Cruising Area of Silent Wings
Silent Wings Description
Silent Wings a 2009 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54 DS, is a fully coded high specification yacht with a visible ´wow´ factor, offering smart and comfortable accommodation.
Charter magnificent Silent Wings and let civilization disappear beyond the horizon. Enjoy a flexible choice of destinations and itineraries in the Grenadines, either for long days of sailing or shorter hops to spend more hours anchored of palm-fringed beaches or deserted atolls.
From the moment you step aboard, the elegance and luxury of Silent Wings will bewitch you. You can relax and enjoy a complimentary first night Rum Punch sitting on the roomy deck admiring the stars, and be sure that Captain Stephen and Mate/Chef Sally will be on hand to give a unique and highly personalized service.
Silent Wings is a spacious, fully air-conditioned yacht, and accommodates four guests and two crew in three cabins. The Stateroom located at the bow (front) of the yacht consists of cabin DVD player and ensuite bathroom, electric flush toilets and showers. The remaining two cabins are located at the stern (rear) of the yacht, and offer exceptional headroom, each with ensuite bathrooms and cabin DVD players. All guests will have access to the luxury saloon and an extensive onboard entertainment system.
Sallys wonderful culinary skills will provide a varied menu, with many home-made foods that reflects local fare. Guests also have a choice of drinks on board as well as the opportunity to experience some local bars, restaurants and beach barbecues.
Stephen and Sally are both qualified captains. Whether you are a novice or an advanced sailor, Stephen is always enthusiastic, patient and delighted to provide hands-on sailing instruction and tips.
The Mission of Silent Wings is to give guests a cruise to remember, taking home memories of exhilarating sailing, luxurious accommodation, delicious home cooked meals, exotic bays and anchorages and a real taste of the Grenadines.
Stateroom forward 7 x 6ft ensuite with walk in shower
Double OR twin aft 7 x 6ft (or 7 x 3ft twins) with wet heads
Electric fans in both cabins
Salon and Cabin headroom 6.6ft
1 Hairdryer on board for guest´s use
Rear Deck Shower with Hot / cold water
Casual sailing instruction offered.
Beautiful organic Aromatika toiletry products complimentary for guests Onboard Yoga and massage-based ´De-stress and Relax sessions´ helps to ensure complete relaxation.
2 Stand up Paddleboards
Silent Wings Crew Profile
CAPTAIN STEPHEN ELLYATT
Steve was born in the countryside of Essex, England, the youngest of three sisters and a brother. His earliest memories were family boating adventures that nurtured two passions; his love of sailing and of humankind. “My father was a yachtsman, and I remember sailing from the time I was two years old. Ever since then, the sea has been in my blood. I have taken every opportunity to go to sea in any boat! The ocean is always fascinating, by day and by night!”
While Steve’s father worked in Zambia, Africa, during his school years, Steve was educated in England. He attended boarding schools and finishing school. He excelled at sports; rugger, squash, high jump, javelin, and continued playing competitive league cricket until 2005, achieving excellent results every year. Many school vacations were spent in Zambia, and later Steve worked there as an assistant farm manager. In 1980, Steve launched his professional career as an officer in the Metropolitan Police Force of London. He was distinguished in police service until his retirement in 2011. After 30 years of helping humankind, he was free to pursue his other great passion, life on the sea.
In addition to accolades as an officer and a lifetime of sailing experience, Steve has a lengthy list of marine certifications. Guests aboard Silent Wings are in extremely capable hands. Steve is also a superb host. He and his amazing wife, Sally, have been sharing their beloved Caribbean with discriminating charter guests for nearly a decade. Steve says, “Our philosophy is to host a high-quality bespoke charter service with discreet attentiveness, and interactive where appropriate.” Guests say, “Words can’t begin to describe how much we enjoyed our days sailing with you! It truly was beyond our wildest dreams and expectations.”
