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

Pref. Pick-upYacht Haven Grande, STT
Other Pick-upRed Hook, STT
Summer PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


TP in HeadsNo
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
4+2 cabins
the crew takes the two interior (+2) mid-ship cabins allowing for 4 ensuite cabins for the guests.


Length50 Feet
Beam26.7 Feet
Draft4.7 Feet
A/C NightYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeTransom steps
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age8-water safe
Water MakerYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Cruising Speed8 Knots
Turnaround48 Hours
Engines2x80HP Yanmar
WiFI available in the BVI

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12ft AB
Dinghy Hp30 Yamaha
Dinghy Pax8
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup PaddleYes
Kite Boarding Details
E-Foiling may be arranged by the crew for the guests. If guests are interested in Kiteboarding, the crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding Ladder2
Beach GamesYes
Other Toys
Captain is not a certified sailing instructor but is happy to teach guests the basics of sailing.

Floating mat
2 Stand-Up Paddle boards
2 Fishing rods and tackle
Selection of snorkeling gear for all guests

Surfing available upon request. Board rentals at client expense
Deep Sea Fishing excursions may be arranged by crew for guests - no fishing onboard.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Diving Info
Yacht offers rendezvous diving.

All certified divers are required to present their certification cards and inform the crew if any rental equipment will need to be arranged. If guests are interested in trying scuba diving, the crew will arrange a Discover Scuba Diving.

The crew will build this into the itinerary and make the necessary arrangements.

Rendezvous diving average costs with equipment
1 Tank Dive - $100
2 Tank Dive - $140
Night Dive - $150
Discover Scuba Diving - $160


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
We use organic/locally grown produce when available. We provide guests with reef friendly sunscreen and bath products/toiletries. We provide filtered water to limit single use plastics. We provide re-usable water/beverage tumblers to limit plastic/disposable cup use. We use marine/reef friendly dish soap and cleaning products for the interior and exterior of the yacht.\ We use re-usable grocery bags. We are affiliated with ´Sailors for the Sea´ - Keeping our Waters Blue by Boating Green! Our crew are guided by this organization in reducing our footprint. We support ´Sailors for the Sea´ initiatives. We provide information to our guests on the best practices for ´Traveling Green´ Inspiring our guests on the importance of the preservation of our oceans and the beautiful islands in which we vacation. Maximize the use of sail power, to minimize engine emissions. We have a separate battery bank for the A/C (this means the generator does not have to run at night)

Esperanza II Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainFrancois Meyer
NationalitySouth African
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster Offshore, STCW,
Chef/MateEden Baker
NationalitySouth African

CAPTAIN: Francois Meyer
CHEF: Eden Baker

Life for Francois started out on the sunny east coast of South Africa. Living in Richards Bay with the
ocean on his doorstep and a fishing rod in his hand, it quickly became a way of life.
Soon thereafter his family decided to trade the beach for the ´bush´ and moved to a small town in
the south-west of Kenya called Magadi where he spent the rest of his childhood growing up in the wilderness.
After school he decided to try his luck as a professional rugby player. Unfortunately an injury ended his
short career and it was time to move on. Thankfully the ocean had never stopped calling and soon he was
back with a passion that only grew.
He gained his experience as a deckhand on Superyachts in the Mediterranean initially, and then as both a chef and a captain on charter Cats in the Caribbean, and Atlantic crossings.
Francois is extremely excited to get back to the Caribbean to meet new people, hearing their stories and creating lifelong memories for guests.

Meet Chef Eden Baker from beautiful South Africa, whose yachting journey embarked in 2020. She effortlessly transitioned from super yachts to sailing catamarans, delighting guests as the sole chef for the past 3 years.
Eden´s passion for safety and culinary excellence truly shines. Her meticulous attention to detail and unwavering dedication to guest satisfaction ensure that each dining experience is not just special but truly extraordinary. In the galley, she crafts meals that are not only delicious and healthy but also visually stunning, adding a unique flair with local ingredients. Beyond her culinary expertise, Chef Eden brings warmth and charm on board, creating a welcoming atmosphere. Inspired by her South African roots, she infuses global flavors into her creations. With 3,5 years in the industry, Eden possesses a keen eye for detail, able to design menus around any dietary requirements or local ingredients available around the charter location. For fun, Chef Eden loves exploring new restaurants, snorkeling, trying out new recipes, getting creative in the kitchen & reading. In the yachting world, Chef Eden Baker stands out, turning every meal into a masterpiece and every bite into a delightful adventure!

