Barefeet Retreat Description

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-degree ocean views. The flybridge sports a fully functioning bar and easy access to several sun pads to soak up the Caribbean sun. Experience the Islands in a different way with your own professional crew. Barefeet Retreat accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 luxury queen cabins each with its own en-suite head and shower. All guest cabins are fully air-conditioned for guest comfort. Barefeet Retreat has a galley-up layout with all the modern amenities needed for the ultimate family and friend vacation.

Cruising Area of Barefeet Retreat

Pref. Pick-upBVI
Other Pick-upBVI
Summer PortBVI
Winter PortBVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Accommodations

Guests10
Cabins5
Crew2
Queen5
Showers5
Wash Basins5
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
Barefeet Retreat accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 luxury queen cabins each with its own on-suite head and shower. All guest cabins are fully air-conditioned for guest comfort. Barefeet Retreat has a galley-up layout with all the modern amenities needed for the ultimate family and friend vacation.

Barefeet Retreat has full stainless steel side rails making her the preferred boat for kids.

Crew use port aft cabin.

Specification

Length57 Feet
Beam28 Feet
Draft4.5 Feet
Built2020
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
A/C SurchargeNone
Wheel Chair AccessYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Gym/ExerciseYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Num Hatch1-2 per ro
Guest SmokeNo cigarettes. Cigars on aft s
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age4 (babies ok)
InverterYes
Voltages110V and 220V
Water MakerYes
Water CapacityTBA
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Turnaround48, Inquire for 24

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´6
Dinghy Hp50hp
Dinghy Pax6-8
Sea ScootersYes
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Kite BoardingYes
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes, off scoops
Beach GamesYes
Other Toys
2x Sea Scooters

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
CDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
Other Entertainment
Wine cooler
Please inquire about wheelchair access.

Cuisine

Din-in6
Special DietsInq
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
As green as possible!

Barefeet Retreat Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainRyan Hayes
NationalitySouth African
Born1997
SpeaksEnglish Croatian, Swedish, Afrikaans
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MatePaula Milovac/Abrye Redeker
NationalitySwedish/USA
Born1996
LicenseSTCW


Ryan Hayes
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 Milovac
Chef from November-March
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.

In 2017, Paula sought admission to the Quarterdeck Host/Chef Academy. Fast forward seven seasons in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, and she has cultivated an impressive mastery of both cooking and presentation. Herextensive tenure in the service industry is evident in her adeptness at delivering exceptional service with finesse. Paula´s distinctive approach contributes profoundly to the triumph and enjoyment of each charter. Her innate warmth and nurturing demeanor create an atmosphere akin to being welcomed into one´s grandmother´s home - a sentiment that´s difficult to resist. Paula’s allure is hard to overlook, and her track record of accomplishments speaks for itself.


Abrye Redecker
Chef from April-July
Returning for her fourth year aboard, Bree, our Florida gal, has a lifetime of passionate hosting experience and has always been a natural in the kitchen. After 9 years working in advertising strategy, Bree pivoted from her NYC desk job in ’17 & found new bliss working as a chef on the sea. She’s spent the last 4 years hosting charters at sea, programming wellness retreats on land, and sharing her skills as a host instructor for Quarterdeck’s host & skipper academy in Croatia. Entertaining is Bree’s forte and she finds it such a privilege to nourish her guests with mindfully curated meal plans using only the freshest and most wholesome ingredients.


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Barefeet Retreat Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Feb 18, 2024Feb 25, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 03, 2024Mar 08, 2024Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Mar 10, 2024Mar 17, 2024Booked: Tortola, TBD to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI
Mar 23, 2024Mar 30, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 20, 2024Apr 27, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 25, 2024May 31, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 13, 2024Jul 20, 2024Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Dec 21, 2024Dec 28, 2024Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Feb 07, 2025Feb 14, 2025Hold: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI
Feb 16, 2025Feb 22, 2025Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI

Barefeet Retreat Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $31,300
(normal rate)
High price: $41,800
(normal rate)

Barefeet Retreat Special Offer!
Discount: $3,000!
Offer: Take an extra $3,000 off any 7 night charter. BVI Only.
Old price: $31,300 - $41,800 / week
New price: $28,300 - $38,800 / week
Minimum nights: 5
Travel before: Jul/31/2024

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax
2023/24 Winter$31,600$32,250$32,900$33,550$34,200$34,850$35,500$36,150$36,800
2024 Summer$31,600$32,250$32,900$33,550$34,200$34,850$35,500$36,150$36,800
2024/25 Winter$36,600$37,250$37,900$38,550$39,200$39,850$40,500$41,150$41,800

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


MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5, Inquire for less
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.

