You deserve to join the fun! Charter a sailboat and partake of the festivities!
For one wild week each October, Key West plays host to parades, street parties, and thousands of adult revelers in zany costumes during the city’s annual Fantasy Fest. This year’s event takes place October 21 through 30, 2011.
Ready to join the celebration, Sail catamaran SURPRISE is offering a unique Florida yacht charter opportunity to sail to Key West from Miami, and enjoy the Fantasy Fest festivities from the comfort of a 48′ luxury sailing charter catamaran.
Similar to the Mardi Gras-themed events in New Orleans, Fantasy Fest is an adult-oriented Halloween festival. This year’s theme is “Aquatic Afrolic” and offers a sea of opportunities to create a one-of-a-kind costume extravaganza, ranging from marvelous mermaids to outlandish ocean-faring sea creatures.
Sailing yacht SURPRISE is a 48′ catamaran with accommodations for 2 couples. Her crew of two, Corky and Sue Clark have sailed for years throughout South Florida and the Caribbean. During Fantasy Fest, charter guests can spend the days sailing and exploring the beaches and shallow reefs of the lower Florida Keys, and at night hit the streets for the endless parties and festivities.
Standard charter rates apply: $8,500/wk for 2 passengers and $9,950/wk for 4 guests. Rates are all-inclusive (include meals and ship’s bar). Local taxes apply.
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On the heels of a glowing post-charter review by recent guests, sailing yacht catamaran DREAMING ON has announced a Thanksgiving crewed catamaran charters special.
The recipient of many favorable cruise-in-review client letters, crewmembers Iza and Geoff are asking, “Why have turkey at home when you can have LOBSTER in paradise for Thanksgiving?”
Iza and Geoff and their 47’ Leopard catamaran DREAMING ON, awarded runner up at last week’s BVI Boat Show as “Best Catamaran under 50 feet,” are offering two specials for the Thanksgiving holidays:
Any 3 or 4 night charter with no surcharge
7 nights for the price of 6
…and guests may opt for Lobster on Thanksgiving or traditional turkey ~
Launched in 2003 and immaculately maintained, crewed catamaran sailing yacht DREAMING ON is one of the most popular vessels offering crewed charters. This Virgin Islands yacht charter vessel offers accommodations for 6 guests in 3 cabins, each with ensuite bathrooms.
The yacht’s watertoy inventory includes towable toys such as a wakeboard, kneeboard, and a ski-tube, along with fishing and snorkel gear.
Doing her part for the yachting industry’s ongoing GREEN initiative, the catamaran is equipped with wind scoops to limit the need for air-conditioning. Solar panels have also been installed to provide clean electricity. The crew also purchases earth-friendly paper products, biodegradable cleaning products, and local organic produce when available.
When not on charter, Geoff and Iza are often seen helping with reef and beach clean-up projects.
Available for Caribbean yacht charters, the yacht is based in the British Virgin Islands. Her published rate is $11,000 per week for 2 guests, $12,250 per week for 4 guests, and $13,250 per week for 6 passengers. Rates are inclusive of meals and the ship’s bar.
Similar sailing catamaran yachts available in the Caribbean include the 62′
catamaran sail yacht AVALON ($26,000 per week, all inclusive), the 56′ catamaran sail yacht BACCHUS (€ 20,000 per week, all inclusive), and the 65′ sail catamaran WORLD’S END (€23,400 per week, plus expenses).
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The yacht’s own golf pro helps guests select courses and make all arrangements during the 6 night charter, and the package includes 3 complimentary green fees.
In addition to the golf component of the trip, the package also includes airport transfers, all food and beverages (including ship’s bar), and use of the yachts onboard watersports inventory.
Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and SailAway Yacht Charter Consultants, feels this package will have great appeal to golfers and non-golfers, alike.
“Most golf-oriented vacations focus primarily on the golfer,” says Sheeder. “By adding a golf element to a yachting vacation, the non-golfers can have just as much fun as the golfers. We envision a group of 3 or 4 heading to the links, while others in the charter party go for an afternoon sail, or stop and anchor for a swim.”
Sheeder emphasizes that the location is what makes this package special. “The Balearics are to Spain what the Côte d’Azur is to France. There are numerous cafes, upscale boutiques, and nightclubs, and plenty of small coves where you can anchor and be away from the crowds.”
