Thursday, April 30, 2009

Charter MAKAYABELLA and SAVE 10%

has a special offer of a 10% discount for
new Summer 2009 bookings confirmed before May 31, 2009

Charter yacht MAKAYABELLA with Yacht Charters

Makayabella is a 62-foot Naval Chantier sloop, owned and operated by John Nicholson & Susan Bruce. Makayabella is based in the Grenadines and accommodates up to 6 guests in your choice of 3 of the 4 cabins.

SPECIAL RATES: Summer 2009 (Prices after 10% discount)
  • $7,200/wk for 2 guests
  • $8,550/wk for 4 guests
  • $9,900/wk for 6 guests
Rates inclusive except 1 dinner ashore, bar/beverages, local cruising taxes/fees, dockage and communications. Charters must be confirmed by May 31, 2009 to guarantee these prices.


Guests on Makayabella love John and Sue's personally guided safaris! They enjoy sharing their knowledge of the coral reefs and know just where to find unusual sea creatures.

Using the yacht's underwater digital camera, guests snap about 200 pictures and take home a CD momento.

"An awesome experience of a lifetime to enjoy the underwater world and then to take home the memories on a CD tops it all."

Come join MAKAYABELLA on a Snorkeling Safari and explore the underwater world of the Caribbean!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters CALIOPE OF ARNE Summer 2009

The charter yacht CALIOPE OF ARNE will be available for charter this summer (2009) in the Caribbean.

Charter Yacht CALIOPE OF ARNE with Yacht Charters

Caliope definitely is a "good bang for the buck" boat with their affordable charter rates.

RATES 2009 (excludes bar/beverages, cruising fees):
  • $7,500/wk for up to 4 guests
  • $8,500/wk for up to 6 guests
  • $9,500/wk for up to 8 guests
Caliope of Arne is a 60-foot Southern Ocean schooner with 3 crew. Caliope accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, with 2 heads. There are two cabins with a double berth & a single berth over, and two cabins with single, upper/lower berths (bunks).

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book CALIOPE
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Monday, April 27, 2009

Paradise Clothing - Tropical & Summer fashions

Looking for some new togs for your yacht charter? Need some summer clothes? Or perhaps you live in the tropics and need to add to your wardrobe?

Check out Paradise Clothing Company:

Save 10% at Paradise Clothing Co
( Click on image above to visit Paradise Clothing )

I was surprised and quite pleased with their prices, and that's quite something coming from me :)

This code (AFF10) saves you 10% on orders of $75 or more, which is not too difficult... Or, if you prefer, use the code AFFFS50 and get free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Check out their BARGAINS & CLOSEOUT section, too! You can't buy those Reef sandals for those prices here on St Martin.

They have Christmas stuff, too!

Happy shopping!

New Megayacht Yacht Charter Blog Website

We have created a new blog just for megayachts. All of the motoryachts that fall into the minimega, mega, and superyacht classes can be found on our new blog All About Megayacht Yacht Charters.

We will still have posts here on All About Yacht Charters concerning large sailboats, but they will also be on the new blog where you will find ALL of our news about megayacht yacht charters, sailing vacations.

We hope that our readers will find this separation an improvement.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

