Thursday, June 30, 2011

Charter Catamaran NAUTICAT OF FOWEY - Super Saver Special for Summer Charters in the Virgin Islands

Bill and Ali, owner-operators of the charter yacht Nauticat of Fowey, announce that they will be staying in the Virgin Islands this summer and are available for charter through August 14 (2011).

Charter Yacht catamaran Nauticat of Fowey - Sailing Vacations in the BVI
Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters in the Virgin Islands

Nauticat of Fowey has a summer super saver special for you:

Nauticat of Fowey is a a 47-foot Leopard catamaran with a crew of two (owner-operators). Nauticat is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins, each with Queen berth and ensuite head/shower. Nauticat has a 12-foot dinghy with 25HP motor, tube, 2-person kayak, snorkel gear, TV/DVD in salon, portable DVD player, iPod, Kindle with many eBooks, etc.

Looking forward to your inquiries !

NAUTICAT is currently available for CHRISTMAS  and NEW YEARS
It's not too early... Book NOW!

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Charter Catamaran MAROLANGA this summer in the Virgin Islands

The catamaran MAROLANGA is available for yacht charters throughout the summer in the Virgin Islands (either the Spanish VIs or US/British VIs).

Charter Yacht Catamaran Marlonga
Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters in the US & British Virgin Islands, and Spanish VIs, too

Marolanga is a 44-foot Catana catamaran, owned and operated by Gus & Marcella, along with ship's cat, Sasha, a beautiful Persian. Marolanga is air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in three cabins, each with private, ensuite head/shower. Marolanga has a good selection of "water toys" such as kneeboard, wakeboard, tube, kayaks; plus they love having families aboard and have toys for children. Do you enjoy fishing? Gus is an avid fisherman and maybe can hook you up with something :)
RATES, SUMMER 2011: May 1st through December 14th
  • 2 guests: $6,500/wk
  • 4 guests: $8,500/wk
  • 6 guests: $11,500/wk
SUMMER SEASON SPECIALS: one week minimum for discounted rates
  • Seniors: $500 off charter fee if one member of group is 55 years old or more.
  • Honeymoons: $500 discount
  • Family: For children up to 14-years old, $300 discount for 1st child, $200 discount for 2nd child
See a few of our previous blog posts with after-charter comments from our Marolanga charterers:
Quite often we have people asking if their kids will be bored... NO WAY!!!

Kids on Marolanga's Easter Charter

So, as you can see, other people think Marolanga with Gus, Marcella, and Sasha are pretty wonderful, too!

Marolanga is available for crewed yacht charters throughout the summer months in the Virgin Islands, US & British, and also the "Spanish Virgin Islands" : Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, Cuelbrita...

Take advantage of their lower summer rates & summer specials! Look at their brochures (#1 and #2), check your calendar, and then contact Paradise Connections to book your summer sailing vacation...

MAROLANGA is currently available for CHRISTMAS and NEW YEARs charters... 
Book NOW!

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book MAROLANGA
View Marolanga's online brochure #1 and brochure #2
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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Client Comments: Yacht Charter FLAME June 2011

We recently had a 4-person, family yacht charter aboard the motor yacht FLAME with Wayne & Barbara this month (June 12-19, 2011) and we'd like to share the clients' comments...

  • How did you enjoy your charter?
We absolutely loved it.
  • Did you find your crew to be helpful, accommodating and friendly?
They were great and made the vacation especially memorable.
  • Was the yacht comfortable, clean and well maintained?
  • How would you describe the quality and presentation of the meals served on board ?
Unbelievable.  Barbara prepared seven perfect dinners.  I am serious when I say that all seven of her meals would make the top ten list of my life.  It was amazing, from choice of food, preparation, timing, presentation, freshness, taste, temperature, it couldn't have been better.
  • How did you find the services offered by Paradise Connections ?
You made chartering a boat very easy, and responded promptly to all my questions.
  • Would you be interested in taking another yacht vacation in the future?
  • If so, would you like to charter the same yacht and crew?
Yes if in the VI
  • Did you stay in a hotel before or after your charter?
  • 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?
Again we had a wonderful time.  Thanks to all.

Charter Yacht Flame - Yacht Charters in the Virgin Islands

We are going to have some exciting news from Wayne & Barb... Stay tuned!

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Jet Blue adds US Virgin Islands flights

Great news! JetBlue airlines will begin flying to the U.S. Virgin Islands this winter, both St. Thomas and St. Croix.

Beginning December 15, 2011, Jet Blue will be adding two daily round-trip flights to St. Thomas (STT) and one to St. Croix (STX) from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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JetBlue also plans to connect Boston to St. Thomas, saying it plans to a fly five nonstop flights a week on the southbound portion of the route. The northbound St. Thomas to Boston service will operate with a stop in San Juan. This Boston service will be seasonal, operating only during the winter schedule.

