Galaxsea is your ultimate panoramic charter option! She is characterized by completely open spaces. Boasting clean cut interior design and large, luxury social areas. Providing a large tilt-and-turn door and sliding windows for a never ending grand vision on the ocean. Galaxsea promises a 5-star luxury charter yacht that is modern and eminently stylish!
Cruising Area of Galaxsea
Galaxsea offers 4 queen staterooms for guests use
Face to Face Double Inflatable Floats
Yacht offers rendezvous diving only
Galaxsea Crew Profile
MEET THE 2023/2024 CREW:
I am Luke Nienaber a born and bred South African. I was born in the interior of South Africa before moving to the coastal town of Port Elizabeth also known as the Windy City where my love for the ocean and all its wonders began.
From a young age I enjoyed using the force of wind as a form of play, from flying all sorts of kites to propelling myself on a skate board with a homemade sail. I have always been an adventurous and thrill seeking person, with a passion for meaningful social interaction and taking in all that life has to offer.
My sailing journey although starting late at the age of 19 was what put all that I enjoyed into one place. After completing my sailing Yachtmaster Offshore and many other qualifications flyby the end of 2021, I made my way to Antibes, France on the search for my first job in the yachting industry. Three weeks later through hard work and dedication, I was offered the position of sole crew member including the role of captain on a Nautitech 54ft sailing Catamaran. This is where I spent 6 months onboard sailing the entirety of the Croatian Coastline and 2 months cruising through the waterways in and around Venice, Italy.
After returning home early this year, I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to take part in the delivery of a Knysna, South Africa built 44ft catamaran from Cape Town, South Africa to Greneda at the bottom of the Caribbean chain. This took a total of 49 days on the ocean and 5833 nautical miles, a truly remarkable experience.
Now I have the pleasure of using all that I have learnt sailing as well as my exposure to many different cultures and people to give you an adventure filled experience that you will never forget.
Chef/First Mate Eddie
Your chef, Eddie, is 31 years old and is originally from Philadelphia. He grew up playing football and playing music in bands with his friends. Eddie has always been very social and is able to relate to almost anyone that he meets. He went to university to study modern music production, but then unexpectedly fell in love with cooking and decided to give the his culinary career a go. Since he was 20 years old Eddie has been cooking in fine dining atmospheres. When he was 26, he was apart of the chef team at Vernick Food & Drink, and while he worked there, their team was awarded the Best Chef James Beard award in 2017. After that, he moved to the Fort Lauderdale area where he was introduced to the Yachting industry. Soon after, Eddie began his dream job of cooking on charter catamarans in the US Virgin Islands. Eddie really values a hard work ethic and being able to work in the beautiful Caribbean islands inspires him daily. He plans to one day achieve his commercial Captain´s license and to be able to travel and work all over the world. In his free time, Eddie loves exercising, playing guitar, singing (especially karaoke!), free diving, snorkeling, spear fishing and line fishing, and making connections with everyone he meets.
Luke and Eddie look forward to welcoming you aboard Galaxsea!
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Galaxsea Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Dec 18, 2023||Dec 24, 2023||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Dec 26, 2023||Jan 02, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Jan 06, 2024||Jan 13, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Jan 25, 2024||Feb 01, 2024||Unavailable: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Feb 02, 2024||Feb 09, 2024||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Feb 11, 2024||Feb 13, 2024||Transit: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Saint Marten, West Indies|
|Feb 14, 2024||Feb 20, 2024||Booked: St Martin to St Martin|
|Feb 21, 2024||Feb 23, 2024||Transit: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Mar 09, 2024||Mar 16, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Mar 26, 2024||Apr 02, 2024||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Apr 10, 2024||Apr 18, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Apr 20, 2024||Apr 27, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|May 20, 2024||May 24, 2024||Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable|
|Jun 01, 2024||Jun 08, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Jun 30, 2024||Jul 06, 2024||Hold: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI|
|Aug 07, 2024||Oct 25, 2024||Unavailable: Saint Maarten, West Indies* to Saint Maarten, West Indies*|
Galaxsea Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $28,000
High price: $33,000
|Season||2-3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||7 Pax||8 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.
ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS
***GALAXSEA is fully permitted to sail BVI waters***
SAINT MARTIN / SAINT BARTHS RELOCATION FEE:
Relocation fee of $2,000, minimum 72 hour turn required on either side of charter dates for boat transit. Please inquire for availability.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5
GUEST PAX: 8
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.
HALF-BOARD OPTION: $100 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.
$100 discount per child.
2023 Christmas: 7-night minimum $33,000 for 2-8 guests, must finish by December 26th.
2023 NEW YEARS: Flat Rate $37,000 Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th
2024 Christmas: 7-night minimum $33,000 for 2-8 guests, must finish by December 26th.
2024 NEW YEARS: Flat Rate $37,000 Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th
48-hour turn arounds required - inquire for 24-hour turns; each 24-hour turn will incur a $400 fee when approved
ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE INCLUDES:
• Meals & Beverages onboard
• 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.
INCLUDED TOYS ONBOARD:
• Stand up paddle boards, Towable Tube
• Snorkel Gear
• SportsStuff, Noodler
• Face to Face Double Inflatable Floats
• Hammock Floats, Saddle Floats
• Fishing Gear
• Beach Games
ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Special provisioning requests (inquire for further details)
• Cancellation insurance and private insurance
• Airport transfers to/from yacht base
• Personal Expenses
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.
CONTRACT SPECIAL CONDITIONS:
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.
