C'EST LA VIE
/ PER WEEK
C'EST LA VIE
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Low Season Rates
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Caribbean Virgin Islands (US)
Caribbean Virgin Islands (US)
Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Knockout Charters is the best! Ive been renting from Chris for many years now and could not be happier. Prior seasons John taking us out, but this year we had Capt. Nick on most of our charters. Like John, Nick is as good as it gets. Nick was punctual, reliable, and did an incredible job keeping us happy and safe on all our voyages. His skills as a captain and his skills at customer service made the whole summer go as smoothly as possible. Thank you!
We had a great week on Cest La Vie with Nick and Lauren.
The boat is clean and comfortable, we enjoyed the outdoor lounge spaces and the convenience of electric heads, water maker and AC! Water toys were so much fun.
Nick and Lauren make a great team and are a pleasure to have as a crew.
We enjoyed spending time together and learning about each other’s backgrounds. They picked great spots for scenic views, snorkeling and hiking! We even got to do some bird watching. We felt very comforted knowing we are in good hands under sails or on the anchor.
Lauren went above and beyond to accommodate our food and wine preferences. The meals were well planned and delicious! Stuffed French toast, empanadas and burgers were kid’s favorites, adults also enjoyed chicken curry and nick’s special egg rolls. Home-made desert with every dinner was an unexpected treat!
It was a perfect start for 2022 and we hope to sail again soon!
This was our first family vacation, on a sailing yacht. Nick and Lauren were so wonderful from day 1! We learned so much about hikes off the islands, sailing, swimming holes, best food spots, and so much more. This was an amazing experience of a lifetime within the beautiful Virgin Islands. Hospitality was beyond expectations and hope to do another sooner rather than later! We loved every day and our kids couldn't have enjoyed it anymore than they did! Thank you many times over!
I have never done anything like this and I really recommend it. I had never snorkled and it was a highlight. Seeing all those fish, coral, turtles, and lobsters were amazing. Of course the weather was great and the food was delicious. I am not a huge beach person but I also enjoyed spending some time there. Subwinging was also new and awesome. Definitely a trip I would do again. Oh and the drinks were fabulous!
Hey you two, thanks for an amazing trip. Lauren you are always thinking two step ahead knowing exactly what is going to be keeping us safe and ensuring we are going to have the best time. Nick your easy going with the flow is wonderful. It was great to count on both of you to take care of everything so we can relax and celebrate my Mom. Much love, Nicky.
My dream come true. Lauren and Nick are the perfect example, Chefs, Captain and first mate. Our trip was luxurious, adventurous, relaxing, gourmet, and thrilling. They met all expectations. It was a perfect was to bring in my 70th year. My adult children, Nic and Danielle, equally enjoyed the trip. It was a great family reunion. The yacht was spacious where we could have privacy when wanted and plenty of options for sitting and lounging. I can't say enough about Lauren and Nick. They are fun to be with and make their work look easy. Each meal was an artful creation and delicious. Thank you for making wonderful memories for us. All the best, Frances.
Our group of 6 had a fantastic vacation with Matt and Tmana! Our vacation group was my husband, two sons and they each brought a friend. Our boys are 19 and 21. We sailed the USVI side and Matt knew all the best spots to visit! We snorkeled at different spots each day which was amazing to see different creatures and fish at each spot! Matt was always accommodating to our crew and ready to please our group in any adventures we wanted. Matt took us on an incredibly beautiful hike to see the Danish ruins, pulled the boys behind the tender with a tube, fished, played games, sailed, swam with turtles. We even got Tmana away from kitchen a few times to snorkel! Tmana was busy in the kitchen cooking her amazing dishes and desserts! We went out to dinner a few night and they joined us. We had to have a dairy free diet and Tmana did amazing accommodating us! We would most definitely do another trip with them in the future. Book with Matt and Tmana, you won’t be disappointed! They can make a mean pain killer too!
Broker Feedback from the Boat Show
Brunch on C'est La Vie was very simple and tasty. The peach Belini's were awesome! She served a sizeable and good crab cake benedict with spicey hollandaise which was very good - even if you don't eat eggs! What is not in the photo is neaufchatel stuffed french toast topped with a strawberry basil compote. Final was the tray of fruits. We all enjoyed it.
Just wanted to let you know that they upped their game from your lunch.
Hope you were nice enough to work off a few calories for me!
Sue Wilbar Russell
Caribbean Soul Charters, LLC
Rating of Yacht & Crew:
(5 Being the Highest) 5
Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Everything was excellent
Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes, everything was excellent
Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Very much so. Very open and inviting and very interactive with our daughter with down syndrome
Was the food good and well presented?
Everything was excellent
Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
We consider Lauren and Nick extended family
Did you like the area you chartered in?
Yes, everything was new to us and crew was very informed of the places we stopped
Thank you for giving our family a week full of beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. None of us know what to expect, but you exceeded everything we imagined! You hosted us so graciously – making sure that we were al having a great time all the time! Whether it was the outstanding meals the well-though out itinerary, the attention given to our kids...every last detail was perfect. Truly, we could not have asked for anything more. We will head home with nothing but precious memories and hearts full of love and gratitude. You have given us a week in paradise! Forever grateful!
Dear Lauren and Nick,
The food, the adventure, the company! This trip totally exceeded our expectations. Thank you for curating these magical 5 days for us. My fav lunch was the poke bowl! I also loved sailing on the boat. It was tragic when the west marine float flew away. My favorite thing is sitting in the front seat going upwind! Call me when you come to NYC! Danielle.
From the moment we stepped on the boat we were treated like family. It was an incredible experience and we enjoyed getting to know Captain Nick and Lauren. Highlights included snorkeling in crystal clear water, hikes with beautiful overlooks, exceptional food, and peace while sailing. Thank you again for an amazing spring break! Thank you Lauren and Nick, we appreciate you so much!
Wow! What a trip! Everything was totally amazing. Truly. Some of the highlights: Snorkeling in Waterlemon Cay – Sting rays, turtles, sea stars and more. Evening cocktails – dark and stormy, mango daquiris, delicious st. john root beer and ting. Hiking to Annaberg, Tektite and others – great views. Meals – sesame crusted tune, steak fajitas, avocados on everything. It was an amazing trip!
Our family of four - including two “active” boys - just completed a one week voyage around St John with Captain Matt and Chef T’mana on C’est La Vie. It was a wonderful experience. We were concerned that our boys would get cabin fever on a boat for a week - but that was never a problem. Captain Matt organized activities (snorkeling, fishing, tubing, sailing lessons) that kept us all occupied and engaged throughout the trip. Taking the dinghy to Lovango for dinner, which Captain Matt organized for us, was a real treat. However, we did not need to leave the yacht for great food as Chef T’mana’s culinary creations were top notch. Both Captain Matt and Chef T’Mana have experience in the restaurant/catering industry, and it shows. We were delighted with the food throughout the trip - as well as Captain Matt’s surprise cocktails that just seemed to pop up at the right moments. We highly recommend Captain Matt and Chef T’Mana for anyone looking to experience a crewed yacht charter. Wish we were still aboard!