Monday, September 29, 2008

SAVE 20% on Catamaran Charters in October and December 2008

Take advantage of this special offer and save 20% on an all-inclusive, crewed catamaran charter for selected weeks in October and December 2008.



OCTOBER 22-29, 2008 - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Encore, Moon Shadow, and Wild Thing are still currently available for this special week in October.

Online brochures:
DECEMBER 9-16, 2008 - BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Encore, Seas the Moment, and Moon Shadow are still currently available for this special week in December.

Online brochures:
RATES:
Encore & Seas the Moment:
  • Standard rates: 2&3=$13300 / 4=$14308 / 6=$15673 / 8=$17465
  • 20% off: 2&3=$10,640 / 4=$11,447 / 6=$12,539 / 8=$13,972
Moon Shadow & Wild Thing:
  • Standard rates: up to 6=$19,733 / 7=$20,433 / 8=$21,077
  • 20% off: up to 6=$15,787 / 7=$16,347 / 8=$16,862
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Don't miss out on this great opportunity!
Contact Paradise Connections: CLICK HERE

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Enjoy a New England sailing vacation yacht charter this Autumn 2008

New England Yacht Charter Sailing Vacations - photo copyright Paradise Connections Yacht Charters
There's still time to enjoy a New England sailing vacation this Autumn. Enjoy New England at its best with bright blue skies, fine sailing and uncrowded harbors! These excellent yachts are ready to sail!

ASHLANA
Ashlana is a Little Harbor 53. Owner/hosts Tom Hampson & Christie MacConnell are eager to make summer last a little longer with a charter or two before they leave for the Caribbean. Great sailing and a wonderful time to visit Block Island, the Vineyard and Nantucket.

Accommodations for up to four guests in two cabins. Master cabin aft has 2 double berths with ensuite head and shower. Guests may choose one of the two forward cabins: The forepeak has 2 lower singles with a filler to make a double, the port forward (crew) cabin has upper/lower singles. The forward head and shower are shared with the crew.

Guests praise Christie's cooking and Tom's sailing skills, and most of all their gracious hospitality.

Summer Rates:
  • $10,700/wk for 2 guests, plus all expenses
  • $11, 900/wk for 4 guests, plus all expenses
Ashlana is still available for Christmas & New Year charters in the Caribbean

ASHLANA's online brochure: CLICK HERE
MELINKA
MELINKA, an 80-foot Swan, is available for charter out of Newport through October 14 2008.

Accommodations for six in three ensuite cabins with generous twin berths located aft of the salon. The master has twin lower singles, port and starboard guest cabins have upper/lower singles. (No double berths.) Leather upholstery and fine oil paintings lend a 'gentlemen's club' feeling to the salon.

American Captain Forrest Shropshire, the head of MELINKA's international crew, has thirty years' experience sailing the East coast of the US and the Caribbean. Chef Maria Teresa Beddoes grew up on the Channel Island of Jersey and speaks fluent French, Spanish and Portuguese. A second generation professional sailor from Antigua is Mate Jace Hector.

Summer Rates:
  • $ 18,500/wk for up to 6 guests, plus all expenses.
Melinka is still available for Christmas & New Year charters in the Caribbean

MELINKA's online brochure: CLICK HERE
BONNIE LYNN
BONNIE LYNN, a 72-foot schooner, offers flexible accommodations for 6 in three cabins with double and single berths (two full guest baths).

Captains Earl, born and bred in Maine, and Bonnie MacKenzie provide an authentic New England experience. The warm, relaxed atmosphere and Bonnie's wonderful seafood bring guests back time and again. Her "chowda" is not to be missed!

SUMMER RATES: all inclusive, except bar/beverages, dockage
  • $9,500/wk for 2 guests
  • $11,000/wk for 4 guests
  • $12,000/wk for 6 guests
BONNIE LYNN's online brochure: CLICK HERE
VENTURE
VENTURE is a beautiful Oyster 62 sloop with a crew of two. Venture accommodates up to 4 guests in 2 cabins.

RATE: Plus all expenses
  • $14,000/wk for 2 guests
  • $15,000/wk for 4 guests
Venture is still available for Christmas & New Years charters in the Caribbean

VENTURE's online brochure: CLICK HERE
Or, maybe your budget is a bit tight but you would still like to go sailing? We would highly recommend Storm Petrel.

STORM PETREL
We are looking forward to Phil & Laura's return to the Caribbean in November, but you can enjoy their company NOW!

