The owner of the 130′ Westport motor yacht MARY ALICE II has announced a special rate. This is for Bahama yacht charters this winter!
The special is offered for now through April 30. Book a regular 7-night charter for $100,000 per week ($120,000 per week for 2011 year-end holidays). Motor yacht MARY ALICE II welcomes you! Receive an additional 3 nights for free!
As if that weren’t generous enough! There is an addition to the special rate of 10 nights for price of 7. Her owner will waive all delivery fees to move the yacht from South Florida to the Bahamas. This is a savings of approximately $4000.
ALSO! The yacht has hard-to-come-by dockage at the famous Atlantis resort and marina in Nassau (Paradise Island), for the year-end holidays!!
Atlantis, Bahamas – Superyacht Checkmate
INTERIOR FEATURES AND ACCOMMODATIONS
The immaculately-kept 130′ Westport yacht MARY ALICE II boasts brand new interior soft goods and AV equipment. She accommodates 10/12 guests in 5 staterooms and will allow 2 more children to sleep on air mattresses in sky lounge.
Her ondeck Master suite has opening windows for fresh air, and blackout blinds for total privacy. Four guest cabins are located belowdeck and feature King beds, two of which can convert to twins.
SKYLOUNGE AND WATERTOYS
Other amenities include a skylounge with satellite TV and an 8-person hydrotherapy hot tub. Active guest will enjoy two waverunners, kayaks, underwater Seabobs, and a high performance 34′ Regulator-brand towed tender.
Captain Kelly Esser and his crew of 5 look forward to treating their guests to the time of their lives in the Bahamas or Florida!
Looking for a change of scenery? We get it. “Pandemic fatigue” is starting to set in for most of us. Indeed, the idea of escaping the “Covid blues” sounds better and better every day. Covid travel restrictions are important to know.
COVID-19 GUIDELINES BELOW
For many affluent travelers, a holiday luxury yacht charter is very appealing. After all, if you have to practice social-distancing, why not set up camp on a private yacht?
MUCH OF CARIBBEAN HAS TOUGH RESTRICTIONS
Unfortunately, much of the Caribbean is still imposing harsh restrictions on tourism. For example, mandatory tourist quarantines are in place in the British Virgin Islands. It is the most popular yacht charter destination in the world. We anticipate these restrictions will still be in effect for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
BAHAMAS IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Thankfully, there is one tropical destination open for business. That is the Bahamas.
Below are guidelines in effect as of November 20, 2020, for the holiday season.
GET TESTED BEFORE ARRIVAL
These rules apply to every guest over 10 years old. Each passenger on your yacht must get an RT PCR nasal swab Covid-19 test 5 days or less before arrival. Test results from any other type of COVID-19 test are unacceptable. Passengers under the age of 10 do not need to be tested. All tests must be negative for entering the Bahamas.
SUBMIT A HEALTH VISA
Each guest must complete a travel health visa, along with submitting a negative Covid-19 test,. The application is available online. First, go to www.travel.gov.bs. Second, select “International,” and create an account. Fill out your visa information, upload your negative test results, and submit your application. Allow up to 72 hours to receive an approval confirmation. IMPORTANT TO NOTE, you need to print the approval document and bring it with you. You must present the document to Bahamian officials when entering the country.
You must opt-in for health insurance when you complete your health visa application. Specifically, you will be covered for any Covid-19 health issues during your time in the Bahamas. For example, the cost of a mandatory rapid antigen test (required on day 5 of your visit) will be covered. You’ll also be covered if you require quarantine (up to $7000) or medical evacuation (up to $50,000). Charter guests staying 4 days or less pay $40 for coverage. Visitors staying more than four days pay $60.
TAKE A RAPID ANTIGEN TEST ON DAY 5
You are required to take this test if you stay in the Bahamas for 5 or more days. You must quarantine aboard your charter yacht while you await the results of the test. Don’t worry, results are typically texted or emailed within 60 minutes. IMPORTANT NOTE, a rapid antigen test is not required if you have no plans to go ashore during your charter.
SUBMIT A DAILY ONLINE HEALTH SURVEY
Charter guests are required to answer an online health questionnaire each day. This survey is used to identify potential Covid-19 symptoms. Any guests who exhibit Covid-19 symptoms during their charter will be required to take a rapid antigen test. Any positive results will require a Covid-19 RT-PCR swab test.
