VISION Yacht Charter Special: 15%
Vision: 15% off for new bookings confirmed before August 1, 2020 for all charter weeks until December 2021. Not valid for Christmas and New Years weeks and for Thanksgiving week the discount is 10%. It also includes flexible booking terms and only a 25% initial deposit.
Queen-Stern Port, with en-suite, Electric toilet, separate shower, AC and fans.
Queen-Forward Starboard, with en-suite, Electric toilet, separate shower, AC and fans.
Twin - 2 singles (upper and lower)-Midship Port, with en-suite, Electric toilet, separate shower, AC and fans.
Cabin height: 1.91m. almost 6' 4''
Bed length: 1.91m.
Bunk Beds: 6'4"
USB charger outlets 12v for ipads/ phones, computers in every cabin (Bring your own 12v. cigarette lighter adapter)
USB charger for phones & iPads in each cabin.
VISION 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 2020 to 2021||$15,900||$17,250||$18,600||$19,400||$19,900||$21,900||$23,300||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Winter 2021 to 2022||$15,900||$17,250||$18,600||$19,400||$19,900||$21,900||$23,300||$0||$0||$0||$0|
Price TermsAll Inclusive
Price from: $10,900
High season rate: $23,300
SPECIAL LIMITED OFFER 2020/2021SEASON
(For new bookings confirmed before August 31, 2020)
15% Off All weeks to Mid Dec.’21 except prime weeks as Christmas, New Year, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Spring break.
*Only 25% initial deposit
*Flexible booking terms
Christmas and New Year and Easter minimum 6 pax rate. (No surcharge)
2 to 6 pax $19,900
7 to 8 pax $23,300
1. Ongoing Specials:
a) Honeymoon or Anniversary Package (2 pax only): Includes chocolates, flowers, secluded beaches, discreet service and a special gift to savor the memories. Special rate of $10,900/wk all inclusive.
b) Pick ups and drop off info: We prefer BVI. For BVI/BVI charter take off $500; for STT/BVI take off $250.
c) Family Special: $250 off for ONE child 12 or under at the time of the charter. Minimum 6 night charter: $225 off.
d) We encourage our clients to open their hatches at night to enjoy tropical breezes and the gentle sound of the water. Vision offers a $250 reduction for those who don't require the AC throughout the night!
2. HALF-BOARD OPTION: 7 nights ($150 off per person) - Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners aboard -- with all other meals to be taken ashore at guest's expense. Includes Open bar and Gourmet Cuisine.
2 pax/ $15,600
3 pax/ $16,800
4 pax/ $18,100
5 pax/ $18,650
6 pax/ $19,000
7 pax/ $20,850
8 pax/ $22,100
SLEEP ABOARD RATE: For arrivals the night before is one-half of the daily rate per contract. (No per cabin rate.) Rate includes boarding after 6pm, welcome cocktail, and appetizer (dinner to be ashore at guests' expense); breakfast and an early (mid-morning) departure the next day.
FOR CHARTERS OF LESS THAN 6 NIGHTS DIVIDE BY 6 FOR THE DAILY RATE: (Rate / 6 X #Nights)
*** For 6 nights divide rate by 7 X 6N.
3. For Family Charters over the Holidays - Third Crew Valentin will be on board on these charters.:
Easter, Christmas and New Year NO surcharge
Please use Vision's own Preference Sheet to be supplied when a hold is placed.
DELIVERY FEES - return trips:
SXM to Antigua - $1,000
BVI to SXM - $1,500
SXM to Grenadines - $2,500
Please inquire about delivery fees to other islands
Canceled charters due to Covid-19 can be rescheduled for the same price until December 15th, 2020. Locations from July / August in The Grenadines and November / December in BVI.
Vision offers "FIVE STAR" Service on board
*Gourmet Cuisine customized to taste including House Specialty ofArgentinean BBQ.
*Open Bar with champagne and wines. Beverages included.
*Live music and dancing to guitar & percussion, starring Charly, Carolina, and their GUESTS!
*Special Remembrance Gift to all members in the group! Also, Photo album and Video of the trip.
*Honeymoon & Anniversary Special surprise with a reception with Wedding cake and Champagne
Internet is for limited emails.
Clients can purchase a Digicell package for $119 for unlimited usage, streaming etc.
Two awnings forward.
Awards Dinner at the 2017 BVI Boat Show
Captain & BBQ Master
Captain & Chef & "occasional" Mate Valentin
Captain: Charly Zahr
CAPTAIN/CHEF CHARLY ZAHR
Charly grew up just outside of glamorous, vibrant, Buenos Aires, Argentina. His culture of music, playing the guitar, great food, fine wine and entertaining friends, are part of what makes his charter style so special.
In his early 20s, Charly completed his studies in Industrial Engineering at the University of Buenos Aires. He left the dazzle of the capital and a successful career as a musician/singer with his band, “Charly Zahr & Co." He moved to Rio de la Plata, where once he gripped a yacht helm he did not want to let go. He said, “A good friend introduced me to this passion for yachting. It was as if I’d been born for this life, a dream come true! I came to the Virgin Islands on a charter yacht. Right after I arrived I met Carolina. I had found my perfect partner.” That was some 20 years ago. They have been sailing together ever since.
Captain Charly is an expert seaman and extremely knowledgeable about sailing throughout the Caribbean. He says it’s his favorite yachting destination. “Peaceful, crystal clear waters, steady breezes all year around, perfect temperatures and amazing fresh vegetables and fish! And the most wonderful, local people to spend time with. Charter guests aboard VISION experience all this and more. Because, although Charly commands the ship, he also has many stories to tell and songs to sing. All you need do is ask him.
CAPITÁN / CHEF CHARLY ZAHR
Charly creció a las afueras de la glamorosa y vibrante Buenos Aires, Argentina. Su cultura de la música, tocar la guitarra, buena comida, buen vino y entretener a sus amigos, son parte de lo que hace que su estilo de charter sea tan especial.
