Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Charter Catamaran The Big Dog


The Big Dog is offering an AMAZING deal!


The Big Dog is a 62-foot Leopard catamaran with a crew of two. The yacht accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, each with ensuite bathrooms.

Special Offer:
  • Guests who fly into St Thomas, will have the convenience of their very own private luxury water taxi to Tortola for FREE!!!
  • Charters must take place between May 5 - 16  or June 4 - 30, 2019.
  • This deal only applies to charters of seven days or more and is not to be combined with any other specials/discounts. 

Amenities include:
  • Large salon bar for happy hour gatherings.
  • Crew Terry and Ruth will ensure you have an unforgettable experience
  • Formal dining inside or alfresco dining outside.
  • Padded top deck lounge area- perfect for stargazing
  • All guest cabins have Apple TV.Loads of water toys

For More Information:
  • View The Big Dog's online brochure:  CLICK HERE
  • The Big Dog has an onboard Dive Master. CLICK HERE for scuba details



There are only 4 charter weeks remaining for this deal. We hope you will be able to take advantage of this special offer.






Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book THE BIG DOG
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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Charter yacht catamaran Shangri-La review


Catamaran Shangri-La Charter Review

We have just received a review from recent guests who chartered the catamaran Shangri-La, a 52-foot Lagoon catamaran that accommodates up to 8 guests.

Charter Catamaran Shangri La - Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands

The excitement of the trip was defined by my previous experiences with sailing trips like on the Shangri-la so I thought I knew what to expect, boy was that a mistake….

Upon arrival you realize you are in a special place, someone’s beautiful home meticulously maintained and perfectly appointed; no detail is forgotten, and no luxury spared. You are greeted warmly by your Captain Bernd, your chef Daniela and your “stew” Ursula; immediately you know you are in for an exciting week.

After the safety briefing and rules of the house, it is time to get settled in your beautiful room with en-suite bath equipped with a separate shower, individual air conditioning controls and a very comfortable bed (be sure to look under the towels for your own sleep cover because there IS one for each of you). Pack away your duffle (don’t bring an actual suitcase because you are on a boat, there isn’t a ton of storage) and settle in for your first meal because everyone is ready to get into the sun and jump into the crystal blue waters; you feel at home immediately.  Grab a snorkel, sit out the floating island, tackle a stand-up paddle board or hang on a noodle off the back; there is no shortage of water accessories for you to enjoy. When Bernd suggests the “subwing”, don’t ask just trust him; grab a snorkel mask and jump in the dinghy quick!!!


By the time you have exhausted yourself in the sun, it is time for cocktail hour! While enjoying the sunset and relaxing after a day in the sun, there will be light hors d'oeuvres and drinks provided to stave off your hunger before dinner. Daniela prepares everything from a mixture of canapes consisting of truffle, exquisite cheeses, salmon, avocado, etc. to chips and quac/salsa while Bernd makes sure you have a specialty cocktail to accompany your snack perfectly, what a perfect team these two make!

When I say Daniela is a chef, I mean she really is a chef. Her meals are created with love and precision, presented with thought and flavored with perfection; if you believe as I do that you eat first with your eyes, you won’t be disappointed. Every meal is followed by a dessert that cannot be turned away, hand made by Daniela with passion and imagination. From Oma’s red wine cake to authentic apple strudel, the memories leave my mouth watering.


So many things to say about Bernd. Drinks, Karaoke master, captain, workout coach, joke teller, grill master, mixologist, drone pilot, videographer, safety expert extraordinaire. Always ensuring you are safe, comfortable, happy and sailing to the most perfect place for whatever activity you are in the mood for (or not in the mood for); he is so knowledgeable about sailing, weather, the islands and cocktails. Bernd makes you feel safe, happy and content every second of every day of your trip. He goes the extra mile all day. Every day.

Let me wrap with Ursula because she, too, will absolutely be someone you don’t forget. She is always hanging in the background ready to give you whatever you need even though you may not know what you need at the time; always with an energetic smile but never in an intrusive manner. Waitstaff in fine dining restaurants or members of a hospitality team can take a page from the book of Ursula….
  • Emerge from the water, she is standing there with a towel.
  • Changing your swimsuit and need somewhere to put it? Ursula will take your suit from you and it is magically cleaned of saltwater, dried and ready for you the next morning.
  • Laying in the sun taking your last sip of your drink, she approaches from seemingly nowhere with another.
  • Having dinner? She is ready to clear your plate or pour your drink, she is there like magic. Do you need more food? Something in addition to what you have been provided? Ursula is there to get it for you.


I could go on and on about the soothing tone of Daniela while leading a yoga session (I didn’t even participate but I felt super relaxed just listening to her), the continual drive for perfection of Bernd (always making sure you have what you need or want), and the desire to meet every need by Ursula but I think I will leave something to the imagination.