Golfers can hone their skills on any of 7 courses:
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While affordable catamaran sailing yachts under 50 feet still dominate the charter industry, advances in shipbuilding technology have lead to a dramatic increase of ultra-luxury catamarans larger than 60 feet in length. Indeed, yachts like the 62′ catamaran IN THE WIND, and the Fountaine Pajot Galathea 65 model catamaran WORLD’S END have helped redefine multihull luxury and comfort.
Without the talents of an experienced skipper and a well-trained chef, a catamaran vacation, no matter how new and large the boat, would be nothing more than a predictable, ho-hum affair.
In an appreciative nod to the talents of these fine crews, we shine a spotlight today on Caro Uy, the culinary lioness aboard sail catamaran MUSE.
Caro grew up in a family where the pleasures of the table were a habit. She has more than ten years of experience in the catering and gastronomic food industry. Originally a graphic designer, Caro now prefers to express her creative energy in the preparation of meals with seasonally fresh products.
Caro’s true gift is the ability to adapt her menus to suit any special dietary requirements of her onboard guests.
While her cooking is based on classic techniques, the variations of flavors are a reflection of her travels throughout the Middle East (Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Iran) ) as well as Mexico and Southeast Asia (Thailand and Vietnam).
Having grown up along Australia’s coast, Caro has always loved the sea and the romance of sailing. She is also intrigued by what lies below the sea’s surface and is a PADI Open Water Dive Instructor, as well as a TDI Extended Range Diver. Her ocean adventures have taken her to diverse ports of call such as the Canary Islands, Costa Brava, and the British Virgin Islands.
Her recent industry recognition includes top culinary honors at the November 2010 British Virgin Islands Boat Show where she won:
– 1st prize – Entrée Division
– 1st prize – Dessert Division
– 2nd prize – Salad/Appetizer Division
– 2nd prize – Coffee course
Congratulations, Caro! Your talents and passion are at the very heart of the joys of a memorable yachting vacation.
Come spend a week with Caro aboard MUSE this winter in the Caribbean. Rates begin at $37,000 per week for 10 passengers. Contact the SailAway and 1-800 Yacht Charters team today, to reserve your favorite travel dates. HURRY! Holiday vacation dates fill up quickly – don’t miss out on your Caribbean yacht charter vacation this year!
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With the global economy in disarray, planning an affordable family vacation is a real challenge. Fortunately, two yachts have just made sail boat charters a great option for a winter or spring break adventure.
Sail yacht BLUE PASSION and sail catamaran NEXUS have announced special family charter rates. Subject to certain age restrictions, kids can travel FREE this winter and spring on either of these two Caribbean yacht charter vessels.
S/Y BLUE PASSION:
The 58-foot sail yacht BLUE PASSION was built in 2010. She features 4 double cabins with an option for one aft cabin to convert to a twin cabin. All cabins are ensuite with separate showers and electric toilets. Her saloon is incredibly spacious and able to seat 12 people comfortably. On deck she offers a double sized sunbathing mattress to relax on. In her huge cockpit 12 people can sit around and enjoy her sailing performance.
On her stern you will find a spacious aft deck perfect for landing fish, preparing to go diving and access for swimming.
All inclusive rates start from $15,500 per week for 2 guests to $17,000 per week for 8 passengers with children 5 and under free through April 30, 2012.
Launched in 2009, sail catamaran NEXUS features two king and one queen cabins. The king cabins can convert to twins, and one has an additional single berth. All offer ensuite bathrooms. The very spacious saloon is ideal for indoor relaxation and entertainment.
The exterior cockpit features drop-down blinds for both privacy and protection for outdoor dining and lounging in all weather conditions.
All inclusive rates start from $15,000 per week for 2 guests to $19,250 per week for 8 passengers. Children 10 and under are FREE through April 30, 2012.
Come explore St Thomas and the U.S and British Virgin islands. Contact the 1-800 Yacht Charters charter department at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for a list of yachts offering discounts and specials.
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What are you planning for your next vacation?
A survey by USA Today found most people rank spending time with friends and family at the top of their wish list, followed by the urge to see new places, and the desire to kick back and relax.
There’s a great vacation option that gives you the chance to do all these things – a crewed luxury mega yacht charter.
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:
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.
50′ catamaran NUTMEG (2008 model; 8 passengers) – $13,000 per week, ALL-INCLUSIVE.
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!
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Finding the best prices for crewed catamaran charters and super yacht charters has never been easier. Travelers looking for exceptional value at sea can turn to a new webpage offered by 1-800 Yacht Charters.
