Cruising Area of La Vandalay

Pref. Pick-upSt. Thomas, USVI
Other Pick-upTortola, BVI
Summer PortGrenada
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

La Vandalay Specification

Length57 Feet
Beam29.1 Feet
Draft4.6 Feet
Built2014
Refit2020
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Nude ChartersYes
HairdryerYes
Guest SmokeOutside, Sugar Scoops
Children AllowedYes
InverterYes, two
Voltages220
Water Makeryes, 220L
Water Capacity1050 L / 278 US Gal
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Generator17KW
Max Speed12 knots
Cruising Speed10 knots
Turnaround24 Hours
Engines2x110 HP Volvo´s 17KW Generator 220L/H Watermaker Ice Maker Microwave

Accommodations

Guests10
Cabins5
Crew2
Queen4
Double1
Showers5
Heads5
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
4 Guest Queen cabins and one Double cabin.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
CDsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
Crew offers theme nights.

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)12 foot
Dinghy Hp15
Snorkel GearYes
2-Man KayakYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle1
Swim PlatformsYes, 2
Boarding LadderGangway plank
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling and Casting
Fishing Rods5
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Captain Dennis offers complimentary underwater photography for his guests. Photos are provided on a flash drive for guests to take home.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Tanks20
BCs6
Regulators6
Weight Sets6
Num Divers6
Dives/Week8
Night Dives1
Dive Lights2
Diving Info
Up to 8 dives included per week for certified divers only.

If guests want night dives, they need to bring two underwater lights per diver.

Try Scuba for non-certified divers: Rendezvous Only
Dive Costs
Additional dives are $50 per dive.

La Vandalay Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainDennis Tonge
NationalityAmerican
Born1964
SpeaksEnglish, Capt. Dennis also speaks Spanish
LicenseUSCG 50 Ton Master, STCW, Padi Divemaster
Crew
CrewStephanie Tonge
NationalityAmerican
LicenseSTCW, First Aid, CPR


Captain Dennis has been drawn to the water and nature as long as he can remember. As the only boy with four sisters, his favorite childhood memories were the times they spent boating, sailing, fishing, and camping. He then raised two boys and a girl enjoying much of the same in the great outdoors. When he wasn’t tending to business he could most likely be found on one of his boats or under the water in diving gear. P.A.D.I. Dive Master Dennis has over 3800 dives under his belt! You can certainly say he loves the sport and sharing the magic below the sea! With the family grown and the ocean calling, Dennis and Stephanie liquidated their land-based treasures and headed for the Caribbean. They have since logged over 15000 miles sailing the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean.

While Dennis is a serious captain, his spirit is enormously playful. His sense of humor and friendly demeanor will make you feel like you’ve made a friend in an instant. This Master Captain has also earned his title of Grill Master and Chief omelet aficionado! Join Captain “D” as he shares those secret harbors of the Virgins on your next dream vacation!

Dennis loves to capture action shots of his guests above and below the water. He always makes sure the guests leave with a frame quality picture of a turtle, fish or sea creatures which you can treasure for years to come.

Stephanie fell in love with sailing the Virgin Islands when her parents chartered a sailboat in the B.V.I.s at age 12. In her words, “It never quits being magical” immediately after college she was hired by a cruise line as staff in the Purser’s office. Consecutive one-week cruises for a straight 8 months didn’t put a damper on her enthusiasm for the industry, she moved into marketing and even spent 2 years using her industry knowledge for the production of a travel T.V. series, Tourific Destinations on the Discovery channel. Years later when Dennis suggested he wouldn’t mind giving up a land based home for sailing, she was “All In! ”

Travel and sailing combined with Stephanie’s talents in the culinary arts have been a dream come true! Her attention to detail in the galley is unparalleled. On board guests quickly nicknamed her “Saucy Stephanie” as she has an uncanny ability to combine flavors to please the palette! She also has a wide variety of gluten free, pescatarian and vegetarian delights!