St. Vincent & Grenadines : Sample Itinerary Yacht Charter



  • Pick up at Young Island cut (close to the airport), St.Vincent and sail to Bequia and stay overnight Bequia. See traditional boat building and purchase a handmade model of a traditional Caribbean Yawl or perhaps shop at the local markets and try some island flavor. Bequia was once the home of whaling in the Caribbean and has a lot of history. For the divers explore Moon Hole which is a deep dive or swim along Devils Table which is a beautiful wall dive. Enjoy snorkeling and diving in maximum visibility under crystal clear waters off white sandy beaches. Snorkel the reefs off St. Margaret's beach, for hikers there is a beautiful coastal walk to French Bay, pick mango along the walk or papaya which grow wide. For evening entertainment listen to the Bequia String Quartet at the Gingerbread House (island music).
St Vincent & the Grenadines
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  • After breakfast and a swim it's time to set the sails and head for Mustique. Mustique is a huge Botanical garden. Tour by foot, taxi or horse back ride past the homes of the rich and famous. Shopping is very exclusive and charming here. Visit the airport if you dare but be sure and duck when the planes land! Visit the uncrowded beaches of Macaroni Bay and Sandy Bay. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Cotton House and imagine you have stepped back in time, in this graceful haven. For divers there is the wreck of the Jonas a 90 foot dredger which lies in 40 feet or drift dive at the Pillaries a steep slope which drops from 20 feet to 90 feet, large soft corals, reef fish, nurse sharks and barracudas abound. Enjoy sundowners at Basil's Bar, you never know who you might meet! Mystique is home to many famous rock stars who like to jam at Basils. Enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars on board or take in some of the local colour and eat at Basil's Bar.
  • Sail to the Tobago Cays and snorkel till you drop, the horseshoe reef is endless. The Tobago Cays offer excellent diving (mostly drift dives) over the horseshoe reef. The water and reef colors are a kaleidoscope of gold, brown, blue, turquoise and green. Enjoy a quiet evening in the cays feasting on the fresh fish catch of the day or sail to Mayreau for the night.
  • A short sail to Mayreau in the morning offers another island to explore. Climb to the top of Mayeau and enjoy the magnificent views of the Tobago Cays. Snorkel on the reef from Grand Col Point. Enjoy some windsurfing on flat water with constant winds. For hikers a walk from Saline Bay along the salt ponds brings you to some pristine beaches. Be sure to take your camera along as the views are spectular. Spend the night at Salt Whistle Bay and enjoy a majestic sunset with cocktail in hand. After dinner, dance under the stars to some reggae music.
  • After breakfast, sail to Palm Island. Swim ashore on Casuarina beach, a gorgeous expanse of golden sands lapped by turquoise waters, the ultimate picture-perfect Grenadine beach. After a tantalizing lunch, sail to Petit St.Vincent. Take the helm, trim the sails or just lay out on the trampolines and work on that golden tan with music gently playing in the back round. Petit St. Vincent is a gorgeous very small Island with good beach walks and off lying reefs for snorkeling. A comfortable reef dive off Pinese, offers the opportunity to see sting rays, turtles, reef fish and garden eels. After another enjoyable feast of fresh fish and local exotic fruits, have a drink ashore and see if you can get the parrots to talk to you. Petit St.Vincent has a very exclusive and quiet resort ashore with some quaint customs attached to it.
  • Sail to Union Island. If you only have 6 days to charter we would recommend starting in St Vincent and finishing in Union Island where you can hop on to a plane back to St Vincent or on to Grenada. For those who wish to explore more and charter for ten days... The adventure continues.
  • After a breakfast of local breads and tropical fruits enjoy a short sail to Chatham Bay on Union Island. With its dramatically mountainous outline Union Island stands out from afar. After lunch, explore ashore. Chatham Bay offers a lovely deserted beach and beautiful shoreline perfect for those Kodak moments. Watch the local fishermen seine netting and experience Caribbean life. There is good snorkeling here. The fish are particularly rich and attract all kinds of bird life.
  • For those chartering for a week fly out of Union Island to St Vincent, or Grenada.
  • After a hearty breakfast we set sail to Carriacou an Island with rolling hills and exquisite water colors. Snorkeling is endless and the waters are teaming with fish. Glossy Hill is a good dive site for sting rays, sharks and turtles. Great hiking ashore, look out for the donkeys and goats! Windsurfing is good here with calm protected waters and not many other boats around. Enjoy an elegant dinner and maybe a night snorkel to see the lobster and crabs.
  • Day 8 offers a long leisurely sail along the leeward coast of Grenada. Overnight at Prickly Bay, a delightful spot. The land is a tapestry of delight gardens you feel very much in the country here with the sound of birds in the day and tree frogs at night. Grenada offers good diving snorkeling and palm fringed beaches.
  • A short sail to Secret Harbour or Hog Island for a day of water sports or hire a car and tour the island. Drive up to Concord Falls and hike up to the upper falls for a swim. Drive on to Rose Mount for lunch, and take your time as this is a great drive through forest and countryside. Stop at Crater Lake and take a short hike into the rain forest then on to Grand Etang Lake. Shop at the color local markets or take a tour around the nutmeg factory. This should return you back to the yacht for cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres to swap tales on who saw the best waterfalls or who dared to dive from the cliff sides in to the lake!
DAY 10
  • Sail to Pt. Saline for that last minute shopping before joining your homeward flight.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to start planning your sailing vacation
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Friday, April 24, 2009

