This beautiful 44’ Helia Fontaine Pajot is the right choice for couples celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary and looking for a special vacation, or for 2 couples or a family of 4. The layout is perfectly designed to give everyone privacy and space with communal areas to bring everyone together, too.
R-S-Cape is the perfect platform for exploring the BVI on a crewed yacht charter, where everyday is tailored specifically to your desires. Snorkeling, sunning, lounging, fine dining, learning to sail or just kicking back and taking in the astonishingly beautiful scenery, R-S-Cape has something for everyone.
BVI Crewed Yacht Charters Aboard R-S-Cape
Guests love the “sky lounge” for sunning or sitting up top next to the Captain for a 360 degree view of the surrounding islands.
It is the ideal spot to feel the essence of a what a BVI crewed yacht charter is all about: warm breeze in your hair, cocktail in your hand, beautiful turquoise seas and emerald green islands as far as the eye can see.
The outdoor seating area in the cockpit is still the primary gathering place with a large table, comfortable benches and a fridge.
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The deluxe master suite takes up the entire starboard side with a double bed, dressing area, sofa, flat screen TV and a large ensuite bathroom with separate shower. R-S-Cape has the perfect arrangement for honeymoon couples or for parents looking for some privacy away from the kids during their week long sail.
This is the perfect BVI crewed yacht charter for 2 or 5 guests with room for everyone to spread out and have their own space.
2 comfortable double cabins with ensuite bathrooms are located on the port side of the yacht and a pilot berth forward is ideal for a young adult or child.
Guests have expressed how pleased they were by the comfort of each room, and by the beautiful decor. R-S-Cape truly is a floating 5 Star Resort.
Water Toys Make Your BVI Crewed Yacht Charter FUN!!!
Toys and Additional Amenities
12 Ft Dinghy with 25hp engine
2 Paddle boards
Fresh water transom shower
Digital flatscreen LCD television in Salon and Master Cabin
Bluetooth Stereo System
Learn more about different water toys.
Escape to the BVI in luxury. Here’s a look inside crewed yacht charter R-S-Cape.
Summer Crew: Mark and Heather
Captain Mark Turner grew up in a small village in Leicestershire, England, before moving to the US over 20 years ago. When Mark first moved to the US he lived in Santa Cruz, California where he learned to sail & would go fishing for salmon and halibut in the Monterey Bay. Later he moved to Florida where his passion for being on the water & sailing lead him to become a sailing instructor. He discovered the Virgin Islands around 15 years ago and since that first visit always dreamed of living the island lifestyle. Finally in 2015 he made that dream a reality. He is really excited to share his passion for sailing and the island way of life with guests aboard R-S-Cape
Mark is a U.S. Coast Guard Captain, RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore, open water certified scuba diver, and a U.S. Certified Sailing Instructor. He enjoys traveling to new places and meeting people, making new friends along the way. He enjoys being on the water more than being on land, so its no surprise that his favorite sports other than sailing are wake boarding, scuba diving, surfing, and kiteboarding. On land, he also enjoys watching his favorite football team Leicester City.
Mark’s sailing experience includes sailing the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. His favorite sailing grounds, however, are right here in the Virgin Islands.His local knowledge of hidden places and local hot spots enables him to take his guests to the best places throughout the islands.
First Mate/Chef Heather Hessler joins R-S-Cape as a highly regarded chef working in the charter yacht industry.
Born and raised in NJ, Heather’s dad had her up on a surfboard since she was three years old. Her passion for the ocean started then. She fell in love with the Virgin Islands after traveling here as a competitive surfer and attending the University of the Virgin Islands
Heather specializes in preparing healthy, flavorful well-balanced meals that are also aesthetically pleasing. She communicates with her guests pre-charter to tailor a menu to suit any dietary restrictions or preferences. She is well versed in vegetarian/pescatarian/vegan/
Together, Captain Mark and Chef Heather offer an unparalleled vacation experience aboard R-S-Cape – great days of sailing and exploring the BVI with delicious cuisine served with a smile.
