Sailboat charter to the Bahamas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Cruising Monohull
43 ft
4 Guests

About This Cruising Monohull

Wellness On The Sea sailing charter is the specialist for sailboat in the Bahamas and south Florida. Cruises are customized for each customer from 1 to 4 passengers. With a fully dedicated crew, onboard sailing Rio, you will discover a unique side of the Bahamas or South Florida through the sea and turquoise lagoons. From our base located in Fort Lauderdale Florida, you will be able to sail through the marvelous Bahamas or if you feel like an adventure we can take you to the Leeward Islands and discover each one’s specific feature.

SV Rio is a 43 foot, Beneteau Cyclades, 3 cabins, 3 baths with HOT showers and for your convenience, we also offer optional showers on the premises. Rates as low as $110 per hour (minimum of 5 hours). Other rates available below:

🍎 Wellness On The Sea

🍏 Wellness On The Sea is a Plant-Based Sailing Experience, allowing people like you to experience an good night rest in one of our comfortable private rooms/cabins for the night. Or enjoy a 4 day sailing in the Bahamas and in Fort Lauderdale
This EXPERIENCE will give you the opportunity to learn how to navigate & sail Rio, and create the space to transform your future.

Look for us online, WellnessOnTheSea & ask us for our 2018 Fort Lauderdale boat show special & Bahamas family & friends program.

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• 1 Day sailing price: $900
• 5 five hour price: $550
• Per night (based on double occupancy): $120
• Per week: $5500
• Additional cabins: $90
• Cleaning Fee: $20

What You Can Expect: 

We come with a raw food specialist and our chef has over 40 years of experience, in the whole food plant-based wellness industry. We are for anyone, that what to enjoy fresh organic wholesome food, that will rejuvenate anyone's soul and re-energize your Life. We are also for anyone that wants lots and lots of FUN sailing the ocean and visiting remote islands of the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

We offer a special 3 or 4 day, whole food plant-based diet wellness getaway sailing charter to the Bahamas. If you wish to stay on board RIO for a night or a week, RIO can offer you, her cabins for a rate of $120 per night, based on double occupancy. Each cabin has its own private head/bathroom. If you feel you need to occupy the third cabin, we can make arrangements, for an additional $90.


Yes, we can serve whole-foods-plant based breakfast, lunch, and dinner upon request.

We Offer

The alternate wellness vacation - Teaching you how to live your life in a complete state of wellness! While sailing on your perfect wellness vacation destination in the US, Bahamas or the Caribbean Sea visiting some of the most spectacular Islands you've ever seen. Coming soon... Our European wellness destinations, the Mediterranean Sea, and all there Beautiful ports and islands.

On land or at sea, We will meet you where you are in life: by working together and finding solutions, resolving your concerns specific to your body. We will provide you with sound and proven tools for a lifetime of wellness.

We are sailors, raw food specialist, and wellness coaches - We specialize in maintaining, good health and wellness practices of those people that recognize wellness as a way of life. We teach you how to prevent and reverse diseases, through the correct understanding of your diet.

While we are sailing or at your home - We teach you how to use a whole food, plant-based program, with nutritional principles and methods.

• Check In: Anytime after 3:00 PM
• Check Out: 11:00 AM
• We can also be very flexible with our check in and check out times.

Upon your request, José, a raw food specialist with over 40 years of experience preparing raw vegetables and fruits, greens fancy can serve you a whole food plant- based diet program, while sailing all on the dock, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is Price per person. This is prepared according to your needs and wants. All ingredients are fresh, Organic and picked that day from our local farmers.



Our day cruising & sailing charters require at least five to seven days notice to prepare RIO for its journey. Rio day cruises cast off from its dock at sunrise and will return after sunset. Our weekend cruising & sailing charters begin Thursday nights at 9:00 pm or Friday at 1:00 am, returning Sunday or Monday by 6:00 pm, weather permitting.

Our weekend cruises to the Bahamas are LOTS and LOTS of FUN and they are a fabulous option for anyone that wants to discover what it's like to Live on hey whole food plant-based diet, prepared fresh every day, while encountering with amazing deserted beaches and islands where they can swim and snorkel with wild dolphins, see fabulous live coral reefs, and experience some outstanding fishing.

As part of our day cruises we offer the following options:

• Meals (whole foods plane base diet) prepared by our raw food specialist
• Wellness and food preparation coaching
• Sailing lessons
• Bahamas Island hopping (deserted beaches)
• Snorkeling
• Diving
• Fishing
• Swimming with wild dolphins

Rio's guests are able to access the entire boat, use the cooler, refrigerator, and kitchen utensils. Microwave and stove/oven available (not for cooking).

What To Expect Onboard:

Rio can comfortably accommodate 4 guests and 2 crew members. S.V RIO is a 43' Beneteau Cyclades Monohull Sailboat. She has 3 cabins and 3 heads/bathrooms. She was built in France, in 2005, and has seen what most sailboats dream of seeing. She's a sailing sloop (1 mast) and has enough room to comfortably sleep 4 guests plus 2 crew members.


