Cruising Area of Quest
3 queen guest cabins each with ensuite electric head, wet shower and sink. Full A/C. ´Spacious salon with bar, aft cockpit and forward trampolines´
Large retractable movie screen to enjoy movie night both indoors (salon) or outdoors (cockpit)
6 person floating island
Nikki is a Divemaster and will lead diving where permitted. Up to 5 dives included in diving fee. Note that certain islands require a local dive operator to guide diving at customers expense.
´Diving for certified divers is $150 per diver for up to 5 dives. More diving available for the enthusiast, simply inquire ahead. Max 2 dives per day.
Gear: Guests may rent gear from local dive operators. Quest can help facilitate.
Certifications: Open water and additional certifications can be arranged through Quest with a local instructor/ dive operator, course fees are determined by the operator. Inquire for more information.
Quest Crew Profile
Chris and Nikki are the owners and operators of Catamaran QUEST.
They are intimately connected with this vessel and the Caribbean experience.
Their purchase of Quest in 2016 was the culmination of a dream and that excitement and commitment comes through in every charter as they share their dream with you.
Captain Chris grew up in upstate New York, spending summers in St. Thomas living aboard his father’s sailboat and exploring the islands. He broke his first sailing record at the age of 8 and never looked back. Chris has spent the past 12 years living and working in the US and British Virgin Islands both on and off sailboats. He has chosen endeavors that impact the health of the ocean’s reefs and the sustainability of our environment – installing alternate power sources in the Virgin Islands where resources are especially precious; and co-founding the Caribbean Lionfish Safari group in an effort to protect the local sea life from invasive species. Chris has worked with organizations like REEF, CORE and NOAA to help map the island’s reefs and record it’s health and know species. His love and connection to the islands and sea shine like a beacon from the helm of Quest.
Nikki grew up in the Ocean State of Rhode Island. She too has always had a deep connection to the sea. Her early years were spent exploring the world relentlessly - fueled by a desire to immerse in new cultures, experience their people and sample their cuisine. She fell in love with the notion of living at sea while working as a Dive Master on boats in Thailand during the cold winter months. During the warmer months, Nikki focused on her career as a nutrition counselor where she excelled at sharing her passion for cooking. She believes great meals come from exceptional ingredients, time honored techniques and from experimenting with the freshest local foods and seasonal fare. Raised in a very Italian, food loving family, her most cherished memories are of sharing time with loved ones around the dinner table. She brings that same warmth and camaraderie to every meal aboard Quest.
****LuLu the ships mascot: Lulu is the ships cat aboard QUEST. Considered good luck aboard ships throughout history, Lulu brings her own charm and entertainment to the voyage.
Quest CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Quest Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Sep 02, 2019||Sep 05, 2019||Booked: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges|
|Oct 05, 2019||Oct 19, 2019||Booked: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges|
|Oct 28, 2019||Oct 28, 2019||Booked: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges|
|Nov 24, 2019||Nov 24, 2019||Booked: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges|
|Jan 28, 2020||Jan 28, 2020||Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges|
Quest Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $10,000(normal rate)
High price: $16,000(normal rate)
Quest Special Offer!
Offer: Quest is offering a 20% discount for any 4 guest charter from August to October 2019.
Minimum guests: 4
Maximum guests: 4
Travel before: Oct/31/2019
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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, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Quest.
Quest Guest Reviews
New Years 2019
Nikki and Chris, thanks for giving our family one of our best vacations! We have been to the BVI on several different charters. Our trip with you was the best yet! Chris, you took the extra step getting up super early several morning so we could start our day at the perfect spot. Well worth your effort as the best mooring ball was just waiting for us every time! Nikki, your menus were delicious. Each a little more special than the last. Your passion for life and for what you do shines. We couldn’t have asked for more! We look forward to sailing with you again!
My goodness you already know what a bucket list trip it was for me (getting to tour Necker Island and meeting Sir Richard Branson!) but folks should know that you and Chris are just special people giving a very special special gift.
We travel a lot, but my Sam hasn’t had a trip in recent years that I can remember, where he has actually put his phone down. And you guys gave us that! He actually relaxed for a change and that was the greatest gift our family could ask for.
