Cruising Area of Frenk
1 Rendezvous dive is included for each dive-certified guest (on 7 night charters please, Not combinable with other offers)
Frenk Crew Profile
Captain Gabriel Garcia
Having grown up in Alicante, a Spanish city on the Mediterranean that hosts the Volvo Ocean Race, Gabriel was always interested in sailing and the delights of the sea however when younger he focused his career on land; having a long and successful career in hospitality as well as owning and running several popular entertainment venues, ranging from jazz clubs to nightclubs and organizing large scale events and concerts. It was during this time that his passion for sailing developed and by 2003 he had completed his skipper course and changed his course of career.
His first work as captain saw him work as a private charter exclusively in the Mediterranean, from the Balearic islands to Gibraltar and then later two years in the Canary islands. One of his first solely owned boats was a 38 foot monohull which he used to cross the Atlantic in 2009 and returned to Europe the following year. This was a fantastic return voyage and one which has been repeated many times since. From 2009 Gabriel wanted to broaden his experience and has been sailing Caribbean waters doing charters. Now knowing these waters and its treasures so well, Gabriel loves to share his knowledge and combined with his professionalism, skill and personable style means a unique and unforgettably good experience.
Rene brings her loves for sailing, gourmet cooking, and photography with her every time she sets out on a new adventure in the British Virgin Islands. You´ll be amazed at the delicious creations she prepares morning, noon, and night, as well as her incredible professionalism and care for your enjoyment during your luxury yacht charter vacation
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Frenk Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Sep 30, 2021||Oct 01, 2021||Hold: Dominician Republic to Dominician Republic|
|Oct 31, 2021||Oct 31, 2021||Hold: Dominician Republic to Dominician Republic|
|Dec 27, 2021||Jan 03, 2022||Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Feb 15, 2022||Feb 18, 2022||Booked: Cruz Bay, St John, USVI* to Cruz Bay, St John, USVI*|
|May 28, 2022||Jun 04, 2022||Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*|
Frenk Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $10,900
High price: $13,700
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax|
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 Frenk.
Frenk Guest Reviews
Late July, ´21 guests aboard catamaran FRENK wrote:
Gabriel & Svetlana
Thank you so much for such an amazing unforgettable trip! We had no idea what to expect and it far exceeds anything we could have imagined. The food was unbelievable. Svetlana - You took such care in reviewing our preference sheet and making everyone´s favourites. Gabriel - We enjoyed our conversations with you and learned so much!
Trip of a lifetime! Thanks again -
Adam, Jaime, Colin and Brady
Guests aboard catamaran FRENK in mid-July, 2021, wrote:
Thank you both so much for an amazing tour of the Virgin Islands. My wife and I agree the best vacation ever and we will return. The food was awesome the vibe was so chill.
We both had a great time
Thanks so much
Guests aboard catamaran FRENK in early July wrote:
Captain and Svetlana,
Amazing! Literally words can´t describe this experience. Your kindness and never ending smiles made us feel part of your family.
The food was incredible and made us excited for each day´s culinary adventure.
Special thanks to the captain for our nightly drinks! Keep those margaritas and pina colada! ; just the way you name them - like sunshine in a cup!
The sight of the islands were incredible.
Thanks for showing us all your special spots.
It was a family vacation that can not be matched.
Thanks to both of you.
All the best,
Jeff, Stacey, Zach and Kyle
Late May, ´21, Sint Maarten guests aboard catamaran FRENK said:
Gabriel our captain was great. He was very clearly a great captain, he knew exactly where to go, and always instilled a lot of confidence in us. Even on the tender he manoeuvred the boat in such a way that we were always dry and felt safe. He was also quite personable and friendly. We enjoyed chatting with him and hearing his experiences.
Svetlana was also very personable, outgoing, and professional. She was a joy to be around and was very warm always ensuring we were comfortable and had what we needed. I was taken aback by how good the food was. I really wasn’t expecting such good food. I saw the space she had to work with and she put a lot of time and care into ensuring we had delicious meals.
