Escapade Description

Enjoy the warm breezes of the BVI and USVI, and the sunny seaside retreat onboard Escapade. Your adventure on this new Bali 5.4 provides an elegantly appointed and tranquil setting with all the creature comforts of home. The new ´Open Space´ design affords panoramic views from every viewing level whether it be the flybridge, foredeck or while dining in the main cockpit. The Crew, Andre and Jana welcome you aboard ESCAPADE, for an unforgettable adventure. Escapade offers 4 queen cabins and a twin cabin, to where the crew are more than happy to relocate should the fourth queen be requested, all cabins have en-suite facilities and full air conditioning. Escapade sports a highly functional hydraulic swim platform which is great for lounging on in the water or to use as your own personal beach club, along with ample snorkeling gear, fishing gear, a tube, wakeboard and woodfired grill. Escapade offers the perfect getaway, be it upbeat or lazy sailing, this Escapade is for you.

Cruising Area of Escapade

Pref. Pick-upUSVI / BVI
Other Pick-upLeewards/Windwards/VI´s
Summer PortGrenadines / Windward
Winter PortUSVI / BVI / SXM
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Wash Basins6
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
1 master cabin, 3 queen cabins and 1 twin cabin - all equipped with ensuite facilities for guest use.


Length55 Feet
Beam27.7 Feet
Draft4.8 Feet
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Guest SmokeOn deck only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
Water MakerYes - 40GP
Water Capacity1320 L
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed12kts
Cruising Speed8kts
EnginesYes Generator

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´
Dinghy Hp60
Dinghy Pax10
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle4
Swim PlatformsAft - Haydraulic Platform
Boarding LadderAft
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeMedium Tackle
Fishing Rods2
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Drone - DJ Mini 2

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Other Entertainment
Washing machine


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes

Escapade Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
LicenseYacht Master
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateJana

Meet the crew for season 2023/24!!


I have been working on the ocean since 2015 with vast experience gained from childhood, I have managed to fast track my career in yachting up to the point where I´m confident in my role as captain.

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean twice at the age of 19, on a sailing vessel, I fell in love with sailing and became a Yacht Master Instructor working for Atlantic Yachting Sailing School for two years. One of my students asked me to deliver his catamaran from Cape Town, South Africa to the Caribbean. Thereafter my professional yachting career started.

My hobbies include fishing, spearfishing, free diving, diving, golf, videography, traveling & exploring. I have a passion for people and creating experiences for guests that will have lasting impact after their stay. Incorporating my videography hobbies during charter, I create personalized videos of guests during their time on the yacht to send them off with memories to look back on.


I am a passionate, adaptable, easygoing chef/stewardess with a great love for exquisite service and creating stellar ambiance. A natural passion for the sea led me to pursue a career in the yachting industry.

I am accustomed to the fast-paced hospitality environment and thrive on delivering unforgettable moments uniquely tailored to each guest. Being qualified in food & beverage product development, I furthered my career by gaining experience in various industries that all led to customer satisfaction.

I thrive on decorating and perfecting spaces for guests down to the finest detail. You can be sure to find me behind the bar crafting unique cocktails and ensuring guests experience the luxury of staying on S/Y Escapade.

Escapade Calendar

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Escapade Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 03, 2023Jun 10, 2023Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Jun 11, 2023Jun 14, 2023Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Jun 15, 2023Jun 19, 2023Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Jul 01, 2023Jul 08, 2023Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Jul 09, 2023Jul 14, 2023Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Jul 16, 2023Jul 23, 2023Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Aug 14, 2023Aug 20, 2023Transit: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Grenada, St Georges
Oct 11, 2023Oct 16, 2023Transit: Grenada, St Georges to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Oct 19, 2023Oct 26, 2023Hold: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Nov 04, 2023Nov 14, 2023Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Red Hook
Nov 30, 2023Dec 07, 2023Booked: BVI - No. Sound to BVI - No. Sound
Dec 27, 2023Jan 03, 2024Booked: Saint Marten, West Indies to Saint Marten, West Indies
Jan 06, 2024Jan 13, 2024Booked: St Martin to St Barths
Jan 24, 2024Jan 31, 2024Booked: TBA to TBA
Feb 10, 2024Feb 16, 2024Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*
Mar 09, 2024Mar 16, 2024Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*

Escapade Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $26,000

High price: $29,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5-6 Pax7-8 Pax
2023 Summer$26,000$27,000$28,000$28,000$28,000
2023/24 Winter$26,000$27,000$27,000$28,000$29,000
2024 Summer$26,000$27,000$27,000$28,000$29,000

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.
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.


***ESCAPADE is fully permitted to sail BVI waters***

Relocation fee of $2,000, minimum 72 hour turn required on either side of charter dates
for boat transit. Please inquire for availability.


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.

$100 discount per person. Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at
client´s expense.

$75 discount per person. Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.

$100 discount per child.

Inquire for change of cabin configuration. Relocation of crew to alternative cabin will incur additional charge of $250 per night, to be paid prior to embarking on yacht. Please inquire for availability.

1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client´s expense. Includes boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning and early start.


10% surcharge to be applied to standard charter rates. Must end no later than Dec 26th.

7-night minimum $36,000 for 1-8 guests, must start December 28th or later.


48-hour turn arounds required - inquire for 24-hour turns

• Meals & Beverages onboard
• Fuel
• Mooring fees
• Private Yacht & Service of the crew (captain, chef/mate)
• Insurance for the yacht and the passengers (civil liability)
• Accommodation in private air-conditioned cabins each with an ensuite bathroom
and bedding, towels, and beach towels.
• Snorkel gear
• Stand Up Paddle Boards
• Floating mats
• Tube
• Underwater Camera
• Wakeboards
• Kneeboards

• BVI cruising permits, customs fees, and taxes - to be paid by the Charterer at prior to embarking on vessel.
• Special provisioning requests (inquire for further details)
• Cancellation insurance and private insurance.
• Airport transfers to/from yacht base
• Personal Expense
• Tip

It is customary to tip your crew at the end of your charter. The amount you leave is totally at your discretion and should be based on the level of service provided. The suggested gratuity is 15%-25% of the total charter fee.

