Cruising Area of Yes Dear
Yes Dear Description
Award Winning Chef: 2018 USVI Charter Yacht Show - 1st Place Dessert in Culinary Competition
58ft catamaran with 5 guest cabins, each with ensuite private head with vanity, electric head and shower). Crew have separate cabin with private head. Large foredeck with plenty of lounge area. Huge cockpit for dining and lounging.
Recommend personal cell phones
Port Fwd - King/Master - 6´0´W x 6´10´L
Port Aft - 4´10´W x 6´10´L
Stbd Fwd - Queen 5´3´W x 6´10´L
Stbd Mid Ship - 4´10´W x 6´10´L
Std Aft - 4´10´W x 6´10´L
Bose surround sound system
Giant 48´ pink flamingo water toys
$35 per dive, per diver, payable aboard to yacht crew.
Jonathan is a PADI certified Divemaster and can lead certified divers on dives.
Diving is available for up to 6 guests at a time, max 4 dives per week.
The crew are happy to handle gear rental, pick-up and return on the guests behalf. Crew will discuss details during preference calls with guests. Gear rental is at the guests´ expense; crew provide individual cost estimates based on the guest´s requirements.
For 7 divers or more, the crew can also arrange rendezvous diving with local dive operators.
Yes Dear Crew Profile
Jonathan found his love for the water and the outdoors as an Eagle Scout growing up in South Carolina. In college he learned to sail in the Charleston Oceanic Sailing Association regattas. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, Jonathan moved to St. Thomas where he became the head bartender at the famous Duffy’s Love Shack and he fell in love with the Virgin Islands and diving. In 2011 he bought a sailboat and became a US Coast Guard licensed captain, spending the next seven years chartering and exploring the Virgin Islands. Jonathan and Katie are excited to share to magic of the Virgin Islands and create new adventures and memories with you aboard S/Y Yes Dear!
Katie is a small town girl with big world experience and is excited to bring her knowledge of food and fun to your vacation! With a background in catering, resort event planning, cafes and organic eateries, Katie has always had a passion for cooking and hosting. Her career brought her to the sunny island of St. Thomas, where she fell in love with the simple, sweet way of island life and met her future love and partner, Captain Jonathan Hardin. Soon after, the opportunity to cook on the water presented itself and she jumped into the world of yachting. As a luxury yacht chef and chief stewardess Katie was able to take her love of food and entertaining to a higher level. With three years of experience running luxury yacht charters throughout the Caribbean, she will amaze you with her incredible food and warm hospitality.
Yes Dear CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Yes Dear Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jun 14, 2020||Jun 21, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 10, 2020||Jul 17, 2020||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jul 19, 2020||Oct 30, 2020||Unavailable: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Nov 09, 2020||Nov 15, 2020||Boat Show: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Nov 28, 2020||Dec 05, 2020||Booked: St Thomas, USVI* to St Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 07, 2021||Mar 13, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Mar 28, 2021||Apr 04, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Apr 16, 2021||Apr 24, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 01, 2021||May 08, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|May 09, 2021||May 16, 2021||Booked: Yacht Haven Grand to Yacht Haven Grand|
|Jun 15, 2021||Jun 22, 2021||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jun 24, 2021||Jul 01, 2021||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 05, 2021||Jul 11, 2021||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
Yes Dear Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. Inquire for lowest rate.
Low price: $19,700(normal rate)
High price: $27,000(normal rate)
Yes Dear Special Offer!
Offer: Yes Dear is offering a $1,000 discount on any charter taking place between Nov. 1st and Dec. 16, 2020. Can not be combined with any other special offer and does not apply to existing bookings.
Old price: $19,700 - $27,000 / week
New price: $18,700 - $26,000 / week
Minimum nights: 7
Travel between: Nov/01/2020 - Dec/16/2020
|Season||2-4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||7 Pax||8 Pax||9 Pax||10 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 Yes Dear.
Yes Dear Guest Reviews
Yacht: YES DEAR Yes Dear with Jonathan Haridin & Katie Saunders
Charter Dates: 2019-03-26 08:00 to 2019-04-02 08:00
Area Cruised: Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5
5 being the highest 0 being the lowest
We hope your charter lived up to your expectations. We would love to know some of your impressions about your yachting vacation. Please answer the following questions and add any comments you may have.
1. Was the crew friendly and accommodating?
Above and beyond, Jonny and Katie are amazing!! We have done this before and weren’t sure our last crew could be beat but there was no contest. Jonny and Katie set a new bar.
2. Was the yacht comfortable and clean?
Yes the boat was great.
3. Was the yacht well ventilated?
4. Was the food good and well presented?
Wow! Chef Katie always prepared fresh, creative, well presented food that rivals the best restaurants. She is an amazing chef. Loved it all
5. Did you like the area you sailed?
Yes, we have sailed this area before and it is great.
