Sunday, September 29, 2013

Welcome Queen South III to the Caribbean charter fleet

We would like to welcome Queen South III, a 118-foot motorsailer, to the yacht charter fleet. Her plans are to charter New England in the summer and the Caribbean in the winter.

M/S Queen South III - Crewed Yacht Charters - Sailing Vacations

A stunning 118-foot motorsailer launched in Tuzla, Turkey in 1999, QUEEN SOUTH III will be heading to the Caribbean for the coming winter and will make her "charter debut" at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show. Having been used exclusively by her owners since her build, she has been impeccably maintained and has just completed a year long refit and mechanical and electric update at Hinckley’s Rhode Island yard. Superb cabinetry, exotic woods, and lavish marble baths create 'Old World charm' throughout which compliments her traditional lines.

Accommodations for 8 guests rival those of 100’ motor yachts, with the full-width master stateroom aft of the salon for privacy. The master bath’s twin vanity and floors are marble, complete with bidet and Jacuzzi tub. The queen VIP stateroom and two guest cabins with twin lower singles forward have en suite marble baths with walk-in showers.

On the covered aft deck are two large tables with L-shaped banquets for alfresco dining. Comfy padded sunbeds on the forward deck offer a quiet refuge for napping or basking in the tropical sun. Water toys, including a jet ski, are ready for adventurers.

RATES: All-inclusive except bar, government fees/taxes, communications, dockage
Winter 2013, Caribbean
  • 4 guests = $34,900/week
  • 6 guests = $36,900/week
  • 8 guests = $39,900/week
Captain Edson Hazell leads a crew of five. Born in Mustique, Edson grew up sailing in the Caribbean. He went on to work on his grandfather’s fleet of island built wooden schooners. After obtaining his captain's license, Edson began working as a charter captain in 1975. He has helmed a variety of yachts including the Alden schooner YANKEE and Little Harbor sloop AMULET and is renowned for his warm hospitality and high standard. Edson has been the skipper of QUEEN SOUTH III for 9 years.

QUEEN SOUTH  is currently OPEN
for CHRISTMAS 2013 and NEW YEARS



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book QUEEN SOUTH III
View Queen South III's online brochure
For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com




Thursday, September 26, 2013

Recipe: Coconut Crusted French Toast

How would you like to start your day with Coconut Crusted French Toast?  Perhaps with a mimosa and freshly brewed coffee? MMMmmmmmmm...

This is an example of what you might have for breakfast on your all-inclusive, Caribbean yacht charter.

COCONUT CRUSTED FRENCH TOAST
Ingredients
  • 1 can (14 oz) Coconut milk 
  • 1 can (15 oz) Coco Lopez  
  • 2 cups (1/2 liter) Heavy cream 
  • 3 Eggs, medium
  • 1 Loaf thick-cut bread

Directions 
  1. Whisk together coconut milk, Coco Lopez, heavy cream and eggs in mixing bowl.
  2. Soak each slice of bread in the mixture.
  3. Cook slices on a griddle or pan until each side is lightly browned.
  4. Finish cooking in the oven (depending on the thickness of the bread).
  5. Serve hot with butter and optional warm maple syrup.
ENJOY!



The Caribbean yacht charter season is about to start up again... Time flies! We still have some openings for Christmas 2013 but not many for New Years. We still have good availability for other weeks of the season so don't wait too long. Get together with your family and friends and start planning your sailing vacation.

A crewed charter yacht vacation has so much to offer. Choose your itinerary, pick your activities, set your own pace and even change your mind (attitude with latitude adjustment at no extra charge).

What are some of the things you are looking for? A romantic honeymoon in a moon-lit bay? Diving on the wreck of the "Rhone"? Catching some rays on a sun-drenched beach? Teaching your children about our fragile sea environment? Kayaking? Waterskiing? Lazing in a hammock on the foredeck of your chartered yacht while reading the latest best seller with Jimmy Buffett on your iPod? Enjoying a delicious lunch in the shaded cockpit? How about taking a turn at the wheel? Learn how to sail! So many possibilities....

Please check out this blog and look around our web site. Read our various online brochures to get ideas, then call or send us an email so we can help match your needs with the yacht best suited for you. We want you to enjoy our islands and return again soon.


 Looking forward to your inquiries!


Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters
For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Catamaran BLUE MOON: Special Offers on Yacht Charters

Jaimey and Jack on BLUE MOON, a 56-foot Lagoon catamaran, are offering up two great specials.

Jack & Jaimey
1) EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL: 
  • Expired
2) FAMILY SPECIAL
  • 5% discount on all family charters (except Christmas and New Years holiday weeks) with children under age 16. Offer not to be combined with any other special offer.


