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ALIZÉ

$10,000 - $14,000 / WEEK
Roomy saloon
Aft lounging and dining
Cockpit area
Lounging on the foredeck
Aft queen guest suite
Forwrd queen guest suitea
Amazing snorkeling
Ski behind the tender
Kayaking together
Aerial view of Alizé
Anchor just off the beach
Paddleboard
Loaf on the beach
Your crew at the helm
The powerful tender
Charging along

Catamaran ALIZÉ is your best choice for tailor-made, memorable, all inclusive, Caribbean, US Virgin Islands and BVI, crewed charter yacht family sailing vacations; honeymoons, holidays, anniversaries, romantic getaways and share-sail trips with friends. Catamaran ALIZÉ: Modern, large, spacious, comfortable, bright and airy Lagoon 440 sailing Catamaran. Completely refitted in late 2019. Equipped with four fully air-conditioned cabins. Two queen and two double, with en-suite baths and showers. Also equipped with flybridge, forward cockpit, new generator, solar panels and large capacity water maker to give you a trouble free, stable, fast and comfortable Caribbean island hopping experience. A new large, fast, powerful dinghy for adventure and exploring and, of course, lots of water toys for fun, entertainment, comfort and relaxation at anchor. Ideal for two couples or families with kids .

Flybridge
Forward Cockpit
Non-Smoking Vessel
A/C runs from 5:30pm to 8:30am

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2020
YACHT
LENGTH
44 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
3
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
6
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$10,000
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 2
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 3
Electric Heads: 3
Engine Details
Yanmar engines Onan generator - 9Kw
Fuel Consumption: 1.5
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Max Speed: 10 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 25 Feet
Draft: 4.25 Feet
Pax: 6
Refit: 2020
YearBuilt: 2005
Builder: Lagoon
Engines: Yanmar engines Onan generator - 9Kw
JetSkis: No
Flag: BVI
SatTv: No
RegNum: 738412
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: US Cellular
BVI Cellular
Internet Available Subject to Local Providers
Camcorder: -
Books: -
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: Yes. High
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: Water Safe. Open to all ages.
Inverter: Yes. 2Kw.
Voltages: 110v & 12v
Water Maker: Yes. High
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: Sterns
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: New 12 ft ZAR
Dinghy hp: 25
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: Yes
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: Yes
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: Yes
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: -
Kayaks (2 Pax): 1
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: 2
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Stern
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling, Spinning and Bottom
Rods: 2
Captain
Carlos Andrade
Nation: Venezuala
License: MCA 200 tonnes
Languages: English and Spanish
Chef Mate
Maribel Ramirez
Nation: Spain/Venezuela
License: RYA Power Level 2
Carlos and Maribel are a professional, multilingual Captain/Eng. and Chef/Mate team with many years of experience operating large power and sail yachts worldwide. From 2012 to 2017 they were owners/operators of the very successful and highly rated BVI crewed charter catamaran Sea Chateau. Now they are the proud owners/operators of another large and comfortable sailing catamaran: ALIZÉ.
Carlos was born in Michigan and grew up in Maryland sailing and fishing the waters of the Chesapeake. He holds an International Master of Yachts 200 ton. Ocean license and is also trained in marine firefighting, diesel mechanics, radar, radio communications and first aid. He is very conscious about your safety and the safety and maintenance of his vessel. His hobbies include, from being an avid sport fisherman to a passionate photographer and classic rock and jazz music enthusiast. Some of his guest also affirm that his mojitos are the best in the islands.
Besides being a professional Architect, Maribel is STCW certified, holds an RYA power boat level II license and is also a professionally trained Chef, graduated from the Gaga Culinary Institute under the guidance of French Master Chef Laureant Cantineaux and is also trained in Silver Service. Three years spent in Tuscany, Italy while supervising the construction of a Benetti 120 ft. mega yacht and her recent travels to Sicily, Sardinia and Croatia, have also given Maribel the opportunity of learning the traditional Mediterranean cooking techniques, native ingredients and well kept family secrets, all of which compliment her Spanish and Latin/Caribbean heritage to provide you with an exciting, delicious and beautifully presented culinary experience I every meal. With their experience, charm and passion for excellence; Carlos and Maribel will surely make your Caribbean sailing vacation the experience of a life time.

All of our meals are prepared with the emphasis on fresh. We take advantage of the ocean's bounty, the favorable spice trade, and check in with the 'coconut telegraph' to find the freshest ingredients for your dining pleasure. Your individual custom menu might include some of the following Caribbean culinary delights aboard Alizé. We guarantee you won't go hungry.


Sunday’s start out with eggs benedict smothered with homemade hollandaise sauce accompanied with a  variety of tropical fruit juices.


Monday’s marvel is grilled jumbo prawns with pineapple salsa, and a spinach, pine nut and avocado salad topped by an orange/sherry vinaigrette.


Tuesday's treats tease the taste buds with homemade breakfast pastries in the morning, and the day ends with a traditional barbecue, grilling up either the fresh-caught fish of the day, or a fine cut of imported meat. And of course, a delightful glass of red or white wine would be just the right thing to complete the evening's experience.


Wednesday’s unveil a spectacular lunchtime lobster salad, imminently satisfying and keeping with the theme, may encourage an afternoon's snorkel.


Thursday’s offer happy hour and appetizers after an island excursion complete with your choice of tropical drinks or Red Stripe beer, and an array of canapés, crudités, cheeses and dips. As Caribbean music wafts through the balmy air, the sun, seas and dinner is served al fresco on the bridge deck.


Friday's feature has an Asian flair, with tempura fondue and hibachi skewers of a variety of fish, meats and vegetables.


Saturday's sensation is waking up to the aroma of baking as it permeates the boat. It's up to you to decide: is it bread, pastries, or cookies? As you walk into the galley, you might see Chef Maribel stirring her mouth watering fudge. The day's labors could possibly become the evening's garlic bread, or tomorrow's French toast.

Above summary is just a sampling to get your juices flowing.
Custom menus and dishes are welcomed upon request.
We also cater to special diets of all kinds. Please let us know in advance.

 


Breakfast 

Breakfast is served with fruit juices, coffee, and a variety of teas. 


Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast: Vanilla cinnamon French toast accompanied
with powdered sugar, syrup, berries, and bacon.


Egg Scramble: Scrambled together with fresh seasonal veggies and melted
cheese served with toast and local jams.


Captain's Egg Burrito: Over easy eggs with sour cream, cheese, onions, tomatoes, and salsa (eggs can be served to your liking upon request).
Eggel: Bagel toasted then topped with cream cheese, onions, tomatoes, a poached egg, and salsa.

Tropical fruit platter: Served with yogurt, an assortment of cereals, fresh baked muffins, and local jams.



Lunch Main Courses

Caesar Salad Wrap:Tortilla stuffed with romaine lettuce, chicken, parmesan cheese and homemade Caesar dressing.


Fish Tacos: Fish of the day on top a flour tortilla, black beans, sour cream, tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños.


Deli Sandwiches: Choice of meat and cheese with all the fixin's on homemade ciabatta bread.


Pasta salad: Tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing with fresh veggies and chicken.


Turkey Cobb Salad: With bacon, romaine lettuce, blue cheese, tomatoes, onions, and choice of dressing.


Hot dogs: Served with Maribel's famous coleslaw and all the fixin's.
Shrimp Salad: Shrimp served atop shaved eggs, avocado, tomatoes, and crisp romaine lettuce.

 

Appetizers

Ahi Nachos: Wonton chips topped with mango salsa, and Ahi tuna.
Bruschetta: Fresh tomatoes tossed with red onions, basil, olive oil, and
balsamic vinegar served with crispy baguette slices.
Crab Cakes:Served on top a bed of lettuce then drizzled with a creamy, spicy sauce.
Smoked Gouda and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadillas: Tortillas filled with smoked gouda, onions, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Shrimp Tacos:Mini shrimp tacos with cabbage and tomatoes then drizzled with sour cream sauce.
Cheese Platter: Accompanied with olive tapenade and crackers.
Homemade Guacamole and Salsa with Chips.


Dinner Main Courses

Teriyaki and Brown Sugar Glazed Pork: Accompanied with rice and beans and homemade mango salsa.


Salmon Salad: Served on top of a deliciously fresh salad with raisins, avocado, tomatoes, roasted red bell peppers, onions, blue cheese, and
almonds tossed with raspberry balsamic vinaigrette.


Kebabs: Chicken and shrimp kebabs with fresh veggies served over white rice.


Lobster: Served with drawn butter, roasted veggies, and red pepper risotto.


Chicken Stir-fry: Stir-fried with fresh veggies served over white rice.

Fish Tostado: Fish of the day served over black beans, cabbage, and topped with pineapple salsa.


Jambalaya Pasta: With andouille sausage, shrimp, and a spicy Cajun marinara sauce.


Shrimp Scampi: Sautéed with butter and garlic then tossed with linguini pasta.


Rib-eye Steak: Barbecued steak lightly seasoned and served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies.


Seared Scallops: Served with parmesan risotto and roasted veggies.

 

Desserts

Assorted Ice Cream.
Apple Crisp.
Brownies a la mode.
Strawberry Shortcake.
Key Lime Pie.
Cheesecake.

