5 Br 3 Bath 2000 SqFt Specializing In Reunions, Parties, Scuba &Kite-surf Groups
About Leigh Ann
What makes us and our sailing yacht completely different from all other charter boats, and what makes us so special, is the diversity and background of our entire crew. With each of us bringing a skill set that when combined is truly unparalleled and unequal to any crew, on any boat, anywhere. You've read about the Captain and Crew, but now meet your hostess... LEIGH ANN Freedom’s First Lady, Leigh Ann loves infusing her passion for boating, the sun and the sea, with her tropical specialty cooking — mixing exotic flavors with local island cuisines, creating delectable delights that you won’t find anywhere else. And “big things come in small packages” with this former bikini model that also holds a Master Captain’s license and is PADI scuba certified. Leigh Ann operated a very popular boutique Bed & Breakfast (accommodating 11 guests) so she really knows how to cater to your special needs. With her down-home Alabama charm, this Southern Belle was the number one rated “host mom” five years in a row to collegiate foreign language students, getting top ratings in all three categories for her meals, accommodations, and hospitality. It’s Leigh Ann’s attention to detail that’s sure to give you a vacation you will never forget. Ladies more adventurous might enjoy taking Leigh Ann’s pole-dancing class for fun and fitness. And those vacationing with kids will enjoy Leigh Ann’s “Freedom Kids” activities — filling their time with supervised fun so that Mom & Dad can have a little “Freedom” too… Freedom to dive, Freedom to explore, or Freedom to just relax in the sun knowing their kids are well cared for nearby. It’s almost like having your own “nanny” or “Au Pair” so you can experience and enjoy “TRUE Freedom” on your Dream Vacation of a lifetime.
Leigh Ann purchased this Yacht in 2012
Why Leigh Ann chose Charlotte Amalie
Steve Jobs from Apple Computers said, 'The ONLY way to do REALLY great work, is to love what you do.' That's why we're the #1 rated charter boat for hosting vacations... because we absolutely LOVE what we do! Nothing gives us greater pleasure than touring families and groups of friends around the tropical Caribbean Virgin Islands that we love so much, we've made them our home! There are over 500 bare boat charter boats here and over 100 private charter boats so you've got a big choice to choose from... What makes us different is this... 1: Your Meals: All boats have good food, but if you've watched any of the more than 80 video testimonials on our website from some of our vacationing guests, then one thing they all rave about is our food. Maybe it's because your chef, (my wife), Barbie, is the 3-time champion of the Alabama BBQ Ribs Cook-Off competition. Or maybe it's because our Caribbean grilled Lion Fish is a delicacy that you can't get in any restaurant anywhere, and you can't get it on any charter boat in the Caribbean except for FREEDOM. It's caught fresh right here in the Caribbean and grilled to perfection. Or maybe it's some of my award-winning breakfasts that I prepare for you including my Eggs Benedict or custard filled French toast with homemade rum syrup or egg souffle' that helped our bed and breakfast in Fort Lauderdale earn us BnB's highest ratings... We're also the only charter boat with a double pizza oven! So when it comes to enjoying fantastic meals, we've got you covered. 2: Your itinerary: We provide a custom itinerary designed specifically for you, based on the information you provide us in our super detailed questionnaire. Most charter boats will move only once or maybe twice a day. We have NO LIMITS. We'll go for an early morning sail, then drop anchor for breakfast & snorkeling, then sail to a new location for scuba diving & lunch, then set sail again if you like to find a calm cove to swim & relax before going to a Tiki bar!
