"Don't wake up one morning wishing you had done the things you only dreamed of"

Simon in the Ionian May 2018

   "Our job is to see that our guests sailing holidays far exceed their expectations"
Simon Gilmore - Skipper and owner of Deep Blue International

"Whether or not you're a competent sailor yourself, Simon Gilmore and his team run a highly organised and efficient business and they will give you the yachting holiday of your life! Simon Gilmore is professional but he is also charming, great company, inspirational and a brilliant skipper. Simon is simply unbeatable. I can't speak highly enough of him and can't wait to sail with him again."
R. Evans Thomas – (Meanstreak Marketing)

"Simon Gilmore is a superb skipper, great entertainer, totally dependable and well organised. He is also a true professional. The people that work with Simon respect him and it shows in the way he operates. Simon manages his business far better than I have seen in many other companies in the yachting industry."
J. Cobb – (Lewis Cobb & Associates)      



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sharing wonderful experiences with friends & families

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Private holidays, Honeymoons, Weddings & Special events


Happy couple Greece Jimbo  Penny sail to Hydra KS marriage on boardBBQ cooper Island  Guests in Lakka July 2013 Pat Simon Jane



 Happy memories last forever

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October 2019:
Holiday feedback form October 2019:

Did your sailing holiday meet your expectations?

Absolutely it did!

Were you happy with the yacht you chartered?

The boat was lovely !

Were you happy with our service before and during your charter?

We were given so much assistance before we booked and felt so well looked after right through the whole booking process. Our skipper was so great, we had a fab week and learned so much !

Would you be happy to recommend DBI to others?

Already have!!

Overall, was your holiday a success?

Yes it was a huge success. Thank you

Any other comments?
We would really like to go again next year and try a different area.
Rosemary, George, Lucy and Erin xx

Holiday feedback form October 2019:

Did your sailing holiday meet your expectations?

100 percent !

Were you happy with the yacht you chartered?

100 percent !

Were you happy with our service before and during your charter?

1000 percent !  Couldn’t ask for more !

Would you be happy to recommend DBI to others?

I am already and will continue to do so !!

Overall, was your holiday a success?

Yes a memorable birthday and milestone in life.  Thanks for the champagne.  It was a lovely touch !!

Any other comments?

Skipper Kostas did a great job and his focus always was our safely and the safely of the boat. He also arranged a perfect meal for my birthday and was so lovely to the kids.   A lovely man and a great trip !
Many thanks from Paula, Matt and the boys.

September 2019:
We loved every miniute of our holiday, it was just the best week ever. We will tell all our friends about DBI and we will be back!
Thanks from all the Wiltshires xx

August 2019:
We had a great time in the Sporades. Thanks to Simon and the team.
David, Debs and the crew

July 2019:
Great holiday and thanks a million to DBI for everything. It was such a fun week.
Sofie and Jerry.

July 2019:
Thanks to DBI for arranging such a terrific sailing vacation for us. Everything worked perfectly.
It was our first bareboat charter and a little nervous to start, but your advice and support made it so much easier and we didn't have any issues. Definitley be back again next year. Thank you!
Mary, Roger, Daniel and Kate xx

June 2019:
Thanks so much for sending these pictures!  They’re great and I will add them to the album I’ll be putting together. Thanks so much for making it a truly memorable family holiday!
Yamas !!
XxxAnn and Jim and family


June 2019:
Having travelled from the US to Greece for the first time and not really knowing what to expect, we can truly say we had a ball! A big thanks to our skipper, Simon for giving us a great time and showing us all the lovely places we visited.
Dave, Rebecca, Charlie and Trini. 

May 2019:
Thanks so much for such a great holiday. It was probably one of our best family holidays ever!
To Simon, our skipper, thanks for looking after us all and for your patience and professionalism.
Katherine, Brian and family.


