Delphine, a custom built 60ft. Fountaine Pajot crewed charter yacht, welcomes you with an “old-world” charm….featuring an interior of dark warm wood harmoniously contrasted with light oak floors and white headlining.
The salon and dining area are open, elegant and provide plenty of natural light and panoramic views.
One of two large sitting areas in the salon. A great space to lounge and watch movies, or cool off in the shade.
There is also a full dining table for indoor dining on rainy evenings or simply lounging. Ample space both inside and outside.
The aft deck cockpit area is shaded and has an alfresco dining option and lots of additional seating. Two large “sugar scoop” transoms provide effortless water access to the azure Caribbean seas.
The decks wrap around the yacht, allowing guest to walk freely….finding two generous trampolines forward that are perfect for sunning, relaxing or evening star gazing.
Delphine is fully air conditioned and can accommodate 6 guests in three queen suites, with en-suite separate showers/electric heads.
In the salon, TV entertainment from a 40’’ flat screen is ideal for a relaxed evening or to listen to music of your choice. This catamaran is a fabulous choice for comfortable, spacious sailing with family or friends for an unforgettable Caribbean crewed yacht charter.
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14′ Dinghy with 60hp engine
2 Stand Up paddleboards
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Your Charter Crew Aboard Delphine
Captain Brad Wardle fell in love with sailing when he was seven years old and started taking his first sailing lessons in Ventura, California. He bought his first boat when he was in his 20’s and sailed it for 22 years up and down the West Coast from Canada to Mexico and all the way to Hawaii single-handed.
A natural mechanic, Brad has enjoyed a long career as an engineer working on ski lifts in the California ski resorts, and as an oil rig technician working on land and off shore. His work gave him time off between posts which Brad always spent on his boat, sailing.
Brad has a STCW 95 certification and holds a Master’s 100 ton License with a Sailing and Towing endorsement.
First Mate/Chef Shana Story was born and raised in Michigan where she fell in love with boating on the Great Lakes. She has a BS in Education and worked as a health teacher before moving to Montana to become the kitchen manager at Mountain Sky Guest Ranch – owned by Arthur Blank owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Home Depot.
Shana’s natural hospitality skills and bubbly personality were the perfect match for the clientele of that exclusive resort and she soon branched into private catering.
Brad and Shana met each other in Angel Fire, New Mexico where Shana had taken the position as the chef/housekeeper on a private ranch and Brad was working on a nearby oil rig. Brad invited Shana to come sailing on his boat in California, and soon after, the idea to combine their talents and become sailing crew together was born.
Shana and Brad traveled to Mystic, Connecticut to purchase a 40′ Cheoy Lee and gave themselves 2 years to cruise the Caribbean. In those 2 years, they sailed their yacht “Quartette” from Connecticut to Florida, through the Bahamas and to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and finally to St, Thomas.
They spent their time exploring the US and British Virgins Islands with an eye to sharing that knowledge with guests. As a result, the two can offer guests many different itinerary ideas to suit guests preferences for: fun beach bars, beautiful nature, secluded anchorages, great snorkeling, and island history. Brad and Shana will make sure you see it all!
As the chef aboard, Shana prefers to prepare healthy cuisine featuring fresh, local ingredients and can tailor her menu to accommodate diets such as gluten free, Paleo and vegetarian.
Shana holds an STCW 95 certification.
Brad and Shana have 4 grown children between them and love to host families aboard Delphine and show them the time of their lives.
Their dream of becoming part of the Caribbean crewed yacht charter industry has been realized with Delphine – come share their enthusiasm for this one of a kind vacation!
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Shana’s Sample Menu
“Shana’s culinary skills are exceptional – every meal was truly 5-Star from preparation to presentation.” ~The Elkus Family
Standard Ships Bar
Soft drinks, sodas, water, beers & well drinks are available all day for your enjoyment. Spirits include: Smirnoff and Stoli Vodka, Gordons Gin, Jack Daniels Bourbon, Souza Tequila, Cruzan Rum, and an assortment of liqueurs.
Red & White Wines are served with dinner.
Beers include: Bud & Bud Lite, Coors Lite, Corona, Miller Lite, Caribe and Presidente/Presidente lite
Please remember to let the broker know your preferred brand. If you require premium wines or spirits not included in the above please let us know and we will be happy to put them on board for you but at additional cost to the charter.
What We Love About Delphine Yacht Charters
This is a luxury catamaran in every sense: from the extra large, shaded cockpit to the roomy and elegant salon, to the exquisite cuisine. Brad and Shana have been sailing here for many years and they really know the unique places to visit. They are also fun, interesting and easy-going people who really know how to connect with people. Brad and Shana are a professional team that know how to take the charter experience to the next level. Their charm is a perfect complement to the beauty of Delphine.
