WHISKEY BUSINESS

$14,700 - $17,500 / WEEK

Located in the U.S. Virgin Islands, 'Whiskey Business' is a beautiful 45' Lagoon Catamaran with 3 queen cabins each with private ensuite baths including electric heads, vanity and separate showers. She boasts multiple areas to sit and relax or sip a cocktail and enjoy the cool trade winds and the beautiful blue Caribbean water! She's available this 2021/2022 season crewed by the outstanding duo Capt. Wade and Chef Tippee Ball. Water toys include snorkeling gear, floating mats and tube, 2 stand-up paddleboards, a kayak and 2 fishing rods. Along with their onboard celebrity, Bo the dog, guest experiences are always exceeded!

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2014
YACHT
LENGTH
45 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
3
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
6
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$14,700
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 3
Electric Heads: 3
Engine Details
-
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 25.7 Feet
Draft: 5.3 Feet
Pax: 6
YearBuilt: 2014
Builder: Lagoon
JetSkis: No
Flag: USA
SatTv: No
RegNum: 1305260
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
Camcorder: -
Books: -
Board Games: -
Deck Shower: -
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: water safe - bring life vest
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110V
Water Maker: Yes
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: Aft sugar scoops only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 11.5'
Dinghy hp: 15hp
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: No
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): Yes
Floating Mats: No
Swim Platform: No
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Yes, off scoops
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: No
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: -
Rods: Yes
Captain
Wade Phillip Ball
Nation: USA
Born: 1968
Languages: English
Chef/First Mate
Tippee Ball
Nation: USA
Born: 1966
License: STCW
Tippee & Wade are no strangers to the water or to entertaining friends and family. And they are very excited to be on the Caribbean charter scene! There is nothing they are more passionate about than watching friends and family enjoying their Lagoon 450F and making memories.

Their motto is “Dream it. Then do it”. And that’s exactly what they are doing. Both have an entrepreneurial spirit and love the challenge of a new adventure. They both retired early from the corporate world after 30 years and immediately started an online business and began to execute on their dream of owning a catamaran and chartering in the Virgin Islands. Both love to travel, but the Virgin Islands stole their hearts a few years prior when they were married on St John, so this is where they decided to execute their dream!

A funny story they tell is that when they met, Wade was an “all power” toy aficionado. He owned several “power toys” including a power boat. Tippee had developed a passion for sailing in her 20’s while sailing off the beach in Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. And she preferred the quieter art of sailing versus power. When first asked about sailing, Wade’s response was “I don’t sail, I like power and speed”. That all quickly changed when Tippee planned their first sailing adventure off the coast of South Carolina. He loves to shut off the engines on their lagoon 450F and just listen to the wind. And as they say “the rest is history”.

Wade and Tippee have five children, ranging in age from 20-30 years old. Four daughters and one son. They also have three grandchildren. When they aren’t sailing or traveling, spending time with them is their favorite thing to do. They also love to fish and Tippee usually catches the biggest fish! But Wade is ok with that as long as it’s something she can cook for him.

Tippee’s love of cooking was inspired early in her life by friends and family who shaped her culinary talents. She continues to actively educate herself and learn new flavors and techniques in her culinary art. Her famous pasta with Italian Gravy is a frequently requested item from friends and family.

Wade has always loved the water, owning boats since college. Since falling in love with sailing, he has been actively educating himself on both the art of sailing and has received his captain’s license. Wade is an avid DIY’er and has ample opportunity to use his talents on the boat.

Whiskey Business also has a third crew member. He’s a four legged crew member who greets guests and enamors them with his piercing blue eyes. “Bo”, part husky and part gray hound was rescued by Tippee when he was three months old and is very emotionally intelligent! He’s never met a stranger and he might just be your favorite crew member. "Bo" can be boarded upon request.

Tippee & Wade believe that experiences and adventures are the best gift you can give your family and friends. And they love being part of helping others make memories to last a lifetime. They look forward to helping you and your family or friends make amazing memories on Whiskey Business!

