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Turquoise Turtle Charters

St. Thomas USVI
United States
1-340-227-8927
turquoiseturtlecharters@gmail.com
www.turquoiseturtlecharters.com

Amazing time!

We just had an amazing time with Andre and Alison aboard Turquoise Turtle ! Both are fantastic hosts, experienced sailors and wonderful people; The food on board is delicious; Alison does magic in the kitchen and is also very flexible catering to various preferences of a family of 5 with 3 teenagers. We did great snorkeling, swimming or just enjoying the sunset with a PainKiller, Andre's specialty cocktail. We visited many highlights of the USV and BVI but with a sense of having built on our trip. Kids also had a great time on the boat, either relaxing with their music, swimming, padel boarding or just taking the time to have time ! Andre and Alison feel you belong to the family; the atmosphere aboard is really relaxed and easy going. We can only recommend the Turquoise Turtle experience. We hope to be back ! Corine, Arnaud

Amazing Adventure!

Amazing adventure aboard the TT. Andre, Alison and Lulu made us feel at home on the boat. Their knowledge of the BVI is outstanding. They lead us on the best snorkeling experiences that we have had in the BVI. They also provided wonderful food and drink during our 2 weeks on board. Do not miss Andre's Painkiller. They are the best in the BVI. Alison's bobotie for dinner is a showstopper. If you want to experience the best BVI has to offer book the boat for 2 weeks.

Best travel experience.

Personally, the best travel experience that is beyond words! We avoided heavy commercialized areas (at OUR request) and the outcome was surreal. Snorkelling over reefs that are hidden gems, hand feeding sting rays on a secluded island (that we basically had to ourselves to explore) kayaking the channels of a breathtaking mangrove, to name a few. Andre and Alison will overfeed you, lavish you with whatever beverage you request in advance, entertain you and provide the most indulgent of holidays. 

We loved Andre and Alison's desire to build your PERSONAL adventure! We were never on their schedule-the agenda is your wish list. Wow! We wanted "off the beaten path" and we visited restaurant/bars where everyone called us by name. But the icing on the cake is that we have made friends for life! (If you're lucky, you will meet Dani and John, but only if you're lucky). The trip started with a warm welcome and ended with treasured memories-and a tear (or two). We will be back! A THOUSAND star rating for the only holiday we have been on that was created for us!

We had an amazing trip with Andre and Alison! We spent a week aboard the Turquoise Turtle as a family, the best way to see the BVI’s, and everybody loved it. There were lots of fun outings with amazing snorkeling nearly every day, secluded beaches easiest to get to by boat, beach bars by dinghy, sounds better as the “rubba-duck” in South African speak. There also lots of activities aboard the boat when anchored in coves with kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and floats. And most importantly if you’re going to spend a week aboard a boat, you want your hosts to be friendly and kind. Andre and Alison were always happy and treated us extremely well. My kids really bonded with them as well, Alison was my youngest sons private snorkel guide at times! The food was amazing, even my pickiest child was commenting Alison should be a full time chef. Cocktails and wine always offered or ready upon request. One night we went to Willy T and they even volunteered to supervise the kids watching a movie so we could go be part of the nightlife at Peter Island. They also shared their photography with us at the end of the trip to add to our phenomenal picture collection because there are never enough pictures to capture such an adventure. This was our second trip chartering a boat in the BVIs, and having a couple manage the boat. It is by far the best way to enjoy your Vacation instead of doing it yourself. If you’ve never done it, you won’t feel cramped on this boat. Andre and Alison are now friends and I hope to do another holiday with them!

Had an amazing week with our family of five. Andre and Alison have great combination of local knowledge, sailing skill, amazing cooking capabilities and just fun personalities.

Alison cooked some 5 Star meals for us - including our occasionally hard-to-please Vegan daughter. Salmon sandwiches, shrimp linguini, BBQd steak, banana pancakes, and lots of healthy salads. And excellent evening cocktails.
They appropriately catered to our needs and desires, found amazing anchorages, and took us snorkeling in some very unique reefs. 
We used all the toys - such as SUPs, kayaks and knee boards. The boat was perfect for us - and very well maintained!

