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1/6/2015

Took and overnight yacht trip, it was a very awesome trip, we enjoyed it to bits. Everything as is on the website. Nice boat. Very good and friendly crew. They made sure we are having a good time and attended to our needs without even asking them. Very good cook. We love the food so much! We had a very good party. Thank you so much Cataleya! We will for sure come back. Very satisfied we booked with you. Me and my friends were very happy with the service!


19/1/15

At the lighthouse we met Wolfgang
Take the catamaran from Chalong
Off to Phi Phi Don we go
Snorkeling and swimming, let life go slow
Koh Lanta is the new place
Dock in early to get a space
Plenty of lovely food made by Ice
Sticky rice, squid, Thai curry with lots of spice
Koh Muh is next, a special place through rock
In the darkness it will be a great shock!
Next day is a trip to the shrine
Lek shows us a special place, TV screen, can of Coke, divine!
Getting to the end of the journey, oh my!
Couldn’t get a better crew of Sam, Lek, Ice and Nui if you try!
Thank you for the time of our life once more
We’ll never forget, we just adore!

Stand By, 100%, Let's Go, Tiger Time
Sarah, Tony, Kirsten, Colin, Alatar


24/12/14 - 4/1/15

All the way from Norway we came and have had 11 amazing days in this paradise! We are sad that it’s our last day on this wonderful boat with its amazing crew! Thank you for sharing this with us – your spirit, smile, knowledge and last, but not least, the wonderful food that we have been served! Snorkeling, cave expeditions, New Year’s barbecue on the beach, lizard hunt, Nemo, jumping, laughing, swimming, sun, wind, rain, nature, authentic corals, and the list goes on, and on. All the best to all of you!

Love,
Christine, Hank, Camilla & Thomas,
Jacob, Nicoline, Felix, Fredikke, Thias,
Anne-Katrine & Wilhelm


14/12/14

Thank you so much to the entire crew for a fabulous trip in paradise! The food and hospitality has been wonderful and I feel privileged to have been able to come on this trip.

Kind regards,
Fiona (London)


Dear Sam, Na, Ai, Chen (anchorman), Co Pah,

We had a marvelous trip with you guys. Thank you so much for your kindness and your smiles. The food was incredible. Thanks for sharing this paradise with us. You all worked tirelessly as a team to ensure our comfort, making this experience memorable beyond words. We will remember all this warmly when we are home in our sub-zero temperatures!

With sincere appreciation,
"The Calgary Crew"
Jill, Carsten, Jean, Bev, Dave, Andrea, Annalee and Sue


23/11/14

Dear Sam, dear Lek, dear Ice and dear Na,
We thank you so much for the wonderful week we spent with you on board the Cataleya. All of you made everything with so much love and joy and so we felt great all the time. The service and the meals were so wonderful. We would do a tour like this every time again with you on this ship. We wish you all the best and say ‘goodbye’ and ‘auf wiedersehen.’

Best regards from Sandra & Wolfgang


23/11/14

Dear Sam, Lek, Na & Ice,
Thank you all so much for the wonderful time on board Cataleya which you made possible for us! Nothing was too much trouble. You were always there for us at any time of day. Especially the food was amazing every single day. Please ‘stand by’ for our next trip with you.

Warm Wishes,
Gernot & Sarah




Beyond your expectations!
By Gerd Roysland

Have you ever been on a trip that leaves you speechless? Ever been on a trip that exceeds your every expectation? If not, I’d like to tell you about our splendid (or SPLENDED, as the Thais like to spell it) trip in Phuket waters.

My friend Dot – really Dorothy, but she prefers Dot, in spite of being regularly mixed up with a well-known UK toilet cleaner liquid called Dot, in the fifties! -, and I are both blessed with very inventive and generous husbands indeed. They had been planning a surprise trip for us for months, of which we knew was going to take place, but we did not know what to expect at all. So, some weeks ago we all went to Phuket, stayed in a nice hotel for a couple of days first, and were then told we should go on a bus tour. A bit taken aback, Dot and I weren’t overly excited by the information, as we didn’t think a bus tour sounded that spectacular.

The bus tour ended in the huge bay south-east on Phuket, Ao Chalong – Ao means bay in Thai. Here we were met by a very friendly South-African guy, Gareth, and his Thai colleague En at the beachfront. They had a little dinghy, and by now we ladies were starting to get the gist of it – yes, I know we’re a bit slow, but so what? They were to take us and our luggage out to one of the boats anchored in the bay. Dot and I still didn’t know what kind of boat, or the size or anything else. When we finally saw our home for the next 5 days, we were in total aw! The “Cataleya” is a huge 58 foot sailing catamaran, and it can sleep up to 14 people. As for our party, we were only 4 guests, and we had the same amount of people as crew! Our lovely South African Gareth as captain, En as engineer, a master Thai sea gypsy cook, Chern, and an extra crewmember, a masseuse called Rai. In other words, we could see they were about to take very good care of us.

Originally over 20 years old, the “Cataleya” is an UK-built catamaran, but her age was not seen at all, as she was in immaculate condition. Totally renovated and refurbished only last year at a yard in Phuket, the boat was a sheer delight. The cockpit in the aft had two big tables under a huge sunroof (on top of the sunroof solar panels were installed), and all the cabins and the indoor saloon with the galley were incredible spacious and light and airy. The same can be said about the whole boat inside and out: Incredibly spacious, light and airy. We loved the décor on the boat; it was so bright, light and happy.

