Cruising Area of Au Soleil
Au Soleil Description
Bright and breezy, S/V Au Soleil holds true to her name. The wrap around windows of the salon allow one to constantly take in the beautiful surroundings. A great boat for families or couples who want a cozy modern home away on the water with plenty lounging space and relaxed vibes. Features 2 forepeak cabins where child or small adult can sleep to accommodate 7 or 8 passengers.
The aft staterooms with en-suite bathroom have queen beds, 6´6´ headroom and individually controlled air conditioning.
Optional Accommodations: 1 airconditioned forepeak single cabin, for e.g. a child.
Kids life jackets available.
Captain is all-American swimmer, lifeguard and water safety instructor. Can give swimming lessons if needed.
Parents at all times responsible for safety of their children.
Captain is not certified sailing instructor but is happy to teach guests the basics of sailing.
Snorkeling gear, including children sizes
Toiletries and Suntan Lotions
Large floating mat
2 inflatable paddle boards
1 hard top kayak
Yeti coolers for the beach
Rendezvous Diving can be arranged.
Au Soleil Crew Profile
Brian began his passion for life on the water growing up in sunny California. He spent his childhood summers on lakes learning all about power boats from his father and as a teenager was exposed to sailing and he then knew that sailing would be his lifelong vice.
After graduating Chico State University with a major in Hospitality and Special Events, Brian moved to San Diego to be closer to the water to allow him to continue sailing on the weekends. He soon realized that two days a week on the water was not enough so Brian quit his job to finally pursue the sailing career he really wanted.
Brian has extensive experience chartering on power and sailing yachts ranging from 30-50ft in the Caribbean, Aegean, Adriatic, Irish, and Atlantic Sea. Aside from learning the ropes of sailing with Brian, guests of all ages can look forward to a swimming or wake board lesson or two from the legendary instructor himself as well as snorkeling, fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking while on charter.
Alex was born in Toronto and raised in Philadelphia, Alex learned the ins and outs of sailing from her father and grandfather on the North East Coast and on the Great Lakes. Cooking was always a family past time, but after graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in Anthropology in 2015, Alex moved to Italy to learn more about the Italian culture, but most importantly, the food. After working in restaurants in Florence, Alex knew that she could never move to a corporate career and began to search for the perfect combination of cooking and adventure.
Raised in a sailing family, Alex has seen the good, bad and ugly of sailing and chartering but still fell in love with the lifestyle. She began working charters as a yacht hostess in the Adriatic Sea in 2016. Three years later, and fast forward three years, Alex is a globally experienced chef having worked aboard sailing yachts cooking and hosting all over the world from the East Indies to the Caribbean, with no end in sight and no plan to slow down.
A week or a few days on board Au Soleil with Brain and Alex will no doubt be your best vacation ever!
Au Soleil CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Au Soleil Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jun 24, 2019||Jun 29, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 30, 2019||Jul 06, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 15, 2019||Jul 25, 2019||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 27, 2019||Aug 03, 2019||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Aug 06, 2019||Aug 13, 2019||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Aug 14, 2019||Oct 31, 2019||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 04, 2019||Nov 11, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 23, 2019||Nov 30, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 23, 2019||Jan 03, 2020||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 12, 2020||Feb 13, 2020||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI|
|Feb 14, 2020||Feb 22, 2020||Booked: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI|
|Feb 23, 2020||Feb 24, 2020||Unavailable: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 15, 2020||Mar 22, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 17, 2020||Jul 24, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 25, 2020||Oct 15, 2020||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Au Soleil Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $14,000
High price: $15,500
|Season||2 Pax||3-4 Pax||5-6 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, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
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Au Soleil Guest Reviews
The Trip Is A Bucket Lister!
This trip is a bucket lister and then you’ll want to do it again, because once is not enough!
It’s the perfect balance between relaxation and exploring. You can’t possibly get over the clear changing blue deep waters, the different beaches, the fish, turtles, and the topography of the islands. Sunsets in a new harbor every evening are so peaceful and beautiful—just indescribable the sense of calm that comes over you...
The catamaran is modern, bright, roomy, and immaculate. The beds are super comfy. I worried there might not be enough to do on a boat for a week— not true. You can snorkel, kayak, paddle board, inland hop, bar hop, swim, relax, sun bathe, do yoga— all at any given moment. The water feels and looks great!!