En sus 20 años, Charly completó sus estudios en Ingeniería Industrial en la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Dejó el deslumbramiento de la capital y una exitosa carrera como músico / cantante con su banda, "Charly Zahr & Co." Se trasladó a Río de la Plata, donde una vez que se apoderó de un timón de yate no quería dejarlo ir. Él dijo: "Un buen amigo me presentó a esta pasión por la navegación. Fue como si hubiera nacido para esta vida, ¡un sueño hecho realidad! Llegué a las Islas Vírgenes en un yate de alquiler. Justo después de llegar, me encontré Carolina. Había encontrado a mi pareja perfecta. "Eso fue hace unos 20 años. Han estado navegando juntos desde entonces.
El capitán Charly es un marinero experto y conoce mucho sobre la navegación por el Caribe. Él dice que es su destino de yate favorito. "Aguas tranquilas y cristalinas, brisas constantes durante todo el año, temperaturas perfectas e increíbles verduras frescas y pescado! Y las personas más maravillosas y locales con quienes pasar el tiempo. Los huéspedes de charter a bordo de VISION experimentan todo esto y más. Porque, aunque Charly comanda el barco, también tiene muchas historias que contar y canciones para cantar. Todo lo que necesitas hacer es preguntarle.
CHEF/MATE CAROLINA RODRIGUEZ SOAJE
Caro and two younger siblings grew up in the beautiful bustle of Buenos Aires. During the summer, the family traded city life for country life on their ranch. Caro rode horses through a pastoral landscape, enjoying the animals and the beauty of nature. She was always surrounded by many friends, so it was little surprise when she pursued a degree in Public Relations at Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy. However, when she fell in love, plans changed.
Caro met Charly, and together they launched a career in yachting. The two became licensed captains in Argentina and sailed the world’s oceans. Caro continued taking courses to further her career as a yacht chef, including pastries and breads and sommelier. She had an exciting position as chef/hostess on a Farr 80’, exploring most of the European and Turkish coasts. She also worked on yachts as pastry chef and first mate. Since 1999, she has owned a 62' classic yacht, operating long term and day charters throughout the Caribbean.
Caro excels at preparing Argentinian dishes from recipes handed down through generations, like homemade Chimichurri. She also has a repertoire of European dishes. Her pastries and breads are irresistible. She says, “Guests rave most about my 70% cocoa chocolate mousse, and my dulce de leche mousse, with ingredients we bring from Argentina!” Guests aboard VISION not only eat well, they are pampered. Caro is trained in Silver Service and knows how to be discreet for those guests that value privacy. However, she prefers an interactive charter. She says, “I try to show the beauty of this lifestyle to our guests and make their stay a truly amazing life experience!” Step aboard to encounter an unforgettable VISION!
CHEF / MATE CAROLINA RODREQUEZ SOAJE
Caro y dos hermanos menores crecieron en el hermoso bullicio de Buenos Aires. Durante el verano, la familia cambió la vida de la ciudad por la vida en el campo en su rancho. Caro montó caballos a través de un paisaje pastoral, disfrutando de los animales y la belleza de la naturaleza. Ella siempre estuvo rodeada de muchos amigos, así que no fue una sorpresa cuando obtuvo un título en Relaciones Públicas en la Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy. Sin embargo, cuando ella se enamoró, los planes cambiaron.
Caro conoció a Charly, y juntos lanzaron una carrera en yates. Los dos se convirtieron en capitanes con licencia en Argentina y navegaron los océanos del mundo. Caro continuó tomando cursos para continuar su carrera como chef de yates, incluyendo pasteles, panes y sumiller. Ella tenía una posición emocionante como chef / anfitriona en un Farr 80 ', explorando la mayoría de las costas europeas y turcas. Ella también trabajó en yates como pastelero y primer oficial. Desde 1999, ha sido propietaria de un yate clásico de 62 pies, operando charters a largo plazo y por todo el Caribe.
Caro se destaca en la preparación de platos argentinos a partir de recetas transmitidas de generación en generación, como el Chimichurri casero. Ella también tiene un repertorio de platos europeos. Sus pasteles y panes son irresistibles. Ella dice: "¡Los clientes deliran sobre mi mousse de chocolate con cocoa al 70% y mi mousse de dulce de leche con ingredientes que traemos de Argentina!" Los huéspedes a bordo de VISION no solo comen bien, sino que también son mimados. Caro está entrenada en Silver Service y sabe cómo ser discreta para aquellos huéspedes que valoran la privacidad. Sin embargo, ella prefiere una carta interactiva. Ella dice: "¡Intento mostrar la belleza de este estilo de vida a nuestros huéspedes y hacer que su estadía sea una experiencia de vida realmente increíble!" ¡Suba a bordo para encontrar una VISIÓN inolvidable!
Charly and Carolina have an adorable young son Valentin, born October 14, 2008, who is a great sailor and deckhand. He will not be on board for charters unless it is a family charter and the guests invite him to join the charter. Ten year old Valentin can serve as the 3rd crew member, at the clients discretion. He's great with families and kids and helps out with snorkeling, sailing, and other chores around the boat.
The food was great and they were always making sure that everyone was eating something they liked, even if that meant cooking different options.
We had a great time with Charlie singing together with our daughters M and C always warm and helpful with the girls, especially when T was feeling nauseous as we had a storm and a few strong showers and winds!!
Thank you so, so much for taking care of everything for us and for your advice and negotiations!
We are already dreaming about our next charter!! 😉
The T Family
You took amazing care of us this second charter! We are so grateful. It was fun sharing your joy and the BVI with family and friends.
I already look forward to the next time! Don't forget abut the Harley Trip in the US! Boys in the Harleys, girls in the Corvette!!! XOXO. Christine S
Dear Carolina & Charlie,
Thank you for the fun, relaxing and breathtakingly beautiful vacation.. You are gracious hosts and always made us feel as we were part of your family. You have a very smart and engaging son. We wish you the best and if you ever need an electrical enginner or a kidney doctor call and will be there! Bill & Janis M.
Carolina & Charlie, thanks for such an amazing week full of peace, laughter and relaxation. We enjoy it all! It gave us time to visit, read, play and swim and even STAR GAZE every night!
A quote by Madison Taylor "An aware traveller.... each new journey as an opportunnity to gain a greater understanding of humanity"
Your perseverance after the hurricanes is amazing...
Safe Sails, Fair Winds and Following Seas! Bill & Theresa R.
