Friday, April 25, 2014

Cruise Alaska: m/y Reflections Private Alaskan Motor Yacht Charter

Reflections, a 98-foot Broward motor yacht, offers summertime charters in southeast Alaska.

m/y Reflections - Yacht Charters in Alaska - Alaskan Private Cruises

  • After a recent refit, Reflections is in pristine "like new" condition and is ready for your private yacht charter in Alaska. 
  • A professional crew of 5 led by the vastly experienced Captain Clint Cropper who knows both elite international yacht charter service and Alaska.
  • $1.25 million in recent refit, with staterooms refit by Delta and the salon refit in 2013
  • A yacht fully designed, equipped and optimized for the complete Alaskan experience. This includes a fully enclosed forward top deck and a fully enclosed aft deck for comfort in any weather. There are also two open outdoor seating areas, one on the top deck and one on the bow.
  • A 30' Osprey sport boat towed tender included, with heated cabin for comfort in any weather and private bathroom. Ideal for fishing and exploring amazing Alaska!
  • Reflections can accommodate up to 6 guests in 3 guest staterooms, each with private ensuite bathroom with shower. The master stateroom has a King-size bed and the other two guest staterooms each have two twin beds. The yacht is air conditioned throughout.
  • The ideal itinerary, with no delivery fees! Sitka to Juneau, or Juneau to Sitka, or Juneau to Juneau.

  • Inclusive pricing: $54,000/week, private charter, up to 6 guests.
  • The Charter Fee includes:
Yacht, 30' Osprey sport tender, 5 professional crew, standard meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, Alaska taxes, generator fuel, yacht fuel for cruising at 12 knots for up to 6 hours per day averaged over the charter, and sport tender fuel for cruising at 20 knots for up to 6 hours per day averaged over the charter.
  • The Charter Fee does not include:
Customary crew gratuity at Charterer's discretion (15-20% advised); alcoholic beverages (charged at cost) optional fishing license for salmon, bottom fish, crab and shrimp; optional halibut fishing (which requires charter of a boat and guide).

  • May 22 - June 19, 2014
  • July 12 - July 27, 2014
  • August 7 onwards

Experience the Unique and Beautiful Alaska

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book REFLECTIONS
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Catamaran Two Much Fun Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands / Grenadines

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 or the Grenadines.

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

Two Much Fun is fully air conditioned and the entire starboard hull is one large master cabin with plenty of light and opening hatches to catch the tradewind breezes. This guest suite has a queen berth aft and a large bathroom forward with stall shower and electric head.

A great choice for honeymoons or romantic getaways for two people.

Two Much Fun has a 12-foot dinghy with 15HP motor, a 2-person Hobie Mirage kayak that you can paddle, pedal or sail (fun & super cool), snorkel equipment, standup paddleboard (SUP), fishing gear, large selection of videos and music, TV/DVD in salon, beach games, computer games, musical instruments, etc.

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

Do you like music? Peter is a renowned Grammy and Wammie award-winning musician and producer so there are many instruments on board for impromptu jam sessions.

RATES: Two Much Fun is very reasonably priced at only $7500/week for a 2-person, 7-night/ 8-day, all-inclusive, Caribbean yacht charter... What's not to love?

PHOTOS from our visit in November 2013...

Charter Catamaran TWO MUCH FUN Charter Catamaran Two Much Fun
Cockpit with table set for two --- Love the fish-themed silverware!

Charter catamaran Two Much FUn
Enjoy the elevated "cat bird" seat at the back of the cockpit.
Watch what's happening, sprawl out with a book and some tunes, take a nap :)

Charter catamaran Two Much Fun
Last but not least, the well-loved adorable Mimi

This comment from a happy camper pretty much sums it up:
"I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful experience Susan and I had on Two Much Fun with Peter and LeeAnn. They were the most gracious hosts, looked after every detail, prepared the most delicious meals, mixed great cocktails, engaged in enjoyable conversation, provided entertainment and an array of water toys resulting in one of the best vacations we ever had! We could not have been happier."
  • November through June: Virgin Islands
  • July through October: "Down Island" Grenada, Grenadines

Come on down and enjoy Two Much Fun

Two Much Fun is booked through December 24th for Christmas 2014 
but ...

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book TWO MUCH FUN
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Charter Yacht Zuma: Welcome New Crew, Thierry and Anne

We would like to welcome aboard Zuma's new crew, Thierry and Anne.

Thierry and Anne - Zuma's new crew

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

Thierry gained his passion for sailing at a very early age in Port Vauban, France, both in racing and cruising. He has sailed the Mediterranean, Caribbean, the New England Coast of USA, Gulf of St-Lawrence and Atlantic Coast of Canada for over 30 years. His international racing career has given him the opportunity to race in Australia, Europe, on the West Coast of Canada and USA. Thierry enjoys sharing his sailing knowledge to the early beginners as well as seasoned sailors. His love for superb wine and great food allows him to offer great recipes to his charter guests. 