 

Colmans Family. Third Visit Comments
Carlos and Maribel, Thanks again for another family vacation. The girls will be taking about Maribel’s cooking none stop until we comeback! They also had a great time testing the new tube. The sea turtle in Christmas Cove was amazing! Another unforgettable family vacation! The Colmans: Gerard, Susan, Heather, Lizzie and Helena
What Carlos & Maribel's guests have said in the past
Carlos and Maribel, This was the perfect first experience in the BVI your knowledge of the islands hospitality and the amazing cuisine complemented the beautiful views and the amazing waters. We look forward to being able to share this experience again in the future with more friends and family. Cheers and many thanks. Michael and Jenny Corr
Girls Annual Sailing Getaway Vacation
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you so much for best vacation ever!! Love every minute (from the unbelievable meals, to all the perfect places to explore on land and see, and our attention to all our needs!. We loved stumbling into the Poker Rum!!. We will never forget our week onboard your beautiful boat touring this most beautiful spot on planet Earth!! Happy Sailing. Linda, Ann, Colleen, Nancy.
Pelose Family. Christmas Charter.
Captain Carlos and Chef Maribel, The ultimate family vacation! We never were board! The fishing, watersports, the sailing, the relaxation, the Caribbean Showers and the amazing food were a few of our highlights ! Your attention to detail from planning the perfect itinerary to the special touches and constant attention you gave us, was spectacular. Pelose family
Schleich Family. Second Visit Comments
Thank you for giving our family such great memories and a trip of a life time! You are both amazing people and we will miss you...until we're back again . Carlos, your expertise on where to go for our specific family, our safety, and always impeccable timing was amazing. Maribel, wow!... we can't say enough about all the wonderful meals. You are not only very talented but you are such a sweetheart as well. Having four teenagers, we really needed this family time together. Thank you for all the time and effort you both put in to making it so special for us. You both went above and beyond! ♥ John, Andrea, Layton, Trevor, Brennen and Hollynn Schleich
Johnson Family. Second Visit Comments
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you again for another wonderful week! Everything aboard was just wonderful and of course, both of you are the best. Great food, great adventures and best of all great memories. This is our second trip with you, but it won’t be the last!. Until next time. Chad, Donna, Graham, Bryce, Brooks and Grace.
Mid-March, ‘21, guests in the BVI on ALIZÉ wrote
Carlos and Maribel, You made this trip possible. We didn't think it was going to happen. You made it happen. The ALIZE is beautiful. We had the most relaxing, fun and amazing time. The food was WOW! So Yummy! Drinks were perfect and kept coming. Just how we like. You both are fantastic hosts. Listening and watching who we are and took us to the best places in the BVI. We do not want to leave!! Thank you so much for taking great care of us . We have the best memories to take with us and great shirts!! Until we sail again... Love Brad and JoAnn
Mid March guests aboard ALIZE wrote:
Dear Maribel and Carlos, This has been the most amazing, relaxing, beautiful vacation Winslow and I have done together. This was our first sailing trip and it is everything and way more than what we hoped for. You two are such precious, loving and wise people and I feel like I have a new favorite aunt and uncle in my life. I have felt the happiest I have been in a long time and you two have such positive bright uplifting energy it's so contagious and so healing to be around. Thank you for following your dream and sharing your passion for living in the water, in the flow, with hearts open engaging the moment with us. I will be thinking about the gentle rocking of the ocean in my meditation and the joy and peace of this trip for so long. Highlights include Maribel's amazing food! Dancing on the bow, but most of all, feeling so safe and welcome, and free to be myself in a way I rarely feel with strangers. You two feel like family to me now. Love you both. Brianna March 24, 2021" " Dear Carlos and Maribel, It has been a joy being onboard these past five days! It's my first time spending a night on a ship like this and I've loved it. Your hospitality has made me feel cared for and at ease. It has been well beyond what I expected. You two run a lovely and incredible boat and have made my experience out here very special and memorable. Thank you for your care!! Love. Winslow P.S.: Maribel, your cooking was sooooooo yumi!
Late March guests aboard Alizè said:
Dear Maribel and Carlos, As you found out, even though Carlos suspected it, I was hesitant to come to the BVI since I had never done anything like this before and was nervous about how I would fit in. Your gracious hospitality and reassuring calmness put me right at ease and truly this was a wonderful experience that I would like to do again. Probably my most fond memory will be getting to know the both of you, hearing of some of your grand adventures and traveling insights. Thank you for making our "mid-pandemic" charter the best it could be. The service was top notch, the food was five stars and outstanding and the company most enjoyable. Con toda mi gratitud y deseo por las mejores bendiciones de Dios!! Holly W. Dear Maribel and Carlos, What a marvelous trip this has been! I really had no idea what to expect. This trip was planned as a celebration of my 50th birthday and I wasn't in the loop, so to speak. Add to that all the ever changing Covid regulations and I was not enthusiastic. That being said... Once I was on the ALIZE, in your capable hands, I was at HOME. The anxiety and apprehension...GONE!! I was completely relaxed and my attitude shifted immediately. Thank you both so much for allowing us to share your home for these eight days. I was not disappointed about not being able to go on land due to the late Covid test results. I really am happiest when I'm with my sister. She's my best friend. So I would have to say the whole trip was a SUCCESS!! We loved your cooking, Maribel. Every meal was a triumph! Carlos, your stories: so fabulous. Thank you for a safe and memorable experience. The BVI is beautiful but a trip with you two, even on swamp, would be worth it! I hope this is the first of several trips together. Dezra and Joel H.
Mid April guests in the BVI aboard catamaran ALIZE wrote:
We loved every minute we spent on ALIZE. Carlos is the most patient, calm and kind person. He showed the kids how to use all the water toys on board and they had so much fun! Maribel is the best chef you can have on a charter. She treated us to some exquisite deserts, succulent steaks and the freshest salads. The bar on cooking was set very high. Thank you so much Carlos and Maribel for an awesome week on board the ALIZE! We hope to be back soon! Elena B. Carlos and Maribel, we had a great time on the ALIZE. Maribel cooked amazing food and you guys made us feel right at home. This trip was probably the best one I ever had, thanks to both of you. I really hope that we will be able to go on this boat again with you. Thanks! Ana B. (age 10)
Early June, 2021, guess aboard ALIZÉ said:
Carlos and Maribel, We will never be able to thank you enough for your generous hospitality and for sharing your home with us. This has been an AMAZING adventure and we have enjoyed sharing it with you! The memories (and laughs) from this trip will be with us always. Maribel, you are amazing!! Your cooking, stories, and 😀 love for what you do shows in all you do. Carlos, our captain, we have loved everything you recommended and enjoyed our time with you. Be safe. Be well and may we all see each other again! Gretchen and David. Carlos and Maribel, Thank you so much for sharing a piece of your lives with us! The views, experiences and the conversations will be those that will be looked back upon for years to come. Maribel, you are a very special woman, you do it all with such grace and a smile. Carlos, you are a teacher- pointing out not only destinations and experiences but imparting wisdom along the way. Thank you for being a part of our group’s 50th celebration (not mine, I’m the baby 😊),you will be remembered fondly always! Brandi and Doug
Late June, 2021, guests on catamaran ALIZE wrote
Dear Carlos and Maribel, For so many reasons over this past year we thought this trip was not going to happen. We are so thrilled that it did!! We loved being onboard ALIZE. Your insights on the islands, activities and itinerary were invaluable. Our time aboard ALIZE will be remembered for the evening sunsets & breezes, "Caribbean showers", great conversation, a lot of fun activities, wonderful cocktails and THE FOOD!! We have always felt that our travel has given us many gifts... The people we meet along the way are definitely one of those gifts- we will remember fondly our time spent with both of you! We hope to join you again on a future sailing adventure. The Cahouets Kate, Dave, Maggie & Emma
Early July ‘21 guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, This will be a trip that our family remembers forever. Our favorite parts were: snorkeling, watching the amazing sunsets, and everyone of Maribel's meals. Even though hurricane Elsa had it's own plans for our vacation, we still had a wonderful time *The fish that we saw were gorgeous! And we saw many other amazing creatures! I am very thankful that I got to come and have an amazing week with y'all! I hope we get to sail with you again next Christmas! Jensen Family July 2021 * written by Lila (10 y/o)
The Moore family aboard catamaran ALIZE wrote of their July charter in the BVI:
Carlos and Maribel, Wow... what an amazing vacation! Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful home and for coordinating such an incredible experience for us. From sailing to snorkeling, from each location to every extraordinary meal, we had the best time. Scott loved being on a boat again and paddle-boarding for the first time. For us sisters, it was great to simply be together here, especially sitting up top with both of you while we sailed. If anyone needs lessons about using the dinghy ladder, Claire is always available. Thank you again for everything- ha sido una semana inolvidable! We hope we can sail again with you soon. Scott, Claire and Mary. P.S.: Thank you for the fabulous painkillers!
Mid-August, 2021, guests in the BVI aboard ALIZE wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you for a trip we will never forget! We came for the sun, the sand and the sailing. We will return for the food and friendship! We appreciate your professionalism and expertise in all aspects of a Virgin Islands vacation. We swam with turtles and nurse sharks and thousands of beautiful fish. The biggest surprise and delight of the trip was Maribel's culinary creativity and talents! Your passion for what you do for your guests, and your sense of humor while doing it, makes all the difference! Tim, Kathy, Danni and Mic
Late July, 2021, guests in the BVI wrote:
Maribel and Carlos, Thank you so much for this wonderful week. You are both true masters of your respective crafts! Your careful attention to detail and your patient, streamlined process for everything, is magical to observe !! The care you both take in making sure your guests have the most amazing experience, catered to their exact interests, does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated!! Thank you again for welcoming us into your beautiful home! The Colemans
Kicking off the new season, Early November, 2021, guests aboard Alizé wrote:
Thank you for the best week EVER! Dean and I had never cruised on a catamaran. You two have exceeded our expectations. Maribel, best gourmet food ever! Carlos, your expertise and guidance throughout the islands was amazing! We'll be back! Dean and Kathy Thank you so much for an amazing trip. We couldn't have asked for a better boat or crew. Wish you guys all the best and hope to see you again soon. Jeremiah and Hanna "Thank you for such a fantastic week aboard the ALIZE. Everything was just perfect. Can't wait to return and sail with you both again. Ron and Judy
Early December, 2021, guests aboard ALIZE said:
Carlos and Maribel, This last week has been near perfection! Trip of a lifetime due to your professionalism and fun personalities. We felt safe and were treated like family...and Maribel, your food was beyond good! We were definitely spoiled! Loved sailing and exploring the beaches we stopped at. Anytime in this beautiful water is my happy place and the memories we take home we will cherish forever. Hope to see you again in the future! Karen and Gary Illinois. Carlos and Maribel, Thank you for the wonderful week in paradise! We've never been on a trip quite like it; blue skies, blue water, day after day. Sailing on and sleeping on the boat has been awesome. You two have definitely been a bonus to the trip. We thank you for being such wonderful hosts. You served awesome food and drinks everyday. You both have been so gracious, kind and generous hosts- Everyday! Hope the rest of your charters go smoothly and bring you some smiles. Hope to see you again! Tim and Luanne Illinois. Dear Carlos and Maribel, WOW! Our expectations were extremely high coming into this vacation. You exceeded them all. You are the dynamic duo. Carlos- organized, careful and a fantastic Captain. Extremely knowledgeable. Enjoyed our public health and Covid discussions. Maribel- incredible Chef, 1st. rate cabin cleaner. Thanks for all the cooking prep. and being able to serve everything at the perfect temperature. Also, teaching me how to bake bread. The entire trip was amazing. I feel we came as guests and left as friends that God prearranged! All the best. Warren and Lynn
Late January 22 guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you so much for giving us a trip of a lifetime. We enjoyed the snorkeling, with all the special destinations that you took us to and kayaking and also the paddle board. We have beautiful photos that will last us forever, remembering our special time together as great friends. Ben had the time of his life catching those fish-Thank you Carlos for all your help. I don't have enough words to say how delicious Maribel's food was!!! We all loved it! I know how much love was put into her daily preparations. We also appreciate all your hard work to make an unforgettable trip for all of us. Hope to see you again soon. Monty and Leah; Craig and Michelle, Ben and Terri.
Carlos & Maribel's past guests from a decade ago, with ALIZE last week in the BVI
Maribel and Carlos, It's hard to believe it took us ten years to experience again the the best vacation of our lives. Thank you for making us feel so cared for. Your attention to detail is unsurpassed! We were blown away by the beautiful anchorages, gourmet meals and amazing company. It is obvious that you both love what you do and pour your hearts and souls into it. we are forever changed by our time spent with you and look forward to seeing you again. Hopefully there will be a time when you can be our guests in Punta Gorda! Much love and thanks, Mike, Kelly, Ella and Marina" Carlos and Maribel, You both will always hold a very special place in my heart. Ten years later, and this trip has still held up to all my expectations and more. This trip would not be nearly as amazing as it is without you two. A huge goal of mine is to come on this trip a third time with my kids. I'm so sad that this week is already over, but I've made memories to last me a lifetime. Love you both with my whole heart. Love, Ella
Late March, 2022 charterers aboard catamaran ALIZÉ said:
Dear Carlos and Maribel, You're living the dream, and for a week you took us to that dream. Such an unforgettable week of sailing the islands, excursions, amazing food, and fun. You two provided a safe and outstanding vacation for the six of us and we will always remember it. Maribel, your skills are beyond words. We enjoyed everything about your cooking. your first mate skills as well, you provided such a safe environment. Carlos, you're the perfect skipper. Always calm and knowledgeable. So glad to have you at the helm. Dan and Kathy, Brian and Sue, Dave and Carole Wisconsin
Early April 2022 guests on ALIZÉ said:
Carlos and Maribel, We feel so fortunate to not only have sailed the BVI , but to do it on ALIZE, profited by your experience and hospitality! We greatly appreciate your experience in offering charters for years prior to our arrival. The things we had planned in our heads did not compare to your suggestions. Plus, as a worry-wart, Becky was never nervous for one second, knowing we were in great hands. The food...Oh the food! Maribel, you spoiled us with meals we have never seen, much less tasted. They not only were delicious, but beautiful also. We were delighted to have this as a culinary vacation.! Thank you for opening your home to us . We are so grateful. May calm seas, blue skies and favorable winds define your remaining years. Becky and Chris
Mid-April, 2022, guests aboard ALIZÉ in the BVI wrote:
Carlos and Maribel: ...the best Captain and Chef team we could have asked for! Thank you for sharing ALIZE, your experiences, stories and the beauty of the BVIs. ...you are a remarkable team. The meals were creative and delicious... We had a fabulous trip! Enjoyed all the different places where we anchored. Big thumbs up for your sense of humor and of course, many compliments to the Chef!! Carollyne and Rick, Tom and Susan and Christie and Marshall.
Guests in the BVI aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in early May, 2022 said:
Carlos and Maribel: Words can't express how awesome this trip was!! More amazing than we ever expected. Would not change a thing. The BVI is absolutely beautiful and both of you made it even better. You two have a especially special way that made this trip the best ever! Trip of a lifetime! We will be back! Randy and Diann Maribel and Carlos, You guys were THE BEST!! Couldn't imagine the experience you gave us as we sailed around the BVI until we saw all the stops. We were having fine dining every meal; THANKS Maribel. You are the BEST Chef ever!! You guys changed our vacation into a trip of a lifetime... Dwayne and Leigh
Mid-May, 2022, guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, What a wonderful week we had! I only wish the rest of the family could have made it. Each day was an incredible experience and so different than the day before. From the early morning coffee to Maribel's incredible cooking and the beautiful sights. Who could have asked for more? You both run an amazing catamaran. So clean, friendly and fully stocked. Thanks for an amazing week! Chris, Mikey and Johannes. Sweden
