EXTASEA 2

$10,000 - $16,500 / WEEK
EXTASEA 2
Cockpit Dining
Bow riders enjoying the trampolines
Lounging area in the cockpit
A forward queen guest suite
Aft guest suites
A forward guest head
Forward guest suite
Snorkeling the Caves
Kneeboarding
Diving the Rhone
Seahorses at Cooper Island
BBQing on the stern
The custom swim platform
Anchoring off Sandy Spit, Jost Van Dyke
Pirate party
Kayak in style
Fishing

Welcome to EXTASEA 2 BVI Yacht Charters EXTASEA 2 operates their BVI yacht charters out of Tortola. Beautiful Boat - 
Looking for an exotic getaway in Paradise? Let Mike and Lesley welcome you to EXTASEA 2, a luxury Owner-Operated Leopard 46 Catamaran, which was voted Cruising Boat of the Year. Relaxing Atmosphere
 - Enjoy your dream vacation in our Feel-at-Home friendly atmosphere, enjoying tropical drinks and fabulous food while you discover idyllic bays, white beaches, and beautiful islands. Endless Activities - 
Snorkel in crystalline waters, SCUBA dive tropical reefs and famous shipwrecks, or partake in the various water-sport thrills, or simply relax and get a tan while your personal chef and skipper spoil and pamper you. Flexible Itininary
 - A BVI itinerary is extremely flexible and the cruising grounds present a myraid of opportunities. Let us show you a good time in the islands. There's an array of exciting things to do within the islands,and a range of fabulous Caribbean beaches to enjoy, each with its own special character and vibe. Together with your skippers advice, we will plan a holiday of a lifetime according to where your wishes and the weather takes you.

QUEEN PORT AFT
QUEEN PORT FWD.
QUEEN STAR FWD.

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2017
YACHT
LENGTH
46 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
3
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
6
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$10,000
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 3
Electric Heads: 3
Engine Details
Yanmar 4JH4E 54hp x 2 Northern Lights 9kw
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 25 Feet
Draft: 4.5 Feet
Pax: 6
Refit: 2017
YearBuilt: 2009
Builder: Leopard
Engines: Yanmar 4JH4E 54hp x 2 Northern Lights 9kw
JetSkis: No
Flag: British Virgin Islands
SatTv: Yes
RegNum: 748271
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
Camcorder: Yes
Books: + 20
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: 40 Gal per
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Yes
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: None
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 220v
Water Maker: 40 Gal per
Ice Maker: No
Sailing Instructions: NO
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: Yes
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 13' center console RIB
Dinghy hp: 40 HP
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: 1
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: 2
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: 4
Swim Platform: yes - 2
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): aft
Sailing Dinghy: NO
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: 4 RODS
Rods: 4 rods
General Diving Info
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Diving Costs information
$50 per person per dive for certified divers.
Captain
Michael Blamey
Nation: U.K.
Born: 1959
License: YACHT MASTER OFFSHORE
Languages: ENGLISH
Years Sailing: 5
Chef Mate
Lesley Blamey
Nation: SOUTH AFRICAN
Born: 1959
Years Sailing: 5
Warm and friendly, Captain Mike and Chef Lesley Blamey will spoil you with true South African hospitality. From the moment you step aboard, you will feel at home in the comfortable and beautifully appointed Extasea2. They grew up together, in the Sub Tropical coast of KwaZulu Natal, and the ocean and watersports have always been a big part of their life. They traveled extensively meeting new people and making friends around the world, and enjoying the cultures and cuisines of the world, and decided that once they sold their National Transport Company, and the children had graduated and left home they would pursue a more relaxed lifestyle sharing their love of the ocean, water sports, traveling, meeting new people, enjoying their cultures and cuisines and making new friends.

Mike is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster with over 50,000 sea miles under his belt. Together they have sailed and explored the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It gives him great pleasure to assist a total novice in getting up and sailing with a little guidance and encouragement. He is also a qualified Padi Dive Master, and will happily assist certified divers on planning their dives and accompany them as their guide. As an accomplished water-skier, and surfer he will soon have you up and riding on your water sports of choice. He is very competent in maintaining and running all aspects of his yacht. His warm and giving personality, love of life, sense of humor and honesty make him a great captain to sail with. His "generous" barman's skills and great tales will have guests laughing into the night. He's also a great DJ.

Lesley is a certified diver, and with 45000 sea miles logged is also proficient at the helm and in all crew aspects.
A great cook - who's skills in the galley will delight you. Her wonderful cuisine, reflects favored dishes from around world, varied and beautifully presented.
A true Piscies, you'll find her in the water as as much as on it. She will happily take you on guided snorkeling safaris, pointing out all the varied corals and fish found in the beautiful Caribbean waters. She is a natural earth mother, who enjoys children, is fun, easy going, helpful and resourceful. She will happily play surrogate "granny" to the kids, keeping them entertained and happy while you enjoy a scuba dive or a visit to one of the fabulous beach bars or restaurants on the islands. From the moment you board EXTASEA 2 she will make you feel relaxed and at home, while making sure your every need is attended to.

Mike and Lesley have been happily married for 40 years. Their friendship, respect and happiness together makes them a great team, and they look forward to giving you a holiday of a lifetime.

You will meet them as their guests and leave EXTASEA 2 as their friends.

***BABIES: ExtaSea is happy to have babies aboard!!

****CREW IS FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19****

                                                                    

The food on EXTASEA2 is delicious ; freshly cooked, healthy and well balanced.  Having traveled extensively, Lesley brings you varied and favorite dishes from around the world.
She is able to cater for most dietary requirements, and personally follows a Gluten-Free diet.
All menus are individually planned according to guests  requests and dietary preferences.
This is a small selection of some of her mouth-watering dishes.

BREAKFAST
Served with fresh chilled fruit juice, tea or freshly brewed coffee
fresh fruit platter or smoothie, muesli or cereal with yogurt -served daily with 

*Eggs Holandaise with Crispy Bacon on toasted English Muffins
*Banana or Blueberry Pancakes with Honey bacon on the side.
*Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon, fresh dill and grilled tomatoes on Toasted Bagel
*Omelete with your choice of fillings, bacon, herbs, mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes
*continental breakfast: fresh baked muffins,  cold meats, cheeses, pickles, assorted fresh bread, and assorted jams and spreads


LUNCH
light and delicious dishes, we add to and change according to the availability of the freshest seasonal ingredients.

  • Pan-seared Tuna with a lime pepper crust and wakhami salad
    * Spicy Caribbean Pork Tenderloin with sauted potatoes and fresh Island Salad
    * Barbecued Grilled Chicken Breasts, Black Bean Salsa with lime aiola served with cheesy quesidias
    * Smoked Salmon on a bed of fresh romaine lettuce, Avocado, dill and goats cheese salad with fresh baked bread
  • *Delicious Asian Steak Salad 
    * Tortillas. Build your own scrumptious tortilla, a selection of fillings including fish, chicken, beef, tomato salsa, cheese, lettuce, guacamole and sour cream.


SUNDOWNERS 

Captains Cocktail or choose your favorite 
Cocktail Specials – Pina Collada, Pain Killer, Dark n Stormy, Bushwacker, Margarita Classic, Caipirina or a ‘Virgin’ Cocktail which appeals to all ages.


APPETIZERS

  • Crab Cakes served with mango salad and spicy chutney
    *Scallops in brown sage butter 
  • *Grilled bacon wrapped Plantains stuffed with dates 
    * Spicy Butternut and coconut cream soup
    * Mediterranean platter*
  • Choice of  Thai peanut satays, spring rolls, prawn toast,  crispy coconut prawns 
    * Grilled Asparagus wrapped in Proccuitto 

DINNERS

Your nightly “Dinner Party” served in our spacious cockpit under star studded skies.
your choice of Wine, Ice water or ships bar,  to accompany the following:

  • Grilled Grassfed Beef Tenderloin with madagascan peppercorn sauce, pureed potatoes, asparagus
    and fresh arugula salad
    * Thai Jungle Curry Shrimp,  Jasmine rice and Asian marinated vegetables
    * Salmon Fillets poached in cream and caper sauce served on a bed of fettuccine noodles
    * Seared Ahi tuna, cilantro lime rice, stir-fried ginger pineapple with cucumber daikon
    * BBQ ribeye steak, loaded baked potatoes, steamed corn, fresh garden salad
    * Butter Chicken Curry, Basmati Rice, Popodums, sambals
  • *Shrimp Linquine
  • *Grilled Mahi Mahi with tropical salsa and coconut rice
    * Fresh Grilled Lobster, lemon and cilantro risotto and fresh mango salad

  • DESSERTS
    * Caribbean Rum Flambe Bananas with vanilla ice cream
    * Dark Chocolate Mousse
  • *Coconut Pannacotta with Blueberry coulis
    * Trio of Ice Creams 
    * Passion Fruit creme brulee
    * Frozen Lime and white chocolate torte with coconut crust
  • *Chocolate lava cake with vanillia ice cream

  • FAMILY MENUS – Suitable for the younger members of the family will be planned according to your preference sheets.
    * Hamburgers, * Macaroni and Cheese* Tacos* Chicken Tenders* Quesidillas* Lasagne

  • SHIP’S BAR
    Soft drinks, sodas, water, beers and spirits are available all day for your enjoyment on Extasea.
    Our Spirits include: Smirnoff Vodka, Gordons Gin, Johnny Walker Red Label, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Bailey’s, Jack Daniels, Cruzan Rum, Goslings Rum, Bacardi, Hennessy Brandy.
    Red and/or White Wines.    We also have a selection of liqueurs for after dinner.

 

