Destiny III Description
DESTINY III is a Leopard 46 luxury sailing catamaran designed for blue-water cruising. This performance cat will get you where you want to go in a hurry. Built in South Africa by Robertson and Caine, she was designed by Gino Morelli and Pete Melvin to cruise in comfort.
The 25’ beam on DESTINY III creates voluminous interior space. In the main saloon, the large banquette table with U-shaped seating comfortably accommodates the entire charter party for snacks, meals and board games. Open the large sliding doors from the salon to the cockpit to create one vast, social space.
A hardtop that extends out over the cockpit from the saloon offers protective, cooling shade. This is where guests enjoy dining al fresco at the large table with seating for eight, cool sea breezes and panoramic views. This is also a favorite spot for shade-lovers to relax with a beverage while underway. For sun worshippers, nothing beats riding up front on the huge trampoline.
DESTINY III accommodates six guests in three queen-berth cabins. Each cabin is en suite, with separate shower stall and electric toilet. Cabins are air conditioned and opening hatches and portholes provide good ventilation.
DESTINY III is an excellent option for couples, friends and families who want to experience the Bahamas. Go sailing, swimming snorkeling, diving and exploring. Let the professional crew on DESTINY III share the best of the best of this island paradise. Launch a cruise to remember!
Cruising Area of Destiny III
We can accommodate up to 6 guests for overnight charters and up to 12 guests for day sails. starboard side.
The layout includes one single and four queen-sized cabins with en suite heads; each with separate shower stalls and electric toilets. One cabin is reserved for the captain.
All cabins, as well as the main saloon, are fully air conditioned.
With a 25ft. beam, Destiny III has a large and comfortable cockpit.
Queen Fwd starboard 80” X 58”
Lg. Queen aft port 80” X 67”
Queen Fwd port 80” X 58”
Single Fwd port 80” X 30”
Cabin Headroom 6’6”
Salon Headroom 6’8”
6 Flotation Noodles
For fishing, Destiny III offers both offshore fishing rods and reels, also spinning rods and reels with various lures. Can do offshore trolling for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo while sailing from island to island. Also, reef fishing when moving or and fishing off the boat when at anchor.
Solar for charging Destiny III has charcoal filtered Reverse Osmosis water of high quality. Destiny III supports eco-friendly ´green´ and plastic-free options by avoiding use of single-use plastic bottles wherever possible.
Destiny III Crew Profile
Meet your Crew: Captain Seth Chase and Marissa Darrow
Seth comes from a fast-paced life in NYC but found a new beginning on the waters of the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. He did deliveries on a variety of catamarans, snorkeling, and has spent quite a bit of time sailing in the Bahamas on Destiny lll with Captain Dave Calvert. Captain Seth has been running sunset sailing charters in the Florida Keys, and eventually took up parasailing as captain, with Marissa as one of his first mates for the past few years.
Marissa grew up in Islamorada, of the Florida Keys, snorkeling, fishing, and boating her whole life, she has cultivated a passion for nature and living off the sea. Every day now for the last couple of years, they have lived seeking adventure, exploring, and capturing memories for all. From morning snorkeling, to fishing, to breath-taking sunsets and amazing eats throughout, you and yours will never forget your trip with these two!
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Destiny III Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Nov 22, 2023||Dec 12, 2023||Unavailable: Bahamas - George Town to Bahamas - George Town|
|Dec 22, 2023||Dec 22, 2023||Booked: Bahamas - George Town to Bahamas - George Town|
|Dec 26, 2023||Dec 30, 2023||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Eleuthera|
|Feb 13, 2024||Feb 13, 2024||Booked: Bahamas - George Town to Bahamas - George Town|
|Feb 14, 2024||Feb 19, 2024||Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*|
|Mar 01, 2024||Mar 02, 2024||Booked: Cat Island, Bahamas to Cat Island, Bahamas|
|Mar 10, 2024||Mar 16, 2024||Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*|
|Mar 23, 2024||Mar 30, 2024||Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*|
|Apr 30, 2024||May 02, 2024||Booked: Cat Island, Bahamas to Cat Island, Bahamas|
|Jun 01, 2024||Jun 08, 2024||Booked: Bahamas - George Town to Staniel Cay|
Destiny III Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $14,000
High price: $17,500
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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
MCA Compliant: MCA Compliant
Rates are All Inclusive
Taxes, re-location fees, cruising permits and licenses may be extra. Please verify with clearing house.
