Groovy

$11,655 - $14,900 / WEEK

GROOVY is a Robertson and Caine Leopard 44 ft. catamaran based in the Grenadines. Inside, Groovy is equipped with air conditioning and fans throughout. Accommodation comprises of two double cabins as well as a twin cabin, which is ideal for two or three children (or two adults) sharing. The crew use the fourth en suite berth. The boat has a water maker, commercial ice maker, cockpit drinks cooler, good refrigeration for ice cream and a large bbq - an ideal boat for enjoying meals and time on board. The crew : Australian Captain Steve and Polish Chef Monika run Groovy professionally yet informally with a relaxed and flexible approach.

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2011
YACHT
LENGTH
43 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
4
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
7
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$11,655
Accommodations
Cabins: 4
Queen: 2
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Engine Details
2 x yanmar 40Hp & 1 x 5KW generator
Fuel Consumption: 1.5
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Max Speed: 10 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 7.25 Metres
Draft: 1.2 Metres
Pax: 7
YearBuilt: 2011
Builder: Robertson and Caine
Engines: 2 x yanmar 40Hp & 1 x 5KW generator
JetSkis: No
Flag: Polish
SatTv: No
RegNum: POL17769
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer Area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: No
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
Camcorder: Yes
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: All Ages (Child Friendly)
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 220 and 110
Water Maker: Yes
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: On the transom only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: Rib Tender
Dinghy hp: 20
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: -
Snorkel Gear: 8
Tube: No
Scurfer: -
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): Yes
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Yes on the stern
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Rods and Lines (Trawling)
Rods: 3
Captain
Steve
Nation: Austalian
Born: 1966
License: Yachtmaster Offshore
Languages: Australian, English, Polish, Greek , French.
Hostess/Cook
Monika
Nation: Polish
Born: 1980
License: RYA Coastal Skipper
Captain Steve
Steve’s sailing experience goes back to when he was a wee lad (childhood) as a cadet in Royal Australian Naval Reserve Cadets, competing and even winning junior class sailing regattas. His professional career led him to the waterfront where he could combine his work with his passion. Being a surfer, wakeboarder, scuba diver and general water man leads to becoming involved in the water-sports business in tourism and studying for maritime commercial licenses.

Moving on to a more serious professional life of responsibilities he takes on a position as Brisbane city ferry boat captain. After a few years of this routine lifestyle his adventurous spirit leads him to new opportunities, leaving Australia he ends up in Greece, sailing the Greek islands as a charter yacht skipper. It is in Greece that he discovers kiteboarding and very quickly he becomes one of the first kitesurfers on Kos island.

After Greece, Steve and Monika took the challenge of a Transatlantic on board Groovy. Having sailed through the Grenadines for many seasons prior, they have the opportunity to share their local knowledge of the area to take you to the best secluded beaches, snorkeling and diving locations, and private anchorages.

While Steve has the qualifications and experience to keep his boat to the highest of standards, his style of skippering is informal and he has the flexibility to change itineraries as and when is required. He prefers being on the sea to on land, enjoys meeting new people and of course exploring new locations along the way.


Chef / Hostess: Monika
Monika's dream and a passion for travelling to exotic locations lead to her choice of studies, tourist industries, enabling her to enter into a professional career in tourism to see the world. After graduation, she left Poland to work and live in various countires. Her path begins in Tunisia leading to France and Cape Verde. It's on Sal Island in 2008 that she discovers kiting and later, sailing. She has travelled a lot of the world including Africa and Asia working as a tour leader for 10 years.

She was also previously a nanny and incredibly good at entertaining children. For 6 years before she and Steve started chartering and sailing together, she worked aboard large luxury yachts as a chef and gained experience as a deckhand and hostess.

Monika is a fantastic host and her food and meals are always fresh and well presented with no worries about catering for special diets, gluten-free or any other food restrictions.

Working together as The Dream Team, Steve and Monika draw on their experience of year's of freelance work on different boats to set-up and maintain Groovy so that guests can all have an easy and pleasant trip. Combined with Monika's delectable food and Steve's amazing sense of humour, sailing expertise, any guest is bound to have an amazing vacation.

Breakfast:

Various types of pancake: banana, apple or plain with maple syrup, fruit and yogurt

Mediterranean omelette

Nutritious mango-coconut-oat milkshake

Traditional full English breakfast

Oven baked fluffy omelette with green peas

French toast with avocado and sour cream

Homemade banana muffins with rum and raisins

Fruit platter, jams, peanut butter, honey, coffee and selection of teas 

 

Lunch:

Green curry chicken pappardelle with sun dried tomatoes, spinach and coconut milk

Mediterranean style shak shuka, mouth watering stew of chick pea, aubergines, and tomato topped with egg

Leek risotto with crispy bacon

Quinoa salad with marinated chicken stripes.

Tuna fishcakes with mixed herbs served with red and white cabbage salad & roasted selection of seeds

Penne pasta with BBQ aubergines and sun dried tomato sauce

 

Dinner

BBQ' d Tuna steaks with sesame seeds served with wasabi & pickled ginger.  Accompanied by stir fried vegetables and steamed basmati rice

Mango chutney wahoo served with spiced green rice & local market salad

Tuna fishcakes with mixed herbs served with red and white cabbage salad & roasted selection of seeds

Filet steak with blue cheese BBQ green beans and potato wedges.

Beef stew with lentil and carrots

 

Deserts: coconut panna cota, mango cheese cake, ice cream, tropical fruit salad, chocolate soufflé

