Bliss

Yacht Details

Length: 58 ft Voyage
Cabins: 5 Queen Berths
Number of Guests: 1-10
High Cost: $24500
Low Cost: $22000

Yacht Description

Welcome on board a dramatically perfect high end luxury catamaran. Designed specifically for charter guests, Bliss is comfortable, graceful stable and elegantly spacious. Bliss is one of the worlds most magnificent catamarans to enjoy when on a vacation.
Only luxury catamarans can offer 5 queen sized cabins, each cabin has it’s own private toilet,shower and wash basin and yes Bliss is fully air-conditioned. Dining can be inside but most meals are enjoyed in the large open cockpit, so those candle-lit dinners are most welcomed.

Enjoy island hopping in paradise with or without your children on board the luxury catamaran Bliss. Take full advantage of the water toys carried on board. Fishing, knee boarding, adult water ski’s, beach games, airbed, wake board towing ring, deck shower, barbecue play station, Scuba and snorkeling. Bliss has something for everyone, reading your favorite book under a palm tree on a foot print free beach is very possible. Setting up a beach barbecue is also a Bliss specialty.

Yacht Rates in USD

2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax 9 pax 10 pax
W 2012/13  22000 22000 22000 22000 22000 22500 23000 23750 24500
S 2013  22000 22000 22000 22000 22000 22500  23000  23750 24500

Rates are based on a 7 night charter (1 week) all inclusive of food and standard bar,  cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Taxes, relocation fees may be extra

Not included is a crew gratuity at your discretion is usually 10 to 20% of the Yacht Rates handed to the crew at the end of the charter

XMAS WEEK – up to ten guests: $26,950  –  NEW YEARS WEEK – up to ten guests: $28,175

SCUBA – License Instructor

Diving Costs     $30/diver/dive for certified Divers, includes gear

Resort Course: $250             Discover Scuba $250 (incl. 2 dives)

Referrals $300(incl. 4 dives)      Advanced $300(incl. 5 dives)

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Yacht Amenities

  • All Cabins are Air Conditioned
  • Electric Vacuum-Flush toilets,Satellite TV in all cabins & saloon
  • Flat Screen High Definition Plasma TV in Saloon with Theatre Sound
  • -Bose Multi-Media Surround Sound System
  • iPod Hookups,300+DVDs/Movies
  • 100 CD's
  • Camcorder
  • Books,,Board Games
  • Sun Awning
  • Deck Shower
  • Bimini
  • Special Diets on request
  • BBQ
  • Hairdryers
  • 29 Port Hatches
  • Guests Smokes on Transoms
  • Generators
  • Water Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Swim Ladders on each Transom w/ hot water showers
  • Complete snorkel gear including Children's sizes
  • Front staircase between trampolines into water
  • Water Skis
  • Knee Board & Wake Board
  • Trolling Fishing Rods
  • Floating Sun-beds
  • Inflatable Donut
  • Ocean Kayak
  • Play station 2 or X-box in cabins
  • DVD & CD player in each cabin
  • Library of PlayStation/X-Box Games
  • 15 ft Hardbottom Dinghy with 60 hp engine
  • Water Skis for Adult
  • 1 x 2 man Kayak
  • U/Water Camera

Cruising Area

  • Summer Operations Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Winter Operations Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Summer Ports BVI
  • Winter Ports BVI
  • Pref. Pick-up Nanny Cay Marina
  • Other Pick-up West End
  • Trellis Bay
  • No St Thomas pick-ups or drop-offs

Charter Information

  • All rates are for the entire boat and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation
  • Charter Fee does not include a customary gratuity in the amount of 15-20% of the total charter fee payable to a deserving Captain and Crew upon the completion of a successful charter
  • All guests over 18 yrs wishing to fish in BVI must purchase a BVI license prior to boarding ask us for information
  • Marina dockage if applicable upon the request of the charter guests is not included
  • Fine wines champagnes and top shelf liquors are not included and can be purchased upon request of the charter guests at their expense
  • Children Welcome no age limit but Water-safe please
  • Green Initiatives they make purified drinking water & use re-usable water bottles
  • Welcome on board the dramatically perfect high end luxury catamaran for the BVI, Bliss.
  • Come aboard BVI Yacht Charter Bliss