Cruising Permit: Paid by Boat Licenses: Paid by Boat
Additional Rate Details:
Sales tax for Keys (Monroe county) of 7.5% for charters in this area apply.
Please add a 4% sales tax plus the 10% VAT to the charter rate for all Bahamas charters
Christmas Week: $18,150
New Year´s Week: $18,975
Nonstop direct flights to GGT George Town, Great Exuma from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Toronto.
Summer Base Port: Key Largo, Florida
Summer Operating Area: Bahamas, USA - Florida East Coast
Winter Base Port: Cat Island or Georgetown Bahamas
Winter Operating Area: Bahamas, USA - Florida East Coast
Based in Winter Season Georgetown, Exumas Bahamas or Cat Island. November to June
Based Key Largo August through October 1
Delivery fees apply:
Georgetown to Staniel Cay or vice versa - $800
Staniel to Nassau or vice versa - $1000 each way (75 miles) (Nassau Yacht Haven Marina)
Cat Island to Staniel Cay or vice versa - $600 (60 miles)
Inquire for Keys repositioning
Here are some options to fly in and out of Cat Island if desired:
Watermaker (Makers Air) now fly direct to Cat Island from Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Silver Airways was to schedule direct flights to Cat island, from Ft Lauderdale, starting May.
Other options are to book an RT to Nassau and take a connection to Cat Island on either Sky Bahamas or Western Air (2 flights a day each) and return from Cat to Nassau or from Long Island to Nassau
For clients who may wish to scuba dive, an example itinerary would include South Cat Island, Conception Island, Rum Cay, North Long island, and back to Cat Island. There would be scuba diving opportunities at the start and finish on Cat Island as there is a Dive Resort on Cat Island, and also on Long Island in the middle of the week.
NOTE - Charters out of Cat Island means the first passage would be in Blue waters for a minimum of 22 miles. (The distance to Conception Island from South Cat Island, normally about 3 hours.)
Destiny III will run trips in all parts of the Bahamas including a great 7 or 8 day minimum from Cat island, or George Town, to Ragged Island. The yacht can also start and finish in Crooked and Acklins Islands, as well as the Abacos.
Destiny III Guest Reviews
May, 2023 in the Bahamas
Graham, Liz and I had an amazing time!! We were all correct, losing the captain and getting Dave and Trish Calvert was definitely a blessing. Captain Dave has so much knowledge and experience not only of the Bahamas but the extraordinary accomplishments he has done as a Captain are truly remarkable. We truly enjoyed our time with them. The Bahamas have got to be the most beautiful place on earth. We both want to thank you for all your care throughout the entire process. You took amazing care of us and we appreciate your time and efforts. We will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for this type of vacation.
Thanks so much for your kind words. Last night at dinner we reviewed all the fantastic moments spent on destiny. Kids were so appreciative and said they really had a blast with you. Your humour and positive attitude, the fantastic food, the sense of adventure and the opportunity to relax were just a few of the points raised. Pipi boy and Thomiiii did not stop talking about all these wonderful moments with you two. Siobhan is a great addition to your team. She is so kind and devoted. You two make a great team. We are now trying not to compare our little hotel to the luxury of your catamaran so the wonders of the Bahamas keep on living. Soon we shall be back in the less exciting world of Nassau and Switzerland… but memories remain for ever and in German there is a saying that goes like this: in life you always meet good people twice.
See you soon and keep in touch.
´I´ve just chatted to Addie and the experience was amazing. Captain Kirk was wonderful and even taught the kids how to sail. Jeanne is a phenomenal chef, the food was divine.
They had such a great time and they will certainly be back in the future.´
Aug 7-11 2020 The Keys Once in a lifetime trip
Feedback for CA
There are so many. Everybody’s favorite memory was when Captain Dave pulled out his guitar and we did a little jam session/open mike and we did a little bit of adlibbing. Capt Dave is a phenomenal guitar player. Joe and Steve took turns making up lyrics singing in blues style about being on the Destiny three, we called it the Marathon blues. We could not stop laughing!
Best snorkeling site?
Most of the main reefs were over packed, so he took us on ones that were less packed, we went on three different trips and they just got better every single time.
They were all phenomenal, Captain Dave definitely knows where to go.
