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Adult Fun Awaits on Fantasy Fest Yacht Charter

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Photograph of a man with a woman painted on his bare back at the Florida Keys Key West Fantasy Fest. The girl is blonde with green and yellow flowers in her hair. He is wearing a black top hat with liht blue flowers around the brim.

KEY WEST FLORIDA YACHT CHARTER FOR FANTASY FEST

You deserve to join the fun!  Charter a sailboat and partake of the Florida Keys festivities!

 

WHAT IS FANTASY FEST?

Key West has parades, street parties, and thousands of adult revelers in zany costumes at Fantasy Fest. It happens for one week in October.  This year’s event is October 21 through 30, 2011.

 

CATAMARAN SURPRISE

Sail catamaran SURPRISE  is offering a unique Florida yacht charter opportunity to sail to Key West from Miami, Florida.  Guests also enjoy the Fantasy Fest festivities from the comfort of this 48′ luxury sailing charter catamaran.

 

 

Photograph of a group of musicians dressed in green lycra jumpsuits with red skirts and fringe. The musicians are all men, and they are all laughing and enjoying playing their brass instruments.

 

AQUATIC AFOLIC THEME

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.

 

COSTUME VARIETY

While full nudity is not permitted, many scantily-clad party goers wear outrageous, brightly-colored costumes, or simply opt for strategically drawn body paint and glitter in lieu of shirts and bikini tops.

PRETENDERS IN PARADISE COSTUME PARTY

There are parades and costume contest each evening, the largest being the “Pretenders in Paradise” Costume Party hosted by the Pier House Resort and Caribbean Spa.  Major event sponsors include Captain Morgan Rum and the Florida Keys Tourism Association.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.

CATAMARAN CHARTER RATES

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.

HOW TO BOOK A FLORIDA KEYS YACHT CHARTER

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Great Reason For a BVI Yacht Charter Today

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Aerial photo of Scrub Island Resort Spa and Marina. Photo shows a blue swimming pool amid beige buildings with shiny metal roofs. There is a marina with boats in the background, and mountains on either side of the back of the photo. The ocean water is deep blue. The sky is blue and full of puffy white clouds.

Scrub Island Resort Spa and Marina (tks to Wikipedia)

 

HURRICANE IRMA HITS THE CARIBBEAN

Hurricane Irma struck the British Virgin Islands in early September, 2017. She left destruction. For instance, a trail of battered yachts, debris-filled beaches, and widespread destruction.

 

STATE OF THE CARIBBEAN

Fast forward 2-plus years.  The island chain is once again as popular as ever as a world-class yacht charter destination!  The islands are back to normal. For example, the debris is gone, the marinas are rebuilt, and the white-sand beaches are once again glistening in the rays of the warm Caribbean sun.

 

WHY CHOOSE THE BVI FOR YACHT CHARTER?

Great news!  There is a new reason to choose the BVI this spring for your Caribbean superyacht experience.  DUTY FREE FUEL.

 

GOVERNMENT AMENDMENT

The British Virgin Islands (BVIs) government amended its custom regulations in December 2019.  They now offer duty free fuel to yachts.

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters, explains:

“As long as your luxury charter yacht remains in the BVI for a minimum three days, your crew can take advantage of these cost savings.  Depending upon the size of the superyacht you charter, the savings can be significant.”

 

PREMIER OF THE BVI COMMENTS

Andrew Fahie, the Premier of the BVI also commented on the new rule:  “This will be a step in the right direction towards encouraging megayachts to make the BVI their home port,” says Andrew Fahie, the premier of the BVIs.

Fun Fact for British Virgin Island Yacht Charter – A Snorkeling Paradise

 

Other areas of the Caribbean, for instance, St Martin and St Barts, draw more megayacht visits.  The BVIs seem prepared to give the other islands a run for their money.

Multiple marinas for deep-draft superyachts, especially sailing yachts, now exist.

The BVI has year-round warm temperatures and as a general rule.  Not only that, but calmer waters occur here than in other areas of the Caribbean.

Flight times from the USA to the British Virgin Islands are shorter.  Not only is there an international airport in Tortola suitable for both commercial and private jets. but there is also regular ferry service between the BVI and the nearby U.S. Virgin Islands.

If easy flight access, beautiful anchorages, and money-saving opportunities matter to you, consider the British Virgins for your next superyacht charter vacation this spring.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

In conclusion, it is time to plan your yacht charter for the Spring.  Why not enjoy The Superyacht Experience in a destination with duty free fuel?  The savings that you enjoy on the fuel can be used to purchase a duty free piece of jewelry for your loved one, maybe?  (wink)  Book your yacht charter now by contacting 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/  #thesuperyachtexperience #yachtcharter #1800yachtcharters

Enjoy a few more interesting blog posts, with our compliments!

