Playtime is a top-of-the-line 2014 Lagoon 560 S2 catamaran. No expense was spared in outfitting this gorgeous luxury sailing yacht which offers four guest cabins (for 8 guests), each with their own private bathroom, a salon with 360 degree windows, 2 dining areas and a foredeck sitting area. Amenities and toys include TVs in each cabin, 2 trampolines, a 15-foot tender for wakeboarding, tubing or zipping to gorgeous beaches, 2 standup paddleboards, 1 double kayak, a hydraulic swim step for easy water access, and snorkeling and diving gear. Playtime´s elegant yet minimalist design provides the handling of a performance sailing catamaran while offering the ambience and amenities of a world class resort on the water. Spacious design of the cockpit and flybridge areas offer guests panoramic vistas, al fresco dining and ample space for lounging, whether in sun or shade.
In addition to being awarded ´Best Multi-hull under 57ft´ at the Tortola Yacht Show in 2015 and 2016, Playtime was a runner-up for Best in Show in 2015. With ample room for up to 8 guests, you can sail all day, relax in a quiet cove, snorkel or dive fantastic reefs or explore the nightlife, the choice is yours. Leave the rest up to us as you enjoy our amazing hospitality and service during your unique and unforgettable vacation!
Cruising Area of Playtime
Wifi is available in USVI waters and International waters. Download speeds in foreign countries are not equal to the speeds in the USA.
Playtime features 4 guest suites, 4 with queen berths, all with full A/C and ensuite toilet and shower.
2 Stand-Up Paddle boards
Complementary USVI and BVI map to track your charter
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.
Stream2Sea Products Including-
Reef Safe 30SPF Sunscreen
Playtime Crew Profile
Captain Paul Porter
-USCG 50 Ton
-STCW 95 Basie Safety Training
-USCG Sailing Endorsement
-PADI Dive MAster
-IKO Kiteboarding Instructor
Paul has had a love for life on the water since a very young age - sailing, surfing, free diving and competitive kite boarding. Being near or on the water has always been of great importance to him.
In 2014 Paul began his carrier as a charter captain which has brought him internationally offering crewed charters in Sweden, Italy, Greece, Croatia, the San Juan islands, Maine and the Caribbean. In 2016, Paul moved to the Virgin Islands to work as a full time captain aboard SV Pelican, a 58 foot catamaran, offering all inclusive dive sailing charters in the USVI and BVI. Having the Caribbean right off the back deck made for the chance to learn many of the locations for free diving, kiteboarding, hiking and all the fun activities that make a sailing trip a great adventure. Returning to the Mediterranean every summer Paul continues to grow his local knowledge of each location with a focus on Greece and Italy. His passion for the sailing life style and the ocean is infectious and he brings both excitement and experience to every charter.
He is also a well recognized teacher of outdoor photography and lighting. Paul happily shares his love for boating and photography as a captain who also can teach high-level photography to guests onboard in beautiful and remote locations.
Chef Ashley Cook
● STCW valid until 01/10/2024
● Quarterdeck Hostess Academy 2018
● Food Safety and Hygiene - Level 2
Born and raised in Louisiana, Ashley grew up on soul food and southern hospitality. With her grandparents being travel agents, she started traveling at a young age, which sparked her interest for exploring other cultures and cuisines.
After graduating university with a Bachelor of Science, Ashley became an au pair on the coast of Italy where she was introduced to the Yachting Industry. Since then, she has been a chef on charters and deliveries in various places such as Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, French Polynesia and the Virgin Islands. Her love of travel has brought her to 38 countries but she´s now happy to call the Virgin Islands home.
Crew fully vaccinated<b/>
Playtime CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Playtime Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Dec 04, 2021||Dec 11, 2021||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Dec 18, 2021||Dec 25, 2021||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Dec 27, 2021||Jan 03, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jan 04, 2022||Jan 07, 2022||Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable|
|Jan 09, 2022||Jan 15, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jan 17, 2022||Jan 22, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jan 30, 2022||Feb 06, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Feb 11, 2022||Feb 18, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Feb 20, 2022||Feb 26, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Mar 01, 2022||Mar 08, 2022||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 10, 2022||Mar 17, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Mar 19, 2022||Mar 26, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Apr 02, 2022||Apr 09, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Apr 11, 2022||Apr 17, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Apr 24, 2022||Apr 30, 2022||Booked: Cruz Bay, St John, USVI* to Red Hook|
|May 01, 2022||May 05, 2022||Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable|
|May 17, 2022||May 24, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|May 31, 2022||Jun 08, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jun 18, 2022||Jun 25, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Jul 09, 2022||Jul 16, 2022||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
|Aug 01, 2022||Oct 31, 2022||Unavailable: unavailable to unavailable|
|Jan 21, 2023||Jan 28, 2023||Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook|
Playtime Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $20,000
High price: $30,000
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||7 Pax||8 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.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Playtime.
Playtime Guest Reviews
March 2021 USVI Charter
We had the most amazing trip and is certainly our favorite trip by a long shot (which is saying a lot because we have loved every other trip)! Truly, it exceeded any and all expectations and and I believe Paul and Ramona were a large part of that. I honestly cannot think of anything that would have made the trip any more enjoyable.
