Cruising Area of Viramar
VIRAMAR offers expansive exterior lounge and dining areas combined with a spacious and comfortable interior. She has a fabulous flybridge offering a 360 degree view of the Caribbean, a forward cockpit for cocktails plus there´s a large aft cockpit for lounging and alfresco dining. There are 4 queen cabins each with a private en-suite bath with electric toilet and stall shower. In addition there is one twin bunk cabin with a private bath, electric head and stall shower. Port aft queen is crew cabin.
3 queen cabins plus 1 cabin with a set of twin bunk beds available for guest use. Each queen cabin has an en-suite bathroom with electric head and dry shower stall. Twin bunk has an en-suite bathroom with electric head and dry stall shower stall. All guest cabins entered from salon/galley. Crew cabin is port aft queen.
**Smoking on aft sugar scoop steps only please***
Indoor games: Spot It, LRC, Mexican Train Dominos, Tenzi
Exercise Equipment: 2 Yoga mats
TV in all queen cabins & surround sound
EC Soap shampoo, conditioner and shower gel
Training water skiis (for kids and adults learning to ski)
3 person flying water tube
All 7-day charters aboard Viramar include 5 dives for certified divers. Additional dives can be added based upon itinerary and captain’s discretion.
This is a course for non-certified divers. This allows you to get your feet wet and enjoy the thrills of diving. The course includes a small classroom setting, some basic in-water skills training. Once you have mastered these skills, you will continue to a beautiful, shallow reef dive at a maximum depth of 40 feet. These dives can also count towards a Basic Open Water Scuba Certification but do not result in certification alone.
COURSES FOR CERTIFICATION
We recommend starting your course before you come by finding a local dive shop to complete your classroom and online learning along with your pool work. When you get to Viramar, we do your check-out dives for certification in the beautiful, crystal clear waters here.
Another option is for you to complete your basic certification course from start to finish with Tyler and Erika. Please contact crew directly for pricing and course requirements.
Advanced courses, technical ratings and continuing education courses offered by request.
***Five dives included in charter cost for certified divers. ***
Additional Dives*: $50/dive/diver
Try Scuba: $150/diver (2018-2019 season INCLUDED at no charge)
Basic Open Water Scuba Course: $500/diver (excludes book fee with online code)
*Additional dives are based upon itinerary and at Captain’s discretion. Seven dives maximum during the charter week.
**This course does not provide a certification upon completion
All dives, Try Scuba courses and continuing education courses include tank fills, all gear including weights and dive lights, briefings and a scuba instructor serving as a guide (excludes wetsuit).
Viramar Crew Profile
Tyler and Erika love being on, in or under the water. Committed to exceptional guest service, this crew will make sure your vacation in the islands is one you will never forget.
Tyler and Erika meet in college where they worked at a dive shop and ran a dive club together. After college they set off to face the corporate world - Tyler as a production manager for Aramark Uniform Services and Erika as a logistics manager for Target. Hectic travel schedules and long days left them missing each other and the water. After years of climbing the ladder, they realized that there was no monetary amount or level of success that could match the time they were missing with each other. So they decided to get married and move to the islands where they could claim back the missing time and build their lives as newlyweds.
Island life suited them as they enjoyed sailing, diving and exploring the BVI and USVI. After being land-based in the BVI, working at a local dive shop, they decided move into chartering.
Tyler and Erika love living and working full-time on the water. For Tyler, it’s the perfect platform to share his passion for the water by helping guests enjoy snorkeling or diving, water sports, fishing and sailing. Erika loves being able to help craft custom itineraries while providing delicious dining experiences to accompany the perfect vacation.
Both Tyler and Erika are scuba instructors and instructors for first aid and CPR. Tyler is a certified Red Cross Lifeguard. Both of them have taught swim lessons as well. Their strong background in water safety makes them capable of providing an extra level of security to all of their guests.
They were voted “Best Crew in Show” in their category at the VI Professional Charter Association’s 2017 USVI Charter Yacht Show. Combined, their southern hospitality and love for fun will ensure your vacation here in the islands is full of unforgettable memories.
Captain Tyler: Tyler is always on the move and ready for an adventure, he is a man of many hobbies and easily relates to others. He grew up fishing, boating, wake-boarding and water-skiing. When he was ten he sailed for the first time and he quickly became hooked. In college he worked a wind surfing and scuba instructor. His passion for being on the water followed him to the East Coast where he owned his own fishing boat and served as a first mate/instructor on several dive boats.
