Sneed Yacht Charters.
MARIAH PRINCESS III GUESTS COMMENTS
40th Birthday Celebration Charter
Where do we even start?
This has been a trip of a lifetime and the experience would not have been the same without you all. The patience, care and handholding made it epic.
This will alway be such a special trip celebration our boys 40th birthday. Hope our paths cross again. You are all amazing. Much Gratitude.
Thank you for an outstanding once in a lifetime trip. The food was outstanding, the cocktails were delicious and the service outstanding. We will definitely be back.
The most amazing trip celebrating the boys 40th.
Thank you for such a wonderful trip. We loved getting to know you all and sharing this slice of heaven in the BVIS! Lots of Love
Buddie, Chase, Stuart, Shannon, Brandon, Crystal, Jen and Ross
July 2023 BVI charter
AFTER CHARTER FOLLOW UP
Did you and your guests feel comfortable aboard S/Y MARIAH PRINCESS III? Yes, the boat was great, and crew made us feel comfortable the entire time
Was the yacht in the condition you expected and as it was represented? Yes, yacht was as advertised and had no obvious signs of wear. I think the photos online didn’t do it justice
Were the crew professional, and did they provide the level of service you would expect aboard a luxury yacht? The crew was professional and engaged with us as we got to know each other. Service was excellent
Was there anything exceptional about your charter or anything the crew did that would stand out? The food was exceptional as was the personal service including cocktail hour along with plenty of drinks and snacks throughout the day.
Was the itinerary what you had expected? Were there any locations or activities you enjoyed most or did not enjoy? The itinerary was perfect, particularly the more secluded areas we anchored
Is there anything the yacht could add that would make for a better yacht charter experience?. Jet skis would of been fun but no room for them on the boat
Would you say the food provided by your Chef met your expectations, could have been better, exceptional, or other? Food was exceptional as was the service and table set up
Would you charter this yacht again or recommend it for charter? We would charter again and recommend it highly
Jason, Jess, Simeon, and Lucie
The only way to become a true friend to the sea is to create your life to unveil it. Thank you for sharing your passion. You all have helped me reach a version of myself I didn’t know existed.
Jason, a gentle soul with an eye for details, even in the midst of the storm approaching we knew we would be 100% safe. The BVI is calm, and you made the trip peaceful.
Lucie, an extra special thanks for the morning Latte, beautiful heart in providing a lovely sea experience.
Jess, you are going places, a scientist and a chef in one. The time, energy, and creativity you brought to each meal blow us out of the water. Speaking of water, Simeon. I may never figure out your boat name, but I will never forget your spirit, a true seaman ( person), she, he, it. Thank you for becoming my friend.
To the crew of MARIAH PRINCESS, enjoy a moment to yourself, go after it! It really was the perfect storm…Krisy, Joshua Tree California
Our family is eternally grateful for such an amazing experience aboard MARIAH PRINCESS III. Your individual attributes were so appreciated!
Jason, depth of knowledge, confidence, and the way you put us at ease.
Jess, five-star creativity and artistic.
Simeon-absolute joy, Scottish storyteller, and wonderful guide.
Lucie- always smiling, brilliant cocktail maker, beautiful heart.
We will never forget this and you! We hope to come back to MPIII very soon to explore the hidden gems that are awaiting. Much love to you all, Peter, Shannon, Veronica, Evelyn and Auston
Early June 2023
Hold on! This is a long one :)
“Thank you for making this such a memorable week for our family! It was terrific!”
“Thank you so much for everything this week, especially for teaching us all so much when
answering our 100000 questions!”
“Cap, thank you for everything and keeping us all safe this week. An unreal week that I will never
“Sir Captain, appreciate all your hard work and brilliance this week. You knew all the spots and
activity to make this the best week ever! Not to mention, it was so nice to be able to put my life in
your hands. You were incredibly trustful and safe from the start, which goes a long way! Thank you
“Captain Jason, thank you for everything this week! It couldn’t have happened without you. Hope to
see you on the Mariah soon!”
“Captain Jason, thank you so much for everything you did to make this week so fun and special! It
was truly one of the best weeks ever! Appreciate you and all of the memories you helped us create!”
“You made our trip! Thanks for putting up with us. We can’t wait to facetime you!”
“Thanks for all the laughs and the movie and TV show recs! I’m adding them all to a big list and can’t
wait to watch. I wish you the best future hopefully with no Americans in it.”
“Sim buddy, you are the man. Thanks for everything and if you ever get a job opening for an
American let me know (xxx-xxx-xxxx). I will see you when I see you.”
