Tuesday, August 11, 2015

NEW YEARS 2015-16: 8-person crewed catamaran available

STOP THE PRESS!
WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

8-PERSON, "ALMOST" INCLUSIVE CATAMARAN FOR NEW YEARS
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 26 (sleep-aboard) THROUGH JANUARY 3, 2016



Sadly, we have not been able to offer an 8-pax catamaran to our clients for a new years charter for months but now we have one... HURRAY!

Why "almost inclusive"? Your onshore meal & partying on New Years Eve is at your expense, although you can return early and ring in the new year with champagne aboard the yacht. Also, as per standard procedure, the evening meal for the sleep-aboard is ashore at the client's expense.


THE BOAT

Windscape is a 52-foot, Voyage 520 catamaran with a very experienced, non-smoking, charter crew of two. We have known Kerry & Bazza for a long time (they were the owner-operators of the trimaran Promenade) and we have had many successful charters with them.

Windscape is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 queen cabins (step-up berths), each with ensuite bathrooms with shower and electric toilets.

Amenities include: 12-foot dinghy with 40HP motor, tube, kayak, standup paddleboard (SUP), snorkel gear, fishing equipment, floating mat, internet access, iPod dock, underwater lights, one 2-tank rendezvous dive. If you are certified divers and would like to do more diving, the crew will be happy to rent gear & tanks for you (at diver's expense) and be able to dive off the yacht.

THE PRICE:

$29,900/wk for an 8-guest, holiday charter. It includes a sleep-aboard the night before the charter (so 8 nights). New Years Eve will be off the boat at your expense, although you may come back to the boat early and ring in the new year with champagne.

THE DATES:

December 26, 2015 (sleep-aboard) through January 3, 2016.

MORE DETAILS:

This is a crewed charter with a very experienced crew of 2.  It is an all-inclusive charter (including meals & standard ship's bar) except for your evening on shore for New Year's Eve & sleep-aboard evening meal. Your schedule would be as follows: Board the yacht after 6 PM at West End, Tortola to settle in for your sleep-aboard. Dinner would be taken ashore at your expense on Tortola, Saturday 26 December 2015. Charter leaves dock mid-morning on the 27th (Sunday) and will go wherever you want and do whatever you like. New Years Eve (Thursday the 31st) will be ashore at your expense for dinner and partying (or come back to the boat early and ring in the new year on the yacht with the stars and champagne on board!). Departure date will be Sunday, 3rd January by 10 AM.

MORE PHOTOS:

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Once this New Years charter opportunity is made known to the public it will not last long.

Book Now!


For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com



Saturday, August 08, 2015

Charter Catamaran Pisces : New Crew & Special Offer

The charter catamaran Pisces has a new crew, Jonathan and Nia. Pisces, a 47-foot Leopard catamaran, is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in three cabins, each with Queen berth and ensuite head/shower.

Jonathan & Nia are aboard Pisces now and have opened their calendar for summer charters! What's more is they are offering a summer, "get to know us" discount.

TAKE $1000 OFF
Charters of 6-nights or more
taking place in August, September, October 2015



Still available for Christmas (as of 8/8/2015)

Looking forward to your inquiries !



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book PISCES
View Pisces's online brochure
For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com




Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Charter boats available for the holidays (December 2015)

We just had another inquiry for an 8-person catamaran for New Years. I hate to say we don't have any yachts of that size that are still available for a New Years charter... there hasn't been for months. BOOK EARLY for the holidays.

Click on the yacht's name to view their electronic brochure.

CHRISTMAS (charters running through December 26th or 27th)
CATAMARANS:
  • Miss Kitty, 4 guests: Open Dec 20-26
  • Roks, 4 guests: Open  through Dec 26
  • Whisper, 4 guests: Open through December 29th  
  • Black Pearl, 6 guests: Open through Dec 26th
  • Catalyst, 6 guests, Open through Dec 26th
  • Catatonic, 6 guests: Open through Dec 26th
  • Curanta Cridhe, 6 guests: Open through Dec 26th
  • Delphine, 6 guests: Open through Dec 26th
  • Elixir, 6 guests: Open through Dec 26th
  • Frangines, 6 guests, Open through Dec 26th
  • Great Adventure, 6 guests, Open through Dec 26th
  • Hypnautic, 6 guests: Open through Dec 26th
  • Lady Dee, 6 guests: Open 
  • Lady Katlo, 6 guest: Open through Dec 26th
  • Mango, 6 guests: As of today, August 3, they are open but have a hold on Dec.25-Jan.1. This charter has not yet been confirmed so we can challenge the dates that we want.
  • Pisces, 6 guests: Open through Dec 26th
  • The Cure, 6 guests: Open through Dec 26th 
  • Victoria, 6 guests: Open through Dec 26th
  • Why Not, 6 guests, SAN BLAS: Open 
  • Xenia 50, 6 guests: Open through Dec 26th
  • Akka, 8 guests, ST MARTIN: Open through January 1st
  • Feel the Magic, 8 guests: Open through Dec.26th
  • Fuerte 3, 8/9 guests: Open through Dec 26th  
  • Foxy Lady, 8 guests: Open through Dec 26th 
  • Genesis, 8 guests: Open through Dec.26th
  • More Amore, 8 guests: Open through Dec.26th
  • Sea Leopard, 8 guests: Open through Dec 26th  
  • The Big Dog, 8 guests: Open through Dececember 27th 
  • Ultimalife, 8 guests: Open through Dec 26th 
  • Xenia 62, 8 guests: Open through Dec 26th 
  • Xenia 74, 8 guests: Open through Dec 26th
  • Karizma, 10 guests: Open through Dec.26th

MONOHULLS:
  • Blue Passion, 8 guests: Open through December 26th
  • Sublime, 8 guests: Open through December 26th 

NEW YEARS (charters beginning December 27th at the earliest)

CATAMARANS:
  • Sunsplash, 4 guests  Open from December 27th
  • Lady Dee, 6 guests: Open 
  • Mango, 6 guests: As of today, August 3, they are open but have a hold on Dec.25-Jan.1. This charter has not yet been confirmed so we can challenge the dates that we want.
  • Why Not, 6 guests, SAN BLAS: Open

MONOHULLS
  • Drumbeat, 8 guests: Open beginning December 30

Some yachts already have confirmed charters for for the 2016 holidays... Over a year in advance!


For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com


Saturday, July 04, 2015

Sail Maine aboard Schooner Bonnie Lynn this September

Spend some time this September aboard the schooner Bonnie Lynn in Maine!

 "September is the prettiest month in Maine," Captain Earl Mackenzie


Experience Maine...

September in Maine brings beautiful weather, warm water, beautiful foliage and lots of migrating birds and whales to watch! Though autumn brings cooler temperatures, guests are never chilly on BONNIE LYNN with her toasty heat and big sheltered cockpit!



About Bonnie Lynn...

Bonnie Lynn is a 72-foot (57' LOD) custom-built schooner and accommodates up to 6 guests in three cabins. Her fully air conditioned (and heated) interior of teak & mahogany paneling and traditional brass fixtures combines modern comforts with old world charm



She is ideal for couples and families alike. Three spacious guest cabins and two adjoining guest heads & showers are located in the private, forward area with crew cabin and crew head & shower located aft. Starboard guest cabin has double bed & port guest cabin has double bed which can convert to single bed with day couch. The forward guest cabin has a starboard bunk that pulls out to a large double and to port a lower single & small upper double.


Meet Your Hosts...

Bonnie & Earl MacKenzie


Learn More About Bonnie Lynn...

Please view both of their online brochures to learn more about Bonnie Lynn.


Looking forward to your inquiries!


Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters for more info about BONNIE LYNN
View Bonnie Lynn's online brochure #1 and brochure #2
For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com







Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Catamaran Sagittarius : Discounts for July-October 2015 up to 10 guests

The charter yacht Sagittarius, a 10-passenger 65-foot Privilege catamaran, has announced special discounted rates.

Charter Catamaran Sagittarius
Sailing with SCUBA Vacations in St Martin, BVIs, or the Grenadines for up to 10 guests

RATES:

# Guests   Regular Rates   Special Rates
July 2015
BVI/St Martin   
Special Rates
Aug-Oct 2015
Grenadines
   2 $20,000 $17,000 $18,000
   4 $22,000 $18,700 $19,800
   6 $24,000 $20,400 $21,600
   8 $26,000 $22,100 $23,400
  10 $28,000 $23,800 $25,200


THE YACHT:
 
The charter catamaran Sagittarius is a 65-foot, Privilege cataman with a crew of two (three crew for charters of 6-10 guests). The yacht is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 cabins (1 King, 4 Queen) each with ensuite head/shower.

Master Stateroom --- Aft cockpit

Spacious salon

Amenities include an 18-foot dinghy with 45HP motor, tubes, wakeboard, kneeboard, 2 standup paddleboards (SUPs), snorkel gear, hammock, onboard wifi where available, iPod dock, TV/DVD, fishing equipment, etc.


DIVING:

Tony is a Dive Master and Sagittarius offers 2 dives/day to certified divers at a cost of $45/dive per diver.

Diving in Tobago Cays, Grenadines is only available through a local dive company.


YOUR CREW:

CAPTAIN TONY BILEK

Tony has logged over 82,000 miles during his career in yachting as has great passion for life at sea. As a young man he studied at the Nautical College La Maddalena in Sardinia, Italy. Before long he was crossing the Atlantic as crew on delivery of large sailing vessels between the Med and the Caribbean. He's also worked as engineer on dive vessels and is a PADI Dive Master. Tony has great interpersonal skills and strives for safety and a harmonious environment on board as his highest priority.
CHEF PAOLA GANDOLFI

Paola grew up in northern Italy where she developed her love for cooking. She began her yachting career as crew aboard a motor yacht in the Indian Ocean 10 years ago and since has worked as chef on yachts throughout the Med and Caribbean. Her love of the sea has led her to obtain her captain's license as well. Paola's culinary specialties include Mediterranean and international cuisine, as well as vegetarian and vegan.
Please note that the crew smokes, but never inside.


Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book SAGITTARIUS
View Sagittarius' online brochure
For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com



Sunday, June 14, 2015

News from Charter Catamaran MANGO

Great News...

The charter yacht Mango will be available for charter in the Virgin Islands this summer, plus they are offering discounted summer rates!

Charter Catamaran Mango - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

The Yacht...

Mango is a 41-foot Lagoon catamaran owned and operated by Captain Kelly and Chef Diane. Mango is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins each with Queen berths and ensuite head/shower.

They have an 11-foot dinghy with 18HP motor, 2 kayaks, standup paddleboard (SUP), snorkel gear, floating mats, boogie board with plexiglass window, iPod dock, etc.

Please note that Mango is a non-smoking yacht.

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The Standard Price

Mango has very attractive and affordable rates that includes BVI cruising taxes and permits.
  • 2 guests: $8000/week
  • 4 guests: $9500/week
  • 6 guests: $10,500/week

Summer Discount

For summer charters taking place in July, August, and September 2015:
  • $450 off standard rate for 6 and 7-night charters
  • $175 off standard rate for 3 to 5-night charters
(Not to be combined with other special offers/discounts)


Other Special Offers
  • $500 discount for Honeymoon and Anniversary charter
  • $125 discount per child 12-years old and under
Mango also accepts charters of less than 4 nights and offers daysails, too! Inquire.

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The Crew...

You will definitely have excellent meals and treats aboard as both women have experience in the culinary industry. Dianne looks forward to dazzling guests with a cuisine that mixes Caribbean flavors with French techniques.

Kelly and Dianne

Capt. Kelly
After attending culinary school, Kelly worked as a baker and cook at a catering company for ten years in Portland, Oregon. Upon leaving the catering business, Kelly put her culinary education together with her computer skills and worked as a consultant, implementing systems and controls in restaurants.
Chef Dianne
Dianne began working in the food industry in 1975. She graduated from Western Culinary Institute in 1989 and worked for The Red Lion Hotels. She was a Chef Instructor for 23 years at Le Cordon Bleu Portland (Oregon) and received Chef of the Year twice and several student appreciation awards.

In 2012, they felt it was time for a change. Dianne remembered her mom's favorite saying “a turtle only moves forward by sticking out its neck“. They decided it was time to live their dream so Dianne and Kelly sold almost everything they owned, including their house, and moved aboard Mango.

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The Mmmmmmm...

Home made biscuits with a Strawberry/Blueberry sauce

Lime-in-Da-Coconut Cream Tarts

Vegetarian Pineapple Fried Rice

 Rock Star

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Christmas & New Years Availability


Mango is currently available for both Christmas week and New Years week. Add a 10% holiday premium to standard rate above.

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Book Now...

As the great philosopher Riff Raff said, "It's astounding. Time is fleeting. Madness takes its toll..."




Looking forward to your inquiries


Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book MANGO
View Mango's online brochure
For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Charter Catamaran HYPNAUTIC Meet summer crew & discount

Let's meet the summer crew for the charter catamaran Hypnautic and give them a hearty WELCOME!

SUMMER CREW

Starting June 26th, Captain Rui Caldeira (from the yacht Synchronictiy) and his chef Denise will be running catamaran Hypnautic this summer while Jose and Pixie are stateside visiting family and getting some much needed R&R.

Captain Rui is a dedicated sailor who has been in command of sailing yachts for over ten years, as well as sailing both professionally and for pleasure for many more. Rui also spent ten years in the hospitality industry managing bars and restaurants both in Europe and abroad. This experience is reflected in his ability to provide a calm and welcoming atmosphere aboard while providing top notch service and attention to guests needs.


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Chef Denise De Almeida hails from Brazil, and the local flavors of her homeland are incorporated throughout her menu. Denise, is a very experienced chef aboard luxury charter yachts, and her service reflects that level of refinement.

She enjoys taking special care of the guess aboard, creating not only delicious meals, but a stylish, elegant atmosphere as well. Denise is adept at catering to special diets and will tailor her menu to the guests' tastes and preferences.


