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Geoff and Bambi Alexander

Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english

A Luxury Sailing Vacation Through The Crystal Clear Water Of The Virgin Islands

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of the Botanic Station vacation yacht rental

3 Queen Suites With En Suite Heads Sleeps 6.spacious Saloon Sundeck And Cockpit

Luxury Leopard 47 Catamaran Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings is a Leopard 45 catamaran, owned and run by Bambi and Geoff Alexander who provide a warm welcome aboard to all their guests.

These are your choices :

1. Captain Only :

You take care of all provisioning, meals and beverages. To lighten the load you can nip ashore for lunches and dinners when the mood moves you.

or :

Take advantage of Bambi's Yummy meals and cut down on your provision list. $10 to $15 per person. Menu list on request, eg : Coq au vin, Caribbean chicken curry, Med. Spagettti meat sauce ( just buy the spagetti noodles) Penne Alfredo Bacon Bake.... and more.

The yacht is yours, choose your route and let us sail you safely to beautiful anchorages, exciting snorkel or dives sites and of course lets not forget the white sun filled beaches!

2. All Inclusive :

This means a total vacation, you do nothing other than relax and work on a tan!

Your Captain Geoff and chef Bambi will do all the work and all the meal preparation all based on your special preferences. Remember that Bambi is a stunning chef and will spoil your taste buds! Dinner is 3 courses.

Includes 6 dinners, 7 lunches and 7 breakfasts, Captain's Bar. Cocktails are a speciality !

You will have one dinner ashore at your expense so as to sample some local flavor.

3. Half Board :

This is much the same as 'All Inclusive' except that you will take 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at your own expense.

This allows you to taste and experience the cusine ashore whether it be at Beach Bars or Restaurants all are fun.

We provide all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners aboard Cool Runnings.

Includes Captain's Bar.

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Captain Only Rates, per week:

2 - 6 pax - $8000

Like a bare boat, with a highly experienced Captain and hostess as your Personal Island Guides.

Charters of less than one week are pro rated.

Minimum Charter 5 Nights

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All Inclusive Rates, per week: December to JUly 15 2017

2 pax 11500

3 pax 12000

4 pax 12500

5 pax 13500

6 pax 13500

Charters of less than one week are pro rated.

Minimum charter 4 nights

Add 10 % for Dec 27 to Jan 6

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Half Board, per week 6 Jan to July 15 2017

2 pax $11100

4 pax - $11700

6 pax - $12300.

Charters of less than one week are pro rated

Minimum charter 4nights

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Christmas & New Years add 10% - 6 pax minimum / 7 day minimum. Sorry, no discounts on Christmas & New Years

Captain Only, and Half Board charters are not available for Christmas & New Year

We pick up in St Thomas, or BVI.

We welcome last minute charters!

We welcome Broker inquiries.

For the latest Cool Runnings happenings, look for us on FaceBook at: Cool Runnings Yacht Charter.

This catamaran has a great charter pedigree and is a former Cruising World Boat-of-the-year. She features three lavish queen-sized cabins each with ensuite heads and showers, and electric toilets. All the cabins are air conditioned. The saloon has CD and Ipod connection, DVD and TV as well as plenty of games. Her tender is a 12-foot rib with an engine powerful enough to pull you or your guests around the bay. She also has a two-seater kayak, stand up paddle board and noodles and floaters for the less active guests. She has enough snorkels and fins for everybody and for the more adventurous Scuba diving and windsurfing can always be arranged.

Some of the best diving in the world is in the BVI, which includes the wreck of the RMS Rhone, which featured in the movie “The Deep”.

There is a wide choice of walks and National Parks to be explored. there are numerous attractive beach bars and restaurants around the Islands.

Whether you are looking for a fully crewed, all inclusive vacation with gourmet meals and drinks provided, or a Captain Only vacation that allows you take over in the galley or dine shore, we guarantee our Leopard will be the perfect choice for you.

Bambi is a gourmet chef with more than 20 years experience. In the all inclusive and half board option she will create delicious daily menus for you from your detailed preference sheet which we receive before your arrival.

Come sail away with us today!!

Your Crews

Geoff and Bambi as seen in "Owner Story" will be your crew from January to Mid April.

