Catamaran Flotation Therapy

45ft, 6 guests, based in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands

 7-Night Rates

From $13,500 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $16,500 (6 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Specifications

   Guests    Cabins Length
6 3 45ft
Guest cabin configuration:
3 queen en-suite guest cabins with A/C
Designer Lagoon
Built 2018
Children Allowed Yes
Home port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard

Special Offer

Child discount $250 per child 15yo and under
Save $250 per child per week for each child 15yo and under at the time of sailing.
Available now through 14 Dec 2019.
Confirm before 1 Dec 2019.
Flotation Therapy Layout

Why you should book Flotation Therapy!

Brand new yacht with excellent crew

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

   Home port: Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards

Accommodation

Floatation Therapy is a spectacular model of luxury and stylish design inside. There are 3 Queen Staterooms for guests that all include en-suite bathrooms with separate head and showers. Beautiful natural lighting and great use of space makes these suites extremely comfortable and elegant.

Amenities

WiFi Internet: Available on board
Air Conditioning: Full
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
BBQ
Hair Dryer
Board Games
Sun Awning
Hammock
Ice Maker

Water Toys

1-Man Kayak
2-Man Kayak
Kids Water Skis
Floating Mats
Snorkel Gear
Tube
Underwater Camera
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: trawl, cast, lure. live
Dinghy: 12'
Dinghy Outboard HP: 20
Other equipment includes:

2 SUPs, Fishing registered in USVI and BVI


SCUBA available on board SCUBA Details

Scuba Terms: 3 dives per week included for certified divers, additional dives $25pp per dive.
Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Dive Tanks: 8
Captain's Scuba License: Master
Dive Regs: 6
Divers: 6

Crew photo

Meet the Crew

Andrew & Michaela

Captain Andrew and Chef Michaela have been working on day sailing and crewed charters for over three years, exploring all throughout the US and British Virgin Islands. They have been spreading their passion for sailing, snorkeling, and all-around adventuring to hundreds of guests from all over the world. Andrew and Michaela offer their guests an insider’s look into the splendor of the Virgin Islands.

Growing up in suburban Chicago, Andrew might be considered a late bloomer in the sailing universe, but he knew his passion for the ocean was there from an early age. He moved to San Diego for college and proceeded to take sailing lessons immediately upon his arrival. Starting off in boats hardly bigger then himself, his passion for all things ocean continued to grow as rapidly as his sailing experience in and around Southern California. Upon graduation from San Diego State University, with a degree in hospitality & tourism, Andrew decided to focus on sailing, and became a US Sailing Certified Instructor. He spent years in San Diego teaching sailors young and old the wonders of the ocean.

Upon receiving his USCG Master Captains license, Andrew decided to move "Down Island" to pursue his dream of becoming a full time Captain. He is now excited to continue chasing his dream, and to share his love for all things ocean with all of his guests, as he continues to grow as a diver, surfer, chef, host, bartender, and lifetime sailor...read more

Born and raised in the Virgin Islands, Michaela spent her childhood working at her father's dive shop on St. John. Spending her formative years scuba diving, sailing and snorkeling she considers her-self a professional mermaid. While receiving a bachelors degree In Long Island, NY, she also gained 4 years of experience in the service industry, in both front and back of the house positions. She was drawn to the creative, but structured aspects of kitchen life and returned to the islands with a passion for food and hosting.

Michaela has spent the last three years honing her expertise and skill in the yachting industry in the Virgin Islands. Highly knowledgeable about local waters and hotspots, she is excited about sharing her unique and beautiful home. She has a super energetic spirit that keeps her constantly looking for adventure and new friends.

Collectively Andrew and Michaela have traveled to 45 countries and are on a constant quest to grow and learn, while sharing their passions with others. They fell in love surrounded by the turquoise water of the Caribbean and soon after realized they made spectacular sailing partners. Their dream became a reality on a Summer sailing trip to the Greek islands, confirming their belief that life on the water was meant to be their career. With their professional sailing experience, unique island expertise, and impeccable hosting backgrounds, they are ready to treat their guests a one-of-a-kind vacation.

  Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6
Summer 2018 $13,500 $14,250 $15,000 $15,750 $16,500
Winter 2018 to 2019 $13,500 $14,250 $15,000 $15,750 $16,500
Summer 2019 $13,500 $14,250 $15,000 $15,750 $16,500
Winter 2019 to 2020 $13,500 $14,250 $15,000 $15,750 $16,500
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Availability for Flotation Therapy:

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.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:

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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Unavailable: Wednesday, 9 May 2018 to Thursday, 1 November 2018: Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Boat Show: Thursday, 8 November 2018 to Tuesday, 13 November 2018: Boat Show: Boat Show, USVI* to Boat Show, USVI*
On Hold: Saturday, 17 November 2018 to Saturday, 24 November 2018: Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Wednesday, 19 December 2018 to Wednesday, 26 December 2018: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Thursday, 27 December 2018 to Thursday, 3 January 2019: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Wednesday, 16 January 2019 to Sunday, 20 January 2019: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Unavailable: Friday, 25 January 2019 to Friday, 25 January 2019: Unavailable: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Saturday, 26 January 2019 to Saturday, 2 February 2019: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Sunday, 3 February 2019 to Saturday, 9 February 2019: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Friday, 15 February 2019 to Thursday, 21 February 2019: Booked: Red Hook to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Booked: Monday, 25 February 2019 to Monday, 4 March 2019: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Saturday, 23 March 2019 to Saturday, 30 March 2019: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Wednesday, 3 April 2019 to Tuesday, 9 April 2019: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Thursday, 18 April 2019 to Thursday, 25 April 2019: Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Red Hook
Booked: Friday, 26 April 2019 to Wednesday, 1 May 2019: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Booked: Sunday, 30 June 2019 to Saturday, 6 July 2019: Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook

Hours required between charters: 24 hrs

Contact us

Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Flotation Therapy!

The matchup with Flip Flop, Cap’n Andy and Mac was perfect
The matchup with Flip Flop, Cap’n Andy and Mac was perfect - we honestly could not imagine a better crew. From the moment we arrived to the very last detail of our departure, they worked tirelessly to ensure our trip was everything and more. They mapped out a route with all the highlights of the Islands and somehow included everything on our long list of requests. It was obvious they put a great deal of time and thought into our custom tailored itinerary, gourmet meals, extensive cocktail list, and daily fun-filled adventures.

We couldn’t ask for a better Captain - Andrew was professional, confident, proficient, and trustworthy. His quiet sense of humor, adventurous spirit and fun nature was exciting to be around (not to mention, he can fold a mean napkin!). Andy’s skills and knowledge of the area made us feel safe and our wishes were his #1 priority. Michaela - wow...she outdid herself with every gourmet meal. She took such care and time in preparing each dish and they were nothing short of incredible and delicious (we have photos of each meal to prove it!). It seems her talents are endless. As our dive guide, she was confident, knowledgeable and took great pride in showing us the best dive spots. Having grown up in the Islands, she has extensive ‘local’ insight and we loved hearing her stories and experiences of her life there. With their combined knowledge of the Virgin Islands, both past and present, they provided great conversation - there wasn’t a single wild or serious question they couldn’t answer. No request was too big or too small, Andy and Mac went above and beyond to show us the time of our lives. It’s apparent they are a perfect match for chartering and their desire to please is a gift. We just simply loved their company and look forward to the next time our paths cross (hopefully our next charter - can’t imagine it without them)!!!

Regarding the Islands themselves, they were inviting and amazing. Since this was my first trip, I don’t have a pre-hurricane comparison, but it’s apparent they have rebounded incredibly well. We had the fortune of small crowds, easy mooring, clean and beautiful beaches, flourishing reefs, vibrant marine life, and very welcoming and gracious residents. Many of the beach bars, restaurants, and shops are open and full of fun - now is the perfect opportunity. I highly encourage anyone considering a BVI vacation to take advantage of the Islands now and in doing so, will also help in their recovery.

Thanks again for everything - this truly was the vacation of a lifetime...we can’t wait to go back! I’ll forward a few pictures as well - we have so many great shots, but I promise to only send a few.

Enjoy,
Lisa H.
Please just know you both are amazing beautiful souls and your love for the sea will stay with us for many years to come!
Mac and Capt Andy,
I just want to say thank you for an awesome time, even though I wish I could be first mate. You guys are killing it and chilling like you should. Stay wicked smart.
Mike

Thank you guys for such an awesome week aboard Flip Flop! I had so much fun and enjoyed your professionalism the entire time. I truly hope we all meet again to enjoy the seas. Food-sun-drinks and friendships. Until then...
Dingy Dingy,
Tony