Anne was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada). Her father was a navy officer so she was introduced to sailing at a very young age. When her father retired, the family cruised aboard their 100-foot classic schooner along the Atlantic Coast of Canada and USA down to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. As a world traveler, Anne has collected all kinds of recipes and offers a diverse menu for her guests while respecting their own diet.

Forward master cabin - Salon - Roomy cockpit

Zuma is a 53-foot Jeanneau sloop with a crew of two. The yacht is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 4 guests in 2 guest cabins both with ensuite head/shower. The forward master cabin boasts a King-sized, walkaround berth and the aft cabin can be configured either as a Queen or two Twin berths, according to your preference (nice feature!).

Zuma has a 12-foot dinghy with 25HP motor, tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, 2-person kayak, standup paddleboard (SUP), snorkel gear, noodles, floating mats, fishing rod, TV/DVD in salon, underwater lights, onboard wifi, etc.

Please note that Zuma is a NON-SMOKING yacht.

Paradise Connections is offering a 10% discount on new bookings for charters taking place between now and December 10, 2014. Book before December 1, 2014. Offer good for charters of 6 nights or longer.

  • Now through May23, 2014:  Virgin Islands
  • June 1 - October 20, 2014: Grenadines
  • Beginning November 9, 2014: Winter season in Virgin Islands

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book ZUMA
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Catamaran Mango: Welcome to the charter yacht fleet

We would like to welcome the charter catamaran Mango, a 41-foot Lagoon, to the charter yacht fleet.

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

The Yacht...

Mango is a 41-foot Lagoon catamaran owned and operated by Captain Kelly and Chef Diane. Mango is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins each with Queen berths and ensuite head/shower.

They have an 11-foot dinghy with 18HP motor, 2 kayaks, snorkel gear, floating mats, standup paddleboard (SUP), boogie board with plexiglass window, etc.

Please note that Mango is a non-smoking yacht.


The Crew...

You will definitely have excellent meals and treats aboard as both women have experience in the culinary industry. Dianne looks forward to dazzling guests with a cuisine that mixes Caribbean flavors with French techniques.

Kelly and Diane

Capt. Kelly
After attending culinary school, Kelly worked as a baker and cook at a catering company for ten years in Portland, Oregon. Upon leaving the catering business, Kelly put her culinary education together with her computer skills and worked as a consultant, implementing systems and controls in restaurants.
Chef Dianne
Dianne began working in the food industry in 1975. She graduated from Western Culinary Institute in 1989 and worked for The Red Lion Hotels. She was a Chef Instructor for 23 years at Le Cordon Bleu Portland (Oregon) and received Chef of the Year twice and several student appreciation awards.

In 2012, they felt it was time for a change. Diane remembered her mom's favorite saying “a turtle only moves forward by sticking out its neck“. They decided it was time to live their dream so Dianne and Kelly sold almost everything they owned, including their house, and moved aboard Mango.


The Price...

Mango has a very attractive and affordable introductory rate:
  • 2 guests: $8000/week
  • 4 guests: $9500/week
  • 6 guests: $10,500/week
  • $500 discount for Honeymoon and Anniversary charters
  • $125 discount per child 12-years old and under
They also accept charters of less than 4 nights and offer daysails, too! Inquire.


Recent News... 

March 13, 2014
While sailing to Tortola we saw humpback whales between Congo in the US Virgin Islands and Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. The whales pass through this area in February and March on their way north. The babies learn to swim in the warm Caribbean waters.

Looking forward to your inquiries

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book MANGO
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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Charter Catamaran Steppin Up and SAVE

The charter yacht Steppin' Up, a 43-foot Leopard catamaran, has a wonderful special offer for Eastertime charters.

Aren't these Easter egg snorklers just adorable!

Easter special: Save $2000
  • New bookings for charters taking place between April 20 and May 10, 2014
  • 6 guests, 7 nights, full board, crewed charter for only $10,000.

Catamaran Steppin' Up - Caribbean Crewed Catamaran Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

STEPPIN' UP is a 43-foot Leopard catamaran with an owner-operator crew of two, Bill & Michelle. Steppin' Up accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 queen cabins, each with private ensuite head/shower. Amenities/Toys include a 14-foot dinghy with 40HP motor, tube, wakeboard, kayak, 3 stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), snorkel gear, fishing equipment, TV/DVD, projector and screen for outdoor viewing for movie nights, underwater video camera, internet access where available, etc. And, don't forget the HULA HOOPS!

Steppin' Up is available for charters in the Virgin Islands through the end of July 2014 and re-opens their calendar for next season beginning November 1, 2014.

2014 Holiday availability:
 Open for Christmas through December 26, 2014
Steppin Up is already booked for next New Years (Dec 27, 2014 to Jan 3, 2015)

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book STEPPIN' UP
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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Crewed Yacht Charters: Special Offers and Discounts - APRIL 2014 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!

(Please note that special offers are subject to change)

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