RUBICON

$10,250 - $14,250 / WEEK
Main Salon
Cockpit Dining Area
Rubicon in the Bahamas
Galley
Starboard Queen Stateroom
Aft small double cabin + bathroom
Bathroom + tub/shower
Bathroom + tub/shower
Rubicon sailing
Rubicon and Captain
Rubicon at Anchor
Beautiful View off Rubicon
Reeling In
A good catch
Exhilarating Sailing
Get the spinnaker going!
Aerial shot under full sail
Guests Kiting

Come explore the vacation paradise of the Bahamas Exumas and Out Islands! The luxury sailing yacht Rubicon offers the perfect way to enjoy your Bahamas vacation. This spacious 44' catamaran offers the best of everything that makes a yacht charter vacation great: beautiful, comfortable accommodations, an expert and enjoyable crew, fabulous food, and so many fun things to see and experience. Rubicon's interior decor is casual elegance with shiny wood paneling. Photographs shot from the owner's family world cruise enhance the staterooms, creating a wanderlust feeling to sail to remote regions of the globe. There are many enjoyable places on board to enjoy! The main salon, cockpit, and forward trampolines are the main gathering areas for meals and activities. The trampoline area is the optimum spot to hang out while underway, enjoying the salt breeze and luscious scenery of the islands. Cat Rubicon carries a crew of professional captain and chef. It is the perfect yacht for a group or family vacation. Among her many possible activities are kiteboarding and surfing. You may also participate in eco adventures including feeding swimming pigs, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking nature trails, sailing and enjoying remote beaches. For more information on Rubicon: www.bahamascatcharters.com Here's a fun video of a group of Kiters that chartered Rubicon recently in the Exumas - enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvcjkW6BRDg

She accommodates up to 5 guests in three private cabins described below. Each stateroom is equipped with ensuite bathroom, electric fans in each cabin, and A/C in two forward cabins.

CABIN 1: Port side forward, featuring a queen-sized berth, large opening hatch overhead, 2 large closets, 2 bedside shelves. (Cabins 1 & 2 are equivalent in the layout.) A private bathroom and shower/small tub adjoin.

CABIN 2: Starboard side forward, featuring a queen-sized berth, large opening hatch overhead, 2 large closets and 2 beside shelves. (Cabins 1 & 2 are equivalent in the layout.) A private bathroom and shower/small tub adjoin.

CABIN 3: starboard side aft, a double size berth, large opening hatch overhead, dresser, and vanity. Adjoining, is a private bathroom.

If you have ever wanted to sleep under the stars, Rubicon's trampolines also offer spacious star-spangled sleeping quarters.

Dimensions of queen beds: 73"x57"
Headroom in Cabins: 73"
Headroom in Salon: 75.5"

RUBICON has a new Honda 2000 watt generator that runs the A/C all night at anchor! However, it really only sufficiently cools the two fwd cabins OR the salon, so we can only offer A/C for two cabins. RUBICON also has a 2kw inverter and a 15 gph watermaker

The main salon seats 10 guests and crew. The cockpit table seats 8 guests and crew.

Rubicon also has trampoline awnings for the foredeck.

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2013 and Nov. 2015 when her sides, deck and cockpit sprayed with Awlgrip. partial refit January 2020 to include new hard floors throughout.
YACHT
LENGTH
44 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
3
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
5
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$10,250
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 2
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 2
Electric Heads: -
Engine Details
Brand New Honda 2000 watt generator and a 2kw inverter
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Max Speed: 11 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 23.6 Feet
Draft: 3.0 Feet
Pax: 5
Refit: 2013 and Nov. 2015 when her sides, deck and cockpit sprayed with Awlgrip. partial refit January 2020 to include new hard floors throughout.
YearBuilt: 1997
Builder: St. Francis
Engines: Brand New Honda 2000 watt generator and a 2kw inverter
JetSkis: No
Flag: USA
SatTv: No
RegNum: 1227745
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: None
Locations
Winter Area: Bahamas
Summer Area: Bahamas
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: VHF
Cell phone

Guests can invest in $30/week for international wifi on their smartphones and iPads. Works great when 4 miles away from a repeater in the Exuma Cays. Each island has a repeater so sailing by or anchored there ensures a good connection.
Camcorder: Yes
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: Any
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 2000 watts
Water Maker: Yes
Ice Maker: No
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: No
Guests Smokes: Cockpit & Outside
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 11 ft
Dinghy hp: 25 hp
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: 1
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: No
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Yes, extension port sugarscoop
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: 2 Yoyos
Rods: 2
Captain
Adam Dreffin
Nation: US
Born: 1986
License: MCA Master of Yachts 200 Tons
Languages: English and conversational Spanish (Adam)
Years Sailing: 20
Chef/Hostess
Sophie Difilippo
Nation: US
License: USCG Captain's licence
Years Sailing: 3
CAPTAIN: ADAM DREFFIN
Adam was born in the Exumas aboard the boat of his parents. He was a real water baby. He shot his first lobster at age 6. As a youth, Adam would disappear into hidden coves with his brother, trolling for fish while handling a sailing dinghy. He explored everywhere and is familiar with every island. His passion for the Bahamas is evident.

Adam's parents, along with his younger brother Warren, all set off for a world cruise on their sailing boat once the boys reached teenage years, so Adam is also very widely travelled to many exotic parts of the world. When they reached Australia the boys went to school and college there, whilst their parents continued their cruise back home to the Bahamas.

Summers during school, Adam captained catamarans for Broadreach Sailing School in the French West Indies with high school kids aboard. He's also captained large yachts in New England and delivered vessels from the Mediterranean. He has run charters aboard Rubicon for several years in Exumas, Bahamas.

Adam holds an MCA Master of Yachts 200 Tons. In addition to being a highly skilled captain, he is an avid sportsman on the water. He kite-surfs, windsurfs and relishes catching game fish while trolling between islands. He is also certified as a Sivananda yoga instructor.

