WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
We love receiving stories, comments, photos and videos from recent clients sharing how their yachting experience has changed their lives. From “freshman” first-timers to savvy seafaring repeat clients, thanks to great feedback, we just keep improving, enjoying 85% repeat business!
USVI: S/Y SOUTHERN COMFORT “THIS WAS TRULY A PERFECT TRIP.”
What an awesome charter! We’ve been on this boat several times, so we knew exactly what to expect in terms of accommodations and amenities, but this was our first time with this crew. What an unbelievable pair! Julia and Ish are the most wonderful people. We truly enjoyed spending time with them. They made our experience so special! Julia’s food is outstanding and Ish is a phenomenal diver, guide, and captain. This was truly a perfect trip! ~ L.C.
SEEING CROATIA VIA THE SEA ON S/Y LOTUS
“We loved our vacation and can not recommend highly enough Captain Roko and his crew. Chef Jure was exceptional – the food was really out of this world – every day, every course. The overall engagement and vibe of the crew could not have been more perfect for our family – my husband and I and our 4 young adult children (ages20-25). The Lotus is a beautiful yacht – plenty of room, spacious berths and great overall space. Roko’s recommended daily plans hit a sweet spot for us each day. It was our first charter and we really hope to do it again. Croatia is so beautiful and seeing the country via the sea is highly recommended.” ~ L.L.
USVI BIRTHDAY FLOTILLA ON S/Ys PLAYTIME, TIME OUT & FLOATATION THERAPY
“All of our friends and family loved the tandem charter experience. Each of the crews, Paul and Ashley, Mike and Sara and Brian and Patti, were great with different experiences to offer. The food was amazing, which was a big surprise for the first-timers. Group water activities, hikes and sailing, largely coordinated by Playtime’s Captain Paul, were on point. If there was anything to improve upon, it would be the flexibility of Playtime’s Captain in facilitating evening activities with our friends on the other boats, which was important to us. To his credit, we addressed it directly with Paul midweek and he made every attempt to make it happen. Overall, this trip was a once in a lifetime experience for all of us and exceeded our expectations!” ~ M.H.
CROATIA FAMILY ADVENTURE ON S/Y PURA VIDA
“This trip totally blew us away and exceeded all our expectations! Carol was incredibly thorough and thoughtful helping us plan every last detail of this trip – always eager to help, incredibly resourceful and a joy to work with. Our catamaran was fabulous and we loved Captain Tom and our crew Ivana – they went above and beyond to make sure we had the best time possible and helped with adventure tips and securing dinner reservations. We couldn’t have asked for more and it was amazing to hear our teenager tell us this was one of her favorite trips of all time – and the rest of us can say the same!” ~ A.J.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS: CARIBBEAN FAMILY BONDING EXPERIENCE ON S/Y SILVER GIRL
“Travis and Missy were terrific. Somehow they knew exactly when to be part of our vacation and when to “just be the crew”.
My favorite part of the trip was watching my three daughters having a blast….it was a true family bonding experience.
Of course none of this would have happened without your help so THANKS AGAIN CAROL.” ~ M.S.
THE WONDERS OF GREECE BY SEA ON 69FT CATAMARAN S/Y MYSTIQUE
“We had an amazing week on board Mystique. Thanos and chrissa were not only extremely competent and helpful, but were also kind, funny and wonderful people. They worked very hard to make sure our sailing experience was perfect.” ~ S.M.
CROATIA: SO WELL CARED FOR ON S/Y FLORAMYE
“Our captain and hostess were outstanding! Goran was very calm and always had the best lunch and swim spots for us. Srgy was a superb cook and a pleasure to be around!! They really made our trip extra special. They made dinner reservations for us at a wide variety of excellent spots, we felt so well cared for.
Carol made the planning and logistics simple and we have already recommended her to others – she is so knowledgable!” ~ T.B.
NEW ENGLAND: A SURPRISE GIFT CHARTER ON S/Y AQUILA
“It was a surprise gift for my wife and everything was excellent. For our group, the Aquila was a great vessel and our Captain/Crew team of Brooks and Jenna were a perfect fit.” ~ J.W.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS: HIGH EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED ON S/Y ANASTASIA
“Wow, what a great experience!
We could not have asked for a better crew. Ryan and Lesli exceeded our expectations, which were pretty high given our wonderful past charters. We can’t wait to get back out there!” ~ L.C.
