Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cabin Cruise Charter: St Martin to St Thomas, 10-nights with Trimaran Promenade

One of our favorite charter yachts that we've mentioned many times in this blog, the 65-foot trimaran Promenade, is offering an exceptional "by the cabin" trip which starts in St Martin, visits St Barths and possibly other nearby French islands, Anguilla, and an overnight sail back to the Virgin Islands.

The Charter Yacht Promenade - Sitting peacefully at anchor

How much, you ask? 

Only $4000/cabin ($2000/person, double occupancy) for a 9-10 night, all-inclusive charter which includes one dive/day for certified divers.

This will be fully crewed and inclusive (including casual SCUBA diving) except for the following:
  • 2-3 meals off the yacht (one for sleepaboard night, and one for sure in St Barths)
  • Dive gear: $25/dive, or bring your own
  • Communications
  • Personal expenses such as getting to and from the yacht from the airport
  • Anything you choose to purchase on land. Might be a great time to pick up some french wines to bring back to the Virgin Islands and fly home with you!
  • Crew gratuity

When and where?

The charter officially begins on May 27th in St Martin (airport code SXM) but guests are welcome to take advantage of the free sleepaboard on the night of May 26th (dinner ashore) so everyone can be ready for a morning departure the next day.

The preliminary itinerary includes cruising St Martin, Tintamarre, Ile Fourche, St Barths, and whatever else catches their fancy, Anguilla, with a stop to dive in Sombrero (weather permitting), Anegada, and onwards through the Virgin Islands where guests can be dropped off either in the BVIs or the USVIs on June 5, 2015.

Fishing and Diving

There will be an overnight sail. It is a casual charter with full crew, but the guests are encouraged to participate and get the full experience of doing overnight passages. It will be fun!


Kerry will be hosting this trip along with her Kitty Kat Stella. She is a wonderful kitty and much loved by charter guests. Just want to let you know she will be aboard Promenade for this trip in case you have issues with cats or are allergic, although she is kept out of the guest cabins.

More about the yacht...

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.

Promenade has a 15-foot dinghy with 50HP motor, waterskis, kneeboard, wakeboard, tube, 2-person kayak, paddleboard on request, 4 water individual power loungers, snorkel gear, fishing equipment (has commercial BVI fishing license), TV/DVD, iPod dock, wifi, and much more! 

Current availability as of April 23, 2015:

Only two cabins open, so...

Contact Paradise Connections ASAP to book a cabin... or two!

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book PROMENADE
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Charter catamaran Hypnautic and save $1500

The charter catamaran Hypnautic is a beautiful 44-foot Lagoon catamaran owner’s model featuring a guest suite that takes up the entire starboard hull... perfect for couples seeking a private, romantic vacation. The port side accommodates 4 guests in 2 Queen cabins, each with en suite heads.

 Charter catamaran Hypnautic - Crewed Caribbean Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

SPECIAL OFFER:  $1500 off for all new charter bookings taking place between now and July 22, 2015.
Special, discounted, all-inclusive, crewed charter rates through July 22, 2015
  • 2 guests: $10,500/wk
  • 3 guests: $11,250/wk
  • 4 guests: $12,000/wk
  • 5 guests: $12,750/wk
  • 6 guests: $13,500/wk

Jose and Pixie
  • 14' Dinghy with 60 HP Engine
  • Waterskis
  • Tube
  • Wakeboard
  • Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)
  • Kayaks
  • Underwater LED Fishlights
  • Entire boat is bluetooth for wireless streaming of music
  • Apple TV, Boat Computer and iPad
  • iPod docking station plus 200GB music library
  • Satellite TV in each guest cabin, salon, and in the cockpit
  • Indoor/Outdoor Sound System
  • IceMaker and Bar Fridge in Cockpit
  • Onboard WIFI where available

We hope you will be able to take advantage of this special offer and come sailing aboard Hypnautic.