Before we took off, our captain Gareth discussed the trip with us; we looked at the chart and were asked where we would like to go, and whether we would like to go by sail as much as possible. We really did want to sail as much as we could, which means you have to follow the wind and will not necessarily be able to reach specific destinations at specific times. The peace you feel when you move by sail only cannot be compared to anything else; it’s just about the most tranquil feeling ever.

One might ask oneself, what on earth did we do for five days and four nights on a catamaran? The answer is, literally nothing. Such bliss! We lazed, relaxed, read our books, we sunbathed, had excellent foot massages and Thai body massages, we swam in the wonderfully clean water, did some snorkeling, and we anchored by beautiful islands whenever we were so inclined. We took the dinghy out and saw some wonderful grottos and a lush mangrove lagoon. We kayaked; we saw hundreds of spectacular fungi-shaped limestone islands, we had GT’s every day at gin o’clock time (5pm sharp that is, according to Dots husband, Keith), we drank wine. But first and foremost, we ATE! We did nothing but stuff our faces, all the time.

Oh, the food, but the food. Oh, the food !

Our skilled and wonderful chef Chern cooked us food all day, and since their website claims it is “luxurious” food, at least the boys had very high expectations upfront. Sadly, anybody can claim that on their website, and half of the time the claims are SO not true. Here they are true indeed, as this food was the best food we’ve ever had in our life! She cooked us different Thai dishes galore, but with less spices than usual, so we were actually able to eat it. All of us that is, not only my husband Alf to whom spice is God, and who is on another planet from the rest of us by simply claiming the spicier, the better…. She also cooked some European food, if we wanted that, and she even made scrumptious desserts. All the flavours were totally awesome! She made the effort of cooking an extra bowl for me whenever she served dishes with prawns. Being allergic, my bowl was then without prawns. I celebrated my birthday onboard, and then she made us lobster Thermidor. Lobster Thermidor with champagne accompaniment can not be overrated, I tell you. She even made a birthday cake for me, wow. She served us wonderful breakfast every day, with eggs cooked in different ways, fruit, bacon, sausages, cereals, and yogurt, freshly squeezed orange juice, her own homemade jam. One breakfast she made us was the most delicious tuna sandwiches and also banana frittatas, boy, was it good? They even have an espresso machine onboard, how great is that? One day Keith caught a Spanish mackerel on a fishing rod, and she prepared that for us. Another day we bought some tiger prawns from a passing fisherman, and she prepared those too in the most delicious way. Our masseuse was also brilliant, because when not doing any massages, she helped the chef out all the time. Since also captain Gareth and the very friendly engineer En helped out with serving and clearing, we were basically treated as kings and queens!

Our captain Gareth was a good sailor indeed, but his most significant trait was his superior people skills. We enjoyed his company very much and had the best time with him; he had a great sense of humour, but was also extremely knowledgeable, serious and all in all very nice and entertaining. Being only 31 years of age, he was probably bored stiff with us old buggers, though. We are seriously boring people, really, as you can understand when I tell you about our bedtimes: embarrassing as it is, we have to admit that we actually went to bed every night before 9pm…. Very sad state of affairs, isn’t it? Gareth was kind enough to ensure us about our almost normality, as whole days at sea can be very tiring, he told us. He said! Our cabins were very comfortable, with lovely en suite bathrooms, and with both fans and air condition. Gareth ran the air condition for us about one hour each night around EBT (=estimated bed time. As you already know, pitifully early), and that was wonderful.

We were also lucky to meet the owner of the boat, Wolfgang. He’s Austrian, apparently a former chef, and with partners he owns two charter catamarans running out of Phuket, the “Cataleya” and the slightly smaller “Mozart” – the only one missing in the fleet is a boat called Amadeus, of course! He captained the “Mozart” himself, and anchored up one evening close to us. It was very interesting to hear his stories about buying the boats and setting up shop in Phuket. Wolfgang and his Dutch wife Margriet handle all the bookings, etc., etc.

It’s safe to say that we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. Everybody did just what they wanted, really. Both Alf and Keith were allowed to steer the boat whenever they wanted, and help out with the sails and anchoring if they so wished. Dot and I on the other hand did nothing, nada, zip, zilch whatsoever, but that was our inclination and by the way, we deserved it…..



Such a break from a standard holiday in Phuket.
We were able to treat our friends ( British,French,Dutch) to two unforgettable days.

Good Luck to Gareth on his new “ship”.Thanks also to Enn, the ever-present, lithesome engineer, to K. Chern, an amazing cook,
Not forgetting K. Lai for relaxing everyone through her pressure massages.

Bon vent a tous

Michele Swabey


Many thanks guys.

A great short charter, very professional crew, good food, yacht in good condition.
Much appreciated. Next year again maybe.

All the best and fair winds Gareth!

Nigel Swabey


Many thanks to Gareth, Enn and Chern for four wonderful days of calm, relaxation, beautiful scenery,

terrific food and comfortable accommodation.

We feel very fortunate to have spent these days in your skilled and hospitable care.
Our very best to you all as the Cataleya sails off for new adventures.

Ba Win, Judith, Emily, John, Jeanette, Art, Leslie and Rob.

Chern’s delicious food, varied, fresh and beautifully presented, was a privilege to eat.
I would have loved to have known more about how she so magically did it.
Swimming in the Andaman Sea, experiencing the quiet of this region, the exploration of lime stone lagoons, the awesomeness of gigantic islands made this so very special.

Thank you for the warm, caring smiles and the thoughtful attention to all the details that make the operation run so brilliantly.

