LADY COPE: Ready to Entertain Your Clients and Chillax with Your Top Executives

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A perfect match for thanking a client and rewarding your top executive is a Charter Yacht vacation. LADY COPE offers comfort, luxury, service and fun all wrapped up into a one beautiful vacation that will leave a lasting impression with your top clients and return your top executives refreshed and ready to conquer the next deal!

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Call Robyn at 847-867-9181

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LADY COPE
LADY COPE is s 2012 Princess yacht with 2016 Refits to keep her fresh and welcoming.  Her dedicated and fun crew is ready to entertain and pamper.  She has a spacious main aft deck with a 46” Sun Brite TV for outdoor entertainment on the main level and a sun deck that is complete with a wet bar, entertainment center, sliding sun roof, a jacuzzi for 6 and custom sun pads.  The main salon has a large wrap around sofa and boasts direct TV and Bose Sound system along with a large formal dining area.  All four staterooms are ensuite and equip with luxury linens.
 
The toys and crew are ready to entertain all ages!
**29’ Everglades center console w/ twin Yamaha 300hp, setup with fishing gear.  (GREAT for fishing!)
-2 x 2 person wave runners. 1 – Yamaha & 1 – Sea Doo
-2 x Inflatable Paddle boards
-1 x Inflatable Slide 
-1 x Tube
-2 x Adult wakeboards
-1 x Adult waterskies
-1 x Inflatable Floating Island for 8 
-Snorkeling Gear 
-Beach Games; Bocchi ball, beach toys, etc. 
-Beach Set Up
For a full brochure and pricing of LADY COPE or
for other crewed yacht options, email 
Robyn@chillaxincharters.net
Let us book your CHILLAXIN CHARTER Vacation!

Pick a Regatta and Discover Your Inner Sailor!

Are you a classic sailor?  A sailor wanna-be? Or, just a sun-goddess who likes to relax and enjoy the sun shimmering off the water, sparkling upon the sails while watching everyone else do the work?  (That would be me!)

 

Whatever you are, we know you won’t want to miss out on the excitement and festivities of upcoming Regatta and Race Season!  

Check out the partial list of the season’s events and CONTACT US to book your crewed charter yacht.  Your crew will help you and your guests experience the festivities up close and personal while pampering you along the way!  Race events are both monohull and catamaran friendly for spectators and you’ll even see the big motor yachts hanging around as it’s hard to resist the excitement of a chartered race course!  And if you like a good dock party, you’ll certainly enjoy the post celebration!

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Let us know what sounds good to you and we’ll set you up! We are, of course, a little partial to the Caribbean events, but don’t discount the U.S. NE Coast to connect with your true inner sailor!  
BVI Spring RegattaMarch 26 – April 1
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Antigua April 18-23 
Figawi Race Weekend – Hyannis, MA May 26-28
New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta – Newport, RI  June 8-10
Edgartown Race Weekend – Edgartown, MA July 21
Candy Store Cup – Newport, RI July 26 – 28
Nantucket Race Week – Nantucket, MA August 17-18
Opera House Cup – Nantucket, MA August 19
Panerai Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta – Bristol, RI August 23-24
Indian Harbor Yacht Club Classic YAcht Regatta – Greenwich CT Sept 14-15
ASK US about more opportunities and about the 2019 Caribbean Events to book ahead!
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BVI Spring Regatta

HAVE A CHILLAXIN’ DAY!

Charter St. Kitts & Nevis to Discover Tropical Paradise!

If exotic, pristine beaches framed out by lush tropical gardens amidst a mountainous landscape surrounded by a sea of blue sounds inviting, then hit the Islands of St. Kitts and Nevis on your Charter!

St. Kitts and Nevis are where the Northeastern Caribbean meets the Western Atlantic.  The are a “two island country” according to sir Wikipedia which is why most people speak of them using the same breath.  It helps that they are only 2 miles apart. You can add these two islands to a week long Charter starting from St. Maarten or starting from Antigua.