FOLLOW ONSHORE SAFETY PROTOCOLS
There are rules and requirements to follow when onshore. For example, wearing a face mask is mandatory in public places, except on the beaches. Additionally, social distancing is expected wherever possible in public areas. Finally, be aware that some of the individual islands have evening curfews.
IT’S BETTER IN THE BAHAMAS, RIGHT?
It’s nice to know we can escape to the Bahamas during the holidays. Specifically, since so many restrictions are still in place in our hometowns. As they say, “It’s Better in the Bahamas.” Test it out! Everyone can enjoy a Bahamas yacht charter vacation IF we follow the guidelines listed above.
This has been an unsettling year for everyone. You owe it to yourself, friends, and loved ones to appreciate and enjoy the holidays. Relax and reflect upon all that we have, and do. Take time to smell the roses and to express gratitude. Show yourself some love and plan a well-earned vacation. Push away the stress,k and leave the fatigue behind. Welcome mindfulness and wellness. Make memories and celebrate another year of togetherness. Please stay safe, follow the rules, and take Covid-19 prevention seriously. Regardless, please have a WONDERFUL holiday. Love, Jana
The memories from a family yacht vacation last a lifetime. But how long does it take to get to our favorite cruising destinations?
EASTER AND SPRING BREAK
Whether flying commercial or private, it can be tedius. It can be a long, sometimes grueling endeavor to get to the Caribbean, for instance, if you are going for Easter or Spring break.
CLOSE TO HOME
Is there an alternative closer to home – a destination that offers warm waters, plenty of sunshine, and a chance to reconnect with family and friends, away from the crowded tourist traps? The answer is, “Yes” and it’s less than an hour away from mainland USA – it’s the Bahamas.
In the time that it take for commuters in Miami to drive to their jobs in Fort Lauderdale, you can catch a flight from South Florida to this tropical paradise.
The 16 major islands that make up the Bahamas are an exquisite mix of breathtaking natural beauty. Blinding white sand beaches curl around the edges of almost every island, and the shallow waters reflect a turquoise hue found in few places around the world.
Unlike the crowded anchorages visited in the Caribbean’s Virgin Islands, you can cruise for days in the Bahamas, without seeing more than a handful of people. Many of the islands are sparsely populated, while the only inhabitants on some islands are large iguanas and friendly wild pigs that will swim out to your boat to beg for treats!
GOOMBAY AND BAHAMIAN LIFESTYLE
If you do come across the human residents, you will encounter genial, native Bahamians, known for their laid-back attitude, along with the vibrant Goombay/Calypso island culture. Life is a celebration to these warm people, and hardly a week goes by without a parade or festival, celebrating their English colonial heritage and deep religious traditions.The recreational opportunities are endless as the Bahamas are a true sportsman’s paradise. Outdoor activities include championship golf and tennis on the larger islands, while the smaller Keys feature long stretches of beaches, alluring underwater caves for diving, and coves where you can freely swim among dolphins and scores of fish.
A tropical paradise, close to home – what more could you ask for this Spring?
During April and May, 1-800 Yacht Charters has over a dozen yachts in position for Bahama yacht charters, both large like 157′ yacht SCOTT FREE suitable for 12 guests, to smaller vessels like the 85′ yacht ANDIAMOwith room for 4 to 6 passengers.
Best of all, there are plenty of EASTER specials available for last-minute getaways.
Tourism ads claim, “It’s Better in the Bahamas.” The crew and owner of Sunreef 62 sail catamaran SPARROW believe it is true. They are ready to have you join them there!
To increase interest in Bahama yacht charters, catamaran SPARROW is offering a $2000 discount. This fare is off of regular rates for any charters in March, 2011 in the Bahamas.
In addition to this, the team at 1-800 Yacht Charters is offering an additional $2000 discount for any charters on Sunreef 62 catamaran SPARROW in the Bahamas in March.
This brings the total savings to $4000 . This equates to a discount of nearly 18% off of catamaran Sparrow’s regular rate of $23,000 per week!
THE RATE DETAILS
Rates in the Bahamas are all-inclusive except for special requests, for instance, wines, champagne, special alcoholic drinks, excessive alcohol consumption. In addition to this are air fares, transfers airport/yacht/airport, dockage fees if any, use of communications onboard, and crew gratuity. These things are what you expect on any vacation.