Book now and save 15% on PRINCE in Greece Yacht Charters

Take advantage of a 15% discount!

Yacht Charters in Greece - Contact

Prince is an 82-foot sailing vessel for yacht charters in Greece.

Built originally in 1967 In Holland and fully rebuilt in 2007 in Greek shipyards with high attention to details she combines the brilliance of her kind with the comforts of a modern yacht.

Early Bird offer of 15% off our daily, weekly or Honeymoon rates for any bookings made prior to May 5th 2009.

Prince accommodates up to 4 guests in two staterooms with queen size beds and one twin cabin berths all with en-suite marble bathrooms, a comfortable galley, a sunlit interior salon and lots of space for lounging and sunbathing on the exterior.
Length: 25 Meters 82 Feet
Beam: 6 Meters 19.7 Feet
Draft: 2.5 Meters 8.2 Feet
Number of crew: 4
Built: 1967
Builder: Holland
Hull construction: Steel
  • July & August: Euro 23,205/wk includes 5 hours fuel/day + Half board
  • June & September: Euro 21,420/wk includes 5 hours fuel/day + Half board
  • April, May, October: Euro 20,230/wk includes 5 hours fuel/day + Half board
Prince is the perfect way to explore the Aegean islands in style and in absolute harmony with Greek sailing tradition.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Charter Comments CATAMARAN AMARYLLIS - Virgin Islands crewed yacht charters

Here are comments we received from a recent charter of ours aboard the Catamaran AMARYLLIS.

Charter yacht catamaran AMARYLLIS - Contact Paradise Connections Yacht ChartersCharter Dates = March 7-13, 2009
Family charter of Dad, and two daughters in their early 20's

How did you enjoy your charter?
  • It was an awesome experience.
Did you find your crew to be helpful, accommodating and friendly?
  • Yes, they were great.
Was the yacht comfortable, clean and well maintained?
  • Yes. No complaints.
How would you describe the quality and presentation of the meals served on board?
  • Excellent. Laura is a great cook.
Would you be interested in taking another yacht vacation in the future?
  • Maybe
If so, would you like to charter the same yacht and crew?
  • Yes, without hesitation.
Are there any further comments or suggestions you would like to make to enable Paradise Connections, the yacht, or crew to better serve you and other clients in the future?
  • I could not think of anything to improve on what was one of our best trips ever.

March 7-13, 2009


AMARYLLIS is one of our favorite charter yachts. Amaryllis is owner-operated which is always a plus. Laura & Bruce super people... very comfortable to be with. Amaryllis is a 45-foot Privilege catamaran, fully air conditioned, and accommodates six guests in three cabins.

Currently available for both Christmas and New Years weeks. Book soon because at their low rate they won't last long!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

RECIPE : Charter Yacht Catamaran AMARYLLIS

We asked a few of our favorite charter yachts to share a couple of their favorite recipes whether it be an appetizer, main dish, or cocktail. Here's one from Laura, owner-operator of the charter yacht Catamaran AMARYLLIS.