****CREW HAS BEEN FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19****

DAY BREAK

Blueberry, pecan or banana pancakes with fresh whipped cream and sausage 

Avocado toast layered with a poached egg & tomato cilantro salsa 

French toast casserole with fresh whipped cream, caramel drizzle, crispy bacon and fresh fruit 

Traditional or crab cake benedict with hollandaise sauce and southwest homestyle potatoes 

Crepes stuffed with sweet cream ricotta and raspberry drizzle, fresh fruit and crispy bacon 

Sunny morning “love” muffins stuffed with sweet cream cheese and fresh fruit 

Crustless quiche with ham, gruyere cheese, peppers & onions, fresh salsa and avocado drizzle 

MIDDAY

Chicken, bacon, avocado wrap with ranch dressing

Pasta salad with tomato, feta & pesto 

Greek salad with salami, ham & assorted cheeses with Greek feta dressing 

Ham & brie croissant with raspberry Jam & fresh spring mix & sweet potato fries 

Fresh fish tacos with pineapple salsa, jalapeno slaw topped with lime aioli sauce 

Blue or pimento cheese stuffed angus beef burger with bacon, tomato, onion and chipotle mayo with loaded potato salad 

Individual “made to order” pizza on Naan bread with choice of veggies, meats & cheeses, served with side salad 

Buffalo chicken sandwich on Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato & ranch dressing, served with shoestring 

potato fries Grilled chicken Caesar salad served with fresh parmesan and garlic crostini 

HORS D'OEUVRES

Caramel apple & brie skewers with caramel drizzle =

Tomato crostini with whipped feta & fresh basil 

Stuffed mushrooms with crab, parmesan & ricotta 

Smoked salmon with capers, red onions & dill, served with garlic crostini 

Mediterranean 5-layer dip with hummus, aloette cheese, feta, cucumbers and tomatoes, served with pita chips 

Charcuterie board with cured meats, assorted cheeses, olives, almonds & apples 

Italian sausage & cream cheese stuffed baby peppers 

MAIN

Honey bourbon salmon over creamy gouda grits with fresh tomato & bourbon sauce, served with garden salad with blush wine vinaigrette dressing 

Baked spaghetti with homemade Italian gravy made with meatballs, brats, roast beef & tomato sauce, 

served with Italian bread topped with garlic butter and parmesan cheese & spinach salad with fresh 

strawberries, goat cheese and toasted almonds, red wine vinaigrette 

Creamy Tuscan shrimp with tomatoes & spinach served with mushroom risotto/veggie stack 

Balsamic roast pork tenderloin with crispy potato stacks & parmesan roasted brussels sprouts 

Filet of beef served with veggie pilaf Stacks 

Cajun crab cakes with remoulade sauce served with garlic mashed potatoes & corn Maque Choux 

Parmesan & pecan crusted grouper served with butternut squash risotto and haricot verts 

DESSERT

Chocolate Kahlua heath bar trifle 

Dutch apple pie with white chocolate butter 

Mini cheesecakes salted caramel sauce 

Dulce de leche stuffed chocolate Mexican cookies 

Chocolate molten lava cakes with dolce de leche ice cream and caramel drizzle 

Not Yo Momma’s Banana Pudding 

Chocolate caramel Carmelitas 

SHIP’S BAR

Vodka: Tito's

Rum: Cruzan (3-4 Flavors, a Dark, and a Light)

Bourbon: Bulleit

Gin: Bombay Sapphire

Tequila: Milagro

Champagne: La Marca Prosecco

Red/White Wine 

($12-$15 bottles typically): Josh, 19 Crimes, Apothic, Matua, Dark Horse, Oyster Bay

