A LUXURY SAILING VACATION THROUGH THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

Geoff and Bambi Alexander

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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A LUXURY SAILING VACATION THROUGH THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATER OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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3 Queen Suites With En Suite Heads Sleeps 6.spacious Saloon Sundeck And Cockpit

Luxury Leopard 47 Catamaran Cool Runnings

Cool Runnings is a Leopard 45 catamaran, owned and run by Bambi and Geoff Alexander who provide a warm welcome aboard to all their guests.

These are your choices :

1. Captain Only :

You take care of all provisioning, meals and beverages. To lighten the load you can nip ashore for lunches and dinners when the mood moves you.

or :

Take advantage of Bambi's Yummy meals and cut down on your provision list. $10 to $15 per person. Menu list on request, eg : Coq au vin, Caribbean chicken curry, Med. Spagettti meat sauce ( just buy the spagetti noodles) Penne Alfredo Bacon Bake.... and more.

The yacht is yours, choose your route and let us sail you safely to beautiful anchorages, exciting snorkel or dives sites and of course lets not forget the white sun filled beaches!

2. All Inclusive :

This means a total vacation, you do nothing other than relax and work on a tan!

Your Captain Geoff and chef Bambi will do all the work and all the meal preperation all based on your special preferences. Remember that Bambi is a stunning chef and will spoil your taste buds! Dinner is 3 courses.

Includes a full Captain's Bar. Cocktails are a speciality !

3. Half Board :

This is much the same as 'All Inclusive' except that you will take 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at your own expense.

This allows you to taste and experience the cusine ashore whether it be at Beach Bars or Restaurants all are fun.

We provide all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners aboard Cool Runnings.

Includes Captain's Bar.

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Captain Only Rates, per week:

2 - 6 pax - $7,500

Like a bare boat, with a highly experienced Captain and hostess as your Personal Island Guides.

Charters of less than one week are pro rated.

Minimum Charter 5 Nights

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All Inclusive Rates, per week:

1 April to 15 July 2014. 1 Dec 2014 onwards.

2 pax - $9,500 $10500

3 pax - $10500 $11500

4 pax - $11500 $12500

5 pax - $12250 $13000

6 pax - $12000 $13500.

Charters of less than one week are pro rated.

Minimum charter 3 nights

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Half Board, per week

1 April to 15 July 2014. 1 Dec 2014 onwards

2 pax - $9,100 $10100

4 pax - $10200 $11700

6 pax - $10800 $12300.

Charters of less than one week are pro rated

Mininum charter 3 nights

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Christmas & New Years add 10% - 6 pax minimum / 7 day minimum. Sorry, no discounts on Christmas & New Years

Captain Only, and Half Board charters are not available for Christmas & New Year

We pick up in St Thomas, or BVI.

We welcome last minute charters!

We welcome Broker inquiries.

For the latest Cool Runnings happenings, look for us on FaceBook at: Cool Runnings Yacht Charter.

This catamaran has a great charter pedigree and is a former Cruising World Boat-of-the-year. She features three lavish queen-sized cabins each with ensuite heads and showers, and electric toilets. All the cabins are air conditioned. The saloon has CD and Ipod connection, DVD and TV as well as plenty of games. Her tender is a 12-foot rib with an engine powerful enough to pull you or your guests around the bay. She also has a two-seater kayak, stand up paddle board and noodles and floaters for the less active guests. She has enough snorkels and fins for everybody and for the more adventurous Scuba diving and windsurfing can always be arranged.

Some of the best diving in the world is in the BVI, which includes the wreck of the RMS Rhone, which featured in the movie “The Deep”.

There is a wide choice of walks and National Parks to be explored. there are numerous attractive beach bars and restaurants around the Islands.

Whether you are looking for a fully crewed, all inclusive vacation with gourmet meals and drinks provided, or a Captain Only vacation that allows you take over in the galley or dine shore, we guarantee our Leopard will be the perfect choice for you.

Bambi is a gourmet chef with more than 20 years experience. In the all inclusive and half board option she will create delicious daily menus for you from your detailed preference sheet which we receive before your arrival.

Come sail away with us today!!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Geoff and Bambi Alexander (Owner)
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About Geoff and Bambi Alexander

Geoff and Bambi were born in Cape Town, South Africa. Geoff has a Building Science degree from University of Cape Town and had his own building company for 25 years. I started out as a nurse and after the children were born entered the food arena, I had a catering company for 15 years. We married in our early 30's and share 5 children, at this stage we have three lovely grand daughters.

Geoff has always been into boats and loved dinghy sailing, once we were married he received a brochure in the post advertising a flotilla sailing holiday in Greece. After a quick deck hand sailing course we flew off to Greece and experienced our first keel boat sailing experience. We were hooked and before long had a small boat of our own. Once all their children had completed their education, we set off across the Atlantic in our 34 foot monohull called Alexis, we sold her in America after being seduced by the Catamaran. We built our second boat Alexis 2 a 38 foot catamaran in Cape Town and sailed her once again across the Atlantic to the Virgin Islands where we chartered for 5 happy years. The cruising bug bit, and we decided to sail across the Pacific to Australia, enjoy the exotic South Pacific islands and then hang up our sailing shoes and return home to be the best Grand parents ever. The trip was a dream come true, we wallowed in wonderful adventures and eventually sold Alexis 2 in Sydney.

