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Summer Location
Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Winter Location
Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
53.00 Ft
16.00 m
Royal Cape
Max Speed
Sat TV
Yamaha 75 Generator 12.5KW Northern Lights 2016
Allen Lawson


February 2015

Art Director

Another wonderful trip. The meals were five star, the rooms are awesome and thanks for giving up your room for us. May God continue to bless you.
Brian and Connie~

Last week we left home knowing we were on our way to a beautiful place but we didn't know that we were going to meet 2 new friends. We want to thank you for opening up your home to us and showing us your world This has definitely been a special week for us. Your hospitality was above and beyond anything we could have expected. We look forward to coming back soon.
Rick and Cindy~

Thank you so much for allowing us to come back on vacation with you. A week on Manna was the perfect solution, the most relaxing vacation ever. The food was incredible as always. You are both wonderful hosts , accommodating everyone's wishes and making sure everyone had a great time.
Robin and Wayne~

This has been one of the best vacations we have ever been on. It was so relaxing . Everything was wonderful The food was yummy and we enjoyed every stop. Thank you for your hospitality. We feel so blessed to have been a part of such an awesome experience. May God bless you in your journey.
Doug and Shanelle~

New Years 2015/16

Art Director

Wayne and Emily,
Thanks for a spectacular week aboard the Manna. We had a great relaxing time: a perfect vacation.
You've been so generous and the perfect hosts, from dive trip to bouncy raft to all the wonderful meals.
Emily your food was outstanding and you will have to incorporate all the new recipes into your repertoire. But really it's all about the almond cake.
Thanks and good luck with Manna for Missionaries-such a wonderful cause /calling.

We couldn't have enjoyed our time with you and the Manna more. You are both delightful hosts and created a perfect atmosphere of casual relaxation. It exactly what we needed.
Thank you Wayne for your good- natured, confidant hand at the helm and Emily for the wonderful meals and pampering. All the best to you on your further adventure in life. This was a great one in ours.

Thank you for guiding us through this beautiful part of the world. I will never forget this trip or your hospitality.

Thank you so much for the incredible week aboard Manna. It was the perfect way to end a hectic 2015 and makes me hopeful and optimistic for 2016. Good luck with Manna for Missionaries and keep us posted. Thank you for sharing your world with us.

March 26 through April 2 Tandem Charter with S/Y Manna and Ultima Life

Art Director

Thank you so much for bringing us aboard Manna with you. This vacation has been amazing and you two have done a great job exceeding our expectations. Emily your food was amazing and I am sure we will be cooking some of your meals again. Captain Wayne, you were always ready to tell a joke or story and knew a ton about the BVI. Thank you so much for making this vacation even more amazing than we thought it could be. We would love to sail again on Manna. Bayard

My favorite part was playing with George. I had a fun time with him. I hope I see him again. Love, Dinghy Captain Paige - 6 years old

Thank you for teaching me to water-ski. It was amazing. Andrew

Thank you for giving us the experience of water skiing, snorkeling and fishing. I will remember this trip for a long time. Graham

Thank you for the great week. I don�t think I have ever seen so many ear to ear grins over the course of a week-from the water skiing, to diving, to dinghy driving. I am sure George will be happy to be free of his morning baths. Enjoy sleeping past 6 am in the weeks ahead. Arrgh, Russell

We cannot thank you enough for making our first (but not last) trip to the BVI so memorable. Thank you for keeping up with the all-day activity of 4 kids and adapting to their early wake up times. We loved every minute of this trip. Stephanie

May 1-8 2016 Spanish Virgin Islands

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My wife, Nan and I would like to thank you for a wonderful week on Manna. From the moment we arrived on May 1st until the minute we left on May 8th everything was perfect. We felt like we were the center of attention. Your boat is beautiful and our cabin was so cool and comfortable. The meals prepared by Emily were absolutely fantastic! Our sail trip to Culebra and the island of Culebrita was filled with swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving in the most beautiful waters imaginable and then going ashore for sightseeing and entertainment. We think Captain Wayne knows exactly what his guests expect and then exceeded our expectations by taking us to uninhabited pristine beaches and beautiful coral reefs to explore. WOW! We had a magical time. We will be back! Until then we thank you for the very best, most relaxing week we have ever had on a trip like this! We highly recommend the crew and yacht for the best of the best!
Kim and Nan Fuller

What an amazing week, so many wonderful memories, great sailing to awesome beaches, snorkeling and diving. Loved all the toys, card games and fantastic food!! You guys are wonderful hosts. God bless you both.
Linda and Dave

June 4-11 2016 Winning bid for Charity

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Manna donated a week all-inclusive vacation to "Ian's Friends Foundation" as part of a fundraiser to be auctioned off with proceeds going to research for children's brain tumors. Below are the comments from the guest that won the bid.

Can't thank you enough for making our trip so wonderful! From the minute, we got up in the morning until the time we went to bed the 2 of you were a joy to be with. You made our family trip one of the best! There was nothing we desired that you didn't make happen. Our wish was your command thank you. Emily your food was delicious. Wayne you're a great captain and I love the stories. You are however too good at monopoly. Thanks again for everything. Wish only good things in your future.

Thank you for making this week so fun. It has been one of the best weeks at my life. Emily your great cook and I enjoyed your food. Wayne, you are a pretty cool cat. You are funny and really good at monopoly.

Thank you so much for an amazing week. I had a great time getting to know you both and enjoyed every minute. George, I will miss you bad. Thanks again for a great week.

Dec 17-23 2016 Single Guest

Art Director

There are many reasons to come to the Virgin Islands:
Amazing vistas
Exotic destinations
World class entertainment
Great food
But the best reason to come to the Virgin Islands is Wayne and Emily, and George of course!
Mr. B

Jan 4-11 2017 Wedding & Honeymoon

Art Director

Captain Wayne had the honor and privilege of officiating the first Wedding ceremony aboard the decks of S/Y Manna. It was a most beautiful and moving ceremony, with local entertainer Michael Bean Gardner performing a live Love song specially for the young couple.