Paul is clearly an expert captain and wanted to make this a special trip for us. His warm and friendly personality could not have been any more enjoyable. It was the perfect mix of activity vs. relaxation and Paul had planned awesome hikes, snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc. The only thing that is keeping us from rebooking for next year is our children will be on different schedules and they all refuse to be the one that is left out. But, there is no doubt, we will be on another trip with Paul at some point in the future. Ramona was amazing as well — so accommodating, esp. with our picky eater and always anticipating when it was time for a snack or a beverage; the food was outstanding!
February 2021 USVI Charter
I wanted to take the time to report how amazing our experience was on Playtime on the excursion 2/5-2/12/ 2021 with Captain Paul and Chef Tyler.
We found the Catamaran Playtime to be an able vessel which sailed handily and stably through calm and not so calm seas. There were ample accommodations for our party of 8; even the smaller staterooms we found to be cozy and comfortable and fitting for our needs. The highlights of Playtime would have to be the outdoor spaces: the exterior dining salon was a lively meeting place for meals or cocktails (although I would comment the table is rather small for a party of 8 and could be a bit wider, be more comfortable, and still fit the space). The fly bridge is quite spacious and we very much enjoyed the lounging area with the fabulous views; whether anchored in a lovely cove or sailing across the open water it was a favorite spot for us all (and if someone is comparing boats not a standard feature). We also loved the forward area both the comfortable mosh pit and the adjacent trampolines for sunning or star gazing and for sailing in somewhat calmer waters. Playtime served our needs remarkably well.
But the make or break feature of a catamaran tour of the USVI´s would have to be the crew. In this respect we were amazingly well served.
To say that Captain Paul is well suited for this job is remarkable understatement. He is one part naval captain, one part extraordinary tour guide (I would reference Rick Steves on ´ ´ but I cannot think of any injectable substance that could make me compare Rick Steves to Captain Paul), and one part Peter Pan always ready to guide his companions with extraordinary youthful energy. He is seemingly ´always on,´ fun loving and witty; he seems to be ever planning how to improve the experience for all involved. He asked our permission to allow him to adjust the itinerary so as to flow with the experiences presented. For instance, we approached St John, he found a usually crowded seascape to completely unencumbered, and we spent the first afternoon and evening there swimming, beaching in remarkable isolation. He continued to adjust the itinerary throughout, going with the flow and always for our advantage. He led a hike to historic ruin with a remarkable vistas, led snorkeling adventures among the beautiful reefs, engaged in spirited bocci games, and made an extemporaneous swim up bar serving as bartender on his paddle board on the most amazing of beaches (Buck Island, my newfound favorite beach). In short he was an incomparable tour guide and host who afforded us an extraordinary experience of much that St John and St Croix have to offer. And I would be remiss not to add in a prior career life Captain Paul was a fashion photographer; not only did he create our island memories, but he captured them in remarkable photographic memories.
The yen to Captain Paul´s yang would be Chef Tyler. Tyler is highly affable, laid back but engaging, and an excellent chef who fed us remarkably well. Breakfast included lobster frittata, a pair of breakfast pastries (one sweet one savory), a spinach omelet with side of bacon; each breakfast was served with a platter of lovely, local fresh fruit and French pressed coffee. Lunches were generally on the lighter side as requested and included a lovely seared tuna over quinoa salad with ginger dressing, a fabulous pan fried swordfish taco, a flank steak over mixed greens salad, amongst others all delicious. There was generally an appetizer served during cocktail hour and/ or sunset sail again all very successful: delicious small sausage stuffed peppers, cheese and charcuterie board, spinach and artichoke pastries, Kobei beef sliders with deviled eggs (amazing!), and on each occasion either Tyler or Captain Paul would bring a well crafted cocktail or lovely glass of wine with a smile. Dinners were also excellent fare: pan seared scallops over squid ink pasta, perfectly cooked lamb lollipops over butternut squash puree, a lovely salmon with roasted potatoes. All meals were accompanied by nice wines (white burgundies, albarinos, malbecs, etc) and followed by a nice dessert.
The chef is not only obligated to cook many meals, but also to assist as first mate. As Tyler had been prior Captain as a team with his wife, (he was pinch hitting at the last minute to our good fortune) he was always ready to man the anchor or jump in to pick us up at the beach on the dingy. Tyler has ready knowledge of the island wildlife and environmental issues and is an excellent teacher. The ready collegiality between Paul and Tyler was remarkable; it seemed they had been a team for years even though they had just met. As a team they made our experience near perfect.
We are all grateful for the extraordinary experience we were afforded. We were very Covid weary (our group included 3 health care providers, 2 pilots who are also high risk for exposure, and spouses/ partners who share our risk as well). The USVI tour on Playtime was a much meditative relief and recharge for us all.
Thank you Paul and Tyler for your amazing hospitality and our extraordinary experience!
(and John, Jon, Olga, Dan, Kathy, Mike, and Carol)
December 2020 USVI Charter
We chartered Playtime December 1st for 10 days. The crew was top notch, Alisha´s culinary skills were as good or better than any chef we’ve chartered with, the Mediterranean meals were especially good! We had a sleep aboard the first night but Captain Paul started the charter immediately and we motored over to St John and had Dinner on shore. The crew was very professional and we would charter with them again. The trip included sailing around St. Thomas , St John and then open ocean sailing to St Croix. Snorkeling diving, sightseeing, hiking, horseback riding were all great fun and with Paul, you will get a great photo album, learn about photography and sharpen your sailing skills. We felt very comfortable with their COVID protocol and had no issues.