Brian and Alex are delightful! The captain and hostess on Au Soleil. They are amazing individuals working flawlessly together. Brian is a master sailor knowledgeable and making sure safety is a priority. Alex is behind the scenes co-piloting and serving fresh delicious food(amazing cook) and drinks all day. She is such a gem; so skilled! Together they get a 10 in every effort put forth. Whatever you want—they aim to please and make it happen with ease and confidence. They will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Every experience is unique. You can make it your own. We did some amazing snorkeling, tried island drinks, listened to good music, explored many different uncrowded island beaches, and had delicious tranquil evening meals on the boat, watching the sunsets with connected conversations. Zero stress! Lots of exciting new things to see and do!!
So grateful for the experience!
You won’t be disappointed.
Thank you Au Soleil, Brian and Alex for making our week a 10! You’re the best there is!!
The Perfect Team!
We chartered S/V Au Soleil for one week in February. This is the third time our group has chartered in the BVI so we had a few expectations going into the trip but it was by far the best one yet! The boat has a great layout for a group of six and it´s well kept. We especially liked the extra seating up on the fly bridge. They have paddle boards, kayak, snorkel gear and a huge large floating mat which we really enjoyed. What really set this trip apart from the others was Brian and Alex. They are the perfect team. Brian is so knowledgable about the boat operations and we had complete trust in his ability to get us to where we wanted to go. And we had a busy schedule, with seven islands in seven days. He took us to each location with a smile on his face and we felt very safe with him in charge. Alex was the interior boss lady; she could whip up a plate of nachos and cocktails with impeccable timing. We dropped everything we were doing to gather around for her food. She pulled off some amazing meals in that small galley and was able to adjust to our last minute meal schedules. She takes pride in keeping the boat clean and tidy while on charter. They are both so friendly, easy going and accommodating and fit in with our group perfectly. You cannot go wrong with Au Soleil and Brian/Alex!
What a Wonderful trip!
Just wanted to drop you a note to tell you we had a wonderful charter on the Au Soleil with Brian and Alex last week. You got what we were seeking and matched us to the right boat and crew. Suggesting we extend the sail from 5 to 7 days was the right call as Anegada was my favorite stop.
We had the usual – Will there be enough to do? Can you really spend time a week on a small boat? The crew’s expertise and lack of hassle from airport transfers to clearing customs to water knowledge and spot on dinner reservations made for a memorable trip.
We will be plotting future charters and talking the crew and the boat up!
This is Your Boat and Crew!
Exploring the US and BVIs on Au Soleil with Brian and Alex was truly fantastic. The boat is immaculate and comfortable with abundant areas for sun and shade. The crew is vigilant about ensuring all is running smoothly.
Skipper Brian is a sun catcher able to navigate away from rain showers for that day’s water activities. Choppy surf round the Baths? Brian, the lifeguard, will paddle board you in while giving tips to the snorkelers at the same time. He can herd goats away from the roads of Anegada, and keep a close eye to ensure you are drinking your bottle water to offset rounds of painkillers during the afternoon at Soggy Dollar with the Swedes.
Alex, thank you for the adorable and delicious birthday cake. We especially miss your breakfasts and appetizer platters. We enjoyed hearing about your travels while sailing from island to island. You and Brian’s restaurant choices at St. John, Cooper Island and Anegada (with ribs for non-lobster eaters) were spot on.
This crew is caring, loads of fun, and will keep you safe.
A Million Thanks!
Brian did way more than expected. He caught up on any hiccups we had and kept everyone in good spirits. LOVE!
Apart from being a gourmet chef Alex took care of us like our mom/best friend/party buddy would be. A million thanks!
Brian has been the best skipper - kept up all promises he´s made to us from taking a dingy at dawn to getting us, hard to procure reservations and tables at the places we went to. His experience has made up for our lack of preparation and ensured that we had the time of our lives regardless of crew personalities. He was able to manage a diverse group of people, appeal to their sense of fun and adventure, unite and lead when there was trouble.
Alexa was awesome. She not only prepared delicious meals and kept the cabin clean, but she also told us what to expect from each day and how to prepare. She is an invaluable employee. Her future is bright!
Brian and Alex are AMAZING! I cannot say enough good things about this week, Brian made us feel like a family from the first night. He made sure this week was everything we wanted and more!
Alex´s meals always tasted and looked great. She provided us with great tips and advice throughout the trip. I would highly recommend her.
Brilliant and entertaining!
Brian was brilliant, very entertaining, really listened to us and worked so hard to make our week the best week for us. He became part of our group and we loved having him as our skipper.
Alex, can you please move in with me? If I could give her Michelin stars she would definitely deserve them all. The meals she prepared for us were unreal. We ate more diverse food on the yacht than we do on land. :)