Welcome aboard SANDCASTLE
While most yachts this size are divided into more cabins, SANDCASTLE’S focus is on comfort and space.
Two unusually large, well appointed staterooms offer king size berths, en suite bathrooms with large separate showers, and ample privacy. Generous decks offer plenty of room to relax in the hammock, deck chairs, on sunning mats, or in the shady cockpit. A roomy swim platform and ladder make a dip or snorkel more inviting.
With 20 years of chartering experience, Rik and Ann will take care of all your needs.
Children welcome water safe.
Yacht Rates in USD
Rates are all inclusive of food and standard bar, cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Additional Rate Details: 5-6 PAX: for families with children, or 2 couples with up to 3 children total.
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
SLEEP ABOARD RATE:
CHRISTMAS 2012 / NEW YEARS 2013:
SCUBA Onboard – License Master
Guests may bring own gear or pay pre loaded rental. Diving Costs $100.00 p/person
Onboard they have 6 Tanks 8 Wet Suits 6 Weight Sets Dive Lights 4Diving Info Dives are flexible please inquire. Night dives available
Rik Allen, a USCG Licensed Captain, has been sailing for 30 years, logging many miles between the Caribbean, New England and the South Pacific. Rik has more than 20 years chartering experience. He grew up in the Northeast and attended Penn State where he received his business degree. Rik spent a number of years in Colorado as a ski instructor before settling in warmer climates. Rik loves to windsurf and play chess, and will share with you his intimate knowledge of the islands – from quiet anchorage to dive sites, even local night spots.
Ann Allen, a native of Ontario, Canada, holds a degree in Zoology but has traded the laboratory for the living ocean. She maintains a keen interest in marine life. An avid snorkeler, Ann loves to share her knowlege and leads most of our snorkel trips from beginners to experts
Rik and Ann are both water sports enthusiast, happy to give instruction in snorkeling, windsurfing, water-skiing or knee boarding. They are trained in CPR and are certified divers. Join Rik and Ann for a relaxed, carefree vacation you’ll always remember.
Served with fresh fruit platters, great coffee and fruit juices
Sunset Hors d’oeuvres
APRIL 2012 – Fairon Family
Thank you for a wonderful trip. Thanks for taking me to the Baths. Thank you for teaching me cribbage. Max (age 12)
Patrice and John, Melody and Marland
In our log book they wrote:
Dear Ann and Rik,
In friendship and with appreciation, Melody and Marland, Patrice and John
December 27, 2011 NY\’s charter
we expected great sailing, magnificent food and first rate accommodations but found good friends. The best compliment I can offer is that we will return enthusiastically. thanks. Mark and Marsha
Rik and Ann,
Great way to turn the big 7-0!
Rik and Ann- thanks for a perfect getaway well beyond expectations. Everything was perfect, especially you two. Bob
This week way surpassed my wildest expectations. The memories will [last a lifetime]. Hope to see you soon.
Perfect! Arrrrrgh! Terry
Duffy party – June 2011
It was truly an amazing week and more than we could ever dream of. [You] taught us a lot of things we need to know and how to do them safely. See you in the winter! What a great time, you are both so good at everything you do and you have made it a great trip. Thanks for everything!
Hesney charter – 2 couples from New England
What a great way to see the BVI. The captain knows the places to go for calm anchorages and Ann is a bottomless well of knowledge about the fish to see and where to see them. Not to mention that she’s a wonderful chef and open to any whims of her guests. And we love the waiter! Many many thanks for a great week and some wonderful sailing – Bob can now go home to his powerboat with wonderful memories of wind and sails and his time at the helm. Thanks for sharing it! We’ll remember you both with great fondness, Bob and Josie
Lowery and MaryAnn
June 2011 – 3rd charter on Sandcastle
Rik and Ann,
Bob and Jill
Drew, Carol, Tom, Megan
October 31, 2011 Halloween cruise
Our 12th wonderful vacation on Sandcastle 2011
Barb & Murray
We would be very happy to recommend Sandcastle and with a bit of luck we will have the chance to enjoy another trip sometime.
Tonya (family from Ireland)”
Keiran and Marty
Henry, Katia, Peter, Vivian
Micheal, Jackie, Kiersten, Alexa, Dion and Dianne
A fantastic week March 2010
Debbie & Bill, Jackie & Mike
you are both amazing and we had a fabulous time on your boat! I will miss the wonderful food!! Please let me know if you decide to put out a cookbook- I would buy one for every person I know! Thank you for being with me on my first dives and holding my hand- it made the whole experience very enjoyable. I am grateful for your calm and hospitable manner. We will be back soon! Next time you see us- we’ll be married! Thanks for everything!! Cindy and Lance R.
Rik and Ann, what a wonderful week! Our voyage on the Sandcastle was a wonderful trip of discovery and relaxation. The food was wonderful, the anchorages magnificent, the boat fantastic and the two of you incredible. Thank you for a most excellent week. Larry D.
Rik and Ann, you have created most special memories. I had a wonderful time! Hope to do this again someday! Ronna D.