Great Company
“A really lovely week with great company and hospitality form Steve and Monika - despite the 24 hour delay via Thessaloniki on arrival. Thank you all very much. Bon voyage!”- Simon & Jenny
It's You Guys Who Make It Special
"Thank you so much for the amazing time I had on "Groovy" You have a great boat- so comfortable! but truly its you guys who make it special. I had a fab time on a trip I will never forget. Very best wishes, until next time!" -Anna
We Saw Turtles, A Whale, And Kitesurfed!
“Thank you so much for such a beautiful time in the Caribbean- we saw turtles, a whale and kitesurfed ( some better then others!) And to top it all off, Monika you're the best bloody cook ever!! I wish you lots of luck on your Caribbean adventure; sorry we won’t be with you to see it all!”- Katherine & Ronan
Chance to Unplug and Relax Has Done Wonders for Our Stress Levels
“Dear Steve and Monika. We can thank you enough for stepping in at the last hour and saving our charter. We so enjoyed seeing the Grenadines from your perspective. The chance to unplug and relax has done wonders for our stress levels we appreciate your expertise and hospitability. And wouldn’t hesitate to tell our friends they should book the Groovy." Sincerely, Trevor and Tanya Walker
Trip to Remember
Dear Monika & Steve, Thank you so much for the amazing time i had on "Groovy". You have a great boat - so comfortable !- but truly its you guys who make it special . I had a fab time on a trip i will never forget. Very best wishes, until next time! . Anna
Best Holiday ever
Dear Monika & Steve, What a great week lots of sailing excellent wind and delightful company from you both. Your hosting is superb and absolutely appropriate to our team- you fed us well. So much good sailing gen! Fantastic Experience - thank you Best Wishes Nigel and Alison
Fun Times
Our thanks to Steve and Monika - possibly the best crew we have had in our 10 yrs with the club. Willing ,efficient and helpful they are - thats what "customer care" is all about. They made this a very special holiday and we wish them well in their future endeavors. Sincere Thanks Evan and Jill
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2018 Guest Comments
Thank you
We can't thank you enough. We so enjoyed seeing the Grenadines from your perspective. The chance to unplug and relax has done wondered for our stress heads. We appreciate your expert hospitality and wont hesitate to tell our friends they should book Groovy. Thank you. Trevor (June 2018)
What a perfect and amazing day!
Worlds are not enough to thank you for this wonderful-yet too short-day of sailing! What a perfect + amazing day! You showed us 50 shades of green in St. Vincent+ what a delight for our eyes. You are amazing hosts + you have a beautiful ship. We hope to sail again with you soon! Thanks for making these memories on our first few days in the Grenadines. You have inspired us in our own dream of owning a boat. We will write a splendid revue on TripAdivisor and Facebook. Your French Canadian friends Patrick and Linda
From A Winner of America's Got Talent
"To Groovy. What a day! Thank you so much for a splendid cruise!” -Paul Zerdin (winner of America got Talent) & Robin Mellor
I Have Been Their Guest for the Last 6 Years!
Steve and Monika are the people that make every holiday an adventure! There is always too much fun things to do and to experience. The time is never enough. I have been their guest for about 6 years now and not a single trip was the same. Both Monika and Steve are very skilled at what they do and they make me and my friends feel comfortable and safe every time we get on board. This might sound a bit exaggerated so I will mention their downsides too. Monika's food is too good, so getting used to the food back at home is hard. Steve makes boating so easy that you might think you could sail a boat like that too. - Marty
Best Crew in the Grenadines
“To the best crew in the Grenadines. Thank you for the best food, great banana opponents and being willing victims for the “Bernadette” cocktail… May it live on in the memory of this voyage. Lots of love” –Bernadette & Sean Dowling
The Only Way To Travel
“Such a fantastic time. The only way to travel… Lovely food and company. All our love.”- Wayne and Zara
Perfect Crew, Perfect Boat, Perfect Excursions
“What a fantastic 3 days we had! The perfect crew, on a perfect boat, taking us on a perfect excursions. Thank you so much for the memories and the companionship…and the rum punch! Much love from. Lincoln, Nebraska.”- Anna, Patrick, Elisa, Mike and Carl
We Felt Safe in Your Hands
“Dear Steve & Monika, Thank you so much for the amazing experience even in the rough seas! (We felt safe in your hands!) the delicious food and your company was first class which made for a fantastic trip. Can’t wait to come back and do it again." From, Rob Carline Emily and Sally
Amazing Way to Celebrate my 60th Birthday
“Dear Monika & Steve. Thank you so much. An amazing way to celebrate my 60th birthday which I shall never forget. “Relaxation” redefined. Cheers.”- Kevin and Catrina
A Pleasure to be Aboard Your Beautiful Boat
“Dear Monika & Steve. Thank you so much for the best 2 days. Amazing food and a pleasure to be a board you beautiful boat thank you so much.” Ron & Sara
Our Favorite Thing We Did was EVERYTHING
“Dear Monika & Steve. Thank you for all the fun we had on this trip. Our favorite thing we did was EVERYTHING. Like , sailing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, playing Uno, island tripping, and last but not least the dinghy rides. Thanks again for the trip Groovy!" Love, Sophie and Holden (5 yr. old & 7 yr. old)
I Caught My First Fish!!
"Thank you for making a very enjoyable stay. I really enjoyed fishing and snorkeling which was possible because of you. My greatest memory was when I caught my first fish. You have made me feel welcome and thought me things that will help me when I am on a boat. I wish that you only get nice people. Thank you for letting me have an amazing summer. “-Isaac (12 yrs. old)
We Are Expected for Return to See More Wonders of the Caribbean
“Dear Monika and Steve. Thanks for coping so well with sailing with us, despite the fact that we are so ”English”. We had an amazing time and we are expected for return to see more wonders of the Caribbean. Lastly thank you for taking care of Isaac. Monika tracking down the Ting and Steve being an amazing coach to a very old boy. Thank you and save sailing." Debbie & Isaac
Great Hosts..Amazing Stories!
“Dear Monika and Steve. What an amazing holiday! The kids had their turtles and beaches we had the sail and Thomas had his “Monika’s” barracuda and tuna! Thanks for the great meals, the great sunsets, bringing us to the islands, ferrying us to the beaches, lending us all your gear etc. etc. etc. but most of all, for being such great hosts and telling such amazing stories that make up your amazing lives! Always great to hear Aussie slang so far away from home! Cya soon….some time, somewhere! Don’t be a stranger! Cheers” – Thomas, Jin, Joey, Summer
Amazing Time, Loved Every Minute
“Thank you for an amazing time loved every minute. FYI. Love that Vegemite! Everything was amazeBALLS! Thanks for your help with learning some sailing and appreciated your local knowledge. Love “-KK&D
Willing, efficient, and helpful.
