Saturday, August 16, 2014

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!

UPDATED: August 16, 2014 


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


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

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

THE BIG DOG
  • Paradise Connections is offering a 10% discount for any charter taking place before December 7, 2014.
    - Virgin Islands -

BLUE PASSION
  • One child 5 years of age or younger sails free on any 7-night charter.
  • 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 -

  • CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS weeks: No 10% holiday premium
  • 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 -

  • Paradise Connections is offering a 5% discount for any charters booked and taking place between now and October 31, 2014
    - Virgin Islands -

  • 1-4 guests using 2 cabins sail for the price of two. Rate valid for charters taking place between Oct. 15 and Dec. 14, 2014 only. Valid for 5 nights or more and not valid if using more than 2 cabins.
    - Virgin Islands -

FIDELITY
  • Honeymoon special: $6150/week for 2 guests
    - Virgin Islands -

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

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

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

FREEDOM (motoryacht)
  • For charters taking place before October 24, 2014: $38,500/wk, plus all expenses
  • - Virgin Islands -

  • 10% discount off standard rates for new bookings with charters taking place during:
    • Nov. 8 thru Dec. 14, 2014
    • Jan. 06 thru Jan 31, 2015
    - Virgin Islands -

FULL MOON
  • $500 honeymoon discount
  • $125 per child under 12 years old. Discount rate for maximum of 2 kids/all-inclusive charter.
    - Virgin Islands -

GRAND CRU
  • Any holiday charter ending by noon on Dec. 24 2014 pays NO HOLIDAY SURCHARGE. Charters ending after Dec. 24th do pay the surcharge.
  • Grand Cru is pleased to offer two fabulous options for early booking for the 2014/2015 season. Valid on any charter for 2014-2015 season (holidays excluded), booked or held before 08-Nov-2014. Guest may choose either of two options, TRANSPORTATION or ADVENTURE. Click the link for details: http://goo.gl/HZ1NuD
    - Virgin Islands -

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

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

  • Family special: $12,000 for 5 guests with one using the cabin in the forepeak. Children must be 10 years or older.
    - Virgin Islands -

IMAGINATION
  • 14 nights for the price of 12 in the Grenadines this summer and fall (through December 14, 2014). Four meals ashore not included.
    - Grenadines -

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

MAJESTIC SPIRIT
  • Six guests sail for the price of two, $17,890. Special valid on any charters taking place between now and October 30, 2014 taking place in the Virgin Islands or the Grenadines. Two-guest rate = $17,890 inclusive of meals, snacks, canapes, and standard ships bar.
    - Virgin Islands / Grenadines -

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

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

NADIYA
  • Introductory special: $1,000 discount for charters booked between now and November 15, 2014. Charters may take place at anytime.
  • Family discount: $200/child under the age of 15 years old
    - Virgin Islands -

PARADISE
  • Honeymoon special: $6500/wk for 2 guests
  • Anniversary special: $6990/wk for 2 guests
  • Grenadines, summer 2014: $6500/wk for 2 guests (inquire for 4) for full-board, full service with Bernie as Captain and Chef, plus one crew. Rate includes free sleep aboard on arrival and departure dates with guests having lunch and dinner ashore at clients expense for those 2 days.
    -  Virgin Islands (Nov-June) Grenadines (July -midOct) -

  • 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
    • 7 night minimum and excludes Christmas and New Years holiday period.
    - Virgin Islands -

  • Children 14 years old and younger receive a $250 discount
    - Virgin Islands -

  • Paradise Connections is offering a 5% discount on charters occurirng between August 10 and October 25, 2014
    - Virgin Islands -

SAFARI
  •  Paradise Connections is offering a 5% discount on new bookings for charters taking place during September and October 2014.
  • Children less than 12 years old receive a $100 discount
    - Virgin Islands -

  • One child less than 6 years old sails for FREE
  • Romantic Getaway for Two: $9400/week for 2 guests, 7 nights or longer, with start and end ports of Village Cay, Tortola
    • Complimentary transfer from local airport to yacht upon arrival. (BVI pick up only)
    • Fruit basket/chocolates upon arrival
    • A complimentary bottle of champagne
    • $100 towards an evening meal for two at restaurant of choice -OR- towards a couples massage at one of the British Virgin Island spas.
    - Virgin Islands -

