Sunday, January 15, 2012

Charter Yacht Corus - Info, Comments, Reviews, Testimonials

The charter yacht Corus, a Whitby 42 ketch, is an excellent yacht that specializes in all-inclusive, crewed yacht charters for two in the US & British Virgin Islands all year round.

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

Corus has a large guest cabin aft with a queen-sized berth and private, ensuite head/shower. Access to the guest cabin is either from the boat's interior or by a separate private entrance via the center cockpit.  Amenities include a 13-foot dinghy with 30HP motor, 2 one-person kayaks, snorkel equipment, hammock, beach toys, underwater camera & video, internet access where available, Celeston GPS Sky Scout, etc. Bill is a dive master and one dive/day is included for certified divers. Divers may rent gear or bring their own.

RATES: $5900/week for a 2-person (not each!), all-inclusive yacht charter in the Virgin Islands
  • No charge for single child (under 12 years of age) using navigators berth and parent's bathroom.
  • No surcharge for charters of less than 5 nights. 
  • Inquire for a single-person rate
  • One dive/day for certified divers
Ann working magic in the galley
Award-winning dessert
I've sampled it... wonderful !!!
Bill trimming the jib

Here are some after-charter client comments, charter reviews, charter testimonials...
We had a terrific week with Ann and Bill. It was really relaxing and truly enjoyable. Both of them are very interesting and did everything to make our stay a fantastic experience. The boat lends itself very well for a cruise and the diving and food are great additions to the sailing. Thank you for guiding us in our choice and your patience in finalizing the vacations. We look forward to another experience.
--- GVR
We had a wonderful trip with Bill & Ann. The yacht was immaculate and comfortable. We learned a lot about the sailing life and what it takes to maintain a sailboat. I appreciated Ann & Bill's attention to detail. The separate companionway to our stateroom was a plus.

I have never eaten so well in my life! Ann is a fabulous, talented, creative cook. We had wonderfully romantic, candlelit meals every evening under the stars. Ann & Bill prefer to leave us alone at meal times. They eat down below, we eat in the cockpit.

Everything worked better than we expected. We ended up diving five days as Bill is an excellent divemaster and took us to great sites.

--- TW
We had a wonderful charter!
--- SE
Laura and I enjoyed our time on Corus quite a bit. Bill and Ann were very accommodating and made sure we had lots of chances to go snorkeling and hiking. They were also very helpful in recommending great beaches and restaurants. The Hasteads really know the area well and were careful to point out important sights and give a bit of history as well.

The Corus is a beautiful vessel. She's lovely to look at and very roomy. Under sail or under power, she's stable and solid. Bill and Ann obviously take great care of Corus and are rightfully proud of her. Topside and below were absolutely spotless and polished. The Hasteads have been sailing together for years, and they have it down to a science. I've sailed with couples who shouted at each other the whole time. Not pleasant. Conversely, much of the time Bill and Ann communicated with hand signals and it was really fun to watch a well-choreographed team.

I'm still trying to figure out where Ann kept the Sous-Chef and the rest of the kitchen! How she turned out such great-looking and great tasting meals as quickly as she did is still a mystery. Delicious and varied menu items were beautifully presented every day.

Paradise Connections did a great job of matching us with a correctly-sized boat and working with our schedule. Bob and Sheila kept in touch regularly and patiently explained the charter process. Follow-up questions were promptly answered and they made sure we were well-informed.

Yes, I think we would like to charter again and we'd certainly consider Corus in the future. Scuba certification is on my “bucket list” and I think Bill and Ann and BVI would be the perfect combo for getting the job done. I might have to fast for a week or two prior to going again, just to be able to justify eating all of the great food!

--- J.B.
CORUS is already BOOKED for Valentine's Day
but currently open for CHRISTMAS  and NEW YEARS
It's not too early... Book NOW!

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