The presentation was always very thoughtful and appetizing. The food was really tasty, we have been missing them since we left the boat. Dinners were our favorites, she had clever ways of improving on salads, they were always different but with inventive ingredients. The entrees were always delicious with the right amount of food. The desserts were outstanding.
She put a lot of time and effort into all her meals, and it was apparent by how good they were. They were great around my preference sheet. I don’t really enjoy seafood and my wife does and she found good ways to ensure she got fresh seafood. And I got non-seafood items to match.
There were so many comfortable places to sit and relax. I loved being on the trampoline on the bow when we were underway. Other times I enjoyed sitting in the shade at the helm where there was a nice long bench that was higher up and commanded a great view.
Sint Maarten guests aboard catamaran FRENK on May, 2021, wrote:
My dear friends,
We could not have asked for a finer boat or crew. :) You made this trip everything we hoped for and more. This will go down in my memory as my favourite trip with my father.
Thank you for the lovely meals, we ate more than we should. I don´t think I´ve ever flown home from a boat trip weighing more than when flew out. (hahaha!)
I hope you two are blessed with many more adventures and good fortune.
My father said out of the 7 times he´s been here, this was is favourite trip!
Lori Melter + Abbot family.
Early May, 2021, guests aboard catamaran FRENK in the Sint Maarten area wrote:
Gabriel and Svetlana
I had to turn on my phone just to see what day it was as I´m writing this, because for the past 7 days, all we have done is relax and hope the trip would never end!
This was the best vacation we´ve ever had, and now we are spoiled for life, so I guess we will just have to come back and do it again
Everything above the trip was amazing, from having beaches to ourselves to stargazing to drinking and chatting with you at ´Lagoonies´ on our last night.
We can´t thank you enough for the care and attentiveness as our host - and also of course the delicious meals (especially salads!)
Thank you again for everything
Ben and Bridget
PS It far exceeded all our expectations, thank you for making my 40th Bday so amazing.
USVI guests aboard catamaran FRENK wrote:
Even though we have to deal with ´Covid-19´ the trip on your boat with you and Alex was amazing. Your kindness throughout the trip made it so enjoyable for everyone.
As I mentioned before, I was a little nervous coming on the trip after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that really limits my diet. Svetlana you were so helpful and willing to make meals just for me. I really appreciate all the extra work hard you had to do for me. Plus the food was Amazing!
I don´t want to forget your friend Alex.
He Was very personable and kind to all of us. We love seating and listening his adventures.
God bless you all!
Mizo and Kelly
Capitan Gabi y Svetlana,
Sensational, Phenomenal and Delicious are three of the words that we will take with us as memories! Thank you for your kind attention to details, our daily activities and confort throughout the past week.
We pray for your continued success and safety during all your adventures. Wish you calms seas and gentle winds Sailors!
George and Maricarmen
Mid March 2020 FRENK guests wrote
Dear Gabriel & Svetlana,
This week was awesome! It was so nice and relaxing being with you on your beautiful boat in the beautiful BVIs.
Svetlana, the food was amazing! We loved every meal and felt very spoiled!
Gabriel, thank you for sailing us to the most amazing places.
We loved all the snorkelling and beautiful beaches. You are so much better than “Captain Ron” :)
It is so sad that we had to cut our vacations short. We really hope the coronavirus doesn’t affect you or your industry for long.
Thank you both so much again for the wonderful hospitality .
Cory, Sydney, Cameron, Emily, Kim, & Craig.
PS. Thanks for the Fanta
The Renner Family, aboard catamaran FRENK for New Years week 2019-2020, wrote:
Svet & Gabby:
Leading up to this vacation, We were excited, but didn’t know what to expect.
Those expectations were met and then some!
Your cooking was AMAZING,
laughter, smiles and educating us on our travel is something our family will forever cherish .