CHEF SALLY ELLYATT
Sally was born in Kiombi, Tanzania, and lived in Africa, the U.K. and Portugal as a child. Her father worked for the British Foreign Office of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in East Africa, advising on local needs. Sally says, “My first experience with boats was in dugout canoes, where hippos are the main risk in the water!” They returned to the U.K. when she turned six, but the connection to water played an important family role forever after.
Sally was educated in England. After achieving an Honors Degree in Economics from Kent At Canterbury University, she accepted a corporate position in London. Three years later, Sally and Steve’s daughter Charlotte was born, with a potentially fatal allergy to nuts. In an effort to remain with her, Sally completed a post-graduate Montessori Teaching qualification and opened her first of four Children’s Nursery/Preschools. Today, Sally’s charter guests benefit from her many years of research and dedication to well-being and special needs. Her expertise in diet and nutrition, and training in Reiki, massage, aromatherapy massage and yoga, allows her to offer guests a vacation of exquisite meals and blissful relaxation.
In addition to Sally’s coursework in nutrition, provisioning and cookery, she is an expert mariner. She has completed courses for RYA Day Skipper, RYA Coastal Skipper, Sea Survival and First Aid. She happily teaches guests to trim the sails, or stand upright on a paddleboard. However, her greatest passion is sourcing (straight from the farm) and preparing fresh, organic meals. She says, “I bake all our bread and make all our jams and preserves. I bake banana bread, coconut cake and so on!” With all that fabulous food, it’s a good thing that for most guests, swimming a few pre-breakfast laps around SILENT WINGS in the balmy Caribbean Sea is also absolutely delicious!
CAPTAIN STEVE ELLYATT
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST SAILING EXPERIENCE?
Rigging up a bathtub with an oar as a mast and a blanket as a sail and pushing off down a river.
IS THERE ONE SPECIAL PORT YOU´D LIKE TO REVISIT?
I´d like to revisit Nuka Hiva in French Polynesia, mid Pacific, a verdant mountainous island where the ancient Peruvians landed many centuries ago.
WHAT MAKES YOU A GREAT CHARTER CAPTAIN?
As one of our guests commented, I sensitively manage guests and expectations which is a key component of being a great charter captain. Preventative maintenance, exceptionally high standards of presentation, and being minutely and discreetly alert to guests needs at all times makes for trouble- free charters. Nothing is too much trouble.
WHAT IS THE FAVORITE TOY ONBOARD?
I could say the stand-up paddle boards or the snorkeling gear, but best of all is the fishing gear, with which I recently landed a 20kg Wahoo measuring 5´6´ long! Take a look at our photos!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPOT IN THE GRENADINES?
Petit Tabac, where charter guests can feel that they are on their own special paradise island. Very romantic!
WHO WOULD YOU BE THRILLED TO HAVE ABOARD?
Keira Knightly, because she could show me where the rum is hidden on Petit Tabac!
CHEF SALLY ELLYATT
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A CHEF?
Born and brought up in Africa, I developed a love of locally sourced ingredients. I am passionate about using fresh produce in my cooking. That maximizes taste, aroma and of course nutritional value.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CULINARY STYLE?
It would be a shame to be in the Caribbean and not to make the most of the wealth of wonderful flavors and aromas available. I use locally sourced foods to create the menu. Organic Grenada chocolate, nutmeg and ginger, fresh fruits and herbs, fresh caught yellow fin tuna and wahoo, the list is huge, but the key is everything is fresh, from local producers of consistent quality. The result is delicious, as you can see from our testimonials!
DO YOU CATER TO SPECIAL DIETS?
Absolutely! I have personal experience with special diets. My daughter has a serious peanut allergy. Also, I previously managed the kitchens for a group of four children´s nurseries. However, the challenge in the Caribbean is proper provisioning, so I ask for as much advance notice as possible.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPOT IN THE GRENADINES?
There are so many beautiful and unique bays, islands and coves, that only a smaller yacht can access. Anse La Roche is a favorite bay in Carriacou, with room for only a couple of yachts, and SILENT WINGS is usually the only one there It is a paradise for snorkeling and swimming, watching iguanas stroll along the beach, and turtles who come to lay their eggs.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?
