Absolute Sailing Experience On 44' Helia Cruising Catamaran in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia
Get on the water and enjoy Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia in style!Book the Helia 44 cruising catamaran for up to 9 people. Rate starts at $1,573 per day and a minimum booking of 7 days. Rates: • March 26 - April 19, 2019: $7,416 • April 20 - May 10, 2019: $6,228 • May 11 - July 6, 2019: $5,340 • July 21 - August 16, 2019: $6,228 • August 17 - November 9. 2019: $5,340 • November 19 - December 20, 2019: $6,228 • December 21 - 27, 2019: $11,010 • January 4, 2020 - April 4, 2020: $7,416 Includes: • Yacht, dinghy & outboard • Marina mooring: First and last night at our base • Fuel and water: • Watersports: snorkeling equipment • Mandatory extras: End cleaning and starter pack, which includes one bottle of locally sourced alcoholic beverage, four 1.5L bottles of water, one small bottle of dish-washing liquid, one dishcloth, one sponge, trash bags, one roll of paper towels, one box of matches and one roll of toilet paper in each head. What You Can Expect: When sailing St. Lucia, it’s easy to understand why it is popular with sailors. It’s a fantastic mid-point to explore the Grenadines and exciting Caribbean islands. Get to know St. Lucia’s Rodney Bay in the north, where you can discover the Pigeon Island National Park, or visit Vieux Fort Wetlands in the south. If you like hiking, try the Gros Piton Nature Trail between the Pitons’ volcanic peaks for one of the most impressive views in the Caribbean. The best snorkeling in St. Lucia can be found at the coral reefs near the sandy beach of Anse Chastanet, Anse Cochon, Marigot Bay’s natural harbor, Castries and Rodney Bay’s Reduit Beach. From tropical fish to turtles and even dolphins, there’s much to see. If diving is your passion, head to the sloping wall which drops to 1,500ft at Petit Piton. Once you’ve explored St. Lucia’s wonders, you can cruise the many nearby islands. Head on up to Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua, St. Bart’s, St. Martin and the British Virgin Islands. Or you can head down to St. Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Union and the special Tobago Cays Marine Park with its five uninhabited islands. Some of the best snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean can be found near St. Lucia. Itinerary: Day 1: Provision in Rodney Bay, a wonderful Caribbean harbor, and eat at the restaurants and try the cocktails at the many sailor bars. Head to nearby Pigeon Island to explore Pigeon Island National Park. The reserve has beautiful beaches, military ruins at Fort Rodney and fantastic views at Signal Peak, where you can sometimes see Martinique. Day 2: Sail to Pitons Bay, just on from Soufriere, and hike along the Piton Mitan ridge between Petit Piton and Gros Piton, two volcanic plugs with emerald green peaks that rise from the aquamarine sea. They are the highlight landmarks of St. Lucia and you’ll get an amazing view of the bay from the ridge or wonderful photos of these titans from the bay. On the way to Pitons, stop at Anse Cochon for some of the best snorkeling on St. Lucia with its colorful, tropical fish. Day 3: Clear customs, sail past St. Vincent, stopping for lunch if the mood takes you, and head to Bequia’s Admiralty Bay. Find some of the healthiest coral in the Caribbean at the Wall, where you might see turtles, lobster, rays and eels in the deep blue 130ft drop. You’ll find it at the southern tip of the island around West Cay. If you love conservation, head to Old Hegg turtle sanctuary which rescues hawksbills. Day 4: Set sail for the wonder of the Tobago Cays Marine Park with its archipelago of five uninhabited islands, amazing coral reef snorkeling, turtles, iguanas and mangroves. Visit the Baradel Turtle Sanctuary, Petit Tabac, where the Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed, and hike the trails on Petit Rameau, Petit Bateau and Jamesby. Day 5: Sail to one of the best Caribbean diving locations at the coral reef at Mayreau Gardens. Stop off at Salt Whistle Bay, a beautiful anchorage where you can enjoy a beach bbq or a lively beach bar atmosphere. Mayreau is undeveloped and sparsely populated so you can really get the remote island experience. Day 6: Sail to Blue Lagoon marina on St. Vincent, visit Fort Duvernette “Rock Fort” on the nearby islet next to Young Island. From here you can have a wonderful view of the Grenadines where you’ll find awesome snorkeling too. Day 7: Set off early for the wonderful harbor of Marigot Bay on St. Lucia where the electric blue sea is flanked by vivid palms right on the beach. Historically it’s seen battles between the English and the French navies, but today it’s a popular location for the movie industry and has been the setting for Pirates of the Caribbean and the 1967 movie adaptation of Dr. Doolittle. Sail back to Rodney Bay and