/ PER WEEK
RATES AND LOCATIONS
Low Season Rates
High Season Rates
Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
2 x Engines VOLVO 150 HP Generator ONAN 17.5 Kwa & Northern Lights 14Kw
Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Sheldon Lindsay & Mike Blamey
June, '17, guests aboard catamaran VACOA said
It was our first cruise with friends at the BVI, April 2017. We had an excellent holiday at the Vacoa. His crew was fantastic, Jason the captain always open to give us destination suggestions and access our requirements, we did many fun activities with the dinghy, Angie, the best, an eceptional chef delights us day by day with exquisite preparations and the best ever alway with a big smile, Lucy was a wonderful hostess kept us at all times solving any issue we requested, with the best encouragement and always cheerful. We had an amazing time at Vacoa and would love to go back.
Vacoa with our Chilean Flag. What an honor!
Charter 5 -13 April 15 - Tortola
Our charter has been sensational! Xavier is very skilled and knowledgeable, first mate Claire has been wonderful, and chef Manuela extraordinary, fabulous cuisine.
All of the crew work well together. Susan and I speak French with them, some Italian with Manuela, but they are all fluent in English. They have been particularly patient and helpful with the grandchildren.
The boat itself is super, but the setup of the bathrooms could be better, which has nothing to do with the crew, of course.
I am glad that we held out for VACOA .
Charter 9th -16th May 2015 - St Marteen to St Barth
Te envo como recuerdo dos fotos del grupo de navegantes argentinos, de la semana del 9-5 al 16-5-15. Hemos pasado una semana muy linda y nos hemos sentido muy satisfechos por las atenciones de toda la tripulacin.
Un cordial saludo para los tres y espero nos podamos volver a re-encontrar.
Charter 08th to 18th of December 2015, St Vincent-Grenada
Well done! The Vacoa and crew were perfect for our team of six non-adventurers. I have already recommended them to other friends. I know we will be in touch again next year.
Charter 19th to 26th of March 2016, Saint-Martin - Saint-Martin:
I just want to thank you for your advice and organization of my charter onboard VACOA during our Easter break.We had a fantastic tour onboard a great boat, run by a very professional, knowledgable and service minded crew. My family and I enjoyed every minute and we will certainly come back in not too distant future. I can easily recommend this boat with existing crew to anyone that want to have a time of their life experience. Thank you
Charter June 15th- 22th 2016, Tortola-Tortola
Comment from the broker:
I just wanted to send you an email and tell you how proud I am of Xavier and his crew on VACOA! He is such a pleasure to work with. My clients had the best trip ever on board with them.
Thank you for all your assistance!
January, 2017, VACOA guests said:
We chartered Vacoa in the BVI in January of 2017 and enjoyed every minute of it. The boat is a 620 Lagoon (our second trip on the same model) and I would not charter in the BVI on any other model of boat. The fact that the top deck can accommodate all 10 guests beats any other boat in its class.
The boat is in great condition and the salon and state rooms are well appointed.
Jason and Team did a wonderful job and the food blew away our expectations (which were high from our previous trip on another boat). I'd recommend getting off the boat for cocktails here and there but eating on board as none of the island restaurants can match the quality and presentation of the food.
They had plenty of sports equipment on board -- everything from water skis to wakeboard, to kayaks, to paddle boards, etc.... Full service boat with fantastic crew -- perfect match.
Guests aboard VACOA in early July, 2017, said
Just returned home from a fabulous family 7 day vacation aboard Vacoa. Our family consisted of 9 people ages 13, 14, 17, 18, 25, 27, 50, 59. Fun for everyone from the water activities, destinations, cocktails and the food, we could not have been happier! Captain Jason, Steward Lucy and Chef Louis, treated all of us with professionalism and enthusiasm. Every request was greeted with a smile. We can't wait to book our next trip aboard Vacoa! Thanks again for an incredible time!
Mid November, 2019 charter guests wrote:
Incredible experience. Crew was exceptional! - Tomas
Best trip ever – you all are wonderful. - Elizabeth
So much fun! Love you guys. Thank you for the great memories. - Janice
Dear Sail Away and Crew,
Thank you for a remarkable and amazing experience!