Jeanette



Dear crew,

Thank you so much for a wonderful world of Phi Phi island that you discovered to us and of course for

many more things, like magnificent food, magical underworld of sea and unforgettable sand beaches…

We will carry our memories with us back to Europe with a great desire that we will be back again one day.

With love,

Adriana Igor, Fabiene Maria, Rosana Torua, Sarya Daniel and Atilio



3 amazing days on Cataleya,

Thanks to the crew, the beautiful boat and the wonderful environment.

Thank you for treating us so well, for the great food and showing us the best of Phuket.

Thank you for ever organizing the dolphins!

Both kids and grown-ups can’t forget these most wonderful holidays.

We will be back….!

Costantino and Carline Sambuy with Pietro, Giovanni and Isabella
Ghislain and Gaëlle with Hugo, Lyna and Anaë



Dear Cataleya family,

Thank you for an amazing and perfect vacation!!!
We were truly lucky to be on the boat with such a great crew.
During our stay we felt completely taken care of and safe!
The food was SPECTACULAR and every one of our needs was taken care of.
It really – COULDN’T BE BETTER!
So again, thank you, kapon ka ( sorry for the wrong spelling?)
Toda Raba ( that is Thank you in Hebrew) and we hope to see you again on this perfect boat with
The crew that made it all even better than could be imagined.

See you soon !

The Barzilais


Our party of 10 Swiss boys & girls had a fantastic sailing trip to “ Racha”, although pretty choppy!

We made a constant 6 ½ -7 ½ knots…….and even enjoyed the “slashing, rocking and rolling”!

Next year we’ll try again…..

Our sincere thanks to the crew, from cook to Captain : all was super!

Heinz & Therese Schmed & 8 ½


This is What our guests have to say:

February 2015

For the third time, we took a trip in Amadeus. It was like heaven. From Ranong – Moken Village to Horsburgh we spent a lot of time snorkeling, watching sharks, turtles, and stingrays. Sam, our conscientious captain, took us to pristine beaches, and jungle-covered islands. Our great cook prepared Penang curry, prawns – all a little spicy – and fried rice. Lek wonderfully foresaw and fulfilled all our needs all the way, making us wish for a longer stay. So, a thousand thanks to you all on this special birthday.
Peter & Betty, Dorly & Klaus, Toby & Kerstin, & Linda
November 2014

Thanks to Roland and his Catamaran the beauty of the Mergui was even prettier than the sunsets there. Long live diving and all the beautiful things we can see underwater. On board Amadeus, sailing is an art!
Chory, Dominique, Vincent, Paul, & Gwen - "Les Bretons de Port Navalo"

 

November 2014

A very pleasant and helpful crew. The food was the best Thai food I have ever tasted and the best experience. Thanks to Sam, Lek, and Milk. Hope to see you again.

I really enjoyed this trip as it was full of amazing discoveries. The boat and the crew were fantastic and it was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. I hope to one day to come back.
Thanks for a fantastic cruise with a fantastic crew who did everything possible to make our seven days 100% perfect!

A fantastic cruise through calm waters and beautiful scenery. We were treated like royalty. A big thank you to Sam, Lek and Milk for fulfilling all our wishes and for filling our stomachs. Will we return? Yes!
I loved the cruise as we were ‘jumping’ from island to island. The Thai food was amazing. Sam was an awesome captain, as well as his helpers Lek and Milk – so kind… I hope we come back again to see you and the beautiful islands.

I loved to be on the boat, the food was amazing. I would rate it 10 out of 10. I hope we will come again.
Absolutely loved everything. Can’t wait to come back hopefully very soon. Many thanks to our fab crew: Sam the man, Lek the smiling sun and Milk our hilarious chef.

May 2014

It was a lovely trip with beautiful views every day, snorkeling, relaxation and fresh food! Thanks a lot to the crew for the fantastic food, relaxing daily massages, and an unforgettable trip. We had a great captain – a very polite and pleasant person. Thank you!
Inna & Igor from Russia

April 2014

We had a wonderful time on the Amadeus and plan to come back! Great diving, fantastic food, beautiful sights. Thank you so much for making our holidays so special!
Frederick, Isabelle, Maxime & Romain

April 2014

A fantastic trip, great crew, beautiful landscapes – couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Hopefully we’ll sail with you again. We have had an absolute ball, visited wonderful places supported by the great crew. Thanks for the many happy memories we will have of this trip.

Many thanks to our crew aboard the Amadeus, we have had the most amazing time visiting exquisite places. For someone who was a little apprehensive I must say that all my fears were unfounded. A brilliant holiday.

A wonderful trip – many, many fish and not too much wind. Beautiful sunshine and very nice beaches without speedboats. A very good skipper, nobody sick, a very good cook, all the food was so tasty and a very good crewman who was so nice with the children and parents. Thank you so much.

 

The Porter Family

It is with great pleasure that we give great thanks to our fabulous crew of Amadeus – capt. Ewout, the quiet & efficient Chan and amazing Lak. We are going home richer from our experience and a little heavier from the great food! We could not have wished for anything more on this special Christmas day. Thx all, you were amazing!

We are taking home such wonderful memories of our week aboard. Every day was special

Marilyn

Thanks for al the hard work that you did, so we could be happy and could have fun.

Thank you so much for the amazing experience and great adventures and I wish you all a merry Xmas

Ethen

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February 2014

Thanks a lot for the massaman chicken and for the safe trips through the coral banks with the dinghy to the most wonderful snorkeling spots in Thailand. I will never forget the crew.

