"We Let Our Guests Do The Talkin'..."
July 2023

How do I love Whiskey Business? Let me count the ways!

1. Wade and Tippee truly make you feel like a guest in their home and treat you like family. They are the epitome of southern grace and hospitality!

2. Decision fatigue is a thing! Life and work has countless decisions to make everyday. When living on Whiskey Business you can trust Wade and Tippee to curate an incredible adventure and just sit back and enjoy the ride!

3. The comfort of the yacht is pure perfection and no detail has gone untouched. From the four inch thick mattress pads that make you feel like you’re sleeping on air to the high end toiletries Tippee stocks in every bathroom.

4. The food. Oh, the food. You would think an entire crew is in the kitchen preparing each meal! Right when you think one meal can’t get better than the last, they do.

5. Wade and Tippee know the islands, the region’s history, and it’s like being on board with your own personal tour guides! Pro tip: if you love to hike they can take you to the best spots.

6. There’s never a shortage of toys! From subwings to paddle boards to snorkeling…they have stocked the boat with everything you need to enjoy the outdoor recreation of the region.

We’ve spent two full week charters with Whiskey Business and are already planning our next trip!

June 2023

What a vacation! We had a blast on Whiskey Business! Tippee cooking gourmet meals for us and Wade taking us for unforgettable experiences! We toured St Thomas and St John before they took us to the British Virgin Islands! We went to the Baths and swam, snorkeled at the Indians. We saw several turtles, Bud and I both saw and swam with spotted eagle rays! The coral is amazing, so live and full of fish. We celebrated Chad Allinder, flying an Auburn and thing blue line flags. The food prepared for us was top notch. I still haven't figured out how Tippee can create such wonderful things in that tiny kitchen. We had lunch at a floating taco bar. Wade is a mixologist when it comes to cocktails. And as if that was not enough, they hired a 2 piece band to play off the back of the catamaran. We sailed part of the time which was very cool. And they have the sweetest dog named Bo who has his own instagram page! Look them up if you ever want to have a fantastic vacation. Personal service for sure and we made new friends we call family!

May 2023

This was our first trip to the Virgin Islands and cant imagine a better way to go! Captain Wade, Chef Tippee and their trusty Skipper, Bo, made it a trip of a lifetime. This sights were breathtaking sailing from cove to cove. We had unlimited activities from snorkeling, paddle boarding, lounging in the hammocks to exploring some of the islands famous attractions like The Baths and of course visiting some of the world-famous bars. The meals prepared by Tippee rivals 5-star restaurants and not only did Wade navigate the seas but he is also a master mixologist. From the moment we stepped onboard to the day we left a week later, we felt completely pampered.
April 2023

What an amazing experience in the Virgin Islands🌴Captain Wade and Tippee were so knowledgeable about the islands, great hosts and tons of fun. Chef Tippee has an amazing menu and every meal was fabulous😍 The accommodations were great! The boat is much prettier in person. Bathrooms more spacious than expected and the beds are SO comfy!! Can’t wait to sail again with Whiskey Business!

April 2023

Our expectations were completely exceeded on this wonderful vacation. Every day was beautiful from sun up to sun down. Whiskey Business was even more beautiful in person and extremely comfortable for us. Captain Wade and Tippee were extraordinary hosts in every way and Bo was the charming sidekick. From Tippee’s delicious meal after meal, to Capt Wade’s perfect tropical cocktail. The i ing on top of the cake was the day they surprised me with a birthday party, including a local band to play on the boat. They invited other boats from the area to join the fun, ensuring it will be a day we remember forever. It was perfect. They both made sure we explored areas we hadn’t seen before and taught us a lot about the local environment. Bo even enjoyed being our guide on several hikes. It was the perfect combination of relaxation and adventurous fun.
It is a pleasure to now call Wade, Tippee and Bo friends and we hope to join them again on a future sailing!

March 2023

We had an incredible week with Wade, Tippee, and Bo on Whiskey Business in March of 2023!

We cannot say enough about the boat and crew. The professionalism and care taken began with us on the introductory Zoom call a few months before when Wade and Tippee asked us about our likes and dislikes with regards to food and drink, coupled with our desired activities while we were on the boat. They were very responsive every time we had a question, from the Zoom call up until a day before our trip!

