Cruising Area of Slivochka

Pref. Pick-upTortola, BVI
Other Pick-upSt Thomas/YHG
Summer PortBritish Virgins
Winter PortBVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Slivochka Description

Slivochka has a spacious salon with galley up where are the delicious meals are made. Dining is on the aft deck where you can enjoy the view and the fresh sea air. Plenty of lounging and wet bar so a cold beverage is never too far away. Large SKY LOUNGE on salon roof where guests love to suntan or sit with their captain while sailing. A favorite spot to enjoy happy hour treats and one of the Captains delicious cocktails.

Enjoy all the best places in the Virgin Islands onboard Slivochka

Specification

Length59 Feet
Beam29.1 Feet
Draft4.6 Feet
Built2012
RefitAnnually
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Nude ChartersYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch17
Guest SmokeOnly on Aft deck.
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeAll Kids Welcome!
InverterYes
Voltages220v
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity1000 liters
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes-13.5 kwh
Max Speed10 knots
Cruising Speed8 knots
Fuel Consumption2 US Gall/Hr
RangeNA
Turnaround48 hour
Engines2 X Volvo D3 110 inboard engines - 13.5kw Onan generator - 2 X 6 man Viking Life Rafts - EPIRB system - Iridium Satellite phone - Garmin GPS
Communications
Great Wifi coverage in 95% of BVI areas, available for emailing, facebook and business requirements. Preferable no streaming of music or video´s. For important sporting occasions we will do our best to accommodate.

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew2
Queen4
Showers4
Wash Basins4
Heads4
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
3 large queen cabins and an enlarged master cabin, all with walk around queen size beds, all fully en suite.. FULL A/C throughout the yacht.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
CDsna
Board GamesYes
Books12
CamcorderYes
Other Entertainment
We love to have children aboard! For our younger kids we set up a kiddies kingdom in their cabin, filled with an array of toys, activities and games. Equally we have many household name board game, puzzles, ping pong and interests for our more mature guests.

We are also equipped with:

- Barista set up with a superb coffee machine.
- 2 outdoor ice boxes filled with drinks to choose from.
- Outdoor full service bar with exciting cocktails (and virgin cocktails) to choose from.
- Outdoor bar fridge and ice machine.
- Ping-pong table
- High quality Cannon 7D to capture your special moments with ALL of you in the picture.
- USB to take home all the pictures with you.
- Outdoor portable waterproof speaker system to take ashore or in the tender.

Cuisine

Din-inYes
Special DietsYes
KosherYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)14.4ft RIB
Dinghy Hp70
Dinghy Pax8
Adult WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Snorkel Gear12
TubeYes
Wake BoardYes
2-Man Kayak2
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderOn Transoms
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling rods & Light rods
Fishing Rods4
Under Water CamYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Other Toys:
- 1 X Floating Island (with seating for 8 adults, cup holders and central ice box.
- 2 X Stand up Paddle Boards
- Various beach games and activities.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
LicenseMaster
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Num Divers8
Dives/Week3 included
Diving Info
Slivochka now offers diving onboard. We do not have gear onboard yet but will be renting gear prior to the arrival of the guests. First three dives included in the charter fee plus the cost of gear rental.
Dive Costs
On Request.

Slivochka Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Crew Pet TypeNone
Captain
CaptainDylan Fairfield
NationalitySouth Africa
Born1988
SpeaksFluent in English (only language spoken)
Years Sailing5
Years Chartering3
LicenseMCA/RYA Yacht Master Offshore 200GT, PADI Dive Master
Crew
CrewGi Van Zyl
NationalitySouth Africa
Years Sailing10
Years Chartering3
LicenseThe Capital Culinary School Diploma in Professional Cookery


Captain Dylan and Chef Gi have an enthusiasm and passion for life on the water. With their easy going charm and love of hospitality, your trip aboard its sure to be that of a lifetime!

Dylan guides you to perfect bays and secret spots, pairing your expectations and his knowledge to make exploring the Islands all the more enjoyable. Nothing is too much for any of his guests, be that sun tanning on the flybridge with a cocktail in hand, or getting you involved in sailing Slivochka. Dylan grew up sailing the Indian and Atlantic Oceans with his family, totaling 20 000 NM over six years, having left his home of South Africa at age 6. Fully qualified and commercially endorsed as a MCA/RYA Yacht Master Offshore 200GT, he has a full STCW and is a certified PADI Dive Master.

