|Guest cabin configuration:|
|4 Double en-suite cabins with AC|
|Children Min. Age||None|
|Home port||Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
|Available for USVI pickups with more than 6 passengers|
Sailing on Catamaran Belline II is like a magic carpet ride... "On a cloud of sound Any place it goes is right Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here... " (Steppenwolf) Her two hulls give space... speed and stability Leave your stress, traffic jams, gotta-do's, hafta-do's and if you wish even your cell/mobile/wifi/keepintouch-devices behind and experience the richness of a lonely island, a quiet bay, a deserted beach on the fully equipped yacht. Diving... off the yacht and into crystal clear, warm waters, blending into the world of stunning underwater playgrounds, showing the fish your big grin. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the most fascinating reefs still alive in the world today. Or even blow the first bubbles under water with your own PADI dive instructor. During your sailing cruise you can enjoy all the on-board toys and top your vacation experience with our wakeboard, double seated kayak, fishing rods, aquanaut and much more activities tomake your sailing holidays a great success! We love eating, so we love food - and we love to cook! We are devoted to enjoying preparing new and different meals as well as the classic, traditional dishes. You will see how we can surprise you. Belline II is perfect for a sailing vacation with both, friends and family. It's Sun and Fun. Who knows, maybe soon you are sitting on deck with a cold drink in your hand! (and a big grin!)!!!
Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Four luxurious cabins offer our guests private and comfortable accommodation. Each cabin has a queen-size bed, complete inventory of towels, bookshelves and fans, and ample storage space.
Private en suite head and shower with hot and cold water, hair dryers,towels and soaps are provided to your convenience.
14ft. Tender, 60 Hp Yamaha, Water Ski , , Pool Noodles, Aquanauts, Inner Tube, Wake Board , Beach Games, Sorry, no fishing in the BVI.
Walter & Arlette
Walter Wegmann - Captain and Chef
After April, 2017, Walter will be available for charters "on request", with Arlette and Jeremie taking the helm on a full-time basis.
Walter is a licensed captain and a certified mechanic from Switzerland. He always has a helping hand for other boaters, too! They call him, "Walter-will-fix-it".
During a very cold and rainy summer in Europe in 1987, Walter shruffed off the chill and flew off to the Dominican Republic for a dive vacation. He fell in love with the beauty of the Caribbean and stayed, opening one of the first European dive schools there. He never stopped dreaming from the perfect dive & relax vacation solution.
In 1991 he went to France and setting foot for the first time on Belline ll. After some customization work on the catamaran, Walter sailed through the challenging Bay of Biscay, off to the Mediterranean Sea, where he cruised along the French coast, the Spain's Balearic Islands, Gibraltar and the Canary Islands. From there Walter and his crew set Belline's sails for the crossing of the broad Atlantic. They had a wonderfully quiet and blissful crossing, and made landfall 21 days later in the British Virgin Islands. Walter and his crew thought they where the next Columbus in Paradise, when they found that the beer at Pusser's was only a nickel! (What they didn't know was, they had landed on a Thursday, when Pusser's Pub was celebrating a special "nickel-night"). ..read more
Walter will be not only be your all-inclusive vacations charter yacht captain, but also your gourmet chef, as cooking is he's true passion! Somebody even said: "You cook better than my mother!" That says everything, doesn't it?
During all this time Walter has hosted over 3000 guests and made lots of new friends, many returning year after year to enjoy their "dream come true" Caribbean vacation.
Arlette Wyss - First mate and dive instructor
Arlette Wyss is also a native of Switzerland. She is a certified horse trainer, specializing in a variety of equestrian disciplines. She traveled extensively the past 5 years, crossing the USA by Greyhound bus from west to east, working in Idaho and Nevada as a real cowgirl, reprised that role in Brasil as a "gauchera" on a "facenda", conquered the Amazon, hiked through Iceland, drove all over New Zealand, slept under the stars in the Sahara Desert and explored the west coast of Greenland on a sailing expedition.