Francois and Eden are looking forward to making sure you have a truly unforgettable vacation with them on Esperanza II.

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Esperanza II Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 27, 2024Aug 03, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 08, 2024Oct 29, 2024Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 05, 2024Nov 11, 2024Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 28, 2024Jan 04, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 10, 2025Mar 15, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 18, 2025Mar 25, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 05, 2025Apr 12, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 13, 2025Apr 23, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 26, 2025May 03, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Esperanza II Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $23,000
(normal rate)
High price: $26,000
(normal rate)

Esperanza II Special Offer!
Discount: 20%!
Offer: Esperanza II is offering a 20% discounts for charters run through August 8, 2024. No additional discounts apply.
Old price: $23,000 - $26,000 / week
New price: $18,400 - $20,800 / week (Save: $4,600 - $5,200 / week)
Minimum nights: 6
Travel before: Aug/08/2024

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2024 Summer$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000
2024/25 Winter$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000
2025 Summer$23,000$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000

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.


Yacht is able to charter in the BVI
St. Thomas pick-up and drop-off.

BVI Cruising Fees are included


LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: 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.

SLEEP ABOARD: 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.

TURN AROUNDS: 48-hour turns are standard

HALF-BOARD OPTION: $150 discount per person
Includes; 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.

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

XMAS: Flat rate $28,000. Must end no later than Dec 27th.
NEW YEARS: Flat rate $31,000. Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th.

$200 discount per child under aged 12 up to a max of 3 children.

Esperanza II Guest Reviews

Amazing Views and Experiences

Four couples set sail on a wonderful trip to the BVI´s with Francois and Eden
Our food was 5 star quality and the boat was fantastic.
Captain Francois and chef Eden took very good care of us and we saw and experienced amazing views and experiences during our trip.
This is a second time for us to do this trip.

***** Star Quality

Eight of us had the time of their life with Eden and Francois on our recent 6 day trip as we were celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.
Eden´s food was 5 star quality!
Each day was different from the day before. Snorkeling was excellent and we even got in a hike or two. The coves we spent the night in were beautiful and quiet with unbelievable water colors.
We were very well taken care of by Eden and Francois and both of them were extremely flexible if we wanted to change our plans.
Thanks for a great trip.

Booking Our Next BVI Trip

Every meal was truly awesome and Eden really catered to my disdain of seafood.

Jage fitted right into our merry crew and joined in our antics. We learned new words and shaged our asses off!! The DRINK OF THE DAY always packed a punch.

We all sit here looking for tissues on our last morning and planning our next BVI trip!!
Until then fairwinds

Excellent Trip

Excellent trip!
This is our second time sailing the BVI´s and by far the best.
Having a chef just made the trip more enjoyable.
Jage knows these waters and took us to new places!

5th BVI Charter - Best Experience

This was our 5th BVI trip and by far the best experience!
Great captain who catered to all our needs. He knew his boat well! We saw new sights we had never seen before - just blew us away!!!
First time on charter with a chef. Eden was an outstanding addition. Beautiful person who´s presentations were awesome.

Thanks for a great time!

Your Love For Sailing and The Sea Is So Evident!

Jage, this has been a bucket list trip for all of us, which has greatly exceeded our expectations! From the beginning, we thoroughly enjoyed our adventure to the abandoned cottage. The shipwreck and snorkeling was amazing. We appreciate your sailing lessons and allowing us to handle the equipment.

We would also like to thank the amazing chef, Eden, for fantastic meals and desserts. We loved having the opportunity to feel like guests and not have true boat responsibilities as we normally would.

The wakeboarding and tubing in the rain at Guana Island was epic.

Your stories and the knowledge you shared about the islands helped us learn and experience so much in a short time. We are especially grateful that you and Eden joined us at Saba Rock. It was great to get to know you both a little better.

The celebration that you both planned for the birthdays in the group was fantastic. The love that you have for sailing and the sea is so evident, and it has been a privilege to be part of your story this week. And you are a part of ours! Thank you to you and Eden for giving us so many fantastic memories to last a lifetime!

