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Crewed Charter on 57" Catamaran QUEST in the Virgin Islands

Cruising Monohull
57 ft
12 Guests

About This Boat

Sail the Virgin Islands on the crewed 57 foot Catamaran QUEST. 

Private Day sails for up to 12 guests with rates as low as $175 per person. 

Or choose inclusive, week long, private term charters for up to 6 guests!

Rates:  

*Gratuity is not included: 15% – 20% gratuity to crew is a standard reward for great service.

Private Day Sail

• $175 per person up to 12 guests with a $800 minimum. 9am-3pm

Sail St.Croix or St. Thomas & St.John. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch, snacks, beverages, rum punch, and full ships bar. Sip cocktails on the bow amid the sun and sea spray, or jump in and explore the Sea!

Sunset Sail

• $100 per person up to 12 guest with a $400 minimum. 4pm-7pm

Relax aboard Quest while the sun dips down to color the horizon. Indulge in freshly prepared hors d’oeuvres, refreshing beverages, Champagne/Prosecco and tropical rum punch.

Specialty Sail

• $250 per person, up to 12 guests. $1000 minimum. 2pm-8pm

Afternoon through Sunset Dinner Cruise. 2pm-8pm, Sleep late. Join us in the afternoon: Enjoying snorkeling and fun in the water, take in the sunset with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a delicious gourmet dinner spread.

 

Weekly Charters (8 days/ 7 nights all inclusive charters)

• From $13,000 to $14,500 (2 -4 passengers)
• From $15,250 to $16,000 (5-6 passengers)
• Christmas (December 19, 2017 - December 26, 2017) flat rate $18,500
• New Years (December 26, 2017 - January 3, 2017) flat rate $20,500
• Tandem charters available with sister ships to accommodate larger groups.

Other information (Weekly Charters)

• $250 discount for children under 12yrs old.
• Enjoy $150 off per person discount for ‘half board’. A ‘half board’ is a great way to take some meals aboard and others ashore.
• Half board includes: all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners.
• Holiday Premiums: All inclusive up to 8 days, 6 guests
• All rates subject to change.

 

What You Can Expect:

Sail the Virgin Islands and leave all responsibilities behind you. We take care of everything. Your accommodations, transportation, dining, entertainment… It’s what we do. Why see one island when you can see all you want? Customize your vacation your way. Have a wild adventure and explore land and sea; or check out like a beach bum and indulge in local cuisine and cocktails… it’s your vacation. Spend it the way you choose.

Travel in the Islands

Life in the Caribbean moves along at a pace all it’s own – that’s part of its charm. Service will likely move a bit more slowly than you’re used to as locals are not in the same hurry you might experience stateside. This may seem inconvenient at first, but try to relax and don’t let the change of pace upset you. Once you begin to unwind and adjust to island time, you’ll be so glad you did. The islands are spectacularly beautiful… so slow down and soak it in. If you’re not having a great experience with the locals, it may be because you forgot to greet them! Islanders always greet one another with “Good morning”, “Good afternoon”, or “Good night” – always. “Good night” is used as a greeting (like “good evening”) and often repeated quickly like “Good night good night”. This kind of interaction with locals will go a long way toward a positive experience in the Virgin Islands.

Unless you’ve arranged for a boat pick-up at the airport (yes really, we can do that – off the plane and straight onto the boat!) be sure you know the marina location where you will be boarding Quest. Local taxi’s will be familiar with the different marina locations and they’ll get you there at a flat rate per person which is posted at the airport. Be sure that you know where you’re going and what you’re paying to avoid any conflicts later. If you experience a delay, please call or text your captain or crew to let them know. AT&T works great in the VI’s. Verizon and other? not so much.

For the love of God – Remember to bring your passport. Sure it’s easy to travel about the US Virgin Islands without a passport, but that wont fly in the British islands and trust me, you’re going to want to visit those too!

Getting Acquainted

Upon your arrival, you’ll be greeted with tropical cocktails by the Captain and his first mate. They will show you around the yacht, you’ll select your quarters and begin to settle in. The crew will then take some time to go over the do’s and don’t about living aboard, they will begin to get acquainted with your group and seek to find out what your dream cruise consists of so they can show you the time of your life. This is a great time to plot your course and plan your activities. Don’t worry – the crew is super experienced at showing folks a good time – they are professionals. They’ll have lots of suggestions and ideas about where to go and what to do. Want to learn about your yacht, trim the sails, even take the helm? No problem… Or just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Please note that the Captain has an enormous responsibility for both the yacht, maritime safe practices and the safety of all aboard – he has the final word in all decisions.

Packing and Luggage

Duffle bags and soft-sided luggage are the best  on Quest because you can roll ’em up and stow them away.
Over-packers (you know who you are) if ever there was a time to overcome your ‘condition’, this would be that time. Boats have limited space – period. Wouldn’t you rather use that space moving about your cabin comfortably rather than squeezing around a bunch of stuff you’re not even going to use or wear? Most of your time will be spent in swimwear and casual comfort. You’ll need so little to enjoy your time here.

