|Guest cabin configuration:|
|1 King, 4 Queen (1 can convert to Twin) en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||No minimum|
|Home port||Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
|Available for USVI pickups with more than 6 passengers|
Akasha offers a huge amount of space including the very large trampolines forward and the flybridge up top with helm station and a great view as well as a broad, shaded cockpit area and access to the air conditioned saloon. The yacht is very comfortable for parties of up to 10 guests and is loaded with water toys and diving options, offers excellent dining, has a fun crew and makes for an excellent platform to sail and explore the Caribbean with your family and friends.
Akasha is based in the British Virgin Islands and is available for charter throughout the Caribbean including starting the charter in St Thomas, USVI. Within the BVIs the yacht can comfortably cover all of the islands in a 7 night charter including Anegada, and in the summer months Akasha will also be available to sail the Caribbean Grenadines from St Vincent to Grenada or round trip Grenada.
Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Home)
Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Home)
Trellis Bay, Beef Island, British Virgin Islands (Additional)
Marina Fort Louis, St Martin, Caribbean Leeward Islands (Away)
Five private, en-suite guest cabins including one King, master suite and four Queen cabins - one of which can be split into twin beds. All with A/C and flat screens.
1 Master Cabin
The magnificent master cabin enjoys all of the luxury and amenities of the guest cabins but in addition boasts: King-size bed
Separate seating area
Large marble-clad bathroom complete with Jacuzzi spa bath and separate shower
Walk-in wardrobe for personal effects
BOSE entertainment system with wireless connection, Apple compatible
Wi Fi Internet
Panoramic views from windows spanning the entire width of the yacht
4 additional Guest Cabins
Akasha has four double ensuite queen#size guest cabins. One of which can be converted to a twin. Each cabin comes complete with:
Flat screen TV
Playstation 2 (doubles as CD/DVD player)
DVD's and console games
Ample clothes storage
Ensuite shower room
Individually controlled air conditioning
The inside living area is furnished to a very high standard incorporating comfortable leather sofa; 40" retractable satellite LCD TV; state of the art BOSE WAVE entertainment system for DVD and CD's along with a comprehensive library of films, music, games and Direct TV.
The fully equipped bar area, which also serves the cockpit and formal dining area, allows guests to relax and enjoy fine food and wine in space and comfort. Oil paintings and original signed lithographs by Nelson Mandela adorn the walls and a magnificent bronze sculpture by Christopher Bladen completes the atmosphere of comfort and luxury.
The navigation station is sure to be of interest to sailing enthusiasts with its color display of radar, chart plotting and boat performance information.
As the yacht is sailed entirely from the flybridge the spacious cockpit is exclusively reserved for the entertainment and comfort of guests. Its facilities include an outdoor dining table comfortably seating 10, two large sunbathing mattresses, large areas of cushioned seating and the main bar which serves both the cockpit and the saloon.
Large and stable steps lead to swimming platforms at the rear of each hull and between the hulls, the dingy dock allows easy and safe access to Akasha's large and comfortable tender.
Akasha's unique, spacious flybridge provides a superb relaxation and sunbathing area complete with comfortable cushioned seating, a refrigerated bar for refreshments and breathtaking 360 degree views. These views create a spectacular observational point for watersports, beautiful views at sunset and the perfect spot for night time stargazing. This substantial entertainment area can accommodate all ten guests and four crew at any time with ease.
The flybridge sunshade is quick and easy for the crew to rig and provides shade from the midday sun whilst still enjoying the panoramic views!
Akasha's size means that her trampolines are truly vast! They make a great spot for laying out and sunbathing in the Caribbean heat. With the breeze passing through the net you can stay nice and cool, even on the hottest of days.
The trampolines are easily reached from the rear of the yacht via Akasha's wide walkways. There is also a swim ladder between the trampolines which can be lowered when swimming.
Akasha's generously proportioned galley is fully equipped with all of the culinary tools our chef needs to cook exceptional cuisine for our guests. Wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread from the bread maker... Enjoy fresh coffee from the espresso machine. In the evening sit back and unwind with a glass of perfectly chilled wine from our temperature controlled wine cellar.
Usually cold storage is limited on yachts. Akasha has been designed to have plentiful cold storage. With separate drinks fridges in the bar area and up on the flybridge the large galley fridge and freezer are, unusually, solely reserved for food storage. Therefore Akasha can carry a larger quantity and variety of fresh food supplies than many other yachts.
Oswaldo & Briar
Captain Oswaldo Cruz
Oswaldo (Mexican) fell in love with the ocean during his time in the Navy. After service he spent ten years owning and developing a specialist dive center in which he took Mexico's elite on dive tours around the world, in between representing his country in free diving competitions.
Oswalso completed his RYA Yacht-master training in the challenging waters around the UK, and in 2009 moved to the BVI where he met Briar.
Chef Briar Smith
Briar (New Zealand) left home to travel the world in her early twenties. Visiting and working in a variety of countries led her to discover a passion for food and cooking. As an avid volunteer worker she has spent time in Israel and the Galapagos as well as travelling the America's and Europe.