Green Boating Aboard Delphine
Delphine practices green boating practices to protect and preserve the marine environment. The BetterLife brand of cleaning products are used on board as well as the Pharmacopia line of toiletries.
These products are all-natural and do not contain petrochemical solvents or petroleum based cleaning agents, synthetic fragrances, dyes, alcohol or sulfates.
Ask your crew what you can do to be an environmental steward during your charter aboard Delphine!
Currently booked or requested dates:
|Jul 01, 2019
||Dec 15, 2019
||Unavailable: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
|Feb 15, 2020
||Feb 19, 2020
||Booked: Staniel Cay to Staniel Cay
|Mar 18, 2020
||Mar 25, 2020
||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
|May 30, 2020
||Jun 06, 2020
||Booked: Nassau, Bahamas* to Nassau, Bahamas*
This Trip Will Be The One To Which All Others Are Compared
Thank you, Brad and Shana, for the greatest family vacation of all time! We spent 16 months planning this trip for our family of 5 and it exceeded all expectations. Brad’s preparation for our trip made us feel as if he had spent 17 months prepping for us! He went out of his way to find the private mooring spots we desired while offering opportunities to engage in a few must see/do activities for our 3 girls (ages 10,13,15). He took us on amazing snorkeling excursions around the different islands we visited.
Shana is the penultimate hostess. Her culinary skills are exceptional - every meal was truly 5-Star from preparation to presentation. I know Shana was the magical fairy aboard Delphine who makes beds, tidies rooms and common areas and bakes cookies and brownies for our girls just because she can.
Brad and Shana exemplify teamwork and they were a joy to have on our family vacation. This trip will be the one to which all others are compared and the next family that books Delphine with Brad and Shana can rest assured that they will create a bank of memories that will forever remain at the apex.
Thank you for the best week EVER! ~The Elkus Family
Our Favorite Family Vacation Ever! ~The Brechbuhls
Wow! What an amazing week! We have traveled extensively and this is by far our favorite family vacation ever!
Brad is so knowledgeable abut the boat, sailing, water sports, and the US and British Virgin Islands. He knows the days and times to visit local attractions like The Baths and popular snorkel psot so that you don’t have to fight the cruise ship crowds. We felt like we had private tours of everything – we always had the best and most calm mooring spots.
Our boys are ages 14, 16 and 18, and Brad entertained them the entire week with sailing lessons, fishing, tubing, paddle boarding, lots of snorkeling, diving and fun on the sandy beaches. He even hand-picked perfect movies for night time entertainment, and we all enjoyed his stories of sea adventures!
Brad has a unique ability to keep the fun going while maintaining an eye on safety. He thinks of and takes care of everything so you don’t have to. We have never relaxed so thoroughly for so long. What a blessing this week has been!
And then there’s Shana – what an extraordinary talent! She rivals any 5-Star Chef we have ever experienced and her hospitality made our week extra special as she worked hard to make us feel at home from day one. Not having to plan meals, shop and cook was a treat in and of itself, but to have gourmet meals and snacks prepared for us all day long, every day, was unbelievable and allowed us all to really unwind and spend a ton of quality family time together which was our goal. Shana had stocked up on some of the boys favorites and had clearly read our preference sheet. When she heard that a restaurant we tried didn’t have the ceviche and coconut shrimp we were looking for she made us some herself that was amazing!
We all loved spending time with both Shana and Brad and would love to sail again with them someday. If you are considering booking this type of charter – look no further. You have hit the jackpot and will not be disappointed! You are about to have the most awesome vacation of a lifetime!
Hands down BEST FAMILY VACATION EVER!
WE LOVED EVERY MINUTE
Thank you for going above and beyond.
~The Brechbuhl Family
They Made Sure Everything Was Wonderful
What an amazing experience! The Delphine is a beautiful boat with more than enough space for our family of 5. Brad and Shana did a great job arranging our days to fit what we most wanted to do and went out of their way to make sure everything was wonderful. With 3 kids it could have been a challenge, but Brad and Shana made sure everyone go to have the experiences they most wanted. We would highly recommend it and specifically the Delphine and Brad and Shana to anyone we are absolutely planning to come back!
~The Trusky family
A Great Balance of Activities and Relaxing
The cannons in North Sound, Virgin Gorda are a wonderful snorkeling discovery!
What a fabulous week! Sailing the British Virgin Islands with Brad and Shana was a great experience. They are both great people and we loved spending time with them as they showed us around.