CHEF/HOSTESS SOPHIE DIFILIPPO
Sophie is highly skilled , both as a chef and a captain holding a USCG Master license. She has a magnetic smile, an endearing personality and radiates the kind of happy that rubs off on everyone around her. Maybe that’s because she grew up on a small farm outside of Philadelphia with three, doting older brothers. Loving, fun yet challenging, a lot like yachting.

Sophie says, “Growing up I always had a strong passion for the ocean. I always waited with excitement for Friday after school to race down to the beach so I could go sailing. I was always outside, snowboarding in winter and in summer fishing and playing in the creek behind our house. On summer weekends my Dad and I would head to the beach to sail, racing most Wednesday nights on the Chesapeake.”

It was also thanks to Dad that Sophie became such an excellent chef. He taught her his Great Grandmother’s Italian recipes and she grew up cooking for the family. When she was just 14 years old she began working in an Italian restaurant and by 17 she was working on sailboats as a chef/mate. She quickly achieved her captain's license and worked as a delivery skipper. For the last two years she’s been delighting guests as chef/mate aboard a charter yacht in the Exumas, Bahamas.

Favorites meals to prepare: Italian dishes, fresh fish, and Greek dishes. Friends and guests especially rave about her sauces. Sophie is also adept at special meals, kids’ menus and restricted diets. Her motto: “Do what you love and love what you do.” Cooking and eating well top the charts!!

 

Our Bahamas sailing charters include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and alcohol. We will accommodate special diets (diabetics, vegans) with prior notice.  Fresh bread is prepared daily in time for an evening twilight dinner.    

 Menu 1:

Bahamas Breakfast  

All breakfasts served with coffee/tea and juices

Eggs Benedict    

Pancakes and Fruit       

Southwest Frittata

French Toast

Breakfast Burrito           

Muesli and Fruit

 

Bahamas Lunch      

All lunches served with fruit or chips  

Tuna Salad Sandwich    

Cold Cuts on Hoagie Roll           

Gourmet Nachos

Mushroom and Pepper Panini    

Chicken Caesar Salad

Fish Tacos

 

Cocktail Hour Hors D’oeuvres

Hummus with Garlic Chips

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Black Bean and Mango Salad

Conch Fritters

 

Bahamas Dinner

All dinners served with salad, a variety of side dishes and bread   

Asian Stir Fry

Lamb Chops and Grilled Vegetables       

Vegetable Lasagna

Fresh Catch of the Day 

Spicy Clam Pasta         

Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

Desserts

Variety of pies, cookies, and delicious treats

Menu 2:

BREAKFAST:

  • Banana cornbread pancakes with coconut and chia seeds topped with honey 
  • Omega bowls (chia porridge)
  • Frittata 
  • Bagels with salmon, capers, onions, tomato 
  • Coconut flour crepes with fruit 
  • Soul/smoothie bowls/tarts
  • Avocado toast
  • Fruit salad in papaya
  • Sweet potato biscuits
  • Candied oranges
  • Toasts
  • Frozen bananas with coconut milk and chia seeds

LUNCH:

  • Burritos/tacos/raw taco salad
  • Pesto subs/panini roasted peppers, sun dried tomatoes with cucumber slaw
  • Flat breads with vegetti pasta salad
  • Fish/chicken over Caribbean salad
  • Sweet potato crustini topped with 
  • Deconstructed sushi bowl with stuffed avocado
  • Collard wraps with fall veggies (salad samurai cashew paste)

DINNER:

  • Curry shrimp over black bean pasta
  • Shrimp boil with corn and potatoes
  • Fish with black bean salsa and saffron rice
  • Paella with cornbread 
  • Truffle sweet potatoes, vegetti pasta
  • Jessa's sweet potato salad

NIBBLES:

  • Caprese salad
  • Cheese and crackers with meat
  • Julianne veggies with hummus
  • Spring rolls with rice paper and edamame 

DESSERTS

  • Raw tartlets 
  • Nice cream

 