Thank you so much for the trip and honeymoon of a lifetime! We are so blessed to have you guys in our life. We can't wait to start planning our next trip. We can never thank you enough for the preparation and planning for our big day. You are so special to us!

Thank you as for giving Hannah and I a wedding and trip we will never forget. You guys are a blast to be around and have some wonderful friends. We hope that we can come see you again. Thank you for such great hospitality and taking the time to teach me the basics of diving. Words cannot express how Thankful I am for all that you guys have done.

Feb 4-11, 2017

Art Director

What a fabulous week it has been! A dream really! We loved sailing away with you. Emily, thank you for your delicious healthy meals. Wayne, thank you for keeping us up on all the history and fun facts. Loved, loved, loved the showers. The beaches were amazing! I had never felt more welcome and on someone else’s boat or home. Robert fell in love with snorkeling and wants to come back and dive. We love you!
Rob and Amy

Where do I start? This has truly been a trip of a lifetime. I have loved every minute of it. Just wait, we will be back with all the kids also. I can’t wait for them to meet you. In this last week, I have grown to love both of you. You two are amazing! I would love to make a trip to Haiti with you. I love your spirit and the light of Christ you share! I wish you both the best in all you do. Can’t wait to meet up with you again. Thank you for making this the most amazing trip I have ever been on. And the food! Holy Cow what I would do to just take Emily home! In fact, please come visit us. We would love to have you. I’ll give you a phone number when I get a new phone since mine is on the bottom of the ocean. Love you both.
Tiffany ~

Thanks so much for an amazing week! I’ve been wanting to take this trip for years, and I’m so glad I found you two! I had high expectations and you exceeded all of them. Thanks for everything. I loved it all.

I was not sure what to expect when we booked this catamaran. I can say it was the best vacation I have ever been on. We owe it all to you and Emily. You are so accommodating and took us wherever we wanted to go and do whatever we wanted to do. Emily’s cooking was amazing! Breakfast, lunch and dinner and also snacks were perfect. This trip that they did my expectations about far. I can’t wait to come back and bring the kids. Thank you so much for putting up with us and making it the perfect week! Love you both.

This was a last-minute decision to come on this trip and I’ve found glad we came. By far the best vacation I have been on. The beauty, food, fun is almost indescribable. I loved your faith and passion that you have for life and what you do. You both are amazing.

Feb 19-26 2017 Six adventurous guest in BVI

Art Director

While, we had a great trip! You both were awesome adjusting to our rather eclectic motley crew. I appreciate very much all of the flexibility and accommodating the varied interests. May there be many jet skis in crew dog George’s future! Woof… Smooth sailing to you both in the future and thanks again for your hospitality.
Owen and Mary~

I had such an amazing experience on manna. All of the food, the diving, the water-skiing, wakeboarding, riding the subwing, and especially hanging out with George! We got everything we could have possibly wanted out of this trip. Thanks for being so generous and accommodating. Next time we’ll take the cannon down towards Venezuela and take on some pirates!

Thank you for the amazing experience! From delicious meals, beautiful dives, water toys, and laughs-we had such a good time!!

A poem for Wayne and Emily -----Mike~

At the end of this sentence, rain will begin.
At the rain's edge, a sail.

Slowly the sail will lose sight of islands;
into a mist will go the belief of harbors
of an entire race.

The ten-years war is finished.
Helen's hair, a gray cloud.
Troy, a white ashpit
by the drizzling sea.

The drizzle tightens like the strings of a harp.
A man with clouded eyes picks up the rain
and plucks the first line of the Odyssey.
By: Derek Walcott

Mar 11-17, 2017 Caribbean Texas style

Art Director

Wayne and Emily,
Thank you for being such gracious hosts aboard manna. We had an awesome adventure! We loved getting to know you both. Captain Ron, I mean Wayne, thank you for taking us snorkeling, skiing, wakeboarding, sub-winging, and who could forget the tube ride!!! The boys loved it! Thanks for making this a special trip for them. Emily, we absolutely loved that Texas meal package. It was all delicious. Again, thank you thank you for making this trip a wonderful experience. We want to come back if you’ll have us. We love your servants heart. Take care, travel safe and please let us know when you’ll be coming thru Houston.
David and Karen~

Thank you, Wayne and Emily, for an adventure on the water!

Wayne and Emily,
I have had the time of my life this past week. Thank you so much for pouring into us, taking care of us, and sharing stories. I couldn’t have imagined a better trip with a better captain and crew. I am so thankful for everything you have done for us this week from cooking the food to pulling us behind the boat. I hope and pray we cross paths in the near future. Again, thank you for your hospitality and genuine care you showed me and my family.

May 5-12 2017 Scuba Diving & Treasure Hunting

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Group of four (Two couples) comments after a very enjoyable and relaxing week aboard S/Y Manna;

Wayne and Emily,

What an absolutely amazing experience/trip. We are so blessed to be on your boat sailing the BVI and getting to know you both. We immediately felt comfortable and spoiled. Emily your cooking was fabulous and hospitality over the top. Thank you both for taking us to all of the cool spots throughout the islands, for telling us the history of the area and being patient with our “minor drinking”. We are all discussing our next years trip with you as no one compares. Wishing you safe charters to come.

Ethan and Joanne

Wayne and Emily,

Thank you for a wonderful week aboard Manna. We were so comfortable on your beautiful boat and your hospitality was far beyond our expectations! Emily your food was fabulous and always planned with perfect timing. Wayne, thank you for always being ready, willing and able to entertain us with whatever activity was our whim of the moment. We hope to stay in touch and come aboard another time.

Thank you
Marshall and Carolyn

June 3-10, 2017 Covering tons of diffrent islands Island

Art Director

This was an Island hopping trip in its truest form. Starting in St Croix and including stops in St John, St Thomas, USVI and BVI. With loads of sailing, over 150 miles and some of the most interesting stops along the way...