What makes this Yacht unique
3. Entertainment: We are the ONLY charter boat in the Virgin Islands with a full-blown Karaoke & DJ disco sound & lighting system. So if you like to sing & dance, we can crank up the music & pump up the jam for you! 4. Water Toys: In addition to snorkeling and all the water toys you can imagine, we are also a full-fledged live-aboard dive boat with everything needed to accommodate the biggest diving enthusiasts. Not only do we carry a dozen dive tanks onboard, but we have not just one, but two twin dive compressors allowing us to fill up four air tanks at once so we’re always ready whenever you want to take another underwater adventure. If you’re not a certified scuba diver, we even have a snuba system which is a cross between snorkel and scuba. We take you down diving up to 40’ deep with a dive regulator on a long hose with a compressor at the surface providing you air while you enjoy the same diving experience a certified scuba diver enjoys. We have water skis, wake boards, multiple pull toys and tubes, including our famous “Big Bannana”. And for relaxing, our floats don’t end with just our noodles and resort float mats, we also are the ONLY charter boat in the Caribbean to have an original, exclusive monster sized floating mat that’s 6 feet wide and 20 feet long which makes it perfect for a dozen adults to relax on, or for several kids to run or play “king of the hill” because it’s so big you can stand and dance on it! Also, all other charter boats have a true 'dinghy'. A small inflatable boat with a 15 hp outboard engine used to make multiple trips to take your big group to shore excursions, snorkeling, diving and such. We have a full-blown 25' speedboat with a 225hp outboard that's coast guard certified for 16 passengers, so it's big enough to carry everyone in your group together in one trip. And if you have boating experience, you might get to take the speed boat & enjoy it without us. Visit our website for 20 more reasons to choose us!
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
8 day adventure
We have been to the BVI 5 times now. We typically Bareboat. We found the freedom online and decided to try something new due to the size of our group. This was the best trip our family has ever been on. The #1 Reason was the crew. Hands down the best in the BVI. We found so many hidden jewels we would have never known about. Snorkeled with turtles,private beaches, history of the islands we never knew, and new adventures every single morning. Something for every single member of our 12 person group. Ages 11-48. Snorkeling like we never knew existed on islands we have visited many times !! Zen Len makes you want to follow him wherever he goes....an adventure and a story with every step. The Chef Brendan was amazing. Every meal was delicious with a surprising presentation that makes you feel pampered. Goose made us all feel safe wherever we were and kept boys busy with pull ups, rope climbing and doing whatever he showed us!! Jen was the BEST !! So much fun and got every kid in the water to night snorkel. She is one in a million. They went above and beyond to make this trip the best one ever. There is no other way to see the BVI. We are booking again for next year and likely every year after that. This boat is huge. Comfortable and beds are nicest of any boat we have ever been on. We usually charter with new moorings boats and the beds are so uncomfortable. The freedom had very comfortable beds and jen had our cabins tidy and ready for a well deserved nights sleep every night !! Bathrooms are big and more than enough room to shower etc. Every morning was beautiful with coffee on the bow watching the beautiful scenery as captain had us on our way to our next adventure when we arose. If you are thinking about his charter you will not be disappointed !!
Completely Fabulous Vacation!!!
We took a group of 8 on the Freedom and couldn't have been more pleased. The crew was over the top with its hospitality. We were pampered. And the whole crew was very knowledgeable about the islands and history. For a unique vacation experience that is very low stress, you won't find a better value.
We took over a year to plan this vacation and it was worth every minute.
Our same group did St. Maarten a few years ago on land. It was great, but there's something about being ON the water!
Freedom was fabulous!
Priceless family vacation
Well, after one and a half years of planning and hoping this vacation would meet my expectations I would have to say it went above and beyond. We had a wonderful time and the crew was exceptional. I told my wife this past week that this was the first time in my adult life that no one said "no" to me for a full week. Unbelievable! Zen Len, Sue, Jen, Andrew and Trey were the most polite, attentive people to spend a week with on a boat. They catered to our every need.
When we arrived on the boat I remember Len saying his job was to make this NOT a great trip, but the best trip we've ever been on. I also remember thinking we've had some wonderful trips and that would be a high bar. However, I think Len attained that bar. Len was not only a great captain, but a great dive master, masseuse, historian, botanist and overall man of unparalleled knowledge. Sue's meals were delicious and she cooked all of our favorite foods based on the questionaire we filled out before the trip.
We expected to have a relaxing sailing trip to the BVI, but came away with so much more. Thanks again for providing us with a wonderful week that all of my family will remember for years to come.
Trip of a Lifetime!