THE OLDER ONE GETS THE MORE ONE REALIZE THAT TRAVEL IS MORE THAN TICKING DESTINATION OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST. TRAVEL IS ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU MEET WHILE EXPLORING NEW PARTS OF THE WORLD. WHAT MADE A WEEK ABOARD "VISION"SPECIAL WASN'T JUST THE STUNNING SCENERY, WATCHING OUR KIDS TO SNORKEL FOR FIRST TIME, GREAT FOOD, ETC. ...IT WAS THE THREE GREAT SOULS WE GOT TO SHARE THAT EXPERIENCE WITH. THANK YOU!! KEITH l.
To be at sea is to reconnect with the soul.
To be at sea with the ones you love is to give the soul wings and flight.
Thank you for an exceptional time together, for your warmth, open hearts, incredible generosity and hospitality, laughter and friendship...
THIS HAS BEEN A TRIP OF A LIFETIME! Emiley L
From the little kids:
Christopher: Hey! Christopher speaking! I had the BEST time ever on VISION; I loved jumping off the boat and then going under the boat. Thank you for your hospitality. Thanks so much!
Kellan: Thanks a lot for this wonderful vacation! I learned how to snorkel, went into the water about 55 TIMES!!!!And had a great time. For Carolina and Captain Charlie and Val thank you so much and good luck with your future voyages!!!
Thank you very much for all that you did to create the perfect sailing getaway for my family over the New Year’s holiday. This is the second charter we have done with you, and my husband and I, and our two school-aged boys, could not imagine a more perfect vacation. You have a magic ability to know who would be the right charter for us, and your deep knowledge of the industry and the boats/crews available helped us enjoy the most wonderful, relaxing, fun, and perfect vacation we have ever experienced together as a family. Your professionalism and thoughtful follow up only added to the very positive experience. Our time on catamaran Vision with Capt. Charlie, Carolina and Valentin exceeded all of our hopes and expectations. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful and well-outfitted boat, delicious food and drink, and incredible comradery set on the warm turquoise sea with jaw-dropping views, swimming and snorkeling, and stunningly private anchorages. We really wanted the feeling of being completely free and away from it all, yet with luxury amenities; you made that dream come true. I hope that we may have the opportunity to book with you again.
The Lockhart Family
Each time we have come to celebrate significant events, 2 graduations and a 50th Birthday.
We appreciate the attention to detail. The effort to make every moment something to remember, and the good company. The food is always amazing and we are thankful that you make it posibble for us to experience this incredible place filled with beauty and peace.
We wish you JOY, PEACE AND HAPPINESS because that is what you have given to us!
Thank you! ROB, JENN, TORIN & JULIA T.
Great trip, extremely cool experience that I will never forget. I'm going to miss the delicious food and family enviroment. T.J.
AMAZING TRIP WITH AMAZING STAFF! Always great food and service!. We saw dolphins which was unique to me. One of my favorites trips so far! I hope to come back some day! Kyra
This has been a absolutely fantastic trip with the crew making it very special. Thanks so much for the great food, recommendations and enjoyable evenings! Tom H.
Thank you for the wonderful food, service, advice + trip. I'm so glad we were together in this special time and could share memories and stories with each other. Loved snorkeling, sailing the safari trip to The Baths...but specially THE FOOD!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL! Denise G.
From the moment we choose "Vision" was for your incredible personalities that shined through, your friendly faces + family focus.
You did not dissapoint! You amazed, inspired and delight us!
This has been an absolutely incredible experience. Most important we feel we have gain new friends that will last a lifetime!
We appreciate all the attention to detail and caring approach. Everything was perfect!
Truly made the best in the Caribbean we have ever had!
You and your family are always welcome to visit us!
Gracias por dejarnos compartir tu pasion por la navegacion. Valoramos los muchos recuerdos y su amistad! Viajen seguros, Dios los bendiga, hasta que nos volvamos a encontrar. Nancy & Mike O.
Jim & Connie C.
Without you all this would not have been as fun!
Thanks you for everything! We expect to see you in Seattle in the near future! We have roon for the three of you!!! Ellen K.
Dear Charlie, Carolina & Valentino,
THANK YOU,...THANK YOU
My trip of a lifetime is COMPLETE!!!
You have made it absolutely fantastic!
Our love and best! George K.
What can we say??? ...So amazing!
Thanks for sharing VISION with us! We truly had an amazing time! The anchorages were fabulous, the sailing so much fun! We will keep in touch and hopefully see you again soon! Cate & Glenn P.
Today was incredible, well, the whole week was! I'm so grateful for my family, but specially to the CREW who made evrything POSSIBLE for me to enjoy!
I will never forget this experience. It was BY FAR the BEST Summer Vacation EVER!!!!!
Iwant to say THANK YOU to Charlie, Carolina and Val for this upmost wonderful Sailing Experience of a LIFE TIME!
The memories that I have made with all, especially VAL! You were such an amazing play buddy. I couldn't ask for better!!!
Carolina, I'm so thankfull . You are such n amazing cook! The treats and all you cook were amazing! I took every bite with excitment!!
And Charly, Charly...you made me laugh the entire time!
I'm so happy that my mom choose to sail with such an amazing family/crew! You made my week/summer , unforgetable. Jenna P.
We've been on cruises before , but THIS ONE was definitely something you cannot compare to anything else!
THANKS YOU SO MUCH FOR AN AWESOME ADVENTURE!!!
PS: And remember, NADIE ES PERFECTO, EXCEPTO...THE THREE OF YOU!!! Ale & Cristina G.
Hemos pasado una semana maravillosa de navegacion y una mas de cada una de nuestras vidas, pero JUNTOS!!! Riendo, charlando, conociendonos, aprendiendo del otro, y sobre todo agradeciendo por esta oportunidad que Dios nos regalo. Nuestro corazon tendra siempre un lugarcito para uds. Esta no es una despedida sino un HASTA PRONTO! Los queremos mucho!
Ambar, Carlos y Maricel
Five Star Fabulous Week! Thanks Charlie, Carolina and Valentin. Your boat was spotless, the food fantastic and all the activities were incredible too! Agree, full moon party at Foxy's was amazing! Our day in Anegada with PRIVATE lobster dinner on the beach was magical as the Argentinian BBQ (asado) feast with live entertainment ! All was very much appreciated! All in all a memorable trip! Diane G.
