La Palapa

Yacht Details

Length: 45 ft Catalina/Morgan
Cabins: 1 Queen
Number of Guests: 1-6
High Cost: $5900
Low Cost: $5900

Yacht Description

Captain Roger and his wife Aimée, your First Mate and Chef, are excited to have you aboard their Sailing Yacht La Palapa and show you the beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.

Whether you want to just relax and just sip cocktails on the deck or be active and dive, snorkel and hike, La Palapa will be your perfect home away from home.

The options are endless. Relax in the cockpit, dangle off the swim step, snorkel along the reef, paddle into the sunrise, picnic on a secluded beach, swim with the turtles, hang in the double hammock, catch some sun on the bow; La Palapa will turn your vacation into an experience of a lifetime.

Spacious master stateroom with queen berth, private bath with electric toilet and stall shower, La Palapa has 14 opening hatches and ports plus full air-conditioning for your comfort.

2 pax
W 2015 6400
S 2015 6400
W 2016 6400

Rates are all inclusive of food and standard bar.  Cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat. Taxes and relocation fees may be extra.

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

4 nights minimum please, with no 10% surcharge for < 6 night charters.

Half-Board Option: $5,400
Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, snacks, canapes and standard ships bar.

Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only, arranged as needed at guest’s expense


Yacht Amenities

  • Large forward master suite with extra large queen berth
  • ensuite bath with electric toilet and stall shower
  • 14 opening ports/hatches plus full A/C
  • Salon Stereo
  • iPod Hookups
  • 100+ DVDs/Movies
  • Camcorder
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Hammock
  • Windscoops
  • Deck Shower
  • Bimini
  • BBQ
  • Hairdryers
  • Guests can smoke on swim steps only
  • Generator
  • Water Maker
  • Onboard WIFI
  • Green Initiatives - Make purified drinking water and use re-usable water bottles
  • 8 solar panels generating 750 watts
  • water maker
  • shop local and organic in BVI and whenever possible
  • use eco-friendly products and detergents
  • participate in ocean and beach clean-ups
  • 9 ft Dinghy - Ultralight with 9.9Hp engine
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Swim Platform on Scoop stern with Boarding Ladder
  • Fishing Gear with Trolling rods
  • U/Water Camera
  • Guitar
  • Surfboard
  • Bocci Balls
  • Badminton
  • Noodles
  • Floating cooler
  • Beach gear with chairs
  • cooler beach
  • Beach hammock

Cruising Area

  • Pref. Pick-up Trellis Bay & VG
  • Other Pick-up Road Town
  • Summer & Winter Operations - Caribbean Virgin Islands

Charter Information

  • All rates are for the entire boat and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation
  • 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
  • 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 in the rates
  • Fine wines champagnes and top shelf liquors are not included and can be purchased upon request of the charter guests at their expense
  • La Palapa is a fully-crewed / captain-only Caribbean sailboat available for charter in the BVI and beyond.
  • Come aboard BVI Yacht Charter La Palapa


Captain and Crew of La Palapa, a 45 ft Catalina/Morgan Caribbean Yacht Charter

Crew Profile

These two sailors met in Spain while Roger was finishing up his circumnavigation with La Palapa and Aimée was crewing aboard another vessel… He convinced her to jump ship to La Palapa and the rest is history…
They left Spanish Canaries aboard La Palapa and crossed the Atlantic together in 2010. Arriving in St. Lucia, they then sailed onwards to the BVI’s where they got married at the beautiful Saba Rock in North Sound, BVI’s. They spent a year long honeymoon exploring and discovering the most pristine beaches and bays of the Virgin Islands and decided to call this paradise their home. Their knowledge and experience of these waters make them a perfect option for any couple looking for a romantic and memorable getaway.

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About Captain Roger:
Captain Roger is a lifelong sailor, originally from Cape Cod and has lived on boats for over 20 years starting with his first IOR race boat in Hawaii while he attended College. He has over 30,000 sea miles and has sailed with La Palapa from California nearly circumnavigating the globe… until he met his wife Aimée in Spain and they decided to sail across the Atlantic together and settle in the Caribbean and live life afloat permanently. He is an expert on the BBQ and loves to entertain and meeting new people. He also is a great teacher should you want to learn more about sailing during your stay.
His credentials include RYA Yachtmaster, commercial pilot, computer engineer and GPS specialist.

About Chef/Mate Aimée:
Aimée is your first mate, chef, yoga instructor, hike guide… you name it. Aimée also grew up by the sea in Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada. She loves everything aquatic from diving, paddleboarding, and wakeboarding and has recently taken up kiteboarding. She started her sailing career in the Red Sea, where she crewed on a Dive Yacht taking guest from Israel to Egypt on an adventurous week of diving. She has also worked for various other boats including the 128 ft ketch, Infinity, sailing from Tahiti to New Zealand where she was managing a Galley for 18 crew. She loves entertaining and cooking for guests. Her cooking is inspired from her travels around the globe and she prides herself with sourcing the freshest and most local grown ingredients.
Her credentials include: CYA Day Skipper, divemaster, pilates and yoga training level 1 & 2, and she is also a professional graphic artist. In her spare time, she donates her skills as a graphic artist for NPO organizations including OceansWatch and Good Samaritan of Haiti.