“Our thanks to Steve and Monika-possibly the best crew we have had in our 10 years with the Club. Willing, efficient and helpful they are exactly what "customer care" is all about. They made for a very special holidays and we wish them well in their future endeavors.”- Evan & Jill
3rd Dec 2019 - Polish Power!!
POLISH POWER HAHA - Loved the trip! Best Captain & Cocaptain ever! I hope to see you soon. Thanks for everything! Hendersons
28th Dec 2018 - Sailing with Santa!
Monika & Steve, Greeted us on the gang plank with hugs and a pristine boat. With in 15 minutes of sailing Steve get caught 3 Barracuda. One we through back and kept the other two. One hour later a pod of dolphin. Approximately 30 dolphins that swam by our boat for 15-20 minutes. What an inspiration to see those majestic animals. The 8 hours sail turned into 10 and we were thrilled with smooth seas. The blue skyies and sun beating down warmed our hearts after the cold snows in USA. We spend the holidays with Monika and Steve and the memories made are numerous! We played games like Code Names, Dummy Rummy, ….and of course Steves Drinking Game. Monika took us to Christmas Mass in Mayreau at Immaculate Conception when the parish was on FIRE with the Holly Spirit and Father playing TRUE and FALSE with us. The choir was uplifting. The tamborine was always on key the choir not so much. The singe of peace lasted 5 minutes with everyone hugging. SO FUN! The night before Christmas Eve was spent with Black Boy & Debbie eating lobster with our feet in the sand. Yummy. We could go on and on but space prevents us from rambling. Before I close I must mention Tobago Cays watching the kite surfers in the most incredible Turquoise water we ever seen. Steve kept us entertained with stories, helped us learn sailing and taking care of the best fishing in the sea, introducing us to new cultures Monika, she was AMAIZING. The food was incredible. One of the most delicious meals was the Barracuda that we caught earlier. The fresh fruit from the islands was perfect for the side or for desert. She always had a hot cup…or java ready in the morning, snacks just when we were ravenous …and served us the most delectable, healthy, satisfying food the entire cruise. Our cruise with Steve and Monika was a trip of a life time. Their kindness humor and attentiveness brought our family closer together than ever. As we stared at the stars every evening, we feel we have added two stars to our lives .. Monika and Steve!- Katherine, William, Lighann, Helen, Bridget
5th Jan 2019 - A fantastic Week on the water
The end of fantastic week on the water with Steve and Monika! Our boys were treated to a fantastic experience and we all enjoyed the “intense” rest + relaxation provided on Groovy. Every day and each island was more beautiful then the next. Who knows we might even be inspired to try kite surfing at some time in the future! It will be hard to leave but we will cherish the memories from our visit dearly. With love from the McGrath family from Huston, TX
24th Jan - A bounty of food, fun, laughter, friendship, cocktails and camaraderie
Together we have thought of our week and key words….these are our memories keywords: Safety- from the moment we stepped on the boat we felt safe…thank you Lobster hunting- almost got that big one at Frigate Bay Paradise in oasis- sitting on the beach napping in our stripy towels Climb every mountain- and we did. The views were amazing and we discovered more then we dreamed of Fishing (Monika stop laughing) really- despite Ryan’s skills we ate so much wonderful fish Swimming with the turtles in Tobago Cays. All in all a bounty of food, fun, laughter, friendship, cocktails and camaraderie. Thank you! Sharon, Sheila, Lindsey, Bob, Rayan, Harry
13th Feb - Wow!
WOW! We had an incredible experience! Kitting was excellent. The captain Steve and mate Monika were wonderful. Service was impeccable. These two are just lovely people. Food, sailing, kiting, great people- can’t wait to return. Gary
25th Feb 2019 - Big Thanks
“We are not crying because something has finished we are smiling because we lived through it” Monika & Steve, Big thanks for: *captaining which was caressing our hedonism letting us be the pirates of delight* Navigating the azimuths of windy perfection * Plush escortizm nautically extending borders of our imagination. It was great to lose ground under our feet together with you… Kite Freaks
We lived a movie!
A wonderful trip with great friends and terrific crew! There aren’t enough positive descriptions to use. So nice to take a break from the snow and work and just enjoy the life. Alex For so many years Jack and I have dreamed about chartering a sailboat in Caribbean. You made our dream come true! We had perfect vacations with great friends, amazing food and a wonderful crew! Thank you so much. Chris We boarded a vessel named Groovy and for 10 days we lived a movie. Thanks for a most memorable adventure. Jack A glorious 10 days of sailing, laughs and stories, memories to last for years. Jim
Thank you
The boat was tastefully presented and decorated: Yes The boat was ready to board at the agreed time: Yes Upon arrival the boat was immaculate: Yes Was the boat kept clean during the charter? Yes Was all advertised equipment on board? Yes Was the equipment in good condition? Yes Any toys particularly enjoyed: Floats, paddle board, snorkel gear & kitesurfing equipment Comments-was the boat comfortable: Yes The captain was outgoing: Yes The captain was professional: Yes The captain was friendly: Yes Comments regarding any sailing instruction: I'm sure he would have Please describe the meals: Spectacular! We eat like royalty. Monika is a terrific cook. Were specifically requested drinks on board? Yes Did the meals reflect your requested preferences? Yes Provisioning requests: Yes, they went out of their way to match our requests The cook was professional: Yes The cook was friendly: Yes The Boat & crew exceeded the description. The crew really knew the Grenadines well and could not have been more professional and engaging. The Grenadines - Spectacular sailing, quieter less crowded islands and anchorages.
An experience of a lifetime!
I really enjoyed the trip we did lots of things such as swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding and watching the turtles and the eagle rays, you guys are so nice and it was very enjoyable. Thank you we loved the trip (except for grandma throwing up) Love Eden It was wonderful trip beyond expectations. Lovely being with you. We hope to make more trips with you in the future. All the best and good lack, much regards, Eileen What was destined to be a great family trip (down memory line)-in footsteps of grandpa Big Jim, was made extra special thanks to great care of Monika & Steve. Thanks much! Helena De Bakker Super fragilistick expyalledociusly Groovy! Thx for everything Steve and Monika, it was experience of life time!! Hans
Thanks for a fun trip!
Steve and Monika- thank you for everything you two are the best! Everything was above and beyond. The food attention to detail, cleanliness, helpful, information…sense of humor, Bannana Gram… I hope we meet again but if not I’ll carry a part of you in my heart. Mary Monika & Steve Thanks for wonderful adventure, Steve’s patience with helping me with snorkeling will always remain with me. Monika the meals and your creative presentation was wonderful. Thanks for a wonderful week long adventure in the Groovy. Monika and Steve. Thank you For being so thoughtful and helpful, and forgiving our diverse group a grand adventure. Bill