• Free parking on premises
• internet with a high-speed hot-spot
• family/kid friendly
• Wireless Internet
• laptop friendly workspace
• hangers
• pool
• dryer
• washer
• essentials
• heating
• air-conditioning


  • Type: Cruising Monohull
  • Capacity: 4 People
  • Make Model: Beneteau Cyclades
  • Year: 2005
  • Rental Minimum: 5 hours
  • Length: 43 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 7 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

House Rules:

• No smoking
• Not suitable for pets
• No parties or events
• Check-in is after 3pm
• No pets allowed

Safety & House Rules On-board Rio...

Believe it or not, living on-board and especially sailing requires obeying a set of rules, which every crew-member has to follow without question or discussion. It sounds strict and rigid, even cruel, but it is the fact. Every skipper has their own set of house rules on-board but basically they all have the same goal: to keep the boat and crew safe.

Researching the accidents that took place on-board, I concluded that the majority of them occurred due to human error, which was neglecting the house rules. Even though house rules might sometimes look like captains ego-trip, all crew-members have to follow them and behave in line with them.

If you follow those (sometimes stupid) rules, the captain won't have anything to complain on you while his attention would be focused to the navigation and handling the vessel. Less obvious but completely true, the level of your safety on-board increases significantly. Researching my colleagues' and my own experience from aboard sailing yachts I tried to list some of the most important house rules on-board.

The captain's word is law:

There can be only one captain on-board. Captain's orders must be obeyed without question or discussion because he has full responsibility of goods and lives aboard so he gives orders in order to safely do the maneuvers and bring the vessel to the safe port without injuries, damage or loss of life.
Captain's decisions or orders could perhaps be discussed after the vessel is safely moored, over a glass of beer. Still, only if the captain feels like explaining his decisions.
The equipment is not to be played with

This should be self-explanatory. Every single part of the deck or navigation equipment is mounted with a purpose in the sailing or navigation procedures. When not in use, they should not be touched just for fun or because of boredom. No matter how robust deck equipment looks like, incorrect use of equipment leads to its damage in most of the cases.

There are no stupid questions:

There are no stupid questions – if you do not understand the manner of functioning of the equipment, if you do not understand what captain wants from you or literally anything else that you do not understand – feel free to ask. Crew-members are good help only when they know what they are doing, while they could be the worst nightmare when they only think that they know what they are doing.


This word is often used in other context than boating and sailing but this time it represents exactly what I find the most important rule of them all. Every single thing aboard a vessel has its place and has to be put exactly on the same place all the time. Starting with deck equipment (sheets, winches, handles, jammers, fenders, lines, etc.) are always to be handled orderly and stored tidy after use. That way all sorts of injuries, such as twisted angles, browses or scratches are put to minimum.

That applies to the under deck world as well – all the dishes, plates and cutlery have to be stored in their compartments before taking off while all the cupboards, drawers and hatches have to be carefully closed. All the objects, which might be rolled over or broken, should be secured as well as the swimming toys (fins, goggles, towels and swimsuits), which have to be stored in the trunks instead of lying in the cockpit or on the transom.

I like to go that far that I ask my crew to hold their refreshing drinks in their hands even if we are motoring smoothly on the flat sea. Only one speedboat that passes us closely is enough to produces swell, which turns over the glasses, breaks them and makes the complete mess in the cockpit.

Safety first:

This rule should probably be stated on top of the list but its last place does not decrease its importance. Every captain should go through a safety briefing before taking off regardless of fine weather or experienced crew. Every crew-member has to be aware of the place of their life jackets and all the fire extinguishers. In case of emergency everybody should obey the instructions by the captain (explained in the first bullet) who should know how to handle the life raft and manage the maneuvers of abandoning the vessel.

At the end of the day all (basic) rules mentioned above could be summarized in the first and the last – if you obey the captain and maintain the safety rules your stay on-board will be respected.

Please do not hesitate to send us your comments and interesting derivatives of house rules on-board. I believe it is about just a little self-discipline required to accept them and make sailing real fun. After all, don't we all go sailing to change some of everyday habits?

I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!


• We do not allow any shoes on board. Please remove your shoes prior to boarding RIO!!!
• NO SMOKING! “RIO is a smoke free environment" Smoking is not allowed anywhere on RIO.
• We would like our guests to pick up after themselves. If they prepare any kind of food on board, please clean up and put back anything where you found it, i.e. inside the cabinet and refrigerators.
• We expect our guests to keep RIO'S common areas neat and tidy! i.e. living area below deck, the cock pit area and navigation area, and the deck surface area... we ask them to please keep it in the same way they found it when they arrive.
• "We do not allow any kind of smoking or object or paper in the toilets".


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • 3 Cabins
  • Wheel steering
  • Bimini
  • Fishing gear
  • BBQ
  • Outboard Engine
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • Bluetooth
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dinghy
  • Dodger
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Inverter
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Furling Headsail
  • Watersports Equipment
  • 3 Heads

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Member Since Oct 2016

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