Repeat guests for Carlos and Maribel on ALIZÉ in the BVI in early June, 2022, wrote:
Dear Carlos and Maribel, Words could never express the memories we have made on your beautiful ALIZE! Losing complete awareness of time, I have felt pure freedom and for a brief moment I have been "one with the sea". Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Let's sail away again very soon. Love. Colleen. Carlos and Maribel, What a perfect week we have had on the ALIZE! It was so worth the long wait because of Covid! We are so thankful that we could join you for the third time! It gave us such comfort for our weary souls. And a trip with you has always been about comfort! The most delicious and beautifully presented meals, the great moorings, awesome snorkeling, and the laughter, made for the most joyful experience! We are so appreciative for all the heart and soul that you put into making it so!! Much love- Until next time, Anne. Carlos and Maribel, Words cannot express how much this trip meant to all of us. It was a long two years wait! I thought it was never going to happen! Y'all are the most wonderful Chef and Captain team and most importantly, wonderful people. The BVI are beautiful , but the trip would not be the same without both of you onboard! Everything was absolutely the best. I hope all your future cruises are great, but remember: we are the best! Love, Nancy
July, 2022, guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel! Third time…and somehow each time we are with you we find new adventures, new stories, new memories that we will cherish for a lifetime. You are special friends who we speak of often as we talk about our best times. Favorite places and people that we miss and enjoy the most. You have been so kind to our family, and we respect you both greatly for who you are and what you do. Visiting you is always much more than a vacation to us. Thank you for another experience perfect in every way, again. Your friend, Jeff Dudan
Guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in late July, 2022, wrote:
We had a blast! The food was amazing, the boat is awesome and the different places we went to were the Best! We will be back many times with family and friends. This was by far the best vacation ever, and we have been to a ton of places. Carlos and Maribel are the best. True pros and their love for the business shows. Loved it! Cary and Andrew California
Guests aboard ALIZÉ in early November, 2022, wrote:
Dear Carlos and Maribel, Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation! We had such a great time and enjoyed everything about our time getting to know you both and the time spent on ALIZE. Our trip was made even more special by Maribel's fabulous cuisine. Delicious, delectable and perfection. Thank you both so very much! Cheers! Linda, Victor, Karen, Gary, Kathy, Brian.
Mid-November guests in the BVI aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you for a fantastic week in paradise! We had so much fun and enjoyed plenty of relaxation. Thank you for going above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcome- particularly me, someone completely unfamiliar with all things boating. Maribel, every meal was a work of art! Thank you for catering to our different eating styles and for cooking beautiful, delicious meals! We have never had such good food on a vacation and we have been to some wonderful places! The ALIZE is lovely and clean and very well cared for. We couldn't have enjoyed our time more! Brandy and Richard Virginia
Guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in late November, 2022, wrote:
Dear Carlos and Maribel, Many thanks for your wonderful hospitality. This was such a unique way to spend our Thanksgiving vacation. Aaron and I were so excited to share our love of sailing with our daughters and we appreciate all of your efforts to make their first experience so enjoyable. We had amazing weather, beautiful vistas, lovely passages, lots of laughs, and made a lifetime of memories. Not to mention all of the amazing meals. Maribel, we will miss your cooking when we get home. Thank you again for a unforgettable vacation. We wish you both fair winds and following seas. Fondly, Aaron, Lynn, Livi, Morgen
Early December, 2022, guests aboard ALIZE said:
This week with Carlos and Maribel onboard the ALIZE was truly unforgettable. This was our first visit to the BVI and we enjoyed very much every minute of it. The beaches, the bars, the snorkeling, the sailing and of course, Maribel's cooking and Carlos' painkillers! We will definitely come back next year to share more great times with Carlos and Maribel. Fran and Bea Las Palmas, Spain
Christmas week 2022 guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Dear Carlos and Maribel, Thank you for an adventure we could have never dreamed of. This was truly the best vacation we have been on. Carlos, we thank you for your stories and incredible knowledge, and of course, your painkillers. (The best in the islands!) Maribel, thank you for your kindness and impeccable meals. We will work on getting you that Michelin Star! We will forever appreciate y'all for sharing your home with us. Merry Christmas and until next time! Your friends, The Coreys Kelly, Sam, Clay and Allison
2022/2023 New Years charter guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel: Thank you so much for an incredible week and for giving our family the opportunity to reconnect in such a relaxing and stress free environment. Words do not adequately describe what our family experienced this week. The hospitality extended to our family will probably never be rivaled. We made so many memories... Thanks again for a special week-one that our family will never forget. You guys are The Best! Y'alls attention to detail was incredible, and I felt deeply cared for... We will miss your kind smiles and sweet spirits. The trip wouldn't have been the same without you all! The Reel Family.
Mid January, 2023 guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you for an incredible and absolutely wonderful week. It truly has been so enjoyable and perfect for our family. We have sincerely appreciated your incredible hospitality and opening your home to us. We have loved a quiet week filled with breathtaking views, unforgettable sunrises and sunsets, great history lessons from Carlos and meals that words can't describe. Maribel, your creativity and amazing culinary talents were both beautiful and delicious. Thank you for all your attention to details and sharing new dishes for us to enjoy (and take pictures of). The quiet time together on the water was exactly what we were looking forward to-but it was beyond our expectations. Thank you Carlos and Maribel. We sincerely enjoyed our time with you and sailing the BVIs. The Bauers
Guests from the sunny 49th state aboard ALIZÉ in February, 2023, wrote
Carlos and Maribel, Thank your for a great adventure and for taking such good care of us! Thank you so much for being such wonderful hosts. The ALIZE is a beautiful boat and the cuisine couldn't have been better. Five stars! Thanks for everything you did to make the trip safe and memorable. I think the kids will never forget what a good time they had anytime soon. Thanks for the amazing time on the ALIZE. It was really nice and the food was very good! Thank you for the great time we had onboard the ALIZE. I enjoyed every part of the trip. My compliments to the Chef!
Guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in mid February, 2023, wrote:
Captain Carlos and Chef Maribel, Thank you for providing the trip of a lifetime! Your attention, care, and professionalism was much appreciated, especially sailing us through rough waters and feeding us with absolutely exceptional meals! I will cherish these memories forever. You have given us a love for the BVI and I certainly hope to return again. This has been the trip of a lifetime! Staying at different islands each night and seeing new things each day was so fun. But the food was the highlight for me! Thank you for sharing your home with us. Joe and Naomi Rancho Mission Viejo We had an absolutely delightful cruise on ALIZE with Carlos and Maribel. We enjoyed sailing to all the different moorings to explore the shore offerings and water fun. Our favorite was Virgin Gorda. The red flag at The Baths turned out to be a blessing when we got a special tour of the island and still got to the Baths via land instead. And Maribel's food! Each time Carlos delivered plates we all gasped at the beautiful presentation and then raved about the flavors and variety. We were here 17 years ago and it is just as magical now as it was then. Great vacation! Very relaxing. Martin Litt and Jean Denver
Late February, 2023, guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Dear Carlos and Maribel, We can't thank you enough for such a spectacular vacation, that we looked forward to for eighteen months! From the moment we stepped aboard we could feel the stress of everyday life slip away! The view, the itinerary, the water activities and of course, the amazing food were all superb and exceeded every expectation ! We can't thank you enough for your expertise, professionalism, and attention to detail in every aspect of our trip. We will be back! Sara, Charlie, Jen and Oliver
Guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in mid-March, 2023, wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you so much for showing us the BVI! We sincerely appreciated very much your knowledge, kindness and of course, Maribel's cooking! You may have turned first timers into sailors! Abe and Lisa, Minnesota Megan and Tyrone, Colorado
Late March, 2023, charter guests on ALIZÉ wrote:
Thank you doesn't seem to be enough. You both created a wonderful week for my family, and when challenges arose, you gracefully helped us move past and back into fun. It was a pleasure getting to know both of you and all your efforts throughout the week are so appreciated. Maribel, your cooking was delicious! I was selfishly pleased during meal time that one of my kids had lost her appetite and I could finish her plate! Carlos, every day you created a new and fun adventure for us. My kids will forever remember their firsts dive gliding sub-wing experience, and so many wonderful moments. Thank you for all of it. And that medicine cabinet was HUGE! Not sure how this would have gone without it. Rob Whitmore Carlos and Maribel, Even though I had some problems with my ear, I still had a fabulous time! Maribel, your cooking was fantastic. I loved the breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Specially the desserts! And Carlos, you introduced me to the sub-wing, taught me about the BVI and helped me catch my first fish. I had an amazing time and loved it! Jane Whitmore Dear Carlos and Maribel, I loved the bedrooms; so cozy and comfortable. I also loved the front of the boat; it was very relaxing and fun! Cece Whitmore Carlos y Maribel, Les quiero dar las muchisimas gracias por nuestro tiempo con ustedes. Fue un enorme placer. La comida excelente, las actividades para los ninos excelentes. Les deseo todo lo mejor en sus proximas aventuras. Oriana Salazar
Guests aboard ALIZE in mid-April, 2023, wrote
Carlos and Maribel: This has been an amazing week-long journey, whose highlights for us included sugar-sand beaches and aquamarine waters for swimming and snorkeling; thrills (for the younger folks) of speeding around on a raft being pulled by a dinghy and it's speed-loving skipper; fabulous flavors and new tastes during extraordinary meals. But there was another entire journey: the one of getting to know you, and this journey has also been a great pleasure. We are astounded at how quickly we felt a true part of your floating home. Thank you for welcoming us into your home with such warmth & humor, and for giving us so much fascinating insight into the people and places we encountered along the way. Thank you for being our guides through a small slice of your paradise, the BVI. Ada, Regina, Tim & Owen Seattle. Christopher & Mac. San Francisco.
Late April, 2023, guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, We had the most amazing time! This entire experience onboard ALIZE and meeting you both is something we will never forget and will be talking about for a long, long time. Maribel, your cooking is incredible!! Your knowledge and passion is an inspiration. Carlos, you are the best of the best!! The places we experienced and saw are unmatched. Together, you guys are truly an amazing team. We felt welcomed and at home the moment we stepped onboard. Words cannot describe how much we appreciate your graciousness. We loved spending time talking with you and sharing a moment of your lives with us. Thank you for an unbelievable and unforgettable journey. Smooth sailing, Paul and Melissa Ohio
Guests on May.6th charter said:
"Carlos and Maribel, What a wonderful sail! Everything was lovely, the food amazing. Carlos went right along with the laughs and fun! We had a wonderful time. Cecilia" "Carlos and Maribel, What a wonderful vacation! We enjoyed your tour of these wonderful islands you know so well. I'm grateful for your hospitality, extensive local knowledge, advice and concern for our enjoyment and safety. Maribel's cooking was delicious and she should publish a cookbook! Thanks for hosting us in your beautiful floating home. I'll keep the memories forever! Jeff" Dear Maribel and Carlos, Thank you so much for the wonderful sail through the BVI. Beautiful islands and clear blue/green waters. We loved all the islands we visited, and all your knowledge about the history of the islands. Enjoyed all the activities, both on the ALIZE and onshore. Maribel, your cooking and presentation was spectacular, the BEST! Carlos, your above deck and behind the scenes work were much appreciated also! So relaxing and fun! We all had the best time! Thank you for everything! Linda, Romi. Ohio, May 13, 2023"
Early May guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ:
Carlos and Maribel, What a wonderful sail! Everything was lovely, the food amazing. Carlos went right along with the laughs and fun! We had a wonderful time. Cecilia Carlos and Maribel, What a wonderful vacation! We enjoyed your tour of these wonderful islands you know so well. I'm grateful for your hospitality, extensive local knowledge, advice and concern for our enjoyment and safety. Maribel's cooking was delicious and she should publish a cookbook! Thanks for hosting us in your beautiful floating home. I'll keep the memories forever! Jeff Dear Maribel and Carlos, Thank you so much for the wonderful sail through the BVI. Beautiful islands and clear blue/green waters. We loved all the islands we visited, and all your knowledge about the history of the islands. Enjoyed all the activities, both on the ALIZE and onshore. Maribel, your cooking and presentation was spectacular, the BEST! Carlos, your above deck and behind the scenes work were much appreciated also! So relaxing and fun! We all had the best time! Thank you for everything! Linda, Romi. Ohio
End of May Charter Guests Said:
"Carlos and Maribel, Words cannot describe the experience we had aboard ALIZE. Thak you both so much for making your home feel like ours. The memories and friendship we made will never be forgotten! Also thank you so much for sharing all your great stories with us. Carlos, you were a great Captain! Maribel, the cuisine was absolutely devine! Love, Michael and Robyn"
Early June, 2023 guests in the BVI aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos & Maribel, Again, words cannot express what a trip this was! You two are amazing and you make everything perfect and make it seam so easy!! We had the best time and appreciate all you did for us! The meals were out of this world! Thanks so much!! We love the Alize!! Randy and Dianne Riverside Carlos & Maribel, Thank you for a spectacular week onboard the Alize!! Every day was special! Maribel's cooking is the best in the world! We enjoyed getting to know you both so much! Richard and Lana Norfolk
Mid-June, 2023 guests aboard ALIZÉ said:
Dear Maribel and Carlos: Thank you for making all our wishes come true-and then some!-on our glorious 4th. sail with you two! From the idyllic snorkeling spots teeming with plant and animal life to the great mix of shore excursions, you made this sail spectacular! And Maribel's gourmet meals were all so yummy, beautifully plated and were a treat into themselves! Your attention to detail is so impressive, making sure that all guests have the best possible experience! We are so blessed not only to have the BEST captain and chef team in the BVI, but also to call you friends! Love you guys! Anne Maribel and Carlos, What a glorious ten days of sailing with you. Everything was perfect. The food was outstanding! All your recommendations for snorkeling and day trips were fabulous. Best wishes for a restful "off season". Love, Nancy Maribel and Carlos, Thank both of you for showing us more amazing adventures from the Sea. We will always cherish these Caribbean gifts from the Sea. Love, Colleen
Late June, 2023, guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you for opening your lovely home to us to truly enjoy the BVI. This was the perfect first sail and we cannot wait to return. Maribel, your food is absolutely amazing and Carlos, you made sure to find us the perfect itinerary. Again, thank you so much for your hospitality. Tom and Andrea St. Pete
Early July, 2023, charter guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos & Maribel, No words are suffice to describe the amazing time, phenomenal food, magnificent views, turquoise waters and incredible adventures we had with you on the beautiful ALIZE!! You both taught us so much about these truly awesome British Virgin Islands and all they hold! We absolutely cannot wait to return! Every moment awake was gazing at the beauty and the star gazing at night was spectacular as well! Carlos, your knowledge of sailing and making sure we got the most of everything we did was so greatly appreciated! Maribel, your meals were , each and every one, so delightful and so beautiful as well! You work so hard to create mouth watering foods and desserts and you will never know how much it truly meant! Thank you both for a trip of a lifetime! Jim and Jen Mike and Tracey Texas
Rates are Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX
Summer 2023 $10,000 $11,000 $12,000 $13,000 $14,000
Winter 2023 to 2024 $10,000 $11,000 $12,000 $13,000 $14,000
Summer 2024 $10,000 $11,000 $12,000 $13,000 $14,000

