TESTIMONIALS

We've had great guests and they've been gracious enough to share their experiences.

» September 2016

Alisa, Captain Trig & Rikki,

We want to express our appreciation for a trip we will never forget! First and foremost we have to tell you that the level of service you three provide as a team is over the top. We have been to many places in many settings but none surpass the beauty of Alaska and your teams service. There is an unusual level of caring for your clients that is rarely experienced!

Alisa - The food is among the best we have experience compared to restaurants anywhere! Your response to our special menu requests was perfect.

Captain Trig - Your handling of the boat and the beautiful coves we anchored in made for a special view of the Alaska outback.

Rikki - You performed a very special level o service to make sure we were comfortable in our accommodations and everything was always neat and clean.

Perhaps the best part was the way you three enhanced our fun by participating with us and our unique, and at times, peculiar sense of humors. You made us have more fun than we could have without all of you. Please use us at any time as a...

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» August 2016

I can't possibly list all of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences we've had this week. Just spectacular. We want to especially thank you each for the amazing individual attention you gave to each of us - from the smallest to the biggest. Your excitement and enthusiasm for what you do is what makes VIAGGIO a truly special boat. We will be back!

LR, SR & family

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» July 2016 - 1

Dear Trig, Alisa & Rikki,

Wow, wow and wow! What a week!! We knew Alaska would be beautiful and found the scenery to be astounding. thank you for planning all the harbors and coves, waterfalls and glazieries - each day as amazing as the one before.

The fabulous fishing, thrilling jet boat ride, kayaking - too many adventures to list, but we have wonderful memories and great photos and videos to allow us to relive our week with you.

VIAGGIO is a regal vessel - comfortable, luxurious and with every little detail taken care of. We felt like treasured guests from the first day. The food was sublime - rivals anything we have had at any fine restaurant in the Wash. DC, NY, Miami areas. Thoughtfully planned and presented with loads of love.

PB

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» July 2016

Trig, Alisa & Rikki,

It has been a very special trip for us and we thank you for sharing your passions and dedication to excellence with us. Meals were better than in restaurants -so delicious, so fresh - truly lovely.

This trip has far exceeded our expectations and we take home with us memories and imprints of all the stunning beauty of Alaska - with it's thick green forests, wondrous blue glaciers and icebergs dotting the sea.

VIAGGIO is a beautiful and very comfortable boat. It has been a pleasure to call her home for a week - we love boats and boating and she is a very special vessel.

DS, SF & family

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» June 2016 - 1

Let me first say that this was our family's first 'cruising' adventure. Alaska has always been on our bucket list so why not try it on a boat? Our family has taken some really nice trips around the world and this voyage is definitely in our top 3...Thank You!!

Trig - It's really hard to recall all of the wonderful things we saw as each day brought something equally amazing...whether it be you patiently stalking a mother humpback whale and her calf while at the same time observing them winning right under our noses. To drifting down a secluded shoreline watching a black bear pick salmon berries all the while she was watching us too! What about the scores of bald eagles, seals, sea lions, and other whales we saw on our daily cruises.

Alisa - I have to say one of the reasons our family chose VIAGGIO was your reputation as a chef and you indulged us with 5-star meals every day! Your passion for food matched with Trig's passion for sea and service were outstanding to say the least.

Rikki - We really enjoyed getting to know you and certainly appreciate all you did to...

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» June 2016

When people love what they do, it shows. Your enthusiasm for this area and all it has to offer was contagious. Everything down to the smallest detail was thought through and planned for and every request was answered with, "yes, of course we can."

We waited for 20 years to take this trip - and we are thankful that we waited on you! Thank you so much for providing this adventure.

JB, CB & family

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» May 2016

Thank you Captain Trig and Chef Alisa for such a wonderful trip! We have seen wildlife, watched so many whales, caught new kinds of fish, and learned to fish many new ways!

Oh my gosh Alisa - every gourmet meal is unmatched - truly 5-star! Hope you'll put together a cookbook - you'll be famous! The hikes into the South East Alaska 'rain forest' was all new plants, trees, flowers and creatures for us - sights we will never forget.

