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Cruise the Grenadines on Your Own Boat from Bequia

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Last updated: 09/02/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Port Elizabeth boat description

By chartering Quest, a 44 ft sailing yacht, you will safely and comfortably sail the Grenadines with a local skipper. This is a great opportunity to try out sailing while still having plenty of time to relax on board. Best of all, you will have the ability to get away from the crowds and reach islands only accessible by boat.

Quest is located in Port Elizabeth, on the island of Bequia, SVG. This boat, which has been completely refurbished in the last 5 years, was built to cruise the Caribbean sea. Compared to boats of the same size, the cabins and beds of Quest are large, and offer a lot of privacy. A 6 feet 2 inches tall man will feel comfortable anywhere inside. The boat has two cabins, each equipped with its own bathroom (with shower). One of the cabins (with ensuite bathroom) is separated from the kitchen by the cockpit, which gives it great intimacy. This cabin can be locked as well, so you can protect your valuables when you're out swimming, exploring islands or having a meal ashore. The cockpit, protected from the sun, contains the wheel and the cushioned outdoor dining area.

There are actually 3 cabins in the boat. One at the front, with a double bed, the main cabin or saloon, which has bunk beds (one double, one single), as well as the banquette by the dining table which can double as a single bed; and the aft cabin, which has a double bed. The also provides access to a third, small bathroom, usually used by the crew.

If rented by one couple, the 2 crew will sleep in the front cabin. If rented by two couples or a family, the crew will sleep on the bunk beds in the saloon. If you wish to have more persons aboard and provide a crew member yourself (up to 7 guests can be accommodated + one skipper), this is also possible.

Quest is an exceptionally well-maintained classic wooden sailing yacht that has been extensively refitted in 2007 and 2015 (all of the sails were replaced, the fabrics and cushions inside the boat replaced, the wood changed, polished, varnished, and every little thing that needed to be repaired was either professionally fixed or changed for a new one of the best quality). There are nice sailing lights on the foredeck, on the back and even under the boat so you can look at all the Caribbean fish swimming underneath at nighttime. There is also a new luxurious and powerful dinghy to take you ashore, a wake board and snorkeling equipment (size 10 for men and size 8 for women, as well as masks and snorkels for two children 4-8 year old). You can jump in the water from the side of the boat and climb back in with the ladder. There is also a gas barbecue on the deck - so you or the cook can barbecue fresh lobsters and the fish you catch, and the kitchen is equipped to be fully functional and as comfortable as possible.

There is a solar power generator on the deck and 110V electricity sockets in every room (cabin) so you can charge your phone and computer. Unlike other boats that you can charter, Quest also has a little library with novels, Caribbean guide books and biographies. There are also a few board games. There is plenty of linen and towels (for the beach or the showers).

We can suggest you try 3 or 7 days sailing itineraries, or you can make up your own trip as you go along.

Property Type

  • Boat
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

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

      Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children love to play in the water. Parents are advised that they should supervise them at all time. There is one children size life jacket (50 pounds or more) on the boat, as well as a child size snorkel and mask....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

          • Front Cabin: 1 double

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          • Main Cabin: 1 double, 1 bunk bed, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            This is the living room and kitchen area....moreless

          • Back cabin: 1 queen

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          • If you are renting the boat as one couple, the staff will sleep in the front cabin. This is ideal for privacy! If rented by two couples, you will take the front and aft cabins, the skipper and the cook will sleep in the main cabin (saloon). There are three bathrooms aboard, one per cabin. In each cabin you will find the bed, reading lights, hatches for fresh air and a few drawers underneath the bed to put personal effects in. They also have 110V electricity sockets. The back cabin locks so you can put your valuables in there when you go out for a swim to the beach or a dinner ashore....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Back bathroom: toilet, shower

            Electric toilet and shower...moreless

          • Front bathroom: toilet, shower

            Manual toilet....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            This is a very functional kitchen. For $50 per person per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be cooked for you Or for $26 per person per day, we will provide supplies for all snacks and meals....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Bottled water, soft drinks (diet coke, ginger ale, soda water, etc.), juice, and unlimited local rhum. Optional: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided (Caribbean recipes). See rates....moreless

          • Dining:

            You can either eat outside in the cockpit (and watch the sunset) or inside. The dining room table is adjustable and can accommodate up to 6 guests....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            There are two refrigerated containers and one freezer. ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            There are enough for 6 people....moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas stove and oven....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            There are bed sheets, pillows and pillow cases. There are no blankets, but nights are warm so you should not need any!...moreless

          • Living Room:

            The living room is the same as the dining room. It is comfortable and can be brightly lit in the evening....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            There are many bath towels, which can also be used at the beach. There are kitchen towels as well....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            There are no children books. There are many easy-reading novels, some classics, biographies, travel books about the Caribbean and especially Bequia....moreless

          • Stereo:

            There is a waterproof sound system that can be used either inside or on the deck. You can connect it to your iPod or phone....moreless

          • Games:

            There are a few board games and card games....moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            The equivalent to the lanai would be the cockpit. It is covered so you can have shade, but you still get the magnificent view and breeze from the Caribbean sea....moreless

          • Boat:

            On top of the sailing yacht, a powerful dinghy is attached to it. It allows you to reach shallower waters and to go ashore....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            Relax on the deck, soak in the sun, jump in the water, watch the sunset or the starry night....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            There is a natural gas barbecue at the back of the boat....moreless

          • Water Sports Gear:

            There is an adult size wakeboard....moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Romantic

          Location & View

          • Beach View:

            Anchor by the white sandy beaches of the Grenadine islands, whether it is Petit Saint Vincent, Mayreau, or Bequia!...moreless

          • Ocean View:

            The beautiful turquoise Caribbean sea will be surrounding you. Great sunset view!...moreless

          Activities

          • Churches
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Groceries
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Shelling
          • Boating
          • Whale Watching
          • Walking
          • Beachcombing
          • Restaurants
          • ATM/Bank
          • Fishing
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Christmas and New Year
          Dec 21 - Jan 4
          3 night min stay
          $600
          My Standard Rate
          1 night min stay
          $575
          $3,675

          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest


          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Anchoring in Mustique $75
          • Taxes Included

          Notes:

          Rates based on 4 people occupancy.

          Rates include taxes and tips.

          Please note that if you wish to provide your own crew and cook yourself, this is also possible and the rates will be adjusted accordingly. Please let us know if that is your preference as we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs. Your privacy and comfort are our priority.

          After review of the quote, you will receive a Paypal invoice via email.

          50% deposit at time of booking, the balance due 30 days before departure. Up to 60 days prior to departure, the deposit can be canceled without any fees. If the cancellation occurs within 60 days of the departure, the deposit will not be refunded. 7 days before departure, no refund.

          We welcome last minute bookings!


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          Last updated: 09/02/2014
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          Location

          7 Kilometres
          Nearest Airport
          Bequia
          0.1 Miles
          Nearest Ferry
          Admiralty Transport
          1 Kilometres
          Nearest Beach
          Princess Margaret Beach
          0.2 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Frangipani

          Car: Not Necessary

          Bequai is a fantastic spot in itself. It is one of the four islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines that are accessible by plane. Bequai has a about a dozen restaurants, some serving the best Caribbean lobsters you will ever get.

          After the complimentary pick up from the airport, you will see the colorful houses of Bequai, perched in the mountains and overlooking the turquoise sea. Once you reach the boat, you will be able to get to land easily on the luxurious dinghy, go ashore for some shopping or to the Princess Margaret beach, named after her visit and her royal love for the spot.

          Of course, the nice thing about being on a boat is that you don't have to stay in one place and can discover the beauty of the Grenadines during your stay. Save a week on the rental of a house and visit Mustique, the privately-owned island where the rich and famous own beautiful mansions, visit Petit Nevis and its old whale-hunting site, walk on the absolutely stunning beaches of the privately owned island-resort of Petit Saint-Vincent and snorkel among the tropical fish of the coral reefs surrounding the Tobago Cays. Swim to beautiful white beaches every day. If you wish, you can go ashore to eat in one of the towns, whether it is in Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau or Union. Other common activities include sunbathing on deck, observing the stars, enjoying a cocktail while watching the sunset, reading in bed, fishing and snorkeling. Did I mention sailing?