Captain D and Stephanie love to share their enthusiasm for the places and people of the Virgin Islands, and they look forward to introducing their guests to this beautiful part of the world while creating memories that will last a lifetime.


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La Vandalay Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 30, 2020Aug 05, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 10, 2020Aug 17, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 18, 2020Aug 31, 2020Transit: St Thomas USVI to Grenada, St Georges
Nov 25, 2020Nov 29, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 11, 2020Dec 18, 2020Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jan 10, 2021Jan 17, 2021Booked: St Martin to St Martin
Jul 23, 2021Jul 31, 2021Booked: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges
Nov 25, 2021Nov 29, 2021Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

La Vandalay Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $23,500

High price: $27,500


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax
2020 Summer$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000$26,500$27,000$27,500
2020/21 Winter$23,500$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000$26,500$27,000$27,500

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, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for La Vandalay.

La Vandalay Guest Reviews

Review from the crew´s previous yacht -

December 2018 -
Dear Stephanie & Dennis –

Just wanted to write you a note to tell you much we enjoyed our sailing charter with you guys! Pat and I had been looking forward to this trip for a couple of years. It took us a long time to put together a group of people that we thought would be compatible and then convince them to go with us. We were anxious about how the group would get along, and what it would be like to spend an entire week in such close quarters, with the added unknown of a captain and first mate whom we’d never met. But WOW you guys just fit right in with the group and made us all feel like we had known you for years and made us feel right at home on your lovely sailboat!

The boat itself was decorated with such charm and the furnishings had such a lovely Caribbean feel. Every picture seemed to have its own story and we could tell that the boat was decorated with love in every detail.

As the meals were served each day, I always marveled at how Stephanie was going to outdo herself at the next meal. Somehow she did it every time tho! The meals were absolutely delicious and every day brought a new spice or food combination. I am still impressed that you could prepare meals that were so delicious every single time we sat down. And they were always plated so beautifully too!

Somehow, Stephanie snuck into our cabin every day and made the bed and straightened our messes. This was always such a nice surprise! I just don’t know how you kept track of who was where all of the time so that you knew when you could take care of our cabins.

Another amazing thing was that each day we arrived at another island with Captain Dennis describing our choice for the day: Do you want to swim? Snorkel? Hike? Stay onboard and read? Go to shore for a walk on the beach? Visit the local scene of food or shopping? All of the above? Dennis also seemed to know just what we wanted and when we wanted it. The daily afternoon painkiller helped round out each day of fun and relaxation.

It was great to enjoy your sailing expertise and watch you take care of your yacht.
It was so great getting to know you guys and having you join in the fun. The fact that the two of you love your job made our vacation spectacular. You guys are the Rockstars on Steroids!!!
We sincerely miss you! Happy Holidays!

Cindy & Pat

Review from the crew´s previous yacht -

November 2018-
Dear Stephanie and Dennis!

Thanks a lot! for these amazing experiences with Good Vibrations. We loved all the great spots you showed us, the Baths, Sugar Mill,and many more. Stephanie your dishes were outstanding! And Dennis, your omelets are the BEST!
Next time we bring Horst.
Lots of love, Lydia, David and Carla
P.S.
Of course we also loved Willi´s T, Soggy Dollar & Foxi´s. Now we know a real Pain Killer!

Review from the crew´s previous yacht -

November 2018-
Dear Stephanie & Dennis:
Wow! What a great trip. I think the best ever for Ava and me. As you are aware we had been on several bare boating trips in the BVI , Grenadines and Tahiti, but this trip takes all the concern or worry about sailing out of the equation. Dennis, your knowledge of the area and the boat was fantastic and eliminated all worry or concern. Which means complete relaxation. Stephanie is a very talented chef and the food was incredible. You guys simply waited on us hand and foot and we could have not felt more pampered. I really had forgotten about the beauty of the water and you put us in the best spots for snorkeling, the best bars, and sites. Also, amazing staterooms, very comfortable and cool. We cannot thank you enough for an incredible trip!!!
Best Wishes for a happy and prosperous holiday season and New Year.
Lynn

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