6. Additional comments on your charter?
This was a great trip. Loved our crew, Jonny and Katie were great, We loved spending time with them. Very easy to talk to, great food, great music and we will definitely come again and would want to with them again. Thank you!!
Johnny & Katie,
As we write this note to you on the second to last day of our week long cruise, we look back on the last 6 days with such unbelievable experiences and memories. Yes Dear is a wonderful platform and you both have a way of bringing her magic to life. The local knowledge you shared, Katie´s unbelievable skills as a chef and first mate, Johnny´s superior Captain skills, and the continuous treats and surprises have given us many memories of the fabulous trip. You both have a way of fulfilling everyone´s wants and needs always bearing smiles on your faces. One of the highlights of our trip was the magical New Year´s Eve celebration in Trellis Bay; party decoration and hats, and outstanding dinner and dessert, going onshore for festivities with you both and the beautiful fireworks right off our transom. The happiness you both carry in your hearths bleeds over to all of us fortunate to be aboard. Our expectations for this trip were far surpassed for this trip because of you both making our every want and desire a reality. We wish you both fair winds and calm seas for many years to come.
If we could stay forever we would. Thank you so much
See you next year!
You guys are amazing!
You compliment each other incredibly well. Thanks for taking such good care of our families!!
You made our vacation extra special, thank you guys so much.
You both make magical vacation experiences. Thank you so very much
Thank you both for an incredible week!
Johnny & Katie,
I cannot thank you enough for this wonderful space you have created here aboard Yes Dear. My friends and I are so thankful to have felt so loved - we rarely get the opportunity to be together and having this time in such a special place meant so much. From incredible meals everyday to kiteboarding adventures in the dinghy, you both enabled so much fun & relaxation. I am so sad to be leaving, but these will be some of my favorite memories.
Holly, Grace, Blaire, Heidi , Natasha, Katherine & Halle
Dear Johnny and Katie,
Thank you so much for an unbelievably amazing week on Yes Dear! You both made my time in the BVI fun, easy, and personal. From the first day on board, you have genuinely felt like friends - very much part of our little crew. I especially enjoyed talking to Katie about Christmas recipes and mega yachting, and Johnny wearing a flipper as a hat in a rainstorm or the promise of teaching us to shag dance will be fun to look back on. It was so lovely meeting you and good luck in your many future adventures!
We are proud to be Yes Dear´s first charterers under the command of Johnny and Katie. We have chartered a bunch of boats over the years, and Johnny and Katie have made this one of the best times of all! They are energetic, fun, enthusiastic and made us feel right at home every minute. Katie is a master in the galley, creating works of art that are also delicious and healthy. We were so fortunate to have 13 days on Yes Dear and wish we could have stayed longer. The combination of the BVI, Yes Dear, and Johnny & Katie just can´t be beat!!
Peter & Jen
PS Christmas 2018 will be one we talk about for decades to come!!
June 2017 - comments from previous boat
Fancy, Johnathan, and Pedro the pirate are the best ever. Literally the best boat trip I have ever been on! Charismatic and personable all the while they were just spoiling us the whole time. You would be silly to choose anyone else.
May 2017 - Comments from previous boat
First I would like to say THANK YOU to Fancy, Jonathon and Pedro(black dog!!!) for one of the best days ever!!! The day was absolutely perfect! I was traveling with 3 friends and we wanted to be spoiled for the day and boy were we spoiled!!! From the minute we stepped out of the taxi until we step back onto the dock!!! Fancy and Jonathon really know how to treat their guests. They were so infornative about the area, great drinks(Pedro Punches, YUM), avocado appetizer and seafood boil. Everything was so yummy! The snorkeling spots were great and when I just wanted to take a break from snorkeling I floated behind the boat in a water lounger! They made sure my Pedro Punch was always refreshed. :-) Can´t wait to go back to St. Thomas so I can sail again with Happy Island Charters.
May 2017 - Comments from previous boat
We spent a family day yesterday with Jonathan and Fancy on a sailboat , it was memorable!
You are treated like royalty and entertained with humor, food and
historical information about the area. We swam with turtles, snorkeled, sat in inflatable chairs in the water and sailed into sunset grille as a finale! Happy Island Charters is the only charter to use!
Thank you Fancy and Jonathan!!!
Sandi and Family
April 2017 - comments from previous boat
We sailed with Fancy and Jonathon and the amazing pirate dog, Pedro and had such a great day! With two teenagers and two senior citizens the brothers could not have been more fabulous! They were accommodating and made sure we had a most wonderful time on board their sailboat! I would highly recommend chartering them for half-day, a full day or more! The pizza place was delicious and a one-of-a-kind T-shirt since it´s not easy to get to it! A Big Thank you goes out to Christopher, Jonathon and Pedro! Keep catching those fish Pedro!
March 2017 - comments from previous boat
There are no shortage of charter boats in St Thomas. These guys are great! Jonathan, Pedro & Fancy will ensure you have a great day. They know the waters and the best places to stop and enjoy the waters of the islands.