Catamaran BLUE MOON Yacht Charters - Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands

Blue Moon is a 56-foot Lagoon catamaran with a crew of two. Blue Moon has a flybridge and is fully air conditioned. The catamaran accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins with Queen berths and ensuite head/shower. Blue Moon has a 13-foot center-console dinghy with 60HP motor, tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, 2-person kayak, standup paddleboard (SUP), snorkel gear, fishing rod, hammock, satellite TV/DVD in salon, underwater camera, etc.

BLUE MOON IS CURRENTLY OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS 2013
through December 26th



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book BLUE MOON
View Blue Moon's online brochure
For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com




Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Charter Yacht Promenade Cabin Cruise Feb 2014

The Sail Dive Charter Yacht Promenade has scheduled a cabin cruise week in February 2014.

This is the only charter-by-the-cabin week that Promenade has scheduled for 2014.  They are very popular so don't delay... Contact us ASAP.
Promenade at anchor --- Fishing --- Hiking

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


This is an excellent way for a couple to charter a large, fun boat with all the toys, diving AND fishing, without trying to put together a group with 6 or 8 other people :)

One thing cool about this year's cabin charter week is that you have your choice of booking either SEVEN or TEN nights aboard, plus a FREE sleepaboard if you wish.

DETAILS:
  • Seven nights: February 16-23, 2014
  • Ten nights: February 16-26, 2014
  • Saturday, February 15: Complimentary sleep over if desired. Boarding after 4 PM, in Roadtown, Tortola. No services included (ie, dinner that night and breakfast the next morning on shore).

Includes: All meals aboard and ship's standard bar, cruising taxes, port taxes, overnight air conditioning and all onboard ship's toys. SCUBA diving is also included for CERTIFIED divers on a casual basis (one dive/day). 

Excludes: Transportation to and from the yacht, including plane and taxi fares. Crew gratuities which are at your discretion but typically 15% of charter fee. 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 for scuba diving, if needed, is available at $125/diver for the charter period.

7-night pricing:
  • $4000/cabin for 2 people (not per person... ie, $2000/person, double occupancy)
10-night pricing:
  • $5000/cabin for 2 people (not per person... ie, $2500/person, double occupancy)

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.

AVAILABILITY:
  • As of September 18, 2013:  TWO cabins open (port & starboard, aft cabins which can be configured as a King or Twins) 
  • Please note that this is a NON-SMOKING week. No cigarettes, no cigars, no pipes to be smoked while on the boat.
If this is of interest, don't wait... We are actively trying to book her up and it would be a shame for you to miss this once-a-season opportunity for 2014.


Promenade is still available for THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS 2013

Ask us about Promenade's special pricing for Thanksgiving & Christmas!



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book PROMENADE
View Promenade's online brochure
For more yachts, visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com




Saturday, September 14, 2013

Holiday Yacht Charters: Christmas and New Years 2013-14

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS, 2013-14 

HOLIDAY YACHT CHARTERS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS


Here's a selection of recommended crewed sailing yachts (plus a couple of motor yachts) and their availability as of September 22, 2013

*** UP TO 2 GUESTS - VIRGIN ISLANDS ***

CORUS (SAIL - Monohull)
Corus is a Whitby 42 ketch.  Bill and Ann Hasted are a British couple who have over 20 years' experience in the hospitality industry in their native England, with a successful hotel and restaurant business. Ann's cooking has quite a reputation as she frequently wins various categories in the cooking contest at the annual Virgin Islands charter yacht shows. Corus has a large guest cabin aft with a queen-sized berth, ensuite head/shower and a separate entrance via the center cockpit.  Corus has a 14-foot dinghy with 40HP motor, 2 one-person kayaks, snorkel equipment, hammock, DVD on laptop, beach toys, underwater camera & video, Celeston GPS Sky Scout, onboard internet to occasionally check email from ship's computer, or bring laptop and use local hotspots where available, etc. Bill is a Dive Master and includes 4 dives/week for certified divers. Divers may bring their own gear or rent (air fills not included).
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN
- NEW YEARS: OPEN
- RATE: $6,820/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes not included)
- DIVING: 4 dives/wk included for certified divers. Bring your own gear or rent at cost. Yacht supplies tanks and weight belts. Airfills at guest expense average about $15 per fill per tank.
- BROCHURE: Click Here
- GUEST COMMENTS: Click Here

TWO MUCH FUN (SAIL - Catamaran)
Two Much Fun is a 40-foot Manta catamaran with an owner-operator crew of two (Peter & LeeAnn Bonta), plus their Yorkshire Terrier, Mimi. Two Much Fun specializes in 2-person charters. The boat is fully air conditioned and accommodates 2 guests in the starboard aft cabin which has a Queen berth and ensuite head with shower. Two Much Fun has a 10-foot dinghy with 10HP motor, 2-person Hobie Mirage kayak with sail (paddle or pedal), snorkel equipment, fishing gear, TV/DVD in salon, onboard wifi, beach games, musical instruments, etc.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN
- NEW YEARS: OPEN
- RATE: $7100/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here
- LAYOUT DIAGRAM: Click Here