 

February 2014

Once again our team of seven
Enjoyed a trip like it was heaven
Last year on the Mozart we sailed
This year the Amadeus we hailed
Right up to the Surins we went
A whole week of bliss on board we spent
Ewout’s marvelous conscientious navigation
Greatly exceeded our expectation
Joy again cooked amazingly never the same
Our stomachs grew larger to our shame
Am caught the fish
10 minutes later sashimi in the dish
We followed turtles along the way
How we would love to longer stay
Many lonesome beaches we saw
Colourful fish we watched galore
So we sincerely wish next year to enjoy
Another trip perhaps to Myanmar – with Ewout, Am, and Joy

 

January 2014

Again and again and again and again
It is better and better and better
A perfect boat, perfect crew, perfect food
You are the best. See you soon my friends.

 

New Year’s 2014

Another fantastic getaway for our dispersed and busy family from N/C, California, and Seattle. A priceless opportunity to reconnect and chill out in paradise. Everything was perfect, the boat is magnificent. Ewout a fantastic and mellow captain, the cook superb, and the crew hardworking and helpful.

 

Thank you at the team... Formidable...

We will keep exceptional memories and thanks again for the good cook

Severine et Richard

Super!!!

Merci. See you at KoLipe.The Swiss
Yes Again and Again and Again –
It is better and better and better!!!
Perfect boat, perfect crew, perfect food
You are the best, see you soon my friends

 

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Olivier

Can’t wait to be back!!
3rd trip for me with you
Everything just wonderful…
You will stay in my mind

Blake Family
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Ostrander Family

Another fantastic getaway for our dispersed and busy family from NYC, California and Seattle. A priceless opportunity to reconnect and chill out in paradise. Everything was perfect the boat is magnificent.

Ewout is a fantastic and mellow captain. The cook Rak is superb and the crew, Chan, hard working and helpful. Our 5th cruise!

Peter and Patricia Ostrander
Spencer and Georgeana
Monty and Lindsey
Erik and Elisabeth

Thanks again!

Thank you to the Amadeus crew and for the beautiful days in the beautiful Southern islands

Giulia, Paola Garzoni, Marco Bianci

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This is what our guests have to say

 

April 2015

We’ve had the time of our life! Thanks to your wonderful care we’ve felt like home on your boat. Milk – you are an amazing cook, you’ve spoilt us so much. Every day we’ve had the most delicious food on our plates – thank you. You’re the master chef! Asunee, with your professional navigation, we felt safe and still could explore the most extraordinary places. Kai, you were always here when we need a hand. Thanks a million!

We really enjoyed this beautiful trip with you. We want to thank you for the perfect service and the most amazing food we’ve ever eaten. You surprised us with your perfect timing in serving the meals and showing us the impressive hot spots of this region. Exploring the Thai seas together with you on your boat was an unforgettable experience for us. Khob khun khrap/ka!
     
 

Thank you for the wonderful trip and for all the very cool sightseeing places. We all had a very pleasant time and will never forget the trip. We had lots of funny, nice, sweet moments. The time we had on the boat was extraordinary and we will miss all of you guys.

Thank you for a truly memorable time. We will always think of your smiling faces once back home. We have the fondest memories and these memories will bring us joy. You are the # 1 team and Milk is so beautiful. Her smiles and the love she offered with every meal is felt in the deepest part of my heart. We will always remember your joy and take it with us to share. Wishing you all happy, healthy love-filled lives together. Until the next time!
 

Thank you so much for the most beautiful week, we will never forget our time sailing around with you. The weather may not always have been what we were hoping for but you all went so far out of your way to make everything perfect that it didn’t matter at all. We’re all going to be miserable now that we have to cook for ourselves. (I swear it was absolute magic what Milk managed to do in that tiny kitchen. Every day we had new food and even more fabulous and fresh and not-too-spicy meals than the day before). Milk is an absolute miracle!

The diving is probably the best we shall ever do – from the ever accommodating turtles who let us take a million photos to the thousands of fish we’d never seen before and Darren made us all feel relaxed and comfortable even when we were swimming in strong currents. We especially miss the box fish and the vanishing eels. And through it all was Sunee, constantly fixing things before we’d even noticed them, managing to turn up exactly when we’d finished our dive even though we’d floated off course, finding the best spots to stop for the night so that we didn’t feel the waves at all, and even making sure that we caught enough tuna for more sushi than we could ever eat! So thank you, thank you, thank you. The holiday was more than we’d even dreamed and we’ll miss you all.

 

Thank you so much for a memorable week in the Andaman Sea. It was a truly amazing experience which would not have been possible without your professional knowledge of all the sites and your outstanding hospitality. Never before have we felt so well taken care of.

From the bottom of my heart a big thank you for the last two days. I had a fantastic time and you showed us great hospitality. A special thank you to Ms Milk; her food was outstanding! Sam and Lek made sure that we felt at home and every wish was possible.
     
  Thank you so much for an unbeatable three-day-two-night trip aboard Mozart.

Highlights included:

Captain Sam joining us for ‘buckets’ and dancing on Koh Phi Phi
Mam baking a surprise birthday cake that was far superior to anything we could make on land
Chan scooting around the close the cabin doors before we even realised that it was raining!

We had an amazing time with you all and felt so spoilt – delicious food, benbag lounging and sleeping beneath the stars.
     
 

Mergui Islands really lived up to their reputation, breathtaking. Had a brilliant time on the Mozart, lovely people, brilliant food and excellent snorkeling!

Locations were all beautiful, particularly the evening watching the lanterns rising into the sky and setting candles off into the sea. Snorkeling on day two was amazing too. Food was superb, varied and delicious. Crew friendly knowledgeable and helpful, even acting as babysitters. All in all a fantastic trip. Only wish it was longer!
     