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book HYPNAUTIC
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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

TransAtlantic Passage Yacht Charter aboard Emily Morgan - 2015

The charter yacht Emily Morgan, a 57-foot Bowman ketch, still has a couple of berths available for a Trans-Atlantic trip. Emily Morgan will be departing Antigua on 7th May 2015 bound for the UK via the Azores. The complete passage of about 3850 miles is expected to take between 23-27 days.

Emily Morgan

EMILY MORGAN still has a couple of berths available for their 2015 eastbound Transatlantic passage.

This is a great opportunity to cross the Atlantic ocean. Build your sea miles and experience with unforgettable ocean sailing at its best! Use this trip as a qualifying passage for your RYA Ocean Yachtmaster exam, learn to use a sextant and gain experience of extended cruising or just enjoy the adventure.

Emily Morgan has crossed the Atlantic many times and, as an MCA category zero yacht, is fully equipped for a safe crossing. You will be looked after by owners and hosts Anna and Bones Black, both experienced sailors with thousands of sea miles under their belts. Guests will be expected to be involved fully with sailing the boat including watch keeping, steering, sail changes, cooking and some general maintenance.

Emily Morgan will start in Antigua at the historic Nelson’s Dockyard, a unique piece of maritime history and set sail for Horta in the Azores. The exact route will depend on prevailing weather conditions to ensure the best sail across the Atlantic but this first leg will be approximately 2600 nautical miles, taking 15 to 17 days.

Then you will stop in Horta for a few days giving enough time to explore this lovely island.

After the stopover in the Azores, head northeast for the second leg of the voyage. Again, taking weather conditions into account, it is approximately 1250 nautical miles and will take about 8 to 10 days.

PRICE: The cost of the whole trip joining in Antigua on 7th May 2015 is £2,400 (approximately US$3590, check here). This price includes captain & 1st mate, all food and soft drinks whilst at sea, and all running costs of the boat. It excludes personal travel/medical insurance (a requirement for all guests), flights and local taxes.

It is preferred that guests commit to the complete passage of 3850 miles over 23-27 days but they will consider breaking the trip down into the two legs: Antigua-Azores, Azores-UK.

Sign up to fulfill your dream of sailing an ocean passage!

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book EMILY MORGAN
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Monday, April 06, 2015

Charter Yacht Pacific Wave: Save 33% this Spring

Save over $5000 on a half-board, crewed yacht charter aboard Pacific Wave this Spring.

Charter Yacht PACIFIC WAVE - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Liveaboard Scuba & Sailing Vacations in the Virgin Islands (with summers "down island")

Book a 7-night, half-board, crewed yacht charter aboard Pacific Wave to take place sometime between April 11 and May 31, 2015 and save 33%

Lynn and Mark
Terms & Conditions:
  • For a full-week (7 nights), half-board charter in the BVIs between April 11 and May 31, 2015
  • This offer is for up to 4 guests using 2 cabins (aft Master Suite & 1 Twin guest cabin).
  • Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, snacks, hors d'oeuvres, and standard ship's bar aboard Pacific Wave, plus BVI taxes and USVI pickups & drop-offs.
  • Not included: Meals taken ashore and on-board diving. Pacific Wave will be happy to arrange rendezvous diving with a local dive operator for you.
SPECIAL HALF-BOARD RATES for Spring 2015  (through May 31, 2015):
  • 2 guests: now only $10,667/wk (from $16,000)
  • 3 guests: now only $11,000/wk (from $16,500)
  • 4 guests: now only $11,334/wk (from $17,000)

About Pacific Wave

Pacific Wave is a stylish Italian-designed 72-foot sloop with an owner-operator crew of two.

The yacht is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in three cabins all with ensuite head/shower. The master cabin, aft, has 2 double berths, while the other two guest cabins each have a set of twin, upper/lower bunks.

Pacific Wave has a 15-foot dinghy with 70HP 4-stroke motor, adult & junior waterskis, tube, wakeboard, 2-person kayak, snorkel equipment, fishing gear, hammock, large screen TV/DVD in salon, 4G WiFi available at cost, iPod dock, etc.