Thank you for sharing your boat, live stories and friendship! Until next time!
Your Indiana Family,
Knox, Tori, Jackson Lisa and Jim
Svet & GABRIEL,
What a way to ring 2020. Thank you so much for an amazing trip!
you two are wonderful host. We will miss you.
Svet your cooking is so incredible !!!
Thank you for sharing your boat and your entertainment.
you are both so kind and funny.
We can’t wait to sail with you again.
Best wishes to you both!
Lisa Renner + Family
Thank you both so much for a fantastic vacation.
You guys helped to make a wonderful trip full of memories.
We love you both!
The Nash family, chartering aboard catamaran FRENK for Christmas week 2019, wrote:
Svet & Gabriel,
We can’t thank you enough for welcoming us to your home.
We’ve had a lot of wonderful memories & laughs with you both. We are truly going to miss you.
Between Svet’s amazing cooking and the beautiful places you’ve shown us.. we are so grateful.
We’ve loved getting to know you and learning about your travels.
Todd can’t thank you enough,Gabriel, for your sailing insights and the 22nm sail he’ll never forget!
The scuba & snorkelling adventures were absolutely stunning.
We loved being able to drink and entertain with you both,
These are memories we’ll never forget.
Thank you again for your kindness, hospitality & adventures.
We hope to see you again soon!
Todd, Cathy, Lexi, Garret, Nash & Anthony
Late June, 2019, guests aboard catamaran FRENK with Gabriel and Svetlana wrote:
Gabriel + Svetlana -
This has a wonderful and relaxing vacation! Everything on the boat was lovely and you both looked after all the details.
We appreciate your generous hospitality- we felt like guest in your home, who are now friends!
loved the food and fun and talk of Spain. we’ll remember to never be in a hurry because that is for thieve and bad bullfighters ! :)
Beautiful sailing with beautiful people! :)
Trevor, Kristin, + Brennan from Texas.
I had so much fun, Thank you for having us
PS. From one busy “ artist” to another - I wish us both luck in keeping some art in our day all the time!
Early June, 2019, guests aboard catamaran FRENK wrote:
Svet & Gabriel -
What an absolutely amazing time we have had over the past 9 days! First, what a amazing team you are- second, as a mom of 4 children who plan all our trips, it was an absolute luxury for Capt to plan the route for us - eliminate all the guess work for me.
The destinations couldn’t be more perfect.
Third, your food is amazing! so much thought, attention to detail - love poured into each evening dish. From the bottom of my heart thank you for making this vacay an unforgettable family experience. Svet, i simply love your kind fan spirit. Love for our world. you are one amazing woman. We love you both.
Thank you for sharing your home with us !! we met us strangers but leave us friends. You both are gems, we are fortunate to share in your passion!!
Svet &Gabriel You guys really made this trip great. We love how kind & loving you guys are. Thanks for allowing us to live in your home for a couple weeks.
Thank you for teaching me how to drive a boat and talk on the radio. Thank you for taking us to all the beautiful places.
Guests aboard catamaran FRENK wrote
Dear Gabriel and Svetlana
We have nothing but words of thanks for the wonderful days we spent together !!!
You and FRENK, the dinghy and the sea are the perfect combination for a dream vacation like the ones we had.
Gabriel: thank you for your wisdom in every place of this sea.
Svet: Thanks for those extra kilos that we happily put in our tummies.
Greetings always !!
Julia and Luciano
(Queridos Gabriel y Svetlana
No tenemos mas que palabras de agradecimiento por los maravillosos dias que pasamos juntos!!!
Ustedes y FRENK, el dinguy y el mar son la combinacion perfecta para unas vacaciones soñadas como las que tuvimos.
Gabriel: gracias por tu sabiduria en cada sitio de este mar.
Svet:Gracias por esos kilos extras que con gusto metimos en nuestras panzas.
Julia y Luciano)
April, 2019, guests aboard FRENK wrote:
Dear Svetlana & Gabriel,
Thank you so much for welcoming us into your home.
