Saturday, August 31, 2013

CHARTER COMMENTS: Trimaran Promenade

We recently had an inquiry for a last-minute, family yacht charter. We were very happy that the charter yacht PROMENADE, a 65-foot trimaran, was available as they fit the bill perfectly.

Trimaran Promenade - Scuba Diving & Sailing Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

Here are comments and photos that Cathy sent us:
Dear Sheila and Bob,

Our vacation aboard the Promenade was a dream come true. Or, as Brian our eldest son put it, "Best vacation ever, mom!"

We had chartered a sailboat in the BVI once before when our boys were 10 and 12, almost 20 years ago, and when it happened that this summer we would be able to vacation in August together, the boys wanted to repeat the trip, although both are now scuba certified.

We opted for the Promenade because of its size, it being a scuba boat, picking us up in St.Thomas, and the reasonable rates. What we didn't count on were Captain Chad and his crew who felt more like extended family than hired hands! There wasn't a thing they didn't think of. All of our needs were met. The food was wonderful. We had Lauren's birthday cake in the shape of the boat!
The diving and snorkeling (just me) was beyond belief. Because I was the only one who didn't dive, Yanna, one of the crew snorkeled with me every day, pointing out various fish and coral. We had sailing lessons, and included the crew in our nightly games.

We would highly recommend the Promenade and Captain Chad and would likely use them and Paradise Connections again. 
-- Cathy C & Family
Promenade, August 19-25, 2013

- up to 10 guests (12 for families if we ask nicely)

Promenade is a custom 65-foot trimaran with a crew of three. Promenade is fully air conditioned and has five guest cabins:  2 kings and 3 queens.  The king cabins may also be made up as singles, if requested, making a total of 7 beds.  The two forward queen cabins have ensuite heads, while the aft queen and king/twin cabins share two heads.

Promenade has a 15-foot dinghy with 50HP motor, waterskis for adults and kids, kneeboard, wakeboard, tube (4-person Predator also referred to as the "couch of doom"!), two 2-person kayaks, 6-person "power lounger", snorkeling gear, fishing equipment, 32" flatscreen TV/DVD, iPod with 5000 songs, air compressor to fill scuba tanks. Lots of toys. Beach games and exercise equipment, too. WiFi where available, bring your laptop.

New additions include:
  • Stand-up paddleboard (SUP)
  • Nightclub lighting, dancing floor and sound system with DJ booth
  • Foam Machine and foam parties (extra)
  • Yoga on the beach

Promenade has a dive instructor so ask us about resort courses or other diving instruction. Promenade offers casual diving for certified divers: $20/diver/dive with gear rental, if needed, for $125/wk/diver for BC & Regs.

Promenade is one of the very few crewed charter yachts in the BVI that carries a commercial fishing license for the yacht. They carry ballyhoo and lures for trolling, a casting net for live bait, frozen squid for bottom fishing, 2 trolling rods, 3 bottom fishing/spinning rods, gaff hook, landing net, various lures, bottom tackle and hand lines as well as 4 rod holders on the aft deck.


20% discount on new bookings for all-inclusive charters taking place between now and December 7, 2013. This offer is available for charters of less than 7 nights, too. Promenade requests one dinner ashore at guests' expense. Example: a 10-person, all-inclusive yacht charter for only $15,120 !!!
OPEN for December 21-28 or December 22-29, 2013
RATE: Only $12,000 for up to 6 guests, add $750 for each additional guest (8 guests=$13,500, 10 guests=$15,000)
STANDARD RATES: 7-night, all-inclusive yacht charter (discounted rate in parentheses):
  • $14,900/wk for up to 6 guests
  • $15,900/wk for 7 guests
  • $16,900/wk for 8 guests
  • $17,900/wk for 9 guests
  • $18,900/wk for 10 guests

Cabin cruise weeks available, too... Inquire!

Promenade is currently available for Christmas 2013

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book PROMENADE
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Friday, August 30, 2013

Catamaran Open for New Years Yacht Charter

We have the opportunity to book one of the few remaining catamarans available for a New Year's yacht charter as their entrance into the Caribbean crewed charter has not yet been announced.

This yacht, a 46-foot Leopard catamaran with a crew of two, is available for a New Year's charter beginning Sunday, December 29, 2013. We have already booked Christmas for them.

RATES for New Years: 7-night, all-inclusive charter in the Virgin Islands
  • $10,500/wk for 2 guests
  • $11,500/wk for 4 guests
  • $12,500/wk for 6 guests
Unfortunately we do not have any photos because they are busy with a total refit.

We have known the crew for several years (they have their own personal catamaran in the Caribbean) and we are confident that they will be an excellent addition to our fleet.

