Cruising Area of Blue Pepper
Blue Pepper Description
2019 USVI Charter Yacht Show - Best in Show (56’ to 65’)
2019 USVI Charter Yacht Show - 2nd place dessert winner in culinary competition
2019 USVI Charter Yacht Show - Best Themed Yacht Hop
2018 USVI Charter Yacht Show - 1st place in Save the Blue Water Competition
BLUE PEPPER offers five guest cabins, each with a queen size berth, en-suite bath with stall shower, electric fresh water flush toilet and vanity. Each guest cabin has an individual control for the A/C to ensure your comfort. There is a very spacious salon, large aft deck for lounging and alfresco dining, and a lovely top fly-bridge offering a 360 degree view of paradise and is fully covered with shade awning for clients comfort.
Onboard WiFi in USVI and BVI for email use, no streaming please.
5 spacious and well appointed staterooms each with en-suite dry bathrooms and separate stall showers. Toilets are all electric and have single press flush cycle. Headroom in cabins and saloon is just over 6’ 8”, toilet is 6’ 7” and shower stall is 6’ 11”. Cockpit has 6’ 11” of headroom. Yacht has quiet central A/C for guest comfort and each stateroom has individual A/C controls. Fly-bridge has full bimini over upper lounge area for shade.
All cabins are standard size queen.
Blue Pepper is equipped with a full medical kit, oxygen, as well as an automated external defibrillator.
They also have a child playpen 24´x33´ which fits on the floor in the guest cabins for clients with little ones. All toddlers need a child life vest which parents should purchase at their local store to ensure a proper fit before the charter, complete with a tether please.
FISHING NOTE: catch and release ONLY.
Blue Pepper Crew Profile
We present you Denise and Taylor Melton, this interesting couple married in St. John February 8th, 2017 and will be the crew responsible for your adventure aboard Sailing Yacht Blue Pepper. They will work hard to make sure your experience in the Islands will be something you will cherish forever.
Denise Melton, an award-winning chef at the Virgin Islands Yacht Show Culinary Competition, was born in Brazil where she bought her first sailboat at seventeen. Five years later she moved to Argentina and worked several years for an important family as a captain for a 60’ sailing yacht and a 70’ power yacht. She also accomplished dozens of deliveries between Buenos Aires and Rio De Janeiro. Crossing the Atlantic twice in her personal boat, her blue water experience is unrivaled. Four years ago, she moved to St. Maarten to be the Captain to an 87’ powerboat, and a year after that she decided to pursue her other passion, to become a professional chef. Now Denise has decided to join Taylor in providing the best culinary experience, aboard one of the most luxurious charter yachts available in the Virgin Islands, Blue Pepper. Her cuisine has the influence from Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Brasil. She loves the Mediterranean food and in the last few years has grown accustomed to a Caribbean flair. She specializes in personalizing any menu to a guest’s taste, and has an impressive knowledge to accommodate gluten free, dairy free, low carb, and paleo diets etc. She is fascinated with the art of presentation, a great host, and will ensure that your time spent aboard will be filled with flavor, aroma, and fresh experiences.
Taylor Melton was born in Fort Worth Texas, he is a persevering, and enthusiastic individual. When travelling with his family through Alabama when he was 14 years old, Taylor ran across a CD in a small gas station bearing a cover art of beautiful white sands, turquoise waters, and a harbor filled with sailboats of all kinds. This CD was one of Jimmy Buffett’s live albums recorded right here in the Caribbean. After listening for several days, young Taylor told his parents that he would be a Captain in the Virgin Islands one day, they laughed, but after years of hard work, here he is. Taylor worked as a bartender for several years and learned the beauty of sailing in his free time, and finally with tickets in hand, he made it to the islands to begin his life on the ocean. He worked as a mate for several boats before completing his school to become a captain. From there he went on to deliver sailing yachts from the Virgin Islands to New York and Bermuda in the open ocean. For two years he drove powerboats all around the US and British Virgin Islands, making over 500 day charters. This gave Taylor an amazing insight to every bay and unique place and his curiosity about the local culture helped him learn even more about our Virgin Island Waters. Captain Taylor has a lot of rich history he enjoys sharing with his guests. Taylor met his wife while sailing the Virgin Islands shortly after purchasing his own sailboat. Sailing Vessel Isola Bella has brought Captain Taylor a lot of personal adventure and experience in the Caribbean, and now he shares the beautiful boat as a home with his wife, Denise. In the last couple of years he has been the Captain and owner of a power cat and teamed up with his wife for several term charters. Taylor’s service in fine dining and bartending compliments Denise’s accomplishments in the galley. Together they form an invincible crew. The safety and security on board will always be the first priority of your Captain, while fun and excitement never get left in the wake.
Elizabeth is a creative and hard-working person who has always been great with people. We could describe her as someone
who actively wants to help people enjoy their experience wherever they may be. On board her job is to maintain a
perfectly clean boat, be sure that the glasses are always full and to help Denise excel in the kitchen.
Liz is Captain Taylor’s sister and has come to complete the Melton family crew. Liz and Taylor were super close when they
were kids. Taylor always used to bring his little sister for boat excursions on the lake and go for secret donut trips at 5am,
they are adventure partners for life.
