Cruising Area of Penny Jo
3 queen berth guest cabins each with a private en-suite electric head, stall shower and sink/vanity. All heads have dry stall showers.
All cabins have individually contract air-conditioning for each cabins comfort.
Top desk fly-bridge with lounging, dining, and seating with a 360-degree view.
Forward cockpit and solid sun deck and dining area.
Aft cockpit with seating and dining accommodations.
Main deck has a bright and airy main salon (fully air-conditioned) as the galley direct access to the forward cockpit lounge area.
In tru Bali catamaran style, the salon back wall lifts and side windows slide forward to open up the entire space for an alfresco dining experience and panoramic views.
Crew have separate queen cabin and head.
All queen berths are 5´w X 6´6´L
Penny Jo Specification
10 ft. floating dock
Floats / Noodles
**Please indicate if guests are interested in diving when placing a hold. If guests plan to dive, crew must know at the time of booking ( or at least 3 months in advance). Guests must arrange in advance on their own and coordinate the itinerary with our captain.
Staniel Cay Adventure
Cost $2,400 + tip (covers the gear and taxes, not included additional charge of 5% if credit card is used)
We understand that our guests like to stay connected to family and friends, Penny Jo is equipped with Starlink satellite-based internet for texting, emails and wifi calling (not included is social media, streaming or video services like Facetime, etc which are high data usage services). Therefore, even if cell service is out of range, usually connections can be made via the boat Starlink wifi to make a wifi call or text.
Reef safe/eco-friendly sunscreens, toiletries and cleaning products.
Penny Jo Crew Profile
Captain Bart was born and raised in South Africa and grew up along the southern coast of the country, the infamous Garden Route. Bart spent times in his childhood sailing small catamarans in the Knysna Bay area with family. This early exposure formed a lifelong love of being on the sea and of sailing.
Having always been around boats when he was younger, he decided to change up his lifestyle after a bout as a quarry manager for 8+ years after high school. He did his sailing YachtMasters license in his homeland back in 2019. Upon completion, he has served on various large yachts in different locations, including the Bahamas and the East Coast of the US. Easy going and always up for a chat, he loves sharing experiences and is always happy to talk sailing and boats. As an ex- Skydiving instructor and keen scuba diver, you are sure to hear some exciting stories. Bart believes that safety is always the primary focus when preforming his captain duties, and that having respect for the environment will always provide for an optimal, fun-filled trip. Bart can’t wait to experience more trips throughout The Bahamas with new faces in sunny, favourite places.
Penny Jo welcomes Katie, a Canadian chef who comes from a university town an hour west of Toronto, Ontario. Her love for food and cooking hatched from a young age. Her Nan (also Katie) shared her wealth of knowledge and family recipes from the time she could walk and hold a wooden spoon. Many summer days were spent canning jams, jellies and preserves, baking fresh pies and hosting family gatherings where our efforts could be enjoyed by all.
Throughout high school, Katie worked part time in the hospitality industry. Serving in a local banquet hall, as well as several local fine dining kitchens. Once Katie finished high school, there was only one real path which all of her friends and family knew was before her; Chef school. Katie attended a private French culinary institute in Canada, Stratford Chef’s School.
Upon graduation, Katie worked several private chef gigs throughout North America. This gave her off seasons in between her contracts to go and travel, which is a major hobby and love of hers. She took her time to explored Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and Central America solo and with friends. This broadened her scope in cooking, giving her new flavours and ingredients to unwrap and understand.
Once the travelling itch was satisfied, Katie began to explore new avenues to merge her existing career with other hobbies and passions like travel and scuba diving. This is where interest and recommendations came for the yachting industry. She travelled to South Africa to complete her yachting qualifications in 2021, where she met Captain Bart in Cape Town through the local yachting community. Our first Captain and Chef couple’s job came quickly upon completion of my STCW yachting course. We began our journey together on an 80” Motor Yacht in the jewel of the Caribbean, The Bahamas. We spent a year and a half on sister ships for that same company and explored all down the chain of the Caribbean including Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and St. Maarten.
