Esperanza II Description
There are plenty of ways to relax on the deck of Esperanza II. In the protected aft cockpit, in the front cockpit seating area, on the foredeck or in the spacious lounge area on the flybridge.
It has a large and open cockpit with perfect all-round visibility. The flybridge can be easily accessed from two sides - beautiful area to watch the gorgeous sunsets.
The salon is on 2 levels with an expansive seating area that provides beautiful panoramic views. The interior is comfortably designed with 4 spacious queen guest cabins each with an ensuite bathroom and walk around beds. The aft cabins are flooded with light, ensured by the large portholes and the beautiful panoramic windows.
Cruising Area of Esperanza II
the crew takes the two interior (+2) mid-ship cabins allowing for 4 ensuite cabins for the guests.
Surfing available upon request. Board rentals at client expense.
Reef safe sunscreen and toiletries offered on board.
Esperanza II Crew Profile
Captain Stephen Powell grew up sailing in Newport Beach, California. ´My brother and I would spend the summer sailing in Newport Harbor, like a modern version of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. My entire family were lifeguards, sailors, scuba divers, pilots, and general Bon Vivants´, he said.
After graduating from the University of Southern California, Stephen traveled down to South Africa, to race and deliver sailboats, where he earned his Yachtmaster Ocean certification. Capt. Stephen has sailed in all of the great oceans of the world and has logged in excess of 40,000 miles offshore, including 2 trans Atlantic and Indian Ocean crossings.
He holds a USCG 100 ton Master license and is also a PADI Divemaster and a private pilot. In 2017 he purchased his very own 41´ sloop in Palma de Mallorca, which he sailed across the Atlantic, through the Caribbean, and up the east coast of the USA. As a result of his extensive travels, Capt. Stephen speaks fluent Spanish and can generally get by in a couple other languages as well. He will keep you entertained with tales of the high seas and even teach you a few sailing knots if you so choose.
Chef and First Mate Celia, who goes by the nickname “CC”, was born and raised most of her life near the ocean in Southern California. It wasn´t until 2015 that CC gave up her corporate career as a Meeting & Event Planner and started traveling the world spending three of those months sailing across the South Pacific on a Lagoon 450. Traveling brought CC to earning her PADI Dive Instructor certification which then led her into the superyacht and luxury liveaboard industry where she worked in a variety of roles - one of them more recently being a chef cooking for 25 guests and crew combined in the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos.
After nearly 5 years working in the yachting industry, she´s now able to combine her passion for the ocean and focus on her creativity skills preparing modern fare cuisine. When CC is not on charter, you´ll likely find her traversing through mountains and enjoying the culinary delights of the country she´s in or continuing her education working toward her sommelier certification and yoga teacher training.
We´re pleased to have Celia onboard with her shared passion for the ocean and enthusiasm for food.
Esperanza II CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Esperanza II Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jul 03, 2022||Jul 06, 2022||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 10, 2022||Jul 15, 2022||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Aug 03, 2022||Oct 31, 2022||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 10, 2022||Nov 15, 2022||Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 20, 2022||Nov 27, 2022||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 02, 2022||Dec 11, 2022||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jan 28, 2023||Feb 04, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 05, 2023||Mar 12, 2023||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 10, 2023||May 14, 2023||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Esperanza II Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $23,000
High price: $28,000
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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.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Esperanza II.
Esperanza II Guest Reviews
A Trip of a Lifetime!
Not sure a more memorable, fun, delicious & sun filled charter would be possible.
Each day a unique experience- from the turtles and rays to our snorkel trip in waterlemon key, to every eloquent meal CC treated us to, and all the sprites Captain Stephen poured, we had the most wonderful trip. Thank you for your hospitality and enjoyable companionship. This was for sure the BEST 50th birthday a girl could ask for. THANK YOU
Awesome trip in every way!
Thank you for the most amazing trip EVER! loved every second and can´t wait to do it again. So many amazing sails, meals, snorkel trips, storytelling, Disaranno pouring and all the desserts!
Thank you Stephen and CC for all you did aboard Esperanza to make it the most memorable week!
It was just perfection! Food and EVERYTHING was just so delicious and amazing!
What a fantastic four days in the U.S.V.I ! A huge thank you to Stephen and C.C. for taking such good care of us. Stephen knew all the good spots to see rays, turtles, fish and an unexpected live band performance on the back of a boat- so fun!
My favorite was the beautiful beaches! C.C. prepared the most amazing food- best chef ever!
We survived four days with two adults and five teenagers and are already planning out next trip with Stephen and C.C.! Sad to leave this beautiful place.
What a great week. Food and fun was over the top!
on our week long adventure celebrating the life of our dear friend, we felt every ripple of his spirit egging us on to adventure and mischief! He was with us in rainbows, spotted eagle rays, sea turtles and nearly every fish on the card. Not to mention, dice games and shots, wrestling not the lily pad and rum punches in hand on the beach reminiscing on the good times.
BLOWN AWAY by every single meal chef CiCi and all of Captain Stephen´s stories.
Heaven on earth.
See you guys next year!
Trip of a lifetime!
Thank you so much Captain Stephen for making our first overnight trip aboard a catamaran unforgettable! And to Chef CiCi for a group who are foodies- you left us very impressed with your culinary skills!
The Esperanza is a beautiful yacht and we were honored to have spent 3 wonderful days at sea.
We could not have asked for a kinder crew. You both are so kind, thoughtful and caring.
Thank you for the incredible, wonderful memories- we will never forget this trip of a life time!
An experience that far exceeded anything we could have possibly imagined or hoped for!
