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“The BEST thing to do on SXM...”

Private Yacht Charter SXM
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Since 2006, Private Yacht Charter offers private day and term charters with our fleet of sail and power catamarans. We are located at the Great House Marina in Oyster Pond, Sint Maarten. On a day charter, you receive the boat of your choice with a skipper, along with complimentary drinks and snacks. On an overnight charter or week charter, you can choose from a captain only charter to an all-inclusive vacation with full catering and chef.
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Six of us chartered the Mojito under skipper Nicholas. Incredible day on the water. Very little wind for sailing to our proposed destination, Anguilla, so Nicholas created an alternative itinerary including the Marine Park, Tintamarre and lunch on Islet Pinel that minimized our time "sailing" and maximized our time in the water and snorkeling. Clearly, Nicholas knows his boat stem to stern and has a well-tuned, welcoming manner of hospitality for all. Good humor, highly skilled, great conversationalist. We particularly enjoyed having him join us for lunch on Pinel. A GREAT DAY ON THE WATER! Thank you, Nicholas......

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Last week my wife and I had the opportunity to charter, the Mojito, a 47' catamaran with Nico as the Captain. If you are going to be in St. Maarten/St. Martin DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

Pierre, the owner, has a number of exquisitely appointed yachts that boast full sleeping berths, private bathrooms, full kitchens, indoor living rooms and topside decks that are the best in the area.
Captain Nico began our charter with full and complete overviews for safety and comfort while offering mimosas to start off the morning departure. Within minutes of departure from the bay, the sails were hoisted, appropriate music quietly enhanced the splashing of the waves and we were quickly enjoying a lifestyle of a true luxury charter.

The leather pillows out on the front trampoline grids formed perfect support to lie back and feel this beautiful ship cut through the turquoise, sky blue and navy colored waters. Captain Nico would appropriately appear – like magic at just the right times – to point out a specific island or offer fresh fruits.

During the course of the day, we anchored twice to go snorkeling in specially discovered calm bays. Captain Nico was attentive to every need with the equipment as well as entry and exit from the beautiful Caribbean. His suggestion for an easy lunch at Pinel Island was wonderful.

St. Maarten/St. Martin is a beautiful place to visit, but do not miss the opportunity to contact Pierre and charter one of his yachts for a day or a two-day excursion. We look forward to a time in the future when we land in St. Maarten/St. Martin and leave on one of Pierre’s yachts for a 5-day charter taking in Nevis, St Kitts and St Barts!

Pat H

Thank Patrick H
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed in St. Maarten for a week in June and this was by far the best thing we did! THIS IS A MUST DO!!! Captain Nicholas & his first mate were amazing and extremely accomodating. We boarded the Mojito with a group of 10 and were catered to the entire duration of our trip. We felt very welcomed and at home aboard the Mojito. Captain Nicholas took us to our destination of choice, Anguilla, where we had experiences of a lifetime. While we ate lunch and snorkeled, he took care of getting our passports stamped so that we could enjoy more fun in the sun. Everyone in our group was beyond satisfied with the trip and service we received. I would highly recommend this charter to anyone visiting St. Maarten!

Thank Kristi H
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Pierre and Nicholas were amazing. We took a group of 15 out for my 30th birthday and Pierre took the time to make sure that every single detail was taken care of. They are honest and very laid back. The boat has everything that you need from restrooms, shaded areas, and speakers to plug your ipod in to. If you are in St. Maarten you must charter one of his beautiful boats. We will never forget the experience!

Thank Kelli M
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Pierre and Nicholas are fantastic. From start to finish they both truly cared about giving us a great tour and was the highlight our trip. Nico was our Captain and not only did he operate the 47ft Mojito Catamaran seamlessly but did it with such grace. What was even more impressive was the fact that Nico graciously offered us drinks, snacks, and took group photos without us even having to ask for them. He pointed out sea turtles, various fishes, and landmarks for us to look at throughout the entire cruise. Nico took care of all of our passports when going to St. Barts and picked us on seashell beach after lunch.

The boat is gorgeous and has been very well maintained. This boat definitely turns heads.

There is no question that I will return for another tour. These guys know how to do it right. They are personable, will make you laugh, and give you an explosive time.

Highly recommended. Thanks for a great trip!

Cheers!

Thank Jerry P
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