Glorious Sunsets
On charter on Rubicon you will experience some amazing sunsets..time for a chilled beer or cocktail.
Beach Bonfire
Beach Bonfire
Twin Kiting
Twin Kiting
April 2014
Great vacation on Rubicon!!!
Twin Lobsters
Twin Lobsters
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Nov. 2011
My wife petting a shark. Thought Id never see the day for that to happen! So, thanks for all the wild and fun adventures aboard Rubicon. Capt. Adams knowledge of the Exumas made our charter week very special. His enthusiasm was evident. We liked his flexibility and sweet disposition. The crew kept us laughing at our hesitation to get out there and really play with sharks, stingrays. Were pasting the photo in our office cubicle at work. Just to remind us where we want to go next year. Take us to another Out Island! We want to see more of the Bahamas! Cheers, A.J.
Feb. 2012
The crew on Rubicon were engaging & interesting. Adam's life experience aboard boats was impressive. Everything on the boat worked perfectly. Though we arrived with no particular agenda, we appreciated the suggestions of Capt. Adam. We hadn't taken much time to research the endless possibilities of destinations in the Exumas and Out Islands. We were lucky to come upon Rubicon. The opportunity really feel the islands seemed personal and passionate to Capt. Adam. His knowledge and kindness was especially appreciated. The crew's good sense of humor was grand in all ways too! Overall, such a fantastic week! Thanks for the fun times! J.&D.
April, 2013
When you said we might be able to swim with dolphins, turtles, sharks and rays, I wasnt sure you could pull it off. But wo! Watch out what you ask for! Good thing I have the photos you took with your underwater camera to show jy family and friends back home. They didnt believe me until I pulled out the one with the big turtle. What a wild day that was! The snorkeling was our favorite part of the trip, next to excellent meals on Rubicon. The reefs were colorful, fish were in good numbers and the anchorages pristine. When they say Bahamians are some of the friendliest people in the world, its true! We really liked the bar and food at Staniel and Chat n Chill. Greg
May, 2013
We had never been to the Bahamas before, so we were astounded at the abundant sealife and beauty of the Exumas. The remote anchorages were calm and scenic, and nature walks ashore introduced us to the incredible bird life. Our favorite adventure was taking the dinghy ride through the mangrove creeks. I never knew there could be so many turtles up there. The clarity of the water was just amazing. The best part was feeling the enthusiasm and love that Captain Adam had for the Exumas. We loved hearing island stories over some fantastic meals in the cockpit at night. Everything was wonderful, clean and more than we expected. Thanks for sharing your world with us! Ed, UK
12 November 2014
Awesome time in Stocking Island on Rubicon and beach.
November 2014 in the Exumas
A great time with Captain Adam on Rubicon in the Bahamas.
12-19 December 2014 Staniel Cay
The beach with the swimming pigs was an amazing experience.
12-19 December 2014 Staniel Cay
Was the yacht ready at the appointed time & place? YES Was the yacht clean and well maintained throughout your stay? YES Were the cabins comfortable & well stocked with linens/bedding? YES Were the crew friendly & personable hosts? YES, EXTRA How would you rate the meals/beverages? VERY GOOD Were the listed watersport toys in good condition & available? YES Did you enjoy the area you cruised? VERY MUCH What ONE THING stands out as the most memorable part of your charter? ADAM KNOWS THE BEST SPOTS WHETHER ON OR OFF SHORE. PERIOD. ONE OF THE BEST CAPTAINS I HAVE SAILED WITH. How would you rate your crew? VERY GOOD Would you charter this boat again or recommend it to friends? YES Any suggestions on how to improve your charter experience? NONE
Xmas charter 2014
Chilling out on Rubicon over Xmas 2014
New Year charter 2015
Great start to the New Year on Rubicon
April 10-17, 2016 Best Ever
Best ever Bahama boat trip. Thanks for so many memories (and sand dollars). Jackie This was such a blast, couldn't have been a better time. Thanks for making it into one of my top vacations! Fun drinks, fun yoga, fun everything. K I can't really put into words how enjoyable this trip has been. Thank you for making it so special (and for all the delicious food, especially the fish! Stan A perfect trip for us, thank you both for putting together an outstanding experience for our family. Bryan
May 1-9 2016, Exumas - A Great Time!
We had a great time. Adam's great local knowledge is a major advantage in finding snorkeling spots. I'm happy to say that we have never had a bad snorkel on Rubicon. His mate, Val, is lovely and a very good cook. They were very accommodating with our desire for a late dinner hour. Overall a great week in the Exumas. Adam was even able to procure some additional Conch for us so we had several opportunities to enjoy it during the cruise. Mike and Kathy
July 15 - 19, 2016- Bahamas ~ Amazing & Wonderful!
Bahamas Days at Rubicon: It was amazing and wonderful because we felt the nature experience. We loved swimming and exploring the islands. Adam was a wonderful captain and Tina...oh, Tina!!!! Super Tina. We loved her. She cooks so well and made us feel comfortable. She was so sweet with us, and funny too. Both made us remember this trip... This was the best vacation we had all year! Thanks for all! Josephina
July 24 - 31, 2016 ~ Extraordinary Adventure!
Guestbook entry: Many thanks to Adam and Tina for a fabulous week in paradise!! The food was extraordinary as was the snorkeling, sailing, adventures, and the weather! We loved hearing their stories of sailing the world and getting to know their whole wonderful family! Their adventures may leave a small footprint behind, but they left a large footprint on our hearts! Happy sailing! Love, Jill and Ernie❤️ Feedback to Broker: The crew was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. I cannot sing my praises high enough for Adam and Tina. Adam was a highly skilled captain with excellent knowledge of the area we cruised. He knew when and where to go for drift snorkeling, and as a result our snorkeling experience was better than any previous trip. Tina was a friendly and joyful host. The Rubicon was comfortable, clean and well ventilated. I liked the fact that each cabin had its own head. The Rubicon was the perfect mix of performance and comfort. Tina was a great hostess and cook. I ate better on the boat than I eat at home. Tina manages the difficult mix of preparing food the tastes, great but is healthy as well. I usually put on weight during vacation and did not on this one, but I ate like a king. Fresh baked bread,muffins and much more. The Exumas this time of year is just amazing. I have traveled the Caribbean for many years and the best beaches and water is in the Exumas. The crew has cruised these waters for many years and they have extensive knowledge of where to go and what to do. Adams was well connected with the local people and this made for a great experience. A real bonus of going this time of year (July) is that no one is there. We had all the beaches and anchorages to ourselves.
23-29 January, 2017 ~ Fun Times!
Photo from lovely Compass Cay. Guests happy with all the exploring in the Bahamas, catching a Mahi, lobster and eating all their favorite seafood.
Tori\'s creations 2017 on Rubicon
A few of Tori's delicious culinary dishes on Rubicon. Breakfast on Rubicon in the Bahamas Gluten free chick pea pizza crust Fruit delight
5-11 August, 2017 - Exumas Happy Hour
Guests having fun in Exumas!
5-11 August, 2017 – Life Changing!
My dearest Adam, To say this trip was AMAZING would be an understatement! It was life changing! Every part of my being has been touched and my life is altered forever. Thank you is not enough. I am forever grateful that we made this trip. You hold a place in my heart forever! God Bless you always, with love, Nancy Z P.S. Thank you for Jennifer. Dear Adam, Words can’t express our gratitude for all you did to make this an unforgettable 50th birthday for me. It is on that will be fondly remembered for the rest of my life. We enjoyed talking, laughing, and learning with and from you. Your knowledge is appreciated as well as your kind demeanor. We are so fortunate to have been able to meet such a wonderful and kind soul. Sincerely your friends, Dale & Ed Bristol, CT
5-12 August, 2017 ~ Fantastic!!
How was your overall experience? Fantastic. Would love to go back. Did the crew live up to your expectations? I really had no expectations but Adam and Jen were unbelievably welcoming and accommodating. We all made new friends How would you describe the food and drinks? Fish is good but not at every meal. Were you involved in planning the itinerary? We just went with the flow, it was great. What did you like most about your charter? Blue water everywhere and the crew. Would you recommend this yacht and crew to your friends? Absolutely Can you give me any hints as to how I can provide my clients with an even better experience? Good sun lotion is a must and a long sleeve shirt is a good idea too. Don’t bring half the clothes you think you need. Is there anything in particular you wish you had known in advance? August is off season in the Bahamas so restaurants are not well stocked. Georgetown is a rather impoverished area (Friendly people but not much to do) Is there anything else I should know? Adam was raised on the water and grew up in the Exumas, his knowledge of the area is outstanding. Would you recommend chartering a yacht or boat to others, now that you have done it yourself? Yes Brian
14-20 October 2017 - Great Trip!!
Great trip. Adam and Jen are such nice people. Scenery unmatched! Thanks for arranging.
November 21, 2017 ~ Hooked on Sail Chartering!
Adam was terrific. Very accommodating and friendly. Quite knowledgeable about the area and secluded spots to go. Jen was awesome. Gifted at creating unique food combinations using common ingredients. Crew was 5 Star! Yacht: Older boat, but very comfortable and functional. Itinerary: A great combination of remote, secluded spots and a couple of stops in 'civilization'. Sports & Leisure: Kayak and paddle boards were excellent. Snorkel and spearfish gear fine as well. Loved being able to troll for fish off the stern while under sail (caught four fish, one was delicious!). Food & Drinks: Adam makes a great gombay smash. Jen's appetizers were fantastic. We are now officially hooked on sail chartering! D.
19 - 23 March, 2018 ~ Nice Time!
My clients had a very nice time aboard Rubicon :) JL Broker
1-8 May, 2018 ~ A Memorable Experience!
The cruise was wonderful. The weather was very variable. A lot of squalls with rain, choppy waters and two nights of lightning, thunder, winds and rain. Most of the days had combi­nation of sun and clouds which worked out fine. Captain and chef were very courteous, knowledgeable and attentive to any request. The captain, Adam Dreffin was extremely knowledgeable about the area. He was able to plan the days according to the weather, currents and times of tourist boats coming to the different sites. Because of this we were able to avoid crowds and enjoy each spot. We hit all the tourist places and more. Because of the planning we were also able to make the most of the sunshine when available. Our chef, Jen, was enthusiastically health conscious. There was plenty of food and it was flavorful and filling and varied. Adam was very relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable. The yacht was comfortable, and clean. The itinerary was more than we expected. Adam was able to fit two or three destinations into one day (without seeming rushed). We were able to fit snorkeling into most days. Adam kindly agreed to let Michelle and Mike scuba off the boat and got four tanks for them. They were able to scuba three times while the rest of us snorkeled. The "L" Family
11-18 July, 2018 - Enjoyed Every Minute!
We enjoyed every minute right down to sleeping under the stars on the trampoline. The whole trip was very relaxing. The yacht was clean and well maintained. There was plenty of room since we were just two passengers. We used the paddle boards and the snorkeling gear. The diving was amazing. The chef did a wonderful job with the meals and was very keen to our eating habits. The captain was very experienced with sailing and quite knowledgeable with the area. He seemed to have a real understanding of exactly what we wanted to see and do. The crew also made our trip one to remember with the delicious meals and enjoyable socializing. We enjoyed their interaction and getting to know them. It was hard to say good by at the end of the trip. Just exactly what we were wanting. Relaxed, away from the crowds, quiet, and a real experience with some of the local culture. We want to just let Captain Adam and his cook Jenn know that we will always treasure the experience we had on Rubicon. It was a special time getting to know them. The Bahamas are beautiful, but their hospitality was the icing on the cake. Thank you again! The "T" Family
May 21, 2019 - 25th Wedding Anniversary
Adam was very accommodating with our requests and very knowledgeable. He worked very hard to ensure our trip was special and memorable. 4/5 Sophie is an incredible baker. Her daily fresh breads were a treat! Her chicken was a little overcooked but overall a great cook. Her fish dishes were also wonderful even the cracked conch which I had my doubts about. 4/5 We rated the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc) 4/5 We qualified the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board as a 4/5 (although maybe add some extra floating devices) (Adam - yes we shall add to Rubicon) We qualified the food and drinks as 4/5 Adam could come up with a couple more daily drink specials. We are mostly a beer and wine group so we were happy. (Adam - no problem I can certainly add a few more choices!) We qualified the entire experience of our trip as 4/5. We had some rainy weather that put a damper on a couple days but it was of no fault to the crew. Adam and Sophie made our 25th wedding anniversary special and memorable. I can't thank them enough for the amazing experience and for being so accommodating with all our requests.
November 9 - 15, 2019 ~ Many wonderful memories!
The crew was friendly and accommodating, Adam and Sophie were great we had everything we needed. The yacht was comfortable and clean. The yacht was well ventilated, we had a fan in the cabin but did not need it much with sea breezes coming in the port vents. The food was excellent and we enjoyed the presentation. We loved the area wish we could have seen more! My wife Debbie said it was the best vacation that we have taken and I agree! Adam and Sophie were great we enjoyed their company and shared many things with each other of our life experiences. We saw lots of wildlife. Dolphins came a swam with us in front of the boat for several minutes. While snorkeling we saw sting rays and sea turtles as well as numerous fish! And who could not enjoy the most beautiful water in the world not to mention gorgeous sun rises and sunsets, even a full moon one night! Adam caught a Mahi-Mahi fish which was prepared an we ate. Many wonderful memories we have to cherish the rest of our lives!!
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250
Summer 2021 $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250
Winter 2021 to 2022 $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250