What an amazing trip we had together. Thanks you for bringing such an enthusiastic and fun loving attitude! Of course the BVI's are full of amazing things but the CREW, all the 3 of you, have made this experience exciting and unforgetable! Love, Braxton G.
Thanks you for your amazing service, kindness and treating us like like we are at home!
First at all I have to compliment to the beautiful host, you keep it so clean and spotless Carolina!
Charlie, I enjoy your presence the whole time I was here. I never had a dull moment. You keep the trip fun the whole time. Your cooking with Carolina were amazing.
Valentin, you are very smart for your age. keep on being you! You made me laugh all the time. You were like a little BROTHER to me! Keep on CHASING your dreams, it is being a Captain, an architect or a farmer! Sincerely, Trent B.
I enjoyed everything from beginning to end. To driving the MOKE's, to seeing cows and goats on the road, to the amazing beaches, singing the last night. So many memories with my family.
Valentin was a complete treasure, a joy! And so entretaining, he is so amart with a great personality. He will go for in this world! He was an excellent driver, guide and server. Excellent company! I will treasure the time we had in the BVI in the catamaran with all of you and my family! Take care! Marlene G.
*My favorite thing that I did was going to places. Like how we went to a CAVE with water that would take you IN and OUT! Love, Molly S.
*Dear Captain Charlie, Carolina, Val. Thank you for the BEST time of my LIFE! I will miss it! Ava B.
*Deat Captain Charlie and Val, Caralina . You are very good COOKS! Thank you for letting us come!!! Ethan B.
*Thank you for the AMAZING experience! Olivia S.
Charlie, Carolina & Val,
Thank you all so much for such a great Family Vacation! Everything was amazing and BEYOND our expectations...Captain's cooking! Carolina's Desserts! and Val's entertainment of the KIDS were only one of the many things we enjoyed with all of you!... We miss you already! All the best!!
Josh, Aminee, Olivia & Molly S.
Gracias Caro y Capitan Charly! I had a blast of the past 6 days with you both. Glad I could HELP clean the kitchen and became the 2nd mate of the boat! Thanks for showing us around and looking after us. Best,
Thank you Captain Charlie and 1sr Mate Carolina, This was the best trip on a boat I have ever had. You made the firsts long trip on the water comfortable and beautiful. All the laughs made me feel right at home on your boat. The Islands are a very special place and I hope you keep bringing joy and adventure to your family and all the people you meet. You are living the best life!! Un gran abrazo,
Thank you for a wonderfuk vacation. You are both very kind made our time here memorable. The meals were delicious, not looking forward to having to cook our own dinners again. Also, thank you allowing Neil to help with yo sailing.
Thank you all the best
Neil & Felice
Charly & Carolina
Thank you so much for everything!
We had the best week being together, eating fabulous food, sharing good conversation and many laughs! The memories will always stay with us!
It was an amazing trip and great way to see the islands and show them to ours friends and family.
Charly and Carolina were great hosts. The food and drinks were perfect.
Thank you for the great memories.
Paul & Katrina
I have chartered 5 times in the BVI. Our honeymoon was on a BVI Charter. I would rate our trip with you the best ever. The reason I would give you a 5 start is because you were service oriented. You always were there to help us with all our needs and requests.
We are a difficult family due to difficult food allergies. You were able with Carolina to supply our each and every dietary need.
The variance and quality of your food was exceptional. The desserts were the best and so I would highly recommend your charter to my friends and family.
Thanks you for your kindness and caring.
Dr. David S.
How would you describe your Captain and crew? Were they Courteous? Helpful? Friendly? Attentive? Knowledgeable? Top Notch. Carolina and Captain Charlie were helpful and courteous. Definitely made long term friends!
Tell me about your meals? Did the menus meet your expectations? Did your Chef and Crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets? While I am sure that our strange palates caused some adjustment, the food was excellent and met/exceeded our expectations
How is the yacht? Is she clean and well-maintained? Were your cabins comfortable? Was the cockpit comfortable? Was there enough shade? The Catamaran was perfect. there was plenty of shade when needed, the cockpit was large and very comfortable, and the Cat was always clean, not sure when they cleaned but miraculously it always was. Cabins were the perfect size – comfortable to serve the purpose and compact enough to encourage being up on top enjoying the crew and scenery
What did you like most about the yacht? What did you like the least?
How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation?
Perfect, Captain Charly made suggestions and we were able to direct where we wanted to go and when.
Would you charter this yacht again? If not, please explain: ABSOLUTELY! We have already recommended the Vision and Captain Charly to at least two different families
Thank you for the fond memories. We all had a blast. Would love to come back with my kids someday. I look forward to getting my recipes!
Thank you for giving us great advise about many things. The food was great and the islands were amazing.
Thank you so much for showing me such a lovely time and filling me up with lots of good food. I will definitely be returning and expecting a home cooked meal from Valentine!
Thank you for being amazing hosts and fulfilling every request (no matter how many times). I appreciate you being so kind and always making us laugh. Thank you for putting so much effort into cooking and making us a slide show! I hope I will be back to see you soon. Ty
Thank you so much for the trip of a lifetime! I loved getting to visit the islands with my closet friends and family. The food was amazing!! I think I gained about 5 pounds on this trip. I cannot wait to come back! Lexi
Thank you for yet another amazing trip through the BVIs. Excellent food, day trips and sailing. I couldn’t have asked for a better vacation or better captain to sail us through this beautiful place. I can’t forget I got to do it with my best friends too. Again, thank you for everything! Abby
Thank you for exceeding my wants on the bucket list vacation. It was a pleasure spending the week with you and learning about your family. My family will never forget the memories you helped us create. Wonderful meals and I truly appreciate the way you took care of me and my family.
The “L” Family
Thank you for the amazing trip. I really enjoy learning about this boat and how to sail it. Being able to help around the boat was very enjoyable for me. The snorkling was great! The food ans presentation was amazing! Coming on this allowed me to experience sometropical sailing like I watch on youtube. Also thank you for waking Lisa´s 31st birthday special, the cake, the pizza and I know I will never forget the singer!!! Being able to have some umpluged family time was really great. Keep up the great charters and hard work to fix your boat. Thank you again for all that you did to provid us with such great serwere.
