Catamaran Seahome Moves Charter Season to St. Martin
As travel to the Caribbean continues to evolve, Catamaran Seahome recently announced that they were changing their sailing base/location from the British Virgin Islands to St Martin and surroundings islands for the remainder of the 2021 yacht charter season.
Our clients were happy & willing to change the location for their trip this summer! Honestly, who wouldn't want to sail where all the rich & famous play? Catamaran Seahome's proposed itinerary is an exciting way to experience French, Dutch, and West Indian culture.
LEEWARD ISLANDS ITINERARY – ST MARTIN-ST BARTHS-ANGUILLA PORT OF ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE:
ST MAARTEN (DUTCH SIDE OF THE ISLAND)
BOARD VESSEL IN SIMPSON BAY LAGOON, ST MAARTEN – 10 MINS FROM AIRPORT
CRUISE THROUGH FAMOUS DRAW BRIDGE AND SAIL TO EITHER MULLET BAY OR COPECOY FOR LUNCH, SWIM, CAVES, BEACH BARS – 1 HOUR TRIP
SPEND THE NIGHT AT MARIGOT BAY, ST MARTIN(FRENCH PART) LOADS OF LOCAL ACTIVITIES, BARS AND SHOPPING(FRENCH SHOPS) – 40 MIN TRIP
DEPART MARIGOT BAY FOR CROCUS BAY/ROAD BAY, ANGUILLA 1.5 HOUR TRIP(BEAUTIFUL SAIL!)
ELVIS BEACH BAR, GOOD SNORKELING, CLIFF JUMPING, JETSKI, AMAZING BEACH, AND CLIFFS.
SPEND NIGHT AT EITHER CROCUS OR ROAD BAY
DEPART CROCUS/ROAD BAY FOR EITHER PRICKLY PEAR ISLAND OR SANDY ISLAND – PRICKLY PEAR IS TRULY BEAUTIFUL BUT FURTHER OUT(45 MINS) SANDY ISLAND IS A SMALLER BUT VERY FUN ISLAND WITH A GREAT BEACH BAR.(20 MINS)
SAIL BACK FROM EITHER PRICKLY PEAR OR SANDY ISLAND TO RENDEZVOUS BAY, ANGUILLA – 1.5 HOUR TRIP (FUN SAIL, ALWAYS SEE EITHER DOLPHINS OR WHALES)
SPEND NIGHT AT RENDEZVOUS BAY – BANKIES DUNE BAR IS GREAT! OFTEN HAVE LIVE MUSIC. PRICKLY PEAR LEFT – SANDY ISLAND RIGHT
DEPART RENDEZVOUS BAY FOR GRAND CASE BAY, ST MARTIN(FRENCH SIDE) – 1 HOUR TRIP
THIS BAY IS A TOP DESTINATION FOR BOATERS IN ST MARTIN, HAS DOZENS OF EUROPEAN SHOPS, RESTAURANTS AND BARS. GREAT NIGHTLIFE! PLUS HAS AN INCREDIBLE SUNSET. GREAT VIBE BETWEEN CARIBBEAN AND EUROPEAN CULTURES.
SPEND THE NIGHT HERE IN GRAND CASE
DEPART GRAND CASE BAY FOR PINEL ISLAND/ORIENT BAY, ST MARTIN (FRENCH SIDE) - 1 HOUR TRIP
PINEL ISLAND IS A FAVORITE FOR THOSE THAT APPRECIATE EXCLUSIVE BEACH CLUBS (ALSO PERSONAL FAVORITE) SNORKELING, PARASAILING, JETSKIING ALL AVAILABLE.
SPEND NIGHT HERE OR ORIENT BAY NEXT DOOR
DEPART PINEL ISLAND FOR COLOMBIER BAY, ST BARTHS – 1.5 HOUR TRIP (CAN BE A LITTLE ROUGH)
COLOMBIER BAY IS A FAVORITE TO MANY. BEACH PERFECTION! NO BARS BUT GREAT DIVING, SNORKELING AND CHILLING. BEST SUNSET!
SPEND NIGHT THERE, RELAX BEFORE A BIG DAY IN ST BARTHS
DEPART COLOMBIER FOR PORT GUSTAVIA, ST BARTHS (CARIBBEAN MEETS FRENCH RIVIERA) – 30 MIN TRIP
PORT GUSTAVIA IS THE MOST FAMOUS HARBOR IN THE CARIBBEAN. WELL KNOWN FOR THE MOST EXCLUSIVE SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS. WE ALWAYS DOCK THE BOAT ON THE MAIN HARBOR WALL JUST OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN, GUSTAVIA, WHERE YOU ARE WALKING DISTANCE TO EVERYTHING, EXCEPT BAY OF ST JEAN.
SPEND THE DAY AT NIKKI BEACH AT BAY OF ST JEAN FOR AN ABSOLUTE PARTY! WE OFTEN RENT MOKES TO GET THERE BUT DRIVING BACK AFTER A FEW, CAN BE HAZARDOUS. FYI, DRINKS THERE ARENT CHEAP!
