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WANDERLUST

$18,000 - $35,000 / WEEK
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Main Salon
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Al Fresco Dining
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Al fresco cockpit dining
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Modern Galley
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Queen guest cabin
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Queen guest cabin
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Queen guest cabin
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Caribe Express private water taxi
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Main Salon

Accommodates 8 guests in 4 cabins with 3 ensuite heads w/ enclosed showers.

Crew will take port aft cabin

20% Off Details
BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2022
YACHT
LENGTH
50 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
4
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
8
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$18,000
Accommodations
Cabins: 4
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Engine Details
2 x Yanmar 4JH80
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Max Speed: 14 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 27 Feet
Draft: 5 Feet
Pax: 8
YearBuilt: 2022
Builder: Lagoon
Engines: 2 x Yanmar 4JH80
JetSkis: No
Flag: USA
SatTv: No
RegNum: 752925
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards, Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards, Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: WIFI is available in both US and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds of the US.
Camcorder: Yes
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: -
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: -
Water Maker: Yes
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: Tramsom Please
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 12ft
Dinghy hp: 30hp
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: -
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Yes
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: -
Rods: -
General Diving Info
3 dives included per certified diver

Diving group number depends on certified divers experience.

Diving Costs information
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.

Additional dives $50 per dive per person.
Captain
Francois Botha
Nation: South African
Born: 1999
Languages: English
Chef/First Mate
Katie Harrison
Nation: British
Born: 1992
Hailing from Limpopo in South Africa, Francois comes from a small farming town in the Afrikaans area of the country. He grew up close to the nature and the breathtaking wildlife of the area, and has carried his love of the outdoors throughout his life.
Francois began his maritime career working as a commercial diver, flown out to the BVI to assist in the mass clean up and yacht salvage in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. As a qualified class 2 Commercial Bell Diver he is more than comfortable below sea level, and has recently transferred his skills to qualify as a Dive Master, ensuring all guests are in more than safe and experienced hands.
One of his proudest achievements is his involvement with a non-profit charity in the BVI creating artificial reefs and interactive dive sites including the sunken wreck of the ‘Willy T’ and ’Sharkplano’, he has unwaivered local knowledge of the sites and will ensure to show you the very best spots.
Being an incredibly calm and collected character, Francois will always be at your service with a smile and will make sure his guests feel well attended to and safe, whilst giving them their own tailored trip of a lifetime.

Katie’s love for yachting started in her early teens where she spent family holidays sailing the Ionian in Greece
Her sailing career began where she worked as a hostess in Lefkada, then moving across to seek new challenges in the windy Saronic Gulf and Cyclades. From there she moved to the British Virgin Islands, during her downtime between seasons she studied at Culinary school in Devon and on the Isle of Wight, developing and refining her love for cookery.
Katie began cheffing professionally in 2016 in the Caribbean where she found a love for the culture and flavours of the area.
She has been working in the Caribbean ever since, spending her downtime diving, kiteboarding and exploring all of natures little secrets that the BVI has to offer.

She is also a qualified Day Skipper and Rescue Diver so you’ll be sure to be in safe and competent hands across all elements of the yacht.
Whatever your requests or requirements Katie is more than happy to tailor her menu for her guests every need, using only the freshest and most vibrant local ingredients Katie’s dishes will guarantee to wow!


Captain Francois Botha

Qualifications and Skills

STCW-HLSCC Tortola
PADI DIVEMASTER-Aquanauts Grenada

Certification of Commercial Class II Diver, Jacks Dive Chest
Commercial Diving School (Member: NO M-JDC)
-Decompression Chamber Operator -Underwater Welding Proficiency
-H2S-Hydrogen Sulfide Induction Course -SSDE Nitrox Diver Class III
-Compressor Operator -Pre Sea Induction Course

DMT-IMCA Diver Medic (PDC-DMT-950) Professional Diving Centre, Durban Harbour
Diving First Aid & First Aid at Work (Level 3)
Commercial Diver Advanced 02 Administration Certificate

Diving Medical Certificate Class II (Air) with Decompression Chamber, Dr MJ Pravetz PhD


Chef/ First Mate Katie Harrison

Qualifications and Skills

Certificate in Intermediate Cookery, Ashburton Culinary School
-Mastery of Core Skills
-Premium Fish, Poultry, Butchery and preperation
-Pasta and Pastries
-Sauces, Vinaigrettes, Marinades, and Garnishes

USKA Superyacht Cookery Foundation
-Sundowners and Canapes
-Sushi
-Menu Planning and Food Provisioning
-Packing Hazards, Regulations, and Stowage

USKA Superyacht Interior Foundation
-RYA Powerboat Level 2
-MCA STCW Basic Training
-VHF Short Range Radio
-CIEH Food SafetyLevel 2
-All Service styles including Silver
-Floristry and Table presentation
-Wine, Port, Cigar Study
-Cocktails-presentation and mixology

PADI Rescue Diver

Emergency First Response-CPR and First Aid


Crew fully vaccinated

Chef Katie's 7 Day Sample Menu 

 

Breakfast 

Enjoy a delicious breakfast served in the aft Cockpit, all chef Katie’s breakfasts include a fresh fruit platter and daily fresh baked goods

Eggs Benedict - Toasted English muffin, Canadian bacon 

Breakfast Tacos - wheat tortilla, chorizo potatoes and cheddar scrambled egg

Cilibir (Turkish eggs) - poached eggs, Aleppo butter, yoghurt spread served with homemade pitta 

Coconut French Toast - Coconut encrusted brioche, caramalized banana and nuts, berry coulis and crème Anglaise

Bagel Platter - Toasted bagels, cream cheese, smoked salmon, scrambled egg and bacon

Croque Madam - Bechamel, cheddar and ham with toasted sourdough, served with a sunny side up egg

Huevos Rancheros - Pico de gallo, refried beans, salsa, feta on a fresh wheat tortilla 

 

Lunch

After a morning of sunning, sailing and snorkeling, sit back, relax and enjoy a fresh and delicious lunch onboard

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad -  sourdough croutons, local greens and homemade dressing

Blackened local snapper with Cobb Salad - Grilled snapper with homemade blackening spice served alongside classic Cobb salad with local avocado, bacon and blue cheese

Pasta a la Norma, Italian salad and focaccia - Parpadelle with eggplant, tomato sauce and fresh basil, served with an Italian salad with herb dressing  and freshly baked focaccia 

Boerewors Rolls - Authentic South African fare of locally made beef sausage, and homemade rolls, served with chakalaka Salad and chutneys 