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: use of air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
Winter Rates start 1 November.
NOTE!
ALL rates are Half Board - 3 meals to be taken ashore at guests' expense, either dinner or lunch
4 person rate is for 4 guests in 2 guest cabins. 3 or 4 guests in 3 guests cabins is +$500


NOTE - No Smoking Aboard please

Sleep-Aboard rates:
Two guests: $200
Four guests: $350
Six guests: $500
Arrive after 5pm. Drinks and appetizers on arrival. Dinner ashore at charterers' expense. Includes breakfast onboard the next day. Charter starts at Noon.

Kids:
For each child under 12 y/o there will be a $500 discount in the total charter rate. Maximum three children under 12 y/o per group.

Thanksgiving Week:
Up to 4 guests for 7 nights aboard: US$15,000
(4 person rate is for 4 guests in 2 guest cabins. 3 or 4 guests in 3 guests cabins is +$500)
6 guests for 7 nights aboard: US$17,000

Christmas week:
Up to 4 guests for 7 nights aboard: US$16,000
(4 person rate is for 4 guests in 2 guest cabins. 3 or 4 guests in 3 guests cabins is +$500)
6 guests for 7 nights aboard: US$18,000

New Years week:
Up to 4 guests for 7 nights aboard: US$16,000
(4 person rate is for 4 guests in 2 guest cabins. 3 or 4 guests in 3 guests cabins is +$500)
6 guests for 7 nights aboard: US18,000

ALIZÉ is a Non-Smoking Vessel

Minimum 48 hours between charters.