They explained our arrival in depth and as soon as we landed at the airport, with our taxi driver calling us to be sure we knew he was ready for us. The taxi ride was seamless and before we knew it, we were at the dock hopping on Whiskey Business. We cruised over to Christmas Bay and had a wonderful time meeting Wade, Tippee, and Bo in person and enjoyed a delicious first meal.

While I could go into in-depth detail about each day, it would require a novel! In essence, everything was outstanding. Wade and Tippee are skilled navigators and always seemed to find the calm waters. Tippee deserves her own 5 Star Michelin restaurant for the meals that she whipped up for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Capt. Wade always made sure our drinks were full and the coolers were stocked (the killa, is killer - you have been warned). As a note, be sure to try both Capt. Wade's bloody mary and his old fashioned.

The two made sure we got to see a new bay every day and were happy to supply paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, and anything we needed to enjoy some fun in the sun. They had great tips on snorkeling and hikes and showed us some beautiful parts of the island.

We had a birthday on board and Wade and Tippee organized Moss Henry (a local musician) to come and play a 2 hour concert on the back of the boat and it was so much fun! People from all over the bay came by and it was truly a one of a kind party. Additionally, one of our group members really wanted to fish and they made sure we checked that off the list too!

While Wade and Tippee were incredible, the boat was wonderful too! It was clean, incredibly well-organized, and had ample outside space - whether you wanted to be in the sun or in the shade. It is very well kept and had plenty of room for our party of six. Additionally, the boat is incredibly well stocked with koozies, microfiber beach towels, paddle boards, snorkel gear, and varying levels of SPF sunscreens.

All-in-all, it was an incredible week. Tippee's culinary talents are second to none and every meal was both unique and outstanding. Wade's cocktails were delicious and he made sure that you were always topped off and that your beer was always cold. The two worked tirelessly to ensure that we were having a good time, were well taken care of, and got to enjoy the experiences we wanted to. Early on in the trip, the feeling that Wade and Tippee were just working on a boat we were on switched quickly to a feeling that we were enjoying our trip with lifelong friends. It hurt to get off the boat on Sunday for a variety of reasons, but Wade, Tippee, and Bo accounted for many of those reasons.

Bo deserves his own paragraph. He is the coolest dog, has the prettiest blue eyes, and was always excited to see us each morning. He also enjoyed tagging along on a few of our adventures. On the last day he seemed to linger on top of our clothes (to prevent us from packing) and we were so sad to tell him goodbye on Sunday.

Not only was this an outstanding trip, but we left feeling like we had made two lifelong friends in Wade and Tippee, and a new four-legged friend in Bo. We highly recommend chartering with Whiskey Business and can't thank them enough for their hard work and hospitality. We hope to see y'all again soon!

January 2023

We took our family on a week long trip on Whiskey Business and I cannot say enough great things about it. Wade, Tippee and Bo made it the best vacation ever. Tippee's food was delicious, Wade's Pain Killers were plentiful and Bo was always a willing partner for a hike. From lobster hunting, sea turtles, eels, nurse sharks, starfish and hikes, there was always something to do. So many memories were made on this trip and we can't wait to do it again!

December 2022
This charter is mind-blowing and fabulous. I’m sure there are many options but I can guarantee that the food, hospitality, and attentiveness of Captain Wade and his beautiful wife Tippee is unparalleled!!! We arrived as acquaintances and left as family!  It’s extraordinarily relaxing, surreal scenery, fun things to do (paddle boards, snorkeling, swimming, hiking……whatever your heart desires. 