Sheila and Bob,

Enjoy a sailing vacation in the Virgin aboard the catamaran AMARYLLIS. Contact ParadiseConnections.comHere's a story for you... Some good friends of ours who also run a charter boat asked if I would cook for a charter as the wife/cook had plans to be off island that week. I agreed. There were only two guests, I had known the captain for years. How hard could it be!

Well, it turned out to be my most difficult week on charter! I didn't know the galley, it wasn't my menu, I didn't have my usual arsenal of ingredients and spices, and it seemed I spent all my time searching for recipes, utensils, pots & pans and trying to figure out which ingredients were in which refrigerator!

To compound things, the two guests (who were otherwise absolutely charming and delightful) had totally opposite diets so the menu plan was out the window and I was treated as a personal chef asked to prepare two different meals for breakfast and lunch. We would agree upon one dinner!

Every suggestion I made (steak, lobster, tuna, salmon) would be met with "What else do you have?" I was scrambling and losing my confidence as a cook. Towards the end of week they asked if would prepare a curry for dinner. The captain said there was some Pataks curry paste on board and they said that would be lovely. I found an ancient jar of Pataks in the back of a cupboard with about 1 tablespoon left and improvised from there.

The results were delicious, the guests loved it, the captain asked for the recipe, and my faith in myself as a charter cook was restored!

Chicken Curry with Butternut Squash

1 large onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
2-3 stalks celery, chopped
1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 tbsp or more Pataks Madras Curry
Boneless chicken breast or tenders
1 can chick peas
1/4 to 1/2 can coconut milk
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Salt to taste

  • Brown chicken and set aside.
  • Add a bit of oil to skillet and cook onion until until it starts to brown.
  • Add chopped tomato and stir to make it a bit saucy.
  • Add Pataks paste and stir.
  • Add cubed butternut squash and liquid from can of chick peas.
  • Cover and let cook until butternut squash is tender.
  • Add chick peas.
  • Cut chicken into small pieces and add to skillet.
  • Heat everything and add coconut milk. This will make a rich gravy.
  • Stir in fresh cilantro and serve with rice (I like brown basmati).
This recipe is very versatile. You can use raw cashews instead of chick peas to make it fancier. You can use yams instead of squash and pair it with string beans for color. You can leave out the chicken for vegetarians.

This was so easy and good I stocked up on Pataks and we make this regularly when we are off charter.

Laura Masterson
Catamaran Amaryllis - Crewed yacht charters Virgin Islands sailing vacations. Contact
Charter yacht Catamaran Amaryllis Caribbean crewed yacht charter sailing vacations in the Virgin Islands

Amaryllis is a 45-foot Privilege catamaran owned and operated by Bruce & Laura Masterson. Amaryllis is fully air conditioned and accommodates six guests in three cabins. Nice boat and super people!

Looking forward to your inquiries!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Crewed Caribbean Charter Catamaran ALEXIS : New rates summer 2009

The crewed charter yacht, catamaran ALEXIS has new rates for summer.

Crewed Caribbean Charter Catamaran ALEXIS - Contact

Alexis is a 38-foot catamaran with a crew of two, which accommodates up to 4 guests in 2 cabins.

For charters occurring between May 1 and October 31, 2009:
  • $6,000/wk for 2 guests
  • $7,400/wk for 4 guests
  • excluding BVI cruising taxes, and TWO dinners ashore
Alexis is also waiving the industry-standard 10% premium for short charters (5 nights or less).

Alexis is currently chartering in the Virgin Islands, but will move south during the summer. From July through the end of October they will charter in Grenada, the Grenadines, and Tobago. They plan to return to the Virgin Islands in November.

Take a break this summer!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

KAPALUA chef works with Celebrity Chefs at California Food and Wine Show!

There's something good cooking aboard the motoryacht KAPALUA !

