Crewed Yacht Charter – All Inclusive Sailing Vacations ELIXIR / Leopard / 46’
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Captain Jim and Sherry Are Simply Amazing

We could not have made a better choice! Captain Jim and Miss Sherry are simply amazing. They are knowledgeable of all the surrounding islands and have gone out of their way to see to our every need. Jim and Sherry have taken our boys in like their own and are in the process of spoiling them rotten. Sherry has ensured that our taste buds and stomachs have also received the royal treatment. She is an exceptional cook. Our meals have been outstanding.
Jim has given us some great history lessons regarding the surrounding islands. Since we are new to sailing he has charted our daily course, but remained flexible to any changes we would like to make. He has given us options and tips of what to do along the way. Jamie and I feel like we have made two new friends! Thanks for helping us plan this trip! We could not be happier!
~The SXXXX

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The Trip of a Lifetime

Captain Jim Shrove was fantastic. First Mate Sherry could not have been more pleasant and bent over backwards to make us comfortable and welcomed. She is a fantastic cook too! Everything was great and in good shape. We loved the beanbag chairs on the trampoline. This was the trip of a lifetime for the Chaloupka family! We give them 5 stars!
~The CXXXXXXX

An Unforgettable Honeymoon

Words cannot suffice in expressing our gratitude for everything you both have done to make our honeymoon something we will never forget. Thank you for the countless breath-taking views, for the delicious and well-prepared food, for the history and geography lessons, for the snorkeling and the island tours and most of all for your conversations and your friendship. You are a beautiful couple and amazing people and we truly wish you all of the success and happiness in the world…Mille Baci Dola!
~Hanya and Giuseppe

Family Trip to the Virgin Islands

We could not have wished for a better trip for our two families...though a few extra days off work would have been nice! Snorkeling the Wreck of the Rhone was a wonderful surprise. Everyone really enjoyed all of the snorkeling adventures with Captain Jim – the pirate caves, turtles, the eel at “the aquarium” were all a big hit! The incredible views, beaches, and sailing were only rivaled by the great food. MMMM...those banana pancakes! The memories of this trip will last a lifetime! So glad we chose Captain Jim and Sherry for this adventure. Until next time….
~Lawrence

April 2019

Amazing, life changing trip! Not only did we spend time with some of the greatest friends, we made new ones. Best Captain and First Mate a group could ask for. Thank you for tolerating the best singing in the Caribbean!! Will be a time forever burned our memory bank.

Michelle, Lora, Jody, Jeanine, Julie and Susan

April 2019

Jim and Sherry,

Thank you for all your hospitality. The food was amazing and the knowledge of the area was on point. TJ, Jack, Olie, Sabrina and myself had a BLAST. While we have been to the BVI's many times, this was by far the best trip ever. While the boat was awesome, you guys made the trip. All the best and safe travels. Hopefully we can join you again.

Keep in touch,
Tommy

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July 2019

Sherry and Jim,

This has been a magical week. It has been filled with adventure, fun and friendship. We cannot thank you enough for your hospitality. Your boat (home) is incredible. This was a trip of a lifetime.

THANK YOU for everything.

We are grateful to have met you!

Your friends,
Ryan, Sarah, Tyler and Austin

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August 2019

Name: Mike
Yacht: ELIXIR with Jim Shrove & Sherry Shrove
Charter Dates: 2019-07-31 12:00 to 2019-08-06 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Captain Jim and Sherry were great to be around. Very accommodating

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes. Very clean and comfortable. Slept great

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes. Always a nice breeze and had A/C at night

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Sherry my family with 2 teenage boys well fed. Great food and great presentation

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes. Saw some great sights on the water and on several of the islands

8. Additional comments on your charter?
Captain Jim and Sherry made the whole family feel right at home. This was our first time with a charter like this so we didn't know what to expect. We were all pleasantly surprised. We had great food. Saw most of the highlights in the BVI's. Snorkeling was really good. The days went by too quickly and we were very sad when our trip came to an end. We were never bored and would definitely re-book a trip with Jim and Sherry. Their boat is very nice and they are great hosts.

August 2019

Jim & Sherry,
Thank you for the most amazing vacation our family has ever had. Your kindness and knowledge of your boat and the islands is amazing. We are so thankful for your food and all the choices that you gave us. Everything was just perfect! Please keep in touch and if you ever come to Austin you have a free place to stay and good friends to hang out with.

