Testimonials

Check out what our guests have to say about their time with us

 
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Moema & Katy
La Rochelle, France

The first day we woke-up to the aroma of crepes, a day after devouring smoked salmon eggs Benedict, when just the day before “the boys” (as we affectionately came to call them) spoiled us with brioche French toast. Not even an hour into the day, and our tastebuds were already entirely engaged. After spending one week in The Wind Expedition, the only difficult part was leaving. Sure the Catamaran was immaculate, of course our excursions were memorable, but that’s not what was most difficult to walk away from, it’s leaving their heartfelt hospitality, and their smiles behind that delivers a pang to the heart. We couldn’t recommend any more profoundly that you spend your vacation here. We will be joining The Wind Expedition again this summer, and when they head to the South Pacific.


Mara
Gran Canaria, Canary Island, Spain

My weeklong trip with Rafael, Court and Gabe on the Wind Expedition was one of the most unique and exceptional vacation experiences I have ever had!  As we sailed our way around the island of Gran Canaria, our friendly hosts could not have been more genial and accommodating. 

Rafael prepared a seemingly endless selection of gourmet food made from local ingredients, from a delectable avocado pistachio salad to homemade crepes for breakfast to seafood paella for dinner. Meanwhile, Court explained the science of sailing and taught me about navigation.  Charming Gabriel added a lively spirit to the party.

I particularly enjoyed feeling the wind in my hair as I reclined on the boat deck sunbathing and sipping a glass of wine. Other highlights included kayaking and paddle-boarding in the ocean, looking for dolphins, and exploring local beaches and bars. And I will never forget the stunning impression of sailing past towering cliffs of volcanic rock and dropping anchor under the stars. I highly recommend this one-of-a-kind maritime experience to adventurers across the world!

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Lindsey
Gran Canaria, Canary Island, Spain

As I flew in on the plane, I saw a boat in the water and I realized I wasn’t going to vacation in the Canary Islands but rather I was going to vacation in the ocean!  that was kind of the first big surprise! I just hadn’t really realized what this would be! The boat is beautiful-  I felt instant bougie!  Everything was so clean and well decorated - didn’t know boats could be so nice!!  There was a welcome plate of regional cheeses and wine!!

What was your favorite day?
That’s hard to choose - every day was so unique!  A few days we were out sailing in the middle of the day and my friend and I sat on the front of the boat just relaxing and having a drink.  Court was sailing the boat and Rafa was in the kitchen making dinner.  It was so relaxing to sit out in the sun and ride over the waves.  I day napped every time we did that too!  We also went to the beach a few times - it was fun playing with their sun Gabriel. He’s a real ham!  We used their stand up paddle board to get to the beach and Gabriel and I got knocked over by our last wave. It was super fun!

Any other highlights?
Well if you haven’t met Rafa, Court and Gabriel, you are in for a real treat! They were my real highlight!  They are so fun, thoughtful and accommodating!! We played games together, danced on the boat - they made the trip!! Oh and Chef Rafa - well I had thought I’d want to go out to eat, but the few meals we did seemed subpar in comparison to Rafa’s  cooking of paella, crepes, Mediterranean cuisine - it was awesome! 


Margie & Ernie
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

My husband  and I stayed aboard the beautiful new catamaran, "The Wind Expedition", in a private suite with an exclusive ocean view for a week exploring breathe taking views and touring the charms of Cagliari, Sardinia. 

Our host Rafa, Court and Gabe were so hospitable with serving us daily international meals breakfast, lunch and dinner over looking the Mediterranean.  They prepared wonderful gourmet meals, sweet pastries and chocolates that dazzled your appetite. Everything was so well prepared and organized including planning city excursions. Court, Rafa and Gabe made our vacation aboard "The Wind" perfect!

We all explored the squares, shopped markets and the evenings were best enjoyed relaxing and drinking wine on "The Wind" under the Mediterranean skies.

The days were magical and I highly recommend this one of a kind sailing on The Wind Expedition! 