I was with a group of 10 friends who traveled for a week on Freedom through the BVI! It was AMAZING!!! The boat itself was roomy, the beds were comfortable, the water toys were a blast! But what made this trip the best was the amazing crew! Zen Len (our captain) knows everything about the seas, the islands, the history of the BVI. He is an epic story teller; we heard lots about piracy, sunken ships, nature, etc.! He also led some of us in a morning sun salutation on the boat deck in the morning. For others member of our group who were having ear or stomach issues, Zen Len served as the ship doctor, offering natural remedies that did the trick! Our First Mate (Johnny) spent hours trying to teach my water-averse husband to swim (or at least ensure he was comfortable in the water). He did a great job, as it truly is the most comfortable my husband has ever been in the water. Johnny swam by his side as he snorkeled and he swam by his side when we needed to swim to shore. Nicole was our "hostess with the mostess". She was checking in regularly to bring us drinks or just make sure all our needs were taken care of. Our Chef (Shantel) was also amazing. She catered to a few different food requirements (we had vegetarians with us and a food allergy). Every meal was perfect! And beyond all the things the crew did for us…they were just plain FUN! They played all the various types of music we wanted (they had 140,000 songs to choose from). And, they even created a special "Valentine's Day Play List" for dinner on Valentine's Day. The list was created by asking each couple their wedding songs or favorite romantic songs! I highly recommend a trip on Freedom. You will not be disappointed!
Tina, thank you soooo super much for your super sweet and kind words! You really do continue to be as nice and sweet online as you were in person on your vacation with us on FREEDOM! It truly was a joy and a pleasure to tour you and your friends around the islands that we love so much we've made them our home. There are so many certain songs that I can no longer hear playing without it triggering such fond memories of your group!
Thank you so much for joining us on board FREEDOM and giving us the chance to show you how much fun it is to go sailing all over the beautiful Virgin Islands! We very much look forward to seeing you again real soon!
Warmest Personal Regards,
Zen-Len, Fredrick & Barbie and the Crew :)
Amazing Bucket List trip!
The Freedom staff and boat exceeded expectations for this bucket list trip for 8 days with 5 couples. Fredrick wss an excellent communicator for the 14 months (yes, 14!) our group planned this trip, answering basic questions to continually ensuring this was OUR vacation and anything we wanted, they would arrange. There was plenty of room for our group to relax, catch some sun, read a book or enjoying cocktails while jamming to great music. Our island stops were amazing and ZenLen is a master historian, naturalist and story teller all in one. Every island was beautiful and the staff provided great information about the various recommended options at each location. The awesome crew of Len, Johnny, Chantel and Nichole went above and beyond our expectations to provide excellent food, snorkel/diving experiences, lily pad relaxation, banana boat fun, sailing lessons, dance party nights - and the list goes on. I highly recommend a trip on Freedom for those that love to be on the water.
Amazing adventure awaits you!
I can't say enough about the amazing experience I had on this 10 day adventure. I went with 9 of my friends for a 40th birthday trip.
We choose the to make our own food so we had a crew of two. ZenLen (The Zen Master) and his son Tugboat (Tuggy) took such good care of us. We felt comfortable and safe the entire trip. They made it their mission to ensure we had an excellent time and that we were able to do anything we desired. ZenLen is an expert on the area so he was able to offer ideas and suggestions that never steered us wrong. ZenLen is a retired fireman, Master diver, rescue diver, ex-marine and SWAT and all around BADASS! His name is perfect because never did I see him upset or rattled. He was skilled at meeting everyone's needs in a positive and non-intrusive way. He went out of his way every single day of the trip and even taught the group tibetan rituals that he uses to stay in awesome shape! His son, Tugboat AKA Stephen, was a delight. He was witty and fun and we really enjoyed having him with us. They worked splendidly together and we felt very lucky to have them. I could fill my review with positive things about the 2 of them.
The boat was impressive. We had plenty of room to hang out together, or have some space if we needed it. Many of us even enjoyed nights sleeping under the stars. There is no worry of bugs so you could sleep outside on very comfortable mats. We had plenty of bathrooms and everything we needed. The beds are comfortable as well. The kitchen on the boat was open and airy which we really liked. You didn't feel confined when cooking a meal.
The toys on the boat were awesome!!! The Lilypad was a group favorite and we had some really great times lounging on it near the beach with a drink in hand. One friend on the trip even got a job interview in NYC from meeting someone who came over to admire the lilypad. If you watch the video about the boat, it will show you all of the amenities that you have at your disposal. The video is accurate and you can be assured that everything claimed in their online testimonials is true.
It really is the trip of a lifetime. As a group, we decided we just want to travel with ZenLen anywhere he will take us. I highly recommend this family run charter. By the end, you will feel like you are part of the family.
This is our tour designed especially to take you on a tour showing you only the VERY Best of the Best that the British Virgin Islands has to offer.