Cruising Area of Deep Blue
Deep Blue Specification
Deep Blue Crew Profile
Captain Dick Stuart and Chef/Steward Kim Richards combine their love for each other, love of sailing, and commitment to exceptional hospitality to guarantee guests wonderful memories aboard DEEP BLUE. They are passionate about the experience they deliver, cultivating a feeling of adventure and joy, that is sure to last far beyond your time in their care.
Dick Stuart, Captain:
Captain Dick Stuart, a mechanical engineer by training, enjoyed a successful career in construction sales management. He started his sailing career at the early age of 10 in an El Toro on Lafayette Reservoir in Northern California. Growing up, much of his time was spent sailing on San Francisco Bay and extensively bareboat chartering throughout the Caribbean. Captain Dick, in preparation for what he thought was a “retirement dream plan” continued to hone his sailing skills over the years.
He holds a 100 TON MASTERS WITH SAILING ENDORSEMENT, an FCC Marine Radio Operators Certification and a Dive Master Certification. Captain Dick has an excellent reputation as “the troubleshooting ninja”, and uses his knowledge of mechanical systems to anticipate all the “what ifs.”
Safety is Captain Dick’s priority for his guests, but FUN is his second! An adventure seeker and water lover, he moved to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico in 2017 and loves sailing the beautiful aquamarine waters and island hopping.
Captain Dick welcomes all guests with his famous Captain’s Cocktails nightly! He is an avid Cribbage player and will challenge the best!
Kim Richards, chef and steward:
A former ER and Critical Care RN, Kim’s love for sailing began in 2012, the first time she set foot on a catamaran in the BVI. She has been “hooked” ever since! After completed sailing classes in Colorado and California, Kim captained several catamarans in Mexico and the Caribbean. She delights in creating the ultimate self-care venue for guests and sharing the magical experience of sailing the beautiful Caribbean waters!
An avid traveler, Kim has a great sense of adventure. Her adventures have taken her bungee jumping in New Zealand, skiing in the European Alps, fly fishing in Montana and Utah, volunteering as a nurse in Ethiopia and Uganda, hiking in Patagonia and Class V white water rafting in Colorado. A fitness and yoga instructor for over 30 years, she lives an active lifestyle in whatever location she may be.
Kim exudes a tranquility to the guests that is based on her lifelong practice of yoga and meditation, allowing everyone the opportunity to absorb the soothing nature of the sea. Come along as she paddle boards to the shore for a yoga on the beach session!
An accomplished business owner, speaker and author, she understands the ultimate importance of customer service and has a keen eye for personal detail. Kim is extremely passionate about food and hospitality, ensuring every delicious meal is prepared according to guest preference. From her attention to detail to her carefully crafted meals and cocktails, Kim ensures your vacation experience far exceeds your expectations!
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Deep Blue Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Nov 11, 2023||Dec 24, 2023||Unavailable: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Saint Maarten, West Indies*|
|Jan 06, 2024||Jan 13, 2024||Booked: Saint Maarten, West Indies* to Saint Maarten, West Indies*|
|Jan 26, 2024||Feb 02, 2024||Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI|
|Apr 20, 2024||Apr 27, 2024||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 23, 2024||May 30, 2024||Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI|
Deep Blue Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $28,000
High price: $34,000
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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, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS
Minimum charter length: 4 nights
FOR LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS:
For 6 nights, divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.
Christmas week - Up to 8 guests $40,000
New Years week - Up to 8 guests $42,000. New Year´s charters must start 12/28 or later.
Standard Caribbean Terms, all-inclusive.
HALF BOARD MEAL PLAN OPTION : SUBTRACT $150 per person from weekly rate : Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners. Requires all other meals on shore at client expense.
LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN OPTION : SUBTRACT $75 per person from weekly rate : Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner at client expense.
The rates include:
• Private Yacht & Service of the crew (captain, chef/first mate)
• Insurance for the yacht and the passengers (civil liability)
• Accommodation in 4 private air-conditioned cabins with ensuite bathroom
• Bedding, towels and beach towels
• Full board: breakfast, lunch, and dinner including soft drinks, beer, wine and cocktails
• Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel, and water)
• Water sports on board: snorkeling gear, kayak, fishing rod, underwater scooters, SCUBA, SUP
• Mooring fees, cruising taxes, clearance and customs fees, park fees
The rates do not include:
• Cancellation Insurance and private insurance
• Premium beverage requests
• Harbour and Dockage fees
• Transfer airport - base - airport
• Personal expenses
• Gratuity - suggested is 15-20% of total charter fee.
Summer Base Port: Tortola, BVI
Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Winter Base Port: Tortola, BVI
Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Caribbean Leewards, Caribbean Windwards
Deep Blue Guest Reviews
Fan Mail for Capt Dick and Chef/Mate Kim
Some random, handwritten fan mail for Dick Stuart and Kim Richards.