Thank you for the wonderful trip! It was an amazing experience. So happy we had such outstanding weather! Such a relaxing vacation being on the water, snorkelling, swimming, goint to the Baths ant the island beaches. The fabulous food with also be a part of the memories from on BVI trip.
Thank you for all your hard work to make this an amazing vacation. The hospitality was outstanding!
You are amazing hosts and very hard working to make our trip an unfogetalde experience. The food was excellent and always presented beautifully. Thank you for making accomodations for our food preferences in such and integrated way. I am still amazed at how you two put out such fantastic meals in a tiny galley kitchen. You work so well as a team and take such great care of you guests. We appreciate all your effects! Love the BVI.
Pam & Ernie
Thank you so very much
Pd: I apologize for the beer thing! I love vacation a little to much at times!
The food and drinks were FIVE STAR! I was continually amazed at how they were able to prepare such quality meals, from scratch and in such a small space. The service was GREAT!
It was a lifetime experience that none of us will ever forget.
The R Family
The R Family guests comment to their broker: Thank you for setting up a great trip. The trip was amazing & Charlie & Carolina were some of the nicest people I’ve ever met, please convey that we are all VERY happy and had a great time
What a wonderful week! From the food, the cocktails, the sunsets, the laughs, amazing!!!
We cannot thank you enough for your role in our ENGAGEMENT!! So Perfect!
Thank you for all your attention to detail!
James & Ashlee
We had an amazing time. Our expectation were very high and yet completely exceeded
The food was perfect and it was a genuine relief to not have to decide what to eat on any given meal . The BBQ was make so on point. Also a perfect blend of sites and island hopping.
You anticipated our needs perfectly!!!
Mike & Kristin
Who had an amazing trip! You both provided us with a tremendous experience your attention to detail was first class and every meal was 5 star
Thank you so much for everything!
Ryan & Nina
Thank you so much for such a wonderful week! You made our week very special for our family and gave us a beautiful tour of the BVIs. The hospitality, food and activities were very incredible, and we will never forget this week.
Gracias! We have looked forward to this vacation for months, and our expectations were completely surpassed! We had a blast…..some of our favorite memories were jumping off the boat, going to the baths, and enjoying an authentic Argentinian barbeque with you guys. Brandon adored Val’s company, and so did the rest of the family. Val is a gem. Thank you so much for everything!
Thanks for everything! Great food, amazing hosts and wonderful at navigating the islands. We enjoyed your company and getting to know you, Carolina and Val. Very special trip!
Best and all our love,
The M Family
Carolina & Charly
Thank you both for the incredible time! You both were so nice and personable and the food was AMAZING!
I’ll remember this week for the rest of my life.
Thank you again!
Cody (New England)
Carolina & Charly
Our week was incredible! This was been a trip that has been on my bucket list and now I can check it off!
It was everything and more than I dreamed it would be thank you so much for the awesome time, food, drink and friendship!
Blessings for continued safe travels!!
Karen & Anderson (NM)
P.S Love to Val
Carolina & Charly
Thank you both so much for such a wonderful week. Our entire family made memories that will last forever and thank you for being so patient with the 2 kids, they enjoyed meeting and playing with Val and wished they would have had longer to spend with him.
We hope to see you all again.
Captain Charly, Carolina and Val
Thank you for the most amazing trip of our life. We will never forget the beautiful view, gracious hospitality, and amazing food. The three of you became our little family on the sea and we loved every single moment. Even with the swells and hurricane damage still around, the trip couldn’t have been better.
We will be dreaming of Carolina’s desserts and “Pair Killers” and Charly’s food and boat rules until we get to come back and sail again
Mil gracias por 5 días maravillosos a bordo del VISION, gracias por la hospitalidad por el cariño y la atención a bordo y por todo el cariño a nuestros hijos.
Vivimos unos días inolvidables en un paraíso y con ustedes, una familia que nos ha dado ejemplo de vida y lecciones para llevarnos con nosotros y aplicarlas.
Nos han despertado nuestro lado aventurero y vivimos unos días intensos con nuestra familia y mi hermano y mi sobrina que igualmente nos unen más.
Les deseamos un año (y muchas más) de gran suerte a bordo del VISION y ya saben que tienen unos amigos más en NY o en cualquier lugar que nos depare el destino.
Un abrazo a Valentín y hasta pronto!
Carolina, Alejandro, Martina, Emilia, Esteban (NY)
Dear Charly and Carolina
A thousand thanks for 5 wonderful days on board the VISION, thanks for the hospitality for the love and attention on board and for all the affection for our children.
We live unforgettable days in a paradise and with you, a family that has given us an example of life and lessons to take us and apply them.
We have awakened our adventurous side and live a few intense days with our family and my sister and my niece who also unite us more.
We wish you a year (and many more) of great luck on board the VISION and you already know that you have some more friends in NY or wherever your destiny may be.
A hug to Valentine and see you soon!
Carolina, Alejandro, Martina, Emilia, Esteban (NY)
Siento una inmensa felicidad de corazón personas tan encantadoras como ustedes!
Los felicito porque juntos hacen un equipo ganador y fantástico!!
Gracias por su cariño hacia nuestros hijos y gracias por transmitirnos el cariño al mar, a las islas y a la vida!
Gracias por su pasión, por lo que hacen y nos llevamos una energía y una parte de BVI para Colombia.
Un abrazo y sigan impactando vidas con su alegría y hospitalidad
Con cariño Ana María (Colombia)
I feel immense happiness with such lovely people as you!
I congratulate you because together they make a winning and fantastic team !!
Thank you for your love towards our children and thank you for transmitting our love to the sea, to the islands and to life!
Thank you for your passion, for what you do and we bring you an energy and a part of BVI for Colombia.
A hug and continue to impact lives with your joy and hospitality
With love Ana María (Colombia)
Lunch was amazing! You opened my palate to things I had never tried before, like the Argentinian sangria, the empanada, and the mussels. Everything was incredibly delicious. And the chocolate mousse at the end was simply to die for!