Gi grew up in Mozambique, a country on the east coast of Africa, famous for its tropical beaches, fresh seafood and Portuguese influences. At 16 years old she began leading guests on private safari tours where she specialized in identifying birds and expanded on her knowledge and love of animals. Later on she would discover her interest in local and international cooking, learning from seasoned chefs operating within the Safari. In 2017 she made the decision to advance her skills by completing the Capital Culinary School Diploma in Professional Cookery, affording her the opportunity to return to Mozambique to delight guests with her refined culinary skills. She now looks forward to welcoming you aboard Slivochka and creating delicious meals for you and your friends and family.

Both Dylan and Gi enjoy families and children, and aim to maximize the fun and adventure in each charter, whilst providing a relaxed atmosphere for you to unwind. They great at creating a vibe and throwing a party, perfect for couples or those looking to visit in island style! They believe that attention to detail and personal touches make all the difference! This is part of what sets them up as a top crew in the Islands.

They both look forward to making this vacation everything you hope for...

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Slivochka Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Dec 07, 2019Dec 15, 2019Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Dec 29, 2019Jan 05, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jan 23, 2020Jan 30, 2020Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 02, 2020Feb 09, 2020Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Feb 15, 2020Feb 21, 2020Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Yacht Haven Grand
Feb 23, 2020Mar 01, 2020Booked: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay
Mar 03, 2020Mar 09, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Mar 14, 2020Mar 21, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 04, 2020Apr 11, 2020Booked: Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI to Yacht Haven Grand
Apr 12, 2020Apr 19, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jun 06, 2020Jun 13, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand
Jul 11, 2020Jul 18, 2020Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand

Slivochka Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $21,000
(normal rate)
High price: $26,500
(normal rate)

Slivochka Special Offer!
Xmas Special!
Offer: Slivochka is now offering a 7 night Christmas week at her normal 8 pax rate of $26,500 (instead of the Christmas Rate of $33,000). Yacht Haven ports please.
Minimum nights: 7
Travel between: Dec/18/2019 - Dec/28/2019

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax
2019/20 Winter$23,000$24,000$24,500$25,000$25,500$26,000$26,500

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 Slivochka.

Slivochka Guest Reviews

Virgin Islands Charter June 12, 2019 Charter

We had an amazing time! The boat was very well appointed and perfectly
accommodated our group. Dylan and Isabella were incredible. They were
knowledgeable, interesting, professional and just fun to be around. Bella is an
amazing chef and all of her food was delicious. We were all baffled by how she
cooked such gourmet meals in such a small space. Dylan did an excellent job
leading our dives and providing a fun and safe environment for all.

This really is an incredible vacation for anyone. It is so relaxing, rejuvenating and
a genuine break for day to day life.

The meals were so delicious that one of the kids wanted to propose to Bella! The
food was perfect. Bella did an amazing job working around the needs of
someone with a nut allergy and a pescatarian. The meals were interested and
beautifully presented. She was very mindful of our preference sheet.

The yacht was beautiful. It was clean, well-maintained and well appointed. The
provided toiletries were high end and very much appreciated. Everyone loved the
Sun Bum sunscreen and it was soo nice not to bring all that along. The cabins
were comfortable and the AC was great. We loved sitting on the upper deck on
our sails. It would have been a bit nicer if there was a little more shade up there
but it was not a issues. It was nicely situated next to the captain and it provided
a nice opportunity to talk with Dylan and Bella while crossing. There were plenty
of other shaded options on the boat.
We loved the coffee machine, snacks and fruit that were always out and
available. It was also super helpful to have the ´lost & found´ basket and the
sunglasses basket. Great idea!
The games and books were also a nice touch.

Our diving was a highlight for our family. We did two dives that were very fun.
Dylan and Bella worked seamlessly to get the equipment out, get us oriented
and prepared for the dive. Dylan did a great job reviewing skills (especially for
our kids), the dive plan and signals before were dove. We loved both the Indians
Dive and the octopus wreck dive.

The pace was a perfect balance of relaxing and active. We loved swimming,
snorkeling, diving, reading, paddle boarding, playing games & hanging out. The
cruising gave us the perfect amount of downtime between all the fun.

March 2019

After Charter Survey

What was your first impression of the yacht? = Immaculate
Was advertised equipment onboard and in good condition? - Yes
Did the skipper/hostess make you feel welcome and comfortable onboard? - Yes
Did you feel free to choose activities? - Absolutely

Please provide specific comments regarding your skipper and hostess. - They were both wonderful! We planned out where we would go, dive etc. with Dylan. Isabella was an amazing cook! She took us snorkeling and made sure we were all together. This was our 3rd time doing this and our best trip by far.