Rates are based on pickup and drop-off in Nanny Cay Marina. Other BVI ports will be considered but could have a surcharge.
Arrival time is 12:00 noon. Late arrival that forces to stay in the marina an additional night will have a $300 surcharge. Departure time is 12:00 noon, very early departures that require entering in the marina an additional night before the departure day, will have a $300 surcharge.

The rates include cruising permits, taxes and other local fees, but do not include fishing licenses.

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  • : Cat
  • : 25 Feet
  • : 4.25 Feet
  • : 6
  • : 2020
  • : 2005
  • : Lagoon
  • : 6 knots
  • : 10 knots
  • : Yanmar engines Onan generator - 9Kw
  • : Yes
  • : No
  • : Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
  • : Carlos Andrade
  • : BVI
  • : No
  • : 738412
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 2
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 3
Wash Basins: 3
Heads: 3
Electric Heads: 3
Engine Details
Yanmar engines Onan generator - 9Kw
Fuel Consumption: 1.5
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Max Speed: 10 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Refit: 2020
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: US Cellular
BVI Cellular
Internet Available Subject to Local Providers
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: Library
# CD's: Library
Camcorder: -
Books: -
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: -
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: Yes. High
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: 6
Minimum Age: Water Safe. Open to all ages.
Generator: 9Kw
Inverter: Yes. 2Kw.
Voltages: 110v & 12v
Water Maker: Yes. High
Water Cap: 300 gals
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Inq
Nude: Inq
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: 18
Guests Smokes: Sterns
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: -
Water Sports
Dinghy size: New 12 ft ZAR
Dinghy hp: 25
Dinghy # pax: 6
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: Yes
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: Yes
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: Yes
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: -
Kayaks (2 Pax): 1
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: 2
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Stern
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trolling, Spinning and Bottom
Rods: 2
Captain
Carlos Andrade
Nation: Venezuala
License: MCA 200 tonnes
Languages: English and Spanish
Chef Mate
Maribel Ramirez
Nation: Spain/Venezuela
License: RYA Power Level 2
Carlos and Maribel are a professional, multilingual Captain/Eng. and Chef/Mate team with many years of experience operating large power and sail yachts worldwide. From 2012 to 2017 they were owners/operators of the very successful and highly rated BVI crewed charter catamaran Sea Chateau. Now they are the proud owners/operators of another large and comfortable sailing catamaran: ALIZÉ.
Carlos was born in Michigan and grew up in Maryland sailing and fishing the waters of the Chesapeake. He holds an International Master of Yachts 200 ton. Ocean license and is also trained in marine firefighting, diesel mechanics, radar, radio communications and first aid. He is very conscious about your safety and the safety and maintenance of his vessel. His hobbies include, from being an avid sport fisherman to a passionate photographer and classic rock and jazz music enthusiast. Some of his guest also affirm that his mojitos are the best in the islands.
Besides being a professional Architect, Maribel is STCW certified, holds an RYA power boat level II license and is also a professionally trained Chef, graduated from the Gaga Culinary Institute under the guidance of French Master Chef Laureant Cantineaux and is also trained in Silver Service. Three years spent in Tuscany, Italy while supervising the construction of a Benetti 120 ft. mega yacht and her recent travels to Sicily, Sardinia and Croatia, have also given Maribel the opportunity of learning the traditional Mediterranean cooking techniques, native ingredients and well kept family secrets, all of which compliment her Spanish and Latin/Caribbean heritage to provide you with an exciting, delicious and beautifully presented culinary experience I every meal. With their experience, charm and passion for excellence; Carlos and Maribel will surely make your Caribbean sailing vacation the experience of a life time.

All of our meals are prepared with the emphasis on fresh. We take advantage of the ocean's bounty, the favorable spice trade, and check in with the 'coconut telegraph' to find the freshest ingredients for your dining pleasure. Your individual custom menu might include some of the following Caribbean culinary delights aboard Alizé. We guarantee you won't go hungry.


Sunday’s start out with eggs benedict smothered with homemade hollandaise sauce accompanied with a  variety of tropical fruit juices.


Monday’s marvel is grilled jumbo prawns with pineapple salsa, and a spinach, pine nut and avocado salad topped by an orange/sherry vinaigrette.


Tuesday's treats tease the taste buds with homemade breakfast pastries in the morning, and the day ends with a traditional barbecue, grilling up either the fresh-caught fish of the day, or a fine cut of imported meat. And of course, a delightful glass of red or white wine would be just the right thing to complete the evening's experience.


Wednesday’s unveil a spectacular lunchtime lobster salad, imminently satisfying and keeping with the theme, may encourage an afternoon's snorkel.


Thursday’s offer happy hour and appetizers after an island excursion complete with your choice of tropical drinks or Red Stripe beer, and an array of canapés, crudités, cheeses and dips. As Caribbean music wafts through the balmy air, the sun, seas and dinner is served al fresco on the bridge deck.


Friday's feature has an Asian flair, with tempura fondue and hibachi skewers of a variety of fish, meats and vegetables.


Saturday's sensation is waking up to the aroma of baking as it permeates the boat. It's up to you to decide: is it bread, pastries, or cookies? As you walk into the galley, you might see Chef Maribel stirring her mouth watering fudge. The day's labors could possibly become the evening's garlic bread, or tomorrow's French toast.

Above summary is just a sampling to get your juices flowing.
Custom menus and dishes are welcomed upon request.
We also cater to special diets of all kinds. Please let us know in advance.

 


Breakfast 

Breakfast is served with fruit juices, coffee, and a variety of teas. 


Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast: Vanilla cinnamon French toast accompanied
with powdered sugar, syrup, berries, and bacon.


Egg Scramble: Scrambled together with fresh seasonal veggies and melted
cheese served with toast and local jams.


Captain's Egg Burrito: Over easy eggs with sour cream, cheese, onions, tomatoes, and salsa (eggs can be served to your liking upon request).
Eggel: Bagel toasted then topped with cream cheese, onions, tomatoes, a poached egg, and salsa.

Tropical fruit platter: Served with yogurt, an assortment of cereals, fresh baked muffins, and local jams.



Lunch Main Courses

Caesar Salad Wrap:Tortilla stuffed with romaine lettuce, chicken, parmesan cheese and homemade Caesar dressing.


Fish Tacos: Fish of the day on top a flour tortilla, black beans, sour cream, tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños.


Deli Sandwiches: Choice of meat and cheese with all the fixin's on homemade ciabatta bread.


Pasta salad: Tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing with fresh veggies and chicken.


Turkey Cobb Salad: With bacon, romaine lettuce, blue cheese, tomatoes, onions, and choice of dressing.


Hot dogs: Served with Maribel's famous coleslaw and all the fixin's.
Shrimp Salad: Shrimp served atop shaved eggs, avocado, tomatoes, and crisp romaine lettuce.

 

Appetizers

Ahi Nachos: Wonton chips topped with mango salsa, and Ahi tuna.
Bruschetta: Fresh tomatoes tossed with red onions, basil, olive oil, and
balsamic vinegar served with crispy baguette slices.
Crab Cakes:Served on top a bed of lettuce then drizzled with a creamy, spicy sauce.
Smoked Gouda and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadillas: Tortillas filled with smoked gouda, onions, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Shrimp Tacos:Mini shrimp tacos with cabbage and tomatoes then drizzled with sour cream sauce.
Cheese Platter: Accompanied with olive tapenade and crackers.
Homemade Guacamole and Salsa with Chips.


Dinner Main Courses

Teriyaki and Brown Sugar Glazed Pork: Accompanied with rice and beans and homemade mango salsa.


Salmon Salad: Served on top of a deliciously fresh salad with raisins, avocado, tomatoes, roasted red bell peppers, onions, blue cheese, and
almonds tossed with raspberry balsamic vinaigrette.


Kebabs: Chicken and shrimp kebabs with fresh veggies served over white rice.


Lobster: Served with drawn butter, roasted veggies, and red pepper risotto.


Chicken Stir-fry: Stir-fried with fresh veggies served over white rice.

Fish Tostado: Fish of the day served over black beans, cabbage, and topped with pineapple salsa.


Jambalaya Pasta: With andouille sausage, shrimp, and a spicy Cajun marinara sauce.


Shrimp Scampi: Sautéed with butter and garlic then tossed with linguini pasta.


Rib-eye Steak: Barbecued steak lightly seasoned and served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies.


Seared Scallops: Served with parmesan risotto and roasted veggies.

 

Desserts

Assorted Ice Cream.
Apple Crisp.
Brownies a la mode.
Strawberry Shortcake.
Key Lime Pie.
Cheesecake.

 