A vacation that can’t be beat.
Aug 11, 2017, guest on Extasea wrote: My job requires that I travel quite a bit. So, I have had a chance to see a good part of the world and vacation as frequently as I am able to. There is no trip I have taken that even approaches this one. I spend a week on Extasea with Mike Lesley, and my 14 year old son on a “boys” trip before high school starts. Mike and Lesley are 2 of the most welcoming, lovely people you could ever hope to meet. Within a day on the boat you feel like family. Lesley could be a chef at a 5 star restaurant anywhere if that is what she desired – every meal was incredible and was tailored exactly to our tastes. Mike is a fantastic captain, who enjoys sharing his knowledge of sailing (and letting you participate if you want to learn). He is always looking to make each day what you want it to be as guests….we changed our itinerary 3 times during the week as the vacation moved along and Mike didn’t mind a bit. You can make this a “relaxing, lounge on a boat” vacation to one with kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, tubing, knee boarding, scuba diving (Mike is a dive master and knows the dive sites in the BVI very well) etc., or anywhere in between. My son and I walked on the boat knowing how unique this vacation was going to be. We walked off feeling like we had made 2 close friends who gave us the vacation of a lifetime. For us, its not a matter of “if” we will go again….its just a matter of “when” Jonraap, Salt Lake City, Utah
AMAZING
Mike and Lesley were tremendous in their hospitality and friendliness. We sailed the BVI’s with them for a week and it was truly a memorable trip. Lesley is a fabulous cook….we all went home a little heavier…. and Mike was the nicest host. You wanted for nothing on board during the entire trip. We had a great time snorkeling/diving, the cat is fully equipped, and the accommodations were spectacular. We sailed many times down in the BVI’s and we will certainly go back and spend some time on Extasea with the 2 of them. Sharon Piper, Long beach, Calif.
Best Holiday Ever
We had a brilliant time, it really was a very special holiday. We all loved it, including the boys, and at 16 and 13, that is not always an easily done! They really put Mike’s tender through its paces with endless wakeboarding etc. Mike and Lesley were absolutely great, very relaxed and perfect hosts. Lesley’s food was wonderful and Mike was just great and so patient with our endless activities. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Best Wishes, Kim
Guest Comments
Feb 17, 2017 – Guests on EXTASEA Kim W wrote: The customer service/meals we received the entire duration of our vacation was exemplary. Mike and Lesley welcomed us into their home and were an integral part of how well our vacation was, they never made us feel we were in their way, or were asking too much. They got to know us as people and shared their family stories as well. Lesley is an outstanding cook, the food was amazing and Mike was a great captain getting us to so many of the best locations within our 5 days. Mike has a great music library and isn’t afraid to turn up the volume and have some fun! Lesley brought us snacks at just the right time and both of them were laid back, yet on top of every detail at the same time. Ask Mike to make you a margarita, he makes a mean one!! It was truly the most fun and relaxing vacation of my life. Worth every Penny!! Id do it every year if I could. I miss Lesley already!! Book this trip now!! You wont regret it. Kim W, North Reading, Massachusetts
BEST CHARTER IN BVI’s
Jan 3, 2017 Fabulous New Year at Sea! This was our second time on Extasea and for obvious reasons it won’t be our last. Mike and Lesley do a superb job in seeing that everything is perfect down to the last detail. Lesley handled the menu and prepared goumet quality meals all while Mike handled the diving and recreation. Libations were as requested and plentiful. The only disappointment is when the trip ends as once you’re there you wish it could go on forever. From first class accommodations to beautiful scenery this is an experience not to be missed. V Jones Scottsville, Lousianna Lousianna
BEST CHARTER IN BVI’s
We have done several cruise ship and this was the first time sailing in a smaller environment. I don’t think we can ever go back on a Cruise Ship again. Captain Mike and his wife Lesley are the best and are lovely people to be around. The food Lesley made for us was first class. On top of sailing we went fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling everyday, SUPboarding, wake boarding and lots of good eating! We went island hoping and a lot of relaxing time. If you do the math and full the boat this is a better value than the big cruise ships. I recommend the Extasea catamaran highly and Mike and Lesley even higher!! Maurice C Guests aboard EXTASEA in mid March, 2016, wrote: Phenomenal! Spectacular! Magnificent! Memorable! The Best! Wateriffic! Beyond Fantastic! These are our thoughts about this trip. We have been so blessed to have you both as our crew. Too many pounds to take home but reflects Lesley’s meals from her small kitchen – Superb !! Thank you both for your hospitality and being so accommodating. You made our week in paradise very memorable. Sue, Beth, John, Rich, Ted and Sherry Guests aboard EXTASEA in early March, 2016, said: Jeri said: First, I can’t thank you enough for recommending Mike and Lesley Blamey and the Nova yacht charter. They were very fun and the perfect hosts–Mike gave the helm to my husband so he got his sailing fix, the meals were nothing less than superb, provisioning and accommodations outstanding, and the itinerary perfect with lots of flexibility for guest input. By the way, Mike has an amazing music library too. We were so pampered! This was indeed the vacation of a lifetime! Having said that, we’d all like to charter with them again for a second “vacation of a lifetime!” and will be in contact with you about that. Ingo said: This charter experience far exceeded my expectations. You clearly recommended to us the very best charter boat captain and mate. They are fantastic to say the least. Their attention to all of our desires, needs and wishes was superb. The food and drink selection was exceptional! Leslie could easily be a master chef at a top of the line restaurant. We still don’t understand how she could manage everything else in addition to exquisite cuisine. Mike instilled in all of us a quiet sense of confidence, solicited our input on daily decisions and provided us with outstanding recommendations when we were undecided. He did so with humor and consideration for all of our needs. He also handled the many boat chores with great aplomb and competence. As a competent sailor in my own right with decades of experience with much offshore sailing experience on our own 45 ft yacht I was very impressed at Mike’s sailing and yacht management experience. Nova is a delight with Mike and Leslie! We are contemplating a future charter with Nova next year. Wayne said: Peg and I echo Ingo’s comments – Mike and Leslie made this wonderful vacation even more special. The food, sailing, entertainment and general ambiance significantly exceeded our expectations! Mike even let Ingo take the helm for much of our true sailing! The rest of us were more than content to just relax.Thanks again for your wonderful recommendation! Tish said: Ditto from Fred and me. Honestly, we hadn’t done this before so weren’t sure what to expect exactly. However, for the price we expected a pretty amazing experience and Mike and Lesley really delivered. We were NOT disappointed! Mike and Lesley were so warm and welcoming and we connected with them quickly.We can’t say enough about the food, as you can see, and we were totally confident in Mike’s skills as a Captain. We had a bit of wind and chop on one or two days and we were never anything but totally comfortable.Our vacation was totally relaxing, altogether amazing, and we can’t wait to plan our next trip on Nova! THE WAVES – DONNA, CAREN AND ROSEMARY 22/01/14 – 29/03/14 Your gracious hosting isbeyond comparison. This week has been a wonderful (heartfelt) memory. Thank you for sharing thiscelebration and adding “vibey” excitement. This wasfantastic bliss! Chef Lesley = pleasecome to NYC and open a restaurant (make the world a better, happier place!!) The best vacation EVER!! You are masterful at your craft and the ultimate host and hostess! Our WAVES trip BVI 2014 will never be forgotten – including our last Dark n Stormy night. For me you are the yin & yang of the sea. Our 7 days upon Nova was and forever will be a beautiful shared experience for Catamaran aka Caren, Donasea aka Donna and Searose aka Rosemary May we meet again by landand by sea. T.SCOTT, VICKY, ABBY +SPENCER JONES 15/03/14 – 21/03/14 We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the fantastic scenery as much as the spectacular food and great drinks. The diving was phenomenal and all 4 of us appreciated your constant patience and consideration. We look forward to cruising w/y’all again soon. Your hospitality was awesome. We could not have dreamed of a better vacation with such wonderful, fun, lovely people. Thank you for everything – it has been great!! BILL + SHERI BOUCHER KEVIN + KIRSTEN GODLESKI PAUL + ELIZABETH GROSS 01/03/14 – 08/03/14 What a fabulous trip and vacation! We couldn’t have imagined a better experience. We loved getting to know you both – your family history, your boating history, you wonderful personalities!! The food was out of thisworld, as were the painkillers!! We are already thinking about our next trip with Y’all!! Luv ya lots! P.S. We so loved meeting all your South African friends! P.S.S. Can we be adopted as South Africans? THE CONTRERAS, TOPETES AND DAVIS – LA’S FINEST!! 29/04/15 – 06/05/15 Mike and “Muffy” – Thank you for hosting one of the most amazing weeks of our lives. The food was absolutely delicious. From the alligator wrestling to the endless fire fighting banter and three full moons over Extas-sea! We had a blast. Cheers!! MARK AND AUDREY, RICH AND ROSE WALKER, GREG AND HEATHER FRAUNHOFFER 12/04/15 – 19/04/15 You two have been amazing hosts! From the moment we boarded to this our last day, our time has been full of great food, fun, exploring, wonderful fellowship, laughter, exchanging stories and beautiful sites and vistas around every turn. Your expertise in guiding our experience here through the BVI is very appreciated from snorkeling to site seeing, to hiking, dancing, your advice for places to go and take in the best of BVI has been an experience we will treasure always. Bruno Mars and Farrel Williams have nothing on you two. Les you are truly a gourmet chef and Mike we never had a worry getting from place to place. You are both such quality human beings, we always felt welcome. Wonder cannot describe what an amazing trip – Had a blast! COURTNEY, MILES, MACLANE, LEIGHTON AND LIAM FARREL 02/04/15 – 11/04/15 Thank you for a fabulous vacation. We had an amazing time and loved getting to know you. The food was delicious! The snorkeling amazing. Each spot we visited will be cemented in our memories – just beautiful and a definite highlight was the watersports with Mike and the boys 360 competitions. We certain our paths will cross again. Lots of Love. MARK, APRIL, ZACK, MACKENZIE, MARISA AND ZOE BURNETT 26/03/15 – 01/04/15 Thank you for sharing your home with us. We wish our time here was longer. Such an amazing few days! The memories we created will stay with us forever, therefore you two will always be a part of our lives. Thank you for making us all fell so welcome, the wonderful food, the late night talks and letting Mark pretend to be Captain. We will be back some day!!! GREG AND KATHY KEENA, KAREN AND FRANK CAIOZZO, KIM AND CHRIS WHEATON 20/03/15 – 25/03/15 You have been the most gracious hosts. We enjoyed every minute, every meal, and every stage. Thank you so much for everything. We have wonderful memories and we’ll miss you two. The week went by in a blur, your have been the greatest of hosts. Lesley your meals were a phenomenon. Thank you both for a wonderful trip, wish it could have been longer! Going to miss you both!! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your stories with us. You will truly be missed – till we meet again SUE, BETH, JOHN, RICH, TED SHERRY – EVERSON CHARTER 11-03-15 – 18-3-15 Phenomenal! Spectacular! Magnificent! Memorable! The Best! Waterrific! Beyond Fantastic – These are our thoughts about this trip. We have been so blessed to have you both as our crew. To many pounds to take home, but reflects Lesley’s meals from her small kitchen – Superb! Thank you both for your hospitality and being so accommodating. You made our week in paradise very Memorable. RICHARD AND CHARLENE CROSSIN 22-2-15 – 1-3-15 If there is a heaven on earth I think the Extasea got us closest to it!! Thanks for a terrific week of great sailing, great food and great company. TIM, SUE, VIC, DENISE, SCOTT AND CRYSTAL – UFFELMAN CHARTER 15-2-15 – 21-2-15 Truly an amazing trip. Your hospitality was outstanding, food was exceptional. It was the best of everything. Thanks again for such a wonderful time. We will certainly use your services in the future. PATTY AND ALBERT SARDELLA 31-1-15 – 7-2-15 Thank you so much for a wonderful and memorable vacation! You both were so hospitable and warm! The food was exceptional and we really feel that you showed us the best of everything. We hope to return again soon! Thank you for such a worderful week! Everything was just wonderful. You certainly exceeded all of our expectations. Hopefully we can someday meet again in this place I call paradise Jack and Pam STEVE CRAWFORD + HEATHER MORRISBILL + ARIANE BERMAN DSC00778 (Large) 2-10-13 – 4-10-13 We had a BLAST!!! Great Snorkeling, GREAT food!! Great Drinks! Great Friends! Great Diving! Thank you for the BEST vacation of our lives!! We will be back Loved every moment MOLLY DEMPSEY AND JEFF GILBERT 21-6-13 to 29 -6-13 Didn’t know life could be this much fun!! Both of you made our trip more enjoyable than we could ever have imagined. Fabulous Boat, and Fabulous Food!! and the (booze) made everyday seem like true paradise. We do not want to leave. To anyone who ever is lucky enough to be a part of your lives on the boat or off, are very lucky people. We will be back!! Good Luck with everything Love Molly and Jeff MICHAEL AND MICHELE AREVELLO Arevello Family (Large) 3-6-13 to 8-6-13 10th WEDDING ANIVERSARY!! What a wonderful trip! We can’t thank you enough for the amazing food and generous hospitality. We will never forget this awesome time on the EXTASEA!! You made a mini captain out of Josh and a Mermaid out of Marley. We hope to do this again with you in the near future!! Maybe another anniversary With Love The Arevellos CREW/MONTES CLAN Crew Family (Large)10-5-13 to 17 – 5 13 Mike and Lesley Thank you so much for an amazing week . Everything from the food, to activities, to the lovely company was AWESOME!!It has truly been a wonderful experience I will never forget. I hope one day we will be able to join you again. – Kelsey I had a FABULOUS time!! I do not want to go back home This is definitely on of my favorite vacations ever and one I will never forget. Thank you so much for showing us around the islands. Every part of this trip was completely amazing!!! Thank you so much – Kaitland Thank you, I will take great pleasure in remembering this for the rest of my life. May the sun keep shining and the wind blow steady and maybe one day it will bring us back together – Colin Dear Dingy captain, and mooring ball hooker, thank you so much for the experience. The sights were amazing, the food absolutely delicious. Truly a once in a lifetime vacation – Caleb Ditto everything – Thank you – Tammy. DAWN, JOHN, WYNDOM AND SIERRA RICHTER 22-4-13 to 29-4 13Richter Family (Large) Thank you for a fabulous trip!! We had the time of our lives and memories that will last a lifetime! We cannot imagine a better Captain and Cook and tour guides. You are always welcome in the States! MC DONALD FAMILY 10/03/13 to 16/03/13. Mc Donald Family (Large) Mike and Lesley What can be said about the most wonderful week spent with our new friends. We’re enjoyed your and our cruise so much. Lesley you are a wonderful cook and we have enjoyed your meals so much. Mike, you have been a wonderful captain, bartender and inspiration to our boys. It has been a most memorable and special time spent here on the Extasea. Check the closets we may be hiding on board!! We will miss you, see you again soon!! Lots of love Donna, Stephen, Steve, Sean and Ryan MARCH 10 – 16/13 Mike and Lesley Thank you for the most incredible week in the BVI! You have been the most incredible host/friends – we exceeded our expectations by 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,003 times. Lesley you have been the most hospitable, awesome, down to earth host possible and I really hope you come to the Cape to make so more dark and stormy’s with us. Mike, you’re da man! Lesley, best cook ever!. Thanks so much Sean Mc Donald Boston EVA, KARL, WERNER + SABINE IMG_0342 (Large) 21/01/13 – 06/02/13 3rd time on the Extasea – and it just gets better everytime!! The last two week we felt like we are at home. We are now the undisputed record holders (in each category) – the Big 5D’s – Diving, Drinking, Dancing, Discussing and Diceing. Thanks for all – Great Diving, serving drinks and awesome meals, watersports and showing us the beautiful places of the BVI’s – But most of all THANKS for your friendship!! We will be back – See you again soon – ASAP!! Friends Forever. Eva, Karl, Werner and Sabine Vienna, Austria THE BAUER FAMILY 26/12/12 to 03/01/13 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Over the past week “Extasea” has become like a second home to us. It has been simply amazing getting to travel with you and experience so many new things. This has been and adventure we will never forget. Mike and Lesley, thank you very much for welcoming us on board your lovely boat. Thanks you for the great food and exceedingly good conversation. Thank your for sharing stories with us and your favorite snorkel places, and the diverse music, and letting us sail your boat. We certainly want to come back and see you again, and the rest of the BVI. Much love, sincerely, The Bauer family Calgary, Canada KATHRINE + CHARLES Charles Walters + Cathrine Pearce (Large) 16/11/12 – 24/11/12 Dear Lesley and Mike Thank you so much for a wonderful “8” nights!! We had such a fantastic time and loved the snorkeling, diving and watersports day! Your hospitality and warmth made us feel like family and we couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable stay. Lesley your cooking far exceeded our expectations and everything was delicious – thanks for going the extra mile for the “pescatarians”!!! Hope to see you both again soon back here on the Extasea. Much Love Katherine NYC PERLOSKI’S AND COGGINS FAMILY’S Coggins 6th – 13/04/13 We were hoping for the adventure of our lives. We experienced that and much, much more. We made close friends, saw beauty beyond words, and made memories for life. We all were constantly smiling happy, from the youngest (10) to oldest (66), which is a feat these days. We learned to snorkel and ski, and even a little about how to sail. Michael and Lesley were excellent guides, and the most gracious hosts. A five-star experience for all of us. It’s very hard to revert back to “real life.”
SAIL AWAY