One week was definitely not enough!
Thank you for a great trip. It was the best way to celebrate David’s 60thief birthday. We had a great time kite boarding, snorkeling with the turtles, stingrays and sharks. The snorkeling was one of the best we’ve had. We loved the food, from breakfast, lunches to happy hour and dinner. What a fantastic trip! We look forward to crossing paths when we are sailing our own Leopard 39! Fair winds and safe travels! David and Tricia Ferguson One week was definitely not enough! It brought back such great memories sailing the blue waters with you. It will always be a trip we remember. Thank you for the dinghy rescues!! Safe travels Jude and Rone Mohr
Pure fun and enjoyment
Wonderful People: Our trips never were short of adventures and loads of pure fun and enjoyment! How many trips did we do ? 8...12? Whales, dolphins, sharks, rays…BUT catching this Black Marlin was a dream I ‘e been having since I tied my first hook on my first line 34 years ago! The sound that the reel made…WOW!!! Life is Groovy you always say, but Monika and Steve you make ours more then Groovy! I am pretty sure we will be seeing you sooner then you might want!;-) You guys have superpowers! Julia, Danielle, Marty & Billy xxx
Wonderful memories
Thank you both so very much for giving us wonderful memories of a great sailing adventure! We were welcomed and took great care of! Beautiful places, yummy food and good laughs! We look forward to the next time! Your friends The Maqugrath Family
Genuine Hospitality
The Lappalainen family from Finland had the best vacations ever on your amazing Groovy. We started out celebrating Anni’s 18th birthday and finished up toasting for Annakaija and Juha’s 29th anniversary- but absolutely the best times we had in between. You shared your home on the Grenadines islands with us with……..?? genuine hospitality. Before this week we could just dream of a like- and after this week there is no way we can dream of any holiday more perfect then with you guys and on Groovy. Especially we want to thank you for: -being so friendly, so helpful, so much fun, perfect hosts! -Monika for wonderful meals that you put all your heart into (“I would leave on this food for the rest of my life”) - Taking us to the best kiteshool spot Frigate to learn to kite more -especially worm thank you for letting Anni and Jusso kite on Mayreau on your kites (It sure looks like we got all enthused about kiting!) -Thank you for all the rescues! -for awesome “dark and stormy”+passion fruit daquarai, etc -for being perfect local guides, leading us for perfect spots for enjoying the rugged beautiful Caribbean. Next time we come (not an if:-)) we expect captain Steve foiling as well- and hope to stay a lot longer. Be aware – you might have loads of Finns steering your way already. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!Take good care till we meat again. Annakaija, Juha, Milla and Annie, Jusso
Thanks for an amazing time
Dear Capatain Steve and Monika. Thanks for an amazing time. Thanks for all the hospitality and flexibility. Captain Steve thanks for individualized cultural tour of the funny little Grenada island and for giving me the tools to catch that gigantic fish that fed the village(..well at least our table and that strait cat that befriended us). Looking forward for the next one with you. -Paul, Cat, Jack, Mikey, Ashley & Willy Thanks for the amazing sailing experience. I enjoyed it so much especially the food and sharks. Willy age 9
Thank you
Thank you for the best meal in my life and teaching me knots. I enjoyed the trip so much. Thank you from Tom age 11. P.S Thank you for helping Tom catching his first fish!
Snorkeling with rays, sharks, puffer fish and turtles
Dear Monika and Steve, Thank you very much for a wonderful trip around the Grenadines- it has been a real highlight of our overall trip. Tom and Alice have had great time( as you can see from the previous few pages) and for us our highlights include: -enjoying snorkeling-especially the sharks, rays, puffer fish & turtles ( my absolute favorite!) -the fishing! -dreamy sailing between the islands -Delicious food ( and we are such a foodies!) -puddle boarding (especially on the surf board!) - seeing the eagle ray at night ( awesome!) -a G&T at 5:30 pm!!! And particular thenk you for being so patient, kind,caring and fun with Tom & Alice. You made the trip a great fun learning experience for them ( in fact I think they are …)
An Amazing Trip..
Thanks for this amazing trip that will definitely keep us daydreaming for a looooong time. Thanks for the amazing meals and munchies :-)) as well as your patience for all the kite rescuing. You are both really great hosts. Maybe we will meet you again somewhere on board of our own boat! Oui, oui:-)) Thanks for EVERYTHING!!!!
Thanks for the memories!
Thanks for the memories! Our favorite highlights are: Day 1- sailing ! Day 2– paddle boarding with the turtles in Mustique Day 3- Billionaire Island, Scruffy’s and Foxy’s Day 4- Tobago (my favorite!) Diving, Big mama’s and Jamie ate a poisoned apple, it’s a business Justine and Jamie bought everything. Jamie’s mermaid banana hammock. Day 5- Getting lost in Mayreau and New Year’s Eve Day 6- Happy Island, Strong rum, Sparrow’s, Goats Day 7- Floating bar, the taxi ride to The Liming, getting hit by the jumping fish on the dinghy!
A Great Experience
This was our first time and we are hooked. Your boat is beautiful and very comfortable and you treated us all wonderful. Overall an amazing time. Best wishes to you both and hope to see you again soon.
Thank you
Can not thank you enough for your amazing hospitality! I felt totally relaxed (at times comatose) on the wonderful Groovy! Monika’s meals were superb and so healthy! Steve’s expert handling of the boat was so good plus his sense of humor was a delight. We will never forget this amazing week. Thank you for everything! Mary & Chip
From the moment we came on board I felt I was entering reality meditation
From the moment we came aboard I felt I was entering reality meditation. The wind, the sea, the birds, the fish filled my soul. I thank you for sharing your life with us. Special Birthday blessing to Monika on the Feb 13th!! May your travel continue to be peaceful and joyful. Sally and John
A Dream Vacation
My favorite part of de week is when Karine and Karolyne fail in de dinguit. OOUUiiiiii Lexie(7y) et Theo(9y) HiHiHi HaHaHa Thanks for wonderful time we had. We will remember your kindness for a very long time. It has been dream vacation because of you, Karine.
Amazing food!
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us for the past week. We arrived slightly frazzled from our respective jobs; within 2 days my phone was switched off & we were all blissfully unaware what day it was. Thanks for keeping the booze flowing, for Monika’s AMAZING food (Steve’s wasn’t too bad either!) and your patience and understanding of our stupid jokes, music+ dancing. You‘re welcome to Antigua any time! Lindsey. Stone –the- crows, what a brilliant way to spent my second 21st birthday made even better by Steve and Monika. Thanks for the awesome cake and all the fun. I might learn something about sailing when I come next time. Ed.
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX
Winter 2021 to 2022 $12,950 $13,450 $13,950 $14,450 $14,950 $15,150
Winter 2020 to 2021 $12,950 $13,450 $13,950 $14,450 $14,950 $15,150
Summer 2021 $11,655 $12,105 $12,555 $13,005 $13,410 $13,610