disembark. What To Expect Onboard: The Helia 44 cruising catamaran a 2013 model, this yacht has Convertible Saloon Table Double, Forepeak Cabin Single, Air conditioning, Freezer, Gas Stove Oven, Generator, Watermaker, Bimini, Cockpit Cushions, Cockpit Shower, Cockpit Speakers, Cockpit Table, Davits for the dinghy, Dinghy, Electric Anchor Windlass, Electric Winch, Fridge, Outboard Engine, Self tailing winches, Swimming ladder, 12 V Socket, Cabin Fans, CD player, Electric Toilet Pump, Hot Water, Radio, Lazy Jacks with Lazy Bag, Main Sail Full - Battened, and Roller Genoa. Specification • Beam: 7.40 m / 24.30 ft • Draft: .4 ft. • Engine: 2 x 40 hp diesel • Fuel Tank: 470 L • Loa: 43.5 ft • Water Tank: 750 L • Water maker: 60 L / h • Solar Panel: 3 x 110W • Maximum Passengers: 9 • Recommended Passengers: 6 • Double Bed: 4 • Showers: 4 • Toilets: 4 Navigation • Auto Pilot • Depth Sounder • GPS Plotter • Speed Log • VHF • Wind Instruments If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is not included.
- This vessel is rented without a captain. Customers can operate the vessel.
- 9 guests
- Cruising Catamaran
Our customers can book bareboat, crewed or by the cabin charters in some of the world’s most beautiful cruising grounds, such as the Grenadines, Croatia, Ionian islands, Tahiti and the Maldives. We’ve also developed new sailing areas, such as New Caledonia and Cuba. Our Promise to You While the company has expanded, our core values remain the same: - Diverse fleet of models and manufacturers with charters to suit every type of sailor - 50+ destinations and pioneering spirit to discover new sailing grounds - Firm commitment to customer service excellence - Friendly and knowledgeable bases - Trusted seller of new and used boats
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Watersports Equipment
- Wheel steering
- CD Player
- Fuel type: Diesel
- Furling Headsail
- Furling Mainsail
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 30 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Frequently Asked Question Everything you need to know about bareboat yacht charters. What is a bareboat yacht charter? A bareboat yacht charter is where you hire the boat for you and your guests and intend to sail yourself or hire one of our skippers to sail it for you. Where do you offer bareboat charters? We have +50 destinations worldwide and +1,000 yachts, including the Caribbean, Bahamas, Pacific, Indian Ocean, Asia and the Americas. What licenses do I need to hire a yacht and sail myself? The skipper of a yacht has primary responsibility for the safety of the crew and yacht at all times. To charter in the Mediterranean, you must hold an ICC (International Certificate of Competence) or RYA Day Skipper (minimum) qualification. One sailing license is mandatory for bareboat charters in Italy, Sweden, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Seychelles, Montenegro, Brazil, Thailand and Spain. The original certificate must be taken with you on your charter. We advise you to contact our team about your qualifications and the destination requirements before booking. By accepting the yacht contract you are confirming that you and/or members of your crew are capable and competent to sail the yacht in the conditions and cruising area of charter. We reserve the right not to hand over the yacht if, after inspection, it is the opinion that the charterer is not, or may not be competent to be in charge of the vessel. What is included? • Yacht, dinghy & outboard • Marina mooring: First and last night at our base • Fuel and water: All of our yachts are delivered to you with full tanks of fuel (yacht & dinghy), full tank of water, one bottle of cooking gas + one spare. You have to return the yacht with full tanks of fuel and water • Watersports: snorkeling equipment • Mandatory extras: End cleaning and starter pack, which includes one bottle of locally sourced alcoholic beverage, four 1.5L bottles of water, one small bottle of dish-washing liquid, one dishcloth, one sponge, trash bags, one roll of paper towels, one box of matches and one roll of toilet paper in each head. Please note that contents vary by destination • Damage waiver: Insurance with a lower excess has been added to your quote and is mandatory in some destinations. You can pay a higher damage waiver deposit at the base, which is fully refundable if there is not any damage or loss to the boat, dinghy and equipment. The damage waiver, or refundable security deposit, is designed to cover one incident of a substantial nature at any one time. In the case of loss or damage to equipment of significant value, such as the outboard engine or dinghy, you have the right to an immediate replacement while on the charter What is not included? Skipper payment: If you book a skipper, you can pay in cash at your destination or pay in advance for most destinations Fees: Harbour and mooring fees, provisions, cruising