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Sail Into Romance, Virgin Islands, Perfect for 1 Loving Couple

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Last updated: 12/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Home Port: St. Thomas yacht description

Unlike other yachts, we specialize in only 1 couple aboard. We provide the perfect getaway on your own private crewed yacht. Being the only couple onboard, you are treated like royalty. Do what you want, when you want. You have the freedom to explore, discover, and experience new adventures everyday. Your voyages is personalized and is a customized vacation tailored to you and your desires. Captain Dave and 1st Mate Bobbie Rae are committed to providing you the dream sailing vacation experience of a lifetime. Feel the wind and sun as you glide through the majestic and unspoiled Virgin Islands. Visit beautiful palm-tree lined beaches, hike lush trails, snorkel and view the bountiful underwater world of coral, sea fans, and multitudes of fish.

Our 7 day cruise begins in St. Thomas. On a typical day your will leisurely awaken to another beautiful day in paradise, and we may sail for perhaps 1-2 hours to another more beautiful anchorage. Depending upon your cruising preferences, you may spend the majority of your time off the vessel visiting the local beach bar, snorkeling, hiking, eating out, shopping. Alternatively, you may wish to remain aboard reading, sunbathing on deck, or swimming snorkeling from the vessel. The choice is always yours.

The following is a sample itinerary:

Day 1: Board the vessel at noon on the east side of St. Thomas. Sail to Leinster Bay on St. John and snorkel Waterlemon Cay. Hike up to the ruins overlooking the bay, and visit the Annenberg Sugar Mill ruins.

Day 2: Check into the BVI at Soper's Hole, West End of Tortola. Then sail to Norman Island and enjoy the beach bar amenities at Pirates Bight, snorkel the Indians and the Caves, party at the Willi T at night, and next day go for a morning hike along the ridge line. Truly enjoy the original 'Treasure Island.'

Day 3: Continue sailing up the Sir Francis Drake Channel, visiting Salt Island and making a snorkel stops at the Wreck of the Rhone to visit one of the most sought after dive/snorkel spots in the world. End up drinking painkillers at the sunset bar at Cooper Island Beach Resort.

Day 4: The Bathes. This is one of the 'must see' spots in the islands. Huge granite boulders toppled on one another from long ago volcanic activity, forming many intricate passages and tidal pools (hence the name 'Bathes'). Snorkel, swim, sun, hike, enjoy the local beach bar. Then enjoy a sunset sail up to Gorda Sound, home of the Bitter End Resort, Saba Rock, Biras Creek, and Leverick Bay. Enjoy the Michael Bean's Pirate Happy Arrrr, or view the Mocko Jumbies. Snorkel in the incredible Eustachia Sound.

Day 5: Anageda, known as the 'Forbidden Paradise.' Surrounded by dangerous fringing reef, Anagada is generally off limits to most charter boats unless the skipper demonstrates sufficient experience. Travel to the north side beaches for miles and miles of incredible sand and some of the best snorkeling anywhere. And the lobster...delicious!

Day 6: Jost Van Dyke. Discover the Soggy Dollar Bar, and home of the original pain killer. Climb to the weather station at the top of the island. Dance the night away at Foxys, the #2 New Years Eve Destination in the world.

Day 7: Sail back to St. Thomas. On the way, visit Cruz Bay, St. John, to check into US Customs and Immigration and to shop at many of the fine establishments.

Additional cruise notes: The above sample itinerary is written to give you a flavor of what's possible. Some guests come aboard with well defined notions of what they would like to see and do. Others leave it strictly up to Captain Dave and 1st Mate Bobbie Rae to serve as their travel guides. Either way, our promise to you is that we will do everything possible to ensure your complete cruising satisfaction.

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Property Type

      • Yacht

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

          • Catering Available
          • Breakfast - Included In Price
          • Lunch - Included In Price
          • Dinner - Included In Price

          Onsite Services

              • Private Chef

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children:

                We specialize in taking only 1 couple. Be treated like royalty! Being the only guests aboard, you will be pampered and catered to. ...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Crew Quarters: 1 double

                Separate crews quarters located forward...moreless

              • Guest Stateroom Master Cabin: 1 queen

                Spacious Master Cabin located aft, ensuite head/shower...moreless

              • Very Private Guest Quarters with luxurious accommodations including 200+ movie library, air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom with shower and electroflush toilet. Located in aft section of yacht. Separate crew's quarters in forward stateroom....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • LGBT friendly!

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library:

                    8000+ songs on iTunes...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Video Library:

                    Hundreds of feature length movies and TV series available...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View
                  • Beachfront
                  • Ocean View
                  • Oceanfront
                  • Water View
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    3 separate AC units throughout the vessel....moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Air dry on-deck!...moreless

                  • Computer Available
                  • Internet:

                    Wireless broadband access through trip....moreless

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Telephone:

                    CCT Boat phone....moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Complete galley...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Under counter refrigerator; under seat full freezer...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  Special offer: 30% off our normal rate--Contact Us Today For Details!

