Catamaran Free Ingwe

45ft · 6 guests · St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Free Ingwe Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $11,500 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $13,500 (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

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 6
Guest Cabins 3
Length 45ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 3 Double en-suite cabins with A/C
Designer Leopard
Launched 1998 (Refit 2016)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Water safe)
Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Scuba SCUBA available on board Available onboard
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands

Catamaran Free Ingwe Overview

Free Ingwe is a 45ft Leopard crewed catamaran available for inclusive crewed charter vacations sailing the Caribbean Virgin Islands from St Thomas.

Free Ingwe offers three double en-suite guest cabins and offers good value for groups interested in exploring the dive sites throughout the Virgin Islands.

The outdoor cockpit, dining area, front deck and trampolines of this yacht offer a great layout for fun and relaxation. The back transom and swim scoops make getting into and out of the warm Caribbean water easy for guests of all ages and abilities.

Constantly refitted, Free Ingwe shines inside and out with care and pride of ownership. The smallest galley gadgets to the quietest of generators - and everything in between – has been thoughtfully upgraded.

Special Offer

1 child age 12yo or under sails free with minimum of two paying adults
Families save with Free Ingwe offering 1 child age 12 or under to sail free with minimum of two paying adults, 7 night or longer charters.
Available now through 14 Dec 2018.
Confirm before 25 Nov 2018. Expires in 9 Days
Salon  Cockpit Dining Birds Eye View Relaxing on the Bow Guest Queen Cabin 1 Guest Queen Cabin 2 Water Sports Scuba Diving BVI - Natures Little Secret A day on Board: do as much or as little as you want Memories for a lifetime A comfy seat is always nearby A quick peek before returning her to the water Fishing on the way to Anaegada Our unique BVI... Sunset Free Ingwe Layout

Accommodation

3 Queen Cabins with full A/C.

Each cabin has private head with shower.

Spacious covered cockpit for dining and lounging plus large forward trampoline.

SCUBA available on board SCUBA Details

Scuba Terms: Charter rate includes 7 dives for 7-night charters for certified divers. Charters less than 7 nights we will include 5 dives. No diving on first day or last day of charter. As always, the number of dives completed is dependent on weather conditions and desired itinerary/guests activity preferences.
Discover Scuba Diving course: $175 per person, includes one additional dive with the instructor.
Scuba Available Onboard: Yes
Dive Tanks: 12
Captain's Scuba License: Instructor
Discover Scuba course: 175
Dive Regs: 8
Divers: 6
Number of dives per week: 7 Dives on

Optional Half Board Details

All meals are included in the regular charter rate, however a 'half board' meal plan is available if you prefer to dine ashore:

Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners and standard ship's bar.

Green Initiative

Eco-friendly cleaning products, local and organic produce when available, water maker and re-usable water bottles. Crew participate in beach and reef clean-up campaigns.

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Daisy & Jared

Tyler and Erika are heading off to new adventures at the end of July 2018 -- best wishes to them!

AFTER August 2018 - New Crew

Daisy Captain/Chef

UK born, Daisy has been connected to the sea all her life. Her sailing career began at the age of 3 weeks old, on the Norfolk Boards. She spent her childhood sailing dinghies, and keel boats along the River Yare, and her teen years training with the RYA, at her local sailing club. During her early twenties Daisy balanced her time between sailing & school; graduating from the University of Kent with an Honors degree in International Relations, while also earning her commercial endorsements as a professional yacht skipper.

Foregoing the “proper” office type job, Daisy decided to take to seas, and has never looked back! Daisy has crossed the Atlantic four times, cruised both the eastern and western Atlantic shores, the majority of the Mediterranean and much of the Caribbean. She has held positions as 1st mate, sailing instructor, yacht captain, and yacht chef in the United Kingdom, Greece, Croatia, Antigua and the BVI. ..read more

Daisy loves entertaining guests and has a passion for cooking. A foodie at heart, Daisy’s culinary training has been in motion for some time. Being such a worldly sailor, Daisy has had opportunity to take cuisine specific courses in many food-centric hotspots. She prides herself transforming classic dishes, into fresh healthy meals, with a Caribbean twist. Having chartered with as many as 12 guests, Daisy can expertly adjust meals to meet a variety of dietary needs. Guests are sure to be charmed by the multi-talented Daisy, her easy going personality, wonderful galley creations, and expertise at the helm.

