The Cat's Meow is all that and then some! We couldn't have asked for a better evening on the "Cat's Meow." Captain John and Co-captain Barb were so friendly and accommodating the moment we stepped on board. Their great company and warm hospitality set this cruise apart from the others we have been on. The views Lake Michigan and South Haven have to offer are absolutely breathtaking, and the Sunset was divine. It was nice that Barb captured this memory with some great shots of us on her camera. We could not have scripted a more perfect way to end the magical Michigan Summer other than aboard the Cat's Meow. You don't need to go Hawaii to see amazing Sunset's when you have the Cat's Meow in your backyard!! Mahalo to Captains John and Barb.
Maria and Stephen
Lahaina, Hawaii (Maui)
Our experience was simply Marvelous!...we boarded the Cat's Meow on a beautiful August day and were met with service and kindness. Little did I know that there were plans in motion for a unforgettable proposal! The boat was gorgeous and perfect for the occasion. We went through the harbor and down the channel out to Lake Michigan. After we passed the lighthouse, my now fiancee asked me to marry him. I was thrilled to say yes and spend the next two hours with him enjoying the sunshine and water on the front of the sailboat. Water has been a huge part in our relationship, our first date was to South Haven. We've spent endless hours boating and enjoying water sports with friends and family, and we love being on the water. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect proposal. Captain John and his first mate were were a great mix of friendly, funny, attentive, and courteous! I will remember that time forever and treasure the pictures and memories of our magical sail boat ride.
Hannah D (soon be be Mrs. Benjamin G.)
When Mark said, "Let's get married on a boat!" I loved the idea but was unsure if we would be able to find the right boat... until we found yours! John and Barb, we will always remember the beautiful ceremony you created for us. Everyone felt comfortable, welcome and relaxed. Our wedding day was sheer perfection - we could never have imagined a more wonderful day. Thank you so much!
Laura and Mark C.
We had such a great time on our cruise and the pictures bring it all back again. The wonderful pictures were a perfect addition to our excursion. We can't wait to share them with family and friends. We felt like movie stars getting our pictures taken and being so pampered. Your tour was a wonderful surprise to our 27th anniversary celebration. You both are great tour guides and wonderful hosts
Gary and Linda
Grand Rapids, MI
We enjoyed the cruise from the moment we stepped on the boat until we stepped back off to land again, and also enjoyed getting to know you both. It really was an answer to prayer. Having already shifted the cruise one time due to bad weather, we didn't know what we would encounter on the day we rescheduled. But it turned out beautifully. I had prayed that the cruise could be a highlight of our vacation, that we could end our trip with a "grand finale" - and that's just what it was. Each one of us enjoyed it immensely. We hope we can do it again in the future.
Dave, Eva, and girls
Taking a cruise on Cat's Meow is the most luxurious and relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Captain John and his delightful Co-Captain, Barb, tend to your every need. Cruising through the channel and waiving to people on the other boats creates a party atmosphere. When you get out to the open lake with the clear skies and the bluest water you've ever seen, it feels like what you'd imagine heaven to be like. As you take in the full experience including the gentle waves and warm breezes, there is no denying that God created Lake Michigan and that He placed John and Barb there on Cat's Meow to help others enjoy its wonder!
Teri and Alex
Our family had a most enjoyable time sailing on the beautiful catamaran, Cat's Meow, with Captains John and Barb! The sail was very relaxing, memorable and fun. Captains John and Barb are very conscientious, safety-minded and skilled at sailing. The boat is absolutely beautiful and its spacious deck and seating area make for a comfortable sail. Thanks to the Brown's expertise in sailing, my family and I have learned a lot about sailing and enjoyed many times we have spent with them on the water over the years.
Scott, Shelly and family
Thanks for the great cruise on the water at South Haven! You guys are the greatest to cruise with, and what a beautiful night! The way you got us out of the harbor, and then quickly caught the wind and raised the sails, man we were flying! The boat seems to be so stable; I never worried about falling off. Very classy cruise. The sunset was beautiful!!
Frank and Pat
We have sailed with the Browns practically every summer for over ten years and each year it is the highlight of our summer! They are the consummate hosts! They make sure each of their passengers feel welcome and comfortable. No matter the weather, every excursion we've taken with them has been memorable. The day is always relaxing, always interesting, and always filled with laughter. And, the Cat's Meow is one beautiful boat! It's very spacious and comfortable for many passengers. As captains, John and Barb are experts at navigating the waters. We always feel like we're in good hands when sailing with them. Plus, they are both truly delightful people to spend time with ... interesting, engaging, and really, really fun! We would highly recommend a sailing excursion with them.
Mark & Tina
Captain John and Captain Barb will quickly become your new friends on the water. After talking with them a few minutes, you will feel like you have known them forever. They are wonderful hosts who have a knack for putting their guests at ease. Cruising with them is relaxing and a whole lot of fun! Their boat is beautiful and surprisingly spacious. We love sailing along the Michigan coast without the noise of an engine. It is so peaceful and serene. Every year, we look forward to scheduling our next outing.