Back in Cape Town with the family we enjoyed fun times and did indeed become excellent Grand parents. But.... the inevitable but.... we missed the life on the water, the wind, the sea and the freedom and fun of sailing, we missed the interaction of meeting new people and finally decided to share the time between home and chartering. We purchased the beautiful Cool Runnings and returned to chartering. This is where you will find us now we charter in the Virgin Islands from November to July. We invite you to join us, we will sail you to exqusite islands and stunning anchorages!

Geoff and Bambi Alexander purchased this yacht in 2011

Why Geoff and Bambi Alexander chose Tortola

Why the Virgin Islands? Well, they are simply made for sailing. They are set like a string of jewels sparkling in the sunshine in safe protected waters. The yacht Cool Runnings acts much like a turtle shell, carrying us and our guests to safe anchorages, a different island, beach or Cay every day. (without having to pack luggage and call taxis!) So very comfortable and when the wind perks up there is some exhilerating sailing !

The beaches are pristine, our favourite being Anegada. (check out Cool Runnings Charter Yacht, our Face Book page and our article on the beautiful Anegada)

Snorkeling and diving is an absolute delight in warm crystal clear waters where inquisitive fish are so friendly they escourt you while you snorkel!

There is a good bit of history too concerning Pirates of old and if Robert Louis Stevenson could be inspired to write the classic Treasure Island while on Norman Island then just imagine how intoxicating the Islands can be!

We love the laid back (lets live today) atmosphere and have experienced and also seen how theraputic this can be for our guests, who usually only have a week with us but are so revived and envigorated almost as if they have had months of holiday. So far, we have not had one person who would not return in a flash!!

What makes this yacht unique

We have mentioned above the unique convenience of a yacht, comparing it to a turtle shell, this aspect can not be over emphasized. Imagine visiting these islands, there are 40 of them and having to pack up your belongings everytime you moved on. This would either be highly irritating or you would opt for remaining in one or two places. The yacht affords you a one time unpack session and then a restful vacation. Everything is brought to your doorstep and yet you keep moving!

At the same time you have the benefit of walking, touring or exploring the places you get to by dinghy or if you're not feeling so energetic then just fall into the warm velvet water and float watching the palm trees ashore gently blow in the breeze.

Add to this the very best gourmet meals, cocktails and drinks if should so choose without having to dress and go out.

Before ever considering chartering our yacht this is what captured us, the freedom and ease of travel with out baggage!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Bambi and Geoff,

Thank you once again for a fabulous week in the BVI’s ! Brian and I

were confident our family members would enjoy this vacation as much as we did our first time. But it was great to witness their amazement and pleasure with your exceptional hosting and execution. We enjoyed seeing familiar sights as well as experiencing new islands and snorkeling spots. Geoff is the BEST Captain, bar tender, dinghy driver and sous chef ever.



Words cannot describe Bambi’s incredible cooking, presentation and overall caretaking. The only concern we have is that wae are not spoiled, and all future vacations elsewhere will pale in comparison! We are truly thankful and hope to see you again in the future.



Lauri and Brian

Denver, Colorado. USA
Jan 2014
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Property type yacht
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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A Luxury Sailing Vacation Through The Crystal Clear Water Of The Virgin Islands
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5

Family vacation at its finest

  • 5 of 5
We were very fortunate to get both of our kids and girlfriend together for our annual family vacation. This year we wanted some adventure and snorkeling.
Cool Runnings offers it all. We were so relaxed with Bambi and Geoff. Wonderful people who allowed us to do as much as we wanted or as little. They really are there for you. The yacht is perfect for up to 6 people (we had 5). Beautiful staterooms, salon, and plenty of seating.
We look forward to hopefully one day stepping foot on Cool Runnings again somewhere in the world.
Thank you Bambi and Geoff for a most unforgetable vacations.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it was to have you all aboard Cool Runnings and show you the beautiful BVI's. Although you have visited here before we managed to find new anchorages and Diamond Cay, Jost van Dyke was the highlight I think for all of us, the turtles were there in force we so look forward to your underwater pic's! We would love to have your back aboard Cool Runnings any time you choose, just say the word!
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Hummelstown, PA
5

Perfection at sea!