Jared - Dive Instructor/Water Sports

Jared was born and raised in Durban South Africa, a coastal town known for amazing beaches, abundant sea life, and adrenaline pumping water sports. Growing up, his days were spent swimming with the fishes, diving with the sharks, and chasing perfect waves. A trained patternmaker, Jared joined the family construction business, managing project development and design. Even though he enjoyed the hands on, fast paced challenges of his job, the ocean kept calling and Jared finally answered. Changing gears Jared became a PADI dive instructor and set off to work in the tourist rich, luxury resort area of Sodwana.

It was here Jared caught the travel bug himself, and began his quest to explore the best diving sites around the world. His travels eventually landed him in the BVI and well, what’s not to love? Working with the commercial dive shop in Tortola for the past three years Jared knows the BVI dive sights like the back of his hand. In fact, Jared was part of the team that brought the Kodiak Queen – the BVI’s newest artificial reef - to her final resting spot off Virgin Gorda.

A keen “anything water sports enthusiast” Jared will ensure our high energy guests are never left wondering what they should do next. He is an experienced dive instructor and scuba guide, loves to surf paddle and wake board. And when it is time to slow down and relax he is the perfect host - entertaining guests with creative cocktails, and swapping stories of his worldly travels, and diving adventures.

Jared and Daisy met in the BVI a few years ago. They quickly began holding hands, and were soon the quintessential island couple, complete with a great beach house, cute island dog, and jobs they loved waking up for. There is no question they were "living the island dream". Unfortunately, the hurricanes of Sept 2017 forced Daisy and Jared to suspend their island routine. They headed back to the UK and South Africa to visit family, regroup, and plan their return to the Caribbean. As soon after the Charter Industry was back on its feet, Daisy and Jared headed to Antigua working as a Captain/Chef team for a large charter base. In a twist of luck Daisy & Jared reconnected with owners of Free Ingwe, and happily agreed to come home to the BVI- Daisy as Captain/ Chef while she work towards her dive master credentials and Jared as 1st Mate/ Dive Instructor while he completes his RYA Yacht Masters (Nov 2018).

Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6
Summer 2018 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500
Winter 2018 to 2019 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500
Summer 2019 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500
*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 Free Ingwe:

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 hours

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Boat Show: Friday, 9 November 2018 to Friday, 16 November 2018: Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Booked: Saturday, 17 November 2018 to Saturday, 24 November 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Monday, 26 November 2018 to Monday, 3 December 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 22 December 2018 to Saturday, 29 December 2018: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 30 December 2018 to Sunday, 6 January 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 19 January 2019 to Saturday, 26 January 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 10 February 2019 to Saturday, 16 February 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 23 February 2019 to Saturday, 2 March 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Sunday, 10 March 2019 to Saturday, 16 March 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 13 April 2019 to Saturday, 20 April 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Tuesday, 7 May 2019 to Tuesday, 14 May 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Saturday, 25 May 2019 to Saturday, 1 June 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Tuesday, 9 July 2019 to Tuesday, 16 July 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Booked: Thursday, 18 July 2019 to Thursday, 25 July 2019: Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*

Special Offer

1 child age 12yo or under sails free with minimum of two paying adults
Families save with Free Ingwe offering 1 child age 12 or under to sail free with minimum of two paying adults, 7 night or longer charters.
Available now through 14 Dec 2018.
Confirm before 25 Nov 2018. Expires in 9 Days

Weekly Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6
Summer 2018 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500
Winter 2018 to 2019 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500
Summer 2019 $11,500 $12,000 $12,500 $13,000 $13,500
*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
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Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Free Ingwe!

Reviews for Free Ingwe with previous crew:

Tyler and Erika were both great. They both showed extensive knowledge and we were always sure we were safe and well cared for. Professionally, they were spot on.

But what really was terrific about both Tyler and Erika was how they personally invested themselves into sharing their local knowledge and other skills to help our family have the best trip possible. Whether it was the cooking, or the scuba training, or the ushering us around the great spots they suggested- they made sure we had a fantastic trip. Perfect.

The boat was great- very clean, and very comfortable. I loved sleeping outside under the stars (with my daughter) a couple nights, and the dinghy made getting out and about an easy experience.

The food was fantastic, it was expertly prepared and a lot of obvious thought put into matching our tastes.

We loved the (active) itinerary that we enjoyed, and the destinations were special and fun. Tyler and Erika obviously listened to what we thought made sense, and then made sure our stops fit in the most entertainment possible.

