Whiskey Business Description

Whiskey Business is a beautiful 45´ Lagoon Catamaran with 3 queen cabins each with private ensuite baths including electric heads, vanity and separate showers. She boasts multiple areas to sit and relax or sip a cocktail and enjoy the cool trade winds and the beautiful blue Caribbean water! She´s available this 2022/2023 season crewed by the outstanding duo Capt. Wade and Chef Tippee Ball. Along with their onboard celebrity, Bo the dog, guest experiences are always exceeded on Whiskey Business! TOYS: 2 Stand Up Paddle Boards, 1 6-Person Paddle Board, Snorkeling Gear, Floating Mats, 1 2-Person Kayak, 1 Subwing, 2 Fishing Rods & Onshore Games. DIVING: Offered via rendezvous only

Cruising Area of Whiskey Business

Pref. Pick-upSt. Thomas, USVI
Other Pick-upTortola, BVI
Summer PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Winter PortSt. Thomas, USVI
Summer OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands
Winter OperationsCaribbean Virgin Islands


Wash Basins3
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads3


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

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


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Other Entertainment
REFIT DETAILS: During the 2022/2023 season, Whiskey Business has had these items replaced or upgraded: solar installation, lithium battery conversion, new windlass & windlass motor, new generator installed, air conditioning replaced


Special DietsYes

Whiskey Business Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Crew PetsYes
Crew Pet TypeDog
CaptainWade Phillip Ball
License50T Master
Chef/First Mate
Chef/First MateTippee Ball

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, in their 20´s and 30´s. Four daughters and one son. They also have four 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!


Whiskey Business Calendar

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Whiskey Business Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 10, 2024Jun 17, 2024Unavailable: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI
Jun 18, 2024Jun 22, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jun 23, 2024Jun 29, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jul 06, 2024Jul 13, 2024Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jul 14, 2024Jul 21, 2024Unavailable: Owner Use - St. Thomas to Owner Use - St. Thomas
Jul 22, 2024Oct 31, 2024Unavailable: Puerto Rico* to Puerto Rico*
Nov 01, 2024Nov 14, 2024Unavailable: British Virgin Islands* to British Virgin Islands*
Nov 24, 2024Nov 29, 2024Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Dec 27, 2024Jan 03, 2025Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Jan 05, 2025Jan 12, 2025Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jan 18, 2025Jan 23, 2025Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Jan 25, 2025Feb 01, 2025Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Feb 02, 2025Feb 12, 2025Unavailable: Unavailable, Crew Holiday to Unavailable, Crew Holiday
Feb 14, 2025Feb 21, 2025Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Feb 22, 2025Feb 28, 2025Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
Mar 03, 2025Mar 08, 2025Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Saint John, USVI*
Mar 18, 2025Mar 25, 2025Hold: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Apr 12, 2025Apr 19, 2025Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*
May 03, 2025May 10, 2025Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
May 16, 2025May 29, 2025Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*
Aug 01, 2025Dec 31, 2026Unavailable: 1 to 1

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: $17,700

High price: $20,000

Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax
2024 Summer$18,000$18,500$19,000$19,500$20,000
2024/25 Winter$18,000$18,500$19,000$19,500$20,000
2025 Summer$18,000$18,500$19,000$19,500$20,000

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.


Cruising Grounds: ​​British Virgin Islands & U.S. Virgin Islands
​Pick Up/Drop Off: St. Thomas or Tortola
Yacht: BVI-Based
Crew: Permanent Annual Work Permits
​BVI Customs & Cruising Permit Fees: Included

LESS THAN 7 NIGHT CHARTERS: For 6 nights divide by 7N X 6N. For less than 6 nights, divide by 6N X number of nights.


SLEEP ABOARD: Available for half of the daily rate. Includes boarding after 4pm, snacks, welcome cocktails & continental breakfast. Dinner ashore is additional. Select option upon booking. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year´s weeks.