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Since we are BVI trained charter guests, our first quest is for the best beach bars on these two islands.  After all, a drink in your hand and toes in the sand is where a true Chillaxin’  Charter vacation begins! We turn to the experts who have already created a list of the Best Beach Bars in St. Kitt’s, by travel writer, Tisdall.  We like the “Rush Slowly” mentality of Reggae Beach Bar, but they all will offer you a flare of Caribbean style during your visit.  But wait! Tisdall seems to have missed our travel and lifestyle blogging friend of rushslowlyBeach Bar Bums favorite pick of the island:  Lion Rock Beach Bar.   Beach Bar Bums recently created his own list of Must Visit St. Kitt and Nevis Beach Bar’s! Side bar– If you like Beach Bar Bums motto of “Livin’ de life one beach bar at a time” we highly recommend following their social media pages!

Your Charter Captain will be your personal guide to make sure you hit a few of the best beaches.  The dormant volcano of St. Kitt’s left behind a few black sand beaches which are always a site to see, but you may not want to hang out there long.  Instead, venture to the seclusion and white sands of Banana Bay to find uninterrupted peace or let the Captain guide you to his pick of any of the the AMAZING DIVE SITES to scuba or snorkel the reefs, wrecks and wall caves!  The Atlantic side of the island does offer body surfing and surfing opportunities depending on conditions.

If you have a land lover on Charter with you who simply has to explore and is in good stkittsrainforestshape, then the Nevis Peak Hike might be just the adventure.  It’s a dense jungle experience not to be done in flip flops! Too intense, then a horseback ride through the rainforest might be more your style or maybe some island shopping.  Beware, the cruise ship goers will take to the land and can crowd up the island.  It’s a good thing you are on a private yacht and can avoid all things with congestion, timelines and deadlines!

Once back on the water and aboard your Charter yacht, continue to discover the beautiful anchorages around the beaches of St. Kitt’s and Nevis.  The water conditions are generally perfect for enjoying water sports–tubing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, or slow the pace with some SUP and kayak time to simply soak in the natural beauty of the island!

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Any island that has a “Shipwreck Bar” and a “Paradise Beach” is calling our name! Are you hearing your name too?  Contact Robyn to learn more about a Chillaxin’ Charter vacation.  She’ll help you select the best yacht and crew and destination for your island hopping adventure!  Chillaxin’ Charter’s broker services are free to you, so you have nothing to lose and a CHILLAXIN’ CHARTERS Dream Vacation to gain!

Call Robyn at 847-867-9181

Email Robyn at robyn@chillaxincharters.net.

Make a  Charter Inquiry

More info. on St. Kitt’s and Nevis can be found:

Official St. Kitt’s Tourism Website

Official Nevis Tourism Website

 

Book a Crewed Charter Yacht for Exployee Rewards/Incentive Trips

CORPORATE YACHT CHARTERS

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We are excited to help you plan your Corporate Rewards, Incentive or Executive Retreat Charter!  Let our creative planning expertise organize the BEST possible vacation experience you could possibly offer to your valued employees or clients!

Whether you are looking to provide tropical solitude for a small group, or beach hopping bliss for a larger group celebration, we can make it happen!  Your budget and guest count will guide whether we organize “Tandem Charters” or find a yacht to accommodate your size group.  We’ve got options!

We will work with you from start to finish and make sure no detail is overlooked!  Our 40th-bvi-trip-776
comprehensive services are listed below.

  • Guide you to select a quality CatamaranPower Cat or Motor Yacht with a top notch crew.
  • Help organize travel logistics for flights, taxi and/or water taxi transfers.
  • Work with the captain to plan an itinerary that will suit your guests.
  • Work with the guest and chef to ensure that any special dietary needs can be met.
  • Recommend and organize Spa Packages at the Best Spas in the Charter area.
  • Recommend and organize adventure excursions or team building activities.
  • Work with your guests to make sure they have all of the necessary travel documents and necessities for their Charter Vacation.
  • Deliver travel gifts to the yacht before your guests arrive.
  • Ensure your guests sit back, CHILLAX, and enjoy the Charter Vacation of their DREAMS!

Contact Us for booking details and visit http://www.chillaxincharters.net to learn more!

Sample Yachts Available:

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http://www.charterbrochure.com/chillaxincharters/robynmccarty/w

 

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Milk and Honey 

http://www.charterbrochure.com/chillaxincharters/robynmccarty/milkandhoney

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Sixty Six

http://www.charterbrochure.com/chillaxincharters/robynmccarty/sixtysix

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19th Hole

http://www.charterbrochure.com/chillaxincharters/robynmccarty/19thhole

Life’s a Beach…Bar! Best Beach Bars in the BVI!