Storm Petrel is a Robert's designed 44-foot Offshore 44 sloop. Phil Levine is the captain and owner of Storm Petrel. His chef/crew is his girlfriend, Laura. Storm Petrel has a queen cabin aft and a V-berth cabin forward. They have an 11-foot dinghy with 15HP motor, windsurfer, hammock, snorkel equipment. Besides enjoying windsurfing, we recently learned that Phil also does kite boarding! In fact he has three kites and a couple of boards on his boat, in addition to his wind surfing gear. Alcoholic beverages are not included in their rates, but will stock with your preferences at cost.

RATE: All inclusive, except bar & dockage
  • $4150/wk for 2 guests
  • $4900/wk for 4 guests
Storm Petrel is still available for both Christmas & New Years charters in the Caribbean: Virgin Islands

STORM PETREL's online brochure: CLICK HERE
You should be able to find something here to fill the bill, tickle your fancy, floats your boat, is your cup of tea... :)

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to assist you with your sailing vacation: CLICK HERE

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Charter motoryacht SILVER SEAS - Annapolis/Baltimore Fall 2008

Motor yacht SILVER SEAS is available for charter through October 15, 2008, based out of Annapolis.

SILVER SEAS is a 107-foot, Pristine Elegant Burger motoryacht and accommodates up to 8 guests in four cabins.

Charter SILVER SEAS in Annapolis & Baltimore with Paradise Connections Yacht Charters

SILVER SEAS is an ideal yacht for an elegant Autumn cruise. Enjoy delicious seafood (especially the famous Bay Crabs!), gorgeous sandy beaches, inland rivers, and historic towns such as Annapolis and the vibrant city of Baltimore.

Captain Tim Merrick and his crew are standing by to welcome you aboard!
  • RATE: $38,000/wk plus all expenses, for up to 8 guests
View Silver Seas' online brochure: CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections to book Silver Seas! CLICK HERE

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Pirates of the Caribbean - Talk Like a Pirate Day

In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (see my post at AllAboutBoats), I'd like to post a few photos I took last year at the Pirate's Ball that was one of the evening events during last year's St. Thomas Charter Yacht Show.

Drumbeat: VINCE
DRUMBEAT - Vince

Promenade: LISA & RICH
PROMENADE - Lisa & Rich

Runaway: JIM
RUNAWAY - Jim

Godiva: MARCI & DAVE
GODIVA - Marci & Dave

Photos taken by Paradise Connections Yacht Charters

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Enjoy !!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

MAROLANGA - Additional charter comments

We posted comments from the Wilcox family charter a few days ago (see the post a bit down the page) but then we asked Steve for comments about Sasha the cat, and also about his kids...
"I meant to mention Sasha in the other message. He was remarkably well behaved and a delight to have as a member of the crew! The boys were never bored and were worn out by bedtime! Sleeping on the trampolines under the stars was the best! Attached are a few pics!
- Steve"

Sasha is a super ship's cat!






Marcella & Gus with the Wilcox kids


Marcella & Gus with the parents.

Thanks again Gus & Marcella for another happy charter. We know we can always depend on you!

View Marolanga's online brochures: CLICK HERE and HERE TOO

Contact Paradise Connections for more information on chartering and to book Marolanga: CLICK HERE

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

SHINING STAR Lower charter rates for new season

The charter motoryacht Shining Star, has lowered their rates for the new charter season, and up to two kids under the age of 12 can come along for free.



SHINING STAR is a fully air conditioned, 58-foot DeFever motor yacht which accommodates up to 6 guests in three cabins with ensuite heads; two with full Queen berths, and the other with a Queen V-berth (not bunks as shown in layout diagram).

Shining Star has a 15-foot dinghy with a 60HP 4-stroke motor, waterskis, tube, wakeboard, two-person kayak, fishing gear, snorkel equipment, etc. Mike is a dive instructor and diving is included in their rates for both certified and non-certified divers.

ALL-INCLUSIVE RATES:
  • $10,000/wk for 2 guests
  • $11,000/wk for 3 guests
  • $12,000/wk for 4 guests
  • $13,000/wk for 5 guests
  • $14,000/wk for 6 guests
1 or 2 kids under the age of 12 are free. (If it is a 6-person charter with 2 free kids, the crew takes one of the cabins and the kids can have the pull-out Queen in the salon).

SHINING STAR is available for CHRISTMAS and NEW YEARS.

View Shining Star's online brochure: CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters for more information: CLICK HERE

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Drumbeat News - First Grandchild - UPDATE

We received an email today from Vince and Linda, owner-operators of the charter yacht Drumbeat.

They became first-time grandparents on Monday... CONGRATULATIONS!

Here's a photo with Vince and his new grandchild... More details later!

UPDATE: It's a girl! Emily Brooke, weighing in at 8-lb. 2-oz
Linda says that they are trying their best to spoil her before they return to the Virgin Islands in October.

