Cruising Area of Floatation Therapy

Currently available for USVI only chartersInquire for more information
Pref. Pick-upAmerican Yacht Harbor
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Floatation Therapy Specification

Length45 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2019
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Num HatchYes
Guest SmokeTransom Please
Children AllowedYes
InverterYes
Voltages120V
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity250 gallons
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorOnan 13kw
Fuel Consumption2x 137 US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48 hr turn required

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Wash Basins3
Heads3
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
Accommodates 6 guests in 3 ensuite cabins

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12ft Highfield
Dinghy Hp20
Dinghy Pax6
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
2-Man KayakYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup PaddleYes
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Typetrawling, Casting
Fishing Rods2
Deep Sea FishingYes
Fishing PermitUSVI Only
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
1 2 person kayak
2 sup paddle boards

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
Resort Course$150 and would need an instructor on board
Full Course$300 and would need an instructor on board
LicenseInstructor
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Tanks8
BCs6
Regulators6
Weight Sets6
Num Divers6
Diving Info
Michael is dive instructor
Dive Costs
3 guided dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more. Certification must be completed before charter.

Extra Dives are $50 per person/per dive.

Instructor not guaranteed at the time of charter

Entertainment

Sat TvYes
Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
CDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
CamcorderYes
Other Entertainment
Stream2Sea Products Including-
Shampoo
Body Wash
Leave-In Conditioner
Body Lotion
Reef Safe 30SPF Sunscreen

Cuisine

Din-inYes
Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes

Floatation Therapy Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainMichael Plotner
NationalityUSA
Born1990
LicenseUSCG 100tn Master
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateSara Hogan
NationalityUSA
LicenseUSCG 100tn Master


Captain Michael Plotner

Qualifications
-USCG 100ton Masters
-AEC1
-AEC2
-Powerboat Level II
-PADI Dive Instructor
-STCW 95
-ENG1

Michael was born in Northwestern Pennsylvania by Lake Erie. Being around lakes and fresh water rivers fishing and boating was a big part of growing up. After attending university at Edinboro PA and getting an accounting degree his career plans took a turn when he took an interest in Maritime in San Francisco in 2015. The rest is history and his love of the ocean, care and safety of vessels, and providing the best experience to guests and friends around him to the top standards has become his main goal. Working as chief engineer on a 160´ schooner his management and engineering skills have developed to a high standard for preventative maintenance and top care of a vessels mechanical, electrical, and AV related systems. His competence on a vessel and sense of adventure will ensure you have a great experience when embarking on a new adventure.

Chef/First Mate Sara Hogan

Qualifications
-USCG 100ton Masters
-RYA Day Skipper License
-RYA Power Boat Level II
-PADI Dive Master
-STCW 95
-ENG1

Sara was born in Texas and lived her younger years in San Antonio. At 13 years old her parents decided to move onto their 41´morgan out island sailboat. She lived onboard invincible until she was 18. During those 5 years onboard, she traveled through the eastern and western Caribbean learning Spanish, surfing, sailing, and living a life on the ocean. Growing up on the ocean inspired her to pursue a career in maritime. She loves entertaining and sharing her knowledge of the water to ensure the most spectacular time for her guests and friends alike. Being the chef onboard it will be her pleasure for her to provide you the absolute best entrees and hors d´oeuvres. Sara with her sense of adventure, love for the water, and culinary skills she will ensure you to have the best experience on any vessel.


Michael and Sara first met on a 160´ sailing yacht in New York City working as crew. Michael was the engineer and Sara was hired on as a deckhand. They hit it off instantly developing a relationship both professionally and romantically. The couple worked for 2 years together sailing and exploring New York and Newport in the summer, the Caribbean, and Bermuda in the winter. After being together for 3 years now they want to share their passion for the ocean and working on sailboats to provide guests with the best experience.

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Floatation Therapy Calendar

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Floatation Therapy Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Aug 01, 2022Oct 31, 2022Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable
Nov 09, 2022Nov 16, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Nov 17, 2022Nov 23, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 12, 2022Dec 18, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 19, 2022Dec 26, 2022Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 28, 2022Jan 04, 2023Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Jan 14, 2023Jan 21, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jan 23, 2023Jan 30, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Feb 02, 2023Feb 09, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Feb 11, 2023Feb 18, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 11, 2023Mar 18, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 28, 2023Apr 04, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Apr 08, 2023Apr 15, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jun 07, 2023Jun 14, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jun 18, 2023Jun 25, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Aug 01, 2023Oct 31, 2023Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable

Floatation Therapy Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $20,000

High price: $23,500


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2022 Summer$20,000$21,000$22,000$22,750$23,500
2022/23 Winter$20,000$21,000$22,000$22,750$23,500
2023 Summer$20,000$21,000$22,000$22,750$23,500
2023/24 Winter$20,000$21,000$22,000$22,750$23,500

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.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Floatation Therapy.