Lots of love - Jenny
Thank you so much for the wonderful vacation! - Luisi
Thank you so much for all the attention and amazing places you took us. Best vacation! Love - Gigi
I didn’t realise the impact this experience had on me until departure where the emotions were overwhelming. Trip of a lifetime! - Renee
The New Years week 2019/2020 guests on Sail Away wrote:
Such an amazing trip! Mostly because of Mike, Lizzy & Lisa. Thank you so much. Can’t wait to do it again! Mike Head Charterer.
I can’t express how amazing this week has been – the sailing, the food, the fun, the laughter. Thank you, thank you!! See you next time! Kristie Head Charterer
Coolest trip ever!!! Y’all ROCK – thx for the food and the sailing 😊 XX Isabelle
Best Trip Ever!! What would it take for me to stay?! The food was soooo good! Thank you so much. Henry
The most amazing trip EVER!! I had the greatest time of my life! Thank you so much. Eloise
This was by far the best trip ever! I’ve enjoyed getting to know the crew. George
SAIL AWAY's mid February, 2020, guests said:
What a fab holiday spent with you Lizzy, Lisa and Mike! Thank you for all your skill and hospitality.
Keep sailing. Jeannie & Ed
We had an amazing second visit to the BVI. The food was the best we have had! Thanks for everything! Kirk & Tia
Thank you all so much for an amazing First Charter Experience. It was top notch from start to finish!Jim & Diana
SAIL AWAY's early March guests said:
Dear Mike, Lizzy and Lisa, Thank you for making this trip an exceptional adventure! Bill and I have enjoyed every minute, just when we thought we had had the best then another day bought more. The only bad event was this morning when we realised it was time to leave. Thank you each for your gift of conversation, inclusion of event planning, helpfulness etc. Thank you with love Bill & Glenda
Mike, Lizzy & Lisa,
We sure enjoyed the entire trip. Thank you all for your kind hospitality. You are a great bunch to sail with. Good company, good food and good beverages. Place settings on the table and presentation of the cuisine was amazing. You all made us feel very special and we will look back fondly on the time spent on Sail Away. Thanks very much. Mike & Joe
March 2021 guests on SAIL AWAY in the BVI wrote
We recently spent 10 days aboard Sail Away with Colleen and Peter Lauber. The experience from beginning to end was seamless and transporting. First, our charter broker arranged the charter and facilitated travel plans and navigating the BVI Covid restrictions/requirements. That was a great help! The BVI are VERY Covid safe by the way. Once you do the required paperwork and testing it is fabulous to be here. So don’t let that stop you from coming!!
We met Colleen and Peter at the Cay, a short ride from the airport, and off we went. We had 4 days of on-boat quarantine and, really, who could complain about beautiful bays, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking etc?! After a day 4 test and subsequent test result we hit land for our first on shore activities.
Colleen and Peter, our hosts on Sail Away, were EXCELLENT in every way. They are both highly experienced sailors and know every corner of (and almost everyone in) the BVI. They took incredible care of us from charting our trip, arranging activities, and preparing delicious meals. Colleen clearly did a ton of preparation to be able to prepare gourmet dishes with ease for a group that also included gluten free vegans. And they were funny, fun, and overall great to get to know.
Oh and Sail Away is gorgeous. No need for me to say more - JUST GET HERE.
Carla - New York, USA
Fan Mail from guests aboard catamaran SAIL AWAY in late January, 2022 -
Fan Mail from guests aboard catamaran SAIL AWAY in late January, 2022 -
Charter Sicily Islands 23-31th of August 2015
I have just talked with the client, she is plenty satisfied with their cruise on board of MAITAS.
The captain Marco and his crew has work very hard to offer to all the party an unforgettable cruise.
They have appreciated their professionalism, the discretion , the long experience and the excellent cousin .
I want thank all the Team , I will give only super positive feedback on the boat and I hope to have soon other clients.
Charter 19th-26th April 2015 - St Marteen
Feedback from the broker :
I finally got ahold of M. XXX to get a report on their sailing vacation in St Martin with Xavier and Clare and Christine on VACOA and he has only superlatives for the boat, crew and experience.He was ecstatic about the food, the service, Xaviers energy and flexibility with doing water sports with the kids, playing DJ and helping guide the itinerary choices.
They said they would charter that boat again with that crew.
Charter 25th of November - 2nd of December 2015 Tortola-Tortola
My clients had a wonderful time aboard VACOA. Thank you very much to you and your excellent crew for an excellent charter!
