Cruising Area of Liquid Zen

Pref. Pick-upUSVI, Red Hook
Other Pick-upUSVI
Summer PortVirgin Islands
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter PortVirgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Liquid Zen Specification

Length52 Feet
Beam28 Feet
Draft5 Feet
Built2022
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
HairdryerYes
Children AllowedYes
InverterInverter System
Water Capacityunlimited
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed12
Cruising Speed8
Fuel Consumption3 US Gall/Hr
Turnaround48hr.
EnginesYANMAR 80HP ONAN 21.5KW
Communications
Wifi is available in USVI waters and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds in the USA.

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Twin1
Showers5
Wash Basins5
Heads5
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
5 Cabin Version:
3 Queen Staterooms and bunk available for guests.
Crew takes queen stateroom

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14´
Dinghy Hp40hp
Dinghy Pax8
Snorkel GearYes
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man Kayak1
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding Ladderaft scoop
Beach GamesYes
Fishing Rods2
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Bocce ball set
Lily Floating Pad
Noodles
Sub- wing
Kanjam
Ladder Golf

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Tanks8
BCs6
Regulators6
Weight Sets6
Num Divers8
Dives/Week6
Dive Lights2
Diving Info
Scuba Pro Go Fins
Navigator Mask & Semi Dry Snorkel
Tank Rails & Racks
Dive FlagsScuba Pro BCD Level
Scuba Pro MK2/R095 Regulators
Scuba Pro R095 Octos
Scuba Pro 2 gauge consoles
Soft Weights
Wrist Compasses
Tank Boots
Dive Costs
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.

Additional dives $25 per dive per person.

Online course required before charter commences.

DSD Course $150 - Dive Instructor Required
Open water Referral $350 - Dive Instructor Required

Entertainment

Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsCloud
Other Entertainment
Complementary USVI and BVI map to track your charter

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Liquid Zen Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainMichael Wilson
NationalityUS
Crew
CrewCasey Strickland
NationalityUS


We are a Captain/Chef duo from the US who are coming off our third season working as a team in both the Mediterranean and the Virgin Islands. We met in the summer 2019 in Croatia and then moved to the Virgin Islands for the 2019-2021 seasons. Here is a little bit about each of us!

Captain Michael Wilson

QUALIFICATIONS
-RYA Yachtmaster Coastal (BOSS Sailing, Hamble, UK Apr ‘19)
-Quarterdeck Academy (Split, HR May ‘19)
-AEC 1 & 2 (Bluewater Yachting, Palma Oct´19, MPT, FL Oct´20)
-STCW (Maritime Safety Academy, FL Oct´19)
-USCG 100T Masters License
-Divemaster (Blue Magic Scuba, Cozumel Oct´20)
-200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher

Michael was born and raised in Texas and grew up loving the outdoors with his dad taking him on countless hiking, canoeing, and camping adventures. He graduated from TCU with a Masters of Accounting and Bachelors in Finance and worked in Oil & Gas in Houston. After working in the corporate world for five years, he decided to make a change and enjoy the outdoors through sailing as a career! He fell in love with sailing while in the BVIs and Southern Caribbean and then completed his RYA Yachtmaster in the UK in 2018. He started off his sailing career in the Mediterranean and now calls the Caribbean home. He also loves the underwater world and got his Divemaster last offseason in Cozumel and plans to get his Instructor in Honduras this offseason!
When away from sailing he is exploring new parts of the world, meeting new people, and eating as many new cuisines he can find! Michael has his RYA 200hr Yoga Certification and is happy to add Yoga and Meditation to the charter experience.


Chef Casey Strickland

QUALIFICATIONS
-STCW 10
-Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene
-Certified Rescue Scuba Diver
-Ashburton Culinary Academy Yacht Chef Certificate

Casey, born and raised in Florida, has always been happiest when on the water. After specializing in hospitality and event management at the University of Florida, she worked at luxury, all-inclusive golf resorts before transitioning into residential real estate. After years of the work grind, she decided adventure was waiting for her. She left behind the “norm” and caught the travel bug - bad! Before deciding to call the Caribbean home, she was a nomad traveling the world experiencing the kindness of strangers, new cultures and all things food!

