Sea Esta Description

Sail crystal clear waters, snorkel coral reefs, explore uninhabited islands, or just relax to another beautiful sunset. Sea Esta offers the best in large, open decks and spaces for lounging, including a comfortable indoor salon, a breeze-filled flybridge with seating for 10, and the fun forward netted space to experience sailing firsthand. Sea Esta accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and hanging closets. Part of the yachts unique layout includes two queen cabins on the main deck, each with access to a semi-private patio. The stairway down to the starboard side of the yacht brings you to two spacious queen cabins. The stairway down to the port side aft brings you to the fifth cabin which offers two twin beds. This room is excellent for siblings, teenagers, friends, or adults who prefer their own bed. *Crew occupy the forward queen cabin on port side, but can relocate to the double twin cabin upon request. Please give advanced notice to your Crew if requesting all 5 queen cabins

Cruising Area of Sea Esta

Pref. Pick-upYHG
Other Pick-upSTT, SXM
Summer PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI


Wash Basins5
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads5
Accommodation Details
The five guest staterooms each offer private en-suite heads and shower stalls. Beds include memory foam mattress toppers and memory foam pillows with cooling gel inserts. Each stateroom has a hanging closet and drawers for clothing.
Upper cabins 60x79 each

Bed Measurements in inches:
Lower fwd cabins 58x79 each
Two bed cabin (port aft lower) 29x78 each
Lower stbd aft cabin 58x79


Length58 Feet
Beam28 Feet
Draft5.8 Feet
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Guest SmokeAft sugar scoops only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeWater Safe
Water MakerYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Turnaround48 hours
Onboard WIFI

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)15´
Dinghy Hp50HP
Dinghy Pax12
Adult WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle3
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderAft
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeLight Tackle
Fishing Rods2
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
6x18’ Floating Mat
Inflatable Flamingo
Bocce Ball
Board Games
Wake Skate
Inflatable Flamingo & Parrot
JBL Waterproof speakers x 2
4 Yoga Mats
Inflatable Unicorn

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Num Divers10


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
Recent Upgrades:

New Air Conditioning system
New Flybridge lighting
New Fusion Stereo System with speakers throughout & Bluetooth capability.


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Make Purified Drinking WaterYes
Re-Usable Water BottlesYes
Other Green Initiatives
Organic/Locally Grown Produce When Available. SPF 50 Reef Safe Sunscreen, Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash provided for guest use.

Sea Esta Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainTerrance (Bubba) Gainan
LicenseUSCG 100T
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateAlly Hansen

Captain Bubba and Chef Ally form a dynamic maritime team with deep-rooted connections to the ocean. Bubba´s lifelong passion for water sports and his extensive experience as a Charter Captain reflect his commitment to exploration and adventure. Ally’s adventurous spirit, coupled with her culinary prowess, adds vibrancy to their journey. With Bubba´s navigational expertise and Ally’s culinary artistry, they continue to craft exceptional maritime experiences.

Bubba was born in the water. Surfing by the age of five, picking up a fishing pole shortly after and becoming fascinated with the ocean throughout his experiences. He bought a Hobie ´16 before he even had his driver´s license and was a state champion surfer for six years straight. The love and respect he has for the ocean is indescribably fascinating. He is a lover of life and people are drawn to the good energy he brings along with him wherever he explores.

Bubba is an experienced and professional Captain that boasts a wealth of worldwide experience. A waterman at heart that loves to explore and guide the world. Ready for an adventure at all times. Health and Happiness are his two biggest motivators.

“Love City Local”, Ally was born in Maine and raised right here in St John USVI. Ally shares her true passion, love, and knowledge for these islands with each one of her guests. As a certified sailing instructor, she strives to share those same experiences. Becoming a yacht chef has allowed her creative side shine and abilities grow.

Sea Esta Calendar

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Sea Esta Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Apr 20, 2024Apr 27, 2024Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
May 04, 2024May 11, 2024Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 29, 2024Jul 06, 2024Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI

Sea Esta Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $30,000
(normal rate)
High price: $33,000
(normal rate)

Sea Esta Special Offer!
Discount: 20%!
Offer: Sea Esta is offering 20% off charters taking place from now through July 2025. BVI and/or USVI. Excludes Christmas & New Years.
Old price: $30,000 - $33,000 / week
New price: $24,000 - $26,400 / week (Save: $6,000 - $6,600 / week)
Minimum nights: 6
Travel before: Jul/31/2025

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax10 Pax
2023/24 Winter$30,000$30,250$30,500$30,750$31,000$31,500$32,000$32,500$33,000
2024 Summer$30,000$30,250$30,500$30,750$31,000$31,500$32,000$32,500$33,000

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.