I am passionate about well-being. The menus and aromatherapy products that we have specially made for SILENT WINGS in Devon, UK, reflect this. I am certified in Reiki, massage, and aromatherapy. I also adore horses and own two international show jumpers in training in the UK. Travel is in my blood and I adore meeting people from around the world.
WHO WOULD YOU BE THRILLED TO HAVE ABOARD?
I would love to host a group of young songwriters or artists on a cruise of the Grenadines with a view to provide a creative opportunity. Music and artwork that reflect and share with others, the beauty and uniqueness of the islands.
Silent Wings Calendar
Silent Wings Bookings
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Apr 30, 2018||Apr 01, 2019||Unavailable: Grenadines, West Indies* to Grenadines, West Indies*|
Silent Wings Rates / week
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax|
Yacht terms: All Inclusive
Silent Wings Rates / week
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax|
Yacht terms: All Inclusive
The prices shown are always for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. 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.
Get more information about All Inclusive or send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Silent Wings.
Silent Wings Guest Reviews
January 2018 - Our Honeymoon Charter
Thank you for a fabulous couple of days! We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our mini sailing adventure – the islands, the hospitality and the comfort of the boat were just perfect. You have been wonderful and we’re so happy to have joined you as part of our honeymoon.
Nigel and Hannah
January 2018 - Fantastic Experience!
Fantastic experience, hosted by an excellent crew who catered for our every need. Having some Sailing experience, it was a privilege to watch such a professional Skipper and First Mate in action. Beyond the Sailing, the food and drink on board was exceptional. Thank you both for a great time.
Colin and Kay
January 2018 - An Amazing Time!
Thank you Steve and Sally for an amazing virgin Sailing experience in the Caribbean. We had an amazing time and enjoyed your hospitality and readiness to always accommodate our needs during this fabulous experience on the Silent Wings Yacht. Great start to 2018 on your yacht! Thank you!
Karike and Nathi
December 2017 to January 2018 - Trip of a Lifetime!
Well, AMAZING, would be a start.... really was the trip of a lifetime... we had an absolutely blast. Sally and Steve were amazing, what a great combination for that role. They both went out of the way to make it a very special trip. Crystal and I and our guests cannot say enough good things about the trip. It really was very special and we loved spending time with Sally and Steve.
For me the most amazing thing was how good the food was despite the challenges in provisioning in the islands. Sally was a spectacular chef.
In any trip there are positives and negatives, but honestly, for this one, I cannot think of anything that could have been done better, or differently... it was perfect from start to finish....
December ‘17/January ‘18 - Truley Magical!
Dear Sally and Steve, our experience onboard Silent Wings has been truly magical. If we did it over again, there is not one thing we would change. Your company is delightful. Every moment was elevated by your kindness and passion for life on/off the water. Thank you for sharing your Christmas and New Years!
Dear Sally and Steve, you were wonderful hosts. This has been an unforgettable holiday. The food was out of this world and I felt looked after and cared for every moment of every day. I appreciated the wealth of information, the good humour and the excellent company. Thank you!
Dear Sally and Steve – perfect mix of adventure and leisure and safety. Perfect food, hospitality on a beautiful yacht. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Another gorgeous 2 weeks aboard the luxurious Silent Wings. A boat where the service is first class and the experiences unique and special every day. Thank you so much for all your thoughtfulness, care and attention.
Julie and Steve
Beyond our Wildest Dreams!!
Steve & Sally,
Words can’t begin to describe how much we enjoyed our 10 days sailing with you! It truly was beyond our wildest dreams and expectations. You are both truly special people and we will not only miss the “carrib”, but also your company and a friendship we will always keep with us!! We say goodbye for now, but know we will be back!!
Thank you very much!
My 50th Birthday experience!
Steve & Sally, our newest dearest friends!
Words cannot express our gratitude (which is as deep as that big blue sea) for how special of a trip you have created for my 50th birthday “experience”. Please do come to beautiful Bavaria. XOXO
Martin & Stacey
March 2017 - Wonderful!