You’re both such confident and gracious hosts. Chris, you went out of your way to bring us the best Island experience ever and Nikki someday I will forgive you for putting 10 pounds back on Seth and I!
Quest is such a beautiful boat, it was fun just watching others cruise by to get a better look. When I was back at home feeling the holiday stress, I would close my eyes and imagine myself sitting in your beanbags on the front and looking out to sea!
We might have to make Quest a Thanks Giving tradition!
Love to you both!
Carriacou Summer 2018
I would just like to write a brief summary (if possible, as so much to say), of our absolutely fabulous time on Quest with our incredible hosts Nicky and Cris. I am sitting in my kitchen back in London reminiscing of such a beautiful few days, and actually thinking of when we can book again!!
My husband and 2 daughters aged 11 and 15, were lucky enough to spend 4 incredible nights on board Quest in October 2018, during our holiday to Grenada.
Cris picked us up from port in the tender and took us to meet Nicky and our home for the next little while!
Immediately on arrival we felt completely at ease, and we were made to feel so welcomed! After our safety briefing we were shown our berths, which were beautiful! In fact the whole boat looked incredible, after undergoing a huge over haul over the previous year. The wood floors are stunning!
The girls were literally overjoyed to meet the onboard cat, they have been desperate for one at home!! (Don’t think our cocker spaniels would be too happy)!
The plan was to sail up to the Tobago keys to see some of the islands around that area. We were not disappointed! The scenery was absolutely breath taking, and the knowledge of our crew was incredible! Nicky is a professional diver and our youngest, thanks to Nicky, was lucky enough to snorkel with a large Turtle, incredible experience, and amazing to watch over again as Nicky captured the footage with her go pro! Exploring the habited/uninhabited islands along the way by swimming and use of the on board Kyacks was so much fun, and even the teenager enjoyed the feeling of been away from it all! She even read 2 books whilst aboard!!!
Cris and Nicky could not do enough for us to enjoy our stay, but also managed to let us all have our space to enjoy our surroundings and to relax. Oh how I wish to be sitting right now again on the trampoline with the sea rushing past below, been cooled by the wind!
The culinary delights prepared daily were delicious and loved by us all! Nicky is an incredible cook, and I for sure felt completely spoilt and loved not having to step foot in the kitchen area!! Drinks were available chilled at all times, as well as Rose wine that they kindly bought in especially, as well as some local rum!!!
We had many special moments, and will especially remember with fondness our bbq night on a deserted island that Cris and Nicky organised with the local chef! (They literally know everyone)! It was our last night so we all headed off in the moonlight to enjoy the most incredibly fun evening, we literally had the island for ourselves, apart from the local wildlife!
Only a short time on Quest, but we left literally crying saying goodbye!! Over such a short time we have made life long friends for sure, and I can not recommend them more to anyone wanting to charter from Cris and Nicky! They are both experienced crew, and not been the best on boats, completely had faith in them keeping us safe on the water. They are great fun too, and the warmth and kindness is felt by all that came in contact with them over our short stay.
We look forward to chartering them again hopefully in the next year, but for longer next time.
Go book with them, I can promise you that you will be happy you did and will go and book again!
Wedding in St John, no problem aboard Quest!!!
What could be better than a wedding in St. John? Well staying on this gorgeous boat with you guys!
(Don´t tell Lizzy I said that :)
I think we´ve made friends this week that we´ll know for a lifetime and I think we should do this every year! Thank you both for showing us your little slice of heaven. Thank you Chris for letting my husband sail again. He couldn´t be happier. We will be back!
Taber Wedding - Maryalice, Barb, Rob
Quest is the way to travel!!!
Chris and Nikki, what a terrific charter! We had such an awesome time; from the amazing meals, beautiful locations and fantastic snorkeling to the education on sailing, exploration of the islands and the friendships we created. There is no better way to travel and no better people to spend it with. You know all the best places to go! Thanks for the great food, great drinks, great conversations and one of the absolute best vacations ever. Rest up, we will be back!!