Thank you!!! XO!! <3
Helen, Jerry, Josh & Matt

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August 2019

Dear Captain Jim and Sherry,

Thank you both for sharing your home with us for this past week's charter!! You are truly blessed to have these incredible waters and islands as your backyard. Thank you for guiding us to St. Thomas, to St. John and to the BVIs and doing it with grace, class and style. We ate like Kings and Queens and played hard and finally learned to chill on island time. This was the most incredible vacation... we will NEVER forget it.

"Life is a gift..."
Hugs and High Fives,
The "A" Team,
Lisa, Darren, Kieren, Sydney, Quinn & Lyla

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New Years 2019/2020

What a wonderful week in the BVI's with our family and Jim and Sherry. When we come back I am planning on wining at Mexican Train Dice. The food, the adventures and snorkeling were so wonderful!! Can't wait to come back soon. The Clayson family would like to thank you for yet another amazing experience. Sailing with you both is more than a vacation, it is a treat and a reunion with good friends. We will never sail the BVI's with any other crew.

Davis, Jenn, Charlotte, George and CoCo

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March 2020

Jim and Sherry,
Thank you so much for sharing your home and experience with us! Your world and story is a very special one and we have loved being part of it...if even for just a week...it has been amazing and leaves us with memories that will definitely stick with us and join our list of favorites!!
Till we meet again (and if you're in Mn. :-) )
Julie and Dave

Thank you Jim and Sherry,
What a fabulous week! We loved discovering your part of the world! You truly gave us a charmed week. Thank you for the stories, the FOOD, the guidance... everything. Hope we have an opportunity to return some day and see you both again!
XO Chris and MB

Captains Jim and Sherry,
Oh my - last day. Many emotions - from disappointment our time with you is over to incredible gratitude for an amazing trip that exceeded our expectations with your over the top hospitality in making everything so special. You both have hearts to serve over and beyond! Thank you for sharing your home and life with us. You've created memories for a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you again!
Squeeze hugs of gratitude,
Sue and Steve

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January 2020 (The girls)

Big Jim and Mama Sherry - yes, that's what we called you

We absolutely loved our time with you both. This was the most relaxing trip that was made so much better by the both of you. Thank you Sherry for the hot guy spotting and thank you Jim for the binoculars for the night time stalking...hehe. Everything was perfect and amazing. We will miss you both and hope to be back soon.
XOXO Melissa

Jim and Sherry,
Thank you for everyghing!! This trip was perfect. You guys made us feel at home! Thank you for the amazing food. Really sucks leaving you guys on this beautiful day. Cant wait to come back.
Katie?

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February 2020

Jim and Sherry,

Spanish Virgin Islands were amazing! We are so happy to be back for our 3rd voyage with both of you!
You're more than Captain and 1st Mate to us - you are good friends! And it's always better sailing with friends.

Jim - Your knowledge of the islands and surrounding sites make the make the voyage more enjoyable.
Sherry - You bring so much more to the trip than your amazing cooking skills. From all of the behind the oceans details to making sure our drinks are prepared just right.

Until next time - fair winds and seas.
Love Ya!

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SPANISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - February 2020

Dear Jim and Sherry,

Where do I begin? From the amazing stories of your adventures, to the amazing places you showed us, to the fantastic food and libations... A trip Charles and I will remember forever. I have never felt as safe and well cared for on a charter. Your skills and experience gave great confidence in a fun, safe and enjoyable trip. Can't wait to start planning our next charter with you, Spring 2021. Till then, stay safe and enjoy the ride!!
All the best, Rich and Charles

Your loving relationship has been a fun thing for us to enjoy. See you soon...in 2021 - Charles

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March 2020 - broker provided questionnaire

Your overall start rating: 5/5

Yacht name: Elixir

Destionation: Virgin Islands

How did you enjoy your cruising vacation? Was awesome

In the future, would you consider another trip? Many other trips planned, but may look to return some day. That's a compliment as we rarely "retake" any trip

How is the yacht? Is she clean and well maintained? Everything was as described and very well maintained. No problems or issues at all.

Were your sheets and towels changed? Midweek

Did you use all the water toys? Used floats, lilypad, noodles, snorkel equipment

Were your meals excellent and fresh? Sherry (and Jim) made great meals... SO. MUCH. FOOD. !

How would you describe your Captain and crew? We were treated like kings and queens. Their hospitality was marvelous!

Was it easy to get to your yachts destination? Yes

How do you feel now after your vacation? I feel good and enjoyed it

How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation? Perfect

March 2020

Captains Jim and Sherry,

I REALLY needed this and it was PERFECT!!