  February 2015

Thank you for the most wonderful trip ever. It was one of the most perfect trips in my life. Thank you for the most unforgettable three days. We loved every minute.
     
 

January 2015

Thank you for your warmness, smiles, service and care. Those days were some of the best in my life. I really enjoyed sailing, fishing, snorkeling, swimming and other things.

There are few words that can capture the magic of these past nine days and eight nights. The experience was simply superb! Mozart is a great ship but you complete the experience by providing the most amazing service. Thank you for the unforgettable memories and for what now has become the best vacation ever!! Thailand will forever hold a very dear place in our hearts. Thanks to each of you.

Thank you for the best boat trip ever. You made the food great, the beds were very clean and you never frowned at us! PS I want to come back!
     
 

April 2014

Thank you so much Erwart, Chris, Chan, Mam for a wonderful trip. Everthing was perfect, from food, to sea, to weather, company etc. The snorkeling and diving was a real experience and the children have been truly blessed by Chris’s patience and skill. The food well, Mam is an absolute star in the kitchen – just the best food and now we have a son who loves ‘Thai’ so excellent.

Chan, our deckhand, was great in quietly getting on with his chores without us even noticing most of the time. He also provided us with a magnificent long fin tuna for sashimi for lunch and tuna with black pepper for dinner. I have now run out of superlatives so my narrative must end!
   
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To The fabulous crew on board Mozart Catamaran

May thank for the amazing trip, the private Thai lesson, The Sauvignon Blanc, The Tiger + Leo beers, The most deliciously tasty food. Hope to get back on board in 2014 for Burma trip.

Again Thank you. – Daniel , Audrey, Sebastian, Cybele & Captain DiDi !!

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25 MAR 2012 - To the Captain & the crew, Mozart
Wow! We couldn’t have expected this sunny days at sea, gorgeous sunset, expert diving instruction*, superb food and wonderful company. Everything was perfect. Fantastic moments- snagging our Spanish mackerel and feasting on it that evening, backgammon tournaments on the deck, diving at shark point, Joy’s fresh fruit platter, post-dive, a glass of wine with sinking sun and later sleeping on the trampoline under the stars. All this punctuated by Joy’s feasts was heaven! Thank to all!
Victoria , Caitlin, Patrick, Aidan
* Special thanks to Simon, dive master extraordinaire!

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14 April 2012 - Happy Thai New Year to Mozart!
We wish you a year as good as we stay with you. It has been fantastic! Quite difficult to find the words matching our feelings. We had a wonderful time on board for this family cruise but certainly not the last one! Thank you Wolfgang, you give a neatly good atmosphere on this book, we were not the four of us on this book but 7 people sailing together with you, Joy and Chan. Not only you know where to go but WHEN to go. It is a privilege to arrive at best spots when all tourists are leaving n waking up in paradise before they arrive.
BON VENT!

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11/30/12 - Thank you for a wonderful & memorable experience. Thailand has many breath taking news but it would not have been the same without Roland’s intimate knowledge of each location to help us avoid the mass crowds. It also would not have been the same without Joy’s amazing culinary surprises each day. Roland’s high energy & great stories really made this trip what it was! Thanks to Roland, Joy and Chan!! The level of service & attention to detail far exceeded our expectations. – Christina & Josh

Mozart- Thank for being the ultimate Thailand (TIT) tour guide. Next time you are in Chicago don’t forget to give us a call and will return the favors. And maybe will even eat some Thai food. Thanks for everything and making us go into the cave.

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As always this trip on Mozart was the highlight of our holidays! amazing crew, amazing food, amazing boat, amazing Thailand! You impressed me again and again. I can’t wait to be back my friends.
Olivier Swiss-Samui

Awesome trip on Mozart! We spend a great time on board with this wonderful staff. Hope to be back soon for a new sailing race !
Nare

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Dear Roland, Chan, Hein and Joy
Thank you , Thank you ! This trip through the beautiful Mergui Islands has been the perfect blend of adventure of adventure + luxury. What better way for our children to learn about nature + the other cultures of the World than by living + seeing it firsthand. Each of you has given so much more time, effort and attention to us than we ever could have asked for. You have set the bar very high and I think that as we continue on our trip around the world our 10 days with you will stand out as the highlight. We hope we will see/sail with you again. May you always have fair winds!
Karen, Julian, Austin, Lexy, Gavin - Canada Jan 2013

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Trip 10th -17th Feb 2013 - We are the lucky farang seven who took a voyage like in heaven the crew well prepared for a 7 day trip with Joy, Chan and our captain called Sid. His perfect way of navigation exceeded our highest expectation. Joy cooked marvelous dishes, top to our of about 30 Tuna fishes. Kerstin 2 & 2, Peter even 3, pulled them all out of the sea. A new record on Mozart was finalized, poor Joy overcooked- almost panelized! Daily menus were never the same, our stomach grew rapidly, what a shame. Joy’s kitchen spoilt all our diet intentions, the next day came another temptation. We couldn’t resist, it was all eaten up. She earns a promotion, thank you –krup. Joy also cooked Penang curry. We all devoured it all in a hurry. To Koh Lanta in a 40 knot wind, in Pimalai Bay we were slightly seasick. Travelled to Koh Rok in Mozart catamaran, all of them made us a BBQ, saw some Monitor Lizard! In Phi-Phi reef shark swam by.