I also want to thank you just for being there. I firmly believe that the best thing the yachting community can do to bring back the BVI is to charter! The vendors are ready, the crews are ready; the water is beautifully blue and teeming with marine life, and the land is becoming greener as every day passes. I know that you know where to take your guests to ensure a wonderful charter. Your faith and dedication to the BVI is fantastic.
Fair seas, Jennie
looks good, and I would not hesitate to place a charter onboard when the opportunity arises. It is getting the Crystal Clear touch.
Charlie, Carolina & Valentin,
Sailing with you was one of the highlights of our 8 magical days here in the BVI. We are grateful for the experience that you provided. We enjoyed the wonderful cuisine, the fantastic stories and sightseeing and your hospitality…With gratitude
Dough & Laurie (Colorado)
Charlie, Carolina & Val,
What a glorious 8 days we had with you guys and the beautiful yacht. Sailing, food and company was delightful. It was an amazing vacation thanks to your hospitality and fun personalities. Thanks for adding the “cherry on the top” for us all.
Fair winds and following seas.
Gary & Pam , Christy & Erik (Colorado)
5th-12th July 2016
Dear Captain Charly and Carolina:
How do we begin to thank you for the most amazing Honeymoon? From the start we had an amazing experience. Your boat was absolutely beautiful!! We were so lucky to have such a relaxing place for our Honeymoon. Your cooking was so delicious, vegetarian for myself and non-vegetarian for my husband.
We can’t wait to come back to see you!
Love Jason & Erin (North Carolina)
24th June- 4th July 2016
To the family member we did not know we had!
What an incredible and restful experience with you three on the yacht. We truly were treated like family. We loved our tour guide Valentin and playing cards and snorkeling with him. The meals were 6 Star Plus in every way, including the stunning Mahi-Mahi and the fire Grill lobster. We got to go over 7 knots with 3 sails up, got to feed tarpons in Billionaire’s Bay and eat an Argentine meat-fest after the seagulls almost stole our food.
We cannot wait to return and repeat the experience!
Steve & Martha (Atlanta)
21st-28th May 2016
Dear Captain Charlie, Carolina & Val:
WOW!!! Another amazing adventure with you in “paradise”! What a great celebration of Torin and Julia’s graduation…so many great memories we will take home with us. From snorkeling Caves, Indians, Lee bay, Peter Island to dancing at Willie “T” and Foxy’s.
Wonderful breakfast, lunches & dinners! FIVE STAR!! But most of all how you all are so fun to be with, making us feel at home and making it all seem so easy. Thank you again for the “Sail” of a lifetime.”
Rob & Jen (Florida)
Dear Charley and Carolina,
Thanks you for making our WEDDING day so special. You made us feel very welcome on board the yacht and gave us memories that we will enjoy for a lifetime. The food was exceptional and your care and attention have been wonderful. We can’t wait to come back and enjoy your hospitality again next year!
David & Donna (United Kingdom)
7th-12th April 2016
Dear Charly and Carolina,
Thank you so very much for giving us a wonderful 5 days with you both on the yacht. Even though we have visited the BVI’s many times before, this has been by far the most memorable. We have experienced so much more of the beauty of the BVI by been able to sail to so many wonderful places with you.
On top of this your hospitality has been second to none. The wonderful food and drinks and your warm welcome are things we will never forget.
You also got Lynne to dive from the boat and to snorkel which is a first for her and a mark of her trust in you both.
We hope to see you again soon!
Gareth (New Jersey)
Thank you for your wonderful attention to detail and thoughtfulness in hosting such a memorable trip for us. We will all have fond memories for a lifetime.
What a fantastic experience you all created for our family. You welcomed us onto your beautiful boat with open arms and the detail and care you used every minute of every day was terrific.
20-27 Dec 2015
From Tucson Arizona came the B Family!
Our first such adventure and we done it for a week with a family (Caroline, Charly and Valentin) we hadn’t met. What a gift we received, of sun, ocean, wind and sails. But above and beyond was the amazing hospitality, love and friendship we were given (not to mention the safety, food and countless comforts!). It has been an absolutely unforgettable experience for our family and I’m eternally grateful to the family for their generosity of heart in making it happen. A thousand thanks and much love!
Robyn, Brad, Powell, Glen, Paige and Abbey. (Arizona)
Guests said this about their charter in early April, 2015
Please pardon our delay as married life with new jobs has occupied us since our return! We appreciate you facilitating this trip of a lifetime, that incidentally began our life together. Our consensus feedback is as follows.
Without hesitation we recommend Charly and Carolina with their yacht for a trip of a lifetime. My wife and I can tell you how the yacht consistently was the most elegant and well cared for vessel among the other boats anchored in the bays we spent our nights at, or we could speak to the uniqueness and splendid gourmet quality of our meals that never repeated themselves, or the meticulous mastery of scheduling the crew wielded to craft an unforgettable trip for us hitting all the must-do's in the Virgin Islands tailored to our interests. But what is the most important and sincere point we can communicate is our deep gratitude for Charly and Carolina who made us feel as family in their home they welcomed us into aboard This yacht as we begin our own family--we saw pictures and heard stories of all the patrons who returned time and time again for follow-up trips, even couples who spent their honeymoons with the crew only to now invite Charly and Carolina to their own children's weddings! You don't just find an unparalleled voyage with This yacht, you find life-long friends.
Comments by guests aboard the 54 ft ketch in November, 2014
Sorry it took so long but we have been on the road since we returned from the charter. We had an incredible time in the islands. Charly and Carolina were fantastic and the This yacht was awesome, several people complemented Debbie and I on the beauty of the boat. I was awed by Anagada and the Baths and will have to return someday for a longer stay. Our Crew welcomed us like family and never lost patience with our constant stream questions. The last word: The best food, drinks and friendly service anyone could imagine!
From a family aboard in June, 2013
Our vacation was an amazing experience! All five of us had a fabulous time!!! We would wholeheartedly recommend This yacht for anyone contemplating this type of vacation.