*** UP TO 4 GUESTS - VIRGIN ISLANDS ***

HONIARA (SAIL - Monohull)
Honiara is a 45-foot Beneteau sloop. Owned and operated by a Canadian couple, Pierre Boudreau & Adele Pare. Pierre is the captain, and also a CYA sailing instructor, and Adele is the first mate/hostess. Both are excellent chefs! Honiara accommodates up to 4 guests in 2 cabins. A two-person charter has their choice of the forward cabin or an aft cabin. For a two cabin charter, the guest cabins are aft and each have double berths with ensuite head/showers. While not air conditioned, they do have fans. Honiara has a 12-foot dinghy with 25HP motor, 2-person kayak, snorkel equipment, hammock, noodles, and a DVD player in the salon, iPod sound system, internet access where available.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 27 - Hold Dec 20-27 but we can challenge
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 28
- RATE: $8250/wk for 4 guests (BVI taxes not included)
- RATE: $6270/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes not included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here

HYPNAUTIC (SAIL - Catamaran)
Hypnautic is a 44-foot Lagoon catamaran with an owner-operator crew of two. Hypnautic is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 4 guests in 2 cabins each with Queen berths and ensuite heads/showers. As you can see from their layout diagram, this is the "owner's version" which has one large cabin in the starboard hull, with Queen sized bed, sitting area, lots of cupboard space, and a separate walk-in shower. Both guests cabins have their own satellite TV, and individual AC controls. Hypnautic has lots of lounging space. Besides the normal aft cockpit, there is a sunken cockpit on the foredeck in front of the mast, plus there's also seating and a padded sundeck on the flybridge area above the cockpit. Hypnautic has a 14-foot dinghy with 60HP motor, waterskis, tube, wakeboard, kayaks, snorkel gear, fishing equipment, standup paddleboard (SUP), iPod docking station, Satellite TV in each guest cabin, salon and cockpit, onboard wifi, underwater LED fishlights, etc.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 26
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 27
- RATE: $12,925/wk for 4 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $11,550/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here

PARADISE (SAIL - Monohull)
Paradise is a 54-foot Irwin cutter with an owner-operator crew of two, Bernd & Ruth Bohmfalk. Paradise is air conditioned and accommodates four guests in two cabins. The large master cabin aft has a centerline queen-sized berth and ensuite head with shower/tub. The forward guest cabin has a centerline queen berth with adjoining head with shower/tub which is shared with the crew. Two nice details that are appreciated by all and, especially those with limited ability, is their water access and their cockpit access. Paradise has a lifting swim platform that is an elevator from the water to the top of the transom at aft deck level. Another nice feature is the walkthrough side entrance which allows easy access to the cockpit from the sidedeck without climbing over the cockpit coaming. Paradise has a 12-foot center-console dinghy with 25HP motor, kneeboard, two one-person kayaks, two standup paddleboards (SUP), snorkel gear, fishing equipment, floating mats, water chairs, TV/DVD, and onboard wifi & internet where available, underwater video camera, etc. Paradise also can arrange private, rendezvous diving with a local dive operator for their guests who wish to do a few scuba dives while on charter.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 26
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 27th
- RATE: $9,625/wk for 4 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $8,085/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes included)
- DIVING: Private rendezvous dive package
- AIR CONDITIONING: The air conditioning is run during meal preparation time and this cools down the entire interior of the boat for the evening. If guests request A/C to be run overnight, there is a $50/night surcharge.
- BROCHURE: Click Here

SEA WITCH (SAIL - Monohull)
Sea Witch is a 58-foot Pearson sloop owned and operated by John and Susan Stephenson, plus their cat Tulang. Tulang is a 15-year old Singapora, with short hair and very low dander. Susan says that guests love Tulang and want to take him home at the end of their charter.  Sea Witch is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 4 guests in your choice of 2 of the 3 cabins. The master cabin aft is full-width and has a queen-sized bed on the centerline, and ensuite head (electric) with shower stall. The forward cabin has a large queen-sized V-berth (tapers towards bow) and the mid-ship cabin has upper & lower single bunks. The two forward cabins share a head/shower which also has an electric head and separate shower stall. Sea Witch has a 12-foot dinghy with 20HP motor, 2-person kayak, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, 2 floating mats, boogie board, TV/DVD & massage chair in salon, hammock, etc.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN
- NEW YEARS: OPEN
- RATE: $9,240/wk for 4 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $7,040/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here

