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A Luxury Sailing Vacation Through the Crystal Clear Water of the Virgin Islands

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Last updated: 12/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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Luxury Leopard 47 Catamaran Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings is a Leopard 45 catamaran, owned and run by Bambi and Geoff Alexander who provide a warm welcome aboard to all their guests.



These are your choices :
1. Captain Only :
You take care of all provisioning, meals and beverages. To lighten the load you can nip ashore for lunches and dinners when the mood moves you.
or :
Take advantage of Bambi's Yummy meals and cut down on your provision list. $10 to $15 per person. Menu list on request, eg : Coq au vin, Caribbean chicken curry, Med. Spagettti meat sauce ( just buy the spagetti noodles) Penne Alfredo Bacon Bake.... and more.
The yacht is yours, choose your route and let us sail you safely to beautiful anchorages, exciting snorkel or dives sites and of course lets not forget the white sun filled beaches!

2. All Inclusive :
This means a total vacation, you do nothing other than relax and work on a tan!
Your Captain Geoff and chef Bambi will do all the work and all the meal preperation all based on your special preferences. Remember that Bambi is a stunning chef and will spoil your taste buds! Dinner is 3 courses.
Includes a full Captain's Bar. Cocktails are a speciality !

3. Half Board :
This is much the same as 'All Inclusive' except that you will take 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at your own expense.
This allows you to taste and experience the cusine ashore whether it be at Beach Bars or Restaurants all are fun.
We provide all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners aboard Cool Runnings.
Includes Captain's Bar.

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Captain Only Rates, per week:
2 - 6 pax - $7,500
Like a bare boat, with a highly experienced Captain and hostess as your Personal Island Guides.
Charters of less than one week are pro rated.
Minimum Charter 5 Nights

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All Inclusive Rates, per week:

1 April to 15 July 2014. 1 Dec 2014 onwards.

2 pax - $9,500 $10500
3 pax - $10500 $11500
4 pax - $11500 $12500
5 pax - $12250 $13000
6 pax - $12000 $13500.

Charters of less than one week are pro rated.
Minimum charter 3 nights

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Half Board, per week
1 April to 15 July 2014. 1 Dec 2014 onwards
2 pax - $9,100 $10100
4 pax - $10200 $11700
6 pax - $10800 $12300.
Charters of less than one week are pro rated
Mininum charter 3 nights

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Christmas & New Years add 10% - 6 pax minimum / 7 day minimum. Sorry, no discounts on Christmas & New Years
Captain Only, and Half Board charters are not available for Christmas & New Year
We pick up in St Thomas, or BVI.
We welcome last minute charters!
We welcome Broker inquiries.

For the latest Cool Runnings happenings, look for us on FaceBook at: Cool Runnings Yacht Charter.



This catamaran has a great charter pedigree and is a former Cruising World Boat-of-the-year. She features three lavish queen-sized cabins each with ensuite heads and showers, and electric toilets. All the cabins are air conditioned. The saloon has CD and Ipod connection, DVD and TV as well as plenty of games. Her tender is a 12-foot rib with an engine powerful enough to pull you or your guests around the bay. She also has a two-seater kayak, stand up paddle board and noodles and floaters for the less active guests. She has enough snorkels and fins for everybody and for the more adventurous Scuba diving and windsurfing can always be arranged.
Some of the best diving in the world is in the BVI, which includes the wreck of the RMS Rhone, which featured in the movie “The Deep”.

There is a wide choice of walks and National Parks to be explored. there are numerous attractive beach bars and restaurants around the Islands.
Whether you are looking for a fully crewed, all inclusive vacation with gourmet meals and drinks provided, or a Captain Only vacation that allows you take over in the galley or dine shore, we guarantee our Leopard will be the perfect choice for you.
Bambi is a gourmet chef with more than 20 years experience. In the all inclusive and half board option she will create delicious daily menus for you from your detailed preference sheet which we receive before your arrival.
Come sail away with us today!!