Wayne and Emily,

Thank you for making our first cruise such a memorable one. You are great hosts who were so amazing!! Your knowledge was so interesting and we appreciated all your kindness you showed along the way.
George and Marilyn

We had a wonderful time! You two were so accommodating and gracious. Wonderful hosts!!
Tracy and Pat

Thank you for the repeat visit! I’m saddened by the prospects of never seeing you again unless you make it to Kansas City.

Thank you for this amazing trip. It was a ton of fun.
Nolan "13th Birthday while aboard"

July 1-8, 2017 Birthday Celebration

Art Director

I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday trip and you two made it even more special. I hope you enjoyed having us as much as we enjoyed you tow. We look forward to doing this again- Spanish Virgin Islands!! (in the future but we hope sooner than later).
Cheers to new friends. Bob says “greatest 6,5,4”!!
Bob and Jo

Thank you to both of you for a trip of a lifetime. So many memories, so many laughs. This was our first trip to the Virgin Islands and not sure we can top it! Thanks Captain and Admiral!
Come join us at Mardi Gras and ditto to the Spanish Virgin Islands!
Jill and Vince

Tall Ships
Small ships
Ya’ll run a tight ship!
John and Pam

July 21-28, 2017 Returning to BVI

Art Director

Oh my!! Thank you for bringing back our BVI memories of 2001. This trip was everything and more, especially having our sons with us.Thank you for your selfless hospitality, lifelong memories of scuba, night swims, snorkeling, island hopping, bar hopping, and evening games. Your food was amazing given our food limitations. As our captain and chef we could not have asked for anyone better and that says it all….Best wishes to you both always!
Keep sailing the friendly seas
Hopefully we’ll see you soon in the next set of cays!!!

Doug, Denae, Worth and Cayman

December 21-28, 2017 Christmas Getaway

Art Director

Thank you so much for a wonderful trip in the Virgin Islands. Always felt safe and secure and well fed. You're great people doing what you do for Manna for Missionaries and sharing your beautiful boat Manna. The pirate party on Christmas Day was lots of fun thanks for introducing us to the local celebrity Michael Beans. If I don't go out and get a cat of my own, I'll be contacting you all again next year. Wish you calm seas and fair winds.
Bruce and Jackie

Thank you for the sincere hospitality. It is been a wonderful week in paradise, and I am honored to have learned the ropes from the best. Your boat is truly one-of-a-kind, and the work you guys do through Manna for Missionaries is inspiring I look forward to staying in touch. You always will have friends in Atlanta. Hopefully my path will cross yours in the Caribbean sooner rather than later. My luck always be on your side and the winds strong.

This week has truly been a dream. I couldn't imagine better people to lose my passport virginity with in the Virgin Islands! Every meal was out of this world and every destination was picture-perfect (despite the hurricanes). My mom always said that there’s always a reason people come into our lives and there is no doubt in my mind that you all came into our lives when you did or a reason. I hope to stay in touch, you guys are an absolute inspiration. Thank you for an amazing week-still can’t believe we swam/dove with a dolphin and her calf!! Truly a dream. I wish you all the best and hope to see you both again soon !

Alison again….I felt like I just didn’t say enough the first go round. I needed to elaborate a little more if you will..This has been, by far, the best week of my life and I am so sad to say goodbye for now. I’m going to miss Emily’s cooking, from the to die for Lobster Bisque to the Grouper tacos. Every meal was an absolute treat!! Diving and sailing with Wayne was so great!! I feel so honored to be with one of the best captains in the islands. I really do hope our paths cross again in the future (sooner rather than later). If you all ever need a volunteer don’t hesitate to reach out, I would love to support yall’s mission. So here’s to the best kind of ship-friendships!

February 19-26, 2018 Seeds of Hope

Art Director

The past 6 days have been amazing, beautiful and breathtaking. I cant begin to put into words the week I’ve had with 7 other wonderful friends. Wayne and Emily are amazing hosts . There was never a dull moment. Emily’s cooking was out of this world. Every meal was better than the last and every meal was delicious. Wayne was the consummate skipper. Lots of fun stories and his care for us was evident. Dancing at Foxy's was so fun. Thank you Manna for making this once in a lifetime trip the most memorable ever!!

This trip has been the most amazing Time of my life! There have been so many things that have made this trip memorable, swimming with turtles, paddle boarding in the sunset , and the clearest blue water I've ever seen. I'm so thankful that I have the opportunity to go on a trip like this . I could've never dreamed it up to be this incredible. But overall , over everything we got to experience Emily and Capt. Wayne have definitely been my favorite part of the whole experience. They make an amazing team and they did so much for us daily, always making sure we have what we need and that we were having fun. Emily is so sweet and caring and her cooking is so heavenly. I never felt so much love through food. She loves it when you help her serve and plate desert and she is seriously considering me to be her sous chef! I think I made it. She's also very funny, funnier than Capt. Wayne. ha ha! Whoever gets on this boat, know that when you meet Emily you will be taken care of and you will have all you need and an amazing woman to take care of you. And Capt.. Wayne, well he's memorable alright. Everything he does to make you laugh and have a good time. Both of them together have never been such a treasure towards us. We feel so cared for and loved through every Little thing on this boat . I’m so happy to call them friends.

Cannot even begin to express how I feel and how healing this trip has been for Chris and I. I feel so loved by God that he amazed this incredible gift for us. You're so generous and every little tiny thing has been Beyond our wildest dreams. The food has been so good, actually I’ve probably never had a week of such incredible food. You both have such humble and beautiful hearts. Praying God will continue to richly bless you with adventures and love because of all that you do for others.
Penny and Chris

The trip of a lifetime! Thank you for every minute ,every memory and every smile. The beautiful coves, riding the swells on the seas, the food, the laughs the dancing there is no way to ever pick a favorite. Thank you for sharing your home with me and making me feel at home. Your hospitality is so gracious humble and loving. God bless you as you give so much of your time and resources to those you need do I admire You both so much.

