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British Virgin Islands
57 ft sailing catamaran
Accommodates up to 10
5 Queen ensuite cabins
Ideal for a large group

Where luxury meets adventure! Introducing BAREFEET RETREAT, the latest Royal 57 catamaran.

Indulge in the crystal clear waters of the Virgin Islands on this ultra-spacious sailing catamaran. BAREFEET RETREAT features a flybridge that has 360˚ocean views. The flybridge sports a fully functioning bar and easy access to several sun pads to soak up the Caribbean sun.

Barefeet retreat accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 luxury queen cabins each with its own ensuite bathrooms. All guest cabins are fully air-conditioned for guests’ comfort. BAREFEET RETREAT has a galley-up layout with all the modern amenities needed for the ultimate family and friend vacation. She has full stainless steel side rails making her the preferred boat for kids onboard.

For Rates, see PRICING Tab below – Holiday weeks may differ, please enquire!



Your Crew


Ryan was born and raised in the southernmost tip of Africa & was immediately drawn to the ocean. Having grown up catching lobster before school, then surfing each afternoon, it seemed only natural that he would pursue a sea centric career. After completing his Yacht Master Ocean certification in 2015, Ryan began sailing professionally along the East African coast. He’s got a bounty of stories to share from his extensive cruising around Mozambique, Tanzania, Mauritius & the Seychelles.

Ryan later moved to the Mediterranean, where he spent 5 years there establishing himself as a reputable captain within the charter industry. His sails & passages have taken him over 4,000m across the Atlantic & Indian Oceans, through the beautiful islands of French Polynesian and over the treacherous water of the Southern Ocean before he started calling the Virgin Islands home in 2021.


Paula’s upbringing in Gothenburg, Sweden, was steeped in the world of food and culinary arts. Her father’s profession as a skilled chef and her mother’s
unwavering passion for baking created the perfect environment for her culinary journey to unfold. This journey commenced at the age of 14 when Paula secured her first job at a local French café in Gothenburg. Through this experience, she embarked on a trajectory that led her to incredible
destinations, where she encountered remarkable individuals and gained invaluable insights. It was during these travels that Paula also became acquainted with the captivating yachting industry.


Entertaining is her absolute forte, and she finds it such a privilege to nurture & nourish others through food – especially in a place as beautiful as the Caribbean! She has a lifetime of passionate hosting experience and a decade of advertising strategy & client services under her belt, but I found her bliss when she started hosting yacht charters professionally three years ago. Her solution-oriented attitude, strong work ethic & mouthwatering cuisine helped her build a strong reputation for herself within the yacht holiday community. After her first season on the water, she was invited to join her company’s leadership team and brought on as a Host Instructor for their training academy, where those adventures took her from New Zealand to Croatia, Greece, BVI, Italy & Sweden.

When she’s not feeding families & friends on the sea, she helps curate and executes creative & wellness-based retreats on land. With more free time in 2020, she used the opportunity to level up her interest in food and flavors by pairing them with a greater knowledge of nutrition, Ayurvedic principles & general well-being. Her guests can feel their best by eating fresh, wholesome food with meal plans that are mindfully curated and beautifully prepared.







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The fine points

  • Pricing
  • Availability
  • Amenities
  • Reviews
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Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax11 Pax12 Pax
Summer 2024$31,600$32,250$32,900$33,550$34,200$34,850$35,500$36,150$36,800$0$0
Winter 2024 to 2025$36,600$37,250$37,900$38,550$39,200$39,850$40,500$41,150$41,800$0$0

Holiday offers

Please note that Holiday rates are subject to change.

