The 2 aft guest stateroom berths are 78"L by 59"W at the widest point. They are 50"W at the feet and 57"W at head.
The 1 forward guest stateroom is: 78"L by 56"W at the widest point. Berth is 44'W at the head of the bed and 56' at the foot.
DELPHINE Charter Price Details
|Season Name||2 guests||3 guests||4 guests||5 guests||6 guests||7 guests||8 guests||9 guests||10 guests||11 guests||12 guests|
|Winter 2020 to 2021||$18,500||$19,000||$19,500||$20,000||$20,500||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Winter 2021 to 2022||$18,500||$19,000||$19,500||$20,000||$20,500||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
Price TermsAll Inclusive
Price from: $18,200
High season rate: 20,500
MINIMUM NIGHTS: 4 - divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights
BAHAMIAN TAXES: ADD 4% (not subject to commission)
RELOCATION FEES: Nassau - none, Staniel Cay - none, any other ports require approval by yacht and a relocation fee will be quoted.
SLEEP ABOARD: $200 per cabin, 2 cabin minimum. Dinner ashore at client expense. Includes boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning.
HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense.
2/$18,200 3/$18,550 4/$18,900 5/$19,250 6/$19,600
LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN: Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2/$18,350 3/$18,775 4/$19,200 5/$19,625 6/$20,050
CHRISTMAS: 1-6 pax @ $23,575 - 6 night minimum, must end on or before 12/26/19
NEW YEARS: 1-6 pax @ $24,190 - 7 night minimum, may not start earlier than 12/27/19
Captain: Brad Wardle
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's 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 have spent the past 2 years exploring the US and British Virgins Islands with an eye to sharing that knowledge with guests. 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. They believe that Dephine is ideally suited for family groups to enjoy a Caribbean sailing vacation that will be the most memorable time of their lives.
All in all it was a great trip on a capable craft, in which we also made two new lasting friends!
Andre & Helen
Had an absolute blast! Shana's creations were beyond amazing. 5 star everything!
Amazing week thank you for all of the amazing food, hospitality, and fun times!
-Bryan and Emma
Thank you for the birthday cake!
You betcha! Oh yah! See you in vacation land. Thank you for the memories!
Much appreciation for all your planning, care and pampering of our whole family! Many thanks for everything you did to make this charter a special family trip for us!
Best wishes & thanks again!
Carole, Chris, Nicolas & Jonathan
The entire experience from pre-booking communication to booking and logistics was flawless. Very responsive crew from iyachtclub who answered all of our questions (and there were many!)
The boat (DELPHINE) was absolutely beautiful and very well maintained. Quite spacious with ample room for the 4 of us. Originally all of our research was mostly done on picking the right boat but after our experience, I can tell you that what makes the biggest difference is the crew. Capt Brad and his mate Shana were unbelievable. Capt Brad is an expert on the seas and calmed all of our worries and fears immediately. He built a custom itinerary for our time in the Exuma Cays and took all of our requests for activities without missing a one. Perfect days of sailing, snorkeling, beach combing, exploring the island neighborhoods, and I could go on. To top it off, he's a hoot! Very knowledge about the area, sailing, and knew answers to practically every question we had. Shana's food was out of this world. One couple in our group had certain food restrictions yet that did not stop her from preparing some of the best meals we have ever eaten and to think that they were prepared in the galley of the boat still blows my mind. Not just the quality but the quantity. Not to mention some killer cocktails and making sure the boat was stocked with every one of our beverage requests.
If I could give Brad and Shana (and DELPHINE) 6 stars, we would. It was a fantastic experience from start to finish.
Our "Charlie Brown" Christmas Tree and prime rib made Christmas very special. New Years Eve at Pirates Bight- Norman Island was one of the best evenings ever... Beach bonfire, tiki torches, live music/ dancing, great food, and sparklers at midnight!
Can't wait to see the Delphine remake!! Welcome to New England...we hope this is the beginning of a LONG friendship!
-Irene, Pete, Jared, and Blair Kershaw
So many wonderful things happened to make my charter first rate. The weather, the glorious stars-- complete with nice nightly meteor show displays-- the crew treated me to a special dino-flagellates lagoon they knew of, so I go to see this beautiful underwater light show, too! I never got seasick--partly because the crews know how and when to move us to reduce that "worry."
Soooo much pampering, care,and effort to make my birthday week a once in a life time vacation! I can't write enough great stuff about my wonderful vacation. I love to snorkel and Captain Brad Knew some truly great spots letting me see a beautiful spotted eagle ray, tons of beautiful reef fish like princess parrot fish, a porcupine fish, queen angels, and even a HUGE spiny lobster. He pointed out sea turtles and tarpon and remoras.
I had a FABULOUS filet mignon with mushrooms, garlic mashed potatoes, and a tasty zinfandel (what I like!) for my birthday-- so good! The desserts were delicious!
Ok, I had better close, but I hope I can come back again soon and spend another week on Delphine with Brad and Shauna.
So, that's "Our Story"... But now for the great stuff! We were scheduled for this trip, and then the hurricanes came! We refused to cancel, and just sat watching from Oklahoma to see if the islands survived. A few changes had to be made, including the boat, but thankfully "The Delphine" had been tucked away, far away, and was safe!
From the initial phone call from Captain "Cautious" Brad, all my worries were put to rest about the safety of the trip. Captain Brad had surveyed the islands, knew where and where not to go.
We are one of the fortunate ones that came early, and soaked up the peace and seclusion of the islands. We were the only boat docked in the bays, and had entire beaches completely to ourselves. To be able to have The Gorda Baths just by ourselves was an experience of a lifetime!!
This family was here to celebrate life, and spend "off-the-grid" time together, and that's exactly what was delivered, in paradise.
Yes, the hurricane damage is devastating, and families and businesses are torn apart, but yet nature is quickly repairing itself. Certainly, seeing the devastation is humbling.
Now, for Shana! Can't even describe her skills and talent in that tiny kitchen! Of course every single meal was served with perfection. The afternoon snacks of warm chocolate chip cookies were gone in a matter of seconds! The banana walnut bread that rivaled by grandmother's was perfect! We sat at the dinner table the last night reminding ourselves of our favorite meals.
But not only is she the perfect "chef," she's just a positive spirit.
Thank you both for exceeding all expectation for our family trip of a lifetime, we will never forget!
-The Treece Family
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
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 the Caribbean 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, youve picked the best boat and crew!
~Marc, Brigid, Grant, Malayla and Michael
We will definitely refer friends and family and hope to come back again soon! All the best, Allison Grimm for the Grimm family.
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 some day. 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.
We had great snorkeling where we saw caves, old submerged 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
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.~ Russ
~Tom & Kathy
The meals were outstanding fish, pork, beef, chicken, vegetarian All 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. Its 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 !!!