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
Christmas Week: $14,575
New Years Week: $15,240
No Captain only for Christmas or New Years

DAY CHARTER rate is $2,070.00 + 4% tax for 6 pax; or $2,400.00 + 4% tax for 8 pax.
(Please ask for day charter rates up to 12 pax)

Special for weekly charters:
One Child $250 Discount per charter- aged 6 and under.
Repeat clients 5% discount

Please add 4% Port Authority Tax to charter rates
All inclusive Cruises of 7 days require 1 dinner ashore.

All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. To prorate these rates:
For 6 nights divide weekly rate by 7 and multiply by 6
For 5 nights or less divide weekly rate by 6 then multiply by number of nights.

Bottled waters are not included in the rates, as Rubicon has a charcoal filtered Reverse Osmosis water which is high quality. Rubicon is supporting eco-friendly "green" options by avoiding use of plastic bottles where possible.

REQUIRE 48 HOUR TURNAROUND BETWEEN CHARTERS IN EXUMAS
Yacht Relocation fees:
$2,000 Nassau each way
$1,700 Normans Cay each way
$1,000 Staniel Cay each way

A typical charter starting and finishing in Georgetown would be spending time around different islands each day. Lee Stocking for snorkeling, beach walk at Williams Cay along with SUP in a quiet bay. Snorkeling blue holes, enjoying quiet beaches and anchorages when not sailing.
Other islands to stop at would be Glass Cay, Stocking Island, White Bay Cay, Square Rock Cay.

Kitesurfing charters:
Kitesurfing lessons are additional, with a customized instruction rate ranges between $100 and $175 per person per hour, depending on experience.
For kitesurfing guests who know how to ride, and do not require tuition, the normal charter rate applies.

Locations if clients prefer to be dockside in the evenings: Exuma Yacht club, George Town. Emerald Bay Marina, Exuma, Cave Cay, Farmer's Cay, Staniel Cay. Clients will need to pay dockage fees.

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  • : Cat
  • : 23.6 Feet
  • : 3.0 Feet
  • : 5
  • : 2013 and Nov. 2015 when her sides, deck and cockpit sprayed with Awlgrip. partial refit January 2020 to include new hard floors throughout.
  • : 1997
  • : St. Francis
  • : 7 knots
  • : 11 knots
  • : Brand New Honda 2000 watt generator and a 2kw inverter
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
  • : Adam Dreffin
  • : USA
  • : No
  • : 1227745
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 2
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 2
Wash Basins: 3
Heads: 3
Electric Heads: -
Engine Details
Brand New Honda 2000 watt generator and a 2kw inverter
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Max Speed: 11 knotsUS Gall/Hr
Details
Refit: 2013 and Nov. 2015 when her sides, deck and cockpit sprayed with Awlgrip. partial refit January 2020 to include new hard floors throughout.
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: None
Locations
Winter Area: Bahamas
Summer Area: Bahamas
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: VHF
Cell phone

Guests can invest in $30/week for international wifi on their smartphones and iPads. Works great when 4 miles away from a repeater in the Exuma Cays. Each island has a repeater so sailing by or anchored there ensures a good connection.
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: Yes
# CD's: Library
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: -
Minimum Age: Any
Generator: Yes
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 2000 watts
Water Maker: Yes
Water Cap: -
Ice Maker: No
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: No
Nude: No
Hairdryers: No
# Port Hatches: 20
Guests Smokes: Cockpit & Outside
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: -
Guest Pets: -
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 11 ft
Dinghy hp: 25 hp
Dinghy # pax: 8
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: 1
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: No
Swim Platform: Yes
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Yes, extension port sugarscoop
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: 2 Yoyos
Rods: 2
Captain
Adam Dreffin
Nation: US
Born: 1986
License: MCA Master of Yachts 200 Tons
Languages: English and conversational Spanish (Adam)
Years Sailing: 20
Chef/Hostess
Sophie Difilippo
Nation: US
License: USCG Captain's licence
Years Sailing: 3
CAPTAIN: ADAM DREFFIN
Adam was born in the Exumas aboard the boat of his parents. He was a real water baby. He shot his first lobster at age 6. As a youth, Adam would disappear into hidden coves with his brother, trolling for fish while handling a sailing dinghy. He explored everywhere and is familiar with every island. His passion for the Bahamas is evident.

Adam's parents, along with his younger brother Warren, all set off for a world cruise on their sailing boat once the boys reached teenage years, so Adam is also very widely travelled to many exotic parts of the world. When they reached Australia the boys went to school and college there, whilst their parents continued their cruise back home to the Bahamas.

Summers during school, Adam captained catamarans for Broadreach Sailing School in the French West Indies with high school kids aboard. He's also captained large yachts in New England and delivered vessels from the Mediterranean. He has run charters aboard Rubicon for several years in Exumas, Bahamas.

Adam holds an MCA Master of Yachts 200 Tons. In addition to being a highly skilled captain, he is an avid sportsman on the water. He kite-surfs, windsurfs and relishes catching game fish while trolling between islands. He is also certified as a Sivananda yoga instructor.

CHEF/HOSTESS SOPHIE DIFILIPPO
Sophie is highly skilled , both as a chef and a captain holding a USCG Master license. She has a magnetic smile, an endearing personality and radiates the kind of happy that rubs off on everyone around her. Maybe that’s because she grew up on a small farm outside of Philadelphia with three, doting older brothers. Loving, fun yet challenging, a lot like yachting.

Sophie says, “Growing up I always had a strong passion for the ocean. I always waited with excitement for Friday after school to race down to the beach so I could go sailing. I was always outside, snowboarding in winter and in summer fishing and playing in the creek behind our house. On summer weekends my Dad and I would head to the beach to sail, racing most Wednesday nights on the Chesapeake.”

It was also thanks to Dad that Sophie became such an excellent chef. He taught her his Great Grandmother’s Italian recipes and she grew up cooking for the family. When she was just 14 years old she began working in an Italian restaurant and by 17 she was working on sailboats as a chef/mate. She quickly achieved her captain's license and worked as a delivery skipper. For the last two years she’s been delighting guests as chef/mate aboard a charter yacht in the Exumas, Bahamas.

Favorites meals to prepare: Italian dishes, fresh fish, and Greek dishes. Friends and guests especially rave about her sauces. Sophie is also adept at special meals, kids’ menus and restricted diets. Her motto: “Do what you love and love what you do.” Cooking and eating well top the charts!!

 

Our Bahamas sailing charters include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and alcohol. We will accommodate special diets (diabetics, vegans) with prior notice.  Fresh bread is prepared daily in time for an evening twilight dinner.    

