Pura Vida Description

Pura Vita offers spacious and clean cut living areas with a contemporary and spacious design. Boasting multiple social areas and luxurious accommodations, Pura Vita 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-upSoper´s Hole Marina, West End
Other Pick-upRed Hook, STT - SXM
Summer PortBVI / USVI / SXMVirgin Islands / Grenadines / Windward
Winter PortUSVI / BVI / SXM
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Wash Basins4
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
Pura Vida is equipped x3 queen cabins and one twin onboard for guests to use - 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
CaptainJJ (Jehanne) Bavay
LicenseRYA Yachtmaster / SCTW / YTT 200hr
NationalitySouth Africa
LicenseIYT Master of Yachts Unlimited 200GT / STCW / Food Safety &

Captain Jehanne (JJ)

Hey there, I´m Captain Jehanne, but my pals just call me Jay Jay. So, picture this: I was born in Belgium, grew up in France, and somehow ended up with a B.A. in Interior Design. But you know what? Life had different plans for me. I packed my bags and landed in Ireland for a bit.

Now, here´s where it gets exciting. While working on fishing vessels in Australia, I got my first taste of the sea. It was like love at first sight, or should I say, love at first sail? Fast forward to 2017, and I´m cruising the waves on larger charter yachts, living the dream.

Started off as a mate and chef on sailing catamarans, but I thought, ´Why not aim higher?´ Cue the RYA Yachtmaster qualification. Captain Jay Jay reporting for duty! These days, you´ll find me navigating charter yachts around the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

When I´m not captain-ing it up, I´m a hardcore surfer and marine adventurer. Oh, and did I mention I recently aced my 200-hour Yoga Instructor course? Making sure everyone on board the Pura Vida is happy and zen is my top priority.

I get a kick out of constantly leveling up my skills to keep things shipshape (pun intended). My goal? To make sure my guests not only have a blast but feel safe and comfy on the high seas. Life on the water is my jam, and I´m all about turning that passion into unforgettable experiences. Cheers to sailing, surfing, and living the Pura Vida way!

Pura Vida Calendar

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Pura Vida Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Feb 17, 2024Feb 23, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Feb 27, 2024Mar 02, 2024Booked: Saint John, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 04, 2024Mar 11, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 16, 2024Mar 23, 2024Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 24, 2024Mar 31, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Apr 06, 2024Apr 13, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
May 20, 2024May 24, 2024Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable
Jun 15, 2024Jun 22, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jul 18, 2024Jul 26, 2024Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI
Aug 07, 2024Oct 25, 2024Unavailable: Saint Marten, West Indies to Saint Marten, West Indies
Mar 01, 2025Mar 08, 2025Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI

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: $21,700

Season2-3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2023/24 Winter$18,200$18,700$19,200$19,700$20,200$20,700
2024 Summer$18,200$18,700$19,200$19,700$20,200$20,700
2024/25 Winter$19,200$19,700$20,200$20,700$21,200$21,700

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.


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.

Beginning May 21, 2023 for all NEW bookings the Charter Fee does include the British Virgin Islands (BVI) cruising taxes and permit, BVI National Park permits and BVI customs fees (collectively the ´BVI Fees´).
If the Yacht is NOT allowed entry into the BVI, FOR ANY REASON, during the time of charter, the charter will take place in the USVI waters.

Pura Vida Guest Reviews

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