|Length:||59 Ft Fontaine Pajot|
|Number of Guests:||1-8|
Slivochka, a crewed charter catamaran, has a spacious salon with galley up where are the delicious meals are made. Dining is on the aft deck where you can enjoy the view and the fresh sea air. Plenty of lounging and wet bar so a cold beverage is never too far away. Large SKY LOUNGE on salon roof where guests love to suntan or sit with their captain while sailing. A favorite spot to enjoy happy hour treats and one of the Captains delicious cocktails.
We love to have children aboard! For our younger kids we set up a kiddies kingdom in their cabin, filled with an array of toys, activities and games. Equally we have many household name board game, puzzles, ping pong and interests for our more mature guests.
Enjoy all the best places in the Virgin Islands onboard Slivochka
This catamaran has 3 large queen cabins and an enlarged master cabin, all with walk around queen size beds, all fully en suite.. FULL A/C throughout the yacht.
Yacht Rates in USD
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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.
HALF BOARD: Includes all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners aboard. The remaining 3 lunches and 4 dinners as well as associated beverages are to be taken ashore at guests’ expense. Rates are as follows:
2 pax : $22,790; 3 pax : $23,685; 4 pax : $24,080; 5 pax : $24475; 6 pax : $24870; 7 pax : $25,265; 8 pax : $25,660
SLEEP ABOARD: Sleep aboard on Slivochka is offered to a minimum of 4 pax and is charged at a per person rate of $230 each. Initial boarding time is from 16h30 onwards. Drinks and dinner are ashore at guests’ expense. A continental breakfast will be served the following morning before leaving the dock.
Please ask for sleep aboard terms and conditions.
Christmas week: 1 to 8 guests $30,000
New Years week: 1 to 8 guests $32,000
Minimum 7 nights. Christmas charters must end no later than the 26th December. New Years week charters cannot begin earlier than 27th December.
FISHING Please inquire
Each charter includes three guided dives per person, gear rental is at the guests’ expense. The weekly fee to rent diving gear is $150 per person. Gear includes: BCD, regulator, weights, and tanks. If the guests would like to participate in more than three dives, an additional charge of $50 per person per dive applies.
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- Salon Tv/Stereo
- iPod/Device Hookups
- Sun Awning
- Deck Shower
- Special Diets pls enquire
- 17 Port Hatches
- Guests Smokes only on Aft deck
- Children - All Kids Welcome!
- Water Maker
- Ice Maker
- Sailing Instructions
- Internet Access - Onboard WIFI
- Green Initiatives - Re-usable water bottles
- We currently utilise bottled water for both taste and the natural minerals
- we focus every effort to protect and treasure the natural beauty of the Virgin Islands
- 14 .4 ft Dinghy with 70hp engine
- Water Skis Adult
- Snorkel Gear
- Wake Board
- 2 x 2 man Kayaks
- Floating Mats
- Swim Platform with boarding ladder on Transoms
- Beach Games
- 2 x SU Paddle Boards
- Fishing Gear
- 1 X Floating Island (with seating for 8 adults cup holders and central ice box)
- U/Water Camera & Video
- Fishing Permit For BVI #1685
- Barista set up with a superb coffee machine
- 2 outdoor ice boxes filled with drinks to choose from
- Outdoor full service bar with exciting cocktails (and virgin cocktails) to choose from
- Outdoor bar fridge and ice machine
- Ping-pong table
- High quality Cannon 7D to capture your special moments with ALL of you in the picture
- USB to take home all the pictures with you
- Outdoor portable waterproof speaker system to take ashore or in the tender
- Great Wifi coverage in 95% of BVI areas
- available for emailing
- facebook and business requirements
- Preferable no streaming of music or video's
- For important sporting occasions we will do our best to accommodate.
- Pref. Pick-up Tortola
- Other Pick-up St Thomas/YHG
- Summer & Winter Base Port: British Virgins
- Summer & Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands & Caribbean Leewards
- Summer and Winter in the BVI/Caribbean
- Based BVI- ST MARTIN $2,500 Both ways relocation costs
- We will consider going further down island inquire for rates
- 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
- Hurricane Season is from 1st June to end of November and it is imperative that all guests purchase trip insurance. Yacht's are not responsible for clients shore side expenses if charter cancelled for named storm (this includes meals hotels transportation as well as air transport) Most yachts will allow client to rebook unused dates within 6 months of cancellation (excluding holidays).
Captain Dylan Fairfield Chef/1st Mate Isabella Matterson are from South Africa 1988
Captain Dylan and Chef Isabella’s easy going charm, enthusiasm and passion for life is infectious. With their professional approach and years of experience, this polite captain and chef team are ready to provide the ultimate island vacation. Captain Dylan and chef Isabella believe that attention to detail and personal touches make all the difference. They offer the highest standard and this is part of what sets them up as a top crew in the Virgin Islands. Unique to our industry are their white uniforms that add a certain sophistication to their guests’ vacations. Dylan is waiting ashore to escort guests to Slivochka, where Isabella welcomes you aboard with ice cold, refreshing hand towels.