Floatation Therapy Guest Reviews

March 2022 USVI Charter

We recently chartered Floatation Therapy for six nights in the US Virgin Islands and we could not have been happier on our charter. Captain Mike and Chef Sara were absolutely exceptional and we loved our time with them. From the very beginning, it was clear that they wanted to make sure that our trip met the desires of the whole group. On our pre-call, they asked great questions, were professional and had great communication and were incredibly responsive. Throughout the entire experience, they both were friendly, professional, kind, calm and just really, really good people. They listened to us and created an itinerary that was exactly what we were looking for and made sure that every experience was a positive one – from reserving moorings, reservations, finding great snorkel and dive spots, recommending great restaurants, connecting us with taxi drivers, etc. They absolutely went above and beyond in every situation. Chef Sara’s food is incredible and she made some of the best food we’ve eaten. She baked bread (sandwich bread AND the most amazing banana bread we’ve ever tasted), made homemade pizza crust, created a wonderful blueberry compote from scratch, pickled her own jalapenos and just made everything wonderful without cutting any corners. Her salmon dish and curry pork dish were two of our favorites and we seriously commented after every meal how delicious the food tasted. I also commented that the meal table always got very quiet once the food was served because we were all loving it so much. Most importantly, Mike and Sara are just good people. We loved being around them and enjoyed having them a part of our vacation. We will absolutely be rebooking with the two of them in the future!
-The Cornell Family

February 2022 USVI Charter

Mike and Sara were stellar. They anticipated our every need, and responded to every request…immediately. Mike was an amazing bartender and skilled sailor and diver and Sara a very accomplished chef and all around fun interesting travel mate. They were relaxed and welcoming and made us instantly comfortable on board They went above and beyond to make this adventure everything we had hoped.
I’d have to say it was a 10 (out of 5 stars) for us all. I wouldn’t change one aspect of our time on board!
We hope to book w Mike and Sara next February but have to get the rest of our party on board first. I will be reaching out for sure. Cannot wait!
-The Griffiths

December USVI 2021 Charter

For Mike and Sara - our amazing crew who saw to our every need, from drinks to food!! Sara’s gourmet cuisine (5 star chef) to Mike’s maritime experience with navigation anchorages and life on board in general. Mike and Sara’s incredible knowledge of sea life and boating from years of experience is difficult to match. We could not have asked for a better crew on such a well appointed and awesome boat! It was a perfect vacation. Hope to see you again for a repeat experience!
- Tricia

We know it would be a fabulous trip, but the experience surpassed our already high expectations! Sara and Mike - you are an incredible team that created and environment so calm, so perfect, so peaceful, and so satisfying! The food was divine! Snorkeling was spectacular…and the sailing was ideal… full of big winds blowing just the right way! We appreciate how you anticipated every need and offered lots of options to ensure each of us had a spectacular vacation! Thank you so much Cynthia for sharing your beautiful boat and crew! Looking forward to our next adventure together!!
- Heather and Phil

June 2021 USVI Charter

Thank you for an awesome week aboard Floatation Therapy. We had a wonderful time and you were an intricate part of this week being so special. Thank you very much, see you next voyage!´
-Veronica, Gonzalo, Clara, Juan, Hero, Maria

February 2021 USVI Charter

“The week went so fast, thanks to Sara and Mike’s planning and hospitality. We felt very safe in Captain Mike’s sailing hands and very satisfied thanks to Sara’s amazing cooking. They knew all the best coves for sun and fun at the beach. They picked great dive spots and even found a lobster on our last day to serve up for a delicious lunch. We enjoyed Mexican Dominos and shots of fireball. It was an extraordinary adventure!!” -Kelly and Rob

“What an awesome week, we had such a wonderful time on Floatation Therapy. Sara and Mike were amazing - all planning and anticipating our needs before we did. They really went beyond we couldn’t of asked for anything more. We loved the diving especially Tektite and catching a lobster on the last day. We are ready to come back next year and do it all over again!! You also made us forget about covid and all the problems of the world. Couldn’t ask for more! Sara’s meals were delicious and plated beautifully! Thanks for everything!” -Clair and Mark

February 2021 USVI Charter

´Mike,
You did a great job captaining the Floatation Therapy Yacht! Thank you for keeping us face. It was fun to have the wind behind us and raise the jib. We appreciate that you had some ideas of where to go and what to do in the USVI. Thank you for hiking with us and snorkeling with us. Thanks for the many rides on the tender boat to the beaches, snorkel spots, and to dinner, You also listened to our wants and ideas.”

