The newly commissioned 2016 Port to Vino is a truly stunning crewed charter catamaran, built and maintained to the highest of standards. She has a spacious cockpit where you can live inside and out an amazing foredeck for sunbathing and a magnificent flybridge for relaxing and entertaining. The views are breathtaking as you sail.
The interior of Port to Vino has all of the comforts of home but on a luxury yacht. She has 4 queen staterooms each with its own ensuite bath as well as an inviting common area. Port to Vino will accommodate up to 6-8 guests for your dream vacation. Gourmet meals are expertly prepared in a fully stocked galley and served al fresco on the aft deck where you can view the coastline and feel the Caribbean breezes.
Port to Vinos outdoor deck areas offer plenty of flexible space. Pass the day reading, sunbathing or relaxing on the flybridge. The foreward trampolines and aft dining area extend your living area and give you easy access to the clear blue of the Caribbean sea. All of the boat toys are available to make your fun on the water even better. There is something for everyone as you sail in pristine waters.
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
Taxes, relocation fees may be extra, see below for Charter Information
Charter Fee does not include a customary gratuity in the amount of 15-20% of the total charter fee payable to a deserving Captain and Crew upon the completion of a successful charter.
Does not pickup in Red Hook. This boat is based in BVI
Half Board Rates: Includes All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners.
2/$19,760. 3/$21,640. 4/&23,520. 5/$24,440. 6/$25,280. 7 /$26,160. 8/$27,040.
Christmas – New Years
Up to 6 guests: US$29,900
Families of 7 or 8 guests: 7/US$31,050 or 8/US$32,200
Guests rent BCs and regs $180 or bring their own.
Up to 4 dives during the week are included for certified divers.
Captain Jeff Nichols & Chef/MateCaitlin Nichols are American
We want to provide an exemplary charter experience whilst maintaining your vessel to a high standard. Safety always comes first, but that doesn’t mean our guests can’t have fun too! Are you interested in exploring the underwater world as well? We can guide you through the reefs while either diving or snorkeling just as comfortably as we navigate the islands above the water. We pride ourselves on making every charter a unique experience by catering to each guest’s preferences and requests.
Neither of us ever imagined we’d be living and working on a boat, but can no longer imagine life anywhere else! Combined, we have over 30 years of diving experience, over half of which is in a professional capacity. We met working for a dive charter company in coastal North Carolina. Caitlin had completed a degree in Marine Science from Rutgers University and was aiming to increase her professional dive experience while Jeff was a newly minted captain after many years working abroad in Asia and Central America as a dive instructor. In the past seven years, we’ve worked in the US, Fiji, and the BVI, transitioning from resort and dive shop management to running charter boats and haven’t looked back since!
Port to Vino sample menu
All of Caitlin’s cuisine is prepared from the freshest, local ingredients available. Below is a selection of options, but every menu is highly customizable to adjust for dietary preferences. Emphasis on made from scratch.
Parfait with homemade granola, Greek yogurt, wild berry compote
Southwest egg cups with sausage, pepper, and cilantro
Caribbean French toast made with fresh challah bread
Lobster eggs Benedict on homemade English muffins
Freshly baked cinnamon rolls
Pork tenderloin souvlaki with roasted garlic tzatziki and fresh made flatbreads
Beef or black bean burger sliders on homemade brioche buns with sweet potato fries
Chicken satay skewers with Vietnamese noodle salad and peanut sauce
Blackened fish tacos with mango salsa and avocado crema
Southwest quinoa salad with chili-lime shrimp
Roasted butternut squash sandwich on rosemary focaccia with feta and caramelized onions
Herb encrusted lamb chops with sweet pea risotto, roasted carrots and a lemony mint drizzle
Citrus lobster salad with avocado, orange and grapefruit segments, mango, fresh greens, and a citrus champagne vinaigrette
Asian sticky ribs with sesame broccoli and wasabi parsnip puree
Honey balsamic pork tenderloin medallions with shallot green beans and a Hasselback potato
Mahi en Papillote with couscous and a fresh tomato salad
Lemon cheesecake mousse with fresh blueberries
Croissant bread pudding
Key lime pie with candied lime rind
Mixed berry cobbler with Tahitian vanilla ice cream
Chocolate lava cake with raspberry coulis
Basil 8: Vodka, muddled red grapes and basil, lime juice, simple syrup, ginger ale, bitters
The Groupie: Vodka, muddled lemon and superfine sugar, ginger beer, bitters
Pina Agave: Silver tequila, muddled cucumber, lemon juice, agave syrup, pineapple juice, lemon lime soda
Dark n’ Stormy: Gosling’s Black Seal rum floater, ginger beer, bitters
And many, many more!
PORT TO VINO GUESTS COMMENTS
Best Vacation Ever
Our charter was one of the best vacations we have ever done. The personal touches by the crew made it a great event. Their marine knowledge, especially, made a big difference whilst snorkeling – every session was very unique. Caitlin is a great chef and put special touches on each meal. Jeff is an extremely competent Captain,very focused on safety, but he also made some fun drinks! We can’t wait to charter again with Captain Jeff and Caitlin!
Caitlin and Jeff are real Pros…
Ann and I just got back …Jeff and Caitlin are head and shoulders superior to any crew that we have ever had.
Caitlin has a remarkable ability to create complex and subtle flavors which add several layers of depth to her meals.
Every happy hour Jeff served us a different cocktail creation, all of which were perfectly light and refreshing, and none of which I (a semi-professional drinker) have ever tasted (the setting…at anchor lounging on the new bolsters under the new fore deck shades…certainly doesn’t hurt the taste of the cocktails!) .
Caitlin and Jeff could draw a map of the details of every dive spot from memory and Caitlin has a deep fund of knowledge about of sea life and fish behavior. Every morning Caitlin had made the beds, cleaned the bathrooms and done some sort of magic folding the towels into animal shapes…before we had finished breakfast…we called her the housekeeping Ninja.
All that on top of having delightful personalities! Caitlin and Jeff are real pros.
~Steve and Ann
Perfect For Family Charters
The two of you are a treasure! Thank you so much for keeping us safe (a bit of a challenge with a 3 & 5 year old pair) and taking all of us on a tremendous adventure. But most of all, thank you for the warmth and caring and the amazing attention to gave to our children. They are going to miss you, as shall my wife and I. All the best – we hope this is “see you later” and not “goodbye”- P, T, E, & P. Los Angeles, CA
Praise for Jeff and Caitlin
Jeff and Caitlin attended to our every need. They were the perfect hosts. They made us feel comfortable and safe and were so much fun to hang out with. We just loved them and would highly recommend the crew to anyone looking for the vacation of a lifetime.
Comments from previous Yacht for Jeff and Caitlin
Following up on our trip with Happy Time… Jeff and Caitlin were exactly as described. Very personable with both the adults and kids. Provided amazing food, and a really delightful atmosphere to sail in and enjoy the BVI. The trip completely lived up to our high expectations.
Late February , 2018, guests
What a privilege to spend a week on Port to Vino! We are grateful she weathered Irma and glad to participate in #oneBVI.
The trip was among the food experiences beyond words!
There is no better place to experience the BVI.
Kay and John