This 46-foot Leopard is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins, each with Queen-sized berth and ensuite bathroom (electric head & separate shower stall). The galley is in the salon area which allows interaction with the chef and more room for cabins in the hulls. The roomy cockpit has "walk-through" access to the aft bathing platform and into the water.

Amenities include a 13-foot center-console dinghy with 40HP 4-stroke motor, tube, 2 one-person kayaks, 2 stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), snorkel equipment, beach chairs, toys & umbrella, onboard wifi, etc...

You may have noticed that we have not mentioned the catamaran's name. This is because we do not want to spoil your chance to charter this yacht for New Years.

To inquire, send us an email and we'll be happy to give you more details.

 Looking forward to your inquiries!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Welcome Catamaran Grand Cru - Yacht Charters / Sailing Vacations

Paradise Connections is pleased to welcome the charter yacht GRAND CRU, a 46-foot Leopard catamaran with two crew, to the Caribbean crewed yacht charter fleet.

Catamaran Grand Cru - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

The 2007 Leopard 4600 is a radically different design than the older Leopard 47's. This newer design has large hulls offering an amazing amount of space and has dry shower stalls, electric heads and beautiful woodwork throughout.

Grand Cru is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins, each with private ensuite bathrooms with electric heads and separate shower stalls. They have great amenities and loads of toys, including:
  • 13-foot center console dinghy with 40HP to pull the water toys
  • Water skis for adults and children
  • Kneeboard, wakeboard, tube
  • Stand-up paddle board
  • Two 2-man kayaks
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Underwater camera and video 
  • Fishing gear 
  • Onboard wifi

RATES: 7-night / 8-day, all-inclusive crewed charter
SUMMER (May 1 - December 14)
  • $12,500 for 2 guests & $13,000 for 3 guests
  • $13,500 for 4 guests & $14,000 for 5 guests
  • $14,500 for 6 guests
WINTER (December 15 - April 30)
  • $14,000 for 2 guests & $14,500 for 3 guests
  • $15,000 for 4 guests & $15,500 for 5 guests
  • $16,000 for 6 guests

Grand Cru is currently available for both
Christmas 2013 and New Years 2013/14

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book GRAND CRU
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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Catamaran Two Much Fun Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands

The charter yacht TWO MUCH FUN, a 40-foot Manta catamaran, is the perfect choice for two people wishing to charter a catamaran in the Virgin Islands.

Catamaran Two Much Fun - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

This catamaran is a great choice for honeymoons or romantic getaways. Two Much Fun is fully air conditioned and the entire starboard hull is one large master cabin with plenty of light and hatches. There is a queen berth aft and a large head forward with stall shower and electric head. Two Much Fun has a 10-foot dinghy with 10HP motor, 2-person Hobie Mirage kayak that you can paddle, pedal or sail, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, TV/DVD in salon, beach games, musical instruments, etc.

Two Much Fun has an owner-operator crew of two (Peter & LeeAnn Bonta), plus their Yorkshire Terrier, Mimi.

This comment from a happy camper pretty much sums it up:
"We had a fabulous time on Two Much Fun! The trip exceeded my expectations! We loved traveling in our hotel… Our host and hostess were more than gracious… Best food, music, views in the BVI were fantastic!"
RATES: Two Much Fun is very reasonably priced at only $6450/week for a 2-person, 7-night/ 8-day, all-inclusive yacht charter in the Virgin Islands... What's not to love?

Two Much Fun is available for both
Christmas 2013 and New Years 2013/14

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book TWO MUCH FUN
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Charter Yacht Catamaran Imagination -Grenadines Yacht Charters

The charter yacht IMAGINATION, a 46-foot Fontaine-Pajot catamaran, is based year round in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Catamaran IMAGINATION Yacht Charters - Sailing Vacations in the Grenadines

Shawn and Ally know all the secret spots for perfect snorkeling, diving, fishing and sightseeing.

Imagination has 3 guest cabins (1 Queen, 2 Doubles) each with a private head and shower, plenty of deck and cockpit space for lounging and relaxing and fun water toys to keep everyone entertained.  Affordable rates for a great family vacation...

Summer 2013 (May 1 - December 14, 2013)
  • 2 guests = $6250/wk and 3 guests = $7100/wk
  • 4 guests = $7950/wk and 5 guests = $8450/wk
  • 6 guests = $8950/wk
Winter 2014 (December 14, 2013 - April 30, 2014)
  • 2 guests = $6500/wk and 3 guests = $7375/wk
  • 4 guests = $8250/wk and 5 guests = $8750/wk
  • 6 guests = $9250/wk
SPECIAL OFFER: 5% discount on new bookings made by December 14, 2013. Charter may take place in 2013 or 2014 but excludes Christmas and New Years.