          Flights to Bequia leave from Barbados twice daily. We will take care of you as soon as you land in Bequia and will either take you back to Bequia at the end of the trip or to the other island of your choice.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2007

          About the owner: My name is Christine. I'm 34 years old and the mother of a 6 year old daughter. In my day job - I am a politician in Montreal -. In his day job, my husband, Jon, is finding a cure for Parkinson's disease. We own or rent properties in multiple cities, wherever business or leisure takes us (mostly Toronto, Montreal, New York, Shanghai, Las Vegas and the Caribbean). We love to spend time on our boat in the Caribbean, but we obviously can not be there all the time. It is with great excitement that we are making it available for rent after a few years of refurbishing and keeping it to ourselves (my husband used to charter it himself before buying it). Since a sailing yacht requires a lot of maintenance, we employ a local manager, Jonnhy, who oversees all local operations and manages guest needs on the ground as well as supervising the crew.

          Why the Owner Chose Port Elizabeth:
          My husband used to charter Quest himself when he moved from the UK to Canada. It was simpler to fly to the Caribbean than to fly to Thailand or other warm Asian countries. When he found Bequia and the Grenadines, he fell in love (me too!). It is such a beautiful place, that really provides peace, tranquility and this 'away from everything' feeling that you only get when you are alone. He had rented hotel rooms and chartered a few other boats in the Grenadines as well but preferred the comfort and freedom of Quest. When the boat became available for sale, he bought it.

          The Unique Benefits at this Boat:
          When I was young, I used to travel a lot with my parents and brothers in a motor home. In my mind, a boat and a motor home are very similar. Within 44 feet, you need to have everything a house would provide, plus the ability to move around. Quest is much better than any motor home I have ever seen. I personally love the intimacy it provides, with the bedrooms that close with doors and the ensuite bathrooms. I'm also a bit of a sun-freak, and wear 30 SPF sunscreen at all time, so I love that the boat has a bimany over the cockpit. The shade it provides is a godsend.


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          Photos

          • One of the views you will be able to enjoy.

            One of the views you will be able to enjoy.

          • Magnificent sunset in Bequia, seen from the back of Quest.

            Magnificent sunset in Bequia, seen from the back of Quest.

          • Climb back in after a swim using the ladder attached to the side of the boat.

            Climb back in after a swim using the ladder attached to the side of the boat.

          • Some books in the boat's well stocked library.

            Some books in the boat's well stocked library.

          • Side view of Quest.

            Side view of Quest.

          • Quest, sailing.

            Quest, sailing.

          • The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' flag at the back of the boat.

            The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' flag at the back of the boat.

          • The cockpit with the wheel and part of the outside dining area.

            The cockpit with the wheel and part of the outside dining area.

          • The bed in the back cabin.

            The bed in the back cabin.

          • This is how Quest is. You can find more info on wikipedia by typing CSY 44.

            This is how Quest is. You can find more info on wikipedia by typing CSY 44.

          • Quest, a CSY 44, sailing with the wind.

            Quest, a CSY 44, sailing with the wind.

          • The cute shops on the famous island of Mustique.

            The cute shops on the famous island of Mustique.

          • The dinghy, pulled on a deserted white sandy beach.

            The dinghy, pulled on a deserted white sandy beach.

          • A delicious typical Caribbean meal: lobster or crab, seasoned rice and a salad.

            A delicious typical Caribbean meal: lobster or crab, seasoned rice and a salad.

          • The palm trees on the island of Petit Nevis (only accessible by boat).

            The palm trees on the island of Petit Nevis (only accessible by boat).

          • The dinghy anchored in a quiet bay for an afternoon swim.

            The dinghy anchored in a quiet bay for an afternoon swim.

          • Quest, sailing.

            Quest, sailing.

          • A magnificent sunset.

            A magnificent sunset.

          • Living room and dining room area inside the main cabin.

            Living room and dining room area inside the main cabin.

          • Sunset view from the back of the boat in Bequia. You can see the gas barbecue.

            Sunset view from the back of the boat in Bequia. You can see the gas barbecue.

          • The coral reefs and tropical fish of the Tobago Cays, only accessible by boat.

            The coral reefs and tropical fish of the Tobago Cays, only accessible by boat.

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          Date last modified - Saturday, July 05, 2014

          $575 - $600 per night (USD)
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          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
          Sleeps 7

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