STORM PETREL (SAIL - Monohull)
Storm Petrel is a Robert's designed 44-foot Offshore 44 sloop.  Phil Levine is the captain and owner of Storm Petrel.  His chef/crew is his girlfriend, Laura, who recently earned her captain's license and is also a nurse.  Storm Petrel has two cabins and one head with shower. There is a queen cabin aft and a V-berth cabin forward.  They have an 11-foot dinghy with 15HP motor, windsurfer, hammock, snorkel equipment. Besides enjoying windsurfing, Phil also does kite boarding! He has three kites and a couple of boards on his boat, in addition to his wind surfing gear. They have an 11-foot dinghy with 15HP motor, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, TV/DVD in aft cabin, underwater camera, their windsurfer doubles as a standup paddleboard (SUP), internet access where available...
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 30
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 31
- RATE: $5,940/wk for 4 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $4,950/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here

VERNA BREEZE (SAIL - Monohull)
Verna Breeze is a 54-foot Gulfstar sloop, owned and operated by Chris & Kelly Allison, along with their two cats, Petey & Zorro. Verna Breeze is fully air conditioned and accommodates 2 guests, 4 if family. The guest cabin is forward with a queen-sized bed and ensuite head/shower. The port-side cabin is suitable for children as it has twin upper/lower bunks (6'5" long) that share the guest head. Verna Breeze has a 15-foot center-console dinghy with 75HP motor, two kayaks, wakeboard, kneeboard, tube, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, TV/DVD in salon and guest cabin, onboard wifi. They have a huge awning to provide shade on the foredeck which is a very nice feature. Kelly is a dive instructor and offers "light" diving to certified divers. Light diving means that the charter is not a dive-oriented charter.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 27
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 28
- RATE: $9,873/wk for 4 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $7,673/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes included)
- DIVING: "Light" diving (4-5 dives/wk) for certified divers included. Bring gear or rent locally.
- BROCHURE: Click Here


*** UP TO 6 GUESTS - VIRGIN ISLANDS ***

46-Foot LEOPARD (SAIL - Catamaran)
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...
- CHRISTMAS: Booked through December 28
- NEW YEARS: OPEN beginning December 29
- RATE: $12,500/wk for 6 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $11,500/wk for 4 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $10,500/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here to Inquire. New entry into charter fleet so no brochure yet.

ALOHA MALOLO (SAIL - Monohull)
Aloha Malolo is a 65-foot sailboat with a crew of two (Eric is owner-operator). Aloha Malolo accommodates up to six guests in three cabins with 2 heads/showers. Aloha Malolo has an 15-foot dinghy with 50HP motor, waterskis for adults and kids, tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, two 2-person kayaks, fishing gear, snorkel equipment, floating mats, surfboard, boogie board, TV/DVD in salon, portable DVD player, kite kayaking, water trampoline, etc. Salty Dog, a golden lab, is optional. Everyone loves Salty, but Eric understands that not everyone is a "dog person" and they are willing to board her during your charter if requested. Eric, owner-operator of Aloha Malolo, is a dive master, plus he has certification to teach resort/discover scuba courses. Seven dives per week are included in their rates for certified divers. Night dives, too! A Discover Scuba course is included for non-certified divers. Sailing instruction available. We like Eric's "Put Your Wallet Away" philosophy (see Blog Post below).
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 27
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 28
- RATE: $13,090/wk for up to 6 guests, inquire for 8 (BVI taxes included)
- DIVING: Includes 7 dives/wk with gear, and Resort/Discover Scuba included for non-certified divers.
- BROCHURE: Click Here
- BLOG POSTS: Click Here
- GUEST COMMENTS: Click Here

ANTILLEAN (SAIL - Monohull)
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 ship's parrot. We were on board Antillean for about an hour at a recent yacht show and I was impressed by how well behaved Mr.Smee was. Antillean accommodates up to six guests in three cabins (2 Queens, 1 Double) each with ensuite heads/showers.  They have a 14-foot center console dinghy with 40HP motor, 2-person inflatable kayak, standup paddle board (SUP), fishing gear, snorkelling equipment, 20" Flat screen TV with DVD in the salon, floating mats, noodles, hammock, etc. Internet where available.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through Dec. 27
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning Dec 28.
- RATE: $10,670/wk for 6 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $9,460/wk for 4 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $6,820/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here
- MORE PHOTOS: Click Here
- CLIENT COMMENTS: Click Here

BELLA VITA (SAIL - Catamaran)
Bella Vita is a 46-foot Leopard catamaran with a crew of two. This catamaran is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins with Queen berths and ensuite head/shower. Bella Vita has a 16-foot dinghy with 80HP motor, waterskis, tube, kneeboard, 2-person kayak, snorkel gear, fishing equipment, underwater camera, TV/DVD in salon, internet where available, etc.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 28
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 29
- RATE: $13,200/wk for 6 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $11,550/wk for 4 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $9,900/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here