This past February I returned from an absolutely exceptional vacation with my sweetheart and best friends. The six of us had the great pleasure of enjoying a week long charter onboard the catamaran EXTASEA. A sailing vacation through the British Virgin Islands would expectedly be delightful but this experience FAR exceeded expectations. Our experience began with meeting our captain and crew, Mike and Lesley, and the tone was quickly established. These two adventurers could not have been better hosts! Each was warm, friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, energetic, intelligent, and possessed of great senses of humor. They truly made the experience first rate from start to finish. The EXTASEA itself was very comfortable, and each of the cabins were clean, neat, and well lit ..just right for relaxing and gazing at stars through the open hatch. Mike and Lesley provided an excellent sailing itinerary but always solicited our input and made it clear that we had a say in where we might like to go. It quickly became clear however that trusting in their judgement was wise and well rewarded. Each day afforded pleasant sails, ample swimming and incredible snorkeling/diving is crystal clear waters coupled with breathtaking secluded beaches, lovely hikes, endless scenery and beautiful sunsets. Every day from the moment we arose we were all presented with in
Dec 27-Jan 03/13
Name: Mike Bauer Yacht: EXTA SEA with Mike and Lesley Blamey Charter Dates: December 27 - January 3, 2012 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Yes. Right from the first emails we exchanged through to our final day, Mike and Lesley were warm, welcoming, and always a pleasure to be around. 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Exta-Sea was not only clean when we arrived, but kept clean and organized the entire trip. Mike and Lesley have made many customizations to the yacht for increased safety and comfort and we very much noticed and appreciated these modifications. We would definitely charter with Mike and Lesley again. 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes, there were two fans in each cabin and hatches and screened portholes that could be opened. There was no need for air conditioning and we were comfortable. 4. Was the food good and well presented? Meals were consistently high quality and there was lots of variety from meat and potatoes to Samosas and Pad Thai. They exceeded our expectations and there was no fear of going hungry as generous portions were served. 5. Did you like the area you sailed? The pace, places we anchored, and amount of snorkeling was perfect for us. It was clear that Mike and Lesley seriously considered the information we provided and planned an itinerary to fit our wishes. They also made changes along the way to adjust to weather and were flexible. 6. Could we have helped you further in any way? Nothing comes to mind. 7. May we post this review on our website? Yes 8. Additional comments on your charter? Ellen listened to our expectations and was very helpful in suggesting yachts and crews that were compatible with our needs; she also personally communicated with crews on our behalf to clarify some of our questions. Ellen also provided information and help with regards to hotel recommendations, ferry routes to fit our schedule, and our general questions. The staff were very friendly and helpful with regards to payment processing, questions about insurance, etc.
NOV.16/12
Dear Lesley and Mike Thank you so much for a wonderful "8" nights!! We had such a fantastic time and loved the snorkeling, diving and watersports day! Your hospitality and warmth made us feel like family and we couldn't have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable stay. Lesley your cooking far exceeded our expectations and everything was delicious - thanks for going the extra mile for the "pescatarians"!!! Hope to see you both again soon back here on the Extasea. Much Love Katherine Pearce NYC 16/11/12 - 24/11/12
DEC. 26/12
Over the past week "Extasea" has become like a second home to us. It has been simply amazing getting to travel with you and experience so many new things. This has been and adventure we will never forget. Mike and Lesley, thank you very much for welcoming us on board your lovely boat. Thanks you for the great food and exceedingly good conversation. Thank your for sharing stories with us and yourfavoritesnorkel places, and the diverse music, and letting us sail your boat. We certainly want to come back and see you again, and the rest of the BVI. Much love, sincerely, The Bauer family Calgary, Canada 26/12/12 to 03/01/13
JANUARY 21/13
Dear Lesley and Mike 3rd time on the Extasea - The last two week we felt like we are at home. We are now the undisputed record holders (in each catagory) - the Big 5D's - Diving, Drinking, Dancing, Discussing and Diceing. Thanks for all - Great Diving, serving drinks and awesome meals, watersports and showing us the beautiful places of the BVI's - But most of all THANKS for your friendship!! See you again soon - ASAP!! Friends Forever. Eva, Karl, Werner and Sabine Vienna, Austria 21/01/13 to 06/02/13.
MARCH 3/13
Mike and Lesley Thank you for the most incredible week in the BVI! You have been the most incredible hosst/friends - we exceeded our expectations by 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,003 times. Lesley you have been the most hospitable, awesome, down to earth host possible and I really hope you come to the Cape to make so more dark and stormy's with us. Mike, you're da man! Lesley, best cook ever!. Thanks so much Sean Mc Donald Boston 10/03/13 to 16/03/13
The McDonalds
Mike and Lesley What can be said about the most wonderful week spent with our new friends. We're enjoyed your and our cruise so much. Lesley you are a wonderful cook and we have enjoyed your meals so much. Mike, you have been a wonderful captain, bartender and inspiration to our boys. It has been a most memorable and special time spent here on the Extasea. Check the closets we may be hiding on board!! We will miss you, see you again soon!! Lots of love The Mc Donalds.
March 30/13
Name: Jeff Perloski Yacht: EXTA SEA with Mike & Lesley Blarney Charter Dates: March 30-April 6, 2013 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Extremely. Mike and Lesley treated us like family, and extended every courtesy to make us feel welcome. 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Absolutely. The bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect size for our needs, and the yacht was always kept clean and neat. 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes. We could open and close windows as we wished, except when under sail (to keep the water out). The boat was always cool and comfortable. 4. Was the food good and well presented? Yes! We absolutely LOVED every meal...gourmet and wonderfully tasty! Lesley worked very hard to make every meal perfect for us, and presented with a flair. 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Captain Michael sailed a very encompassing route for us, to show us a lot of the islands. We loved them all! 6. Could we have helped you further in any way? No, we had all the information we needed for our trip, thank you. The travel guide was a great plus, Thank you! 7. May we post this review on our website? Yes 8. Additional comments on your charter? We were hoping for the adventure of our lives. We experienced that and much, much more. We made close friends, saw beauty beyond words, and made memories for life. We all were constantly smiling happy, from the youngest (10) to oldest (66), which is a feat these days. We learned to snorkel and ski, and even a little about how to sail. Michael and Lesley were excellent guides, and the most gracious hosts. A five-star experience for all of us. It's very hard to revert back to "real life."
April 2013
Name: John Yacht: EXTA SEA with Mike & Lesley Blamey Charter Dates: April 22-29, 2013 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Very much 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Impeccable 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes 4. Was the food good and well presented? Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner! 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Yes 6. Could we have helped you further in any way? no 7. May we post this review on our website? Yes 8. Additional comments on your charter? Mike and Lesley were fabulous guides and catered to our every desire. We had the time of our lives and would do it again tomorrow!
April 2013
Name: Richter Yacht: EXTA SEA Charter Dates: April 22-29, 2013 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? YES! 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Yes! 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes! 4. Was the food good and well presented? Yes! 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Loved It! 6. Could we have helped you further in any way? No 7. May we post this review on our website? Yes 8. Additional comments on your charter? We had the time of our lives and the best captain and cook (Mike and Lesley) I'm pretty sure in the world. We have already recommended 3 different couples to book a trip. They were so accommodating to our needs and fun to be around. We cannot wait to get back for the next adventure!
April 2013
Name: Richter Yacht: EXTA SEA Charter Dates: April 22-29, 2013 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? YES! 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Yes! 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes! 4. Was the food good and well presented? Yes! 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Loved It! 6. Could we have helped you further in any way? No 7. May we post this review on our website? Yes 8. Additional comments on your charter? We had the time of our lives and the best captain and cook (Mike and Lesley) I'm pretty sure in the world. We have already recommended 3 different couples to book a trip. They were so accommodating to our needs and fun to be around. We cannot wait to get back for the next adventure!
June 2013
Name of yacht : Exta-Sea Dates of Charter :6-21 to 6-29-2013 Name of Charterer : Dempsey/Gilbert We hope you enjoyed your charter! We would really appreciate it if you would take a moment to complete this form. Naturally we hope that everything was perfect, but we also would like to know if there were any (small) problems. All comments are helpful! When you arrived, your first impression of the yacht was: Clean, organized, comfortable. What did you think about your accommodation? Perfect. Always clean and well maintained daily. Everything we needed available to us. This included towels, toiletries, hair dryer, etc. Cabins, beds, bathrooms: Salon, cockpit, deck space: wonderful. Always clean, plenty of room, comfortable Was the boat kept clean during your charter (your cabins, the bathrooms/heads, your towels, bedding, the cockpit, the galley)? Everything always clean, room serviced daily Did you miss anything on board? NO What did you enjoy the most on board? The skipper and cook, Lesley and Mike are amazing people. They have a lot of boating experience, and a lot of life experience that is so interesting and fun. We appreciated them so much and hope to charter with them again. And the food, wow! Could not be better, definitely gourmet and followed our requests in regards to likes and dislikes. We did not have to lift a finger. What a real treat. Please describe your Captain (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.) Professional and outgoing. Warm, approachable, aims to please. Wonderful!! What do you think about your itinerary, the places and bays you visited and the activities you have done? All wonderful. They exceeded our expectations in our itinerary. Please describe your chef (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.) Service with a smile. Expert cook, beautiful presentation, wonderful variety. Much better than any restaurant! Please describe your meals (presentation, quality, quantity) presentation and quality was great. There was always enough. Great variety, never boring. Do you feel the meals and drinks reflected the requests you made in your preference sheet? Absolutely, not one detail missed Truthfully!! If you had children in your party, what did the crew do to make their vacation special (food, games, toys, etc)? did not, but just listening to them, they would be happy to accommodate children as they have grandchildren of their own and correspond with them routinely as to not miss events in their development. Did you receive enough information from us before your trip, was the description of the yacht and crew accurate? yes Would you sail with us again? Absolutely. Hopefully at Christmas Any other notes or special remarks you have: Exta- Sea is awesome. You cannot go wrong sending out any guests with this boat and crew. Thank you! May we use your comments as a reference for future guests? Absolutely and our contact information as a reference if needed Sincerely, Molly and Jeff Thank you!
DECEMBER 12013
TOM + DONNA AND FAMILY 27/12/13 - 05/01/14 Thank you for a wonderful week! Your kindness, cooking and hospitality were exceptional. I feel like we are leaving family today, and hope will can remain in touch. Thank you again!
JAN. 2014
- DONNA, CAREN AND ROSEMARY 22/01/14 - 29/03/14 Your gracious hosting is beyond comparison. This week has been a wonderful (heartfelt) memory. Thank you for sharing this celebration and adding "vibey" excitement. This was fantastic bliss! Chef Lesley = please come to NYC and open a restaurant (make the world a better, happier place!!) The best vacation EVER!! You are masterful at your craft and the ultimate host and hostess! Our WAVES trip BVI 2014 will never be forgotten - including our last Dark n Stormy nite. For me you are the yin & yang of the sea. Our 7 days upon Extasea was and forever will be a beautiful shared experience for Catamarean aka Caren, Donasea aka Donna and Searose aka Rosemary May we meet again by land and by sea.
JANUARY 2014
THE FAMILY, JAMES, NICOLE, NOAH (6) KEEGAN (6), LUCA (4) + McKENZIE(2) 29/01/14 - 6/02/14 Thank you SO much for our fabulous, fun filled holiday. We had the most amazing time and cannot thank you enough for your lovely hospitality and fabulous ways with our lively crew! You have given us the sailing bug !! - An absolutely fantastic time had by all.
FEBRUARY 2014
DOUG + LAURIE 9/2/14 - 16/2/14 Everything was fabulous, except for parting ways. We will miss you and hope to return SOON!! Fair winds and following seas to you LISA + DAVID MENS We loved every moment, the food was fabulous, dives were great, Our new drink called the "Extasea" - awesome!! MARY KENNEDY + KELLY CORTUM Thank you so much for a great week on the sea! We couldn't have been more lucky then to get you as our crew, and now our friends. Amazing food. Thank you again!
FEBRUARY 2014
BILL + TRACIE 17/2/14 - 24/2/14 We had an awesome time the week!!! What a great fun and relaxing charter. The food was out of this world as well as the personal service and pampering. We are defenitely looking forward to our next visit with you! Hopefully you can say we are the "best" charter you have ever had. Thanks for a truly great week!! DAN + KIM KEERS Words cannot explain the time and experience we shared with you. We hope to see you again and have more great memories. P.S.We will always have a place in Indy for our dearest new friends CHRIS + JENNIFER NORTHERN We weren't sure what to expect from our trip, - but we have had a trip of a lifetime. We came with four friends and and are leaving with two more. Thank you so much for your hospitality and great food, but most of all for allowing us to spend our vacation with you. ......until next time!!
MARCH 2014
BILL + SHERI KEVIN + KIRSTEN PAUL + ELIZABETH 01/03/14 - 08/03/14 What a fabulous trip and vacation! We couldn't have imagined a better experience. We loved getting to know you both - your family history, your boating history, you wonderful personalities!! The food was out of this world, as were the painkillers!! We are already thing about our next trip with Y'all!! Luv ya lots! P.S. We so loved meeting all your South African friends! P.S.S. Can we be adopted as SAfricans?
MARCH 2014
, VICKY, ABBY + SPENCER JONES 15/03/14 - 21/03/14 We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the fantastic scenery as much as the spectacular food and great drinks. The diving was phenomenal and all 4 of us appreciated your constant patience and consideration. We look forward to cruising w/y'all again soon. Your hospitality was awesome. We could not have dreamed of a better vacation with such wonderful, fun, lovely people. Thank you for everything - it has been great!!
BEST Vacation Ever!!
Thank you for holding our BEST vacation ever! I really needed a vacation...and I got One! You two are a great example for us and our kids. Tremendous Hospitality, competence, and friendliness - while making it look easy. Hope to see you again soon! - Todd Thanks for making our vacation a Very memrorable one! We enjoyed everything, food, drinks, water sports and the company. This vacation will be hard to beat. We will look back with very fond memories and plan our next trip back to BVI's. What a great place to be. Exta-Sea was great and we are sold on the catamaran for sure. Thank you again and we really hope to be back soon. - Joy (TODD, JOY, CLARK, HAZEL & PAIGE DAVIS 3/29/14 - 4/5/14)
We Made You Honorary FAMILY!
Dear Exta-Sea, No one could have been better host and hostess than you, nor more patient and loving with our boys. You are the Grandparents we would love for them, so we made you honorary SCOTT'S!! Thanks for everything, Love you!! - JOHN, JANIE, RJ and JESSE SCOTT
You Are Both An Inspiration!
So fabulous to have my birthday and baby Mike's" arrival the night before. Congratulations on a big bouncy baby boy!! Family is the best and you made us our 6am coffee, 12pm wine, and 5pm painkillers with Love. You both are an INSPIRATION to us - both as sailors and cooks!! Thanks for an absolutely perfect tour of pirates and reefs - we loved it - and you even colored Easter Eggs so the Bunny would come!! You two are MAGIC!! - KAREN, STEVE, NOAH AND LEO MARSDEN
Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! - For a fantastic trip & a week of pampering!
Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! - For a fantastic trip and a week of pampering! You made this holiday one that we will never forget and always hold dear the special memories that were made. The food was awesome and you are both so warm and welcoming - we have felt like family. We really appreciate all the extra effort you gave to see that we had a wonderful time - we loved every minute of it! Please come and visit us in Washington D.C. Much Love and Thanks from the Drapers!! (JOHN & CATHY DRAPER - JAY, BEN, MARK & JENNA)
Amazing & Beyond Enjoyable
Thank you doesn't come close to the gratitude we have for you both and your beautiful Exta Sea!! This time spent with you has been amazing and beyond enjoyable. Lesley your cooking and feeding us goes above and beyond fantastic! Mike your are a wonderful sailor and bar keep. We hope to sail with you again one day! Fair winds and following seas until next time. PATTI AND JASON FOX
Honeymoon On A FLOATING PARADISE
Thank you so much for having us this week on your floating paradise! You have truly made our HONEYMOON Special. Lesley - your food all week has been terrific and the eggs benedict alone make me want to come back asap! You are an amazing Chef and I'm sure Sergei will be making your "Carribbean Bananas" in less than a week! Mike - thanks a ton for introducing us to the "Dark n Stormy" and your perfect martini's. Also, thank you for teaching us how to sail - you're a great captain and had the perfect amount of patience with our never-ending questions! It's truly been an amazing week filled with adventure, excitement and exploring new places. We're so lucky to have such great company! Until we meet again in ZA, Greece, DE or the BVI's!! - SERGEI AND LESLEY MOSCHKOV