Emily, thank you so much for your hospitality my favorite part of this trip was getting to know you guys and eating your food. You're great woman and God has so many good things coming on board for you. Wayne, I had so much fun playing with the water toys and learning a new car games thanks for your joy it is contagious keep listening to God he is the sailor of your life for a You guys are amazing . Thanks for giving me the trip of my life .There’s no way I could've done this. Please come to visit Costa Rica, now it's my turn to show you my world

This trip is truly been a dream and a gift from God. You both are such beautiful people. The way you have loved us from the first minute has been so impactful and I hope that I can give and serve with such a generous love is you both have done. God has blessed me through you and your ministry and in this rough year, the trip could not have come at a better time. A Few of my favorite memories are brain coral , manta ray , Baths, conch shells , Sea-glass, Foxy's , the magical boat , the amazing food , shooting the cannon, dancing , and captains cocktails….. Thanks again for all you've done and continue to do!

March 10-17, 2018

Art Director

Wow! What a week! Thanks for allowing us to be guests on your home. We had a fantastic time! The dives were great, the food was fantastic and the stories were fun. Truly a world-class vacation on a beautiful boat with a fantastic crew.

You too far exceeded my expectations! Every little detail of the trip was so well planned and organized. It truly was a treat! I've never experienced the things I did this week, and I will never forget the amazing times we had! I loved every minute of the trip except when everyone got mad at me for jumping off the dinghy when it was still running( I know it was stupid) but I could not have asked for a better captain and Admiral. The love you too both have for each other is contagious and I hope Maddie and I are half as happy as you two are together. Your such an inspiration!

Thank you for the experience of a lifetime! The food and the time on the boat was awesome. I can't tell you how thankful I am to have met such wonderful people! Thank you , Thank you!!

Thank you for an amazing trip ! It was a trip of a lifetime and I loved going to so many different places. Thank you for all the fun activities, fun diving and the amazing food. This will nor be a vacation I forget anytime soon. Definitely at the top of the list. Thank you again

March 31 - April 7, 2018

Art Director

My sad smiley face :( is because we have to go back to reality. Thank you Wayne and Emily we had a great week on your yacht and couldn't ask for better hosts. Emily is a great cook and you are both ready to find solutions for anything never problems . Diving was fun for the whole family and we wish we had more time to play with all the toys you have onboard.

Emily and Wayne were great! You took us to beautiful dive spots and fed us delicious food. Our trip was amazing!

Everything was great!! Thank you so much for your hospitality and for having provided us such great holidays. Well done for all the humanitarian work you do!! Thank you also for that!! Could not wish anything other than the best and the greatest happiness .

To memorable vacations! Thank you so much for the amazing experience. Everything was great starting from the food up until the water sports! Emily and Wayne you guys are awesome!

May 19-26, 2018

Art Director

Cannot tell you how much we have enjoyed our weekend aboard manna! You're truly awesome. Different in so many ways but complementary to say that to say the least. My favorite, Thursday night dinner. The food was awesome but it felt like we're all very happy! Please stay in the business as promised for a few more years. We will be back. Our homes are open to you anytime you might want to visit New England. We truly mean that so never feel awkward about calling. We love to entertain thank you so much for trip of a lifetime.
Julie and Dick

Emily and Wayne so glad are pads have crossed in lot. What an amazing week on Manna with family and friends! This toast was inspired by this trip and is for the both of you:
Motor tender
Here's to the little motor tender
Ferrying most things we put in our blender
Idling each day with no hidden agenda
Other than to help the captains crew start another drinking Bender
Bottoms up
Steve and Sandy

Thank you for an amazing time and sharing the beauty of the Islands! Your yacht and hospitality have far exceeded our expectations. You have made this an amazing vacation. Emily your food and perfect plating skills were five-star. The only downside is is now I will have to get on a diet to recover from all that deliciousness. Wayne, Love the captains cocktails another thing we will need to recover from post sail. Best of luck and continued success with your charters and programs. We love hearing about your good works. Keep it going. Don't forget if you ever need a boat sitter you can find us eager to help. Keep living the dream
Cheryl and Lisa

June 29 to July 6, 2018 Independence Day!

Art Director

What a perfect trip for our family! Thank you for your patience and willingness to use all of your toys! The water sports were awesome. The snorkeling spots were perfect and indescribably beautiful. The scuba diving was a huge extra bonus. The adventures on the island and the baths will never be forgotten. My favorite was eight days of total family time just relaxing and playing together. No responsibilities other than having fun! The food exceeded expectations each meall was an explosion for the taste buds. Way to go Crystal! We loved it all! So grateful for this opportunity.
Dodd and Jennifer

Thank you for hosting the best vacation ever! I had so much fun sailing and spending time in the sun. Scuba diving and the baths were some of my favorite parts. The class pig also thought you were a hoot. The food… Crystal you are awesome! Very thankful for both of you.

Thank you so much for hosting a trip of a lifetime! I had the best week ever! All the snorkeling scuba diving water sports good food and dance parties. Thanks again so much for an awesome week.

Thank you so much for the best week ever. This is Ben my most favorite vacation I’ve ever been on. You’re the best captain around. Thank you for taking us to all your favorite places. I’ll cherish the memories forever. I’m also honored to have given your haircut! We love Capt. Wayne.

What an amazing journey that we have had. You have done a fantastic job navigating all the way down to electrical engineering. The perfect balance of pirate/professional. Thanks for the memories.

Wayne is the man! I came into this trip with high expectations. Wayne met everyone of those. This was by far my favorite vacation. You take me on my first hopefully many dives.
You’re a true pirate !