Amazing Voyage

Captain Jage´s ever present smile and positive attitude kept us on course everyday. Could not have asked for a better captain and chef. They made everyone feel comfortable at all times.
Jage was a great leader and host.
The crew made sure everything was always ship shape and clean on a daily basis and often entertained us with the history and interesting points of the BVI. I will never forget my 70th birthday on board Esperanza II. They made it special, of course along with my great friends on our amazing voyage.

Exceeded our expectations on every level.

New Friends!

New friends!!
Thank you for the trip of a lifetime. Your professional, accommodating and friendly personalities cannot be matched.
You both spoiled us and took great care of us. Just remember

Treated Like Royalty

We had an exceptional adventure on Experanza II. We looked forward to this trip for almost 10 months and can tell you we had the time of our lives. A trip we will never forget.

Our days were filled with beautiful sights and the crew shared all the history of the USVI and BVI which we greatly enjoyed. The yacht itself was awesome. Sailing with full sails a highlight.

We were treated like royalty!

Compliments to the chef. Our meals were great and always served with flare.
Could not have asked for a more enjoyable trip.

This Was An Unforgettable Trip

Wow! What a week. This has been the BEST vacation ever! Captain J and Chef E are both amazing. Jage truly made this an unforgettable trip. His knowledge of the islands, picking the perfect spots, making sure we all were safe and comfortable at all times. He helped me come out of my shell and being comfortable doing new things. The meals and snacks were delicious and served with a beautiful presentation! We loved that they both catered to our needs, interacted with us and made this an unforgettable trip.
Thank you both and we hope to see you guys again.

Forever Grateful

As the birthday girl, I could not imagine a better adventure than the one with this crew took us on.
They customized our trip to make everything we wanted to do Willy T´s, lobster dinner and beach dancing, snorkeling, massages and a tour of Virgin Gorda, just to name a few.
They made us feel like family. We are forever grateful for the opportunity to sail with them and experience ´all the things´.

Better Than Ever Imagined!

Bucket list trip for a 60th birthday. We were very excited about this adventure but the experience has been better than we ever imagined. The hospitality and experiences that Jage extended to make sure we had the best time, made this trip exceptional. His skillful navigation, care of the vessel and charming and fun personality made the most fun and safe voyage. We loved not having to think about cooking and the delicious meals prepared all week long by our chef. She was also so very kind. We all loved that they both joined in our favorite game of Mexican Train.

Many thanks to both for the amazing snorkeling and just overall being responsible for us. Best time ever

We Are So Lucky

We´re on our last day of an 11 day charter and it has been a wonderful voyage!

The recurrent remarks of everyone on board ´ we are so lucky´.

Captain piloted us around the USVI and BVIs hitting all the highlights as well as some less frequented and beautiful beaches. Chef had a great menu selection and all the meals were delicious as well as beautifully presented. We had a couple of special celebrations during our cruise and the home made cakes were great!!!

I can´t imagine a more knowledgeable and professional, as well as friendly, crew who were always attentive to our wishes. It´s been a wonderful 11 days that will be remembered for a long time.

It´s Great To Be Us

Our recurrent theme was ´IT´S GREAT TO BE US´
Jage was an awesome captain, safety first, fixer of all, dinghy driver extraordinaire and overall good guy. Our breakfast, lunch and dinner by Erika was outstanding, creative, delicious and beautiful. She has a kind spirit besides and A-1 chef.

Thank you both for making our voyage so special and unforgettable.

A True Sailing Vacation

The 8 of us have wanted to do this trip for a long time. So nice to be together with great friends. Our crew were the best, the attention to detail was unbelievable. We really enjoyed exploring so many quiet beaches. I really was thrilled that Capt. sailed most of the time, instead of motoring, it was a true sailing vacation. We are all competent sailors but it was so nice to have a captain that was on top of every aspect of the voyage. Chef´s cooking was fabulous with fantastic presentations. Overall the best vacation ever.