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
XMAS : No discounts apply and charter must end on or before 26th December (2 - 6 persons $14950+10%)
NEW YEAR : No discounts apply and charter must start on or after 27th December (2 - 6 persons $14,950+10%)

HALF BOARD :
Winter Rates : 2 pax $12,650 , 3 pax $13,000 , 4 pax $13,350 , 5 pax $13,700 , 6 pax $14,050, 7 pax $15,150

RELOCATION
Please enquire for charters starting north of Martinique
One way : St Vincent or Bequia to Grenada : $500US
One way : St Vincent or Bequia to Carriacou : $250US
One Way : St Lucia to the Grenadines or Carriacou : $500US
Grenada - Grenada : $750US
One way : Martinique to the Grenadines : $750US
One Way : Antigua to Southern Islands : Enquire

Low Season Rates : 10% Discount (see pricing above)

How to get to Saint Vincent ?
Internationals Direct from TORONTO , JFK (Wednesdays), MIAMI (Wednesdays and Saturdays) to ST VINCENT (SVD)
Internationals Direct from UK to BARBADOS and connect with one of the local airlines to the Grenadines
Local Airlines :
FLYONECARIBBEAN
SVGAIR
MUSTIQUE AIRWAYS
INTERCARIBBEAN AIRLINES

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  • : Cat
  • : 7.25 Metres
  • : 1.2 Metres
  • : 7
  • : 2011
  • : Robertson and Caine
  • : 7 knots
  • : 10 knots
  • : 2 x yanmar 40Hp & 1 x 5KW generator
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
  • : Steve
  • : Polish
  • : No
  • : POL17769
Accommodations
Cabins: 4
Queen: 2
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 4
Wash Basins: 4
Heads: 4
Electric Heads: 4
Engine Details
2 x yanmar 40Hp & 1 x 5KW generator
Fuel Consumption: 1.5
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Max Speed: 10 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Refit: -
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer Area: Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: No
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: -
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: yes
# CD's: yes
Camcorder: Yes
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: Yes
Minimum Age: All Ages (Child Friendly)
Generator: Yes
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 220 and 110
Water Maker: Yes
Water Cap: 1000 litres
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: -
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: Inq
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: Yes
Guests Smokes: On the transom only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: Rib Tender
Dinghy hp: 20
Dinghy # pax: 6
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: -
Snorkel Gear: 8
Tube: No
Scurfer: -
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: No
Kayaks (2 Pax): Yes
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Yes on the stern
Sailing Dinghy: -
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Rods and Lines (Trawling)
Rods: 3
Captain
Steve
Nation: Austalian
Born: 1966
License: Yachtmaster Offshore
Languages: Australian, English, Polish, Greek , French.
Hostess/Cook
Monika
Nation: Polish
Born: 1980
License: RYA Coastal Skipper
Captain Steve
Steve’s sailing experience goes back to when he was a wee lad (childhood) as a cadet in Royal Australian Naval Reserve Cadets, competing and even winning junior class sailing regattas. His professional career led him to the waterfront where he could combine his work with his passion. Being a surfer, wakeboarder, scuba diver and general water man leads to becoming involved in the water-sports business in tourism and studying for maritime commercial licenses.

Moving on to a more serious professional life of responsibilities he takes on a position as Brisbane city ferry boat captain. After a few years of this routine lifestyle his adventurous spirit leads him to new opportunities, leaving Australia he ends up in Greece, sailing the Greek islands as a charter yacht skipper. It is in Greece that he discovers kiteboarding and very quickly he becomes one of the first kitesurfers on Kos island.

After Greece, Steve and Monika took the challenge of a Transatlantic on board Groovy. Having sailed through the Grenadines for many seasons prior, they have the opportunity to share their local knowledge of the area to take you to the best secluded beaches, snorkeling and diving locations, and private anchorages.

While Steve has the qualifications and experience to keep his boat to the highest of standards, his style of skippering is informal and he has the flexibility to change itineraries as and when is required. He prefers being on the sea to on land, enjoys meeting new people and of course exploring new locations along the way.


Chef / Hostess: Monika
Monika's dream and a passion for travelling to exotic locations lead to her choice of studies, tourist industries, enabling her to enter into a professional career in tourism to see the world. After graduation, she left Poland to work and live in various countires. Her path begins in Tunisia leading to France and Cape Verde. It's on Sal Island in 2008 that she discovers kiting and later, sailing. She has travelled a lot of the world including Africa and Asia working as a tour leader for 10 years.

She was also previously a nanny and incredibly good at entertaining children. For 6 years before she and Steve started chartering and sailing together, she worked aboard large luxury yachts as a chef and gained experience as a deckhand and hostess.

Monika is a fantastic host and her food and meals are always fresh and well presented with no worries about catering for special diets, gluten-free or any other food restrictions.

Working together as The Dream Team, Steve and Monika draw on their experience of year's of freelance work on different boats to set-up and maintain Groovy so that guests can all have an easy and pleasant trip. Combined with Monika's delectable food and Steve's amazing sense of humour, sailing expertise, any guest is bound to have an amazing vacation.

Breakfast:

Various types of pancake: banana, apple or plain with maple syrup, fruit and yogurt

Mediterranean omelette

Nutritious mango-coconut-oat milkshake

Traditional full English breakfast

Oven baked fluffy omelette with green peas

French toast with avocado and sour cream

Homemade banana muffins with rum and raisins

Fruit platter, jams, peanut butter, honey, coffee and selection of teas 

 

Lunch:

Green curry chicken pappardelle with sun dried tomatoes, spinach and coconut milk

Mediterranean style shak shuka, mouth watering stew of chick pea, aubergines, and tomato topped with egg

Leek risotto with crispy bacon

Quinoa salad with marinated chicken stripes.

Tuna fishcakes with mixed herbs served with red and white cabbage salad & roasted selection of seeds

Penne pasta with BBQ aubergines and sun dried tomato sauce

 

Dinner

BBQ' d Tuna steaks with sesame seeds served with wasabi & pickled ginger.  Accompanied by stir fried vegetables and steamed basmati rice

Mango chutney wahoo served with spiced green rice & local market salad

Tuna fishcakes with mixed herbs served with red and white cabbage salad & roasted selection of seeds

Filet steak with blue cheese BBQ green beans and potato wedges.

Beef stew with lentil and carrots

 

Deserts: coconut panna cota, mango cheese cake, ice cream, tropical fruit salad, chocolate soufflé