Here's some feedback on a few items:
yacht- The yacht was gorgeous and was stocked with everything we could have needed! Charly and Carolina are very particular about their yacht, and therefore it is is great shape with no problems! The sleeping arrangements were comfy (although our middle daughter Hannah did bang her head on to the upper berth several times before she learned not to!).
crew- Charly and Carolina were gracious, accommodating, fun-loving, and dedicated hosts. They worked hard to make sure our vacation was what we wanted. They understood that our family liked to have adventures and stay active, so in addition to sailing, they made sure we went swimming, snorkeling, hiking or exploring every day. They took us to the most amazing beaches and bars and always had great recommendations for drinks and snacks. They were very personable and really took the time to get to know each one of us. They excelled at time management, and gave us just the right amount of time to do things and get places without feeling rushed (but we packed an incredible amount into our 7 days with them). They also made the trip a lot of fun - Charly with music, dancing, camp games while sailing, and an infectious attitude for fun; and Carolina as our tour guide on hikes and snorkel excursions. Both Charly and Carolina made the trip educational, answering all our questions about the islands, fish and animals, sailing, etc.
food- the meals were fabulous!!! very delicious!! Charly is a fantastic chef. We always had more than enough to eat and drink. We enjoyed trying things we had never tried before (even the kids) - mussels marinara, Russian salad, melon with prosciutto, Argentinian barbecue, etc. Some American classics (burgers, hot dogs, brownies with ice cream) also hit the spot at just the right time.
Island connections - an unexpected (but not surprising) benefit was the help that Charly provided for arranging for car rentals, ferries, taxis, and restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed taking advantage of Charly's connections to utilize the pool, hot tub, slide and trampoline at Scrub Island Resort and hiking trails and beach at Biras Creek. We didn't know enough about the area to decide our own itinerary in advance, but Charly and Carolina quickly learned what we liked to see and do and their recommendations were always spot on. Each day seemed to be an adventure that topped the previous day. We were even treated to a fireworks show on Peter Island during our last night on the boat!
Again, our week aboard the This yacht with Charly and Carolina was everything we hoped for and then some. It was a trip of a lifetime. Thank you for your role in hooking us up with them!
Name: Maryann Cote
Yacht: with Charly Zahr & Carolina Soaje
Charter Dates: April 1-5, 2013
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Charly and Carolina are lots of fun to be around and welcomed us onto their yacht.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Yes. It's beautiful .
3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes. The fans are a big help in the cabins.
4. Was the food good and well presented? Food was excellent. Gourmet presentation and absolutely delicious!
5. Did you like the area you sailed? Yes, beautiful!
6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
I was pleased with the services.
Yacht: Charly Zahr & Carolina Rodriguez Soaje
Charter Dates: February 20-24, 2013
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating? Captain Charly and Carolina are very friendly and thoughtfully accommodated our preferences
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Extremely - the This yacht is a spacious, beautifully maintained and comfortably furnished yacht
3. Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes - good passive ventilation, plus fans if needed, and the option for air conditioning - first rate!
4. Was the food good and well presented? Exceptional - creative, tasty, surprising, fresh, plenty
5. Did you like the area you sailed? Yes, Charly and Carolina knew where and when to go, sharing their local knowledge to maximize our enjoyment
6. Could we have helped you further in any way? Very well done
7. May we post this review on our website? Yes
8. Additional comments on your charter? I highly recommend this yacht. Carolina and Charly make a great team - they complement each other very well and care tremendously about exceeding expectations on all aspects of the experience. We had a fabulous time and are talking about when we might go again.
Jamie & Lori April 2005
Thank you Charly and Carolina for a wonderful vacation. We had such good fun sailing with the both of you. We loved snorkeling on the reef at Bitter End, seeing sharks and turtles. Thank you for introducing us o Virgin Gorda - we loved exploring it. We had a great time playing poker and perhaps our favorite night was Argentina BBQ with songs and laughter! Too bad Manchester United didn't win. Maybe next time. Thank you Thank you for everything! I think my Spanish got a little better no? Adios Gracias Hasta Luego.
Jamie & Lori April 2005
Dear Charly and Carolina,
Once again... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! This trip was better than the last- and it was amazing! How truly lucky Joe and I feel to count you a our friends. AND we're all so very talented at scuba diving - SCUBA PROS we are! I know we feel totally relaxed with you and enjoy your company and lovely home - what an adventure you are both living - thank you for sharing it with us. After our first trip with you I was thinking it would be so nice to sail with them again someday... today I am thinking - I can't wait until our next trip with Charly and Carolina! Take care both of you we will be in touch! Love Gretchen
Dear Carolina & Charly,
Thank you both for an amazing week. You really know how to make one feel at home and so welcome. We will always remember our first wedding anniversary and Caleb's first sail. Thank you for all your hard work and making us feel so special!
Charly and Carolina,
The second time was even better than the first! Thanks for making it so special for us and especially for Shane.
California this summer?
All my best,
Jeanne and Jason
Thank you so much for the best, and presumably only, honeymoon cruise of our lives!
The amenities, the food, your friendliness, the fantastic locations, the snorkeling trips and local tours, and the gift of seeing Charly dance like Michael Jackson with Jason were all muy muy muy bueno!
We have had such a wonderful time sailing with you, and we wish you clear skies and perfect breezes o see you safely down to Venezuela and your fabulous life adventures beyond!
Come see us in California on your big RV trip of the USA (or anytime!)
Love, Jeanne and Jason
Jessica and Jim
To capture a moment in time is an extremely difficult task. Cameras and camcorders can do no justice. It takes special people to take those moments and make them real. You are those special people. I cannot think of any other people or way that could have made our honeymoon as special as it was. We will never forget this week or the two of you for the rest of our lives. We thank you from th bottom of our hearts for capturing this moment in time for us. We are glad to call you friends. Thank you for everything.
Dear Charly and Carolina,
We had such a wonderful time on this cruise with both of you through the BVI! We really enjoyed your company, your hospitality, your cooking, and especially your friendship. Brooke and Ben had the trip of a lifetime with you and we are sure they will never forget the treasure hunt, football on the beach, sandcastles and, how can we forget, the game Set! They felt so special by both of you and we appreciate your time with them!
From one pirate family to another, we look forward to sharing the waters with you again! AARGH!
