Friday, July 29, 2011

New England Summer Special M/Y Alexandra Bear

Summer Special Savings on New England yacht charters aboard ALEXANDRA BEAR, an 83-foot Marlow motor yacht, from now through September 30, 2011

Motoryacht Alexandra Bear - New England Yacht Charters

  • Based in NEWPORT, RI
  • Sleeps 7 Guests in 4 Staterooms
  • Modern electronics; Plasma TV, Internet, WIFI, extensive DVD & CD Libraries
  • Spacious fly bridge designed for entertaining
  • 2 person SeaDoo Waverunner and towable toys
  • Fishing equipment & Snorkel gear
  • Full walk around decks plus Portuguese bridge
  • Sun pad on fly bridge

SUMMER SPECIAL: valid for charters taking place through September 30, 2011
  • This special has expired

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Charter Yacht Matelot Summer Special - E. Med / Turkey

We hope that you will be able to take advantage of Matelot's special offer...

The charter yacht Matelot, an 80-foot Bruce Farr/ Southern Wind sloop, is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins. The master cabin has a King, while the two other guest cabins each have 2 lower twin berths.

Looking forward to your inquiries!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Charter Catamaran NEMO in Greece

The charter yacht catamaran NEMO, a 47-foot Nautitech catamaran, is available for yachts charter in Greece this September 2011.

Catamaran NEMO - Crewed Catamaran for all-inclusive yacht charters
 Sailing Vacations in Greece (summers) & Caribbean (winters)

Nemo is a 47-foot Nautitech catamaran with a crew of two. Nemo is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, each with Queen berths and ensuite heads. Nemo has a 12-foot dinghy with 15HP motor, 2 two-person kayaks, snorkel gear, TV/DVD in salon, hammock, etc.

NEMO would like to offer you some ideas for September sailing in Greece.
  • 10-17 September: one-way Mykonos-Athens
  • 17-24 September:  one-way Athens-Lefkas 
  • 24 September through 6 October, Nemo is available in Ionian area


Price per week including skipper and hostess:
  • All inclusive: euro 10.950,
  • Half board: euro 9.950

Looking forward to your inquiries!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Welcome Charter Catamaran DREAMING ON

We would like to welcome the catamaran Dreaming On to the Caribbean yacht charter fleet. Dreaming On has a special promotional offer... Read on for details...

Dreaming On is a 47-foot Leopard catamaran with a crew of two: Iza & Geoff, owner-operators.

This lovely catamaran is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to six guests in three cabins, each having Queen-sized berths, flatscreen TV/DVD, and of course, private ensuite head/shower. The cockpit offers plenty of room for lounging and dining.

Relax & enjoy yourself on a crewed Caribbean yacht Charter - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

Dreaming On is equipped with plenty of water toys to keep everyone entertained.  Toys include: 13-foot center console dinghy with 30hp outboard, kneeboard, stand up paddle board, kid's windsurfer, tube, wake board, two one-person kayaks, floating mats, beach games, fishing gear, double hammock and even a floating island!

Iza and Geoff have been sailing the Caribbean and the eastern coast of the US since 2003 and have logged over 12,000 miles.  Their charming and professional personalities are perfect for  sharing their love of the outdoors and sea with their guests.  Iza's well-known culinary skills are sure to please all.

RATES: All-inclusive, 7-night charter (BVI cruising fees/taxes included)
  • 2 guests: $11,000
  • 4 guests: $12,250
  • 6 guests: $13,250
Children aged 10 years or younger sail for FREE on 7-night or longer charter! (Limit of one free child per charter)


DREAMING ON is currently available for
in the Virgin Islands --- Book NOW!

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

PHAEDRUS retires from yacht charters

We are very sad that Charles, Leslie, and Lila, have sold Phaedrus, their charter yacht of many years. Phaedrus was a very popular yacht and one we could always depend on.

We are happy that they have started a new adventure. They bought a place in North Carolina a few years back and Charles loves toodling about on his farm machinery.