7 nights ($150 off per person) - Includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners aboard - with all other meals to be taken ashore at client expense
2@$17,700 | 3@$18,050 | 4@$18,400 | 5@$18,750 | 6@$19,100

7 nights ($75 off per person) - Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2@$17,850 | 3@$18,275 | 4@$18,700 | 5@$19,125 | 6@$19,550

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS: 7 night minimum, Full Board, VIRGIN ISLANDS
CHRISTMAS: 1-6 pax $24,000
NEW YEARS: 1-6 pax $24,000

Whiskey Business Guest Reviews

May 2024

My husband and I and our closest friends just spent a week in the British Virgin Islands on Whiskey Business. Thank you for such a spectacular time Captain, Wade, and wife, (First Mate/Chef Extraordinaire), Tippee, and their adorable pup, Bo- the friendliest pup ever! Wade and Tippee were so very attentive to our very need and so friendly (we absolutely made new friends). They knew everything about sailing, the islands, and keeping us entertained. Tippee’s cooking is beyond compare and Wade’s cocktails were excellent. Everything was so meticulous. They knew exactly what island to explore, as well as great restaurants and beach bars. They catered to our every need and we laughed so much! We had fun on the paddle boards, with the snorkeling gear, a huge raft and the hammocks that hung off the back. We highly recommend this trip. Our memories will last a lifetime!
❤️ Gary and Connie

May 2024

Tippee & Wade
We were worried at first when we had to re-book but the zoom call eased our minds but when we got here and met you t.wo it all disappeared. You were both the best host we could have had and so much fun to be with. Sincerely hope you come visit us in Colorado, we’d love to keep in touch and please think about Greece 2025 Sep.
Ed & Kate

May 2024

Tippee & Wade,
The trip was awesome. Thanks for everything and we couldn’t have met two nicer people. Please keep in touch and if you’re ever up our way, give us a call.
Thanks again,
Laurie & Craig

May 2024

Tippee & Wade,
Thank you so much for an incredible trip! We loved every minute of it. We consider you our new friends! And, Bo is the coolest pup! We will stay in touch and wish you all the best thru the remainder of your sailing career. Tippee - I definitely want your cookbook - you cooked amazing meals.
Gary and Connie

April 2024

Wade and Tippee were an amazing crew! We greatly enjoyed their friendliness and knowledge of the USVI and BVI. The boat was spacious, well organized, and extremely clean. The food and drinks were outstanding and exceeded our expectations! Every meal was meticulously prepared with the utmost attention to presentation, freshness, and taste! Our preference sheet was followed to the letter.

Tippee and Wade were extremely courteous, helpful, so friendly, and knowledgeable about the USVI/BVI! Both the pace and itinerary were exactly as I expected and perfect for our group!

Tippee and Wade are the best in the business!Mike B

April 2024

Wade and Tippee were an amazing crew! We greatly enjoyed their friendliness and knowledge of the USVI and BVI. The boat was spacious, well organized, and extremely clean. The food and drinks were outstanding and exceeded our expectations! Every meal was meticulously prepared with the utmost attention to presentation, freshness, and taste! Our preference sheet was followed to the letter. Tippee and Wade were extremely courteous, helpful, so friendly, and knowledgeable about the USVI/BVI! Both the pace and itinerary were exactly as I expected and perfect for our group! I want to go back!
-Mike B.

February 2024

Dear Tippe and Wade,
30 years ago a private sailing charter in the Caribbean topped my bucket list and has stayed at the top until this week - when you checked off that box. This trip has met and exceeded all my hopes and expectations with a bonus childhood connection and two new friends (plus a canine pal!) Wade, I appreciate your easy nature combined with your management of the very serious side of our safe passage. I also appreciate your patience as I learned to get in and out of the dinghy. Your cocktails and mocktails are also delicious!
Tippe, your food is astonishing, and your stories inspiring. Somehow we felt like welcome old friends from the minute we boarded. That is without your nature, and this hosting gig is perfect for you.