Cordials: Grand Marnier, Espresso Vodka, Amaretto. Frangelica 

Beers: ST. John Brewer's, Leatherback Brewery, Corona

Dec 2020
the perfect holiday vacation! Our family has traveled every year for the Christmas holiday and our time with Tippee an Wade rank as our best holiday vacation yet. The food was wonderful the drinks amazing and the company was the best! Truly a week paradise!
Dec 2020
We recently spent a week with lovely host, Wade and Tippee ball, as we chartered for a week around St Thomas and St John. I cannot begin to explain how wonderful this entire trip was which was a well needed break from our very busy work lives. The food was superb, with excellent view and many activities including paddle boarding, snorkeling, hiking an more. I am ready perusing the calendar to plan our return adventure. Thank so much for a purely magical week!
Dec 2020
This was honestly one of our best family vacations ever! Tippee and Wade made sure our every last wish was granted. The Food was amazing, drinks delicious, boat beautiful and company terrific. We are already talking about coming back soon! You can't go wrong choosing Whiskey Business!
March 2021
We had the most amazing time with Tippe, Wade and Beau (star of the show, their pupper)! This was no doubt the highlight of our trip. We spent the day snorkeling, paddle boarding, and sun bathing. Food and drinks were delicious! Y'all, if you don't book a day, few days, or week with them... you are doing it wrong. Thank you again for the most incredible experience and making my birthday one to remember!!
March 2021
We had an amazing charter with Tippee, Captain Wade and of course sweet Beau! We sailed all around St John stopping from Maho Bay to Christmas Cove. Limeout floating taco bar in Coral Bay was a hit! Each destination was breathtaking. We have traveled a lot of places and we never experienced such an amazing trip. The food, drinks, and island views were amazing! You won't regret booking Whiskey Business! Ashley
April 2021
Wow...just wow!! So much fun and so many sweet memories made. Thank you Michael Snider for such an awesome trip!! Thank you to our awesome hosts Tippee and Wade Ball, you guys made us feel right at home and we can't thank you enough for the incredible food, sightseeing and endless smiles!
April 2021
I have no words for t he incredible time we had this spring break on Whiskey Business. If you are looking for an amazing family trip, look no further. Wade and Tippee made us feel like family the minute we set foot on the boat. They accommodated all of the kids favorite foods and had an entire menu prepared just for James's allergies. This will be a trip non of us will ever forget!!!
April 2021
Six of us did a day charter with Tippee a nd Wade and we did not want to leave! Our adventure actually started when Tippee and I figured our that she and Wade and our party of 6 were all on the same plane out of CLT, heading to STT. We coincidentally sat right across from them at t he gate and knew right away that it was our future captain and chef crew behind the masks. By the time we saw them again for our charter on Sunday, we felt like we were meeting up with long lost friends. We sailed to various sports around St John and Tippee made a fabulous lunch of shrimp tacos, homemade beans, salsa, guac, etc. Drinks were always flowing and music was always playing. The day flew by way too fast. Can't recommend these guys enough and can't wait to see them again for a longer sailing adventure.
April 2021
Heading home from a magical trip! We just came back from sailing with Wade and Tippee and cannot wait to share with you a brief look into our adventure on Whiskey Business! The food, the adventures, the hospitality, the company was every bit of perfection! We know this will be our first of many trips with Wade, Tippee and Bo. Our family is forever grateful for this trip with your family, it was truly magical!
April 2021
I don't even know where to start! We were literally blessed with a trip to the US Virgin Islands on the catamaran Whiskey Business by our amazing hosts and now dear friends Wade and Tippee!! I cannot even begin to explain the levels of relaxed and soul touching peace we have felt over the past 5 days. We went to the most beautiful islands, moored in peaceful bays and played like kids in the water! We swam, snorkeled, hiked and did a lot of staring at the ocean. Tippee is a talented chef and so we also ate the most yummy food EVER!! This was a trip of a lifetime with our friends and we will make it a tradition to go back often to check on the turtles!! Oh and we can't forget below deck Bo!! The seaworthy pup that stole our hearts.
May 2021
What an amazing day we had on Whiskey Business. Wade, Tippee & Bo were the absolute best hosts! Captain Wade's expertise with the Cat a re quite impressive while the Cat itself is AMAZING! Chef Tippee wows you with her way around the galley! We had the most fabulous lunch. Bo is such a welcome addition... he has a way of making you feel right at home. If you have the opportunity to take a charter whether it's a day adventure or a week, RAISIN SAIL ISLAND CHARTERS is the one you should take.
May 2021
Our group did a day charter and had the best day with Tippee and Wade! The Cat is incredible, the lunch and drinks were 5 star, and the Captain and Chef were awesome! Below Deck Bo was a wonderful surprise and he took to us all like he had known us forever! Captain Wade knew exactly where the best snorkeling was and it was the best snorkel trip I've ever had!!!!! We can't wait to book a week on Whiskey Business because our day just wasn't enough. Thanks Tippee & Wade for a PERFECT day!
