Sneed Yacht Charters.
LUNA GUESTS COMMENTS
Nothing short of spectacular!!!
Our vacation on LUNA was nothing short of spectacular!!!
It is difficult to write this review without repeating the accolades of the guests who have sailed on LUNA before us.
First and foremost, Nim and Fabi are simply the best. From the moment we stepped onboard LUNA, they made us feel welcome and comfortable. At the end of our trip, we felt like we were leaving our friends.
Prior to the trip, we advised Nim and Fabi of some sights and activities that we wanted to do in the BVIs. Nim did a fabulous job working them all into our cruise and taking us to additional, wonderful snorkeling locations, bays and beaches. It was clear that he was very knowledgeable about all the islands and literally the "ins and outs" of the BVIs. Nim was great at sharing stories and folklore of the islands and answering all our sailing questions!
Fabi is an excellent chef and I cannot say enough about her culinary talents. Every meal was special. Breakfasts always had a huge plate of fresh fruit and in addition, there was something fabulous such as Danish clouds, warm freshly baked banana bread or eggs cooked to order. Lunches and dinners were spectacularly presented, fresh and delicious. After each meal, we asked for the recipe! Fabi was also very conscientious of our food requirements. Two of our girls are vegetarians and one is allergic to nuts. The "alternative" meals were just as great as the mains and she always went the extra mile such as homemade granola "with nuts" and homemade granola "without nuts". Here are just a few of the treats she made for us; tuna tartare, ceviche, grilled lamb kabobs, grilled chicken with lime sauce, fabulous fish tacos, Puerto Rican rice and beans on steroids, home made chocolate ice cream, and a flour-less chocolate torte. (Nim also shared his expertise and mixed us some of his favorite cocktails!)
Luna itself also exceeded our expectations. She was immaculately kept and extremely well appointed. The births and bathrooms were spacious. I was very pleasantly surprised that the showers were full size and I always had hot water! There was plenty of space for us to spread out on deck, with options in the sun or shade and room to accommodate our whole group in either.
Everyone should be lucky enough to sail on LUNA. Our time aboard was perfect. We were a party of six and not one of us could think of anything to improve or that could have been done better.
We would sail on LUNA with Nim and Fabi again in a heart beat and hope we get the opportunity to do so!!! If we could give 6 stars we would!
Better than we ever dreamed!!
We’d dreamed of our sailing vacation on LUNA for months. And when the adventure started, it was clear it would be better than we ever dreamed.
First and foremost, Fabiola and Nim are incredible hosts. Fabiola is a thoughtful and skilled chef. Every meal is beautiful, fresh, and perfectly planned and presented. Think conch salad, fresh fish, homemade ice cream, hot-from-the-oven bread, and even full Israeli and Puerto Rican feasts. Nim brought us to the best snorkeling spots, planned a perfect but flexible itinerary, and kept us comfortable and safe (😊—important for a nervous sailor, like myself).
LUNA is almost too good to be true. She is brand new, customized, and impeccably cared for. All the furnishings and amenities are comfortable and well-thought out. Fabi and Nim found the smallest ways to make LUNA feel like a floating luxury resort—like the eco-friendly, local bath products, live orchids in the dining room, and beautiful bedding. Even with grandeur of LUNA, the special, small touches are not overlooked.
Finally, let’s talk about what matters most, the people. Nim and Fabi made us feel welcome and just plain happy from the moment we met them. They inspired us to come home to our lives and enjoy the view, the journey, and the ritual of making an amazing meal together. It makes us smile to know that, somewhere in the Caribbean, there are two wonderful, barefoot people who we met only for a short time but were a central part of one of the best weeks of our lives.
Our trip aboard LUNA is full of fond memories, and Fabi and Nim are at the forefront of the memories I cherish the most. Until we meet again!
-Brittany and Brian Johnson
THE VACATION OF A LIFETIME!
If you are looking for the vacation of a lifetime, look no further than Sail Luna with Captain Nim and the extraordinary first mate and chef Fabi!
From the moment we stepped aboard this absolutely beautiful catamaran, I knew it was going to be an amazing week. Nim and Fabi went above and beyond in planning a customized and flexible itinerary that met the wishes of everyone in our group, from beautiful snorkeling spots to a day at the spa.
Additionally, Fabi is a kitchen genius and I can honestly say that there was not a single meal aboard this ship that I did not enjoy. I am pretty sure she made the best fish tacos that I will ever eat in my life, as well as some of the most amazing homemade (or boatmade in this case) chocolate ice cream!
If you are looking for a personalized sailing trip or your next Caribbean vacation, sail Luna!