CROATIA ABOARD THE CATAMARAN S/Y ARCTIC PRINCE
“Our Croatia vacation was the first time that we charter a boat. Carol was great on helping us decide what was best for us and in our planning process. The catamaran and our captain were fantastic and our itinerary met all our expectations. We had a memorable vacation and can’t wait to do it again.” ~ N.F.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS EXPERIENCE ON 60FT CATAMARAN S/Y SEA BOSS
“Laura, Nathan and our entire Sea Boss experience was better than we ever imagined.” ~ A.T.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS 2nd CHARTER ON S/Y STOP WORK ORDER: “IT’S LIKE TRAVELING WITH GREAT FRIENDS”
Since this was our second trip, Ryan and Dani had things down to a science. Everything was PERFECT. The food was perfect, the drinks were perfect, the new paddleboards were perfect, and even the weather was sensational. We just love Ryan and Dani so much! It’s like traveling with great friends except these friends anticipate your every need and wait on you hand and foot. It just doesn’t get any better than that. Can’t wait to go back! ~ L.C.
NEW ENGLAND CHARTER ON M/Y VITALITY: “CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE!”
We travel often and all over the world; this trip we look at as one of our favorites! Nothing like New England in the summer! We had so much on our side to make it a special holiday from Carol and her team finding our charter with little notice, to Captain Koch that helped plan our itinerary, did a fantastic job getting us place to place and looking out for our every need..from having bicycles waiting on the dock for us to getting us in restaurants that were fully booked …and to top it off we had the most beautiful weather.
Can’t say enough about the whole experience! ~ M.G.
US VIRGIN ISLANDS: “YOU SAVED OUR SUMMER”
Respite from COVID “front lines” on S-Y STOP WORK ORDER
“This was our first time chartering a boat, and it was a last-minute trip since our other plans fell through due to the pandemic. As such, I was not expecting a miracle. I was happy just to get away. I can’t begin to explain how blown away I was by how wonderful this experience was. We were so impressed by the boat, which was simply perfect for our family. But the real magic was the crew. Ryan and Dani were just tremendous. How could we not have a fantastic time with such amazing people? The food was incredible and I never though[t] I could feel so pampered. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to have such a lovely trip during these crazy times.” Read the blog post HERE.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: SAILING ABOARD CATAMARAN KARIZMA
“Our trip on KARIZMA around the BVI’s was amazing! From our first meeting with our captain Hylton and our first mate Amy, we knew we were in good hands… Movie nights on the deck were a huge hit but snorkeling with Hylton and Amy took it to a whole new level. They took care of all our needs without us even noticing. They made it seamless. We have already started saving for our next trip.”
BVIS: A “SUPER FINE” 13-DAY SAIL FROM ST. LUCIA TO GRENADA ABOARD THE S/Y ADASTRA
“Let me begin by conveying a short, but simple message: ”THAT CHARTER ROCK’D!!” 📣⚓ K. Got that out.
Really begins with where you’re going. Then who you’re taking with you. Then who’s taking you. If you’ve been before to the same place you choose again, you can choose the same boat/crew if pleased with the last. In our case, we wanted to try someplace different, and with a different crew. We did our homework. Looking at 37 different boats, we whittled it down to 5.
A friend of mine from Newport, RI told me of a gal she knew who brokered yacht charters, and thought she would be helpful toward the end of our search. This proved to be true. Her name is Sue Gearan with “Carol Kent Yacht Charters”.
I feel Sue spent valuable time pairing us with a crew we were compatible with. This was possible due to her professionalism, attending boat shows out and about the Caribbean, and personal travel to meet crews and see yachts in person. You really hit this one outta’ the park! Thx Sue!”
4 DAYS ABOARD 112′ FRISKY LADY
“About your crew: The crew was essentially invisible until you needed something! Their quarters are separated so don’t even see them coming and going. Our group of foodies was blown away by the chef – he dealt with all of our special requests and prepared amazing, mind-blowing meals. The crew was completely accommodating and catered to our every request. I’m not sure these folks know how to say no!
The experience: This was one of the best vacations we’ve ever taken. There was something for everyone, and the luxury was unparalleled. Thank you so much CKYC!