• Clothing
• Toiletries
• Sun care: Bring Sunblock
• Medications
• Beach & Sea equipment

Our Trips

We love to show you around the Islands! There’s no better way to see these lush lands than looking in from the seaside.
Most Day Sails last about 5-6 hours. We spoil you with a fabulous lunch and rum punch while you enjoy cruising, snorkeling and water toys like paddle boards & kayaks.

It’s your day so we cater it to you!

 

What To Expect Onboard:

Quest is a 57′ Simonis classic catamaran. She’s a smooth sailing yacht, a spacious live aboard, and an adventure waiting to happen. She’s both the journey & the destination. Quest is abundantly appointed with everything a tropics loving traveler could possibly require.

Quest is all about providing a week you'll remember for a lifetime. Spread out in the sun-lit and breezy salon, relax in your Queen size ensuite state room, jump in and enjoy the sea from the dive deck, or enjoy your cocktail while lounging on the giant trampolines!

Specification

• Designer: Simonis
• Built: 1991
• Length: 57ft
• Cabins: 4 Queen ensuite staterooms A/C
• Guests: up to 6 overnight / up to 12 on day sail
• Children Allowed: Yes
• Children Min. Age: water safe
• Home port: US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas & St. Croix
• British Virgin Islands: Available for BVI pickups by request
• Scuba: Scuba available on board Available

 

Weekly Term charters:

Accommodations

4 Queen Staterooms each with ensuite bath and electric lavac head. A/C is available throughout for guests comfort. After many years of offering 8 passenger charters, Quest is now a 6 guest yacht. This creates an even more comfortable, attentive and specialized experience for all aboard. It also allows our crew to occupy a full stateroom while leaving extra crew quarters for add-ons like a private masseuse or dive instructor. You’ll love the salon with its exceptionally spacious layout. There’s both indoor and outdoor dining, depending on your preference. Guests adore our HUGE nets in the forward bow for lounging about and enjoying the sea spray. The stern provides a fully equipped dive deck / swim platform, also great space for yoga or sunbathing.

Amenities

• Air Conditioning
• Salon, cockpit & Deck Stereo
• Movie screen
• Deck Shower x2
• BBQ grill on deck
• Hair Dryers
• Board Games
• Sun Awning & screens
• Hammock
• Deck coolers x3

Water Toys

• Dinghy: 14ft 40 hp center console
• Mask, fins, snorkels
• Stand-up Paddleboard x2
• Kayak (single) x2
• *Tube, wake board
• Floating sun mats
• Float noodles with built in drink
• *Scuba dive gear and tanks
• *Six man floating island
• Hammock
(*term charter only)

Scuba Diving

• Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
• Scuba Terms: 5 dives complementary during weeklong charter for certified divers. Please enquire for shorter stays.
• Divemaster onboard.
• Dive Tanks: 18
• Day Sail Scuba Charters are available by request.
• Number of dives per charter week: 5
• Night lights: available

Additional Services:

Provisions & Extras

Food

We want you to LOVE your dining experiences on Quest! Because everyone has different opinions about cuisine, we ask that you get together with your group and complete the Food Preferences Worksheet at least 45 days before your charter. This way we can prepare a menu that your group will enjoy. Keep in mind that provisioning for your charter takes time and planning so the more we know and the earlier you can impart this wisdom, the better off we’ll be. Contact us for more information.

Bar

Your all inclusive charter provides a full standard bar. We enjoy our cocktails too so you’ll rarely find many low-end spirits, but they won’t necessarily be top shelf either. Think Absolute, Sky or Stoli Vodka but perhaps not Grey Goose or Belvedere. We always stock Cruzan Rum because we are from St. Croix and we think it is excellent! Wine will be carefully selected for you at a mid-range price point and we’d love you to specify your favorites on the Food Preferences Worksheet. All of that being said, we’re here to please and can stock whatever you desire, from premium spirits to vintage champaign, as long as we have access to it. Premium bar stocking will be an additional cost to the charter.

Tipping Your Hosts

I know, they get to spend their days in the Caribbean! it may be the coolest job on the planet, but the fact remains that this is their JOB. Like many American service industry workers, these guys depend on tips as a major part of their income. They work night and day, sometimes without breaks between charters for months on end to show our guests the time of their lives. If you’re pleased with the service they’ve provided you, putting your gratuity in an envelop with a note of thanks is an excellent way to let them know. Industry standards are a tip of 15-20% of total charter fee

Details

  • Type: Cruising Monohull
  • Capacity: 12 People
  • Make Model: Simonis
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 57 ft

Rental Requirements

We can HOLD your for one week dates while you book your flights, just let us know.

A 50% Deposit is required upon booking. 

The Balance is required 30 days prior to departure.

 

Cancelation Policy: Should the CHARTERER cancel before the charter term begins, deposits will be refunded under the following conditions; If the yacht is rebooked for the same period or portion thereof Deposits paid will be refunded pro rata, If rebooking is not possible, no refund will be made. Every effort will be made to accommodate a refund.

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Wheel steering
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dinghy
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Air Conditioning
  • Head
  • Furling Headsail
  • Furling Mainsail

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Meet Captain Chris Nikki

Captain Chris Nikki

From Kingshill

Member Since Jun 2017

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