February 2024

Tippe and Wade
Hey you guys, What an unbelievable ton of work you´ve done these past 5 days for us and don´t think for one moment it´s gone unnoticed or unappreciated. This boat feels like ´love in motion´.
My desire at this time of life is to keep the options open, and see what flows for ever and the moment, never mind the day/week. Accept all miracles and not one is bigger than another. All are meaningful to me.

Thank you so much for sharing your space, this dream, your personalities, passions, story telling, tolerance of each other and us, your good will, creativity, listening skills, chapters of life and love for each other.
You are great stewards of this boat and the sea. Living learning, layer over layer, and sharing the knowledge. Wise beings you are. Stay safe, calm and accepting as you are.
Much love & huna for you both, Pam
Cheri and my best friend

January 2024

This is my 3rd time aboard the Whiskey Business but my first overnight charter. When my sister in law was contemplating a boat charter for her 40th, I recommended she check out Whiskey Business. Tippee and Wade are first class hosts, the food is incredible and the vessel itself is perfect for what she was looking for. Lucky for me she invited us to join her on this once in a lifetime trip! I could not recommend these guys enough. You come aboard as guests but leave as family. Tippee and Wade are a phenomal team on the seas. Our bellies were happy, our glasses were full and the conversation was plentiful. Bo is the best pup in the Caribbean, his blue life jacket is known by many folks in the area who all have such wonderful things to say about this crew. They have made a name for themselves in the USVI and once you sail with them you will know why. I look forward to being aboard again. Thank y´all for making Katie´s 40th birthday amazing!

January 2023

Our family had a spectacular week on Whiskey Business! Just the break we needed between Christmas and New Years. Chef Tippee and Capt Wade took care of us like family and Bo the pup was a loving and fun companion. The delicious and creative food, the crystal water, the hikes, the weather, the island cocktails made for a dream vacation.
It exceeded our expectations and we fell in love with living on a sailboat !! Hope we can do it again soon. They are the ultimate hosts.

December 2023

We probably do not know enough adjectives to describe the amazing week we spent with Tippee and Wade and Bo on Whiskey Business. They talk about having a dream vacation, well our dreams not only came true but we had new adventures and made lasting memories, and two new friends. Where do we start: OK let’s start with the crew, Captain Wade, Admiral/Chef Tippee, and boat dog Bo. Admiral/Chef Tippee made some of the most delicious meals we have ever eaten. Every day and each meal was a culinary adventure. She was able to blend tastes, textures, and colors to create delightful meals. Tippee also had such great knowledge of wonderful places to hike and explore as well as knowledge of landmarks and other boats, she spotted Jeff Bezos’s $500 Million schooner. Every day we were greeted with a heartfelt good morning and ended each day with a heartfelt good night. Captain Wade was a fantastic skipper. He knew how to expertly navigate the 40 knot winds and 6-8 foot seas effortlessly. He and Tippee were great story tellers about the ocean and the various bays we went to and spent the night in. They were extremely flexible when the weather started to get a bit rough, they altered our course, made some adjustments to where we were going, and found us some less bumpy coves. They also were able to direct us to the best snorkeling spots we have every been to. You have to ask Wade to make you either a Pain Killer or a Bushwacker, two local delicious cocktails. If Wade can’t make it, it doesn’t need to be served. A huge thank you to Tippee and Wade for making our pre-Christmas surprise for our daughter and son-in-law, a Christmas cocktail. Then an even bigger surprise, was the cocktail, called a girl scout cookie shot, a tradition from Francestown, NH, that our Daughter and Son-in-law set up with Tippee and Wade Bo the boat dog, what a cool name for a cool dog. We had a great time letting Bo show us the trails as we visited the Petroglyphs and the sugar plantation. You might even find a picture of me and Bo sleeping on the deck. Sometimes you get very lucky and meet the kind of people you treat like family, Tippee and Wade made us feel like family all week. If you want to eat outstanding cuisine, experience the USVI like a local, swim with fishes, octopus, sharks, rays, starfish, and turtles, as well as drink the best cocktails made on the water in the Caribbean, then you must visit Wade and Tippee on Whiskey Business. You won’t believe you could have this much fun.