May 2018:
Thanks for making our holiday so enjoyable, we have loved every minute of it. Great skipper and great fun
Cheryl, Roger, Brian Liz, Kathryn and Robbo x

May 2018:
We had so much fun on our sailing holiday with our phenomenal skipper, Simon. Thanks for making it so special.
Arve, Vibekke, Johnny, Katrine, Tom & Gry from Norway x

August 2017:

Dear DBI,
The holiday was amazing -  full moon rise swim with the kids at midnight, percy meteorite shower on deck, amazing skipper, wonderful warm sea, kids learnt to all dive and sail a little and on it goes.   We LOVED it!!!

The villa was also amazing and 5 star and a lovely way to wind down and get some sleep ( it was hot on the boat).. but the boat was the fav part of course.  That said we used the free watersports most days and the boys really got a lot out of that

We were so impressed and the team there were incredible!

First class two weeks and memories that will last a long long time

Thank you!

Paula Tully and family


March 2017: 

We had a wonderful holiday in the BVI !
The memory of the colour of the sea, the beautiful bays, the warmth of the sun and good company will stay with us and keep us going now we're back in the winter rains in Wales. 
Thank you both for taking such good care of us as always. See you again soon!
Jane & Tony Baron x

August 2016:
We wanted you to know we had a fantastic time sailing between Tuscany and Corsica.
Antonio was a terrific skipper and we had a great time with him. Susy cooked us delicious meals and we would be delighted to be back on a boat with them again. It was a very memorable holiday and all thanks to you for organising this and to Antonio the skipper.
Liam & Joelle

July 2016:
A huge thanks for such a wonderful and happy holiday. We all loved Greece and in particular, Hydra.
It was by far the best family holiday we have had in ages. Great skipper and hostess, great fun and very happy memories -Thank you so much DBI!
Sharon, David, Miles and Richard x

June 2016:

We had the most amazing time & will always cherish the memories. It far exceeded all our expectations & your skipper, Vagelis, was a delight – he looked after us very well, was very entertaining & worked out the perfect route for us.
We spent 2 days in Hydra as we loved it so much –could easily have just stayed there !
We are already planning another trip, this time departing from Lefkas to take in kefalonia.
See you soon!
Sophie, Angela,Jane,Jacqueline,Kelly & Lee xx

June 2016: 

We had an absolutely fabulous sailing trip. Thank you!
Vagelis and Katerina were amazing, the ‘kids’ and Katerina got on particularly well which added to their experience. 
We all now have a group messenger page!!
 am waiting for the kids to put together a photo montage and will forward it on to you.

Thank you for all of your help and organisation, it really was an amazing experience!

Kind Regards
Cheryl Green and family

May 2016:
This is a just to say a big thanks to you for organising another lovely sailing holiday. We all really enjoyed it and seeing Simon, again. We wont leave it so long until the next time!
Tony, Jane, Katie, Leigh and Ann x

May 2016: About Simon Gilmore
"Superb Skipper, great entertainer, totally dependable and organised.
If I were at sea in a gale, I'd want to have Simon Gilmore with me."
J. Cobb

March 2016:

Hi Simon,
Our holiday in the BVI
was fantastic. We loved every minute ! Food was fabulous; everyone made an effort; and I'm sure before you know it we'll be saying "here I am" all over again !
Thanks for everything you did to make it so successful.

 Dr Ruth of the Rock Solid Crew x


March 2016:

Dear Simon and Pat,
The holiday we had with you surpassed any expectations and was definitely 'THE  ultimate holiday of a lifetime'.
You were both outstanding.....always anticipating each individual wants rather than needs.....and were flexible with our route.
The meals on board were sumptuous  and the little pre dinner treats divine.
The boat was always discretely cleaned and tidy and you both did a wonderful job.
I was so grateful to you for thinking about my fear of getting on and off the raft and onto the reef to snorkel with Ruth holding onto me ... Your outside of the box brilliant idea of the rope and tender and how in the end you hauled me back on afterwards.

Felt so happy. Thanks to all of you and all the laughter and happy memories.
Sally Frankenberg.


September 2015:
We had such a great week. Many thanks for everything!
Mark & Marte x

September 2015:
We had a fantastic Honeymoon on the boat and many thanks for everything and looking after us so well.
It was truly fantastic!
Andrew & Mel.

eptember 2015:
Thank you so much. We had the most amazing time and wish we were still there!
Hopefully see you soon.
Sophie and Carl. 