Yacht Layout

Yacht Layout of British Virgin Islands Charter La Palapa

Sample Menu

Aimee uses her culinary knowledge from traveling the world to infuse her meals with delicious, vibrant flavours. She believes that local and fresh are the key to a great meal and sources local & organic ingredients whenever possible. Roger will also treat you to a taste of his BBQ skills as he has mastered the fine art at BBQ at sea…from his signature Bacon Wrapped Shrimp to Cheeseburgers in Paradise to juicy Fish & Steak are some of his specialities.

Poached Egg Stacked with Proscuitto, Caramelized Onion & Lemon Hollandaise

Classic Egg Benedict with Ham, Hollandaise and Roast Potatoes

Homemade Apple Almond Granola with Fresh Local Fruit Salad & Yogurt

Fresh Avocado, Eggs and Grilled Tomato with Fresh Local Basil

Spinach & Bacon Quiche

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Crepes with Grilled Apple Cinnamon and Organic Maple Syrup

Aimée’s Egg Mignon

Poached Eggs Wrapped in Spanish Prosciutto with a Hint of Red Pesto

Served with: Fresh Fruit, Coffee, Tea, Fresh Squeezed Juice, Mimosa’s or Bloody Mary’s


Palapa Chipotle Fish Tacos with Fresh Salsa and Citrus Coleslaw

Mixed Green Salad with Chili Lime Shrimp Skewers

Cheeseburgers in Paradise

Aimée’s Homemade Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella and a selection of toppings. You pick!

Caribbean Crab with Creamy Dill Sauce

Seared Scallop Salad

Jumbo Shrimp Quesadillas with Fresh Salsa and Homemade Guacamole

Picnic on the beach with Prosciutto and Provolone Baguettes and Marinated Tomato Artichoke Salad


Caprese Salad: Fresh Bocconcini, Local Grown BVI Basil Drizzled with Basil Infused Olive Oil

Caesar Salad with Fresh Baked Croutons & Smoked Prosciutto

Homemade Guacamole with Fresh Cilantro Salsa & Warm Grilled Tortilla Chips

Catch of the Day Ceviche

Eggplant with Garlic Mayo Dipping Sauce

Creamy Eggplant Dip (Baba Ganoush) and Garlic Hummus with Warm Grilled Pita

BC Wild Smoked Salmon with Red Onion & Caper Creamcheese

Baked Creamy Crab Mushroom Caps

Fresh Local Mango twirled in Serrano Ham

Melon & Fresh Prosciutto

French Caviar with Crème Fraîche & Baguette

Steamed Mussels in White Wine with Garlic Baguette


Phyllo-wrapped Halibut Fillets with Lemon Scallion Sauce & Honeyed Greens

Pan Seared Scallops with Linguine al Pesto

Maple Glazed Salmon with Garlic Mash and Asparagus

Seared Ahi Tuna with Wasabi Mash and Sesame Greens

Roger’s Spicy BBQ Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with BBQ Eggplant and Vegetable Kabobs

BBQ Lamb & Mushroom Kabobs with Lebanese Cucumber Salad

Roger’s BBQ Chicken breast with Aimee’s Fresh Mango Cilantro Sauce


Fruit Flambé with Vanilla Bean Ice Crème

Coconut Rum Cake

Warm Chocolate Nut Brownies Drizzled with Creme

Coconut Creme Caramel

Served with: Expresso or Tea, Spanish or Irish Coffees

Some of our Specialty Cocktails:

Captains Cocktail of the Day – Always a surprise

Mojitos – the classic with fresh mint, lime and caribbean rum

Rogeritas – Roger infamous margarita with fresh limes, cointreau, tequila on the rocks

Skinny Ginny – fresh ginger syrup, lime juice, gin shaken to perfection

Rum Punch – our secret palapa version


March 28-April 5, 2013 – St. Barts Bucket Race & BVI
George & Friends
Wow! That was a trip for the books. Truly an experience of a lifetime to be at the Bucket and be on a boat!

Also liked St. Maarten french and dutch sides… and think you did a great job at choosing anchorages and showing us the best of the best.
From the beach shacks to the sunset bar to the gourmet beach paradise Grand Case. Love that place.
Like I said, it really was more fun than burning man!

Had a great time and hope to be back for another adventure with you guys!

