|Guest cabin configuration:|
|1 Queen, 2 Double en-suite AC cabins|
|Children Min. Age||water safe|
|Home port||Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
Delphine is a luxurious, high quality, peak performing Fontaine Pajot Eleuthera 60 catamaran built in 2006. The catamaran is very well equipped and maintained and was completely refitted in 2012.
Delphine is available for crewed charter vacations in the British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Spanish Virgins in the winter or the Grenadines during the summer months.
Delphine offers comfortable, quality accommodations for your Caribbean sailing vacation. The yacht features one master queen cabin and two double cabins, each have private en-suite bathrooms and individually controlled A/C for your comfort. The catamaran is smooth, responsive and stable under sail.
Relax while the crew serves delicious food and drinks and see and experience the Caribbean islands aboard your home-away-from-home.
Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
SUP BOARDS, Surf boards, "LAZY BUNS" and Noodles, Additional inflatable toys for towing on the water,
Brad & Shana
Captain Brad Wardle fell in love with sailing when he was seven years old and started taking his first sailing lessons in Ventura, California. He bought his first boat when he was in his 20’s and sailed it for 22 years up and down the West Coast from Canada to Mexico and all the way to Hawaii single-handed. A natural mechanic, Brad’s has enjoyed a long career as an engineer working on ski lifts in the California ski resorts, and as an oil rig technician working on land and off shore. His work gave him time off between posts which Brad always spent on his boat, sailing. Brad has a STCW 95 certification and holds a Master’s 100ton License with a Sailing and Towing endorsement.
First Mate/Chef Shana Story was born and raised in Michigan where she fell in love with boating on the Great Lakes. She has a BS in Education and worked as a health teacher before moving to Montana to become the kitchen manager at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch - owned by Arthur Blank owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Home Depot. Shana's natural hospitality skills and bubbly personality was the perfect match for the clientele of that exclusive resort and she soon branched into private catering.
Brad and Shana met each other in Angel Fire, New Mexico. Brad invited Shana to come sailing on his boat in California, and soon after, the idea to combine their talents and become sailing crew together was born. Shana and Brad purchased a 40ft Cheoy Lee yacht and spent 2 years sailing to the Caribbean. During those 2 years, they sailed their yacht from Connecticut to Florida, through the Bahamas and to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and finally to St, Thomas...read more
They have spent the past year exploring the US and British Virgins Islands and look to sharing that knowledge with charter guests. As the chef aboard the charter catamaran, Shana prefers to prepare healthy cuisine featuring fresh, local ingredients and can tailor her menu to accommodate diets such as gluten free, Paleo and vegetarian.
Brad and Shana are looking forward to welcoming guests aboard Delphine and showing them the time of their lives while living their dream as professional crew in the Caribbean charter yacht industry.
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
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Delphine!
We will definitely refer friends and family and hope to come back again soon! All the best, Allison Grimm for the Grimm family.
Brad is so knowledgeable abut the boat, sailing, water sports, and the US and British Virgin Islands.He knows the days and times to visit local attractions like The Baths and popular snorkel psot so that you dont have to fight the cruise ship crowds. We felt like we had private tours of everything - we always had the best and most calm mooring spots.
Our boys are ages 14,16 and 18, and Brad entertained them the entire week with sailing lessons, fishing, tubing, paddle boarding, lots of snorkeling, diving and fun on the sandy beaches. He even hand-picked perfect movies for night time entertainment, and we all enjoyed his stories of sea adventures! Brad has a unique ability to keep the fun going while maintaining an eye on safety. He thinks of and takes care of everything so you dont have to. We have never relaxed so thoroughly for so long. What a blessing this week has been!
And then theres Shana - what an extraordinary talent! She rivals any 5-Star Chef we have ever experienced and her hospitality made our week extra special as she worked hard to make us feel at home from day one. Not having to plan meals, shop and cook was a treat in and of itself, but to have gourmet meals and snacks prepared for us all day long, every day, was unbelievable and allowed us all to really unwind and spend a ton of quality family time together which was our goal. Shana had stocked up on some of the boys favorites and had clearly read our preference sheet. When she heard that a restaurant we tried didnt have the ceviche and coconut shrimp we were looking for she made us some herself that was amazing!
We all loved spending time with both Shana and Brad and would love to sail again with them some day. If you are considering booking this type of charter - look no further. You have hit the jackpot and will not be disappointed! You are about to have the most awesome vacation of a lifetime!
Hands down BEST FAMILY VACATION EVER!
WE LOVED EVERY MINUTE
Thank you for going above and beyond.
~The Brechbuhl Family.
We had great snorkeling where we saw caves, old submerged cannons, beautiful coral and fish of all kinds We explored the islands themselves and even caught a fish! It was a great balance of activities and relaxing.
The food was outstanding -every meal. The two of us probably ate too much at every meal because it was so delicious! Brad and Shana did a great job of designing our days to fit our specific desires and went out of their way to help us in any way they could.
It was a great trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone. We are ready to come back with our three kids! ~ Julie and Kevin Fitzpatrick
The Delphine is a wonderful, high-end catamaran that's clearly been maintained by loving hands with an eye for detail. It's fully equipped with all the amenities, even a wine cooler, and everything looks clean and new with no visible wear. They continue to make incremental improvements, for example, since our last voyage in early 2014 the front trampolines were upgraded to a wide and flat webbing, a very comfortable improvement over the more common rope trampolines. Delphine also added a sunshade which can cover one side of the trampoline, although our group preferred full sun and we didn't use that. Other changes since last year include a new generator which is considerably quieter, and LED lighting so the generator doesn't run nearly as much.
Food and drink are obviously a big part of the enjoyment on a sailing charter, and kudos to the crew for the quality, variety and freshness of the food. They even have a gas barbecue on the rear deck. Dinner presentations were especially nice, with fresh cloth napkins every night. As for drinks, we had Painkillers at all the bars we stopped at and I have to say our captain's were the best we had anywhere. There's a beer cooler on the deck for easy access, and somehow they found a surprisingly good wine selection despite being on small tropical islands.
I never saw a housekeeping cart come on the boat, but somehow the beds were magically made and the trash got emptied while we were eating breakfast. Midway through the week we got fresh sheets, a very nice and unexpected touch.
Water can be a concern on charter boats, both the quantity and the cleanliness of the system, but not on Delphine. They have their own water making system, so it's very pure water, and there's plenty of it for showering or rinsing off dive gear.~ Russ
~Tom & Kathy
The meals were outstanding fish, pork, beef, chicken, vegetarian All amazing. The equipment on the boat was top quality for snorkeling. I went snorkeling just about every day and when I came back on board for a wonderful lunch, a beer was in my hands. Then it was off to another island with the breeze through my hair (I gave up trying to look the part and gave in to my wild hair) Come to another island and off we went on a shopping adventure. I brought home t-shirts, island dresses and gifts for friends. Along the way we might have to stop by and taste the local drinks. The bright yellow zodiac driven by our incredible captain brought us back to the boat for another evening of delicious dinner and fun with maybe a signature rum drink called a Pain Killer. You must experience this drink while watching the sun set.
The cabins are generous in size, each with their own head. Wake up in the morning and sit outside sipping coffee in preparation for a breakfast that will start your day out right. Its going to be another wonderful day!! The trip on this boat, the DELPHINE, is not to be missed boat, crew, and in my case the company could not be beat !!!