We loved our short but sweet vacation with you!
Thank you for the beautiful meals Svetlana,
We are definitely taking your banana pancake recipe with us.
Julian loved all the fresh fruit and looked forward the breakfast everyday.
Thank you Gabriel for letting us drive the dinghy. I’m sure you were nervous the whole time :)
Congratulations to you both on your marriage. Hopefully you can come to SF to visit us. Brings lot of warm clothes, it’s cold! Especially in summer.
You are such wonderful people, hope to see you again.
We love FRENK!!
Sergio, Eva, Chase & Ju Ju
Guests aboard catamaran FRENK for the last week of March, 2019, wrote:
Dear Svetlana & Gabriel,
We had an awesome week aboard FRENK.
Capt Gabe did an awesome job of keeping our days full of great adventures.
Svetlana’s meals were awesome and will truly miss her cooking,
From the course Gabe set that kept all of ours preferences in mind to the awesome hospitality on the boat we have ad a great week.
Ashley, Will, ER, & TG Gray
Querido Svet & Gabby,
Gracias por una viaje fabuloso, a mi me gusta la comida delicioso y dando ver las islas de BVI, Ojalá que podamos ver en el futuro, Gracias por ayudarme con mi español y ojalá que pueda visitar España en mi futuro.
Teníamos un divertido tiempo!
Sinceramente E.R Gray.
Fan mail from March, 2019, guests on catamaran FRENK
- see the attached note:
The meals were amazing!
The sights we saw were spectacular...
The stars and smiley moon will be memories forever.
Thank you for making Dave´s 50th birthday unforgettable.
Late February, 2019, guests on catamaran FRENK wrote
What an incredible trip, your hospitality was amazing.
Thank you so much for making our first sailing trip a fantastic experience...
Early January, 2019 guests on FRENK wrote
Dear Gabriel and Svetlana,
What a trip! we had high expectation and you exceeded them. The food, the places, your tenderness and accommodation made us feel we ever sailed with friends! And therein we are friends.
We will return to your lovely boat next year for another wonderful trip.
John & Melissa
Ps. And we will tell all & our friend to come aboard.
FRENK´s guests for New Years 2018/2019 wrote
Dear Gabriel & Svetlana,
From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you for sharing FRENK and your many talents with us.
You are a fantastic team. You each have a magic touch with making sure we were all happy. The meals were over the top! Incredible!
I still cannot believe we had ice cream and homemade brownies!
The snorkelling, the swimming, relaxing, sailing seeing all the different islands was all ultra fabulous.
thank you for making this wonderful family memory for us.
We wish you love and happiness.
Sara, Abigail, John, jack, Ellen.
Guests aboard FRENK in late July, 2018, wrote:
Gabriel and Svetlana-
Thank you for the wonderful week on the FRENK! We made so many fabulous family memories.
-The beautiful sites
-The wonderful meals
-The fun happy hours stops
-The games and card filled evenings.
- LEARNING ALL ABOUT usvi/BVI
You spoiled us all week long
Thank you! Thank you !
Hope to see you again soon :)
Chris, Jen, Jackson, Ty and Elay
Guests aboard catamaran FRENK in early July, 2018, wrote
Gabriel and Svetlana,
Thank you so much for sharing FRENK with us this past week, We feel so lucky to have never planned anything more than a few hours in advance, and to never have more than “two choices”, and always end up in the most other worldly places, doing the most fun, relaxing things. Being able to remake ourselves from the decision process and 100% relax was such a luxury.
We all spend so much time together home in San Francisco, but you created an environment in this week where the four of us could all be kids together - enjoying incredible food, playing games, and exploring a new place.
That is something we never get in San Francisco and gave us such special memories to take back with us. Aside from the boat and food and amazing activities, we can’t leave out the fact that the two of you as human being are so wonderful, and simply spending time learning your stories soaking up your life philosophies (“why not?” and “ you can live many lives” will stay with us for a long time) made the week unforgettable .
