Quest 57 ft Catamaran

Yacht Details

Length: 57 Ft Simonis
Cabins: 3 Queen Berths
Number of Guests: 1-6
High Cost: $17500
Low Cost: $14250

Yacht Description

Virgin Quest is designed with comfort and luxury in mind. Quest a crewed charter yacht  boasts three identical queen size cabins, all fully air conditioned with en suite facilities. The open plan saloon immediately gives the impression of space, style and comfort. Dine formally in the saloon or experience the stars and fresh Caribbean air in the spacious cockpit. Enjoy the many water sports we provide or lie back and relax on the trampoline.

Accommodations:
3 queen guest cabins each with ensuite electric head, wet shower and sink. Full A/C. Spacious aft cockpit and forward trampolines for lounging.

Yacht Rates in USD          Special Offer

  2 pax   3 pax    4 pax    5 pax    6 pax
W 2018/19   14250    15100    16000    16775    17500
 S 2019   14250    15100    16000    16775    17500
W 2019/20   14250    15100    16000    16775    17500

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

No additional port fees for USVI ADD $200 each end for BVI ports.

HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Other meals ashore at client expense
2/$12,700 3/$13,300 4/$13,900 5/$14,500 6/$15,100

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:
CHRISTMAS: 1-6 guests @ $18,500 – 6 night minimum, must end by 12/28
NEW YEARS: 1-6 guests @ $23,000 – 7 night minimum, may not start prior to 12/28

CHILD DISCOUNT: $250 OFF
$250 off for each child age 12 and under at time of charter (not booking date).
Maximum 2 per charter. May not be combined with other specials.

Scuba Onboard

Resort Course $180. Nikki is a DiveMaster.
Availability to bring an instructor and do the whole open water cert on board or any other Padi course.
Guest rent gear from Red Hook Dive Center at their expense, QUEST will make sure it is safely tucked aboard.
Diving for certified divers is $150 for 5 dives total. More diving available for the enthusiast, simply inquire ahead of time. If gear is required, please let us know so we can accommodate the correct sizes.
Open Water Cert $450 for full course
Open Water Referral cert for $300 – Take your course work online and finish your certification here on Quest! Go to your local Padi dive shop or check on Padi online. Additions certifications available upon request

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Yacht Amenities

  • Salon has movie screen and projector (no TV)Stero
  • iPod/Device Hookups
  • Sun Awning
  • Hammock
  • Deck Shower
  • Bimini
  • Special Diets
  • Kosher
  • BBQ
  • Hairdryers
  • 28 Port Hatches
  • Guests Smokes aft stern steps
  • Pet onboard called Lulu Cousteau
  • Children Welcome water safe please
  • Generator
  • Water Maker
  • Sailing Instructions
  • Internet Access,Green Initiatives -Re-usable water bottles
  • Purchase of eco-friendly cleaning products
  • local and organic produce when available
  • Reef clean-ups
  • No plastic no straws no disposable cups or plates
  • Sea-safe soaps & toiletries,14 ft Dinghy with hp 40 engine Dinghy
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Tube
  • Wake Board
  • 2 x 1 man Kayaks
  • 2 x Floating Mats
  • Swim Platform aft with boarding ladder
  • Beach Games
  • SU Paddle Board
  • Fishing Gear
  • Inflatable loungers
  • Hammock
  • Sippy-noodles
  • U/Water Camera & Video
  • Fishing Permit USVI only

Cruising Area

  • Summer Ports & Winter Ports St Thomas Summer Operations & Winter Operations Caribbean Virgin Islands Pref. Pick-up Red Hook Other Pick-up BVI or STX

Charter Information

  • All rates are for the entire boat and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation
  • 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
  • All guests over 18 yrs wishing to fish in BVI must purchase a BVI license prior to boarding ask us for information
  • Marina dockage if applicable upon the request of the charter guests is not included
  • Fine wines champagnes and top shelf liquors are not included and can be purchased upon request of the charter guests at their expense.
  • Come aboard BVI Yacht Charter Quest 57 ft Catamaran

Crew

Captain and Crew of Quest 57 ft Catamaran, a 57 Ft Simonis Caribbean Yacht Charter

Crew Profile

Chris and Nikki are the owners and operators of Catamaran QUEST.
They are intimately connected with this vessel and the Caribbean experience.
Their purchase of Quest in 2016 was the culmination of a dream and that excitement and commitment comes through in every charter as they share their dream with you.