Brooke (Age 9)
Dear Charly and Carallina,
I really enjoyed the cruise you gave my family and I loved the treasure hunt it was so much fun! When I get home I am going to put together the fish puzzle. (I may need a little help because I'm not good, but it will help me get better.) The turtle made out of shells is going to go on my dressure where everyone can see it. Your guys cooking is the best! It tasted like a restruant. I loved your hospittallity. I liked playing with you on the beach. I liked the pirate flag cerimony with the swords, eye patches, and the telescope. It was so instering to watch the baracota eat with his big teeth. I will remember this for the rest of my life.
From, Brooke (Age 9)
Dear Charly and Carolina,
We came wih few expectations, just a hope to relax and enjoy the sun and water... What a wonderful, magical time this has been. You are two unique spirits, and sharing yourselves, your love of life, your beautiful sailboat and home with us has been such a pleasure. The past two days have been fantastic- what a change from the crazy day before (travel!) We hope to keep you in our lives and be able to share time again with you. We would love to have you come and see Virginia and Chesapeake Bay (and oysters and crabs). Thanks again for everything-
John and Page
The Freyembergers HONEYMOON
Charly & Tom:
We had a great vacation with you. The food was delicious and you always keep us entertained. It was great seeing the islands from our own floating fortress! I appreciate you dedication to my search to find the perfect lobster. Thanks for all the pics you took! You documented our trip much better then we could have! We all feel like family now!
The Van Horns
Captain Charly & Tom:
Thank you so much for a wonderful HONEYMOON ! We loved the boat, the snorkeling, the swimming and ,of course, Grants B-Day Party! We are very happy in this Yellow submarine! The adventure was amazing, your warmth generosity and desire to have fun ! (And amazing cooking skills. Thanks to your wife for the birthday Cake). We feel so lucky to have meet you. Cheers!
Thank you for an enjoyable and unforgettable days. Our family had a great time and we would not have been able to see such a unique aspect of BVI had we not sail on Crystal Clear. Also Thank you for helping us to celebrate Cecilia's birthday, it will be one we will always remember! We are very happy our paths have crossed.
PAUL, EMILY, ANDREW & CONNOR
DEBBIE & TOM
Val, I have enjoyed getting to know you. You are an incredible young man who I know will grow into an incredible person. You are smart , outgoing, and such a genuine boy. Continue being you and listen to the guidance of your wonderful parents and always try to be better. I'm sure great things awaits you! Take care...
ALBERT & PENELOPE
Awesome trip! A great way to celebrate my 50th's! A++
One of my favorite things about staying here was the night sky. Back home you only see the city lights. Here you can see all the night stars.
I also loved to get "wet"! There were amazing water sports, paddle boarding, kayak, swimming and snorkeling a lot. And I can't forget about the food!!! Everything was very, very yummy!
One thing is for certain about BVI and boating: it is a polar opposite from the city. Bustling, loud, and anxious people fill NYC. But in paradise everything changes . That craziness is replaced with serenity and time to take a deep breath.
You are in the right place to escape, so come, stay a while!!
On another note, who knew I wasn't to bad about paddle boarding? That's a surprise! I'd like to end by saying what a pleasant time I had. There was time for reading, exploring, sailing, eating and much more!! THANK YOU!!!!
JEFF & TARA (MO)
Again, we were amazed that Charly and Carolina can sail ALL day long, then anchor and then create the most sensational dinners at the Gourmet level! We were blessed with fabulous weather and superb anchorages and saw some new sights. Anegada was our prize discovery!
I also loved the fact that you let the old salt "Doc", return to his sailing days!
Thanks for a dream BVI vacation!
RALPH & HAUNANI (FL)
To the first glimpse of the beautiful "Crystal Clear", to the glorious weather of the week and serene beauty of the BVI, it has been truly a DREAM vacation. Carolina, Charly and Valentin your hospitality has been greatly appreciated and accentuated the pleasure of the week. We sincerely thank you for all your efforts and hope that one day we may do it again!
JOE & CATHY (FL)
CHIP & DEBBIE (TX)
I had a great time on the Crystal Clear, I loved all the places we got to go and things we got to see. I'm so glad to have met you guys. You are an amazing family. Thanks for teaching us the dice game and teaching me the ways of the boat. I loved the food! Thanks!
Thank you guys! Incredible adventure, great food, great swimming + sailing. Hard to leave such a beautiful boat and so friendly crew. Hope to see you again down here or in CO.Best wishes to you + your family.
Thank you so much for everything ! Was a fabulous trip! Incredible snorkeling, beaches, sailing and food!
I had so much fun. I loved all of the delicious meals, specially the "Charly's pasta night". This was an amazing experience which I hope I can do it again soon!
We had a fantastic time aboard with Charly and Carolina, they are the MOST gracious hosts. The nicest people, friendly, caring and accomodating. They love children! Their sailboat is beautiful and the best way to know many islands. Also, the food was excellent as well as the drinks. A MUST if you come to the BVI's.
We had such an amazing and very memorable trip. Carolina and Captain Charly are very friendly and gracious. The food is amazing and delicious. I highly recommend this sailing trip for an awesome experience. We can't wait to do this sailing trip again!!!!
JOHN & KIM (
My first time sailing and no sickness! A perfect day with a perfect couple. We loved spending the day with Valentin. Thanks you very much!
MARK & LANYA
AMY & GERRY (CO)
This was an awesome day!
ROSS & HELEN (CA)
VESS, TANYA & VANCE (MA)
Awaiting already for you in Rome or Amsterdam with Valentin...
FABIO & MARTA
CHEF JOE & EMILY (IL)
JIM & ROSITA Z.(GA)
Carolina and Charley were superb hosts and an added pleasure was having Valentin along for the week. Our week in paradise was a true pleasure!! Thank all three for a great time.
PAUL & JOYCE (NY)
We will always recommend you to all who ask. Good luck to ypo and health and fortune to your Valentin!
Robert & Chris (NJ)
Thank you both so much for accommodating our every wish and holiday to our challenging demands of doing it all in 4 days!! We did!! Thanks to you both!!
Alisa & George
Thank you so much to make our Honeymoon a trip of a lifetime! Your boat is beautiful and full of charming details that we both loved!
The food was beyond compare! The color and flavors were a treat for all the senses. The places you took us to were magical. We enjoyed the snorkeling...so many fish!
You both do such a lovely job of making us feel comfortable. The trip would not have been the same without you! We will be back. All so peaceful and romantic!
DAN & DINA