Teriyaki Salmon, garlic pak choi and asian noodle salad - homemade teriyaki, fresh noodle salad with sweet dressing 

Caribbean Roti with Cantaloupe Salad - traditional West Indian roti with vegetables and boneless chicken thighs, served with mango chutney, local hot sauce and cantaloupe salad with cucumber, fresh herbs, cardamon dressing and sumac   

Shrimp Tacos - spicy shrimp tacos with mango, avocado crema, Mexican rice, homemade guacomole and salsa 

 

Appetizers 

Watch the sun set with a cocktail in hand, and enjoy one of Katie’s delicious appetizers

Charcuter-yay!  A selection of finest meats and, fresh olives, pickles and crackers

Smoked salmon on homemade blinis, served with horseradish cream

Fresh hummus with crudités - creamy garlic hummus, warm homemade pitta and chopped vegetables 

Cheeeeese party - a sampler of gourmet cheeses, sweet preserves and fresh fruit 

Honeyed whipped feta and roasted olives - served with fresh baguette

Bahamian conch ceviche - scallop and prawns, served with tortilla chips 

Bruschetta - heirloom tomato and local herbs, with balsamic reduction 

 

Dinner 

Enjoy a candlelit dinner al fresco with good friends and old wine, or good wine and old friends!

Seared sesame Saku tuna with miso - coconut cauliflower purée, fresh mango salsa, coconut rice and wonton crisp

Star anise barbecue Beef Short Rib - pomme purée, charred spring onion and sweet shredded sprouts with shallot

Proscuitto wrapped Wahoo - served on a bed of fennel and saffron risotto with a lemon caper sauce

Pistachio crusted Mahi Mahi - Local Mahi, sautéed peppers, jeweled pearled couscous with passion fruit beurre blanc

Scallop and Shrimp Linguinie - chilli, local herb, lemon and white wine light cream sauce 

Jerk Pork Tenderloin - authentic Jamaican jerk, served with grilled pineapple, rice and peas, roast vegetables and guava glaze

Surf and Turf - Sous vide fillet steak with peri peri grilled Shrimp, creamy polenta with Parmesan and rosemary, black garlic compound butter, asparagus bouquets and dressed baby arugula 

 

Dessert

Finish with a bang!  We only count memories on Wanderlust, never calories 

Mini pavlova - baked meringue nests with fresh vanilla cream, berry coulis and fresh fruit