Guests aboard EXTA-SEA in mid March, 2015, wroe:
Phenomenal! Spectacular! Magnificent! Memorable! The Best! Wateriffic! Beyond Fantastic! These are our thoughts about this trip. We have been so blessed to have you both as our crew. Too many pounds to take home but reflects Lesley's meals from her small kitchen - Superb !! Thank you both for your hospitality and being so accommodating. You made our week in paradise very memorable. Sue, Beth, John, Rich, Ted and Sherry
FABULOUS COMPANY AND 2 NEW FRIENDS
My wife and I and 2 couples chose Extasea to spend a week diving in the Caribbean. You will never find 2 more genuine and caring hosts as Mike and Lesley, otherwise known as Muffy. From the start of the week it was apparent that they love what they do and do what they love. The boat is immaculate and every request we had made was taken care of. Mike is an excellent dive master and both of them will go out of their way to assist you in any way you might need. We were able to get in 11 dives each, including night dives, and still never managed to feel rushed or hurried. They know all the top spots to dive, shop, snorkel and enjoy nightlife on shore and you would be well advised to follow their recommendations. Food, GLORIUS food!!! Lesley is a world class chef and you will be treated to a variety of sumptuous meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mike is an excellent bartender and his version of the Dark and Stormy is mighty tasty. When visiting the Soggy Dollar, make sure to have Mike ferry you over some cocktails on the SUP. In short we had great conversations about world and US politics, great music, great hosts and made 2 new friends in Mike and Lesley. We are already planning a month long trip with them sometime in the near future. Dave and Sheila Rosno, Archie and Kathy Arnt, Andy and Jana Maxchmann Beatrice, Nebraska
GREATEST VACATION EVER
We had the most amazing trip aboard EXTASEA with Mike and Lesley We were greeted by Mike and Lesley and knew instantly that we would be in great hands. Mike and Lesley are happy to assist while making your plans for each days activitie. The choice was always ours but the "insider" information ensured that we were able to maximize our time. They were flexible and never minded our request for more information or a change of plans. Our children love Mike and Lesley as if they are family! Each took a genuine interest in what the boys wanted to eperience while aboard their home Mike and Lesley were extremely patient while getting us ready to snorkel or head off to dive school. Lesley is an amazing chef who treated us to the most amazing meals and snacks. She knew our individual preferences from the information we provided and was a master at providing meals that the entire family loved. This was an amazing adventure and a time that we will always remember. Mike and Lesley are gracious hosts and new friends. Lcmsrshall.
Guests aboard EXTASEA in early March, 2016, said:
Jeri said: First, I can't thank you enough for recommending Mike and Lesley Blamey and the Exta-Sea yacht charter. They were very fun and the perfect hosts--Mike gave the helm to my husband so he got his sailing fix, the meals were nothing less than superb, provisioning and accommodations outstanding, and the itinerary perfect with lots of flexibility for guest input. By the way, Mike has an amazing music library too. We were so pampered! This was indeed the vacation of a lifetime! Having said that, we'd all like to charter with them again for a second "vacation of a lifetime!" and will be in contact with you about that. Ingo said: This charter experience far exceeded my expectations. You clearly recommended to us the very best charter boat captain and mate. They are fantastic to say the least. Their attention to all of our desires, needs and wishes was superb. The food and drink selection was exceptional! Leslie could easily be a master chef at a top of the line restaurant. We still dont understand how she could manage everything else in addition to exquisite cuisine. Mike instilled in all of us a quiet sense of confidence, solicited our input on daily decisions and provided us with outstanding recommendations when we were undecided. He did so with humor and consideration for all of our needs. He also handled the many boat chores with great aplomb and competence. As a competent sailor in my own right with decades of experience with much offshore sailing experience on our own 45 ft yacht I was very impressed at Mikes sailing and yacht management experience. Exta-Sea is a delight with Mike and Leslie! We are contemplating a future charter with Carefree Yacht Charters and eXta-Sea next year. Wayne said: Peg and I echo Ingos comments Mike and Leslie made this wonderful vacation even more special. The food, sailing, entertainment and general ambiance significantly exceeded our expectations! Mike even let Ingo take the helm for much of our true sailing! The rest of us were more than content to just relax. Thanks again for your wonderful recommendation! Tish said: Ditto from Fred and me. Honestly, we hadn't done this before so weren't sure what to expect exactly. However, for the price we expected a pretty amazing experience and Mike and Lesley really delivered. We were NOT disappointed! Mike and Lesley were so warm and welcoming and we connected with them quickly. We can't say enough about the food, as you can see, and we were totally confident in Mike's skills as a Captain. We had a bit of wind and chop on one or two days and we were never anything but totally comfortable. Our vacation was totally relaxing, altogether amazing, and we can't wait to plan our next trip on Exta-sea!
RUN, DON'T WALK , TO BOOK YOUR TRIP ON EXTASEA
My husband and I joined two other couples for a week sailing in BVI. We have known each other since college but wondered how we might mesh with our hosts. We needn't have worried - we flt comfortable ith Mike and Lesley immediately and enjoyed getting to know them! The boat was comfortable and the sailing was awesome. Those snorkeled had a great time and we all enjoyed swimming, walking on the beaches, and searching for BVI's best Bushwacker. Lesley went out of her way to insure we did everything we wanted to do and ate/drank everything we wanted. Its hard to say what was the best part of this vacation but I think all 6 of us would agree that hanging out with Mike and Lesley was one of the highlights. We are already talking about our next trip with them! Tish G, Newcastle, Delaware
SAIL AWAY
This past February I returned from an absolutely exceptional vacation with my sweetheart and best friends. The six of us had the great pleasure of enjoying an vacation that FAR exceeded or expectations. Our experience began with meeting Mike and Lesley and the tone was quickly set. These two adventurers could not have been better hosts! Warm and friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, energetic, intelligent and great sense of humor. they truley made our experience first rate from start to finish. Everyday we rose we were presented with incredible meals prepared by Lesley. The quality and variety of every offering from breakfast through dinner was without rival! The fact that Lesley was able to perform her art within the confines of a galley is further testament to her great skill. Our welfare and enjoyment was ALWAYS their first consideration and we could not have been in better hands. If you for an enjoyable and relaxing escape affording you the opportunities to sail, swim, snorkel, dive, hike, bird-watch, explore or persue active watersports and you want to maximize the likelihood of that experience being TOP NOTCH, then I highly recommend that you make your booking to be aboard the EXTASEA and trust yourself to the care and company of Mike and Lesley, You will NOT be dissapointed Psychprofpsu!, Newark, Delaware
FORGET THE CRUISE SHIPS - THIS IS A GREAT VACATION
We have done several cruise ships and this was the first time sailing in a smaller environment. I don't think we can ever go back on a Carnival Cruise ship again. Captain Mike and his wife Lesley are the best and are lovely people to be around. The food Lesley made for us was first class. On top of sailing we went fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling everyday. SUPaddle boarding, wake boarding and lots of good eating! We wnt Island hopping and a lot of relaxing time. If you do the math and fill the boat ths is a way better value than the biig cruise ships. I recommend the EXTASEA highly, and Mike and Lesley even HIGHER!! Maurice C.
THE MOST INCREDIBLE YACHTING EXPERIENCE IN THE BVI
MY son, friends and I went to the BVI for 8 days. The most extraordinary fabulous time was had by everyone. Mike the Captain was fantastic Lesley was an incrediblChef and Hostess and we were treated like royalty We will defenitely come back - Lots of laughter, beautiful dive and the snorkeling was fantastic - It was like being in "Treasure Island" Michele Sparkes, New York City, New York.
BEST CHARTER YET!
My husband and I have done 3 other charters before finding the Blameys and EXTASEA. We had a great time with Mike and Leley and were treated as family. My husband has health issues, but still loves to dive. Mike made it as easy as possible and completely understood his limitations, This was such a relief and we knew we were in good hands. Both Mike and Lesley were very hospitable and made sure we wanted for nothing. Between Lesley's awesome food and Mike's drinks, we were always satisfied. We had excellent dives with Mike as well. We are planning to sail again with them next summer.
I CAN'T IMAGINE A BETTER WAY TO EXPERIENCE BVI
This past October I spent a week aboard the EXTASEA with my wife and some dear friends. This was truly an exceptional vacation. In fact, I can't imagine a better way to experience the BVI. I also can't remember a time that I returned home more refreshed and relaxed. What made this vacation so special were the hosts. Mike and Lesley are an impressive couple that truly posses a servants heart. The were both very friendly, knowledgeable, hard working, and had a great sense of humor! What a fun crew! One of the most impressive things about the vacation was the food. To say that Lesley is a fantastic cook would be a complete understatement. It is unbelievable how she can produce such marvelous dishes, with so much variety, out of a galley kitchen. She is truly girted. Overall, I don't normally write reviews. I am making a exception this time as I feel the Mike and Lesley made this experience exceptional. If you going to the BVI, put EXTASEA at the top of your list and be prepared to be impressed. Andrew M, Beatrice, Nebraska
BEST CHARTER IN THE BVI'S
Fabulous New Year at Sea! This was our second time on Extasea and for obvious reasons it won't be our last. Mike and Lesley do a superb job in seeing that everthing is perfect down to the last detail. Leley handled the menu and prepared gourmet quality meals all Mike handled the diving and recreation. Libations we're as requested and plentiful. The only disappointment is when the trip ends as once you're there you simply wish it could go on forever. From first class accomodations to beautiful scenery this is an experience not to be missed. TS9654, Knoxville, Tennessee
BEST VACATION OF MY LIFE
The customer service/meals we received the entire duration of our vacation was exemplary. Mike and Lesley welcomed us into their home and were an integral part of how well our vacation was, they never made us feel like we were in their way, or were asking too much. They got to know us as people and shared their family stories with us as well. Lesley is an outstanding cook, the food was amazing and Mike was a great Captain getting us to so many of the best locations within our 5 days. Mike has a great music library and isn't afraid to turn up the colume and have some fun! Lesley brought us snacks at just the right time and both of them were laid back yet on top of every detail at the same time. Ask Mike to make you a margarita, he makes a mean one! It was truly the most fun & relaxing vacation of my life. Worth every penny!! I1d do it every year if I could. I miss Mike and Lesley already. Book this trip now!! you won't regret it: Kim W, North Reading, Massachusetts
A PERFECT VACATION IN VERY WAY POSSIBLE
We were a group of two couples who spent a week aboard EXTASEA sailing around BVI. Our host, Mike and Lesley, were extraordinary. They made us fee welcome immediately and were an absolute pleasure. Mike's exceptional sailing and nautical experience made us feel safe both day and night. Lesley is an excellent chef who amazed us three times a day with here delicous and well presented meals. Together, their hospitality and suggestions on where to go and what to do made our week in paradise even better. the BVI is georgeous, the weather is wonderful, and you cannot beat the beautiful colors of the Caribbean. Sailing on the EXTASEA, snorkeling, exploring island for a week in January was perfect in every way. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a beautiful and relaxing vacation aboard a ship with delightful hosts. Nancy F, Colorado
Mid-April, 2017, guests on catamaran EXTA SEA said:
We had a brilliant time, it really was a very special holiday. We all loved it, including the boys, and at 16 and 13, that is not always an easily done! They really put Mikes tender through its paces with endless wakeboarding etc. Mike and Lesley were absolutely great, very relaxed and perfect hosts. Lesleys food was wonderful and Mike was just great and so patient with our endless activities. I couldnt recommend them highly enough. Best wishes, Kim
AMAZING
Mike and Lesley were tremendous in their hospitality and friendliness. We sailed the BVI's with them for a week and it was truly a memorable trip. Lesley is a fabulous cook...we all went home a little heavier...and Mike was the nicest host. You wanted for nothing on board during the entire trip. We had a great time snorkeling/diving, the cat is fully equipped, and the accomodations were spectacular. We've sailed many times down in the BVI's and we will certainly go back and spend some time on this boat with the two of them again. Sharon Piper, Long Beach , California
WONDERFUL WEEK
Wonderful week with you both, thank you for the terrific food, venues and diving advice. Your sailing expertise and knowledge of the BVI Pre and Post Irma, brought it all to life for us. Smooth sailing to you both - till wee meet again. Rich and Terri Essen Costa Mesa California
AMAZING WEEK
Thank you so, so muc for an amazing week aboard EXTASEA2. It exceeded any and all expectations. The food was delicious, like eating in a 5 Star restuarant at every meal! The snorkeling was amazing and every view breathtaking! Most of all you make us feel so comfortable at the get go! WE WILL BE BACK!! Thank you for everything. Jim and Dora Morley Costa Mesa, Calif.
A VACATION THAT CAN'T BE BEAT
My job requires that I travel quite a bit. So, I have had a chance to see a good part of the world and vacation as frequently as I am able to. There is no trip I have taken that even approaches this one. I spent a week on EXTASEA with Mike, Lesley, and my 14 year old son as a "boys trip" before high school starts. Mike and Lesley are 2 of the most welcoming, lovely people you could ever hope to meet. Within a day on the boat, you feel like family. Lesley could be a chef at a 5-star resturant anywhere if that is what she desired - every meal was incredible and was tailored exactly to our tastes. Mike is a fantastic captain, who enjoys sharing his knowledge of sailing (and letting you participate if you want to learn). He is always looking to make each day what you want it to be as guests....we changed our itinerary 3 times during the week as the vacation moved along and Mike didn't mind a bit. You can make this a "relaxing, lounge on the boat" vacation to one with kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, tubing, kneeboarding, scuba diving (Mike is a dive master and knows the dives sities in the BVI very well) etc., or anywhere in btween. My son and I walked on the boat knowing how unique of a vacation this was going to be. We walked off feeling like we had made 2 new close friends who gave us the vacation of a lifetime. For us, its not a matter of "if" we will go again,,,its just a matter of "when"...and it can't be soon enough. Jonraap, Salt Lake City, Utah
NOVEMBER 2018
Name: Raquel Yacht: EXTASEA 2 with Michael and Lesley Blamey Charter Dates: 11/03/2018 12:00pm to 11/10/2018 11:00am Area Cruised: Virgin Islands Overall Rating: 5 5 being the highest 0 being the lowest We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? yes, very much 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? yes, very much 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? yes, very much 4. Was the food good and well presented? yes, yes, excellent 5. Did you like the area you sailed? yes 6. Additional comments on your charter? Mike and Leslie are a great crew!
November 2019
Amazing Lesley & Mike, Extraordinary & magnificent only begin to describe this journey for us! It was perfection, we wouldn't change a moment of it and we will remember it ALWAYS. Thank you for your fantastic hospitality, for pampering us beyond all anticipation with your attentive and fabulous chef skills and finely honed sailing prowess and for sharing you incredible sailboat with us! Come surf with us in Arkansas Susan & Michael
November 2019
Mike & Lesley, Thank you doesn't begin to cover the gratitude we feel for this incredible week. I think you have spoiled us for life. The food, the diving, the snorkeling, the views & all of the other fun activities were beyond our expectations. Thank you for sharing your beautiful boat with us. You are both so gracious and have perfected the art of hospitality! You worked so hard to fulfill our requests and desires and we appreciate that. Lesley, your chef skills just amaze me. All of the meals were fabulous, including a full Thanksgiving dinner! Thank you for everything! We truly hope we can come back! Jenny, Jared, Daniel, Kathy & Erin
November 2019
Mike & Leslie, Wow! We came with high expectations of having a wonderful time and you both far, far, far exceeded them. Lesley's cooking is 5 star plus and way better than any restaurant in the islands!!! Mike reads his clients well and treats you to the best of the BVI. What an awesome couple that fit and work well together. They love their job & we love them. Larry & Penny
Dec 2020
Mike and Lesley, What wonderful week this has been. Celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary on the Extasea with you has been quite a treat. Thank you for your kindness and how easy you made our days - the laziness mixed with such great company made for a perfect week. The sailing was such fun and Captain Mike, so generous to share his wealth of knowledge made the week even more memorable. The FOOD! could not have been any better. Lesley is a fabulous chef and should create a cookbook. Everyone would buy. Thank you both for a wonderful week - we hope to come again. -Jeff and Paula , Texas.
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $14,000 $14,750 $15,500 $16,000 $16,500
Summer 2021 $14,000 $14,750 $15,500 $16,000 $16,500
Winter 2021 to 2022 $14,000 $14,750 $15,500 $16,000 $16,500
Summer 2022 $14,000 $14,750 $15,500 $16,000 $16,500