taxes, clearance and customs fees Optional extras: Provisioning, cancellation insurance, fuel and water refills, skipper, cook/hostess, kayaks/paddleboards, full board and a la carte provisioning, fishing gear, child safety net, boat phone, Wi-Fi and airport transfers. These extras are not available at every base, talk to us for more information. Can you tell me about your yachts? Our super premier yachts are less than 12 months old from their first charter date, while premier yachts are less than three years old from their first charter date. Our yachts are well maintained and undergo regular, scheduled technical inspection. In case of emergency, you can rely on our hotline, at any time, seven days a week. If you experience a technical failure affecting major and important parts of the yacht, we will repair the failure within four hours of receiving your call during working hours (8am to 5pm). If you lose more than four hours (during working hours), we will compensate you for one full day. If the repair takes more than one day, we will provide you with a similar boat or compensate you on a pro-rata basis. If restrictions to this guarantee apply in specific areas, this will be detailed during the charter check-in at the base. What briefing do you give at base? Before you leave base you will have an overview of the cruising area, safety inspection on board and yacht familiarization briefing from our base team, including: • All of the safety equipment • Cooking and refrigeration systems • Heads and showers • Engine and check in procedures • VHF radio and mayday instructions • All instruments including GPS • Charts and pilot books • Halyards, winches, reefing lines, rigging and controls • Anchor system • Dinghy and engine • Other systems What day do charters depart? It depends on location. Charter in the Mediterranean usually run Saturday to Saturday. Our charters usually run Saturday to Saturday in peak season, although if you want to sail for longer we can sometimes accommodate depending on the time of year and destination. Pricing is based on a 7-day charter and, shorter durations are available but a premium applies. You can check pricing and availability on our website or contact us for help. Why should I book? We are now the world’s leading yacht charter company and offers you: • A diverse fleet of +1,000 yachts with a wide variety of models and manufacturers to suit every type of sailor • We have +50 exciting destinations and we’re a pioneer in finding new sailing grounds • You can be assured of our commitment to customer service excellence • You’ll receive a warm and friendly welcome from our base teams who will share regional tips, recommendations and advice • We’re a trusted seller of new and used boats and an innovator in charter management options – sailing is our business How can I check fleet availability or make a reservation? You can check our fleet availability via GetMyBoat’s messaging platform. If you wish to add a skipper or need help and advice, you can contact us. Do you hold a yacht while I decide? We understand there is a lot to think about before confirmation and we can provisionally hold a yacht for a couple of days if there are more than eight weeks before departure. When do terms and conditions apply? When you make a payment in full, you acknowledge that you have read and consented to the terms and conditions. If we accept your booking, we will issue a confirmation invoice. A contract will exist between us from the date we issue the confirmation invoice or, if you book within seven days of departure, the contract will exist when we take payment. When you receive the confirmation invoice, please check the details carefully and inform us immediately if anything is incorrect. Offers and discounts cannot be applied retrospectively once a booking has been confirmed What is the cancellation policy? If you cancel your charter, cancellation fees will apply. You may cancel the charter by paying: • 59 days or less before embarkation – 100% of charter fee Do I need insurance? We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits. Please make sure you have personal travel insurance that covers sailing. We will insure the vessel throughout the charter with first-class insurers against all risks, to provide permission to charter as under contract terms and to cover third-party liability. You can choose one of the following options: 1 Security Deposit: This varies on the size of the boat and when the boat is returned without damage it is refunded. 2 Damage Waiver: The charterer agrees to pay a non-refundable damage waiver at the time of booking, as well as a reduced damage deposit on embarkation that is refundable upon completion of the charter should no damage occur. How can I find out what offers are available? You can inquire our latest offer via GetMyBoat’s messaging platform. Are their child or age restrictions? There are no restrictions.