Thursday, May 27, 2010
What? Free Days??
That's right! Many Companies are offering 10 days for the Price of 7 this summer in Tortola and airfare is reduced from higher season rates, especially if you fly Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday! Carnival, or Festival as its called by the locals commences in August and should not be missed!
Music, dancing and festivities that go on all night long! Full Moon Parties of course are a must on your itinerary while in the BVI of course at Bomba Shack or in Trellis Bay!
Considering bringing the family? Kids love Tortola too! Between the wonderful snorkeling and many islands to be explored the beautiful and SAFE British Virgin Islands should not be missed! Make Tortola your
next family getaway! Contact usnow for availability on your own private yacht! See all the Special deals Here! Or call Melody or Joann today 800-382-9666.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sail 6 nights for the price of 5!
Sail 9 nights for the price of 7!
Sail 13 nights for the price of 10!
Not combinable with other discounts. Book by May 31
Footloose Sailing Charters
Call Mel or Joann today! 800-382-9666
"THE DOVE has arrived here in Faial, Azores. The trip took 17 days from St Martin. The first 12 days we had little wind and sometimes no wind at all and the little we had was on the nose, so we were forced to sail North to nearly the same Latitude as Bermuda after which we had 5 days of gales which are still blowing now. But we flew along doing 200 miles a day!!!!
"Great to have arrived though, and not have to try to sleep at 45 degrees. I'm sitting here now at the saloon table checking my emails and listening to the wind outside howling in the rigging of all the yachts that are here while the boat hardly moves. Bliss..." Available for eco-adventure charters this summer in the Azores for guests interested in participating in the sailing and experiencing wildlife up close. Owner / captain Laurence Tyler is offering the very attractive rates of EUR 6,000 (or $7,000) / 4 guests and EUR 4,000 (or $5,000) / 2 guests, inclusive of provisions, standard bar, table wines and marina fees.
THE DOVE is available for adventure charters this summer in the Azores.
Call Gail today 800-382-9666
No matter how you spend your time in the British Virgin Islands, boating the BVI will sure to be a hit! - Donna
Friday, May 21, 2010
From May till October, be among the firsts to sail this still little-known coral archipelago, nestled between the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic.
- Choose a timeless vacation away from the bustle of everyday life.
- Enjoy deserted beaches and white floury sand where foot prints will be yours only.
- Feel the infinity of tropical starry nights and the tranquillity of a bivouac on a deserted island.
- Discover a tropical ecosystem arisen from coral.
- Attend everyday meetings with turtles, iguanas, eagle rays, reef and nurse sharks and humpback whales.
- Go hiking in the heart of National Parks watching for pink Flamingos or looking for the endemic orchid Caicos.
- Look for the vestiges of the Indians Tainos who formerly inhabited these islands.
- Investigate the mangrove swamp in kayak or paddle-board,
- Swim in the Grand Bank, in pursuit of the bonefish,
- Put on mask and snorkel to observe the progress of the starfishes and the coloured life of the coral reef.
- Scuba dive to visit the ship wrecks and admire the amazing walls of coral.
- With 80 % of uninhabited islands only reachable by air or private boat,
Captain Pat is ready to welcome 2 to 6 guests on board for a peace and quiet sailing among the turquoise shallow waters of the grand banks. He offers Captain Only charters with everyday meetings with iguanas, huge conch, eagle rays, sparrow hawks and the colorful life of the coral reef. He can also manage full-board charters for up to 6 people if requested. Scuba diving is available with our local partner “Big Blue Ltd”.
A brand new ONAN generator has been delivered last February. So he has plenty of energy to offer : toaster, blender, hair dryer, iron, computer, DVD players and also AC and ice maker. Comfort is a main concept on-board along with good mood and flexibility.
Pat also bought 2 single kayaks and “Big Blue Ltd” can provide paddle-boards to explore the mangroves.