Captain Chris grew up in upstate New York, spending summers in St. Thomas living aboard his father’s sailboat and exploring the islands. He broke his first sailing record at the age of 8 and never looked back. Chris has spent the past 12 years living and working in the US and British Virgin Islands both on and off sailboats. He has chosen endeavors that impact the health of the ocean’s reefs and the sustainability of our environment – installing alternate power sources in the Virgin Islands where resources are especially precious; and co-founding the Caribbean Lionfish Safari group in an effort to protect the local sea life from invasive species. Chris has worked with organizations like REEF, CORE and NOAA to help map the island’s reefs and record it’s health and know species. His love and connection to the islands and sea shine like a beacon from the helm of Quest.

Nikki grew up in the Ocean State of Rhode Island. She too has always had a deep connection to the sea. Her early years were spent exploring the world relentlessly – fueled by a desire to immerse in new cultures, experience their people and sample their cuisine. She fell in love with the notion of living at sea while working as a Dive Master on boats in Thailand during the cold winter months. During the warmer months, Nikki focused on her career as a nutrition counselor where she excelled at sharing her passion for cooking. She believes great meals come from exceptional ingredients, time honored techniques and from experimenting with the freshest local foods and seasonal fare. Raised in a very Italian, food loving family, her most cherished memories are of sharing time with loved ones around the dinner table. She brings that same warmth and camaraderie to every meal aboard Quest.

****LuLu the ships mascot: Lulu is the ships cat aboard QUEST. Considered good luck aboard ships throughout history, Lulu brings her own charm and entertainment to the voyage.

LuLu Cousteau
Ships cat

Yacht Layout

Yacht Layout of British Virgin Islands Charter Quest 57 ft Catamaran

Sample Menu

Breakfast

*Fresh eggs baked into buttery avocados topped with goat cheese & crumbled bacon
*Savory veggie & cheese baked quiche muffins
*Croque Monsieur (classic French butter-grilled ham, egg and gruyere cheese)
*Oatmeal cookie pancakes or cream cheese and berries stuffed french toast served with crispy bacon
*Fluffy potato, red pepper and caramelized onion frittata

Lunch:

*Asian salad with baked chicken, red pepper, asparagus and sesame dressing
*Light Italian style pinwheel sandwiches or hearty baked cheesy meat Stromboli.
*Lamb Kofta meatball kabobs with tzatziki, caramelized onions and warm grilled pita
*Kung Pao chicken with red pepper, peanuts and zucchini noodles
*Build your own tacos or lettuce wraps with ginger pork or cashew chicken, veggies, fresh salsa, black beans, crunchy slaw and creamy cilantro lime sauce

Snacks:

Fresh veggie sticks & scoops served with homemade hummus, salsas, guacamole, or babaganoush, chips, dips, cheese plates, bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, deviled eggs, Santa Fe zucchini boats, shrimp avocado stuffed plantain cups

Dinner:

*Wild Salmon or fresh Mahi Mahi poached over coconut milk & lemon grass risotto and local green beans.
*Juicy Caribbean citrus chicken breast in pan sauce with crunchy kale lemon salad and chilled carrot-ginger soup
* Tender Asian marinated flank steak over spicy garlic Chinese noodles with smashed cucumbers in spicy-sesame dressing.
*Classic spaghetti Carbonara with grilled garlic bread and Caesar salad
*Pan roasted Chicken Provençal with garlic, lemons, shallots, and herbs provence, served with crusty grilled bread.
*Twice cooked pork tenderloin with creamy dijon sauce, mushrooms and shallots

Testimonials

Wedding in St John, no problem aboard Quest!!!
What could be better than a wedding in St. John? Well staying on this gorgeous boat with you guys!
(Don’t tell Lizzy I said that 🙂
I think we’ve made friends this week that we’ll know for a lifetime and I think we should do this every year! Thank you both for showing us your little slice of heaven. Thank you Chris for letting my husband sail again. He couldn’t be happier. We will be back!

Taber Wedding – Maryalice, Barb, Rob

Quest is the way to travel!!!
Chris and Nikki, what a terrific charter! We had such an awesome time; from the amazing meals, beautiful locations and fantastic snorkeling to the education on sailing, exploration of the islands and the friendships we created. There is no better way to travel and no better people to spend it with. You know all the best places to go! Thanks for the great food, great drinks, great conversations and one of the absolute best vacations ever. Rest up, we will be back!!

