Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Charter Yacht QUASART : Bahamas special offer March 2010


Quasart is an elegant 108’ Custom built Turkish Gullet, and the only one of her kind on the Eastern Seaboard.

  • $29,000/wk for up to 12 guests (Regular price $45,500)
  • SPA PACKAGE SPECIAL: an additional $6,000/wk. Includes TWO Yoga classes daily!  Also FIVE massage treatments will be available for guests daily!  A healthy and organic menu!
INCLUDES your own private chef, all onboard meals, beer and wine!!!

DOES NOT INCLUDE Diesel, dockage, or crew gratuity.

Quasart boasts eight en-suite staterooms with all the luxuries of a five star hotel. Her versatility can provide a variety of settings including the natural splendor of some of the worlds most beautiful islands and seascapes.

She offers the perfect Charter experience and can accommodate up to twelve guests. She has two hammocks, three kayaks, swim ladders, snorkel equipment, and a 40HP tender for water sports.


The Exuma Cays lie in an all but unbroken chain from Beacon Cay in the North to the islands of Great and Little Exuma in the South. They form possibly the most beautiful cruising ground in the Western Hemisphere. Settlements are small and picturesque, the people friendly and courteous.  The water is crystal clear, a vivid rainbow of blues, and beneath the surface lies a treasure trove of coral reefs and schools of fish to charm even the most seasoned snorkeler.

DAY 1. Nassau – Rose Island (12 nautical miles, about 1.5 hrs)
Take a dip and unwind in the cool blue ocean, snorkel out to a nearby shallow reef, or simply walk along the powder-white beach.

DAY 2. Rose Island – Allen’s Cay (44NM, about 5.5 hrs )
The Allen’s Cay grouping contains the well known Leaf Cay; one of the few remaining habitats of iguanas in the Bahamas. A dinghy ride to this unique spot is a “must do”. Standing quietly, guests will be charmed to see first one and then another iguana come forward to get a closer look. In a matter of minutes, the beach will be dotted with 20 to 30 of these odd but loveable creatures poised silently in the sand. Swim or kayak in the sheltered turquoise waters off this special island.

DAY 3. Allen’s Cay – Hawksbill Cay (22NM, about 2 hrs 45 mins)
An uninhabited cay owned by Exuma Park, has numerous soft sand beaches on both the western and eastern shores of the cay. The waters along the northern shore and in the southern cove of the cay are very shallow and ideal for snorkeling.

DAY 4. Hawksbill Cay – Staniel Cay (25NM, about 3 hrs)
This small island is known for its hospitality and Thunderball Grotto, one of the most outstanding snorkeling attractions in all of the Bahamas. While this hollowed out rock has been the location for the James Bond movies Thunderball and Never Say Never Again and also Splash, it lures snorkelers to enjoy a natural fishbowl...swim in at slack low tide (when the current takes about an hour break from its normal fast run), and enjoy many varieties of colorful fish, corals, sponges and other sea life. Weave through the grotto’s many entrances and passageways, escape to the outside through its holes. Gaze skyward when inside the amphitheater to see light streaming through the roof where rain has eroded natural skylights.

DAY 5. Staniel Cay – War derwick Wells Cay (12NM, about 1.5 hrs)
Considered to be the most popular cay in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. The colors are awe inspiring and make this a lovely spot to moor while dining.

DAY 6. Warderwick Wells Cay – Shroud Cay (20NM, about 2.5 hrs )
An uninhabited cay owned by Exuma Park, is an archipelago of cays and rocks surrounding a shallow tidal mangrove salina which serves as a unique nursery for conch, crawfish (lobster), sea turtles, birds and many varieties of fish. Creeks are best explored by kayak as only non-motorized vessels are permitted to enter these pristine shallow estuaries that all dead-end in the mangroves.

DAY 7. Shroud Cay – Nassau (55NM, about 7 hrs)
After a relaxing breakfast, we will be under sail and heading back up to Paradise Island and Nassau Harbour. Even if you have no interest in the Atlantis Hotel, the Casino, or the beaches here, it is surreal to just observe the structure of this scale. The Aquarium, alone is worth the visit. There you’ll marvel at a walk-through tunnel surrounded by a reef, a glass-sided fish domain and the ‘Atlantis Dig,’ an archaeological fantasy world surpassed only by your imagination.

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

Monday, February 22, 2010

Charter the SPANISH Virgin Islands with ELIZA

SAIL TO NEW PLACES - The Spanish Virgin Islands - A Wonderful Cruise on the Ocean 80, charter yacht Eliza.

