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.
Enjoy all the best places in the Virgin Islands onboard Slivochka
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
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.
Additional Rate Details:
Slivochka offers Sleep aboard for charters 7 nights or longer at $250 per cabin – standard terms apply.
Christmas week: Up to 8 guests $33,000
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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’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.
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SLIVOCHKA GUESTS COMMENTS
What was your first impression of the yacht? = Immaculate
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.
Was this your first visit to the BVI? – No, 3rd by boat
Would you recommend this yacht for a charter vacation? – Absolutely
The meals were exquisite.
Read MoreShe is a fantastic cook and each day’s offerings included fresh produce and salads, deliciously prepared grilled fish or meat and even some imaginatively created themed dinners. A special memory was when they joined us on Anegada for a lobster dinner in an outdoor restaurant under the full moon. They were such accommodating and congenial traveling companions who took such excellent care of us that we were sad to bid them farewell.
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
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.
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!
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
Hi Trish! (Booking Broker)
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!