 

**NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO PROBLEM!!!**

Whether you are a couples party group or on a family charter, beach bar hopping your way through the islands will make your charter experience unforgettable! (Well, if you stay away from the shots that is!)  Here’s the scoop on a few of our favorites!  The kids can join in virgin daiquiri’s and play in the sand  at most!  We’ll be sure to let you know when to leave the kids on the boat while you dinghy over to the beach bar!

Be sure to click on the links for more information on our recommendations!

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Saba Rock Island  

This a a great place to drink AND eat!  Awesome menu–we suggest sampling as many appetizers here and call it a mid-day snack while you test drive a few of their drink specials!  Laid back vibe–you’ll sink into the comfy furniture to CHILLAX’ while enjoying the beauty of the moored boats and soaking in the action of the kite boarding off Bitter End! Before you go, take 5 minutes to walk around the island–that’s all it takes! Discover some soft white sand and hammocks on the back side to get the full effect of Island Life!

Bitter End Yacht Club

Bitter End is historic–you have to stop in and say you’ve been here!  HOWEVER, you can’t just show up on the dinghy dock!  We recommend dropping off at the Biras Creek dinghy dock and taking the Mangrove Trail to Bitter End so you can EARN your cold beverage! Don’t worry, your youngest and oldest guests can navigate this friendly trail in their flip flops.  (There is a flight of steps at the end though, so if grandpa just got a new knee you better let him get a head start on the drinks!)  We recommend stopping at the resort pool bar immediately upon exiting the trail.  Grab your drink reward and continue down the resort path to the end bar where you can sink your toes in the sand and CHILLAX in an adirondack chair!  Got kids or adventure seekers in the group??  Have them sign up for some kite boarding lessons and you can enjoy some free entertainment while you sip on your tropical drinks!

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Foxy’s Bar  Foxy’s needs no further description.  It’s legendary.  Check it out for yourself.  There is daytime Foxy’s and there is nighttime Foxy’s.  Family friendly vs. adult party.  Pick your style, but leave the kids back on the yacht with the crew at night.  Foxy’s Firewater Rum is famous so don’t miss it!  We also recommend you shop at Foxy’s store as it’s one of the better island shops!  

 

White Bay Beach Bars–Soggy Dollar, One Love, Coco Loco, Gertrudes.  Visit  Rum Therapy  website and they will tell you all you need to know!  Hendo’s Hideout is the latest addition to the beach bar scene on White Bay and takes the definition of Beach Bar up a few notches! Eat. Drink. Lime. is their motto.  Their food tastes as good as it photographs!  Wheather you park at one of these beach bars or make the crawl through the sand, be sure to plant your group in a beach chair and enjoy the sights, sounds and people on this epic beach!  

Ivan’s Stress Free Bar 

The original NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO PROBLEM Beach Bar as Kenny Chesney would tell you as his hit song “When I See This Bar” was inspired by Ivan’s! Ivan’s had a make-over a few years ago as Ivan and family must have felt some pressure to go bigger.  Honestly, we preferred the old Ivan’s that had less concrete and more spirit, but we don’t ever complain about a beach bar that prides itself on stiff rum drinks and boasts shell art.  We keep going back as one of these times, just maybe, we’ll spy ourselves a little Kenny Chesney in person, ready to Spread the Love, show his Pirate Flag and watch me be his Island Girl–all while we sit in an Old Blue Chair of course!!

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Myett’s Cane Garden Bay

What’s not to love about Cane Garden Bay??!? It has a unique picturesque quality and when you step onto the dock it has it’s own personality of the the islands.  Locals in Cane Garden  are even more welcoming than we experience elsewhere.  If you are lucky, you’ll even get to hear them singing uplifting tunes from the open air church while you chillax on the bow of your boat or sink your toes into the sand.  Walk into Myett’s and feel the escape you’ve just made into a tropical club that you became an instant member of!  If you are lucky, Myett himself might befriend you and send you off with his personalized Myett’s rum as a souvenir!

 

Pusser’s  (Pick your favorite location) and Jumbies at Leverick Bay

Every Charter requires a stop at one of the Pusser’s Bar locations.  They don’t all have a place to sink your toes in the sand, but we promise they will rock your world with their famous, iconic PAINKILLER!!! (Go back and click on it for the secret recipe!) Ask your captain which Pusser’s location he likes to frequent (you know he has a favorite!)

