Sunday, February 15, 2015

CHARTER COMMENTS: Sea Witch, December 2014 - Christmas Charter

We just received comments back from Sea Witch's Christmas charter and would like to share them with you.

Charter Party = Joanne & Peter 
Charter Dates = December 24-30, 2014 
Charter Yacht = Sea Witch 
Charter Yacht Broker = Paradise Connections


  • How did you enjoy your charter?
Everything went well.  We really enjoyed it.
  • How would you describe your crew? Were they courteous, helpful, friendly, attentive, knowledgeable?
All of the above.  They exceeded expectations and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable.
  • Was the yacht comfortable, clean and well maintained?
Yes.  Well run boat and well-equipped for everything.
Fresh Lobster
  • How would you describe the quality and presentation of the meals served on board?
Delicious.  Amazed at what could be done in space provided.
  • Did the crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets?
Very close attention.
  • How did you find the services offered by Paradise Connections? 
Great.  All transactions were perfect.
  • Would you be interested in taking another yacht vacation in the future? 
Sure.
  • If so, would you like to charter the same yacht and crew?
Absolutely.

Thanks again for chartering with Paradise Connections and sharing your opinions with us.




Charter Yacht SEA WITCH - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations
Available for summer charters in New England!

Sea Witch is a 58-foot Pearson sloop owned and operated by John and Susan Stephenson. Sea Witch is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 4 guests in your choice of 2 of the 3 cabins. The master cabin aft is full-width, has a queen-sized bed on the centerline, and ensuite head (electric) with separate shower stall. The forward cabin has a large queen-sized V-berth (tapers towards bow) and the mid-ship cabin has upper & lower single bunks. The two forward cabins share a head/shower which also has an electric head and separate shower stall.

Sea Witch has a 12-foot dinghy with 20HP motor, 2-person kayak, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, 2 floating mats, underwater camera, TV/DVD & massage chair in salon, hammock, wifi where available, beach games, etc. They will rent a standup paddleboard by the hour from one of the resorts if the guests request it.

See our online brochure for more information.


SEA WITCH : SUMMER IN NEW ENGLAND

Sea Witch is available for charters in the Virgin Islands through April 20 (2015) and will then be heading North! They will be available for New England charters beginning in June and throughout the summer into October. Then it will be time for them to begin their journey back to the Caribbean.

Superb boat & crew! Don't you deserve a break?



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



Saturday, February 14, 2015

Charter yacht Anahita in Croatia /Turkey - Lower Rates

Here's a Valentine's gift from Anahita...

Bijan, owner-operator of ANAHITA, his 62-foot Dynamique sloop, has decided to LOWER his rates for charters out of Montenegro and sailing along the coasts of Croatia and Turkey this season..

Charter Yacht Anahita - Mediterranean Crewed Yacht Charters - Sailing Vacations in Croatia and Turkey

NEW RATES (Euros): Crewed charter, plus all expenses (25% APA)
  • 6 guests: EUR 11,000/week, June and September 2015
  • 6 guests: EUR 12,500/week, except June & Sept.

SPECIAL OFFER: Charter for 7 nights and get your 8th night FREE.

Bijan & Roseanne

Anahita is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins (Queen, Double, Twins) each with ensuite head/shower. They have a 12-foot dinghy with 20HP motor, water skis, tube, wndsurfer (inflatable), kayak, floating mats, hammock, TV/DVD in salon, etc.



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book ANAHITA
View Anahita's online brochure
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Charter Catamaran Nemo: February Discount

The charter catamaran NEMO, a 47-foot Nautitech catamaran, is offering a 15% discount on last-minute, February 2015 charters.

Charter Catamaran Nemo - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - VI & Down Island Sailing Vacations

Luxury sailing catamaran Nemo has a bright and welcoming salon, professional galley, and great deck spaces for dining, sunning and playing. Nemo is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, each with Queen berths and ensuite heads. Family groups of 9 or 10 may use the dinette which converts into a large bed in the salon.
FEBRUARY SPECIAL RATES:
  • 4 guests: $11,008 (normally $12,950/wk)
  • 6 guests: $11,858 (normally $13,950/wk)
  • 8 guests: $14,408 (normally $16,950/wk)
Amenities include: a 12-foot dinghy with 15HP 4-stroke motor, tube, two-person kayak, 2 standup paddleboards (SUP), snorkel gear, TV/DVD in salon, iPod dock, hammock, trolling fishing gear, underwater camera, onboard wifi available on most islands, etc.