Passion fruit and raspberry posset - served with pistachio biscuit 

Flourless chocolate cake - chocolate ganache, crème anglais and strawberry

Key Lime Pie - served with torched Italian meringue 

Sticky Toffee Pudding - butterscotch sauce and vanilla bean ice cream 

Vanilla crème brûlée - homemade granola and berries

Cheesecake - served with berry coulis and fruit sorbet 

February 2024 BVI Charter
As someone who's usually at the ready with an entire arsenal of words to express my gratitude what can I say that hasn't been said a thousand times before? Suffice it to say that there amazing experiences in one's short time here in the earthly realm and then there are peak moments that simply redefine what it's like to achieve those stellar, pinnacle heights of wonder, joy, balance, exhilaration and complete relaxation all at the same time. Those extraordinary and total bliss moments when mind, body, and spirt combine to create what I like to call a "well being attack!" Nirvana! Every moment on board Wanderlust had us thinking "it can't get better than this! and then the universe says "Hold my Beer." I'll leave with thousands of wonderous memories etched forever on my heart and the deepest gratitude for all these two lovely lights did to ensure we'd have the best experience in the BVI, Ever. A few highlights-the 5 star cuisine and magic created daily by chef Katie. Somebody needs to award this amazing young woman a Michelin Star. (I did figure out her secret ingredient after hours of close observation... it is love combined with sprinkles of magic. Shhh Francois has somehow managed to accumulate quite the impressive list of talents and expertise in his 24 years on earth-Chief among them the ability to observe and deliver exactly what his lucky charter guests require seconds before they're even aware. Look up the word conscientious in the dictionary and there will be his image. Thanks to his observant, patient, intuitive demeanor I was able to put my aprehensions aside and experience one of the best dives ever after a 30 yr hiatus. Both Katie and Francois possess skills above and beyond the usual checklist of the standard resume. Skills that can't be taught in any school, but exist only on an entirely different level. Suffice it to say-those attributes left me feeling nothing but extraordinary gratitude and blessed beyond measure!
January 2024 BVI Charter
I’m writing to share the amazing experience we had (6 total guests) on Wanderlust a few weeks ago. My husband and I have been on crewed charters 6 times now in the VI/BVI’s over the years (including other yachts in the Charter Caribe fleet) and have always had an amazing experience and have been very happy. However, this experience on Wanderlust was so far beyond wonderful that I seriously think we will be forever unable to find any other boat/crew that lives up to this one. The Yacht: Wanderlust is beautifully appointed for luxury cruising and adventure. Elegance is evident everywhere-from the high end glassware and table settings, to the bedding, the décor, artwork and bar stock. She is equipped with a wide variety of water toys and high quality dive gear enough to keep any guest occupied with choices for ocean fun. Other wonderful extras include an ice maker, filtered water on demand, high end coffee/espresso maker and a custom fly bridge with tabled seating (generally only seen on larger cats). Did I mention the on-board air compressor to refill scuba tanks? The cleaning products and body wash/shampoos on board are environmentally friendly, the boat is meticulously clean and the entire boat has a soft fresh scent that kept everything feeling so fresh for the entire week. The Crew: The crew on Wanderlust exceled so far beyond any other crew we’ve experienced in our time chartering. In all our other experiences there were areas of excellence that stood out on that particular trip as compared with others. And there were areas that were good, but not as good as other experiences. For example, when comparing the gourmet quality of food or skippering skills or divemaster skills etc., every crew we’ve experienced had significant strengths in some areas but not all areas. In the case of Wanderlust, I can confidently say that this is the only crew that exceeded expectations in every area. I have a hard time expressing everything I loved about Katie and Francois but I will try to briefly summarize here. Katie: It’s no wonder Katie has won so many awards for her cuisine. The beautiful presentation of each meal and the variety and quality of the ingredients was superb. Edible flowers, fruit and desserts gilded with gold leaf and many other fine touches graced each dish. The meals were as beautiful as they were delicious and rivaled the cuisine of a 5 star restaurant. I don’t think any restaurants in the islands could compete with Chef Katie’s food and presentation. We also appreciated the wine selection and how thoughtful each evening’s wine choice was for the meal served. Katie is a cheerful, wonderful conversationalist and absolutely loves preparing a good theme night, of which we enjoyed two while on board! So much fun!!!! Francois: what an absolute treasure of a captain and skilled skipper and divemaster! Francois is professional and super friendly. It’s clear he enjoys making each experience special and is able to pivot plans on a moment’s notice to optimize guest comfort, preferences and safety. As an example, we had several experienced scuba divers onboard who were interested in multiple dives but also had a large north swell that week. Navigating the need to find a dive site with good visibility for the divers and shelter from the swell for the non-diving guests was no doubt challenging but Francois checked all the boxes for us. I also want to note how skilled and professional he is as a divemaster and how well he assessed our skills as guest divers and lead us on some amazing adventures. I always felt very safe (and I have certainly experienced the opposite on charters) and the onboard dive equipment was meticulously maintained. Beyond this, Francois’ pride in maintaining and operating a top notch sailing yacht is evident in everything he does. He is always attentive to everyone on board, having the toys ready for use right away, drinks poured and to safety. We enjoyed spending many hours with Francois on the flybridge while underway sharing stories, sailing tips, learning more about yachting and the BVIs. Cap this off with his excellent bartending skills, generous local knowledge and his cheerful kindness and helpfulness and, well, what else could you ask for in a captain? As a team, Katie and Francois are an extremely talented crew and execute the thousands of details that make an experience special with professionalism and grace. They are very special. I know I haven’t captured everything that made our week on Wanderlust so incredible and I’ll probably think of many things I wanted include here once I hit the “send” button, but suffice it to say, we are completely over the moon about Wanderlust, her crew and the memories we made during our Jan charter week. Please feel free to share with whomever might be interested in chartering and the charter broker community. Thank you so very much! Sincerely, Nicole
Thanksgiving 2023 BVI Charter
Katie and Francois One week on Wanderlust was more than a great vacation. The two of you made it exceptional! We wouldn't change anything about this trip. The itinerary was great, providing stellar opportunities for snorkeling, hobie cat sailing, and island exploring. In addition to being a great captain, Francois was attentive to our requests and spent so much time making sure our grandchildren experienced the water sports. Every meal and charcuterie board created by Katie was a gourmet delight-beautifully served and beyond delicious. ! She went so far beyond our expectations making sure the different dietary requests were incorporated in every meal. This was truly a vacation of a life time. None of us will ever forget Katie's Thanksgiving feast and how welcome and homey she always made us feel. We will be making our best attempt at recreating her amazing food as part of our holiday traditions from now on. Francois' wine pairings were perfect and so were his hand-crefted cocktails! We dreamed of a vacation like this for years, but the two of you made it much better than we imagined! The Suttons
November 2023 BVI Charter
Katie and Francois, Where do we even begin? This trip was a lifelong bucket list item for Michael and now our favorite trip for all of us! From the moment we stepped aboard Wanderlust to the moment we left it was perfection. You curated the perfect days-the flow of the trip was ideal. And not having to make a single decision beyond paddle boarding :) made it a true vacation. Kate, your meals were 5-star!! I mean tuna sushi after Eric reeled a tuna in off the back of Wanderlust-you can't make this up! We loved being surprised by your gourmet, beautiful creations-truly an artist. Throwing the most beautiful birthday celebration, you made 40(ish) the best birthday yet!! You two and this experience, all 6 of us together has changed us. We truly hope our paths will cross again and we wish you more joy and adventure. Endless Gratitude! We love and miss you -Michael and Andrea -Eric and Moe
July 2023 BVI Charter
Dear Katie and Francois, Thank you both for the vacation of a lifetime. Every moment was unforgettable from the fabulous welcome, the amazing meals, the thoughtful details, the yummy drinks, and beautiful beaches! We enjoyed both of your company so much. You are both so sweet, funny, knowledgable and made every day PERFECT! Thanks for your patience while we learned new things. Thanks for sharing your stories and enriching our lives. It will truly be difficult for any future vacation to match up. Please let us know when your recipe book is available. The Olympics was so fun and added another layer of fun! You truly thought of everything and are a terrific team! Please come visit us down in NOLA. Wishing you both continued success! With much gratitude and love, -The Allams
June 2023 BVI Charter
Dear Katie and Francois, Thank you for an incredible few days aboard Wanderlust. When we first arrived with our gaggle of excited kids who could barely contain their energy, you were both poised and patient, so thoughtful and attentive to all our needs. The kids fell in love with both of you. Katie your cooking was fantastic. You also have such a delightful and positive lightness of being that was a pleasure to be around. We relished every minute of our time with you. I cannot tell you how appreciative we were of the effort you made to coordinate so smoothly with Windward for our tandem. The details and special effort for the 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration were above and beyond! Thank you again!! -Valerie
April 2023 BVI Charter
Could not have even imagined how amazing this trip has been ... over the top on every scale... Francois and Katie, your involvement in our time made it all the more perfect! Amazing and not able to surpassed. Love you both We had the best week with long time friends and making new friends with Katie and Francois! Your hospitality was the best ! We ate wonderful food everyday- too much! We stopped in all the fun spots- The Baths, Bitter End, Saba Rock, Cooper Island, Soggy Dollar, Foxy's, Anegada, and many more. We have to last a lifetime. Thanks so much, We loved every minute xoxo Kathy and Ed Thank you for your gracious and fun vibe while keep us safe and so well fed while we lived on Wanderlust for the week! The rest and relaxation plus activities were balanced perfectly. So grateful to share this gorgeous corner of the world with you and good friends! Two small words don't seem enough, but Thank You Katie and Francois! Love, Maria We had such a fantastic time in the BVI. Thank you for making us feel so comfortable on the boat and for all of the special touches you did to make everything great! The food- OMG-was phenomenal. Katie you are a wonderful cook . Francois, we loved playing games with you and the captains drink was a highlight of everyday. Best of luck on all your new adventures, together. We will miss you and think of you often! xoxo Margaret and Mark
April 2023 BVI Charter
Katie and Francois, Where to begin? I''l start with this-this was our most favorite vacation ever! We expected beautiful waters and warm sun, but we are leaving with new friendships in the two of you and so much more. Your hospitality has been incredible-always so easy going and willing to jump in and play with our 3 girls! Katie aka Julia Child, your cooking and presentation is what would be found at a 5 star restaurant. You made Easter so special for the girls-creating bunny fruit plates and an Easter cake. We will be dreaming of your meals back at home. I don't know how you do it all every day. Francois, you are one of a kind! Teaching the kids how to tie all different knots during our long sails, always finding the perfect beaches and bays, leading us on the most fascinating dives and hearing about you firsthand experience. Thank you both for these lifelong memories that we will truly never forget. We know that living this life can be hard for the family that misses you, but know that you are touching lives like ours and creating meaningful memories for them. What a gift to share this life together-we are rooting for you two. You are one incredible pair. Please come visit us in Newport Beach, CA. Love and Gratitude, the Acosta Family
March 2023 BVI Charter
The Wanderlust adventure will be one we'll always remember. We enjoyed the food, snorkeling, and new friendships with Katie and Francois. -Cindy and Mark This experience was amazing! Exceeded all our expectations. Wanderlust is gorgeous. Our crew was the best! I highly recommend. Our entire trip was amazing and would love to do it all over again. Blessings to all! -Bryan and Deanna This was our second charter, and Wanderlust far exceeded our first adventure. The crew were hospitable, helpful, accommodating, and most importantly professional. They always had an eye on us to make sure we were having fun, but safe. The food was 5 star-every meal! The evening "captains" cocktails were imaginative and was a great way to start a relaxing evening after a day of snorkeling and adventure. The boat was immaculate and comfortable...beds were better than most hotels! Special thanks to Katie and Francois. -Randy and Cindy
March 2023 BVI Charter
This was our first charter experience, and we couldn't have been any luckier! A beautiful brand new boat, decorated perfectly. Francois and Katie made us feel comfortable. It was so easy to transition to "island time." Our only request was that we didn't have a busy itinerary, and Francois and Katie delivered! We got to see new places (and some old). We love the BVI!! Every spot is unique in its own way and has different things to offer. I can't believe I made it this far and haven't mentioned the food! WOW!! So much, beautiful, great tasting food. Katie is hands down the best chef! Stuffed from dinner, someone would always mention how they couldn't wait til breakfast the next morning. Literally everything we ate was the best! Fresh lobster from a passing fisherman was a special treat! Wanderlust is always spotlessly clean and smells amazing. It's funny how it seems to have been made for this crew. I'm not sure what more we could have asked for. This trip is our favorite, EVER. We can't thank you enough, Francois and Katie!! The Websters
February 2023 BVI Charter
We love Katie and Francois! You two are the best. Katie is the best cook/baker, best tea maker, one of the sweetest people you have ever met, always in a cheerful mood. Katie makes every dish unique and very flavorful, and she is very attentive to everyones needs. Francois is the BEST Captain ever! Katie and Francois made our experience on Wanderlust AMAZING!!! Our beds were made and cleaned everyday right when we woke up and turned down perfectly every night before we went to bed. The interior and exterior of the boat was always clean and tidy. Everything at all times smells so fresh and clean on Wanderlust! Overall, what a beautiful boat and wonderful couple. We loved going to Soggy Dollar, Saba Rock, Bitter End and Cooper Island. We had so much fun but our fun and experience was easily heightened by Katie and Francois.
February 2023 BVI Charter
Wow!! How to start to describe our week with you is tough... We loved every moment on board Wanderlust with the two of you. Francois and Katie you made our week together absolutely amazing. We loved the scuba diving (especially wreak of the Rhone and seeing the planes and 2 sharks), exploring new places (Anegada-the scooters and scavenger hunt were great fun!), fishing (though we never did catch the big one... next time!), the food...wow, we ate so much... it was all so delicious and beautiful! The Wanderlust itself is beautiful, spacious, comfortable, (esp. loved the time sailing with you two), the daily special drinks and the table set ups, and helping us do everything... it was all perfect...and all done with a smile. We can tell you love it here and that love is infectious! And I can't forget- "We saw a whale!!!!" Will never forget that. Thank you for a very special week! We hope to be able to sail with you again. Please reach out to us if you ever come North to Virginia or our Delaware Beach-we'd love to have you! Until next time! Claire, Mark, and Gang
Jan BVI 2023 Charter
Dear Capt and Kate, We can't thank you enough for creating a spectacular week for all of us. You both were perfect hosts and went above and beyond. Glenn and I loved our time on the Hobe cat and I cant thank you enough for not flipping it while I was on. The meals you created were beyond and one was better than the next. We loved exploring Anegada with you, so glad we were able to make it there. We are so lucky to have been your maiden voyage. You both will be very successful and we wish you all the best in the future! Love Lisa and Glenn PS I will keep working on my napkin folding. thank you for the lessons. Dear Kate and Captain, Thank you Thank you for a fabulous voyage! Truly everything was fantastic. The food was beyond what we expected and delicious! The boat was kept so clean and neat. The excursions were all so well planned and enjoyable. Hard to focus on one highlight when everything was a new, fun, and yummy experience. You guys are a great team! Thank you for everything and smooth sailing! xxox Kathy and Henry 2023 arrived with a gift-Wanderlust arrived in time for our group to be their first charter! Captain Francois and Chef and amazing first mate Kate are experts at what they do, but besides being a wonderful crew-they made us feel cared for and shared their knowledge and love of sailing, boating, and the BVI. Thank you for an amazing week! -Martia and Bob