For me, another wonderful time in the Caribbean; the islands are just as wonderful as I remember 28 years ago. Fortunately little has changed. Long may it remain so! Sorry, one thing has changed. The wind!! I loved the sailing and Tim put up with it for me. Both Steve and Sally love sailing and one cannot but feel safe with them. Wonderful professional sailors; totally safe with them whatever the wind. Steve and Sally couldn´t do enough for us. They were wonderful hosts. Thank you. Another ´thank-you´ to Steve; I had what I call a ´sheep dog´ rounding me up and checking on me in the water. It was very reassuring for Tim.
Tim and Jean
February 2017 - First Class!
Experience of a lifetime. All kinds of weather. 5* cooking. First class sailing and hospitality.
Peter and Birgitte
February 2017 - Fantastic!
What a fantastic way to explore the Grenadines aboard a luxury 54 foot yacht. You are the most generous of hosts and very skillfully guided us around the most beautiful islands from Grenada to Bequia. We were always in safe hands and were spoiled with wonderful food, potent rum punches and their wonderful company! Thank you so much!
Chris and Sarah
January 2017 - A Wonderful Adventure!
Steve and Sally, what a wonderful adventure with you and Sally and John Parrot. I don´t think that I have ever relaxed so completely. The boat was magnificent! The sailing, the food and the company were exquisite! Thank you for all your hard work, we are so grateful! Sending blessings and love, Mary
Mary and Chip
January 2017 - Outstanding!
Outstanding voyage. Your hospitality put us ´Southerners´ to shame. Thanks for the trip of a lifetime.
John and Sally
January 2017 - Fabulous Honeymoon!
There are not enough superlatives to describe ´Silent Wings´ and Sally and Steve´s kindness, professionalism and charm. We were lucky enough to be aboard last year (28.12.16) and got engaged. We came back for our honeymoon. Sailing, watching the world go by at 7 knots, and actually gybing (!!) twice, is just fabulous. Superlatives are simply not enough; thank you so much.
Andrew and Sarah
December 2016 - Wonderful!
Thank you for having us. You made this holiday wonderful; loved the meals and my parents loved the drinks.
Coco, Leo, Oscar, Sara and Sean
December 2016 - Fabulous!
Dear Skipper Steve and Mrs Skipper Sally, Can´t thank you enough for your wonderful guidance and hospitality. We had a fabulous five days as a family, thanks to you both for organizing our days, for our utmost comfort and enjoyment. Our true introduction to sailing was quite an adventure, we enjoyed every bit of it (even the rolly bits!) and Antoine chirped up in between his seasickness (smiley face). The boat is true luxury, the homemade food truly delicious and the sailing truly ´awesome´. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! a bientot.
The V. Family
July 2016 - Excellent Adventure!
204 miles, 5 countries and 9 days of sailing bliss!
Dearest Sally and Steve, thank you for making our dream happen. You so graciously accepted our charter, and then took our vision of this holiday to new heights! It was such a wonderful balance of adventure sailing and restful enjoyment of 5 different countries; then all taken to a level of luxury and excellence that is unsurpassed!
Somehow, you met our dietary restrictions and stilled whipped up spectacular meals and cocktails! I would like to say that the clean eating was the highlight of the trip, but then there was the yoga on deck, the deck cushions and the sunbathing, the snorkeling, and of course, the sporty sailing and repeated gulley washes! You two have been the perfect balance of kind, hospitable, professional, competent and fun. We will forever treasure this trip and are hoping to meet up again soon to sail yet more parts of this lovely with y,all.
Alan and Allison
June 2016 - Memories to last a Lifetime!
Thanks to our amazing Captain Steve and First Mate Sally for a sailing adventure from Grenada all the way north to the BVI. What an exciting opportunity for Paul to sail on his dream boat with all the trimmings! I thoroughly enjoyed the luxury and delicious food whipped up so easily by Sally´s scrumptious feasts! The memories of the blue coves discovered by Silent Wings with cold bubbly and great snorkeling, are memories to last a lifetime!
Karin and Paul
March 2016 - Our Honeymoon!