Colmans Family. Third Visit Comments
Carlos and Maribel, Thanks again for another family vacation. The girls will be taking about Maribel’s cooking none stop until we comeback! They also had a great time testing the new tube. The sea turtle in Christmas Cove was amazing! Another unforgettable family vacation! The Colmans: Gerard, Susan, Heather, Lizzie and Helena
What Carlos & Maribel's guests have said in the past
Carlos and Maribel, This was the perfect first experience in the BVI your knowledge of the islands hospitality and the amazing cuisine complemented the beautiful views and the amazing waters. We look forward to being able to share this experience again in the future with more friends and family. Cheers and many thanks. Michael and Jenny Corr
Girls Annual Sailing Getaway Vacation
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you so much for best vacation ever!! Love every minute (from the unbelievable meals, to all the perfect places to explore on land and see, and our attention to all our needs!. We loved stumbling into the Poker Rum!!. We will never forget our week onboard your beautiful boat touring this most beautiful spot on planet Earth!! Happy Sailing. Linda, Ann, Colleen, Nancy.
Pelose Family. Christmas Charter.
Captain Carlos and Chef Maribel, The ultimate family vacation! We never were board! The fishing, watersports, the sailing, the relaxation, the Caribbean Showers and the amazing food were a few of our highlights ! Your attention to detail from planning the perfect itinerary to the special touches and constant attention you gave us, was spectacular. Pelose family
Schleich Family. Second Visit Comments
Thank you for giving our family such great memories and a trip of a life time! You are both amazing people and we will miss you...until we're back again . Carlos, your expertise on where to go for our specific family, our safety, and always impeccable timing was amazing. Maribel, wow!... we can't say enough about all the wonderful meals. You are not only very talented but you are such a sweetheart as well. Having four teenagers, we really needed this family time together. Thank you for all the time and effort you both put in to making it so special for us. You both went above and beyond! ♥ John, Andrea, Layton, Trevor, Brennen and Hollynn Schleich
Johnson Family. Second Visit Comments
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you again for another wonderful week! Everything aboard was just wonderful and of course, both of you are the best. Great food, great adventures and best of all great memories. This is our second trip with you, but it won’t be the last!. Until next time. Chad, Donna, Graham, Bryce, Brooks and Grace.
Mid-March, ‘21, guests in the BVI on ALIZÉ wrote
Carlos and Maribel, You made this trip possible. We didn't think it was going to happen. You made it happen. The ALIZE is beautiful. We had the most relaxing, fun and amazing time. The food was WOW! So Yummy! Drinks were perfect and kept coming. Just how we like. You both are fantastic hosts. Listening and watching who we are and took us to the best places in the BVI. We do not want to leave!! Thank you so much for taking great care of us . We have the best memories to take with us and great shirts!! Until we sail again... Love Brad and JoAnn
Mid March guests aboard ALIZE wrote:
Dear Maribel and Carlos, This has been the most amazing, relaxing, beautiful vacation Winslow and I have done together. This was our first sailing trip and it is everything and way more than what we hoped for. You two are such precious, loving and wise people and I feel like I have a new favorite aunt and uncle in my life. I have felt the happiest I have been in a long time and you two have such positive bright uplifting energy it's so contagious and so healing to be around. Thank you for following your dream and sharing your passion for living in the water, in the flow, with hearts open engaging the moment with us. I will be thinking about the gentle rocking of the ocean in my meditation and the joy and peace of this trip for so long. Highlights include Maribel's amazing food! Dancing on the bow, but most of all, feeling so safe and welcome, and free to be myself in a way I rarely feel with strangers. You two feel like family to me now. Love you both. Brianna March 24, 2021" " Dear Carlos and Maribel, It has been a joy being onboard these past five days! It's my first time spending a night on a ship like this and I've loved it. Your hospitality has made me feel cared for and at ease. It has been well beyond what I expected. You two run a lovely and incredible boat and have made my experience out here very special and memorable. Thank you for your care!! Love. Winslow P.S.: Maribel, your cooking was sooooooo yumi!
Late March guests aboard Alizè said:
Dear Maribel and Carlos, As you found out, even though Carlos suspected it, I was hesitant to come to the BVI since I had never done anything like this before and was nervous about how I would fit in. Your gracious hospitality and reassuring calmness put me right at ease and truly this was a wonderful experience that I would like to do again. Probably my most fond memory will be getting to know the both of you, hearing of some of your grand adventures and traveling insights. Thank you for making our "mid-pandemic" charter the best it could be. The service was top notch, the food was five stars and outstanding and the company most enjoyable. Con toda mi gratitud y deseo por las mejores bendiciones de Dios!! Holly W. Dear Maribel and Carlos, What a marvelous trip this has been! I really had no idea what to expect. This trip was planned as a celebration of my 50th birthday and I wasn't in the loop, so to speak. Add to that all the ever changing Covid regulations and I was not enthusiastic. That being said... Once I was on the ALIZE, in your capable hands, I was at HOME. The anxiety and apprehension...GONE!! I was completely relaxed and my attitude shifted immediately. Thank you both so much for allowing us to share your home for these eight days. I was not disappointed about not being able to go on land due to the late Covid test results. I really am happiest when I'm with my sister. She's my best friend. So I would have to say the whole trip was a SUCCESS!! We loved your cooking, Maribel. Every meal was a triumph! Carlos, your stories: so fabulous. Thank you for a safe and memorable experience. The BVI is beautiful but a trip with you two, even on swamp, would be worth it! I hope this is the first of several trips together. Dezra and Joel H.
Mid April guests in the BVI aboard catamaran ALIZE wrote:
We loved every minute we spent on ALIZE. Carlos is the most patient, calm and kind person. He showed the kids how to use all the water toys on board and they had so much fun! Maribel is the best chef you can have on a charter. She treated us to some exquisite deserts, succulent steaks and the freshest salads. The bar on cooking was set very high. Thank you so much Carlos and Maribel for an awesome week on board the ALIZE! We hope to be back soon! Elena B. Carlos and Maribel, we had a great time on the ALIZE. Maribel cooked amazing food and you guys made us feel right at home. This trip was probably the best one I ever had, thanks to both of you. I really hope that we will be able to go on this boat again with you. Thanks! Ana B. (age 10)
Early June, 2021, guess aboard ALIZÉ said:
Carlos and Maribel, We will never be able to thank you enough for your generous hospitality and for sharing your home with us. This has been an AMAZING adventure and we have enjoyed sharing it with you! The memories (and laughs) from this trip will be with us always. Maribel, you are amazing!! Your cooking, stories, and 😀 love for what you do shows in all you do. Carlos, our captain, we have loved everything you recommended and enjoyed our time with you. Be safe. Be well and may we all see each other again! Gretchen and David. Carlos and Maribel, Thank you so much for sharing a piece of your lives with us! The views, experiences and the conversations will be those that will be looked back upon for years to come. Maribel, you are a very special woman, you do it all with such grace and a smile. Carlos, you are a teacher- pointing out not only destinations and experiences but imparting wisdom along the way. Thank you for being a part of our group’s 50th celebration (not mine, I’m the baby 😊),you will be remembered fondly always! Brandi and Doug
Late June, 2021, guests on catamaran ALIZE wrote
Dear Carlos and Maribel, For so many reasons over this past year we thought this trip was not going to happen. We are so thrilled that it did!! We loved being onboard ALIZE. Your insights on the islands, activities and itinerary were invaluable. Our time aboard ALIZE will be remembered for the evening sunsets & breezes, "Caribbean showers", great conversation, a lot of fun activities, wonderful cocktails and THE FOOD!! We have always felt that our travel has given us many gifts... The people we meet along the way are definitely one of those gifts- we will remember fondly our time spent with both of you! We hope to join you again on a future sailing adventure. The Cahouets Kate, Dave, Maggie & Emma
Early July ‘21 guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, This will be a trip that our family remembers forever. Our favorite parts were: snorkeling, watching the amazing sunsets, and everyone of Maribel's meals. Even though hurricane Elsa had it's own plans for our vacation, we still had a wonderful time *The fish that we saw were gorgeous! And we saw many other amazing creatures! I am very thankful that I got to come and have an amazing week with y'all! I hope we get to sail with you again next Christmas! Jensen Family July 2021 * written by Lila (10 y/o)
The Moore family aboard catamaran ALIZE wrote of their July charter in the BVI:
Carlos and Maribel, Wow... what an amazing vacation! Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful home and for coordinating such an incredible experience for us. From sailing to snorkeling, from each location to every extraordinary meal, we had the best time. Scott loved being on a boat again and paddle-boarding for the first time. For us sisters, it was great to simply be together here, especially sitting up top with both of you while we sailed. If anyone needs lessons about using the dinghy ladder, Claire is always available. Thank you again for everything- ha sido una semana inolvidable! We hope we can sail again with you soon. Scott, Claire and Mary. P.S.: Thank you for the fabulous painkillers!
Mid-August, 2021, guests in the BVI aboard ALIZE wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you for a trip we will never forget! We came for the sun, the sand and the sailing. We will return for the food and friendship! We appreciate your professionalism and expertise in all aspects of a Virgin Islands vacation. We swam with turtles and nurse sharks and thousands of beautiful fish. The biggest surprise and delight of the trip was Maribel's culinary creativity and talents! Your passion for what you do for your guests, and your sense of humor while doing it, makes all the difference! Tim, Kathy, Danni and Mic
Late July, 2021, guests in the BVI wrote:
Maribel and Carlos, Thank you so much for this wonderful week. You are both true masters of your respective crafts! Your careful attention to detail and your patient, streamlined process for everything, is magical to observe !! The care you both take in making sure your guests have the most amazing experience, catered to their exact interests, does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated!! Thank you again for welcoming us into your beautiful home! The Colemans
Kicking off the new season, Early November, 2021, guests aboard Alizé wrote:
Thank you for the best week EVER! Dean and I had never cruised on a catamaran. You two have exceeded our expectations. Maribel, best gourmet food ever! Carlos, your expertise and guidance throughout the islands was amazing! We'll be back! Dean and Kathy Thank you so much for an amazing trip. We couldn't have asked for a better boat or crew. Wish you guys all the best and hope to see you again soon. Jeremiah and Hanna "Thank you for such a fantastic week aboard the ALIZE. Everything was just perfect. Can't wait to return and sail with you both again. Ron and Judy
Early December, 2021, guests aboard ALIZE said:
Carlos and Maribel, This last week has been near perfection! Trip of a lifetime due to your professionalism and fun personalities. We felt safe and were treated like family...and Maribel, your food was beyond good! We were definitely spoiled! Loved sailing and exploring the beaches we stopped at. Anytime in this beautiful water is my happy place and the memories we take home we will cherish forever. Hope to see you again in the future! Karen and Gary Illinois. Carlos and Maribel, Thank you for the wonderful week in paradise! We've never been on a trip quite like it; blue skies, blue water, day after day. Sailing on and sleeping on the boat has been awesome. You two have definitely been a bonus to the trip. We thank you for being such wonderful hosts. You served awesome food and drinks everyday. You both have been so gracious, kind and generous hosts- Everyday! Hope the rest of your charters go smoothly and bring you some smiles. Hope to see you again! Tim and Luanne Illinois. Dear Carlos and Maribel, WOW! Our expectations were extremely high coming into this vacation. You exceeded them all. You are the dynamic duo. Carlos- organized, careful and a fantastic Captain. Extremely knowledgeable. Enjoyed our public health and Covid discussions. Maribel- incredible Chef, 1st. rate cabin cleaner. Thanks for all the cooking prep. and being able to serve everything at the perfect temperature. Also, teaching me how to bake bread. The entire trip was amazing. I feel we came as guests and left as friends that God prearranged! All the best. Warren and Lynn
Late January 22 guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you so much for giving us a trip of a lifetime. We enjoyed the snorkeling, with all the special destinations that you took us to and kayaking and also the paddle board. We have beautiful photos that will last us forever, remembering our special time together as great friends. Ben had the time of his life catching those fish-Thank you Carlos for all your help. I don't have enough words to say how delicious Maribel's food was!!! We all loved it! I know how much love was put into her daily preparations. We also appreciate all your hard work to make an unforgettable trip for all of us. Hope to see you again soon. Monty and Leah; Craig and Michelle, Ben and Terri.
Carlos & Maribel's past guests from a decade ago, with ALIZE last week in the BVI
Maribel and Carlos, It's hard to believe it took us ten years to experience again the the best vacation of our lives. Thank you for making us feel so cared for. Your attention to detail is unsurpassed! We were blown away by the beautiful anchorages, gourmet meals and amazing company. It is obvious that you both love what you do and pour your hearts and souls into it. we are forever changed by our time spent with you and look forward to seeing you again. Hopefully there will be a time when you can be our guests in Punta Gorda! Much love and thanks, Mike, Kelly, Ella and Marina" Carlos and Maribel, You both will always hold a very special place in my heart. Ten years later, and this trip has still held up to all my expectations and more. This trip would not be nearly as amazing as it is without you two. A huge goal of mine is to come on this trip a third time with my kids. I'm so sad that this week is already over, but I've made memories to last me a lifetime. Love you both with my whole heart. Love, Ella
Late March, 2022 charterers aboard catamaran ALIZÉ said:
Dear Carlos and Maribel, You're living the dream, and for a week you took us to that dream. Such an unforgettable week of sailing the islands, excursions, amazing food, and fun. You two provided a safe and outstanding vacation for the six of us and we will always remember it. Maribel, your skills are beyond words. We enjoyed everything about your cooking. your first mate skills as well, you provided such a safe environment. Carlos, you're the perfect skipper. Always calm and knowledgeable. So glad to have you at the helm. Dan and Kathy, Brian and Sue, Dave and Carole Wisconsin
Early April 2022 guests on ALIZÉ said:
Carlos and Maribel, We feel so fortunate to not only have sailed the BVI , but to do it on ALIZE, profited by your experience and hospitality! We greatly appreciate your experience in offering charters for years prior to our arrival. The things we had planned in our heads did not compare to your suggestions. Plus, as a worry-wart, Becky was never nervous for one second, knowing we were in great hands. The food...Oh the food! Maribel, you spoiled us with meals we have never seen, much less tasted. They not only were delicious, but beautiful also. We were delighted to have this as a culinary vacation.! Thank you for opening your home to us . We are so grateful. May calm seas, blue skies and favorable winds define your remaining years. Becky and Chris
Mid-April, 2022, guests aboard ALIZÉ in the BVI wrote:
Carlos and Maribel: ...the best Captain and Chef team we could have asked for! Thank you for sharing ALIZE, your experiences, stories and the beauty of the BVIs. ...you are a remarkable team. The meals were creative and delicious... We had a fabulous trip! Enjoyed all the different places where we anchored. Big thumbs up for your sense of humor and of course, many compliments to the Chef!! Carollyne and Rick, Tom and Susan and Christie and Marshall.
Guests in the BVI aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in early May, 2022 said:
Carlos and Maribel: Words can't express how awesome this trip was!! More amazing than we ever expected. Would not change a thing. The BVI is absolutely beautiful and both of you made it even better. You two have a especially special way that made this trip the best ever! Trip of a lifetime! We will be back! Randy and Diann Maribel and Carlos, You guys were THE BEST!! Couldn't imagine the experience you gave us as we sailed around the BVI until we saw all the stops. We were having fine dining every meal; THANKS Maribel. You are the BEST Chef ever!! You guys changed our vacation into a trip of a lifetime... Dwayne and Leigh
Mid-May, 2022, guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, What a wonderful week we had! I only wish the rest of the family could have made it. Each day was an incredible experience and so different than the day before. From the early morning coffee to Maribel's incredible cooking and the beautiful sights. Who could have asked for more? You both run an amazing catamaran. So clean, friendly and fully stocked. Thanks for an amazing week! Chris, Mikey and Johannes. Sweden