Aug 4 to 11, 2018 Rescue Barbie

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What an awesome trip we had. It went well beyond what we had an imagined! Because of you, we were able to explore the unique, special, and most fun places in the BVI. Maybe next time I’ll learn to stand on the paddleboard!
David and Jenny

I want to thank you for an amazing 60th birthday week! You went out of your way to guide us and show us the islands. Love the dice games! This was a major bucket list trip. Sorry we missed Emily, but we will catch her next time! We will be back if you will have a us! Thanks for the memories.
Doug and Diane

Thank you for everything it was an awesome week! And who knew that into up your first mate! We enjoyed every minute of it!
Jeannie and Glenn

Thank you and your guests for rescuing me on Beef Island. My life has changed forever. The sites I’ve seen and the places I’ve been in one short week could fill a life time. Thank you for the adventure!
Rescue Barbie

Nov 23 - 30 2018 Honeymoon couple from Taiwan

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Team Manna, Thank you for such an unforgettable Honeymoon! It was well beyond our expectations. We will definitely be back to sail with you again. Look us up if in Taiwan.

Lincoln & Annabelle

Dec 21 to 28, 2018 Christmas Fun

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Thanks for the unforgettable time!
Too much fun and laughs to list them but here are a few that will stay with us.
Liars dice, liars dice, liars dice!
Laughs at captains cocktail hour!
Aargh aargh aargh!
Hope to see you all again for the Grenadines. Safe travels and peace out!

Thank you for welcoming us aboard your fun filled home on the sea. An unforgettable Christmas for sure! We journey back north with heavy hearts and many new stories to share. Thanks for being super cool, openhearted and awesomely authentic folks! Wishing you the happiest 2019.
Kathy , Papa John, Max and Josh

Jan 6 to 12 2019 Once in a Lifetime Trip

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Dear Wayne and Emily, Thank you so much for the once in a lifetime trip. From the meals to the dives everything was perfect. There was an activity for everyone onboard. All of our expectations were met above and beyond anything we could’ve anticipated. New activities were acquired and games were learned. As Dr. Seuss says “Oh, the Places you’ll go” this trip has taken us to some amazing places. Thank you for the most amazing vacation. Wayne and Emily are truly Aces…

Cheers to our new friends Wayne and Emily,
Paul, Dawn, Rachel & Maddy Sandquist

Mar 4 to 11, 2019 Clothing Lost Paradise Found

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Blessings to you all for our first charter. You spoiled us with Emily’s cooking and Wayne’s humor of pirate songs. You find joy and happiness in everything you do. The two of you are incredible. Thank you for making our first cruise an amazing one. Our adventure far exceeded all expectations. You shared with us some spectacular places but they would not have been as special without your companionship.
Bob and Barbara

Fairwinds, following seas, big hugs.
Rob and Karen

Wayne and Emily thank you for an amazing vacation. Emily your food was fantastic and we were never hungry. Wayne you kept us safe and happy. Activities you had were great. Even if you tried to throw us off the tube! Thank you for everything!

Mark and Amy

April 14 to 21, 2019 Let's learn to Dive!!

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" If the vacation was any better, I couldn’t stand it. " This is at the top of all our vacations, the friendly hospitality, the wonderful locations, the amazing food, the great company, and getting our family from zero to scuba certified! Thank you both for an amazing experience.

Thank you for the amazing hospitality, kindness, delicious food, knowledge, patience, scuba and so much more! I was so nervous to get into the water and at the end I actually enjoyed it. You two are the kindest most ever giving patient people we have ever met. What a gift to have met you and call you our friends. Thank you for the best family trip ever! You guys are the best.

Yay..... best vacation ever! Wayne and Emily are some of the nicest people ever. Wayne was especially awesome when he certified us all as scuba divers and Emily could be on masterchef with that Keylime pie Yum Yum.. The scenery was so beautiful and I haven’t even felt close to seasick. The rooms are so nice and you fall asleep instantly. All in all this vacation is a 10+.
Olivia 12 years

Thank you so so very much for my favorite vacation yet. Everything was amazing from the amazing food (especially the broccoli) and the spectacular diving. When I first got here I didn’t know what to expect but in the end I came to the following conclusions:
You will see amazing animals and creatures and coral reefs
You will eat the best food ever
You will have the most unforgettable vacation ever
Thank you so much
Lillie 13 years

June 2 to 9, 2019 Discover Scuba with friends

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Thank you for taking our family on our 1st charter. Loved all the sights and snorkeling. Really appreciate your patience with the 4 of us. Wishing you both lots of happiness and success as you sail around the BVI.

Kim and Brett

Thank you for teaching me how to scuba dive. I also loved my birthday dinner and dessert.

Michael 15 years

Thank you so much for providing me an amazing trip filled with excellent food ad adventures. I truly hope to see you next year!


We had a great time and really enjoyed the island hopping and visits to the beach bars. We enjoyed the captain’s toasts each evening and that you always made virgin drinks for the boys. We really liked Brewers Bay and the stop point between Savannah Bay and Pond Bay before the Bath’s too. Also enjoyed Maho Bay with all the turtles. This was our 4th charter but our first to depart from USVI. Thanks for doing Discover Scuba for the guys. They all enjoyed it once they got the hang of it. Last but not least, Landon loved learning to wake board and loved the scuba.

Janie , Trent and Landon

July 11 to 19, 2019 Dive until you Drop!!

Art Director

Our week on Manna surpassed all our expectations and checked off a bucket list trip for my husband. He’s been dreaming of this trip for as long as I can remember. There are not many moments or experiences let alone a whole week that we can walk away from feeling this excited, relaxed and rejuvenated. The delicious meals and captain cocktails glued together days with diving, snorkeling, reading, swimming, hiking and laughing with lifelong friends. We cannot think of a moment that isn’t a highlight. Your knowledge, patience and hospitality made this week spectacular. We feel so blessed that our first charter was with you both on the beautiful Manna and we can only hope our paths will cross again.

Bryan and Lisa

John and I had a fantastic time. We are so blessed that we chose Manna and you two!
Manna was above our expectations with comfortable accommodations, delicious foods, lounging areas, excursions, diving, knowledge of the islands, service, fun and friendly crew. Wayne you are so knowledgeable on diving. You put my mind at ease as John would report to me how much he is learning and exploring. Emily you are a gourmet cook! You are such a hard worker. Our cabins were sparkling clean every day. I thank you for the girl talk! John and I feel like you are good friends and hope to keep in contact. We loved all the conversations and stories. We admire your charitable giving to one’s in need. Happy Sailing!!