Smiles To Our Faces Forever

Where do we begin.....from the first day at St. Thomas it has been an absolute joyful experience. It was so great to meet Captain Jage - quite the sailor and a gentleman. Erika - First mate/chef was fabulous treating us with exquisite delights from different parts of the world. Captain Jage navigated us through the US/BVI into all the main islands - the best bays and cays! Beauty abounds. During this voyage we celebrated our 49th Anniversary and the subsequent day my ´48´ birthday - haha. Jage and Erika celebrated with us with special food, drinks and gifts.

This vacation has been so memorable with our special friends who we have sailed with to many parts of the world. We are so grateful for every moment we have shared with our friends and Captain Jage and First Mate Erika. Thank you for an amazing vacation with so many experiences that will bring smiles to our faces forever. Wishing you all the very best today and always.

Unforgettable Trip

We had a great time exploring the BVI´s with Jage and crew. We loved the quietness and seclusion when mooring at Great Dog and then had fun at Saba Rock, Soggy Dollar and Foxy´s and will always remember Erin´s tattoo at Willy T´s :)
Thank you for an unforgettable trip. We hope to see you back in the islands again somemtime.

The BEST Time!

Captain Jage and Chef Erika went above and beyond to make sure Birthday dreams came true. Thank you for the water sports, site seeing, sand-castle building and DELICIOUS food. We had the BEST time!

With Heartfelt Thanks

Jage and Erika
Thank you both so much for everything you did to make our family vacation so wonderful and unforgettable. We truly appreciate the attention to detail, customization, and care you put into all that you did for us. You are an exceptional team.

Meals and snacks were a true highlight. Everyone looked forward to seeing what would come next, and enjoyed the mix of local and international flavors. Erika did a remarkable jog catering to our diverse tastes and dietary preferences.

Jage, you ensured a seamless and safe voyage, allowing us to relax and fully immerse ourselves in the beautiful scenery we were touring. Thank you also for helping customize our itinerary and for showing us some hidden gems in the BVI´s.
Thank you both for your professionalism, hospitality and unwavering commitment to making our charter so special. We left Esperanza feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and grateful for the memories. We all had such a good time, we are already talking about coming back and doing it all again.
With heartfelt thanks

Beyond Fantastic!

Our week with you on Esperanza was beyond fantastic! The best part of our trip was how well we were taken care of and how easy you made our decisions about how we wanted to spend our time here in the BVI´s. We feel like royalty after all of the delicious gourmet meals CC consistently delivered each day. Our every need and want was met and exceeded and the bonus was that we enjoyed the crews´ company more than words can express. All of this experienced in absolute paradise. This will definitely be one of our favorite vacations and has set the bar high for future trips

Took My Breathe Away

Captain Stephen, CC and Charli
We will not forget this week. When I first stepped on the boat it took my breath away. I felt like family from the get go. Chefs preparing our meals was the icing on the cake. Every site we visited had its beauty to offer us. We trly had a dream come true vacation. Lots of love, light and gratitude.

Great Family Vacation

Thank you for our great family sailing vacation! Sorry CC you had to put up with all our food item restrictions after the fact but your meals were excellent!! Stephen the places we visited and spent the nights were so beautiful! Thank you.

Perfect Vacations!

Thank you fo an absolutely perfect vacation. You made us feel at home and we loved getting to see all the things at each beautiful spot. The food was fab and we enjoyed your company and stories. The girls loved this trip and we made so many great memories!
Hope to be back someday.

Amazing Places To Visit

Thank you for such an amazing adventure! You both have given our families memories that will last a lifetime. Words cannot express our gratitude. Everything was perfect from the yacht to the food, to the many amazing places we got to visit.
You are both amazing hosts.
So much love from Orange County, CA


Yacht Name: Esperanza II

Yacht & Crew
Please answer the following questions pertaining to the yacht you chartered and the crew.

Rating of Yacht & Crew: 5/5

Was the yacht comfortable and clean?

Was the yacht well ventilated?

Was the crew friendly and accommodating?

Was the food good and well presented?

Additional comments about the yacht and crew?
Stephen and CC were great hosts and perfect sailors. Stephen set us up for three days of diving and one day of diving off the boat with extra tanks. Food was out of this world good!

Did you like the area you chartered in?
Yes, USVI and BVI were perfect.


Your overall star rating:

Was this your first charter yacht experience?