But nothing can beat the beautiful Caribbean and the life on the water. She was only a small child when she was the first time sailing on Belline II with her family. That obviously impressed her enough to return again and again, and to dream of a life on Belline II. Arlette has a Swiss yachtmaster's license, a 50ft RIB license and VHF certification. Also as a professional PADI dive instructor she's always happy to take you on a dive around the most stunning reefs of the Caribbean or even blow the first bubbles with you! Arlette achieved a Swiss certification in professional bartending, presentation and service of drinks and snacks.
Her happy face earns her favour and empathy and a smile is always there, even in moments when it's hectic, with quick thinking and action required. She is comfortable running all deck duties, and she keeps all water sports activities fully under control.
Arlette has been crewing on-and-off with the Belline ll on several charters in the past three years and she worked with Walter in the summer months in the boat yard.
Joining with Arlette aboard Belline 2 in Spring, 2017:
Jeremie Rouaix: Chef Improv Extraordinaire, Passionate Kite Instructor & All round Good Vibe Ambassador turns love for food into a feast for all and gets you up and kiting with a confident grin
32 years ago this compassionate, free spirit Jeremy was born in the mountains of Grenoble, France. With a powerful inner call for freedom, he left home at the age of 15 to start a nomadic life in his home country. He set off to quench his thirst to learn about and share his first passion, cooking. A quest driven by his motto, a day not learned is a day not lived, guiding him in every venture that was to come.
His passion for cooking lead him to the South of France, mastering the healthy Mediterranean style of making pizza, tapas, meats and fish. Influenced by living close to the Ocean, he further developed his love for the art working with what he has. One that is characterized by his unique inventive style that has friends and guests all over the world demanding that if there is a party, or it simply being time to eat, that Jeremy cooks.
His nomadic drive had him travel around the world, working extensively in the hospitality and restaurant industry for 10 years, inspiring his inventive cooking even further. Perfecting his Mediterranean cuisine with an Italian chef in Australia, teaching him the finer trade secrets for recipes such as pizza dough. Applying and improvising the Thai kitchen, integrating Moroccan cuisine and developing his delicious trademark, and secret, burger recipe, to creating an array of Tuna dishes. Can you say Yum? 
Fast forward to today, he is now installing himself on Belline II and becoming a valued member of the crew. Adding to the team and guest experience a style of cuisine that proves to be ideal for the Caribbean environment where improvisation is a high in demand skill. Most importantly nourishing all with a zest and love for creating recipes from fresh local produce that tantalizes many a taste bud and stomach. We dare you to pass on one of his creations, arg!
As much as travelling has influenced and honed his culinary skills, being passionate Jeremy, the man developed more than one skill. While on vacation he fell in love with Kite Surfing. A love affair of such an intense nature he decided leave France, sell everything and finance his training to become a Certified IKO Level2 Instructor with CPR First Aid, in Kho Pan gang Thailand.
Even though the kiting there was bad due to light winds, his go-getter attitude applied these conditions to learn to kite and teach in the most varied of conditions. This was 7 years ago and he has not regretted it for one second. Since then he has been travelling the world even more, teaching kiting, managing schools and enjoying the life.
After Thailand he moved on to Freemantle in Australia, followed by Dakhla in Morocco. Next was the Bahama's with its pristine blue waters. Even though the wind was unreliable, seeing Manta Ray and shark under his board while kiting made this the most beautiful place he kited in his life. The next few years he spent exploring the Caribbean Islands and South America, teaching kiting and making friends with his cooking skills.
His enthusiasm for sharing what he loves and passion for life in general, comes through in his skill to teach. In particular, he loves sharing his knowledge and love for water and kiting with beginners. Approaching it with a have fun in the water attitude, gently pushing his students to progress, to have a big smile when they come out of the water. Fueling their stoke from dreamer to actually kiting and giving them the self-confidence to continue on their own when initial training is over.