-Trisha Marshalls and Robert Tracey
Sailing aboard LUNA with Fabiola and Nim was one of our favorite vacations!
Our group ranged from experienced sailors to never sailed before and the trip was perfect for each of us.
First of all, LUNA is gorgeous! It is spacious and comfortable and has plenty of shaded areas to lounge during the hot, sunny days in the Caribbean or to soak up the sun if you desire. The cabins were luxurious and felt more like a hotel than a boat! And the little touches like local, handmade bath products in each room were so lovely.
The food was superb! Fabiola made sure that we ate and drank like royalty all week. Every single breakfast, lunch, and dinner was incredible and it made it very hard to want to go ashore and miss out on her cooking (but we did have a very nice dinner ashore in Petite St. Vincent). And if you can get Nim on the grill, you are in luck! We have tried to re-create some of their meals since we have been back home but they fall short of the magic that Fabi makes in the kitchen!
Nim was an outstanding captain, first making sure that we were all safe at all times and then making sure that we had fun! Though we had a general itinerary planned, he was flexible and made each day's plan fit our needs. He is also an excellent snorkel guide! We loved the underwater sculpture park in Grenada and I loved finding fish, lobster, octopus, rays, and even a shark in the snorkel spots he picked out for us!
We really hope that this was not our last trip aboard LUNA! I would recommend this sailing trip 100% and can not wait until the next time we meet up with Fabiola and Nim aboard LUNA.
-Tara and Jay Pandiscia
This was hands-down a once-in-a-lifetime trip!
Truly a trip of a lifetime, aboard this beautiful catamaran. We sailed from St. Lucia through the Grenadine islands with our final destination being Grenada and everything about it was stunning.
Our Captain Nim Hirschhorn and his beautiful first mate, amazing chef and the one to keep us all organized Fabiola made this trip something we will remember for years to come.
They had everything organized before we boarded, we knew where we were staying each night, how long it would take to get there and what each island is known for, what we should check out and some nice surprises along the way. They were also very flexible if we wanted to change it up a bit along the way.
The accommodations were immaculate, very clean and more spacious than we were expecting. We each had our own bathroom and queen size bed in our cabins which were beautifully decorated yet simple and not over the top. If you are thinking of doing a trip like this (we were 7 days on the boat) pack light !! You will live in your bathing suit and just need casual comfy clothes for dinner. Cabins do have a small closet for hanging clothes, with 2 shelves underneath and there is one drawer under the bed that pulls out you can also store things in. Suitcases are stored on the boat out of your room to save space for moving around.
Fabiola's cooking was some of the best we have had and we have done a lot of travelling. She kept breakfast and lunches nice and light as you never know how your stomach will be on the open water. From mini quiches, to fresh tasteful salads, fish tacos, variety of fruits. Late afternoon we always started with an incredible appetizer, from fresh ceviche, grilled octopus to charcuterie boards, it all had so much flavor and of course this was usually at Happy Hour. Dinners were always a new theme and from a new country. We had Israeli that Nim who is from there original made us, fresh lobster, Argentina dish one night, you will not go hungry and you will enjoy every bite.
The islands we saw and the snorkeling at each place was out of this world. We saw so many colorful fish, nurse shark, stingray, sea turtles, star fish, underwater sculpture park outside of Grenada was a highlight. Anyone considering this type of trip do not hesitate you will love every minute of it. We had 3 couples plus Nim and Fabiola and we never felt crowded or got cabin fever as they would say. They also made our friend Julie's birthday very special. Decorated the boat, made a special meal, a cake etc. There isn't anything these 2 aren't open to and won't do for you. Well worth the money and would do it again in a heartbeat !!
-Heather and Steven Lowe
YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!
Sailing the BVI’s with Nim & Fabiola was truly an amazing experience. Their attention to details and everyone’s needs in our party was 5 Star.
From the introduction emails to discuss our expectations to the foods we prefer and the custom itinerary and their ability to notice the activities we were enjoying and focusing on those... they are impeccable hosts. Their knowledge of the islands and the travel industry in the BVI’s is very useful as well, especially when avoiding the large cruise ship crowds!
Nim was very accommodating with any water activities we wanted to try, and very patient with the younger members of our group, getting them comfortable snorkeling. While Fabiola is truly a wonderful Chef creating specials meals from all over the globe!!
Nim & Fabiola work wonderfully together to make sure that their guest is happy and very satisfied.
But I think the best thing about the trip is that after a week at sea visiting many different bays and marinas and so many wonderful stories exchanged, is that we all really felt like we’ve gained good friends in Nim and Fabiola and can’t wait till the next adventure.
