Live aboard crewed dive catamaran Mimbaw, a luxury Lagoon 410 with 3 cabins in queen size comfort for guests and 1 for the crew. Mimbaw is the perfect choice for active guests and families that want to enjoy diving (nitrox available), kayaking (for 6 people), wake boarding, water skiing, hiking, and eco-tours.
Scuba diving is included for up to 4 dives a day, with or without PADI Instructor (Captain). Leave behind the “hostel style” live-aboard dive vessels and enter into a luxury all-inclusive catamaran. Mimbaw’s experienced captain and dive instructor is eager to offer special consultations on the most pristine dive sites of the islands. Mimbaw is one of only a handful of dive yachts and the only one of its size- price range offering NITROX diving. Mimbaw’s great reviews have their clients saying it was the best vacation of their lives.
Your private Chef/Hostess Carol prepares your favorite foods while you enjoy lounging on the trampoline, lounge on the jumbo beanbags between dives.
We sail and dive the St. Maarten/St. Barth/Saba/Statia/Anguilla area and the British Virgin Islands. You decide where we sail!
Yacht Rates in USD
Rates are all inclusive of food and standard bar, cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat in BVI. Taxes and relocation fees may be extra in other locations.
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 & New Years: plus 10%
Captain Only Rates: Flexible start date: up to 7 guests: $7500
Captained-Only from VCM from 5pm Saturday thru 9am Saturday
Listed Rates are for Flexible Start Dates
All-Inclusive Rates for 5pm Saturday thru 9am Saturday from VCM
1/2 Board – Flexible start dates:
1/2 Board – 5pm Saturday thru 9am Saturday from VCM:
Full Course $150 for PADI Open Water Referral (Theory and Pool dives at your local dive shop at home)
Free Nitrox certification (theory must be done through PADI’s e-learning on-line course.) PADI fees not included – boat charges nothing. We have 25 dive tanks of which 11 are nitrox. Dive Instructor Bastiaan has local knowledge of almost every dive site in the BVI St. Maartin, Saba, St. Barths, Statia, and Anguilla. As our dive instructor is on board and our gear is boat owned the crew of Mimbaw will make sure you have the best diving holiday ever.
Diving Costs: Guests pay for air fills ($20/tank) / Nitrox fills ($30/tank)
Captain Bastiaan (Dutch) is one of few Captains who can claim an authentic lifelong passion for sailing. Bastiaan was born on a houseboat in the Dutch river De Vecht. At age 4, he was given his own sailing dinghy and fondly remembers the feeling of independence as he held the rudder in his hand. To complement his love of water, Bastiaan received his PADI open water scuba certification in Curacao 15 years ago. He has since dove in sites all around the world, and has qualified as a PADI dive master and scuba instructor.
Hobbies & Interests
Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil
Chimichurri Argentinean Style Steak
Dill Red Potatoes
Fresh Green Salad
Rum Cake with Saban Spiced Rum
Fresh Fruit Salad
Spinach Tomato Provincial Herb Crepes
Caribbean Roti Wrap with Curried Chicken
Popadums- Asian Flat Bread
Korean Barbeque Beef
Kimchee Cucumber Salad
Crepes with Pineapple Rum Sauce and Whipped Cream
Turkey and Brie Paninis
Cheese and Fruit Plate
BBQ Jerk Chicken
Sweet Potato Fries
Grilled Plantain Desert
Oh La La French Toast
Aromatic Jamaican Fish
Pita Toasts with Tzaziki
Apple Pie with Grand Marnier Surprise
Assorted Local Breads
Baha Fish Quesadillas
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Grilled Pineapple and Avocado Salad
Guacamole and Sour cream
Bami Goreng- herbed rice dish
Breakfast Sandwiches on fresh Biscuits
Fresh Pineapple and Coconut Salad
Assorted Cheese Sandwiches
Coq au Vin ala Mimbaw
(Chicken and Vegetables in Red Wine Sauce with Provincial Herbs)
Liche Short Cakes
Buttermilk Pancakes Maple Syrup
Spinach Rosemary Quiche
Grilled Chicken with Spiced Rum Reduction
Grilled Bell Peppers
Dirty Caribbean Style Rice
Chocolate Almond and Banana Parfaits
Italian Breakfast Paninis
Menu is subject to availability
Contact us about your diet and preferences and we will design a menu just for you.
MIMBAW GUESTS COMMENTS
Captain B we really appreciate all that you did. You have a fantastic boat that was perfect for the whole family. Anytime we asked about doing something you always had the right equipment and was willing to lead the group, whether it was diving, night diving, or even tubing. We really appreciate your willingness to not only be the captain of the boat but also our dive master and tour guide. You always were searching for interesting things on every dive so that we could see as much as possible, that was a lot of work and we really appreciated it.
You both were so kind and friendly with all of us and seemed to genuinely care that everyone was having a good time. Your wonderful hospitality allowed us all to really feel comfort and relaxed.