The most important nuance of the entire trip was we were all made to feel welcome, accepted, and very cared-for. Tippee is worthy of her chef credentials and Wade can mix you a killer drink (my favorite was the Painkillers!) so get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy what is a TRUE vacation. I certainly hope to visit again soon!!! 
December 2022

I had the honor to be a part of a celebration of life for our dear friend who had past earlier this year. It was gifted by the wonderful owners of Whiskey Business! Tippee and Wade were such amazing hostesses and made our trip perfect! Their catamaran was super clean and beds super comfy! Tippee went out of her way to make my trip comfortable since I have a food allergy, Celiac’s disease, and cooked my meals separate and especially for me and from cross contamination. She took time out and doubled checked with me to reassure what I could eat which was amazing, delicious, fresh and full of flavor! Wade is an amazing mixologist and always created some wonderful tasty island cocktails. He also made sure we were comfortable and safe when we were paddle boarding, snorkeling and swimming. He is the perfect Captain! He explained every bay we visited and is highly knowledgeable on what areas to visit. He took pride in his catamaran and it showed! We also fell in love with their sweet dog Bo. Very well behaved and brought smiles to our faces with his handsome, calm demeanor and gorgeous blue eyes! I can certainly say we have gained special close friendships and can easily call them family. I can’t thank them enough for their generosity! You won’t be disappointed! Thank you Tippee, Wade, and Bo!

December 2022

This charter trip was a once and a lifetime trip! Wade and Tippie are such genuine people and certainly take pride in their business. Whiskey Business boat was meticulously clean and well stocked with our preferred drink and food. The fresh gourmet meals prepared by Tippie was full of flavor, and the presentation was just as delightful as well. We enjoyed the drink of the day as we spent most of the time basking in the sun on the sun deck and in the hammocks. We also enjoyed the water activities and going ashore for some retail therapy. I will forever cherish this trip as it was a trip that was gifted by Wade and Tippie in honor of our dear friend who passed recently this year. This speaks volumes to Wade and Tippie’s sincerity, as this was their special friend as well. They not only ensured we enjoyed our time, but most importantly embrace this trip to remember our family member/friend. Last but not least, Bo their dog was an added bonus who provided pet therapy and guide dog for hiking. Thank you again for your hospitality, words can’t even express my gratitude! We literally boarded the boat as a friend, but left as family!

November 2022

We just returned from our fantastic all star trip on Whiskey Business with Wade & Tippee. A total 5 star trip! We miss it so much already! 🌴⛵️ what a fabulous time we all had! The boat was so much roomier and luxurious than we could have imagined, the meals we way more gourmet than we could have imagined! Tippee is amazing with what she could cook in her kitchen, and Wade’s competence with the boating and bar tending were spectacular! He was so accommodating with setting us up for snorkeling, retrieving us in the dingy 😜, taking care of all the details, even figuring out all our favorite drinks! We miss you! How we will we ever be able to take care of ourselves again?!

July 2022

We chartered on Whiskey Business June 15 - 22, 2022. From the moment we stepped aboard, Tippee, Wade, & Bo welcomed us and made us feel at home, on their home. The five of us could not have experienced a better week. It was flawless and pure enjoyment. We were in a stress free environment. They took care of everything and there was nothing too difficult for Tippee and Wade to do for us.

We sailed; we swam; we fished; we hiked; we snorkeled; we paddled on the SUPs; we spent time on a beach and had lunch delivered to us by Tippee and Wade. And, we helped celebrate Tippee’s birthday with a live music concert on board. With all of those activities, there was still time to relax, read, chat and laugh together. It was perfect!

We chose the all inclusive option and are so glad we did. Tippee is an exemplary chef. She made magic happen in the galley. No matter whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we were never disappointed. The meals from the galley rival 5 star restaurants, thanks to Tippee’s expertise and innovations. Wade is an excellent captain. But, also, his ability to mix up a variety of delicious drinks is simply the best. Again, never disappointed. He was continually making sure we we had the equipment needed for all our aquatic adventures. And, Bo was a wonderful companion for our sailing adventure. Bo charmed us all, greeting us every morning with loving nudges and kisses.

This vacation and our time aboard Whiskey Business with Tippee, Wade, & Bo was just wonderful! We felt comfortable, pampered, and loved. We cherish the memories we have from this wonderful and memorable vacation. Our time together has made us lifelong friends and we look forward to another adventure in the future We all recommend trying a sailing charter on Whiskey Business. You will not be disappointed.

Diane, Page, Missy, Donna , & Denise

June 2022

Our family of four just finished a week with Tippee and Wade on Raisin’ Sail charters and had a fantastic time. They did a great job making sure they knew what we were hoping for, and handled everything - planning and logistics, drinks and meals, activities and outings, safety, and comfort - beautifully.

