Yacht Charter ISLAND TIME By Leopard
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Mick, your Captain, grew up in a boating family in Southern California. He started water skiing and sailing at a young age. He started operating charter boats in 1990, running boats that did whale watching trips,diving trips and fishing trips out the San Francisco, California area. In the late 1990’s, he added sailing trips in the same area. He later started sailing down the California coast, and along the Pacific coast of Mexico, including the Sea of Cortez. He was introduced to the Bahamas, and the Caribbean about the same time. Before long, the Caribbean had a hold of him, and he started sailing seasonally in St Lucia, the Virgin Islands, and around the Bahamas, in addition to three seasons in Mexico. He finally sold his boats on the west coast, and is now able to sail in the Virgin Islands year round.
As may be apparent, Mick’s passion is boats, and showing people new and exciting things on, under and around the waters of a beautiful area.
Sher, your 1st Mate & Chef, has a wealth of experience on charter boats having worked sailing, motor and diving charter vessels. She is originally from the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, but loves the sea. She is an Air Force Veteran and is very well traveled having lived in Europe, South America and the Caribbean and traveled far beyond. She now makes the water her home on S/Y Island Time!
Sher looks forward to ensuring her guests have a wonderful experience in all areas of their holiday: sailing, exploring the gorgeous island beaches, snorkeling, paddle boarding and other water sports, relaxing with island beverages, learning about the beautiful islands and more! To add to their experiences, she serves a delicious array of meals, snacks and beverages!
Catamaran Island Time and co-captain Sher "rescued" guests from another charter yacht suffering a beak down in late January, 2020, and the charter broker said after chatting with the guests post-charter:
- Clients could not say enough positive things about the new captain and the last two days — It was exactly what they wanted and ended on a high note!
- Boat was pristine, food presentation was fabulous—clients helped Sher wash dishes! — which they offered and were happy to do so.
- New captain was female and 60, but they said she was in amazing shape and just fell in love with her! They are now all friends and Whats Apping daily.
Guests aboard ISLAND TIME New Years week 2019-2020 tandem charter wrote:
for a ISLAND TIME hosted a singleton guest for the 1st week of July, 2019, on a captained-only charter. The solo guest wrote:
Had an awesome time. I would recommend Mick to anyone looking for a great time in the islands.
Early February, 2019, guests with Mick and Sher wrote:
Island Time was everything (and then some) that we could have asked for! Mick and Sher were delightful, his captaining of the boat was superb, her cooking was off the charts sensational, their host/hostessing was perfect – we all gave it 5 stars! The St. Martin/St. Bart’s areas were beautiful – we got to snorkel with tortoises and sea rays and saw the green flash at sunset on our last night!
I can’t say enough about what a great time we had – thanks for putting us together with them.
Mid March, 2017 guests on ISLAND TIME said:
Mick and Sher made it incredibly convenient for us, picking us up at the dock, despite a late arrival and getting us out on the water quickly.
Our accommodations were wonderful. We had more space than we expected. The beds were comfortable; we were provided with attractive and clean towels.
The meals were fantastic. I remain amazed that Sher was able to create such good food in the galley. At every meal we had heathly, tasty meals, plenty of quantity, and variety throughout the trip. In particular, we had one member of our party with a wheat allergy. Sher prepared special meals for that person that were better than he gets at home. It was clear she put real thought into preparing meals without wheat that would still be delicious.
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New Years week guests aboard catamaran ISLAND TIME wrote:
• Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Mick and Sher were terrifically frendly and specially accommodating
• Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The yacht was perfect - everything was in top shape.
• Was the yacht well ventilated?
Inside and outside were very comfortable 100% of the time
• Was the food good and well presented?
OUTSTANDING!!! Sher exceeded our expectations 4 times every day.
• Did you like the area you sailed?
Awesome! We were playing and waking up in National Parks ... or better!
• Additional comments on your charter?
Mick Menigoz and Sher Turner were outstanding. Since Mick owns his own boat, he knows it and takes care of it better than your typical captain-for- hire. Their local knowledge coupled with knowing their boat can enhance your cruise by going to cooler places and/or doing different things than you could otherwise.
Sher's attention to detail, energy, and hard work make her absolutely the BEST. Her food was OUTSTANDING, and the presentations were terrific. We kept thinking "this must be a special meal", but then every meal kept on getting better and better.
They work hard to make sure your group gets to do anything and everything you can think of. You can talk to them about things you like and don't like, and their experience and local knowledge help them suggest the perfect time and place just for you. You can really come up with your ideal day, ideal week, or any special occasion - and they will work together to make it happen and exceed your expectations.
The Cain party
Overall Rating: 5 (5 being the highest 0 being the lowest)