Cruising Area of Whiskey Business

Pref. Pick-upRH
Other Pick-upRH
Summer PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands

Whiskey Business Specification

Length45.7 Feet
Beam25.7 Feet
Draft5.3 Feet
Built2014
A/CFull
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
Gym/ExerciseYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch4
Guest SmokeAft sugar scoops only
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Agewater safe - bring life vest
InverterYes
Voltages110V
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity90 gal
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Turnaround48, Inquire for 24

Accommodations

Guests6
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Showers3
Wash Basins3
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads3

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)11.5´
Dinghy Hp15hp
Dinghy Pax4
Snorkel GearYes
2-Man KayakYes
Standup Paddle2
Boarding LadderYes, off scoops
Fishing GearYes
Fishing Rods2
Deep Sea FishingYes
Fishing PermitUSVI ONLY
Other Toys
a 6-person paddleboard
a subwing

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes

Cuisine

Din-in6
Special DietsYes
BBQYes

Green Initiatives

Whiskey Business Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Crew PetsYes
Crew Pet TypeDog
Captain
CaptainWade Phillip Ball
NationalityUSA
Born1968
SpeaksEnglish
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateTippee Ball
NationalityUSA
Born1966
LicenseSTCW


Tippee & Wade are no strangers to the water or to entertaining friends and family. And they are very excited to be on the Caribbean charter scene! There is nothing they are more passionate about than watching friends and family enjoying their Lagoon 450F and making memories.

Their motto is “Dream it. Then do it”. And that´s exactly what they are doing. Both have an entrepreneurial spirit and love the challenge of a new adventure. They both retired early from the corporate world after 30 years and immediately started an online business and began to execute on their dream of owning a catamaran and chartering in the Virgin Islands. Both love to travel, but the Virgin Islands stole their hearts a few years prior when they were married on St John, so this is where they decided to execute their dream!

A funny story they tell is that when they met, Wade was an “all power” toy aficionado. He owned several “power toys” including a power boat. Tippee had developed a passion for sailing in her 20´s while sailing off the beach in Sullivan´s Island, South Carolina. And she preferred the quieter art of sailing versus power. When first asked about sailing, Wade´s response was “I don´t sail, I like power and speed”. That all quickly changed when Tippee planned their first sailing adventure off the coast of South Carolina. He loves to shut off the engines on their lagoon 450F and just listen to the wind. And as they say “the rest is history”.

Wade and Tippee have five children, ranging in age from 20-30 years old. Four daughters and one son. They also have three grandchildren. When they aren´t sailing or traveling, spending time with them is their favorite thing to do. They also love to fish and Tippee usually catches the biggest fish! But Wade is ok with that as long as it´s something she can cook for him.

Tippee´s love of cooking was inspired early in her life by friends and family who shaped her culinary talents. She continues to actively educate herself and learn new flavors and techniques in her culinary art. Her famous pasta with Italian Gravy is a frequently requested item from friends and family.

Wade has always loved the water, owning boats since college. Since falling in love with sailing, he has been actively educating himself on both the art of sailing and has received his captain´s license. Wade is an avid DIY´er and has ample opportunity to use his talents on the boat.

Whiskey Business also has a third crew member. He´s a four legged crew member who greets guests and enamors them with his piercing blue eyes. “Bo”, part husky and part gray hound was rescued by Tippee when he was three months old and is very emotionally intelligent! He´s never met a stranger and he might just be your favorite crew member. ´Bo´ can be boarded upon request.

Tippee & Wade believe that experiences and adventures are the best gift you can give your family and friends. And they love being part of helping others make memories to last a lifetime. They look forward to helping you and your family or friends make amazing memories on Whiskey Business!

