Cruising Area of Tellstar
Brand New for 2019 - TELLSTAR is the latest Lagoon Seventy 7 offering the ultimate in luxury travel on the sea.
The interior has a layout optimized for space and comfort. The salon is bright, comfortable and roomy and opens not only to the aft cockpit but also directly to the forward cockpit for seamless movement around the yacht. There is a massive flybridge affording an uncompromising 360* view.
TELLSTAR has luxury accommodations for eight guests in a master stateroom with seating area. There are 3 additional queen cabins that are elegantly appointed. For additional flexibility, one cabin can be converted from a queen bed into 2 individual berths.
Photos below are of actual yacht. Professional photo shoot to come.
Tellstar accommodates 8 guests in 4 spacious ensuite queen size cabins including an amazing master stateroom.
Plus the port aft cabin can be either two single beds or converted to a queen berth. All beds have 3 inch memory foam toppers.
Diving is for Certified Divers only.
Diving is included for Certified Divers. Maximum 3 dives per week.
Tellstar Crew Profile
Captain Jack and Jaimey are an energetic and fun loving couple that will make you feel relaxed and at ease. With this crew, the answer is always YES! They are passionate about sailing and share a love for the Caribbean. Captain Jack has intriguing historical stories about the Caribbean that he loves to share with guests. “Story Time” as many past guests like to call it, is a daily event that takes place during breakfast each day. Jaimey is an amazing chef. Her food is fresh and full of flavor and her homemade breads are to die for! Jaimey is also full of energy and loves to snorkel, hike, run and when time permits, lead a dive or two! Jack is from the US and Jaimey is from the cold north of Canada. With over ten years living in the Caribbean, these two are a professional hard working team who are enjoying life to the fullest. Jack and Jaimey have been chartering in the Caribbean together for 8 years. They have chartered in The Grenadines, St Martin and The BVI´s. Together they have sailed over 15,000 nautical miles including an Atlantic crossing after picking up a brand new Lagoon 620 in France in 2016. They will be crossing the Atlantic again in December of 2018 after picking up Tellstar Lagoon 77 from the factory in Bordeaux France.
Captain Jack was born and raised in Maryland sailing the waters of the Chesapeake. He started sailing as a young boy with his father. He studied at the University of Maryland and served in the US Navy. Jack has a bachelor´s degree from the University of Maryland and was trained in the Navy´s Nuclear Power Program were he served on Submarines. After leaving the Navy, Jack worked as a Nuclear Engineering consultant for 14 years during which time he obtained a Master´s in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University. Jack built sea miles in the Navy, and doing deliveries and passages throughout his years in the corporate world. Finally, Jack decided to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a sea Captain and left the US. Jack sailed, single handed, across the Atlantic and has completed many other crossings and long distance deliveries. Jack has also skippered numerous recreational vessels, including day sail vessels, dive boats, as well as working on Tall Ships. Jack is passionate about being on the water, but even more passionate about sailing. He has spent the past 10 years in the Caribbean working in the private yacht industry, running day charters and Captaining term charter vessels with up to 10 guests. Jack is a qualified Dive Master. Jack has a contagious joy for life. If you are looking for a sailing vacation that is exactly what you will get with Jack as your Captain. You will see Jack’s face light up if asked to teach people how to sail.
First Officer/Chef Jaimey was born and raised in Canada. From the time she was born, she spent summers yachting on the lakes around Ontario with her family. Jaimey has a Civil Engineering degree from McGill University in Quebec and worked in the Environmental Engineering field following university. Jaimey´s love for warmth and water brought her to the Caribbean 9 years ago where she learned to sail. Jaimey is the optimal chef and first mate. Her cuisine is full of flare and flavor and she always caters to the guests tastes. Jaimey loves to try new recipes and isn´t afraid of a challenge in the galley. Jaimey’s recipes are light and healthy yet filling and her homemade bread is heavenly! With Jaimey´s love for sailing and the water she is also a great first mate. Jaimey loves to run, hike, explore, and exercise and will happily show you the islands from her perspective. Jaimey is also an experienced DiveMaster and loves to snorkel. Jaimey’s joyful spirit, caring nature and love for cooking wonderful food guarantees guests feel relaxed and at home on their vacation.
Stewardess April Idlett:
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Feb 21, 2019||Mar 06, 2019||Unavailable: Miami, Florida* to TBA|
|Mar 14, 2019||Mar 21, 2019||Booked: Trellis Bay, Tortola to Trellis Bay, Tortola|
|Mar 23, 2019||Mar 30, 2019||Booked: Beef Island, BVI* to Beef Island, BVI*|
|Apr 07, 2019||Apr 11, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 13, 2019||Apr 20, 2019||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 24, 2019||May 01, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 03, 2019||May 13, 2019||Booked: Tortola, TBD to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 17, 2019||Jun 25, 2019||Transit: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Nassau, Bahamas*|
|Jun 27, 2019||Jul 07, 2019||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*|
|Jul 18, 2019||Jul 27, 2019||Booked: Staniel Cay, Bahamas* to Staniel Cay, Bahamas*|
|Dec 20, 2019||Jan 04, 2020||Booked: Trellis Bay, Tortola to Trellis Bay, Tortola|
Tellstar Rates / week
|Season||2 Pax||3-4 Pax||5-6 Pax||7-8 Pax|
Yacht terms: All Inclusive
Tellstar Rates / week
|Season||2 Pax||3-4 Pax||5-6 Pax||7-8 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 Tellstar.
