Sea Esta Overview
Sail crystal clear waters, snorkel coral reefs, explore uninhabited islands, or just relax to another beautiful sunset. Sea Esta offers the best in large, open decks and spaces for lounging, including a comfortable indoor salon, a breeze-filled flybridge with seating for 10, and the fun forward netted space to experience sailing firsthand.
The split-level style interior offers five guest staterooms, two of which are on the main deck level and include a semi-private walk out "patio." All guest staterooms include en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, and everything you would need to create sailing memories with families and friends.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: Inquire for charters less than 6 nights.
For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights.
BVI PORT FEE: Add $400 each end for BVI ports other than West End or Jost
SLEEP ABOARD: 1/2 the daily rate. Dinner ashore at client expense. Includes boarding after 4pm, welcome cocktail and breakfast the next morning and early start.
HALF-BOARD RATES: Discount of $150 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners. Requires 3 lunches and 4 dinners ashore at client expense. Also see Local Fare option below.
2-4/$24,400 5/$24,750 6/$25,100 7/$25,450 8/$25,800 9/$26,150 10/$26,500
LOCAL FARE MEAL PLAN: Discount of $75 per person
Includes: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 6 dinners. Requires 2 lunches and 1 dinner ashore at client expense.
2-4/$24,700 5/$25,125 6/$25,500 7/$25,975 8/$26,400 9/$26,825 10/$27,250
CHRISTMAS/ NEW YEAR'S RATE:
CHRISTMAS 2019: 1-10 pax @ $30,800 - must end no later than 12/28
NEW YEARS 2019/2020: 1-10 pax @ $35,000 - may not start prior to 12/29
***SPECIAL OFFERS ***
6 NIGHT PLUS SLEEP ABOARD SPECIAL:
6 NIGHT PLUS SLEEP ABOARD SPECIAL:
Six nights plus special $400 sleep aboard rate for up to 10 guests.
Sleep-aboard begins at 4PM, includes a welcome cocktail and canapes (this is not open bar), dinner ashore at clients expense, this does include a continental breakfast.
Sleep aboard night may be on a mooring or on dock, captains discretion.
Can not be combined with any other special offers.
15-MAY-19 to 31-JUL-19
01-NOV-19 to 15-DEC-19
10-JAN-20 to 08-FEB-20
15-APR-20 to 15-JUL-20
BOOK BY DATE: 31-DEC-19
MINIMUM: 6 nights (use standard rate divided by 7 nights x 6 nights)
EXCLUDES: May not be combined with any other special offer
Meet The Crew
Crew ProfileBrad Marquart grew up in a small Mississippi river town in Missouri. After completing a degree in Biology at a liberal arts college it was time for some adventure, and he left the Midwest for a new life on the ocean. He joined a commercial fisheries management consultancy in Alaska, working on fishing vessels to provide precise and timely data regarding fishery health directly to NOAA. After working aboard 12 large fishing and fish processing vessels operating out of Dutch Harbor and Juneau, he traded the Bering Sea for the Rocky Mountains and moved to Denver, Colorado. There he started as a bioenergy researcher developing alternatives to mining coal, before switching gears and becoming an environmental scientist liaising between the oil and gas industry and state regulatory bodies. However, his previous life on the ocean had left a mark.
Upon meeting Kristi, the new team set out to reconnect with previous careers on the water. Denver provides perhaps the most landlocked American Sailing School in the USA, and Kristi and Brad took every class they had time for. They left Denver for the east coast where they assisted with a sailboat delivery, and then took to new careers aboard a 74 foot charter ketch here in the Virgin Islands, which led to Brad earning his USCG 100-ton Master Captain’s license and moving on to operate charter catamarans. Now starting his fourth year in the term charter industry, Brad has also earned a nitrox scuba certification and enjoys sharing chef’s and guide duties with his wife. An innate naturalist, he loves identifying fish and watching their behavior. He loves life most when guiding snorkel and hiking excursions in the beautiful Virgin Islands and when winding down with our always-interesting guests after a memorable day.
Kristi Marquart has a diverse background within the charter boat and restaurant industries. Her culinary interest sparked at an early age in her family’s restaurant and brewery in Kansas, where she worked every position throughout high school and college. Eager to grow in the hospitality industry after graduating from KU, Kristi went on to manage three successful restaurant openings across the country with a company that believed in serving real food sourced from American farmers. She has always loved to cook for friends and family but it was her experience working alongside talented chefs and restaurateurs that ultimately groomed Kristi for her role as the chef aboard Sea Esta. Her cuisine style utilizes fresh ingredients that bring both color and flavor to the plate. She obtains high quality cuts of meat and locally sourced eggs, produce and seafood (when available). Her menus are made with her guests preferences in mind, and she loves the creative freedom of serving beautiful meals that become a conversation piece over the table.
Kristi also holds a USCG 100-ton Master Captain’s license, a bachelors degree in environmental science, a nitrox diver certification, and ten years of experience handling various boats along the coasts of California, Georgia, South Carolina, and throughout the entire Eastern Caribbean. This is her seventh season operating charter boats out of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kristi & Brad are honored to call Sea Esta home and will ensure your vacation is the kind you smile about for years to come.