Wanderlust is offering 20% off charter rates for charters through end of July 2024

*minimum 6 nights. BVI Ports Only

Rates are Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX
Winter 2023 to 2024 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000
Summer 2024 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000
Winter 2024 to 2025 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000
Summer 2025 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000

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
BVI Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes are included in the rate.

*Short Charters Available*
24hr turns available. Please Inquire

3 queen ensuite cabins and midship cabin are available to guests. Midship and port forward cabins share head. Crew will take port aft queen cabin.

HOLIDAYS:
2024
Christmas Flat Rate $32,000 inquire about pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum.
New Years Flat Rate $35,000 inquire about pick up. 7 night minimum.




HALF-BOARD RATES: Discount Applied First
(7/4/3 BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER): $150 off / person

***3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense***




LESS THAN 6 NIGHT CHARTERS DIVIDE BY 6 RULE:
(Rate / 6 X #Nights)

***(Rate divided by 6N X number of nights*** For 6 nights divide rate by 7 X 6N.



SLEEP ABOARD:
$2,000 Sleep aboard the night before the charter departs
Guests arrive to the yacht at 5pm. Snacks and welcome drink served, this is not an open bar. Dinner is ashore on clients expense. Continental breakfast provided next morning. Vessel departs at noon.

CHILD DISCOUNTS: Discount Applied First
Children 15 and under $500 discount
***must be 15 or under at the time of charter*** 

Exclusive Water Taxi available!
The Caribe Express provides private transportation to and from your charter yacht on a comfortable Aquila 36.
Enjoy complimentary cocktails while our professional crew handles Customs and Immigration
Please inquire for pricing.

