Andre and Alison Stroebel are from South Africa and have been married for 32 years. They love the sea and are either on it, in it or under it. They started sailing together even before they were married and raced Hobie Cats as a hobby. Soon they started sailing larger catamarans off the unpredictable east and west coasts of South Africa. In 2011 they left South Africa on the Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro Yacht Race on their catamaran Rat Catcher, crossing the Atlantic and ending second in their class. Since then they have been cruising in the Caribbean and are excited to share their experiences with you. They are both qualified SSI Dive Masters.
Andre started his career as a helicopter pilot in the South African Air Force and after 25 years service started flying commercially doing offshore flights to the oil rigs off the Canadian east coast in Newfoundland. He has over 7000 flight hours. He also has over 25 000 sea miles accumulated off the South African coast, Atlantic crossing and sailing the Caribbean and east coast of Florida. He has a South African Sailing Yacht Master Offshore certificate with a 100 ton South African Maritime Safety Authority rating, STCW and First Aid.
Alison started sailing on Optimists in Zimbabwe and then crewed for her Dad on a Flying Dutchman. She knew she had found her true love when she discovered André also loved the sea and sailing. From when they first met they had a shared dream of sailing the world. Alison is a Registered Nurse and specialized in Neonatal premature babies and then in the Operating Room. She is qualified in Basic life Support, CPR and First Aid. She has her offshore Captains license and has over 20 000 sea miles having sailed the South African coast, crossed the Atlantic and sailed extensively in the Caribbean, Bahamas and the Florida coast. She loves being on, in or under the water and especially enjoys sharing her love of snorkeling and diving with new adventurers pointing out the amazing critters under water. Alison has a special affinity to children her best reference is the fact the little ones invariably climb in her lap and go to sleep. With their traveling Alison has incorporated a touch of different cultures in her menu. She loves creating dishes with a strong South African and African traditional food influence with a touch of Mediterranean. In true African tradition you won't go hungry at this table.
If you are interested in learning to sail a Catamaran Andre is always keen to show you the “ropes” and give you some sailing instruction.
With Andre and Alison’s experience of the islands, love for the sea, South African hospitality, with lots of outdoor BBQ’s (South African Braai’s), they are ready to make your Caribbean charter dream come true.
****WE LOVE BABIES, BABIES WELCOME****
Pick Up Locations
Northern Lights 6 kva, brand new engines and sail drives 2015
On-board WiFi. Limited access in BVI until further notice.
# of Videos:
# Dine In:
# Port Hatches:
Yes, sugar scoop
Dinghy # pax:
Water Skis Adult:
Water Skis Kids:
Kayaks 1 Pax:
Kayaks (2 Pax):
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type):
3 - 2 on sugar scoop, 1 on bow
Scuba Diving Details
General Diving Info
SSI Official Dive Boat
Emergency Oxygen is aboard the vessel.
Red Hook Dive Center
Diving Costs information
Guests are to supply their own dive gear or rent gear from a dive shop. Yacht will supply 6 tanks and the first air fill per diver. Additional tanks are not included and would be rented by the guest if required. If divers are sure of sizes, the boat will assist in fetching and returning dive gear. We highly recommend Red Hook Dive Center: www.redhookdivecenter.com Telephone: 340-777-3483 for rentals.
Diving is $35 per dive per diver
Boat will supply 6 tanks and pays for first air fills.
Additional air fills paid for by client.
Max 1 dive per day with no more than 5 dives per week unless previously discussed with and agreed to by the Captain
A fresh fruit platter, Fruit Juice, Tea and Coffee are served with breakfast every day.
Salmon and Ham platter with Bagels and cheese selection
Pancakes with maple syrup and bacon.
Egg, Bacon, Sausages, Mushrooms and Tomato with toast
Savory French toast Ham and Cheese rollups.
Breakfast Banana Split
Lunch is served with your choice of soft drink, iced tea, beer or your favorite cocktail.
Spinach and Mushroom Crust less Quiche with seasonal salad.
Salmon Burgers with Arugula, Pear and Gorgonzola salad
Chili Lime Chicken Salad with fresh baked bread
Bacon wrapped Chicken tenders with Chickpea, Avocado and Feta Salad
Savory Muffins with fresh sliced tomato ham and cheese
Your choice of Wine, Beer or your favorite Cocktail to accompany your dinner.
Traditional South African Bobotie (Beef Bake) on savory yellow rice with Avocado, Sweet Pepper and corn salad
Garlic Shrimp with Peas and Linguine
Grilled Rib Eye Steak with Twice Baked Potato and Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Blue Cjeese and Pomegranate Arils
Coconut crusted Mahi Mahi and Lime Cous Cous and sautéd Asparagus
Grilled Salmon, Rosemary baked baby potatoes and Watermelon salad.
Key Lime Pie
Poached Pears in Red wine
Chocolate Rum cake topped with fresh rum cream
Baked Bananas Caribbean
Mango and Mascarpone Pound Cake Stacks.
Winter 2020 to 2021
Winter 2021 to 2022
GENERAL NOTES: MINIMUM NIGHTS: 4 nights for BVI charters, USVI day charters accepted if schedule permits. If cruising area includes BVI, rates are PLUS permits, licenses and fees which are to be paid by client.
***PORTS**** Once BVI seaports open, yacht available for USVI-BVI charters
****COVID-19 ADDENDUM**** Turquoise Turtle has their own form, please ask us for a copy
HALF-BOARD: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2/$11,700 3/$12,550 4/$13,400 5/$14,250 6/$15,100
LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2/$11,850 3/$12,775 4/$13,700 5/$14,625 6/$15,550
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: CHRISTMAS: 1-6/$18,080 NEW YEARS: 1-6/$19,200
Christmas must end by 12/26 & New Years may not start prior to 12/27
HURRICANE SEASON: Please press client to purchase trip insurance. Please add hurricane clause as well to your contract. Yacht will allow client to rebook unused dates within 6 months of cancellation (excluding holidays. Yacht not responsible for clients shore side expenses if charter cancelled for named storm (this includes meals, hotels, transportation as well as air transport).
TURQUOISE TURTLE CHARTERS IN THE GRENADINES:
-MID JULY 2020 and NOVEMBER/EARLY DECEMBER 2020
-MID JULY 2021 and NOVEMBER/EARLY DECEMBER 2021
Explore the beautiful Grenadines on a 7 night charter. To fully experience the Grenadine cuisine we suggest Half board with 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 3 dinners aboard; 7 night minimum for Grenadines.
CHARTERS IN PUERTO RICO ("The Spanish Virgin Islands"):
Turquoise Turtle is now offering charters to the beautiful Spanish Virgin Islands. Experience a whole new version of Virgin Islands. From USVI to Puerto Rico to USVI.
* * * S P E C I A L S * * *
$1,500 OFF ST MAARTEN CHARTERS
Valid on full-board, half-board and local fare options
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 6
EXCLUDES: may not be combined with any other offer
SAIL BETWEEN: 01-May-21 to 15-July-21
BOOK BY: 01-July-21
All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by ClientLicenses: Paid by Client
Turquoise Turtle is basing out of St Martin for winter 2020 until the British Virgin Islands reopens!
With a direct flight out of Miami to St Maarten and a Covid test, we can have you sipping cocktails on deck en route to the magnificent St Barts by that afternoon!
St Maarten and St Bart’s is an excellent alternative to the USVI’s as it is open to guests but also has many attractions and a more European atmosphere. A mix of beautiful beaches, snorkeling, scuba, exotic restaurants, touring ST Bart’s and French St Martin by car.
Xmas week is still open for 6 guests, fully crewed and inclusive for seven nights at $16,272
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