After 7 years of a deep dedication for her family, her son Cade and her husband Cole agreed that mom deserved an
opportunity to grow and gain new skills on board Blue Pepper doing this wonderful work making beautiful memories in
peoples lives! Lizzy’s husband will take care of their house and their son, and Lizzy will go to work hard on Blue Pepper
making sure that even the smallest details will be perfect during your stay.
She worked as a housekeeper, sales representative and a Primrose early education teacher. All this work experience came
to complete the Blue Pepper team. Lizzy is an obsessive and organized person with professional and personal experience
with kids and an infinite patience with people. Nothing left to say but that the vibrant energy and lovely way that she does
everything will make you feel special and relaxed, as a dream vacation should be!
Blue Pepper CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Blue Pepper Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Feb 16, 2020||Feb 23, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 24, 2020||Feb 29, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 10, 2020||Mar 17, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 21, 2020||Mar 27, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 28, 2020||Apr 04, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 09, 2020||Apr 16, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 18, 2020||Apr 25, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 26, 2020||May 02, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 03, 2020||May 10, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 18, 2020||May 24, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 06, 2020||Jun 12, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 13, 2020||Jun 20, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 22, 2020||Jun 28, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 04, 2020||Jul 11, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 12, 2020||Jul 19, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 23, 2020||Jul 29, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Aug 01, 2020||Oct 22, 2020||Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Oct 23, 2020||Oct 31, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 08, 2020||Nov 15, 2020||Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 22, 2020||Nov 28, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 30, 2020||Dec 06, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 11, 2020||Dec 18, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 29, 2020||Jan 05, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 05, 2021||Mar 17, 2021||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Blue Pepper Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $31,220
High price: $36,070
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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.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Blue Pepper.
Blue Pepper Guest Reviews
Yacht: BLUE PEPPER with Taylor and Denise Melton
Charter Dates: 2019-07-09 08:00 to 2019-07-16 08:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5/5
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
The crew was awesome. I highly recommend them.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yacht was in perfect condition and the Captain kept it in immaculate condition throughout the vacation.
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
AC was great, no complaints.
4. Was the food good and well presented?
Chef prepared gourmet 5 star meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Presentation and flavor was awesome. We all gained weight! LOL
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
We enjoyed the USVI
6. Additional comments on your charter?
This is the most relaxing vacation I have ever had. The crew, Captain Taylor, Chef Denise and stew Elizabeth were awesome. They went out of their way to make sure we had a great time. BEST FOOD I HAVE EVER HAD ON A VACATION!!! Captain very attentive to making sure the vessel kept in immaculate condition the entire vacation and he too great efforts to ensure our comfort. AWESOME TEAM, HIGHLY RECOMMEND! This charter was a 10!!!
I wanted to reach out to congratulate you on the amazing crew you have, with Taylor and Denise, on your catamaran Blue Pepper. My family and I spent last week aboard and had the most amazing experience. I have done three other prior charters and none equates to last week. The catamaran is beautiful and has an excellent distribution of space to accommodate all 10 guests comfortably. On top of that, Taylor and Denise are definitely the best crew. They spent every second of the week making sure everything was perfect and they did so with great smiles at all times. Denise cooking is just amazing and she was so versatile in accommodating preferences. I would chose her cooking over any restaurant. Taylor was great about facilitating all activities onboard and on the islands and planned a perfect route for our trip. I don’t think they ever took a break from making sure the catamaran was just impeccable and everything running smoothly. The two of them together make a great team and made everyone of us feel so pampered as they took care of every single detail to make our vacation just perfect at all times.
Awesome trip, our very first Virgin Islands charter, this was excellent! Great food, drinks, and amazing service!
Steve and Cheryl
We have been doing charters in the Virgin Islands since 2012 and this has definitely been the best one ever! Taylor and Denise met our every need and want!
MarXXXXX & RandXXXXX
Thank you so much for a wonderful trip that was perfect for 1 years old, to 50! Denise and Taylor made sure that we always had the best food and drink, and ensured we had an incredibly memorable Christmas, one that we will never forget.
Scalise and William
Captain/Chef Denise Made Our Honeymoon Amazing!
My wife and I are just getting back and settled from our honeymoon with Denise on Bella Vita and I just wanted to reach out and let you know how absolutely AMAZING it was. Denise is not only an amazing Captain but she is also an insanely good chef! We could not believe the food that she was preparing for us, how good it was and all done in a small kitchen! Before my wife and I left, I realized that we were really jumping into this blind and neither of us really knew what it was going to be like but Denise blew us away and we could not have pictured it any better. We are really hoping on booking her and the boat again at some point so I sure hope you hold onto her! Thanks for the perfect trip!
Jason & Kaitland
We can´t wait to come back in October. Denise is absolutely fantastic, and we want to adopt her! Our daughter, Madeline, adored her and tears flowed as we left.
Best. Crew. Ever! Their every waking moment was spent making sure we had as perfect a vacation as it is possible to have. The strict and unusual dietary requirements of two of us were not a problem; Denise’s food was imaginative and delicious. Everything was made fresh, followed the dietary requirements, and was of 5-star restaurant caliber...