 Menu 1:

Bahamas Breakfast  

All breakfasts served with coffee/tea and juices

Eggs Benedict    

Pancakes and Fruit       

Southwest Frittata

French Toast

Breakfast Burrito           

Muesli and Fruit

 

Bahamas Lunch      

All lunches served with fruit or chips  

Tuna Salad Sandwich    

Cold Cuts on Hoagie Roll           

Gourmet Nachos

Mushroom and Pepper Panini    

Chicken Caesar Salad

Fish Tacos

 

Cocktail Hour Hors D’oeuvres

Hummus with Garlic Chips

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Black Bean and Mango Salad

Conch Fritters

 

Bahamas Dinner

All dinners served with salad, a variety of side dishes and bread   

Asian Stir Fry

Lamb Chops and Grilled Vegetables       

Vegetable Lasagna

Fresh Catch of the Day 

Spicy Clam Pasta         

Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

Desserts

Variety of pies, cookies, and delicious treats

Menu 2:

BREAKFAST:

  • Banana cornbread pancakes with coconut and chia seeds topped with honey 
  • Omega bowls (chia porridge)
  • Frittata 
  • Bagels with salmon, capers, onions, tomato 
  • Coconut flour crepes with fruit 
  • Soul/smoothie bowls/tarts
  • Avocado toast
  • Fruit salad in papaya
  • Sweet potato biscuits
  • Candied oranges
  • Toasts
  • Frozen bananas with coconut milk and chia seeds

LUNCH:

  • Burritos/tacos/raw taco salad
  • Pesto subs/panini roasted peppers, sun dried tomatoes with cucumber slaw
  • Flat breads with vegetti pasta salad
  • Fish/chicken over Caribbean salad
  • Sweet potato crustini topped with 
  • Deconstructed sushi bowl with stuffed avocado
  • Collard wraps with fall veggies (salad samurai cashew paste)

DINNER:

  • Curry shrimp over black bean pasta
  • Shrimp boil with corn and potatoes
  • Fish with black bean salsa and saffron rice
  • Paella with cornbread 
  • Truffle sweet potatoes, vegetti pasta
  • Jessa's sweet potato salad

NIBBLES:

  • Caprese salad
  • Cheese and crackers with meat
  • Julianne veggies with hummus
  • Spring rolls with rice paper and edamame 

DESSERTS

  • Raw tartlets 
  • Nice cream

 