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Property Type

  • Yacht
  • 1080 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Private Chef
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome:

        Children should be water safe. ...moreless

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Smoking Allowed:

        Aft step only....moreless

      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

      • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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      • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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      • Three en suite queen cabins with hanging and shelving cupboards, air conditioning, 12 inch fan, 4 port windows and 1 large overhead hatch. Beds have white linen sheets with white cotton overthrow. Port aft cabin has TV video with dvd player. ...moreless

      Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

      • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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      • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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      • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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      • Three en suite bathrooms with showers and electric heads.

      Other Amenities

          • Cool Runnings will have all you need and more, with the Caribbean sea as your playground! Whether you are looking for a fully crewed, all inclusive vacation with gourmet meals and drinks provided, or a Captain Only vacation that allows you take over in the galley or dine shore, we guarantee our Leopard will be the perfect choice for you. Come sail away with us today!! ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            A good selection of books of all types...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Games:

            Mexican train , scrabble, cards....moreless

          • Music Library:

            Plenty to choose from all types of music...moreless

          Theme

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

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Boating
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shelling
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

              • Water View

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Fly Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Spacious seating for 6 persons in a fully protected cockpit. Cockpit has side awnings and sunscreens....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                All cabins...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                All wet stuff can be hung on the guard lines with pens provided...moreless

              • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                Two seater Kayak, 1 stand up paddle board and great space for your on board exercise regime....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                All linen as required...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Saloon seating for 6 persons, 32 inch TV with media player, CD player with Ipod connection....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Bath and beach towels...moreless

              Kitchen

              Outside

              • Boat:

                12 foot inflatable rib with 30 hp motor...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                The entire deck is your lounging area...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Two seater Kayak...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Water Sports Gear:

                Stand up paddle board, towing tube, wake board...moreless

              Pool / Spa

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Included
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      High season all inclusive
                      Dec 20 - Jan 7, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $14,850
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,071
                      $7,500

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      The quoted rates are based on captain only. All expenses for your account. First night dinner provided free. Pre ordered meals available at $10 per person.

                      Full board rates as follows per week: 6 pax $13500, 4pax $12500, 2 pax $10500.

                      Full board includes all meals ( except one dinner ashore) captains bar and all soft drinks

                      Half board, 4 dinners and 3 lunches ashore deduct $200 pp per week

                      A 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking, a further 25% two months before the start date and the balance 7 days before arrival.


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                      Location

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Cruising in the Virgin Islands is like sailing through a treasure trove of beauty. (One, the pirates left behind). A sailing dream of constant warm trade winds, pristine waters, forty perfect islands, cays and hundreds of gorgeous anchorages. Topsides there are lush green hills and mountains, sparkling white sandy beaches, a rollicking history of pirates, treasure and rum, beach bars, restaurants and shopping. Down under there is a world of staggering beauty, coral reefs and a tantalizing colour kaleidoscope of tropical fish. This sounds like a tourist promotion, but there it is, all true, now that you have the picture, a perfect, perfect paradise.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: Geoff and Bambi were born in Cape Town, South Africa. Geoff has a Building Science degree from University of Cape Town and had his own building company for 25 years. I started out as a nurse and after the children were born entered the food arena, I had a catering company for 15 years. We married in our early 30's and share 5 children, at this stage we have three lovely grand daughters. Geoff has always been into boats and loved dinghy sailing, once we were married he received a brochure in the post advertising a flotilla sailing holiday in Greece. After a quick deck hand sailing course we flew off to Greece and experienced our first keel boat sailing experience. We were hooked and before long had a small boat of our own. Once all their children had completed their education, we set off across the Atlantic in our 34 foot monohull called Alexis, we sold her in America after being seduced by the Catamaran. We built our second boat Alexis 2 a 38 foot catamaran in Cape Town and sailed her once again across the Atlantic to the Virgin Islands where we chartered for 5 happy years. The cruising bug bit, and we decided to sail across the Pacific to Australia, enjoy the exotic South Pacific islands and then hang up our sailing shoes and return home to be the best Grand parents ever. The trip was a dream come true, we wallowed in wonderful adventures and eventually sold Alexis 2 in Sydney. Back in Cape Town with the family we enjoyed fun times and did indeed become excellent Grand parents. But.... the inevitable but.... we missed the life on the water, the wind, the sea and the freedom and fun of sailing, we missed the interaction of meeting new people and finally decided to share the time between home and chartering. We purchased the beautiful Cool Runnings and returned to chartering. This is where you will find us now we charter in the Virgin Islands from November to July. We invite you to join us, we will sail you to exqusite islands and stunning anchorages!