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Dear Wolfgang, thank you for arranging such an incredible journey for us. What a beautiful boat and incredible crew. I’ll never forget it !
Blake

Amazing. Just amazing. Joy , Ning, Chan, Sam and Mick are the best crew any salty job could ask for. I wish only the best for all of you, Thank you for everything. With loves,
Kyle Canista

To the crew of the Mozart
What an unbelievable journey this has been. I’ll miss my ship family! Sam- Thank you for the good company and late night party at PhiPhi!
Mick- Thanks for showing us the wonders of the deep and a good time. Ning- Your hands are magic, thank you for soothing my body!
Joy- words cannot describe the experience of eating your food and being in your company. Can’t wait for the next time.
Love, Cory

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Wolfgang, Thank you for assembling the best crew, anyone ever could ever ask for. Everything went incredibly smoothly, and we all had an amazing adventure ( in style and luxury, of course!)

March 22, 2013 - Dear Wolfgang,
The six German guys like to thank you for another unforgettable sailing trip. We also like to thank the crew of Mozart. They are so friendly which make the journey relaxing and smooth for all of us.

5th April 2013 - Dear crew of Mozart,
Thank you for the trip and the amazing memories we are bringing home. You are so kind, taking really good care of us. We are grateful for all the small attentions and your discretion. Fishing was great! 10 tunas, 1 really big Dorado and a barracuda, what a good score. We all hope to see you again in another fantastic sailing trip. Kop Khun Krap, with love

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23/06/13 - To all the crew of Mozart,
Thank you for spoiling us for the last six days. The vibe on Mozart was relaxed, professional and heaps of fun. We will take a catalogue of fantastic memories away from our trip. All the best for the future.
Keith + Christine Smolders

P.S. We are so happy that you had to change your ‘office’ this week Wolfgang!

Thank you for such a wonderful trip!W e couldn’t have asked for better service + care. Your attention to detail is First Class! See you in Burma!

Thanks Wolfgang for such a great sailing holiday that included lots of sailing. Every day provided something different. Especially memorable was the late afternoon swimming on a remote beach followed by a full moon BBQ with a side service of fresh sashimi. A top trip!!
John + Aelen

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Dear Hans, Joey and Joy,

I had the best time. The scuba course was easy and fun and was such a great adventure. I even survived 2 shark sightings!

I loved the nights when everyone laid on the nets and talked, especially the one with the thunderstorm night. In regards, to the food, lets just say it was amazing. Thank you all so much for making this my best vacation ever!

Calla Winchell

Dear Hans & Dive master Joey,.

Thank you for keeping our diverse group well occupied & having fun.

You were both kind and patient with the kids and those of us who were not used to life on a boat. The islands & bays that you brought us to offered something for everyone- snorkelers, divers, kayakers. Think of us next time you have a gin & tonic.

Cheers, Kate Winchell

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Wolfgang,

Fantastic trips but actually too short. If you ever need to prove to somebody in Canada that you exist, please have them contact us at…….

Percey & Rod

Joy you rock!!!!

Joey you rock too!!!

Hans you rock too!!

What a truly wonderful experience!

The food, the company, the scenery and the snorkeling- all first rate!We will certainly be back again & again.

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Hi Joy and Hans,

Thank you for a wonderful trip. We think this trip bring us closer to paradise!

If our wishes come true, we will be back on “Mozart”!

Joy you are a wonderful chef so remember to make the cook book “Enjoy”.

If you ever wish to visit us in>Denmark , then do not hesitate to contact us : 45 28152343 and you can stay at our place in Vallensbaek.

Martin & Anette Vassing

24 Hans & JoyWe had a lot of sun and that was beautiful.You took us to a lot of different places and all of them were nice and adventurous.We liked your hospitality and your service so we would just say thanks for a lovely trip. Casper, Ditte

Dear Hans & Joy,

This has been the most wonderful trip. Snorkelling, kayaking and you even took care that the sun would shine for us. Fantastic!!

When we come next time we want to make a copy of the En-Joy cook book.

All the best to both of you.

Yours Charlotte ( Mrs. Sudoku) & Orly

Ps Also to you Wolfgang-though you were not here in person, your laugh was.

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Ode to Hans & Joy,

Our week on board of Mozart was a perfectly orchestrated sequence of cooking art and entertainment. Our Russian-Austrian-Texan group had a great week and quite possibly best holiday ever. What a party!

All you need is love! and Hans & Joy and a sailboat….

Andree

It was real and it was fun and it was really, really fun.

A perfect holiday with nature, sea, good company and no troubles. An excellent way to bring in the New Year 2008 and say goodbye to the old year.

Many thanks….for everything

Chris & Dashe Van Riet

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Dear Hans & Joy,

I had the best time with you !

We went snorkelling, and we watched all of the fish swim by. We even watched a movie “ Finding Nemo”!

I might add “ The Best Movie Ever”! Hehe!

Thank you a lot for all of the wonderful food.

Bless you both for where ever God may take you!

Lots of love, Sydney

Dear Hans & Joy,

Thank you so much for all you have done. I really appreciate everything you did for my dad.

Tell Wolfgang thank you also. had fun watching finding Nemo with you!

“My name’s Bruce” haha.

Well thank you again and take care!

Alison Naylor

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It’s only taken 2 years ( see page 2) but we have finally made it back.

This trip has been as amazing and incredible as all of my old memories- This time though, sharing it with my children & close family has made it even more precious.

Thank you so much for the friendly, superb yet unassuming professionalism .

Everything is as fabulous as ever.

Warmest wishes, Shara

Dear Hans,

You havde been a great person to us.