Fine food aboard charter yacht KAPALUA. Contact Yacht ChartersChef Patrick Roney is assisting top chefs at the 2nd Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine Show, April 16-19 in Pebble Beach, CA. He will have the opportunity to work with leaders of the culinary industry and rub elbows with some of the most elite chefs in the world. He is especially excited to work extensively with Chef David Kinch (awarded two Michelin stars), Chef/Owner of Manresa in Los Gatos, CA.

Charter guests can expect to enjoy the fruits of Chef Patrick’s experience as he brings back from the show new techniques, ideas and philosophies.
KAPALUA is a 115-foot Crescent motoryacht, accommodating up to 9 guests in 4 staterooms. They will be chartering in the Bahamas and then New England this summer 2009.

Kapalua is available beginning June (2009) from $39,000 per week, plus expenses.

Bon Appétit

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

MEXICO by Land & Sea - The best of both worlds

Cruise the Mexican Riviera with a stay at the magnificent
El Tamarindo Five Star Resort

m/y Ocean Pearl and the El Tamarindo, considered to be one of the finest properties on the Pacific Ocean, are pleased to offer an extraordinarily unique land and sea package. Combine 4 nights on board the fabulous OCEAN PEARL with 3 nights at the exclusive El Tamarindo! It's easy! First choose your itinerary!

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1) PUERTO VALLARTA to EL TAMARINDO : Board at the fabulous Paradise Village Marina, whale watch or swim with dolphins before anchoring in La Cruz.
  • Day 1: Explore Tres Mariettas islands, then fish for tuna and marlin underway to Impala for the night.
  • Day 2: Continue south to Chamela for a day of watersports.
  • Day 3: Steam for Careyes Bay for swimming, then lunch or margaritas ashore at the Hotel Careyes before continuing on to Tenacatita Bay.
  • Day 4. Morning jungle cruise before disembarking at the superb El Tamarindo Resort!
2) BARRA DE NAVIDAD to EL TAMARINDO : Board at the exclusive Grand Bay Hotel, enjoy its adjacent beaches or the quaint village of Barra.
  • Day 1: Leave for Tenacatita Bay, where you will enjoy a jungle river cruise through mangroves.
  • Day 2. Cruise to Careyes Bay for snorkeling and fun ashore. Anchor overnight, or anchor further north in Chamela.
  • Day 3. Leave early for Tenacatita Bay, to enjoy a sun-filled day of watersports.
  • Day 4. Disembark at the El Tamarindo Resort for a splendid finale to your Mexican holiday!
Crewed charter yacht OCEAN PEARL - Mexico yacht charters - Contact

OCEAN PEARL is a 115-foot Christensen motoryacht which accommodates up to 11 guests in 4 cabins.

RATE: $30,600, plus all expenses, for a 4-night charter

Then, enjoy El Tamarindo for an exclusive saving of 20% off the resort rates!
So, if you're thinking about a Mexican vacation for this spring or summer, drop us a line!

Charter Catamaran AMARYLLIS -New lower rates Summer 2009

We just received news from Bruce and Laura that Amaryllis is lowering their rates for summer 2009 (for charters occurring from now through December 11, 2009).
Charter yacht catamaran AMARYLLIS in the Caribbean Virgin Islands - Contact Paradise Connections Yacht ChartersGreetings! The weather has been dazzling these last few weeks and the water is noticeably warmer and crystal clear! We're looking forward to chartering through the summer months.

July is perhaps the best month to sail in the Virgin Islands. The trades are steady (the HIHO windsurfing competition is in July) and the water is warm allowing for long, leisurely snorkeling. The winds shifts slightly to the south opening up anchorages on the North Side of Tortola that are untenable in the winter. Not to mention that our summer weather is cooler and less humid than most parts of the United States!

Amaryllis is dropping prices from now (April 14) until December 11th as follows:
  • 2 guests $7,900
  • 3 guests $8,400
  • 4 guests $8,900
  • 5 guests $9,400
  • 6 guests $10,400
This rate is not to be combined with any other promotion (our summer rate is lower than our previous 'one child free' rate).

