Southern Queen Description
Southern Queen is your ultimate panoramic charter option! She is characterized by completely open spaces. Boasting clean cut interior design and large, luxury social areas. Providing a large tilt-and-turn door and sliding windows for a never ending grand vision on the ocean. Southern Queen promises a 5-star luxury charter yacht that is modern and eminently stylish!
Cruising Area of Southern Queen
Five queen cabins
Yacht offers rendezvous diving only
Southern Queen Crew Profile
MEET THE CREW!!
Captain Reinhardt is a certified 200t Master of Yachts with a large amount of knowledge on all things boating and water toys related.
Growing up in South Africa, Reinhardt grew to love the outdoors and all the fun activities it has to offer. He has spent the last couple of years pursuing his passion of the ocean and the outdoors. From sailing countless miles across the Mediterranean and the red sea as crew, to Captaining on boats of all shapes and sizes, to hiking and mountain biking through many mountain ranges and single tracks all over South Africa, to skydiving in Dubai, Reinhardt has an adventurous spirit that you are bound to love on your vacation.
Chef Jason is a chef with 17 years of experience in the culinary industry. His passion for cooking runs deep in his family roots and nothing brings him more joy than to be able to share that passion with the world. He has worked with an extensive array of cuisines and has been a student of the culinary industry, maintaining a constant pulse on the newest trends in the culinary world through a range of cookbooks and conversations with his talented peers. He finds it very important to stay up to date with trends in dietary restrictions and food allergens, in an effort to ensure that everyone at your table feels included. Jason would love to be able to showcase his passion that he has developed over the years and to be able to create lasting memories with this guests on Southern Queen.
Southern Queen CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Southern Queen Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Nov 28, 2023||Dec 03, 2023||Hold: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Dec 06, 2023||Dec 13, 2023||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Dec 17, 2023||Dec 24, 2023||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Dec 30, 2023||Jan 06, 2024||Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI|
|Jan 07, 2024||Jan 14, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Jan 16, 2024||Jan 23, 2024||Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI|
|Jan 24, 2024||Jan 31, 2024||Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI|
|Feb 01, 2024||Feb 16, 2024||Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable|
|Feb 17, 2024||Feb 24, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Feb 27, 2024||Mar 04, 2024||Booked: St Barths to St Barths|
|Mar 08, 2024||Mar 16, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Mar 17, 2024||Mar 22, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Mar 23, 2024||Mar 29, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Mar 30, 2024||Apr 06, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Apr 07, 2024||Apr 14, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Apr 20, 2024||Apr 27, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Apr 28, 2024||May 11, 2024||Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable|
|May 12, 2024||May 19, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|May 20, 2024||May 24, 2024||Unavailable: Unavailable to Unavailable|
|May 25, 2024||Jun 01, 2024||Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI|
|Jun 08, 2024||Jun 12, 2024||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Aug 07, 2024||Oct 25, 2024||Unavailable: Saint Marten, West Indies to Saint Marten, West Indies|
|Nov 09, 2024||Nov 16, 2024||Booked: Crown Bay, St Thomas* to Crown Bay, St Thomas*|
|Dec 28, 2024||Jan 04, 2025||Booked: Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI to Soper´s Hole Marina, Tortola, BVI|
|Dec 05, 2025||Dec 13, 2025||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Southern Queen Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $30,000
High price: $38,000
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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, cruising permits, premium beverages and scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS
***SOUTHERN QUEEN is fully permitted to sail BVI waters***
SAINT MARTIN / SAINT BARTHS RELOCATION FEE:
Relocation fee of $2,000, minimum 72 hour turn required on either side of charter dates for boat transit. Please inquire for availability.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 5
LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTER RATES: 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.
SLEEP ABOARD: 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client´s expense. Includes; boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and 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 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, $38,000 2-10 guests, must finish by December 26th.
2024 NEW YEARS: Flat Rate $42,000 2-10 guests, Must begin no sooner than Dec 28th
48-hour turn arounds required - inquire for 24-hour turns; each approved 24-hour turn will incur a $400 fee
ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE INCLUDES:
• Meals & Beverages onboard
• 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.
• Floating mats
• Snorkel gear
ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Special provisioning requests (inquire for further details)
• Cancellation insurance and private insurance
• Airport transfers to/from yacht base
• Personal Expenses
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.
CONTRACT SPECIAL CONDITIONS:
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.