Cant Andy & Mac,
We can't imagine being on another boat! You two have it going on!
Thank you for sharing your special spots with us and keeping us active and experiencing what the US and BVI's have to offer. Our week was incredible - hiking, scooters, treasures, sailing, fishing and the most amazing dives ever!
We appreciate the wonderful meals and your extra special touches.
You both worked your bumpah's off and we really appreciate all of your extra efforts to make our vacation absolutely amazing!
We are impressed with your expertise on the water and your professionalism. Thank you for putting up with our crazy crew. Please know if you ever make it to Montana or Idaho - you are always welcome.
Thank you Mac for your help with me buoyancy issues and at the same time keeping it fun for all.
You tow keep doing what your are doing - you are a perfect compliment to each other!
Our week on the Flip Flop was beyond our expiration; however, it is not the boat that makes the trip it is it's crew. We expect we will see you again on another adventure in the future.
Best wishes to you both!
Ginger

Capt Andy and Mac,
You guys rock! No way to adequately express how wicked fun this sailing BVI trip has been - a total dream come true. Too many crazy fun moments to share - please just know you both are amazing beautiful souls and your love for the sea will stay with us for many years to come! We look forward to continued cocktails and shared times together!
Cheers,
Lisa

Cant Andy and Mac,
Holy shit, where do I begin? You both showed us the trip of our lives. This trip will be a trip that may never be topped and will be remembered forever. I can't thank you enough for everything you guys did for us. Thank you for letting me caress your beautiful locks Andy!
Dilly Dilly,
Nat

Sooooooo.........Awesome!! You two are the absolute best! Very knowledgeable and so even keel. Thanks for the saying trips Andy and thanks for the diving treasures Mac!! It is part of my life I hope to come back to and maybe share with my boys someday. Everyone deserves people like you guys in their life! Safe travels and beautiful seas!
Tony
Surpassed all of our wildest dreams!
If anyone has ever thought of chartering a Catamaran in the British Virgin Island do it with Andy and Michaela aboard the FlipFlop! It was an experience of a lifetime, one that surpassed all of our wildest dreams. We enjoyed our time on the boat so much, we didn't want to ever leave. The islands were devastated by the hurricanes Irma and Maria, but they are rebuilding quickly and though not a lot was open, our experience was perfect! I wish we were still there!

Lori
Unforgettable Week
Andy and Michaela,

Thank you for an amazing and unforgettable week. We had a wonderful Christmas. The food, hospitality, dives and adventures were top notch. Thanks again for a good trip.

Darrem
Excellent Friendship
Andy and Michaela,

Thanks for the opportunity in letting me with you fine people the past couple weeks. I've had a great time thanks to your expertise. I've enjoyed the sailing and picture taking, the delicious food and your excellent friendship.
I wish you the best in your new adventures. Again many thanks for a job well done.

Best Regards,
Charlie
So home we go to the snow and cold, but will never forget our week with you both
Andrew,

Thank you for keeping us busy and thoroughly entertained well into the evening. Your bananagrams skills are an inspiration! So home we go to the snow and cold, but will never forget our week with you both. Best of luck in your future endeavors and safe travels. Hope out paths cross again. With our thanks again!
Gaby, Georgina, and Will
Whoohoo! 1st charter was a success!
Andrew & Michaela,
Whoohoo! 1st charter was a success! Thank you both for an AMAZING week on Flip Flop creating family memories. Your stress free easy going demeanors allowed for a perfect vacay! Always felt at home on board. We put a lot of thought into this charter trying to find the "perfect" fit for our family and we couldn't be happier! You guys were everything and more that we hoped for. Good luck on all your travels."

-Ricky, Natalie, Kai & Gavin
Michaela and Andy were a fun-loving and clearly capable couple that covered each detail of our trip to make the experience truly outstanding.
Our stay on the Flip Flop was better than we could have ever imagined. Captain Andrew and Michaela worked tirelessly to ensure our trip was amazing. For a young couple, they exuded maturity and confidence. Andrew, with his calm demeanor, kept us on schedule with our lengthy wish list of places to see and activities to do and that was not an easy task with our crew of personalities. Andrew’s competency on the water and was apparent. He and Michaela worked seamlessly to get us underway sailing or motoring to our next destination. It was clearly evident that they were knowledgeable and experienced.

Michaela, growing up in the area, had extensive knowledge of the most beautiful dive and snorkeling spots. She guided us on a couple beautiful hikes with mountain top viewing areas that offered a 360-degree view of almost the entire BVI area. Michaela’s intimate knowledge of the islands and the people gave us a glimpse of the local flavor of the islands outside of the tourist areas. Michaela also amazed us every day with daily meals you could expect at a five star restaurant. With the small galley and limited resources, Michaela created magnificent meals down to the homemade pasta noodles. She did not skimp on any detail and clearly took pride in everything she did. Andy was a no slouch in the kitchen either and was a master at unique napkin folding which was a special touch each day.

