VENTANA Yacht Charter Special: $19,350
Ventana: a $1,000 discount on any charter taking place between Nov. 1st and Dec. 16, 2020. Can not be combined with any other special offer and does not apply to existing bookings.
5 guest queen cabins each with private en-suite electric head, vanity and separate shower. Crew have separate twin bunk cabin and private head. Entire yacht is full air-conditioned for client comfort.
All heads are fresh water flush. Both forward heads have shower stalls, midship starboard head is a wet head, aft port cabin is a shower stall and aft starboard is a half-wet head (vanity is outside shower with toilet in shower area.
Salon offers lounge/formal dining area in addition to aft deck alfresco dining.
Top fly-bridge offers seating and lounge area with 360 degree view. There is also a lounge area forward behind the large trampolines.
VENTANA Charter Price Details
|Season Name||2 guests||3 guests||4 guests||5 guests||6 guests||7 guests||8 guests||9 guests||10 guests||11 guests||12 guests|
|Winter 2019 to 2020||$20,500||$21,500||$22,000||$22,750||$23,500||$24,250||$25,000||$25,250||$25,500||$0||$0|
|Winter 2020 to 2021||$20,500||$21,500||$22,000||$22,750||$23,500||$24,250||$25,000||$25,250||$25,500||$0||$0|
Price TermsAll Inclusive
Price from: $20,350
High season rate: $25,500
LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 6 inquire for less
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost
SLEEP ABOARD Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $200 per cabin per night, with a 3 cabin minimum. Includes snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year's weeks.
HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
[email protected]$20,200 [email protected]$21,050 [email protected]$21,400 [email protected]$22,000 [email protected]$22,600 [email protected]$23,200 [email protected]$23,800 [email protected]$23,900 [email protected]$24,000
LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
[email protected]$20,350 [email protected]$21,275 [email protected]$21,700 [email protected]$22,375 [email protected]$23,050 [email protected]$23,725 [email protected]$24,400 [email protected]$24,575 [email protected]$24,750
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum, VIRGIN ISLANDS
CHRISTMAS: 1-10 pax $35,000 end by 12/26
NEW YEARS: 1-10 pax $36,800 12/27 start or later
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$1,000 OFF - EARLY BOOKING OFFER
Early booking discount for charters taking place between 01-NOV-20 and 16-DEC-20.
Can not be combined with any other special offer.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 7
VALID CHARTER DATES: 01-NOV-20 TO 16-DEC-20
BOOK BY: 05-DEC-20
Onboard WiFi limited, no streaming please.
Wide projection screen for movies
Playstation 4 for kids of all ages
Captain: Michael Hoy Briggs
Captain Hoy was born in North Carolina and there too was born his love of the water. He started sailing at 6 years old and hasn’t stopped since. A move to Japan developed his deep love of travel, 30 countries visited so far! He returned to the USA to study engineering in Sacramento. After obtaining his degree, he joined the corporate world. While some may have considered a career designing motorcycles a dream, his dream of life traveling the seas was calling him.
Hoy began crewing a tall ship out of Sausalito, CA as engineer and gunner in '98-'99. In 2010, he sailed the Bahamas and then to the Virgin Islands in 2012 where he started working as a skipper. In 2015, Capt Hoy sailed his own boat transatlantic to Europe. Spending summers, sailing around the UK and the Netherlands, with a little time in France, Spain, Portugal and Canaries before sailing back to Virgin Islands in 2019.
Hoy has a 100-ton USCG license and about 20,000nm sailing from Rhode Island to Trinidad to the North Sea. What they say is true, “If you can sail in the North Sea, you can sail anywhere”. Hoy is extremely knowledgeable about sailing, including traditional square rigs, rigging, and history of sailing. He is very excited to share his knowledge with you and ensure your comfort with snorkeling, freediving, and playing with the floaty toys.
Chef Julia Ray grew up in Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes. She developed a love for boating and sailing on frequent family outings on Lake Huron and the many inland waterways that are abundant in Michigan. Julia was introduced to the Virgin Islands as a child on the first of many annual family vacations more than 30 years ago. Julia learned to cook and entertain while assisting family members during daily meal preparation and by assisting with catering numerous gatherings. Julia has also worked in the restaurant and hospitality industries. She holds degrees in both accounting and social work and although she had a successful career in the corporate world, she left it all behind in 2013 to realize her dream of living in the Virgin Islands. She has since been employed as mate and chef, sailing throughout the islands.
Energetic and personable, Julia loves to meet new people and share her enthusiasm for the islands while ensuring their comfort and safety aboard and in the water. She is certified in first aid, CPR and fire fighting. She spends much of her spare time in the kitchen, preparing and perfecting new recipes for friends and family to sample. Julia delights in spoiling guests with gourmet meals and tempting treats. She prepares a wide variety of meals and remains flexible in her meal planning to ensure the freshest and best quality food is offered to guests. Julia takes much pride in her ability to work with guests to accommodate special diets and food allergies and develop menus that will leave everyone satisfied!
Bill & Laura
Tish and Jay
Thank you for the most amazing vacation ever! Kevin & Julia, you were fantastic. We are looking forward to sailing with you again.