Vicki and John

July 30 to August 5, 2019 Culebra, El Yunque'

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Thank you both for your hospitality in caring and providing for us on Manna. What a fabulous time on the boat and in the Caribbean. We honestly had no worries or agenda during this trip, but you exceeded any expectations we could have ever dreamed of. We love all the islands we visited, the time to exploring, snorkel and the opportunities for Ward to dive. And the food….
We were all spoiled with all the delicious meals Emily cooked every day. The entire trip was so relaxing. What a wonderful blessing to be in the Caribbean and have so many memories and pictures to bring home with us.

Ward and Vivian

Nov 12 to 19,2019 Family Trip

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This was very best time ever. I water skied for the first time in eight years, that made the trip worth it. The team on the boat is the very best. The diving with Wayne was some of the best times I had in the water. I can’t wait to come back.
Don and Alma

Great trip! Good people! I will be back.

Thank you so much for an unforgettable trip. Trolling was beautiful, snorkeling and my scuba experience was perfect because I felt like I was in great hands! Your mission and hospitality shines through. You both are incredible servants. Your boat, the food and the love were the best.
Carley Rose

We had an amazing week. Emily thanks for the delicious gluten-free food all week. All your meals had a great presentation. Discover SCUBA was fun and I’m ready to get licensed. I happy hour drinks were great and we are ready for our next trip with you.

Wayne it was amazing to get back into diving with you. We saw and did some amazing dives. We will start planning our next trip. Time for me to get the rest of the family certified.

What luck to have found our Texas crew! We were brought together for reason and we celebrate and appreciate your guys letting us share your piece of paradise for a week. All the secrets you shared were hundred percent enjoyed. I was happy to be here for my 38 birthday. Y’all made it perfect.

Dec 13 to 20, 2019 Family Pre-Christmas Vacation

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Thank you for going above and beyond to make our time on Manna so special and wonderful. I appreciate that you saw to understand that unique interest of each person in our family, then went out of your way to make sure each of us got to experience the activities on our bucket list. Emily your cooking was fantastic! I think I gained at least 5 pounds on our trip. Wayne thanks for your sense of adventure and taking us on many great diving and snorkeling excursions. I truly enjoyed our many conversations and learning about your mission work. Thanks for gently encouraging us to jump into activities when we were feeling a little lazy and for initiating nightly games. I feel so blessed to have chartered with you. I couldn’t have asked for a better charter experience.

Thank you for allowing us to step into your lives four one incredible and memorable week. Manna was absolutely perfect for our family of four and plenty of space to be together or to get away for some quiet time. The Christmas winds did not hamper our time at all due to Wayne’s great efforts to find us calm waters and Wayne’s sense of adventure always made for fun times. A few memories I’ll cherish include the late afternoon swim to shore to run up the sand hill, exploring the Baths, cocktails with our kids at Willy T ending with a jump into the ocean, Game night with catchphrase and quiet mornings alone with the Lord and coffee out front. Emily your food was amazing and your company was even better.

Thank you so much for one of the best vacations I’ve been on! The dogs were beautiful and I especially enjoyed the wreck dive with the pirates. I love stopping and staying at a new place every night. We truly got to see as much as we could in our week. The food was amazing and then after dinner games were the perfect way to end our night. I definitely will never forget this experience.

Thank you both so much for an unforgettable week. The food we ate and the places we saw were truly amazing, but the time we all spent together made it extra special. You’re both such good people but I know we could not have had a better time with anyone else.

Jan 17 to 26, 2020 Girls trip

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The last 10 days have been a trip of a lifetime, thanks to you both. Sailing with you was the best way to celebrate Amy’s 50th and each one of our lives. Your ship is exquisite, but we will cherish your friendship most of all. We especially enjoyed our meals together, after dinner games and beautiful diving/snorkeling sites and waterskiing. There was nothing left undone on this voyage. You have truly filled our souls. We look forward to our next adventure with you . How lucky we are to have started off as a charter and ended up as friends.

All our love

Dani, Sally, Missy and Amy

Feb 12 to 18, 2020 Couples Retreat

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We can’t thank you enough for the best 6 days of my life. I knew this was going to be the trip of a lifetime, and it was because of the two of you! The food was delicious and Emily busted her butt for us. Wayne you are my kindred spirit. We were meant to be on your boat. Thank you for putting us at all the spots and bars we needed to be. Mostly, thank you for putting up with me and my gang. You guys are wonderful hosts! Take care of those organs. We are going to be rich!!

~Stacey and Larry

Thank you for a wonderful 6 days. The food was delicious. Every meal was better than the one before. I can’t recall the last time I had 3 home cooked meals a day for as long of a stretch. Wayne was so knowledgeable of all the areas we traveled too and was very accommodating to our ever-changing plans and moods. This was a wonderful experience and you are an amazing chef and captain.

~Matt and Danielle

Thank you for a memorable trip filled with laughter, sun, lots of rum and adventure. We appreciated your positive vibes and your ability to put up with our shenanigans. All of the meals were delicious and we were delighted with the surprise of a wonderful meal at all the moments when we desperately needed it. Your knowledge of the area added an extra element to the trip that was unexpected and made it better every step of the way. We truly felt like every moment was tailored to us whether it was the food or the destination for the day. Thanks for teaching us new games and starting the tradition of the toasts. Thank you.

~Krystie and Nick

July 11 to 16, 2020 Puerto Rico

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Thank you for the vacation of a lifetime! It was such an adventure to have all of these amazing experiences together with our family. The scenery was beautiful, the food was amazing, the SCUBA and snorkeling was like visiting a different world and watching the kids laughing on the crazy tube rides were definitely the highlights. I really appreciated learning about all the volunteer trips you do and it was really has motivated me to find a way to combine passion with being a better global citizen. Thank you again and come visit us in Austin.

