Many thanks to the crew of the 50 foot St. Francis Catamaran Pegasus of London for this very informative and interesting article. Most yachts offer all inclusive charters which include all meals, snacks, drinks, standard bar and water toys. This yacht and others offer a twist on the basic concept by encouraging their guests to explore dining options ashore. Read on for more…
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We do things a bit differently on yacht Pegasus of London, and the truth is, we are learning our peers are a bit envious. Captain Hannes and Chef/Mate Julia encourage guests to explore the Caribbean as travelers, not as tourists. But what exactly does that mean?
In Anegada, for example, giant lobsters are freshly caught and prepared on the tranquil white sand beaches of the tiny island. Travelers dine under starlight and meet the joyful people privileged to call Anegada home. For many, this experience is an unforgettable highlight.
We religiously take our guests to Anegada. Most charter boats do not, claiming it’s too far, and they don’t have the time. Why not? It’s simple: most charter boats offer all-inclusive packages.
The way we see it, we had to break away from the status quo to provide the best experience possible. After all, this could be a once-in-lifetime journey for many travelers.
Dining aboard up to five times each day means guests miss priceless opportunities to taste new flavors, interact with local people and fellow travelers, and to discover the essence of each destination. We provide all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners on board Pegasus of London. The other 3 lunches and 3 dinners are enjoyed ashore in different destinations. Prices for the week charter are adjusted to reflect this unique approach. This way, travelers have plenty of time to relax on board with their travel companions, and they get the added advantage of exploring the islands’ range of culinary experiences based on their own tastes and budget preferences.
Less time in the galley for the crew also equates to more time for taking our guests to discover the secrets of the Virgin Islands both at sea and on land. That means more time snorkeling, diving, SUPing, kayaking, taking yoga classes, hiking, dancing, listening to live music, and checking out the natural and historical sites unique to this extraordinary part of our planet.
We love to share our passions with our guests. Captain Hannes, also a Dive Master, can certify guests for their PADI certification, and Chef/Mate Julia is a certified yoga instructor. Our model enables us to be more energetic, and happier crew = happier guests.
Last but not least, our model allows travelers to invest in local economies, and we wholeheartedly believe that’s our duty as stewards of this environment. We hope our friends in the industry will feel empowered by our lead.