Crew

Captain and Crew of Bliss, a 58 ft Voyage Caribbean Yacht Charter

Crew Profile

Captain: Gareth Wood Nationality: UK
Gareth and Kristine are an experienced crew who love their lives at sea. Their enthusiasm for sailing and their passion for delicious food is obvious from the moment you step foot on Bliss. Both of them have spent many years at sea, travelling the world, which shows in their outstanding customer service. Bliss is their home and they love to share it with their guests.
Gareth was born in a small coastal village near Cape Town where he spent his early years fishing, surfing and learning to sail. He qualified as a dental technician from the University of Leeds in England and moved back to his home is South Africa. After a few years Gareth decided go sailing and seven years later he is still at it. Gareth has skippered yachts all around the world, mainly working in Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Mexico, the Mediterranean, and the Caribbean.

Kristine was born in Chicago however, spent most of her young life growing up between Tampa and the US Virgin Islands. Her father has owned seven different yachts, which he ran charters from with the help of his family. Kristine has literally grown up within the charter industry, where her mother taught her everything she knows about cooking amazing cuisine onboard gorgeous yachts. Kristine majored in History and Classical Studies at Lake Forest College, studying in both Greece and Italy, before returning to the sea.
Gareth and Kristine are looking forward to welcoming you to Bliss.

Yacht Layout

Yacht Layout of British Virgin Islands Charter Bliss

Sample Menu

A sampler from Kristine’s galley aboard Bliss
Breakfast
Homemade Pancakes, plain or with your choice of toppings
(Strawberries and cream, mixed berries, or chocolate banana crunch)
Stuffed French Toast with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling and Blueberry Syrup
Sweet Breakfast Crepes with your choice of fillings
(lemon, berry, banana, and nutella)
Crepe Quiche Lorraine
(Crepe cups filled with eggs, bacon, onions and cheddar-vegetarian options as well)
Omelet with Crumbled Goat Cheese, Sauteed Shallots, and Fresh Thyme
Garlic and Herb Fried Eggs on Toast with Prosciutto Crisps
Spinach and Mushroom Frittata

Lighter Options
Honey Almond Granola with Yogurt
Warm Mixed Berries and Nectarines with Yogurt

Assorted Baked Goods
Cream cheese and blueberry pound cake
Banana Walnut Muffins
Cinnamon Rolls

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Assorted Smoothies
Strawberry and Banana
Berry Medley

Extras
Fresh Fruit Salad
White and Whole Wheat Toast
Bacon
Breakfast Sausages
Cereal

Lunch
Jerk Chicken Salad
(Blackened chicken, mixed greens, veggies, black beans, bacon, and grilled pineapple with a pineapple lime dressing)
Mandarin Chicken Spinach Salad
(Grilled chicken, spinach, veggies, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, and an Asian ginger dressing)
Citrus Mahi Mahi Tacos
(Mahi mahi marinated in spicy citrus sauce, baked and served in corn tortillas with avocado, cilantro, and olives)
Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad with Choice of Sandwich
(Cold pasta salad with roasted red peppers, lemon, almond, mozzarella and fresh basil)
Shrimp, Avocado and Mango Salsa Quesadillas with a Fresh Garden Salad and Chipotle Dressing
Salami, Goat Cheese and Black Olive Pesto Panini with Fresh Garden Salad and Italian Dressing
Hamburgers with Sautéed Mushrooms, Swiss Cheese, and a Balsamic Mayo
(Served with oven baked French Fries and a Spinach Salad)

Appetizers
Coconut Shrimp with a Spicy Marmalade Dipping Sauce
Classic Italian Bruschetta with Parmesan
Island Ceviche with Tropical Fruit
(Shrimp, Salmon, and Scallops cooked in a spicy lime marinade and served with fresh oranges and mangos)
Homemade Chips, Salsa, and Guacamole
Homemade Hummus, Veggies, and Pita Chips
Seared Ahi Tuna with Wasabi and a Seaweed Salad
Bacon Wrapped Scallops with a Spicy Mayo Dipping Sauce

Dinner
Teriyaki Glazed Pork Chops and Pineapple with Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans
Salmon with Guava Sauce and Mango Salsa with Sautéed Zucchini and Squash and yellow rice
(Salmon broiled in a guava sauce and served with a sweet and spicy mango salsa)
Greek Style Kabobs (Chicken or Lamb) with a Tatziki Dipping Sauce, Lemon Spinach Orzo, and a Traditional Greek Salad
Filet Mignon in a Port Wine Sauce with Herb Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach
Pan Seared Ahi Tuna and a Spicy Ginger Lime Sauce with Sliced Avocado, Rice and Beans, and Roasted Asparagus
Angel Hair Pasta Covered in a Seafood Tomato Sauce with a Cesar Salad and Garlic Bread
Lemon Chicken with Orange Glazed Carrots and Wild Rice and Walnuts