Tyler has always been an out-doorsman whether it’s hunting or backpacking in the mountains of North Carolina, where he calls home, cave diving in North Florida or free diving in the Keys. He satisfies his land-based tendencies by hiking around on the islands and finding the best jumping spots to plunge into the ocean. On the water, he enjoys throwing out a line or diving for lobsters in the USVI. In the water, he is an avid free diver and exceptional at fish identification.
He is no stranger to hospitality. Tyler has years of experience in guest service management and is even a licensed bartender.
As your captain, Tyler will make sure you have a fun, safe time on Viramar. He is dedicated to helping his guests create unique memories. Tyler will work with you to make sure your trip is full of destinations and adventures that fulfill your island vacation bucket list.
Chef/First Mate Erika: Erika has a love for entertaining which she demonstrates by pouring custom cocktails and whipping up creative eats. When Tyler and Erika decided to get into chartering, she went back to school to earn her professional chef certification through Roubex Cooking School. She is also a certified food safety manager by the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals and a licensed bartender.
She worked in event planning for three years and coordinated trips for groups as large as 40. She has helped plan pig picking, oyster roasts and even a couple weddings. She became the ultimate trip host – making sure her guests were not only organized, but also entertained and well-fed. Her background in logistics and experience in food prep helps her when it comes to planing meals for guests during their stay. She is comfortable working around dietary restrictions and flexible to meet your needs.
Erika is also a scuba instructor and loves to lead underwater excursions when she is not in the galley. She is easily excited by turtles and squids - you can often find her on dolphin patrol or chasing a stingray during a snorkel. Her favorite part of any island has to be the goats, which she will happily show you on island tour days. She enjoys fishing with Tyler and anything involving being outdoors. Erika also enjoys writing, taking photos, reading and playing guitar. She is always down for a good time, new adventure or anything involving wonderful food.
SCUBA DIVING WITH VIRAMAR:
Tyler is a NAUI Course Director, SSI and TDI Scuba Instructor. Erika is also a NAUI Scuba Instructor. They both are avid divers with a passion to grow the sport and share their love of the ocean. Whether you are already certified or just coming to try it out, scuba diving will enhance your vacation and maximize your in-water time.
The Virgin Islands are home to many beautiful reef dives and several interesting wreck dives. Tyler and Erika have extensive knowledge of the USVI and BVI dive sites including the spots not often frequented. Divers can expect warm waters year round with visibility often more than 60 feet. On Viramar, we dive directly from our boat and offer a large swim platform for easy access in and out of the water. Each dive, the crew will assemble your gear, guide your dive and help assist your entrance and exit from the water.
Committed to your safety, there is an Emergency Oxygen Kit onboard and both Tyler and Erika are trained in O2 Administration, First Aid and CPR procedures.
****BABY FRIENDLY, inquire for terms and rates*****
Viramar CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Viramar Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Apr 12, 2019||Apr 18, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 19, 2019||Apr 27, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 11, 2019||May 19, 2019||Hold: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 22, 2019||May 28, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 01, 2019||Jun 07, 2019||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 08, 2019||Jun 15, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 18, 2019||Jun 25, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 02, 2019||Jul 12, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 15, 2019||Jul 22, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 25, 2019||Aug 03, 2019||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Aug 04, 2019||Oct 31, 2019||Unavailable: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 08, 2019||Nov 16, 2019||Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Dec 29, 2019||Jan 05, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jan 12, 2020||Jan 19, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Feb 09, 2020||Feb 15, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 14, 2020||Mar 21, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
Viramar Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $23,200
High price: $28,000
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||7 Pax||8 Pax|
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 Viramar.
Viramar Guest Reviews
My husband Rich and I, along with a group of friends, just completed charter with Erika and Tyler. I really want to express to you how much fun we had and what an amazing crew you have hired! While the BVI is beautiful all in itself and your boat is also amazing, I´m 100% confident that our trip was made SO much better by having them guide us and be part of it with us. Tyler was so knowledgeable, Eriks´a cooking is amazing and they really added a fun factor. They both know how to read their guests very quickly, and consequently tailor each persons wants, needs and desires accordingly. That is an invaluable trait that can´t be taught....hold on to these two!! The home that Erika has made on the boat is also beautiful, warm and welcoming from the minute you set foot on it.
We had requested 3 different theme nights, and man did they do a good job accommodating those and far exceeding our expectations! I´ve left public reviews everywhere I can, and will be happy to anywhere else you might like me to that I´m unaware of. I´ve also copied our broker on this email, because I want to be sure she knows how happy we were as well.
We will definitely be booking again for years to come... probably here again, but we also look forward to the new locations that Viramar is thinking of going..Bahamas and Aruba! We will travel with Tyler and Erika to each new location they may decide to go!!