Charles & his new land toy

We will miss seeing them around & enjoying their company. I loved it when they changed their hailing port to "3rd Rock".  Good people (Lila, too!).

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Charter Yacht ANAHITA in the Caribbean this summer

Bijan, owner-operator of ANAHITA his 62-foot Dynamique sloop, has decided to stay in the Caribbean for summer 2011 and complete additional work while in the shipyard in Trinidad.

Charter Yacht Anahita - Caribbean Crewed Yacht Charters - VI Sailing Vacations

ANAHITA is available for charters throughout the Caribbean this summer without a delivery fee. 

CARIBBEAN RATES: All inclusive, except bar & taxes
  • 2 guests: $8,500/week
  • 4 guests: $10,000/week
  • 6 guests: $11,500/week

Plans are confirmed to sail to the Mediterranean in April of 2012 as ANAHITA is booked for the transatlantic crossing in April 2012. Bijan is then open for summer 2012 charters anywhere in the Mediterranean or Adriatic -- location is flexible for charters.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Charter Yacht Promenade: Cabin Cruise Charter Week Feb 2012

The Sail / Dive Charter Yacht Promenade, a 65-foot trimaran based in the British Virgin Islands, has scheduled a cabin cruise week for 2012.

Kerry plans to offer only one of these charter-by-the-cabin weeks for 2012.  They are very popular so don't delay...   Contact us ASAP.

This is an excellent way for a couple to charter a large, fun boat with all the toys, diving AND fishing, instead of trying to put together a group with 6 or 8 other people :)
Promenade at anchor --- Fishing --- Hiking

Diving --- Ride the Banana --- Chill on the Power Lounger

This year's cabin charter week gives you the choice of booking either SIX or TEN nights aboard, plus a FREE sleepaboard if you wish.

  • Six nights: February 13-19, 2011
  • Ten nights: February 13-23, 2011
  • Sunday, February 12: Complimentary (FREE) sleep over if desired. Boarding after 4 PM, in Roadtown, Tortola. No services included (i.e., dinner and breakfast on shore).
Includes: All meals aboard and ship's standard bar, cruising taxes, port taxes, overnight air conditioning and all on board ship's toys. This will include SCUBA diving for any CERTIFIED divers on a casual basis. Now that Promenade runs with a crew of two (Kerry & Bazza), they offer a more casual, "Mostly-Inclusive" charter where the guests help out a bit. Kerry says, "Yes, I still will do the Bushwackers!"

Excludes: Transportation to and from the yacht, including plane and taxi fares. Any meals and beverages you choose to have on shore. You will be responsible for one dinner ashore on the ten night package only. BC and Regulator rental, if needed, is $125 for the charter period per person.

6-night pricing:
  • $3000/cabin for 2 people, (not per person... $1500/person, double occupancy)
  • $2600/cabin for 1 person (single occupancy)
  • $1400 for someone willing to share a cabin with someone else. You may luck out and get it to yourself, but then again, you may not. This is for one of the aft twin/king cabins.
10-night pricing:
  • $4750/cabin for 2 people (not per person... $2375/person, double occupancy)
  • $4000/cabin for 1 person (single occupancy)
  • $2200 for someone willing to share (per person)

Promenade is a fully air conditioned, 65-foot trimaran with a beam of 35 feet, that accommodates up to 10 guests in five cabins. The two forward cabins are Queens and each have private, ensuite head/shower. The aftmost center cabin is a Queen, while the port and starboard aft cabins can be configured as either twins or a king.  The aft 3 cabins share 2 heads/showers.

If this is of interest, don't delay... We are actively trying to book her up and it would be a shame for you to miss this once-a-season opportunity for 2012.

Promenade is BOOKED for the holidays

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book PROMENADE
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Friday, July 08, 2011

Charter Yacht Luskentyre in Croatia : August & September 2011

The charter yacht Luskentyre is now available for charter during the months of August and September (2011) in Croatia.

