I was fortunate enough to discover Sail Sonoma on VRBO. If you have ever thought about taking a week long sail or a leisurely day sail this is the boat and Captain and crew for you!
During the pre-booking and booking process Craig was extremely quick emailing me back with answers to my many questions. He offered us recipes to choose from. Also, a detailed itenerary, fined tuned to our interests.
Craig and Cal went grocery, beer, and alcohol shopping for us. This is huge, since grocery shopping is so time consuming and takes up quality vacation time. Yes, they went to 3 stores to find Fritos😎.
Craig said he would pick us up at the airport when we arrived. Our flight was late and I was stressing out because I didn’t want him to have to wait on us, but he was so kind and patient, and said he would be waiting for us.
A lady I met on the airplane had told us about a “jump up’ party that occurs once monthly, I think, and takes place on the boardwalk. We mentioned this to Craig and he offered to drop us at the party,take our suitcases to the boat ,and pick us up whenever we were ready to go. Fun way to start a vacation!
The next morning we had a delicious breakfast prepared by Cal, and the “drink of the day” that included a fun history lesson. Throughout the sailing adventure, the food and drinks were delicious and beautiful. Cal can make a ham sandwich and Fritos look elegegant,she’s awesome! Craig’s cocktails were most impressive!
We attempted to serve ourselves, as we are not used to being catered to. Craig and Cal anticipated all of our needs, even before we knew we needed them.
After breakfast we headed to Buck Island. A beautiful,pleasant surprise. The sand and the color of the water was magnificent. A party boat of young ladies having fun, dancing to music when pulled up to the island. I walked around part of the island and didn’t see a soul. It was such a perfect day. I want to go back with a cooler and a blanket and stay the entire day.
We wanted to do a lot of sailing, and Craig and Cal obliged. Cal and Craig caught mahi for our dinner one night.
We sailed to and around Salt River Bay, the bioluminescent lagoon. Enjoyed the amenities of Tamirand Reef Resort.
We had one rainy day. Cal offered to show us St. Croix, and that she did! Our “Cruising with Cal” day was spectacular!! They have lived on the island less than a year but their knowledge of St. Croix is more than impressive. They are both accomplished Sailors, a fantastic team. It was p