June 2015.
Jane and I had a really fantastic week and want to thank you and NIkki for looking after us so well...!
Very best wishes from David Green and Jane Seymour

May 2015.
Another great week sailing in Greece. Thanks again for everything!
Roy, Karen, David, Debbie, Jon and Diane

March 2015 BVI
Many thanks for another great holiday. The BVI was wonderful and m
any thanks for all your efforts and, of course, your company.
We are on standby until next time!
Jon and Diane Gillam

February 2014
From Kevin & Sarah Crockett - Married on our yacht in the British Virgin Islands, Feb 14th 2014.

We would like to send our heartfelt thanks for making our wedding and honeymoon so very special. We expected it to be memorable but it was far, far greater than anything we hoped for. Words cannot describe!
Thank you so much for everything you did to make it extremely special.

July 2013
Many thanks for another fantastic couple of weeks. We had such a great time and will send some photos soon.
Rob & Kerry W. & Kids! x

July 2013
A big thank you for such a brilliant holiday!
You saved us hours by being able to recommend restaurants etc and your confidence in handling the boat reassured us first time sailors.

August 2012
Hi Simon
It was great to have the two of you as Skipper and hostess. The girls all said there was no stress and they all enjoyed the week. Thanks for all
R & A Harding


July 2012
Thank you so much for making our holiday so special. We appreciate all your patience and hard work in "showing us the ropes" as well as so many idillic beauty spots.
Greg and Jane Jones.


July 2012
Thanks for an awesome week of sailing, swimming, music, riddles and sun!
Theo J.

July 2012
Thank you for showing us such a great time
Lawrence Jones.

June 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed the week and, as always Simon, it was great to see you again. It was a very chilled week. Good food, good company, lots of laughs and you will see us again soon!
Miles P.

May 2012
Dear DBI
We really enjoyed our week in May and your skipper Dylan clearly knows his stuff, was a very nice man and great with the boys. Many thanks and we hope to do the Ionian next time.
P & S Riley

May 2012
We had a fab week and thanks so much for everything. We are definitley up for another week in 2013.
Gary D.

September 2011
Whether or not you're a competent sailor yourself, Simon Gilmore and his team will give you the yachting holiday of your life!
Charming, great company and a brilliant skipper, Simon and  DBI are simply unbeatable, and affordable. I can't speak highly enough of DBI and can't wait to go again.
R. Evans Thomas


September 2011
Superb skipper,great entertainer,totally dependable and well organised


 September 2011
We had a great time and very much appreciated your help, experience and in particular, your company
Many thanks

Steve & Lorraine

August 2011

We all had a great time on our very first family sailing holiday, and again many thanks for looking after us

Jim & Ann

June 2011

This is
Just a quick note to say thank you from John and I for a lovely week in Greece last week. We had a great time seeing so many different places and having so many experiences and it was lovely to think that I we had not forgotten all there is to sailing after so many years.
Linda & John

February 2011

Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you both very much for a fantastic week’s sailing in the BVI. It could not have turned out any better. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, Glenn & Dee in particular have become true converts!!
It was a great pleasure to be sailing with you both and we hope to be able to organise something again in the future.
Jonathan & Angela


September 2010

We would like to thank DBI for organising our last minute sailing holiday. Everything worked like clockwork and your crew ashore and on the boat were very kind and helpful. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending DBI to anyone and I have already told all our friends about you.
Thanks again.
Vanessa, Stuart, Caroline, Colin and Jodie

July 2010

Our sailing holiday from Athens to Corfu was just fantastic. Many thanks for organising such a great week.
We have all agreed we will do it again soon. Please pass on our sincere thanks to your skipper, Simon who made it all so easy and gave us the time of our lives!
John, Melissa, Andy and Jen

June 2010

We had a fantastic week in the Ionian. The boat was really nice and your skipper, Simon and hostess, Pat were just brilliant!
We will be back next year with a few friends.
Best wishes and many thanks for a great holiday.
Peter & Carol

May 2010
Thank you for a wonderful week.
Simon, we felt very safe in your capable hands and your company made our holiday!

