What sets Happy Time apart from the BVI crewed yacht charter fleet?
Year after year guests return to Happy Time to experience the best crewed yacht charter in the BVI. They know that when it’s time for sun and fun, when it’s time for sailing and playing in the azure blue waters and balmy breezes of the Caribbean, when it’s time to be pampered in luxury by their own private crew, it’s Happy Time!
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Happy Time, a 2010 Vision 450 catamaran, built in Cape Town, South Africa by Matrix Yachts, is an innovative, thoroughly modern, performance design that has been finished to mega yacht standards. The genius and passion of her designer and builder is apparent in all facets of the yacht down to the smallest detail.
Happy Time’s accommodations and style are also a step above typical BVI crewed charter yachts. The staterooms are luxurious and the volume of each room is similar to that found on much larger yachts. The immediate impression upon boarding Happy Time is one of spaciousness and generous headroom (6’8″ in the salon and 6’5″ in the staterooms).
Happy Time offers three staterooms for guests, two with queen sized beds and one with a king sized bed, and a fourth stateroom for her full time crew. Each stateroom has a large bathroom equipped with separate shower stalls and full sized fresh water flush electric toilets.
The yacht is fully air conditioned and has a high output reverse osmosis water maker powered by a whisper quiet generator.
The spacious salon on Happy Time is the perfect place for guests to relax and have morning coffee, plan the day ahead in the BVI or just Facebook their friends about their amazing crewed yacht charter experience.
The salon has the look of a high end luxury hotel suite,and is filled with natural light from the large forward and side facing windows which provide a panoramic view.
A large flat scren TV with a DVD player faces the large settee and dining table. The galley is elegant and ergonomic and is equipped with state of the art appliances, including an ice maker. With the sliding salon door and the aft facing galley window open, the interior blends naturally with the outside.
The aft deck is shaded by a hard top bimini and is centered around a large dining table with seating for eight and features a built in refrigerator. Her two “sugar scoop” swim platforms make boarding a snap.
The huge forward deck is perfect for lounging at anchor and is a fun place to hang out when underway.
Water Toys for Happy Times Above and Below the Water!
13′ Dinghy with 40 hp
2 Stand Up Paddleboards
Kiteboards (not for beginners)
Meet Your Private Crew! Captain Jeff and Chef Caitlin
Captain Jeff and Chef Caitlin have travelled together through Thailand, Central America and Fiji and worked as dive instructors and in resort management before switching to the charter business.
They worked for the Moorings as crew for 2 years, and have lots of experience finding those quiet anchorages where guests can relax or find world-class snorkeling.
Both Jeff and Caitlin are dive instructors, and excited to open up the underwater world to new divers!
Guests appreciate Jeff’s relaxed nature; he prides himself on his attention to safety as well as guest comfort.
Caitlin’s energy is infectious – she’s as passionate about the marine world as she is about her food, having spent time as a caterer while also completing a degree in Marine Science.
Catilin’s Delicious Menu!
Yacht Photo Gallery
Guests Reviews of Happy Times BVI Crewed Yacht Charters
The Personal Touches By the Crew Made It Great
Our charter aboard Happy Time was one of the best vacations we have ever done. The personal touches by the crew made it a great event. Their marine knowledge, especially, made a big difference whilst snorkeling – every session was very unique.
Kaitlyn is a great chef and put special touches on each meal. Jeff is an extremely competent Captain, very focused on safety, but he also made some fun drinks! We can’t wait to charter again with Happy Time and Captain Jeff and Kaitlyn!
We Really Could Rave About Everything
You have an incredible sailboat and we all had an amazing time! Captain Jeff and Chef Caitlyn were wonderful and they were most excellent hosts. Captain Jeff was a confident, skilled captain and Chef Caitlyn quite the accomplished chef! The snorkeling was simply my favorite part and I also enjoy Sandy Cays, the beaches and standing from time to time on solid land :). The food was fabulous, absolutely nothing could be improved upon in that arena! I’ve already shared my experience with some friends and told them to look up Happy Time.
We really could rave about everything from the very beginning as the taxi driver–Americanus Jackson–was a lovely individual and Caitlyn arranged for him to take us both from and to the airport- that was a special touch. While we ate breakfast, Caitlyn was making our beds and cleaning our room/bathrooms.The whole trip was relaxing, enjoyable and quite memorable!
Caitlyn was a very knowledgeable and helpful snorkel guide. I, by the way, had the most amazing snorkeling adventure where a little fish hung out with me for at least 45 minutes and no matter where I swam, fast or slow, he swam right in front of my goggles. When I stopped to clear the goggles, the fish would stay right by my body. In fact, he didn’t leave until I had to get in the boat…I miss that little fish :).
The special drink of the day each day was a super nice touch.
Thank you for a wonderful week!!!
Guests Are In For Something Really Special
Ann and I just got back from a week aboard Happy Time…Jeff and Caitlin are head and shoulders superior to any crew that we have had aboard a BVI yacht charter.
The boat is great looking – we really enjoyed added features of the blue underwater lights for the dinghy and the really cool lounging bolsters on the trampoline.