- Laura Masterson

Catamaran Amaryllis - Crewed yacht charters Virgin Islands sailing vacations. Contact
Charter yacht Catamaran Amaryllis Caribbean crewed yacht charter
sailing vacations in the Virgin Islands

Amaryllis is a 45-foot Privilege catamaran owned and operated by Bruce & Laura Masterson. Amaryllis is fully air conditioned and accommodates six guests in three cabins. Nice boat and super people!
Hope you'll be able to join Amaryllis this summer or fall to take advantage of their low rates.

Still available for the premium Christmas AND New Years weeks!

All the best!

Monday, April 13, 2009

ARGYLL available yacht charter dates

ARGYLL has just announced their limited availability for charters.

The dates are as follows:
  • July 15th through August 15th in the Newport Area
  • October 7th through end of November in the Bahamas
  • Early December through January 10th 2010, available in the Virgin Islands
ARGYLL is a 153’ Northern American Yacht, and accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms, interior décor by Ralph Lauren.

Available from $150,000 per week, plus expenses.

Contact Paradise Connections for more info
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

RECIPE from Charter Yacht THREE MOONS

We asked a few of our favorite charter yachts to share a couple of their favorite recipes whether it be an appetizer, main dish, or cocktail. Here's one from Shelly, owner-operator of the 72-foot charter yacht THREE MOONS.

Hi Bob & Sheila,

Here's a recipe that I tried out on our last guests... I really liked it and they did too!

These are very moist & tropical and a great way to add more fruit to your daily intake. It was one of those "Oh wow, these are better than I thought they would be moments!"

The best part is that there wasn't a single muffin left on the platter!

Papaya Pineapple Bran Muffins
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup bran flakes or raisin bran
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp allspice

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cubed fresh papaya
1/2 cup fresh chopped pineapple
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease one loaf pan.
  • Sift together in large bowl all dry ingredients, except nuts.
  • In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients except fruit beating until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture; fold in fruit and nuts.
  • Pour batter into pan, baking approx 50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 mins before turning out onto a wire rack.
  • Enjoy!

Charter Yacht THREE MOONS - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations - Contact
Charter Yacht Three Moons
Crewed Caribbean Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands

Come experience the hospitality aboard the charter yacht THREE MOONS and be pampered by her crew of three. Three Moons is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to eight guests, in four double cabins, each with ensuite head/shower.

Comfort, relaxation and fabulous award-winning cuisine are yours sailing this handsome 72 foot yacht throughout the exquisitely inviting playground of the Virgin Islands.

Indulge yourself with manicures, pedicures, facials and relaxing mini-massage, as Three Moons is the only yacht based in the USVI that offers a "Sea Spa" on board.

Three Moons also has watersports galore! That's a requirement for any sailing vacation! They have a lightening fast 17' Caribe dinghy with 115HP Yamaha engine that will take care of all your waterskiing, wake-boarding, knee-boarding, tubing, aqua-nauting, and exploring needs. You'll enjoy snorkeling with quality equipment, and if you would like to do a bit of SCUBA they will be happy to arrange rendezvous diving upon request. And don't forget the two 2-man kayaks for total freedom from it all!

Plan on joining Three Moons to renew, rejuvenate and experience a vacation of a lifetime!

Don't wait too long to book your sailing vacation aboard Three Moons as they already have 5 weeks booked for 2010!

Currently available for both Christmas & New Years...

Friday, April 10, 2009

ALOHA MALOLO - Charter Comments

Here are comments we received from recent charterers (family of 5) we had aboard ALOHA MALOLO.

Dear Sheila and Bob,
Capt. Eric and the happy fisherman
Sorry about the delay. I was waiting until everyone could get together to reply but with teenagers flying all over the place it is not going to happen. Anyway, of course you can use any pictures you would like.