Galaxsea Guest Reviews
TripAdvisor - NolanHough - Sailing St Vincent & The Grenadines with iYachtClub and their amazing crew Isaac & Bri
What an incredible charter. We’ve done this before but can say this has been THE BEST charter / holiday to date. Isaac and Bri were AMAZING! They looked after us so well, went over and beyond what we would have expected in terms of food, cocktails (), attentive service and making this holiday simply unforgettable. Felt we arrived as guests and left as friends. Thanks so much guys. Two lovely people living their dream! Thanks also to iYachtClub for your fantastic boat and service!
Xander and Tay exceeded our expectations
Amazing trip! Thank you so much for all your hard work. This has been such a stressful year with covid and quarantine. We definitely needed a break from all of it. You helped us accomplish all we wanted to do - beautiful hikes, great snorkeling, wonderful beaches. Taylor, the food was delicious!! Thanks to both of you for all your hard work! Christmas Eve dinner was the best! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. it will definitely be one of our favorite Christmas memories. And of course after each great day of fabulous food and fun adventures we played playing Settlers of Catan. We are definitely going to have to return if nothing else, to try to beat Xander. Thanks for such an amazing week!! Xander and Tay exceeded our expectations everyday, Hands down best Christmas vacation ever.
We all met as strangers and left as friends
Captain Xander was the absolute best!!! Always super helpful in suggesting plans, super calm and collected amidst a few boat issues we had, and always encouraging of a good time. Not to mention he found us some awesome swim spots and amazing places to eat. We all met as strangers and left as friends. We definitely know our experience would not have been nearly as amazing if it weren’t for him. We can’t wait to request him next time!!
Accommodating and understanding
Xander´s knowledge about the boat, the sea, each island and yacht week was stellar. He was exceptionally helpful in communicating updates, recommending things to do/dinner venues and booking said venues. He was really great at reading overall energy levels of the group and matching them. Also hyping us up when needed! He was accommodating and understanding - reminding us all that it was our trip and tailoring it to us.
The perfect balance between professionalism, safety, and fun
Captain Xander was amazing. He struck the perfect balance between professionalism, safety, and fun during a seriously challenging week due to the Corona Virus situation. The whole time maintaining a positive attitude and checking in with each of us personally to still give us the best vacation possible. Personally, I was interested in learning about sailing, and Xander was more than happy to nerd out with me, which was great. Even though it was my first charter, I really can’t imagine having a better, more receptive, and friendly skipper!
Not only were the meals always different, but always fresh, always creative and so well thought out
I LOVE TAYLOR. That’s my girl!!!! Food was fire, so so good always. Not only were the meals always different, but always fresh, always creative and so well thought out. We had so many different options, everyone always had enough. We kept saying she couldn’t top one meal, and then she’d top it with the next one. If we ate a lot at breakfast, she was flexible about lunch time. She was very attentive and was quick on her feet to making use of what was available. She was super friendly, talkative, energetic, bubbly, funny, and we loved hanging with her. Especially me I got to talk to her a lot and she was awesome. Up early, working hard, on task, cleaning up, not leaving any messes, washing dishes right after meals, and always so helpful to us on setting up/coordinating dinners and hanging with us. Really feel like I made a genuine friend with her too.
The food was Michelin 3 stars
When I think of peaches I think of Taylor. Her energy and smile alone made the week that much more fun. Her food was Michelin 3 stars. She was always on point with everything, from getting our tables set up to helping us with jet skis. Taylor is an Aussie but moving to the US and I can´t wait to reunite with her in October.
The food was amazing. Taste, quantity, quality was all taken well care of.
She made us feel at home. The food was amazing. Taste, quantity, quality was all taken well care of. She always had a smile on her face which made it even more special. Thank you Taylor!
We highly recommend you as perfect hosts for any group
We challenged you to free us from quarantine and pandemic induced claustrophobic blues while also keeping us safe. You were wildly successful! Xander sailed us to beautiful hidden harbors and secluded beaches without requiring us to look at our watches or a calendar for that matter. Xander accommodated our desire to feel productive by accepting less than effective gestures of help in anchoring and mooring making us feel like contributors despite increasing his workload. Taylor´s meals were inspired, delicious, and beautiful gourmet courses. When the local restaurants shut down mid week, new onboard menus were planned and delivered without missing a beat. Not only were you competent at adjusting to unplanned curveballs, you did so in a way that made it seem like the plan all along. By the end of the trip we were calling you ´mom and dad´ despite us being twice your age. You were the coolest ´parents on the boat´ since you fed us a never-ending stream of painkillers. We highly recommend you as perfect hosts for any group looking to dip their toes in the water and adolescence, secure that you´ll keep them from drowning in either.
You both were the most wonderful captain cutie and chef beautiful. You made us forget reality and live in a fantastic fantasy, Thank you!!
The best capt and chef around
The best capt and chef around - thank you for an absolutely magical week! We loved seeing your beautiful home and adventuring around with you and one heck of a group. Feeling very grateful for a wonderful week and even more wonderful friends. We´ll be back soon - even if its only to keep beating Xander in Catan.
The food and hospitality were above and beyond
Thanks so much for an awesome week. We had so much fun getting to know each of you. You both made the experience one that we will never forget. The food and hospitality were above and beyond. Cant wait to come back! Thanks again!
We cannot thank you enough for becoming part of the group and feeling like family
Thank you for a week filled with amazing memories. From Swish to Smirnoff ices, Tito´s to turtles, swells to sensational food, and everything in between. We cannot thank you enough for becoming part of the group and feeling like family. We hope to adventure with you again - and dine on Taylor´s incredible food again!
What an amazing week!
What an amazing week! Thank you so much for all of our amazing experiences. This was truly a bucketlist trip and would not have been as wonderful without both of you. I cant wait to follow along your adventures!