Top 5 Luxury Yacht Charter Hot Tubs at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/take-a-soak-top-5-luxury-yacht-charter-hot-tubs

UPDATED!  Passengers!  Too many can make your yacht charter illegal

Feel like a kid again on superyacht Amarula Sun at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/feel-like-a-kid-again-on-yacht-amarula-sun/

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Just Chillin’ –  Expedition Yacht LEGEND Sets Antarctica Yacht Charter Schedule for 2017

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WHO OWNS MOTORYACHT LEGEND?

Jan Verkerk owns the 253-foot Icon motor yacht LEGEND.  She is accepting reservations in Antarctica for the season.  Specifically, from January 17 through February 18.

ALL ABOUT LEGEND

This incredible yacht is from 1973.   Icon expedition yacht LEGEND underwent a complete rebuild in 2015.   She is the only luxury yacht charter ice-breaker vessel in the world.

Legend motoryacht night lighting

 

RESTORATION PROJECTS

This is Verkerk’s second superyacht restoration project.  His other is highly popular 228 foot motor yacht SHERAKHAN.  She is a star in the Mediterranean charter market.

Active charterers will delight in the opportunities for adventure offered on M/Y LEGEND.  With accommodations for 26 guests, and space to carry a helicopter and a submarine, the possibilities for cold-weather adventure are endless. Of course, Verkerk made certain to include the mandatory superyacht amenities as well: gymnasium, Balinese spa, sauna, beauty salon, movie theater and swimming pool.   There’s even a medical suite, for any emergencies.

After spending a few weeks in Antarctica, the yacht will head to Greenland for the summer charter season.

If you’re intrigued to step away from your traditional Caribbean charter vacation this summer, let us deliver the superyacht experience to you, your family, and friends in the last great frontier on earth – Antarctica…

 

HOW TO BOOK YACHT LEGEND

In conclusion, for yacht charter pricing information and availability for motoryacht LEGEND or any other superyacht, contact us today.  The 1-800 Yacht Charters team stands ready for your inquiry. 

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Large Family Enjoys Mediterranean Yacht Charter On 228 foot Luxury Yacht

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LARGE FAMILY YACHT REVIEW

Yet another amazing review from a happy clients after enjoying The Superyacht Experience(tm). Specifically, on a large family yacht favorite.

Profile of yacht SHERAKHAN with blue hull and white superstructure

 

“We want to thank you and your amazing Crew for a trip of a lifetime. Our 8 days aboard motor yacht SHERAKHAN will forever be remembered and revered as beyond exceptional. 

We decided to charter SHERAKHAN because of the ship’s ability to sleep more than twenty guests and the crew was to be amazing. I would like to confirm that the ship is beyond beautiful and the crew is beyond anything I have ever experienced.  Chefs Mark and Michael were incredible, we never wanted to eat a meal off the boat the food was so delicious! Every morning we looked forward to seeing the incredible fruit and vegetable sculptures at the buffet table. We played water sports until we couldn’t stand, had amazing massages, and played in the glass-bottom Jacuzzi. We sang Karaoke until we couldn’t sing and danced the night away under the moon and the stars.

I want to say a very heartfelt thank you to each and every member of the crew – some I only saw once or twice – others all day every day. Thank you all so much for your hard work and all of the love you put into making sure we had a trip of a lifetime.

-John B”
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Photograph of the huge spa pool that seats 18 on motoryacht SHERAKHAN

Glass-bottomed hot tub spa that seats 18

 

EDITOR’S NOTE

Motoryacht SHERAKHAN has an amazing sundeck and hot tub.  She first caught attention on our blog in November 2011.  We then rated the top 5 on-deck tubs on charter vessels.

THE YACHT

The 228 foot motor yacht SHERAKHAN is extremely popular with large extended families.  Further, she is one of a select few vessels with the capacity to accommodate 20 to 26 guests.

This spacious yacht is in the shipyard.  She finishes her winter maintenance work before relocating to the islands. In specific, before the start of the Caribbean yacht charter season.  She has many improvements. For instance, all new deck furniture and new carpets throughout. Watertoys are all either being replaced or serviced to as-new condition. The Bimini cover above the on-deck hot tub is adapted to give more shade options.  In addition, large modern shade parasols exist on the sun deck.

YACHT VIDEO

Gorgeous Sherakhan has a lovely video.  Enjoy!

 

AVAILABILITY

Yacht SHERAKHAN is available from mid-November in the Caribbean.  For example, including Thanksgiving and the Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year holidays.

 

HOW TO BOOK A LARGE FAMILY YACHT CHARTER?

Contact 1-800 Yacht Charters at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ to arrange your own memorable vacation aboard superyacht SHERAKHAN.

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