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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.
***************************************** Captain Only Rates, per week: 2 - 6 pax - $8000 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
***************************************** All Inclusive Rates, per week: 2 pax 11500 3 pax 12000 4 pax 12500 5 pax 13000 6 pax 13500 Charters of less than one week are pro rated. Minimum charter 4 nights
Half Board, per week
2 pax $11100 4 pax - $11700 6 pax - $12300. Charters of less than one week are pro rated Mininum charter 3 nights
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.
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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!!
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
Three en suite bathrooms with showers and electric heads.
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!!
High season all inclusive Dec 20 - Jan 6, 2016 7 night min stay
winter rates Jan 7 - Jun 30, 2016 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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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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.
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!