$ 8,975 per week for 6 people Captain Only,
$ 12,000 per week for 4 people Full-Board,
$ 9,930 per week for 6 people with Captain and Hostess
More information. or Call Gail @ 800-382-9666
Thursday, May 20, 2010
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sunsail Wins Best Asia-Based Charter Company for Second Year Running and the Sunsail 384 Wins Best Production Multihull
CLEARWATER, FL--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) - Sunsail is once again delighted to accept the award for Best Asia-based Charter Company and for the Best Production Multihull for the Sunsail 384 (Leopard 38) in this year's Asia Boating Awards. The awards aim to acknowledge and reward the great work of the ever expanding leisure maritime industry, and Sunsail is pleased to have been named a winner.
The winners were selected by Asia Pacific Boating and China Boating Magazine who were extremely pleased with the outcome of the awards. "This sixth edition of the Asia Boating Awards has been a tremendous success," said Mr. Olivier Burlot, Managing Director of Blue Inc Media. "I'm really pleased to see the way in which these awards have evolved, and how they've become an important touchstone for the growing community of yacht owners, operators and industry insiders throughout Asia."
Sunsail won the award for Asia-based Charter Company for their operations in Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Chang, Thailand, giving charterers more opportunity to learn to sail and to explore Asia's best waters. The award for Best Production Multihull increases the worldwide recognition this outstanding catamaran has already achieved, and really does put it at the forefront of sailing innovation and performance.
"We are absolutely delighted to receive these awards for both the Sunsail 384 and Best Asia-Based Charter Company. We are proud to continue to offer customers the chance to discover the true beauty and culture of these wonderful cruising areas on award-winning yachts. Thailand offers so much in terms of a unique sailing experience, and is perfect for both those looking to learn and experienced charterers seeking an unrivalled sailing adventure," said Cheryl Powell, Sunsail's Chief Operating Officer.
Thailand has a great deal to offer the visitor and sailor. The scenery is exquisite with spectacular coastline and beaches, tropical islands, crystal clear waters in the south, beautiful scenery in the north, and excellent sailing conditions. Chartering a yacht under your own steam around Thailand's waters is simply the best way to explore this destination.
Phuket is also home to one of Sunsail's sailing schools, providing year round sailing in a fantastic location and sailing conditions. Courses include RYA Competent Crew and Day Skipper, with a typical 5-day/ 5-night itinerary taking students to Phi Phi Islands, Krabi and Phang Nga Bay.
The Sunsail 384 is available for charter in Thailand, as well for ownership through Sunsail's Yacht Partnership Program, and privately as a Leopard 38.
About Sunsail: Sunsail offers a wide choice of sailing vacations with 800 yachts in 29 locations worldwide, and Beach Clubs in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Alongside Yacht Charter and Flotilla sailing vacations, Sunsail also offers, Sailing Schools, Team Building and Events. Sunsail was founded in 1974 and is owned by TUI Travel, PLC. For more information, please visit http://www.viyachts.com/bareboats/sunsail/index.html
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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Monday, May 17, 2010
EA, Mequon, WI
The finest things in life are best savored slowly, and there is no better way to experience the lovely countryside of France’s Upper Loire region than a cruise aboard Meanderer. Originally built in 1948 to serve as a commercial barge, she was converted to a luxury hotel barge in 1992. Since then, she has undergone further upgrades—including new teak decks—and now offers one of the most luxurious barge vacations available in Europe.
From stem to stern, Meanderer stretches 123 feet, a delightful mix of old-world style and modern convenience. The décor is beautiful, light, and exquisitely comfortable—perfect for guests who want to relax, slow down, and experience life at a slower, more elegant pace. The ship’s attractive, full-width saloon and dining area has large picture windows on each side that are perfect for taking in the passing scenery.
For those who love modern conveniences, Meanderer also offers air conditioning, satellite TV, and free broadband internet access. There’s even a heated Jacuzzi on the sundeck. Below decks, passengers stay in airy Twin/Queen cabins, each with its own private bath, flat-screen TV, and DVD/CD player.
New barge owners George and Susan Kovalick speak fluent French and know France well. They also understand the difference between a great vacation and a truly exceptional one. That’s why they make every effort to ensure that all of their guests fully enjoy their stays aboard Meanderer—whether they want to tour local vineyards, bike the French countryside, or simply relax.