She is a foodie through and through and her passion for food began at a young age always cooking and baking with her mom in the kitchen. She loves incorporating all different cuisines and focuses on cooking fresh and healthy dishes incorporating local delicacies with the freshest produce. She has been a yacht chef and hostess in the Mediterranean and Caribbean . Last year she attended Ashburton Culinary School Yacht Chef Program in England to hone her skills!

While onboard with Michael and Casey, guests will be encouraged to visit the “must see´s” but also to get off the grid and experience the beauty and nature that the Virgins Islands have to offer. They are excited to continue providing unforgettable experiences around these beautiful islands. They also love helping the guests capture priceless moments with their Drone, DSLR, GoPro, and Polaroid Camera.

Crew fully vaccinated<b/>

Liquid Zen Calendar

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Liquid Zen Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
May 11, 2021Dec 18, 2021Unavailable: TBA to TBA
Dec 19, 2021Dec 26, 2021Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Dec 27, 2021Jan 03, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jan 07, 2022Jan 13, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jan 26, 2022Feb 02, 2022Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook
Feb 03, 2022Feb 10, 2022Unavailable: Red Hook to Red Hook
Feb 12, 2022Feb 19, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Feb 21, 2022Feb 27, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 05, 2022Mar 12, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 14, 2022Mar 21, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 23, 2022Mar 30, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Apr 01, 2022Apr 08, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Apr 10, 2022Apr 17, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Apr 24, 2022May 01, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
May 05, 2022May 11, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
May 14, 2022May 21, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
May 22, 2022May 29, 2022Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Jun 17, 2022Jun 24, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jul 02, 2022Jul 09, 2022Booked: Owner Use to Owner Use
Jul 16, 2022Jul 23, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Jul 25, 2022Jul 31, 2022Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Aug 01, 2022Oct 31, 2022Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable
Jan 19, 2023Jan 26, 2023Hold: Red Hook to Red Hook

Liquid Zen Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $18,000
(normal rate)
High price: $28,000
(normal rate)

Liquid Zen Special Offer!
Fam. Special!
Offer: $250 off for each child age 15 and under. Does not combine with half board options. Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking. Max discount - 4 children.

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2021/22 Winter$23,500$24,250$25,000$25,750$26,500$27,250$28,000
2022 Summer$23,500$24,250$25,000$25,750$26,500$27,250$28,000
2022/23 Winter$23,500$24,250$25,000$25,750$26,500$27,250$28,000
2023 Summer$23,500$24,250$25,000$25,750$26,500$27,250$28,000

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 Liquid Zen.

Liquid Zen Guest Reviews

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey

´I wanted to thank you for making this trip the most memorable trip we have ever done. Everything was exceptional. You clearly go above and beyond for your guests. We would definitely book again.´ - Eric & Melanie

´We loved it all! From the amazing food to the fun jokes and talks we had, you both truly made this a memorable trip! Thank you so much! :)´ - Mark & Julie

´Wow...definitely a trip of a lifetime and you both made it incredible. Thank you so very much! Everything was more than expected. You went above and beyond on all aspects of this cruise. Thanks again. Hope we can do this again with you two, of course.´ - Carol & Mike

´Thank you! Thank You! The trip was amazing. You guys went above and beyond on all levels, food, and laughs. Wonderful.´ - Maureen & Bob

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey
Senior Spring Break – March 2021
‘Everything about this trip was absolutely perfect. Michael & Casey clearly love what they do and their passion shows. After a number of boat trips, this is my all time favorite and we will be back!’ – Monica

‘Thanks for the unforgettable week. Best trip we’ve ever had! Next time you’re in Rains look us up.’ – TA

‘Thanks for the perfect trip for us Newbies! The food and adventures – we will never forget. The attention to detail was on point! Can’t wait to sail with you guys again and thanks for making us “seniors” feel young again ’ – Angie

‘Thank you for an amazing week on the sea and in the sun! Top notch crew, my favorite yet, that didn’t miss a thing. I appreciate your attention to detail and how you went above and beyond on the menu and taking us to places we hadn’t been. You will be missed and y’all make us want to come back!’ - Stacey and Big Nate