Charter 24th to 31th of January 2016 - Tortola - Tortola
Just a quick check in after a most delightful week on the water with great friends and a fantastic crew! The chef Christine was also over the top on professional skills and food quality/presentation, and always pleasant and open to teaching us about her dishes and how they were prepared. As a business owner myself, I know it is important to get prompt and direct feedback and consider this a 100+ score, simply blew us away! It goes without saying that the captain and crew had our comfort and hospitality in mind 24/7; and clearly a crack sailing team.
Charter 17th to 24th of April 2016, Tortola-Tortola
This charter was by far the best I have been on to date...maybe it was the yacht? Maybe it was the crew? Both were amazing and better than expected. The yacht's condition was impeccable, the accommodations definitely met with our expectations, perhaps even better. We did not fully appreciate the upper deck of the yacht; I think we hung out there most of the time. We also did not realize we had a fourth crew member which was terrific! The crew was phenomenal. Xavier and Claire were so professional and accommodating to all of your wishes. Christine our chef was 5 star!! Every meal was delicious and special - what she was able to accomplish with such limited provisions was truly amazing. The final dinner our last night was a special treat - surprise Pirate Party!! Maxim was our 4th crew member and such a delight. He really took care of all of us...day or night!!
The week went by so fast even though it was 7 days on a boat...we went to every location we wanted plus some. Xavier knew exactly when the best times would be for snorkeling, seeing turtles, exploring the Baths (when all of the people had left); he even knew how to keep us out of the stormy weather! We enjoyed hiking on the islands, tennis at two resorts, sailing at Bitter End and spa treatments on shore. They really did an amazing job keeping all of us happy.
Charter July 02-09, Tortola-Tortola
Message for the broker : I have no words (which everyone will tell you is unusual for me J)! The guests had a fabulous time on VACOA. The comments keep coming.
The crew was amazing and Christine was just incredible. We ate like kings all week. Claire and Xavier were so nice and wonderful. The vacation was amazing! We loved every minute of it....the best vacation ever.
It was incredible! Im ready to look for next year. Call me!
May/June guests on VACOA said:
This is the second time that we vacationed on the Vacoa with friends and we had another fabulous week with great weather in the BVI! The crew kept us busy with multiple destinations and activities daily; we loved Oil Nut Bay, Scrub Island, Bitter End and the remote bays where everyone had a blast with multiple water activities! Captain Jason did an unbelievable job keeping us very active while Chef Will was back in the kitchen preparing fantastic breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners! Lucy, the second mate, was a joy to be with, she made delicious tropical drinks, cleaned up after us and kept us entertained! A great time was had by all!
Late June, 2019, guests on SAIL AWAY wrote
Everyone was so nice – I would not change a thing!!! Really enjoyed our trip and HOPE to do it again. Best crew and chef!!! Our friends were so happy with the trip!!!
Thanksgiving week, late November, 2019 4-time repeat guests aboard Sail Away wrote:
Like Jerry said – one of the best out of 15 or 20 trips. Thanks. - Karl
Fabulous week! I believe in salt water soaks and sunshine! Thank you for the beautiful memories. - Dan & Sharon
There’s no words to describe how very wonderful this trip was – as the Captain said “Randy grew younger this week!” We are family now! - Melissa & Randy
Great time! So beautiful! Thanks for the great party – best party ever! Don’t want to go home! - Val & Jerry
I had a blast! Thanks for everything. - Frank
Awesome time! Don’t want to leave. - Brandon
Late January, 2020 guests on SAIL AWAY wrote:
Mike, Lizzy and Lisa, We can’t thank you enough for your hospitality and willingness to go along with all the family pranks! Thank you for not just doing your job but making us feel so welcomed. Remember to always live the life you love and love the life you live!
Hugs and kisses
Steve and Monica
THANK YOU! Heaven on earth, treated as royalty, fed like a queen & king, most delicious food and crew who made us experience honestly the trip of a lifetime.
