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



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CATAMARAN DREAMING ON: Inner Barrier Reef and Cayes itinerary for Belize Yacht Charters

INNER BARRIER REEF & CAYES ITINERARY
 SAMPLE ITINERARY - BELIZE
CATAMARAN DREAMING ON

There are multiple itinerary options for charters commencing from The Placencia Resort and Marina in Belize. Dreaming On has prepared two sample itineraries for our purusal.

  • The Atoll itinerary heads north to one of the channels through the barrier reef, to take us to Turneffe Atoll and Lighthouse Reef. (Click Here)
  • The Inner Barrier Reef and Cayes itinerary takes us in a circle through the inner deep water channels, amongst the cays with some anchorages just inside the barrier reef as well as some sailing along the barrier reef. The Belize Barrier Reef and the many cays inside and atolls outside are famous for their fantastic diving opportunities. (See below)

All of Dreaming On’s itineraries include great diving opportunities. We can arrange Rendezvous Diving on request with local, professional dive organisations for any divers on board. Diving with a local dive organization, whose Dive Masters dive these waters every day, ensures that our guests enjoy the best possible diving experience.


Where is Belize? Click maps to enlarge in a new window


INNER BARRIER REEF & CAYES ITINERARY

Day 1 – Depart The Placencia Marina on a reach to Rendezvous Island. Great place to snorkel and anchor for the first night.

Day 2 – Sail up the inner channel to Blue Ground Range. Then work our way east through patch reefs to anchor for the night just inside the barrier reef at South Water Cay. Great snorkeling and rendezvous diving opportunities here as well as just north at Tobacco Cay and near Carrie Bow Cay. This is all part of the Belize Marine Reserve. There are three restaurants on the cay. Guides can also be arranged for flats fishing.

Day 3 – Through the cut in the barrier reef for a down wind sail along the reef to Gladden Cut. Fish along the way for a chance to catch Mahi Mahi, Wahoo or Tuna. Anchor inside the reef at Gladden Cut.

Day 4 – Sail to Ranguana Cay where there is more snorkeling and an opportunity for a rendezvous dive.

Day 5 – A sail north on the inside of the reef will bring us to the Queen Cays (also known as Silk Cays). There are restaurants on both Ranguana Cay and Hatchet Cay (near the Queen Cays)

Day 6 – A day exploring the local cays with some more snorkeling.

Day 7 – After a morning snorkel or rendezvous dive we can sail to Placencia Village where guests can go ashore and experience a bit of village life. Placencia’s famous “Main Road” is a 3 foot wide concrete path meandering through the sand, passing lots of little local shops and restaurants . A few minutes spent on this “Road” and you will probably meet everyone in Placencia!

Day 8 – Our final morning involves a short sail back to The Placencia Marina


Special Offer and more info...

For the period 1st November to 16 December 2015, Dreaming On will reimburse guests for 2 adult air tickets for the sector Belize City to Placencia and return to a maximum total value of $500 on any 4-guestm 2-cabin charter.

For an all-inclusive Christmas 2015 charter commencing after 16 December 2015, Dreaming On will reimburse guests for 3 adult air tickets for the sector Belize City to Placencia and return to a maximum value of $750. Christmas charters have a flat fee for up to 6 guests: $17,000/week.

For more information about Dreaming On and Belize, Click Here.


Dreaming On

The charter yacht Dreaming On is a 47-foot R&C catamaran with a crew of two, owner-operators Geoff and Iza. Dreaming On is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to six guests in three cabins, each having Queen-sized berths, flatscreen TV/DVD and, of course, private ensuite head/shower. The cockpit offers plenty of room for lounging and dining. Internet where available.


Dreaming On is equipped with plenty of water toys to keep everyone entertained.  Toys include: 13-foot center console dinghy with 30hp outboard, snorkel gear, waterskis, kneeboard, stand up paddle board (SUP), windsurfer, tube, wake board, two one-person kayaks, floating mats, beach games, fishing gear, double hammock, beanbag chairs, and even a floating island!



