Sunday, October 31, 2010

YACHT CHARTERS & HOTEL BARGES NEWS BLOG: October 2010 Paradise Connections

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October 2010 - Paradise Connections Yacht Charters
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The majority of our readers will be feeling the crisp autumn nip in the air foretelling that winter is quickly approaching. 

Kids are back in school, there's baseball's World Series this month, American football season is up and running...  but, don't worry about missing a bowl game as we do have TV down here :)

And, bien sûr, there's Halloween at the end of the month! Fancy an excuse to don a pirate costume while sailing in the Caribbean?

Here's a few more red-letter days of note for this month: 
  • October 5: Do Something Nice Day
  • October 11: Thanksgiving Day for our Canadian friends... Enjoy!
  • October 21: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day... Should be closer to Halloween or Thanksgiving in my opinion, but maybe it will help get one in the holiday spirit
  • October 28: National Plush Animal Lovers Day... This is definitely for me :)
Beat the post-summer blahs and work on getting those toes tan again. Start planning your winter sailing vacation now while there is still a decent selection of yachts.  We have listed a selection of yachts still available for the holidays (see below). Christmas, New Year's, Spring Break, and Easter always fill up fast so, as my mom used to say, "Get a move on".

Plus, there are some last-minute specials for October barge vacations, as well as some barges have Early Bird Charter Specials for the 2011 barging cruise season... Check it out!

Posted: October 1, 2010

BARGING CRUISES: Last Minute Discounts for October 2010

It's not too late for a barge cruise this season... Experience the colorful change of season and the fall harvest. Beautiful, relaxing, absolutely fabulous !  MORE INFO...

Posted: October 1, 2010

PROMENADE Shared Charter Week February 2011

The Sail / Dive Charter Yacht Promenade has scheduled a cabin cruise week (6 or 10 nights, your choice) for 2011.

Kerry plans to only offer one of these charter-by-the-cabin weeks for 2011.  They are very popular so don't delay... Only TWO cabins left...  MORE INFO...

Posted: October 1, 2010

2011 Barging Cruises: Early Bird Special Discounts

Book your 2011 barging vacation (private charters, not cabin cruises) before October 31, 2010 and benefit from the following special discounted charter rates. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 1, 2010

Charter Yacht Pacific Wave: Getting ready for new 2011 charter season

Lynn & Mark, from the 72-foot sloop Pacific Wave, sent us a note this week to let us know that Pacific Wave and her crew are ‘fighting fit’ and raring to go for the new season. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 2, 2010

Charter Yacht Promenade: Special Offer 2011 April June July

Charters during these specified months are truly, all inclusive! Which, as normal for Promenade, includes the yacht, crew, day & night air conditioning, all meals and beverages aboard (including ship's bar), all watersports and amenities the yacht offers, and BVI cruising fees and taxes, but with this special offer it ALSO INCLUDES diving & crew gratuity. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 11, 2010

Hotel Barge Prosperite: New rates for smaller groups

The French Hotel Barge Prosperite which cruises the Burgundy Canal between Dijon and Vandenesse-en-Auxois, has a new rate schedule for the 2011 barging season. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 14, 2010

Charter Yacht ISLANDER ready for upcoming charter season

We received an email from Charlie & Patty, owner-operators of Islander this week. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 15, 2010

Verna Breeze: Back After Successful First Season of Yacht Charters

Kelly & Chris, owner-operators of Verna Breeze, have just returned to the islands after five weeks stateside. They are currently "on the hard" at the boatyard in Virgin Gorda getting Verna Breeze all prepped for the upcoming charter season. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 17, 2010

Holiday Caribbean Yacht Charters: Christmas & New Years

We have selected a range of crewed charter yachts that are available for Christmas and/or New Years. Follow the link and you will find 35-some sailboats (monohulls & multihulls) and motor yachts that we have selected for you. This should be enough to get you going but if nothing here quite suits your fancy, let us know and we'll see what we can do for you :) 

Pamper yourself this Christmas! You deserve it... MORE INFO...

Posted: October 18, 2010

News & Recipe from Charter Yacht Three Moons

Randy & Shelly Tucker, owner-operators of the 72-foot charter yacht Three Moons, will be celebrating Thanksgiving at their home in Tennessee this year. Shelly says that she's going to go "outside of the box" and introduce family and friends to mofongo, which she kindly gives us her recipe. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 23, 2010

Storm Petrel returning soon to the Virgin Islands

Storm Petrel will soon leave their summer chartering location in New England and return to the Virgin Islands for their winter yacht charter season. We are looking forward to catching up with Phil & Laura. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 25, 2010

French Barge ROI SOLEIL

Roi Soleil is offering a 5% early bird discount on 2011 charters if booked before December 31, 2010. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 26, 2010

Welcome Charter Yacht CLEVELANDER

We would like to welcome Clevelander to the yacht charter fleet. Clevelander offers stylish modern comfort on a sleek 82-foot  German Frers-designed hull for exhilirating sailing. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 26, 2010

Charter Catamaran Entrepreneurship: Bahamas this spring

The charter yacht Entrepreneurship, a 50-foot Catana catamaran, is now accepting bookings for the Bahamas for mid-February through June 2011 charters. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 26, 2010

WANDERBIRD: Maine to New York City Repositioning Cruise

There is only ONE cabin available for the November 8-15, 2010 Cruise of Coastal New England from Belfast, Maine to New York City. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 27, 2010

WANDERBIRD returns to Cuelbra this winter

Wanderbird will be returning to the Caribbean this winter based in Cuelbra in the lesser-known Spanish Virgin Islands... MORE INFO...

Posted: October 27, 2010

WANDERBIRD: Early Booking Discount

WANDERBIRD is offering a 10% early booking discount for this winter's Caribbean cruises if you book before November 30, 2010 MORE INFO...

Posted: October 27, 2010

Catamaran GOOD MEDICINE : Last minute discount

The crewed charter yacht GOOD MEDICINE, a 46-foot Fontaine Pajot catamaran which accommodates 6 to 8 guests, offers a 10% discount on all charters commencing within 60 days! MORE INFO...

Posted: October 27, 2010

Charter Yacht CariAly

Charter yacht CARYALI, an 86-foot Nordhavn motor yacht, offers luxury accommodations for up to eight guests in four staterooms (ideal for six adults + two children).  Her professional crew of four, led by Captain Adam Steel, offer exceptional service. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 28, 2010

Charter Motor Yacht MISS KULANI in the South Pacific

M/Y MISS KULANI would like to welcome you to Paradise and explore the South Pacific islands on this exquisite 75-foot Marlow Explorer motoryacht. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 29, 2010

Three Moons is a treat

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!! No trick here...

Treat yourself to a crewed charter yacht sailing vacation aboard Three Moons with Galley wench Shelly and Captain Randy. MORE INFO...

Posted: October 31, 2010

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