Price from: €13,900
High season rate: $15,900
Christmas and New Year's - flat rate of $17,950 for 2-6 guests and a 7-night charter minimum
New Year's charter must start on December 29th, 2019 or later. No half board rate available for Christmas or New Year's charters.
Charters less than 6 nights are subject to a 10% surcharge.
St Thomas pick up $300 in each direction.
Half board Discount is $150 off per person, per week. Half board includes: breakfast each day, four lunches and three dinners with full bar per week. Not available for Christmas or New Year's charters.
Captain: Nim Hirschhorn
Your hosts are yacht’s owners Nim and Fabiola Hirschhorn— experts in the art of sailing thru the luscious well known, little and barely known pleasures of the Caribbean’s enchanting paradise islands.
Chef/First Mate Fabiola is an Island girl with a European heritage. On her way to earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, she literally grew up on sailboats, exploring and discovering not just the spectacular tropical locales everyone knows about but also those glorious hidden anchorages, picturesque private beaches and spectacular secret dive spots that few, if any, know. She is a USCG Master Captain.
Fabiola’s love of food and creative cuisine began early, raised in a family of amazing cooks, she received as a gift her first cookbook at the age of eight and has had a fascination with delicious food ever since. She has successfully catered high-end parties and corporate events. She also has training in all aspects of food safety and hygiene. Fabiola delights in mixing healthy fresh local ingredients with international dishes learnt from a life well-traveled and experience of other cultures. She is an expert at creating the perfect atmosphere for guests onboard Luna. Fabiola is fluent in English and Spanish.
Captain Nim is from Israel. He is a USCG Captain, Israeli Offshore Captain, and a PADI Dive Master. He has sailed extensively throughout the Caribbean– the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos and several areas of the world’s other great waters- including the Mediterranean, Aegean, Adriatic, and the Andaman Sea, through the Suez Canal and across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to the U.S.
Nim is a former information technology executive and Israeli Air Force combat veteran. He began sailing the Mediterranean at age 12, became certified in open water scuba diving while a teenager and dive master not long afterward. His love of sailing, tales of local lore, and genuine hospitality will make your vacation safe, fun, and entertaining. Capitan Nim loves to share his knowledge of sailing, the lesser known anchorages, private coves and secluded beaches and the unbelievable marine life below the surface. He will take you to visit and explore all the unique locations the Caribbean has to offer. He is fluent in Hebrew and English and can nod and understand more Spanish than he’ll admit to.
Together, they recently bought Luna, a Lagoon 450S and they are ready to host you in the adventure of your lifetime!
Our Captain Nim Hirschhorn and his beautiful first mate, amazing chef and the one to keep us all organized Fabiola made this trip something we will remember for years to come.
They had everything organized before we boarded, we knew where we were staying each night, how long it would take to get there and what each island is known for, what we should check out and some nice surprises along the way. They were also very flexible if we wanted to change it up a bit along the way.
The accommodations were immaculate, very clean and more spacious than we were expecting. We each had our own bathroom and queen size bed in our cabins which were beautifully decorated yet simple and not over the top. If you are thinking of doing a trip like this (we were 7 days on the boat) pack light !! You will live in your bathing suit and just need casual comfy clothes for dinner. Cabins do have a small closet for hanging clothes, with 2 shelves underneath and there is one drawer under the bed that pulls out you can also store things in. Suitcases are stored on the boat out of your room to save space for moving around.
Fabiola's cooking was some of the best we have had and we have done a lot of travelling. She kept breakfast and lunches nice and light as you never know how your stomach will be on the open water. From mini quiches, to fresh tasteful salads, fish tacos, variety of fruits. Late afternoon we always started with an incredible appetizer, from fresh ceviche, grilled octopus to charcuterie boards, it all had so much flavor and of course this was usually at Happy Hour. Dinners were always a new theme and from a new country. We had Israeli that Nim who is from there original made us, fresh lobster, Argentina dish one night, you will not go hungry and you will enjoy every bite.
The islands we saw and the snorkeling at each place was out of this world. We saw so many colorful fish, nurse shark, stingray, sea turtles, star fish, underwater sculpture park outside of Grenada was a highlight. Anyone considering this type of trip do not hesitate you will love every minute of it. We had 3 couples plus Nim and Fabiola and we never felt crowded or got cabin fever as they would say. They also made our friend Julie's birthday very special. Decorated the boat, made a special meal, a cake etc. There isn't anything these 2 aren't open to and won't do for you. Well worth the money and would do it again in a heartbeat !!
-Heather and Steven Lowe
Wow! Spending time on the Luna was truly transformational. From the start, communication was amazing and set us up for an awesome adventure. Together we created a plan that encompassed everything and more that we hoped to experience, do and see. Nim and Fabiola were incredibly responsive, gracious and flexible. The accommodations were spectacular; we wanted for nothing. In fact, we laughed how they anticipated our needs so well we barely needed to say anything. The meals were gourmet and most importantly absolutely delicious. Nim and Fabiola were skilled, calm, kind and very engaging. We will be back to sail on the Luna again, for sure!
But the real joy started once we arrived. From the moment we boarded we knew we had made the right choice. The accommodations were exactly as advertised, and the boat was in pristine condition. Collectively, we chose an itinerary that was greatly enhanced by Nim’s local knowledge. He knew exactly where to take us and timed our stops in each location perfectly. Whether you are looking for a quiet deserted spot to moor, or for a party atmosphere, Nim knew when and where to go. We decided on a little of each, and we were not disappointed. The locations were breathtaking and Nim timed our arrivals to each locale perfectly. We loved the snorkeling, and the fact that Nim is also a divemaster was invaluable!!
I may have saved the best for last (although there are so many bests!). Fabiola is an incredible cook. Each course was planned perfectly. Everything was fresh and beautifully plated. Our afternoon “snacks” were a highlight – from ceviche to cheese platters!!! Each dinner was unique and executed on point. The scallops over risotto, filet, and Cuban style pork were some highlights. Two of the people on our trip were celebrating birthdays and Fabiola made an incredible cake and decorated the cabin creating a warm atmosphere for the evening.
After proofreading this review, I realize it uses a lot of superlatives. However, please note, that I am not usually this effusive or overly impressed with all things. I have traveled extensively and have stayed in some incredible spots around the world. But this trip, truly was a wonderful experience. As you can imagine, being on a boat brings you into close proximity with others. To us, Fabiola and Nim are no longer just the owners of the Luna, they are friends.
We just wanted to say another thank you for such a special trip. We loved every second of it. Thank you for all that you did to make it so wonderful for the 5 of us.
From the introduction emails to discuss our expectations to the foods we prefer and the custom itinerary and their ability to notice the activities we were enjoying and focusing on those... they are impeccable hosts. Their knowledge of the islands and the travel industry in the BVI’s is very useful as well, especially when avoiding the large cruise ship crowds! Nim was very accommodating with any water activities we wanted to try, and very patient with the younger members of our group, getting them comfortable snorkeling. While Fabiola is truly a wonderful Chef creating specials meals from all over the globe!! Nim & Fabiola work wonderfully together to make sure that their guest is happy and very satisfied.
But I think the best thing about the trip is that after a week at sea visiting many different bays and marinas and so many wonderful stories exchanged, is that we all really felt like we’ve gained good friends in Nim and Fabiola and can’t wait till the next adventure.
Until we meet Again!!! You guys are the Best!!! Edwin L ( Flying Dutchman)