DIVING, TOO: Shawn is a dive instructor and diving is offered to certified divers at $60/dive/diver, includes gear.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book IMAGINATION
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Holiday Yacht Charters: Christmas and New Years 2013-14



Please see SEPTEMBER 2013 post: CLICK HERE

 Looking forward to your inquiries!

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Monday, August 05, 2013

Schooner Jambalaya Yacht Charters & New Sample Menu

The charter yacht JAMBALAYA, a 73-foot wooden schooner, wrote to announce that they will begin their 2013-14 charter season in the Grenadines on November 11, 2013. They also sent us a new sample menu.

Schooner Jamabalaya - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Sailing Vacations

We are pleased to offer you the following sample menus that you will enjoy onboard Jambalaya, with our French Chef Sylvie :

Welcoming cocktail : Jambalaya Pina Colada…


Every day a different variety (or the same if you wish!) of the following:
Tropical fruit platter
Selection of cereals and yogurts
French Pancakes / French Bread with maple syrup
Fresh bread or toast
Scrambled eggs / poached eggs
Choice of fresh juices, fresh coffee and tea


Baked goat cheese Salad with Garlic croutons served on a bed of mixed salad with walnut dressing
Foie gras served with figues jam on toasts
Spicy Crab cakes with roasted peppers and roasted garlic salad
Smoked salmon and prawn salad served with ginger and sesame dressing
Smoked Marlin with cream cheese and pinenuts served on a rocket salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Chicken brochettes with tarragon and grapes

Main courses Dinner

Canapés : Selection of “French Verrines”  and canapés with salmon

Grilled Lobster on the BBQ with cognac, butter and garlic sauce
Beef Filet Mignon with prune sauce and creamy Gratin dauphinois potatoes
Honey and mustard coated chicken breasts with mango salsa
Seared Mahi-mahi with lemon and herbes de provence dressing
BBQ Grilled KingFish with Mango Beurre Blanc and sweet potato puree
Chilli infused Shrimp with sweet chilli sauce
BBQ grilled pork tenderloin marinated with grilled red onions & honey BBQ sauce accompanied with garlic sautés potatoes and roasted sherry tomatoes
Timbale of cured tuna and avocado with a tomato and basil dressing


Chocolate Mousse infused with chili
Bananas flambées with rum and vanilla ice cream
French pancake with glazed bananas & hot chocolate sauce
Exotic Fruit Cheesecake with a mango coulis
Warm Chocolat Fondant cake
Selection of Cheese & Biscuits with apple and grapes

Blending the best of traditional wooden boat construction with the latest nautical technology and outfitted to the highest standard, Jambalaya is a perfect combination of tradition and comfort.

Jambalaya's spacious, classic interior features varnished hardwoods, contrasting pleasantly with the traditionally white-painted decor, making every room light and inviting. The master cabin has a king-size bed, 9-foot headroom, ensuite head, and its own personal entrance giving total privacy. The other two guest cabins each have a double bed and share a head between them.

A large covered cockpit is a perfect place for outdoor dining while enjoying the panoramic views. The deck itself is very large and spacious with plenty of room to relax in the shade or sun. Peter & Sylvie are passionate about providing the best service and exquisite food!

Jambalaya is based in the Grenadines and charters in the Windward islands, but inquire for other Caribbean locations... never hurts to ask!

CLICK HERE to read a previous post about Jambalaya and chartering in the Grenadines.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book JAMBALAYA
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Sunday, August 04, 2013

Charter Catamaran DREAMING ON extends summer season

The catamaran DREAMING ON, a 47-foot Leopard catamaran, is extending their summer calendar through September 15, 2013 as they have postponed their vacation.

Catamaran DREAMING ON - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

Dreaming On is a 47-foot Leopard catamaran with an owner-operator crew of two. The catamaran is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to six guests in three Queen cabins, each with flatscreen TV/DVD, and ensuite head/shower. Dreaming On has a 13-foot dinghy with 30HP motor, waterskis, tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, 2 one-person kayaks, windsurfer, standup paddleboard (SUP), snorkel gear, fishing equipment, hammock, comfortable underwater camera, TV/DVD in salon, wifi where available, etc.

RATES: 7-night 8-day, all-inclusive charter
Summer 2013 & Winter 2014:
  • 2 guests: $12,100
  • 4 guests: $13,200
  • 6 guests: $14,750
  • Dreaming On is offering 8 nights for the price of 7 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Dreaming On is available for CHRISTMAS 2013 through December 27
Booked for New Years

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book DREAMING ON
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