Charter Yacht Luskentyre - Eastern Mediterranean Crewed Yacht Charters
Sailing Vacations in Croatia

Luskentyre is a 72-foot Oyster with a crew of two.  Luskentyre accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins: 2 double and 2 upper/lower twin bunk cabins or 3 doubles and 1 upper/lower twin bunk cabin, depending on which forward cabin the crew uses.

SUMMER RATE (August & September 2011):
  • For up to 8 guests: 20,000 euros/week, plus all expenses
Looking foward to your inquiries.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Charter Yacht THREE MOONS: Virgin Islands Pirate Itinerary

Today we have a guest blog from Shelly & Randy owner-operators of the Charter Yacht THREE MOONS, a 72-foot Irwin ketch, featuring their special "A Pirate's Life for Me" sailing itinerary for the British Virgin Islands...

Galley wench Shelly and Captain Randy
Arrrgh, mateys! Seek ye the treasure of Blackbeard the Pirate and the entire brethren of scoundrels in the British Virgin Islands? Aye, then come ye along on this trail of BVI coastal hideouts and the seafaring scalawags that made these islands their home. Ye shall see the island that was named after the notorious Blackbeard, the salty waters under which his trusty Queen Anne’s Revenge anchored, and the bloody shoals where these feared pirates played.

The 'Golden Era' of piracy for the most part took place during the first quarter of the 18th Century and has left a legacy that perpetuates the rich and mysterious history of the BVI. Below is a sample itinerary focusing on pirate lore:

DAY 1.  Discover ye the ways of the pirate! We'll meet ye at the airport, get ye gear settled and then sail ye down to Jost Van Dyke, named after a famous Dutch pirate and home of today’s famous Foxy’s!

Despite rumors that the island's name comes from that of a 17th century Dutch privateer, Joost van Dyk, who used its harbors as a hideout, there is no factual evidence supporting this claim. Just who Jost Van Dyke's namesake is remains a mystery. John C. Lettsome (of Little Jost Van Dyke), founder of the Medical Society of London is Jost Van Dyke's most noteworthy resident. Although the English captured the BVI in 1672, it seems that Jost Van Dyke was mostly ignored until the mid-18th century. A map drawn of the BVI in 1717 by Captain John Walton does not depict either Jost Van Dyke or Little Jost Van Dyke.

Foxy's Tamarind Bar & Restaurant is known for the fun group of people who enjoy island music, festivities and the overwhelming weekend buffets. The restaurant guarantees the fish to be fresh-caught within 3 hours of serving! Foxy's is best if you are there on a Friday or Saturday night for fun dancing and music.

DAY 2. Sail by jib, main & mizzen up the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Norman Island, aka Treasure Island, as named by famous author Robert Louis Stevenson! Norman Island is reputed to be named after Captain Norman, a pirate who was eventually apprehended and hanged by the Spanish Guarda Costas, the historical coast guard for Puerto Rico. While we are anchored at Norman Island, you'll definitely want to snorkel the Caves. It's a "must do"! Yes, treasure really was found there, hidden in the back of one of the smallest caves. Also, you’ll enjoy a to visit Pirates Bight Restaurant on the beach. They fire a mini cannon at 4 p.m. to announce happy hour to the anchorage. Their adjoining shop is where you can see many well preserved fascinating artifacts of "pirate life" from long ago!  And there’s a nice hike with great scenic views around Spy Glass Hill.

For the young mateys, Three Moons offers a treasure hunt adventure. Kids are dinghied to Pirate’s beach where they must help the marooned pirate guide solve puzzles and riddles in order to uncover the clues that will lead them to the buried treasure.

Party like a pirate at the famous William Thornton Bar which is an old pirate ship bar full of "characters". There are several wonderful places to snorkel here and we hope to anchor the yacht in our "favorite spot" so that you can hop off the stern and snorkel right over the beautiful coral reefs.