DREAMING ON is currently available for CHRISTMAS 2015 in BELIZE
Booked for New Years



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


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

CATAMARAN DREAMING ON: Atoll Itinerary for Belize Yacht Charters

ATOLL ITINERARY
 SAMPLE ITINERARY - BELIZE
CATAMARAN DREAMING ON

There are multiple itinerary options for charters commencing from The Placencia Resort and Marina in Belize. Dreaming On has prepared two sample itineraries for our purusal.

  • The Atoll itinerary heads north to one of the channels through the barrier reef, to take us to Turneffe Atoll and Lighthouse Reef. (See Below)
  • The Inner Barrier Reef and Cayes itinerary takes us in a circle through the inner deep water channels, amongst the cays with some anchorages just inside the barrier reef as well as some sailing along the barrier reef. The Belize Barrier Reef and the many cays inside and atolls outside are famous for their fantastic diving opportunities. (Click Here for itinerary)

All of Dreaming On’s itineraries include great diving opportunities. We can arrange Rendezvous Diving on request with local, professional dive organisations for any divers on board. Diving with a local dive organization, whose Dive Masters dive these waters every day, ensures that our guests enjoy the best possible diving experience.


Where is Belize? Click maps to enlarge in a new window


ATOLL ITINERARY

Day 1 ‐ Depart The Placencia Resort & Marina sailing North up the inner channel to Blue Ground Range. Then work our way east through patch reefs to anchor for the night just inside the barrier reef at South Water Cay. Great snorkeling and rendezvous diving opportunities here as well as just north at Tobacco Cay and near Carrie Bow Cay. This is all part of the Belize Marine Reserve. There are three restaurants on the cay. Guides can also be arranged for flats fishing.

Day 2 - Through the South Water Cut and set sail to Turneffe Atoll. There is good snorkeling here and exploring the waterways throughout Turneffe with a dinghy or kayak is very interesting.

Days 3 to 6 - We continue on to Lighthouse Reef and drop anchor on the west side of Long Cay. Arriving at Lighthouse Reef early in the week will allow us to spend up to 3 days at this amazing atoll. Take advantage of the fabulous rendezvous diving opportunities along the Lighthouse Wall. Advance divers can arrange to dive the Blue Hole. Another option is to take a shore excursion to Halfmoon Cay to see the Bird Sanctuary. The wall at Halfmoon Cay also offers beautiful diving.

Day 7 ‐ A downwind sail from Lighthouse to the Barrier Reef. Anchor just inside the reef at Tobacco Cay.

Day 8 - Our final morning will be a sail back to The Placencia Marina.


Special Offer and more info...

For the period 1st November to 16 December 2015, Dreaming On will reimburse guests for 2 adult air tickets for the sector Belize City to Placencia and return to a maximum total value of $500 on any 4-guestm 2-cabin charter.

For an all-inclusive Christmas 2015 charter commencing after 16 December 2015, Dreaming On will reimburse guests for 3 adult air tickets for the sector Belize City to Placencia and return to a maximum value of $750. Christmas charters have a flat fee for up to 6 guests: $17,000/week.

For more information about Dreaming On and Belize, Click Here.


Dreaming On

The charter yacht Dreaming On is a 47-foot R&C catamaran with a crew of two, owner-operators Geoff and Iza. Dreaming On is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to six guests in three cabins, each having Queen-sized berths, flatscreen TV/DVD and, of course, private ensuite head/shower. The cockpit offers plenty of room for lounging and dining. Internet where available.


Dreaming On is equipped with plenty of water toys to keep everyone entertained.  Toys include: 13-foot center console dinghy with 30hp outboard, snorkel gear, waterskis, kneeboard, stand up paddle board (SUP), windsurfer, tube, wake board, two one-person kayaks, floating mats, beach games, fishing gear, double hammock, beanbag chairs, and even a floating island!



DREAMING ON is currently available for CHRISTMAS 2015 in BELIZE
Booked for New Years



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


Monday, May 11, 2015

Sail Belize - Charter Catamaran Dreaming On

After several years of chartering in the Virgin Islands, catamaran Dreaming On is moving to Belize.