Christmas week: $50,000

New Year week: $53,000


  • Use of the yacht with our Professional Captain and Chef and additional crew
  • All Onboard Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizer, Dinner, and Dessert
  • Snacks – Fresh Fruit, Popcorn, Granola Bars, Chips, Chocolates and more
  • Beverages – Water, Juices, Sodas, Coffee, Beer, Wine, and a Fully Stocked Bar
  • Water Sport activities
  • WiFi Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fuel for the yacht and dinghy


  • If the charter area includes the BVI; cruising permits, national parks fees, fishing permits, taxes, and port fees are not included.
  • Shore activities such as dining, shopping, or special off yacht excursions
  • Premium Beverages/Wines not normally stocked and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Airport Transfers
  • Crew gratuity; 15-20% of the charter cost


Highlighted dates are booked, on hold, or unavailable. We may be able to challenge the dates on hold. Please contact us for details. All other dates not highlighted are available. You can use the arrow icons to navigate through the months.

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If no color is noted on calendar or in the detailed list below, the dates are available for your charter

  • Booked (Booked by another client group already)
  • Hold (Held by another client group, not yet booked, and can be challenged)
  • Unavailable (Blocked out by the Owner and unavailable to challenge)
  • Transit


  • Air conditioning and fans
  • Swim platforms and showers
  • Heated deck showers
  • Watermaker and generator
  • WiFi internet access
  • Full surround sound system
  • i/Device docking station
  • Icemaker
  • Barbecue


  • 14.6’ RIB with 50 hp outboard
  • Towable tube
  • Wakeboard
  • 2 Sea Scooters
  • 2 Standup paddleboards
  • Snorkel gear
  • Floating mats
  • Beach games
  • Kiteboarding


  • Model: Royal Cape
  • Year: 2020
  • LOA: 57′
  • Beam: 28′
  • Draft: 4.5′
  • Engines: 2 Turbo diesels
  • Flag: USA
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Average rating:  
 16 reviews
 by February 2023 Charter Guests
Great Trip!

This vacation exceeded all of our expectations. The crew were absolutely over the top exceptional. Every part of the trip was great. The food and the presentation was incredible. Very personable crew that soooo... great--they made the trip. Thank you very much for a great trip.

 by February 2022 Charter Guests-Family
Roomy Enough For 10

The crew were fabulous. They exuded warmth and friendliness and made all of us feel most welcome onboard. We fell in love with them! We felt completely at ease with both crew members. It was readily apparent they knew what they were doing. Considering there were 10 guests and just two crew members, the service was outstanding. They worked tirelessly to insure we never lacked for anything. They were unfailingly pleasant, polite, friendly and helpful. The chef served so many delicious and varied meals (and oh, so much food) that our eyes popped – shortly before our stomachs! Everything was delicious. Barefeet Retreat had a large mat it put out behind the boat which the kids loved. The captain took them tubing on two occasions and they snorkeled throughout the trip. The noodles were most welcomed by the adults. Shaun and Hayden also used the paddleboard on a couple of occasions. Mary even rode the tube once. Our satisfaction was High, high, high. The catamaran was roomy enough for 10 and I can vouch for the ample size of our shower. Everything on board was quite comfortable.

 by January 2022 Charter Guests
Bucket List Trip

Thank you so much for making our first charter boat trip and first trip to the Virgin Islands so awesome! We enjoyed relaxing in the sun, swimming in the beautiful blue waters, the great food and cocktails! We appreciate your gracious hospitality and knowledge of the islands. This was a bucket list item for us, and it was wonderful! The magic tricks and playing “cards against humanity” with you was a bonus!

 by December 2021 Charter Guests
6 Stars If We Could

If I could give this outfit 6 stars, I would. Highlight of our adventure. The crew was so friendly and knowledgeable. Created lasting memories for my children. Thank you so much. I cannot speak highly enough of their ability to maneuver the boat and knowledge and pure enthusiasm for the marine world. Very friendly, welcoming and did all they could to make the experience enjoyable.

 by May 2021 Charter Guests
Wonderful Way To Escape

What a wonderful way to escape and relax during a crazy year! This was an amazing boat but the crew made it a true experience. They went above and beyond to ensure we had the best vacation from the incredible food to their unique knowledge of the islands, they made us feel right at home. We cant wait to come back!

 by April 2021 Charter Guests
Amazing Crew!

