BEST YACHT CHARTER IN TAMPA BAY
"We could not have had a better wedding venue. Everyone was blown away by the yacht and the wonderful service. Words can't describe how great the entire wedding and cruise were."
Steve E Willis
"ShipsAhoy! was dressed for the occasion! Beautiful evening and most of all, generous ShipsAhoy! staff!"
Suzi Thompson Willis
Words cannot describe how thankful Nicole and I are! ~ Justin W., 2021
We recently went on a sunset dinner cruise with Ships Ahoy and loved it! The crew of Ships Ahoy treated us like royalty for the evening! All of the food, champagne, and wine were delicious! This was a wonderful way to escape our reality and enjoy friendship with one another. Thank you so much to the Ships Ahoy crew!!
~Sammantha B., 2021
Diane and I, plus our gang, want to thank you for such a beautiful cruise and dinner last night. It could not have gone any better and hopefully we'll do it again. The ShipsAhoy! is a yacht to be proud of and a joy to be on and all of us could not have had a better time. God bless you and your family.
Robert R. Klingel, Sr.
TSE Industries, Inc.
Chairman of the Board
(The Klingel's and their guests have allowed us to serve them repeatedly.)
Words can't express the first class level of service we received from Chef Alex (Rodriguez) and his wife, and expert sommelier, Kelly (Rodriguez-Laureano of Lolita's Wine Market, and Sophia's Cucina & Enoteca, St. Petersburg, FL). The crew of ShipsAhoy! was incredible. The treatment we received from Captain Ray, his wife, Carleen, and first mate, Stephen, was like something from a movie! They spoiled us from the time we embarked until the time we had to say goodbye. We can't wait to experience ShipsAhoy! again. It was a truly magical experience!
Mark & Lynette Consigny
St. Petersburg, FL
How many stars do I give this amazing sunset dinner cruise experience? Six out of five, if that is possible! Our sail aboard ShipsAhoy! was an extraordinary way to witness Florida's spectacular early fall sunsets. The yacht's spacious galley along with its magnificent interior salons and upscale outdoor decks provided a series of splendid settings for our five-course meal. Beginning with a delicious charcuterie board and luscious sparkling white wine, our party was treated to a mouthwatering succession of exceptional dishes and wine pairings by Chef Alex Rodriguez and sommelier, Kelly Rodriguez-Laureano. Our hosts, Captain Ray and Carleen Galiardo, went out of their way to ensure all our needs were met and furnished delightful amenities for our sailing enjoyment.
The sixth star belongs to God for orchestrating such a glorious sunset and for blessing sweet and joyous fellowship among friends.
Ernesto L. Diaz
Chief Experience Officer
The Auto Club Group
First, let me apologize for not having sent this sooner.....
Secondly.... There are no words, that is probably why it has taken too many days to send this! We had the most wonderful time on Sunday and can not thank you, Ray, Alex and his team enough. It was absolutely amazing! Your boat/home is gorgeous and we are so appreciative that you shared it with us. The food and wine were amazing - we are still talking about it! It didn't even matter that the weather didn't behave.
A Door of Hope is blessed that they have you to help them raise funds this way - so many people are blessed because of it.
Thank you for sharing your home and story with us - you have no idea how much you blessed us!
Have an absolutely wonderful day!
Karina Babbino, PAHM, CRCR
Our ShipsAhoy! experience was OVER THE TOP! We were privileged to be a part of a chartered sunset dinner cruise with three other couples. The hosts, Captain Ray and First Mate Carleen, were attentive to every detail to ensure our evening aboard their ship was absolutely flawless. The paired wine choices were superb, and Chef Tommy prepared a selection of delectable courses delivered with first-class, yet personable service. The experience was made even more perfect by the playful dolphin activity surrounding us. Again, OVER THE TOP!
Great experience, great hosts, amazing food, delicious wine, and beautiful views! Had a wonderful evening aboard ShipsAhoy!.
What an amazing night!! From beginning to end it couldn't have been a more perfect evening. Delicious food and wine pairings, first class accommodations, and gracious hosts. This is a must do trip. We will definitely be back. Thank you!
We have chartered this beautiful yacht for a fun day out at sea and also for the dinner cruise/wine pairing. The pre-boarding communication and professionalism are top notch, but the onboard hospitality is even better! Both of our experiences on the Ships Ahoy and Carleen and Ray have been nothing short of perfection. We could not have had more fun and the food was absolutely amazing. We hope to come back again and again!
Senior Technical Engineer, Innovyze
Apollo Beach, FL
30th Birthday Bash, May, 2022
I would just like to put out a very big Thank You to Ships Ahoy Owners and Crew for making my Dad's 80th Birthday Voyage a huge success from the embarkation to debarkation it was every microscopic effort to make the day a success for him. From the extras to the pleasant cruise out and around Tampa Bay. The Yacht itself was extremely well prepped and decorated for the event and the Crew were overly welcoming and accommodating to my dad and the rest of the party. I would definitely recommend Ships Ahoy to anyone who wants to make their event a once in a lifetime memory. Eight hours of non-stop luxury and treatment of their guest. 5/5 stars from communication to pre-arrival preparation, to the day of the event. Thank you Ships Ahoy!.
AJ W., June 2022
Special thanks to:
Eric Bunch from NTP 2 Photography for capturing the day.
Chef Cheryl Benecke for the 10 course meal.