Visit the unspoiled beauty of Vieques, Culebra and Culebrita.  These three islands are a within easy sailing distance of Puerto Rico, but offer uncrowded anchorages beautiful beaches with great snorkeling fun sight seeing and extremely friendly inhabitants.

Meet Eliza in Fajardo which is close to the Conquistador Casino, and only a one hour drive from the San Juan Airport.  Sail to Cuelebra and see its sights and quaint town.  Sample the deserted beaches and snorkeling.

Sail to Culebrita (little Culebra) and anchor near the half-moon pristine beach.  Climb to the site of the oldest operating light house in the Caribbean.  Swim in the "Jacuzzi" a series of large boulders and pools washed by the seas.

Next stop is Vieques, the largest of the islands, which at one time was used by the US Navy for aircraft target and bombing practice. Here you will find wonderful snorkeling with occasional eerie views of ordinance under water.  Take a guided kayak tour of Mosquito Bay, reputedly the home of the brightest collection of luminescent organisms in the world; after sunset marvel at the light in the water and make "snow angels"  while swimming in the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.

The last stop on your cruise could be San Juan.  It is an experience to sail into San Juan along the north coast of Puerto Rico, outside the treacherous reef and into the protection of the three forts that guard the harbor entrance. All three are maintained by the National Park Service.  The narrated tour and reenactment are worth the trip. An excellent secure marina is a short ride from the forts. On weekends the skies above the fort are filled with many colored kites as people take advantage of the open spaces. The Old Town has been restored and is a fascinating place to tour. There are wonderful old buildings, small quaint eateries, several high end, high style clubs and restaurants bustling with San Juan's in crowd.

On departure day the Marina is but a short drive to the airport.

Here is an opportunity to charter Eliza without leaving US territory. There are many flight options at very competitive rates and you can still find unspoiled anchorages and beaches, interesting things to see and do ashore, and a superb crew catering to your every whim, fully prepared to coddle every member of your party. In short, can you think of a more perfect "Getaway" week?

SPECIAL PRICE:    $17,500/wk
Rates are for 6 Guests, all inclusive except dockage, special bar requests & communications

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


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Catamaran WONDERFUL Summer 2010 charter locations

The charter yacht WONDERFUL, a 73-foot Yapluka catamaran with a crew of three, will be chartering in a variety of locations this 2010 season.

  • FEBRUARY to MAY: Caribbean
  • MAY to JULY: Bahamas
  • AUGUST: Florida
  • AUGUST to OCTOBER: East Coast of USA
  • NOVEMBER: return to Caribbean
[UPDATE: Wonderful will not be charter on the east coast of USA]

Captain Warren East and Chef Elizabeth Lee will be aboard (along with an additional crewmember) to give you a wonderful sailing vacation.

Check out their toys:  15-foot Nautica RIB with 90HP motor, 13-foot RIB with 4HP motor, waterskis, wakeboard, kneeboard, two-person jacuzzi, 2 kites, 2 kayaks, 2 mountain bikes, 3-person banana, tube, Playstations & iPod docks in each cabin, dive compressor & 6 sets of dive gear & tanks, snorkel equipment, yoga mats, beach games, and more...
Modern, stylish, and luxurious are three ways to describe the interior of Wonderful. Stepping into the salon you will find a rich contrast between the lightly colored bamboo floors and maple inlays against the upholstery and detailing.

  • $34,000/wk for up to 8 guests, plus all expenses
  • Weekend special: 3-days/2-nights : $10,000 plus all expenses

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


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Charter Motor Yacht SHOGUN Alaska Pacific Northwest this summer

The motoryacht SHOGUN is currently in Newport Beach, California, and will be heading to Alaska early this summer 2010. 

M/Y SHOGUN accommodates 8 guests in 4 oversized King staterooms at $69,000 per week, plus expenses.

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

Monday, February 15, 2010

Need a little extra Valentine's Gift?

Happy Day-After-Valentine's Day & Happy Presidents' Day

If you feel the need for a bit of an "extra" Valentine's gift for that someone special, what could say more than a yacht charter sailing vacation... except perhaps, a European barging trip :)

Offer the gift (represented by a toy boat maybe? or a bikini-clad Barbie doll?) and then start planning your charter with Paradise Connections.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book your yacht charter
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Charter Yacht ISLANDER Guest Comments

We have received nice comments from a family charter we had aboard the charter yacht ISLANDER.