May 2021
My husband and I and our 4 kids just finished 3 days on Whiskey Busniess and we CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS! The boat is beautiful and comfortable and Tippee is possibly the best cook I have ever had make me a meal.. and if that is not enough Wade and Tippee are 2 of the absolute nicest people you will ever meet. My 9 year old son followed Wade around like he had met a Rockstar, asking him a million questions and Wade was SO kind. If you've been looking to book a charter, look no further. It doesn't get any better than Whiskey Business and we can't wait to book it again.
May 2021
Our group did a day charter and had the best day ever with Tippee and Wade! The cat is incredible, the lunch and drinks were 5 star, and the Captain & Chef were awesome! Below Deck Bo was a wonderful surprise and he took to us all like he had known us forever! Captain Wade knew exactly where the best snorkeling was and it was the best snorkel trip I've ever had!!!! We can't wait to book a week on Whiskey Business because our day just wasn't enough! Thanks Tippee & Wade for a PERFECT day!
May 2021
We had an excellent time on Whiskey Business! Tippee and Wade were awesome! Tippee was an incredible host, cook and tour guide! Wade was an excellent Captain and answered TONS of our questions! Bo was the best deckhand ever and so sweet! If you get the opportunity to charter, choose these guys! It was an experience we will never forget! Oh, buy the towels! They are awesome!! Thanks Tippee, Wade & Bo!
May 2021
We had the best time! Tippee and Wade were great hosts! The food was amazing and they had everything you need to have a great time! Paddle boards, kayaks and snorkel gear! Tippee makes great margaritas too! Captain Wade knows all the good spots with amazing views. Boat is so comfortable it's crazy!! You won't be disappointed and will have an amazing time!
May 2021
What an amazing day we had on Whiskey Business with Raisin' Sail charters. Wade, Tippee and Bo were the absolute best hosts! Captain Wade's expertise with the Cat are quite impressive while the Cat itself is AMZING! Chef Tippee wows you with her way around the galley! We had the most fabulous lunch. Bo is such a welcome addition... he has a way of making you feel right at home. If you have the opportunity to take a charter whether it is a day adventure or week, Whiskey Business is the way to go!!!
May 2021
What an awesome time. Two of the best people you will ever meet. Great boat! We truly enjoyed our day. -Bud These two are the greatest! Their boat is awesome! The sweetest dog named Bo! Tippee cooked lunch and it was great. She has so much information about the history and area that is very interesting. Wade is an awesome captain!! Definitely recommend them!
June 2021
We cannot say enough wonderful things about our time on Whiskey Business. Wade, Tippee & Bo were the most incredible hosts and we had the experience of a lifetime! We visited the most beautiful coves/keys and ate the most delicious food. We feel blessed to have celebrated your first anniversary chartering and cannot wait to sail with you again!!! Dan, Leah, Jensen & Kaycee
June 2021
Dear Jared, you deserve the best! Happy to spend your fathers day aboard Whiskey Business with Raisin Sail Island Charters! Highly recommend these awesome people from Greenville!
June 2021
It was the best experience of our lives. Wade and Tippee are wonderful people who accommodated to our every want. You won't find a better catamaran trip!! -Eric
June 2021
Some highlights from our USVI trip celebrating Drew's senior year (as his trip was canceled last year... thanks a lot... COVID) and Brynne's senior year. And I left out soooo many pics!! This doesn't show the many cool places we visited. Gorgeous views!! Wonderful memories! Thank you Wade & Tippee!
June 2021
Awesome trip to the USVI to celebrate Andrew's 21st, Elena's graduation, and being together! Saw so many beautiful beaches, played lots of games and cards, read many books, ate and drank so many yummy things and just relaxed. Couldn't have asked for better hosts than Tippee, Wade and everyone's favorite friend Bo. Made this trip so special and fun with all of their extra touches. Can't wait to go back!!
July 2021
Great time! Best vacation ever! Wade & Tippee are owner operators and went out of their way to make everything wonderful. Food was delicious - Tippee planned meals that fit our tastes and hid all nuts in their room as we have a nut allergy. They planned the days based on our wants and gave great suggestions. Boat was really nice with tons of places to relax! Cannot recommend enough - book it! The BoXXXw Family South Carolina
July 2021
We cannot say enough wonderful things about our time on Whiskey Business. Wade, Tippee, & Bo were the most incredible hosts & we had the experience of a lifetime! We visited the most beautiful coves/keys & ate the most delicious food. We feel blessed to have celebrated your first anniversary chartering and cannot wait to sail with you again!!! Dan, Leah, Jensen, & Kaycee
July 2021
Tippee and Wade are amazing! They took great care of us on our day charter and we can’t wait to go back!!
July 2021
It was the best experience of our lives. Wade and Tippee are wonderful people who accommodated to our every want. You won’t find a better Catamaran trip!!July 2021
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX
Summer 2021 $15,000 $15,500 $16,000 $16,750 $17,500
Winter 2021 to 2022 $15,000 $15,500 $16,000 $16,750 $17,500
Summer 2022 $15,000 $15,500 $16,000 $16,750 $17,500
Winter 2022 to 2023 $15,000 $15,500 $16,000 $16,750 $17,500