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Robin & Kimron
Croatian Islands

We recently sailed with The Wind Expedition from Dubrovnik to Split in Croatia. From the the start, Court and Rafa worked with us to design the trip that was right for us - just the right amount of travel and just the right amount of time to swim, kayak, snorkel, paddle board and explore what the various islands had to offer- a bike ride around Mljet’s National Park, a stroll through Korcula’s old city, and an afternoon in Split exploring Diocletian’s palace. 

The time on board the Wind was fabulous. 

Sundowners on the deck. Watching the stars at night and nothing beats waking up jumping right into the sea.

The brand new accommodations, though small, are top notch— clean, cozy and private with ample storage space. Our private bathroom/shared shower was clean and also had lots of space to store personal items. 

Every meal was delicious and prepared with great attention to detail. Rafael worked with us to accommodate our dietary restrictions. It was great to eat our meals with Court, Rafael and Gabe. They are great hosts and we felt at home! 

Sailing with The Wind Expedition was a magical experience I won’t forget! 


Matt, Hillary, and Felix
Croatian Islands

The wind expedition strikes the perfect balance between adventure and comfort. We sailed the Adriatic Sea, biked the island of Mljet  and ate octopus “under the bell”.  And we also snuggled with blankets under a starry sky, enjoyed thoughtful and delicious home-cooked meals with friends turned family, and stretched our  imaginations with 8 year old Gabe’s incredible storytelling.  

Rafa, Court and Gabe clearly love each other and cherish their opportunity to sail together. They pour love and care into their relationships, their boat, their food, their journey...and you can’t help but feel the love too!

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Sandra, Jochen, and Charlie
Croatian Islands

We got to spend 6 amazing days sailing from Dubrovnik via Mljet to Korcula with the crew of the Wind Expedition in July 2018. We had the best time! Court and Rafael were outstanding hosts who always made sure we were comfortable and happy. Communication to plan the trip was excellent, and once we got there our expectations were exceeded on all accounts.

We booked the Chefs Special menu and every day, Court & Rafael prepared gourmet meals for us - from refreshing welcome drinks and cocktails under the stars, to crepes and delicious avocado toast for breakfast, to Lebanese and Mexican for dinner. Everything was always freshly prepared. We were also given the option to eat out if we wanted (which we did on the days we did our land excursions). 

We stopped at beautiful islands, biked through the National Park in Mljet, explored the historic towns of Dubrovnik and Marco Polos birthplace Korcula, but the best part was to always be able to jump into the sea and have fun on the paddle board or kayak. Our cabin was sparkling clean and super comfortable. 

We travel a lot all around the world and this trip is definitely on top of my favorite trips ever! We highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys being on a boat and loves having a good time! We definitely plan to come back and join the Wind Expedition in another part of the world! Thank you Court, Rafael and Gabe for making this trip so unique and so much fun!


Jasmin & Dan
Croatian Islands

We had one of the most amazing trips with The Wind Expedition in Croatia. Before the trip began we were given a survey that asked about the type of travel experience we wanted and food. I was impressed with the detailed questions and ability for the team to personalize the menu according to preference and possible food allergies.

We met them at the Island of Mljet and were welcomed with a beautiful dinner. We then explored the surrounding islands north and then headed south to Dubrovnik. We requested a trip that was mostly on the catamaran that included active water sports and snorkeling. That was just what I got. We explored the seas and saw some amazing sea life. They provided all the snorkeling gear, a kayak, stand up paddle board, a fun unicorn floatie (named wings) and even a water polo ball. We even learned the basics of sailing and hiked around the infamous island of Lokrum.

The food was amazing! Breakfasts included yogurt parfaits, omelets, fried eggs...all served with plenty of vegetables, fruits and condiments. Lunches and dinners ranged from local Croatian cuisine, like freshly caught seabass, and pasta with a white truffle sauce, salads, sandwiches, BBQ and even Middle Eastern food like Mujadarra and spiced chickpeas. To top it off we had delectable cocktails like white sangria, mimosas and local wine. Court and Rafa are amazing hosts and I look forward to meeting them several more times as they journey across the world.

Thank you for the travel experience of a lifetime, can't wait until our next sail!

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