  • 5 of 5
This was my third vacation with Captain Geoff and Bambi and it was no less spectacular than the other two (previously in the BVI's and the Grenadines). Cool Runnings is a beautifully appointed catamaran. Rooms are surprisingly spacious and comfortable. It is a treat to have en suite bathrooms for all rooms as well. I cannot say enough about Bambi's fabulous cooking. Every meal is prepared with loving care and plated beautifully. The best part? It always tastes as good as it looks! I can't wait until my next adventure on Cool Runnings and highly recommend them if you're looking for fun in the BVI's!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Crystal, you are definitely one of our great success stories, you had never lived aboard a sailboat and within hours you were an old hand at the game! Three times you have sailed with us and three times we have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of your company! We think you are hooked and look forward to seeing you again soon. x
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5

Always a spectacular trip

  • 5 of 5
This was my 6th time aboard with Captain Geoff and Bambi!!!!! As always, it was a spectacular trip. Luckily, we had great weather...but I wouldn't have even cared if we didn't. The food was amazing, the cocktails refreshing, and the company superb! I can't say enough good things about both the boat and the crew. For a boat, the accomodations are quite spacious...each couple having their own bathroom. This trip is complete outdoor luxury! We look forward to our next adventure with Cool Runnings!
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: SIX repeat visits, can we safely say that you enjoy boat life? The joy you both find in the ocean is wonderful to see, snorkeling and diving and of course the photography! We are going to frame some of your stunning photo's for future guest to see. It is always an absolute pleasure to have you all aboard and we so look forward to the next!x
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Montreal, Canada
5

Another outstanding sailing vacation

  • 5 of 5
This was our sixth sailing adventure with Bambi & Geoff, and what an adventuire it was!!We sailed in The Grenadines in warm blue/green ocean, and visited unbelievable anchorgaes and islands along the way. The snorkeling in Tobago Cays was the best anywhere we have ever travelled. Bambi & Geoff know all the best places to sail/swim/snorkel/anchor/hike, not only in this area, but throughout the British/Spanish and US Virgin Islands.
The hospitality aboard is exceptional, which matches the food prepared by Bambi. CoolRunnings is a first class boat, with all the amenities aboard.
I would recommend this sailing holiday to anyone who loves the water and sailing, and enjoys being pampered for a week.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Many thanks Sid and Eli for your kind words, it was wonderful to have you aboard Cool Runnings and previously aboard Alexis, and best of all it was a pleasure to get to know you ! We sincerely hope you will join us again one day in the sunny BVI's.
Bambi and Geoff
Cool Runnings
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A week in paradise

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for the perfect vacation, you have found it. From the moment you arrive you will be treated like family. The vessel is pristine, and extremely comfortable. There is plenty of room to move about whether you are in or outside of the cabins.
Geoff and Bambi cater to your every whim. Thank you Jeff for being a perfect sailor and a wonderful bar tender!! Oh! and the food.... The food is like none you have tasted before. You eat like royalty!! Thank you Bambi for the outstanding meals!! Bring stretch pants to go home in.
The trip is yours. Geoff and Bambi are attentive to what you are looking to do and see. They are experienced on the water and are full of ideas about what to do on land. If you leave the itinerary to their care you will not be disappointed. My advice for first timers.....take their advice, they know what they are doing. There is so much to see and do. They will make sure that you have a fantastic experience.
This is my husband and my second time in the BVI's, sailing on a catamaran yacht. We went with six couples. Three couples on Cool Runnings and three other couples on a second vessel. This has been by far our favorite vacation. We were worried that it wouldn't live up to our expectations because we loved our first trip so much. We were wrong. This, my friends, is a week in paradise. I hope you enjoy yours!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a stunning review! Thank you Christine. You made our chartering week a pleasure, what a great job we have! So thrilled that you all had a good time and we hope that you will coming back one day in the future.
Bambi and Geoff
Cool Runnings
(in the sunny BVI's)
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The Baths
Pirates Bight
The Indians
"A wonderful snorkel or dive "
Loblolly High Point
White Bay
Soper's Hole
Wreck of the HMS Rhone/Aquaventure
Car: not necessary

Cruising in the Virgin Islands is like sailing through a treasure trove of beauty. (One, the pirates left behind). A sailing dream of constant warm trade winds, pristine waters, forty perfect islands, cays and hundreds of gorgeous anchorages. Topsides there are lush green hills and mountains, sparkling white sandy beaches, a rollicking history of pirates, treasure and rum, beach bars, restaurants and shopping. Down under there is a world of staggering beauty, coral reefs and a tantalizing colour kaleidoscope of tropical fish. This sounds like a tourist promotion, but there it is, all true, now that you have the picture, a perfect, perfect paradise.

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Tortola Yacht Rental Rates

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High season all inclusive
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$14,850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,071
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The quoted rates are based on captain only. All expenses for your account. First night dinner provided free. Pre ordered meals available at $10 per person.
Full board rates as follows per week: 6 pax $13500, 4pax $12500, 2 pax $10500.
Full board includes all meals ( except one dinner ashore) captains bar and all soft drinks
Half board, 4 dinners and 3 lunches ashore deduct $200 pp per week
A 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking, a further 25% two months before the start date and the balance 7 days before arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Tortola Yacht Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • yacht
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Three en suite bathrooms with showers and electric heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Three en suite queen cabins with hanging and shelving cupboards, air conditioning, 12 inch fan, 4 port windows and 1 large overhead hatch. Beds have white linen sheets with white cotton overthrow. Port aft cabin has TV video with dvd player.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Cool Runnings will have all you need and more, with the Caribbean sea as your playground! Whether you are looking for a fully crewed, all inclusive vacation with gourmet meals and drinks provided, or a Captain Only vacation that allows you take over in the galley or dine shore, we guarantee our Leopard will be the perfect choice for you. Come sail away with us today!!
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