BVI Ports Only - BVI taxes & fees are INCLUDED in the rate.

SLEEP ABOARD: 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client expense.
Includes boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning. Please no sleep aboards on 48hr turns.
EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Years

HALF-BOARD: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches & 4 dinners ashore at client expense. Take $150 per person off standard rate.

LOCAL FARE: Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense. Take $75 per person off standard rate.

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: night minimum.
CHRISTMAS: 1-10 guests @ $50,000 - charter must end by 12/27
NEW YEARS: 1-10 guests @ $53,000 - charter may not start prior to 12/28

Barefeet Retreat Guest Reviews

Amazing Vacation

It was an amazing vacation. Jenn and Bree were great to sail with and took us to so many islands. Loved their suggestions on islands and things to do. The food on the yacht was five star. The snorkeling and paddle boarding and exploring all the beaches where are favorite. Yacht was very clean. Cabins were comfortable. There was enough areas with shade .The food was amazing. Such a variety. The food was 5 star. I felt it was very healthy also beautiful presentation. They did have some great signature drinks. Jenn and Bree were great. Professional but also so pleasant and friendly. Very knowledgeable and had great suggestions. Would love to sail with them again.

-Loraine Marous

Special lifelong bond that cannot be forgotten

´Creating lifelong memories is a special treasure that so many of us take for granted until it is too late. However, the week we spent on Barefeet Retreat with Captain Jenn and Breezy Cooking will always hold a special place in our hearts and our entire group is excited to be back on the boat with them again in the future. When a trip ends with genuine hugs and tears, that sums up that not only did everyone very much enjoy themselves, but we all made a special lifelong bond that cannot be forgotten. First, Breezy Cooking’s cuisine and special beverages would rival any fine restaurant, however the hospitality from Jenn and Bree make the trip even more special. Let me tell you, these two ladies worked hard the entire trip to make everything perfect for us, but they always were enjoying themselves, had smiles on their faces and had this contagious positive view on life that continues to resonate with us. These two special ladies are making the world a better place purely from being in it and spreading their infectious positivity to everyone who is around them. The boat’s layout was perfect, the beds were comfortable, everything was immaculate and clean and with scenic background accompanied with our new found family in Jenn and Bree made for a perfect trip that we will never forget and hope to duplicate soon. ´ - Steve E.

The dynamic duo

Bree and Jen are like the dynamic duo. Their personalities and dedication to a great charter, I imagine will be hard to find again. The food was amazing and Bree got it right every meal. Jenn was not only an awesome captain, but a great Scuba instructor as well. From the moment we stepped on the Yacht, the two of them really made us feel at home, comfortable, relaxed and in a mindset to have a great time. We only hope to bring our children back with us next time. p.s They found us front row mat position for ´After Irma Band´......try that StubHub! - Matt F.

Fantastic week

What a Fantastic week we had with Mary Poppins (Bree) and Wonder Woman(Jenn)! They made all our adventures come true! We had a group of 8 with 6 divers and they made us extremely comfortable, paying attention to every detail possible. Food was out of this world and the sailing was very fun. You will be so happy you picked these two. - Troy K.

We are ready to book again

Our stay was beyond comfortable because Captain Jenn and Chef Bree 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. Captain Jenn amazed us with her skill and knowledge, but also was warm and patient with our gang. And, Chef Bree 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! - Jenni B.

Couldn´t have dreamed of a better crew

Jenn and Bree were outstanding! Both ladies were gracious, welcoming and good humored hosts every day. They were very knowledgeable about all things sailing/St.Thomas and St. John related and maintained the perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness with all of us.

Jenn gave us a daily game plan about stops, sails and activities each morning and was always eager for our feedback and open to changes. We had a great mix of activities - hiking one day, hitting a beach at 2 or 3 stops, tubing twice, paddle boarding, a smidge of shopping and lots of off-the boat swimming and snorkeling. Jenn even found live music on another chartered boat and ´dinghyed´ us over to listen. We all agreed our favorite part was sailing and being on the open water! Our 15 yo daughter claimed a spot right next to Jenn for each sail so she could chat, ask questions and have the best view.