Close your eyes and imagine the most perfect place with the most perfect group of people and know that will pale in comparison to a trip on Shangri La. On the day we left, I truly felt like I was saying goodbye to friends and people I wanted to have in my life in some way. And now, here I am, I am back to reality feeling inspired, relaxed and blessed beyond measure. Until next time Shangri La, I miss you already…



Thanks for your wonderful comments

Special Offers:
  • 15% OFF any charter booked to take place in April or May 2019. Must begin and end in Red Hook, St Thomas. May not be combined with other special offers. 5-night minimum. Expires May 31, 2019.

  • BABIES: Babies of all ages are welcome. No charge for babies under 12 months if guests bring all supplies or reimburse boat for items purchased specifically for the baby.  




About Catamaran Shangri-La

Shangri-La is a 52-foot catamaran with a crew of three. This is a very comfortable yacht and has many lounging areas: forward "cockpit" behind trampolines, aft cockpit, interior salon, and the flybridge.


Catamaran Shangri-La is an Award-Winning Yacht

Shangri-La is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 cabins. The master cabin has a queen berth, private en-suite bath (electric-flush toilet, wash basin and large stall shower), lots of storage and separate access directly to the aft deck. Two large queen cabins each with private en-suite bath (electric-flush toilet, wash basin and stall shower), plus one cabin with two single upper/lower bunk beds (6'8" long, suitable for adults) with private en-suite bath (electric-flush toilet, wash basin and large stall shower). ON SPECIAL REQUEST: they can offer 8 guests in 4 queen cabins and crew will move to bunk cabin for added $2,000.

Shangri-La has a 14-foot dinghy with 50HP motor, tube, wakeboard, 2 standup paddleboards (SUPs), 2 kayak paddles to use SUP as kayak, snorkel gear, floating mats, noodles, floating lounge, pool bar, beach games, bocce balls, football, frisbee,  TV/DVD in salon, karaoke, iPod dock, onboard wifi where available, underwater camera, European coffee and espresso machine, etc. No fishing, please. 

Perfect yacht for charters of all ages.  






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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sea & Soul Retreat in Exumas

Catamaran Guinevere offers Sea & Soul Retreats in the Exumas


Catamaran Guinevere - Sail the Bahamas

While Guinevere can be booked for what the crew term "normal, fun charters", their passion is leading yoga retreats. Guests are guided to reach a higher level of peace and serenity aboard beautiful sailing catamaran Guinevere, a 50-foot St. Francis catamaran for up to 6 guests. Built in South Africa in 2014, this St. Francis 50 is one of the most desirable ocean-going, cruising catamarans in the world.




Michelle is a certified yoga instructor with a focus on breathing and meditation to achieve the ultimate experience and benefits. Healthy foods, detoxing, moving with the subtle movement of the water, are paths to greater peace and serenity. Ren has been studying meditation and yoga for more than 20 years and has decades of sailing experience.




Ren and Michelle invite guests to escape routine obligations and stressful environments in the Bahama Islands, where life naturally happens at a slower pace. Guests enjoy the benefits of a healthy environment with fresh air, sea and sunshine, and without any intrusions. GUINEVERE is perfect for those who are seeking balance, to reconnect with nature, and to return home with greater wisdom for a better life.


About Catamaran Guinevere

50-foot St. Francis catamaran
Up to 6 guests
3 guest cabins each with ensuite head : 2 Queens, 1 Double
Georgetown, Exumas, Bahamas
Non-smoking yacht
13-foot Apex RIB dinghy with 40HP motor
2 kayaks
1 standup paddleboard (SUP)
Snorkel gear
etc...


Questions or ready to book? No problem...
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Early bird discounts for November-December 2019

Take Advantage of Early Bird Discounts and Save


Special offer

  • Book any of the following boats and take $1,000 off of any charter taking place between November 1 and December 18, 2019.
  • 6-night minimum
  • Can not be combined with any other special offer
See other Early Bird Discounts at bottom of post (scroll down)

The yachts

Deep Blue

Euphoria

Genesis

Good Vibrations

Rumba

Santa Ana

Ventana

Yes Dear

Other Early Bird Discounts

Turquoise Turtle
  • 15% OFF new bookings for charters taking place in November 2019 through February 2020, excluding Christmas and New Years weeks. 6-night minimum. Book by November 18, 2020. 
  • 50-foot Voyage catamaran
  • up to 6 guests
  • Click for online brochure





Let's get started...
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It's the pleasure of the journey that keeps people coming back for more.



Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sail in the Grenadines this summer with Foxy Lady

Sail in the Grenadines this August aboard catamaran Foxy Lady

Charter Catamaran Foxy Lady - Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands & the Grenadines


Special Offer

Catamaran Foxy Lady will be offering charters in the Grenadines this August with two crew and 3 dives included (max two dives in the Tobago Cays). All costs related to diving and cruising permits are covered, as well as tanks, refills, masks & fins,  but weekly rental for personal dive equipment (BCD, wetsuits, regulators) is extra.

Special Rates:
  • 2 guests = $26,800/wk
  • 4 guests = $27,800/wk
  • 6 guests = $28,800/wk
  • 8 guests = $29,800/wk



About Catamaran Foxy Lady

Foxy Lady is a 62-foot Lagoon catamaran with a crew of three (2 crew for Grenadines). Foxy Lady is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 Queen cabins, each with ensuite heads that have electric-flush toilets and stall showers.

The aft cockpit features a fully stocked bar area, ample sunning areas and shaded lounge facilities, plus al fresco dining for 8 guests. The modern Sky Lounge offers comfortable couches and sun beds forward of the dual helm station, including built in exterior speakers, wine fridge and optional sun shade. The forward bow area offers additional sun beds, trampolines with large bean bags and seating on the point of each bow.

Foxy Lady has a 16-foot dinghy with 70HP motor, waterskis for kids and adults, tube, wakeboard, kneeboard, 2 kayaks, 2 standup paddleboards (SUPs), floating trampoline, snorkel gear, satellite TV, onboard WiFi where available, iPod dock, lots of activities for children, full barista set up, projector screen for movie nights, underwater lighting, and much more. Foxy Lady has a Dive Master and offers onboard scuba diving.

Fun, Fun, Fun


Questions or ready to book? No problem...
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Charter Cat Nemo - Free Bubbly!

Fill The Gap and Enjoy The Bubbly

Charter Catamaran Nemo, a 47-foot Nautitech, is looking for a 7-night charter to fill the gap in their calendar.

Charter Catamaran Nemo - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations


Special Offer

Fill the gap!! Book a 7-night charter in the Virgin Islands between March 25 and April 4 2019, and enjoy a complimentary case of bubbles to drink during your charter.





About Nemo

Nemo is a 47-foot sailing catamaran with a crew of two. Nemo has a bright and welcoming salon, professional galley, and great deck spaces for dining, sunning and playing. They are fully air conditioned and accommodate up to 8 guests in 4 cabins, each with Queen berths and ensuite heads. Family groups of 9 or 10 may use the dinette which converts into a large bed in the salon.

Amenities include: a 12-foot dinghy with 30HP 4-stroke motor, tube, kneeboard, wakeboard, kayak, 2 standup paddleboards (SUP), snorkel gear, TV/DVD in salon, iPod dock, hammock, licensed BVI fishing vessel, floating mats, 12x6-foot lillipad, underwater camera, etc.

Learn more: Click for online brochure

Charter Catamaran Nemo for a Virgin Islands Sailing Vacation


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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Escape to Exciting Destinations with S/Y SAVARONA

Discover exciting destinations this spring & summer aboard s/y Savarona




Savarona is a 95-foot custom CNB sloop, designed for six guests for luxury cruising with serious sailing capability and four crew to pamper you.

BROCHURE: Savarona's online brochure


Spring & Summer 2019 Itinerary


May 2019
Brittany Coast of France

The most stunning and popular cruising region on the country's west coast; unparalleled provisioning; picturesque tidal creeks, shallow estuaries, inland sea, navigable rivers.


June, July, August 2019
Baltic Sea


Limitless sheltered anchorages and dramatic fjords; pretty villages ashore; easy provisioning; pleasant temperatures; long summer nights



Late August - September 2019
Ireland - East Coast


Among the most scenic of the world's cruising grounds; perfectly sheltered anchorages; easily accessible; local boating communities






About s/y Savarona

Built in 2001, and always kept in meticulous condition, SAVARONA is a 95' custom CNB sloop, designed for luxury cruising with serious sailing capability.

Savarona is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins.  The master cabin (forward) has a double bed to starboard side, en suite stall shower plus his and her toilet & washbasin. The VIP cabin has a double bed to port side with en suite stall shower & toilet. The twin cabin has two lower twin beds to port & starboard, en suite stall shower & toilet.

Recent extensive refit: new deck, exterior paint, new toilets, new AC, new generator, engine, new rigging, standard hatches replaced with flush, new Miele stove & cook top, New B&G H5000 electronics, extensive varnish work, new upholstery & bedding, new deck canvasses, new Doyle ICE fiber sails 2016.


