Enjoy timeless Italian luxury and performance on a Caribbean crewed yacht charter Pacific Wave while exploring the best of the BVI. Steer a true sail boat between quiet anchorages, sunbathe on acres of the finest teak deck, dive with professionals in crystal clear waters, then dine on award winning food under the stars in our boutique hotel afloat.
When Lynn and Mark welcome you onboard Pacific Wave as Owner Operators they make you feel at home immediately, taking care of you so that you can relax and really enjoy your vacation.
Pacific Wave won 2nd place as Best Monohull at The Tortola Charter Yacht Show & Chef Mark Miles took 1st place in the Chef Competition at The St. Thomas Charter Yacht Show. Mark also took 2nd place at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show Concourse du Chef. Mark has worked on road shows with some of the most renowned celebrity chefs. His style is tinged with global influences, but mixes Southern Mediterranean light cooking with classic cuisine and an intimate knowledge of qualify fresh local ingredients.
Pacific Wave is a successful blend of power and elegance, she is a stylish 72ft Italian custom built Sloop. She is extremely easy to handle and she is idea for both non-sailors & sailors. She is built of Aluminium and is extremely refined, stable and safe with all lines running outside of her huge cockpit. Her on-deck and below-deck layout provides spacious comfortable living ideal for honeymooners and families; her simple but sophisticated decor is an exquisite blend of practicality and elegance that only a designer of the fame of Gae Aulenti could achieve.
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 10 to 20% of the Yacht Rates handed to the crew at the end of the charter
St. Thomas pickup & drop-off at no additional cost – Pacific Wave never charges a delivery fee in the Virgins.
Pacific Wave is a great Family & Honeymoon Yacht! Honeymooners will receive a FREE bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Christmas/New Years weeks (18 Dec ’18 to 6 Jan ’19)
In the Grenadines the rates are Plus cruising permits and taxes, and plus bar beverages.
Scuba – Yacht offers Rendezvous diving only
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Captain: Lynn Griffiths & Chef: Mark Miles English Owner Operators
Her busy career took her away from her first love of sailing but since 2001 she’s been back on the water qualifying with an “MCA Master 200 tons” licence and an “RYA Commercially Endorsed Yacht Master” ticket for sailing vessels and has been sailing full time for many years most of the time as Skipper of medium to large yachts. She owned her first yacht in the UK for four years (a lightweight Scandinavian built racer called Temptress) and cruised and raced her extensively up and down the south coast of the UK. She’s raced seriously at regatta’s such as Cowes Week, Cork Week, Antigua Race Week & St Maarten Heineken Regatta. She’s sailed on a 100ft Wally up and down the Caribbean and a large Oyster from Ireland across the Mediterranean to Croatia. Lynn was a Rear Commodore of the Little Ship Club, the oldest sailing club in the City of London. Along with social activities and club cruises she also organised popular weekend racing. She started a winter racing series that encouraged members back onto the water and re-vitalised the club
Lynn has intimate knowledge gained from years of experience of both Caribbean and Mediterranean sailing which includes both island cruising and full on racing. Lynn and Mark met at Antigua Race Week in 2004 and have been sailing ever since. Since purchasing Pacific Wave in June 2008 she has been sailing with Mark full time, travelling up and down the Caribbean every year from Puerto Rico to Trinidad.
Lynn is a keen diver and underwater photographer and is a qualified PADI Divemaster. Diving is now offered from Pacific Wave.
When not sailing or diving she is a keen golfer and accomplished horsewoman. She has an uncanny ability to find the best anchorages close to the best golf courses and the best stable yards.[/reveal]
Chef: Mark Miles English
Mark’s home county of Dorset in South West England was a good place to grow up and become involved in both sea and farming and, after his partner Lynn, it’s not surprising that his main passions are sailing and food. Mark’s adventures started early, aged 18 he did his first big sailing trip – 1,300 miles in an old C&N sloop from Lymington on the south coast UK to La Coruna in northern Spain and back. Also at the age of 18, and travelling alone, he walked 5,000 miles from Cape Town South Africa to Cairo Egypt. It took seven months, cost $300, and included being arrested for spying in Uganda. After this and some time running around in the British Army it was a welcome rest to go to college aged 24 and study Agriculture. While there he found enough spare time to become elected President of the Students Union – campaigning tirelessly for cheaper beer. After college he was a shepherd for large flocks of sheep in southern England and then he farmed in south west Portugal, growing vegetables and raising sheep. He was a Royal Bath & West of England scholar, travelling to Australia and New Zealand to study problems with drug resistance in sheep flocks. .After 6 years in Portugal he returned first to the Isle of Wight and then Cambridge UK, but travelled all over the world to buy produce and then sell it to UK supermarkets. He spent his free time dinghy sailing and racing at Grafham Water and on the Suffolk coast – and flying. Mark has been an aeroplane pilot for over 20 years and he likes to bring the discipline of flying to his everyday job as a professional sailor. In 2003 Mark returned to the Isle of Wight and went sailing full time but kept his toe in the agricultural water with sweet corn in Hereford and Christmas turkeys in Marlow. He now holds an “MCA Master 200 tons Unlimited Area” licence and “RYA commercially endorsed Ocean Master” tickets, both for sailing and power vessels.