Repeat guests for Carlos and Maribel on ALIZÉ in the BVI in early June, 2022, wrote:
Dear Carlos and Maribel, Words could never express the memories we have made on your beautiful ALIZE! Losing complete awareness of time, I have felt pure freedom and for a brief moment I have been "one with the sea". Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Let's sail away again very soon. Love. Colleen. Carlos and Maribel, What a perfect week we have had on the ALIZE! It was so worth the long wait because of Covid! We are so thankful that we could join you for the third time! It gave us such comfort for our weary souls. And a trip with you has always been about comfort! The most delicious and beautifully presented meals, the great moorings, awesome snorkeling, and the laughter, made for the most joyful experience! We are so appreciative for all the heart and soul that you put into making it so!! Much love- Until next time, Anne. Carlos and Maribel, Words cannot express how much this trip meant to all of us. It was a long two years wait! I thought it was never going to happen! Y'all are the most wonderful Chef and Captain team and most importantly, wonderful people. The BVI are beautiful , but the trip would not be the same without both of you onboard! Everything was absolutely the best. I hope all your future cruises are great, but remember: we are the best! Love, Nancy
July, 2022, guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel! Third time…and somehow each time we are with you we find new adventures, new stories, new memories that we will cherish for a lifetime. You are special friends who we speak of often as we talk about our best times. Favorite places and people that we miss and enjoy the most. You have been so kind to our family, and we respect you both greatly for who you are and what you do. Visiting you is always much more than a vacation to us. Thank you for another experience perfect in every way, again. Your friend, Jeff Dudan
Guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in late July, 2022, wrote:
We had a blast! The food was amazing, the boat is awesome and the different places we went to were the Best! We will be back many times with family and friends. This was by far the best vacation ever, and we have been to a ton of places. Carlos and Maribel are the best. True pros and their love for the business shows. Loved it! Cary and Andrew California
Guests aboard ALIZÉ in early November, 2022, wrote:
Dear Carlos and Maribel, Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation! We had such a great time and enjoyed everything about our time getting to know you both and the time spent on ALIZE. Our trip was made even more special by Maribel's fabulous cuisine. Delicious, delectable and perfection. Thank you both so very much! Cheers! Linda, Victor, Karen, Gary, Kathy, Brian.
Mid-November guests in the BVI aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you for a fantastic week in paradise! We had so much fun and enjoyed plenty of relaxation. Thank you for going above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcome- particularly me, someone completely unfamiliar with all things boating. Maribel, every meal was a work of art! Thank you for catering to our different eating styles and for cooking beautiful, delicious meals! We have never had such good food on a vacation and we have been to some wonderful places! The ALIZE is lovely and clean and very well cared for. We couldn't have enjoyed our time more! Brandy and Richard Virginia
Guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in late November, 2022, wrote:
Dear Carlos and Maribel, Many thanks for your wonderful hospitality. This was such a unique way to spend our Thanksgiving vacation. Aaron and I were so excited to share our love of sailing with our daughters and we appreciate all of your efforts to make their first experience so enjoyable. We had amazing weather, beautiful vistas, lovely passages, lots of laughs, and made a lifetime of memories. Not to mention all of the amazing meals. Maribel, we will miss your cooking when we get home. Thank you again for a unforgettable vacation. We wish you both fair winds and following seas. Fondly, Aaron, Lynn, Livi, Morgen
Early December, 2022, guests aboard ALIZE said:
This week with Carlos and Maribel onboard the ALIZE was truly unforgettable. This was our first visit to the BVI and we enjoyed very much every minute of it. The beaches, the bars, the snorkeling, the sailing and of course, Maribel's cooking and Carlos' painkillers! We will definitely come back next year to share more great times with Carlos and Maribel. Fran and Bea Las Palmas, Spain
Christmas week 2022 guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Dear Carlos and Maribel, Thank you for an adventure we could have never dreamed of. This was truly the best vacation we have been on. Carlos, we thank you for your stories and incredible knowledge, and of course, your painkillers. (The best in the islands!) Maribel, thank you for your kindness and impeccable meals. We will work on getting you that Michelin Star! We will forever appreciate y'all for sharing your home with us. Merry Christmas and until next time! Your friends, The Coreys Kelly, Sam, Clay and Allison
2022/2023 New Years charter guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel: Thank you so much for an incredible week and for giving our family the opportunity to reconnect in such a relaxing and stress free environment. Words do not adequately describe what our family experienced this week. The hospitality extended to our family will probably never be rivaled. We made so many memories... Thanks again for a special week-one that our family will never forget. You guys are The Best! Y'alls attention to detail was incredible, and I felt deeply cared for... We will miss your kind smiles and sweet spirits. The trip wouldn't have been the same without you all! The Reel Family.
Mid January, 2023 guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you for an incredible and absolutely wonderful week. It truly has been so enjoyable and perfect for our family. We have sincerely appreciated your incredible hospitality and opening your home to us. We have loved a quiet week filled with breathtaking views, unforgettable sunrises and sunsets, great history lessons from Carlos and meals that words can't describe. Maribel, your creativity and amazing culinary talents were both beautiful and delicious. Thank you for all your attention to details and sharing new dishes for us to enjoy (and take pictures of). The quiet time together on the water was exactly what we were looking forward to-but it was beyond our expectations. Thank you Carlos and Maribel. We sincerely enjoyed our time with you and sailing the BVIs. The Bauers
Guests from the sunny 49th state aboard ALIZÉ in February, 2023, wrote
Carlos and Maribel, Thank your for a great adventure and for taking such good care of us! Thank you so much for being such wonderful hosts. The ALIZE is a beautiful boat and the cuisine couldn't have been better. Five stars! Thanks for everything you did to make the trip safe and memorable. I think the kids will never forget what a good time they had anytime soon. Thanks for the amazing time on the ALIZE. It was really nice and the food was very good! Thank you for the great time we had onboard the ALIZE. I enjoyed every part of the trip. My compliments to the Chef!
Guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in mid February, 2023, wrote:
Captain Carlos and Chef Maribel, Thank you for providing the trip of a lifetime! Your attention, care, and professionalism was much appreciated, especially sailing us through rough waters and feeding us with absolutely exceptional meals! I will cherish these memories forever. You have given us a love for the BVI and I certainly hope to return again. This has been the trip of a lifetime! Staying at different islands each night and seeing new things each day was so fun. But the food was the highlight for me! Thank you for sharing your home with us. Joe and Naomi Rancho Mission Viejo We had an absolutely delightful cruise on ALIZE with Carlos and Maribel. We enjoyed sailing to all the different moorings to explore the shore offerings and water fun. Our favorite was Virgin Gorda. The red flag at The Baths turned out to be a blessing when we got a special tour of the island and still got to the Baths via land instead. And Maribel's food! Each time Carlos delivered plates we all gasped at the beautiful presentation and then raved about the flavors and variety. We were here 17 years ago and it is just as magical now as it was then. Great vacation! Very relaxing. Martin Litt and Jean Denver
Late February, 2023, guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Dear Carlos and Maribel, We can't thank you enough for such a spectacular vacation, that we looked forward to for eighteen months! From the moment we stepped aboard we could feel the stress of everyday life slip away! The view, the itinerary, the water activities and of course, the amazing food were all superb and exceeded every expectation ! We can't thank you enough for your expertise, professionalism, and attention to detail in every aspect of our trip. We will be back! Sara, Charlie, Jen and Oliver
Guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ in mid-March, 2023, wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you so much for showing us the BVI! We sincerely appreciated very much your knowledge, kindness and of course, Maribel's cooking! You may have turned first timers into sailors! Abe and Lisa, Minnesota Megan and Tyrone, Colorado
Late March, 2023, charter guests on ALIZÉ wrote:
Thank you doesn't seem to be enough. You both created a wonderful week for my family, and when challenges arose, you gracefully helped us move past and back into fun. It was a pleasure getting to know both of you and all your efforts throughout the week are so appreciated. Maribel, your cooking was delicious! I was selfishly pleased during meal time that one of my kids had lost her appetite and I could finish her plate! Carlos, every day you created a new and fun adventure for us. My kids will forever remember their firsts dive gliding sub-wing experience, and so many wonderful moments. Thank you for all of it. And that medicine cabinet was HUGE! Not sure how this would have gone without it. Rob Whitmore Carlos and Maribel, Even though I had some problems with my ear, I still had a fabulous time! Maribel, your cooking was fantastic. I loved the breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Specially the desserts! And Carlos, you introduced me to the sub-wing, taught me about the BVI and helped me catch my first fish. I had an amazing time and loved it! Jane Whitmore Dear Carlos and Maribel, I loved the bedrooms; so cozy and comfortable. I also loved the front of the boat; it was very relaxing and fun! Cece Whitmore Carlos y Maribel, Les quiero dar las muchisimas gracias por nuestro tiempo con ustedes. Fue un enorme placer. La comida excelente, las actividades para los ninos excelentes. Les deseo todo lo mejor en sus proximas aventuras. Oriana Salazar
Guests aboard ALIZE in mid-April, 2023, wrote
Carlos and Maribel: This has been an amazing week-long journey, whose highlights for us included sugar-sand beaches and aquamarine waters for swimming and snorkeling; thrills (for the younger folks) of speeding around on a raft being pulled by a dinghy and it's speed-loving skipper; fabulous flavors and new tastes during extraordinary meals. But there was another entire journey: the one of getting to know you, and this journey has also been a great pleasure. We are astounded at how quickly we felt a true part of your floating home. Thank you for welcoming us into your home with such warmth & humor, and for giving us so much fascinating insight into the people and places we encountered along the way. Thank you for being our guides through a small slice of your paradise, the BVI. Ada, Regina, Tim & Owen Seattle. Christopher & Mac. San Francisco.
Late April, 2023, guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, We had the most amazing time! This entire experience onboard ALIZE and meeting you both is something we will never forget and will be talking about for a long, long time. Maribel, your cooking is incredible!! Your knowledge and passion is an inspiration. Carlos, you are the best of the best!! The places we experienced and saw are unmatched. Together, you guys are truly an amazing team. We felt welcomed and at home the moment we stepped onboard. Words cannot describe how much we appreciate your graciousness. We loved spending time talking with you and sharing a moment of your lives with us. Thank you for an unbelievable and unforgettable journey. Smooth sailing, Paul and Melissa Ohio
Guests on May.6th charter said:
"Carlos and Maribel, What a wonderful sail! Everything was lovely, the food amazing. Carlos went right along with the laughs and fun! We had a wonderful time. Cecilia" "Carlos and Maribel, What a wonderful vacation! We enjoyed your tour of these wonderful islands you know so well. I'm grateful for your hospitality, extensive local knowledge, advice and concern for our enjoyment and safety. Maribel's cooking was delicious and she should publish a cookbook! Thanks for hosting us in your beautiful floating home. I'll keep the memories forever! Jeff" Dear Maribel and Carlos, Thank you so much for the wonderful sail through the BVI. Beautiful islands and clear blue/green waters. We loved all the islands we visited, and all your knowledge about the history of the islands. Enjoyed all the activities, both on the ALIZE and onshore. Maribel, your cooking and presentation was spectacular, the BEST! Carlos, your above deck and behind the scenes work were much appreciated also! So relaxing and fun! We all had the best time! Thank you for everything! Linda, Romi. Ohio, May 13, 2023"
Early May guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ:
Carlos and Maribel, What a wonderful sail! Everything was lovely, the food amazing. Carlos went right along with the laughs and fun! We had a wonderful time. Cecilia Carlos and Maribel, What a wonderful vacation! We enjoyed your tour of these wonderful islands you know so well. I'm grateful for your hospitality, extensive local knowledge, advice and concern for our enjoyment and safety. Maribel's cooking was delicious and she should publish a cookbook! Thanks for hosting us in your beautiful floating home. I'll keep the memories forever! Jeff Dear Maribel and Carlos, Thank you so much for the wonderful sail through the BVI. Beautiful islands and clear blue/green waters. We loved all the islands we visited, and all your knowledge about the history of the islands. Enjoyed all the activities, both on the ALIZE and onshore. Maribel, your cooking and presentation was spectacular, the BEST! Carlos, your above deck and behind the scenes work were much appreciated also! So relaxing and fun! We all had the best time! Thank you for everything! Linda, Romi. Ohio
End of May Charter Guests Said:
"Carlos and Maribel, Words cannot describe the experience we had aboard ALIZE. Thak you both so much for making your home feel like ours. The memories and friendship we made will never be forgotten! Also thank you so much for sharing all your great stories with us. Carlos, you were a great Captain! Maribel, the cuisine was absolutely devine! Love, Michael and Robyn"
Early June, 2023 guests in the BVI aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos & Maribel, Again, words cannot express what a trip this was! You two are amazing and you make everything perfect and make it seam so easy!! We had the best time and appreciate all you did for us! The meals were out of this world! Thanks so much!! We love the Alize!! Randy and Dianne Riverside Carlos & Maribel, Thank you for a spectacular week onboard the Alize!! Every day was special! Maribel's cooking is the best in the world! We enjoyed getting to know you both so much! Richard and Lana Norfolk
Mid-June, 2023 guests aboard ALIZÉ said:
Dear Maribel and Carlos: Thank you for making all our wishes come true-and then some!-on our glorious 4th. sail with you two! From the idyllic snorkeling spots teeming with plant and animal life to the great mix of shore excursions, you made this sail spectacular! And Maribel's gourmet meals were all so yummy, beautifully plated and were a treat into themselves! Your attention to detail is so impressive, making sure that all guests have the best possible experience! We are so blessed not only to have the BEST captain and chef team in the BVI, but also to call you friends! Love you guys! Anne Maribel and Carlos, What a glorious ten days of sailing with you. Everything was perfect. The food was outstanding! All your recommendations for snorkeling and day trips were fabulous. Best wishes for a restful "off season". Love, Nancy Maribel and Carlos, Thank both of you for showing us more amazing adventures from the Sea. We will always cherish these Caribbean gifts from the Sea. Love, Colleen
Late June, 2023, guests aboard ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos and Maribel, Thank you for opening your lovely home to us to truly enjoy the BVI. This was the perfect first sail and we cannot wait to return. Maribel, your food is absolutely amazing and Carlos, you made sure to find us the perfect itinerary. Again, thank you so much for your hospitality. Tom and Andrea St. Pete
Early July, 2023, charter guests aboard catamaran ALIZÉ wrote:
Carlos & Maribel, No words are suffice to describe the amazing time, phenomenal food, magnificent views, turquoise waters and incredible adventures we had with you on the beautiful ALIZE!! You both taught us so much about these truly awesome British Virgin Islands and all they hold! We absolutely cannot wait to return! Every moment awake was gazing at the beauty and the star gazing at night was spectacular as well! Carlos, your knowledge of sailing and making sure we got the most of everything we did was so greatly appreciated! Maribel, your meals were , each and every one, so delightful and so beautiful as well! You work so hard to create mouth watering foods and desserts and you will never know how much it truly meant! Thank you both for a trip of a lifetime! Jim and Jen Mike and Tracey Texas
Rates are Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX
Summer 2023 $10,000 $11,000 $12,000 $13,000 $14,000
Winter 2023 to 2024 $10,000 $11,000 $12,000 $13,000 $14,000
Summer 2024 $10,000 $11,000 $12,000 $13,000 $14,000

