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CRUISE THE GRENADINES ON YOUR OWN BOAT FROM BEQUIA

Christine Poirier-Brotchie

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Christine Poirier-Brotchie

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CRUISE THE GRENADINES ON YOUR OWN BOAT FROM BEQUIA

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday boat in Bequia - Quest - 44ft Sailing Yacht

Boat, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (7 guests max)

By chartering Quest, a 44 ft sailing yacht, you will safely and comfortably sail the Grenadines with a local skipper. This is a great opportunity to try out sailing while still having plenty of time to relax on board. Best of all, you will have the ability to get away from the crowds and reach islands only accessible by boat.

Quest is located in Port Elizabeth, on the island of Bequia, SVG. This boat, which has been completely refurbished in the last 5 years, was built to cruise the Caribbean sea. Compared to boats of the same size, the cabins and beds of Quest are large, and offer a lot of privacy. A 6 feet 2 inches tall man will feel comfortable anywhere inside. The boat has two cabins, each equipped with its own bathroom (with shower). One of the cabins (with ensuite bathroom) is separated from the kitchen by the cockpit, which gives it great intimacy. This cabin can be locked as well, so you can protect your valuables when you're out swimming, exploring islands or having a meal ashore. The cockpit, protected from the sun, contains the wheel and the cushioned outdoor dining area.

There are actually 3 cabins in the boat. One at the front, with a double bed, the main cabin or saloon, which has bunk beds (one double, one single), as well as the banquette by the dining table which can double as a single bed; and the aft cabin, which has a double bed. The also provides access to a third, small bathroom, usually used by the crew.

If rented by one couple, the 2 crew will sleep in the front cabin. If rented by two couples or a family, the crew will sleep on the bunk beds in the saloon. If you wish to have more persons aboard and provide a crew member yourself (up to 7 guests can be accommodated + one skipper), this is also possible.

Quest is an exceptionally well-maintained classic wooden sailing yacht that has been extensively refitted in 2007 and 2015 (all of the sails were replaced, the fabrics and cushions inside the boat replaced, the wood changed, polished, varnished, and every little thing that needed to be repaired was either professionally fixed or changed for a new one of the best quality). There are nice sailing lights on the foredeck, on the back and even under the boat so you can look at all the Caribbean fish swimming underneath at nighttime. There is also a new luxurious and powerful dinghy to take you ashore, a wake board and snorkeling equipment (size 10 for men and size 8 for women, as well as masks and snorkels for two children 4-8 year old). You can jump in the water from the side of the boat and climb back in with the ladder. There is also a gas barbecue on the deck - so you or the cook can barbecue fresh lobsters and the fish you catch, and the kitchen is equipped to be fully functional and as comfortable as possible.

There is a solar power generator on the deck and 110V electricity sockets in every room (cabin) so you can charge your phone and computer. Unlike other boats that you can charter, Quest also has a little library with novels, Caribbean guide books and biographies. There are also a few board games. There is plenty of linen and towels (for the beach or the showers).

We can suggest you try 3 or 7 days sailing itineraries, or you can make up your own trip as you go along.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had the most wonderful trip on The Quest. Simply an adventure we will always remember. Honestly, it is the trip of a lifetime for those of us without yachting experience. From swimming with the turtles, to enjoying lobster on deck, to zipping off to explore the islands. THANK YOU BOTH!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! We felt so safe and well-cared for every minute. THANK YOU!!!!!!



Susie
Apr 2014
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Christine Poirier-Brotchie

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2013
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My name is Christine. I'm 34 years old and the mother of a 6 year old daughter. In my day job - I am a politician in Montreal -. In his day job, my husband, Jon, is finding a cure for Parkinson's disease. We own or rent properties in multiple cities, wherever business or leisure takes us (mostly Toronto, Montreal, New York, Shanghai, Las Vegas and the Caribbean). We love to spend time on our boat in the Caribbean, but we obviously can not be there all the time. It is with great excitement that we are making it available for rent after a few years of refurbishing and keeping it to ourselves (my husband used to charter it himself before buying it). Since a sailing yacht requires a lot of maintenance, we employ a local manager, Jonnhy, who oversees all local operations and manages guest needs on the ground as well as supervising the crew.