Captain Dylan guides you to perfect bays and secret spots, pairing your expectations and his knowledge to make exploring the Virgin Islands all the more enjoyable. Nothing is too much for any of his guests, be that sun tanning on the sky lounge with a cocktail in hand, or getting you involved in sailing Slivochka. Dylan looks forward to making this vacation everything you hope for. Fully qualified and commercially endorsed as a MCA/RYA Yacht Master Offshore 200GT, Dylan has a full STCW and is PADI certified. With this captain, you are in the best possible hands our industry can provide. Both are peoples people, who love children, so families of all sizes are welcome, as are adults and business parties.
Dylan grew up sailing the Indian and Atlantic Oceans with his family, totaling 20 000 NM over six years, having left his home of South Africa at age 6. His interest in sailing, and a life on the water is second nature to him.
Chef/1st Mate Isabella Matterson
Isabella is from Cape Town, South Africa. She has always had a love for the ocean and outdoors. Once she joined the Yachting Industry, Isabella found a love for sailing. She has sailed the East Coast of the USA, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the South Pacific. After gaining her sea time, she undertook her Captain’s license and now holds a RYA 200 ton Yachtmaster Offshore.
Isabella’s passion for cooking started whilst living at home cooking for her family and friends. She became inspired to take on a culinary career while working with different yacht chefs aboard. She later attended a professional cooking course at Ashburton Chefs Academy in the UK.
Isabella always uses fresh local ingredients of the highest quality available. She will create a unique and exciting menu plan according to your preferences.
Isabella is a very adventurous person and has a lust for travel. She also holds her PADI Divemaster and AIDA Free Diver Certification.
SLIVOCHKA SAMPLE MENU
Sautéed green asparagus with shaved parmesan wrapped in crispy bacon, topped with a poached egg and drizzled with hollendaise sauce.
Herbed blinis served with balsamic glazed and roasted tomato layered with fresh mozzarella & served with eggs, over easy.
Chai – Spiced French Toast topped with glazed & fried bananas and served with a whipped rum cream.
Greek yoghurt, toasted granola and fresh fruit served with assorted seeds.
Butter-toasted English muffins served with fresh salmon, whipped crème fraiche, basil
shoots and course ground black pepper.
Egg & cheese Breakfast springrolls served with zesty Bulgarian yoghurt and garnished with red bell peppers.
Crispy bacon encrusted in a fluffy pancake stack served with a knob of butter, fresh berries & maple syrup.
Fresh Yellow Fin Tuna seared with toasted seasame seeds and served with a fennel and watercress salad, classic asian dressing.
Spicy grilled chicken with roasted paprika and garlic hummus in naan wraps served with guacamole and sour cream.
Grilled Spicy Shrimp on Italian salsa served with baby kale ceasar salad and shaved parmesan cheese.
Honey – glazed salmon fillets served on crispy potato rostis topped with goat’s cheese mousse and baby leaf salad.
Smoked prosciutto, baby radish leaves, toasted almonds and yellow peach salad with balsamic reduction.
Ginger & Miso marinated rump steak served with baby bok choy and topped with oven roasted butternut cubes and pine nuts.
Flame grilled honey & mustard pork kebabs, carrot puree and baby beet and carrot salad.
Cranberry and camembert puffs.
Risotto arancini balls with a creamy mushroom dip.
Kale and quinoa patties with sour cream mousse and crumbed chicken strips.
Poached pear on cinnamon bruschetta, goat’s cheese mousse and basil shoots.
Mini goats’ cheese quiches with caprese salad skewers.
Grilled calamari stuffed with lemon chilli and garlic.
Steak tartare served in roasted thyme phyllo cups.
Filet Mignon, sous vide and served with cauliflower and truffle mash topped with a soy cream sauce and garnished with crispy shimeji.
Fresh Mahi Mahi on a bed of buttered courgette ribbons served with a classic parmesan risotto and surrounded by a pea, mint and white pepper puree, and ganished with lime slices.
Roasted rack of lamb served with beetroot rosti, roasted aubergine and a drag of purple cauliflower puree and garnished with baby beet shoots.
Al dente Linguine served with a seafood cream and topped with chilli prawns and garnished with broad beans.
Red Snapper fillets rubbed in Caribbean jerk spices, served with saffron infused wild rice tossed with diced bell peppers and baby peas and garnished with charred grill corn cut from the cob and lemon dill cream on the side.
Garlic and wild mushroom stuffed Chicken Ballotine served with nutmeg spiced butternut and pommes fondant, garnished with micro herbs.