Lori and Rick,
I always thought you had to go to the Caribbean to go on a Catamaran and here it was in my back yard all the time in South Haven. The service, ambiance and the ride were breath taking - words can not describe - I hope that everyone who takes the cruise has the same experience I did - words truly can not describe - I will definitely take another ride soon- thank you for the opportunity and for a time that will never be forgotten. It truly is The Cat's Meow!
Oak Forest, IL
Thank you so much for the great cruise. It was truly an experience we will never forget. You made us all feel incredibly comfortable. The boat is beautiful and spacious enough that none of us felt crowded despite having so many on board. You couldn't sail with any other people as nice as John & Barb. They are excellent captains and even better hosts.
The Soth Family
I couldn't have imagined a more perfect way to propose to my future wife!! Captain John and First Mate Joe made this night completely unforgettable.
Oh, my goodness!! This was the best day of my entire life. Captain John and First Mate Joe were fabulous and made this day as special as it was. This was the most romantic evening ever. I could have not asked for more of a perfect evening to be proposed to. I would highly recommend this to all you guys out there! I am the luckiest girl alive. Thank you for making this night absolutely perfect for us!
The future Mrs. David M
The forecast was calling for bad weather for our cruise day, but I don't think we could have asked for a more PERFECT day! The sunset was amazing! You both know how to make us feel warm & welcome and so comfortable! We appreciate you both and definitely be sending more people your way to experience such an awesome thing. Thank you!
Connie and Steve
The Cat's Meow cruise was easily the best part of our South Haven trip. It was one of the most beautiful sites I have or ever will see, and Captain John and his deckhand Joe were the nicest people you could ever meet. I would definitely recommend going on this charter, and will also be a guaranteed returning customer. Thank you so much for some great memories Capt. John.
Jeremy and Family
Battle Creek, MI.
John and Barb . . .Just a quick note to say that the cruise on Saturday afternoon to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary was AWESOME!!! You two are the greatest. . .the music was awesome, the lake, and most of all being on your beautiful boat was very awesome. Hope to sail with you again soon!!! Thanks again for a very enjoyable cruise.
Tom and Pat
Thanks so much for the pictures! We had a wonderful time, just sorry our boys couldn't join us. Maybe that is reason enough to schedule another cruise next summer! Amy will be talking about it for years to come and I know Joe sure enjoyed manning the sail and the wheel. I enjoyed the peacefulness and relaxation of it all and your willingness to wait on me hand and foot. Thanks again.
Cheryl and Joe
The cruise was fantastic! Perfect addition to our anniversary getaway. It was so enjoyable, you've convinced my wife that sailing is fun. Thanks for a memorable evening
Chris and Cheryl
Thank you so much, John and Barb, for making our 35th Anniversary so memorable. It was our first time sailing on a large catamaran and loved it. You took such attention to every detail of our cruise. Words cannot express how glad we are that we cruised with you. We have recommended your cruise to friends and will definitely do it again. Thank you so much for the photos you took and the care given to us.
Bob & Pat
The Cat's Meow was a fabulous boat trip out on Lake Michigan. The weather was perfect!! Captains John and Barb were so nice and catered to our every need; felt totally safe and secure with them. Loved everything about it and can't wait to go again. Highly recommend!!. Thanks so much for a FUN afternoon in South Haven, MI.
If I had to pick one thing for you to do while you are in Southwestern Michigan, this would be the hands down favorite. Captain John and Barb are living their dream. You will feel nothing but welcome as part of their ride. We had a great time on the boat. John and Barb really did a fantastic job ensuring that, making it a personal experience. Until you get home and see the over 100 photos they post for you to download, you don't realize how nice it is not having to take pictures and just take in the beauty and serenity that sailing has to offer on a large boat like this. We're telling all of our friends. We are going to bring a few of them along for our next ride.
Terry and Jenny
Paul and I want to thank you and also first mate Rick for the gorgeous Sunset cruise that took place on our 1st anniversary!! For the love of water Paul has, I wanted to do something special for him and you made that happen for us. I can't thank you enough for the memory of a very romantic, peaceful evening that we will both cherish. We enjoyed it so much tat you will be seeing us every year for our anniversary!! Thank you!!
Renee & Paul
Matt and I had a wonderful time on Cat's Meow. Barb extended a warm welcome as soon as the boat was in site and the hospitality continued from there. It was easy to see that John and Barb love their boat and love sharing Lake Michigan cruising with others. The boat was amazing and the extra touches (snacks, photos, music and more) provided by Barb and John made our afternoon sail a fun, relaxing and memorable experience. We hope to cruise again on Cat's Meow.
Kari and Matt
Fort Wayne, IN
Even though it threatened to rain and our cruise was postponed, Captains John and Barb still helped to make our wedding day as special as it could be. We will always remember our wedding day and how Captain John and Barb helped us to celebrate!
Connie and Haris
Byron Center, MI