To see spectacular nature and be the only people in sight is truly unique in this day and age - it has been a trip of a lifetime which we will never forget. We certainly hope to get back here again!!

LA & MA

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» June 2015

PP & JP

What an AMAZING experience this week has been!

Our family has enjoyed 10 days of epic Alaskan adventures.

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» May 2015

BO

A thousand thank your for providing such a fantastic adventure for my brother and I! Beyond giving us the opportunity to share a long overdue time with each other, it enabled us to meet some incredible people and journey with them through unbelievably beautiful coastal scenery. I was impressed and grateful for Trig's B.S. (Boat Savvy) and Alisa's gourmet cooking. Anchoring in hidden coves, kayaking, seeing whales, porpoises, bears, sea otters, etc and learning about boats with my brother was beyond my expectations.

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» September 2014

NL & LL

"What an amazing adventure!!

We simply cannot thank you enough for the wonderful experiences that you provided for our family. From the culinary delights to the educational lessons in the pilothouse-we all experienced Alaska beyond our hopes."

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» Aug 2014

KV, BV and Family

…"You both have a love of your jobs that is contagious-you were engaged in activity from morning until night and we were the lucky beneficiaries. We enjoyed a wide variety of fishing opportunities on the sport boat, looking for bears and bald eagle on the Whaler and kayaks, hiking and enjoying the scenery of many different inlets, bays and coves. You easily matched the energy of the four teens in our group."...

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» Juneau to Petersburg, AK

LP & WP

We can't thank you enough for 'checking' all the boxes for us. This is our first trip to Alaska and we struggle to think of a better way and better crew to see it with. Thank you and Motoryacht VIAGGIO!

Alisa - The food exceeded our expectations…absolutely, incredibly, oh-my-gosh delicious!

Trig - Your knowledge of the area and enthusiasm for the wildlife helped guide us to sights we could not have seen with anyone else.

The two of you make a great team! Thank you again for making this so special and one of the BEST vacations we've had!

L&W

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» Sitka to Juneau, AK

DM & NM

Alisa & Trig,

We want to thank you for the wonderful experience in Southeast Alaska on VIAGGIO. The trip far exceeded our expectations and this is our sixth trip over the last 19 years. Why? The route Trig plotted exposed us to awesome sights. We had, and took, the opportunity to fish, hike and crab in addition to sight seeing. The boat was comfortable, seaworthy and reliable. Having the 27' Tiara for side excursions was a real treat.

The selection and preparation of the food ranked high compared to the highest quality restaurants we've had the opportunity to experience. The best part was the warm and comfortable atmosphere the two of you created for the five of us. Thank you for all you did and all you are as a crew and as individuals.

With the deepest respect and admiration,

WM & Crew

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» Juneau to Juneau, AK

RS & LS

What more can we say that hasn't already been said?! This was our first real vacation together in many years of marriage and 'A' on our bucket list. This week's luxury cruise aboard VIAGGIO has ruined us for the rest of the cruising boats.

The personal attention that Trig and Alisa showed us whether it be the indescribably delicious and varied VEGAN meals that Alisa prepared, or Capt. Trig zagging 'off course' to experience humpbacks, orcas, brown bear, black bear, sea lions, seals or bald eagles.

Every day was loaded with adventure. Thank you, Trig, for unmatched memories. Thank you, Alisa, for going out of your way to plan and prepare food that is out of the mainstream, and for doing it with such grace.

Lovingly,

RS & LS

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» Juneau to Petersburg, AK

JD & LD

It is difficult to adequately describe the spectacular time we have had with you both on VIAGGIO. As this is our first trip to Alaska, every part of our week has surpassed our wildest hopes and dreams. Thank you!!

Alisa. Thank you for your friendly and welcoming smile. You made us feel like more than guests. And your meals (all of them!) were delicious and outstanding!! We were also thrilled you could join us for some of our 'off-boat' adventures. Lots of fun!

Trig. Thank you for sharing your local knowledge with us, for the whales and other wildlife you found for us, for picture perfect coved and especially for the obvious passion you have for this amazing part of our country.

Again, thank you both for all you did to make this such a memorable trip for us.

JD & LD

P.S. We will be back :)

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