July 2023

How do I love Whiskey Business? Let me count the ways!

1. Wade and Tippee truly make you feel like a guest in their home and treat you like family. They are the epitome of southern grace and hospitality!

2. Decision fatigue is a thing! Life and work has countless decisions to make everyday. When living on Whiskey Business you can trust Wade and Tippee to curate an incredible adventure and just sit back and enjoy the ride!

3. The comfort of the yacht is pure perfection and no detail has gone untouched. From the four inch thick mattress pads that make you feel like you’re sleeping on air to the high end toiletries Tippee stocks in every bathroom.

4. The food. Oh, the food. You would think an entire crew is in the kitchen preparing each meal! Right when you think one meal can’t get better than the last, they do.

5. Wade and Tippee know the islands, the region’s history, and it’s like being on board with your own personal tour guides! Pro tip: if you love to hike they can take you to the best spots.

6. There’s never a shortage of toys! From subwings to paddle boards to snorkeling…they have stocked the boat with everything you need to enjoy the outdoor recreation of the region.

We’ve spent two full week charters with Whiskey Business and are already planning our next trip!

Stephanie Heinatz

June 2023

What a vacation! We had a blast on Whiskey Business! Tippee cooking gourmet meals for us and Wade taking us for unforgettable experiences! We toured St Thomas and St John before they took us to the British Virgin Islands! We went to the Baths and swam, snorkeled at the Indians. We saw several turtles, Bud and I both saw and swam with spotted eagle rays! The coral is amazing, so live and full of fish. We celebrated Chad Allinder, flying an Auburn and thing blue line flags. The food prepared for us was top notch. I still haven´t figured out how Tippee can create such wonderful things in that tiny kitchen. We had lunch at a floating taco bar. Wade is a mixologist when it comes to cocktails. And as if that was not enough, they hired a 2 piece band to play off the back of the catamaran. We sailed part of the time which was very cool. And they have the sweetest dog named Bo who has his own instagram page! Look them up if you ever want to have a fantastic vacation. Personal service for sure and we made new friends we call family!

May 2023

This was our first trip to the Virgin Islands and cant imagine a better way to go! Captain Wade, Chef Tippee and their trusty Skipper, Bo, made it a trip of a lifetime. This sights were breathtaking sailing from cove to cove. We had unlimited activities from snorkeling, paddle boarding, lounging in the hammocks to exploring some of the islands famous attractions like The Baths and of course visiting some of the world-famous bars. The meals prepared by Tippee rivals 5-star restaurants and not only did Wade navigate the seas but he is also a master mixologist. From the moment we stepped onboard to the day we left a week later, we felt completely pampered.

April 2023

What an amazing experience in the Virgin IslandsCaptain Wade amd Tippee were so knowledgeable about the islands, great hosts and tons of fun. Chef Tippee has an amazing menu and every meal was fabulous The accommodations were great! The boat is much prettier in person. Bathrooms more spacious than expected and the beds are SO comfy!! Can’t wait to sail again with Whiskey Business!

April 2023

Our expectations were completely exceeded on this wonderful vacation. Every day was beautiful from sun up to sun down. Whiskey Business was even more beautiful in person and extremely comfortable for us. Captain Wade and Tippee were extraordinary hosts in every way and Bo was the charming sidekick. From Tippee’s delicious meal after meal, to Capt Wade’s perfect tropical cocktail. The i ing on top of the cake was the day they surprised me with a birthday party, including a local band to play on the boat. They invited other boats from the area to join the fun, ensuring it will be a day we remember forever. It was perfect.
They both made sure we explored areas we hadn’t seen before and taught us a lot about the local environment. Bo even enjoyed being our guide on several hikes. It was the perfect combination of relaxation and adventurous fun.
It is a pleasure to now call Wade, Tippee and Bo friends and we hope to join them again on a future sailing!