DREAMING ON (SAIL - Catamaran)
Dreaming On is a 47-foot Leopard catamaran with an owner-operator crew of two; Geoff & Iza. Dreaming On is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to six guests in 3 Queen cabins, each with flatscreen TV/DVD, and ensuite head/shower. They have a 13-foot dinghy with 30HP motor, waterskis, tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, 2 one-person kayaks, windsurfer, standup paddleboard, snorkel gear, fishing equipment, hammock, TV/DVD in salon, wifi where available, etc.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 26 - Hold Dec 20-26 but we can challenge
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 27
- RATE: $16,300/wk for up to 6 guests (BVI taxes included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here

GRAND CRU (SAIL - Catamaran)
Grand Cru is a 46-foot Leopard catamaran with a crew of two. The yacht is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins, each with Queen berths and ensuite head/shower. Grand Cru has a 13-foot dinghy with 40HP motor, waterskis, tube, wakeboard, kneeboard, 2 two-person kayaks, snorkel gear, fishing equipment, floating mats, underwater camera, onboard wifi, TV/DVD in salon, etc.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN but Hold on Dec 21-28 (we can challenge!)
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 29
- RATE: $18,400/wk for up to 6 guests (BVI taxes included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here

GREENBOAT 1 (SAIL - Catamaran)
GreenBoat 1 is a 2013, 54-foot Nautitech catamaran designed to provide luxurious accommodations, high performance sailing and leading edge green technology for the smallest carbon footprint possible. GreenBoat has a crew of two, is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 charterers in 3 guest cabins, each with a tablet-controlled TV for music and movies, Queen-sized berth, private ensuite head with separate shower stall. GreenBoat has a 13-foot turbojet dinghy with 90HP motor, tube,  2-person kayak, 2 standup paddleboards (SUPs), waterskis, kneeboard, wakeboard, 14-foot inflatable Hobie Smart Cat sailing dinghy, snorkle gear, underwater camera, 6-person inflatable aqua lounge island, onboard wifi, TV/DVD in salon, projector movie system for outdoor movies, etc.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 26
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 27
- RATE: $22,000/wk for up to 6 guests (BVI taxes included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here

MILAGRO (SAIL - Catamaran)
Milagro is a 46-foot Fontaine Pajot catamaran with a French crew of two, Cécile and Arnau (very interesting crew profile!). Milagro accommodates up to 6 guests in three cabins, each with ensuite head/shower. Milagro has a 12-foot dinghy with 9HP motor, 2 two-person kayaks, snorkel gear, hammock, fishing rods, floating mats, beach games, TV/DVD in salon, etc.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN but Hold Dec. 23-29 (we can challenge)
- NEW YEARS: OPEN
- RATE: $13,500/wk for 6 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $11,900/wk for 4 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $10,300/wk for 4 guests (BVI taxes included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here

RUNAWAY (MOTOR YACHT)
Runaway is an 82-foot Azimut motor yacht, owned and operated by James & Lisa Ringland.  Runaway is air conditioned and  accommodates up to 8 guests in 3 cabins.  The master cabin has a Queen berth, while the other two guest cabins each have a double berth with a single pullman berth over. All staterooms have ensuite head with enclosed shower stall, flat screen television with DVD/CD/MP3 player and individual climate controls. Runaway has a 17-foot dinghy with a 115HP motor, waterskis, wakeboard, two 1-person kayaks, tube, Satellite TV & DVD in salon on 52-inch LCD TV with surround sound, XBOX Video Game System, onboard wifi, etc. Jim is a dive instructor and offers up to 5 dives/week to certified divers for $40/dive/diver, gear included. A resort course is available at $100 per diver which includes one dive. Extra resort course dives are $40, with a maximum of 5 dives total.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN - Hold Dec 21-28 (we can challenge!)
- NEW YEARS: OPEN - Hold Dec 30-Jan 6 (we can challenge!)
- RATE: $25,000/wk for up to 6 guests
- RATE: $28,000/wk for 7 to 8 guests
- DIVING: $40/dive for up to 5 dives/wk for certified divers, gear included. Resort course $100 and up to 4 more dives at $40/dive.
- BROCHURE: Click Here
- COMMENTS: Click Here

SAFARI (SAIL - Catamaran) - Up to 8 for families
Safari is a 44-foot Lagoon catamaran with a crew of two, Steven & Erin. Safari is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to six guests in three cabins, each with queen berths and en-suite head. For family charters, 2 additional guests can either sleep in the salon or use the single cabins in each forepeak. The single forepeak cabins are accessible through their deck hatch and not via the interior. Safari has a 14-foot dinghy with 40HP motor, waterskis, tube, wakeboard, a one-person kayak, a two-person kayak, standup paddle board (SUP), floating mats, snorkel gear, underwater camera, TV/DVD in salon, iPod hookup, guitar, percussion instruments, Celestron GPS Star Scope, underwater fish light, geocaching kit, etc.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through Dec 27 but Hold Dec 15-24 (we can challenge other party)
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 28
- RATE: $13,970/wk for up to 6 guests (BVI taxes included)
 .. $14,520/wk for 7 guests & $15,070/wk for 8 guests
- BROCHURE: Click Here

