Arlette Wyss – Captain and dive instructor
Arlette Wyss is also a native of Switzerland. She is a certified horse trainer, specializing in a variety of equestrian disciplines. She traveled extensively the past 5 years, crossing the USA by Greyhound bus from west to east, working in Idaho and Nevada as a real cowgirl, reprised that role in Brasil as a “gauchera” on a “facenda”, conquered the Amazon, hiked through Iceland, drove all over New Zealand, slept under the stars in the Sahara Desert and explored the west coast of Greenland on a sailing expedition.
But nothing can beat the beautiful Caribbean and the life on the water. She was only a small child when she was the first time sailing on Belline II with her family. That obviously impressed her enough to return again and again, and to dream of a life on Belline II. Arlette has a Swiss yachtmaster’s license, a 50ft RIB license and VHF certification. Also as a professional PADI dive instructor she’s always happy to take you on a dive around the most stunning reefs of the Caribbean or even blow the first bubbles with you! Arlette achieved a Swiss certification in professional bartending, presentation and service of drinks and snacks.
Her happy face earns her favour and empathy and a smile is always there, even in moments when it’s hectic, with quick thinking and action required. She is comfortable running all deck duties, and she keeps all water sports activities fully under control.
Arlette has been crewing on-and-off with the Belline ll on several charters in the past three years and she worked with Walter in the summer months in the boat yard.
Mate Jean-Pierre Greaux,
“JP”, stepped aboard earlier in the year and has added a bit of local flair to Belline II, being born and raised on the island of Saint Martin. Growing up on or near the ocean, JP is a fun loving, hospitality oriented person who loves cooking Caribbean dishes for new and exciting dining experiences. An avid fisherman, he loves catching and harvesting fresh ocean creatures to throw in the pots. We are very excited to have him on board and he has gotten rave reviews from guests on charters that he and Arlette have already done.
Fresh Local Fruits
Swiss Muesli with Honey Roasted Cereals
Banana Blueberry Pancakes, homemade rum syrup and crisp bacon
Veggie & goat cheese Frittata with Canadian bacon
Almond crusted vanilla french toast
Sausage links-Scrambled eggs
Freshly baked muffins
Omelets to order with cinnamon raisin bread and fresh fruit
Fresh Local Bread, Croissant’s & Baguette
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee…and Variety of all Kinds of Teas
Blackened Caribbean Shrimp Caesar Salad with homemade garlic bread
Hamburger In Paradise, do it yourself
BBQ Surprise & Potato Salad
Tacos all you can eat with Home Made Tequila Beef and all-you-can-drink Margaritas
Spicy West Indian Chicken Roti with fried plantains and side salad
Creole Flying Fish on a Bed of Garden Salad
Chicken Satay with a Vegetable Rice Salad
Greek Vegetable Wrap with homemade hummus and fresh gazpacho soup
French style crepes with ham, swiss/turkey and brie, served with a tossed spinach salad
Fresh Cut Vegetables with fresh and Homemade Dips
Garlic & Herbs Spiced Bruschette with fresh Tomatos & Basil
Nachos with Homemade Guacamole
Seasoned Dip with Roasted Pita Bread
Quiches and Baked Brie
Smoked Salmon, cream cheese and capers, on crunchy toast
Grilled bacon wrapped scallops
Greek Trio of homemade hummus, olive tapanade & feta herb dip served with toasted pita triangles
Fish & Seafood?
Salmon Grilled with an Olive Tapenade
Spicy Jerk Shimp served over island curried veggies and coconut ginger rice-Lime
Honey glazed Salmon with wild rice and a warm black bean and corn salad
Orange ginger MahiMahi, fresh tropical avocado mango salsa, served over rice pilaf and pepper-lime broccoli
Garlic shrimp on a cherry tomato vodka sauce over angelhair pasta with garlic bread & a dinner salad
Lightly pan fried tilapia with a tomato dill beurre blanc sauce, served over couscous with crispy snow peas
Meat & Poultry
Fillet Belline II on a Rosmarine Infused Reduced Red Wine Sauce
Stuffed pork tenderloin with a blackened tomato cream sauce, rosemary roasted potatoes , and sauteed fresh veggies
Steak with a warm vegetable compote, garlic parmesean mashed potatoes and grilled vegetable kebabs
Prosciutto and herb cheese stuffed chicken with a terragon cream sauce served with risotto and sauteed asparagus spears
Glazed Local Ham Shoulder, Stuffed with Pineapple, Peppers, Garlic & Herbs
Crispy Baked Cornish Hen, Stuffed with Local Herbs & Limes
Island Style Pineapple Chicken with Ginger & Chili
Belline’s Famous Glazed & Juicy Turkey, Stuffed with Pears and Onions
Focaccia with Rosemary, Fresh Pepper & Sea Salt
Oven Roasted Potatoes with Island Herbs & Fresh Rosemary
Salted Potato in Butter and Fresh Chives
Fresh Sauteed Vegetables
Grandma’s Glazed Parsley Carrots
Belline’s most famous Mashed Potatoes
Tangy keylime pie-Cheesecake with raspberry mango sauce
Homemade chocolate mocha mousse
Tropical fruit crisp with vanilla ice cream-Bananas Foster
Homemade Rum Cake and rum raisin ice cream-Mangoes and cream served with ginger snaps and fresh nutmeg
Bread pudding from scratch with a cafe rum sauce
Island Rum Cake
Strawberry – Banana Daiquiris,
Bushwhacker Piña – Strawberry – Banana Coladas
Margarita’s (also known as Killeritas !)
