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"We aim to set the highest standards wherever possible and to do whatever we are doing just that bit better than anyone else. We hope we are justifiably very proud of those standards and achievements and that you will be equally pleased once you have sailed with us. Many of our clients have returned again and again and some year after year in over 15 years in operation - for me that is our best reference. Most of all its simply about having fun, read on to see what a small section of our guests have said about us on their sailing holiday, yacht charter or sailing course."

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"It was a great pleasure to be with you again after seven years and to see you (and Meniscus) in such good form. The three weeks provided a mixture of good sailing and fantastic scenery, in a most excellent cruising ground. You certainly worked hard (and in good humour) to give us an enjoyable time, delicious meals on board and found many an interesting place ashore. I enjoyed all the meals, particularly the exceptionally tasty fruit and vegetables."

Michael Gill on his 2nd trip with us - Nov 04


"Many thanks again for the week! I do appreciate the special effort on my behalf."

Click Here to read about Ians trip to Lombok

Ian Broadhurst on his 7th trip with us - May 04


"A Fantastic Couple of weeks - look forward to coming back if we are allowed. Thanks for everything."

Alison and David Cook - Mar 04


"Many things added incredable vibrancy to the trip which was made more enjopyable by Mark's sence of humour, diplomacy, tact and interst in people the world over. Well done!" Please click here for Lesley's full write up on the trip to Myanmar - Discovering the Mergui Archipeligo

Lesley Hamilton after nearly 6 weeks onboard - Feb 04


"The scenery was stunning, the diving a major adventure, the food tasty. Learn't loads and had a bloody good time etc etc... ."

Chris Barraclough and Paul Lewis on their third visit - Feb 04

Paul and Chris

"Great Skipper, genial host and I make no bones about it, even your cooking has improved in the six years since I was last onboard Meniscus!! I can see Meniscus has been well maintained and looks almost new inside and out. A credit to you and the professional way you run your business."

Rupert Hitchcock on his fourth cruise with us - September 03


"A great fifth cruise on Meniscus with the usual brilliant hospitality. Highlights this time, the amazing high pinacles of rock rising from the sea, Koh Phi Phi Ley (hongs galore), Koh Mook - the swim in the dark to the central lagoon. A lovely lovely time."

Tony and Brenda Bolton on their fifth cruise on Meniscus- Mar 03

Tony and Brenda

"An unforgettable experience, a thousand thanks, I've had a great week."(To read about the week please click here for A cruise around Langkawi)

Dr Caroline Thompsett- Jan 03


"It has been a joy again - roll on next year!! (To read about their charter please click here for The Dragons of Komodo).

Tony and Brenda Bolton on their 4th cruise on Meniscus - April 02

Tony and Brenda

We all achieved our objectives - thanks for a wonderful time.

Eve, Claire and CharlieWells on their 2nd visit - March 02

"The weather was great, the meals excellent, beautiful beaches, the sailing a pleasure and an adventure. We hope to meet up again.Thanks Mark for everything, a great trip!"

John and Carol Saunders - July 01

"I had a great trip! The boat is strong and the captain experienced. With a sense of humour and a guiding hand Mark made my vacation a wonderful experience. This was my greatest vacation to date."

Fred Benneke - June 01

"Many thanks for the enjoyable week at sea. Although the sun was scarce, the laughter and good cheer was plentiful. We will pass on our adventures, properly exaggerated of course, to the good denizens of Seattle as we serve them pineapple and cheese appetizers. Best of luck in Vanuatu and the remaining plod westward."

Christian and Shannon - September 2000

"I have sailed with Mark on many occasions. It has always been fun. This time the boat is bigger, the meals better and the weather much warmer. Thanks Mark for a splendid month! I saw and experienced many memorable events. Being able to meet local Fijians was particularly remarkable. Keep up the good work! Your hard efforts and thorough approach really do turn peoples dreams into reality."

Kevin Usher - September 2000

"Highlights of our trip included meeting the Fijian people, particularly the schoolteachers and most of all the children. I was very moved by their unconditional generosity, honesty and the welcomes we were given as we entered each of the islands. I will remember the singing, the giggles I had with the Fijian ladies whilst cooking and fishing. Thank you for boosting my confidence with respect to navigation and overnight passages. It has been great to sail with a truly trustworthy skipper."

Click here to read about Operation English and delivering school books to the Lau Group.

Susan Lane - August 2000

"I did enjoy our adventure. I always wanted to experience a "passage" and now I have "bragging rights." Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. The squall off New Zealand was plenty enough excitement for me. I thought you did an outstanding job in getting us safely home."

Neill - November 1999

"We just got our film back last week and rejoiced over what a great trip it was. I reflected on other trips we have taken and realized that most of our trips fall into two categories. Those vacations in which you simply relax and "detox" from the hectic life of urban America versus vacations or trips in which you truly learn about another culture and experience a different way of life. Our Fijian adventure fulfilled both needs and truly combined relaxation and learning. We are intrigued and drawn to the South Pacific and certainly plan to come back soon."

Scott & Heidi - August 1999

"Sandy beaches, palm trees, beautiful sunsets, moon-lit skies, wonderful people, great boat, fantastic crew! It really was a dream come true!"

Alison Weeks - June 1998

"Thank you for a most excellent week. I really enjoyed myself and appreciated your expert tuition and guidance in the art of sailing."

Rupert Maynard - Sept 97

"Thank you for the training which led to the success in the exam - we had great fun during the week and I really enjoyed sailing with you - hope to do it again before too long."

Allan Walker - April 1996

"I was astonished at the level of cuisine you provided. It was way above the standard expected."

Graham Collins - July 96

"Thank you for some excellent sailing. We enjoyed your company, the catering and everything associated with the trip. Viv and Samantha are now as hooked on sailing as Stephen and myself."

Gary Stephen Viv and Samantha Lewis - May 95

"Thanks to you for all your patience, care and attention! All three of us really do feel we have moved forward in a significant way and benefited from your tutoring."

Peter Bessler and Family - July 95

"A great adventure and coaching experience. I cannot work out whether I learnt more about sailing or myself. It certainly has inspired me to go on and do more. Thanks again."

Catherine Rowan - - June 94

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