Briar has completed a number of training courses at Ashburton Culinary School as well as advanced training at Gastronomicom in France, a 1 Michelin star International training Academy.
This training, her love for food of all cultures and her past experience in the galley has her effortlessly delivering a variety of cuisines with amazingly full flavors. All dishes are presented with attention to detail and elegance.
Briar is naturally good with people and her warm and friendly personality is a great asset to the Akasha team.
Oswaldo and Briar have been working aboard a variety of charter catamarans in the Caribbean and now call Akasha home. They are joined by a Mate / Dive Master and Stewardess / Masseuse to round out a crew of four to cater for your perfect Caribbean sailing vacation.See reviews
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The captain and chef, Oswaldo & Briar were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They answered every question we had, as did Jos and Julia.
Our favorite aspect was the space. Everyone had plenty of places to hang out, in the sun, out of the sun, in the breeze, etc. All of the water toys were great too!
The food was amazing and Briar did a great job changing some things on the fly. Oswaldo did a great job of picking places to go, depending on weather and activities.
Jessica A, aboard Catamaran Akasha sailing the Virgin Islands
The crew exceeded everything we could have imagined. This crew could not be any kinder, nor work any harder. They read the group and individuals so well. Being three generations, we were not an easy profile, and they were incredibly gracious, anticipating every need and desire ahead of time. Love these four!
Akasha was kept immaculately. Great catamaran - we chose well for our needs. Size and amenities were our favorite aspect. Love the fly bridge where we could all be at once as well as the fantastic outdoor dining.
Regarding the menu: I don't know how she did it. We had food allergy challenges and Briar created the most magnificent meals and desserts. Everyone was awed by her talent and food. Always eagerly consumed!
We enjoyed the Virgin Islands very much. The crew was accommodating to everything we wanted to do.
John was always quick to reply and to help us choose the right sailing vessel for our group. Details easy to acquire and great website.
Honestly, it was perfect. None of us could even come up with an improvement to offer. Fantastic trip.
Kathy M, aboard Catamaran Akasha sailing the Virgin Islands
Wonderful voyage, mucho fun food and sun. All our needs catered for!
I just wanted to thank you for such an awesome week. The crew was amazing and was focused on our comfort and having fun. Andy took us out for water sports which was a blast. Amanda made the best drinks. Briar made the best meals and thats coming from a picky eater. Oswaldo made sure that we knew the plan and would ask for our input daily. This was my first time on a boat and to be honest I probably won't have as much fun the next time! Thank you.
Thank you for a wonderful vacation! Everywhere we traveled was stunning and you treated us to the best food drinks and experiences around. I appreciated how friendly and welcoming you all were from the start and how you embraced and became a part of our crazy family. Were not always the easiest crowd, but you managed to meet all of our needs and exceed our expectations! Well done. This experience was truly a dresam. A big thanks to you all for being such a special part of this unforgettable trip.
What a fantastic trip! Thank you so much for everything youve done for us, its been totally unforgettable. As a self confessed land mammal this trip has been my first experience of sailing, snorkeling, water sports, and much much more, which youve made so enjoyable, especially when followed by Amandas sunset cocktails! Fantastic food also from Briar. Lots of highly memorable meals with family and friends. Thank you for such an amazing holiday!
Had the most amazing time, thank you so much for everything. The food was absolutely stunning, the sailing was really fun, but the highlight had to be the tubing/waterskiing surrounded by beautiful scenery. Will miss being able to go diving so easily and seeing awesome underwater world. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon!
Thank you for making this trip one I wont forget. Filling our days with great food, fun, activities, great drinks and amazing views and beaches. Being able to go in the water all the time and jumping off the top was a blast. It was so fun to being on board of AKASHA. I am sooooooo sad to leave and hope to come again.
This trip wasnt just a trip it was the most fun I have ever had. I will never forget how good the food was (peanut butter and Jelly). The tubing it was so fun. The drinks were amazing and Oswaldo being a super nice and funny captain. This was the best trip ever.
Thank you for taking me tubing, thank you for the smoothies, thank you for letting us jump off the top and thank you for the good food. I loved being on the boat. 9 year old cruiser
Thank you for an unforgettable week. The memories will sustain me until the next visit, until then I wish you fair winds and a following sea.
We had an absolute blast this week! It was so much fun, and definitely the best weve ever eaten. The service was outstanding, you really spoiled us. Hopefully we can stay in touch!
What a wonderful beautiful trip you helped all of us to have. The BVI are beautiful and we have truly enjoyed every minute! Our fondest memories though will be of the personal time we got to spend with our fantastic crew! Best wishes to all of you. We hope to see you again.
