The boat was very nice, the scenery fabulous and the service even better. We tied up each night and wandered through the town and ate dinner in a taverna before returning to the boat. We swam in the sea – very comfortable – and ate Leslie’s wonderfully-prepared food. She and Nikos, the skipper, were so good that we hated to say goodbye!Bruce and Susan Illingworth, Posted on Tripadvisor, September 2009
It was a complete and therapeutic rest for us without being the least bit boring. We swam, snorkelled, kayaked and explored in beautiful bays that can only be accessed by boat and then climbed back onto the boat to eat, have a drink, sleep, or read as we felt like it. Then at night we’d stay in a different place each time, sightsee and choose somewhere to have dinner.
The holiday was particularly restful because we didn’t have to do all the ‘chores’ that remain on a land holiday – i.e. we didn’t have to drive, cook, find a park at a crowded beach if we wanted to go swimming, or worry about finding suitable accommodation.
The Blue Marlin is beautiful, immaculately maintained and very clean and comfortable. Lesley and Nikos were great – I was worried that it might be awkward to be in such close quarters with strangers but it wasn’t a problem at all. They are both very professional and strike the right balance between being friendly and entertaining company and not intruding on your family holiday. Lesley is a great hostess and cook and she makes sure you really put your feet up.Barbara and Rob Gordon, July 2009
We had the pleasure of sailing with Nikos, the Jose Mourinho of the water, and marvelous hostess Lesley. We traveled to a different port each night and Nikos’s knowledge of the islands meant that we stopped in some of the most beautiful coves along the way. These stops were made even more enjoyable when Lesley appeared with another of her memorable lunchtime banquets.Martin Wilson, September 2008
Although none of the group got on the yacht as competent sailors, nor when we left the boat, we all agreed that we would return.
p.s. If you ever decide to publish your recipe book Lesley we will all take a copy!
Lesley could not have done more for us, the food was wonderful and the drinks plentiful! Nikos was a great tutor, just what our husbands needed to keep them occupied so we could concentrate on relaxing! We will definitely be coming back.Tiffany Buirski, July 2008