“Simmmm Mate, the most interesting man in the world! Enjoyed every second with you and truly
appreciate all you did. I’ll be looking for you in the next James Bond movie.”
“Thank you for everything Simeon! You did everything possible to make this trip amazing! Thanks
for making us laugh constantly!”
“Thank you so much Simeon for making this week so incredibly special! You are one of the funniest
people and truly made the trip!! Thank you also for teaching me how to use the hydro foil!!”
“What can we say? The food was spectacular! You are a genius!”
“Thank you so much for your amazing creations/ideas all week! I think I gained 5 pounds… I truly
wish I was as talented as you.”
“Jess, I blame you for my weight gain!! The food was the best I have ever had. I will be missing it
thoroughly in the weeks to come. Thank you so much.”
“First off, can I bring you back to California? Jess, you outdid yourself and absolutely KILLED it
every meal. So thankful of you and your hard work!”
“Jess, thank you for making some of the best food ever! I can’t express how delicious everything
was, especially the chocolate chip cookies! You have such a great talent in the kitchen! Thank you
“Jess, where do I even begin!? Every single thing you cooked/baked for us was absolutely
AMAZING! Thank you for making the trip so special!! You are truly the best chef ever!!”
“You are an absolute delight! You are meant for this business, they are so lucky to have you!”
“Thank you so much for everything this entire week! So proud of you for leaving your boring old job
and going out of your comfort zone! You rock.”
“Lucie you worked so hard and I cannot thank you enough. The cocktails were awesome. Thanks
“Lucie, your cocktails were too good that every single one I have after this will suck. Truly
appreciate all your hard work with everything and making everything run so smoothly. Thank you!”
“Lucie, I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work constantly! Setting all the tables, making
your famous cocktails, and working your absolute hardest. Thank you!!! PS Love those piñas!!”
“Lucie, thank you for making the trip so special and fun! I admire your work ethic and appreciate all
you did for us! You truly make the best piña coladas!! ��”
“Jason, Jess, Lucie, and Sim,
Thanks for helping make great memories for our family and friends. I know it takes a great Crew for
this to happen and you all were Great!!! The only complaint is the extra pounds… Thanks, Jess!!!
Big Hugs and Big Thanks,
January 19th 2023
To the lovely crew of MPIII
What a wonderful group of people you are! You have made our time onboard so very special. We are leaving with full bellies and many fantastic memories.
A trip of a lifetime! Thank you for the delicious food, hospitality and safety. We will be back.
New Years 2022
Simeon, Jason, Kim, Lucie, Robert
Thank you. Thank you for an incredible journey on the Mariah Princess III!
Not only did we ring in the New Year with all of you, but we also celebrated a birthday in style ( It’s wonderful. It’s wonderful!”) Also, thanks for introducing our kids to life on a sailboat in the BVIs! Lots of new adventures will be fond memories going forward.
And Kim! Thank you , thank you, thank you for the delicious meals ( all of them) that rival any Michelin top starred restaurants! Not to mention the special attention to the many food allergies we brought with us. Your amazing talent enabled us to satisfy the “foodie” in us safely and without incident. We love you!
While the boat is special you 5 made this trip amazing. Robert chaperone and drone skills, Simeon’s soft-spoken leadership & quick wit, Kim’s beautiful heart and amazing culinary skills, Jason’s uncanny ability to fix anything and talent at getting all of us to engage with new water activities and Lucie’s precious heart, intent to learn and communicate with us in English, talented bartender and decorator for all our festivities!
You are a special crew! Thank you for a trip of a lifetime. Much Love and Happy New Years
Mike, Mary Dee, Cameron, Madison, Redmond, Chip, Lyn
Dear Mariah Princess III Xmas
Thank you all for an amazing birthday trip around the BVI’s! A first but hopefully not a last experience of catamaran sailing! Your hospitality, food and drink all offered with kindness and professionalism much appreciated
Thank you for extra consideration for Laura, so good to know we were in safe hands at all times ( Loved the snorkeling- thank you to Simeon for your thoughtfulness making if especially safe for Laura and I with your company. Thank you Kim for all the meals which were scrumptious and catered for Maddie so well too. Thank you for Lucie, Jason and Robert for all the background, many chores especially bed making and keeping our cabins.
You are so calm and professional and nothing was ever too much. Our holiday with you all as the crew was what made it so good. Here’s to 2023 and all it holds for you all. Much hugs and huge thanks, Charlotte, Aerwyn, Atticus, Scout, boo and Maudie
Late November 2022
Simeon, Jason, Kim, Robert, Lucie
Thank you so much for making Buck's 60th birthday celebration so special. The service, and hospitality were 2nd to none.
All of the meals and drinks were amazing!