Christine Poirier-Brotchie purchased this boat in 2007

My husband used to charter Quest himself when he moved from the UK to Canada. It was simpler to fly to the Caribbean than to fly to Thailand or other warm Asian countries. When he found Bequia and the Grenadines, he fell in love (me too!). It is such a beautiful place, that really provides peace, tranquility and this 'away from everything' feeling that you only get when you are alone. He had rented hotel rooms and chartered a few other boats in the Grenadines as well but preferred the comfort and freedom of Quest. When the boat became available for sale, he bought it.

When I was young, I used to travel a lot with my parents and brothers in a motor home. In my mind, a boat and a motor home are very similar. Within 44 feet, you need to have everything a house would provide, plus the ability to move around. Quest is much better than any motor home I have ever seen. I personally love the intimacy it provides, with the bedrooms that close with doors and the ensuite bathrooms. I'm also a bit of a sun-freak, and wear 30 SPF sunscreen at all time, so I love that the boat has a bimany over the cockpit. The shade it provides is a godsend.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type boat
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Cruise the Grenadines on your own boat from Bequia
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Cruise the Grenadines on your own boat from Bequia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p453887vb
+ 647-388-3994
Bequia St Vincent & Grenadines
5

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS EXPERIENCE

  • 5 out of 5
We had an amazing stay on the Quest and truly enjoyed our experience. We were in the capable hands of Durrant, our captain, and Ann, our lovely chef. The boat was fantastic and met all of our expectations. We sailed from Bequia to Canouon then off to Mayreau and finally, the Tabago Cays. The natural beauty was breathtaking. The Cays may be the most beautiful place on earth. The experience was romantic and absolutely fabulous. We will definitely return to discover more of the Grenadines and to again sail under the sun and the stars. Thank you for such a lovely experience.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a great time, it is always a pleasure when we hear that our guests enjoy sailing on Quest as much as we do. I will pass your kind words on to Durrant and Ann. Thanks, Jon (owner)
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Cruise the Grenadines on your own boat from Bequia
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p453887vb
+ 647-388-3994
Bequia St Vincent & Grenadines
Biarritz, Aquitaine, France
5

CROISIÈRE INOUBLIABLE EN FAMILLE AUX GRENADINES

  • 5 out of 5
La croisière Bequia > Moustique > Tobago Cays > Canouan > Bequia en 3 jours a constitué pour nous une partie de découverte et un séjour très agréable grace en particulier au skipper expérimenté Captain "Jo" Durant et la Cuisinière Lou qui ont bien pris soin de nous et de tout pendant la traversée.

Notre famille de 5 (2 parents et 3 jeunes de 18 à 22 ans) a particulièrement apprécié:
* Le repas du Soir aux Lucioles à Moustique
* Les Tobago Cays et l'ile de Pirates des caraïbes (la vraie!!)
* Le barracuda pêché puis dégusté au barbecue et arrosé de champagne de France
* La bronzette, les eaux claires, les tortues de mer, les plages de sable et la farniente
* La participation des jeunes à différentes manoeuvres
* Le wifi pour rester connecté

A l'aller et au retour, nous avons été très bien accueillis par la propriétaire et sa fillette à Béquia avec l'avantage de pouvoir communiquer en français sur tous les aspects d'une croisière, car pour nous c'était une première. Notre bagage à notre arrivée à St Vincent ayant été retardé par la Liat (Luggage In Any Terminal?), a pu être livré à Moustique le lendemain, lors de l'escale, en particulier grâce aux bons soins du patron de Quest Limited, tout était donc fait pour notre bien-être et notre confort. Ce bagage contenait entre autre le champagne qui allait avec le foie gras et le barracuda.

Bien sûr, il y a eu des moments de gros temps, mais bien qu'impressionants ils passent assez vites et Captain "Jo" était à la manoeuvre!! A une occasion, il a même du sauter à l'eau par mer agitée car le Dingy s'était détaché, séquence émotion!!

Je recommande cette compagnie et ce voilier pour ceux qui privilégient des activités en famille, en toute sécurité et sans souci matériel d'aucune sorte. Nous avons appris par la suite avoir été les premiers utilisateurs du voilier Quest suite à son remodelage et nous n'avons pas été décus.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Pierre, it was a pleasure to meet you and your wonderful family. Thanks for the kind words about Quest, I will remember that champagne goes with barracuda, it makes sense. I hope you don't mind but I will translate your review into English for our non-francophone readers, Jon (owner)