More fan mail for Dick and Kim
More past guests´ fan mail for Capt. Dick and Chef/Mate Kim.
Even more praise for Dick and Kim
Yet another batch of past guests´ fan mail for Capt. Dick and Chef/Mate Kim.
Still more fan mail for Dick and Kim
Yes, there´s more, charter guests just can´t get enough of Deep BLue´s Dick and Kim.
We had a wonderful time on your boat and are grateful to have our family experience such an intimate beautiful vacation. Our trip would not have been nearly as enjoyable without Christina’s amazing personality, caring acts, delicious cooking, and Adrien’s way of keeping us safe, being always available, and pleasant. They are truly an asset and we were grateful for both of them. We felt they were part of our family the entire trip and will miss them.
Thank you again.
Above and Beyond
Thank you Christina and Adrien! Trip of a lifetime from the amazing food to the awesome sights! We will never forget our time with you. Anne and Dan
Aye! Aye! Aye!
Amazing time - At the end of the week - You and Adrien made everyone feel like we´re all old friends. I really appreciate all the above and beyond you´ve done for us to make this such a special week. We hope to be back sooner rather than later.
Bill and Ann
We Had a Ball
Thank you for an amazing week! The food was incredible! We all had a ball! Thank you for taking such great care of us.
The Dickeys, The Allens and The Thoms
Amazing beautiful time with amazing and beautiful people. So grateful for Adrien and beautiful Christina. Wonderful memories made to be brought up for years to come. All my love to Deep Blue. - Ryan
So grateful for Adrien and wonderful Christina. You both have made this trip and this boat the most wonderful idea. We´re so grateful to have you both. This time and these people. To many more adventures. - Jordan
Absolutely fantastic time here on Deep Blue with Adrien and Christina. Delicious food and a great, fun time. Adrien, Merci de nous garde en securite et de votre patience, en particuier avec Jan. Much love and thank you so much.
Wonderful vacation in Paradise! The Deep Blue was an amazing experience! Christina is a great Chef and Adrien is focused on safe travels. Thanks for everything!
Amazing Trip 2-25-23
Thank you Christina and Adrien for an amazing trip. It truly was a trip of a lifetime and the two of you made it extra special. From the beginning it was like we were one big family. XOXO M & M
What a fabulous trip! The scenery and locations were wonderful, the food and drink were delicious and the people on the boat were the best part of the trip, including Christina and Adrien! You were so thoughtful, professional and just mad this entire trip so memorable and pleasant! XOXO Cindy & Jamie
Such a great trip! Thank you Christina and Adrien for a fabulous experience! We really loved the Virgin Gorda day! The food was fantastic and displayed beautifully! Thank you for a trip of a lifetime. Love and Hugs, T and R
Thank you Adrien and Christina! The trip was amazing in every way and you two made it so special. We love you and will miss you! Jamie & Tim
The BVI is beautiful and we had the most amazing time with great friends! Adrien and Christina fit right in with our crew. The food and experience is one we will never forget. Everything was 5 Star!! We are forever spoiled and will always want to spend our vacations like this. Thank you for everything. - Curtis and Jamie
This was the most amazing trip ever! Not only was this place beautiful it was topped off by the best captain and 1st mate/chef. The only amazing meals were the ones prepared on the boat! This trip was the best all the way from planning everything for us to taking care of us from Day 1. - Marty, Alicia and Peg
This was a trip of a lifetime! Thanks so much for taking care of us with the food and through the islands! They were beautiful and we can´t wait to schedule our next trip. Thanks so much!! - Shannon and Jon
To say this trip was amazing is an understatement! Visiting the beautiful islands on a beautiful boat has been an incredible experience! Having said that, this experience would not have been near as enjoyable had we not had the team of Adrien and Christina hosting our trip. Adrien is very knowledgeable as a captain of this boat and Christina was not only the most incredible cook and hostess, the fact that she was so knowledgeable of the islands and transportation was a HUGE relief! - Chris and Dawn
What an epic week! Thank you both for working so hard to make sure we never had to lift a finger. The food was amazing, the drinks were always flowing and Adrien´s constantly saying ´Nice´ always made us feel athletic and coordinated! :) Thank you for the beautiful week. It was one for the books!! Love, Derek and Kellie
Thank you so much for an incredible week. We all enjoyed Christina and Adrien so much. Perfect itinerary, great meals, wonderful service and a beautiful boat. We are leaving with so many great memories. Thank you for everything. Dave and Tory
Christina and Adrien - We love you both. Although a challenge to understand Adrien better than 50% of the time! Christina ALWAYS brought it with the EPIC snacks and meals. Such a professional, top notch service from two of the BEST! Thank you for an incredible week! Matt and Julie
Thank you Christina and Adrien for making our BVI Deep Blue vacation so amazing and memorable! The charter, food and islands were truly perfect. We had the best time with friends making more memories with lots of laughs! Thank you both for making it relaxing, easy and carefree! AJ and Kate
Dear Christina and Adrien,
We cannot thank you enough for an unforgettable week. Christina, every meal left us speechless and stuffed with amazing food. Between the smoothies, charcuterie boards and scrumptious desserts, it will be hard re-adjusting back at home. I think collectively we have each gained a few pounds but it was well worth it. Merci Beaucoup Adrien, our voyage couldn´t have been any smoother. Thank you for being there whenever we needed a ride on the dinghy, and for helping us around the ship whenver we needed it.