SILVER MOON (SAIL - Catamaran)
Silver Moon is a 44-foot Voyage catamaran with a crew of two, Bob & Maggie Daigle. The yacht is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 queen cabins with ensuite head/shower. Silver Moon has a 14-foot center console dinghy with a 50HP motor, tube, 2 standup paddleboards (SUPs), tennis equipment, musical instruments (2 guitars, harmonica, rhythm maker) and song books, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, hammock, 2 laptop computers available for watching DVDs, etc...
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN December 18-26
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 27
- RATE: $13,090/wk for 6 guests (BVI taxes not included)
- RATE: $11,880/wk for 4 guests (BVI taxes not included)
- RATE: $10,450/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes not included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here
- BLOG POSTS: Click Here

STEPPIN' UP (SAIL-Catamaran)
Steppin' Up is a 43-foot Leopard catamaran with an owner-operator crew of two, Bill & Michelle. Steppin' Up is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 queen cabins, each with private ensuite head/shower. Steppin' Up has a 14-foot dinghy with 40HP motor, waterskis, tube, wakeboard, one-person kayak, one SUP/sit-on-top kayak combo, 2 stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), snorkel gear, fishing gear, TV/DVD, underwater video camera, internet access where available, etc.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN - Hold Dec 19-26 (we can challenge!)
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 27
- RATE: $12,650/wk for 6 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $11,550/wk for 4 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $10,450/wk for 2 guests (BVI taxes included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here

SWEETEST THING (SAIL - Catamaran)
Sweetest Thing is a 48-foot Fontaine Pajot catamaran with a crew of two. Captain Tofer will be captain & chef the 2012-13 season and his daughter will be hostess (see crew profile for more info). Sweetest Thing is fully air conditioned and has three guest cabins, each with personal DVD player & personal Kindle filled with lots of books. There is also the possibility of additional single berths in the port hull: one in the port forward cabin and one midship. The crew quarters are the two single berths in the forward section of the starboard hull. Sweetest Thing has a 14-foot dinghy with 70HP motor, waterskis, tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, two kayaks, snorkel equipment, TV/DVD in salon, Wii, beach games, etc
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 26
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 27
- RATE: $14,850 for up to 6 guests (BVI taxes included). Inquire for 8 guests (family only)
- BROCHURE: Click Here

VICTORIA (SAIL - Catamaran)
Victoria is a 56-foot Fountaine Pajot catamaran, owned and crewed by Wayne and Barbara (formerly owners of the motoryacht Flame). Victoria is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in three staterooms (Queens in the aft cabins & oversized double in forward cabin), each with ensuite head/shower. Victoria has a 15-foot dinghy with 70HP motor, waterskis, tube, kneeboard, standup paddleboard (SUP), 2-person kayak, floating mats, snorkle gear, underwater camera, beach games, 2 double beanbag chairs on foredeck, TV/DVD in salon and all guest cabins, onboard wifi when in range of US provider, etc.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 27
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 28
- RATE: $17,600/wk for 6 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $15,400/wk for up to 4 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $13,200/wk for up to 2 guests (BVI taxes included)
- BROCHURE: Click Here


*** UP TO 8 GUESTS - VIRGIN ISLANDS ***

BLUE PASSION (SAIL - Monohull)
Blue Passion is a 58-foot Beneteau (Oceanis 58) sloop with an owner-operator crew of two. Blue Passion is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, each with private, ensuite heads/showers. The aft, starboard guest cabin can be configured a double or split into twins (see layout diagram in the yacht's ebrochure). Blue Passion has a 15-foot dinghy with 50HP motor, waterskis for kids & adults, tube, 2-person kayak, snorkel gear, fishing equipment, you are welcome to watch DVDs on the boat's laptop, 112" projector TV, SkyScout Personal Planetarium, beach games, etc. Onboard wifi for internet. Greg is a dive master and Blue Passion includes 6 dives/week for certified divers. Bring your own gear, or equipment rental is $140 per week per diver and includes 2 tanks. Additional tank fills are $6 each.
- CHRISTMAS: Booked through December 30
- NEW YEARS: OPEN beginning Dec 31 - Hold, but we can challenge!
- RATE: $17,000/wk for up to 8 guests (BVI taxes included)
- DIVING: 6 dives/wk included for certified divers, gear rental $140/wk/diver
- BROCHURE: Click Here

CAP II (SAIL - Monohull)
Cap II is a 76-foot CNB Bordeaux 76 sloop with a crew of two. Cap II is a beautiful sailing yacht that accommodates up to eight guests in four equivalent double cabins, each with ensuite heads/showers. The yacht is air conditioned and has a 14-foot dinghy with 50HP motor, tube, wakeboard, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, TV/DVD in salon, etc.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN  but Hold on Dec 19-29 (we can challenge!)
- NEW YEARS: OPEN
- RATE: $25,850/wk for 8 guests
- RATE: $24,200/wk for 6 guests
- RATE: $22,000/wk for 4 guests
- RATE: $19,800/wk for 2 guests
BROCHURE: Click Here