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  • : Cat
  • : 27 Feet
  • : 5 Feet
  • : 8
  • : 2022
  • : Lagoon
  • : 8 knots
  • : 14 knots
  • : 2 x Yanmar 4JH80
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Onboard
  • : Francois Botha
  • : USA
  • : No
  • : 752925
Accommodations
Cabins: 4
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Wash Basins: -
Heads: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Engine Details
2 x Yanmar 4JH80
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Max Speed: 14 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Refit: -
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards, Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands (US/BVI), Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards, Caribbean Virgin Islands (BVI)
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: WIFI is available in both US and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds of the US.
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: Yes
# CD's: Streaming
Camcorder: Yes
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: -
Minimum Age: -
Generator: 13.5kw
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: -
Water Maker: Yes
Water Cap: 250 gallons
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: Yes
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: Many
Guests Smokes: Tramsom Please
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: No
Windscoops: -
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 12ft
Dinghy hp: 30hp
Dinghy # pax: 6
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: -
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Yes
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: -
Rods: -
General Diving Info
3 dives included per certified diver

Diving group number depends on certified divers experience.

Diving Costs information
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.

Additional dives $50 per dive per person.
Captain
Francois Botha
Nation: South African
Born: 1999
Languages: English
Chef/First Mate
Katie Harrison
Nation: British
Born: 1992
Hailing from Limpopo in South Africa, Francois comes from a small farming town in the Afrikaans area of the country. He grew up close to the nature and the breathtaking wildlife of the area, and has carried his love of the outdoors throughout his life.
Francois began his maritime career working as a commercial diver, flown out to the BVI to assist in the mass clean up and yacht salvage in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. As a qualified class 2 Commercial Bell Diver he is more than comfortable below sea level, and has recently transferred his skills to qualify as a Dive Master, ensuring all guests are in more than safe and experienced hands.
One of his proudest achievements is his involvement with a non-profit charity in the BVI creating artificial reefs and interactive dive sites including the sunken wreck of the ‘Willy T’ and ’Sharkplano’, he has unwaivered local knowledge of the sites and will ensure to show you the very best spots.
Being an incredibly calm and collected character, Francois will always be at your service with a smile and will make sure his guests feel well attended to and safe, whilst giving them their own tailored trip of a lifetime.

Katie’s love for yachting started in her early teens where she spent family holidays sailing the Ionian in Greece
Her sailing career began where she worked as a hostess in Lefkada, then moving across to seek new challenges in the windy Saronic Gulf and Cyclades. From there she moved to the British Virgin Islands, during her downtime between seasons she studied at Culinary school in Devon and on the Isle of Wight, developing and refining her love for cookery.
Katie began cheffing professionally in 2016 in the Caribbean where she found a love for the culture and flavours of the area.
She has been working in the Caribbean ever since, spending her downtime diving, kiteboarding and exploring all of natures little secrets that the BVI has to offer.

She is also a qualified Day Skipper and Rescue Diver so you’ll be sure to be in safe and competent hands across all elements of the yacht.
Whatever your requests or requirements Katie is more than happy to tailor her menu for her guests every need, using only the freshest and most vibrant local ingredients Katie’s dishes will guarantee to wow!


Captain Francois Botha

Qualifications and Skills

STCW-HLSCC Tortola
PADI DIVEMASTER-Aquanauts Grenada

Certification of Commercial Class II Diver, Jacks Dive Chest
Commercial Diving School (Member: NO M-JDC)
-Decompression Chamber Operator -Underwater Welding Proficiency
-H2S-Hydrogen Sulfide Induction Course -SSDE Nitrox Diver Class III
-Compressor Operator -Pre Sea Induction Course

DMT-IMCA Diver Medic (PDC-DMT-950) Professional Diving Centre, Durban Harbour
Diving First Aid & First Aid at Work (Level 3)
Commercial Diver Advanced 02 Administration Certificate

Diving Medical Certificate Class II (Air) with Decompression Chamber, Dr MJ Pravetz PhD


Chef/ First Mate Katie Harrison

Qualifications and Skills

Certificate in Intermediate Cookery, Ashburton Culinary School
-Mastery of Core Skills
-Premium Fish, Poultry, Butchery and preperation
-Pasta and Pastries
-Sauces, Vinaigrettes, Marinades, and Garnishes

USKA Superyacht Cookery Foundation
-Sundowners and Canapes
-Sushi
-Menu Planning and Food Provisioning
-Packing Hazards, Regulations, and Stowage

USKA Superyacht Interior Foundation
-RYA Powerboat Level 2
-MCA STCW Basic Training
-VHF Short Range Radio
-CIEH Food SafetyLevel 2
-All Service styles including Silver
-Floristry and Table presentation
-Wine, Port, Cigar Study
-Cocktails-presentation and mixology

PADI Rescue Diver

Emergency First Response-CPR and First Aid


Crew fully vaccinated

Chef Katie's 7 Day Sample Menu 

 

Breakfast 

Enjoy a delicious breakfast served in the aft Cockpit, all chef Katie’s breakfasts include a fresh fruit platter and daily fresh baked goods

Eggs Benedict - Toasted English muffin, Canadian bacon 

Breakfast Tacos - wheat tortilla, chorizo potatoes and cheddar scrambled egg

Cilibir (Turkish eggs) - poached eggs, Aleppo butter, yoghurt spread served with homemade pitta 

Coconut French Toast - Coconut encrusted brioche, caramalized banana and nuts, berry coulis and crème Anglaise

Bagel Platter - Toasted bagels, cream cheese, smoked salmon, scrambled egg and bacon

Croque Madam - Bechamel, cheddar and ham with toasted sourdough, served with a sunny side up egg

Huevos Rancheros - Pico de gallo, refried beans, salsa, feta on a fresh wheat tortilla 

 

Lunch

After a morning of sunning, sailing and snorkeling, sit back, relax and enjoy a fresh and delicious lunch onboard

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad -  sourdough croutons, local greens and homemade dressing

Blackened local snapper with Cobb Salad - Grilled snapper with homemade blackening spice served alongside classic Cobb salad with local avocado, bacon and blue cheese

Pasta a la Norma, Italian salad and focaccia - Parpadelle with eggplant, tomato sauce and fresh basil, served with an Italian salad with herb dressing  and freshly baked focaccia 

Boerewors Rolls - Authentic South African fare of locally made beef sausage, and homemade rolls, served with chakalaka Salad and chutneys 