Thanks for a memorable week of food and fun. The rope swing was an amazing idea and I loved your banter Adrien. Christina, I have never been so full. Thanks for an amazing week. The food has actually been so good I don´t know how I´m going to survive at home. Thank you for the amazing experience. It will not be the same without you.
Nathan, Luke, Jeanne, Gabe, Karen
December 28th to January 4th 2023- Holiday Charter
The crew was amazing and some of the best food was prepared. Memories made with friends bringing in the New Year was so much fun. Dancing and eating lobster at the reef, then fished off of it at Sids in Anegada. I would sail with this crew anytime. Thank you for the best start to 2023! – Fonda
What an awesome way to spend Christmas and New Years Eve with great friends. Fantastic crew. Awesome food. Thanks so much. – Carlo
We all had an amazing trip. The crew is fantastic and very attentive to the wishes of the guest. The food was fantastic and served in perfect proportion. I look forward to my next trip with Adrien and Christina. – Susan
This was truly a trip of a lifetime. Thank you all for the fabulous food and the experience overall. Enjoyed every second. - Maggie
First trip on the Deep Blue
I have never sailed before.
For the first time in my life I was in heaven for a week!
The warm breezes of the Caribbean, the teal blue water, the beautiful sunsets and snorkeling were only a mere mention compared to the amazing attention we received from Adrien our captain and our chef Christina.
From the safety to the gourmet meals, this team surpassed even my wildest expectations. I have never felt so cared in all of our travels.
The presentation of the food was incredible. Every detail was attended to and we had to beg to stop feeding us so much. But that’s not what was most incredible. Christina Merianos hit every meal out of the ball park with flavor, wine parings and selections that only added to our enjoyment each and every day. Her commitment to service was continually present every single day and she didn’t skip a beat. By the time we left we felt like family… no we were family.
Adrien as a captain was equally amazing. His attention to the positions of the boat and our personal safety was held in the highest esteem every single day. It was over the top fun to sail sitting on the trampoline!
Adrien was flexible and yet instructive on where we stayed and how we experienced each over night. Not once was I concerned over any issue being my first sail trip.
He watched over us at every turn, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and getting into that bouncy dingy!
If we sail again, which I hope we can, I can only pray we get this amazing team each time.
With great appreciation;
Kristin and Bob
A wonderful trip
We had a wonderful trip on Deep Blue for our family spring break trip.
Christina was instrumental in ensuring everything went smoothly, from pre-trip with meal and itinerary planning, through the trip in its entirety. She ensured we had everything we needed.
She was so great with our kids. Our meals were amazing, both parent and kid approved !
I highly recommend Deep Blue and their crew!
Adrien is an amazing captain. He will drop anything he is doing to help you. He goes above + beyond to make sure you´re having a great time. Boat was incredible, great layout + accommodation
What can I say?
So much! This was my first time on a catamaran yacht. It was one of my most enjoyable lifetime experience! Adrien is personable, professional who kept us safe and served all of us in many ways - captaining the yacht, instructing on operation systems on the boat, ferrying us in the dinghy and teaching me some sailing ! I feel like Adrien is a friend and made the luxurious cruise on a fantastic yacht an over he top experience! Thank you!
Such a great time on board! Great crew, great service, great food, great yacht, and great location. A wonderful experience and a very relaxing time, see you soon!
Thank you so much for an amazing week. Service excellent, the food very, very good. Your smiling faces and flexibility have been appreciated. We hope to see you soon again!
Thank you very much for this superb cruise in Sardinia. Super service and food. And of course, a great captain.
Incredible food (especially gluten free). Amazing activities and lots of places to see, fantastic kindness and unbelievable service, always with a smile. Thank you for everything! And yes, see you soon!
The boat is amazing. The food was wonderful. Everything was perfect. Such a great trip, thanks for the good vibes and all the attention. Best team.
Thank you for this wonderful experience! The night trips, the amazing food, the fishing sessions, all the little attentions. The best crew I have ever seen. One thing is for sure, we will be back!