Discover Belize - Charter Yacht Catamaran Dreaming On - Sailing Vacations in Belize

Their plan is to leave the BVI in the first week of June 2015, make their way through The Turks & Caicos and Bahamas, and then arrive in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in mid-July.  They will head down to the Florida Keys and towards Belize, by way of the Yucatan Channel, to arrive in Belize, weather permitting, in early August.

Dreaming On's Belize charter calendar is open from 1st November 2015 and they already have their first Belize charter booking for the week of New Year 2015/2016, plus options on a couple of other weeks in 2016.

As soon as Geoff and Iza arrive in August, they will be out there searching for those special places that offer outstanding scenery and snorkeling.  They promise to take photos both above and under the water and, of course, fly their Phantom drone for some outstanding aerial footage.  We will keep you posted – stay tuned and follow our blog.


Where is Belize? Click map to enlarge


Why Belize?

Belize offers beautiful, quiet, uncrowded cruising grounds, with amazing snorkeling and rendezvous diving opportunities and no Christmas winds!

In place of the imposing volcanic islands of the BVI, the cayes in Belize are small, low, coral formations mostly enclosed within the protection of the 190 mile long barrier reef.


Getting to Belize

There are regular scheduled flights into Belize City from Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and Miami, with United, American Airways and Delta, then a short local flight from Belize City to Placencia.

The airport at Placencia is being expanded to international status and we are advised that Jet Blue and Spirit will be flying into Placencia Airport by the end of 2015. We will keep you updated on this as information becomes available.


Belize Base

Dreaming On's base will be at The Placencia Resort Marina, at Stann Creek, just north of Placencia. The Placencia is the perfect location to enable us to offer a wide choice of attractive itineraries to suit all tastes and charters of varying lengths.


Sample Charter Itineraries for Belize

Dreaming On's sample itineraries for charters in Belize:


Special Offers

For the period 1st November to 16 December 2015, Dreaming On will reimburse guests for 2 adult air tickets for the sector Belize City to Placencia and return to a maximum total value of $500 on any 4-guestm 2-cabin charter.

For an all-inclusive Christmas 2015 charter commencing after 16 December 2015, Dreaming On will reimburse guests for 3 adult air tickets for the sector Belize City to Placencia and return to a maximum value of $750. Christmas charters have a flat fee for up to 6 guests: $17,000/week.


Dreaming On

The charter yacht Dreaming On is a 47-foot R&C catamaran with a crew of two, owner-operators Geoff and Iza. Dreaming On is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to six guests in three cabins, each having Queen-sized berths, flatscreen TV/DVD and, of course, private ensuite head/shower. The cockpit offers plenty of room for lounging and dining. Internet where available.


Dreaming On is equipped with plenty of water toys to keep everyone entertained.  Toys include: 13-foot center console dinghy with 30hp outboard, snorkel gear, waterskis, kneeboard, stand up paddle board (SUP), windsurfer, tube, wake board, two one-person kayaks, floating mats, beach games, fishing gear, double hammock, beanbag chairs, and even a floating island!



DREAMING ON is available for CHRISTMAS 2015 in BELIZE
Booked for New Years



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

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Charter Yacht PROMENADE's Annual Cabin Cruise, 2016 Feb 7/8-18

The charter yacht Promenade, a 65-foot Nigel Irens-designed trimaran, has scheduled a great 10/11-night sailing in the British Virgin Islands for next February 2016.

This charter week is available for individual cabin bookings and is a wonderful opportunity for two people to sail aboard Promenade without having to get a large group of friends together for a private charter.

 Promenade is a large yacht. Here are 7 guests sitting on half of the cabin top.
There is also the other side, the forward trampolines, the full-width cockpit and the aft deck... Plus the large body of water Promenade is floating in.


Promenade has been offering this annual all-inclusive, cabin-only charter for many years at a prime time slot in the British Virgin Islands and usually sells out quite quickly! Promenade is fully equipped and has ample charter toys and activities available on board this large spacious yacht.