Southern Queen Guest Reviews
Trip was phenomenal. Sofia the captain was unreal. She planed a vacation of a life time. Jennie our chef made food that was 5 star. I hope to be part of another adventure with them.
Southern Queen - What a Dream!
Our family just returned from a vacation aboard Southern Queen, enjoying a week of hospitality from Captain Sofia and Chef Jenine. While nothing we could possibly write in this review would match the magical time we had, we´ll give it our best shot. Firstly, Southern Queen is a gem! We looked at many boats and are so happy we decided on this one. The boat is well appointed, spacious, clean, nicely decorated with modern finishes and a ton of space for everyone to have their own daytime lounger for ultimate relaxation! Secondly, the beauty of STVI & BVI is unmatched! It´s quite mountainous, offering an abundance of interesting sights from both the water and land. The colour of the water is stunning, and visiting a different region each night leant itself to endless picturesque views. Last but not least, Sofia and Jenine - talk about winning the lottery with this crew! We arrived as guests, and left as friends. These two went above and beyond to ensure our stay aboard Southern Queen was the Family trip of a lifetime. From arranging a special 70th Birthday party (with cake!), to knocking it out of the park on Easter with a Easter Egg Hunt for the 4-year old on the boat, and this was only the beginning. They catered to our every ask - making drinks, special food items and generally just doing everything they could to ensure we didn´t have to lift a finger. They loved on our 4-year old girlie as though she was their own. They joked around in the cheekiest of ways with the adults in our family (30´s, 40´s & 60 year olds) and enjoyed many games nights with us in the evenings, including teaching us one of their own. At a moments notice, they arranged to have a guitar on board for us to use which made the music lovers in our family so happy. Nightly briefings with Captain Sofia were a highlight - mostly for us - because she knew we´d forget everything she told us by morning! The drinks are strong board Southern Queen!
Jenine´s cooking could not have been beat. We´re still talking fondly about specific meals she made us several weeks after getting home. This duo worked tirelessly day in and day out, and did it all with enthusiasm and smiles on their faces. They make one heckuva team! We couldn´t have enjoyed this trip more!
Our adventure on the Southern Queen with Sofia and Jenine was spectacular. We swam during the day and had night swim, paddle boarded, snorkeled, and played games. Captain Sofia is a skilled navigator and tailored the events to our desires and each location we explored brought new experiences. The meals created by Jenine were delicious and beautifully presented. Jenine met all our food and beverage desires, we didn’t want for anything. Each meal was 5 star. Jenine and Sofia are engaging, approachable and fun. They took time to get to know us and were very invested in making our trip the best we could have. The Charter was more than we expected. We will be back.
Best experience on the Southern Queen
My wife and I joined 4 other couples on board the Southern Queen. Their crew took us through the BVIs for a week and we had a great time seeing all the sites along the way: St John´s, walking the caves in the Baths, Soggy Dollar, Foxy´s, Saba Rock, The Bitter End Yacht club, Cooper Island Rum Bar.
The boat is brand new and the food was incredible. We had gourmet meals breakfast, lunch and dinner.
What an awesome trip. We are starting to plan our trip now for next year.
An absolutely heavenly week with Paula and Simon
An absolutely heavenly week with Paula and Simon. The boat is new and luxurious and gorgeous, and the USVIs are breathtaking. But more than the setting, what really blew us away, was our crew. Paula and Simon turned this into the trip of a lifetime. We were Paula’s first all-vegan charter but you would have thought she was a completely vegan chef. Every single meal was 5-star quality. We are so spoiled now. How will we ever eat well again without Paula?? Right off the bat, you get the sense that Simon is just one of those people who is extraordinarily capable and can do anything. There was a storm our first day with very rough seas but we weren’t concerned even for a second. We trusted his judgement and skill without hesitation right off the bat. He also taught our 12-yr-old daughters how to wakeboard and spent hours and hours pulling them around in the dinghy, and doing it enthusiastically! Paula’s trivia game on the final night was the best. We became friends with Simon and Paula and miss them a ton. We´d love to take another charter in the future but we all agreed, it has to be with them and no one else!
They really made our trip the BEST vacation!
We set sail May 29 - June 5, 2022 with Simon and Paula! Our trip was amazing! We’ve already recommended this vacation destination, sailing and the best crew to our family and friends! We came into the trip with no itinerary plans because we wanted to leave it up to our crew, and they did not disappoint! The food was amazing, as well as the sailing and all of the laughs we shared with Simon and Paula! We enjoyed them being on board with us and getting to know them. They really made our trip the BEST vacation! We would do this trip 100Xs again with them! We miss them already!