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey

´We´ve traveled all over the world and this has to be our favorite vacation so far! Thank you for taking such good care of us! Michael was a great Captain from working the sails to navigating the dinghy in the dark. Casey - the meals, snacks, and drinks were way beyond our expectations - every meal was the ´BEST MEAL´ (seriously create a cookbook and make some side $$!!). Our trip has ended much too soon - let us know where you are in a year so we can book another charter with you! If you´re ever in Atlanta, you have a place to stay so give us a call (same with Nashville! Come see us & we will take you to Broadway :)). God Bless you in all your adventures!´
-The Grimes, Greg, Melissa, Conner, & Kristen Duluth, GA

Previous Charter Reviews

´Michael & Casey

Thank you for an amazing vacation. From snorkeling to fishing to hiking, you helped us create so many fun memories! Not to mention a super fun New Years Eve celebration and extra-special triple birthday party! The food was absolutely spectacular, so delicious and thoughtful. We loved seeing the kids try (and enjoy!) so many new things. We had a blast, thanks again! Until next time --

The Kinneys and Lily & Cole

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey

´Thank you so much for guiding our Virgin Islands Adventure. Everything was fantastic! We loved all of the locations we visited and all of Casey´s cooking was amazing. I think our group especially liked the sea turtles in Maho Bay and the Eagle Rays in Christmas Cove. We all really appreciate the experience you provided. We certainly will not forget it. Thank you!

Thank you for all the things you did to make our family sail an unforgettable adventure. We will never forget it! We appreciate it all.

This was a long anticipated trip, thanks for making our family time so free and easy! We appreciated your care and attention more than words can say. Lots of love from the Brodigan/Walter families!´
-Mike, Judy, Kelly, Mike ii, Joel, Grace, Jason, Misty

Previous Charter Reviews

To Our New Friends, Casey & Mike
´Mason will never forget, or live down, night fishing in the National Park ;) Beyond that, the adventures we shared will be talked about (and laughed about) for the rest of our lives. Every time we play Pineapple and catch Ayden peeking at his cards we´ll try to replicate the cold, hard stare Mike would cast his way haha. Some amazing first time experiences include swimming with sea turtles, hovering over eagle rays while listening to the band on the bow, and probably everyone´s favorite fun activity was sub-winging off Great St. James. It felt wonderful to be exhausted at the end of a fun filled day and wake up to a delicious breakfast and read the Plan of the Day, knowing each day would be better than the next. After a rough year, this was the perfect way to celebrate our life together, and be thankful to have seen such a magical place. Your hospitality was amazing I hope to keep in touch over the years.´ With Love, The Tokarz

Previous Charter Reviews

´Thank you so very much for making this trip truly unforgettable! You took care of our every wish and were so kind to our children, just like family. We enjoyed the games, movies, jetskis, paddleboard, floating mat, dinner on the beach, snorkeling, and conversation. We pray that you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!´
-Joseph, Sarah, Drew, Faith

´Thank you so much for creating all the wonderful Christmas memories. Everything has been amazing. Every morsel of food was the best. You both went above and beyond to make everything excellent. May you have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year. May God show you his love and joy.´
-Mark & Teresa Tucker

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey

´What should we say...EVERYTHING was superb. Thanks for the great vacation! The food was so yummy, hikes, snorkeling, and boat time were on point. This is one of those vacays we would definitely do again. You guys are the best! Don´t forget if you´re ever in Dallas, you´ve got a place to stay.´

-All our best, Karen, Marc, Jared, Justin, and Rachel Shalek

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey

´I can simply say BEST VACATION OF MY LIFE! Thank you for making it absolutely wonderful, you both spoiled us and we totally appreciate it.´ - Shannon, Joe, Trey, Kayla Bass
´Thanks for the wonderful tour around St. Thomas, St. John, and the other islands! Excellent guides, entertainment, and meals made for one of our best family vacations ever. Until we see you again.´ - The Harkeys

Previous Charter Reviews

-Michael & Casey

´This very last minute vacation ended up being one of my all time favorite family trips ever. The balance between relaxing and activities, the comfortable boat, and the perfect food were exactly what we needed after a Covid Christmas, Thank you Michael & Casey and I hope to see you for a repeat before too long´
-Lindsay
´Thank ou Michael & Casey, you took care of us very well. Casey the food was spectacular and both of you anticipated our every single need.´
-Ada
´Thank you for being so kind and fun and making yummy food´
-Isabella