                      Why the Owner Chose Tortola:
                      Why the Virgin Islands? Well, they are simply made for sailing. They are set like a string of jewels sparkling in the sunshine in safe protected waters. The yacht Cool Runnings acts much like a turtle shell, carrying us and our guests to safe anchorages, a different island, beach or Cay every day. (without having to pack luggage and call taxis!) So very comfortable and when the wind perks up there is some exhilerating sailing ! The beaches are pristine, our favourite being Anegada. (check out Cool Runnings Charter Yacht, our Face Book page and our article on the beautiful Anegada) Snorkeling and diving is an absolute delight in warm crystal clear waters where inquisitive fish are so friendly they escourt you while you snorkel! There is a good bit of history too concerning Pirates of old and if Robert Louis Stevenson could be inspired to write the classic Treasure Island while on Norman Island then just imagine how intoxicating the Islands can be! We love the laid back (lets live today) atmosphere and have experienced and also seen how theraputic this can be for our guests, who usually only have a week with us but are so revived and envigorated almost as if they have had months of holiday. So far, we have not had one person who would not return in a flash!!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Yacht:
                      We have mentioned above the unique convenience of a yacht, comparing it to a turtle shell, this aspect can not be over emphasized. Imagine visiting these islands, there are 40 of them and having to pack up your belongings everytime you moved on. This would either be highly irritating or you would opt for remaining in one or two places. The yacht affords you a one time unpack session and then a restful vacation. Everything is brought to your doorstep and yet you keep moving! At the same time you have the benefit of walking, touring or exploring the places you get to by dinghy or if you're not feeling so energetic then just fall into the warm velvet water and float watching the palm trees ashore gently blow in the breeze. Add to this the very best gourmet meals, cocktails and drinks if should so choose without having to dress and go out. Before ever considering chartering our yacht this is what captured us, the freedom and ease of travel with out baggage!


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                      Photos

                      • Cool Runnings flying with the wind

                        Cool Runnings flying with the wind

                      • Alfresco dining in our protected cockpit.

                        Alfresco dining in our protected cockpit.

                      • En suite heads.

                        En suite heads.

                      • Pears in red wine, yum!

                        Pears in red wine, yum!

                      • Sumptious three course dinners

                        Sumptious three course dinners

                      • White sand and gin clear waters

                        White sand and gin clear waters

                      • Virgin Gorda land tour

                        Virgin Gorda land tour

                      • Palms and beach bars

                        Palms and beach bars

                      • Soaking up the sun, keeping cool.

                        Soaking up the sun, keeping cool.

                      • Laughing gulls wanting attention!

                        Laughing gulls wanting attention!

                      • Deadmans Beach, Peter Island

                        Deadmans Beach, Peter Island

                      • Apple Bay surf

                        Apple Bay surf

                      • Gracious saloon

                        Gracious saloon

                      • Master suite with TV/DVD and en suite heads.

                        Master suite with TV/DVD and en suite heads.

                      • Yummy breakfasts

                        Yummy breakfasts

                      • Chill and suntan on our spacious trampoline.

                        Chill and suntan on our spacious trampoline.

                      • Fun on the trampoline

                        Fun on the trampoline

                      • Underwater magic!

                        Underwater magic!

                      • Romantic sunsets and sundowners

                        Romantic sunsets and sundowners

                      • exploring the baths on Virgin Gorda

                        exploring the baths on Virgin Gorda

                      • Try your hand at the SUP.

                        Try your hand at the SUP.

                      • Catch you dinner!

                        Catch you dinner!

                      • Beautiful view, Peter Island

                        Beautiful view, Peter Island

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