Many thanks, Sally, Steve. Our honeymoon was absolutely spectacular. Our time on Silent Wings was just perfect. Both of you provided an exceptional experience and we appreciate your dedication to excellence..we will share our experiences with everyone back home. Thank you!
Chris and Darcy
February 2016 - Over the Top!
Karl & I enjoyed a wonderful time on the Silent Wings yacht, especially the extraordinary hospitality and kindness that they showed to us. Our every need was accommodated (except in the failing winds) very unusual for January, we are told).
The ´over-the-top: service included a ´Rube Goldberg´ engineering invention developed and implemented especially for our comfort by Steve and Sally! Karl, whose background is in marine engineering was very impressed by the extraordinary maintenance of the boat and all of the safety precautions in place! Kudos to Sally for her excellent cuisine and organic cosmetic products and to the incredible elf who always made up and maintained our cabin the second we left it! Amazing!
Patricia and Karl
New Years Eve 2016
Thank you for making out first sailing holiday together such a wonderful experience; the bays and the beauty are beyond description; and being proposed to on Petit Rameau on New Year´s Eve was the icing on the cake! Looking forward to our next trip with you already!
Sarah and Andrew
Special finishing Touches on Silent Wings for Guests
Personalized Towels and Linens
Aromatika products for Guests
Be Pampered on Silent Wings!
6-10 April 2015
List of amazing things: Sally´s coconut cake, Sally´s coconut sauce, Sally´s bread, Steve´s rum collection!!!! Thank you!!!
26 March - 2 April 2015
Sally and Steve made our time on board truly enjoyable. Their positive and laid back attitude makes Silent Wings a tranquil environment, creating a great Caribbean experience!
3-7 March 2015 Grenadines
So good to come back and experience new bays and islands on the Silent Wings. Hospitality refined to a beautiful art and that´s what our trip was. Delicious and fresh meals. Excellent conversation and company. Nothing compares to the Caribbean and Silent Wings. Thank you again
Clayton and Maggie
Honeymoon 12-22 January 2015 in Grenadines
Guestbook on Silent Wings:
Wow! Amazing! Great hosts, great food, great islands. Holiday of a lifetime! Steve and Sally make you feel welcome from the time you join the boat to the minute you leave. Along the way they take you to the most amazing places on earth!! Already saving the pennies for next year!
Thank you Sally and Steve for the most amazing honeymoon. It has been an unbelievable experience. We couldnt have been looked after better, great hosts and great company. Fabulous islands to visit. You couldnt have made our experience any better. Thanks again. Hope to see you very soon.
Feedback to broker:
Steve and Sally were the perfect hosts from start to finish. Their competency in sailing the yacht was obvious, we always felt completely safe even when the conditions were less than perfect, the sailing was excellent and great fun!
Sally´s home cooked food was excellent as was the hospitality, special mention to the rum punch ´sundowners´
The yacht is a beauty, the master cabin was spacious and the attention to detail throughout is a credit to them, it is obvious they take great pride in keeping her in excellent condition.
We were on our honeymoon and were pampered from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble, from taking us snorkelling, to dropping us off on a deserted beach to ferrying us to a waterside restaurant, we were made to feel very special.
Thoroughly recommended! Phil and Diane
Cleanliness of the yacht - 10
Comfort of the yacht -10
Food quality - 10
Drinks - 10
Crew friendliness and professionalism - 10
Crew competence - 10
Overall experience - 10
I would recommend this yacht for a romantic getaway and couples retreat.
31st January - 7 Feb Grenadines
Dear Sally and Steve
It is hard to believe we are disembarking after eight glorious days on Silent Wings. We have always wanted to explore the Grenadines and the Grenada Islands.
Silent Wings sailed beautifully through any condition. Thank you for letting Bill share the helm and lines, a true joy for him. You were most gracious hosts. The yacht is in perfect condition, our stateroom even more luxurious. The Islands so charming and varied, beautiful, unspoiled.
