Voyage 50ft - 2001, refit 2017

Turquoise Turtle

Yacht description

Turquoise Turtle is a Voyage 50 catamaran with three equal queen size cabins. One of the best features of this yacht is her beam – in this case wider is definitely better – providing an ultra stable and comfortable yacht with a ton of room inside. Throughout the yacht the decor is very sunny and cheerful with lots of light coming through the many windows and ports.

The swim platform is another great feature of this yacht. The wide teak walkway doubles as a diving platform, tanning spot and also a great place to hang out and watch the fish beneath you. The cockpit offers outdoor dining and sun pads and if all this outside space isn’t enough, you’ve got the trampolines forward.

Penny's personal opinion

Why book Turquoise Turtle – FAMILIES – The crew of Andre and Alison are charming, fun loving and enthusiastic providing guests with an adventurous and fun filled holiday – however, they especially love having kids onboard. Parents can relax knowing their kids are being kept busy with snorkelling, tubing or kayaking – and they won’t be interested in their phones or iPads… promise!

Yacht layout

Voyage 50ft - 2001, refit 2017 layout

Amenities

  • Yacht
    • Fully air conditioned
    • Salon TV
    • Device hookups
    • Onboard wi-fi
    • Hair dryers
    • Water maker
  • Water Toys
    • 14ft RIB w/50hp
    • Snorkel gear
    • Towing tube
    • Kneeboard
    • SUP x 2
    • Dbl kayak
    • Beach games
    • Underwater camera and video

Onboard experience

Crew profile
Andre and Alison Stroebel are from South Africa and have been married for 32 years. They love the sea and are either on it, in it or under it. They started sailing together even before they were married and raced Hobie Cats as a hobby. Soon they started sailing larger catamarans off the unpredictable east and west coasts of South Africa.
Sample menu
This is a sample menu only to give you an idea of your chef’s cooking style. Your menu will be personalised for you - designed around your food and drink preferences. Most chefs are able to adapt to different dietary requirements such as vegetarian or gluten free but please let us know at the time of booking so we can check for you.

Rental rates

Guests
7 nights
6 nights
5 nights
2 $ 12,000 $ 10,286 $ 10,000
3 $ 13,000 $ 11,143 $ 10,833
4 $ 14,000 $ 12,000 $ 11,667
5 $ 15,000 $ 12,857 $ 12,500
6 $ 16,000 $ 13,714 $ 13,333

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.

2 $ 12,000 $ 10,286 $ 10,000
3 $ 13,000 $ 11,143 $ 10,833
4 $ 14,000 $ 12,000 $ 11,667
5 $ 15,000 $ 12,857 $ 12,500
6 $ 16,000 $ 13,714 $ 13,333

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.

2 $ 12,000 $ 10,286 $ 10,000
3 $ 13,000 $ 11,143 $ 10,833
4 $ 14,000 $ 12,000 $ 11,667
5 $ 15,000 $ 12,857 $ 12,500
6 $ 16,000 $ 13,714 $ 13,333

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.

2 $ 12,000 $ 10,286 $ 10,000
3 $ 13,000 $ 11,143 $ 10,833
4 $ 14,000 $ 12,000 $ 11,667
5 $ 15,000 $ 12,857 $ 12,500
6 $ 16,000 $ 13,714 $ 13,333

Rates are inclusive of all meals, snacks and standard bar prepared to your preferences. Standard bar consists of house wines, beers, sodas, mid-shelf spirits.

$18,080

1-6 guests
7 nights minimum
Charters during Christmas week are required to finish by Dec 26

$19,200

1-6 guests
7 nights minimum
New Year charters commence no earlier than Dec 27

Deduct $150/person/week from all-inclusive rate

Half-board rates include 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, snacks and standard bar; all other meals to be taken ashore at guests’ expense

Deduct $75/person/week from all-inclusive rate

Local fare meal plan rates include 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, snacks and standard bar; all other meals to be taken ashore at guests’ expense

$35 per dive per diver
  • Guests are to supply their own dive gear or rent gear from a dive shop. Yacht will supply 6 tanks and the first air fill per diver. Additional tanks are not included and would be rented by the guest if required.
  • If divers are sure of sizes, the boat will assist in fetching and returning dive gear.
  • Additional air fills paid for by client.

Charter information

  • A crew gratuity, based on your level of satisfaction, but typically 15-20% of the charter rate is not included
  • BVI Fees not included – please budget an additional $150/person/week

Reviews

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  • Just returned from a great New Year’s week aboard the Turquoise Turtle with the most wonderful hosts: Captain Andre and First Mate/chef Alison! They met us in St. Maarten with big smiles and a warm hug and after our “briefing” off to St. Barths, we sailed. Our family of 5 enjoyed the week spent sailing around the northern Leewards, relaxing, diving (especially great dives in St. Eustatia and Saba), eating Alison’s scrumptious meals, and enjoying all the top notch amenities the Turquoise Turtle offers. Andre’s pain killers, rum punch and special turquoise margarita got our evenings off to a great start, although dimmed our game playing abilities, which we think was a secret strategy. This was our third charter and hosts like Andre/Alison are top notch. They are warm, kind, patient, funny and easy to be around.We really enjoyed ourselves and look forward to sailing again soon aboard the Turquoise Turtle.