“Sara,
You served us so well! You were a rock star in the galley with creative menus of healthy and delicious meals. I will never forget the stuffed bell pepper lunch the first day, the lemon garlic shrimp & zucchini noodles, crab cakes on Salemon Beach and steak and scallops over cauliflower rice! You work long hours with a sweet spirit to meet our needs and our wants. Thanks, too, for assisting Mike on the vessel and tender boat.”

-Sincerely,
Randy and Nancy

“Mike & Sara,
Thank you for a relaxing and adventurous vacation. The itinerary was an awesome way for us to experience the wonders of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The menu and presentation of delicious and healthy meals was unforgettable. Thank you for your sweet spirit and caring hearts. You served us well and we are forever grateful.

- Randy & Nancy

“Dear Mike and Sara,
This trip was something we dreamed of doing, but you exceeded our expectations. The meals and drinks were plentiful and delicious. We loved being on the water, exploring all the different islands, taking in the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of this beautiful part of the world. Thanks for creating an adventure we’ll never forget!”

-Loraine and Alf

January 2021 USVI Charters

#FLOATATIONTHERAPY The name says it all. If you are looking for a charter that creates a place of peace whether exhilarating adventures w hikes, dives/snorkeling, or serene bays and beaches basking in the sun Floatation Therapy along with its great crew is the place to be.

They had fresh unique dishes and some fabulous favorites. Cappacinios with breakfast, simple snacks after snorkeling, appetizing lunches, more snacks if you like, and of course, opulent dinner followed by decadent desserts. And always on hand a cocktail or two or three!

The crew, Mike and Sarah, helped us plan and create the experience we wanted. A getaway with no shopping, no work, low carb menu, and no stress. Beginning in Caneel Bay, snorkeling at Henley Bay (awesome), Trunk Bay - beautiful beach to bask in the sun (underwater snorkel trail interesting), Cruz Bay - off to our one dine out, Leinster Bay - hike up to Annaberg Sugar Mill (light hike, history, and butterflies among the Nokia trees), another beautiful restful visit to Caneel Bay among the sea turtles, then off to Salt Pond Bay - light hike through Salt Pond (a lesson in salt and ecology in itself) to Drunk Bay (a transition from simple beauty to splendid rock/ reef/fossil exploration) - with luscious mangroves, rolling green hills - a dramatic sea crashing among the rocks. On my next trip, I plan to hike Ram Heads Trail, which I hear is spectacular.

Thank you, Mike and Sarah, for an awesome adventure and all the therapy I could ask for. You´ll see me again!!

Delynn

December 2020 USVI Charter

“Thank you so much Mike and Sara! We all had such a wonderful and relaxing time. Sara - the food was amazing, we can’t stop talking about the chocolate lava cake. Everything was delicious. Mike- thank you for taking us diving, getting safely from spot to spot and getting water activities set up for us each day. This was a trip we’ll never forget. Thanks so much!”
-Kristen, Jacob, Ryan, Maggie, and John, from Denver CO

December 2020 USVI Charter

“Thank you Mike and Sara!! We had an amazing 10 days. Everything was wonderful - the weather, the boat, you all…. Food was incredible - Thank you Sara!! This boat is fantastic - so comfortable, clean, so many great spots to sit, sun, take in the sites. This was an upgrade from previous charters and so worth it. Can’t think of a single thing I’d change. Dives and snorkels were amazing as well. We truly appreciate your attentive care of us this week!! Five star accommodations - Thank you so very much!! We hate to leave and hope to be back.´
-Ann Marie, Savannah, and Lily Kemper and Mary Ann Burgesan

´Thank you so much for a fabulous trip. You guys were the BEST EVER!! You took such good care of us. The boat is super comfortable but you two made the trip so very pleasant. You are the best at your jobs I have ever encountered and I have chartered many charter crews!!! ❤️”
-Mary Ann

“I can’t thank you guys enough for making this trip so spectacular and relaxing. The food was all delicious, absolutely no complaints! Thank you so much for making my birthday so special ❤️ it was amazing!
-Lily Kemper

“Thank you so much for some of the most memorable and amazing dives I’ve ever been on!! I will always remember how comfortable, fun, and incredible this trip was. Thank you so much!!
-Savannah Kemper

They also sent us emails wishing merry Christmas and pictures of Savannah’s napkin folds she did for Christmas after she was “inspired´ by the ones on the boat.

November 2020 USVI Charter

Thanksgiving 2020
´What a special year! Mike and Sara were fabulous and could not have asked for a better experience. There were so amazing and there for everything. It was an unbelievable experience. We will be back! Loved every minute.´
Whit “Love´
Porter “Thanks it was awesome”
Jack “The Boat was awesome´
Morgan, Alan, Porter (13), Jack (11), Cole (9), Whit (6)

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