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
<font color="b700b7"><B><BIG>GENERAL NOTES:
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<font color="ff0000"><B><BIG><BIG>If cruising area includes BVI, rates are PLUS permits, licenses and fees which are to be paid by client.
***PORTS**** Once BVI seaports open, yacht available for USVI-BVI charters</B></BIG></BIG>
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<B><font color="#f30000">48HR turns. Please inquire for 24 hour turns.</B></font color>

<B><U><BIG>***BABIES WELCOME ABOARD EXTASEA2***</b></u></BIG>

<B><U><BIG>HALF-BOARD OPTION:</U></B></BIG> Includes all breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners aboard, all other meals ashore at client expense ($150 off pp)
2@$13,700 3@$14,300 4@$14,900 5@15,250 6@$15,600

<B><U><BIG>LOCAL FARE OPTION:</U></B></BIG> Includes all breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners aboard, all other meals ashore at client expense ($75 off pp)
2@$13,850 3@$14,525 4@$15,200 5@15,625 6@$16,050

<B><U><BIG>CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:</BIG></U></B> 4 guest minimum, 7 night minimum
1-4@$17,825 5@$18,400 6@$18,975
Christmas must end by 12/26.
New Year's start 12/27 or later.


<font color="#f30000"><BIG><B>***SPECIAL OFFERS ***</big></b>

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  • : Cat
  • : 25 Feet
  • : 4.5 Feet
  • : 6
  • : 2017
  • : 2009
  • : Leopard
  • : Yanmar 4JH4E 54hp x 2 Northern Lights 9kw
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Onboard
  • : Michael Blamey
  • : British Virgin Islands
  • : Yes
  • : 748271
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 3
Wash Basins: 3
Heads: -
Electric Heads: 3
Engine Details
Yanmar 4JH4E 54hp x 2 Northern Lights 9kw
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Refit: 2017
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: yes
# CD's: yes
Camcorder: Yes
Books: + 20
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: 40 Gal per
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Yes
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: 8
Minimum Age: None
Generator: Yes
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 220v
Water Maker: 40 Gal per
Water Cap: 800 litres
Ice Maker: No
Sailing Instructions: NO
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: Yes
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: yes
Guests Smokes: Yes
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 13' center console RIB
Dinghy hp: 40 HP
Dinghy # pax: 6
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: 1
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: 2
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: 4
Swim Platform: yes - 2
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): aft
Sailing Dinghy: NO
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: 4 RODS
Rods: 4 rods
General Diving Info
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Diving Costs information
$50 per person per dive for certified divers.
Captain
Michael Blamey
Nation: U.K.
Born: 1959
License: YACHT MASTER OFFSHORE
Languages: ENGLISH
Years Sailing: 5
Chef Mate
Lesley Blamey
Nation: SOUTH AFRICAN
Born: 1959
Years Sailing: 5
Warm and friendly, Captain Mike and Chef Lesley Blamey will spoil you with true South African hospitality. From the moment you step aboard, you will feel at home in the comfortable and beautifully appointed Extasea2. They grew up together, in the Sub Tropical coast of KwaZulu Natal, and the ocean and watersports have always been a big part of their life. They traveled extensively meeting new people and making friends around the world, and enjoying the cultures and cuisines of the world, and decided that once they sold their National Transport Company, and the children had graduated and left home they would pursue a more relaxed lifestyle sharing their love of the ocean, water sports, traveling, meeting new people, enjoying their cultures and cuisines and making new friends.

Mike is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster with over 50,000 sea miles under his belt. Together they have sailed and explored the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It gives him great pleasure to assist a total novice in getting up and sailing with a little guidance and encouragement. He is also a qualified Padi Dive Master, and will happily assist certified divers on planning their dives and accompany them as their guide. As an accomplished water-skier, and surfer he will soon have you up and riding on your water sports of choice. He is very competent in maintaining and running all aspects of his yacht. His warm and giving personality, love of life, sense of humor and honesty make him a great captain to sail with. His "generous" barman's skills and great tales will have guests laughing into the night. He's also a great DJ.

Lesley is a certified diver, and with 45000 sea miles logged is also proficient at the helm and in all crew aspects.
A great cook - who's skills in the galley will delight you. Her wonderful cuisine, reflects favored dishes from around world, varied and beautifully presented.
A true Piscies, you'll find her in the water as as much as on it. She will happily take you on guided snorkeling safaris, pointing out all the varied corals and fish found in the beautiful Caribbean waters. She is a natural earth mother, who enjoys children, is fun, easy going, helpful and resourceful. She will happily play surrogate "granny" to the kids, keeping them entertained and happy while you enjoy a scuba dive or a visit to one of the fabulous beach bars or restaurants on the islands. From the moment you board EXTASEA 2 she will make you feel relaxed and at home, while making sure your every need is attended to.

Mike and Lesley have been happily married for 40 years. Their friendship, respect and happiness together makes them a great team, and they look forward to giving you a holiday of a lifetime.

You will meet them as their guests and leave EXTASEA 2 as their friends.

***BABIES: ExtaSea is happy to have babies aboard!!

****CREW IS FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19****

                                                                    

The food on EXTASEA2 is delicious ; freshly cooked, healthy and well balanced.  Having traveled extensively, Lesley brings you varied and favorite dishes from around the world.
She is able to cater for most dietary requirements, and personally follows a Gluten-Free diet.
All menus are individually planned according to guests  requests and dietary preferences.
This is a small selection of some of her mouth-watering dishes.

BREAKFAST
Served with fresh chilled fruit juice, tea or freshly brewed coffee
fresh fruit platter or smoothie, muesli or cereal with yogurt -served daily with 

*Eggs Holandaise with Crispy Bacon on toasted English Muffins
*Banana or Blueberry Pancakes with Honey bacon on the side.
*Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon, fresh dill and grilled tomatoes on Toasted Bagel
*Omelete with your choice of fillings, bacon, herbs, mushrooms, cheese, tomatoes
*continental breakfast: fresh baked muffins,  cold meats, cheeses, pickles, assorted fresh bread, and assorted jams and spreads


LUNCH
light and delicious dishes, we add to and change according to the availability of the freshest seasonal ingredients.

  • Pan-seared Tuna with a lime pepper crust and wakhami salad
    * Spicy Caribbean Pork Tenderloin with sauted potatoes and fresh Island Salad
    * Barbecued Grilled Chicken Breasts, Black Bean Salsa with lime aiola served with cheesy quesidias
    * Smoked Salmon on a bed of fresh romaine lettuce, Avocado, dill and goats cheese salad with fresh baked bread
  • *Delicious Asian Steak Salad 
    * Tortillas. Build your own scrumptious tortilla, a selection of fillings including fish, chicken, beef, tomato salsa, cheese, lettuce, guacamole and sour cream.


SUNDOWNERS 

Captains Cocktail or choose your favorite 
Cocktail Specials – Pina Collada, Pain Killer, Dark n Stormy, Bushwacker, Margarita Classic, Caipirina or a ‘Virgin’ Cocktail which appeals to all ages.


APPETIZERS

  • Crab Cakes served with mango salad and spicy chutney
    *Scallops in brown sage butter 
  • *Grilled bacon wrapped Plantains stuffed with dates 
    * Spicy Butternut and coconut cream soup
    * Mediterranean platter*
  • Choice of  Thai peanut satays, spring rolls, prawn toast,  crispy coconut prawns 
    * Grilled Asparagus wrapped in Proccuitto 

DINNERS

Your nightly “Dinner Party” served in our spacious cockpit under star studded skies.
your choice of Wine, Ice water or ships bar,  to accompany the following:

  • Grilled Grassfed Beef Tenderloin with madagascan peppercorn sauce, pureed potatoes, asparagus
    and fresh arugula salad
    * Thai Jungle Curry Shrimp,  Jasmine rice and Asian marinated vegetables
    * Salmon Fillets poached in cream and caper sauce served on a bed of fettuccine noodles
    * Seared Ahi tuna, cilantro lime rice, stir-fried ginger pineapple with cucumber daikon
    * BBQ ribeye steak, loaded baked potatoes, steamed corn, fresh garden salad
    * Butter Chicken Curry, Basmati Rice, Popodums, sambals
  • *Shrimp Linquine
  • *Grilled Mahi Mahi with tropical salsa and coconut rice
    * Fresh Grilled Lobster, lemon and cilantro risotto and fresh mango salad

  • DESSERTS
    * Caribbean Rum Flambe Bananas with vanilla ice cream
    * Dark Chocolate Mousse
  • *Coconut Pannacotta with Blueberry coulis
    * Trio of Ice Creams 
    * Passion Fruit creme brulee
    * Frozen Lime and white chocolate torte with coconut crust
  • *Chocolate lava cake with vanillia ice cream

  • FAMILY MENUS – Suitable for the younger members of the family will be planned according to your preference sheets.
    * Hamburgers, * Macaroni and Cheese* Tacos* Chicken Tenders* Quesidillas* Lasagne

  • SHIP’S BAR
    Soft drinks, sodas, water, beers and spirits are available all day for your enjoyment on Extasea.
    Our Spirits include: Smirnoff Vodka, Gordons Gin, Johnny Walker Red Label, Jose Cuervo Tequila, Bailey’s, Jack Daniels, Cruzan Rum, Goslings Rum, Bacardi, Hennessy Brandy.
    Red and/or White Wines.    We also have a selection of liqueurs for after dinner.

 