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: use of air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
Winter Rates start 1 November.
<b><font color="red">NOTE!
ALL rates are Half Board - 3 meals to be taken ashore at guests' expense, either dinner or lunch
4 person rate is for 4 guests in 2 guest cabins. 3 or 4 guests in 3 guests cabins is +$500</font></b>

<b>NOTE - No Smoking Aboard please</b>

Sleep-Aboard rates:
Two guests: $200
Four guests: $350
Six guests: $500
Arrive after 5pm. Drinks and appetizers on arrival. Dinner ashore at charterers' expense. Includes breakfast onboard the next day. Charter starts at Noon.

Kids:
For each child under 12 y/o there will be a $500 discount in the total charter rate. Maximum three children under 12 y/o per group.

<b>Thanksgiving Week:</b>
Up to 4 guests for 7 nights aboard: US$15,000
(4 person rate is for 4 guests in 2 guest cabins. 3 or 4 guests in 3 guests cabins is +$500)
6 guests for 7 nights aboard: US$17,000

<b>Christmas week:</b>
Up to 4 guests for 7 nights aboard: US$16,000
(4 person rate is for 4 guests in 2 guest cabins. 3 or 4 guests in 3 guests cabins is +$500)
6 guests for 7 nights aboard: US$18,000

<b>New Years week:</b>
Up to 4 guests for 7 nights aboard: US$16,000
(4 person rate is for 4 guests in 2 guest cabins. 3 or 4 guests in 3 guests cabins is +$500)
6 guests for 7 nights aboard: US18,000

ALIZÉ is a Non-Smoking Vessel

Minimum 48 hours between charters.

Rates are based on pickup and drop-off in Nanny Cay Marina. Other BVI ports will be considered but could have a surcharge.
Arrival time is 12:00 noon. Late arrival that forces to stay in the marina an additional night will have a $300 surcharge. Departure time is 12:00 noon, very early departures that require entering in the marina an additional night before the departure day, will have a $300 surcharge.

The rates include cruising permits, taxes and other local fees, but do not include fishing licenses.
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