Drumbeat's Vince with new grandchild

Drumbeat is one of our favorite charter yachts. Drumbeat is a 72/65-foot Irwin with a crew of three: Owner-Operators Vince & Linda, and their popular crewmember, Kirk! Vince is a dive instructor and offers 5 dives/week including gear, also for "Resort" divers.

You can see our other posts by typing "Drumbeat" in the search box above, or click this link:
http://allaboutyachtcharters.blogspot.com/search?q=drumbeat

View Drumbeat's online brochure: CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections to charter Drumbeat: CLICK HERE

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Remember, you saw it here first :)
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Catamaran MAROLANGA - Guests Charter Comments

This morning we received a lovely email from a family we had aboard the catamaran MAROLANGA this summer (July 2008). Here are their charter comments:

Hi Guys!

Hard to believe it has been 2 months since our trip! We are all still telling friends what a total blast it was. A totally unique vacation experience! The boat was comfortable and Gus and Marcella were wonderful hosts. Very accommodating in every respect. They made every day fun and exciting and the food was awesome. They showed us all the best places and we went where the bigger ship can't, exactly what we wanted.

With their extensive experience in the area, they knew all the best spots. Gus is a very competent and experienced sailor and he made us feel very safe the entire time. Every day was tailored to just what we wanted to do. There was plenty to do for all of us, even if we wanted to do nothing!

We would, without reservation, highly recommend the boat and crew to anyone considering this trip. There are lots of choices available to be sure but we can't imagine having a better time! Gus and Marcella are totally committed to their guests having a great time and they deliver. We plan on doing this again in the coming years.

Thanks for all your help in planning the trip too. The whole process was easy. All we had to do was show up at the marina and the rest was taken care of. How great!

Thanks for everything!

Steve, Barat, Matthew and Mark

Charter catamaran Marolanga with ParadiseConnections.comMAROLANGA is one of our favorite charter yachts. Gus & Marcella are such a warm couple. They make you feel very comfortable and welcome aboard their home, Marolanga. And Sasha, the ship's Persian cat, completes the family feeling.

Unfortunately (for you!) Marolanga is already booked for Thanksgiving 2008, and this Christmas and New Years, too. They are currently open for Easter and possibly for your kids' spring break depending on dates. Contact us for availability!

View Marolanga's online brochures: CLICK HERE and HERE TOO

Contact Paradise Connections for more information on chartering and to book Marolanga: CLICK HERE

Visit our website: http://www.paradiseconnections.com/
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Free Madonna VIP Concert Tickets included with charter

Book Seagull II now and receive 8 VIP tickets for Madonna's September 25th concert in Budva, Montenegro.

Seagull II in Croatia - Charter with Paradise Connections

SEAGULL II is available for charter in Croatia for their low seasonal rate of €80,000/week, plus all expenses, but NO delivery fees.

This would sure brighten up a Madonna fan's day! Go for it!!!

Seagull II is a cool, classic motoryacht with some nice features...

Seagull II_Seagull 2_Seagull II available for September charter

Length: 177 feet / 54m
Guests: up to 12
Guest cabins: 7
Crew: 9
Rate: €80,000/week, plus all expenses, but NO delivery fees.

View Seagull IIs online brochure: CLICK HERE

For more information, contact Paradise Connections: CLICK HERE

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Friday, September 05, 2008

TransAtlantic Charter ARC 2008 with Highland Breeze - New discounted rate

Charter yacht HIGHLAND BREEZE, a 112-foot Swan, has reduced their rate for the 2008 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) November 22 through December 13, 2008 from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) to St. Lucia.

Charter Yacht Highland Breeze 112ft Swan

Currently, Highland Breeze is the largest yacht entered in the ARC race and is definitely a contender to win this annual trans-Atlantic event. Charterers need little experience and will enjoy being an active crew member learning to sail while enjoying this superb yacht and racing across the Atlantic.

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Nautor’s Swan yachts are considered the ultimate ocean-going, performance, luxury sailing yacht of unrivalled build quality.

HIGHLAND BREEZE sleeps up to 8 guests in 3 spacious cabins. Her master cabin is located aft and has a queen size bed as well as a lounge area complete with writing desk. Her master cabin also has satellite TV, DVD and video. The second and third guest cabins each have two lower twin beds along with a pullman berth. All cabins have their own private ensuite facilities, DVD player and radio system.

RATE:
The ALL-INCLUSIVE rate which includes food, drinks, fuel, race entry, berths, and sailing lessons, for this popular, annual ARC rally / race has been reduced to €85,000 for a 3-week charter for up to 8 guests.