If February is a bit too soon for you, how about a bit later on in the season. Nemo charters in the Caribbean through July 18th and then is off for the summer, returning November 1, 2015.

Available for Christmas and New Years...

Looking forward to your inquiry !


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



Monday, February 02, 2015

Promenade Cabin Cruise: Only ONE Cabin Left - Feb 21-28 2015

Charter Yacht Promenade Cabin Cruise Week: 2015 February 21-28

The charter yacht Promenade (65-foot trimaran) has only ONE remaining cabin available for their cabin cruise week of February 21-28, 2015. This is a great way to experience a charter on Promenade without having to get a group together.

Trimaran Promenade - Crewed Sailing and Scuba Diving Yacht Charters
Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands

This is the only charter-by-the-cabin week that Promenade has scheduled for 2015.  They are very popular so don't delay... Contact us ASAP.

Promenade at anchor --- Fishing --- Hiking

Diving --- Ride the Banana --- Chill on the Power Lounger

This is an excellent way for a couple to charter a large, fun boat with all the toys, diving AND fishing, without trying to put together a group with 6 or 8 other people :)

DETAILS:
  • DATES: February 21-28, 2014, British Virgin Islands
  • RATE: $4100/cabin for 2 people (NOT per person... ie, $2050/person, double occupancy)
  • SPECIAL OFFER: We want to get this last cabin filled so Paradise Connections is offering 5% off the above price. Our special rate is $3895/cabin for 2 people.
  •  CABIN: Port Forward Cabin, Queen berth with ensuite, private head/shower
  • DIVING: Promenade has a dive instructor. Certified divers: $25/dive/diver. Gear rental $150/wk/diver. Resort dives for non-certified divers: $85/dive/diver, gear included.
Includes: All meals aboard (except one dinner ashore) and ship's standard bar, cruising taxes, port taxes, overnight air conditioning, onboard wifi, and all onboard ship's toys. SCUBA diving available at standard rates.

Excludes: Transportation to and from the yacht, including plane and taxi fares. Crew gratuities which are at your discretion but typically 15% of charter fee. Any meals and beverages you choose to have on shore. You will be responsible for one dinner ashore at your own expense.


Promenade is a fully air conditioned, 65-foot trimaran with a beam of 35 feet, that accommodates up to 10 guests in five cabins. The two forward cabins are Queens and each have private, ensuite head/shower. The aftmost center cabin is a Queen, while the port and starboard aft cabins can be configured as either twins or a king.  The aft 3 cabins share 2 heads/showers.

Promenade has a 15-foot dinghy with 50HP motor, waterskis, kneeboard, wakeboard, tube, 2-person kayak, paddleboard on request, 4 water individual power loungers, snorkel gear, fishing equipment (has commercial BVI fishing license), TV/DVD, iPod dock, wifi, and much more!

If this cabin cruise week is of interest, don't wait! We are actively trying to book her up and it would be a shame for you to miss this once-a-season opportunity for 2015.

I recently spent 5 nights aboard Promenade (aft Queen cabin) while attending the November Tortola and St Thomas Charter Yacht Shows. I found the boat very comfortable and the crew very hospitable. I had an excellent experience and a wonderful time. Love their homemade ice cream! Promenade is one of our favorite charter yachts.



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




Sunday, February 01, 2015

Crewed Yacht Charters: Special Offers and Discounts

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Here is a selection of current special offers on crewed Caribbean charter yachts. The special offers / discounts below include time-specific and other discounts... Check it out!

