Port To Vino

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starting at

$35,000/week

British Virgin Islands
59 ft sailing catamaran
Accommodates up to 8
4 Queen ensuite cabins
Great for couples

PORT TO VINO is a Fountaine-Pajot 59 ft catamaran.

Delivered in 2023, the new, upgraded Port to Vino is ready to welcome you to your home on the water for your sailing vacation. Every inch of the boat is designed with guest comfort in mind, from the spacious covered flybridge with sun loungers to the forward door accessing the sunken cockpit seating on the bow. Your group will be able to spread out and relax in style no matter where they get comfortable, with stunning views of the islands while under sail or at anchor .

The interior of the boat offers all the comforts of home but on a luxury yacht. She has four queen staterooms each with its own ensuite bath including one larger owner’s suite with walk out-to the cockpit. Port to Vino will accommodate 6-8 guests comfortably. The welcoming salon featuring the galley up allows guests to watch their gourmet meals being made while they relax on the couch. Meals are served al fresco on the back deck where you can take in views of the ocean and enjoy the sea breezes.

Port to Vino’s outdoor deck areas offers plenty of flexible space. Pass the day reading, sunbathing, or relaxing on the flybridge. The forward trampolines, forward sunken seating area, and aft deck lounge and dining areas extend your living area and give easy access to the clear blue waters 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.

*Stock photos are used as Port to Vino will launch in June of 2023, photos of the actual yacht will follow*

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

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CAPTAIN JEFF & CHEF/MATE CAITLIN

Jeff and Caitlin have been working together since they met on the job at a dive shop in coastal North Carolina in 2010. Employment opportunities have taken them around the globe and back, settling in the BVI in 2012. They transitioned to crewed sailing charters from running dive boats in 2014 and haven’t looked back, logging over 150 charters with many happy guests who often return to make more memories. Their specialty is active, adventurous groups who want to explore all that the BVI has to offer above and below the water and love introducing kids to the ocean, so bring on the families! The BVI has been home for Jeff and Caitlin for many years but will always hold a special place as it’s where they were married on a beach in Virgin Gorda.

Captain Jeff holds a USCG 200-ton Near-Coastal Masters license and has been operating boats commercially for over 15 years. Hailing from Mississippi, Jeff cultivated his love for boats and the water in his adult life and can’t imagine doing anything else. He is originally trained as a high-level dive instructor and naturally progressed to earning a captain’s license to operate the boats he’d previously worked on as crew. Running crewed charters allows for a more relaxed pace and the ability to tailor charters to each guest’s preferences, something that was more difficult to accomplish on dive boats. Jeff is a wealth of knowledge about the BVI, so make sure you listen in for “story time with Captain Jeff” while on charter.

Chef Caitlin also comes to chartering from a professional diving and marine research background but has been cooking since she was a small child and has photos to prove it. She grew up in Pennsylvania and spent her formative years in the kitchen with her mom and Italian grandmother. Most of her menu items are cultivated through family recipes and world travels, bolstered by training at Ashburton Chefs Academy. She loves incorporating fresh, local ingredients with Mediterranean and Asian influences. Virtually everything Caitlin cooks is assembled from scratch, including an assortment of bread and pasta. She’s happy to accommodate a range of allergies and specialty diets. When her schedule allows, Caitlin loves getting in the water for guided snorkel tours with the guests, dusting off her marine science degree to talk about fish behavior and biology.
In the off-season, Jeff and Caitlin spend time in the mountains of Western North Carolina where Jeff enjoys riding his motorcycle through all the twisting, scenic roads and Caitlin spends time volunteering at the local animal shelter. No better way to recharge after a busy charter season than with mountain views, crisp air, and not a large body of water in sight. They’re not able to have a dog on board during the charter season, so they “rent” as many as possible through the foster program at the shelter and take them out camping and hiking as frequently as they can!

Cuisine

  • BREAKFAST

  • LUNCH

  • APPETIZERS

  • DINNER

  • DESSERT

  • COCKTAILS

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  • Pricing
  • Availability
  • Amenities
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Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax11 Pax12 Pax
Summer 2024$35,000$35,000$35,000$37,500$38,000$38,500$39,000$0$0$0$0
Winter 2024 to 2025$38,000$38,000$38,000$40,500$41,000$41,500$42,000$0$0$0$0
Summer 2025$38,000$38,000$38,000$40,500$41,000$41,500$42,000$0$0$0$0

Holiday offers

Please note that Holiday rates are subject to change.