Bree is a phenomenal chef! Hands down outstanding, 5-star meals every time! She managed to compile all of our different likes/tastes into beautiful mealtime presentations. She also cooked with a healthy note - we always had salads, smoothies and fresh fruits and veggies, which many of us appreciated. In addition, Bree was unbelievably accommodating and adjusted meals for our very picky 12yo eater. Lastly, Bree was a wonderful bartender and mixologist - she always put a fun spin on our favorites and gave us something new to try (Ask for her French 75 with lemongrass simple syrup or the Passion Fruit Margarita).

Finally, and most important to us as parents, Jenn and Bree gave our three kids oodles of attention, spoke to and treated them with respect, and patiently answered a million questions. Our 7yo was completely smitten with Bree and said to me when we got home, ´Why do we have to leave when we just made friends with them?´ Lots and lots of love for this crew!

We couldn´t have dreamed of a better crew. - Meg S.

Get ready to worry about nothing at all

“You have arrived, do yourself a favor and stop searching now, you will not find a better combination of craft and crew than this. Sailing aboard Barefeet Retreat with Captain Jenn & Chef Abrye is as good as it gets. We truly cannot think of a single thing that we would have changed during the entire week we spent. This newer yacht is very roomy, has all the comforts of home, and plenty of covered space for all to enjoy. Jenn & Abrye are intelligent, skilled, and kind, both with great senses of humor and delightful wit. Whatever your taste buds desire, Chef Abrye can make it happen, every meal was fantastic and full of flavor. I think this lady is the next big thing just waiting to be discovered, so amazingly creative. Captain Jenn is a divemaster, accomplished sailor, knowledgeable hiker, and a confident leader. You just know that you are in good hands with Jenn at the helm. So finish up your To Do List, pack lightly, and get ready to worry about nothing at all, and have one of the most wonderful weeks of your life.” - Dennis C.

Hands down best vacation ever

Wanted to let you just how impressed we were with EVERYTHING on Barefeet charterlast week. And when I say everything, I mean everything.

Highlights:
Meeting Herman the 140 years+ old turtle
Watching Capt. Jenn and Bree swim with a mom and Baby Dolphin (see below)
Eating, drinking, laughing - repeat every day!
A little competition Bar Crawl on the Boat - complete with a Congo Line (my crew is crazy)
Food was amazing
It was absolutely hands down the BEST VACATION EVER AND BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!

We made two new friends and will sail with them again- FOR SURE.
I just have to start planning the next trip!
Let me know if anyone ever needs a review! I will gladly make a high recommendation
Thank you for working with me and making this all come together.

Carla

Broker provided survey

Crew Friendliness:
Jenn and Bree were fabulous. They exuded warmth and friendliness and made all of us feel most welcome onboard. Mac (7) fell in love with our hosts and they with him.

Crew Knowledge:
We felt completely at ease with both crew members. It was readily apparent they knew what they were doing.

Quality of Service:
Considering there were 10 guests and just two crew members, the service was outstanding. Jenn and Bree worked tirelessly to insure we never lacked for anything. They were unfailingly pleasant, polite, friendly and helpful.

The Professionalism of Crew:
Jenn was an excellent captain and Bree an outstanding chef. Our meals were marvelous and varied. Bree went out of her way, over and above trying to please our Graham (12) who is the pickiest eater I could ever imagine. Graham was a recalcitrant eater throughout the trip but Bree never stopped trying and was always pleasant about it. She even gave Graham a two minute briefing on why he should eat fruits and vegetables. I do not think it sunk in to Graham but I was enthralled. I decided that minute to continue eating fruits and veggies when I returned home.

Value of the Cost + Expenses Charter:
For this “once in a lifetime” celebration, we accepted the financial expense involved: charter, gratuity, trip insurance, taxis to and from the Marina plus flights for three. It was a significant investment but one which made us both quite happy.

On-Board Cuisine:
Outstanding!!!! Bree served so many delicious and varied meals (and oh, so much food) that our eyes popped – shortly before our stomachs! Everything was delicious.

Destination / Location:
We enjoyed the many locations we visited on St. Thomas and St. John though we surely missed revisiting our favorite BVI destinations. Having sailed the USVI the last two times, I would now be reluctant to charter again before the BVI reopens for business.

Water-Sports:
Barefeet Retreat had a large mat it put out behind the boat which the kids loved. Jenn 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.

Overall Satisfaction:
High, high, high. We loved Jenn and Bree. The catamaran was roomy enough for 10 and I can vouch for the ample size of our shower. Everything on board was quite comfortable.