Teriyaki Salmon, garlic pak choi and asian noodle salad - homemade teriyaki, fresh noodle salad with sweet dressing 

Caribbean Roti with Cantaloupe Salad - traditional West Indian roti with vegetables and boneless chicken thighs, served with mango chutney, local hot sauce and cantaloupe salad with cucumber, fresh herbs, cardamon dressing and sumac   

Shrimp Tacos - spicy shrimp tacos with mango, avocado crema, Mexican rice, homemade guacomole and salsa 

 

Appetizers 

Watch the sun set with a cocktail in hand, and enjoy one of Katie’s delicious appetizers

Charcuter-yay!  A selection of finest meats and, fresh olives, pickles and crackers

Smoked salmon on homemade blinis, served with horseradish cream

Fresh hummus with crudités - creamy garlic hummus, warm homemade pitta and chopped vegetables 

Cheeeeese party - a sampler of gourmet cheeses, sweet preserves and fresh fruit 

Honeyed whipped feta and roasted olives - served with fresh baguette

Bahamian conch ceviche - scallop and prawns, served with tortilla chips 

Bruschetta - heirloom tomato and local herbs, with balsamic reduction 

 

Dinner 

Enjoy a candlelit dinner al fresco with good friends and old wine, or good wine and old friends!

Seared sesame Saku tuna with miso - coconut cauliflower purée, fresh mango salsa, coconut rice and wonton crisp

Star anise barbecue Beef Short Rib - pomme purée, charred spring onion and sweet shredded sprouts with shallot

Proscuitto wrapped Wahoo - served on a bed of fennel and saffron risotto with a lemon caper sauce

Pistachio crusted Mahi Mahi - Local Mahi, sautéed peppers, jeweled pearled couscous with passion fruit beurre blanc

Scallop and Shrimp Linguinie - chilli, local herb, lemon and white wine light cream sauce 

Jerk Pork Tenderloin - authentic Jamaican jerk, served with grilled pineapple, rice and peas, roast vegetables and guava glaze

Surf and Turf - Sous vide fillet steak with peri peri grilled Shrimp, creamy polenta with Parmesan and rosemary, black garlic compound butter, asparagus bouquets and dressed baby arugula 

 

Dessert

Finish with a bang!  We only count memories on Wanderlust, never calories 

Mini pavlova - baked meringue nests with fresh vanilla cream, berry coulis and fresh fruit