Until we meet Again!!! You guys are the Best!!!
-Edwin Lodens (Flying Dutchman)
LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE!!
This is a life changing experience!! You must do this!!
At the end of 6 days my 11 year old son said to me “I have so much more respect for the ocean and people who protect it, it’s so beautiful”!!
My 9 year old daughter got scared of the water and Nim helped her over come her fear and she was snorkeling with in 30 min!
Fabiola is the most amazing chef!! My kids ate all of her food,she catered to us, she is all home made clean food!! Do not waste your time sleeping on the islands, see everything on Luna!!
LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT!!
Fab and Nim -
We just wanted to say another thank you for such a special trip. We loved every second of it. Thank you for all that you did to make it so wonderful for the 5 of us.
Wonderful week in the BVIs!
Thank you for a wonderful week in BVI's. Absolute luxury on board, great sailing and the food was absolutely delicious. A Michelin star for you Fabiola! And not to mention Nim's barista skills... Thank you for taking us to some of the most fabulous places and for such a fun week.
-Kim and David Roberts
IT WAS PERFECT!!
What can I say about our experience on the Luna -- it was perfect!!
From the moment we met our incredible hosts Nim and Fabiola, we were in paradise.
In discussions before boarding, we mapped out an itinerary that met all of our desires, with opportunities for exploration/snorkeling and relaxing and the boat was well stocked with all of our favorites.
The boat was gorgeous and the little extra touches that Nim and Fabiola put into the accommodations was evident - including the wonderful décor through out the cabins and common areas and the amazing lounging areas.
Nim was the consummate tour guide, leading us to one beautiful spot after another for snorkeling and visiting. One of the highlights were the meals - Fabiola's meals rate up there with the finest restaurants - simply delicious.
It truly was an once in a lifetime experience (which I hope to be able to do again!) and can't say enough about our new friends Nim and Fabiola!
-Susan and Gary Bruce
We will be back to sail on LUNA again, for sure!!
Wow! Spending time on the Luna was truly transformational.
From the start, communication was amazing and set us up for an awesome adventure. Together we created a plan that encompassed everything and more that we hoped to experience, do and see.
Nim and Fabiola were incredibly responsive, gracious and flexible. The accommodations were spectacular; we wanted for nothing. In fact, we laughed how they anticipated our needs so well we barely needed to say anything. The meals were gourmet and most importantly absolutely delicious. Nim and Fabiola were skilled, calm, kind and very engaging.
We will be back to sail on the Luna again, for sure!
-Wendy and Jon Wright
Can't wait to come back to LUNA!!!
Where to even start!!?!? I will start with the end… I am ready to book my next trip with Luna. Nim and Fabiola are consummate professionals. Everything about our trip was impeccable. From the moment we booked with Luna, communications with Fabiola were practically instantaneous. She answered all our questions, made suggestions, and provided us with all the necessary information. Before we even left home, we felt like we had already established a sound relationship with Nim and Fabiola.
But the real joy started once we arrived. From the moment we boarded we knew we had made the right choice. The accommodations were exactly as advertised, and the boat was in pristine condition. Collectively, we chose an itinerary that was greatly enhanced by Nim’s local knowledge. He knew exactly where to take us and timed our stops in each location perfectly. Whether you are looking for a quiet deserted spot to moor, or for a party atmosphere, Nim knew when and where to go. We decided on a little of each, and we were not disappointed. The locations were breathtaking and Nim timed our arrivals to each locale perfectly. We loved the snorkeling, and the fact that Nim is also a divemaster was invaluable!!
I may have saved the best for last (although there are so many bests!). Fabiola is an incredible cook. Each course was planned perfectly. Everything was fresh and beautifully plated. Our afternoon “snacks” were a highlight – from ceviche to cheese platters!!! Each dinner was unique and executed on point. The scallops over risotto, filet, and Cuban style pork were some highlights. Two of the people on our trip were celebrating birthdays and Fabiola made an incredible cake and decorated the cabin creating a warm atmosphere for the evening.
After proofreading this review, I realize it uses a lot of superlatives. However, please note, that I am not usually this effusive or overly impressed with all things. I have traveled extensively and have stayed in some incredible spots around the world. But this trip, truly was a wonderful experience. As you can imagine, being on a boat brings you into close proximity with others. To us, Fabiola and Nim are no longer just the owners of the Luna, they are friends.
-Marcia and Tim Kerrigan
AN AMAZING JOURNEY ON LUNA!!
Adventure of a lifetime!!
Thank you for all the incredible adventures, food, history lessons, fun laughs and all the rest.
We all had a fabulous time!!
-The Crazy Canuks
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