AZURIA is a beautiful crewed charter Lagoon 50 offering 3 queen cabins each with private bath. The master cabin is larger and includes a private sofa and lounge area. Master cabin also has own ensuite head with a separate shower stall, electric head and vanity. The other two spacious guest cabins each have a queen size berth, ensuite bathroom with electric toilet and semi-wet shower area. There is plenty of deck space for alfresco dining, lounging and sunbathing. All cabins have individually controlled air conditioning units for client comfort .
Yacht Rates in USD
All inclusive rates are based on a 7 night charter (1 week) with food, beverages and standard bar, cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Not included is a crew gratuity at your discretion is usually 15 to 20% of the Yacht Rates handed to the crew at the end of the charter
Additional Rate Details:
LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes all breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, all other meals ashore at client expense.
Scuba Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only
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Come on board AZURIA and truly have your DREAM VACATION OF A LIFETIME, on our immaculately maintained catamaran.
This is demonstrated by the high number of repeat guests who come back again and again, for more relaxation, pampering and fun.
When Mark and Sally first considered the life of the sailing couple, they were on a year’s leave from their corporate jobs in the UK, trying to find some balance in their until-then crazy lives. Sally had been Training and HR manager with a major British retail group, sorting out employees’ problems, whilst Mark had been on the other side of retail, setting up high-end malls in airports. He had 250 staff and 25 managers reporting to him and, when he wasn’t travelling for business, he was dealing with the inevitable headaches of management.
Throughout their many years together, sailing, travel and outdoor pursuits have been the hub of their relationship. So in 2001 they embarked on an invigorating world tour for 12 months. They travelled extensively through America, Canada, Alaska, Peru, Australia & New Zealand, returning over Asia and Europe. Their yachting experience includes cruising in Croatia, Greece, Turkey, the Caribbean, the Whitsundays, Malaysia and Thailand. Not to mention UK waters, and a TransAtlantic Crossing! On returning from travelling, they decided to turn a leisure activity they love into a lifestyle.
Cruising the islands and seeking out that idyllic palm fringed bay, where the sea, the sky and the sand invoke that feeling of total tranquillity, and being at one with nature, is what they love to share with their guests.
They are also very passionate about food and presenting their guests with fine cuisine, wines and cocktails. Sallys dishes are an exceptional variety of styles, reflecting her extensive travels and experience of different cultures. Marks cocktails are legendary, both self styled and classics. They are also known as Captain Cocktail and Sally in the Galley!
Mark – Youll find me in the water as much as on it, and I love to lead guided snorkelling safaris. Pointing out the amazing richness and variety of fish and wildlife the Caribbean Islands have to offer. I also love to fish and delight in helping you tempt a nice Tuna or Mahi-Mahi to your lure, or a Bonefish to your fly. When at anchor you may like to take some tuition from me on learning to Windsurf. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to assist a total novice in getting up and sailing with a little guidance and encouragement.
Sally – Having sailed with my Father from before I could walk and having helped my Mother in the kitchen from an early age Ive always had a passion for sailing and food. Graduating from University in Food Technology I have loved creating dinner parties and varied social events or taking part in competitive sailing. I aspire to ensure our guests are able to relax, enjoy good cuisine, and have fun experiencing The Caribbean on their dream vacation.
We have always gelled as a team. Guests enthuse about our attention to detail, professionalism, hospitality, good humour and desire to live life to the full. We have many guests return again and again and refer us to their friends and family.
We are now in our 15th year of chartering and excel at creating very individual, personalized, unforgettable Holidays.
Chef Sally’s Sample Menu
This is just a small selection of Sally’s many mouth-watering menus. All menus are individually planned to suit our guest individual requests and dietary preferences.
Eggs Benedict with Crispy Bacon or Smoked Salmon on English Muffins
Mousseline of Trio of Fish in a layered Terrine, Mixed Bean Salad and Caribbean Egg and Potato Salad.
“They say the third time is a charm. Well we will agree with our third time to the BVI was by far the most fun. Sally your meals were superb and Mark your cocktails were fabulous. It was great getting to know the both of you, and good luck in all of your adventures!” Marty & Carole Farrell (Pittsburg – USA)
SUNDOWNERS ACCOMPANIED BY HORS D’OEUVRES
One of Mark’s many Cocktail Specials be it a ‘Viking Vibration’, ‘Rum 4 UR Life’, Bushwacker , Calypso rose, Margarita Classic or a favourite of your own. Mark also has a wide selection of ‘Virgin’ Cocktails which appeal to all ages. Accompanied by a selection of the following:
Mini Crab Cakes and Spicy Potato Cakes with a Sweet Chilli and Mango Dipping Sauce.
Seared Ahi Tuna Steak with Lemon & Herb Butter, alongside are Garlic and Herb New Potatoes, Beans and Cherry Tomatoes
Chocolate & Cointreau Mousse with orange segments
Freshly Brewed Coffee or Tea with Liqueurs
AZURIA GUESTS COMMENTS
DID YOU FIND THE CREW FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING? PLEASE COMMENT. They were exceptionally accommodating.
