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.
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
Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only, arranged as needed at guest’s expense
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…
About Captain Roger:
About Chef/Mate Aimée:
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
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
LA PALAPA GUESTS COMMENTS
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.
Had a great time and hope to be back for another adventure with you guys!
Katie & Lyall Dec 18-23, 2012 St. Lucia
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
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 .
May 16-19, 2012 Culebra – Vieques, Spanish Virgin Islands
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!
April 7-14, 2012
Jan 20-28, 2012 – St. Martin to BVI
It was the trip of a lifetime! Starting with the champagne arrival, it was a 5 star cruise all the way.
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