The boat cabins and shared spaces were spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, the drinks and meals were outstanding, we had just the right combination of activities and down time, and Tippee and Wade were generally just a great team at making sure we were taken care of at every step. And on top of all of that, they were fun to be around and became instant friends.

Highly recommend!

June 2022

If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime vacation… this is it!! Tippee and Wade are the best pair you can ask for! And Bo makes you feel right at home these two gave us the best experience we could have asked for! From incredible meals, beautiful destinations, and memories we will never forget. This is a must do. Wade is so attentive and an amazing Captain. He had us laughing the entire trip! Tippee will have you never wanting to leave the boat in fear you might miss one of her delicious treats! Be ready to leave with happy hearts and snug pants highly recommend this trip for families, friends, couples, and for all ages!!

May 2022
Diane and I had an incredible week on Whiskey Business (best name ever)!!! Wade, who I knew from a prior work life, and Tippee were excellent hosts and friends to us. They made us feel at “home”. While we thought we would mainly hang out on the boat (which we did a lot), we tried everything they had to offer: snorkeling, paddle-boarding, hiking, hammocks, music, etc. Having tracked their Facebook page for over a year, we knew Tippee’s food would be excellent, and it surpassed our expectations. We even got to be the 1st ones to try the new pizza oven, and the pizza was great. And we must shout out to Wade as an excellent mixologist! They took us to beautiful bays and cities and recommended various places to drink and eat and none disappointed.

As Wade and Tippee say…….DREAM IT. THEN DO IT!
May 2022
Not enough words to describe how fabulous our experience was on Whisky Business! From the first phone call with Tippee to the moment we left with 2 new friends- absolutely fantastic. The food was fun, delicious and set the tone for a great meal every time. Tippee & Wade opened up their home to us and that's what it felt like - home on the water. Thank you Captain Wade, Tippee & our favorite 4 legged friend - Bo; for changing the way we look at travel!!
April 2022

Thank you Tippee & Wade for an incredible week! We knew we were in for something special. I’d been stalking your fb page for months! We had a dream week full of fun & surprises! We took our girls, ages 10 & 8, & they had the best time! They loved Tippee’s crepes & pancakes & Bo!! The food was fabulous! The drinks plentiful & refreshing! They took us to the most beautiful moorings & sights! Our guard dog, Bo, led us and kept us on the beaten path for all of our hikes! The rooms are super clean, beautifully decorated & cozy for a restful night of sleep! Each morning we enjoyed coffee at the helm & spent our days snorkeling, hiking & relaxing! Do not hesitate to book with Whiskey Business! We hope to return sooner than later! Cannot imagine a better couple, charter or way to enjoy the USVI!

April 2022
We had an amazing week long charter in March 2022. An unforgettable vacation!! I miss waking up and having to decide between snorkeling, paddle boarding, spending time on the beach or hiking. Bo the boat dog was the best boy and was an excellent leader on hikes - he knew where to go! Tippee makes the best meals (we still talk about what she could accomplish in such a small kitchen) and we looked forward to Wade's whiskey drinks!
I was honestly surprised with the quality of the shower and the beds were quite comfortable. The worst thing we could complain about was the few moments of rain! I couldn't recommend a sailing trip on Whiskey Business more.
April 2022

Food and hospitality were wonderful. Tippee and Wade were able to show us all the great parts of St John while having a home base of a boat! An awesome experience that we would recommend! We completed all the activities that we asked for.

April 2022

Checked a bucket list item off with a trip to St Thomas and St John. Spent a couple days at a hotel on St Thomas then toured St John and it’s National Park with Raisin’Sail Island Charters on Whiskey Business. The girls took a introduction to scuba class and went on their first dive. We snorkeled with sea turtles, we hiked to see petroglyphs and old sugar mill ruins, we laughed and ate. We spent 4 nights moored in National park waters. We come home well rested. Thank you Wade & Tippee Bishop Ball for taking such good care us and opening your boat and sharing you dog Bo with us. It was a week we will never forget.