  • 15% discount for July and August 2014 charters
  • 10% discount for charters between 1st October and 14th December 2014
    - Virgin Islands -

  • 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 -

STARGAZER
  • 5% discount for any new bookings for charters taking place between now and August 31, 2014
    - Virgin Islands -

SWEETEST THING
  • Space for two children in two quarter berths - no charge with 6 adults. $250 off/child if less than 6 paying adults and using quarter berths.
    - Virgin Islands -

XENIA
  • Special offers for charters beginning by October 10, 2014: 
    • Up to 6 guests for the price of two: $22,000
    • 7 or 8 guests for the price of four: $23,000
Rate is inclusive. Available in BVI until July 26th and then available in Grenadines Aug 11th through Oct. 16th.
- Virgin Islands  & Grenadines-

(Please note that special offers are subject to change)

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


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Charter Yachts in the Grenadines, Summer 2014

Here's a selection of yachts available for charter in the Grenadines (southern Caribbean) for this summer 2014. Contact Paradise Connections for rates and current availability.


BLUE PASSION

60 ft Beneteau sloop
4 cabins / up to 8 guests
Dive Master

MAJESTIC SPIRIT

53 ft Royal Cape catamaran
4 cabins / up to 8 guests
Dive Instruction

PARADISE

54 ft Irwin cutter
2 cabins / up to 4 guests

SHANGRI-LA

65 ft custom catamaran
4 cabins / up to 8 guests

TWO MUCH FUN

40 ft Manta catamaran
1 cabin / up to 2 guests


XENIA

62 ft Privilege catamaran
4 cabins / up to 8 guests

PACIFIC WAVE

72 ft Giorgetti & Magrini sloop
3 cabins / up to 6 guests
Dive Master

GENESIS

47 ft Catana catamaran
1 cabin / up to 2 guests

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


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Schooner Bonnie Lynn, Maine: open Sept 2014

The Schooner Bonnie Lynn has an open calendar for September 2014 and is available for fall foliage cruises in Maine.


Fall foliage trips...

September weather is beautiful in Maine! Great sailing conditions, excellent visibility --- evening temperatures can be crisp but BONNIE LYNN is warm,  spacious, and oh so comfortable!


Spectacular Penobscot River trips including many interesting and historic sights. BONNIE LYNN will dock at Bangor for the morning, head up the river with the flowing tide and then back down with the ebb tide ...

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 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.
RATES: Plus all expenses, 7-night charter
  • 6 guests: $12,000/week
  • 4 guests: $11,000/week
  • 2 guests: $9,500/week
 Lots of toys and activities to take advantage of...


Please view both of their online brochures and previous blog posts 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




Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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!






(Please note that special offers are subject to change)

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


Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Catamaran MANGO Open New Years and Christmas

Good News, Bad News...

Unfortunately we just had a cancellation on the catamaran Mango for New Years but the good news is that they are now available for YOUR holiday charter. Take your pick: New Years or Christmas... Both weeks are currently open.

The holiday weeks for this year work best as:
  • Christmas: Saturday, December 20-27
  • New Years: Sunday, December 28 - January 4

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, snorkel gear, floating mats, standup paddleboard (SUP), boogie board with plexiglass window, etc.

Please note that Mango is a non-smoking yacht.

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The Price...

Mango has a very attractive and affordable introductory rate that includes BVI cruising taxes and permits. They have a 10% premium for holiday charters.
  • 2 guests: $8,800/holiday week (standard rate: $8000/week)
  • 4 guests: $10,450/holiday week (standard rate: $9500/week)
  • 6 guests: $11,550/holiday week (standard rate: $10,500/week)

Specials (except for Christmas and New Years holiday weeks):
  • $500 discount for Honeymoon and Anniversary charters
  • $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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Book Now...

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

Don't wait too much longer if you wish to have a New Years charter in the Virgin Islands this year. We do not have many good yachts left that fit into the "affordable" category, although there are a reasonable selection of boats still available for Christmas week.