WAS THE YACHT CLEAN, WELL-MAINTAINED AND COMFORTABLE FOR YOUR GROUP? Very clean and lots of water sports. Great size for the four of us.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE QUALITY OF MEALS SERVED ON BOARD? Outstanding. Sally and Mark create fantastic meals. Three great meals
MAY WE USE YOUR NAME AS A REFERENCE? YES __XX_____
Jean and Tim
Mark and Karen
From Karl, Stephanie and Lauren
Fair seas and good winds to you both
A huge thank you to Captain Mark and Chef Sally, the amazing crew of #sailazuria, for the incredible week we just spent in the BVI’s. The meals prepared by chef Sally were outstandingly delicious! The service was impeccable! Captain Mark and Sally made the entire trip entertaining, relaxing, and fun for all. It was as truly the best vacation we’ve ever had! If you’re looking for an all inclusive family or adult get away I highly recommend this crew and yacht! #bvi #bluewater #bestvacationever
Mark and Sally,
Mark and Sally, Oh my frick this trip has been speechless. Thank you for sharing stories that seriously intrigued me and keeping us safe and full of food. Please never change because you guys are the best!
Mark and Sally, you two have given us a memory that tops our adventures! What a CLASS ACT with you – from island to island you have given us knowledge, experience, friendship, good drink, fantastic meals, and the respect of love for people.
Let me preface my review by saying this sailing adventure was one of, or maybe the best vacation I’ve ever taken. Sailing on the Viking Dream was beyond all my expectations.
The Viking Dream is an exquisite boat. Every inch of it is immaculate. It is Mark and Sally’s home and they take great pride in it and it shows. The boat is spacious and extremely comfortable. I loved swinging in the hammock chair or lounging in the bean bag chairs and of course sunning on the deck. The state rooms are very good size (for boat living) and are appointed with plenty of cabinets, lockers and shelves to accommodate all of your gear.You want for nothing on the Viking Dream. Sally and Mark make sure you have everything and are always comfortable. Truly, we were treated like royalty. It was the most wonderful experience. On board the Viking Dream are all the water toys and equipment as advertised. My sisters, mom and I had a ball kayaking and snorkeling and tubing and paddle boarding. (There was even more to do like fishing and windsurfing, but we opted for more relaxing!)
Mark was great with making suggestions for activities and getting us to the best places to do them. He was always ready and willing to get our equipment ready for us.
Mark is a captain extraordinaire. Besides catering to his guests, he sails the Viking Dream with amazing skill and ease. Sally is his first mate. Together they work like a fine tuned machine, in tandem, seamlessly sailing and managing the boat.With Sally and Mark at the helm, you don’t have a care in the world.
Sally is a chef beyond compare. She treated us to 3 meals a day ( and appetizers at cocktail hour) that dazzled both my taste buds and my eyes. Each was an exquisite masterpiece worthy of a photo in a cookbook. Day in and day out we were awed by Sally’s decadent creations. Additionally, Sally considered all of our food preferences. I LOVED every dish she prepared (and was stuffed at the end of each meal.)
With 100% confidence I would recommend sailing with Mark and Sally on the Viking Dream. ( I already have!) If I ever have the opportunity to charter a boat again I would only sail on the Viking Dream.
Very truly yours,
What a way to ring in my 50th year! This trip has EXCEEDED our expectations in every way. We knew whichever port was around the corner or what delicious food would be put on the table, it was all nothing less than perfect.
We couldnt have asked for better hosts and company. We hope to set sail with you both and the Viking Dream again!
Thanks again for the PERFECT FAMILY VACATION
Joe, Christie, Bennett and Hannah
PS: Diet starts on Monday we have NEVER feasted on such amazing food!
We had a WONDERFUL WEEK!
We have been pampered beyond our expectations. The three meals each day, and everything else have been fabulous.
The presentation of the food was outstanding. We appreciated and admire the work you do for your guests. Having sailed ourselves before, we know what effort it takes to make everything work.
Anneliese and Erich
As our children still define this sailing trip BVI BEST VACATION EVER!
We truly THANK YOU for making everything so special
Mark, thank you for your patience in entertaining the boys out on the water. You finally managed to tire out an 11 and 13 year old!
Thank you for making this a dream Vacation. We hope to be soon Living the Dream again.
Thank you Marjorie, Gaston, Andrew & Ben
One day we went sailing, when the winds were prevailing;
Captain Mark led us on snorkelling excursions, often in places with real Fat Virgins.
On Saba Rock what a disgrace, when the Tarpon splashed Lauras face.
Our palates were teased with all meals we were pleased.
The Dreams been visited by Tom and Pete, and other guests that often repeat.
Pirate jokes were told they never get old!
Sally won twice at the game of dice.
We were all the crew with nothing to do,
All hail to the Queen,
An original poem by:
Thank you for all your help,
Thank you so very much for everything and please do visit us in Rhode Island
If possible, our second visit with you was even better than our first. Cant wait for our next visit. Hopefully not so long between trips!
Lots of love Rick
Thank you for the great time! Cant wait until our next trip and all the fun we will have.
Lots of love.
Time of my life! You are wonderful hosts. Best time ever and hope to return again some day soon!
Thanks for everything.
Thank you for the best holiday we have had. The food and company were amazing. You offer the best charter in the BVI.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Thank you for giving us a very memorable trip. From the time we stepped on board you created a wonderful, fun and family like experience. You led us to the best spots to snorkel, best for overnight and best for seeing the beautiful islands.
We cant imagine doing this with any other boat. We cant thank you enough for our wonderful vacation. We wont have another Rum Punch, Painkiller or even a touch of rum without these memories!
Kelly & Mark
Wonderful sailing, snorkeling and friendship in between 3 gourmet meals a day. Plus appetizers that we often mistook for the meal itself!
Just a perfect week. We hope to see Captain Cocktail and Admiral Sally next year for another adventure. That gives us about 12 months to work off the excess!
Vacations don’t get any better than this! We will miss you Mark & Sally.
Hank & Ruth