March 2022

On our last day of a weeklong charter on Whiskey Business, I asked our 11-year-old son what was his favorite part of this vacation. He didn't even have to think about his answer. EVERYTHING. That was his answer. EVERYTHING. I realized then it was my answer, too. There was no way I could pinpoint the best part of the week living aboard one of the most beautiful boats in one of the most beautiful places with two of the most beautiful people, Captain Wade and Chef Tippee. We felt safe and comfortable in the capable hands of Captain Wade, who navigated the waters of the USVI as if he'd been doing it since birth. We were treated each and every meal with home-cooked love - every meal felt like a special Sunday supper. The boat itself felt like home in its comfort and in how welcoming Wade and Tippee made us feel. I could truly go on and on and on. I'll just leave this strong recommendation with this. My husband and I have traveled quite a bit and we both said, bar none, a week on Whiskey Business was the best vacation of our lives. Little moments made for big memories and we'll be back to make some more. xxoo

March 2022

This was a big bucket list trip for us an it was exceptional. Tippee and Wade and Bo are great hosts and the experience could not have been better. The food was gourmet, and they accommodated our tastes. The boat toys 6' paddle board, other paddle boards, big floatie, tent and chairs for the beach...we had everything we needed. Great experience with a floating taco bar and a boat concert!

February 2022

We were so HONORED to have Whiskey Business host our wedding! Captain Wade and Tippee Ball are a complete 5 Star Service . We highly recommend them and their vessel for your next USVI excursion. We chartered for a week with friends and had a trip of a lifetime! And the accommodations and food are DIVINE!!

February 2022

What an absolutely incredible journey it has been this past week. Tippee and Wade and their dog Bo were the best hosts on their catamaran…Whiskey Business! We’ve made new, life-long friends and look forward to getting together again with them in the near future! This mighty Duo invited us aboard with open arms. Wade is the super captain of his boat and Tippee was a five star chef, turning out three incredible meals for eight people in that kitchen daily. Unbelievable! They will exceed your expectations in every way possible. We highly recommend chartering with them. We look forward to our next journeys with Tippee and Wade aboard Whiskey Business!

February 2022

Where to begin… what started off as a wedding week on the WhiskeyBusiness ended with life long friendships! Wade & Tippee are truly the most genuine people you will ever meet. Their soul purpose is to see you have an incredible experience on the Whiskey Business, as they invite you into their home, they are serving you memories I’m sure you have never experienced before. Wade is an incredible Captain, I felt completely safe at all times with his expertise and capabilities. Tippee is there to make sure you have the best food possible and is quite the chef indeed and all the food she prepares in just a little galley kitchen. Trust me, you will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!! We laughed, we cried, we bonded over drinks and well prepared gourmet food. The stories that were told had great belly laughs and you knew you would be sad to see it all come to an end. Wade & Tippee know the very best places to take you. You can hike, relax, water board, what ever you can dream, you can do on this catamaran. The accommodations were top notch. Each have their own bathroom as well. The beds were comfortable also. No TV folks, but don’t worry, you will forget about that . There’s no need when you’re in paradise. The best advise is this… DON'T OVER THINK THIS TRIP, just book it before it’s too late. Wether it’s for your family or close friends, you will have the trip you’ve always dreamed. Thank you, Wade & Tippee, I miss y’all’s sweet faces already!! till next time… oh wait, how can I forget BO, that’s the cutest blue eyed pup with you will EVER meet. Must like fur babies bc Bo is the first mate on this sail. Id say he was partial to me, but that be a lie, bc apparently he LOVES everyone

January 2022

What an amazing experience on Whiskey Business between Christmas and New Years!  You could not ask for better hosts with Wade, Tippee, and Bo.  It truly was a vacation of a lifetime for our family.  It was the perfect mix of relaxation and activity for our family of 5 including kids 10, 13 and 15.  What better way to celebrate a kid’s birthday and New Years Eve. Wade and Tippee accommodated all of our requests and I couldn’t be happier with the experience, minus the few pounds gained on the trip, from all the fantastic meals.  We look forward to our next trip on Whiskey Business.

