Miss Elizabeth Description
Welcome aboard Miss Elizabeth, your ultimate luxury destination! Whether you want to relax in the sun with a book and a pina colada or explore the white sandy beaches and clear waters, we take pride in making your vacation one you will remember forever. We have been chartering in these islands for over 15 years and love showing our guests our playground.
Come see what a difference our experience makes!
Cruising Area of Miss Elizabeth
Three staterooms with en suite head and combination shower. The two aft staterooms have queen sized beds while the forward stateroom bed measures 58 inches on one end and tapers to 43 inches at the other (not quite a queen but larger than a double). All beds have 3 inch memory foam toppers.
Fishing Gear- Polls,Spear Fishing
Miss Elizabeth Crew Profile
Captain Matthew Mannininen
Matthew is from Birmingham, Michigan, a midwestern town rich in history and steeped in family values, 20 miles outside of Detroit. His family enjoyed boating on Lake Loraine and he was already learning the ropes at the age of five. As a child he was involved in lots of sports; skiing, fishing, hunting, canoeing, rock climbing, American football, soccer, baseball, and basketball. He even held the State record for hurdles in the 8th grade. Having the energy to master all sorts of challenges is something Matthew naturally excels at.
As an adult, Matthew added to his already impressive list of talents with a variety of jobs, each of which required specialized skills. He was a whitewater raft guide for 6 years in Colorado, a waiter at The Grub Steak restaurant in Estes Park, Colorado, a professional bartender at multiple bars in Austin, Texas, a professional musician for 15 years in Colorado and Austin, owned a record label and recording studio called Stardust Drive in Austin, Texas and was involved in real estate development. All successful accomplishments, which he left behind to follow his dream and sail to the Caribbean.
Captain Matthew has been chartering in the Exuma Cays for seven years and knows all the best spots. He is certified as an MCA Master of Yachts 200t/500t OOW, Bahamian Class A License, STCW 95, Security Awareness with Designated Duties, ENG1, PADI Open Water and VHF Radio Operator. He says his favorite place on earth to sail is the Bahamas, especially the Exumas, “because it has the clearest water in the world and every shade of blue. I fell in love with the Bahamas eight years ago and it´s my home. To this day I´m still mesmerized by its beauty, charmed by the friendliness of the locals and in awe of all the Exuma blue. Charter with Matthew and discover living by his motto: Another Best Day Ever!
Chef/Stew Jennica Ojander
Jennica grew up in the little town of Salem, south of Stockholm, Sweden. She was the youngest of three girls, highly intelligent and always a bit restless. She wanted to see the world, and she had a plan. She says, “I worked almost day and night at my job with Autistic children to save up enough money to go backpacking. I started in India by myself at the age of 20. I was only going for six months, but ended up staying for two years in the Himalayas, Rajasthan and Goa. Then I moved to Australia. I started working as a cowgirl on a ranch, since I had experience with horses, but ended up working in restaurants.”
In fact, Jennica had more than experience with horses. Back in Salem she had spent most of her time at the stables and was an accomplished show jumper. However, she discovered even more than she loved horses, she loved cooking for people. She started taking cooking classes all over the world and even had a job as a chef in India. Guests aboard will have a rare culinary opportunity to sample a truly international menu. Among her most popular dishes, “smorgastarta”, Jennica explains, “is a lunch that introduces guests to Swedish culture. It´s a big sandwich cake, decorated with beautiful colors and delicious meats and cheeses. People always want seconds.”
Jennica and Captain Matthew get enthusiastic reviews from their guests. They plan wonderful activities; fishing, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, shore excursions and fabulous food. The last night of the charter they host a bonfire on the beach, with ribs on the fire and smores for deserts. Jennica says, “This is something that our guests always rave about, since they didn´t expect it. It allows families to really connect with each other. We eat good food, play some live music, and talk about the highlights of the trip.” Just “Another Best Day Ever”!
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Miss Elizabeth Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Dec 18, 2021||Dec 26, 2021||Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*|
|Feb 19, 2022||Feb 27, 2022||Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*|
Miss Elizabeth Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $20,000
High price: $24,000
|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 Miss Elizabeth.
Miss Elizabeth Guest Reviews
from previous boat that Matthew and Jennica ran:
“Dear Jennica & Matthew, From the sailing and snorkelling, to the exploring and wonderful meals, you thought of everything. We loved getting to know both of you. You made our vacation truly magical! Thank You so much for everything!” – XO, Valerie, Greg, Katie and Blake
“Captain Matthew and Chef Jennica are amazing hosts! My husband and I felt so welcomed and all our needs and wants were anticipated by our hosts. We were so comfortable and well fed! Chef Jennica really knows how to put out a lovely melt-in-your-mouth meal! All in all we had a fabulous time on beautiful yacht with wonderful hosts in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet, Exuma Bahamas. Highly recommended!!!” – Taj
“I have to tell you this was an awesome trip!!! The boat is spectacular, clean and luxurious, with all the added modern needs while cruising in the Bahamas. The fresh food was delicious and healthy. Thank You!! Jennica and Matthew for being such great hosts, that made us feel safe and relaxed. on such a great big Ocean Adventure! If you have never been on a boat in the Caribbean then you should try it!”
– Michelle S.
“Dear Captain Matt and Jennica, Thank you for an amazing stay! We fell in love with Exuma Islands during our stay, many thanks to you for showing us the treasures and gorgeous secrets these islands hold. The adventures and togetherness our families experienced far exceeded our expectations. Thank you for keeping our families safe during our travels. Jennica, your cooking is spectacular! All six of us ranging from ages 8 to 52 loved your creations you created from scratch. You spoiled us and we loved it! We will surely miss your lasagna, as well as the two of you! We hope to sail with you again! ”
– Sincerely, Holly and family
“Dear Matthew and Jennica, Thank you for an amazing five days! From yournwarm hospitality, patience, expert knowledge to the fabulous food. It has all been wonderful. Appreciating the multiple stops to show us as much as possible of your stunning islands. We hope to cross paths again soon. Each day surpassed the next as the ‘best day ever’.” -Thank you, hope to see y’all again soon, Veronica and family
“Dear Matthew and Jennica, Thank you so much for making this such a special week. You were so accommodating and patient. The food was sensational, varied, colourful & DELICIOUS! Good Luck with the Nov. 11th ‘Wedding’. I will be thinking of you on that date. Wishing you much Happiness to a Super Couple! Looking forward to your Cookbook, Please sign it!” – Love, Elizabeth