Heather’s Sample Menu Aboard R-S-Cape
Delicious Cuisine Is What A BVI Crewed Yacht Charter is ALL ABOUT!
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.
2018 Crew: Meet Captain Dennis and Stephanie
Captain Dennis has been drawn to the water and nature as long as he can remember. As the only boy with four sisters, his favorite childhood memories were the times they spent boating, sailing, fishing, and camping. He then raised two boys and a girl enjoying much of the same in the great out doors. When he wasn’t tending to business he could most likely be found on one of his boats or under the water in diving gear. P.A.D.I. Dive Master Dennis has over 3500 dives under his belt! You can certainly say he loves the sport and sharing the magic below the sea! With the family grown and the ocean calling, Dennis and Stephanie liquidated their land based treasures and headed for the Caribbean. They have since logged over 5000 miles sailing the Caribbean and Atlantic ocean.
P.A.D.I. Dive Master Dennis has over 3500 dives under his belt! You can certainly say he loves the sport and sharing the magic below the sea! With the family grown and the ocean calling, Dennis and Stephanie liquidated their land based treasures and headed for the Caribbean. They have since logged over 5000 miles sailing the Caribbean and Atlantic ocean.
While Dennis is a serious captain, his spirit is enormously playful. His sense of humor and friendly demeanor will make you feel like you’ve made a friend in an instant. This Master Captain has also earned his title of Grill Master and Chief omelet aficionado! Join Captain “D” as he shares those secret harbors of the Virgins on your next dream vacation!
Stephanie fell in love with sailing the Virgin Islands when her parents chartered a sailboat in the B.V.I.s at age 12. in her words, “It never quits being magical!” Immediately after college she was hired by a cruise line as staff in the Purser’s office. Consecutive one-week cruises for a straight 8 months didn’t put a damper on her enthusiasm for the industry, she moved into marketing and even spent 2 years using her industry knowledge for the production of a travel T.V. series, Tourific Destinations on the Discovery channel. Years later when Dennis suggested he wouldn’t mind giving up a land-based home for sailing, she was “All In! ”
Travel and sailing combined with Stephanies talents in the culinary arts have been a dream come true! Her attention to detail in the galley is unparalleled. On board guests quickly nicknamed her “Saucy Stephanie” as she has an uncanny ability to combine flavors to please the palette! She also has a wide variety of gluten free, pescatarian and vegetarian delights!
Captain D and Stephanie love to share their enthusiasm for the places and people of the Virgin Islands, and they look forward to introducing their guests to this beautiful part of the world and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Stephanie’s Sample Menu for 7 Day Charters
Learn what a crewed yacht charter in the BVI is really like aboard R-S-Cape!
The Perfect Crew for a Perfect Dream Sail
This trip was the perfect way to decompress from our busy lives. We were free to choose whatever we wanted to do. There was no pressure to go in any certain place or to do any certain thing. The crew were very attentive, you could hardly put your cup down before they offered to refill it, but were at the same time very laid back, the perfect crew for a perfect dream sail.
You Two Made Our Days Even More Memorable
What a treat these past few days have been for us! We knew the islands would be beautiful but you two made our days of sailing, swimming and snorkeling even more memorable! In no particular order our favorites:
- Chatting while under sail
- Huevos Rancheros (Yum!!)
- Marina Cay (..the phone booth)
- Lazily listening to music *
Thank you both for EVERYTHING!
~Ina and Gary
A Spectacular Experience!
What a special trip to some of the most beautiful spots we have ever seen. Thank you for your expertise in guiding us to these special spots to help make our charter on the R-S-Escape such a spectacular experience.
This was our first long-term boating experience and will most definitely not be our last. I only hope that when we decide to do this again it can either be with you both or with people as dedicated as you.
PS: Janice, that was most amazing cheesecake ever!
Exceeded Our Expectations in Every Way
Thank you so much for an amazing trip. We have such incredible memories of all these adventures. The trip exceeded our expectations in so many ways.
We really appreciate how you tailored the trip to fulfill what we were looking for in every way.