Lisa and Bill
You know you’re an exceptional captain, first mate and chef when your passengers feel like you were part of their family…and I feel like I’ve known you for a long time! You guys are the BOMB! I’ve never felt so pampered. Miss you already!
late February, 2020 guests on SAIL AWAY wrote:
This is Tom and mine 6th trip to the BVIs. Captain Mike & Lizzy have made this trip most remarkable! We had amazing meals wit Chef Lisa. Will miss the crew so much. Thank sfor making our trip so much fun. Hope to see you next year! Love, Tom & Sue
Mike, Lizzy & Lisa! It took only 5 seconds from the moment we stepped on to the boat to feel your warmth & sincerity… And we felt comfortable and cared for… and relaxed! This is the FIRST TIME I have ever experienced Doug completely relaxed and UNPUGGED…. We thank you for that gift. It was a trip of a life-time, we are so grateful for the experience and love you all!! Many blessings Doug and Lisa X
The most awesome crew! Captain Mike, Lizzy and Chef Lisa we can’t thank you enough for providing us with an amazing experience. Hoping to sail with you again! Diana & Ken
Our first adventure to The BVIs No1 crew – Lizzy, Mike, Lisa… spectacular in every way, culinary was outstanding. A pre-honeymoon at its finest!! We loved and appreciated everyone and everything. First class all the way. Deep gratitude. Cliff & Erin.
The Dunnings, a mid-March charter aboard catamaran SAIL AWAY, wrote:
Mike and Lizzy, Thank you for a perfect week! You are both so much fun. We loved getting to know you. We hope to see you again X Angela
Mike and Lizzy, Thank you for the most wonderful trip we could imagine. Your hospitality and friendly attitude were most appreciated. We feel we have made friends for a lifetime. Mark
Mike, Lizzy & Lisa – Thank you for such a fun week in paradise! I truly enjoyed your company and you delicious food. I don’t think this trip can be topped! Sally
Mike, Lizzy & Lisa, What a way to spend my last ever Spring Break! I couldn’t have imagined a better week. You guys made everything perfect! I’m so happy to have met ya’ll. I wish you guys all the best! Syd
Mike, Lizzy & Lisa, This trip was truly the most wonderful time I have ever had! The food was spectacular and the company of ya’ll being here even better! I do hope I get to see you all again one day and I wish you all the best! Dooley
Mike & Lizzy, Thank you for an amazing week full of fun and wonderful memories. You were both so sweet! Nicole
Mike & Lizzy, Fun with the state the world is in, you guys made sure that paradise stayed as is. I can't put into words how much I’ve enjoyed myself so I will just leave you guys with a thanks and a 😊 Ward
Early December, 2021 guests in the BVI on SAIL AWAY wrote:
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Captain Speedy, Ms. Speedy and Chef Kim! What a spectacular week we have had. I can honestly say we have never been so cared for and catered to!
We have LOVED our time with you – You are special people and now lifetime friends!
Love Alison and Martha
Mike, Lesley and Kim,
Thank you doesn’t seem to be enough to express my gratitude for all you did to make this week so special. Muffy is the most loving hostess that took such great care of us. Kim, master chef, meal after meal. Simply incredible!! Mike, Mike, Michael, Big Mac. For a guy you have very sweet energy, ha ha! We all appreciated your thoughtfulness in getting us to just the right spots. But remember to slow down 😊 I don’t think your dancing improved over the week! Kim, I can still make room in my bag for you! ❤️
Thank you again, you all truly are extraordinary in so many ways. I think I’m in love with you all. Happiest of holidays.
Sharon and Nickel
Thank you Mike, Lesley and Kim for making our dream trip come true in every way. Your kindness, enthusiasm, and humor made this trip a very personal experience. Also you each have exceptional knowledge and skills that made us very safe and cared for.
Every day was special for us. Thank you for taking us to all those special spots so we could immerse ourselves in the beaty of the BVI.
Kim, your meals were incredible.
Lesley, you cared for us as though we were your family.
Speedy Mike, you are captain extraordinaire!
Than you thank you thank you. A special thanks for Carolyn’s birthday party. We hope to see you again.
With love and gratitude,
Fabia and Carolyn
Guests aboard SAIL AWAY in mid June, 2022, in the BVI, wrote:
Dear Sheldon, Vanessa and Marie,
What can I say? You are the recipe for a perfect trip!
Salty - Sheldon you salty dog!
Always made us feel safe and protected. Loved your stories of your adventures!
Sweet - Vanessa! You are the quintessential hostess! You make it all look effortless, but oh my goodness, we were pampered! You sparkle! ❤️
Spicy - Marie - DELICIOUS!!
Every single meal!!!
We loved every bite!
Please know you always have a safe harbour in Carlsbad
Sherri and Mark