Thursday, August 31, 2006

Catamaran Marolanga Gets a Vacation!

Gus & Marcella, owner/operators of the catamaran Marolanga, were surprised by their children who gave them a vacation in Italy as a birthday gift. They are currently in Italy, enjoying family, sights, and Italian cuisine. Gus and Marcella will return to Marolanga and be ready to charter in mid-September. They are one of the few charter yachts available in the Virgin Islands throughout the summer season.

Here is reminder of some of the new improvements invested in Marolanga:
  • Air Conditioner / Generator
  • New 14ft. dinghy with center console
  • Hardcover roof for sun protecting the cockpit
  • Big stainless steel grill outside
  • Automatic ice machine
  • Coffee/Espresso machine
  • New dishes and silverware
  • Flat screen DVD player in each guest cabin with hundreds of DVD's for every desire (kids included!)
  • Portable Sony play station (PSP) with games
  • New TV/DVD player and CD player in salon
  • Computer with internet access in most areas of the VI
  • 2 fly fishing rods, 2 spinning rods, 1 trawling rod (Gus is an avid fisherman)

View Marolanga's electronic brochure: CLICK HERE

Visit Paradise Connection's web site: CLICK HERE

Sunday, August 13, 2006

American Airlines Fall Fare Sale to Caribbean

For those of you who are sitting on the fence, regarding a sailing vacation this autumn, perhaps this will help: American Airlines is having a Fall Sale.
  • Fares are valid for outbound travel August 7, 2006 through December 11, 2006. Return travel must be complete by December 13, 2006.
  • Tickets must be purchased NO LATER than 11:59 p.m. August 16, 2006 (CDT). (Tickets must be purchased at least 7 days prior to departure or within 1 day of making reservations, whichever comes first).
Consult American Airlines for details.

This is a great offer because this falls into the "summer rates" category and some yachts have lower rates during this time.

Contact PARADISE CONNECTIONS YACHT CHARTERS for your sailing vacation plans. There are still some excellent yachts available for the holidays (see posting below)...

Another Cabin Cruise Week : PROMENADE

The 65-foot trimaran Promenade has added another cabin cruise to their busy calendar.

Kerry now has two weeks dedicated to cabin cruises for next season.
  • November 26 to December 2, 2006
  • January 28 to February 3, 2006
These are all-inclusive, 6-night charters for $3900/cabin (double occupancy, not each person).

See additional postings about Promenade below...

Visit Promenade's electronic brochures:

Schooner Bonnie Lynn Day Sails

BONNIE LYNN, the beautiful 72-foot schooner owned and operated by Earl and Bonnie MacKenzie, gives each charter the personal touch. According to guests who booked a one day charter for a family celebration, ”We could not in any way have had a better day for our 50th anniversary!! Bonnie Lynn is a wonderful boat, plenty of room and a comfortable sail.”

Bonnie Lynn has two available dates this August for a daysail charter in Maine. We hope that someone will be able to take advantage of this rare opportunity.

AVAILABLE FOR A DAY SAIL - up to 24 passengers
  • August 18 in Rockland, ME
  • August 20 in North East Harbor
Options include:
  • 10am to 4pm with lunch - $2,400
  • 9am to 9pm, lunch and dinner - $3,000
Rates given are approximate. For more information, contact Paradise Connections: CLICK HERE for contact info.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

DRAMALESS : Weekend specials in St. Maarten / Martin

TREAT YOURSELF - Take a break, unwind in style, and leave life’s daily drama behind.


For total relaxation and impeccable service, take advantage of a DRAMALESS weekend special in St. Maarten. Their 19-foot Mako tender is included in the charter rate.

DRAMALESS is an 82-foot Hatteras with 3 crew, that can accommodate 6 or 7 guests in three cabins.

Hurry, offer valid only for charters taking place in September and October 2006.

  • 3 days for $8,000 plus expenses
  • 4 days for $10,500 plus expenses
Click HERE for their electronic brochure.


Thursday, August 10, 2006

Mediterranean Sail Boat Charters Summer 2006

There are still some sail boats available in the Med for yacht charters this summer (2006). If you'd like a Mediterranean sailing vacation, consider these fine yachts:


Dulcinea is a 63-foot sloop with prime dates still open. They have accommodations for six guests in three double cabins with individual TV, radio/CD player and A/C controls. Captain Teal Standen and his wife Anna, do a first rate job pampering charterers. Guests who sailed with them last fall wrote: “We just came back from Italy and the trip was great! Dulcinea is a beautiful boat! Teal and Anna were fantastic, very kind, attentive, and humble. Anna is a great passionate cook and Teal a very responsible and caring skipper. We had a great time with them.”

WEEKLY RATES: $15,000/2 guests $16,000/4 $17,000/6 (plus all expenses)


Liara is a 65-foot sloop with good family accommodations in three cabins: queen master cabin aft with ensuite heads; forward double guest cabin which shares head with the third guest cabin that has upper/lower single berths. Captain Ross Appleby and Chef Laurie Ward know the best spots in the Mediterranean from East to West! Regarding recent yardwork, Liara's owner reports, “She’s looking really terrific! We just painted the entire hull, installed a brand new, quieter generator and got brand new high tech sails.”

WEEKLY RATES: $18,500 for up to 6 guests, plus all expenses. Available in Western Med from 4 -21 August 2006, and after 5 September in Monaco.


Fruition is an 80-foot ketch, which accommodates 6 guests. The aft, full-width master cabin has a private entrance from the cockpit. There are also two guest cabins, each having a pair of large twin lower singles (not bunks). All cabins have ensuite head/shower. Lots of space for relaxing : the roomy cockpit, panoramic deck saloon and spacious lower saloon.

WEEKLY RATE: $17,900/2 guests, $18,900/4, $19,900/6 (plus all expenses).
Fruition is available in Palma from 10 August 2006 onwards.

Contact PARADISE CONNECTIONS for more information:

Friday, August 04, 2006

Willy T's - The end of an era

Well, it's true... I heard about it earlier this week and just had it confirmed via email from the Willy T's... Due to a recent near-fatal accident, jumping off the William Thornton Floating Restaurant and Bar will no longer be allowed.

How is one to earn their free t-shirt?

The Willy T's will be closed September through the first week of October 2006.

I'm sure they'll come up with something before the new season starts up...