British-born physics graduate, Sam, has worked as a full-time captain for more than a decade, accumulating thousands of miles at sea, including a transatlantic passage. He is committed to ensuring the highest level of safety, service and fun for every guest. As soon as you step on board he will help you to feel relaxed and at home. His long list of interests include BBQing, making cocktails, stargazing & talking about how stuff works (his former life was spent teaching kids in London). For fitness he enjoys water sports, especially diving & anything with a sail. Sometimes he pays the guitar, quite badly, so better not to ask him for a song.
Chef Zina is Ukrainian and grew up in the seaside town of Yalta in Crimea. She worked in the hotel business from a young age and lived in Italy before meeting Sam and then training as a yacht chef in France, England and Thailand. Guests love Zina’s kindness and her prowess in the galley, where she consistently produces beautiful and delicious meals. Her other interests include music, dancing, swimming & diving.
Sam and Zina met on holiday where they spent long romantic days alone on the beach, dreaming of a life together in the sun. They married almost immediately on Little Bay Beach, Anguilla, and hatched a plan to work together in their dream job, which they call “running a floating 5-star hotel in paradise”. They have been sailing professionally side-by-side, full-time for eight years, all over the eastern Caribbean, across the Atlantic and around much of the Mediterranean. They consider themselves very lucky to be living in beautiful places, sharing their happiness, excellent food and a good vibes with their guests.
Wifi is available in USVI waters and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds in the USA.
# of Videos:
Yes 75 gal
# Dine In:
110v & 220v
Yes 75 gal
# Port Hatches:
Transoms only pls
Dinghy # pax:
Water Skis Adult:
Water Skis Kids:
Kayaks 1 Pax:
Kayaks (2 Pax):
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type):
Scuba Diving Details
General Diving Info
Diving Costs information
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.
Additional dives $50 per dive per person.
Online course required before charter commences.
DSD Course $200
Open water Referral $400
Respite At Sea Sample Menu by Chef Zina
* All breakfast served with Coffee, Tea, Tropical fruit juices, Yogurts, Toast & bagels, Local jams, Tropical fruit
Portholes in the pan
Omelette, sausage and tomato salsa
Scrambled egg sandwich with crispy bacon and grilled tomatoes
Homemade banana bread
Fruity granola cups
Seared tuna Nicoise
Caribbean chicken salad
Beef taco salad
West Indian meat pie with banana salsa
Curried chicken roti
Prosciutto, melon & gouda salad
Spicy pineapple chicken salad with fresh bread
Homemade hummus with pitta and crudités
Pineapple dip with crackers
Olive tapenade with cheese and cold meats
Guacamole, and black-bean dips served with mini tortillas
Fig bruschetta with goats cheese, honey and crackers
Breadsticks wrapped in prosciutto, cherry tomatoes mozzarella and basil
Carrot and ginger soup
Caramelized onion & Brie tarts
West Indian fish cakes
Mahi Mahi ceviche
Beetroot and goats cheese salad
Grilled lobster with roasted garlic potatoes and grilled vegetables
Mango chicken with cous cous, and roasted vegetables
Grilled Jerk Mahi Mahi with basmati rice and plantain salad
Lemon butter baked snapper with mash potato and sautéed vegetables
‘Rasta pasta’ with homemade pesto and Greek salad
Exquisite shrimp curry with jasmine rice
Steak with green peppercorn sauce and herbed sweet potato wedges and avocado orange salad
Pork tenderloin in creamy mushroom sauce with a pumpkin mash & ratatouille
Desserts Rum fudge pie with raspberry coulis & mint
Apple & berry cobbler with vanilla ice cream
Local zesty lime pie
Black forest cake
Baked bananas in tropical sauce
Homemade ice cream and caramel sauce
*Espresso, Coffee, Tea and assorted liquors
Winter 2023 to 2024
BVI Customs fees and cruising permits are included in the rate.
*inquire for short charters* Boat Requires 48hr Turns
Christmas Flat Rate $42,000 inquire for pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum.
New Years Flat Rate 44,000 inquire for pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum.
HALF-BOARD RATES: Discount Applied First
(7/4/3 BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER): $150 off / person
***3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense***
LESS THAN 6 NIGHT CHARTERS DIVIDE BY 6 RULE:
(Rate / 6 X #Nights)
***(Rate divided by 6N X number of nights*** For 6 nights divide rate by 7 X 6N.
CHILD DISCOUNTS: Discount Applied First
Children 15 and under $500 discount
***must be 15 or under at the time of charter***
$2,500 Sleep aboard the night before the charter departs
Guests arrive to the yacht at 5pm. Snacks and welcome drink served, this is not an open bar. Dinner is ashore on clients expense. Continental breakfast provided next morning. Vessel departs at noon.
Exclusive Water Taxi available!
The Caribe Express provides private transportation to and from your charter yacht on a comfortable Aquila 36.
Enjoy complimentary cocktails while our professional crew handles Customs and Immigration
Please inquire for pricing.
All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by ClientLicenses: Paid by Client