It´s hard not to have an amazing trip when you have all the right elements: amazing views, delicious food, tropical breezes, a simply stunning boat and fun friends. But what makes this trip go from amazing to perfection is Tyler and Erika. They are endearing, charming, knowledgeable and welcoming. We feel like family on Viramar and know we have made life long friends as well as memories. Thank you and can´t wait to come back!!
The interaction with Tyler and Erika made the trip. Amazing food, service and guide through the BVIs!!
Wow! What an amazing and life changing week this has been! Every minute of every day were fun and magical. The two of you are a dynamic duo and make the trip! Erika, the food was amazing and all your special touches never went unnoticed. Tyler all your stories as we sailed really show your knowledge. Love you guys and can´t wait to return!!
What a great week - we certainly conquered the Virgin Islands - sailing almost all of it. Food was delicious and accommodations were great. We enjoyed sailing, swimming, snorkeling, water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, dinghy adventures and even a dolphin sighting. We loved returning to our favorite VI spots and discovering new ones with you. Thank you for making this a fun filled and relaxing trip.
Tyler and Erika, Thank you so much for this amazing vacation! You guys really got to know what we wanted to do! From beach bars to quiet coves we loved it all. The food was to die for! And Erika you pulled of our theme nights beautifully! Tyler thank you for the amazing scuba experience and the rest of the fun you provided! ´I leave you for 5 min!!´ [inside joke] Best of wishes to you both in all your future endeavors!
-Cory and Melanie F.
What a beautiful and amazing week in BVI. The two of you are truly delightful. We has so much fun...Such a memorable week. Thank you!
We had the most wonderful week on Viramar with Erika and Tyler! They are an amazing couple, knowledgeable and fun! We were thankful for Tyler´s scuba expertise and taking us to the best places to scuba and snorkel. He took us to the most beautiful areas to hike and beaches to relax...took the kids tubing and paddle-boarding and Lilly-padding, and cliff jumping! Erika was an amazing chef! Every day new and delicious, imaginative food with local flair. She kept the boat spotless and was there for our every need. They even joined us for some card games and were very personable and fun to be around! They were amazing with our kids!! We loved every minute of our trip! Could not have been better! Viramar is a beautiful, clean, and accommodating vessel! We enjoyed every inch of that boat and our trip. Thank you Erika, Tyler, and Viramar...it was the perfect way to start off our year!
Erika and Tyler, what an honor to be the first official charter on Viramar! She’s a beautiful boat for sure, but the best part what’s spending the week with the two of you. No surprise that you were awarded best crew - you were superlative in every way! Attention to detail, hard working, talented and truly great to be with - THANK YOU for making this such a delicious, fun and totally memorable week. We hope to see you on a future adventure. In the meantime, lots of love and many, many thanks for all you did to make this week special for us. T, T, A + B
The charter was great. Everything worked out like a charm. No issues or complaints whatsoever. We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather. Wind when we wanted it. None when we didn’t. Sunny and balmy every day. We did just about everything one could do on a 1-week BVI cruise. Erika and Tyler were an excellent choice for our group considering we had kids from ages 9-56 — they were highly enthusiastic and energetic and extremely professional...
We lucked out with the boat...Everything was effectively brand new due to their complete refit last year. The scuba equipment was top notch and literally had never been used. Cabin accommodations and all heads were contemporary, clean, and comfortable. Between the fore-deck, saloon, fly bridge, and “back patio”, there was ample room for 8 guests and all their stuff to spread out.
Tyler is a phenomenal and enthusiastic dive instructor/master. We felt very comfortable with his skipper skills. He’s a fun and educational captain, sharing local knowledge, experience, and stories while keeping us safe on and in the water.
Erika is a wonderful host. Every meal was perfectly tailored to our group’s tastes. Meals were delicious, healthy, satisfying, and beautifully presented. It’s a testament to her culinary skills that she could convince a 9-year old to devour fish poke or chicken coconut curry like they were lucky charms. She kept the boat spit-spot the entire time—a challenge with 4 adults and 4 kids. She did not skimp on anything and was ever ready to make another Painkiller, refill your water bottle, or pour another glass of wine.
In their precious few minutes of downtime, both Erika and Tyler joined in our fun, be it snorkeling, scuba diving, kite boarding, sundowners, or just playing a hand of nertz or bananagrams.
We’ve done a lot of charters in the Caribbean and had been to the BVI on 3 other occasions. This was by far our best experience and would highly recommend Viramar for either novice or experienced sailors.