Passion fruit and raspberry posset - served with pistachio biscuit 

Flourless chocolate cake - chocolate ganache, crème anglais and strawberry

Key Lime Pie - served with torched Italian meringue 

Sticky Toffee Pudding - butterscotch sauce and vanilla bean ice cream 

Vanilla crème brûlée - homemade granola and berries

Cheesecake - served with berry coulis and fruit sorbet 

February 2024 BVI Charter
As someone who's usually at the ready with an entire arsenal of words to express my gratitude what can I say that hasn't been said a thousand times before? Suffice it to say that there amazing experiences in one's short time here in the earthly realm and then there are peak moments that simply redefine what it's like to achieve those stellar, pinnacle heights of wonder, joy, balance, exhilaration and complete relaxation all at the same time. Those extraordinary and total bliss moments when mind, body, and spirt combine to create what I like to call a "well being attack!" Nirvana! Every moment on board Wanderlust had us thinking "it can't get better than this! and then the universe says "Hold my Beer." I'll leave with thousands of wonderous memories etched forever on my heart and the deepest gratitude for all these two lovely lights did to ensure we'd have the best experience in the BVI, Ever. A few highlights-the 5 star cuisine and magic created daily by chef Katie. Somebody needs to award this amazing young woman a Michelin Star. (I did figure out her secret ingredient after hours of close observation... it is love combined with sprinkles of magic. Shhh Francois has somehow managed to accumulate quite the impressive list of talents and expertise in his 24 years on earth-Chief among them the ability to observe and deliver exactly what his lucky charter guests require seconds before they're even aware. Look up the word conscientious in the dictionary and there will be his image. Thanks to his observant, patient, intuitive demeanor I was able to put my aprehensions aside and experience one of the best dives ever after a 30 yr hiatus. Both Katie and Francois possess skills above and beyond the usual checklist of the standard resume. Skills that can't be taught in any school, but exist only on an entirely different level. Suffice it to say-those attributes left me feeling nothing but extraordinary gratitude and blessed beyond measure!
January 2024 BVI Charter
I’m writing to share the amazing experience we had (6 total guests) on Wanderlust a few weeks ago. My husband and I have been on crewed charters 6 times now in the VI/BVI’s over the years (including other yachts in the Charter Caribe fleet) and have always had an amazing experience and have been very happy. However, this experience on Wanderlust was so far beyond wonderful that I seriously think we will be forever unable to find any other boat/crew that lives up to this one. The Yacht: Wanderlust is beautifully appointed for luxury cruising and adventure. Elegance is evident everywhere-from the high end glassware and table settings, to the bedding, the décor, artwork and bar stock. She is equipped with a wide variety of water toys and high quality dive gear enough to keep any guest occupied with choices for ocean fun. Other wonderful extras include an ice maker, filtered water on demand, high end coffee/espresso maker and a custom fly bridge with tabled seating (generally only seen on larger cats). Did I mention the on-board air compressor to refill scuba tanks? The cleaning products and body wash/shampoos on board are environmentally friendly, the boat is meticulously clean and the entire boat has a soft fresh scent that kept everything feeling so fresh for the entire week. The Crew: The crew on Wanderlust exceled so far beyond any other crew we’ve experienced in our time chartering. In all our other experiences there were areas of excellence that stood out on that particular trip as compared with others. And there were areas that were good, but not as good as other experiences. For example, when comparing the gourmet quality of food or skippering skills or divemaster skills etc., every crew we’ve experienced had significant strengths in some areas but not all areas. In the case of Wanderlust, I can confidently say that this is the only crew that exceeded expectations in every area. I have a hard time expressing everything I loved about Katie and Francois but I will try to briefly summarize here. Katie: It’s no wonder Katie has won so many awards for her cuisine. The beautiful presentation of each meal and the variety and quality of the ingredients was superb. Edible flowers, fruit and desserts gilded with gold leaf and many other fine touches graced each dish. The meals were as beautiful as they were delicious and rivaled the cuisine of a 5 star restaurant. I don’t think any restaurants in the islands could compete with Chef Katie’s food and presentation. We also appreciated the wine selection and how thoughtful each evening’s wine choice was for the meal served. Katie is a cheerful, wonderful conversationalist and absolutely loves preparing a good theme night, of which we enjoyed two while on board! So much fun!!!! Francois: what an absolute treasure of a captain and skilled skipper and divemaster! Francois is professional and super friendly. It’s clear he enjoys making each experience special and is able to pivot plans on a moment’s notice to optimize guest comfort, preferences and safety. As an example, we had several experienced scuba divers onboard who were interested in multiple dives but also had a large north swell that week. Navigating the need to find a dive site with good visibility for the divers and shelter from the swell for the non-diving guests was no doubt challenging but Francois checked all the boxes for us. I also want to note how skilled and professional he is as a divemaster and how well he assessed our skills as guest divers and lead us on some amazing adventures. I always felt very safe (and I have certainly experienced the opposite on charters) and the onboard dive equipment was meticulously maintained. Beyond this, Francois’ pride in maintaining and operating a top notch sailing yacht is evident in everything he does. He is always attentive to everyone on board, having the toys ready for use right away, drinks poured and to safety. We enjoyed spending many hours with Francois on the flybridge while underway sharing stories, sailing tips, learning more about yachting and the BVIs. Cap this off with his excellent bartending skills, generous local knowledge and his cheerful kindness and helpfulness and, well, what else could you ask for in a captain? As a team, Katie and Francois are an extremely talented crew and execute the thousands of details that make an experience special with professionalism and grace. They are very special. I know I haven’t captured everything that made our week on Wanderlust so incredible and I’ll probably think of many things I wanted include here once I hit the “send” button, but suffice it to say, we are completely over the moon about Wanderlust, her crew and the memories we made during our Jan charter week. Please feel free to share with whomever might be interested in chartering and the charter broker community. Thank you so very much! Sincerely, Nicole
Thanksgiving 2023 BVI Charter
Katie and Francois One week on Wanderlust was more than a great vacation. The two of you made it exceptional! We wouldn't change anything about this trip. The itinerary was great, providing stellar opportunities for snorkeling, hobie cat sailing, and island exploring. In addition to being a great captain, Francois was attentive to our requests and spent so much time making sure our grandchildren experienced the water sports. Every meal and charcuterie board created by Katie was a gourmet delight-beautifully served and beyond delicious. ! She went so far beyond our expectations making sure the different dietary requests were incorporated in every meal. This was truly a vacation of a life time. None of us will ever forget Katie's Thanksgiving feast and how welcome and homey she always made us feel. We will be making our best attempt at recreating her amazing food as part of our holiday traditions from now on. Francois' wine pairings were perfect and so were his hand-crefted cocktails! We dreamed of a vacation like this for years, but the two of you made it much better than we imagined! The Suttons
November 2023 BVI Charter
Katie and Francois, Where do we even begin? This trip was a lifelong bucket list item for Michael and now our favorite trip for all of us! From the moment we stepped aboard Wanderlust to the moment we left it was perfection. You curated the perfect days-the flow of the trip was ideal. And not having to make a single decision beyond paddle boarding :) made it a true vacation. Kate, your meals were 5-star!! I mean tuna sushi after Eric reeled a tuna in off the back of Wanderlust-you can't make this up! We loved being surprised by your gourmet, beautiful creations-truly an artist. Throwing the most beautiful birthday celebration, you made 40(ish) the best birthday yet!! You two and this experience, all 6 of us together has changed us. We truly hope our paths will cross again and we wish you more joy and adventure. Endless Gratitude! We love and miss you -Michael and Andrea -Eric and Moe
July 2023 BVI Charter
Dear Katie and Francois, Thank you both for the vacation of a lifetime. Every moment was unforgettable from the fabulous welcome, the amazing meals, the thoughtful details, the yummy drinks, and beautiful beaches! We enjoyed both of your company so much. You are both so sweet, funny, knowledgable and made every day PERFECT! Thanks for your patience while we learned new things. Thanks for sharing your stories and enriching our lives. It will truly be difficult for any future vacation to match up. Please let us know when your recipe book is available. The Olympics was so fun and added another layer of fun! You truly thought of everything and are a terrific team! Please come visit us down in NOLA. Wishing you both continued success! With much gratitude and love, -The Allams
June 2023 BVI Charter
Dear Katie and Francois, Thank you for an incredible few days aboard Wanderlust. When we first arrived with our gaggle of excited kids who could barely contain their energy, you were both poised and patient, so thoughtful and attentive to all our needs. The kids fell in love with both of you. Katie your cooking was fantastic. You also have such a delightful and positive lightness of being that was a pleasure to be around. We relished every minute of our time with you. I cannot tell you how appreciative we were of the effort you made to coordinate so smoothly with Windward for our tandem. The details and special effort for the 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration were above and beyond! Thank you again!! -Valerie
April 2023 BVI Charter
Could not have even imagined how amazing this trip has been ... over the top on every scale... Francois and Katie, your involvement in our time made it all the more perfect! Amazing and not able to surpassed. Love you both We had the best week with long time friends and making new friends with Katie and Francois! Your hospitality was the best ! We ate wonderful food everyday- too much! We stopped in all the fun spots- The Baths, Bitter End, Saba Rock, Cooper Island, Soggy Dollar, Foxy's, Anegada, and many more. We have to last a lifetime. Thanks so much, We loved every minute xoxo Kathy and Ed Thank you for your gracious and fun vibe while keep us safe and so well fed while we lived on Wanderlust for the week! The rest and relaxation plus activities were balanced perfectly. So grateful to share this gorgeous corner of the world with you and good friends! Two small words don't seem enough, but Thank You Katie and Francois! Love, Maria We had such a fantastic time in the BVI. Thank you for making us feel so comfortable on the boat and for all of the special touches you did to make everything great! The food- OMG-was phenomenal. Katie you are a wonderful cook . Francois, we loved playing games with you and the captains drink was a highlight of everyday. Best of luck on all your new adventures, together. We will miss you and think of you often! xoxo Margaret and Mark
April 2023 BVI Charter
Katie and Francois, Where to begin? I''l start with this-this was our most favorite vacation ever! We expected beautiful waters and warm sun, but we are leaving with new friendships in the two of you and so much more. Your hospitality has been incredible-always so easy going and willing to jump in and play with our 3 girls! Katie aka Julia Child, your cooking and presentation is what would be found at a 5 star restaurant. You made Easter so special for the girls-creating bunny fruit plates and an Easter cake. We will be dreaming of your meals back at home. I don't know how you do it all every day. Francois, you are one of a kind! Teaching the kids how to tie all different knots during our long sails, always finding the perfect beaches and bays, leading us on the most fascinating dives and hearing about you firsthand experience. Thank you both for these lifelong memories that we will truly never forget. We know that living this life can be hard for the family that misses you, but know that you are touching lives like ours and creating meaningful memories for them. What a gift to share this life together-we are rooting for you two. You are one incredible pair. Please come visit us in Newport Beach, CA. Love and Gratitude, the Acosta Family
March 2023 BVI Charter
The Wanderlust adventure will be one we'll always remember. We enjoyed the food, snorkeling, and new friendships with Katie and Francois. -Cindy and Mark This experience was amazing! Exceeded all our expectations. Wanderlust is gorgeous. Our crew was the best! I highly recommend. Our entire trip was amazing and would love to do it all over again. Blessings to all! -Bryan and Deanna This was our second charter, and Wanderlust far exceeded our first adventure. The crew were hospitable, helpful, accommodating, and most importantly professional. They always had an eye on us to make sure we were having fun, but safe. The food was 5 star-every meal! The evening "captains" cocktails were imaginative and was a great way to start a relaxing evening after a day of snorkeling and adventure. The boat was immaculate and comfortable...beds were better than most hotels! Special thanks to Katie and Francois. -Randy and Cindy
March 2023 BVI Charter
This was our first charter experience, and we couldn't have been any luckier! A beautiful brand new boat, decorated perfectly. Francois and Katie made us feel comfortable. It was so easy to transition to "island time." Our only request was that we didn't have a busy itinerary, and Francois and Katie delivered! We got to see new places (and some old). We love the BVI!! Every spot is unique in its own way and has different things to offer. I can't believe I made it this far and haven't mentioned the food! WOW!! So much, beautiful, great tasting food. Katie is hands down the best chef! Stuffed from dinner, someone would always mention how they couldn't wait til breakfast the next morning. Literally everything we ate was the best! Fresh lobster from a passing fisherman was a special treat! Wanderlust is always spotlessly clean and smells amazing. It's funny how it seems to have been made for this crew. I'm not sure what more we could have asked for. This trip is our favorite, EVER. We can't thank you enough, Francois and Katie!! The Websters
February 2023 BVI Charter
We love Katie and Francois! You two are the best. Katie is the best cook/baker, best tea maker, one of the sweetest people you have ever met, always in a cheerful mood. Katie makes every dish unique and very flavorful, and she is very attentive to everyones needs. Francois is the BEST Captain ever! Katie and Francois made our experience on Wanderlust AMAZING!!! Our beds were made and cleaned everyday right when we woke up and turned down perfectly every night before we went to bed. The interior and exterior of the boat was always clean and tidy. Everything at all times smells so fresh and clean on Wanderlust! Overall, what a beautiful boat and wonderful couple. We loved going to Soggy Dollar, Saba Rock, Bitter End and Cooper Island. We had so much fun but our fun and experience was easily heightened by Katie and Francois.
February 2023 BVI Charter
Wow!! How to start to describe our week with you is tough... We loved every moment on board Wanderlust with the two of you. Francois and Katie you made our week together absolutely amazing. We loved the scuba diving (especially wreak of the Rhone and seeing the planes and 2 sharks), exploring new places (Anegada-the scooters and scavenger hunt were great fun!), fishing (though we never did catch the big one... next time!), the food...wow, we ate so much... it was all so delicious and beautiful! The Wanderlust itself is beautiful, spacious, comfortable, (esp. loved the time sailing with you two), the daily special drinks and the table set ups, and helping us do everything... it was all perfect...and all done with a smile. We can tell you love it here and that love is infectious! And I can't forget- "We saw a whale!!!!" Will never forget that. Thank you for a very special week! We hope to be able to sail with you again. Please reach out to us if you ever come North to Virginia or our Delaware Beach-we'd love to have you! Until next time! Claire, Mark, and Gang
Jan BVI 2023 Charter
Dear Capt and Kate, We can't thank you enough for creating a spectacular week for all of us. You both were perfect hosts and went above and beyond. Glenn and I loved our time on the Hobe cat and I cant thank you enough for not flipping it while I was on. The meals you created were beyond and one was better than the next. We loved exploring Anegada with you, so glad we were able to make it there. We are so lucky to have been your maiden voyage. You both will be very successful and we wish you all the best in the future! Love Lisa and Glenn PS I will keep working on my napkin folding. thank you for the lessons. Dear Kate and Captain, Thank you Thank you for a fabulous voyage! Truly everything was fantastic. The food was beyond what we expected and delicious! The boat was kept so clean and neat. The excursions were all so well planned and enjoyable. Hard to focus on one highlight when everything was a new, fun, and yummy experience. You guys are a great team! Thank you for everything and smooth sailing! xxox Kathy and Henry 2023 arrived with a gift-Wanderlust arrived in time for our group to be their first charter! Captain Francois and Chef and amazing first mate Kate are experts at what they do, but besides being a wonderful crew-they made us feel cared for and shared their knowledge and love of sailing, boating, and the BVI. Thank you for an amazing week! -Martia and Bob
Rates are Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX 8 PAX
Winter 2023 to 2024 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000
Summer 2024 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000
Winter 2024 to 2025 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000
Summer 2025 $27,000 $27,500 $28,000 $28,500 $29,000 $29,500 $30,000

