March 11 2020

Mike and Lesley,

Thank you so much for providing us with another incredible trip.   You are just amazing people and I'm so glad that our paths in life have crossed.   The spectacular food, the incredible dives, and everything you did each day made it such a wonderful week.   we consider you to be friends and I hope to remain in touch and see you again soon.


Jonathon Raap

There's not enough words to describe how amazing you both made our trip! I've never had such incredible food before.   I wish I could bring Lesley home to be my fulltime cook.   You both made our trip so special and one we will never forget.   You made us laugh and we truly enjoyed your company.   Mike you were an incredible captain!  Thank you for getting us around safely and for being a fantastic dive leader.   We hope to come back again and do this again ASAP!!  Thank you for everything you did to make our trip so memorable.

Cindy Jacobson 


Mike and Lesley -

Thanks so much for another wonderful week on Extasea2.   It was great to get to know the "new" Extasea on this our 3rd trip with you! Our memories of fast sails, rainbows, Waynes fish, spectacular meals (shout out to Lesley!) and laughter will hold us until we meet again.

Trish and Fred Gallagher, New Castle, DE

Peg and Wayne Stanford, Wilmington De

Jeri and Ingo May, Kennett Square, PA

Mike & Lesley,
Thank you doesn't begin to cover the gratitude we feel for this incredible week. I think you have spoiled us for life. The food, the diving, the snorkeling, the views & all of the other fun activities were beyond our expectations. Thank you for sharing your beautiful boat with us. You are both so gracious and have perfected the art of hospitality! You worked so hard to fulfill our requests and desires and we appreciate that. Lesley, your chef skills just amaze me. All of the meals were fabulous, including a full Thanksgiving dinner! Thank you for everything! We truly hope we can come back!
Jenny, Jared, Daniel, Kathy & Erin

November 2019

Mike & Leslie,
Wow! We came with high expectations of having a wonderful time and you both far, far, far exceeded them. Lesley's cooking is 5 star plus and way better than any restaurant in the islands!!! Mike reads his clients well and treats you to the best of the BVI. What an awesome couple that fit and work well together. They love their job & we love them.
Larry & Penny

November 2019

Amazing Lesley & Mike,
Extraordinary & magnificent only begin to describe this journey for us! It was perfection, we wouldn't change a moment of it and we will remember it ALWAYS. Thank you for your fantastic hospitality, for pampering us beyond all anticipation with your attentive and fabulous chef skills and finely honed sailing prowess and for sharing you incredible sailboat with us! Come surf with us in Arkansas
Susan & Michael



My job requires that I travel quite a bit. So, I have had a chance to see a good part of the world and vacation as frequently as I am able to. There is no trip I have taken that even approaches this one. I spent a week on EXTASEA with Mike, Lesley, and my 14 year old son as a "boys trip" before high school starts. Mike and Lesley are 2 of the most welcoming, lovely people you could ever hope to meet. Within a day on the boat, you feel like family. Lesley could be a chef at a 5-star restaurant anywhere if that is what she desired - every meal was incredible and was tailored exactly to our tastes. Mike is a fantastic captain, who enjoys sharing his knowledge of sailing (and letting you participate if you want to learn). He is always looking to make each day what you want it to be as guests....we changed our itinerary 3 times during the week as the vacation moved along and Mike didn't mind a bit. You can make this a "relaxing, lounge on the boat" vacation to one with kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, tubing, kneeboarding, scuba diving (Mike is a dive master and knows the dives sities in the BVI very well) etc., or anywhere in btween. My son and I walked on the boat knowing how unique of a vacation this was going to be. We walked off feeling like we had made 2 new close friends who gave us the vacation of a lifetime.

For us, its not a matter of "if" we will go again,,,its just a matter of "when"...and it can't be soon enough.
Jon Raap, Salt Lake City, Utah


Thank you so, so mucH for an amazing week aboard EXTASEA2. It exceeded any and all expectations.
The food was delicious, like eating in a 5 Star restaurant at every meal! The snorkeling was amazing and every view breathtaking! Most of all you make us feel so comfortable at the get go!
Thank you for everything.
Jim and Dora Morley
Costa Mesa, Calif.


Wonderful week with you both, thank you for the terrific food, venues and diving advice. Your sailing expertise and knowledge of the BVI Pre and Post Irma, brought it all to life for us.
Smooth sailing to you both - till wee meet again.
Rich and Terri Essen
Costa Mesa


Mike and Lesley were tremendous in their hospitality and friendliness. We sailed the BVI's with them for a week and it was truly a memorable trip. Lesley is a fabulous cook...we all went home a little heavier...and Mike was the nicest host. You wanted for nothing on board during the entire trip.
We had a great time snorkeling/diving, the cat is fully equipped, and the accomodations were spectacular. We've sailed many times down in the BVI's and we will certainly go back and spend some time on this boat with the two of them again.
Sharon Piper, Long Beach , California

Mid-April, 2017, guests on catamaran EXTASEA said:

We had a brilliant time, it really was a very special holiday. We all loved it, including the boys, and at 16 and 13, that is not always an easily done! They really put Mikes tender through its paces with endless wakeboarding etc.
Mike and Lesley were absolutely great, very relaxed and perfect hosts. Lesleys food was wonderful and Mike was just great and so patient with our endless activities. I couldnt recommend them highly enough.
Best wishes,


We were a group of two couples who spent a week aboard EXTASEA sailing around BVI. Our host, Mike and Lesley, were extraordinary. They made us fee welcome immediately and were an absolute pleasure. Mike's exceptional sailing and nautical experience made us feel safe both day and night. Lesley is an excellent chef who amazed us three times a day with here delicous and well presented meals. Together, their hospitality and suggestions on where to go and what to do made our week in paradise even better.
the BVI is georgeous, the weather is wonderful, and you cannot beat the beautiful colors of the Caribbean. Sailing on the EXTASEA, snorkeling, exploring island for a week in January was perfect in every way. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking for a beautiful and relaxing vacation aboard a ship with delightful hosts.
Nancy F, Colorado


The customer service/meals we received the entire duration of our vacation was exemplary. Mike and Lesley welcomed us into their home and were an integral part of how well our vacation was, they never made us feel like we were in their way, or were asking too much. They got to know us as people and shared their family stories with us as well.
Lesley is an outstanding cook, the food was amazing and Mike was a great Captain getting us to so many of the best locations within our 5 days.
Mike has a great music library and isn't afraid to turn up the colume and have some fun! Lesley brought us snacks at just the right time and both of them were laid back yet on top of every detail at the same time. Ask Mike to make you a margarita, he makes a mean one!
It was truly the most fun & relaxing vacation of my life. Worth every penny!! I1d do it every year if I could. I miss Mike and Lesley already.
Book this trip now!! you won't regret it:
Kim W, North Reading, Massachusetts


Fabulous New Year at Sea! This was our second time on Extasea and for obvious reasons it won't be our last. Mike and Lesley do a superb job in seeing that everything is perfect down to the last detail.
Lesley handled the menu and prepared gourmet quality meals all Mike handled the diving and recreation. Libations we're as requested and plentiful.
The only disappointment is when the trip ends as once you're there you simply wish it could go on forever. From first class accommodations to beautiful scenery this is an experience not to be missed.
TS9654, Knoxville, Tennessee


This past October I spent a week aboard the EXTASEA with my wife and some dear friends. This was truly an exceptional vacation. In fact, I can't imagine a better way to experience the BVI. I also can't remember a time that I returned home more refreshed and relaxed.
What made this vacation so special were the hosts. Mike and Lesley are an impressive couple that truly posses a servants heart. The were both very friendly, knowledgeable, hard working, and had a great sense of humor! What a fun crew!
One of the most impressive things about the vacation was the food. To say that Lesley is a fantastic cook would be a complete understatement. It is unbelievable how she can produce such marvelous dishes, with so much variety, out of a galley kitchen. She is truly girted.
Overall, I don't normally write reviews. I am making a exception this time as I feel the Mike and Lesley made this experience exceptional. If you going to the BVI, put EXTASEA at the top of your list and be prepared to be impressed.
Andrew M, Beatrice, Nebraska


My husband and I have done 3 other charters before finding the Blameys and EXTASEA. We had a great time with Mike and Lesley and were treated as family. My husband has health issues, but still loves to dive. Mike made it as easy as possible and completely understood his limitations, This was such a relief and we knew we were in good hands. Both Mike and Lesley were very hospitable and made sure we wanted for nothing. Between Lesley's awesome food and Mike's drinks, we were always satisfied. We had excellent dives with Mike as well. We are planning to sail again with them next summer.

Cherie and Chris  Tomlinson, Huoston, Texsas


MY son, friends and I went to the BVI for 8 days. The most extraordinary fabulous time was had by everyone.
Mike the Captain was fantastic
Lesley was an incredibe Chef and Hostess and we were treated like royalty
We will definitely come back - Lots of laughter, beautiful dive and the snorkeling was fantastic - It was like being in "Treasure Island"
Michele Sparkes, New York City, New York.


We have done several cruise ships and this was the first time sailing in a smaller environment. I don't think we can ever go back on a Carnival Cruise ship again.
Captain Mike and his wife Lesley are the best and are lovely people to be around. The food Lesley made for us was first class. On top of sailing we went fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling everyday. SUPaddle boarding, wake boarding and lots of good eating! We wnt Island hopping and a lot of relaxing time.
If you do the math and fill the boat ths is a way better value than the biig cruise ships.
I recommend the EXTASEA highly, and Mike and Lesley even HIGHER!!
Maurice C.


This past February I returned from an absolutely exceptional vacation with my sweetheart and best friends. The six of us had the great pleasure of enjoying an vacation that FAR exceeded or expectations. Our experience began with meeting Mike and Lesley and the tone was quickly set.
These two adventurers could not have been better hosts