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

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Last updated: 03/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Yacht
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Exclusively for 1 couple. Honeymoon, Anniversary, Birthday, Special Occasions

Admiral Bobbie Rae and Captain Dave are committed to providing you and yours the ultimate sailing vacation experience for 1 couple. So please read on, and please come sail with us and create precious vacation memories that will last your lifetime.

Unlike other yachts, we specialize in only 1 couple aboard. We provide the perfect getaway on your own private non-smoking 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 voyage is personalized and is a customized vacation tailored to you and your desires. Captain Dave and Admiral 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 you 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 Admiral 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.

Bel Ami is an Amel 53 SuperMaramu, a 53 foot monohull sailboat designed specifically as a world cruising boat. Built in Rochelle, France, she is one of the finest sailboats ever built, with a legendary reputation among cruising sailors. Not typically found in charter fleets, she stands out as an example of safety and seaworthiness. She is equipped with safety features that meet or exceed all United States Coast Guard requirements. She is constantly updated with the latest in sailing technology, including motorized sail controls, electronic navigation charts, satellite communication system. Bel Ami is designed to assure your comfort and safety.

Other amenities include a 6 man dinghy with 15 horsepower engine (the "family car"); 2 person kayak; onboard movie library; complete galley kitchen; internet access in most places we visit; snorkel equipment.

The aft master cabin is all yours: has an oversized queen mattress that is heaven itself. The bed is surrounded by cushioned walls that demarcate your private intimate space. There is ample cabinet space for all your clothes and personal belongings. There is also a built-in vanity with mirror, electric outlets, personal fans, air-conditioning, LED lighting throughout, 6 feet 4 inch headroom.

On deck you will find a spacious very comfortable cockpit complete with bimini sun shades with side shade curtains. Our music system allows you to play your own favorite tunes The stern (back of the boat) steps down to the water, making it exceptionally easy to go for a swim. The well constructed board ladder is simple to use.

The Bel Ami unique difference is that we only take 1 couple aboard. Most other sailing charter operators cater to multiple couples, thereby allowing for lower costs overall by sharing costs. Because we cater to only 1 couple, you are afforded a level of privacy and luxury that is unmatched.

Keywords: sailing, charter, honeymoon, virgin islands honeymoon, sailboat, private yacht, private charter, sailing vacation, sailing charter, beach, ocean, snorkeling, scuba diving, beach combing, LGBT friendly, luxury vacation.

Note: Clothing Optional by request.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

Property Type

  • Yacht

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only:

    We have a very strict non-smoking policy. You will not be allowed to smoke onboard the vessel. Captain Dave is not only the captain and owner of Bel Ami...he is also a physician, Board Certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, and also has a Master's Degree in Public Health. He is committed to the health and well-being of all guests aboard Bel Ami. Our non-smoking policy is a reflection of that commitment. ...moreless

  • 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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


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!


  • 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


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

    Although Bel Ami has a dining table in the salon area, we encourage our guests to dine in the cockpit under the bimini. Enjoy the warm caribbean breezes while gazing at the stars and moon!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • 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


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator:

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

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


--Rates are PER COUPLE.

1) ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE of $7700/couple--MINIMUM 7 NIGHTS-- crew gratuity included in pricing; also includes airport transfers to and from the vessel, 3 luscious meals a day aboard, all snacks aboard, all beverages (including alcohol) aboard, room service/cleaning, fuel expense, customs and immigration fees, mooring fees, and other expenses incidental to the voyage. Not included are optional meals and beverages off the vessel, optional slip fees, optional excursion fees (such as scuba diving, etc), fishing license fees. Captain Dave and Admiral Bobbie Rae will pamper you to your heart's content, providing you with wonderfully delicious healthy meals made from the freshest local ingredients. Sail around the Virgin Islands while experiencing all-inclusive luxury.

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

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    "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 non-smoking hotel room on the private yacht Bel Ami, exclusively for only 1 couple. 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 on our non-smoking, green (solar and wind) 53 foot sailboat, exclusively for only 1 couple. Clothing optional by request.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Ahoy, mateys! We are Captain Dave and Admiral Bobbie Rae. Captain Dave fell in love with the Virgin Islands in 1977 and has 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). Admiral 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. In February 2015 Captain Dave and Admiral Bobbie Rae officially tied the knot, and plan to continue sailing together for the rest of their lives!

Why the Owner Chose East End, Saint Thomas, USVI:
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 Admiral 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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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

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