Theo and Augusta van Rensburg will be your crew from mid April to season end in mid July.

Theo and Augusta van Rensburg. ( Pic in photo gallery)

We, Theo and Augusta van Rensburg, are South Africans (and Namibians!) who love traveling (either by sea, overland with our 4x4r, or by bicycle). Theo was a financial advisor at an Insurance Company, and also had a career as a Solar Engineer. He holds a Yachtmaster Ocean ticket and we have more than 15 000 sea miles under our belts. Augusta is a registered nurse, and also loves cooking and entertaining.

We were married in 1998 and shortly after our 1st anniversary were invited to a marriage retreat, where of course, the dream of ‘going sailing’ was born. Just 18month later, the boat was bought, the house was packed and off we went! We crossed the Atlantic Ocean on our sailboat “Plumbob”, a 30 ft monohull. After 6 months of cruising, we met Geoff and Bambi in Brazil, while sailing on their Catamaran “Alexis”. A fond friendship developed quickly and as it happens with sailing friends, sailed off in different directions.

We spent time in Trinidad, Tobago, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico, Bahamas and then ended in Florida where we fell in love with the American lifestyle, and Theo completed his Yachtmaster Ocean course. We then had the opportunity to Captain and chef/hostess aboard a 70’ Azimut motor yacht. Our yearning for the islands took us back to manage Eustatia Island for American owners in the British Virgin Islands. There we met up again with Geoff and Bambi who were chartering Cool Runnings, and we spent the next 7 wonderful years on Eustatia in the North Sound. It was our home away from home. We made wonderful friends and gained extensive knowledge of life in the Virgins, the sea, the islands and the anchorages.

When the island was sold, we moved on and used the chance to cycle from Ushuaia in Argentina, to Santiago, de Chile. We returned back to South Africa in 2013 and for the next 2 years, worked on establishing a cheetah conservation farm, bordering the Namib Desert in Namibia. Once the project was completed, we returned back to our home base in Cape Town, where we once again got back on our touring bikes and took off on an extended trip that will take us right through South Africa and Namibia. While temporarily back in Cape Town, we met up once again with Geoff and Bambi during their off season break, and we all discussed the possibility of relieve crew duties during the charter season. Since we really miss life in the Islands we decided to join Cool Runnings as crew from the 2016 season and are looking forward and extremely excited to be returning once again to the blue waters of the Caribbean and sharing the beautiful islands with you on your sailing adventure.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Geoff and Bambi Alexander (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english

Location

Car: not necessary

Cruising in the Virgin Islands is like sailing through a treasure trove of beauty. (One, the pirates left behind). A sailing dream of constant warm trade winds, pristine waters, forty perfect islands, cays and hundreds of gorgeous anchorages. Topsides there are lush green hills and mountains, sparkling white sandy beaches, a rollicking history of pirates, treasure and rum, beach bars, restaurants and shopping. Down under there is a world of staggering beauty, coral reefs and a tantalizing colour kaleidoscope of tropical fish. This sounds like a tourist promotion, but there it is, all true, now that you have the picture, a perfect, perfect paradise.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation yacht rental in Botanic Station, Virgin Islands

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
C$10,602
 

Additional information about rental rates

The quoted standard rate is based on captain only. All expenses for your account. First night dinner provided free. Pre ordered meals available at $10 per person.
Full board rates as follows per week: 6 pax $13500, 4pax $12500, 2 pax $11500.
Full board includes all meals ( except one dinner ashore) captains bar and all soft drinks
Half board, 4 dinners and 3 lunches ashore deduct $200 pp per week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation yacht rental in Botanic Station, Virgin Islands

Property Type:
  • yacht
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Three en suite bathrooms with showers and electric heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Three en suite queen cabins with hanging and shelving cupboards, air conditioning, ( $40 per night if required), 12 inch fan, 4 port windows and 1 large overhead hatch. Beds have white linen sheets with white cotton overthrow. Port aft cabin has TV video with dvd player.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Cool Runnings will have all you need and more, with the Caribbean sea as your playground! Whether you are looking for a fully crewed, all inclusive vacation with gourmet meals and drinks provided, or a Captain Only vacation that allows you take over in the galley or dine shore, we guarantee our Leopard will be the perfect choice for you. Come sail away with us today!!