French vanilla crème Brulee with coral tuile
Mango & Lime curd drops served on torched Italian meringue.
Rose flavoured raindrop cake served with whipped coconut cream and toasted almonds.
Chai Panna Cotta served with a berry compote.
Passionfruit cheesecake served with rum syrup and whipped cream.
Dark chocolate brownies served with coconut rum sauce and salted caramel ice cream.
Classic cream tarte topped with slices of rum caramalised pineapple.
SLIVOCHKA GUESTS COMMENTS
After Charter Survey
What was your first impression of the yacht? = Immaculate
Was advertised equipment onboard and in good condition? – Yes
Did the skipper/hostess make you feel welcome and comfortable onboard? – Yes
Did you feel free to choose activities? – Absolutely
Please provide specific comments regarding your skipper and hostess. – They were both wonderful! We planned out where we would go, dive etc. with Dylan. Isabella was an amazing cook! She took us snorkeling and made sure we were all together. This was our 3rd time doing this and our best trip by far.
Were the meals and beverages as you expected? – Yes, even better! The food and wine were amazing. They waited on us and took care of our boys when they were hungry in between meals.
If you made any special requests were they met? – Yes.
Was this your first visit to the BVI? – No, 3rd by boat
Would you recommend this yacht for a charter vacation? – Absolutely
Dominique Charter: 28th April – 6th May 2018
“We just returned from an amazing week long private charter in the BVIs on the Slivochka with Dylan as our captain and Isabella as our first mate/chef. It was one of my favorite vacations ever and first ever chartered yacht experience. Captain Dylan worked with us in the planning stages to find out exactly what our interests were and charted the perfect itinerary for our week. He found the most awesome places to show us the amazing beauty of the BVIs. He gave us options throughout the trip and accommodated everything our group wanted to see and do. He guided us on snorkel and hike excursions and was a wonderful host. Isabella was equally knowledgeable and also made suggestions along the way of things to see and do. She also joined us snorkeling, but happens to be a trained dive master. She was the most gracious host, and made our week extremely comfortable. However, her gourmet cuisine was something we looked forward to each day. Her skills as a chef allowed us to dine as if we were at a 5 Star restaurant. She also consulted with us before the trip about our food preferences, and her menu for the week exceeded our expectations. I frankly don’t know how she was able to prepare what she did on board because each meal was simply amazing. She does so much behind the scenes that I don’t know when she slept. Together, they are the perfect team and made our week at sea the most memorable and outstanding vacation, that I will be booking our next charter with them. Thank you Captain Dylan and Bella for all that you did for us. We loved getting to know you and being on board Slivochka. ”
We are three reasonably well traveled couples who just finished a most extraordinary and delightful vacation, sailing with Slivochka through the British Virgin Islands. This week long cruise on the yacht Slivochka far exceeded our expectations making it one of our best vacations ever. The three most important factors in chartering a full-service yacht are the crew, the boat, and the itinerary. Beginning with the crew, they were outstanding. Prior to our arrival they had telephoned to discuss our plans. Upon arrival they warmly welcomed us on board Slivochka with cocktails and snacks. They were both so friendly and hospitable that by the end of our cruise they were a part of our family. Dylan was an extremely competent and knowledgeable captain, always finding sheltered anchorages for us to swim and snorkel. He also made all the arrangements for any shore excursions that we enjoyed. For anything that we wanted we simply had to ask Dylan.
The meals were exquisite.
The second consideration was the yacht Slivochka. This is a 59-foot sailing catamaran with extremely comfortable lodging for the guests. Each air-conditioned guest cabin included a walk around queen-size bed, and in-suite head and very adequate storage space. The main deck area was spacious with indoor and outdoor dining areas, and there was a comfortable reclining area next to the bridge. On board were kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling equipment and fishing gear for our use. The yacht was spotless and very well maintained. We had planned the itinerary with Dylan. This included stops at Norman Island, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke and back to St. Thomas. In addition, we had many side excursions for snorkeling and exploring the beautiful British Virgin Islands.
We have charted several boats in the past in the Virgin Islands but they all pale in comparison to sailing on Slivochka. We give them our highest recommendations and hope they will be our crew for any future excursions.
Dylan and Keri
This has, by far been the most incredible trip for our family that I could have imagined. Dylan and Keri had all 16 of our guests at every meal which was important to us, thank you for setting up a 8 guest bare boat for the others to sleep in. We have grown to love you! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our large family. Dylan the children loved you. Spending our evenings sharing dinners together and just relaxing watching the fish or looking at the stars was exactly what we had hoped for. We will all go home with memories.
DYLAN & KERI
Dylan and Keri, We had planned to do this unusual vacation for 5-7 years and we selected the best crew and catamaran, our children loved you guys.
