We "found" The Moorings many years ago, after having a bad experience chartering through two other companies. (One of these companies gave us a boat that literally broke down 2 or 3 times during our vacation week, the other company's boat was infested with cockroaches.) After "trying" Moorings, we swore we would never again charter through another company. We have since chartered probably 15 -20 times through Moorings, from 4 different locations. We have never been disappointed. On one of our trips the eye of a hurricane unexpectedly came across our anchorage in Mayreau, The Grenadines. Communication was disrupted and the "we are OK" never got transmitted back to Moorings base. Moorings sent the St Vincent Coast Guard out to find us (happily snorkeling, I might add). I could go on and on... I have nothing bad to say about all the wonderful memories Moorings has given us.
— Eileen, March 2016
We just had the best family vacation on a 4800 Catamaran with Shaka as our Captain in the BVIs. He was the BEST Captain and amazing with interacting with our 4yr old daughter. He made the adventure so cool and fun!! We will always request him going forward. We would refer Shaka to any family and anyone wanting an unbelievable trip!! He is very knowledgeable with every area and willing to even teach us about each area we visited. Our Captain for life = Shaka!
— Kelly Caron, Tortola, July 2015
Best vacation so far….
I heard about Moorings from a friend that took his family back in the 90's and it sounded like a great vacation. After looking into it we thought that this sounded like a great family vacation - we have friends that agreed and we booked the trip. 2 families (9 total - ages 56 down to 12) plus 1 skipper (Ryan). We went on a 10-day power cat (474) charter in the British Virgin Islands. Moorings was top-notch, easy people to work with, if you have questions just call and ask. Ten people on 1 boat for 10-days might sound rough but we loved it – so much to do and see, never felt crowded (it’s a big boat). We told the skipper what we liked and where we would like to go and he took care of us and showed us some places that we never would have thought of.
— Tortola, June 2016
Awesome.....special thanks and kudos to Rosie and Travis who gave us an EXCELLENT briefing (1.5 hours!) and stayed in touch thruought the week. Travis was too funny as we ran into him at the Coco Bar in Treasure Key on his day off and we recognized him even in 'camouflage' which was good for a great laugh.
All systems worked and were flawless. Loved the Abacos....our second time there (first with The Moorings) and second time around was better than the first.
Fantastic trip....highlights: on anchor at Little Harbour...no one else there - bottom fishing (jigging) on our way seaward out of South Whale Cay Cut: four very nice grouper in 45 minutes.....the fillets were delicious the following evening for dinner - feeding the stingrays and lemon sharks in Manjack Cay. Even my wife got into the water with the rays and sharks -and that's a first! The Elbow Creek lighthouse...loved it. Became a Friend of the Lighthouse.
— Jose Galindez, Abacos, June 2016
Best vacation we’ve ever taken….
I think The Moorings has ruined us for any other type of vacation going forward! The boat was immaculate (we rented a 50' power Cat), the Moorings staff was incredible and very accommodating, and the whole process from booking to returning the boat was seamless and easy - which isn't always the case when you're on 'Caribbean time'. There are not many vacations we've taken through the years that we'd want to do again as we like to experience new things/places, but I'd book this exact same trip again in a heartbeat - and may end up doing exactly that in 2017!
— Jeff L., Tortola, July 2016
Best sailboat rental company in the Caribbean….
Plenty of room on the boat and easy to sail even for the beginners. We have chartered with several other Co. and The Moorings are the best. In 12 years we have never had a major issue. Heading to St. Martin in December and renting from the Moorings. Can't wait. Thanks Mooring Staff for all you do.
— July, 2016