Great Company
“A really lovely week with great company and hospitality form Steve and Monika - despite the 24 hour delay via Thessaloniki on arrival. Thank you all very much. Bon voyage!”- Simon & Jenny
It's You Guys Who Make It Special
"Thank you so much for the amazing time I had on "Groovy" You have a great boat- so comfortable! but truly its you guys who make it special. I had a fab time on a trip I will never forget. Very best wishes, until next time!" -Anna
We Saw Turtles, A Whale, And Kitesurfed!
“Thank you so much for such a beautiful time in the Caribbean- we saw turtles, a whale and kitesurfed ( some better then others!) And to top it all off, Monika you're the best bloody cook ever!! I wish you lots of luck on your Caribbean adventure; sorry we won’t be with you to see it all!”- Katherine & Ronan
Chance to Unplug and Relax Has Done Wonders for Our Stress Levels
“Dear Steve and Monika. We can thank you enough for stepping in at the last hour and saving our charter. We so enjoyed seeing the Grenadines from your perspective. The chance to unplug and relax has done wonders for our stress levels we appreciate your expertise and hospitability. And wouldn’t hesitate to tell our friends they should book the Groovy." Sincerely, Trevor and Tanya Walker
Trip to Remember
Dear Monika & Steve, Thank you so much for the amazing time i had on "Groovy". You have a great boat - so comfortable !- but truly its you guys who make it special . I had a fab time on a trip i will never forget. Very best wishes, until next time! . Anna
Best Holiday ever
Dear Monika & Steve, What a great week lots of sailing excellent wind and delightful company from you both. Your hosting is superb and absolutely appropriate to our team- you fed us well. So much good sailing gen! Fantastic Experience - thank you Best Wishes Nigel and Alison
Fun Times
Our thanks to Steve and Monika - possibly the best crew we have had in our 10 yrs with the club. Willing ,efficient and helpful they are - thats what "customer care" is all about. They made this a very special holiday and we wish them well in their future endeavors. Sincere Thanks Evan and Jill
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2018 Guest Comments
Thank you
We can't thank you enough. We so enjoyed seeing the Grenadines from your perspective. The chance to unplug and relax has done wondered for our stress heads. We appreciate your expert hospitality and wont hesitate to tell our friends they should book Groovy. Thank you. Trevor (June 2018)
What a perfect and amazing day!
Worlds are not enough to thank you for this wonderful-yet too short-day of sailing! What a perfect + amazing day! You showed us 50 shades of green in St. Vincent+ what a delight for our eyes. You are amazing hosts + you have a beautiful ship. We hope to sail again with you soon! Thanks for making these memories on our first few days in the Grenadines. You have inspired us in our own dream of owning a boat. We will write a splendid revue on TripAdivisor and Facebook. Your French Canadian friends Patrick and Linda
From A Winner of America's Got Talent
"To Groovy. What a day! Thank you so much for a splendid cruise!” -Paul Zerdin (winner of America got Talent) & Robin Mellor
I Have Been Their Guest for the Last 6 Years!
Steve and Monika are the people that make every holiday an adventure! There is always too much fun things to do and to experience. The time is never enough. I have been their guest for about 6 years now and not a single trip was the same. Both Monika and Steve are very skilled at what they do and they make me and my friends feel comfortable and safe every time we get on board. This might sound a bit exaggerated so I will mention their downsides too. Monika's food is too good, so getting used to the food back at home is hard. Steve makes boating so easy that you might think you could sail a boat like that too. - Marty
Best Crew in the Grenadines
“To the best crew in the Grenadines. Thank you for the best food, great banana opponents and being willing victims for the “Bernadette” cocktail… May it live on in the memory of this voyage. Lots of love” –Bernadette & Sean Dowling
The Only Way To Travel
“Such a fantastic time. The only way to travel… Lovely food and company. All our love.”- Wayne and Zara
Perfect Crew, Perfect Boat, Perfect Excursions
“What a fantastic 3 days we had! The perfect crew, on a perfect boat, taking us on a perfect excursions. Thank you so much for the memories and the companionship…and the rum punch! Much love from. Lincoln, Nebraska.”- Anna, Patrick, Elisa, Mike and Carl
We Felt Safe in Your Hands
“Dear Steve & Monika, Thank you so much for the amazing experience even in the rough seas! (We felt safe in your hands!) the delicious food and your company was first class which made for a fantastic trip. Can’t wait to come back and do it again." From, Rob Carline Emily and Sally
Amazing Way to Celebrate my 60th Birthday
“Dear Monika & Steve. Thank you so much. An amazing way to celebrate my 60th birthday which I shall never forget. “Relaxation” redefined. Cheers.”- Kevin and Catrina
A Pleasure to be Aboard Your Beautiful Boat
“Dear Monika & Steve. Thank you so much for the best 2 days. Amazing food and a pleasure to be a board you beautiful boat thank you so much.” Ron & Sara
Our Favorite Thing We Did was EVERYTHING
“Dear Monika & Steve. Thank you for all the fun we had on this trip. Our favorite thing we did was EVERYTHING. Like , sailing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, playing Uno, island tripping, and last but not least the dinghy rides. Thanks again for the trip Groovy!" Love, Sophie and Holden (5 yr. old & 7 yr. old)
I Caught My First Fish!!
"Thank you for making a very enjoyable stay. I really enjoyed fishing and snorkeling which was possible because of you. My greatest memory was when I caught my first fish. You have made me feel welcome and thought me things that will help me when I am on a boat. I wish that you only get nice people. Thank you for letting me have an amazing summer. “-Isaac (12 yrs. old)
We Are Expected for Return to See More Wonders of the Caribbean
“Dear Monika and Steve. Thanks for coping so well with sailing with us, despite the fact that we are so ”English”. We had an amazing time and we are expected for return to see more wonders of the Caribbean. Lastly thank you for taking care of Isaac. Monika tracking down the Ting and Steve being an amazing coach to a very old boy. Thank you and save sailing." Debbie & Isaac
Great Hosts..Amazing Stories!
“Dear Monika and Steve. What an amazing holiday! The kids had their turtles and beaches we had the sail and Thomas had his “Monika’s” barracuda and tuna! Thanks for the great meals, the great sunsets, bringing us to the islands, ferrying us to the beaches, lending us all your gear etc. etc. etc. but most of all, for being such great hosts and telling such amazing stories that make up your amazing lives! Always great to hear Aussie slang so far away from home! Cya soon….some time, somewhere! Don’t be a stranger! Cheers” – Thomas, Jin, Joey, Summer
Amazing Time, Loved Every Minute
“Thank you for an amazing time loved every minute. FYI. Love that Vegemite! Everything was amazeBALLS! Thanks for your help with learning some sailing and appreciated your local knowledge. Love “-KK&D
Willing, efficient, and helpful.
“Our thanks to Steve and Monika-possibly the best crew we have had in our 10 years with the Club. Willing, efficient and helpful they are exactly what "customer care" is all about. They made for a very special holidays and we wish them well in their future endeavors.”- Evan & Jill
3rd Dec 2019 - Polish Power!!
POLISH POWER HAHA - Loved the trip! Best Captain & Cocaptain ever! I hope to see you soon. Thanks for everything! Hendersons