Some of the most special highlights include Stephens extensive and super interesting knowledge of all that is USVI, CC´s incredibly delicious and camera ready food, our times seeking and swimming with sea turtles, enjoying some of the prettiest sunsets we have ever seen and stargazing.
We feel incredibly fortunate to have experienced such a unique vacation!
We´ve had amazing adventures together as 3 couples but this has got to be the best!
Our 20th anniversary celebration was incredible thanks to Captain Stephen and Chef CeCe. We´ve had amazing adventures together as 3 couples but this has got the be the best. Thank you Stephen for showing us the most beautiful spots.The hike, paddle boarding and snorkeling was all fantastic! Wow- Watermelon Cay!
CeCe we all want to take you home with us. You have spoiled us at every single meal. You Truly are talented.
Most Relaxing Vacation
Many thanks to captain Stephen and Celia for being so kind and patient with us through the entire charter. This was the most relaxing vacation we have ever been on . Chef CC´s food was out of this world!
Where To Start?
Where to Start? First, I want to thank both captain Stephen and cherf CC for the fabulous time. I loved visiting all the different places around the islands.
the food on and off the boat was incredible! The sites were amazing! Thank you both for one of the best vacations we could have had. Keep up the great work
Every Was A New Best Day
This was such an amazing experience.
Captain and CC were the best and accomodated every need/want we had. Every day turned into the new best day. We cannot thank you enough.
Everything was truly wonderful
Thank you Captain Stephen and CC for a wonderful week on the water.
We really appreciated your expertise in skippering and the culinary arts.
We sadly leave the USVI with beautiful memories of the sky, the water, and the ´island vibes´
After months of planning and working around COVID to surprise my husband, we boarded Esperanza II for 6 days of glorious relaxation.
Captain Stephen and CC took care of our every need. We haven´t eaten so well in a very long time. thank you guys for a memorable gift for my hubbie!!
A Great pause From Life!
Our time on the Esperanza II was fantastically relaxing. We are now sadly going back to negative degree weather. This week was a great pause from life.
Thanks to you, Stephen and CC!
Underwater Treasures and Turquoise Blue Waters!
What a wonderful and relaxing way to sail in the USVI.
Thank you captain Stephen for the smooth and safe sailing and for every site you chose for us, full of underwater treasures and turquoise blue waters.
Thank you CC for your wonderful and artful cuisine.
Can´t wait to be back again!
Epic Charter Through the USVI!
Epic charter through the USVI! Captain Steve plotted our course through 7 islands in 7 days including New Years Eve 2021. The highlights of this trip included snorkeling with the turtles in Maho, sunset at Windmill Bar, paddleboarding in Magen´s Bay, shopping in Love City, sailing to Lovango and chilling in Secret Harbor.
All of these stops had the cool island vibe and gracious hosts.
Stephen and CiCi were simply amazing. They managed the six of us with patience and grace.
The food was so tasty and I can´t get over how much time CiCi spends repairing all of our meals and presenting them so artistically. She was able to manage the different tastes and dietary preferences and delighting everyone.
Thank you so much for delivering an epic charter.
Thank you Capt Stephen and CC
Thank you both for a wonderful adventure here in the USVI. The trip was so enjoyable! Many beautiful coves you shared with us for wonderful snorkeling.
Thank you for a very nice and most enjoyable week.
Stephen and CC have been marvelous. Stephen is a great captain and took care of our needs and desires and CC is a wonderful chef and all meals were fabulous.
They both wear so many hats and do all of their jobs exceptionally well.
Awesome Service and The Best Food!
I´d like to start this note by saying thank you to our captain and chef (Stephen and CC)
Awesome service and some of the best food I´ve ever been served. I would recommend the twice baked lobster to everyone.
So we are leaving with a few more sayings than when we came.
´Going to be a little bumpy, going to get a little wet, going to have a lot of fun´
The treat of seeing the sunsets, sunrises, tropical fish, the occasional cold beer is a privilege that we´ll never take for granted.
Here´s to the success of the Esperanza II, Stephen and CC as the years pass.
Thank you for an incredible week. St. Barths is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
Captain Stephen and Chef CC - you are a fantastic duo! Your thoughtful attention to detail from A to Z has left us wanting more!
We look forward to seeing you again and wish you both the best
I´m truly speechless about this most memorable trip. Beautiful location, delicious food, great company - what more can we ask for :)
Thank you captain Stephen for making us feel so welcome. CC, your are truly and angel and a phenomenal chef. I am a crazy foodie and she fulfilled all-my wildest culinary desires!! i will be craving CC´s delicious cuisine the second I step off the boat.
Incredible Sights, Food and Drinks
The past 6 days have been quite amazing for this wolfpack 5 family!
We could not have asked for better hosts. Stephen and CC you made the trip. Thank you so much for showing us incredible sights, food and drink. We have memories for a lifetime. As we depart today it´s not a goodbye - but see ya soon.
True Fun In The Sun
What an amazing unique adventure doing something we have never done in a place we have never been.... now that´s what we call living life!
Gathered together the 9 of us celebrated 2 of our friends birthdays.
Stephen was the host with the most! Snorkeling with ´tortugas´, seeing tarpon at night the size of sharks, LOL, having wrestling matches on the lilypad and not taking a regular shower for almost a week, was just what our friend-souls desired.
True fun in the sun!!
A Trip of a Lifetime!
Not sure a more memorable, fun, delicious & sun filled charter would be possible.
Each day a unique experience- from the turtles and rays to our snorkel trip in waterlemon key, to every eloquent meal CC treated us to, and all the sprites Captain Stephen poured, we had the most wonderful trip.