****CREW HAS BEEN FULLY VACCINATED FOR COVID-19****

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Whiskey Business Reservations & Port Locations

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May 16, 2022May 20, 2022Booked: Owner Use - St. Thomas to Owner Use - St. Thomas
May 21, 2022May 28, 2022Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
May 30, 2022Jun 03, 2022Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jun 04, 2022Jun 12, 2022Unavailable: Unavailable, Crew Holiday to Unavailable, Crew Holiday
Jun 15, 2022Jun 22, 2022Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jun 24, 2022Jun 30, 2022Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jul 07, 2022Jul 12, 2022Booked: Owner Use - St. Thomas to Owner Use - St. Thomas
Jul 24, 2022Jul 31, 2022Transit: St Thomas, USVI* to Grenada, St Georges
Aug 01, 2022Oct 31, 2022Unavailable: Grenada, St Georges to Grenada, St Georges
Nov 07, 2022Nov 12, 2022Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Nov 20, 2022Nov 27, 2022Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Dec 03, 2022Dec 10, 2022Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jan 06, 2023Jan 13, 2023Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jan 25, 2023Jan 30, 2023Unavailable: Unavailable, Crew Holiday to Unavailable, Crew Holiday
Feb 04, 2023Feb 11, 2023Unavailable: Unavailable, Crew Holiday to Unavailable, Crew Holiday
Feb 25, 2023Mar 04, 2023Booked: Red Hook to Red Hook
Mar 18, 2023Mar 25, 2023Unavailable: Unavailable, Crew Holiday to Unavailable, Crew Holiday
Dec 26, 2023Jan 02, 2024Hold: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*

Whiskey Business Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $15,700

High price: $18,000


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2022 Summer$16,000$16,500$17,000$17,500$18,000
2022/23 Winter$16,000$16,500$17,000$17,500$18,000
2023 Summer$16,000$16,500$17,000$17,500$18,000
2023/24 Winter$16,000$16,500$17,000$17,500$18,000

Yacht terms: All Inclusive*
*Cruising Permits, Fees, and Taxes to be paid by the Charterer upon entry to Cruising Grounds or Ports for all locations. Please inquire about rates and customary fees.

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.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Whiskey Business.

Whiskey Business Guest Reviews

March 2022

On our last day of a weeklong charter on Whiskey Business, I asked our 11-year-old son what was his favorite part of this vacation. He didn´t even have to think about his answer. EVERYTHING. That was his answer. EVERYTHING. I realized then it was my answer, too. There was no way I could pinpoint the best part of the week living aboard one of the most beautiful boats in one of the most beautiful places with two of the most beautiful people, Captain Wade and Chef Tippee. We felt safe and comfortable in the capable hands of Captain Wade, who navigated the waters of the USVI as if he´d been doing it since birth. We were treated each and every meal with home-cooked love - every meal felt like a special Sunday supper. The boat itself felt like home in its comfort and in how welcoming Wade and Tippee made us feel. I could truly go on and on and on. I´ll just leave this strong recommendation with this. My husband and I have traveled quite a bit and we both said, bar none, a week on Whiskey Business was the best vacation of our lives. Little moments made for big memories and we´ll be back to make some more. xxoo

March 2022

This was a big bucket list trip for us an it was exceptional. Tippee and Wade and Bo are great hosts and the experience could not have been better. The food was gourmet, and they accommodated our tastes. The boat toys 6´ paddle board, other paddle boards, big floatie, tent and chairs for the beach...we had everything we needed. Great experience with a floating taco bar and a boat concert!

February 2022

Where to begin… what started off as a wedding week on the WhiskeyBusiness ended with life long friendships! Wade & Tippee are truly the most genuine people you will ever meet. Their soul purpose is to see you have an incredible experience on the Whiskey Business, as they invite you into their home, they are serving you memories I’m sure you have never experienced before. Wade is an incredible Captain, I felt completely safe at all times with his expertise and capabilities. Tippee is there to make sure you have the best food possible and is quite the chef indeed and all the food she prepares in just a little galley kitchen. Trust me, you will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!! We laughed, we cried, we bonded over drinks and well prepared gourmet food. The stories that were told had great belly laughs and you knew you would be sad to see it all come to an end. Wade & Tippe know the very best places to take you. You can hike, relax, water board, what ever you can dream, you can do on this catamaran. The accommodations were top notch. Each have their own bathroom as well. The beds were comfortable also. No TV folks, but don’t worry, you will forget about that . There’s no need when you’re in paradise. The best advise is this… DONT OVER THINK THIS TRIP, just book it before it’s too late. Wether it’s for your family or close friends, you will have the trip you’ve always dreamed. Thank you, Wade & Tippee, I miss y’all’s sweet faces already!! ♥️⛵️ till next time… oh wait, how can I forget BO, that’s the cutest blue eyed pup with you will EVER meet. Must like fur babies bc Bo is the first mate on this sail. Id say he was partial to me, but that be a lie, bc apparently he LOVES everyone

February 2022

We were so HONORED to have Whiskey Business host our wedding! Captain Wade and Tippee Ball are a complete 5 Star Service . We highly recommend them and their vessel for your next USVI excursion. We chartered for a week with friends and had a trip of a lifetime! And the accommodations and food are DIVINE!!

