We are proud to have such fantastic guests! Read a selection of their BlueFoot Travel sailing holiday reviews here and feel free to send us yours! Now also available on TripAdvisor
Nina, Birmingham, UK
Thank you both for a fantastic adventure! Each island and bay we visited had its own special beauty. The time flew by and you both went above and beyond when it came to making my trip one to remember. Very appreciated. See you both next year for a French adventure. Oh la la!!
Zane, Ohio, USA
Just finished a 10 day trip from Martinique to St Vincent and the Grenadines with Sam and Neil. If you love to sail, but don’t want to charter a whole boat, this is a rare opportunity to join a blue water sailing adventure, which includes daytime passages between islands and quiet beautiful anchorages. Maybe you just finished a sailing class and are looking for an adventure to stretch your skills, or maybe you love to sail but your spouse wants a traditional vacation where he/she doesn’t have to contribute to sailing or cooking. This is your chance!
Most “cabin charters” are designed for non-sailors and you aren’t allowed to be actively involved. With Sam and Neil, you will be encouraged to helm the boat, trim the jib, raise the anchor, and be an active member of the crew. I’ve searched far and wide for this type of experience, and I can assure you it is rare.
As an avid sailor I can also say that it is a true pleasure to sail on such a well maintained and lovingly cared for vessel. Yacht Nemo is a 51 foot Dufour that sails well and has generous cabins. The boat is better kept than the boats I’ve chartered with the Moorings.
Another very important consideration is safety. The safety equipment on board is top notch and well maintained, unlike many private boats I’ve seen. Neil is a serious sailor and well trained. I’ve experienced some tricky situations sailing with Neil before on other trips, and I have been duly impressed with his knowledge and skill. He knows how to make tough conditions seem easy.
I really enjoyed getting to know Neil’s new partner Sam and appreciated her constant attention both to the sailing and to the needs of her guests. She is a great cook as well!
You will want to bookmark their website and make plans for their next season. Maybe I’ll meet you on your trip, since I am certain that I will be joining them again next year!
Jeff, Edmonton, Canada
When this western Canadian prairie boy first heeled over at 7 knots with spray in my face and Sam at the helm I knew I was in for a special time! And, as expected, the highlights kept popping…snorkelling through a turtle traffic jam with a ray feeding below us in the cays…jumping around on the dance floor at Basil’s (with Basil!)…the heron alighting with water drops from his wings glistening in the sun as my kayak glided by…safely skirting a squall and catching the edge in a burst of excitement. If you want a sailing adventure that is both exciting and relaxing at the same time, if you want to experience the Caribbean like someone in the know, and if you want to ride the waves on an elegantly simple and beautiful boat, go with Sam and Neil (and Nemo!). I can’t recommend Blue Foot Travel more highly, great value and a great experience! Thank you, and thank you again!
Nicole, Oliver, Doris, Thomas, Switzerland
After our first meeting in the bar in Rodney Bay Marina, St Lucia we four Swiss travellers entered two by two onto Nemo and it was love at first sight. After hoisting the Swiss flag we started our journey towards Grenada. We took in many fabulous islands, swam in turquoise waters filled with turtles and tropical fish, met and danced with lots of friendly locals, visited local bars and ate lobster on the beach! We miss the sailing under Neil's great guidance, super delicious catering par excellence from Sam, the lapping of our beloved Dory behind the boat and your great hospitality. Thank you for a great sailing week!
Sam, London, UK
Huge thanks for a fabulous trip from Martinique to the Grenadines. It has been so fantastic to get some great sailing in, surround by stunning scenery and sampling delicious food. It’s been a great combination of exploring and chilling. Thanks for your energy and enthusiasm at all times :-).
Midge & Joe, Carlisle, USA
It was a most delightful 10 day trip from Martinique to the Grenadines. We learned a lot, had good conversation, wonderful food and drink. We have memories we will treasure all our lives. Thanks for everything!
Mike, Hampton Bay, NY
Thank you for a great vacation. I learned a lot about sailing safely in the Caribbean and enjoyed my time on Nemo’s helm. The weather was handpicked for us and the food on board was awesome. Great trip and great times.
Don’t close your eyes for a moment when you join Neil and Sam on their lovely yacht ‘Nemo’. If you do, you might miss taking in the amazing colour of the ocean, the changing pattern of the waves or the fascinating wildlife that accompanies the boat as she glides through the water driven by the power of the sails. Under Neil’s expert tuition you can learn how to handle the boat or relax and simply enjoy the experience. Very little comes close to the feeling you get when you first take the wheel and guide Nemo towards her destination, although there is absolutely no pressure to do so if you just want to sit and take in the sun. Anchoring in picturesque bays and going ashore in Dory is great fun – whether exploring the area or eating in one of the beachside restaurants. There are plenty of opportunities to snorkel and the reefs are teeming with mind blowing fish and coral. Turtles, pelicans and flying fish are frequently spotted and, if you’re lucky other, larger, marine life such as dolphins can be seen. On our trip we were accompanied for several miles by a brown booby who flew just a few feet alongside the boat, occasionally dropping down to take a fish that had surfaced in our wake, which was very entertaining. Everyone is well catered for, thanks to Sam’s expert cookery skills and all meals on board are first class. The cabins are extremely comfortable with plenty of space - more like a floating hotel room than a boat, with the added advantage of being gently rocked to sleep every night as you lie at yet another beautiful anchorage. If you like looking at the night sky, then you won’t be disappointed by a heaven crammed with stars and waking early to watch the sunrise is another absolute joy. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a curious first timer, you can’t help but be enchanted by the whole experience and the only thing you’ve got to lose is stress. Try it – it’s good for the soul!