We all had a great time! Eric and Evelyn were very friendly, easygoing and accommodating.
Because we had been to the BVI once before on a Catamaran with a crew, we were able to tell Eric about a few places we had remembered and go back to those places. The combination of Eric suggesting places to go and our remembering a few places that we thought were neat made it especially fun. We introduced Eric and Evelyn to 'the bubbly place' on JVD and the tarpon hole on the SW side of Guana Island. They are both neat places where they may like to take future charters.
Aloha Malolo offers divingWe were really happy that Eric accompanied us on our dives and that he was so accommodating about the number of dives that we could do. We ended up diving four times but if it had worked out Eric would have been happy to refill the tanks for a couple more dives.
By the end of the trip we considered Eric and Evelyn more as friends rather than the Captain and cook of the boat. Salty Dog made the trip even more fun! Salty was always well behaved. It was fun to swim with her and we enjoyed her personality.
Everyone loves SaltyThe yacht was comfortable, clean and well maintained. Eric and Evelyn were great about closing hatches as soon as it drizzled and we never had a problem with a wet bunk. We slept like rocks and the boat is very stable so we never had a problem with the boat rocking back and forth too much.
Nap timeThe meals were fantastic! We did not make any special requests figuring that it would be more fun to try Evelyn's favorite dishes. The meals were beautifully presented. Stuart and I enjoyed everything and I was especially impressed with how much the three teenagers enjoyed the meals. Kate has been asking me to recreate some of Evelyn's dishes but of course they fall short. I guess we'll just have to go back. We will also be dreaming about Captain Eric's smoothies as well.
We would be interested in taking another vacation in the future (now that Kate is going to start looking at schools for college it may be hard to get away) and we would use the same crew.

Feb 22 - March 1, 2009
Yacht charters are a wonderful vacation for families. Quite often we are asked... Won't the kids get bored... NO! Eric & Evelyn love having families aboard, so check them out for your next sailing vacation. Aloha Malolo offers diving and sail instruction! Lots of water toys, plus there is Salty The Dog!

ALOHA MALOLO is currently available for both Christmas & New Years weeks.

Paradise Connections Yacht Charters MORE updates

It's been a busy week updating our "Rates & Yachts" web page.

Besides the Caribbean Yachts (sail, multihulls, motor, megayachts) we now have individual pages for:

There are more yachts we can add, but tell us want you want and we can narrow down a selection for you. If the yacht has a brochure that requires a password, ask us for the current month's password.


Cannes Film Festival - m/y ANTISAN available


Euro 7,000 per day
(plus all expenses)

Static charter
Minimum 7 days

Charter m/y ANTISAN for the Cannes Film Festival - Contact

MY ANTISAN – can host up to 50 guests for party at the dock and 40 guests at sea
Sleeps 11 in 5 cabins all ensuite

Monday, April 06, 2009

FLORIDA / BAHAMA Special: 2 Free Nights aboard AR-DE

The 100-foot Burger motoryacht AR-DE has a special offer for all new bookings confirmed in (not necessarily taking place during) April 2009:

NINE nights for the price of SEVEN, plus NO delivery fees to the Bahamas!

charter yacht AR-DE in Florida and Bahamas yacht charters - Contact

AR-DE can accommodate up to 6 guests in 3 cabins (one king, one queen, one twins)

Looking forward to your inquiries

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Paradise Connections Yacht Charters website updates

Whew, just finished updating the NEW ENGLAND and the MEDITERRANEAN rates pages for the Paradise Connections Yacht Charters website.

Much more to do... such as Pacific, Central America, Mexico, Indian Ocean, W.Coast of USA (California, Pacific Northwest, Alaska), etc...

There are plenty more motor yachts we can add, but tell us want you want and we can narrow down a selection for you.

Good night!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Charter yacht SHOGUN in Mexico - 2 nights FREE

Take advantage of two free nights onboard the 122-foot motor yacht SHOGUN in Mexico! Nine nights for the price of seven.

SHOGUN is now available on the West Coast of Mexico with no delivery fees and is presenting the following incredible deal: $69,000 per week, plus expenses, with an additional 2 nights free! That’s a $20,000 value! And if that’s not enough, the owner has agreed to include the 10% IVA tax!