Tushar and Julie

I could not have asked for better hosts on this amazing once in a lifetime trip. You both were so kind and friendly cracking jokes and telling stories you made my experience 10 times better. Not only are you a great captain and crew but you are amazing chef tour guides in scuba diving experts. I had an amazing time and hope we meet again someday. ~Thank you.


Thank you so much for an amazing week. I loved all the water sports and tubing was insane. I thought SCUBA diving was going to be horrifying but it was really fun. Y’all were both really great and I had a great time the food and drinks were amazing and I loved playing Farkle again.

~Thank you Krina

This week has been so much fun! I love the tubing, surfing, sailing and everything else! Scuba diving might’ve been one of my favorites. You both are great teachers. I struggled at the beginning, but I figured it out and had a ton of fun. Also, thank you for helping so much with my photography. That was a ton of fun.


Nov 7-14, 2020. Manna for Missionaries Trip

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A thousand “Thank You’s” could not come close to expressing the gratitude we have for the impact you have made on my life. I made memories this past week that I never thought would be possible for me. Your love for Jesus encourages and inspires me. I will never forget the love I felt on this boat. Emily you are the most beautiful person inside and out that I have ever met. I want to be like you when I grow up! Wayne don’t ever lose that smile. It’s definitely where your spunk and love shine through.

Rachael and Brock

Jan 10-17,2021 Wedding Onboard to be Remembered

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Clear beautiful water for diving and swimming. Sparkling stars litter the sky at night. We have truly been pampered all week. I can’t imagine Emily how you produce such fabulous food three times a day from your little galley. We have truly been pampered all week. Thank yous just aren’t enough for how wonderful you have made us feel.

~ Jan and Michael

Thank you for an amazing week full of laughs sunsets great food and fun with new friends. We’d love to have you visit us in Saint Croix.

~Michelle and Bert

Such a perfect week with you. Relaxing and fun time. We enjoyed your stories, paddle boarding, snorkeling and especially the delicious meals. You are so accommodating thoughtful and kind.

~David and Marilyn

Thank you so very much for making our dream wedding come true! Your generosity, love of life, and incredible hospitality or one of a kind. Your big heart shine with your faith in God. You are both inspiring, beautiful, and a gift in our lives.

~ Dick and Kim

Feb 22 to March 2, 2021 Amazing Trip in USVI

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We had a wonderful vacation on Manna this week. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We love the sailing, the beaches, the toys and most especially the food. We will be playing liars dice at home and remembering a relaxing week in USVI. We really appreciate the fact that you took Tim’s wish list and made his dreams come true! We loved the sailing and mooring lessons, patience in refreshing our scuba skills and the excellent lobster hunting.

~Tim and Rachel

Thank you so much for your great hospitality. Although Covid delayed our 2020 vacation, everything worked out for the best after all! So grateful you were able to fit us into your schedule. We enjoyed the food, the diving and especially the captain’s cocktails and your stories of past adventures. Hope we can join you again soon for a Spanish VIP trip.

~Sue and Tom

March 14-21, 2021 New Family Adventures

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Perfectly brilliant week of sailing, snorkeling, diving, swimming, paddle boarding, sub-wing, excursions, amazing dining and fun captain’s cocktails! Jack and Kate went on the wave runners off of the friend’s boat “The Lady K”. Family memory for the week for Jodi was towing behind the tender on our paddle boards!

One of the best weeks ever! Thank you, Wayne and Emily, for the amazing food, learning to dive, and all the fun games and water activities! My favorite memory of the week was seeing a shark on my first dive so fun!

What an incredible week. Thank you, Wayne and Em for making this such a wonderful week for our family. Every meal was perfect especially the curried shrimp. The Key lime pie with praline crust was my favorite dessert ever. I have never been diving six days in a row before. That will always be a special memory. Wayne is a wonderful divemaster and patient instructor. Kate’s first scuba dive is a special memory, plus Jack catching five fish off the back of the boat. Until next time!

This was a wonderful week of relaxing, trying new things, and making great memories. I love the sub wing, snorkeling, swimming, eating, paddle boarding, and all the other amazing activities. I appreciate the accommodations for my picky eating habits. I loved all of the amazing meals and appreciate learning fishing, snorkeling, and how to play games like liars’ dice, rummy cube, and ship captain and crew.

April 20-26. 2021 USVI to Puerto Rico / Dive Certification

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From the moment we planned our journey, we knew this would be a remarkable adventure! We worried about Covid testing, but trust in God’s plan. Thankfully we were blessed with days with you, that I’ve created lifelong traditions! We have three certified, strong, and courageous divers. And many recipes we will make forever and think of our meals with you. You have marked our hearts, thank you. We look forward to many more adventures with you!
Jen and Mike

I couldn’t imagine a better place to spend our vacation. Thank you for such an amazing trip! You’re cooking Emily, you should consider going professional. Desserts every night! You both are absolutely wonderful people and I wish you all the very best. I love scuba diving and seeing the world underwater, so thank you for teaching me Wayne. Living on a ship for a week has been wonderful and not one that will be forgotten! So, in conclusion, there are no words that can describe how thankful I am. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if it weren’t for scuba, my tanks would rust!
Abbi 15years old

Thank you so much for this trip! Learning how to scuba dive was the best part along with sailing and shopping and everything. The food all the food was delicious. My favorite meal was the Key lime pie. My favorite dive was the last one. Overall, this trip was amazing!
Ben 12 years old

This was really a dream vacation! It’s still hard to believe that we spent a week on a boat. The meals were just delicious, and I loved trying the fish. You had so many stories that just cracked us up. Our member this trip for the rest of my life. It was amazing scuba diving for the first time. We saw so many different fish and sea creatures. I’ve always dreamed of being able to see all of that, and I was finally able to! I also loved seeing all the islands! I sat on the front of the boat for so long just looking at the view. Thank you so much for the amazing memories that will be with me forever!
Anna 13 years old

May 15-22, 2021 Couples Dive Trip

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Thanks for a wonderful week in paradise. We enjoyed it all especially the diving and Emily’s cooking. The evening games were a great addition also! A real week we will never forget.