And don’t miss out on stopping in at Leverick Bay for a true beach bar experience.  Ok, we must admit we went here the first time because it was the only place showing the the final hockey game for the Stanley Cup!  Now, it’s a regular on our beach bar hop itinerary!

Bomba Shack’s Full Moon Party

If you time your trip right and you are a young and fun couples group, we recommend experiencing the Bomba Shack Full Moon Party!  This is not for kids and not for the meager beach bar goer!  Nope, this is a PARTY!  Locals, crews off charter, tourists, you name it and they will come to check out what this is all about.  Assign a watchdog to your group and stick together as the party gets spread out and has been know to be a bit “shady”, but we blame it on the shadows caused by the full moon madness!  Bucket List item?? Disclaimer:  It’s not for everyone–link to TripAdvisor Reviews of Bomba Shack and make the call for yourself!

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Cow Wreck Beach Bar 

Cow Wreck is a hidden gem…well, it was until the Obama’s recent visit and now everyone wants to go there!  But that’s OK, everyone SHOULD go there!  White soft sand, the friendliest locals, a great new gift boutique and of course fabulous drinks!  It used to operate mainly off the honor system!  Walk up, make your drink, leave your cash in the box!  Now that’s an island beach bar!  But with fame comes more customers so you’ll find the family owners ready to serve up some drinks and grub while you CHILLAX and soak in the blue of Anegada! 

Loblolly Restaurant & Bar, Big Bamboo 

Know for their BBQ and lobster dishes and the extra long stretch of white sandy beach, Loblolly is a must stop as well!  If our friend is there working his personalized magic on the driftwood, be sure to get your custom made piece to tack up onto the bar and mark your legacy at this establishment!

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Willy T’s Floating Bar  

Willy T’s will require it’s own blog at a later date.  For now we say, go!  Enjoy!  Jump! and check it off!  You can’t NOT go since everyone will ask you if you went to Willy T’s!?!!  Need to get the party rolling?  Ask the bartender to pull out the shot ski and have some fun with your group.  Probably best to leave the kids back on the boat as even in the middle of the day we’ve seen some mermaids quenching their thirst atop of the bar! (Wink, wink!)

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Pirate’s Bight

Never disappoints!  The drinks are good, but remember you are on Island Time!  We said good, not fast!  But no worries, no rush…CHILLAX! Skip some rocks, play some giant life-size jenga, order some appetizers (great food) and soak in your beach bar time in Pirate style!  Arrrggh!!

USVI HIGHLIGHTS:

CHRISTMAS COVER, GREAT ST. JAMES ISLAND

Pizza Pi  As you wait for your fresh Pizza Pi, this is a nice cove to snorkel in and also has some fun rocks to explore!  Ok, so it’s not a beach bar, but have a drink while you wait and call it good!  Just don’t miss out! And have your captain call ahead as there can be a 2 hour wait for a pizza on a busy day!!!

ST. THOMAS:    Tickles Dockside Pub ;  Iggie’s Beach Bar

ST JOHN:    Skinny Legs    ;  St. John Brewers, The Tap Room Bar   ;  The Beach Bar

To sum it up…So many Beach Bars, so little time!   Our first trip, we raced through them!  Our crew actually gave us an award for the most beach bars visited in one charter!  Yes, we were proud! And yes, our crew actually loved us (tipping well helps!)  But, the take-away is this:   No need to rush through your beach bar hopping!  Hit what you can.  Soak in some fun.  Chillax along the way.  Try new drinks.  Enjoy old friends.  Sink your toes in the sand.  Trust us, you’ll be back!

Please EMAIL US to plan your CHILLAXIN’ CHARTER vacation!  

We will help you enjoy the Best Beach Bars in the BVI!

At Sea, I Learned How Little People Need, Not How Much. –Robin Lee Graham

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The Charter industry highlights the luxury side of spending a week on your own private yacht….the 5-star service of the crew, the water toys on board ready to use in a flash, the chef who is ready to whip up those amazing meals on the fancy dinnerware they somehow stow away.  The media highlights the celebrities on the megayachts, teasing us with visions of Ellen, Leonardo and the Kardashian’s in St. Barts living the ritzy life and leading us to believe the bigger the yacht, the better the charter (not true).  That’s all sexy and sells the charter life, but what most people miss before they’ve taken a charter is this simple truth…

     “At sea, I leaned how little a person needs, not how much.” –Robin Lee Graham

The biggest take-away from most first time Charter guests is what they enjoyed most was the simplicity of waking up on the water to amazing views, complete serenity and with the people they care about most.  The take-away is discovering that the sea is the ultimate playground surrounded by island opportunities.  