A vacation that can’t be beat.
Aug 11, 2017, guest on Extasea wrote: My job requires that I travel quite a bit. So, I have had a chance to see a good part of the world and vacation as frequently as I am able to. There is no trip I have taken that even approaches this one. I spend a week on Extasea with Mike Lesley, and my 14 year old son on a “boys” trip before high school starts. Mike and Lesley are 2 of the most welcoming, lovely people you could ever hope to meet. Within a day on the boat you feel like family. Lesley could be a chef at a 5 star restaurant anywhere if that is what she desired – every meal was incredible and was tailored exactly to our tastes. Mike is a fantastic captain, who enjoys sharing his knowledge of sailing (and letting you participate if you want to learn). He is always looking to make each day what you want it to be as guests….we changed our itinerary 3 times during the week as the vacation moved along and Mike didn’t mind a bit. You can make this a “relaxing, lounge on a boat” vacation to one with kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, tubing, knee boarding, scuba diving (Mike is a dive master and knows the dive sites in the BVI very well) etc., or anywhere in between. My son and I walked on the boat knowing how unique this vacation was going to be. We walked off feeling like we had made 2 close friends who gave us the vacation of a lifetime. For us, its not a matter of “if” we will go again….its just a matter of “when” Jonraap, Salt Lake City, Utah
AMAZING
Mike and Lesley were tremendous in their hospitality and friendliness. We sailed the BVI’s with them for a week and it was truly a memorable trip. Lesley is a fabulous cook….we all went home a little heavier…. and Mike was the nicest host. You wanted for nothing on board during the entire trip. We had a great time snorkeling/diving, the cat is fully equipped, and the accommodations were spectacular. We sailed many times down in the BVI’s and we will certainly go back and spend some time on Extasea with the 2 of them. Sharon Piper, Long beach, Calif.
Best Holiday Ever
We had a brilliant time, it really was a very special holiday. We all loved it, including the boys, and at 16 and 13, that is not always an easily done! They really put Mike’s tender through its paces with endless wakeboarding etc. Mike and Lesley were absolutely great, very relaxed and perfect hosts. Lesley’s food was wonderful and Mike was just great and so patient with our endless activities. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Best Wishes, Kim
Guest Comments
Feb 17, 2017 – Guests on EXTASEA Kim W wrote: The customer service/meals we received the entire duration of our vacation was exemplary. Mike and Lesley welcomed us into their home and were an integral part of how well our vacation was, they never made us feel we were in their way, or were asking too much. They got to know us as people and shared their family stories as well. Lesley is an outstanding cook, the food was amazing and Mike was a great captain getting us to so many of the best locations within our 5 days. Mike has a great music library and isn’t afraid to turn up the volume and have some fun! Lesley brought us snacks at just the right time and both of them were laid back, yet on top of every detail at the same time. Ask Mike to make you a margarita, he makes a mean one!! It was truly the most fun and relaxing vacation of my life. Worth every Penny!! Id do it every year if I could. I miss Lesley already!! Book this trip now!! You wont regret it. Kim W, North Reading, Massachusetts
BEST CHARTER IN BVI’s
Jan 3, 2017 Fabulous New Year at Sea! This was our second time on Extasea and for obvious reasons it won’t be our last. Mike and Lesley do a superb job in seeing that everything is perfect down to the last detail. Lesley handled the menu and prepared goumet quality meals all while Mike handled the diving and recreation. Libations were as requested and plentiful. The only disappointment is when the trip ends as once you’re there you wish it could go on forever. From first class accommodations to beautiful scenery this is an experience not to be missed. V Jones Scottsville, Lousianna Lousianna
BEST CHARTER IN BVI’s
We have done several cruise ship and this was the first time sailing in a smaller environment. I don’t think we can ever go back on a Cruise Ship again. Captain Mike and his wife Lesley are the best and are lovely people to be around. The food Lesley made for us was first class. On top of sailing we went fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling everyday, SUPboarding, wake boarding and lots of good eating! We went island hoping and a lot of relaxing time. If you do the math and full the boat this is a better value than the big cruise ships. I recommend the Extasea catamaran highly and Mike and Lesley even higher!! Maurice C Guests aboard EXTASEA in mid March, 2016, wrote: Phenomenal! Spectacular! Magnificent! Memorable! The Best! Wateriffic! Beyond Fantastic! These are our thoughts about this trip. We have been so blessed to have you both as our crew. Too many pounds to take home but reflects Lesley’s meals from her small kitchen – Superb !! Thank you both for your hospitality and being so accommodating. You made our week in paradise very memorable. Sue, Beth, John, Rich, Ted and Sherry Guests aboard EXTASEA in early March, 2016, said: Jeri said: First, I can’t thank you enough for recommending Mike and Lesley Blamey and the Nova yacht charter. They were very fun and the perfect hosts–Mike gave the helm to my husband so he got his sailing fix, the meals were nothing less than superb, provisioning and accommodations outstanding, and the itinerary perfect with lots of flexibility for guest input. By the way, Mike has an amazing music library too. We were so pampered! This was indeed the vacation of a lifetime! Having said that, we’d all like to charter with them again for a second “vacation of a lifetime!” and will be in contact with you about that. Ingo said: This charter experience far exceeded my expectations. You clearly recommended to us the very best charter boat captain and mate. They are fantastic to say the least. Their attention to all of our desires, needs and wishes was superb. The food and drink selection was exceptional! Leslie could easily be a master chef at a top of the line restaurant. We still don’t understand how she could manage everything else in addition to exquisite cuisine. Mike instilled in all of us a quiet sense of confidence, solicited our input on daily decisions and provided us with outstanding recommendations when we were undecided. He did so with humor and consideration for all of our needs. He also handled the many boat chores with great aplomb and competence. As a competent sailor in my own right with decades of experience with much offshore sailing experience on our own 45 ft yacht I was very impressed at Mike’s sailing and yacht management experience. Nova is a delight with Mike and Leslie! We are contemplating a future charter with Nova next year. Wayne said: Peg and I echo Ingo’s comments – Mike and Leslie made this wonderful vacation even more special. The food, sailing, entertainment and general ambiance significantly exceeded our expectations! Mike even let Ingo take the helm for much of our true sailing! The rest of us were more than content to just relax.Thanks again for your wonderful recommendation! Tish said: Ditto from Fred and me. Honestly, we hadn’t done this before so weren’t sure what to expect exactly. However, for the price we expected a pretty amazing experience and Mike and Lesley really delivered. We were NOT disappointed! Mike and Lesley were so warm and welcoming and we connected with them quickly.We can’t say enough about the food, as you can see, and we were totally confident in Mike’s skills as a Captain. We had a bit of wind and chop on one or two days and we were never anything but totally comfortable.Our vacation was totally relaxing, altogether amazing, and we can’t wait to plan our next trip on Nova! THE WAVES – DONNA, CAREN AND ROSEMARY 22/01/14 – 29/03/14 Your gracious hosting isbeyond comparison. This week has been a wonderful (heartfelt) memory. Thank you for sharing thiscelebration and adding “vibey” excitement. This wasfantastic bliss! Chef Lesley = pleasecome to NYC and open a restaurant (make the world a better, happier place!!) The best vacation EVER!! You are masterful at your craft and the ultimate host and hostess! Our WAVES trip BVI 2014 will never be forgotten – including our last Dark n Stormy night. For me you are the yin & yang of the sea. Our 7 days upon Nova was and forever will be a beautiful shared experience for Catamaran aka Caren, Donasea aka Donna and Searose aka Rosemary May we meet again by landand by sea. T.SCOTT, VICKY, ABBY +SPENCER JONES 15/03/14 – 21/03/14 We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the fantastic scenery as much as the spectacular food and great drinks. The diving was phenomenal and all 4 of us appreciated your constant patience and consideration. We look forward to cruising w/y’all again soon. Your hospitality was awesome. We could not have dreamed of a better vacation with such wonderful, fun, lovely people. Thank you for everything – it has been great!! BILL + SHERI BOUCHER KEVIN + KIRSTEN GODLESKI PAUL + ELIZABETH GROSS 01/03/14 – 08/03/14 What a fabulous trip and vacation! We couldn’t have imagined a better experience. We loved getting to know you both – your family history, your boating history, you wonderful personalities!! The food was out of thisworld, as were the painkillers!! We are already thinking about our next trip with Y’all!! Luv ya lots! P.S. We so loved meeting all your South African friends! P.S.S. Can we be adopted as South Africans? THE CONTRERAS, TOPETES AND DAVIS – LA’S FINEST!! 29/04/15 – 06/05/15 Mike and “Muffy” – Thank you for hosting one of the most amazing weeks of our lives. The food was absolutely delicious. From the alligator wrestling to the endless fire fighting banter and three full moons over Extas-sea! We had a blast. Cheers!! MARK AND AUDREY, RICH AND ROSE WALKER, GREG AND HEATHER FRAUNHOFFER 12/04/15 – 19/04/15 You two have been amazing hosts! From the moment we boarded to this our last day, our time has been full of great food, fun, exploring, wonderful fellowship, laughter, exchanging stories and beautiful sites and vistas around every turn. Your expertise in guiding our experience here through the BVI is very appreciated from snorkeling to site seeing, to hiking, dancing, your advice for places to go and take in the best of BVI has been an experience we will treasure always. Bruno Mars and Farrel Williams have nothing on you two. Les you are truly a gourmet chef and Mike we never had a worry getting from place to place. You are both such quality human beings, we always felt welcome. Wonder cannot describe what an amazing trip – Had a blast! COURTNEY, MILES, MACLANE, LEIGHTON AND LIAM FARREL 02/04/15 – 11/04/15 Thank you for a fabulous vacation. We had an amazing time and loved getting to know you. The food was delicious! The snorkeling amazing. Each spot we visited will be cemented in our memories – just beautiful and a definite highlight was the watersports with Mike and the boys 360 competitions. We certain our paths will cross again. Lots of Love. MARK, APRIL, ZACK, MACKENZIE, MARISA AND ZOE BURNETT 26/03/15 – 01/04/15 Thank you for sharing your home with us. We wish our time here was longer. Such an amazing few days! The memories we created will stay with us forever, therefore you two will always be a part of our lives. Thank you for making us all fell so welcome, the wonderful food, the late night talks and letting Mark pretend to be Captain. We will be back some day!!! GREG AND KATHY KEENA, KAREN AND FRANK CAIOZZO, KIM AND CHRIS WHEATON 20/03/15 – 25/03/15 You have been the most gracious hosts. We enjoyed every minute, every meal, and every stage. Thank you so much for everything. We have wonderful memories and we’ll miss you two. The week went by in a blur, your have been the greatest of hosts. Lesley your meals were a phenomenon. Thank you both for a wonderful trip, wish it could have been longer! Going to miss you both!! Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your stories with us. You will truly be missed – till we meet again SUE, BETH, JOHN, RICH, TED SHERRY – EVERSON CHARTER 11-03-15 – 18-3-15 Phenomenal! Spectacular! Magnificent! Memorable! The Best! Waterrific! Beyond Fantastic – These are our thoughts about this trip. We have been so blessed to have you both as our crew. To many pounds to take home, but reflects Lesley’s meals from her small kitchen – Superb! Thank you both for your hospitality and being so accommodating. You made our week in paradise very Memorable. RICHARD AND CHARLENE CROSSIN 22-2-15 – 1-3-15 If there is a heaven on earth I think the Extasea got us closest to it!! Thanks for a terrific week of great sailing, great food and great company. TIM, SUE, VIC, DENISE, SCOTT AND CRYSTAL – UFFELMAN CHARTER 15-2-15 – 21-2-15 Truly an amazing trip. Your hospitality was outstanding, food was exceptional. It was the best of everything. Thanks again for such a wonderful time. We will certainly use your services in the future. PATTY AND ALBERT SARDELLA 31-1-15 – 7-2-15 Thank you so much for a wonderful and memorable vacation! You both were so hospitable and warm! The food was exceptional and we really feel that you showed us the best of everything. We hope to return again soon! Thank you for such a worderful week! Everything was just wonderful. You certainly exceeded all of our expectations. Hopefully we can someday meet again in this place I call paradise Jack and Pam STEVE CRAWFORD + HEATHER MORRISBILL + ARIANE BERMAN DSC00778 (Large) 2-10-13 – 4-10-13 We had a BLAST!!! Great Snorkeling, GREAT food!! Great Drinks! Great Friends! Great Diving! Thank you for the BEST vacation of our lives!! We will be back Loved every moment MOLLY DEMPSEY AND JEFF GILBERT 21-6-13 to 29 -6-13 Didn’t know life could be this much fun!! Both of you made our trip more enjoyable than we could ever have imagined. Fabulous Boat, and Fabulous Food!! and the (booze) made everyday seem like true paradise. We do not want to leave. To anyone who ever is lucky enough to be a part of your lives on the boat or off, are very lucky people. We will be back!! Good Luck with everything Love Molly and Jeff MICHAEL AND MICHELE AREVELLO Arevello Family (Large) 3-6-13 to 8-6-13 10th WEDDING ANIVERSARY!! What a wonderful trip! We can’t thank you enough for the amazing food and generous hospitality. We will never forget this awesome time on the EXTASEA!! You made a mini captain out of Josh and a Mermaid out of Marley. We hope to do this again with you in the near future!! Maybe another anniversary With Love The Arevellos CREW/MONTES CLAN Crew Family (Large)10-5-13 to 17 – 5 13 Mike and Lesley Thank you so much for an amazing week . Everything from the food, to activities, to the lovely company was AWESOME!!It has truly been a wonderful experience I will never forget. I hope one day we will be able to join you again. – Kelsey I had a FABULOUS time!! I do not want to go back home This is definitely on of my favorite vacations ever and one I will never forget. Thank you so much for showing us around the islands. Every part of this trip was completely amazing!!! Thank you so much – Kaitland Thank you, I will take great pleasure in remembering this for the rest of my life. May the sun keep shining and the wind blow steady and maybe one day it will bring us back together – Colin Dear Dingy captain, and mooring ball hooker, thank you so much for the experience. The sights were amazing, the food absolutely delicious. Truly a once in a lifetime vacation – Caleb Ditto everything – Thank you – Tammy. DAWN, JOHN, WYNDOM AND SIERRA RICHTER 22-4-13 to 29-4 13Richter Family (Large) Thank you for a fabulous trip!! We had the time of our lives and memories that will last a lifetime! We cannot imagine a better Captain and Cook and tour guides. You are always welcome in the States! MC DONALD FAMILY 10/03/13 to 16/03/13. Mc Donald Family (Large) Mike and Lesley What can be said about the most wonderful week spent with our new friends. We’re enjoyed your and our cruise so much. Lesley you are a wonderful cook and we have enjoyed your meals so much. Mike, you have been a wonderful captain, bartender and inspiration to our boys. It has been a most memorable and special time spent here on the Extasea. Check the closets we may be hiding on board!! We will miss you, see you again soon!! Lots of love Donna, Stephen, Steve, Sean and Ryan MARCH 10 – 16/13 Mike and Lesley Thank you for the most incredible week in the BVI! You have been the most incredible host/friends – we exceeded our expectations by 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,003 times. Lesley you have been the most hospitable, awesome, down to earth host possible and I really hope you come to the Cape to make so more dark and stormy’s with us. Mike, you’re da man! Lesley, best cook ever!. Thanks so much Sean Mc Donald Boston EVA, KARL, WERNER + SABINE IMG_0342 (Large) 21/01/13 – 06/02/13 3rd time on the Extasea – and it just gets better everytime!! The last two week we felt like we are at home. We are now the undisputed record holders (in each category) – the Big 5D’s – Diving, Drinking, Dancing, Discussing and Diceing. Thanks for all – Great Diving, serving drinks and awesome meals, watersports and showing us the beautiful places of the BVI’s – But most of all THANKS for your friendship!! We will be back – See you again soon – ASAP!! Friends Forever. Eva, Karl, Werner and Sabine Vienna, Austria THE BAUER FAMILY 26/12/12 to 03/01/13 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Over the past week “Extasea” has become like a second home to us. It has been simply amazing getting to travel with you and experience so many new things. This has been and adventure we will never forget. Mike and Lesley, thank you very much for welcoming us on board your lovely boat. Thanks you for the great food and exceedingly good conversation. Thank your for sharing stories with us and your favorite snorkel places, and the diverse music, and letting us sail your boat. We certainly want to come back and see you again, and the rest of the BVI. Much love, sincerely, The Bauer family Calgary, Canada KATHRINE + CHARLES Charles Walters + Cathrine Pearce (Large) 16/11/12 – 24/11/12 Dear Lesley and Mike Thank you so much for a wonderful “8” nights!! We had such a fantastic time and loved the snorkeling, diving and watersports day! Your hospitality and warmth made us feel like family and we couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable stay. Lesley your cooking far exceeded our expectations and everything was delicious – thanks for going the extra mile for the “pescatarians”!!! Hope to see you both again soon back here on the Extasea. Much Love Katherine NYC PERLOSKI’S AND COGGINS FAMILY’S Coggins 6th – 13/04/13 We were hoping for the adventure of our lives. We experienced that and much, much more. We made close friends, saw beauty beyond words, and made memories for life. We all were constantly smiling happy, from the youngest (10) to oldest (66), which is a feat these days. We learned to snorkel and ski, and even a little about how to sail. Michael and Lesley were excellent guides, and the most gracious hosts. A five-star experience for all of us. It’s very hard to revert back to “real life.”
SAIL AWAY