Allison and Andrew

Thanks for all the fun! I love swimming with the turtles in our mini dabbing adventures. Thanks for all your humor and Emily for all the great food. What a week! With such a good experience we are hard pressed to not stay another week. We can’t wait to bring your kids back and spend more time a board manner. Thanks again for the wonderful week! Cheers and good sailing!

Frank and Becky

June 3-10, 2021 Great Repeat

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Our second trip with you both and loved it even more! You’re the best hosts ever and so much fun. The food was beyond five stars. Emily you’re the best chef ever. And Wayne, no one can be a better captain. Enjoyed meeting Kim and Dick and I hope everything works out for the four of you. What a wonderful relaxing vacation! Thank you so very much for everything! Thanks for the dive instructions also excellent

Jim and Shelly

We feel so privileged to be invited to come on this fabulous adventure, our first ever sail vacation. I can’t imagine how it could be any better! The entire trip was so enjoyable, Wayne, you are a great entertainer and captain. You made everything fun and I want to be on your winning catchphrase team all of the time! Emily, you spoiled me rotten!! Every meal was superb!! I can’t thank you enough for your kindness to me! Best wishes to all!

Karla and John

What a fantastic week! Seven days went by so fast. Could not have enjoyed it more and now the bar has been set so high that if Vicky and I sale again, it will have to be with you. Food was superb, storytelling, and games were all great. A hearty recommendation from us. Easy sailing!

Ron and Vicki

June 20-27, 2021 Family Dive Training

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Thank you for all of the great expeditions that we spent together. You two work so well together. I learned how to dive from one of the best divemaster I have ever met. Diving is something I will always cherish. (Night dive was the best). I loved all the food that we had on this trip. It was like from a 5-star restaurant. Thanks, Wayne, for showing me your Tilly hat, I now have my own forever!! You guys made a vacation with great memories I will never forget.


To the king and queen of the charter world or should I start with the queen and the king. This is an experience I have been wanting for a longtime, since I was a kid on my parents’ boat. This trip has given me my youth back at least in my mind. It had a little bit of everything that I enjoy in life whether it was the diving, water skiing, snorkeling, sun, food, drink, toast, and family and friends. Emily, your menu was divine and thanks for letting me do some things on the boat that made me feel like I was a part of the crew. Wayne thank you for taking us for the ride of our life and the diving was what I had been waiting for!!


Thank you for my voyage! I have learned so many silly tricks that I will try to perfect. I especially enjoyed our trip around St John, and I will always remember each opportunity to snorkel. You are both so calming, knowledgeable and funny. Wishing you both the best the world can provide, until we meet again.

This is been one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on. You guys made this experience so amazing so thank you. If we had a different crew taking us to these places, I wouldn’t have liked it as much. I love diving. Wayne, the way you taught us made learning fun. I would say scuba diving is one of my favorite things now. Emily, your meals were wonderful and your sense of humor was great. You guys both made the past few days some of the best. I wish I could spend more time on the boat!


We waited two years for this trip and it was worth the wait! I felt so comfortable in your boat as if it were my own. You both made us all feel that way! The food was always perfect and delicious. The snorkeling and sightseeing off the boat were majestic. This will always be the first of hopefully many more charters for our family. Hope to be with you again! Thank you for teaching my boys the art of scuba diving! They will be lifers in the underwater world. Having this time all together at these interesting teenage years was priceless and having the boys learn from others how to make the most of every moment was a lesson that they will both cherish forever! We hope to see you again and wish the best for you.


Can’t thank you enough for a week we will never forget! Our family vacation was a success and we owe that to you and your hospitality and expertise. The food was great and your personalities made it fun and exciting. I will always have a picture of the two of you in my mind and think so fondly of this trip. Smooth sailing! Godspeed! Thank you for a great family adventure!


July 17-25 Off to St Croix

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Thank you for your hospitality and sharing your home with us for the week. The memories will last a lifetime. We checked everything on our list and so much more. The food was amazing! We will be making the ceviche at home!! We will be playing ship, captain and crew at home as well. The trip to St Croix was great and an adventure! The excitement of catching fish and navigating the storms added to the adventure. We hope to return soon!


I can’t thank you enough for such a relaxing and enjoyable trip. I loved the family time that we were able to have on the catamaran as well as the wonderful food and hospitality. I know it was not easy to cater to the kids all week, but you both did it with grace and a sense of humor. I wish you the best in the future and hope that we can do this again. Thank you so much for an amazing vacation.


I loved every meal that I had on the boat. Thank you for teaching me so many fun and new games. I hope I can do it again!

Allison 10 years

Thank you for making this vacation a great experience. My favorite part was seeing the turtles! I will never forget this week!!

Lauren 12 Years

What a wonderful week it has been. Thank you for the hospitality on the boat. From amaxing site to amazing site, you always knew where to lead us. With a blend of adventure and relaxation, couldn’t have asked for a better vacation for the family. All this….and keeping us well fed…even with some challenging dietary restrictions for me. We hope to be back for visit number 2 on Manna !!

Eric and Danielle

I loved snorkeling with the turtles and building a sand castle. Thank you for the trip.

Carter 8 years old

My favorite thing was tubing and making sand castles. I loved swimming!

Claire 6 years old

November 21-28, 2021 Sutton Family Dive Trip

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Thanks for an incredible trip! It is always special for our family to come together and you all provided us with a perfect opportunity. The adventures were tremendous and the food was incredible! Thank you so much for the great memories
Bill and Hillary

Thank you for a fantastic week aboard Manna! The food, the dives, weather and most importantly the company, created many memories we will cherish forever special thanks for helping me get my PADI certification. We will be back!
Emily and Neil

Thanks so much for a fantastic Caribbean vacation. You are so fun and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious and you customized the trip exactly to our needs! What wonderful memories we will have forever!

We so enjoyed our time with you on the manner your trip the itineraries the food the activities and you made a week of lifetime m