Wonderful meals were a delight. Fresh, local ingredients were such a treat. Tuna caught from the boat could not have been better. In June, when we celebrate #40 we will think of our champagne we shared with you on the Tobago Cays with grilled lobster, tuna and veggie.
A sincere thank you for all you have done to make our trip so delightful and memorable. Hugs to you both.´ J & B
Note from Broker:
Bill said they had a wonderful time with you both.
Fabulous hosts, amazing yacht, delightful food, living the dream!´
Ian and W Mc-M.
20-30 November 2014 - 10 days in Grenadines
Steve and Sally are the perfect hosts. Extremely friendly, professional, competent and CALM at everything, from sailing in touch weather to fishing, snorkeling and more importantly, providing home-cooked delicious food and rum punch.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our sailing holiday on this beautiful luxurious yacht. We loved the sailing, catching fish (mahi Mahi and barracuda) and eating it; seeing iguanas, swimming with turtles (Wow!) and watching the fish in the underwater lights at night! Amazing times and such fun. We loved tips on sailing and Sally is an amazingly patient teacher of tying knots etc. So patient!
Such an overwhelmingly magical trip. I/we cannot recommend a holiday on board Silent Wings enough
Mike & Ruth
Silent Wings offers an extraordinary experience of luxury and adventure. Our days aboard with Steve and Sally were spent laughing and feasting. Exploring the Islands was such a pleasure with guides that opened doors to places unavailable to us previously....´luxury cruising´....´unparalleled service´...thank you!´
Clayton & Maggie C.
Bequia November 2014
We have had the most amazing experience ever! Steve and Sally are amazing hosts, they work so hard to ensure that your every need is attended to. The sailing is exciting and their knowledge and experience means you feel you are in the best hands.
The cooking is wonderful, varied and healthy, and sometimes I think you can even catch you own fish, although we were not so lucky this time!
Plus the islands are beautiful, the water so clear. We loved swimming with the turtles and over the amazing reefs with so many colourful fish. I had never snorkeled before so learning to do that made the whole underwater experience even more amazing.
The vacation has been an amazing 10th wedding anniversary, 50th and 40th birthdays.
Thank you Steve and Sally we will definitely be recommending you to all our friends and anyone interested in visiting the Caribbean and travelling in luxury. Lunch on the beach in Bequia was wonderful!
Jerry and Lucy
10 days in the Grenadines including Mustique 2014
´I´m struggling to find the words to say how much we truly enjoyed ourselves. It was so so special, 10 days of heaven. Quite simply THE BEST HOLIDAY we have EVER experienced! You both work so hard to make ours and everyone else´s time with you a magical experience. Your boat is exceptional, immaculate and luxurious and may I add...THE CLASSIEST BOAT in the Caribbean. We felt honoured to be aboard such a beauty. Steve is an amazing skipper and Sally a fabulous chef - making us the most gorgeous meals - healthy and tasty - Sally ´Dragon´s Den´ for you and your wonderful preserves! To summarise....10 days SPENT IN HEAVEN. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! All our love and see you next year!´
Lucy & Rob
THANK YOU! The holiday of a lifetime with many exceptional and unforgettable experiences. A luxury yacht run by two passionate and dedicated people whose only aim is to offer you the trip of a lifetime.....we don´t want to go home!´
Steve, Julie and Georgia A.
Sailing in Grenadines
Most tranquil relaxing few days I have spent in a long time. Came away feeling rejuvenated and refreshed...can´t wait to come again´
Short Charter in Grenadines 2014
Silent Wings´ is without doubt the best looking yacht in the a grenadines! We´ve had an amazing couple of days at sea and could not be happier with our ´sailing-the-Grenadines´ experience!! The yacht is absolutely immaculate and Sally and Steve are amazing, very professional and Sooo lovely! We can´t wait to board again!´
Carl & Ulla H.
Sailing and Kite Surfing in January 2014
What a fantastic, luxurious yacht! Fabulous hospitality, great sailing and you even provided glorious weather´
Mike & Ruth W.
Awesome yacht....particularly the James Bond Master Cabin!´
Helen & Charles
Sail to Mustique
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