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: 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
GENERAL NOTES:
LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 6 inquire for less
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost

If cruising area includes BVI, rates are PLUS permits, licenses and fees which are to be paid by client.

SLEEP ABOARD Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $250 per cabin per night, with a 3 cabin minimum. Includes snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year's weeks.

HALF-BOARD OPTION:
Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$14,700 3@$15,050 4@$15,400 5@$16,000 6@$16,600

LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$14,850 3@$15,275 4@$15,700 5@$16,375 6@$17,050

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum, VIRGIN ISLANDS
CHRISTMAS 2021: 1-6 pax $19,000
NEW YEARS 2021/2022: 1-6 pax $21,000
New Year's must start no earlier than 12/28
Christmas must end no later than 12/27



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  • : Cat
  • : 25.7 Feet
  • : 5.3 Feet
  • : 6
  • : 2014
  • : Lagoon
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
  • : Wade Phillip Ball
  • : USA
  • : No
  • : 1305260
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 3
Wash Basins: 3
Heads: -
Electric Heads: 3
Engine Details
-
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Refit: -
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: -
# CD's: -
Camcorder: -
Books: -
Board Games: -
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: -
Bimini: -
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: 6
Minimum Age: water safe - bring life vest
Generator: Yes
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110V
Water Maker: Yes
Water Cap: 90 gal
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: No
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: 4
Guests Smokes: Aft sugar scoops only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: Yes
Pet Type: Dog
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 11.5'
Dinghy hp: 15hp
Dinghy # pax: 4
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: No
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): Yes
Floating Mats: No
Swim Platform: No
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Yes, off scoops
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: No
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: -
Rods: Yes
Captain
Wade Phillip Ball
Nation: USA
Born: 1968
Languages: English
Chef/First Mate
Tippee Ball
Nation: USA
Born: 1966
License: STCW
Tippee & Wade are no strangers to the water or to entertaining friends and family. And they are very excited to be on the Caribbean charter scene! There is nothing they are more passionate about than watching friends and family enjoying their Lagoon 450F and making memories.

Their motto is “Dream it. Then do it”. And that’s exactly what they are doing. Both have an entrepreneurial spirit and love the challenge of a new adventure. They both retired early from the corporate world after 30 years and immediately started an online business and began to execute on their dream of owning a catamaran and chartering in the Virgin Islands. Both love to travel, but the Virgin Islands stole their hearts a few years prior when they were married on St John, so this is where they decided to execute their dream!

A funny story they tell is that when they met, Wade was an “all power” toy aficionado. He owned several “power toys” including a power boat. Tippee had developed a passion for sailing in her 20’s while sailing off the beach in Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. And she preferred the quieter art of sailing versus power. When first asked about sailing, Wade’s response was “I don’t sail, I like power and speed”. That all quickly changed when Tippee planned their first sailing adventure off the coast of South Carolina. He loves to shut off the engines on their lagoon 450F and just listen to the wind. And as they say “the rest is history”.

Wade and Tippee have five children, ranging in age from 20-30 years old. Four daughters and one son. They also have three grandchildren. When they aren’t sailing or traveling, spending time with them is their favorite thing to do. They also love to fish and Tippee usually catches the biggest fish! But Wade is ok with that as long as it’s something she can cook for him.

Tippee’s love of cooking was inspired early in her life by friends and family who shaped her culinary talents. She continues to actively educate herself and learn new flavors and techniques in her culinary art. Her famous pasta with Italian Gravy is a frequently requested item from friends and family.

Wade has always loved the water, owning boats since college. Since falling in love with sailing, he has been actively educating himself on both the art of sailing and has received his captain’s license. Wade is an avid DIY’er and has ample opportunity to use his talents on the boat.

Whiskey Business also has a third crew member. He’s a four legged crew member who greets guests and enamors them with his piercing blue eyes. “Bo”, part husky and part gray hound was rescued by Tippee when he was three months old and is very emotionally intelligent! He’s never met a stranger and he might just be your favorite crew member. "Bo" can be boarded upon request.

Tippee & Wade believe that experiences and adventures are the best gift you can give your family and friends. And they love being part of helping others make memories to last a lifetime. They look forward to helping you and your family or friends make amazing memories on Whiskey Business!

****CREW HAS BEEN FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19****

DAY BREAK

Blueberry, pecan or banana pancakes with fresh whipped cream and sausage 

Avocado toast layered with a poached egg & tomato cilantro salsa 

French toast casserole with fresh whipped cream, caramel drizzle, crispy bacon and fresh fruit 

Traditional or crab cake benedict with hollandaise sauce and southwest homestyle potatoes 

Crepes stuffed with sweet cream ricotta and raspberry drizzle, fresh fruit and crispy bacon 

Sunny morning “love” muffins stuffed with sweet cream cheese and fresh fruit 

Crustless quiche with ham, gruyere cheese, peppers & onions, fresh salsa and avocado drizzle 

MIDDAY

Chicken, bacon, avocado wrap with ranch dressing

Pasta salad with tomato, feta & pesto 

Greek salad with salami, ham & assorted cheeses with Greek feta dressing 

Ham & brie croissant with raspberry Jam & fresh spring mix & sweet potato fries 

Fresh fish tacos with pineapple salsa, jalapeno slaw topped with lime aioli sauce 