Speaking fluent French and English, advanced Spanish and a wee bit of Italian and Dutch we are confident he will be able to transfer his knowledge, experience and passion to all. This on top of his positive, humorous and can-do attitude, always willing to share good vibes and a hug where requested, we believe he will fit in perfectly on Belline II and our Back to Basics philosophy.
Walter will be available by request and/or for repeat guests aboard Belline 2
Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.
Hours required between charters: 48 hours
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Belline II!
Thank you for changing our perspective and our lives for the week whole! See you next time Brian
We had the most Amazing trip and look forward to the next time. Cheers to healt and happiness in the new year! Love Alison
I love my visit,
The Nolens & Smiths from Charlotte, NC
We thouroughly enjoyed our vacation aboard the Belline, we had a wonderful trip.
Thank you for:
- The welcoming champagne toast
. The thanksgiving turkey
- John's birthday dinner + cake
. Helping complete our PADI SCUBA certifications
- Saving Georg's life by punching him in the stomach
- Thanks for being such an amazing SCUBA instructor and making us feel comfortable diving the dives.
.Willy T's, Soggy $ + Foxy's
- Losing Belline 3 times in backgammon was... and winning her back 4 times.
- Sharing your life stories... and those of your family... Eddie, Ross, Jeff, Roger... - Awesome food
- Sleeping under the milky way
Looking forward to our next Belline trip! If i had one word to describe our experience it would be wow! The islands, the underwater adventures and we can't forget the weather! However, it was your energy, positivity and openness that mad this trip of a lifetime complete!
We will never cherish our time with you both aboard the Belline II and hope that you two will enjoy some of our memories. There will also be those memories that will remain a little soggy. From the many shots aboard the drunken Willie t's, to the naked in 3.2 painkillers at soggy dollar bar.
We cannot thank you enough. May our paths cross again, either in in the Caribbean islands or in Rhode Island!
John, Denise, George, Jenni, Dri, Karina, Hamilton and Brooklyn
Thank you for the great vacation. We all had the best experience of our life. The boat was perfect for our family. We liked the layout of the boat. It was open and spacious and easy to get around. From our first meal to our last meal everything was amazing. The BBQ on the beach was very special. It was great to go were no one was around. We loved swimming around in the ocean and had fun with the inner-tube and aquanaut. The scuba diving was amazing and we got to see so many cool fish and coral, especially the lion fish. There was so much to see on shore as well, our favorite spots including Union Island and mainland Grenada. We were surprised with the amount of rain around Grenada and the Grenadines but we loved the warm wet weather. Some of our favorite memories were snorkeling in the Tobago cays with the turtels, riding the tube and eating dinner on Union Island. Again, the vacation was amazing and you two were outstanding hosts. David, Ethan, Lee and Isabel.
Scho zum 2. mal hemmer uf de guete Belline wunderschni Ferie drfe erlebe! Das mal simmer vo Martinique us bis da abe uf Grenada gseglet und au wenns chli anderst isch als d'BVI hets eus allne mega guet gfalle. D'Highlights vo de 1. Wuche sind definitiv die grosse Teller gsi wo mer (bzw. zum glck au de Walti) versenkt hend. D'Flo mit de Jungs uf dem Kajak nahzzieh und die legendri und unvergesslichi wanderig (4h statt 1.5h wo mer denkt hend) Au i de 2. Wuche hemmer unvergesslichi Moment wie s'sushi esse, s'nachtschnorchle oder de usflug a eisem leider scho leste tag zu de seven sisters waterfalls drfe erlbe. Mier sind 2 wuche lang mit erstklassigem esse verwhnt worde, hend viell vo eu drfe lerne und sind immer wieder mal nch bide iheimische gsi, was sicher alli interessant funde hend. Mier hend unglaublich viell spass gha & danket eu allne fr die unvergssliche Ferie! We wish all of you only the best!