The owners of this charter create a fun, adventurous environment. I highly recommend a charter with Turquoise Turtle! They won’t let you down.​​

If you are looking for a great way to visit the Bahamas or other areas of the ocean check out the link below. They (Andre Stroebel and Alison Stroebel) are personal friends of ours and were our tour guide during our trip to the Exumas. Knowing all the hot spots. What a great time we had and a lot of our friends and family saw the pictures we posted. Check it out, contact them, you will have the best time! There is so much to see that a cruise ship to the Bahamas does not afford you to see and they can. Give it a look!

​OMG I had the best time ever cruising with Andre and Alison on Turquoise Turtle. Fabulous!! The food was amazing, never better!! Sailing with them was a true pleasure and I will do it again ASAP. Beautiful People!​

Great people, great catamaran and a definite adventure to add to the bucket list!

We have spent a lot of time with Andre and Alison on their former catamaran and to be sure, if you are looking for warm easy-going hospitality with a South African twist (that’s practically a tornado for the rest of the world) then you will find no better than these two and their new beauty the Turquoise Turtle. Come with an appetite for laughter and great food on the BBQ!

From the moment we boarded the Turquoise Turtle we knew we were in for the treat of our lives! Captain Andre and Alison are warm and welcoming hosts and crew. We felt immediately at ease with them and sensed that we were in very capable hands. Our time on The Turquoise Turtle was a dream come true. It’s a beautiful, well appointed boat. We loved all the attention to detail. Color coordinated from bow to stern...turquoise, of course! 

The berths are private air conditioned suites with their own port holes, hatches and heads and adequate space to store our personal goods. They even come with a sound system in case you need something more than the lapping water to lul you to sleep on the very comfortable queen sized bed. ;) 

Up on the bow, we discovered the perfect spot to sun bathe or just take a nap while suspended above the clear waters of the stunningly beautiful Caribbean Sea. The food provided made us feel like we were eating out of a 5-star gourmet galley! From their Signature Drink (A turquoise delight!) and the “Drunken Grapes” (an appetizer which preceeded one of our main courses), to the delicious finale, our dinners were accompanied by an ever-changing Caribbean sunset. The treat was to die for! 

Sailing, swimming and snorkeling in the amazing warm waters teaming with life (and yes, sea turtles!) was the experience of a life-time. We were given the option to participate in the sailing experience or just lay back and try to take it all in as the sails above billowed in the tropical breezes. All in all, for us, it was paradise found!

The Turquoise Turtle is luxurious, comfortable and the owners (Alison and Andre) are the kindest, most accommodating people you will ever meet. The Catamaran is beautiful, spacious and has all the toys you could ever wish for.  Alison’s cooking is incredible (we tried to recreate a few of her dishes when we returned home to keep the experience going!). 

Andre is a very VERY reliable captain. He knows what he’s doing and where he’s going. We felt very comfortable and it was obvious we were in good hands. This is something I hadn’t really considered when booking a charter.  When we were out on the boat, it was obvious that some of the captains on other boats had very little experience. That would have made me very nervous. We didn’t have to worry with Captain Andre! There is a cute kitty on board, she keeps to herself and is reclusive.​

The locations Alison and Andre suggested were unique and just stunning. We saw amazing sea creatures while snorkeling, Alison is an excellent guide and has a huge lung capacity! You should see her dive down and look under nooks and crannies for cool stuff – she’s a real life mermaid!!! They also took us to some incredible locations on land, I won’t give away ALL of their secret locations but I can tell you… they are definitely in the know!!

Our week on the Turquoise Turtle was truly the best thing we have EVER done, I am so happy we decided to book a charter and even more grateful that we had Alison and Andre as our Crew.  I cried for HOURS after we got off the boat – even though we went directly to a stunning villa, I was walking around crying my head off, it was such an incredible experience. Everything was so easy on the TT: would you like a towel, can I get you a snack, would you like a drink… no thinking, just unplugging and RELAXING. One thing to remember when booking a charter, you are on a boat for a number of days, you need to be with nice people, Andre and Alison are the salt of the earth, the kindest, most generous pair, you can’t go wrong with them!

Its been a month that we got off the boat and as I write this I am crying a little bit! I want to go back!!!!!!!!!

WOW - let me tell you, Andre & Alison at Turqouise Turtle know how to give you the trip of a lifetime! My family and I (5 of us total) were lucky enough to spend 8 days with them sailing around the USVI and BVIs. It couldn't have been a more fun or relaxing experience. 