DAY 3. “Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum! Fifteen Men on a Dead Man’s Chest!” Today, we’re sailing by the island of Dead Chest (which means “coffin” in pirate language), on our way to Peter Island ! Blackbeard marooned his men and left them with only a pistol and a bottle of rum. Their only chance of survival was to either be picked up by a passing ship or brave swimming the channel to Peter Island.

Peter Island is the largest private island in the BVI and the fifth largest of 60 islands, quays, and exposed reefs that comprise the BVI. You can almost imagine the pirate ships of the old days anchored in the calm waters of Great Harbor! The island was named after Pieter Adriensen (nicknamed "the Commander") who was the brother Abraham Adriensen, Patron of Tortola under the Dutch West India Company in the early 17th century. Pieter Adriensen and Joost van Dyk built a fort and slave pens at Great Harbour on Peter Island to facilitate privateering and the nascent trade in slaves from Angola. A new restaurant has been built using the walls of the old fort. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon on the beach with a tropical drink!

The only hotel, the 52-room Peter Island Resort, ranked in Conde Nast Traveler’s “Gold List,” and the Travel and Leisure “T+L 500” for 2007, is accessible by boat or helicopter.  It has since twice been named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the "Best Places to Stay in the World".

This island has very good snorkeling with a wide variety depending on which side of the anchorage you are at. Ask us about the amazing dolphin experiences we've had here! Need to stretch your legs and get a little exercise? We think Peter Island has of the best walks or hiking if you are inclined...anywhere in the islands!

DAY 4. Cooper Island is a very good anchorage for a lunch stop, good snorkeling and a nice, casual restaurant called the Cooper Island Beach Club with the best conch fritters anywhere from Key West to Trinidad! The island lies adjacent to "wreck alley", a popular wreck diving site in the British Virgin Islands where a number of vessels have been deliberately sunk as dive sites. If the weather is very calm, we'll be happy to spend the night in the anchorage. If not, we'll sail on...perhaps to the secluded Savannah Bay in Virgin Gorda.

DAY 5.  Tighten up on the mainsail lads! Lets get to The Baths, Virgin Gorda early! Virgin Gorda is the third-largest (after Tortola and Anegada) and second most populous of the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Located at approximately 18 degrees, 48 minutes North, and 64 degrees, 30 minutes West, it covers an area of about 8 square miles (21 km²). Christopher Columbus is said to have named the island "The Fat Virgin", because the island's profile on the horizon looks like a fat woman lying on her side. Snorkel, explore the large granite boulders, grottos and rock formations and return to your boat about 1 p.m. to set out on a close reach for Gorda Sound on Virgin Gorda. The North Sound of Virgin Gorda encompasses the famous Bitter End Yacht Club, Biras Creek Resort, Saba Rock Resort,  Leverick Bay and St. Eustatius. There’s so much to do and see here that one can easily spend a couple of days enjoying all the activities! Some of our favorites include snorkeling the cannons from the Wreck of the Rhone, visiting the open air salt water aquarium at Saba Rock, dining at Biras Creek Resort and enjoying the Michael Beans show at Leverick Bay.

**Note:  One of our most successful "island tours" is the option of taking a private sightseeing cab ride from the Baths over the crest of Virgin Gorda to the Bitter End Yacht Club on the other side. This ride takes only about 20 minutes. The views & photo ops of Anegada from the top of Virgin Gorda are superb! If exploring the Bitter End & North Sound on the other side of the island is tops on your "to do" list, you may want to consider this reasonably priced alternative. We can pack you a picnic lunch for the beach at the Baths or you can have the best BLT sandwich of your life for $8.00 at Mad Dog's Bar while enjoying the view. Oh and don't forget the pina coladas! They're fantastic too! While you are doing enjoying this little side trip, we'll move the yacht around to the other side of the island and wait for your return. This option allows you to pack the absolute "most fun" into your day!