Bill & Krisit
Ted & Kim
What an amazing trip! Definitely a bucket list agenda checked off. Top notch all the way, you've ruined travel in the future. Down the hatch!
Julia & Hoy,
Thank you for the wonderful week you made everything so easy! It was great learning about the Virgin Islands.
Bill and Marie
I still notice a subtle rocking in my body and see, with some disappointment, that my views are suddenly less breathtaking than those of the past 7 days!
Our trip celebrating Tim’s birthday was nothing short of spectacular. This was due in no small measure to your over-the-top hospitality! Your constant care, wonderful cooking, local knowledge, professionalism, great laugh, tolerance for our shenanigans and easy going way meant the world to us!
I wish you well. Know that you have our gratitude.
Rick and Diane
-Frank and Meredith
-Diane & Rick
Julia & Hoy-
Great trip made even better by you both! Thank you for everything - and your help making Tim's 50th birthday extra special. we will miss this piece of paradise.
-Tracy & Tim
Dear Julia & Hoy,
Thanks for the amazing trip, it was perfection! We are sad to leave this beautiful boat.
-Pat & Jenn
Couldn’t have asked for a better crew. With Julia’s local knowledge and Damon’s Captain skills we had an epic trip! Already looking forward to coming back!
Jillian & Luke
North Hampton, NH
Thank you, thank you for our delicious Thanksgiving meal away from home (and all of them!) Wishing you continued success on Ventana or wherever you are and hoping we meet up again. Come see us in New Hampshire!
Constantine & Family
Yacht: ventana with Damon Huber & Julia Ray
Charter Dates: 2019-12-21 12:00 to 2019-12-28 12:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Very much so
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
4. Was the food good and well presented?
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
6. Additional comments on your charter?
Best crew. Julia and Damon made our trip wonderful. Very personable great service and really created a custom itinerary that fit my family. Above and beyond service! The space on the boat was the best. Much better than other catamarans Would highly recommend this boat and this crew to others
Can't say thank you enough for the great Christmas trip - wonderful food, great snorkleing... and of course the crazy tube rides and Teddy & Christian on the sub wing!!
Wishing you all the best in 2021!
Sue, Kenneth, Teddy & Christian
Great food, great snorkels… So much fun. Hope to be back! Such a wonderful way to spend time together exploring, meeting fish friends, beating Max at cards and learning SO MUCH about the ocean and this beautiful corner of the world. Thanks to Damon for his kind demeanor and to Julia for her wealth of knowledge (and for helping me to finally see a turtle!) So lucky and refreshed and so grateful for this trip!
New York, NY
All the best,
Elenor & Dimitry
We cannot thank you both enough for an amazing week! You were both such amazing hosts and Ventana was a perfect home for the week! Amazing adventures and beautiful views all around - we could not have asked for more! Thank you again for an unforgettable week!
-Mandy, John, Charlie & George
-Nancy, Mark, Win & Kali
From the moment we arrived (and even before) Darrin and Juila were the perfect "boat couple".
Darrin is warm, confident and accomplished. Hes a great captain and leader.
Julia bent over backwards to make sure everyone was very well fed -2 Simi koser, a Gfree, two kids and the rest of us , everyone was happy and full.
All of us enjoyed every moment of the week .
We hope to return soon and spend more time on the beautiful, comfortable, and friendly boat with the fabulous crew.
skipper with incredible knowledge of the local islands. Michelle is an excellent cook. Together they are a perfect duo. The dolphins escorted the sailboat on our way out and incredibly: we were able to swim with turtles! Incredible, fabulous, graceful week.
-Kate and Weylin Leslie
us feel welcome and comfortable. I'd recommend booking a trip on Ventana to anyone who loves good food, fun sailing, and adventures in a beautiful setting.
- Brian & Liz
Safari exceeded our expectations - plenty of room, lots of area to gather, or to be alone. Beds were really comfortable, and everything was so clean.
The food was beyond our expectations! Julia is an amazing cook - delicious and gorgeous presentation! She customized to us - only complaints are that she fed us too much and that we had to come home without her!
We felt like we did the perfect option with the half board - the benefit of Julia’s amazing cooking, and also being able to sample some of the local flavor at dinners and lunch.
We had an incredible time - exceeded our expectations in every way! Thanks to you too for coordinating for us - made everything run very smoothly. We really appreciated the advice regarding packing - we did a pretty good job with that. Pre-planning and prep was great and easy. Will definitely recommend to others! And we’ll be back, too!
The food was great. Julia made lots of different dishes and we enjoyed them all. We didn’t have a lot of specific preferences and were very happy with all of her cooking. Come hungry as there’s always lots to eat and drink.
We loved the itinerary sailing the Virgin Islands. We liked the route and all the moorages but what really made the trip special was the captain & Julia’s local knowledge. They showed us a handful of small beach towns and the local vibe of each place. We met a number of their friends and really enjoyed seeing some of the spots off the beaten path.
The food was unbelievably delicious and visually fantastic. The itinerary was perfect. Safari was absolutely comfortable.