Included in your charter price is fuel for 4 hours of engine operations.
Discounted charters must take place in March, 2011 and must be for a minimum of 7 nights.
Just 50 miles from Florida, the Bahamas form an archipelago that extends over 500 miles of the warmest and clearest water in the world.
The Bahamas offers some of the most gorgeous and sheltered yachting grounds in the world. Islands and cays are interspersed among brilliant white beaches and coves. Within sight, the Bahamas chain includes Eleuthra, the Abacos, Exuma, Nassau, the Berry Islands, Paradise Island, Grand Bahama, Cat Island, and all of the Bahamian Cays.
Sunreef 62 SPARROW offers a unique experience to her guests. Charterers indulge in the elegance of a yacht and savor the adventures of sailing. This sailing yacht comfortably accommodates up to 8 adult guests. All 4 staterooms feature ensuite bathrooms.
Recently, a customer asked, “Where is St Thomas?” We answered the question in our blog, entitled, “Destination Caribbean: Where is St. Thomas?.”Here, we identify the location of another popular destination. We introduce one of the most family-friendly islands in the Bahamas, GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND.
WHERE IS IT LOCATED?
Grand Bahama Island is located in the Caribbean, in the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 190 miles west of Nassau and 55 miles from South Florida. It is also due east of Fort Lauderdale and northeast of Cuba. Atlas and map users users will find the island at coordinates 26°39?N 78°19?W.
EST AND DST
Grand Bahama is the fifth largest island in the Bahamas island chain. The chain has approximately 700 islands and more than 2,000 cays. It is in the Eastern Standard Time zone (EST). Daylight Savings Time (DST) is observed in the summer months from March to November. This is when the time is pushed forward by 1 hour to Eastern Daylight-savings Time (EDT). It shifts back by 1 hour after the summer, and returns to EST.
WHICH AIRPORT TO FLY INTO?
By air, the island’s international airport, Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA), is 35 minutes from Miami. It is 3 hours from New York. It is also 7 hours from Los Angeles. Finally, it is 9 hours across the pond, from London.
LURE OF THE ISLAND
The charms of the island attract visitors from around the world. Many of these visitors arrive on the largest yacht chartervessels. Deep surrounding waters and bordering shallow reefs teeming with tropical fish are an irresistible magnet. It keeps boaters coming back year after year. The islands premier marina is the full-service 115-slipPort Lucaya Marina.
WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO OFFER?
Grand Bahama features lots of excitement. For instance, miles of beautiful beaches, nature preserves, resort hotels, a major casino, nighttime entertainment, an animal shelter full of the Bahamas’ own breed of dog available for adoption (the potcake). It also features warm, tropical, emerald-green seas, and tons of watersports activities.
A NEAT FACT: WhenChristopher Columbusvisited the island in 1492, he called it Gran Bajamar –‘Great Shallows,‘ from which the name Grand Bahama was derived; however, the name of the island’s capital city, Freeport / Lucaya, is probably better known to the world today than the name of the island, itself.
HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER
Come explore the Bahamas on some of the newest yachts available for charter HERE
Charters offer the exclusivity of yacht ownership, without its costs and responsibility.
There are more yachts available for hire than ever before, and great deals abound – from discounted prices to extra free days.
Take advantage of one of these great destinations and offers:
Bahamas 140′ motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH(12 passengers) – save over $42,000 and enjoy 10 days for the price of 7. Available all spring. $100,000 per week, plus expenses.
147′ motor vessel ARIA(32 passengers) – $10,000 savings on all 2011 charters. Embark on the voyage of a lifetime, sailing the Earth’s mightiest river – the Amazon. Reduced rate is $161,280 per week, plus some expenses.
98′ motor yacht SALU(8 passengers) – Save 21% for charters in May, June, and September 2011. Was €70,000 per week, plus expenses – now €55,000 per week, plus expenses.
1-800 Yacht Charters offers discounts on CATAMARANS! Now through June 30, take 5% off ANY crewed catamaran charters. Any boat…any dates.
65′ catamaran WORLDS END(2011 model; 10 passengers) – €23,400 per week, plus expenses.
62′ catamaran IN THE WIND(2011 model; 8 passengers) – $27,000 per week, plus expenses.