28th Dec 2018 - Sailing with Santa!
Monika & Steve, Greeted us on the gang plank with hugs and a pristine boat. With in 15 minutes of sailing Steve get caught 3 Barracuda. One we through back and kept the other two. One hour later a pod of dolphin. Approximately 30 dolphins that swam by our boat for 15-20 minutes. What an inspiration to see those majestic animals. The 8 hours sail turned into 10 and we were thrilled with smooth seas. The blue skyies and sun beating down warmed our hearts after the cold snows in USA. We spend the holidays with Monika and Steve and the memories made are numerous! We played games like Code Names, Dummy Rummy, ….and of course Steves Drinking Game. Monika took us to Christmas Mass in Mayreau at Immaculate Conception when the parish was on FIRE with the Holly Spirit and Father playing TRUE and FALSE with us. The choir was uplifting. The tamborine was always on key the choir not so much. The singe of peace lasted 5 minutes with everyone hugging. SO FUN! The night before Christmas Eve was spent with Black Boy & Debbie eating lobster with our feet in the sand. Yummy. We could go on and on but space prevents us from rambling. Before I close I must mention Tobago Cays watching the kite surfers in the most incredible Turquoise water we ever seen. Steve kept us entertained with stories, helped us learn sailing and taking care of the best fishing in the sea, introducing us to new cultures Monika, she was AMAIZING. The food was incredible. One of the most delicious meals was the Barracuda that we caught earlier. The fresh fruit from the islands was perfect for the side or for desert. She always had a hot cup…or java ready in the morning, snacks just when we were ravenous …and served us the most delectable, healthy, satisfying food the entire cruise. Our cruise with Steve and Monika was a trip of a life time. Their kindness humor and attentiveness brought our family closer together than ever. As we stared at the stars every evening, we feel we have added two stars to our lives .. Monika and Steve!- Katherine, William, Lighann, Helen, Bridget
5th Jan 2019 - A fantastic Week on the water
The end of fantastic week on the water with Steve and Monika! Our boys were treated to a fantastic experience and we all enjoyed the “intense” rest + relaxation provided on Groovy. Every day and each island was more beautiful then the next. Who knows we might even be inspired to try kite surfing at some time in the future! It will be hard to leave but we will cherish the memories from our visit dearly. With love from the McGrath family from Huston, TX
24th Jan - A bounty of food, fun, laughter, friendship, cocktails and camaraderie
Together we have thought of our week and key words….these are our memories keywords: Safety- from the moment we stepped on the boat we felt safe…thank you Lobster hunting- almost got that big one at Frigate Bay Paradise in oasis- sitting on the beach napping in our stripy towels Climb every mountain- and we did. The views were amazing and we discovered more then we dreamed of Fishing (Monika stop laughing) really- despite Ryan’s skills we ate so much wonderful fish Swimming with the turtles in Tobago Cays. All in all a bounty of food, fun, laughter, friendship, cocktails and camaraderie. Thank you! Sharon, Sheila, Lindsey, Bob, Rayan, Harry
13th Feb - Wow!
WOW! We had an incredible experience! Kitting was excellent. The captain Steve and mate Monika were wonderful. Service was impeccable. These two are just lovely people. Food, sailing, kiting, great people- can’t wait to return. Gary
25th Feb 2019 - Big Thanks
“We are not crying because something has finished we are smiling because we lived through it” Monika & Steve, Big thanks for: *captaining which was caressing our hedonism letting us be the pirates of delight* Navigating the azimuths of windy perfection * Plush escortizm nautically extending borders of our imagination. It was great to lose ground under our feet together with you… Kite Freaks
We lived a movie!
A wonderful trip with great friends and terrific crew! There aren’t enough positive descriptions to use. So nice to take a break from the snow and work and just enjoy the life. Alex For so many years Jack and I have dreamed about chartering a sailboat in Caribbean. You made our dream come true! We had perfect vacations with great friends, amazing food and a wonderful crew! Thank you so much. Chris We boarded a vessel named Groovy and for 10 days we lived a movie. Thanks for a most memorable adventure. Jack A glorious 10 days of sailing, laughs and stories, memories to last for years. Jim
Thank you
The boat was tastefully presented and decorated: Yes The boat was ready to board at the agreed time: Yes Upon arrival the boat was immaculate: Yes Was the boat kept clean during the charter? Yes Was all advertised equipment on board? Yes Was the equipment in good condition? Yes Any toys particularly enjoyed: Floats, paddle board, snorkel gear & kitesurfing equipment Comments-was the boat comfortable: Yes The captain was outgoing: Yes The captain was professional: Yes The captain was friendly: Yes Comments regarding any sailing instruction: I'm sure he would have Please describe the meals: Spectacular! We eat like royalty. Monika is a terrific cook. Were specifically requested drinks on board? Yes Did the meals reflect your requested preferences? Yes Provisioning requests: Yes, they went out of their way to match our requests The cook was professional: Yes The cook was friendly: Yes The Boat & crew exceeded the description. The crew really knew the Grenadines well and could not have been more professional and engaging. The Grenadines - Spectacular sailing, quieter less crowded islands and anchorages.
An experience of a lifetime!
I really enjoyed the trip we did lots of things such as swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding and watching the turtles and the eagle rays, you guys are so nice and it was very enjoyable. Thank you we loved the trip (except for grandma throwing up) Love Eden It was wonderful trip beyond expectations. Lovely being with you. We hope to make more trips with you in the future. All the best and good lack, much regards, Eileen What was destined to be a great family trip (down memory line)-in footsteps of grandpa Big Jim, was made extra special thanks to great care of Monika & Steve. Thanks much! Helena De Bakker Super fragilistick expyalledociusly Groovy! Thx for everything Steve and Monika, it was experience of life time!! Hans
Thanks for a fun trip!
Steve and Monika- thank you for everything you two are the best! Everything was above and beyond. The food attention to detail, cleanliness, helpful, information…sense of humor, Bannana Gram… I hope we meet again but if not I’ll carry a part of you in my heart. Mary Monika & Steve Thanks for wonderful adventure, Steve’s patience with helping me with snorkeling will always remain with me. Monika the meals and your creative presentation was wonderful. Thanks for a wonderful week long adventure in the Groovy. Monika and Steve. Thank you For being so thoughtful and helpful, and forgiving our diverse group a grand adventure. Bill
One week was definitely not enough!
Thank you for a great trip. It was the best way to celebrate David’s 60thief birthday. We had a great time kite boarding, snorkeling with the turtles, stingrays and sharks. The snorkeling was one of the best we’ve had. We loved the food, from breakfast, lunches to happy hour and dinner. What a fantastic trip! We look forward to crossing paths when we are sailing our own Leopard 39! Fair winds and safe travels! David and Tricia Ferguson One week was definitely not enough! It brought back such great memories sailing the blue waters with you. It will always be a trip we remember. Thank you for the dinghy rescues!! Safe travels Jude and Rone Mohr