DATE:
November 22 through December 13, 2008
Gran Canaria to St. Lucia

MORE INFO:
Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters: CLICK HERE

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So, if you want a yacht charter for the ARC, consider Highland Breeze!

Or, if you do not want to charter the entire boat, perhaps you'd like to consider a cabin on the 70-foot luxury catamaran, Blue Guru: CLICK HERE for post

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

PROMENADE - Sail Dive BVI Cabin Cruise Spring 2009

The popular BVI sail / dive trimaran PROMENADE is almost fully booked for next season (2008/9) but Kerry has opened up one week especially for a cabin cruise charter in the British Virgin Islands from March 29th through April 4, 2009.

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This is a wonderful opportunity for couples (especially divers) to charter such a fun yacht with oodles of toys and lots of space for an affordable rate.

There are currently 4 cabins available. The cabin rate for this 6-night charter is $3,600 for 2 people (not each person).

BOOK NOW!!!

OPEN DATES for private charters, current availability for 2009:
  • Jan. 30 - Feb 6 (Friday - Friday)
  • March 29 - April 4 (Sunday - Saturday) - CABIN CRUISE
  • April 4-11 (late Saturday - Saturday) - Hold on dates, NOT confirmed
  • May 23-30 (Saturday - Saturday) Hold on dates, NOT confirmed
  • June 28 - July 5 (Sunday - Sunday)
Promenade plans to close their calendar between July 15th and Thanksgiving 2009, but Kerry says to go ahead and inquire... it never hurts to ask :)


Sail Dive BVI Yacht Charters aboard PROMENADE, book with ParadiseConnections.com

View PROMENADE's online brochures: CLICK HERE and HERE

To book Promenade or for more information, contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters: CLICK HERE

Visit our web site: http://www.paradiseconnections.com

Sail Dive BVI Yacht Charters aboard PROMENADE, book with ParadiseConnections.com
The photos in this posting were taken by Promenade and are used by permission. Be nice and do not steal :)

Catamaran MATAU special rate for September 2008

The 75-foot luxury charter catamaran MATAU, is offering a 10% discount for charters in September 2008.

MATAU is available September 4-28, 2008 for charters in Croatia, Italy or France.

Charter Catamaran MATAU - Mediterranean & Caribbean - Book with ParadiseConnections.com

- SPECIAL RATE: €31,500 plus all expenses. (for up to 8 guests)

Read more about this new catamaran in one of our previous blog postings: CLICK HERE

MATAU is currently available for a NEW YEARS charter in ST.VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES!

View MATAU's online brochure: CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections to book MATAU or for more information: CLICK HERE

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Charter LADY VICTORIA - Charleston to Georgia Oct 2008

Join LADY VICTORIA, an 88-foot motor yacht, on her travels southward this October (2008) from Charleston to Georgia.

Charter LADY VICTORIA with ParadiseConnections.com

From mid to early October Lady Victoria is available for a trip through this beautiful and interesting area as she heads back South for the winter.

Highlights for this area: historic cities, calm and scenic waterways, wildlife, golf, tennis, and numerous other activities.

DAY 1
Board in historic Charleston. Tour the city by horse and carriage, a great way to relax and enjoy the architecture and history of this beautiful place.

DAY 2
Cruise down the waterway to Kiawah Island and play a round of golf at the famed Ryder Cup Ocean Course, have a day at the Serendipity Spa or just enjoy the scenic and peaceful marshes.

DAY 3
Have a leisurely and calm cruise down the waterway to Beaufort, SC. Walk take a stroll through the town, or go fishing and crabbing in the creeks.

DAY 4
Stop in Hilton Head Island for a visit. Harbor Town has activities for everyone: world class golf, tennis, shopping, miles of scenic and safe bike trails set up for every level.

DAY 5
Cruise through beautiful winding creeks to the Savannah. Walk down the cobblestone streets and explore the lush parks of this historic city. Visit the Garden of Good and Evil. Plunge into the nightlife on the waterfront of River Street for an interesting evening.

DAYS 6 and 7
Cruise down the waterway through the Sea Islands of Georgia. This part of the trip has many possibilities: visiting numerous anchorages or quiet marinas in small towns, such as Isle of Hope, Cumberland Island National Park and historic Greyfield Inn. St Simons Island is a great place for beach combing.


This itinerary is, of course, flexible and Captain Shan will be happy to discuss ideas for a unique trip through this interesting, 'road less traveled' area that he knows so well.

RATE: $30,000/week + expenses for up to 8 guests

View LADY VICTORIA's online brochure: CLICK HERE

Contact Paradise Connections for more info: CLICK HERE

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