March 2023

We had an incredible week with Wade, Tippee, and Bo on Whiskey Business in March of 2023!

We cannot say enough about the boat and crew. The professionalism and care taken began with us on the introductory Zoom call a few months before when Wade and Tippee asked us about our likes and dislikes with regards to food and drink, coupled with our desired activities while we were on the boat. They were very responsive every time we had a question, from the Zoom call up until a day before our trip!

They explained our arrival in depth and as soon as we landed at the airport, with our taxi driver calling us to be sure we knew he was ready for us. The taxi ride was seamless and before we knew it, we were at the dock hopping on Whiskey Business. We cruised over to Christmas Bay and had a wonderful time meeting Wade, Tippee, and Bo in person and enjoyed a delicious first meal.

While I could go into in-depth detail about each day, it would require a novel! In essence, everything was outstanding. Wade and Tippee are skilled navigators and always seemed to find the calm waters. Tippee deserves her own 5 Star Michelin restaurant for the meals that she whipped up for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Capt. Wade always made sure our drinks were full and the coolers were stocked (the killa, is killer - you have been warned). As a note, be sure to try both Capt. Wade´s bloody mary and his old fashioned.

The two made sure we got to see a new bay every day and were happy to supply paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, and anything we needed to enjoy some fun in the sun. They had great tips on snorkeling and hikes and showed us some beautiful parts of the island.

We had a birthday on board and Wade and Tippee organized Moss Henry (a local musician) to come and play a 2 hour concert on the back of the boat and it was so much fun! People from all over the bay came by and it was truly a one of a kind party. Additionally, one of our group members really wanted to fish and they made sure we checked that off the list too!

While Wade and Tippee were incredible, the boat was wonderful too! It was clean, incredibly well-organized, and had ample outside space - whether you wanted to be in the sun or in the shade. It is very well kept and had plenty of room for our party of six. Additionally, the boat is incredibly well stocked with koozies, microfiber beach towels, paddle boards, snorkel gear, and varying levels of SPF sunscreens.

All-in-all, it was an incredible week. Tippee´s culinary talents are second to none and every meal was both unique and outstanding. Wade´s cocktails were delicious and he made sure that you were always topped off and that your beer was always cold. The two worked tirelessly to ensure that we were having a good time, were well taken care of, and got to enjoy the experiences we wanted to. Early on in the trip, the feeling that Wade and Tippee were just working on a boat we were on switched quickly to a feeling that we were enjoying our trip with lifelong friends. It hurt to get off the boat on Sunday for a variety of reasons, but Wade, Tippee, and Bo accounted for many of those reasons.

Bo deserves his own paragraph. He is the coolest dog, has the prettiest blue eyes, and was always excited to see us each morning. He also enjoyed tagging along on a few of our adventures. On the last day he seemed to linger on top of our clothes (to prevent us from packing) and we were so sad to tell him goodbye on Sunday.

Not only was this an outstanding trip, but we left feeling like we had made two lifelong friends in Wade and Tippee, and a new four-legged friend in Bo. We highly recommend chartering with Whiskey Business and can´t thank them enough for their hard work and hospitality. We hope to see y´all again soon!

January 2023

We took our family on a week long trip on Whiskey Business and I cannot say enough great things about it. Wade, Tippee and Bo made it the best vacation ever. Tippee´s food was delicious, Wade´s Pain Killers were plentiful and Bo was always a willing partner for a hike. From lobster hunting, sea turtles, eels, nurse sharks, starfish and hikes, there was always something to do. So many memories were made on this trip and we can´t wait to do it again!

