A huge thank you to the following guests who both sailed with us and took the time to write a few words about their experience aboard Aristocat. The following reviews can also be seen on our Tripadvisor page.
Apr 2018 – What an excellent way to spend an afternoon . I had friends over from the UK captain darren couldn’t of been more welcoming and informative. All parties were welcomed on by captain darren and deckhand Jackie both good natured and concise on safety etc. Lunch provided plentiful and tasty , banter between all passengers. Plenty of different options to do when anchored at horseshoe bay ….swim to the shore, snorkel, swim, jump off boat or leisurely life on a inflatable mat. My guests from the UK completely and utterly enjoyed the day as did I honestly such a wonderful experience and memory for all.
Apr 2018 – I have to say this is one of the best days I’ve had for a long time. Darren and Jackie were awesome. The lunch is excellent, the sailing is great fun and getting out for swimming and snorkelling was an added bonus for our group of 9. Been on quite a few boat trips in the area, but this was the best by far.. we will be back.!! Thanks captain Darren, you have an amazing experience for people to enjoy. Thanks for sharing your lovely catamaran with us.!!
Apr 2018 – What a fantastic day!! This trip out on the Moreton Bay far exceeded my expectations. I purchased this sailing trip as a Valentine’s gift for my beau and we had such a wonderful time. Four hours of just laying back, enjoying the sun, ocean, sailing, swimming, scrumptious lunch & awesome hosts. Topping it off, Darren, our skipper put on some Eagles to accompany us back to shore. An amazing day!! Thanks so much.
May 2016 – Excellent boarding location at Raby Bay , easy to get to with parking only a minute away. Lunch was great with freshly made salads (three choices) quality cold meats and bread rolls. Tea and coffee. Cold box to keep our beer and wine perfectly chilled! Crew were very pleasant and knowledgeable and went all out to make our sail a memorable one. Highly recommended!! PS, saw Dolphins!
Apr 2016 – For a city built around water, there are no shortage of sailing/boat charter trips. But, if you’re looking for great company, excellent service, good food, glorious views and realization, Darren and his team are the first choice every time. The pick up jetty is right next to Cleveland station (or about a 45 minute drive from Brisbane). We only did the half day cruise on this occasion, but will be returning for the day cruise and even the overnight cruise. Sensational!
Mar 2016 – My partner and I went out for the afternoon for Valentines Day. The catamaran, food, and crew were wonderful from start to finish. We would definitely do the cruise again.
Mar 2016 – My husband and I are locals but we brought along 2 good friends from France who were visiting. The 4 of us had an absolutely wonderful afternoon 1-5pm. The only downside was when we turned around to sail back…we wanted to stay on board and continue sailing and did not want the day to end. The whole experience was wonderful, good company on our trip and everyone intermingled and had a good time.. The lunch was great and our skipper was lots of fun. Our hostess was so friendly and nothing was any trouble. Would recommend it without hesitation.
Feb 2016 – We went on a full day sailing trip and it was amazing. We saw turtles and dolphins and played on the Bird Island Beast. We did a bit of snorkling to see the local wildlife. It was a great relaxing experience that I would be happy to do again. The skipper and deckhand made the trip very comfortable and the catered food was tasty and homey. Fully recommend for a memorable event.
Jan 2016 – I wanted to give my grandson a memorable experience for his 11th birthday. Kids have so many toys and gadgets these days it’s difficult to know what to give so I opted for an experience for him instead. After surfing the net I came across Brisbane Yacht Charters half day cruise on the Aristocat. I emailed the owner to get some information and Darren responded to me promptly and it was all arranged in no time. The instructions and directions were emailed. The yacht arrived on time, a very nice lunch was prepared and served as we motored out to the bay. Both Darren (skipper) and Helen (deck hand) made us feel very welcomed and relaxed. Helen had so much knowledge of the bay and had time for all our questions. People were encouraged to participate in raising the sails if they so desired or just kick back and enjoy. My grandson was able help with the various jobs and he even had a turn of sailing the yacht which he thought was awesome. We sailed to Horseshoe Bay which has calm waters and were given the option to go ashore or snorkel. All the gear was supplied and it was of good quality.This was a great trip and my grandson declared it was the best birthday present ever. It was also a great trip for me and I highly recommend it. You will need swimmers and a towel some sun lotion, or do nothing but enjoy the sail. I recommend getting in the water it was so refreshing and so much fun. Singles, couples and families will enjoy this trip and a great trip for your guests or tourists.
Jan 2016 – Me and my partner were on-board the Brisbane Yacht half-day charter. From the moment we boarded the yacht until the time we got-off from it we were really excited. The service was excellent, and the two staff on-board were super-friendly and welcoming, down-to-earth individuals that are willing to talk and make the boating experience even better. Overall the trip was 3 hours sailing and 1 hour stationary (snorkelling or walking along the beach). During sail, if anyone was keen to learn how to set the sails was welcome to be shown around and be involved to set them up, as well as roll them down. That was fascinating to do, but also fairly tough! All in all, the experience was awesome, and only wished it lasted longer, really! Made two good friends (the staff) from this trip and would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to relax and have a gateway somewhere away from the busy mainland. Looking to book this experience again in the near future!!!
Jan 2016 – Thanks so much for such a fun day! We were celebrating a friend’s birthday as a surprise and booked a Sunday afternoon on Aristocat. What a great afternoon we can’t wait to do it again soon!! Drinks, food and beautiful waters of peel island (even on a bit of a windy day) it was so worth it and we can’t wait to book an overnight or few nights later this year. Great for all ages. Thanks again Darren & Helen! Here are a few pics from our day.
Jan 2016 – Fantastic half-day sailing experience with my teenage son at Peel Island. Excellent crew, delicious food, enjoyable snorkeling and a great group of people to share the fun. Very well organised – thoroughly recommend for locals or visitors. Thanks to my wife for a terrific Christmas present!