DRUMBEAT I (SAIL - Monohull)
Drumbeat 1 is a 72-foot Irwin ketch. The crew is American. Vince Stracener is the captain and owner, his wife Linda is an excellent chef, and Kirk is the first mate. Drumbeat is air conditioned and accommodates up to 8 guests in four double cabins, all with ensuite heads/showers.  Drumbeat has an 18-foot dinghy with 115 HP motor, waterskis, kneeboard, two kayaks, skurfer, tube, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, floating mats, hydroslide, hammock, DVD, satellite TV with 42" flat screen in salon, etc. Vince is a dive instructor and includes 5 dives/week to certified divers or a Resort course for non-certified divers.  An additional cost of $25/dive/diver for more than 5 dives/week. Vince & Linda enjoy diving and do so even on their days off!
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 28
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 29
- RATE: $20,000/wk for up to 8 guests (BVI taxes included)
- DIVING: 5 dives/wk included for certified & non-divers, gear included. $25/dive/diver for extra dives.
- BROCHURE: Click Here
- Read about Drumbeat in our BLOG: Click Here

FEEL THE MAGIC (SAIL - Catamaran)
Feel the Magic is a 50-foot Voyage catamaran.  Hank and Micheale are the crew aboard Feel the Magic.  Feel the Magic is air conditioned and accommodates up to six guests in three equivalent cabins with queen sized berths and ensuite heads/showers.  The middle queen cabin forward is available for family charters of 7 or 8 guests & this "extra" cabin would use the day head. Feel the Magic has a 15-foot dinghy with 70HP motor, waterskis, kneeboard, scurfer, wakeboard, tube, Hobie Mirage kayak that you can paddle or pedal, 2 standup paddle boards (SUPs), 2 surfboards, kiteboard, SeaDoo water scooter, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, floating mats, TV/DVD, hammock, kindle, onboard wifi, guitar, banjo, and other musical instruments, etc. Micheale won first place in the cooking competition at the 2012 Fall St Thomas Charter Yacht Show for her tuna stack.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 27
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 28
- RATE: $15,950/wk for up to 6 guests(BVI taxes included)
 .. $17,325/wk for 7 guests & $19,800/wk for 8 guests
- BROCHURE: Click Here

SUBLIME (SAIL - Monohull)
Sublime is a 72-foot Irwin ketch, owner-operated with a crew of three.  Sublime is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins with double berths and ensuite head/shower. Sublime has an 18-foot dinghy with 115HP motor, waterskis, wakeboard, tube, 2 paddle boards (SUPs), hammock, TV/DVD, snorkel gear, fishing equipment, etc. Brian is a dive instructor and diving and instruction is included.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN through December 26
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 27
- RATE: $20,350/wk for 8 guests (BVI taxes included)
- RATE: $18,150/wk for up to 6 guests (BVI taxes included)
- DIVING: Included for certified & non-certified divers. Instruction included (inquire).
- BROCHURE: Click Here


*** UP TO 10 GUESTS - VIRGIN ISLANDS ***

PROMENADE (SAIL - Trimaran) - up to 10 guests (possibly 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. WiFi where available, bring your laptop. Promenade has a dive instructor so inquire for 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. Overnight air conditioning $65/night, on request.
- CHRISTMAS: OPEN for December 21-28 or December 22-29
- NEW YEARS: Booked beginning December 29
- RATE: $19,000/wk for up to 10 guests for Christmas
- BROCHURE: Click Here
- VIDEO: Click Here
- DIVING:
- Certified divers: $20/dive/diver
- Equipment rental: $125/wk/diver (BC/regs)
- Resort dives for non-certified divers: $85/dive/diver, includes gear
See our blog postings for PROMENADE: Click Here



 Looking forward to your inquiries!


Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters
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Crewed Yacht Charters: Special Offers and Discounts - SEPTEMBER 2013 edition

Here is a selection of current special offers on crewed Caribbean charter yachts. The special offers / discounts below include time-specific and other discounts... Check it out!