Blue or pimento cheese stuffed angus beef burger with bacon, tomato, onion and chipotle mayo with loaded potato salad 

Individual “made to order” pizza on Naan bread with choice of veggies, meats & cheeses, served with side salad 

Buffalo chicken sandwich on Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato & ranch dressing, served with shoestring 

potato fries Grilled chicken Caesar salad served with fresh parmesan and garlic crostini 

HORS D'OEUVRES

Caramel apple & brie skewers with caramel drizzle =

Tomato crostini with whipped feta & fresh basil 

Stuffed mushrooms with crab, parmesan & ricotta 

Smoked salmon with capers, red onions & dill, served with garlic crostini 

Mediterranean 5-layer dip with hummus, aloette cheese, feta, cucumbers and tomatoes, served with pita chips 

Charcuterie board with cured meats, assorted cheeses, olives, almonds & apples 

Italian sausage & cream cheese stuffed baby peppers 

MAIN

Honey bourbon salmon over creamy gouda grits with fresh tomato & bourbon sauce, served with garden salad with blush wine vinaigrette dressing 

Baked spaghetti with homemade Italian gravy made with meatballs, brats, roast beef & tomato sauce, 

served with Italian bread topped with garlic butter and parmesan cheese & spinach salad with fresh 

strawberries, goat cheese and toasted almonds, red wine vinaigrette 

Creamy Tuscan shrimp with tomatoes & spinach served with mushroom risotto/veggie stack 

Balsamic roast pork tenderloin with crispy potato stacks & parmesan roasted brussels sprouts 

Filet of beef served with veggie pilaf Stacks 

Cajun crab cakes with remoulade sauce served with garlic mashed potatoes & corn Maque Choux 

Parmesan & pecan crusted grouper served with butternut squash risotto and haricot verts 

DESSERT

Chocolate Kahlua heath bar trifle 

Dutch apple pie with white chocolate butter 

Mini cheesecakes salted caramel sauce 

Dulce de leche stuffed chocolate Mexican cookies 

Chocolate molten lava cakes with dolce de leche ice cream and caramel drizzle 

Not Yo Momma’s Banana Pudding 

Chocolate caramel Carmelitas 

SHIP’S BAR

Vodka: Tito's

Rum: Cruzan (3-4 Flavors, a Dark, and a Light)

Bourbon: Bulleit

Gin: Bombay Sapphire

Tequila: Milagro

Champagne: La Marca Prosecco

Red/White Wine 

($12-$15 bottles typically): Josh, 19 Crimes, Apothic, Matua, Dark Horse, Oyster Bay

