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Length: 50 ft
Builder: Lagoon
Year Built: 2012
Max Guests: 6
Cabins: 3
# Crew: 2
Max Speed: 14
Cruising: 10
Fuel Use: 1 US Gall/Hr
Beam: 28 ft
Draft: 5 ft
Base Port: USVI
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Accomodations:

Queens: 3

Charter Yacht BETTER DAYS : 2012 50 ft Lagoon Catamaran

Scuba Diving

Scuba: Onboard
License Info: Master
Compressor: Not Onboard
Dive Tanks: 8
BCs: 6
Regs: 6
Divers: 6
Dives: 3 included
Dive Costs:  
3 dives per week included for certified divers - charters 6 nights or more.

Additional dives $25 per person per dive.

Water Toys

Dinghy: 14ft
Dinghy HP: 40hp Yamaha
Dinghy Pax: 8 pax
Adult Skis: Yes
Kids Skis: Yes
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
WakeBoard: Yes
PaddleBoard: 2
2 Man Kayak: Yes
Boarding Ladder: Sugar Scoop ladders
Beach Games: Yes
DeepSea Fishing: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: Trawling, Casting, tackle
# Fish Rods: 2
UnderWater Cam: Yes
Other Toys:  
Fishing registered in USVI and BVI

2 Stand Up Paddle Boards

Entertainment

Internet: Onboard WIFI
BBQ: Yes
VCR DVD: Yes
Sat TV: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Num DVD: Web Based
Num CDs: Web Based
Board Games: Yes
Num Books: Web Based
iPod: Yes
 

Amenities

Voltages: 220/110
AC: Full
AC Night: Yes
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher Diets: Yes
Nude Charters: Yes
Crew Smokes: No
Guest Pet: No
Children?: Yes
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Crew Profile

Connor grew up in southern Colorado, part of a large family that was always on the move. Taking to the mountains and forests at a young age he grew up hiking, hunting, fishing, rafting and diving into anything that involved open skies and fresh air. From there he continued to express his love of nature when he pursued a BS in geology from the University of Wyoming. Two weeks after he graduated what was supposed to be a temporary hiatus in the Virgin Islands turned into the discovery of a new home. After he took his first job on a 52 ft Gold Coast Cat the rest, as they say, is history. Four years later his cummulative knowledge of top tier hospitality and boating work have allowed him to pursue his new found love of sailing, never ending horizons, and sunsets.

Since she can remember, Brianne's dream was to work on the water. Hailing from a small city in NH, Bri made her way up to the White Mountains every weekend. Hiking, kayaking, camping were just a few outdoor activities that sparked her interests. After graduating with a master’s in physical education and health education, Bri took a chance and moved to the Virgin Islands in search of a life of adventure and learning. Her passion for the beauty and serenity of ocean living landed Bri a job working day charters upon her arrival to the Virgin Islands in 2013. She has since worked as a chef and first mate in the term charter industry and can't wait to show her guests the ins and outs of the Virgin Island son Better Days.

Rates

SEASON: 2 Guests 4 Guests 6 Guests
Summer 2018$15,500 $17,000 $18,500
Winter 2018 to 2019$15,500 $17,000 $18,500
Summer 2019$15,500 $17,000 $18,500
Winter 2019 to 2020$15,500 $17,000 $18,500
Terms: All Inclusive
Turn Around: 24 Hrs.
Preferred Pickup: American Yacht Harbor
Other Pickup: USVI


Price Details:

HOLIDAYS:
2019
Christmas Flat Rate $22,000 St Thomas pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must end on or before 12/28/2019
New Years Flat Rate $25,000 St Thomas pick up. 7 night minimum. Charter must start no earlier than 12/29/2019
2020

Christmas Flat Rate $22,000 St Thomas pick up and drop off. 7 night minimum. Charter must end on or before 12/26/2019
New Years Flat Rate $25,000 St Thomas pick up. 7 night minimum. Charter must start no earlier than 12/27/2019

HALF-BOARD RATES:
(7/4/3 BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER): $150 off / person

***3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense***

***Does not combine with child discounts***



CHILD DISCOUNT:
$250 off for each child age 15 and under.
***Does not combine with half board options***

***Age is based on the charter date NOT the date of booking***

***Max discount - 4 children***



LESS THAN 6 NIGHT CHARTERS DIVIDE BY 6 RULE:
(Rate / 6 X #Nights)

***(Rate divided by 6N X number of nights*** For 6 nights divide rate by 7 X 6N.



SLEEP ABOARD:
$1,000 Sleep aboard the night before the charter departs
Guests arrive to the yacht at 5pm. Snacks and welcome drink served, this is not an open bar. Dinner is ashore on clients expense. Continental breakfast provided next morning. Vessel departs on a timing agreed by both Captain and guest.

Rate Terms:

All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by BoatLicenses: Paid by Boat


All rates are for the entire yacht and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation.
An additional premium maybe applied for Holiday Periods such as Christmas and New Year.