There are MANY more yacht charter specials available at destinations around the globe. Contact your 1-800 Yacht Charters specialists HERE with your desired dates and destination to check for last minute savings. We’ve got you covered!
The owner of a 116′ Bahamas yacht charters motoryacht wants to encourage you to experience true serenity this Thanksgiving, and is offering an incentive sweeter than pumpkin pie.
Lazzara motor yacht SERENITY is offering a choice of TWO fall specials to coincide with the Thanksgiving holidays:
Book a 7-day luxury yacht charter vacation beginning November 28th or 29th, and get 1 DAY FREE (a savings of over 15%)
Book a 3-day vacation beginning November 28th or 29th and pay $22,000 (save $7,000) But wait…there’s more!
based in South Florida. The round-trip fuel cost for yachts to be “delivered” to the Bahamas for a charter averages between $3000 and $5000.
Book a Thanksgiving charter on Lazzara 116 yacht Serenity and the owner will WAIVE the delivery fee!
SERENITY is the newest and largest yacht built by Lazzara to date. She features an open flybridge arrangement with an integrated hard top offering plenty of shade, tables for dining al fresco, and a large Jacuzzi for plenty of relaxation. Her interior is comprised of a light pecan finish, comfortable modern furniture and there is a beautiful wood floor throughout the salon.
The 116′ yacht accommodates up to ten guests in a five stateroom layout and has the option to convert one of her staterooms from a queen to twin arrangement. The open and inviting galley features a skylight allowing warm natural light to shine on the large settee.
Chair lift on handicapped-accessible yacht
SHE HAS A CHAIR LIFT FOR GUESTS!
The other custom feature of this yacht is her chair lift that assists guests with difficulties in getting from the main salon deck to the stateroom level.
All of these assets, combined with a friendly, outgoing and adventurous charter crew, make SERENITY the perfect choice for a Thanksgiving yachting holiday.
I wanted to thank you and your crew for the wonderful charter we had on board motor yacht Serenity. The yacht is of course absolutely beautiful, the food was spectacular but the service is what impressed us most.
We were so very thrilled with the level of attention your crew gave to us and our guests. To travel with children from the ages of 10 to 21 and find activities that everyone enjoys is certainly difficult, but you and your crew managed it effortlessly. The kids are still raving about the trip and are anxious to do it again.
Please thank your crew for making this one of our most memorable vacations. You will be our first call when we’re ready to book our next charter.
Editor’s note: Launched in 2008, Lazzara motor yacht SERENITY offers accommodations for 10 guests in 5 cabins with ensuite bathrooms. Onboard amenities include a 27 foot Intrepid tender, two waverunners, two SeaBob underwater scooters, and paddleboards, fishing and snorkel gear, and a water trampoline.
Available for Florida yacht charters as well as vacations in the Bahamas, her published rate is $53,000 per week, plus expenses.
A FALL SPECIAL is available for the Thanksgiving holiday: Book a 7-day vacation starting Nov 28 or 29, and get 1 extra day free (a savings of over 15%) … or book a 3-day trip beginning Nov 28 or 29 and pay $22,000 (save $7,000). PLUS all delivery fees waived!
BAHAMAS YACHTS FOR CHARTER
Other yachts available in the Bahamas include the 85′ motor yacht SEAS THE MOMENTpriced at $37,500 per week plus expenses, the 100′ motor yacht PICNIC($39,500 per week, plus expenses), and the 80′ Lazzara motor yacht LA DOLCE VITA($27,500 per week, plus expenses).
They say, It’s Better in the Bahamas, and MCP motor yacht Eagle’s Nest hopes to prove thatsaying true.
CHARTERYACHT EAGLE’S NEST
Effectively immediately, the 98′ Bahama yacht charters vessel has a reduced weekly high season rate, from $45,000/wk to $38,000/wk – a savings of over 15%. Rates are plus running expenses (food, bar, fuel, etc.).
WHY GO TO THE BAHAMAS?
Sure, a Mediterranean yacht charter vacation is fun, but what if you’re looking to stay closer to home this summer? The Bahamasare less than 50 miles away from Florida. In the time it takes to commute to work, you and your family can be in the sun-drenched islands, far from the overcrowded anchorages of the Mediterranean.
Built in 2007, motor yacht Eagle’s Nest can accommodate 6 to 10 guests in 4 cabins, making her ideal for a family vacation.