This impressive 122' Flagship accommodates 8 guests in 4 King Staterooms.

The on-deck Master Stateroom features a state of the art entertainment center with brand new 48” plasma TV, en-suite his-and-her bathrooms, marble countertops and a large Jacuzzi tub with shower. The oversized VIP has a walk-around King bed, an entertainment center showcasing a 42" plasma TV, en-suite with double sink vanity, Jacuzzi tub and shower.

Additional features include 18' tender, 2x 3-person waverunners, 2x underwater scooters, wakeboard, water ski's, tow tube, snorkeling gear, and 2 kayaks.

In 2008, all power, air distribution, and water purification systems were upgraded!

All of this is complemented by Captain Eric Yeager and his extraordinary crew of 5, who are sure to give you the charter of a lifetime aboard SHOGUN!

Join the fiesta!

Easter Special - m/y AGHASSI in Bahamas

The 145' Christensen Motoryacht AGHASSI (ex-PrimaDonna) is available for an Easter charter in the Bahamas.

Motor yacht Aghassi - Charter the Bahamas with

Save $40,000 off her normal rates!
  • Special rate: $130,000/week, plus all expenses for up to 10 guests
Aghassi accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms.

Get out your best Easter Bonnet!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Special offer on Caribbean Catamarans

Here are a few catamarans that are offering 10 nights for the price of 7 this summer (British Virgin Islands, Grenadines). This special offer cannot be combined with other discounts (such as a family discount, tandem discount, etc). But, according to your particular circumstances we will work it out to what is best for you.

Virgin Islands Caribbean Crewed Catamaran Yacht Charters - Contact Paradise Connections

Now is the time to take advantage of low airfares to the BVI's. Gather your friends or family and enjoy great savings and great sailing.

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

50-foot catamarans, max 8 guests, 4 cabins:
58-foot catamarans, max 8 guests, 4 cabins:
58-foot catamarans, max 10 guests, 5 cabins:
Charters must be confirmed by April 26, 2009.

Happy sailing!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

A bit chilly this morning...

It sure felt a bit chilly in St Maarten this morning...

but, the sun's out now and it's another fine day.

Have a good poisson d'avril!

Promenade crew - Rich and Lisa

Kerry from the BVI charter dive / sail trimaran PROMENADE received these photos the other day of their crew Rich & Lisa on their vacation. She says they are in a little camper van eating and drinking their way through New Zealand for 5 weeks!

We thought that our former (and future!) charterers of PROMENADE might enjoy seeing these...

Rich & Lisa will be taking over the running of Promenade from Kerry and Baz in July through the end of November 2009.

Read more HERE about charters aboard Promenade & their new schedule.

Promenade accommodates up to 10 (perhaps 12... ask) in 5 cabins. Promenade is a fun boat and offers diving. A great choice for families and groups. Plenty of room around the cockpit tables... see photo ==>

Currently available for both Christmas AND New Years. Hurry, because the large boats book up VERY quickly for the holidays. We're surprised they're still open.

Don't you deserve a bit of fun and relaxation?

Charter Yacht Contessa discounts April-June 2009

Contessa is offering a 5% discount for new charter bookings taking place in April, May or June 2009.

Charter yacht Contessa in the Virgin Islands - Contact

Contessa is a 56-foot Nautical ketch with a crew of two. Contessa accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins. Great for a couple or family charters.

See comments from a charter we had aboard Contessa for this past New Years: CLICK HERE
All the best!

Reminder of special offers


Photo courtesy of Kerry from Trimaran Promenade 2009
(Photo courtesy of Kerry from trimaran Promenade)

Here are some of the special offers / discounts currently in effect, that we thought we should remind you about... (Caribbean charters unless otherwise specified)

Check out current special offers on crewed charter yachts. 

For more yachts, visit our website: