Pura Vida Description

Pura Vida offers spacious and clean cut living areas with a contemporary and spacious design. Boasting multiple social areas and luxurious accommodations, Pura Vida is your ultimate charter option. Equipped with three queen sized cabins, and one twin cabin for guests to use - all with en-suite facilities and AC.

Cruising Area of Pura Vida

Pref. Pick-upYacht Haven Grande,
Summer PortBVI / USVI /
Winter PortUSVI / BVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Wash Basins4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
Pura Vida is equipped x3 queen cabins - all cabins offering ensuite facilities


Length48 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft4.3 Feet
Bimini TopYes
Guest SmokeOn deck only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater safe
Water MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Turnaround48hrs preferred - inquire 24hr

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Infanta 3.6m Center Console
Dinghy Hp40hp Tohatsu
Dinghy Pax10
Snorkel Gear10
2-Man KayakYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup PaddleYes
Swim PlatformsAft
Boarding LadderAft
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeLight Tackle
Other Toys
Towable tube
Water hammocks
Bote 7´ dock and 2 inflatable Bote chairs

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes

Pura Vida Crew Profile

Crew Number2
CaptainBrandon Grant
NationalitySouth African
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster
ChefAlessia Colantoni
NationalitySouth African
LicenseSTCW/Food Health & Safety, Diploma in Hospitality Mgmt

CAPTAIN: Brandon Grant
CHEF: Alessia Colantoni

We are a fun loving, energetic and highly motivated couple who have been dating for over 5 years and here to continue our dream of working together onboard catamaran charters.
Our passion for the ocean and exploration drives us, as well as our love for entertaining guests and ensuring our guests are fully fulfilled by the end of charter.

Born and raised on the beautiful coastline of Ballito - The Dolphin Coast, South Africa, Brandon’s passion for the ocean started at a young age through his father. Over the years he gathered 16 years of skippering experience, mainly on deep sea fishing adventures. He attained his RYA Yatchtmaster in 2015 which led him to his first catamaran delivery from Capetown to Seychelles, followed by another one from
Greece to Maldives where his love for freediving and surfing blossomed. He then followed his fishing dreams and captained a sports fishing charter out of Seychelles where he stayed for the next 3 years.

Once meeting Alessia, there quest to work on a boat together found them running catamaran charters in St Maarten followed
by Antigua. Their ability to run great charters was evident and their craving for adventure grew which led them to the beautiful BVIs.

Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Alessia was raised in an Italian family where she learnt to cook authentic italian cuisine from a young age. Alessia’s mom owned 3 restaurants along with a few pasta shops, and through the combination of her Nonna´s and her mother and father, her skills and passion for cooking were a given.

Alessia is a strong sportswoman and she qualified in swimming for the Olympics at the age of 16.

Alessia´s father is also an avid scuba diver and she learnt at age 9 to scuba dive and it is still a favorite past time and combined with time at their family game lodge this feeds her undying love and respect for nature, animals and the ocean.
After school she moved to the seaside - the coastline of Ballito, South Africa - where she studied hospitality and met Brandon. Her studies led her to the Maldives, doing her internship in the food and beverage/kitchen/café departments. Alessia also has immense patience and a love for kids of all ages. Her young heart and caring nature will have kids well entertained and cared for on charters.

With Brandon’s background and mission plus Alessia´s thirst for new adventures she attained her stewardess course in Cape Town and soon after her and Brandon set their hearts on chartering boats together and combining their skills into one beautiful
experience for guests.

Brandon and Alessia cannot wait for you to join them on Pura Vida for a wonderful Virgin Island vacation.

Pura Vida Calendar

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Pura Vida Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 18, 2024Jul 26, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Aug 01, 2024Aug 06, 2024Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI
Aug 07, 2024Oct 31, 2024Unavailable: Saint Marten, West Indies to Saint Marten, West Indies
Nov 05, 2024Nov 11, 2024Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Nov 16, 2024Nov 23, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 04, 2024Dec 11, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 13, 2024Dec 20, 2024Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 28, 2024Jan 04, 2025Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI
Jan 30, 2025Feb 06, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 15, 2025Feb 22, 2025Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI
Mar 01, 2025Mar 08, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 16, 2025Mar 22, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 12, 2025Apr 19, 2025Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 28, 2025May 05, 2025Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Pura Vida Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $18,200

High price: $22,000

Season2-3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2024 Summer$18,200$18,700$19,200$19,700
2024/25 Winter$20,000$20,700$21,500$22,000
2025 Summer$20,000$20,700$21,500$22,000

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.


Relocation fee of $2,000, minimum 72 hour turn required on either side of charter dates for boat transit. Please inquire for availability.


LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: For 6-night charters, divide the weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide the weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.

SLEEP ABOARD: 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at the client´s expense. Includes boarding after 4 pm, welcome cocktail, breakfast the next morning, and early start.

HALF-BOARD OPTION: $100 discount per person
Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, & 3 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at the client´s expense.

LOCAL FARE OPTION: $75 discount per person
Includes 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners, all other meals to be eaten ashore at client´s expense.

2024 Christmas: Flat Rate, $23,000 must finish by December 26th.
2024 NEW YEARS: Flat rate of $27,500 for 2-8 guests and a 7-night minimum. Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th.

$200 discount per child under aged 12 up to a max of 3 children.


48-hour turn arounds required - inquire for 24-hour turns, approval incurs a $250 fee

• Meals & Beverages onboard
• Fuel
• Mooring fees
• Private Yacht & Service of the crew (captain, chef/mate)
• Insurance for the yacht and the passengers (civil liability)
• Accommodation in private air-conditioned cabins each with an ensuite bathroom and bedding, towels, and beach towels.
• Stand Up Paddle Boards
• Floating mats
• Snorkel gear
• Tube

• Special provisioning requests (inquire for further details)
• Cancellation insurance and private insurance
• Airport transfers to/from yacht base
• Personal Expenses
• Tip

It is customary to tip your crew at the end of your charter. The amount you leave is totally at your discretion and should be based on the level of service provided. The suggested gratuity is 15%-25% of the total charter fee.

Pura Vida Guest Reviews

Will Never Forget!

Brandon and Alessia are the best hosts we could have asked for. They work so well together and provide excellent food and cocktails as well as stories and general entertainment. Definitely a trip we will never forget!

So Special!

Everything was so special! Cute bars, fun cornhole toss at Tipsy´s Bar, AMAZING food and awesome time with our family.
The best crew ever, Alessia and Brandon, who were so friendly and helplful!


We Had A Blast!

We had a blast with Brandon and Alessia. They were excellent hosts and lined up great activities and delicious food, cocktails and desserts. It was a unique, one of a kind trip we will never forget.

Best Crew Ever

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Brandon and Alessia. They were excellent hosts, cooks, tour guides and assistant babysitters for our wild adventure crazy boys!!


Top Notch

This trip far exceeded our expectations which were already high. it ws the most relaxing trip but still with plenty of activities. Brandon and Alessia´s attention to detail and effort to meet all of our needs was incredible.
Pura Vida and the crew, Brandon and Alessia are top notch.
Incredible cuisine

So Many Favorites

So many favorites but mostly enjoyed the sailing and visiting the various coves along the way.

Enjoyed the relaxation the most and relaxing in the water. Other favorites were the Baths and coming through the infamous split in the reef for dinner at Coco Mayo.

Brandon and Alessia were a delight to charter with.

Just Perfect

Our favorites in no particular order were The Baths, snorkeling with a barracuda for 45 min, snorkeling in the many various locations seeing stingrays and identifying different fish, being served marvelous tropical drinks and BEAUTIFUL meals...... and the bean bags when under sail.

Just perfect

Wonderful Vacation

Thank you Brandon and Alessia for a wonderful vacation.
Your attention to detail from the tablescapes to everything ´safety´ related was so appreciated. Your teamwork together (Love) was a joy to watch. Let us know how you´re doing occasionally, we´d love to ´keep up´

The Best ´Pura Vida´

This was the most relaxing trip we have ever been on. Brandon and Alessia are simply exceptional and their hospitality, incredible service and ability to create the best ´Pura Vida´ is amazing.

Snorkeling around the carious reefs with the white sand, watching for tarpon at night.

Endless food and drink - Loved it!!!

Totally Awesome!!!!!

On February 23 my two brothers and their wives and myself took off on a trip of a lifetime! Our Captain Andre and his wife/ chef Magda were amazing. They took great care to make sure we had a trip to remember FOREVER. We had such a great time and the sites were unbelievable. The food was beyond what I ever could have imagined. The crew made us feel welcome from the first moment we met them until we had to say our sad goodbyes. They really went above and beyond to make sure that we saw as much of the BVI as possible. I would highly recommend sailing with Andre and Magda if you plane to see the BVI in the future. Thanks again for everything you did for us to make this a memorable vacation!!!!!! Don Myers
Date of experience: February 2024

Sailing St. Vincent and the Grenadines with iYachtClub with their amazing crew Isaac and Bri.

What an incredible charter. We’ve done this before but can say this has been THE BEST charter / holiday to date. Isaac and Bri were AMAZING! They looked after us so well, went over and beyond what we would have expected in terms of food, cocktails (), attentive service and making this holiday simply unforgettable. Felt we arrived as guests and left as friends. Thanks so much guys. Two lovely people living their dream! Thanks also to iYachtClub for your fantastic boat and service!

Grenadines at Pura Vida 48’ Cat

We had the one of the most enjoyable weeks of our lives! Capt. Isaac and Briana led us throughout the beautiful islands of The Grenadines. We had great adventures while fishing, freediving and exploring islands such as Mustique, Petit Saint Vincent, Tobago Keys, Bequia and Canouan.

The food was also so special, with several highlights such as fresh mahi ceviche and sashimi!
And the boat was perfect: VERY new, impeccable, fully functional.
Our family of 5 would recommend this trip without blinking!!

Catamaran Island Hopping Vacation

Dream vacation. Island hopping and cruising to hidden gems in st barths, st marten and Anguilla. Every day included gourmet prepared meals and snacks on boat, while activities included snorkeling, cliff jumping, boat jumping, hiking, paddle boarding, etc. Accomodations were very comfortable and Captain Isaac and Briana were amazing people and total professionals. Best of all was how great they were with our kids