Were the meals and beverages as you expected? - Yes, even better! The food and wine were amazing. They waited on us and took care of our boys when they were hungry in between meals.
If you made any special requests were they met? - Yes.

Was this your first visit to the BVI? - No, 3rd by boat

Would you recommend this yacht for a charter vacation? - Absolutely

Dominique Charter: 28th April - 6th May 2018

´We just returned from an amazing week long private charter in the BVIs on the Slivochka with Dylan as our captain and Isabella as our first mate/chef. It was one of my favorite vacations ever and first ever chartered yacht experience. Captain Dylan worked with us in the planning stages to find out exactly what our interests were and charted the perfect itinerary for our week. He found the most awesome places to show us the amazing beauty of the BVIs. He gave us options throughout the trip and accommodated everything our group wanted to see and do. He guided us on snorkel and hike excursions and was a wonderful host. Isabella was equally knowledgeable and also made suggestions along the way of things to see and do. She also joined us snorkeling, but happens to be a trained dive master. She was the most gracious host, and made our week extremely comfortable. However, her gourmet cuisine was something we looked forward to each day. Her skills as a chef allowed us to dine as if we were at a 5 Star restaurant. She also consulted with us before the trip about our food preferences, and her menu for the week exceeded our expectations. I frankly don’t know how she was able to prepare what she did on board because each meal was simply amazing. She does so much behind the scenes that I don’t know when she slept. Together, they are the perfect team and made our week at sea the most memorable and outstanding vacation, that I will be booking our next charter with them. Thank you Captain Dylan and Bella for all that you did for us. We loved getting to know you and being on board Slivochka. ´

February 2018

We are three reasonably well traveled couples who just finished a most extraordinary and delightful vacation, sailing with Slivochka through the British Virgin Islands. This week long cruise on the yacht Slivochka far exceeded our expectations making it one of our best vacations ever. The three most important factors in chartering a full-service yacht are the crew, the boat, and the itinerary. Beginning with the crew, they were outstanding. Prior to our arrival they had telephoned to discuss our plans. Upon arrival they warmly welcomed us on board Slivochka with cocktails and snacks. They were both so friendly and hospitable that by the end of our cruise they were a part of our family. Dylan was an extremely competent and knowledgeable captain, always finding sheltered anchorages for us to swim and snorkel. He also made all the arrangements for any shore excursions that we enjoyed. For anything that we wanted we simply had to ask Dylan.

The meals were exquisite. She is a fantastic cook and each day’s offerings included fresh produce and salads, deliciously prepared grilled fish or meat and even some imaginatively created themed dinners. A special memory was when they joined us on Anegada for a lobster dinner in an outdoor restaurant under the full moon. They were such accommodating and congenial traveling companions who took such excellent care of us that we were sad to bid them farewell.

The second consideration was the yacht Slivochka. This is a 59-foot sailing catamaran with extremely comfortable lodging for the guests. Each air-conditioned guest cabin included a walk around queen-size bed, and in-suite head and very adequate storage space. The main deck area was spacious with indoor and outdoor dining areas, and there was a comfortable reclining area next to the bridge. On board were kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling equipment and fishing gear for our use. The yacht was spotless and very well maintained. We had planned the itinerary with Dylan. This included stops at Norman Island, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke and back to St. Thomas. In addition, we had many side excursions for snorkeling and exploring the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

We have charted several boats in the past in the Virgin Islands but they all pale in comparison to sailing on Slivochka. We give them our highest recommendations and hope they will be our crew for any future excursions.

Dylan and Keri

This has, by far been the most incredible trip for our family that I could have imagined. Dylan and Keri had all 16 of our guests at every meal which was important to us, thank you for setting up a 8 guest bare boat for the others to sleep in. We have grown to love you! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our large family. Dylan the children loved you. Spending our evenings sharing dinners together and just relaxing watching the fish or looking at the stars was exactly what we had hoped for. We will all go home with memories.
The Adamsons.

DYLAN & KERI

Dylan and Keri, We had planned to do this unusual vacation for 5-7 years and we selected the best crew and catamaran, our children loved you guys.
You shared so many of your stories about your lives and interacted with us all of the time. It was great to have you do this and make us feel so at home! We felt that you are an extended part of our family. We were comfortable and at home all the time! Dylan your great sense of humor – you challenged the kids and I to competitions, nice – it wasn’t a job it was something that you liked to do. You are very talented at what you do. You shared with us various tasks and gave us all mini lessons on sailing! Each and every meal was far superior to what we have imagined it to be, can we take Keri home with us? Please keep in touch.
Dennis and Wendy

SLIVOCHKA WONDERFUL

Dear Broker,

Slivochka was wonderful for our family of 7 adults + 2 children, neat and clean. The crew did a fabulous job of keeping all of our rooms, the salon and their busy kitchen neat and clean. They were also amazing at hanging our towels each time we came out of the water. They also made sure the deck was clean at all times.

