|Guest cabin configuration:|
|3 Queen en-suite cabins with A/C + two single berths|
|Children Min. Age||none|
|Home port||Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
Parties of 7 and 8 passenger: Please note that pricing will be higher that the above listed price range. Please contact us for pricing for your party!
Sweetest Thing is a luxurious 48-foot catamaran available for crewed charter vacations in the Virgin Islands. The Fountaine Pajot Salina 48 is exceptionally roomy with large windows and is ideal for up to three couples and their children or up to eight total guests for family groups. The yacht offers large salon and cockpit social areas plus an aft sun deck, foredeck seating and an elevated 3-seat flybridge helm station with panoramic views and easy access to the cockpit.
Aboard this fully air conditioned catamaran you can cool off in the spacious cabins and sleep in comfort. A sound-deadened gen-set means you can cool her down anytime you wish.
Your leisure activities include stunning island views, exotic ports of call, relaxing on the trampoline or aft sun pad, inspired cocktails and tasty cuisine, sailing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, tubing, knee-boarding behind the dingy, flat-screen TV, stereo system with iPod and MP3 inputs, relaxing reading and much more.
Best of all, Sweetest Thing is operated by your captain and personal chef who will keep your glasses filled and provide restaurant quality service. The yacht offers indoor or outdoor seating for 8, with the best views, the best meals and the best service that exceeds anything you will find on shore.
Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Additional quarter berth in port and bow for small children.
12 Caribe 25HP, 2 Hand Lines for fishing, (2) SUP - Stand Up Paddle boards, Fishing registered in USVI and BVI
Jackson & Chelsea
Captain Jackson Haley and Chef Chelsea Lashua
Captain Jackson and Chef Chelsea hail from Westminster, Massachusetts and over the past 6 years have transformed into a enthusiastic, highly experienced and capable team. Their passion for the outdoors, sailing and travel have culminated into a winning combination on the S/Y Sweetest Thing.
Chelsea Lashua describes herself as having a strong passion for "people and places". Her love of travel and food comes from a childhood of family vacations, sailing up and down the New England coast and spending weeks at a time cruising the crystal waters of the BVIs. In college, Chelsea studied Communications with an emphasis on Tourism and Hospitality management. It was during her Junior year that she spent a semester abroad in Italy and for 3 months, she participated in coursework as well as many Italian cooking classes. This experience, combined with 5+ years of experience in the high end restaurant industry, has instilled Chelsea with the proper tools to offer a first class vacation experience. She loves to cook everything and anything, and while her favorite meals to prepare involve seafood, Chef Chelsea combines her cooking knowledge with a uniquely-styled creative touch to create stunning results. Other interests of Chelsea's include SCUBA, volunteering in the community a!nd simply being outside.
Captain Jackson wears many hats. His titles include fish biologist, dive master, diesel mechanic, eco-tour guide and all-around "adventurer". Hailing from coastal New England, Jackson's fascination with the sea was cultivated at a young age. He spent summers on the water, teaching sailing and guiding tours, and when he wasn't sailing, Jackson could be found working the docks, learning maintenance and honing his craft. He received a BS in Fish and Water Sciences from UMass in 2013. Later that year, the couple moved to San Diego, where Jackson earned his 50GT Captain's License and went on to operate dive boats, manage a fleet of over 70 watercraft and in his spare time, lead educational kayak and bicycle tours in the bay area. Jackson's vast background and love for the outdoors, education and sailing promises guests with a captain that is as informative as he is interesting!!..read more
When their powers combine, Jackson and Chelsea form a team that offers a comprehensive vacation experience to guests of all ages. Together, they provide their guests with first-class sailing vacations and combine their extensive backgrounds to offer a one of a kind experience that can only be found on S/Y Sweetest Thing!
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: 24 Hrs.
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Sweetest Thing!
Our crew, Jackson and Chelsea were fantastic. They were very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. They shared information about the islands and Chelsea's food was healthy and delicious.
Sweetest Thing was more spacious than we expected. It had A/C although we opted to keep our port hatches open for the fresh air. It was clean. We were traveling with 2 kids and it was nice they each had their own cabin and their own bathroom, each with a shower. The whole yacht was kept clean and tidy.
The food was perfect. We enjoyed every snack, entree and dessert. Chelsea always added a little something to add to the presentation. It matched our preferences perfectly.
The itinerary exceeded our expectations. We covered more territory than expected. We could relax comfortably in the sun or shade while sailing. And every stop had something a little different to offer. Jackson informed us of our choices and we were always happy we took his advice on what to do.
Thanks for your help. We had a fantastic trip!
Carolyn B, aboard Catamaran Sweetest Thing sailing the Virgin Islands
You were great. The boat was great. Chelsea and Jackson - beyond words. My research was spot on, plus a million percent.
Stacey S, aboard Catamaran Sweetest Thing sailing the Virgin Islands
Chelsea and Jackson were beyond friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. From making sure all our favorite snacks were aboard, drinks cold, to listening to what kinds of activities we wanted to do and offering to make special stops along our planned itinerary or taking the kids for extended tubing rides.
Sweetest Thing was incredibly clean and well ventilated. We loved the back sun pad, the bean bags in front, the comfortable rooms, the lounge areas/tables. It was all great. But Jackson and Chelsea made it the best it could possibly be.
The food was incredible! We joked we were handing out Michelin stars. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and of course the desserts were all absolutely amazing. Just absolutely stunning! Incredible what Chelsea does in the small galley kitchen. I researched this aspect extensively, and her reputation is 100% accurate.