Caitlin has a remarkable ability to create complex and subtle flavors which add several layers of depth to her meals.Every happy hour Jeff served us a different cocktail creation, all of which were perfectly light and refreshing, and none of which I (a semi-professional drinker) have ever tasted (the setting…at anchor lounging on the new bolsters under the new fore deck shades…certainly doesn’t hurt the taste of the cocktails!).
Caitlin and Jeff could draw a map of the details of every dive spot from memory and Caitlin has a deep fund of knowledge about sea life and fish behavior.
Every morning Caitlin had made the beds, cleaned the bathrooms and done some sort of magic folding the towels into animal shapes…before we had finished breakfast…we called her the housekeeping Ninja!
All that on top of having delightful personalities!Caitlin and Jeff are real pros. Guests will be in for something really special aboard this boat.
~Steve and Ann
Amazing Attention To Our Children
The two of you are a treasure! Thank you so much for keeping us safe (a bit of a challenge with a 3 & 5-year-old pair) and taking all of us on a tremendous adventure. But most of all, thank you for the warmth and caring and the amazing attention to gave to our children. They are going to miss you, as shall my wife and I. All the best – we hope this is “see you later” and not “goodbye”
~P, T, E, & P. Los Angeles, CA
We Felt At Home From the First Moment
Thank you so much for this outstanding and wonderful trip. We enjoyed the family atmosphere on board and felt at home from the first moment. Your skills as captains and hosts are amazing and you are simply the best crew imaginable. Both of you are extraordinary chefs – better than any restaurant in the BVI. Thank you for all those unforgettable and wonderful moments and memories of a lifetime. You ROCK!
~M, G, T, & A – Germany
Every Part of the Experience Was Wonderful
Can’t thank you enough for a wonderful trip! You were so generous to share your world with us. Every part of the experience was wonderful – your knowledge of where to go and what to do; the food and delicious meals; having our own marine biologist. Welcome to being part of our family!
~D & L. Atlanta, GA
We Felt Safe and Secure With Competent Crew
The boat was beautiful, the food was great! Most importantly, however, is the crew. I did not realize that as much as I do now until after the trip. They were lovely and pleasant people and made us feel at home immediately. We have two 26-year-olds and a 12-year-old who came on the trip. The crew were as engaging with our 12-year-old as our adult children, keeping him on the move and always doing fun things.
They became a primary reason for why we enjoyed the trip! We felt that we were doing exactly what we wanted to do at all times. We felt safe and secure with this very competent and skilled crew.
So when deciding which boat to have your adventure on, spend as much or more time on finding out about the crew. It will take your trip from great to exceptional when the crew is as professional, fun and engaging as Happy Time’s.
If the boat reasonably meets your requirements, pick the Happy Time over any other. Pick the crew as the most important decision. You won’t be disappointed.
~Darla and Jeff Moll and family
The Crew Enhanced Our Experience At Every Turn
We just returned from a week of cruising the BVIs on Happy Time. What an excellent experience we had. This was our second excursion sailing the BVIs, both were great experiences yet completely different. The crew could not have provided us with a better environment in which to enjoy our trip. From the care and skill which they took preparing every meal, to navigating us to the most beautiful and scenic anchorages, they enhanced our experience at every turn. From the coordination of local transportation to picking out a great restaurant and assisting with all the water sports, the Happy Time team did it all effortlessly. I am not saying we would not bareboat again, but this experience was awesome.
~Rick and Cindy Bagley
The Food Was Unique and Delicious
Our getaway aboard Happy Time was one of the most memorable family vacations we have ever taken! The crew are smart and friendly and know the islands inside and out. Just as we had hoped, most of our days were spent snorkeling, sometimes guided by one of the crew , who know the waters very well. And (again) just as we had hoped, evenings were spent stargazing, playing games and planning the next day’s activities. Between activities, homemade meals and snacks were five star. We are foodies, but we never thought the food would be so unique and delicious! We hope to be lucky enough to make more memories on Happy Time.
Professional and Personal Crew
I just wanted you to know what an awesome time Carol and I had aboard Happy Time this past week. Your crew is the absolute best! They were always so professional at what they did but so personal when dealing with all of us. Thank you for choosing such a great team to make our trip the absolute best!
~Keith and Carol
We Saw Every Kind of Fish You Could See!
Sandra and I had the best time ever. We were very impressed with the crew. They did a wonderful job and were very professional. They did everything possible to make sure we had a great time and succeeded. As Sandra said, we saw every type of fish you could see. Only thing we didn’t see we’re penguins ! Hope to return again in the future and will recommend Happy Time, to my friends.
~Don and Sandra , Fort Worth, TX
Currently booked or requested dates:
|Date Start||Date End||Status|
|Jun 01, 2018||Dec 31, 2019||Unavailable: Tortola - Nanny Cay to Tortola - Nanny Cay|
Happy Time Crewed Yacht Rates for BVI Charters
|Rates are All Inclusive|
Cruising Permit: Paid by Boat Licenses: Paid by Boat
Additional Rate Details:
Christmas and New Years weeks: 4 guest minimum and plus 10%
Please inquire for charters under 6 nights. For short-notice inquiries, a 4 night minimum please.
Scuba Diving Rates
6 Tanks on board. 5 dives/week
Guests rent BCs and Regs ($150/diver/week)
Diving is $30/diver/dive