Guests Say

In over 14 years of charter operations there have been many, many guests on-board Rum Jungle. Here is a selection of comments and quotes taken both from letters received from guests who have enjoyed Rum Jungle’s hospitality and the visitor’s book kept on board the boat.

David Hills

“I have been lucky enough to take part in a number of similar corporate days but I don't think I have ever been hosted and looked after as well as we were on Rum Jungle by the whole team. It was an absolute delight to be on board.”
David Hills, Armstrong and Haycox Financial Planning Ltd

Shiobhain Bonney

“We couldn't have asked for friendlier, more hardworking staff. Everyone on board had an amazing day. Thank you all so so much. Same time next year?”
Shiobhain Bonney, Savills UK

Rob and Andrea Grimm

“Thank you for your professional and flexible service. Your team were so helpful and impressed all of us with their great attitude. I would have no hesitation in ever recommending your services again.”
Rob and Andrea Grimm, SY allegra

Anshul Raja

“Friday was an immensely pleasurable day for us and our clients. Your on-board crew are beyond reproach and the service we received surpassed every expectation imaginable. Our guests have specifically mentioned the great service and asked that we convey this to you.  A special mention to Heather, your amazing magician of a chef who managed to cook up a delightful hot lunch and freshly baked scones on-board a moving vessel! I cannot thank you and the team enough for making this day so special and memorable and I look forward to arranging another day out very soon.”
Anshul Raja, Chestertons

Seb MacKenzie-Wilson

“May I once again take this opportunity to thank you both and all the team for what was a tremendously slick, hugely enjoyable and impeccably managed event. The feedback we have had is tremendous, and was already coming in thick and fast through yesterday's rum fug even before we kissed the dock.”
Seb MacKenzie-Wilson, Vigilance Properties Ltd

Nicolas Westen

“The boat is fantastic, it just fits perfectly with the level of the Hotel and the guests, we’ll keep putting you forward to our clients.”
Nicolas Westen, Sales Manager Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf

Lord Coe

“The IOC are still talking about their trip up the river!”
Lord Coe, Chairman London 2012

Carol Marlow

“Rum Jungle is fabulous and the service from you and your colleagues was first class.”
Carol Marlow, Managing Director P&O Cruises

Zara Phillips

“Thank you to the legendary Rum Jungle! Amazing day.”
Zara Phillips

Nicholas F. Lykiaropulo

“I would very much like to express my gratitude for all your help with the two transfers for His Majesty from Hamble to Cowes… all of the crew were extremely helpful and it certainly allowed him to arrive in style on both occasions.”
Nicholas F. Lykiaropulo

Louise Morton

“Rum Jungle provided just the perfect platform for the official race commentator.”
Louise Morton, J Class AssociationRum Jungle provided just the perfect platform for the official race commentator.

Luke Beddon

“If my dearest father could have arranged this himself, he would not have changed a thing! This has been the perfect last good bye to a man whose heart was always at sea.”
Luke Beddon

Niall Dowling

“We had a wonderful time, our guests and families thoroughly enjoyed it. One thing that stood out was the awareness and professionalism of the crew. Normally I have to spend my time thinking of guests and possible issues but Hugh and team were all over it which was unique. Also our positioning was fantastic… We look forward very much to using Rum Jungle again, hopefully next year.”
Niall Dowling, Private Charterer

Natasha Elliott

“It was really fantastic working with you and Hugh and the rest of the crew on Rum Jungle. Thank you for all your help… Your assistance was great throughout the planning and build up to the event too, which helped to ensure it was a real success for us. You all really helped us to deliver a fantastic summer of events, not only during the Commodores’ Cup but at the Chelsea Flower Show too.”
Natasha Elliott, Marketing Manager – Sponsorship and Events, Brewin Dolphin Ltd

James Agnew

“For the night it felt Rum Jungle was our boat and as such everyone relaxed and partied – thank you for helping to make my 40th so fab !”
James Agnew, Private Charterer