Thank you so much for having us and letting us into your home. Nothing will ever beat sitting in front under the stars or playing Mexican Train Dominos after Mrs. Sherry's AMAZING food. I am serious, I hate going home to regular food. Thank you Mr. Jim for showing us all the wonderful sea life and the stories (from both of you). I am super thankful my Mom and Ms. Chris chose this boat and i hate to depart it early.
Be safe over these next few weeks and always.

Taylor


This trip has been on my bucket list for 10 years - it was more awesome than i dreamed it would be. :-) I second Taylor above -we loved it and this getaway was long overdue for me, and it was a great escape from the COVID-19 though concerning to be in the USVI at the same time - I would make the same decision to travel, it was WONDERFUL!!

Tammie

March 2020

Jim and Sherry,
Thank you so much for sharing your home and experience with us! Your world and story is a very special one and we have loved being part of it...if even for just a week...it has been amazing and leaves us with memories that will definitely stick with us and join our list of favorites!!
Till we meet again (and if you're in Mn. :-) )
Julie and Dave

Thank you Jim and Sherry,
What a fabulous week! We loved discovering your part of the world! You truly gave us a charmed week. Thank you for the stories, the FOOD, the guidance... everything. Hope we have an opportunity to return some day and see you both again!
XO Chris and MB

Captains Jim and Sherry,
Oh my - last day. Many emotions - from disappointment our time with you is over to incredible gratitude for an amazing trip that exceeded our expectations with your over the top hospitality in making everything so special. You both have hearts to serve over and beyond! Thank you for sharing your home and life with us. You've created memories for a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you again!
Squeeze hugs of gratitude,
Sue and Steve

July 2020

Dear Captain Jim and First Mate Sherry,

I can't express in wordshow incredible of a time the whole family had aboard Elixir. We loved all the places we visited in the USVI...Maho, Waterlemon, Lamesure, Saltpond, Christmas Cove, Buck Island, Elephant Bay and Honeymoon Beach. All the amazing snorkeling, the girls learned so much from you both! We had the best time getting to know you both and hearing all your adventures and traveling and sailing... you are inspiring to us with your sense of adventure! We loved our evening games of Mexican Train Domino's.Thank you for opening your home and kitchen and life to us, we just LOVED every minute of It! We cant wait to come back and explore the BVI's and Spanish VI's !

All our best to you all,
Brian, Sara, Sophie , Anna

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Broker provided feedback from July 2020

1. Transfer to and from yacht - any issues with the Taxi?
No, super easy

2. Yacht clean inside & outside?
Perfect

3. Any issues with the yacht? Were they rectified?
No Issues

4. Were the crew professionally behaved? Did they look after you as required? Was it fun for the kids?
Always and the Kids LOVED Jim and Sherry

5. Did you visit everywhere that you had planned or wanted to see?
Yes and more, they took us to the most amazing spots and had the best recommendations

6. Would you charter this yacht again?
Yes, in a heartbeat with the family

7. Were your crew professional at the end of the charter with regards to the gratuity?
Yes

Jim & Sherry thank you so very much for looking after Sara and her family, they clearly had an awesome vacation aboard Elixir! We hope to have another charter for your soon.

July 2020

Jim and Sherry,

Our annual Dad & son trips have been an incredible way for us to bond - you two made it exponentially more amazing. Thank you for the beautiful experience - the great sights, the AMAZING food and most of all, the charming company.

A special thanks to you , Jim, for taking Daniel snorkeling. Its was a truly enriching experience for him, and you made it possible.

Thanks for taking me snorkeling and helping me when i got the blister and showing me all the cool sea creatures

Keep sailing!
We'll see you again soon!
Dan & Daniel (D2 & D3)

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July 2020

Dear Jim and Sherry,

Although our search for buried treasure didn't come to fruition and our pirating ambitions were squashed we had a lovely time aboard Elixir.

Thank you for the wonderful hospitality - Sherry - your thoughtful menu was much appreciated.

We both had an excellent time and will remember our honeymoon as one of relaxation & gorgeous turquoise water.

Love, the aspiring pirates,
Deirdre and Rick

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August 2020

We took a chance and came late in the season, with BVI shut down we were fortunate enough to find Jim and Sherry. We saw a tropical depression come on but avoided completely. The timing of the trip was a well needed break for all of us. Jim and Sherry not only took amazing care of us, the food was great, the itinerary kept our views exciting and our glasses were well attended to.

Thank you so much for your hospitality and inviting us into your floating home.

Joey & Kristen, Andy & Ana

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