                  Our All-Inclusive discount package includes airport transfers to and from the yacht; island tour of St. Thomas; all meals, snacks and beverages aboard (non-premium alcohol); daily cabin cleaning service; customs and immigration fees; snorkeling equipment; fuel expense; mooring fees. Select dates only depending upon schedule availability. NOTE: discount offer for NEW BOOKINGS ONLY.

                  Offer for: Dec 16, 2014 - Aug 1, 2015 View calendar

                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay
                  $1,026

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Rates are per couple, per week.

                  10% rate surcharge during the Christmas and New Years Holiday season.

                  Rates are all-inclusive and include airport transfers, 3 meals a day, all beverages (including alcohol), fuel charges, customs and immigration fees, and service fee/crew gratuity.

                  Customized cruise lengths are available, depending upon time of year, scheduling constraints, etc. Please contact us.


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                  Last updated: 12/13/2014
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                  Location

                  • white bay

                    "White Bay on Jost Van Dyke is like no other spot on earth. Beautiful white sand beach, frie..."

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                  • The Baths

                    "Boulders as huge as apartment buildings are scattered along the shore like so many toy block..."

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                  Visit the beautiful virgin islands on your own floating private hotel room on the private yacht Bel Ami. Bel Ami Voyages...Sail Into Romance . Visit such must see spots as Jost Van Dyke home of the Soggy Dollar Bar and Foxy's (the world's 2nd most popular New Years destination); Norman Island and the Willi T, snorkeling the Indians and the Caves; Virgin Gorda and the Baths; visit the Bitter End in the North Sound; eat lobster at Anegada; wake up in the mornings and jump into your own private swimming area off the transom of Bel Ami; enjoy all the comforts of home: air conditioning, full galley, music/TV system; great food and drink along the way.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: Ahoy, mateys! We are Captain Dave and 1st Mate Bobbie Rae. Captain Dave fell in love with the Virgin Islands in 1977 and have been sailing here since. He began sailing on Long Island Sound as a teenager. He attended the University of Wisconsin Madison and sailed extensively with the U.W. Hoofers. He graduated the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1977 and did his first bareboat charter in the Virgin Islands for a graduation gift. What a gift it was! He was hooked! He returned to Wisconsin and began racing Hobie Cats and sailing on the Great Lakes. He also sailed in the Pacific Northwest(Seattle, Puget Sounds, San Juan Islands) The Med(French and Italian Riviera). 1st Mate Bobbie Rae was born in Louisiana and moved to Green Bay Wisconsin (Let's go Packers!) as a child. She grew up in Green Bay, got a degree in Horticulture, and operated her own Horticulture business for 31 years, serving the greater Green Bay community. She is an accomplished metal artist, and is always seeking outlets for her abundant creative energies. Her lifelong dream was to be living on a sailboat, and she joined Captain Dave aboard Bel Ami in 2011, and hasn't looked back. She lends her creativity to all those niceties that make the difference for a really great sailing vacation experience.

                  Why the Owner Chose Home Port: St. Thomas:
                  It has been Captain Dave's lifelong dream to live on a sailboat and sail the world's oceans. He has sailed extensively throughout the Bahamas and east Caribbean, from Bimini to Grenada, and looks forward to eventually sailing around the world! For now, sharing the joy of his sailing experience with others gets him up in the morning! He purchased Bel Ami because she is a world class cruising sailboat. She is uniquely designed with electronic sail controls, bowthruster, and modern navigational equipment. She also has ocean going safety equipment including liferaft, emergency beacon, and man overboard equipment.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Yacht:
                  What sets Bel Ami Voyages apart from the rest of the charter fleet is that we specialize in taking only 1 guest couple aboard. The vast majority of charter boats cater to 2 or more couples, families or groups. By being the only guest couple aboard, you only have to concern yourselves with your own agenda, and you are the sole beneficiary of the attentions of Captain Dave and 1st Mate Bobbie Rae, whose job it is to provide everything you require for a spectacular trip-guaranteed! You can rest assured that Captain Dave and 1st Mate Bobbie Rae will see to your complete satisfaction, or your money back! There is no other charter company in the industry that provides such a guarantee! To be able to get up in the morning, smell the salt air and feel the wind blow through your hair, jump in the water for a quick splash or a long swim, enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the cockpit, cast off the bow lines or weigh anchor and sail to the next location more beautiful than before, watch the rainbows, bask in the sunlight, hear the silent running of the sails as Bel Ami glides through the deep blue waters, end up at the next quite and safe anchorage, go ashore for sunset libation or remain in the cockpit for happy hour, swim, snorkel, or absolutely do nothing...really enjoying heaven on earth!


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                  Photos

                  • Fun on the Foredeck!

                    Fun on the Foredeck!

                  • Starboard side view with kayak on the rail.

                    Starboard side view with kayak on the rail.

                  • Starboard Salon Settee

                    Starboard Salon Settee

                  • Salon dining

                    Salon dining

                  • Forward berth (the starboard/left side converts into a double berth for a couple

                    Forward berth (the starboard/left side converts into a double berth for a couple

                  • Bel Ami underway!

                    Bel Ami underway!

                  • Bel Ami at Anchor

                    Bel Ami at Anchor

                  • Galley

                    Galley

                  • Master aft berth

                    Master aft berth

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                  Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

                  $7,182 per week (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 2

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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