It’s also why they offer an array of themed cruises, each focused on a particular interest, such as Antiques, Art, Biking, or Chocolate and Wine. For golf enthusiasts, Meanderer offers a weeklong cruise that brings guests to some of France’s most spectacular courses, including “Les Bourdes,” one of Europe’s Top 5.
No matter what the theme, a cruise on Meanderer provides guests with a chance to enjoy fabulous cuisine—served al fresco under a canopy or below decks in the elegant salon—while navigating some of France’s finest waterways, including the Pont Canal de Briare, designed by the famed Gustave Eiffel. Other popular destinations include the lovely town of Montargis, Fontainebleau, and the wine regions of Chablis, Irancy, St Bris, and the Caves de Bailly.
“At voyage’s end, our guests are invariably relaxed and happy—albeit a little heavier from all of the good food and wines,” says owner Susan Kovalick. “They really seem to appreciate a chance to see France off the well traveled tourist paths.” Call or email Crystal today for more information on this or any of our Sensational Barges . 800-742-7641
We also offer LeBoat Self Drive Barges
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Friday, May 14, 2010
There is nothing like the smooth taste of local rum, except of course, if you are enjoying it aboard your own private charter in destination paradise. Analisa is a 60' Hatteras motor yacht charter that is luxurious and elegant. She can accommodate 4 adults and two children with luxury, comfort and style. Fully air conditioned throughout, her handcrafted wood finish gives an elegant and serene interior. Her large saloon - opening onto a spacious aft deck area - gives more living space than any other vessel of this length. Analisa is fully equipped with DVDs, CDs, Bose Sound System and Internet. Each cabin has en suite bathroom facilities with enclosed shower stalls. Large closets and high quality Egyptian cotton sheets ensure your comfort. Each cabin has its own TV and DVD. The aft deck area gives opportunity to relax in comfort and dine under the stars. And, the large array of toys provide fun and entertainment for everyone. Perfect for honeymooners, two couples or for a family of four, make your dreams come true. Just pack and step aboard Analisa for memories that will last a lifetime. To learn more about Analisa and her crew, CLICK.
Whether you are participating or just a spectator in a regatta, slamming dominoes or sipping one of the smooth rums of Barbados or any of the other islands, come enjoy a wonderful Caribbean getaway aboard your private charter! - Donna
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Available year-round and based in the Virgin Islands, Motor Yacht Freedom offers so much more than luxurious accommodations, state-of-the-art electronics and first-class amenities.
Freedom is the first yacht in the world to offer on-board a Seabreacher, The Ultimate Diving Machine, along with an impressive array of water sports and toys like Seabob underwater scooters, on-board SCUBA Diving instruction and gear, glass bottom kayaks and paddle boards, kite boarding, and a variety of
“We are all about enjoying the sea and having the most fun-filled Caribbean charter,” said Captain George Custer. “Our customized Seabreacher water vessel is unlike anything else on the water. It will give our clients a thrill and a whole new watersport experience.” Freedom’s design and incorporation of the most advanced and service-oriented details evolved from the mind of Custer who managed every aspect of the three million dollar refit. “My 20-years of charter experience lead me to create a yachting experience that gives clients and families the ultimate in accommodations, gourmet dining and water sports.
”Custer explains, “On board Freedom, we truly have something for everyone. Diving for SCUBA enthusiasts, thrilling Seabreacher rides for the more adventurous, excellent instruction for first-time young water skiers or just a cozy flybridge corner for the client seeking total relaxation. Everyone can have fun while receiving high quality service by our qualified and professional crew.” Freedom specifications include two Detroit Diesel 16V92 DDEC’s - each with 1450 HP, Quantum zero speed stabilizers, a 18’ Novurania RIB with 115 HP Outboard, a 37’ Intrepid with triple 300 HP Outboards, Escient Fireball stereo system throughout with Pronto touchpad controls, DSS Digital Satellite TV System with individual receivers for each stateroom and flybridge, plus Wi-Fi high speed internet access. The equipment is state-of-the-art but the philosophy is “Casual Elegance, Southern Hospitality.”