BELLINE II GUESTS COMMENTS
The final charter of the season, August, 2018, aboard catamaran BELLINE 2 with Arlette and JP, the guests wrote:
“Niki’s Birthday Trip!!!”
Dear Arlette & JP, Thank you for the trip of a lifetime! You both took such great care of our group and made our celebration truly incredible. You showed us around to so many amazing sights in the BVI including the Baths tour, Soggy Dollar and Willy T’s, which were the highlights! And you cooking was incredible JP! We can’t thank you enough for taking such love and passion in the Belline experience. We all loved it!
Niki & Ken Peters
Mark & Penny
Arlette & JP,
Besides being safe, experienced and strong captain, you were both the most warm and loving hosts to us all. We had a wonderful week and curated a mesmerizing adventure through the British Virgin Islands. Helping us try new things, see new things, and taste new things. Dallas, Texas awaits your visit. XOXOXO!
Kristy & Brian Jacoby
What an experience!
We had an amazing time on your boat and at all the destinations we went to. We loved the food as much as anything, especially the dutch pancakes and the raclette. Marvilloso!!
Craig & Meagan
Ed and Bonnie’s 50th Wedding Anniversary Trip, June, 2018…
This was a trip of a lifetime and we couldn’t of had a better crew to sail,? cook and celebrate a wonderful marriage as well as a family.? Each day was a new and exciting adventure that couldn’t have turned out any better.?
Popop got to sail trough a storm with Arlette, Jacob and Karson got to winch and use their manpower trough the ?storm, dad got to catch moorings.? Thank you for all the memories this week and becoming a part of our big happy family.? Belline’s crew made this tandem vacation possbile because of their valiant efforts to dinghy all of us from boat to boat!?
Best of wishes in your new adventures,?
The Elles and Edema Clans
We spent a week with our family of 12 on a tandem charter celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We were the lucky ones who were aboard Belline II. The boat is absolutely beautiful and very clean. It is very spacious and it accommodated not only the 6 of us that were staying on Belline II but the other 6 that came over and partied with us all the time. Captain Arlette is the best captain you could possibly have. She is very qualified and probably one of the nicest people you will ever meet. We were somewhere beautiful and fun every night. JP our cook and much more presented us with delicious breakfast, lunch and dinners everyday always with a smile on his face. And he makes wonderful cocktails and believe me we kept him busy. Arlette and JP made our trip the best vacation we have ever had. We have adopted both of them into our family. So if you are looking to charter a catamaran look no further. If you have already chartered Belline II get ready to be entertained, eat delicious food and have the time of your life. ?Thank you Arlette and JP for making our 50th anniversary something we will always cherish!
Ed and Bonnie Elles
April 2018 guests on catamaran BELLINE 2 wrote:
This was soooo much fun! We snorkeled, scuba dived, kayaked. Thank you for everything!
Thank you guys for this awesome sailing adventure. I loved the Baths with all the large boulders and caves. Thank you for the amazing food. I enjoyed going to town with you J-P, and enjoyed pulling the prank the rest of the boat. Thank you Arlette for teaching us to how to scuba dive.
Thank you for captaining us through the BVI. It was very fun. I really want to say a special thank you for teaching me to wakeboard. You taught me how to sail and I want to thank you for that. Thank you for scuba instructions and taking us to the Baths.
Thank you for cooking some of the best food I ever had. I had so much fun doing the prank on the dinghy, I will never forget that awesome prank. You always make me laugh. Thank you for showing me how to put the anchor down.
Mid April, 2018, guests aboard BELLINE 2 in the BVI wrote
-Kayaking with the kids
-Driving the boat
-Sleeping on deck
Thank you Arlette & J-P!
Thank you for taking me on one of the best boat trips of my life and thanks for letting me drive the boat. And thank you for the awesome food, also going snorkeling with me.
This has been an amazing experience, one of a lifetime. You guy shave been the best captains. These last 5 days have been a load of memories for all of us, especially the kids. Thank you for taking care of us like chiefs.
Best week with my family that I can remember. The kids had a blast and it was very relaxing for me. Thanks Arlette and J-P! Thank you both so much. We truly hope you come our way and we will take care of YOU!