The food was amazing as wall, and the Rum Punch was perfect! We will definitely be counting down the days till we can come back.
You Helped Us Get Away From It All!
Thank you for such a lovely vacation. You’ve been the most gracious hosts this week and we’ve both enjoyed ever moment. We needed this break so thank you for helping us get away from it all!
Exceptional Hosts – Professional and SO Personable!
David and Janice are such exceptional hosts! When there was wind, there was great sailing, when there wasn’t wind there was great snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, or nap -taking.
But for me, the highlight is always watching the sun go down, enjoying the delicious food (Yay, Janice!) and catching up with friends and swapping stories over wine and dinner.Thank you both for your seemingly tireless attention to making this a special vacation. ~The Keens.
We have chartered sailboats in the Virgin Islands since the late 70’s. None were better than this trip. David and Janice were fantastic hosts – professional and so personable.We made wonderful memories that will we suspect will carry us until our next charter. Tally ho! ~The Jones
We Had a Fantastic Time – Recommend Them Highly!
Being in the hospitality business in both food and service analysis owning a mystery shopping business and restaurants, I’m a discerning customer or guest when it comes to evaluating service and experiences while traveling. I have a very hard standard. It’s rare I feel compelled to actually write a review, but in this case, it’s very appropriate and well deserved. David and Janice Walters picked us up in St. John and took us throughout the BVI’s on the catamaran R-S-Cape, and we had a fantastic time.
Janice and David were positive and enthusiastic hosts and truly enjoy sharing their passion for the islands. In addition to being outstanding sailors, they possess deep knowledge of all the great snorkeling spots, restaurants, islands to visit, and that knowledge allowed David and Janice to plan a great trip for us with our input and their recommendations based on what was important to us. David and Janice are great people, who struck a nice balance between giving us our private time and connecting with them and having some good laughs and sharing life experiences. We had a fantastic time, will remain in touch with Janice and David, and will go out with them again on another adventure. Plus, Janice is an amazing cook and prepared delicious food for us! I’m happy to recommend them highly, you will have a fantastic time. ~Eric Goodwin
We Love Everything About Our Experience!
We loved everything about our experience. We will definitely charter again! ~Ron &Debbie W.
David and Janice Made Us Feel At Home. We Will Return Soon!
We came on vacation and now have two new friends! From the first moment, David and Janice made us feel at home. My children (7 and 16 years old) said they felt like David and Janice were family. The food was great. The boat is very clean, roomy and handles fine. David moored each night in a protected harbor so we could sleep peacefully after enjoying playing on the most beautiful beaches that one could imagine.
We have vacationed in Turks and Caicos, St. Croix, Rum Point in Grand Cayman and several other areas. But we all agree that this was our favorite, and we will return soon! ~The Pittman Family
I Can’t Think of a Better Way to Spend Christmas
I can’t even start to explain what a fun vacation this was. I can’t thnk of a better way to spend Christmas.
Without you two as crew on this trip I’m sure that it wouldn’t be half as fun. I can’t thank you enough. You guys are the best.
~The Rubin family
The Service Was Spot On!
What a great way to hang out with your whole family, explore, relax and readjust your perspective. We enjoyed our time so much it felt weird to leave David and Janice behind- like we were leaving behind family!
As someone who was nervous about being on a boat for 7 days, I can honestly say that David and Janice attended to my and my family’s every need. From keeping on the calmest routes to mooring in the best places, they made it look easy. On top of that, the service provided with great delicious meals amazingly thorough recommendations for activities that best fit our family, etc…was spot on. Thank you David and Janice for making this an incredibly memorable family vacation.
~The Avron family
I Have Never Felt So Spoiled In My Entire Life!
My husband surprised me with this trip for my birthday and there was no better way to ease the pain of turning 40 then with this vacation! I have never felt so spoiled in my entire life!
From the absolutely gorgeous new modern boat, to the stunning scenery, to the amazing attention the crew put into everything they do. We were both blown away!Having never been to be BVI before we put ourselves in the crew’s hands to plan our itinerary and they again did not disappoint! They made sure we hit all the must-see’s and made sure we also got plenty of gorgeous, quiet beaches and bays. They were so knowledgeable about everything – from the islands to the history to the best hidden gems and of course the boat itself R-S-Cape.