We had great snorkeling where we saw caves, old cannons, beautiful coral and fish of all kinds. We explored the islands themselves and even caught a fish! It was a great balance of activities and relaxing.
The food was outstanding -every meal. The two of us probably ate too much at every meal because it was so delicious! Brad and Shana did a great job of designing our days to fit our specific desires and went out of their way to help us in any way they could.
It was a great trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone. We are ready to come back with our three kids!
~ Julie and Kevin Fitzpatrick
Brad and Shana Attended to Our Every Need
Linda and I just completed our third charter on the Delphine, and it was delightful as always. Brad and Shana, took excellent care of us and attended to our every need.
For this voyage we went west from St. Thomas to the Spanish Virgin Islands which are lesser known and much less crowded than the BVI’s, just what we needed to really unwind after a very busy year! Captain Brad is very familiar with these islands, knowing many anchorage options where we were often the only boat or perhaps just one or two others. The nighttime view of the Milky Way and the peaking Geminid Meteor Shower was spectacular with the dark nights and wonderful trampoline to lie on.
Captain Brad is particularly observant of things around him, whether its a slight change in the wind and waves that might mean we change overnight anchorages to stay calm, to when your beer has run low and needs a replacement.
The food has always been very good, but Shana has stepped it up a lot with more emphasis on freshly made on the boat meals. Pork tenderloin, panko encrusted salmon, shrimp & avocado salad, gazpacho, even mango sorbet made that day. All meals were beautifully presented.
The Delphine has continuous updates to systems. Since our last voyage, they’re installed a new and much more powerful generator. The advantage is we could run the air conditioning overnight when the breeze had died down. The higher capacity also allowed everything to run at once – A/C, water-making, microwave, etc. We look forward to returning for our 4th charter aboard!
~Russ and Linda
The Cooking Was Fabulous!
Thank you both for helping to create a wonderful vacation for us. we Really appreciate all of your work to make our time aboard so amazing in every way. Shana, thank you for putting in the extra effort to meet my dietary needs – your cooking is fabulous and we loved every meal! We are really looking forward to chartering with you again!
~Carol and Ron
Not To Be Missed
I had the vacation of a lifetime aboard the gracious Delphine! This catamaran has it all! It’s spacious and elegantly casual. The beautiful teak table under the hard top canopy over the rear deck is where we spent much of our time eating, talking, and gazing out at the islands with white waves crashing upon beautiful rocks with aqua colored seas below us. The trip between islands was thrilling both in scenery and being at sea. Anchoring for the evening we had cocktail hour as we watched the other boats come in and watched the sun set over the sea. Simply amazing.
The meals were outstanding – fish, pork, beef, chicken, vegetarian. All were amazing. The equipment on the boat was top quality for snorkeling. I went snorkeling just about every day and when I came back on board for a wonderful lunch, a beer was in my hands. Then it was off to another island with the breeze through my hair (I gave up trying to look the part and gave in to my wild hair) Come to another island and off we went on a shopping adventure. I brought home t-shirts, island dresses and gifts for friends. Along the way we might have to stop by and taste the local drinks. The bright yellow zodiac driven by our incredible captain brought us back to the boat for another evening of delicious dinner and fun with maybe a signature rum drink called a Pain Killer. You must experience this drink while watching the sun set.
The cabins are generous in size, each with their own head. Wake up in the morning and sit outside sipping coffee in preparation for a breakfast that will start your day out right. It’s going to be another wonderful day!! The trip on this boat, the Delphine is not to be missed – boat, crew, and in my case the company – could not be beat!
You Treated Us Like Family
Thank you for going above and beyond to make sure we had a fabulous family vacation. The trip was even better then we could have hoped for – from your very comfortable accommodations to the delicious cooking and all the beautiful locations to visit in the BVI’s. You treated us like family, and you’ll be part of our family’s wonderful memories of our vacation. We can’t wait to return and hopefully sail again with you one day.
~Brian, Beth, Collin & Evan
You Thought of Everything
Thank you for this wonderful trip! We had the most incredible trip ever. We know you both put a lot of effort into preparing our meals, arranging our trips, keeping our cabins clean and tidy and all of our provisions were on board. You thought of everything. The places and sights we saw were spectacular! The dinners and the Virgin Painkillers were awesome! The time we had with you was very special.
They Make the Entire Trip Fun and Memorable
Our family just finished a 5 night trip on Delphine and it was amazing. We had never been on a boat overnight and the captain picked the perfect agenda for our group. We sailed throughout the BVI’s and saw so many wonderful sights.