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Other Caribbean charter destinations that Jet Blue serves is St Maarten (SXM) and for those of you sailing in the Grenadines, Jet Blue flies into Barbados.

Not the Caribbean, although many people put it in that category, JetBlue flies into the Bahamas (Nassau - NAS) and the Turks & Caicos Islands (PLS).

It's nice to have alternatives :)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Newport Folk Festival, Newport Jazz Festival & Sailing Vacations

MUSIC LOVERS: Combine the Newport Folk Festival (July 30 & 31, 2011) with a Yacht Charter and perhaps the Newport Jazz Festival the following weekend, too!

Folk music has been a presence in Newport since 1959 when the Newport Folk Festival was founded by George Wein, founder of the already well-established Newport Jazz Festival, 

The venue for this event is Fort Adams, situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. The festival at the Fort features three stages of music, food & crafts, and a number of displays.

Fort Adams State Park

Bannisters Wharf
Mansions Cliff Walk

Saturday's Line Up:
The Decemberists, Gillian Welch, Gogol Bordello, Earl Scruggs, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Tegan and Sara (acoustic), Mavis Staples, The Felice Brothers, Delta Spirit, Freelance Whales, The Devil Makes Three, Song Circle (with Dar Williams, Ellis Paul, John Gorka, Liz Queler), Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, Typhoon, River City Extension, PS22 Chorus, The Wailin' Jennys, Sallie Ford & The Outside Sound, What Cheer? Brigade
Sunday's Line Up:
Emmy Lou Harris, Elvis Costello (acoustic), Amos Lee, M.Ward, Wanda Jackson, Middle Brother, Justin Townes Earle, Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Civil Wars, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, Trampled By Turtles, The Cave Singers, The Head & The Heart, Secret Sisters, David Wax Museum, Mountain Man, Brown Bird, The Seeger Clogging All-Stars

We have a large selection of yachts (motor & sail) with a wide range of pricing & amenities available.

Click here for a selection of yachts: CHARTER YACHTS FOR NEW ENGLAND

Here's a sample 4-day sailing itinerary that would nicely round off your week.

Or, how does this sound for you music buffs: Do the Newport Folk festival, go do a bit of sailing, then come back for the Newport Jazz festival on August 5, 6 and 7!

This works for me... how about you?  Wouldn't this be an excellent week ????

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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Charter Yacht Dream Ketcher: Abacos Bahamas Dive & Sail Vacations

The charter yacht Dream Ketcher, a 41-foot Morgan Out Island ketch, is chartering in the Abaco islands of the Bahamas and offers onboard diving with budget and family-friendly pricing.

Charter Yacht Dream Ketcher - Crewed Yacht Charters in the Bahamas: Abacos Islands
Sailing and Diving Vacations in the Bahamas

Dream Ketcher has a crew of two and accommodates up to 4 guests for a family charter. The forward guest cabin is a large V-berth and has ensuite private head with toilet & shower. There is a quarter berth after (port side) which is suitable for a young adult/teenager or two young children. The quarter berth can be curtained off for privacy.

Nathalie & Eric

Eric and Nathalie have spent the last couple of years learning all the best spots in the Abaco's and Nathalie has logged over 150 local dives.  She and Eric look forward to sharing their local knowledge with guests and showing them the secret harbors, beautiful cays and the abundant underwater life of the glorious Abaco Islands.  Both Eric and Nathalie have traveled extensively in their previous professional careers promoting international sporting events and are delightful, well educated, engaging and between them speak French, English and Spanish.

Nathalie's cuisine is influenced by her home country of France with a variety of Caribbean and fresh seafood dishes sure to please any palate.  As PADI Dive Instructor, Nathalie is eager to show anyone the wonders below the surface.

Eric, a licensed Canadian sailing instructor, is delighted to share his knowledge and instruct guests in the art of sailing.

Take advantage of Dream Ketcher's introductory rates. Prices are All Inclusive (except bar). This includes: all meals, snacks, and beverages (non alcoholic) aboard the yacht, Bahamian tax, cruising permit, fees and diving. See bar options, below.
February 24 - September 4:
    Sepember 5 - February 23 (excluding Christmas & New Years)
    • Special offer has expired
    UPDATE: January 2013:Dream Ketcher offers 3 bar packages for you to choose from.
    1. Guests bring their own wine/liquor, no corking charge
    2. Select wines & beverages from the list and make your own package.
    This French crew has an excellent knowledge and taste in wines - CLICK HERE for wine list.

    Nathalie is a PADI Dive Instructor and Dream Ketcher offers up to 6 dives/week for certified divers. Bring your own gear or rent BC/regulators. They also offer a resort course ($150/person) for non-certified divers.  Inquire for other instruction.

    DREAM KETCHER is currently available for CHRISTMAS  and NEW YEARS
    It's not too early... Book NOW!

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book DREAM KETCHER
    View Dream Ketcher's online brochure
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