SUMMER DISCOUNT

SPECIAL OFFER:  $1500 off for all new charter bookings taking place between now and July 22, 2015.
Special, discounted, all-inclusive, crewed charter rates through July 22, 2015
  • 2 guests: $10,500/wk (normally $12,000/wk)
  • 3 guests: $11,250/wk
  • 4 guests: $12,000/wk
  • 5 guests: $12,750/wk
  • 6 guests: $13,500/wk

ABOUT HYPNOTIC

The charter catamaran Hypnautic is a beautiful 44-foot Lagoon catamaran which is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to six geusts. This is the owner’s model which features a guest suite that takes up the entire starboard hull... perfect for couples seeking a private, romantic vacation. The port side hull has two Queen cabins, each with en suite heads.

 Charter catamaran Hypnautic - Crewed Caribbean Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations


Jose and Pixie
TOYS AND AMENITIES
  • 14' Dinghy with 60 HP Engine
  • Waterskis
  • Tube
  • Wakeboard
  • Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
  • Kayaks
  • Underwater LED Fishlights
  • Entire boat is bluetooth for wireless streaming of music
  • Apple TV, Boat Computer and iPad
  • iPod docking station plus 200GB music library
  • Satellite TV in each guest cabin, salon, and in the cockpit
  • Indoor/Outdoor Sound System
  • IceMaker and Bar Fridge in Cockpit
  • Onboard WIFI where available


We hope you will be able to take advantage of this special offer and come sailing aboard Hypnautic.



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book HYPNAUTIC
View Hypnautic's online brochure
For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com



Friday, May 22, 2015

Charter Catamaran Paradigm Shift in New England Summer 2015

The charter yacht Paradigm Shift, a 50-foot St Francis catamaran, is heading up to New England for summer charters.
http://paradiseconnections.com/boat-brochures/paradigm-shift.html

Join Paradigm Shift for a fascinating tour of the lovely harbors of Edgartown, Nantucket and Newport, grab a fresh-caught lobster at the fisherman’s wharf on Cuttyhunk, take an evening stroll on the miles of secluded beaches on Martha’s Vineyard.


Paradigm Shift Crewed Catamaran Yacht Charters
Sailing Vacations in New England (summer) and the Virgin Islands (winter)


Paradigm Shift will be available for charter in the British Virgin Islands this winter, starting in November.

1st and 2nd Mates
Newport, Rhode Island (summer)
  • Crewed Charter for 7 nights, 8 days.
  • Embark/Disembark from Newport Harbor (alternate harbors available upon request) bound for Cuttyhunk, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Chatham, Falmouth or Woods Hole based on guests preference. 
  • See half-board special offer below.

British Virgin Islands (winter)
  • Crewed Charter for 7 nights, 8 days.
  • Embark / Disembark Nanny Cay, Tortola, visiting Norman, Peter, Cooper, Salt, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost van Dyke (alternate itineraries available upon request)
  • See special offer for families below.

Full Board Charters: Standard beverages include soda, RO water (chlorine free), coffee, tea, local beer, white & red wine and house rum & mixers. Any special request for premium alcohol or specialty food can be forwarded to us and we will procure them at our cost as an additional charge. All meals are included and are made from scratch when possible, fresh bread is baked on board. Guests can head ashore for dinner or lunch during the charter at their discretion.

SPECIAL OFFER, New England (summer 2015):
  • Half-board charter for up to 6 guests = $12,500/week
  • Guests are required to have 2 lunches and 3 dinners ashore, but all other charter expenses are included.
  • Dates: Between June 11 and September 15, 2015
  • 4-night minimum
  • Ports: Available all New England up to and including Maine.
  • Book by June 30, 2015

SPECIAL OFFER, Families, British Virgin Islands (winter 2015-16)
  • $500 OFF for each child 10 years old or younger, maximum 2 children per charter.
  • 7-night minimum. 
  • At least 2 adults on charter
  • Excludes New Years but is valid for Christmas.



Catamaran Paradigm Shift at Anchor

The charter yacht Paradigm Shift is a 50-foot St Francis catamaran owner-operated by a crew of two, Steven & Bonnie Carrol, plus their small dog Tabasco, a 10-pound Bichon Frieze/Toy Poodle mix.

Paradigm Shift is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins (1 Queen, 2 Doubles) each with ensuite head/shower. The large cockpit is comfortable for lounging and alfresco dining. The cockpit may be fully enclosed for all-weather comfort.

They have a 12-foot dinghy with 20HP motor, tube, 2 one-person kayaks, 2 standup paddleboards (SUP's), snorkel gear, floating mats, underwater camera & video, fishing gear includes 2 Ugly stick rod/reels and 2 Stinson rod/reels, beach games, squirt guns, hammock, TV/DVD in salon, etc.




Looking forward to your inquiries...



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book PARADIGM SHIFT
View Paradigm Shift's online brochure
For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com