The activities were great including snorkeling, paddleboards, swimming, shopping and dinning.
The crew is very experienced, and safety is a priority with them. The boat is immaculate, and they make the entire trip fun and memorable.
Shana prepares meals that are delicious and better than on land. We will be back and we give Delphine our highest recommendation!
~John and Family
You Two are Fabulous
I probably wont’ be as articulate as I would normally be after last night’s party at Willie T’s! But it was worth it!
What a great ending to an extraordinary vacation through the Virgin Islands.
You two are fabulous. The meals and painkillers were outstanding, the boat and cabins, immaculate. You treated me with such care, knowing my every need. This was the best vacation of my entire life.
My wife and I just completed our second Delphine voyage, and it was totally delightful! The crew are both wonderful hosts and will do everything to cater to whatever you’re in the mood for. They’ve been sailing the Caribbean for many years , so they know all the places to anchor. Want a quiet rocky cove for snorkeling? Captain Brad knows where they are. Prefer a secluded beach? He knows those too. Prefer something with a beach bar (or two?) No problem. We asked for all of those and within a short time were arriving at exactly what we had asked for.
The Delphine is a wonderful, high-end catamaran that’s clearly been maintained by loving hands
with an eye for detail. It’s fully equipped with all the amenities, even a wine cooler, and everything looks clean and new with no visible wear. They continue to make incremental improvements, for example, since our last voyage in early 2014 the front trampolines were upgraded to a wide and flat webbing, a very comfortable improvement over the more common rope trampolines. Delphine also added a sunshade which can cover one side of the trampoline, although our group preferred full sun and we didn’t use that. Other changes since last year include a new generator which is considerably quieter, and LED lighting so the generator doesn’t run nearly as much.
Food and drink are obviously a big part of the enjoyment on a sailing charter, and kudos to the crew for the quality, variety and freshness of the food. They even have a gas barbecue on the rear deck. Dinner presentations were especially nice, with fresh cloth napkins every night. As for drinks, we had Painkillers at all the bars we stopped at and I have to say our captain’s were the best we had anywhere. There’s a beer cooler on the deck for easy access, and somehow they found a surprisingly good wine selection despite being on small tropical islands.
I never saw a housekeeping cart come on the boat, but somehow the beds were magically made and the trash got emptied while we were eating breakfast. Midway through the week we got fresh sheets, a very nice and unexpected touch.
Water can be a concern on charter boats, both the quantity and the cleanliness of the system, but not on Delphine. They have their own water making system, so it’s very pure water, and there’s plenty of it for showering or rinsing off dive gear.
The Food was Fabulous!
We had an amazing trip with Brad and Shana on Delphine! They were fabulous hosts. We got to go to all the spots we wanted and they took us to new ones we had not visited before. The food was fabulous. It is truly hard to pick a favorite meal because they all were spectacular! Starting with breakfast burritos and ending with beef tenderloin, we all got the “clean plate award” every meal. Our question was whether Shana was a better cook or bartender! She made great Bloody Mary’s and Painkillers! We will definitely refer friends and family and hope to come back again soon!
~Allison Grimm for the Grimm family
The Perfect Vacation for a Family of Four
We cant’ thank you enough for the perfect week-long vacation for our family of four. We have traveled to many places throughout the world and this trip is now at the TOP of our list! Nothing can hold a candle to your warmth, kindness, thoughtfulness and caring hospitality!
The food was second to none, Shana, and each an every meal was an experience for our eyes, nose and palate. You brought the colors and the beauty of theCaribbean to our table. Yum! Brad, your experience allowed you to sail us away from bad weather to amazing places where we experienced the great underwater world filled with turles, fish, eagle rays, sharks (small) and many other beautiful sights.
Jumping off rocks into the grotto was a favorite of our son’s and our 12 year old daughter did it, too. You encouraged all of us to try things while keeping us safe through all.Thank you both for a trip that we will never forget!To all of those that will come after us, you’ve picked the best boat and crew!
~Marc, Brigid, Grant, Malayla and Michael
|Rates are All Inclusive
Additional Rate Details:
SLEEP ABOARD: $200 per cabin, 2 cabin minimum. Dinner ashore at client expense. Includes boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning.
2/$14,200 3/$14,550 4/$14,900 5/$15,250 6/$15,600
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense. Also see Local Fare option below.
LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN:
2/$14,350 3/$14,775 4/$15,200 5/$15,625 6/$16,050
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
Christmas or New Years Weeks- plus 10%
Location Details: Cruising in the BVI. For other locations inquire. Delivery fee may apply.
|Children Age Limits