Cordials: Grand Marnier, Espresso Vodka, Amaretto. Frangelica 

Beers: ST. John Brewer's, Leatherback Brewery, Corona

Dec 2020
the perfect holiday vacation! Our family has traveled every year for the Christmas holiday and our time with Tippee an Wade rank as our best holiday vacation yet. The food was wonderful the drinks amazing and the company was the best! Truly a week paradise!
Dec 2020
We recently spent a week with lovely host, Wade and Tippee ball, as we chartered for a week around St Thomas and St John. I cannot begin to explain how wonderful this entire trip was which was a well needed break from our very busy work lives. The food was superb, with excellent view and many activities including paddle boarding, snorkeling, hiking an more. I am ready perusing the calendar to plan our return adventure. Thank so much for a purely magical week!
Dec 2020
This was honestly one of our best family vacations ever! Tippee and Wade made sure our every last wish was granted. The Food was amazing, drinks delicious, boat beautiful and company terrific. We are already talking about coming back soon! You can't go wrong choosing Whiskey Business!
March 2021
We had the most amazing time with Tippe, Wade and Beau (star of the show, their pupper)! This was no doubt the highlight of our trip. We spent the day snorkeling, paddle boarding, and sun bathing. Food and drinks were delicious! Y'all, if you don't book a day, few days, or week with them... you are doing it wrong. Thank you again for the most incredible experience and making my birthday one to remember!!
March 2021
We had an amazing charter with Tippee, Captain Wade and of course sweet Beau! We sailed all around St John stopping from Maho Bay to Christmas Cove. Limeout floating taco bar in Coral Bay was a hit! Each destination was breathtaking. We have traveled a lot of places and we never experienced such an amazing trip. The food, drinks, and island views were amazing! You won't regret booking Whiskey Business! Ashley
April 2021
Wow...just wow!! So much fun and so many sweet memories made. Thank you Michael Snider for such an awesome trip!! Thank you to our awesome hosts Tippee and Wade Ball, you guys made us feel right at home and we can't thank you enough for the incredible food, sightseeing and endless smiles!
April 2021
I have no words for t he incredible time we had this spring break on Whiskey Business. If you are looking for an amazing family trip, look no further. Wade and Tippee made us feel like family the minute we set foot on the boat. They accommodated all of the kids favorite foods and had an entire menu prepared just for James's allergies. This will be a trip non of us will ever forget!!!
April 2021
Six of us did a day charter with Tippee a nd Wade and we did not want to leave! Our adventure actually started when Tippee and I figured our that she and Wade and our party of 6 were all on the same plane out of CLT, heading to STT. We coincidentally sat right across from them at t he gate and knew right away that it was our future captain and chef crew behind the masks. By the time we saw them again for our charter on Sunday, we felt like we were meeting up with long lost friends. We sailed to various sports around St John and Tippee made a fabulous lunch of shrimp tacos, homemade beans, salsa, guac, etc. Drinks were always flowing and music was always playing. The day flew by way too fast. Can't recommend these guys enough and can't wait to see them again for a longer sailing adventure.
April 2021
Heading home from a magical trip! We just came back from sailing with Wade and Tippee and cannot wait to share with you a brief look into our adventure on Whiskey Business! The food, the adventures, the hospitality, the company was every bit of perfection! We know this will be our first of many trips with Wade, Tippee and Bo. Our family is forever grateful for this trip with your family, it was truly magical!
April 2021
I don't even know where to start! We were literally blessed with a trip to the US Virgin Islands on the catamaran Whiskey Business by our amazing hosts and now dear friends Wade and Tippee!! I cannot even begin to explain the levels of relaxed and soul touching peace we have felt over the past 5 days. We went to the most beautiful islands, moored in peaceful bays and played like kids in the water! We swam, snorkeled, hiked and did a lot of staring at the ocean. Tippee is a talented chef and so we also ate the most yummy food EVER!! This was a trip of a lifetime with our friends and we will make it a tradition to go back often to check on the turtles!! Oh and we can't forget below deck Bo!! The seaworthy pup that stole our hearts.
May 2021
What an amazing day we had on Whiskey Business. Wade, Tippee & Bo were the absolute best hosts! Captain Wade's expertise with the Cat a re quite impressive while the Cat itself is AMAZING! Chef Tippee wows you with her way around the galley! We had the most fabulous lunch. Bo is such a welcome addition... he has a way of making you feel right at home. If you have the opportunity to take a charter whether it's a day adventure or a week, RAISIN SAIL ISLAND CHARTERS is the one you should take.
May 2021
Our group did a day charter and had the best day with Tippee and Wade! The Cat is incredible, the lunch and drinks were 5 star, and the Captain and Chef were awesome! Below Deck Bo was a wonderful surprise and he took to us all like he had known us forever! Captain Wade knew exactly where the best snorkeling was and it was the best snorkel trip I've ever had!!!!! We can't wait to book a week on Whiskey Business because our day just wasn't enough. Thanks Tippee & Wade for a PERFECT day!
May 2021
My husband and I and our 4 kids just finished 3 days on Whiskey Busniess and we CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS! The boat is beautiful and comfortable and Tippee is possibly the best cook I have ever had make me a meal.. and if that is not enough Wade and Tippee are 2 of the absolute nicest people you will ever meet. My 9 year old son followed Wade around like he had met a Rockstar, asking him a million questions and Wade was SO kind. If you've been looking to book a charter, look no further. It doesn't get any better than Whiskey Business and we can't wait to book it again.