Michaela and Andy were a fun-loving and clearly capable couple that covered each detail of our trip to make the experience truly outstanding. We will definitely seek out this couple on future adventures.

Lastly, before our trip, were concerned to be a burden on the people of the BVI due to the recent devastating hurricane; however, the local people were thrilled to see us and for the most part we could not even tell the damage that had been done. The common hot spots were up and running with full service. For us tourists, the one positive is that we could enjoy many areas without huge crowds of other tourists. We had the most incredible bays all to ourselves on several nights. We would not hesitate visiting this beautiful area again and encourage you to go now before the throngs of tourists return. The local people need your support and you will not be disappointed.

Eric & Ginger B., Montana

Reviews for Andrew & Michaela aboard previous yachts:

We must say that the trip was absolutely spectacular. Everything was great and both Michaela and Andrew were outstanding. Michaela a Master chef and scuba diving teacher and Andrew a true and passionate Captain.

The food was delicious and very well presented. The variety of dishes was very impressive. Michaela is a true Master Chef. It was most of the time adjusted to our preferences.

We would love to do this trip again and we have already given the link to sailingdirections.com to many of our friends. We highly recommend Sailing Directions.

Great team Andrew and Michaela, Scuba Dives that were one of the most beautiful our divers had seen. We appreciate that the food, drinks were very generous. Thank you so much for all your help on this trip.

Monica A, aboard Catamaran Flip Flop July 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

Michaela and Andrew could not have been more friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. Spending six days and nights in relatively tight quarters was managed to perfection by those two. They were in sync the entire time and worked like a well-oiled machine. They were so comfortable and pleasant to be around.

Flip Flop was a great boat. They kept it immaculate throughout the duration of the trip.

We did not have a bad meal on the boat. Truth be told, we didn’t have a meal that was any less than fantastic. We had one meal on land and regretted it. The whole time we said things like, “Michaela would do a much better job than this. Michaela makes a better cocktail than this. Michaela’s presentation is world’s better than this etc.”. The food was plentiful but not gigantic portions. We loved that. Also, it was all so fresh and beautifully plated. It was obvious that she had carefully read about our preferences and tailored her menus accordingly.

The itinerary was perfect. Just the right combination of movement, beaches, snorkeling, bars, etc.

Sailing Directions website is absolutely fine and easy to navigate. John, you did a great job. Specifically, you always got back to me quickly which I appreciated.

Additional comments: I want to say something about Andrew and Michaela and their relationships with my kids. A bonus that I only realized after our week was the relationship established with our kids and those two. For my 24 year old son, Andrew was a cool respite from dealing with the estrogen of his sisters. They played games, read the same book, and simply had a nice time together. For my 22 and 19 year old girls, they saw in Michaela an interesting, smart, capable young woman pursuing her dream and being an equal and complimentary partner to her guy. I treasure that part of our vacation.

When you chat with Andrew and Michaela, please pass along our gratitude.

Joyce F, aboard Catamaran Flip Flop June 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

Captain Andrew and Michaela were terrific. They made this trip very special. They worked really hard to make everything work, always with a smile on their faces. Michaela cooked 3 excellent meals everyday - a lot of work! And they were always paying attention to the smallest of details. I can't stress how happy we were with them. I hope our paths cross again.

Flip Flop was in good condition, clean, all systems working properly.

Capt. Andrew made sure we hit all the spots we wanted to go, suggested great off-the-beaten-paths and interesting hikes.

With Sailing Directions, communication was easy, handling of documentation effective. We referred a friend.

Cristiano L, aboard Catamaran Flip Flop March 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

I don't think it would be possible for a crew to be more friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating.

Flip Flop was indeed comfortable, clean, and well ventilated - Andrew and Michaela cleaned constantly and were quick to respond to any request. I believe that the interaction with the crew may have been everyone's favorite part of the trip.

The food was exceptional, and the menu adjusted to allow for one gluten-free and one fish-free diet. The presentation was as nice as any fine dining restaurant I have been to.

Captain Andrew did a great job. He adjusted the original itinerary to make appropriate allowance for weather and the desire of the group to spend time on beaches.

It was a great experience for all.

Patrick R, aboard Catamaran Flip Flop February 2018  sailing the British Virgin Islands

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