You shared so many of your stories about your lives and interacted with us all of the time. It was great to have you do this and make us feel so at home! We felt that you are an extended part of our family. We were comfortable and at home all the time! Dylan your great sense of humor – you challenged the kids and I to competitions, nice – it wasn’t a job it was something that you liked to do. You are very talented at what you do. You shared with us various tasks and gave us all mini lessons on sailing! Each and every meal was far superior to what we have imagined it to be, can we take Keri home with us? Please keep in touch.
Dennis and Wendy
Slivochka was wonderful for our family of 7 adults + 2 children, neat and clean. The crew did a fabulous job of keeping all of our rooms, the salon and their busy kitchen neat and clean. They were also amazing at hanging our towels each time we came out of the water. They also made sure the deck was clean at all times.
This is our 5th time chartering. Both Jason and Kate were hands down our favorite crew. This is the top captain and chef we have every had on our private charters. They were both attentive to what we wanted to do while taking into account the conditions of that day. Kate + Jason organized a treasure hunt for our 4 year old grandson. Kate drew an amazing map based on the landscape of where we were. I think it was Peter Island. Kate burned the edges of the map and stuffed it into a plastic bottle. They put it in the water so that it would float in front of my grandson allowing him to discover it. Everyone jumped into the water and headed to shore. Poor Jason had to make at least 3 prior trips in to add additional clues and bounty. They turned our family trip into a magical adventure. The crews expertise was exceptional. They sometimes had some challenging winds to deal with. Jason handled the boat well in all conditions. Kate too.
We had a previous charter where the food was awful. Since then we have always specified that we wanted someone who knew how to cook. WOWcan that girl cook. She sometimes had to make 3 different meals for one dinner. One for my grandson, one for someone who was allergic to the main course and the main course.
Would we charter this yacht again? YES!!!! We are heading back out with Jason and Kate in November. We talked about chartering a different boat for November because we only have 4 couples so a boat with larger bedrooms would have been nice. But we would not consider sailing with anyone else after being with Jason and Kate. Your company would be smart to keep these two happy so that they stay with you for a long time.
Burt & Melissa
Dolphin Splash, Dolphin Splash, trying to get that word and fantastic vacation out of my head and back to work.
Our whole family really liked our week and Kate and Jason are just truly professional and very nice people as well. So thanks a lot for your recommendations to us We will for sure recommend Dolphin Splash and especially Kate and Jasonthey really made our week.
Our total comfort on board was great, with the cleanliness on board perfect. It was both captain Jason and Kate who made our trip most special. Their service and attention to detail top notch, plus we loved them.
Kate is a whizkid when it came to meals, we looked forward to each meal always. Her meals looked tasty and were tasty. When next we pop over and do this again we only want Jason and Kate to be our crew.
The Lee Charter
My daughter said to me today, Dad you know when we were on board Dolphin Splash it felt like I was in a dream, it was like the Disney World cruise, but better! I can say that making my children happy also makes me delighted, so all of us really loved being with Jason and Kate.
It worried me a little that my family and I were going to have strangers at every meal, but I was surprised (I bet it was their mega yacht experience), that at many meals they were nowhere to be seen, very smart, we all had our family bonding time, then they would magically appear and be serving wine.
The first impression always impacts people the most, my wife and I were happily impressed with a crew in white uniform meeting us. We did not feel they had to wear their uniform, but my wife and I are superbly delighted we did have the best captain and chef team. It was little things they did that impressed my whole family. Every single aspect of this charter on board Dolphin Splash was magnificent, we are delighted we selected Dolphin Splash! The kids insist we get back with Jason and Kate, see you soon.
The entire happy Lee Family!
Hi Kate and Jason,
Finally we get to send you both a note of thanks for making our BVI experience beyond our expectation. We appreciated the attentive concern you professionally provided to both of us. Hope all is well, we have shared our photos with family and friends and continued to hi-light our captain and chef at every opportunity. You are an awesome couple.
Again, many thanks and Big Hugs!
Vince and Heather
New year 2015 charter
Happy Guests during charter:
Hi Trish! (Booking Broker)
We are having a fabulous time, and could NOT have a better crew! We HIGHLY recommend Jason and Kate!!!
Thanks again for providing us with a great boat and absolutely wonderful crew! Details to follow after the trip…
The comfort, condition, cleanliness and luxury of Dolphin Splash was perfect. The congeniality, service, expertise and flexibility of the crew were exceptional. They made our tip! Very attentive, personable, fun! A delight to sail with! A++++. The quality, presentation and variety of the meals was great. Delicious, savory, varied and nicely presented! Our sailing itinerary was perfect.
We would definitely charter with the crew again! Our trip was absolutely marvelous and full of wonderful memories! Thank you to Kate and Jason for making our end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 so very fun and spectacular!