Monday, November 28, 2011

UNFORGETTABLE motor yacht charter New Years 2011-12

The 100-foot Inace motor yacht UNFORGETTABLE is available for a New Years charter out of St Thomas, USVI from as early as December 28, 2011.

Charter motor yacht Unforgettable in the Virgin Islands for New Years

UNFORGETTABLE accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms (1 king, 3 queen, 1 twin bunks), and the charter rate includes the use of the 20’ towed Caribe tender, and VSAT constant wireless internet!
  • RATE: $48,000/wk for up to 10 guests, plus all expenses
The Master Stateroom is situated on-deck, forward, with king bed; TV/DSS/DVD.
The Master Bath includes Jacuzzi tub, twin sinks, and separate stall shower.
The Neptune Suite is situated aft with Jacuzzi tub, shower, and twin sinks; TV/DSS/TV.
The Shoji Suite is situated midships with shower; TV/DSS/DVD.
The Coral Suite is situated forward, Jacuzzi with shower; TV/DSS/DVD.
The “Pit Stop” Suite is situated midships with submarine door, twin bunk berths, Jacuzzi tub with shower; TV/DSS/DVD and Playstation.
Main Salon with game table, wet bar, and oversized sofas.
Formal dining for 8-10 guests.
Skylounge with game table, bar, sofa and 46” Bose Home Theatre.
Magnificent Bridge Deck sunning!
Aft deck dining for 12.
Sun Deck with panoramic views, BBQ, full wet bar.

20’ towed Caribe tender with 150hp with CD player, fish-finder,
ski tow bar, and rigged for fishing

Plus: 2 Jetski’s, Kayak, waterskis, towable banana, towable tube, snorkeling gear,
PlayStation and Wii.

VSAT constant wireless internet included in the charter rate!

Please don't wait too long... We'd hate for you to miss out

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book UNFORGETTABLE
View Unforgettable's online brochure
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Charter yacht IRIE - Open for New Years & Christmas

Looking for a nice, large yacht in the Virgin Islands for the holidays that can take up to 8 guests,  a crew of three, offers DIVING, has an ondeck jacuzzi, and reasonable rates????

Stop your searching NOW. Contact Paradise Connections and say "We want to book IRIE!"

Charter Yacht Irie - Virgin Islands Sailing & Diving Vacations - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters

Fortunately for us, Irie's New Years charter had to cancel and now they are open for both Christmas and New Years. If you are the first to book one of these two holiday weeks you will have the added advantage to have more flexibility in dates and pickup point.

The charter yacht Irie is a 75-foot Irwin ketch with an owner-operator crew of three. Irie is fully air conditioned and has 4 equivalent guest cabins, each with private ensuite head/shower. Irie has two tenders: a 19-foot dinghy with 115HP motor, and a 15-foot dinghy with 70HP motor. Other amenities include: waterskis, wakeboard, kayaks, snorkel gear, hammock, TV/DVD, beach games, etc...

HOLIDAY RATES for 2011, 7-nights (includes holiday premium):
  • 2 guests: $14,850/wk
  • 4 guests: $14,850/wk
  • 6 guests: $17,050/wk
  • 8 guests: $18,700/wk
  • Irie has a dive instructor and includes 12 dives/week for certified divers.
  • Dive gear included

    So, if you would prefer building sandcastles rather than snowmen this holiday season, let us know!

    IRIE is currently available for CHRISTMAS and NEW YEARS
    Book NOW!

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book IRIE
    View Irie's online brochure
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    Friday, November 25, 2011

    Sail Dive Promenade - 2 yacht charter weeks left for this season

    Kerry, a good friend & owner-operator of the popular 65-foot charter yacht PROMENADE, only has a few weeks available for charter this season:
    • January 15-22 or January 22-February 2, 2012
    • June 10-17 or July 7/8th-14/15, 2012.
    Promenade now offers what Kerry terms "mostly inclusive" charters:
    Promenade is a large yacht, and has many toys and amenities on board, which can keep everyone busy, but with only two crew, guests have to be willing to pitch in. The yacht will be fully provisioned and ready to go and includes all food, ship's bar, cook, fuel, water, on board water toys (except SCUBA diving), permits and cruising taxes.

    It does not include getting to and from the yacht (air and transfers), any meals you choose to have on shore, anything other then ship's standard bar, communications, dockage, SCUBA, and overnight air conditioning.

    RATES: Inquire for current rates

    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!

    There's lots of things to do aboard Promenade: diving, snorkeling, kayaking, waterskiing, fishing, kneeboard, tubing, banana riding, "power lounger", DVD, hiking, beachcombing, listening to tunes, or just chilling out... PLUS, ask nicely and Kerry might just share some homemade ice cream with you :) Her Kaluha & Bailey's Cheesecake sure looks tasty!