I have been on many catamarans charters and want to express how amazing the crew was, they went above and beyond to make our vacay an exceptional experience! They were so awesome in every way and made this vacay one of the best ever!

 by April 2021 Charter Guests
Ready To Book Again!

Our stay was beyond comfortable because the crew exceeded all our expectations and truly brought our preferences to life! With children on board, we were amazed at the endless activities and constant attention that they provided to help us feel at home. The captain amazed us with her skill and knowledge, but also was warm and patient with our gang. And, the chef is a ray of sunshine! She prepared five star meals for every seating and amazed us with daily cocktails of the day and delicious desserts! The crew duo serving Barefeet Retreat are so warm and caring that you’ll leave with 2 new family members! And, the boat was kept immaculate and stocked with water toys. We are ready to book again!

 by March 2021 Charter
11 Out Of 10

The crew were spectacular. 11 out of ten in every category. We changed our vacation plans for a trip later in the year just to join them in Barefeet Retreat again!

 by Anonymous
Great Family Experience for Chrismtmas

For Christmas my wife and I decided we wanted to do something different. We wanted to have an experience with the family and travel someplace we hadn’t before. We booked our trip 11 months prior to departure. Booking so far in advance gave us a lot of time to anticipate and prepare for our vacation. I was afraid with so much time before our trip we might set our expectations too high and perhaps could be easily disappointed. I can assure anyone who is reading this that that was not the case. The crew were friendly, incredible knowledgeable of both the islands and their yacht, very attentive hosts, and most importantly became very good friends to our whole family by the weeks end. The captain knew all of the best spots to snorkel, lobster, and fish. He also knew all of the beautiful, quiet coves away from the crowds where we would anchor and enjoy our evenings. The chef spoiled us with her amazing cooking of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We enjoyed taking photos of every meal as they were prepared like you would see on TV. One of the highlights was when we anchored at Cooper Island and enjoyed a wonderful Christmas Day meal on the together with a night cap at the Rum bar before heading back to the boat. We can’t recommend this boat & crew, enough. If you want to try something different, see some of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean, and make some new lifelong friends then this is certainly a trip you should consider.

 by January 2020 Guests
Top Vacations Ever

My wife and I just ended a 7 day sail/trip with three other couples that sailed around St. Thomas, St. John and several of the British Virgin Islands. This experience was one of our top vacations ever. The crew made us feel comfortable and "at home" immediately. What amazed me the most was how this crew could accommodate everyone's needs and desires. For example, I love to fish and while I knew this was not a fishing excursion, the captain got me on a beautiful King Mackerel on our first day of sailing. I continued to catch fish throughout the trip. Others in our party wanted to snorkel, hike, "see the sights," explore spots on land, etc. and the crew were able to do everything they wanted to do. No one was ever left out - everyone was happy engaging in their desired choices. The captain continued to tell us "If you want to do anything, just tell me and we can probably do it." I did not think it would be possible at first but the crew did it and made it look easy. The captain invited several of us to watch him free dive for lobster in The USVI, which was an unbelievable sight to behold, not to mention a delicious lunch with his catch. I do not exaggerate when I say that the captain is capable of doing just about anything and doing it well. He can fix anything that is broken and solve any issue, big or small, that arises at sea. And, he does it with ease, calm and professionalism. You will not find a more professional yacht captain. Food is normally not something important to me but the chef changed all that. Every breakfast, lunch and dinner she prepared was magnificent and normally done from scratch. Her constant smiling face and friendly demeanor further electrified our experience. Not that we spent a lot of time there, but the sleeping quarters were very roomy, clean and comfortable. Lori and I will be following and joining this crew again wherever they go, whatever vessel they will be on and/or whatever outdoor experience they undertake. The yacht was a beautiful boat but it was the crew that made the experience so memorable!

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