February 2022

What an absolutely incredible journey it has been this past week. Tippee and Wade and their dog Bo were the best hosts on their catamaran…Whiskey Business! We’ve made new, life-long friends and look forward to getting together again with them in the near future! This mighty Duo invited us aboard with open arms. Wade is the super captain of his boat and Tippee was a five star chef, turning out three incredible meals for eight people in that kitchen daily. Unbelievable! They will exceed your expectations in every way possible. We highly recommend chartering with them. We look forward to our next journeys with Tippee and Wade aboard Whiskey Business!

January 2022

What an amazing experience on Whiskey Business between Christmas and New Years! You could not ask for better hosts with Wade, Tippee, and Bo. It truly was a vacation of a lifetime for our family. It was the perfect mix of relaxation and activity for our family of 5 including kids 10, 13 and 15. What better way to celebrate a kid’s birthday and New Years Eve. Wade and Tippee accommodated all of our requests and I couldn’t be happier with the experience, minus the few pounds gained on the trip, from all the fantastic meals. We look forward to our next trip on Whiskey Business.

January 2022

A week on Whiskey Business with Tippee Wade was our first chartered sailing experience, and thanks to such an incredible experience, it wont be our last! PERFECT family vacation. A great balance between relaxation, family time and various activities - hiking, island exploration, snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc. Wade and Tippee´s hospitality and easy going nature made us feel relaxed and welcome, and they did everything possible to customize the trip to exceed our expectations - which they did! Can´t even begin to say enough about the food and cocktails. It was an amazing week!

January 2022

Our sailing trip on the Whiskey Business was perfect! We had 4 nights and five days of delicious and beautifully prepared food, we went to many different gorgeous coves where they had all the fun toys, boards, snorkel gear and anything we wanted to play in the ocean and they also took us to shore for trail hikes with gorgeous views! It was everything we dreamed of and our grown children were amazed! Our captains Tippee and Wade Ball were so kind, fun and informative so we could also learn all about the islands and their history! This was our second trip and can’t wait to book again!!

January 2022

Our family chartered the Whiskey Business with Wade, Tippee, and Below deck Bo!!! We had the most incredible week. Wade and Tippee know all of the best beaches, restaurants, and activities to recommend! The boat is beautiful and they have super fun ocean toys! Tippee’s cooking was so amazing and Wade is a great bartender! We all left saying this was our favorite vacation we’ve taken! Thank you Whiskey Business!!!!!

December 2021

What a wonderful day spent with Wade, Tippee and Bo!!! Thank you so much for taking that leap of faith and jumping for your dreams it made it possible for us to enjoy a wonderful day with our kids and the three of you. You helped us create unforgettable memories for our kids. We can’t wait to come back for that week long trip aboard to explore and hear more of your stories! Thanks stay safe.

July 2021

It was the best experience of our lives. Wade and Tippee are wonderful people who accommodated to our every want.

You won’t find a better Catamaran trip!!July 2021

July 2021

Tippee and Wade are amazing!

They took great care of us on our day charter and we can’t wait to go back!!

July 2021

We cannot say enough wonderful things about our time on Whiskey Business. Wade, Tippee, & Bo were the most incredible hosts & we had the experience of a lifetime! We visited the most beautiful coves/keys & ate the most delicious food. We feel blessed to have celebrated your first anniversary chartering and cannot wait to sail with you again!!!

Dan, Leah, Jensen, & Kaycee

July 2021

Great time! Best vacation ever! Wade & Tippee are owner operators and went out of their way to make everything wonderful. Food was delicious - Tippee planned meals that fit our tastes and hid all nuts in their room as we have a nut allergy. They planned the days based on our wants and gave great suggestions. Boat was really nice with tons of places to relax! Cannot recommend enough - book it!

The BoXXXw Family
South Carolina

June 2021

Awesome trip to the USVI to celebrate Andrew´s 21st, Elena´s graduation, and being together! Saw so many beautiful beaches, played lots of games and cards, read many books, ate and drank so many yummy things and just relaxed. Couldn´t have asked for better hosts than Tippee, Wade and everyone´s favorite friend Bo. Made this trip so special and fun with all of their extra touches. Can´t wait to go back!!