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.

Inquire for availability.

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

HALF-BOARD: Discount of $150 per person. Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense.
2/$29,700 3/$29,800 4/$29,900 5/$30,000 6/$30,100 7/$30,450 8/$30,800 9/$31,150 10/$31,500

LOCAL FARE: Discount of $75 per person. Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2/$29,850 3/$30,025 4/$30,200 5/$30,375 6/$30,550 7/$30,975 8/$31,400 9/$31,825 10/$32,250

7 night minimum. Rates are plus 10% for BVI.
CHRISTMAS: 1-10 pax @ $41,000 - must end no later than 12/26
NEW YEARS: 1-10 pax @ $44,000 - may not start prior to 12/27

Sea Esta Guest Reviews

March 2024

We have traveled quite a bit and this trip tops them all. We had the opportunity to charter a trimaran 20 years ago thinking nothing would match that experience, and this trip exceeded our expectations. The boat was comfortable with the ability for us to sleep in a cabin at salon level as we were nervous to go downstairs to our cabin.
The food was outstanding, with a touch of island flare. The boat felt like home by the end of the first day. There was plenty of room for our family to spread out with the flybridge, bedroom patio seating, outdoor dining table, and front trampolines, which our grandchildren loved.
We will definitely be back to Sea Esta!

-Carl and Eunice Frey

Amazing Time

We have been on cruises before, which we love. After this trip, we may not ever cruise again. We loved the personalized attention and the care the crew took to insure our children were safe, happy, and having fun every day!
Our kiddos ate foods they never would have eaten at home, and hiked trails that they talked about for days after we returned home. There was adventure around every corner, but relaxation if we chose. We saw the islands in ways that one can only reach by boat.
Thank you Sea Esta for an unforgettable week!

-John & Julie

January 2024

Ally & Bubbah,

I feel like I have known this crew forever. Their attention to details, safety, and fun are beyond what I imagined. Waking up every day to the sunrise, and spending days with an equal balance of relaxation and adventure was perfect!

-Dean & Jo Ash

Incredible Duo

We were lucky to get Captain Igor & Chef Meg. They went above & beyond to help our group have the most relaxing time. Loved the hidden gems we got to see and cannot say enough about the breakfast egg rolls!

Outstanding Crew

We had an absolute outstanding week sailing the USVI with Captain Igor and chef Meghan. Our family of five spent six days aboard. Over the period of time we were able to snorkel, kayak, and hike in both and St. Thomas & St. John. Each day is truly up to you, you can either be active or just lay on a float reading a book and sun baking in the sun. The food was plentiful and over the top. Meghan treated us to wonderful meals all week long. No one ever left the table hungry that is for sure! We cannot say enough great things of both captain Igor, and have Meghan. They were so kind and gracious, and treated us like we were royalty. If you are thinking about seeing the USVI from a different vantage point (by sea as opposed to land), we would highly recommend it. This trip will be something my family and I will remember for the rest of our lives!

Trip of a lifetime!

Chef Meghan Stuffed our bellies with three delightful meals a day and none were a letdown, Red snapper night was probably the best dinner we have had anywhere in the world. She uses locally sourced and environmentally conscious ingredients that serve as the basis for an enchanting story about the food before us. She also quickly adapts to even unstated preferences as her watchful eyes seek to maximize every element of her craft.

We can’t thank you enough for the greatest food we’ve ever had!
What an incredible week! Captain Igor and Chef Meg were the ABSOLUTE BEST! Had it not been for their combined local knowledge our trip would have been much different. The meals were fantastic and creative, which were welcomed after long days of exploring and enjoying the islands.

Chef Meghan

Meghan was extremely attentive to our every need. We appreciated her thoughtfulness and constant pursuit of our happiness. She is perfectly suited to the hospitality industry as she always made us feel at home on the boat. She always had a smile and a kind words. A very gracious and helpful host and eager to make our tummies happy & filled. You were a shining star of our week. Meghan, Thanks for the delicious gluten free meals, snacks and deserts. Your effort in providing me delicious meals is so appreciated. It was the best gluten free option that I have ever had on vacation. Your attention to detail and flavors were wonderful. Loved your pretty food.