  UPDATED: February 16, 2015


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


ALTERNATE LATITUDE - Catamaran 
  • Honeymoon & Anniversary specials: a bottle of champagne and a 3-hour Seaside Bohio Package for 2 from Peter Island. Minimum 7-night charter.
  • Last minute charters: 15% discount if Alternate Latitude's calendar is open and you are ready to take a vacation within the next 2 weeks.
    - Virgin Islands -

ANTILLEAN - Monohull
  • Children under 10 years of age go for half the adult rate
    - Virgin Islands -

BEL AMI - Monohull
  • $500 off for Honeymoons and Anniversaries
    - Virgin Islands -

BLUE MOON L56 - Catamaran 
  • Any new all-inclusive charter bookings to take place between January 26 and July 27, 2015 at the following rates: 2 guests=$20,000 / 3-4 guests=$21,900 / 5-6guests=$23,000. 7- night minimum.
  • - Virgin Islands -

BLUE PASSION - Monohull
  • Honeymoon special: $10,000/week for 2 guests. Includes a full case of house bubbly and either one resort course dive for non-certified divers or a one-tank dive for certified divers.
  • - Grenadines through May, then Virgin Islands for the summer -

CORUS - Monohull
  • No 10% surcharge for charters of less than 6 nights.
  • No charge for single child under 12 years of age using navigator's berth and parents' bathroom.
    - Virgin Islands -

DREAM KETCHER - Monohull
  • FULLY CREWED SAIL & RESORT PACKAGE: Includes 4 glorious nights aboard Dream Ketcher followed by 3 nights at Treasure Cay Hotel Resort (Abaco, Bahamas). Accommodations at resort consist of a 2 (OR 3) level apt. with king bed(s), sleeper sofa, 2 baths, living room, terrace and complete kitchen (one bedroom suite for 2-person charter, two bedroom suite for 3-4 guests) Meals are included. Package must start with the 4 days aboard yacht. NOTE: Diving NOT provided. Subject to room availability at resort. Standard rates apply & not valid on less than 7-night charters.
    - Bahamas -

FEEL THE MAGIC - Catamaran 
  • 15% discount off published rates for the following dates in March (6-night minimum):
    • March 3 - 12, 2015
    • March 22 - 29, 2015
    - Virgin Islands -

FIDELITY - Monohull
  • Honeymoon special: $6150/week for 2 guests. Seven-night minimum.
    - Virgin Islands -

FLAME - Motor yacht
  • Children aged between 3 & 12 years of age go for half price with 2 paying adults
    - Virgin Islands -

FLIP FLOP - Catamaran 
  • Children 15 years old and younger receive a $250 discount
    - Virgin Islands -

FOXY LADY - Catamaran
  • Paradise Connections is offering a 10% discount for charters 6 nights or longer occuring within
    • March 27 to April 2, 2015 (6 nights)
    • May 4-12, 2015
    • May 31-June 22, 2015
    - Virgin Islands -

FRANGINES - Catamaran
  • Children 15 years old and younger receive a $250 discount
    - Virgin Islands -

FUERTE 3 - Catamaran
  • 10% off any new Virgin Islands charter booking to take place and be completed by December 14, 2015. Six night minimum and cannot be combined with other special offers.
    - Virgin Islands -

GRAND CRU - Catamaran 
  • $2000 discount off any new booking (minimum of 7 nights) taking place before December 14, 2015.
  • 2015 YEAR-END HOLIDAY SPECIALS:
Christmas 2015:
  • December 20-27, 2015 only, up to 6 guests = $16,950/wk, 7-night minimum. This may be pro-rated for extra days at start of charter.
  • No holiday surcharge for any Christmas charter ending on or before December 24, 2015. Up to 6 guests = $15,950/wk, 7-night minimum. This may be prorated for extra days at start of charter.
New Years 2015/16:
  • December 29-January 5, 2016 only, Up to 6 guests = $17,450. This may be pro-rated for extra days at end of charter.
Christmas & New Years Combined:
  • Any number of days between December 21, 2015 and January 4, 2016 for up to 6 guests = $35,000 inclusive.
    - British Virgin Islands -

GYPSY PRINCESS - Catamaran  
  • One child age 6 years old or younger sails free. Valid for one child per charter.
    - Virgin Islands -

HONIARA - Monohull
  • Honeymoon special: $150 discount off charter of 7-nights or longer, plus a bottle of champagne.
    - Virgin Islands -

IMAGINATION - Catamaran 
  • CAPTAIN ONLY between the dates of March 10-21, 2015. Ports must be Bequia to St Vincent. Rate is 7 nights for $5,500/wk plus all expenses.
  • 10% off standard priced charters of 10 nights or more
    - Grenadines -

