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What is a Captain Only Charter? You charter a crewed yacht with only the captain... no chef. So you assist the captain in sailing and pick up a few sailing techniques along the way, cook for everyone, and clean the galley as well as make your bed and clean the head. Your cost is typically 75% of a fully crewed yacht. Below are the crewed yachts that offer "Captain Only Charters". Please check the "rates and availability" link for rates. If a captain only rate is not listed give us a call, 800-565-5984 or 615-776-7924, and we will get the rates for you.



CATALYST Catalyst is ONLY PARTIALLY air-conditioned. diveflag (Max 6 Guests)
Alan Roberts, Captain, Capt. Allanhost and some times chef has a background of over 20 years in the hospitality industry in Canada, where he has learned the fine art of cooking in some of the country´s finest restaurants. Alan has also spent many years bar tending at some of the more entertaining establishments up north, and has brought the art of pouring and mixing drinks to a new level. Alan spent his first 2 years on Catalyst as chef and first mate, and is now ready to take over the role of Captain, but he still plans to lend his expertise in the galley, preparing some of his specialties along with his first mate. Alan´s love of the water started early, on family sailing vacations on Cape Cod and continued later, on the Canadian side of Lake Huron in the North Channel, where you can find some of the best fresh water sailing in the world. Alan´s passion of the Caribbean, and entertaining friends has brought him to Catalyst, where he can´t wait to fire up the blender and show you some of the most beautiful spots on the planet. Together, Alan and his First Mate will make sure you have a memorable trip -- relaxing and enjoying lazy days at an easy going island pace! Rates and availability. SCUBA information.

CHATEAU Airconditioned (Max 6 Guests)
Doug was born in London Ontario and has worked in Michigan, U.S. for the last 10 years as a Sales Engineer. Captain Doug and BarbaraDoug has sailed in the BVI´s for the past 13 winters. Doug is an excellent captain, he is extremely patient and an enthusiastic teacher. Doug encourages both novice and seasoned sailors to participate in sailing "Chateau". Barb was born in Sarnia, Ontario and has spent the last 21 years working as an accountant. As accounting work was quite seasonal Barb was able to enjoy the benefits of living on Lake Huron. She has also raced in Lake Huron and visited the BVI´s on several occasions before making this her new home. Barb is a warm, bubbly hostess and excellent first mate to Captain Doug. Barb and Doug were recently married in Canada and moved to BVI´s to retire on "Chateau". Having both worked most of their lives they were concerned they might get bored sailing by themselves every day so they have decided to offer their home and themselves to the chartering business so they will be able to share their enthusiasm and passion for sailing with the rest of the world. Rates and availability.

LIAHONA Air conditioned diveflag (Maximum 8 Guests)
Captain CharlieCharlie is a licensed offshore Yacht Master with over 38,000 sea miles, and though he is one of the most experienced skippers in the British Virgin Islands, rest assured that no matter what your level of sailing experience, Charlie will make you feel comfortable as he shares his love of sailing with you. Charlie has also spent hundreds of hours under the sea as a professional diver. He looks forward to taking certified divers on many underwater adventures of tropical fish and colorful reefs in the BVI´s. Charlie´s fun and safe outlook along with his intimate knowledge above and below the water ensure that whether you want to dive, snorkel and water-ski or prefer to relax and soak up the sun´s rays, your Caribbean experience will be everything you have dreamed about. Join Charlie in setting sail and journeying through the azure waters to the unspoiled shores, secluded coves and sun drenched beaches, where you leave your footprints behind and take your memories with you. Rates and availability. SCUBA information.

LIONHEART diveflag (Max 10 Guests)
Capt. Lionheart´s experienced Aussie captain, Robin Mobbs (Mobbsie), has been a charter captain in the BVI for over 7 years so he knows all the best spots in the British Virgin Islands. Whether you´re looking for peaceful beaches, local dive and snorkle sites to parties at the local bars - Mobbsie knows where to go! Mobbsie makes it his personal goal to ensure your safety and well-being on the boat. He wants your experience to be rewarding and takes pride in offering you his knowledge, services and friendship. Rates and availability. SCUBA information.

PALM COASTER (Max 4 Guests)
Capt. PeterCaptain Peter Stevens hails from the northeast USA, New York, and has been sailing and boating from an early age. He has chartered in the Caribbean over 16 years but always felt a week or two at a time was never enough, but could not leave his dental practice for longer periods. After many years of sailing he obtained his United States Coast Guard Captains license. Wow! USCG Captains license, kids out of college, the right boat selected, everything changed... life in paradise! Peter has successfully put his training and experience from his past and present worlds into the perfect mix as your host and captain. Peter has a passion for sailing and life in the Caribbean. He enjoys hiking, sightseeing and exploring as well as music, reading, socializing and those mellow times. Rates and availability.


BUTTERFLIES (Max 6 Guests - for five and six, families only please)
Capt. NormanJoin Captain Norman aboard Butterflies for a delightful week or maybe longer. Norman is an accomplished racer/sailor in addition to being a PADI certified diver. He also is a pilot, funny how many pilots are sailors as well. Norman hails from Texas and adds a south-western flare to the tropical magic with tall tales and Texas folklore. His gentle manor is sure to set you at ease as soon as you step aboard Butterflies. So then the only question is what are you waiting for??? Rates and availability.

ISLANDER Sailing Instruction offered ( Max 4 Guests)
Patti and Charlie have sailed for 25 yrs from Chef Patti and Captain CharlieMaine to Venezuela. In the 1990´s they operated Charter Sunset Sails in Long Island, NY. They both enjoyed taking people out and turning them on to sailing so much that they eventually expanded to their present operation of term charters in paradise. Capt. Charlie worked as a Field Service Engineer. He holds a USCG 100 ton Masters license and an STCW safety certification. 1st mate B.C. He will be able to certify you in Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Chartering through The American Sailing Association with a certificate. Hobbies include classical guitar, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, photography, & chess. Patti worked as an educator and taught art. She loves children and children love her! She also loves gourmet cooking, having taken courses in culinary arts. Dinner aboard Islander is often the highlight of a fun-filled day! Oh, we almost forgot... the ship´s cat, B.C. (Black Cat) which they are willing to board if needed. Rates and availability.

SERENDIPITY (Max 6 Guests)
Capt. TrishTrish Baily has been living and working on boats worldwide for nearly 25 years. She has captained charter vessels in the British Virgin Islands since 1988 and has been Captain/Manager of Serendipity since 1993. Personal attention is given prior to your charter to help you form an itinerary that will fit your expectations and needs. Trish´s love of sailing, her extensive knowledge and interest in the islands, their reef systems and the marine environment will add a new dimension to your time in the islands making Serendipity a perfect choice for your vacation. Rates and availability.


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