    So, which week will it be... January or June? Don't wait too long! 

    Promenade is also available for NEXT Christmas (2012) and New Years. Again... you snooze, you lose. The holiday weeks for this year booked very early as they are a fun boat, quite affordable, and there are not many boats that can charter up to 10-12 guests.

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book PROMENADE
    View Promenade's online brochure
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    Thursday, November 24, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving from Catamaran Marolanga & Paradise Connections

    The charter yacht Marolanga, a 44-foot catamaran, told us this cute Thanksgiving story...

    John & Mr Smee of Antillean
    This story is not about them :)
    A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.

    Every word out of the bird's' mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.  John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.

    Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The  parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet.  Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

    Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.  The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions.  I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

    John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. 

    As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly, "May I ask what the turkey did?"
    Gus & Marcella

    Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie is a Thanksgiving classic
    which we will be listening to while preparing our
    Thanksgiving dinner...
    Don't have a copy??? Well, you can download the mp3
    from Amazon for only $0.89. Good deal for a 15:52 song!

    Charter Yacht Catamaran Marolanga - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

    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 :)

    Charter Yacht Antillean - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

    Antillean is an owner-operated 50-foot Beneteau sloop.  John Gould (British) is captain and Heidi Wheeler (American) is the chef/mate.  Mr. Smee is the well-behaved, and much loved ship's parrot. Antillean accommodates up to six guests in three cabins (2 Queens, 1 Double) each with ensuite heads/showers.  They have a 12-foot dinghy with 30HP motor, tube, kayak, fishing gear, snorkelling equipment, 20" Flat screen TV with DVD in the salon, floating mats, noodles, etc. Here's a previous post with comments from happy clients we had aboard Antillean.

    Paradise Connections

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book MAROLANGA or ANTILLEAN
    View Marolanga's online brochure #1 and brochure #2
    View Antillean's online brochure
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    Monday, November 21, 2011

    New Years Sail Dive Charter in Belize with Catamaran LEGACY

    The charter yacht LEGACY, a 65-foot catamaran in Belize, has a special 8-nights-for-the-price-of-7 special offer for New Years.

    Diving & Sailing Vacations in Belize - Yacht charters aboard catamaran Legacy

    Legacy has a crew of five and accommodates up to 12 guests.  She is air conditioned and has four double cabins and two cabins with two singles.  Each cabin has their own sink and there are two shared heads/showers for the guests, accessible from the cockpit. Legacy has two dinghies, kayaks, hammocks, snorkel gear, fishing equipment, floating mats, toys & waterskis for kids, TV/DVD, etc.

    AVAILABILITY: New Years charter beginning December 31, 2011 in Belize City.

    RATE: 8 nights for the price of a 7-night (week) charter (no holiday surcharge):
    • $17,600 for up to 6 guests (cruising taxes/fees included)
    • $22,000 for 8 guests
    • $26,400 for 10 guests
    • $30,800 for 12 guests
    DIVING : 3-4 dives/day for certified divers, gear included

    Wouldn't this be a fun way to start the new year?

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book LEGACY
    View Legacy's online brochure
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    Sunday, November 20, 2011


    Charter Makayabella, a 62-foot sloop, for the 2012 Bequia Blues Festival.

    Charter yacht MAKAYABELLA with Yacht Charters
    Charter Yacht Makayabella - Caribbean Crewed Yacht Charters - Sailing Vacations in the Grenadines

    Book MAKAYABELLA for this year's Bequia Mount Gay Music Festival (January 26-29, 2012) and they will provide complimentary tickets to both the Friday and Saturday night shows!!

    Outstanding performances by local, regional and international artists has made this music festival one of the “must see” fixtures on the season’s calendar.

    Based around Dana Gillespie and her London Blues Band’s “One Night Only” performance on Friday night, this event, now extended on Bequia to four days, has been receiving increasingly rave reviews since its conception and is a foretaste of the Mustique Blues Festival which continues for a further two weeks.

    The main venue is at De Reef, right on the beach in Lower Bay, Bequia, with the big performances on Friday and Saturday night followed by lazy Sunday afternoon “limin’” music to finish off the weekend.

    Makayabella has taken guests to this event for the last few years and everyone (guests & crew alike) have really enjoyed it. They feel it is a great event and very much worth promoting as a focal point of a charter in the Grenadines.

    Charter yacht MAKAYABELLA is a 65-foot Naval Chantier sloop, owned & operated by the British couple of John Nicholson & Susan Bruce. While having four guest cabins, Makayabella limits charter groups to a maximum of six guests (choose 3 of the 4). All guest cabins have private, ensuite heads. Two cabins have double berths, while the other two guest cabins have twin bunks (upper/lower).

