Shangri La Reviews


We love what we do! …

But don’t take our word for it—read what our guests say about their time aboard…


2020-February 75th Birthday on Board

The meaning of “Shangri La” is defined as mythical perfection on earth.
Garry and I just experienced seven days on board the Shangri La.

A boat that was perfection because of the meticulous attention that was the ironbound code of Bernd, Daniela and Lena. Attention to detail was very evident. Daniela was very talented in the kitchen where she prepared very delicious, healthy meals and which we very much looked forward to!
Every day we saw new beautiful landscapes, experienced new adventures and of course delicious meals to look forward to. This was truly a top quality sailing experience for us. Bernd was the master when it came to knowledge about sailing or care of the boat. What Garry and I experienced on our Shangri La trip was a gift. We are so grateful that we were able to sail these beautiful waters on this beautiful boat but also with Bernd, Daniela and Lena who made the trip so special

With deepest appreciation Garry and Marry Lou from Nova Scotia

I am truly at a loss for words that can fully express my gratitude for all the hard work, attention to detail and passion for the experience you have created for us. The meals were outstanding, the service memorable, yoga practice every morning to awaken the body and open our hearts, to all the beauty the BVIs have to offer.

My heartfelt thanks to you all, Natalie and Richard

PS Karaoke was awesome


2020 February – 6 friends and lots of laughter

So many wonderful memories…
Jeff learning to do the yoga
Karaoke night
The food, the food, the food…
Drink of the day
Amazing snorkeling
Falling out of the dinghy
And the music!!!

Thank you so much for creating such an amazing experience for everyone! The love and passion for what you are doing is felt and displayed in everything! The sights and the laughter we shared will never be forgotten! Thanks again for sharing your home with us!

The attention to detail in every part of everyday made the most memorable trip for the 6 of us. The foods, the music, the drink of the day really were quite remarkable. Daniela, Lena and Captain Bernd are top notch in all that they do!

Paul, Tori, Ray, Sarah, Jeff, Kristy


2020 February – The beginning of a happily ever after

Huge THANK YOU to the Shangri La family.

The service was impeccable from sailing to dining.
You have made this experience nothing short of amazing.
I and my now fiancé can’t thank you more enough for making this experience amazing and helping him propose in the most unforgettable way!!!

We will forever remember you, the boat life and the gorgeous views.

Kelsey and Charles


2020 February – Birthdayversary for 8 friends

There are not enough words to describe the amazing trip we had. Truly a trip of a lifetime, but hopefully not just “once”. Thank you for the amazing service and sharing your gorgeous home with us! Karen and Jim

Thank you for the best birthdayversary trip we could have ever imagined! Erica and Nate

Thank you so much for making this the best vacation Susan and I have ever had. Everything was spectacular and we could not have been happier with our catamaran and crew choice. Susan and Jeff

What can we say but Thank you ?! our week was so much more than what we expected – all because of you! Our best boat vacation ever! You are truly amazing. Sandy and Hank


2019 December – The best start in the New Year

Of all of the family vacations we have shared this one – a week on Shangri La – will forever be our favorite.

From the excellent food to the beautiful sails to the fun activities, we have loved every moment. Thank you so much for the experience, we cannot wait to return.

Amy and Marshall

My favorite vaca in my 71 years, Thank you Mimi


2019 December – Xmas in the Caribbean

Our trip was fabulous!!  It far exceeded our expectations.  Bernd and Daniela along with first mate, Lina, were just exceptional at everything they did.

Bernd was the perfect captain- he was knowledgeable, approachable, energetic, and it was clear he and Daniela, like there t-shirts say…LOVE to Sail. We were taken to all the must see sites and then more remote quiet places, he reshaped our itinerary as we went to factor in water and wind conditions. We always had quiet waters where we moored for a good night sleep.