Glorious Sunsets
On charter on Rubicon you will experience some amazing sunsets..time for a chilled beer or cocktail.
Beach Bonfire
Beach Bonfire
Twin Kiting
Twin Kiting
April 2014
Great vacation on Rubicon!!!
Twin Lobsters
Twin Lobsters
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Nov. 2011
My wife petting a shark. Thought Id never see the day for that to happen! So, thanks for all the wild and fun adventures aboard Rubicon. Capt. Adams knowledge of the Exumas made our charter week very special. His enthusiasm was evident. We liked his flexibility and sweet disposition. The crew kept us laughing at our hesitation to get out there and really play with sharks, stingrays. Were pasting the photo in our office cubicle at work. Just to remind us where we want to go next year. Take us to another Out Island! We want to see more of the Bahamas! Cheers, A.J.
Feb. 2012
The crew on Rubicon were engaging & interesting. Adam's life experience aboard boats was impressive. Everything on the boat worked perfectly. Though we arrived with no particular agenda, we appreciated the suggestions of Capt. Adam. We hadn't taken much time to research the endless possibilities of destinations in the Exumas and Out Islands. We were lucky to come upon Rubicon. The opportunity really feel the islands seemed personal and passionate to Capt. Adam. His knowledge and kindness was especially appreciated. The crew's good sense of humor was grand in all ways too! Overall, such a fantastic week! Thanks for the fun times! J.&D.
April, 2013
When you said we might be able to swim with dolphins, turtles, sharks and rays, I wasnt sure you could pull it off. But wo! Watch out what you ask for! Good thing I have the photos you took with your underwater camera to show jy family and friends back home. They didnt believe me until I pulled out the one with the big turtle. What a wild day that was! The snorkeling was our favorite part of the trip, next to excellent meals on Rubicon. The reefs were colorful, fish were in good numbers and the anchorages pristine. When they say Bahamians are some of the friendliest people in the world, its true! We really liked the bar and food at Staniel and Chat n Chill. Greg
May, 2013
We had never been to the Bahamas before, so we were astounded at the abundant sealife and beauty of the Exumas. The remote anchorages were calm and scenic, and nature walks ashore introduced us to the incredible bird life. Our favorite adventure was taking the dinghy ride through the mangrove creeks. I never knew there could be so many turtles up there. The clarity of the water was just amazing. The best part was feeling the enthusiasm and love that Captain Adam had for the Exumas. We loved hearing island stories over some fantastic meals in the cockpit at night. Everything was wonderful, clean and more than we expected. Thanks for sharing your world with us! Ed, UK
12 November 2014
Awesome time in Stocking Island on Rubicon and beach.
November 2014 in the Exumas
A great time with Captain Adam on Rubicon in the Bahamas.
12-19 December 2014 Staniel Cay
The beach with the swimming pigs was an amazing experience.
12-19 December 2014 Staniel Cay
Was the yacht ready at the appointed time & place? YES Was the yacht clean and well maintained throughout your stay? YES Were the cabins comfortable & well stocked with linens/bedding? YES Were the crew friendly & personable hosts? YES, EXTRA How would you rate the meals/beverages? VERY GOOD Were the listed watersport toys in good condition & available? YES Did you enjoy the area you cruised? VERY MUCH What ONE THING stands out as the most memorable part of your charter? ADAM KNOWS THE BEST SPOTS WHETHER ON OR OFF SHORE. PERIOD. ONE OF THE BEST CAPTAINS I HAVE SAILED WITH. How would you rate your crew? VERY GOOD Would you charter this boat again or recommend it to friends? YES Any suggestions on how to improve your charter experience? NONE
Xmas charter 2014
Chilling out on Rubicon over Xmas 2014
New Year charter 2015
Great start to the New Year on Rubicon
April 10-17, 2016 Best Ever
Best ever Bahama boat trip. Thanks for so many memories (and sand dollars). Jackie This was such a blast, couldn't have been a better time. Thanks for making it into one of my top vacations! Fun drinks, fun yoga, fun everything. K I can't really put into words how enjoyable this trip has been. Thank you for making it so special (and for all the delicious food, especially the fish! Stan A perfect trip for us, thank you both for putting together an outstanding experience for our family. Bryan
May 1-9 2016, Exumas - A Great Time!
We had a great time. Adam's great local knowledge is a major advantage in finding snorkeling spots. I'm happy to say that we have never had a bad snorkel on Rubicon. His mate, Val, is lovely and a very good cook. They were very accommodating with our desire for a late dinner hour. Overall a great week in the Exumas. Adam was even able to procure some additional Conch for us so we had several opportunities to enjoy it during the cruise. Mike and Kathy
July 15 - 19, 2016- Bahamas ~ Amazing & Wonderful!
Bahamas Days at Rubicon: It was amazing and wonderful because we felt the nature experience. We loved swimming and exploring the islands. Adam was a wonderful captain and Tina...oh, Tina!!!! Super Tina. We loved her. She cooks so well and made us feel comfortable. She was so sweet with us, and funny too. Both made us remember this trip... This was the best vacation we had all year! Thanks for all! Josephina
July 24 - 31, 2016 ~ Extraordinary Adventure!
Guestbook entry: Many thanks to Adam and Tina for a fabulous week in paradise!! The food was extraordinary as was the snorkeling, sailing, adventures, and the weather! We loved hearing their stories of sailing the world and getting to know their whole wonderful family! Their adventures may leave a small footprint behind, but they left a large footprint on our hearts! Happy sailing! Love, Jill and Ernie❤️ Feedback to Broker: The crew was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. I cannot sing my praises high enough for Adam and Tina. Adam was a highly skilled captain with excellent knowledge of the area we cruised. He knew when and where to go for drift snorkeling, and as a result our snorkeling experience was better than any previous trip. Tina was a friendly and joyful host. The Rubicon was comfortable, clean and well ventilated. I liked the fact that each cabin had its own head. The Rubicon was the perfect mix of performance and comfort. Tina was a great hostess and cook. I ate better on the boat than I eat at home. Tina manages the difficult mix of preparing food the tastes, great but is healthy as well. I usually put on weight during vacation and did not on this one, but I ate like a king. Fresh baked bread,muffins and much more. The Exumas this time of year is just amazing. I have traveled the Caribbean for many years and the best beaches and water is in the Exumas. The crew has cruised these waters for many years and they have extensive knowledge of where to go and what to do. Adams was well connected with the local people and this made for a great experience. A real bonus of going this time of year (July) is that no one is there. We had all the beaches and anchorages to ourselves.
23-29 January, 2017 ~ Fun Times!
Photo from lovely Compass Cay. Guests happy with all the exploring in the Bahamas, catching a Mahi, lobster and eating all their favorite seafood.
Tori\'s creations 2017 on Rubicon
A few of Tori's delicious culinary dishes on Rubicon. Breakfast on Rubicon in the Bahamas Gluten free chick pea pizza crust Fruit delight
5-11 August, 2017 - Exumas Happy Hour
Guests having fun in Exumas!
5-11 August, 2017 – Life Changing!