Unforgettable family cruise in the Grenadines

Our 3 days in Bequia was part of discovery and also a pleasant stay thanks in particular to the experienced skipper Captain "Jo" and our cook Lou who took good care of us and all during the voyage.
Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 young people aged 18 to 22 years) particularly enjoyed:
* the evening meal at the Firefly on Mustique
* The Tobago Cays and the island from Pirates of the Caribbean (the real one!)
* The fishing, we caught a barracuda, enjoyed it barbecued with champagne from France
* The sunbathing, clear waters, sea turtles, sandy beaches and lazy
* The participation of the younger ones in the various sailing manoeuvers
* The wifi to stay connected

On the way back and we were made very welcome by the owner and her daughter in Bequia, with the advantage of being able to communicate in French on all aspects of a cruise, because for us it was a first. when we arrived in St Vincent our luggage was delayed by LIAT (Luggage In Any Terminal?) but special thanks to the care of the boss of Quest Limited, they were delivered to boat on Mustique during our stay there and all was therefore made good, with respect to our well-being and comfort. This luggage contained, among other things, the champagne that went with the foie gras and barracuda.
Sure, there were moments of bad weather, but they passed quickly and Captain "Jo" was able to work around them! On one occasion, he even jumped into the water in rough seas because the dinghy came loose, an exciting event!
I recommend this company and this boat for those who prefer family activities safely and without worrying about equipment of any kind. We later learned they we were the first users of the yacht Quest after its remodelling and we were not disappointed.
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Bequia
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Admiralty Transport
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Princess Margaret Beach
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Frangipani
Car: not necessary

Bequai is a fantastic spot in itself. It is one of the four islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines that are accessible by plane. Bequai has a about a dozen restaurants, some serving the best Caribbean lobsters you will ever get.

After the complimentary pick up from the airport, you will see the colorful houses of Bequai, perched in the mountains and overlooking the turquoise sea. Once you reach the boat, you will be able to get to land easily on the luxurious dinghy, go ashore for some shopping or to the Princess Margaret beach, named after her visit and her royal love for the spot.

Of course, the nice thing about being on a boat is that you don't have to stay in one place and can discover the beauty of the Grenadines during your stay. Save a week on the rental of a house and visit Mustique, the privately-owned island where the rich and famous own beautiful mansions, visit Petit Nevis and its old whale-hunting site, walk on the absolutely stunning beaches of the privately owned island-resort of Petit Saint-Vincent and snorkel among the tropical fish of the coral reefs surrounding the Tobago Cays. Swim to beautiful white beaches every day. If you wish, you can go ashore to eat in one of the towns, whether it is in Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau or Union. Other common activities include sunbathing on deck, observing the stars, enjoying a cocktail while watching the sunset, reading in bed, fishing and snorkeling. Did I mention sailing?

Flights to Bequia leave from Barbados twice daily. We will take care of you as soon as you land in Bequia and will either take you back to Bequia at the end of the trip or to the other island of your choice.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday boat in Bequia, St Vincent & Grenadines

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Christmas and New Year
21 Dec - 4 Jan
3 night minimum stay
$1,875
for 3 nights
From
$600
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$650
for 1 night
From
$575
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Anchoring in Mustique $75
After review of the quote, you will receive a Paypal invoice via email.

50% deposit at time of booking, the balance due 30 days before departure. Up to 60 days prior to departure, the deposit can be canceled without any fees. If the cancellation occurs within 60 days of the departure, the deposit will not be refunded. 7 days before departure, no refund.

We welcome last minute bookings!
Notes Rates based on 4 people occupancy.

Rates include taxes and tips.

Please note that if you wish to provide your own crew and cook yourself, this is also possible and the rates will be adjusted accordingly. Please let us know if that is your preference as we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs. Your privacy and comfort are our priority.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday boat in Bequia, St Vincent & Grenadines

Property Type:
  • boat
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Back bathroom - toilet , shower , Electric toilet and shower
    Front bathroom - toilet , shower , Manual toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front Cabin - 1 double
    Main Cabin - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is the living room and kitchen area.
    Back cabin - 1 queen
  • If you are renting the boat as one couple, the staff will sleep in the front cabin. This is ideal for privacy! If rented by two couples, you will take the front and aft cabins, the skipper and the cook will sleep in the main cabin (saloon). There are three bathrooms aboard, one per cabin. In each cabin you will find the bed, reading lights, hatches for fresh air and a few drawers underneath the bed to put personal effects in. They also have 110V electricity sockets. The back cabin locks so you can put your valuables in there when you go out for a swim to the beach or a dinner ashore.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • fishing
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