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
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<b>*Short Charters Available*</b>
<b>24hr turns available. Please Inquire</b>

3 queen ensuite cabins and midship cabin are available to guests. Midship and port forward cabins share head. Crew will take port aft queen cabin.

HOLIDAYS:
2024
Christmas Flat Rate $32,000 inquire about pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum.
New Years Flat Rate $35,000 inquire about pick up. 7 night minimum.




HALF-BOARD RATES: Discount Applied First
(7/4/3 BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER): $150 off / person

***3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense***




LESS THAN 6 NIGHT CHARTERS DIVIDE BY 6 RULE:
(Rate / 6 X #Nights)

***(Rate divided by 6N X number of nights*** For 6 nights divide rate by 7 X 6N.



SLEEP ABOARD:
$2,000 Sleep aboard the night before the charter departs
Guests arrive to the yacht at 5pm. Snacks and welcome drink served, this is not an open bar. Dinner is ashore on clients expense. Continental breakfast provided next morning. Vessel departs at noon.

CHILD DISCOUNTS: Discount Applied First
Children 15 and under $500 discount
***must be 15 or under at the time of charter*** 

Exclusive Water Taxi available!
The Caribe Express provides private transportation to and from your charter yacht on a comfortable Aquila 36.
Enjoy complimentary cocktails while our professional crew handles Customs and Immigration
Please inquire for pricing.
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