I personally was apprehensive about having to deal with a “salesperson”. I usually do my research and think I know what I want and would prefer to not have a go-between. That said, Sue was amazing – she very clearly added value from the first moment.”
~ Z.L. and Family and friends
NEW ENGLAND and NEW YORK: TOTAL SEA IMMERSION ON M/S QUIXOTE
Note: Brigitte Campbell has published her cookbook: A Culinary Voyage, 10 Days of Gourmet Dining at Sea. Last week Captain Don and Chef extraordinaire Brigitte took care of their 3 cruising guests (all professional men seeking a total sea immersion). The accommodations were perfect – 3 private staterooms with ensuite bathrooms. It is a wonderful thing when our vacation “match-making” surpasses expectations from both the guests and the crew. Sue works tirelessly with our clients to get these rave reviews!
“The trip was seamless. Don and Brigit couldn’t have been nicer, more professional and a pleasure to be around. Brigit’s cooking is excellent. Twice we told her we would eat ashore only to realize that nothing would be better than the delicious meal she had planned. Capt’ Don was flexible with our itinerary. We made several changes over the 6 days and nothing seemed to ruffle him. The boat was very comfortable and well maintained. The trip was a real treat.” READ MORE…
~ Best, Eric
SPANISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: “OUR BEST VACATION EVER” ABOARD S/Y FLIP FLOP
Thanksgiving Week 2014
48′ FLIP FLOP catamaran does it again, entertaining families with young children and their happy parents.
“Great to be back (although snow on the ground). Team, Again, Kudos all around! Our best vacation ever….and the boys are still raving about the experiences (especially Sling Shot). We had a blast – enjoying very much the boat, crew and the itinerary. The “Bio Bay” was really cool and very unique (when isn’t kayaking in the dark) – the boys loved it…but if you asked them their highlights, it was definitely some of the new toys Capt. Jens had (the “Slingshot” and the underwater “Glider” – see our video). Overall, we loved Flip Flop and would definitely consider sailing with them again. Gave us great perspective and insight into chartering beyond our Freshman attempt.”
Thank you ~ C.G. Family with 7 year old twin boys.
NEW ENGLAND: SAILING ABOARD M/Y LADY J
The 142′ LADY J motor yacht is ideal for families and friends. Captain Greg and crew of 8 can prepare beach clambakes anywhere, from Menemsha, Martha’s Vineyard to a private beach in Maine!
“Thank you and crew who took such great care and attention to my family from the Midwest – a real thrill! Summer 2013 no one will forget!”
~ Our family sends our thanks
US VIRGIN ISLANDS: SAILING ABOARD S/Y LOLALITA
Pet-Friendly Yacht Charter in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Captain Ernie and Mate/Chef Megan are adorable and ideally suited for this dream job. Thank you for taking such good care of my clients. ~Carol “We absolutely needed to have our sweet Bijan join us in a celebration charter this past spring. Carol found the ideal catamaran for us.” Every dog lover will go to added lengths to make it happen. This crew and family bonded for a week of diving in the US VIRGIN ISLAND waters and relaxing with their well-trained Spencer.
Thank you ~ Boston Couple + their Dog “Spencer”
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: FAMILY CHARTER BONDING FOR LIFE
“This was our first family yacht vacation. Our children, (ages 8 & 14 years old) cried when our 10 days were over. The crew knew when we needed family time and when to get the children excited about marine life and snorkeling. They were engaging, professional, and the food was fantastic (since we are picky eaters). Carol took all of our “what we want in a vacation” desires and matched us up with the perfect catamaran in the British Virgin Islands. Our children want another yacht vacation – and so do we!”
LUXURY CHARTER IN GREECE: SHE MADE US LOOK GREAT
“We called Carol since she has been in the business a long time. We relied on her knowledge for presenting the best Motor Yachts for our valued clients. She made us look great – clients went to Greece for 2 weeks – Carol arranged the yachting portion.”
“Thanks so much, the partners will be pleased. I guess that is why you come to us so well recommended. We appreciate all of your guidance. You know how talk goes; I will certainly recommend you to others.”
~ C.H. American Express Concierge
CARIBBEAN GETAWAY ON M/Y LADY J: “READY FOR OUR NEXT ADVENTURE!”
“142′ LADY J ideal for families and friends. [This] Summer is one no one will forget! We had a blast and are ready for are next adventure!”
~ Charles B.