|Guest cabin configuration:|
|1 King, 3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C|
|Children Min. Age||water safe|
|Home port||West End, Tortola, British Virgin Islands|
Felicia's elegance sets her apart from any other catamarans available for charter. A 65ft long catamaran, she is incredibly spacious and she has been constructed and maintained to extremely high standards.
Not only does she provide an ideal environment for groups of up to 8 adults but she is equally well suited to a large family vacation of up to 10 people or two families who wish to relax together.
Her guest accommodation comprises 3 Queen cabins, 1 King cabin and one small twin cabin, each with their own en-suite facilities, a huge saloon which includes a bar, indoor dining table and a writing & games desk.
The cabins and saloon are all air-conditioned and feature flatscreen TVs with DVD players for which a substantial library of films is available on board. The crew's quarters are accessed completely separately.
The vast deck space includes sun-bathing mattresses, trampolines and two large stepped swim platforms. Each day your only priority will be to decide between sailing, swimming, snorkeling, waterskiing, wakeboarding, scuba diving etc. The pair of teak dining tables in the enormous cockpit provides the perfect base for al-fresco meals which are prepared and served by the professional and friendly crew.
In keeping with our philosophy for Felicia, the crew was carefully selected for their professionalism delivered with true charm and integrity. Their infectious love of the yacht and the Caribbean Virgin Islands will add immeasurably to your stay aboard.
The requirements of each group will always differ. Some charter groups will prefer a greater emphasis on watersports, others on secluded beaches and yet others on excursions ashore. Our constant theme, however, is that you will enjoy the freedom that no other holiday can match!
Come join Felicia in the Virgin Islands for a luxury yachting vacation of a lifetime!
West End, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Home)
Village Cay Marina, Tortola, British Virgin Islands (Additional)
Yacht Haven Grande, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (Additional)
Chris & Julie Bennett
Captain Chris Bennett was born in London, England where he received a degree in mechanical engineering. He has been sailing most of his life, starting in the local waters of the English Channel, and since 1992 has made his home on the waters of the Caribbean from the Virgin Islands to Grenada.
Prior to chartering, Chris was the district sales manager for an east coast engineering company. He loves sailing, teaching guests the basics of helmsmanship, and guiding guests on interesting snorkel trips. Chris also loves to find those out-of-the-way spots where his guests can explore quiet anchorages or hike a deserted beach.
For those interested in a bit of local color, Chris will gladly organize a trip to the William Thornton or Foxy's for a beach BBQ and a Jump-Up (party).
Chef / First Mate Julie Bennett was raised and educated a half a world away from Chris, in Kansas. Her degrees include a Bachelor's of Fine Arts and a Masters in Human Resources, which she put to use as a Director of Human Resources before beginning chartering in 1992.
Her culinary talents include the exotic (such as Caribbean & Indian specialties), Nouvelle Cuisine, as well as good old-fashioned heart-of-America dishes.
Julie can tailor your menu to include special dietary needs such as low-fat, vegetarian, or low-carb food plans. She enjoys ensuring people get what they need on their vacation, be it quiet time to unwind with a tropical cocktail in hand, listening to a great selection of music, fishing, snorkeling or a little bit of each.See reviews
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.
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Absolutely excellent! Felicia is extremely comfortable. We liked the outside setting and "hang out" areas.
The food was 5 stars all the way, Julie is a phenomenal chef. Couldn't have been any better, we wanted for nothing. Chris & Julie are absolutely first class!
Tim M, aboard Catamaran Felicia sailing the British Virgin Islands
Simply divine food preparation and presentation. Julie has converted Felicia into a 5 star floating restaurant.
Chris did a great job at helping us focus in on those sights and experiences we wanted to do most and worked out a perfect plan to be sure we enjoyed our time sailing and while in harbor.
Sailing Directions provided excellent recommendations and guidance on the entire needs of a trip of this sort.
The total experience was wonderful. Everything we needed for proper preparation in order for us to have a care free extremely relaxing vacation was provided by Sailing Directions and Yacht Felicia.
Morgan S, aboard Catamaran Felicia sailing the British Virgin Islands
What a wonderful experience spending those five days with you was. Everything and I do mean everything was perfect. Even the weather which provided a little drama was perfect. I have not stopped talking about the two of you.
My dream is to do it again and to share the experience with all who might want to also experience such a wonderful vacation.
Every time I view the video and read the words "We will miss you". I feel certain that you must know that you are missed and were so very deeply appreciated for all that you did. So many details that could be easily missed, you were on top of it.
Rob H, aboard Catamaran Felicia sailing the British Virgin Islands
Thanks for the trip of a lifetime. What beauty you have shown us. Your hospitality was the best ever, man...what a cook, Ms. Julie. Sheila & John
Chris & Julie,
Thank you so much for a trip of a lifetime. You helped make our 10 year anniversary more than I could have ever dreamed. The food and drinks were "out of this world"! Motion sickness is a "thing of the past". I am sure the captain had a lot to do with it!! Thanks again for your friendship. We look forward to returning to Felicia soon...Many more happy sails. Love ya! CC & Joey
Oh we are back to reality! It is amazing how much piles up while we are away, but as always it is good to be home- especially to give Ollie a hug when we come through the door. I know you know how sweet that can be.....
We had a fabulous time and are so glad to have experienced Felicia. It is so nice of you to send the recipes, which I know will bring us right back to the West Indies when I make them here at home.
Thank you, thank you and good luck with the remainder of your charters and hope that your time in France is productive and relaxing for both of you. The house looks amazing with all your hard work. Enjoy a glass- or two!- of Rose for us.
All the best,
Jim and Lauren
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Julie & Chris,
We had a fantastic time with you guys and were so happy to see you and your new “wide girl”, she is beautiful! It was tough to leave the boat for our....last few days on St. Barths. Hope your final charters in the BVI’s go well!
Chuck & Nancy
We had an absolutely AMAZING time on Felicia. Thank you so much for everything! You guys are the best! Chelsea and Phoebe are BEGGING us to go back next year -- so we will have to see if we can make that happen.
Anna (& Dean, Chelsea and Phoebe)
Definitely this has been by far the best ever sailing experience Flavia & I have had in all senses: the crew unforgetable! The boat outstanding, the scenery just perfect, the sailing incomparable, the food marvelous and especially the care on Flavia's eating requirements was really appreciated for a whole spectacular trip where we made a new and very special friends which we hope to see again soon. Edgar-Flavia
We thought the week in the BVI on FELICIA exceeded all expectations. Chris was undoubtedly not only a skipper who knew how to master the yacht, but had an intimate knowledge of the islands and reefs. Julie was a great cook, utterly charming and all our children adored her and the 'mate' Kris.
All in all, a fantastic experience, the yacht and crew were brilliant!
Grahame & Remony, Josie, Bob, Alex, Henry "rum" Micklem (thank you for teaching me how to waterski!!,) Alex & Miranda, a.k.a. Scoopy
Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation - it was the best ever and I smile every time I think of the wonderful week. I loved being on Felicia and will definitely do it again. You both made the experience unforgettable and were such great hosts.
I love some of the pictures you took and can't wait to see the others. I didn't take any but I know some of the other girls did.
I'll keep in touch. I'd rather be on Felicia than in Florida.