  • There aren’t enough words to describe how amazing our trip was on the Turquoise Turtle. My wife and I were on our honeymoon, new to crewed yacht charters, and didn’t quite know what to expect but what we got was a trip of a lifetime. We were greeted at the pickup location by two of the most amazing people (Alison and André) I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet with big smiles and a hug. Taken to the yacht on their dinghy and given a rundown of the boat facilities and our room. Everything was spotless and beautifully arranged. We quickly became accustomed to the boat life for a week as Alison and André made us feel right at home. When sailing, André was amazing and first mate, Alison, was quick. They knew exactly what each other were looking for when anchoring and I never once felt uneasy about their capabilities. When diving, they made sure we both were comfortable and safe and their experience really shows. They could have jumped into a shark tank (although they wouldn’t!) and I would have jumped right in behind them knowing that I was completely safe with them. They found things we never could have seen on our own and they recommended the most amazing onshore activities and restaurants.

    They let us chose where the boat went (within reason due to winds, Anchorage and legality) and gave my wife and I the freedom to go a lil crazy (cliff jump in St. Bart was so awesome). They found the perfect beaches to put back André’s Painkiller and Rum Punch and they even got us an unexpected bottle of Champagne for our honeymoon. At meal times, André would set the table while Alison would manifest magic on a plate that kept us in awe and drooling the entire time. I highly recommend you don’t skip the dessert or their amazing coffee.

    Overall, I could not replace this trip in any lifetime and felt I made great friends with the Captain and Chef. We would do a charter with them again in a heartbeat. Thank you André and Alison for the trip of a lifetime.

  • JT
    USA

    We (family of 4, 2 children ages 5 and 8) spent a week on board the Turquoise Turtle in February of 2020. Our goal was to have a relaxing, active week and an adventurous experience for the children. If you are trying to find the right charter boat to explore the BVI’s, this is the one.

    Turquoise Turtle is Captained by Andre Stroebel and his wife Alison, who is Registered Nurse and excellent cook. Most importantly, both are excellent hosts and wonderful people. Andre has 30+ year’s experience as a helicopter pilot in South Africa. Andre is safety oriented and makes a great “Pain Killer” Drink! As a couple they have sailed the world and are very experienced yachtsmen.

    Alison is a caring person who was wonderful with the children. She has a good knowledge of the sea life in and around the reefs and was always eager to share her knowledge with everyone.

  • Vicki G
    USA

    The trip was awesome! Andre and Allison were sea worthy very competent captains. They made us very comfortable in all that we did on the water! Food was fine food dining each meal! Andre and Allison were very friendly and accommodated our every request We sailed to a beautiful new beach each day. We went as 3 couples and had an absolutely delightful week full of fabulous adventures, incredible meals delicious cocktails, games, swimming snorkeling and diving, and scenery that cannot be duplicated. The only bad part of the trip was that it ended.

  • Scott J
    Wisconsin

    As we were making our way home and discussing the trip, I heard the phrase “BEST TRIP EVER” repeated more than once! No doubt it requires a lot of planning, work, patience, seamanship, and people skills to accommodate a group such as ours for a week… but Andre and Alison made it look easy. As people they are authentic, understanding, calm, gentle, and extremely competent. It seemed every time I turned around Alison was preparing another gourmet meal and Andre was answering sailing questions and mixing his famous “Painkillers”. Andre and Alison are special people and do a fabulous job. You should have no hesitations in recommending them to any clients you may have. In all honesty, we passed their name along to other vacationers, 4 times ourselves, before we even got to the airport!

    The vessel itself was clean, comfortable, and in tip top shape. The cabins were clean, roomy, well lit and airy. Clearly, their vessel is well cared for and perfectly organized for handling this type of activity. Scuba activities were handled in an orderly fashion and of course we saw innumerable fish species, octopus, squid, the Rhone wreck,  snorkeling as well was enjoyed by all. It was a lot of fun!!

    This was the 2nd charter we have taken in the last 5 years. I will guarantee you that if anyone I know expresses an interest in this type of vacation, I will be recommending Andre and Alison, no question, hands down, without a doubt!!

    Again, Thank you and please feel free to share our thoughts as you wish.

  • DY
    USA

    We just spent a fabulous week aboard the Turquoise Turtle with Andre and Allison owners/hosts. Both were skilled captains and scuba divers and sailing with them made us feel safe and comfortable. Allison prepared gourmet meals which we loved and Andre makes wonderful Painkillers. We vacationed with 2 other couples and we each had our own bedroom and bathroom. Each day we were able to explore, snorkel and scuba dive at a different beautiful beach location as we sailed the US and British Virgin Islands. It was the perfect way to vacation with great friends. We highly recommend vacationing on the Turquoise Turtle!

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