June 2021

It was the best experience of our lives. Wade and Tippee are wonderful people who accommodated to our every want. You won´t find a better catamaran trip!!

-Eric

June 2021

Some highlights from our USVI trip celebrating Drew´s senior year (as his trip was canceled last year... thanks a lot... COVID) and Brynne´s senior year. And I left out soooo many pics!! This doesn´t show the many cool places we visited. Gorgeous views!! Wonderful memories! Thank you Wade & Tippee!

June 2021

Dear Jared, you deserve the best! Happy to spend your fathers day aboard Whiskey Business with Raisin Sail Island Charters! Highly recommend these awesome people from Greenville!

June 2021

We cannot say enough wonderful things about our time on Whiskey Business. Wade, Tippee & Bo were the most incredible hosts and we had the experience of a lifetime! We visited the most beautiful coves/keys and ate the most delicious food. We feel blessed to have celebrated your first anniversary chartering and cannot wait to sail with you again!!!

Dan, Leah, Jensen & Kaycee

May 2021

What an awesome time. Two of the best people you will ever meet. Great boat! We truly enjoyed our day.
-Bud

These two are the greatest! Their boat is awesome! The sweetest dog named Bo! Tippee cooked lunch and it was great. She has so much information about the history and area that is very interesting. Wade is an awesome captain!! Definitely recommend them!

May 2021

We had the best time! Tippee and Wade were great hosts! The food was amazing and they had everything you need to have a great time! Paddle boards, kayaks and snorkel gear! Tippee makes great margaritas too! Captain Wade knows all the good spots with amazing views. Boat is so comfortable it´s crazy!! You won´t be disappointed and will have an amazing time!

May 2021

What an amazing day we had on Whiskey Business with Raisin´ Sail charters. Wade, Tippee and Bo were the absolute best hosts! Captain Wade´s expertise with the Cat are quite impressive while the Cat itself is AMZING! Chef Tippee wows you with her way around the galley! We had the most fabulous lunch. Bo is such a welcome addition... he has a way of making you feel right at home. If you have the opportunity to take a charter whether it is a day adventure or week, Whiskey Business is the way to go!!!

May 2021

Our group did a day charter and had the best day ever with Tippee and Wade! The cat is incredible, the lunch and drinks were 5 star, and the Captain & Chef were awesome! Below Deck Bo was a wonderful surprise and he took to us all like he had known us forever! Captain Wade knew exactly where the best snorkeling was and it was the best snorkel trip I´ve ever had!!!! We can´t wait to book a week on Whiskey Business because our day just wasn´t enough! Thanks Tippee & Wade for a PERFECT day!

May 2021

We had an excellent time on Whiskey Business! Tippee and Wade were awesome! Tippee was an incredible host, cook and tour guide! Wade was an excellent Captain and answered TONS of our questions! Bo was the best deckhand ever and so sweet! If you get the opportunity to charter, choose these guys! It was an experience we will never forget! Oh, buy the towels! They are awesome!! Thanks Tippee, Wade & Bo!

May 2021

My husband and I and our 4 kids just finished 3 days on Whiskey Busniess and we CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS! The boat is beautiful and comfortable and Tippee is possibly the best cook I have ever had make me a meal.. and if that is not enough Wade and Tippee are 2 of the absolute nicest people you will ever meet. My 9 year old son followed Wade around like he had met a Rockstar, asking him a million questions and Wade was SO kind. If you´ve been looking to book a charter, look no further. It doesn´t get any better than Whiskey Business and we can´t wait to book it again.

May 2021

What an amazing day we had on Whiskey Business. Wade, Tippee & Bo were the absolute best hosts! Captain Wade´s expertise with the Cat a re quite impressive while the Cat itself is AMAZING! Chef Tippee wows you with her way around the galley! We had the most fabulous lunch. Bo is such a welcome addition... he has a way of making you feel right at home. If you have the opportunity to take a charter whether it´s a day adventure or a week, RAISIN SAIL ISLAND CHARTERS is the one you should take.