Ann & Hugh, Manchester, UK
We had a wonderful holiday. Ann was initially a reluctant sailor but Sam, Neil and Nemo turned that all around. Nemo is a lovely comfortable boat kept in perfect condition by Sam and Neil and she was a pleasure to sail. Sam’s food was delicious and Ann was amazed that she cooked such a variety of dishes on a boat! Neil was very patient and helpful in showing me ‘the ropes' and improving my steering. The places we visited and the shore trips (especially at night in Dory when a fish jumped in to join us!) and restaurants they found for us were also great. All in all a wonderful holiday and we can’t wait to try sailing again!
Trokel Family, New York, USA
We can't thank you enough for your hospitality and generosity. What a wonderful sailing vacation with such nice, friendly and warm company. Thank you for making us feel so at home and welcome. We learned a great deal from the two of you. You both have such easy going and natural ways about you. The sailing was spectacular and the food fabulous! Each of the islands were a little different, making each day a new adventure. We loved the snorkelling and Tobago Cays and enjoyed both the dives in Bequia and Carriacou. Sister's Rock and Rose Wreck were amazing. We seriously had an amazing trip! Thank you for everything.
Anja, Heike, Dieter, Gudrun & Heidi, Germany
We spent a wonderful time with you, had lots of fun either sailing, diving, snorkelling, SUBing, canoeing (and life-saving!). We had wonderful food too, Sam you surprised us every day with fabulous meals. Neil thanks for the sailing instruction, the ‘knot-lessons’ and your patience! You both do a wonderful job!! And we love Nemo and Dory!
There is a German Band called Dicke Fishe. One song is ‘Mir get’s gut, Dir get’s gut, Uns get’s gut. We are happy we could stay with you.
Thomas & Sonja, Germany
Liebe Sam und Neil,
Vier tolle Tage geben leider viel zu früh zu Ende. Tolle Inseln, schöne Buchten, die unvergesslichen und unbeschreiblich schönen Tobago Cays. Super segeln, exzellentes Essen und sehr nette und freundliche Gastgeber! Einfach super!
Dear Sam and Neil,
Unfortunately, four great days have come to an end much too soon. Great islands, beautiful bays, the unforgettable and indescribably beautiful Tobago Cays. Great sailing, excellent food and very nice and friendly hosts! Wonderful!
Sharon, Ottawa, Canada
My first sleep aboard Nemo is something I will remember forever. You made this trip very special. It is clear how much thought, effort and care you put into everything you do. I wish you both every success with BlueFoot Travel and I hope we meet again and get to sail together on Nemo.
Sarah, Toronto, Canada
Thank you so much for taking us on an unforgettable adventure! I really appreciate all the extra effort you put into every detail. Nemo is a beautiful yacht and you make a great team! I hope our paths cross again soon, and in the meantime happy sailing!
Lucyanna, Toronto, Canada
I loved my 10 day experience on Nemo! From great food, hands-on practice at the helm and figuring out what to do with all those ropes was amazing! I had lots of fun adventures, thank you.
Graham, Podere Sant’ Angelo, Italy
Thank you for a memorable sail through some beautiful seas. The last ten days have by so quickly that I think Einstein got it wrong - sailing at 5 knots in Nemo makes time warp and pass quickly - not travelling at the speed of light….The fantastic food, great company and sailing instruction made this a great holiday.
Laura & Tim, California, USA
Thank you so much for our wonderful trip around several islands of the Caribe. Your expertise made it a great adventure and you are both wonderful hosts. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you in the Caribbean for another trip soon.
Frank & Gill, Warwick, UK
What a brilliant time we had! All thanks to the hard work and personal attention of Neil and Sam, who have been perfect hosts, skippers, tour guides, teachers and cooks. We have had some wonderful sailing days where two landlubbers learnt new skills in basic crew, paddle boarding and kayaking! The food has been superb and many thanks for tailoring meals to meet coeliac dietary requirements - we could not have asked for more. A perfect holiday, perfectly arranged and managed. Thank you!
Michael, California, US
Thank you Neil and Sam for a great mini break in St Martin. Nemo’s layout is wonderful for relaxing on, and the food on board and ashore was really great. I enjoyed jumping off the back of the boat for a swim with the toys and just luxuriating!
Bob & Barbara, Somerset, UK
We had a lovely holiday with Sam and Neil that brought to us the delights of Antigua and Barbuda. We sailed to Barbuda and all around Antigua visiting beautiful coves and golden sand beaches under the excellent skippering of Neil. Use of their kayak and paddle board provided lots of fun above the water and their snorkelling kit provided plenty of opportunities to visit the underwater paradise of coral. Throughout we enjoyed 5* dining on board thanks to Sam’s amazing cooking and thanks to both their local knowledge we dined on shore at restaurants that provided excellent local cuisine within the wonderful ambience of the Caribbean culture. Thanks for a wonderful holiday, we look forward to the next time.
Don, California, US
I had a great time on my sailing trip with Neil and Sam. The sailing was excellent with Neil by my side, and the meals on board Nemo prepared by Sam were wonderful and when we went ashore the restaurant selection was excellent. This is my first trip with BlueFoot Travel and I look forward to joining them again.