Her master stateroom, located on the main deck, features a walkaround queen bed, satellite TV, and ensuite bath. Below deck, two guest staterooms offer walkaround queen beds, while a third cabin features twin beds plus two built-in bunks – a perfect room for 4 children.
Each stateroom has many features. For example, a Crestron audio entertainment system with surround sound, reading lights next to the beds, complete blackout blinds, hairdryers, and port holes allowing plenty of natural light.
Of course, motor yacht charters in the Bahamas are all about the sun and the sea, and yacht Eagle’s Nest is the perfect platform to explore the islands. Her semi-shaded aft deck is ideal for al fresco dining with seating for 8-10 guests, as well as access to the cockpit, forward, and large swim platform, aft. Moving up a level, the bridge deck is also semi-shaded and features a large Jacuzzi tub with sun pads, plus a barbeque BBQ and ice maker.
Need even more space to worship the sun? A third top deck, the sun deck, offers semi-shade, an al fresco dining table, cushioned seating areas, and a wet bar.
For active guests, Eagles Nest carries an assortment of aquasports equipment – from snorkeling gear to fishing poles and scuba gear (for certified divers only).
HOW TO BOOK A BAHAMAS YACHT CHARTER
Take advantage of this great deal HERE …and learn more about other special rates on summer yachting vacations, contact our destination specialists today!
Do you remember the last time you slid down a slide and laughed with glee? I’ll bet you were just a kid. Those those times on the neighborhood playground with friends. Special times surely etched in your memory.
“You can’t go back home to your family, back home to your childhood…”
Respectfully, Mr. Wolf: I think you can! So does the owner of motor yacht AMARULA SUN. He invites charter clients to, “feel like a kid again.”
Trinity AMARULA SUN is available in the Bahamas this summer. For the month of June, her owner is offering a tremendous yacht charter special. Her price is 9 nights for the price of 7.
ALL CHARTER GUESTS LOVE HER
The yacht is well-suited for any type of luxury yacht charter guest. From low-keyed clients to travelers with lofty expectations, it’s all good. The reason? A well-trained, professional crew.
Captain Albert and his team of 8 charter-trained crewmembers will treat every guest to an extraordinarily fun-packed holiday. Your time onboard will be filled with
A full inventory of top-of-the-line watertoys
Yes, there IS an inflatable slide. It is quite a bit higher up than the playground slide you remember as a kid!
So there you have it. Captain Albert and the yacht’s owner invite you to come aboard. Leave your troubles behind. Feel like a kid again!
Yacht: AMARULA SUN
Length: 50m / 164 ft
Builder: Trinity Yachts
Built/refit: 2008 / 2018
Cabins: 5 Cabins
$175,000 per week
$195,000 per week
Year End Holidays
$230,000 per week
Rates include yacht, crew, and use of onboard amenities and watertoys. Local tax and all running expenses are additional (items such as food, fuel, bar, and dockage)
$175,000 weekly rate offered June through to the end of the summer.
9 nights for the price of 7 offered at the new $175,000 weekly rate. Offer ends June 30, 2019
Summer – The Bahamas
Winter – The Caribbean, The Bahamas
YACHT’S MAIN FEATURES
$2 million upgrades in 2018
Eye catching new paint job with striking burgundy red accents
An impressive water toy selection for the adventurer’s paradise
Fully-equipped for any fitness routine. Yacht includes treadmill, elliptical, free weights, and more
Sizeable 41’ tender with three 350 outboards. It is perfect for all types of experiences. For instance, beach picnics, snorkeling trips, and fishing excursions
Opulent interior for the ultimate experience in luxury
Stunning two-level master suite with panoramic views
Surround sound cinema experience in the skylounge and high definition TVs throughout
Sociable sun deck with multiple areas for lounging and entertaining
Large swim platform offers easy access to the water and converts into beach club
41-foot Bahama Boatworks with triple 350hp Mercury Verados. It has tons of features. First, High Power Amplified sound system with 14 speakers and Bluetooth capability. Second, Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer. Third, fully-equipped for fishing, side door boarding for snorkeling and beach trips, head and sink.
Custom 21-foot Brig-Inflatable Rib with single 200hp Yamaha engine. It features amplified sound system with bluetooth capability. It is well-suited for towing watertoys, waterskiers and wakeboarders.
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