Feeding the tarpon, snorkeling and eating. Chef Steve is amazing. They both made the trip very fun and personable.
Best things about your crew?
They were very personable, but also gave you space and time with your family when needed. We had dinner aboard every night which was awesome. Dave helped us with the excursions and directed us on things that he thought would be fun for our family. The food was incredible, our first dinner was the mahi-mahi which was everyone’s favorite. They both treated us as though we were family from the beginning to the end. Dave knew so much about the different areas history and culture which was impressive.
Anything special to mention?
It was more than any of us could have ever imagined! This was by far a once in a lifetime trip. And thank you to Captain Dave and Steve for making it so memorable
November 2018 - So Much Fun!!
We have traveled by personal airplane to all the major Islands in the Bahamas and even rented power cats in the Abacos but we always wanted to go to Conception Island. It is just south of Cat Island but is only accessible by boat. Dave and Trish were great, they even let us bring our small dog along that played well with their dog Gigi. It was an unforgettable excursion into a large creek full of turtles, fish and conch in beautiful clear blue waters. Not to mention the multiple beaches, the birds, and the walks in this uninhabited natural reserve we even saw a cool fresh water well. Dave parked the boat so we could snorkel right off the back of it which we did multiple times. It’s a protected marine and land park which might be the reason I saw some of the largest fish I have ever seen in the Bahamas grouper, trigger fish, even a large black fin tuna plus a few harmless nurse sharks. We also got to snorkel another spot by dingy that had some of the largest and most colorful coral fans I have ever seen. Dave is an expert sailer and sail-maker of beautiful carbon fiber sails and has intriguing stories to tell. I must have asked a thousand questions about sailing and he really enjoyed explaining it all. He will even let you help out as much as you like. Sailing a power at was way cool. Trish his wife is fun and entertaining . The boat was super roomy and very clean. The meals were great. If you have a chance it is a trip of a lifetime
Family trip in Bahamas 25-29 October 2018
What a wonderful time we had with you aboard Destiny II. It was planned as a research trip but turned into so much more - a fabulous vacation that allowed us all to reconnect as a family. It is clear that you worked super hard before the charter to pull everything together, which is greatly appreciated. Thank-you for doing such a great job of showing us the Islands, we really packed so much in during the five days with multiple stops per day, (but still plenty of beach time) - thank-you Matthew for your endless patience with all my questions. You clearly have a great depth of knowledge of the Bahamas.
You were both so kind with the children and gracious in your hospitality. And although I understand provisioning is difficult in the Exumas (and you didn’t have much notice for our trip) every meal was delicious and the menu was well planned. The beach bonfire on the last night topped it all off - the kids have not stopped talking about the ‘Smores’ - what a lovely finish to the trip.
Dear Jennica & Matthew, From the sailing and snorkelling, to the exploring and wonderful meals, you thought of everything. We loved getting to know both of you. You made our vacation truly magical! Thank You so much for everything! – XO, Valerie, Greg, Katie and Blake
A Peak Experience!
Captain Matthew and Chef Jennica are amazing hosts! My husband and I felt so welcomed and all our needs and wants were anticipated by our hosts. We were so comfortable and well fed! Chef Jennica really knows how to put out a lovely melt-in-your-mouth meal! All in all we had a fabulous time on beautiful yacht with wonderful hosts in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet, Exuma Bahamas. Highly recommended!!! – Taj
I have to tell you this was an awesome trip!!! The boat is spectacular, clean and luxurious, with all the added modern needs, like your own ensuite ,wifi and surround sound, while cruising in the Bahamas. The fresh food was delicious and healthy. The Vitamix makes great pina colada and juices too! Thank You!! Jennica and Matthew for being such great hosts, that made us feel safe and relaxed on such a great big Ocean Adventure! If you have never been on a boat in the Caribbean then you should try it!
Far Exceeded Our Expectations!
Dear Captain Matt and Jennica, Thank you for an amazing stay aboard. We fell in love with Exuma Islands during our stay, many thanks to you for showing us the treasures and gorgeous secrets these islands hold. The adventures and togetherness our families experienced far exceeded our expectations. Thank you for keeping our families safe during our travels. Jennica, your cooking is spectacular! All six of us ranging from ages 8 to 52 loved your creations you created from scratch. You spoiled us and we loved it! We will surely miss your lasagna, as well as the two of you! We hope to sail with you again!
– Sincerely, Holly and family