Sue & Otto
Mark & Stacy
The FUN Girls Trip
We had an AWESOME time!!
We loved the flexibility and all the extras. It was sooo relaxing and fun. The meals were sooo delicious and creative. Nikki was so nice to accommodate our ´plant based with a side of bacon on everything´ diet request. lol. Even in rough seas we had smooth sailing. Thank you both for such a great time in the BVI. We´ll be back.
Amanda ´the FUN girls trip´ Pearson, Lisa, Sheris, & Melissa
QUEST IN PARADISE!
We´ve just had the most wonderful stay aboard QUEST for 6 days of paradise. From the swimming, bathing and snorkeling in crystal clear waters to exploring the Caves at Norman Island (rumored to be the very same written about in the book Treasure Island!) The real treasure here is this huge yacht and the attentive, knowledgeable crew. Captain Chris and Chef Nikki are just the right combination of great fun hosts and worker bees in the background making all our days wonderful while we just relax, eat, drink and indulge in the islands. The food was AMAZING and our favorite cocktails seem to magically appear just when we thought we might want one :) The Yacht itself is absolutely gorgeous. It´s huge to begin with but the layout was more spacious than I´d have expected. This isn´t the cookie-cutter production boats we´ve seen in the past - it´s a custom classic and just feels special. We just loved every minute of it. Thank you!
BEAUTIFUL QUEST CATAMARAN
I will never forget the days of pure bliss we spent sailing and diving the British Virgin Islands on the beautiful Catamaran Quest with our friends and gracious hosts, Captain Chris and Chef Nikki. The yacht was extraordinarily comfortable. Our cabin was roomier than I could have imagined and we slept the sweetest sleep and woke up to the most beautiful sunrises. What a feeling to start the day with a refreshing swim and Nikki´s amazing breakfast! Chris and Nikki took us to some incredible secret diving sites that were teeming with fish and healthy coral. I am an underwater photographer and always looking for abundant and healthy marine life. We really appreciated how well Quest was set up for divers. The aft diving deck is roomy and a great place to easily get into dive gear. Entry and exit was super easy, which was much appreciated by this lazy diver with creaky knees. In between dives we ate so much of Nikki´s gourmet cooking, took naps on the big trampoline up front, listened to favorite music on a great sound system, went ashore and explored the different islands. It was just The ultimate relaxation trip! The two things that really sets Quest apart from other charter catamarans is that Quest is surprisingly well laid out making the onboard experience unusually comfortable, even with a group of 6 passengers. Secondly, the crew, Nikki and Chris, are, besides being true professionals, some of the nicest, most easygoing, warm, fun and welcoming people we ever met! They did absolutely everything to keep us in a zone of pure bliss throughout the entire charter. If you get a chance to spend some time on beautiful Quest, do not hesitate! This is a unique experience quite in a class by itself, a euphoric dream that surpassed all our expectations. We can´t wait to go back again!
Sept 22nd 2016
ABSOLUTELY LOVED QUEST!!!
I went on the Quest with my boyfriend and we absolutely loved it! We traveled around the USVI´s and the BVI´s and had a new experience everyday. We had the opportunity to scuba dive, explore caves, relax on the beach, experience the towns on land, and so much more. Nikki and Chris were wonderful hosts, not to mention the food was delicious! They were incredibly knowledgeable about the islands and were very accommodating. To top it all off, there was an entire family of dolphins that were riding on the waves from bow of the boat to welcome us home to St Croix on our last day. This trip was unlike any other and an invaluable experience.
Aug 26th 2016
I would have never dreamed of taking a trip like this and now I cant wait to do another. The catamaran was beautiful, extremely comfortable and well appointed. I had never slept on a boat and was a little anxious about it, but sleeping was great.The Crew, Nikki and Chris started out as strangers and I now consider them friends. The views were over the top amazing every day of the trip just got better and better and when you thought it couldn´t get any more serene than this, something else would come in to view. From the fish to the snorkeling, to the islands and then the food. All I can say is WOW! If you ever get the chance to take a trip on Quest don´t pass it up. It´s a once in a lifetime experience that no one should miss.