Mark learned to dive age 13 in Malta and then with the British Sub Aqua Club. He dived wherever in the world his work happened to take him and he is a PADI Divemaster. Diving is now offered from Pacific Wave.
Chef Mark Miles
We source the best organic locally grown vegetables & fruits wherever possible and local line caught fresh fish
Fresh croissant with parma ham and emmental
Mustard and herb coated chicken breasts
Freshly made guacamole dip
Warm tenderloin steak salad topped with blue cheese crumbs
Smoked salmon salad with a freshly made French vinaigrette
Fresh crepes stuffed with local fruits served with a chocolate fudge drizzle
Freshly made Italian Tiramisu
Tamarind & Lime Chicken
Open Chicken Rotis
Line caught Dorado
Shrimp & Fresh Tomato Spinach Fettucine
Local Mustard Lamb
Aubergine, Mozzerella & Basil Parcel
Iced Mango Soup
Caribbean Fruit Compote
Pacific Wave Traditional Naval Grog
Pacific Wave Tamarind Mojito
PACIFIC WAVE GUESTS COMMENTS
18 – 25 March 2018 – USVI/BVI Family of Four
The boat is beautiful. We knew we had picked the right one when people on other yachts came by just to photograph us.
The BVI lived up to the hype. We particularly liked the quieter anchorages on Norman and JVD, and the kids loved the secret beach you took us to on Virgin Gorda. The color of the water blew us away and we now have two enthusiastic young divers. Other vacation destinations just won’t compare – or have so many fish!
The cuisine was just the right mix for our active family – clean, fresh, healthy and delicious. The kids ate fish and loved it – they never eat fish! And l know I’ll ever be able to even poach eggs to the standard they’ve now become used to. Lunches were light but filling, and dinners well presented and tasty without being unnecessarily fancy. Good job chef!
The crew obviously know the area and where to go. We’ve done the BVI a lot but Lynn and Mark showed us a side we hadn’t seen before – picture postcard anchorages with just the pelicans for company. It was exactly what we had been hoping for.
Thanks guys for a great week onboard the awesome Pacific Wave. We’ll be back!”
George, Catherine, Simon & Hannah – Boston USA
Thank you so much for making our honeymoon a special treat that we will remember forever. I was a little nervous of the sailing, as l haven’t done as much as my husband, but you guys were awesome. I learnt so much and we both had a fantastic time. I even took the wheel and loved it! Such a feeling of power ?
The BVI was beautiful, even though things looked a little mashed up in places. We enjoyed snorkelling and your expert guidance on where to go and what we might see made it extra special.
And the food! Just amazing what came out of that tiny kitchen. It was all delicious.
Can’t wait to come back next Valentines!”
Emma & Brad – New Jersey USA
28 December – 4 January 2018 – USVI/BVI Family of Five
“Dear Lynn and Mark
A lovely week, made so by your every attention, your good company and not to be overlooked Mark’s cuisine. To have found the BVI after Irma was, from our entirely selfish perspective, delightful, yet tempered by the knowledge that many suffered and lost. That said, to have seen these pretty islands uncrowded and at natures own ease, was of particular pleasure. Pacific Wave is a lovely boat.
Claude, Amina, Aleksandr, Ursula & Marco – New Hampshire USA
A few words cannot do justice to the great times we had aboard Pacific Wave. However, in an attempt to do so… thank you for a great, fantastic, wonderful & relaxing time during our honeymoon week! The food and the drink were on par, if not better than Michelin 3 stars. The rum punch is the best on the islands.
Brooke & Andrew – Scottsdale Arizona USA
This was our first trip on a sailboat and in the BVI/UVSI. You made our trip memorable from the snorkelling in the caves, to the delicious food, and wonderful beaches. We could not have asked for a more experienced couple to make us feel comfortable and safe. We will never forget these memorable 8 amazing days sailing!
Well as usual, Katie had the last word! Thank you, thank you, thank you. After decades of dreaming of sailing in the BVI, we’ve just watched it all come true these past 8 days.
Ian, Karen, Will, Josh & Katie – currently in Philadelphia, USA but our hearts are in Nova Scotia Canada
What a fabulous week! We could not have asked for two more experienced and knowledgeable pairs of hands to charter us through the British Virgin Islands. And what a comfortable and well appointed boat to do it in we had no idea our accommodations would be so luxurious!
Chantal, Gary, Bianca, Carter & Dempsey Brooklyn, NY, USA
Thank you so much for the wonderful trip! Its not easy keeping 2 adults and 3 teenage boys happy but you did it! ? We had great weather and had great sails and fabulous snorkeling. Saw so many cool fish l cant even begin to list. And Mark prepared delicious meals everyday, which we ate hungrily after our snorkeling adventures. A great experience had by all!
This was one of my favourite trips. My favourite part was the spotted eagle ray. It was about 6 feet long but a gentle giant. It was so pretty and it went in circles around me for 10 mins.
We cannot thank you enough for sharing the Pacific Wave with Todd & me what a wonderful, much needed, relaxing time for us!
Todd & Julie – Colorado, USA