Schhle's und Walder's
The Shrim family (Dimonte)
Phil, Claudia, Sarah, Ashley
Thank you for a trip of a lifetime, Walti and Arlette! The places you took us to were absolutely amazing... all Paradise! We also loved getting to know both of you and hearing about all of your adventures. We could not have asked for a better crew and truly appreciate your incredible hospitality. I have a feeling this was only the first of many more travels on Belline II. Safe travels to you and we'll se you soon!
Love, The Stillson Family
Terri, Mike, Hannah & Ashley
I will never forget about this amazing vacation spent on the Belline II. From private beaches to great food and funny shrimtalks at night, no vacation will ever compare to this. Every beach and island we went to were so amazing... and when I thought it couldn't get Better, it did! save travels and we'll see you soon!
Hannah Stillson (shrimp)
This has been the best trip ever! I loved very island that we went to. I hope that we can spend many more vacations on the Belline II Thank you guys so much
*In Forest Gump Voice*
Does anyone want some shrimp? We got spicy shrimp, sweet shrimp, sour shrimp, bitter shrimp, peanut butter shrim, pineapple shrimp, all kinds of shrimp you can imagine! Just we got no Tomatoes because tomatoes aren't healty! We also got Mexican, Italian, sushi, Hambuger. candy, chips cookies... allt the food you can imagine! we don't make nothing with tomatoes though. No ketchup, no tomato sauce. But we got pesto and alfredo sauce! My shrimp are the freshest shrimp you can get bc they come from the ocean! What i do to find my shrimp is simply snorkel for them and put them in my shrimp bucket! Shrimp is my speciality. However, that's not the only seafood I sell. I also got clams, oysters, crab, lobster and every fish that lives in the ocean... Just NO TOMATOES!
But in the end, everything's just a shrimp. Yu're a shrimp, I'm a shrim, every noe's a Shrimp! Belline II is even a shrimp. We want to sell as much shrimp as we can, so we mad a song and a dance move. " Now watch me shrimp, now watch me shrimp shrimp. Now watch me shrimp shrimp, now watch e shrimp shrimp. Now i'll be right over with your shrimp. That was the sweet shrimp you said you wanted? Shine a light and ill come find you on my innertube and bucket of delicieus shrimp"
Hannah and the Ashley's
Walti + Arlette
When we first set sail, you told me this was not a cruise but adventure. The word "adventure" does describe our experience. While i am thinking of our incredible voyage, I am feeling tears of happyness. The Belline II has became a home for us, and the crew will always be part of our family. This week we have expanded so much, and I have seen that less is really more. It is that simple. Things that have made this the absolut best. I have seen my teenager daughters have been kids again. The family has growen together. I cannot thank you both enough! you truly are the Best!
Safe, fun, adventerous, good food, music, joy, color, nature, sun, shells, sea + Booze! A Family adventure like no other! Thank you sincerly Arlette and Walti for a trip of a lifetime. We wish you sunshine, calm seas and a HERB GARDEN! We hope our paths will cross again!
Love the McNally Family
This trip is always the greatest. It makes other vacations not worth taking! Thank you for being such incredible hosts and wonderful friends to us! We love comming and hate to leave. We will be back for more fun in the sun soon! Much Love and thanks! Michelle, Ian, Tum, Lynn, Bill, Stacy, Sarah and Martin
Quotes from the Boat: "Hi, I'm Shellkat maby you've heard of me? I'm a 1 person party"
"It's monday and we allready lost all of our stuff!"
"I need a couple of strong guys to help me... you should ask Stacy!" "Boom goes the dynamite!"
"Bill just pulled the plug on the super Bowl! What 's he doing back on shore anyway? Tell him we have mashed potatoes!"
"I would like to officially name this island shut up Stacy Island"
"Murder Island is scary but it has great sandwiches!"
"See Walti, I told you it's possible to spend 500$ at Willy T's!"
I know you need it to sail, but can we keep this map as a souvenir?"
Best boat song = Son of a Bitch, give me a Drink! Thanks for all the great memories! p.s. If you fiend my other flipfloppy, i'll be back to collect it in 2018, Stacy