My dearest Adam, To say this trip was AMAZING would be an understatement! It was life changing! Every part of my being has been touched and my life is altered forever. Thank you is not enough. I am forever grateful that we made this trip. You hold a place in my heart forever! God Bless you always, with love, Nancy Z P.S. Thank you for Jennifer. Dear Adam, Words can’t express our gratitude for all you did to make this an unforgettable 50th birthday for me. It is on that will be fondly remembered for the rest of my life. We enjoyed talking, laughing, and learning with and from you. Your knowledge is appreciated as well as your kind demeanor. We are so fortunate to have been able to meet such a wonderful and kind soul. Sincerely your friends, Dale & Ed Bristol, CT
5-12 August, 2017 ~ Fantastic!!
How was your overall experience? Fantastic. Would love to go back. Did the crew live up to your expectations? I really had no expectations but Adam and Jen were unbelievably welcoming and accommodating. We all made new friends How would you describe the food and drinks? Fish is good but not at every meal. Were you involved in planning the itinerary? We just went with the flow, it was great. What did you like most about your charter? Blue water everywhere and the crew. Would you recommend this yacht and crew to your friends? Absolutely Can you give me any hints as to how I can provide my clients with an even better experience? Good sun lotion is a must and a long sleeve shirt is a good idea too. Don’t bring half the clothes you think you need. Is there anything in particular you wish you had known in advance? August is off season in the Bahamas so restaurants are not well stocked. Georgetown is a rather impoverished area (Friendly people but not much to do) Is there anything else I should know? Adam was raised on the water and grew up in the Exumas, his knowledge of the area is outstanding. Would you recommend chartering a yacht or boat to others, now that you have done it yourself? Yes Brian
14-20 October 2017 - Great Trip!!
Great trip. Adam and Jen are such nice people. Scenery unmatched! Thanks for arranging.
November 21, 2017 ~ Hooked on Sail Chartering!
Adam was terrific. Very accommodating and friendly. Quite knowledgeable about the area and secluded spots to go. Jen was awesome. Gifted at creating unique food combinations using common ingredients. Crew was 5 Star! Yacht: Older boat, but very comfortable and functional. Itinerary: A great combination of remote, secluded spots and a couple of stops in 'civilization'. Sports & Leisure: Kayak and paddle boards were excellent. Snorkel and spearfish gear fine as well. Loved being able to troll for fish off the stern while under sail (caught four fish, one was delicious!). Food & Drinks: Adam makes a great gombay smash. Jen's appetizers were fantastic. We are now officially hooked on sail chartering! D.
19 - 23 March, 2018 ~ Nice Time!
My clients had a very nice time aboard Rubicon :) JL Broker
1-8 May, 2018 ~ A Memorable Experience!
The cruise was wonderful. The weather was very variable. A lot of squalls with rain, choppy waters and two nights of lightning, thunder, winds and rain. Most of the days had combi­nation of sun and clouds which worked out fine. Captain and chef were very courteous, knowledgeable and attentive to any request. The captain, Adam Dreffin was extremely knowledgeable about the area. He was able to plan the days according to the weather, currents and times of tourist boats coming to the different sites. Because of this we were able to avoid crowds and enjoy each spot. We hit all the tourist places and more. Because of the planning we were also able to make the most of the sunshine when available. Our chef, Jen, was enthusiastically health conscious. There was plenty of food and it was flavorful and filling and varied. Adam was very relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable. The yacht was comfortable, and clean. The itinerary was more than we expected. Adam was able to fit two or three destinations into one day (without seeming rushed). We were able to fit snorkeling into most days. Adam kindly agreed to let Michelle and Mike scuba off the boat and got four tanks for them. They were able to scuba three times while the rest of us snorkeled. The "L" Family
11-18 July, 2018 - Enjoyed Every Minute!
We enjoyed every minute right down to sleeping under the stars on the trampoline. The whole trip was very relaxing. The yacht was clean and well maintained. There was plenty of room since we were just two passengers. We used the paddle boards and the snorkeling gear. The diving was amazing. The chef did a wonderful job with the meals and was very keen to our eating habits. The captain was very experienced with sailing and quite knowledgeable with the area. He seemed to have a real understanding of exactly what we wanted to see and do. The crew also made our trip one to remember with the delicious meals and enjoyable socializing. We enjoyed their interaction and getting to know them. It was hard to say good by at the end of the trip. Just exactly what we were wanting. Relaxed, away from the crowds, quiet, and a real experience with some of the local culture. We want to just let Captain Adam and his cook Jenn know that we will always treasure the experience we had on Rubicon. It was a special time getting to know them. The Bahamas are beautiful, but their hospitality was the icing on the cake. Thank you again! The "T" Family
May 21, 2019 - 25th Wedding Anniversary
Adam was very accommodating with our requests and very knowledgeable. He worked very hard to ensure our trip was special and memorable. 4/5 Sophie is an incredible baker. Her daily fresh breads were a treat! Her chicken was a little overcooked but overall a great cook. Her fish dishes were also wonderful even the cracked conch which I had my doubts about. 4/5 We rated the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc) 4/5 We qualified the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board as a 4/5 (although maybe add some extra floating devices) (Adam - yes we shall add to Rubicon) We qualified the food and drinks as 4/5 Adam could come up with a couple more daily drink specials. We are mostly a beer and wine group so we were happy. (Adam - no problem I can certainly add a few more choices!) We qualified the entire experience of our trip as 4/5. We had some rainy weather that put a damper on a couple days but it was of no fault to the crew. Adam and Sophie made our 25th wedding anniversary special and memorable. I can't thank them enough for the amazing experience and for being so accommodating with all our requests.
November 9 - 15, 2019 ~ Many wonderful memories!
The crew was friendly and accommodating, Adam and Sophie were great we had everything we needed. The yacht was comfortable and clean. The yacht was well ventilated, we had a fan in the cabin but did not need it much with sea breezes coming in the port vents. The food was excellent and we enjoyed the presentation. We loved the area wish we could have seen more! My wife Debbie said it was the best vacation that we have taken and I agree! Adam and Sophie were great we enjoyed their company and shared many things with each other of our life experiences. We saw lots of wildlife. Dolphins came a swam with us in front of the boat for several minutes. While snorkeling we saw sting rays and sea turtles as well as numerous fish! And who could not enjoy the most beautiful water in the world not to mention gorgeous sun rises and sunsets, even a full moon one night! Adam caught a Mahi-Mahi fish which was prepared an we ate. Many wonderful memories we have to cherish the rest of our lives!!
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250
Summer 2021 $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250
Winter 2021 to 2022 $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250