This past February I returned from an absolutely exceptional vacation with my sweetheart and best friends. The six of us had the great pleasure of enjoying a week long charter onboard the catamaran EXTASEA. A sailing vacation through the British Virgin Islands would expectedly be delightful but this experience FAR exceeded expectations. Our experience began with meeting our captain and crew, Mike and Lesley, and the tone was quickly established. These two adventurers could not have been better hosts! Each was warm, friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, energetic, intelligent, and possessed of great senses of humor. They truly made the experience first rate from start to finish. The EXTASEA itself was very comfortable, and each of the cabins were clean, neat, and well lit ..just right for relaxing and gazing at stars through the open hatch. Mike and Lesley provided an excellent sailing itinerary but always solicited our input and made it clear that we had a say in where we might like to go. It quickly became clear however that trusting in their judgement was wise and well rewarded. Each day afforded pleasant sails, ample swimming and incredible snorkeling/diving is crystal clear waters coupled with breathtaking secluded beaches, lovely hikes, endless scenery and beautiful sunsets. Every day from the moment we arose we were all presented with in
Dec 27-Jan 03/13
Name: Mike Bauer Yacht: EXTA SEA with Mike and Lesley Blamey Charter Dates: December 27 - January 3, 2012 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Yes. Right from the first emails we exchanged through to our final day, Mike and Lesley were warm, welcoming, and always a pleasure to be around. 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Exta-Sea was not only clean when we arrived, but kept clean and organized the entire trip. Mike and Lesley have made many customizations to the yacht for increased safety and comfort and we very much noticed and appreciated these modifications. We would definitely charter with Mike and Lesley again. 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes, there were two fans in each cabin and hatches and screened portholes that could be opened. There was no need for air conditioning and we were comfortable. 4. Was the food good and well presented? Meals were consistently high quality and there was lots of variety from meat and potatoes to Samosas and Pad Thai. They exceeded our expectations and there was no fear of going hungry as generous portions were served. 5. Did you like the area you sailed? The pace, places we anchored, and amount of snorkeling was perfect for us. It was clear that Mike and Lesley seriously considered the information we provided and planned an itinerary to fit our wishes. They also made changes along the way to adjust to weather and were flexible. 6. Could we have helped you further in any way? Nothing comes to mind. 7. May we post this review on our website? Yes 8. Additional comments on your charter? Ellen listened to our expectations and was very helpful in suggesting yachts and crews that were compatible with our needs; she also personally communicated with crews on our behalf to clarify some of our questions. Ellen also provided information and help with regards to hotel recommendations, ferry routes to fit our schedule, and our general questions. The staff were very friendly and helpful with regards to payment processing, questions about insurance, etc.
NOV.16/12
Dear Lesley and Mike Thank you so much for a wonderful "8" nights!! We had such a fantastic time and loved the snorkeling, diving and watersports day! Your hospitality and warmth made us feel like family and we couldn't have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable stay. Lesley your cooking far exceeded our expectations and everything was delicious - thanks for going the extra mile for the "pescatarians"!!! Hope to see you both again soon back here on the Extasea. Much Love Katherine Pearce NYC 16/11/12 - 24/11/12
DEC. 26/12
Over the past week "Extasea" has become like a second home to us. It has been simply amazing getting to travel with you and experience so many new things. This has been and adventure we will never forget. Mike and Lesley, thank you very much for welcoming us on board your lovely boat. Thanks you for the great food and exceedingly good conversation. Thank your for sharing stories with us and yourfavoritesnorkel places, and the diverse music, and letting us sail your boat. We certainly want to come back and see you again, and the rest of the BVI. Much love, sincerely, The Bauer family Calgary, Canada 26/12/12 to 03/01/13
JANUARY 21/13
Dear Lesley and Mike 3rd time on the Extasea - The last two week we felt like we are at home. We are now the undisputed record holders (in each catagory) - the Big 5D's - Diving, Drinking, Dancing, Discussing and Diceing. Thanks for all - Great Diving, serving drinks and awesome meals, watersports and showing us the beautiful places of the BVI's - But most of all THANKS for your friendship!! See you again soon - ASAP!! Friends Forever. Eva, Karl, Werner and Sabine Vienna, Austria 21/01/13 to 06/02/13.
MARCH 3/13
Mike and Lesley Thank you for the most incredible week in the BVI! You have been the most incredible hosst/friends - we exceeded our expectations by 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,003 times. Lesley you have been the most hospitable, awesome, down to earth host possible and I really hope you come to the Cape to make so more dark and stormy's with us. Mike, you're da man! Lesley, best cook ever!. Thanks so much Sean Mc Donald Boston 10/03/13 to 16/03/13
The McDonalds
Mike and Lesley What can be said about the most wonderful week spent with our new friends. We're enjoyed your and our cruise so much. Lesley you are a wonderful cook and we have enjoyed your meals so much. Mike, you have been a wonderful captain, bartender and inspiration to our boys. It has been a most memorable and special time spent here on the Extasea. Check the closets we may be hiding on board!! We will miss you, see you again soon!! Lots of love The Mc Donalds.
March 30/13
Name: Jeff Perloski Yacht: EXTA SEA with Mike & Lesley Blarney Charter Dates: March 30-April 6, 2013 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Extremely. Mike and Lesley treated us like family, and extended every courtesy to make us feel welcome. 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Absolutely. The bedrooms and bathrooms were perfect size for our needs, and the yacht was always kept clean and neat. 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes. We could open and close windows as we wished, except when under sail (to keep the water out). The boat was always cool and comfortable. 4. Was the food good and well presented? Yes! We absolutely LOVED every meal...gourmet and wonderfully tasty! Lesley worked very hard to make every meal perfect for us, and presented with a flair. 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Captain Michael sailed a very encompassing route for us, to show us a lot of the islands. We loved them all! 6. Could we have helped you further in any way? No, we had all the information we needed for our trip, thank you. The travel guide was a great plus, Thank you! 7. May we post this review on our website? Yes 8. Additional comments on your charter? We were hoping for the adventure of our lives. We experienced that and much, much more. We made close friends, saw beauty beyond words, and made memories for life. We all were constantly smiling happy, from the youngest (10) to oldest (66), which is a feat these days. We learned to snorkel and ski, and even a little about how to sail. Michael and Lesley were excellent guides, and the most gracious hosts. A five-star experience for all of us. It's very hard to revert back to "real life."
April 2013
Name: John Yacht: EXTA SEA with Mike & Lesley Blamey Charter Dates: April 22-29, 2013 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Very much 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Impeccable 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes 4. Was the food good and well presented? Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner! 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Yes 6. Could we have helped you further in any way? no 7. May we post this review on our website? Yes 8. Additional comments on your charter? Mike and Lesley were fabulous guides and catered to our every desire. We had the time of our lives and would do it again tomorrow!
April 2013
Name: Richter Yacht: EXTA SEA Charter Dates: April 22-29, 2013 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? YES! 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Yes! 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes! 4. Was the food good and well presented? Yes! 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Loved It! 6. Could we have helped you further in any way? No 7. May we post this review on our website? Yes 8. Additional comments on your charter? We had the time of our lives and the best captain and cook (Mike and Lesley) I'm pretty sure in the world. We have already recommended 3 different couples to book a trip. They were so accommodating to our needs and fun to be around. We cannot wait to get back for the next adventure!
April 2013
Name: Richter Yacht: EXTA SEA Charter Dates: April 22-29, 2013 Area Cruised: Virgin Islands We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? YES! 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Yes! 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes! 4. Was the food good and well presented? Yes! 5. Did you like the area you sailed? Loved It! 6. Could we have helped you further in any way? No 7. May we post this review on our website? Yes 8. Additional comments on your charter? We had the time of our lives and the best captain and cook (Mike and Lesley) I'm pretty sure in the world. We have already recommended 3 different couples to book a trip. They were so accommodating to our needs and fun to be around. We cannot wait to get back for the next adventure!
June 2013
Name of yacht : Exta-Sea Dates of Charter :6-21 to 6-29-2013 Name of Charterer : Dempsey/Gilbert We hope you enjoyed your charter! We would really appreciate it if you would take a moment to complete this form. Naturally we hope that everything was perfect, but we also would like to know if there were any (small) problems. All comments are helpful! When you arrived, your first impression of the yacht was: Clean, organized, comfortable. What did you think about your accommodation? Perfect. Always clean and well maintained daily. Everything we needed available to us. This included towels, toiletries, hair dryer, etc. Cabins, beds, bathrooms: Salon, cockpit, deck space: wonderful. Always clean, plenty of room, comfortable Was the boat kept clean during your charter (your cabins, the bathrooms/heads, your towels, bedding, the cockpit, the galley)? Everything always clean, room serviced daily Did you miss anything on board? NO What did you enjoy the most on board? The skipper and cook, Lesley and Mike are amazing people. They have a lot of boating experience, and a lot of life experience that is so interesting and fun. We appreciated them so much and hope to charter with them again. And the food, wow! Could not be better, definitely gourmet and followed our requests in regards to likes and dislikes. We did not have to lift a finger. What a real treat. Please describe your Captain (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.) Professional and outgoing. Warm, approachable, aims to please. Wonderful!! What do you think about your itinerary, the places and bays you visited and the activities you have done? All wonderful. They exceeded our expectations in our itinerary. Please describe your chef (professional/outgoing/friendly etc.) Service with a smile. Expert cook, beautiful presentation, wonderful variety. Much better than any restaurant! Please describe your meals (presentation, quality, quantity) presentation and quality was great. There was always enough. Great variety, never boring. Do you feel the meals and drinks reflected the requests you made in your preference sheet? Absolutely, not one detail missed Truthfully!! If you had children in your party, what did the crew do to make their vacation special (food, games, toys, etc)? did not, but just listening to them, they would be happy to accommodate children as they have grandchildren of their own and correspond with them routinely as to not miss events in their development. Did you receive enough information from us before your trip, was the description of the yacht and crew accurate? yes Would you sail with us again? Absolutely. Hopefully at Christmas Any other notes or special remarks you have: Exta- Sea is awesome. You cannot go wrong sending out any guests with this boat and crew. Thank you! May we use your comments as a reference for future guests? Absolutely and our contact information as a reference if needed Sincerely, Molly and Jeff Thank you!
DECEMBER 12013
TOM + DONNA AND FAMILY 27/12/13 - 05/01/14 Thank you for a wonderful week! Your kindness, cooking and hospitality were exceptional. I feel like we are leaving family today, and hope will can remain in touch. Thank you again!
JAN. 2014
- DONNA, CAREN AND ROSEMARY 22/01/14 - 29/03/14 Your gracious hosting is beyond comparison. This week has been a wonderful (heartfelt) memory. Thank you for sharing this celebration and adding "vibey" excitement. This was fantastic bliss! Chef Lesley = please come to NYC and open a restaurant (make the world a better, happier place!!) The best vacation EVER!! You are masterful at your craft and the ultimate host and hostess! Our WAVES trip BVI 2014 will never be forgotten - including our last Dark n Stormy nite. For me you are the yin & yang of the sea. Our 7 days upon Extasea was and forever will be a beautiful shared experience for Catamarean aka Caren, Donasea aka Donna and Searose aka Rosemary May we meet again by land and by sea.
JANUARY 2014
THE FAMILY, JAMES, NICOLE, NOAH (6) KEEGAN (6), LUCA (4) + McKENZIE(2) 29/01/14 - 6/02/14 Thank you SO much for our fabulous, fun filled holiday. We had the most amazing time and cannot thank you enough for your lovely hospitality and fabulous ways with our lively crew! You have given us the sailing bug !! - An absolutely fantastic time had by all.
FEBRUARY 2014
DOUG + LAURIE 9/2/14 - 16/2/14 Everything was fabulous, except for parting ways. We will miss you and hope to return SOON!! Fair winds and following seas to you LISA + DAVID MENS We loved every moment, the food was fabulous, dives were great, Our new drink called the "Extasea" - awesome!! MARY KENNEDY + KELLY CORTUM Thank you so much for a great week on the sea! We couldn't have been more lucky then to get you as our crew, and now our friends. Amazing food. Thank you again!
FEBRUARY 2014
BILL + TRACIE 17/2/14 - 24/2/14 We had an awesome time the week!!! What a great fun and relaxing charter. The food was out of this world as well as the personal service and pampering. We are defenitely looking forward to our next visit with you! Hopefully you can say we are the "best" charter you have ever had. Thanks for a truly great week!! DAN + KIM KEERS Words cannot explain the time and experience we shared with you. We hope to see you again and have more great memories. P.S.We will always have a place in Indy for our dearest new friends CHRIS + JENNIFER NORTHERN We weren't sure what to expect from our trip, - but we have had a trip of a lifetime. We came with four friends and and are leaving with two more. Thank you so much for your hospitality and great food, but most of all for allowing us to spend our vacation with you. ......until next time!!
MARCH 2014
BILL + SHERI KEVIN + KIRSTEN PAUL + ELIZABETH 01/03/14 - 08/03/14 What a fabulous trip and vacation! We couldn't have imagined a better experience. We loved getting to know you both - your family history, your boating history, you wonderful personalities!! The food was out of this world, as were the painkillers!! We are already thing about our next trip with Y'all!! Luv ya lots! P.S. We so loved meeting all your South African friends! P.S.S. Can we be adopted as SAfricans?
MARCH 2014
, VICKY, ABBY + SPENCER JONES 15/03/14 - 21/03/14 We had a fabulous time and enjoyed the fantastic scenery as much as the spectacular food and great drinks. The diving was phenomenal and all 4 of us appreciated your constant patience and consideration. We look forward to cruising w/y'all again soon. Your hospitality was awesome. We could not have dreamed of a better vacation with such wonderful, fun, lovely people. Thank you for everything - it has been great!!
BEST Vacation Ever!!
Thank you for holding our BEST vacation ever! I really needed a vacation...and I got One! You two are a great example for us and our kids. Tremendous Hospitality, competence, and friendliness - while making it look easy. Hope to see you again soon! - Todd Thanks for making our vacation a Very memrorable one! We enjoyed everything, food, drinks, water sports and the company. This vacation will be hard to beat. We will look back with very fond memories and plan our next trip back to BVI's. What a great place to be. Exta-Sea was great and we are sold on the catamaran for sure. Thank you again and we really hope to be back soon. - Joy (TODD, JOY, CLARK, HAZEL & PAIGE DAVIS 3/29/14 - 4/5/14)
We Made You Honorary FAMILY!
Dear Exta-Sea, No one could have been better host and hostess than you, nor more patient and loving with our boys. You are the Grandparents we would love for them, so we made you honorary SCOTT'S!! Thanks for everything, Love you!! - JOHN, JANIE, RJ and JESSE SCOTT
You Are Both An Inspiration!
So fabulous to have my birthday and baby Mike's" arrival the night before. Congratulations on a big bouncy baby boy!! Family is the best and you made us our 6am coffee, 12pm wine, and 5pm painkillers with Love. You both are an INSPIRATION to us - both as sailors and cooks!! Thanks for an absolutely perfect tour of pirates and reefs - we loved it - and you even colored Easter Eggs so the Bunny would come!! You two are MAGIC!! - KAREN, STEVE, NOAH AND LEO MARSDEN
Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! - For a fantastic trip & a week of pampering!
Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! - For a fantastic trip and a week of pampering! You made this holiday one that we will never forget and always hold dear the special memories that were made. The food was awesome and you are both so warm and welcoming - we have felt like family. We really appreciate all the extra effort you gave to see that we had a wonderful time - we loved every minute of it! Please come and visit us in Washington D.C. Much Love and Thanks from the Drapers!! (JOHN & CATHY DRAPER - JAY, BEN, MARK & JENNA)
Amazing & Beyond Enjoyable
Thank you doesn't come close to the gratitude we have for you both and your beautiful Exta Sea!! This time spent with you has been amazing and beyond enjoyable. Lesley your cooking and feeding us goes above and beyond fantastic! Mike your are a wonderful sailor and bar keep. We hope to sail with you again one day! Fair winds and following seas until next time. PATTI AND JASON FOX
Honeymoon On A FLOATING PARADISE
Thank you so much for having us this week on your floating paradise! You have truly made our HONEYMOON Special. Lesley - your food all week has been terrific and the eggs benedict alone make me want to come back asap! You are an amazing Chef and I'm sure Sergei will be making your "Carribbean Bananas" in less than a week! Mike - thanks a ton for introducing us to the "Dark n Stormy" and your perfect martini's. Also, thank you for teaching us how to sail - you're a great captain and had the perfect amount of patience with our never-ending questions! It's truly been an amazing week filled with adventure, excitement and exploring new places. We're so lucky to have such great company! Until we meet again in ZA, Greece, DE or the BVI's!! - SERGEI AND LESLEY MOSCHKOV
Guests aboard EXTA-SEA in mid March, 2015, wroe:
Phenomenal! Spectacular! Magnificent! Memorable! The Best! Wateriffic! Beyond Fantastic! These are our thoughts about this trip. We have been so blessed to have you both as our crew. Too many pounds to take home but reflects Lesley's meals from her small kitchen - Superb !! Thank you both for your hospitality and being so accommodating. You made our week in paradise very memorable. Sue, Beth, John, Rich, Ted and Sherry