DAY 6. Heave Ho! It’s an easy beam reach sail to Anegada.  As the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean, Anegada is famous for it's long stretches of quiet beaches, the large salt ponds that cover the West end of the island, unique fauna found no where else an Caribbean flamingos. Other rare or endangered animals include the Anegada rock iguana and several species of turtles. Conch, Caribbean lobster, and many fishes can be found near Anegada, particularly in the deep waters off the North Drop to the north of the island. The reef has claimed more than 200 shipwrecks, including HMS Astraea in 1808, the Donna Paula (1819), the MS Rocus (1929). It is a very flat island and not visible until you are within several miles of it, by which time you are already over the reef that surrounds it. It takes considerable navigational skills to enter the anchorage. Once there it is fun to hire an open air cab, for $10 per person/round trip to Loblolly Bay on the north side for snorkeling (absolutely fantastic!) or swimming on one of the most beautiful, isolated beaches in the world. There is no anchoring in this area, so you must take a ride to get there. There is a Tiki bar/restaurant called the Bamboo Hut there that serves fantastic fish, fried chicken and Anegada lobster for lunch. The Anegada Reef Hotel is famous for casual barefoot beach-side lobster barbecues...caught that day! You may want to consider this for one of your special dinners ashore!

DAY 7.   Marina Cay & Scrub Island.  Marina Cay, an 8-acre island was uninhabited until 1937, when award-winning author Robb White and newly married wife Rosalie “Rodie” Mason settled on the island. He wrote a novel about his experiences building his home on the island which was made into a movie: Our Virgin Island- filmed as Virgin Island in 1958; it starred John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, and Ruby Dee. The movie is on board for your viewing pleasure! It’s interesting to note that the original dirt landing strip at Beef Island airport in Tortola was built just for this movie! Visit Robb & Rodie’s home while enjoying a sunset cocktail and live music from 5:30-7:30pm. You’ll find photos of them located at Pusser’s Restaurant.

Scrub Island is barely a stones throw away with lots of wonderful reef for snorkeling in between the two islands. Recently named by Travel & Leisure as one of “The Best Secret Islands on Earth”, Scrub Island resort has become one of our favorite stops as they are very boater friendly and happy for everyone to use their beautiful new facilities. Their pool has a waterfall and yes, we admit it, the Captain has happily slid down their water-slide. He's a big kid at heart! Both restaurants at the resort offer great dining experiences.

DAY 8. It's a quick, 30 minute hop back over to Trellis Bay, Beef Island Airport, making your departure morning very relaxed and hassle free.

The anchorages mentioned are the most popular and considered to be the ‘not to be missed’ spots.  As we say, all itineraries are "written in jello" in the islands. The beauty of being on board a private yacht is having the freedom to pick and choose what you want to do from day to day. You will of course find your own favorite harbors, and each time you return, we promise, you will find another new location that will enchant you.

We hope you enjoy your pirate tour of the islands! No, there aren’t any pirates here today; but the spirit remains! There is so much to see and do in the British Virgin Islands!

Thanks guys!

Three Moons is one of our favorite charter yachts in the Virgin Islands. Our only problem with them is that they are difficult to book because they are very popular and their calendar fills up quickly :)

Charter Yacht Three Moons - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters
Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands

Three Moons is a 72-foot Irwin ketch with a crew of three. Three Moons is fully air conditioned and has four double cabins with ensuite heads/showers. There's also the possibility of swapping out one of the double cabins for the forward cabin with twin upper/lower bunks, if that is better suited for the make up of your group.

Three Moons features "spa cruises" with massages, facials, manicures and pedicures at "normal" spa rates. Shelly offers a complimentary foot massage to guests. They have a 17-foot dinghy with 115hp motor, adult & kids waterskis, wakeboard, tube, kneeboard, snorkel gear, fishing equipment, floating mats, two 2-person kayaks, hammocks, 32-inch flat screen TV with Bose Theatre System in salon, satellite radio, internet where available, etc. Shelly has won many culinary awards and has published several cookbooks.

Avast, partake excellent food, fun, and hospitality!

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book THREE MOONS
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