DATES: Sunday, February 14 to Thursday, February 25, 2016
  • SLEEP ABOARD: Guests are welcome to a free "sleep aboard" on the evening of Sunday, February 14th (Valentine's Day!).
  • CABIN CRUISE: The 10-night sailing will start on the morning of February 15th and finish by noon on February 25th. 

PRICE: $6000/cabin, double occupancy (i.e. $3000/person). If you are a single person, you may book a cabin to yourself, or you have the option of booking a cabin with two twin beds and share the cabin with another person for half the cabin price ($3000 for single).
 
INCLUDES:
  • This will be fully crewed and inclusive of all meals and standard ship's bar (including one dive/day).

NOT INCLUDED:
  • 1-2 meals off the yacht at guest's expense (one lunch and one dinner ashore, plus you are responsible for your dinner ashore on the sleep aboard night). 
  • Personal expenses such as getting to and from the yacht from the airport 
  • Anything you choose to purchase on land. 
  • BC & Regulator rental if needed for SCUBA at $200/diver for the entire charter. 
  • Crew Gratuity: typically 15-20% of charter fee adjusted up and down as you see fit

ABOUT PROMENADE

The charter yacht Promenade is a large 65-foot trimaran with a beam (width) of 35 feet, and a crew of 3. Promenade is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 10 guests. There are five guest cabins: 2 kings and 3 queens. The king cabins may also be made up as two singles, if requested. The two forward queen cabins each have ensuite heads with showers, while the aft queen and the 2 king/twin cabins share two heads with showers.

Charter Yacht Promenade - Up to 10 guests, 5 cabins - 65x35-foot trimaran

Promenade has a 15-foot dinghy with 50HP motor, waterskis for adults and kids, kneeboard, wakeboard, tube, standup paddleboard (SUP), 2-person kayak, floating chairs & loungers, snorkeling gear, fishing equipment, yoga on the beach, 40" flatscreen TV, large video library, iPod with over 5000 songs, air compressor to fill scuba tanks. Lots of toys. Internet where available.


Promenade has a dive instructor and one dive/day is included. BC and regulators may be rented for $200/diver for the week or you may bring your own.


Promenade is one of the very few crewed charter yachts in the BVI that has a commercial fishing license for the yacht. They carry ballyhoo and lures for trolling, a casting net for live bait, frozen squid for bottom fishing, trolling rods, bottom fishing/spinning rods, gaff hook, landing net, various lures, bottom tackle and hand lines, as well as rod holders on the aft deck.

Promenade is one of our favorite yachts in the charter fleet. They do a great job and have many repeat bookings.


Contact Paradise Connections to book your cabin !
 


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



Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Current Special Offers & Discounts for Yacht Charters

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: May 10, 2015


We have a special page on our blog for Special Offers and Discounts... CLICK HERE


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


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

BEAGLE KNOT - Catamaran
  • $300 off for regular charter price for children under 12-years old
  • Honeymoons and Anniversaries: $500 off
    - 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 now 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 -

DELPHINE - Catamaran
  • Paradise Connections is offering a 5% discount on new bookings of 7-night (or longer) charters aboard Delphine taking place before November 30, 2015
    - 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 -

DREAMING ON - Catamaran
  • 2 ADULT AIR TICKETS FREE from Belize City to Placencia: For any 4-guest, 2-cabin, 7-night charter taking place between November 1 to December 16, 2015, Dreaming On will reimburse the guests for 2 adult air tickets for the sector Belize City to Placencia and return flight for a maximum total value of $500.
  • CHRISTMAS 2015: For any Christmas charter commencing after December 16, 2015, Dreaming On will reimburse guests for 3 adult air tickets for the sector Belize City to Placencia and return to a maximum value of $750.
    - Belize -

DRUMBEAT - Monohull
  • Spring special: Take $1000 off standard rates on new bookings for Drumbeat charters taking place during April and May 2015. Valid for charters of 4 or more nights. Charters of less than 7 nights will be pro-rated.
    - Virgin Islands -