Captain Bart and Chef/First Mate Katie look forward to sharing their personal experience and brand new adventures with all who join aboard PennyJo this 2023/2024 season in The Bahamas.
Penny Jo CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Penny Jo Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jul 11, 2023||Nov 08, 2023||Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Nov 09, 2023||Nov 16, 2023||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Nov 18, 2023||Nov 24, 2023||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Nov 26, 2023||Dec 03, 2023||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Dec 05, 2023||Dec 11, 2023||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Dec 15, 2023||Dec 26, 2023||Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Dec 28, 2023||Jan 04, 2024||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Jan 06, 2024||Jan 13, 2024||Booked: Bahamas - Nassau to Bahamas - Nassau|
|Jan 14, 2024||Jan 20, 2024||Booked: Bahamas - Nassau to Bahamas - Nassau|
|Jan 21, 2024||Jan 24, 2024||Unavailable: Bahamas - Nassau to Bahamas - Nassau|
|Jan 27, 2024||Feb 02, 2024||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Feb 25, 2024||Mar 02, 2024||Booked: Bahamas - Nassau to Bahamas - Nassau|
|Mar 08, 2024||Mar 15, 2024||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Mar 28, 2024||Apr 05, 2024||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Apr 20, 2024||Apr 27, 2024||Booked: Bahamas - Nassau to Bahamas - Nassau|
|Apr 30, 2024||May 07, 2024||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Staniel Cay, Bahamas*|
|May 08, 2024||Jul 16, 2024||Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Jul 17, 2024||Dec 31, 2025||Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*|
Penny Jo Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $17,700
High price: $25,000
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax|
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.
ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 6
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.
YACHT NEEDS A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS FOR TURNAROUND, INQUIRE FOR LESS
RATES ARE PLUS 14% TAX (4% Bahamian tax and 10% VAT. )
Please inquire for availability.
Relocation fees are + 14% tax
Nassau - No relocation fee
Staniel Cay (7 night minimum) - $800 one-way - $1,600 round-trip
Georgetown (9 night minimum) - $1,500 one-way - $3,000 round-trip
Marsh Harbor (9 night minimum) - $1,500 one-way - $3,000 round-trip
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum. Rates are plus 14% tax
CHRISTMAS 2023: 1-6 guests @ $28,000 - rate applies to any charter that starts 12/16 or later. Must end by 12/27/23
CHRISTMAS 2024: 1-6 guests @ $30,000 - must end by 12/27/24
NEW YEARS 2023/2024: 1-6 guests @ $30,000 - charter may not start prior to 12/27/23
NEW YEARS 2024/2025: 1-6 guests @ $33,000 - charter may not start prior to 12/28/24
Penny Jo Guest Reviews
Wow! wow, wow – So professional, thoughtful and skilled. You made for an exceptional experience. Can’t even express how special this was for us, particularly at this time. Bart – your skill in handling the boat & planning routes & timing always gave us confidence for safe travel. Katie – your culinary talents are exceptional! Every meal was special and over the top!!!
- Jari & Garry
We can’t say enough about our amazing adventure with this crew (Bart and Katie)! Perfect weather and fabulous meals!
- George & Susan
Had a fabulous time…Bart and Katie were welcoming and accommodating. Thank you for an awesome week in the beautiful Exumas.
- Gay & Burke
Thank you for 2 incredible weeks. Captain Bart and Chef Katie were just wonderful. Great food, great locations and the best snorkeling.
- Ron & Lori
Capt’n (Bart), where would we be without you – literally! Not only do we love the time we spend with you, we love the comeraderie… Katie, you make the trip! (you also make the most delicious and memorable meals we could ever image.) Thank you for greeting us always with a smile and making our trip better than we even hope.
- Joe & Barbara, Donald & Janet, Rebecca & Joe
How can we describe how AMAZING this was?? Katie and Bart, thank you so so so much for a super magical time. (Best food in the Bahamas was cooked on this boat, btw.) We can’t wait for the next grand adventure.
- Cebca & Joe