Testimonials 2016-12-07T19:48:10+00:00

My group had tons of fun on the beautiful boat on Friday!  Captain Mike and the whole crew were great and everyone had a blast.  We will definitely be back for more fun in the future!  Thanks for all your help!

p.s. The catering turned out great.  I highly recommend II Brothers for your guests in the future!

Elaine Warnecke - Capital One, Home Loans Division


I am sooooooooooooooooooooooo Happy! Thank you Captain Mike for responding to my initial inquiry.  I appreciate your prompt responses via text.  I was excited about the idea of chartering a boat to celebrate my mother and Pastor of our church in Fort Worth, Tx.  This 70th Birthday event was awesome and it will never be forgotten!  The changes were uncomfortable because I didn’t know what to expect.  But looking back it was all necessary to make this day as special as it was and the way God wanted. 🙂  The boat is Lovely! We had plenty of room. JOY is a doll and we all love her! The entire crew made this event flow as smoothly as possible and I have NO complaints!  Everyone and everything was great!  It was like sailing with life long friends. I had no worries at all. The weather was what it was, but it didn’t stop anything on our end.. The Capt. did an awesome job and we are so pleased.  We are all still talking about it and anticipating the pictures so that we can share with you all.

Joy mentioned the church coming and doing something one Sunday morning and the Pastor is considering it.  And we are ready whenever she is. LOL

There is so much I can say I’m trying to get it all out. To sum it all up! Everything was Great!

I highly recommend your services and look forward to using them again.

I pray many continued blessings to you and your staff at both locations.

Elisabeth Christopher - The Insurance Lady

I told everyone to get on your mailing list!  Thank you so much!  Captain Chris was great!  The crew was helpful & professional.  Event was a huge success & everyone loved it!

Maieve Gallup - Mortgage Family

Dear Michael,

You have blessed the students of Fort Worth Christian School with your wonderful donation to the FWC Auction. Because you gave, we were able to raise more than $102,000 for the excellent programs in the Elementary, Middle and High Schools. This is the most money ever raised at an FWC Auction! We could not have done it without your most generous donation.

Your support is making a difference in the lives of 760 students attending the school!

Suzan Jenkins - Fort Worth Christian School

Dear Michael,

Thank you very much for your in-kind donation of auction items to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County for our 2015 Chrysalis Ball. Our Board of Directors, staff and especially our children, thank you for your commitment to making the 2015 Chrysalis Ball’s auction incredible with your donation.

The Chrysalis Ball is our single largest fundraising event of the year. The theme for this year’s event was “A Timeless Mission”, signifying that we have been serving the youth of this area since 1968. Nationally, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America has served children for over 150 years. As our communities continue to experience unbelievable growth, our needs to serve more and more children increase also.

This year we had over 950 attendee and volunteers that helped our Gala the most successful ever. Our preliminary figures show we will have over $925,000 in gross revenue before expenses. Because of your support and generosity, thousands of children in Collin County will have a safe and supportive place to attend once the school day is done. We will also be able to continue to provide the programs and assistance that enable all our young people, especially those that need us most, to become productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Thank you for supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County and helping us make our 2015 Chrysalis Ball the best one ever!

Michael Simpson - Boys & Girls Clubs of Colin County

Captain Mike,

Thank you for generously donating your time and awesome catamaran to benefit your project in Culli Culli Alto, Bolivia! We had an amazing time! If you’d like to stay in contact with our chapter and keep track of the project’s progress check out our website at http://www.ewb-texas.com


Fundraising committee chair - Engineers Without Borders USA

Dear Captain Mike,

We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation to Friends of LLELA’s One Ale of a Trail Run. The trail run and the presentation of your donation was rescheduled to June 13 due to weather and safety conditions, but I wanted to send our sincerest thank you before too much time passed from the original date. We plan to give the Sunday Brunch Cruise for two to a lucky runner on June 13.

Your support has played a key role in our success in raising money to purchase a new utility vehicle to continue the restoration work at LLELA. There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support. We at Friends of LLELA are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors like yourself who answer the call to give.

We look forward to a continuing partnership with you.

Friends of LLELA

Everyone had an absolute blast and it is the buzz of the office today. By far the best event we have had.

Palo Alto Networks

Hi Mike,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for an awesome time on the party cruise. My boyfriend and I had a great time. We look forward to more events with Big D Cats!
Best regards,

Eileen Enfiajian

Hello Captain Mike,


We all would like to thank you for everything. Our wedding was really beautiful. You, your wife and staff have been really helpful and nice, as well as helped make our day a special one. Again we want to thank you so much and we plan to use your services in the future as well as referring your services. Thank all of you!

Sharae Shuler

Thank you Mike.

All the buzz has been very positive from the group that was able to attend. The day was great, everyone enjoyed the golf and target practice as well as just floating around the lake. Everything ran very smooth and we appreciate your team and everything they did to accommodate us. Our photographer has taken a few days off this week but when he returns I will make sure and send you some of the photos for your web site. Thanks again for everything!


