Luna Bliss Description
Luna Bliss - Saona 47 sail catamaran offers the highest level of comfort, extravagance and performance as your elite sailing charter vacation option and will definitely exceed your expectations. Her sleek and luxury layout and design provides you with the ultimate sailing experience. The Saona makes the most of all space onboard which enables you and your fellow travellers to enjoy the exquisite comfort and style of this beautiful sail catamaran. This luxury cruising catamaran captivates the eye with her noble and distinguished personality, its imposing presence and distinctive aura is unmistakable whilst cruising the waters. Boasting an interior and exterior design which celebrates social activities from relaxation areas to dining areas. The exterior offers an impressive dinghy/swim rear platform which lowers just below the water for easy swimming and snorkelling or just above the water for ideal paddling. Take advantage of a vast 5.5 m2 sunbathing area on the foredeck or at the helm for soaking up the sun and an outstanding 9m2 aft deck capable of hosting a range of leisure activities and great for sundowner cocktails and for those star-gazing nights. The interior offers a bright and cosy saloon bathed in bright natural light, a sleek and beautifully fitted galley with an island bench and the cabins are affluently comfortable and refined with an abundance of space for extra levels of luxury sailing.
Cruising Area of Luna Bliss
Three queen cabins and one bunk cabin (2 singles) available for guests to use.
Crew take the port aft cabin.
Crew will move to the twin cabin for a $250/night surcharge.
Subwing (fly underwater), Underwater drone, GoPro, Floaties, 7´ Bote-Dock & 2 inflatable chairs, Mini snorkeling scuba tanks, floating water hammocks
Starlink Internet - Excellent coverage
Luna Bliss Crew Profile
Captain Daryl was born in Ohio and moved to South Carolina at a very young age. He spent a lot of his time as a youth fishing along the many rivers, tributaries and swamps in the midlands of the Palmetto State. He realized his passion for boats wakeboarding with his family every weekend on the large man made Lake Murray.
After receiving a BA from the University of South Carolina, he decided to make a change and moved to the Island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands in 2005. Daryl has worked as a professional Chef for most of his adult career including tenor at a top ten restaurant in the Caribbean, Savant, as executive chef. This is also where he discovered his love for sailing. He has lived aboard his own sailboats and cruised the Caribbean with over 50,000 NM sailed the past 15 years.
His dedication to being a top tier chef has given him an insatiable appetite for guest satisfaction. Pun intended! In his down time Daryl enjoys racing small sailboats, fishing, hiking, scuba diving and woodworking. He has extensive knowledge of the waters surrounding the Virgin Islands and is happy to recommend specific destinations based on guests needs and desires for their trip. Daryl believes safety and respect for the environment around you will always provide for an optimal, fun filled trip. He can’t wait to experience more of the Virgin Islands with new faces in sunny beautiful places!
Captain Daryl holds a US Coastguard 100 ton masters captains license. He has been endorsed in Sailing and Towing Vessels as well. Daryl is Certified in CPR/First Aid for Adults and Children. In addition, he has also been certified from the US Coast Guard in Advanced Fire Fighting and Medical Care Provider.
Leala was born and raised in Southern California. She grew up a block from the ocean and has been transfixed and in love with the sea ever since. After she finished raising her two children, and due to a bit of empty nest syndrome, she left her longtime career as a Hollywood hairstylist and took to the sea. She went on to sail the eastern seaboard multiple times from the Bahamas up to Nantucket. She has been a chef on yachts, from Alaska to the Caribbean on and off since 2014. She loves hosting guests, accommodating their wants and needs and showing them all that boat life has to offer. Leala is an avid snorkeler and enjoys guiding tours in or around the waters of the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands. Leala’s culinary expertise centers around quality local ingredients including the best local seafood she can find. Having grown up in Los Angeles, she is proud to be fluent in many cuisines including Latin, American, and Asian. Her experience in the Caribbean has furthered her desire to branch out in culinary endeavors. Her aim is to plan and deliver a wonderful menu for your week aboard. She can accommodate almost all dietary restrictions, including paleo, gluten free, vegan and keto and even picky kids! She also holds a US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master’s Captains License
Luna Bliss CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Luna Bliss Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Aug 06, 2023||Oct 15, 2023||Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges|
|Oct 16, 2023||Oct 23, 2023||Transit: Grenada, St Georges to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Nov 07, 2023||Nov 10, 2023||Boat Show: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
|Nov 12, 2023||Nov 19, 2023||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Dec 14, 2023||Dec 20, 2023||Hold: Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI to Tortola, Trellis Bay, BVI|
|Jan 05, 2024||Jan 12, 2024||Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI|
|Jan 20, 2024||Jan 28, 2024||Booked: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*|
|Feb 11, 2024||Feb 16, 2024||Hold: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*|
|Feb 17, 2024||Feb 24, 2024||Hold: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*|
|Mar 02, 2024||Mar 09, 2024||Hold: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 12, 2024||Mar 20, 2024||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 23, 2024||Mar 30, 2024||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|May 30, 2024||Jun 06, 2024||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Jun 08, 2024||Jun 15, 2024||Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI|
|Jun 23, 2024||Jun 30, 2024||Booked: Tortola, To be Decided - BVI to Tortola, To be Decided - BVI|
|Jul 02, 2024||Jul 09, 2024||Hold: Tortola, To be Decided - BVI to Tortola, To be Decided - BVI|
Luna Bliss Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $19,200(normal rate)
High price: $24,000(normal rate)
Luna Bliss Special Offer!