    View previous posts about Makayabella. View their eBrochure.

    RATES: All inclusive except for one dinner ashore at guests' expense, bar/beverages, cruising fees...
    Winter 2011-12:
    • 2 guests=$9,000/week
    • 4 guests=$10,500/week
    • 6 guests=$12,000/week
    Summer 2012:
    • 2 guests=$7,000/week
    • 4 guests=$8,500/week
    • 6 guests=$10,000/week
    This sounds perfect for a music loving group of up to six guests aboard Makayabella. The charter can either start with the festival or end with it.

    Makayabella suggests flights be booked either into St Vincent or Canouan or via Barbados (local flights available into St Vincent or directly into Bequia). For a group of more than four people, it can be cheaper – and much more convenient – to charter a plane privately from Barbados! Visit for more details.

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book MAKAYABELLA
    View Makayabella's online brochure
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    Friday, November 18, 2011

    CME: 5-Night Cabin Cruises for Continuing Medical Education Courses - Catamaran Good Medicine

    Docs, get your Continuing Medical Education credits while sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and swimming in the beautiful Virgin Islands!

    The catamaran Good Medicine is offering 5-night, By-The-Cabin CME cruises for the 2012 season.

    - January 8-13, 2012
    - February 4-9, 2012
    - February 11-16, 2012 BOOKED
    - March 6-11, 2012
    • $1775/person, double occupancy (physician & spouse)
    • Pick your course from the core offerings (listed in first table HERE) of Good Medicine's CME programs.
    • Interested in a different course? Just ask...
    • Inquire for single-person price for these weeks.
    These cabin cruises are also open to "normal" non-physician clients, not taking the CME course.

    Good Medicine also offers private charters for up to six guests for 5 or more nights with a wide selection of CME courses available. Scroll down for more info, below the video...

    Here’s what’s included in the 5-night CME Cabin Charter:
    • 6 days, 5 nights sailing from and returning to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands or Beef Island, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
    • Island hopping. See sample itinerary here
    • Captain Bob and Sueno will pamper you!
    • 10 AMA cat I CME credit courses viewed on your personal DVD player or in our salon in DVD format, approximately 2-3 hours/day (specialty courses offer more credits)
    • Your own private, air conditioned, cabin with queen bed & ensuite head/shower (3 cabins available)
    • Full use of all water toys:
      • Two, 2-man kayaks
      • floating mats
      • wakeboards
      • snorkels, fins, masks
      • fishing gear
    • Full breakfast and lunch daily, snacks, 3 dinner meals on board (2 dinners ashore at your own expense)
    • Regular ship's bar: wine, beer, mixed drinks, frozen drinks, and soft drinks
    • We cover park fees, customs and mooring fees

    This is your opportunity to enjoy a sailing yacht charter, while getting your CME credits, for as little as $1775/person !!!

    Availability is limited to 3 queen cabins, so please reserve your spot now.

    Charter Yacht Catamaran Good Medicine - Yacht Charters and CME cruises
    Crewed Caribbean Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands & The Grenadines


    The catamaran Good Medicine also offers private, all-inclusive charters for up to 6 guests. Have a family vacation or share with collegues and/or friends while earning your CME credits in an ideal setting.

    Good Medicine is a 46-foot Fontaine Pajot catamaran with a crew of two. Good Medicine is fully air conditioned and  accommodates up to six guests in three cabins, each with Queen berths and ensuite head/shower, plus they can accommodate two children in the salon or the single cabins in the "forepaws". Good Medicine has a 12-foot dinghy with 30HP motor, tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, two-person kayak, snorkel gear, floating mats, hammock, TV/DVD in salon, etc.

    A private all-inclusive charter includes all meals and beverages aboard (as well as standard ship's bar), as well as BVI cruising fees/taxes.

    RATES (7 nights/ 8 days), all inclusive:
    • 2 guests: $10,600/wk
    • 4 guests: $11,800/wk
    • 6 guests: $13,000/wk
    • 8 guests (family only): inquire
    • Family special: Kids 12 years or younger: $100 discount for each child with two paying adults.
    • Last minute special: 10% discount for 7-night or longer charters commencing within 60 days from time of booking.

    For your CME courses, choose from the list of core programs listed here (top table), plus you will also see a list of other specialty courses listed in the second table. Also, let us know if there is another specialty program that you're interested in and we'll see what we can do :)

    As a guideline, a 10-credit course is 10 hours, or 2 hours/day for a 5-night charter, or 1.5 hours/day for a 7-night charter.


    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters and make this the most enjoyable educational seminar you've ever attended.

    Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book GOOD MEDICINE
    View Good Medicine's online brochure
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