Tonya Gibson

National Accounts Manager Interstate Batteries

Tonya Gibson

Our event at Big D Cats was amazing! I just can’t say enough about team at Big D Cats. Everyone from the staff, the crew, and the catering workers are delightful to work with! The playful demeanor of the crew and the friendliness of the captain made this an event to remember! The actual ship is roomy and intimate for a perfect getaway! Every person on the boat left with a huge smile on their face and feeling relaxed and rejuvenated! We look forward to our next event with Big D Cats!

Maria Green

Wow!  Thank you so much for a terrific company function!!!  Planning with Gina was great. Captain Mike and the crew were fantastic.  Everyone only had positive, wonderful things to say about it.  Thank you!

Erin Deeb

Thank you for your generosity and support! Lamb of God Early Childhood Ministry appreciates your kind donation to Family Fun Night's Silent Auction.

“Thank you for your generosity and support! Lamb of God Early Childhood Ministry appreciates your kind donation to Family Fun Night’s Silent Auction.”

Thanks so much! It was fantastic! Our wedding and reception was everything that we hoped it would be and even more! Everyone kept telling us it was the best reception they had ever been to!

Karen Leach - Bride

I wanted to personally thank you for the great afternoon we had on your boat! I have received nothing but positive feedback about the whole outing and we are definitely looking to do another event very soon.

Brian Woods

Everyone LOVED the trip, the boat, & the crew.  Several people are planning to come back again.  🙂 I will definitely redo this and probably get more add ons or ask people to bring a guest.  What a great evening and so special.

Thank you!  🙂

Maieve Gallup Mortgage Family

Hi Captain Mike,

Thank you so much for making Kimbal’s Surprise 60th Birthday Party a big hit. Your staff is amazing in that they catered to our every need and seemed to know what the need was before a request was made. The weather was perfect and watching the sunset was breathtaking. Captain Mike – you are an incredible captain and so in tune with all that was going on. Thank you, thank you for making this a very memorable event. We WILL cruise with you again.

Lorraine Markwardt

Hi Capt. Mike,

On behalf of Clare, Matthew and Christina, I wish to thank you, Joy, Gina and the crew for a very nice experience on Sunday night. You guys were extremely accommodating and helpful in making the party a success. I especially appreciate the time Gina took to personally come meet me at the caterer and negotiate better prices for us. We appreciate all the help Joy gave Clare with setting up the food, cleaning throughout the cruise and after. The professionalism from start to finish was first rate, and I wish you all the best in making a success of this unique experience.

Kevin Dias

Kudos to You and Your Crew Captain Mike for the awesome way that you guy’s took care of my family and friends over the holiday weekend, it was a beautiful evening full of fun and laughter, good food and music and most importantly Great association. Everyone was well pleased and had so much fun, you and your team delivered and exceeded our expectations, and we really enjoyed spending such a lovely evening with you all, we’re so looking forward to the very next event. Please let everyone know that they did a great job and we appreciated their services, you have a remarkable team.

Mrs. Lett

Thank you so much, everyone had an amazing time!!! The sunset was beautiful, and the dual rainbow was cherry on top!!!

Erum Kahn

Erum Kahn

My name is Kimberly Province, my husband and I would like to thank you for a beautiful reception boat ride.  It was the perfect nightcap for a wonderful day and the weather turned out the be just right for a hot summer in Texas.  Very friendly staff who made it all run smoothly.  I just wanted to send you a personal thank you.  All of our family and friends enjoyed themselves and have even spoke of planning future events with you.  I hope we have recruited some huge fans of the boat as we are.  Have a wonderful night or morning, whenever you receive this. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Thank You,

Kimberly Province

Thanks for your phone call this morning.  The event went great last night.  Everyone had a really good time.  The blackjack table was a big hit!  We could easily have had two full the whole time.

The photographer [Gina] recommended was fabulous.  She took pictures and printed them onsite for each person to leave with.  It added a very personal touch.  Our guests told us many times they loved being on the water.  For a little while, you forget that you are even in Dallas.  It was amazing how quickly it went by.  It seemed like it was 30 minutes instead of 2 hours.

Thanks to you and your team for helping us create a unique event and lasting memory for our clients.  We appreciate you.  Please pass along to Captain Mike as well.

All the best,

Crystal Arredondo, MBA, Partner

Retirement Planning Specialist

Crystal Arredondo - Impact Financial Group

We had my son’s wedding on [Harbor Lights] this past May and my own wedding on it May last year…..Both turned out awesome and the guests were so excited and pleased about attending a unique wedding such as this.  I have had so many people thank me for inviting them to both of these weddings and they expressed how much fun they had and they loved the idea.
Have a blessed day.
Shirley Thompson

Shirley Thompson

I just wanted to Thank You and your team for the awesome way you took care of my Family and Friends, everyone had so much fun, the Captain and his helpers were great, the bartender exceptional and fun, the atmosphere festive; you and your team delivered and exceeded my expectations, I enjoyed working with you all.

Please let everyone know that they did a great job and I appreciated their service, you have a remarkable team. I will never forget this, you and Little Toot made my husband’s 60th Birthday something special to remember. I still have people talking about how much fun they had!

