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Leaders in Going Green

July 30th, 2016 | Ocean Getaways

Eco-friendly vacations are gaining in popularity with travelers the world over, who are realizing the need to protect the natural wonders they so longingly wish to see. At Ocean Getaways, we’re proud to be at the very forefront of the Going Green movement which is slowly, but surely, revolutionizing...

The Case of the Missing Diamond Necklace

July 30th, 2016 | Ocean Getaways

From Diamonds to Dumpsters: Mystery at Sea There was no way in the world a diamond necklace would go missing on our watch. NO WAY! We’ve been in the yacht charter business for decades and pride ourselves on offering simply the best service in the industry, no holds barred....

How the Statue of Liberty Launched Our Business

July 30th, 2016 | Ocean Getaways

Our founders, Brad Lavigne and Trish Cronan, got their start in the yacht charter industry working as captain and chef on charter yachts in New England and the Caribbean in the early 1980s. Their time on yachts convinced them that the world’s best vacation secret had to transcend the...

Talking Trash on Luxury Charter Yachts

July 21st, 2016 | Ocean Getaways

Let’s Talk Trash – Reducing Plastic Waste on Yachts Our President, Trish Cronan, has spent the last couple of years talking trash… mostly plastic water bottle trash. It’s not a glamorous subject. In fact, it is downright toxic when you think of the millions of plastic water bottles that...

Half Board on BVI Crewed Yacht Charters – Good Deal?

July 20th, 2016 | Ocean Getaways

The majority of USVI and BVI crewed yacht charters on both sailboats and catamarans under 100 feet operate on an all-inclusive pricing which means that all meals and a standard open bar are included.  Recently, some USVI and BVI crewed charter yachts have been offering a half board option.  Half board...

Tips on Caribbean Yacht Charters During Hurricane Season

July 19th, 2016 | Ocean Getaways

Many people want to cast off on a Caribbean yacht charter in the summertime – that’s when the kids are out of school or maybe that is the only time of year that you can get away.  It’s also a good time to find a yacht charter special.  It...

What Is A Mocko Jumbie?

July 13th, 2016 | oceangetaways

Mocko Jumbies are Caribbean stilt dancers dressed in sheeny colorful garb with satins, sequins, and often a carnival mask.   The original Mocko Jumbies were part of religious rituals in West Africa trying to scare off bad spirits.  The West Indian version of the Mocko Jumbies is more party...

Bahamas Swimming Pigs – Set Sail for the Bay of Pigs

July 12th, 2016 | Ocean Getaways

We’ve swum with a lot of sea creatures – the great white sharks in South Africa, sea lions and penguins in the Galapagos, whales in New England, manta rays in the Caribbean… but this was definitely a first… the Bahamas swimming pigs in the Exumas.  Not sea pigs.  Just...

BVI’s World Famous Foxy Inducted into CYBA Hall of Fame

July 9th, 2016 | Ocean Getaways

Charter a yacht in the Caribbean, and you’ll inevitably come across an array of intriguing and enigmatic characters. People who march to their own beat, who’ve shunned conventionalism and who’ve managed to create a little corner of heaven in some of the remotest corners of our globe.  People without...

Tranquility – BVI Catamaran Charter for up to 12 Guests

July 8th, 2016 | Ocean Getaways

Dining on the Water on Your Tranquility BVI Catamaran Charter. Literally! One of our favorite cats in BVI Catamaran Charter Fleet is the 76′ Tranquility – built in South Africa by former BVI catamaran charter crew.  It is the only BVI -based catamaran that is designed to host 12 guests with a...
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