Tellstar Guest Reviews
The following are just a few of the many testimonials for Jack and Jaimey from their previous guests/yachts
SPLIT SECOND LAGOON 620 – JUNE 2018
Just spent an amazing week with Jack and Jaimey. The most gracious hosts, amazing food, incredible knowledge of the BVI’s, and constant source of jokes and stories. Can’t recommend them enough...the answer is always YES!
SPLIT SECOND LAGOON 620 – APRIL 2018
Split Second was spotless, the flybridge upper deck was our favorite hangout.Jack and Jaimey are a phenomenal team. The itinerary was perfect and they made it fun. As a former restaurant owner, with 35 years in the industry, I would have hired Jamie in a heart beat but I know I could never match the view she has from her kitchen. She is talented, precise, and her food presentation is out of a magazine, while ALL being made from scratch, right down to the hamburger buns. The seasoning flavors and textures, are unbelievable, especially for a self trained chef, and she is also a dam good sailor. There are only 2 words; 5 star. Thanks for all your help arranging the charter, it was a wonderful vacation. If I can ever stop talking about it, I will most likely be booking again.
Jack W, sailing the Virgin Islands
SPLIT SECOND LAGOON 620 – MARCH 2018
Jack & Jaimey were excellent! They were delightful - looked after our every need and were a joy to be around. Jaimey offered hiking/running suggestions to our son/daughter and Jack amused us with his many tales.
Split Second was very comfortable, clean and the AC was good when required. Fave aspect was the fly bridge.
Food was excellent and always superbly presented. Jaimey satisfied all our needs and always had the hot sauce on the table - as some of us like spicy food! The food was so good, we asked for many of Jaimey’s recipes.
The itinerary was perfect for us and, even though the weather (north swell) wasn’t always kind, we managed to sail to bays we had never visited before.
Always happy with Sailing Directions’ service - can’t think of anything you can improve. This was our second charter on Split Second and our second visit to the BVIs - we fell in love with the crew and the islands.
SPLIT SECOND Lagoon 620 – February 2018
Jack and Jaimey – Thank you both so much for all you did to make this incredible moving experience so special. I (Debi) will never be the same! I will go to this trip in my head and heart often and think of you both.
Well certainly be sharing our love of this vessel, trip and awesome crew. Loved the teamwork and how you make it all look so easy – we know and appreciate how hard you work and all you do! 100%
XO Debi and Ray (Birthday Deb) GO EAGLES!
SPLIT SECOND LAGOON 620 – FEBRUARY 2017
We’ve been chartering for a number of years. Jaimey and Jack were the best! The answer is YES, no matter what the question. Great insight into what there is to do, what you should try, and what’s possible given the conditions. Jack’s sailing lessons (see their post from 2/13/18) encouraged us to learn and he let us lend a hand. Couldn’t have been more pleased with the week.
ECLIPSE LAGOON 620 January 2017
Holly and I have been excited about coming aboard the Eclipse for nearly a year now. When our friends told us about Captain Jack and Jaimey and the catamaran experience we were ready to sign up. As we got closer we were abet concerned that the trip may not live up to expectations. You know when you are excited for something for a long time and have those high expectations, many times the experience does not live up to it. As soon as we took our dinghy ride to meet the Eclipse, we realized our concerns were way off base. Not only were Captain Jack and Jaimey attentive and helpful but, most importantly, they made us feel like family and members of the Eclipse crew.
Waking each day to another fabulous meal followed by ´Storytime´ and our plan for the day ahead just made the experience that much more incredible. Each day we sailed and explored somewhere new and just when you thought things couldn´t be more fun and beautiful, the next day arrived. Each meal was expertly prepared and would have made any world renowned chef envious of their quality and presentation. We actually dared to eat off the yacht one night to have some world famous spiny lobster at Anegada Island. While the lobster was fantastic, our entire group decided we were not going to cheat on Jaimey again as her meals were superior to even that lobster. Our only regret for the entire trip on the Eclipse was that it had to come to an end. Eventually the real world came back to haunt us and as we headed home, we knew we would be back. We were not just leaving a crew behind on the Eclipse, we felt we were leaving behind family. Until next time, we wish you both happy sailing and we´re looking forward to our next adventure.
NEW YEARS 2015/16
BLUE MOON LAGOON 560 – NEW YEARS 2015/16
Our family of four recently took a seven day New Year´s British virgin islands cruise on the Blue Moon catamaran. It was a truly wonderful experience!
The Blue Moon has three guest suites, a spacious indoor salon with a widescreen television including a large selection of recent movies in addition to DirecTV, an aft dining area, a flybridge with large padded seats, and a very large area in the front of the boat with several seating spots including two trampolines, 2 large bean bags, and sunken benches. Plenty of cozy spaces to congregate, sneak off for solitude, or stargaze at night.
While the boat is very luxurious and well appointed, the real treat is the service provided by the crew. First the food: prior to our cruise we were asked about our food and beverage preferences, which we provided by email. Interesting and delicious appetizers, specialty drinks, and combinations of food that we had never experienced before.
We must also mention that the boat is incredibly clean and fresh.
The Captain would conduct a breakfast meeting every day showing us where we were on a map and outlining the myriad possibilities that lay before us for the day, then let us chose our own itinerary. We never really had to cruise more than an hour or two to get to our next destination. We could find an isolated beach, snorkel, float on the large inflatable, waterski, wakeboard, paddleboard, swim, sun, hike, enjoy happy hours or after dinner cocktails at a festive beach bar, or just do nothing and lounge about the boat.
We cannot more highly recommend an excursion on the Blue Moon. We greatly look forward to our next opportunity to sail with them.