David Y, aboard Catamaran Free Ingwe April 2018  sailing the Virgin Islands

I want to take the time to truly thank you for your suggestion to book with Matt and Melissa on Free Ingwe - what an awesome couple of individuals, and what a great team they make! They took care of our diverse group, and yet everyone felt like the vacation was tailored to them individually.

Matt showed an expert knowledge of the area and the workings of sailing vessels, answering our many, many questions, and was always kind and patient. Melissa has a very funny sense of humor, and is a master of cuisine, delivering a continuous cavalcade of delicious treats and sumptuous meals, magically from inside a small galley, and yet each night topped the last!

Also, both Matt and Melissa are accomplished divers - we felt really safe and very well-guided on all the dives, and saw some amazing things - my tarpon fishing buddies will never believe that I got to swim with a school of tarpon :) We also enjoyed the time at Peter Island - we were greeted with the most fantastic morning rainbow we have ever seen - I am sure Matt and Melissa ordered it up especially for us :)

Again, what an absolutely awesome trip - we will be back, and we can't to see our new Caribbean friends again!

Brett Z, aboard Catamaran Free Ingwe January 2012  sailing the Virgin Islands

Full Specifications for Free Ingwe

Free Ingwe Layout
Length 45ft
Beam 24
Draft 4.4
Designer Leopard
Launched 1998 (Refit 2016)
Guests Up to 6
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Water safe)
Air Conditioning Full
Flag BVI
Max. Speed 10Kts
Dinghy/Tender 12' RIB (40HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 8
Guest Cabins 3
Guest Cabin Configuration 3 Double en-suite cabins with A/C
Guest Electric Heads 3
Accommodation Description

3 Queen Cabins with full A/C.

Each cabin has private head with shower.

Spacious covered cockpit for dining and lounging plus large forward trampoline.

Home Port Red Hook, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Cruising Area Caribbean Virgin Islands
Preferred Port Red Hook
Other Port West End, BVI
Hours Between Charters 24 hours
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock Yes
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer Yes
Water Maker Yes
Ice Maker No
BBQ Yes
Adult Waterskis Yes
Kids Waterskis No
Wave Runner No
Knee Board Yes
Stand Up Paddle Board 2
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube Yes
Wake Board Yes
1-Person Kayak 1
2-Person Kayak No
Float Mats Yes
Beach Games Yes
Underwater Camera No
Other Water Toys **Registered BVI fishing vessel # 732499
(2)Stand-Up paddle board/Kayak combo
On board PADI Dive instructor guided dives and full range of course instruction options. See DIVING section for more info.
Scuba License Instructor
Air Compressor Not Onboard
Personal BCs 8
Regulators 8
Weights 10
Number of Divers 6
Dives per Week 7 Dives on
Dive Info New for the 2018/19 Season

Rates will continue to include diving for certified divers and equipment use

7 night charter will include 7 dives for certified divers.

Charters less than 7 nights we will include 5 dives.

There will be no diving on the first or last day of charter
As always, the number of dives completed is dependent on weather conditions and desired itinerary/guests activity preferences.

Dive Instruction
1 PADI Dive Instructor on board

PADI certification will be available for DSD ($175) includes course skills and 1 additional full dive.
Open Water Referrals ($350)
Specialty Courses ie Wreck Diving Certifications available - please inquire

Dive Costs Free Ingwe Rates include
Up to 7 dives per week for Certified Divers
No diving on first or last day.

PADI DIVE INSTRUCTIONS
Discover Scuba ($175) includes course skills and 1 additional dive.

Open Water Referrals ($350)
Participant must complete e-learing and pool skills prior to arrival.

Specialty Courses ie Wreck Diving Certifications available - please inquire

Dive Equipment: Guests are welcome to use equipment on board Free Ingwe free of charge. We offer 8 BCD's ranging in size from adult XS - XL. Regs, weights and Compressd Air Tanks.

If guests require additional items (kids sized dive gear, Nitrox, wet suits) we can arrange weekly rentals with a local Dive shop and have itmes onboard for your arrival. Additional Fee's apply.


Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV No
DVD Player Yes (500+ DVDs)
Board Games Yes
Books Many
Other iPod /Device jack to plug into our onboard stereo system, speakers wired indoor/outdoor areas, cockpit and front trampoline areas.
High speed WiFi on board for guests 5 GB per charter.
Captain Nationality UK
Captain License RYA YachtMaster
Captain Years Sailing 10
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Yes
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