Recommended for: action-sports people, scuba divers, families, young charterers.
Highlights: diving the Chikuzen wreck. Jumping off the rock in Virgin Gorda. The last day on Cooper Island Beach Club. Every meal.
Amazing and magnificent...
It´s hard to find words that accurately describe my experience which don´t sound like generic exclamations or empty superlatives. Amazing. Magnificent. Splendid. Awesome. These are all passable and yet, somehow only hint at what I felt during our week-long journey in the BVIs.
Tyler and Erika are very special. Both are smart, experienced, funny, skillful, caring, knowledgeable, and charming. Extremely capable apart, yet a fantastic team together. I will forever measure other boat crews against them - my litmus test for how it should be.
Erika just knocked it out of the park when it came to food. Not only was her menu selection spot-on with our tastes, her execution was among the very best - especially considering it all came from a tiny kitchen rocking to and fro! She is also a very competent first mate - always at the ready to moor the boat, furl a sail, help a diver out of the water, batten down the hatches, or drop the anchor.
The always affable Tyler was a diligent and discerning captain as well as divemaster. He excelled at making decisions to maximize both our enjoyment and our safety. With a diverse group on board - some divers, some snorkelers, some landlubbers, etc - it was no small task for him to select pleasure stops, land excursions, and overnight anchors/moors that suited everyone, but did so with aplomb. Plus, he makes the *best* painkillers ;)
This was my first trip to the BVIs. I wasn´t sure what to expect in the aftermath of hurricane Irma but let me be the one to tell you that the spirit of the people that work these waters and live on these islands, is indomitable. It may not be the same as it was a year ago, but those changes did nothing to attenuate our joy of being there.
In closing, let me not try to wrest more-nuanced adjectives from the English language and just simply say what really matters. We had so much fun. We were happy. We laughed. We marveled. We dove and ate and sailed and soaked up the sun. And we made new friends. This trip was perfect.-Peter B.
Where to begin...
Where to begin... This trip with Tyler and Erika was more than I ever could have imagined. The food that Erika whipped up was not only amazing tasting, but healthy (our request) and beautiful! Tyler was always there with an amazing story and a good laugh, in addition to being knowledgeable, a fantastic dive master and an outstanding captain. Throughout the trip we played tons of games they had on board, did 7 dives, learned the basics of sailing, had great shore excursions and had plenty of time to relax and take in the atmosphere. Usually my husband, Peter, and I try to never go to the same place/vacation twice, but we are already talking about how to fit this into our 2019 plans. Tyler and Erika, See you Soon! (and tell the Flamingo Hi for us)´ -Jill B.
Memorable Caribbean holiday...
The absolute highlight of our trip to America - thank you Erika and Tyler for a memorable Caribbean holiday! Erika created the most amazing meals for us - we never went hungry and she was so obliging for the fussy little members of the family - she was creative and never ceased to amaze us with what she was able to produce in the little kitchen! Tyler made an excellent captain, involving the kids in sailing between the islands and being very informative. He found us good snorkeling spots and Thomas and I so enjoyed our dives with him. The kids have confirmed it to be the best part of our holiday and we thank both Erika and Tyler for their patience and time they spent with the kids, the games of Uno, knot tying lessons, etc. It was a REAL holiday and we have returned home with many happy memories. Thank you for everything! -Cathy M.
Dream come true vacation...
Dream come true vacation to the BVI and USVI! We sailed with the talented and very knowledgeable Tyler and Erika Boruff! They made our trip just perfect for us! We explored the sea, the land and several unique parts of Norman Island, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and St. John. It is tough to capture it all in pictures, but it will be memories that we treasure for a lifetime! Sadly we saw the devestation that the hurricanes brought and are happy that we could support the essential tourism of this area as they rebuild. We will be back!´ -Stephanie Y.
Best trip ever....
Best trip ever...thanks to our Captain Tyler Boruff and Chef Erika Boruff! Literally crying that we had to leave! Fantastic food, tons of fun stops and and managed to get all required dives in for Boe and Nic´s diver certification.´ -Jennifer R.
In all our charters, Tyler was absolutely the best hands down...especially for the divers. He´s a real gem. Erika went beyond perfect! Just an amazing young lady. They were flexible, but we mostly stuck to the itinerary we started with because it was best anyway. First time to paddle board and Tyler was the perfect teacher! Even my 82 year old hubby did it! Yay!!
Beyond amazing! Erika bent over backwards to find everything we asked for and more. We´ve sailed half a dozen times, including bareboat, and this was by far the best. -Patty S.