All Dinners Include Fresh Salads

Dessert
Coconut Crème Pie
Key Lime Crème Brulée
Homemade Brownies and Fudge with Ice Cream
Pavlova with Lemon Cream and Berries
Vanilla-Stuffed Strawberry Cupcakes
Homemade Apple Crisp
Profiteroles with Coffee Whipped Cream

Testimonials

BLISS (58 CAT) GUESTS COMMENTS
MAY 2013 Name: William Charter Dates: May 20-27, 2013
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
The crew was extremely friendly and accomodating. They were very professional, catered to all our needs, made us feel safe, and it so we all had so much fun. We brought our adult children with us this time and none of us could have asked for a better time together. It was relaxing, active, happy, and more memorable than we had even anticipated. My husband and i had done this trip several times before and even we were treated to a different and exciting time. This was the first time our adult children had done this trip and thay are all saying they don’t know how they can top this vacation.

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
The yacht was extremely comfortable and extraordinarily clean.

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Perfectly ventilated with hatches opened when we were not sialing and the air conditioning at night made for a perfect sleep.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
The food was excellent and to everyones liking. It was always beautifully presented and there was always an abundance.

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
We loved the areas we sailed and the coves we moored in. While we told the crew that variety was the spice of life we had our evening just the way we wanted them in a quiet cove with mostly never another traffic. We did moor at Foxy’s one night and if you are into any sort of night life do this. We had a blast!

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6. Could we at Virgin Island Sailing, Ltd. have helped you further in any way?
I do not believe so. was prompt in answering our question or directing us to the source we needed. We thank you for our champagne upon our arrival on Bliss. Lovely!

7. May we post this review on our website?
Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?
If you have a chance to sail the yacht, “Bliss”, do so. It is an awesome experience on a very special catamaran. We do not use facebook, however, maybe we can get one of our children to send some pictures. :-))


Best Regards,
Feb. 20-27-13
Name: Tony & Heike
Yacht: S/V Bliss
Date: February 20-27, 2013

Comment on the comfort onboard Bliss: The Bliss is a good size for 8 adults. The fifth bed room was small for 2 adults,

Comment on the condition of Bliss: Very good conditions

Comment on the cleanliness of Bliss: The Bliss was always clean

Comment on the congeniality of the Captain and crew: Always very cordial

Comment on the service of the Captain and crew: Always there for us if we needed anything

Comment on the fun aspect of the Captain and crew: had a lot of fun but started out a little slow, Captain and crew had to adjust to different personalities and different age groups in which they accomplished to keep everyone happy.

Comment on the expertise of the Captain and crew: They were both very good in what they did. Rica is an excellent cook and Arnold took us to all the hot spots around Tortola.

Comment on the quality of your meals : Great

Comment on the presentation of your meals: Great

Would you charter this yacht again? (Circle one) Yes

The Brownlies, aboard in May, 2009
Everything on BLISS was perfection! The crew really was outstanding, anticipating our every need. The Captain’s sailing expertise was most mpressive (the men were especially in awe of his mooring abilities); we always felt in the best of hands – safety was his number one priority (for us and the boat). The chef’s creations were absolutely five star! Every single meal she created was delicious. The two of them really studied our preference sheets well and were able to fine tune our trip to accommodate the diverse group. The boat is beautiful and it was obvious that it is very well maintained under the care of the crew. It was extremely clean ALL THE TIME! And that is with 10 people on the boat. The crew were also so very nice and we really believed that they wanted to do whatever they could to make our trip so fantastic.

Honestly, no complaints from anyone. We will highly recommend BLISS to anyone wanting a trip of a lifetime.
The Nicholson party, aboard in March, 2009
CHARTER REVIEW

Yacht: BLISS

We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

Was the crew friendly and accommodating? They were the BEST! Should we be fortunate to sail again, I’m not sure we could have as good an adventure unless we had the benefit of their talents, skills, and positive attitudes. There was absolutely nothing overlooked in their efforts to make sure we had a superlative time.

Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Impeccable, immaculate. Virtually spotless. State of the art. Professionally well maintained by the crew. They treat the boat as if it were their own.

Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes, air conditioning, when requested, worked flawlessly.

Was the food good & well presented? We are begging for Amanda to share her recipes. Presentation was always excellent. The food delicious.

Did you like the area you sailed? We were left up to our own devices if that was what we wanted. The captain’s recommendations were always great and nicely balanced with the desires of the 9-person charter.

Could we at Virgin Island Sailing have helped you further in anyway? Your website ultimately directed and sold us on BLISS. Thank you.

May we post your review on our website? Of course.

Additional comments on your charter? I’ve never seen anyone work so hard to make sure we had the absolute best time. We actually think they had a good time with us as well. They made it look easy when we knew that it was not. The owner of BLISS is lucky to have them as his charter crew.
The Ferrells, aboard for New Years, 2008/2009
CHARTER REVIEW

Yacht: BLISS

We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

Was the crew friendly and accommodating? They were incredible, they met every need and then some!

Was the yacht comfortable and clean? Yes

Was the yacht well ventilated? Yes

Was the food good & well presented? Again, the chef did an amazing job – the best we have ever had.

Did you like the area you sailed? Of course! We went to several new spots and enjoyed some old classics.

Could we at Virgin Island Sailing have helped you further in anyway? No, everyone did their job well and made our vacation extremely relaxing.

May we post your review on our website? Yes

Additional comments on your charter? This was the best vacation ever! We have wondered how our trips are ever going to compare to this and we seriously think the only way is to plan another one with your company and Bliss. The boat’s audio and visual technologies were an added bonus for us. We could choose music for sunbathers and something different for the card players. The wireless internet throughout the boat so my husband could check on his office was also very handy. Also, Bliss had a reef fish identification book that we were able to record all the species we saw each day. That became a very competitive and fun record of our trip. We cannot say enough about how wonderful this trip was. This was my husband’s and my 5th trip and it surpassed all of the others by miles! Thank you for everything.
Monica and John Ferrell
July 2011
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
absolutely

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
perfect

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
the best!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
gorgeous!

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
no

7. May we post this review on our website?
Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?
Ron and Anya were the perfect crew! We had the added bonus of having Kerry along, and by the end of the first day, they were like part of the family! We couldn’t have asked for anything more! It was the perfect vacation!

Dec. 27th – Jan. 03/12
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Yes, 5 stars (out of five)

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes, 5 stars (out of five)

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
Yes.

4. Was the food good and well presented?
Yes, 5 stars (out of five)

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes, 5 stars (out of five)

7. May we post this review on our website?
Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?

March-April 2012
Name: Sue
Yacht: BLISS with Arnold and Rica
Charter Dates: March 31 – April 7, 2012
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands

We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.

1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
They were wonderful!

2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
yes

3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
yes

4. Was the food good and well presented?
The food was to die for!

5. Did you like the area you sailed?
yes

6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
the yacht and crew that suited our needs was fabulous!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

7. May we post this review on our website?
Yes

8. Additional comments on your charter?
This was my fifth charter in the BVI and I was a little concerned that we mightjust go places I had already been. But Arnold found new harbors and the best snorkeling I have ever seen. The whole trip was perfect!

The Irwins aboard August, 2012
To the owner of Bliss:

We just arrived home last night from a perfectly delightful week aboard your beautiful boat, Bliss. We want to say something to you that we’re sure you already know, but bears repeating. And that is, you certainly have a wonderful crew on Bliss. Arnold and Rica did everything possible to make our week most enjoyable. The boat is spotless, well provisioned and comfortable. Arnold’s handling of your boat is so good – he is skillful, careful and always made us feel safe and secure during the wonderful days of sailing that we had. Rica’s gourmet meals were a constant delight – she surprised us three times a day with beautiful and delicious creations and I’m afraid our waistlines show it!

Because we know that Arnold & Rica’s perfect performance is not possible without the backing of a knowledgeable and keenly involved owner, we wanted to thank you for your part in making our 50th anniversary sailing week such a success.

We had been afraid that we wouldn’t have much in the way of winds, but we got some of the edges of the storm systems, I think, and the sailing was first rate. We’ve been monohull sailors in the past and this was our first experience on a catamaran and I’m converted! I really loved the stability.

It was our first trip to the BVI for our family and we will long remember the beauty and fun of our trip. Just wanted to let you know and thank you!

Sharon and Dick