Gina, Julian and I had a great time with Patti and Charlie. They are a great couple at accommodating the desires of the guest. Charlie is an engaging conservationist, amazing musician and very knowledgeable sailor. Pattie is a great cook, smarter than a fifth grader (as a teacher she can engage on any topic and any subject with knowledge of the subject matter) and kept Julian entertained with the cat BC!

We will sail with Islander again, no doubt! 

And from an email sent to Islander:
Had a fabulous time with both of you! One of the best vacations ever! You both are amazing hosts and talented people. We miss you already! I want to come back now as I've just landed in snowy Chicago! We look forward to the friendship!

ISLANDER is a 50-foot Irwin ketch owned and operated by Charlie & Patti Avalos who have been sailing for 25 years, plus their feline crew... B.C. (Black Cat). Islander accommodates 2-4 guests.

Islander is pretty much booked solid through April 3, 2010, although there is a possibility of a 5-night charter March 21-26.

Islander has very affordable rates and Charlie offers sailing instruction either on an informal (free) basis, or with ASA certification ($140/student). Prices below are for an 8-day/7-night, all-inclusive yacht charter (BVI taxes extra) for winter & summer 2010.
  • 2 guests: $4900/wk
  • 3 guests: $5700/wk
  • 4 guests: $6200/wk
Islander is currently open for 2010 Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years charters.  It's not too early to start thinking about these dates!

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


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Charter Catamaran AMARYLLIS for a sailing vacation in the Virgin Islands

Bruce & Laura, owner-operators of the catamaran AMARYLLIS, sent us this photo.

There's been a LOT of that COLD white stuff up in the States recently (Groundhog Phil has predicted 6 weeks' more winter), while our white stuff in the Virgin Islands is nice & TOASTY! Something you can sink your tootsies into... Tan toes are much preferable to frostbitten toes :)

Amaryllis is a 45-foot air conditioned Privilege catamaran that accommodates up to 6 guests. Lots of toys, including windsurfing. Bruce is a sailing instructor and is happy to give informal instruction to those who are interested.

Their next open space on their calendar is March 10-26, 2010. If that doesn't fit YOUR calendar, ask us about dates for after mid-April... or next Christmas :)

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Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book AMARYLLIS
View Amaryllis's online brochure
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Friday, February 05, 2010

Charter Yacht ANAHITA - Updates on upgrades

The charter yacht ANAHITA, our very popular Dynamique 62, has undergone recent upgrades during her time in the Caribbean this winter. She is bright with new bottom paint and her rig, engine, winches, main sail and jib were overhauled, making her even more suitable for any kind of cruising.

Anahita, 62 Dynamique sloop

As for creature comforts, all interior cushion covers were replaced and the bed in the starboard cabin and the lower bed in the port cabin were enlarged. A new 13' Oceanus AB tender with console was just purchased in St. Maarten and further updated with a new and attractive canvas cover.

She will be heading for the Mediterranean on May 1st for her summer season with two berths available for the trans-Atlantic crossing.

Once in the Med, Anahita will be in France and West Italy, including Corsica, in June and September. Then she will move to Croatia, Montenegro and the Greek Islands for July and August charters.

Bijan and Roseanne look forward to having you aboard.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book ANAHITA
View Anahita's online brochure
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We have two Oysters available for Easter yacht charters / sailing vacations in the Caribbean.

  • Oyster 56
  • Location: British Virgin Islands
  • Up to 4 guests in 2 cabins
  • $13,500/wk, plus bar, beverage, cruising fees
  • Online brochure for ASTAHAYA
  • Oyster 82
  • Location: either Grenadines or British Virgin Islands
  • Up to 6 guests in 3 cabins
  • $31,000/wk, plus all expenses
  • Online brochure for DARLING

Hop on down to the islands for Easter!

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book your yacht charter
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Monday, February 01, 2010

Catamaran ALEXIS - San Blas Islands March 2010

The catamaran ALEXIS is available for a San Blas yacht charter for the week of 9-16 March 2010.

The San Blas Archipelago is a chain of approximately 400 islands stretching along the Caribbean coast of Panama.

ALEXIS is a 38-foot Admiral catamaran which accommodates up to 4 guests in 2 queen cabins, each with ensuite head/shower.

RATES (all-inclusive WITH standard ship's bar) for this San Blas charter week:
  • 2 guests: $7900
  • 3 guests: $8400
  • 4 guests: $8900
This is a great cruising ground that is off the beaten charter track...

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book ALEXIS
View Alexis' online brochure
Visit our website: www.ParadiseConnections.com

Reminder of Special Offers and Events

Here's a recap of Special Offers or Special Events that we posted in January and are still of interest...

Or it may be easier to just scroll down the page :)

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