Both Lynn and Mark are Padi Dive Masters. Diving for certified divers in the Virgin Islands is included in the full-board, all-inclusive charter fee. Rent or bring your own gear. Air fills are $10/tank.


Plus... fabulous food, hospitality, and professionalism...

Recent Comments
  • March 29 - April 4, 2015: Family of Three from Seattle, Washington
"Thank you for a super time.  It was great to experience diving with Pacific Wave.  Mark the food was terrific!  Lynn we had some great sails." (Terri) / "Thanks for the wonderful week.  It was very relaxing and a great way to explore the BVIs." (Charlie) / "Thanks for a wonderful time cruising on your beautiful yacht.  It was great for us to get another cruise in with Charlie." (Tom)
  • November 30 - December 6, 2014: Family of 3
"Lynn & Mark, Very seldom do things go exactly as planned, almost never do things exceed expectations.... this week was one of those times.  The snorkelling was spectacular the sails were exciting, and above all, the company with Lynn and Mark seeing to our every need made this a wonderful week.  Sadly now back to Philadelphia... cold and dreary as it is this time of year but with warm memories with new friends in Mark & Lynn to keep the memories alive.  See you again."
  • Thanksgiving Week 2014: Family of 5
"Many thanks for a wonderful trip & celebration of Charles 70th.  We loved all aspects & TLC you both provided.  The boat is exactly what we'd hoped for & we are delighted to have found you.  The food was incredible, your detailed knowledge of all the best spots was invaluable & appreciated by all.  This has been a great success - many thanks!"

Don't you deserve a bit of pampering and some fun in the sun?

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book PACIFIC WAVE
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Saturday, April 04, 2015

Price increases soon come... May 1st


We know many charter yachts will be raising their rates on 1st May 2015.

So, if you're sitting on the fence or putting off making a decision (oh, that's months away!) you might want to take the plunge and commit now...  or pay the price later :)

Also, if you're thinking about chartering for New Years contact us NOW especially if you are a group of more than six. There is still good availability for Christmas but that will fill up quickly once people have to shift their plans from New Years.

Just sayin'

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Friday, April 03, 2015

Charter Yacht Aurelius: Baltic Sea, Summer 2015

Here's something a little different and COOL!  Charter the yacht Aurelius in the Baltic Sea this summer (Sweden, Denmark, Norway).

Charter Yacht Aurelius - Summer in the Baltic Sea: Sweden, Denmark, Norway

The luxury sailing yacht Aurelius is a lovely 76-foot modern classic sail boat with beautiful woodwork and a fantastic professional and friendly crew. She is characterized by style, sailing performance and luxurious comfort capable of delivering a pleasant sailing experience. She features superb open plan accommodation and offers a warm relaxed ambience, making Aurelius a real home away from home.

Aurelius is available for charter offering the best service and comfort available that will leave you relaxed and enchanted in the hospitality and great sailing while on board. She is perfect for a romantic retreat, family getaway or groups of friends. Aurelius is fully air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 cabins. The master cabin is located forward and has a walk-around King, plus ensuite head/shower. The other two guest cabins (1 queen & one cabin with 2 lower twin beds) are aft and each has an ensuite wash basin. They share the day head which has a shower and toilet. The crew quarters has a separate companionway and facilities,

Charter Yacht Aurelius - Sailing Vacations

WINTER 2014-15: Aurelius will complete her Caribbean season by participating in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. The yacht is offering a 10% discount for new bookings for charters taking place by May 21, 2015.

SUMMER 2015: From the Caribbean, she sails to Stockholm in Sweden to spend the endless summer nights in the Swedish Archipelago and the fjords of Norway with stops in Sandhamn, Gotland, Gothenburg, Malmo, and Copenhagen in between.

Find what brings you joy and go there...

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book AURELIUS
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