How did you enjoy your cruising vacation?
Yes! Very nice boat. Captain was knowledgeable and got us to the best places at the right time to secure a great spot. Also, the food was fantastic! CC was awesome.

How is the yacht? Is she clean and well-maintained? Were your cabins comfortable? Was the cockpit comfortable? Was there enough shade?
Yacht was in great shape! Cabins were nice and cool at night. Seating was comfortable and laid out well. Shade was good and weather was pleasant

Did you use all the water toys? If you were diving, how did you like the area?
We used most of the toys and enjoyed the snorkeling. Visited great spots!

Where your meals excellent and fresh? Spiced with variety and beautifully presented? Did the menus meet your expectations? Did your Chef and Crew pay close attention to your Preference Sheets?
Meals were fantastic! CC´s cooking was spot on and everyone had their favorite meal at least once. It was well presented and tasted great. Really could have done with smaller portions but the kids managed to wolf it all down without any problems.

How would you describe your Captain and crew? Were they Courteous? Helpful? Friendly? Attentive? Knowledgeable?
Both Captain Stephen and Chef CC were the best! Knowledgable, friendly and extremely helpful to meet our needs. One couldn´t ask for a better grouping.

Was it easy to get to your yachts destination?
Yes (USVI pickup and drop off)

How do you feel now after your vacation?
Completely relaxed and refreshed!

How did you find the pace and the itinerary of your vacation?
Perfect! got to move at our pace, yet managed to get in a wide range of islands.

This Trip Was Unforgettable!

Many memories were made on Esperanza II that will last a lifetime. Thank you to Chef CC with her food that exceeded our expectations in every way! Thank you Captain Stephen for not only your knowledge of the sea but your knowledge and stories of any given topic we discussed.
A few of our favorites were diving the scuttled Willy T, walking and swimming The Baths, the Rum bar, scooters and dancing at Potters to name a few.
The best part not only spending time with old friends and making new ones but ere our fund quotes of the trip.....

Overall this trip was unforgettable.

We had an amazing crew and know that we are secretly the best guests of the season :)
Thank you for the memories to last a lifetime!

The Food - OMG!!!

Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience! Every day was an adventure. The kids absolutely loved snorkeling and diving. You took us to amazing spots. Our bad weather day was a success due to your quick thinking.
The food - OMG ! So much and all so GOOD! The surf and turf was a fan favorite and so were the yummy lunch pastas and wraps. Every meal was creative and cooked perfectly! I´ve never sen my kids each so much :)

We truly appreciate your kindness and hospitality and wish you both the very best in the future!

Experience of a lifetime!

Going on a charter for the first time is a lot like going to you first day if school. Excitement is mixed with anxiety. Stephen and CC could not have been more warm and welcoming. Each of them did an exceptional job at putting us at ease, anticipating our every need and being so patient with our decisions that sometimes changed like the winds, as our journey through the USVI and BVI comes close, we will take home experience of a lifetime as well as two new close family friends Stephen, thank you for being our guide and great orator.
CC, you have set a new standard by which all other culinary experiences will be judged.
We are so grateful for you both, thank you, thank you, thank you.

A bucket list trip!

From the moment we we stepped on the boat we knew it would be an amazing trip. We enjoyed Stephen´s knowledge of the islands and hit many of the ´hot spots´. Cece´s food was amazing! She quickly picked up on our picky teenagers preferences and catered to that. There were many unplanned events on our trip but you guys adjusted with grace. Thank you for a relaxing slowdown which our family needed very much!

So many sea turtles!

a 40th Birthday celebration and what a celebration it was! Every meal and location was. top notch- wach with different experiences, memories and wildlife. Captain´s knowledge of the islands is bar none and we are all still baffled at how Cece just started cooking a few years ago! Salt pond was our groups favorite place to stay (So many turtles) and we are still debating our favorite meal. Oh and Lime Out is a must!!
Thank you to Captain Stephen and Chef CeCe for the most incredible and relaxing vacation. We are happy to have entertained you with our music, jokes and antics, and feel so special that we have been your favorite group!

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!
Absolutely awesome!
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

Beautiful Memories

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´

Memorable Gift

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.

Beautiful Coves

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.

Enjoyable Week

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.

Incredible Week

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

Wow! Speechless!

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.