Offer: $500 off any bookings taking place in November or December 2023 (5 night minimum, prorate for less than 7 nights).
Old price: $19,200 - $24,000 / week
New price: $18,700 - $23,500 / week
Minimum nights: 5
Travel between: Nov/01/2023 - Dec/26/2023
|Season||2 Pax||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
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5, Inquire for less
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.
BVI taxes & fees are included in the rate
$250/night surcharge for crew to move cabins
BVI PORTS PLEASE!
HALF-BOARD: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches & 4 dinners ashore at client expense.
2/$19,200 3/$19,550 4/$19,900 5/$20,250 6/$21,100 7/$21,950 8/$22,800
LOCAL FARE: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2/$19,350 3/$19,775 4/$20,200 5/$20,625 6/$21,550 7/$22,475 8/$23,400
SLEEP ABOARD: Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Available for 1/2 the daily rate. Includes 4pm boarding, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner is to be taken ashore at client expense.
7 night minimum
CHRISTMAS 2023: 1-8 guests @ $24,000 - December 21-27, 2023 (6 nights @ $20,571 or 5 nights @ $20,000)
NEW YEARS 23/24: 1-8 guests @ $28,500 - may not start prior to 12/28
CHRISTMAS 2024: 1-8 guests @ $26,500- must end by 12/28
NEW YEARS 24/25: 1-8 guests @ $29,000 - may not start prior to 12/29
Luna Bliss Guest Reviews
There is something magical casting off from shore and leaving the land behind as you set out on an adventure on the ocean. Our family wanted to experience a sailing vacation for Christmas. Dillon Ihlefield from Yacht.Vacations was the first person to respond to our inquiries. He was responsive, informative and guided us through the process seamlessly. Dillon introduced us to Cap’n Blaine from SV Abundance. The rest is a pile of happy salt-soaked selfies.
Cap’n Blaine hoisted sail, took us to beautiful bays, showed us the underwater coral gardens blooming with tropical fish. Cap’n Blaine’s first mate and chef extraordinaire, Leala constantly surprised and delighted us at meal time. We asked for seafood and Leila served it in spades. But she kept us guessing with
a wide range of recipes, she also whipped up a vegetarian alternative for our friend.
Every day was an adventure. Christmas lunch we ate tacos at a floating restaurant called Lime Out in Coral Bay. Definitely the most fun way to eat tacos. Cap’n Blaine knows these waters. From where to moor and where to snorkel. He knows the history of the islands. He’s a good skipper and a good bloke.
The Virgin Islands are beautiful, the water is clear and warm and there’s lots of sea life. One week is not long enough. Even so, we came back to shore happier and healthier and the better for seeing the world from a different perspective.
- Kerr Family
We had an amazing trip. Boat is spacious and stocked with all the ingredients you need for an awesome time in the Bahamas- snorkel gear, paddle boards, towels, underwater camera, and many other accoutrements. Whether you’re looking for adventure or just to relax, Captain Pete and his amazing sidekick/hostess Leala will make it happen. You can explore caves and island ruins, go hiking or seek out interesting sea life, and then finish off the day with a cocktail on a gorgeous, obscure beach, away from the tourist stuff (unless you like the tourist stuff-and he can help with that too!). There’s a tv with a dvd player in case you want to watch movies as you drift off to sleep. I can’t say enough about how perfect a hostess Leala was. She made us a yummy breakfast everyday and cocktails in the afternoon and was so sweet, coming with us to excursions and taking pictures whenever we’d forget. The two of them had just the right balance of spending time with us and letting us be, as on any boat trip with a captain this can be a concern. I highly recommend anyone to book Captain Pete and can’t wait to go back, as this was one of the best trips I’ve ever had!
Always wanted to know what it might be like to Island hop in the Bahamas. Now I know! Loved it! Awesome Experience! Spent 5 nights on Bullship for a father-daughter adventure. Capt Pete and Leala took very good care of us. We shopped together for provisions. Leala cooked a hot breakfast for us every am. She helped us with other meal prep as needed. (Not to mention delicious rum drinks anytime upon request). Nice way to relax and end the day! They were both accommodating, friendly, and genuine! Beds were comfy, and hot shower too!