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 21, 2014

New Catamaran in Charter: Nadiya

We would like to welcome a new charter yacht into the Caribbean fleet, Nadiya. Nadiya is a 47-foot Leopard catamaran with an experienced crew of two, the popular team of Bob & Deb previously of the charter yacht Fidelity. They will be available for charter beginning October 1, 2014.

Scroll down for their Special Offer!


Charter Yacht Nadiya - Caribbean Catamaran All-Inclusive Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

Nadiya is a 47-foot Leopard catamaran with a crew of two. Nadiya is fully air conditioned and accomodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins, each with Queen berth and ensuite head/shower. The yacht has a 12-foot dinghy with 15HP motor, tube, 2-person kayak, 2 standup paddleboards (SUPs), snorkel gear, fishing equipment, noodles, beach games, hammock, underwater camera, onboard wifi where available, etc.

Special Offer:

$1000 discount off standard rates for bookings made between now and 15 December 2014 for charters taking place any time... INCLUDING CHRISTMAS and NEW YEARS (very rare).

Crew:

Guest find that Captain Bob and Deb are an accomplished team that is dedicated to their enjoyment and eager to show them the special places in the islands that make for an unforgettable vacation.


Captain Bob has been boating for over 30 years owning and sailing three different boats as well as chartering professionally in the Virgin Islands. He has logged thousands of blue water miles and is considered to be one of the best ASA sailing instructors in the Caribbean. Capt. Bob is also an accomplished musician and is happiest sitting on deck with his guitar after a great day of sailing and serenading the sunset with happy guests. Bob holds a USCG Masters 100 ton license as well as several ASA Sailing Instructor certificates.

First Mate/Chef Debbie grew up in Southern California where she developed a love for the sea and all things aquatic. She has shared 30 years of boating fun and experience with Captain Bob.

NADIYA is currently available for CHRISTMAS 2014 and NEW YEARS


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



Friday, June 13, 2014

Charter Catamaran DREAMING ON: Autumn 2014 discount special

The catamaran DREAMING ON, a 47-foot Leopard catamaran, has a special offer for their Autumn 2014 charters.

Catamaran DREAMING ON - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

Dreaming On is a 47-foot Leopard catamaran with an owner-operator crew of two. The catamaran is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to six guests in three Queen cabins, each with flatscreen TV/DVD, and ensuite head/shower. Dreaming On has a 13-foot dinghy with 30HP motor, waterskis, tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, 2 one-person kayaks, windsurfer, standup paddleboard (SUP), snorkel gear, fishing equipment, hammock, comfortable underwater camera, TV/DVD in salon, wifi where available, etc.

SPECIAL OFFER: $12,300/wk for up to 4 guests
  • 1-4 guests using 2 cabins sail for the price of a two-person charter
  • Discount valid for new bookings of charters taking place between October 15 and December 14, 2014
  • Valid for 5 nights or more
  • Full-board , all-inclusive charter:  $12,300/wk

DREAMING ON  is currently available for CHRISTMAS 2014 and 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



Thursday, June 12, 2014

Charter Catamaran Feel the Magic: Super Summer Savings

The charter yacht Feel the Magic, a 50-foot Voyage catamaran, has an end of season, super duper special...

Catamaran Feel The Magic - Caribbean Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

Feel the Magic is offering our clients a 25% discount for the last charter week of their 2014 summer season. Here are the details:
  • Dates: Anytime between July 7 - July 20, 2014 for standard 8-day/7-night charter week
  • 6 Guests = $12,500/wk
  • 4 Guests = $11,500/wk
  • Must confirm by June 20, 2014

Charter yacht Feel The Magic is a 50-foot Voyage catamaran with a crew of two, Hank and Micheale.  Feel the Magic is air conditioned and accommodates up to six guests in three equivalent cabins with queen-sized berths and ensuite heads/showers. For charters of 7/8 guests (most ideal with families), the queen berth aft of the trampoline & day head are available for use.


