we boarded we were welcomed warmly, and it continued throughout the entire trip. Your hospitality was beyond amazing, Michelle - the food was seriously delicious, and you were wonderful dealing with a variety of tastes! As Sarah said "the best cheesecake in the world!' Thank you both for being warm, kind & patient. You are truly amazing at what you do and we honestly could not have asked for two better people to make our vacation beyond memorable. We can't wait to come back!!

Emily, Michael, Sophie & Sara

June 2019

Ben & Michelle-

Where to begin... the week has been so very special and fun for our family!! Your hospitality and kindness from day one helped our family settle in and relax immediately! This has been the most relaxing and peaceful vacation ever just watching all the sunsets and cruising along from island to island@ The snorkeling spots were amazing with the most beautiful and colorful fish and sea turtles. Thank your for creating such an incredible diving experience and the really cool lobster eating!

The week of allowing bananas on the boat will never be forgotten by us or you I'm sure!!

Thank you for the many firsts and great memories that surely our family will remember for a lifetime.

Please get in touch if you are ever this way. We would love to treat you both to some mid-west hospitality!

Hopefully we will meet again, but until travels!

All the best,
Tom, Toni, Tyler, Taylor, Trevor & Tanner.

June 2019

Ben & Michelle,
Thank you for all the incredible adventures, experiences, fun, laughter & memories created on this amazing week. You both have made our vacation extra sweet an special. You've become friends! We look forward to our next journey with you next summer and you are always welcome to come visit us in Big Sky.

All our love,
Tracie, Chris, Kylie & Jaiden

May 2019

Ben & Michelle,
What a week! Thank you for being so incredibly hospitable and helping to make this a trip of a lifetime. We will never forget the experiences we shared with you and the memories created on AND off Excess. There were a lot of firsts! Ben, thanks for going night diving for Meg's cellphone, and for teaching us all how to scuba dive! Can't believe we saw a frog fish, or that you and Tyler saw that octopus! We were beyond impressed with Michelle's cooking, it was absoutly delicious! We snorkeled through caves, swam off cliffs, saw extraordinary sunsets, and we will never forget any of it. You both have not only been amazing hosts and guides, but you have also become friends and we look forward to staying in touch. We will miss you!
Katie, Tyler, Meg, Ricki + John

5 stars!

We chartered Excess for a week. All seven of us agreed it was the best vacation that we have had. Our group was adventurous and the crew on Excess showed us things that we would not have normally seen. We snorkeled a 150 year old ship wreck, jumped off rocks, hiked on the islands and much more. We hit 11 islands in the week and never felt rushed. The food and drinks were outstanding as well. I am typically a picky eater but all of the meals prepared were amazing. Anything we needed Ben and Michelle were there before asking. I highly recommend chartering with this crew!

Grateful and Appreciative

Our weeklong cruise to celebrate Amy's 60th birthday came with many unexpected gifts: family, camaraderie coral reefs with exotic fish, sting rays, sea turtles and dolphins, hiking and snorkeling to curious ruins, excursions to local-establishments and a variety of water activities to happily keep us in the Caribbean for hours.
But it is your hospitality, your exceptional meals, your attentiveness, you companionability and your willingness to indulge us in all of our requests that made this trip memorable for a lifetime. We are grateful and appreciative.
Until we meet again, travel well our friends of the sea!

Our Time on Excess Was Truly Special

Our time on excess was truly special. You both took such good care of our family and for that we thank you very much. The meals were delicious! The tours of the BVI's spectacular!....each bay became our new favorite. Ben having you in the water snorkeling with us made it all the more fun - thank you for sharing your BVI world with us.

You Two Were Certainly The Highlight!

We have traveled the world and discovered our favorite place - under the sea! thank you for taking us to special reefs and sharing your knowledge of fish and flora. Ben, we loved watching you free dive and point to the unusual. We appreciate your patience, especially when rescuing Owen off the coral reef. Michelle, we loved your warm welcome and excellent meals. Your wonderful food was the start and end to each special day. When we look back on this trip, you two are certainly the highlight!

Thank you!

Thank you for hosting us in your lovely home and showing us around the neighborhood. Your gracious hospitality made me feel comfortable and welcome. I don't think I could have asked for anything more during this trip, except for maybe a whale sighting! May all your seas be calm and your journeys safe.

So many adventures!

We chartered Excess for a week. All seven of us agreed it was the best vacation that we have had. Our group was adventurous and the crew on Excess showed us things that we would not have normally seen. We snorkeled a 150 year old ship wreck, jumped off rocks, hiked on the islands and much more. We hit 11 islands in the week and never felt rushed. The food and drinks were outstanding as well. I am typically a picky eater but all of the meals prepared were amazing. Anything we needed Ben and Michelle were there before asking. I highly recommend chartering with this crew!

The fun never stopped

From the moment our trip began on Excess we have laughed, smiled, screamed (in a good way) and enjoyed every moment of our week. We all have collective favorite memories as well as individual moments and experiences that will stay with us for many years to come. Ben and Michelle are excellent hosts and awesome people! Their friendship will remain long after the delicious food, stories and spectacular views begin to fade.

April 2018 - Louisville, Kentucky

Singularly Wonderful!

We had the most amazing time on Excess! Ben & Michelle made it a singularly wonderful experience! The open sea and wonderful coves made it an extraordinary journey. Ben led us on some wonderful snorkeling excursions, including the most amazing dive off of St. James island. We saw loggerhead turtles, sting rays, triggerfish, cow fish and a black tip reef shark.

Michelles meals were so enjoyable. She killed it with the chicken curry, tuna poke bowl and soba noodles.

My family and I are so thankful for the generous hospitality and graciousness!

March 2019 - New York, New York