Our food and beverages were 5 star+.  Daniela created dishes on the boat that I wouldn’t even think of trying to make at home.  Her cuisine was fabulous and the presentation so amazing as I’m sure you have also witnessed.
Bernd has an extensive music collection ranging from Christmas music to Jimmy Buffet and Reggae to 80’s rock to  Classical, to French and German hits to Deep House. All genres were enjoyed throughout our trip.  Bernd took pride in offering us an extensive collection of cocktails and mocktails as well as speciality shots after dinner.  They also served us our favorite champagne on Christmas Eve and during our son, Will’s birthday celebration.

The boat was kept pristine largely by  first mate, Lina, so no one was ever uncomfortable in sticky salt or sand while on board.  Our  cabins were cleaned and straightened daily and fresh sheets were given.  

Finally, we enjoyed every water sport offered: snorkeling, tubing, wake boarding, paddle boarding, the sub wing and lounging on the Golden Goose. We kept Bernd and Lina busy setting up these activities for us, but they always were enthusiastic and helped us with great hospitality.

We look forward to coming to sail again and wouldn’t do it on any other boat than the Shangri La. Thank you again for our 2019 Christmas Trip- we now have unforgettable family memories= PRICELESS!

Thank you! Pam and Craig


2019 December – Birthday and Engagement

If you are looking for an experience that is magical, unforgettable, seamless, sublime…this is the vessel for you! A group of 6 close friends celebrated my 40th birthday with a 6-day sailing trip aboard the Shangri La.

No detail is overlooked. Your comfort will be of utmost importance and the trip will be tailored to fit whatever experience you are hoping to achieve. We wanted a mix of action and relaxation, and that is exactly what we got: yoga, snorkeling, wakeboarding, lounging, paddleboarding, reading, exploring, hiking. The cuisine on board was 5-star. In fact, we had one meal onshore (which was recommended by the crew and was amazing), and I would not recommend more than that. Daniela’s cooking is so good that you will not want to miss a meal.

My boyfriend proposed to me on this trip, unbeknownst to the crew…and they didn’t miss a beat! They were ready with chilled champagne and flutes for all – it was the perfect toast.

One more note – you will be in extremely competent hands. This is a seasoned, accomplished crew. On one of our last nights, another yacht had been left without proper anchorage and had set adrift through a cluster of other sailboats. Bernd and Daniela immediately recognized the emergency and were able to prevent the lost boat from crashing into the shore or another boat!

I have so many more memories to share – but not enough time! Thank you Bernd, Daniela, and Lena for a trip we will never forget!!


2019 November – Thanksgiving with repeating guests

Thank you!!! This was our second time to vacation on the Shangri La and it was just as amazing as our first visit in 2017.

You are so attentive to our every need. The food and drinks are wonderful.
This is one of our favorite vacations.
Thank you again for a wonderful week and for creating memories that we will cherish.

We look forward to sailing with you again. And yes… we love sailing too. Rhonda, Paul and Kaitlyn


2019 November – First Charter of the Season

Thank you for this amazing adventure! The Shangri La Crew are perfect hosts and a great Team. Bernd planned the itinerary just upon our wishes, thank you. The food of Daniela was absolutely amazing and the service unbeatable.
Thank you for this fantastic week, Susi, Roli, Beate, Suse, Gerhild, Werner, Heike and Gübi


2019 July – Amazing Charter

Thank you so much for an amazing week. The food is absolutely incredible… you should create a cookbook! Thank you for the fun adventures and great times! Truly appreciate everything. We will have to come again soon!

I have never had a more relaxing vacation. The islands are one of my favorite places in the world. I hope we get to come here again soon! Everything you have done for us was amazing.

Thank you for the best vacation ever! The food was amazing and the drinks spectacular. This was by far the best vacation ever. Thank you for making it so special!

Thank you so much for everything. The food was amazing. The crew seems very focused on keeping all guests happy. Your boat is really beautiful. I really enjoyed staying here. This vacation was truly special.

Jackie, Patrick, Madison, Jacob, Connor and Claire

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