Award winning food two years in a row - See previous post

Feel the Magic has a 15-foot dinghy with 70HP motor, waterskis, kneeboard, wakeboard, tube, a 2-person Hobie Mirage kayak that you can paddle or pedal, 2 standup paddle boards (SUPs), 2 surfboards, SeaDoo water scooter, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, floating mats, TV/DVD, onboard wifi where available, guitar, banjo, and other musical instruments, and more (see online brochure).


Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book FEEL THE MAGIC
View Feel The Magic's online brochure
For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com


Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Charter Yacht Drumbeat: Summer 2014 sailing vacations in Virgin Islands

Looking for something to do this summer? How about a sailing vacation in the Virgin Islands aboard Drumbeat, one of our favorite charter yachts.

Vince, Linda, and Kirk

The experienced and excellent crew of three (owner-operators Vince & Linda, and assisted by Kirk, a longtime crew member) are outstanding in service: sailing, diving, cuisine, fun, and relaxation. Vince is a dive instructor and diving for both certified and non-certified divers is included in the charter fee. 

Drumbeat announced that they will be chartering in the Virgin Islands through the end of August 2014. Woo-Hoo!
RATES: all-inclusive, 7-night charter
  • up to 4 guests: $14,000/wk
  • 6 guests: $16,000/wk
  • 8 guests: $18,000/wk

Charter Yacht DRUMBEAT - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Liveaboard Scuba & Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands

Charter yacht Drumbeat 1 is a fully air conditioned 65/72-foot Irwin ketch, and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 equivalent double cabins, each with private ensuite head/shower.

There's more to do besides diving and eating Linda's excellent cooking! Drumbeat has an 18-foot dinghy with 90HP motor, waterskis, wakeboard, tube, kayaks, rope swing, fishing gear, snorkel equipment, satellite TV, 42" LCD flatscreen in salon... or relax in the shaded cockpit or in the hammock and read or listen to some tunes... or check out the beach... endless possibilities :)

A great choice for families, group of friends, and honeymooners too!

DRUMBEAT IS AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS

Let's start planning your Drumbeat sailing vacation today


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



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Promenade Yacht Charters - UPDATE

Here is an update about one of favorite yachts, the 65-foot trimaran Promenade.


Promenade has had a very busy season this winter. They have a nice spot open at the beginning of June but then they are booked solid for 8 weeks, June 14 through August 1, 2014. with a hold on August 3-9.

Promenade is chartering all summer in the Virgin Islands and we hope you will take advantage of our special summer offer.

SUMMER SPECIAL
Paradise Connections is offering a 5% discount on new Promenade bookings with charters taking place between August 10 and October 25, 2014.
We always advise trip cancellation insurance in case one of those pesky named storms pop up in our neck of the woods. None last year... Hurray!

COMMENTS: See the Comments that we received from a happy family we had aboard Promenade last summer... CLICK HERE

HOLIDAYS: Are you looking for a spacious, fun boat for up to 10 people that offers diving (dive instructor) for the holidays? Book soon as there aren't many boats that can offer so much and they book up quickly. Christmas is open and can end as late as Saturday, December 27. Those are excellent dates. New Years (Sunday, December 28-January 4) has a hold but we may challenge the other group for their dates... inquire.

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

Promenade is a spacious 65-foot trimaran, with a beam of 35 feet, that accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 cabins.  The two forward cabins have Queen berths and ensuite head/shower, while the 3 aft cabins (one Queen, and two cabins that can either be configured as Twins or a King) share 2 heads with showers.

Promenade is an excellent choice for families or a group of friends, whether you dive or not, as there's plenty of things to do. "Will the kids get bored?" you ask... NO WAY!


I spent 5 nights aboard Promenade (aft Queen cabin) in November while attending the Tortola and St Thomas Charter Yacht Shows. I found the boat very comfortable and the excellent crew very hospitable. Promenade is one of our favorite charter yachts.

There's lots of things to do aboard Promenade: diving, snorkeling, kayaking, waterskiing, fishing, kneeboarding, tubing, banana riding, standup paddle boards, dancing with disco lighting and DJ booth, "power lounging", watch DVDs inside or outside, hiking, beachcombing, yoga on the beach, listening to tunes, or just chilling out... PLUS, ask nicely and they might just share some homemade ice cream with you!

Looking forward to your inquiries



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