ARRIVE BACK TO THE VESSEL ON THE DOCK, GET DRESSED FOR A NIGHT ON THE TOWN. OFTEN MORE COLLARED SHIRTS AND fewer TANK TOPS...
HAVE DINNER AT BAGATELLE, MAKE A RESERVATION A FEW DAYS IN ADVANCE! MOST ENTERTAINING DINNER YOU’LL FIND. STAFF DRESS UP AND PUT ON A SHOW EVERY TIME YOU ORDER A BOTTLE OF FRENCH CHAMPAGNE. OFTEN TURNS INTO THE MOST EXPENSIVE DINNER YOU’VE EVER HAD...
IN PAST TIMES, OUR GUESTS HAVE PREFERED TO HAVE SPENT 2 NIGHTS IN GUSTAVIA INSTEAD OF 1, SO WE WOULD NEED TO CHOOSE ONE OF THE DESTINATIONS AS A SUBSTITUTE.
LEARN MORE: Sailing vessel Seahome is a 2016 Lagoon 620 catamaran, featuring Lagoon's stylish upgraded Essence decor. She is spacious and elegantly appointed with a sprawling interior that features luxurious leather accents throughout. Seahome hosts up to 10 guests in five queen-sized, air-conditioned cabins. The headroom is 6’9″ and all the beds are fitted with custom-made memory foam mattresses for the ultimate restful experience at sea. Each cabin has its own, private en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and soft, fresh towels.
Outside, the sweeping deck, shaded flybridge, and cushioned sunbeds allow guests ample choice and space to relax and absorb the breathtaking 360° views while at anchor or sailing. When the winds are favorable, Seahome can be seen flying her striking spinnaker sail, while the gennaker and jib sails providing picturesque sailing in alternate wind conditions. The cockpit at the aft of the boat features an expansive dining table that provides the center stage for an array of delicious dining experiences on week-long, all-inclusive charters.
Every trip is specifically tailored to the guests’ requirements and a unique, delicious menu is designed to accommodate the dietary needs of all individuals on board. The newly upgraded bar area is generously stocked, serving handcrafted cocktails daily and providing a space for creative guests to try their hand at mixology, whenever the inspiration strikes. The boat is fully equipped with snorkeling and scuba diving gear, an abundance of water toys, a brand new 70hp Yamaha powered AB tender, stand-up paddles boards, hammocks, and more. A swim ladder with a hot and cold water shower on the aft transom makes getting in and out of the ocean a seamless pleasure.
The boat comes fully crewed with an experienced captain who doubles as a divemaster, accompanied by fellow crew members who provide services as a first mate/stewardess and as a chef. Whether you are after an exuberant experience of fun outdoor activities, relaxing with your family and friends over some board games under the radiant Caribbean sun, or some quiet time in lesser populated locations - the Seahomies have over 18 years of combined experience and local knowledge in these areas to cater to your ultimate luxury yacht charter experience.
Captain Shane spent his childhood in Hout Bay, Cape Town, and started sailing when he was 12 years old, building experience in the waters across the Cape Peninsula. Before getting his captain’s license, Shane studied advertising, photography, and cocktail mixology. He worked for many years as a water sports instructor by day and a DJ by night. In 2012, he completed his RYA Yachtmaster’s, allowing him to enter into the charter industry in 2013 with the ideal combination of skills, and he has been working as a charter yacht captain for the past 7 years.
His love for travel has opened doors for him to charter in some of the most sought-after locations across the globe, including the Mediterranean, the Bahamas, and many of the Leeward and Windward Caribbean islands.
Diving has found a huge place in Shane’s heart thanks to the vastly populated Caribbean waters that exhibit some of “Nature’s Little Secrets”. His zealous enthusiasm for experiencing sea life from a diver’s perspective would have him living there, if not for the problem of there being a limited oxygen supply underwater. Shane is always keen to show his guests the best of everything, above and below the waterline. He has the sort of easy-going personality that makes everyone feel comfortable and his charisma is endlessly entertaining.
First Mate and Stewardess Erin has a passion for flavorsome food, crafty cocktails, and excellent customer service. Hosting a sensational celebration is in her blood, as she comes from a line of engaging entertainers and fanatical foodies. Throughout school and while at university, she worked at many of Cape Town’s most loved restaurants, honing her skills with people, fine wine, and excellent food. In 2017, she completed qualified as a professional chef at The Sense of Taste Chef School. Thereafter, she joined Shane and his wife for a successful charter season in the BVI, followed by 2 years at one of the BVI's most popular resorts, Cooper Island Beach Club.
With an array of different positions under her belt, she is proficient in many roles aboard a luxury yacht and rises to meet all tasks that come her way. Erin’s sparkling personality, kind and gentle manners, and witty banter make her a delight to engage with. She cares deeply about promoting nature, connecting with people, and living life with a glass more than just half full.
Rowan is Seahome’s highly organized, passionate, and dedicated chef from Northern England. He has been honing his skills in restaurants for the past eight years, from gastro pubs to working for a Michelin-starred chef. After a few years of learning his trade in London, he set his eyes on sunnier places and moved to the British Virgin Islands to work on a remote eco-resort in their busy kitchen.
