Aquanimity is your perfect charter option - a new model and stylish design. The yacht is equipped with four queen sized cabins, all with en-suite facilities and AC. This new model of Catamaran has an abundance of interior and exterior space with multiple sunbathing decks and an open plan layout. Aquanimity is ideal for relaxing with privacy and socialising on board.
Cruising Area of Aquanimity
Aquanimity is equipped with x 3 queen and 1 twin bunk cabin.
The twin bunk cabin is ideal for for kids, teenagers and young adults. The space is tighter than the queen cabins.
If guests are interested in Kiteboarding the crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.
Captain is not a certified sailing instructor but is happy to teach guests the basics of sailing.
SunChill Floating mat
1 Stand-up Paddle Board
Selection of snorkeling gear for all guests
Fishing rods and light tackle
Kettle bells gym equipment
Yacht offers rendezvous diving.
All certified divers are required to present their certification cards and inform the crew if any rental equipment will need to be arranged. If guests are interested in trying scuba diving, the crew will arrange a Discover Scuba Diving. The crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.
The crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.
Rendezvous diving average costs with equipment
1 Tank Dive - $100
2 Tank Dive - $140
Night Dive - $150
Discover Scuba Diving - $160
We use organic/locally grown produce when available. We provide guests with reef friendly sunscreen and bath products/toiletries. We provide filtered water to limit single use plastics. We provide re-usable water/beverage tumblers to limit plastic/disposable cup use. We use marine/reef friendly dish soap and cleaning products for the interior and exterior of the yacht.\ We use re-usable grocery bags. We are affiliated with ´Sailors for the Sea´ - Keeping our Waters Blue by Boating Green! Our crew are guided by this organization in reducing our footprint. We support ´Sailors for the Sea´ initiatives. We provide information to our guests on the best practices for ´Traveling Green´ Inspiring our guests on the importance of the preservation of our oceans and the beautiful islands in which we vacation. Maximize the use of sail power, to minimize engine emissions.
Aquanimity Crew Profile
MEET YOUR CREW
Season 2022/2023 Captain Bertie and Chef Teresa Chapman
Captain Barend (Bertie) Chapman originally from Cape Town South Africa, graduated from university as an Engineering and worked for De Beers in the Synthetic Diamond Division for some thirty years.
He has sailed, snorkeled and deep sea fished along the south and southeastern coast of Africa from Mozambique, Sodwana Bay, St Lucia, the coast of Natal South Africa, Port Alfred (Eastern Cape) and most of Western Cape. For the past six years he and his wife/First Mate Teresa have pursued their dream of owning their own yacht and becoming full time sailors. Their circumnavigation started in December 2014 when they took part in the Governor´s Cup Yacht Race from Cape Town to St Helena. They cruised Brazil´s coastline for six months, French Guyana´s river waterways and coastline for five months. Thereafter they sailed on to Grenada and Caribbean. They fell in love with the Virgin Islands and decided to stay, they are now in their fifth charter season in the Virgin Islands.
First Mate Teresa Chapman, a customer service professional from Cape Town, South Africa, has shared Bertie´s dream and can not wait to welcome you onboard Aquanimity. Teresa has the warmest heart and in no time you will feel at home and know that you will be taken great care of on your adventure. She loves to entertain and to prepare meals to each and every person´s satisfaction. Her motto is to make you feel special, relaxed and to share the beauty that the BVI and USVI Islands have to offer.
Aquanimity is family friendly and LOVES to have babies aboard!
Aquanimity CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Aquanimity Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Dec 02, 2023||Dec 09, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 10, 2023||Dec 17, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 20, 2023||Dec 27, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 28, 2023||Jan 04, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jan 06, 2024||Jan 12, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 06, 2024||Feb 15, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 17, 2024||Feb 23, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 06, 2024||Mar 13, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 15, 2024||Mar 22, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 23, 2024||Mar 30, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 01, 2024||Apr 08, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 13, 2024||May 19, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 29, 2024||Jun 05, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 07, 2024||Jun 11, 2024||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 15, 2024||Jun 22, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 13, 2024||Nov 04, 2024||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 06, 2024||Nov 11, 2024||Boat Show: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay|
|Nov 12, 2024||Nov 16, 2024||Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Aquanimity Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $19,000
High price: $22,600
|Season||2-3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||7 Pax||8 Pax|
Yacht terms: All Inclusive
An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS
Yacht is able to charter in the BVI
St. Thomas pick-up and drop-off.
Bookings made AFTER Jan15, 2023, will include BVI Cruising Fees.
For all bookings made BEFORE Jan 15, 2023, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 4
LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.
SLEEP ABOARD: 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client´s expense. Includes; boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the
next morning and early start.
TURN AROUNDS: 48-hour turns are standard
HALF-BOARD OPTION: $150 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.
LOCAL FARE OPTION: $75 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.
XMAS: Flat rate $24,000. Must end no later than Dec 27th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate $28,000. Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th.
*****BUNK CABIN IDEAL FOR CHILDREN, TEENAGERS or SINGLE ADULTS (Please note this room is small and has been discounted accordingly)
Aquanimity Guest Reviews
OMG! What an awesome trip.