This is our 5th time chartering. Both Jason and Kate were hands down our favorite crew. This is the top captain and chef we have every had on our private charters. They were both attentive to what we wanted to do while taking into account the conditions of that day. Kate + Jason organized a treasure hunt for our 4 year old grandson. Kate drew an amazing map based on the landscape of where we were. I think it was Peter Island. Kate burned the edges of the map and stuffed it into a plastic bottle. They put it in the water so that it would float in front of my grandson allowing him to discover it. Everyone jumped into the water and headed to shore. Poor Jason had to make at least 3 prior trips in to add additional clues and bounty. They turned our family trip into a magical adventure. The crews expertise was exceptional. They sometimes had some challenging winds to deal with. Jason handled the boat well in all conditions. Kate too.

We had a previous charter where the food was awful. Since then we have always specified that we wanted someone who knew how to cook. WOWcan that girl cook. She sometimes had to make 3 different meals for one dinner. One for my grandson, one for someone who was allergic to the main course and the main course.

Would we charter this yacht again? YES!!!! We are heading back out with Jason and Kate in November. We talked about chartering a different boat for November because we only have 4 couples so a boat with larger bedrooms would have been nice. But we would not consider sailing with anyone else after being with Jason and Kate. Your company would be smart to keep these two happy so that they stay with you for a long time.

Burt & Melissa
January 2017

Wattin Charter

Dear Broker,

Dolphin Splash, Dolphin Splash, trying to get that word and fantastic vacation out of my head and back to work.

Our whole family really liked our week and Kate and Jason are just truly professional and very nice people as well. So thanks a lot for your recommendations to us We will for sure recommend Dolphin Splash and especially Kate and Jasonthey really made our week.

Our total comfort on board was great, with the cleanliness on board perfect. It was both captain Jason and Kate who made our trip most special. Their service and attention to detail top notch, plus we loved them.

Kate is a whizkid when it came to meals, we looked forward to each meal always. Her meals looked tasty and were tasty. When next we pop over and do this again we only want Jason and Kate to be our crew.

Best!

The Lee Charter

My daughter said to me today, Dad you know when we were on board Dolphin Splash it felt like I was in a dream, it was like the Disney World cruise, but better! I can say that making my children happy also makes me delighted, so all of us really loved being with Jason and Kate.

It worried me a little that my family and I were going to have strangers at every meal, but I was surprised (I bet it was their mega yacht experience), that at many meals they were nowhere to be seen, very smart, we all had our family bonding time, then they would magically appear and be serving wine.

The first impression always impacts people the most, my wife and I were happily impressed with a crew in white uniform meeting us. We did not feel they had to wear their uniform, but my wife and I are superbly delighted we did have the best captain and chef team. It was little things they did that impressed my whole family. Every single aspect of this charter on board Dolphin Splash was magnificent, we are delighted we selected Dolphin Splash! The kids insist we get back with Jason and Kate, see you soon.

The entire happy Lee Family!

February Charter

Hi Kate and Jason,

Finally we get to send you both a note of thanks for making our BVI experience beyond our expectation. We appreciated the attentive concern you professionally provided to both of us. Hope all is well, we have shared our photos with family and friends and continued to hi-light our captain and chef at every opportunity. You are an awesome couple.

Again, many thanks and Big Hugs!

Vince and Heather

New year 2015 charter

Happy Guests during charter:

Hi Trish! (Booking Broker)
We are having a fabulous time, and could NOT have a better crew! We HIGHLY recommend Jason and Kate!!!
Thanks again for providing us with a great boat and absolutely wonderful crew! Details to follow after the trip...


The comfort, condition, cleanliness and luxury of Dolphin Splash was perfect. The congeniality, service, expertise and flexibility of the crew were exceptional. They made our tip! Very attentive, personable, fun! A delight to sail with! A++++. The quality, presentation and variety of the meals was great. Delicious, savory, varied and nicely presented! Our sailing itinerary was perfect.

We would definitely charter with the crew again! Our trip was absolutely marvelous and full of wonderful memories! Thank you to Kate and Jason for making our end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 so very fun and spectacular!

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