May 2021

Our group did a day charter and had the best day with Tippee and Wade! The Cat is incredible, the lunch and drinks were 5 star, and the Captain and Chef were awesome! Below Deck Bo was a wonderful surprise and he took to us all like he had known us forever! Captain Wade knew exactly where the best snorkeling was and it was the best snorkel trip I´ve ever had!!!!! We can´t wait to book a week on Whiskey Business because our day just wasn´t enough. Thanks Tippee & Wade for a PERFECT day!

April 2021

I don´t even know where to start! We were literally blessed with a trip to the US Virgin Islands on the catamaran Whiskey Business by our amazing hosts and now dear friends Wade and Tippee!! I cannot even begin to explain the levels of relaxed and soul touching peace we have felt over the past 5 days. We went to the most beautiful islands, moored in peaceful bays and played like kids in the water! We swam, snorkeled, hiked and did a lot of staring at the ocean. Tippee is a talented chef and so we also ate the most yummy food EVER!! This was a trip of a lifetime with our friends and we will make it a tradition to go back often to check on the turtles!!

Oh and we can´t forget below deck Bo!! The seaworthy pup that stole our hearts.

April 2021

Six of us did a day charter with Tippee a nd Wade and we did not want to leave! Our adventure actually started when Tippee and I figured our that she and Wade and our party of 6 were all on the same plane out of CLT, heading to STT. We coincidentally sat right across from them at t he gate and knew right away that it was our future captain and chef crew behind the masks. By the time we saw them again for our charter on Sunday, we felt like we were meeting up with long lost friends. We sailed to various sports around St John and Tippee made a fabulous lunch of shrimp tacos, homemade beans, salsa, guac, etc. Drinks were always flowing and music was always playing. The day flew by way too fast. Can´t recommend these guys enough and can´t wait to see them again for a longer sailing adventure.

April 2021

Heading home from a magical trip!

We just came back from sailing with Wade and Tippee and cannot wait to share with you a brief look into our adventure on Whiskey Business!

The food, the adventures, the hospitality, the company was every bit of perfection! We know this will be our first of many trips with Wade, Tippee and Bo.

Our family is forever grateful for this trip with your family, it was truly magical!

April 2021

Wow...just wow!! So much fun and so many sweet memories made. Thank you Michael Snider for such an awesome trip!! Thank you to our awesome hosts Tippee and Wade Ball, you guys made us feel right at home and we can´t thank you enough for the incredible food, sightseeing and endless smiles!

April 2021

I have no words for t he incredible time we had this spring break on Whiskey Business. If you are looking for an amazing family trip, look no further. Wade and Tippee made us feel like family the minute we set foot on the boat. They accommodated all of the kids favorite foods and had an entire menu prepared just for James´s allergies. This will be a trip non of us will ever forget!!!

March 2021

We had an amazing charter with Tippee, Captain Wade and of course sweet Beau! We sailed all around St John stopping from Maho Bay to Christmas Cove. Limeout floating taco bar in Coral Bay was a hit! Each destination was breathtaking. We have traveled a lot of places and we never experienced such an amazing trip. The food, drinks, and island views were amazing! You won´t regret booking Whiskey Business!

Ashley

March 2021

We had the most amazing time with Tippe, Wade and Beau (star of the show, their pupper)! This was no doubt the highlight of our trip. We spent the day snorkeling, paddle boarding, and sun bathing. Food and drinks were delicious! Y´all, if you don´t book a day, few days, or week with them... you are doing it wrong. Thank you again for the most incredible experience and making my birthday one to remember!!

Dec 2020

We recently spent a week with lovely host, Wade and Tippee ball, as we chartered for a week around St Thomas and St John. I cannot begin to explain how wonderful this entire trip was which was a well needed break from our very busy work lives. The food was superb, with excellent view and many activities including paddle boarding, snorkeling, hiking an more. I am ready perusing the calendar to plan our return adventure. Thank so much for a purely magical week!

Dec 2020

This was honestly one of our best family vacations ever! Tippee and Wade made sure our every last wish was granted. The Food was amazing, drinks delicious, boat beautiful and company terrific. We are already talking about coming back soon! You can´t go wrong choosing Whiskey Business!

Dec 2020

the perfect holiday vacation! Our family has traveled every year for the Christmas holiday and our time with Tippee an Wade rank as our best holiday vacation yet. The food was wonderful the drinks amazing and the company was the best! Truly a week paradise!