He enjoys creating, planning, and producing fresh, healthy meals and he loves to cook with local ingredients, mixing fantastic Caribbean produce with a European touch that St Maarten and St Barth’s abundantly provide. He is well trained in maintaining a clean and hygienic galley and implementing strict food safety standards. He can easily adjust meals to accommodate allergies and special dietary preferences with his wide range of cooking know-how. His cooking style is broad, but he enjoys preparing Caribbean, Mediterranean, and vegetarian cuisine in particular. His continuously evolving menu never fails to amaze guests as he serves up delicious and unique dishes inspired by fresh produce and local flavors.
Food fundis, Rowan and Erin, have a knack for making guests feel more than just fully catered to. They share a passion for delivering unbeatable flavor experiences and for learning about new food combinations and recipes.
Together, these three "Seahomies" use their love for wining and dining, entertainment, and sailing to provide an unforgettable experience aboard, where an atmosphere of safety and professionalism allows their guests to immerse themselves in the carefree and fun-loving Caribbean vibe. Impeccable reviews testify to their popularity and professionalism, and they are eager to host an exceptional trip for you and your loved ones on board the beloved Seahome!
POST CHARTER GUEST REVIEWS -
January 2021 SXM Charter
“Many thanks for your hospitality! The food, your vibe, your drinks and your recommendations in St Barth’s made this trip for us unforgettable! We have never had a crew with such a positive attitude, always smiling and willing to help! All the best for you guys in 2021 and hope to see you soon!!
- Di Mella family
“Thank you very much for being a fantastic crew. You have been so nice & professional with us. God bless you all during this new 2021. It was a great family week.”
January 2021 SXM Charter
“Thank you for showing us the best of Sint Martin and St. Barth’s – true paradise and an escape from the world’s problems and COVID concerns. Our floating safe bubble was the perfect escape we needed. Your hospitality and exemplary service was so appreciated! Love you all.”
- Jeff and Anne
“Such a fabulous trip!!! Thanks so much to each of you for making “moments to remember!” Each of you with your unique personalities & outstanding talents contributed to the ambiance. Seahome was totally another home for us! The food, the scenery, the drinks, the fun… who could ask for more. Love you so much!
- Jim and Joyce
“The locations were wonderful but the true highlight was the crew! We love you Shane, Erin and Rowan! Thank you for your warm hospitality. Come visit us in Texas!”
- Caroline Hunt and Mike Rizzo
“Seahome always feels like a second home because of the fabulous crew, food and accommodations. So many amazing memories! Love you Seahomies!”
- Chris and Lindy
“Where do we begin in thanking you for a most memorable trip. Feels like we’ve gained three new family members! From the amazing meals, to the beautiful table settings , and the smooth sailing; every detail was executed with perfection! Thank you!”
- Mike and Christy
December 2020 SXM Charter
“2nd time on Seahome this year and feelin’ all the gratitude. Thank you guys!”
- Chris Skyles and Lauren
“Thank you for another unforgettable trip! Love y’all”
- The McMinns
“We had an amazing trip! Thank you! Sad to leave but hope to see you all again!”
- The Yorks
November 2020 SXM Charter
“Thank you for the outstanding hospitality. We had such a memorable time on Seahome!”
- Dekla and Matty
“Thank you so much for such an incredible trip. We had an amazing time.”
- Eli and Noya
“Seahome 3.0 is kicking some serious ass! You guys are the best! Love all of the upgrades…”
- Kevin and Paula
November 2020 SXM Charter
“Many thanks for a wonderful trip! Your hospitality was so special. We could not have asked for a better crew. Hope to see you again soon!”
- Carolyn (Las Vegas, NV)
“You guys made a once in a lifetime trip happen for all of us. We’ll never forget!”
- Dave “Birthday Boss”
“Thanks so much for making our trip EXTRA special! You guys ROCK!”
“Thanks for helping us build great memories. May your glass continue to be full of love.”
About Us-Capt. Randy & Shelly Tucker:
We do not sell yachts like many other agencies so there is no conflict or distraction in our focus for your yacht charter.
Our service is free to you. We travel extensively to boat shows and yacht charter shows year-round to personally view and inspect as many of the yachts.
6 Reasons Why We are Qualified:
1. As Members of the Charter Yacht Brokers Association and the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Yacht League, we maintain contact with the yachts to keep abreast of the very latest information on crew/yacht conditions and new yachts entering the arena.
2. We stay on top of local and Federal Government to keep informed about changes in our industry, as well as involving ourselves with the changes in the environment in which we offer charters.
3. We engage in open dialogue with local publications to help keep the government and the public aware of this important industry in our islands.
4. We attend multiple charter yacht industry shows in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, go aboard each of the yachts, meet the crews, attend association meetings and seminars. We'll happily share our notes about changes to the boats and crews and confirm any newly added features and upgrades as well as re-fits to the boat’s decor like new carpets, interior and exterior soft goods & fun new water-toys.
5. As a seasoned charter yacht Owner & Crew, we have access to the "inner circle" and know all the insider facts.
6. We've developed a longtime friendship with vendors of services such as local taxi drivers, ferry companies, good places to stay on land, great restaurants, and much more.