It was wonderful getting to know both of you better. You are really nice people.
Hope to sail with you again.
Hope you both are well.. We had such a wonderful time with you both last month..I look back longingly at those photos for many reasons. We got to spend time with our children without distractions. We got to meet you, enjoy your company, eat some amazing food and saw some beautiful landcapes-. Thank you for such an incredible trip.
Thanks so much..
I hope you had a fabulous time with your friend and his son…and I wish you the best that life has to offer! I do believe however you are well on your way to that! You have a gift Bastiaan, I hope you realize that. Thank you for sharing that with us and for making my “dream vacation” well, just that!
Take care of yourself my friend……….
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?
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
4. Was the food good and well presented?
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
6. Could we have helped you further in any way?
7. May we post this review on our website?
8. Additional comments on your charter?
Please rate the folllowing:
Accuracy of yacht description ….10 Great – just like the photos
Cleanliness of the yacht…….10 Very Clean
Comfort of the yacht…..10 Very Comfortable
Food……8 Jennie, the first mate, did a great job of preparing food. She also was really into plating and really catering to our group. I would recommend perhaps more bbq – we had hamburgers one day and Jennie grilled them to perfection. That would be my only comment – more grill!
Crew friendliness and professionalism…..10 They were very proud of their work – Bastiaan with his toys and adventures and surprises and Jennie with her beautiful food and plating. They definitely went above and beyond.
Crew competence……10 They were so competent on the sea. We felt very safe and always like we were in good hands.
Overall experience …….10 Best.Vacation.Ever.
I would recommend this yacht for:
Romantic Getaway Families Party Week Couples Retreat
Honestly, I feel that Bastiaan is very professional and is an amazing host. He will take you out all night long if you wanted or he will set up a romantic private dinner on the beach for you. He will cater to whatever type of vacation you want. It sounded like they do a bit of everything and they are so relaxed and laid back that they can cater.
Perfect – we were first timers and I would stress to Late Sail to encourage people to hit the BVIs over other islands for their first time. I am usually pretty extreme about my travel spots and I like to go to spots less traveled. I did not want to do the BVIs and wanted to something else like Antigua but honestly the BVIs were perfect. There were no long sails which was great because one person ended up having a little sea sickness. Honestly, longer sails at some of the other islands would’ve
Was this yacht a good fit for you and your crew?
Bastiaan is AMAZING. His stories and life is so interesting and we really got a long. He seemed like he was born to do sailing and yacht charters. We are an internationally minded group so we just loved Bastiaan and his background. We also loved Jennie’s Aussie spirit. They were just a PERFECT fit for us.
What did you like best about your charter?
Hands down – the crew. Bastiaan was so funny, warm, and welcoming – such an interesting character with an interesting history. He was so laid back about his boat, his toys, and we really felt like home. Jennie was also fantastic. They were great hosts and had fun friends. Their other friends worked super yachts and took us on some amazing boat tours. Now we want to go yachting – ha!
The food and drink and service was fantastic. Honestly we were a bit nervous since we are all foodies and cocktail fans from New York. We forgot our cocktail set and Bastiaan had everything we needed! It was impressive. Jennie cooked fabulous meals too.
What did you like least about your charter?
Honestly – there was nothing that I liked least – maybe the occasional cloudy weather, the harsh reality of grey New York post charter, etc.
Would you charter this yacht again and/or recommend it to others?
I would definitely charter this yacht again for Bastiaan, Jennie, and all their amazing toys. It was so fun and we have joked about doing my bachelorette party on the boat.
We loved our vacation, we think it was the best vacation ever.
Captain Bastiaan and Jenny were both awesome! Bastiaan seemed very knowledgeable about the area and sailing in general. They were both extremely friendly and attentive. I have only glowing positive reports on both. Bastiaan was fun, engaging, intuitive, knowledgeable, interesting and full of life. Jenny was courteous, helpful also interesting, a great cook ,knowledgeable and friendly.
The meals were great! Breakfast was served with cereal, yogurt, fruit, then came the eggs, bacon. We were also served pancakes and locks with bagels…Dinner was great every night, they paid attention to our preferences.
Mimbaw was very clean, the cockpit was comfortable and always had enough shade. They made sure of it with a cover over the trampoline.
We enjoyed Bastiaan’s stories and enthusiasm, Jenny’s food and cooking mined in with a sweet personality.
We found our time very relaxing.
The diving was a lot of fun, the only thing that could of made it better would be if the medical forms were emailed to us earlier, before we arrived on the boat. Bastiaan did a great job while we were in the water.
We would charter this yacht and crew again anywhere in the world!!!
We had an absolutely splendid time. I do not know when my mother was more relaxed. My girlfriend, Judy, even though she had some sea sickness still had a great time. It truly was a pleasure getting to know Bastiaan and Jenny, two very inspiring people. Again, honestly it was the best vacation of my life, so far!