I recently spent a few days aboard Zingara in the US and British Virgin Islands. Zingara is a luxury catamaran that is loaded with fun water toys, including quality scuba diving and snorkeling gear. Because Zingara is a catamaran, even when we hit fairly rough waters, she sliced through the waves and was exceptionally smooth.
The awesome food and beverages were always a highlight of the day, and eagerly anticipated. Thanks to Captain Lee and his fantastic crew for making my stay aboard Zingara a fabulous experience.
“This was our first time on a sailing yacht, and we could not have enjoyed the experience more. The whole trip was a perfect blend of activity and relaxation. We greatly enjoyed snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing on the boat with our friends.
The meals were truly outstanding. Our hats go off to the crew; they were super-friendly and very accommodating. We would highly recommend the Zingara to anyone!”
Greg & Sarah Merrill
“Thanks to Lee and crew, we had a wonderful time onboard Zingara, and in the water! Zingara is a beautiful boat, in spectacular part of the world, with a friendly yet professional crew that really made our trip unforgettable. Leanne is a wizard in the kitchen. The food was exceptional, from the snacks to the full course meals. It was a feast for the senses with something for everyone. The biggest surprise was how much there was to do. We enjoyed our time on, in and under the water as much as we did our time relaxing on the boat. The snorkeling was stunning. Camille took us to an awesome spot, with crystal clear water and buzzing with wildlife… and the odd shark!”
Nigel & Debbie, July 2019
Dear Lee, Tyler, Camille and Andres
Thank you for making our return to the beautiful BVI’s as special as before. It’s been 17 years since we last visited and post hurricane it is back in great shape. The bars, beaches, restaurants, quiet bays to anchor overnight etc are all wonderful, even The Baths were not crowded…..bliss! You all made us feel so looked after, nothing was too much trouble, so helpful, creative, fun and friendly…..it felt like having friends on the boat with us! Calm Camille was brilliant with my 12 year old and his first diving experience, All Action Andres kept my 14 year old adrenaline fuelled up (…and us with the best ever mojitos!), Tyler with a Twist kept us well fed on glorious food and new tastes (the scales back home show that!) and oh so Likeable Lee……thank you for putting it all together in a beautiful Zingara package. Here’s hoping for the Grenadines one day very soon!!
Maria & Dale & Archie & Paddy (April 2018)
We were all talking over dinner tonight in the Miami airport about what an amazing time we had with you , Andres, Camille and Tyler this past week. Frankly, we were expecting the BVI’s to be a bit war torn after the hurricanes , but were pleasantly surprised to see things nearly back to normal. The St Thomas airport was in fine shape and the islands in the BVI ‘s as beautiful as we remembered. Dinner on Anagada was great, the Soggy Dollar bar was a lot of fun and scuba diving in several very cool spots was a definite highlight.
Zingara is a beautiful boat. Extremely comfy and your crew very attentive. We all loved Tyler’s cooking and the cocktails were tasty and plentiful.
My family was pleased to see the BVI’s as beautiful as ever and we appreciate you creating a wonderful week for us !!
New Year Charter, 2018
I want to thank you for a wonderful journey aboard Zingara this past week! For those who are hesitant to visit the US or the British Virgin Islands in the wake of the hurricanes that hit this past fall, I would suggest that now or later this season is the exact right time to visit! While certain restaurants and bars may be closed, new ones have cropped up and some of the old stalwarts, like Soggy Dollar Bar, are up and better than ever. The waters are a lot less crowded and tranquil bays and overnight spots that are normally packed with sailboats and yachts are much more accessible. My entire family felt the lack of crowds was a huge positive on our trip allowing us to go where we wanted when we wanted and also, helped us with water activities without the normal crowds etc.
We have been on an array of boats in the British Virgin Islands, and really felt our experience on your boat with yourself, Tyler, Andres, and Camille was our best ever. The food on the boat was exceptional, More important, the personal touch and service provided by the entire crew made us all feel at home and excited about each and every minute onboard. It was an experience we will cherish forever. Thanks again!”
Joe , Cindy, Kaplan and family
“Wow, you two are amazing! I’ve been to the BVI numerous times, but THIS was the MOST fabulous time I’ve had!! You are a perfect couple, doing a perfect job, showing us a perfect time!! The meals were out of this world, the sailing, snorkeling, diving, swimming, games, jokes all were great! BUT the hospitality and company was beyond our greatest expectations. All of you have been the most amazing Captain, Chef and friends to all of us. You catered to our every need and were always one step ahead!”
Julie Fedorenko – Arizona