Thanks to the whole crew for putting up with all of the overserved late night partiers.
Kyle will be sure to pay Jason for his "spot on" diagnosis of his "3 stages of Kyle"
Thanks for everything, it was unforgettable trip of a lifetime. Cheers
Mo and Buck, Lauren and Christina, Lexi and Ben, Jill & Kyle
And to the broker:
How was your overall experience?
We had a great time.
Did the crew live up to your expectations?
Yes we really enjoyed all of them. They were very accommodating and fun!
How would you describe the food and drinks?
Excellent excellent excellent! A lot of food for sure. We aren’t 3 big meals a day. Everything was great and Kim and Lucy were so interesting to talk with. We still want some of the recipes from Kim!
Were you involved in planning the itinerary?
I think the weather pretty much determined where we could go.
What did you like most about your charter?
Easiness of each day, not having a plan of go, go, go. Just very relaxing.
Can you give me any hints as to how I can provide my clients with an even better experience?
Hmmm it was pretty perfect!
Is there anything in particular you wish you had known in advance?
We definitely could have packed less! I brought 3 pairs of sandals and really only needed 1!
August 6th, 2022
Kevin, Nicole, Zara, Scottie
First-all killed it!! Great adventure Captain, food was over the top, just the way we like it. Zara was always ready to fill out cocktail glasses and Felix always eager to help. It was the best time a day could ever spend with his 3 daughters. Thank you for that! And to have and share this with my amazing girlfriend and two best friends, well, it just doesn’t get any better! Thanks again, and I hope for calm seas and the wind is always blowing in your direction. Roger and the Girls
Wow, Wow, Wow, this trip was amazing. Cheers to the crew for making such great memories for us. Dianna Grace
I can’t put unto words how amazing this trip has been and it’s all thanks to you. We couldn’t have been given a better group of people to join us on this journey. You’ll be very missed, but we certainly remember you and this trip for a lifetime. Wishing you all the very best. Chantal.
Thank you so much for such an unforgettable experience! Our first time in the BVI will be hard to beat. Thank you for the amazing food, laughs, memories, and smiles. We wish y’all the best on the many adventures to come! Ginger
This has been the best trip I have ever been on! I have eaten the best food sailed with the best crew and made the best memories. Wish Y’all the best. Spencer
June 19th, 2022
Our family can’t thank you enough for our wonderful trip around the BVI’s. This was our first catamaran trip and you have exceeded all expectations. Kevin- you’ve made us feel safe the entire time, and you have been the perfect tour guide. Even on an abbreviated trip, I feel like you did a perfect job of directing us to the highlights. Nicole, we have you to thank for the extra 5 lbs we are going home with! Your food has been amazing-no need for finding restaurants off the boat-your cooking was far better. And Diane, I can’t say enough to thank you for all our chats! I’ve loved getting to know you. And your bartender skills are on point! You made us feel immediately at home. The MARIAH PRINCESS is lucky to have this crew. We hope to sail with you again.
Scott, Jeni, Anna, Beth & Mary Katherine , Bay, Miller
June 5th- Virgin Islands
Captain Kevin, Chef Nicole and Stewardess Jennifer
Thanks for an amazing trip to the USVI. It was fantastic in no small part due to your efforts, from great recommendations to planning the exceptional food. It was always top-notch. Best of luck with your next long sail and new team member, and wherever life takes you both.
You are formidable hosts, and you created a fun environment well enjoyed. Thanks for all the extras, the food, and the relaxing atmosphere. Everything was top-notch! Good luck, and we hope our paths cross again. And of course, thank you for celebrating our anniversary in such an amazing way. And, of course, we didn’t mind explaining all the jokes to Kevin!
Thank you all so much for an incredible week! We all had an amazing and relaxing time and are so grateful for your kindness and all of your help in planning this trip. The food, atmosphere, and activities were all incredible! And thank you for helping to celebrate my birthday and parents' anniversary in such a special way. Good luck with your next trips, and hope to meet again.
Thank you very much for taking very good care of us, it was above and beyond our expectations. We learned a lot about cocktails, the food was amazing, and the service was great. We loved the sailing part and will next forget this. Thank you!
Ronald, Jeanette, Lizzy, Bart, Abby, Leon
Captain Kevin, Nicole and Bia,
How blessed we are to be able to experience an occurrence, an event, or a moment in time that changes our lives dramatically forever.
This is the case with an excursion on the Mariah Princess III. And no doubt the crew gave everything they had to ensure our with them and will be the creation of memories that will be with us forever!
We couldn’t ask for anything more…and certainly moire than we expected.