Pure fun and enjoyment
Wonderful People: Our trips never were short of adventures and loads of pure fun and enjoyment! How many trips did we do ? 8...12? Whales, dolphins, sharks, rays…BUT catching this Black Marlin was a dream I ‘e been having since I tied my first hook on my first line 34 years ago! The sound that the reel made…WOW!!! Life is Groovy you always say, but Monika and Steve you make ours more then Groovy! I am pretty sure we will be seeing you sooner then you might want!;-) You guys have superpowers! Julia, Danielle, Marty & Billy xxx
Wonderful memories
Thank you both so very much for giving us wonderful memories of a great sailing adventure! We were welcomed and took great care of! Beautiful places, yummy food and good laughs! We look forward to the next time! Your friends The Maqugrath Family
Genuine Hospitality
The Lappalainen family from Finland had the best vacations ever on your amazing Groovy. We started out celebrating Anni’s 18th birthday and finished up toasting for Annakaija and Juha’s 29th anniversary- but absolutely the best times we had in between. You shared your home on the Grenadines islands with us with……..?? genuine hospitality. Before this week we could just dream of a like- and after this week there is no way we can dream of any holiday more perfect then with you guys and on Groovy. Especially we want to thank you for: -being so friendly, so helpful, so much fun, perfect hosts! -Monika for wonderful meals that you put all your heart into (“I would leave on this food for the rest of my life”) - Taking us to the best kiteshool spot Frigate to learn to kite more -especially worm thank you for letting Anni and Jusso kite on Mayreau on your kites (It sure looks like we got all enthused about kiting!) -Thank you for all the rescues! -for awesome “dark and stormy”+passion fruit daquarai, etc -for being perfect local guides, leading us for perfect spots for enjoying the rugged beautiful Caribbean. Next time we come (not an if:-)) we expect captain Steve foiling as well- and hope to stay a lot longer. Be aware – you might have loads of Finns steering your way already. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!Take good care till we meat again. Annakaija, Juha, Milla and Annie, Jusso
Thanks for an amazing time
Dear Capatain Steve and Monika. Thanks for an amazing time. Thanks for all the hospitality and flexibility. Captain Steve thanks for individualized cultural tour of the funny little Grenada island and for giving me the tools to catch that gigantic fish that fed the village(..well at least our table and that strait cat that befriended us). Looking forward for the next one with you. -Paul, Cat, Jack, Mikey, Ashley & Willy Thanks for the amazing sailing experience. I enjoyed it so much especially the food and sharks. Willy age 9
Thank you
Thank you for the best meal in my life and teaching me knots. I enjoyed the trip so much. Thank you from Tom age 11. P.S Thank you for helping Tom catching his first fish!
Snorkeling with rays, sharks, puffer fish and turtles
Dear Monika and Steve, Thank you very much for a wonderful trip around the Grenadines- it has been a real highlight of our overall trip. Tom and Alice have had great time( as you can see from the previous few pages) and for us our highlights include: -enjoying snorkeling-especially the sharks, rays, puffer fish & turtles ( my absolute favorite!) -the fishing! -dreamy sailing between the islands -Delicious food ( and we are such a foodies!) -puddle boarding (especially on the surf board!) - seeing the eagle ray at night ( awesome!) -a G&T at 5:30 pm!!! And particular thenk you for being so patient, kind,caring and fun with Tom & Alice. You made the trip a great fun learning experience for them ( in fact I think they are …)
An Amazing Trip..
Thanks for this amazing trip that will definitely keep us daydreaming for a looooong time. Thanks for the amazing meals and munchies :-)) as well as your patience for all the kite rescuing. You are both really great hosts. Maybe we will meet you again somewhere on board of our own boat! Oui, oui:-)) Thanks for EVERYTHING!!!!
Thanks for the memories!
Thanks for the memories! Our favorite highlights are: Day 1- sailing ! Day 2– paddle boarding with the turtles in Mustique Day 3- Billionaire Island, Scruffy’s and Foxy’s Day 4- Tobago (my favorite!) Diving, Big mama’s and Jamie ate a poisoned apple, it’s a business Justine and Jamie bought everything. Jamie’s mermaid banana hammock. Day 5- Getting lost in Mayreau and New Year’s Eve Day 6- Happy Island, Strong rum, Sparrow’s, Goats Day 7- Floating bar, the taxi ride to The Liming, getting hit by the jumping fish on the dinghy!
A Great Experience
This was our first time and we are hooked. Your boat is beautiful and very comfortable and you treated us all wonderful. Overall an amazing time. Best wishes to you both and hope to see you again soon.
Thank you
Can not thank you enough for your amazing hospitality! I felt totally relaxed (at times comatose) on the wonderful Groovy! Monika’s meals were superb and so healthy! Steve’s expert handling of the boat was so good plus his sense of humor was a delight. We will never forget this amazing week. Thank you for everything! Mary & Chip
From the moment we came on board I felt I was entering reality meditation
From the moment we came aboard I felt I was entering reality meditation. The wind, the sea, the birds, the fish filled my soul. I thank you for sharing your life with us. Special Birthday blessing to Monika on the Feb 13th!! May your travel continue to be peaceful and joyful. Sally and John
A Dream Vacation
My favorite part of de week is when Karine and Karolyne fail in de dinguit. OOUUiiiiii Lexie(7y) et Theo(9y) HiHiHi HaHaHa Thanks for wonderful time we had. We will remember your kindness for a very long time. It has been dream vacation because of you, Karine.
Amazing food!
Thank you so much for sharing your home with us for the past week. We arrived slightly frazzled from our respective jobs; within 2 days my phone was switched off & we were all blissfully unaware what day it was. Thanks for keeping the booze flowing, for Monika’s AMAZING food (Steve’s wasn’t too bad either!) and your patience and understanding of our stupid jokes, music+ dancing. You‘re welcome to Antigua any time! Lindsey. Stone –the- crows, what a brilliant way to spent my second 21st birthday made even better by Steve and Monika. Thanks for the awesome cake and all the fun. I might learn something about sailing when I come next time. Ed.
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX 7 PAX
Winter 2021 to 2022 $12,950 $13,450 $13,950 $14,450 $14,950 $15,150
Winter 2020 to 2021 $12,950 $13,450 $13,950 $14,450 $14,950 $15,150
Summer 2021 $11,655 $12,105 $12,555 $13,005 $13,410 $13,610

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
XMAS : No discounts apply and charter must end on or before 26th December (2 - 6 persons $14950+10%)
NEW YEAR : No discounts apply and charter must start on or after 27th December (2 - 6 persons $14,950+10%)

HALF BOARD :
Winter Rates : 2 pax $12,650 , 3 pax $13,000 , 4 pax $13,350 , 5 pax $13,700 , 6 pax $14,050, 7 pax $15,150

RELOCATION
Please enquire for charters starting north of Martinique
One way : St Vincent or Bequia to Grenada : $500US
One way : St Vincent or Bequia to Carriacou : $250US
One Way : St Lucia to the Grenadines or Carriacou : $500US
Grenada - Grenada : $750US
One way : Martinique to the Grenadines : $750US
One Way : Antigua to Southern Islands : Enquire

Low Season Rates : 10% Discount (see pricing above)

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