December 2022

This charter is mind-blowing and fabulous. I’m sure there are many options but I can guarantee that the food, hospitality, and attentiveness of Captain Wade and his beautiful wife Tippee is unparalleled!!! We arrived as acquaintances and left as family! It’s extraordinarily relaxing, surreal scenery, fun things to do (paddle boards, snorkeling, swimming, hiking……whatever your heart desires.
The most important nuance of the entire trip was we were all made to feel welcome, accepted, and very cared-for. Tippee is worthy of her chef credentials and Wade can mix you a killer drink (my favorite was the Painkillers!) so get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy what is a TRUE vacation. I certainly hope to visit again soon!!!

December 2022

I had the honor to be a part of a celebration of life for our dear friend who had past earlier this year. It was gifted by the wonderful owners of Whiskey Business! Tippee and Wade were such amazing hostesses and made our trip perfect! Their catamaran was super clean and beds super comfy! Tippee went out of her way to make my trip comfortable since I have a food allergy, Celiac’s disease, and cooked my meals separate and especially for me and from cross contamination. She took time out and doubled checked with me to reassure what I could eat which was amazing, delicious, fresh and full of flavor! Wade is an amazing mixologist and always created some wonderful tasty island cocktails. He also made sure we were comfortable and safe when we were paddle boarding, snorkeling and swimming. He is the perfect Captain! He explained every bay we visited and is highly knowledgeable on what areas to visit. He took pride in his catamaran and it showed! We also fell in love with their sweet dog Bo. Very well behaved and brought smiles to our faces with his handsome, calm demeanor and gorgeous blue eyes! I can certainly say we have gained special close friendships and can easily call them family. I can’t thank them enough for their generosity! You won’t be disappointed! Thank you Tippee, Wade, and Bo!

December 2022

This charter trip was a once and a lifetime trip! Wade and Tippie are such genuine people and certainly take pride in their business. Whiskey Business boat was meticulously clean and well stocked with our preferred drink and food. The fresh gourmet meals prepared by Tippie was full of flavor, and the presentation was just as delightful as well. We enjoyed the drink of the day as we spent most of the time basking in the sun on the sun deck and in the hammocks. We also enjoyed the water activities and going ashore for some retail therapy. I will forever cherish this trip as it was a trip that was gifted by Wade and Tippie in honor of our dear friend who passed recently this year. This speaks volumes to Wade and Tippie’s sincerity, as this was their special friend as well. They not only ensured we enjoyed our time, but most importantly embrace this trip to remember our family member/friend. Last but not least, Bo their dog was an added bonus who provided pet therapy and guide dog for hiking. Thank you again for your hospitality, words can’t even express my gratitude! We literally boarded the boat as a friend, but left as family!

November 2022

We just returned from our fantastic all star trip on Whiskey Business with Wade & Tippee. A total 5 star trip! We miss it so much already! ⛵️ what a fabulous time we all had! The boat was so much roomier and luxurious than we could have imagined, the meals we way more gourmet than we could have imagined! Tippee is amazing with what she could cook in her kitchen, and Wade’s competence with the boating and bar tending were spectacular! He was so accommodating with setting us up for snorkeling, retrieving us in the dingy , taking care of all the details, even figuring out all our favorite drinks! We miss you! How we will we ever be able to take care of ourselves again?!

July 2022

We chartered on Whiskey Business June 15 - 22, 2022. From the moment we stepped aboard, Tippee, Wade, & Bo welcomed us and made us feel at home, on their home.
The five of us could not have experienced a better week. It was flawless and pure enjoyment. We were in a stress free environment. They took care of everything and there was nothing too difficult for Tippee and Wade to do for us.
We sailed; we swam; we fished; we hiked; we snorkeled; we paddled on the SUPs; we spent time on a beach and had lunch delivered to us by Tippee and Wade. And, we helped celebrate Tippee’s birthday with a live music concert on board. With all of those activities, there was still time to relax, read, chat and laugh together. It was perfect!
We chose the all inclusive option and are so glad we did. Tippee is an exemplary chef. She made magic happen in the galley. No matter whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we were never disappointed. The meals from the galley rival 5 star restaurants, thanks to Tippee’s expertise and innovations. Wade is an excellent captain. But, also, his ability to mix up a variety of delicious drinks is simply the best. Again, never disappointed. He was continually making sure we we had the equipment needed for all our aquatic adventures. And, Bo was a wonderful companion for our sailing adventure. Bo charmed us all, greeting us every morning with loving nudges and kisses.
This vacation and our time aboard Whiskey Business with Tippee, Wade, & Bo was just wonderful! We felt comfortable, pampered, and loved. We cherish the memories we have from this wonderful and memorable vacation. Our time together has made us lifelong friends and we look forward to another adventure in the future
We all recommend trying a sailing charter on Whiskey Business. You will not be disappointed.
Diane, Page, Missy, Donna , & Denise