You drive the great boat great.

From Isabelle

20 Dear Hans,

You have been a great boat driver

I have been to so many amazing places I have never been before.

I really enjoyed staying with you on the boat.

From Lucinda

Thanks for a fantastic and memorable week on the “Mozart”

Will look forward to doing it again one day.

Thanks for everything, Tracy

Absolutely marvellous,

Thank you, Wayne

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for yet another amazing & wonderful experience. I can’t tell you how thrilled we were when you said you were coming with us again, even

after your accident….it wouldn’t have been the same without you. If you or your family ever find yourself I England, promise you’ll let us know because we’d love to return your kind hospitality., but for now we take away many more wonderful memories of yourself, Joy and Mozart., of the greatest sushimi we will ever eat, Joy’s amazing culinary delights & much much laughter and fun!

Lots of love, Seethy & Rix

Message……..Message…………Message

We shall always laugh at the sound of that…

And remember you and Mozart & Joy.

How much we have laughed at this voyage and when you laugh we all do, it is so infectious.

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, the care with which you compiled . the itinerary after our endless e-mails (!) and even after your horrid accident with your finger, you still put our interest in front of your own situation. It has been the experience of our lives , in such a glorious part of the world and encompassed totally in Joy’s incredible delicacies-every dish was a Joy. Thank you so much, your kindness went beyond duty. We shall remember you and the voyage for ever. David & Indy,>U.K.

To share this with you and Rod and Seetha and experience> Thailand with Rod who loves it so, was the best.

Come and see us in> England please.

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To Wolfgang, Bert, Marieke & Joy,

Thank you for creating such a wonderful catamaran experience!

Without each of you & the lovely Ostranders, Trisha & Peter, this may not have been so special. We have a new love for> Thailand , its food & Mozart! The time we shared will always be in our hearts. What a perfect setting for the family to be free and as silly as we please!

Lindsey and Monte Ostrander

I really enjoyed this trip, from our very first night in the marina, to snorkling and having BBQ’s on the beach.

All the food was delicious, thank you very much Joy an thank you Wolfgang for everything else –especially the raspberry jam!

Elsa

Dear Wolfgang & Joy,

Really enjoyed our cruise on Mozart. It was really fun.Hope we get to do it again!

Celia

This trip was really fun. I really liked the snorkelling and the cave exploring.

I thought lying out on the trampoline was really cool.

Elena

This was really fun. I like running around without my clothes on!

Zenna, 2 years old

Thanks so much Wolfgang & Joy,

This was the best vacation we have had in a long time. Perhaps it was because we had planned it for so long in our heads and you two made it live up to our expectations!

Thanks tons - Anne

Joy, your food is delicious, good food is the key to a good trip!

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Wolfgang & Joy,

This holiday with you surpassed my dreams. Your warmth, humor & easy going nature made each day special.

Thank you for sharing this special part of the world with us!

I do hope to sail with you again and that our paths will continue to cross for ever.

With love, Lesly & Matt

Portland, Oregon

p.s. please come visit!

Thank you for everything.

Matt

Wolfgang,

Thanks for a great trip, and let us know next time you are back in Europe. We would live to see you in Rome!

Terri & Jose,>Peru

Wolfgang & Joy & Mozart too!

Fabulous vacation- I will treasure this trip always- I love that you go off the beaten path and share special treasures with us- this has been a great trip- love the sailing, the great laughs, the awesome meals and the ambiance you create to make it a trip of a lifetime- hope to see you again soon - thank you for everything!

Love Debbie Wright

California

Happy travels and save voyages always

To my favourite tuna hunter and tuna tartar chef!

Beautiful boat!

Wolfgang,

Thanks for all the great diving & seeing to our scuba needs.

Also thanks for the tip about prickly heat powder!

Hope to sail with you again.

Ana & Mark Montgomery

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Dear Wolfgang,

I’ve never thought it possible to combine the luxury of a 5* hotel with the thrills of exciting sailing, excellent diving and great company.

You have mixed all these ingredients into a perfect, unforgettable vacation.

Big Thank you!

Michal, Elisabeth, Anna, Otto, Kaya & Klara

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Dear Wolfgang & Joy

This has been the most wonderful trip,

Your kindness, charm & professionalism have made this week go by so quickly!

And I can see that you both have a special knack at making your guests relax instantly!

You know who to call if you ever need an extra crew!

We leave, looking forward to returning in the future!

With best wishes and many thanks!

Shara

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Sample Menu SY Mozart

Day 1 Lunch

  • Phat Thai with prawns
  • Chicken satay with peanut sauce
  • Sea food salad

Day 1 Lunch

  • Tom yum sea food
  • Fried fish of the day with tamarind sauce
  • Fried mixed vegetable with prawns
  • Steamed rice

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Day 2 Lunch

  • Fried pork with mango salad
  • Spring rolls with sweet chilly sauce
  • Fried rice with pineapple

Day 2 Dinner

  • Green curry with chicken
  • Fried crab with curry powder
  • Sweet and sour prawns
  • Steamed rice

Testimonials for Joy - Our 5* Chef

Joy-close-up...Joy you are a wonderful chef so remember to make the cook book “Enjoy”.

...It has been the experience of our lives , in such a glorious part of the world and encompassed totally in Joy’s incredible delicacies-every dish was a Joy. Thank you so much, your kindness went beyond duty.

...Joy, your food is delicious, good food is the key to a good trip!