Tune that vision into your own daydream now and become ready to be so immersed on Charter that you don’t even need to know what time–or day– it is!  You’ll just know you don’t want it to end!    

Cheers to a CHILLAXIN’ weekend ahead!   CONTACT US when you are ready to book your Chillaxin’ Charter vacation!

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Pack less…Dream more!  Worry less…Inspire more!  Complain less…Compliment more!

Stay at home less…

CHILLAX on Charter more!!

Simple Tips to Make A Charter Vacation More Affordable

Let’s be honest, many people look at the rate of a Charter and quickly dismiss it, but NOT SO FAST!!!  Charters come in all shapes, sizes and budgets and there are some simple tips to make them more affordable!

First, think about your last vacation…by the time you were “All-in”, what did you spend?  Excursions, meals, drinks at resort prices, car rentals, equipment rentals, theme park entrance fees (only to have crappy theme park food–yuck!) etc, etc.  It all adds up!  Now, think about the time and energy you spent finding restaurants to dine at, making reservations or worse–preparing meals, not to mention the logistics of getting places, navigating a tourist town, dealing with crowds and lines and worst of all cleaning up after the family on your own vacation!  Book a Charter Vacation and wipe all of that away!!!

When you see the price of an Caribbean All Inclusive Charter, take some of the sticker shock out and look at the value of what you get! Erase the vision of the All-Inclusive resort in Cancun and replace it with All INCLUSIVE concept of meals prepared by a chef who knows your preferences of food, accommodates special dietary needs and presents it with the most beautiful culinary twist!  And imagine your crew ready to greet you with your favorite drinks and snacks throughout each day.  Think of the Captain and crew who know  all of the island hotspots and hidden gems!  No waiting in lines, no boarding transfer busses, no cheesy tour guides!  It’s immediately a 5-star experience of a lifetime!         

SIMPLE TIPS to make a Charter Vacation more “affordable” (yep, I used that word!)

  1. Charter as a group of couples or do a multi-familty trip and divide the cost.  (Just make sure you like them!)  Ha! No, really it’s quite easy!  Everyone is generally on their best behavior on Charter because, well, why wouldn’t you be–it’s paradise!  Don’t be afraid to join forces.
  2. Pick non-holiday weeks to charter.  Christmas and New Year’s weeks have a premium rate of 10-20% and generally a 7 day minimum.  Spring Break does not have a premium rate though!
  3. Charter during “low season”.  May 1-Dec.14th in the Caribbean offers lower charter rates. (Note: Prime hurricane season is Sept-October)
  4. Book 9-12 months in advance.  The “more affordable” yachts with the best crews are the ones that tend to book up to a year in advance, so don’t delay!
  5. Wait for a SPECIAL to hit!  (WHOA–did’t I just say book in advance?!) Ok, here’s the scoop!  You know what you want and you like what you like–so you better hop on it 9-12 months in advance, no joke!  But, if you are laid back and don’t mind the “leftovers”, there are some sweet SPECIALS that pop up generally because a yacht is trying to fill some empty slots and generally last minute, so if you are a flexible traveler (aka, you don’t have kids schedules dictating your life), then waiting for a special might be for you.
  6. Book a shorter duration.  I don’t recommend anything shorter than 4 nights, but the yachts will pro-rate their weekly rates for a shorter duration and it’s a great way to “dip your toes” into the Charter world!  

Here’s the teaser–let’s play around with quote!  Email or call us with your desired travel window, a description of your group (ages, relationship) and your desired budget and we’ll “Make A Plan!”

Click HERE to Explore a sample of Available Yachts!

Brochure for featured yacht on today’s blog:  AVALON http://www.charterbrochure.com/chillaxincharters/robynmccarty/avalon62

 

Note:  Most catamarans operate on an All-Inclusive rate that includes a reasonable bar and a wine budget, but may charge an additional fee if the client requests high priced fine wines or an overstock on alcohol or specialty liquors.  Most Power Yachts operate on an APA (Advanced Provisioning Allowance–to be discussed in a future blog).