Andre & Alison took care of absolutely every detail, while continuing to check in on how we were doing and what we were looking to experience on our trip. From the incredible meals that Alison made each day (I'm vegan and she STILL created the most impeccable menu for me!), to the fun activities that came with the boat (paddle boards, knee boarding, snorkel gear, kayaking), they truly thought of everything.

The boat & cabins are beautiful and impeccably clean & maintained. We never felt cramped with 7 of us on board together! But to top if all off, Andre & Alison know the areas like the back of their own hands. They brought us to all of the well-known sites to see, but even better -- they knew of amazing, secluded locations off the beaten path that we never would have found if we had sailed our own boat. The marine life, beaches, islands, and sunsets that we saw are all things I'll never forget in this lifetime. 

Do yourself a favor and book a trip with them ASAP -- it's wonderful for the soul.
Thank you both for the most magical trip!

Andre and Alison were absolutely incredible! We will recommend them to all of our friends and can't wait to go back for our next trip. No one in our group had ever done an overnight catamaran trip, but everyone agreed the experience was incredible. 

Andre incorporated everything we wanted to do into the itinerary, but gave us complete flexibility if we wanted to alter it. Alison completely spoiled us and provided wonderful meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They were just good people and so genuine in wanting us all to have a great experience. By the end of the trip, it felt like we were part of their catamaran family. We enjoyed their company so much that we insisted they join us when we went ashore for a drink or dinner. 

Andre also provided Painkiller drinks that were just as good as the ones at Soggy Dollar, where the drink was supposedly invented. When we snorkeled, Andre and Alison were extremely knowledgeable of the marine life and would always point out anything unique. 

We felt safe the entire trip and had no issues with anyone getting sea sick. We weren't sure if 5 nights would be too long on a boat, but we all agreed we could have easily done 7 or longer. They had bean bags and cushions on the front of the boat which made cruising to the various islands relaxing and comfortable. The beds were also very comfortable. 

The only issue we had was the rooms got a little warm when sleeping so Andre turned on the AC to fix that issue. You do have to be mentally prepared for tight quarters in the rooms so you do need to pack light. This was definitely one of the best trips we have ever taken! We were all talking about how much we would like for our kids to experience it - one day. 

This trip is an absolute must and Andre and Alison are the best!

I had no clue what to expect of the ship or the islands as I had never even set foot on a catamaran and had never visited the BVI. This was the trip of a lifetime! It just could not have been better. The Turquoise Turtle is an amazing boat. It is just the perfect size. We were in love with the bean bags on the front of the ship which are just perfect for relaxing and watching the amazing scenery. 

Andre and Alison are the most amazing people and make you feel so safe and at ease. They are also so fun to be around and we loved hanging out with them, having a few pain killers (Andre makes the best!) and playing fun card games. They guided our snorkeling tours as a few of us had not snorkeled before. That was so nice to have someone to show you the perfect places to snorkel and what we could expect to see. They have sailed all over the world and have so much knowledge to share! 

Alison is an amazing cook and we loved every single thing she made us. It made the trip even more relaxing that we did not have to worry about meals. I HIGHLY recommend sailing with Andre and Alison on the Turquoise Turtle. You will NOT be sorry!

Our Family had the most amazing "bucket list" trip with Allison and Andre! No small detail was spared. They took us to the most amazing places in the BVIs, they made us the most delicious and nutritious food (and my daughter is a vegan!), they snorkeled us through the best reefs, kayaked to the whitest sand beaches, led us through the coolest caves at the Baths, taught us hysterical games when the sun went down, and just when you think it can't possibly get any better, they hand you a cocktail! Their mascot kitty, miss Lulu, will make you feel at home and occasionaly take the wheel;) I was relieved that my 2 kids who are highly allergic to cats had absolutely no reaction- must be some special breeed, so no worries there! We all felt so spoiled, it really was a treat and we highly recommend this trip with Turqoise Turtle! We WILL be BACK! xoxo

We all had such an AMAZING time with Andre and Alison!! Our children absolutely loved the boat, and Allison was amazing with the kids! The food was awesome, the water perfect, snorkeling was the best ... it was an amazing experience, and our whole family had an incredible time!

Amazing experience You will not regret booking with Alison and Andre!! They were incredibly kind and knowledgeable. We felt ridiculously relaxed and refreshed spending time on the Turquoise Turtle!