Cheers, George

Katie & Lyall Dec 18-23, 2012 St. Lucia

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Our charter experience aboard La Palapa was a dream! Our leisurely cruise route took us along the coast of Saint Lucia from Rodney Bay down through Marigot to Hummingbird Bay in Souffries, where the Pitons provide a stunning backdrop for a sunset cocktails.
We had great weather and fair winds and were able to sail the whole time and take in the beautiful coastline without the hum of an engine.
This was a special trip for Lyall and I, who had recently met and fell in love ‘at first sight’. We truly felt like we were already on our honeymoon in that the boat and crew catered to our lovestruck hearts.
Aimee and Roger knew exactly what we needed… the perfect balance of time alone exploring the anchorages and time aboard relaxing in the company of friends. The food aboard was prepared daily by chef Aimee and the fresh and healthy cuisine was a perfect match for the warm tropical climate and served to recharge us after snorkeling in the sea. It was so nice to wake up and head up to the cockpit for our morning spread. I left with some great recipes and also some new cocktail concoctions as well. Roger always made sure we had a perfectly mixed drink in our hands at sunset, and kept our glasses filled with his delicious drinks. We both felt ‘at home’ while aboard, and really enjoyed their company during the trip. Throughout the charter, Aimee, an excellent photographer, snapped photos of us and she provided us with the images before our departure. They left us with not only amazing images to remember our trip, but lasting memories as well.
Our time aboard La Palapa was truly magical and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a laid back, stress free charter experience. They will cater the itinerary to best suit your desires and make sure you have everything you need aboard their beautiful boat. We will surely be cruising with them again in the near future! Thank you both again for such an amazing trip! A hui ho, until we meet again,
Katie and Lyall, Hawaii

October 2012 BVI
Hi Roger & Aimee,

Just wanted to tell you we had an amazing day with you both on Palapa. We did so much it was hard to believe it was only a day! The quesadilla lunch Aimee did was delicious with the fresh guacamole and salsa.

Roger did an amazing job anchoring us right off the beach, we really enjoyed the pics you sent of us. Rogers Margaritas on the beach lived up too their reputation.

We thought the day was done with the paddle boarding but both had a blast doing the SUP behind the dingy. Aimee thanks so much for showing us this trick!

We both had an amazing time and cant wait to spend more time on Palapa on our next trip to the BVI .

Jost & Elise

May 16-19, 2012 Culebra – Vieques, Spanish Virgin Islands
Hi Roger and Aimee,

Thanks again for having us. You orchestrated a full and interesting trip for us, with lots of sailing and new anchorages for each event of the day. Much appreciated!
And, thanks to Aimee for the superb food service! It reminded me of the trip on Le Ponant in the Seychelles except there was no Chef’s hat on.
The trip flight home from Culebra was uneventful. All planes roughly on time, and arrived here at HMBay at 9pm. Thanks for a fun trip. Good to see you and to meet Aimee and to see that you guys are having fun together. Looks like a great match! and to see your vessel too. Amazing considering all the miles you’ve put it through!
If you’re in the area, you’re welcome to come stay with us. We have a spare guest room.
Fair Winds,

April 7-14, 2012
We can’t say enough glowing things about Captain Roger and First Mate Aimee. But our actions speak louder than words- we enjoy chartering with them so much we keep coming back. We’ve had the good fortune to be their guests numerous times: gunk holing in the Sea of Cortez, cruising down the coast of Australia, island-hopping through the Greek Isles, and most recently, an extended tour of British and US Virgin Islands.
The boat is modern and well maintained, and accommodations are always clean, bright, spacious and comfortable. Both the Nespresso machine and the beer cooler are always well-stocked. The aft BBQ is always a special treat, especially when it’s got a fresh-caught Mahi on it. More than once, we’ve ended up having dance parties on the foredeck.
The boat sails well and is very safe and stable– we even brought our one year old toddler on one trip. Most days are spent doing easy 10-20 mile day hops, but we’ve also had several overnighters in full comfort. Captain Roger is impressive at his ability to either completely run the boat by himself, or give guests as much time at the helm as they want.
We recommend them without hesitation and look forward to our next adventure.
Nathan & Naomi
San Francisco

Jan 20-28, 2012 – St. Martin to BVI
Dear Roger & Aimee,

It was the trip of a lifetime! Starting with the champagne arrival, it was a 5 star cruise all the way.
Roger, we loved being whisked away, every day, to a surprise location. The ribs on the beach in St. Martin, watching people bing blown away by jets at the Airport Bar in Phillipsburg, exploring the caves at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, eating conch at the Bitter End, the painkiller drinks at Saba Rock and conch blowing contest at Leverick Bay, to name just a few. You always amazed us. You knew the best places. We had never sailed before. You were very patient and taught us so much about the area and safety aboard the boat. And your stories about sailing around the world kept us enthralled and asking for more.

Aimee, you are the best hostess and an amazing chef. Your gourmet breakfasts were to die for. We looked forward to getting up out our comfortable beds in anticipation. And Roger, your bacon-wrapped prawns, and bbq lobster, made our mouths water. You also anticipated our every need and we felt pampered.

Your boat was immaculately clean. Loved having our own bathroom. Loved hanging out on your hammock with the breeze and the sound of the water lapping on the boat, gazing at the stars. Loved paddle boarding to a secluded beach. Loved being dropped off on a party island. Loved snorkeling in the most beautiful warm water in the world. Loved the pictures you sent us. Loved everything.

Thank you for sharing your paradise with us. You were both so much fun, we hope to go sailing with you again.

George & Laurele