€45,000 per week + all expenses
(taxes may apply)



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Monday, February 11, 2019

New Catamaran for November 2019 : La Grande Bellezza


Welcome to Charter Catamaran La Grande Bellezza

A brand new Leopard 58, La Grande Bellezza has just entered the Caribbean charter fleet and we are looking forward to meeting them. The yacht will be delivered in June and she'll be available for charter beginning November 2019. They already have a hold for New Years!


Charter Catamaran La Grande Bellezza - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations


La Grande Bellezza is a 58-foot Leopard catamaran with a crew of two. This yacht is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 9 guests in 4 cabins, each with ensuite head with electric-flush toilet and stall shower. There are 3 Queen cabins, the master cabin is on the main deck and has access to the forward cockpit. The other 2 Queen cabins are on the lower level along with a with a Double cabin that has a single pullman berth over the double berth.

There's lots of lounging space on this boat... the aft cockpit, the forward cockpit behind the trampolines, and flybridge deck which affords a 360-degree view and beautiful breeze. The flybridge offers massive seating and lounge area, a built in bar and BBQ area along with super stereo sound system.

La Grande Bellezza has a 14-foot center console dinghy with 60HP motor, waterskis for kids and adults, tube, scurfer, kneeboard, wakeboard, 2-person kayak, 2 standup paddleboards (SUPs), snorkel gear, underwater video camera, large floating mats, onboard wifi where available, hydraulic lift on back deck for swim platform and dinghy, beach games, TV/DVD in salon, iPod dock, etc.


Fun Fact:


Chef Anne and Captain Shane were both born on same day of the same year, and then married on their birthdays.



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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Charter Catamaran Ventana with new special fun package

Fantastic Fun Package Offered by Catamaran Ventana



Charter Catamaran Ventana - Virgin Islands Sailing Adventures

Special Offer:

Book by May 31, 2019 and sail by July 31, 2019, minimum 6 nights. Not valid for currently booked charters. May not be combined with any other special offer.
  • Ventana will pay for clients taxi ride from hotel or airport to and from the boat, one less thing to worry about.
  • Free sleep aboard the night before the charter
In addition to the above, pick any FOUR items from the following and the captain and crew will incorporate this into your awesome vacation.  EXAMPLE:  If clients select Parasailing, each guest who wishes can go Parasailing, but this counts as ONE of the FOUR choices for the entire group.

St Thomas:
  • Parasailing.

St John:
  • Jeep Tour of the Island to include:  guide/driver, snorkel gear, beach chairs, cooler with bottled water and rum punch

Anegada:
  • Kelly’s Land and Sea Tour, Full Day 6-8 hrs. Includes the Sea Tour, with the addition of a Land Tour with complimentary lunch. Which will consist of visiting the Anegada Rock Iguana, which is the rarest iguana in the world. Visit Faulkner Museum and stop at all beaches/bars on island.  If Kelly is unavailable Captain Darrin will give you the land tour with lunch.
  • Lobster dinner at one of the local restaurants, includes two cocktails per guest.

Virgin Gorda:
  • Island tour via safari including The Baths with a round of drinks at the Top of the Baths pool and lunch at Hog Heaven (one entree per person, including two drinks each).
  • Jet ski rentals at Leverick Bay.
  • One hour massage or body treatment at The Spa at Leverick Bay, limit 5 people.

Jost Van Dyke:
  • Two rounds of Painkillers at Soggy Dollar for everyone.
  • Souvenir T-shirt from Soggy Dollar or Foxy’s for each guest.

Have something else you want to do?  Please let us know, we will try to make it happen!





About Catamaran Ventana

VENTANA is a 52-foot Lagoon catamaran with a crew of two. This catamaran is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 cabins. Ventana has 5 Queen guest cabins each with private en-suite bathroom with fresh-water electric-flush head, vanity and separate shower. Ventana's flybridge offers seating and lounge area with 360-degree view. There is also a lounge area on the forward deck behind the large trampolines, as well as the lounging area of the aft cockpit.

Ventana has a 12-foot center console dinghy with 40HP motor, tube, scurfer, wakeboard, 2 standup paddleboards (SUPs), snorkel gear, floating pads, TV/DVD in salon, iPod dock, beach games, fishing in USVI only, underwater video, limited onboard wifi (no streaming please), etc.



Comments from 2019 New Years charter:
The most perfect place to start the new year. From the moment we arrived (and even before) Darrin and Juila were the perfect "boat couple". Darrin is warm, confident and accomplished. He's a great captain and leader. Julia bent over backwards to make sure everyone was very well fed. All of us enjoyed every moment of the week. We hope to return soon and spend more time on the beautiful, comfortable, and friendly boat with the fabulous crew. Thanks!

Learn more:  Click to view Ventana's online brochure


Chef Julia Ray and Captain Darrin are ready to welcome you aboard Ventana


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