Anita Turner

Thank you for your support of Camp Summit at the 21st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament. The weather held off, the golf was competitive, and together we’ve raised over $113,000 to help ensure children and adults with disabilities enjoy a fun-filled week of camp activities adapted to their special needs.

As our honorary camper Sarah said “At camp you can be anybody you want.” Because of your generosity, Camp Summit will continue to provide this unique program to over 2,200 campers with physical, developmental, or multiple disabilities.

Thank you for bringing smiles to the faces of those who matter most… our remarkable campers!

Camp Summit

Big D Cats,


Thank you for partnering with us for our recent boat outing! The hard work and dedication by your team ensured the event was a huge success. Our team had a great time and we look forward to partnering with you in the future.


Suntex did an exceptional job planning the event down to the smallest detail so our guests were able to have a great experience! We were pleased with how smoothly the logistics for the event were executed. We had over 150 team members in attendance and organization of the event was impeccable. Our guests did not have to wait for food and drink or to board a boat. There were plenty of activities that kept them engaged and having a great time.


We also received overwhelmingly positive feedback about the level of service provided by your team. All of the team members we interacted with were very fun and engaging! Many of our guests recalled your team members’ ability to cater to their unique interests in order to direct them to the boat, driver or activity that most suited their tastes. Our guests felt they received exceptional service from the moment they arrived at the event. In addition, the variety of activities on the catamaran was a huge hit! Captain Mike and his staff provided wonderful service throughout the entire day! Our guests loved that they could get on the bigger boat to cruise around the lake while still having so many diverse activities at their disposal. On the smaller boats, the Pier 121 employees did an excellent job of catering to our guests. All the drivers were very friendly, helpful, and willing to tailor the experience to our needs throughout the day.


Thank you again for making our boat outing a success! The feedback from our guests spoke to the success of the event. We enjoyed partnering with your team during the planning phases for the event and were continually impressed throughout the day of the event. We would highly recommend your services throughout the community and I look forward to collaborating with your team in the future!

Hilton worldwide

We book a cruise with Big D Cats annually because they always go above and beyond to make sure our event is top notch! Once again, Captain Mike and Crew were outstanding hosts and very accommodating to our group’s needs. We had 75+ people aboard and everyone truly enjoyed themselves. Thank you again for another great experience!

Collin County Association of Realtors

We sure did!  Thank you for hosting us and special kudos to you, your entire team and  crew!

Best regards and hope to sail again with you soon!

Leslie Golder

Capital One

Leslie Golder

Capt. Mike…

AWESOME is the best word to describe our time on your boat last week.  You and crew did a phenomenal job.  I would change nothing!  This was a big change from what we have done in years past…Which is typically a semi-formal dinner at a local high end Steak House.  I had saved your brochure from a few years ago and ran across it back in March.  After reviewing the material, I was sold!  And you guys came through with flying colors!

We plan to re-book for next year’s DOT event as well.


Eric Lewis

General Manager of Derse

Eric Lewis

Captain Mike, I want to thank you on behalf of everyone in attendance last night, I have heard nothing but wonderful things all morning long on a fantastic night had by all!  We couldn’t have asked for a better night and to say this was a successful event doesn’t even scratch the surface! Thank you again for all of your help and for giving our team a memorable celebration!

Crystal Rodarte


Thanks so much for going the extra mile in making our Couples Cruise a great experience. We appreciate your patience and understanding with our internal miscommunications.

One Community Church

I just rented the Chamonix II for a 4 hour cruise and let me just say that I have NEVER experienced better customer/friendly service. Gina in the office, Captain Mike, Captain Chris and the entire staff and crew are the friendliest ever and amazingly helpful.  The cruise was WONDERFUL… with the golf, grill, flat screens, etc., you can’t go wrong. I felt like the crew was my family and not just the crew of the boat. I’ll be sailing again soon!

Marlon Brown

I would like to give a BIG THANKS to Captain Mike and his wonderful crew! Our special day finally came and Captain Mike and his crew worked so hard to make it happen as smoothly as possible. Our friends say it was the wedding of the year! We will definitely be on the Chamonix II again!

Tanya Cao - Bride

As you know, we had a fabulous time on your boat, awesome way for our managers to let loose! They are already asking me when we will be doing it again.

Lisa Welch

To Gina, As always, everyone with Big D Cats gave us A+ immaculate service.  And, that all starts with you.  Thank you!

A+ Service With Big D Cats

Hello Captain Mike,

Thanks  so much! Our staff and friends had so much fun. They all said it was the best party they had ever been to. We will be calling again in the future and many of us will be booking your brunch tours and such. GREAT  PARTY!

Sherry Green

Dear Captain Mike,

I would like to thank you for accommodating me and my family on your boat today. We had the best time ever, the cruise was relaxing, the food was great and the crow was so friendly and accommodating.

Arwa and Gina and the rest of the crow made us feel at our floating home. The kids loved the golfing part and they danced like they have never done before.

Thanks again and we look forward to meeting you in person next time

Best regards,

Ibrahim Qattan and Family

Thanks for a Great Time

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