Sue & Otto
Mark & Stacy

The FUN Girls Trip
We had an AWESOME time!!
We loved the flexibility and all the extras. It was sooo relaxing and fun. The meals were sooo delicious and creative. Nikki was so nice to accommodate our “plant based with a side of bacon on everything” diet request. lol. Even in rough seas we had smooth sailing. Thank you both for such a great time in the BVI. We’ll be back.

Amanda “the FUN girls trip” Pearson, Lisa, Sheris, & Melissa
QUEST IN PARADISE!
We’ve just had the most wonderful stay aboard QUEST for 6 days of paradise. From the swimming, bathing and snorkeling in crystal clear waters to exploring the Caves at Norman Island (rumored to be the very same written about in the book Treasure Island!) The real treasure here is this huge yacht and the attentive, knowledgeable crew. Captain Chris and Chef Nikki are just the right combination of great fun hosts and worker bees in the background making all our days wonderful while we just relax, eat, drink and indulge in the islands. The food was AMAZING and our favorite cocktails seem to magically appear just when we thought we might want one 🙂 The Yacht itself is absolutely gorgeous. It’s huge to begin with but the layout was more spacious than I’d have expected. This isn’t the cookie-cutter production boats we’ve seen in the past – it’s a custom classic and just feels special. We just loved every minute of it. Thank you!
Maureen A.
BEAUTIFUL QUEST CATAMARAN

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I will never forget the days of pure bliss we spent sailing and diving the British Virgin Islands on the beautiful Catamaran Quest with our friends and gracious hosts, Captain Chris and Chef Nikki. The yacht was extraordinarily comfortable. Our cabin was roomier than I could have imagined and we slept the sweetest sleep and woke up to the most beautiful sunrises. What a feeling to start the day with a refreshing swim and Nikki’s amazing breakfast! Chris and Nikki took us to some incredible secret diving sites that were teeming with fish and healthy coral. I am an underwater photographer and always looking for abundant and healthy marine life. We really appreciated how well Quest was set up for divers. The aft diving deck is roomy and a great place to easily get into dive gear. Entry and exit was super easy, which was much appreciated by this lazy diver with creaky knees. In between dives we ate so much of Nikki’s gourmet cooking, took naps on the big trampoline up front, listened to favorite music on a great sound system, went ashore and explored the different islands. It was just The ultimate relaxation trip! The two things that really sets Quest apart from other charter catamarans is that Quest is surprisingly well laid out making the onboard experience unusually comfortable, even with a group of 6 passengers. Secondly, the crew, Nikki and Chris, are, besides being true professionals, some of the nicest, most easygoing, warm, fun and welcoming people we ever met! They did absolutely everything to keep us in a zone of pure bliss throughout the entire charter. If you get a chance to spend some time on beautiful Quest, do not hesitate! This is a unique experience quite in a class by itself, a euphoric dream that surpassed all our expectations. We can’t wait to go back again!
Marjo A.
Sept 22nd 2016
ABSOLUTELY LOVED QUEST!!!
I went on the Quest with my boyfriend and we absolutely loved it! We traveled around the USVI’s and the BVI’s and had a new experience everyday. We had the opportunity to scuba dive, explore caves, relax on the beach, experience the towns on land, and so much more. Nikki and Chris were wonderful hosts, not to mention the food was delicious! They were incredibly knowledgeable about the islands and were very accommodating. To top it all off, there was an entire family of dolphins that were riding on the waves from bow of the boat to welcome us home to St Croix on our last day. This trip was unlike any other and an invaluable experience.
Gigi H.
Aug 26th 2016
WOW QUEST!!!
WOW!!
I would have never dreamed of taking a trip like this and now I cant wait to do another. The catamaran was beautiful, extremely comfortable and well appointed. I had never slept on a boat and was a little anxious about it, but sleeping was great.The Crew, Nikki and Chris started out as strangers and I now consider them friends. The views were over the top amazing every day of the trip just got better and better and when you thought it couldn’t get any more serene than this, something else would come in to view. From the fish to the snorkeling, to the islands and then the food. All I can say is WOW! If you ever get the chance to take a trip on Quest don’t pass it up. It’s a once in a lifetime experience that no one should miss.