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




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Thursday, September 05, 2013

NEW YEARS 2013-14 YACHT CHARTERS TWO NEW OPENINGS

Two catamarans have just become available for a 2013-14 New Years yacht charter in the Virgin Islands due to cancellations:

GRAND CRU

Grand Cru is a 46-foot Leopard catamaran with a crew of two. The yacht is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins, each with Queen berths and ensuite head/shower. Grand Cru has a 13-foot dinghy with 40HP motor, waterskis, tube, wakeboard, kneeboard, 2 two-person kayaks, snorkel gear, fishing equipment, floating mats, underwater camera, onboard wifi, TV/DVD in salon, etc.
  • RATE FOR NEW YEARS:
    • up to 6 guests = $18,400/wk

MILAGRO

Milagro is a 46-foot Fontaine Pajot catamaran with a French crew of two, Cécile and Arnau (very interesting crew profile!). Milagro accommodates up to 6 guests in three cabins, each with ensuite head/shower. Milagro has a 12-foot dinghy with 9HP motor, 2 two-person kayaks, snorkel gear, hammock, fishing rods, floating mats, beach games, TV/DVD in salon, etc.
  • RATE FOR NEW YEARS:
    • 2 guests = $10,300/wk
    • 4 guests = $11,900/wk
    • 6 guests = $13,500/wk

  • BROCHURE: Click Here
There's not many yachts available for New Years (some for Christmas week) so act now!


 Looking forward to your inquiries!


Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters
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Sunday, September 01, 2013

CHARTER COMMENTS: Yacht Zephyrus, Florida Keys

We recently had a family of four aboard the charter yacht Zephyrus, a 50-foot Beneteau Oceanis, which is based in Key Largo, Florida. Zephyrus has very reasonable rates and will charter in the Florida Keys, and also out of Miami for SE Florida itineraries. Plus, they do the Bahamas, too.


Family Charter aboard Zephyrus - Sailing Vacations in the Florida Keys and Bahamas



Charter Party = BAKER FAMILY
Charter Dates = JULY 29 - AUGUST 3, 2013
Charter Yacht = ZEPHYRUS

  • How did you enjoy your charter? 
LOVED IT
  • How would you describe your crew? Were they courteous, helpful, friendly, attentive, knowledgeable?
We have made new friends. Captain Tim was SO knowledgeable about the history of the area.  The stories were wonderful; we learned a lot. We genuinely enjoyed both Captain Tim and Chelyn’s company.
  • Was the yacht comfortable, clean and well maintained?
YES
  • How would you describe the quality and presentation of the meals served on board?
Chelyn has it down to a science.  The food was perfectly prepared, presented and DELICIOUS!  Thank goodness we snorkeled multiple times every day!  We all felt very spoiled to have a Captain and a Chef.
  • Did the crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets?
Absolutely, with respect to food, beverages, activities, all of the above.  Both Captain Tim and Chelyn called in advance to clarify the input.
  • How did you find the services offered by Paradise Connections ?
Very responsive.  This was a last minute request and it came together perfectly.
  • Would you be interested in taking another yacht vacation in the future?
Definitely.
  • If so, would you like to charter the same yacht and crew?
YES!!
  • Did you stay in a hotel before or after your charter?
Yes both before and after.  We drove from NC.
  • If so, which one and what are your comments?
We stayed at both Aloft in Jacksonville and Elements in Miami – I would recommend both hotels.
  • 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?
No, we made new friends, new memories. It was a great vacation and an excellent value.
  • May we use you as a reference?
Absolutely
Thanks again for chartering with Paradise Connections and sharing your opinions with us.
All the best,
Sheila & Bob
Paradise Connections Yacht Charters
http://www.ParadiseConnections.com


Charter Yacht Zephyrus - Sailing Vacations in the Florida Keys and Bahamas

Zephyrus is a 50-foot Beneteau Oceanis sloop, owned and operated by Tim & Chelyn Shaw. The yacht is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in three cabins, each with Queen berths and ensuite head/shower. Zephyrus has a 12-foot skiff with 25HP motor, tube, wakeboard, snorkel equipment, floating mats, fishing gear, TV/DVD in salon, iPod dock, PlayStation3, hammock, etc. Zephyrus is a non-smoking yacht.

Tim & Chelyn are both dive instructors (they owned a dive shop in Key Largo) and offer one free dive/week (up to 5 divers) for certified divers or a resort course for non-certified divers for Florida Keys charters (NOT Bahamas). Dive gear to be rented.
SPECIAL OFFER: 

Valid for any new charter booked before December 14, 2013 and taking place before March 31, 2014.  Only $6000/week for up to 6 guests for charters taking place in the Florida Keys or the Bahamas. This full-board rate does not include alcoholic beverages or applicable sales tax and cruising permits (see below). Not to be combined with any other offers.
STANDARD RATES: See details for specific locations below
  • 2 guests: $6000/wk
  • 4 guests: $6500/wk
  • 6 guests: $7500/wk
FLORIDA KEYS
  • Full-board charter, excludes bar and 7.5% FL sales tax
BAHAMAS:
  • Full-board charter, excludes bar, $300 cruising permit and 4% Bahamian tax
  • No relocation fee for full-week, 7-night charters, inquire for fewer nights please.


HOLIDAYS, CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS:
  • $8,250/week for up to 6 guests, 7-night minimum
  • Full-board charter, excludes bar and 7.5% FL sales tax

ZEPHYRUS is currently available for both
Christmas 2013 and New Years 



Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book ZEPHYRUS
View Zephyrus' online brochure
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