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Reviews

April 23-30,2019

All -
As a busy family of four (kids ages 13 and 11) who likes to travel a lot – we rarely have time to sit down and write a review. In this case, we felt it absolutely necessary to let you know about our recent trip aboard White House (Better Days) with Taylor Smith and Margaret Harrington.
We were a bit nervous booking with a first-year crew, however, we kept going back to their biographies and felt as though they were the right crew for us - and boy were they ever!
Captain Taylor – Rest assured that you are in good hands with Taylor. His sailing and island knowledge are impressive and it’s easy to see his genuine love and passion of all things outdoors related. His attention to detail is second to none.
Taylor proved to be very safety conciencious in every aspect of boating from sailing, to driving the dinghy and pulling our daughters wake boarding. He also planned our stops at Willy T’s and Soggy Dollar accordingly to avoid the rowdy drinking crowds that both places attract at times in order to ensure the best experience for our entire family.
As recently certified divers and having expressed an interest in doing quite a bit of diving on our trip, Taylor did not let us down. We would mention diving and before we knew it Taylor had a spot picked out and had our dive gear set-up ready to go. He took the time to research the dive spot and brief us to be sure it met everybody’s comfort and skill level as well as personal expectations. During each dive, Taylor kept a close eye on us all and pointed out ocean life that we would have otherwise missed. Taylor took his role as dive master seriously and it was very much appreciated as it put us all at ease and allowed us to enjoy each dive to its fullest. It is also worth noting that his navigational skills under water are top notch as after every dive we would come right back to the mooring line.
When asked on the first night of our trip what we hoped to do, learning to sail was near the top of the list. Taylor took time to explain the basics and the ways in which the wind affects the sails and how one must adjust accordingly. Much to our delight, we were given an opportunity to raise and lower the sails a time or two.
Taylor’s patience and sincere passion for showing us all things both under and above the sea made for a remarkable trip.
Chef Margaret - Margaret surpassed any and all expectations of meal preparation, presentation and flavor. Our family was able to try new foods and experience comfort food in new and exciting ways thanks to Margaret’s expertise.
Margaret was very flexible with us on meals and even went off her prepared meal plan one night to try her hand at making cauliflower wings for us. Our youngest daughter loves to cook/bake and Margaret was such a sweetheart allowing her to help in the kitchen. When we had oranges for a snack one day our daughter mentioned how she’d love to try to make chocolate covered orange peels when we got home. Moments later and much to our surprise and our daughter’s utmost joy, Margaret had a recipe pulled up and the girls were making them to serve with ice cream for dessert that evening.
She was an amazing guide of our snorkeling adventures and for our on shore excursions - from hiking up the hills of Salt Island, walking on the beaches of Cooper Island, touring the Baths of Virgin Gorda, and exploring the Bubbly Pool - her enthusiasm and sense of adventure created memories that will last a lifetime.
As a yoga instructor, Margaret was very excited to teach a class to us as the sun was rising one morning. She encouraged us to settle into our senses and really become one with nature and our bodies. It was a great way to connect with the islands around us, the salty air, the warm sun shine and the sound of the waves lapping against the shore.
Both Taylor and Margaret are such a sweet and warm-hearted couple who have contagious smiles and evident passions for living their best lives. Our trip was made complete by having them as our crew. Together they work seamlessly and make for a first-class experience. The boat was kept immaculate 24/7. It is easy to see that both Taylor and Margaret treat the boat as if it were their own. Impressively, they went about and kept the boat neat and tidy without us noticing it. While we were eating our breakfast, or out enjoying the morning sun on paddle boards, kayaks or on the deck of the boat, our beds were being made, showers and bathrooms cleaned, and towels were replaced. When we would wake up in the morning the boat was as spotless as the first day we boarded.
From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to say THANK YOU to Taylor and Margaret for sharing with us the best vacation we could have ever dreamed of! We look forward to hopefully joining them both again soon for another trip around the (Leeward) islands.
The Vish Family


December 16-23, 2018

We had a fantastic week vacationing on the White House. Taylor and Margaret were awesome...considerate, thoughtful, and fun. We snorkeled, hiked, paddle boarded, kayaked, went scuba diving, sight seeing, sailed (Taylor is a great Captain), and wakeboarded. Margaret cooked us amazing meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Her food was delicious. Margaret and Taylor made this one of our best family vacations. We can’t wait to come back.

The H Family <3


December 27  , 2018 - January 3, 2019

Taylor and Margaret,

Thank you for an incredible experience aboard White House! Your service was exceptional, as was our trip. I wish you the very best and hope our paths cross again. 

The G Family


January 4-11, 2019

Margaret and Taylor,

Thank you so much for the wonderful experience and we know many more “Better Days” to come. The food was amazing, the guided tours made the experience so much greater, our dream of sailing and being in the beautiful Caribbean Islands fulfilled. Our family is very appreciated to your wonderful service, kindness, and training to sail. See you soon. Enjoy the charters until we are back.

Love,

Jeff, Bonnie, Devin, and Lillie

<3 PS: blowing the conch was so much fun!

 

January 12-19, 2019 - “One week in the year of Frances”

Margaret and Taylor,

This has been the best week that we could have asked for- thank you both so much for making it happen. From the moment we came aboard, we’ve been overwhelmed by your warmth and hospitality, and we’ve so enjoyed getting to know you both this week. From conch diving, to starting our own scooter gang, to late night Catan and rescuing Hanes’ belongings-y’all have gone above and beyond, and we are grateful not only for our time together, but that we are walking away with two new friends. Thank you for everything - we’ll be back!

-Frances, Gibbs, Mary, Park