Guest of Artemis Investment Management LLP

“I can’t think of a better way to have experienced it – on a boat in the Solent watching the sailing, eating good food and drinking champagne. I met some very nice people as well. The whole day was just fantastic.”
Guest of Artemis Investment Management LLP

Andrew Davies

“One of those times in your life you just want to bottle and have it forever.”
Andrew Davies, Private Charterer

Guest of Artemis Investment Management LLP

“My best experience on the Rum Jungle yet.”
Guest of Artemis Investment Management LLP

Gill Frith

“Thank you for what you, Hugh and the team did to make our two days’ work so well. We’ve had some lovely feedback from hosts and guests.”
Gill Frith, Marketing and Communications Coutts

Shiobain Bonney

“Many, many thanks for a wonderful day… The Rum Jungle is an amazing boat and everyone who sailed on her thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Yourself and your crew did an amazing job on-board and the service was second to none... I’m sure that’s not the last you have heard from us.”
Shiobain Bonney, Savills

Nada Al-Kharusi

“You all worked very hard over the whole event and made the experience that much better!! Our guests were very impressed with the boat and it was definitely worth it.”
Nada Al-Kharusi, Commercial Relationships Oman Sail LLC

Jeremy Willcock

“All, without exception, commented on the ability of the helmsman to place RUM JUNGLE in the right place, which enabled a splendid view to be gained from the upper deck; particularly at the starts. Likewise, everyone was full of praise for the friendly atmosphere on board and the excellent hospitality provided.”
Jeremy Willcock, Royal Solent Yacht Club

Chris Tapp

“We wanted to send you heartfelt and sincere thanks for a truly wonderful evening aboard Rum Jungle. Your care, attention and kindness to all of us was remarkable – we and our guests felt truly spoilt in everything… words are less, but all we can say is that it was an unforgettable evening for us and our clients. Thanks to the Rum Jungle we were able to achieve the impossible or seemingly impossible – to give a set of hard to please business professionals – a truly memorable experience.”
Chris Tapp, Allergan Ltd

Wyborn Seabrook

“A wonderful two weeks of fantastic scenery and indulgent lifestyle.”
Wyborn Seabrook, Private Charterer

Serena Walker

“Thank you for a wonderful day yesterday everyone had a great time, I could not have asked for more help from you from the start until the very end has been fantastic.”
Serena Walker, Customer Unit Marketing Manager, Computacenter (UK) Ltd

Kim Sellar

“The host was really pleased with how the event ran. He mentioned that you were cruising for a little longer than planned and he was glad we had that flexibility. Good food, great service, flowing drinks… The guests also commented on how lovely the boat is. Thank you so much for all of your help. I really enjoyed working with you and would love to do more events with you.”
Kim Sellar, Hospitality Co-ordinator, Allen & Overy

Rob Gray

“Rum Jungle was great and so were the crew. Good time all round.”
Rob Gray, Chairman UK Investment Banking Deutsche Bank

John Hammer

“The hardest part of this cruise is leaving. This has been thirteen days of great fun and adventure. We have taken the phrase “Nothing is as much fun as playing around in boats” to new heights...”
John Hammer, Private Charterer

Newly married Mr and Mrs Lynch

“Well! Could it have been any more perfect? We have had the most wonderful day of our lives! We would like to thank all who made our day possible.”
Newly married Mr and Mrs Lynch

Artemis Ocean Racing

“Without exception the feedback has been fantastic. Many have gone as far as to say that it’s the best corporate weekend/experience they’ve ever had. Much of that is down to the professionalism and high quality service offered by all of the team on Rum Jungle. No stone was left unturned and the overall experience was superb.”
Artemis Ocean Racing

Michael Brandon

“We were overwhelmed by your hospitality and to see the race at close quarters on such a beautiful day made the whole experience just perfect.”
Michael Brandon, Senior Partner & Deputy Chairman Jackson-Stops & Staff

Sarah Brookes

“I am sure you will be hearing from Condé Nast again in the future!”
Sarah Brookes, Condé Nast