The crew really made this trip. They are a total blast and fun to hang out with. The captain has tons of experience and made us feel safe and welcome. We would go anywhere with him! And don’t even get us started on the cooking. Every night & day, lunch was like something out of a magazine and tasted even better. I’m getting all teary eyed writing this because we don’t want to leave. We will be back! Thank you for the trip of a lifetime! You’re the best!
Lots of love and thanks ~Seahawk 1 & Seahawk 2
Thank You for Making my 49th Birthday Special!
We felt like we were at a five star resort and the crew made sure we always had a drink in our hands! Thank you for the making my 49th birthday special! I Loved the cookie cake 🙂 We hope to see you again soon!
~Karen Fields and Rob Largeman
A Beautiful, Wonderful Adventure
Thank you for a truly spectacular 30th wedding anniversary. We came to relive our honeymoon and got so much more. R-S-CAPE was a lovely boat A beautiful wonderful adventure. We will miss and reflect on the beauty we were shown.
~Jan and Steve
Wow! We had a fantastic trip
The food – well don’t even want to get on the scales, but it was totally worth it. We enjoyed every meal thus our namesake – “The Clean Plate Club.” We couldn’t help ourselves lol 🙂
Also, we loved all the snorkeling and it was so nice of you to work out a place where Scott could scuba dive. We have never been anywhere that has allowed us to snorkel as much as we did and it was amazing! Each spot had different things that we were able to see and discover.
Thank you for making this trip one that we will never forget.
~Tasha and Scott Barkentin.
About As Good As It Gets
We did not need to worry about anything as you took care of our every need (and want). We spent true quality family time without interruption. From the itinerary to the meals and the minute details in between, you planned and implemented all that we did so we could enjoy the journey and each other.
You’re fun, kind, patient, generous, and knowledgeable; we enjoyed our time spent with you. We appreciated your attention to detail, evident whether teaching us to sail or putting finishing touches on our plates.
Our oldest categorized our trip as a Clark Griswold vacation that actually went “right”. That’s about as good as it gets. Thank you for memories we will cherish forever.
BVI Crewed Yacht Charter Rates
|Rates are All Inclusive|
Additional Rate Details:
*5th cabin is a pilot berth in forepeak shares head with second guest cabin.
Captain Only Rate: $8500 Includes: Captain, First Mate, linens, paper products, basic condiments, propane for cooking, use of water toys. Charterer provides all provisioning and running expenses
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/$10,300 3/$10,750 4/$11,300 5/$11,650
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/$10,450 3/$10,975 4/$11,600 5/$12,025
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
Xmas and New Year’s weeks: flat rate of $13,640
Diving Onboard R-S-Cape
Gear rental $150/week per certified diver. (Guests pay for tank fills).
Bring your own gear or rent from one of the local dive shops.
PADI dive master on board to guide you through all the best sites.
5 dives/per certified diver – free.
Additional dives at cost of tank refills.
Currently booked or requested dates:
|Date Start||Date End||Status|
|Sep 10, 2017||Oct 31, 2017||Unavailable: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*|
|Nov 25, 2017||Dec 02, 2017||Booked: Trellis Bay, Tortola to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI|
|Dec 26, 2017||Jan 02, 2018||Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*|
|Jan 30, 2018||Feb 08, 2018||Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*|
|Feb 15, 2018||Feb 23, 2018||Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*|
|Feb 24, 2018||Mar 04, 2018||Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*|
|Apr 03, 2018||Apr 10, 2018||Booked: Compass Point, St Thomas* to Compass Point, St Thomas*|
Green Boating Aboard R-S-Cape
The BetterLife brand of cleaning products is exclusively used on board as well as the Pharmacopia line of toiletries.
These products are plant-based, 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 R-S-Cape!
Charter Yacht Specifications
|Dingy Size||12 ft|
|Children Age Limits||water safe|