Beginning May 21, 2023 for all NEW bookings the Charter Fee does include the British Virgin Islands (BVI) cruising taxes and permit, BVI National Park permits and BVI customs fees (collectively the ´BVI Fees´).
If the Yacht is NOT allowed entry into the BVI, FOR ANY REASON, during the time of charter, the charter will take place in the USVI waters.

No Captain only

Escapade Guest Reviews

The crew were great!

The crew were great! The food was fantastic and the service was second to none.
This was our first time on a charter like this and they were very good in handling us first timers.

JP and Eden are THE BEST crew to have!

JP and Eden are THE BEST crew to have! As soon as our family got on board, they immediately made us feel comfortable and at home. JP was so accommodating if we asked him to take us to certain bays. He knew the area very well and would take us to the best views, beautiful waters, and best snorkeling spots. Every day they would set up floats and rafts for us and pull out the paddle boards. JP even helped showed us how to do it! Every single meal by Eden was AMAZING. It was so nice not having to worry about what the next meal would be. Eden made every meal delicious and picture worthy! The presentation was beautiful! She was also so accommodating to my picky eater kids and made them special meals if they wanted. Drinks were always flowing and delicious! Not only did they both make my family feel so comfortable but they truly went out of their way to make us feel special. We truly felt like they were friends. We hated getting off the boat and leaving them. We will always remember that trip as our favorite! We can’t wait to book another trip and we will always make sure JP and Eden are our crew!

We lived like royalty for the week and can’t wait to do it again!

We had an amazing trip with JP and Eden. Eden is a fantastic chef and all of the meals she prepared were absolutely delicious. JP was a terrific captain/host and very attentive to ensure our entire group was having a great time. In addition to being a very capable captain, he took our kids tubing, was always available to take us to shore at a moment’s notice, and mixed up some amazing cocktails! We lived like royalty for the week and can’t wait to do it again!

Fabulous trip on ESCAPADE

My husband and I recently returned from an amazing trip to the BVI on ESCAPADE. We have chartered several catamarans in the past and this one is by far the nicest. This catamaran is brand new, absolutely beautiful, and extremely spacious. We spent nine days on this boat with 8 other people and we never once felt cramped. There are many areas to hangout together or escape for alone time. It is equipped with 4 paddle boards, an electronic swim platform and everything needed for the perfect Caribbean vacation. Also, the dinghy is large and has a fast engine which allows you to motor around with comfort and ease. The captain and chef were wonderful. Very accommodating and anxious to please. Every meal was gourmet and the chef made every attempt to wine and dine us. The captain enjoyed taking us to wonderful snorkeling spots, shuttling us to and from beaches, and assisting us whenever needed. I highly recommend ESCAPADE and we very much look forward to traveling on ESCAPADE again in the near future.

Charter on S/V Escapade

If you have not sailed on a Bali 5.4, you should, and I would absolutely choose S/V Escapade again. We have chartered numerous cats and own a Lagoon. Bali has really done something special with the way they have opened the boat up with the 5.4. We had 4 couples plus the crew onboard and you always felt like you had a place to socialize with all 12 people or find your alone time. The captain and chef on Escapade were fabulous. They made you feel like family and took super great care of us. The food was tremendous. The sailing was incredible (very awesome having a captain that actually wants you to be involved if you want). The itinerary was great, captain gave recommendations based on the weather but left it up to us. Captain steered us to super fun little hang outs that I didn´t know about in the USVI or BVI even though I thought I knew the area well. The Bali 5.4 makes the trip, it is an incredible boat. What made Escapade so special was how well the boat is kept, and the crew. The captain would routinely ask/suggest that if we wanted a happy hour swim platform he would lower the hydraulic dinghy platform and move the dinghy to the side giving a perfect play area (actually at any time of the day, but at happy hour having it just above the water line helped keep the drinks above the water line :-)). I can´t say enough good things about the chef. The main reason to crew a boat is to take away all the hard jobs, and she made putting out fabulous meals and snacks look easy (and we all know it is not). She also handled our group of extremely varied dietary requirements very well. It was a trip of a lifetime and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Our dream escape on ESCAPADE

We have enjoyed various trips to the islands, but this trip was like none other! We had four couples and the fabulous crew. I believe this SY is new and has all the creature comforts. The space on Escapade was perfect for the eight of us. If we all wanted to sit together, whether it was for meals or just playing cards at night, we could all gather around the dining table. But if you wanted some private time to sun bathe or have quiet conversation there were multiple places to take advantage of-and all with a beautiful setting. Our mornings we were greeted by the crew with our favorite coffee and discussions about where we were going to sail that day. At night, after one of the amazing multi-course meals prepared by the chef, we would lay out on the top deck and watch for shooting stars. Each meal was prepared carefully and was wonderful. The pitcher of pain killers was always welcome. We had a couple of windy days on the water, and at times a rocky boat doesn´t agree with me. The Escapade handled the waters so smoothly and I felt great the entire week. Our captain shared some great spots around the BVI´s. We snorkeled each day or explored around some of the islands. This boat has a remote control platform off the stern that we would use to get in and out of the water after snorkeling or paddle boarding, so convenient! It also holds the large dinghy when we set sail. I would say that this particular sailing yacht exceeded any of our other sailing experiences. It´s great for a group of friends or a family or two. We are already planning our next fun get away on Escapade!