Wishing the crew Smooth Sailing , Anthony and Wendy
This was our first boat trip. We had no idea what to expect. Needless to say, the three of you made this a trip of a lifetime. The quality that jumps out at me in your gracious and generous spirit. Each of you are warm, caring, and loving. It comes through in what you say and how you treat others. So thankful for this experience.
Thank you so much for an amazing trip around the BVI’s. As our first time on a boat trip, this trip highly exceeded our expectations. Your attention to detail and selfless service was over the top. The food was Michelin Star worthy!! We will never forget you guys and this amazing trip! Thank you Kevin, Nicole and Bea. Miss you already!
Great People and great food called for an incredible experience. Thank Y’all so much for making this trip spectacular. Going to miss “big Cap Kev”, Nicole AKA female “Bobby Flay” and of course my Portuguese friend BEA- Juanito
Thank y’all for making this trip for our family a trip of a lifetime. Everything exceeded our expectations. Be Blessed
Sorry, we took up 3 pages, but we just wanted to thank you for such an amazing trip. Y’all are such wonderful people, this trip was so special because of you guys: Kevin, Nicole, and Bea. Thank you for such a memorable trip. We will miss you dearly. Have a blessed Safe Year, Hope to see y’all soon.
Wow, where to start with Mariah Princess!! We had an incredible trip. The boat itself is beautiful. The master bedroom cabin was very spacious and offered Mike and I double sinks and a walk-in closet…pretty spectacular for boat living.
The other bedrooms were perfectly sized for our kids and nephew. We loved hanging out on the back of the boat. Aside from socializing around the great teak dining table, there were numerous cozy sofas and loungers back there to enjoy the sun. The boat had a fantastic flybridge area too which was a great spot to take in the views as we sailed. It also had an awesome hot tub! The tender was a fabulous boat too.
But the best part about Mariah Princess was definitely the crew!!! They went above and beyond to make sure our trip was memorable. Capt Kevin made sure to communicate our plans each evening and was very approachable and informative. He was always willing to help and accommodate our desires on the trip. He even took my son out on the tender for boat driving lessons (Peyton has his boating license). His first mate, Julio, was the nicest guy! He was the first to jump up and agree to take my kid's wakeboarding, snorkeling, or tubing. He also did a hike with Mike and me in St Thomas. Simply an awesome guy!
Our chef, Nicole, made dish after dish of amazing food, with a smile!! We ate so much and loved it all. She was super accommodating to my daughter too, who can be really picky.
And finally, Cat….our stew. She was sincerely the best we could have asked for! She was kind, wonderful with my kids, knowledgeable, helpful, funny, and made everything about this trip better. She, along, with Julio, taught my kids how to wakeboard. Their patience and encouragement pushed my kids to success out there. It was awesome.
She also did a one-hour morning yoga session for the girls one day which was out of this world. My daughter cried as we left the boat and mainly to be leaving Cat!
As you can tell, we loved it! The change in boats was meant to be. If we had to make any recommendations for improvement, there aren’t many….and these suggestions are very minor. Maybe have some round noodles on board and possibly a large inflatable for more than one person to chill out on. (These are coming! note by crew)
Cheers to the Mariah Princess Team for putting together our gorgeous sailing adventure in the USVI... in less than one week!
When you are ready to Sail... Go! Go! Go! .. especially during this difficult time of Covid and travel restrictions, The Mariah Princess was absolutely pristine
about protocol and we joyfully and safely met the superb Mariah Crew in St. Thomas. Captain Kevin Gentles and his Crew, immediately set the tone for fun with their high spirited enthusiasm, professionalism and character! Their work ethic shining brightly anticipating our every need!!!
The boat is absolutely gorgeous... even more beautiful than the photographs. What a Lady she is.
I and my friends have sailed a lot in our lifetime and the Mariah did not disappoint. Captain Kevin took us on many a great sail! He and 1st Mate Nick,
found the most delightful places to swim, snorkel, kayak. Nick had us hiking, paddle boarding... always watching over us to make sure we were safe and having a great time.
Our Marvelous Steward; CAT.... was always there with a towel, a drink, and her very witty personality. We adored her! Her table settings were highly creative and elegant. She was highly professional and a joy to be around.
Chef KATE.... fed us with the most sumptuous meals. Many of us have dietary issues, which didn't faze her one bit. We were all completely well fed and happy!! Her cheerful personality and love of cooking was gratefully appreciated.
The only disappointment was the hot tub was not working. In all fairness, because I chartered her so quickly, there wasn't enough time to get it fixed.
Everything else was perfection.
I look forward to chartering her again and again.
Thank you Mariah Team for a terrific vacation!
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