FABULOUS COMPANY AND 2 NEW FRIENDS
My wife and I and 2 couples chose Extasea to spend a week diving in the Caribbean. You will never find 2 more genuine and caring hosts as Mike and Lesley, otherwise known as Muffy. From the start of the week it was apparent that they love what they do and do what they love. The boat is immaculate and every request we had made was taken care of. Mike is an excellent dive master and both of them will go out of their way to assist you in any way you might need. We were able to get in 11 dives each, including night dives, and still never managed to feel rushed or hurried. They know all the top spots to dive, shop, snorkel and enjoy nightlife on shore and you would be well advised to follow their recommendations. Food, GLORIUS food!!! Lesley is a world class chef and you will be treated to a variety of sumptuous meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mike is an excellent bartender and his version of the Dark and Stormy is mighty tasty. When visiting the Soggy Dollar, make sure to have Mike ferry you over some cocktails on the SUP. In short we had great conversations about world and US politics, great music, great hosts and made 2 new friends in Mike and Lesley. We are already planning a month long trip with them sometime in the near future. Dave and Sheila Rosno, Archie and Kathy Arnt, Andy and Jana Maxchmann Beatrice, Nebraska
GREATEST VACATION EVER
We had the most amazing trip aboard EXTASEA with Mike and Lesley We were greeted by Mike and Lesley and knew instantly that we would be in great hands. Mike and Lesley are happy to assist while making your plans for each days activitie. The choice was always ours but the "insider" information ensured that we were able to maximize our time. They were flexible and never minded our request for more information or a change of plans. Our children love Mike and Lesley as if they are family! Each took a genuine interest in what the boys wanted to eperience while aboard their home Mike and Lesley were extremely patient while getting us ready to snorkel or head off to dive school. Lesley is an amazing chef who treated us to the most amazing meals and snacks. She knew our individual preferences from the information we provided and was a master at providing meals that the entire family loved. This was an amazing adventure and a time that we will always remember. Mike and Lesley are gracious hosts and new friends. Lcmsrshall.
Guests aboard EXTASEA in early March, 2016, said:
Jeri said: First, I can't thank you enough for recommending Mike and Lesley Blamey and the Exta-Sea yacht charter. They were very fun and the perfect hosts--Mike gave the helm to my husband so he got his sailing fix, the meals were nothing less than superb, provisioning and accommodations outstanding, and the itinerary perfect with lots of flexibility for guest input. By the way, Mike has an amazing music library too. We were so pampered! This was indeed the vacation of a lifetime! Having said that, we'd all like to charter with them again for a second "vacation of a lifetime!" and will be in contact with you about that. Ingo said: This charter experience far exceeded my expectations. You clearly recommended to us the very best charter boat captain and mate. They are fantastic to say the least. Their attention to all of our desires, needs and wishes was superb. The food and drink selection was exceptional! Leslie could easily be a master chef at a top of the line restaurant. We still dont understand how she could manage everything else in addition to exquisite cuisine. Mike instilled in all of us a quiet sense of confidence, solicited our input on daily decisions and provided us with outstanding recommendations when we were undecided. He did so with humor and consideration for all of our needs. He also handled the many boat chores with great aplomb and competence. As a competent sailor in my own right with decades of experience with much offshore sailing experience on our own 45 ft yacht I was very impressed at Mikes sailing and yacht management experience. Exta-Sea is a delight with Mike and Leslie! We are contemplating a future charter with Carefree Yacht Charters and eXta-Sea next year. Wayne said: Peg and I echo Ingos comments Mike and Leslie made this wonderful vacation even more special. The food, sailing, entertainment and general ambiance significantly exceeded our expectations! Mike even let Ingo take the helm for much of our true sailing! The rest of us were more than content to just relax. Thanks again for your wonderful recommendation! Tish said: Ditto from Fred and me. Honestly, we hadn't done this before so weren't sure what to expect exactly. However, for the price we expected a pretty amazing experience and Mike and Lesley really delivered. We were NOT disappointed! Mike and Lesley were so warm and welcoming and we connected with them quickly. We can't say enough about the food, as you can see, and we were totally confident in Mike's skills as a Captain. We had a bit of wind and chop on one or two days and we were never anything but totally comfortable. Our vacation was totally relaxing, altogether amazing, and we can't wait to plan our next trip on Exta-sea!
RUN, DON'T WALK , TO BOOK YOUR TRIP ON EXTASEA
My husband and I joined two other couples for a week sailing in BVI. We have known each other since college but wondered how we might mesh with our hosts. We needn't have worried - we flt comfortable ith Mike and Lesley immediately and enjoyed getting to know them! The boat was comfortable and the sailing was awesome. Those snorkeled had a great time and we all enjoyed swimming, walking on the beaches, and searching for BVI's best Bushwacker. Lesley went out of her way to insure we did everything we wanted to do and ate/drank everything we wanted. Its hard to say what was the best part of this vacation but I think all 6 of us would agree that hanging out with Mike and Lesley was one of the highlights. We are already talking about our next trip with them! Tish G, Newcastle, Delaware
SAIL AWAY
This past February I returned from an absolutely exceptional vacation with my sweetheart and best friends. The six of us had the great pleasure of enjoying an vacation that FAR exceeded or expectations. Our experience began with meeting Mike and Lesley and the tone was quickly set. These two adventurers could not have been better hosts! Warm and friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, energetic, intelligent and great sense of humor. they truley made our experience first rate from start to finish. Everyday we rose we were presented with incredible meals prepared by Lesley. The quality and variety of every offering from breakfast through dinner was without rival! The fact that Lesley was able to perform her art within the confines of a galley is further testament to her great skill. Our welfare and enjoyment was ALWAYS their first consideration and we could not have been in better hands. If you for an enjoyable and relaxing escape affording you the opportunities to sail, swim, snorkel, dive, hike, bird-watch, explore or persue active watersports and you want to maximize the likelihood of that experience being TOP NOTCH, then I highly recommend that you make your booking to be aboard the EXTASEA and trust yourself to the care and company of Mike and Lesley, You will NOT be dissapointed Psychprofpsu!, Newark, Delaware
FORGET THE CRUISE SHIPS - THIS IS A GREAT VACATION
We have done several cruise ships and this was the first time sailing in a smaller environment. I don't think we can ever go back on a Carnival Cruise ship again. Captain Mike and his wife Lesley are the best and are lovely people to be around. The food Lesley made for us was first class. On top of sailing we went fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling everyday. SUPaddle boarding, wake boarding and lots of good eating! We wnt Island hopping and a lot of relaxing time. If you do the math and fill the boat ths is a way better value than the biig cruise ships. I recommend the EXTASEA highly, and Mike and Lesley even HIGHER!! Maurice C.
THE MOST INCREDIBLE YACHTING EXPERIENCE IN THE BVI
MY son, friends and I went to the BVI for 8 days. The most extraordinary fabulous time was had by everyone. Mike the Captain was fantastic Lesley was an incrediblChef and Hostess and we were treated like royalty We will defenitely come back - Lots of laughter, beautiful dive and the snorkeling was fantastic - It was like being in "Treasure Island" Michele Sparkes, New York City, New York.
BEST CHARTER YET!
My husband and I have done 3 other charters before finding the Blameys and EXTASEA. We had a great time with Mike and Leley and were treated as family. My husband has health issues, but still loves to dive. Mike made it as easy as possible and completely understood his limitations, This was such a relief and we knew we were in good hands. Both Mike and Lesley were very hospitable and made sure we wanted for nothing. Between Lesley's awesome food and Mike's drinks, we were always satisfied. We had excellent dives with Mike as well. We are planning to sail again with them next summer.
I CAN'T IMAGINE A BETTER WAY TO EXPERIENCE BVI
This past October I spent a week aboard the EXTASEA with my wife and some dear friends. This was truly an exceptional vacation. In fact, I can't imagine a better way to experience the BVI. I also can't remember a time that I returned home more refreshed and relaxed. What made this vacation so special were the hosts. Mike and Lesley are an impressive couple that truly posses a servants heart. The were both very friendly, knowledgeable, hard working, and had a great sense of humor! What a fun crew! One of the most impressive things about the vacation was the food. To say that Lesley is a fantastic cook would be a complete understatement. It is unbelievable how she can produce such marvelous dishes, with so much variety, out of a galley kitchen. She is truly girted. Overall, I don't normally write reviews. I am making a exception this time as I feel the Mike and Lesley made this experience exceptional. If you going to the BVI, put EXTASEA at the top of your list and be prepared to be impressed. Andrew M, Beatrice, Nebraska
BEST CHARTER IN THE BVI'S
Fabulous New Year at Sea! This was our second time on Extasea and for obvious reasons it won't be our last. Mike and Lesley do a superb job in seeing that everthing is perfect down to the last detail. Leley handled the menu and prepared gourmet quality meals all Mike handled the diving and recreation. Libations we're as requested and plentiful. The only disappointment is when the trip ends as once you're there you simply wish it could go on forever. From first class accomodations to beautiful scenery this is an experience not to be missed. TS9654, Knoxville, Tennessee
BEST VACATION OF MY LIFE
The customer service/meals we received the entire duration of our vacation was exemplary. Mike and Lesley welcomed us into their home and were an integral part of how well our vacation was, they never made us feel like we were in their way, or were asking too much. They got to know us as people and shared their family stories with us as well. Lesley is an outstanding cook, the food was amazing and Mike was a great Captain getting us to so many of the best locations within our 5 days. Mike has a great music library and isn't afraid to turn up the colume and have some fun! Lesley brought us snacks at just the right time and both of them were laid back yet on top of every detail at the same time. Ask Mike to make you a margarita, he makes a mean one! It was truly the most fun & relaxing vacation of my life. Worth every penny!! I1d do it every year if I could. I miss Mike and Lesley already. Book this trip now!! you won't regret it: Kim W, North Reading, Massachusetts
A PERFECT VACATION IN VERY WAY POSSIBLE
We were a group of two couples who spent a week aboard EXTASEA sailing around BVI. Our host, Mike and Lesley, were extraordinary. They made us fee welcome immediately and were an absolute pleasure. Mike's exceptional sailing and nautical experience made us feel safe both day and night. Lesley is an excellent chef who amazed us three times a day with here delicous and well presented meals. Together, their hospitality and suggestions on where to go and what to do made our week in paradise even better. the BVI is georgeous, the weather is wonderful, and you cannot beat the beautiful colors of the Caribbean. Sailing on the EXTASEA, snorkeling, exploring island for a week in January was perfect in every way. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a beautiful and relaxing vacation aboard a ship with delightful hosts. Nancy F, Colorado
Mid-April, 2017, guests on catamaran EXTA SEA said:
We had a brilliant time, it really was a very special holiday. We all loved it, including the boys, and at 16 and 13, that is not always an easily done! They really put Mikes tender through its paces with endless wakeboarding etc. Mike and Lesley were absolutely great, very relaxed and perfect hosts. Lesleys food was wonderful and Mike was just great and so patient with our endless activities. I couldnt recommend them highly enough. Best wishes, Kim
AMAZING
Mike and Lesley were tremendous in their hospitality and friendliness. We sailed the BVI's with them for a week and it was truly a memorable trip. Lesley is a fabulous cook...we all went home a little heavier...and Mike was the nicest host. You wanted for nothing on board during the entire trip. We had a great time snorkeling/diving, the cat is fully equipped, and the accomodations were spectacular. We've sailed many times down in the BVI's and we will certainly go back and spend some time on this boat with the two of them again. Sharon Piper, Long Beach , California
WONDERFUL WEEK
Wonderful week with you both, thank you for the terrific food, venues and diving advice. Your sailing expertise and knowledge of the BVI Pre and Post Irma, brought it all to life for us. Smooth sailing to you both - till wee meet again. Rich and Terri Essen Costa Mesa California
AMAZING WEEK
Thank you so, so muc for an amazing week aboard EXTASEA2. It exceeded any and all expectations. The food was delicious, like eating in a 5 Star restuarant at every meal! The snorkeling was amazing and every view breathtaking! Most of all you make us feel so comfortable at the get go! WE WILL BE BACK!! Thank you for everything. Jim and Dora Morley Costa Mesa, Calif.
A VACATION THAT CAN'T BE BEAT
My job requires that I travel quite a bit. So, I have had a chance to see a good part of the world and vacation as frequently as I am able to. There is no trip I have taken that even approaches this one. I spent a week on EXTASEA with Mike, Lesley, and my 14 year old son as a "boys trip" before high school starts. Mike and Lesley are 2 of the most welcoming, lovely people you could ever hope to meet. Within a day on the boat, you feel like family. Lesley could be a chef at a 5-star resturant anywhere if that is what she desired - every meal was incredible and was tailored exactly to our tastes. Mike is a fantastic captain, who enjoys sharing his knowledge of sailing (and letting you participate if you want to learn). He is always looking to make each day what you want it to be as guests....we changed our itinerary 3 times during the week as the vacation moved along and Mike didn't mind a bit. You can make this a "relaxing, lounge on the boat" vacation to one with kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, tubing, kneeboarding, scuba diving (Mike is a dive master and knows the dives sities in the BVI very well) etc., or anywhere in btween. My son and I walked on the boat knowing how unique of a vacation this was going to be. We walked off feeling like we had made 2 new close friends who gave us the vacation of a lifetime. For us, its not a matter of "if" we will go again,,,its just a matter of "when"...and it can't be soon enough. Jonraap, Salt Lake City, Utah
NOVEMBER 2018
Name: Raquel Yacht: EXTASEA 2 with Michael and Lesley Blamey Charter Dates: 11/03/2018 12:00pm to 11/10/2018 11:00am Area Cruised: Virgin Islands Overall Rating: 5 5 being the highest 0 being the lowest We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have. 1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? yes, very much 2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? yes, very much 3. Was the yacht well ventilated? yes, very much 4. Was the food good and well presented? yes, yes, excellent 5. Did you like the area you sailed? yes 6. Additional comments on your charter? Mike and Leslie are a great crew!
November 2019
Amazing Lesley & Mike, Extraordinary & magnificent only begin to describe this journey for us! It was perfection, we wouldn't change a moment of it and we will remember it ALWAYS. Thank you for your fantastic hospitality, for pampering us beyond all anticipation with your attentive and fabulous chef skills and finely honed sailing prowess and for sharing you incredible sailboat with us! Come surf with us in Arkansas Susan & Michael
November 2019
Mike & Lesley, Thank you doesn't begin to cover the gratitude we feel for this incredible week. I think you have spoiled us for life. The food, the diving, the snorkeling, the views & all of the other fun activities were beyond our expectations. Thank you for sharing your beautiful boat with us. You are both so gracious and have perfected the art of hospitality! You worked so hard to fulfill our requests and desires and we appreciate that. Lesley, your chef skills just amaze me. All of the meals were fabulous, including a full Thanksgiving dinner! Thank you for everything! We truly hope we can come back! Jenny, Jared, Daniel, Kathy & Erin
November 2019
Mike & Leslie, Wow! We came with high expectations of having a wonderful time and you both far, far, far exceeded them. Lesley's cooking is 5 star plus and way better than any restaurant in the islands!!! Mike reads his clients well and treats you to the best of the BVI. What an awesome couple that fit and work well together. They love their job & we love them. Larry & Penny
Dec 2020
Mike and Lesley, What wonderful week this has been. Celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary on the Extasea with you has been quite a treat. Thank you for your kindness and how easy you made our days - the laziness mixed with such great company made for a perfect week. The sailing was such fun and Captain Mike, so generous to share his wealth of knowledge made the week even more memorable. The FOOD! could not have been any better. Lesley is a fabulous chef and should create a cookbook. Everyone would buy. Thank you both for a wonderful week - we hope to come again. -Jeff and Paula , Texas.
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $14,000 $14,750 $15,500 $16,000 $16,500
Summer 2021 $14,000 $14,750 $15,500 $16,000 $16,500
Winter 2021 to 2022 $14,000 $14,750 $15,500 $16,000 $16,500
Summer 2022 $14,000 $14,750 $15,500 $16,000 $16,500

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
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<B><font color="#f30000">48HR turns. Please inquire for 24 hour turns.</B></font color>

<B><U><BIG>***BABIES WELCOME ABOARD EXTASEA2***</b></u></BIG>

<B><U><BIG>HALF-BOARD OPTION:</U></B></BIG> Includes all breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners aboard, all other meals ashore at client expense ($150 off pp)
2@$13,700 3@$14,300 4@$14,900 5@15,250 6@$15,600

<B><U><BIG>LOCAL FARE OPTION:</U></B></BIG> Includes all breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners aboard, all other meals ashore at client expense ($75 off pp)
2@$13,850 3@$14,525 4@$15,200 5@15,625 6@$16,050

<B><U><BIG>CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:</BIG></U></B> 4 guest minimum, 7 night minimum
1-4@$17,825 5@$18,400 6@$18,975
Christmas must end by 12/26.
New Year's start 12/27 or later.


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