 

Day 3 Lunch

  • Pinky in the blanket
  • Fried rice with sea food
  • Winged bean salad

Day 3 Dinner

  • Tom ka chicken
  • Fried prawns with cashew nut
  • Red curry with beef
  • Mango with sticky rice (desert)

Day 4 Lunch

  • Noodle soup with pork
  • Tempura sea food
  • Ground beef omelet (Mar-ta –bak)

Day 4 Dinner

  • Baked Mussels
  • Fried prawns with sweet chilly paste
  • Stuffed squid soup
  • Masaman curry with chicken

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Day 5 Lunch

  • Chicken in pandanus leaves
  • Fried noodle with gravy sauce
  • Enoki mushroom salad

Day 5 Dinner

  • Shrimp cake with cucumber salad
  • Phanaeng curry
  • Fried Asparagus and shitake
  • Mushroom with prawns
  • Fried rice with garlic and butter

Day 6 Lunch

  • Yum crispy morning glory
  • Stuffed chicken wings
  • Steamed glass noodle with prawns
  • Fried rice

Day 6 Dinner

  • Spare rip soup with Chinese herbs
  • Steamed fish with soya sauce
  • Fried beef with red curry and basil leaves
  • Fried morning glory with soya beans

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Day 7 Lunch

  • Spicy pork with mint leaves (Larb moo)
  • Fried chicken with garlic and pepper
  • Papaya salad
  • Sticky rice

Day 7 Dinner

  • Chicken wings in red sauce
  • Fried fish with three favour sauce
  • fried kanah with crispy pork
  • Steamed rice

Day 8 Lunch

  • Glass noodle salad with sea food
  • Fried spare rip with chilly sauce
  • Hamburger steak salad

Day 8 Dinner

  • Stuffed cucumber soup
  • Fried fish with soya bean and coconut milk sauce
  • Chicken red curry

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Day 9 Lunch

  • Chicken & fragrant rice (Khao mok ghai)
  • Egg plant salad
  • Red curry with pork & vegetables

Day 9 Dinner

  • Fried fish with sweet and sour sauce
  • Spare ribs with garlic & pepper
  • Fried mince beef with basil leaves

Day 10 Lunch

  • Fried beef with oyster sauce and pepper
  • Fried fish topped with mango salad
  • Shrimp toast
  • Fried rice

Day 10 Dinner

  • Fried chicken with cashew nut
  • Mince pork with coconut milk and soya bean sauce
  • Burmese curry with chicken & potatoes

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Day 11 Lunch

  • Fresh shrimp in fish sauce
  • Thai ravioli soup
  • Beef salad Thai style

Day 11 Dinner

  • Steamed baby corn with minced pork
  • Fried eggs with prawns
  • Fried squid with curry powder

Day 12 Lunch

  • Fried pork with garlic and pepper
  • Pomelo salad
  • Fried rice with crab

Day 12 Dinner

  • Chicken soup with potato
  • Pork rib stew
  • Fried sea food with chilly and garlic

Day 13 Lunch

  • Noodle soup with chicken
  • Steamed fish with lemon sauce
  • Pork salad

Day 13 Dinner

  • Red curry with roast duck
  • Fried fish with red curry sauce
  • Tofu fried with vegetables & oyster sauce

Sample European dishes

Selection of appetizers

  • Tuna Tartar with toast
  • Carpaccio of Yellow fin Tuna
  • Selection of Sashimi & Sushi
  • Grilled Oyster mushrooms in garlic butter
  • French Onion Soup
  • Graved Lax – Mustard & Dill sauce
  • Greek Salad & garlic bread
  • Black mussels with white wine cream sauce & baguette
  • Crab meat filled Ravioli with tomato mousse
  • Antipasto with pickled vegetables
  • Prosciutto with Honeydew melon
  • Seafood salad
  • Avocado filled with seafood & sauce Marie Rose
  • Green asparagus with vinaigrette

Desserts

  • Tia Maria Tiramisu
  • Apple crumble with homemade vanilla sauce
  • Crème brulee
  • Panna Cotta with a coulis of fresh strawberries
  • Bread & Butter pudding
  • Crème Caramel
  • Chocolate mousse
  • Banana muffins
  • Carrot cake

 

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Main courses

  • Roast pork
  • Warm cabbage salad
  • Roast Potatoes
  • Roast Leg of Lamb with rosemary sauce
  • Anna potatoes
  • Ratatouille
  • Chicken Tartar
  • Vegetable fried rice
  • Garden salad with a selection of salad dressings
  • Chicken breast Kiev
  • Cucumber salad with sour cream & dill sauce
  • Basil potatoes
  • Grilled King Prawns
  • Lemon butter sauce
  • Snow peas and turned carrot bouquet
  • Jasmine rice
  • Grilled Salmon steak lemon parsley or dill sauce
  • Mashed potatoes,
  • Green bean parcels
  • Fillet of white snapper grilled or pan fried
  • Orange/lemon and green pepper sauce
  • Gratinated Cauliflower & Broccoli
  • Seafood brochette flamed with Pernod
  • Potato croquettes
  • Eggplants with tomatoes
  • Lasagna Verde
  • Garlic bread
  • Selection of salads
  • Wiener Schnitzel
  • Risi bisi
  • Green salad with roast cashew nuts
  • Fettuccini with 3 sauces
  • Vongole, Napolitana, Carbonara
  • Green salad with pine nuts
  • BBQ on the beach
  • Selection of meats and sea foods
  • Aubergine (eggplants) in bacon
  • Corn on the cob
  • Baked potatoes
  • Salad buffet

Well yet everyone know of that can be found with ease in the Internet. In particular on our website it is full of it. But you forget and constantly you ask.