Custer, a Georgia native explains, “Manners and intuition are an integral part of our charter experience and we take great pride in being cordial and respectful at all times. It is our nature on board Freedom.” At 120 feet with four full-size staterooms including the spacious master suite, impressive flybridge and wide aft deck; Freedom is the perfect size for cruising the Caribbean and slipping into spectacular, hidden coves. “We can take our clients to off-the-beaten-path places and give them the most fun and the most relaxing vacation of their lives,” said Custer. But adds, “With all that Freedom offers, we are committed to giving our clients the maximum value for the best Caribbean charter ever.” Motor Yacht Freedom is now available for Caribbean charters. For more information about the Motor Yacht Freedom, contact Sue at Flagship Yacht Services. Motor Yacht Freedom Virgin Islands Based/Year-round.
$55,000/wk - Inclusive
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Like the Dutch East India Company that sailed the oceans, the 62 foot monohull, Anahita, also sails the oceans blue with cruising grounds throughout the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Croatia. Anahita is a beautiful Dynamique 62 designed to combine luxury and comfort while still capable of high speed cruising. The uncluttered teak sun decks and the aft raised bathing platform with fresh water shower give plenty of space for relaxing in the sun. If you wish to be more active, the boat is equipped with snorkeling and fishing equipment, windsurfer and water skis. The wide open cockpit provides shade under the bimini for you to enjoy cold drinks, lunch or dinner "al fresco" with the cooling sea breeze in your hair. Below decks, the yacht is quite spacious. The airy salon is furnished with a large dining table that seats up to eight. A cocktail area, a 30" HD TV and stereo are all close at hand. The yacht is full air conditioned. The 4 cabins are roomy and enjoy the privacy of ensuite heads and showers for 6 guests. All cabins have ample storage space including hanging lockers and cabinets. To learn more about this beautiful yacht, CLICK.
Blue beads or not, when you discover the adventure of a sailing charter in the Caribbean, you will want to return again and again! - Donna
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
May 13-16 Mount Gay Regatta in Barbados
May 20-24 Canouan Regatta
May 22-24 Transcanal Race in Martinique
May 28-30 Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta on Jost Van Dyke, BVI
For descriptions of these regattas, see our latest issue of Charter Chatter.
With its usually calm warm waters, steady trade winds and numerous sister islands within a line of sight, the Caribbean has long been a favorite spot for sailors. So, it is only fitting that there are a number of sailing regattas in the Caribbean, especially in the Spring. The diversity of organized sailboat regattas in the Caribbean is one thing that makes sailing in the islands so unique. Regattas of all types range from a "whatever floats race" (where crews bring their "boats" to the regattas, assemble them and set off sailing) to high level international match racing regattas and everything in between. Caribbean regattas attract some of the world's best sailboat racers from the top-tier America's Cup teams along with amateur sailors that are given a chance to sail with and against these well-known sailing personalities. It is not uncommon for the various regattas to attract upwards of 250 yachts annually for each event. All types of racing classes are spread out on various racing courses from catamarans to 85 foot maxi racers. The charter boat fleets are also well represented, giving those that do not have their own yachts the opportunity to compete in these fabulous venues. Even wooden boats and vintage fiberglass yachts have a chance to test their skills against each other.
Aside from racing, there is a vibrant social scene that is part of a Caribbean regatta. There is plenty to do day and night, with great parties, live music, dancing, cultural displays and a variety of food and drink to choose from. If you are one that likes sailboat racing, whether watching from a spectator boat or actually joining in with a crew, the Caribbean is truly one of the finest places in the world to participate in a sailing regatta.
If you want to start slow, but have a blast, a good way to start is while boating the BVI. Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta, like all of Foxy's sponsored parties, is something to remember. While crews are racing, fans party to nonstop music, food and fun. And, while you are having fun, you will also being doing something good for the BVI. The funds from this regatta help support the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society. It is not too late to book your charter to center around Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta! Lets Boat BVI! Contact us today- Donna