The two of you made the memories even better. The stories! The meals! I´m seriously overweight now :)
Lots of love and
Thank you both for an amazing 50th birthday adventure! Could not have spent my 50th in a better manner. I am so appreciative that you let out the whales for our adventure :)
THeresa, the food was absolutely delicious. Now I will have to go back and be disappointed in my meals. Bertie, thank you for your diligence and knowledge of boating. I am grateful that I could beat you all at Mexican Train . Over all a trip of a lifetime. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I also appreciate your help with Scott moving arouns the islands and boat.
Much gratitude for a truly wonderful and memorable week at sea on Aquanimity! Everything surpassed our expectations!
This trip was many years in the making and will was well worth the wait. Just exceptional!
Thank you Bertie and Theresa for a magical vacation!
So Much Fun!
This was definitely one of the most adventurous vacations my family has ever been on. It was so much fun. The beaches were awesome, so was the snorkeling. The food was INCREDIBLE! So thankful for Aquanimity!
What A Trip!
What a Trip! Thank you for going above and beyond to make out rip wonderful. From the morning cup of joe to the laughs and delicious meals - everything was perfection. Don´t forget to call us up if you want to visit NC.
Great Sights, Great Company
Great sights, great company, a story for every occasion, and friends in every bay. With a shared bottle (or three) of sparkly to round out all the perfect cocktails at the end of a nice long week.
We´ll take some of that with us when we think of the islands, and carry back plenty of Theresa´s cooking expertise to our own kitchens. And nobody can dodge wake like Bertie!
Cheers ´til next time!
Thanks A Million
Thanks a million for all your efforts in providing us with an outstanding trip!
Bertie, you are a fantastic captain. We lobed all the beautiful places you took us to! Theresa, you are a 5 star chef! Really appreciate all your hard work. All the meals and snacks were outstanding.
Hope we have an opportunity to sail with you again one day.
wos! We met two amazing people this week! Now two amazing Friends! This week was such an incredible journey. The food, the fun, the ruym and everything else in between. the islands are truly a better place with you in it.
´There was a couple name Theresa and Bertie
Always making water because we were all dirty.
The food was so good
And so was the mood.
For they both throw a really great party!´
Thank you both.
What an exquisite trip!
What an exquisite trip! Thank you for the warm hospitality…amazing food…and an incredible experience. Theresa and Bertie we would love to stay in touch!
Thank you for a great vacay! We so enjoyed your company!
Thank you for a great vacay!
You two are a wonderful team. We so enjoyed your company! Captain Bertie, thanks for the steadfast efforts throughout and Teresa, oh my! From your increible meals to beautiful presentations…not to mention the Birthday celebrations!
Thank you everything!
Thank you for making memories with us!
Thank you for making memories with us!
What a fabulous relaxing trip! Captain, you are top notch and Teresa, you are beautiful inside and out! We will surely refer you to others! Until we meet again!
Beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery and the most amazing food!
Our trip was fantastic! We enjoyed ourselves - beautiful weather, gorgeous scenery and the most amazing food! There wasn’t a meal that we didn’t love. Theresa and Bertie were the most wonderful hosts. They catered to our every need and wish.
We look forward to our trip with you to South Africa!
What more gracious hosts there could be?
Teresa and Bertie know hospitality. There are none better. From the expert captain, the ´penalty´ shots, the chef extraordinaire, the incredible islands, and spending our 50th wedding anniversary onboard. Could not have asked for anything more.
We love y´all. What a fantastic experience for our family. You anticipated our every need long before we thought to ask. We felt safe in the wisdom of our legendary Captain Berite, and loved by the exquisite Chef Teresa. Teresa´s gourmet food made the experience of every meal something to look forward to. We have never eaten this well for a week straight. The food was tasty and healthy.
We loved the knowledge of the Virgin Islands shared by Bertie, and his willingness to share his opinions on virtually any topic.
We don´t want any other Captain and Chef. Thank y´all for the unforgettable experience - of a lifetime!
Enjoyed the whole week.
Will do again in a heartbeat.
Best Crew and Tour Guides
Teresa and Bertie
Thanks for showing us a great time and being the best crew/tour guides! We had so much fun and it´s definitely one for the books. I´ll never forget Teresa´s cooking. Bertie, you are a lucky man :)
Food and Company were Excellent.
Thank you. for one of the most amazing experiences of our lives! Teresa and Bertie, you are the hosts with the most! Food and company were both excellent. We will miss you.
Love you both! Thank you for your amazing hospitality and friendliness! This trip was amazing. I can´t wait to come back and party with both of you. Wish you all the best.
Thank you so much for an amazing charter! Your hospitality, incredible meals and funny wit made it just perfect.
The snorkeling was some of the best we have ever experienced. We are so grateful for all of it
Memories Of A Lifetime
Hard to imagine that a simple ´Thank you´ properly meets the tall order of how much you both have inspired me to live life on my terms and let the water call my name as loudly as it did for the both of you!
Seriously THANK YOU!
I pray that you both continue to have safe travels - with company that keeps you smiling. Memories of a lifetime. Please let´s stay in touch.
It was a Privilege
Thank you so much for sharing your boat and the USVI with us. Your recommendations were perfect from the hikes with beautiful views to the quiet bays for snorkeling to the quaint shops. We truly enjoyed our very relaxing vacation. Thanks Captain for a smooth ride. Teresa, your food was amazing and beautifully presented. I will definitely use some of your techniques to up my game :)
We also enjoyed the game nights. It was a privilege to spend the week in your company.