Thank you for all of the incredible hospitality, adventures and memories that will last forever!
Thank you for all of the incredible hospitality, adventures and memories that will last forever! We are so grateful for you two!
Wonderful Family Vacation
We had the most amazing vacation with Simon and Paula! We had two families on board, and they did everything to make this an unforgettable family vacation. Simon took our kids wakeboarding in multiple locations. Paula made each meal unforgettable!
Thank you for making this a fun and relaxing time for all!! We can´t wait to come back.
Amazing trip on the Southern Queen with Captain Simon La Rioux and First Mate / Chef Paula Milovac. They spent 7 days making sure everything was ideal from taking our 6 kids wake boarding and tubing to serving the adults amazing meals (& the kids what they actually eat). We will certainly be back and would highly recommend to anyone.
Personally I have don’t this trip 8 times and this was the best boat, crew, etc of all.
Simon and Paula were unbelievable
It was amazing, Simon and Paula were unbelievable. They made my husbands 50th birthday sail better than we could’ve imagined! The food, drinks and fun we had aboard Sunshine Baby 2 was above and beyond and we can’t wait to go back and sail with them again!
an experience of a lifetime!
Thank you so much for an eventful and exciting trip! We appreciate all of the hard work and time you both put in to make this happen and to give our family an experience of a lifetime!
We couldn´t have dreamed up a better trip or crew!
Thank you for everything! We couldn´t have dreamed up a better trip or crew!
thanks so very much for making this trip of a lifetime!
Simon and Paula, thanks so very much for making this trip of a lifetime!
incredibly impressed by the professionalism and hospitality
We sailed with Simon and Paula and we were incredibly impressed by the professionalism and hospitality! Both Simon and Paula went above and beyond their roles as Captain and Chef. They did not overlook a single detail to ensure we had a relaxing and enjoyable trip! Simon is an excellent captain as well as very friendly and personable- we felt like we were being hosted by dear friends! Paula’s meals are easily 5 star worthy both in taste and presentation!! We truly hope to sail with them again in the coming future!
It was perfect in every way!!! Highly highly recommended!
Absolutely amazing week with Chef Paula and Captain Simon!!!! We couldn’t have imagined a better week. This was our second group trip to the islands, first was chartered out of BVI and this one with Ocean Yacht Club out of USVI. Trips of a lifetime, that is for sure. Paula’s cuisine was exceptional!!!! Every meal was breathtaking! I don’t know how we go on without Paula’s cooking. Simon planned every day and every stop perfectly for our group!! We appreciate the level of detail and thought that went into the itinerary. Simon nailed it!!!!!! So well thought out. Thank you both for a wonderful week in paradise. It was perfect in every way!!! Highly highly recommended!!!
This was the adventure of a lifetime with the most incredible chef + skipper
We lost track of time all week & were only reminded based on when Paulas amazing meals were served! And we never missed snack time. This was the adventure of a lifetime with the most incredible chef + skipper, Paula + Simon. The blue water, sunshine, amazing company & crew will leave lasting memories!
We would highly recommend the crew
We sailed with Simon and Paula and it was a fantastic trip and our crew were very accommodating and friendly. Simon was a great captain and made sure we had everything we needed to make our trip a success. Paula cooked some great meals and we couldn´t wait to see what her next creation was going to be. We were never disappointed. We would highly recommend the crew. Well worth the cost.
What made our trip the greatest was by far our amazing crew
Beautiful boat, islands, water and skies. What made our trip the greatest was by far our amazing crew. Simon & Paula are truly the best. It takes a special kind of person to make a group feel like they can relax and take in all the fun and beauty the islands have to offer. Thank you Paula & Simon, you’re officially family now.
you both are incredible people inside and out
When people ask about this trip, my only answer is incredible! Everything was incredible... the boat, the people, the islands... However, what made it unforgettable was Paula + Simon! Paulas cooking was ridiculous! We never had a watch on, just navigated our days around the meal bell. Every meal was beautiful and well thought out. Thank you for making us feel like we were in your home. Simon, it didn’t matter what we asked, he did everything and anything with a smile. He is definitely the most competent sailor on these waters and made everything look easy! He would take the kids out tubing and wake boarding! Thank you both for everything, you both are incredible people inside and out.´