We weren’t kidding when we said we would follow you wherever you take the FRENK , so please keep in touch so we can reunite on some other ocean! And please know that you have friends in San Francisco who would love to see you ( and maybe see some live music with you) if you ever make it out to California!
With so much love and gratitude,
Grace, Danny, Deanna, and Jason
A June, 2018, family aboard catamaran FRENK wrote:
Svet and Gabriel,
Thanks for making a dream come true. We spent almost a year planning this trip so that everything goes perfect and that´s how it came out.
We choose well and that makes us very happy!
You should say the good vibes with all of us that even move you to your childhood with board games! Jo!
Maica and Nico (parents)
Thank you for playing with us at the table games, the delicious food stucco (it made me think I was a queen.) Hopefully I can go back to the boat 1 or 2..etc ... times more
I´m going to miss you a lot and thank you for everything.
PS Thanks for teaching me Russian (for Svet) SPASIBA !! !LOL!
Emma Lederer (9 years old)
Thanks for everything, I had a lot of fun, I´m going to miss you a lot
Lucia Lederer (5 years old)
And in Spanish:
Svet y Gabriel,
Gracias por hacer un sueño realidad. Estuvimos casi un año planificando este viaje para que todo salga perfecto y así salió.
Elegimos bien y eso nos pone muy contentos!
Demas esta decir la buena onda con todos nosotros que inclusive te trasladamos a tu infancia con juegos de mesa !Jo!
Se nota el cariño con el que hacen cada cosa, con mucha generosidad y amor
De mas esta decir la calidad de la comida (y la cocinera, claro!) Que hacen una excelente combinación con con la seguridad que brinda Gabriel en su labor !!!Gracias!!!
Maica y Nico (padres)
Gracias por jugar con nosotros a los juegos de mesa, la comida estuco riquísima (me hacia pensar que era una reina0. Ojala pueda volver al; barco 1 o 2..etc… veces mas
Los voy a estrañar mucho y gracias por todo.
PD Gracias por enseñarme ruso( para Svet) SPASIBA!! !Jaja!
Emma Lederer (9 años)
Gracias por todo, me divertí mucho los voy a estrañar mucho
Lucia Lederer (5 años)
Catamaran FRENK charter guests that rescheduled after hurricane Irma wrote:
Gabby and Swetlana,
You two were so hospitable, we didn’t want to leave! Your catamaran was homey and filled with love, your attention to us and our needs/request was five star, and the food was some of the best food we´ve ever eaten!
We have certainly made lifelong friends and are very anxious for our next trip with you. Please keep in touch. We will send you a link to our online photo album.
Thank you so much for everything this past week! We will never forget this experience with you both.
Catlyn,Megan & Chuck
PS. Thank you for teaching me how to successfully grab balls, tie to the cleats, and be your dinghy captain!
March, 2018, guests on catamaran FRENK wrote:
Dear Gabriel & Svetlana,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful life and boat with us.
This was our first cat trip and won’t be our last! Can’t wait to see you both again in Miami or on our next charter on FRENK !
You are both so hospitable and made our vacation absolutely perfect!
Times brings opportunities of joy and laughter. We found all of that more on the FRENK. We had no expectation of how wonderful this would is be.
All the love of friendship and camaraderie from the both of us.
Jessica and Chris
March, 2018 guests aboard catamaran FRENK said:
Gabriel & Svetlana,
Thanks for an incredible vacation and helping us to realize the sailing trip we´ve dreamed of for so many years!! You chose the perfect destinations and charted an amazing course that made the trip perfect in every way. Thanks for being so friendly, accommodating and sharing your home with us! I hope one day we can continue our adventures in the Greek Islands :)
Best wishes and safe travels! With much gratitude -
The Basch Family
PS: I can´t say enough positive things about our trip and you both made it one of the best vacations ever!! Thank you!!!