May 2021
Our group did a day charter and had the best day ever with Tippee and Wade! The cat is incredible, the lunch and drinks were 5 star, and the Captain & Chef were awesome! Below Deck Bo was a wonderful surprise and he took to us all like he had known us forever! Captain Wade knew exactly where the best snorkeling was and it was the best snorkel trip I've ever had!!!! We can't wait to book a week on Whiskey Business because our day just wasn't enough! Thanks Tippee & Wade for a PERFECT day!
May 2021
We had an excellent time on Whiskey Business! Tippee and Wade were awesome! Tippee was an incredible host, cook and tour guide! Wade was an excellent Captain and answered TONS of our questions! Bo was the best deckhand ever and so sweet! If you get the opportunity to charter, choose these guys! It was an experience we will never forget! Oh, buy the towels! They are awesome!! Thanks Tippee, Wade & Bo!
May 2021
We had the best time! Tippee and Wade were great hosts! The food was amazing and they had everything you need to have a great time! Paddle boards, kayaks and snorkel gear! Tippee makes great margaritas too! Captain Wade knows all the good spots with amazing views. Boat is so comfortable it's crazy!! You won't be disappointed and will have an amazing time!
May 2021
What an amazing day we had on Whiskey Business with Raisin' Sail charters. Wade, Tippee and Bo were the absolute best hosts! Captain Wade's expertise with the Cat are quite impressive while the Cat itself is AMZING! Chef Tippee wows you with her way around the galley! We had the most fabulous lunch. Bo is such a welcome addition... he has a way of making you feel right at home. If you have the opportunity to take a charter whether it is a day adventure or week, Whiskey Business is the way to go!!!
May 2021
What an awesome time. Two of the best people you will ever meet. Great boat! We truly enjoyed our day. -Bud These two are the greatest! Their boat is awesome! The sweetest dog named Bo! Tippee cooked lunch and it was great. She has so much information about the history and area that is very interesting. Wade is an awesome captain!! Definitely recommend them!
June 2021
We cannot say enough wonderful things about our time on Whiskey Business. Wade, Tippee & Bo were the most incredible hosts and we had the experience of a lifetime! We visited the most beautiful coves/keys and ate the most delicious food. We feel blessed to have celebrated your first anniversary chartering and cannot wait to sail with you again!!! Dan, Leah, Jensen & Kaycee
June 2021
Dear Jared, you deserve the best! Happy to spend your fathers day aboard Whiskey Business with Raisin Sail Island Charters! Highly recommend these awesome people from Greenville!
June 2021
It was the best experience of our lives. Wade and Tippee are wonderful people who accommodated to our every want. You won't find a better catamaran trip!! -Eric
June 2021
Some highlights from our USVI trip celebrating Drew's senior year (as his trip was canceled last year... thanks a lot... COVID) and Brynne's senior year. And I left out soooo many pics!! This doesn't show the many cool places we visited. Gorgeous views!! Wonderful memories! Thank you Wade & Tippee!
June 2021
Awesome trip to the USVI to celebrate Andrew's 21st, Elena's graduation, and being together! Saw so many beautiful beaches, played lots of games and cards, read many books, ate and drank so many yummy things and just relaxed. Couldn't have asked for better hosts than Tippee, Wade and everyone's favorite friend Bo. Made this trip so special and fun with all of their extra touches. Can't wait to go back!!
July 2021
Great time! Best vacation ever! Wade & Tippee are owner operators and went out of their way to make everything wonderful. Food was delicious - Tippee planned meals that fit our tastes and hid all nuts in their room as we have a nut allergy. They planned the days based on our wants and gave great suggestions. Boat was really nice with tons of places to relax! Cannot recommend enough - book it! The BoXXXw Family South Carolina
July 2021
We cannot say enough wonderful things about our time on Whiskey Business. Wade, Tippee, & Bo were the most incredible hosts & we had the experience of a lifetime! We visited the most beautiful coves/keys & ate the most delicious food. We feel blessed to have celebrated your first anniversary chartering and cannot wait to sail with you again!!! Dan, Leah, Jensen, & Kaycee
July 2021
Tippee and Wade are amazing! They took great care of us on our day charter and we can’t wait to go back!!
July 2021
It was the best experience of our lives. Wade and Tippee are wonderful people who accommodated to our every want. You won’t find a better Catamaran trip!!July 2021
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX
Summer 2021 $15,000 $15,500 $16,000 $16,750 $17,500
Winter 2021 to 2022 $15,000 $15,500 $16,000 $16,750 $17,500
Summer 2022 $15,000 $15,500 $16,000 $16,750 $17,500
Winter 2022 to 2023 $15,000 $15,500 $16,000 $16,750 $17,500

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: 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
GENERAL NOTES:
LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 6 inquire for less
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost

If cruising area includes BVI, rates are PLUS permits, licenses and fees which are to be paid by client.

SLEEP ABOARD Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for $250 per cabin per night, with a 3 cabin minimum. Includes snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year's weeks.

HALF-BOARD OPTION:
Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$14,700 3@$15,050 4@$15,400 5@$16,000 6@$16,600

LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, happy hour canapes, standard ships bar and snacks. Other meals ashore at client expense.
2@$14,850 3@$15,275 4@$15,700 5@$16,375 6@$17,050

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum, VIRGIN ISLANDS
CHRISTMAS 2021: 1-6 pax $19,000
NEW YEARS 2021/2022: 1-6 pax $21,000
New Year's must start no earlier than 12/28
Christmas must end no later than 12/27



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