Shangri La Reviews


We love what we do! …

But don’t take our word for it—read what our guests say about their time aboard…


2019 May – Our Dream Vacation

On behalf of our entire family, I cannot thank you enough for creating such wonderful experiences for us this week. Your combination of talent, skill, service and attention to detail are unmatched! I am thankful our paths crossed and I hope they intersect again in the future! – Keith

Thank you for the amazingly kind service and care. We could not have asked for a better team.! Thank you for welcoming us into your home and for teaching us about your culture. We felt like royalty! We are sad to leave our new friends – Mary Blonde

This was our last time together as a family (and our first with our favorite new addition Mary) before lots of changes, and we are so grateful that we spent this time with such kind, gracious people on such a beautiful boat. We hope forever keep the air of vacation and family time in our lungs! – Mary Brown

So  many special moments! You made us feel so special and catered to our every need. We knew this would be a special vacation but had no idea how amazing it would be! We hope to return to the Shangri La – Kristy

This was an incredible trip that we will always remember. The service was excellent, and we loved getting to know the 3 of you all. I particularly enjoyed the food, as it was fantastic. Thanks for a trip of a lifetime! – Reid

I was a little bit unsure before the trip about how fun this would be, but within the first hour I was loving it! So many amazing memories, and new friends that feel like family. We can´t thank yáll enough for this amazing week. – Benjamin


2019 May – Beautiful Boat and Crew with Perfection

We had smooth sailing during our trip on Shangri La! Captain and master DJ Bernd and Chef Daniela ran a great boat. Music, food, drinks, boat amenities and water sports were above par. Ursula was all smiles and eager to assist in our daily experiences. Hold on to your desk if you are selected to view Daniela teaching us how to waltz and dance the polka! Thank you for a memorable charter! Renee and Fritz

Thank you for the best vacation ever! So much fun while relaxing too! I loved every second of my time with yall!!! Wonderful food drinks and activities! Kelly

Thank you so much for a wonderful interlude between office and clients and my ordinary stress. The boat is great, the food better and the attentive service is the best. Looking forward to the next time, Marshall


2019 April – What a vacation

What a vacation! It was absolutely an amazing adventure! You invited us into your home so graciously; made us feel right at home! Everything was first class!

Mr. Captain Doctor Director Bernd – the kids enjoyed the football on the beach, beachparty, swimming, paddleboard races, etc. Every one of them was a highlight!
Miss Daniella – Wow! You amazed all of us with your culinary skills! Every meal got better, we didn´1 think that was possible! You have changed food for the kids forever! Thank you. Loved your quick wit with the teens!
Miss Ursula – thank you for all the details in your service and taking care of us!

We want to say a special thank you for the fantastic night you put on for our seniors celebration! That was awesome and so special.

Thank you for your hospitality and all the little things. We look forward to doing this again!
Rod, Megan, Alexa, Reece, Joel, Steele, Macey, Emmelie


2019 April – Spring Break

We loved the Shangri la. Several standout features:

  1. Professional crew catering to every need/desire
  2. The food off the chart. And a lot of it.
  3. The boat is spotless.
  4. Bernd and Daniella very passionate about the boat and experience of guest.
  5. Kids loved the water sports.  Especially the new sport of subwinging.
  6. WiFi works great.
  7. Bernd did awesome job of using his camera and also drone to shoot photos and videos.  And he loaded on USB drive.
  8. The layout of the boat is perfect. Very comfortable.

Thanks for recommending. Will recommend Shangri la to friends/family.


2019 March – Endless Fun

Bernd, Daniela, Ursula

We cannot thank you enough for an amazing week. Your boat is beautiful, your cooking and sailing skills are first rate. We truly loved every day and are blessed that we were able to spend it with you. So many great memories..karaoke, games, relaxing, and the wedding!! Just awesome!

Great hospitality, knowledge and the islands.. so many laughs..
This was our 8th charter, and by far the best we have ever had. We can’t say enough about the crew, the boat, the food, and everything else. The boat was immaculate, the food was superb, the hospitality was phenomenal. We loved everything about it and hope to do another trip on Shangri La in the future.

Thank you, thank you, thank you..
Our heartfelt gratitude
Gary, Peggy, Jenifer, Trayce and Chris


2019 March – A great family trip

Dear Daniela, Bernd and Ursula,
Thank you so much for a wonderful trip.
Having grown up gang on charters, this was by far the best ever.
The food was amazing, thanks to chef Dani
and the drinks were terrific too, and very plentiful.
From the Baths to Caneel Bay, to Norman Island, to Cruiz Bay, to all over the BVI.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Joe learned to snorkel, Mia was freediving and loved the tube,
Colby and Andy loved swimming, snorkeling and the raft,
Robin loved it all including the food and drinks.
The lobster was amazing and deserts were sublime!
Can´t wait to come back to the Shangri La

XoXo Robin, Mia, Andy, Colby, Joe


2019 February – Great BVI Vacation

Daniela, Bernd!

You have a beautiful sail boat and provide the best service imaginable.
We are still amazed with the boat itself, wonderful meals, the yoga sessions, the drinks and the overall warmth of you both and willingness to make our trip a total success.

Thanks again and we will definitely be returning for another great BVI vacation.



2019 January – Argentina sails BVI

Without a doubt the best sailing vacation in my life.

Daniela, Bernard and Kim makes all perfect in all the details.
Drinks, meals. The incredible atmosphere they create: music, light. Always smiling with good manners. European style in all. Surely in the future I´ll be there again! We have spent an incredible and amazing week, Daniela and Bernd have been one of the best hosts we ever met. The excellent cuisine and the exceptional attention will be unforgettable for us!!!

Manuel, Dolores, Isabel, Hernan, Manuel, Sophia


2018/2019 – New Years Trip

Our family of 8 just spent a wonderful week in the Virgin Islands on the Shangri La with Daniela, Bernd and Kim.

And we’re already talking about sailing with them again!
The crew is Austrian, and their English is excellent.

First, the boat. It is modern, comfortable and immaculate, with multiple outdoor lounging spots, some shaded, and an assortment of water toys. The Shangri La is owner operated, it is not treated like a rental. Daniela and Bernd keep everything in top shape. Guests are expected to follow some rules to keep the boat nice, no wet suits, sand or salt in the boat, there’s a towel system. Nothing too onerous, as long as you have multiple swim suits it’s fine.

Next food and drinks, they are plentiful! Our group did not have any dietary restrictions, though I’m sure we would have been accommodated if we did. Daniela is an accomplished chef, and her kitchen was well stocked. We enjoyed varied, creative and plentiful meals that were beautifully presented. Don’t expect to lose weight on this trip, she doesn’t like left overs! Bernd is generous bartender, and definitely likes to get the party going!

As a fairly active group, we were looking for some good snorkeling and hiking spots, but we were not at all familiar with the area. Bernd and Daniela are very knowledgeable hosts, and after talking to us and understanding what activities we would enjoy, they planned out a perfect itinerary for us. They knew how to avoid the crowds, even though it was the height of the season, we sometimes felt we had the islands to our selves.

Our trip included new years eve. We were not interested in the bar scene, so Bernd and Daniela created an Austrian new years ball for us on board, complete with masks, fans, and of course the Austrian waltz.

We couldn’t have asked for a more attentive crew, more beautiful boat, or a better Virgin Islands vacation.
We hope to be back!

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