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
Christmas Week: $14,575
New Years Week: $15,240
No Captain only for Christmas or New Years

DAY CHARTER rate is $2,070.00 + 4% tax for 6 pax; or $2,400.00 + 4% tax for 8 pax.
(Please ask for day charter rates up to 12 pax)

Special for weekly charters:
One Child $250 Discount per charter- aged 6 and under.
Repeat clients 5% discount

Please add 4% Port Authority Tax to charter rates
All inclusive Cruises of 7 days require 1 dinner ashore.

All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. To prorate these rates:
For 6 nights divide weekly rate by 7 and multiply by 6
For 5 nights or less divide weekly rate by 6 then multiply by number of nights.

Bottled waters are not included in the rates, as Rubicon has a charcoal filtered Reverse Osmosis water which is high quality. Rubicon is supporting eco-friendly "green" options by avoiding use of plastic bottles where possible.

REQUIRE 48 HOUR TURNAROUND BETWEEN CHARTERS IN EXUMAS
Yacht Relocation fees:
$2,000 Nassau each way
$1,700 Normans Cay each way
$1,000 Staniel Cay each way

A typical charter starting and finishing in Georgetown would be spending time around different islands each day. Lee Stocking for snorkeling, beach walk at Williams Cay along with SUP in a quiet bay. Snorkeling blue holes, enjoying quiet beaches and anchorages when not sailing.
Other islands to stop at would be Glass Cay, Stocking Island, White Bay Cay, Square Rock Cay.

Kitesurfing charters:
Kitesurfing lessons are additional, with a customized instruction rate ranges between $100 and $175 per person per hour, depending on experience.
For kitesurfing guests who know how to ride, and do not require tuition, the normal charter rate applies.

Locations if clients prefer to be dockside in the evenings: Exuma Yacht club, George Town. Emerald Bay Marina, Exuma, Cave Cay, Farmer's Cay, Staniel Cay. Clients will need to pay dockage fees.
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