LOVEBOAT - Catamaran 
  • Kid special: $100 discount for each kid 12 years old or younger (with two paying adults)
    - Virgin Islands -

MANGO - Catamaran 
  • Honeymoon & Anniversaries: $500 discount
  • Kid special: discount of $125/child, 12 years old and younger
    - Virgin Islands -

MISS KITTY - Catamaran 
  • 10% discount on charters 10 days or greater
    - Virgin Islands -

ONE TALE - Monohull
  • Honeymoon & Anniversary charters receive a complimentary bottle of champagne
    - Virgin Islands -

PACIFIC WAVE - Monohull
  • Buy one and get one free! Book a 7-night charter for February 2015 and sail the same week in February 2016 for FREE.
  • $300 discount/person on new 7-night bookings taking place by April 30, 2015.
  • (Note: Special offers cannot be combined)
    - Virgin Islands -

PARADIGM SHIFT - Catamaran 
  • Paradise Connections is offering a 5% discount off normal rates for new bookings taking place before April 30, 2015. (Not to be combined with Romantic Getaway for Two)
  • Romantic Getaway for Two in the Bahamas (Nassau/Exuma). $13,000/wk for 2 guests, includes:
    • One full case of sparkling wine
    • One $500 gift certificate from Victoria's Secret
    • All meals, standard ships bar, canapes
    • Taxes and permits.
    • Offer valid for charters taking place through May 31, 2015. 
  • ALTERNATE OPTION:
    Take $500 off above rate for either or both items you don’t wish to receive:  $500 off for no case of bubbly and/or $500 off for no Victoria’s Secret certificate.
  • -  Bahamas -

PARADISE - Monohull
  • 10% discount on new bookings for charters taking place before May 31, 2015. Cannot be combine with Honeymoon & Anniversary specials. 
  • Honeymoon special: $6650/wk for 2 guests
  • Anniversary special: $7150/wk for 2 guests
    -  Virgin Islands (Nov-June) Grenadines (July -midOct) -

PAS DE DEUX - Catamaran 
  • HONEYMOON SPECIAL: regular price for 2 guests: $17,900 but INCLUDES:
    • Private transfer to yacht
    • Flowers on arrival
    • Romantic sunset dinner ashore at restaurant of choice one evening
    • A case of bubbly
    • Couples massage at one of the BVI's luxury spas
    • Valid for 2 guests, 7 night minimum and excludes Christmas and New Years holiday period.
    - Virgin Islands -

PISCES - Catamaran 
  • Children 15 years old and younger receive a $250 discount
    - Virgin Islands -

PROMENADE - Trimaran 
  • Cabin Cruise Week: February 21-28, 2015. Book a cabin and share charter with others. $4100 per cabin (per couple not per person). All inclusive seven-night charter, except one dinner ashore. Diving available at regular rates.
    - Virgin Islands -

SAFARI - Catamaran 
  • Children 12 years old and younger receive a $100 discount
    - Virgin Islands -

SANDCASTLE - Monohull
  • Honeymoon charters of 6 or 7 nights receive 1 bottle of champagne per day plus one spa treatment for two
  • $9900/wk for 2 guests, $8500 for 6 nights for 2 guests
    - Virgin Islands -

SATISFACTION - Motor yacht
  • Honeymoon special: One spa treatment for each guest on charters of 4 nights or longer.
    - Virgin Islands -
 
SAYANG - Monohull
  • One child less than 6 years old sails for FREE
  • Honeymoon special / Romantic Getaway for Two: $9400/week for 2 guests, 7 nights or longer, with start and end ports of Village Cay, Tortola. Includes a complimentary bottle of champagne
  • - Virgin Islands -

SEA WITCH - Monohull
  • Children 10 years old and younger receive a $100 discount
  • Honeymoon / Anniversary Special: $200 discount
    - Virgin Islands: November to April ~~ New England: June to September -

STEPPIN UP - Catamaran 
  • Paradise Connections is offering a 5% discount on 5- to 7-night charters aboard the catamaran Steppin Up confirmed before February 28, 2015 and taking place before July 19, 2015.
    - Virgin Islands -