Christmas week: $50,000

New Year week: $50,000

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 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
  • Cruising permits, national parks fees, fishing permits, taxes, and port fees
  • Fuel for the yacht and dinghy

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Shore activities such as dining, shopping, or special off-yacht excursions
  • Premium Beverages/Wines not normally stocked and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Airport Transfers
  • BVI individual fishing permits
  • Crew gratuity; 15-20% of the charter cost

Availability

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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  • 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

AMENITIES

  • Air conditioning and fans
  • Heated deck showers
  • Watermaker and generator
  • Wifi internet access
  • i/Docking station
  • Cockpit icemaker
  • Barbecue
  • AED Defibulater
  • Oxygen Tank

WATER FUN

  • 14’ RIB with 70 hp outboard
  • Adult waterskis
  • Wakeboard & Tube
  • 2 Standup paddleboards
  • Floating mats & noodles
  • Snorkel gear
  • Underwater camera/video

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Model: Fountaine Pajot Catamaran
  • Year: 2023
  • LOA: 59′
  • Beam: 30′
  • Draft: 4.5′
  • Engines: 2 Diesel engines
  • Flag: BVI
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 13 reviews
 by Jon Erman-
Simply The Best

Simply the best!! Still thinking about the experience weeks later and cannot thank the crew for the week that will last in our family for a life time. Thank you for everything.

 by April 2022 Charter Guests-Friends
Experience Of A Lifetime

Where to begin? The moment we set sail we knew it was going to be an experience of a lifetime! The ocean and islands were just breathtaking. The hues of the ocean water will forever be embedded in our minds. The scuba diving expeditions were the best we have ever experienced. Our favorite spots were: Ann at Tipsy’s, the Soggy Dollar experience, Hendos for the delicious cocktails, Saba Rock’s “cool bar” with the tarpon; and  Sydney’s for the best lobster we have ever had. And of course the food…the food…the food. We savored each meal and look forward to the cookbook!

 by March 2022 Charter Guests
Incredible!

There is no way to put into words how incredible you made our stay on the boat. You guys are a seamless, well-oiled machine that made everything feel effortless (we know how much hard work it is). Your kindness, smiling faces, energy, knowledge of the BVI, just everything. We have been fortunate enough to have experienced a number of charters throughout the Caribbean and you guys were the best!

 by January 2022 Charter Guests
No Words!

We can’t put into words what an amazing time we have had. Fell in love with beauty and relaxed charm of BVI, but it was the knowledge of the skipper and the hospitality and charm (not to mention fantastic cuisine) of the “Galley Slaves” that made is such a special New Years experience. We thought the week in the BVI exceeded expectations. The captain was undoubtably not only a skipper who knew how to master the yacht, but had an intimate knowledge of the islands and reefs. The chef  was a great cook, utterly charming and all our children adored her. All in all, a fantastic experience, the yacht and crew were brilliant! Thank You!!!

 by March 2021 Charter Guests
A Dream Come True

A dream come true!!! Thank you so much for the most wonderful BVI experience. Everything was first class. I can't imagine how the chef came up with so many great eating presentations. We were truly spoiled all day every day. The captain's knowledge of the islands and guiding us to the best sights in the islands was above and beyond. Thank you Port To Vino for a vacation above all vacations. A dream come true!!

 by Steve & Ann 2019
Something Very Special

Ann and I just got back from a week aboard Port To Vino...The crew are head and shoulders superior to any crew that we have ever had. The boat is beautiful and we really enjoyed the added features of the blue underwater lights for the dinghy and really cool lounging bolsters for the trampoline. The chef has a remarkable ability to create complex and subtle flavors which add several layers of depth to her meals. Every happy hour Captain 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!) . The crew could draw a map of the details of every dive spot from memory and they have a deep fund of knowledge about of sea life and fish behavior. Every morning they 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! The crew are real pros. They make the experience aboard Port To Vino is something very special.

 by The U Family

Our charter was one of the best vacations we have ever done. The personal touches by the crew made it a great event. The marine knowledge made a big difference during snorkeling-every time was very unique. The chef was great and put special touches on each meal. The captain was very focused on safety, but he also was so much fun and made great drinks. We can't wait to charter again!

 by June 2019 Charter Guests
Can’t Wait To Charter Again

The personal touches by the crew made it great. Our charter aboard Port To Vino 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. A great chef who put special touches on each meal. An extremely competent captain,very focused on safety, but he also made some fun drinks! We can’t wait to charter again on Port To Vino.

 by Jennifer Uhrich

Just got back from an AMAZING week on Port to Vino! The boat is incredible and gorgeous, and Captain Jeff and Chef Caitlin are absolutely wonderful!! We sailed, snorkeled, dived, hiked and bar hopped our way around the entire BVI -- even got to swim with dolphins -- all while enjoying Caitlin's amazingly delicious, fresh from scratch meals and Jeff's specialty cocktails. Port to Vino was spacious, comfortable, incredibly well appointed and tastefully decorated. Jeff and Caitlin even arranged a spectacular tour with BVI Adventure Tours for us when they found out we had a gap day before flying out. I cannot possibly recommend it more highly. A truly unforgettable experience!!

 by Rick W

The crew were great, very professional and lots of fun. They interacted perfectly with our group. The boat is amazing and perfectly maintained. Food was awesome and made from scratch daily. We had several restaurant owners on board; all were impressed!

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