1-800 Yacht Charters, known for offering the newest and largest yachts in the world’s best destinations, has created a web page featuring seasonal last minute specials, free days onboard, and exclusive deep discounts. Specials are available for select catamarans, sailboats, and motor yachts…RIGHT NOW!
The company’s President, Jana Sheeder, feels the time is right to go beyond “selling” charter vacations.
“The dynamics of our global economy are evolving,” says Sheeder. “We continue to see the weakening of the value of the dollar against the euro. This means travel to Europe continues to become more expensive for Americans.“
“Many of our yachts transact in Euros. By focusing on value, we can offer savvy travelers an opportunity to mitigate the effects of a surging euro. Offering deep discounts and free, extra days onboard helps offset the gap between our US currency and that of the European Union.“
The new web page displays a dozen or so yachts, both in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, offering significant savings for rentals; for example, at 311 feet 8 inches (95 meters) in length, motor yacht INDIAN EMPRESS is one of the largest yachts in the world. Her weekly rental rate is €600,000. Sheeder is offering a rate reduction of €200,000 per week for summer 2011 bookings.
“Saving almost 25% helps offset the nearly 35% currency premium between the dollar and the euro,” states Sheeder.
The discounts also apply to more affordable yachts as well. The 60′ catamaran NIRVANA is currently based in the Caribbean and can accommodate a group of 8 to 10 family and friends. Her regular rate is €13,300 per week, but for remaining available dates in February and March, the rental rate is slashed by 15%.
The specials are updated frequently, so visitors to the company’s website are encouraged to BOOKMARK THE www.1800yachtcharters.com SITE and check back often for more great offers!
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If you are dreaming of taking a crewed catamaran charter vacation soon, look no further than the this Lidgard multihull.
She is the ideal charterboat, as she stands at an impressive 73 feet. She comes with tastefully-designed interiors of marble and teak. The fittings used on this sailboat are superior and complement the skilled craftsmanship used in the handcrafts.
There is an abundance of space on the Executive 73, not to mention the first class service of its three man crew. If you love speed, you will love this catamaran, as she can reach speeds of up to 18 knots for an exhilarating sailing experience on the Mediterranean!
Did you know the British Virgin Islands (BVI or BVI’s) are home to the largest barrier reef in the Caribbean, and the fourth largest ocean reef on earth?
The BVI reef stretches 18 miles from the island of Anegada to Virgin Gorda, and is considered by experts to offer some of the best snorkeling spots in the world!
Adding to the allure of snorkeling and diving during your Virgin Islands crewed catamaran yacht charter – it is widely rumored that there is still Spanish gold buried in the sand on the reef that is yet to be found! Many Spanish galleons, laden with gold and riches from the new world, sank to their watery graves at the hands of pirates and hurricanes in the 1700’s…
Do you have a favorite snorkeling site in the Caribbean? Share your favorite spot with us, and we’ll send you a complimentary Eco-tote bag to carry your towels and snorkel gear. Leave a comment in the section below, and we’ll contact you for your address!
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“Dear SailAway – I love reading the blogs about the big yachts and all of the celebrities that hang out in St Barts during the holidays. I will be in St Martin for a hotel-based vacation, and while I can’t afford a luxury yacht charter, I would love to see St Barts. What’s the best way to get there?
Thanks, Terry. You have several options:
There are daily flights from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) located in St Maarten (Netherlands, Antilles). It’s a short 10-12 minute flight to St Barth’s Gustave III Airport, located on the island’s north coast. The descent is a real nail biter for the fainthearted, necessitating a pass through a narrow break in a hilltop and a landing on the 280 meter runway that ends on St Jean beach.
Call +590 590 276541 for flight info.
If you would rather avoid the short flight, several inter-island high-speed ferry services operate regularly between St Maarten and St Bart’s. It’s a 45 minute ride.
Voyager Ferry (daily travel between St Martin, St Barts and Saba)
+590 590 275410
Master Ski Pilou (private water taxi transfer from St Barth’s to St Maarten Juliana Airport and Anguilla)
+590 590 279 179
As to not being able to afford a yacht charter, Terry, you might be surprised. Megayachts are certainly very expensive, but many travelers prefer smaller, more intimate crewed catamaran charters for their yachting vacations.
A family or group of 8 passengers can rent a crewed catamaran for under $15,000 per week, inclusive of all meals, alcohol, crew, and LOTS of onboard watersports toys like bananas, wakeboards, snorkel gear, underwater scooters, SCUBA diving, etc.
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