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Harriet and Mike Joao
on charter in Madagascar
Charters Travel & Tours
- P.O. Box 3013, Somerset West, 7129, South Africa.
- Mobile:+27 (0)84 524 9706
MadagasCaT understands that it is always worthwhile checking other boats and other prices; however, we urge you to check the following points when looking at other options:
- If the boat boasts air conditioning – check if it works.
- If the boat says it has plenty of fresh water – check how much and if the water maker works
- If the website promises plenty of fridge/freezer space – ask what sort and how much
- If you are told there is an ice maker on board – check that it actually works
- Does the crew have extensive experience of local waters?
- Does the crew have at least one English speaking member?
- Does the boat include swimming towels, fishing equipment, snorkelling gear?
- Check the cost of the drinks on board – ask for a price list before you leave.
We guarantee all our advertised conditions are in good working order and can answer yes to all the above.
“We had such an amazing time in Madagascar.
The holiday you put together for us exceeded my expectations in every way.
The staff you have are exceptional. I couldn't believe the culinary delights Alex was able to conjure up in his galley on Yacht Gecko. Every meal seemed to surpass the previous one. They all seemed to be able to anticipate our every whim and need before we had a chance to ask.
Haja, our guide on tour, was brilliant. He went that extra mile in my quest to photograph as many Renault 4s as possible (he must've thought I was mad, since most people look for Lemurs!)
The hotels you chose in Tana were all perfect for what we needed.
Peter would like to extend his thanks to you and your team for giving us a holiday of a lifetime.
I will be writing a travel article which I hope will raise your profile in the UK.
Many thanks again".
PS. trip back to UK was a bit of a nightmare thanks to air France and fog - it took us well over 24 hours.
"Thank you so much for all your hard work and superb turn-around time - it is truly impressive!"
Lara Clover July 2012
“Thank you very much for everything, all the arrangement was top class, and we will definitely be back.”
"I have to say that the services provided by MadagasCaT are well above average, and would recommend them to any friend wishing to have the same superlative holiday that we had.”
Simone Arnaboldi, Italy
"Harriet is a yes person who can organise an amazing and personalised holiday smoothly and with a smile, and this is far from easy with the "challenges" that Madagascar often poses ... She is warm, has an incredible attention to detail and makes sure that from the moment you step off the flight you do nothing but relax and enjoy, with a hand-picked staff on board her MadagasCaT Charter Yacht Gecko that make you feel like a millionaire for the week, and a great eye to recommend only the best value hotels and day trips when you get off/have to be dragged off the catamaran!
I have recommended her services to personal and professional contacts and will continue to do so, especially as her knowledge of this vast island is almost native now".
Hannah McNeish, Journalist for BBC, Bloomberg, VOA, RFI and IRIN
"A Thousand thanks for an incredible and memorable trip on Gecko and a thousand more for your invaluable assistance in preparing this edition of the guide book."
Daniel Austin – co-author, 10th Edition Bradt Guide to Madagascar - MadagasCaT Clients qualify for a 30% discount on this book.
“I just wanted to send you a quick message to thank you for all your help with planning the most incredible holiday to Madagascar! We had such a brilliant time and it wouldn’t have been possible without you.”