Oswaldo and Briar your example sets the tone on board. So cheerful and accommodating - and the food was outstanding! Jos and Julia, you took such great care of us all! Many thanks for all the details youve helped us with. For me, this week was a dream come true. Having our two sons, and their brides to be all together for a beautiful week of laughter, sunshine and memory making was the greatest gift. I am so grateful! With the hope of returning for a future visit - I leave you today happy and content! Wishing you all the best, Kim
Akasha is a great boat and very well cared for, the crew are incredible. Oswaldo, Briar Julia and Jos were great both collectively and individually. They worked together as a well co-ordinated team without any evident effort. They all figured out all of us so as to know just how to teach and encourage us in all our attempts at new skills in the watersports. With all of us going in different directions on the water they still knew exactly where we were and the tender was on scene immediately for a capsized sailboat or just obvious tired paddlers. We all felt comfortable pushing our limits under their watchful eyes and instruction.
Briars meals were outstanding. We all broke our pledges to not gain weight on the first day aboard! Oswaldo was always everywhere and knew what we were all doing, in addition to doing the captain thing as if he had been doing it for decades. Jos and Julia were always right there, anticipating every need, even the ones we didnt know about! We would follow this crew to any boat.
The Archibalds, Mocklers and Rossettos
Julia, The perpetual cocktail hour was lovely, as was all of your attentive service.
Jos, Thank you for your tireless indulgence of all of our recreation whims.
Briar, We have never been so spectacularly well fed. We will surely remember you fondly every time we sit down to a meal without fresh bread or fresh muffins..
Oswaldo, You make captaining an enormous luxury catamaran look like a breeze. You run a fabulous show!
Thank you all for your gracious, patient, expert, charming service. You all made this week a trip well never forget.
Cheers to you in 2016! The Fromm
I can not think of one more thing you could have done to ensure a fabulous vacation for ALL of our family. And pleasing 3 generations - not easy! In fact you thought of things we could not have thought of. Thank you for the wonderful Christmas gifts and for sharing your Christmas with us. I wish the all of you all the best and hope I can sail with you again.
Xmas cruise through the BVI. Thank you for taking such great care of our family. Your every expectation was exceeded and we couldnt have asked for better, more personalized service. The food was the bomb - we all head home a bit more satisfied in our stomach area, LOL.
Cheers and Au Revoir, Happy New Year,
Thank you for a fabulous 8 days! Everything was over the top from the cuisine and making us feel like one big family. Julia, you are so sweet and always the bringer of our favorite beverage with a smile. Jos, your willingness to always be there to help with the watersports, fishing, snorkeling and diving. And always ready with a dry towel. Briar, your menus were so well chosen and your talents in the kitchen are deserving of awards. Oswaldo you are the best captain, able to put us in the best places for scenery and super snorkeling. Your handling of the Akasha is impressive. We love you all, Papa (Bob)
I cant think of a better way to celebrate our 25th with our 4 kids and spouses. It was the trip of a life time. Watching Purdy beat IU at Foxys was icing on the cake. The Akasha is an engineering masterpiece. How do they do it? The team work and leadership of the entire crew was unbelievable. In my 50 years of travelling you are the best crew of all time.
What a wonderful time we had on the Akasha! The crew was so accommodating and friendly. The food was amazing Briar.
Brian and Stacy
Awesome trip all around. We love you all and wish we could take you all home. Hope to see you all again on another voyage.
Doug and Julie
The perfect trip here on Akasha. Team (Oswaldo) Cruz doesnt have one detail to change. Oswaldo has a gift of patience and leadership exemplified when he teaches/refreshes scuba divers and leads his crew. Briars gift in the kitchen is nothing short of remarkable. We already miss you all!
Until next time!
Kris and Doug
What an amazing week, thanks for all the great times you shared with us, as well as taking care of our gluten/dairy/soy free gang. I look forward to making it back in the future.
What a pleasure to see two worlds at once, the islands and the ocean, all while being treated like royalty. For a brief while I will have the treats on our bed to remind me of how good Rabbits' cooking was and photos and video recalling the wonderful dives Kim and CJ took us on. From now on I will seek to have some of Harveys unending patience and good humor at every tribulation coming his way. Thank you.
Many thoughts but few words. You took great care of my family. I am sure we will all have fond memories. We will tell stories long into the future.
Mike J, aboard Catamaran Akasha sailing the Caribbean Leeward Islands
Akasha is available for charter throughout the Caribbean. Under sail she can cruise comfortably in excess of fourteen knots and under power her twin 240 horse power engines can achieve a similar speed.
Her size and speed mean that she is capable of cruising long distances from her base in the British Virgin Islands, allowing your holiday experience to be tailored to your requirements.
For short day sails the crew can take you around islands such as Virgin Gorda or Tortola, ('natures little secrets' in the BVI) where you travel from one island to another within a few hours.
If however, your preference is for longer voyages and distances, we can tailor your holiday accordingly. For example on a one-week charter you can travel the island chain from St Maarten to Guadeloupe or from St Lucia to the Grenadines, enabling you to see more of the Caribbean.
By customizing your sailing holiday in this way, we aim to give you the best Caribbean experience you could hope for, in luxury, style and the height of comfort.