January 2022

A week on Whiskey Business with Tippee Wade was our first chartered sailing experience, and thanks to such an incredible experience, it wont be our last! PERFECT family vacation. A great balance between relaxation, family time and various activities - hiking, island exploration, snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc. Wade and Tippee's hospitality and easy going nature made us feel relaxed and welcome, and they did everything possible to customize the trip to exceed our expectations - which they did! Can't even begin to say enough about the food and cocktails. It was an amazing week!

January 2022

Our sailing trip on the Whiskey Business was perfect! We had 4 nights and five days of delicious and beautifully prepared food, we went to many different gorgeous coves where they had all the fun toys, boards, snorkel gear and anything we wanted to play in the ocean and they also took us to shore for trail hikes with gorgeous views! It was everything we dreamed of and our grown children were amazed! Our captains Tippee and Wade Ball were so kind, fun and informative so we could also learn all about the islands and their history! This was our second trip and can’t wait to book again!!

January 2022

Our family chartered the Whiskey Business with Wade, Tippee, and Below deck Bo!!! We had the most incredible week. Wade and Tippee know all of the best beaches, restaurants, and activities to recommend! The boat is beautiful and they have super fun ocean toys! Tippee’s cooking was so amazing and Wade is a great bartender! We all left saying this was our favorite vacation we’ve taken! Thank you Whiskey Business!!!!!

December 2021

Tippee and Wade Ball are the best ever!! Book your trip now because they are in high demand…we’ve sailed for many years and will say without a doubt this charter ranked as high as any…they’re so accommodating and fun!

November 2021

Our week on Whiskey Business with Tippee and Wade was absolutely a dream come true. All of the food photos from the last week were our meals and each one was more delicious than the next. From the moment we boarded, our journey was incredible. From swimming in the crystal turquoise water and hiking to see breathtaking ruins to just being immersed in the quiet and serenity of our surroundings, this was an unforgettable experience. Even though we had just met Wade and Tippee, it felt like hanging out with old friends. And, did I mention the food? This was a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving because we were constantly reminded of so many things that we are thankful for, including choosing Whiskey Business for our dream vacation.

July 2021
It was the best experience of our lives. Wade and Tippee are wonderful people who accommodated to our every want.
You won’t find a better Catamaran trip!!
July 2021
Tippee and Wade are amazing!
They took great care of us on our day charter and we can’t wait to go back!!
June 2021
We cannot say enough wonderful things about our time on Whiskey Business. Wade, Tippee, & Bo were the most incredible hosts & we had the experience of a lifetime! We visited the most beautiful coves/keys & ate the most delicious food. We feel blessed to have celebrated your first anniversary chartering and cannot wait to sail with you again!!!
Dan, Leah, Jensen, & Kaycee
May 2021

My husband and I and our 4 kids just finished 3 days on Whiskey Business and we CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS! The boat is beautiful and comfortable and Tippee is possibly the best cook I’ve ever had make me a meal… and if that’s not enough Wade and Tippee are 2 of the absolute nicest people you will ever meet. My 9 year old son followed Wade around like he’d met a rockstar, asking him a million questions and Wade was SO kind. If you’ve been looking to book a charter, look no father. It doesn’t get better than Whiskey Business. We can’t wait to book it again.

April 2021

Wow...just wow!! So much fun and so many sweet memories made. Thank you Michael Snider for such an awesome trip!! Thank you to our awesome hosts Tippee and Wade Ball, you guys made us feel right at home and we can't thank you enough for the incredible food, sightseeing and endless smiles!

April 2021
I have no words for the incredible time we had this spring break with Raisin’Sail Island Charters. If you’re looking for an amazing family trip, look no further. Wade Ball and Tippee Bishop Ball made us feel like family the minute we set foot on the boat. They accommodated all of the kids favorite foods and had an entire menu prepared just for James’ allergies. This will be a trip none of us will ever forget!!!
March 2021

We had an amazing charter with Tippee, Capt Wade and of course sweet Beau! We sailed around all of St. John stopping from Maho Bay to Christmas Cove. Limeout floating taco bar in Coral Bay was a hit! Each destination was breathtaking. We have traveled a lot of places and never experienced such an amazing trip. The food, drinks, and island views were amazing! Book Whiskey Business! You won’t regret it!