Guests from March, 2018, on BELLINE 2 wrote:
Thank you Arlette & J-P for this wonderful journey, full of adventure and great food!All the best to you and hope to see you in Argentina! Love,
Estela, Felipe & Juli.
Thank you for a wonderful vacation and being so great with the kids!! Safe travels,
November, 2017 guests in the Grenadines aboard BELLINE 2 wrote
Dear Arlette and J-P,
Thank you for an incredible adventure! It was comforting to be in the hands of such a knowledgeable, skillful and fun loving duo. Our journey included Bequia, Tobago Cays, Union island (Frigate, Clifton, Chatam Bay) and Mayrou, before returning to our starting point at Young Island in St. Vincent. You kept our cups and bellies full of such delicious recipes. It was a must learning how to wakeboard and learning about the various sea life. You can find us on facebook and we are looking forward to visiting your ranch in Portugal.
All the best,
Erik and Liz.
Dear Arlette and J-P,
Thank you so much for your ceaseless hard work and service! I really enjoyed the charter. It is difficult to name the best moment on the trip for me, but if I had to choose, it would be our time spent at Petit Tabac. I am a tremendous fan of Pirates of the Caribbean, and it was a pleasant surprise when dad told me that we were headed there during the charter. Of course, being on the island itself was even better. Absolutely beautiful! I said this before to my family members, so I should share it with you. This was the vacation to end all vacations for me!! It will be difficult to come close to how good of an experience this was. Thank you very much! Good luck with your future charters!
Arlette and J-P,
The trip exceeded expectations. Especially the nice long sailing W.O. Engine roars were good to my sailor’s heart! Great quiet moorings, very scenic, nice snorkeling & swimming and as highlights, the giant turtles. And then of course every night a culinary highlight, and J-P’s constant reminder to us that he just loved to cook and was not a trained chef, he could have fooled all of us! All in all, a terrific experience well worth repeating. (Maybe next year!?!)
Arlette & J-P,
Gosh, they have said it all already. It was a great trip. We worried before we came, but that was not necessary. J-P, you read all of my comments on what we would eat and surpassed my expectations. Lof the sailing days, the sails going up, the turtles popping up, the scenery and the peaceful nights under all those stars. Really thankful all of our boys could make the trip as they had a good timeof it as well. We were not sure what to expect, but delighted to have come to the Grenadines. Thanks for all your hard work.
Late March, 20178, guests aboard Belline 2 wrote:
This is now the sixth (and seventh) (and first!) time on the Belline it is as good as ever. Our home away from home! Next time Leslie will bring her horses for Arlette to train. As always, the ever voracious Wolff-Stark clan ate trough all the food, water and alcohol. And Ice. Even lobster- people, we had the most amazing time. We love visiting paradise and being with yall! We’re already looking forward to the next Belline trip. Here’s to more scuba, death marches, stingray sightings, ice lime Jack Daniels drinking, snorkeling, sun bathing, and general merriment soon!
con mucho amor,
David, Leslie, Ellen, Tony, Alex, Rebecca & Daniel
March, 2017 guests wrote
Walter and Arlette
Thank you for a wonderful week aboard Belline II!
It was great to enjoy:
– visiting new places
– great dives
– your flexibility and willingness to please
– sharing your knowledge of sailing, diving, boats, navigating and reading maps
– making possible “project swan”, the first kite surf swan in the world!
Hope to see you again in the virgin islands!
Alessandra, Francesco, Ursula and Ricardo Vasi, and Emilya and Nico!
Feb./March, 2017, guests on BELLINE 2 wrote:
Where do I start? “what an enchanted voyage!”
Thank you, Thank you for taking away the world and it’s worries for an amazing week.
Making dolphins riding the waves with us, the jumping in and swimming with them, most incredible moment ever!!! The food, every meal delicious, gonna miss that!
Every night stopping in the most beautiful spot ever, until the next spot. Can’t wait to return to the Belline II seeing good friends and having the time of our lives.
Love + laughs
Arlette & Walti,
Thanks for making my dreams come true:
– Diving from a sailboat
– Living aboard
– Kind 40th Birthday
– Lots of laughs
– Blue water
– Black water
– Shallow water
– Deep water
Hope to see you soon and Belline II as well
A much needed sanctuary from the stresses of life. Thank you for for helping me appreciate and notice the world outside of my self created daily grind. An overwhelming feeling of love for the earth, family and friends
Much love and Thanks
Walti and Arlette,
Thanks for a great trip! Truly felt like spending time with family! A much needed relaxing trip!
Hoping to see you again soon!
Mark and Terie Krupp
Belline 2\’s New Years week guests wrote:
Arlette + Walti
Thank you for changing our perspective and our lives for the week whole! ?See you next time?Brian
We had the most Amazing trip and look forward to the next time. Cheers to healt and happiness in the new year!?Love Alison