FIDELITY - Monohull
  • Honeymoon special: $6450/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 May 31 and June 22, 2015. Valid for 6 nights or more.
  • - Virgin Islands -

FRANGINES - Catamaran
  • $1000 discount for new bookings with charters taking place through August 17, 2015. Charter must be 6 nights or more.
  • Children 15 years old and younger receive a $250 discount
    - Virgin Islands -

FREE INGWE - Catamaran
  • Full board special offer for new bookings made between now and August 15, 2015 (5-night minimum) and takes place by August 31, 2015: One guest sails for free on groups of 3 or more guests. Examples: 3 guests sail for the price of 2... 6 guests sail for the price of 5.
    - 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.
  • - 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 -

HYPNAUTIC - Catamaran
  • $1500 discount for new bookings taking place before July 22, 2015.
    - Virgin Islands -

LADY KATLO - Catamaran 
  • Paradise Connections is offering a 10% off standard rates for new bookings taking place between now and November 5, 2015
    - Virgin Islands through end May, then Grenadines from mid-June through summer -

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
  • Book a 7-night, half-board, crewed yacht charter aboard Pacific Wave to take place sometime between April 11 and May 31, 2015 and save 33%. See details here.
    - Virgin Islands -

PARADIGM SHIFT - Catamaran 
  • FAMILY SPECIAL FOR VIRGIN ISLANDS ONLY: $500 OFF for each child, maximum 2 children per charter. 7 night minimum. Excludes New Years but is valid for Christmas. Must have at least 2 paying adults in charter.
  • -  Virgin Islands -

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
  • SPECIAL EVENTS:

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 -
 
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
  • Save $1000 on new bookings taking place in May or June 2015 for charters of 7 nights or more.
  • $150 off per child under 14-years old
    - Virgin Islands -

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

THREE MOONS - Monohull
  • New Crew, Introductory Discount: Receive $1500 off standard charter rates for new bookings taking place from now through July 15, 2015.
    - Virgin Islands -

TWILIGHT RODEO - Catamaran 
  • $2000 discount for new bookings with full-board charters taking place in July and August 2015. Valid for charters of 6 nights or more.
    - Virgin Islands -

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

WHY NOT - Catamaran 
  • Kid Discount: 50% off for one child aged 6 to 12-years old (must be able to swim). 
  • 10% off any new booking made by June 30, 2015 and taking place any time in 2015 exccept for Christmas and New Year weeks. Cannot not be combined with other offers.
    - San Blas-

(Please note that special offers are subject to change)

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


Sunday, May 03, 2015

Charter Yacht Promenade - Summer 2015 Scuba Dive Special

FREE diving, Free gear and more this summer aboard the 65-foot trimaran, PROMENADE.

Diving the Wreck of the Rocus - Sailing Liveaboard Dive Boat, trimaran Promenade

In conjunction with the British Virgin Island Tourist Board, the charter yacht Promenade has announced their Summer SCUBA Special for private, liveaboard dive charters for up to 10 guests in the British Virgin Islands!


WE ARE INCLUDING ALL SCUBA DIVING on this Summer SCUBA Special
  • With a dive compressor on board, we can do as many dives as you like. This week is specifically geared toward SCUBA diving.
  • With weather cooperation, we will SCUBA every wreck and out of the way place we know from the wreck of the ROCUS around Anegada to the Chikuzen and RMS Rhone wrecks and the South Drop
  • All gear will be provided on board (if you prefer not to bring gear) except for wet suits and dive lights for night diving (typically extra charge)
  • We have experienced SCUBA Instructors and Dive Masters on board. Your dives can either be with our leaders or, if you prefer, with just your buddy on your own.