How to put into words. Best vacation ever. It was absolutely breathtakingly amazing! And when we saw something we wanted to experience – Jackson was quick to say: “would you like to stop and check it out?” Just perfect.
Sailing Directions was great. Incredibly responsive. Thanks for everything, John. Website was the best out there, in my opinion. The best search engine out there.
The kids had a marvelous time. Everyone had the best time. When this request for a review came in, the kids were quick to say: “Make sure you give Chelsea and Jackson the best for everything!” It was truly a spectacular experience.
Stacey S, aboard Catamaran Sweetest Thing sailing the Virgin Islands
They didnt have to, but sent a cab for us at the airport, so that we would have a familiar face to help us.
They give a map to the group with our dive sites and moorings for the day & nites markedgreat touch.
They go out of their way to make sure we are doing what we wanted, and are kept informed of what we are going to do, etc.
They also shared some new locations/moorings and dive sites that we hadnt explored before.
Thank you so much for a fantastic vacation! We all had the best week ever! Your skills and guidance really helped us to feel relaxed and safe in our journey. You are both very kind and professional. Thanks for playing along every night during our family tradition of highs and lows. This vacation will definitely be one of our all time highs!
You helped us make some wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Jack, thanks for letting John play captain and especially for taking him lobster diving ☺ that made his trip! Chelsea, every meal was delicious and beautifully presentedno exceptions! Our bellies are full and happy. Great week, thanks again!
-John, Jill, Casey and Kayla
We were met by Jackson at the dock and invited aboard with drinks in the making. Chelsea's energetic smile and abilities with that very small kitchen is AMAZING. We were not only offered 3 meals a day, the appetizers, munchies, deserts and everything else were off the charts. (Yes we can be picky at times, but we didn't miss a thing offered throughout the trip.)
While traveling through the islands, the ship always seemed to navigate with ease under Jackson and Chelsea's direction. We were excited to see a new bay, hideaway, or just a coastline change each and every day. Often times several times a day. (In some strange way I actually felt sad for the people we would come across as their view wasn't changing several times a day like ours....) To be honest it was like nothing we had experienced before.
If I had to explain why someone would want to choose the Sweetest Thing over another ship, well how about: Awesome drinks always on tap (blended, shaken or stirred)(Painkillers, Bushwackers and more), amazing chef quality meals (baked, grilled, seared and then some), DESSERTS.... enough said, navigation of island stops that keep you begging for more, dive locations that felt like you're dropping into a pet store aquarium, and, most importantly, a crew that kept raising the bar for fun and entertainment.
We started the trip with a smile but ended with the best memories we've ever had travelling. If someone is even close to considering this ship or crew, do not hesitate. Book it immediately!! Otherwise someone else will be having your trip of a lifetime instead.
Thank you so much, we will be booking again in the future.
Todd, Valerie, Jay & Eve
- Marisol (little one)
- Baby Tomato (ketchup)
For the both of you, never forget to take time to spend with just each other. Valerie and I are first friends, then second a husband & wife. We are so lucky to have this and hope others do too.
We wish you both the best of luck with wherever your travels take you. Thanks a bunch
Todd & Valerie
Jack - the drinks yummy! Can't beat being served Bushwackers on an island hand delivered! Key Lime pie!!!
The food - delicious. The ports beautiful. Thank you for incredible memories. Looking forward to doing this again!
Jay & Eve
- Karen & Mickey
Fantastic Week! Jack & Chelsea were an awesome team. Can't wait to come back!
- Janet & Matt
Just the vacation that we needed! Wonderful memories... Jack and Chelsea made our trip extra special!
- Cindy & Mike
Great paddle boarding and snorkeling. Learned some sailing "stuff" (some more than others). Survived our multiple injuries :). Oxtail at Cane Garden. Y'all are great crew and I hope you have a lifetime of fun and memories on the water.
The Savannah Georgia Crowd
John & Shelley
Paul & Laura
Mike & Shelly
We had a great time as well. We absolutely enjoyed Brad and Lesli. She blew me away with her Gluten Free Meals. I for once didnt feel like the freak at the table and I never got sick. I think Craig and I both gained about 10 lbs. I would highly suggest her for anyone that needs Gluten Free Meals. She did state that she has accommodated other people with dietary restrictions as well.
Just wanted to say Thank You! Crystal and I had a Great time on The Sweetest Thing, Brad and Lesli were awesome! I know the rest of our group had fun as well.
This was a first for Crystal and I, and something we will do again. The food on the cruise was also very good!
Brad and Lesli did an outstanding job as captain and first mate. They were very friendly and attended to every request in a polite, courteous and efficient manner. The boat was well provisioned exactly as we had requested on our preference sheet. Brad even took special requests for his runs ashore. We couldn't have asked for a better crew! Brad's experience as captain gave everyone aboard a sense of security and calm. He really seemed intent on making our days in the Caribbean the absolute best. He succeeded!
Brad and Lesli were constantly cleaning and did an excellent job with respect to the boat. Although we didn't spend a lot of time in the cabins, they were comfortable and well ventilated.
Lesli's presentation at dinner was as good as in any high-end restaurant and her desserts were simply outstanding!
The area we sailed is rated as among the most beautiful on earth. We all certainly concur with that assessment.
Wade C, aboard Catamaran Sweetest Thing sailing the Virgin Islands