Grace Catamaran Vacations, Virgin Islands
Grace Catamaran Virgin Islands is our Boat of the week and I am thrilled to introduce you to this yacht and crew.
Joseph and Britta with their new 2020 52 Lagoon catamaran offer fabulous Sail and SCUBA charters in the Virgin Islands. In June and July of 2021 Grace has a couple of weeks open in the Grenadines.
“Grace Catamaran” is the perfect Trifecta: World Class Sailing in Luxury Accommodations + Superb Cuisine coupled with Incredible Water Adventures while surrounded by the Beautiful Virgin Islands = The Best Luxury Yachting Experience.”
Tell me about Grace Catamaran Yacht?
Grace Catamaran embodies luxury and space. Whenever you charter a brand new yacht, you also find volumes of interior space.
Grace has two queen cabins and one twin bunk cabin. All of the cabins are luxuriously appointed and have their full-sized en suite washrooms with separate showers.
Of course, each spacious cabin also has its own individually controlled air conditioning.
What about the outside areas on Grace Catamaran?
Grace features excellent entertaining and relaxing Areas as well!
Your view from The flybridge is unsurpassed. As Captain Joseph steers you to Blue Horizons, enjoy the view from Grace’s Enormous Convertible Settee! One of the Best Seats in the House!
You can also enjoy the sunrise while sipping your coffee in the forward cockpit lounge & trampoline area.
Or, maybe you want to hang out in the aft cockpit where the exquisite gourmet cuisine appears.
The main salon has an open concept galley featuring a bar Bar with a table, sizeable sofa-chaise seating with the TV/Entertainment system & Apple TV.
Can you SCUBA dive on Grace Catamaran?
Definitely! Not only certified divers can SCUBA aboard Grace, but also Joseph and Britta can offer a Resort Dive Course for those who are NOT certified and want to try it out.
Grace carries all equipment is on board, and you can do up to 5 dives during a 7-day charter, which accompanies a relaxed sailing schedule.
Try your hand with one of their Yamaha 275 L Sea Scooters and enjoy watching the fish life at a higher speed!
Plus, you will want to leave room for the other toys available to you!
What other toys are there on Grace Catamaran?
Grace Catamaran has plenty of toys on board besides SCUBA diving for you to enjoy!
- 14′ Tender with 40 hp engine
- Towing Tube
- Floating Mats
- 2 SUP (Paddleboards)
- Underwater Camera and Video
- Fishing Gear with 2 rods
- Water Skis
- Snorkel Gear
- 2 x Yamaha 275 L Sea Scooters
Who is the crew on Grace Catamaran?
Captain Joseph and Britta Stiles, along with Ship’s mascot Zoie are your crew on board.
Your crew came from different parts of the United States and met in the Virgin Islands.
Joseph grew up on a small family farm in the Pacific Northwest. He received degrees in the Culinary Arts, Patisserie and Baking from the Western Culinary Institute in Portland Oregon.
Then in 2009, he packed his bags and moved aboard a sailboat in St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Joseph perfected the art of fine cuisine, adapting the premiere culinary French ideology of “Mise en Place” within the luxury yachting experience on a 120′ Motor Yacht for five years.
Britta grew up with her toes in the sandy beaches in Florida, and the underwater world became her passion. She also moved to St Croix, where she honed in her skills as being one of the premier dive guides and instructors.
For the last several years, Joseph and Britta have been working together running luxury charter vacations until this past summer when they purchased their yacht.
The third crew member is Zoie, a 10lb soaking wet sweetheart of a dog. If you don’t care for dogs, Joseph and Britta are happy to board Zoie ashore.
Tell me about the food onboard Grace Catamaran?
You are in luck! Chef Joseph is an amazingly talented Chef who sources organic and local wherever he can. Joseph and Britta work in concert to ensure that your dining experience is one you will always remember.
I had the good fortune to be invited onboard for a luncheon in November 2019. Let me share what MY menu was.
First Course: Wahoo Ceviche with Jalapeno, Sweet Bell Peppers, Cilantro, Coconut Milk, Lime Juice, and homemade Plantain Chips.
Second Course: Seared U10 Sea Scallops with Butter Parsnip Ravioli, Roasted Garnet Yam, Asparagus, Pickled Sugar Snap Peas, Foie Gras, and a Truffle Infusion.
Third Course: Lime Souffle with homemade caramel sauce.
Of course, the menu is customizable and takes in your food preferences and dietary needs.
What are the extras costs on the charter?
All the rates listed below are mostly fully crewed and inclusive. Extras on top of these that you have to take into account are:
- Crew Gratuity. You should consider 15-20% of the Charter fee adjusted up or down, depending on the service you feel that you have received.
- SCUBA diving. Rates are $50.00 per person per dive for certified divers and include your gear and your Divemaster.
- $125 for 1st discover (Resort dive for uncertified divers) dive, and any additional resort diving is $75 per person. Dive gear is included.
- Open water certifications are also offered, please contact me for rates.
- Any dockage that you request during the charter week. The beauty of sailing is being out on an anchor swinging in the breeze at quieter anchorages.
- Any food or drink that you choose to have onshore.
What are Grace Catamaran’s 7-night rates?
2 guests: $23,000
3 guests: $23,750
4 guests: $24,500
5 guests: $25,250
6 guests: $26,000
All rates are in US Dollars. Children under ten years old at the time of sailing receive a discount (up to a maximum of 4) of $250.00.
It is possible to cruise for six-nights on Grace, and the rate is prorated.
Xmas and New Years weeks rates are higher at $32,000 and $36,000
Does Grace Catamaran offer a Sleepaboard?
Yes! A Sleep Aboard is where you can board the yacht after 5 PM the night before your charter starts.
Most charters run from noon on pick up day until noon on drop off day. You receive a welcome drink.
Subsequently, you have dinner ashore at your expense and then in the morning a light breakfast on board.
The Captain and yourself will then agree on the time for leaving the dock.
Grace Catamarans’ rate for a Sleepaboard is $1200.00
Does Grace offer Half Board Charters?
Yes! If you would prefer to have some of your meals ashore, then you can take a half-board charter. You have all your breakfasts, 4 of your lunches, and 3 of your dinners on the boat, and then the rest you take ashore at your own expense.
Please do not take a half board to save money, as it will end up costing you more money than a full board charter, and it does limit the anchorages that you can stay to ones with restaurants. Only take this option if you want to experience the local restaurants.
I always recommend going ashore for dinner one night, and especially if you are out in Anegada where you can put your toes in the white sandy beaches and have fresh lobster BBQ’ed for you!
That’s it! I love the boat! When can I book?