DATES: Between August 15th and October 25th, 2015

This is an excellent time to SCUBA dive in the British Virgin Islands... No crowds and wonderful flat, warm water (up to 86°F)

RATES, private, 7-night, all-inclusive dive charter: 
  • 6 guests = $15,900/wk (add $1,000 for each guests up to 10)
  • 7 guests = $16,900/wk
  • 8 guests = $17,900/wk
  • 9 guests = $18,900/wk
  • 10 guests= $19,900/wk

The Summer SCUBA Special on Promenade includes:
  • Full meals, including breakfast, lunch, dinners, snacks and desserts
  • Full refreshments including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages... wine with dinner
  • 5 cabins for up to 10 guests, with two of the king sized beds having the ability to convert into singles if you like
  • All our regular amenities if you get bored of SCUBA, such as fishing, kayaking, tubing, sailing, beachcombing, waterskiing, watching the stars, napping in the trampolines, hiking and exploring historical ruins on various deserted islands, visiting late afternoon beach bars, etc.
  • Overnight air conditioning is also included in the charter fee (typically an extra charge)
  • All mooring ball fees, cruising taxes, National Park fees are included
  • Fully dedicated crew members
  • Promenade is also offering complimentary RESCHEDULING of week in case of any hurricane possibility! You may still want to take out travel insurance to cover your flights. Although rare, you never know.
What is NOT included:
  • Wet Suits and underwater lights for night diving
  • Transportaion to and from the yacht
  • Crew Gratuity: typically 15-20% of charter fee adjusted up and down as you see fit

Promenade picks up and departs from Road Harbour on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. You can fly into St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands (STT) and take a 50 minute ferry ride up to Tortola or, you can fly to San Juan in Puerto Rico (SJU) and then onwards to Beef Island in the BVIs (EIS). Boarding is generally around 12 noon, with departure being around the same time 7 nights later.


As you know, Promenade is one of our favorite charter yachts (we've just booked their Christmas charter!). Be sure to watch their videos to learn more about them: CLICK HERE

Fun, relaxation, and diving aboard Promenade in the BVIs!


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




Summer SCUBA Special - British Virgin Islands Summer SCUBA Special - British Virgin Islands - Charter Yacht Trimaran Promenade

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cabin Cruise Charter: St Martin to St Thomas, 10-nights with Trimaran Promenade

One of our favorite charter yachts that we've mentioned many times in this blog, the 65-foot trimaran Promenade, is offering an exceptional "by the cabin" trip which starts in St Martin, visits St Barths and possibly other nearby French islands, Anguilla, and an overnight sail back to the Virgin Islands.

The Charter Yacht Promenade - Sitting peacefully at anchor


How much, you ask? 

Only $4000/cabin ($2000/person, double occupancy) for a 9-10 night, all-inclusive charter which includes one dive/day for certified divers.

This will be fully crewed and inclusive (including casual SCUBA diving) except for the following:
  • 2-3 meals off the yacht (one for sleepaboard night, and one for sure in St Barths)
  • Dive gear: $25/dive, or bring your own
  • Communications
  • Personal expenses such as getting to and from the yacht from the airport
  • Anything you choose to purchase on land. Might be a great time to pick up some french wines to bring back to the Virgin Islands and fly home with you!
  • Crew gratuity

When and where?

The charter officially begins on May 27th in St Martin (airport code SXM) but guests are welcome to take advantage of the free sleepaboard on the night of May 26th (dinner ashore) so everyone can be ready for a morning departure the next day.

The preliminary itinerary includes cruising St Martin, Tintamarre, Ile Fourche, St Barths, and whatever else catches their fancy, Anguilla, with a stop to dive in Sombrero (weather permitting), Anegada, and onwards through the Virgin Islands where guests can be dropped off either in the BVIs or the USVIs on June 5, 2015.

Fishing and Diving

There will be an overnight sail. It is a casual charter with full crew, but the guests are encouraged to participate and get the full experience of doing overnight passages. It will be fun!

   
Stella

Kerry will be hosting this trip along with her Kitty Kat Stella. She is a wonderful kitty and much loved by charter guests. Just want to let you know she will be aboard Promenade for this trip in case you have issues with cats or are allergic, although she is kept out of the guest cabins.

More about the yacht...

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! 

Current availability as of April 23, 2015:

Only two cabins open, so...

Contact Paradise Connections ASAP to book a cabin... or two!
 


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