SWEETEST THING - Catamaran 
  • $250 off/child if less than 15 years old.
    - Virgin Islands -

THE BIG DOG - Catamaran 
  • 15% off any new charter (6 nights or longer) taking place before March 7, 2015. Six night minimum.
    - Virgin Islands -

WHISPER 42 - Catamaran 
  • Children under 15 receive $125 discount (offer valid for maximum of 2 children)
    - Virgin Islands -

ZUMA - Monohull
  • Take 15% off the regular listed rates on all 2015 bookings confirmed by February 15, 2015. (Except Christmas and New Years).
    - Virgin Islands (December-May) & Newport RI (June-October) -

(Please note that special offers are subject to change)

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


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Welcome m/y Satisfaction

We would like to welcome the motor yacht Satisfaction to the Caribbean crewed charter yacht fleet. Satisfaction is based in the Virgin Islands but will charter other islands as far south as Antigua

Charter Yacht Satisfaction - Crewed, all-inclusive charters - Virgin Islands

Satisfaction is a 56-foot Neptunus motor yacht which specializes in 2-person charters. The guest cabin is the mid-ship master cabin that has a Queen walkaround bed, TV/DVD player, and an ensuite bath with a stall shower and electric head.


Satisfaction has one of our favorite crews, Rik & Ann Allen, former owner/crew of Sandcastle.

Satisfaction is available for term charter as well as day sails.
  • Children: No minimum age for children but must sleep with parents, included in daily rate.
  • Honeymoon special: One spa treatment for each guest on charters of 4 nights or longer.
  • Christmas and New Years: $3,100/night for all-inclusive charter, except fuel. Two-night minimum.
 Please note that Satisfaction is a non-smoking yacht.

Comments from a repeat charter we had aboard their previous yacht, Sandcastle:

  • How did you enjoy your charter?
It was wonderful!
  • Did you find your crew to be helpful, accommodating and friendly?
Rik and Ann treated us like old friends.  They were very helpful, and so much fun!  We were a tough bunch--picky eaters (one vegan, one just picky) and they really worked with us to make us incredible meals.  Also, one was 78 years old, one with poor balance….not quick getting around and in and out of boat/dingy, but Ann and Rik were always supportive and patient.  Lots of fun playing Trivial Pursuit and euchre with them.  We really felt at home on the Sandcastle.       
  • Was the yacht comfortable, clean and well maintained?
Yes
  • How would you describe the quality and presentation of the meals served on board ?
I took pictures, the presentation was so good!  All vegan meals, and great variety.  Really, really good food!  And Rik is a fantastic bartender!



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




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Price increases coming

Warning.....

Many charter yachts will be raising their rates on 1st February 2015.

So, if you are sitting on the fence or putting off making a decision (oh, that's months away) you might want to take the plunge and commit now...  or pay the price later :)

Just sayin'


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




Friday, January 09, 2015

Catamaran Blue Moon L56: Special Offer

Book the 56-foot Lagoon catamaran Blue Moon and save over $1000 on charters taking place before July 27, 2015.


Catamaran BLUE MOON Yacht Charters - Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands


SPECIAL OFFER
Any new, all-inclusive, 7-night charter booked to take place between January 26 and July 27, 2015:
  • 1-2 guests: $20,000
  • 3-4 guests: $21,900
  • 5-6 guests: $23,000

Jack & Jaimey
Blue Moon is a 56-foot Lagoon catamaran with a crew of two. Blue Moon has a flybridge and is fully air conditioned. The catamaran accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins, each with Queen berths and ensuite head/shower. Blue Moon has a 13-foot center-console dinghy with 60HP motor, waterskis for adults and children, tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, 2-person kayak, standup paddleboard (SUP), 6-person floating island, snorkel gear, fishing rod, hammock, satellite TV/DVD in salon, underwater camera, onboard wifi, iPod dock, etc.

Blue Moon has equipment on board for 4 divers and offer 3 dives/week for certified divers at $100/wk/diver.



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




Monday, January 05, 2015

Crewed Yacht Charters: Special Offers and Discounts


Here is a selection of current special offers on crewed Caribbean charter yachts. The special offers / discounts below include time-specific and other discounts... Check it out!

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