June 2022

Our family of four just finished a week with Tippee and Wade on Raisin’ Sail charters and had a fantastic time. They did a great job making sure they knew what we were hoping for, and handled everything - planning and logistics, drinks and meals, activities and outings, safety, and comfort - beautifully.
The boat cabins and shared spaces were spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, the drinks and meals were outstanding, we had just the right combination of activities and down time, and Tippee and Wade were generally just a great team at making sure we were taken care of at every step. And on top of all of that, they were fun to be around and became instant friends.
Highly recommend!

June 2022

If you’re looking for a once in a lifetime vacation… this is it!! Tippee and Wade are the best pair you can ask for! And Bo makes you feel right at home ❤️ these two gave us the best experience we could have asked for! From incredible meals, beautiful destinations, and memories we will never forget. This is a must do. Wade is so attentive and an amazing Captain. He had us laughing the entire trip! Tippee will have you never wanting to leave the boat in fear you might miss one of her delicious treats! Be ready to leave with happy hearts and snug pants highly recommend this trip for families, friends, couples, and for all ages!!

May 2022

Not enough words to describe how fabulous our experience was on Whisky Business! From the first phone call with Tippee to the moment we left with 2 new friends- absolutely fantastic. The food was fun, delicious and set the tone for a great meal every time. Tippee & Wade opened up their home to us and that´s what it felt like - home on the water. Thank you Captain Wade, Tippee & our favorite 4 legged friend - Bo; for changing the way we look at travel!!

May 2022

Diane and I had an incredible week on Whiskey Business (best name ever)!!! Wade, who I knew from a prior work life, and Tippee were excellent hosts and friends to us. They made us feel at “home”. While we thought we would mainly hang out on the boat (which we did a lot), we tried everything they had to offer: snorkeling, paddle-boarding, hiking, hammocks, music, etc. Having tracked their Facebook page for over a year, we knew Tippee’s food would be excellent, and it surpassed our expectations. We even got to be the 1st ones to try the new pizza oven, and the pizza was great. And we must shout out to Wade as an excellent mixologist! They took us to beautiful bays and cities and recommended various places to drink and eat and none disappointed.
As Wade and Tippee say…….DREAM IT. THEN DO IT!

May 2022

I really can’t find the words to describe how incredible this past week was for us on the Whiskey Business. Wade and Tippee exceeded all our expectations on every level … food, drink, entertainment, relaxation, fun…every single category. We left knowing we will 1000% be back! In fact, one couple in our group already booked for next year…before we even left the boat. Our family grew by 2 this week … Tippee and Wade will forever be in our hearts and a part of our family!
“Until the next hello!”

April 2022

Checked a bucket list item off with a trip to St Thomas and St John. Spent a couple days at a hotel on St Thomas then toured St John and it’s National Park with Raisin’Sail Island Charters on Whiskey Business. The girls took a introduction to scuba class and went on their first dive. We snorkeled with sea turtles, we hiked to see petroglyphs and old sugar mill ruins, we laughed and ate. We spent 4 nights moored in National park waters. We come home well rested.

Thank you Wade & Tippee Bishop Ball for taking such good care us and opening your boat and sharing you dog Bo with us. It was a week we will never forget.

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!!


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.

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!


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!