This was out first time booking a trip with air bnb. We went for it based on the incredible reviews Richard had received. We were confident it would be a trip of a lifetime, but I will admit I still had a sliver of worry our high expectations could fall short. Still I knew it would be amazing regardless. From the first phone conversation with Richard he already seemed like a friend. He picked us up within minutes of our text, just as planned and we were off. The boat was immaculate and very comfortable, pristine but not fancy so we could feel at home. We instantly felt at home and excited for our five nights aboard Sea Level, we just hoped Richard felt the same! We were his first party of five! My husband I and had brought our son 16, and two daughters 13 and 9. Richard's kind and gentle way kept everyone relaxed even when we had an occasional "teenage moment". Each spot he picked for us to explore was perfect and we all just jumped right in, literally at WillyT's!. He took the time to make sure all of our equipment was working perfectly. The food was delicious and gobbled up by everyone and he had the perfect amount. Just to seal the deal with a perfect 5 star score he sent us home with lots of photos and an incredible video of our underwater adventure!
We had the pleasure of being onboard SV Sea Level for a week in February and I must say that this has been the most fun, relaxing, adventure filled trip that I’ve been on. Captain Richard is an excellent host with years of sailing experience and tremendous knowledge of the Virgin Islands. We visited several beautiful anchorages, snorkeled in some of the most amazing spots and sailed a beautiful well equipped vessel. The food was delicious and accommodations where very comfortable. Richard always made sure to anchor in calm, well protected areas to prevent the boat from rocking at night. Our itinerary was custom tailed according the activities we were interested in and the type of trip we were looking for. Before you knew it, it was time to head back but not without some amazing stories, sailing knowledge and even GoPro footage that Richard captured during our trip. This was a trip like no other.
Sea Level provided the honeymoon of a lifetime. Captain Richard Hudson took amazing care of us. He navigated a voyage that will be a highlight in our lives forever. The food was fresh and amazing. The boat, equipment, and essentials the Captain provides are immaculately kept. The balance of conversation and privacy on the boat was perfect. The USB drive of photos & videos the Captain takes and provides is a special touch. You will not find a more comfortable or relaxing opportunity to explore the best snorkel spots in the USVI and BVI than Sea Level. Captain Richard Hudson takes care of every need or want you might have. Sea Level has bug-proofing screens for the entire boat. We stayed on Sea Level four nights and saw zero mosquitos when on board. We are so thankful to Captain Richard for picking us up at the airport, guiding us on this beautiful trip, and getting us safely to the next part of our trip.
We spent a spectacular week on board the Sea Level, captained by Richard Lee Hudson. This trip has to be by far the most amazing sailing trip I have ever embarked on. The captain provided us with plenty of beautiful snorkeling sites as we travelled around the islands. Besides being an excellent Sea captain, Richard is an excellent historian and chef! He provided us with a captivating narrative history tour of the islands, landmarks and culture. As for being a chef, we enjoyed the dishes he would provide us, tailoring meals for us. We were quite comfortable aboard Sea Level, enjoying the top quality hospitality Richard Hudson provided.
We had never been on a trip like this before. The only times on a sailboat was for 1/2 day snorkeling excursions in the Bahamas and Hawaii, never living on one. This was simply an outstanding week. Richard knows the VI very well, both in terms of what to see and do and the history. He was an excellent tour guide and snorkel guide. The Sea Level turned out to be incredibly comfortable, and it's captain (Richard) was a great chef. We were concerned about bugs and heat. We did not see any bugs nor have any bug bites the entire week. And while it was the middle of May, the temperature was quite moderate. Being from north Florida and knowing what our weather is like in May, we had been concerned but it was extremely comfortable. We would definitely recommend this trip.