And thank you for introducing us to lots of new and wonderful experiences. We've decided we really like sailing and boats!
Lol Lee & Sarah

August 2009

Dear DBI,
This is just to thank you for organising a great summer holiday for us in Greece. I know how hard you work to see that your guests have a great time and we certainly did! Please send my thanks to skipper George for looking after us and also to Simon and his team for making sure all our plans came together. You have been really great and we will definitley come again.
Again thanks
Colin and Sheila Jenkins

July 2009

Client comments from DBI Worldwide Yachting Customer Feedback form:
Thank you for your excellent service. We appreciated the phone calls we received to discuss details prior to the holiday. We were happy with the yacht you provided and Simon Gilmore was the perfect skipper. Our sailing holiday exceeded our expectations and we will be booking another holiday with DBI.
Very happy to recommend DBI to other people.

Tony & Jane B

May 2009

A big thanks to all for a great week. Really enjoyed the time on the boat and a big thank you to all for the excellent company. Simon, as always a big thank you for organising the week, they just keep getting better!

John R.

Sept 2008.

We had a fab time with you in Greece. It was one of those last minute ideas that just worked.
Many thanks for a great week. Hope to see you soon


July 2008

A Big Thank You

Thank you so much for a fabulous holiday, definitely one of the best. I wanted to also let you struck a lovely balance between being professional & friendly. Simon we appreciated the care and responsibility you took for us & Pat for your kindness in all the little touches which were so appreciated. We both feel relaxed and rejuvenated & can't wait for the next time. Do Call & see us if you are ever up in this part of the world.

All the best
Jonathan Angela & Phoebe
PS. Phoebe said she was missing your jokes!

July 2008

Thanks for everything. We had a great time and the yacht was lovely. Can you sort something out for us in the BVI for next Jan/Feb or anywhere else you can recommend?

Kind regards
Alison J.

July 2008

Many thanks to Simon and Pat for looking after us so well on the yacht. We loved Greece and will be back for another week next year. Will call you soon to discuss the options. We’d like a week on the yacht and a week in a hotel. Can you suggest somewhere?

Best regards
Dave H.

Sept 2007

Many thanks to Simon and Patricia for a wonderful holiday in Croatia.

We all agreed it was the best family holiday we’ve had in ages.
It was lovely to meet you and we really enjoyed sailing with you and I promise we will be back with you again next year to do Greece.

Best regards
Richard, Sarah, George & Florence.

Aug 2007

This is to say thanks for a very good holiday. We all enjoyed the company of your crew and the boat was excellent. We’ll speak soon to arrange something for next year. We quite fancy the Caribbean, can you send us some ideas?
Please pass on our thanks to your Skipper and his crew.

Kind regards
John S.

Aug 2006

Having just returned to the office after two weeks sailing round the Greek islands, I know where I’d rather be! I just wanted to say a big thanks to you for a splendid holiday for us. It was the first time we had taken a sailing holiday and were a little apprehensive at first. However your skipper, Simon made us all feel so relaxed that it all seemed so easy. We had a wonderful time. Thanks for providing such a lovely yacht, it was much bigger than we thought and a big thanks to Simon for his excellent skippering, friendship and encouragement. We will definitely do it again.

Peter, Helen, Catherine and Mel

March 2006

Many thanks for everything in St. Marten last month. I’m sure we’ll do it again. I can’t remember when I had so much fun. Great sailing, sunshine and company!

Morris, Sandy & the gang
New York

July 2006

This is just to say thanks for making our holiday the best ever. Everything worked so well it was just great. Thanks to Simon for his teaching and patience. Also we enjoyed his Prawns! It was a lovely holiday and the boat was just perfect.

Thanks again
Joyce M

June 2006

We wanted to thank you for organising a very enjoyable week’s sailing for us last week. We all had a lovely time and a very relaxing holiday. Please pass on our thanks to your skipper, who was fab. We have passed your details onto some friends who will be calling you soon. Hope to see you next year

Jill and Tony



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